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Wed. April 19
N. GROSVENORDALE --- TEEG will host Cooking Matters, a presentation brought to us through Share our Strength’s “Cooking Matters” program, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the TEEG office. Meals created with items found in pantry. All welcome. Free. Childcare available. Register: 860-923-3458.
POMFRET --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret will present “Waterbirds in Love: Photography by Carol Lowbeer” through April 28 at the Grassland Bird Conservation Center on Day Road. Free. 860-928-4948.
THOMPSON --- The Friends of the Thompson Public Library will present, in its Art @ the Library series, the 14th Annual Thompson Community Art Show Perspective through April 28. www.thompsonpubliclibrary.org
Thur. April 20
PUTNAM --- The Putnam Commission on Aging will host a free seminar from 9 to 11 a.m. at S. Mary Church Hall. Putnam Police Sgt.Justin Lussier speak on how to avoid internet-telephone-door to door scams as well as identity theft. This event is open to seniors (ages 50-up) and their caretakers. Public welcome.
Fri. April 21
PUTNAM --- The Bradley Playhouse on Front Street will present “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” at 7:30 p.m. April 21, 22, 28 and 29 and May 5 and 6 and at 2 p.m. April 23, 30 and May 7. 860-928-7887.
WOODSTOCK --- The Woodstock Academy Freshmen Class is Hosting Dan Candell’s Comedy Hypnosis show at 7 p.m. at the academy’s auditorium. For all ages. $10 at the door. 860- 928-6575 ext. 1143
Sat. April 22
Cordon Bleu Fund-raiser
POMFRET --- RFL Chicken Cordon Bleu Dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Pomfret Community School to benefit American Cancer Society. $20 for adults, $10 for children under 10, children 4 and under eat free (chicken tenders). 860-974-1202 or 860-974-2405.
ASHFORD --- The Ashford Senior Center Spring Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 25 Tremko Lane. Lunch available for purchase. Spaces available 860-428-6502.
POMFRET --- The Windham-Tolland 4-H Camper Camper Scamper 5k race/walk and 1 mile kid run will begin with registration at 8 a.m. at the camp on Taft Pond Road. The race starts at 10. Register by April 1 to receive discount and free T-shirt. www.4hcampct.org.
POMFRET --- The Windham-Tolland 4-H Camp Open House will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. April 22. From 1:30 to 2 p.m. April 22 an informational parent panel on the benefits of camp will be presented. www.4hcampct.org.
DANIELSON --- Pet Pals Northeast, a local animal welfare organization, is holding a low cost rabies clinic from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Quinebaug Valley Veterinary Hospital, Rt. 12, Danielson/Plainfield town line. No appointment necessary. $12 cash per animal. All animals must be on a leash or in a secured carrier. If available, bring prior proof of rabies vaccination. 860-317-1720.
PUTNAM --- The Nature Trail at Murphy Park will be the site of a cleanup in honor of Earth Day at 10 a.m. All are welcome at the entrance to the trail behind the old Armory on Wicker Street Putnam Nature Trail runs behind the elementary and middle schools along Little River and behind the football field. Sponsored by the Greater Putnam Interfaith Council with funding and support from The Last Green Valley and the Town of Putnam Recreation Department. Food and refreshments will be served. The rain date is May 6.
DANIELSON --- The Quiet Corner Chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association is holding its annual Earth Day Trail Work & Clean-up Day from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wauregan Reservoir Quinebaug State Park. All welcome, including kids. The Chapter will provide pizza and refreshments for volunteers. Park at the boat launch at 45 Shepard Hill Road, where QC NEMBA will have a tent set up for check-in. They will provide tools, trash bags and other supplies, but encourage you to bring work gloves and trash picker/naber.
Sun. April 23
Tues. April 25
WOODSTOCK --- The Woodstock Senior Exercise Group will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. every Tuesday in the Woodstock Town Hall lower level meeting room. Free for all Woodstock senior citizens 60 and older. 860-974-1050.
Thur. April 27
PUTNAM --- The Putnam Lions Club will host a Trivia Night at 7 p.m. at the Crossings Restaurant. The charity of the night will be the Putnam Family Resource Center.
Fri. April 28
WOODSTOCK --- The PAWS Cat and Kitten Shelter will hold a book sale from 3 to 6 p.m. April 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 29 and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 30 at 244 Rt. 171. Rain/snow/shine. 860-336-7129.
BROOKLYN --- Our Lady of LaSalette Church will hold a book and bake sale from 5 to 8 p.m. April 28 and from 9 a.m. to noon April 29 in the church basement.
PUTNAM --- The Putnam High School Drama Department will present “Clipper Corner Comedy Cabaret” at 7 p.m. April 28 and April 29 in the PHS Black Box Theatre. Presentations include: “10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse” (which answers the question “It’s the end of the world and hordes of rampaging zombies are about to kill you. What do you do?) and “13 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview” (where each applicant's interview hilariously illustrates what NOT to do at a college interview.) Students will also perform comedic musical numbers to tickle your funny bone. Students, $5; adults $7. Refreshments.
Sat. April 29
DAYVILLE --- The fourth annual bake sale benefitting Cassie’s Kitten Kastle will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Petco.
CANTERBURY --- Hannu Makipuro will celebrate Finland'’s Centenary with a concert, at 7 p.m. April 29 and at 3 p.m. April 30 at the Finnish Hall on N. Canterbury Road. April 29 tickets are $30 and include heavy hors d'oeuvres; April 30 tickets are $15 and include light refreshments. 860-423-3854.
Healthy Kids Day
Drug Take-Back Day
PUTNAM --- Putnam PRIDE and the Putnam Police Department will hold a prescription drug take-back day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Riverview Farmer’s Market on Kennedy Drive. Convenient drive through.
Tues. May 2
WOODSTOCK --- The Three C’s of the Performing Arts for Kids will present “Biscuit, The Little Yellow Puppy” at 10 a.m. at the Hyde Cultural Center for grades pre-k through second. $4. www.thethreecs.org
Fri. May 5
Fun on Lawn
PUTNAM --- The Congregational Church of Putnam will present Fun on the Lawn: A Kids’ Fair from 5 to 8 p.m. during First Friday downtown. Free. 860-928-4405.
PUTNAM --- The Congregational Church of Putnam will present its annual Book Sale from 5 to 7 p.m. May 5 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 6. Benefits community charities. 860-928-4405.
POMFRET --- The Windham-Tolland 4-H 63rd annual Auction and Tag Sale will be held at 6 p.m. May 5 and 6. Donations sought through May 3. 860-974-3379.
Sat. May 6
W. WOODSTOCK --- The West Woodstock Library will hold its annual book sale to benefit the library from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
CANTERBURY --- The Finnish American Heritage Society on N. Canterbury Rd will hold its annual Tori Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine. Vendors sought. 860-608-7877
Town Tag Sale
POMFRET --- The 11th Annual Town Wide Tag Sale will be held starting at 7 a.m. Purchase a map for $1 at Pomfret Community School and the Christ Church to find the tag sales. From 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the Christ church's Colossal Rummage Sale will be held. Preview Sale and Early Bird Buy-in is $5 per person from 5 to 7 p.m. May 5. There will also be a multiple tag sale at the Pomfret Senior Center to benefit the Pomfret Food Pantry and Veterans Coffee House. 974-1583.
POMFRET --- The Friends of Pomfret Public Library will hold a used book sale and tag sale from 7 a.m. to noon in Pomfret Community School Cafeteria. $5/bag sale from 11 a.m. to noon for books.
POMFRET --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret will present a bird walk at 8 a.m. starting from the Grassland Bird Conservation Center. $5 for CAS members; $10 for nonmembers. 860-928-4948.
PUTNAM --- The Putnam High School Music Association will present an Italian Dinner Cabaret from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Mary Church Hall. $10 for adults (age 10 and older) and $6 for senior citizens (60 and older) and children 3-9.
Tag Sale Fund-raiser
PUTNAM --- The Putnam Regional Interact Club’s Relay For Life Team, will hold a tag sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dunkin’ Donuts on Woodstock Avenue. The goal is to raise $1,000 for the American Cancer Society.
Checks to be made out to - American Cancer Society.
HAMPTON --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret will present Nature Sketchbook Journaling from 9 a.m. to noon. $10 for CAS members; $20 for nonmembers. 860-928-4948 to register and list of recommended supplies.
PUTNAM --- The Putnam Business Association will be holding its 9th Annual downtown cleanup from 8 a.m. to noon starting from the US Button Parking Lot on Kennedy Drive. Trash bags, gloves, water, snacks and lunch will be provided for all volunteers. Fun trophies awarded for “the most unusual thing found” and more.
Sun. May 7
POMFRET --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret will present “Nature’s Canvas – photography by Nancy L. Barrett” through the end of July at the Grassland Bird Conservation Center. Opening reception at 2 p.m. May 7. 860-928-4948.
Wed. May 10
HAMPTON --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret will present a Full Moon Guided Walk at 7:30 p.m. at Trail Wood on Kenyon Road. Free for CAS members; $5 for nonmembers. 860-928-4948.
Thur. May 11
POMFRET --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret will present a bird walk at 5 p.m. starting from the Grassland Bird Conservation Center. $5 for CAS members; $10 for nonmembers. 860-928-4948.
HAMPTON --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret will present Trail Wood Bird Walks at 8 a.m. at Trail Wood on Kenyon Road. $3 for CAS members; $7 for nonmembers. 860-928-4948.
Fri. May 12
PUTNAM --- The Killingly-Brooklyn Rotary Club will hold a golf tournament at Connecticut National Golf Course. For more information call 860-428-7661.
Sat. May 13
WOODSTOCK --- The Quiet Corner Garden Club will hold its annual Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Agricultural Exhibition Building on the Woodstock Fairgrounds. Fund-raiser for the scholarship program.
PUTNAM --- The Congregational Church of Putnam will present Polish Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. $12 for adults; $5 for kids 12 and younger. Benefits community charities. Takeout available. 860-928-4405.
THOMPSON --- The Wyndham Land Trust will present the Long Pond Bird Walk at 8 a.m. at Long Pond. Bring binoculars and alert senses. No dogs. 860-963-2090.