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Children attending Vacation Bible School at St. James Church presented Southbury Lions Club President Debbie Molsick with more than 85 pairs of glasses which were collected at VBS as part of the week’s mission project. Lions Recycle For Sight is a program where recycled glasses are dispensed… Read more

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CAST Preschool and the musical duo Jam Sandwich will celebrate their 30th anniversary with a concert for all ages at 4 p.m. Saturday, October 19, at  B’nai Israel, 444 Main St. North in Southbury. Julie Clark and Linda Goodman, who comprise Jam Sandwich and are the owners of CAST, welcome an…

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WOODBURY — The All Hollow’s Eve Cemetery Tour and Haunted Museum will take place Saturday, October 19, at the Glebe House Museum, 49 Hollow Rd. The rain date will be Saturday, October 26. Led by lantern light through a trail of luminaria, participants will tour the ancient cemetery with a sp…

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury Lions Club will host its 28th annual Haunted Hayride and 3-D Haunted Barn on October 18, 19, 25 and 26 at Mitchell School. Ticket sales start at 6 p.m. end at 9 p.m. each night. Refreshments will be available for sale at the school. Guests may expect to climb onto tra…

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DANBURY — The Pumpkin Patch Train will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, October 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, and 27, at the Danbury Railway Museum, 120 White St.

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MIDDLEBURY — Parks and Recreation will host its eighth annual Trick or Trunk from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 26 at the Memorial Middle School parking lot.

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WASHINGTON — Children’s book illustrator Wendell Minor will sign copies of his newest book, “Hi, I’m Norman,” a biography of Norman Rockwell written by Robert Burleigh, at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 19.

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WOODBURY — Team Beta, Nonnewaug High School’s robotics team, will host a french toast breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, October 20, at the Woodbury Senior Community Center 265 Main St. South.

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WATERBURY — Sacred Heart High School former swim team members and their families will host a dedication ceremony of the new record board in honor of Coach Raymond Snyder, Jr.’s, many years of dedication and coaching at 6 p.m., Friday, October 11 at the Kennedy High School pool, 422 Highland Ave.

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BETHLEHEM-WOODBURY — Nonnewaug High School has announced that 46 students have earned the AP Scholar Award for exceptional achievement in the college level exams.

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SOUTHBURY — There will be a workshop titled Saving on College from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 17, in the social hall of the United Church of Christ, 283 Main St. North.

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SOUTHBURY — Public Safety Day is a free first responder open house and community event with the fire, emergency medical service, police, K-9 and animal control departments joining the public from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, October 13, at the Center Firehouse, 461 Main St. South.

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WASHINGTON DEPOT — Matthew Sniffen of Washington Depot is one of the 54 Connecticut recipients of the 2019 Raymond F. Gates Jr. Memorial Scholarship.  Mr. Sniffen is the son of John Sniffen, who works with William Pitt Sotheby’s International. Mr. Sniffen will graduate from UConn’s College o…

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SOUTHBURY — Southbury resident Grace Steenburgh, a Pomperaug High School senior and a Girl Scout Ambassador of Troop 64325, is working towards her Girl Scout Gold Award. Grace installed a Safety Exhange Zone in the Southbury Police Station parking lot for her Gold project. Her goal was to cr…

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Southbury Boy Scout Troop 162 will host a Pumpkin Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 5, rain or shine at the Southbury Firehouse on Main Street South. Large and small pumpkins will be for sale. All funds raised will be used for troop activities and community service. Scouts Aidan …

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SOUTHBURY — It’s been a month since Hurricane Dorian tore through the Bahamas, leaving thousands homeless and with little or no access to food or safe water. Other events may dominate today’s headlines, but residents of the island nation are still struggling in the aftermath of the storm tha…

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SOUTHBURY — The Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition welcomed five area teens to its 2019 Youth Conservation Corps team recently. The team is led by Amanda Keilty of Bethlehem, who is serving as the 2019 Dr. Marc J. Taylor intern and YCC crew leader. With positions funded by the Connecticut C…

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NEW MILFORD —  The second annual RiverFest will take place from noon to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, October 5, and noon to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, October 6, at Young’s Field Park across from the Housatonic River.

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BETHLEHEM-WOODBURY — Nonnewaug High School will host its biannual clothing drive to help fund the class of 2020’s GradNite from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 19, at the school, 5 Minortown Rd., Woodbury.

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WATERBURY — Naugatuck Valley Community College will host a financial aid event at 1 p.m. Sunday, October 6, in the technology hall on the Waterbury campus, 750 Chase Pkwy.

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WOODBURY — The Glebe House Museum and Gertrude Jekyll Garden will offer the Marshall Children Young Docent Program for children ages six and older. The program will take place twice per month from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday afternoons, September 26 until mid-June.

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SOUTHBURY — Bent of the River Audubon Center, 185 East Flat Hill Rd., invites visitors to explore the center’s natural habitat areas, trails, wildlife observation deck, and upcoming happenings.

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury Public Library will host a Girls Who Code Club for girls in grades 6 through 12 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays monthly.

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WOODBURY — Flanders Nature Center will host several environmental programs for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.

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MIDDLEBURY — Michael Carl Filippelli of Troop 5 was awarded Eagle Scout rank at a Court of Honor ceremony Sunday, August 25 at Middlebury Congregational Church. For his Eagle Scout project, Michael led a group of 10 people to construct durable picnic tables for Flanders Nature Center. He cho…

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SOUTHBURY — Bent of the River Audubon Center will host BentFest, its annual fall festival from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, October 6, rain or shine, at the center, 185 East Flat Hill Rd. BentFest is a nature festival for of all ages featuring live music by Cinnamon Sky, a bird of prey show with Shar…

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WOODBURY — Simon Stone of Boy Scout Troop 480 earned his Eagle Scout badge in late August, His Eagle Scout project was furnishing Bunker Hill Elementary School’s classroom with its own student library.

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WATERTOWN — St. John the Evangelist Church will host its October Festival from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, October 4, at 574 Main St.

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WOODBURY — Area students in kindergarten through fifth grade who are off from school on Monday, September 30 are invited to attend a Survival Kids Camp Adventure at Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust.

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WOODBURY-BETHLEHEM — The Nonnewaug High School Counseling Department will present Senior College Night at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 26 in the auditorium.

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SOUTHBURY-MIDDLEBURY — The Southbury Middlebury Scholarship Foundation will begin its annual fundraising campaign in October.

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MIDDLEBURY — Those who help a neighbor in need can receive a day of free amusement park rides from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29, at Quassy Amusement and Water Park, 2132 Middlebury Rd.

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WOODBURY — Everyone is invited to connect with nature and furry Nigerian dwarf goats at the Goat Yoga classes being held at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, October 6 and 13, at Flanders’ Van Vleck Farm and Sanctuary, 644 Flanders Rd.

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NEWTOWN — The Weller Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization established in 1962 to provide financial assistance to education, charitable and civic organizations, has announced its scholarship programs for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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BETHLEHEM-WOODBURY — The Nonnewaug High School Counseling Department will host a Parent University series to help parents better navigate the college application process with their children.

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WASHINGTON — Twelve residents of the Candlewood Valley Health and Rehabilitation Program will travel to Glenholme School Commons for lunch on Monday, September 30, as part of the school’s “Food for Thought” program.

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WOODBURY —Advocates for Substance Abuse Prevention will host the premier of Screenagers Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience, from 7 to 9 p.m.Tuesday, October 7 at the Woodbury Senior Center, 265 Main St. South.

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SEYMOUR— The Seymour Public Library, 46 Church St., will host several programs for children and young adults in October.

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WOODBURY — Actor, singer, writer and teacher Sheri Bresson will lead a class entitled Express Yourself: Acting and Creative Self-Expression for Teens at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 28, at the Woodbury Public Library, 269 Main St. South.

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury United Methodist Church will host a pasta supper from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, September 21 in Fellowship Hall, 4 Church St.