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Wed. May 17
PUTNAM --- “A 70-year Retrospective: The Works of Jerry Ferguson”  will appear in the Corridor Gallery at Putnam Municipal Complex through June 30. It features the works of Gerald (Jerry) Ferguson. Free.

Art Exhibit
THOMPSON --- The Friends of Thompson Library will present, in its Art @ the Library series, the Thompson Public Schools Art Show through May 24 in the Meeting Room and in the Display Case.

Thur. May 18
PUTNAM --- The New Roxbury Land Trust will present a program on beetles, borers and worms and other villains in the garden at 12:30 p.m. in the Putnam Municipal Complex. Free.

Fri. May 19
Helping Pets
PUTNAM --- Verizon Wireless Zone, will be hosting a shelter animal adoption event on Kennedy Drive in Putnam in conjunction with East Coast Rescues and Pawsafe animal shelters. Wireless Zone’s Rescues Rock also includes a month-long, in-store pet supply drive for items to deliver to their local animal rescues.

Family Film
PUTNAM --- The Putnam Rotary Club's Movies in the Park Series will host a free showing of "Fantastic Mr. Fox" at 8 p.m. (dusk) at the Rotary Park. Bring chairs and blankets. Free.

Sat. May 20
Shred Days
THOMPSON --- bankHometown will host a free Shred Day from 9 to 11 a.m. at its Thompson branch on Riverside Drive. No appointment needed.  A professional document destruction company will be in the bank’s parking lot and can accept up to two boxes of documents per person.

Author Series
PUTNAM --- The Putnam Library Author Series will present author Christopher Torockio at 1 p.m. at the Municipal Complex. Free. All welcome. The next event in the Putnam Library Author Series will be in October.

Rabies Clinic
DANIELSON --- Pet Pals Northeast is holding a low-cost rabies clinic at from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Quinebaug Valley Veterinary Hospital on Rt. 12. $15 cash. Preregistration and appointment is required. No walk-ins. 860-317-1720.

Sun. May 21
History Talk
CHEPACHET --- Music at the Meeting House will present “A Bicentennial party!” an illustrated talk about the history of the church, its building, its historic bell and its place in RI history, accompanied by music at 2:30 p.m. at the Chepachet Baptist Church on Rt. 44.

Mon. May 29
Pomfret  Parade
POMFRET The Town of Pomfret will start its Memorial Day Parade at 10 a.m. It kicks off at the Pomfret Congregational Church and proceeds down Pomfret Street/Rt. 44 to the Town Green where a short ceremony will take place.

Putnam Parade
PUTNAM --- The town’s Memorial Day Parade will start at 10 a.m. from the traditional Grove Street staging area. The parade will be followed by a program at Rotary Park.

Sun. June 4
Fishing Derby
POMFRET --- The Pomfret Recreation Department's 23rd annual Fishing Derby will begin at 8 a.m. at the Pomfret Rod & Gun Club. For boys and girls ages 5-15. $5. Register at

WOODSTOCK --- The current Connecticut State Poet Laureate (2022-2025), Antoinette Brim-Bell will read from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Roseland Park barn, along with other poets. Free (ages 14 and up). To take part in open mic later: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sat. June 17
Art Festival
PUTNAM --- The Putnam Arts Council (PAC) will be hosting the Putnam Fine Arts and Crafts Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 17 and June 18 at the Municipal Complex. It includes all the arts plus live music.  Rain or shine. Free.

Sun..  July 9
WOODSTOCK --- The Bungay Fire Brigade will host Touch-A-Truck from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Roseland Park.

Sun.  Aug. 27
Cruise Fund-raiser
THOMPSON --- DKH will hold its Cruise, BBQ & Brew - Motorcycle & Car Cruise at 10 a.m. at the Thompson Speedway and The Black Dog Bar & Grille in Putnam. Benefits the NECT Cancer Fund of Day Kimball Healthcare. $35 registration.

Fri.  Sept. 8
Golf Classic
PUTNAM --- The Day Kimball Hospital Centreville Bank Golf Classic will set off at 7:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Connecticut National Country Club. For info:

Sat.  Sept. 30
WOODSTOCK --- The Bungay Fire Brigade will host its fall 2023 Chicken BBQ from 4 to 6 p.m.

Sat.  Nov. 11
Dueling Pianos
THOMPSON --- The DKH Dueling Pianos fund-raiser will be held at 6 p.m. at the Raceway Restaurant and Banquet Hall. Benefits Day Kimball Healthcare At Home services of HomeCare, HomeMakers, and Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern Connecticut. Food, drawings and more. Tickets $45, must be purchased in advance.

Sun.  Dec. 3
Tree of Life
The DKH 34th Annual Hospice Tree of Life Ceremonies will be held at 5 p.m. in 11 towns throughout northeastern Connecticut. The purchase of memorial lights on each community's Tree of Life benefits Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern Connecticut. For info:


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