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Enfield Library Events

ENFIELD — The Enfield Public Library, 104 Middle Road, is hosting the following events. Visit www.enfieldpubliclibrary.org or call 860-763-7518 or 860-763-7512 for more details.

Registration for storytimes begin Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 9 a.m. in the children's room and continues through the rest of the week.

Time for Twos will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays or 10:30 am on Thursdays. A caregiver must accompany each child. Terrific Threes will meet on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Fantastic Fours and Fives will meet on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. Marvelous Threes & Fours will meet on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Sign-up will be for one session only and for only one storytime per week.

The Garden Club of Enfield is ready to judge your sunflower. Drop off your sunflower beginning Thursday, Sept. 6, at the library. Judging will take place the morning of Saturday, Sept. 8.

Enfield Artist Exhibits In National Show

FARMINGTON — The 89th CT Women Artists National Open Juried Show has selected a collograph print by Enfield Artist Barbara Scavotto-Earley for exhibition. The juror was Dr. Nancy Stuart, dean of The Hartford Art School.

The exhibition is at the Barnes-Franklin Gallery at Tunxis Community College, 271 Scott Swamp Road, and runs from Sept. 1 through Sept. 28. An opening reception will be held on Sept. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. and the public is cordially invited. For further information, call 860-773-1300.

Enfield Senior Center Programs

ENFIELD — The Enfield Senior Center, 299 Elm St., is offering the following events. Call 860-763-7425 for more information. Card class dates in September are Friday, Sept. 14, and 28. The center will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 1, and Monday, Sept. 3.

A stroke support group takes place the second Tuesday of the month, facilitated by Bay Path College. Contact Nancy Clark at nanclark@baypath.edu or Andrea Cordis at acordis@baypath.edu or call 413-565-1025 with questions. Call 860-763-7425 to register.

The Enfield Senior Center hosts TED Talks from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month.

Tickets are still available for the Corvettes Doo Wop Revue. Date: Friday, Sept. 14, 6 p.m. Cost: $10 per person and coffee and dessert served at the break. Doors open at 4 p.m.

The 15th annual firefighter picnic will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at noon, in the Enfield Rotary Park at the Senior Center. Bring along a folding chair and enjoy hamburgers and hotdogs made by Enfield firefighters. Rock Solid Alibi will provide music. Free tickets are available at the Senior Center. Rain date: Thursday, Sept. 13.

The holiday craft fair, bake sale and pancake breakfast will be held on Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The breakfast is sponsored by the Lions Club.

Walk to End Alzheimer's

ENFIELD — The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's will be held Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Enfield Main Green and gazebo. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the walk ceremonies starting at 10 a.m. There will be children's areas, paws for a cause, food trucks and chance drawings. Raffle tickets and food will be for sale.

Seeking 250th Anniversary Volunteers

EAST WINDSOR — The East Windsor 250th Anniversary Committee is seeking volunteers for the Heritage Day parade and picnic on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Shifts are available in two-hour increments or more. Email ew250@eastwindsorct.com for more information.

Heritage Day, the finale event to celebrate East Windsor's 250th Anniversary year of 2018, consists of the Shriners, floats, horse groups, clowns, marching groups, classic cars and more. The parade will begin at 2:50 p.m. at East Windsor Park. It will proceed down Main St., Broad Brook, to the picnic grounds at the corner of Main St./Route 140 with food trucks, bingo, face painting, demonstrations, horseshoe tournament, inflatables, vendors, lawn games, live music and more. The festivities will end with fireworks at 8:30 p.m.

Parking will be at the town hall and Broad Brook School area with free shuttle service. Shuttle bus will run continuous route from BB Elementary School, EW Park at the front and Highland Ave gates) to the EW Middle School near the fairgrounds, provided by Smyth Bus Co.

To participate in the parade, visit www.ew250.com and fill out an entry form. Prizes will be awarded by each of the five villages: Broad Brook, Melrose, Scantic, Warehouse Point, Windsorville, with a special Grand Marshal Award.

JFK School Public Hearing

ENFIELD — A public hearing on the reconstruction and renovation of the John F. Kennedy Middle School will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Enfield Town Hall, 820 Enfield St. The hearing allows interested citizens an opportunity to express their opinions regarding the proposed reconstruction.

Fall Craft Fair

EAST WINDSOR — The First Congregational Church of East Windsor is hosting a fall craft and vendor fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at 124 Scantic Road. More than 20 vendors will be in attendance and J & M Knockout Dogs food truck will be on site. A few vendor slots are open. Email phreitzfccew@gmail.com for more information or an application.

Car Show

ENFIELD — The K of C Council #14600's 7th annual car show at St. Martha Church, 214 Brainard Road, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Cost is $10 per vehicle and proceeds will benefit St. Martha School. Trophies and door prizes will be awarded. For more information, contact Mike Dumont at 860-741-2363 or John Plonski at 860-916-1683.

NYC Bus Trip

ENFIELD — The Dow Jones Retiree's Group has scheduled a trip to New York City on Saturday, Nov. 10. Pick-up and drop-off is at McDonalds on Burnett Road in Chicopee, Mass., and the Elm Street commuter lot in Enfield. Cost is $50 per person, including driver gratuity. All are welcome. For more information, email a_garcia@cox.net or call Carol at 860-978-1313.

Library Collecting Used Books

SOMERS — The Friends of the Somers Library are preparing for the bi-annual used book sale in September and are currently collecting gently used books in fiction, non-fiction, children's, young adult, as well as CDs, DVDs, puzzles and audio books. Donations can be brought to the Somers Public Library at 2 Vision Blvd. during normal library hours.

Seeking Summer Volunteers

ENFIELD — Enfield Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen, 28 Prospect St., is in need of volunteers Monday through Friday. The soup kitchen also need volunteers for food pick up on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the morning. Operation times are 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Call Priscilla at 860-741-0226 with questions.

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