Voluntown Community Events

June 2019

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Public Works/Selectmen
  • Senior Lunch & Meeting
  • Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Referendum
  • Town Hall Closes
  • Special Meeting Board of Selectmen
  • Yoga
  • Recreation Commission
  • Inland Wetlands & Watercourses
  • Housing Authority
  • Board of Selectmen
  • Yoga
  • Planning & Zoning Commission
  • Library Board of Trustees
  • Board of Education
  • Summer Reading Registration Begins
  • Yoga
  • Economic Development Commission
  • Craft at the Library
  • Tricentennial Planning Committee
  • Board of Selectmen
  • Yoga
  • Transfer Station Commission

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Does your Voluntown Business or non profit have an event coming up? Send an email request 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!


Rough Patch Off Road Triathlon 

800 yard Swim  or 1.3 Mile Vesssel  8 Mile Bike  3.8 Mile Trail Run

KidsTri  300 yard Swim  4 Mile Bike  2 Mile Run Around Pond

June 23rd 2019

Green Fall Pond Campground, Voluntown, CT

Start time: 8am

Race Director: Derek Savas and Amy Rice 401-450-5089 RD@onyourleftracing.com

Open water swim course in Green Fall Pond . Get ready to navigate around islands.
• Bike and run courses take the athlete over roots and rocks with a portion of the race leading through the forest of designated trails.
• Separate Kayak, canoe and Stand Up Paddleboard triathlon.
• Kids race
• Relay options.
• The race course goes through the Valley of Death.
• Commune with nature while crushing trails of the Pachaug Forest.
To register visit the ON YOUR LEFT website. 
See Facebook event for more info. 

Pre Race Adult and Kids Clinics





Dear friends and neighbors,

The 2019 legislative session adjourned on June 5th after five months of committee meetings, public hearings and floor debates. This session covered several issues including the state budget, minimum wage, paid family and medical leave, the opioid crisis, public safety, tolls, and much more.

I’m sure many of you have questions that you would like addressed, and I would like to provide you with that opportunity. I have scheduled the following events with State Representative Anne Dauphinais and State Senator Heather Somers:

Town Hall Meeting
Plainfield Senior Center
482 Norwalk Road, Plainfield
Thursday, June 27th, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Coffee Hour
The Olde American Diner
724 Norwich Road, Plainfield
Saturday, June 29th, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

In addition, I will be holding monthly office hours on the fourth Monday of every month until the next session begins in February.
Office Hours
Slater Library
26 Main St, Jewett City
Every fourth Monday, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
The first one will be held on Monday, June 24th. 

I will be planning additional coffee hours throughout the summer and will provide you with that information when it becomes available. I hope to see you at some of these events and around the district.If you are unable to attend these events, but still have questions or concerns about state government issues, never hesitate to contact me. I am happy to schedule a time to speak with you personally.

Office: (860) 240-8700
Home: (860) 376-9354
Email: Brian.Lanoue@cga.ct.gov


State Rep. Brian Lanoue
45th District
Griswold, Lisbon, Plainfield, Sterling, Voluntown

State Rep. Brian Lanoue
800-842-1423 (Toll Free)
860-240-8700 (Local)
860-240-0207 (Fax)

Legislative Office Building
300 Capitol Ave.
Room 4200
Hartford, CT 06106


Friends of Pachaug Forest: Blooming Rhododendron Sanctuary Walk 

Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 9:00 am

Where: Rhododendron Sanctuary, Pachaug State Forest, Rte. 49 Entrance, Voluntown, Follow the signs to meet at Chapman Field

Who:    Allison Joslyn, Goodwin Forest Naturalist Apprentice, and FOPF Liaison Director will be leading this picturesque and educational ½ mile walk

This wheelchair accessible trail is a gem to behold as these wild Rosebay Rhododendrons in full bloom surround almost every inch of the trail and tower up to thirty feet above the forest floor. There is a sturdy, well-constructed deck extending along the path. Many comment that this trail has a feel of prehistoric times. Assistance will be available for anyone requiring it. Cold bottled water will be provided.

Programs are free to members and non-members unless otherwise noted.  Donations are encouraged.

For more information please contact: Allison Joslyn Allison.fopf@outlook.com



Friends of Pachaug Forest: Moonlight Paddle

Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Where:  Beach Pond Boat Launch, North Shore Road, Voluntown
Who:  Friends of Pachaug Forest Members and Non-Members ages 10 +

Join us as we enjoy paddling Beach Pond under the light of the Full Sturgeon Moon. Bring your kayak or canoe, headlamp/flashlight, bug repellent, and snacks.

**It is mandatory all participants wear an approved Life Vest.  Life Vests must be Type I, II, III, V or V-Hybrid.**  Attach a whistle to your life jacket  The sound of a whistle will travel farther than your voice and attract attention. Connecticut and federal laws require a sound producing device onboard all vessels.  Evening paddlers are required to have a white light flashlight onboard.

Registration is required: To register or for more information contact Sue at:  susan.fopf@outlook.com

Programs is free to members.  Suggested donation $5 for non-members.