Community Events
TODAY, Sat Jul 04, 2015
NEW BRITAIN | Jun 12 to Jul 21 | 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut is seeking volunteers! Become a tutor with LVCC to help increase literacy in the community. Our next tutor training is for working with Basic Literacy (BL) students, which will take place all of the following dates: June 12, 16, 19, 23 and 26 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Middletown Adult Education. We will also have a training for working with ESOL students July 10, 14, 17 and 21 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the New Britain Public Library. We ask that you volunteer with us for a year, once a week for two hours. All prospective tutors age 18 and over with a minimum of a high school degree (or equivalent,) good writing skills, and good speaking skills are welcome. Observations and support will be provided. Preregistration is required. To register or for more information, call 860-229-7323 or email Sarah Hudkins at lvccprogassist@gmail.com . Feel free to visit t http://literacycentral.org/. Literacy Volunteers of Central CT provides small group literacy tutoring to over 400 low literate adults through student centered learning and mentoring from volunteer tutors who receive high quality training and ongoing support.
Need to File Taxes?
HARTFORD | Jun 19 to Nov 17
For those who need to file tax returns for 2014 or previous years, the Community Renewal Team is offering assistance. Every Tuesday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., a certified tax assistant will be completing state and federal income tax returns at the CRT Multi-Service Center, 330 Market St., Hartford. The free service is offered through Nov. 17. Call 860-560-5149 for an appointment and a list of documents to bring with you.
Hospice Volunteers Needed
HARTFORD | Jun 22 to Jul 06 | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Join our amazing group of hospice volunteers by attending our upcoming hospice volunteer training classes June 22, 24 or 29 or July 1 or 6 from 6-8 p.m. at Hartford HealthCare at Home, 999 Asylum Ave., 5th Floor, Hartford. Prior registration required. Classes will explore the history of hospice, physical symptoms, spirituality, grief & bereavement, and what to do as a volunteer.  Volunteers visit in homes and nursing facilities based on their individual schedule. For more information & to register, please contact John Roush at john.roush@hhchealth.org or 860-951-6997.
Rocky Hill Youth 2015 Football Openings
ROCKY HILL | Jun 30 to Jul 31
Openings are available at the ‘A’ & ‘D’ levels for Cromwell and Newington boys that may not be eligible for their own town’s team due to birth dates or weight limitations. “A” level eligibility-- 13 -14 years old (cannot turn 15 prior to 12/31/2015 or in 9th grade as of Sept 2015), weight limit 186 lbs. ‘D’ level eligibility--7 or 8 years old and max weight is 110 lbs. For more information and to register please go to RHYFC.com  or contact rspalding@rhyfc.com .
BERLIN | Jul 02 to Aug 27 | 7:00 pm
The Berlin Free Library, 842 Worthington Ridge, Berlin will be hosting the Metacomet Art Salon Thursday evenings this summer at 7 p.m. This program will feature a different topic related to the visual arts each week led by local art and architectural historian Amy Prescher, who lectures at Central Connecticut State University and Middlesex Community College. It is designed much like a college course in art appreciation, but with a more social setting (and no exams!) Old-fashioned refreshments will be served at each meeting. Ages 16 and up. To register, visit www.metacometartsalon.com  or call 860-770-7114.
Tue Jul 07, 2015
ROCKY HILL | 6:00 pm
The Wethersfield-Rocky Hill Rotary Club is pleased to have Jamie Bianchini speak at our upcoming July 7th meeting. Jamie rode a two-seat tandem bicycle around the world through 81 countries while inviting total strangers to join the journey on the back seat. Over 1,000 strangers accepted his invitation to become his guest rider and they created lasting friendships that crossed all religious, language and cultural barriers. Aside from building friendships, Jamie and his riders rallied sponsors and donations from around the world and together they delivered life-saving Malaria medication to remote villages, started a school for AIDS orphans in Uganda, delivered 100 free bikes to a Cape Town township and brought fresh water to a village in Bolivia. Jamie will be speaking with us during his 12,000-mile Family Book Tour USA with his wife and two- & four-year-old kids. This event includes dinner and a cash bar and begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, at Casa Mia on the Green in Rocky Hill. To RSVP please email GinaHRotary26@aol.com or call President Gina at 860-306-1283. For more information visit Facebook.com/RotaryClubOfWethersfieldRockyHillCt.
Wed Jul 08, 2015
Madres Latinas Potluck
WETHERSFIELD | 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Madres Latinas Group will hold a Cultural Potluck Dinner Wednesday, July 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Pavilion at Millwoods Park, Wethersfield. Bring a dish to share. Contact madreslatinaswethersfield@gmail.com or Kim Bobin at 860-331-3916.
Fri Jul 10, 2015
WETHERSFIELD | 5:30 pm
Rock Cats vs New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Friday July 10. Gates open 5:35 p.m. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Enjoy an Evening of Fun Entertainment and AA Baseball with your employees, colleagues, families and friends! Reserved seating. Company packages as low as $200 includes 25 reserved seats, advertisement and group welcome on video board! Other packages available. In-Stadium food drive to benefit Wethersfield Food Bank. Sponsored by the Wethersfield Chamber of Commerce, www.wetherfieldchamber.com . New Britain Stadium, 230 John Karbonic Way, New Britain. To purchase packages, contact Steven Given at 860-259-1042 or sgiven@rockcats.com .
Sat Jul 11, 2015
Girl Scout Dog Wash
CROMWELL | 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cromwell Girl Scout Troop 60303 in collaboration with PetValu in Cromwell is sponsoring a Dog Wash and Pet Supply Drive Saturday, July 11. A $5 donation for dog washing July 11 is suggested. All dog washing proceeds on this day will go to the Connecticut Humane Society (CHS). In lieu of dog washing, you may consider donating the following items: Cat and dog toys (Kong toys preferred), peanut butter, small bags of Hill's Science Diet kitten food, boxed clay litter, adult cat and dog food (dry or canned), cat and dog treats and bones. The pets are on a special diet for overall health. CHS is not able to accept donations of rawhide bones or homemade treats or biscuits. New or gently used: Towels, blankets, bedding (must be machine washable).
WETHERSFIELD | 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
150Prospect, an Open Mic Experience and Coffee House, 150 Prospect St., Wethersfield, is a monthly, inter-generational, substance-free venue where people 14 and over can play music, sing songs and recite poetry on an welcoming and encouraging stage. 150Prospect is set up at the Wethersfield United Methodist Church. Mics and a state of the art sound system are provided. You can also enjoy soups, chilli and baked goods, soft drinks and coffee free of charge! The next 150Prospect is Saturday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m. and every second Saturday following! Mics are open from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Check us out at www.facebook.com/150ProspectCoffeeHouse , on twitter @150Prospect or Instagram @150Prospect.
Mon Jul 13, 2015
Hospice Volunteer Training
GLASTONBURY
Volunteers are needed to visit hospice patients, provide respite for weary caregivers, be a listening ear, assist with bereavement or spiritual support, share gifts of music or art, visit as a registered pet therapy team, or help with clerical projects. Free training to become a hospice volunteer will be held starting Monday, July 13, in our Glastonbury office, 969 Hebron Ave. This training covers: the history and philosophy of hospice, the role of the volunteer, clinical aspects of dying, communication skills, family dynamics, issues of spirituality and religion, and grief and bereavement. For more information, please call John Roush, volunteer coordinator at Hartford Healthcare at Home, at 860-951-6997 or john.roush@hhchealth.com .
Tue Jul 14, 2015
CT Hearing Voices Network
ROCKY HILL | 7:00 pm
We are a non-profit that brings together people who hear voices in meetings where they can share their experiences. Rocky Hill meetings kick off July 14 at 7 p.m. at the Congregational Church of Rocky Hill, upstairs classroom. Please contact Sophia at 203-391-4968.
Fri Jul 17, 2015
NHS Class of 1990 Reunion
NEWINGTON | 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The Newington High School Class of 1990's 25th reunion will be held Friday, July 17, 7 - 11 p.m. Brickhouse Bar & Grill, 80 Market Sq., Newington. $25 per person includes DJ, hors D’oeuvres and drink tickets. For more information contact Sandy Lundeen Wellinghoff at 617-797-1307, Colleen Corriveau at 860-214-6804 or Joyce Furman at 860-558-2609.
Craft Beer Tasting & Concert
NEWINGTON | 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Newington Parks and Recreation is offering a fun evening of live music and tasting great local craft beer. This event will be held July 17 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Mill Pond Park in Newington as part of the week of events leading up to the 34th Annual Extravaganza. Participating breweries include Two Roads (Stratford), Half Full (Stamford), Harpoon (Boston) and many more. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Newington Parks and Recreation Department office during normal business hours (Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door on the day of the tasting. All attendees at the tasting must be 21 or older. The concert in the park will feature “In Deep”, one of Southern New England’s leading classic rock bands.  The concert is open to individuals of all ages and free to the public. For more information, please call Newington Parks and Recreation Department at 860-665-8666. Please call our program hotline at 860-665-8686 if the weather is inclement.
Tue Jul 21, 2015
Rotary Club Rock Cats Fundraiser 
NEW BRITAIN | 7:00 pm
Join the Wethersfield-Rocky Hill Rotary Club Tuesday, July 21, at a New Britain Rock Cats game. The club is selling $10 tickets as a fundraiser to support our annual projects, including supporting local Little Leagues, the South Park Inn Homeless Shelter, Clean Water Projects in Guatemala, Heroes & Hounds Drive, and our WHS Interact Club as well as WHS Safe Graduation. The game is versus the Binghamton Mets and begins at 7:05 p.m. Contact President Gina at 860-306-1283 or GinaHRotary26@aol.com for ticket information. The Rotary Club of Wethersfield-Rocky Hill meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Casa Mia on the Green in Rocky Hill. 
Sat Jul 25, 2015
NEWINGTON | 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
The Hartford Saengerbund will be holding a one day event, "The Taste of Germany," Saturday, July 25, from 11 a.m. to 8p.m. All the good food from their every-other-year Bierfest and then some, including potato pancakes, will be featured. Live music will be provided by Scha Musi. Rain or shine, 719 North Mountain Rd., Newington. Entry fee $1; food and drink sold separately. Call 860-684-5621 or visit www.hartfordsaengerbund.org .
Mon Aug 24, 2015
Rocky Hill Youth Theatre
ROCKY HILL | Aug 24 to Oct 14 | 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
The Rocky Hill Parks and Recreation Youth Theatre will be having sign-ups for the musical Grease. Students in Grades 3-12 are invited to participate. Rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. from Aug. 24-Oct. 14. Tuesday, Oct. 13, and Thursday, Oct. 15 will be dress rehearsals. Performances are Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. All rehearsals and performances will be at the Rocky Hill Community Center. Fee: $100. Auditions Aug. 3 & 5 at 6:30 p.m. Call 860-563-3471 or 860-258-2726 for more information.
Thu Sep 10, 2015
Wapping Fair Accepting Food Vendors
SOUTH WINDSOR | Sep 10 to Sep 13
The Wapping Fair, presented by the South Windsor Jaycees, is looking for new and unique delicacies for people to enjoy. The fair, taking place Sept. 10 -13, will be held at Evergreen Walk. Food vendors may be established businesses, food trucks or non-profit groups. A limited number of new food vendors will be accepted this year based on a first come, first serve basis. Menu items must be approved prior to application being submitted. Vendors may sell three items currently not being sold by another vendor. For more information on becoming a food vendor, please email wappingfair@aol.com or call Paul at 860-573-6780.
Sat Oct 17, 2015
NHS 1969-72 Reunion
NEWINGTON | 7:00 pm to 12:00 am
NHS Classes of 1969-1972 will be having a combined reunion Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Marriott, Day Hill Road, Windsor, from 7 p.m.-midnight. Cost is $65 per person. No tickets sold at the door. Any NHS classes of that era are welcome to attend. For further information, visit Facebook @ Newington High School Reunion: CLasses 1969-1972 or call Sue Ginn Tine at 860-667-0763. Class of '72 is holding a raffle for a memorial scholarship for the Class of 2016.