WOODBURY—The Woodbury Lions Club will host its 10th annual duck race at noon Saturday, September 7, at Three Rivers Park, Jack’s Bridge Road. Each ticket sold corresponds to a number assigned to a yellow rubber duck. On the day of the race, Lions Club members gather the ducks and dump them into the river off Jack’s Bridge at noon sharp. The first 10 ducks to cross the finish line win. First prize is $1,000 cash, with three other cash prizes. The remaining six prizes are gift certificates in the amounts of $100 and $200 each.
Donald M. Casey, Jr., of Monroe was one of 50 clowns competing in the 145th annual Shriners International Imperial Session clown competition in Nashville, Tenn. Mr. Casey earned a Top Five Award during the group skit competition.
WARREN — Except for the six years between 2012 and 2018, commerce has been taking place on a continuous basis at 4 Cornwall Rd. since 1782. Resident John Favreau decided that the tradition should continue and bought the property to create Warren Town Center, a collection of businesses meant to address the needs of the community.
Nine members of USA Martial Arts in Woodbury were tested at a Cheezic Tang Soo Do grading, August 9 in Wolcott. Those grading demonstrated skills in sparring, kicking sets, board breaking, forms, one-step self defense and Asian weapons including nun chaku, sai, bo staff and Japanese sword.
BETHLEHEM — “Godspell,” the high-energy musical retelling of the Gospel of Matthew, will be presented in two performances only, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 14, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, September 15 at The Gary-The Olivia Theater, an open-air venue on the grounds of the Abbey of Regina Laudis, 249 Flanders Rd.
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, locally grown corn-on-the-cob, famous Roxbury Church “secret-recipe” cole slaw, bread and salad. Dessert will be ice cream sundaes and delicious home-made cookies.