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BETHLEHEM — Christ Episcopal Church of Bethlehem will host an old-fashioned chicken barbecue from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, August 25, in Memorial Hall on Main Street. The meal will include half a barbecued chicken, baked potato, corn on the cob, coleslaw, a roll and watermelon.

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BROOKFIELD — The Brookfield Library will host the 17th annual Jazz Party from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Sunday, August 25 on the north lawn, at 182 Whisconier Rd. The concert will feature Randy Reinhart, trumpet; John Allred, trombone; Larry Ham, keyboard; David Finck, bass, and Tom Melito, drums. Ther…

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ROXBURY — The Roxbury Congregational Church will host its old-fashioned beef barbecue from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, August 24, on the church grounds located at 24 Church St. The menu will include barbecued roast beef, carefully prepared and cooked to perfection, along with a baked potato, local…

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WATERBURY — The Friends of St. Anne Restoration Fund will host Franco-American chanteuse Josee Vachon for a performance in French, Spanish and English at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 8 at the Shrine of St. Anne Hall, 515 South Main St.

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MIDDLEBURY — The Parks and Recreation Department is seeking vendors for Celebrate Middlebury, set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 21, at Shepardson Center.

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NEWTOWN — Newtown Volunteer Ambulance is offering a Basic Emergency Medical Technician class from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 10 through December 9, with one Saturday per month, at 6 Washington Sq.

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SOUTHBURY — Members and villagers are invited to the annual Computer Club picnic from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, September 7, at the patio and lower level cafe at the Lodge in the village.

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SEYMOUR — Great Hill United Methodist Church will host a Lobster Take-Out Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, August 31 at 225 Great Hill Rd.

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NEWTOWN — Congregation Adath Israel, 115 Huntingtown Rd., invites all to an open house from 10:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, August 25, at the synagogue.

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department will host the annual carnival Thursday through Sunday, August 29, to Saturday, August 31 at Hollow Park.

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WOODBURY — Changes in Social Security and Integrating Them in Retirement will be the topic of a program set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 5 at the Woodbury Public Library, 269 Main St. South.

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SEYMOUR — The Seymour Historical Society will host a program on the nation’s oldest ferry service at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 25, at the historical society, 59 West St.

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SOUTHBURY — The Conservation Commission will hold an Invasive Aquatic Plant Workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 27,at the Southbury Town Hall, Room 205.

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MIDDLEBURY — The Parks and Recreation Department will offer the Making Friends Program from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday, September 16 to Friday, November 8 at Shepardson Community Center, 1172 Whittemore Rd.

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OXFORD — The Parks and Recreation Department offers fall trips to New York, a Jack-o-Lantern tour and other holiday themed activities.

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OXFORD — The Oxford Historical Society will host its 13th annual Peach Festival from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, August 24, at the Great Hill United Methodist Church, 225 Great Hill Rd.

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SOUTHBURY — The Energy Fair and Green Expo, sponsored by the 5th District Chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby and Sustainable Southbury, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 21, at the Southbury Green, 775 Main St. South.

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NEWTOWN — Newtown Youth and Family Services will launch Sibshop in September to supplement its programing for youth with autism spectrum disorders.

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WASHINGTON — The Gunn Memorial Library will team up with Steep Rock Association’s Judea Garden for a presentation on how to save seeds at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 27, at the library, 5 Wykeham Rd. An experienced farmer will give the presentation. Participants will learn about the biology pe…

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ROXBURY — The Minor Memorial Library’s annual summer concert will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 25 at 23 South St. featuring local acoustic artists Mitch Katz and Doug Mahard.

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MIDDLEBURY — The fourth annual Celebrate Middlebury will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 21, at the Shepardson Community Center, 1172 Whittemore Rd. Admission is free. The town-wide social event will feature local businesses, restaurants, and non-profit organizations.

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WASHINGTON — The Steep Rock Association will host an open garden from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 24, at Judea Garden in Macricostas Preserve, 124 Christian St. Those attending will learn about seed saving and ways to enjoy produce from the garden’s summer interns, Willow Galusha and Elizab…

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Pomperaug Outdoor Painters will participate in the Southbury Community Trust Fund’s “Embrace Southbury” event, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 17, at Pine Meadow Gardens. (Rain date August 18.) Ellie Boyd, pictured painting on the terrace, will be joined by artists Katherine Adams, Chuck Fulker…

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The Connecticut Hurricanes Drum and Bugle Corps will present Thunder in the Valley at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, August 24, at Seymour High School, 2 Botsford Rd. The competition features the Hawthorne Caballeros, Long Island Sunrisers and exhibitions by the Caballeros Alumni, Magnificent Brass, Co…

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SOUTHBURY — The Winship Barn will host an open house for village residents from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, September 20.

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OXFORD — The Immanuel Lutheran Church will host Blessing of the Backpacks and school personnel at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, August 25, at the church, 25 Great Hill Rd.

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LITCHFIELD – St. Michael’s church will host Lemon-AID in support of migrant children being held in detention camps at the border from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, August 18 and Sunday, September 1 at 25 South St.

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MORRIS — The Fiction Book Club has planned a series of book meetings at the Morris Public Library, 4 North St.

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SHERMAN — The White Silo Farm and Winery will host the 10th annual Blackberry Festival from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18, at 32 Route 37 East.

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Public Library will host “Sailing Towards My Father: A Play About Herman Melville” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 20 in the Kingsley Room. 

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MIDDLEBURY — Boy Scouts of America Troop 5 will host a Redeemable Bottle and Can Drive Fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, September 7 at the Village Square Plaza, 530 Middlebury Rd.

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KENT — The Kent Memorial Library is offering computer classes for beginners at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 21 and Saturday, August 24 in the Reading Room at 32 North Main St.

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SOUTHBURY — Members of the Red Cross Club of Pomperaug High School will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, August 23, at Sacred Heart Church, 910 Main St. South.

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WASHINGTON — The Gunn Memorial Library will feature a screening of the documentary film “Griefwalker” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 22, at the library, 5 Wykeham Rd.

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KENT — The Kent Memorial Library will present the second annual Kent Carnival from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 31, at Golden Falcon Field, 20 North St.

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DERBY — The Evening Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, August 26, at the Derby Neck Library, 307 Hawthorne Ave.

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WASHINGTON — The final concert of the Washington Friends of Music Summer Festival with the New Baroque Soloists will occur at 5:30 p.m. Friday, August 16 at the Historic Meeting House on the Green. 

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BROOKFIELD — The Brookfield Museum will host a multimedia presentation and book signing by authors Vic Butsch and Tom Coletti for their book “In the Crossfire Between Heaven and Hell” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, August 19 at 165 Whisconier Rd.