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Wed. May 17
Fun Run
THOMPSON --- The West Thompson Dam Fun Run is  on Wednesdays through Sept. 13. It will be held at the West Thompson Dam Entrance on Ravenelle Road. Start time is 6:15 p.m. Distance is 3.1 and 1.44 miles. The Fun Run or walk is free and is open to everyone. Free T-shirt once three events are completed. Details: mayer.robert @sbcglobal.net. This year’s events will be held in memory of Ryan French who died in January.
 
Art Exhibit
THOMPSON --- The Friends of the Library will present Art @ the Library, Thompson Spring Student Art Showcase through May 30.  www.thompsonpubliclibrary.org.
 
Art Show
POMFRET --- The  Northeastern CT Art Guild is having an Art show at the Vanilla Bean through May 29.  Seventeen artists have works in oils, watercolors, pastels, pen and ink, collage, and in wood. 
 
Photo Exhibit
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. 860-928-4948.
 
Nature Program
POMFRET --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret will present a bird watch for people with limited mobility at 8 a.m. starting from the Grassland Bird Conservation Center. $5 for CAS members; $10 for nonmembers.  860-928-4948.
 
Thur. May 18
Chapeau Show
WOODSTOCK --- The Sassy Chapeau Hat Show will be held at 5:30 at the Mansion at Bald Hill on Plaine Hill Road. Hat show, food, entertainment. Benefits the Northeast Connecticut Women’s & Girls Fund, managed in partnership with the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut. $20. 860-315-3315. 
 
Fri. May 19
Nature Program
POMFRET --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret will present 90 Bird Day from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting from the Grassland Bird Conservation Center. Bring lunch, drinks and snack. $20 for CAS members; $35 for nonmembers.  860-928-4948.
 
Musical
THOMPSON --- The Marianapolis Drama Club will present the musical, “Once On This Island” at 7 p.m. May 19 and 20 and at 4 p.m. May 21 at the Irwin Black Box Theatre on Chase Road. Free, but reservations recommended. 860-923-9565.
 
Sat. May 20
Nature Program
POMFRET --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret will present a bird banding demonstration at 9 a.m. at the Grassland Bird Conservation Center. $5 for CAS members; $10 for nonmembers.  860-928-4948.
 
Rabies Clinic
CANTERBURY --- Pet Pals Northeast, a local animal welfare organization, is holding a low cost rabies clinic from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Canterbury Fire Station on Rt. 14.  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.  
 
Church Supper
DANIELSON --- The Westfield Church on Main Street will hold an Italian Feast from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. $12 adults; $8 for kids 10 and younger. Eat in or take out. WestfieldUCC.org/Eat.
 
Chicken BBQ
CANTERBURY --- The Finnish American Heritage Society's Annual Chicken Barbecue will be from 4 to 6 p.m. at The Finnish Hall on Rt. 169. $12. Takeout available starting at 3:30.
 
Sun. May 21
Wyndham Program
WOODSTOCK --- The Wyndham Land Trust will present the Rocky Hill Refuge Dedication at 1 p.m. Light refreshments. 860-963-2090.
 
Nature Program
HAMPTON --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret will present Spring Writing Workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. at Trail Wood on Kenyon Road. $10 for CAS members; $20 for nonmembers.  860-928-4948.
 
Acorn Adventure
CENTRAL VILLAGE --- TLGV Ranger Marcy’s Acorn Adventure – Pond & Field Discoveries will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at QV State Hatchery on Trout Hatchery Rd. Tour the hatchery building, walk the trails to the family fishing pond. Bring your fishing pole, worms, and barbless hooks. Snacks, stickers and fresh air family fun.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 
Mon. May 22
Library Program
POMFRET --- The Pomfret Library Friends will present “Creative Writing for Adults  with Christine Kalafus” at 7 p.m. at the library. Free. Register at pomfretlibrary.org.
 
Tues. May 23
Exercise Group
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. May 25
Nature Program
HAMPTON --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret will present Trail Wood Bird Walks at 8 a.m. at Trail Wood parking lot on Kenyon Road. $3 for CAS members; $7 for nonmembers.  860-928-4948.
 
Sat. May 27
Nature Program
POMFRET --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret will present Boston Hollow Bird Watch at 8 a.m. starting from the Grassland Bird Conservation Center. $7 for CAS members; $12 for nonmembers.  860-928-4948.
 
Mon. May 29
Parade
EASTFORD --- The Eastford Memorial Day Parade starts at 9:30 a.m. at the elementary school. A Memorial Day Ceremony will be  held at the Veteran's Memorial immediately following the parade. Services and military salutes will take place at the General Lyon Cemetery at 8:30 a.m. and at the Grove Cemetery at 9 a.m.  All welcome
 
Parade
POMFRET --- The Town of Pomfret will be holding its annual Memorial Day Parade on starting at 10 a.m. This year's parade kicks off at the Abington Congregational Church, proceeding north down Rt. 97/Hampton Road, turning west onto Rt. 44 and ending at the Abington Cemetery where a wreath will be placed and observances take place.  
 
Parade
PUTNAM --- The Town’s Memorial Day observance will take place starting at 10 a.m. from Grove Street and will conclude with a memorial program at St. Mary Church grounds.  In case of inclement weather, notification will be on WINY 1350 AM the morning of the parade.
 
Tues. May 30
Silver Star
DANIELSON --- Local veteran, Edward Leavitt, will be awarded a Silver Star by Congressman Joe Courtney at the Veterans Coffeehouse about 9 a.m. at the Killingly Community Center on Broad Street. Light refreshments will be served and veterans and the general public are encouraged to attend and help recognize this hero for this prestigious award.
 
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