Rocky Hill Citizen Wins Medals
ROCKY HILL — Sarah Girach of Rocky Hill has alternate in inline-speed skating for the aftermost three years and has represented the New England areas at assorted bounded and civic meets.
She afresh won six civic medals: Two golds, one argent and three bronze, at the afresh assured American Championships. She has accomplished as a actuality and as an amateur beneath the advice of her coaches Mike and Chuck and with connected abutment and beforehand from coaches Jeff and Patty.
Communicating With Kids
NEWINGTON — The greater Newington association and above is arrive to accompany analytic amusing artisan Pat Meskill for a affairs on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Newington Senior Center, 2665, 120 Cedar St.
The affairs will advise parents, grandparents, guardians and caregivers how to acquaint so accouchement and adolescence will listen. Apprentice speaking and alert techniques so they in about-face will feel adequate and safe talking to caregivers.
The black will advice parents apprentice specifics, abnormally about biologic addiction, to be able to analyze these pressures and acquaint effectively. There is no charge. The affairs is sponsored by the Newington Interfaith Clergy Association and Newington Amusing Services. For added information, alarm 860-841-6296.
NEWINGTON — The Newington Parks and Recreation Department’s added anniversary bother challenge will be captivated alfresco the Mortensen Association Center on Garfield Street. There will be two categories of judging. The aboriginal is business/non-profit organizations and the added is family/friends.
On Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., participants can accompany their bother and install it to the pole. Coffee and donuts will be provided for the families while they adorn the artery with their scarecrows, which will be larboard up for anticipation until Saturday, Oct. 27.
Participants who accept pre-registered their bother will accommodated in the Mortensen Association Center Gymnasium. Anniversary bother will be accustomed a number, which will analyze their atom on the curbside. You will be able to install your bother to a pole alfresco of the Mortensen Association Center. You charge accompany your own fasteners.
Scarecrows charge be abiding and able to angle up to the elements. All backdrop charge be durably absorbed to the scarecrow. If you accept to use vegetables or fruits (for instance, pumpkins), they charge be whole, and not punctured or carved, to accomplish abiding that they do not rot during the continuance of the voting period. As allotment of the display, organizers beforehand that you accomplish a assurance with the name of your entry.
All scarecrows charge be best up by Nov. 1. If they are not best up, they will be discarded. For added information, appointment www.newingtonct.gov/parksandrec or alarm 860-665-8666.
Barktoberfest Benefits Connecticut Humane Society
MIDDLETOWN — Ring in autumn with an black of brews, food, music and prizes at Barktoberfest, all to account medical affliction for pets at the Connecticut Humane Society.
The fundraiser is set for Thursday, Oct. 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Stubborn Beauty Brewing Company, 180 Johnson St.
Admission is $20 per actuality at the door. All donations abutment medical affliction of anniversary pet in the shelter, including spays and neuters, emergency surgeries, and analysis for abiding conditions. CHS serves pets from all over the accompaniment through its three locations in Newington, Waterford and Westport, and the Fox Memorial Clinic, a low-fee, attainable veterinary dispensary in Newington.
ROCKY HILL — Rocky Hill Congregational Church, UCC, 805 Old Main St., will host its country fair at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.
Come analyze an aged blaze agent on display. Accouchement accept chargeless blaze hats. Chargeless face painting will booty abode from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A apparel array will booty abode at 1 p.m.
The tea allowance for adults will attainable at 11 a.m. Country favorites featuring a bashful bargain that closes at 1:30 p.m., with winners appear at 2 p.m., will adornment and accessories, duke sewn and knitted crafts, anniversary creations, broil shop, farmer’s market, white albatross and more.
Save the date of Saturday, Nov. 3, for the church’s buzz beef dinner. Alarm 860-529-4167 for added information.
ROCKY HILL — The Rocky Hill Historical Association is removing some of the library books in its accumulating and alms them to associates and the accepted attainable at low prices. The auction will booty abode Saturday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m., at the Academy Hall Museum, 785 Old Main St.
Marijuana In The Workplace
WETHERSFIELD — Finding the antithesis amid employer behavior and the use of acceptable medical marijuana is the affair of an Oct. 18 annex geared for animal ability professionals, attorneys, abutment representatives, and others who accept questions about accumulation the almost new law into the workplace.
The 9 a.m. to apex workshop, Marijuana in the Abode – What Every Employer Should Know, is actuality sponsored by the Connecticut Employment and Training Commission and the Department of Labor’s Appointment of Workforce Competitiveness. It will be captivated at the Labor Department’s Wethersfield appointment amid at 200 Folly Brook Blvd. Check-in and breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m.
Stephen Lattanzio, an advocate with the Labor Department’s Appointment of Affairs Policy, Matthew Lundquist, MD, MPH, Middle Hospital Medical Director, and Ronald Ing, Director of Animal Resources and Advice Technology for the Boondocks of Stratford will altercate the abode issues and dilemmas that may be encountered in arresting the adapted antithesis amid employer behavior and the use of medical marijuana as acceptable by Connecticut law.
The annex will focus on the appulse of this law on absolute employer policies, amalgam the law with accepted accompaniment and federal biologic testing programs and what administration can do to abate any risks or added acknowledgment associated with the new law.
The $25 annex fee includes breakfast and materials. Appointment https://marijuanaandwork.eventbrite.com to register.
WETHERSFIELD — The aing affair of NARFE will be Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Solomon Wells House, 220 Hartford Ave., at 1:30 p.m. Debbie Herget, adumbrative from the Blue Cross, will be the bedfellow speaker.
NEWINGTON — Central Connecticut Bloom Commune will be hosting nine flu clinics during October amidst its four commune towns of Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill, and Wethersfield. The POD, or Point of Dispensing, flu dispensary appointed for Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon, will booty abode at Newington Aerial School, 605 Willard Ave. Appointment ccthd.org for added advice and added dates.
The Oct. 13 dispensary will be activated to date a apish POD armpit commonly allowable in the accident of a attainable bloom emergency through the Incident Command System (ICS) and will be implemented by CCHD’s Emergency Preparedness branch. POD sites are strategically articular locations ideal for the accumulation administration of medical interventions such as medications or vaccines. Accordingly, POD sites charge be centrally located, calmly accessible, able to board ample volumes, and operated in a address that maximizes breeze & minimizes congestion. The simulation enables CCHD to adjudge our achievement and adjudge our medication/vaccination dispensing ability in a absolute apple ambience in an accomplishment to adjudge our agency’s targeted acknowledgment during a attainable bloom emergency.
In acknowledgment against attendees’ cooperation, CCHD will be raffling a four-pack of developed admixture tickets to Lake Compounce’s Haunted Graveyard off to one of the aboriginal 100 participants. Accompany allowance advice and abrasion apart or abbreviate sleeved clothing. For those afterwards insurance, the amount is $25.
Drug Acquaintance Program
ROCKY HILL — A biologic acquaintance affairs presented by the Wethersfield/Rocky Hill Elks Lodge #2308 and the Rocky Hill Animal 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.
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 added 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 Historical 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.
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 Historical 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 Historical Society.
The added affair will be conducted by Chef Pocknett at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center 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 Historical 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 Historical Association or the Great Meadows Conservation Trust. For the added 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 Artery 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 Historical 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 Historical 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 accessible 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 Historical 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 Historical 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. Date: 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. 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 Center Cemetery walking bout has been rescheduled to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Center 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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