Wed. Oct. 17
Art Exhibit
THOMPSON --- The Friends of the Thompson Library will present Art @ the Library, “Things, Stuff and The What Not” photography by Virginia Chase through Oct. 29.

Photo Exhibit
POMFRET --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret will present “Nature’s Inspiration,” a photography exhibit by Aaron Bourque and Deborah Eccleston, through the end of October at the Grassland Bird Conservation Center on Day Road. 860-928-4948.

Thur. Oct. 18
Art Reception
DANIELSON --- The Eastern Connecticut State University Art Faculty Show will run through Nov. 1. An opening reception will be held at 5 p.m. today at the QVCC SPIROL Gallery.

Fri. Oct. 19
Teen Weekend
POMFRET --- The Windham-Tolland 4-H Camp on Taft Road will hold a Teen Weekend from 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19 to 9 a.m. Oct. 21. For teens 13 – 17.  Bring your own pumpkin to carve. $50. Preregister by Oct. 9: 860-974-3379.

'Unexpected Guest'
PUTNAM --- The Bradley Playhouse will present a drama, "The Unexpected Guest" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at the playhouse on Front Street. 860-928-7887.

Sat Oct. 20
Pumpkin Fest
PUTNAM --- The Great Pumpkin Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. around downtown Putnam.

Tackle Trail
DANIELSON --- QVCC will hold the annual Tackle the Trail fund-raiser  20-mile trail race. It’s open to individuals or up-to-five person relay teams. Race begins in Pomfret, ends in Willimantic. Runners enjoy a post-race party sponsored by Michelob Ultra. Register:  No race day registrations. Benefits local students at QVCC.

Preserve Walk
WOODSTOCK --- The Wyndham Land Trust will hold a Walktober Rapoport/Spalding Preserve Walk from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Calkins Rd, Please park respectfully at the end of Calkins Rd. - off Joy Road - by #129 Calkins Rd. easy 2-mile walk. Bad weather will cancel. Leashed dogs welcome.

Nature Program
HAMPTON --- The Connecticut Audubon Society of Pomfret will present “Nature Sketchbook Journaling” from 9 a.m. to noon at the Trail Wood on Kenyon Road. $10 for CAS members; $20 for nonmembers.  Call 860-928-4948 to register and for a list of materials to bring.

Harvest Fair
PUTNAM --- The Congregational Church of Putnam will present its Harvest Fair from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Rabies Clinic
DANIELSON --- Pet Pals Northeast, a local animal welfare organization, is holding a low cost rabies clinic from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Quinebaug Valley Veterinary Hospital on Rt. 12.  No appointment necessary.  $12 cash per animal. All animals must be on a leash or in a secured carrier.  If available, bring prior proof of rabies vaccination. 860-317-1720.

Steak Supper
EASTFORD --- The Eastford Independent Fire Company No. 1 Inc. will hold an all you can eat steak supper at 6:30 p.m. at the firehouse. $20. No tickets at the door. 860-974-0256.

Sun. Oct. 21
Cornhole Tournament
WOODSTOCK --- The Woodstock Project Graduation Class of 2019 will hold its first annual Cornhole Tournament fund-raiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Roseland Cottage. $40 per team - $50 day of registration. Must be 14 years or older to take part. Register at

Mon. Oct. 22
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. Oct. 23
Blood Drive
DANIELSON --- The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. at Westfield Congregational Church on Main Street. 1-800 RED CROSS.

Thur. Oct. 25
Jessica Tuesday’s and Boston Harbor Distillery will present an evening of fine food and spirits at 6 p.m. at Jessica Tuesday’s. $50 per person. Benefits The Woodstock Academy Project Graduation. Tickets at Jessica Tuesday’s and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 860-336-9408.

Trivia Fund-raiser
PUTNAM --- The Putnam Lions will hold a Trivia Challenge at 7 p.m. at the Crossings Restaurant.  The charity that night will be the Putnam Aspinock Historical Society

DANIELSON --- QVCC will present a lecture, “Lyme Borreliosis and Related Tick-borne Diseases - What you don't know CAN hurt you!” presented by Dr. Beatrice Szantyr at 12:30 p.m. at the Robert E. Miller Auditorium.

Fri. Oct. 26
Trick or Treat
PUTNAM --- Trick or Treat on Main Street will be held from 5 to 7 p.m.

Sat. Oct. 27
Nature Program
POMFRET --- The Connecticut Audubon Society of Pomfret will present “Saw-whet Owl Banding” at 8 p.m. Oct. 27, Nov. 3 and Nov. 10 starting from the Grassland Bird Conservation Center on Day Road. Bring camera. Rescheduled if inclement weather. $15 CAS members; $25 nonmembers. 860-928-4948.

Mustang Madness
PUTNAM --- Putnam Science Academy will present Mustang Madness at 6 p.m. at the PSA gym. Night of fun activities. Doors open at 5. Free.

Craft-Story Time
EASTFORD --- The Eastford Public Library will hold an Autumn Story and Craft for children ages 3+ at 10:30 a.m. Register by Oct. 20 at 860-974-0125.

Mon. Oct. 29
Blood Drive
DANIELSON --- The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Quinebaug Valley Community College on Maple Street. 1-800 RED CROSS.

Blood Drive
POMFRET CENTER --- The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Pomfret on Rt. 169. 1-800-RED CROSS.

Tues. Oct. 30
PUTNAM --- All are invited to a special Our Lady of Guadalupe Silver Rose Rosaries and Devotions in support of all human life, from conception to natural death, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Adoration Chapel behind St. Mary Church of the Visitation.

DANIELSON --- All invited to a special Our Lady of Guadalupe Silver Rose Holy Mass and devotions in support of all human life, from conception to natural death, at 9 a.m. at St. James Church on Franklin Street.

DANIELSON --- QVCC will host a Red Flag Finale Event - October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, supportive discussion at 5 p.m. in W100.

DANIELSON --- The Quinebaug Valley Community College Cultural Programming Committee presents a Hispanic Heritage Month event, this is Our Home: Voices from the Immigrant Rights Movement, a discussion featuring Kristin Fortier, Vania Galicia, and Chris Vials, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Windham Technical High School location, 210 Birch St., Willimantic. All welcome. Free.

Thur. Nov. 1
PUTNAM --- The PAWS Cat Shelter Fund-raiser will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. at The Crossings Restaurant and Brew Pub on Main Street. A portion of dinner proceeds will be donated to PAWS.


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