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The New England Air Museum March and April Events

March 17, 2014 – The New England Air Museum will hold family fun activities April 14th-18th. The Museum's Flight Sim Spot will be open each of these days between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The Flight Sim Spot allows visitors to use state-of-the-art simulators with real cockpit controls.

Monday, April 14th, Aero Modeling Workshop. This program runs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This activity takes about an hour and a half to complete. Children ages 8-14 can build and fly their own models. All children must be accompanied by an adult. There is a $5.00 cost for the kit.

Tuesday, April 15th, Glider Engineering Design Challenge- Build a glider out of recyclable materials provided and fly a raw egg the longest distance possible.

Wednesday, April 16th, Parachute Drop- Design a parachute that will take the longest to reach the ground with a given weight.

Thursday, April 17th, Open Cockpit- The Museum will host an Open Cockpit program with up to 8 aircraft to be open including helicopters, an airliner, a jet fighter and a WWII aircraft. All cockpits will close at 4:00 p.m.

Friday, April 18th, LEGO Contest & Easter Bunny Visit- Build a vehicle out of LEGOS that can race down a ramp. The quickest wins! The program is for ages 3-12 and will run from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for each age category: 3-5, 6-8 & 9-12. Visit with the Easter Bunny, pose for pictures and receive a small gift. Cameras are encouraged!

Activities are included with the price of admission on the day of your visit except where noted. Each day docents will be on hand to provide information and to interact with the visitors.

The Museum will be open from 10:00 am to 5 pm. Admission is $12 for ages 12 and up, $11 for seniors 65 and up and $6.50 for ages 4 to 11. Children under 3 are admitted free. For more information, visit or call (860) 623-3305.

Children's Yoga

WHAT:   Children's Yoga
WHEN:   Every Saturday Mar. 29 - Apr. 26, 2014, 9:30 am
              260 CENTRAL ST
              FORESTVILLE, CT 06010
              (860) 584-7790
Manross Memorial Library will host a series of Children's Yoga sessions, ages 5 - 10, on the five Saturdays from March 29-April 26, 2014, at 9:30 am. The sessions will be led by a certified children's yoga instructor. The program will be held in the lower level of Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central Street, in Forestville.  There is no charge for this program but registration is required and limited. Funding is generously provided by a grant through the Friends of Bristol Public Library. For more information, or to register, please visit the library,, or call: (860) 584-7790 .

31st Annual Foodshare Walk Against Hunger

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31st Annual Foodshare Walk Against Hunger will be taking place Sunday, May 4th at Hartbeat Park located at 140 Garden Street in Hartford. Click here for more information.




Manross Memorial Library Events

Manross Memorial Library will host a series of movies for teens, ages 12-18, on the following Thursdays: April 3, May 1, and June 5. The schedule is as follows: Thursday April 3, 2014, 3:30-5:30, 118 mins, rated PG-13, 2013, Romeo and Juliet, Thursday May 1, 2014, 3:30-5:15, 102 mins, rated PG, 2013, Frozen, Thursday June 5, 2014, 3:30-5:00, 85 mins, rated PG, 2014, The Nut Job. Snacks will be provided. The programs will be held on the lower level of Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central Street, in Forestville. The events are free of charge but participants are encouraged to register. For more information, or to register, please visit the library,, call (860) 584-7790, or email



Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma Walk

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Who: Scleroderma Foundation / Tri-State, Inc. Chapter
What: Greater Hartford area Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma walk; our annual walk to raise funds and awareness for scleroderma research and patient support. Walk info & registration:
When: Saturday, June 14, 2014 – Check-in & Registration 9:00 AM; Walk 10:15 AM
Where: Blue Back Square 50 S. Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107
Why: The Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma walk is an event to raise awareness and money needed to deal with this devastating autoimmune disease. Money raised at this event will be used help fund research efforts and provide patient support and education. To date there is no known cause or cure. Help us as we seek to increase understanding about treatment and management of scleroderma. For more information about scleroderma contact the Scleroderma Foundation/Tri-State, Inc. Chapter

Job Fairs

 The Connecticut Department of Labor’s Career Fair series moves to Danbury’s Ethan Allen Hotel, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 21 Lake Avenue Extension on March 3. This is the second career fair in the agency’s spring series and is co-sponsored by Town Square Media, the City of Danbury and the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce.

“Our Danbury Career Fair has become a tradition in western Connecticut, bringing together area employers and jobseekers in one convenient location to explore career opportunities,” explains State Labor Commissioner Sharon M. Palmer.  “This is a great recruitment opportunity for employers.  Visitors can also find out about veterans’ benefits and learn more about the wide range of related services offered by the Connecticut Department of Labor.”

The Danbury Career Fair will also feature Certified Professional Résumé Writers from the Connecticut Department of Labor who will review and critique visitors résumés to help ensure that they effectively showcase their skills and accomplishments.

Additional events in the agency’s Connecticut Career series include the MCC Regional Job Fair, to be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 21 in Manchester Community College’s Great Path Academy Gymnasium; Heroes 4 Hire Veterans Job Fair, taking place 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 25 at Rentschler Field Ballroom, East Hartford; a Veterans Career Fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 19 at Danbury’s Ethan Allen Hotel; and the Middlesex County Career Fair to be held 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., June 17 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cromwell.

For additional information about the Danbury Connecticut Career Fair or any of the other events in the series, please visit

Living with Epilepsy Support Group

“Living with Epilepsy Support Group”

The Connecticut Epilepsy Advocate kindly invites you to attend their “Living with Epilepsy Support Group". Join them on the first Monday of every month at Bristol Hospital 41 Brewster Road Bristol Connecticut 06010-5141 in the Level E conference room (just before the cafeteria). For more information please contact The Connecticut Epilepsy Advocate 20 Salem Walk Milford, CT 06460-7132 or call: (203) 874-8731 - (Free Parking)


Ronnie Wood: Art and Music

Best known as a musician with The Rolling Stones and formerly with the Faces, Ronnie Wood is also an accomplished artist whose work is on exhibit at the William Benton Museum of Art at UConn from March 28th through August 10th.  The exhibition features an exciting selection of paintings, lithographs, and pen-and-ink drawings by Wood as well as photographs and an exclusive message from him while he and The Stones are on their “14 on Fire” tour of Australia and Asia. Admission to the Benton is always free.  For more information,  visit the Benton Museum website at



UCONN Health Center Events

The University of Connecticut Health Center offers free or reduced price programs designed to help the community stay healthy and informed. Click here for more information.