Calendar pg 4 10-22-20

Wed. Oct. 21
Steve’s River Blossoms
PUTNAM --- A display of blossoms will grace the River Fire stands in the Quinebaug River through Nov. 5. It is named in honor of Steve Bousquet who had a dream of such a display. It is funded by Bousquet's Appliance.

PUTNAM --- The 12th Annual Scarecrow Contest entries will be on display around downtown Putnam through Nov. 1.

Fri. Oct. 23
Bombing Remembrance
PUTNAM --- At 5 p.m. in Veteran’s Park, there will be a ceremony to remember the tragic 1983 Beirut U.S. military barracks bombing attack. The ceremony will include an Honorary Color Guard, the names of the casualties will be read, and Connecticut servicemen that were casualties will be remembered. Public welcome. Bring your own seating.  COVID-19 compliance.

Sat. Oct. 24
PUTNAM --- The Putnam Business Association’s open air market downtown, Pop-Up-Putnam, will be held from noon to 4:30 p.m.  For info:

Great Pumpkin
PUTNAM --- The Great Pumpkin will visit Rotary Park today, for one day only.

Rabies Clinic
DANIELSON --- Pet Pals is holding a low cost rabies clinic from 2 to 3 p.m. at Quinebaug Valley Veterinary Hospital on Rt. 12. $15 cash per animal. Call for appt: 860-317-1720. No walkins. All pets must  be on leash or in secure carrier. Bring prior certificate if available.

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.

Drug Take Back
PUTNAM --- As part of the national Prescription Drug Take Back effort, unwanted or unused prescription medications, any vaping products can be dropped off, no questions asked from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Farmers’ Market Pavilion off Kennedy Drive. In addition drug paraphernalia can be turned in as “abandoned property,” no questions asked. COVID guidelines followed. Sponsored by the Putnam Police Department in partnership with Hale YMCA Prevention Coalition.

Sun. Oct. 25
Poetry at Park
WOODSTOCK --- A free poetry reading will be presented from 2 to 4 p.m. in the open air barn at Roseland Park. Featuring six regional poets, the reading is sponsored in part by Sharpe Hill Vineyard. Reservations and masks required. 860-942-6664.

Thur. Oct. 29
DKH Fund-raiser
PUTNAM --- The Cruisin’ for Cancer Care Guest Bartender Night  set for today is  CANCELLED.

Sat. Nov. 7
Dueling Pianos
THOMPSON --- The Day Kimball Dueling Pianos, originally set for today is  CANCELLED.

Sat. Nov. 14
Toy Collection
WOODSTOCK/N. GROSVENORDALE --- All the Woodstock fire departments and Community Fire Station 81 will hold their 15th annual Toy Collection from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the WVFA station on Rt. 169 and the Community Fire Station on Riverside Drive. Bring a new unwrapped toy or a donation. Toys for all ages needed – infant to teen. Benefits local families.

Sun. Nov. 22
Elks Thanksgiving
PUTNAM --- Today is the RSVP deadline for the seventh annual Putnam Lodge of Elks free Thanksgiving Dinner for those who may be alone for the holiday --- families, community elders and veterans. The dinner will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 26 at the Lodge and will be COVID compliant. Last year about 330 meals were served/delivered. 860-928-3901.

Fri. Nov. 27
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: BEING REWORKED.

Sun. Jan. 1, 2021
Happy New Year!

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.

Sat.  April 24
Wall of Honor
PUTNAM --- The Putnam High School Wall of Honor ceremony will be held today.  


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