What’s Up: Calendar of Redding events Nov. 7 to Nov. 28

November 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Solar Energy Tips

Here is a list of upcoming events in Redding and Georgetown. Send additions to this listing to pilot@thereddingpilot.com.

Thursday, Nov. 7

“Are Stay-at-Home Moms Regretting Their Choices?” is the topic of a presentation by Work Like a Mother founder Hilary Berger at 7:30 p.m. at the Mark Twain Library. Refreshments will be served at this free program. For information and to register, call 203-938-2545 or visit marktwainlibrary.org.

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Saturday, Nov. 9

Once Upon a Mattress, Joel Barlow High School’s fall musical, directed by Redding resident Diana Canova will open at 7:30 p.m. with encore productions on Friday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m. and two shows on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 for general admission or $10 for senior citizens. For more information, email Janet@hayman.info.

Saturday, Nov. 9

Lego Saturday at Mark Twain Library from 11 to 12:30. Children ages 4 and up are invited to come build and create with the library’s huge supply of Legos. For information, call 203-938-2545 or visit marktwainlibrary.org.

“Happy Dog 101: 101+1 Tips for Raising a Happy Dog” author Jeff Morgan, accompanied by his dog Bingo, will share ways to encourage a dog’s naturally good behavior at the Mark Twain Library  at 4. For information or to register,visit marktwainlibrary.org or call 203-938-2545.

Sunday, Nov. 10

Food drive, Redding Girl Scouts are sponsoring the second annual Fill the Food Pantry food drive at the Redding Community Center. People who wish to donate items can drop them off between 2 and 4 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 11

Fifth annual Veterans Day celebration at Joel Barlow High School will be held from 7:40 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Veterans from both Redding and Easton are invited to come speak with students prior to an assembly in the auditorium honors all veterans. A continental breafast and lunch will be served. If interested in participating, call Jordan Pinsky at 203-938-2508, ext. 1114. Leave a name and phone number and calls will be returned to confirm attendance and provice further information.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

Shrinky Dink Crafts program from 4 to 4:45 at Mark Twain Library. Second through fourth graders can make a charm for a necklace, bracelet or key chain. To register, call 203-938-2545 or visit marktwainlibrary.org.

Wednesday, Nov. 13

Teaching and working with challenging children will be the topic of a presentation by Dr. Marcia Eckerd, who is on the staff in psychiatry at Norwalk Hospital, at 7:30 p.m. at Redding Community Center, 37 Lonetown Road.

Friday, Nov. 15

Stuff a Bus for the Troops, organized by Barlow High School students in the Achieving with Integrity Club with Give2TheTroops in an effort to collect donations of supplies and gifts and send them to active members of the armed forces, from 2 to 4 near the JBHS bus loop. Collection boxes also located at Redding and Easton schools, community centers and libraries. Parents encouraged to send their children to school with an item on Veterans Day. Nov. 11. Donors may send checks  made payable to Give2TheTroops to Joel Barlow High School at 100 Black Rock Turnpike, Redding CT 06896, Attention: Tanya Kontra. For information, contact Samantha Schwear at sschwear@yahoo.com or Andy Kearney at apkearney@yahoo.com, or contact faculty adviser Karen Sullivan, ksullivan@region9ps.org.

Sunday, Nov. 17

A Salute to Natalie Ketcham at the Redding Country Club from 5 to 8 p.m. which is open to the pub   lic in Redding and beyond. The cost is $50 per person. Payment is required to secure a reservation. Checks should be made to Emily d’Aulaire (with “Ketcham Party” entered in the memo field) and mailed to Ms. d’Aulaire at 21 Sunset Hill; Redding, CT 06896. The event is being organized by a five-member bi-partisan committee. Call 203-938-3612 for more information.

Monday, Nov. 18

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for the Mark Twain Library’s Solar Energy Installation, will be at 10:30 a.m. at the library with a reception immediately following.

Wednesday, Nov. 20

“Three Décor Experts Dish Advice for Transforming Your Home with Art and Carpets” is the topic of a panel discussionon at 7:30 p.m. at the Mark Twain Library. On the panel will be Alix G. Perrachon, author of The Decorative Carpet — Fine Handmade Rugs in Contemporary Interiors; John O’Sullivan, owner of Art Frame of Danbury; and Virginia Cohen of Redding, an interior designer who has served as chair of the Redding Interior Space Committee. The event is free of charge and refreshments will be served. For information or to register, visit marktwainlibrary.org, or call 203-938-2545.

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at Christ Church Parish at the corner of Black Rock Turnpike and Cross Highway in Redding Ridge starting at 7:30 p.m. All are also welcome to attend the gala reception in the parish hall afterward.

Thursday, Nov. 28

The Great Turkey Escape, Thanksgiving morning 5K road race and 1K kids run will begin and end at the West Redding Fire Department at 8 a.m. Landmark Preschool is managing the event and host pre-race registration. For more information visit thegreatturkeyescape.com.

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