Wed. July 24
Rug Exhibition
STURBRIDGE --- The Pearl K. McGown Northern Teachers’ Workshop will hold a rug exhibition from noon to 7 p.m. at the Publick House and event center on Main Street. Free.

THOMPSON --- The Thompson Public Library’s Art @ the Library will present “30 Minutes: An Exhibition by Hannah Richman & Janet McDonald” through July 30. 860-923-9779.

Photo Exhibit
POMFRET --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret Center will present “Birds of Connecticut Photography Exhibit” through the end of July at the Grassland Bird Conservation Center on Day Road. 860-928-4948.

Gemini Exhibit
PUTNAM --- Skeeter's Toybox will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing with an exclusive photography exhibit and special space-themed reception. The exhibit, "Gemini: Bridge to the Moon" will feature never-before seen photos of the recovery of the Gemini 5 space capsule and astronauts and runs through July 31. Free. All welcome.

Art Exhibit
DANIELSON --- Quinebaug Valley Community College’s Spirol Gallery will present "New Perspectives" by Northeastern CT Art Guild members through Aug. 15.  Free.

Thur. July 25
Museum Tour
PUTNAM --- The American Lithuanian Cultural Archives, 37 Mary Crest Dr., will offer a tour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Trivia Fund-raiser
PUTNAM --- The Putnam Lions Club will hold a fund-raiser Trivia challenge at 7 p.m. at the Crossings Restaurant.  Benefits the Putnam EMS.

Sat. July 27
History Reception
PUTNAM --- The Putnam Aspinock Historical Society will hold an information reception, “Come and See What We Have Done!,” from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Cady-Copp Cottage on Rt. 21 (just south of the Heritage Rd/5 Mile River Rd intersection – look for balloons).  Light refreshments will be served up with the compelling stories of this historic building. Rain date July 28.

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 3 p.m. at Canterbury Cones on Rt. 169. Dry cat food urgently needed, Purina brands preferred. Cash donations always welcome. 860-317-1720.

‘Pink’ Fund-raiser
WOODSTOCK --- Roseland Cottage will host a garden party from 6 to 8 p.m. Must be 21 or older. $30. Advanced purchase only: 860-928-4074. Guests are encouraged to wear pink.

Mon. July 29
Exercise Group
WOODSTOCK --- The Woodstock Senior Exercise Group will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. every Monday and Wednesday in the Woodstock Town Hall large meeting room on the lower. Minimum fee. Local seniors welcome. Please check the town website for current schedule or call 860-928-6595.

Tues. July 30
Outdoor Concert
POMFRET--- A concert, “Straight-Up Jazz Trio,” will be presented at 6:30 p.m. at the Pomfret Public Library. Free. 860-928-3475.

Wed. July 31
TLGV Program
WOODSTOCK --- The Last Green Valley Member Program will present “The Plight of the Bobolinks” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 205 Roseland Park Rd.  Refreshments after. RSVP required: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thur. Aug 1
PUTNAM --- The DKH Scoops Night will be held at 6 p.m. at Deary Brothers Mike’s Stand.  Benefits the Northeast CT Cancer Fund of DKH.

Fri. Aug 2
‘Shrek the Musical’
PUTNAM --- The Bradley Playhouse on Rt. 44 will present “Shrek the Musical” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17 and at 2 p.m. Aug. 4, 11 and 18. Adults, $24; $21 for seniors and students. 860-928-7887.

First Fridays
PUTNAM --- The Putnam Business Association’s First Fridays will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. around downtown Putnam. This month’s theme is “Happy 50th Anniversary, Woodstock!”.

Sat. Aug 3
Nature Program
HAMPTON --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret will present “Fascinated by Ferns” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Trail Wood on Kenyon Road. Bring a camera or magnifier if you have one. $5 for CAS members; $10 for nonmembers. 860-928-4948.

Thur. Aug. 8
Outdoor Concert
POMFRET --- A Concert will be presented by Claudia Schmidt (who has traversed North America and Europe) at 6:30 p.m. at the Pomfret Public Library. Free. She will present her original songs exploring the folk, blues and jazz idioms. 860-928-3475.

Outdoor Concert
POMFRET --- The Pomfret Public Library will present a concert by Claudia Schmidt at 6:30 p.m. Free. 860-928-3475.

Nature Program
POMFRET --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret will present an evening bird walk at 6 p.m. at the Grassland Bird Conservation Center on Day Road. $5 for CAS members; $10 for nonmembers. 860-928-4948.

Fri. Aug. 9
River Fire
PUTNAM --- The River Fire event will begin around dusk in the Quinebaug River off Rotary Park. Free.

Al Fresco
PUTNAM --- The Town of Putnam will present “al Fresco The Voice” at 7 p.m. at Rotary Park. Riverfire follows at 8:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Free.


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