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The Red Cross, in conjunction with the town of Watertown, held a blood drive on Wednesday, September 8, at the Town Council Chambers in Watertown. The blood drive was in honor of Louis Razza, a former Watertown detective and current Town Council member, who recently was diagnosed with leukem…

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WATERBURY — The Spirit of Waterbury Committee, with a grant from the Connecticut Community Foundation, will host a weekend Art Crawl from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, September 24 and Saturday September 25 in downtown Waterbury.

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TORRINGTON — Hartford HealthCare and Charlotte Hungerford Hospital are offering Covid-19 vaccines for the public and pre-op patients at the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Main campus, Memorial Conference Hall, 540 Litchfield St.

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LITCHFIELD — The program, “From Wisdom’s Table: Non-Carb Tables” will be offered at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 25.

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WASHINGTON — The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens will present A Letter to Zola, an exhibit featuring new paintings by Peter Cusack, through Tuesday, October 12, at 1 Green Hill Rd.

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury Public Library will host Wayne Mattox to discuss antiques at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 21 at the library, 269 Main St. South.

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NEWTOWN — Parent Connection’s Newtown Hope & Support Group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. each Thursday at the offices of the Newtown Parent Connection, 2 Washington Sq.

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Public Library will host an online Food Explorers program making mini apple pies at 5 p.m. Monday, September 20.

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WASHINGTON — The Gunn Memorial Library and the Hickory Stick Bookshop will welcome Michael Blanding to discuss his latest work, “North by Shakespeare: A Rogue Scholar’s Quest for the Truth Behind the Bard’s Work,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 23, via Zoom.

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NAUGATUCK — The Whittemore Library will feature oil paintings of Newtown resident Roberta Shea, which will be on display during September and can viewed on the library’s Gallery Wall during regular library hours.

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WATERTOWN — The Watertown Art league will host artist Anda Styler for a demonstration of acrylic painting on aluminum, at 7 p.m. Monday, September 13, in the church hall of the First Congregational Church, 40 DeForest St. The demonstration is free and open to the public. Masks and social dis…

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BETHLEHEM — The state Department of Public Health and Griffin Health will host a free Covid-19 vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, September 11, and Sunday, September 12, at Bethlehem Town Hall. No appointment is needed.

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont has signed into law legislation that extends for another two years the relaxed telehealth services provisions that he previously enacted through an emergency executive order due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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NEW LONDON — The Coast Guard Traditional Jazz Band offers a free concert to wrap up its summer concert series at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 12, at Simsbury Meadows and 2 p.m. Sunday, September 19, in Old Saybrook.

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WATERBURY — The Waterbury Arts and Tourism Commission, the Bunker Hill Neighborhood Association, and Thomaston Savings Bank will host a final free Summer Concert at Bunker Hill Park on Bunker Hill Avenue, across from Bunker Hill Pharmacy and Walnut Hill Community Church from 1 to 5 p.m. Satu…

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SOUTHBURY — Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury offers emergency shelter for battered women and their children, individual and group counseling, legal advocacy for civil and criminal matters, counseling and advocacy for children including art therapy, information and referral, outreach to the Hi…

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WATERBURY — Parent Connection’s Waterbury Hope and Support Group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday at Walnut Hill Community Church, 274 Bunker Hill Ave.

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AREA — The Connecticut Psoriasis Network has been developed for people who share a common challenge of living with psoriasis.

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WATERBURY — As of September 30, Covid-19 vaccination will be mandatory for all Waterbury HEALTH healthcare workers and staff including employees, medical staff, volunteers, students, contractors and traveling staff. Waterbury HEALTH is among several healthcare organizations in Connecticut to…

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WATERBURY — The Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging is offering a free, six week Live Well with Diabetes workshop over the phone for adults with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, September 14 to October 19.

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AREA — The Connecticut Psoriasis Network has been developed for people who share a common challenge of living with psoriasis.

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LITCHFIELD — The White Memorial Conservation Center will host an edible plant walk with Andy Dobos from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 4, starting at the museum, 80 Whitehall Rd.

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The Crescent Gallery will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, September 12, during Thomaston’s 30th annual Summer Cruise car show, at 158 Main St. Participating artists have been revving up for this event with a special selection of car and truck related paintings. The public is invited to meet…

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WATERBURY — Parent Connection’s Waterbury Hope and Support Group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday at Walnut Hill Community Church, 274 Bunker Hill Ave.

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AREA — Al-Anon family groups meet via Zoom and at person-to-person meetings.

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“Summer’s End,” a new exhibit by the late Donald Purdy, is now on display at the Art Gallery at Shutter Speed Photo at 564 Middlebury Rd. in Middlebury until Saturday, October 2. Donald Purdy lived and worked his entire life in Connecticut, creating a diverse and rich body of paintings. He d…

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OAKVILLE — All Saints with Christ Episcopal Church will host a Chicken Barbecue Takeout Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, August 27. Orders can be placed for pickup by calling 203-910-5517. The meal includes a one-quarter chicken, beans, coleslaw, dinner roll and dessert. Those ordering can ch…

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont, acting on the advice of state Department of Public Health Acting Commissioner Dr. Deidre Gifford, has directed Connecticut’s Covid-19 vaccine program to implement the recommendations released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday, August 13, …

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AREA — Al-Anon family groups meet via Zoom and at person-to-person meetings.

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SOUTHBURY — Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury offers emergency shelter for battered women and their children, individual and group counseling, legal advocacy for civil and criminal matters, counseling and advocacy for children including art therapy, information and referral, outreach to the Hi…

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TORRINGTON — The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Auxiliary is featuring the artwork of Jim Lafreniere now through early September in the hospital’s main lobby hallway at 540 Litchfield St. The public is invited to view and buy the works during regular visiting hours as part of the auxiliary’s …

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TORRINGTON — The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is slated to renovate its main entrance from Tuesday, August 10, to approximately the end of September at the hospital’s 540 Litchfield St. entrance. The main entrance will be fully closed during renovations; all patients and visitors must use t…

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AREA — The American Cancer Society invites cancer patients to enjoy a free makeover with a certified cosmetologist through its Look Good... Feel Better program.

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WATERBURY — Parent Connection’s Waterbury Hope and Support Group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday at Walnut Hill Community Church, 274 Bunker Hill Ave.

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont announced last week that in an effort to protect some of the most vulnerable residents of Connecticut from the impact of Covid-19, he has directed an executive order be issued to require employees of all long-term care facilities in the state to be vaccinated again…