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Wed. June 7
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.
 
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.
 
Art Exhibit
THOMPSON --- The Friends of the Thompson Library will present Art @ the Library Spring Awakening by Simone Germain through June 29. The opening reception is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 8. 
 
Thur. June 8
Nature Program
HAMPTON --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret will present a full moon hike at 7:30 p.m. starting from the parking lot of Trail Wood on Kenyon Road. Free for members; $5 for non members. 860-928-4948.
 
Fri. June 9
Water Workshop
WOODSTOCK --- The Thames River Basin Partnership will present a floating workshop featuring water quality protection in Woodstock at Roseland Park, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $25 and includes a light lunch. Public welcome. Preregistration required: 860-928-4948.
 
Sat. June 10
Baskets
CANTERBURY --- The Finnish American Heritage Society will present a Finnish birch bark basketry group exhibit from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the society on North Canterbury Road.
 
Tech Fair
PUTNAM --- The Putnam Commission on Aging will present a program for seniors, “Technology Fair,” from 10 a.m. to noon at Ella Grasso Housing Complex n Ballou Street. Seniors must bring their phones, tablets or laptops with them. Seniors, their caretakers and family members are welcome to attend. Light refreshments.
 
Sun. June 11
Nature Program
HAMPTON --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret will present a Sunday Walk at 2 p.m. starting from the parking lot of Trail Wood on Kenyon Road. Free for members; $5 for non members. 860-928-4948.
 
Acorn Adventure
LEBANON --- The Last Green Valley’s Ranger Marcy’s Acorn Adventure will include “Letterboxing with the Girl Scouts” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Camp Laurel on Clubhouse Road. Free. All ages welcome. RSVP required:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 
Tues. June 13
Blood Drive
DANIELSON --- The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church on Water St. 1-800-RED-CROSS.
 
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. June 15
Festival
WILLIMANTIC --- The 3rd Thursday Street Fest will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Main Street. Free parking, free entrance, free live music. Food, clothing and jewelry vendors.
 
Nature Program
POMFRET --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret will present its 18th annual Owl Garden Party at 6 p.m. 860-928-4948.
 
Fri. June 16
Golf Tourney
PUTNAM --- The Arc Quinebaug Valley will hold its 30th annual Gardner Johnson Memorial Golf Tournament at CT National Golf Club. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. Benefits the Arc Quinebaug Valley. 860-774-2827.
 
St. Joseph Fest
WEBSTER --- The 44th annual St. Joseph Polish Festival will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. June 16, noon to 11 p.m. June 17 and noon to 4 p.m. June 18 at the church grounds on Whitcomb Street.
 
Sat. June 17
Rug ‘Hook In’
WOODSTOCK --- The Quiet Corner Chapter of the Association of Traditional Hooking Artists will hold a “Rug Hook In” at the Woodstock Fairgrounds. Registration is $15, paid by May 1. For information, registration forms: 860-928-0162.
 
Arboretum Tour
WOODSTOCK --- The Palmer Arboretum on Rt. 169 will be part of the Last Green Valley’s Spring Outdoors program with a tour at 10:30 a.m. All welcome.
 
Celebration
DANIELSON --- The Access Community Action Agency will hold its fourth Annual summer Solstice Celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Logee’s Greenhouses. Rain or shine. Benefits Access. 
 
Tues. June 20
Nature Program
HAMPTON --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret will present a bird walk at 8 a.m. starting from the parking lot of Trail Wood on Kenyon Road. $5 for members; $10 for non members. 860-928-4948.
 
Wed. June 21
Wyndham Program
POMFRET --- The Wyndham Land Trust will present A Summer Solstice Celebration at 7 p.m. at Duck Marsh Preserve on Holmes Road (off Wrights Crossing Road). Bring a snack, your camera and your canvas and paint. 860-963-2090.
 
Sat. June 24
Farm Tour
THOMPSON --- The Last Green Valley will present Farmers in the Valley Tours with the 7th annual North American Shearing Contest from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Morning Beckons Farm on Sand Dam Road. Free. All welcome. Thelastgreenvalley.org
 
Sun. June 25
Golf Tournament
PUTNAM --- The Congregational Church of Putnam will present The Steve Bousquet Memorial Golf Tournament/Congregational Church of Putnam’s 16th Annual Golf Tournament at 11:45 a.m. at the Thompson Raceway Golf Course. 860-428-0050.
 
Pancake Breakfast
PUTNAM --- Boy Scout Troop 21 will sponsor a free pancake breakfast from 10 a.m. to noon in the downstairs hall of St. Mary’s Church on Providence Street. 
 
Flea Market
QUINEBAUG --- The St. Stephen's Flea Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church on Old Turnpike Road. Space w/table $20. 860/753-1767.
 
Fund-raiser
PLAINFIELD --- The Big Five Charity Motorcycle Ride recently announced that United Services Domestic Violence Program will be the beneficiary of its annual charity motorcycle ride through the Quiet Corner of Connecticut. .The day starts at 10 a.m. with a beautiful scenic 45 mile ride through Eastern CT. No bike is required to be a part of this important event, and walk-ins are welcome.  https://www.facebook.com/TheBigFiveCharityride/.
 
Thur. June 29
Nature Program
POMFRET --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret will present Bull Hill Bird Watch/Hike at 8 a.m. starting from the center on Day Road. $5 for members; $3 for non members. 860-928-4948.
 
Fri. June 30
Performance
PUTNAM --- The Bradley Playhouse on Front Street will present “Vanya and Sonia, and Masha and Spike” at 7:30 p.m. June 30, July 1, 7, and 8 and at 2 p.m. July 2 and 9. 860-928-7887.
 
Sat. July 1
Concert
PUTNAM --- The Town of Putnam will present a concert by Billy Pilgrim at 7:15 p.m. at Rotary Park. Free.
 
Fireworks
PUTNAM --- The Town of Putnam will present fireworks at 9:15 p.m. at Rotary Park. Rain date July 2. Free.
 
Fri. July 7
First Fridays
PUTNAM --- The Putnam Business Association will present its First Fridays event from 6 to 9 p.m. downtown. Discoverputnam.com.
 
Sun. July 9
Tag Sale
PUTNAM --- The B'nai Shalom Tag Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Congregation B'nai Shalom, rain or shine on the synagogue grounds on Church Street. 860 928-5409.
 
Sun. July 16
Farm Tour
THOMPSON --- The Last Green Valley will present Farmers in the Valley Tours with Ice Cream and Bluegrass from 1 to 3 p.m. at Fort Hill Farms on Quaddick Road. Thelastgreenvalley.org.
 
Wed. July 19
Rug Exhibit
DUDLEY --- The Pearl K. McGown Northern Teacher’s Workshop will present a rug exhibition from noon to 7 p.m. at the Nichols College Auditorium. Free admission.
 
Wed. July 26
Golf Tourney
PUTNAM --- The annual Knights of Columbus, Gerry Vaillant Memorial, Golf Tournament will be held at 1 p.m. at the Connecticut National Golf Course. 
 
Fri. Aug. 4
First Fridays
PUTNAM --- The Putnam Business Association will present its First Fridays event from 6 to 9 p.m. downtown. Discoverputnam.com.
 
Sat. Aug. 5
Farm Tour
N. FRANKLIN --- The Last Green Valley will present Farmers in the Valley Tours with Corn Roast in the Hayfield and Farm Tour from 1 to 3 p.m. at Cushman Farm on Lebanon Avenue. Thelastgreenvalley.org
 
Fri. Aug. 11
‘Mermaid’
PUTNAM --- The Bradley Playhouse on Front Street will present “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 and at 2 p.m. Aug. 13, 20 and 27. 860-928-7887.
 
Sun. Aug. 13
Car Cruise Feast
PUTNAM --- The Congregational Church of Putnam will present the Putnam Car Cruise/Frappes and Pulled Pork from 11:30 a.m. until gone. Benefits community charities. 860-928-4405.
 
Duckie Race
PUTNAM --- The Arc’s 20th Annual Rubber Duckie Race will take place at 1:30 p.m. at Rotary Park.   
 
Sat. Aug. 19
Fund-raiser Steeplechase
WILLIMANTIC --- The Steeple Chase Bike Tour recently opened online registration  at www.steeplechasebiketour.org and www.bikereg.com to athletes, adventurers and families who want to take on the winding roads. It starts at the ECSU athletic complex. Fund-raiser for  three Windham County social service agencies. These agencies shelter the homeless, offer a path to recovery for people with addiction, and provide basic needs from clothing to heat for under-resourced individuals and families.
 
Sun. Aug. 27
Fund-raiser
STURBRIDGE --- The Last Green Valley will present Tastes of the Valley fund-raiser, “A Farmer at Your Table,” at the Publick House Historic Inn. Farmers in the Valley Tours with the 7th annual North American Shearing Contest from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Morning Beckons Farm on Sand Dam Road. Free. All welcome. Thelastgreenvalley.org
 
Fri. Sept. 1
First Fridays
PUTNAM --- The Putnam Business Association will present its First Fridays event from 6 to 9 p.m. downtown. Discoverputnam.com.
 
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