Community Events
TODAY, Mon Jul 28, 2014
Historical Society Open House
NEWINGTON | May 03 to Sep 07 | 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
The Newington Historical Society will hold open house tours at the Enoch Kelsey House the first Sundays of the month, May-September, 12-3 p.m. at 1702 Main St. Members and children are free; non-members are $5. Your tour will feature this 1799 Farmer-Tradesman home, our outstanding collection of Newington furnishings, the Trompe l’oeil wall paintings and a demonstration on our weaving looms. For more information, call 860-666-7118.
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.
ROCKY HILL | Jul 18 to Jul 31
Dimension Abundant Life Ministries, Inc., is looking for Leaders who are called by God. Must have a passion and love for people and an ability to enhance the community through leadership events. Duties: Pioneer and expand a ministry locally, nationally and internationally. For more information, contact 860-436-4560 or info@dimensionministries.org . Visit www.dimensionministries.org .
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Middletown Symphonic Band
MIDDLETOWN | 6:30 pm
The Middletown Symphonic Band will celebrate its 35th anniversary with a special performance at 6:30 p.m. July 30 at the Wadsworth Mansion at Longhill Estate in Middletown. It will premiere a specially commissioned piece entitled Forest City Fanfare and Festival that was composed by Lee T. McQuillan as a homage to the City Of Middletown. Santo Fragilio, founder of the band, will make an appearance as guest conductor. The Middletown Symphonic Band will close its 2014 summer concert season with a 7 p.m. concert Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Harbor Park. Membership is open to all wind and percussion instrumentalists. There are no audition requirements or dues. Members are expected to attend weekly rehearsals at 7 p.m. on Thursday evenings at Middletown High School, to practice independently and to perform at all concerts.
Fri Aug 01, 2014
WETHERSFIED/ROCKY HILL
Starting Aug. 1, the Rotary Club of Wethersfield-Rocky Hill will meet every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Casa Mia on the Green in Rocky Hill. Guests are welcome to attend. This is a great opportunity to gain new members from the Rocky Hill area. Our club participates in events such as AMBERAlert Drives, fundraisers with the New Britain Rock Cats, dinner and theater nights, cooking at the South Park Inn Shelter, and assists with donations to local food and oil banks. Dinner is $20 and a cash bar is available. Please contact President Gina at 860-306-1283 or GinaHRotary26@aol.com if interested in joining. Visit Facebook.com/RotaryClubOfWethersfieldRockyHillCt.
Sat Aug 02, 2014
NEWINGTON | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Middlewoods of Newington Assisted Living Community is looking for classic cars and drivers to be part of a Classic Car Drive-By Saturday, Aug. 2, from 12 – 1 p.m. and will be part of a summer family picnic. Lunch will be provided. For more information or to reserve a space for your classic car, please contact Lynn Tracey at 860-667-1336 or ltracey@umh.org by July 26. Middlewoods of Newington is located at 2125 Main St., Newington. For more information, visit www.middlewoodsofnewington.org .
Mon Aug 04, 2014
Veteran Volunteer Training
EAST HARTFORD
Volunteers are needed to visit veteran hospice patients, provide respite for weary caregivers, be a listening ear, assist with bereavement or spiritual support, share gifts of music or art, or visit as a registered pet therapy team. Free training to become a hospice veteran volunteer will be held starting Aug. 4. Evening training will be held in our East Hartford office, 111 Founders Plaza, Suite 200, East Hartford. 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, grief and bereavement, and veteran issues at the end of life. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator John Roush at 860-528-5195 or 860-290-6737.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Coffee House at Third Church
MIDDLETOWN | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Relax and enjoy an evening of unplugged live music by Dean Coutsouridis and Friends: a variety of performing musicians from the area Aug. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Third Congregational Church, 94 Miner St., Middletown. Coffees, teas, baked goods and cheese and crackers will be sold. Admission is $10 per person. Doors open at 6:30. Seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased in advance from Leslie Coutsouridis at the church, by calling Joan at 860-632-1130, or at the door. Air-conditioned.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Dollars for Scholars Golf Outing
WETHERSFIELD
Mayor Paul Montinieri is the new honorary chairman of the Wethersfield Dollars for Scholars Golf Outing, co-sponsored by Wethersfield Country Club, to be held Aug. 11. Mayor Montinieri succeeds Michael Casparino, regional VP of Peoples United Bank. The mayor has been a platinum sponsor of the outing for many years and he plays in the tournament regularly. He recently sent a letter to Wethersfield Chamber of Commerce members urging support for Wethersfield Dollars for Scholars. The annual Wethersfield Dollars for Scholars award presentation evening will be held Wednesday, May 28, at the Pitkin Center in Wethersfield at 7:30 p.m. This year's scholarships of over $115,000 will be awarded to qualifying high school seniors.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
CROMWELL | 10:00 am to 11:30 am
State Rep. Christie Carpino (Cromwell & Portland) will hold office hours in Cromwell Wednesday, Aug. 13, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cromwell Town Hall, Room 222, 41 West St., Cromwell. Constituents are encouraged to make an appointment to talk about any issues, questions or concerns related to Cromwell or state government. Residents can make an appointment by contacting Rep. Carpino at 860-240-8700 or christie.carpino@housegop.ct.gov or navigating to the “Contact Me” page at www.repcarpino.com .
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Wethersfield Dog Swim
WETHERSFIELD | 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
The Wethersfield Parks and Recreation Department's annual Dog Swim will be held Saturday, Aug. 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mill Woods Pond located in Mill Woods Park, Prospect Street. All dogs must have a current town license in order to participate. The rain date will be Sunday, Aug. 17. Admission is $5 for licensed, friendly dogs and $1 per person. For additional information, contact the Parks and Recreation office at 860-721-2890.
Hot Summer Country Night
BERLIN | 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm
The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 68 of Berlin presents a Hot Summer Country Night Barbecue Saturday, Aug. 16, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at American Legion Post 68, 154 Porters Pass, Berlin. $20 per person. BYOB. Barbecues, raffles and music by Nashville Drive. For more information, call Tom at 860-906-6516 or visit Post 68. Proceeds benefit American Legion programs. "Like" us on Facebook.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
WETHERSFIELD | Sep 12 to Sep 13
The Wethersfield Class of 1964 is planning a 50th Class Reunion at the Wethersfield Country Club Saturday, Sept. 13. A casual cocktail reception is also planned for Friday, Sept. 12. The organizers ask that class members register at www.alumniclass.com , which is a spinoff of the Town of Wethersfield website (alumni tab). Info will also be posted at www.alumniclass.com . A Wethersfield Class of 1964 Facebook page was also established to provide updates to alumni and invited attendees. We are trying to collect emails and full mailing addresses for the Class Roster.If you have any questions, please post them on www.alumniclass.com
Sat Sep 20, 2014
WETHERSFIELD
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 GinaHRotary26@aol.com if you are interested in joining our club.Visit Facebook.com/RotaryClubOfWethersfieldRockyHillCt.
Sat Nov 22, 2014
Vendors/Crafters Wanted
BRISTOL
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 tinaagagner@aol.com or call Tina at 860-261-4321 for application/contract.
Crafters Needed
BRISTOL
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.