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Edith Wheeler Memorial Library is at 733 Monroe Turnpike.

MONROE, Conn. — The following events are scheduled in town this week, March 2 through 20: 

Monday, Mar. 2

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Free Blood Pressure Screening at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Tpke, Monroe
No appointments are necessary.  Brought to you by the Monroe Health Dept.

6:30 – 8 p.m.
Bullet Journal Workshop Part Deux with Jennifer Heitzke at Turning The Page Bookstore
477 Main Street, Monroe
Have you heard about Bullet Journals, and want to learn more? If so, come to the second in our series of workshops with local teacher superstar and all-around awesome person Jennifer Heitzke… you do not need to have been at our first session, you just need to be curious.

Tuesday, Mar. 3

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Stay & Play at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Tpke, Monroe
All ages with a caregiver. Join library staff for a brief storytime, 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 the 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.

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Lego Club at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Tpke, Monroe
Ages 6 – 12. Come see what you can create with the library’s collection of Lego® bricks. Registration is not required. Location: Children’s Craft Room.

6:45 – 8 p.m.
Adult Book Discussion at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Tpke, Monroe
This month’s selection is Transcription by Kate Atkinson.  Library Journal: “Juliet Armstrong is recruited to MI5 in 1940, when she was 18. She spends years listening to and transcribing the conversations of a group of British Facist sympathizers. … A decade later Juliet is working at the BBC when she starts getting threatening notes. … The story jumps back and forth among decades, which can be challenging but has the effect of revealing the story in tantalizing little pieces. … this is an unforgettable novel.”  No registration required. Location: Rotary Room.

7 – 8:30 p.m.
Oscars at the Library at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Tpke, Monroe
Come and see an Oscar-nominated movie on the big screen.  This session, we’ll be showing “Ford v Ferrari”. (Nominated for 4 Oscars, including Best Picture & Best Achievement in Sound Editing).

From IMDB: “American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.”  Popcorn will be served. Registration is not required. This movie is rated PG-13.  Location: Ehlers Meeting Room

Wednesday, Mar. 4

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 our 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.

6 p.m.
Masuk HS Boys Varsity Swimming & Diving at SWC Dive Championships at Pomperaug HS Pool

6 p.m.
Town Council Special Budget Meeting in Town Council Chambers
7 Fan Hill Rd, Monroe

7 – 9 p.m.
PTO Meeting at Jockey Hollow Middle School
365 Fan Hill Rd, Monroe

Thursday, Mar. 5

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

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.
Preschool Lab at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Tpke, Monroe
Ages 3 – 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration. Participants will practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun. Registration is not required.  Location: Children’s Story Room

5 p.m.
Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting in Town Council Chambers

7 Fan Hill Rd, Monroe

7 – 10 p.m.
Jockey Hollow Drama Presents Just So at Jockey Hollow Middle School Auditorium
365 Fan Hill Rd, Monroe

7 – 9 p.m.

Singo at Veracious Brewing Company

246 Main Street, Monroe
What is Singo?  Singo is a new and exciting musical spin on the traditional game of Bingo. Instead of listening for a number, players are listening to their favorite music.  Please call ahead for reservations or stop in. Brewery prizes will be given to the round winners.

Friday, Mar. 6

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Preschool Lab at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Tpke, Monroe
Ages 3 – 5. Stop by for a program of learning and exploration. Participants will practice the skills needed for Kindergarten, while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun.  Registration is not required.  Location: Children’s Story Room

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Oscars at the Library at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Tpke, Monroe
Come and see an Oscar-nominated movie on the big screen. This session, the library will be showing “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”. (Nominated for 10 Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director)

From IMDB: A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles. Popcorn will be served. Registration is not required. This movie is rated R.  Location: Ehlers Meeting Room

5 p.m.
Masuk Boys Varsity Swimming & Diving at SWC Boys Swimming Championship at Masuk HS Pool
1014 Monroe Tpke, Monroe

7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Jockey Hollow Drama Presents Just So at Jockey Hollow Middle School Auditorium
365 Fan Hill Rd, Monroe

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

8 p.m.
Live Music Featuring No Strings Attached at Carl Anthony’s Trattoria
477 Main Street, Monroe

Saturday, Mar. 7

10 a.m. 11:15 a.m.
Yoga at Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Tpke, Monroe
Adults, come to these sessions and learn the basics of yoga. Bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. Wear appropriate workout wear (comfortable but not restricting). Class is limited to 25 people.

Attendance is first come, first served for yoga classes.  Location: Ehlers Meeting Room

12 – 4 p.m.

Winter Carnival at Stepney Elementary School
180 Old Newtown Road, Monroe

1:30 – 3 p.m.
Oscars at the Library at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Tpke, Monroe
Come and see an Oscar-nominated movie on the big screen. This session, the library will be showing “Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” (Nominated for Best Actor).  From IMDB: Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod.  Popcorn will be served. Registration is not required. This movie is rated PG-13. Location: Ehlers Meeting Room

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Live Music Featuring Chris Cavaliere at Veracious Brewing Company

246 Main Street, Monroe

7 – 10 p.m.
Jockey Hollow Drama Presents Just So at Jockey Hollow Middle School Auditorium
365 Fan Hill Rd, Monroe

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