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, 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.

Ongoing Spin & Sculpt
Saint Francis Care Fitness Center
now offers 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.

Mike McGarry, Peter Harvey, & P.V. O'Donnell present IRISH NIGHT at the FINN's SPORTS BAR & GRILL at the Sheraton Hartford.
6PM - Midnight. CALL 728-5151 for details. No cover charge. Shows include videos of Ireland, sing-a-lings, and great Irish fun!!

Jambalaya On The River '98 Concert Cruises
. Blues Cruise, Thursday Night, Bayou Cruise Friday Nights. On Board The Lady Fenwick, 7:30 - 9:30 pm, $15.00; Cigar Sunset Cruises, August 12, 7:30 pm, 526-4954, 524-8626.

Through September 4
Registration for classes in Basic Literacy
, ESOL, Citizenship ansd Spanish Literacy offered by Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford. 233-3853.

Through October, 1998
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, Trinity Street, Hartford, Free, 232-6710.

August 15 & 16
The Friends of Keney Park Annual Family Festival
: Food, Clothing, Novelties, Arts & Crafts, Books, Health & Human Services, 722-6567, VENDORS AND ENTERTAINERS WANTED!

Monday, August 17
Learn to Save a Life!
Take a Red Cross First Aid or CPR course. Group training available for companies, organizations, or any interested group. Register by mail or in person. Red Cross Disaster Services courses also available. Call the Red Cross office near you for information: in Hartford call 249-9000. Adult CPR will be held from 6-10pm in Hartford, 75 Pearl St. Course teaches how to reduce risk of injury or death by identifying breathing & cardiac emergencies & administering appropriate CPR measures to victims age 8 or older. Successful students receive certification in CPR. Call Today!

Tuesday, August 18
How To Feel Better After The Loss of Your Pet
. Seminar Losing a pet can be very hard on an owner. Catzablanca Cat clinic and hospital in Rocky Hill will hold free pet seminar at 7pm at Rocky Hill Marriot. 721-6369 to reserve your seat. It is possible to feel relief from pain and suffering of having lost a beloved pet.

Tuesday, August 18
Archeologist Warren Perry discussing Manhattan's African Burial Ground
. Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth St., Hartford, at 7:30 pm. Free with museum admission. $6 adults, $5 seniors, $3 students, free for CHS members and under 6. Info at 236-5621.

August 25 & 27
Free computer courses
, "Word for Beginners" for Salvation Army clients offered by CL&P and the SA's Communuity Services Department. CL&P, 400 Sheldon St., Hartford, 10 am - noon or 1-3 pm. 543-8400.

Sunday, August 30
Polish Picnic
at 12 noon until 8pm at Elks Club Pavilion & Grounds, Roberts St., East Hartford. Exit 58 off I-84E and West. "Swingin' Brass," dancing from 2-8pm. $5, kids under 16 free. Shuttle Bus Service every half hour from noon - 7:30pm from Park Charter Oak Avenue-side of the Polish National Home. Polish & American cuisine. Children's activities. Tix & info at 522-9157.

Wednesday, September 9
Self-Employment - Is It for Me?
Workshop for prospective small business owners, Entrepreneurial Center at Hartford College for Women 9 am - Noon. 768-5681.

Saturday, September 12
Trust House Family Learning Center
in their third annual Recognition Day at the Learning Center, 155 Wyllys Street, 11 am, 278-8387.

Saturday, September 12
4th Annual "Dreams Can Come True," gala at the Hastings International Conference Center in Hartford. 7pm black-tie event with cocktail reception and silent auction. Dinner at 8. Dessert, dancing with Mass-Conn Fusion and Live Auction at 9:30pm. 724-7988 for info and tix for Mercy Housing and Shelter Corp. Fundraiser. Tix must be purchased by Sept. 4.

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