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A calendar of events throughout Connecticut and parts of Massachusetts.

Local Jewish community organizations are invited to submit events to the calendar. Events must be received one week prior to the bi-weekly publication of the Ledger. Send submissions to Ledger editor Judie Jacobson at judiej@jewishledger.com. We reserve the right to edit calendar items.

THURSDAY, MAY 4

Southbury, Conn.— Love & Knishes Luncheon with PierceCampbell; 12 p.m. lunch, musical performance Alyce & Gary Bertz at 1 p.m., at Jewish Federation of Western CT, 444 Main St. North. Reservations: cconti@jfed.net, (203) 405-7009.

SATURDAY, MAY 6

Sherman, Conn— Good Rockin Marty and his Blues Combo, featuring Ryan Hart; a showcase of blues roots music; 7 p.m; JCC in Sherman, 9 Rte. 39 South. Information: jccinsherman.org. 

TUESDAY, MAY 9

Windsor, Conn.— Dignity Grows packing party, followed by a traditional Mediterranean-style dinner and drinks to celebrate Lag B’Omer. Childcare available. RSVP by April 25. Sponsored by The Catalyst of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford. For more information: jewishhartford.org. Doors open at 6 pm. Information: infojewishfederation@jfed.net. $180 (automatically places you in the Pear Society)

Southbury, Conn.— Women’s Philanthropy Dinner; guest speaker Dani Shapiro will discuss “Family Secrets and Purposeful Story Telling”; cocktails and hors d’oeuvres; doors open at 6 pm Information 

THURSDAY, MAY 11

Greenwich, Conn. – “The Land of Milk and Funny.” UJA-JCC of Greenwich Annual Celebration honoring the Weitzman Youth Award recipients and celebrating Israel at 75, win performance by comedian Joel Chasnoff presents “Living in the Land of Milk and Funny,” at the Bruce Museum; 6:30, cocktails and buffet dinner; 7:45 p.m. program. Information: ujajcc.org. 

SUNDAY, MAY 14

Virtual —  Davis Film Festival presents “Africa,” (Drama/Israel/82 min.) 5 p.m. Meir was born in 1948 (the year of Israeli independence), fought wars and built a whole world around him. Now his proud role in planning the annual community celebration has been given to inexperienced youth, and he rebels against the inevitable: the betrayal of his physical body, the growing distance from his children and the loss of relevance. Reconstructing fiction from real life, Africa is the cinematic journey of an aging parent crafted by the hands of his loving son, in this deeply personal story about reinventing oneself as years go by. Presented by UJA/JCC Greenwich. Streams through May 16 at 9 p.m. Information: ujajcc.org.  $9

Cos Cob, Conn.—Spend a playful afternoon in the beautiful outdoors as NeverStopMoving365 provide sports activities, followed by ice cream Hosted by PJ Library Greenwich Family Fun Day, 3 – 4:30 p.m.at Greenwich Botanical Garden, 130 Bible St. Information: ujajcc.org. $36/per immediate family

Stamford, Conn.—Friendship Day & Walk, sponsored by the Friendship Circle of Fairfield County , an organization that works with children and teens with special needs and their families. Information: friendshipdayct.com.

West Hartford, Conn.— Celebrate Friendship Circle 2023 at the Mega Challah Bake; honoring Mushky Core for a decade of devotion to Young Adult Circle; salute to seniors; light dinner; crafts & fun; 5 – 6:30 p.m. at New England Jewish Academy, 300 Bloomfield Ave. Information: tammy@friendshipcirclect.com . FREE/Friendship Circle Members & Honored Guests; $25/guests; $18/under 12 years old

TUESDAY, MAY 23

Greenwich, Conn.— Power of the Flower. Help the Jewish Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy sow the seeds of love by brightening homes of local seniors and Holocaust survivors with potted plants. At Greenwich Reform Synagogue. Information: ujajcc.org. $18/to sponsor one plant.

SUNDAY, JUNE 4

West Hartford, Conn. — Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford 50th Anniversary Celebration featuring a performance by Cantor Gideon Zelermeyer, followed by dinner; honoring the Society’s founders, past presidents and past directors. Information and reservations (by May 5): jhsgh.org, (860) 727-6170. (See story in Around SNE)

West Hartford, Conn.—Allegra Levy and her 11-piece band present a family-friendly concert! A West Hartford native and rising star on the international jazz scene, Allegra will perform songs from her debut album for children and families, Songs for You and Me. 11 a.m. at the Mandell JCC, 335 Bloomfield Ave. Information: mandelljcc.org/ Tickets: $12/adults, $8/child

THURSDAY, JUNE 8

Southbury, Conn.— Love & Knishes Luncheon with PierceCampbell; 12 p.m. lunch, musical performance by T-Bone Stances (guitar) and Brian Gillie (keyboards), at 1 p.m., at Jewish Federation of Western CT, 444 Main St. North. Reservations: cconti@jfed.net, (203) 405-7009.

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