Heritage Village will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of its new pickeball courts at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 28 by the new courts. The ceremony will include pickleball demonstrations by the Village’s finest players along with beginner lessons for those who would like to enjoy the fastest-growing sport in the country.

WATERBURY — Natan Bauman, Ed.D., M.S., Eng., FAAA, an audiologist, inventor, and founder of Hearing, Balance and Speech Center, 171 Grandview Ave., was inspired by the words of Helen Keller, who once said she would choose to have her hearing if she could regain one of the two senses she was denied in life. He told Voices, “I was surprised to read that because I think we intuitively value vision as our most important sense. She clarified that not being able to see deprived her of a relationship with objects but not being able to hear deprived her of relationships with people.”

SOUTHBURY — Doris E. Lewis, 90, a lifelong resident of Southbu…

WOODBURY — New Morning Songwriter’s Series will return at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 28, with an evening of the region’s finest songwriters featuring Anne Marie Menta, Richard Neal, Susan Kane and Kyle Hancharick. The series focuses on singer-songwriters and includes both local and touring acts in an “in the round” format where the artists take turns performing their songs.

MIDDLEBURY — The U.S. Open has come and gone but area tennis fans can still get their fix at Tennis Bash, set for 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, September 21, at the Middlebury Racquet Club, 950 Southford Rd. The event is a benefit for Are You Dense, the Woodbury-based nonprofit founded by the late Nancy Cappello with a mission to prevent advanced stage breast cancer and reduce mortality by giving all women access to an early diagnosis.