October 28 - November 4, 1998

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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 543-8876.

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.

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