Community Events
TODAY, Fri Aug 22, 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.
NEWINGTON | Aug 13 to Aug 31
Saint Mary School in Newington is continuing to enroll students for Pre-Kindergarten classes. Full-day and half-day programs are available for three-year-olds and four-year-olds. For more information, call 860-666-3844 or visit . Saint Mary School is located at 652 Willard Ave., Newington.
Adult Education Classes
ROCKY HILL | Aug 19 to Aug 28
Registration starts Aug. 19 to enroll in free high school completion and English as a Second Language classes at Adult Education. Classes will begin Aug. 28. Adult education offers free programs for Rocky Hill and Cromwell residents ready to earn their high school diploma. Three high school completion options are available including the GED and the National External Diploma Program, an individualized, self-paced program without classroom instruction. English classes for non-English speaking residents are available for all proficiency levels. Day and evening classes are available in Rocky Hill and Middletown. Call 860-343-6044 for more information.
NEWINGTON | Aug 22 to Aug 24
Friday, Aug. 22, 4-11 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 23, 2 to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 24, 12 to 8 p.m. at 719 North Mountain Rd., Newington. Continuous entertainment by a 17-piece band from Germany and traditional Schuhplattler folk dancers. Nine varieties of beer on tap and authentic German food including bratwurst, schnitzel and the club's famous potato pancakes. Homemade desserts and Mortensen's ice cream. German crafts, specialty imported food items and clothing on sale. $10 admission. Rain or shine. Visit .
Sat Aug 23, 2014
WETHERSFIELD | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
The Connecticut Academy of Irish Music will host an Open House Saturday, Aug. 23, from 3-5 p.m. at our location at the Wethersfield Academy for the Arts (431 Hartford Ave., Old Wethersfield). In addition, registration is now open for the fall 2014 classes. Group lessons are offered to young people and adults Sunday afternoons on a variety of instruments; classes begin in September. Courses offerings include fiddle, tin whistle, flute, mandolin, banjo, guitar, concertina, button accordion, bodhran, singing, and Irish Gaelic language, as well as a slow session and a youth ceili band, taught by 7-time All-Ireland champion John Whelan. For more information, please visit or contact Director Jeanne Freeman at 860-810-4852.
End of Summer Extravaganza
HARTFORD | 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Charities of Hope will hold a clothing drive, thrift store back to school and blow-out sale and furniture and home goods tag sale Saturday, Aug. 23, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Donate used clothing and shoes--proceeds will go to fill school backpacks for Hartford families and youth transition programs. Donations of 10 pounds or more will receive a free ice cream sundae from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Cash donations appreciated.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Dinner Dance Fundraiser
ROCKY HILL | 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm
A Dinner Dance Fundraiser sponsored by the Rocky Hill Soccer Club in honor of Bob Aube will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, from 7:30-11:30 p.m. in the St. James Church Hall, 767 Elm St., Rocky Hill. Dinner and desserts provided (BYOB). Entertainment by DJ Paulie and tea cup raffle. Tickets are $30 each or reserve a table of 10 for $300. To purchase tickets, contact Liz Devito at 860-508-0217 or ; Shelley Faber at 860-250-8696 or ; Will Kovacs at ; or Visual Perceptions at 860-529-9740.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Rocky Hill Youth Football & Cheerleading has openings for 2014 in its free flag football program for players 5 and 6 years old. The season will begin Monday, September 8, and will run for six weeks. The youth flag football program is designed to introduce players to the beginning fundamentals of football. Players will learn offensive & defensive positions, along with blocking, passing and catching techniques. Register at .
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 , which is a spinoff of the Town of Wethersfield website (alumni tab). Info will also be posted at . 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
Tue Sep 16, 2014
WEST HARTFORD | 12:00 pm
VNA HealthCare, an affiliate of Hartford HealthCare, will hold its 14th annual golf tournament Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Wampanoag Country Club, 60 Wampanoag Dr., West Hartford. Proceeds from “Driving Fore Home Care” will benefit the Iona Watterworth Patient Comfort Fund, which helps patient’s needs which are not paid for by other sources. The tournament’s shotgun start is at noon. Individual golfer registration is $175 and includes 18 holes of golf, lunch, greens fees, cart, dinner, awards, a silent auction with golf and travel-related themes and giveaways. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, visit or contact Katie Reaves at 860-493-7168 or .
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.
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.
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.