CT Open House Day
SOUTH WINDSOR — The Wood Memorial Library & Museum, 783 Main St.,will be open Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., in celebration of Connecticut Open House Day.
Author and archivist Claire Lobdell will sign copies of her newly released book, "Images of America: South Windsor." The book takes readers on a journey through the past with over 200 archival photographs tracing the history of the town of South Windsor and its colorful inhabitants. The book draws from 4,000-plus archival photographs and over 100 oral histories.
Docents bring the history of the building and its objects to life, gaze into the past with the photography exhibit, "South Windsor in Black and White: A Visual History." Visitors can participate in a family scavenger hunt.
The event is free and open to the public. Call 860-289-1783 or visit www.woodmemoriallibrary.org for more information.
Community Free Of Prejudice
SOUTH WINDSOR — The South Windsor Democratic Town Committee has endorsed a resolution that encourages the town to be a welcoming community to all residents including immigrants and refugees. The resolution, which was approved unanimously ensures "the equal protection, treatment and representation of all persons without discrimination."
The resolution promises that the South Windsor Democratic Party will work to safeguard the civil rights and the dignity of all residents. "This is a reminder that South Windsor, which is already a great place to live, continues to be a community where everyone is welcome," says South Windsor Democratic Town Committee chairman, Tony Duarte.
The entire resolution, South Windsor as a Community Free of Prejudice, Bigotry and Hate is posted on the South Windsor Democratic Town Committee's website at www.swdems.org.
Davening Do's And Don'ts
SOUTH WINDSOR — The Adult Education Committee presents Davening Do's and Don'ts with Cantor Scott Harris at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at Temple Beth Hillel of South Windsor, 20 Baker Lane.
Harris will explain the whys and wherefores of rituals and the choreography of services. This event is free and all are welcome to attend.
For more information, contact the Temple at 860-282-8466 or Admin@tbhsw.org.
Katharine Hepburn Talk
SOUTH WINDSOR — Born and raised in Connecticut, Katharine Hepburn is an American icon who had a career in stage, film and television that reflected the changing role of women in broader society. The story of her life-long ties to Connecticut will be recalled at the June 8 program of the South Windsor Historical Society and Wood Memorial Library, at 783 Main St.
The 7 p.m. presentation will be led by Natalie Belanger, an educator at the Connecticut Historical Society where she develops and teaches a variety of programs. Belanger will review Hepburn's career and how it reflected the changing role of women in broader society.
The program is open to the public; admission is $5 per person or $3 for society or library members. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 60-289-1783, or visit www.southwindsorhistory.org or www.woodmemoriallibrary.org.
SOUTH WINDSOR — The following activities will take place at the Charles N. Enes Community Center, 150 Nevers Road.
To register for any free program, call Human Services at 860-648-6361, ext. 335. Register in the office for any program requiring payment.
Keeping Your Memory Strong at All Ages Workshop: The Center for Healthy Aging will present a 5-part series on Healthy Minds. This series will focus on how to protect, preserve and improve your memory. Attendees are encouraged to attend all sessions. Sessions are on Fridays at 1 p.m. Each of the five sessions will cover the following topics: brain foods and staying hydrated, challenge your mind daily, coping with changes and managing stress, being creative and having fun and being positive and finding a purpose.
Dementia Conversations about Driving: Join a representative from the CT Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association for an informative and important program. Get tips on doctor visits, when it's time to decide to not drive and making legal and financial plans. The event is Friday, June 9, at 10 a.m.
Strawberry Shortcake & Bingo will take place on Monday, June 19. Bingo will begin at 1 p.m. and strawberry shortcake will be served at 2 p.m. The cost for strawberry shortcake with whipped cream is $2. Sign up and pay in the office. Bingo cards are 50 cents per card for all ten games.
Monte Carlo Whist Card Party: A Whist card party hosted by our Community Service Group volunteers will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 22. Please arrive at 5:45 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded and refreshments will be served. Cost is $4 per person. Registration is requested; walk-ins are allowed if space is available. No partner is needed. Register and pay in the office any time.
Water Aerobics: Outdoor water aerobics at Veterans Memorial Park pool with Dee will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., beginning Monday, June 26, through Wednesday, August 2. Cost is $40 for 12 classes or pay by the class at $7 per class.
Aerobics Summer Program: Linda will be in attendance on Fridays beginning July 7 at 8 a.m. Cost is $2 per class; pay that day. No sign-up is needed.
Games with Staff: Staff will be playing a variety of board games on Tuesday, June 27, at 1 p.m. Requests will be taken, call the center with suggestions or simply bring your favorite game.
UFO Evidence: On Monday, June 5, at 10:30 a.m., Attorney Dyke Spear will give an insightful analysis of the UFO phenomenon. For the last 35 years, Spear has interacted, researched and conferenced with the leading UFO researchers in the world. A practicing attorney since 1960, he presents a unique analysis of the UFO enigma. There is no cost to attend.
Hoola Hoop Senior Style will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 8. Hoola hoops will be provided.
Hand Strength will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 15. This program will focus on the importance of hand strength and prevention of wrist and lower arm injuries.
Elder Abuse: On Thursday, June 15, at 11 a.m., join Lindsey Ravalese, Assistant Director of Adult and Senior Services, to hear about elder abuse, things to know to avoid it and ways to help your friends.
Get On the Bus: Have you thought about trading your car for the bus, at least some of the time, but wondered if it would work for you? Learn about the ins and outs of riding the public bus in South Windsor. Members of the South Windsor Mass Transit and Highway Advisory Commission will hold a program on Thursday, June 22, at 10 a.m.
Painting on Canvas: No experience is necessary for the art class. Join artist Christine MacClintic to create an acrylic painting on canvas of a serene "Sunset Pier" landscape. All materials are provided. Class will take place on Fridays, June 16 and 23, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $15 for residents, $25 for non-residents.
Reiki Massages: Certified Reiki practitioner Mary Ann will be holding free Reiki massages. Thirty minute appointments will be available Wednesdays in June from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointment dates are June 7, 14, 21 and 28. Call for an appointment.
Quilter's Group: The South Windsor Senior Center will be starting it's very first quilting group. Join fellow quilters on Monday's at 2:30 p.m. Call to sign up: 860-648-6361, ext. 335.
SOUTH WINDSOR — Book Club Bookstore welcomes author Felix Giordano on Saturday, June 10, from noon to 1 p.m., at 869 Sullivan Ave.
Giordano will talk about his latest book, "The Killing Zone." This is a free event. Signed books will be available for purchase. The store can be reached at 860-432-7411.
Lunch With Rabbi
SOUTH WINDSOR — Lunch With Rabbit, a monthly study for adult learners with Rabbi Jeffrey Glickman meets the last Thursday of every month at Temple Beth Hillel at noon. No reservation is required.
A soup lunch is provided. For more information, contact the Temple at 860-282-8466 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Temple Beth Hillel is located at 20 Baker Lane.
SOUTH WINDSOR — Wood Memorial Library and Museum's 20th annual Golf Scramble will take place at Topstone Golf Club, 516 Griffin Road, # A, on Thursday, June 15. Registration opens at 9 a.m. and a shotgun start begins at 10 a.m.
Cost is $140 per player or $540 per foursome. The cost includes greens fees, cart, lunch and dinner. Complimentary cigars and soft drinks are offered on the course.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Raffle tickets will be sold. Awards will be given for long drive for men and women and awards for first and second place tournament winners for men and women and mixed. New this year is an air cannon golf shooter contest.
All proceeds will benefit Wood Memorial Library & Museum. To register, call or leave a message at 860-289-1783 or visit www.woodmemoriallibrary.org to register online using a credit card. For additional information, call 860 539-4957.
Fresh Vegetables For SNAP Participants
SOUTH WINDSOR — This summer, at the South Windsor Farmers Market, SoWin/EatsHealthy will be offering discounted boxes of fresh vegetables from local farmers. Produce box pick-up will be at the South Windsor Farmers Market, 80 Hayes Road, every Saturday from July 8 to September 9.
Participants must be willing to participate in short interviews at the beginning and end of the 10 weeks and must also be SNAP eligible. The cost of membership in the CSA/SNAP program will be $10 and members will receive $20 worth of produce. An orientation meeting will be held at the Community Center at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 24, where you can try a sampling of fun and healthy foods and learn more about this project.
SoWin/EatsHealthy is a joint trial project with the South Windsor FOOD Alliance and UCONN Extension. For more information or to register, contact Jen White at Jennifer.email@example.com.
FISH Seeking Volunteers
SOUTH WINDSOR — South Windsor FISH (Friends In Service Here) is seeking additional volunteers for their transportation and telephone rosters. Volunteers serve only one weekday a month, either providing transportation to doctor's appointments or recording appointment requests.
Call Phyllis Oswald at 860-644-2910 for more information.
Nutmeg Senior Rides
AREA — Nutmeg Senior Rides provides door through door transportation for seniors and the visually impaired in North Central Connecticut, and now has the online capability for volunteers to pick the rides that fit their schedule.
Volunteer drivers help riders shop and pick out their items, go to doctor appointments, bingo, lunch with friends and more. Mileage for drivers is reimbursed at 40-cents per mile.
Volunteer drivers are needed for expanded service in Bloomfield, East Granby, East Windsor, Enfield, Granby, Somers, South Windsor, Suffield, Windsor, and Windsor Locks.
Applications to become a driver are available at www.NutmegSeniorRides.org or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information, call Executive Director Margaret Smith Hale at 860-758-7833.
Blue Star Family Members Sought
SOUTH WINDSOR — South Windsor American Legion Post 133 wishes to recognize family members residing within the town who have relatives currently serving as a member of the Armed Forces of the United States.
Family members, defined as spouse, parent, sibling, or other close relative, are eligible to receive recognition as a Blue Star Family member. Post 133 would like to present a Blue Star pin to any South Windsor family member in honor of a currently serving relative. Anyone who believes he or she qualifies is asked to contact Art Sladyk at 860-648-1711 or email@example.com.
Friday Night Services
SOUTH WINDSOR — Temple Beth Hillel of South Windsor, 20 Baker Lane, is inviting the community to join them for Friday night services. Temple Beth Hillel is a reform Synagogue that has a social driven community.
Services led by Rabbi Jeffrey Glickman start Friday evenings at 7 p.m., with music by Cantor Scott Harris. Stay afterward and talk to friends and make new ones. All are welcome. For more information, contact the office at 860-282-8466, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit TBHSW.org.
Meals On Wheels Volunteers Needed
SOUTH WINDSOR — Meals On Wheels is seeking volunteers to deliver to homes in South Windsor. Commitment can be as little as once a month. Training available. Call South Windsor Human Services at 860-648-6361 for details.
St. James School Accepting Applications
MANCHESTER — St. James School in Manchester is currently accepting new student applications for its pre-K, elementary school and middle school 2017-18 school year.
St. James School accepts students of all religious faiths and from all towns in the surrounding area. Tuition assistance is available to qualifying families.
Operation Fuel Taking 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 www.operationfuel.org. Donations also can be sent to Operation Fuel, 75 Charter Oak Ave., Suite 2-240, Hartford, CT 06106.