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Events from Thursday, 5/16 through Sunday, 5/19, 2019

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Thursday, 5/16

Midtown campusAUXILIARY SERVICES: All campus services will operate as usual through today.

DE-STRESS WITH DOGS: The Bethel Public Library will host “De-Stress with Dogs Night” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the library at 189 Greenwood Ave. in Bethel. The Newtown-Strong Therapy Dogs will be at the library to help bring happiness and calmness to those who need it. Free; no registration required. For more information, email kdygon@bethellibrary.org.

SENIOR WEEKEND – AMBER ROOM: Senior weekend events for WCSU seniors begin from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Amber Room Colonnade, 1 Stacey Road in Danbury  (shuttle transportation provided). For more information, email englander001@connect.wcsu.edu.

LYME DISEASE CONFERENCE AND HEALTH FAIR: WCSU will host the 13th Annual Lyme Disease Conference and Health Fair in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with a Lyme-focused health fair offering information about prevention, treatment and supportive therapies. At 7 p.m., Lyme Disease Association President Patricia Smith and tick-borne diseases specialist Dr. Robert Bransfield will speak. Dr. Kenneth Liegner will be awarded the Courage in Patient Care Award. For more information, visit www.lymeconnection.org or call (203) 241-2400.

CHESS CLUB: The Danbury Public Library on 170 Main Street will be hosting a chess club at 5 p.m. for anyone who wants to learn how to play chess or learn more Lyme Conferencestrategies taught by experienced chess player William Mattison. This event is free.

THURSDAY THREADS: The Danbury Public Library on 170 Main Street will host a knitting group with lessons on how to knit from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and will begin with their first project of making scarves to donate. This event is free for all participants.

Friday, 5/17

DINING SERVICES: Will close at 2 p.m. on both campuses.

MIDTOWN STUDENT CENTER AND WESTSIDE CAMPUS CENTER: Both will close at 5 p.m. (except for a scheduled event at Westside).

SHUTTLE SERVICE: The last shuttle will leave both campuses at 6 p.m.

SENIOR WEEKEND – DINNER CRUISE: Senior weekend events continue from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with a Dinner Cruise (pick-up at Westside Campus Center at 3:30 p.m.). For more information, email englander001@connect.wcsu.edu.

Planetarium ShowBIOLOGY GRADUATION MIXER: The Department of Biology invites its graduating seniors and their families to a Graduation Mixer featuring refreshments, games and awards from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Science Building Atrium. RSVP to wonge@wcsu.edu.

Saturday, 5/18


BLOOD DRIVE: From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1 Kennedy Flats in Danbury.

WRITER’S CRITIQUE GROUP: The Danbury Public Library on 170 Main Street will host a writer’s critique group from 2 to 4 p.m. welcoming writers of all levels and genres to read their work and receive constructive criticism and give feedback to peers.

SENIOR WEEKEND – THC THE HOPS COMPANY: Senior weekend events continue from 4 to 7 p.m. at THC The Hops Company (pick-up at Westside Campus Center at 3 p.m.). For more information, email englander001@connect.wcsu.edu.

Chime in ConcertRED DOOR CONCERT SERIES: Chime in Concert at 7 p.m. at Saint James Episcopal Church on 25 West Street in Danbury.

PLANETARIUM SHOW/TELESCOPE VIEWING: WCSU will host an 8 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 9 to 11 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium. [More information]

RETURN OF THE CRAWL: The Danbury Chive Bar Crawl to benefit the Families Network of Western Connecticut starts at 7 p.m. and includes Two Steps, Billy Bean’s, Pancho’s Tacos, Parrilla.

“A PSYCHIC ENCOUNTER UNDER THE STARS”: Ives Concert Park will host Psychic Medium Vanessa for “A Psychic Encounter Under the Stars” at 8 p.m. at Ives Concert Park (Westside). In a friendly and upbeat environment, Vanessa will connect to loved ones by introducing facts and other significant information. [Tickets and information]

Sunday, 5/19

CommencementCOMMENCEMENT: WCSU will host its 2019 Commencement Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, 600 Main St. in Bridgeport. Students who will receive undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees will be recognized during the ceremony. [More information]

For a complete listing of all upcoming events, please click here. All listings are subject to change.

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