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WATERTOWN — All four polling locations in Watertown and Oakville will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 11, for registered Democrats and Republicans to cast their ballots for the Presidential Preference Primary in person. Polling locations are at Watertown High School, 324 French…

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WATERBURY — Due to current circumstances surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, the Waterbury ARC annual Wine and Beer-Tasting Fundraiser and Auction, originally scheduled for June 3 and then postponed to September 9, has been canceled entirely for this year.

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WOODBURY — The Glebe House Museum will reopen for reserved guided tours beginning Friday, August 7, following all current state and CDC guidelines for the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and staff.

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LITCHFIELD — White Memorial Conservation Center will present The Navel of the World: An Exploration of Easter Island at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 8.

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WATERBURY — The Bunker Hill Neighborhood Association will host the second concert of their 2020 Free Summer Concert Series featuring the Soul Funk Band from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 7, at Bunker Hill Park, 265 Bunker Hill Ave.

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WASHINGTON — Laurie Hubelbank, a retired elementary school teacher, will read Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 11, at the Gunn Children’s Library via Zoom.

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WOODBURY — The AAA Retire Program is offering a free live Zoom Workshop for those who are approaching or currently in retirement, an educational event on getting the most from Social Security Retirement benefits, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 19.

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WATERTOWN — There will be a Freedom Rally sponsored by United American Patriots from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 30 at the Watertown Green Gazebo at 1-15 Deforest St. A flier states “Please join us with your family and friends for a peaceful freedom rally in support of local police and the…

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LITCHFIELD — White Memorial Conservation Center will present Reptile Roll Call with Education Director Carrie Szwed, a virtual program at 4 p.m. Thursday, August 6.

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MIDDLEBURY — Craft vendors and local businesses can sign up now for the fifth annual Celebrate Middlebury town fair, set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 12, at Shepardson Community Center, 1172 Whittemore Rd.

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LITCHFIELD — White Memorial Conservation Center will present Animal Adaptations with Gerri Griswold, a virtual program set for 2 p.m. Saturday, August 1.

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MILFORD — The USCG Auxiliary Milford Flotilla is offering About Boating Safety, an online course in three sessions, meeting from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, August 12, and Friday, August 14, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, August 15. Instruction will cover the basic topics involved in safe recrea…

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LITCHFIELD — White Memorial Conservation Center will present Welcome to California – A Short Geological History, at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 25 via Zoom.

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LITCHFIELD — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center, 229 East Litchfield Rd., has released a schedule of day programs and retreats for August.

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LITCHFIELD — White Memorial Conservation Center will host Remembering Robyn and Ency, a Memorial Paddle on Bantam River, on Saturday morning, July 25. WMCC member, artist, photographer and wood carver Paul Edwards will lead participants down the Bantam River on a leisurely paddle to Bantam L…

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LITCHFIELD — The Litchfield Historical Society will host Bocce and Beer in the Tapping Reeve Meadow at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 14. Participants are invited to bring their favorite brew, bites and bocce balls and enjoy a fun, casual evening of bocce while maintaining a safe distance from friends. 

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WATERBURY — The Bunker Hill Neighborhood Association will host their 2020 Free Summer Concert Series sponsored by the Arts and Tourism Commission and the Bunker Hill Neighborhood Association. The concerts will be held at Bunker Hill (Schofield) Park. The first concert, set for 6 to 8 p.m. Fr…

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LITCHFIELD — White Memorial Conservation Center’s 10th annual Celebration for the Bats will be a virtual event this year, set for 7 p.m. Saturday, July 18, via Zoom.

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LITCHFIELD — The Litchfield Historical Society will present In the Garden with Olivia at 1 p.m. Friday, July 10, online on Facebook and YouTube.

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WATERBURY — The first-ever MATT by Night Virtual Escape Room will allow individuals and teams to crack the case and jump inside various paintings from the Mattatuck Museum’s collection before the 45-minute clock runs out.

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LITCHFIELD — Dr. Kirby Stafford will present a virtual program entitled Ticks: It’s More Than Just Lyme Disease at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, hosted by White Memorial Conservation Center.

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LITCHFIELD — White Memorial Conservation Center will present Radical Raptors, a virtual program at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 9, via Zoom. WMCC Education Director Carrie Szwed will discuss the big, beautiful birds of prey seen perched atop fenceposts by day or heard calling outside a window by ni…

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LITCHFIELD — The Blue Yodels will present a virtual one-hour concert, live from the Activity Shed at White Memorial Conservation Center, at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 11, via Zoom. The Blue Yodels are a little torch and a little twang, a little country and a little rock. This free virtual program…

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LITCHFIELD — White Memorial Conservation Center will present The Pandemic Pantry, a cooking show focusing on healthful eating, at noon Saturday, July 11, via Zoom.

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WATERTOWN — Watertown Stands, a socially distanced LGBTQ+ for Black Lives Matter event, is scheduled for noon Saturday, June 27, on the Watertown Green, 15 Deforest St. The event will include speeches, a raffle and silent auction starting at 2 p.m. and a march on the sidewalk in support and …

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BETHLEHEM — The Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden, 9 Main St. North, is due to welcome visitors from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 28, as part of Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day. Those attending may stroll through the formal parterre garden designed in 1915 by Eliza Mitchell Ferriday and lo…

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BRISTOL — The Bristol Exchange Club and the Mum Festival Committee have decided to postpone the traditional Mum Festival, originally scheduled for September 24 to 27, until September of next year.

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LITCHFIELD — The Blue Yodels will present a virtual one-hour concert, live from the Activity Shed at White Memorial Conservation Center, at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 11, via Zoom.

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WATERBURY — A Household Hazardous Waste and Paint Collection Day is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 18, for residents of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Derby, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Seymour, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott and Woodbury. 

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LITCHFIELD — White Memorial Conservation Center will present Wild Edible Plants with Andy Dobos at noon Saturday, June 27, via Facebook Live.

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WATERTOWN — Sun, Moon & Stars, Inc., has announced the July 1 unveiling of Project Puzzle Piece, a collaboration with Watertown Public Schools and a fundraiser for Watertown Unified Sports. Wooden puzzle piece signs were custom-designed and painted for Watertown-Oakville businesses and s…

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LITCHFIELD — Barbara Putnam will present Yoga for Gardeners from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 27, at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center.

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HARTFORD — Residents can explore the fascinating world of history, art, culture, nature and adventure on Virtual Connecticut Open House Day, Saturday, June 13. Hosted by the state Office of Tourism, this popular event has been reimagined in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting res…

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WATERTOWN — To welcome the summer solstice, the Watertown Land Trust will lead a moderately difficult three-mile hike on Branch Brook Trail and on to Leatherman’s Cave at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 20. Hikers will meet at Black Rock Park in the lot just past the main entrance and are reminded to …

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WOODBURY — Vincent P. de Luise, M.D. , will present a Zoom lecture on Beethoven’s Life and Music at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, at the Woodbury Library.  Ludwig van Beethoven is considered by many to be the most important composer in western civilization. A genius of indefatigable strength, cour…

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LITCHFIELD — White Memorial Conservation Center will host Deep Dive into Nature, a Weekly Meditation with Marlow Shami at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 6, 13 and 27 on Facebook live.

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LITCHFIELD — The popular cooking series From Wisdom’s Table will begin again from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at Wisdom House, 229 East Litchfield Rd.

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OAKVILLE — St. Mary Magdalen Parish will celebrate the birth of its spiritually adopted babies with a Drive-By Baby Shower to benefit babies in need. All donated items will benefit Carolyn’s Place of Waterbury, a pregnancy care center. Items needed include baby wash/shampoo, diaper ointment …

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LITCHFIELD — White Memorial Conservation Center will host a virtual program on Animal Architects with Gerri Griswold at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 6, via Zoom. From Thomas Jefferson to I.M. Pei, history has been full of extraordinary architects and architecture. But while humans had yet to emerge…

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WASHINGTON — New York Times best-selling author Ann Patchett’s latest publication, “The Dutch House,” will be the topic of a book discussion organized by the Gunn Memorial Library. Facilitated by Washington author and literary enthusiast Ann Hodgman, the program will take place via Zoom Vide…

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WATERBURY — Community Cookbook Club: Digital Dining will be the focus of a virtual program from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28. The Mattatuck Museum is organizing a virtual gathering of its Community Cookbook Club with a focus on what people are cooking during these challenging times. Those…

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WATERBURY — Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury has postponed its Out of the Shadows fundraiser until the spring of next year.

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WOODBURY — The Better Days Rescue Fund is seeking help for Helen, a very tiny senior lady with a strong will to survive. Helen came to Better Days Rescue with eye infections so severe that they left her mostly blind. Part of her tail was missing and the remaining tail had been broken in two …

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DANBURY — Thirty-five Western Connecticut State University undergraduate art majors who are candidates for the bachelor of arts degree in 2020 are presenting their works in the Senior Portfolio Virtual Exhibition featured on the web page of the Gallery at the Visual and Performing Arts Cente…

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WATERBURY — Waterbury ARC has postponed a fundraiser that was originally scheduled to take place on June 3.