What’s going on in Monroe? Oct. 28 – Nov. 3

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A miniature golf course will be set up among the stacks and open areas of Edith Wheeler Memorial Library for a fundraiser on Nov. 3. Contributed

Here’s what’s happening in Monroe this week, Oct. 28 to Nov. 3, 2019: 

Monday, Oct. 28 

7 p.m.
Masuk Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Notre Dame of Fairfield at Masuk High School Turf Field
1014 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe

8 p.m.
Town Council Meeting

Town Hall Council Chambers
7 Fan Hill Road, Monroe

Tuesday, Oct. 29

2:30 p.m.
Story Time at Turning The Page Bookstore

477 Main Street, Monroe

Join Ms. Ledina and Oscar (the cutest bookstore dog) for Story Time.  Selected stories will be most appropriate for children (ages 3-5) and their accompanying adults.

6 p.m.
Masuk Girls Varsity Swimming and Diving vs. Newtown at Masuk High School Pool

1014 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
SAT/ACT Seminar at Masuk High School for Grade 9-11 Parents
1014 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe

Wednesday, Oct. 30

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. We’ll 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.

 

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Elder Abuse Seminar at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe
Elder abuse comes in many forms and can have a profound effect on you or your loved one’s quality of life.  Learn what defines Elder Abuse, who is at risk, how to spot elder abuse, and how to protect yourself from its many forms in this seminar presented by Melissa Mahon and Maria Rosa of Webster Bank.  Registration is requested but drop-ins are welcome.

Thursday, Oct. 31

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Halloween Parade at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe
Pre-K:  Stop by in your costume to celebrate Halloween. There will be some entertainment, then trick-or-treat from the Library to Town Hall, then walk through the Police Department.  *Be sure to bring a bag for candy. Parade will be held rain or shine. Registration is not required. After the parade, come join all your friends back at the library for a pumpkin-themed craft.

4 p.m.
Masuk Boys Freshmen Football vs. New Milford at Masuk High School Turf Field

1014 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe

Friday, Nov. 1

4 p.m.
Masuk Girls JV Volleyball vs. Bassick at Masuk HS Gymnasium
1014 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe

5:30 p.m.
Masuk Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. Bassick at Masuk High School Gymnasium

1014 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe

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

Saturday, Nov. 2

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Paper Shredding Fundraiser at Village Square
401 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe
The United Methodist Church of Monroe is hosting this event to benefit missions near and far.
Cost:  $10 standard archive box (approx. 15”x12”x10”.  Prices increase $5 per size according to container.  Cash or checks accepted.  Checks should be made out to UMC Monroe.

10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Adult Yoga at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe
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 serve.  Location:  Ehlers Meeting Room.

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Makerspace Ribbon Cutting at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe
Explore, Create, and Connect with our new Monroe Lions Club Co-op and Coffee Lounge! Enjoy light refreshments (while supplies last), work on our brand-new Lego creation, and watch our maker tools in action. You may even get to try some yourself.

3 p.m.
Masuk Boys JV Football vs. New Milford at Masuk Turf Field

1014 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe

7 p.m.
The Magic of Lyn Master Illusionist at Masuk HS
1014 Monroe Tpke, Monroe
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Tickets $25 in advance; $30 at the door;  Children 12 & Under: $15 in advance; $20 at the door.
For tickets, visit Ticket Leap online or call 203-426-5188
The event is hosted by Congregation Adath Israel of Newtown

Sunday, Nov. 3

2 a.m.

Daylight Savings Time ends

When it is 2 a.m., clocks will be moved back one hour.

12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Mini-Golf Fundraiser at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe
The Friends of the Library will be holding a fun-filled Mini-Golf Fundraiser inside the library.  There will be 18 holes upstairs and down, between the stacks and all over the building, plus a food truck so you can stay through lunch.  Purchase “lucky tickets” to take a chance on winning exciting prize baskets.

$5 per person or $20 for a family of up to five people.  Purchase tickets at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library or at one of the two Monroe branches of our title sponsor, Newtown Savings Bank.  Tickets will also be available at the door.

The library building will be opened specially for this event, but services are CLOSED.  There will be no library staff available to check out materials or give reference assistance.

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