The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT)

County Democrats to convene Wednesday

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BANTAM — Local Democrats will hold their convention to nominate a candidate to run in the 66th District against incumbent state Rep. David Wilson, according to a release. The convention will be held at La Cupola’s Restaurant in Bantam starting at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday and includes Litchfield, Morris, Warren, Bethlehem and Woodbury.

Local Democrats will also be holding a convention to nominate a candidate for the 14 towns that make up the 30th State Senate District to challenge state Sen. Craig Miner at La Cupola’s Restaurant on May 21, starting at 7:30 p.m.

All registered Democrats are invited to attend both events, organizers said.

For informatio­n, contact Temporary Chairman Audrey Blondin at 860-489-8997.

Saturday in the Park planning underway

The Torrington Arts and Culture Commission will present its annual Saturday in the Park on June 3 at 10 a.m. Held at Coe Memorial Park, the event includes an arts and crafts fair, live music, food and beverages as well as an appearance of the Market Place Express train with rides around the park.

Vendor applicatio­ns are available at http://coepark.eventbrite.com. For informatio­n, email actcommiss­ion@gmail.com.

‘American Pickers’ coming to state

“American Pickers” Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team will return to Connecticu­t to film episodes of the hit series throughout the region in June.

“American Pickers” is a documentar­y series that explores the fascinatin­g world of antique “picking” on the History channel. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques.

As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, the duo is on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics. Along the way, the pickers want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptiona­l items. The pair hopes to give historical­ly significan­t objects a new lease on life, while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way.

“American Pickers” is looking for leads and would love to explore hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulati­on of antiques the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send us your name, phone number, location and descriptio­n of the collection with photos to: americanpi­ckers@cineflix.com or call 855-OLD-RUST. facebook: @GotAPick

“American Pickers” is produced by Cineflix Production­s for History. New episodes air Mondays at 9 p.m. EST on History.

Local Purple Heart recipients sought

TORRINGTON — The City of Torrington and the Military Order of the Purple Heart are seeking Purple Heart recipients, Gold Star families and relatives of any Litchfield County resident who has received a Purple Heart from the U.S. government, including current, past or posthumous recipients. Mayor Elinor Carbone and the city wants to honor these recipients by designatin­g Torrington as a “Purple Heart City.”

Call Maurette Wall at the Office of the Mayor at 860-489-2228 and provide the name of the person to be honored and the contact informatio­n for that individual, their family member or friend.

Flanders to hold annual 5K run

WOODBURY — Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust will hold the fourth annual “Field & Forest” 5K trail run on June 8 at 6 p.m. at the Flanders Van Vleck sanctuary.

All ages and skill levels of runners, joggers and walkers are welcome to register for the 3.1mile run/walk through the trails and rolling hills of the nature center. After the race, participan­ts will enjoy a celebratio­n with food trucks and stations which include La Tavola pizza truck, pulled pork sliders from Bantam’s Wood’s Pit BBQ, a burger station, the Comfort Zone truck which offers an array of specialty toppings on pretzels, and beer from Woodbury Brewing Co.. Live music will be provided by the popular local rock band, Root Six.

A registrati­on fee of $35 for 13 years or older includes the run or walk, two food truck items and for those over age 21, a compliment­ary craft beer. This fee goes up to $40 between June 1 and June 7 and to $45 on race day.

For younger walkers and runners age 12 and under, the fee is $30 through June 7 or $35 the day of the race, which includes the vouchers for food items. Online fees are extra. Additional food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Awards will be given to top male and female finishers overall as well as in eight age categories ranging from age under 10 to over 60.

For full informatio­n and to register online, go to flandersna­turecenter.org and click on the trail run box on the homepage.

The race will begin promptly at 6 p.m. and will be held rain or shine; however, Flanders reserves the right to cancel in the case of lightening. The event cannot accommodat­e strollers or pets on the course.

Major event sponsors which include: Aquarian, Bank of America, Crossfit Strong town, Michael Friedman Orthodonti­cs, Dr. William Filchak, Homes by Heather, Ion Bank, Main Street Financial Group, Quassy, Thule, Webster Bank, Westover School and Woodbury Brewing Co.

‘Unwind’ benefits Warren library

WARREN — The Warren Public Library invites you to Unwind — a benefit event of wine, cheese, and chocolate pairings on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Hopkins Vineyard in Warren.

This fundraiser will feature Arethusa Farm cheeses and Thorncrest Farm & Milk House chocolates paired with select Hopkins Vineyard wines. A collection of gift baskets will be up for silent auction and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Live acoustic music by Steven Christofor, of Ridgefield, will round out the evening.

Presale tickets $20/person are available at the Warren Library. Tickets will be sold at the door the day of the event $25/person. All proceeds will benefit the Warren Public Library. For informatio­n visit ,warrenctli­brary.org or call the library at 860-868-2195.

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