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MONROE, Conn. — Here’s what’s scheduled in town this week, March 9 – 15, 2020: 

Monday, March 9

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

Tuesday, March 10

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 Turnpike, 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.

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

6:30 p.m.
Masuk Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Weston HS at Masuk HS Gymnasium
1014 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe

Wednesday, March 11

9 a.m.
Planning & Zoning Commission POCD Committee Meeting at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Tpke, Monroe
Location: Ehlers Meeting Room

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Play Cafe at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Turnpike, 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.

Thursday, March 12

10:30 – 11 a.m.
Sing-Along Stories at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Turnpike, 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 Turnpike, Monroe
Ages 3 – 5. Stop by for a program of learning and exploration. We’ll 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

5:30 p.m.
Masuk Boys Varsity Swimming & Diving at CIAC Boys Class M State Diving Championships at Bulkeley High School 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 Fawn Hollow Elementary School
345 Fan Hill Rd, Monroe

Friday, March 13

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Preschool Lab at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe
Ages 3 – 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration.  We’ll 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

5:30 – 7 p.m.
Fish Fry at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
175 Old Tannery Rd, Monroe
Battered fish filet or baked fish or homestyle mac & cheese with cole slaw, french fries, beverage and dessert. Cost is $15/adult; $7/child (age 6-12).  Credit cards accepted.  Open to the public. Takeout begins at 5 p.m., call 203-268-4265

7 – 10 p.m.
Masuk High School Sophomore Ring Dance at Stone Barn
175 Shelton Road, Monroe

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

8 p.m.
Live Music Featuring Happy Sally Band at Carl Anthony’s Trattoria
477 Main Street, Monroe

Saturday, March 14

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monroe Business Appreciation Day
The Monroe Economic Development Commission will provide green balloons for participating Monroe businesses to display outside their place of business. Patrons will visit those businesses that are participating and have their passport stamped. Each participating business is offering a discount or a raffle that day. Patrons will then submit their completed passport to be entered into a larger raffle for prizes offered from the EDC and other businesses that have donated.

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

1:30 a.m. – 3:40 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 “Knives Out,” winner for Best Original Screenplay. Popcorn will be served. Registration is not required. This movie is rated PG-13. Location: Ehlers Meeting Room

6 p.m.
Masuk Boys Varsity Swimming & Diving at CIAC Boys Class M State Trials at East Hartford High School pool

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Live Music Featuring Ray Hinds at Veracious Brewing Company

246 Main Street, Monroe

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