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Wed. July 5
Senior Meeting
PUTNAM --- Putnam Commission on Aging will meet at 6 p.m. at the Bulger Apartments Community Room on Woodstock Avenue. All welcome. 
 
Art Exhibit
THOMPSON --- Art @ the Library will present nature photography by John Rivera at the Thompson Public Library through July 28. There will be an opening reception from 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 10. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. www.thompsonpubliclibrary.org
 
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.
 
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.
 
Fri. July 7
Comedy
PUTNAM --- The Bradley Playhouse on Front Street will present “Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike” at 7:30 p.m. July 7 and 8 and at 2 p.m. July 9. $20 for adults and $16 for seniors and students. 860-928-7887.
 
Sat. July 8
Breakfast-Open House
EASTFORD --- The Eastford Independent Fire Company will host a complimentary breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. for Eastford residents. Open house is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  ww.thompsonpubliclibrary.org
 
Pets Can Drive
CANTERBURY --- Pet Pals Northeast, a local animal welfare organization, will be collecting redeemable bottles and cans to help homeless and needy animals from noon to 4 p.m. at Canterbury Cones on Rt. 169. Dry cat food always needed, Purina brands preferred. Cash donations always welcome.  860-317-1720.
 
Experience Eastford
EASTFORD--- A town-wide day of family fun will be held in Eastford on July 8th including a Heritage Day Event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Eastford Elementary School with Birds of Prey, Climbing Wall, Bulb Swap, Bounce House, Contests, and more; an Open House at the Eastford Independent Fire Company from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; the Grand Opening of the Eastford Historical Society Museum from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; a Vintage Car Show at Bowen's Garage from 9 am to noon; a Craft Fair at Coriander Café from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; a tour and talk at the General Lyon Cemetery at 2:30 p.m.; and a Frog Jump Contest at the Congregational Church starting at 5. All events are free and open to the public. 
 
Nature Program
POMFRET --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret Center will present Whip-poor-will walk at 8:45 p.m. starting from the Grassland Bird Conservation Center on Day Road. Bring a small flashlight or headlamp. $10 for members; $20 for nonmembers. 860-928-4849.
 
Nature Program
HAMPTON --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret Center will present Full Moon Hike at 7:30 p.m. at the Trail Wood on Kenyon Road. Free for members; $5 for nonmembers. 860-928-4849.
 
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.
 
Nature Program
HAMPTON --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret Center will present Second Sunday Walk at 2 p.m. at the Trail Wood on Kenyon Road. Free for members; $5 for nonmembers. 860-928-4849.
 
Mon. July 10
Blood Drive
CANTERBURY --- The Canterbury Historical Society will be hosting its annual Red Cross Blood Drive from noon to 5 p.m. in the Community Room of town hall. 1-800-RED-CROSS.
 
Tues. July 11
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. July 13
Movie Series
WOODSTOCK --- The First Congregational Church of Woodstock Board of Outreach and the Bracken Memorial Library at Woodstock Academy will present “Hidden Figures” at 6:30 p.m. at the Woodstock Academy Auditorium, 57 Academy Road. Free and all welcome. Discussion follows and light refreshments served. “Profiles in Color: Breaking Barriers” series (presented under public performance site license number 87152-1).
 
Nature Program
POMFRET --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret Center will present Evening Bird Walk at 6 p.m. starting from the Grassland Bird Conservation Center on Day Road.  $5 for members; $10 for nonmembers. 860-928-4849.
 
Sat. July 15
al Fresco
PUTNAM --- "Sophisticated Lady" al fresco will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Rotary Park. Rain date is July 16. Free.
 
Cookout
PUTNAM --- A CAR Cookout for the Troops free cookout to support Connecticut’s military members and their families will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at King Cadillac GMC, 139 Pomfret St. 
 
River Fire
PUTNAM --- River Fire will be presented from 8:30 to 10 p.m. at Rotary Park. Rain date is July 16. Free.
 
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.
 
Thur. July 20
Library Program
POMFRET --- The Pomfret Library Friends will present a free event, “Abandoned Villages and Ghost Towns of New England” with Tom D’agostino at 7 p.m. at the Pomfret Historical Society’s Old Towne House. No registration required. www.pomfretlibrary.org
 
Street Fest
WILLIMANTIC --- Willimantic’s 3rd Thursday Street Festival will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Main Street. Free parking, entrance and live music. Vendors. Classic Car Show.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 
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. 
 
Thur. July 27
Movie Series
WOODSTOCK --- The First Congregational Church of Woodstock Board of Outreach and the Bracken Memorial Library at Woodstock Academy will present “42” at 6:30 p.m. at the Woodstock Academy Auditorium, 57 Academy Road. Free and all welcome. Discussion follows and light refreshments served. “Profiles in Color: Breaking Barriers” series (presented under public performance site license number 87152-1).
 
Sun. July 30
Nature Program
HAMPTON --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret Center will present Summer Writing Workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Trail Wood on Kenyon Road. $10 for members; $20 for nonmembers. 860-928-4849.
 
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.
 
Thur. Aug. 24
Library Program
POMFRET --- The Pomfret Library Friends will present a free event, “Connecticut’s Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: History, Memories, & Legacy” with Marty Podskoch, at 7 p.m. at the Pomfret Historical society’s Old towne House. No registration required.  www.pomfretlibrary.org
 
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.
 
Rug Exhibit
WILLIMANTIC --- The Whispering Hill Rug Hooking Studio will present a Hooked Rug Exhibit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday through Oct. 1 at the Windham Textile & History Museum on Main Street.
 
Fri. Sept. 4
Church at Fair
PUTNAM --- The Congregational Church of Putnam will offer frappes at their booth at the Woodstock Fair. Benefits community charities. 860-928-4405.
 
Sun. Sept. 10
Jazz in Garden
WINDHAM --- The Windham Free Library will present the Jazz in the Garden fund-raiser from 3 to 6 p.m. in the garden of the historic home of Drs. Andrew and Barbara Gibson. $50. Includes appetizers, wine, bear, desserts, art and jazz. 860-423-0636.
 
Sat. Sept. 23
Church Supper
PUTNAM --- The Congregational Church of Putnam will present an all-you-can-eat Swedish Meatball Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. in the dining room (enter from Livery Street) $12 for adults; $5 for kids 12 and younger. Benefits community charities. 860-928-4405.
 
Sun. Sept. 24
Community Day
THOMPSON --- The 14th annual Thompson Community Day will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at Riverside Park, Rt. 12. Rain date, Oct. 1. 860-923-9440.
 
Wed. Sept. 27
Book Sale
MANSFIELD --- The Friends of the Mansfield Library will hold its book sale on from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 27 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 28 at the library on Rt. 89. 
 
Fri. Oct. 6
‘Fatal Murder’
PUTNAM --- The Bradley Playhouse on Front Street will present “Death by Fatal Murder” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 2 p.m. Oct. 8, 15, and 22. 860-928-7887.
 
First Fridays
PUTNAM --- The Putnam Business Association will present its First Fridays event from 6 to 9 p.m. downtown. Discoverputnam.com.
 
Sat. Oct. 21
Church Fair
PUTNAM --- The Congregational Church of Putnam will present a Harvest Fair and Luncheon ’17 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Benefits community charities. 860-928-4405.
 
Great Pumpkin Fest
PUTNAM --- The Putnam Business Association will present its Great Pumpkin Festival from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. downtown. Discoverputnam.com.
 
Fri. Oct. 27
Trick or Treat
PUTNAM --- The Putnam Business Association and the town’s Recreation Department will present Trick or Treat on Main Street from 5 to 7 p.m. Discoverputnam.com.
 
Sat. Nov. 4
Church Supper
PUTNAM --- The Congregational Church of Putnam will present an all-you-can-eat Roast Beef Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church dining room (enter from Livery Street). $15 for adults; $5 for kids 12 and younger. Takeout available. Benefits community charities. 860-928-4405.
 
Thur. Nov. 23
Thanksgiving Dinner
PUTNAM --- The Congregational Church of Putnam will present its annual Thanksgiving Dinner with Friends. Information and reservations required: 860-928-4405.
 
Fri. Dec. 1
‘Bradley Christmas Carol’
PUTNAM --- The Bradley Playhouse on Front Street will present “A Bradley Christmas Carol” at 7:30 p.m.  Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 3, 10 and 17. 860-928-7887.
 
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