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Who: Scleroderma Foundation / Tri-State Chapter, Greater Enfield, CT Support Group
What: New Support Group for Scleroderma Patients/Family Members and Caregivers – You are not alone.
When: Initial Meeting, Saturday, March 15, 2014, 2:00pm
Where: Enfield Public Library 104 Middle Rd Enfield, CT 06082
For more information please contact the Sharon Ledue, Support Group Leader, at 860-741-5028 or email: EndfieldCT@scleroderma.org. All are welcome!
New Britain Youth Theater is planning a family-friendly fundraising event to celebrate its fourth anniversary. You Can’t Do THAT at NBYT! is a Celebration-Entertainment-Karaoke-Silent Auction-Once a Year Event!
Act One of the performance will include an ensemble of singers performing kid-friendly songs from not-always-kid-friendly shows (that they otherwise “can’t do at NBYT”) and will also include comedy from NBYT's Improv in Performance class. Act Two will be karaoke for audience participation. This year the event will also include a silent auction of prizes, many from family attractions around Connecticut. The theater will serve birthday cake and other desserts, and will also have concessions for sale and a cash mocktail bar with drinks based on upcoming shows.
You Can’t Do THAT at NBYT! will be held at Trinity-on-Main Performance Center, located at 69 Main Street in New Britain on Saturday, March 15. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for the silent auction, and performances will begin at 7:00 p.m. Auction bidding will continue through intermission.
Tickets are $10 for individuals, and families of three or more are only $25. All proceeds benefit NBYT programming. Tickets may be reserved by calling New Britain Youth Theater at 860-515-8115 or may be purchased online through a link at www.nbyt.org.
For more information about New Britain Youth Theater, please visit the company’s website at www.nbyt.org.
The annual St. Patrick’s Dinner is being held at the Colebrook Senior and Community Center in the center of Colebrook on Saturday, March 15 between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. Takeouts 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. Purchase tickets in advance by stopping by the Center or calling 860-738-9521. Tickets are $12 for Adults, and $6 for children under 10. Dine in or take out. Meal includes: Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potatoes and Carrots, Irish Soda Bread, Pistachio Cake and Beverage. All are welcomed. Please call ahead if you need transportation.
The 52nd Annual Manchester Antique Show will be held at Second Congregational Church, 385 North Main Street in Manchester on Friday, March 21st from 11am to 7pm and Saturday, March 22nd from 10am to 3pm. Our 37 dealers will offer a wondrous array of elegant antiques and collectables attractively displayed including jewelry, furniture, country wares, lines, books, print and memorabilia.
Give yourself or a friend an antique gift to treasure. Come and enjoy our home cooked meals and pies! Admission is $5.
Masses of Healing: Mondays, March 10 & 24th, 1:00 pm, Spiritual Renewal Center, 11 Bath St., Norwich, CT. Celebrant, Fr. Ray Introvigne and Healing Prayers, Mrs. Judith Hughes. Registration is not required. Click here for more information.
Festival of Women's Voices, Saturday March 29th, 4pm, at King Philip Middle School, 100 King Philip Drive, West Hartford. Five women's musical groups gather to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the West Hartford Women's Chorale. Join the WHWC, along with Another Octave, Glastonbury High School's Treble Choir, Hall High School's Voce di Coeli, and Simsbury High School's Treble Choir. Each group will sing individually, followed by two collaborative pieces. Free will donations will benefit My Sister's Place, an organization that supports women, children and families in the Greater Hartford area.
The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Conn. will hold its annual SPACE EXPO on Sunday, March 30. This is an opportunity to experience aerospace science and technology as well as meet pioneers from the aerospace industry.
More than 15 exhibitors from across New England will participate in the event including UTC Aerospace, the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Aldrich Astronomical Society, FlisKits, McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, the CATO Rocketry Club, NASA, the Clay Center, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Mars Foundation, US Space Camp, and Robotics First.
Exhibits will include demonstrations and hands-on activities. Visitors can meet an astronaut, design a mission patch, try on a real space suit, pilot a space craft simulator, touch a meteorite, learn about the atmosphere of Mars, build a rocket, meet R2D2, and much more.
NASA Astronaut Daniel Burbank will make two presentations- one at 11:30 a.m. and the other at 1:30 p.m. He grew up in Tolland, CT, joined the Coast Guard Academy and has spent over six months at the International Space Station over the course of several NASA missions.
The Space Expo will run from 10 AM to 4:00 PM. For the convenience of visitors, a food vendor will be on hand all day. The New England Air Museum is located by Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn. For further information call the Museum at (860) 623-3305 or visit www.neam.org
This event is being co-sponsored by the Connecticut College Space Grant Consortium and UTC Aerospace.
Admission is $12 for ages 12 and up, $11 for seniors 65 and up and $6.50 for ages 4 to 11. Children under 3 are admitted free. Group Registration is available at the reduced rate of $6.00 for children and $8.50 for adults. Ten or more people are required for the reduced rate. For more information, visit www.neam.org or call (860) 623-3305.
Want your teen to be a safer, more aware, driver? This Spring the public is invited to attend Teen Driver Safety, Survive the Drive presentations hosted by three recreational go-karting facilities. “Recreational karting facilities have a vested interested in promoting teen driver safety. Kart racing can be enjoyable, challenging and fun but driving on the public roads is serious business”. said Bob Green, driver safety expert.
Bob Green, Survive the Drive President and Executive Director will be presenting interactive and highly energetic presentations addressing the distractions that affect teens “today”. Parents, Grandparents, Teens, anyone who could use a lesson in distracted driving is encouraged to attend. “Drivers have always had distractions, now the distractions are more pervasive and intrusive. Lives can change in a heartbeat, the slightest error can be tragic”. said Green.
Programs will be hosted with refreshments and on site tours at these locations;
Wallingford, CT- On Track Karting, March 19 from 6-8pm, Mt Kisco, NY – Grand Prix New York, March 26 from 6-8pm, Brookfield, CT– On Track Karting, April 9 from 6-8pm
Drive Safer, In Control Crash Prevention Training and Skip Barber Racing School (all hands-on teen driving schools) have donated gift certificates which will beawarded to one winner at each event location. Survive the Drive motivates and informs novice drivers, through comprehensive educational presentations, to understand their own vulnerability and imprint safe driving attitudes, behaviors and techniques.REGISTER for our upcoming events online at www.survivethedrive.org
About Survive the Drive:
Survive the Drive is an independent, not for profit, 501c3 educational organization that provides risk awareness and safe driving presentations to high schools and community groups. For more information or to book a presentation, please contact Lori Zaharek, at 860-671-1430, email@example.com.
WHO: MANROSS MEMORIAL LIBRARY.
WHAT: Children's Yoga
WHEN: Every Saturday Mar. 29 - Apr. 26, 2014, 9:30 am
WHERE: MANROSS MEMORIAL LIBRARY
260 CENTRAL ST
FORESTVILLE, CT 06010
Manross Memorial Library will host a series of Children's Yoga sessions, ages 5 - 10, on the five Saturdays from March 29-April 26, 2014, at 9:30 am. The sessions will be led by a certified children's yoga instructor. The program will be held in the lower level of Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central Street, in Forestville. There is no charge for this program but registration is required and limited. Funding is generously provided by a grant through the Friends of Bristol Public Library. For more information, or to register, please visit the library, www.bristollib.com, or call: (860) 584-7790 .
31st Annual Foodshare Walk Against Hunger will be taking place Sunday, May 4th at Hartbeat Park located at 140 Garden Street in Hartford. Click here for more information.
The Connecticut Department of Labor’s Career Fair series moves to Danbury’s Ethan Allen Hotel, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 21 Lake Avenue Extension on March 3. This is the second career fair in the agency’s spring series and is co-sponsored by Town Square Media, the City of Danbury and the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce.
“Our Danbury Career Fair has become a tradition in western Connecticut, bringing together area employers and jobseekers in one convenient location to explore career opportunities,” explains State Labor Commissioner Sharon M. Palmer. “This is a great recruitment opportunity for employers. Visitors can also find out about veterans’ benefits and learn more about the wide range of related services offered by the Connecticut Department of Labor.”
The Danbury Career Fair will also feature Certified Professional Résumé Writers from the Connecticut Department of Labor who will review and critique visitors résumés to help ensure that they effectively showcase their skills and accomplishments.
Additional events in the agency’s Connecticut Career series include the MCC Regional Job Fair, to be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 21 in Manchester Community College’s Great Path Academy Gymnasium; Heroes 4 Hire Veterans Job Fair, taking place 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 25 at Rentschler Field Ballroom, East Hartford; a Veterans Career Fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 19 at Danbury’s Ethan Allen Hotel; and the Middlesex County Career Fair to be held 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., June 17 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cromwell.
For additional information about the Danbury Connecticut Career Fair or any of the other events in the series, please visit www.ctjobfairs.com.
The University of Connecticut Health Center offers free or reduced price programs designed to help the community stay healthy and informed. Click here for more information.