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 November 6
Justice is..., an art exhibit by Greater Hartford Legal Assistance,
on view at Conrad L. Mallett Art Gallery at Capital Community-Technical
College, 61 Woodland St., Hartford. Exhibit composed of artwork
by middle school students responding to the question, "What
is civil justice?" A range of issues are depicted including,
discrimination in housing, transportation, medical care, and
circumstances encountered by people of color, elderly, families
with children, people with disabilities. Hrs. Mon-Fri, 8:30-6:30pm
and Sat., until 2pm. Info at 541-5022.
Saturday, October 31
Haunted House at Elizabeth Park Pond House for youngsters 10-14,
from 5-8pm. All children must be accompanied by adult. Info at
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.
Tuesday, November 3
"Art for Every Surface: Pattern and Ornament in Aesthetic
Rooms," a lecture presented by author/consultant Catherine
Lynn at 5:30pm at the Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth
St., Hartford. $6, $5 for seniors, $3 students, free to members.
Info at 236-5621.
Thursday, November 5
Celebrate Noah Webster's 240th birthday and help bring the West
Hartford native alive. He will be remembered as a patriot, schoolmaster,
author, Yankee peddler, essayist, public servant, editor, philosopher,
lexicographer, and statesman. 7pm in West Hartford Town Hall
Auditorium, 50 S. Main Street, West Hartford Center. Free and
open to public. Featured speakers will be Harlow Unger, author
of "Noah Webster: The Life and Times of an American Patriot,"
popular historian and local personality Colin McEnroe, and Rob
Kyuff, syndicated newspaper columnist on the English language.
The Webster House Colonial Musicians, in costume will perform
period music. Evening concludes with book signing by Mr. Unger.
Info at 657-9522.
Friday, November 6, Saturday, November 7
Holiday Fair of the Church of the Good Sheperd held in the Caldwell
Colt Memorial Parish House from 10am to 3pm, 155 Wyllys St.,
Hartford. Handmade gifts, X-mas decorations, plants, baked goods
featured along with light lunch. Info at 525-4289.
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.
Monday, November 9
Flu Clinic run by Visiting Nurse Association from 9-11am at Arrow
Prescription Center, 500 Farmington Avenue, Hartford. $10-cash
or check, unless you have Medicare part B. If so, bring card.
They also bill all HMO's except ConnectiCare. Questions at 826-4517.
Thursday, November 12
"Brave New World or Return of Frankenstein?," a discussion
of medical breakthroughs and their implications for the future
presented by Connecticut Forum at the Bushnell at 8pm. For info
on post-forum conversational event and for tix call 509-2090.
$45, $35, $25.
Saturday, November 14, Sunday, November 15
Holiday Food Fair from 3-6pm on Sat. & 7am-1pm on Sun., in
lower church of SS. Cyril and Methodius Church, Popieluszko Court
(formery Governor St.) in Hartford. Polish food, pierogi, kielbasa,
babkas and special baked goods. White elephant will also be featured.
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.
Saturday, November 21
Taste of New England Craft Festival at the O'Neill Center on
the campus of Western Connecticut State University from 10am
- 5pm on Sat., & 10am - 4pm on Sun. Over 150 professional
artisans and craftspeople. Sample specialty foods. See craft
demos. Live music and door prizes. $3 adults, under 14 free.
From I-84 take exit 4 to Danbury, and follow signs to WCSU. Free
parking. Info at 755-2166.