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Alex’s Lemonade Stand Virtual End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run 5K  Halloween Edition

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Virtual End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run 5K  Halloween Edition, will be held Saturday, October 31, 2020 virtually anywhere.

This event is organized by the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Registration is free, but to get a T shirt will cost you $20. You are of course encouraged to fundraise for the event. For more information or to register go to: .

Proceeds from the Walk/Run 5K will benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in its fight to end childhood cancer. To learn more about their work visit

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The Longest Day

The Longest Day will be celebrated Friday, June 20, 2020, worldwide.

Before Covid-19 made virtual events mandatory, the Alzheimer’s Association celebrated The Longest Day by encouraging supporters to spend the day doing whatever they most enjoyed- hiking, biking, barbequing.. as they raise funds to fight Alzheimer’s.

Virtual events used to require an explanation about how the process works, but I think everybody pretty much has it down by now. Hold your fundraiser wherever and however you want on the 20th while raising important funds for a worthy cause.

To register for The Longest Day, to get event ideas, to set up a fundraising page or to learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association visit:

The Alzheimer’s Association’s ultimate goal- the first survivor of Alzheimer’s.

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Torrington Child Care Center 9th Annual Golf Tournament

The Torrington Child Care Center 9th Annual Golf Tournament will be held Friday, June 14, 2019, at Fairview Farm Golf Course, 300 Hill Road, Harwinton, Ct 06791.

The 18 hole tournament is held in honor of Wayne Berlinski.

This is a four-person scramble.

Entry fee is $140 per person which includes green fees, cart, on-course contests, breakfast and dinner.

Registration is in advance only. Please make check payable and mail to:

Torrington Child Care Center

338 Kennedy Drive

Torrington, CT 06791

Contests include $10,000 hole-in-one, longest drive and closest to the pin.

There will also be a putting contest, 50/50 raffle and tournament raffle with many great prizes.

Tournament Day Schedule:

9:00 am  Registration and Breakfast

11:00 am  Shotgun start

4:00 – 5:00 pm  Social Hour

5:00 pm  Dinner, Awards and Raffle Drawings

Proceeds from the tournament will help fund field trips for children at the Center.

To register or for more information visit Torrington Child Care Center on Facebook or call (860) 482-2621.

Thank you to these generous sponsors:

Barry Cone Heating and Air Conditioning

Torrington Savings Bank

Markal Finishing

Access Rehab Center

Intrasonics, Inc.

Nickerson General Contractors

Advanced Monograms

Knights Electrical Services

H & R Block, Winsted


Local 478 Operating Engineers

Canaan Country Club


Central Mechanical Services, Inc.

Torrington Country Club

Print Master

Connecticut Sinus Center

Northwest Hills Automotive LLC

Lori Riiska CPA, LLC

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Winsted Penguin Plunge

The Winsted Penguin Plunge will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Highland Lake Boat Launch, 278 Lake St., Winsted, CT 06098. This is the “largest grass roots fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics CT.”

The Penguin Plunge is a wintertime fundraiser for Special Olympics Connecticut. Participants (“Penguins”) of all ages register and get pledges and then join with others, either as an individual or as part of a team, to jump into the cold water for fun and a great cause!

Entrants, who must be 8 years old or more, are asked to raise a minimum of $100 each to participate in the Penguin Plunge, but there are great incentive prizes for those who meet higher fundraising levels. Those who do not want to take the plunge can still participate in the fundraising effort. Entrants are asked to raise their funds early enough to bring them the day of the event.

Register online at for a free event T shirt. Costumes are encouraged. Get a printable registration form at

The Plunge day schedule is as follows:

10:00 am Registration

12:00 noon Plunge

1:00 pm Awards for fundraisers, best costumes and other festivities.


The money raised through Penguin Plunges benefit over 12,000 athletes and Unified Sports® partners state-wide who participate year-round in 27 different sports training and athletic competitions for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and their peers without disabilities. The Penguin Plunge is one of the largest fundraising efforts for Special Olympics Connecticut.

For more information call (203) 230-1201 ext. 270 or email

For more information about Special Olympics CT visit

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HYSB Spin-a- Thon

The HYSB Spin-a- Thon will be held Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Studio Lakeville, Lakeville, CT 06039.

The event, which is a guided spin class, is hosted by Studio Lakeville. They have devoted 15 spin bikes for individuals or teams to raise funds for the Housatonic Youth Service Bureau.

The entry fee for the 90 minute event is $25 per person, but registrants are encouraged to seek sponsors to donate a minimum of 25 cents per minute.

To register, go to, scroll down to the “Get Fit have Fun…” story, click on “Read More” and click “Register Now”.

Registration deadline is February 8th.

Spin Day Schedule:

2:00 pm Spin begins

4:00 pm Event ends

Proceeds from the Spin-a-Thon will help fund a $1000 scholarship for a 2019 graduate from Housatonic Valley Regional High School.

Applications for the scholarship are due March 25, 2019.

To learn more about the Spin-a-Thon or the scholarship visit or call (860) 824-4720.

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Teen Trivia Challenge, 6th Annual

The Teen Trivia Challenge, 6th Annual, will be held Friday, February 1, 2019 in the Kingswood Oxford Dining Hall, Kingswood Oxford School, 170 Kingswood Road, West Hartford, CT 06119.

The event is presented by Emily Lemkuil.

Entry fee is $20 per person.

Register by January 25th at, click on “Download the Flyer”.

Event Schedule:

6:30 – 10:00 pm

Food and prizes.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance (CTBTA).

For more information about the Trivia Challenge email or call (860) 951-1504.

For more information about CTBTA visit

Food provided by:

First & Last Tavern Hartford

Bricco’s Restaurant

A. C. Petersen Farms


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Jimmy Welsh 22nd Annual Memorial Hockey Tournament

The Jimmy Welsh 22nd Annual Memorial Hockey Tournament will be held Friday, February 1- Sunday, February 3, 2019 at the Berkshire School, Athletic Center, 245 Undermountain Road, Sheffield, MA 01257.

The tournament is open to the following teams: Squirt B; Squirt C; Pee Wee B; Pee Wee C; Bantam A and Bantam B.

The entry fee is $1,000 per team.

Each player will receive a gift.

There will be a full concession stand, raffles and T shirts for sale.

To register and other information including deadlines, requirements, and rules visit, find “Jimmy Welsh 2019”, “Tournament Details” and “Notice to Participating Teams”.

Send registration and payment to:

Berkshire Youth Hockey

c/o Whitney Cole

135 Sand Road

Canaan, CT 06018

For more information email Whitney Cole at

The Jimmy Welsh Tournament is the Berkshire Rattlers’ major fundraiser.


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The  Zombie Chase Challenge

The  Zombie Chase Challenge will be held Saturday, November 4, 2017 at White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield, CT.

This is a fun event for the whole family where a 5K run meets flag football, but without the contact.

Participants can join as either a “Human”, a “Zombie” or a “Jumper”.  The task of the Human is to complete the 5K course while keeping as many of their three flags as possible. The Zombies’ job is to also complete the course (they start 2 minutes after the humans) while capturing as many Human flags as possible. The Zombies cannot touch the humans other than taking a flag. The jumpers lurk along the course to jump out and scare the runners while trying to capture flags.

Participants are encouraged to wear costumes, and there will be a makeup artist on hand to add to the ghoulish effect.


Children 12 and under have the choice of running the adult course accompanied by an adult or taking the 1 mile option.

Cost of the event is $30 for adults and $10 for children.

The race starts at 11:00 am.

Proceeds from the race will benefit YMCA charitable services to help deserving individuals and families with membership and program fees.

The Zombie Chase Challenge is the final event in the Grand Prix  series benefiting the NWCT YMCA. The other races are the WYLD Obstacle Run, June 24th; the Canaan Railroad Days Run, July 16th; the Stronger Women, Stronger World 5K Obstacle Race, Aug. 5th and the Highland Lake 10K, Oct. 7th. Please go to the Running/Walking Calendar to learn more about these races.

For more information visit or call (860) 824-2790.

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The Norfolk Land Trust Trail Races

The Norfolk Land Trust Trail Races will be held Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Barbour Woods,  31 Lovers Lane, Norfolk, CT.

The event hosts both a 5K and 10K race. The 10K , which courses up Haystack Mountain, is an extended loop of the 5K.

The entry fee for both 5K and 10K races is $15 which includes awards, post-race party at Infinity Hall and a Big Elm pint glass.

Note: Registration is limited to 100 for each race. Register at Registration ends at 11:59 pm on September 21st.

Race day schedule is as follows:

11:30 am  Check in

12 noon  10K race begins

12:30pm 5K race begins

Post-race party and awards.

Race proceeds benefit the Norfolk Land Trust, which is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation of natural heritage and open space in Norfolk, CT.

For more information including course description or to register go to and enter Norfolk Land Trust Trail Races in search, or visit

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The Canaan VFW 26th Annual Golf Tournament

The Canaan VFW 26th Annual Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Egremont Country Club in Great Barrington. MA.

The 18 hole, four-person scramble format event also requires a participant’s handicap to determine into which of four flights each team will be entered. Prizes will be awarded to the winner of each flight.

The entry fee for the tournament is $100 per person which includes green fees, coffee and donuts, cart, gift, lunch and beverages, on-course contests, awards and a prime rib dinner.

On course contests include closest to the pin and longest drive for both men and women.

Participants must register in advance. The deadline for registration is September 12th, but organizers suggest early registration because the tournament always fill up.

For more information or to get a registration form, call Moe Spadaccini at (860) 824-0660.

Tournament day schedule is as follows:

10:00 am  Check in, coffee and donuts

11:00 Shotgun start.


Awards and dinner after tournament.

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Canaan VFW Post’s scholarship program which awards six to seven, $1,000 scholarships each year to students from Canaan, Falls Village or children of Post members. The tournament has awarded over $100,000 to deserving students during the tournament’s 25 years.

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