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Wed. Aug. 2
History Collaboration
LEBANON --- The Last Green Valley Historical Collaboration at the Lebanon Historical Museum will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the museum on Trumbull Highway. Free. For all history lovers, historical society members, librarians, or other like-minded organizations & individuals. Enjoy the current exhibit, tour the Pastor's Library & Beaumont House, view the replica Hearse House with their antique hearse, and more. Questions & RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 
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.
 
Thur. Aug. 3
Nature Program
POMFRET --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret Center will present “Evening Bird Walk” at 6 p.m. starting at the Grassland Center on Day Road. $5 for CAS members; $10 for nonmembers. 860-928-4948.
 
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
 
Nature Program
POMFRET --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret Center will present “Nature Sketchbook Journaling” at noon. $10 for CAS members; $20 for nonmembers. Call 860-928-4948 to register and for a list of materials to bring.
 
Mon. Aug. 7
Art Exhibit
THOMPSON --- The Friends of the Library will present Art @ the Library with “Flotsam and Jetsam,” photography by Virginia Chase, through Aug. 30 at the Thompson Public Library. A reception will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 7. www.thompsonpubliclibrary.org
 
Tues. Aug. 8
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.
 
Veterans Program
DANIELSON --- At 9 a.m. representatives from Easter Seals will be coming to the Danielson Veterans Coffeehouse at St. John Lutheran Church to make a presentation of its proposed $18 million Veterans Center to be constructed in Norwich. All veterans welcome.
 
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, 18 and 25  and at 2 p.m. Aug. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27. 860-928-7887.
 
Acorn Adventure
STURBRIDGE --- The Last Green Valley Ranger Marcy's Acorn Adventure-Perseids Meteor Showers will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Heins Farm Conservation Area on Leadmine Road. Bring flashlights, blankets and bug spray to this free event. Snacks included. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 
Sat. Aug. 12
Book Sale
N. WOODSTOCK --- The North Woodstock Library will have its annual book sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library on Rt. 169. The library is collecting books for the sale, 24/7 via the collection box at the library.
 
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.   
 
Reunion
W. THOMSPON --- "C" Company 101st Combat Engineers (Yankee Division) and "B" Company 242nd Combat Engineers (First Army), CT Army National Guard will hold a reunion starting at noon at the W. Thompson Dam. All past members and their families are welcome. 
 
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 to CAS members; $5 for nonmembers. 860-928-4948.
 
Car Cruise
PUTNAM --- The Town of Putnam’s 11th annual Car Cruise will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. around Main Street, Kennedy Drive, Union Square and Rotary Park. Rolling Burn-outs will be held at 11 near US Button. Registration for the cruise begins at 8 a.m. Free admission for spectators, show cars and motorcycles. Rain date is Aug. 20.
 
Tues. Aug. 15
Veterans Program
DANIELSON --- At 9 a.m. Tom Harney, CEO at The Center for Bone and Joint Care, will speak at the Danielson Veterans Coffeehouse at the St. John Lutheran Church about the center’s programs about health and wellness programs available at the facilities. The Center has facilities in both Danielson and Putnam.
 
Thur. Aug. 17
Nature Program
HAMPTON --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret Center will present “Trail Wood Bird Walk” at 8 a.m. at the Trail Wood on Kenyon Road. $5 to CAS members; $10 for nonmembers. 860-928-4948.
 
Art Fest
WILLIMANTIC --- Willimantic’s 3rd Thursday Street Fest will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Main Street. Free parking, free entrance, free live music. Vendors. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Fri. Aug. 18
Stallions
WOODSTOCK --- Herrmann’s Royal Lipizzan Stallions, sponsored by Putnam Bank, are at Historic New England’s Roseland Cottage from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 19 and from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 20. Advanced tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for kids between 6 and 12. Day of event tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for kids between 6 and 12. Discounts are available for members of Historic New England, customers of Putnam Bank, and groups of 15 or more. Bring your own seating. 860.928-4074.
 
Sat. Aug. 19
Fund-raiser Steeplechase
WILLIMANTIC --- The Steeple Chase Bike Tour opened  reg. 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
 
Sat. Aug. 26
Nature Program
POMFRET --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret Center will present “Nighthawk Watch” at 6 p.m. at the Grassland Center on Day Road. $5 for CAS members; $10 for nonmembers. 860-928-4948.
 
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.
 
Sun. Sept. 3
Sunflower Fund-raiser
POMFRET/BROOKLYN  ---  Sunflowers for Kids will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lapsley Orchard on Rt. 169 on the Brooklyn/Pomfret line. This free event features hay rides (starting at noon), PYO apples, face painting and balloon animals. Sales of sunflowers and wildflowers, including pick you own, will benefit United Services Children and Family Programs. 860-774-2020.
 
Mon. 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.
 
Passport Event
PUTNAM --- The Putnam Post Office Passport Event will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at the post office on Main Street. Bring the following documents to apply or renew a passport: Application: First-time applicants  (DS-11); Renewals (DS-82). Applications will be available at event; citizenship evidence  First time applicants (Certified birth certificate, Naturalization Certificate, Consular Report of Birth Abroad); Renewal (Most recent Passport); two forms of ID: Driver’s License or  State ID and Work ID or Student ID; photocopy of ID Front and back of each ID; Passport Photo-Photo services will be available at event (for an additional fee of $15); payment: First-time applicants : Bring 2 checks or money orders can be purchased onsite: Check 1 for the execution fee of $25 and photo of $15 (if applicable) made payable to “Postmaster” and check 2 for the application fee made payable to “US Department of State” (Total fee is dependent upon product(s), service type and delivery request. For Renewals: Check 1 payable to US Department of State; - Check 2 (optional passport photo) $15 made payable to Postmaster.
 
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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