Community Events
TODAY, Mon Dec 22, 2014
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
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 .
CROMWELL | Dec 17 to Dec 31
Through Dec. 31, the Stew Leonard's Wishing Well in the Newington store will benefit the Cromwell Rock Cats Youth Baseball Program (also known as the Cromwell Cats). The Cromwell Rock Cats is a 10 and under baseball team in Cromwell that emphasizes skill development, character, sportsmanship, teamwork and fun. All donations to the Wishing Well will go directly to the team for equipment, umpire costs and tournament fees. Please consider dropping your spare change into the wishing well during this time period and help support this wonderful program. For more information on the program, visit www.cromwellcats.org .
Dining & Activity Books
NEWINGTON/WETHERSFIELD | Dec 17 to Dec 31
It's not too late to purchase GFWC Newington/Wethersfield Woman's Club Taste Dining & Activity Books for $25.  Features local family and finer dining as well as activities for the entire family.   Makes a great grab bag or hostess gift. Call 860-666-8862 or 860-665-7981 for more information.
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.
New Year\'s Eve Celebration
BERLIN | 6:00 pm
On Wednesday, Dec. 31, Berlin Congregational Church, 878 Worthington Ridge, Berlin, will begin its New Year's celebration at 6 p.m., including hors d'oeuvres, a full dinner of ham or chicken, soft drinks, dessert and coffee. A non-alcoholic toast will be given during the evening. Dancing and children's games begin at 8 p.m. with music by "DJ" Pastor Mark. Reservations are required. Please call 860-828-6586. $12.50 per person; couples, $25; families of four with children under 18, $35.
Sun Jan 18, 2015
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.
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.
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.