Community Events
TODAY, Wed Sep 17, 2014
Renters Rebate
ROCKY HILL | May 12 to Oct 01
The Town of Rocky Hill Human Services Department will be accepting applications for the Elderly/Disabled Tax Relief Program for Renters from May 12 through Oct. 1. This is a State of Connecticut financial assistance program which allows the eligible applicant a financial payment between $50 and $900 on an annual basis. The applicant(s) must be 65 years of age by the end calendar year 2013 or totally disabled. Applicants must be renters and reside in Rocky Hill. The 2013 income limit for one person is $34,100 and $41,600 for two persons. This includes all income. Proof of income for 2013 is required. Also, proof of rent and utility payments is required for 2013. Applicants may call Human Services at 860-258-2799 to make an appointment. Outreach applications to the person’s place of residence will be provided if necessary. We will begin accepting appointment phone calls May 5.
First Church Support Groups
CROMWELL | Sep 05 to Sep 19 | 7:00 pm
First Congregational Church, 355 Main St., Cromwell, offers two programs for those going through divorce or already divorced. Both groups meet Fridays, Sept. 5 and 19, at 7 p.m. Divorce Support is for anyone thinking about divorce, already divorced, or in the process of divorce. The Moving Forward Group discusses many topics, which includes dating--A lot of us have forgotten what it's like to date, as we are no longer in our teens or twenties!
Donations Needed
BERLIN | Sep 16 to Sep 19 | 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Donations needed for the fall church tag sale held Saturday, Sept. 20, at Berlin Congregational Church, 878 Worthington Ridge, Berlin. Donations accepted Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m.-Friday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. Must be in good, clean condition. We are not able to take clothing. For information, call 860-828-6586.
National Federal Employes Meeting
National Active and Retired Federal Employees of Greater Hartford Chapter 154 will hold its next meeting Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the Solomon Wells House, 220 Hartford Ave., Wethersfield, at 1:30 p.m.
CROMWELL | Sep 17 to Nov 14
The Knights of Columbus of Cromwell have announced that the 2015 Man of the Year applications are now available. Any Cromwell male resident is eligible. The application must contain information on the candidate’s civic involvement, member organizations, impact on the community, leadership, and the reasons that he is worthy of this honor. Applications may be obtained at the Town Hall lobby, Belden Library, many local businesses, or by contacting Dick Czapiga at 860-635-6004 or Frank Golden at 860-635-5789. Deadline for applications is Nov. 14.
Registration continues for fall 2014 classes at The Connecticut Academy of Irish Music. Group lessons are offered to young people and adults on Sunday afternoons on a variety of instruments at our location at the Wethersfield Academy for the Arts, 431 Hartford Ave., Wethersfield. For more information, visit or contact Director Jeanne Freeman at 860-810-4852.
Rocky Hill Democratic Town Committee
ROCKY HILL | Sep 17 to Oct 03
Looking for a few good Rocky Hill registered Democrats interested in openings on the town committee. Call Nominating Committee Co-Chairman Philip Benoit or Sandy Chandler at 860-436-2662 by Oct. 3.
Sat Sep 20, 2014
The Wethersfield-Rocky Hill Rotary Club will host its second-annual Town-Wide Tag Sale Saturday, Sept. 20. Registered tag sales will be indicated on a town-wide tag sale map. Maps will be printed and available at local businesses in early September including: Spero's Wine & Spirits, Plato's Closet, Townline Discount Wines and Liquors, and Bowl-o-rama. Copies of maps will also be available on our Facebook page. Residents interested in participating should send their name, address, and contact information to: Wethersfield-Rocky Hill Rotary Club, 155 Dale Rd., Wethersfield, CT 06109. Please include a check for $10 made out to “Wethersfield- Rocky Hill Rotary Club.” Deadline for registering has been extended to Aug. 30. Event is rain or shine and begins at 8 a.m. Starting Aug. 1, the Rotary Club of Wethersfield-Rocky Hill meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Casa Mia on the Green in Rocky Hill. Please contact President Gina at 860-306-1283 or at if you are interested in joining our club.Visit
Annual Fall Tag Sale
BERLIN | 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Saturday, Sept. 20, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., with set-up at 7 a.m. Spaces are 9' x 18' for $15 or two spaces for $20. Must have your own tables. Rain or shine. If raining, spaces will be available inside the church. Applications available at the church office. Completed applications with payment must be at church office on or before Sept. 17. Checks payable to Berlin Congregational Church. Breakfast & lunch available. Free admission & free gift drawing featured. Berlin Congregational Church, 878 Worthington Ridge, Berlin. 860-828-6586.
Mon Sep 22, 2014
Rocky Hill Senior Serenaders
ROCKY HILL | Sep 22 to Nov 25 | 2:00 pm
The Rocky Hill Senior Serenaders are seeking new members. The group serenades at nursing homes and assisted living settings on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Join us in the fun and camaraderie. Call Denise at 860-258-2786.
Sat Sep 27, 2014
HPHS Class of 1964 Reunion
HARTFORD | 4:30 pm to 11:30 pm
The Hartford Public High School Class of 1964's 50th Class Reunion will be held Sept. 27, at the Windsor Marriott from 4:30 to 11:30 p.m. Please contact Rich Holewa at .
CROMWELL | 6:00 pm
Bethany Covenant Church, 785 Mill St., Berlin, begins its annual Music Series with a free family concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. “Songs and Stories for all Ages,” features musician and story-teller Susan Reed. There will be a reception after the concert and a free-will offering received. Visit .
St. Peter Oktoberfest
NEW BRITAIN | 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
St. Peter Church in New Britain will host its fourth annual Authentic German Oktoberfest Saturday, Sept. 27, from 12 to 8 p.m. You'll enjoy German food and beer, music,dancers, bounce house, raffles and more. Admission is $5and there is a VIP package for eight people at a savings. For more information please call 860-224-1446.
Tue Sep 30, 2014
Jeanne Freeman will present a lecture on the Music of Ireland: an informal discussion and conversation exploring some fascinating historical aspects of Irish Music, with perhaps a few tunes along the way, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 6:30 p.m. at the Wethersfield Academy for the Arts, 431 Hartford Ave., Wethersfield. Open to the public, suggested donation, refreshments served. For more information, visit or call 860-436-9857.
WETHERSFIED/ROCKY HILL | 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Wethersfield Historical Society launches its new “Historical Society Happy Hour,” a casual event that will provide opportunities to meet and chat with local and regional figures who have interesting perspectives on Connecticut history, Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 4:30-6:30 p.m., at Lucky Lou's Bar and Grill. The public is welcome as we converse with Karin Peterson, museum director for the State Historic Preservation Office. For more information, visit or call 860-529-7656.
Wed Oct 01, 2014
Bud & Blossom
The Bud and Blossom Garden Club of Wethersfield will meet Wednesday, Oct.1, at 7 p.m. at the Pitkin Community Center in Wethersfield. The program will be by Kevin Wilcox of Silver Spring Nursery. He will have a presentation about Unusual Plants and Shrubs for Winter Interest. The public is invited to attend.
Thu Oct 02, 2014
Nurses Association Bake Sale
WETHERSFIED/ROCKY HILL | Oct 02 to Oct 08 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
The Wethersfield/Rocky Hill Professional Nurses Association will conduct bake sales at the Pitkin Community Center in Wethersfield, Thursday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. to noon, and at the Rocky Hill Community Center, Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon. All proceeds go to provide scholarships for students enrolled in nursing programs.
Sat Oct 04, 2014
RH Historical Society Tag Sale
ROCKY HILL | 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
The annual Rocky Hill Historical Society Tag Sale will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Academy Hall, 785 Old Main St., Rocky Hill. Many items, from household goods to tools to toys to knick-knacks, will be on sale. If you wish to donate items or for more information, please call 860-563-6704 and we can arrange a pick-up, if necessary.
17th Annual Golf Tournament
NEWINGTON | 10:00 am
The Church of Christ, Congregational in Newington invites everyone to participate in its 17th annual Golf Tournament Saturday, Oct. 4, at Blue Fox Run in Avon.The $125 fee includes golf, cart, lunch, and a buffet dinner. ($40 per person for dinner only). Registration is at 10 a.m. Shotgun start at 12 p.m. Contact 860-666-4689 or for registration/sponsor forms.
RHCC Fair Committee
ROCKY HILL | 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
The Rocky Hill Congregational Church Country Fair will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at 805 Old Main St., Rocky Hill. Roast beef dinner at 5:30 p.m.; quilt drawing. Tickets: $12/adults; $7 children.
Sun Oct 05, 2014
Blessing of the Animals
The annual Blessing of the Animals will be held on the front lawn of Trinity Church, 300 Main St., Wethersfield, Sunday, Oct. 5, at 12:30 p.m. All animals and their caregivers are welcome! For more information, call 860-529-6825, T,W,Th, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Fri Oct 10, 2014
PORTLAND | Oct 10 to Oct 12
The annual Portland Agricultural Fair, Oct. 10, 11 and 12, is looking for vendors. In honor of our 15th anniversary, we are offering 10’x10’ commercial non-food spots for the low price of $150 for the entire weekend. Visit to submit an application We are also looking for members. We are offering a full membership for $25. For that, you receive admission to the fair for all three days and the opportunity to vote and plan the fair. Contact Joyce at 860-342-0188 or .
Sat Oct 11, 2014
NEWINGTON | 12:00 pm
Enjoy Beer and Brats Saturday, Oct. 11, starting at noon at 719 North Mountain Rd., Newington. Food includes bratwurst, hot dogs, sauerkraut, schnitzel, fries, Steve's famous home made mushroom gravy, potato salad, home made desserts, a full bar and Spaten, Hofbrau and Oktoberfest beers. $5 cover charge for adults. For more information, visit or call 860-953-8967.
Sat Oct 25, 2014
Grandma\'s Attic Auction
CROMWELL | 6:00 pm
Saturday, Oct. 25, at Middlesex Habitat for Humanity, 34 Shunpike Rd., Cromwell. Preview at 6 p.m.; auction at 7 p.m. All proceeds support Middlesex Habitat for Humanity of CT.
Italian/American Concert
Saturday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m. presented by Sal Basile on guitar at Trinity Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 300 Main St., Wethersfield. Desserts and coffee/tea provided. $10 at the door. Benefits Outreach Committee programs.
Sat Nov 22, 2014
Vendors/Crafters Wanted
The Ladies of St.Ann in Bristol are seeking crafters for their Holiday Craft Fair Nov. 22. Contact Lorraine at 860-589-3822 or Gloria at 860-505-0884 for more information.
Craft Artist Round-up
BERLIN | 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Craft fair Nov. 22, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Spaces $40 for 8' table space & chair. Handmade crafts only. Sold out early every year. Advertised on radio, internet, newspapers & local businesses. Berlin Congregational Church, 878 Worthington Ridge, Berlin. Email or call Tina at 860-261-4321 for application/contract.
Crafters Needed
A variety of crafters are needed for the St. Ann Church of Bristol Fair, held Nov. 22. For more information, call Lorraine at 860-589-3822 or Gloria at 860-505-0884.
Calling all Vendors and Crafters
PORTLAND | 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
The Portland High School Project Graduation Committee is coordinating a vendor fair Saturday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Portland High School. The general application deadline is Oct. 26. All applications postmarked by Oct. 11 will receive a $5 discount.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Janne Marconi at mmarconi22@comcast.