Community Events
TODAY, Wed Oct 01, 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.
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.
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.
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.
WHS Band Fruit Sale
WETHERSFIELD | Sep 22 to Oct 20
The Wethersfield High School Instrumental Music Boosters annual fruit sale has begun. High school students who participate in the band, orchestra and color guard will be selling oranges and grapefruit from Sept. 22-Oct. 20. All profits will benefit the high school music program. The fruit is purchased from a well-known and established fruit company in Florida and is fresh, ripe and juicy. Prices range from $20 to $35. To place an order, please call Terri Hrdy at 860-563-2387 or email your name and phone number to . Fruit orders can be picked up at the Silas Deane Middle School, Silas Deane Highway entrance, Saturday, Nov. 22, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 23 , 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Pumpkin Patch
NEWINGTON | Sep 27 to Oct 31 | 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
United Methodist Church of Newington, 401 New Britain Ave., Newington, will hold its annual Pumpkin Patch Saturday, Sept. 27, through Halloween, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
Children\'s Italian Folklore Dancing
WETHERSFIELD | Sep 30 to Apr 14
Children's Italian folklore dancing is being offered in Wethersfield at the Silas Deane Middle School, Sept. 30 - Dec. 16 and Jan. 13 - April 14. Cost is $80 per session with a 25 percent sibling discount. Classes are taught by the Italian Culture Center of Education's Cuor d'Italia folkloristic dance group. For more information email or call 860-416-0041
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.
Fri Oct 03, 2014
Fall Harvest Book Sale
ENFIELD | Oct 03 to Oct 05
The Friends of the Angelman Syndrome Foundation are holding an indoor Fall Harvest Book Sale Oct. 3-5, at 31 Lincoln St., Enfield, rain or shine. to raise funds & awareness for this rare genetic disorder that affects many children. Over 1,500 books, CDs and DVDs. Friday, Oct. 3, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
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.
Democrat of the Year Brunch
NEWINGTON | 11:00 am
Sunday, Oct. 5, at 11 a.m. at the Liederkranz Club, 800 Mountain Rd., Newington. Honoring Deputy Mayor Carke Castelle, Sandy Nafis and Pauline Kruk. $35 per person. Contact Lyn Connery at 860-666-2003.
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.
Thu Oct 16, 2014
St. Mary Military Whist
NEWINGTON | 7:00 pm
St. Mary Women's Club in Newington will host its annual Military Whist Thursday, Oct. 16, in the St. Mary school gym, 652 Willard Ave.Coffee and dessert will be available at 6:30 p.m. and the Whist will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 and tickets will be available at the door. No previous knowledge of the game is necessary.
Fri Oct 17, 2014
Armenian Food Festival
HARTFORD | Oct 17 to Oct 18
Friday, Oct 17, from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct 18, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Lamb, chicken kebab dinners (eat-in/take-out), homemade paklava, pastries and delicacies; attic treasures; Armenian novelty items and dry goods. St. George Armenian Church, 22 White St., Hartford. For information, call 860-956-5647.
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 01, 2014
Nutmeg Fair
CROMWELL | 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
The First Congregational Church of Cromwell is hosting its annual Nutmeg Fair Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will have a large "tea cup auction" of themed baskets, a large tag sale, bake sale, vendors, apple pies and lunch. Contact the church at 860-635-4806.
Sat Nov 15, 2014
Covenant Village Holiday Bazaar
CROMWELL | 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Nov. 15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Events Center at Covenant Village of Cromwell, 52 Missionary Rd., Cromwell. Many handmade items, lots of gift items and homemade baked goods. Avoid the crowds and do your holiday shopping early with us. Relax  with some refreshments on site.
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.