Community Events
TODAY, Sun Nov 23, 2014
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.
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
Newington/Wethersfield Military
NEWINGTON/WETHERSFIELD | Nov 04 to Nov 24
If you know of a Newington or Wethersfield resident who is currently overseas serving in our military, please forward their contact information to the GFWC - Newington/Wethersfield Woman's Club, P.O. Box 31004 Newington, CT 06131-0046. We would like to send each one of them a personal holiday greeting. We must receive your information by Monday, Nov. 24 at noon. If you have any questions, contact gfwccrossroad@gmail.com or 860-665-1148.
MOMS Club of Wethersfield
WETHERSFIELD | Nov 19 to Nov 30
Are you a mom? Are you looking for activities to do with your child? Are you looking for other adults to interact with? Please consider joining the MOMS Club of Wethersfield. Email mcofwethersfieldnorth@yahoo.com for more information.
CROMWELL | Nov 19 to Dec 31
Are you an artist or someone interested in supporting arts programming in Cromwell? Perhaps you want to inspire creativity in others through classes or workshops? Maybe you have yet to discover your hidden creative abilities! The newly formed Cromwell Arts Alliance invites you to learn more about the organization and the opportunities we support for artists of every kind, art lovers and those who just want to explore their creative side. Connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CromwellArts or drop us a note at CromwellArtsAlliance@gmail.com .
MIDDLETOWN | Nov 19 to Nov 30
Excellent Way Ministries, 749 Saybrook Rd., Unit 16, Middletown, holds Sunday Worship Experience at 11:30 a.m.; an after-school program Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.; Choir the first and third Fridays of the month at 7:30 p.m. and Prayer & Word Explosion the second and fourth Fridays of the month at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.excellentwayministries-ct.org .
Sat Nov 29, 2014
RHHS 1984 Reunion
ROCKY HILL | 6:30 pm
Rocky Hill High School Class of 1984's 30th reunion will be held Saturday, Nov. 29, at 6:30 p.m. at Casa Mia Restaurant, 600 Cold Spring Rd., Rocky Hill. Please email: Lisa (Senofonte) Zerio, lzerio@rockyhillct.gov ; Felice DiMascio, lzerio@rockyhillct.gov ; Elaine (Johns) Steinman, lzerio@rockyhillct.gov ; or Mike Lucente, lzerio@rockyhillct.gov , to attend.
YMCA Craft/Bake Sale
MIDDLETOWN | 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Middlesex YMCA, 99 Union St., Middletown, will hold its Holiday Craft & Bake Sale Saturday, Nov. 29, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring your children to see Santa and get an early start on your holiday shopping. All proceeds go to the Y Annual Campaign, which provides scholarships for camp, swim lessons and programs.
Sun Nov 30, 2014
St. Mary Christmas Fair
NEWINGTON | 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
St. Mary Women’s Club will hold its annual Christmas Fair Sunday, Nov. 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Mary School, 652 Willard Ave., Newington. A buffet breakfast featuring hot and cold items as well as a soup & sandwich lunch will be available for purchase. Many crafters and vendors will be present, along with a bake sale and a number of specialty raffles.
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 stydprojgrad@gmail.com . Deadline for applications is Nov. 9.
Holiday Bake Sale
HARTFORD | Dec 05 to Dec 06 | 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
St. George Cathedral, 433 Fiarfield Ave., Hartford, will hold its Holiday Bake Sale of homemade pastries and spinach pies Dec. 5 and 6, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pre-ordering available. Call 860-956-7586.
Sat Dec 06, 2014
Rotary Breakfast with Santa
NEWINGTON | 7:30 am to 11:30 am
The Rotary Club of Newington will host its annual "Breakfast With Santa" Saturday, Dec. 6, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Saint Mary's School Hall on Willard Avenue in Newington. The all-you-can-eat buffet includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, bagels, fancy mini doughnuts, coffee, tea and orange juice. $8 for adults; $5 for seniors and kids 3-12; kids under 3 eat free! Arts & crafts activity area included.Professional-quality photographs taken with Santa for $10. This event benefits Newington Rotary scholarships and charities.
Holy Trinity Holiday Fair
MIDDLETOWN | 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Church of the Holy Trinity Annual Holiday Fair is Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at 381 Main St., Middletown. Bring the family and enjoy all of the festivities of Holiday on Main Street, do your Christmas shopping with us and have lunch. There will be hot dogs, sandwiches, clam chowder and pie by the slice, plus hot and cold beverages. We will have 40+ crafters and vendors, cookies by the pound, Vermont Sugarbush cheese and maple syrup, ornaments, gift baskets, Amaryllis bulbs and plants, a silent and tea cup auction, activities for the kids, and more. New this year will be fresh greenery centerpieces. We are handicapped accessible.
St. Lawrence Christmas Fair
KILLINGWORTH | 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Friday, Dec. 5, 5:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 7 Hemlock Dr., Killingworth. Live greenery wreaths, centerpieces, swags, homemade baked goods and handmade crafts. Our kitchen will offer homemade soups, hot dogs, pizza, meatball grinders and homemade pies. A beautiful Amish quilt and gift baskets will be raffled off at 3 p.m. Saturday. Silent Auction featuring items from well-known local artisans and items and gift certificates from local businesses.
Stuff a Firetruck & Fill a Cruiser
ROCKY HILL | 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Rocky Hill Human Services, Rocky Hill Fire Department and Rocky Hill Police Department are partnering to fill the food pantry & collect toys for the holidays. A fire truck & cruiser will be at Westside Market, Wells Fargo (next to Big Y) and Wal-Mart in Rocky Hill Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. We will be taking donations of non perishable food & items, gift cards and new, unwrapped toys to help disadvantaged families in Rocky Hill this holiday season. For more information, call Nicole Phillips at 860-258-2799.
Christmas Bazaar
HARTFORD | Dec 06 to Dec 07
Ukrainian National Women's League of America, Hartford Branch #106, invites you to a Christmas Bazaar Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Michael's Ukrainian School Hall, 125 Wethersfield Ave., Hartford. Ornaments, embroidery, paintings, handmade items, lunch, pastries, coffee, etc.
Sun Dec 07, 2014
NEWINGTON | 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Sunday, Dec. 7, 12-4 p.m. at the Kellogg-Eddy House & Museum, 679 Willard Ave, Newington. Tour the Kellogg-Eddy House and enjoy hot mulled cider and cookies. The boutique has a great selection of craft items. There will also be a silent auction of art work donated by the Newington Art League. A Tea Cup Raffle and Holiday Arrangements will be provided by the Newington Historical Society Garden Committee. Handmade items donated by the Newington Historical Society Weaving Committee. Free admission, but donations in support of the Newington Historical Society would be appreciated. We will also be accepting non-perishable food items for the Newington Food Bank. For more information call 860-666-7118 or visit www.newingtonhistoricalsociety.org .
Tue Dec 09, 2014
Arthritis Foundation Open House
ROCKY HILL | 7:30 am to 6:30 pm
\Join the Arthritis Foundation Connecticut Office for a Holiday Open House Tuesday, Dec. 9, from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 35 Cold Spring Rd., Building 400, Suite 411, Rocky Hill. Learn about the work we do, meet our staff, check out our displays and what we have coming up for events and enjoy refreshments. Free to the public. For more information, contact Luellen Perkins at lperkins@arthritis.org or 860-563-1177.
Wed Dec 10, 2014
Respiratory Ailments Lecture
WINDSOR | 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Open discussion presented by renowned pulmonologist Dr. Michael Teiger on the prevention and treatment of respiratory ailments, including colds and flu. Held Dec. 10 at the Adult Day Care Center in Windsor, 330 Windsor Ave., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sponsored by: KSY Home Healthcare of Windsor. RSVP by Dec. 2 via receptionist@ksyhome.com or 860-580-7151.
Sat Dec 13, 2014
Wreaths Across America
NEW BRITAIN | 12:00 pm
The "Wreaths Across America" Ceremony will take place Saturday, Dec. 13, at 12 p.m. at the Veterans' Monument, West Meadow Ceremony, Newington. Sponsored by Willard-Welles-Stanley Chapter, DAR and May-Davis-Stotzer American Legion Post 117. Ceremonies held simultaneously with the “Wreaths Across America” ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery to honor our veterans, past, present and future and their families. Contact Barbara Crede for information at 860-665-8082.
Sun Dec 14, 2014
A Christmas Celebration
ROCKY HILL | 2:00 pm
Sunday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m. at 623 Old Main St., Rocky Hill. Please join us for this life changing and inspirational event which will help you to discover that only in God we can find our origin, our identity, our meaning, our purpose, our significance, and our destiny. For more information, please contact us at 860-436-4560 or info@dimensionministries.org .
Festival of Lessons and Carols
ROCKY HILL | 4:00 pm
The St. James Music Ministry and Lectors are sponsoring a “Festival of Lessons and Carols” Sunday, Dec. 14, at 4 p.m. “Lessons and Carols” is a service of Scripture and song that dates to the late 19th century. In this hour-long service, we listen to nine short Scripture readings, “lessons,” which recount the fall, the promise of a Messiah, the Incarnation, and the Great Commission to preach the Good News. Each lesson is followed by a carol or other song that reflects on the lesson's message and a brief prayer. Refreshments will be served.
Wed Dec 31, 2014
Elks Club New Years
| Dec 31 to Jan 01 | 7:00 pm to 1:00 am
Hosted by the Elks Club #771 in the Crystal Ballroom, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. $75 per person or $100 inclusive (open bar) includes appetizers, main course, accompaniments, dessert, champagne at midnight and music by The Players Club. For more information, call the Elks Lodge at 860-346-6971.