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Wed. May 24
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.

POMFRET --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret will present an exhibit and sale by David Stumpo, artist and wildlife painter, through May 31. Fine art prints and cards are also available.

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.

Eastford Parade
EASTFORD --- Parade starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Eastford Elementary School. Immediately following the parade, a Memorial Day Ceremony will take place at the Veteran's Memorial. Preceding the parade, Memorial Day services will take place at the General Lyon Cemetery at 8:30 a.m. and the Grove Cemetery at 9 a.m. In the event of rain, the parade will be cancelled and the Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the school. All are welcome to attend.

Woodstock Events
WOODSTOCK --- The Woodstock Road Race will begin at 9 a.m. at Woodstock Academy and the Woodstock Memorial Day Parade will begin at 11:30 from Woodstock Hill.

Fri. June 2
PUTNAM --- The Theatre of Northeastern Connecticut at the Bradley Playhouse will present Nuts at 7:30 p.m. June 2, 3, 9, and 10 and at 2 p.m. June 4 and 11. Tickets are $23 for adults; $20 for seniors, students, veterans and first responders.  Mature audiences. Reservations:

Nonperishables Needed
bankHometown will be collecting food donations at all its Connecticut branches starting today June 2. This drive will support Veteran’s Base Camp in Chaplin, an organization that provides transitional housing for veterans in need, as well as a food pantry for local veterans. Nonperishable items needed include local store/grocery store gift cards; gas gift cards for food bank pickups; condiments, baking supplies and sugar substitutes; pasta, tuna peanut butter; jelly; macaroni and cheese; toilet paper; paper towels; baby wipes and diapers; and pet food.

Sat. June 3
Open House
WOODSTOCK --- Free tours of Roseland Cottage on Rt. 169 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last tour starts at 3), in celebration of Historic New England’s Open House day.

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

Open House
WOODSTOCK --- Ferncroft Wildlife Rescue on Rt. 171 will open its doors to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and its resident opossums will be ready to meet and greet you. Programs throughout the day. A donation of $10 per person age 9 and over is suggested. Preregistration is required because of limited parking space.

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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