Saturday, June 25
ANNUAL TAG SALE – ST. COLUMBA CHURCH
St. Columba Church, junction of routes 66 and 87, Columbia, will be holding its annual tag sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: (860) 228- 2050. Donations accepted.
THRIFT SHOP AND KID’S BOUTIQUE
The Thrift Shop and Kid’s Boutique is open Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon at the First Congregational Church on 199 Valley St., Willimantic. New items every week. Spring items have ar rived. The shops will be closed Saturday, July 2, for the holiday weekend. Info: ( 860) 423- 6827 or visit www.churchw.org.
ANNUAL SUMMER BOOK SALE
The Friends of the Mansfield Library will hold their summer book sale at the Mansfield Library located on Route 89 in Mansfield Center. The doors open at 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Mansfield Library. For the convenience of the public, a shuttle bus will operate from the Southeast Elementary School (Route 89) parking lot on Saturday, only. Anyone wishing to submit donations of books is encouraged to do so throughout the year. Books may be dropped off in the delivery service entrance at the front of the Mansfield Library, 54 Warrenville Road, Mansfield Center.
TAG SALE – ASHFORD
The Lake Chaffee Improvement Association will be holding a tag sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chaffee Hall, 15 Old Town Road, Ashford. Multiple families will be involved.
SCOTLAND SENIORS BAKE & TAG SALE
The Scotland Seniors will be conducting a bake and tag sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Scotland Green, Route 14, Scotland from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Space available and costs $10 each. Proceeds to benefit Scotland Community Hall. Rain date June 26. Info: Alice Bury (860) 546- 9572.
HARDY PLANT SOCIETY SUMMER PICNIC AND PROGRAM
The Hardy Plant Society will host a 1 p. m. picnic/program featuring Joann Vieira, curator, Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Program called “Wildflowers and Companions.” Lunch is noon. Rain date Sunday, June 26. All welcome. Bring a dish to share and a chair. Location: Quack in Grass Nursery, 16 Laurel Hill Road, Brooklyn, from 10 a. m. to 5 p. m.
Willimantic Camp Meeting Association, 1 mile south of Frog Bridge on Route 32, will host a Victorian bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food, crafts, plants, white elephant and more. Proceeds go to maintain historical buildings, Vacation Bible school, port-a-potties at playground/pond area. Info: (860) 942-8499.
DRAGONFLIES AT THE GOODWIN CENTER
The Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center and the Goodwin State Forest will host an exploration to learn more about the fascinating world of Dragonflies, from 10 a.m. to noon. The center is located off of Route 6 at 23 Potter Road, Hampton. Pre-registration is requested but not required. For more information or to register: (860) 455- 9534 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPRING CARNIVAL – COLUMBIA
Columbia Rec Park, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., moon bounce, kickball, Wiffle ball, volleyball and carnival games for all ages. Sponsored by Columbia Leo Club, proceeds to support Columbia charities.
Come join the fun at this year’s annual CoventryFest, held on Coventry Lake at Patriot’s Park. The rain date is Sunday, June 26. The family-oriented event begins at 3 p.m. with a f ireworks display over Coventry Lake after sundown. Free admission, however, donations are accepted to help defer the cost of the event and to help support future CoventryFest activities.
PUPPET SHOW – UCONN
Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, UConn’s Depot campus, will host a puppet show at 4 p.m. Event to feature Travis Lope and Leah Sylvain, The Enchanted Vanity Set. Show to feature an expertly crafted toy theater full of magical transformations. Show will also feature Travis Lope, Foolish Fortunes. A gypsy for tune-teller reveals the future to lucky members of the audience. Admission $3 for children, $5 for adults.
CELEBRATE AMERICA – HEBRON
The Hebron Lions Club will “Celebrate America” with fireworks at the Hebron Fair grounds. Gate opens at 5 p.m., $ 10 per car (rain date Sunday June 26). Fireworks, live band, food and games will be featured.
SHABOO BLUES FESTIVAL/ WINDHAM HOSPITAL BENEFIT
The Auxiliary to Windham Hospital presents ” The Shaboo Blues Festival” on Sat., June 25, 2011 at Jillson Square in Willimantic. Music 5 to 11 p.m. The concert is a benefit for a new out-patient and oncology suite at Windham Hospital. Sponsored in part by the Lester E. & Phyllis M. Foster Foundation, the event features Elvin Bishop, James Cotton, and the David Foster & the Shaboo All-Stars and celebrates the 40th anniversary of the opening of the legendary Shaboo Inn.
SUMMER DANCE – COLUMBIA
The Town of Columbia is hosting a summer dance at Columbia Town Hall, Route 87, Columbia, from 8 to 11 p.m. Featuring Columbia Five Star Band. Cost is $11/person. Benefits Columbia Recreation Department Info: www.columbiact.org or call (860) 228-8513.
Sunday, June 26
BUFFET BREAKFAST – WINDHAM
Knights of Columbus Council 14, 41 Club Road, Windham, is hosting a buffet breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Children under 5 free, 6-12, $5.50, seniors $6 and adults $6.50. Take-outs available.
SPORTING CLAYS FUN SHOOT
The Connecticut Waterfowlers Association will host a clay pigeon fun shoot at the Fin, Fur & Feather Club, Chaplin, rain or shine. Open to all. Event starts at 8:30 a.m. with registration, 9:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. Fees are $75 adults/$45 ages 17 and younger. Info: John Pawelec at (860) 429-7033 or www.ctwaterfowlers.org.
ANNUAL SUMMER BOOK SALE
The Friends of the Mansfield Library will host its summer book sale at the Mansfield Library, located on Route 89 in Mansfield Center. The doors open at 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Mansfield Library. Anyone wishing to submit donations of books are encouraged to do so throughout the year. Books may be dropped off in the delivery service entrance at the front of the Mansfield Library, 54 Warrenville Road, Mansfield Center.
CHURCH OF THE HOLY FAMILY MOTORCYCLE POKER RUN
The Church of the Holy Family in Hebron will sponsor its 11th annual Padre’s Run to benefit The Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that provides programs and services to severely injured service members during the time between active duty and transition to civilian life. Registration: 9 to 11 a.m. in the church hall. There will be a memorial mass at 9:30 a.m., followed by a motorcycle poker run with three different stops across the state. For those choosing not to ride, they may attend the dinner for $10 per adult, $5 per child and children under age of 3 are free. Info: (860) 228-0096 or online www.holyfamilyhebron.org.
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.
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.
OPEN HOUSE – SOUTH WINDHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT
South Windham Fire Department, 41 Machine Shop Hill Road, South Windham will be hosting an open house to celebrate 100 years of service to the community from 1 to 4 p.m. featuring fire prevention, blood pressure screening, apparatus review and history displays.
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