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Saturday July 2

HEBRON FARMERS MARKET
The Hebron Farmers’ Market located on the grounds of Church of Hope and the Red Barn, at the intersection of Routes 66 and 85, Hebron, is held every Saturday through Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

DRAGONS AT THE GOODWIN CENTER
The Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center and the Goodwin State Forest will host an exploration to learn more about the fascinating world of dragonflies from 10 a.m. to noon. The center is located off of Route 6 at 23 Potter Road, Hampton. Pre-registration is requested but not required. For more information or to register: (860) 455-9534 or juan.sanchezjr@ct.gov.

SCOTLAND HUNTINGTON HOMESTEAD OPEN HOUSE
Tour guides lead visitors through the birthplace of Samuel Huntington, signer of the Declaration of Independence from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Gov. Samuel Huntington Trust opens the Homestead on the first and third Saturdays of each month through October and is located on Route 14 just west of the Scotland town center. Free admission, donations welcome. Info: (860) 423-1547.

PUPPET SHOW – UCONN
Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, University of Connecticut’s Depot campus, will host a puppet show at 3:30 p.m. Thomas Getchell, excerpts from “The Proleptic Voice: A Visual Poem.” A marionette tour-de-force of vignettes revealing themes of faith, hope and charity in the poetry of one of America’s greatest poets, Emily Dickinson, inspired by her metaphor of life as a circus. Admission $3 for children, $5 for adults.

COLONIAL ADVENTURE FOR KIDS DAY CAMP
Children will be able to travel back to the 18th century at Connecticut Landmarks’ Nathan Hale Homestead in Coventry with the “Colonial Adventure for Kids” day camp. Registration sought now for the camp, which is Monday July 18 through Friday July 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children ages 8 to 12 have the opportunity to enjoy a week of summer fun and explore the way colonists did things in the 18th century. Cost is $150 for the week, $135 for members. Registration required as space is limited. To register, contact the Nathan Hale Homestead at (860) 742-6917 or e-mail hale@ctlandmarks.org.

Sunday July 3

CANTERBURY VFW BREAKFAST
Canterbury VFW, Route 169, North Canterbury Road, Canterbury, will host a breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Cost is $5.50 with children 5­years-old and under free.

AHM GOLF OPEN
Registration is being accepted for AHM Youth and Family Services’ golf tournament at Blackledge Country Club on Monday, July 11, beginning at 9 a.m. The tournament is scheduled for a “shotgun” start at 9: 30 a.m. An afternoon picnic will be hosted by the Armata Family from Ted’s Supermarket. Cost is $125 for individuals, with an added incentive of a $100 discount for all pre-registered foursomes ($ 400). Registration forms and sponsorship forms can be sent via e- mail from the AHM offices. Questions about playing or serving as a sponsor for the tourna­ment should be directed to the AHM off ices (860) 228- 9488.

ASHFORD FARMERS MARKET
The Ashford Farmers Market is held at Pompey Hollow Park, off Route 44 across from the Town Hall. The market will run every Sunday 10 a. m. to 1 p. m. through October. Info: Loretta at birdeye123@earth­link.net.

COVENTRY FARMERS MARKET
The Coventry Farmers Market is held at the Nathan Hale Homestead at 2299 South St. The market will run every Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. through October. Info: www.coventryfarmersmarket.com.

ARTS AND CRAFTS VENDORS WANTED
Network Inc. is seeking arts and crafts vendors for a fall fair, “Connecticut’s Own,” to take place on Saturday, Sept. 24, on the grounds of Network’s main office on Route 6 in Andover from 9 a.m. to 4 p. m. 10-foot-by-10-foot space costs $25. Info: Kathleen McLean (860) 753- 2923 or e- mail kmclean@network-programs.com.

Monday July 4

CANTERBURY FOURTH OF JULY PARADE
Canterbury’s Fourth of July Parade will be held at 10 a.m. Any orga­nization, family or individual who is interested in participating should come to the Baldwin School (Route 14) parking lot at 9 a.m. The parade steps off promptly at 10 a.m. The route of the parade is Baldwin School west to the town hall complex. Following the parade, there will be a flag-raising ceremony.

COLUMBIA LIONS CLUB INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE
The Columbia Lions Club will host the 49th annual Independence Day Parade starting at 10 a. m. from Horace Porter School to Lake Road and Route 87.

WILLIMANTIC BOOM BOX PARADE
Willimantic’s Annual July 4 Boom Box Parade, sponsored by WILI, starts at 11 a.m. with lineup starting at 9 a.m. in the Jillson Square park­ing lot. Participants and spectators should wear red, white and blue and bring a radio to the parade tuned to 1400/WILI AM. The radios provide the music. Anyone can march in the parade, create a float or just watch this memorable event.

Posted 7-1-2011

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