Corvette show will benefit charities

Several area charities will benefit from a Corvette Show and Shine Meet on Sept. 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bennett Chevrolet, 295 Danbury Road.

The show is being sponsored by Candlewood Valley Corvettes, and a portion of the proceeds will go to Healing the Children; Ann's Place, the Home of I CAN; and the Disabled American Veterans.

The fee to exhibit one's Corvette is $20, or $15 if registered in advance. Hot rods, muscle cars and customs will cost $15, or $10 if registered in advance.

A "Vette for Sale Space" is available for $15 per vehicle.

The spectator entry fee is $5 per person, free for children under 12, and $10 per car, or $5 for Corvettes not entered in the event.

No pets or alcohol are permitted.

For more information, call Gary Coviello at 203-573-0080 or Terry Lieberman at 203-748-6255.

Plan for college workshops offered

Three college planning sessions geared to parents and students who are sophomores, juniors and seniors are scheduled at Kent Memorial Library Sept. 23 and Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 24 at 1 p.m.

Dr. Carol L. Brown of Educational Resource Services will conduct the sessions.

On Sept. 23 the focus will be Strategic Planning for the Right College Choice.

The Oct. 14 session will cover Financing College -- Tips for Tough Economic Times and The Mock Interview and College Admission Essay will be covered Oct. 24.

The programs are free and open to the public; however, it is suggested one reserve a seat by calling the library at 860 927-3761, email the library at kmlinfo@biblio.org or stop by in person to sign-up. Seating is limited. Antique car raffle being run by Lions

The New Milford Lions Club is selling raffle tickets at $20 for a 1931 Ford Model A convertible. The drawing will be Oct. 10 at 4 p.m. at Harrybrooke Park. The winner need not be present to win. For more information or to buy a ticket, contact a club member or go to Southworth Automotive at the bridge in New Milford.

Colonial family days has many activities

The New Milford Historical Society will hold a Colonial Family Day Sept. 27 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Festivities will include demonstrations of open hearth cooking, silhouette cutting, quilting, rug hooking, plein air painting and soap making.

In addition, interactive activities will include churning ice cream, stitching a sampler, sewing a quilt block, making herbal sachets, dipping candles, making a simple rag doll, carding fleece, scrubbing clothes, making a scarecrow, bobbing for apples and stenciling.

Silhouette artists will offer sittings on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Baked goods, along with items such as books, prints, maps, New Milford medallions and other items in the gift shop, will be available to purchase.

The museum at 6 Aspetuck Ave. will also be open for tours of its permanent collection, the Knapp House, and its featured exhibit of quilts and shirred rugs.

Admission to Colonial Family Day is $12 per family for members and $15 per family for non-members. Admission for single individuals is $5 for members and $7 for non-members.

For more information or to volunteer to help with the event, call 860-354-3069 or email nmhistorical@gmail.com.

Patriots Day will be observed in Roxbury

The town of Roxbury will recognize Patriot Day Sept. 11 with the tolling of the church bells at Roxbury Congregational Church and Christ Episcopal Church.

The bells will ring for one minute at 9:43 and 10:10 a.m., followed by a town-wide moment of silence in remembrance of the lives of the men and women who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Town hall, senior center and library employees and Booth Free School students will step outside near their respective building's flagpole.

Flags will be flown on North Street.

The Board of Selectman requests that residents do a good deed that day in honor and memory of the people who lost their lives that day.

Culinary school applications accepted Sept. 14 program now accepted

The New Milford Community Culinary School is accepting applications for the next session of its 12-week job training and placement program set to begin Sept. 14.

Tuition is free for qualifying candidates, who must be at least 18. The school was established in 2007 to provide unemployed and underemployed men and women with the skills they need to find jobs with career paths in the food service industry. The program has been successful, placing most of its students in jobs upon graduation.

Instructed by Chef Blythe Roberts, a graduate of the French Culinary Institute, the students will learn a range of cooking techniques in a full-scale kitchen.

Besides providing hands-on culinary and sanitary instruction, the school also arranges internships for all students, trains them in the life skills necessary to getting and keeping a job, and assists with job placement.

Classes will be held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 7 Whittlesey Ave.

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.

Candlewood Valley Corvette Club, 7:30 p.m., Bennett Chevrolet, Route 7. (203) 748-6255.

Chamber of Commerce Business Scene, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (860) 354-6080.

Candlewood Valley Corvette Club, 7:30, Bennett's Chevy-Buick, 295 Danbury Rd.

Sunday

Daniel Bissell Chapter No. 670, Military Order of the Purple Heart, 2

p.m., VFW Hall, 11 Avery Road. (860) 354-8411.

Ladies Auxiliary of the Daniel Bissell Chapter No. 670, Military Order

of the Purple Heart, 2 p.m., VFW Hall, 11 Avery Road. (203) 746-2565.

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 sundownescape@charter.net.