There's a lot to do in Windsor! - Town of Windsor

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There's a lot to do in Windsor! - Town of Windsor

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There’s a lot to do in Windsor!


Five years ago, town officials realized that many residents weren’t aware of

the scope of town-sponsored activities. Their solution was to publish a unique

magazine style calendar listing called, There’s a lot to do in Windsor. The

publication, which started as just eight pages, has grown to 36 and now

includes entries from non-government entities such as Windsor’s Chamber

of Commerce, First Town Downtown and the Historical Society, just to name

a few. We think including these types of events really adds to the magazine and

better reflects what a wonderful town Windsor is. All told, in the 15 issues of

There’s a lot to do in Windsor, more than 3,375 programs for Windsor’s kids,

teens, adults, seniors and families have been featured!

If you see some way in which we can make this publication even more useful,

please call me with your suggestions and criticism. After all, that’s the way

town government works in Windsor and this publication should carry on that

tradition.

Enita Jubrey

Assistant to the Town Manager

285-1835

jubrey@townofwindsorct.com

Dr. Leonard Hellerman

What people first notice about There’s a Lot to Do in Windsor is those

stunning color covers. Those covers are provided by noted photographer

(and Windsor resident), Dr. Leonard Hellerman and we have reproduced

them here just to remind everyone how beautiful they are.

We are very fortunate that Dr. Hellerman has been so gracious in

sharing his work with us. When we sit down to choose a cover photo

for an upcoming edition, Dr. Hellerman shows us twenty slides he

thinks might be suitable. The problem is, every one is more than suitable and we have to choose

the best of the best!

Finding the information you need

There are more than 500 listings in this brochure

describing programs and activities for Windsor residents

of all ages. The information is presented by age

groupings with the “Everyone” section containing

information on adult programming as well as special

events for the whole family.

Other sections of the brochure are:

Everyone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-13

Kids: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-25

Teens: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-27

Seniors: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-33

Map of town facilities: . . . . . . . . . .34

Dr. Hellerman has been creating photographic art since the age of fourteen. His photography has

been exhibited in many places including: Real Art Ways in Hartford, West Hartford Art League,

University of Connecticut Medical-Dental School, Cornell Museum in Delray Beach, Florida,

Wintonbury Art League, Hartford Hospital, Palm Beach Photographic Centre and the Connecticut

Academy of Fine Arts, of which he is a member.

A member of the Panel of Judges for the Connecticut Association of Photographers, Dr. Hellerman also

lectures on the subject of photographic composition. He has been the recipient of many awards of the

Charter Oak Photographic Society in Hartford, and has also received honors from the Loxahatchee

National Wildlife Preserve, Connecticut Rivers Contest, Henry Clay Estate Photo Contest, West Hartford

Art League, Mystic Outdoor Art Festival, and the New Milford Outdoor Art Festival.

His stunning work has been featured over the past several years in the State of Connecticut’s

Environmental Protection calendar. He is currently under contract with the State of Connecticut to

photograph its twenty-five natural area preserves.

Windsor thanks you, Dr. Hellerman!

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Everyone

The most beautiful New England fall is right here in Windsor!

August

August 28: Clover Street School’s

Newcomers’ Social will be held today

from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. All first graders

and any other new families are welcome to

tour the building and enjoy ice cream. Free.

Call 687-2050 for information.

September

September 1: Do you have questions about

how to help your baby or preschooler learn

Ellsworth School’s Family Resource Center

Parent Educator can help. A certified parent

educator and a family support social worker are

available to work with you on issues such as age

appropriate behavior, potty training and much

more. Free. Call 687-2070 for information.

September 3: The Free Playgroups begin

today from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at the

Ellsworth School Family Resource Center and runs

every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday through

December 20. Children from newborn to age 5

with an adult will enjoy free play, arts and crafts,

a light snack and many other age appropriate

toys and activities. Drop in anytime. Free. Call

687-2070 for information.

September 4: The Oliver Ellsworth

School PTO meeting is tonight from 7:00 PM

to 8:30 PM. Hear about the activities planned

for the school year followed by a presentation

on Character in Education. Free. Call 678-2070

ext. 314 for information.

September 4: The Romp & Learn after

school program lets kids participate in games

and sports, creative arts & crafts and provides a

study center and homework assistance. It will be

held at 330 Windsor Avenue from 3:00 PM to

6:00 PM, Monday through Friday beginning

today and transportation will be available. Please

pre-register. $8.00 per day. Call 285-1990 for

information.

September 5: T’ai Chi Ch’uan (Beginner

Level) meets each Wednesday from 7:30 PM to

8:30 PM through November 7 at the L.P. Wilson

Community Center. All students are welcome.

$58.00. Call 285-1990 for information.

September 5: T’ai Chi Ch’uan

(60 postures short form) meets each

Wednesday through November 7 from 6:00 PM

to 7:30 PM at the L.P. Wilson Community Center.

This is for students that have completed the

“Yang Style” “Short Form” and wish to deepen

their understanding of Energy Mastery and Push

Hands Practice through standing Chi Kung and

form correction/review. $86.00. Call

285-1990 for information.

September 5: T’ai Chi “Sword Form”

(63 postures) meets each Wednesday from

8:30 PM to 9:30 PM through November 7 at the

L.P. Wilson Community Center. This is an introduction

to the “Yang Style” (double edge) “Sword

Form”. All students are welcome. $86.00. Call

285-1990 for information.

September 5: Diabetic Support Group

meets today. If you suffer from diabetes or

know someone who does, join us for an informative

diabetes support group meeting. A guest

speaker will update you on changes and developments

that relate to diabetes. Meets at the L.P.

Wilson Community Center from 1:00 PM to

2:00 PM. Free. Call 285-1839 for information.

Compliance with the

Americans With

Disabilities Act (ADA)

We strive 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 give us at

least two weeks notice prior to the program.

September 8: What Windsor Wore:

Exploring History through Dress. This

exhibition, at the Windsor Historical Society,

96 Palisado Avenue (Route 159), explores what

Windsor residents wore and what messages their

clothing communicated from the 1790’s through

the end of the 20th century. Rare clothing and

accessories from the Windsor Historical Society’s

extensive costume collections. Diaries, letters,

portraits, inventories, and account books will be

used to reveal evidence about men’s and

women’s work, social status, fashion, and

consumer choice. A hands-on area for adults and

children will allow the public to try on reproduction

clothing in front of a mirror, and explore

conscious and unconscious messages clothing

can send. As part of the exhibition opening today,

curator Amber Degn will give a slide presentation

showing the detective work involved in piecing

together Windsor lives from the historical record.

This exhibition continues through June 14, 2002

from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM; $3.00 adults, $1.00

children, free to Windsor Historical Society members.

Call 688-3813 for information.

September 8: Enjoy great gospel singing at

Windsor’s Gospel Festival from 1:30 PM

to 4:00 PM on the Windsor Town Green.

Sponsored by the Archer Memorial A.M.E.

Zion Church, the Windsor Gospel Festival is

held to provide the Windsor community with a

celebration and tribute through song and worship

in honor of Connecticut’s Freedom Trail month.

Call 688-2479 for information.

September 9: Open Gym activities begin

today and runs through May 30. Adult Open

Volleyball meets Monday and Wednesday from

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the John F. Kennedy

School. Adult Open Basketball meets

Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

at the John F. Kennedy School, and Sunday from

9:00 AM to noon at Poquonock School. Call

285-1990 for information.

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Everyone

The most beautiful New England fall is right here in Windsor!

September 10: There will be an informational

meeting for new and returning students of the

Windsor School District’s elementary strings

program tonight from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at

John F. Kennedy School. Free. Call 687-2060 for

information.

September 10: “Sol LeWitt, a concept

created by Sol LeWitt and executed by

Loomis Chaffee students” at the Sue and

Eugene Mercy Gallery on the Loomis Chaffee

campus through October 5. The gallery is open

from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through

Friday, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM on Tuesday and

Thursdays and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Sundays.

Free. Call 687-6030 or visit www.loomis.org for

information.

September 10: Integral Yoga

(Advanced) begins today from 6:00 PM to

7:30 PM and 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM for adults

who have taken four or more yoga classes and

would like to learn more advanced postures and

breathing practices. This 10-week class meets

Mondays continuously through December 17 in

a quiet gym and classrooms at the L.P. Wilson

Community Center. $60.00. Call 285-1990 for

information.

September 10: Adult Dance & Exercise

will emphasize muscle toning, improving strength

and increasing flexibility through ballet and modern

dance exercise. No prior dance experience is

necessary to attend this class. Meets every

Monday from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM through

October 22 at the L.P. Wilson Community Center.

$36.00. Call 285-1990 for information.

September 10: AM Aerobics is a low

impact aerobics class that meets Monday and

Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

through December 3 at the L. P. Wilson

Community Center. Young children with moms

welcome. Please bring a mat. $90.00 (Two-payment

installments can be made in September and

October.) Call 285-1990 for information.

September 11: The John F. Kennedy

School PTO meeting is tonight from

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Free. Call 687-2060 for

information.

September 11: Cardio Kickboxing is an

energizing class that combines fitness and martial

arts with aerobic movement. Meets on Tuesdays

and Thursdays from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the

L.P. Wilson Community Center through December

4. $100.00. (Payment can be made in two

installments in September and October.) Call

285-1990 for information.

September 11: PM Aerobics is low impact

aerobic routines combining strength and flexibility.

It meets at the L.P. Wilson Community Center

from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM each Tuesday and

Thursday through December 4. Bring a mat for

floor work. $96.00 (Payment can be made in

two installments in September and October.)

Call 285-1990 for information.

September 11: Integral Yoga (Gentle)

meets on Tuesday’s at the 330 Windsor Avenue

from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM through October 30.

A class of easy Yoga stretches with breathing and

relaxation practices. Each person moves at his or

her own level. This class is particularly helpful for

those who are at risk, for cancer or heart disease

and injury challenges, as well as for women that

are pregnant or have recently given birth. Please

bring a mat, 2 pillows and a blanket. $42.00.

Call 285-1990 for information.

September 12: The L.P. Wilson

Community Service Club meets today at the

L.P. Wilson Community Center from 1:00 PM to

2:00 PM. This group of active adults will meet to

plan and implement projects to assist homebound

seniors, people with special needs, students and

others. This is a great way to make new friends

while helping others. Free. Call 285-1839 for

information.

September 12: Adult Dance & Exercise

will emphasize muscle toning, improving strength

and increasing flexibility through ballet and modern

dance exercise. No prior dance experience is

necessary to attend this class. Meets every

Wednesday from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM through

October 17 at the L.P. Wilson Community Center.

$36.00. Call 285-1990 for information.

September 13: The Clover Street PTA will

meet tonight from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Come

meet the PTA officers and hear about exciting programs

planned for the year. Free. Call 687-2050

for information.

September 13: Integral Yoga

(Intermediate) meets from 6:00 PM to

7:30 PM at 330 Windsor Avenue and continues

Thursdays through November 1. The class covers

a review of HATHA practices as well as an introduction

to new ones and is appropriate for those

who have taken at least two beginners series

classes. Please bring a mat and a firm pillow.

$48.00. Call 285-1990 for information.

Library trips bring books to life.

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The Huntington

House Museum

289 Broad Street on the

Windsor Town Green

On October 11, The Huntington House

Museum will open its doors to the public.

The hours for the Museum are Thursday

through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

and on Sunday noon to 4:00 PM. The

admission prices have not been set yet, but

they will be reasonable so everyone can

enjoy Windsor’s first art museum.

This newly renovated old home is in itself a

sight to behold. The woodwork, workmanship

and elegance of an era gone by has

completely been restored.

The collections on exhibition are equally

remarkable. Some of the collections include:

■ Never before shown illustrations by Charles

G. Sheldon. There are more than 30 charcoal

sketches that will be on display.

Some date back to 1928. Many movie

stars posed for Sheldon between 1925

and 1929 for portraits which were used

on the covers of the PHOTOPLAY monthly

magazine. Between 1937 and 1957,

Sheldon created the Breck Girls illustrations

that were used in trade and national

magazines to advertise Breck shampoo.

■ Oil paintings done by Emile DeLobre.

Although DeLobre is a lesser known French

Impressionist painter, his follow-classmates

included Matisse, Marquet, Rouault &

Manguin and his pieces in this collection

from New York City are spectacular

■ An extensive Hummel collection and

many other fine objects.

Contact: Stephany Wall at 688-2004

September 13: Integral Yoga

(Beginners) meets at 330 Windsor Avenue

from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM. It is an introduction

to the classical yoga postures and breathing practices

that lead to flexibility, vitality and relaxation

of body and mind. Meets Thursdays through

November 1. No prior yoga experience is necessary.

$48.00. Call 285-1990 for information.

September 14: Ellsworth School is celebrating

Family Day by inviting all Ellsworth students

and their families to breakfast today from 7:30

AM to 8:30 AM in the school cafeteria. $1.00

per student, $2.00 per adult. Call 687-2070 for

information.

September 15: Saturday Cardio

Kickboxing meets from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

at the L.P. Wilson Community Center through

November 10. This new Saturday class combines

fitness and martial arts with aerobic movement.

$50.00. (Payment can be made in September

and October installments.) Call 285-1990 for

information.

September 15: Canoe down the

Farmington and Connecticut Rivers with

the folks from Northwest Park. Meet at the

Wilson Boat Launch at 9:00 AM and expect to

return by 1:00 PM. Bring your own lunch. This

canoe trip will be too advanced for beginners and

those under 18 must be accompanied by an

adult. $15.00. Call 285-1886 for information

and registration.

September 15: Living History: The

Revolution Comes to Windsor. Experience

Revolutionary Windsor 2001, when 200 reenactors

representing Colonial and British troops will

take over Windsor for the weekend. At Windsor

Historical Society, explore how the American

Revolution touched the lives of 18th century

Windsor people. On Saturday at noon, Windsor

High School’s prize-winning Teens of Praise gospel

choir will sing 18th century spirituals on the

Strong House lawn. From noon to 2:00 PM, the

Palisado Green will be set up as an army hospital

where you will be able to see surgeons at work,

learn about common herbal Colonial medicines

and drill with the troops. Windsor people struggled

to clothe Revolutionary troops throughout

the war. See textile production at work in our two

historic houses. Families are welcomed to our

Hands On Learning Center to play colonial games

and try their hand at some colonial crafts. At

Windsor Historical Society, 96 Palisado Avenue,

from noon to 2:00 PM. Free. Call 688-3813 for

information.

September 17: The Bill Selig Sr.

Memorial Charity Golf Tournament

will be held today from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

at Traditions in Windsor (formerly Millbrook).

This year’s tournament benefits the Windsor

Police Athletic League and the Windsor Teen

Center. $ 110.00 per player. Call 688-4657

(Barbara Selig) or 688-3651 (Sharon Mulligan)

for information.

September 18: The Annual Oliver

Ellsworth School Open House is today

from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the school.

Students and families are invited to tour

classrooms, share expectations and learn

what the school has to offer this year. Free.

Call 687-2070 for information.

September 19: Parenting: Live and

Learn – Anger Management workshop will

be held at Oliver Ellsworth School from 6:30 PM

to 8:00 PM. Come and hear about strategic ways

to help your youngster deal with anger. Activities

will be available for children while adults participate

in the workshop. This workshop will be

facilitated by a member of the Partnership.

Please register in advance. Free. Call 687-2070

for information.

September 19: “Famous Crimes

Revisited – Book Discussion &

Signing.” Dr. Jerry Labriola, co-author (with

Dr. Henry Lee) of Famous Crimes Revisited will

be on hand to talk about his recent book from

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Windsor Public

Library. The book provides a landmark analysis

of the most notorious crimes of the 20th century.

Registration for this program begins August 20

at the Windsor Library reference desk. Free.

Call 285-1918 for information.

September 19: Clover Street School’s

Open House/Curriculum Night for Grades

1, 2 & 3 will be held tonight from 6:30 PM

to 8:00 PM. Meet the teachers and learn about

your child’s curriculum. Call 687-2050 for

information.

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Everyone

The most beautiful New England fall is right here in Windsor!

September 20: Clover Street School’s

Open House/Curriculum Night for Grades

4 & 5 will be held tonight from 6:30 PM to

8:00 PM. Meet the teachers and learn about

your child’s curriculum. Call 687-2050 ext. 0

for information.

September 20: Adult Tennis Lessons

begin tonight from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at

the L.P. Wilson Community Center and continue

Thursdays through October 11. $40.00.

Call 285-1990 for information.

September 22: American Heritage

River: Rediscovering the Art, Scenic,

and Historic Treasures of the

Connecticut Valley. The Windsor Historical

Society celebrates its 80th anniversary with a

buffet dinner and slide lecture at Loomis Chaffee

School. William Hosley will survey the people,

places, and things that figured prominently in the

cultural and artistic life of the Connecticut Valley

during its first two centuries. Aspects of regional

history will be explored through gravestones,

architecture and household furnishings. These

objects illustrate the bond that linked the neighboring

towns of the Connecticut Valley while

offering insights into the people who owned

them. The Valley’s transformation from an

essentially provincial and agrarian culture to

the vanguard of the 19th century’s high tech

industrial revolution will be discussed. Please

reserve in advance. At the Loomis Chaffee

School Dining Hall, 4 Bachelder Road, Windsor

from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. $25.00; $20.00

for Windsor Historical Society members. Call

688-3813 for information.

September 22: Ceramic Painting will be

held today from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the

Wilson Branch Library. Ceramicist Cynthia Politt

Goldsnider will show how to paint fired, cleaned

bisqueware to create a finished piece you can

take home. Please register in advance. Free. Call

247-8960 for information.

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September 22: Participate in the Freedom

Trail Run beginning at 5:30 AM at the Archer

Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church. The Freedom Trail

Run is a significant event, which provides individuals

and families an opportunity to pay tribute to

those brave souls who fled from the South in

search of freedom by way of the Underground

Railroad. While taking part in this event, participants

will have time to reflect upon the sacrifices

made by the ancestors of the African American

people who live today.

The run is 7.4 miles beginning at the Archer

Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church and ending at the

entrance to Keney Park. Participants will stop at

two Windsor Freedom Trail sites including the

Joseph Rainey House and the Nancy Toney

gravesite. Participants are welcome to run the full

7.4 miles or any portion of it. Call 688-2479 for

information.

September 24: GED Prep and Adult

Basic Education classes begin today at Oliver

Ellsworth School from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM and

continue each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

through December 20. Transportation is available

for Windsor residents. Free. Call 687-2070 for

information.

September 24: The Windsor High School

PTSA meets tonight at 7:00 PM at the high

school. Tonight is Meet the Administrators night.

Free. Call 688-7172 for information.

September 25: Windsor’s Low-Vision/

Blind Support Group meets today from

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the L.P. Wilson

Community Center. This group is for persons who

have low vision or who are blind as well as their

caregivers. The group will have the opportunity to

gain information through speakers, accessing the

community as well as a chance to share concerns

and ideas. Free. Call 285-1842 for information.

September 25: The Evening Book

Discussion Group meets tonight from

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the upstairs Conference

Room at the Windsor Public Library. The featured

book is The First Salute, by Barbara Tuchman.

Copies will be available at the Checkout Desk

for four weeks prior to the meeting. Free.

Call 285-1925 for information.

September 29: Windsor Library Annual

Used Book Sale! Stop in at the Windsor

Public Library from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM for

the library’s Annual Used Book Sale. There is

a $5.00 early bird entrance charge from

9:00 – noon. No entrance charge in the afternoon.

Paperbacks are just 50 cents and all other

books are $1.00. The sale continues through

October 1. Call 285-1918 for information.

Entertain the family with a trip to the

Northwest Park Country Fair

September 29: The annual Northwest

Park Country Fair will be held today from

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the park. This annual

event is a day of family fun with arts & crafts,

music entertainment, games and a box lunch

auction. Don’t miss this wonderful day of family

fun in our beautiful park. Rain date is September

30. $1.00. Call 285-1886 for information.


Ongoing Exhibits at the

Windsor Historical Society

Windsor History: 1633-1950

Victorians: What Made Them Tick

Hands On History Learning Center (NEW!)

John and Sarah Strong House

Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee House

Tour homes owned by a country doctor and a sea captain and

discover what life was like for Windsor men, women, and children of the

18th and 19th centuries. These homes house the town’s first post office, a

small general store, and Dr. Chaffee’s medical office, with early medical

instruments and pharmaceutical recipes on display. Explore our exhibits,

research library, and new family oriented interactive gallery. The Windsor

Historical Society, 96 Palisado Avenue, Windsor. Tuesday through

Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. $3.00 adults, $1.00 children, free to

Windsor Historical Society members. Call 688-3813 for information.

September 29: A Day in the Berkshires!

Join your friends and neighbors for a day in the

Berkshires. We’ll start the day off leaving by

motor coach from the L.P. Wilson Community

Center at 8:30 AM. Our first stop will be at the

Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA.

We’ll be viewing a special collection of work by

the famous New England master “Pictures for

the American People”. Then it’s off to the Lee

Factory Outlets in Lee, Massachusetts to spend

the afternoon shopping. We’ll be returning to

L.P. Wilson at approximately 7:00 PM. $30.00.

Call 285-1990 for information.

October

October 1: The Oliver Ellsworth School

PTO general membership meeting is tonight

from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Free. Call 678-2070

ext. 314 for information.

October 1: Last chance! The Windsor

Public Library’s Annual Used Book Sale

continues today from 9:00 AM to 8:30 PM. Call

285-1918 for information.

October 2: The John F. Kennedy School

Open House for Grade 1 & 2 students

and their parents is tonight from 6:30 PM to

8:00 PM. Meet you child’s teacher, tour the

classrooms and talk with other parents. Free.

Call 687-2060 for information.

October 3: The John F. Kennedy School

Open House for Grades 3, 4 & 5 students and

their parents is tonight from 6:30 PM to 8:00

PM. Meet you child’s teacher, tour the classrooms

and talk with other parents. Free. Call 687-2060

for information.

October 3: Diabetic Support Group

meets today. If you suffer from diabetes or

know someone who does, join us for an

informative diabetes support group meeting.

A guest speaker will update you on changes

and developments that relate to diabetes.

Meets at the L.P. Wilson Community Center

from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Free. Call

285-1839 for information.

October 6: Green Mountain Yankee

Flyer Train Trip. Join us for a trip on the

legendary Yankee Flyer Train through beautiful

Vermont. Enjoy the fall foliage from a Motor

Coach trip to Bellows Falls, VT. Then board the

Yankee Flyer for a narrated tour to Ludlow, VT.

Once there browse the small shops and have a

leisurely lunch before returning to the train for the

return trip to Bellows Falls. The bus leaves the

L.P. Wilson Community Center at 7:00 AM and

will return by 7:00 PM. $40.00 adult, $30.00

child. Call 285-1990 for information.

October 6: Saturday Water Aerobics is

a cardiovascular program designed to increase

flexibility and strength in a low or non-impact

environment. It meets at the Windsor High School

pool from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM each Saturday

through December 8. $45.00. Call 285-1990 for

information.

October 6: Add a little spice to your life at the

7th Annual WIN-TV Chili Challenge!

Local businesses, civic groups and creative cooks

will be on hand to work their magic on the town

green from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM to benefit

Windsor’s own public access TV station. Activities

for the kids and the Lion’s Club Arts &

Crafts Show will also be featured on the

green. Chili sample tickets are $1.00 each.

Call 687-1932 for information.

October 6: Clover Street School’s

Parent Involvement Beautification Day

will be held today from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM.

Come help clean up our school! Lunch will be provided.

Free. Call 687-2050 for information.

October 7-13: is National Fire

Prevention Week. The national theme is

“Cover the Bases and Strike Out Fire.”

October 9: The John F. Kennedy School

PTO meeting is tonight from 7:00 PM to 8:30

PM. Free. Call 687-2060 for information.

October 10: The L.P. Wilson Community

Service Club meets today at the L.P. Wilson

Community Center from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.

This group of active adults will meet to plan

and implement projects to assist homebound

seniors, people with special needs, students and

others. This is a great way to make new friends

while helping others. Free. Call 285-1839 for

information.

October 10: Water Aerobics is a

cardiovascular program designed to increase

flexibility and strength in a low or non-impact

environment. It meets at the Windsor High School

pool from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM each Wednesday

through December 12. $45.00. Call 285-1990

for information.

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Everyone

The most beautiful New England fall is right here in Windsor!

October 10: Preparation for Childbirth.

Hartford Hospital’s Parent Education Program, in

collaboration with the Town of Windsor’s Healthy

People Initiative, is pleased to provide Preparation

for Childbirth at the Hartford Hospital Windsor

Healthcare Center, 1060 Day Hill Road Windsor.

This three-part series will include two classes on

the labor and delivery process, relaxation &

breathing, comfort techniques, role of the birth

partner, pain relief options and cesarean birth.

Part three* of the series will focus on parenting

issues and what to expect the first three months

with your new baby. Upcoming classes are scheduled

for October 10, 17, 24* December 12, 19,

26*. To register, please call Hartford Hospital’s

Health Referral Service at 860-545-1888. For

more information on Windsor’s Healthy People

Programs, call 860-285-1410.

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Windsor’s 2001 Leaf Collection Program

Starts on October 22.

In Connecticut, leaf recycling is mandatory. In Windsor, the landfill

not only accepts your leaves, but also uses them to produce nice, rich

compost. This compost is available at the landfill, which can be

contacted at (860) 285-1833 for further information.

This year, Windsor’s leaf collection program starts on October 22

and ends on December 14. Windsor Sanitation will pick up your leaves

during this period on the same day as your trash pick-up.

Here are some things you can do to make this easier for everyone:

Use 30 to 40 gallon paper leaf bags. No plastic bags, please.

Place your bags at the curb.

If you use your own containers, please label them with a “Leaves

Only” sticker. These stickers are available at the Community Health

Services office at Town Hall)

If you choose to self-haul your leaves to the landfill, there is no charge

during this period for clean loads of leaves. The landfill is open Monday

through Saturday 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM and is located at 500

Huckleberry Road, Windsor.

October 11: The Clover Street School

PTA meets today from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Free. Call 683-2124 for information.

October 11: Photographs by David

Brickman, class of 1975 at the Sue and

Eugene Mercy Gallery on the Loomis Chaffee

campus through October 5. The gallery is open

from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through

Friday, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM on Tuesday and

Thursdays and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Sundays.

Free. Call 687-6030 or visit www.loomis.org

for information.

October 12: Every kid at John F. Kennedy

School is going to say “cheese” today because

today everyone gets their picture taken

for school records. Want additional copies of

your child’s photo Just return the envelope

that will be sent home with your child. Free.

Call 687-2060 for information.

October 13: Autumn has arrived so grab your

garden gloves and help rake, collect trash and

tidy up Windsor’s Green for the holiday

season. No special skills required and everyone

welcome. Meet at the Windsor Chamber of

Commerce at 9:00 AM and the job will be finished

by noon. Free. Call 683-8410 or visit

www.firsttowndowntown.org for information.

October 13: Meet tonight from 7:30 PM to

10:00 PM for the Northwest Park

Coffeehouse. Enjoy musical entertainment in a

relaxed setting. Complimentary beverages and

desserts provided by the Friends of Northwest

Park. $10.00. Call 285-1886 for information.

October 17: Parenting: Live and Learn

– Positive Discipline workshop will be held

at Oliver Ellsworth School from 6:30 PM to

8:00 PM. Come and hear from facilitators Mike

and Maureen Donegan, MSW, about positive

discipline for your 10-15 year old child. Activities

will be available for children while adults participate

in the workshop. Please register in advance.

Free. Call 687-2070 for information.

October 18: The Island Chamber

Musicians perform at the Founders Chapel on

the Loomis Chaffee campus from 7:30 PM to

9:00 PM. Free. Call 687-6030 or visit

www.loomis.org for information.

October 19: Today is the Wilson Branch

Library’s trip to Elm Knoll Farm in Somers.

The bus leaves the library at 10:00 AM and will

return by 2:00 PM. The farm includes a petting

zoo, fun run, giant caterpillar, a hayride and a

pumpkin to take home. Bring a picnic lunch.

Please register and pay in advance. $3.00.

Call 247-8960 for information.

October 20: Enjoy the beautiful fall foliage

while canoeing on the Farmington River

today from 9:00 AM to noon. Meet at Barts.

Those under age 18 must be accompanied by an

adult. Please register in advance. $7.00. Call

285-1886 for reservations.


October 22: This week is Clover Street

School’s Book Fair. This PTA sponsored book

fair is held each day through October 26 at the

school from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Free. Call

687-2050 for information.

October 22: The Windsor High School

PTSA meets tonight at 7:00 PM at the high

school. Free. Call 688-7172 for information.

October 24: Adult Dance & Exercise will

emphasize muscle toning, improving strength and

increasing flexibility through ballet and modern

dance exercise. No prior dance knowledge is necessary

to attend this class. Meets every

Wednesday from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM at the

L.P. Wilson Community Center through December

5. $36.00. Call 285-1990 for information.

October 24: Oliver Ellsworth School’s Raising

Readers program is today from 6:30 PM to

7:30 PM. All Ellsworth students are invited to

attend this Success for All Workshop with a parent

or guardian, participate in a SFA lesson and

receive a free book. Please register in advance.

Free. Call 687-2070 for information.

October 26: Night of 1001 Pumpkins!

Meet at Northwest Park from 6:00 PM to

7:30 PM and wear your costume, bring a carved

pumpkin and enjoy the clowns and storytellers.

There will be goody bags and refreshments for

everyone. Free. Call 285-1990 for information.

October 27: Have some fun at Northwest Park

talking to the “Creatures” of the Night. From

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, take guided walks along the

park’s illuminated trails and meet the “creatures”

that go about their nighttime adventures.

Refreshments will be served. $3.00 per person or

$7.00 per family. Call 285-1886 for information.

October 28: Preschool and elementary school

age kids should definitely meet today from

2:30 PM to 4:00 PM at the Windsor Public

Library for the 2nd Annual Monster Mask

Bash. Have fun making your own original

Halloween mask. Refreshments will be served.

Free. Call 683-8410 for information.

Creatures of the Night unite at Northwest

Park

October 28: Today is “Change Your Clock,

Change Your Battery Day” as

a reminder to change the batteries in smoke

detectors. It’s a good idea to test the smoke

detectors at this time too. As part of fire prevention

activities, the Windsor Fire Department will

visit schools and host open houses at the fire

stations. The Fire Marshall’s office will offer

to conduct fire exit drills, provide emergency

preparedness training and provide training on

the correct use of fire extinguishers.

October 29: Adult Dance & Exercise will

emphasize muscle toning, improving strength and

increasing flexibility through ballet and modern

dance exercise. No prior dance knowledge is necessary

to attend this class. Meets every Monday

from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the L.P. Wilson

Community Center through December 10.

$36.00. Call 285-1990 for information.

October 30: Children up to age six and their

families will have some Halloween fun at the

Windsor Public Library’s Halloween Parade

tonight from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Wear your

costume for our annual Parade of Costumes

inside the library and then join us for a

Halloween concert by Tomasina! Free tickets are

available beginning October 9. Call 285-1914.

October 30: The Evening Book

Discussion Group meets tonight from 7:00

PM to 8:00 PM in the upstairs Conference Room

at the Windsor Public Library to discuss Waiting,

by Ha Jin. Copies of the book will be available at

the Checkout Desk for four weeks prior to the

meeting. Free. Call 285-1925 for information.

October 30: Windsor’s Low-Vision/Blind

Support Group meets today from 11:00 AM

to 2:00 PM at the L.P. Wilson Community Center.

This group is for persons who have low vision or

who are blind as well as their caregivers. The

group will have the opportunity to gain information

through speakers, accessing the community

as well as a chance to share concerns and ideas.

Free. Call 285-1842 for information.

What a fright on Halloween Night!

October 31: Eeeek! It’s the Nightmare on

Broad Street. Enjoy a nightmarish evening

from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM on and near the Town

Green as you visit area businesses that will hand

out some ghoulish treats. Visit the Jaycee’s

Halloween Village and while you’re there,

don’t miss the Chamber of Commerce

Haunted House at 261 Broad Street. Free.

Call 688-5165 for information.

November

November 1: Being Black: A Connecticut

Forum Conversation. Based on the highprofile

Connecticut Forum at the Bushnell

Memorial in Hartford, this facilitated group

discussion is designed to help bridge the barriers

that separate people, allowing for meaningful

conversation and reflection. This program, held

from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Windsor Public

Library, will explore and expand upon the topic

“Being Black”, which will be featured at the

Bushnell in Hartford on October 18. Registration

begins October 1. Space is limited. Free. Call

285-1918 for information.

November 1: David Zucker presents Poetry

in Motion at the Clover Street School from

9:45 AM to 1:45 PM. Free. Call 683-2124 for

information.

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Everyone

The most beautiful New England fall is right here in Windsor!

November 1: The Norman Johnson Jazz

Quartette performs at the Founders Chapel on

the Loomis Chaffee campus from 10:00 AM to

11:00 AM. Free. Call 687-6030 or visit

www.loomis.org for information.

November 5: The Oliver Ellsworth

School PTO general membership meeting is

tonight from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Free. Call

687-2070 ext. 314 for information.

November 6: Integral Yoga (Gentle)

meets today at the 330 Windsor Avenue from

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM through December 18. A

class of easy Yoga stretches with breathing and

relaxation practices. Each person moves at his or

her own level. This class is particularly helpful for

those who are at risk, for cancer or heart disease

and injury challenges, as well as for women that

are pregnant or have recently given birth. Please

bring a mat, 2 pillows and a blanket. $42.00.

Call 285-1990 for information.

November 7: Diabetic Support Group

meets today. If you suffer from diabetes or know

someone who does, join us for an informative

diabetes support group meeting. A guest speaker

will update you on changes and developments

that relate to diabetes. Meets at the L.P. Wilson

Community Center from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.

Free. Call 285-1839 for information.

November 8: Integral Yoga

(Intermediate) meets from 6:00 PM to

7:30 PM at 330 Windsor Avenue and continues

Thursdays through December 20. The class covers

a review of HATHA practices as well as an introduction

to new ones and is appropriate for those

who have taken at least two beginners series

classes. Please bring a mat and a firm pillow.

$36.00. Call 285-1990 for information.

Election Day

November 6 is Election Day. From 6:00 AM

to 8:00 PM, turn out to elect nine Town

Council members, nine Board of Education

members and three Constables. The polling

places are:

District 1

Roger Wolcott School

Windsor Avenue & East Wolcott Avenue

District 2

J.F. Kennedy School

530 Park Avenue

District 3

Windsor High School

Sage Park Road & Capen Street

District 4

Windsor Public Library

323 Broad Street

District 5

Town Hall

275 Broad Street

District 6

Oliver Ellsworth School

730 Kennedy Road

District 7:

Poquonock School

1760 Poquonock Avenue

November 8: Integral Yoga (Beginners)

meets at 330 Windsor Avenue from 7:30 PM to

9:00 PM. It is an introduction to the classical

yoga postures and breathing practices that lead

to flexibility, vitality and relaxation of body and

mind. Meets Thursdays through December 20.

No prior yoga experience is necessary. $36.00.

Call 285-1990 for information.

November 8: David Zucker presents Poetry

in Motion at the Clover Street School from

9:45 AM to 1:45 PM. Free. Call 683-2124 for

information.

November 8: Clover Street School’s

Coffee House/PTA Meeting will be held

today from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Parents and

staff will showcase their many skills. Free. Call

683-2124 for information.

November 9: Join us for a wonderful trip to

Lancaster, PA. Our bus will leave the L.P.

Wilson Community Center at 7:30 AM. On

arrival, we’ll head to the Rockport Factory Outlet

Mall. Later after a rest, we’ll attend the Dutch

Apple Dinner Theater performance of Camelot.

On Saturday, we’ll spend the day sightseeing

with the Amish Neighbors Tours and in the

evening, we’ll have an Amish style country feast

at the famous “Good & Plenty.” Sunday, we’ll

head home and will arrive at about 5:00 PM.

$199.00 double occupancy and $179.00 triple.

Call 285-1990 for information.

November 12: The Windsor Veterans

Day observance will be held at the Windsor

VFW, corner of Broad and Elm Streets from

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Music from the Windsor

High School Band will be featured. Free. Call

285-1835 for information.

November 10: Meet tonight from 7:30 PM to

10:00 PM for the Northwest Park

Coffeehouse. Enjoy musical entertainment in a

relaxed setting. Complimentary beverages and

desserts provided by the Friends of Northwest

Park. $10.00. Call 285-1887 for information.

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Mickey Peters addresses those in attendance

at Windsor’s Veterans Day Observance

November 10: “Why Have You Not

Sent My Goods” Shopping for

Women’s Clothing in America from

1865 to 1900. The last third of the nineteenth

century witnessed major changes in the

production, distribution and consumption of

women’s clothing. This talk, by Sarah Johnson,

Associate Chair at the Parson School of Design in

New York City, will present an overview of etiquette,

shopping practices, the rise of the department

store, the differences between custom-made

and ready-to-wear clothing and how clothing was

advertised. Women’s responses to these changes

will also be explored through excerpts from

women’s magazines and diaries. At the Windsor

Historical Society, 96 Palisado Avenue (Route

159) from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. $3.00 adults,

$1.00 children, Windsor Historical Society members

free. Call 688-3813 for information.

November 12: This week is National

Children’s Book Week/American Education Week

and at Clover Street School, the Chamber of

Commerce teams up with Clover Street School to

provide books and readers to each classroom.

It’s called “Businesses Fueling Minds

Through Books.” Other activities through

November 16 include a storyteller, guest readers,

and activities in the classrooms. Free. Call

687-2050 x 103 for information.

November 13: John F. Kennedy School

parent conferences begin today at 1:25 PM

and continue at 1:25 PM through November 15.

Meet with your child’s teacher to discuss your

child’s progress. Students will be dismissed at

1:25 PM each day. Free. Call 687-2060 for

information.

November 13: Windsor’s Low-Vision/

Blind Support Group meets today from

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the L.P. Wilson

Community Center. This group is for persons who

have low vision or who are blind as well as their

caregivers. The group will have the opportunity to

gain information through speakers, accessing the

community as well as a chance to share concerns

and ideas. Free. Call 285-1842 for information.

November 14: The L.P. Wilson

Community Service Club meets today at the

L.P. Wilson Community Center from 1:00 PM to

2:00 PM. This group of active adults will meet to

plan and implement projects to assist homebound

seniors, people with special needs, students and

others. This is a great way to make new friends

while helping others. Free. Call 285-1839 for

information.

November 15: Etchings by Brian Cohen

at the Sue and Eugene Mercy Gallery on the

Loomis Chaffee campus through October 5. The

gallery is open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Monday through Friday, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM on

Tuesday and Thursdays and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Sundays. Free. Call 687-6030 or visit

www.loomis.org for information.

November 17: The Pee Wee Theater’s

performance of When I Grow Up is today at

7:00 PM at the L.P. Wilson Community Center.

Tickets are $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children

and seniors. Call 285-1990 for information.

November 18: The Pee Wee Theater’s

performance of When I Grow Up is today at

3:00 PM at the L.P. Wilson Community Center.

Tickets are $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children

and seniors. Call 285-1990 for information.

November 27: The Evening Book

Discussion Group meets tonight from

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the upstairs Conference

Room at the Windsor Public Library to discuss

Chickenhawk, by Robert C. Mason. Copies of

the book will be available at the Checkout Desk

for four weeks prior to the meeting. Free. Call

285-1925 for information.

November 28: Parenting: Live and

Learn – Building a Relationship With

Your Preteen workshop will be hosted by

Oliver Ellsworth School from 6:30 PM to

8:00 PM. Come and hear a specialist from

Windsor Youth Services discuss this important

issue. Activities will be available for children while

adults participate in the workshop. Please register

in advance. Free. Call 687-2070 for information.

November 29: Windsor’s traditional Carol

Sing on the Green is a wonderful way to get

into the holiday spirit. After the carol sing, enjoy

hot chocolate and free pictures with Santa at

Windsor Federal Savings and Loan. It all starts at

7:00 PM. Free. Call 285-1990 for information.

November 30: Nutcracker Ballet –

The Northern Connecticut Ballet presents a

traditional rendering of Tchaikowsky’s ballet

from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM at the L.P. Wilson

Community Center. It’s a holiday tradition!

Adult tickets are $16.00 in advance and

$18.00 at the door. Children’s tickets are

$8.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door.

Call 668-7542 for information.

December

December 1: Winter Magic will be held at

Windsor Town Center from 10:00 AM to 2:00

PM today. Enjoy carriage rides, photos with Santa

and his friends, refreshments, raffles, entertainment

and holiday “specials” while shopping in

Windsor Center. It’s all courtesy of Windsor businesses!

Free. Call 688-5165 for information.

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Everyone

The most beautiful New England fall is right here in Windsor!

Windsor’s Innovative Teachers

Last year, the Board of Education offered mini-grants for innovative

projects developed by teachers in the town’s schools and awarded

the grants on the basis of a competitive application process.

The project described below was funded by one of these grants.

The program will continue in 2001-2002.

A visitor to Frank Halish’s science classroom might find the roomfilled with high school students

who converse nonchalantly as small pythons drape themselves around their arms. These students

are studying, caring for and becoming knowledgeable about a wide variety of exotic animals through

the “Independent Animal Studies” program. The students also make presentations to elementary

school classes, where they display some of the animals, discuss facts about them and talk

about challenges to their survival in captivity and in the wild. Students in the program must use

science, math and writing skills to keep accurate behavior, growth, health, breeding and feeding

records. They also gain experience in public speaking and receive career information from

professionals in the field of animal studies.

Rosemary Mullen and Catherine LaRosa initiated the “Science to Go” project to give all fifth-grade

students at J.F. Kennedy School the opportunity to investigate science outside of the classroom. The

Incentive Grant made it possible to assemble five canvas bags, each with a different experiment, for

each of the fifth-grade classrooms. Inside the bags were directions for the experiment, a lab sheet,

equipment (such as a reference book, microscope, thermometers) and materials for reflection and

evaluation. Students signed out the science bags for a week and were encouraged to work through

the experiment with their families. All students were required to do at least two science bags during

the school year - and some did all of them! The culminating activity of the year was a Science Fair,

held on Wednesday, June 6, at which students prepared and presented an independent experiment

to other students and to family members.

December 3: The Oliver Ellsworth School

PTO general membership meeting is tonight

from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Free. Call 687-2070

ext. 314 for information.

December 5: Diabetic Support Group

meets today. If you suffer from diabetes or know

someone who does, join us for an informative

diabetes support group meeting. A guest speaker

will update you on changes and developments

that relate to diabetes. Meets at the L.P. Wilson

Community Center from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.

Free. Call 285-1839 for information.

December 7&8: Nutcracker Ballet – The

Northern Connecticut Ballet presents a traditional

rendering of Tchaikowsky’s ballet from 7:00 PM

to 9:00 PM at the L.P. Wilson Community Center.

Adult tickets are $16.00 in advance and $18.00

at the door. Children’s tickets are $8.00 in

advance and $10.00 at the door. Call 668-7542

for information.

December 8: Meet tonight from 7:30 PM to

10:00 PM for the Northwest Park

Coffeehouse. Enjoy musical entertainment in a

relaxed setting. Complimentary beverages and

desserts provided by the Friends of Northwest

Park. $10.00. Call 285-1886 for information.

December 1: Nutcracker Ballet Matinee.

The Northern Connecticut Ballet presents a traditional

rendering of Tchaikowsky’s ballet from

2:00 PM to 4:00 pm at the L.P. Wilson

Community Center. It’s a holiday tradition!

Adult tickets are $16.00 in advance and

$18.00 at the door. Children’s tickets are

$8.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door.

Call 668-7542 for information.

December 2: The Northern Connecticut Ballet

presents another performance of Nutcracker

today from 2:00 PM to 4:00 pm at the

L.P. Wilson Community Center. Adult tickets

are $16.00 in advance and $18.00 at the

door. Children’s tickets are $8.00 in advance

and $10.00 at the door. Call 668-7542 for

information.

December 3: The John F. Kennedy School

PTO meeting is tonight from 7:00 PM to

8:30 PM. Free. Call 687-2060 for information.

December 8: Winter Magic will be held at

Windsor Shopping Center and in the Wilson business

district from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM today.

Enjoy carriage rides, photos with Santa and his

friends, refreshments, raffles, entertainment and

holiday “specials” while shopping in Windsor

Center. It’s all courtesy of Windsor businesses!

Free. Call 688-5165 for information.

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December 8: Shopping in New York City

is a great way to get in the mood for the holidays!

Travel by bus to NY where you can spend

the whole day taking in the sights and sounds of

the Big Apple getting prepared for the holidays.

The bus will leave the L.P. Wilson Community

Center at 7:30 AM and will return by 7:30 PM.

$27.00. Call 285-1990 for information.

December 9: The Holiday Orchestra and

Choral Concert will be held at the Founders

Chapel on the Loomis Chaffee campus from

2:30 PM to 5:00 PM. Free. Call 687-6030 or

visit www.loomis.org for information.

December 9: The Northern Connecticut Ballet

presents another performance of Nutcracker today

from 2:00 PM to 4:00 pm at the L.P. Wilson

Community Center. Adult tickets are $16.00 in

advance and $18.00 at the door. Children’s tickets

are $8.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door.

Call 668-7542 for information.

December 12: The L.P. Wilson

Community Service Club meets today at the

L.P. Wilson Community Center from 1:00 PM to

2:00 PM. This group of active adults will meet to

plan and implement projects to assist homebound

seniors, people with special needs, students and

others. This is a great way to make new friends

while helping others. Free. Call 285-1839 for

information.

December 13: The Clover Street School

PTA meets today from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Free. Call 683-2124 for information.

Is Your Family Prepared for an Emergency

Here are some basics you should include in your family disaster kit:

Horse and buggy rides provide

Winter Magic

December 14: Take part in Windsor’s

annual Holiday House Decorating

Contest! The judging is today from 4:00 PM to

6:00 PM. Show your friends and neighbors what

you can do. Free. Call 285-1990 to register your

house for judging.

December 15: Winter Magic will be held at

the Day Hill Road and Poquonock shops from

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM today. Enjoy raffles, holiday

crafts, face painting, refreshments and holiday

“specials” while shopping. It’s all courtesy of

Windsor businesses! Free. Call 688-5165 for

information.

December 18: Windsor’s Low-Vision/

Blind Support Group meets today from

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the L.P. Wilson

Community Center. This group is for persons who

have low vision or who are blind as well as their

caregivers. The group will have the opportunity to

gain information through speakers, accessing the

community as well as a chance to share concerns

and ideas. Free. Call 285-1842 for information.

Water: Store one gallon of water per person per day, (at least a three-day supply).

First Aid Kit: Assemble a first aid kit for your home and one for each car.

Clothing and Bedding: Include at least one complete change of clothing and footwear per person.

Have blankets or sleeping bags ready.

Food: Store at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food.

Special Items: Prescription drugs and baby formula.

December 19: Parenting: Live and Learn

– Communicating With Kids workshop

will be hosted by Oliver Ellsworth School from

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Come and hear Raymond

Smith, a marriage and family counselor discuss

this important issue. Activities will be available for

children while adults participate in the workshop.

Please register in advance. Free. Call 687-2070

for information.

There’s a lot to do at Northwest Park

Visit Northwest Park’s newest addition. Hike

into the heart of the wetland ecosystem via the

park’s new wetland boardwalk. Observe various

types of vegetation along with more than 100

types of animal species.

Visit the park’s Nature Center where the new

amphibian exhibit is now open. The Nature

Center is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Monday through Saturday and from 1:00 PM

to 4:00 PM on Sundays. Ask about the birds,

trees, ponds, bugs, grasslands, the park’s

endangered species and our farm animals.

While you’re there, visit the Luddy/Taylor

Tobacco Museum, open Monday through

Saturday from noon to 4:00 PM.

The Northwest Park Trail System has more than

14 miles of trails and farm roads for hiking,

jogging and biking. There is also a self-guided

nature trail for the blind.

The Northwest Park Gift Shop is the place to

find unique gifts that reflect the park’s closeness

to nature. The shop has beautiful sterling

silver jewelry and many original paintings by

local artists. It’s open from 9:00 AM to

5:00 PM Monday through Saturday and from

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Sundays.

Animal Keepers is a unique program that

focuses on the care of the park’s farm animals.

Visitors can sponsor Nigel, Baby, or one of the

cute little pygmy goats for one year. In return,

you’ll receive a certificate, a photo and free

admission to special events at the park.

Call 285-1886 for information on any of

Northwest Park’s programs or activities.

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Kids

The

most beautiful New England fall is right here in Windsor!

August

August 30: Registration for Pee Wee

Theatre for kids age 5-10 will be held today

from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the L.P. Wilson

Community Center. Pee Wee Theatre is a young

child’s first introduction to the exciting world of

drama, song & dance. Rehearsals meet weekly

on Wednesdays in September and October. In

November rehearsals are biweekly and include

Wednesdays and Saturdays. Classes will culminate

with a final production of When I Grow Up

to be performed in the Auditorium, of L.P. Wilson

on Saturday, November 17 at 7:00 PM and

Sunday, November 18 at 3:00 PM. $80.00

registration fee. Call 285-1990 for information.

August 30: Windsor Youth Theatre will

perform Joseph & the Technicolor Dreamcoat by

Andrew Lloyd Weber this coming spring 2002.

Classes will meet on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Auditions will take place on Saturday and Sunday

January 5 & 6. The introductory class to

“Joseph” will take place on Saturday October 20

from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Students will receive

tapes and learn about the parts available for this

exciting rock opera. Windsor Youth Theatre

endeavors to teach the youth of Windsor the

basic principals of theatre-singing, dancing and

acting and gives all students the opportunity to

perform these skills for the community. $105.00

registration fee. Call 688-8065 for information.

September

September 1: Do you have questions about

how to help your baby or preschooler learn

Ellsworth School’s Family Resource Center

Parent Educator can help. A certified parent

educator and a family support social worker are

available to work with you on issues such as age

appropriate behavior, potty training and much

more. Free. Call 687-2070 for information.

September 3: Free Playgroups begin

today from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at the

Ellsworth School Family Center and runs every

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday through

December 20. Children from newborn to age 5

with an adult will enjoy free play, arts and crafts,

a light snack and many other age appropriate

toys and activities. Drop in anytime. Free. Call

687-2070 for information.

September 4: The Parent Center’s popular

Tuesday Afternoon Club playgroup is

suitable for parents or caregivers and their children

aged two years to five years. Fun sessions

burn off excess energy and allow children to

socialize with their peers. Held each Tuesday

from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Registration is

encouraged but not required. Facilitated by our

certified parent educator. Free. Call 285-1400

for information.

September 5: Join the fun of Wednesday

Children’s Hour. Bring your child aged 21

months to 3 years to our drop-in morning playgroup

at the Windsor Parent Center. Meet other

parents in a social setting while your children

play, listen to a story, and make new friends.

Held from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM each

Wednesday, year round. Registration is encouraged

but not required. Facilitated by our

Montessori teacher. Free. Call 285-1400 for

information.

September 5: Spend some time at The Parent

Center’s Wednesday afternoon playgroup, Baby

Play, for new parents and their babies. Meet

other parents at these fun, informative sessions

that are facilitated by our Montessori teacher who

introduces interesting topics on child development.

Registration is encouraged but not

required. Held each Wednesday from 1:00 PM to

2:00 PM year round. Free. Call 285-1400 for

information.

September 5 & 6: Register today for the

Northern Connecticut Ballet’s fall

classes. Registration is at the L.P. Wilson

Community Center from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Audition dates and times will be given when you

register. Cost varies depending on level of class.

Family discounts available. Call 688-6436 for

information.

September 6: Mothers of Preschoolers

(MOPS) nurtures and supports mothers of

children birth to age 5. Join us for food, fun and

fellowship on the first Thursday of each month

from 10:00 AM to noon at the Grace Episcopal

Church, 311 Broad Street. Childcare provided.

The first meeting is free. Call 688-8998 for

information.

September 6: The Windsor Public Library’s

Mother Goose Laptime meets today from

9:15 AM to 10:00 AM and continues on the first

and third Thursday of each month throughout the

school year. Babies up to 14 months and their

caregivers are invited to drop in and enjoy songs,

stories and rhymes to help develop language

skills. Free. Call 285-1914 for information.

September 6: Tiny Tots meets today at

the Windsor Public Library and continues on the

first and third Thursday of each month from

10:30 AM to 11:15 AM. Toddlers 15 to 24

months old and a parent or caregiver are invited

to drop in and enjoy stories, songs and games.

Free. Call 285-1914 for information.

September 7: Talk & Toys for infants,

toddlers and preschoolers starts today at the

Windsor Public Library from 10:30 AM to

11:30 AM and continues each Friday. This is an

unstructured hour of fun where kids can play

while parents chat. Free. Call 285-1914 for

information.

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Reading is fun – but there’s so much more

at Windsor’s Libraries

September 8: A Children’s Town-Wide

Tag Sale will be held today from 9:00 AM to

noon on the town green. It’s the biggest sale of

them all! Clean out the toy box and bedrooms

and bring your stuff to the green. Children’s items

only, please. $10.00 per space. Call 285-1990

for information.

September 10: The September session of

Interactive Music for Little Ones will

be held at the Parent Center from 9:00 AM to

9:50 AM each Monday through September 24.

For babies aged birth to 18 months, these three

sessions are limited to 12 Parents or caregivers

and their children. Please register in advance.

$6.00. Call 285-1400 for information.

September 10: Registration begins today at

9:00 AM for the Windsor Public Library’s

Stories and More, Lunchbox Stories

and Terrific Twos programs, all of which

begin the week of September 24. Free. Stop in

to register or call 285-1914.

September 10: Pre-school Dance and

Creative Movement class meets every

Monday from 10:00 AM to 10:40 AM at the

L.P. Wilson Community Center through October

22. This a ballet class for children 3-5 that uses

nursery rhymes, classical and folk dance and

games to develop creative movement and teach

ballet. The music & poetry used reflect the

season and time of year. $33.00. Call 285-1990

for information.

September 10: The Parent Center continues

its series of morning interactive music

c1asses exclusively for Windsor home day care

providers. The Parent Center instructor will visit

your home day care location where the children

will be exposed to the “aural” art of music

through singing, chanting, moving, rhythm instruments,

and listening. Minimum of four children

aged birth to five years are required for the program.

Two-week consecutive segments are available.

Please call to register with your first and

second choice of dates. Some flexibility exists for

program time and days of week. Day care license

number is required for registration. Free. Limited

exclusively to Windsor home day care providers.

Minimum of four children of appropriate age are

required for free program. Call 285-1400 for

information.

September 10: The Parent Center continues

its series of creative movement and

stories from 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM exclusively

for Windsor home day care providers. The Parent

Center instructor will visit the home day care

location where the children will get involved in

dancing, moving, music, and song. Stories set

to movement round out this fun class. Minimum

of four children aged two to six years old are

required for the program. Two-week consecutive

segments are available. Dates are flexible and

can be changed to suit your particular schedule.

Please call to register with your first and second

choice of dates. Limited exclusively to Windsor

home day care providers. Minimum of four

children of appropriate age are required for free

program. Day care license number is required for

registration. Free. Call 285-1400 for information.

September 10: Creative Movement for

Toddlers With an Adult is held Mondays

from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM at the L.P. Wilson

Community Center through October 22. The

class is for two years olds and young threes

and will explore dance, games, poetry and

music to develop body awareness. $30.00.

Call 285-1990 for information.

September 10: Join us on Monday mornings

at the Parent Center from 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM

through September 24 for Interactive Music

– September Session where you will “play”

with your child aged 19 months to three years

while exploring the world of music through

singing, chanting, movement, rhythm instruments,

and listening. Here you will develop your

child’s learning skills while having fun in the rich,

warm environment of music and community.

Limited to 10 parents, grandparents or caregivers

and their children. $6.00 Call 285-1400 for

information.

September 10: Learn new recipes that make

cooking fun for children who have allergies.

Allergy Free Cooking Class for Kids is

a Monday morning class facilitated by a parent

volunteer who will share some great tips on how

to read food labels and adapt recipes. This class

is suitable for all parents and children, regardless

of whether they have food allergies or not.

However, please don’t bring a snack to class

as some children present will have allergies.

The cooking activity of the day will be the

child’s snack. Please note: No classes will be

held on October 8 and November 12. At the

Parent Center from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

through December 17. Free. Call 285-1400 for

information.

September 11: Register for the Windsor Public

Library’s grades 4 & 5 Homework Club today,

in person, at the library starting at 7:00 PM. The

club meets four days a week from October 15

through December 20 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

and you can register your child for two to four

days. Please pay for the entire session when you

register. $5.00 per day, $160.00 for four days

per week. The cost for two or three days is

pro-rated. Call 285-1914 for information.

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Kids

The

most beautiful New England fall is right here in Windsor!

September 11: Pre-school Dance and

Creative Movement class meets every

Tuesday from 10:00 AM to 10:40 AM at the L.P.

Wilson Community Center through October 16.

This a ballet class for children 3-5 that uses nursery

rhymes, classical and folk dance and games

to develop creative movement and teach ballet.

The music & poetry used reflect the season and time

of year. $33.00. Call 285-1990 for information.

September 11: Creative Movement for

Toddlers With an Adult is held Tuesdays

from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM at the L.P. Wilson

Community Center through October 16. The class

is for two years olds and young threes and will

explore dance, games, poetry and music to develop

body awareness. $30.00. Call 285-1990 for

information.

September 11: Creative Arts and Crafts

is a fun Tuesday morning playgroup facilitated by

a parent volunteer who plans and implements

specific activities for children and parents to do

together. Weekly activities include arts and crafts,

cooking, science, and stories. Each weekly activity

follows a particular theme. When weather and

the activity permit the program may be held outdoors.

General age range for children is 2 years

to 5 years but younger siblings are always welcome.

Please note: No classes will be held on

November 6 and December 4. Limited to

10 parents, grandparents, or caregivers and

their children. Meets at the Parent Center

through December 18. Free. Call 285-1400 for

information.

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September 12: The September session of

Parent and Child Creative Movement

Class begins today at the Windsor Parent Center

from 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM and continues each

Wednesday through September 26. Each class

will begin with a physical and vocal warm-up

using poems and nursery rhymes. The class

involves dancing, moving, music, and songs.

Some of the dances are partnering with an adult

or the entire group. The material used relates to

the seasons and old time favorites. Come and

have fun! No prior experience with dance or

music is necessary. Limited to 12 parents, grandparents,

or caregivers and their children. Adult is

required to participate in the program with the

child. $6.00. Call 285-1400 for information.

September 13: This fun Thursday morning

playgroup is facilitated by a parent volunteer

who plans and implements specific activities for

children and parents to do together. Fun with

Numbers is an introduction to math for the

younger set. Each week highlights a different

activity that ties into the numbers. The fourth

class is a celebration of all we have learned.

General age range for children is 2 years to 5

years but younger siblings are always welcome.

Registration recommended. Limited to

10 parents, grandparents, or caregivers and

their children. Held at the Parent Center from

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM each Thursday through

October 4. Free. Call 285-1400 for information.

September 14: Northwest Park’s

Parent & Tot Nature series for kids ages

3-1/2 to 5 years old begins today from 10:00

AM to 11:00 AM and continues on September

21, 28 and October 5 and 12. This series

features hands-on activities for parents and their

pre-kindergarten tot including crafts, hikes,

storytelling, exploration and more. $15.00 and

$25.00 for two children from the same family.

Please register in advance. Call 285-1886 for

information.

September 14: Early Elementary Dance

is held each Friday from 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM

through November 16 at the L.P. Wilson

Community Center for kids in grades K-4. This

class uses the traditional ballet barre, center floor

combinations and folk dance material. During the

fall, seasonal dances and selections of choreography

from the Nutcracker Ballet will be taught to

the students. No prior dance knowledge is necessary

to enroll in this class. The last class is an

observation day. $70.00. Call 285-1990 for

information.

September 17: Step Stones is an afterschool

activity program at Oliver Ellsworth School

that is a collaboration of the Family Resource

Center and the Windsor Youth Service Bureau.

This program features activities designed to promote

the skills that help develop strong character.

Activities are scheduled on two afternoons,

Mondays and Thursdays, at the Family Resource

Center from school dismissal until 5:30 PM

through November 1. The Monday activity group

focuses on character development through active

games. The Thursday activity group features character

development through the artistic expression

of drama and music. Children in the 4th and 5th

grades at Oliver Ellsworth School may sign up for

either one or both days. Parents must pick up

their children at the Family Resource Center at

5:30 PM. Snacks are provided and there is a

time allotted for homework. Free. Call 687-2070

for information.

September 17: Children with an adult will

have fun at the Oliver Ellsworth School’s Family

Day – Life Size People today from 9:30 AM

to 11:00 AM. Celebrate Family Day by tracing

a life size picture of yourself and then cutting it

out and decorating it. Free. Call 687-2070 for

information.


Future pilots fly into fun

September 17: Starting today, register for the

Windsor Public Library’s Time for Ideas in

Libraries series for kids in grades 4 to 6 and

enjoy Harry Potter’s world. The first meeting is

October 3. Free. Call 285-1914 for information.

September 18: Windsor Parent Center and

Wilson Library jointly offer Playing With

Stories, a two-part program for parents and

children aged 4 to 5 years old. At the first class

the children will read a classic story and learn the

movements that tell the story. During the second

class they will finalize the dramatic movements

and present the story to their parents. The

material used relates to the seasons and old time

favorites. Come and have fun! No prior experience

with dance or music is necessary. From

11:00 AM to 11:45 AM September 18 & 25.

Limited to 12 parents, grandparents, or caregivers

and their children. An adult is needed to

participate in the program with the child. Free.

Call 285-1400 for information.

September 20: The Windsor Public Library’s

Mother Goose Laptime meets today from

9:15 AM to 10:00 AM and continues on the first

and third Thursday of each month throughout the

school year. Babies up to 14 months and their

caregivers are invited to drop in and enjoy songs,

stories and rhymes to help develop language

skills. Free. Call 285-1914 for information.

September 20: Tiny Tots meets today at

the Windsor Public Library and continues on the

first and third Thursday of each month from

10:30 AM to 11:15 AM. Toddlers 15 to 24

months old and a parent or caregiver are invited

to drop in and enjoy stories, songs and games.

Free. Call 285-1914 for information.

September 21: Northwest Park’s

Parent & Tot Nature series for kids ages

3-1/2 to 5 years old continues today from

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM and is also held on

September 28, October 5 and 12. This series

features hands-on activities for parents and their

pre-kindergarten tot including crafts, hikes, storytelling,

exploration and more. $15.00 for one

child and $25.00 for two children from the same

family. The cost will be pro-rated for later participants.

Call 285-1886 for information.

September 24: At the Windsor Public Library’s

Terrific Twos, children and a parent or

caregiver can share special stories, songs and

more from 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM. Meets

Mondays through October 29 with no meeting

on October 8. Please register in advance. Free.

Call 285-1914 for information.

September 25: Children ages 3-6 will enjoy

Lunch Box Stories from 11:45 AM to

12:45 PM at the Windsor Public Library. Bring

a bag lunch and a drink and enjoy stories, games

and activities. Meets Tuesdays through October

30. Please register in advance. Free. Call

285-1914 for information.

September 25: Children ages 3-5 will enjoy

books, stories and creative movement at the

Windsor Public Library’s Stories and More

today from 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM and each

Tuesday through October 23. Please register in

advance. Free. Call 285-1914 for information.

Windsor

Montessori School

In keeping with the philosophy of

Montessori, the Windsor Montessori

School provides a prepared environment

to take advantage of what children are

naturally capable of learning. Located at

the Milo Peck Child Development Center,

program runs from as early as 6:45 AM to

as late as 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

Call 285-1420 for information.

September 26: Moms, Dads and children,

come play dress-up at the Parent Center’s

Wednesday Evening Playgroup, from

6:00 PM to 7:15 PM through September 26.

We have lots of fun things to play with for kids

ages 2-5. A snack will be provided and we’ll end

up the evening with a story. Free. Call 285-1400

for information.

September 26: At the Windsor Public Library’s

Terrific Twos, children and a parent or caregiver

can share special stories, songs and more from

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM. Meets each Wednesday

through October 31. Please register in advance.

Free. Call 285-1914 for information.

September 28: Northwest Park’s

Parent & Tot Nature series for kids ages

3-1/2 to 5 years old meets today from

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM and also will be held

October 5 and 12. This series features hands-on

activities for parents and their pre-kindergarten

tot including crafts, hikes, storytelling, exploration

and more. $15.00 for one child or $25.00 for

two children from the same family. The cost will

be pro-rated for later participants. Call 285-1886

for information.

September 29: Do you like to babysit

A babysitting class co-sponsored by the Windsor

Junior Woman’s Club, Windsor Parent Center, and

Windsor Health Department will be held today.

The class, which begins at 8:30 AM and ends at

1:30 PM includes stations staffed by the Fire

Marshal, Police, and the Library. Learn the

Heimlich Maneuver, first aid and how to diaper a

baby. Certificates of attendance will be distributed.

Bring a bag lunch with you. Fruit and drinks

will be provided. Limited to 20 girls and boys

aged 11 and up. Please pre-register. $5.00 fee

includes book. Call 285-1400 for information.

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Kids

The

most beautiful New England fall is right here in Windsor!

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October

October 1: Join us for four Monday mornings

at the Parent Center from 10:00 AM to

10:50 AM through October 29 for Interactive

Music – October Session where you will

“play” with your child aged 19 months to three

years while exploring the world of music through

singing, chanting, movement, rhythm instruments,

and listening. Here you will develop your

child’s learning skills while having fun in the rich,

warm environment of music and community.

Limited to 10 parents, grandparents or caregivers

and their children. There will be no class on

October 8. $8.00 Call 285-1400 for information.

October 1: Get ready for the Windsor

Public Library’s Nutmeg Mania! Students

are invited to read ten books nominated for the

Nutmeg Children’s Book Award 2002. Look for a

book display and program details in October so

you can qualify to come to the library’s Nutmeg

celebration in January. Free. Call 285-1914 for

information.

October 1: Bring your baby aged from birth to

18 months to an interactive music session.

These four Monday morning classes in October

from 9:00 AM to 9:50 AM, are limited to

12 parents, grandparents, or caregivers and

their children. Registration required. Please

note: No class is held on October 8. $8.00.

Call 285-1400 for information.

October 3: Harry Potter and the

Sorcerer’s Stone is the first book to be discussed

in the series, “Time for Ideas in Libraries.”

From 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Windsor Public

Library. Kids in grades 4-6 will explore and discuss

the world of Harry Potter. Free. Call 285-

1914 for information.

October 3: Parent and Child Creative

Movement – October begins today at the

Windsor Parent Center from 9:30 AM to

10:15 AM and continues each Wednesday

through October 31. Each class will begin with

a physical and vocal warm-up using poems and

nursery rhymes. The class involves dancing,

moving, music, and songs. Some of the dances

are partnering with an adult or the entire group.

The material used relates to the seasons and old

time favorites. Come and have fun! No prior

experience with dance or music is necessary.

Limited to 12 parents, grandparents, or caregivers

and their children. An adult is required to participate

in the program with the child. $10.00. Call

285-1400 for information.

October 4: Mothers of Preschoolers

(MOPS) nurtures and supports mothers of

children birth to age 5. Join us for food, fun and

fellowship on the first Thursday of each month

from 10:00 AM to noon at the Grace Episcopal

Church, 311 Broad Street. Childcare provided.

Call 688-8998 for information.

October 4: The Windsor Public Library’s

Mother Goose Laptime meets today from

9:15 AM to 10:00 AM and continues on the first

and third Thursday of each month throughout the

school year. Babies up to 14 months and their

caregivers are invited to drop in and enjoy songs,

stories and rhymes to help develop language

skills. Free. Call 285-1914 for information.

October 4: Tiny Tots meets today at the

Windsor Public Library and continues on the first

and third Thursday of each month from 10:30

AM to 11:15 AM. Toddlers 15 to 24 months old

and a parent or caregiver are invited to drop in

and enjoy stories, songs and games. Free. Call

285-1914 for information.

October 6: Hot Shots Basketball for 6-7

year olds is held each Saturday from 9:15 AM to

10:00 AM at the L.P. Wilson Community Center

through October 27. This is a great opportunity

for adults and their kids to learn basketball

basics. $21.00. Call 285-1990 for information.

October 6: Hot Shots Basketball for 4-5

year olds is held each Saturday from 8:15 AM to

9:00 AM at the L.P. Wilson Community Center

through October 27. This is a great opportunity

for adults and their kids to learn basketball

basics. $21.00. Call 285-1990 for information.

October 6: Fall Girls & Boys Basketball

Clinics begin today and are held Saturdays from

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM through October 27 at

the L.P. Wilson Community Center. Kids will be

taught the basic fundamentals of basketball, the

art of shooting, passing, dribbling, and footwork

by the boys’ basketball coach at Windsor High

School. Ages 8-10: 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM,

Ages 11-14: noon to 1:45 PM, Ages 15-18:

2:00 PM to 3:45 PM. $50.00. Call 285-1990

for information.

PAL

The Windsor Police Athletic League is growing fast and numerous programs are sprouting up every

month. We just completed our Summer Basketball League and have established a Double Dutch

Program. This fall PAL will be opening a new Teen Center in Windsor while continuing to expand

our programming to meet the needs of children in our community. If you are between 8 and 18

and want to join in the fun, become a Windsor PAL member today and reap the benefits.

Registration forms can be obtained at in the Windsor Recreation Services office or at the PAL center

(Roger Wolcott Early Learning Center) between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM Monday through Friday.

Yearly membership dues are only $10.00 Call 298-9976 or 285-1990 for information.


October 8: The Monday session of Talk &

Toys for infants, toddlers and preschoolers starts

today at the Windsor Public Library from

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM and continues each

Monday. This is an unstructured hour of fun

where kids can play while parents chat. Free.

Call 285-1914 for information.

October 9: The first of a series of Parent

Center Discussion Groups will be held

tonight from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. A variety of

topics will be discussed, such as Helping Your

Child Handle Stress, Successful Discipline and

Children’s Fears. Expert presenters will be

featured at each session as will refreshments

and child care. Free but advance registration is

needed. Future discussion groups will be held

on November 7, November 20 and December 4.

Call 285-1400 for information.

October 9: Starting today, free tickets will be

available for the Windsor Public Library’s

Halloween Parade of Costumes. See the

listing on October 30. Free. Call 285-1914 for

information.

October 10: Harry Potter and the

Chamber of Secrets is the second book to be

discussed in the series, “Time for Ideas in

Libraries.” From 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the

Windsor Public Library, kids in grades 4-6 will

explore and discuss the world of Harry Potter.

Free. Call 285-1914 for information.

October 11: This fun Thursday morning playgroup

is facilitated by a parent volunteer who

plans and implements specific activities for children

and parents to do together. Fun with

Language is an introduction to Spanish for the

younger set. A different activity will be introduced

each week. The final class celebrates with a fiesta!

General age range for children is 2 years to 5

years but younger siblings are always welcome.

Registration recommended. Held at the Parent

Center each Thursday through November 1. Free.

Call 285-1400 for information.

October 12: Every kid at John F. Kennedy

School is going to say “cheese” today because

today everyone gets their picture taken

for school records. Want additional copies of

your child’s photo Just return the envelope that

will be sent home with your child. Free. Call 687-

2060 for information.

October 15: After School Tutoring begins

today at the Wilson Branch Library and continues

every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday throughout

the school year. From 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM

(7:30 PM on Mondays), the library pairs first

through sixth grade youngsters with a tutor for an

hour each week to work on homework, school

projects, reading and math. Free. Call 247-8960

for information.

October 15: The Windsor Public Library’s

Homework Club for 4th & 5th graders begins

today from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM and meets up

to four afternoons per week through December

20. It’s a quiet place to do homework with assistance

if you need it. You will be bussed from your

school to the library. Pre-registration begins

September 11. $5.00 per day. Call 285-1914

for information.

October 16: Windsor Parent Center and

Wilson Library jointly offer Playing With

Stories, a two-session program for parents and

children aged 4 to 5 years old. At the first class

the children will read a classic story and learn

the movements that tell the story. During the

second class they will finalize the dramatic

movements and present the story to their

parents. The material used relates to the seasons

and old time favorites. Come and have fun!

No prior experience with dance or music is

necessary. Limited to 12 parents, grandparents,

or caregivers and their children. An adult is

required to participate in the program with the

child. Meets at the Wilson Branch Library from

11:00 AM to 11:45 AM on October 16 and 23.

Free. Call 285-1400 for information.

October 17: Harry Potter and the

Prisoner of Azkabab is the third book to

be discussed in the series, “Time for Ideas in

Libraries.” From 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the

Windsor Public Library, kids in grades 4-6 will

explore and discuss the world of Harry Potter.

Free. Call 285-1914 for information.

October 18: The Windsor Public Library’s

Mother Goose Laptime meets today from

9:15 AM to 10:00 AM and continues on the first

and third Thursday of each month throughout the

school year. Babies up to 14 months and their

caregivers are invited to drop in and enjoy songs,

stories and rhymes to help develop language

skills. Free. Call 285-1914 for information.

October 18: Tiny Tots meets today at the

Windsor Public Library and continues on the

first and third Thursday of each month from

10:30 AM to 11:15 AM. Toddlers 15 to 24

months old and a parent or caregiver are invited

to drop in and enjoy stories, songs and games.

Free. Call 285-1914 for information.

October 19: Today is the Wilson Branch

Library’s trip to Elm Knoll Farm in Somers.

The bus leaves the library at 10:00 AM and will

return by 2:00 PM. The farm includes a petting

zoo, fun run, giant caterpillar, a hayride and a

pumpkin to take home. Bring a picnic lunch.

Please register and pay in advance. $3.00.

Call 247-8960 for information.

October 20: Three special Saturdays at

The Parent Center. Saturday Morning

Socialization at The Parent Center is an opportunity

for parents to drop in at the Parent Center anytime

between 9:30 AM and 11:45 AM for a cup

of coffee and a pastry. A structured program,

Singing with My Dad, will be offered between

10:00 AM and 11:00 AM in the Parent Room.

Parents not participating in the music program are

free to watch a video in the Crafts Room or to

discuss child development issues with a certified

parent educator. Unstructured playtime is also

available for children in the crafts area. Look

for future “socialization Saturdays” on November

10 and December 1. Free. Call 285-1400 for

information.

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Kids

The

most beautiful New England fall is right here in Windsor!

October 20: Hey, Dads! Want a change of

pace on a Saturday morning Bring your child to

the Parent Center today from 10:00 AM to

11:00 AM for a fun interactive music class called

Singing With My Dad on Saturday where

you and your child will have the opportunity to

learn new songs together, sing old favorites, use

keyboards, and hand-bells. Limited to 10 fathers,

grandfathers, or caregivers and their children

aged 2 years to 4 years. Free. Call 285-1400

for information.

October 22: The John F. Kennedy School

Book Fair begins today and runs through

October 26 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Kids

will get an advance look at the book titles.

Call 687-2060 for information.

October 23: Another in the series of Parent

Center Discussion Groups will be held

tonight from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. A variety of

topics will be discussed, such as Helping Your

Child Handle Stress, Successful Discipline and

Children’s Fears. Expert presenters will be featured

at each session as will refreshments and

child care. Free but advance registration is

needed. Future discussion groups will be held

on November 7, November 20 and December 4.

Call 285-1400 for information.

Passage

The PASSAGE (Personal And Social Skills

through Adventure Growth Experience) will start

at Poquonock School and Oliver Ellsworth

School in the fall and will take place in Clover

Street School and John F. Kennedy School in

the spring. This program, designed for fifth

graders, incorporates team building, communication

skills, integrity, self-esteem building,

cooperation, and trust. All of the activities are

adventure based and designed to meet the

unique needs of the children. More information

will be distributed through the schools prior to

the beginning of the program. $40.00.

Call 285-1990 for information.

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October 23: Creative Movement for

Toddlers With an Adult is held Tuesdays

from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM at the L.P. Wilson

Community Center through November 27. The

class is for two years olds and young threes

and will explore dance, games, poetry and

music to develop body awareness. $30.00.

Call 285-1990 for information.

October 23: Pre-school Dance and

Creative Movement class meets every

Tuesday from 10:00 AM to 10:40 AM at the L.P.

Wilson Community Center through November 27.

This a ballet class for children 3-5 that uses nursery

rhymes, classical and folk dance and games

to develop creative movement and teach ballet.

The music & poetry used reflect the season and time

of year. $33.00. Call 285-1990 for information.

October 24: Moms, Dads and children, come

play dress-up at the Parent Center’s

Wednesday Evening Playgroup, from

6:00 PM to 7:15 PM through September 26.

We have lots of fun things to play with for kids

ages 2-5. A snack will be provided and we’ll end

up the evening with a story. Free. Call 285-1400

for information.

October 24: Oliver Ellsworth School’s Raising

Readers program is today from 6:30 PM to

7:30 PM. All Ellsworth students are invited to

attend this Success for All Workshop with a

parent or guardian, participate in an SFA lesson

and receive a free book. Please register in

advance. Free. Call 687-2070 for information.

October 24: Harry Potter and the

Goblet of Fire is the final book to be discussed

in the series, “Time for Ideas in Libraries.”

From 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Windsor Public

Library, kids in grades 4-6 will explore and

discuss the world of Harry Potter. Free.

Call 285-1914 for information.

October 29: Starting today, free tickets will

be available for the Nutcracker Ballet

preview at the Windsor Public Library. See

the November 5 listing or call 285-1914 for

information.

October 29: Creative Movement for

Toddlers With an Adult is held Mondays

from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM at the L.P. Wilson

Community Center through December 10. The

class is for two years olds and young threes and

will explore dance, games, poetry and music to

develop body awareness. $30.00. Call 285-

1990 for information.

October 29: Pre-school Dance and

Creative Movement begins today and

continues each Monday through December 10

from 10:00 AM to 10:40 AM. This is a ballet

class for children 3 to 5 that uses nursery

rhymes, classical and folk dance to develop

creative movement and teach ballet. The music

and poetry used reflects the season and time

of the year. $33.00. Call 285-1990 for

information.

October 30: Children up to age six and their

families will have some Halloween fun at the

Windsor Public Library’s Halloween Parade

tonight from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Wear your

costume for our annual Parade of Costumes inside

the library and then join us for a Halloween concert

by Tomasina! Free tickets are available

beginning October 9. Call 285-1914.

November

November 1: The Windsor Public Library’s

Mother Goose Laptime meets today from

9:15 AM to 10:00 AM and continues on the first

and third Thursday of each month throughout the

school year. Babies up to 14 months and their

caregivers are invited to drop in and enjoy songs,

stories and rhymes to help develop language

skills. Free. Call 285-1914 for information.


November 1: Tiny Tots meets today at

the Windsor Public Library and continues on the

first and third Thursday of each month from

10:30 AM to 11:15 AM. Toddlers 15 to 24

months old and a parent or caregiver are invited

to drop in and enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays.

Free. Call 285-1914 for information.

November 1: Mothers of Preschoolers

(MOPS) nurtures and supports mothers of

children birth to age 5. Join us for food, fun and

fellowship on the first Thursday of each month

from 10:00 AM to noon at the Grace Episcopal

Church, 311 Broad Street. Childcare provided.

Call 688-8998 for information.

November 1: Remember last winter Sign

your child up today for the Snow Day

Program. Have fun and exciting activities for

your child to do on school closing days in a fun,

safe environment. The program runs on days

when school is cancelled due to inclimate weather

at 330 Windsor Avenue from 7:30 AM to

5:30 PM. Registration insures your child a place

in the program. There is a $25.00 registration

fee plus $12.00 per snow day. Call 285-1990

for information.

November 2: Northwest Park’s Parent

& Tot Nature series begins today from

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM and continues each

Friday (except November 23) through December

7. This series features hands-on activities for parents

and their 3-1/2 to 5 year olds including

songs, activities and short walks. Please register

by sending your payment to the park. $15.00

for one child or $25.00 for a family of two or

more children. Please register in advance.

Call 285-1886 for information.

November 5: Bring your baby aged from

birth to 18 months to an interactive music

session from 9:00 AM to 9:50 AM. These five

Monday morning classes through November and

December 10 are limited to 12 parents,

grandparents, or caregivers and their children.

No class on October 12. Registration required.

$10.00. Call 285-1400 for information.

November 5: Join us on Monday mornings at

the Parent Center from 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM

through December 10 for Interactive Music

– November-December Session where you

will “play” with your child aged 19 months to

three years while exploring the world of music

through singing, chanting, movement, rhythm

instruments, and listening. Here you will develop

your child’s learning skills while having fun in the

rich, warm environment of music and community.

Limited to 10 parents, grandparents or caregivers

and their children. There is no class on October

12. $10.00 Call 285-1400 for information.

November 7: Parent and Child Creative

Movement -November begins today at

the Windsor Parent Center from 9:30 AM to

10:15 AM and continues each Wednesday

(except November 21) through November 28.

Each class will begin with a physical and vocal

warm-up using poems and nursery rhymes. The

class involves dancing, moving, music, and songs.

Some of the dances are partnering with an adult

or the entire group. The material used relates to

the seasons and old time favorites. Come and

have fun! No prior experience with dance or

music is necessary. Limited to 12 parents, grandparents,

or caregivers and their children. An adult

is required to participate in the program with the

child. $6.00. Call 285-1400 for information.

November 7: Another of the series of Parent

Center Discussion Groups will be held

tonight from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. A variety of

topics will be discussed, such as Helping Your

Child Handle Stress, Successful Discipline and

Children’s Fears. Expert presenters will be featured

at each session as will refreshments and

child care. Free but advance registration is

needed. Future discussion groups will be held on

November 20 and December 4. Call 285-1400

for information.

November 8: This fun Thursday morning

playgroup is facilitated by a parent volunteer

who plans and implements specific activities for

children and parents to do together. Fun with

Colors explores the wonderful world of color.

A celebration is planned for the final class.

General age range for children is 2 years to 5

years but younger siblings are always welcome.

Registration recommended. Please note: No class

on Thursday, November 22 – Happy

Thanksgiving! Limited to 10 parents, grandparents,

or caregivers and their children. Held at the

Parent Center from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

through December 13. Free. Call 285-1400 for

information.

November 10: Saturday Morning

Socialization at the Parent Center is an

opportunity for parents to drop in at the Parent

Center anytime between 9:30 AM and 11:45 AM

for a cup of coffee and a pastry. A structured

program, Creative Movement for Parents and

Children, will be offered between 10:00 AM

and 11:00 AM in the Parent Room. Parents not

participating in the creative movement program

are free to watch a video in the Crafts Room or to

discuss child development issues with a certified

parent educator. Unstructured playtime is also

available for children in the crafts area. Free.

Call 285-1400 for information.

November 10: Parents and children are invited

to sign-up for Creative Movement for

Parents and Children, a special introductory

class for children aged 2 to 5 years old to be held

in the Parent Room at the Parent Center from

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM today. Please note that

Creative Movement is contained within a new

Saturday schedule. Free. Call 285-1400 for

information.

November 12: Join us as the Northern

Connecticut Ballet Company presents its

Nutcracker Ballet Preview at the Windsor

Public Library today from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Children ages 3-6 can meet Clara and the

Nutcracker Prince. Tickets are available beginning

October 29. Free. Call 285-1914 for information.

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Kids

The

most beautiful New England fall is right here in Windsor!

November 13: Windsor Parent Center and

Wilson Library jointly offer Playing With

Stories, a two-session program for parents and

children aged 4 to 5 years old. At the first class

the children will read a classic story and learn the

movements that tell the story. During the second

class they will finalize the dramatic movements

and present the story to their parents. The

material used relates to the seasons and old

time favorites. Come and have fun! No prior

experience with dance or music is necessary.

Limited to 12 parents, grandparents, or caregivers

and their children. Adult is required to participate

in the program with the child. Meets at the

Wilson Branch Library from 11:00 AM to

11:45 AM on November 13 and 20. Free.

Call 285-1400 for information.

November 13: Kids in grades 1-5, spend part

of your early release day at the Wilson Branch

Library from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM for a

Juggling Workshop. Juggling instructors

Ryan Clark and Debi Burton will show you how

to juggle balls, flower sticks and diabalos! Free.

Call 285-1931 for information.

November 14: Kids in grades 1-5 will have

fun at the Wilson Branch Library’s

Cartoon Workshop today from 2:00 PM

to 3:00 PM. Nationally recognized cartoonist/

writer/teacher Joe Young will host the greatest

cartoon workshop ever! Learn the basics of

cartooning and have a lot of fun! Please sign

up in advance by calling 247-8960. Free.

Call 285-1931 for information.

November 15: Nationally known cartoonist

Joe Young makes a return appearance at the

Wilson Branch Library today from 2:00 PM to

3:00 PM. He’ll show you how to develop your

own comic strip using dramatic skits

and he’ll show you his Guinness Book of Records

longest comic strip. Please sign up in advance

by calling 247-8960. Free. Call 285-1931 for

information.

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November 15: The Windsor Public Library’s

Mother Goose Laptime meets today from

9:15 AM to 10:00 AM and continues on the first

and third Thursday of each month throughout the

school year. Babies up to 14 months and their

caregivers are invited to drop in and enjoy songs,

stories and rhymes to help develop language

skills. Free. Call 285-1914 for information.

November 15: Tiny Tots meets today at the

Windsor Public Library and continues on the first

and third Thursday of each month from 10:30

AM to 11:15 AM. Toddlers 15 to 24 months old

and a parent or caregiver are invited to drop in

and enjoy stories, songs and games. Free. Call

285-1914 for information.

November 20: Another of the series of

Parent Center Discussion Groups will

be held tonight from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. A

variety of topics will be discussed, such as

Helping Your Child Handle Stress, Successful

Discipline and Children’s Fears. Expert presenters

will be featured at each session as will

refreshments and child care. Free but advance

registration is needed. Future discussion groups

will be held on December 4. Call 285-1400

for information.

December

December 1: Saturday Morning

Socialization at The Parent Center is an

opportunity for parents to drop in at the Parent

Center anytime between 9:30 AM and 11:45 AM

for a cup of coffee and a pastry. A structured program,

Singing with My Dad, will be offered

between 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM in the Parent

Room. Parents not participating in the music program

are free to watch a video in the Crafts

Room or to discuss child development issues with

a certified parent educator. Unstructured playtime

is also available for children in the crafts area.

Free. Call 285-1400 for information.

December 1: Hey, Dads! Want a change of

pace on a Saturday morning Bring your child to

the Parent Center today from 10:00 AM to

11:00 AM for a fun interactive music class called

Singing With My Dad on Saturday where

you and your child will have the opportunity to

learn new songs together, sing old favorites, use

keyboards, and hand-bells. Limited to 10 fathers,

grandfathers, or caregivers and their children aged 2

years to 4 years. Please note that “Singing With

My Dad” is contained within the new Saturday

schedule. Free. Call 285-1400 for information.

December 3: Register today for Holiday

Storytime at the Windsor Public Library on

December 18. Call 285-1914 for information.

December 3: Step Stones is an after-school

activity program at Oliver Ellsworth School that is

a collaboration of the Family Resource Center and

the Windsor Youth Service Bureau. This program

features activities designed to promote the skills

that help develop strong character. Activities are

scheduled on two afternoons, Mondays and

Thursdays, at the Family Resource Center from

school dismissal until 5:30 PM Through February

28. The Monday activity group focuses on

character development through active games.

The Thursday activity group features character

development through the artistic expression of

drama and music. Children in the 4th and 5th

grades at Oliver Ellsworth School may sign up for

either one or both days. Parents must pick up

their children at the Family Resource Center at

5:30 PM. Snacks are provided and there is a

time allotted for homework. Free. Call 687-2070

for information.


December 4: Another of the series of Parent

Center Discussion Groups will be held

tonight from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. A variety of

topics will be discussed, such as Helping Your

Child Handle Stress, Successful Discipline and

Children’s Fears. Expert presenters will be

featured at each session as will refreshments

and child care. Free but advance registration is

needed. Call 285-1400 for information.

December 4: Register for the Windsor Public

Library’s grades 4 & 5 Homework Club today,

in person, at the library starting at 7:00 PM.

Session II meets four days a week from 3:30 PM

to 5:30 PM beginning January 7 and continuing

through March 14. You can register your child

for two to four days. Please pay for the entire

session when you register. $5.00 per day or four

days $170.00. Cost pro-rated for two or three

days. Call 285-1914 for information.

December 4: Parents are invited to a Parent

Center Luncheon Meeting today from noon

to 1:00 PM. In an informal setting, parents are

invited to discuss Parent Center programming

with staff and to provide input for future programs.

A light luncheon will be served. Children

are always welcome. Please bring any special

food that your child requires and notify us of any

allergies. Please pre-register so that we have an

accurate count for lunch. Free. Call 285-1400 for

information.

December 5: Parent and Child Creative

Movement – December begins today at

the Windsor Parent Center from 9:30 AM to

10:15 AM and continues each Wednesday

through December 19. Each class will begin with

a physical and vocal warm-up using poems and

nursery rhymes. The class involves dancing,

moving, music, and songs. Some of the dances

are partnering with an adult or the entire group.

The material used relates to the seasons and old

time favorites. Come and have fun! No prior

experience with dance or music is necessary.

Limited to 12 parents, grandparents, or caregivers

and their children. Adult is required to participate

in the program with the child. $6.00.

Call 285-1400 for information.

December 5: Moms, Dads and children,

come play dress-up at the Parent Center’s

Wednesday Evening Playgroup, from

6:00 PM to 7:15 PM. We have lots of fun things

to play with for kids ages 2-5. A snack will be

provided and we’ll end up the evening with a

story. Free. Call 285-1400 for information.

December 6: The Windsor Public Library’s

Mother Goose Laptime meets today from

9:15 AM to 10:00 AM and continues on the first

and third Thursday of each month throughout the

school year. Babies up to 14 months and their

caregivers are invited to drop in and enjoy songs,

stories and rhymes to help develop language

skills. Free. Call 285-1914 for information.

December 6: Tiny Tots meets today at the

Windsor Public Library and continues on the first

and third Thursday of each month from 10:30

AM to 11:15 AM. Toddlers 15 to 24 months old

and a parent or caregiver are invited to drop in

and enjoy stories, songs and games. Free. Call

285-1914 for information.

December 6: Mothers of Preschoolers

(MOPS) nurtures and supports mothers of

children birth to age 5. Join us for food, fun and

fellowship on the first Thursday of each month

from 10:00 AM to noon at the Grace Episcopal

Church, 311 Broad Street. Childcare provided.

Call 688-8998 for information.

In the driver seat of fun.

December 8: Have your picture taken

with Santa today at the Wilson Branch Library

from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and receive a toy

courtesy of the Curry Chiropractic Center. Free.

Call 285-1931 for information.

December 11: Today kids from Oliver

Ellsworth School will have a chance to shop for

holiday gifts for family and friends right in their

own school! The Holiday Fair takes place from

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the school gym. Call

687-2070 ext. 314 for information.

December 11: Windsor Parent Center and

Wilson Library jointly offer Playing With

Stories – a two-week program for parents and

children aged 4 - 5 years old. At the first class

the children will read a classic story and learn the

movements that tell the story. During the second

class on December 18, they will finalize the dramatic

movements and present the story to their

parents. The material used relates to the seasons

and old time favorites. Come and have fun! No

prior experience with dance or music is necessary.

Limited to 12 parents, grandparents, or caregivers

and their children. Call 285-1400 for information.

December 18: Holiday Storytime for ages

3-5 at the Windsor Public Library features stories

and a craft about Kwanzaa, Christmas and

Hanukkah today from 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM.

Register beginning December 3. Free. Call

285-1914 for information.

December 20: The Windsor Public Library’s

Mother Goose Laptime meets today from

9:15 AM to 10:00 AM and continues on the first

and third Thursday of each month throughout the

school year. Babies up to 14 months and their

caregivers are invited to drop in and enjoy songs,

stories and rhymes to help develop language

skills. Free. Call 285-1914 for information.

December 20: Tiny Tots meets today at the

Windsor Public Library and continues on the first

and third Thursday of each month from 10:30

AM to 11:15 AM. Toddlers 15 to 24 months old

and a parent or caregiver are invited to drop in

and enjoy stories, songs and games. Free. Call

285-1914 for information.

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Varsity Football

Sept. 15 Killingly noon

Sept. 22 at Fermi 10:00 AM

Sept. 28 at Platt (Ceppa Field) 7:00 PM

Oct. 6 Glastonbury noon

Oct. 13 Bloomfield 1:30 PM

Oct. 20 Wethersfield 2:00 PM

Oct. 27 at Hall 1:30 PM

Nov. 3 Weaver 2:00 PM

Nov. 10 at Conard 1:30 PM

Nov. 17 at Simsbury 1:30 PM

JV Football

Sept. 17

open

Sept. 24 at Fermi 3:30 PM

Sept. 29 at Platt 9:30 AM

Oct. 8 Glastonbury 11:00 AM

Oct. 15 Bloomfield 3:30 PM

Oct. 22 Wethersfield 3:30 PM

Oct. 29 at Hall 3:00 PM

Nov. 5 Weaver 3:00 PM

Nov. 12 at Conard noon

Nov. 19 at Simsbury 3:00 PM

Freshman Football

Sept. 14

open

Sept. 21 at Fermi 3:30 PM

Sept. 27 at Platt 3:30 PM

Oct. 5 Glastonbury 3:30 PM

Oct. 12 Bloomfield 3:30 PM

Oct. 19 Wethersfield 3:30 PM

Oct. 26 at Hall 3:30 PM

Nov. 2 Weaver 3:00 PM

Nov. 9 at Conard 3:00 PM

Nov. 16 at Simsbury 3:00 PM

Girls Varsity and JV Soccer

Sept. 12 at Windham 3:30 PM

Sept. 14 at Hall 3:30 PM

Sept. 17 Rockville 3:30 PM

Sept. 19 Weaver 3:30 PM

Sept. 21 Wethersfield 3:30 PM

Sept. 25 at Bloomfield 3:30 PM

Sept. 28 Conard 3:30 PM

Oct. 2 at Glastonbury 3:30 PM

Oct. 5 Simsbury 3:30 PM

Oct. 9 Hall 3:30 PM

Oct. 12 at Weaver 3:30 PM

Oct. 16 at Wethersfield 3:30 PM

Oct. 19 Bloomfield 3:30 PM

Oct. 23 at Conard 3:30 PM

Oct. 26 Glastonbury 3:30 PM

Oct. 29 at Simsbury 3:30 PM

Oct. 31 CCC Playoff Game TBA

Varsity and JV Field Hockey

Sept. 12 Newington 3:45 PM

Sept. 14 at Southington 3:45 PM

Sept. 19 at Somers 3:45 PM

Sept. 21 Windham 3:45 PM

Sept. 25 at E.O. Smith 3:45 PM

Sept. 28 at South Windsor 3:30 PM

Oct. 2 Maloney 3:45 PM

Oct. 5 Fermi 3:45 PM

Oct. 9 Hall 3:45 PM

Oct. 12 Glastonbury 3:45 PM

Oct. 17 E.O. Smith 3:45 PM

Fall 2001 Windsor High School Athletics Schedule

Schedule subject to change. Call 687-2020 extension 622 for information

Varsity and JV Field Hockey (continued)

Oct. 19 at Newington 3:45 PM

Oct. 23 Conard 3:45 PM

Oct. 26 at Wethersfield 3:45 PM

Oct. 31 at Simsbury 3:00 PM

Girls Freshman Soccer

Sept. 7 Newington –scrim. 3:30 PM

Sept. 13 at Hall 3:30 PM

Sept. 17 at Manchester 3:30 PM

Sept. 21 Wethersfield 3:30 PM

Sept. 24 at East Hartford 3:30 PM

Sept. 28 Conard 3:30 PM

Oct. 1 at Glastonbury 3:30 PM

Oct. 4 Simsbury 3:30 PM

Oct. 10 Hall 3:30 PM

Oct. 12 East Hartford 3:30 PM

Oct. 15 at Wethersfield 3:30 PM

Oct. 18 Manchester 3:30 PM

Oct. 23 at Conard 3:30 PM

Oct. 25 Glastonbury 3:30 PM

Oct. 30 at Simsbury 3:30 PM

Boys Varsity and JV Soccer

August 30 at Manchester-scim. 3:30 PM

Sept. 3

HPHS-scim.

Sept. 12 Windham 3:45 PM

Sept. 14 Hall 3:30 PM

Sept. 19 at Weaver 3:30 PM

Sept. 21 at Wethersfield 3:30 PM

Sept. 25 Bloomfield 3:30 PM

Sept. 28 at Conard 3:30 PM

Oct. 2 Glastonbury 3:30 PM

Oct. 4 at Simsbury 3:30 PM

Oct. 9 at Hall 3:30 PM

Oct. 12 Weaver 3:30 PM

Oct. 16 Wethersfield 3:30 PM

Oct. 19 at Bloomfield 3:30 PM

Oct. 23 Conard 3:30 PM

Oct. 25 at Glastonbury 3:30 PM

Oct. 29 Simsbury 3:00 PM

Oct. 31 at Rockville 3:00 PM

Boys Freshman Soccer

Sept. 13 Hall 3:30 PM

Sept. 14 Manchester 3:30 PM

Sept. 20 at Wethersfield 3:30 PM

Sept. 25 Fermi 3:30 PM

Sept. 28 at Conard 3:30 PM

Oct. 2 Glastonbury 3:30 PM

Oct. 3 at Simsbury 3:30 PM

Oct. 9 at Fermi 3:30 PM

Oct. 10 at Hall 3:30 PM

Oct. 15 Wethersfield 3:30 PM

Oct. 17 Bristol Central 3:30 PM

Oct. 18 at Manchester 3:30 PM

Oct. 22 Conard 3:30 PM

Oct. 25 at Glastonbury 3:30 PM

Oct. 29 Simsbury 3:00 PM

Volleyball

Sept. 6 Jamboree–V-Bloomfield 3:30 PM

JV-Hall

Sept. 12 Hall 3:30 PM

Sept. 14 at Weaver 4:00 PM

Sept. 19 at Wethersfield 4:30 PM

Sept. 21 Bloomfield 3:30 PM

Sept. 24 New Britain 3:30 PM

Sept. 26 at Conard 3:30 PM

Sept. 28 Glastonbury 3:30 PM

Oct. 1 at Ellington 3:30 PM

Oct. 3 at Simsbury 3:30 PM

Oct. 5 at Hall 5:00 PM

Oct. 10 Weaver 4:00 PM

Oct. 12 Wethersfield 4:30 PM

Oct. 17 at Bloomfield 3:30 PM

Oct. 19 Conard 3:30 PM

Oct. 22 at Southington 5:00 PM

Oct. 24 at Glastonbury 3:30 PM

Oct. 26 Simsbury 3:30 PM

Oct. 29 Enfield 3:30 PM

Girls Swimming

Sept. 12 Bristol Central 4:00 PM

Sept. 14 CCC Relays @ Wethersfield 5:00 PM

Sept. 17 E.O. Smith 3:30 PM

Sept. 21 at Newington 4:00 PM

Sept. 25 Glastonbury 4:00 PM

Oct. 2 at East Hartford 4:00 PM

Oct. 5 at Wethersfield 5:00 PM

Oct. 12 at Hall 3:30 PM

Oct. 16 Fermi 4:00 PM

Oct. 19 HPHS 4:00 PM

Oct. 23 Southington 4:00 PM

Oct. 26 Conard 4:00 PM

Nov. 10 Class L Trials TBA

Nov. 13 Class L Finals TBA

Nov. 17 State Open TBA

Girls Cross Country

Sept. 15 Windham Invitational TBA

Sept. 19 Weaver/ Conard/ Newington 3:30 PM

Sept. 24

at Wethersfield/ Bloomfield/

Bristol Eastern

3:30 PM

Oct. 6 at Wickham Invitational TBA

Oct. 9 at Hall/ Glastonbury 3:30 PM

Oct. 12 at Simsbury 3:30 PM

Oct. 18 CCC West Championship 3:00 PM

Oct. 25 CCC West Freshmen Classic 3:30 PM

Oct. 27 State Class Meet TBA

Nov. 2 State Open TBA

Nov. 10 New England Championships TBA

Boys Cross Country

Sept. 15 at Windham Invitational TBA

Sept. 19 Weaver/ Conard/ Newington 3:30 PM

Sept. 24

at Wethersfield/ Bloomfield/

Bristol Eastern

3:30 PM

Oct. 6 at Wickham Invitational TBA

Oct. 9

at Hall/ Glastonbury

(WH Reservoir)

3:30 PM

Oct. 12 at Simsbury 3:30 PM

Oct. 18 CCC West Championship 3:00 PM

Oct. 25 CCC West Freshmen Classic 3:30 PM

Oct. 27 State Class Meet TBA

Nov. 2 State Open TBA

Nov. 10 New England Championships TBA

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Mail-in registrations for swim lessons now available. Mail-in

registrations will be accepted beginning September 17. You’ll find the registration

card in this brochure. Walk-in registration will begin on September

22 at the L.P. Wilson Community Center from 8:00 AM to noon. Please

include a copy of the certificate from the most recent swim lesson completed.

Children can be tested at the Windsor High School pool on Saturday,

September 15 between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

Lap Fitness Swims: Sundays from noon to 1:00 PM beginning

September 30 and Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 7:30 PM to

9:00 PM with two lanes available beginning October 1. Also, Saturdays

from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, beginning October 6.

Family Open Swims: Sundays from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM beginning

September 30 and Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 7:30 PM to

9:00 PM beginning October 1. Also, Saturdays from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM,

beginning October 6.

Fees: $2.50 per adult; $1.50 per child and $1.50 per senior. Passes are

$53.00 per adult, $27.00 for a child or senior and $105.00 for a family

pass.

Learn to Swim Lessons: Fifty minutes lessons (10 classes) are held

on Saturdays from September 29. Find your swim level and then see the

swim times below. Fees are $27.00 for one child, $42.00 for two children

and $58.00 for a family.

Water Adjustment is for children ages 4 to 6 where children are separated

by ability and taught various skills from Levels 1 and 2.

Water Exploration Red Cross Level I is where children become

adjusted to the water, learning prone floats and kicks. Children learn to be

comfortable in the horizontal position with their face in the water.

Primary Skill Red Cross Level II is where floating is taught independently.

The crawl and backstroke are covered and deep water is explored.

Aquatics

All programs are at the Windsor High School indoor pool. Phone 688-9694.

Stroke Readiness Red Cross Level III introduces treading water,

diving, underwater swimming, the elementary backstroke kick and the

crawl and backstroke.

Stroke Development Red Cross Level IV teaches breaststroke and

sidestroke kicks, elementary backstroke, distance in the backstroke, rotary

breathing in the crawl. Diving, rescue skills and turns are also covered.

Stroke Refinement: Red Cross Level V covers lap swim in the

crawl, back and elementary backstrokes, complete breaststroke and sidestroke

skills, introduces the dolphin kick and teaches diving from the board

and utilizing turns.

Stroke Proficiency Red Cross Level VI introduces the butterfly

stroke, more turns, surface and hurdle dives and basic rescues. Swimmers

become comfortable in all strokes by refining techniques and building

endurance.

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Stroke Proficiency Level VI

Stroke Refinement Level V

11:00 AM to noon

Water Adjustment

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Stroke Development Level IV

Primary Skills Level II

Noon to 1:00 PM

Water Exploration Level I

Stroke Readiness Level III

Sunday

Fitness Swim: noon - 1:00 PM

Family Swim: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Indoor Pool Schedule “at a glance”

Thursday

Family Swim: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Two-lane fitness Swim: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Monday

Family Swim: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Two-lane fitness Swim: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Tuesday

Family Swim: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Two lane fitness Swim: 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

Wednesday

Water Aerobics: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Friday

Family Swim: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Two-lane fitness Swim: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Saturday

Lessons: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Water Aerobics: 11:00 AM - noon

Fitness Swim: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Family Swim: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Note: ongoing renovations at Windsor High School may cause sporadic closings of the

Veterans Pool. Call the 24-hour recreation hotline at 285-1988 for information.

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TeensThe most beautiful New England fall is right here in Windsor!

September

September 9: Student Open Basketball

is at the L.P. Wilson Community Center Monday

through Thursday from 2:45 PM to 4:45 PM.

You’ll need a $10.00 gym pass ($5.00 for students)

to participate and you can get one at the

L.P. Wilson Community Center. Call 285-1990

for information.

September 11: Integral Yoga for Teens

ages 15-19 meets on Tuesdays from 7:30 PM to

9:00 PM through October 30 at 330 Windsor

Avenue. This class is tailored for the needs of

teens, helping to develop flexibility, strength,

concentration and stress control. All of which are

important for doing well in studies, exams and

sports. No prior experience is necessary. $45.00

for 1 or 2 teens $40.00 for 3 or more. Call

285-1990 for information.

September 14: The first Middle School

Club Café of the fall meets tonight from

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM at the L.P. Wilson

Community Center. Join your friends for an

evening of music, dancing and fun. Pizza and

soda will be served. You’ll need your Student ID.

$7.00 but bring three cans of food for the

Windsor Food Bank and get in for $6.00.

Call 285-1990 for information.

Teen Adventure Program

If you love fun, challenge, and making new

friends, then this is the program for you!!

The Teen Adventure Program is an exciting

program for 13 - 18 year olds that includes

acting, website design, community service

and more! Look for this special symbol

for a description of this fall’s fun.

Call 285-1990 for information.

September 17: Teens Adventures in

Acting. Weekly workshops developed by the

Youth Service Bureau for the budding thespian of

middle school age. Come and join Adventures in

Acting and learn skills in creating, directing and

performing in original dramas. Participants will

select topics relating to teen issues and create

skits for an audience to enjoy at the conclusion of

the program. Workshops will also include an open

forum to discuss the issues being performed.

Mondays, from 2:50 PM to 3:50 PM through

December 17, at Sage Park Middle School. Free.

Call 298-9976 for information.

September 18: Teen Adventures -

Adventures in Website Design. Make your

mark in cyberspace by helping with an online

teen newsletter and community calendar. This

workshop features classes in story writing, photography,

layout design and web maintenance.

Join us in this journalistic endeavor and be a part

of a website for and about Windsor teens!

Tuesdays, through December 18, from 2:50 PM

to 5:30 PM, at the Recreation Center at 330

Windsor Ave. Transportation provided after school

from Sage Park Middle School. Parents are asked

to pick up their children at the Recreation Center.

Free. Call 298-9976 for information.

September 19: Teen Adventures in

Visual Performance Art. Explore the world

of drama using large-scale puppets and other visual

performance props. Join us in this workshop for

middle school students and learn how art is used

to create drama. You will have the chance to create

life size puppets and masks as well as set

designs for a series of short plays . This program

will conclude with a performance to show off

your creativity. Wednesdays from 2:50 PM to

3:50 PM through December 19 at Sage Park

Middle School. Free. Call 298-9976.

September 20: Teen Service Club –

HOPE (Helping Other People

Everywhere) is a community service program

that offers middle school students the opportunity

to create projects of value for the community.

Help create a series of projects such as community

gardens, park clean-up, river care and services

to community support agencies to make Windsor

a healthy and vital community for all. The club

meets Thursdays from 2:50 PM to 3:50 PM at

Sage Park Middle School through December 20.

Some projects may take extra time. A calendar

for projects will be developed at the first meeting.

Transportation to project sites will be provided.

Free. Call 298-9976 for information.

September 21: Teen Adventures –

Adventures in Games Galore. End the

week with a variety of great new games that are

fun, funny and wild! This activity program for

middle school students features active games and

mindbending activities that enhance teambuilding,

problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills as

well as just learning some new ways of enjoying

leisure time. A great way to end the week on an

upbeat note! Fridays, from 2:50 PM to 3:50 PM

through December 14, at Sage Park Middle

School. Free. Call 298-9976 for information.

The Island Girls perform at the annual

carol sing on the green

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September 24: Celebration – A Music

and Dance Ensemble. If you are energetic

with a love for music and the stage then perform

in a music and dance review that highlights the

cultural diversity found in the Town of Windsor.

Auditions will be held at the L. P. Wilson

Community Center on September 24 at 6:30 PM;

open to young people ages 12 through 18. There

will be a brief workshop followed by audition for

the ensemble. There is no need to bring prepared

material. Those auditioned will be judged on their

ability to execute, listen and follow directions.

Mondays and Fridays, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM,

through November 16. $20.00. Call 298-9976

for information.

September 28: Weekend Warmups goes to

the Buckland Hills Mall and Movies this

afternoon. The bus will leave Sage Park Middle

School at 3:00 PM and return by 9:00 PM. We’ll

choose a G, PG or PG-13 movie the day of the

trip so have your vote ready. $8.00. Call 285-

1990 for information or to register.

October

October 6: Celebrate Halloween early with the

Youth Service Bureau on an awesome Ghost

and Goblin Overnight trip to Salem,

Massachusetts, the historic area famous for

its witches. Overnight accommodations will be at

the American Youth Hostel in Littleton,

Massachusetts, which provides dormitories

separated by gender and a staff experienced in

providing for youth. We will visit the museums

in Salem, Massachusetts that tell the story of the

witch trials as well as other interesting areas from

the early history of our country. We will leave

from the L. P. Wilson Community Center at

9:00 AM on Saturday and return at 4:00 PM

on Monday. Middle school kids, grades 6 - 8.

$80.00 includes transportation, accommodations,

meals and museum entrance. Call 298-9976 for

information.

October 8: It’s a Zone Day trip to Six

Flags New England for middle school students.

Enjoy a fun day with friends. Teens will be

able to enjoy the park in groups of 3 or more and

check-in with their designated chaperone ever

other hour. Don’t miss the fun! The bus leaves

the L.P. Wilson Community Center at 11:30 AM

and returns by 8:00 PM. $25.00 each or

$8.00 if you already have a season pass.

Call 285-1990 for information and to register.

October 19: Join in the Haunted

Halloween Happenings celebration in

Salem, MA on this overnight trip for high

school students with the Youth Service Bureau.

Overnight accommodations will be at the Youth

Hostel in Littleton, MA, which provides dorm

rooms separated by gender. We will travel to

Salem to visit the Witch Museums and check out

the famous Halloween festival. Leaves from the

L.P. Wilson Community Center Friday October 19

at 9:00 AM (this is a school holiday) and will

return on Sunday October 21 at 5:00 PM.

$80.00. Call 298-9976 for information.

October 26: The Middle School Club Café

meets tonight from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM at

the VFW. Join your friends for an evening of

music, dancing and fun. Pizza and soda will be

served. You’ll need your Student ID. $7.00 but

bring three cans of food for the Windsor Food

Bank and get in for $6.00. Call 285-1990 for

information.

November

November 2: Weekend Warmup goes to

Ron-A-Roll on a Friday Night. Join your friends

and skate the night away to some hoppin’ music

put on by an all star DJ. The bus will leave the

L.P. Wilson Community Center at 7:30 PM and

return at 11:00 PM. $8.00. Call 285-1990 for

registration or information.

Volunteers hang white lights at the Library

for the holiday season

November 6: Integral Yoga for Teens

ages 15-19 meets on Tuesdays from 7:30 PM to

9:00 PM through December 18 at 330 Windsor

Avenue. This class is tailored for the needs of

teens, helping to develop flexibility, strength,

concentration and stress control. All of which are

important for doing well in studies, exams and

sports. No prior experience is necessary. $45.00

for 1 or 2 teens $40.00 for 3 or more. Call

285-1990 for information.

November 12: Zone Day goes to the

Buckland Hills Mall for a little pre- holiday

shopping and a movie this afternoon. The bus will

leave L.P. Wilson at 9:30 AM and return by 3:30

PM. We’ll choose a G, PG or PG-13 movie the

day of the trip so have your vote ready. $12.00.

Call 285-1990 for information or to register.

November 16: The Middle School Club

Café meets tonight from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

at the L.P. Wilson Community Center. Join your

friends for an evening of music, dancing and fun.

Pizza and soda will be served. You’ll need your

Student ID. $7.00 but bring three cans of food

for the Windsor Food Bank and get in for $6.00.

Call 285-1990 for information.

December

December 21: The Middle School Club

Café meets tonight from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

at the VFW. Join your friends for an evening of

music, dancing and fun. Pizza and soda will be

served. You’ll need your Student ID. $7.00 but

bring three cans of food for the Windsor Food

Bank and get in for $6.00. Call 285-1990 for

information.

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Seniors

The most beautiful New England fall is right here in Windsor!

September

September 4: This month’s AARP meeting

takes place at the Senior Center from 1:00 PM to

3:00 PM. Everyone 50+ is welcome to join the

AARP Windsor Chapter. Visit and learn about the

benefits and programs. Meetings are held on the

first Tuesday of every month. $3.00 per year

membership. Call 688-2515 for information.

September 7: Enjoy a relaxing trip to the

Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard. The

bus will leave the Senior Center at 8:00 AM and

will return by 5:00 PM. Visit the museum, shop

or try your hand at the slots or the tables.

$18.00 residents, $23.00 non-residents.

Meal and betting vouchers will be available.

Call 285-1992 for information.

September 10: Stretching and Toning

Class. This new class starts today and will meet

on Monday mornings from 10:50 AM to 11:20

AM through October 15. This six-week class will

focus on stretching and toning the muscles. Wear

comfortable clothes and be prepared to remove

your shoes. $12.00 per session or $3.00 if you

pay as you go. Call 285-1992 for information.

September 10: Water Aerobics classes

are held every Monday and Wednesday from

1:15 PM to 2:15 PM at the Hilton Garden Hotel

indoor pool through September 26. Exercises

are done in shallow water and do not require

swimming or putting the head under water.

Please come to the Senior Center prior to the

start date for this class to make the payment for

the month and fill out a program waiver. This is

a great exercise program for those with arthritis.

Call 285-1992 for information.

September 10: From 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

today and tomorrow September 11, you can take

the two day 55-Alive Mature Driving

Course presented by trained volunteers from

AARP. Learn about new laws and how you can be

a better and safer driver. This course may qualify

you for lower insurance rates. You’ll need

a $10.00 check payable to the AARP. Call

285-1992 for information.

September 11: Internet Classes will be

held in the Senior Center from 11:00 AM to

1:00 PM Tuesdays through September 26.

Come and see our new lab! Learn how to

get onto the Internet, look up information,

receive E-mail and much more. When not being

used for classes our lab is yours for the using!

$15.00 for Windsor residents, $23.00 for

non-residents. Call 285-1992 for information.

September 11: Introduction to the

Computer classes will be held at the Senior

Center from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM each Tuesday

through October 16. This six-week course covers

basics and will show you how to use the mouse

and how to move around from program to program.

Thanks to a grant from the Hartford

Foundation for Public Giving, we have all new

computers so come and join a class! $30.00

for Windsor residents, $45.00 for non-residents.

Call 285-1992 for information.

September 12: Get your Photo ID at the

Senior Center today from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

No appointment necessary but please bring your

Social Security Card. $2.00. Call 285-1992 for

information.

For all programs at the Senior Center, we ask that you call 285-1992 if you plan to attend or make

your reservation by mail. If there is a charge for the event, please mail your payment in promptly or

drop your check off when visiting the Senior Center.

Wellness Clinics

A nurse from the Visiting Nurses Association

is available to assess your general health and

make recommendations to help you stay

healthy. Call 285-1992 for more information

or to make an appointment.

These clinics are held at the Senior Center

from 9:00 AM to 11:15 AM on:

September 4, 11, 12, 18 and 26

October 2, 9, 10, 16 and 24

November 6, 13, 14, 20 and 28

December 4, 11, 12, 18 and 26

The same clinics are also held at Millbrook

Village from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on :

September 25

October 23

November 27

Clinics are held at Shad Run from

10:30 AM to 1:00 PM on:

September 25

October 23

November 27

Please make appointments in the Community

Room at each housing site.

September 13: The Senior Center

Anniversary Party will be held today from

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Exhibits will be on display

that highlight all of the activities offered at the

Windsor Senior Center. There will be a history of

the Senior Center with old photos and memorabilia

from days gone by. We will enjoy refreshments,

and entertainment by John Banker beginning

at 1:30 PM. We encourage anyone who

was connected to or who has contributed to the

Windsor Senior Center over the last 30 years to

join us. $5.00. Call 285-1992 for information.

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Dial-A-Ride in Windsor

Transportation is provided in Windsor for

medical appointments, shopping, banking

and more. Call 285-1846 no later than noon

the day before or sign up at the Senior

Center. Leave your name, number, destination,

address and appointment time on the

answering machine and the driver will call

you back the day of the ride to confirm

your pick up time. Please be ready and watch

for the bus.

Dial-A-Ride for Out of Town

Medical and wheelchair transportation is

available on Wednesdays and Thursdays

to Hartford and Bloomfield. Please call

285-1992 at least seven days in advance

of your scheduled appointment and try to

make your appointment before 2:00 PM.

If you need to cancel your ride, please call

285-1992 as soon as possible.

Out of Town Transportation

Volunteer drivers are available for medical

appointments only. Call 285-1992 between

8:00 AM and 5:00 PM seven days in

advance of your appointment.

September 14: Beginners Tai Chi

Classes. This class will introduce Tai Chi to you

or help you improve the skills you have already

learned. This ancient and very effective form of

exercise helps to improve muscle tone, improve

balance and reduce stress. Classes are held on

Fridays at the Senior Center from 11:45 AM to

12:45 PM through October 19. $24.00. Call

285-1992 for information.

September 14: Continuing Tai Chi

Classes. Classes in this ancient and very effective

form of exercise will be held at the Senior

Center from 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM on Fridays

through October 19. If you have taken Tai Chi

class before, this one is for you. Improve muscle

tone, improve balance and reduce stress.

$24.00. Call 285-1992 for information.

September 18: Seniors Meet with

Staff. Each month Senior Center staff meets

with seniors to share ideas and concerns. Come

on down and bring your ideas! Make our Senior

Center the best! Meetings begin at 9:15 AM. Call

285-1992 for more information.

September 18: What’s fall in New England

without the BIG E See The Avenue of the

States, Storrowtown Village Museum, New

England Crafters and Top-Name Entertainment.

What a wonderfully entertaining day we will

have. Our bus leaves the Senior Center at 10:00

AM and will return by 5:00 PM. $16.00. Call

285-1992 for more information.

September 19: This month’s Golden

Fellowship meeting is today from 1:00 PM

to 3:00 PM at the Senior Center. Golden

Fellowship meets on the third Wednesday of

every month. Join us for a short meeting, food,

entertainment, trips and other activities. $2.00

per year. Call 688-7498 for information.

September 21: The ROLEO Club

(Retired Old Women Eating Out) Meets

at Friendly’s on Route 75 in Windsor Locks once

a month. The club gives ladies age 55 or older a

chance to meet and enjoy each other’s company

and solve the problems of the world. This is an

on-going club and new members are always

welcome. Cost is determined by what you order.

Call 285-1992 for more information.

September 24: Senior Book Discussion.

Seniors will meet today from 10:30 AM to

11:30 AM in the Windsor Public Library’s upstairs

Conference Room to discuss City of Light by

Lauren Belfer. Copies of the book will be available

at the Checkout Desk for three weeks prior to the

meeting. Free. Call 285-1925 for information.

September 25: The Senior Center’s Hearing

Clinic begins at 9:00 AM. Have a hearing test

and receive hearing information as well as hearing

aid cleaning and minor repairs. Free. Call

285-1992 for an appointment.

September 25: Windsor’s Low-Vision/

Blind Support Group meets today from

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the L.P. Wilson

Community Center. This group is for persons who

have low vision or who are blind as well as their

caregivers. The group will have the opportunity to

gain information through speakers, accessing the

community as well as a chance to share concerns

and ideas. Free. Call 285-1842 for information.

September 26: Pre-registration for Flu

Shots. There will be pre-registration for people

age 60 and over who are planning to have a

flu shot this year. Come to the Senior Center

between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM, fill out the

necessary paperwork and avoid lines the day

of the flu clinic. Free. Call 285-1992 for

information.

September 26: Today’s the day we celebrate

the birthday of every Windsor senior born in

September. Call 285-1843 the day before and let

us know you are a birthday person. Your lunch is

free and we’ll even sing “Happy Birthday”

to you. The celebration takes place from 11:45

AM to 12:30 PM. Call 285-1843 to sign up

for lunch.

September 27: The Senior Foot Clinic

begins at 9:00 AM at the Senior Center. $22.00

payable to the nurse. Call 285-1992 to sign up.

September 27: Insurance Fraud, which

often targets senior citizens, is a growing

nationally. Join us in increasing your awareness

of the dangers and risks involved in insurance and

what has become a problem costing our country

billions of dollars each year. From 10:00 AM to

11:30 AM at the Senior Center. Free. For more

information call 285-1992.

October

October 2: This month’s AARP meeting takes

place at the Senior Center from 1:00 PM to

3:00 PM. Everyone 50+ is welcome to join the

AARP Windsor Chapter. Visit and learn about the

benefits and programs. Meetings are held on the

first Tuesday of every month. $3.00 per year

membership. Call 688-2515 for information.

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Seniors

The most beautiful New England fall is right here in Windsor!

October 2: Pre-Registration for Flu

Shots. If you were unable to attend the first

Pre-Registration for the Flu Shots, there will be

another pre-registration today. This is for people

age 60 and over who are planning to have a flu

shot this year. Come to the Senior Center

between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM, fill out the

necessary paperwork and avoid lines the day of

the flu clinic. Call 285-1992 for information.

October 2: Internet Classes will be held in

the Senior Center from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Tuesdays through October 16. Come and see

our new lab! Learn how to get onto the Internet,

look up information, receive E-mail and much

more. When not being used for classes our lab

is yours for the using! $15.00 for Windsor

residents, $23.00 for non-residents. Call

285-1992 for information.

October 3: Diabetic Support Group meets

today. If you suffer from diabetes or know

someone who does, join us for an informative

diabetes support group meeting. A guest speaker

will update you on changes and developments

that relate to diabetes. Meets at the L.P. Wilson

Community Center from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.

Free. Call 285-1839 for information.

October 10: Get your Photo ID at the Senior

Center today from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. No

appointment necessary but please bring your

Social Security Card. $2.00. Call 285-1992 for

information.

October 15: Senior Book Discussion.

Seniors will meet today from 10:30 AM to

11:30 AM in the Windsor Public Library’s upstairs

Conference Room to discuss Plainsong by Kent

Haruf. Copies of the book will be available at the

Checkout Desk for three weeks prior to the

meeting. Free. Call 285-1925 for information.

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Check-out what’s in store at the Senior

Health Fair

October 16: A special presentation on Estate

Planning and Conservatorships will be

held today from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. What

is Estate Planning What tools do you need to do

this What are conservators Come and find out!

Attorney Michael Keenan will fill you in with his

outlined informational presentation! Why not join

us! Free. Call 285-1992 for information.

October 16: Seniors Meet with Staff.

Each month the Senior Center staff meets with

seniors to share ideas and concerns. Come on

down and bring your ideas! Make our Senior

Center the best! Meetings begin at 9:15 AM.

Call 285-1992 for more information.

October 17: This month’s Golden

Fellowship meeting is today from 1:00 PM

to 3:00 PM at the Senior Center. Golden

Fellowship meets on the third Wednesday of

every month. Join us for a short meeting, food,

entertainment, trips and other activities. $2.00

per year. Call 688-7498 for information.

October 18: The Senior Foot Clinic begins

at 9:00 AM at the Senior Center. $22.00

payable to the nurse. Call 285-1992 to sign up.

October 19: The ROLEO Club (Retired

Old Women Eating Out) Meets at Friendly’s

on Route 75 in Windsor Locks once a month.

The club gives ladies age 55 or older a chance to

meet and enjoy each other’s company and solve

the problems of the world. This is an on-going

club and new members are always welcome.

Cost is determined by what you order. Call

285-1992 for more information.

October 22: Stretching and Toning

Class. A new session begins today and will

meet on Monday mornings from 10:50 AM to

11:20 AM through November 26. This six-week

class will focus on stretching and toning the

muscles. Wear comfortable clothes and be

prepared to remove your shoes. $12.00 for the

session or $3.00 if you pay as you go. Call

285-1992 for information.

October 24: The Senior Center Health Fair

and Flu Shot Clinic will be held at the Senior Center

from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Flu and pneumonia

shots will be available as well as displays by a number

of companies in the healthcare field. Don’t miss

getting your flu shot! Call 285-1992 for information.

October 26: Beginner Tai Chi Classes.

This class will introduce Tai Chi to you or help you

improve the skills you have already learned. This

ancient and very effective form of exercise helps

to improve muscle tone, improve balance and

reduce stress. Classes are held at the Senior

Center from 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM through

October 19. $24.00. Call 285-1992 for

information.

October 26: Continuing Tai Chi Classes.

Classes in this ancient and very effective form of

exercise will be held at the Senior Center from

10:45 AM to 11:45 AM on Fridays through

December 7. If you have taken Tai Chi class

before, this one is for you. Improve muscle tone,

improve balance and reduce stress. $24.00.

Call 285-1992 for information.


October 29: Stretching and Toning

Class. A new session begins today and will

meet on Monday mornings from 10:50 AM to

11:20 AM through December 10. This six-week

class will focus on stretching and toning the

muscles. Wear comfortable clothes and be

prepared to remove your shoes. $12.00 for

the session or $3.00 if you pay as you go.

Call 285-1992 for information.

October 30: Windsor’s Low-Vision/Blind

Support Group meets today from 11:00 AM

to 2:00 PM at the L.P. Wilson Community Center.

This group is for persons who have low vision or

who are blind as well as their caregivers. The

group will have the opportunity to gain information

through speakers, accessing the community

as well as a chance to share concerns and ideas.

Free. Call 285-1842 for information.

October 30: The Senior Center’s Hearing

Clinic begins at 9:00 AM. Have a hearing test

and receive hearing information as well as

hearing aid cleaning and minor repairs. Free.

Call 285-1992 for an appointment.

October 31: Today’s the day we celebrate the

birthday of every Windsor senior born in October.

Call 285-1843 the day before and let us know

you are a birthday person. Your lunch is free and

we’ll even sing “Happy Birthday” to you.

The celebration takes place from 11:45 AM to

12:30 PM. Call 285-1843 to sign up for lunch.

November

November 5: Senior Book Discussion.

Seniors will meet today from 10:30 AM to

11:30 AM in the Windsor Public Library’s upstairs

Conference Room to discuss Nothing Like it in the

World: The Men who Built the Transcontinental

Railroad, by Stephen Ambrose. Copies will be

available at the Checkout Desk for three weeks

prior to the meeting. Free. Call 285-1925 for

information.

November 6: Internet Classes will be held

in the Senior Center from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Tuesdays through November 20. Come and see

our new lab! Learn how to get onto the Internet,

look up information, receive E-mail and much

more. When not being used for classes, our lab

is yours for the using! $15.00 for Windsor

residents, $23.00 for non-residents. Call

285-1992 for information.

November 6: Introduction to the

Computer classes will be held at the Senior

Center from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM each Tuesday

through December 11. This six-week course covers

basics and will show you how to use the

mouse and how to move around from program to

program. $30.00 for Windsor residents, $45.00

for non-residents. Call 285-1992 for information.

November 7: Diabetic Support Group

meets today. If you suffer from diabetes or know

someone who does, join us for an informative

diabetes support group meeting. A guest speaker

will update you on changes and developments

that relate to diabetes. Meets at the L.P. Wilson

Community Center from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.

Free. Call 285-1839 for information.

November 7: This month’s AARP meeting

takes place at the Senior Center on Wednesday

instead of Tuesday because of Election Day, from

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Everyone 50+ is welcome

to join the AARP Windsor Chapter. Visit and learn

about the benefits and programs. Meetings are

held on the first Tuesday of every month.

$3.00 per year membership. Call 688-2515

for information.

Let’s have Lunch

Hot lunches for those age 60 and above are

provided by CRT and served at the Senior

Center Monday through Friday at 11:45 AM.

Please make a reservation by noon the previous

day and if you can, make a $1.50 donation.

Call 285-1843 or sign up at the Senior

Center. If you need to cancel, please let us

know so we can service someone else.

November 7: From 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

today and tomorrow November 8, you can take

the two day 55-Alive Mature Driving

Course presented by trained volunteers from

AARP. Learn about new laws and how you can

be a better and safer driver. This course may

qualify you for lower insurance rates. You’ll

need a $10.00 check payable to the AARP.

Call 285-1992 to sign up.

November 14: Get your Photo ID at the

Senior Center today from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

No appointment necessary but please bring your

Social Security Card. $2.00. Call 285-1992 for

information.

November 16: The ROLEO Club (Retired

Old Women Eating Out) Meets at Friendly’s

on Route 75 in Windsor Locks once a month. The

club gives ladies age 55 or older a chance to

meet and enjoy each other’s company and solve

the problems of the world. This is an on-going

club and new members are always welcome.

Cost is determined by what you order.

Call 285-1992 for more information.

November 20: Seniors Meet with Staff.

Each month the Senior Center staff meets with

seniors to share ideas and concerns. Come on

down and bring your ideas! Make our Senior

Center the best! Meetings begin at 9:15 AM.

Call 285-1992 for more information.

November 21: This month’s Golden

Fellowship meeting is today from 1:00 PM

to 3:00 PM at the Senior Center. Golden

Fellowship meets on the third Wednesday of

every month. Join us for a short meeting, food,

entertainment, trips and other activities. $2.00

per year. Call 688-7498 for information.

November 26: Senior Book Discussion.

Seniors will meet today from 10:30 AM to

11:30 AM in the Windsor Public Library’s upstairs

Conference Room to discuss The Weight of Water,

by Anita Shreve. Copies of the book

will be available at the Checkout Desk for

three weeks prior to the meeting. Free.

Call 285-1925 for information.

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Seniors

The most beautiful New England fall is right here in Windsor!

November 27: The Senior Center’s

Hearing Clinic begins at 9:00 AM. Have a

hearing test and receive hearing information as

well as hearing aid cleaning and minor repairs.

Free. Call 285-1992 for an appointment.

November 28: Today’s the day we celebrate

the birthday of every Windsor senior born in

November. Call 285-1843 the day before and let

us know you are a birthday person. Your lunch is

free and we’ll even sing “Happy Birthday”

to you. The celebration takes place from 11:45

AM to 12:30 PM. Call 285-1843 to sign up for

lunch.

November 29: The Senior Foot Clinic

begins at 9:00 AM at the Senior Center. $22.00

payable to the nurse. Call 285-1992 to sign up.

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December

December 4: This month’s AARP meeting, a

holiday pot luck, takes place at the Senior Center

from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Everyone 50+ is welcome

to join the AARP Windsor Chapter. Visit and

learn about the benefits and programs. Meetings

are held on the first Tuesday of every month.

$3.00 per year membership. Call 688-2515 for

information.

December 4: Internet Classes will be held

in the Senior Center from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Tuesdays through December 18. Come and see

our new lab! Learn how to get onto the Internet,

look up information, receive E-mail and much

more. When not being used for classes

our lab is yours for the using! $15.00 for

Windsor residents, $23.00 for non-residents.

Call 285-1992 for information.

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December 4: Christmas Inspiration with

Dr. Stephen Burt. Remember the true spirit of

Christmas. Reminisce with Dr. Steve Burt author

of A Christmas Dozen From the Christmas Story

Pastor and Inserts in Chicken Soup for the Soul

as he reads 4-5 Christmas stories at the Senior

Center. Free. Call 285-1992 for information.

December 5: Diabetic Support Group

meets today. If you suffer from diabetes or know

someone who does, join us for an informative

diabetes support group meeting. A guest speaker

will update you on changes and developments

that relate to diabetes. Meets at the L.P. Wilson

Community Center from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.

Free. Call 285-1839 for information.

December 7: The Senior Holiday Party is

a wonderful time to get together in the spirit of

the season to share food and good cheer. Come

and join us on December 7 from 1:00 PM to

3:00 PM at the Senior Center. Fun will be had

by all! $5.00. Call 285-1992 for information.

December 11: Back by popular demand.

Come and join us for some holiday joy. Memories

are ready to be made as we immerse ourselves

in an enchanting winter wonderland of 500,000

twinkling lights at historic Forest Park in

Springfield, Mass. We will have a special treat in

store for those who attend. Hurry! This one

fills fast. The bus leaves the Senior Center at

5:30 PM and will return by 8:30 PM. $7.00.

Call 285-1992 for information.

December 12: Get your Photo ID at the

Senior Center today from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

No appointment necessary but please bring your

Social Security Card. $2.00. Call 285-1992

for information.

December 14: Enjoy a relaxing trip to the

Mohegan Sun Casino in Norwich. The bus

will leave the Senior Center at 8:00 AM and

will return by 5:00 PM. Try your hand at the

slots or the tables. $18.00 residents, $23.00

non-residents. Meal and betting vouchers will

be available. Call 285-1992 for information.

December 17: The Senior Center’s Hearing

Clinic begins at 9:00 AM. Have a hearing test

and receive hearing information as well as

hearing aid cleaning and minor repairs. Free.

Call 285-1992 for an appointment.

December 17: Senior Book Discussion.

Seniors will meet today from 10:30 AM to

11:30 AM in the Windsor Public Library’s upstairs

Conference Room to discuss Morgan’s Run, by

Colleen McCullough. Copies of the book will be

available at the Checkout Desk for three weeks

prior to the meeting. Free. Call 285-1925 for

information.

December 18: Windsor’s Low-Vision/

Blind Support Group meets today from

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the L.P. Wilson

Community Center. This group is for persons who

have low vision or who are blind as well as their

caregivers. The group will have the opportunity to

gain information through speakers, accessing the

community as well as a chance to share concerns

and ideas. Free. Call 285-1842 for information.


December 18: Seniors Meet with Staff.

Each month the Senior Center staff meets with

seniors to share ideas and concerns. Come on

down and bring your ideas! Make our Senior

Center the best! Meetings begin at 9:15 AM.

Call 285-1992 for more information.

December 19: This month’s Golden

Fellowship meeting is our annual Holiday

Banquet. Golden Fellowship meets on the third

Wednesday of every month. Join us for a short

meeting, food, entertainment, trips and other

activities. $2.00 per year. Call 285-1992 for

information about the banquet.

December 20: The Senior Foot Clinic

begins at 9:00 AM at the Senior Center. $22.00

payable to the nurse. Call 285-1992 to sign up.

December 21: The ROLEO Club (Retired

Old Women Eating Out) Meets at Friendly’s

on Route 75 in Windsor Locks once a month.

The club gives ladies age 55 or older a chance

to meet and enjoy each other’s company and

solve the problems of the world. This is an

on-going club and new members are always

welcome. Cost is determined by what you order.

Call 285-1992 for more information.

December 26: Today’s the day we celebrate

the birthday of every Windsor senior born in

December. Call 285-1843 the Friday before and

let us know you are a birthday person. Your

lunch is free and we’ll even sing “Happy

Birthday” to you. The celebration takes place

from 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM. Call 285-1843

to sign up for lunch.

December 28: The annual New Year’s

Celebration will be held today from 7:00 PM

to 11:00 PM. There will be a social hour and sit

down dinner. Dance to the popular “Rhythm

Orchestra”. Relax and enjoy the fun! It will

be better than ever this year. Please make

reservations by December 21. $5.00. For more

information call 285-1992.

Seniors are welcome to join these on-going programs at any time

Water Aerobics: Beginning September 10,

this class will be held every Monday and

Wednesday at the Hilton Garden Hotel indoor

pool. The Hilton Garden is on Day Hill Road off of

Poquonock Avenue. Classes run from 1:15 PM to

2:15 PM. Exercises are done in shallow water and

do not require swimming or putting the head

under water. Please come to the Senior Center

prior to the start date for this class to make the

payment for the month and fill out a waiver. This

is a great exercise program for those with arthritis.

Cost: $3.50 per class if paid by the month or

$5.00 per class if paid as you go.

Chess Club: This group meets at the

Senior Center once a week on Wednesdays at

10:30 AM, and stay as long as you like. Bring

your own chess set or use ours. New players

always welcome. Free.

Quilters Club: Want to learn new techniques

for that quilting project Join our Quilters Club and

share your experience (or inexperience) with us.

They meet the first and third Wednesdays of each

month to exchange quilting tips and ideas. The

group welcomes all ideas and suggestions to

make this a fun club. The meetings take place

from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

Tap Dancing: Held every Thursday from 1:00

PM to 2:00 PM. Join a group of men and women

who have been enjoying tap dancing on Thursday

afternoons. Work on routines and learn the steps

as you go. This is great fun and wonderful exercise.

Free.

Aerobics: Held every Monday, Wednesday and

Friday at 9:00 AM at the Senior Center beginning

September 5. Weights are available for your use.

Newcomers are welcome. $2.00 per class or

$1.00 per class if you pay by the month.

Easy Exercise: is held every Tuesday and

Thursday at 9:00 AM at the Senior Center.

Stretch, exercise and walking are all included.

$2.00 per class or $1.00 per class if you pay by

the month. New participants always welcome.

TOPS: Meets every Wednesday at 9:15 AM at

the Senior Center. Gain support and information to

help take off weight and keep it off. New members

always welcome.

Widow/Widower Support Group: Meets

every Thursday at 10:30 AM at the Senior Center.

You’re never alone because there are others like

yourself. Come meet new friends. Free.

Setback: The players all gather in the Senior

Center every Tuesday and Thursday at 12:45 PM.

Why not join them New participants always welcome!

Scrabble: Meet every Tuesday at 10:00 AM and

keep the mind sharp! At the Senior Center. Free.

Bingo: The games are every Monday and Friday

from 12:45 PM to 2:30 PM. This is a popular

activity but there’s always room for one more. At

the Senior Center.

Walking Club: This group walks 2.2 miles

every Tuesday morning at 9:00 AM starting at the

Senior Center and 2.5 miles on Thursday at 9:00

AM starting at the Dog Pound on Mechanics Street

for a walk around the Loomis campus. If the

weather is poor, meet at the Senior Center.

Walkers total their miles, chart it on a map and

reach far away destinations. Free.

Bridge: It happens every Tuesday and Thursday

at 10:00 AM at the Senior Center. New experienced

participants always welcome.

Pinochle: The players gather every Monday at

1:30 PM at the Senior Center. If you don’t know

the game, someone will be glad to help you

learn. Free. New participants always welcome.

The Thursday Club meets at 9:30 AM every

Thursday beginning September 6. A group of

ladies makes items for poor children in Haiti. Even

if you don’t sew, there are lots of other things you

can do to help. The group needs old sheets, shirts

(clean and light colors) and children’s clothes

sizes 0 to 12. Drop in any Thursday. Free.

Line Dancing: You won’t need a partner to join

the line dancers from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

every Wednesday at the Senior Center beginning

September 12. New dancers always welcome.

Free.

Square Dancing: Held every Thursday from

1:15 PM to 3:15 PM beginning October 4. Enjoy

fast paced old fashioned square dancing called by

Ed Rutty. No partner needed. Call Dave Martin at

683-4780 for information. $3.00 per class.

Call the Senior Center at 285-1992 with questions

on any of these programs.

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1. Northwest Park

2. Welch Park (Welch Pool)

3. Poquonock Elementary School

4. Poquonock Fire House

5. Hayden Station Fire House

6. Oliver Ellsworth Elementary School

7. Milo Peck Child Development Center

(Windsor Parent Center)

8. Windsor Safety Complex

9. Town Hall

10. Windsor Main Library

11. Windsor High School (Veterans Pool)

12. Sage Park Middle School

13. JFK Elementary School

14. Clover Street Elementary School

15. L.P. Wilson Community Center

16. Wilson Fire House

17. Stroh Park (Goslee Pool)

18. Wolcott School

19. Wilson Library

20. Sharshon Park

21. 330 Windsor Avenue

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Revolutionary

Windsor 2001

September 15-16

a Revolutionary War weekend you won’t forget!

Saturday, September 15, 2001

Windsor Green

10:00 AM-11:30 AM Opening Ceremonies and Military Review: Governor’s

Foot Guard, Sheldon’s Cavalry, and Sixth CT Regiment

11:30 AM-2:30 PM British troops take over the Green, military demonstrations

& drills

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Connecticut Society of Genealogists Presents Robert T.

Silliman – “Connecticut Patriots in the Revolution”

Windsor Town Hall

2:30 PM-3:00 PM Americans chase British into battle on Loomis Chaffee

Campus

3:00 PM-4:00 PM Battle on the Loomis Chaffee Campus

4:00 PM-6:00 PM Muster hosted by the Windsor Fife and Drum Corps;

and a musical & dance performance by the Reel

Nutmeg and the Webster Company

Palisado Green

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Colonial games, spinning demonstrations, tours of the

Strong & Chaffee Houses and the Windsor Historical

Society museum

12:00 PM-2:00 PM Army Hospital, Military Drills & Displays by the Sixth

CT Regiment Tours of the First Church meeting house

12:00 PM-1:00 PM Teens of Praise Gospel Choir of Windsor High School

sing at the Strong House

1:30 PM-2:00 PM Cemetery tour by Ted Anderson –

Emphasis on Revolutionary War

period

6:00 PM-7:30 PM Colonial Bean Supper at First

Church in Windsor

Ellsworth Homestead

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Camp life and displays by crafters and peddlars, tours

of the Oliver Ellsworth Homestead

11:30 AM-2:00 PM Military demonstrations and drills by American units

and cavalry units

Taste the fare of yesteryear

Colonial as well as traditional foods will be available on the Windsor

Green. Treat your palate to kettle popcorn, Brunswick Stew, barrel

pickles, chowder in a bread bowl just to name a few.

Light lunch available at the Ellsworth Homestead.

Sunday, September 16, 2001

Windsor Green

12:00 PM-2:00 PM British troops continue to hold Windsor Green, military

demonstrations & drills

2:00 PM-2:30 PM Americans dislodge British from

the Green, battle ensues

2:30 PM-3:30 PM Battle at the Loomis Chaffee

campus

Palisado Green

12:00 PM-3:30 PM Tours of the Strong & Chaffee Houses and the Windsor

Historical Society museum

12:00 PM-2:00 PM Tours of the First Church

meeting house

1:00 PM-1:30 PM Military salute to Revolutionary War veterans –

Palisado Cemetery

Sixth CT Regiment and the Windsor Fife & Drum Corps

1:30 PM-2:00 PM Cemetery tour by Ted Anderson –

Emphasis on Revolutionary War

period

Ellsworth Homestead

11:30 AM-3:30 PM Camp life and displays by crafters and peddlars

12:00 PM-3:30 PM Tours of the Oliver Ellsworth Homestead

11:30 AM-1:30 PM Military demonstrations and drills by American infantry

and cavalry units

Purchase the wares of yesteryear

Windsor retailers will be on hand selling nostalgic products.

Purchase Revolutionary period wares as well as Americana.

For information, visit

www.revolutionarywindsor.com

or call (860) 688-5165


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