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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.

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.

Saturday, September 19
Unity Church
, 730 Farmington Avenue, presents a Seminar: "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Addiction But were Afraid to Ask." Gain knowledge and info about addictive behaviors of many kinds and how to heal from them. 9am to 12 noon. Lecture by John Forlenza Bailey, psychotherapist in West Hartford, specializing in substance abuse treatment. Free will offering, $10 suggested, proceeds benefit Unity Church. 233-3591 for info.

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.

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.

Sunday, September 13
American Heart Walk in Hartford's Bushnell Park
. The five-mile walk steps off at 10am. Participants will receive healthy snacks at the finish line. Includes health fair featuring free cholesterol screenings, blood pressure, glucose, pulmonary and body fat percentage checks. 294-0088 for 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.

Tuesday, September 15
Free Eye Screening Program
at the Southend Senior Center, 70 Canterbury Street, East Hartford from 9:30am to 11:30pm. Appointments required. Call 528-2273. Free and open to public.

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 Dressy attire or creative black. Hors d'Oeuvres, buffet. 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.

Thursday, September 24
Celebrate Pollution Prevention Week, with a percussion concert using "found" materials, Bushnell Park Pump House, 12:15pm to 12:45pm. Free. Info at 424-3297.

Thursday, September 24
"Hartford Neighborhood Environmental Tour,"
sponsored by CT Department of Environmental Protection. Bus leaves CT DEP at 1pm, Hartford, requires pre-registration. Register by 9/21 by calling 424-3297. Free.

Friday, October 2
Greater Hartford NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner
at the Sheraton Hotel Downtown, Hartford from 6:30pm to 10pm. The theme for this year is, "Honoring our Past, Preparing for our Future." Guest speaker will be Reverend Norvel Goff. $40 per person. Info at 728-1318 or 724-7425.

Saturday, October 3
Travelers Family Saturday
from 10am to 4pm in Bushnell Park, Hartford. The Greater Hartford Arts Council in partnership with Travelers invites you to take this opportunity to promote your organization. If you have an exhibit or performance you would like to showcase at this event, call the public relations staff at 525-8629.

Friday, October 16
SAVE THIS DATE-HART's 23rd Annual Congress
from 6-8pm. Tentatively located at Burns School, 195 Putnam Street. The biggest annual event for HART. Among issues to be addressed are: Education, youth, refinance, housing, and CAR INSURANCE. For more info and final location plan call HART at 525-3449.

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.

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