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Cool Events This Week, Here and Beyond

by Sally Bahner | Nov 15, 2018 9:42 pm

Lots of activities leading up to Thanksgiving and the deep dive into the holidays, made a bit more festive by Thursday’s snow. Hope you stayed safe and warm. The weekend, however, looks fine, so take some time to enjoy some cool events around town amid your Thanksgiving preparations, including the Branford Land Trust’s Van Wie Walk. Consider helping residents in need through the Branford Food Pantry and Community Dining Room. The Branford Police Department along with Branford Big Y, 1075 West Main St. will be doing its third annual “Give A Cop The Bird” this Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Cool Events This Week, Here and Beyond

by Sally Bahner | Sep 6, 2018 7:54 am

Head over to East Haven this weekend for its Fall Festival. Nostalgia is on tap, especially when it comes to music. Local vendors will showcase their services, school musicians will perform, plus there a road race and classic car show. Dudley Farm in Guilford is open to fairies and elves, something surely to delight the kids. Looking ahead… there’s a fall bonanza of activities. Read on! Got a cool event? Email sebahner@snet.net by Wednesday noon.

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Cool Events This Week, Here and Beyond

by Sally Bahner | Aug 10, 2018 10:33 am

Mary Johnson photoBranford goes to the dogs this weekend amid the dog days of summer. Woofstock, the annual fund-raiser for the Cosgrove Animal Shelter, hits the green this weekend. Jane Bouley returns to the library to sign copies of her new book – it’s a fascinating read. Take advantage of local produce at its best at the Dudley market and savor some fruit of the vine at the Shoreline Wine Festival at Bishop’s in Guilford. And, don’t forget to vote in the Primary on Tuesday!

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Cool Events This Week, Here and Beyond

by Sally Bahner | Jul 27, 2018 8:02 am

When it comes to cool events this summer, we’re on a roll. If you missed some earlier – Dudley Farm Farmers’ Market, Jane Bouley’s booksigning, and the popular jazz concerts on the green – there are opportunities for a redo. Be sure to catch the Shoreline Trolley Museum’s trolley parade and pencil in Woofstock, always a favorite, and the Rotary Club’s classic car show. Got a cool event? Email sebahner@snet.net by Wednesday noon.

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Cool Events This Week, Here and Beyond

by Sally Bahner | Jul 20, 2018 7:55 am

Storm’s a comin’. This will be a good weekend for inside activities. Take the kids to the library this afternoon – they can learn all about sound, courtesy of the Connecticut Science Center. We’ve been looking forward to town historian Jane Bouley’s new book about Branford’s street names. If you look at old maps of Branford you’ll see many of today’s street names. Bouley will be at the library on Saturday to sign copies of her book. Cuddling kitties is a great indoor activity – Branford Compassion Club is having a food and supply drive. Stop by – you may also find the love of your life. Got a cool event? Email sebahner@snet.net.

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Jun 29, 2018 8:38 am

If this weekend’s heat and humidity are getting to you, cool off with the classic film, “Rebecca,” which is part of Blackstone Library’s Great American Read, shown at Fire Headquarters. Art and music take the stage with an opening of works by Diana Wells at the Willoughby Wallace Library. The much-anticipated opening of the Branford Jazz on the Green series – was, sadly, rained out! Got a cool event? Email sebahner@snet.net by Wednesday noon.

Saturday, June 30

Saturday Cinema: “Rebecca”

Celebrate summer reading by watching movies based on The Great American Read, a list of America’s 100 most loved books. The Blackstone Library will sponsor a series of films based on the books.

This month, the 1940 film, “Rebecca,” directed by Alfred Hitchcock, based on the 1938 book by Daphne DuMaurier, will be shown at Branford Fire Headquarters, 45 N. Main St., Saturday, June 30, 1 to 3 p.m.

 

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