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.
Through September 4
Registration for classes in Basic Literacy, ESOL, Citizenship
ansd Spanish Literacy offered by Literacy Volunteers of Greater
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.
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.
Sunday, August 30
Polish Picnic at 12 noon until 8pm at Elks Club, 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.
Tuesday, September 1
A special session for voter registration and/or party enrollment
will be held in the Registrar's office, 550 Main St. Office open
from 8:30am to 7pm. Use Arch St. entrance after 5pm. Applicants
must furnish either a birth certificate, driver's license, social
security card or another form of legal indentification. Registrar
will also hear requests for adding names to list by persons previously
removed from the registry list. 543-8585 for info.
Saturday, September 5
Assegai Books presents a slide show and discussion about
the upcoming Journey to the Motherland, February Black History
Month tours to Senegal and Gambia. Discussion centers around
passport assistance, installment payment plans and recent trips
to Africa. 4pm at Assegai Books, 1229 Albany Ave., Hartford.
Free. Info at 1-888-728-7473.
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.
Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30
Farmington Valley Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International,
presents 4 free voice lessons for women on above evenings. At
FCC (Palmer Hall), Junction Rte. 10 & 167 in Simsbury. Info
and times at 675-5710 or 568-1144.
Wednesday, September 9-13
Trinity College hosts First World Conference on Carnival. International
cultural performances planned in conjunction with academic
conference. Includes a carnival-inspired play, concert featuring
calypso performers, festival to showcase ethnic community and
culture. Info at 297-4248.
Thursday, September 10 - 12
The North American premiere of the play, "The Dragon
Can't Dance," adapted from the classic carnival novel
by Earl Lovelace, directed by Tony Hall, takes place at 8pm at
Austin Arts Center, Trinity College in Hartford. $12. Call 297-2199
Saturday, September 12
Trust House Family Learning Center in their third annual
Recognition Day at the Learning Center, 155 Wyllys Street, 11
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
Monday, September 14
CT Voices for Children invites you to attend the "First
Mondays" presentation on Successful Learning Experiences,
the fifth in a series of reports on the six themes of Connecticut's
Promise: First for Kids. Speakers include: Chris Collier on "Historical
Overview of Public Education in Connecticut."
Ben Barnes, "Education-related Disparities." Carol
Wallace, "Why Business Cares about Public Education."
Theodore Sergi, "Looking Ahead." Stepen Pelletier,
recent statewide poll results. 9am - 12 noon at State Capitol
bldg., room 310., Hartford.
Friday, September 18
Singles Dance Party to benefit March of Dimes from 8pm-1am
at The Gallery, 141 New London Turnpike in Glastonbury. $12 in
advance & $15 at the door. Live band - popular dance music
by "Night Moves." DJ Greg LeBeau - top 40 and soft
rock. Door prizes, raffle, cash bar. Dressy attire or creative
black. Hors d'Oeuvres, buffet with pasta, carving, and stir-fry
stations, salad, coffee, dessert. Advance tix through Sept. 13
at Sunday night Gallery dances or call Gale or Rosemary at 290-5440.
Through Friday, September 18
The H.O.M.E Program is accepting applications for their
women's adult education program. Classes are free and open to
all Hartford area women 18 years and older. Call and sign up
today for GED prep, english, and/or computer at 522-3144.
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.