VETERAN ADVOCATE: Veteran’s Outreach, May 24, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Harwinton Library. A Veterans’ advocate will be available to answer general questions regarding various programs and services for Veterans; referrals to specific agencies provided as needed. All Veterans are welcome regardless of branch of service or character of discharge. Sponsored by Veterans Strong Community Center, Bristol. For information call 860-485-9113.

STAR PARTY!: Star Party, organized by the Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club and the Mattatuck Astronomical Society, at White Memorial Conservation Center, Litchfield, A.B. Ceder room, May 24, 8 p.m .CHildren under 16 must be with an adult. BYO telescope, binoculars. Star gazing, weather permitting, follows the program. Free, doantions welcome

BINGO: St. Maron’s Church, 613 Main St., Torrington, holds bingo games every Monday and Friday. Doors open at 4 p.m. Early bingo beings at 6 p.m., with progressive jackpots and food for sale.

ART SHOW: 7th Annual Trinity Gallery Spring Juried Show, show dates, May 19, 25-27, June 1-2, 12-4 p.m. Art workshop, $20, May 26. Reservations required. Trinity Gallery 484 Lime Rock Rd., Lime Rock. Call 860-977-0997.

NORFOLK FARMERS MARKET:The Norfolk Farmers Market is held every Saturday, rain or shine, through Oct. 12 on the lawn in front of Town Hall, 19 Maple Avenue. Offerings include beef and pork, greens, plants, maple syrup, prepared foods, breads, donuts and other wares. Ask about Friends of the Market Pin for special discounts.Updates at www.norfolkfarmersmarket.org or check the market Facebook page. Demos, tastings, children’s day, dog day are among events planned for the season.

GUITAR ENSEMBLE CONCERT: White Memorial Conservation Center, Litchfield, presents a concert with The Hartford Classical Guitar Ensemble, May 25, 7 p.m .in the Carriage House. Tickets $10 per person; reserve and register at www.whitememorialcc.org, or call 860-567-0857.

ART SHOW: 7th Annual Trinity Gallery Spring Juried Show, May 19, May 25-27, June 1-2, 12-4 p.m. Art workshop, $20, May 26. Reservations required. Trinity Gallery 484 Lime Rock Rd., Lime Rock. Call 860-977-0997.

SALISBURY MARKET: Salisbury Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Salisbury Library every Saturday through early fall, offering vegetables in season, cut flowers, seedlings, fruits, health and beauty aids, from Crooked Oak Farm, Howden Farm, Lone Silo, Frank n Nance, and others. Occasional beer tastings, baby animal visits and activities.

BABE RUTH TRYOUTS: Torrington Babe Ruth is having tryouts Saturday May 25, 10 a.m. at the Oak Avenue field. New applications will be accepted; all Torrington and Harwinton players are welcome. Any questions, contact Jim Pescatore email him: jptrw@yahoo.com

RIVER SITE OPENING: A new river access site is opening on the Housatonic River, with a ribbon cutting May 25, 2 p.m. at “The Bend” of the Housatonic River in West Cornwall, just downstream from the covered bridge on Lower River Road. All are invited to enjoy hot dogs and hamburgers, and a brief dedication ceremony with local officials and conservationists, property owners and others. Experienced boaters can join a short paddle, conditions permitting. For more information, visit hvatoday.org.

ART SHOW: 7th Annual Trinity Gallery Spring Juried Show, show dates, May 19, 25-27, June 1-2, 12-4 p.m. Art workshop, $20, May 26. Reservations required. Trinity Gallery 484 Lime Rock Rd., Lime Rock. Call 860-977-0997.

PILGRIMAGE SEASON: The Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield, 50 Montfort Rd., Rte. 118, Litchfield, marks the beginning of its 61st Pilgrimage Season. Following are special events in May: May 26, Monthly Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick following the 11:30 a.m. Mass. May 27, Memorial Day Mass, 11:30 a.m. May 31, Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 8 p.m., candlelight procession, Rosary, and Crowning of the Image of Mary. For further information, call 860-567-1041, email: lourdesshrinect@gmail.com, or visit our web site: www.shrinect.org.

ART SHOW: 7th Annual Trinity Gallery Spring Juried Show, May 19, May 25-27, June 1-2, 12-4 p.m. Art workshop, $20, May 26. Reservations required. Trinity Gallery 484 Lime Rock Rd., Lime Rock. Call 860-977-0997.

BINGO: St. Maron’s Church, 613 Main St., Torrington, holds bingo games every Monday and Friday. Doors open at 4 p.m. Early bingo begins at 6 p.m., with progressive jackpots and food for sale.

PILGRIMAGE SEASON: The Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield, 50 Montfort Rd., Rte. 118, Litchfield, marks the beginning of its 61st Pilgrimage Season. Following are special events in May: May 27, Memorial Day Mass, 11:30 a.m. May 31, Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 8 p.m., candlelight procession, Rosary, and Crowning of the Image of Mary. For further information, call 860-567-1041, email: lourdesshrinect@gmail.com, or visit our web site: www.shrinect.org.

ART SHOW: 7th Annual Trinity Gallery Spring Juried Show, May 19, May 25-27, June 1-2, 12-4 p.m. Art workshop, $20, May 26. Reservations required. Trinity Gallery 484 Lime Rock Rd., Lime Rock. Call 860-977-0997.

TOWN PICNIC: Memorial Day Old Fashioned Town Picnic, Monday, May 27; 2 .m., free. Morris Town Beach Pavilion, live music with the Coyote River Band, contests, fun for the kids. Bring a dish to share.

MORRIS PARADE: Morris Memorial Day Celebration includes a parde at 12:15 p.m., ceremonies on the Morris Green and a town picnic. To enter a float, contact Memorial Day Coordinator Carrie Keppler at jckepp@optonline.net. Picnic follows with live music and free hot dogs. Bring a dish to share. For information call 860-567-7437

TORRINGTON PARADE: The Torrington Veterans Support Committee will hold the Memorial Day parade and ceremonies, rain or shine, May 27, 9:30 a.m. The theme this year is “Celebration of Honor.” Ceremonies follow in Coe Memorial Park.

SALISBURY PARADE: Salisbury Memorial Day Parade, May 27, 10 a.m., linep 9:30 a.m. in front of the Scoville Memorial Library. All veterans are welcome to participate. To sign or to arrange for a ride, call Jenn Farwell at 860-671-8573.

WINCHESTER MONUMENT EVENT: The Winchester Soldiers' Monument, Crown Stree, Winsted will reveal a new name on their list of more than 300 soldiers who fought for the Union in the Civil War. The name of a soldier from Company D of the 29th Connecticut Volunteers killed in the line of duty at the 2nd Battle of Fair Oaks was missing. One of his descendants will be at the ceremony on Memorial Day at 3 p.m. The public is invited to attend. For information email vcharette@aol.com with "Soldiers' Monument" in the subject line.

HARWINTON PARADE: Harwinton Memorial Day parade and ceremony, May 27, 2 p.m. from the Harwinton Fairgrounds on Locust Road, ending at the town green at the intersection of Route 4 and South Road. Ceremony follows at the town green with a guest speaker, the Lewis S. Mills HS band and Notable Notes, the 1st Litchfield Artillery Regiment’s cannon team and a flyover by a USAF Air National Guard C-130 Hercules. For information, call Master of Ceremonies Gary Schaff, 860-485-1166 or airfluffy@charter.net. The rain location is Harwinton Congregational Church at 2 p.m.

FICTION BOOK CLUB: The Fiction Book Club will meet at the Morris Public Library, May 28, 7 p.m. The group will discuss "A Spark of Light" by Jodi Picoult. To register and reserve a copy, call 860-567-7440 or https://morrispubliclibrary.net/library-calendar-event-registration/

FIVE POINTS SHOW: Five Points Annex Gallery, 17 Water St., Torrington, will exhibit paintings and drawings from Judge Charles Gill, May 28-June 10, opening reception, May 31, 4-6 p.m., free, public welcome. All sales benefit Susan B. Anthony Project & KidsPlay Museum.

DEMENTIA CAREGIVING COURSE: Charlotte Hungerford Hospital presents “Dementia and Caregiving: Focusing on the Person while Understanding the Disease Progression,” a free educational program for individuals caring for someone with dementia. All programs are on Tuesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. May 21, Safety in the Environment and how to structure a day with activities;June 4, Legal and Financial Issues. Registration is required; call Jennifer Labrie at 860-496-6240. Seating is limited.

LSM FILM FESTIVAL: The Lewis Mills Film Club will host the 2019 LSM Film Festival, featuring student made cinema, May 28, 6:30 p.m. at Lewis S. Mills High School for the evening screenings. Awards will be given for the fan favorite film as well as the best picture determined by a panel of judges. The public is welcome.

ALANON MEETING: An Alanon meeting is held weekly on Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Partial Hospital Building, 540 Litchfield Street. For information, visit https://www.ctalanon.org/meetings

BINGO: St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church holds weekly bingo games at St. Anthony School, Oak Street, Winsted, on Wednesdays. Doors open at 5 p.m. with refreshments and snacks for sale. Games begin at 6:35 p.m. Progressive jackpots. For information call the church at 860-379-3369.

SHAKESPEARE TALK: Optical Delusions: Shakespeare Talk With Emily Mattina, May 29, 7 p.m., Oliver Wolcott Library, 160 South St., Litchfield. Library events are free and open to the public. Space is limited. Registration is required unless otherwise noted and can be done by calling 860-567-8030 or visiting owlibrary.org and clicking on Events/Adult Events or Events/Children & Teen Events.

DEATH IN THE MOVIES, TV: Sharon Hospital’s Palliative Care Committee and Greer Village present “Death and Dying in the Movies and Television” at 6:30 p.m., May 30, at Greer Village’s Senior Community Center, 77 South Canaan Road, Canaan. Registration is required by May 23. To reserve a seat, call Dawn Whitten at 860-364-4424.

SQUADRON MEETING: The Northwest Hills Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol Auxiliary of the United States Air Force meets Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. at the Torrington Armory South Main Street. For information, call Cmdr. Tim Ceritello at 860-620-3670 or email timceritello@gmail.com.

CHESS CLUB: The Litchfield County Chess Club meets Thursdays at the Torrington Library, 12 Daycoeton Place, Torrington, from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. on Thursdays. The informal club has held several meetings. Membership is free — just show up and play. Adults, teens and older children with an adult are welcome. There are plenty of boards and pieces, or bring your own. For information, call Alan at 850-430-9317.

DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Duplicate Bridge at the Sullivan Senior Center, East Albert Street, Torrington, Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon. For information, call John Townsend at 860-567-0671. Leave a message, he will return your call. Bringing a partner is encouraged but not required. Games are now free of charge.

LECTURE SERIES: Yale Norfolk School of Art Lecture Series: The Ethics of Color, May 23, May 30, June 7, June 13, June 20, 7-8 p.m., reception follows. Free, public welcome. Battell Stoeckel, 20 Litchfield Road, Norfolk. Call 860-542-7185

NEW PRESTON PROGRAM: Washington Conservation Commission will present “What’s Happening in New Preston” May 30, 6:30 p.m., Gunn Memorial Library in Washington. The Washington Conservation Commission has been busy. Come hear an update on work they have been doing. Free. To register contact gunnprograms@biblio.org or 860-868-7586.

HISTORY BITES: History Bites: Biltmore to Bomber Seats – The History of Warren McArthur, Litchfield Historical Society, May 30, 12 p.m. Hear an in-depth look at the company’s history and lasting legacy presented by Alex Dubois, Curator of Collection. Bring lunch; beverages and desserts provided. Registration requested; visit www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org, email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org, or call 860-567-4501.

RAIN GARDEN TALK: Cynthia Rabinowitz, Executive Director of the Northwest Conservation District, will present a program at the Minor Memorial Library in Roxbury on the multiple benefits of a rain garden, May 30, 5:30 p.m. The library is handicapped-accessible. Call the library at 860-350-2181 or visit the website at www.minormemoriallibrary.org for more information and directions.

AA RETREAT FOR WOMEN: “Saved by Slogans: A Retreat for Women in AA and AL-ANON” May 31-June 2, at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center, Litchfield. Shane Phelan, CMA, will present the weekend. For more information or to register for the program, visit www.wisdomhouse.org, e-mail, programs@wisdomhouse.org, or call 860-567-3163.

PILGRIMAGE SEASON: The Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield, 50 Montfort Rd., Rte. 118, Litchfield, marks the beginning of its 61st Pilgrimage Season. Following are special events in May: May 31, Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 8 p.m., candlelight procession, Rosary, and Crowning of the Image of Mary. For further information, call 860-567-1041, email: lourdesshrinect@gmail.com, or visit our web site: www.shrinect.org.

LIONS CLUB CAR SHOW: The Torrington Lions Club will hold its 13th Annual Car Show, May 31, 5-9 p.m. on Main Street, Torrington. Free , open to the public. Entrance fee, $10 per car. Exhibitors, just arrive by 4:30 p.m. All types of cars will be on display.

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