South Windsor High Cheerleaders
SOUTH WINDSOR — The South Windsor High cheerleaders buddied together with the South Windsor Girls Bobcat Squad to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness month. The girls performed together for the first half and halftime routine at the Oct. 29 South Windsor High School home football game.
SOUTH WINDSOR — Temple Beth Hillel, 20 Baker Lane, is holding its annual Hanukkah dinner on Friday, Dec. 30, at 5:30 pm, after dinner we will proceed to the Sanctuary where we can light our Menorahs and welcome in Shabbat. The dinner will be semi-potluck with chopped liver, brisket, chicken, and latkes being provided. We are asking our Temple family and friends to provide one dish to feed 10 people. The cost is $5 per adult and $2.50 per child under age 10. All are welcome to come and celebrate together.
SOUTH WINDSOR — Boy Scout Troop 62 is holding a pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 17 from 8 to 10 am, at the South Windsor Fire Station, 1175 Ellington Road. Proceeds will be used to assist South Windsor children and families in need. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. Tickets are $6 and may be purchased at the door, purchased from a Troop 62 member or reserved by emailing [email protected].
South Windsor Senior Center
SOUTH WINDSOR — Join the South Windsor Senior Center as we travel to Bushnell Theater in Hartford to see the play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The bus departs the senior center on Thursday, Dec. 29, at 6:30 pm Tickets cost $88. Call Missy at 860-648-6361, ext. 339 to reserve your seat.
Senior Activities at the Enes Community Center, 150 Nevers Road include:
Painting & Crafts: Mondays from 2:30 to 5 pm
Adult Coloring: Tuesdays at 9 am
Memory to Memoir Writing Class: Wednesdays at 2:30 pm to 4 pm, with Susan Omilian, through Nov. 16.
SOUTH WINDSOR — South Windsor residents who rented an apartment in 2015 and are 65 or older, or those who are on social security disability may apply for renters rebate. For income guideline and other qualifications, call South Windsor Human Services at 860-648-6361 to schedule an appointment.
SOUTH WINDSOR — The South Windsor Community Band will present its winter concert in the auditorium at Timothy Edwards Middle School, 100 Arnold Way, on Friday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. Call 860-874-3814 for details.
South Windsor Food Bank
SOUTH WINDSOR — The South Windsor Food Bank is in need of food items. Donations can be dropped off at the Community Center in the Human Services Office, 150 Nevers Road. Call Andrea at 860-648-6357 for details.
South Windsor Square Dance Club
SOUTH WINDSOR — The South Windsor Square Dance Club invites all area square dancers to an evening of square dancing at the historic Powder Mill Barn, 32 South Maple St., in Enfield, on Friday, Dec. 23, from 7:30-10:30 pm and will feature caller, Ken Ritucci and cuer, Lee Fremault. Square dancing will be alternating Main Stream and Plus with Round Dancing. The donation is $8 per person and refreshments will be served. Call 860 454-4262 for details.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group
SOUTH WINDSOR — A special holiday get together of the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 27, from 10-11:30 am, in the South Windsor Community Center, 150 Nevers Rd. Meetings are held the last Tuesday of every month with topics including discipline, guidance, parenting children with special needs, financial management, stress management and legal issues. Contact Kelly at 860-648-636, ext. 320 for details.
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Madeline Catherine, daughter, to Therése Tripler and Robert Clemens, of South Windsor, Nov. 8.
Seniors & Special Places 2017 Calendar
SOUTH WINDSOR — The 2017 hanging calendar featuring over 40 South Windsor seniors in 12 different locations around town may be ordered by stopping in the Human Services office at 150 Nevers Road for an order form or by contacting Andrea at 860-648-6357 or andrea. [email protected] to order.
Trails Photo Contest
SOUTH WINDSOR — The South Windsor Human Relations Commission is seeking entries for its 2017 photo contest, “South Windsor Trails,” which will feature South Windsor’s hiking and biking trails.
The contest is open to photographers of all ages who live or work in South Windsor. Photos must be taken in South Windsor in black and white or colour. All entries must be original work and be appropriate for posting on a public government website, where the winners will appear.
Submissions are limited to four entries per person and must include a release form for each. Photos must be entered separately. The deadline for submissions is Jan 31.
Entry forms are available online at southwindsor.org/human-relations-commission or at the South Windsor Public Library, 1550 Sullivan Ave.
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Contact Charlie at 860-644-0697 or email [email protected] for details.
Tax Aide Is Seeking Volunteers
LOCAL — The largest volunteer tax preparation program in the nation, the AARP Foundation Tax Aide, is seeking volunteers to give a few hours each week during the tax season to help prepare low-moderate income taxpayers and file their federal and state tax returns ensuring that they receive the tax credits and deductions they deserve. To register as a volunteer, visit aarp.org/taxaide or call 888-227-7669.
Operation Fuel Taking Energy Assistance Applications
HARTFORD — Operation Fuel’s statewide winter energy assistance program has begun taking applications. Families and individuals who are struggling financially and need energy assistance should call 211 to find their closest fuel bank. For more information on Operation Fuel or to make a donation, go to www.operationfuel.org. Donations also can be sent to Operation Fuel, 75 Charter Oak Ave., Suite 2-240, Hartford, CT 06106.
Science Center, Wadsworth Associates
HARTFORD — The Connecticut Science Center has joined forces with the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art to offer two unique joint field trip experiences. One trip is geared toward students in grades six through eight, while the other is best for students in grades nine through 12. Reservations for these field trips will only be taken through the science center by calling 860-520-2150 or by visiting CTScienceCenter. org/fieldtrips before Thursday, Dec. 15