The forecast for this weekend is warm if not a bit windy, but a great couple of days to get out and enjoy some fresh air. Please also see a separate story about the Hebron Maple Festival, on Saturday and Sunday, March 10-11.
Saturday March 10
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS PANCAKE BREAKFAST
The Knights of Columbus, Council No. 11835, will host a Hebron Maple Festival pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Family parish hall (185 Church St.). Cost is $7 adults, $5 children (under 12). Info: T. J. McGuire (860) 228-1618.
NURSERY SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
The Lebanon Cooperative Nursery School will host an open house from 9 a.m. to noon. Come and view the school, meet the teachers, and speak with current parents/board members. Info: www.lebanoncoop.org or call (860) 642-7719.
The Saxton B. Little Free Library, Columbia, will host Laughter Yoga with Laura Li at 10 a.m. at Yeoman’s Hall, Route 87, Columbia. Bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothes and shoes. No yoga mats required. However, registration is required at firstname.lastname@example.org or (860) 228-0350.
HEBRON MAPLE FEST POLISH DINNER
St. Peter’s Church will hold a Polish dinner in Phelp’s Hall, 30 Church St. (Route 85), Hebron from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Cost is $12 adults, $6, 12 and under (under 6 is free). Info: (860) 228-3244 or visit the church web site at www.StPetersHebron.com
Sunday March 11
THE “MAGIC SCHOOL BUS” COMES TO JORGENSEN
Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Road, Storrs-Mansfield (on the UConn campus), will host two matinees at 1 and 3 p.m. of the Magic School Bus. Adults $13, children $11. Information/tickets: call the box office at (860) 486-4226 or order online at jorgensen.uconn.edu
COMMUNITY FARM PRESERVATION PROGRAM
The Ashford Grange will host an informative program with Agriculture Commissioner Steven K. Reviczky, who will talk about the new Community Farm Preservation Program. The program will be held at Knowlton Hall, Route 44, Warrenville (Ashford), at 3 p.m. The Ashford Grange will precede the program with a potluck lunch at 12:30 and a short business meeting at 2 p. m. All are welcome.
Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 414 Valley St., Willimantic, will host the Connecticut Deanery for Lenten Vespers at 4 p.m. The public is invited.
VENDORS WANTED — FLEA MARKET
Cedar Hill Market Place, 828 Route 32, Franklin, invites vendors for a flea market to be held on March 24 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: (860) 642-1899.
And coming up this week…
Monday March 12
ORGANIC GARDENING WORKSHOP
The Columbia Conservation and Agriculture Commission will sponsor an organic gardening workshop led by Bryan O’Hara at 3 p.m. in Yeoman’s Hall, 323 Route 87, Columbia. Come learn about natural ways to enhance your gardening experience. Free to the public. Info: (860) 228-0440 or e-mail email@example.com
WINDHAM THEATRE GUILD AUDITIONS
The Windham Theatre Guild will hold open auditions for the comedy “Blithe Spirit” by Noel Coward at Windham Middle School, Quarry Street, Willimantic, at 7 p. m. Info: Director Victor Funderburk at ( 860) 450-6419 or visit windhamtheatreguild.org
SECOND MONDAY SOCIAL ACTION FILM SERIES
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Storrs, 46 Spring Hill Road, Storrs-Mansfield, will present “Flow: For the Love of Water” at 7 p.m. Info: (860) 423-6727.
Tuesday March 13
The Douglas Library, 2 Main St., Hebron, will host a story time for children aged 2 and 3 years old at 10 a.m. Info: call the library’s children’s department at (860) 228-9312, ext. 3.
TOWN-GOWN MEETING — ECSU
The community is invited to join Eastern Connecticut State University staff, Windham town officials, students and neighbors to discuss issues of interest and concern in the community from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Johnson Room 204, ECSU Eugene Smith Library. All are welcome. Info: visit http://www.easternct.edu/towngown
The Saxton B. Little Free Library, Columbia, hosts a book discussion of “A Secret Kept” by Tatiana de Rosnay at 7 p. m. Book highlights complex family relationships and how the power of a past secret threatens to change everything in the present. Books provided by the library, all welcome. Info: (860) 228-0350 or firstname.lastname@example.org
QUIET CORNER FIDDLERS
The Quiet Corner Fiddlers will perform at Fred’s Brick House Café, 1681 Main St., Willimantic, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. New fiddlers are always welcom to join in. Info: (860) 423-5403 or (860) 742-1547.
Wednesday March 14
INTERFAITH SEWING AND SERVICE GROUP
First Congregational Church, 199 Valley St., Willimantic, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Projects: CWS — schools bags and layettes, Haiti maternity dresses. Snow date: March 15. Info: (860) 228-9658.
HOSPICE HOSPITALITY LUNCHEON
Hospice of Eastern Connecticut will hold its hospitality luncheon at Pine Acres Restaurant, Route 6, Chaplin, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Social gathering of people who are successfully moving on with their lives after a loss. Open to the community. (860) 456-7288 ext. 293 for further information.
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
The Red Cross will host a blood drive at the Lebanon Fire Safety Complex, 23 Goshen Hill Road, Lebanon, from 1 to 5:45 p.m. Info: (800) 733-2767 or www.redcrossblood.org Sponsored by Lebanon Lions Club. (Also see separate story in Mansfield Today about March is Blood Donor month)
MARCH MADNESS MOVIE
Mansfield Senior Center, 303 Maple Road, Storrs-Mansfield, CT will host a March Madness movie, “Hoosiers” at 1 p.m.
Posted March 10, 2012
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