Local briefs, March 26, 2022


TORRINGTON — The Torrington Veterans Memorial Committee invites the public, military personnel and all veterans, to an observance of National Vietnam War Veterans Day at 12:30 p.m. March 29. The observance will be held at Coe Memorial Park Civic Center.

If you have an American flag that is torn, faded, or otherwise damaged, bring it to the observance, where a member of a Veterans organization will take the flag and see that it is properly retired. For informatino, contact the Torrington Veterans Memorial Committee at vetactcom@yahoo.com

Soup kitchen holding Easter basket fundraiser

TORRINGTON — 3G Party Band, along with the Community Kitchen of Torrington, presents the Hop-A-Long Children’s Easter Basket Fundraiser, 12-3 p.m. April 3 at the Sunset Grille, Northfield Road, Watertown.

Live music will be provided by 3G along with a guest appearance by the Easter Bunny.

The grille’s pub menu and bar will be available.

Donations of new toys; individually wrapped candy & snacks; easter baskets; Easter grass & cellophane wrap are needed. Filled baskets will be donated to Watertown Social Services Food Bank, Community Kitchen of Torrington, Susan B. Anthony Project of Torrington and Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury. For more information, contact Brian at 203-232-8599.

Nursery school enrolling students

NEW HARTFORD — Bakerville Community Nursery School is accepting registration for the 2022-23 school year for both the 3-year-old and 4-year-old pre-school programs.

BCNS, now entering its 56th year of operation, is a community outreach program of the Bakerville United Methodist Church, 1087 Litchfield Turnpike in New Hartford.

For more information or to arrange a visit, contact the school at 860-496-1852 or bcns1967@gmail.com, or find them on Facebook.

WAA holding high school students art show

WASHINGTON — The Washington Art Association & Gallery invites its members and the public to view the second annual High School Emerging Artists Expo, with an opening reception from 4-6 p.m. April 9.

Students in the show attend the Frederick Gunn School, Canterbury, Watertown, Nonnewaug, Shepaug Valley, and the Kent School. The exhibition will feature more than 80 pieces in the mediums of painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, mixed media and digital art.

Mother’s Day high tea planned

MORRIS — The Morris Beach & Recreation Department is holding a British High Tea for Mother’s Day weekend, with finger sandwiches, desserts, all served on fine china.

The tea party is set for 1-3 p.m. May 7. Admission is $10 per person and advance reservations are required.

The tea will be held in the Community Room at the Morris Senior Center – 109 East St.

Reservations may be made by contacting Morris Beach and Recreation by email or phone, 860-567-7437 or activities@townofmorrisct.com.

Farmers market resumes June 26

WATERTOWN — The Watertown Parks and Recreation Department’s Watertown Farmers’ Market is returning for 2022 at the Town Garage, 690 Thomaston Road, Route 6, Watertown, 10 a.m-1 p.m. June 26 through October.

Farm Faraway Homestead, March Farm, Mitchell Farm and Sun One Organics are the farms returning this season. Local food and artisan vendors will be attending for the full, half-season or on a daily basis along with live music every week.

To become a sponsor or vendor for the Market this year, contact the Watertown Parks and Rec. Dept at 860-945-5246 or farmersmarket@watertownct.org

Sponsors will have their logo or business name printed on the promotional banners, flyers, posters, press releases and your business will be featured at the information tent weekly during the Market. All are encouraged, as a local business – no need to become a sponsor, to send any promotional materials you have to be included at the tent.

The Watertown Farmers’ Market is a Certified Market and part of the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program through the State of CT: Department of Agriculture, ensuring that all produce is CT Grown.


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