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THE CT FOOD BANK MOBILE FOOD PANTRY BRINGS FRESH FRUITS, VEGETABLE, DAIRY AND OTHER ITEMS TO THE PARKING LOT OF THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 199 VALLEY STREET, WILLIMANTIC ON THE FOURTH TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH, FROM 1-2PM. TUESDAY, AUGUST 23RD IS THE NEXT DATE.

AS PART OF THE CT AUTHOR’S TRAIL, JOHN-MANUEL ANDRIOTE, A NATIVE OF NORWICH, WILL BE SPEAKING AT THE PRESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY, 389 ROUTE 2 IN PRESTON ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 23RD AT 6:30PM.

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS IS HOLDING BLOOD DRIVES ON TUESDAY, 8/23 AT HOXIE FIREHOUSE, 34 BROADWAY AVENUE, MYSTIC FROM 12:30PM – 6:15PM AND AT GRACE FELLOWSHIP EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH, 102 PROVIDENCE-NEW LONDON TPKE IN NORTH STONINGTON FROM 11AM – 4:30PM.

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS IS HOLDING BLOOD DRIVES ON THURSDAY, 8/25 AT NLC INSURANCE COMPANY, 101 HIGH STREET IN NORWICH FROM 9:30AM – 2:30PM AND ON FRIDAY, 8/26 AT L & M HOSPITAL, 365 MONTAUK AVENUE, NEW LONDON FROM 12 – 5PM.

BEECH BROOK FARM EQUINE RESCUE WILL HOST A “MANE EVENT” COCKTAIL EVENING AND SILENT AUCTION ON AUGUST 25TH FROM 7-930PM AT THE MYSTIC AQUARIUM. TICKETS ARE $25 IN ADVANCE AT WWW.BEECHBROOKFARM.HOMESTEAD.COM OR $30 AT THE DOOR.

THE APOSTOLIC GOSPEL FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD AT THE HOWARD T. BROWN MEMORIAL PARK ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 27TH BEFINNING AT 11AM. THERE WILL BE SINGING, WORSHIP, AND PREACHING. FOR MORE INFO CALL PASTOR ALLEN AT 860-859-5332.

THE YANTIC FIRE ENGINE CO #1 IS HOSTING A STEAK & LOBSTER DINNER ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 27TH AT 5:30PM AT THE YANTIC FIRE HOUSE – FIREMAN’S FIELD. FOR TICKETS OR MORE INFO, CALL RICH 860-887- 6460.

A PASTA DINNER BENEFIT IN HONOR OF TORI CLARK, WHO IS BATTLING STAGE 4 OVARIAN CANCER WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 27TH FROM 4-7PM AT THE BALTIC FIRE ENGINE COMPANY #1 AT 22 BUSHNELL HOLLOW ROAD IN BALTIC. TICKETS ARE $10 PER PERSON.

UCP OF EASTERN CT IS HOSTING A DASH, STROLL & ROLL TO THE BEACH 5K ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 28TH AT CAMP HARKNESS IN WATERFORD. FOR MORE INFO OR TO REGISTER GO TO UCPECT.ORG

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS IS HOLDING BLOOD DRIVES ON MONDAY, 8/29 AT FOXWOODS RESORT AND CASINO FROM 7:15AM -6:45PM AND AT WILLIAM W. BACKUS HOSPITAL, 326 WASHINGTON STREET, NORWICH FROM 7:30AM – 5:30PM.

SURFSIDE 8 SQUARE DANCE CLUB WILL HOLD A DANCE ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND FROM 8 – 10:30PM WITH CALLER MATT MCGOVERN AND CUER HARRIET CLARKE. THE THEME OF THE DANCE IS SCHOOL SUPPLY HELP. THE DANCE WILL BE HELD AT THE WESTERLY SENIOR CENTER, 39 STATE STREET, WESTERLY. DONATION OF $7 FOR DANCERS, OBSERVERS ARE FREE.

SMORGASBORD SUPPER AND BAKE SALE AT THE ONECO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1128 PLAINFIELD PIKE IN ONECO ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD FROM 4:30-6:30PM. SERVED BUFFET STYLE. TICKETS ON SALE AT THE DOOR AT 4PM. ADULTS $12, CHILDREN UNDER 12 $5, AND PRE-SCHOOLERS ARE FREE.

CANTERBURY VFW BREAKFAST ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH FROM 8 – 11AM ON ROUTE 169, CANTERBURY. $6, 5 AND UNDER ARE FREE.

JEWETT CITY VFW POST 10004, OF TAYLOR HILL ROAD IS HOSTING ITS 50TH ANNUAL CHICHEN BBQ ON SEPTEMBER 4TH FROM NOON TO 3PM. SERVING 1/2 BBQ CHICKEN BAKED POTATO, AND CORN ON THE COB FOR $10. CALL 860-376-5226 FOR TICKETS.

THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY IS HOSTING A ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST BUFFET ON SEPTEMBER 4TH FROM 8 – 11AM AT 16 YORK AVENUE IN NIANTIC. ADULTS $8, CHILDREN UNDER 10 $3.

NUTMEG BIG BORTHERS BIG SISTERS HAS MORE THAN 200 CHILDREN ON ITS WAITING LIST FROM THE SOUTHEASTERN CT REGION. THEY ARE HOSTING 50 FOR 50, A RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN TO CELEBRATE THEIR 50TH ANNIVERSARY. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 1-877-675-5190, EXT 117

THE HAMPTON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, LOCATED AT 263 MAIN STREET HAMPTON, IS HOLDING ITS ANNUAL CHICKEN BBQ ON SEPTEMBER 10TH FROM 5-7PM. ADULTS $11, CHILDREN $5, AND UNDER 5 ARE FREE. DINE IN OR TAKE OUT. FOR TICKETS OR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL KELLI AT 860-455-9677 OR EMAIL HCC06247@GMAIL.COM

ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH IN OCCUM IS HOSTING ITS FALL FESTIVAL AND YARD SALE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH THROUGH SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH. SILENT AUCTION, RAFFLE, CARNIVAL GAMES, FOOD, CLOTHES CLOSET, AND MUCH MUCH MORE.

THE 7TH ANNUAL KINSHIP4KIDS CHARITY FUNDRAISER & POKER RUN IS BEING HELD ON SEPTEMBER 10TH AT THE AMERICAN LEGION IN MONTVILLE. REGISTRATION IS FROM 9-11AM. $15 PER PERSON, OR $20 PER COUPLE.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 4 MARCHING COLOR GUARD PRESENTS A SPECIAL FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH AT 1PM ON LAUREL HILL IN NORWICH. ADMISSION IS FREE.

THE NORWICH 50+ SINGLES IS HOSTING A DANCE ON SEPTEMBER 11TH FROM 6-10PM AT THE PONEMAH CAFÉ AT 47 SOUTH SECOND AVENUE IN TAFTVILLE. ILLUSIONS WILL PERFORM.

SQUARE DANCE LESSONS BEGINNING ON MONDAY, SEPTEBMER 12TH FROM 7-9PM AT THE WESTERLY SENIOR CENTER, 39 STATE STREET IN WESTERLY. FIRST TWO LESSONS ARE FREE. ALL AGES ARE WELCOME.

THE AMERICAN LEGION POST #4 IN NORWICH WILL HOST ITS GENERAL MEETING ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH AT 11AM AT 457 LAUREL HILL AVENUE IN NORWICH. THERE WILL BE NO MEETING IN JULY OR AUGUST.

THE GREENVILLE FAMILY DAY WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH FROM 10AM TO 3PM ON CENTRAL AVENUE IN NORWICH. VENDOR SPACE STILL AVAILABLE. $10 PER SPACE. MORE DETAILS AND APPLICATION AVAILABLE AT THE ROSECITY.US

THE SOUTHEASTERN CT MUSTANG CLUB PRESENTS “CRUISE NIGHT 2016” AT THE CENTER OF MONTVILLE AT 601 ROUTE 32, UNCASVILLE ON SEPTEMBER 17TH FROM 4-7PM. ALL CARS AND TRUCKS ARE WELCOME. GREAT MUSIC AND RAFFLES, WITH ALL RAFFLE PROCEEDS GOING TO THE CT CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER.

COME OUT AND ENJOY THE 31ST ANNUAL LISBON FALL FESTIVAL ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH FROM 4:30 – 8PM AND SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH 12P – 6P. LOCATED AT THE LISBON COMMUNITY CENTER, NEAR THE LISBON MEADOW PARK. ADMISSION IS FREE.

JOIN THE AMERICAN LEGION POST NO 4 IN HONORING OUR COLD WAR VETERANS ON SEPTEMBER 17TH AT 1PM AT 457 LAUREL HILL AVENUE IN NORWICH. LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.

THE 2ND ANNUAL PRESTON MUSIC FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH AT PRESTON COMMUNITY PARK, 13 ROUTE 117 IN PRESTON. FESTIVITIES START AT 3PM AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. BRING A LAWN CHAIR AND A PICNIC. COOLERS ARE ALLOWED, BUT NO ALCOHOL PLEASE. A $5 DONATION IS REQUESTED FOR ENTRY AND ALL MONEY RAISED GOES TOWARDS THE RESTORATION OF THE 1817 LONG SOCIETY MEETINGHOUSE ON LONG SOCIETY ROAD.

ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH THE OLD LYME HISTORICAL SOCIETY WILL BE HAVING THEIR ANNUAL ANTIQUE APPRAISAL FAIRE FROM 1 TO 4PM AT TOWN HALL, 52 LYME STREET. THE COST IS $7 FOR THE FIRST ITEM, $14 FOR TWO, AND $20 FOR THREE. ALL FEES BENEFIT THE CAROL NOYES WINTERS SCHOLARSHIP FUND.

THE THOMASTON OPERA HOUSE AT 158 MAIN STREET IN THOMASTON IS HOSTING “RING OF FIRE”, A MUSICAL COVERING 32 OF COUNTRY ROCK LEGEND JOHNNY CASH’S HITS. OPENING SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD AND RUNNING THROUGH SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 18TH. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TICKETS CONTACT OR VISIT THE BOX OFFICE AT 860-283-6250 OR GO TO LANDMARKCOMMUNTYTHEATRE.ORG

THE PRESTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND FRIENDS OF THE PRESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY WILL HOLD A VICTORIAN TEA AT THE PRESTON CITY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 321 ROUTE 164 IN PRESTON ON SEPTEMBER 18TH. TEA WILL BE SERVED AT 2:30PM AND THE PROGRAM WILL BEGIN AT 3PM. ADULTS $10, CHILDREN $5. EMAIL LINDA AT LINDACH5@COMCAST.NET FOR MORE INFORMATION.

THE SMITH HARRIS HOUSE IN NIANTIC IS HOSTING A QUILTING TEA ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH FROM 1 – 3 PM. $15 PER PERSON. SPEND THE AFTERNOON WITH SAVORIES, SWEETS AND TEA WHILE ENJOYING A TALK ON THE HISTORY AND CARE OF QUILTS WITH SUSAN J. JEROME. REGISTRATION BEGINS ON AUGUST 15TH. FOR MORE INFO CALL 860-739-0861.

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

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

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.

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 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 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 COLELCTION BOX IN FRONT OF THE PRESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY. FOR LARGE DONATIONS, PLEASE CALL 860-887-5828.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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