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Wednesday, Aug 27
Currently: 63˚F
Feels Like: 63˚ F
Hi: 87˚, Lo: 60˚
Wind: 3, Gust: N/A MPH
Wind Direction: WSW (240)

Tonight: 60˚
Sunset: 7:34 PM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent
T-Storms Early

Thursday, Aug 28
Hi: 77˚, Lo: 53˚
Wind: 14, Gust: N/A MPH
Wind Direction: NNW (331)

Friday, Aug 29
Hi: 77˚, Lo: 57˚
Wind: 6, Gust: N/A MPH
Wind Direction: NNE (12)
Mostly Sunny

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Concert Series: Week 2

Bluegrass band in the park.

The six-week long Summer Concert Series resumes in Mills Pond Park at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, with a performance by Grass Routes, a bluegrass band from Connecticut.

Lions Club members will be on hand to sell hot dogs, hamburgers, snacks and drinks as part of the club’s effort to raise money for the renovation of the Mills Pond Park pool house.

According to the band’s website, Grass Routes has been “delighting audiences with a repertoire ranging from traditional bluegrass standards to folk and contemporary songs” since 1980. Vocals include duets to four-part harmonies, the website says.

The concert will conclude at 8 p.m.



Storing Unwanted Paint?

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is asking state residents to complete a brief survey to determine the amounts of unwanted paint in households.

This anonymous survey will be used in part to help design programs for the collection of unwanted paint in the state. You are invited to complete the survey only if you own a home or a condo in Connecticut.

Click here to take the survey.


Senior Events: Picnic Nears

The Avon-Canton Rotary Club Senior Picnic will take place at the Canton Community Center, 40 Dyer Ave., on Thursday, July 21, beginning at noon.

Older adults from both communities can sign up by calling their senior centers (Canton: 860-693-5811; Avon: 860-675-4355). The event, which is sponsored by the Rotary Club and Canton Senior & Social Services, is free and features live entertainment and a picnic menu of hotdogs, hamburgers, watermelon, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, and dessert.

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July’s potluck luncheon at the Canton Community Center is scheduled for noon on Monday, July 25. Members come together every month with their dishes and eat a meal. The luncheon is free and open to everyone.

No need to bring a dessert this month; Ben & Jerry’s will be on hand with ice cream. Call 860-693-5811 to sign up.

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Canton Senior & Social Services will sponsor a free, one-hour seminar on “Nordic Walking” on Tuesday, Aug. 16.

The event will be held at 2 p.m. in the lower level of the Canton Community Center. Reserve a spot by registering at the center or calling 860-693-5811.

Walking with poles has become a popular activity in Europe. Jack Fila, a certified walking instructor through the American Nordic Walking Association, will demonstrate the specially designed poles and the techniques used in Nordic Walking.

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The Canton Senior Center will be traveling to Manchester, N.H., on Friday, Aug. 19, for the “World Quilt Show.” The trip is not limited to residents of Canton. The day trip departs from the Canton Community Center at 7 a.m. and returns by 6 p.m.

The $60 per-person fee includes deluxe motor coach transportation, admission to the fair and market and all gratuities. This show features more than 400 quilts from 10 countries, multiple vendors, and a full food court.

The deadline for full payment is Friday, July 15. For information, call Canton Senior & Social Services at 860-693-5811.

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Canton Senior & Social Services is sponsoring a Labor Day Weekend Trip (Sept. 2-5) to Scott’s Family Resort in Oquaga Lake, N.Y. The three-day, four-night getaway can be as jam-packed or as relaxing as you choose.

There’s unlimited golf and mini golf, organized activities such as shuffleboard and bocci, a showboat cruise, swimming, speedboat rides, water skiing, canoes and sailboats, bowling, exercise classes, dance lessons, and live music and dancing every night.

The price is $423 per person for double or triple occupancy, and $511 for single occupancy, and includes deluxe motor coach transportation, all meals and activities, baggage handling and all taxes and gratuities.

Deposits are due by Friday, July 15, with final payment due by Tuesday, Aug. 2.  For information, call Canton Senior & Social Services at 860-693-5811.