Cook Book Club, Jan 21, 6:30 p.m. at the East Hampton Public Library. In a healthy attempt to get January off on the right foot, Cookbook Club will be exploring the world of Skinnytaste!  Check out The Skinnytaste Cookbook by Gina Homolka (copies available at the front desk) and/or for recipe ideas.  860-267-6621.

Do you like browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes?  Join us monthly for Cookbook Club!
Each month participant suggestions will prompt a theme, a cookbook or a particular food personality.   Bring a dish and 12 copies of the recipe to share.  Dishes should arrive ready to eat, we'll provide the plates and forks.  We'll sample and talk about each recipe, and take home new ideas! Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month. 


Local artist Elizabeth Sennett will provide Step by Step instruction on painting in all mediums for all skill levels through a program offered by East Hampton Parks & Recreation, Jan. 21 to March 17, 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the East Hampton Middle School Art Room for ages 18 an older. Please bring sketch pad and pencil to the first class.

Cost is $70.

Dungeons & Dragons for Teens, East Hampton Public Library, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 4:00 p.m. - 6 p.m. Learn how to play Dungeons and Dragons by firsthand experience. Bring friends and we'll meet some fun characters, have some combat, and learn the basics of the game. No experience required, just a sense of adventure. 860-267-6621.

The East Hampton Art Association will meet on Jan. 22 at the East Hampton Public Library Community Room, 105 Main St., at 7 p.m. A DVD titled Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse, will be shown. All are welcome to attend.

Hope Church will host Night to Shine prom on Feb. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. for people with special needs ages 14 and older at the church, on Route 66. Sponsored by the Tim Tebo Foundation, the event is a red carpet style extravaganza complete with hair and makeup stations, shoe shining, limousine rides, corsages and boutonnieres, a catered dinner, karoke, prom favors and dancing. A King and Queen will be crowned. Free for guests with special needs. Register by Jan. 23 at and click on Night to Shine.


East Hampton Parks & Rec will offer a corn hole tournament, Jan. 25 3:30 to 6 p.m. at the East Hampton Middle School on Childs Road. Cost is $50 for a two person team. Proceeds benefit East Hampton Sports Boosters. Raffles, prizes and bake sale. 860-227-9941 for information.


The Mad Hatter Kid's Paint Night at Epoch Arts, 27 Skinner St., will be offered for

children in grades 1 to 5, Jan 25 at 6:30 p.m. Come dressed as their favorite character from Wonderland and create a crazy painting from the amazing Alice in Wonderland.  $15. Register online at

Cabin Fever Series: Traveling to Cuba,  East Hampton Public Library, Saturday,  Jan. 25, 1:00 p.m.

Don Burr of the Chatham Historical Society will give a Power Point presentation on his recent trip to Cuba. 

Sponsored by The Chatham Historical Society and the East Hampton Public Library. 860-267-6621.

The Knights of Columbus Belltown Council 6190 will hold a free throw championship for ages 9 to 14 at the Center School Gym, 7 Summit St. on Jan. 25 with registration at 12:30 p.m. and the competition at 1 p.m. No fee to compete. Proof of age and parent or guardian signature required to participate. Winners move on to compete at district, regional and state levels. 860-302-3468 for information.

East Hampton High School will host a Poetry Out Loud School Championship, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m., The program was created by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Poetry Foundation and sponsored by the Connecticut Office of the Arts. Every EHHS student competed at the classroom level and those classroom winners competed in front of their respective grades. The four grade level winners and the next four top overall scorers will compete o represent EHHS at the state finals in March. East Hampton finalists are Lena Bosco, Sebastian Dabkowski, Elise Deveau, Carolyn Dziekan, Elizabeth Link, Caleb Ripper, Julia Stone and Rylee Thomas. 

East Hampton Yarners will meet to create items for people in need and finish members projects on Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Congregational Church of East Hampton, 59 Main St. and 7 to 9 p.m. at a members home. for information.

Epoch Arts Teen Mental Health Workshop

Every year, Epoch Arts responds to a crisis in the world with the arts in an event called an Arts Response. Many students have shared their struggle with anxiety, depression and general mental health issues and so this years Arts Response is themed, Mental Health. Prior an Arts Response, students attend a workshop geared around the year's theme. We invite students 6th grade and up to become educated about this topic in our Mental Health Workshop. Epoch has teamed up with the Prevention Partnership to create an original Mental Health curriculum where students will share their concerns and experiences, journal and learn about healthy ways of dealing with these issues. Students are encouraged to invite a friend to join us. Friday Jan. 31st, 7:00-9:00 pm. Free. 27 Skinner Street, East Hampton, Ct.



Friends of Fowler Dix Park VFW Post 5095 will hold a Feb. 2 Super Bowl Grinder Sale to raise funds for the Joe Barber Memorial Scholarship fund. Turkey, ham, roast beef or tuna with American or Provolone cheese available. Lettuce, tomato and condiments included. Cost for the 16 inch grinders are $10 and must be ordered by Jan. 28. Pick up at the VFW, 20 N. Maple St., the day of the game between noon and 3 p.m. Delivery available to East Hampton and Marlborough. 860-267-8837 to order.

Take Your Child To The Library Day: Bald Eagle Meet and Greet

East Hampton Public Library, Saturday, Feb. 1, 11:00 am. Celebrate your library with birds of prey! Horizon Wings Raptor Rehabilitation and Education Center will be sharing raptors and a bald eagle that have been nursed back to health. This program is most appropriate for ages 6 and up. Registration is required. 

12:00pm: Join us in the children’s room for face painting and crafts. No registration needed, all ages welcome. 860-267-6621.

Belltown Council 6190 Knights of Columbus Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner planned for the Feb. 7 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Church Parish Center, 47 E. High St. Cost is $10 for adults; $9 for seniors; $6 for ages 7 to 12. Meal also includes salad, bread, dessert, beverages. Nonperishable food for the food bank will be collected and gently used plastic shopping bags.

Denim, Diamonds and Drafts, an evening of dancing, dinner and drinks to support the Ct. Draft Horse Rescue, will be held Feb. 28 starting at 6 p.m. at St. Clements Castle, 1931 Portland-Cobalt Road, Portland. Cost is $80 and includes buffet dinner, raffles, live auctions and a cash bar. 860-267-1524 for tickets or send payment to via Paypal, reference Denim, Diamonds, Drafts tickets on the payment. Tickets must be purchased by Feb. 19.


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