BULLETIN BOARD Pasta dinner will fund playground A benefit to raise money for a new creative playground in town is set for July 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Maxx, 94 Railroad St. The cost will be $5 per person or $20 per family Adult Ed offers English and High School diploma classes Learning is a life long process and whether you are 16 or 60 it is never to late to learn. Be sure to look for our fall Brochure in the July 31 edition of The News-Times and New Milford Spectrum. There are programs to help you obtain your high school diploma or learn English. New Milford Adult Education offers high school diploma and GED classes, as well as classes to learn how to speak, read and write in English. There are also enrichment courses everything from fitness and dancing to financial programs and arts and crafts. Opportunities to brush up on skills needed for the workforce are available through computer and business classes as well as earning your certification as a nursing assistant. For more information, call (860) 350-6647, Ext. 1170. More for youNewsWhat to do at Village Fair DaysNews-Times, The (Danbury, CT)NewsWhat to do at the Village Fair Days...News-Times, The (Danbury, CT)NewsWhat to do at the Village Fair DaysNews-Times, The (Danbury, CT)NewsVillage Fair Days draws crowdsNews-Times, The (Danbury, CT) Donations needed for Sherman Barn Sale The Sherman Library is accepting donations of antiques, furniture, collectibles, tools, garden items, toys, housewares and books in good condition through Aug. 13 for its Aug. 15-16 rain or shine Barn Sale. The Barn Sale has been a tradition in town for more than 10 years, although it hasn't been held for the past two or three years. The sale will be preceded by a barbecue and best-of-the-barn auction Aug. 14 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., with the most unique and best items featured in a silent auction. Last bids for the auction will be at 7:30 p.m. Mattresses, upholstered furniture, TVs, computers, VCRs, exercise equipment, lawn mowers, tires, clothing, textbooks, manuals, encyclopedias, VHS tapes and hazardous materials will not be accepted. Donations may be brought to the library in Sherman Center Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Large donations should be dropped off July 25, or Aug. 1 or 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets to the barbecue and auction are $25 for non-members, $20 for members, $10 for kids 5-12 and free for kids under 5, and may be purchased at the library by calling (860) 354-2455 or contacting Joan Laucius at (203) 241-9006 or at email@example.com. Tickets for the barbecue and auction, as well as donations for the sale, are tax-deductible. Fair days offer something for everyone New Milford Village Fair Days will be held July 24-25 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day on the Village Green. The two-day event will feature arts, crafts and antiques vendors, as well as businesses, organizations, churches, clubs and food vendors. See next weeks Spectrum for a complete schedule of events. The Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce annually sponsors the fair, which draws thousands of visitors. The 2009 fair will include the final judging of the third New Milford Idol, scheduled for July 24 from 7 to 10 p.m. Parking will be available at John Pettibone School on Pickett District Road, with bus service to and from the Green. For visitors safety and comfort, residents are asked to leave their pets at home. For more information, call the Chamber at (860) 354-6080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. SCHEDULE The Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce has announced the schedule of events for its Village Fair Days, to be held on the Village Green in New Milford July 24-25. FRIDAY, JULY 24 ä10 a.m.: Opening ceremonies on the stage. To include singing of National Anthem by Curtis Thompson and "God Bless America" by Linda Parker, ribbon cutting with Mayor Pat Murphy and crowning of senior center king and queen. ä10 a.m.-10 p.m.: Fine arts, crafts, antiques, business, non-profit and food booths. ä11 a.m.-4 p.m.: Amber Alert child identification program, sponsored by New Milford Police Department and Danbury and New Milford Rotary clubs, in lower level of town hall (use Church Street entrance). ä11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: RecOn, sponsored by New Milford Parks and Recreation Department, on the stage. äNoon-10 p.m.: Bingo, sponsored by Knights of Columbus, on the south end of the Green. ä1:30-2:30 p.m.: Belly dance FIT/Get Fit program with Kathy Henkel on the stage. ä2:30 p.m.: Tour of town hall with Probate Judge Martin Landgrebe at front steps of town hall on Main Street. ä3-4 p.m.: Demonstration by New Milford Sports Club on the stage. ä4:30-5:30 p.m.: Music by Last Place Victory on the stage. ä6 p.m.: Children's Fun Run, sponsored by Double Dragon Dojo Martial Arts Academy, with pre-registration at the Village Fair Days staff booth from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Three races will be held: ages 4 and under; ages 5-8; and ages 9-12. ä7-10 p.m.: New Milford Idol competition on the stage. ä10 p.m.: Fair closes. SATURDAY, JULY 25 ä9 a.m.: 42nd annual 8-Mile Road Race and 7th Annual Fair Days 5K, sponsored by New Milford Parks and Recreation Department. ä10 a.m.: Fair opens ä10 a.m.-10 p.m.: Fine arts, crafts, antiques, business, non-profit and food booths. ä11 a.m.-4 p.m.: Amber Alert child identification program, sponsored by New Milford Police Department and Danbury and New Milford Rotary clubs, in lower level of town hall (use Church Street entrance). ä10:30 a.m.: Road Race awards on the stage. ä11 a.m.: Historical walking tour, sponsored by New Milford Historical Society. Starts at bandstand. äNoon-1:30 p.m.: Music by Respect Due on the stage. äNoon-10 p.m.: Bingo, sponsored by Knights of Columbus, on the south end of the Green. ä2 p.m.: Historical walking tour, sponsored by New Milford Historical Society. Starts at bandstand. ä2-2:30 p.m.: Northern Star Karate on the stage. ä2:45-3:30 p.m.: Studio D on the stage. ä4-5: p.m.: St. Peter's Masonic Lodge chicken wing eating contest on the stage. ä5:15-6 p.m.: Elite Gymnastics on the stage. ä7-10 p.m.: Steppin' Out with Curtis T. on the stage. ä8 p.m.: Village Fair Days and Frederick J. Wynne Scholarship Fund Awards on the stage. ä10 p.m.: Fair closes. Deborah Rose Writer/Photographer The Greater New Milford Spectrum 45B Main St. New Milford, CT 06776 email@example.com www.spectrum.newmilford.com (860) 355-7324 (860) 350-6794 - fax Please consider the impact on the environment before printing this email. REUNIONS New Milford High Class of 1989 plans reunion New Milford High School's Class of 1989 10-year reunion will be held July 25 at Anthony's Lake Club in Danbury. It will be a banquet dinner for adults only. A barbecue picnic for alumni and their families will be held July 26 at the Bridgewater Town Park. Classmates interested in attending are asked to visit www.nmhs89.c0m to update personal information and to register for the reunion, or call Bill Buckbee at (203) 770-2327. CALENDAR Thursday Veterans of Foreign Wars bingo, 7 p.m., VFW Hall, 11 Avery Road. Odd Fellows meeting, Good Shepherd Lodge 65, 8 p.m., Taylor Hall, Route 7.Sunday Spirituality and drumming circle, 2 p.m., Institute for American Indian Studies, Washington. (860) 868-0518. Monday Country/international line dancing from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at St. John's church on the Green. (860) 868-2683 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Tuesday Free blood pressure screening by Visiting Nurse and Home Care Northwest,1 to 2 p.m. VNA Community Service Office, Washington. (800) 752-0215.