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September Art Exhibit

EAST WINDSOR — The artwork of East Windsor resident Sandra M. Aristizabal will be on display in the community room of the Warehouse Point Library, 107 Main St., during September. The exhibit features colors that reminds the artist of her homeland, Colombia. For more information, call the library at 860-623-5482.

Outrun Addiction 5K

ENFIELD — On Saturday, Oct. 6, the first ever Outrun Addiction 5K will take place beginning at Enfield Street School, 1318 Enfield St.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the walk/run starting at 9 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the Community Addiction Awareness Project and the Alex Fisher Foundation. Visit http://firstmile-fitness.com/outrun-addiction-5k to pre-register online. Email OA5K@outrunaddiction.com for additional information.

Ice Cream Social

BROAD BROOK — Sunday School at Broad Brook Congregational Church, 122 Main St., will begin this year on Rally Sunday, Sept. 16, during the 10 a.m. morning worship service. An ice cream social for all ages will follow the worship service.

The curriculum this year, Shine, Living in God's Light, is a Bible-based curriculum that teaches children about God's love through imagination, interactive biblical storytelling, spiritual practices, and service to the community. It takes children through important themes and characters in the Bible in a three-year cycle. Children ages three through eighth grade are invited to join each Sunday from 10 to 11 a.m. through June 2019. Contact Linda York at 860-623-4287 or lyork76769@sbcglobal.net with questions. Visit broadbrookcongregationalchurch.org for more information and registration forms.

Somers Library Events

SOMERS — Somers Public Library, 2 Vision Blvd., is hosting the following events. Call 860-763-3501 for more information or to register.

Fall Storytime Session: Registration for the fall storytime session is ongoing. Storytime sessions will run Sept. 17 through Nov. 2. Registration is required for all storytimes. Children 12 to 24 months will meet on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Children 24 to 36 months will meet on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Children 3-5 years will meet on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.

Playgroup: Fridays, Sept. 28, through Oct. 26, 10:30 a.m. to noon. A drop-in program for you and your child that offers free play, social interaction and time to explore library materials. Ages 6 months to four years.

Read to a Dog: Saturday, Oct. 6 and Oct. 27, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Practice your reading skills by reading to a dog in a relaxed, dog-friendly atmosphere. All dogs have been trained, tested and certified by Healers with Halos. Participants may bring a book or select one at the library. The time slots are for 15 minutes at 10:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

Pajama Storytime: Monday, Oct. 15, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. For ages 2-5 with parents. Read stories, sing songs and make a craft. Wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed friend.

Lego® Club: Saturday, Oct. 20, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. For grades 1-5. After hearing a Halloween story, children will have time to construct a Lego ® project related to the theme of the book. Registration is required.

Halloween Crafternoon: Friday, Oct. 26, 2 to 3 p.m. For grades K & up. Registration is required.

Piedmont Art Show

SOMERS — The Somers Cultural Commission is hosting the annual regional juried art show from Sept. 16 to the 30th at Piedmont Hall, 604 Main St. Visit www.somersct.gov for more information.

Combat Feathers Holiday Fair

SOMERS — Combat Feathers, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency financial relief to local veterans, will be holding its' fourth annual craft and vendor holiday fair on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Joanna's Banquet Hall, 145 Main St.

The holiday fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with set-up at 7 a.m. for vendors. Vendor spaces are $30 each. Contact Linda Perry at 860-593-5331 or lperry@combatfeathers.org for more information and to request an application.

Holy Trinity Events

ENFIELD — Holy Trinity Church, 383 Hazard Ave., is offering Bible study and a healing service. Call 860-749-3912 for more information.

Monthly Bible Study: Monday, Sept. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. The title for this month is "Revenge is a dish best served…" The group will be studying Mark 6:14-29. A potluck supper will take place at 6 p.m. The Bible Study will start at 6:45 p.m. Prior Bible experience is not necessary. This event is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend.

Healing Service: Sunday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 p.m. Are you feeling hopeless? Perhaps adrift on the sea of life with no hope on your horizon? The church's healing service will share a special message, "Rolling the Dice on My Last Hope." The service is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend.

Tag Sale

ENFIELD — The Woman's Club of Enfield is sponsoring the original junk in the trunk tag sale on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Enfield St. School, 1318 Enfield St.

Anyone is invited to rent a parking space for $20 each, payable in advance to the club. Crafters and vendors are welcome and proceeds will benefit the club and its scholarship funds. For further information or to reserve a space, contact Jan at 860-745-6290. Spaces are limited.

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.

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 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.

The Stanford Diabetes Self-Management Program, presented by Johnson Memorial Hospital, is a six-week group program for people with type 2 diabetes. Developed by Stanford University, this program can help you deal with the symptoms of diabetes— including tiredness, pain, and emotional issues—by helping you learn how to eat and sleep better, manage your day-to-day activities more effectively, and more. This interactive workshop meets for 2.5 hours per week for six weeks on Wednesdays from Sept 19 through Oct. 24, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. This is a free program. Call 860 -763-7425 to register. This program must have 10 registered.

Occupational Therapy Exercises: Tuesdays through Sept. 25, 9 to 10 a.m. Join Bay Path University Occupational Therapy Instructor Nancy Clark and her students in this weekly program. September's program will be focused on keeping our minds and bodies strong and balanced. No equipment is needed, all are welcome, and exercises can be modified to meet individual needs. This is a free program.

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. Library programs are free.

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.

Family Bingo Night: Friday, Sept. 14, at 6:30 p.m. Free drop-in program. Prizes awarded. Front lobby doors open at 6 p.m.

Jazz Group Performs

ENFIELD-MANCHESTER — SFere will be performing on Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Enfield Shop Rite, 40 Hazard Ave., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sfere will also perform on Friday, Sept. 28, at the Kobe Asian Bistro, 1155 Tolland Turnpike, Manchester, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Heritage Day Celebration

EAST WINDSOR — The East Windsor 250th Anniversary Committee is looking for vendors and crafters to participate in the Heritage Day Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 22. There is room for 20 vendors. Visit www.ew250.com for information and a registration form.

Golf Tournament

SOUTH WINDSOR — Registration is still open for the East Windsor Lions Club/East Windsor Lions Charities inaugural Don Bartlett Memorial Golf Tournament, taking place on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Willowbrook Golf Course, 124 Brookfield St.

Bartlett had been a member of the East Windsor Lions for 50 years prior to his passing in March 2017. The owner of Brookside Package Store, Don, a life-long East Windsor resident, was well known throughout the area. His participation in numerous state and local charitable activities led to his receiving several awards for his very active voluntarism.

Individuals can register for $85 and will receive 18 holes of golf with an electric cart. At the end of the round, a barbeque lunch will take place in the Willowbrook Clubhouse Restaurant. Visit https://www.eastwindsorlions.org/our-fundraisers for more information.

Mum Sale

ENFIELD — The Woman's Club of Enfield Evening Committee will be selling mums as their fundraiser for 2018. They can be purchased in many fall colors and are in nine inch pots. The price is $7 each or six for $36. The date is Sept. 15 at Enfield St. School, 1318 Enfield St., between noon and 3 p.m. For more information, contact: Sharon DAmbrosio at 860-763-5660.

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.

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.

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