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Around Canton: Jan. 13, 2016

January 13, 2016 Arts and Entertainment, Community, Schools No Comments
Mills Pond. Photo by John Fitts

Mills Pond Recreation Area.
Photo by John Fitts

By John Fitts 

Good morning Canton. After a little more overnight snow, the National Weather Service is predicting a mostly sunny day Wednesday with a high near 27 and a westerly wind from 13 to 16 miles per hour, with the occasional gust approaching 40 mph.

Today, there are several things going on in Canton, including a 1 p.m. presentation of “Be Your Own Healthcare Advocate the senior center. At Canton High School, the varsity wrestling team takes to the mat at 4 p.m., followed by boys basketball action, with JV starting at 5:30 p.m. and varsity at 7 p.m.

On the government front, the Board of Selectmen meets tonight. Discussions will include the possibility of expanding the public works facility and appointment of a fire chief.

Also tonight, Stepping Stones Educational Center is hosting an open house from 6 to 8 p.m.

See more details about these events at https://cantoncompass.com/events-calendar/

Below are some more general happenings around town.

Relieving the Hunger Campaign

The Canton Lions Club is inviting all community residents to donate food during the week of Jan. 10 – 16 at the Canton Shop-Rite.  This event is part of the “Relieving the Hunger” Campaign, a Lions global campaign taking place during the months of December and January that focuses on hunger and malnutrition.   Collection boxes are near the store exits.

Lions clubs are groups of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs.  For more information or to get involved with the Canton Lions Club, please contact Bill Henson at 860.716.6649 or hens1@comcast.net – www.cantonctlions.org.

Calling all musicians

The Farmington Valley Band is starting a new season and is seeking participants. All instruments are welcome, especially trombones, tuba and percussion.
There are no auditions or fees to join – one would need only the ability to read and play music at a level compatible with the Band’s varied repertoire. Rehearsals are Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Collinsville Congregational Church located at 7 South St. If interested or for more information, contact Eric Sondergeld at (860) 693-1119 or email fvb.info@farmingtonvalleyband.com. You can also visit the band’s website www.farmingtonvalleyband.org.

Cherry Brook Primary School Kindergarten Search

Cherry Brook Primary School has begun its kindergarten search. Children who turn 5 years old by January 1, 2017, are eligible for kindergarten next fall. Parents should call the school at 860-693-7721 for info.

TASTE Books Available at Library

The Friends of Canton Public Library are once again selling the New Greater Hartford Edition 2016 dining and entertainment TASTE books. The cost is $25 per book but $10 from each sale goes to the Friends to help support the library.  There are over $2,000 worth of coupons in each book. There are 12 coupons for Big Y for 10 percent of your total purchase, $10 or $5 off many local restaurants, coupons for area museums, miniature golf centers, tire centers and so much more. The books are on sale now through January. A sample of the book is on display at the library and books can be purchased at the desk or by calling 860-693-2262.


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