Saturday, Sept. 17
TAG SALE — WILLIMANTIC
Community Companion and Homemaking Services, 90 S. Park St., Willimantic, will sponsor a tag sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Many donated items. All funds support in-home services for elderly and disabled. Info: (860) 456-3626.
PAPER SHRED-A-THON FUNDRAISER
Columbia Congregational Church will conduct a paper shread-a-thon in the Old Fire Station parking lot on Rte. 66 in Columbia from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Clear out old papers and financial records. Paper clips and staples do not need to be removed.
HEBRON FARMERS MARKET
The Hebron Farmers Market, located on the grounds of Church of Hope streets and the Red Barn at the intersection of Routes 66 and 85 in Hebron, is held every Saturday through Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
LEBANON FARMERS’ MARKET
The Lebanon Farmers Market located on the town green, 579 Exeter Road, Lebanon, is held every Saturday through Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon.
DAR TAG SALE
The ninth annual Daughters of the American Revolution tag sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Route 14 near Douglas Manor in Windham. Rain date is Sept. 18.
ANNUAL TAG, BAKE AND BOOK SALE
Jensen’s Rolling Hills Retirement Community, Route 44 (1/4 mile west of Route 195) in Storrs will host its annual tag, bake and book sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain or shine. Info: Irene at (860) 487-9408.
CREATIVE MEMORIES WITH LORRAINE
Janet Carlson Calvert Library, 5A Tyler Drive, Franklin will host Creative Memories with Lorraine from 10 a.m. to noon. Info: (860) 642-6207.
FALL FESTIVAL — ST. JOSEPH LIVING CENTER
St. Joseph Living Center, 14 Club Road, Windham will hold its Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain or shine. Info. (860) 456-1107.
PUPPET BUILDING WORKSHOP
Visitors can join the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry and the Mansfield Downtown Partnership in building a piece of Mansfield’s history. Dr. John Bell of the Ballard Institute and Sara Peattie, director of Boston’s famed Puppeteers Cooperative, will lead a community puppetbuilding workshop at the Mansfield Community Center from 10 a. m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. in the arts and crafts room. Information/registration, call (860) 429-2740 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL — COVENTRY
The Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 10 North River Road, Coventry, will host the third annual Family Fun Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: (860) 742-7548.
SCOTLAND HUNTINGTON HOMESTEAD OPEN HOUSE
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., tour guides will lead visitors through the birthplace of Samuel Huntington, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The Gov. Samuel Huntington Trust opens the Homestead on the first and third Saturdays of each month through October and is located on Route 14 just west of the Scotland town center. Free admission, donations welcome. Info: (860) 423-1547.
SATURDAY BEREAVEMENT GROUP
Hospice of Eastern Connecticut will hold their Saturday Bereavement Group. The group is held from 11 a.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.
ART GALLERY OPEN HOURS
ArtSpace Gallery Windham, 480 Main St., Willimantic, will hold open hours from 1 to 4 p.m.
TEA AND SCONES AT THE MUSEUM
The Windham Textile & History Museum, 411 Main St., Willimantic, presents its monthly Tea and Scones program at 3 p.m. The program will be an interactive talk about early Connecticut schoolhouses and famous local teachers such as Nathan Hale, Eleazer Wheelock and Prudence Crandall. The event includes tea, scones, cookies and chocolates. $15 for adults and $10 for members and children. The event is by reservation only. Call (860) 456-2178.
BENEFIT SPAGHETTI DINNER — LEBANON
The Redeemer Lutheran Church, Village Hill Road, Lebanon, will host a benefit spaghetti dinner from 4 to 8 p.m.
ROAST PORK DINNER
Second Congregational Church in Coventry is hosting a roast pork dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the community house. Adults $10; seniors $9; children between 6 and 8, $5 and under 6 free. Takeouts are available. Reservations can be made by calling (860) 742-1616.
HAM AND BEAN SUPPER
Echo Grange No. 180 will host 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: Adults, $8, seniors, $7, children 4-12, $5 and children under 4 are free. Take-outs are available.
Sunday, September 18
ASHFORD FARMERS MARKET
The Ashford Farmers Market is held at Pompey Hollow Park, off Route 44 across from Ashford Town Hall. The market will run every Sunday from 10 a. m. to 1 p. m. through October. Info: Loretta at email@example.com.
PUPPET BUILDING WORKSHOP
Visitors can join the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry and the Mansfield Downtown Partnership in building a piece of Mansfield’s history. Dr. John Bell of the Ballard Institute and Sara Peattie, director of Boston’s famed Puppeteers Cooperative, will lead a community puppet-building workshop at the Mansfield Community Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. in the arts and crafts room. Information/registration, call (860) 429-2740 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVENTRY FARMERS MARKET
The Coventry Farmers Market is held at the Nathan Hale Homestead at 2299 South St. The market will run every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. through October. Info: www.coventryfarmersmarket.com.
DOG WASH — UCONN
The University of Connecticut’s PreVet Club will host a dog wash from noon to 4 p.m. at the UConn Kellog Dairy Center, Horsebarn Hill Road, off Route 195, Storrs. Large dogs, $12, medium $10, small $8 and nails trimmed $5.
A beginner’s workshop in genealogy will be presented by Mary F. Brown at the Jonathan Trumbull Jr. House at 1 p.m. She will provide guidance to reliable search engines and other resources for beginning researchers in family history. Suitable for teenagers as well as adults. There is no charge. However, seating is limited so call Alicia Wayland (860) 642-7987 to reserve a seat. The house, owned by the town of Lebanon, is located at 780 Trumbull Highway (Route 87).
RECEPTION, READING AND SIGNING OF ‘SINGING HER ALIVE’
The Windham Textile & History Museum, 411 Main St., Willimantic, will host a reception, reading and signing of ‘Singing Her Alive’ from 2 to 4 p.m. Local author, Diana K. Perkins writes a compelling story about taboo love in an historical Willimantic mill setting. Info: (860) 456-2178.
CIVIL WAR MUSIC PROGRAM
Windham Textile & History Museum, 411 Main St., Willimantic, will host a Civil War program at 4 p.m. Free program is called “Greatest Hits of the Civil War” by Rick Spencer, donations welcome, CDs available in conjunction with the exhibition “The Civil War: Connecticut’s Cotton Connection.” Info: (860) 456-2178.
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