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Breakfast and Book Sale

EAST HARTFORD — Hillstown Grange is hosting a pancake breakfast and book sale from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at 617 Hills St. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea and juice. Cost to attend is $5 per person. Children younger than 14 years of age may attend for $3. The special is strawberries and whipped cream pancakes.

Grandma's Attic is temporarily closed while she is on vacation but an expanded Jon's book sale will be open during breakfast.

Those seeking additional information may contact Frank at 860-690-2945 or email hillstowngrange@aol.com.

Meditation For Beginners

EAST HARTFORD — Meditation for Beginners will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Odiyana Kadampa Buddhist Center, 36 Main St. Resident Teacher Kadam Eve Arias will preside over the class.

Organizers ask that guests dress comfortably. Cushions and chairs are available. The class will include guided meditations, advice and time for Q&A. No experience is necessary. Cost to attend is $15 per person. No one is turned away due to lack of funds.

For more information, contact: info@odiyana.org, 860-266-6041 or visit http://meditationinconnecticut.org.

Corned Beef Dinner

GLASTONBURY — The East Hartford St. Patrick's Day Parade's annual corned beef dinner will take place at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at Irish American Home Society, 132 Commerce St. Town Marshal Patricia "Pat" O'Connell and Town Honoree Lionel Lessard will be honored at the event.

Cost to attend is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For ticket information, contact Sana at 860-558-6261 or Theresa at 860-568-7685.

Dean's List

MILTON , MA — East Hartford students Briana Dawkins and Kevi Oatway were named to Curry College's fall 2016 Dean's List.

KINGSTON, RI — East Hartford student and marine biology major Nicholas A. Castro was named to The University of Rhode Island's fall 2016 dean's list.

New To You Thrift Shop

EAST HARTFORD — New to You Thrift Shop, 70 Canterbury St., is a partnership between the East Hartford Senior Services Division and the Friends of the East Hartford Senior Centers, with proceeds directly benefiting East Hartford senior adults through the senior center. Call 860-569-5659 for details.

CoDA Meets Tuesdays

EAST HARTFORD — Co-Dependents Anonymous, CoDA, is a 12-step fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is recovery from co-dependence and the development and maintenance of healthy relationships. The local CoDA meetings are on Tuesdays, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 1120 Silver Lane. Call Dan at 860-836-6566 for details.

Mental Illness Support Groups

EAST HARTFORD — The Manchester affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will hold a support group on the first Thursday of the month at the Crossroads Community Cathedral, 1492 Silver Lane, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This group is for family members and friends of the mentally ill only. Call Sandra at 860-461-6695 or Karen at 860-649-5659.

Beginner Fly-Tying Classes

EAST HARTFORD — Connecticut Fly Fisherman's Association Beginner Fly-Tying Classes will be held Thursdays Jan. 5 through Feb. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Cabela's, 475 East Hartford Blvd. Fees include all materials and one on one instruction. a free one year CFFA membership will be included for all non-members with paid class. Adults accompanying paid youth may take class at no cost. Adults - $50 Non-Members: $40 CFFA Members: Youths 16 and Under - $30. Class size limited to 20 persons. Contact Peter at flyon054@outlook.com or 860-620-2317, or Richard at fishing_retired@att.net

Jazz & Wine

SOUTH WINDSOR — Quintessential, a student-organized and directed jazz combo of five from the Hebron RHAM High School, for Friday Night at The Wood: Jazz & Wine, taking place from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at Wood Memorial Library, 783 Main St. The snowdate is Saturday, Jan. 28.

Quintessential gives their own flair to the jazz classics of Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins and other greats. The talented band members from local towns include Garrett Masotti on piano, Olivia Knightly on bass, Jacob Ouellette on drums, Aaron Ouellette on trumpet, and Paul Tamburro on trombone.

Cassidy Hill Vineyard, a local Coventry winery, will provide a sampling of their well-rated wines for tasting. Light refreshments will be served.This event is for adults only. Pre-registration is required. The fee for this event is $15 per person or $25 per couple, payable in advance to Wood. Payment can be made by cash, check, Visa or MC.

To register, call 860-289-1783 or visit the library on Mondays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Energy Assistance Applications

HARTFORD — Operation Fuel's statewide winter energy assistance program has begun taking applications. Families and individuals who are struggling financially and need energy assistance should call 211 to find their closest fuel bank. For more information on Operation Fuel or to make a donation, go to operationfuel.org. Donations also can be sent to Operation Fuel, 75 Charter Oak Ave., Suite 2-240, Hartford, CT 06106.

Softball Umpires Sought

STATEWIDE — The North Central Connecticut Board of Softball Umpires is seeking new members for the 2017 season. Our board provides services to schools, youth and adult recreational leagues in the greater Hartford area. No experience necessary, training is provided and classes begin in mid-January. For more information or to join, contact Al at prez798@aol.com or call/text 860-205-1688.

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