What’s happening in Monroe this week? Nov. 4 – 8

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Here’s what’s happening in Monroe this week, from Monday, Nov. 4 to Saturday, Nov. 8. 

Monday, Nov. 4

6 p.m.

Masuk Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. Pomperaug – SWC Quarterfinals at Masuk HS Gymnasium
1014 Monroe Tpke, Monroe

Admission Charge – $8 Adults and $5 Students/Seniors

7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Board of Education Finance Meeting at Masuk HS Library/Media Center
1014 Monroe Tpke, Monroe

7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Board of Education Meeting at Masuk HS Library/Media Center
1014 Monroe Tpke, Monroe

Tuesday, Nov. 5 – Election Day

No School for Students – Teacher Development Day for Monroe Public Schools

6 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Polls are Open for Municipal Election

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Stay & Play at Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Tpke, Monroe
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 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

1 – 2 p.m.
Beanie Baby Bingo at Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Tpke, Monroe
All Ages.  Join us for an afternoon of Bingo at the library.  Beanie Baby prizes for every game.  Adults may play, but only children may win prizes.  1 prize per child.  Registration is not required for this event.  Location:  Ehlers Meeting Room

2:30 – 3:00 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.

6:45 – 8:00 p.m.
Adult Book Discussion at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Tpke, Monroe
This month’s selection is The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah.  Registration not required.  Location:  Rotary Room

7 – 9 p.m.
Adult Movie Night featuring Fast & Furious presents:  Hobbs & Shaw at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Tpke, Monroe
Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity.  Popcorn will be served.  No registration necessary.  Location:  Ehlers Meeting Room

Wednesday, Nov. 6

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.  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 – 7:30 p.m.
Mike Alimo:  Retirement for Women at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Tpke, Monroe
A women’s only event.  This program will be presented by Mike Alimo of USA Financial & Tax Services LLC. With a focus on retirement planning and risk management, his services portfolio includes: comprehensive financial planning; investment and portfolio management; wealth preservation and transfer strategies; individual, business and estate tax planning; IRA and 401K rollovers; education funding; Insurance and Long-Term Care planning, as well as tax preparation. In gratitude for many years of business and support from clients and friends around the state, Michael remains committed to giving back to the community via informational presentations and educational workshops.  Registration is requested for this event, but drop-ins are welcome.  Location:  Ehlers Meeting Room.

7 – 9 p.m.
Forum on Underage Drinking and Substance Abuse at Masuk High School

1014 Monroe Tpke, Monroe

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 7

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

12 p.m.

Masuk High School – Early Dismissal for Students

1014 Monroe Tpke, Monroe

1:30 p.m. – 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. 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.

Masuk Boys Freshmen Football vs. Pomperaug at Masuk HS Turf Field
1014 Monroe Tpke, Monroe

5:30 – 8 p.m.

Masuk Parent Teacher Conferences

1014 Monroe Tpke, Monroe

7 p.m.
Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting

Town Hall Council Chambers
7 Fan Hill Road, Monroe

7:30 – 10 p.m.

Drama at Jockey Hollow Middle School

365 Fan Hill Road, Monroe

Friday, Nov. 7

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Dinovember Kickoff at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Tpke, Monroe
All ages – Join us to begin a month of dinosaur activities in November, also known as DINOVEMBER.  Fun dinosaur activities, crafts and displays all month long.  Location:  Children’s Room

10:30 – 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. 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

7:30 – 10 p.m.

Drama at Jockey Hollow Middle School

365 Fan Hill Road, Monroe

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

Saturday, Nov. 8

10 – 11:15 a.m.
Saturday Morning Conversations at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
733 Monroe Tpke, Monroe
First Selectman Ken Kellogg and Superintendent of Schools Jack Zamary will be available in the Children’s Department to talk with any Monroe citizen. Please stop by to chat and ask any questions. No registration required.  Location:  Children’s Room

11 a.m.

Masuk Girls Varsity Swimming & Diving SWC Championship Meet at Masuk HS Pool
1014 Monroe Tpke, Monroe

2 – 8:30 p.m.
Pizza Proof Food Truck at Veracious Brewing Company
246 Main Street, Monroe

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Live Music Featuring Elle Sera at Veracious Brewing Company
246 Main Street, Monroe

7:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Drama at Jockey Hollow Middle School

365 Fan Hill Road, Monroe

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