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Thurs­day, June 14

AU­THOR TALK: An­thony Pioppi: The Finest Nines and To the Nines, June 14, 7 p.m., at Wes­leyan RJ Ju­lia Book­store, 413 Main St., Mid­dle­town. De­tails at Wes­leyan.edu/rjju­li­a­book­store or call 860-6853939.

TENT RE­VIVAL: The Fish­er­men Min­istry will hold a week­long Chris­tian Tent Re­vival at Markham Mead­ows Camp­ground, Markham Roadd in East Hamp­ton, be­gin­ning Mon­day, June 11 and run­ning through Saturday, June 16. Meet­ings will be­gin each night at 7 p.m. with praise and wor­ship led by Steven H. Atherton. All are wel­come. Learn more at www.the­fish­er­men­min­istry.org

BABY RHYME TIME: Baby Rhyme Time meets June 7, 14, 21, 28, 10:30 a.m. in the Ac­tiv­ity Room, Rus­sell Li­brary, 123 Broad Street, Mid­dle­town. Sing songs, learn rhymes, fin­ger plays and more in this fun, in­ter­ac­tive pro­gram.For ba­bies birth - 12 months and their care­givers. Drop in; no reg­is­tra­tion.

BABY BOUNCE: Baby Bounce at the Deep River Pub­lic Li­brary, on June 7, 14; 10:30 a.m. Join us for a story time for ba­bies, new­born to 24 months. Sim­ple sto­ries and songs, fol­lowed by play and so­cial time. Older sib­lings may at­tend. No reg­is­tra­tion re­quired.

MIL­I­TARY WRIT­ING GROUP: We Were There: Writ­ing Your Mil­i­tary Ex­pe­ri­ences, will meet Thursdays, June 7, 14, 21, and 28, 6:30 p.m. in Meet­ing Room 2, Rus­sell Li­brary, 123 Broad Street, Mid­dle­town. Au­thor Elisabeth Petry will con­tinue to lead The Veter­ans' Writ­ing Group which in­vites veter­ans to share their sto­ries and pho­tos in their own voices. All veter­ans, ei­ther ac­tive or re­tired, are en­cour­aged to come and share their ex­pe­ri­ences. The work­shop fa­cil­i­ta­tor is Christy Billings. She can be reached at 860-347-2528 x 160 or cbillings@rus­sel­l­li­brary.org. Spon­sored by the Friends of the Rus­sell Li­brary.

AU­THOR TALK: An­thony Pioppi: “The Finest Nines and To the Nines,” June 14, 7 p.m., free, at Wes­leyan R.J. Ju­lia Book­store, 413 Main St., Mid­dle­town. De­tails at Wes­leyan.edu/rjju­li­a­book­store or call 860-685-3939

HEALTH TALK: A Health Ed­u­ca­tion Talk: Oh My Aching Joints, June 14, 6:30 p.m. in the Hub­bard Room, Rus­sell Li­brary, 123 Broad Street, Mid­dle­town. Learn ef­fec­tive strate­gies to cope with pain and im­prove mo­bil­ity. Spon­sored by Phys­i­cal Ther­apy & Sports Medicine Cen­ters of Mid­dle­town.

OPEN HOUSE, SHOE DRIVES: WHIS will hold an open house June 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and will con­tinue its Shoes for Or­phan Souls shoe drive. New shoes will also be col­lected June 11-15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. All sizes and types of brand new shoes are ac­cepted, great­est need is for ath­letic or can­vas shoes, sizes Youth 1 to Adult 10. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Shawn Spurrier at 1-866-774-SHOE or e-mail sspurrier@buck­ner.org. CON­CERT IN THE GAR­DEN: Leif Nils­son Spring Street Stu­dio and Gallery at One Spring Street, Ch­ester, CT presents the next Con­cert in the Gar­den with Eric Fre­sia and opener Ar­row­head, June 14, 7-9 p.m. Ad­mis­sion $20, out­door seat­ing, in­side if it rains. BYOB.

Fri­day, June 15

SUM­MER READ­ING: Ac­ton Pub­lic Li­brary’s sum­mer read­ing pro­gram for chil­dren in­fant to grade 5be­gins on June 15 and runs through Aug. 4. Go to WANDOO READER, the statewide on­line sum­mer read­ing log and fol­low the link at www.ac­ton­li­brary.org or come into the li­brary to track your time, write book re­views and claim prizes. All read­ing counts, in­clud­ing be­ing read to, or read­ing to some­one else. Earn a read­ing buck for ev­ery 20 minutes to ‘spend’ at the li­brary’s gen­eral store and “pur­chase” pet food at the li­brary to help feed shel­ter an­i­mals.

TENT RE­VIVAL: The Fish­er­men Min­istry will hold a week­long Chris­tian Tent Re­vival at Markham Mead­ows Camp­ground, Markham Roadd in East Hamp­ton, be­gin­ning Mon­day, June 11 and run­ning through Saturday, June 16. Meet­ings will be­gin each night at 7 p.m. with praise and wor­ship led by Steven H. Atherton. All are wel­come. Learn more at www.the­fish­er­men­min­istry.org

FAM­ILY HIS­TORY: Get ex­pert help re­search­ing your fam­ily his­tory at the God­frey Me­mo­rial Li­brary, 134 New­field St., Mid­dle­town, June 2, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., June 5, June 15, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free to mem­bers, $10 ses­sion for guests. Bring your lap­top. Call 860-346-4375 for more info. No pre-reg­is­tra­tion nec­es­sary.

CAT TALES WALK-A-THON: Cat Tales will hold its an­nual Walk-A-Thon/Run on Saturday, June 23, to raise aware­ness and fund­ing for cats and kit­tens. The event is rain or shine and is held at Mid­dle­sex Com­mu­nity Col­lege’s up­per park­ing lot, 100 Train­ing Hill Road, Mid­dle­town. Reg­is­tra­tion be­gins at 9:30 a.m. Walk/run be­gins at 10:30 a.m. Go to http://www.cat­talesct.org/walk-a-thon­run/ to reg­is­ter, view the de­tails. To do­nate or spon­sor a Cat Tales par­tic­i­pant, go to https://www.crow­drise.com/2018CatTalesWalkRun. Friendly dogs on a leash are en­cour­aged to join the walk; wa­ter sta­tions pro­vided on the trail. For in­for­ma­tion email info@Cat­TalesCT.org or call 860-3449043.

OPEN HOUSE, SHOE DRIVES: WHIS will hold an open house June 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and will con­tinue its Shoes for Or­phan Souls shoe drive. New shoes will also be col­lected June 11-15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. All sizes and types of brand new shoes are ac­cepted, great­est need is for ath­letic or can­vas shoes, sizes Youth 1 to Adult 10. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Shawn Spurrier at 1-866-774-SHOE or e-mail sspurrier@buck­ner.org.

FUN FRI­DAY: Fun Fri­day at the Deep River Pub­lic Li­brary, June 1, 8, 15; 10:30 am. Sto­ries and songs in an in­ter­ac­tive set­ting, fol­lowed by craft and open play. Per­fect for the preschool set.

Saturday, June 16

STORY TIME: Story Time! Ocean Meets Sky, June 16, 10:30 a.m,. at Wes­leyan RJ Ju­lia Book­store, 413 Main St., Mid­dle­town.. De­tails at Wes­leyan.edu/rjju­li­a­book­store or call 860-685-3939

TOWN WIDE TAG SALE: East Hamp­ton's Town Wide Tag Sale Day, spon­sored by the Chatham His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, will be held on Saturday, June 16. Over 60 tag sale sites will be lo­cated on free maps in the Town Hall park­ing lot and at the in­ter­sec­tion of Main and Bar­ton Hill. Find ven­dors at the mu­seum grounds at 6 Bevin Blvd. Look for the CHS sign and bal­loons in­di­cat­ing the reg­is­tered sites. Park on only one side of all streets to avoid bot­tle­necks and space for emer­gency ve­hi­cles. The rain date June 23.

TENT RE­VIVAL: The Fish­er­men Min­istry will hold a week­long Chris­tian Tent Re­vival at Markham Mead­ows Camp­ground, Markham Roadd in East Hamp­ton, be­gin­ning Mon­day, June 11 and run­ning through Saturday, June 16. Meet­ings will be­gin each night at 7 p.m. with praise and wor­ship led by Steven H. Atherton. All are wel­come. Learn more at www.the­fish­er­men­min­istry.org

STAEHLY WIN­ERY: Come, Sip, Stay, Play, cel­e­bra­tion of man’s best friend, a day out at the win­ery, will be held Saturday, June 16, 12-6 p.m. The fundrais­ing event fea­tures lo­cal shel­ter dogs avail­able for adop­tion from Con­necti­cut An­i­mal House. Dogs that are crowd friendly, vac­ci­nated, and on fixed-length non-re­tractable leashes are wel­come and can join a mile-long hike through the farm and other ac­tiv­i­ties. Food and bev­er­age trucks avail­able. Full event de­tails are avail­able on the Farm’s web­site at www.staehlys.com/cssp

BANDS AT HAR­BOR PARK: An af­ter­noon of mu­sic by lo­cal bands with ven­dors, food trucks, arts and crafts and other ac­tiv­i­ties, will be held June 16, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at Har­bor Park,Mid­dle­town. Bands in­clude (in order of ap­pear­ance) Old Lyme Town Band, 11 a.m, West­erly Band, 12 p.m., South Wind­sor Com­mu­nity Band, 1 p.m., Farm­ing­ton Val­ley Band, 2 p.m., Sims­bury Band, 3 p.m., Solid Oak Band, 4 p.m., Mid­dle­town High School Jazz Band, 5 p.m., Mid­dle­town Sym­phonic Band,. 6 p.m. Ad­mis­sion is free, and park­ing is avail­able in Melilli Plaza.

COM­MU­NITY ART PROJECT: On the River: A Com­mu­nity Art Project, will be held June 16, 10:30 a.m. in the Hub­bard Room, Rus­sell Li­brary, 123 Broad Street, Mid­dle­town. In this hands-on art class, par­tic­i­pants will work to­gether to cre­ate a mu­ral based on a well-known piece of art. Ma­te­ri­als pro­vided, or bring your own. Reg­is­tra­tion sug­gested; drop-ins ac­cepted if there’s room. Call the In­for­ma­tion Desk at 860-347-2520. Spon­sored by the Friends of the Rus­sell Li­brary.

DUD­LEY FARM MAR­KET: The Dud­ley Farm Farm­ers’ Mar­ket meets from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 2351 Durham Rd, Guil­ford. Su­san Peak, song­writer, singer, and in­stru­men­tal­ist, of Stu­dio Blue Gui­tar, will per­form. Chil­dren’s Cor­ner (10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.) with story-telling with Bar­bara Kiesel. Ven­dors will of­fer lo­cal and or­ganic food. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 203-457-0770, visit www.dud­ley­farm.com, or Face­book: Dud­ley Farm Farm­ers’ Mar­ket.

FAM­ILY HIS­TORY: Write Your Fam­ily His­tory with help from the writ­ing group at the God­frey Me­mo­rial Li­brary, 134 New­field St., Mid­dle­town. Meet­ing is June 16, 9:30-11 a.m. Free to mem­bers, $10 per ses­sion. Bring a lap­top. Call 860-346-4375 for more in­for­ma­tion. No pre-reg­is­tra­tion nec­es­sary.

Sun­day, June 17

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

Mon­day, June 18

CAT TALES WALK-A-THON: Cat Tales will hold its an­nual Walk-A-Thon/Run on Saturday, June 23, to raise aware­ness and fund­ing for cats and kit­tens. The event is rain or shine and is held at Mid­dle­sex Com­mu­nity Col­lege’s up­per park­ing lot, 100 Train­ing Hill Road, Mid­dle­town. Reg­is­tra­tion be­gins at 9:30 a.m. Walk/run be­gins at 10:30 a.m. Go to http://www.cat­talesct.org/walk-a-thon-run/ to reg­is­ter, view the de­tails. To do­nate or spon­sor a Cat Tales par­tic­i­pant, go to https:// www.crow­drise.com/2018CatTalesWalkRun. Friendly dogs on a leash are en­cour­aged to join the walk; wa­ter sta­tions pro­vided on the trail. For in­for­ma­tion email info@Cat­TalesCT.org or call 860-3449043.

DIG­I­TAL LIFE: Man­age Your Dig­i­tal Life at the Durham Li­brary will be held Mon­day, June 18 at 7 p.m. Learn how to keep and or­ga­nize your files, pho­tos, and on­line ac­counts so that you can find what you need, when you need it. Reg­is­tra­tion sug­gested. Reg­is­ter on­line at http://www.durham­li­brary.org/pro­gram­reg­is­tra­tion/

Tues­day, June 19

CAT TALES WALK-A-THON: Cat Tales will hold its an­nual Walk-A-Thon/Run on Saturday, June 23, to raise aware­ness and fund­ing for cats and kit­tens. The event is rain or shine and is held at Mid­dle­sex Com­mu­nity Col­lege’s up­per park­ing lot, 100 Train­ing Hill Road, Mid­dle­town. Reg­is­tra­tion be­gins at 9:30 a.m. Walk/run be­gins at 10:30 a.m. Go to http://www.cat­talesct.org/walk-a-thon-run/ to reg­is­ter, view the de­tails. To do­nate or spon­sor a Cat Tales par­tic­i­pant, go to https:// www.crow­drise.com/2018CatTalesWalkRun. Friendly dogs on a leash are en­cour­aged to join the walk; wa­ter sta­tions pro­vided on the trail. For in­for­ma­tion email info@Cat­TalesCT.org or call 860-3449043. MYS­TERY BOOK GROUP: The Durham Li­brary’s Mys­tery Book Dis­cus­sion group will meet Tues­day, June 19 at 7:30 p.m to dis­cuss Mag­pie Mur­ders by An­thony Horowitz. Copies of the book are avail­able at the li­brary. Drop in.

STRAW­BERRY FES­TI­VAL: St. Brid­get's An­nual Straw­berry Fes­ti­val, Tues­day, June 19, from 6-8 p.m. in the church hall, 75 Moodus-Leesville Road, Moodus. $6 for a gen­er­ous serv­ing, en­joy fresh­picked berries and real whipped cream on an old-fash­ioned bis­cuit. Chil­dren's por­tions, $3. Bev­er­ages are in­cluded. Take-out or­ders, in­clud­ing bev­er­ages, will also be avail­able. Raf­fle tick­ets for theme bas­kets will be sold, with the win­ning tick­ets to be drawn that night. Tick­ets are $1, or 6 for $5.

TED TALK: TED Talk meets at the Henry Carter Hull Li­brary on the 3rd Tues­day of each month at 9:30 a.m. for a dis­cus­sion of en­gag­ing ideas and top­ics guided by a cu­rated se­lec­tion of TED Talk short films. The topic for June 19 is Sur­pris­ing Sto­ries from the An­i­mal King­dom, pre­sented by Lynn Hidek. Free.

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