Brookfield

Brookfield holds 9/11 commemoration

A 9/11 commemoration and celebration of the 75th anniversary of U.S. and allied victories in World War II was celebrated Sept. 12 at Brookfield Town Hall.

VFW Post 10201 and Knights of Columbus Assembly 99 organized the ceremony which included remarks from Connecticut Department of Veteran Affairs Commissioner Tom Saadi; VFW Commander Joe Beal; State Representative Steve Harding; Brookfield Selectwoman Sue Slater; Historical Society President Bob Brown and Knights of Columbus Color Corp Commander Francis Gorglione.

Golf outing to support VFW

The Jason D. Lewis Brookfield Memorial VFW Post 10201 in association with Sokol Lodge 30 will jointly sponsor a golf outing open to the public Sept. 30, at Stanley Lasker Richter Municipal Golf Course, 100 Aunt Hack Rd., Danbury.

Proceeds from the event will be used to support the volunteer community outreach programs of the two organizations.

The golf outing will be followed by a lunch and dinner for participants and an awards ceremony. An entry fee for participating in the event is $175.

All interested parties should contact Tim Walsh at tim_walsh5 @yahoo.com or Mel David at milanday2@gmail.com.

Danbury

Lions Club of Danbury named ‘Model Club’

The Lion’s Club of Danbury has been designated the status of “Model Club” by Lions Club International Foundation. A Model Club is a Lions Club in which the members have provided an average donation of $500 to Lions International Foundation for its charitable purposes in the United States and around the world.

International Vice President Douglas Alexander will be making the award to the club at an outdoor event in October.

Danbury Lions Club member Frank Molinaro is the club’s Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) coordinator and has been instrumental in the club’s success in obtaining this award per Dianne Yamin, president of the Lions Club of Danbury.

Housatonic Habitat holds Interfaith Volunteer Work Day

Housatonic Habitat for Humanity recently held its second interfaith volunteer work day led by Rev. Jim Wheeler, Housatonic Habitat Interfaith Coordinator.

Volunteers from local area congregations worked alongside Habitat homeowners to freshen up their homes. Gardening, lawn care, power-washing and surface preparation for an upcoming painting project were completed.

Individuals or groups interested in volunteering for future projects or in support of other Habitat programs should contact volunteer@housatonichabitat.org.

Library presents virtual birds of prey program

The Danbury Library presents Horizon Wings: Birds of Prey, a free virtual program via Zoom at 5 p.m., Tuesday. Explore the world of raptors in an educational program from Horizon Wings, which will include three of their animal ambassadors.

The event is free, but registration is required by emailing kmostacero@danburylibrary.org.

Housatonic Habitat to benefit from bag program

Housatonic Habitat for Humanity has been selected by Stop & Shop, 44 Lake Avenue Extension, Danbury to receive the proceeds from its Community Bag Program.

For each Community Bag purchased by customers during September, Housatonic Habitat will receive a $1 donation. Customers who purchase Stop & Shop Community Bags at other locations may also direct their donations to Housatonic Habitat by visiting: mystopandshopcause.com, completing the form, and selecting Housatonic Habitat as their charity of choice.

Library holds workshop for future drivers

Danbury Library presents: Dare To Prepare — for Future Drivers & Their Parents via Zoom at 5 p.m. Thursday.

The pre-permit workshop is for soon-to-be drivers and their parents explaining the driver education, permit, and graduated driver license process for the State of CT.

Registration is required. Email djohnson@danburylibrary.org.

Library celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The Danbury Library will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a live virtual performance by Inti and the Moon, an Andean Latin Fusion band at 1 p.m., Saturday, via Zoom.

The group focuses on composing and performing instrumental and vocal pieces based on the musical forms from the Andean region of South America flavored with jazz harmonies & Cuban-Caribbean groove.

Free, but registration is required. To register, email kmostacero@danburylibrary.org 24 hours prior to the scheduled event time.

Toastmasters to hold virtual open house

The Barnum Square Toastmasters Club will host a virtual open house via Zoom at noon, Tuesday. The featured speaker is Martha (Marty) Bishop, a local storyteller who won the Toastmasters District 53 Tall Tale Contest in March 2019.

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization which teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Toastmasters have helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders.

To register, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/vJYvd- qprzwj8OvB0hujiWq2HociigRJYw.

New Milford

Outdoor comedy show to benefit The Silo

KBJB Entertainment in conjunction with The Silo present Comedy Quarantine-LOS=Laugh OutSide! from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday, at The Silo, 44 Upland Rd., New Milford. The event features comedians Tim Lovett, Kim DeShields, & KJ Johansen.

Tickets are $15 and $5 of every ticket goes directly to The Silo-Hunt Hill Farm. Patrons are asked to bring a nonperishable food item for New Milford Social Services. Bring a chair, snacks and libations.

For more information, call 860-350-8152.

Rotary Club to hold drive-up Shred Day

The New Milford Rotary Club will hold its final Shred Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, at the John Pettibone building, 2 Pickett District Rd., New Milford.

Bring boxes of documents, old papers, receipts, bank statements, cancelled checks, tax forms, medical records, credit card statements — no need to remove staples or paperclips.

There is no limit to the number of boxes. No appointment is necessary. Open to residents of all towns.

Cost is $10 per standard copy paper-type carton. All money collected will be donated within the community to help senior citizens, high school scholarships, environmental and other local projects.

For more information, or if you have a large number of boxes, contact Arthur Klein at 860-350-2225, email shredfest@nmrotary.org or visit www.nmrotary.org.

Newtown

Historical society hosts open house, blacksmithing demo

Matthew Curtiss House Museum, 44 Main St., Newtown is hosting an open house tour and blacksmithing demonstration from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Blacksmith, Josh Reynolds will demonstrate and discuss how this craft isn’t just about hammering metal. Demonstration is dependent on weather.

For more information, visit www.newtownhistory.org.

Redding

Pudd’nhead Prize Gala benefits Mark Twain Library

The seventh annual Pudd’nhead Prize Gala honoring Laura Linney and benefitting the Mark Twain Library will be held virtually at 8 p.m., Saturday.

Hosted by Michael Ian Black, the event features a gourmet dinner delivery from Bernard’s for $75. VIP sponsorships start at $300. Deadline to register for the event is Wednesday.

For more information, to register, or become a sponsor visit marktwainlibrary.org/fundraising/puddnhead-prize.

Ridgefield

League of Women Voters holds voter registration

The League of Women Voters of Ridgefield will be at the Ridgefield Library from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday to register citizens who will be at least 18 years old by Election Day, Nov. 3.

Current registrants can also make address or party affiliation changes. General information will be available about absentee balloting, poll locations, voting hours and positions and candidates up for election.

Members of the league will be outside the library’s sliding doors at the main level entrance to the building. Attendees are asked to wear a mask and social distance when approaching the library.

More information is available at www.ridgefieldlibrary.org.

Sherman

Guided walk looks at tree identification

Deer Pond Farm, 57 Wakeman Hill Rd., Sherman presents a Tree Identification and Ecology Walk at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

The characteristics for identifying trees will be pointed out on this walk and identification resources will be shared. There also will be a discussion on the importance of different species in providing food and cover for wildlife and forest products for people.

Instructor is Jim Arrigoni, CT Audubon conservation biologist.

Cost is $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers; and $25 for families, up to four.

For more information, or to register, visit https://www.ctaudubon.org/deer-pond-farm-programs-classes/.

JCC presents live musical performance

The Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Sherman, 9 CT-39, Sherman will present a live performance of “Say Goodnight, Stacy,” with musical guests Gary Blu, Barbara Bock, & Mike Wright, and MC Kimberly Marcus at 6 p.m., Sunday.

For more information, visit https://www.jccinsherman.org/.

Washington

High Holiday services celebrated in-person and remotely

The Greater Washington Coalition for Jewish Life is holding High Holiday services on the evening of Sept. 27 with Kol Nidrei and Sept. 28 during the day for Yom Kippur, the day of atonement.

Because of health and safety considerations, this year will include both virtual and in-person gatherings. Coalition services are open to all, but advance registration is required to receive a link to virtual service options.

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, began at sundown Sept. 18 and continued through Sept. 19 with morning services.

The Greater Washington Coalition for Jewish Life meets monthly for Friday night worship as well as for Jewish holidays, life cycle events, Jewish study, and programs that present Judaism in a relevant, interactive way.

For more information, email jewishlifect@gmail.com or call Sally Talarico at 860-868-2434.