April 21, 2018
Bus Trip to Boston Museum of Fine A
Bus Trip to Boston Museum of Fine A
Join us on Saturday April 21 for the Windsor Palette and Brush Club’s Art Bus Trip to Boston Museum of Fine Art.
We will be leaving Windsor from the commuter lot off I-91, exit 38 at 8:30 am returning to same at 5:00 pm.
Price $70 per person. Price includes a museum ticket and bus transportation to and from Boston from Windsor. Bus will leave Boston at 3:00 pm to return home.
Sign up soon by filling out attached flyer.
Contact Helen Davenport at 860-285-8694 or
helendavenportsenuta@gmail.com for further information.


Annual Windsor Police Cadets 1040EZ
Annual Windsor Police Cadets 1040EZ
The 1040EZ Run, a 5K Road Race to benefit the Windsor Police Cadets, presented by The Hartford, will be held rain or shine on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Oliver Ellsworth School, 730 Kennedy Road, Windsor, CT.

Walkers are welcome.

The Race starts at 10:40 AM. Registration is from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. The cost is $20.00 to pre-register ($25.00 After April 14, 2018).

Race highlights include chip timing, easy on-line registration, free injury assessment and pre/post-race massages, goodie bags (first 100 to register), music, a pre-race warm-up, refreshments, and T-shirts (first 50 to register).

Awards will be given to the Best Overall Male and Female, as well as, the “Top 3 Individuals” in each age division.

For more information, check out www.windsorpolicecadets.org.


Book Signing - Che'L' Mora
Book Signing - Che'L' Mora
Please join us at the Windsor Art Center for a book signing event!

Che’ La’Mora will conduct a brief talk and hold a signing for her latest book, The Devil Wears Nikes: An Empath’s Recovery. FREE to attend, with books available for sale. The book is a "candid depiction of the dark side of relationships and the recovery process. the content is divided up utilizing Shannon Thomas' "6 stages of Recovery" from an emotionally abusive relationship. Che' uses her poetic style and intuitive writing style coupled with therapeutic background to bring forth information around a taboo topic with creative finesse."

This book signing is in conjunction with our current exhibition entitled Art on the Tracks: A Celebration of the “Studio,” which will run March 10 through April 21, 2018. This exhibition includes works by resident studio artists at Windsor Train Station including Andres Chaparro, a painter inspired by jazz; LeaAnn Cogswell, a representational sculptor of the human form; Cathy Doocy, a painter using the vernacular of landscape painting as a method for exploring composition and color; Elizabeth Gibbs, a writer and certified yoga therapist teacher; Che’ La’Mora, a visual artist, writer & marriage and family therapist; and JoeSam, a mixed-media artist reflecting African American culture

This exhibition is supported in part by the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign and in part by local businesses, organizations, and individuals from our community


Free Shred It and E-Recycling
Free Shred It and E-Recycling
360 Federal Credit Union is having a free shredding and e-recycling event! Bring your shredding and e-recycling to The First Cathedral in Bloomfield and we'll take care of it free of charge. Please bring a non-perishable food item for The First Cathedral’s food pantry.

Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Join Windsor Palette and Brush Club on Saturday April 21, 2018
on a bus trip to Museum of Fine Arts Boston

The price for our no-frills excursion is $70 per person
includes a museum ticket and bus transportation from Windsor, CT.

On Saturday April 21 pick up will be in Windsor at 8:30 AM- Exit 38 off I-91 Commuter lot.
We will leave Boston at 3:00 PM to return home.

Sign up soon!
by either mailing the bottom of this form or calling
Helen Davenport 1058 Plymouth St Windsor, Ct 06095
860-285-8694 or helendavenportsenuta@gmail.co


Steak Dinner
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Only $14.99
Every Saturday, starting at 4:00pm

Choice of Soup or Salad,
Grilled 12 oz Center Cut NY Strip with Choice of 2 Sides


Windsor Police Cadets 1040EZ Run 5K
Windsor Police Cadets 1040EZ Run 5K
The 1040EZ Run, a 5K Road Race to benefit the Windsor Police Cadets, presented by The Hartford, will be held rain or shine on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Oliver Ellsworth School, 730 Kennedy Road, Windsor, CT.

Walkers are welcome.

The Race starts at 10:40 AM. Registration is from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. The cost is $20.00 to pre-register ($25.00 After April 14, 2018).

Race highlights include chip timing, easy on-line registration, free injury assessment and pre/post-race massages, goodie bags (first 100 to register), music, a pre-race warm-up, refreshments, and T-shirts (first 50 to register).

Awards will be given to the Best Overall Male and Female, as well as, the “Top 3 Individuals” in each age division.

For more information, check out www.windsorpolicecadets.org.



Bus Trip-Boston Museum of Fine Art

Windsor Palette and Brush Club’s Art Bus Trip to Boston Museum of Fine Art will be leaving from the commuter lot at exit 38 in Windsor at 8:30 AM and will return at 5:00 PM. $70.00. 860-285-8694 or helendavenportsenuta@gmail.com for further information.



Earth Day Action at Northwest Park

Today through April 27, get on board for some Earth Day Action at Northwest Park. Register your business or community organization for a service project that will make the park a greener place for all to enjoy. Your organization may adopt a local earth stewardship project by providing volunteers and/or sponsorship funds to assist in project completion. 860-285-1487 for more information.



Northwest Park on Earth Day

Show your love for Northwest Park on Earth Day by helping with a community service project. Individuals, families, and community groups may choose from a variety of projects on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Free. 860-285-1886 to RSVP.



Red Cross Babysitter’s Training

American Red Cross Certified Babysitter’s Training Class will be held at the 330 Windsor Avenue Community Center from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM. Babysitter’s Training is designed to teach 11 to 15 year old's how to: respond to emergencies with first aid, rescue breathing and more, make good decisions under pressure, communicate effectively with parents, recognize safety and hygiene issues, manage young children, feed, diaper and care for infants, and start a babysitting business. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a certification card. $90.00. Register online or at Recreation and Leisure Services, 599 Matianuck Avenue. For more information 860-285-1990.



Windsor Police Cadets 1040EZ Run 5K

The seventh annual 1040EZ Run, a 5K Road Race to benefit the Windsor Police Cadets, presented by The Hartford and Integrity Graphics, Inc., will be held rain or shine at Oliver Ellsworth School, 730 Kennedy Road, Windsor. The Race starts at 10:40 AM. Registration is from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Race highlights include chip timing, easy on-line registration, free injury assessment and pre/post-race massages, goodie bags (first 100 to register), music, a pre-race warm-up, refreshments, and T-shirts (first 50 to register). Walkers are welcome. Awards will be given to the Best Overall Male and Female, as well as, the “Top 3 Individuals” in each age division. $20.00 to pre-register ($25.00 After April 14). windsorpolicecadets.org




April 22, 2018
Earth Day Bus Tour: Windsor's Trees
Earth Day Bus Tour: Windsor's Trees
Join us at Windsor Historical Society on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and hop on a school bus for a special Earth Day tour focused on Windsor’s trees led by Jim Govoni, Tree Warden for the Town of Windsor. This day marks the 48th anniversary of Earth Day, which has been called the largest civic event in the world, celebrated by a billion participants world-wide. That first Earth Day in 1970 resulted in increased public consciousness of the environment and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Jim Govoni is a font of information. He’ll show you memorial trees on the town green and in the Veteran’s Cemetery, the thirty-six elm trees he planted as part of an America the Beautiful grant, sugar maples he planted at Northwest Park that provide the syrup for their famous pancake breakfasts, and old growth trees in Windsor. Jim has tips on how to identify tree species, and he’ll share information about how urban forests are managed. For instance, globalism has brought a variety of destructive insects and diseases into this country; most middle-aged and elderly Americans can remember town greens framed by the shade of gorgeous elm trees, largely destroyed by disease by the 1980’s. A generation earlier, another blight was obliterating virtually all of the nation’s chestnut trees, largely absent from the landscape by 1950. With this history in mind, urban foresters plant a variety of trees in proximity, avoiding monocultures. Urban foresters maximize the urban canopy but must minimize liability. Jim Govoni has planted shade trees near schools which generally lack air conditioning (this comes in useful during hot days in June!) but must avoid trees with thorns and poisonous berries in a landscape where children play. Learn more about the priorities of urban foresters; pick up some tips on responsible tree planting (not too close to home or power lines) and end the tour with renewed appreciation for how trees enhance our town.

The cost for this program is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors and students, and $10 for WHS members. Reservations are necessary for this tour as space on our school bus is limited. By April 20, call 860-688-3813 or visit windsorhistoricalsociety.org where you can make an online reservation.


Spring Vendor/Craft Fair
Spring Vendor/Craft Fair
THE WHS PROJECT GRADUATION 2018 invites you to our first Spring Vendor/Craft Fair on Sunday April 22, 2018, 10 am to 4 pm. Free Admission, Raffles, Bake Sale.

All Proceeds will go to Project Graduation Class of 2018 - a drug free, alcohol free night for all graduating students.


The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
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Enjoy brunch all day at the Tavern! Breakfast club happy hour all day, delicious brunch and lunch choices!!!

Adult Open Basketball

Adult Open Gym activities run through June 28 at the L.P. Wilson Community Center. Adult Open Basketball meets Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM and Sunday from 9:00 AM to noon. Gym passes are $35.00 for adults or $2.00 daily drop in fee. 860-285-1990.




Earth Day Action at Northwest Park

Today through April 27, get on board for some Earth Day Action at Northwest Park. Register your business or community organization for a service project that will make the park a greener place for all to enjoy. Your organization may adopt a local earth stewardship project by providing volunteers and/or sponsorship funds to assist in project completion. 860-285-1487 for more information.



Earth Day Spotlight - Windsor Trees

Today from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM enjoy Earth Day Spotlight: Trees in Windsor, at Windsor Historical Society. Town Tree Warden Jim Govoni will start us off with a short presentation on what Connecticut’s towns do to protect their urban forests and plant for the future. Then we’ll hop on a school bus and head out to identify some of Windsor’s notable trees. Space is limited so reserve your spot by Friday, April 20. $12.00 adults, $11:00 seniors and students, $10.00 members. 860-688-3813 or visit windsorhistoricalsociety.org.



April 23, 2018
Ballroom Dancing for Beginners
Ballroom Dancing for Beginners
Here is your chance to begin a lifetime of dancing pleasure in a fun and supportive environment. You'll be introduced to the Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Swing, Tango and Cha-Cha. Learn a few basic steps to enable you to feel confident enough to go out on the dance floor at weddings or your favorite dance spot. No dance experience is necessary and singles are welcome.

$69 per person or $85 per couple


Monday Morning Book Club
Make this year the year you join the Monday Morning Book Club for a lively discussion of Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder. Discussions are held at the Main Library on the fourth Monday of every month from 10:30 to 11:30 AM downstairs in Meeting Room 2. Books are available at the Lending Desk, one month prior to each meeting. For a list of titles we will be reading this year visit www.windsorlibrary.com 860-285-1918.

Senior Citizen Day at Menchie's
Senior Citizen Day at Menchie's
Every Monday, all day Senior Citizens get 10% off their mix!!
Stop by and try a new flavor!


Talk & Toys
Talk & Toys library playgroup Mondays from 10:30 to 11:30am for ages 0 to 5.

Young Artists' After School Class
Young Artists' After School Class
This new after school program is a fun, more focused way for young artists to hone their skills and practice the foundations of art: still life drawing, painting, portraiture, sculpture, and so much more!

4/16: Still Life Drawing
4/23: Still Life Drawing (with Value)
4/30: Landscape Painting
5/7: Painting Theory / Still Life Painting
5/14: Intro to Photography
5/21: Figure Drawing
5/28: NO CLASS
6/4: Portraiture


Adult Open Gym Pickleball

Adult Open Gym activities run through June 28 at the L.P. Wilson Community Center. Pickleball meets on Monday and Wednesday from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM free for residents and $2.00 for non-residents. 860-285-1990.




Adult Open Volleyball

Adult Open Gym activities run through June 28 at the L.P. Wilson Community Center. Adult Open Volleyball meets Monday and Wednesday from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM. Gym passes are $35.00 for adults or $2.00 daily drop in fee. 860-285-1990.




Earth Day Action at Northwest Park

Today through April 27, get on board for some Earth Day Action at Northwest Park. Register your business or community organization for a service project that will make the park a greener place for all to enjoy. Your organization may adopt a local earth stewardship project by providing volunteers and/or sponsorship funds to assist in project completion. 860-285-1487 for more information.



John F. Kennedy School Playgroup

Join us each Monday from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM in the John F. Kennedy School Family Resource Center for morning playgroups for children ages birth to 5 with a parent or a caregiver. Participants will enjoy meeting new friends, learning new songs, stories, crafts and a light snack. Free. 860-687-2060 ext.166.



Oliver Ellsworth Strings Concert

Oliver Ellsworth Spring Strings Concert will be held at Oliver Ellsworth School from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Free. 860-687-2070.



Shape Up & Work Out-Ages 55 & Older

Shape Up & Work Out begins today and continues every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM at the Senior Center through April 30. Improve the health of your heart and lungs and keep your bones strong with this on-going exercise program. Weights are available for your use. Newcomers are welcome anytime. $52.00 this session or $5.00 per class to drop in. 860-285-1992.



Sit Stretch & Groove-Age 55 & Older

Sit, Stretch & Groove begins today and continues every Monday and Wednesday from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM through April 30 at the Senior Center. This exercise class incorporates balance, stretching, walking and energetic exercise. Participants can choose to exercise sitting in chairs, if preferred. New participants are always welcome. $36.00 this session or $5.00 per class to drop in. 860-285-1992.



Sportsters’ Bowling League-55 & Up

The Windsor Sportsters’ Bowling league starts today from 10:00 AM to noon at the Bradley Bowl. This is a non-competitive, co-ed league that meets every Monday. No bowling skills needed. Join anytime; players are able to take breaks from the schedule. $11.00 for three games. 860-688-6119.



Student Open Basketball - Teens

Student Open Basketball takes place Monday through Friday from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at L.P. Wilson Community Center gym. The schedule is: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for high school students, through June 15. Students will need a valid Windsor student identification card or appropriate Id/mail with his or her address on it to participate. $10.00 for the school year or $1.00 at the door. 860-285-1990.




Tai Chi/Qi Gong Advanced - 55 & Up

Tai Chi/Qi Gong for Advanced starts today and continues every Monday and Friday through April 30. Advanced class meets from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. This class incorporates graceful and relaxing movements that can improve your balance, strength and mobility. Men and women of all physical abilities are welcome. $45.00 this session or $6.00 per class to drop in. 860-285-1992.



Tai Chi/Qi Gong Intermediate-55& Up

Tai Chi/Qi Gong for Intermediates starts today and continues every Monday and Friday through April 30. Intermediate class is from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. This class incorporates graceful and relaxing movements that can improve your balance, strength and mobility. Men and women of all physical abilities are welcome. $45.00 this session or $6.00 per class to drop in. 860-285-1992.



Zumba Gold for Ages 55 & Up

Looking for something exciting to get you moving? Zumba Gold is a dance based exercise program set to Latin and international rhythms, developed to benefit older active adults. Starts today and continues every Monday through April 23 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Taught by a Zumba-qualified instructor. $30.00 for six classes or $6.00 per class to drop in. 860-285-1992.



OE Spring Strings Concert
OE Spring Strings Concert


April 24, 2018
Jewelry Making Class!
4/24
(3 days)
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Don't miss this 3-day jewelry making class! On April 24, 25 & 26, from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, join us to create your very own unique sliver pendant out of silver clay finishing it off by firing it in a kiln.

Cost is $36 which includes all materials and 3-days of instruction by artist Wayne Martin.

Call today to register at 860-285-1992, or stop by the Senior Center office.


Trinity Christian School Open House
Trinity Christian School Open House
Trinity Christian School will be hosting an open house on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Families will have the opportunity to visit the school while classes are in session to get a true feel for the TCS experience. To register contact Ava Gronbeck, Student Services Coordinator, at 860.688.2008 ext. 101 or a.gronbeck@tcswindsor.org.

Women's Financial Career Seminar
Women's Financial Career Seminar
Looking for a career with flexibility, support and unlimited earning potential? You’ll find it all with a Financial Advisor career with Edward Jones. Take your first step toward a lifelong career at this recruiting event April 24 12:30 - 8:00 pm at the Hartford Marriott Downtown at 200 Columbus Blvd, Hartford. You’ll meet current Financial Advisors and hear what brought them to Edward Jones – and why they stay. You’ll learn about our unique business model, our extensive training programs and our network of supportive colleagues across the country. If you demonstrate leadership skills and strong initiative, we can teach you how to build a financial services business. Don’t miss this opportunity!

From 12:30 - 5:00 pm, learn more about Edward Jones & life as an advisor.
Afterwards, join us for a dinner reception!

Register: https://edwardjones.cvent.com/CT042418PS


Adult Open Basketball

Adult Open Gym activities run through June 28 at the L.P. Wilson Community Center. Adult Open Basketball meets Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM and Sunday from 9:00 AM to noon. Gym passes are $35.00 for adults or $2.00 daily drop in fee. 860-285-1990.




Earth Day Action at Northwest Park

Today through April 27, get on board for some Earth Day Action at Northwest Park. Register your business or community organization for a service project that will make the park a greener place for all to enjoy. Your organization may adopt a local earth stewardship project by providing volunteers and/or sponsorship funds to assist in project completion. 860-285-1487 for more information.



Hearing Clinic at Senior Center

A Hearing Clinic will be held today in the Senior Center nurse’s office between the hours of 10:30 AM and noon. If you think you may be experiencing some loss of hearing, our qualified hearing specialist will conduct a private hearing test for you. Minor repairs and cleaning of hearing aids are also offered. Free. Please sign up for an appointment by calling 860-285-1992.



Lap Swim

What better way to stay in shape this winter than swimming laps? Lap Swim will be held on Tuesdays at the Windsor High School indoor pool (share pool with lessons) from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM and Thursdays 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM through May 3. (No class April 10 and April 12). Sessions are subject to change. Sharing lanes is expected. Program is free for Windsor residents. Register at the Recreation office or online at townofwindsorct.com. 860-285-1990.



Poquonock School Playgroup

Join us at the Poquonock School Family Center for morning playgroups for children ages birth to 5 with a parent or a caregiver each Tuesday from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Participants will enjoy meeting new friends, learning new songs, stories, crafts, and a light snack. Free. 860-687-2080 ext. 131.



Posture, Strength & Yoga - 55 & Up

Join us today and every Tuesday at the Senior Center until April 24 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM for “Posture, Strength & Yoga.” This beginner class helps to teach simple Yoga poses (both on mats and standing) to improve postural alignment, muscle tone, flexibility, and agility. $40.00 for eight classes or $6.00 per class drop in. Call 860-285-1992 to sign up.



Student Open Basketball - Kids

Student Open Basketball takes place Monday through Friday from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the L.P. Wilson Community Center gym. The schedule is: Tuesdays and Thursdays for elementary and middle school students through June 15. Students will need a valid Windsor student identification card or appropriate Id/mail with his or her address on it to participate. $10.00 for the school year or $1.00 at the door. 860-285-1990.




WIN-TV Board of Directors Meeting

WIN-TV Board of Directors Meeting tonight from 7:00 PM to adjournment at the L.P. Wilson Community Center. 860-688-2626. Free.



Early Dismissal for All Students
Early Dismissal for All Students
Early Dismissal Schedule
WHS 7:35a-12:25p
SPMS 8:05a-122:55p
Elem & full day PreK 8:40a-1:30p
PreK AM Session 8:40a-10:50a
PreK PM Session 11:25a-1:30p


April 25, 2018
Community Budget Forum
Community Budget Forum
The following Community Budget Forums are being sponsored by Windsor CT Votes and the Windsor League of Women Voters. Town Manager Peter Souza and Superintendent Craig Cooke will provide the latest budget information and answer questions from residents.

Wednesday, April 25: 10:00 AM
L.P. Wilson Community
Center/Senior Center
Community Budget Forum

Monday, April 30: 6:00 PM
Poquonock School
Community Budget Forum

Wednesday, May 2: 6:30 PM
Community Center at
330 Windsor Avenue
Community Budget Forum


Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
How does this thing work? Let our Geeks show you how! Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks at the Windsor Public Library every Wednesday evening starting tonight! We will take questions on devices and gadgets of all sizes and functions! No appointment necessary, the Geeks will be available on the Mezzanine from 7 PM to 8:30 PM weekly, and their advice is free. 860-285-1918.

Community Budget Meeting
Community Budget Meeting
Please join us on Wednesday April 25 at 6:00 p.m. for a Windsor Public Schools PTO and Community Budget Meeting.
Including Oliver Ellsworth, Poquonock, JFK, Clover Street, Sage Park Middle and the WHS School Governance Council.
To hear information and ask questions regarding the 2018-2019 Budget and how it will affect your child's school and the Windsor community.
Superintendent Dr. Craig Cooke, BOE President Leonard Lockhart & BOE Finance Chair David Furie will discuss the budget and answer questions.
Location is Sage Park Middle School Auditorium.
25 Sage Park Rd
If you need childcare, please contact Betsey Lepak at 860-687-2000 ext. 272.
Refreshments will be served.


CT Homes through Centuries
CT Homes through Centuries
On April 25th at 5:30 p.m. in conjunction with our Historic House Tour on the 28th, architectural historian Christopher Wigren, Deputy Director will present Connecticut Homes through the Centuries: An Architectural History. He will talk about how Connecticut’s citizens housed themselves from the 17th through the 20th centuries, and show how home styles, construction techniques and social trends evolved. The cost for this program is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and $4 for Windsor Historical Society members.

Call (860) 688-3813 or visit us on the web at www.windsorhistoricalsociety.org for directions to the Society and more information about programs or volunteer opportunities. Make sure to ‘like’ the Society’s Facebook page and follow us on Twitter (@windsorct1633) for regular updates and insights. To receive e-reminders for public programs, please send your e-mail address to info@windsorhistoricalsociety.org.


Evening Bird Walk at Northwest Park
Evening Bird Walk at Northwest Park
Bring your binoculars to the “Evening Bird Walk” at Northwest Park on Wednesday, April 25th from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Join Marilyn Smith, Park Manager for an after-work stroll as we search for spring migrants and enjoy the lengthening daylight. All levels of experience welcome. Not recommended for young children. Cancelled in inclement weather. This program is free. Visit townofwindsorct/recreation for more information and registration. Northwest Park is located at
145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT.


Is Your Financial House in Order?
Is Your Financial House in Order?
Join us for a no-obligation educational, interactive financial education seminar on April 25 at 7:00 pm at 261 Broad Street hosted by Bill Roebelen, MBA, Financial Professional Associate with Prudential Advisors.

The seminar is designed to help you understand and influence your financial situation, by managing debt, protecting and growing your assets, preparing for retirement and building a legacy.

Bill Roebelen, M.B.A.
Financial Professional Associate, Prudential Advisors
Connecticut insurance license 2558033


Jewelry Making Class!
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Don't miss this 3-day jewelry making class! On April 24, 25 & 26, from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, join us to create your very own unique sliver pendant out of silver clay finishing it off by firing it in a kiln.

Cost is $36 which includes all materials and 3-days of instruction by artist Wayne Martin.

Call today to register at 860-285-1992, or stop by the Senior Center office.


Prime Rib Buffet
Prime Rib Buffet
Enjoy all you can eat prime rib buffet for $19.99 per person. April 25th at 5pm! Comes with mashed potato bar, mac & cheese and fresh seasonal chef salads. Call for a reservation.

Adult Open Gym Pickleball

Adult Open Gym activities run through June 28 at the L.P. Wilson Community Center. Pickleball meets on Monday and Wednesday from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM free for residents and $2.00 for non-residents. 860-285-1990.




Adult Open Volleyball

Adult Open Gym activities run through June 28 at the L.P. Wilson Community Center. Adult Open Volleyball meets Monday and Wednesday from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM. Gym passes are $35.00 for adults or $2.00 daily drop in fee. 860-285-1990.




Community Budget Forum
Community Budget Forum
This is the first of three community budget forums sponsored by Windsor CT Votes and the Windsor League of Women Voters. Town Manager Peter Souza and Superintendent Craig Cooke will provide the latest budget information and answer questions.

Future Forums on April 30th at Poquonock School at 6:00 PM and May 2nd at the Community Center at 330 Windsor Avenue at 7:00 PM.


CT Homes Through the Centuries

Connecticut Homes Through the Centuries: An Architectural History at Windsor Historical Society from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM. In preparation for the Society’s April 28 house tour, Christopher Wigren of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation will talk about how Connecticut’s citizens housed themselves from the 17th through the 20th centuries. See how home styles, construction techniques, and social trends evolved. $6.00 adults, $5.00 seniors and students, $4.00 members and free to house tour volunteers. 860-688-3813 or www.windsorhistoricalsociety.org.



Earth Day Action at Northwest Park

Today through April 27, get on board for some Earth Day Action at Northwest Park. Register your business or community organization for a service project that will make the park a greener place for all to enjoy. Your organization may adopt a local earth stewardship project by providing volunteers and/or sponsorship funds to assist in project completion. 860-285-1487 for more information.



Evening Bird Walk at Northwest Park

Bring your binoculars (or borrow a pair of ours) to the Evening Bird Walk at Northwest Park from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, weather permitting. Join the Park Manager in an after work stroll as we search for spring migrants and enjoy the lengthening daylight. All levels of experience welcome although not recommended for young children. Free. 860-285-1886.



Resume Boot Camp Workshop

Resume Boot Camp workshop will be held at the Community Center at 330 Windsor Avenue from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Come and learn the most important components to improve your resume that will help you become employed. You’ll learn how to create and improve your resume, pick out references, create cover letters, and learn interview skills. Free to all Windsor High School students. Register online or at Recreation and Leisure Services, 599 Matianuck Avenue. 860-285-1990.



Shape Up & Work Out-Ages 55 & Older

Shape Up & Work Out begins today and continues every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM at the Senior Center through April 30. Improve the health of your heart and lungs and keep your bones strong with this on-going exercise program. Weights are available for your use. Newcomers are welcome anytime. $52.00 this session or $5.00 per class to drop in. 860-285-1992.



Sit Stretch & Groove-Age 55 & Older

Sit, Stretch & Groove begins today and continues every Monday and Wednesday from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM through April 30 at the Senior Center. This exercise class incorporates balance, stretching, walking and energetic exercise. Participants can choose to exercise sitting in chairs, if preferred. New participants are always welcome. $36.00 this session or $5.00 per class to drop in. 860-285-1992.



Student Open Basketball - Teens

Student Open Basketball takes place Monday through Friday from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at L.P. Wilson Community Center gym. The schedule is: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for high school students, through June 15. Students will need a valid Windsor student identification card or appropriate Id/mail with his or her address on it to participate. $10.00 for the school year or $1.00 at the door. 860-285-1990.




The Share Group

The SHARE GROUP meets today at Millbrook Village in the Community Room from 10:00 AM to11:00 AM. Open to those who reside at Millbrook Village. Each month has a different topic. Free. 860-285-1839.



April 26, 2018
Jewelry Making Class!
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Don't miss this 3-day jewelry making class! On April 24, 25 & 26, from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, join us to create your very own unique sliver pendant out of silver clay finishing it off by firing it in a kiln.

Cost is $36 which includes all materials and 3-days of instruction by artist Wayne Martin.

Call today to register at 860-285-1992, or stop by the Senior Center office.


#tbt movie series
Join the Main Library for their new #tbt movie series for all of your nostalgic movie viewing from your childhood. This month features Karate Kid starring Ralph Maccio, Pat Morita, Elizabeth Shue. Doors open at 6:15 PM. The film runs from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Free. 860-285-1918.

Wow! Art After School Program
Wow! Art After School Program
Get your creative juices flowing by immersing yourself in arts & crafts during the 8 week Wow! Art After School Program. Each week brings new projects, such as collage, papier mache, acrylic painting, making a game, building a mask, buttonmaking, puppetry, coloring, still life drawing and so much more.
4/19: Kindness Rocks
4/26: How to Draw / Cartooning
5/3: Alphabet Books
5/10: Mask Making
5/17: Letter Decorating
5/24: Monster Rocks/Slime
5/31: Flower/Rain Collage
6/7: Landscape Painting


Adult Open Basketball

Adult Open Gym activities run through June 28 at the L.P. Wilson Community Center. Adult Open Basketball meets Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM and Sunday from 9:00 AM to noon. Gym passes are $35.00 for adults or $2.00 daily drop in fee. 860-285-1990.




After School Program for Grade 6 -7

R.I.S.E. ABOVE - This unique after school program is just for those in grades 6 and 7 at the Community Center at 330 Windsor Avenue from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Students will experience an exciting after school experience with traditional activities such as arts & crafts, sports, games, homework assistance, and fun! In addition, students will be given opportunities to grow as leaders, learn new skills, try new things, and make new friends. Students will be exposed to workshops including social media awareness, home alone safety, and living well workshops that focus on the importance of nutrition and exercise with real life experiences such as healthy snack-making and eating fresh, fun, healthy foods. R.I.S.E. ABOVE will challenge students to discover something new about themselves. The R.I.S.E. ABOVE program follows all Windsor Public Schools school cancellation policies. $85.00 per month. For more information call 860-285-1990.



After School Program for Grades 1-5

R.I.S.E. (Recreational, Inspirational, Social, Enrichment) elementary school program is a well supervised, engaging, after-school program from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM at the Community Center at 330 Windsor Avenue. During that time children in grades 1 to 5 will enjoy friends, fun, sports, games, science projects, arts and crafts, snacks, team building activites, field trips, reading club, homework assistance, the Windsorland indoor playscape, indoor climbing wall, and more. Transportation is provided from all Windsor Public Schools to the Community Center. The R.I.S.E. Program follows all Windsor Public Schools school cancellation policies. $185.00 per month. For more information, call 860-285-1990.



Earth Day Action at Northwest Park

Today through April 27, get on board for some Earth Day Action at Northwest Park. Register your business or community organization for a service project that will make the park a greener place for all to enjoy. Your organization may adopt a local earth stewardship project by providing volunteers and/or sponsorship funds to assist in project completion. 860-285-1487 for more information.



Lap Swim

What better way to stay in shape this winter than swimming laps? Lap Swim will be held on Tuesdays at the Windsor High School indoor pool (share pool with lessons) from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM and Thursdays 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM through May 3. (No class April 10 and April 12). Sessions are subject to change. Sharing lanes is expected. Program is free for Windsor residents. Register at the Recreation office or online at townofwindsorct.com. 860-285-1990.



Senior Foot Clinic

The Senior Foot Clinic will be held today and again on April 26 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Senior Center. Our foot nurses trim nails, checks for foot health problems, and handle special diabetic foot concerns. $29.00 payable to the nurse. Call 860-285 1992 for an appointment.



Square Dancing For Ages 55 & Up

Square Dancing meets today from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM and continues every Thursday through May 24. If you’ve never tried it, you’re missing a good time and a good workout. Great for keeping your memory sharp too. Enjoy fast paced old fashioned square dancing with the Windsor Whirlers, called by Ed Rutty. No partner needed. Join anytime. $4.00 per class. 860-285-1992.



Student Open Basketball - Kids

Student Open Basketball takes place Monday through Friday from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the L.P. Wilson Community Center gym. The schedule is: Tuesdays and Thursdays for elementary and middle school students through June 15. Students will need a valid Windsor student identification card or appropriate Id/mail with his or her address on it to participate. $10.00 for the school year or $1.00 at the door. 860-285-1990.




Windsor School of Self Defense

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



Yoga Instruction for 55 & Older

Yoga starts today and continues Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM through April 26. Intermediate and beginner level instruction for those 55 and older. You will learn yoga breathing techniques, postures, and relaxation techniques to enhance your quality of life. Yoga keeps you flexible and can help lower blood pressure, increase circulation, energy and stamina. $45.00 this session or $6.00 per class to drop in. 860-285-1992.



April 27, 2018
Book Babies
Book Babies
Book Babies lapsit storytime on Fridays through May 31, 2018 from 10:30 to 11:00am for ages 0 to 2.

Date Night BOGO 1/2 Off
Date Night BOGO 1/2 Off
Friday is Date Night! Buy One Get One 1/2 Off 16 oz cups!
Join us at Menchie's on Kennedy Rd next to Stop & Shop!
Try all our great flavors!


Shad Derby Lobster Dinner Night
Shad Derby Lobster Dinner Night
This 2018 Shad Derby event is sponsored by the Washington Lodge #70 A.F. & A.M. and will take place at the Masonic Lodge at 153 Broad Street, Windsor CT. on Friday April 28, 2017.?

5pm & 7pm Seating Times (Reserved Limited Seating)
?Take-Out Meals Available

?One of the tastiest and meaningful dinner night fundraisers in Windsor !!! A $25 donation gets you a delicious New England lobster meal with sides served by the Washington Lodge #70 A.F. and A.M. Masons !!! A Chicken meal option will also be available in substitute of the lobster if requested. A great, economical night out for your family and friends in Windsor center !!!

?Your meal and donation will benefit the Masons local Scholarship and General fund helping make a difference in Windsor all year round !!!

?Tickets can be purchased in person during normal business hours at Ashley's Distinctive Jewelry & Gifts located at 555 Day Hill Road in Windsor, Connecticut.


Middle School Extravaganza NEW DATE

Middle School Extravaganza. Windsor Recreation and Leisure Services is hosting an awesome night for middle school teens. Come enjoy the fun at the L.P. Wilson Community Center with a night filled with a DJ, music, dancing, games, a photo booth, video games, pizza, candy, soda, and new surprises! The party starts at 7:00 PM and ends at 10:00 PM. $10.00 in advance or $15.00 at the door. You can register online or at the Recreation and Leisure Services office, 599 Matianuck Avenue. For more information call 860-285-1990.



Shape Up & Work Out-Ages 55 & Older

Shape Up & Work Out begins today and continues every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM at the Senior Center through April 30. Improve the health of your heart and lungs and keep your bones strong with this on-going exercise program. Weights are available for your use. Newcomers are welcome anytime. $52.00 this session or $5.00 per class to drop in. 860-285-1992.



Student Open Basketball - Teens

Student Open Basketball takes place Monday through Friday from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at L.P. Wilson Community Center gym. The schedule is: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for high school students, through June 15. Students will need a valid Windsor student identification card or appropriate Id/mail with his or her address on it to participate. $10.00 for the school year or $1.00 at the door. 860-285-1990.




Tai Chi/Qi Gong Advanced - 55 & Up

Tai Chi/Qi Gong for Advanced starts today and continues every Monday and Friday through April 30. Advanced class meets from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. This class incorporates graceful and relaxing movements that can improve your balance, strength and mobility. Men and women of all physical abilities are welcome. $45.00 this session or $6.00 per class to drop in. 860-285-1992.



Tai Chi/Qi Gong Beginners - 55 & Up

Tai Chi/Qi Gong for Beginners starts today and continues every Friday through April 27 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. This beginner’s class incorporates graceful and relaxing movements that can improve your balance, strength, and mobility. Men and women of all physical abilities are welcome. $20.00 this session or $6.00 per class to drop in. 860-285-1992.



Tai Chi/Qi Gong Intermediate-55& Up

Tai Chi/Qi Gong for Intermediates starts today and continues every Monday and Friday through April 30. Intermediate class is from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. This class incorporates graceful and relaxing movements that can improve your balance, strength and mobility. Men and women of all physical abilities are welcome. $45.00 this session or $6.00 per class to drop in. 860-285-1992.



April 28, 2018
2018 Historic House Tour
2018 Historic House Tour
What better way to spend a beautiful spring day than to tour six historic homes located in Connecticut’s First Town? Reserve your spot now for Windsor Historical Society’s special guided house tour to take place on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Your admission ticket will be just $30 if purchased before the day of the tour, $35 if purchased on tour date. The tour provides you with a wonderful opportunity to learn about architecture, see how historic homes have been repurposed for modern living, and get the inside scoop on life in Windsor during the 17th, 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.

The April 28th house tour is one of the Society’s two major fundraisers this year, supporting public programs for schoolchildren and adults, and the operation of our historic houses, research library, exhibition galleries, and family learning center. Homes on the tour include:

124 East Street (1670): See many original features in one of our town’s oldest homes, including wood and peg beams, feather-edge boards and the original kitchen and kitchen fireplace, once covered over and proudly restored by the current owner.

96 Palisado Avenue (c. 1758): The Society’s Strong-Howard House has won local, state, and national awards. Restored to 1810 with reproductions of furnishings used by the Howard family, we invite you to sit at the dining table, heft hearth-cooking tools, try out the canopy bed, and make yourself at home.

141 River Street (1870): This farmhouse overlooking a beautiful spot on the Farmington River was built and occupied by members of Poquonock’s Lithuanian community, drawn to our area by work in the mills. See a gourmet kitchen, bedroom retreat, and the artist resident’s workshop located behind the home.

1046 Windsor Avenue (late 1800’s): This Queen Anne style home with Colonial Revival details features a Palladian window, a porte-cochere, and a turret with colorfully-painted scalloped and diamond-shaped wood shingles. Inside, lincrusta wallpaper, luxurious woodwork, and original lighting fixtures in beautifully-appointed rooms transport you back to another era.

33 Mechanic Street (1891): Located In what was once factory space for Eddy Electric Company and General Electric, this light-filled condominium unit reveals the resident’s passion for art. Seventeen foot high ceilings, twelve foot windows, and a massive support pillar provide a great backdrop for paintings, a hanging needlepoint, and a large wall mask in this beautifully-designed residence.

124 Preston Street (1924): Possibly a Glen’s Falls mail-order house model from Sears, this home features an open, sunny interior, wood floors, and built-in shelving which may be compared with the catalogue’s picture and floorplan on display in the sunroom. The updated kitchen and furnishings blend perfectly with the home’s original features, providing a peek into Windsor life in the early 20th century.

House tour tickets are now available, and program books featuring more information on home architecture and early homeowners, driving directions, and a map will be available at each of the homes on house tour day and at the following ticket sales venues soon:
• Ashley's Distinctive Jewelry and Gifts, 555 Day Hill Road, Windsor;
• Jordan Florist, 10 Palisado Avenue, Windsor;
• Windsor Federal Savings, Town Center;
• Windsor Historical Society; 96 Palisado Avenue, Windsor.

You may also order your tickets online by going to http://windsorhistoricalsociety.org and we will hold them for you at Windsor Historical Society for pick-up.


Cherry Blossom Festival
Cherry Blossom Festival
Windsor Garden Club Bus Trip to Cherry Blossom Festival Brooklyn Botanical Garden April 28, 2018. Leaving 8:00 a.m. from the Commuter Lot on Route 218, Bloomfield, CT. And leaving New York approximately 4:00 p.m. Bus cost: $25 round trip (bus driver tip not included). Admission to Botanical Garden: $25.

Signup begins: March 1. Deadline for signup: April 10

Please send $25 check made out to Windsor Garden Club, P.O. Box 233, Windsor, CT 06095
For more information contact Diane Bernier at 860-930-4465



Dining & Dancing in the Dark
 Dining & Dancing in the Dark
Local Celebrities to Compete
in CRIS Radio’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Local celebrities will go toe-to-toe with other Connecticut celebrities to help raise money for CRIS Radio on Saturday, April 28 at the Bond Ballroom in Hartford.
CRIS Radio (Connecticut Radio Information System) is Connecticut’s only radio-reading service for people who are blind or unable to read due to other print disabilities, such as learning, physical, intellectual, emotional or medical conditions.
Approximately 300 CRIS volunteers record articles featured in newspapers, magazines, and classroom materials for individuals with print disabilities. The recordings are made available through radio broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week, internet streaming, the CRIS Radio mobile app, and on-demand from any computer or mobile device.
Competing this year as part of CRIS Radio’s 40th anniversary celebration are former dance champions of CRIS Radio’s signature fundraiser, Dining & Dancing in the Dark, featuring the nonprofits’ own version of the TV show “Dancing with the Stars.”
This year’s All-Stars’ competition will include: Marilyn Alverio, founder and producer of Latinas & Power; Floyd Greene III, vice president of Aetna; Billy Johnstone, Broadway performer who appeared in Cats; Hanna Mordoh, NBC CT Channel 30 traffic reporter; and Nicole Nalepa, WFSB Channel 3 news and traffic reporter.
Scot Haney, WFSB meteorologist and co-host of Better Connecticut, will emcee the event.
In addition to CRIS Radio’s 24/7 broadcasts, it also streams articles featured in children’s magazines to each patient room at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. It also streams Spanish- and English-language newspapers and magazines to each patient room at Saint Francis Hospital. CRIS also records audible exhibits for museums and classroom materials for students with print challenges.
CRIS Radio’s Dining & Dancing in the Dark gala begins at 5:30. Dinner will be followed by CRIS Radio’s own version of “Dancing with the Stars” and special ballroom dance performances by two CRIS volunteers, Diane Duhaime and Steve Famiglietti, who also are CRIS listeners.
Open dancing follows the dance contest to the music of Eight to the Bar. Tickets cost $125 per person and can be purchased online at CRIS Radio’s website, www.crisradio.org, or by calling 860-527-8000.




Steak Dinner
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Only $14.99
Every Saturday, starting at 4:00pm

Choice of Soup or Salad,
Grilled 12 oz Center Cut NY Strip with Choice of 2 Sides


Home Alone Safety Class

Home Alone Safety Class, for those ages 8 to 13 who are ever home alone, will be held at the Community Center at 330 Windsor Avenue from 10:00 AM to noon. The course will cover all the safety concerns parents have when their children are by themselves. Students will learn to be more aware of the potential dangers they could face when left home alone. Free. Register online or at Recreation and Leisure Services, 599 Matianuck Avenue. 860-285-1990.



House Tour by Windsor Historical

A unique House Tour sponsored by Windsor Historical Society takes place today from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. A striking selection of beautifully and creatively furnished historic Windsor residences will be open for public touring. See homes from several centuries built in a variety of architectural styles. Advance tickets $30.00, day-of-tour tickets $35.:00, $5.00 discount is offered for House Tour volunteers. 860-688-3813 or online at windsorhistoricalsociety.org.



Senior Center Trip to IKEA

Join us for Swedish inspirations by visiting IKEA in New Haven. This phenomenal department store has comfort designed with modern looks and practicality. The bus leaves the Windsor Senior Center at 9:00 AM. We’ll have lunch at Brazi’s at 12:30 PM. We expect to return by 4:30 PM. The cost of lunch is your responsibility. Call 860-285-1992 for reservations. Transportation available from your home for dial-a-ride patrons.