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Mon­day, April 16

CUR­RENT EVENTS FOR TEENS: Cur­rent Events for Teens, April 16, 6:30 p.m. for grades 7 and up, will meet at the Burling­ton Pub­lic Li­brary. Kick off April Break with in­tense dis­cus­sions about cur­rent events, politics, and pop culture. No pre-set topics with Miss Sara serv­ing as a mod­er­a­tor to keep dis­cus­sions civil. Re­fresh­ments served. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired; go to www.burling­tonctli­brary.info.

MOVIE MON­DAY: Movie Mon­days at the Beek­ley presents “CoCo,” vi­brant Dis­ney/ Pixar film that ex­plores the tra­di­tions of the Day of the Dead, a child’s de­sire to be­come a mu­si­cian de­spite his fam­ily’s wishes, April 16, 11 a.m. Free. For in­for­ma­tion call 860-379-7235.

MON­DAY MATI­NEE: Gunn Memorial Li­brary in Washington, will hold April Mon­day Mati­nees at 1 p.m. Reg­is­tra­tion is re­quested; email gun­npro­grams@bib­lio.org or call 860-868-7586. The sched­ule: The Great­est Show­man, April 16, Molly’s Game, April 23. All the Money in the World, April 30.

BINGO: St. Maron’s Church, 613 Main St., Tor­ring­ton, holds bingo games ev­ery Mon­day and Fri­day. Doors open at 4 p.m. Early bingo be­ings at 6 p.m., with pro­gres­sive jack­pots and food for sale.

PROM DRESS SALE: Through the month of April, Val­ley Thrift Shop, 714 Main St., Win­sted, is hold­ing a Prom Dress Sale, with prom dresses for $20 or less, shoes for $6 or less, and ac­ces­sories for $4 or less. The shop is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon­day through Fri­day, Satur­day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Tues­day, April 17

AN­NEX GALLERY: Five Points An­nex Gallery, lo­cated at 17 Wa­ter St. in down­town Tor­ring­ton, will open “Pas­tels on Sheetrock” a new solo ex­hi­bi­tion, April 17-30, with an open­ing re­cep­tion April 20, 4:30-7:30 p.m., free. Gallery hours are Thurs­days through Mon­days, 1-5 p.m., and by ap­point­ment.

HATHA YOGA: Hatha Yoga Classes are held at Wis­dom House; April 3, 10, 17 and 24, 5:30 p.m. Breathe, stretch and deeply re­lax with Bar­bara Put­nam. All lev­els wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter: bd­put­nam@alum.mit.edu or call 860-567-4465 to reg­is­ter.

FASH­ION SHOW: Al­trusa In­ter­na­tional of Litch­field County will hold its an­nual fash­ion show on Wed­nes­day, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Chat­terly’s Ban­quet Fa­cil­ity, 371 Pinewoods Rd., Tor­ring­ton. Prof­its earned will go to sup­port lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions and for College Schol­ar­ships. Fash­ions will be pro­vided by J Jill in Can­ton. Tick­ets are $30, in­clud­ing din­ner, and must be pur­chased in ad­vance. Call 860798-6966 by April 17 to re­serve a seat. There are many chances to win prizes in­clud­ing a $100 gift cer­tifi­cate from J Jill.

BEEK­LEY GARDEN: Plant­ing the Beek­ley Chil­dren’s Garden will be held April 17 at 11 a.m. for ages 3 and up with an adult. Join Ms. Ni­cole in the Chil­dren’s Li­brary to plan and plant the li­brary’s an­nual veg­etable garden. Wear ap­pro­pri­ate gar­den­ing clothes. For more in­for­ma­tion call the Beek­ley Memorial Li­brary at 860-3797235.

SPRING BREAK CAMPS: “Sense”sa­tional Spring Break Camp, April 17-20, with ses­sions for grades 1-3 and grades 4-6, will be held at White Memorial Con­ser­va­tion Cen­ter, Litc­field. Ad­vanced reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired; call 860-567-0857 or visit www.white­memo­ri­alcc.org. Reg­is­tra­tion be­gins March 5. Mem­bers: $20/child per ses­sion or $70/child for the week. Non­mem­bers: $35/child per ses­sion or $120/ child for the week.

Wed­nes­day, April 18

EARTH FILM AND SUP­PER: Earth Film & Soup Sup­per with ““The Rise of Ver­ti­cal Farm­ing” will be held April 18, with sup­per at 6:30 p.m. and the film at 7 p.m. at the Church of Christ, 5 Old Mid­dle St., Goshen. Ad­mis­sion is free. A dis­cus­sion fol­lows the screen­ing.

MEET ECAD: Meet Beau from ECAD: Ed­u­cated Ca­nines As­sist­ing with Dis­abil­i­ties on Wed­nes­day, April 18, 11 a.m. at the Beek­ley Memorial Li­brary, Cen­tral Av­enue, New Hart­ford. Learn about these dogs and what they do. For more in­for­ma­tion call 860-379-7235.

DO­NATE BLOOD: No­ble Hori­zons will hold a Red Cross Blood Drive on April 18, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. There is a crit­i­cal need for blood in Con­necti­cut, es­pe­cially the uni­ver­sal 0-. Ap­point­ments may be made at 1-800-RED-CROSS or www.red­cross­blood.org

BINGO: Sons of Italy, Cen­ter Street, Tor­ring­ton, hosts bingo games on Wed­nes­days, 4-9:30 p.m. with din­ner at 5 and call­ing at 6. For in­for­ma­tion, call the lodge at 860-489-1226.

BINGO: St. Joseph’s Ro­man Catholic Church holds weekly bingo games at St. An­thony School, Oak Street, Win­sted, on Wed­nes­days. Doors open at 5 p.m. with re­fresh­ments and snacks for sale. Games be­gin at 6:35 p.m. Pro­gres­sive jack­pots. For in­for­ma­tion call the church at 860379-3369.

BINGO: St. Maron’s Church, 613 Main St., Tor­ring­ton, holds bingo games ev­ery Mon­day and Fri­day. Doors open at 4 p.m. Early bingo be­ings at 6 p.m., with pro­gres­sive jack­pots and food for sale.

Thurs­day, April 19

SQUADRON MEET­ING: A meet­ing of the North­west Hills Com­pos­ite Squadron Civil Air Pa­trol Aux­il­iary of the United States Air Force will be held Thurs­day, 7-9 p.m. at the Tor­ring­ton Ar­mory South Main Street. For in­for­ma­tion, call Cmdr. Tim Ceritello at 860-620-3670 or email tim­ceritello@gmail.com.

CHESS CLUB: The Litch­field County Chess Club meets Thurs­days at the Tor­ring­ton Li­brary, 12 Day­coeton Place, Tor­ring­ton, from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. on Thurs­days. The in­for­mal club has held sev­eral meet­ings. Mem­ber­ship is free — just show up and play. Adults, teens and older chil­dren with an adult are wel­come. There are plenty of boards and pieces, or bring your own. For in­for­ma­tion, call Alan at 850-430-9317.

DU­PLI­CATE BRIDGE: Du­pli­cate Bridge at the Sul­li­van Se­nior Cen­ter, East Al­bert Street, Tor­ring­ton, Thurs­days from 8:30 a.m. to noon. For in­for­ma­tion, call John Townsend at 860-567-0671. Leave a mes­sage, he will re­turn your call. Bring­ing a part­ner is en­cour­aged but not re­quired. Games are now free of charge.

SNAKES ALIVE: Snakes Alive” with Jay Ka­plan from Roar­ing Brook Na­ture Cen­ter, an in­ter­ac­tive demon­stra­tion fea­tur­ing snakes of all kinds, will be held April 19, 11 a.m. at the Beek­ley Memorial Li­brary, Cen­tral Av­enue, New Hart­ford. For more in­for­ma­tion call the Beek­ley Memorial Li­brary at 860-379-7235.

DI­A­BETES WORK­SHOPS: Peo­ple at risk for de­vel­op­ing di­a­betes, have di­a­betes, or sup­port or care for a per­son with di­a­betes, can learn the lat­est di­a­betes man­age­ment tech­niques at a free 6-week work­shop be­gin­ning Thurs­day, April 19, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at No­ble Hori­zons, Cob­ble Road, Sal­is­bury. Cer­ti­fied di­a­betes in­struc­tor Anne Hum­mel, MS, RN, will dis­cuss med­i­ca­tion, meal plan­ning, ex­er­cise rou­tines, emer­gency treat­ment, blood sugar mon­i­tor­ing and in­ter­pre­ta­tion and much more. Each class be­gins with a walk from 9:3010 a.m. The work­shop con­tin­ues weekly on Thurs­days through May 17, with a fi­nal class on Mon­day, May 21. Call No­ble Hori­zons Di­rec­tor of Ed­u­ca­tion, Cathy Christofel at 860-435-9851, ext. 166 to learn more or to reg­is­ter.

COMM-CON CON­VEN­TION: The Stu­dent Se­nate of North­west­ern Con­necti­cut Community College will spon­sor North­west­ern Comm-Con, a Cos­play, Sci-Fi and Fan­tasy Con­ven­tion, on April 19, 4-8 p.m. on the college’s cam­pus in Win­sted. Stu­dents are ad­mit­ted free with a ticket from the Stu­dent Ac­tiv­i­ties Of­fice in ad­vance. Pub­lic ad­mis­sion $5. The con­ven­tion will have speak­ers, ven­dors and dis­plays. For more in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact An­drew Wet­more, Di­rec­tor of Stu­dent Ac­tiv­i­ties at 860-738-6344, or by email: awet­more@nwcc.edu.

HISTORY BITES: On Thurs­day, April 19th Flan­ders Na­ture Cen­ter, Wood­bury, will present Don Mi­tuzas, pres­i­dent of the Put­nam/Westch­ester Metal De­tect­ing Club, with a “History Bites” lec­ture high­light­ing that search and the dis­cov­er­ies that came from it. The free lunchtime lec­ture se­ries will be held at 12 p.m. at Flan­ders Stu­dio lo­cated at 5 Church Hill Road in Wood­bury. Bring lunch; bev­er­ages and dessert will be pro­vided. Reser­va­tions re­quested, do­na­tions wel­come. To reg­is­ter call 203-263-3711, ext. 10. PROM DRESS SALE: Through the month of April, Val­ley Thrift Shop, 714 Main St., Win­sted, is hold­ing a Prom Dress Sale, with prom dresses for $20 or less, shoes for $6 or less, and ac­ces­sories for $4 or less. The shop is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon­day through Fri­day, Satur­day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Thurs­day , April 19, the North­west­ern Comm-Con takes place at North­west­ern Con­necti­cut Community College, April 19, 4-8 p.m. in both Green­woods Hall Gym­na­sium and Founders Hall Au­di­to­rium. Events are free for stu­dents and staff and $5 for the gen­eral pub­lic. Par­tic­i­pants in cos­play dress are en­cour­aged to visit Green­woods Hall, where a back­drop from the Warner The­ater is avail­able for photo op­por­tu­ni­ties, and the Lau­rel City Fenc­ing So­ci­ety will be demon­strat­ing me­dieval com­bat tech­niques.

ROAST PORK DIN­NER: The Win­sted United Methodist Church, 630 Main St.,will hold a roast pork din­ner, April 19, 6 p.m. at the church. The meal in­cludes roast pork, veg­eta­bles, pota­toes, home­made desserts, and bev­er­ages. Reser­va­tions are ad­vised for eat­ing in, take out, or de­liv­ery in the Win­sted area. Call 860379-6386, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; leave a mes­sage. Food pantry do­na­tions wel­come. Ad­mis­sion is $11 for adults, $6 for chil­dren un­der 23.

Fri­day, April 20

BOOK TALK: An Inky Sum­mer: A Book Talk by Au­thors Fred and Ch­eryl Low­man, will be held April 20, 10:30 a.m. at the Beek­ley Memorial Li­brary, Cen­tral Av­enue, New Hart­ford. Books avail­able for pur­chase and sign­ing. For more in­for­ma­tion on these pro­grams, con­tact the Beek­ley Memorial Li­brary at 860-379-7235.

FRI­DAY FEAST AND DANC­ING: Fri­day Feast and Danc­ing Feet at the Litch­field Community Cen­ter will be held 12-2 p.m. on Fri­day April 20, with mu­sic by Ron Mur­ray. Cost is $7 per per­son, pre-reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. Call 860-567-8302 or visit www.thecom­mu­ni­ty­cen­ter.org.On May 18, Fri­day Feast has mu­sic by Lew & The Good Time Guys.

CARD TRICK CLASS: The David M. Hunt Li­brary in Falls Vil­lage will host its se­cond card trick class for adults and teenagers 14 and up with Master Ma­gi­cian Sandy Rhoades, April 20, 6-8 p.m. The lessons are free and each par­tic­i­pant will be pro­vided with a deck of play­ing cards. Ad­vance signup is re­quired. Drop by the li­brary at 63 Main Street in Falls Vil­lage or call 860-824-7424 to RSVP.

CHAIR YOGA: Chair Yoga is of­fered at the Burling­ton Pub­lic Li­brary on Fri­days, 10:30 a.m., April 6, 13, 20 and 27. Learn to stretch the en­tire body, work on bal­ance and find some time for your­self. No prior yoga ex­pe­ri­ence is re­quired — just comfy clothes, a bot­tle of wa­ter and we pro­vide the chair. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired; go to www.burling­tonctli­brary.info.

PROM DRESS SALE: Through the month of April, Val­ley Thrift Shop, 714 Main St., Win­sted, is hold­ing a Prom Dress Sale, with prom dresses for $20 or less, shoes for $6 or less, and ac­ces­sories for $4 or less. The shop is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon­day through Fri­day, Satur­day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Satur­day, April 21

BINGO: Sons of Italy, Cen­ter Street, Tor­ring­ton, hosts bingo games Satur­day, 4-9:30 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m., games be­gin at 6 p.m. For in­for­ma­tion, call the lodge at 860-489-1226.

INDOOR TAG SALE: The Holy Rosary So­ci­ety of St. John Paul The Great Par­ish, for­merly St. Peter Holy Rosary So­ci­ety, will be hold­ing an Indoor Tag Sale on Satur­day, April 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in St. Peter Hall 107 East Main Street Tor­ring­ton. A wide va­ri­ety of items will be avail­able; free cof­fee pro­vided.

EARTH DAY HIKE: Earth Day is on Satur­day, April 21st and the pub­lic is in­vited to cel­e­brate Earth Day on Satur­day, April 21 with a hike through the Van Vleck Sanc­tu­ary in Wood­bury with nat­u­ral­ist Dr. Ed­ward Boisits. Suit­able for all ages and hik­ing lev­els; meet in the Sugar House Park­ing Lot at 9 a.m. The walk is free; do­na­tions wel­come. Reg­is­ter on­line at www.flan­der­sna­ture­cen­ter.org.or call 203-263-3711 Ext. 10 for more in­for­ma­tion.

SPIR­I­TUAL PRO­GRAM: Wis­dom House will present “The Spir­i­tu­al­ity of Teil­hard de Chardin –Ses­sion 2” with Sally Camp­bell Wood­hall, April 21 from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Un­der­stand how his legacy is present in the cur­rent spir­i­tual cli­mate of ecol­ogy, fem­i­nism, and in­ter­faith di­a­logue. See how his writ­ings chal­lenge us as par­tic­i­pa­tory mem­bers of the earth community. The fee for the pro­gram is $60 per per­son through April 14. Reg­is­tra­tion af­ter that date is $75 . Pro­gram in­cludes lunch. To reg­is­ter call 860-567-3163 or email: pro­grams@wis­dom­house.org

WINE & BEER TAST­ING: Catholic Women’s Club of St. Martin of Tours Par­ish will hold a wine and beer tast­ing fundraiser, April 21, 5:30-8 p.m. at the Canaan Coun­try Club, 74 High St., Canaan. Tick­ets are $30 ad­vance, $35 at the door and in­clude tast­ings, ap­pe­tiz­ers and desserts, gift bas­ket raf­fles and auc­tion. To re­serve by April 19, go to St­marti­nof­toursct.org. 10 per­cent of or­ders placed by April 21 will be do­nated back to CWC, St. Martin of Tours Par­ish.

PO­LAR EX­PLO­RATION: “To the Ends of the Earth: The Truth Be­hind the Glory of Po­lar Ex­plo­ration” A new book by lo­cal au­thor John Dip­pel, will be held April 21, 4 p.m. at the Scov­ille Memorial Li­brary, Sal­is­bury. To reg­is­ter go to scov­il­leli­brary.org

GIFTS OF THE EARTH: Satur­day, April 21, Walk In Beauty: Cel­e­brat­ing the Gifts of the Earth with Thomasina Levy and Les­lie John­son, will be held April 21 at Wis­dom House, Litch­field. For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter www.wis­dom­house.org.

PROM DRESS SALE: Through the month of April, Val­ley Thrift Shop, 714 Main St., Win­sted, is hold­ing a Prom Dress Sale, with prom dresses for $20 or less, shoes for $6 or less, and ac­ces­sories for $4 or less. The shop is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon­day through Fri­day, Satur­day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

SPIR­I­TUAL DRUM­MING: Spir­i­tual Drum­ming with Su­san Strand at Wis­dom House, Litch­field, April 21, 10-11:30 a.m. All lev­els wel­come. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion: sstrand@snet.net

CIVIL WAR ROUND­TABLE: The Con­necti­cut Civil War Round Ta­ble will hold its April meet­ing on Satur­day, April 21 at 7 p.m. at the First Con­gre­ga­tional Church, 835 River­side Ave. in Tor­ring­ton. Au­thor Jamie Malanowski will dis­cuss his book “Com­man­der Will Cush­ing, Dare­devil Hero of the Civil War.” Guests wel­come for $5. More in­for­ma­tion avail­able at www.ctcwrt.org, or by call­ing pres­i­dent Mary-Lou Pav­lik at 860-489-1618.

KITES! EXHIBIT: David M. Hunt Li­brary in Falls Vil­lage, will host the group art exhibit KITES! Flights of Fancy with a free,pub­lic re­cep­tion with sips and nib­bles on Satur­day, April 21, 4-6 p.m. KITES! runs through Satur­day, May 19. For more in­for­ma­tion call 860-824-7424 or visit www.huntli­brary.org.

NOR­FOLK FARM­ERS MAR­KET: The Nor­folk Farm­ers Mar­ket has an­nounced its win­ter dates for 2018. All mar­kets will be held in­side the Nor­folk Town Hall, 29 Maple Ave., Nor­folk, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Re­main­ing date is April 21. Ven­dors vary from mar­ket to mar­ket; visit the Face­book page and www.nor­folk­farm­ers­mar­ket.org to see who will sell­ing that day. Bad weather can­cel­la­tions will also be posted, along with a list ven­dors who ac­cept pre-or­ders.

SEVEN HEARTHS RE­VEALED: “Seven Hearths Re­vealed,” a fundrais­ing party for the Kent His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, will be held April 21 at 6 p.m., Seven Hearths Mu­seum, 4 Stu­dio Hill Rd. Kent. In­cludes silent auc­tion of art­work by lo­cal artists to fund Ge­orge Lau­rence Nel­son Schol­ar­ship. For tick­ets see www.ken­this­tor­i­cal­so­ci­ety.org

EM­POW­ER­ING WOMEN: Work­man Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 60 Bright­wood Av­enue. Tor­ring­ton, will hold an event to em­power women, April 21,10 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet women all walks of life, while shar­ing suc­cess sto­ries through life’s jour­neys. Ad­mis­sion $10 adults, $5 ages 12-18. Re­fresh­ments pro­vided. To reg­is­ter call 860-489-3287 or email us at work­manamez@gmail.com

MYS­TERY AN­I­MAL: White Memorial Con­ser­va­tion Cen­ter, Litch­field, will hold its monthly Mys­tery An­i­mal Meet and Greet, April 21, 3:30 p.m. in the A.B. Ced­err Room. Free to mem­bers, $6 guests, free for chil­dren 12 and un­der.

TRACK­ING THE TIMBERDOODLE: Track­ing the Timberdoodle in Lit­er­a­ture and Na­ture with Gerri Gris­wold at White Memorial Con­ser­va­tion Cen­ter, Litch­field, will be held April 2, 6 p.m. Start with a potluck sup­per and a story, then head out onto the prop­erty in hopes of catch­ing the di­vine mat­ing rit­ual of this “lover of bogs” the Amer­i­can Wood­cock. Bring a dish to share, uten­sils and a place set­ting per per­son, drinks/desserts pro­vided. Cost is $15 mem­bers, $30 guests. To reg­is­ter with pay­ment, call 860-567-0857 to reg­is­ter or reg­is­ter on­line: www.white­memo­ri­alcc.org

VOICES OF PO­ETRY: Mi­nor Memorial Li­brary, 23 South Street, Roxbury, will host an af­ter­noon of ex­cep­tional po­etry and mu­sic, April 21, 2-4 p.m. This free event is a part of Voices of Po­etry, a se­ries of po­etry events or­ga­nized by poet Neil Sil­berblatt. The li­brary is hand­i­cappedac­ces­si­ble. Call the li­brary at 860-350-2181 or visit the web­site at www.mi­normemo­ri­al­li­brary.org for in­for­ma­tion and di­rec­tions.

PROM DRESS SALE: Through the month of April, Val­ley Thrift Shop, 714 Main St., Win­sted, is hold­ing a Prom Dress Sale, with prom dresses for $20 or less, shoes for $6 or less, and ac­ces­sories for $4 or less. The shop is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon­day through Fri­day, Satur­day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

WINE TAST­ING: The Goshen His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will hold its an­nual Wine Tast­ing, April 21, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Sun­set Mead­ows Vine­yards, at 599 Old Mid­dle Road in Goshen. Tick­ets are $20 and are avail­able by call­ing 860-491-3129.

BOOT­LEG BAND CON­CERT: The Boot­Leg Band of CT will be per­form­ing at the Amer­i­can Le­gion Plymouth Post 20 Spring Out BBQ, April 21, 1 p.m. at 245 Main St., Ter­ryville. Food for sale in­clud­ing Phil’s Fa­mous BBQ chicken, sausage burg­ers, ham­burg­ers, hot dogs, sal­ads, raf­fles and mu­sic. Tick­ets are $20 and in­clude one free drink up to a $4 value. Ages 11-17 are $10 and ages 10 and un­der, free. Pro­ceeds sup­port lo­cal vet­er­ans and community pro­grams. For in­for­ma­tion call 860-584-9119.

Sun­day, April 22

EARTH DAY EXPO: An Earth Day Holis­tic Expo,pre­sented by CT Holis­tic Cham­ber of Commerce Chap­ters, will be held Sun­day, April 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Dou­ble­Tree Ho­tel by Hilton, 42 Cen­tury Dr. Bristol. Ven­tors, read­ers and free raf­fles. Learn more at www.face­book.com/ events/1863136480405470/

BANTAM NOW AND THEN: The Bantam His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will spon­sor a Sun­day af­ter­noon pro­gram “Bantam – Now and Then” on April 22, 2 p.m. in Bantam Bor­ough Hall, 890 Bantam Road, Bantam. A Power Point pre­sen­ta­tion will fo­cus on changes to his­toric sites and build­ings in present day Bantam. Ad­mis­sion is free and light re­fresh­ments will be served. For in­for­ma­tion email – ban­tamhis­tor­i­cal­so­ci­ety1975@gmail.com

WHIGVILLE PRIDE DAY: Whigville Pride Day will be held April 22, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. start­ing at the Whigville Grange, 153 South Main Street, Burling­ton. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the Whigville Preser­va­tion Group at 860255-7524 or whigvil­lect@gmail.com.

ACLU AU­THOR TALK: Na­dine Strossen, au­thor and pres­i­dent of the Amer­i­can Civil Lib­er­ties Union (ACLU) from 1991 to 2008 will be dis­cussing the First Amend­ment and her new­est book, “HATE: Why We Should Re­sist it With Free Speech, Not Censorship,” April 22 at 3 p.m. Lo­cal his­to­rian John Dasher will lead a Q&A fol­low­ing the lec­ture. Lec­tures are free for mem­bers and $5 for non-mem­bers. Reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. 860-567-4501 www.litch­field­his­tor­i­cal­so­ci­ety.org

EARTH DAY CEL­E­BRA­TION: An Earth Day Cel­e­bra­tion will be held April 22, 12-3 p.m. at Church of Christ, 5 Old Mid­dle St., Goshen. Free ad­mis­sion. The event will have ed­u­ca­tional pro­grams, hands on learn­ing cen­ters, arts & crafts and food.

READ AND PLAY: A group of Hotchkiss stu­dents will be at Scov­ille Li­brary on Sun­day af­ter­noons, 2-3:30 p.m. through April to do a short story time, and then hang out for an hour to read one-on-one with any kids who want to hear a good book and to play with those who want to build and color. scov­il­leli­brary.org. FILM­MAKER PRO­GRAM: Doc­u­men­tary film­maker Lynn Novick, co-di­rec­tor, with Ken Burns of the land­mark PBS doc­u­men­tary se­ries, “The Viet­nam War” will share se­lected scenes and dis­cuss the chal­lenges of mak­ing the epic film as well as the re­sponse to it around the coun­try and the world., on Sun­day, April 22, 2-4 p.m. in the Kent School’s state-of-the-art Mat­ti­son Au­di­to­rium, 1 Mace­do­nia Road. Reg­is­tra­tion in ad­vance is re­quired; tick­ets $20, no re­served seats. Pro­ceeds ben­e­fit the Kent Memorial Li­brary. Go to kent­memo­ri­al­li­brary.org.

Mon­day, April 23

BINGO: St. Maron’s Church, 613 Main St., Tor­ring­ton, holds bingo games ev­ery Mon­day and Fri­day. Doors open at 4 p.m. Early bingo be­ings at 6 p.m., with pro­gres­sive jack­pots and food for sale. MON­DAY MOVIES: Gunn Memorial Li­brary in Washington, will hold April Mon­day Mati­nees at 1 p.m. Reg­is­tra­tion is re­quested; email gun­npro­grams@bib­lio.org or call 860-868-7586. The sched­ule: LBJ, April 2; Dar­kets Hour, April 9, The Great­est Show­man, April 16, Molly’s Game, April 23. All the Money in the World, April 30.

PROM DRESS SALE: Through the month of April, Val­ley Thrift Shop, 714 Main St., Win­sted, is hold­ing a Prom Dress Sale, with prom dresses for $20 or less, shoes for $6 or less, and ac­ces­sories for $4 or less. The shop is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon­day through Fri­day, Satur­day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Tues­day, April 24

START­ING YOUR OWN BUSINESS: The Amer­i­can Mu­ral Project and the En­trepreneurial Cen­ter of North­west CT will present “What You Need To Know To Start Your Own Business,” April 24, 6 p.m. at North­west­ern Con­necti­cut Com­muntiy College in the Draper Cen­ter. En­tre­pre­neur John Fiorello will share his ex­pe­ri­ence start­ing his business, and Kris Roberts of Roberts Tax Group will speak about tax and re­port­ing re­spon­si­bil­i­ties. For more in­for­ma­tion and to reg­is­ter, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/ e/business-start-up-what-youneed-to-know-tick­ets-44338249899 or con­tact Jane Wil­liams at 860-738-6444 or jwilliams@nwcc.edu. FARM­ERS FILM: Wamogo FFA will screen “Farm­ers for Amer­ica,” a doc­u­men­tary by Gra­ham Meri­wether and nar­rated by Mike Rowe, April 24, 6 p.m. at Wamogo Re­gional High School in the au­di­to­riu, Ad­mis­sion is free. A panel dis­cus­sion of lo­cal agri­cul­tur­ists will be held im­me­di­ately af­ter the show­ing.

NCCC JOB FAIR: North­west­ern Con­necti­cut Community College will host a Job Fair on Tues­day, April 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Mul­ti­pur­pose Room (128) Green­woods Hall, 119 North Main Street, Win­sted. Any prospec­tive job seeker is wel­come to at­tend. HATHA YOGA: Hatha Yoga Classes are held at Wis­dom House; April 3, 10, 17 and 24, 5:30 p.m. Breathe, stretch and deeply re­lax with Bar­bara Put­nam. All lev­els wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter: bd­put­nam@alum.mit.edu or call 860567-4465 to reg­is­ter.

Wed­nes­day, April 25

BINGO: Sons of Italy, Cen­ter Street, Tor­ring­ton, hosts bingo games on Wed­nes­days, 4-9:30 p.m. with din­ner at 5 and call­ing at 6. For in­for­ma­tion, call the lodge at 860-489-1226.

BINGO: St. Joseph’s Ro­man Catholic Church holds weekly bingo games at St. An­thony School, Oak Street, Win­sted, on Wed­nes­days. Doors open at 5 p.m. with re­fresh­ments and snacks for sale. Games be­gin at 6:35 p.m. Pro­gres­sive jack­pots. For in­for­ma­tion call the church at 860-379-3369.

BINGO: St. Maron’s Church, 613 Main St., Tor­ring­ton, holds bingo games ev­ery Mon­day and Fri­day. Doors open at 4 p.m. Early bingo be­ings at 6 p.m., with pro­gres­sive jack­pots and food for sale.

FASH­ION SHOW: Al­trusa In­ter­na­tional of Litch­field County will hold its an­nual fash­ion show on Wed­nes­day, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Chat­terly’s Ban­quet Fa­cil­ity, 371 Pinewoods Rd., Tor­ring­ton. Prof­its earned will go to sup­port lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions and for College Schol­ar­ships. Fash­ions will be pro­vided by J Jill in Can­ton. Tick­ets are $30, in­clud­ing din­ner, and must be pur­chased in ad­vance; reser­va­tions were due by April 17. Call 860-798-6966 for in­for­ma­tion.

MAC­A­RONI SUP­PER: St. John Paul the Great Holy Name So­ci­ety will hold it's 43rd an­nual Mac­a­roni sup­per, April 25-26, 5-7 p.m. at St. Peter Hall, 107 E. Main St. Tor­ring­ton. A full sit down sup­per of salad, bread, mac­a­roni, meat­balls, dessert and bev­er­age will be served. Take outs are avail­able. The pub­lic is warmly wel­comed.

WIN­STED SER­VICES FAIR: The 2nd An­nual Win­sted Ser­vices Fair will be held on Wed­nes­day, April 25, 3-6 p.m. at North­west­ern CT Community College, in Green­woods Hall room 128, 119 North Main Street, Win­sted. Nearly 40 lo­cal ser­vice providers and area or­ga­ni­za­tions rep­re­sent­ing food and nu­tri­tion, health care, be­hav­ioral health, safety, trans­porta­tion, older adults, youth/chil­dren, and gen­eral ser­vices will be avail­able to share in­for­ma­tion and an­swer ques­tions about their avail­able re­sources. The fair is open to the pub­lic.

Thurs­day, April 26

MAC­A­RONI SUP­PER: St. John Paul the Great Holy Name So­ci­ety will hold it's 43rd an­nual Mac­a­roni sup­per, April 26, 5-7 p.m. at St. Peter Hall, 107 E. Main St. Tor­ring­ton. A full sit down sup­per of salad, bread, mac­a­roni, meat­balls, dessert and bev­er­age will be served. Take outs are avail­able. The pub­lic is warmly wel­comed.

SQUADRON MEET­ING: A meet­ing of the North­west Hills Com­pos­ite Squadron Civil Air Pa­trol Aux­il­iary of the United States Air Force will be held Thurs­day, 7-9 p.m. at the Tor­ring­ton Ar­mory South Main Street. For in­for­ma­tion, call Cmdr. Tim Ceritello at 860-620-3670 or email tim­ceritello@gmail.com.

CHESS CLUB: The Litch­field County Chess Club meets Thurs­days at the Tor­ring­ton Li­brary, 12 Day­coeton Place, Tor­ring­ton, from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. on Thurs­days. The in­for­mal club has held sev­eral meet­ings. Mem­ber­ship is free — just show up and play. Adults, teens and older chil­dren with an adult are wel­come. There are plenty of boards and pieces, or bring your own. For in­for­ma­tion, call Alan at 850-430-9317.

DU­PLI­CATE BRIDGE: Du­pli­cate Bridge at the Sul­li­van Se­nior Cen­ter, East Al­bert Street, Tor­ring­ton, Thurs­days from 8:30 a.m. to noon. For in­for­ma­tion, call John Townsend at 860-567-0671. Leave a mes­sage, he will re­turn your call. Bring­ing a part­ner is en­cour­aged but not re­quired. Games are now free of charge.

COOK TALK, DEMO: Pro­fes­sion­ally trained chef and CT au­thor, John E. Finn will de­liver a talk and demon­stra­tion on his re­cent book, “The Per­fect Omelet: Es­sen­tial Recipes for the Home Cook,” April 26, 6:30 p.m. in the Wyke­ham Room of the Gunn Memorial Li­brary in Washington. The pro­gram is free; to reg­is­ter, email gun­npro­grams@bib­lio.org or call 860-868-7586

Fri­day, April 27

CON­TRA DANCE: The Falls Vil­lage Chil­dren's The­ater at the Cen­ter on Main will host a Community Con­tra Dance on Fri­day, April 27, 7 - 10 p.m. Ad­mis­sion is $8 for adults, $5 for chil­dren 12 and un­der and a fam­ily cap of $20. Wa­ter and light re­fresh­ments avail­able. No part­ners are needed, no ex­pe­ri­ence is nec­es­sary and it is a fam­ily friendly event. Fun, en­er­getic dances called by Eric Holl­man to lively Amer­i­can and Celti­c­rooted mu­sic pro­vided by Wild Cat Creek.

CHAIR YOGA: Chair Yoga is of­fered at the Burling­ton Pub­lic Li­brary on Fri­days, 10:30 a.m., April 6, 13, 20 and 27. Learn to stretch the en­tire body, work on bal­ance and find some time for your­self. No prior yoga ex­pe­ri­ence is re­quired — just comfy clothes, a bot­tle of wa­ter and we pro­vide the chair. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired; go to www.burling­tonctli­brary.info.

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