Community Calendar

LOCAL CHEFS WILL COME TOGETHER TO BATTLE IT OUT TO SUPPORT THE CENTER FOR HOSPICE CARE AT THE 2ND AUUNAL TASTING & PARTY IN THE GARDEN FROM 5:30 – 7:30PM ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND, AT ENDERS ISLAND IN MYSTIC. TICKETS ARE $25 FOR CIRCLE MEMBERS AND $30 FOR THE PUBLIC. FOR MORE INFO OR TO RESERVE YOUR TICKETS CALL 860-848-5699 OR CONTACT HANNAH AT EVENTS@HOSPICESECT.ORG

MATT’S MISSION IS HOSTING A WALK AND FUNDRAISER TO BRING AWARENESS TO ADDICTION AS A DISEASE ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH FROM 10AM – 4PM AT GRISWOLD VETERAN’S MAMORIAL PARK IN JEWETT CITY.

PRESTON CITY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH IS HOSTING IT’S 11TH ANNUAL SCARECROW FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH FROM 10AM – 5PM AT 321 ROUE 164, PRESTON. FREE ENTRY. FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO WWW.PRESTONCITYCONGREGATIONAL.ORG

HEALING WITH HORSES IS HOSTING A FAMILY GAME DAY AND CHILI COOK-OFF ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH FROM 12-5PM AT 536 RAYMOND HILL ROAD IN UNVASVILLE. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 860-912-1557

THE SOUTH WINDHAM FIRE DEPT IS HOSTING ITS 40TH ANNUAL CHICKEN BBQ ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH WITH 2 SERVINGS, 12 NOON – 2PM AND 4P – 7P OR UNTIL THEY ARE SOLD OUT. ADULTS ARE $12, SENIORS OR CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER ARE $10.

PROJECT OCEANOLOCY IS CELEBRATING 44 YEARS OF MARING SCIENCE EDUCATION AND EXPLORATION. THEY HAVE EXTENDED THEIR SATURDAY MORNING OCEANOGRAPHIC CRUISES UNTIL THE END OF SEPTEMBER. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 860-445-9007 OR VISITY THEIR WEBSITE AT WWW.OCEANOLOGY.ORG.

THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF LEBANON IS HOSTING ITS HARVEST FAIR ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH AT THE JUNCTION OF ROUTES 87 & 289 IN LEBANON. PIES AND BAKED GOODS, TABLE RUNNERS AND STITCHED GOODS, TAG SALE ITEMS, AND MEATBALL GRINDERS OR HOT DOGS FOR LUNCH.

ROTARY COMMUNITY CORPS AND UCFS OF NORWICH ARE HOSTING THE 2ND ANNUAL CORNHOLE FOR THE COMMUNITY TOURNAMENT ON SEPTEMBER 24TH AT 1PM. REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 12PM. $50 PER 2 PERSON TEAM FOR THE DOUBLE ELIMINATION TOURNAMENT. ALL NET PROCEEDS TO BE DISTRIBUTED TO NEEDY FAMILIES IN THE NORWICH AREA.

THE LEBANON AMERICAN LEGION IS SPONSORING A TAG SALE ON SEPTEMBER 24TH FROM 8AM – 3PM AT THE LEGION HALL ON ROUTE 207 IN LEBANON. VENDORS STILL NEEDED, SO CALL KEN GARDNER @ 860-642- 4513.

THE FINNISH AMERICAN HERITAGE SOCIETY IS HOLDING ITS ANNUAL PORK BBQ EVENT ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH AT 6PM AT THE FINNISH HALL IN CANTERBURY. FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO WWW.FAHS-CT.ORG

THE HANOVER CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH ON MAIN STREET IN HANOVER WILL HOLD ITS CHICKEN BARBECUE ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH FROM 4:30 – 6:30PM. COST IS $9.50 FOR ADULTS AND $5 FOR CHILDREN. TAKE OUT IS AVAILABLE. FOR MORE INFO CALL 860-822-8351

THE NEXT GATHERING OF THE CT ACCORDION ASSOC WILL BE HELD AT 1PM ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH AT VASI’S RESTAURANT, 1700 WATERTOWN AVE, IN WATERBURY. FEATURING A JAZZ TRIO, THE COST IS $5 FOR CAA MEMBERS AND $10 FOR NON MEMBERS. AGE 16 AND UNDER ARE FREE. RSVP TO 203-272-1202 BY SEPTEMBER 23.

THE NEXT GATHERING OF THE CT ACCORDION ASSOC WILL BE AT 1PM ON SUNDAY, SPETEMBER 25TH AT VASI’S RESTAURANT, 1700 WATERTOWN AVENUE IN WATERBURY. $5 FOR CAA MEMBERS, $10 FOR NON MEMBERS, AGE 16 AND UNDER ARE FREE.RSVP TO MARILYN AT 203-272-1202 BY SEPTEMBER 23RD

THE MYSTIC RIVER CHORALE INVITES SINGERS OF ALL VOICE PARTS TO AUDITION FOR OUR 2016-2017 SEASON. TO OBTAIN AN AUDITION TIME CALL 860-460-1487 OR VISIT THE AUDITIONS PAGE AT WWW.MYSTICRIVERCHORALE.ORG

THE ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HOLY NEW MARTYRS AND CONFESSORS OF RUSSIA ARE HOSTING THEIR 19TH ANNUAL RUSSIAN FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST FROM 9AM – 4PM. FOOD, SILENT AUCTION, TAG SALE, CHILDREN’S FUN, AND RUSSIAN IMPORTS.

MYSTIC SEAPORT WILL HOST THE FIRST EVER MYSTIC RIVER OYSTER FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST, FROM 9AM TO 5PM. THERE WILL BE A VARIETY OF GROWERS, RESTAURANTS, EDUCATIONAL AND ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS AND OTHERS WITH AN INTEREST IN THE CULTIVATION, CONSERVATION, HERITAGE, AND EATING OF OYSTERS ON HANDY.

THE 6TH ANNUAL FACES AT FAHS FINE ART & CRAFT EMHIBIT & SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE FINNISH AMERICAN HERITAGE SOCIETY, 76 NORTH CANTERBURY RD, (RT 169), CANTERBURY, CT ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST FROM 9:30AM – 3PM.

THE ELKS LODGE #360 IS HOSTING A DINNER TO BENEFIT HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS FOR SPC SEAN PESCE’S NEW HOME IN BETHANY, CT. THE DINNER IS OCTOBER 1ST AT 6PM WITH DANCING & LISTENING PLEASURE FROM 7 – 9PM WITH JOHNNY D. LOCATED AT 81 WASHINGTON STREET IN NEW LONDON. $20 PER PERSON.

THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF NORWICH, LOCATED AT 239 WEST MAIN STREET IN NORWICH IS HOLDING ITS PUMPKIN FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST FROM 9AM – 2PM. PUMPKINS, ICE CREAM, FACE PAINTING, GAMES, AND MORE.

THE PARK CHURCH IS HOSTING ITS 2016 FALL FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST FROM 9AM – 3PM AT 283 BROADWAY IN NORWICH. ARTS & CRAFTS, TAG SALE, FOOD CONCESSION, BASKET RAFFLE AND A BOUNCY HOUSE FOR THE KIDS.

ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST THERE WILL BE A PROLIFE MASS AT THE CATHEDRAL OF ST. PATRICK AT 8:30AM FOLLOWED BY THE ROSARY. A LIGHT BRUNCH WILL BE SERVED FROM 10AM – 12NOON WITH 2 SPEAKERS DISCUSSING “POLITICS AND ABORTION, SINGLE ISSUE VOTING”. FOR MORE INFO CALL 860-861-1895

ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2ND FROM 1 – 3PM, THE NORTHEAST DISTRICT DEPT OF HEALTH WILL HOST A DRIVETHRU FLU CLINIC AT PUTNAM MIDDLE SCHOOL, 35 WICKER STREET IN PUTNAM. FREE FLU SHOTS ARE LIMITED TO THE FIRST 100 ADULTS WHO REGISTER BY CALLING THE HEALTH DEPT AT 860-774-7350.

THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY IS HOSTING AN ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST BUFFET ON OCTOBER 2ND FROM 8 – 11AM AT 16 YORK AVENUE IN NIANTIC. ADULTS $8, CHILDREN UNDER 10 $3.

SURFSIDE 8 SQUARE DANCE CLUB WILL HOLD A DANCE ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7TH FROM 8 – 10:30PM WITH CALLER DAVE PERRAULT AND CUER MIKE ALEXANDER. THE THEME OF THE DANCE IS HAIL TO COLUMBUS. THE DANCE WILL BE HELD AT THE WESTERLY SENIOR CENTER, 39 STATE STREET, WESTERLY. DONATION OF $7 FOR DANCERS, OBSERVERS ARE FREE.

THE OLD LYME HISTORICAL SOCIETY WILL BE HAVING THEIR ANNUAL FALL PLANT SALE AT THE SOCIETY’S 55 LYME STREET LOCATION ON OCTOBER 8TH FROM 10AM – 4PM. THEY WILL HAVE POTTED PERENNIALS AND ANNUAL OF ALL TYPES AND SIZES. PROCEEDS WILL SUPPORT THE ONGOING RENOVATION OF THE FORMER GRANGE HALL AND THE NEW ALISON MITCHELL ARCHIVE ROOM.

ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8TH THE CATHEDRAL OF ST. PATRICK WILL HOST A DAY WITH DR. EDWARD SRI FROM 9:30AM TO 3:30PM. TICKETS ARE $20 FOR ADULTS, $10 FOR STUDENTS, AND RELIGIOUS ARE FREE WITH ADVANCED REGISTRATION. LUNCH IS INCLUDED. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 860-861-1895

THE NORWICH 50+ SINGLES IS HOSTING A DANCE ON OCTOBER 9TH FROM 6-10PM AT THE PONEMAH CAFÉ AT 47 SOUTH SECOND AVENUE IN TAFTVILLE. ROUTE 2 WILL PERFORM.

ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 95 ROUTE 2A IN PRESTON, IS HOLDING ITS 9TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY CRAFT/VENDOR FAIR ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8TH AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9TH FROM 9AM – 3PM. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CRAFTER/VENDOR SPACE CALL 860-889-0150

THE GROTON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH WILL HOST “BLUEGRASS GOSPEL PROJECT” ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17TH AT 7:30PM AT THE CHURCH AT 162 MONUMENT STREET IN GTOTON. A FREEWILL OFFERING WILL BE COLLECTED. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL THE CHURCH AT 860-445-7409

THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY ANNUAL BOOK SALE IS BEING HELD ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14TH FROM 9AM – 5PM AT THE POQUETANUCK FIREHOUSE, 87 ROUTE 2A IN PRESTON. DONATIONS MAY BE DROPPED OFF IN THE COLLECTION BOX IN FRONT OF THE PRESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY. FOR LARGE DONATIONS, PLEASE CALL 860-887-5828.

THE EAST GREAT PLAIN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT IS HOSTING ITS FALL FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15TH FROM 9-3PM. VENDORS THAT ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE CALL ROBIN AT 860-917-6284. THEY WILL ALSO HAVE THEIR 5K RUN/WALK AT 9AM.

SHILOH BAPTIST CHURCH OF NEW LONDON PRISON MINISTRY PRESENTS ITS 6TH COMMUNITY PRISON AWARENESS & PREVENTION GATHERING ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, FROM 9AM -2PM AT THE SHILOH FAMILY LIFE CENTER AT 3 GARVIN STREET IN NEW LONDON. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. CONTACT WINSTON TAYLOR AT 860-889-3292 OR SHILOH BAPTIST CHURCH AT 860-443-6046

THE WATERFORD CONGREGATIONAL UCC IS HOSTING A FREE DRIVE UP/DRIVE THROUGH RESIDENTIAL ELECTRONIC WASTE RECYCLING COLLECTION EVENT AT 70 CROSS ROAD IN WATERFORD ON SATURDAY, OCOBER 29TH FROM 9AM TO 1PM. THE COLLECTION IS OPEN TO ANY CT RESIDENT.

THIS YEAR THE FIELD OF GREENS FARMERS MARKET HAS THREE GREAT LOCATIONS. NOW THRU OCTOBER 30TH THEY ARE AT WASHINGTON PARK IN GRTON ON TUESDAYS, LAWRENCE AND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL ON WEDNESDAYS AND AT WILLIAMS PARK IN NEW LONDON ON FRIDAYS. ALL FROM 3 – 6 PM.

THE NATCHAUG RIVER YOUNG MARINES IS HOLDING ITS 2ND ANNUAL PIG ROAST & SILENT AUCTION AT THE MUSIC LADY, 6 GREEN HOLLOW ROAD IN CENTRAL VILLAGE ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH, STARTING AT 5:30PM. $20 PER PERSON IN ADVANCE. FOR TICKETS CALL, 860-933-5706 OR GET THEM AT THE MUSIC LADY.

ST. ALBANS CHURCH, 254 BROAD STREET IN DANIELSON WILL HOST A TRIBUTE TO HEROES – 2016 ON FRIDAY, NOV 11TH AT 6PM. FOR AN APPLICATION FOR THE SHOW OR FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE EMAIL VINCENT IOVINE AT VIOVINE10@GMAIL.COM

THE SOUTHEASTERN CONNECTICUT CENTER OF THE BLIND IS HOSTING THEIR FIRST VENDOR/CRAFT FAIR ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH FROM 1-6PM AT THE MONTVILLE VFW.

THE CARLISLE-WILLIAMS FOUNDATION IS HOSTING ITS ANNUAL DIALYSIS 5K RUN/WALK FUNDRAISER ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 10AM – 1PM IN MOHEGAN PARK IN NORWICH. REGISTRATION IS $25 FOR ADULTS AND $10 FOR CHILDREN 11 AND UNDER FOR THE CHILDREN’S FUN RUN.

MONTHLY BINGO NIGHTS ARE HELD ON THE FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH AT DIVINE PROVIDENCE CHURCH ON GOLDEN STREET IN NORWICH. DOORS OPEN AT FIVE FOR AUTHENTIC POLISH FOOD, WITH BINGO AT 7PM. CALL 860-887-2812 FOR MORE DETAILS.

ARE YOU SCARED OF SPEAKING IN PUBLIC? THE NORWICH TOASTMASTERS CLUB TEACHES HOW TO PREPARE AND GIVE SPEECHES. THE CLUB MEETS THE 1ST AND 3RD WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 7- 8:30PM AT DIME BANK ON ROUTE 82 IN NORWICH. VISIT NORWICHTOASTMASTERS@OUTLOOK.COM

DISABLE AMERICAN VETERANS IS A NONPROFIT CHARITY THAT PROVIDES A LIFETIME OF SUPPORT FOR VETERANS OF ALL GENERATIONS AND THEIR FAMILIES. HELPING MORE THAN 1 MILLION VETERANS IN POSITIVE, LIFE-CHANGING WAYS EACH YEAR. TO FIND OUT MORE GO TO DAV.ORG

THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH AT 199 VALLEY STREET IN WILLIMANTIC IS HOSTING A GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN SUPPORT GROUP ON THE 4TH WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH, SEPTEMBER THRU MAY. FROM 5:30 – 7P, THEY PROVIDE A LIGHT MEAL AND CHILDCARE AND A PLACE FOR GRANDPARENTS TO SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES, CONCERNS, AND INFORMATION WITH EACH OTHER.

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