Upcoming Community Events

If you have an event that would be of interest to Voluntown residents, please email event submission to thanson@voluntown.gov.

Weekly Events

The Voluntown Public Library

1st and 3rd Tuesday @ 6:15 p.m.- Knitters, Crocheters, needlecrafters of all types – bring your project and join other crafters at this informal gathering for conversation and sharing. Don’t know how to knit or crochet but want to learn? The library has yarn, needles and patient instructors. Open to everyone, so stop by and join in the fun.

4th Tuesday @ 7:15 p.m. – Writers – Are you an aspiring author, or just enjoy writing? Whether it’s memoir, fantasy, poetry or any other genre, come share your writing in a non-judgmental, supportive and friendly gathering.

2nd Thursday @ 6:30 – Library Board of Trustees. Do you have questions, concerns, or comments regarding about your library? Do you have a program you would like to share with other Voluntown residents? Come to any meeting and let us know!

October Events

The Friends of the Voluntown Library Annual Roast Beef Dinner will be held Friday, October 19, at the Voluntown Fire Department on Route 165 from 5:00 to 7:00. 

Tickets are $15 for adults; $5 for ages 6 to 12; ages 5 and under are free.  Takeout will be available.  Tickets will be sold at the door or from the library and/or town hall.   All proceeds benefit the Voluntown Library.


On Wednesday, October 31st, the Voluntown Recreation Commission will have A TRUNK OR TREAT for kids up to 8th grade in the VES parking lot from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.

What is a trunk or treat? Basically, it is a bunch of parked cars/trucks/vehicles lined up and decorated for Halloween with people giving out candy to trick or treaters. Any business, church, organization, or individual is invited to participate by decorating their vehicle/ trunks where children can walk by and receive treats. We anticipate 350-400 children so please come equipped with enough treats to pass out. You may also pass out promotional information about your organization in addition to treats. If you would like to participate in this year’s Trunk-or-Treat, please complete the registration form below.

DEADLINE for vehicle trunker registration is Tuesday, October 30th.

  • A completed registration form is REQUIRED to participate in this event.
  • Participants MUST ARRIVE for set-up between 5:00pm-5:45pm. After 5:45pm no one will be allowed to drive into the Early Childhood Parking Lot for safety.
  • Participants are to bring unopened bags of candy or other “give-away” items to distribute.
  • There will be NO electrical support for your vehicle decorations.
  • Trick or treating will start at 6:00pm and end at 7:00pm. Trunkers must stay until 7:00pm for the safety of the kids.

Download the vehicle registration form here.
Any questions, email mbryan@Voluntownct.org

November Events

December Events

Voluntown’s Gingerbread House Contest

Votuntown will be hosting its 1st Gingerbread House Contest on December 1, 2018, sponsored by the Votuntown Recreation Commission! It will take place Saturday, December 1, from 3:00pm-5:00pm at the Voluntown Elementary School.

View/print the rules and entry form below

Create your own gingerbread house and enter for a chance to win a prize. Spectators will be our judges so invite all your friends and family! We will have make and take home Christmas crafts/ornaments sponsored by Voluntown Youth Service Bureau! Making of holiday cards to put in a care package for soldiers overseas. Hot chocolate and cookies will be available as well!!

Categories your gingerbread house will be judged on are most festive, most creative, most delicious looking, overall crowd favorite, and business/group!  We ask to please have them submitted by Friday November 30th to participate!

If any questions you can contact Chelsey Wiese at pullingtruck96@yahoo.com or Belinda Wiese at bwiese286@sbcglobal.net or 860.908.8274. Also this holiday season help us give back! Help us put together a care package to send to the soldiers overseas who won’t be able to make it home this holiday season! A box will be available at the event to put donated items in! Thank you and see everyone on December 1st!