Saturday, May 14
ANNUAL SPRING FAIR – STORRS
Storrs Congregational Church, 2 North Eagleville Road, Storrs, will hold its annual spring fair from 9 a m. to noon.
GIANT TAG SALE
Chaplin Elementary School is sponsoring a tag sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spaces still available: 10×10 outdoor space $10; indoor space $15. Add $5 for table. We are also accepting donations on Thursday & Friday May 12 and 13 between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Contact (860) 455-9593 for more info.
CAR WASH/ PLANT SALE
First Baptist Church of Mansfield, 945 Storrs Rd., Storrs from 9 a. m. to Noon. Proceeds will go to summer camperships for Camp Wightman.
USED BOOK SALE – ASHFORD
St. Philip the Apostle Church, Route 44, Ashford, will host a used book sale through May 22 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
MAY FRIENDSHIP DAY
May Friendship Day, sponsored by the Greater Willimantic Unit of Church Women United, will take place at the Hampton Congregational Church, 265 Main St. (Route 97), Hampton. Gathering at 9: 30 a. m. followed by the program at 10 a. m. called “Living Our Friendship, Passing on the Key.” A Valiant Woman Award recipient will be honored and the Key Women will be recognized. Bring a salad to share for the potluck lunch. Contacts: Karen at (860) 455-0647 or Carole at (860) 228-9099.
YOUTH ART EXHIBIT AND HAITI FUNDRAISER
Storrs Community Church, 90 Tolland Turnpike, Route 195, Coventry, is celebrating the arts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local artists and artisans will be exhibiting and selling their art. The “Youth Arts” event will feature students exhibiting from Coventry, Tolland, Willington and Mansfield and CSA, a community-based program supporting the arts sponsored by The School of Fine Arts at the University of Connecticut. Proceeds from pizza, bake sale and silent auction will be sent to Haiti. For more information, contact Susan Collin at email@example.com.
SATURDAY BEREAVEMENT GROUP
Hospice of Eastern Connecticut will hold its Saturday bereavement group. The group is held from 11a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 34 Ledgebrook Drive, Mansfield. Group is appropriate for those who are grieving a year or more. Group is open to the community. Info: (860) 456- 7288, ext. 293.
NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACTS EXHIBIT
The Jonathan Trumbull Jr. House opens for the season with an exhibit of Native American artifacts. Items on display include beaded bags and fancy baskets made by Penobscot, Passamaquoddy and Iroquois people, primarily made for the Victorian tourist trade. The artifacts are from the collection of Charles and Barbara Adams, antiques dealers from South Yarmouth, Mass. The museum, owned by the town of Lebanon, is located at 780 Trumbull Highway (Route 87), Lebanon. Hours are Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 4 p. m. Admission is free. Info: (860) 642- 7987.
PROGRAM ON ALGONQUIN CULTURE
David and Lynn Mathieson portray an immigrant Scot and an Algonquin medicine woman couple during the fur trade era at the Jonathan Trumbull Jr. House, 780 Trumbull Highway (Route 87), Lebanon, from noon to 4 p.m. American Indian clothing and regalia, authentically reproduced by the Mathiesons, will be on display. They will also sell their handmade Indian crafts, including drums and jewelry. Free admission. Info: (860) 642- 7987.
‘ FREEDOM’S JOURNEY’ POETRY READING
The Prudence Crandall Museum, Routes 14 and 169, Canterbury, will host a ” Freedom’s Journey” poetry reading at 1 p.m. Cost is $6 adults, $5 seniors and youth ages 5 and under free.
SCOTLAND RABIES CLINIC
Scotland Firehouse, 47 Brook Road, Scotland, will hold a rabies clinic from 2 to 4 p. m. Cost is $12 per pet, cash only. Mobile grooming also on site for nail trimming and ear cleaning from 1 to 4 p. m. $ 7each or $ 10/both.
RHYTHMIC UNIVERSE – WILLIMANTIC
Windham Textile & History Museum, 411 Main St., Willimantic, from 3 to 5 p.m. Workshop by author of “River of Life: How to Live in the Flow” and other books, Spiritualist teacher, lecturer, medium, spiritual adviser, the Rev. Marilyn Awtry. Cost is $30/person, $20 for CT State Spiritualist Association/CSSA members at the door.
ROAST PORK DINNER
The First Congregational Church of Coventry will host a roast pork dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, 1171 Main St., Coventry. Cost is $8 adults, $7 seniors, $4 children ages 6-12 and children under six free.
HAM AND BEAN SUPPER
Echo Grange No. 180 will hold a ham and bean supper at the Grange Hall, 483 Storrs Road (Route 195) in Mansfield Center from 5 to 7 p.m. Proceeds from the supper will be used to further community service projects. Tickets will be sold at the door. Cost is adults $8, seniors $7, children aged 4-12 $5 and children under 4 are free. Takeouts are available.
BENEFIT FUNDRAISER – E. O. SMITH FOUNDATION
E. O. Smith High School Foundation is hosting a benefit fundraiser at The Sports Bar, 157 Boston Post Road, North Windham at 6 p.m. Live entertainment with live and silent auctions. Admission includes full dinner from the grill and late night pizza. Tickets are $25. Info: Call Matt Raynor at (860) 428- 5444.
‘ DINNER, MAGIC & BEYOND’
Church of the Holy Family, 185 Church St., Hebron will host a “Dinner, Magic & Beyond” show featuring illusionist David Garrity. Dinner 6:30 p.m. and show at 7:30 p. m. Tickets $ 25/person. Info: (860) 228-0096 or www.holyfamilyhebron.com.
ONE SIGHT FUNDRAISER LATIN SOCIAL DANCE PARTY
Grasshopper Arts Dance Studio, 25 Meadow St., Willimantic will hold a fundraiser Latin social dance party from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission $15.
SUMMER HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS
The University of Connecticut, Storrs, is offering summer horseback riding lessons. Open to children age 11 or older and adults. Three-week sessions available. Cost is $210 to $315 per session. Visit www.animalscience.uconn.edu for details.
Sunday, May 15
SUNDAY E.O. SMITH SAFE GRAD BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER
A fundraiser breakfast for a substance-free graduation party for E.O. Smith graduates this year is slated at the Willington Pizza House, Route. 32, Willington from 8 to 10 a.m. Cost is $7/person.
SPRING BOOK SALE
The Friends of the Saxton B. Little Free Library will hold a used book sale to raise funds for the library from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is open and free to all. The book sale will be held at the Chapel on the Green, Route 87, Columbia (right next to the library). Info: (860) 228-0350.
SECOND ANNUAL CAR CRUISE
The Ashford Senior Center, 25 Tremko Lane, Ashford, will host its annual car cruise from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain date May 22.
NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACTS EXHIBIT
The Jonathan Trumbull Jr. House opens for the season with an exhibit of Native American artifacts. Items on display include groupings of beaded bags and fancy baskets made by Penobscot, Passamaquoddy and Iroquois people, primarily made for the Victorian tourist trade. The artifacts are from the collection of Charles and Barbara Adams, antiques dealers from South Yarmouth, Mass. The museum, owned by the Town of Lebanon, is located at 780 Trumbull Highway (Route 87), Lebanon. Hours are Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Info: (860) 642-7987.
TREES THAT INSPIRED FAMOUS WRITERS
Richard Horan will discuss natural history, an homage to trees, literary gossip, adventure and a dose of travel writing in his new book “Seeds: One Man’s Serendipitous Journey to Find the Trees That Inspired Famous American Writers from Faulkner to Kerouac, Welty to Wharton.” UConn Co-op, Storrs Campus at 1 p.m. Free but call to ensure a seat at (860) 486-5027.
AMELIA EARHART, ONE WOMAN SHOW
Actress Karen Tracy will portray Amelia Earhart in this one-woman from 2 to 4 p.m., in the hangar at Windham Airport, 39 Airport Road, North Windham. Admission: $10/person, $25/family of four. Fundraiser to benefit Victorian Days in Willimantic. Call (860) 456-1666 for reservations.
POETRY READING AND ART EXHIBIT
The Town of Chaplin will sponsor a poetry reading and art exhibit at the Chaplin Public Library, located on Chaplin Street, from 4 to 6 p.m. To read or to exhibit, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (860) 455-9787.
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