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WASHINGTON — The Steep Rock Association and the Roxbury Land Trust will offer a four-mile, inter-town hike along Tunnel Road from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 1. Rory Larson, SRA conservation science manager, and Jamie Curren, RLT land and property manager, will lead the walk. This partially closed town road connecting protected lands owned by the two organizations offers unparallelled views of the Shepaug River as it follows the waterway’s course into expansive core forests. It lies adjacent to the old Shepaug Valley Railroad bed, rich in history for discussion along the way. Read more

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The Washington Art Association and Gallery will hold its third annual Art in the Open exhibition from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 24, at the gallery, 4 Bryan Memorial Plaza, Washington. The day-long celebration of affordable art benefits the Washington Art Association and Gallery. …

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WOODBURY — The Woman’s Club of Woodbury will meet at 11 a.m. Monday, October 3, at the Emergency Services Building, 25 Quassuk Rd.

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NEWTOWN — The Newtown Lions Club will be participating in the 27th annual Newtown Health Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, September 24 at the Newtown Community Center on at 8 Simpson St.

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SOUTHBURY — Justice Southbury, a social justice advocacy group, has planned the sixth session of its Speaker Series, interactive dialogue on the topics of diversity, equity and inclusion.

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NEWTOWN — State Rep. Jillian Gilchrest, D-18, will discuss the history and repercussions of the Supreme Court’s recent decisions, specifically the impact of one of those decisions, Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 22, in the meeting room at C.H. Booth L…

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OXFORD — A bereavement support group called, New Day Program, will offer 10, two-hour weekly meetings at the St. Thomas the Apostle Church Parish Center, 733 Oxford Rd

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Once Upon a Stardom, an evening with Susan Kapilow, will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 29, at Studio Hill Gallery, 507 Main St. South, Woodbury. Ms. Kapilow will discuss her work, including “Frontman,” on display in the gallery through Sunday, October 9. She will discuss the inspi…

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A new art exhibit is on display through Saturday, November 12, at the Burnham Library, 62 Main St. South, Bridgewater. “Paint Outside the Lines,” art by New Milford resident Kathy Flynn is a show of mixed mediums with emphasis on oils and oil pastels. Those seeking additional information may…

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LITCHFIELD — The White Memorial Conservation Center will host Museum Children Free Week from Wednesday, September 28 through Tuesday, October 4.

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Public Library Youth Services Department offers a craft session with Miss Katie to make an autumn scene at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 29, in the Storytime Room at the library, 100 Poverty Rd.

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KENT — The Connecticut Antique Machinery Association will present its annual Fall Festival, a celebration of the machinery that made America great from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25 at the museum grounds, 31 Kent-Cornwall Rd., next to the Eric Sloane Mus…

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SOUTHBURY — The United Church of Christ will host their annual Fall Rummage Sale from Thursday, September 29 to Saturday, October 1, in the church’s Social Hall at 283 Main St.t North.

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NEWTOWN — In support of Hunger Action Month, Newtown Savings Bank will run a community-wide food drive across its 11 branch towns through Saturday, October 1. At the beginning of October, the items collected will be delivered to local food pantries including, the Department of Social Service…

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LITCHFIELD — The White Memorial Conservation Center will host a free reading and book signing for “Wren the Weeping Willow Fairy” by Kate Kyres at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 1 at 80 Whitehall Rd.,

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OXFORD — Immanuel Lutheran Church will partner with American Red Cross to host a community blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, September 23 at the church at 25 Great Hill Rd.

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LITCHFIELD — The White Memorial Conservation Center will host a Sunday Guided Museum Tour with Tom Saunders at 2 p.m. or by appointment Sunday, October 2, at 80 Whitehall Rd.

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NEWTOWN — The Newtown Senior Center features the Crafting Crew, a women’s discussion group, men’s breakfast club, ping pong players’ group, art classes, technology assistance, poker group, Spanish lessons, knitting and crocheting group and a garden club.

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WOODBURY — The Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition is seeking volunteers to participate in collecting samples of macroinvertebrates, or ‘river bugs,’ from their local waterways on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2 to assess stream health.

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Public Library Youth Services Department will welcome back the registered dietitians from Food Explorers for in-person cooking programs for the fall.

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NEWTOWN — The Garden Club of Newtown will present “How to Get Great Shots of Gardens and Nature With Your Cellphone” by Steve Silk at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 27, in the lower meeting room at the C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main St.

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WATERBURY — The owner of Viron Rondo Osteria restaurant, Fascia’s Chocolates, and local rehabilitation clinic Peak Physical Therapy, will be honored during the 2022 Harold Webster Smith Awards breakfast in October.

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury Scholarship Fund Dollars for Scholars annual Go the Distance event will take place Saturday, September 24, at Nonnewaug High School, 5 Minortown Rd. The event will feature a 5K run and 5K walk and 25, 50 and 11 mile bike courses. An onsite course has been configured f…

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WOODBURY — Woodbury artist Peter Seltzer will be awarded the Pastel Society of America’s highest honor, the 2022 Hall Fame Honoree during the ceremonies on Saturday, September 17. To celebrate the Hall of Fame Honoree award, Mr. Seltzer will share his paintings with his neighbors by having a…

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NEWTOWN — St. Rose Bingo Night with bingo, cash and raffle prizes, and concessions, is on Friday, September 16.

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LITCHFIELD — The White Memorial Conservation Center will host Museum Children Free Week from Wednesday, September 28 through Tuesday,  October 4 at 80 Whitehall Rd.

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WASHINGTON — Poet Sydney Eddison will reads excerpts from her latest collection, “The Sacred Ground of Home: Poems From a Country Life,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 25, at the Hickory Stick Bookshop, 2 Green Hill Rd.

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NEWTOWN — The Connecticut Choral Society will unite singers, renowned soloists, and instrumentalists in a Vigil for Peace, a benefit concert to support Ukrainian relief efforts.