Book Club Bookstore Events
SOUTH WINDSOR — Book Club Bookstore, 869 Sullivan Ave., is hosting the after events. For added information, arrangement bookclubct.com or alarm 860-432-7411.
Young developed fantasy columnist Liz Delton: Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 6 to 7 p.m. She will allocution about the aboriginal book in the Arcera Triology, “Meadowcity.” This is a chargeless accident with ablaze refreshments. Signed books are for sale.
Book Club Bookstore welcomes three Connecticut authors on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Accommodated Connie Bombaci, columnist of “Hogan’s Hope,” and her analysis dog; Shawn Flynn, columnist of “The Kitty;” and Penny Goetjen, columnist of “The Empty Chair.”
Craft, Specialty Foods Show
SOUTH WINDSOR — The 5th anniversary Ability and Specialty Foods Show will booty abode from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at the South Windsor Senior Center, 150 Nevers Road.
In accession to a new array of unique, quality, handmade crafts, the accepted Grandma’s Anniversary Cupboard, a allowance abounding with specialty foods, is available. Admission is free.
Hand Backbone Exercise Classes
SOUTH WINDSOR — Duke backbone exercise classes will booty abode at South Windsor Senior Center, 150 Nevers Road, at 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Cost to appear is $2 per class.
In this class, the focus will be on convalescent backbone and ability of the hands. All fettle levels are encouraged, and everybody will apprentice techniques that will instantly access duke backbone as able-bodied as abatement duke pain. Proper anatomy will be emphasized, and participants will ascertain how the actual adjustment of the easily will access all appropriation potential. All accessories will be supplied by the instructor. To annals or with questions, alarm 860-648-6361.
Toy Drive For Puerto Rico
SOUTH WINDSOR-VERNON — Nevinna, a fourth grader at Orchard Hill, capital to accomplish abiding accouchement in Puerto Rico accept a present for this accessible anniversary season.
A toy drive will booty abode on Saturday, Dec. 9. Drop-off locations are at the Berkshire Hathaway South Windsor and Vernon offices until Dec. 15. Items in charge are toys for all ages, academy aliment and Toys ‘R’ Us, Target or Walmart allowance cards. Email RSVanity@gmail.com for added advice or means to help.
Friendly Shopper Volunteers Available
SOUTH WINDSOR — South Windsor’s Developed and Senior Casework has volunteers accessible to advice South Windsor association with grocery shopping. If you accept agitation abyssal the grocery abundance on your own, let one of our buried volunteers assist. Volunteers are able to advice you or can get advantage for you. Alarm Lindsey for added advice to see if you are eligible. This is not a annual based on banking need; rather based on concrete need. Alarm 860-648-6361, ext. 319.
Gingerbread House Festival
SOUTH WINDSOR — The Wood’s 7th anniversary Gingerbread House Anniversary opened Friday, Nov. 24, and will abutting Sunday, Dec. 10, at 783 Main St.
This year, the anniversary has partnered with several bounded authors to bless A Storybook Holiday. Accouchement and adolescent developed book authors will apprehend their books and advance adolescent visitors in appropriate activities and crafts. Developed book authors will be on duke to acknowledgment questions about their books and assurance copies which will be accessible for acquirement in the allowance shop.
Storybook characters, agreeable guests, and appropriate appearances by Santa Claus will be broadcast throughout the festival. Ye Olde Gingerbread Shoppe has additionally broadcast to accommodate the authors’ books, anniversary themed gifts, appetizing broiled appurtenances as able-bodied as specialty artisan and ability items for a adventitious to booty home some of the magic. Arrangement www.woodmemoriallibrary.org for a abundant schedule.
Community Action Agencies Accepting Activity Abetment Applications
AREA — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Casework aloof appear $67,255,113 in Low Assets Home Activity Abetment Affairs (LIHEAP) funding. This bulk is 90-percent of LIHEAP funds allocated for the Accompaniment of Connecticut.
Connecticut association disturbing to pay their annual bills this winter can administrate for home heating abetment through Connecticut’s Association Action Bureau Network. The Association Action Agencies (CAAs) are the abandoned nonprofit agencies administering LIHEAP, which provides home heating abetment to Connecticut’s best accessible residents. Anniversary CAA has appliance assimilation sites throughout their annual regions. Some sites may accommodate bounded boondocks halls, and barter should analysis with their bounded CAA for a complete armpit listing.
In Connecticut this affairs is alleged the Connecticut Activity Abetment Affairs (CEAP) and is housed beneath the Department of Amusing Casework (DSS). The state’s Association Action Agencies administrate the $74M affairs locally in all 169 cities and towns. CAAs are now accepting CEAP applications for the 2017-2018 winter division and apprehend added applications in the advancing weeks, abnormally as temperatures activate to drop. Homeowners and/or renters may apply, and funds may be acclimated to pay for whatever antecedent of heating association accept in their homes. This includes wood, electric, oil, kerosene, or accustomed gas.
CAAs will accredit oil deliveries starting Wednesday, Nov. 15, for those who calefaction with oil, propane, and deliverable fuels. May 1, 2018, is the aftermost day households can administrate for allowances unless the domiciliary is annual acrimonious and has a shut off apprehension for its primary antecedent of heat. May 15, 2018 is the aftermost day a annual acrimonious domiciliary with a shut off apprehension for its primary antecedent of calefaction can administrate for benefits.
Another aegis for Connecticut’s disturbing families is the annual moratorium, or winter hardship, which provides aegis for acceptable households adjoin calefaction antecedent shut-offs amid November 1st and May 1st. Gas and electric utilities cannot be shut off (summer or winter) if abridgement of the annual creates a life-threatening situation. If a chump is accepting agitation advantageous their annual bills during the winter adjournment period, Association Action Agencies will assignment with them on affordable annual acquittal programs, including the Matching Acquittal Affairs (MPP) and Below Budget Acquittal Plans. MPP is a acquittal allurement affairs that allows acceptable annual barter to advance year-round electric and gas annual and pay an agreed-upon bulk anniversary ages to pay bottomward the antithesis on their heating bill. If barter cannot acquiesce the annual acquittal plan, CAAs assignment with the chump and can abide a Below Budget Acquittal Plan based on the domiciliary assets and expenses.
A CEAP annual to a domiciliary automatically makes that domiciliary acceptable for weatherization services. So, in accession to heating assistance, CAAs will accredit barter to those agencies accouterment weatherization services, which helps abbreviate energy-related costs and ammunition acceptance in homes through retrofits and home advance measures. Additionally, there are funds accessible this year through the CAA for heating arrangement adjustment and backup if such casework are accounted all-important and as the bulk of funds allocated allow. Lastly, back a chump comes to a CAA for activity assistance, the bureau will additionally abetment barter in accessing added allowances for which they may be acceptable including SNAP and added aliment programs, banking counseling, adolescent care, and case management.
Connecticut’s atomic families attempt anniversary and every year to calefaction their homes in this a accompaniment with one of the accomplished annual ante in the country; barter abounding times accepting to accept amid heating and bistro or heating and advantageous for their medicines. CEAP allows them to not abandoned awning aerial home activity costs and accumulate balmy during the algid winter months, but gives low-income families the befalling to abode added critical, basal needs, rather than accepting to accept amid them. Any citizen who needs advice advantageous their heating bill this winter should acquaintance their Association Action Bureau immediately.
For added advice on Connecticut’s Activity Abetment Program, how to acquisition your bounded CAA to apply, or to accomplish a donation, arrangement www.cafca.org or acquaintance the Connecticut Association for Association Action (CAFCA), 144 Clinton Street, New Britain, CT, 06053, 860-832-9438.
SOUTH WINDSOR — The after activities for seniors will booty abode at the Charles N. Enes Association Center, 150 Nevers Road. To annals for any chargeless program, alarm Human Casework at 860-648-6361, ext. 335. Annals in the arrangement for any affairs acute payment.
Men’s Morning Group: This new Men’s accumulation will accommodated the third Friday of every ages at 9 a.m. Adore ablaze refreshments and alfresco backyard games. Alarm to register.
Walkers: If you appetite to airing alfresco but don’t appetite to airing alone, accompany this accumulation as they airing the trails appropriate abaft the Association Center. The accumulation meets at the Rotary Pavilion on Chief Ryan Way every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30 a.m. acclimate permitting, to airing at a apathetic pace.
Ballroom Dance Lessons: Lessons are Monday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. To join, acquaintance advisers Laura and Jason Gardiner at 860-875-7150. Couples only. Free.
Self-healing/Pain management: Apprentice how to amusement affliction finer after application drugs. You will apprentice about meditation; addition of hand-off techniques; how to handle ginger, amber powder, etc.; how to accomplish lighter heating pad to awning above surfaces; how to find/use accoutrement to administrate self-massage and added in this 6 anniversary session. Accompany Li-yun Hsu, a advance who has researched over 120 hours of online advice as she shares what she has learned. Tuesdays, Nov. 14 through Dec. 19 at 3 p.m. Alarm to register. Free.
Holiday Swag Workshop: Actualize your actual own anniversary adornment for your home on Friday, Dec. 8, at 9:30 a.m. Accompany Cathy from Container Crazy CT Workshops as she gives step-by-step instructions to advice you actualize your own masterpiece. Cost: $15 includes apprenticeship and a admirable mix of beginning greens to actualize this admirable swag. Amuse accompany anniversary décor, such as ornaments or award from home to add to your piece.
SOUTH WINDSOR — The South Windsor Public Library, 1550 Sullivan Ave., is alms the after events.
Family Belief are offered at South Windsor Public Library on best Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. This half-hour of belief and activities is presented by the Children’s agents and no allotment is required. Ancestors Belief is geared against accouchement ages 3 and up with at atomic one developed affiliate of their family.
Students age 10 and up are arrive to annals for the Amazing Animators Club at South Windsor Public Library. The Club meets on the 4th Saturday of the month. The accumulation meets in the Computer Lab in the Children’s Department and works on stop motion action films that will be uploaded to the library’s YouTube account. Space is limited. Alarm 860-644-5404 if you accept any questions.
Older elementary readers are arrive to accompany the Nutmeg Book Review at South Windsor Public Library; allotment is necessary. Guests may annals by calling 860-644-5404 or advancing into the Children’s Department at the library.
Special Needs Hockey Aggregation Recruiting New Players
AREA — The Connecticut Chasers, an ice hockey aggregation for individuals with concrete and bookish disabilities, is recruiting new players for the 2017-18 season, active from Nov. 4, through March 10, 2018.
Weekly practices are at Simsbury Farms Skating Rink in Simsbury from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The aggregation is attractive for players of all abilities and accomplishment levels ages 8 and up. “Learn to Skate” sessions are offered for those new to the ice.
Prospective players and their families are arrive to appear a convenance to see the fun for themselves. Some accessories is accessible to borrow for anyone who wants to try a convenance affair afore joining.
Athletes from throughout the Greater Hartford Area and above are welcome. Current players are from Avon, Canton, Ellington, Farmington, Glastonbury, Simsbury, South Windsor, and Windsor.
The Chasers were founded in 1997 by above Hartford Whaler Kelly Chase and the Connecticut Bottomward Syndrome Congress to accommodate a aggregation acquaintance for the players while allowance them advance their self-esteem, amusing skills, gross motor abilities and coordination. The aggregation is a appreciative affiliate of the American Appropriate Hockey Association and Appropriate Hockey International.
Last season, the Chasers had the account of confined as “Blue Line Buddies” for the Hartford Wolf Pack, continuing on the ice with the aggregation during the National Anthem afore a bold at the XL Center. The Chasers are attractive for agnate opportunities this season.
The aggregation additionally has scrimmages with the Southern Connecticut Storm of Bridgeport and the East Coast Jumbos of Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Email Ctchasershockey@gmail.com for added information.
Silver Sneakers Exercise Classes
SOUTH WINDSOR — The South Windsor Senior Center, 150 Nevers Road, is now a affiliate of the Argent Sneakers FLEX Association and can now action Argent Sneakers Exercise Classes at the center.
Silver Sneakers are exercise classes that are offered to seniors with assertive allowance plans, for free. Don’t accept argent sneakers insurance? You can still adore these classes for a fee of $2 per class, bead in. If you aren’t abiding if your allowance plan includes Argent Sneakers, alarm the centermost at 860-648-6361.
The new Argent Sneakers classes actuality offered accommodate cardio on Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., beef carelessness on Monday and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., ambit on Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m., and archetypal on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m.
SOUTH WINDSOR — A new men’s accumulation will accommodated the added Thursday of every ages at 9 a.m. at South Windsor Human Services, 150 Nevers Road.
Enjoy ablaze refreshments and accommodated new friends. Organizers are accessible to and attending advanced to suggestions on how guests appetite this accumulation to run. Alarm 860-648-6361, ext. 335, to annals anytime.
Food Pantry Needs Donations
SOUTH WINDSOR — The South Windsor Aliment Bank is badly in charge of food. Items best in charge are: cereal, tuna, canned chicken, canned pasta, jar spaghetti sauce, crackers, granola confined and added kid snacks, juice, canned fruit, rice, boxed potatoes, cardboard goods, toiletries, diapers in sizes four and bristles and feminine products.
Drop off donations to the South Windsor Human Casework office, 150 Nevers Road, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For added information, alarm 860-648-6361, ext. 319.
Girl Scout Recruitment
SOUTH WINDSOR — ‘Make New Friends’ is the affair for South Windsor Girl Scouts this year. Troops are basic for Girl Scout Daisies (grade K-1); Brownies (grades 2-3); Juniors (4-5); Cadettes (6-8); Seniors (9-10); and Ambassadors (grades 11-12).
Troops about accommodated alert a ages at bounded schools to plan activities that animate cooperation, friendship, association service, and accomplishment building. Developed volunteers are needed. No above-mentioned acquaintance is appropriate and training and abutment are provided. For added information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or acquaintance Lisa Kopper at 860-644-8588.
Fire Department Recruiting New Members
SOUTH WINDSOR — The South Windsor Advance Blaze Department is currently recruiting new associates of all ages and abilities who acquire a admiration to advice and a affection for service, as able-bodied as a faculty of pride and tradition.
Positions accommodate firefighter, blaze police, blaze charlatan for adolescence ages 14 to 17, abutment agents and blaze and activity safety. All training and accessories is included. For added information, amuse arrangement www.southwindsorfire.org or acquaintance Deputy Chief Scott Fine at 860-463-0500 or via email at email@example.com.
Lunch With Rabbi
SOUTH WINDSOR — Cafeteria With Rabbi, a account abstraction for developed learners with Rabbi Jeffrey Glickman meets the aftermost Thursday of every ages at Temple Beth Hillel at noon. No catch is required.
A soup cafeteria is provided. For added information, acquaintance the Temple at 860-282-8466 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Temple Beth Hillel is amid at 20 Baker Lane.
FISH Gluttonous Volunteers
SOUTH WINDSOR — South Windsor FISH (Friends In Annual Here) is gluttonous added volunteers for their busline and blast rosters. Volunteers serve abandoned one weekday a month, either accouterment busline to doctor’s accessories or recording arrangement requests. Alarm Phyllis Oswald at 860-644-2910 for added information.
Nutmeg Senior Rides
AREA — Nutmeg Senior Rides provides aperture through aperture busline for seniors and the visually broken in North Central Connecticut, and now has the online adequacy for volunteers to aces the rides that fit their schedule.
Volunteer drivers advice riders boutique and aces out their items, go to doctor appointments, bingo, cafeteria with accompany and more. Mileage for drivers is reimbursed at 40-cents per mile.
Volunteer drivers are bare for broadcast annual in Bloomfield, East Granby, East Windsor, Enfield, Granby, Somers, South Windsor, Suffield, Windsor, and Windsor Locks.
Applications to become a disciplinarian are accessible at www.NutmegSeniorRides.org or by sending an email to email@example.com. For added information, alarm Executive Director Margaret Smith Hale at 860-758-7833.
Blue Star Ancestors Associates Sought
SOUTH WINDSOR — South Windsor American Legion Post 133 wishes to admit ancestors associates residing aural the boondocks who accept ancestors currently confined as a affiliate of the Armed Forces of the United States.
Family members, authentic as spouse, parent, sibling, or added abutting relative, are acceptable to accept acceptance as a Blue Star Ancestors member. Post 133 would like to present a Blue Star pin to any South Windsor ancestors affiliate in account of a currently confined relative. Anyone who believes he or she qualifies is asked to acquaintance Art Sladyk at 860-648-1711 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday Night Services
SOUTH WINDSOR — Temple Beth Hillel of South Windsor, 20 Baker Lane, is agreeable the association to accompany them for Friday night services. Temple Beth Hillel is a ameliorate Synagogue that has a amusing apprenticed community.
Services led by Rabbi Jeffrey Glickman alpha Friday evenings at 7 p.m., with music by Cantor Scott Harris. Stay after and allocution to accompany and accomplish new ones. All are welcome. For added information, acquaintance the arrangement at 860-282-8466, email email@example.com or arrangement TBHSW.org.
Meals On Wheels Volunteers Needed
SOUTH WINDSOR — Meals On Wheels is gluttonous volunteers to bear to homes in South Windsor. Commitment can be as little as already a month. Training available. Alarm South Windsor Human Casework at 860-648-6361 for details.
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