Community Events
TODAY, Tue Aug 04, 2015
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.
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.
Zacherys Table
WETHERSFIELD | Jul 21 to Sep 15 | 5:00 pm
Free pasta meal every third Tuesday at 5 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 371 Wolcott Hill Rd., Wethersfield. All are welcome and reservations are welcome. Call 860-529-5397 for a ride. Corporate Sponsors: Stop & Shop and Price-Rite.
Parks and Rec. Open Hours
NEWINGTON | 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
The Newington Parks and Recreation Department announces Open Office Hours for residents to come in and meet the new Parks and Recreation Superintendent. Everyone will be given 15 minutes to with Bill from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug 4, in the Town Hall Parks and Recreation office. Residents will be offered a cup of coffee or a bottle of water as they offer their views on the programs and facilities. To sign up, please call 860-665-8666.
Fri Aug 07, 2015
Memory Care Screenings
ROCKY HILL | Aug 07 to Aug 29 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
The public is invited to a memory care screening and memory care consultation at The Atrium at Rocky Hill, a Benchmark Senior Living community, 1160 Elm Street Ext., Rocky Hill. Guests will have the opportunity to learn, ask questions and share their story with memory care specialists who understand. The Atrium is also making available free copies of its "Family Guide to Memory Care" to all those who attend the events. Every Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon: "Memory Care Consultation." Join Robert Lord, a Certified Dementia Practitioner and Harbor Care Director at The Atrium, to learn activities and key questions to have more meaningful communications. These events are free and open to the public. To make an appointment for a memory care screening or memory care consultation, call The Atrium at Rocky Hill 860-308-1702.
Thu Aug 13, 2015
Healthcare Lunch & Learn
ROCKY HILL | 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
The Rocky Hill Chamber of Commerce will host a free Lunch & Learn seminar on healthcare & insurance at the Nutmeg State Credit Union Community Room Aug. 13 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., designed to aid both business owners and residents navigate the difficult path to protecting your income in the face of disability.
Sat Aug 15, 2015
Pig and Beef Roast
MIDDLETOWN | 2:00 pm
Third Congregational Church, 94 Miner St., Middletown, will hold a County Fair Pig and Beef Roast Aug. 15, (rain or shine). Doors open at 2 p.m. and the roast served at 5 p.m. Food, games, prize drawings. Reserve your tickets today: Adults, $15; children 10 and under, $8. Call 860-632-0733.
BERLIN | 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm
The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 68 present a Country Night Summer BBQ Aug. 15, from 6:30-11 p.m. at American Legion Post 68, 154 Porters Pass, Berlin. $20 per person; BYOB. Raffles and BBQ with music provided by Nashville Drive. For more information, call Tom at 860-906-6516 or visit the post. Proceeds support American Legion programs. Visit www.SAL.org or like us on Facebook.
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 Sep 19, 2015
WHS Class of 1955 Reunion
WETHERSFIELD | 4:00 pm
The Wethersfield High School Class of 1955 has set the date of Saturday, Sept. 19, at 4 p.m. for its 60th reunion. Once again, it will be held at the Wethersfield Country Club. Updated email addresses are requested ASAP and can be emailed to vlwb6c@sbcglobal.net ; please check your email and home mailboxes for further information.
Avery Heights Fall Festival
HARTFORD | 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
The Avery Heights Auxiliary Fall Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Avery Heights Courtyard, 550 Avery Heights, Hartford. Crafts, clothing, jewelry, antiques and more. In case of rain, setup will be inside. Vendors are wanted. Rent a 6' table for $35 or 8' table for $45. No hidden costs--we do the advertising (newspapers, mailings, radio stations). Food cart and beverages available. Call 860-527-9126 ext. 361 to reserve your table.
Sat Sep 26, 2015
Bolton Church Fair Crafters
BOLTON | 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
St. George’s Episcopal Church is inviting crafters to rent a booth at the church’s 40th Annual Craft and Harvest Fair Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall and on the church grounds at 1150 Boston Turnpike, Bolton. For more information, please call Aileen at 317-504-4657.
Mon Oct 05, 2015
WETHERSFIELD | Oct 05 to Oct 21
A call to artists to submit their new work for our juried 2015 Fine Art Competition at Wethersfield Academy for the Arts, Wethersfield.  Deadline for registration and submission of work is Sept. 15.  Art exhibition from Oct. 5 – 21.  Best of Show award is $1,000.  Other monetary awards for Best Botanical, Best Drawing, Best Landscape, Best Portrait, Best Still Life, Best Youth.  For details, go to www.wethersfieldarts.org ; email info@wethersfieldarts.org or call 860-436-9857.
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.