Things to Do -  November 2017
November 19-25, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Continuing Activities - Tuesdays

Historical Fiction Book Group
2:00-3:30 pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
Join us as we explore and discuss historical fiction.
Books are available at the front desk.
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
by Elizabeth George Speare
   
Historical Fiction Book Discussion Group
 Last Tuesday of each month from 2:00-3:30 p.m.
The Jamie Gagarin Community Room & Gallery
Facilitated by: Caitlin Costa ccosta@owlibrary.org
Oliver Wolcott Library Book Groups
Book discussions are free and open to the public.
Join us for stimulating conversation and new friendships.
Copies of the books selected are available the month prior
to discussions at the Oliver Wolcott Library circulation desk.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Continuing Activities - Wednesdays

Thursday, November 23, 2017
Thanksgiving

Goshen Turkey Trot
9:00 am start
Goshen Fairgrounds
The 2017 race is being held at 9:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning,
 November 23, 2017. Please arrive early! Pre-registration
packet pickup is race morning between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m.
We do accept race day registrants. But again, earlier the better!
Registration is $30 for applications received by November 15 and $35
for race day registrants. The T-shirts are awesome... but in limited supply.
 To guarantee that you A) get one and B) get the size you want,
register early! No whining!

Fashionable and functional fleece beanie hats are also available
 (also in limited supply). You can reserve one on your application
or through online registration. If any are still available on race
morning, they will be for sale at the fairgrounds.

The course is described and a map is included in a pdf file. It's a beautiful
course over rolling hills, through the woods, through farm country... but it is
challenging, so as the Boy Scouts say, "Be Prepared"! That said,
you will love it, and that turkey dinner never tasted so good.

Overall winners receive the Laschever Memorial Cup. The top three finishers
 overall, male and female, receive awards, as do the first three finishers
in each division. Awards include an assortment of ribbons, pies, running
 shoes and gift certificates. And, of course, the top male
and female Goshen residents are awarded Nodine's turkeys!

Divisions: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-18, 19-29 (Open), 30-39 (Sub-Master),
40-49 (Master), 50-59 (Grand Master), 60-69 (Super Grand Master),
70+ (Grand Turkeys). Walkers welcome.

The race is held rain or shine! The Goshen Running Club,
comprised of volunteers, is a certified non-profit organization,
which uses proceeds from the Turkey Trot to support a variety
of local community based charities and programs.  Any questions,
or call (860) 491-3441.

Friday, November 24, 2017
Continuing Activities - Fridays

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Christmas Craft Fair
Bantam Fire Company Ladies' Auxiliary
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bantam Firehouse
92 Doyle Road , Bantam
Bantam Fire Company Ladies' Auxiliary
will hold its annual Christmas Craft Fair
on Saturday, November 5th from 9am - 2pm
at the Bantam Firehouse, 92 Doyle Road, Bantam.

About 30 vendors will be selling gifts, crafts, quilts, baskets,
ornaments, and more. The Ladies' Auxiliary will have a luncheon
and homemade bakery sale as well as a "reindeer games" drawing
of donations from crafters. The BFCLA provides support to the
Bantam Fire Company and the community. They also provide an
annual educational scholarship to a graduating senior
from Wamogo or Litchfield High School.

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Christmas Bazaar
9:00 am- 2:30 pm
Our Lady of Grace Church
St. Louis de Montfort Parish
715 Bantam Rd., Bantam
Tables are only $35.
Food including hot dogs and chili
Contact Janice 860-387-6435
for more information.

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Holiday Fair
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
802 Bantam Rd., Bantam
Handcrafted items, white elephant treasures,
quilt raffle, soup and sandwiches offered

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Walking the Cranberry Pond Trail
with Gerri Griswold
2:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Welcome to our 8th annual edition of this popular walk!
Nothing could cap off a wonderful "on the cusp of winter" stroll
along this spectacular trail better than a cup of hot coffee
and a thick wedge of Crimson Pie swimming
in a pool of thick ginger crème anglaise!

Meet in the Museum. 2:00 P.M.,
We'll drive over to the trail head together.
FREE… Donations will be accepted to help defray
the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

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Festival of Trees
5:00-8:30 pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
This event is the major fundraiser for this progressive library which receives
more than half of its operating revenues from private donations!