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Grooved Pavement, an acoustic quartet paying homage to the work of Jerry Garcia, will appear at a coffeehouse Saturday evening, January 25, at A Common Ground community arts space, 33 Crosby St., Danbury. The evening will start with a 7:30 p.m. sign-up for an all-ages open mic, with Grooved …

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OXFORD — Christ Church Quaker Farms will host “Wing-Nite” from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, January 25. The all-you-can-eat event featuring live music by Lost Rebel will take place at the church, located on Route 188, 470 Quaker Farms Rd.

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WOODBURY — The New Morning Songwriters Series will continue from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, January 25, featuring Bob Stanhope, Kala Farnham, Brian Theoret and Michael T. Lewis in the store’s upstairs Community Room, 129 Main St. North. The series focuses on singer-songwriters and includes bo…

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Members of the 11th annual Mini Golf Open planning team are gearing up for a bigger and better event to be held Presidents Weekend, February 14 through February 17 in the Woodbury Senior Community Center, 65 Main St. South, Woodbury. Posters will be distributed to various area schools and bu…

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A Victorian Valentine Workshop is planned for 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, February 6, at the Litchfield Historical Society, 7 South St., Litchfield. Drawing inspiration from the museum’s collection of Victorian and early 20th century valentines, adults and children may practice traditional paper c…

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Public Library’s monthly Coloring Program for Adults session will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, January 27, in the Kingsley Room, 100 Poverty Rd.

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WATERBURY — The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Connecticut Waterbury will host its spring session from Friday, February 21, through Monday, May 4, offering a diverse range of courses such as art, history, social science and exercise.

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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Senior Center will host a trip to the 39th annual Connecticut Flower and Garden Show, leaving at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, February 20, to travel to the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.

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ANSONIA — The Derby Historical Society will host Beginner’s Spinning, the second workshop in the Colonial Skills Series, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the David Humphreys House, 37 Elm St.

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LITCHFIELD — Brother Mark Gregory D’Alessio will present a program entitled St. Clare’s Franciscan Contributions as the focus of a retreat planned for Friday, February 7 to Sunday, February 9 at Wisdom House, 299 East Litchfield Rd.

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ANSONIA — Christ Episcopal Church will host a ham dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, February 8, at the church, 56 South Cliff St.

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SEYMOUR — The Friends of the Seymour Public Library will host its monthly book sale from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, January 25, at the Seymour Public Library, 46 Church St.

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SEYMOUR — Great Hill United Methodist Church, 225 Great Hill Rd., will host an indoor flea market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, January 25, in the fellowship hall.

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BRIDGEPORT — The 50th year reunion for Central High School in Bridgeport has been set for Saturday, September 26 at the Stone Barn at Whitney Farms, 175 Shelton Rd., Monroe.

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SOUTHBURY — Stephen Spignesi will present a lecture on unusual-but-true facts about America’s presidents from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 1, in the Kingsley Room at the Southbury Public Library on Poverty Road.

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MONROE — The Emergency Medical Services Building Committee will hold a Special Meeting at 7 p.m. today, Wednesday, January 22, at the Jockey Hollow Fire/EMS Station, 54 Jockey Hollow Rd.

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department rescheduled its annual public Christmas tree bonfire for 6 p.m. Saturday January 25, at 25 Quassuk Rd.

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WOODBURY — David K. Leff will present a slide show and illustrated talk about the many aspects of maple sugaring at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 25, at Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust.

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MORRIS — The Morris Public Library, 4 North St., will celebrate National Take Your Child to the Library Day and host a presentation called Unplug! Turn Off Technology a Little Every Day at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 4.

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SOUTHBURY — Dr. Donald W. Rogers will compare 1920s Connecticut to the world of “Downton Abbey” in a lecture planned for 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, January 23, in the Kingsley Room of the Southbury Public Library on Poverty Road. This talk about Connecticut’s upper-class culture in the 1920s i…

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WATERBURY — U.S. Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) will host a Congressional Update and Q&A session at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, at the Newtown Community Center, 8 Simpson St. During the event, the Congresswoman will deliver remarks updating attendees on her work on their behalf in…

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SOUTHBURY — Blues Cafe will launch its sixth season in Southbury on Sunday afternoon, February 9, with an appearance by Boston-based singer-songwriter Greg Greenway at the George Newton VFW Hall, 150 Lee Farm Dr. Doors will open at 1 p.m. with a potluck. An open song circle will begin at 2:3…

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BETHLEHEM — State Rep. David T. Wilson, R-66, and state Sen. Eric Berthel, R-32, will host Pints and Politics from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, at The Painted Pony, 74 Main St. South. They will discuss issues and priorities for the upcoming 2020 legislative session. Constituents may atte…

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WOODBURY — Maple sugaring time, a New England tradition, will be starting soon at Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust. All those with an interest in helping Flanders tap and collect sap from trees at the nature center and around Woodbury are invited to attend a volunteer information meetin…

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Community Theatre at Woodbury’s production of Neil Simon’s “Rumors” continues this weekend with performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, January 17 and 18, and 2 p.m. Sunday, January 19, at Woodbury’s Historic Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd. At a large, tastefully appointed townhouse, the de…

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SEYMOUR — Seymour United Methodist Church, 90 Pearl St., will host its after-the-holidays soup and book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, January 18. Those attending may take a break from browsing through thousands of books to enjoy a variety of homemade soups, breads and desserts in the…

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LITCHFIELD – Chef Margaret Jacobs will present Chicken Dinners, a cooking demonstration, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, January 18, at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center, 229 East Litchfield Rd.

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NEW LONDON — The U.S. Coast Guard Band will present “A New Morning for the World,” a free performance highlighting the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, at the Leamy Concert Hall, 15 Mohegan Ave.

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SOUTHBURY — The Watermark at East Hill, a senior living retirement community located at 611 East Hill Rd., will host a discovery luncheon featuring an interactive panel of residents from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, January 23.

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SOUTHBURY — Author Marian Lanouette will speak about writing and the creative process from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, February 6, in the Kingsley Room of the Southbury Public Library on Poverty Road.

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WOODBURY — Reference and Technology Librarian Ron Fairchild will present an Introduction to the Google Suite at 7 p.m. Thursday, January 30 at the Woodbury Public Library, 269 Main St. South.

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NEW MILFORD — The POW/MIA Connecticut Forget-Me-Nots will host the 35th annual Bell Ringing Ceremony at Sunday, January 26, at St. Francis Xavier Parish Center, located at the top of the New Milford Green.

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LITCHFIELD — Mina Eisenbach, co-director of Chabad Lubavitch of Northwest Connecticut, will join more than 3,000 women leaders from all 50 states and 100 countries, from as far away as Laos and Angola, Ghana and Uzbekistan, at the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Women Emissaries…