Bloomfield High Reunion
WEST HARTFORD β The Bloomfield High School class of 1953 will host its 65th class reunion at Wampanoag Country Club, 60 Wampanoag Drive, at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. Contact Marilyn Austin at 860-242-5301 or Sylvia Peterson at 860-6581678 with questions.
Still Young Book Club
WINDSOR β Windsor Public Library’s Still Young book club discussion of “The Sun is Also a Star” by Nicola Yoon will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 4. This month’s meeting will take place at Union Street Tavern, 20 Union St., at 7 p.m. Copies of the book will be available at the main library lending desk. Call 860-285-1925 with questions.
WINDSOR β Orders for the Windsor Woman’s Club annual mums sale are ongoing. Giant CT grown mum plants are available, three for $18 or $7 each. Color choices are yellow, bronze/orange, white, purple or red. The monies raised goes back into the community.
To purchase, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call 860-881-0019 or 860-688-8037. Include your color choice, which the club will endeavor to honor. Pickup is Friday, Sept. 7, at 369 Rood Ave. If you are unable to schedule a pickup time for this date, the club will also be on the town green on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., by the eagle statue in front of the library.
Senior Center Activities
WINDSOR β The Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. in the LP Wilson Community Center, is offering the following activities. Call 860-285-1992 to sign up for events or for more information.
Kayaking Trip: Thursday, Sept. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The two-hour kayaking trip to celebrate National Senior Center Month will feature an exploration of Griswold Point and scenery on the National Great Island Estuary on Long Island Sound in Old Lyme. Cost is $50 and includes transportation, kayaks and a tour guide. After the kayak trip, lunch will be determined by the group attending. Bring sunscreen and a towel. Call 860-285-1992 to sign up.
Chess Players: Visit the first and third Thursday each month at 10 a.m. All are welcome. The first game will be on Thursday, Sept. 6. Free.
Floral Decorating Class: Friday, Sept. 7, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Learn how to create fall arrangements and wreaths. No experience necessary. Cost is $21 and includes instruction and all materials. Call to sign up.
Free Memory Screenings: Wednesday, Sept. 12, between 9 and 11 a.m. The screenings are held quarterly and performed by Hebrew Senior Care. Call to schedule an appointment.
Deep Sea Fishing Trip: Thursday, Sept. 13, aboard the Mijoy fishing vessel in Waterford. A day of deep sea fishing for porgies and sea bass. Cost is $70 and includes transportation, rod and real rental and cleaning of fish. Please tip the mate 15-percent, if possible. Bring your own cooler, food, and non-alcoholic drinks. The bus leaves the Windsor Senior Center at 4:30 a.m. and returns at approximately 3:30 p.m. Credit cards are accepted.
Foxwoods Casino: Friday, Sept. 21. This trip leaves the Senior Center at 8:30 a.m. sharp and returns at 5 p.m. Cost is $25 and includes coach bus transportation, gratuities, $15 meal coupon, $15 slot play and free raffle on the bus. Call 860-285-1992, sign up online for credit card payments, or sign up in the office. At least 35 people must be signed up by Sept. 7 for this trip to run.
Senior Health Fair & Flu Shot Clinic: Thursday, Oct. 4, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Windsor residents at 50 plus and disabled adults age 18 and above will be able to receive their flu shot, as well as a variety of other health related screenings and tests. Free giveaways from participating business partners include blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol checks, vision and hearing screenings, Reiki, massage therapy, information on senior living, home care, weight loss, medical equipment and supplies and home meal delivery. Door prizes will be awarded. A bake sale will occur. For additional information, call 860-285-1824 or 860-285-1992.
Cranberries & Catalpas: Pictures & Poems
BLOOMFIELD β A new photography exhibit, “Cranberries & Catalpas: Pictures & Poems,” by Pegi Deitz Shea, is taking place at Prosser Library, 1 Tunxis Ave., through Sept. 28. A reception with the artist will take place Friday, Sept. 7, at 4 p.m.
The photographs and poems depict people working in bogs and the seasonal cycles of the Northern Catalpa tree in Connecticut. For more information, call Prosser Library at 860-2453-9721 or Pegi Deitz Shea at 860-878-7016. The main exhibit is near the adult section check-out desk and a small display is on the children’s section floor.
Windsor Weekend Wheels Registration Open
WINDSOR β The Weekend Wheels backpack program distributes supplemental food to children and families in need in Windsor throughout the school year. Children from eligible families receive a backpack filled with a variety of food choices each Friday to bring home for the weekend.
This program is being offered to children enrolled at Clover Street School, John F. Kennedy School, Oliver Ellsworth School and Poquonock School. Homeschooled families may also apply. Registration for the 2018-19 school year is ongoing.
Those with children who receive free or reduced school meals automatically qualify for this program. The number of participants is limited. Registrations are being taken at the Windsor Food Bank, Windsor Social Services or the child’s school. For more information or how you can help or volunteer, call Susan Nunes at 860-285-1839.
Bark & Brew
BLOOMFIELD β Star Rescue’s 5th annual Bark & Brew will take place at The Hooker Brewery, 16 Tobey Road, from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Activities include a barbecue, raffles, silent auction, beer sampling, a canine cuddling booth and live music from the band Crossroads.
Admission is $40 in advance, two for $75 and four for $140. Designated driver tickets are $10. Visit www.barkandbrew2018.eventbrite.com or www.dogstarrescue.org for more information. Uber certificates are included with every admission; Some stipulations apply.
Wine Bottle Bingo
WINDSOR β The Windsor Education Foundation, now in its 11th year of service to Windsor Public Schools, invites community members to Wine Bottle Bingo on Friday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Pavilion at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road.
All proceeds from the event will be used to award grants to teachers in the Windsor Public Schools system to start creative learning programs. The event will also include a presentation from one of the 2018 grant winners, a wine pull and a silent auction, and wine will be poured for attendees.
Single tickets are $45 and include a bingo card and beverages. Tables of eight can be reserved for $360. Visit windsoreducationfoundation.org or call 860-922-9286 for more information or to purchase tickets. Sponsorships are also available, starting at $100.
WINDSOR β The Northwest Park Country Fair will take place on Sept. 15 at Northwest Park. Plan now to enter your best creations to be judged at the fair in the garden, flower, kitchen and crafts competitions. The competitions are open to all ages.
Kitchen categories include baked goods as well as items such as jams and jellies. Garden categories include vegetables, fruit, flowers and miscellaneous items such as gourds, pumpkins and sunflowers.
Judges will award ribbons in each category. Junior gardeners and bakers and crafters through age 16 will be judged separately in each category.
All entries must be in place and will be judged prior to the 10 a.m. opening of the fair. For more information on contest rules, entry forms, deadlines and directions to the park, visit www.northwestpark.org and click on the Country Fair booklet under Friends Events.
WINDSOR β Mary’s Place, A Center for Grieving Children and Families, 6 Poquonock Ave., is looking for volunteer facilitators. Volunteers are compassionate with children experiencing grief and have a few hours on Sundays to facilitate a peer support group.
Volunteers will go through an extensive, free training program and have guidance from the program director. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-688-9621 for more information.
BLOOMFIELD β Public workshops to help people deal with the hazards of falling will be held on Sept. 26, Oct. 24 and Nov. 28. The $10 registration fee for the workshop also provides full access to the Duncaster Aquatic and Fitness Center, including use of the gym, pool, all classes and spa facilities.
These monthly workshops, called Get Up! Fall Awareness, help older adults adapt their surroundings to prevent falls and teach how to recover in the event that they occur.
The workshops will be held at the Duncaster Aquatic and Fitness Center on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m. The workshops are open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information or to make a reservation, call 860-380-5006.
Lucy Eyre, the Wellness and Fitness Coordinator at the Duncaster Aquatic and Fitness Center, will be one of the instructors in the workshops. Fitness Trainer John Hoadley and Physical Therapist Lauri McCrorey will join her in demonstrating and teaching practical strategies for preventing and dealing with falls.