Calendar pg 7 9-3-20

Fri. Sept. 4
Blood Drive
PUTNAM --- Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) will host a community blood drive from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more info: (sponsor code 3844).

Yard Sale
POMFRET --- The Big Yard Sale will be held at the 4-H Horse Camp Barns on Taft Pond Road from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 4 and Sept. 5. Masks required, practice social distancing, no restrooms. ( also a preview of the Sept. 11-19 online auction items will be held at the same time.

Sat. Sept. 5
Tag Sale
POMFRET --- The Pomfret Proprietors will hold its annual fund-raiser Town Wide Tag Sale starting at 7 p.m. Sept. 5. Funds go to  Pomfret Public Library’s capital campaign for an expansion. Buy maps for  $2. at the Pomfret Community School and Christ Church. For more infor:  or COVID 19 rules apply.

Book Sale
POMFRET --- The Friends of the Pomfret Public Library will hold a book sale starting at 7 a.m.

Sun. Sept. 6
PUTNAM --- The American Legion Post 13 will present a Meet & Greet Cookout from noon to 3 at the Farmer’s Market pavilion on Kennedy Drive. Open to veterans and community members. Free.

‘Sunflowers’ Fund-raiser
POMFRET --- 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. Sales of sunflowers and wildflowers, including pick you own, will benefit United Services Children and Family Programs. Children’ Activity Bags available to take home. Attendees must follow orchard safety policies. For more information, visit or call 860-774-2020.

Fri. Sept. 11
Golf Classic
PUTNAM --- The DKH Putnam Bank Golf Classic will be held Sept. 11 at the   Connecticut National Golf Club. Benefit: Day Kimball Hospital. $150 individual player Entry Fee; $600 Non- Sponsor Team Entry Fee.

Sun. Sept. 13
Savor the Flavor
PUTNAM --- The annual Savor the Flavor fund-raiser for Daily Bread will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at Rotary Park. The theme this year is “Soup du Jour.”

Fri. Sept. 25
Family Movie
PUTNAM --- The Putnam Family Resource Center will present a free outdoor family movie, “Scoobi,” in Rotary Park at 7:30 p.m.

Sat. Sept. 26
Particle Accelerator Fund-raiser
PUTNAM --- The Particle Accelerator music festival concert will be held entirely online. The event raises funds and awareness to support United Services, Inc. and to provide information and support for depression and suicide prevention. It also promotes music and civic engagement as a healthy alternative to drug and alcohol abuse among young adults. More information on the concert line up, schedule and where it can be viewed will be announced later on the concert’s Facebook page.

Fri. Oct. 2
Zombie Fashion Show
PUTNAM --- The Zombie Fashion Show will be presented from 7 to 10 p.m. at Rotary Park. For more information, go to CANCELLED.

Sun. Oct. 4
Virtual 5K
DANIELSON --- United Services will kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October with its United Against Domestic Violence Virtual 5K fund-raiser. Info, registration: Registration at

Sun. Oct. 11
THOMPSON --- The Wyndham Land Trust will hold a hike on the Bull Hill Forest Project at 1 p.m. Bull Hill Road is located off Senexet Road in Woodstock.  Drive respectfully to the end of Bull Hill Rd, and follow the sign, park at the gate. Walking is rather easy, about 2 mile total walk. Plan on an hour to an hour and a half.

Fri. Oct. 16
WOODSTOCK --- The United Services 19th Annual Irish Night will be held at 6 p.m. at The Mansion at Bald Hill in Woodstock. Dinner and music plus a silent auction and drawings. $40 per person or $350 for table of 10. Benefits United Services Children and Family Programs.

Sat. Oct. 17
Great Pumpkin Fest
PUTNAM --- The Putnam Business Association will present the Great Pumpkin Festival from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. around downtown.  CANCELLED.

Fri. Oct. 23
Trick or Treat
PUTNAM --- The town of Putnam will present Trick or Treat on Main Street from 5 to 7 p.m. EVENT IS BEING REWORKED.

Sat. Oct. 24
Wall of Honor
PUTNAM --- The Putnam High School Wall of Honor ceremony is set for this evening.

Educational Walk
POMFRET ---  An Educational Walk on the Townshend Preserve will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. This will be a short 15 minute uphill walk to the home site with time to explore the area. No dogs. Meet at the Preserve's gated entrance on Taft Pond Rd., Pomfret, just east of the   4-H Camp. Rain or shine. Preregistration is APPRECIATED to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

WOODSTOCK --- A hike on the fields, woods and wetlands of the 154-acre Rapoport/Spalding Preserve will be held at 10 a.m. Rain or shine, this is a relatively easy and scenic 2 mile walk. Please park respectfully at the end of Calkins Road (off Joy Road), by #129 Calkins Rd. Leashed dogs are welcome.

Thur. Oct. 29
DKH Fund-raiser
PUTNAM --- The Cruisin’ for Cancer Care Guest Bartender Night will be held at 5 p.m. at the Black Dog Bar & Grille. Benefits NECT Cancer Fund of DKH. Website:

Sat. Nov. 7
Dueling Pianos
THOMPSON --- The Day Kimball Dueling Pianos, presented by Foxwoods Resort Casino, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Raceway Restaurant. Benefits: Day Kimball HomeCare, HomeMakers, and Hospice & Palliative Care of NE CT. $45. Website:

Fri. Nov. 2
PUTNAM --- The town of Putnam will present Santa Comes to Town from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Rotary Park.

Sun. Nov. 29
Dazzle Parade
PUTNAM --- The annual Holiday Dazzle Light Parade will start on Grove Street and run from 5 to 8 p.m. winding through Putnam.

Sun. Dec. 6
Hospice Tree
The Hospice Tree of Life Ceremonies will be held at 5 p.m. with simultaneous tree lighting ceremonies in 11 northeastern Connecticut towns. Benefits: Hospice & Palliative Care of NE CT. Website:

Sun. Jan. 1, 2021
Wee Wander
THOMPSON ---Wee Wander with Wyndham Land Trust from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the “Robbins Five Mile River Ramble.” The hike will be held at the Robbins Preserve. Take Quaddick Town Farm Road to Fred Davis Road, park at gate. Bring camera, dress appropriately.  Bad weather during the schedule time of this event will cancel.


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