Community News For The Windsor Edition

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.

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.

Fair Competitions

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.

Seeking Volunteers

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 info@marysplacect.org or call 860-688-9621 for more information.

Fall Workshop

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.

Source: http://www.courant.com/community/windsor/hc-wn-0830-windsor-20180828-story.html

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