Friday, Nov. 9
HOLIDAY CRAFT SALE: A pop up holiday craft sale at the East Hampton Senior Center, Nov. 9, 1-5 p.m. Find one of a kind hand-made gifts for those hard to shop for friends and family members. All proceeds benefit the East Hampton Senior Center Programs.
PAINT A KINDNESS ROCK: Kindness Rocks, Nov. 9, 4 p.m. in the Activity Room, Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. Paint a rock or two to add to our Kindness Rocks garden. For ages 5 and up (kindergarten to adult). No registration required.
LATIN AMERICAN QUARTET: The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main St., Middletown, presents the Latin American quartet, Vagabond Bandido, on Nov. 9, 8 p.m. Tickets and details, go to www.buttonwood.org or call 860-3474957.
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. 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.
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 860-7594040 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 email@example.com.
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
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: 860-669-3889; 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.