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Wed. Aug. 9
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 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 with “Flotsam and Jetsam,” photography by Virginia Chase, through Aug. 30 at the Thompson Public Library
Fri. Aug. 11
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.   
W. THOMPSON --- "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.
Pancake Breakfast
VOLUNTOWN --- An Aura Hall pancake breakfast will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. at Lillibridge Ave, off Rt 138. $8 adults; $3 children 12 and younger. All welcome. Benefits Aura Seura, a non profit organization that promotes the preservation of Finnish culture in America.
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.
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. 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
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.
Blood Drive
DANIELSON --- The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Killingly Public Library on  Westcott Road. 1-800 RED CROSS.
Sat. Aug. 19
Fund-raiser Steeplechase
WILLIMANTIC --- The Steeple Chase Bike Tour recently opened online registration  at  and 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.
Bottle 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, Rt. 169. Dry cat food always needed, Purina brands preferred. Cash donations always welcome.  860-317-1720.
Tues. Aug. 22
Blood Drive
S. WOODSTOCK --- The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Woodstock Fire Bungay Brigade on Rt. 171. 1-800 RED CROSS.
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.
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
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.
Tues. Aug. 29
Blood Drive
KILLINGLY --- The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Killingly Community Center on Broad St. 1-800- RED CROSS.
Fri. Sept. 1
First Fridays
PUTNAM --- The Putnam Business Association will present its First Fridays event from 6 to 9 p.m. downtown.
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.
Fri. Sept. 15
Circle of Fun
PUTNAM --- The St. Mary Parish Circle of Fun will be held Sept. 15, 16 and 17 at the church grounds on Providence Street.  Food, games, drawings, music and more. 
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.
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