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July 2017

Willimantic Farmers’ Market

July 8 @ 8:00 am - October 28 @ 5:00 pm
Jillson House Museum, 627 Main Street
WILLIMANTIC, 06226
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Cost: Free Description: The Willimantic Farmers' Market takes place every Saturday from 8AM-12PM at Jillson Square Park, across from the frog bridge. Our vendors bring with them, their freshly grown crops and homemade goods for the public to enjoy. Access to healthy food is made affordable at the market through our double up SNAP program. SNAP recipients receive one black coin for each dollar spent using their EBT card, and for the first $10 spent, recipients are given 10 extra…

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September 2017

Titanic Exhibit Summary

September 23 @ 10:00 am - November 5 @ 3:00 pm
Jillson House Museum, 627 Main Street
WILLIMANTIC, 06226
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Willimantic Mayor Ernest Eldridge to host RMS Titanic Exhibit at Jillson House Museum through month of October. What: Mayor Eldridge and wife Anita Sebestyen curated event, Titanic artifacts, historical reenactment, special Gala event catered with wine, champagne, punch and cheeses. When: Event to run weekends between Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, November 5, 10AM – 3PM on Saturdays and Noon – 3PM on Sundays.  Gala on October 1, 2-4PM. Where: The Jillson House Museum located at 627 Main Street Willimantic,…

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October 2017

Arts Center East Fall Kick-off

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Cost: Event is free, but we hope you'll join us in supporting Arts Center East. Description: An Evening of Music, Hors D’oeuvres, Sweet Treats and You! Join us for Arts Center East's Fall Kick-off event. Listen to the music of renowned jazz pianist, composer, arranger and music director of the New England Jazz Ensemble, Walt Gwardyak, while enjoying hors d'oeuvres,  sweet treats and the camaraderie of fellow art lovers.

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Spooky-Fun Hayride Adventures at Holiday Hill

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Hill Recreation & Day Camp, 41 Chaffeeville Rd
Mansfield,
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You're invited to our annual Halloween Hayride Adventures! We call them 'spooky-fun' because the event is designed for families with young children. Our summer day-campers know Holiday Hill as a fun, welcoming place; not a 'scare-you-'til-you-cry' place. We aim to give you a spook, then make you smile! Adventures take place on Friday and Saturday evenings, October 20, 21, 27, and 28. Hayrides start every half-hour from 6:30 PM, with the last ride starting at 8:00 PM. Each adventure has a…

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A Tale of Three Windhams

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Huntington Homestead Museum, 36 Huntington Rd
Scotland, 06264
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At 1:00 p.m. Angela Fichter and Jean Wierzbinski will speak on Elizabeth Shaw, a young and unwed mid-eighteenth century woman who had to hide her pregnancy.  She lived in the Second society of Windham, in Hampton.  Legend tells us that her newborn was found dead in the Cohantic Ledges.  Huntington Homested in the Third society of Windham is where she was taken to be presided over by Nathaniel Huntington, Justice of the Peace.  Because her charges were found to be…

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New England’s Other Witch Hunt: The Connecticut Trials

October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Windham Textile & History Museum, 411 Main Street
Willimantic, 06226
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Oct 21  Sat. “New England’s Other Witch Hunt: The Connecticut Trials”  Museum Lyceum  by Walter Woodward Ph.D. State Historian  4 p.m. Donations requested.

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Swim with the Pumpkins

October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hale YMCA, 9 Technology Park Drive
Putnam, 06260
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The Hale YMCA is thrilled to announce the second annual Swim with the Pumpkins event! Saturday, October 21, 4-7pm Swim and splash in our warm water pool filled with hundreds of inflatable pumpkins! There will also be arts and crafts and other activities going on throughout the building. Pre-registration is required. Any questions please call or email Adam Lapointe, adam.lapointe@ghymca.org or call 860.315.9622 Swim times will be 4:00-4:40pm 4:45-5:25 pm 5:30-6:10 pm Hale YMCA Youth & Family Center 9 Technology Park Drive Putnam, CT 06260

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17TH ANNUAL CHOCOLATE GALA & AUCTION

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burton Leavitt Theatre, 779 Main St.
Willimantic, 06226
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CHOCOLATE LOVERS AND BARGAIN HUNTERS! IT’S TIME AGAIN FOR THE WINDHAM THEATRE GUILD’S 17TH CHOCOLATE GALA AND ANNUAL GOODS AND SERVICES AUCTION, SATURDAY OCTOBER 21st STARTING AT 7PM AT THE BURTON LEAVITT THEATRE, 779 MAIN STREET, WILLIMANTIC.  THE EVENING FEATURES THE MOST ENDULGANT CHOCOLATE DESSERTS, UNIQUE WINES FOR TASTING, ENTERTAINMENT, PLUS INCREDIBLE ITEMS FOR LIVE AND SILENT AUCTION.  ENJOY A DELICOUSLY FUN EVENING WHILE SUPPORTING YOUR FAVORITE AWARD-WINNING COMMUNITY THEATER.  TICKETS IN ADVANCE ARE $15 EACH OR TWO FOR TWENTY-FIVE…

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Eversource and the Town of Mansfield to Host Free Light Bulb Swap for Residents

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mansfield Community Center, 10 South Eagleville Rd
Storrs, ct
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On Saturday, October 28, Eversource and the Town of Mansfield will host a free community-wide light bulb swap from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Mansfield Community Center, located at 10 South Eagleville Road in Storrs. Mansfield residents, with identification, may bring up to five incandescent light bulbs in any condition and exchange them for new, energy-efficient ENERGY STAR® LED bulbs, free of charge while supplies last. Additional LEDs and lighting products will be available for purchase at a…

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Witches as Healers!

October 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Windham Textile & History Museum, 411 Main Street
Willimantic, 06226
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Oct. 28  Sat.   Witches as Healers!  Herbalist Michelle Maclure will discuss  medicinal herbs used in healing throughout history. 4 p.m. Suggested Donation $5 

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