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The Plunge is coming back to Great Hollow Lake on April 13. The annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Connecticut is organized by the Monroe Police Department.

MONROE, CT — The Plunge at the Park will be held at Great Hollow Lake on April 1. Monroe police officers organize the fundraising event every year to benefit Connecticut’s Special Olympics’ athletes.

Registration will be at 11 a.m. and The Plunge will start at 1 p.m. To register, click here.

Top sponsors so far include Adams Hometown Market, IGA, the Connecticut Elks Association, the Bearingstar Insurance Charitable Fund, the Hometown Foundation, Whelan Engineering Company and the WWE.

Student recognition

Rob Cronin of Monroe earned an Award of Excellence at Western Governors University College of Health Professions. The award is given to students who perform at a superior level in their coursework.

Maureen Gorman and Rebecca Sonnemann of Monroe made the Dean’s List at the University of Maine for the fall of 2022 semester.

To be eligible for the full-time Dean’s List, a student must have completed 12 or more calculable credits in the semester and have earned a 3.50 or higher semester GPA.

A Child of the Holocaust

SHELTON, CT — Judith Alter Kallman, a child survivor of the Holocaust, will talk about her experience in an event to be held at the Courtyard by Marriott Shelton, 780 Bridgeport Ave., at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

For information, visit Chabad of Shelton, Monroe and Stratford’s website.

Kerry Boys concert

The Kerry Boys will perform in a St. Patrick’s Day concert at Edith Wheeler Memorial Library at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 19. The event is sponsored by The Friends of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library.

The Kerry Boys are a band of Irish balladeers with 2007-08 Connecticut State Troubadour Pierce Campbell on guitar, harmonica and vocals, Paul Neri on banjo and Tony Pasqualoni on bass.

For information call the reference desk at 203-452-2852.

Town hall discussion for homeowners

A town hall style discussion on the housing market will be held in the Ehlers Room of Edith Wheeler Memorial Library on Wednesday, March 1, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

With the pandemic in the rear view mirror, the way homes are bought and sold have changed significantly with traditional models quickly becoming obsolete, according to Matt & Danielle Rownin at Keller Williams Realty, which organized this event.

Those in attendance are welcome to ask questions and share their comments. R.S.V.P. by Friday, Feb. 24, by clicking here or call 203-767-3512.

John Searles to appear at EWML event

John Searles, a New York Times best selling author who grew up in Monroe, will appear at An Insider’s Author event at Edith Wheeler Memorial Library at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 26.

The event is sponsored by the library and Turning the Page bookstore.

Searles will talk about his latest book, “Her Last Affair”. Searles is a New York Times best selling author for previous novels, “Help for the Haunted” and “Strange but True” which was made into a movie.

Tickets for this free event are available by clicking here. Tickets must be printed and brought to the event for entry.

For information visit www.ewml.org or call the Adult Programs Department at 203-452-2852.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Saint John XXIII Council 5987 invites the public to a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with a Keltic Kick, a cabaret-style concert in the St. Jude Social Hall, 707 Monroe Turnpike, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 4.

The event is BYOB. Corned beef sandwiches and hot dogs will be sold. Tickets cost $20 each and reservations are required.

Those interested in attending should call Bill Davoren, 203-521-5445, or Eric Terkildsen, 203-240-3141.

Almost Queen at Edmond Town Hall

NEWTOWN — Almost Queen will perform at Edmond Town Hall Theatre, 45 Main Street, on Saturday, March 25. Almost Queen is the second show in ETH’s spring series co-title sponsored by Connie Widmann of Connie Widmann & Team and Colonial Automobile Group.

Almost Queen’s live performance showcases signature four part harmonies and intricate musical interludes. Donning genuine costumes, Almost Queen recaptures the live energy and precision needed to deliver the ultimate Queen tribute experience.

Saturday’s show will have a special opening set by Steve Leonard, who has been playing guitar and writing songs since the time of his first concert at Brendan Byrne Arena (Whitesnake).

Tickets range from $29.50 to $79.50 and can be purchased at edmondtownhall.org.

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