Saturday April 9
South Windham Post Office, 12 Main St. (for GPS use Machine Shop Hill Road), South Windham, will host a passport fair for those looking to obtain passports from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Info: (860) 456-0169
CANTERBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY: BIG TAG SALE
The Canterbury Historical Society will host a tag sale in the community room of Canterbury Town Hall, 1 Municipal Drive, Canterbury, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free admission. To donate items, call (860) 546-9062.
LITTLE ANGELS BICYCLE DRIVE
The Mansfield Community Center, 10 South Eagleville Road, Storrs, will host a bicycle drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bicycles that are received are evaluated and then repaired if necessary by Little Angels staff before being distributed. Bikes are distributed through the Little Angels Bicycle Program in Willimantic after the date of this event. Mansfield residents in need of bikes should contact either Jay O’Keefe at Mansfield Parks and Recreation or Little Angels directly at (860) 429-4290 or email@example.com. Additionally, Little Angels will offer tax-deduction receipts upon request.
PARTY OF GOLD FUNDRAISER
Hampton Congregational Church, Main Street, Hampton, will host a gold fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Exchange broken, unwanted gold/silver jewelry, etc., for payment on the spot. For information or to make an appointment, call (860) 530-1171.
CAR SEAT CHECK UP
The Eastern Connecticut State University Police Department parking lot, 44 Charter Oak Road, (across from Windham High School) Willimantic, will host a car seat check up program from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Average car seat education and installation per safety seat is 30 minutes. Bring your child. For information, call Safe Kids Windham County at (860) 456-6978 or visit www.ctsafekids.org.
MULTI MEDIA WORKSHOP WITH NANCY SHAY
Creamery Brook Retirement Village, 36 Vina Lane, Brooklyn, will host a multimedia workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $50/person and registration required. Make check payable to NECTAG and send to Judy Doyle, 19 Beckwith St., Danielson 06239. Info: (860) 774-4250 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOTAL RELAXATION: PUTTING THE MIND ON HOLD
A workshop in Storrs with mystic meditation will allow participants to totally relax. Event is free from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Details/registration information are at (860) 487-3597. Held at Friends Meeting House, 57 Hunting Lodge Road, Storrs.
APRIL KIDS CLUB ACTIVITY
The Windham Textile & History Museum, 411 Main St., Willimantic, will host its April Kids Club Activity from 1 to 2:30 p.m. In conjunction with “Willimantic Reads,” children will read and make books in Willimantic’s oldest Library, Dunham Hall Library, which is located inside the Mill Museum. Also included will be the museum’s Easter activity: painting Easter eggs. Kids Club members are free. General admission is $5 for children and $2 for adults.
ROAST PORK DINNER
The First Congregational Church of Coventry will host a roast pork dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at 1171 Main St., Coventry. Cost is $8 adults, $7 seniors, $4 children ages 6-12 and free for children under age 6. Info: For more information, call (860) 742-5689 or (860) 742-8487 or www.firstchurchcoventry.org.
2ND ANNUAL SOUP COOK-OFF
First Congregational Church of Lebanon, corner of Route 87 and 207, Lebanon, will host its second annual soup cook-off at 5 p.m. Admission is $5. Admission is $2 for those bringing soup. Register your soup at email@example.com. Contact: (860) 642-6179.
FREEDOM GOSPEL CHOIR
The Voices of Freedom Gospel Choir, under the direction of Rev. Lisa Clayton, will be performing at the University of Connecticut’s von der Mehden Recital Hall, 875 Coventry Road, Storrs at 6 p.m. General admission $7 and free for students and children. Info: (860) 486-2969 or visit www.sfa.uconn.edu.
ACT’S ‘HERE AND NOW’ DANCE PERFORMANCE
“Here and Now,” which is the 2011 title of ACT’s annual DanceFest, is open to the public, and will take place at 7 p.m., at EastConn’s Capitol Theater, 896 Main St., Willimantic. Tickets $5 for students and seniors, and $10 for adults. Tickets may be purchased at the Capitol Theater box office on the day of the show, or reserved by calling the box office at (860) 465-5636.
Sunday April 10
SECOND ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT
An Easter egg hunt – sponsored by the Hebron Parks and Recreation Department and the Hebron Interfaith Human Services Bureau – will be held at Burnt Hill Park, 150 East St., Hebron at 10 a.m. The Easter Bunny will make an early visit. Photographs can be taken of the bunny with your own camera. There is no charge for this event.
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES – STORRS
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Storrs, 10:30 a.m. “Singing As Worship.” UU musician, Verne McArthur will lead the service. Info: (860) 429-6088.
COLUMBIA ‘DEMOCRATS OF THE YEAR’ BRUNCH
Honoring Elaine Camposeo, Don Cianci, Ed Gallagher and Joan Lewis from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Beckish Senior Center on Route 66, Columbia. $15/person. Info: Hank Schwartz (860) 228-6885.
MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY LECTURE
The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History presents “The Promises and Pitfalls of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing,” a lecture by Linda Strausbaugh, internationally renowned geneticist and director of the Center for Applied Genetics and Technology at UConn. The lecture will be held in the biology/ physics building, Room 130, UConn Storrs Campus, at 3 p.m. Free and open to adults and children ages 10 and above. Info: http://www.cac.uconn.edu/mnhcurrentcalendar.html or call (860) 486-4460.
UCONN CHOIRS SPRING CONCERT
The UConn Choirs will perform their spring concert at von der Mehden Recital Hall, 875 Coventry Road, Storrs, on the University of Connecticut campus across from Mirror Lake at 3 p.m. $7 admission and free for students and children. Info: (860) 486-2969 or visit the web site www.sfa.uconn.edu.
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