Looking for something different to do this weekend? Here is a sampling of events in the area on Saturday, April 10, 2010
A pancake breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Franklin Congregational Church. Adults $5, seniors $4, children $3 (under age 3 eat free).
A craft show will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Windham High School, 355 High St., Willimantic. Admission $1. Proceeds benefit Project Graduation.
A book sale will take place at the Chaplin Library, 130 Chaplin St. in Chaplin from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (860) 455-9424 for more information.
A writer’s workshop will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at Whispering River Gallery, 956 Main St., Willimantic. Writers will give each other tips on making their work better and get it ready for contests, freelance writing, journals writing, publishing or just scrapbook writing. The workshop is free, but donations are accepted. Refreshments, writing material and handouts will be available. Space is limited, call (860) 465-9285 to register.
Free clothes, books, toys, kitchen items and more will be available at a “free swap” event at the Baptist Fellowship Church, 198 Route 6, Columbia. The event is from noon to 3 p.m. Call (860) 228-0102 for more information.
The Windham Textile & History Museum, 411 Main St., Willimantic presents a bookmaking workshop, for ages 6 and up, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Participants can make their own book from cardboard and paper using just needle and thread. Admission is $2 per person (free for museum Kids Club members). Reservations requested for this event. Call (860) 377-7755 for more information and/or reservations.
The art of creativity will be discussed from 2 to 4 p.m. at the “Express Yourself: The Creative Process and Lyric/Song Writing” program, which will be conducted by Connecticut State Troubadour Lara Herscovitch at the Song-a-Day Music Center, 2809 Boston Turnpike (Route 44), Coventry. Cost is $30. Call (860) 742-6878 or visit songadaymusic.com.
A chili challenge fundraiser to benefit The American Cancer Society will take place at the Willington Hill Fire Dept. (24 Old Farms Road) from 4 p.m. until the chili runs out. Cost is $5 per person. Children under 6 are free. Bring your own beverages. Call (860) 933-9536 for more information. A prize will be awarded to the top chili contestant.
Roast pork dinner
A roast pork dinner is slated for the First Congregational Church of Coventry, 1171 Main St., Coventry. Dinner is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Take-out orders are available. Cost is $8 adults, $7 seniors, $4 children ages 6-12 and free for children under age 6.
Dinner theater, “The Movie Game”
The play “The Movie Game” starts with a 6:30 p.m. dinner, followed by an 8 p.m. show. The Windham Theatre Guild production is at the Burton Leavitt Theatre, 779 Main St., Willimantic. Tickets are $40 for adults, $38 for students/seniors. For reservations and information, call the Windham Theatre Guild at (860) 423-2245 or buy tickets on-line at www.windhamtheatreguild.org.
More theater: “Distance from here”
Eastern Connecticut State University presents the play ‘Distance from Here’ at 7:30 p.m. in the Harry Hope Theater, Shafer Hall, ECSU, 83 Windham St. Willimantic. Cost is $5 for students and groups of 10 or more, $10 for seniors, ECSU faculty, staff, alumni and $12 to the public. Call (860) 465-5123 for more information.
Folk music will be offered beginning at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Bread Box music series at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 220 Valley St., Willimantic. Tom Callinan and Lara Herscovitch perform. Donation is $10 and it benefits the Covenant Soup Kitchen. Tickets at Fred’ Brickhouse Café in Willimantic and Song-A-Day Music in Coventry. (or come to the church).
A cabaret-style evening is offered beginning at 9 p.m. at the Opus on Main Street Steakhouse in Willimantic. The cabaret event includes vaudeville acts, live music and local talent performing to benefit S.P.A.R.K. (Saving Performing Arts by Reaching Kids) a summer workshop for area students designed to teach performing arts techniques and jump-start a choral program at Windham High School. Call (860) 423-8899 or (860) 465-6607 for more information.
Posted April 9, 2010