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Field will give an in depth look at two common species, the Pink Lady Slipper and the Downy Rattlesnake Plantain Orchid, which can be observed as you hike through our local forests. Field spent the 2017 growing season studying the distribution of these plants at Joshua's Trust Hubbard Sanctuary. The talk will be at the Chaplin Library, 130 Chaplin St. For more information, call Deb at 860-208-5459

Wildflower Walk

CHAPLIN — On Saturday, March 31, at 8 a.m., join DEEP Master Naturalist Deb Field on a wildflower walk on the Hubbard Sanctuary. It is the first in a series of five walks planned for this property and will focus on the progression of wild flowers during the season.

For more information, call Deb at 860-208-5459. Directions: The property is located behind Chaplin Town Hall, 495 Rt. 198, just north of North Bear Hill Road and Chaplin Street. Parking is straight ahead near the fence.

Coventry School Calendar Changes

COVENTRY — At the Board of Education meeting on Feb. 22, the Board voted unanimously to adjust the 2017-18 Coventry Public Schools calendar. To date, there have been seven days of school cancelled due to inclement weather. The following changes have been made to the school calendar.

Graduation has been moved to Saturday, June 23. Currently, the last day of school for students will be Thursday, June 21, 2018.

Visit for an updated version of the school calendar. This information has been provided by Dr. David J. Petrone, Superintendent of Schools. For further information, contact the Superintendent's Office at 860-742-7317, ext. 2

Funding For Cleanup Efforts

AREA — The Last Green Valley, Inc. is making funding available to nonprofits and municipalities and organizations that wish to organize a cleanup event. In the last six years, 7,789 volunteers have collected 248,516 pounds of trash from parks, rivers, and roadways throughout The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor, thanks to the funding.

Recipients will be reimbursed up to $500 for expenses such as publicity, cleanup supplies such as trash bags and work gloves and food and refreshments for volunteers. TLGV will also help publicize your event and work with you to recruit more volunteers.

To apply, submit a letter to TLGV, on your organization's letterhead, at least four weeks before the proposed event. Applications should include: Basic details about your cleanup – what, when, where, and who – plus your contact information, including a phone number, street address, and email address; what you hope to accomplish; a budget detailing how you will use TLGV funds; who will be picking up and disposing of the trash (TLGV cannot cover that cost); how you will involve youth – the future stewards of The Last Green Valley; and describe how you will publicize not just the event, but the results. For nonprofit organizations, submit a copy of your 501(c) letter from the IRS.

TLGV reserves the right to approve or deny funds based upon the likelihood of project success and the availability of funds. They will contact applicants within two weeks of your submission. If TLGV approves funding, applicants will need to sign a short agreement and must promise to acknowledge TLGV's funding in publicity materials.

To help compile accomplishments, you must also complete and return the TLGV "Trash Tracker" forms after the cleanup. For more information, email LyAnn Graff or call 860-774-3300. The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor is the last stretch of dark night sky in the coastal sprawl between Boston and Washington, D.C.

Windham Theatre Guild's 2018-19 Season

WILLIMANTIC — The Windham Theatre Guild's 2018-19 season will feature Beauty and the Beast, Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, Over the River and Through the Woods and Anne of Green Gables. Plays take place at the Burton Leavitt Theatre, 779 Main St. Visit for more information.

Images Of The Quiet Corner

HAMPTON — The March show at Fletcher Memorial Library's Top Shelf Gallery show will be Images of the Quiet Corner, photographs by Hampton resident Eleanor Linkkila, who specializes in nature photography. The show, through March 31, is open during regular library hours at 257 Main St. For information, visit or call 860-455-1086.

Tri-County Baseball League

AREA — Tri-County Babe Ruth will be sponsoring spring and summer baseball leagues for players ages 13 to 19. For the spring, Tri-County is partnering with Glastonbury baseball and will have teams for the 13 and 14 and 15 and 16-year-old age group. This recreational program will feature a 14 to 16 game schedule and be played at RHAM Middle School and various fields in Glastonbury.

For the summer, a separate program will involve the Farmington Bank/Vantis Life league. In this competitive league, which runs from June 5 through the end of July/the first week of August, teams are expected to be entered in their 13-year-old prep, 14 to 15-year-old junior, and 16 to 19-year-old senior divisions. Games will be played at RHAM and various towns in the greater Hartford area.

Registrations for all programs will begin mid-January. For additional information or questions, visit tricountybaberuthct.org and click "Contact Us."

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