Saturday March 19
COLUMBIA LIONS CLUB PANCAKES BREAKFAST
The Columbia Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast in the Horace W. Porter School cafeteria, School House Lane, Columbia, 7 to 11 a.m. Free eye screening, 8 to 11 a.m. and a silent auction. Advance tickets for adults are $5.50, seniors $5, children (under 12) $3. Add 50 cents to each price at the door. All proceeds benefit Lions projects. Tickets/info: Joe Pernaselli, (860) 228-0808.
Janet Carlson Calvert Library, 5A Tyler Drive, Franklin, will host a book sale with free admission from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 3 p.m. Fill a bag for $5 (bag provided). Info: (860) 642-6207 or www. calvertlibrary.com.
MARCH MADNESS SALE/WINTER CLEARANCE
The Thrift Shop and Kid’s Boutique, open 9 a.m. to noon at the First Congregational Church, 199 Valley St., Willimantic. New items every week. Donations accepted. Info: (860) 423-6827 or visit www.churchw. org.
BLARNEY STONE DASH
A St. Patrick’s Day road race will be presented by the Irish Club and the Windham Recreation Department at 10 a.m. Information: (860) 465-3046. Event starts at Windham Middle School, Quarry Street. Registration is at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (860) 456-4451. Funds raised are for scholarships.
BASKET MAKING WORKSHOP
Lebanon Historical Society, 856 Trumbull Highway, Lebanon, will host a basket-making workshop from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $25 for members, $35 for non-members and includes all supplies. Information or register, call (860) 642-6579.
SATURDAY BEREAVEMENT GROUP
Hospice of Eastern Connecticut, 34 Ledgebrook Drive, Mansfield, will host a bereavement support group from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Group is appropriate for those who are grieving a year or more. Group is open to the community. For information, call (860) 456-7288, ext. 293.
PRE-ORDER GRINDER SALE
Pick-up only 11 a.m. to noon, downstairs hall, Franco-American Club at 116 Club Road, North Windham. Pre-orders are requested, at (860) 423-5385, by Friday, March 18. Grinders are $5 for an 8-inch grinder, and choices are ham or salami grinders with American or provolone cheese.
ASHFORD INDOOR WINTER FARMERS’ MARKET
The Ashford Indoor Farmers Market will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Route 44 across from the Ashford Library in the old post office building. Features fresh-brewed coffee, fresh farm eggs, lamb meat, farmstead cheese, jams, jellies, pickles, relish, healers, special recipes, honey, maple syrup and candy, spring plant orders and more.
CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE SUPPER
The Second Congregational Church of Coventry Church Community House will host a corned beef and cabbage dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Adult, $9, seniors, $8 and $4 for children 6 to 12. Children under 6 are free. Reservations at (860) 742-8130. Take-out orders are available.
SPAGHETTI DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION
Boy Scout Troop 58 will host its 10th annual spaghetti dinner and silent auction from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Lebanon Fire Safety Complex. For advance tickets or more information, contact Sue at (860) 450-9463. Advance tickets: $7, 12 years and older; $5 seniors and children 6-11; children 5 years and under are free. Tickets at door: $8, 12 years and older; $6 seniors and children 6-11; children 5 years and under free. Take-out available.
‘YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN’
Coventry High School, Veteran’s Auditorium, 78 Ripley Hill Road, Coventry, will showcase “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $10 adults, $7 students and seniors, children under 5 are free. Info: (860) 742-7346, ext. 581.
FULL MOON WALK
A full moon walk is scheduled at 8 p.m. in the form of a 2-mile walk on level ground along Rail Trail. Free and suitable for all ages, but no dogs please. Meet at the Hop River Rail trail parking area on Hop River Road, on the Coventry side of the river. Overcast skies will cancel. Sponsored by the Columbia Trails Committee. Info: Joan Hill (860) 228 2849.
Sunday March 20
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES – STORRS
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Storrs, 10:30 a.m., will host Sunday worship services with the Rev. Darrick Jackson, who will retell the creation story from the point of view of the tree with a sermon entitled, “Tree: Guardian and Witness.” Info: (860) 429-6088.
Janet Carlson Calvert Library, 5A Tyler Drive, Franklin, will host a book sale. Free admission. Sale is from noon to 3 p.m. Fill a bag for $5 (bag provided). Info: (860) 642-6207 or www.calvertlibrary.com.
WORLD’S SMALLEST QUARTET
The “World’s Smallest Quartet” will be performing at the Canterbury Town Community Room (Route 14), beginning at 3 p.m. This acoustic group plays an impressive range of music from the 1960s to the present. This free town event is being sponsored by the Cat Hospital of Canterbury, Chelsea-Groton Bank and Reflections Hair Care.