Think Pink Palooza is this Thursday, Meet friends of the Library Saturday, Shop ‘n Eat Flea Market …

The sky was pink as the sun set after the Think Pink Palooza ended in 2020.

MONROE, CT — All are welcome to attend the Think Pink Palooza on the town green this Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

The annual event promoting breast cancer awareness includes speakers, performances by the Masuk band, chorus and strings ensemble, and other activities.

Think Pink Monroe representatives will have a booth at the Monroe Farmer’s Market this Friday, from 3 to 6 p.m.

On Sunday, Sept. 25, Think Pink Monroe will have a presence at the Monroe Food Pantry’s first annual Shop ‘n Eat Flea Market and Food Truck Festival, to be held at Masuk High School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is two dollars per car.

The food trucks will include Backwoods Dawgz & Catering and The Coop. Donations to the Monroe Food Pantry are welcome.

Osteria Romana, 89 Main St., will serve a pink drink of the month with a percent of the proceeds benefitting Think Pink Monroe.

Think Pink Monroe has a full schedule of events planned for October:

Oct. 4, 5, 6: Lake Zoar Drive In, 14 Roosevelt Drive, will donate a percent of its proceeds to Think Pink Monroe

Oct. 7: Pink Farmer’s Market at the Monroe Farmer’s Market, 3 to 6 p.m.

Oct. 13: Monroe Social, 494 Main St., will donate a percent of the proceeds to Think Pink Monroe

Oct. 14: Pinkout Football Game at Masuk High School

Oct. 14: Luminary Lighting at Masuk Football Game

October 27: Monroe Social will donate a percent of the proceeds to Think Pink Monroe

Visit Think Pink Monroe’s Facebook page for updates on dates for support from Seven Maples Nursery and how all schools will participate in events this October.

Meet the Friends of the Library Day

Have you ever said, “I love my library and I wonder how I can help?” Drop in to meet members of the Friends of the Library on Saturday, Sept. 24, to learn how the organization supports the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library and how you can too.

The event, to be held in the Ehlers Room on the lower level of the library, 733 Monroe Turnpike, will be held from 10 a.m. until noon and refreshments will be served.

Friends of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library funds the library’s events and programs. For information, call 203-452-2850.

American Legion Fishing Derby
Victoria Grychak, 11, unhooks a fish from her line during the 3rd District of the American Legion’s first annual Children’s Fishing Derby at Great Hollow Lake.

The second annual Children’s Fishing Derby, hosted by the 3rd District of the American Legion, will be held at Great Hollow Lake, 454 Purdy Hill Road, this Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. until noon.

Admission is free and check in is at the Great Hollow Lake Pavilion, where attendees will get a free chance to win a door prize.

First, second and third prizes will be awarded to anglers in three age categories: age five and younger, age six to 10, and age 11 to 15. Plus an award for the largest fish.

Parents may help children cast, but the children must reel in the fish. Fish must be brought to the measuring table as soon as they’re caught. In the event of a tie, the angler with the earliest time will win.

Only two trout per angler may be kept (state rules). Do not return trout to the lake. All other species may be caught and released.

Sponsors for this event are American Legion posts 16, 42, 60, 78, 86, 176, 177, 141 and 202, Chet Luba and Premium Office Installation.

Monroe Lions Shred Day

Residents can safely dispose of sensitive documents they no longer need during Shred Day, a Monroe Lions Club event to be held from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Oct. 22.

The event will take place in the Rite Aid parking lot at 435 Main St., at the corner of Routes 25 and 59. Participants can watch an Oakridge Massive Mobile Shredder tear their boxes of paper to shreds.

The cost is $10 per box and copy paper sizes of 18 x 10 x 11 will be accepted. Larger boxes will be $5 extra. All money collected will be donated by the Monroe Lions Club to support local needs.

The Lions Club asks participants not to bring binders, binder clips, spiral notebooks or Pendaflex® folders.

For information, write to Len Berger at [email protected].

Monroe Historical Society events

The Monroe Historical Society has a full slate of upcoming events:

Saturday, Oct. 29: The Legend of Hannah Cranna: Alleged Witch of Monroe, a family friendly event featuring tales by legendary storyteller Sue Selk, 2 p.m., 31 Great Ring Road. Admission is free, but seating is limited. To preregister, email Karen Cardi, the historical society president, at [email protected].

Nov. 6: The Shoreline Ringers: A Connecticut Handbell Ensemble at Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, 2 p.m. The ringers will teach the history of bells, techniques used when playing and perform songs is a show with audience participation. Tickets are limited and will be available soon.

Saturday, Dec. 17, The Shoreline Ringers: A Connecticut Handbell Ensemble at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 7 p.m. Featuring music, from Bach to the Beatles. Tickets are limited and available soon.

Dec. 2, 3, and 4: Christmas Fair, East Village Meeting House, 433 Barn Hill Road, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas and holiday decor, new and vintage ornaments, wreaths, baked goods, Monroe historical collectibles and more.

Saturday, Dec. 10: Holiday House Tour, featuring houses and churches in Monroe. A tour is $30 per person. Email Karen Cardi, [email protected].

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