‘Touring’ Exhibit
WOODSTOCK --- Historic New England’s new exhibit “Touring New England, 1820 – 1970” opens today and runs through Oct. 15 at  Roseland Cottage, in the Carriage Barn. It explores why the region’s natural and built environments have been tourist destinations for centuries. The exhibit touches on the distinct characteristics of each New England state: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.  Free.
Art Exhibit
DANIELSON --- The QVCC Spirol Art Gallery series will present Keith Mueller’s “Working on Wings to Fly” through Oct. 7. 860-932-4160.
Thur. Oct. 1
Blood Drive
WATERFORD --- Charter Oak Federal Credit Union will be hosting a blood drive on from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at its Branch & Headquarters in Waterford at 1055 Hartford Turnpike. The public is invited. Donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good overall health. Eligible donors are able to donate blood every two months. 1-800-REDCROSS.
POMFRET CENTER --- On Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 6:30 pm, Debra Gag,  artist and teacher, will evaluate NE Art Guild members' art works at 6:30 p.m. at the Audubon Center on Day Road. Each member can bring in 2-3 pieces and she will discuss what she sees.   http://nectartguild.blogspot.com/ or call 860-928-4948
Fri. Oct. 2
Yard Sale
PLAINFIELD --- The First Congregational Church of Plainfield will hold a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m .Oct. 2 and Oct. 3
Art Exhibit
POMFRET --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret will present an art-poetry exhibit, “Water Rising: Poetry and Art,” through Oct. 29. The launch is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 2. 860-928-4948.
First Fridays
PUTNAM --- First Fridays, with a Digital Age theme, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. around downtown Putnam. 
Art Show
THOMPSON --- The Quinebaug Valley Photography Club will hold an Art @ the Library exhibit through Oct. 30 at the Thompson Public Library. The reception is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 5. www.thompsonpubliclibrary.org. 
Sat. Oct. 3
Arts and Crafts
CANTERBURY --- The Finnish American Heritage Society will host the annual FACES at FAHS fine art and craft exhibition and sale from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Finn hall on Rt. 169. Lunch available.
Swedish Supper
N. GROSVENORDALE --- The Emanuel Lutheran Church on Main Street will present its authentic Swedish Meatball Supper, served family style, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. $10 for adults; $5 for kids. Tickets available at door. Takeout available.
Arts and Crafts
CANTERBURY --- The 5th annual FACES at FAHS- Fine Art/Craft Exhibit/Sale will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Finnish Hall on Rt. 169. Refreshments available. Free admission, handicapped accessible. 860-974-2760.
‘Repair Café’
WILLIMANTIC --- The Access Community Action Agency is holding its fifth Repair Café, a free event during which volunteer “fixers” are available to help both fix items and to teach repair skills free of charge except for the cost of replacement parts. It’s held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church’s Arnold Auditorium on Valley Street.
Band Concert
WOODSTOCK --- The Friends of the East Woodstock Common are sponsoring a Band Concert by the East Woodstock Cornet Band from 6 to 8 p.m. at the E. Woodstock Congregational Church sanctuary. The concert will raise funds for much needed bandstand repairs. Refreshments. Donations will be accepted. 860-928-2434
Animal Blessing
BROOKLYN --- The Killingly-Brooklyn Interfaith Council's annual Blessing of the Animals, will be held at 3 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church on Providence Road (Rt. 6) Bring pet, photo, or remembrance.
POMFRET --- The 8th Annual Abolish Breast Cancer 5k Race/Walk to benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute breast cancer research will be held at the Pomfret Recreation Park on Rt. 97. Registration at 7:30 a.m. Race at 9 and walkers start at 9:01. www.abc5kct.com.
QUINEBAUG --- The 12th Annual Auction, sponsored by VFW Auxiliary to the Thompson Memorial Post 10088, will begin at 5 p.m. with food and preview and the auction at 6. Benefits veterans and community programs.
Fall Fest
PUTNAM --- A Family Fall Festival and Resource Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Putnam Elementary School on Wicker Street. Rain or shine. Free activities and giveaways. 
Sun. Oct. 4
Bike Ride
PUTNAM --- The Putnam Lions' Fall Classic Bike Ride will begin at the Riverview Marketplace Pavilion/Putnam Lions Memorial Dog Park with registration from 8 to 9 a.m. The 30-mile ride starts at 9 and the 15-mile ride starts at 9:15. $30 registration fee, waived for those who collect $50 or more in pledges.  860-928-0363.  Forms on website:  www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/putnam
Open House
WOODSTOCK --- The  Muddy Brook Fire Department is having an open house from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the department at 93 Woodstock Road. There will be light refreshments, with lots of information and some giveaways. 
Crop Walk
KILLINGLY --- The Killingly-Brooklyn Interfaith Council's annual CROP Walk will begin with registration at 1 and the walk at 1:30 at the Killingly River Walk off Rt. 12 (across from Friendly Spirits). Pledge/sponsor sheets available by calling:860-564-7980."
Pumpkin Fest
PLAINFIELD --- The First Congregational Church of Plainfield on Norwich Road will hold a Pumpkin Festival from noon to 3 p.m.
WILLIMANTIC --- Folk/Roots musician Kerri Powers will perform at 4 p.m. at the Bread Box on Valley Street. $12. Benefits Covenant Soup Kitchen and Emergency Food Pantry.  www.breadboxfolk.org. 
Tues. Oct. 6
Senior Lunch
POMFRET --- The Pomfret Senior Association will be holding its anniversary luncheon starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Center on Mashamoquet  Road.  Free to association members; $12 for guests.  Please RSVP to Gail by Sept. 25, at 860-974-0426.
Exercise Group
WOODSTOCK --- The Woodstock Senior Exercise Group will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. every Tuesday in the Woodstock Town Hall lower level meeting room. Free for all Woodstock senior citizens 60 and older. 860-974-1050.
Wed. Oct. 7
Pet Loss Group
DAYVILLE --- NECCOG Animal Services on Putnam Pike will present a Pet Loss Support Group at 6 p.m. Free.  No fee/reservations are required, and you are free to attend as often as necessary throughout your grief process.  860-774-1253
Community Event
WOODSTOCK --- Woodstock Education Foundation and Jog with Judy will present a community event, “Rachel’s Challenge,” at 6:30 p.m. in the gym at the Middle School. All welcome.
Thur. Oct. 8
'Food' Event
PUTNAM --- Empty Spaces Project will present "Just Eat It: A food waste story," (where is your food going?) at 7 p.m. downtown. Reserve free seats at eventbrite.com. Suggested donation at door of $5 to benefit Daily Bread. 914-620-5144. 
Fri. Oct. 9
'Then ... None'
PUTNAM --- The Bradley Playhouse will present "And Then There Were None" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 11, 18 and 25. $19 and $15. 860-928-7887.
POMFRET --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret on Day Road will present a concert, Sharp’s Appalachian Harvest,” at 7:30. $15 in advance, $20 at door. 860-928-4948.
History Program
CANTERBURY --- The Canterbury Historical Society will present author Diana Perkins on “Mill Industrialization in the Northeast” following the 7 p.m. business session at the Community Room at the Town Hall. Free. All welcome. Refreshments.  http://canterburyhistorical.org/?event=october-regular-monthly-meeting-program.
‘Taste’ Fund-raiser
WOODSTOCK --- The Northeast Opportunities for Wellness, Inc. (NOW) will be holding its 4th annual A Taste for NOW, A Taste for Life event from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Mansion at Bald Hill Banquet Center.  $60 per person :http://nowinmotion.org/wordpress/event-items/a-taste-for-now-a-taste-for-life-2015/
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