Community Events
TODAY, Thu Apr 17, 2014
SafeGrad Froyo
WETHERSFIELD | Feb 02 to Jun 02
FroyoWorld and Wethersfield High School are fundraising for Wethersfield High School Safe Graduation 2014! Come to FroyoWorld Feb. 2, March 2, April 2, May 2 and June 2 and 10 percent of your purchase is donated to WHS Safe Graduation! Please bring this notice with you for offer.
Don Delisle Memorial Scholarship
CROMWELL | Mar 11 to May 10
The Kiwanis Club awards the Don Delisle Memorial Scholarship, annually, in recognition and appreciation of our founder and charter president. The Kiwanis Club offers a $500 scholarship every year to a graduating high school senior who resides in Cromwell and will be pursuing a degree in education at a post secondary school. Awards are based on scholarship, extra curricular activities, work history, community service and need. A committee of Kiwanians does judging anonymously. Scholarship applications are available in the guidance offices of Cromwell, Xavier, Mercy and Vinal Tech high schools, or call the Cromwell Recreation Department (ask for Susan Schein). Applications must be returned to the Kiwanis Club (or the Cromwell Recreation Department office) no later than May 10. For more information, contact Schein at 860-632-3467.
The United Methodist Church of Newington has a Nursery School for 3 & 4 year olds in the classrooms at the church, 401 New Britain Ave., Newington. Our Director is Linda Lacasse and she can be contacted at 860-666-0027 or for more information or visit
Spring Reading Contest
During the month of April, the GFWC Newington/Wethersfield Woman’s Club, in co-operation with Newington Public Schools, will sponsor its tenth annual “Jump Into Spring with Reading” contest. Students in kindergarten through fourth grade are eligible to enter simply by reading books. Students record a date for every 20 minutes that they read or are read to April 1-30 and submit an entry form for every five dates. The drawing for prizes will take place at each elementary school Friday, May 2. Five prizes will be awarded per school.
Bethany Lutheran Easter Week
CROMWELL | Apr 16 to Apr 20
The Easter week services for Bethany Lutheran Church on Court Street in Cromwell are as follows: Maundy Thursday - Pot luck supper at 6:30 p.m. followed by stripping of the altar. Good Friday service at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday-Services at 8 and 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend.
Thu Apr 24, 2014
Italian Heritage Night
EAST HARTFORD | 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Thursday, April 24, 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Hall, 30 Old Roberts St., East Hartford. UNICO District III, an Italian American service and charity organization, is sponsoring this event to celebrate our Italian Heritage with Exhibits from the Hartford, Manchester, Newington, and Wethersfield Chapters of UNICO and featuring special guest speakers: Al and Tony Terzi, on their family business as broadcasters in CT and their Italian roots. Appetizers, desserts, wine, soda, coffee, and espresso will be served. There is no charge for this event. RSVP to Morris Borea at 860-493-3546 or . Walk-Ins also welcome the night of event.
Fri Apr 25, 2014
BLOOMFIELD | 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Friday, April 25, Immaculate Conception Shelter & Housing Corporation will host its second annual Taste of the World— An International Food, Wine & Beer Tasting, to benefit the shelter. The evening will feature culinary delicacies, Thomas Hooker Brewery and Back East Brewing Company will pour beer, and Harvest Fine Wine will provide wines. The evening will also include eclectic music and silent auction. Held at St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield, from 6:30- 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 each, $150 per couple and $70 for each additional person on your reservation card. Visit , or contact Teresa Wierbicki, Development Director, at , 860-724-4823 ext. 103.
Sat Apr 26, 2014
Wine Tasting & Auction
NEWINGTON | 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Saint Mary School's Annual Wine Tasting and Auction will be held on Saturday, April 26, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The event will be hosted by NBC TV personality Brad Field. Some of the exciting items to be auctioned off are a trip to Florida, a trip to Reno, Nevada and a set of Invisilign Braces donated by Dr. Rosenberg in Newington. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information, call 860-666-3844. Saint Mary School is located at 652 Willard Ave., Newington.
Mom2Mom/Children\'s Tag Sale
WETHERSFIELD | 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m - 1 p.m. New & gently used baby and children's items for sale! Great deals. St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 371 Wolcott Hill Rd., Wethersfield.
Sun Apr 27, 2014
Third Annual Free Spring Concert
BERLIN | 4:00 pm
The Hyssongs, a Gospel music trio, will present a free spring concert Saturday, April 27, at 4 p.m. This family group delights audiences with their vocal harmony, lively energetic style, humor & brass instruments. A free-will offering will be accepted. Light refreshments will be served. Berlin Congregational Church, 878 Worthington Ridge, Berlin.860-828-6586.
Kids Helping Kids
ROCKY HILL | 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
As part of our “Kids Helping Kids” campaign, Rocky Hill Girl Scout Troop 10231 is collecting donations for children in foster care, as well as for children at Adelbrook, a residential treatment facility in Cromwell. We are collecting gently used duffel bags & luggage, sports equipment and holiday decorations and new arts & crafts supplies, molding clay and pajama bottoms. Donations may be dropped off at our Donation Drive Sunday, April 27, 12-3 p.m. at West Hill Family Dental, 132 New Britain Ave., Rocky Hill, or at your convenience: Mon & Wed: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Tues: 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Thurs: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Questions? Contact Ina Patel Lawrence at or Jennifer Whelan at .
Thu May 01, 2014
First Congregational Military Whist
CROMWELL | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Thursday, May 1, First Congregational Church will host a Military Whist. Played with cards, in groups of four. No experience is necessary, though a knowledge of Setback is helpful. Michael Welch will lead the games. There will be door prizes, raffles and refreshments. Bring your own group of four or join a group. Entry fee is $5. The doors open at 355 Main St., Cromwell, at 6 p.m., play will run from 7-9 p.m. Call the church office weekdays, 860-635-4806.
Fri May 02, 2014
Relay for Life
NEWINGTON | 7:00 pm
Cashing in for a Cure Fundraiser. Join us for a family fun night at Bowl-O-Rama Friday, May 2, at 7 p.m. $20 per person includes shoes, two games, pizza & soda. Participate in raffles from local businesses, gift cards, free pet grooming, free Marriott room & more.
Thu May 08, 2014
Bus Trip Abbey of Regina Laudis
The Women’s Club of Incarnation Church in Wethersfield is sponsoring a bus trip to the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem May 8. We will observe the chanting of Divine Office by the nuns at the Monastery Chapel, see the Neapolitan Crèche, visit the art shop and have a buffet lunch at the Painted Pony Restaurant. Cost is $45. Call Paula at 860-563-9506.
Mon May 12, 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.
Wed May 14, 2014
Flower Show
The Home Garden Club of Wethersfield is holding its bi-annual flower show Wednesday, May 14, at the Pitkin Community Center, 30 Greenfield St., Wethersfield. The theme for this year's show is Run for the Roses! Gates open at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
Cromwell Works
CROMWELL | 7:30 am to 8:30 am
Please join us Wednesday, May 14, in the Cromwell Town Hall gymnasium, 41 West St., Cromwell, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. for Cromwell Works, an opportunity for area businesses to meet and network at an informal breakfast gathering. At 8 a.m., a speaker from the Connecticut Small Business Development Center, will make a presentation. Customers, potential partners, now or in the future....Don't miss this opportunity to see what Cromwell has to offer your business. The event is sponsored by the Economic Development Council of Cromwell.
Sat May 24, 2014
Newington Memorial Day Parade
The Newington Memorial Day Parade has kicked off the 2014 fund raising. This year's parade will be on May 24, 2014, at 10 a.m. Please consider the sacrifices that our Veterans have made for our country. Many of the WWII Veterans have passed on, but there are others – Korean, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Newington, like so many other cities and towns, proudly honor our Vets every Memorial Day with parades and ceremonies. In fact, Newington has a reputation for one of the most well attended parades in the state. Newington is fortunate to have many willing and able volunteers that help make our yearly Memorial Day possible. But we also require funds of $9,000 to $10,000 to help pay for bands; flowers etc The Newington Memorial Day Parade Committee is asking for your assistance in the form of a financial donation. Without a doubt, times are difficult for individuals as well as businesses. A donation of any amount is appreciated and will go a long way in bringing the Memorial Day Parade. We would truly appreciate your financial support of this year’s Memorial Day Parade to make it another great success and tribute to our Veterans.
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
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.