What’s going on in Monroe this week? Oct. 15-20

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The Monroe Farmers Market is held on the green in front of Town Hall every Friday from 3 to 6 p.m.

The following events are scheduled in town this week, Oct. 14 to Oct. 20:

Tuesday, Oct. 15

9 a.m. – 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 a.m. – 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. – 12:30 p.m.
Creative Kids at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Turnpike
All ages. Drop by to unleash your creative side. The library will 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 p.m.
Masuk Unified Sports – Soccer

Masuk High School Auxiliary Gym

1014 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe

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

477 Main St.

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 p.m.
Jockey Hollow Boys & Girls Cross Country Meet
Great Hollow Lake

6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Adult Writers’ Group at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Turnpike
Have you always wanted to write a book, story, poem or memoir? Everyone has a story to tell. Join us on the third Tuesday each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for an opportunity to finally get those ideas out of your head and onto paper or laptop. The library welcomes all types of writers who aspire to publish and anyone else who would like to spend an hour in a safe, nurturing environment creating and sharing their work. Seniors are encouraged to document family traditions and personal anecdotes to pass on to loved ones. No registration necessary. Location: Rotary Room

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Masuk High School FAFSA Information Session Part 2
1014 Monroe Turnpike

7 p.m.
Masuk Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Pomperaug at Masuk HS Turf Field
1014 Monroe Turnpike

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

 Wednesday, Oct. 16

10:30 a.m. – 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.

6 p.m.
Masuk Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. Newtown at Masuk HS Gymnasium
1014 Monroe Turnpike

6 p.m.
Domestic Violence Awareness Vigil at Monroe Town Hall Gazebo
7 Fan Hill Road, Monroe
Rain location: Monroe Congregational Church

Thursday, Oct. 17

10:30 a.m. – 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 p.m. – 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

4 p.m.
Jockey Hollow Boys & Girls Cross Country Meet
Great Hollow Lake

7 p.m.
Monroe Planning and Zoning Meeting
Council Chambers
7 Fan Hill Road 

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Masuk PTC Meeting
Masuk Library Media Center

1014 Monroe Turnpike

7 p.m.
Masuk Girls Varsity Field Hockey vs. New Fairfield at Masuk High School Turf Field
1014 Monroe Turnpike

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

Friday, Oct. 18

10:30 a.m. – 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

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

4 p.m.
Masuk Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Kolbe Cathedral at Masuk HS Turf Field
1014 Monroe Turnpike

4 p.m.
Masuk Girls Varsity Swimming and Diving vs. Joel Barlow at Masuk HS Pool
1014 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe

5:30 p.m.
Masuk Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. Notre Dame-Fairfield at Masuk High School Gymnasium
1014 Monroe Tpke, Monroe

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

Saturday, Oct. 19

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The 41st Annual Great Pumpkin Fair at Monroe Elementary School
375 Monroe Turnpike
Fun, games, music, raffles, pumpkin patch, face painting, bounce houses, food, vendors and much more.

10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Yoga for Adults at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Turnpike
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

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Friends of the Library Concert featuring Silver Threads at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Turnpike
Silver Threads Band performs mostly folk type music sometimes leaning toward country and sometimes toward rock and roll. The band is led by Julie McClenathan, lead vocals and Rob McClenathan, bass guitar, a husband and wife duo from Monroe.  They are joined by a variety of other local musicians most notably, long-time friend Brian Keane playing lead guitar. The band is also joined by John O’Rourke on guitar and vocals, Bonnie Erickson adding vocals, Don Parker-Burgard on percussion and often by other instrumentalists.  The selection of music we will present comes out of the Greenwich Village club scene of the 1960s.

Registration is not required for this event. The whole family is invited. Location: Ehlers Meeting Room

2:30 p.m.
Masuk Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Amity at Masuk HS Turf Field
1014 Monroe Turnpike

Sunday, Oct. 20

9 a.m. – 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.

2 p.m.
Trick or Trunk at Masuk High School Parking Lot
1014 Monroe Turnpike

Lot opens at 2pm to decorate; Trick-or-treating at 3pm; Parade at 3:45pm
Raindate:  Oct. 27

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