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Wed.  Feb. 7
Quilt Exhibit
PUTNAM --- An exhibit by Laura Salo, “The Year Through Quilts,” runs through March 30 at the Corridor Gallery in the Municipal Complex. The show is sponsored by the Putnam Arts Council. For hours and more information please visit

POMFRET --- The Edwin Way Teale Artists-in-Residence Program’s “Trail Wood Reflections” exhibit, written and visual works inspired by residencies during the summer of 2023, will run through March 2 at the Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Pomfret on Day Road. 860-928-4948.

Art Exhibit
THOMPSON --- The Friends of the Library at the Thompson Public Library will present, as part of its Art @ the Library and Display Case series, “Hippie at HeArt,” artwork by Wendy Hicks through Feb. 28. A reception will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12. 860-923-9779

Sat.  Feb. 10
Fire and Ice
PUTNAM --- The Putnam Business Association and the Town of Putnam will present Fire and Ice starting at noon around downtown.

Popcorn Sales
PUTNAM --- Scout Troops 25 & 66 will be selling popcorn from noon to 9 p.m. during the Fire & Ice Fest in downtown Putnam.

Bake, Tag Sale
POMFRET --- The Abington Congregational Church on Hampton Road will hold a winter bake and tag sale from 8 a.m. to noon. Snow date Feb. 17.

Thur.  Feb. 15
THOMPSON --- The Thompson Public Library and the Thompson Historical Society will present “The Great Awakening & How it Changed the Thompson Religious Landscape: Congregational, Methodist and Baptist Church History” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Presented by Joe Iamartino.

'Into the Woods'
POMFRET --- The Pomfret School Theater will present "Into the Woods" at 7 p.m. Feb. 15, 16 and 17 in the Hard Auditorium. Free. All welcome.

Sun.  Feb. 18
Open House
POMFRET --- The Windham-Tolland 4-H Camp Open HHHouse, Taft Pond Road, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Meet staff, camp tour, registration materials available. Early bird discounts end Feb 29.

Thur.  Feb. 22
Bird Walk
PLAINFIELD --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret Center will present a Plainfield Fish Hatchery Bird Walk at 9 a.m. $10 for CAS members; $20 for nonmembers. Register: 860-928-4948.

Sat.  Feb. 24
Owl Walk
POMFRET --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret Center will present an owl walk at 7 p.m. $10 for CAS members; $20 for nonmembers. Register: 860-928-4948.

Baked Potato
PUTNAM --- Boy Scout Troop 21 will hold a Baked Potato Buffet fund-raiser from 5 to 7 p.m. in the St. Mary of the Visitation Hall. $10 per person.

Poets at Large
POMFRET --- Poets at Large will host a spoken word and poetry performance from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Vanilla Bean Café. $10 admission. For info or to sign up to take part: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sun.  Feb. 25
Fund-raiser Dinner
PUTNAM --- Putnam - Paws Cat Shelter is hosting a pasta dinner fund-raiser from 5 to 6:30 at Knights of Columbus on Providence Street. Eat in or take out. Tickets are $15 each and are available at the Paws Cat Shelter in Woodstock, Knights of Columbus in Putnam and Joseph Jewelers in Putnam. 860-315-1228.

Sat.  March 2
Prayer Service
DANIELSON --- The Danielson United Methodist Church, 9 Spring St., will be holding a World Day of Prayer service written by Christian Women of Palestine. The program starts with a Palestinian luncheon at noon, followed by the service of scripture and song around the theme, "Bear with one another in love". 860-779-2018.

Sat.  March 9
Breault Program
PUTNAM --- The Aspinock Historical Society will present a special talk on Putnam native Henry Breault at 10:30 a.m. at the Municipal Complex. Presented by Ryan C Walker Navy Veteran Ph.D. candidate at the University of Portsmouth. Breault received the Medal of Honor on March 8, 1924. He saved his shipmate, Lawrence T. Brown during a collision between the USS O-5 and United Fruit Company's Abangarez on Oct. 28, 1923. The O-5 was in a disabled submarine status for over 30 hours while the Panama Canal Zone community moved earth and water to save him. After the rescue, Brown reported that Breault's selfless decision to close a hatch saved his life. Breault continued to serve in the USN until his death on Dec. 5, 1941.

Sun.  March 10
Fund-raiser Dinner
PUTNAM --- Chrome N’ Steel Veteran Riders will hold a roast beef dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Putnam Elks. Dinner at 6. Benefits CNS Fund-raisers. 860-942-0061.

Sat.  March 23
Easter Bunny
PUTNAM --- The Putnam Parks and Recreation Department will present “Greet the Easter Bunny” at 10 a.m. at the Municipal Complex. Recommended for ages 10 and younger. Photos, free chocolate bunnies and the Putnam Little League will offer an Easter Egg Hunt on the lawn (inside in case of inclement weather) for a minimum $3 donation. All proceeds benefit the Putnam Little League.

Sat.  April 20
International Day
PUTNAM --- The Putnam Business Association will present International Day.

Sat.  May 18
Fairy Fest
PUTNAM --- The Putnam Business Association will present a Fairy and Magic Fest.

Sat.  June 22
Arts Fest
PUTNAM --- The Putnam Fine Arts and Crafts Festival will be held June 22 and 23 at the Municipal Complex.

Sun.  Aug. 11
Pluck a Duck
PUTNAM --- The Putnam Business Association will present Pluck a Duck Aug. 11 and 12.


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