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Satur­day, Nov. 10

HAR­VEST, CHRIST­MAS FAIR: Grace Lutheran Church, 1055 Ran­dolph Road, Middletown, is host­ing a Har­vest/Christ­mas Fair & Tag Sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 10. Gifts, jew­elry, crafts, or­na­ments, dec­o­ra­tions, jarred goods and can­dies, spe­cial ven­dor LuLaRoe; baked goods, a tag sale, and games and face paint­ing for kids. Break­fast and lunch served. For in­for­ma­tion call Dianne Lab­ba­dia at 860-759-4040 or at DLab­ba­dia73@att.net

FREE YOGA: A Free Yoga Work­shop will be held Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Hub­bard Room, Rus­sell Li­brary, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. Open to the pub­lic. Mats will be pro­vided; par­tic­i­pants are wel­come to bring their own mats, wa­ter, tow­els, or other sup­plies. All ages. Drop in; no regis­tra­tion re­quired.

READ AND PLAY: We Read. We Play, meets Nov. 10, 10 a.m. in the Ac­tiv­ity Room, Rus­sell Li­brary, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. For chil­dren ages 24 - 48 months. Drop-in; no regis­tra­tion re­quired.

HOL­I­DAY CRAFT FAIR: The Cen­tral CT Com­mu­nity Women’s Club’s 44th An­nual Hol­i­day Craft Fair will be held Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Cromwell Mid­dle School, Crafters from CT, NY and MA with a wide va­ri­ety of hand­made items, kitchen open for lunch. Bake sale, gift cards, raf­fle ta­ble. Or­der gift cards on­line www.cen­tralct­com­mu­ni­ty­wom­en­sclub.com or buy them at the fair.

HOL­I­DAY FAIR: Mid­dle­field Fed­er­ated Church, 402 Main St., Mid­dle­field, will hold its an­nual Hol­i­day Fair on Satur­day, Nov 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the church Fel­low­ship Hall, 402 Main Street, Mid­dle­field. Dec­o­ra­tions, baked goods, hand­made food and craft items, silent auc­tion, break­fast and lunch for sale. Call 860-349-1250 for in­for­ma­tion

CHOWDER DIN­NER: “Best Chowder Din­ner” at the Lyme Pub­lic Hall, 249 Ham­burg Road, Lyme, will be held Nov. 10, 5-7 p.m. Clam chowder, corn chowder, cole slaw, ched­dar cheese, breads and desserts. $15 adults, $10 ages 7-12, free 6 and un­der. All are wel­come. For in­for­ma­tion call 860-434-1929 or email wde­now@com­cast.net.

CHRIST­MAS FAIR, DIN­NER: An­nual Christ­mas Fair and Turkey Din­ner at St. James Church, Middletown, will be held Nov. 10, 10 am.-2 p.m. Christ­mas tag sale, books, jew­elry, candy and baked goods, theme bas­kets. Turkey din­ner served 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., take­out avail­able, $12 adults, $10 se­niors, $8 ages 7-12, free 6 and un­der.

HAR­VEST FAIR: Saint Se­bas­tian’s Church with the Saint Theresa guild will hold their an­nual Har­vest Fair, Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the church, 155 Washington St., Middletown. Ital­ian cookie walk, food and craft booths, raf­fle of a 55-inch flat screen TV, break­fast and lunch sold. En­ter the church hall from the Broad Street en­trance, which is hand­i­cap ac­ces­si­ble. Park­ing is avail­able.

DR. STEVE BAND: The But­ton­wood Tree, 605 Main St., Middletown, presents the clas­sic rock band, The Dr. Steve Band, on Nov. 10, from 8-10 pm. Seats are $10. Reser­va­tions on­line at www.But­ton­wood.org

MEET­ING HOUSE PLAY­ERS: The Meet­ing House Play­ers present “The Ladies Four­some,” Norm Foster’s heart­warm­ing story of friend­ship, at the Meet­ing House, 4 Lib­erty St., Ch­ester. Per­for­mances are Nov. 2, 3 and 9 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tick­ets are $25 and $15. Re­serve tick­ets at www.TheMeet­ingHousePlay­ers.com or by call­ing 860-526-3684. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion con­tact TheMeet­ingHousePlay­ers@gmail.com.

STORY TIME, CRAFT: Fam­ily Story Time and Craft with lo­cal au­thor Diane Ohane­sian, read­ing “Snug­gle Down Deep,” will be held at 10:30 a.m., Nov. 10, at Wes­leyan RJ Ju­lia Book­store , 413 Main St., Middletown. De­tails at www.wes­leyan­r­jju­lia.com or call 860-685-3939. The pro­gram is free.

MID­DLE­FIELD HOL­I­DAY FAIR: Mid­dle­field Fed­er­ated Church Women’s Chris­tian Fel­low­ship is hold­ing its an­nual Hol­i­day Fair Nov. 19, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the fel­low­ship hall, 402 Main St., Mid­dle­field. Come for break­fast, or lunch (in­clud­ing home­made pies and soups) in the Fel­low­ship Café. There will be hol­i­day dec­o­ra­tions, baked goods, rel­ish and jams, hand­made items and jew­elry. A silent auc­tion will fea­ture gift cer­tifi­cates, hand­painted hand saw, ser­vices, jew­elry and gift bas­kets. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion call 860-349-1250. The church is lo­cated at 402 Main Street, Mid­dle­field.

HIGGANUM HOL­I­DAY FAIR: An­nual Hol­i­day Fair will be held at the Higganum United Methodist Church, 248 Say­brook Rd., Higganum, on Satur­day, Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. aw­ith Coun­try Store, Cook­ies by the Pound, Hand­i­crafts, Baked Goods, Tea Cup Auc­tion, Chil­dren's Booth, Bas­kets of many dif­fer­ent items. There will also be a Snack Bar serv­ing snacks and light lun­cheon.

Sun­day, Nov. 11

TELLABRATION: The But­ton­wood Tree Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, 605 Main St., Middletown, presents the NEAR and Far Sto­ry­tellers “Telle­bra­tion” Nov. 11, 3-5 p.m. $20. Reser­va­tions are sug­gested. Go to www.but­ton­wood.org or call 860-3474957

AU­THOR TALK: Phak­chok Rin­poche and Er­ric Solomon wil dis­cuss “Rad­i­cally Happy” at 1 p.m., Nov. 11, at Wes­leyan RJ Ju­lia Book­store , 413 Main St., Middletown. De­tails at www.wes­leyan­r­jju­lia.com or call 860-685-3939.

CROMWELL VET­ER­ANS DAY: Cromwell Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 105 will hold its Vet­er­ans Day Cer­e­mony and Valour Green Memo­rial ded­i­ca­tion, Nov. 11, 2 p.m. in the Town Hall gym. All are wel­come; re­fresh­ments pro­vided.

ARTOPIA ART FES­TI­VAL: Epoch Arts, 27 Skinner St., East Hamp­ton, will hold its an­nual Artopia Art Fes­ti­val, Nov. 11, 1-4 p.m. Art ex­hi­bi­tion, arts and crafts, food and live mu­sic, Mak­erspace ac­tiv­i­ties all day. Free ad­mis­sion. Learn more at www.epocharts.org

TRI-TOWN VET­ER­ANS PA­RADE: The Tri-Town Vet­er­ans Pa­rade and cer­e­mony will be held Sun­day, Nov. 11, 1 p.m. on the Vet­er­ans Green in Deep River. Any U.S. mil­i­tary vet­eran is wel­comed to march. The route is just un­der one mile. No uni­form or af­fil­i­ated vet­er­ans mem­ber­ship is nec­es­sary. For in­for­ma­tion, call B. Bur­dick at 860-304-0364

VET­ERAN'S DAY SER­VICE: A ser­vice hon­or­ing vet­er­ans and re­mem­ber­ing the 100th An­niver­sary of Ar­mistice Day will be held Sun­day, Nov. 11 at 9:30 a.m. at Trin­ity Church, 345 Main Street, Port­land. Homily by Lance Wil­liams, Army Ranger Spe­cial Ops Vet­eran who served in Iraq, with read­ings and hymns will be part of the ser­vice. All are wel­come to at­tend.

PSYCHIC MEDIUM READ­ING: Psychic medium An­gelina Diana will hold a group read­ing on Sun­day, Nov. 11, 2 p.m. at the Park & Rec Build­ing at the In­dian River Com­plex, 201 Killing­worth Turn­pike, Clin­ton. Tick­ets $55 per per­son and are avail­able on­line at: clin­tonct.com/event/adpm.html; by phone at: 860-6693889; or in per­son at 50 East Main Street, Clin­ton. Find out more about An­gelina Diana at: www.an­geli­na­di­ana.com.

CEL­E­BRATE NA­TIVE AMER­I­CAN

HER­ITAGE: Novem­ber is Na­tional Na­tive Amer­i­can Her­itage Month, and the Ivory­ton Li­brary, 106 Main St., Ivory­ton, wel­comes Screech­ing Hawk and other guests from the Mo­he­gan Tribe of In­di­ans of Con­necti­cut, Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. She will bring and dis­cuss jew­elry, bas­kets and other crafts, as well as re­galia. She will also demon­strate tribal dances. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 860-676-1252.

MEDI­CARE EN­ROLL­MENT: Medi­care Open En­roll­ment Event at the East Hamp­ton Se­nior Cen­ter, Nov. 12, by ap­point­ment. Meet with Choices Coun­sel­lors to de­ter­mine the best plan for you.

TEEN AD­VI­SORY BOARD: Port­land Li­brary Teen Ad­vi­sory Board wel­comes new mem­bers at its meet­ing, Mon­day, Nov. 12, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Help se­lect read­ing ma­te­ri­als, choose pro­grams for chil­dren and teens, and have fun. Con­tact Jen­nifer Renk or Patty Bal­lou at 860-342-6770 or jrenk@port­landct.org. Next meet­ing is Dec. 10.

OPEN MIC: The But­ton­wood Tree Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, 605 Main St., Middletown, will hold its Any­thing Goes

Open Mic with mo­ments of grat­i­tude, hosted by Ash­ley Hamel, Nov. 12, 7-10 p.m. For in­for­ma­tion go to www.but­ton­wood.org or call 860-347-4957

MEDI­CARE EN­ROLL­MENT:

Medi­care Open En­roll­ment Event at the East Hamp­ton Se­nior Cen­ter, Nov. 12, by ap­point­ment. Meet with Choices Coun­selors to de­ter­mine the best plan for you.

VET­ER­ANS DAY CON­CERT:

The Ivory­ton Play­house will present a Vet­er­ans Day Con­cert Nov. 12, 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m .at the play­house. “Ar­ling­ton Sons” per­formed by David Pittsinger and his son, Richard Pittsinger, plus other mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment. Tick­ets $50; Buy one, and buy one for a vet­eran. Call 860 767 7318 or go to www.ivory­ton­play­house.org.

SUN­DAY WOR­SHIP: Wor­ship with Eucharist, 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. Adult ed, For­give­ness, Sun­day School/con­fir­ma­tion, 10:30 a.m., at Faith Lutheran Church, 300 Washington St., Middletown. For more in­for­ma­tion go to www.faithel­camid­dle­town.org.

Mon­day, Nov. 12

OPEN MIC: The But­ton­wood Tree Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, 605 Main St., Middletown, presents its re­cur­ring Any­thing Goes Open Mic (with Mo­ments of Grat­i­tude), hosted by Ash­ley Hamel, on Nov. 12, 7-10 p.m. Go to www.but­ton­wood.org or call 860-347-4957

Tuesday, Nov. 13

TER­RIFIC TWOS: Twos are Ter­rific meets Tues­days, Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 10:30 a.m. in the Ac­tiv­ity Room, Rus­sell Li­brary, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. For two year olds (24 - 35 months) Sib­lings wel­come. Drop in; no regis­tra­tion re­quired.

HOMESCHOOL HUB: Homeschool Hub meets Nov. 13, 1 p.m. in the Ac­tiv­ity Room, Rus­sell Li­brary, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. Par­ents and care­givers can net­work while their chil­dren learn and have fun with a new ac­tiv­ity each month. For chil­dren in preschool - grade 4 (ages 4 - 10). Drop in; no regis­tra­tion re­quired.

ART PARTY: Art Party! meets Nov. 13, 4 p.m. in the Ac­tiv­ity Room, Rus­sell Li­brary, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. Cel­e­brate each month with a new cre­ative project. Bring imag­i­na­tion and a will­ing­ness to get messy. For chil­dren in grades k - 3 (ages 5 9). Drop in; no regis­tra­tion re­quired.

RUS­SELL READ­ERS: Rus­sell Read­ers: “Brown­ies” by ZZ Packer, Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m. in Meet­ing Room 2, Rus­sell Li­brary, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. Meets sec­ond Tuesday of each month. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Chan­tal Foster at 860-573-2946 or Chan­tal.foster@com­cast.net. Drop in; no regis­tra­tion re­quired.

YOGA CLASSES: The But­ton­wood Tree Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, 605 Main St, Middletown, holds re­cur­ring yoga classes: Nov. 6, Nov. 13, 6-7 p.m. For in­for­ma­tion go to www.but­ton­wood.org or call 860-347-4957

FAM­ILY HIS­TORY :Get Expert Help Re­search­ing Your Fam­ily His­tory from the ge­neal­ogy ex­perts at the God­frey Memo­rial Li­brary, 134 New­field St., Middletown. Bring lap­top and in­for­ma­tion. Nov. 13, Nov. 16, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Nov. 14, 5:30-8 p.m. Free to mem­bers, $10 ses­sion for guests. Call 860-346-4375 for more in­for­ma­tion. No pre-regis­tra­tion nec­es­sary.

HID­DEN GEMS AU­THOR: Robert and Kath­leen Hub­bard, au­thors of “Hid­den His­tory of Mid­dle­sex County,” will dis­ucss their new book, present slides and dis­cuss their re­search, Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m. at the Port­land Li­brary. Books avail­able for pur­chase. To reg­is­ter, call the li­brary at 860342-6770 or visit www.port­landli­braryct.org.

CREA­TURES OF THE NIGHT:

Kris Va­gos, a wildlife bi­ol­o­gist from the Ste­wart B. McKin­ney Na­tional Wildlife Refuge, presents a free il­lus­trated talk on noc­tur­nal an­i­mals in Con­necti­cut, 7 p.m. Nov. 13, Es­sex Li­brary, 33 West Ave., with live an­i­mals. RSVP: 860-767-1560.

WILDLIFE SE­RIES: The Killing­worth Li­brary presents a fall wildlife se­ries led by Richard Tay­lor, Mas­ter Wildlife Con­ser­va­tion­ist from CT DEEP’s Wildlife team, 7 p.m. at the Killing­worth Fire­house, 331 Route 81. Nov. 13, Fish­ers. Free, ad­vance regis­tra­tion re­quired. Call the Killing­worth Li­brary at 860-663-2000 or visit www.killing­worth­li­brary.org for ad­di­tional de­tails.

BOOK DIS­CUS­SION: “A Star for Mrs. Blake” by April Smith, dis­cus­sion on Nov. 13, 12 p.m. at the Port­land Li­brary.

AF­TER DARK AT THE MAN­SION: The Wadsworth Man­sion at Long Hill Es­tate, Middletown, is co-host­ing Art Af­ter Dark at the Man­sion,” Nov. 13, 6 p.m. Cre­ate a project of your choos­ing- a set of three clas­si­cally Christ­mas or­na­ments or one 15"x11" Christ­mas tree serv­ing tray. Each $45 ticket in­cludes ma­te­ri­als/in­struc­tion + a sig­na­ture cock­tail from Hartford Fla­vor. Ad­di­tional bev­er­ages will be avail­able for pur­chase on site. Reg­is­ter at https://paint­ed­bytheshore.com/prod­ucts/christ­mas-paint-sip-1

AARP CHAPTER: Mid­dle­sex Chapter #3394 AARP will meet Nov. 13, at 1:30 p.m. at the Middletown Se­nior Cen­ter on Du­rant Street. Mem­bers wishing to at­tend the Hol­i­day Lun­cheon must sign up at this meet­ing to at­tend. Joseph Bibisi, chair­man of the Mayor's Task Force on Home­less­ness, is the guest speaker. Mem­bers are asked to bring new or slightly used bath tow­els and toi­letries for the Warm­ing Cen­ter, and non-per­ish­able food items for the food pantry.

Wed­nes­day, Nov. 14 PLAY SCRAB­BLE: Play Scrab­ble

on Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, 5-7 p.m. in Meet­ing Room 3, Rus­sell Li­brary, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. Carol Whit­field will lead play­ers in scrab­ble games. Dic­tionar­ies, score sheets and scrab­ble boards are avail­able. For ages 12 – 112. Drop-in or sign-up on­line and get an email re­minder.

PRESCHOOL STORY HOUR:

Preschool Power Story Hour meets Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, 10:30 a.m. in the Ac­tiv­ity Room, Rus­sell Li­brary, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. For kids in pre-k - kinder­garten (ages 3 – 5). Sib­lings wel­come. Drop in; no regis­tra­tion re­quired.

LOW/NO COST TECH: Find­ing and Us­ing Low Cost / No Cost Tech­nolo­gies, will be held Nov. 14, 12:15 -5 p.m. in the Ac­tiv­ity Room, Rus­sell Li­brary, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. For all ages. Regis­tra­tion re­quired; reg­is­ter at https://19-28-042.eventbrite.com

POT­TER FOOD: Harry Pot­ter Food Ex­plor­ers will meet Nov. 14, 6 p.m. in the Ac­tiv­ity Room, Rus­sell Li­brary, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. Reg­is­tered Di­eti­tian Katie Shep­herd will of­fer tips for cre­at­ing nu­tri­tious Hog­warts in­spired treats, and test kids’ food and nu­tri­tion knowl­edge in fun ways. For grades 7 - 12 (ages 12 17). Regis­tra­tion is re­quired; call 860-344-8479.

SO­CIAL SE­CU­RITY EX­PLAINED: So­cial Se­cu­rity Ex­plained will be held Nov 14, 6:30 p.m. in the Hub­bard Room, Rus­sell Li­brary, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. Peter Lep­pones, CFP, an as­sets man­ager with Apella Cap­i­tal, will present tips on nav­i­gat­ing the So­cial Se­cu­rity sys­tem. Drop in; no regis­tra­tion re­quired.

EAST HAD­DAM STO­RIES: Dr. Karl Stofko, East Had­dam Town His­to­rian, will give a talk at the East Had­dam His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety Mu­seum, 264 Town St., East Had­dam, on Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., telling four in­trigu­ing sto­ries from East Had­dam’s col­or­ful past. Ar­rive early; th­ese talks usu­ally sell out. Ad­mis­sion $5 for guests, free to mem­bers. .

FAM­ILY HIS­TORY :Get Expert Help Re­search­ing Your Fam­ily His­tory from the ge­neal­ogy ex­perts at the God­frey Memo­rial Li­brary, 134 New­field St., Middletown. Whether you are just start­ing out or have hit a road block in re­search you’ve been con­duct­ing for a long time, we can help. Bring your lap­top and in­for­ma­tion with you. Nov. 14, 5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 16, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Free to mem­bers, $10 ses­sion for guests. Call 860-346-4375 for more in­for­ma­tion. No pre-regis­tra­tion nec­es­sary.

UN­DER­STAND­ING TRANS­GEN­DER: Com­mu­nity Con­ver­sa­tion: Un­der­stand­ing & Sup­port­ing the Trans­gen­der Com­mu­nity & Gen­der Non-Con­form­ing Com­mu­nity, will be held Nov. 14, 5:30-8 p.m. at Mid­dle­sex Com­mu­nity Col­lege, 100 Train­ing Hill Road, Middletown, pre­sented by Mid­dle­sex Hos­pi­tal and other part­ners. Light re­fresh­ments will be served. This con­ver­sa­tion is meant to help peo­ple bet­ter un­der­stand and sup­port the trans­gen­der and gen­der non­con­form­ing com­mu­ni­ties.

BLUESGRASS COCNERT:

BluesGrass, a blues and blue­grass duo fea­tur­ing lo­cal mu­si­cians Jon Swift and Mark White, will per­form Nov. 14, 7 p.m. at the Durham Pub­lic Li­brary. Regis­tra­tion sug­gested; go to durham­li­brary.org.

BOOKISH PROJECT: Bookish Orna-Mo­men­tos, a weekly event for grades 1 and up, Nov. 4, 4 p.m. at Wes­leyan RJ Ju­lia Book­store, 413 Main St., Middletown. Read a pic­ture book or chapter and cre­ate an or­na­ment to deck our halls. Free, no regis­tra­tion is re­quired. De­tails at www.wes­leyan­r­jju­lia.com or call 860-6853939

Thurs­day, Nov. 15

BABY RHYME TIME: Baby Rhyme Time meets Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m., in the Hub­bard Room, Rus­sell Li­brary, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. For ba­bies birth - 12 months, and their care­givers. Drop in; no regis­tra­tion re­quired.

VET­ER­ANS MOVIE: Film: Vet­er­ans of Color; hosted by the Vet­er­ans’ Writ­ing Group, will be shown Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m. in the Hub­bard Room, Rus­sell Li­brary, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. African Amer­i­cans served in some of the blood­i­est com­bat mis­sions in Amer­i­can his­tory, then faced even fiercer bat­tles when they re­turned home to face hous­ing and job dis­crim­i­na­tion, racial ha­tred, and other hard­ships. In the film, vet­er­ans speak di­rectly about their ex­pe­ri­ences. Drop in; no regis­tra­tion re­quired. Ev­ery­one is wel­come.

LI­BRARY AN­NIVER­SARY:

Henry Carter Hull Li­brary 20th An­niver­sary Cel­e­bra­tion will be held Nov. 14, 5:30-7 p.m. with cake and re­fresh­ments, games and prizes. Staff and vol­un­teers from past and present are in­vited for a group photo at 5:15pm. hch­li­brary.org

STEM CHAL­LENGE: A Mayflower STEM Chal­lenge geared to­ward chil­dren in grades 2-4 will be held Nov. 15, 4-5 p.m. at the Deep River Pub­lic Li­brary. Regis­tra­tion is re­quired. For de­tails and regis­tra­tion, call 860-526-6039 or go to deeriver­li­brary.ac­countsup­port.com.

WIT­NESS STONES CER­E­MONY: The sec­ond an­nual Wit­ness Stones In­stal­la­tion Cer­e­mony will be held Nov. 15 at 9:30 a.m. on the Guil­ford Green. Adams Mid­dle School stu­dents will again share the sto­ries they cre­ated us­ing his­tor­i­cal doc­u­ments to re­store the his­tory of per­sons who were en­slaved lo­cally. Key­note speaker with a spe­cial re­la­tion­ship to Guil­ford his­tory and the Wit­ness Stones Project. For more in­for­ma­tion go to www.wit­ness­stones.org or con­tact Den­nis Cul­li­ton at Den­nis@Wit­ness­Stones.org or 203-233-1026. Rain lo­ca­tion is the school gym.

SAIL­ING CLUB: Novem­ber 15th Shore­line Sail­ing Club will meet Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m. at the WEst­brook Elks Lodge. The club is for ac­tive sin­gles who like to sail, so­cial­ize, dance, fish, kayak. Wel­comes new mem­bers and sail­ing ex­pe­ri­ence not nec­es­sary. www.shore­li­ne­sail­ing­club.com

SCORE WORK­SHOP: Cathi Bosco will present a free work­shop for SCORE on “Your Word­Press Web­site and Dig­i­tal Mar­ket­ing Strate­gies 101”Nov. 15, 6-7:30 p.m. at West­brook Pub­lic Li­brary. anne.driscoll@scorev­ol­un­teer.org

LI­BRARY MOVIE: See a film by Spike Lee, star­ring John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Har­rier, To­pher Grace, and Jasper Pääkkö­nen. Rated R. 135 min­utes, Nov. 15, 5:30 p.m. at the Henry Carter Hull Li­brary. Free, with free pop­corn. hch­li­brary.org.

MIL­I­TARY WRIT­ING GROUP:

We Were There: Writ­ing Your Mil­i­tary Ex­pe­ri­ences, will meet Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 29, 6:30 p.m. in Meet­ing Room 2, Rus­sell Li­brary, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. Led by El­iz­a­beth Petry. All ac­tive or re­tired vet­er­ans can doc­u­ment their sto­ries and ex­pe­ri­ences. New mem­bers wel­come; re­cent vet­er­ans are es­pe­cially en­cour­aged to at­tend. The group re­cently signed a con­tract to pub­lish a book of their col­lected writ­ings. Fa­cil­i­ta­tor Christy Billings can be reached at 860-347-2528 x 160 or cbillings@rus­sel­l­li­brary.org. No regis­tra­tion re­quired.

60 PLUS LUN­CHEON: The Durham 60+ Club and Travel will cel­e­brate with the an­nual Thanks­giv­ing potluck lun­cheon on Thurs­day, Nov. 15, 12 p.m. at the Durham Ac­tiv­ity Cen­ter, 350 Main St. sec­ond floor in Durham. Mem­bers will bring do­na­tions for the Durham and Mid­dle­field Food Pantries and col­lect­ing for the Durham Giv­ing Tree.

Fri­day, Nov. 16

RE­LEASE PARTY: “Fan­tas­tic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindel­wald” film re­lease cel­e­bra­tion, Nov. 16, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Wes­leyan R.J. Ju­lia Book­store, 413 Main St., Middletown. Drop by and pick up your copy, en­joy a work­shop, come dressed as your fa­vorite Harry Pot­ter char­ac­ter and be en­tered in to win movie tick­ets to see the Crimes of Grindel­wald or a Wes­leyan RJJUlia gift card. De­tails at www.wes­leyan­r­jju­lia.com or call 860-6853939

GALLERY OPEN RE­CEP­TION:

Spec­trum Galery’s Hol­i­day Show Open Re­cep­tion: “Myths, Fairy Tales and Fan­tasies,” will be held Nov. 16, 6:30-9 p.m. at the gallery, 61 Main St., Cen­ter­brok. Show runs through Jan. 13. See a va­ri­ety of hand­made fine crafts, or­na­ments and Spec­trum’s an­nual six-foot hol­i­day tree! Re­fresh­ments and wine are served. For in­for­ma­tion call 860-767-0742 and visit spec­tru­mart­gallery.org

FAM­ILY HIS­TORY :Get Expert Help Re­search­ing Your Fam­ily His­tory from the ge­neal­ogy ex­perts at the God­frey Memo­rial Li­brary, 134 New­field St., Middletown. Whether you are just start­ing out or have hit a road block in re­search you’ve been con­duct­ing for a long time, we can help. Bring your lap­top and in­for­ma­tion with you. Nov. 14, 5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 16, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Free to mem­bers, $10 ses­sion for guests. Call 860-346-4375 for more in­for­ma­tion. No pre-regis­tra­tion nec­es­sary.

BLOOD PRES­SURE CLINIC:

Blood Pres­sure Clinic will be held Nov. 16, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the East Hamp­ton Se­nior Cen­ter. Walk-ins wel­come, no ap­point­ment needed. Spon­sored by Chatham Health District.

LI­BRARY BOOK SALE: The Friends of the Rus­sell Li­brary Book Sale will be held Nov. 16, 9 a.m.-6 p.m,. Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m .and Nov. 18, 1-5 p.m. in the Ac­tiv­ity Room, Rus­sell Li­brary, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. To do­nate, bring your books to the Li­brary or email for pos­si­ble pick-up: friend­satrussell@gmail.com.

CHRIST­MAS FAIR KICK­OFF: St. Peter Church Can­dle­light Christ­mas Fair be­gins with “Twas the Night Be­fore,” Nov. 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the church, St. Peter Lane, Higganum. An adults only wine, cheese and hors d'oeu­vre re­cep­tion; early bird buy­ing, door prizes and fun. Tick­ets $10 in ad­vance and $12 at the door.

SPEC­TRUM HOL­I­DAY SHOW:

Spec­trum Gallery and Ar­ti­sans Store of Cen­ter­brook’S hol­i­day show, “Myths, Fairy Tales and Fan­tasies!” runs Nov. 16-Jan. 13, with an open­ing re­cep­tion, Nov. 16, 6:30-9 p.m. t 61 Main St., Cen­ter­brook. Food, wine and shop­ping, with sto­ry­telling by Su­jata Srini­vasan. For more in­for­ma­tion call 860-767-0742 and visit spec­tru­mart­gallery.org; call the Killing­worth Arts Cen­ter at 860-663-5593 and visit arts­cen­terkilling­worth.org.

VIN­TAGE PLAY­ERS SHOW: The Vin­tage Play­ers En­sem­ble Com­pany per­forms an evening of one-act com­edy pieces, “You Know I Can’t Hear You When the Wa­ter’s Run­ning” by Robert An­der­son and “Is­raeli Se­cu­rity” by Vin­tage Play­ers alumna, Terri Klein, Nov. 16-17, 7 p.m. at Oddfel­lows Play­house, Middletown. Tick­ets $25, re­serve at www.oddfel­lows.org and click­ing on “Shows and Events.” Reser­va­tions strongly rec­om­mended. A re­cep­tion fol­lows each per­for­mance.

Satur­day, Nov. 17

ST. PETER CHRIST­MAS FAIR: St. Peter Church’s 59th An­nual Christ­mas Fair will be held Nov. 176, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the church, St. Peter Lane, Higganum. Jew­elry, baked goods, an­tiques/ col­lectibles, crafts, quilts and knit­ted items, Christ­mas and hol­i­day wreaths and dec­o­ra­tions; Coun­try Kitchen will be serv­ing every­thing from cof­fee and pas­tries to a com­plete lun­cheon menu through­out the day. Big raf­fle grand prize, $1,000 Visa card, sec­ond and third, $500 Visa card, mini-raf­fle with gifts. De­tails, call chair­man Mikd Fa­rina at 860-345-4808 or the church at 860-345-8018.

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