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Edith Wheeler Memorial Library is at 733 Monroe Turnpike.

The following events are happening in Monroe this week, Feb. 10 through Feb. 16.

Monday, Feb. 10

4:25 p.m.
Masuk Girls Varsity Ice Hockey vs.
Avon-Southington-RHAM-Newington-Mills-Wethersfield,Newington Ice Arena Blue Rink

6:30 p.m.
Masuk Boys Varsity Wrestling Senior Night vs. Notre-Dame of Fairfield,
Masuk gymnasium, 1014 Monroe Tpke, Monroe

6:45 – 7:45 p.m.
Classics Book Club at Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Tpke, Monroe
The group will discuss the 1940 book, “You Can’t go Home Again,” by Thomas Wolfe.  Registration is not required. Location: Rotary Room

7 p.m.
Masuk Girls Varsity Dance Team at SWC Dance Championship,
New Milford High School 

8 p.m.
Town Council Meeting, Town Council Chambers
7 Fan Hill Rd, Monroe 

Tuesday, Feb.11

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Stay & Play at Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Tpke, Monroe
All ages with a caregiver. A brief storytime will be followed by playtime, socializing and refreshments. Early literacy fun for the kids and a meet-up for the grownups.  Registration is not required. Location: Children’s Story Room

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Creative Kids at Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Tpke, Monroe
All ages. Drop by to unleash your creative side. We’ll have all the materials to make a beautiful craft.  Please note:  caregiver assistance may be needed.  Registration is not required. Location: Children’s Room

3:30 p.m.
Masuk Boys Freshmen Basketball vs. Newtown High School,
Masuk gymnasium, 1014 Monroe Tpke, Monroe

4 p.m.
Masuk Boys Varsity Swimming & Diving vs. Pomperaug High School, 
Masuk Pool, 1014 Monroe Tpke, Monroe

5:15 p.m.
Masuk Boys JV Basketball vs. Newtown High School,
Masuk gymnasium, 1014 Monroe Tpke, Monroe

5:15 p.m.
Masuk Girls JV Basketball,
Newtown High School gymnasium

6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Upgrade Your Valentine’s Cards with Cricut at Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Tpke, Monroe
Ages 16 + : We’ll show you how you can use the Cricut Air Explore 2 to seriously upgrade your Valentine’s cards.  Learn about searching images, cutting cardstock, and resizing images so they fit on your card perfectly.  We’ll have decorations and blank cards so you can see what the Cricut is capable of.

Registration is not required. You may drop in anytime during this program. This is a beginner Cricut & Cricut Design Space tutorial. Location: Makerspace

7 p.m.
Masuk Boys JV Basketball vs. Newtown HS,
Masuk gymnasium1014 Monroe Tpke, Monroe

7 p.m.
Masuk Girls Varsity Basketball,
Newtown High School gymnasium

Wednesday, Feb.12

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Play Cafe at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Tpke, Monroe
Ages birth through 6 with a caregiver. Kids can enjoy our train table, Duplo table, play house, puzzles, puppets, and other toys while caregivers get to know other adults in our community. The library will have a fun activity set up in its Craft/Storyhour rooms. Spontaneous storytimes, bubbles, musical instrument fun, and other activities will vary from week to week. Be sure to check out books and other library materials to take home to enhance this early learning experience. Registration is not required.

3:45 p.m.
Masuk Girls Varsity Ice Hockey vs. Amity-N. Haven-Cheshire,
Haden Lou Astorino Ice Rink, 784 River Rd, Shelton

4 – 4:45 p.m.
3-D Printed Valentine’s Necklace at Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Tpke, Monroe
Grades 6 – 8: Drop-in to the Teen space to make a 3-D Printed Valentine’s Necklace. The library will have its 3-D printer running, so you can see how it works while you make your necklace. Registration is not required for this program.

8 p.m.
Masuk Boys Varsity Ice Hockey vs. Housatonic-NW-Wamogo-Torrington,
Shelton Sports Center of CT Upper Rink
784 River Rd, Shelton

Thursday, Feb. 13

10:30 – 11 a.m.
Sing-Along Stories at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Tpke, Monroe
Walkers – age 5 with a caregiver. Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle. Registration is not required.  Location: Ehlers Meeting Room

Friday, Feb. 14

Monroe Public Schools are closed Today for Winter Recess

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Drop-In Valentine’s Craft at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Tpke, Monroe
All Ages. Stop in at the library to make a cute Valentine’s Bug. Registration is not required. While supplies last. Location: Children’s Craft Room

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Family Game Day, Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Tpke, Monroe
All Ages. Looking for something to do on your day off from school? Families and friends are invited to play a variety of board games together. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the event.  Refreshments will be provided. Registration is not required for this event. Location: Ehlers Meeting Room

3:30 p.m.
Masuk Boys Freshmen Basketball,
Bethel High School gymnasium

4 p.m.
Masuk Girls JV Ice Hockey vs. Wilton-Norwalk-McMahon,
Ridgefield Winter Garden Ice Rink

5:15 p.m.
Masuk Boys JV Basketball,
Bethel High School gymnasium

5:15 p.m.
Masuk Girls JV Basketball vs. Bethel High School,
Masuk gymnasium1014 Monroe Tpke, Monroe

5:15 p.m.
Masuk Boys Varsity Basketball,
Bethel High School gymnasium

7 p.m.
Masuk Girls Varsity Basketball Senior Night vs. Bethel High School,
Masuk High School gymnasium1014 Monroe Tpke, Monroe

8 p.m.
Live Music,
Carl Anthony’s Trattoria
477 Main St, Monroe

7 – 10 p.m.

Valentine’s Karaoke at Veracious Brewing Company
246 Main Street, Monroe

8 p.m.
Trivia Night at Monroe Social
494 Main Street, Monroe

Saturday, Feb. 15

9 a.m.
Masuk Boys Varsity Wresting at SWC Wrestling Tournament at Pomperaug HS Main Gymnasium

10 a.m.
Masuk Girls Varsity Indoor Track,
CIAC State Indoor Track Championship Meet at Floyd Little Athletic Center Field House, New Haven

10 – 11:15 a.m.

Binky Patrol’s Binkathon, Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Tpke, Monroe
A Binkathon is a fun-filled day where people of all ages gather to make as many blankets as possible to be given to local agencies, shelters, and hospitals. All are invited to attend, but please do not leave young children unattended. Supplies will be available for making fleece tie blankets, but please bring sharp scissors with you. The library will sign off on community service hours for all students. Bring your form if you have one.
Binky Patrol is a national organization dedicated to collect and deliver hand-made blankets to critically ill and traumatized children. The Monroe/Trumbull chapter has been collecting and delivering babies, children, and teens in need of a Binky hug in the Greater Bridgeport and surrounding areas. Donations are appreciated. Cash or checks payable to Binky Patrol, gift cards to Joann Craft, Michael’s, or Walmart, Yarn and fleece (machine washable). Blankets need to be hand-made.  For information, visit www.binkypatrol.com. Please RSVP via Facebook event or email to [email protected]

11:10 a.m.
Masuk Boys Varsity Ice Hockey vs. Newtown at Danbury Ice Arena Patriot Rink

1 – 4 p.m.
Beekeeping Seminar at Benedicts Home & Garden
480 Purdy Hill Rd, Monroe
Free event with professional speakers for those interested in learning more about beekeeping. Refreshments and day-only specials available.

2 – 3:30 p.m.

Unlock the Past: Intro to Genealogy at Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Tpke, Monroe
Peter Marcato has done genealogy for over 40 years and is a reference genealogist with the Connecticut Historical Society. This introductory class is aimed at all who want to understand and capture their interesting and diverse family stories, and will focus on developing your skills in genealogy, including using online databases, collecting vital records, and locating other documentation. Registration is requested for this event, but drop-ins are welcome. Location: Ehlers Meeting Room

4 p.m.
Masuk Boys Varsity Indoor Track at CIAC State Indoor Track Championship Meet,
Floyd Little Athletic Center Field House, New Haven

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Live Music Featuring Al Rivoli at Veracious Brewing Company
246 Main Street, Monroe

Sunday, Feb. 16

7:15 p.m.
Masuk Girls JV Ice Hockey vs. West Haven-SHA at West Haven HS Bennett Rink, 
Ridgefield Winter Garden Ice Rink

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