Community Events
TODAY, Wed Oct 22, 2014
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 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.
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
Adult Fitness Programs
CROMWELL | Oct 09 to Oct 30 | 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Cromwell Recreation Department has spaces available in its adult fitness programs. On Monday night, in Town Hall, we have a regular aerobic and toning program from 7-8 p.m. and on Thursday evening, we are offering a Core Bar program at the same location and times. Residents and non residents may register. The session runs until the beginning of December. Call 860-632-3467 for more information.
Big K Flea Market/Craft Fair
NEWINGTON | Oct 19 to Oct 26 | 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Shoppers have only two more chances to visit the Kiwanis Club's Big K Flea Market/Craft Fair, Oct. 19 and 26. Your $1 admission and the $15 space rental both go towards community needs. Hours are 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. in the Market Square free parking lot, Newington. For more information, call 860-667-2754 or 860-594-4495.
Thu Oct 23, 2014
WETHERSFIELD | Oct 23 to Nov 01
Andrew Wyeth Art Lecture by Erin Monroe, Curator of American Painting at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 6:30 p.m. Suggested donation. Plein Air Painting three-day Workshop with Ron Boehmer, Oct. 23-25. Learn to improve your skills painting landscapes in the open air. Oils, pastels, or your preference. Chinese Brush Painting two-day Workshop with Amy Xie, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1. Learn the brush techniques, watercolor discipline, composition, etc. of Chinese paintings. 431 Hartford Ave., Wethersfield. Visit or contact .
Fri Oct 24, 2014
Cromwell XC Frightful Pasta Night
CROMWELL | 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
The Cromwell High School Cross Country Booster Club is hosting the fifth annual Frightful Pasta Night fundraiser in the Woodside Intermediate School Cafeteria. Dinner times are 4:45, 5:15, 5:45 and 6:15 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24. Join the team, teachers and staff in their scary costumes for fun and pasta before heading over to Main Street! Children are encouraged to wear a costume. Dinner includes: Pasta (with sauce or butter), salad, breadstick and water/lemonade. Halloween cupcakes are available for separate purchase. Proceeds go directly to Cromwell Cross Country teams. Tickets are $25 for a family five-pack or $7 per person.
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.
Autumn Festival of the Arts
HARTFORD | 10:00 am to 1:30 pm
The Betty Larus Adult Day Center at Avery Heights, 705A New Britain Ave., Hartford, will hold an Autumn Festival of the Arts and Open House Saturday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. If you are concerned about an older adult at home alone during the day, this is an excellent opportunity to come and see what we have to offer. For more information, call 860-278-4773.
Middlewoods Halloween Party
NEWINGTON | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Children are invited to join residents, staff, and family members at Middlewoods of Newington Assisted and Independent Living Community, 2125 Main St., for a “Happy Halloween” party on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 2-3:30 p.m. The event will feature face painting, clowning, balloon animals, music, a spooky nail party, trick-or-treating, and a variety of festive refreshments. To RSVP, contact Lynn Tracey at or 860-760-0275.
Sun Oct 26, 2014
Pet Adoption Event
NEWINGTON | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
The North Shore Animal League in association with Friends of Berlin Animal Control (FOBAC), will hold an adoption event Saturday, Oct. 26, from 1-3 p.m. at Newington United Methodist Church, 401 New Britain Ave., Newington. Animals will be available for adoption, subject to application and screening.
Mon Oct 27, 2014
Men\'s Garden Club
The Men’s Garden Club of Wethersfield will meet Monday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Pitkin Community Center, 30 Greenfield St, Wethersfield. Tedd Somes, volunteer coordinator for the non-profit Chrysalis Center, will speak about the organization’s plans to create a ˜food forest” that will include berry bushes, nut and fruit trees and other raised bed gardens at their new facility in Hartford – and how we and other gardeners can be of help. Free and open to the public. For more information, call Jim at 860-529-0876.
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.
Wed Nov 05, 2014
Children\'s Self-Defense
CROMWELL | Nov 05 to Nov 19 | 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Cromwell Recreation Department will be sponsoring a children's beginner Self Defense Program by Deb Shekowski of Champion Karate School for Cromwell residents ages 5-13 in November. Held at ECS Nov. 5, 12 and 19 from 6-7 p.m. To register, send the office a form with child's name, age, address, telephone number, an emergency number along with the registration fee of $20 to Cromwell Recreation Department, 41 West St., Cromwell, Ct. 06416. For more information, call 860-632-3467.
Fri Nov 07, 2014
Girls Night Out
NEWINGTON | 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
GFWC- Newington/Wethersfield Woman's Club will host a Girls Night Out Friday, Nov. 7, from 6-8:30 p.m., at the Church of Christ, Congregational, 1075 Main St., Newington. Join us as we share a night of fellowship and discovery. Included are vendors from Mary Kay, 31, Simply Soap, crafts, Yoga by You and other wellness providers. Refreshments and raffles. Proceeds will benefit our annual scholarships and community service projects. Admission is $2. For more information, call 860-665-7981.
Sat Nov 08, 2014
AAWL Spaghetti Dinner
NEWINGTON | 6:00 pm
Animal Alliance Welfare League of Connecticut will be holding a Spaghetti Dinner and Fish Bowl Raffle Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Polish American Club, 140 Wilson Ave., Newington. The event begins at 6 p.m. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. Adult tickets are $25 and children under 15 are free. Music provided by DJ Mark Jordan AKA Bigmouth. All proceeds benefit Animal Alliance Welfare League of Connecticut. Contact Jessica Westerman at 860-796-5421 or for tickets.
WETHERSFIELD | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
90 minutes of Zumba madness to benefit the Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center Integrative Medicine Program, Saturday, Nov. 7, from 6-8 p.m. at the Pitkin Community Center, 30 Greenfield St., Wethersfied. $20 advanced tickets, $25 at the door. Visit .
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.
Vendor and Craft Sale
PORTLAND | 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Trinity Church, 345 Main St., Portland, will host a Vendor and Craft Fair Saturday, Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will feature vendors selling a variety of goods and crafts for your holiday shopping needs. Space is still available. Contact Alicia at to reserve a table.
Thu Nov 20, 2014
Elisabeth von Trapp Concert
BERLIN | 7:00 pm
Elisabeth von Trapp, from the family whose story inspired The Sound of Music, will perform acoustic music to inspire the listener's journey of the heart and soul. Nov. 20, 7 p.m. at Berlin Congregational Church, 878 Worthington Ridge, Berlin. Free-will offerings accepted. Tickets are available at the church office or call 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.
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.
Fri Dec 05, 2014
Shop ‘til You Drop
CROMWELL | 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Vendors and crafters are wanted for Shop ‘til You Drop, an evening shopping event sponsored by Cromwell High School’s Project Graduation. Scheduled for Friday, Dec. 5, at Woodside Intermediate School in Cromwell from 4 to 9 p.m., this event will feature jewelry, accessories, and holiday items for adults and children alike. Cost for an 8' vendor/crafter space is $45. For additional information or an application, contact . Deadline for applications is Nov. 9.