The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present Stephen Adly Guirgis’ “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” from now through Sunday, Nov. 7 in the Studio Theatre on the Storrs Campus. For show times and ticket information call (860) 486-4226 or visit the Web site at www.crt.uconn.edu
A Day for Women
This event is presented by the Women of Storrs Community Church, 90 Tolland Tpke., in Coventry, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rev. Barbara Ettinger, Area Director of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, will speak about “God’s Power of Attraction” and workshops will include cooking, crafts, touches of healthy movement, as well as spiritual growth seminars and assorted discussion groups. Light breakfast and lunch included. A “Girls Track” for girls 7th-12th grade will parallel the Women’s program. Adults $30, students $20, walk-ins $35. Info. Dori Barnett (860) 423-6753.
Ashford Fall bake sale
At the Ashford Senior Center, 25 Tremko Lane, Rte. 44 across from the Knowlton Town Hall, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch available. Info. (860) 487-5122.
Pre-holiday Sale – Windham
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 358 South Windham Road (across from the Congregational Church). Baked goods, Holiday crafted items, Beanie Babies, Collectible lighted firehouses. Home made pickles and relish and attic treasures. Rain, snow or shine.
Beat MS with a Party of Gold – Windham
Dawn Ducot is looking for more than a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow – she’s looking for a cure. Ducot, a Willimantic resident, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis three years ago after initially experiencing vision problems and tests to determine the cause led to her diagnosis. Since then, she has dealt with a multitude of symptoms associated with the disease and recently has been losing the ability to see color in her right eye. Ducot will host a Party of Gold fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at CG Real Estate Office, 361 Boston Post Road in North Windham. The Party of Gold is a company that pays customers for old, broken or discarded gold and writes checks for guests during the event. During the fundraiser, 15 percent of all proceeds will be donated to the Connecticut Chapter. For more info and how to participate, please contact Dawn Ducot (860) 794-6945 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
World Community Day – Windham
This event is presented by the Calvary Baptist Church, 412 Valley St., Willimantic, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Gathering & Fellowship at 10:30 a.m. Program Themes: Building the Beloved Community, How do we make our Willimantic community a Beloved Community; In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. For women who are in recovery programs and feeling economic insecurity, Rita Pulliam will share some of her life experiences and the story of recovery.
Hebron art show
This event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Gilead Hill School, 580 Gilead Rd. (Route 85) in Hebron. “Hebron Creates!” is a group of artists from Hebron and surrounding towns whose mission is to bring fine art to the residents of this area. A variety of artists will sell photography, painting, sculpture, jewelry and more. At the same time there will be four studios open around town. A map and program will be available at the school. Parking and the entrance to the show is on the right. Info. Neal Alderman (860) 228-2678.
Holiday Fair – Coventry
Come to St. Mary’s Church on Route 31 in Coventry, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Booths will include: Christmas Shoppe, Ye Olde Country Store, The Jewelry Booth, The Doll & Toy Shoppe, Sewing & Stitchery Shoppe, The Religious Store, Small Raffle Booth, Haitian Crafts, Parish Bakery, Fried Dough and a food concession. Info. (860) 742-0681.
Holiday crafts – Columbia
Enjoy this craft fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Columbia Congregational Church, 325 Route 87, Columbia. Church Bazaar and Bake Sale, Professional Craft Booths, Attic Treasures, Deacon’s Diner serving chowder, sandwiches, pie. Info (860) 228 9306, or visit www.colcch.org.
Hebron FD 75th anniversary parade
The Hebron Fire Department will celebrate its 75th Anniversary with a parade beginning at noon (rain date, Nov. 7). The parade route is through the center of town along Main Street and Church Street. Several other town fire departments will be in the parade, as well as organizations dedicated to public service. Local Veterans will also be honored to commemorate Veteran’s Day. You can show your support by stopping by the fire department at 44 Main Street and purchasing a commemorative glass for $8 or T-shirt for $15. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or inquiries on how to get involved.
The Civil War’s greatest hits – Franklin
This event will be at the Dr. Ashbel Woodward Museum, 387 Route 32 in Franklin, and begins at 2 p.m. Museum director Rick Spencer performs his historic music program, “The Greatest Hits of the Civil War: America’s First Professional Songwriters” and features songs written by Daniel Emmett, Stephen Foster, Henry Clay Work and George F. Root. Theirs were among the most popular songs of the period of the War Between the States. The presentation also includes a discussion of the impact, both positive and negative, of the minstrel shows on American culture. Admission free. Donations gratefully accepted. Info. (860) 642-1988 or email email@example.com
Spaghetti dinner – Windham
Come enjoy some homecooked spaghetti and meatballs, from 4 to 7 p.m., at 35 Valley St. in Willimantic, sponsored by and to benefit St. Mary/St. Joseph School’s 8th grade class. Adults $8, Seniors and Children under 12 $5, children under age 3 eat free. Take-out available.
Ham and bean dinner – Lebanon
Sit down and enjoy some ham and beans from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Lebanon Fire Safety Complex, 23 Goshen Hill Rd., Lebanon. Proceeds benefit Neighbors Helping Neighbors, the town of Lebanon’s Food Cupboard. Ham, beans, potato salad, coleslaw, bread and dessert. $8 adults, $5 for children 10 & under, children 3 years old and younger eat free. Raffle baskets available. Event sponsored by area Lebanon Churches. Questions: (860) 642-7975.
Star-gazing party – Willington
This event is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Fenton Ruby Park Upper Hayfield. Please join local amateur astronomer Paul Pribula for a free guided tour of the early night sky. Dress warm for the early fall evening weather, bring a small flashlight and binoculars if you have them, but most important bring your curiosity about the stars and planets. Telescopes will be set up for your viewing pleasure. We will meet in the hayfield located just to the north of the Fenton Ruby Park parking lot, with parking along the side of Moose Meadow Road. Info., Chris @ (860) 429-8384. Heavy clouds or precipitation cancels the event, so “intention” clear skies!
Dance and auction – Windham
To benefit the Michael Breden Fund, this event is from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Franco American Social and Civic Club, at 116 Club Road (just after the Willimantic Country Club golf course). Michael died of complications related to a lung transplant on Oct. 18. Funds will help his family. Come enjoy classic rock by Cruz Machine. And there will be art, photography, gift certificates, jewelry, and themed baskets. Tickets are $10, sold at Cafemantic, Willimantic Food Coop, at the door, or by calling (860) 377-1008. Donations also can be made to the Michael Breden Fund, c/o New Alliance Bank, 6 Storrs Rd., Willimantic, CT 06226.
“Pink Martini” at the Jorgensen – UConn
This event begins at 8 p.m. Ah, the martini: classic, a little sassy and comfortable in any crowd and time. Add pink and you’ve got a real party. So, “Pink Martini,” the retro, worldly band with more musical influences than one continent can hold, will swing in to celebrate the renovated Jorgensen Center’s “soft” reopening. The 12-piece “little orchestra from Portland, Oregon,” will perform songs from its four albums and a fifth new one. The Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts is located at 2132 Hillside Road on the UConn campus in Storrs. Regular tickets are $45, $38 and $34, with some discounts available. Tickets (860) 486-4226, Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., or online jorgensen.uconn.edu.
The First Congregational Church of Coventry, 1171 Main St., is looking for crafters for a Church Fair on Nov. 19 and 20. Please call the church office at (860) 742-8487 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday for information or to request a vendor form.
Posted Nov. 6, 2010