Repetitions, the Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Women's
Auxiliary thrift shop seeks donations of seasonal clothing, housewares,
linens, costumes jewelry, shoes, boots, lingerie and other useful
items. Items may be dropped off at the shop, at 140 Woodland
St., Wed. - Fri. 10am - 4pm. 714-4125.
Saint Francis Care Fitness Center now offers spin & sculpt
Cycle Reebok classes to public. Increase endurance or burn fat
with 10 classes for $42. Personal Training also offered. Get
individual attention to help you reach goals for strength, weight
and endurance. Located in Saint Francis Care Center for Health
Enhancement, 95 Woodland St. Hartford. For schedule of classes
or to register, call 714-4414.
Vegetarian potluck dinners, social events, speakers on a wide
variety of health-related topics, and exchange of ideas. Meetings
take place on the first Friday of most months. Meeting the following
Friday, if the meeting falls on date of major holiday. Please
bring a dish that serves 6-8 people with no meat or fish products
included in the ingredients. (no alcohol please) 7pm - 9:30pm
at the Quaker Meeting House (Society of Friends), 144 South Quaker
Lane, West Hartford. For more Info call Diane at 233-3079.
Bushnell Park Trees and Memorial Arch Tours. 15 minute tours
offered from 12 noon to 1:30 pm every Thursday and by appointment
for school group tours. Bushnell Park Memorial Arch.
Sundays In October
Saint Francis Care Today, a weekly television show offers the
latest information in health and fitness. Airs at 10am on WVIT-TV
channel 30. Oct. 18 is sleep disorders, Oct. 25 is The Parent
Test - ways to improve communication with your teen.
Through November 1
Chinese Educational Commission exhibition at the Connecticut
Historical Society, One Elizabeth St., Hartford. In honor of
a visit from The Chinese Students Memorial Society, CHS will
display several objects from its collection that relate to the
Commission: letters, clothing, books and photographs donated
by relations of CEC students. $6 adults, $5 seniors, $3 students,
Free to CHS members and under six. Museum hours are Tues. - Sunday,
Noon to 5. Info at 236-5621.
Sunday, October 18
Foliage Festival and Flea Market in Goodwin Park at the Pond
House. Free. Family fun. Includes bake sale, pumpkin patch, flea
market, lunch, hay and pony rides, face painting and more. Rain
date, Oct. 25. Info at 956-5390.
Monday, October 19
Employment Strategies for persons with psychiatric disabilities
seminar at Capitol Region Mental Health Center. Stephen Brown,
a Vocational Rehab counselor will speak. 6pm at Capitol Region,
500 Vine St., Hartford. Refreshments. 297-0925 for info/reservations.
Tuesday, October 20
Are you a Hispanic/Latino person or family interested in adopting?
Attend an adoption orientation from 6-8pm at the Village for
Families & Children, 1680 Albany Avenue, Hartford. A Spanish
orientation will be held in the Village's Trumbull-Robinson building.
Info at 297-0555. Many children five and older are waiting. No
Tuesday, October 20
Suites Before Lunch presents Gwendolyn Winkel on clarinet in
1/2 hour concert beginning at 12:05pm. Immanuel Congregational
Church, 10 Woodland Street, (corner of Farmington Avenue and
Woodland), Hartford. Donations requested. Optional lunch after
concert, $4. No reservations required. Info at 527-8121.
Beginning Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, October 20, 21, 22
Family Place at the Hartfor Public Library and Hartford Public
Schools' StartTalking programs. Register now for one or both
programs to begin third week of October. Family Place is a 6-week
session for parents of newborns up to 5-year-olds to learn about
child development, health, nutrition and school readiness and
you play and read with your child. StarTalking is a 5-week training
program for parents and caregivers that teaches language development
and techniques to help your child communicate. Those who complete
program receive a certificate. Info at 522-4888, ext. 6725 or
543-8594. Call to register and for location info.
Tuesday, October 20
David F. Schonfeld, M.D.,Associate professor of Pediatrics and
Child Study at Yale School of Medicine, featured speaker on HIV
prevention education for young children. 4-5:30pm in auditorium
of St. Francis Hospital, Mount Sinai Campus, on Blue Hills Ave.
For more information, contact Laurie Sylla at 280-2493. Free.
Thursday, October 22
Oktoberfest from noon to 2pm for seniors at Grace Lutheran Church,
46 Woodland St., Hartford. Katrina Benneck presents a program
of paper cutting, German music, singing, dancing and histories
of Munich Oktoberfests. Authentic German lunch prepared by Trout
Brook Brewhouse. $2 per person. Limited to first 50 people who
reserve. Reservations at 278-7210 (Silver Service) or call the
church at 527-7792.
Saturday, October 24
Harvest & Holly Fair, city's largest such event of its kind.
Two floors with homemade decorations and knitwear, baked goods,
pumpkin patch, attic boutique, contests, thrift shop, luncheonette,
coffee shop. South Congregational Church, 277 Main St., Hartford.
10am - 2pm. Free. Park behind church on John St. Info at 249-8627.
Saturday, October 24
State's Commission on Women Celebrate 25th Anniversary with a
conference from 8:30am-3pm at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel where
seminar presenters will address economic issues facing women
and celebrate a quarter century of activism. $35 in advance,
$50 at door. $15 for full-time students and includes lunch and
materials. Marcia Ann Gillespie, Editor-In-Chief of Ms. Magazine
is keynote speaker. Info at 240-8300.
Sunday, October 25
Are You Ready to Take the Challenge? The Fourth Annual Mountain
Laurel Challenge to benefit the Rehabilitation Hospital of CT.
5K event a competition for runners and wheelchair athletes of
all ages and abilities. Held on a TAC certified course on the
grounds of CIGNA in Bloomfield. Registration is 9:30am. Race
begins at 10:30am. Entry fee is $12 ($15 on day of race). T-shirts
to first 150 registrants. Prizes awarded. Refreshments. Info
Tuesday, October 27
Suites Before Lunch presents Melody Fader on piano in 1/2 hour
concert at 12:05pm. Immanuel Congregational Church, 10 Woodland
Street, (corner of Farmington Avenue and Woodland), Hartford.
Donations requested. Optional lunch after concert, $4. No reservations
required. Info at 527-8121.
Thursday, October 29
Understanding the Law, Implications of Labor Laws, Child Care
Staff & Budgets will be the topic of the Hartford Area Child
Care Collaborative quarterly meeting to be held at United Way
of the Capital Area, 30 Laurel St., Hartford. 8:30-9:30am - coffee
& networking, 9-11 - Richard Voigt, Atty. Cummings &
Lockwood with a discussion about exempt & non-exempt employees;
who pays for what; what constitutes hours worked, hours paid
and strategies to be in compliance. 11-1:30 - member sharing.
Call 241-0411 for info.
Wednesday, October 28
Town Meeting on U.S. Policy on China - "China the Emerging
Giant," from 3-8pm at Mather Hall, Trinity College, Hartford.
$25. Learn about U.S. policy on business with China, trade arms
control, security, human rights and environmental issues. Viewpoints
expressed by State Department and opinions from participants.
Info at 594-4100.
Thursday, October 29
Grand opening celebration of Hartford's first French brasserie
and wine bar, Pastis, at 201 Ann Street in downtown from 5-8pm.
Menu samplings and wines served. $40. Space limited. Send checks
to Bushnell Park Foundation, 30 Arbor St., Hartford, CT 06106,
by Oct. 22. Call Virginia Perez at 232-6710.
Friday, October 30
State of Connecticut Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission
holds annual gala event awards ceremony. Ramada Plaza Hotel and
Conference Center, 275 Research Parkway, Meriden. 7pm-midnight.
For info and directions, call (860)-240-8330.
Friday, Saturday, October 30, 31
Annual Fall Rummage Sale at Avery Heights Retirement Village,
705 New Britain Avenue, Hartford. 10-3 on Friday, 9-2 on Saturday.
Donations accepted. Info at 953-9587.
Sunday, November 1
Hands-On History Gallery opening at the Connecticut Historical
Society. Family fun and free performances. 12-5pm. Mystic Paper
Beasts at 1 with mobile masks & musical instruments out of
paper. 3pm, Master Storyteller Gerald Fierst presents "Wondrous
Tales from Many Cultures." Visit the new innovative history
space where children and adults are encouraged to touch and interact
with history. Smell boiled maple syrup, smoke from a steam engine,
or build a stone wall and much more. CHS is located at One Elizabeth
St., Hartford. From I-84, exit 46, Sisson Ave. Info at 236-5621.
Friday, November 2
The Ethical Responsibilities of Non-Profit Organizations will
be addressed by top-level execs of non-profits at a seminar open
to public at 4:30pm at Rensselaer at Hartford, 275 Windsor St.,
Hartford. $35. Dr. Michael Rion, a leading authority on ethics
& morality and a panel will address topic. Info at 509-9519,
ask for David Barrett. Advance registration required. You may
sign up electronically at www.hartsem.edu.
Saturday, November 7
Playground Construction to take place at 79 van Block Avenue
for the many children and families of the Sheldon Charter Oak
Neighborhood of Hartford. Volunteers from throughout the Hartford
community needed to serve food, donate construction materials,
and help assemble the actual playground. To volunteer or for
more info call Maura McCall at 246-0666. Come be part of the
fun! Construction will take place all day, and there will be
a recognition celebration at noon.
Saturday, November 14
Holiday Plant Sale at Knox Parks Horticulture Center, Elizabeth
Park, West Hartford. Avoid holiday rush and pre-order by Nov.
14. Purchase Poinsettias, wreaths, bulb kits, and gift items.
Pick ups on 12/4 noon to 5 or 12/5 9 to noon. Pre-orders only
for this 5th annual sale. Info and order forms at 523-4276.
Saturday, November 14
Harvest Fair from 9-2pm at Memorial Baptist Church, 142 Fairfield
Avenue, Hartford. Featuring crafts, baked goods, cheese, treasures,
white elephant table. Games for children. Soup & sandwich
lunch. Call 529-6161 for info and ask for Gail.