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MIDDLEBURY-SOUTHBURY-WOODBURY — The Tribury Rotary Club has planned a socially distanced chili cook off. The Tribury Rotary Club has partnered with Leo’s, Mercato and Nardelli’s, all in Southbury, along with the 1754 House and New Morning Market in Woodbury to offer each venue’s signature chili. Each venue’s chili will be given a “chili name.” Patrons can taste test Loving Spoonful, Fiery Passion, Chili Chili Bang Bang, Back Draft and Musical Fruit. Read more

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury Public Library will host a virtual event called Artists’ Gardens in New England at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, presented by Jana Milbocker of Enchanted Gardens. Some of the most beloved painters, sculptors and authors were inspired by the gardens they created and participa…

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SHELTON — The Plumb Memorial Library, 65 Wooster St., plans a bingo event.

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LITCHFIELD — The League of Women Voters of Litchfield County and the Litchfield Historical Society will offer a talk, “Human Trafficking: A Victim Service Provider Perspective,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 18, via Zoom.

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LITCHFIELD — The program, Modern Victory Garden, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center, 229 East Litchfield Rd.

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ANSONIA — The Sixth Connecticut Regiment, a Revolutionary War reenactment group, will host a day of camp crafts, history, drilling and recruitment from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the David Humphrey House, 37 Elm St.

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The paintings of Sue Healy and Jim Laurino will be on display at the Art Gallery at Shutter Speed Photo at 564 Middlebury Rd. through May 3. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and by appointment. Ms. Healy paints scenes from Middlebury, Woodb…

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Public Library Youth Services Department will offer a craft program at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 29, on Zoom.

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WASHINGTON — The Gunn Memorial Library will host Connecticut State Poet Laureate Margaret Gibson and local Poet Laureate Emerita Davyne Verstandig at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, via Zoom in celebration of Poetry Month.

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BRIDGEWATER — St. Mark’s Church has issued a date change for a giant, open air Tag Sale to Saturday, April 24. The sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the church lawn.

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NEW LONDON — The United States Coast Guard Band Jazz Nonet will present “Birth of the Cool” at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 25, simulcast on the band’s Youtube channel at https://livestream.com/CGA/APR-25-2021.

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WOODBURY — The Glebe House Museum and Gertrude Jekyll Garden, 49 Hollow Rd., plans a Spring Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 24.

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The Burnham Library, 62 Main St. South, is hosting “Where They Meet,” a show of oil paintings by Thomas Rodda. The show may be seen during library hours until Friday, May 28. Thomas Rodda, who grew up in Connecticut, currently resides and works in Portland, Maine. His paintings are primarily…

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NEWTOWN — The Newtown Senior Center will offer exercise classes through Zoom, including chair Pilates, floor yoga, chair toga, tai chi, morning meditation, Zumba and Broadway Burn.

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Public Library will mark the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment with a program from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, on Zoom.

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Resident Trooper’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by disposing of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24 at t…

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BETHLEHEM — The Bethlehem Land Trust will open its 2021 season of events on Sunday, April 11, with a guided walk through the Bellamy-Ferriday Preserve in the center of town to a vernal pool to observe and learn about egg masses deposited by wood frogs and spotted salamanders. The two-hour pr…

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WASHINGTON — The work of local photographer Janet Hill will be on display from Saturday, April 17, through Saturday, May 29, in the Stairwell Gallery at the Gunn Memorial Library, 5 Wykeham Rd. A socially distanced Meet the Artist reception is planned for 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1…

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LITCHFIELD — The White Memorial Conservation Center will offer Contemplative Yoga, a gentle all-level yoga class provided online through Zoom. The class meets from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.

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MORRIS — The Morris Public Library offers a live stream children’s book reading event at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, on the library’s Facebook page.

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SEYMOUR — The Seymour Historical Society is launching its 2021 season with a streaming program detailing the fascinating life of Clara Barton, who was known as the “Angel of the Battlefield” for her heroic efforts during the Civil War.

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ANSONIA — Christ Episcopal Church, 56 South Cliff St., plans a Basket Bingo Bash at 6 p.m. Friday, April 9, and Friday, April 23. 

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OXFORD — The Oxford High School Class of 2021 parents group is hosting a virtual 21K walk, run or hike to be completed by Wednesday, April 21.

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WASHINGTON — The Gunn Historical Museum offers an illustrated presentation, “How Baseball Happened: Outrageous Lies Exposed! The True Story Revealed,” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 19, via Zoom.

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BRIDGEWATER — St. Mark’s Church on the green, 5 Main St. South, will hold a giant, open air tag sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 17.

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NAUGATUCK — A Household Hazardous Waste and Paint Collection Day is scheduled for the towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Derby, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Seymour, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott and Woodbury from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 17,…

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Mark Dandeneau, a Naugatuck resident and steward at the Gunntown Passive Park and Nature Preserve in Naugatuck, has set up three new wooden bluebird houses at the park on Gunntown Road. Coordinating with the Naugatuck Conservation Commission, the Naugatuck Environmental Group and the Cornell…

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MIDDLEBURY — Boy Scout Troops 5 and 6 plan a Spring Bottle and Drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Village Square Plaza, 530 Middlebury Rd.

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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Senior Center is located at 1172 Whittemore Rd. The phone number is 203-577-4166, or online at https://www.middlebury-ct.org/newpage.

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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Public Library invites readers to wander along the beautiful grounds of the library and stop to read a page from a beloved children’s book between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, weather permitting.

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SEYMOUR — The Seymour Public Library will host Jason Scappaticci’s Zoom lecture, The Sinking of the Titanic, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14 on the evening of 109th anniversary of the tragic event..

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SEYMOUR — The Seymour Public Library will host author Jeff Belanger, adventurer, journalist, and explorer of the unexplained in a free Zoom event, The Call of Kilimanjaro, the Climb at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 13. Registration is not necessary.

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NEW FAIRFIELD — The New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare Society plans its annual Shred-It fundraiser from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 10, in the parking lot of St. Edward the Confessor Church, 21 Brush Hill Rd., New Fairfield.

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The Woodbury Public Library will host the first of a series bibliocrafts crafting time for adults, Tiny Accordion Books, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 13 via Zoom. In the first virtual class, learn how to make tiny accordion books. Those interested must register for a tiny book-making kit; all ma…