Community Events
TODAY, Sat Jan 31, 2015
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 laspeno@gmail.com or call 860-416-0041
WETHERSFIELD | Jan 18 to Mar 08 | 4:00 pm
Wethersfield Historical Society proudly announces the energetic end season of our Keeney Cultural Series concerts featuring incredibly gifted artists. Concerts will be held in the Keeney Ballroom Sunday afternoons at 4 p.m. at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center at 200 Main St., Wethersfield. Tickets for individual concerts are $20 for members and $22 for non-members. Tickets for the complete series are $52.00 for members or students and $60 for non-members.  These concerts are supported by the Robert Allan Keeney Memorial Fund at the Hartford Foundation for public giving.  Call 860-529-7656 or log on to www.wethhist.org for more information. Sunday, Jan. 18: The Yale Whiffenpoofs are back by popular demand!  Join this gifted a capella group as they humorously and expertly reinterpret popular songs from many eras. Sunday, Feb. 8: The Nifty Fifties band, a band that plays and sings selections from the 50’s and 60’s.  Don’t be surprised if people stand up and dance the “Twist”!  The Keeney Ballroom will be set up with cocktail tables in a cabaret style.  Bring the family or a friend and BYOB. Sunday, March 8: The Savage Brothers, a gifted cover band who have played in huge venues throughout the northeast.  They will perform with both instruments and voices numerous popular songs from the 60’s through the 80’s.  The Keeney Ballroom will again be set up with cocktail tables in a cabaret style.  Bring the family or a friend and BYOB.
WETHERSFIELD | Jan 21 to Feb 28
A local networking group is looking to add new members. A new speaker each week presents an interesting topic in their field. A great way to grow your business and learn from other pros. For more information, visit www.wethersfield-bni.com or contact info@wethersfield-bni.com .
Hayes Farm Memorial Ornament
ROCKY HILL | Jan 21 to Feb 28
The Rocky Hill Historical Society has commissioned a memorial ornament to commemorate the sale of developmental rights to Hayes Farm on Hayes Road in Rocky Hill to the Town of Rocky Hill. This purchase was made under the preservation of Farmland and Passive Open Space in the Town of Rocky Hill as approved by voters Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, and is the act's first usage. The ornament is a double-sided glass medallion depicting the red barn on Hayes Farm. It is available for $16 at the Academy Hall Museum, 785 Old Main St., Rocky Hill. Funds raised will be used for ongoing projects and presentations at the historical society. Please call 860-563-6704 for hours or more information.
Sun Feb 01, 2015
Souper Bowl Sunday
WETHERSFIELD | 5:30 pm
“SOUPer Bowl Sunday – With A Twist”: Join the fun Sunday, Feb. 1 at CenterPoint Community Church. Bring your favorite homemade soup to be judged by an impartial juror, prior to watching the Super Bowl game on our large screen. Prizes will be awarded for the best soup. Doors open at 5 p.m. Jurying begins at 5:30. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend. Coffee and tea will be served. Consider inviting a friend and bringing “half-time” snacks and/or a dessert to share. CenterPoint Community Church is located at 840 Silas Deane Hwy., Wethersfield. For more information, contact Pastor Chris Skowronek at 860-571-8415.
Mon Feb 09, 2015
Pot Luck Supper
NEWINGTON | 6:00 pm
St. Mary Women’s Club will hold a Pot Luck Supper Monday, Feb. 9, at  6 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Bring your favorite pot luck dish (appetizer, salad or entree) and enjoy a delightful and tasty evening with your fellow parishioners. Dessert will be provided. All members of the parish are welcome. Please call Trish by Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 860-202-7773 to sign up and register your culinary contribution! 
Tue Feb 10, 2015
WETHERSFIED/ROCKY HILL | 4:00 pm
The Wethersfield-Rocky Hill Rotary Club will host its second NICU Webcam fundraiser at Puerto Vallarta on the Berlin Turnpike. Starting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, a percentage of all purchases will be donated towards the NICU WebCam project. The Wethersfield-Rocky Hill Club is joining forces with five other area clubs to raise enough money to help families bond with their infant children who are patients in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the University of Connecticut (UConn) Health Center in Farmington. The goal is to raise enough money to fund a web camera for each of the 40 incubators in the UConn Health Center NICU and eventually to purchase cameras for the 32 incubators in the NICU at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) in Hartford. The idea is that parents, families, and friends of the premature or ill infants can connect with the babies via the Internet even when the families cannot physically be at the hospital. The Wethersfield-Rocky Hill Rotary Club meets on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at Casa Mia on the Green in Rocky Hill. Dinner is $20 and guests are welcome to attend. A full list of our guest speakers and more information about the club and our projects can be found on our Facebook page. Please contact President Gina at 860-306-1283 or GinaHRotary26@aol.com with any questions. Like our page at www.facebook.com/RotaryClubOfWethersfieldRockyHillCt
Fri Feb 20, 2015
Family Movie Night
WETHERSFIED/ROCKY HILL | 7:00 pm
Family Movie Night is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 20, at CenterPoint Community Church. Join us as we watch “When the Game Stands Tall,” the journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur, who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport. This movie is rated PG, so bring the whole family. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend. Coffee and tea will be served prior to the 7 p.m. showtime. Consider inviting a friend and bringing a dessert to share. CenterPoint Community Church is located at 840 Silas Deane Hwy., Wethersfield. For more information, contact Pastor Chris Skowronek at 860-571-8415.
Sat Apr 25, 2015
RHHS Class of 1974 Reunion.
ROCKY HILL | 6:00 pm
The Rocky Hill High School Class of 1974 Reunion will be held Saturday, April 25, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Glastonbury, beginning at 6 p.m. Looking for classmates Bill Agostinelli, Ellen Baker, Julie Bass, John Bellebuono. Bob Blinn, Vinny Ciccarello, Mike D’Ambrosio, John Fabich, Debbie Freitag, Andrew Harvey, David Langdon, Dave McMorrow, John Rhines, Cathy Rudewicz, Jeff Rugar, Tim Shaner, Lynn Spadaccini, Pam Stock & Sheryl Webster. Contact Frank Sorano at f.sorano@snet.net or call 860-416-0535.
NVFD Pasta Dinner
NEWINGTON | 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Newington Volunteer Fire Company #3 will hold its sixth annual Pasta Dinner Fundraiser April 25 at Newington High School, from 4-8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids (5-12) and seniors. Come out and support Newington's bravest. For tickets or more information, contact Lt. Kris Lubas at 860-770-3545 or kristoffelubas@sbcglobal.net .
Fri Jun 12, 2015
NEW BRITAIN | Jun 12 to Jul 21 | 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut is seeking volunteers! Become a tutor with LVCC to help increase literacy in the community. Our next tutor training is for working with Basic Literacy (BL) students, which will take place all of the following dates: June 12, 16, 19, 23 and 26 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Middletown Adult Education. We will also have a training for working with ESOL students July 10, 14, 17 and 21 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the New Britain Public Library. We ask that you volunteer with us for a year, once a week for two hours. All prospective tutors age 18 and over with a minimum of a high school degree (or equivalent,) good writing skills, and good speaking skills are welcome. Observations and support will be provided. Preregistration is required. To register or for more information, call 860-229-7323 or email Sarah Hudkins at lvccprogassist@gmail.com . Feel free to visit t http://literacycentral.org/. Literacy Volunteers of Central CT provides small group literacy tutoring to over 400 low literate adults through student centered learning and mentoring from volunteer tutors who receive high quality training and ongoing support.