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Windsor — WINDSOR — Dementia Specialists Michelle Wyman and Patty O’Brian from Hartford Healthcare Center for Healthy Aging will present a five-part series on healthy minds at the Windsor Public Library, 323 Broad St.

This series will focus on how to protect, preserve and improve your memory. Attendees are encouraged to attend all sessions. The program will take place from 2 to 3 pm on Oct. 1 Oct 8 Oct 15 Oct 22, and Oct. 29. There is no cost to attend. Visit or call 860-285-1918 for more information.

WINDSOR — The Windsor Public Library, 323 Broad St., welcomes Jean Baur, author, career coach, and speaker, who will present “Turn Off Your Computer and Get A Job” on Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m

Find out why diversifying your job search methods makes sense and tap into the hidden job market while motivating your network to help you. Visit or call 860-285-1918 for more information.

WINDSOR — Julie Ribchinsky, cellist and professor of music at Central Connecticut State University, will present a cello concert on Thursday, Oct. 3, at Windsor Public Library, 323 Broad St.

The concert features the autumnal D minor Suite, as well as Golijov’s, Omaramour and the tangos and music of Carlos Gardel. This concert will be performed from 7 to 8 pm There is no cost to attend. Call 860-285-1918 for more information.

WINDSOR — The summer has ended and the winter months will be upon us before we know it. The winter months are extremely difficult for those who are homeless and need to stay warm. CARES is collecting new winter socks to be distributed this holiday season to those in need. New socks can be dropped off at Social Services at the LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Call Deb at 860-285-1839 with questions.

WINDSOR — Windsor CARES is looking for a limited number of vendors for its annual fundraiser. CARES will host an indoor tag sale on Saturday, Nov. 9, with valuable treasures, crafters, gift baskets and lunch will be available.

The CARES event will run from 9 am to 2 pm in the Windsor Senior Center located at the LP Wilson Community Center, LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave.

The fundraiser is in collaboration with the Windsor Houses of Worship, who are holding a craft and bake sale in the gym at LP Wilson. Admission to the craft show is $1 or a non-perishable food item for the Windsor Food Bank.

If you are interested in a CARES vendor table, contact Deb Sheldon at 860-285-1839. A donation to CARES of $20 will provide you with a table. Setup time is 7:30 am

SOUTH WINDSOR — Jamie Selig from James Selig Estate Jewelry and Antiques in Windsor will be at the South Windsor Senior Center, 150 Nevers Road, on Monday, Sept. 30, from 3 to 6 pm Selig will provide verbal estimates on the value of items .

Items may include estate jewelry, collectibles, antiques, paintings, military items, toys, art glass and lamps. This is a fundraiser for the center’s Community Service Group. Cost per item is $5 with a max of three items. There is no need to register. For questions, call Andrea at 860-648-6357.

WINDSOR — A dinner dance will be held from 7 pm to midnight on Saturday, Oct. 26, at The Lodge (Elks Club), 130 Deerfield Road, to benefit the Windsor Food and Fuel Bank.

Be treated to a night of fun and camaraderie, a full catered dinner and music by Motown/R&B band Personal Touch. Berkshire Hathaway realtor Sharon Dillon Rispoli and her friends have organized this special event to support the work of the Windsor Food and Fuel Bank.

Tickets are $40 per person. All proceeds go to the Windsor Food and Fuel Bank. Visit to purchase tickets.

Sponsors are the Carmon Family, Dom’s Broad Street Eatery, Back East Brewery and Woodhaven Development. For additional information, call Sharon Dillon Rispoli at 860-205-9316.

WINDSOR — The annual Windsor Freedom Trail Walking Tour, presented by the Windsor Freedom Trail Committee, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 7 to 10 at The starting point is Archer Memorial AME Zion Church, 320 Hayden Station Road. Walk along this 3.9-mile route with your friends and family as you learn about the rich history of the Connecticut Freedom Trail and visit the Windsor Freedom Trail sites that are associated with African American heritage and movement towards freedom. A bus will follow the walkers.

Everyone will meet at the Archer Memorial AME Zion Church at 7 am, and then be transported to the first site, Riverside Cemetery on East Street, to start the tour. Learn about African American soldiers from the Connecticut 29th and 31st colored regiments and other Civil War units are buried there.

Participants will then walk to the rest of the sites: The Nancy Toney gravesite, the Joseph Rainey House, the William Best House, and the historic Archer Memorial church cemetery, where the history will be given at each site. A Freedom Trail T-Shirt will be provided to all walkers and a continental breakfast will be served to all event participants after the walk. Visit to register.

For questions, call Alfred Narcisse at 860-688-2479. Bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Windsor Food Bank. This event is free and open to the public.

WINDSOR — Windsor Senior Center activities are as follows. September is National Senior Center Month and the center is offering a coupon for an extra 10 minutes free for every massage booked during the month of September. Book your appointment for a “Massage with Melissa”, the center’s certified, licensed and insured massage therapist, by calling the Windsor Senior Center at 860-285-1992. Massages are $1 per minute.

Community Center on Thursday, Oct. 3, from 8:30 am to noon. Windsor residents ages 50 and over and disabled adults 18 and over will be able to receive their flu shot, as well as a variety of other health related screenings. Over 35 vendors will be sharing information, free giveaways, and refreshments. You do not have to arrive early as shots and tests will be available every day. Bring all your coverage cards with you. The cost without insurance will be $30 for flu shots. Call 860-285-1824 or 860-285-1992 for more information.

In celebration of Arts & Humanities Month, the Windsor Senior Center patrons will showcase their artwork from the “Painting with Christine” class at the Windsor Public Library ArtSpace. Artwork will be on display through October and an opening reception with refreshments will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 1 to 3 pm at 323 Broad St. The public is invited. There is no cost to attend.

Foxwoods Casino: Friday, Oct. 18. Bus leaves the Windsor Senior Center at 8:30 am and returns at 5 pm Cost is $25. Includes $15 meal coupon, $15 bonus play, motorcoach bus transportation and gratuity. Sign up in the office, online or call 860-285-1992. Must be 21 or older. The Windsor Senior Center Health Fair & Flu Shot Clinic will be held at 599 Matianuck Ave. in the LP Wilson Community Center. Visit for more information.

AREA — Voices Against Lyme Disease CT would like to start a support group for individuals with Lyme Disease and other tick borne illnesses, including family members and friends. This is in its preliminary stage, so location and specific times will be decided once organizers understand how many people are interested.

At this point, the group will meet once a month, most likely on a Saturday morning in the town of Windsor. You do not have to be a Windsor resident to attend. There will be no charge for these meetings. If you are interested, email [email protected] or call 860-930-2446. Visit for more information.

BLOOMFIELD — NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family Support Groups are confidential safe groups of families helping other families who live with mental health challenges.

The Windsor NAMI Family Support Group is changing its location to Bloomfield at the new Bloomfield Community Center on 330 Park Ave. Meetings will be held every fourth Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8:30 pm Contact Roseann at 860-948-8736 or Gail at 860-651-1600 for more information.

BLOOMFIELD — Prosser Public Library, 1 Tunxis Ave., is hosting the following events. Visit or call 860-243-9721, ext. 3558, for more information. The events are at the Prosser library, unless otherwise noted.

Caregiver Support Group/Healing Hearts: Prosser Public Library program at Marilyn Michaelson Senior Center, 330 Park Ave., Bloomfield. Meetings are held at 1:30 pm on the first Wednesday of each month at the Senior Center. Facilitators: Lucille Morisse, Social Worker, & Mara Whitman, Adult Services Librarian. For more information, call the Senior Center at 860-243-8361.

Chill Out & Knit: Thursday, Sept. 26, from 3:45 to 5 pm New members of all ages and experience are welcome to drop in and join this group of knitters in the Community Room. Knitters will guide one another with creative new projects or tinkering with an old one. No registration required.

WINDSOR — Starting in September, the Windsor Mobile Foodshare program will be changing the distribution day and time to alternating Wednesdays from 2 to 2:30 pm The location will stay the same at The Lodge, 130 Deerfield Road.

The Mobile Foodshare truck comes to Windsor every other week to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to individuals and families in need. No registration is required. Bring your own bags, as they will not be provided. For more information, call Windsor Social Services at 860-285-1839.

WINDSOR — Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic St., announces its new exhibition, One Source: 4 Visions, running through Sept. 28. The exhibit features the artwork of Francelise Dawkins, Andre Rochester, Stephen J. Tyson, and Takeyce Walter.

This exhibition is made possible by a grant from the Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, NA, Trustee; and additional support from Hartford Hospital, Dan J. & Alice Ford Ferraina and other individuals, businesses, & organizations in our community.

Dawkins is a Parisian who has been living in the United States for three decades. She coined the term, “silkollages,” when she began to apply meditative concepts to her work. Her textile collages are soulfully colourful.

Rochester is a Hartford-born visual artist. His work is a fusion of illustration and fine art with a strong emphasis on color and form. He creates both abstract and representational works regardless of his medium. He divides his time between the corporate and art world, without compromising the quality of his art. He is also an instructor and a curator.

Tyson is a New York City-born abstract visual artist and an associate art professor. He is also a lecturer, art consultant, panelist moderator and gallery assistant. His art is infused with colorful abstract geometric shapes and patterns influenced by music and his individual interpretation of folktales from the African Diaspora. He currently lives in upstate New York.

Walter is an award-winning artist and art instructor who lives and works in upstate New York. Far from the climate and terrain of Jamaica, her country of origin, she has adopted her upstate New York surroundings as the subject of her picturesque landscapes that include flowing rivers and majestic skies.

BLOOMFIELD — A fellowship of people whose lives have been affected by the use of drugs or alcohol of a relative or friend meet every Saturday at 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Church, 26 Wintonbury Ave. For more information call 860-922-4548.

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