Thomas Jefferson To Appointment WDS
WETHERSFIELD — Thomas Jefferson reenactor Bill Barker will arise at Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, 211 Main St., on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m. Appointment www.webb-deane-stevens.org or alarm 860-529-0612 for added information.
Barker will don his nattiest 19th-century accoutrements and accompany the nation’s third admiral to activity in the Webb Barn. The chargeless event, “A Conversation with Mr. Jefferson,” will be preceded by a wine reception, by donation, at 6 p.m.
Mr. Jefferson will attainable with comments about the founding attempt of the nation and action his reflections on the history of his drafting of the Declaration of American Independence, followed by Q & A session.
Barker has spent 38 years fine-tuning his role, accepting taken on the persona in 1980 at Independence Hall. His ability combines theatre with actual scholarship, and a adroitness for apropos Jefferson’s activity and times to the present.
With the aforementioned height, weight and accepted actualization as Jefferson, Barker has stood as a archetypal for two statues of Jefferson, one for the Jefferson Library at West Point and the added in the visitors’ access anteroom of the Virginia State Capitol, in Richmond. He additionally portrays the Jefferson angel in the visitors’ centermost videos at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C., Monticello, and the Virginia State Capitol.
He has performed as Jefferson at Colonial Williamsburg aback 1993 and additionally performed at Monticello, Poplar Forest, The White House, the Palace of Versailles, the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence and the Museé de Legion L’honour in Paris, and added locations throughout France, Great Britain and Italy.
Drug Acquaintance Program
ROCKY HILL — A biologic acquaintance affairs presented by the Wethersfield/Rocky Hill Elks Lodge #2308 and the Rocky Hill Human Services Department will booty abode from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at Rocky Hill Association Center, 761 Old Main St. The affairs will be led by a console of experts on biologic addiction and recovery.
NEWINGTON — Grace Episcopal Church, 124 Maple Hill Ave., will host a account concert for the American Parkinson Ache Association on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 3 p.m. in the abbey sanctuary.
The concert will affection apple acclaimed pianist Luiz de Maura Castro, Professor at the Hartt Academy of Music, and his wife, a concert pianist in her own right, Bridget de Maura Castro, Music Director at Our Lady of Sorrows Abbey in Hartford . They will be aing by Mei-Tsen Chen, Organist and Choir Director at Grace Episcopal Abbey who will accomplish a affiliation on piano with Mr. Castro and comedy “Prelude” by C. Frank on the agency with Mrs. Castro.
Tickets may be purchased at the door. Prices are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and acceptance and $12 for a ancestors of three or more. Proceeds will go to the ADPA. Light refreshments will be served. The altar is bedridden accessible.
Calling All Munchkins And Aerial Monkeys
NEWINGTON — The Newington Children’s Theatre Company, 743 North Mountain Road, opened acceptance for the in-performance chic with The Wizard of Oz Jr., alpha in October. Accouchement ages 5 to 8 will accept the befalling to apprentice and strengthen their agreeable theatre skills, while acceptable added adequate with actuality on stage. Throughout the four-week class, accouchement will apprentice blocking, music and choreography in alertness to become munchkins and aerial monkey’s in NCTC’s aboriginal agreeable of the 2018-19 season, The Wizard of Oz.
Class sessions are either Thursdays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., or Saturdays, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., or 10 to 11 a.m. In accession to the four classes, the adolescent accouchement are asked to accompany the earlier casting for two rehearsals, dates to-be-determined, from 6 to 7 p.m.
Parents baddest two performances for their adolescent to participate. Performances are Nov. 30 through Dec. 9. Classes booty abode at NCTC, 743 North Mountain Road. Performances booty abode at John Wallace Middle School, 71 Halleran Drive. Every casting affiliate receives a chargeless appearance T-shirt. The fee is $150. No acquaintance is necessary. Amplitude is limited. Registration is required. Appointment www.NCTCArts.org for added information.
NEWINGTON — The Newington Hunger Action Team’s fundraiser, a wine and beer tasting and raffle, will booty abode from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct.12, at Holy Spirit Church’s Ancestor O’Conner Center, 183 Abbey St.
Tickets in beforehand are $15 or $20 at the door. For added info, email [email protected] or alarm 860-665-0574.
Letter: Rocky Hill Referendum
To the Editor: Rocky Hill is proposing and activity to referendum, on the Nov. 6 ballot, for a abundant bare accession and beforehand of the now absolute community/senior center. I am acquainted of the cutting charge for added amplitude for activities and programming for the absolute community. For example, programs that are geared to the arts, cultural, educational, wellness and fettle and intergenerational.
What we accept now does not accommodated the needs of the rapidly growing ancestors to follow. A new centermost has been in altercation for at atomic 15 years. Our achievement was for a chargeless continuing architecture in accession location, but that is credible that this will never appear to pass. So abounding of us are accommodating to accommodation and abutment this abundant bare project.
The new accession will accomplish it attainable to action abounding added activities, both day and black for anybody in the community. The centermost will be alleged as it is now The Rocky Hill Community/Senior Center. Let me accomplish this altogether clear. The seniors are not actuality larboard behind. It is for their account as able-bodied as the blow of the community. We appetite a association that interacts with all generations. So amuse vote “yes” on Nov. 6.
Linda Cerati, Rocky Hill
Letter: Reluctant Hero
To the Editor: Kudos to Tolland Middle Academy apprentice Will Restall. While arena video amateur on his phone, he heard a babble and knew article was amiss aback he saw his bus disciplinarian angled on the floor. Without hesitating, he bound got on the two-way radio and alleged for help.
Thank advantage anniversary bus is able with a two-way radio and that Will had bus assurance training. Yes, Will is a hero and should be called Apprentice of the Year at his school, not aloof Apprentice of the Month! Way to go Will!
Linda Wallach, Rocky Hill
Volunteer of the Year Brunch
ROCKY HILL — The Senior Center’s beforehand of the year brunch will booty abode on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 699 Old Main St. Doors attainable at 10:30 a.m. and the commemoration will activate at 11 a.m. Brunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. To register, alarm Denise at 860-258-2786.
Academy For The Arts Events
WETHERSFIELD — Wethersfield Academy for the Arts, 431 Hartford Ave., is alms the following. For details, appointment www.wethersfieldarts.org, e-mail [email protected] or alarm 860-436-9857.
Art lectures accommodate ‘The Fine Art of Making Murals’ on Oct. 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
Artists are additionally arrive to participate in the Small Pieces Art Appearance to be captivated Nov. 24 through Dec. 22. A best of three works of art can be submitted, no beyond than 15″ x 15″. The access anatomy borderline is Oct. 31.
Witches & Tombstones Tours
WETHERSFIELD — Bone-chilling, yet historically accurate, Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum’s Witches and Tombstones Tours will be captivated Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27 and 28. Amount is $18 per person. These 90-minute, timed tours leave every 45 account starting at 10 a.m
Visit https://webb-deane-stevens.org/witches-and-tombstones-tours-2 to acquirement beforehand tickets. The tours accommodate walking on asperous arena and the use of stairs and are not adapted for accouchement beneath 12.
An up-close and awful assay of all things funereal, Witches and Tombstones Tours activate in the museum’s Stevens House. Visitors footfall aback in time and into the parlor set up for the deathwatch of little Henry Stevens, who asleep in 1828 at the age of three. A adviser will detail 19th-century aching practices, how illnesses were advised in the Stevens House, and how the active dealt with fears of actuality active alive.
The additional stop on the bout is the Wethersfield Ancient Burying Ground. Visitors will appearance Henry Stevens’s tiny headstone and those of his ancestor and mother, nearby. Among added abominable particulars, visitors will appearance the grave of those who met their end during Connecticut’s aboriginal accumulation annihilation and see how gravestones acquaint the active of their own approaching peril.
The third stop is the about 1714 Buttolph-Williams House, for tales from the belled Wethersfield Witch Trials, which preceded the Salem Witch Trials by 30 years. The acknowledgment of abracadabra by Wethersfield citizen Mary Johnson in 1648 was the aboriginal of 43 Connecticut cases, with 11 of them catastrophe in execution. Katherine Harrison almost able the asphyxiate acknowledgment to a technicality. Instead, she was abandoned and financially ruined.
WETHERSFIELD — Memorabilia adulatory 235 years of libraries in Wethersfield will be on affectation at the Wethersfield Library during the months of October and November. It will accommodate photographs, correspondence, associates cards, ledgers, and catalogues. This affectation is co-hosted by the Wethersfield Actual Society.
The library is amid at 515 Silas Deane Highway. For advice and admonition to the Library, appointment www.wethersfieldlibrary.org or alarm 860-257-2811.
Teen Matinee: Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Movie: “A Quiet Place,” directed by John Krasinski. Chargeless and attainable to adolescence in grades 7 to 12. Registration is adapted and bound to 20 participants. Candy and beverages will be provided. Adolescence may annals in actuality at the Wethersfield Library or by calling the Advice Desk at 860-257-2811.
Saturday Cinema: Oct. 13 for a 1:30 p.m. assuming of M. Night Shyamalan ‘s 2017 blur “Split,” starring James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy. Saturday Cinema is chargeless and attainable to the public. Registration is not required.
Hartford Basketball Players: Accompany authors Michael Copeland and Howard Greenblatt on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 6:30 p.m. as they abstinent a console altercation featuring several basketball greats profiled in their book, “Oh What a Move! Profiles of Hartford Basketball Players 1954-1984.” Registration is adapted and amplitude is limited. Wethersfield association alone may annals through Oct. 10. Non-residents may annals afterwards that date.
Teen Monster Cupcakes: Thursday, Oct. 18, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. for a cupcake decorating workshop. Jan Holland, a able block decorator, will appearance guests how to actualize monster cupcakes. All abstracts will be supplied. This affairs is chargeless and attainable to adolescence in grades 7 to 12. Registration is adapted and is bound to 20 participants. Adolescence may annals in actuality at the Wethersfield Library, or by calling the Advice Desk at 860-257-2811.
Guitarist Peter Biedermann: On Saturday, Oct. 20, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., the Wethersfield Library will host guitarist Peter Biedermann. Biedermann is a abandoned active guitarist based in Blooming Valley, Ariz., who has been basic and assuming for over 40 years. CDs will be for auction afterwards the performance. Registration is adapted and amplitude is limited.
Genealogy 101: Diane LeMay of Connecticut Association of Genealogists will present ‘Genealogy 101’ at the Wethersfield Library on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This address is geared against those aloof alpha or cerebration about starting their affiliated research. A abrupt altercation on what your DNA can acquaint you about your ancestors timberline will be included.
Diane LeMay is currently the abettor broker of Connecticut Association of Genealogists. She afresh retired afterwards 36 years as a aerial academy library media specialist. Registration is required. Amplitude is limited. Wethersfield association alone may annals through Oct. 22. Non-residents may annals afterwards that date.
Teen Halloween Party: Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Eat chilling snacks, adorn mini pumpkins and accomplish attic application clay cups. Costumes welcome. This affairs is chargeless and attainable to adolescence in grades 7 to 12. Registration is adapted and bound to 20 participants. Adolescence may annals in actuality at the Wethersfield Library or by calling the Advice Desk at 860-257-2811.
Foraging And Foodways: Built-in American Aliment Culture
WETHERSFIELD — The Wethersfield Actual Association was awarded a $1,900 admission by Connecticut Humanities to accompany greater Hartford Built-in American foodways to life. On Saturday, Oct. 13, the association will present ‘Foraging and Foodways: Built-in American Aliment Culture and History,’ as a assiduity of the 2017 affairs ‘Here We Stand: Built-in History and Culture from Pyquag to Wethersfield.’
This two allotment affair will be presented by Chef Sherry Pocknett, a affiliate of the Mashpee Wampanoag Nation and arresting Built-in American aliment historian, alongside Gary Carter Jr., a affiliate of the Mashantucket Pequot Nation who is an able in acceptable foraging techniques.
From 2 to 3:30 p.m., in the aboriginal affair of this program, Carter will booty assemblage on a foraging airing through Wethersfield’s Great Meadows in adjustment to analyze the affiliation amid built-in aliment practices and the bounded environment. Wethersfield’s Great Meadows Conservation Trust has an advancing affiliation with the Wethersfield Actual Society.
The additional affair will be conducted by Chef Pocknett at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Centermost at 200 Main St. from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Pocknett will conduct a affable affirmation and altercate built-in foodways, seasonality, and the cultural accent of assorted flora and fauna. Pocknett’s ancestors and added Built-in Americans beyond the nation accept kept such attitude animate during the 1960s Red Power Movement and into the present day.
Tickets are on auction through Wethersfield Actual Society’s website at wethersfieldhistory.org or can be purchased in actuality at the Old Academy at 150 Main St. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
For the aboriginal affair foraging walk, tickets are $5 or $2 for associates of Wethersfield Actual Association or the Great Meadows Conservation Trust. For the additional affair foodways program, tickets are $10 and $8 for the affiliate rate. Tickets will be attainable at the aperture but beforehand tickets are recommended as amplitude is limited. For added information, acquaintance [email protected] or 860-529-7656.
Mikey’s Abode 5K Run
OLD WETHERSFIELD — At 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, the 20th Anniversary Mikey’s Abode 5K Ancestors Run, Airing & Roll will booty abode to account the canning of the wheelchair attainable amphitheater congenital in anamnesis of Michael James Daversa. Mikey anesthetized abroad aloof afore his third altogether from the neuromuscular disease, Spinal Muscular Atrophy. In the abatement of 2000, hundreds of association volunteers affiliated to advice the Daversa/Huffman families assemble the 25,000 aboveboard bottom amphitheater advised for accouchement of all abilities.
This year’s participants will advice abide a scholarship armamentarium with Wethersfield’s Dollars for Scholars program, as able-bodied as analysis of Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
All men, women and accouchement are arrive to participate. The accident will activate at Mikey’s Abode on Garden Street in Old Wethersfield. It is a collapsed beforehand acceptable for wheelchair participants. There is an access fee, however, runners and walkers are actuality asked to booty pledges. The access fee is waived for any aspirant who raises a minimum of $20 in pledges.
Registration will booty abode from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Hanmer Academy Gym. There will be analysis awards and a able timing account will be on duke to almanac times at the accomplishment line. Appointment www.mikeysplace.org for added information.
If you would like to beforehand to advice on the day of the chase or to access a agreement form, acquaintance the Daversa’s at [email protected] or 860-529-2711. Agreement forms are additionally attainable at Village Pizza, Aroma Bistro, Premier Cleaners, Shop-Rite Hardware, Mikey’s Abode and in The Rare Reminder.
Lantern Light Tours
WETHERSFIELD — The Wethersfield Actual Association will be hosting its 9th anniversary Old Wethersfield Lantern Light Tours on Friday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 20. For added information, email [email protected] or alarm 860-529-7656.
Hourlong tours activate at 6:30 p.m. and will leave every 15 account until 8 p.m. Timed tickets are awash above-mentioned to the event, with actual tickets at the door; however, tickets advertise out aboriginal and accumulation sizes are limited, so it is recommended that tickets be purchased in advance.
Tickets can be purchased at www.wethersfieldhistory.org or the Old Academy, 150 Main St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Tours are adapted for ages 13 and up. Tickets are $20 per person. The rain date is Sunday, Oct. 21.
This year’s affair with all new characters is business bodies of Wethersfield. The tours will advertise a array of bodies from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, some able-bodied known, and some not so able-bodied known, who helped body the association with their businesses. The black begins and ends at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center, 200 Main St., with hot cider and cookies.
Wethersfield Actual Association is the appreciative almsman of an Award of Merit from the Connecticut League of History Organizations for the 2017 Lantern Light Tour. This affairs is fabricated attainable in allotment by the acceptable abutment of the Robert Allan Keeney Memorial Armamentarium at the Hartford Foundation for Attainable Giving, ShopRite of Maner and East Hartford and associates of Wethersfield Actual Society.
Art League Fundraiser
WETHERSFIELD — Businesses throughout Wethersfield, including Hairport, Chimirri’s, Leo’s Pizza, Uptown Trading, Discount Lighting, Vito’s Restaurant, Ring’s End, Cindarella’s Attic, Gus’ Barber Shop, Heart Of The Country, Old Boondocks Restaurant, Clips, Wethersfield Travel, Aroma Bistro, Annie’s Nails, Village Pizza, Comstock & Ferre, Main St. Creamery and Cafe’ and Bijoux Rose, through Oct. 31.
The Wethersfield Art League is teaming up with bounded businesses for association acquaintance of bounded artists, with a fundraiser affairs 50 aboriginal paintings for $50 each. The paintings are 8″x8″ and can be purchased as a $50 donation fabricated out to WAL or banknote accustomed to the business area it is displayed.
WETHERSFIELD — Wethersfield Actual Association walking tours will resume for October. All tours are $5 or chargeless to members. Anxiety are recommended. In the accident of rain, tours are cancelled. For added advice or to accomplish reservations, acquaintance the association at 860-529-7656.
Burying Arena Tours with Martha Smart: Apprentice about cairn carvers and customs, as able-bodied as belief of bodies active there. Accommodated at the red barn in the Aboriginal Abbey parking lot, 250 Main St. Dates: Thursday, Oct. 11, at 1 p.m., and Oct. 13, at 10 a.m.
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Program
WETHERSFIELD — A three-part series, Active with Alzheimer’s for the Middle-Stage Caregiver, will be captivated on Oct. 13, 20, and 27, from 10 a.m. to apex at the Aboriginal Abbey of Christ at 250 Main St. For questions or to register, alarm 860-529-1575.
Cemetery Walking Tour
ROCKY HILL — The Centermost Cemetery walking bout has been rescheduled to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Centermost Cemetery, 2480 Main St. There is no amount to attend. The adversity of the airing is easy, with some asperous surfaces.
To park, drive into the cemetery from the bend of Pratt and Main Streets, aloof accomplished CVS and beyond from the boondocks green. Accommodated at the cemetery flagpole. Appointment www.rhhistory.org or acquaintance [email protected] or 860-563-6704 for added information.
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