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This fall 2019 edition of There’s a lot to do in Windsor highlights Windsor activities planned for September through December. We hope you’ll take time to read about the many programs and services offered for Windsor residents of all ages.

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Special thanks to Windsor’s own Dr. Leonard Hellerman for the cover photo. Dr. Hellerman has graciously donated his time and photographic art for the cover of this and every issue of our publication. We hope that as you and your family use each edition of this magazine, you’ll always feel free to call us with suggestions and criticism. If you are a non-profit, civic or religious organization and you would like to have your event considered for inclusion in future brochures, please don’t hesitate to call. Here’s our production schedule: • The winter 2020 edition will include January through April information Deadline: October 23 • The summer 2020 edition will include May through August information Deadline: February 19 • The fall 2020 edition will include September through December information Deadline: June 17 Enita Jubrey Assistant to the Town Manager 860-285-1835 jubrey@townofwindsorct.com Twitter @TownofWindsorct Facebook “f ” Logo

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Volume 22 – Number 3 There’s a lot to do in Windsor Published in January, May and September by the Town of Windsor ©2019 – Town of Windsor, CT All rights reserved.

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Finding the information you need The information in this publication is presented by age groupings with the “Everyone” section containing information on adult programming as well as special events for the whole family. Everyone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16 Kids: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-24 Teens: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-26 Seniors: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-35 Town Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act The Town of Windsor strives to accommodate all participants in all of our programs. If you require special services in order for you to participate, please include this on your registration form and try to give us at least two weeks notice prior to the program.


September September 1: One Source: Four Visions exhibition at the Windsor Art Center continues through September 28 featuring Andre Rochester, Takeyce Walter, Stephen Tyson and Francelise Dawkins. Four artists, using their distinctive styles and techniques, as a unified source of artistic expression and creativity. Free. 860866-2528, 40 Mechanic Street, windsorartcenter.org & Facebook. September 3: Beginning tonight, Hwa Yu Tai Chi class will meet from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the L.P. Wilson Community Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays through September 26. Hwa Yu is known for its benefits of toning muscles, improving balance and strengthening bones. Students work to develop their deep muscle tissue and mindfulness. $50.00. 860-285-1990. September 3: The Windsor Town Council will meet tonight from 7:30 PM until adjournment in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1800.

You really should learn something about that new smartphone, tablet or laptop! Grab your device (and your username and secret password) and Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks at the Windsor Pubic Library any Wednesday from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM until November 6. A Geek will appear and patiently and clearly explain your gadget and answer all of your questions. It’s as simple as that so why not give it a try? You won’t need an appointment and the best part is, the Geeks do it all for free.

September 4: Are you doing business in Windsor? Are you looking for a common sense approach to growing your business? The Windsor Business Connection is a great way to meet other local business people. We are a friendly, supportive group that meets monthly to share challenges and solutions as well as successes. The meetings offer opportunities for sharing information about your company, as well as referrals and testimonials. Bring your business cards! Free for local businesses. Today, we’re meeting at the Hampton Inn, 2168 Poquonock Avenue, 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. 860-688-5165 or windsorcc.org. September 4: The Windsor Inland, Wetlands, and Watercourses Commission will meet tonight from 7:00 PM until adjournment in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1987. September 5: Windsor’s Farmers Market continues today and every Thursday through October 17 at 240 Broad Street (corner of Broad and Maple). Shop a variety of fresh locally grown produce and specialty items and listen to music performed by Ben Mueller from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM. Come support Connecticut farming! 860-247-8982 or firsttowndowntown.org.

September 5: The Kiwanis Club of Windsor meets tonight and every Thursday from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at Jim’s Restaurant on Poquonock Avenue. 860-683-0653 or windsorkiwanis.org.

September 5: Researching your family? In three separate sessions of ABCs of Genealogy with Dave Robison, from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at the Windsor Historical Society, we’ll discuss where to go for research, types of documents and what they can tell us, common pitfalls, and online research strategies. This program will be offered again on September 12 and 18. $6.00 adults, $5.00 seniors, $4.00 WHS members. windsorhistoricalsociety.org to register online or 860-688-3813.

September 6: Windsor Art Center hosts Yoga with Liz Sauer from Route to Rise Yoga from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Beginners welcome! $15.00. 40 Mechanic Street. 860-688-2528, windsorartcenter.org and Facebook.

September 5: The Wilson Branch Library’s Adult Crafter’s Group meets each Thursday from 10:30 AM to12:30 PM. If you are working on a craft and would like to work in the company of like-minded adults, stop by and join the group. Free. 860-247-8960.

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September 5: The Windsor Democratic Town Committee will meet tonight from 7:00 PM until adjournment in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1958.

September 7: A men’s breakfast from Christ Proclamation Church gather together on the first Saturday of each month from 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM at Bart’s Drive-In to enjoy breakfast and hear an inspiring biography on a worthy man from history. Newcomers are welcome. $7.00. tclark@christproclamation.org for more information.

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September 7: The Woman’s Club Annual Mum Sale will be held today from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM on the Town Green. $7.00 each or three for $20.00. 860-402-1067.

September 10: The Windsor Public Building Commission will meet tonight from 7:00 PM until adjournment in the Ludlow Room at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1870.

September 7: Magic Lincer Tennis Academy is holding Saturday lessons for all ages and skill levels. Lesson objectives are to introduce the skills necessary to play tennis, provide an overview of the rules and fundamentals and to explain the requirement for proper court etiquette, safety, and sportsmanship. Activities will also include teaching appropriate movement skills plus pre-striking and striking skills. These lessons are geared to make the experience fun and learn basic tennis skills. Please bring a tennis racquet, and water bottle. Classes are held at the Magic Lancer Tennis Academy, 109 Pierson Lane, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM through September 30. $55.00 860-285-1990.

September 10: The Windsor Town Planning and Zoning Commission will meet tonight from 7:00 PM to adjournment in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1981.

September 9: Please join us for a free 2-part program, “Keeping You and Your Heart Healthy,” presented by Registered Dietitian Michelle Mattia today and Wednesday September 11 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Council Chamber at Windsor Town Hall. A variety of topics related to health and well-being will be covered. The program is for adults age 18 and over. Free cholesterol screening will be offered to those who attend and a light dinner will be served. Pre-registration is needed. 860-285-1824. September 9: Set a goal to improve your public speaking skills at Windsor Toastmasters at the L.P. Wilson Community Center from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. We can teach you to speak effectively in front of groups or in interviews. Enjoy our fun, friendly and supportive environment. Free. Call Wanda at 860-680-5955 or visit tmwindsorct.toastmastersclubs.org. September 10: Windsor C.A.R.E.S. (Citizens Assisting Residents Everywhere by Sharing) meets today at the L.P. Wilson Community Center in All Purpose One room from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Here is an opportunity to get involved in community service projects that benefit others such as making sandwiches for homeless people, adopting a family, preparing a meal for a shelter and more. Volunteer for as little or as much as you can. Free. 860-285-1839. September 10: The Windsor Lions meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Union Street Tavern. For more information on the Windsor Lion’s visit our website e-clubhouse.org/sites/windsorct/ or contact Jim Pfeifer, Membership Chairperson, 860-688-5575 or Randall Graff, President, 860-688-2714. September 10: Meet new people and have fun dancing at Scottish Country Dance Classes every Tuesday evening September 10 through June 9 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at Grace Church, 311 Broad Street. Partners not required but soft-soled shoes are a must. New dancers always welcome; we’ll teach you the steps. $5.00 per class; first class free. 203-631-0130. September 10: The Windsor Jaycees meeting takes place from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Union Street Tavern, 20 Union Street. The Jaycees meet on the second Tuesday of each month. If you are over the age of 18 you are eligible to be a Jaycee. To read about the Jaycees, visit windsorjaycees.com or call 860-922-0105. Follow us on social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @WindsorJaycees. September 10: The Windsor Commission on Aging and Persons with Disabilities will meet tonight from 7:00 PM until adjournment in the Dr. Primus Room at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1881. 2

September 11: The Windsor Chamber of Commerce’s September Business After Hours will be held from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM, hosted by The Print Hub located at 97 B Pierson Lane. Network with other businesses and learn more about this Windsor business. There will be a raffle and refreshments. Free to Windsor Chamber members and TVCA members. $5.00 for non-chamber members. 860-688-5165 or windsorcc.org. September 11: The SHARE GROUP meets today at Fitch Court in the Community Room from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Open to those who reside at Fitch Court. Each month has a different topic. Free. 860-285-1839. September 11: The Windsor Human Relations Commission will meet tonight from 6:30 PM until adjournment in the Ludlow Room at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1984. September 11: The Windsor Insurance Commission will meet tonight from 5:30 PM until adjournment in the Dr. Primus Room at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1851. September 12: Windsor’s Farmers Market continues today and every Thursday through October 17. See September 5 listing for details September 13: The 15th Annual Gala to benefit Mary’s Place, A Center for Grieving Children and Families will be held at The North House in Avon from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM. This year’s ‘Red Carpet Gala’ will be an elegant evening featuring dinner, dancing, silent auction and spirit pull. Tickets are $100.00 per person. Corporate and individual sponsorships available. Mary’s Place provides grief support at no cost to children and families throughout Connecticut and Southwestern Massachusetts. For more information and/or to purchase tickets, please visit marysplacect.org/gala or call 860-688-9621. September 13: The Windsor Education Foundation is sponsoring Wine Bottle Bingo at Matthies Hall, OE Homestead from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. This will be an exciting night of bingo played for wine prizes. The event includes a wine pull and a silent auction. Ticket includes wine service, table snacks and bingo card. Tickets $45.00; table of 8 reserved. 860-687-1054 September 15: The Not-So-Golden Life of the Gilded Age Wife. Join well-known speakers Velya Jancz-Urban and her daughter Ehris Urban, the Grounded Goodwife, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM at the Oliver Ellsworth Homestead, 778 Palisado Avenue, in their second Windsor appearance, as they describe the engrossing, humorous, and sometimes taboo topics faced by women in the Gilded Age. Content is appropriate for older teens and adults. Tickets are available at the door for $10.00. Refreshments will be served. 860-688-8717 or email ema@ctdar.org. September 16: Professional organizer Jan Baltrush will show you the how and why of organizing all your stuff. Systems are the answer! Find easy solutions, simplify your life, and “reclaim” your home and office at Jan’s Find Your Stuff! Decluttering workshop from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at the Wilson Branch Library. All ages. Register in advance. Free. 860-247-8960. townofwindsorct.com


September 16: Cardio Mix is a program designed to target major muscle groups and effective weight training. It meets at the L.P. Wilson Community Center from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM each Monday and Wednesday through October 28. Dee Abrams is a certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor. Classes end with strength training and stretching. $84.00. 860-285-1990. September 16: For a fast paced aerobic workout in shallow and optional deep water utilizing water’s properties of buoyancy and resistance, try Water Fitness. Work your way to a stronger body using waters natural resistance. It meets at the Windsor High School pool from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM each Monday and Wednesday through October 28 (No Class October 14). $90.00. 860-285-1990. September 16: The Windsor Town Council will meet tonight from 7:30 PM until adjournment in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1800. September 17: Join First Town Downtowns Marketing Madness and get ready for doing business during the holidays! Paula Pierce and Jane Garibay will show you how to have a more lucrative holiday season. Meet us at Bean 226 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Free. 860-247-8982 or firsttowndowntown.org. September 17: The Diabetic Support Group meets today at the L.P. Wilson Community Center in All Purpose One Room from 11:00 AM to noon. Open to those with diabetes and their family members. Free. RSVP to 860-285-1839. September 17: The health of our gut is the foundation of all health. By healing your gut, you can help heal chronic illness and inflammation. Join us at the Windsor Public Library from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM to hear Sarah Farid-Chaudhry, a nutritionist, present about Gut Health. Learn about food sensitivities, chronic GI inflammation, testing options, and the role of an elimination diet. Free. 860- 285-1918 to register or online at windsorlibrary.com. September 17: The Mercy Gallery in the Richmond Art Center at Loomis Chaffee School will be opening for a large-scale installation sculpture by James Tyler through June 2020. An opening reception will be held today, from 6:45 PM to 8:00 PM. The public is invited to attend, and admission is free of charge. For information about the gallery and opening hours, connect to loomischaffee.org/mercy or call 860-687-6030.

Windsor Discovery Center and Montessori School Windsor Discovery Center and Windsor Montessori School early care and educational programs are for children ages 6 weeks through 12 years. The Discovery Center has been operated by the Town of Windsor since 1980 in the beautiful downtown Historic District. Child care and Montessori education are provided year-round offering flexible schedules. Montessori certification and/or degrees in early childhood education are held by all full time teaching staff. Hours are 6:45 AM to 5:30 PM. windsormontessorict.com.

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A lot of crafters do, and some of them get together for an Adult Crafters Group on Thursdays from 11:00 AM to noon at the Wilson Branch Library. Are you a beginner? You know – begin a project and never finish it? Bring your craft project and work on it in the company of likeminded individuals. All ages are welcome, but this free program is intended for adults and seniors. 860-247-8960. September 17: The Windsor Board of Education will meet tonight from 7:00 PM until adjournment in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. Free. 860-687-2000. September 18: First Town Downtown will hold its Main Street Matters Meeting from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the Bean@226. Windsor Police Department will show us how we can protect ourselves and teach safety awareness. Free. 860-247-8982 or firsttowndowntown.org. September 18: The Windsor Economic Development Commission will meet today from 4:00 PM until adjournment in the Ludlow Room at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1877. September 18: The Windsor Zoning Board of Appeals will meet tonight from 7:00 PM until adjournment in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1961. September 19: Windsor’s Farmers Market continues today and every Thursday through October 17. See September 5 listing for details. September 19: WIN-TV – Create Your Own Podcast. Meets today from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. You’ll learn how to create, record, and publish your own basic podcast, and get people to listen. This is a hands-on workshop using real equipment to create an actual podcast during the workshop time. $25.00. Sign up by calling 860-688-2626 or online www.win-tv.org. September 19: The Windsor Republican Town Committee will meet tonight from 7:30 PM until adjournment in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1957.

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September 19: The Windsor Public Library welcomes the Doug Maher Trio with Joe McCarthy and Lou Bocciarelli, who will present improvisations on original compositions that are influenced by Jazz, Latin and Americana music. Also featured are unique arrangements of standard songs from the great American songbook. The Doug Maher Jazz Trio will perform from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Free. 860-285-1918. September 19: What to Do With Stuff the Kids Don’t Want. Many seniors and their adult children face this dilemma. Come to Windsor Historical Society from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM for a session with James Selig of James Selig Estate Jewelry and Antiques and discover some solutions that might work for you. $6.00 adults, $5.00 seniors, $4.00 WHS members. windsorhistoricalsociety.org to register online or 860-688-3813. September 20: WIN-TV PSA Filming Day will take place from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the WIN-TV studios at the L.P. Wilson Community center and will continue on the 3rd Friday of each month. WIN-TV assists non-profits and civic groups to film a 30 second PSA about their organization or upcoming event. Appointments are needed. Free. More information and sign up at win-tv.org. September 21: The annual Windsor Freedom Trail Run will begin at 5:30 AM at the Archer Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 320 Hayden Station Road, and will end at the Riverside Cemetery on East Street, a site where a number of African American soldiers from the Connecticut 29th and 31st Colored Regiments and other civil war units are buried. The run is approximately 3.9 miles and a bus will follow the runners. A Freedom Trail T-shirt will be given to all runners and a country style breakfast will be served at the church for event participants after the run. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Windsor Food Bank. Free. Register at wftrun2019.eventbrite.com or call 860-688-2479.

September 21: Today is your chance to get rid of unwanted electronic equipment while acting to reduce trash in our landfills and protect the environment. Windsor Conservation Commission is pleased to hold a Free E-Cycle Day from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the town hall parking lot. The event will be operated by TAKE 2, a renowned electronic recycling business. Remove clutter from your home. Bring your computers, printers, old monitors, and TVs. Free. 860-285-1987. September 21: Friends of Windsor Animal Care & Control invite you to our Mums Sale Fundraiser held at Bart’s, 55 Palisado Avenue, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (or until plants are gone). All proceeds go to Windsor’s Pet Food Pantry. Stop in, help support Windsor pets, and enjoy Bart’s Famous Hot Dog or delicious baked goods. 860-249-9463.

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The Windsor Jaycees The Windsor Jaycees is a volunteer group of young professionals dedicated to serving all citizens of Windsor. Every year the Jaycees sponsor Christmas Tree Sales, the Shad Derby Parade and Festival on the Green and the Sheila Schmidt Special Ed Fishing Tournament. Proceeds from these events are used to fund other civic causes throughout the town, such as high school scholarships for several Windsor seniors and the Jaycees Challengers Baseball team. Anyone interested in volunteering for any of these events or learning more about the Windsor Jaycees is invited to join us on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM at Union Street Tavern, 20 Union Street. For more information please contact the president of the Jaycees at president@windsorjaycees.com or go to our website at windsorjaycees.com. September 21: The Friends of Northwest Park present the 37th Annual Country Fair from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Northwest Park. Come enjoy some good old fashioned fun for the entire family including entertainment, hay rides, pony rides and games galore. Decorate a pumpkin; build a scarecrow; enter the crafts, flower and kitchen and garden competitions; visit the food court for a variety of items presented by local civic organizations. Find a good bargain at the silent auction, the proceeds from which will be dedicated to the upgrade and expansion of the maple sugar shack. Rounding out the day will be many demonstrations by local organizations, students, boy scouts and Northwest Park staff as well as the popular CTChip (Child Identification Program). Tour the maple sugarhouse and the tobacco museum and visit the Master Gardeners from UCONN’s Hartford County Co-Op Extension at the organic garden to answer your gardening questions. Stop by the farmers’ market and take home some local treats. Rain date: Sunday, September 22 from noon to 4:00 PM. $4.00 kids, $5.00 adults, children 3 and under free. 860-285-1886 or northwestpark.org. September 22: Let well known dog trainer Laurie Fass help you bring out the very best in your family pet at Dog Training Class Level 1. Classes begin today from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at the L.P. Wilson Community Center and will end on October 27. Activities will include leash manners, sit, stay, heel, come, drop it, and more. Learn how to communicate in way that makes sense to your dog. Group classes are not appropriate for dogs with aggression issues$90.00 for Windsor residents and $100.00 for non-residents860-667-1847 or laurie@ lauriefassdogtraining.com with specific questions about your dog and the training or call 860-285-1990 with other questions September 22: Well know dog trainer Laurie Fass can help you bring out the very best in your family pet at Dog Training Class Level 2 today from 10:35 AM to 11:35 AM at the L.P. Wilson Community Center through October 27. Any dog completing a beginner class or has had basic training may sign up for level 2 class to learn skills such as getting off leash reliability, advancing basic commands, like sitting and down from a distance, coming to heel position while moving, etc. This course will also increase your understanding and communication skills with your dog while keeping your dog mentally active and challenged. Group classes are not appropriate for dogs with aggression issues. $90.00 for Windsor residents. Contact Laurie at 860-667-1847 or laurie@lauriefassdogtraining.com with specific questions about your dog and the training. townofwindsorct.com


September 22: Antiques Appraisal Day at Windsor Historical Society. Enjoy an “Antiques Road Show” type event from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. For $5.00 per artifact, experts associated with Nadeau’s Auction Gallery and James Selig Estate Jewelry and Antiques and their colleagues appraise manuscripts, and paper goods, clothing and textiles, furniture, glass and ceramics, metal goods, toys and jewelry. Limit: Five artifacts per person. windsorhistoricalsociety.org to register online or 860-688-3813. September 23: Make this year the year you join the Monday Morning Book Club for a lively discussion of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Discussions are held at the Windsor Public Library on the fourth Monday of every month from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM downstairs in Meeting Room 2. Books are available at the Lending Desk, one month prior to each meeting. Free. 860-285-1918. September 23: What does life without cable look like? Are you ready to Cut the Cord? Join us at the Wilson Branch Library and hear from a staff member who has made the change. We’ll talk about the differences between streaming services and broadcast options. Join us at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM and get your questions answered for free. 860-247-8960. September 23: Show yourself some love by improving your communication skills with the Windsor Toastmasters at the L.P. Wilson Community Center from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Gain the courage to speak clearly and from the heart in our friendly and relaxed environment. Free. Call Wanda at 860-680-5955 or visit tmwindsorct.toastmastersclubs.org. September 24: The WIN-TV Board of Directors meeting is tonight from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the L.P. Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue. Free. 860-688-2626. September 24: The Windsor Conservation Commission will meet tonight from 7:00 PM until adjournment in the Dr. Primus Room at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1987. September 24: The Windsor Youth Commission will meet tonight from 6:30 PM until adjournment in the Community Center at 330 Windsor Avenue, Activity Room 2. Free. 860-285-1946. September 24: The Windsor Public Building Commission will meet tonight from 7:00 PM until adjournment in the Ludlow Room at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1870. September 25: The Wilson/Deerfield Advisory Committee will meet tonight from 7:00 PM until adjournment at the Caring Connection in the Community Center at 330 Windsor Avenue. Free. Call 860-285-1877. September 26: Windsor’s Farmers Market continues today and every Thursday through October 17. See September 5 listing for details. September 26: Veterans Coffee Hour meets today at the L.P. Wilson Community Center in the Senior Center Lounge Cafe from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM. Coffee and conversation to promote information sharing, camaraderie and education as to benefits and entitlements Veterans may be eligible for. Refreshments provided. Free. 860-285-1839. townofwindsorct.com

September 26: Here’s your chance to learn more about the operation of the Town of Windsor and get a “behind the scenes look” at day-to-day operations. The seven-week interactive Citizen’s Academy begins tonight in the Town Hall Council Chambers from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. See what happens when a 911 call is received, climb up in a snow plow, try on firefighting equipment and more! Learn about town and Board of Education departments, how you can participate in the decisions of the Town Council, tour the town and visit various town facilities uncovering facts about your town services you never knew! Free. To register, call 860-285-1835 or online at townofwindsorct.com. September 26: Join us at the Windsor Public Library from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM for a Lotus Lantern Workshop. The members of Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project will be on hand to help you make a lovely lotus flower lantern using colorful paper and wire frames. Registration is needed. Free. Call 860-285-1918 or register online at windsorlibrary.com. September 27: A Proclamation Conference will be held today from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM and tomorrow from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Christ Proclamation Church, 100 Pigeon Hill Road. New Testament theologian Tom Schreiner will be speaking. Participants will receive a copy of his latest book along with lunch and light refreshments on Saturday. $20.00 student, $50.00 individual and $90.00 per couple. tclark@christproclamation.org. September 28: 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 at today’s 3.9 mile Windsor Freedom Trail Walking Tour. Everyone will meet at the Archer Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church at 7:30 AM and then be transported to the first site, Riverside Cemetery on East Street, to start the tour. (A bus will follow the walkers.) Participants will then walk to the Nancy Toney grave site, the Joseph Rainey House, the William Best House, and the historic Archer Memorial church cemetery. A Freedom Trail visor will be given to all participating walkers and a continental breakfast will be available at the church for event participants after the walk. Free. Register at wftwalkingtour19. eventbrite.com or call 860-688-2479. September 30: The Windsor Housing Authority will meet today from 3:00 PM until adjournment at Fitch Court, 156 Bloomfield Avenue. Free. 860-285-8090.

October October 1: Beginning tonight, Hwa Yu Tai Chi class will meet from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the L.P. Wilson Community Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays through October 31. Hwa Yu is known for its benefits of toning muscles, improving balance and strengthening bones. Students work to develop their deep muscle tissue and mindfulness. $50.00. 860-285-1990. October 1: The Windsor Commission on Aging & Persons with Disabilities will meet tonight from 7:00 PM until adjournment in the Dr. Primus Room at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1881. 5

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October 3: Windsor’s Farmers Market continues today and every Thursday through October 17. See September 5 listing for details. October 3: What better way to stay in shape this fall than swimming laps? Lap Swim will be held on Tuesdays at the Windsor High School indoor pool from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM and Thursdays 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM through December 5. Sessions are subject to change and lanes are shared. Register at the Recreation Office or online at townofwindsorct. com. We cannot accept money at the door. There is no lap swim on November 28. $15.00. 860-285-1990.

Chain, Slip Stitch and a Magic Loop I read on the internet, (so, it must be true) that crocheting is gaining popularity at slip stitch speed! There are talented crocheters happy to teach others how to crochet in a welcome, comfortable setting on our mezzanine. Learn to Crochet is offered from 11:00 AM to noon every Tuesday during May at the Windsor Public Library. No registration or previous experience necessary for this free informal, drop-in program. 860-285-1918. October 1: Michelle Wyman and Patty O’Brian, Dementia Specialists from Hartford Heathcare Center for Healthy Aging, will present a 5-part series on Healthy Minds at the Windsor Public Library. This series will focus on how to protect, preserve and improve your memory. Attendees are encouraged to attend all sessions. This program will take place from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM on October 1, October 8, October 15, October 22, and October 29. Free. 860-285-1918 to register or online at windsorlibrary.com. October 1: The Windsor Public Library welcomes Jean Baur, author, career coach, and speaker, to present Turn Off Your Computer and Get a Job! In this interactive workshop, learn smart search strategy. Find out why diversifying your job search methods makes sense. And tap into the hidden job market while motivating your network to help you. This program will be from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. 860- 285-1918 to register or online at windsorlibrary.com. October 1: Meet new people and have fun dancing at Scottish Country Dance Classes every Tuesday evening September 10 through June 9 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at Grace Church, 311 Broad Street. Partners not required but soft-soled shoes are a must. New dancers always welcome; we’ll teach you the steps. $5.00 per class; first class free. 203-631-0130. October 1: The Windsor Inland, Wetlands, and Watercourses Commission will meet tonight from 7:00 PM until adjournment in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1987. October 2: The Windsor Business Connection is a great way to meet other local businesspeople. Today we will be at Bart’s, 55 Palisado Avenue from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. Free for local businesses. See September 4 listing for details. 860-688-5165 or windsorcc.org. 6

October 3: The Kiwanis Club of Windsor meets tonight and every Thursday from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at Jim’s Restaurant on Poquonock Avenue. 860-683-0653 or windsorkiwanis.org. October 3: Julie Ribchinsky, cellist and Professor of Music at Central Connecticut State University, will present a Cello Concert at the Windsor Public Library from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The concert will feature the autumnal D minor Suite as well as Golijov’s, Omaramour and the tangos and music of Carlos Gardel. Come hear how the technique and musical soul of the cello emerged from past to present. Free. 860-285-1918. October 3: Windsor as Phoenix: Remembering the 1979 Tornado from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Poquonock School. Windsor Historical Society and WIN-TV’s staff have recorded forty people and pored through photographs and documents resulting in this documentary premiering tonight at Poquonock School, command center for rescue and recovery operations in 1979. Learn how Windsor recovered from a terrible day in its history from people who were there. $6.00 adults, $5.00 seniors, $4.00 WHS members and WIN-TV affiliated. windsorhistoricalsociety.org to register online or 860-688-3813. October 3: The Windsor Democratic Town Committee will meet tonight from 7:00 PM until adjournment in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1958. October 5: The latest crop of First Town Downtown Heritage Bricks will be installed today into the brick patio on the green across from Central Street from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. All bricks purchased or gifted over the last few months will be brought together and laid into the patio for future generations to enjoy. Free. 860-247-8982 or firsttowndowntown.org. October 5: A men’s breakfast from Christ Proclamation Church will gather together on the first Saturday of each month from 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM at Bart’s Drive-In to enjoy breakfast and hear an inspiring biography on a worthy man from history. Newcomers are welcome. $7.00. tclark@christproclamation.org for more information. October 5: Magic Lincer Tennis Academy is holding Saturday lessons for ages and skill levels. Lesson objectives are to introduce the skills necessary to play tennis, provide an overview of the rules and fundamentals and to explain the requirement for proper court etiquette, safety, and sportsmanship. With the very young players, activities will also include teaching appropriate movement skills plus pre-striking and striking skills. These lessons are geared to make the experience fun and learn basic tennis skills. Please bring a tennis racquet and water bottle. Classes are held at the Magic Lincer Tennis Academy, 109 Pierson Lane from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM through October 26. $55.00. 860-285-1990.

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October 5: Beckoning the Mountain: Honoring Nature, Reflection, and the Creative Self. Join nature writer Katherine Hauswirth, author of The Book of Noticing: Collections and Connections on the Trail, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Northwest Park, in an exploration of stillness and observation in nature and how this can help build a sense of connection and creativity. She’ll share an award-winning piece from her book and offer tips for making the most of even brief forays into the natural world. Participants will part ways for a segment of the session to spend time alone in nature. There will be time at the end for reflecting on the experience and discussing how to take it further. Sponsored by the Friends of Northwest Park. Registration needed. $10.00 (Windsor residents), $15.00 (nonresidents), Free for FONWP members who are asked to call to verify registration. 860-285-1886. October 7: What does life without cable look like? Are you ready to Cut the Cord? Join us at the Windsor Public Library and hear from a staff member who has made the change. We’ll talk about the differences between streaming services and broadcast options. Drop in to Meeting Room 1 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM and get your questions answered for free. 860-285-1918. October 7: The Windsor Town Council will meet tonight from 7:30 PM until adjournment in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1800. October 8: The Windsor Lions meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Union Street Tavern. For more information on the Windsor Lions visit our website clubhouse.org/sites/windsorct/ or contact Jim Pfeifer, Membership Chairperson, 860-688-5575 or Randall Graff, President, 860-688-2714. October 8: The Windsor Jaycees meeting takes place from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Union Street Tavern. The Jaycees meet on the second Tuesday of each month. If you are over the age of 18 you are eligible to be a Jaycee. To read about the Jaycees, visit windsorjaycees.com or call 860-922-0105. Follow us on social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @WindsorJaycees. October 8: The Windsor Board of Ethics will meet tonight from 7:00 PM until adjournment in the Dr. Primus Room at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1800. October 8: The Windsor Public Building Commission will meet tonight from 7:00 PM until adjournment in the Ludlow Room at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1870. October 8: The Windsor Town Planning and Zoning Commission will meet tonight from 7:00 PM to adjournment in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1981. October 8: Windsor C.A.R.E.S. (Citizens Assisting Residents Everywhere by Sharing) meets today at the L.P. Wilson Community Center in the All Purpose One room from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Here is an opportunity to get involved in community service projects that benefit others such as making sandwiches for homeless people, adopting a family, preparing a meal for a shelter and more. Volunteer for as little or as much as you can. Free. 860-285-1839. townofwindsorct.com

October 8: The Healthy Minds series continues at the Windsor Public Library from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. See the October 1 listing for details. October 9: The Windsor Chamber of Commerce’s October Business After Hours will be held today from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM, hosted by 360 Federal Credit Union, 191 Ella Grasso Turnpike in Windsor Locks. Area businesses have the opportunity to network with other businesses in a social atmosphere and build relationships. There will be a raffle and refreshments. Free to Windsor Chamber members and TVCA members. $5.00 for non-chamber members. 860-688-5165 or windsorcc.org. October 9: The SHARE GROUP meets today at Fitch Court in the Community Room from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Open to those who reside at Fitch Court. Each month has a different topic. Free. 860-285-1839. October 9: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Mini Conference will be held today at the L.P. Wilson Community Center from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Are you a grandparent or kin raising grandchildren? It can’t be easy parenting the second time around and we want to offer you some support. This event will consist of speakers, sharing, relaxing and gaining new insights to raising a family in 2019 on a fixed income and minimal support. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Free. Register at 860-285-1839. October 9: The Windsor Human Relations Commission will meet tonight from 6:30 PM until adjournment in the Ludlow Room at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1984. October 9: The Windsor Insurance Commission will meet tonight from 5:30 PM until adjournment in the Dr. Primus Room at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1851. October 10: Windsor’s Farmers Market continues today and every Thursday through October 17. See September 5 listing for details. October 12: Windsor Art Center opening reception from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM for Self Preservation: An Artist Selfie. Artists from all over Connecticut have been invited to participate in this reflective exhibition that includes all styles of self-portraiture including realism, abstraction, traditional, nonrepresentational, modern, and conceptual portraiture. Free. Exhibit runs through November 23. 860-688-2528, 40 Mechanic Street, windsorartcenter.org and Facebook. October 12: Today is the Windsor Lions Fall Arts & Craft Fair from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on the Town Green featuring artisans from all over New England. This is a great opportunity to get a head start on holiday shopping. Admission is free with food and refreshments available for sale. Applications for booth space are available on the Windsor Lions Club Website at e-clubhouse. org/sites/windsorct/ or email krf.lions@gmail.com.

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October 12: The 2019 Chili Challenge will be presented by the Windsor Jaycees from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on the Windsor Town Green. (Rain date is October 13.) Taste the flavors and feel the excitement of the community battling it out to see whose chili is the best! Check our website for event updates and how to get involved at windsorjaycees. com and follow us on social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @WindsorJaycees. Proceeds will go directly back into the Windsor community. October 12: The Windsor Kiwanis invites all civic organizations to participate in our Annual Canoe Race. This is the 12th year of this event to benefit the Windsor Food and Fuel Banks. The race will be held in connection with the annual Chili Challenge on the town green from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. There’s no paddling! The organization that fills its canoe with the most donations for the food and fuel banks wins the race. 860-683-0653. October 13: The Proclamation Five Year Celebration will be held today at Christ Proclamation Church at 100 Pigeon Hill Road with a service at 10:00 AM followed by hamburgers, hot dogs and a bouncy house. Free. tclark@christproclamation.org or 860-731-7933. October 14: Join us from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM at the Wilson Branch Library for The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimers, a discussion with the Yale Alzheimer’s Disease Center. We will explore the difference between normal aging and dementia. This presentation will define dementia including its various causes, and discuss the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Free. Register in advance at 860-247-8960. October 14: Tonight the Windsor Toastmasters will meet at the L.P. Wilson Community Center from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Gain confidence and amaze yourself with what you can accomplish. We will teach you to speak clearly and from the heart in our friendly and relaxed environment. Free. Call Wanda at 860-680-5955 or visit tmwindsorct. toastmastersclubs.org. October 15: The Diabetic Support Group meets today at the L.P. Wilson Community Center in the All Purpose One Room from 11:00 AM to noon. Open to those with diabetes and their family members. Free. RSVP to 860-285-1839. October 15: Between 25-45 million people in the United States suffer from IBS and about 10 million from Fibromyalgia. Although the cause of both is considered unknown, learn about how uncommon food reactions may contribute to flare-ups and symptoms. Join us at the Windsor Public Library from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM to hear Sarah FaridChaudhry, a nutritionist, present about IBS and Fibromyalgia. Learn about how nutrition and testing can help improve these conditions. Free. 860-285-1918 to register or online at windsorlibrary.com.

October 17: Windsor’s Farmers Market wraps up for the 2019 fall season today See September 5 listing for details. October 17: The Windsor Republican Town Committee will meet tonight from 7:30 PM until adjournment in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1957. October 18: Join us from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM and enjoy fall crafts, fun games, bounce house, music, face painting, puppet show and lots of fun for all ages at Night of 1001 Pumpkins at the L.P. Wilson Community Center. Wander through our Haunted Gym for frighteningly good fun. There are separate areas of activities for young children so there is plenty to do even if you don’t want to experience the fright fun. We will also have both scarecrow and pumpkin carving contests with prizes for creativity! Food items are available for sale in our “festival café” and there are complimentary goodie bags for children. $3.00 per person or $8.00 per family. 860-285-1990. October 18: Windsor Art Center at 40 Mechanic Street hosts Film Friday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Free. 860-688-2528, windsorartcenter. org and Facebook. October 18: WIN-TV PSA Filming Day takes place from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the WIN-TV studios at the L.P. Wilson Community Center on the third Friday of each month, WIN-TV assists non-profits and civic groups to film a 30 second PSA about their organization or upcoming event. Appointments are needed. Free. More information and sign up at win-tv.org. October 19: The Great Windsor History Hunt is starting at Windsor Historical Society today from noon to 4:00 PM. Pick up a clues book at the Society, find historic sites, snap a picture on your cell phone. Return to the Society to get photos checked and win prizes. Refreshments and prizes awarded from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. For all ages; families encouraged. $10.00 per carload, $5.00 per individual. windsorhistoricalsociety.org to register online or 860-688-3813. October 20: Windsor Art Center at 40 Mechanic Street hosts an Adult Portrait Workshop from noon to 4:00 PM. Instructor Michelle Hawran will guide students step by step on how to paint their very own 9”x12” self-portrait. $70.00 includes all materials. No experience required. Registration deadline by October 16. 860-688-2528, windsorartcenter.org and Facebook. October 21: The Windsor Town Council will meet tonight from 7:30 PM until adjournment in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1800. October 22: The WIN-TV Board of Directors meets tonight from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the L.P. Wilson Community Center. Free. 860-688-2626.

October 15: The Healthy Minds series continues at the Windsor Public Library from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. See the October 1 listing for details.

October 22: The Healthy Minds series continues at the Windsor Public Library from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. See the October 1 listing for details.

October 16: The Windsor Board of Education will meet tonight from 7:00 PM until adjournment in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. Free. 860-687-2000.

October 22: The Windsor Public Building Commission will meet tonight from 7:00 PM until adjournment in the Ludlow Room at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1870.

October 16: The Windsor Zoning Board of Appeals will meet tonight from 7:00 PM until adjournment in the Ludlow Room at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1961.

October 22: The Windsor Youth Commission will meet tonight from 6:30 PM until adjournment in the Community Center at 330 Windsor Avenue, Activity Room 2. Free. 860-285-1946.

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WinCal is Windsor’s online calendar where you can find everything there is to do in Windsor - all in one place! Listings will include school events, local business happenings and town events and programs. You’ll be able to easily find the information you need by searching the calendar by date, age group or categories such as entertainment, sports, travel or educational. October 23: Join us at the Windsor Public Library from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM for a four-part Quilting Workshop. Participants will learn the basics of quilting and go from beginner to finished product (a table runner) over four weeks. Please plan to attend all four sessions (October 23, 30, November 6, 13). For complete details, see windsorlibrary.com. Registration is needed. Free. 860-285-1920. October 23: The Windsor Chamber of Commerce and the League of Women Voters invite you to a Town Council Candidates Night that will be held from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Windsor Town Hall. Take this opportunity to meet with candidates running for public office and to ask the tough questions. Open to the businesses and the public. Free. 860-688-5165 or windsorcc.org. October 24: Veterans Coffee Hour meets today at the L.P. Wilson Community Center in the Senior Center Lounge Cafe from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM. Coffee and conversation to promote information sharing, camaraderie and education as to benefits and entitlements for which Veterans may be eligible. Refreshments provided. Free. 860-285-1839. October 26: Come and enjoy a delicious Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM hosted by Boy Scout Troop 149 at Trinity United Methodist Church located at 180 Park Avenue. Eat in or take out available. All-You-Can-Eat-Pancakes. $6.00 per adult, $4.00 for children 10 and under. 860-285-0294 or bsatroop149.com. October 26: Friends of Windsor Animal Care & Control invite you to our Community Halloween Party at Windsor’s Animal Shelter, 970 Marshall Phelps Road, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (Rain date October 27) Trick or Treat along the Animal Shelter Trail. Halloween Costume Contest for kids and pets. Pet and Owner Parade starts at 1:00 PM and prizes will be awarded for both child and pet. Free. 860-249-9463. October 26: Are you completely organized and check everything off your to-do list each day? Bullet Journaling is for the rest of us. The Windsor Public Library is hosting a bullet journal workshop from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM and each participant will receive their own journal. Free. Registration is needed. 860-285-1920 or windsorlibrary.com.

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October 28: Join us tonight at the Windsor Toastmasters at the L.P. Wilson Community Center from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. We can teach you to speak effectively in front of groups or in interviews. Gain the confidence to speak clearly and from the heart in our friendly and relaxed environment. Free. Call Wanda at 860-680-5955 or visit tmwindsorct.toastmastersclubs.org. October 28: Make this year the year you join the Monday Morning Book Club for a lively discussion of Detroit – An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff. Discussions are held at the Windsor Public Library on the fourth Monday of every month from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM downstairs in Meeting Room 2. Books are available at the Lending Desk, one month prior to each meeting. Free. 860-285-1918. October 29: Join us from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM at the Wilson Branch Library for Coping with Dementia: Strategies for Families, a discussion with the Yale Alzheimer’s Disease Center. We will explore the stages of dementia, the patient characteristics and problems arising within each stage, and appropriate coping strategies for family caregivers. Resources for caregiving will also be reviewed. Free. Register in advance. 860-247-8960. October 29: The Healthy Minds series continues at the Windsor Public Library from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. See the October 1 listing for details. October 29: Dr. Matthew Raider, a clinical physician, will present a workshop at the Windsor Public Library from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM titled, The Healing Power of Meditation, on how meditation can improve our physical, mental and spiritual health. You will have a chance to practice this simple technique that can reduce stress, enhance relaxation and promote inner growth. Free. 860-285-1918 to register or online at windsorlibrary.com. October 29: The Windsor Conservation Commission will meet tonight from 7:00 PM until adjournment in the Dr. Primus Room at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1987. October 30: The four-part Quilting Workshop continues this evening from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Windsor Public Library. See the October 23 listing for details. October 30: The Windsor Housing Authority will meet today from 3:00 PM until adjournment at Fitch Court, 156 Bloomfield Avenue. Free. 860-285-8090.

Windsor Hunger Action Team The Windsor Hunger Action Team is a committee made up of representatives from many civic organizations in town, members of the Social Services team, Board of Education Food Service, End Hunger Connecticut and many interested residents. The goal is to work on issues relating to hunger in our community. Meetings are held from August through June on the first Wednesday of each month from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM in the Ludlow Room at the Windsor Town Hall. The committee welcomes new members.

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October 31: First Town Downtown and Windsor Federal Savings invite you to Windsor Center from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM for some ghoulish treats and fun at Nightmare on Broad Street! Windsor businesses will be giving out treats to the youngsters and more. Broad Street will be closed to traffic. Free. 860-247-8982 or firsttowndowntown.org.

November November 2: A men’s breakfast from Christ Proclamation Church gather together on the first Saturday of each month from 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM at Bart’s Drive-In to enjoy breakfast and hear an inspiring biography on a worthy man from history. Newcomers are welcome. $7.00. tclark@christproclamation.org for more information. November 2: Magic Lincer Tennis Academy is holding Saturday lessons for all ages and skill levels. Lesson objectives are to introduce the skills necessary to play tennis, provide an overview of the rules and fundamentals and to explain the requirement for proper court etiquette, safety, and sportsmanship. With the very young players, activities will also include teaching appropriate movement skills plus pre-striking and striking skills. Please bring a tennis racquet and water bottle. Classes are held at the Magic Lincer Tennis Academy, 109 Pierson Lane from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM through November 23. $55.00. 860-285-1990. November 1: Windsor High School Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The Windsor High School Athletic Hall of Fame will hold its Induction of the class of 2019 at the Hartford/ Windsor Marriott Airport, 28 Day Hill Road, Windsor, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. $45.00 per person. WindsorHighHOF@gmail.com or windsorhighschoolathletichalloffame.org. The following nominees will be inducted that evening: Dick Lillibridge, Class of 1957 - Athlete Dave Muldoon, Class of 1973 - Athlete Dave Blanchard, Class of 1975 - Athlete Betty Gregory Joseph, Class of 1981 - Athlete Lynn Angelini Martine, Class of 1987 - Athlete Spencer Hartmann, Class of 2005 - Athlete Bob Stevenson – Coach (Boys Soccer, Baseball) Bill Walsh – Distinguished Supporter 1991 State Championship Baseball Team November 2: Grand Opening: Chaffee House Hands-On Doctor’s Office at the Windsor Historical Society from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Enjoy refreshments and be happy that modern medicine has evolved since the late 18th century! How would Dr. Chaffee have treated a fever? A broken bone? Check out Dr. Chaffee’s apothecary chest and medical texts, and mix up some remedies. Talk with Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking artists who produced the furnishings, and at 2:00 PM, hear more about diseases and treatments of Dr. Chaffee’s time from Al McKee. Free. 860-688-3813. November 4: Cardio Mix is a program designed to target major muscle groups and effective weight training. It meets at the L.P. Wilson Community Center from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM each Monday and Wednesday through December 18. (No Class on November 11 and 27). Classes end with strength training and stretching. $84.00. 860-285-1990.

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November 4: The Windsor Town Council will meet tonight from 7:30 PM until adjournment in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1800. November 4: Wondering how to ditch and switch the toxic chemicals in your home to clean naturally? Join us at the Windsor Public Library from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM to hear Katie Marquis present Chemical Free Cleaning. This class will share how essential oils are a great way to replace many of the chemicals you use to keep your home clean and how you can save more by doing so! Free. 860-285-1918 to register or online at windsorlibrary.com. November 4: For a fast paced aerobic workout in shallow and optional deep water utilizing water’s properties of buoyancy and resistance, try Water Fitness at Windsor High School pool from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM each Monday and Wednesday through December 18. (No Class on November 11 and 27.) Work your way to a stronger body using the water’s natural resistance. $90.00. 860-285-1990. November 5: Beginning tonight, Hwa Yu Tai Chi class will meet from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the L.P. Wilson Community Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays through November 26. Hwa Yu is known for its benefits of toning muscles, improving balance and strengthening bones. Students work to develop their deep muscle tissue and mindfulness. $50.00. 860-285-1990. November 5: Today is Election Day. From 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM, turn out to vote for the Town Council, Board of Education and Constables. You will be able to vote for any five candidates running for the Board of Education and the Town Council. For the office of Constable you will be able to vote for any two candidates. Optical scan voting technology will be used. For questions please contact 860-285-1902. Polling Places Polling Place

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November 5: Stop by the Wilson Branch Library anytime between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM to Make a Card for a Veteran. We have all the supplies you’ll need. Just drop in and write a note of gratitude to make someone’s day. Free. All ages. 860-247-8960.

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November 5: Meet new people and have fun dancing at Scottish Country Dance Classes every Tuesday evening through June 9 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at Grace Church, 311 Broad Street. Partners are not required but soft-soled shoes are a must. New dancers always welcome and we’ll teach you the steps. $5.00 per class; first class free. 203-631-0130. November 6: The Windsor Business Connection is a great way to meet other local business people. Today we will be at Day Hill Deli, 555 Day Hill Road from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. Free for local businesses. See September 4 listings for details. 860-6885165 or windsorcc.org. November 6: The four-part Quilting Workshop continues this evening from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Windsor Public Library. See the October 23 listing for details. November 6: The Windsor Inland, Wetlands and Watercourses Commission will meet tonight from 7:00 PM until adjournment in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1987. November 6: The Windsor Commission on Aging & Persons with Disabilities will meet tonight from 7:00 PM until adjournment in the Dr. Primus Room at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1881. November 7: The Kiwanis Club of Windsor meets tonight and every Thursday from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at Jim’s Restaurant on Poquonock Avenue. 860-683-0653 or windsorkiwanis.org. November 7: Tonight is First Thursdays Genealogy Support Group from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at Windsor Historical Society’s library. Just starting out? Experienced but stumped? Want access to Ancestry.com? Join others for discussion and problem-solving. Free. windsorhistoricalsociety.org or 860-688-3813. November 7: The Windsor Democratic Town Committee will meet tonight from 7:00 PM until adjournment in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1958. November 9: Hearth Cooking Class: Pies and Puddings for the Holidays with Becky Hendricks from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Windsor Historical Society. Choose between pumpkin, onion, apple, and cranberry pies and Marlborough and bread puddings. Prepare pies and puddings in the Strong-Howard House’s keeping room under Becky’s expert tutelage, then sample and/or take home. Limited to six participants. $25.00. windsorhistoricalsociety.org to register online or 860-688-3813. November 9: Come to Northwest Park for an exciting Owl Prowl tonight from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Give a hoot about these magnificent birds with an informative session on the lives of Connecticut’s native owls. This program includes a 30 minute owl walk with an owl calling session and concludes with a live owl presentation. Recommended for ages 8 and above. Registration needed. $8.00 per person (Windsor residents), $10.00 (non-residents). 860-285-1886.

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November 10: Let well known dog trainer Laurie Fass help you bring out the very best in your family pet at Dog Training Class Level 1. Classes begin today from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at the L.P. Wilson Community Center and will end on December 22. Activities will include leash manners, sit, stay, heel, come, drop it, and moreLearn how to communicate in way that makes sense to your dogGroup classes are not appropriate for dogs with aggression issues. $90.00 for Windsor residents and $100.00 for non-residents. 860-667-1847 or laurie@lauriefassdogtraining.com with specific questions about your dog and the training or call 860-285-1990 with other questions. November 10: Dog trainer Laurie Fass can help you bring out the very best in your family pet at Dog Training Class Level 2 today from 10:35 AM to 11:35 AM at the L.P. Wilson Community Center and will end on December 22. Any dog completing a beginner class or has had basic training may sign up for level 2 class to learn shill such as getting off leash reliability, advancing basic commands, like sitting and down from a distance, coming to heel position while moving, etc. This course will also increase your understanding and communication skills with your dog while keeping your dog mentally active and challenged. Group classes are not appropriate for dogs with aggression issues. $90.00 for Windsor residents. 860-285-1990. Contact Laurie at 860-6671847 or laurie@lauriefassdogtraining.com with specific questions about your dog and the training. November 11: The Windsor Veteran’s Day Observance will be held in the Council Chambers at town hall from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The Veteran’s Day address and music from the Windsor High School Band will be featured. Everyone is welcome to join us in honoring those who have served our country. Free. 860-285-1835. November 11: Put a little spring in your step tonight with the Windsor Toastmasters at the L.P. Wilson Community Center from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Gain the courage to speak clearly and from the heart in our friendly and supportive environment. Free. Call Wanda at 860-680-5955 or visit tmwindsorct. toastmastersclubs.org. November 12: Windsor C.A.R.E.S. (Citizens Assisting Residents Everywhere by Sharing) meets today at the L.P. Wilson Community Center in the All Purpose One room from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Here is an opportunity to get involved in community service projects that benefit others such as making sandwiches for homeless people, adopting a family, preparing a meal for a shelter and more. Volunteer for as little or as much as you can. Free. 860-285-1839. November 12: The Windsor Jaycees meeting takes place tonight from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Union Street Tavern. The Jaycees meet on the second Tuesday of each month. If you are over the age of 18 you are eligible to be a Jaycee. To read about the Jaycees, visit windsorjaycees.com or call 860-922-0105. Follow us on social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @WindsorJaycees.

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November 13: The SHARE GROUP meets today at the Fitch Court Community Room from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Open to those who reside at Fitch Court. Each month has a different topic. Free. 860-285-1839. November 13: The Windsor Human Relations Commission will meet tonight from 6:30 PM until adjournment in the Ludlow Room at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1984.

Some people have personal chefs or personal shoppers. How about your very own personal librarian? You can book a one hour consultation at the Windsor Public Library or the Wilson Branch Library for no charge! Book-A-Librarian is our one-on-one program for help with technology, including email, online applications and forms, password help, and of course help with downloading ebooks or audiobooks to e-readers or other devices! Make an appointment for any weekday to meet with a staff member by calling 860-285-1922 for the Windsor Library and 860-519-5809 for the Wilson Branch.

November 13: The Windsor Insurance Commission will meet tonight from 5:30 PM until adjournment in the Dr. Primus Room at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1851.

November 12: The Windsor Lions meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Union Street Tavern. For more information on the Windsor Lions visit our website e-clubhouse.org/sites/windsorct/ or contact Jim Pfeifer, Membership Chairperson, 860-688-5575 or Randall Graff, President, 860-688-2714.

November 15: WIN-TV PSA Filming Day takes place from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the WIN-TV studios at the L.P. Wilson Community Center and continues on the third Friday of each month. WIN-TV assists nonprofits and civic groups to film a 30 second PSA about their organization or upcoming event. Appointments are needed. Free. More information and sign up at win-tv.org.

November 12: The Windsor Public Building Commission will meet tonight from 7:00 PM until adjournment in the Ludlow Room at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1870. November 12: Come to Northwest Park for a Full Moon Hike from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM to enjoy the beautiful trails and the full Beaver moon of November. Registration needed. $10.00 Windsor residents, $15.00 non-residents. 860-285-1886. November 12: The Windsor Town Planning and Zoning Commission will meet tonight from 7:00 PM to adjournment in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1981. November 13: The four-part Quilting Workshop continues this evening from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Windsor Public Library. See the October 23 listing for details. November 13: The Windsor Chamber of Commerce’s November Business After Hours will be held today from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, hosted by Webster Bank, 176 Broad Street. Area businesses have the opportunity to network with other businesses in a social atmosphere and build relationships. There will be a raffle and refreshments. Free to Windsor Chamber members and TVCA members. $5.00 for non-chamber members. 860-688-5165 or windsorcc.org. 12

November 14: The Mercy Gallery in the Richmond Art Center at Loomis Chaffee School will be exhibiting the work of Harriet Diamond through January 17, 2020. An opening reception will be held today from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, with an artist walk-through and talk from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM. The public is invited to attend, and admission is free of charge. For information about the gallery and opening hours, connect to loomischaffee.org/mercy or call 860-687-6030. November 14: Join Beth Caruso, author of One of Windsor, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Windsor Public Library as she presents on the era depicted in her new novel, The Salty Rose. She’ll describe events such as the Hartford Witch Panic and the takeover of New Netherlands while comparing and contrasting the two colonies of New England and New Netherlands. She will also read from her new novel. Free. 860-285-1918. November 14: Loomis Chaffee Chamber Music Fall Recital will be presented in Hubbard Performance Hall from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM. The public is invited to attend, and admission is free of charge. loomischaffee. org or 860-687-6000 for more information.

November 15: The holidays can be a hard time to stick to diets, but we’ve got some tips and tricks to help you through. Join Mary Lawrence, executive chef and owner of Well on Wheels as she covers how to be Vegan for the Holidays from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Wilson Branch Library. Free. Register in advance at 860-247-8960. November 18: The Windsor Town Council will meet tonight from 7:30 PM until adjournment in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1800. November 18: The Windsor Youth Commission will meet tonight from 6:30 PM until adjournment in the 330 Windsor Avenue Community Center, Activity Room 2. Free. 860-285-1946. November 19: The Diabetic Support Group meets today at the L.P. Wilson Community Center in the All Purpose One Room from 11:00 AM to noon. Open to those with diabetes and their family members. Free. RSVP to 860-285-1839.

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November 19: Knowing what Supplements to take, whether or not they are safe, actually contain the ingredients on the label and dosing can be an overwhelming task. Join us at the Windsor Public Library from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM to hear Sarah Farid-Chaudhry, a nutritionist, present about Supplements. Learn about what to look for in a supplement and their benefits. Free. 860- 285-1918 to register or online at windsorlibrary.com. November 19: The Windsor Board of Education will meet tonight from 7:00 PM until adjournment in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. Free. 860-687-2000. November 20: The Windsor Economic Development Commission will meet today from 4:00 PM until adjournment in the Ludlow Room at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1877. November 20: The Windsor Zoning Board of Appeals will meet tonight from 7:00 PM until adjournment in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1961. November 21: Bring your business’ use of technology to the next level at the WinTech Showcase, presented by the Windsor Chamber of Commerce at the Hilton Garden Inn, 555 Corporate Drive from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Get inspired and get connected with your peers on how to leverage technology in new and innovative ways. In this mini conference, you’ll gain insights, tips, and best practices through seminars presented by practitioners at the cutting edge, including cybersecurity, data, email and social media marketing, and tech strategy. Free to Windsor Chamber members and TVCA members, $40.00 for non-chamber members. 860-688-5165 or windsorcc.org. November 21: The Windsor Republican Town Committee will meet tonight from 7:30 PM until adjournment in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1957. November 23: Windsor Art Center at 40 Mechanic Street hosts Artist Talk/Panel discussion from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM. Using the current show’s backdrop, selected artists will discuss portraiture in the 21st Century. Free. 860-688-2528, windsorartcenter.org and Facebook. November 23: Windsor Historical Society’s festive Pre-Holiday Auction from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at The Lodge on Deerfield Road provides the perfect opportunity to find great holiday gifts and getaways for someone you love, sponsor free admission to the Society, or make the holidays special for a Windsor family in need! Tickets are $40.00 in advance, $45.00 on auction night, and cover a delicious buffet dinner, beer, and wine. windsorhistoricalsociety.org to register online or 860-688-3813 for information or to donate an item. November 25: Make this year the year you join the Monday Morning Book Club for a lively discussion of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See. Discussions are held at the Windsor Public Library on the fourth Monday of every month from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM downstairs in Meeting Room 2. Books are available at the Lending Desk, one month prior to each meeting. Free. 860-285-1918.

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November 25: The Windsor Housing Authority will meet today from 3:00 PM until adjournment at Fitch Court, 156 Bloomfield Avenue. Free. 860-285-8090. November 25: Come join us at the Windsor Toastmasters at the L.P. Wilson Community Center from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Challenge yourself to improve your public speaking skills in our friendly, relaxed environment. Amaze yourself with what you can accomplish. Free. Call Wanda at 860-680-5955 or visit tmwindsorct.toastmastersclubs.org. November 26: The WIN-TV Board of Directors meeting is tonight from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the L.P. Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue. Free. 860-688-2626. November 26: The Windsor Conservation Commission will meet tonight from 7:00 PM until adjournment in the Dr. Primus Room at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1987. November 27: The Wilson/Deerfield Advisory Committee will meet tonight from 7:00 PM until adjournment at the Caring Connection in the Community Center at 330 Windsor Avenue. Free. Call 860-285-1877. November 30: The Windsor Jaycees Christmas Tree Sales will tentatively begin Thanksgiving weekend in the Windsor Shopping Center parking lot (the Ocean State Job Lot plaza). Please check our website for posted hours of operation at www. windsorjaycees.com and follow us on social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @WindsorJaycees. Sales will continue throughout December or until we are sold out. Proceeds from tree sales go to our scholarship fund for local students. November 30: Voices Against Lyme Disease CT, the nonprofit tick awareness and education organization based in Windsor will have their annual Christmas Sampler event from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the L.P. Wilson Community Center. This arts and craft event helps the organization provide educational material to schools, health fairs, senior programs, municipalities and organizations. There will also be a tea cup auction. 860-930-2446.

December December 2: The Windsor Town Council will meet tonight from 7:30 PM until adjournment in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1800. December 3: Beginning tonight, Hwa Yu Tai Chi class will meet from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the L.P. Wilson Community Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays through December 31. Hwa Yu is known for its benefits of toning muscles, improving balance and strengthening bones. Students work to develop their deep muscle tissue and mindfulness. $50.00. 860-285-1990. December 3: Meet new people and have fun dancing at Scottish Country Dance Classes every Tuesday evening through June 9 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at Grace Church, 311 Broad Street. Partners not required but soft-soled shoes are a must. New dancers always welcome. We’ll teach you the steps. $5.00 per class; first class free. 203-631-0130. 13

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December 5: The Windsor Democratic Town Committee will meet tonight from 7:00 PM until adjournment in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1958. December 5: First Thursdays Genealogy Support Group meets from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at Windsor Historical Society’s library. Just starting out? Experienced but stumped? Want access to Ancestry.com? Join others for discussion and problem-solving. Free. windsorhistoricalsociety.org or 860-688-3813.

Winter parking rules. They’re designed to keep everyone safe this winter. November 15 to April 15: No parking on Windsor streets between 1:00 AM and 6:00 AM. No parking on any street during a snow or ice storm that has been in progress for one hour or more. Also, don’t leave your vehicle on the street in such a position that it impedes snowplowing operations or the free flow of traffic. When the snow arrives this year, remember to keep outside exits, walks and stairs free of snow and ice. Don’t forget there is a town ordinance that requires all property owners to clear snow from the sidewalk (and fire hydrants if there is one on your property) within 12 hours after a storm. It’s all common sense but it’s also the law. December 3: The Windsor Commission on Aging & Persons with Disabilities will meet tonight from 7:00 PM until adjournment in the Dr. Primus Room at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1881. December 3: The Windsor Inland, Wetlands and Watercourses Commission will meet tonight from 7:00 PM until adjournment in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1987. December 4: The Windsor Chamber of Commerce Holiday Business breakfast will be held at the Hartford/Windsor Marriott from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM. Please support Project Santa families by bringing a gift card (grocery or gas) to the breakfast. We will also be collecting non-perishable food for the Windsor Food Bank. Enjoy coffee, tea, and a full buffet breakfast and lots of “Holiday Spirit.” $20.00 cash donation or gift card. 860-688-5165 or windsorcc.org. December 4: Come visit Santa and his helpers at Dinner and a Movie with Santa at the L.P. Wilson Community Center from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. There will be photos with Santa (don’t forget to bring your own camera or smart phone). The classic Charlie Brown Christmas will be shown at 7:30 PM. Dinner will be served until 7:15 PM (pasta & dessert). Santa’s Elves will be raffling off awesome prizes at 7:30 PM. Free. 860-285-1990. December 5: The Kiwanis Club of Windsor meets tonight and every Thursday from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at Jim’s Restaurant on Poquonock Avenue. 860-683-0653 or windsorkiwanis.org.

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December 5: Give your gift giving something special with our Block Printed Gift Wrap Workshop at the Windsor Public Library from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. We’ll supply all the materials to make your own printed paper from potatoes, paint, and plain paper. Free. Registration is needed. 860-285-1920 or windsorlibrary.com. December 5: Tonight at Northwest Park from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM enjoy wine, cheese and other refreshments while you unwind after work at our Natural Holiday Wreath Making Workshop. Participants 21 and above will make and decorate a 22 inch frame wreath from provided natural materials during this hands-on workshop. Registration is needed. $40.00 Windsor residents, $45.00 non-residents. 860-285-1886. December 5: The Windsor Democratic Town Committee will meet tonight from 7:00 PM until adjournment in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1958. December 6: Colonial Drinks from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Windsor Historical Society. Ever hear of flip? Syllabub? Society staffers will briefly regale you with the origins of these concoctions. Then sample them at the drink stations, including one at our historic Strong-Howard House, and indulge in some tavern games. Recipes provided. $15.00 adults, $14.00 Society members. windsorhistoricalsociety.org to register online or 860-688-3813. December 7: A men’s breakfast from Christ Proclamation Church gather together on the first Saturday of each month from 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM at Bart’s Drive-In to enjoy breakfast and hear an inspiring biography on a worthy man from history. Newcomers are welcome. $7.00. tclark@christproclamation.org for more information. December 7: Magic Lincer Tennis Academy is holding Saturday lessons for all ages and skill levels. Lesson objectives are to introduce the skills necessary to play tennis, provide an overview of the rules and fundamentals and to explain the requirement for proper court etiquette, safety, and sportsmanship. With the very young players, activities will also include teaching appropriate movement skills plus pre-striking and striking skills. Please bring a tennis racquet and a water bottle. Classes are held at the Magic Lincer Tennis Academy, 109 Pierson Lane from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM through December 28. $55.00. 860-285-1990.

Mobile Foodshare Foodshare sends a Mobile Foodshare truck to the parking lot at 130 Deerfield Road, Windsor, on alternating Fridays to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to individuals and families in need. The distribution time is from 8:45 AM to 9:15 AM and the fall season begins Friday, September 13, 2019. No registration is required but you must bring your own bags.

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Windsor Social Services The Social Services Department hosts informational events throughout the year with various topicsThese topics include issues relating to health needs, financial services, insurance programs, energy assistance, veterans benefits, and moreFor information about the monthly events visit our website at townofwindsorct.com/socialservices/or call 860-285-1839. You can also find us on at Town of Windsor Social Services and on at @WindsorSocSrv. Call 860-285-1839 to inquire about any of the following programs: Windsor Food Bank The Windsor Food Bank is open to Windsor residents who are income eligible. Supplemental food is provided including a variety of pantry items, fresh produce, and meatPlease see program eligibility requirements below. Energy Assistance Energy Assistance will be available to you through the Windsor Fuel Bank Groceries to Go This program provides supplementary food items and educational materials to clients 60 and older every other Friday from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM in the Senior CenterClients in this program will choose from a variety of easy to prepare and nutritious food choices. This program is funded in part by the Older Americans Act through the North Central Area Agency on Aging, Windsor Social Services and the Windsor Food and Fuel BankSee program eligibility requirements below. A SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamp Program) Outreach Event will be held on the first Wednesday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and third Friday from 9:00 AM to noon of each month at the L.P. Wilson Community Center in the All Purpose One room. Volunteers will be available to determine eligibility and to complete applications. We cannot accommodate walk-ins, so schedule an appointment at 860-285-1839. Weekend Wheels Many school children receive free or reduced meals during the school week at their schools but may be lacking food on the weekends. The Weekend Wheels program distributes supplementary food to children in need in Windsor through the elementary schools during the school year. Children from eligible families will receive a backpack filled with nutritious foods to bring home for the weekendSee program eligibility requirements below. Free or reduced school meal participants automatically qualify. Program Eligibility Requirements The table below shows a yearly gross income for each family size. If your household income is at or below the income listed for the number of people in your household, you are eligible to receive TEFAP commodities(235% of poverty). Household Size

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*for each additional person add $10,387 December 7: The Windsor Art Center opening reception for Kiss My Black Art; Black Lives Matter is from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Artist Joe Sam will be debuting a powerful and exciting body of work. Exhibit runs from December 7 through January 11. Free. 860-688-2528, 40 Mechanic Street, windsorartcenter.org and Facebook. December 9: The Windsor Public Library features White Christmas starring Dean Jagger, Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye in the Holiday Movie from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Free. 860-285-1918. December 9: Come join us at the Windsor Toastmasters at the L.P. Wilson Community Center from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Challenge yourself to improve your public speaking skills in our friendly, relaxed environment. Amaze yourself with what you can accomplish. Free. Call Wanda at 860-680-5955 or visit tmwindsorct.toastmastersclubs.org. townofwindsorct.com

December 10: Windsor C.A.R.E.S. (Citizens Assisting Residents Everywhere by Sharing) meets today at the L.P. Wilson Community Center in the All Purpose One room from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Here is an opportunity to get involved in community service projects that benefit others such as making sandwiches for homeless people, adopting a family, preparing a meal for a shelter and more. Volunteer for as little or as much as you can. Free. 860-285-1839. December 10: The Windsor Jaycees meeting takes place from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Union Street Tavern. The Jaycees meet on the second Tuesday of each month. If you are over the age of 18 you are eligible to be a Jaycee. To read about the Jaycees, visit windsorjaycees.com or call 860-922-0105. Follow us on social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @WindsorJaycees. December 10: The WIN-TV Board of Directors meeting is tonight from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the L.P. Wilson Community Center. Free. 860-688-2626. 15

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December 10: The Windsor Lions meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Union Street Tavern. For more information on the Windsor Lion’s visit our website e-clubhouse.org/sites/windsorct/.or contact Jim Pfeifer, Membership Chairperson, 860-688-5575 or Randall Graff, President, 860-688-2714. December 10: The Windsor Public Building Commission will meet tonight from 7:00 PM until adjournment in the Ludlow Room at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1870. December 10: The Windsor Town Planning and Zoning Commission will meet tonight from 7:00 PM to adjournment in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1981. December 11: The SHARE GROUP meets today at Fitch Court from 2:00 to 3:00 PM. Open to those who reside at Fitch Court. Each month has a different topic. Free. 860-285-1839. December 11: The Windsor Human Relations Commission will meet tonight from 6:30 PM until adjournment in the Ludlow Room at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1984. December 11: The Windsor Insurance Commission will meet tonight from 5:30 PM until adjournment in the Dr. Primus Room at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1851. December 12: Tonight at Northwest Park from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, enjoy wine, cheese and other refreshments while you unwind after work at our Natural Holiday Wreath Making Workshop. Participants 21 and above will make and decorate a 22-inch frame wreath from provided natural materials during this hands-on workshop. Registration is needed. $40.00 Windsor residents, $45.00 non-residents. 860-285-1886. December 14: Join First Town Downtown for an evening of holiday festivities. At 6:00 PM join us for an Old Fashioned Carol Sing on the Town Hall Portico. At 6:30 PM join in the fun at the Torchlight Parade as fire trucks parade in their holiday decorations. The parade will begin on Remington Road and will proceed through downtown Windsor. Free. 860-247-8982 or firsttowndowntown.org. December 15: Loomis Chaffee Orchestra & Wind Ensembles Winter Concert will be presented in Hubbard Performance Hall from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The public is invited to attend, and admission is free of charge. Loomis Chaffee School, loomischaffee.org or 860-687-6000 for more information.

The Caring Connection Windsor’s Adult Day Health Care A place for adults to spend their day with peers and caring staff in an active, meaningful, fun homelike environment. A place for adults who need assistance with activities of daily living, or want opportunities to engage with others, socialize, learn, be active and have fun. Come visit and see for yourself. “We change how you live not where you live.” The Caring Connection 330 Windsor Avenue, Windsor 860-547-0251 windsorcaringconnection.com A private, non-profit adult day care center operated by the Town of Windsor RSVP to 860-285-1839. December 17: The Windsor Board of Education will meet tonight from 7:00 PM until adjournment in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. Free. 860-687-2000. December 17: The Windsor Youth Commission will meet tonight from 6:30 PM until adjournment in the Community Center at 330 Windsor Avenue, Activity Room 2. Free. 860-285-1946. December 18: The Windsor Zoning Board of Appeals will meet tonight from 7:00 PM until adjournment in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1961. December 19: The Windsor Republican Town Committee will meet tonight from 7:30 PM until adjournment in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1957.

December 16: The Windsor Town Council will meet tonight from 7:30 PM until adjournment in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. Free. 860-285-1800.

December 24: A Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at Christ Proclamation Church, 100 Pigeon Hill Road. Free. 860-731-7933.

December 16: Make this year the year you join the Monday Morning Book Club for a lively discussion of The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. Discussions are held at the Windsor Public Library on the fourth Monday of every month from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM downstairs in Meeting Room 2. Books are available at the Lending Desk, one month prior to each meeting. Free. 860-285-1918.

December 26: Veterans Coffee Hour meets today at the L.P. Wilson Community Center in the Senior Center Lounge Cafe from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM. Coffee and conversation to promote information sharing, camaraderie and education as to benefits and entitlements for which Veterans may be eligible. Refreshments provided. Free. 860-285-1839.

December 17: The Diabetic Support Group meets today at the L.P. Wilson Community Center in the All Purpose One Room from 11:00 AM to noon. Open to those with diabetes and their family members. Free.

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December 30: The Windsor Housing Authority will meet today from 3:00 PM until adjournment at Fitch Court, 156 Bloomfield Avenue. Free. 860-285-8090.

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There are three convenient ways to register for Windsor Recreation and Leisure Services Programs: Walk-in – Complete a registration form and bring it along with a check payable to: Town of Windsor to: 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095. Mail-in Registration – Complete a registration form and mail with a check payable to: Town of Windsor 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095. Online – Perhaps the easiest way to register for recreation and Leisure programs is to use our on-line system. You may register at townofwindsorct.com/recreation. Windsor Recreation and Leisure Services Refund Policy All refunds will be credited to your customer account unless program registration fee was paid by credit card, in which case a refund will be credited back to your credit card account. Refunds processed back to credit cards usually appear on the next month’s statement. If you have any questions regarding the refund policy, please call us at 860-285-1990. Cancellations For the latest information and cancellations of Windsor Recreation and Leisure Services activities, call 860-285-1988.

September September 3: For Windsor students in elementary, middle and high school only, Student Open Basketball takes place Monday through Friday from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. You’ll need a valid Windsor student identification card. $10.00 for the school year or $1.00 at the door. 860-285-1990. September 3: The R.I.S.E. elementary school program is an after-school program for children in grades 1 through 5 held Monday through Friday from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM at the Community Center at 330 Windsor Avenue. Children enjoy sports, games, science projects, arts & crafts, snacks, homework assistance, the Windsorland-Indoor playscape and more. Transportation is provided from all Windsor public schools to the Community Center. The R.I.S.E. Program follows all school cancellation policies. Monthly payments are due on the last Thursday of the month for the following month. $185.00 per month. 860-285-1990. RISE September: September 3 to September 27 RISE October: September 30 to November 1 RISE November: November 4 to November 29 RISE December: December 2 to December 20 September 3: The Windsor School of Self Defense is offering martial arts training for children. Classes meet every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the year at the L.P. Wilson Community Center from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Youth may register monthly for $35.00 per month. 860-285-1990. September 3: R.I.S.E. ABOVE is an exciting, interactive after school program for grade 6 students from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM at the Community Center at 330 Windsor Avenue. Students particpate in team building activities with friends, games, sports, arts & crafts, healthy snack-making, science projects, Zumba, field trips, homework assistance and more. Transportation is provided townofwindsorct.com

from Sage Park Middle School to the Community Center. The R.I.S.E. program follows all school cancellation policies. $85.00 per month. 860-285-1990. RISE September: September 3 to September 27 RISE October: September 30 to November 1 RISE November: November 4 to November 29 RISE December: December 2 to December 20 September 4: Join us at the Windsor Public Library from 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM every other Wednesday to Shake, Shimmy & Dance at the Windsor Public Library. Kids ages 0 to 5 will enjoy this music and movement storytime. Drop-in. Free. 860-285-1914. September 4: Introduce your child ages 0 to 5 to the Wilson Branch Library’s Playgroup each Wednesday from 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM. Kids will socialize, play with toys, sing songs and listen to stories. Free. 860-247-8960. September 4: Beginner Fencing Session 1. Challenge your friend to a duel and learn the fundamentals in this 8-week beginner course of the intense, fun, and intricate art of Fencing. Class is held at the L.P. Wilson Community Center on Wednesdays from 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM through October 23. ending October 23. The course will be taught by National and International Gold Medalist Mal-sun Marletto, who has over 25 years of personal competitive fencing experience and over 20 years of coaching and teaching experience, establishing her own fencing club. For safety reasons, classes are not appropriate for children with discipline issues. $160.00 includes instruction and all fencing equipment rental or $170.00 for non-residents; ages 9 to13. 860-285-1990 with registration questions or fvfa.com.

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September 4: Intermediate Fencing Class Session 1. Held at the L.P. Wilson Community Center gym, for students age 9+ who have completed the Beginner 1 and 2 courses. “Intermediate” classes are appropriate for students who wish to fence recreationally and/or are looking to start competing at local tournaments. Cost includes instruction only (equipment rental not included): Intermediate Session 1 is $220.00 and is held on Wednesdays from 5:15 PM to 6:45 PM through October 23. 860-285-1990 with registration questions or fvfa.com. September 5: Children ages 3 to 5 drop in for Little Picassos, an art and sensory storytime from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the Windsor Public Library. This messy art experience is a great opportunity to spark creativity! Drop-In. Free. 860-285-1914. September 5: Fall Swim Lessons registration begins today at 8:00 AM online and at the L.P. Wilson Community Center. The lessons begin on Saturday, October 5 and continue each Saturday (no class October 19 and November 30) through December 7 at the Windsor High School indoor pool. $49.00 per child. 860-285-1990. 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM Stroke Development (Level 3) Water Adjustment (11:00 AM to 11:30 AM) Water Adjustment Adv. (11:30 AM to noon) Parent/Tot (11:30 AM to noon) Noon to 12:50 PM Intro to Water Skills (Level 1) Stroke Refinement (Level 5) 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM Fundamental Aquatic Skills (Level 2) Stroke Improvement (Level 4) September 9: Join us from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM each Monday for Talk & Toys at the Windsor Public Library. You and your child, ages 0 to 4, will make new friends during this hour of fun and free play. Drop-in. Free. 860-285-1914. September 9: Registration begins today for the Windsor Instructional Basketball League and continues from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM through December 2 at the L.P. Wilson Community Center or online at townofwindsorct.com. Clinics will be held in December and registration will not be accepted at the clinics. The league will be held starting January 2 for Windsor youth in grades 2 through 12. $55.00 per player if registered by December 7, after which there will be a $15.00 late registration fee. Registrations accepted until December 14, if space allows. 860-285-1990. September 10: Children ages 2 to 6 and their caregivers can join us for Sunnyside Up, our eight week fall session that takes place every Tuesday through October 29 at the Windsor Public Library. Enjoy stories, movement activities and a simple craft from 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM. Drop-in. Free. 860-285-1914. September 12: Join us at the Windsor Public Library for STEM Junior for ages 3 to 5. Come test, tinker and create from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM on the second Thursday of the month. Drop-In. Free. 860-285-1914. September 12: Join us at the Windsor Public Library for a Kids Crafternoon, an afternoon of art on the second Thursday of the month. Kids ages 6 to 11 can explore their creative side from 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM. Drop-in. Free. 860-285-1914.

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Windsor Instructional Basketball League is seeking Volunteer coaches We are currently in need of coaches, both beginner and experienced, for our recreational league. All volunteers must fill out a criminal background check consent form. Upon receipt of your registration form, you will be contacted regarding a mandatory coaches meeting. The league takes place from January through March with clinics in December. If you’re not sure about head coaching a team, assistant coaching can be arranged. Volunteering is fun and rewarding! Visit the Recreation Office now through November 16 to complete a volunteer coach’s form. Free. 860-285-1990. September 12: Wow! Art After School Program is a Windsor Art Center program, held every Thursday from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM in the train station classroom through October 31. Artists age 6 to 10 will use their creativity to complete projects like cartoon making, collage, papiermâché, watercolor, and more. $85.00. 860-716-9089. September 13: On Fridays from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM join us at the Windsor Public Library for Book Babies. Caregivers and their babies and toddlers, ages 0 to 2, can join us as we play, read, and enjoy songs and rhymes. Drop-in. Free. 860-285-1914. September 14: Join us at the Windsor Public Library from 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM for Music Together, an early childhood music and movement program for children ages 0 to 5 and the grownups who love them! Registration suggested. Free. 860-285-1914. September 16: Young Artist’s After School Program is a Windsor Art Center program, held every Monday 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the train station studio classroom through December 9. Helps artists age 11 to 17 hone their skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, and more. $135.00. 860-716-9089. September 17: Join us each Tuesday from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at the Poquonock School Family Center for morning playgroups for children ages birth to 5 with a parent or a caregiver. Participants will enjoy meeting new friends, learning new songs, stories, crafts and a light snack. Free. 860- 687-2080 ext. 7131. September 17: Win-TV’s Filming Chargers Production Club begins today from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM and continues Tuesdays through November 26 at the WIN-TV studios, located at the L.P. Wilson Community Center. This club is open to all Middle School age students in grades 6 to 8. Busing is provided from Sage Park Middle School and St. Gabriel School to WIN-TV studios. Sign up on-line at win-tv.org. Free September 18: Northwest Park is kicking off the 2019-2020 homeschool series with Monarchs & Pollinators. Participants will have the opportunity to observe various stages of the monarch lifecycle and learn about their unique migration patterns. Classes are held on the third Wednesday of each month and you can choose from morning (10:30 AM to 11:30 AM) or afternoon (2:00 PM to 3:00 PM) sessions. New topic each month. Recommended for ages 5 to 12 and registration is needed. $8.00 for Windsor residents, $10.00 non-residents. 860-285-1886 or townofwindsorct.com/recreation.

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September 18: Join us from 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM every other Wednesday to Shake, Shimmy & Dance at the Windsor Public Library. Kids ages 0 to 5 will enjoy this music and movement storytime. Drop In. Free. 860-285-1914. September 18: The Windsor Public Library Kidspace is diving into U.S. Symbols & Weird Places to Visit to learn about important U.S. Symbols, such as the liberty bell, the Eagle, the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore. We’ll learn their history and why they are so important to us. In addition, we’ll checkout some really weird locations to visit while touring some states. It all takes place from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM and is for ages 6 to 11 years old. Registration needed. Free. 860-285-1914. September 19: The Windsor Public Library is celebrating Talk like a Pirate Day with a very special Pirate storytime from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM for ages 0 to 5. Drop in. Free. 860-285-1914. September 19: Join us at the Windsor Public Library for our monthly STEM Club. Kids ages 6 to 11 can come test, tinker and create from 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM. Drop-in. Free. 860-285-1914. September 21: Windsor Start Smart Soccer is a developmentally appropriate introductory soccer program for children 3 to 6 years old. Parents work with their children in a supportive environment to create a fun and positive experience while learning the basics of soccer. Course materials and equipment will be given out for students to take home and practice. Start Smart Soccer is held at the Community Center at 330 Windsor Avenue on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM through October 26. $55.00. 860-285-1990. September 21: Start Smart Basketball begins today from 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM at the Community Center at 330 Windsor Avenue and continues each Saturday through October 26. This is a developmentally appropriate introductory basketball program for children 3 to 6 years old. Course materials and equipment will be given out for students to take home and practice. $55.00. 860-285-1990. September 24: It’s time for a Fancy Nancy Pajama Storytime at the Windsor Public Library from 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM for ages 0 to 11 and their families. Come in your pajamas and enjoy Fancy Nancy bedtime stories and craft. Drop-In. Free. 860-285-1914. September 26: Youth ages 5 to 18 are invited to join us at the Wilson Branch Library from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM for a Lotus Lantern Workshop. The members of Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project will be on hand to help you make a lovely lotus flower lantern using colorful paper and wire frames. Registration is needed. Free. 860-247-8960. September 26: Join us at the Windsor Public Library for Young Explorers, a storytime and adventure program for children ages 3 to 5 years old from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Enjoy stories, activities and crafts that go along with each month’s theme. Drop-in. Free. 860-285-1914.

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September 26: Youngsters ages 5 to 9 are invited to come explore the exciting world of how things work at Jr. Physics! This class introduces the topics of heat, magnetism, magnetic fields, electricity, simple circuits and more! Class is held at the LP Wilson Community Center each Thursday through October 17 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. All materials are included. $90.00 per student. Contact Recreation & Leisure Services at 860-285-1990 for more information.

October October 1: Children ages 2 to 6 and their caregivers can join us for Sunnyside Up, our eight week fall session that takes place every Tuesday through October 29 at the Windsor Public Library. Enjoy stories, movement activities and a simple craft from 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM. Drop-in. Free. 860-285-1914. October 1: Join us in each Tuesday from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at the Poquonock School Family Center for morning playgroups for children ages birth to 5 with a parent or a caregiver. Participants will enjoy meeting new friends, learning new songs, stories, crafts and a light snack. Free. 860- 687-2080 ext. 7131. October 1: Splish-Splash Special Needs Swim Lessons are available for persons ages 5 to 21 with developmental and/ or cognitive impairments. The emphasis is on development of swimming skills and increasing range of motion through a total body workout on an individual basis. With a 1:1 teacher to student ratio, this class will boost confidence and enhance the swimming experience. The 30-minute lessons are held on Tuesdays from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM through December 3 at the Windsor High School indoor pool. $65.00. 860-285-1990.

The Windsorland Party Room Rent our exciting Windsorland Party Room at the Community Center at 330 Windsor Avenue. Only at Windsorland can you enjoy a private, indoor party with a rock-climbing wall and a playscape. Children ages 2 to 12 can experience the thrills, laughs, fun and excitement of the playscape and the indoor rock-climbing wall. The Windsorland party room can be rented on weekends for birthday parties. September 8 through May 19 party rental hours are Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 8:00 PM. For more information call 860-285-1990 or visit townofwindsorct.com. Rental rates: 2 hours

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Party Extras: Two party sheet pizzas – $40.00 Birthday cake for 25 people – $35.00 Both pizza and birthday cake – $75.00 Bounce House – $300.00 Ultimate Party package (all of the above) – $375.00

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October 4: Tonight’s Middle School Extravaganza at the L.P. Wilson Community Center from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM promises to be an awesome night for middle school teens. Come enjoy a night filled with a DJ, music, dancing, games, basketball, photo booth, video games, pizza, candy, soda and new surprises! $10.00 in advance or $15.00 at the door. Register online or at the Recreation and Leisure Services Office. 860-285-1990. October 5: Grab your four legged best friend for a K-9 Meet Up and Hike at the East Barber Trail from 11:00 AM to noon. Enjoy the scenic one-mile paved walking trail that winds along the Connecticut River. Meet at the trail next to the boat launch and don’t forget to pack water for fido. Register at townofwindsorct.com or at the Recreation and Leisure Services Office. Free. 860-285-1990.

It’s only mid-week and you’ve run out of ideas to occupy your little one? Recharge your batteries at the Wilson Branch Library’s Playgroup on Wednesdays from 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM. Children ages 0 to 5 will socialize with other children, play with toys, sing songs, and listen to stories. What a life! Energize both you and your child by giving this free playgroup a try. 860-247-8960. October 1: The Windsor School of Self Defense is offering martial arts training for children. Classes meet every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the year at the L.P. Wilson Community Center from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Youth may register monthly for $35.00 per month. 860-285-1990. October 2: Join us from 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM every other Wednesday to Shake, Shimmy & Dance at the Windsor Public Library. Kids ages 0 to 5 will enjoy this music and movement storytime. Drop in. Free. 860-285-1914. October 3: Children ages 3 to 5 will enjoy Little Picassos, an art and sensory storytime from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the Windsor Public Library. This messy art experience is a great opportunity to spark creativity! Drop-in. Free. 860-285-1914. October 3: Ballet and Creative Dance for children ages 5 to 10 will take place from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the L.P. Wilson Community Center and continue on Thursdays through November 21. Students will barre center floor and learn a section of The Nutcracker ballet. $80.00. 860-285-1990. October 4: Fridays from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM, join us at the Windsor Public Library for Book Babies. Caregivers and their babies and toddlers, ages 0 to 2, can join us as we play, read, and enjoy songs and rhymes. Drop-in. Free. 860-285-1914. 20

October 5: Ken Smith Girls & Boys Basketball Clinics begin today and continue Saturdays through October 26 at the L.P. Wilson Community Center. Players ages 9 to 18 will be taught the basic fundamentals of basketball, the art of shooting, passing, dribbling and footwork. Ages 9 to 13: 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM, ages 14 to 18: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM. $65.00. 860-285-1990. October 5: Here’s a great opportunity for adults and their kids ages 5 to 8 to learn basketball basics. Ken Smith Hot Shots Basketball is held each Saturday from 9:30 AM to 11.00 AM at the L.P. Wilson Community Center through October 26. $50.00. 860-285-1990. October 7: Join us from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM each Monday for Talk & Toys at the Windsor Public Library. You and your child, ages 0 to 4, will make new friends during this hour of fun and free play. Drop-In. Free. 860-285-1914. October 10: Join us at the Windsor Public Library for STEM Junior for ages 3 to 5. Come test, tinker and create from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM on the second Thursday of the month. Drop-in. Free. 860-285-1914. October 10: Join us at the Windsor Public Library for a Kids Crafternoon, an afternoon of art on the second Thursday of the month. Kids ages 6 to 11 can explore their creative side from 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM. Drop-in. Free. 860-285-1914. October 12: The Windsor Public Library is hosting a Halloween themed Escape Room program for children ages 8 to 11 from 11:00 AM to noon or 3:00 PM-to 4:00 PM. Using our Breakout EDU kit, attendees are put to the test as they work together to solve challenges, riddles and mysteries. Registration needed. Free. 860-285-1914. October 12: Join us at Northwest Park from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM for our annual Creatures of the Night trail walk. Take a guided tour on an adventure to find the creatures that are active in the night. While walking along the illuminated trails, you will meet up with “animals” that speak on this special night. It won’t be spooky or scary, so bring the family for a night of nature and fun! The last tour departs at 8:15 PM. Treats and other activities provided. $3.00 (Windsor residents), $5.00 (nonresidents). Children two and under are free. 860-285-1886.

Join the Windsor Fife & Drum Corps! Kids ages 7 to 16 learn to play the fife or drum while marching and making friends. No experience necessary. Weekly rehearsals are held at the L.P. Wilson Community Center, Room 22 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Free. Visit windsorfifeanddrumcorps.com or call 860-989-0292 for info. townofwindsorct.com


October 14: Join us at the Windsor Public Library from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM today for the second year of our Kidspace Halloween Party. Do you have a spooky Halloween book you love? Why not dress up as a character from the book? Check out the librarians dressed in their costumes! Activities, crafts and snacks will be available. This program is for all ages. Drop in. Free. 860-285-1914. October 16: Northwest Park welcomes homeschool students ages 5 to 12 to learn about Weather Data. Discover the difference between weather and climate and learn how meteorologists use data and technology to forecast the weather. Choose from morning session (10:30 AM to 1130 AM) or the afternoon session (2:00 PM to 3:00 PM). Registration needed. $8.00 per student for Windsor residents, $10.00 per student nonresidents. 860-285-1886. October 16: Join us from 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM every other Wednesday to Shake, Shimmy & Dance at the Windsor Public Library. Kids ages 0 to 5 will enjoy this music and movement storytime. Drop in. Free. 860-285-1914. October 16: The Windsor Public Library will be having a Tile and Button Art program from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM for ages 6 to 11. Create an amazing piece of artwork with buttons and tiles. Draw an object, an abstract picture, and scene or try one of our templates. Then use different buttons or tiles to make your artwork unique. There is no limit to what you can do so let your imagination run wild! Registration needed. Free. 860-285-1914.

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October 17: Children ages 3 to 5 can join us for a Fire Prevention Storytime at the Windsor Public Library from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Enjoy a special guest, stories, and a simple craft. Drop-in. Free. 860-285-1914. October 17: Windsor Art Center hosts Little Artist program from 11:00 AM to noon. Using the current show’s backdrop for discussion and inspiration, little artists, ages 6 and under, will enjoy story time and a craft that explores self-identity. Participants will create their own self portrait masterpiece. Free. 860-688-2528, windsorartcenter.org. October 17: Join us at the Windsor Public Library for our monthly STEM Club. Kids ages 6 to 11 can test, tinker and create from 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM. Drop-in. Free. 860-285-1914. October 18: Join us from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the L.P. Wilson Community Center for the Night of 1001 Pumpkins. Enjoy a ride on a mechanical pumpkin, bounce house, a maze, a photo booth, pumpkin carving, and arts & crafts. Donuts and apple cider will be served. We ask that you bring a non perishable item for the Windsor Food Bank. Free,. 860-285-1990. October 24: Join us at the Windsor Public Library for Young Explorers, a storytime and adventure program for children ages 3 to 5 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Enjoy stories, activities and crafts that go along with each month’s theme. Drop-in. Free. 860-285-1914.

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October 29: We’re showing It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown at the L.P. Wilson Community Center, outdoors, on our 20-foot portable inflatable screen, tonight from 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM. Blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged and donuts and cider will be available. Pack a picnic, grab a blanket, and take the whole family to enjoy a great outdoor movie experience. Free. 860-285-1990. October 30: Beginner Fencing Session 1. Challenge your friend to a duel and learn the fundamentals in this 8-week beginner course of the intense, fun, and intricate art of Fencing. Class is held at the L.P. Wilson Community Center on Wednesdays from 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM through January 22 with no classes on November 22, 27, December 4, 25 and January1. The course will be taught by National and International Gold Medalist Mal-sun Marletto, who has over 25 years of personal competitive fencing experience and over 20 years of coaching and teaching experience, establishing her own fencing club. For safety reasons, classes are not appropriate for children with discipline issues. $160.00 includes instruction and all fencing equipment rental or $170.00 for non-residents; ages 9 to13. 860-285-1990 with registration questions or fvfa.com. October 30: Intermediate Fencing Class Session 1. Held at the L.P. Wilson Community Center gym, for students age 9+who have completed the Beginner 1 and 2 courses. “Intermediate” classes are appropriate for students who wish to fence recreationally and/or are looking to start competing at local tournaments. Cost includes instruction only (equipment rental not included): Intermediate Session 1 is $220.00 and is held on Wednesdays from 5:15 PM to 6:45 PM through January 22. 860-285-1990 with registration questions or fvfa.com. October 30: Join us from 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM every other Wednesday to Shake, Shimmy & Dance at the Windsor Public Library. Kids ages 0 to 5 will enjoy this music and movement storytime. Drop in. Free. 860-285-1914.

November November 1: Fridays from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM join us at the Windsor Public Library for Book Babies. Caregivers and their babies and toddlers, ages 0 to 2, can join us as we play, read, and enjoy songs and rhymes. Drop-in. Free. 860-285-1914. November 4: Join us from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM each Monday for Talk & Toys at the Windsor Public Library. You and your child, ages 0 to 4, will make new friends during this hour of fun and free play. Drop-in. Free. 860-285-1914. November 5: The Windsor School of Self Defense is offering martial arts training for children. Classes meet every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the year at the L.P. Wilson Community Center from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Youth may register monthly for $35.00 per month. 860-285-1990. November 5: Join us in Kidspace at the Windsor Public Library from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM for Nocturnal Creatures featuring our nocturnal animal friends. Learn about owls, bats, snakes, badgers, opossums, raccoons and coyotes. Why do they hunt at night? Are they helpful to our environment? Who are their enemies? Hands on activities will be included and we’ll dissect an owl pellet to learn what they eat as well. This program is for ages 6 to 11. Registration needed. Free. 860-285-1914. 22

November 7: Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to Little Picassos, an art and sensory storytime from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the Windsor Public Library. This messy art experience is a great opportunity to spark creativity! Drop-in. Free. 860-285-1914. November 7: Wow! Art After School Program is a Windsor Art Center program, held every Thursday 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM in the train station classroom through December 19. Artists age 6 to 10 will use their creativity to complete projects like cartoon making, collage, papier-mâché, watercolor, and more. $75.00. 860-716-9089. November 9: Join us for Movies for Littles from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the Windsor Public Library. We will pull from our Scholastic Storybook Treasures DVD collection to bring picture books to life on the big screen. Perfect for your preschooler. Drop-in. Free. 860-285-1914. November 9: Windsor Start Smart Soccer is a developmentally appropriate introductory soccer program for children 3 to 6 years old. Parents work with their children in a supportive environment to create a fun and positive experience while learning the basics of soccer. Course materials and equipment will be given out for students to take home and practice. Start Smart Soccer is held at the Community Center at 330 Windsor Avenue on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM through December 21. $55.00. 860-285-1990. November 9: Start Smart Basketball begins today from 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM at the Community Center at 330 Windsor Avenue and continues each Saturday through December 21. This is a developmentally appropriate introductory basketball program for children 3 to 6 years old. Course materials and equipment will be given out for students to take home and practice. $55.00. 860-285-1990 November 12: Join us in each Tuesday from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at the Poquonock School Family Center for morning playgroups for children ages birth to 5 with a parent or a caregiver. Participants will enjoy meeting new friends, learning new songs, stories, crafts and a light snack. Free. 860- 687-2080 ext. 7131. November 12: The Windsor Public Library is hosting another Family Movie Night where we will be showing Frozen (2013) rated PG before the upcoming release of Frozen II! Movie showing is from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Come in costume, this is perfect for families. Drop-in. Free. 860-285-1914. November 13: Join us from 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM every other Wednesday to Shake, Shimmy & Dance at the Windsor Public Library. Kids ages 0 to 5 will enjoy this music and movement storytime. Drop in. Free. 860-285-1914. November 14: Join us at the Windsor Public Library for STEM Junior for ages 3 to 5. Come test, tinker and create from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM on the second Thursday of the month. Drop-in. Free. 860-285-1914. November 14: Are you and your family missing the summer fun? Embrace the fall and grab the gang and come to Family Bingo Night at the L.P. Wilson Community Center from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM for an evening of family fun. Bring a nonperishable food item for the Windsor Food Pantry and receive an extra door prize raffle ticket. Pizza, chips and refreshments will be available for purchase. Free. 860-285-1990 or townofwindsorct.com.

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November 14: Join us at the Windsor Public Library for a Kids Crafternoon, an afternoon of art on the second Thursday of the month. Kids ages 6 to 11 can explore their creative side from 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM. Drop-in. Free. 860-285-1914. November 20: Northwest Park invites homeschool students ages 5 to 12 to join us for Winter Tree Identification. Trees have lots of clues when it comes to identifying them during the colder months. Find out what to look for. Choose from morning session (10:30 AM to 11:30 AM) or the afternoon session (2:00 PM to 3:00 PM). Registration needed. Classes are $8.00 per student for Windsor residents, $10.00 per student nonresidents. 860-285-1886. November 20: Join us at the Windsor Public Library for our 3rd Annual DIY Program from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Get crafty and create any number of projects using assorted craft items. This program is for ages 6 to 11 years old. Registration needed. Free. 860-285-1914. November 21: Join us at the Windsor Public Library for our monthly STEM Club. Kids ages 6 to 11 can come test, tinker and create from 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM. Drop-in. Free. 860-285-1914. November 26: Children ages 2 to 6 and their caregivers are invited to join us at the Windsor Public Library from 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM for a special Thanksgiving Storytime! Enjoy stories, songs and a special craft all about the upcoming holiday. Drop-In. Free. 860-285-1914. November 27: Join us from 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM every other Wednesday to Shake, Shimmy & Dance at the Windsor Public Library. Kids ages 0 to 5 will enjoy this music and movement storytime. Drop in. Free. 860-285-1914.

December December 2: Join us from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM each Monday for Talk & Toys at the Windsor Public Library. You and your child, ages 0 to 4, will make new friends during this hour of fun and free play. Drop-In. Free. 860-285-1914. December 3: Join us each Tuesday from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at the Poquonock School Family Center for morning playgroups for children ages birth to 5 with a parent or a caregiver. Participants will enjoy meeting new friends, learning new songs, stories, crafts and a light snack. Free. 860-687-2080 ext. 7131. December 3: Children ages 2 to 6 and their caregivers can join us for Sunnyside Up, our winter session that takes place Tuesdays through January 28 at the Windsor Public Library. Enjoy stories, movement activities and a simple craft from 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM. Drop-in. Free. 860-285-1914.

December 4: Come visit Santa and his helpers at Dinner and a Movie with Santa at the L.P. Wilson Community Center from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. There will be photos with Santa (don’t forget to bring your own camera or smart phone). The classic Charlie Brown Christmas will be shown at 7:30 PM. Dinner will be served until 7:15 PM (pasta & dessert). Santa’s Elves will be raffling off awesome prizes at 7:30 PM. Free. 860-285-1990. December 5: Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to our revamped Little Picassos art and sensory storytime from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the Windsor Public Library. This messy art experience is a great opportunity to spark creativity! Drop-In. Free. 860-285-1914. December 6: Fridays from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM, join us at the Windsor Public Library for Book Babies. Caregivers and their babies and toddlers, ages 0 to 2, can join us as we play, read, and enjoy songs and rhymes. Drop-in. Free. 860-285-1914. December 6: Tonight’s Middle School Extravaganza at the L.P. Wilson Community Center from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM promises to be an awesome night for middle school teens. Come enjoy a night filled with a DJ, music, dancing, games, basketball, photo booth, video games, pizza, candy, soda and new surprises. $10.00 in advance or $15.00 at the door. Register online or at the Recreation and Leisure Services Office. 860-285-1990. December 10: Get Dog Photos with Santa from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the L.P. Wilson Community Center. Don’t let the holiday season pass without a photo of your four-legged best friend with Santa Clause! Limit two dogs per handler. Bring your own camera or smart phone. Free. 860-285-1990 or townofwindsorct.com. December 11: Join us from 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM every other Wednesday to Shake, Shimmy & Dance at the Windsor Public Library. Kids ages 0 to 5 will enjoy this music and movement storytime. Drop-in. Free. 860-285-1914. December 12: Join us at the Windsor Public Library for STEM Junior for ages 3 to 5. Come test, tinker and create from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM on the second Thursday of the month. Drop-in. Free. 860-285-1914. December 12: A phone call from Santa at the North Pole is on every child’s wish list. North Pole calls are for children ages 3 to 9 and they will be placed today from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Pick up a form at the Recreation office or download one and return it to Recreation by Friday, December 6. Free. 860-285-1990. December 12: Join us at the Windsor Public Library for a Kids Crafternoon, an afternoon of art on the second Thursday of the month. Kids ages 6 to 11 can explore their creative side from 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM. Drop-in. Free. 860-285-1914.

December 3: The Windsor School of Self Defense is offering martial arts training for children. Classes meet every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the year at the L.P. Wilson Community Center from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Youth may register monthly for $35.00 per month. 860-285-1990.

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December 14: Stop in for the Windsor Public Library’s second Stuffed Animal Hospital from 10:30 AM -12:30 PM. Children ages 4 to 8 can enjoy creative pretend play and learn how to be the best stuffed animal vet on the block but families can also bring their beloved stuffed animals to get repaired by a team of volunteer stuffed animal surgeons! Registration recommended. Free. 860-285-1914. December 18: Northwest Park invites homeschool students ages 5 to 12 to Make & Decorate a Wreath with natural materials. Choose from morning session (10:30 AM to 11:30 AM) or the afternoon session (2:00 PM to 3:00 PM). Registration needed. Classes are $8.00 per student for Windsor residents, $10.00 per student nonresidents. 860-285-1886. December 19: Join us at the Windsor Public Library for our monthly STEM Club. Kids ages 6 to 11 can come test, tinker and create from 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM. Drop-in. Free. 860-285-1914. December 23: The Windsor Public Library is hosting a Polar Express Escape Room program for children ages 6 to 11 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Using our Breakout EDU kit, attendees are put to the test and they must work together to solve challenges, riddles and mysteries. Registration needed. Free. 860-285-1914. December 23: Vacation Camp at the Community Center at 330 Windsor Avenue, is for all elementary students during the holiday break, December 23, 26, 27, 30 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Students will enjoy their winter break with friends, games, sports, activities, arts & crafts and much more. Students should bring their own lunch and we’ll provide a snack. $30.00 per child per day. 860-285-1990.

September 5: Teen Thursdays at the Wilson Branch Library means teens ages 12 to 18 take over the children’s room with games, activities, and snacks. Stop by from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Free. 860-247-8960. September 7: At the Windsor Fife & Drum Corps Parade & Muster from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, see a parade through the center of town ends at the steps of the Town Hall and performances by visiting fife & drum corps that follow. Bring the family! Free. windsorfifeanddrumcorps.com or call 860-989-0292 for info. September 12: Celebrate National Video Game Day at the Windsor Public Library with an epic video game tournament today from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM! Register for a spot on our bracket, invite your friends, and win awesome prizes! We will also have a Bloxels station where you can design and play your own 8-bit video games. Registration is needed if you would like to compete. Refreshments provided. Free. 860-285-1919 or visit windsorlibrary.com/teens for more info. September 17: Teen Tuesday at the Windsor Public Library - New board games, art supplies, Nintendo Switch, Super NES, Wii, Xbox, Giant Jenga, Minecraft, and Fortnite. Grab some snacks after school and chill with us! You will also have first dibs on all the newest YA books. Stop by any time between 3:30 PM and 5:00 PM. Free. 860-285-1919.

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December 26: Join us at the Windsor Public Library for Young Explorers, a storytime and adventure program for children ages 3 to 5 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Enjoy stories, activities and crafts that go along with each month’s theme. Drop-in. Free. 860-285-1914. December 27: Join us for a special winter Friday Family Films from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM as we show The Grinch (2018) rated PG. Drop in. Free. 860-285-1914. December 27: Windsor Art Center’s All Day Art will be held from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the train station studios. Get your child out of the house for winter break, where kids age 5 to 12 will use their creative skills to paint, collage, and interact with others during projects and art games. $65.00. 860-716-9089. December 30: Join us at the Windsor Public Library for Steve Wronkers Winter Wonder Magic Show from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. This special Winter Vacation Week program is fun for the whole family. Registration needed. Free. 860-285-1914. December 31: Can’t stay up till midnight? Join us at the Windsor Public Library for our Noon Year’s Eve Countdown. At our Sunnyside Up storytime from 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM, we’ll read New Year’s celebration stories and make crafts to help us in our countdown to noon. Then we’ll turn on the music and enjoy some games and snacks until 12:15 PM. This program is for ages 0 to 11. Drop-in. Free. 860-285-1914.

September 17: Youth in Action is a diverse group of Windsor High School students who want to make their school and community a better place for others. This group meets every Tuesday at the Community Center at 330 Windsor Avenue. Transportation is provided. Registration is needed. Register online or at the Recreation and Leisure Services Office located at 599 Matianuck Ave. 860-285-1990. September 17: Win-TV’s Filming Chargers Production Club begins today from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM and continues Tuesdays through November 26 at the WIN-TV studios, located at the L.P. Wilson Community Center. This club is open to all Middle School age students in grades 6 to 8. Busing is provided from Sage Park Middle School and St. Gabriel School to WIN-TV studios. Sign up on-line at win-tv.org. Free. September 19: Teen Thursdays at the Wilson Branch Library means teens ages 12 to 18 take over the children’s room with games, activities, and snacks. Stop by from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Free. 860-247-8960. September 20: Youth in grades 3 to 8 and their parents/guardians are invited to enjoy a relaxing and fun Family Paint Night at the L.P. Wilson Community Center from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. This workshop can help youth and families soothe school and home stressors. Instruction, canvas, paint supplies, and dinner are provided. Register online or at the Recreation and Leisure Services Office or call 860-285-1990. $15.00 per person. Registration is on a first come first served basis. Call 860-285-1946 with any questions. townofwindsorct.com


September 30: Anime/Manga Club – Drop in as we practice our very own manga-style art, make and eat candy sushi, try strange and exotic snacks, work with paper crafts, watch some of the best new Anime movies and shows, and more from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Windsor Public Library. Join us on the last Monday of every month. Free. 860-285-1919.

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Windsor Police Cadets Are you between 11 and 20 years old? Are you interested in community service, law enforcement, or making new friends? If so, the Windsor Police Cadets might be right for you. Check us out at windsorpolicecadets.org or contact Sergeant Bernard Petkis at petkis@townofwindsorct.com or (860) 688-5273 ext. 523. September 21: Library Mini Golf – Put your mini golf skills to the test from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM as you navigate a wild and whacky course inside the Windsor Public Library, made entirely out of library materials! Registration needed. Free. 860-285-1919 or visit windsorlibrary.com/teens for more info. September 25: The Art of Henna – Join Jamilah for a special presentation on the awesome and ancient art of henna tattoos from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Windsor Public Library. Learn about the history of henna, get your very own unique henna tat, and enjoy traditional Indian food! Registration needed. 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. 860-285-1919 or visit windsorlibrary.com/teens. September 26: Youth ages 5 to 18 are invited to join us at the Wilson Branch Library from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM for a Lotus Lantern Workshop. The members of Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project will be on hand to help you make a lovely lotus flower lantern using colorful paper and wire frames. Registration is needed. Free. 860-247-8960. September 28: Home Alone Safety Class is offered by the Windsor Youth Services for all kids ages 8 to 13 years old who are left home alone. This program takes place at the Community Center at 330 Windsor Avenue from 10:00 AM to noon. Students will learn to be more aware of the potential dangers that they could face when left home alone. $10.00 is required at registration. Upon successfully completing the course, participants will receive their registration fee back as a user credit for future programs/events. Register online or at the Recreation and Leisure Services office or call 860-285-1990.

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October 3: Positive Parenting offered by the Windsor Youth Services Bureau for parents with children ages 9 to 16 at the L.P. Wilson Community Center every Thursday from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM through November 21. This six-week course offers advice on effective parenting strategies. Payment of $20.00 is required at registration. Upon successfully completing the course, participants will receive their registration fee back as a user credit for future programs/events. Register online or at the Recreation and Leisure Services office or call 860-285-1990. October 3: Teen Thursdays at the Wilson Branch Library means teens ages 12 to 18 take over the children’s room with games, activities, and snacks. Stop by from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Free. 860-247-8960. October 5: American Red Cross Certified Babysitter’s Training Class will be held at the Community Center at 330 Windsor Avenue from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM. Babysitter’s Training is designed to teach kids ages 11 to 15 how to respond to emergencies with first aid, rescue breathing, make good decisions under pressure, communicate effectively with parents, recognize safety and hygiene issues, manage young children, feed, diaper and care for infants, and start a babysitting business! Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a certification card. $90.00. Register online or at the Recreation and Leisure Services office or call 860-285-1990. October 7: Teen Thursdays at the Wilson Branch Library means teens ages 12 to 18 take over the children’s room with games, activities, and snacks. Stop by from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Free. 860-247-8960. October 8: How to Pay for College – Is your teen heading off to college? Do you have questions that require knowledgeable and professional answers? Join Tom Polowy of Valark Financial for a special presentation on the ins-and-outs of planning and paying for college. At the Windsor Public Library from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Free. 860-285-1919 for more information.

Join the Windsor Fife & Drum Corps! Kids ages 7 to 16 learn to play the fife or drum while marching and making friends. No experience necessary. Weekly rehearsals are held at the L.P. Wilson Community Center, Room 22 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Free. Visit windsorfifeanddrumcorps.com or call 860-989-0292 for info.

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October 21: Boy’s Council, will be held at the community Center at 330 Windsor Avenue from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM each Monday through December 16 for boys in grade 4 and 5. It challenges myths about how to be a “real boy” or “real man”. It engages boys in activities, dialogue, and self-expression to question stereotypical concepts and to increase boys’ emotional, social, and cultural literacy. Space is limited to 12 boys. Dinner is provided. $10.00 for all 8 sessions. Upon successfully completing the course, participants will receive their registration fee back as a user credit for future programs/events. Register online or at the Recreation and Leisure Services office or call. 860-285-1990.

Are teen gamers ever allowed in the library? You bet they are, especially on Teen Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:00 PM on alternating Tuesdays at the library. That’s when Nintendo Switch, Super NES Classic, Giant Jenga, Minecraft, and Fortnite come out and the competition begins! If Minecraft is a little too much for you, the library also has lots of graphic novels to keep you busy. Best part – it’s also all free. October 10: The Windsor Youth Services Bureau is offering a cycle of Mother/Daughter Circle, which is a dynamic weekly program for mothers or female guardians to strengthen their bonds with their daughters. This program meets weekly for eight weeks through December 12 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, at the the Community Center at 330 Windsor Avenue. Dinner is provided. $10.00 is required at registration. Upon successfully completing the course, participants will receive their registration fee back as a user credit for future programs/events. Register online or at the Recreation and Leisure Services office or call 860-285-1990. October 16: Are you between 11 and 20 years old? Are you interested in community service, law enforcement, or making new friends? If so, please join us for the Windsor Police Cadets Open House, to be held from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Windsor Public Safety Complex, 340 Bloomfield Avenue. Non-residents are encouraged to attend. To learn more about the Windsor Police Cadets, please visit us at windsorpolicecadets.org. October 17: Zombie Party – Looking to perfect your petrifying Halloween makeup skills? Join professional makeup effects artist, Felicia Moncada, for a bloody bonanza of holiday horror and hilarity today from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Windsor Public Library. We’ll zombify ourselves, learn some makeup tricks, eat terrifying treats, and watch the modern comedy/horror classic, Zombieland, before the release of Zombieland: Double Tap this weekend! Ages 13+. Free. 860-285-1919 or visit windsorlibrary.com/teens.

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October 23: Boys to Men will be held at the Commuity Center at 330 Windsor Avenue from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM each Wednesday through December 18. It challenges myths about how to be a “real boy” or “real man”. It engages boys in grades 6 to 8 in activities, dialogue, and self-expression to question stereotypical concepts and to increase boys’ emotional, social, and cultural literacy. Space is limited to 12 boys. Dinner is provided at each session. $10.00 for all 8 sessions. Upon successfully completing the course, participants will receive their registration fee back as a user credit for future programs/events. Register online or at the Recreation and Leisure Services office or call 860-285-1990. October 28: Drop in as we practice our very own manga-style art, make and eat candy sushi, try strange and exotic snacks, work with paper crafts, watch some of the best new Anime movies and shows, and more at the Windsor Public Library’s Anime/Manga Club! on the last Monday of every month from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Free. 860-285-1919.

November November 7: Teen Thursdays at the Wilson Branch Library means teens ages 12 to 18 take over the children’s room with games, activities, and snacks. Stop by from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Free. 860-247-8960. November 7: Write & Draw Your Own Comics from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Windsor Public Library. Do you love to draw? In love with comics, graphic novels, and manga? Join comic book author/artist, Marek Bennett, for a hands-on workshop that’ll give you all the info you’ll need to produce your very own comics at home. Registration needed. Free. 860-285-1919 or visit windsorlibrary.com/teens for more information.

The Teen Zone Party Rental Rent our exciting Teen Zone Party Room at the Community Center at 330 Windsor Avenue. Only at the Teen Zone can you enjoy a private party with vintage arcade games, air hockey, ping pong, and pool tables! Teens will love our two 50 inch flat screen televisions with XBOX One. The Teen Zone Party Room can be rented on Friday nights and weekends for birthday parties or team events. Party rental hours are Fridays from 6:00 PM-9:00 PM and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 8:00 PM. For more information call 860-285-1990 or visit townofwindsorct.com. Rental rates 2 hours

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November 12: Join us at the Community Center at 330 Windsor Avenue for our third annual Christmas Cards for Troops from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. The Youth Services Bureau will provide everything you need to make a special Christmas card for our troops! Cards take several weeks to be delivered overseas which is why this activity takes place in November. Free for all ages. Call 860-285-1990 for more information. November 15: Youth in grades 3 to 8 and their parents/guardians are invited to enjoy a relaxing and Family Paint Night at the L.P. Wilson Community Center from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. This workshop can help youth and families soothe school and home stressors. Instruction, canvas, paint supplies, and dinner are provided. Register online or at Recreation and Leisure Services. $15.00 per person. Call 860-285-1946 with any questions. November 21: LEGO Master Building Competition from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Windsor Public Library– Do you love LEGO? Have you ever dreamed of being a Master Builder? Want to impress your friends? Well, then signup and get ready to build! Attempt LEGO building challenges, win awesome prizes, and show off your skills at the Windsor Public Library from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Ages 10+. 860-285-1919 or visit windsorlibrary.com/ teens for more information. November 21: Teen Thursdays at the Wilson Branch Library means teens ages 12 to 18 take over the children’s room with games, activities, and snacks. Stop by from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Free. 860-247-8960. November 25: Anime/Manga Club – Drop in as we practice our very own manga-style art, make and eat candy sushi, try strange and exotic snacks, work with paper crafts, watch some of the best new Anime movies and shows, and more! Join us at the Windsor Public Library from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on the last Monday of every month. Free. 860-285-1919.

December December 4: Nailed It / Failed It: Holiday Style! – Join us at the Windsor Public Library from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM for a delicious and hilarious holiday program where we’ll try to recreate some fancy and festive holiday snacks. Everyone will vote at the end to determine who nailed it and who failed it. Prizes for the best and the funniest culinary creations! Registration needed. Free. Call 860-285-1919 or visit windsorlibrary.com/teens for more information.

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December 5: Teen Thursdays at the Wilson Branch Library means teens ages 12 to 18 take over the children’s room with games, activities, and snacks. Stop by from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Free. 860-247-8960. December 7: Home Alone Safety Class is offered by the Windsor Youth Services at the Community Center at 330 Windsor Avenue from 10:00 AM to noon for all boys and girls ages 8 to 13 who are left home alone. The course will cover all the safety concerns parents have when their children are by themselves. Students will learn to be more aware of the potential dangers they could face when left home alone. $10.00 is required at registration. Upon successfully completing the course, participants will receive their registration fee back as a user credit for future programs/events. Register online or at Recreation and Leisure Services. 860-285-1990. December, 14: Ugly Sweater Cookie Decoration & Holiday Movie at the Windsor Public Library from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM – Decorate tasty holiday treats to look like garish and hilarious holiday sweaters! Wear your own ugly holiday sweater and receive a prize! We’ll be watching a holiday movie while we decorate. Free. Call 860-285-1919 or visit windsorlibrary.com/ teens for more information. December 18: Star Wars Celebration – The Rise of Skywalker finally hits theaters this weekend! Join us at the Windsor Public Library from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM and celebrate the end of an era with Star Wars trivia, crafts, and a double feature of The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi! Free. Call 860285-1919 or visit windsorlibrary.com/teens for more information. December 19: Teen Thursdays at the Wilson Branch Library means teens ages 12 to 18 take over the children’s room with games, activities, and snacks. Stop by from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Free. 860-247-8960. December 30: Anime/Manga Club meets at the Windsor Public Library from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Drop in as we practice our very own manga-style art, make and eat candy sushi, try strange and exotic snacks, work with paper crafts, watch some of the best new Anime movies and shows, and more! Join us on the last Monday of every month. Free. 860-285-1919.

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September September 4: Join us today and again on September 11 for a relaxing class, Painting With Christine. Lead by professional artist, Christine MacClintic, you will be working with acrylic paint on canvas to create your own masterpiece. No experience necessary, just a desire to enjoy the creative process. $15.00 for two classes, all materials provided. Class size limited. 860-285-1992 to sign up. September 4: Yoga intermediate and beginner level instruction for those 55 and older starts today and continues Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM through October 30. You will learn yoga breathing techniques, yoga postures and relaxation techniques to enhance your quality of life. $45.00 or $6.00 per class to drop in. 860-285-1992. September 4: Let’s kick off National Senior Center Month, today from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM, with some fun and flare with Mocktails and Broadway Show. Mocktails and Broadway dancers at the Senior Center will shake up the afternoon and make you jump up from your seats. Brookdale South Windsor is sponsoring this fabulous event. Free. 860-285-1992 to sign up. September 5: Today begins an ongoing meditation group, Mindfulness Meditation, each Thursday, from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, in the Senior Center room AP1. Instructed by Fay Lavoie, a senior Windsor resident, certified meditation teacher, Yoga practitioner and Reiki master, meditation is a way to keep a healthy mind, body balance and peaceful life. Free. 860-285-1992 to register. September 5: The Wilson Branch Library’s Adult Crafter’s Group meets each Thursday from 10:30 AM to12:30 PM. If you are working on a craft and would like to work in the company of like-minded adults, stop by and join the group. Free. 860-247-8960. September 6: If you like to knit, crochet or sew, join our new creative club, Crafty Fingers, today and every Friday throughout the year from 10:00 AM to noon at the Senior Center Lounge. Craftspeople of all skills and interests are welcome. Bring your ideas with your craft supplies. Storage available. Free. 860-285-1992 to sign up. September 9: From 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM today, anyone age 50 or older can take the Driver Safety Program presented by the AARP. Learn about new laws and how you can be a better and safer driver. This course qualifies you for lower insurance rates in Connecticut. $15.00 with AARP membership card, or $20.00 for non-members. Cash or check only at time of the class, payable to AARP. 860-285-1992 to register.

Comfort Touch Massage Therapy Massage by Melissa, held at the Windsor Senior Center every Friday between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM, by a Certified Massage Therapist who is licensed and fully insured. She will offer full body massage designed specifically for the needs and physiology of seniors; therapeutic massage for joint mobility and to improve posture; Swedish massage to improve circulation; and hands or feet massage. The sessions are anywhere from 15 minutes to 60 minutes, your choice. $1.00 per minute. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling the Senior Center at 860-285-1992.

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OK, everybody, get your singing voices on... “Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you!” Celebrate your birthday month at the Windsor Senior Center every last Wednesday of the month at noon with a delicious cake donated by Geissler’s and receive a special birthday gift! You may also stay for lunch if you choose by calling the kitchen before noon the day before at 860-285-1843, and don’t forget to call the Senior Center office staff at 860-285-1992 to let them know if you’ll be attending the party so you’ll get a gift! September 10: Kimberly Hall will be sponsoring Courtyard Treat Time today from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM. Come and enjoy delicious Apple Crisp, Vanilla Ice Cream, music and a raffle, while outside in our Senior Center’s courtyard. 860-285-1992 to sign up. September 11: Join us today from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM for Aging is Only a Number, presented by Bill Crawford of Senior Living at Ridgefield Crossings. Explore the possibility of living a long, engaged, and joyful life. This year’s National Senior Center Month theme is Senior Centers: The Key to Aging Well, and the National institute of Senior Centers (NISC) is demonstrating how senior centers are integral parts of aging well. Learn just three simple principles to follow that will transform your life from ordinary to the extraordinary and why socializing will literally save your life. Free. 860-285-1992. September 16: Shape Up & Work Out begins today and continues every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM at the Senior Center through September 30. Improve the health of your heart and lungs and keep your bones strong with this on-going exercise program. Weights are available for your use. Newcomers welcome anytime. $28.00, or $5.00 per class to drop in. 860-285-1992.

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“Ask the Nurse” Visiting Nurse and Blood Pressure Clinic Seabury Visiting Nurse is available at the Windsor Senior Center to assess your general health, take blood pressure, blood sugar checks, review medications, provide diet, weight and nutritional information and make recommendations to help you stay healthy. 860-285-1992 to make an appointment. These free clinics are held at the Senior Center on the first and third Wednesdays each month from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Rides can be arranged to your appointment by calling 860-285-1839 two days in advance for Dial-A-Ride patrons. September 16: Sit, Stretch & Groove begins today and continues every Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM through September 30 at the Senior Center. This exercise class incorporates balance, stretching, walking and energetic exercise. Participants can choose to exercise sitting in chairs. New participants are always welcome. Seven classes for $24.00, or $5.00 per class to drop in. 860-285-1992. September 17: Join us today from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM for a Craft Class with Wayne. Learn how to create beautiful sun catchers. No experience necessary to create a beautiful keepsake or gift. Instruction and all materials provided. $10.00. 860-285-1992 to sign up. September 17: Chair Yoga starts today and continues Tuesdays from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM through October 22. This class uses gentle poses to reduce pain, stiffness and stress and helps to improve flexibility and agility. $30.00 this session or $6.00 per class to drop in. 860-285-1992. September 18: WIN-TV’s Senior Voice television program planning session takes place from 10:00 AM to noon on the first and third Wednesday of each month through December 19 at the WIN-TV studios at the L.P. Wilson Community Center. This first meeting will take place at the Windsor Senior Center. Senior Voice is a program to encourage seniors to share their concerns and interests with others in the community through the medium of television. Free. September 18: Join us for Evening Bingo at the Senior Center. Doors open at 3:15 PM, bingo cards should be purchased before 4:15 PM and the games begin at 4:30 PM. There will be special prizes and raffles and refreshments are available. $1.00 per card. 860-285-1992 to sign up.

Medical Equipment Loaning Closet Medical equipment such as walkers, wheelchairs, commodes, shower chairs, canes and more are available at no charge to Windsor residents. The Loaning Closet also accepts donations of certain used medical equipment in clean condition and in good working order. Due to limited storage space, we ask that you call first if you are donating an item. To borrow or donate items from the Loaning Closet, call 860-285 1992.

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Free Newsletter Each month we plan additional senior events and programs. Get the most current information from the Windsor Seniors’ Newsletter, published monthly and available at the Senior Center, at the town libraries, senior housing sites, grocery stores, and other town locations or on-line at townofwindsorct. com/senior-services. To receive home delivery for six months, send six self-addressed stamped business envelopes with 70¢ postage to: Windsor Senior Center Newsletter, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095. September 19: The Senior Foot Clinic will be held today and again on September 26 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Senior Center. $29.00 payable to the nurse. 860-285-1992 for an appointment. September 19: Today’s program from 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM, Balance, Posture and Defying Gravity, will encourage participation with a warm-up exercise to increase alertness, energy level and promote coordinated movement. Brain function will be reviewed and there will be a discussion on balance centers in the brain. This program will help keep your body upright and help prevent falls. Sponsored by Atrinity Home Health Agency. Free. 860-285-1992 to sign up. September 21: Grab a friend and join us today for a delightful trip to browse or take advantage of the wonderful savings at Clinton Premium Outlets. There’s Abercrombie & Finch, Adidas, Aeropostale, Coach, Hannah Andersson, Vera Bradley, Talbot’s, Dooney & Burke and many more. We leave the Senior Center at 9:00 AM; lunch on your own at the mall and expect to be back by 3:30 PM. Call 860-285-1992 to sign up. Cost of meals and/or fees are your responsibility. Free but a $2.00 donation is encouraged in order for us to continue to offer evening and weekend trips. September 24: September is National Senior Center Month. To celebrate, the senior center will be having various programs to enlighten and enjoy, including two fabulous 2-hour kayaking trips in Old Lyme on the National Great Island Estuary on Long Island Sound. Enjoy pristine coastline, explore Griswold point and some beautiful scenery. $50.00. Includes transportation, kayaks, and a tour guide. After the trip, the bus will stop for lunch. Call 860-285-1992 to sign up. September 24: Join us for our popular Early Bird Supper this evening catered by Dom’s Broad Street Eatery with entertainment by the talented Noah Lis, from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM. $8.00. See Windsor Senior’s Newsletter for complete details. Call 860-285-1992 to sign up. September 25: Today, from 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM, we celebrate the birthday of every Windsor senior born in September. Free cake donated by Geissler’s Supermarkets for the birthday honorees and all who sign up for lunch. Sponsored by Homewatch CareGivers. Free. Honorees should sign up by the Monday before the luncheon at 860-285-1843 and in the Senior Center office for a gift. 860-285-1992. 29

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Senior Fitness Center The Fitness Center for Windsor residents age 55 years or more is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM and until 7:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Saturday hours are from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. State of the art exercise equipment and weights are available. Free orientation provided by our qualified fitness instructor. Fitness membership fees are: 3 Months – $35.00 6 Months – $50.00 12 Months – $80.00 Non-resident memberships are available for double these fees. 860-285-1992 for further information. October 2: Join us today and again on October 9 for a relaxing class, Painting With Christine. Lead by professional artist, Christine MacClintic, you will be working with acrylic paint on canvas to create your own masterpiece. No experience necessary, just a desire to enjoy the creative process. $15.00 for two classes, all materials provided. Class size limited. 860-285-1992 to sign up.

September 26: Join us today as our Outdoor Adventure Club presents a Deep Sea Fishing trip for Sea Bass and Porgies, aboard the Mijoy in Waterford. $70.00 includes transportation, fishing, rod and reel rental and cleaning of your fish. See Windsor Seniors’ Newsletter for times and complete details. 860-285-1992 to sign up.

October October 1: Join us today as our Outdoor Adventure Club presents a scenic New England bicycle ride. Bring your bike and helmet and meet the Windsor Trail Riders at the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail in Canton at 10:00 AM and ride the trail to Unionville. It’s about a 16 mile round trip along the Farmington River in all its Fall glory and we should complete the ride by about noon. The river views are beautiful and there will be a stop for lunch in Collinsville. For more information, call 860-219-9193. October 2: Shape Up & Work Out takes place today from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM through October 30. See the September 16 listing for details. October 2: Sit, Stretch & Groove takes place today and continues every Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM through October 30. See the September 16 listing for details.

Become A Volunteer! Why not reap the benefits of volunteering by donating time to your Senior Center? Openings are available for office assistants in the Senior Center office and in the Transportation Department, medical appointment drivers, or drivers to deliver meals to homebound residents and much more. Schedules range from a few hours a month to a few hours a week. We need you! 860-285-1992.

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October 3: The Senior Health Fair and Flu Shot Clinic will be held at the Windsor Senior Center from 8:30 AM to noon today. Windsor residents age 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 and tests. Please bring all your coverage cards with you: Medicare, Medicare HMO card and standard insurance card. The cost without insurance will be $30.00 for flu shots. Approximately 30 vendors will be there to share information and refreshments will be available for purchase. You do not have to arrive early as shots and tests will be available all day. 860-285-1992 or 860-285-1824 for more information. October 8: Join us today from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM for Halloween Arrangements with Wayne. Learn how to create these festive arrangements and all materials are included. $18.00. Call 860-285-1992 to sign up. October 14: Join us at the Wilson Branch Library from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM for The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s, a discussion with the Yale Alzheimer’s Disease Center. We will explore the difference between normal aging and dementia. This presentation will define dementia including its various causes, and discuss the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Free. Register in advance. 860-247-8960. October 15: Join us today at from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, with our sponsor from McLean Homecare & Hospice, to create your own Therapeutic Putty and learn how to utilize it for increased hand strength and dexterity. There are also many whole body benefits to therapy putty such as stress reduction, coordination, flexibility and help with fine motor skills. Free. 860-285-1992 to sign up.

Hearing Clinic Free hearing clinics, conducted by a certified audiologist from Discount Hearing, are held at the Senior Center on the last Tuesday of every month from 10:00 AM to noon. Rides can be arranged to your appointment by calling 860-285-1839 two days in advance for Dial-ARide patrons. townofwindsorct.com


October 29: Join us at the Wilson Branch Library from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM for Coping with Dementia: Strategies for Families, a discussion with the Yale Alzheimer’s Disease Center. We will explore the stages of dementia, the patient characteristics and problems arising within each stage, and appropriate coping strategies for family caregivers. Resources for caregiving are also reviewed. Free. Register in advance. 860-247-8960.

Bakasana… Sukhasana… Tittibhasana here in Windsor? Don’t be scared! They’re just Yoga, poses and if you’re age 55 or more you can join a great Yoga class on Thursday mornings for as little as $6.00 at Windsor’s beautiful Senior Center. Almost everyone knows how beneficial Yoga can be so why not try it? You’ll love the instructor and meeting all of your classmates. Hey, you can even stay for a great lunch. Give them a call at 860-285-1992.

October 29: Chair Yoga starts today and continues Tuesdays from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM through December 3. This class uses gentle poses to reduce pain, stiffness and stress and helps to improve flexibility and agility. $30.00 this session or $6.00 per class to drop in. 860-285-1992. October 30: Join us for a fabulously fun evening at our Halloween-themed Early Bird Supper from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM. Enjoy a delicious dinner catered by Suffield by the River, while dressed in a costume of your choice and receive goodie treat bags. You could even win the grand prize for best costume (dressing in costume is optional). $8.00. 860-285-1992. October 30: Today, from 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM, we celebrate the birthday of every Windsor senior born in October. Free cake donated by Geissler’s Supermarkets for the birthday honorees and all who sign up for lunch. Sponsored by Windsor Health & Rehab with entertainment. Free. Honorees should sign up by the Monday before the luncheon at 860-285-1843 and in the Senior Center office for a gift. 860-285-1992.

November October 16: Join us for Evening Bingo today at 4:30 PM. See the September 18 listing for details. October 17: Join us this morning for our Rise ‘n Shine Breakfast from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM for a delicious breakfast and a hot topic. Menu includes Pumpkin French Toast, assorted muffins and pastries, bacon, sausage, coffee/tea. Sponsored by Bickford Health Care Center. Free. 860-285-1992 to sign up. October 17: Join us this evening for dinner at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant in East Windsor. Why cook tonight when you can eat at this esteemed restaurant that offers various dinner options at reasonable prices. Meals are prepared from fresh ingredients and served hot. You can also shop for items like women’s clothing, antiques and wall décor at prices up to 70% lower with the retailer’s deals. The bus leaves the Senior Center at 4:15 PM and will return to the center at 7:00 PM. Call 860-285-1992 to sign up. Cost of meals and/or fees are your responsibility. Free, but a $2.00 donation is encouraged in order for us to continue to offer evening and weekend trips. October 17: The Senior Foot Clinic will be held today and again on October 24 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Senior Center. $29.00 payable to the nurse. 860-285-1992 for an appointment.

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November 1: Shape Up & Work Out takes place today from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM through November 25. There is no class on November 11. See the September 16 listing for details. November 4: The Driver Safety Program takes place today from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. See the September 9 listing for details. November 4: Sit, Stretch & Groove takes place today from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. See the September 16 listing for details. November 6: Join us today and again on November 13 for a relaxing class, Painting With Christine. Lead by professional artist, Christine MacClintic, you will be working with acrylic paint on canvas to create your own masterpiece. No experience necessary, just a desire to enjoy the creative process. $15.00 for two classes, all materials provided. Class size limited. 860-285-1992 to sign up.

Recycle your old cell phones at the Windsor Senior Center Drop off cell phones (in any condition) Monday through Friday during business hours: Cell phones for emergency use only are available at no cost for residents age 55 or over. Call 860-285-1992.

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November 19: Don’t miss our popular Thanksgiving Early Bird Supper tonight from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM, hosted by the Windsor Senior Center. Chefs Paul Goldberg and Bob Ruzzo will be preparing our traditional Thanksgiving meal. See November Windsor Seniors’ Newsletter for more information. $10.00. Sign up in the office or call 860-285-1992. November 20: Join us for Evening Bingo at 4:30 PM at the Senior Center. See the September 20 listing for details. November 21: The Senior Foot Clinic will be held today from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Senior Center. $29.00. 860-285-1992 for an appointment. November 27: Today, from 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM, we celebrate the birthday of every Windsor senior born in November, this month with entertainment. Free cake donated by Geissler’s Supermarkets for the birthday honorees and all who sign up for lunch. Sponsored by Kimberly Hall. Free. Honorees should sign up by the Monday before the luncheon at 860-285-1843 and in the Senior Center office for a gift. 860-285-1992. Get ready…get set…and play the hottest game sweeping the senior nation – pickleball! November 7: Intermediate and beginner level Yoga instruction for those 55 and older starts today and continues Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM through December 19. No class on Nov. 28. You will learn yoga breathing techniques, yoga postures and relaxation techniques to enhance your quality of life. $30.00 or $6.00 per class. 860-285-1992. November 14: Join us today from 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM for Get Your Happy On, Part 1. Stress management and new coping strategies will be introduced during this program, as well as laughter therapy and the importance of having a positive attitude. Sponsored by Atrinity Home Health Agency. Free. 860-285-1992 to sign up. November 14: Join us today to see Billy Elliot, The musical, at the Goodspeed Opera House. During the 1984 miners’ strike in northern England, young Billy discovers an unlikely passion for ballet – a passion that will change his life, family and community forever. Featuring an electrifying score by music legend Elton John. Time Magazine honored Billy Elliot with the “Best Musical of the Decade!” Cost: $82 with lunch at the Gelston House included. Leave the Senior Center at 10:00 AM; advance lunch selection; return by about 4:30 PM. Call 860-285-1992 to sign up. November 15: The holidays can be a hard time to stick to diets, but we’ve got some tips and tricks to help you through. Join Mary Lawrence, executive chef and owner of Well on Wheels as she covers how to be Vegan for the Holidays from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Wilson Branch Library. Free. Register in advance at 860-247-8960.

December December 2: Shape Up & Work Out takes place today from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM through December 23. See the September 16 listing for details. December 2: Sit, Stretch & Groove takes place today from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM through December 23. See the September 16 listing for details. December 4: Join us today and again on December 11 for a relaxing painting class, Art Class With Christine. Lead by professional artist, Christine MacClintic, you will be working with acrylic paint on canvas to create your own masterpiece. No experience necessary, just a desire to enjoy the creative process. $15.00 for two classes, all materials provided. Class size limited. 860-285-1992 to sign up. December 4: Celebrate the season with us today from noon to 2:00 PM at our Annual Holiday Party. Please see Windsor Seniors’ Newsletter for more information including the complete dinner menu. Live music by Noah Lis from The Voice, that is sure to fill you with the holiday spirit! $12.00. Sign up early as reservations go quickly. Sign up in the office or call 860-285-1992. December 11: Join us today from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM with our sponsor from McLean Homecare & Hospice, to create your own Lavender Heating Pad. Research suggests that it may be useful for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness. There will also be a discussion on relaxation and sleep hygiene. Free. 860-285-1992 to sign up.

Out-of-Town Medical Transportation (to towns surrounding Windsor) Medical transportation to surrounding towns is available Monday through Friday to resident seniors age 60 or more and adults who are receiving Social Security Disability benefits. Call the Senior Center between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM at 860-285-1992, at least seven days in advance of your scheduled appointment. Wheelchair transportation for medical appointments is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only and is limited to Hartford, Bloomfield and the east side of West Hartford, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM. If you need to cancel your ride, please call 860-285-1992 as soon as possible. Please note that enrollment in the Windsor Senior Transportation (Dial-a-Ride) program is required prior to scheduling a ride or receiving transportation.

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Windsor Senior Transportation (Dial-a-Ride), In-Town Rides Transportation to locations around town is provided for medical appointments, shopping, banking, the Windsor Senior Center and more by Windsor Senior Transportation (Dial-A-Ride program), Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Windsor seniors age 60 or more, and adults who are receiving Social Security Disability benefits, are eligible to utilize this service once enrolled. Call 860-285 1846, no later than noon, two business days in advance. Listen to the instructions for information needed and leave your message on the answering machine. The driver will call you between 7:30 AM and 8:00 AM the morning of the ride to give you a pick up time. You may also sign up for a ride while at the Senior Center. If you need to cancel a ride, please call 860-285-1996 as soon as possible. Visit our website for complete program information at townofwindsorct.com, Human Services section, Senior Transportation, or call 860-285-1996. Please note that you must complete the enrollment process prior to scheduling a reservation or receiving transportation. December 12: Back by popular demand, Jennifer McManus, RN, BSN, Community Educator from Atrinity Home Health Agency, will present Get Your Happy On, Part 2 from 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM. The program will review science-based evidence on how happiness, gratitude, positive psychology, and mindfulness have positive health impacts on seniors of all ages. New skills and tools will be presented and practiced by the audience to reinforce that we can all become a happier version of ourselves. Discussion will also focus on the detrimental effects of negative thinking on our bodies and minds. Free. 860-285-1992 to sign up. December 14: Come to Bethlehem Indoor Flea Market with us today. It’s a great place to look for hidden treasures and to hunt for inexpensive albums, electronics, kitchenware, clothing and much more. The inventory goes on forever and you could easily spend hours there. There is free admission and free parking and the owners are very accommodating and friendly. Definitely worth the trip. Lunch at Nick’s Country Kitchen. Leave the Senior Center at 9:00 AM, lunch at 1:00 PM. Leave Nick’s at 2:30 PM and we should return to the Senior Center by 4:00 PM. Call 860-285-1992 to sign up. Cost of meals and/or fees are your responsibility but a $2.00 donation is encouraged in order for us to continue to offer evening and weekend trips. December 18: Join us for Evening Bingo tonight at 4:30 PM at the Senior Center. See the September 20 listing for details. December 19: The Senior Foot Clinic will be held today from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Senior Center and again December 26. $29.00. 860-285 1992 for an appointment.

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December 19: Join us for our Rise ‘n Shine Breakfast this morning from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Senior Center café. The menu includes French Toast wiith strawberries, sausage, home fries, pastry and fruit salad. Please see Windsor Seniors’ Newsletter for details. Sponsored by Touchpoints of Bloomfield. Free. 860-285-1992 to sign up. December 20: Today is National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day. Have the holidays let you down? Do you feel like the magic and mystique has faded with maturity and age? Well fear not… National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day is here to save you, so all you need to do is wear your ugly sweater to the senior center for a day of light-hearted fun. Come one, come all, and see all that our active senior center has to offer. 860-285-1992. December 26: Today, from 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM, we celebrate the birthday of every Windsor senior born in December. Free cake donated by Geissler’s Supermarkets for the birthday honorees and all who sign up for lunch. Sponsored by Windsor Health & Rehabilitation. Honorees should sign up by the Monday before the luncheon. 860-285-1843 and in the Senior Center office 860-285-1992.

Hot Lunch Program Hot lunches for people age 60 and above are provided by CRT and served at the Senior Center Monday through Friday at noon. Please make a reservation by noon the previous day by calling 860-285-1843 or sign up when you’re at the Senior Center. Please make a $2.50 donation if you can. Cost of lunch for guests under age 60 is $9.89. If you need to cancel, please let us know so we can give the meal to someone else.

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Don’t forget to check out these on-going Senior Center programs and clubs that meet continuously throughout the year. You are welcome to join at any time. Adult Coloring Group: Coloring is not just for kids. Reduce stress, increase fine motor skills, and just relax and have a good time every Monday through Friday between 9:30 AM and noon in the Senior Center. All supplies provided. Free. Arts & Crafts for Seniors: Do you like to paint, create flower arrangements, make jewelry? Would you like to learn? Then these classes are for you. Explore art with professional artists and crafters through painting, paper projects, floral arranging, wreath making, and more, and embrace your creativity while having fun. All art materials included and no experience necessary. Cost varies per class. See our Windsor Seniors’ Newsletter for more information or call 860-285-1992. Registration required. Bingo: Daytime games are played every Monday and Friday from 1:00 PM to 2:45 PM. This is a popular activity but there’s always room for one more at the Senior Center. Arrive by 12:45 to purchase your game cards. Evening Bingo parties are planned every third Wednesday of the month. Bowling: The Windsor Sportsters’ bowling league meets every Monday from 10:00 AM to noon at the Spare Time Bowling Entertainment Center in Windsor Locks. Come enjoy lots of good fellowship and fun. This is a non-competitive, co-ed league which you can join anytime. No bowling skills are required. $12.00 for three strings. 860-688-6119 for information. Coffee Talk: Enjoy a hot cup of coffee or tea as you discuss current events with other seniors every Monday and Friday mornings in the Senior Center café from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. This is an informal discussion group, sure to get your day started right. Free. Crafty Fingers: If you like to sew, knit or crochet, or have a special craft you would like to teach others, then Crafty Fingers is for you. Join this group every Friday morning in the Senior Center craft room from 10:00 AM to noon. All skills and interests welcome. Just stop by or call 860285-1992 for more information. Free. Cribbage: This centuries-old popular card game is played every Wednesday at 9:00 AM. Come early if you need some instruction. New players can join anytime. Free. Evening and Weekend Trips: Don’t stay stuck in the house because it’s dark or you don’t want to drive. We have trips to restaurants, shops, attractions and museums several times each month during the evening and on the weekends. We provide the transportation for free and can pick you up and drop you off at your home. Transportation for evening and weekend trips made possible in part by a grant from NCAAA. Donations of $2.00 per trip encouraged. 860-285 1992.

Golden Fellowship Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:00 PM. We have a short meeting followed by entertainment, refreshments and social time. (No meetings in July and August.) We also have bus trips to shows with lunch or places of interest. Informational flyers for our trips are located in the Windsor Senior Center. Everyone age 55+ is welcome to join. $5.00 per year. You don’t have to be a member to go on our trips. 860-758-7378 or 860-335-7069 for further information. Grocery Shopping within Windsor: Transportation to Geissler’s is offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning. Each Friday morning, we transport to Price-Rite and other shops in the Windsor Shopping Center. Shopping begins at approximately 9:00 AM and you will have one hour of shopping time at Geissler’s and two hours at the Windsor Shopping Center. Call 860-285-1846 by noon at least two business days prior to the trip. Enrollment in the Windsor Senior Transportation program is required prior to scheduling a ride. Hiking Club: Hike with the Happy Hikers April through October. Call the Senior Center for more details about this exciting club. 860-285-1992. Line Dancing: You won’t need a partner or any experience to join the line dancers from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM on Fridays at the Senior Center. Great camaraderie and aerobic benefits. New participants always welcome. Call 860-688-4860 for information. Free. (No line dancing July and August.) MahJongg: Join this great group and start a new hobby. Beginners are always welcome. Games are played every Monday and Thursday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM in the Senior Center lounge. Free. Mall Trips: On the first Tuesday of every month, the Dial-A-Ride bus takes seniors to Enfield Mall and on the second Tuesday of every month, the bus goes to the Buckland Mall in Manchester. The bus will begin pickups in Windsor at approximately 10:00 AM and will drop you off at the mall for shopping from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Call 860-285-1846 by noon, two business days prior to the trip. Enrollment in the Windsor Senior Transportation program is required prior to scheduling a ride or receiving transportation. Mindfulness Meditation: Join us each Thursday from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM as certified meditation teacher, Fay Lavoie, teaches you to how to meditate, which offers many health benefits mentally and physically. Free. 860-285-1992 for more information and to register. Movie of the Month: Join us in the Senior Center Lounge for the Movie of the Month from 12:45 PM to 3:00 PM on the third Tuesday of each month. Free popcorn and soda. Transportation available. Free. 860-285-1992 for more information and to sign up each month.

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Multi-Cultural Dance Group: Dance with instructor Josie to learn basic Hula, Polynesian, and dance movements from many other cultures as well. It’s a fun way to exercise and socialize, held in the Senior Center Ballet room every Friday from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. All are welcome including those with walkers and wheelchairs. Moves can be done while seated. 860-285-1992 for more information and to sign up. Free. Pickleball: Pickleball is similar to tennis, played on a badminton sized court with lowered nets, using paddles similar to ping pong paddles and a plastic ball. It’s very easy to learn and a fun way to get your exercise every morning indoor or outside, year round. Equipment available and learn while you play. Free with Senior Center membership. Call 860-285-1992 for more information. Quilting: Join the First Towne Quilters and share some friendship and stitching. Bring your own projects or stop by to get ideas and help with a new project. We meet the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM. Join us anytime. Free. The ROMEO Gathering (Retired Old Men Eating Out) meets at Bart’s Restaurant, 55 Palisado Avenue, from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM on the second Friday of each month. This breakfast club gives a chance to men age 55 or older to meet and enjoy each other’s company. This is a welcoming group. Cost is determined by what you order. Shopping Trips: Every Wednesday, our bus alternates transportation for seniors to Target and Stop & Shop in Windsor or to Wal-Mart and Big Y in East Windsor. The bus will begin pickups at noon and you will have two hours of shopping time. Call 860-285-1846 by noon, at least two business days before the trip. Enrollment in the Windsor Senior Transportation program is required prior to scheduling a ride.

Square Dancing: The Windsor Whirlers meet every Thursday from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM October through May in the Senior Center fitness room. Enjoy fast paced old-fashioned square dancing. No partner needed. Join anytime. $5.00 per class. 860-688-4780. Tap Dancing: Held every Thursday from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Join a group of men and women who enjoy tap dancing. Work on routines and learn the steps as you go. This is great fun and wonderful exercise that keeps the mind and body active. Free. Wii Bowling: We meet every 1st, 2nd, and 4th Tuesday each month in the Senior Center lounge at 1:00 PM to “bowl” using the Nintendo® Wii™. Any senior can play; you don’t need to have athletic ability, just enthusiasm. If you don’t know how to play, come a little early and we’ll show you how. Windsor Trail Riders: For seniors who enjoy bicycle riding and good company. We ride on multi-purpose trails in Connecticut and lower Massachusetts every Tuesday from April through October and welcome riders of all skill levels, provided they are wearing helmets. 860-219-9193 for more information or to be on the contact list. Free. Women’s Golf Club: All lady golfers welcome at Copper Hill Country Club in Granby on Wednesdays, April through September, at 9:00 AM. $45.00 for the season to join, non-refundable, with checks payable to Copper Hill Women’s Golf Club. Please call 908-782-4455 to make payment and for more information. WOW (Watch Our Weight): Meets every Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Senior Center. Gain support and information to help take off weight and keep it off while enjoying some new friendships. New members always welcome. 860-688-2515.

Call the Senior Center at 860-285-1992 with questions on any of these activities. If you are interested in forming a club or group for residents age 55 or over, please contact us. We’re happy to accommodate new clubs and ideas. Please also visit townofwindsorct.com/senior-services for more information, as well as our Facebook and Twitter page; search Windsor Senior Services.

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Windsor Citizen’s Academy Since 2005, more than 200 Windsor residents have graduated from this specially designed program where you will learn things about Windsor that you never knew before! It’s a fun opportunity to learn more about the services the Town of Windsor provides, how they are funded, a look at our day-to-day operations, and how you can get involved. The interactive Citizen’s Academy meets on Thursday evenings and focuses on how daily government operations contribute to a better community. See details in the September 26 entry on page 5. During the program, participants will have the opportunity to: • View some of Windsor’s historical documents and how they are cared for • Go behind the scenes and see what happens when you call 911 • See the latest firefighting equipment and learn how our volunteers react immediately to alarms • Think filling a pothole is easy? How is snow removal coordinated during heavy winter storms? Learn how Windsor’s Public Works experts do it. • Tour the town • Meet a variety of town staff, learn their roles and ask any questions you like! This is a free program for the first 30 people who register by calling 860-285-1835, online at townofwindsorct.com or by email at: jubrey@townofwindsorct.com.

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September 26

7:00 – 9:00 PM

Ludlow Room or Council Chambers at Town Hall (275 Broad Street)

Opening Night Overview of Organization Information Services

October 3

*6:00 – 9:00 PM

Safety Complex (340 Bloomfield Ave.)

Police and Fire

October 10

7:00 – 9:00 PM

Library (323 Broad Street)

Library, Development Services (Economic & Community Development, Design Services, Building Safety, Planning)

October 17

7:00 – 9:00 PM

Windsor High School (50 Sage Park Road)

Board of Education

October 24

7:00 – 9:00 PM

DPW Complex (99 Day Hill Rd.)

Public Works

October 26 (Saturday)

9:00 – 11:00 AM

Meet at Town Hall (275 Broad Street)

Town Tour (optional – but fun!)

November 7

7:00 – 9:00 PM

Senior Center @ L.P. Wilson Comm. Ctr. (599 Matianuck Ave.)

Human Services, Recreation

November 14

7:00 – 9:00 PM

Caring Connection Adult Day Health Center at (330 Windsor Avenue)

Health Services/Caring Connection/Discovery Center/Graduation

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Fall 2019 There's a lot to do in Windsor