Saturday, July 16
NRA BASIC PISTOL SAFETY CLASS
A one-day NRA pistol safety class will be held at the First Congregational Church of Coventry’s social hall, 1171 Main St., Coventry, at 8:30 a.m. $100 donation requested to help the church’s “Raise the Roof Campaign.” Info: David Cayer (860) 202-2821.
HEBRON FARMERS MARKET
The Hebron Farmers Market, located on the grounds of the Church of Hope and the Red Barn at the intersection of routes 66 and 85, 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.
JOSHUA METELL 3-ON-3 CLASSIC
The Joshua Metell 3-on-3 Classic will once again be held in Willimantic at Rec Park. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. and games start at 10:30 a.m. Team entry fee $15 and 3-on-3 players must be 14 years of age or older. Info: Peter at (860) 911-1961 or Matt and Ingrid Metell at (860) 423-8118 or e-mail email@example.com. Check out the 3-on-3 FaceBook page for updates. Rain date July 23.
PREPARED CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES
Windham Community Memorial Hospital offers an all-day “marathon” childbirth education class from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the hospital’s education center. Cost is $65 for families delivering their babies at WCMH and $75 for families delivering elsewhere. Participants can also register for a baby basics class (fee: $10 if combined with prepared childbirth class). Information/registration: (860) 456-6894.
SCOTLAND HUNTINGTON HOMESTEAD OPEN HOUSE
Tour guides lead visitors through the birthplace of Samuel Huntington, signer of the Declaration of Independence, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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.
KNITTING WORKSHOP AT LEBANON MUSEUM
Instructors from Country Yarns in Wallingford will teach three concurrent levels of knitting classes at a knitting workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Jonathan Trumbull Jr. House, 780 Trumbull Highway (Route 87), Lebanon. Ages 8 and up are welcome. Beginner level is $11 and includes supplies. Basic and intermediate levels will make different neck accents. Purchase yarns at the workshop but bring a variety of needles. Pre-registration required by Friday, July 15. Call Alicia Wayland, (860) 642-7987, for complete details and to register. Admission is free.
PUPPET SHOW – UCONN
Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, University of Connecticut Depot Campus, will host a puppet show at 3:30 p.m. Nicole Hartigan’s “God Paints a Saint” will be performed. This is a toy theater evocation of 16th-century Mexico, telling the history of the first appearance of the Virgin of Guadalupe – Mexico’s patron saint. Admission is $3 for children, $5 for adults.
SPAGHETTI DINNER AND RAFFLE
The Women’s Softball Association of Greater Willimantic will hold its annual spaghetti dinner and raffle at the VFW Hall, Main Street, Willimantic, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Adults are $6, seniors and children 5 and older are $5, children 4 and under free. Tickets available at the door.
VARIETY SHOW AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL
The First Baptist Church of Lebanon, 463 Exeter Road, Lebanon, invites residents to the annual variety show and ice cream social at 7 p.m. Visitors won’t want to miss the music, skits, jokes, stories and poetry as organizers take a variety show trip based on the theme a “Trip Around the USA.” It will feature songs from the 50 states.
Sunday, July 17
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
FLEA MARKET AND BAKE SALE
The Ashford Senior Center, Route 14, across from the town hall, will sponsor a flea market and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in conjunction with the Ashford Farmers Market. Tables available. Cost is $10. Info: call Judy at (860) 487-5122 or Pat at (860) 974-1147.
COVENTRY FARMERS MARKET
The Coventry Farmers Market is held at the Nathan Hale Homestead at 2299 South St. The market will run every Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. through October. Info: www.coventryfarmersmarket.com.
Moriah Lodge # 15, 220 Providence Rd., Brooklyn will host a Chicken BBQ from Noon to 2 p.m. Dine-in or take out.
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