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Coping During The Holidays

WINDSOR — The holiday season can be a difficult time for many people, especially after someone they loved has died. On Tuesday, Nov. 20, ‘Coping with Grief and Loss during the Holidays’ will be presented by Carmon Community Funeral Homes and Mary’s Place, A Center for Grieving Children and Families in Windsor .

There is no cost to attend but reservations are requested. The speaker will be Catherine Ewing, Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MDiv.

The program will take place from 2 to 3:30 pm Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Mary’s Place, 6 Poquonock Ave. To reserve a seat at this program, call 860-688-2200. There will be an opportunity for people to ask questions. Light refreshments will be served.

The Power Of Water

BLOOMFIELD — The curious public with questions about melting glaciers, ‘street to sea’ water pollution and your water footprint are invited to attend ‘The Power of Water’ forum on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Auerfarm, 158 Auer Farm Road, from 6 :30 to 9 pm

Cost to attend is $20 online or $25 at the door. Visit to register. Auerfarm, in conjunction with UCONN’s Hartford Cooperative Extension Council, will present the event.

Library events

WINDSOR — On Wednesday, Nov. 21, visit the Windsor Public Library, 323 Broad St., for a Kidspace Afternoon Movie screening of The Incredible 2 from 1 to 3 pm This event is drop-in. Call 860-285-1914 for more information.

Stuffed Animal Hospital: On Saturday, Dec. 8, a stuffed animal hospital will take place from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Children ages 4 to 8 can bring their favorite stuffed animal friend to the library for stories, creative pretend play and learn how to be the best stuffed animal vet on the block. Registration is required. Call 860-285-1914 for more information.

Diabetic Support Group

WINDSOR — Sponsored by Windsor Social Services, a diabetes support group will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 11 am to noon at the LP Wilson Community Center, All Purpose One Room, 599 Matianuck Ave. To RSVP, call Windsor Social Services at 860-285-1839.

Windsor Food & Fuel Bank Fundraiser

WINDSOR — On Saturday, Nov. 17, between 8 am and 2 pm, Windsor Ace Hardware at 296 Broad St. will host a fundraiser for the Windsor Food & Fuel Bank that also offers donors a shopping discount in the store that day. Anyone who comes in and contributes at least $5 will receive a free five-gallon utility bucket and 20-percent off on almost anything in the store that fits in it.

Volunteers and staff from the Windsor Food & Fuel Bank will be at the Windsor Ace Hardware entrance in the Geissler’s Supermarket parking lot to personally accept donations and thank everyone for their generosity. For more information, call Windsor Ace Hardware at 860-688-8373. Visit for more information on the food bank. Windsor residents who need assistance may call 860-285-1839.

Food For Health Drive

WINDSOR—Dr. George B. Curry of 15 Central St. will be sponsoring Windsor’s 30th annual ‘Food For Health’ drive on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 to benefit the Windsor Food Bank.

All services at Dr. Curry’s office including spinal examinations, headache evaluation, nerve and stress evaluations and x-rays, if necessary, will be free of charge on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 am to 1 pm, in exchange for any non-perishable food item.

Call for an appointment to have your free health examination and feed the homeless at the same time. call dr Curry’s office at 688-1218 to reserve your appointment.

Teen Library Programs

WINDSOR — The Windsor Public Library, 323 Broad St., is hosting the following events for teens. For more information, contact teen librarian Andy Geary at 860-285-1919.

Understanding Video Game Addiction: Join Nadja Streiter LMSW, a clinical social worker and therapist from the Center for Internet and Technology Addiction, for a digital presentation followed by an open Q&A session. Discuss the details of gaming addiction, familiarize yourself with healthy gaming habits and learn more about one of today’s most controversial topics. Staff strongly encourage both teens and parents and gamers of all ages to attend. Date: Thursday, Nov. 15, from 6 to 7 pm

Anime/Manga Club: Do you have incredible drawing skills? Are you obsessed with Tokyo Ghoul, Aggretsuko, and Hayao Miyazaki ? Are you totally in love with Japanese pop culture? Practice manga-style art, make and eat candy sushi, try Japanese treats, work with paper crafts, watch some of the best new Anime movies and shows, and enjoy visits from expert manga artists. Next meeting: Monday, Nov. 19, 3:30 to 5:30 pm Free.

How To Pay and Plan For College: Is your teen getting ready for his or her first year of college? Are you considering going back to school? Do you have questions that need answers? On Tuesday, Nov 27, W. Tom Polowy, a representative of Valark Financial Services, will lead a helpful and informative discussion, share a detailed digital presentation for parents and teens, and offer insight on how to plan and pay for college tuition. Stop by anytime between 6:30 and 8 pm at the Main Library. Free.

Mobile Mammography Program

WINDSOR — The Town of Windsor Health Department and Hartford Hospital’s Partnership for Breast Care will be sponsoring Hartford Hospital’s Mobile Mammography Program.

The program provides digital screening mammograms on Monday, Nov. 26, at the LP Wilson Community Center/Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call Sharon Enot, BSN, RN, MA, at the Windsor Health Department at 860-285-1824 or 860-285-1823.

Seeking Tobacco Workers’ Stories

WINDSOR — Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum, 135 Lang Road, is seeking people to interview on the topic of tobacco. The project is a collaboration with Mary Mahoney of Audio Shelfie and Chapters Podcast and will explore the stories of tobacco workers and preserve them in digital format.

They are seeking interview subjects to begin recording in November. In an effort to honor as many voices as possible, women and people of color are encouraged to participate. Anyone interested in sharing their memories may email [email protected] or call 860-285-1888.

Leila Daw Art Exhibit

WINDSOR — An exhibition of artwork in mixed media by Connecticut artist Leila Daw will be on display in the Sue and Eugene Mercy Jr. Gallery at The Loomis Chaffee School, 4 Batchelder Road, through Dec. 7. The exhibit will feature work inspired by Daw’s recent project in Myanmar, with traditional shwe chi doe tapestry artists, developing map imagery related to cross-cultural myths.

Prosser Library Events

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 will take place at Prosser Public Library, unless otherwise noted.

Chess: Monday, Nov. 19, and 26, at 4 pm Find someone new to play with or help the beginners strengthen their game. Basic instruction will be provided for beginners. all ages

Chill Out & Knit: Thursdays, Nov. 29, at 3:45 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.

Wintonbury Poetry Series: Thursday, Nov 15, at 7 pm Where: McMahon Wintonbury Library Children’s Room. Wethersfield poet Eileen Albrizio, former ABC and NPR radio news host and journalist and co-owner of a comic book store in Rocky Hill, writes novels, short stories, plays and poetry, and tonight will read from her poetry collections. Essex poet Leslie McGrath has been called “an oral historian of the alienated.”

Make Holiday Cards, Crafts: Friday, Nov. 16, at 2 pm Make holiday cards or bring your own blank pages, photos, adhesives, scissors and memorabilia to a do-it-yourself craft time. The library will supply decorative papers, letters, fasteners and stickers for creating memorable pages for a scrapbook. Long-time craft enthusiast and facilitator Becki Colton will guide participants in creating their own memory books and special occasion cards. For adults. Limit of 12 participants, please register.

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Mac Users Group: Saturday, Nov. 17, at 11 am Join facilitator Marc Edrich for the Mac Users Group, an informal gathering of Apple product users. Bring your iPad, iPhone, or other Apple devices. Ask questions, learn tips and tricks, and share your knowledge. Beginners welcome. Registration is appreciated.

Line Dancing: Monday, Nov 19 at 6:30 pm Come on down to Prosser to learn a few basic line dancing steps. No previous experience is necessary. Wear non-grip footwear.

Coloring Day for All Ages: Saturday Nov 24, at 11 am Where: McMahon Wintonbury Library Children’s Room. The library will provide holiday themed coloring pages, crayons and colored pencils.

“Burial Rites” Prosser Book Discussion: Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7 pm All readers are welcome. Copies of the book are available at the library one month prior to the discussion date. Registration is appreciated.

The Opioid Epidemic, a community conversation and National Issues forum: Thursday, Nov. 29, at 6 pm Partnering with the University of Hartford, the library is offering a discussion using the National Issues Forums Institute format for the community conversation. Background materials will be available to participants at the library. Stop by the adult service desk to pick up the booklet to prepare for the conversation when you register to attend. Limited seating. Registration required.

CARES Socksober

WINDSOR — 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 in the LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Call Deb at 860-285-1839 for more information.

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