What’s going on in Monroe? Oct. 7 to 13

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The Masuk Panthers girls soccer team will play a home game against Bunnell this Friday.

The following events are happening in Monroe this week:

Monday, Oct. 7

10 to 11 a.m.
Adult Book Discussion at the Last Drop Coffee Shop
435 Main St.
This month’s selection is “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee.  Booklist: “Jean Louise Finch is back home in Maycomb, Alabama, for a visit, after living in New York City just long enough to gain a new perspective on her past and her future…Jean Louise is devastated by her father’s racism…By revealing the insidious prejudice of a man as seemingly upright as Atticus, Lee uncloaks the malignant hatred, anger, and fear …”  Registration not required.

4 p.m.
Masuk Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Bethel at Masuk HS Middle Field
1014 Monroe Turnpike

5:30 p.m.
Masuk Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. Bethel at Masuk HS Gymnasium
1014 Monroe Turnpike

7 p.m.
Masuk Girls Varsity Field Hockey vs. New Milford at Masuk HS Turf Field
1014 Monroe Turnpike

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting
Conference Room 204, Monroe Town Hall
7 Fan Hill Road

Tuesday, Oct. 8

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Outdoor Pickleball at Wolfe Park Tennis Courts
285 Cutler’s Farm Road
Bring your own paddle and ball to play some pick-up games with others looking for a game. Free program. No registration required.

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Stay and Play at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Turnpike
All ages with a caregiver.  Join us 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. to 12:30 p.m.
Creative Kids at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Turnpike
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 Reading Room

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

477 Main Street

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.

4 to 6 p.m.
Tri-Wizard Tournament at Turning The Page Bookstore

477 Main St.

If you are a Harry Potter fan in grades 1-6, join us as we celebrate the book birthday of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The Illustrated Edition with our own version of the Tri-Wizard Tournament!  The actual “Tournament” will begin around 4:45 so everyone has an opportunity to arrive after school.

4 p.m.
Masuk Girls Varsity Swimming and Diving vs. Immaculate & Bethel at Masuk HS Pool
1014 Monroe Turnpike

Wednesday, Oct. 9 

In observance of Yom Kippur, Monroe Public Schools are closed today

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

7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Monroe Inland Wetlands Commission Meeting
Council Chambers, Monroe Town Hall
7 Fan Hill Road

Thursday, Oct. 10

10:30 to 11 a.m.
Singalong Stories at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Turnpike
Walkers through 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 to 2:15 p.m.
Preschool Lab at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Turnpike
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

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Masuk HS Grade 10 Parent Orientation to Pupil Services
1014 Monroe Turnpike

4 p.m.
Masuk Girls Varsity Field Hockey vs. Joel Barlow at Masuk HS Turf Field
1014 Monroe Turnpike

7 to 8:30 p.m.
Jeep Meet Up at Veracious Brewing Company
246 Main St.

7 to 9 p.m.
Fawn Hollow PTO Meeting
345 Fan Hill Road

Friday, Oct. 11

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Preschool Lab at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Turnpike
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

3 to 6 p.m.
Monroe Farmers Market
7 Fan Hill Road

4:15 p.m.
Masuk Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Bunnell at Masuk HS Turf Field
1014 Monroe Turnpike

5 to 8 p.m.
Friday Family Supper Night – Pasta & Playground
Monroe Congregational Church, Rexford House
34 Church St.
Support the Monroe Playground Foundation in rebuilding the Kids Kreation Wooden Playground at Wolfe Park.  Pre-pay/pre-register: $10/person or $40/family (parents & children); kids under 5 free.  Tickets at www.monreoplaygroundfoundation.org Pay at the door (cash/check/credit card):  $12/person or $45/family (parents & children).  Dinner includes salad, pasta, meatballs and bread.  Each meal served with refreshments, coffee, tea and dessert.  Donations can also be made:  Monroe Playground Foundation, PO Box 162, Monroe, CT 06468.

8 p.m.
Trivia Night at Monroe Social
494 Main St.

Saturday, Oct. 12

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Halloween Costume, Bagged Candy and Used Towels Collection
Union Savings Bank Parking Lot, 411 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe
The Monroe Women’s Club will be collecting new and gently used costumes as well as bagged candy and will be donated to Monroe Social Services.  In addition, they will be collecting used towels that will be donated to area animal shelters and animal rehab.  (Sports uniforms and dance recital outfits make for great costumes)

10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Drop-In Craft – Pool Noodle Monsters at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Turnpike
Ages 3 and up.  Stop by the library to create a scary monster with pool noodle pieces, pipe cleaners, pom poms, feathers, googly eyes, and other fun stuff!  While supplies last. Registration is not required. Location: Children’s Craft Room

11:30 a.m.
Masuk Girls Varsity Field Hockey vs. Watertown at Masuk HS Turf Field
1014 Monroe Turnpike

12 to 8 p.m.
Crazy Taco Mex Food Truck at Veracious Brewing Company
246 Main St.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Live Music Featuring ReEntry Band at Veracious Brewing Company
246 Main St.

Sunday, Oct. 13

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Outdoor Pickleball at Wolfe Park Tennis Courts
285 Cutler’s Farm Road
Bring your own paddle and ball to play some pick-up games with others looking for a game. Free program. No registration required.

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