Community Events
TODAY, Sun Aug 30, 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.
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.
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.
Tue Sep 01, 2015
MIDDLETOWN | 6:30 pm
The Middlesex Hospital Vocal Chords will resume rehearsals Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the St. Francis Msgr. Fox Hall, 10 Elm St., Middletown, at 6:45 p.m. in preparation for the upcoming holiday concert. New members will be accepted until Sept. 22. No auditions are required but basic choral singing capabilities are necessary. This non-profit, community oriented group has entertained audiences for 25 years with lively concerts showcasing a variety of musical interests. Eight five members from all walks of life hail from more than a dozen towns and non-hospital employees can join. Call 860-342-3120 for more info or visit www.vocalchords20.org .
Thu Sep 03, 2015
Wethersfield Art League Meeting
WETHERSFIELD | 6:30 pm
The Wethersfield Art League will hold its first meeting of the season Thursday, Sept. 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Silas Deane Middle School Media Center, 551 Silas Deane Hwy. Our artist/presenter for the evening will be Lori Barker who will give a demonstration on gel printing. Meetings and demos are free and open to the public. For further information call 860-667-2974.
Sun Sep 06, 2015
Indian Heritage Classes
CROMWELL | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
“Vedic Wisdom and Indian culture and Heritage" will begin from Sunday Sept. 6. Classes are held every Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon at 211 Shunpike Rd., Cromwell. Class offers Hindi and Telagu languages, Yoga, meditation, Pranayam, Shloka, stories from Vedic Scripture, arts and crafts to reinforce moral values and festival celebration through the academic year. Fees: $20/month per child.
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.
Farm to Table Dinner
WETHERSFIELD | 6:30 pm
Join us Thursday, Sept. 10, after the Wethersfield Farmers Market and enjoy the elegance and simplicity of farm fresh cuisine. This year's meal will be prepared by our vendors and friends at Artisan Caterers & Mercado Foods of Glastonbury. The evening kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with cocktail hour & passed hors d'ourves followed by a full sit-down dinner and dessert. Tickets are $85 per person ($160/couple) and all food and beverages are included. 
Sat Sep 12, 2015
Parish-Wide Tag Sale
NEWINGTON | 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
The Church of The Holy Spirit Ladies Guild will hold its annual tag sale Friday, Sept. 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 12, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Father O’Connor Hall, 183 Church St., Newington. A $5 admission fee is charged to attend the preview event Friday, Sept. 11. Come early for the best selection of furniture, collectibles, kitchen/household items, books, holiday items and more. For more information, contact Debbie Hebert at 860-666-2576.
Art Classes
WETHERSFIELD | 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Wethersfield Art League classes will begin the week of Sept. 14 at the Little Red Schoolhouse, 193 Wells Rd., Wethersfield. Painting, Zentangle, wood carving, children's art, as well as new Saturday Workshops in wood painting and plein air painting are offered. Brochures are available at both the Wethersfield and Rocky Hill libraries or by calling 860-667-2974 or by attending open registration Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Little Red Schoolhouse.
Sun Sep 13, 2015
ROCKY HILL | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
The Maryann Loprete Memorial Foundation will hold its fifth annual softball fundraiser Sunday, Sept. 13, at Elm Ridge Park in Rocky Hill. This day of fun for the entire family will include two softball games, kids activities, face painting, bocce, frisbee, BBQ and live music. Game times are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; $25 to play. To make a donation, visit www.maryannloprete.org . Call 860-328-1602 to book your time. Rain date: Sept. 20.
Mon Sep 14, 2015
SMWC Pot Luck
NEWINGTON | 6:00 pm
For its membership meeting this year, St. Mary Women’s Club will hold a Pot Luck Supper Monday, Sept. 14, at  6 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  Bring your favorite Pot Luck Dish (appetizer, entree, side dish or dessert) and enjoy a delightful and tasty evening with your fellow parishioners.  This is a perfect opportunity for new members to join and immediately share in the camaraderie of the women's club.  We look forward to sharing the evening with many new as well as long-time members!  Please call Trish by Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 860-202-7773 to sign up and register your culinary contribution.
Thu Sep 17, 2015
Free Tot Time
BERLIN | 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Beginning Thursday, Sept. 17, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. This program features: a play session, crafts, snack time and more. No pre-registration needed. Berlin Congregational Church, 868 Worthington Ridge, Berlin. 860-828-6586.
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.
Surf N Turf Dinner Dance
ROCKY HILL | 6:00 pm
Featuring the band Major Motion. Saturday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel South in Rocky Hill to benefit The Sunshine Kids, an organization for children with cancer. $75 per person. Contact Ivana for tickets at 860-778-8086.  Dinner, dancing, raffles and fun!
Hartford Public Class of 1960 Reunion
GLASTONBURY | 6:00 pm
Attention HPHS class of 1960 graduates, our 55th year reunion will be held Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Glastonbury, at 6 p.m.The cost is $55 per per person and includes buffet dinner and dancing to the music of “The Boogie Boys.” Re-connect with old friends. Send checks payable to HPHS Class of 1960 in care of Mavis Murphy, 261 Garden St., Wethersfield, CT 06109. For more information, join our Facebook group page, ”1960 Hartford Public High School (HPHS).”
Annual Fall Tag Sale 
BERLIN | 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
On Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with set-up time at 8 a.m. Spaces are 9' x 18 ' for $15 or two spaces for $20. Rain or shine.  If rain, spaces available inside church. Must have own tables. For applications call 860-828-6586. All applications and payment must be at church office on or before Sept. 16. Breakfast & lunch available. Free admission. Berlin Congregational Church, 878 Worthington Ridge, Berlin.
Sun Sep 20, 2015
HARTFORD | 10:00 am
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a movement to reclaim the future for millions. Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Sunday, Sept. 20, at Bushnell Park in Hartford. Registration for the walk begins at 9 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m. Participants will complete a 1.5-3-mile walk and learn about Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical trial enrollment and support programs and services. Walk participants will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease. Start or join a team at www.alz.org/walkor call 800-272-3900.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Outreach Concert
WETHERSFIELD | 3:00 pm
On Sunday, Sept. 20, at 3 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 371 Wolcott Hill Rd., Wethersfield, will host a concert sponsored by the Outreach Committee. This concert will feature an unprecedented number of area musicians, including talent from our own congregation. There will be a free-will offering which will be used to support St. Paul’s ministries as well as the Wethersfield Fuel Bank. Refreshments provided at intermission.
Tue Sep 22, 2015
NEWINGTON | 6:30 pm
GFWC- Newington/Wethersfield Woman's Club meetings resume Sept. 22 at the Newington Senior Center on Cedar Street. We begin with a social time at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. We encourage all women who live in the Newington/Wethersfield area to come and join us and discover all the interesting projects that we are involved in. For more information, visit our Facebook page GFWC- Newington/Wethersfield CT or www.gfwccrossroad.org . Please stop by our booth at this year’s Newington Waterfall Festival for some delicious baked goods. The festival takes place at Market Square in the downtown district Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 am to 5 pm. In the event of rain, the Festival will be moved to Saturday, Sept. 26. Proceeds from this and other fundraisers help us continue our local scholarships as well as other projects.
Flu Clinic
WETHERSFIELD | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
CenterPoint Community Church, in conjunction with Walgreen’s Pharmacy, will be holding a flu clinic Sept. 22 from 1 – 3 p.m. at CenterPoint, 840 Silas Deane Hwy., Wethersfield, in the Marcus Insurance Building. Walk-ins are welcome. Free refreshments. For more information, contact Pastor Chris Skowronek at 860-571-8415.
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.
NEWINGTON | 7:00 pm
Whether your talent is singing or comedy or magic or extreme hula-hooping, the Newington Children’s Theatre Company invites area youth, ages 7-25, to showcase their skills and artistry in the first annual ‘NCTC’s Got Talent’ fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. An evening of entertainment for the whole family, NCTC’s Got Talent will bring local talent and community members together to enjoy diverse entertainment while raising money for future NCTC programming. Soloists and group acts are welcome to audition. Each act is limited to three minutes and must be family-friendly. Auditions are set for Tuesday, Sept. 8, and Saturday, Sept. 12. Each audition will last approximately five minutes. Download a registration form/talent show guidelines from www.NCTCArts.org . Call 860-666-NCTC to schedule your audition.
Sun Sep 27, 2015
Rice & Beans Chili Cook-off
WETHERSFIELD | 5:00 pm
The eighth annual Rice & Beans + Chili Cook-Off will be held Sunday, Sept. 27, at 5 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 300 Main St., Wethersfield, to increase awareness of world hunger and to raise money to support Millennium Development Goal #1 - Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger. Proceeds to benefit our Outreach Committee projects in Hartford, Haiti, Brazil and Wethersfield. Come sample the food and vote for your favorite dish. Adults $10, children (3-12) $3, family of five or more (two adults only) $25. Pay at the door.
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 10, 2015
WHS Class of 1980 Reunion
WETHERSFIELD | 7:00 pm
Attention Wethersfield High School Class of 1980 graduates: Our 35 year reunion will be held Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Wethersfield Country Club at 7 p.m. The cost is $40 per person, which includes food, fun, dancing and a special teacher or two. Reconnect with old friends and please share this information with other class members. Send checks payable to Wethersfield High School Class of 1980 in care of: Jacquelyn Egan, 45 Oakdale St., Wethersfield, CT 06109. For more information join our Facebook group, Wethersfield High Class of 1980, or email drcometz@aol.com .
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.
Sat Oct 24, 2015
South Catholic High School
FARMINGTON
The South Catholic High School Class of 1965 will hold its 50th reunion Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Farmington Country Club. Seeking updated contact information on all classmates. For further details or information, please email wiezalis@aol.com or call Ray at 860-563-4820.
Sat Nov 14, 2015
St. John’s Craft Fair
NEW BRITAIN | 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
The St. John's Ladies Guild will hold their annual craft fair Saturday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at St. John the Evangelist Church Hall, 33 Newington Ave., New Britain. Bring your friends, have lunch and get your holiday shopping done early! There are many vendors with beautiful crafts to sell! Free admission! For more information, please call 860-827-0433 or 860-628-8362.