Community News For The Glastonbury Edition

St. Luke's Christmas Festival

GLASTONBURY — The annual Christmas Festival of St. Luke's Church, 915 Main St., will be held Sat. Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., continuing a tradition that dates back more than 50 years. The highlight of the festival is always the amazing assortment of holiday greens lovingly arranged by dedicated and talented parishioners. Baked goods packaged for tasty gift giving, a Unique Boutique with gently used houseware items, Retro Jewelry, a Christmas Emporium with ornaments and decorations, hand made crafts, and a silent auction where you can bid on wonderful gifts to please yourself or those on your shopping list add to this exciting Christmas Festival. You can join us in the café for tea or coffee with a pastry in the morning or have a homemade lunch in the afternoon. For more information visit saintlukesglastonbury@gmail.com or call 860-633-7175.

Ribbon Cutting

GLASTONBURY — A ribbon cutting to celebrating the opening of Salmon Brook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center new Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy Wing at 72 Salmon Brook Drive was held recently. Salmon Brook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center provides extended-stay nursing care to seniors with varying levels of disabilities in Glastonbury.

Irish American Club Holiday Fair

GLASTONBURY — Irish American Club Annual Holiday Fair will be held Sunday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 132 Commerce St. Crafters, vendors, fresh & artificial wreaths, swags, cemetary boxes, Irish turf, Irish food products and much more. Breakfast served 8:30-11:00 a.m., and lunch from noon to 3 p.m.

Holiday Reception

GLASTONBURY — The Historical Society of Glastonbury cordially invites residents of the town of Glastonbury and surrounding towns to its annual holiday reception to be held Sunday, Dec. 4, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Museum on the Green. Light refreshments will be served and the museum will be decorated for the season. All the decor throughout the museum is for sale and has been donated by members and friends of the Society. Those who attend the reception will get first pick of sale items.

The holiday reception initiates a week-long fundraiser to benefit the Society's education programs. The holiday sale will continue throughout the week of December 5 - 10, during museum hours. Decor for sale include new and vintage ornaments including Christopher Radko European hand blown ornaments and other collectible pieces, prints, wreaths, table top and centerpiece decor, sleighs, elves, snowmen, Santas and many other festive decorations for other holidays throughout the year. You're sure to find something you like at a very reasonable price. Call 860-633-6890 or visit www.hsgct.org for more information.

Holiday House Tour

GLASTONBURY — A holiday house tour directly in the heart of the Glastonbury Main Street Historic District will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 2 to 6 p.m. One of the most magical times of the year these homes stand out is during the holiday season when the street is glistening with the colors and lights of the season. There will be ten stops on the tour route that will be open for viewing, some of which have never been seen by the public before this tour. You don't want to miss this extra special holiday house tour directly in the heart of the Glastonbury Main Street Historic District. This is one of the best and unique ways to take in the history and beauty the area has to offer. All attendees will receive a keepsake house tour booklet with map, house descriptions, and pictures that also serves as a ticket for the event.

Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 day of the house tour. Tickets may be purchased on our website at www.hsgct.org, at the Museum on the Green, Katz Hardware, Emmy Lou's Ltd., and Gardiner's Market during normal operating hours. For more information call 860-633-6890.

Card Making

GLASTONBURY — Come and enjoy a night of card making at the Riverfront Community Center, 300 Welles St., on Thursdays, Dec. 1 and 8, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Arts and Craft Room. Call 860-652-7638 for details.

Riverfront Community Center

GLASTONBURY — Riverfront Community Center, 300 Welles St., is holding the following programs:

Men's Billiards: Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. New members welcome.

Wadsworth Atheneum - Festival of Trees: Wednesday, Dec. 7, leaving at 10 a.m.

Candy Canes & Mistletoe with Ashly Cruz: Tuesday, Dec. 13.

Classic Canasta: Tuesdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Call 860-652-7638 for details.

Local Student Graduates

SPRINGFIELD, MA — Vergil Decker, of Glastonbury, has graduated with a masters degree from Western New England University.

Bacon Academy Book Fair

GLASTONBURY — The Bacon Academy Library Media Center will be hosting a book fair at the Glastonbury Barnes and Noble, 175 Glastonbury Blvd., on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 9 to 9 p.m. The fundraiser will showcase the talent of staff and students with performances and activities throughout the day. Come and shop and enjoy the entertainment. The high school library will earn a percentage of the sales all day as long as customers present the flyer or mention Bacon Academy at the register. Can't attend the book fair? Visit bn.com/bookfairs to support us online from Dec. 4 to 9 by entering Bookfair ID# 12022711 at checkout.

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