SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5
CAN AND BOTTLE DRIVE — STORRS
E.O. Smith High School, 1235 Storrs Road, Storrs, will host its Safe Grad Can and Bottle Drive from 9 a.m. to noon.
TAG AND COOKIE SALE — COVENTRY
Coventry High School, 78 Ripley Hill Road, Coventry, will host a tag and cookie sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Benefit FCCLA Community Service Projects. Info: (860) 742-7346, ext. 136.
HOLIDAY FAIR — COVENTRY
St. Mary Church, Route 31, Coventry, will host a holiday fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: (860) 742-0681.
VENDOR/CRAFTER SHOWCASE — WHS
WHS Project Graduation is sponsoring a vendor/crafter showcase in the Windham High School cafeteria, 355 High St., Willimantic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission: $1 donation to WHS Project Graduation.
HOLIDAY FAIR AND CRAFT SHOW
Columbia Congregational Church, 325 Route 87, Columbia, will host a holiday fair and craft show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: (860) 228-9306 or email@example.com.
UCONN BEEF SALE
The University of Connecticut will host a beef sale from 10 a.m. to noon, Livestock Unit, Horsebarn Hill Road, UConn, Storrs Campus. Info: Mary.Cole@uconn.edu or (860) 486-2035. The beef calf election presentation and the judging contest will be postponed until next year.
LETTERBOXING WORKSHOP — LEBANON
The Lebanon Historical Society Museum, 856 Trumbull Highway, will host a letterboxing workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open to adults and supervised children. $1 suggested donation to cover cost of materials. Info: (860) 642-6579.
FLEA MARKET — WILLIMANTIC
The Hub of Salvation Flea Market, 120 Union St., Willimantic, will be open from noon to 4 p.m. A 10-foot by 10-foot space is available for a $25 donation. Info: Melanie Rivera and Angel Jusino at (860) 617-6706.
HAM AND BEAN DINNER — LEBANON
Lebanon Fire Safety Complex, Goshen Hill Road, Lebanon, will host a ham and bean dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $8 adults, $5, 10 and under. Proceeds to benefit Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Lebanon’s food cupboard.
LASAGNA DINNER — HAMPTON
Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 40 Cedar Swamp Road, Hampton, will host a fundraiser lasagna dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. $8 adults, $6 children 4-10 years old, $25 family of four or more. .
UCONN VOICES OF FREEDOM
The University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts, 875 Coventry Road, Storrs, will host the Voices of Freedom at 6 p.m. General admission $7, Students with ID and children are free. Gospel choir will perform with the Rev. Lisa Clayton its director. Contact: (860) 486.2969 or sfa.uconn.edu.
WINE TASTING FUNDRAISER — COVENTRY
Opportunity Works Connecticut Inc., of Willington is having a wine tasting fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. at Cassidy Hill Vineyard, Coventry. Cost is $25 advanced/$30 at the door for tasting and logo glass and $40 advanced/$45 at the door for tasting, glass and bottle of wine. All proceeds will benefit organization programs. Info: www.owct.org or call (860) 477-0900.
WINE TASTING FUNDRAISER — WILLIMANTIC
A wine tasting fundraiser is slated at the Willimantic Elks Lodge upstairs hall, Pleasant Street, Willimantic, from 7 to 10 p.m. Benefits St. Mary-St Joseph School athletic program. Cost is $20 at door or school office. Not handicap accessible. Info: (860) 423-8479.
QUIET CORNER CONTRA DANCE
The next Quiet Corner Contra Dance will be held at the Storrs Congregational Church, 2 North Eagleville Road, Storrs. Free lessons at 7:30 p.m., with dance beginning at 8 p.m. (all dances are taught). Bring soft-soled shoes and water to drink.
LITTLE RIVER MUSIC SERIES, HAMPTON
The Gnomes, will be performing at the Hampton Community Center, Main Street, Hampton, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. $10. Info: (860) 455-2056.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6
The Willimantic Lions Club is hosting its fall breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at the Elks Club, Pleasant Street, Willimantic. Adults $6, seniors $5, kids under 12, $4. There will be vision screenings available. Patrons are reminded to bring used eyeglasses for worldwide re-use.
VFW SUNDAY BREAKFAST – WILLIMANTIC
VFW Post 1724, Main Street, Willimantic, will hold its Sunday breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Proceeds to benefit homeless veterans.
VFW SUNDAY BREAKFAST – CANTERBURY
The Canterbury VFW, Route 169 ( North Canterbury Road), Canterbury, is hosting its Sunday breakfast from 8 to 11 a. m.
HIBERNATION FESTIVAL — OAK GROVE
Oak Grove Montessori School will host its annual Hibernation Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 132 Pleasant Valley Road, Mansfield Center. Info: (860) 456-1031.
EASTERN’S CLASSIC BRASS
Eastern Connecticut State University’s Performing Arts Department will present a Classic Brass concert with Oystein Baadsvik, international tuba virtuoso, at 2 p.m. in Shafer Auditorium, located on the corner of Windham and Valley streets. The public is invited. Free admission. Info. Lana Raymond (860) 465-5325 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
APOLLO’S FIRE JAROUSSKY TO LIGHT UP JORGENSEN
Apollo’s Fire and Jaroussky will light up Jorgensen’s stage with Handel and Vivaldi Fireworks, a program of arias and concertos, at 2 p.m. Eric Rice, a specialist in music composed before 1750 and associate professor of music history at the University of Connecticut, will give the Concert Talk at 1:15 p.m. Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts is located at 2132 Hillside Road on the UConn campus in Storrs. $40, $37 and $33, with some discounts. Tickets/info. (860) 486-4226, or order online at: jorgensen.uconn.edu.
UCONN CHORAL CONCERT
University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts, 875 Coventry Road, Storrs, will host a choral concert at 3 p.m. General admission $7, students with ID and children are free. Featuring concert choir and the newly formed Chamber Singers, a select, mixed choral chamber ensemble. Choirs will perform works by Mendelssohn, Bach, Herzogenberg and Lauridsen Michele Holt, director. Contact: (860) 486-2969 or sfa.uconn.edu.
CHILDREN OF THE CIVIL WAR
The Windham Textile and History Museum, 411 Main St., Willimantic, will host a program by local historian Meg Gallente-DeAngelis entitled, “Children of the Civil War” at 4 p.m. Cost is $10/ person. Info: (860) 456-2178 or www.millmuseum.org.
OPEN AUDITIONS — ‘THE BOYS NEXT DOOR’
Windham Theatre Guild will host open auditions for ‘The Boys Next Door’ at the Burton Leavitt Theatre, 779 Main St., Willimantic, at 7:30 p.m. Needed are six to seven men, age 20s to 50s; two women age 30s to 40s. Info: Barry at Barry.email@example.com.
UCONN SAXOPHONE QUARTET
University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts, 875 Coventry Road, Storrs, will host a saxophone quartet at 7:30 p.m. Free event. Greg Case, director. Contact: Call (860) 486-2969 or sfa.uconn.edu.
VENDORS WANTED — CHURCH FAIR
The First Congregational Church of Coventry, 1171 Main St., Coventry, is looking for crafters for their church fair, which will be held Nov. 18-19. Info: (860) 742-5689 or First.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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