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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.

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!!

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

Tuesday, September 8
AIDS interfaith Healing Service
with prayer, music, and reception for all affected by AIDS. Families, friends and caregivers also invited. Refreshments. First Presbyterian Church, 136 Capitol Avenue, 7:30pm. Info at 951-4833.

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, Trinity Street, Hartford, Free, 232-6710.

Saturday, August 22
Chubb's Antiques Roadshow-Discovering America's Hidden Treasures
, comes to Hartford Civic Center. Appraisals begin at 9am. Bring items you believe hold monetary or historical value-from furniture and pottery to artwork and memorabilia-for a free verbal appraisal by experts. Learn the value and history behind antiques you own. Info at 1-888-ROADSHOW-(762-3749).

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-84. "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.

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.

Sunday, September 13
2nd Annual Hill-Stead Classic Car Festival
, 10am to 3pm. 200+ cars. Includes family concert by Farmington Valley Symphony, magic, games, balloon sculptures, face painting, petting zoo, food. Free parking and shuttle at Otis Elevator, Farm Springs Rd., Farmington, Exit 37 off I-84. Only cars with handicap permits can park at Hill-Steam museum. $5, members, $7 nonmembers. Info at 677-8384.

Tuesday, September 8 through Friday, September 11
Self-Employment-Is it for Me?
is a workshop for prospective small business owners and is offered at the Entrepreneurial Center at Hartford College for Women. Morning workshops on 9th & 11th 9-noon. Evening workshops on 8th & 10th 6 to 9pm. $20 for two-day workshop. Info and registration at 768-5681.

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