October 21 - 28, 1998

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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.

Through October
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 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 at 714-3500.

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.

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