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    There’s a lot to do in Windsor!
                     http://wordreuters.com                    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 repro-
                                                                                              duced 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!

                                                               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,
    Finding the information you need                           Wintonbury Art League, Hartford Hospital, Palm Beach Photographic Centre and the Connecticut
    There are more than 500 listings in this brochure
    describing programs and activities for Windsor residents   Academy of Fine Arts, of which he is a member.
    of all ages. The information is presented by age
    groupings with the “Everyone” section containing           A member of the Panel of Judges for the Connecticut Association of Photographers, Dr. Hellerman also
    information on adult programming as well as special        lectures on the subject of photographic composition. He has been the recipient of many awards of the
    events for the whole family.                               Charter Oak Photographic Society in Hartford, and has also received honors from the Loxahatchee
    Other sections of the brochure are:                        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.
    Everyone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-13
    Kids: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-25   His stunning work has been featured over the past several years in the State of Connecticut’s
    Teens: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-27    Environmental Protection calendar. He is currently under contract with the State of Connecticut to
                                                               photograph its twenty-five natural area preserves.
    Seniors: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-33
    Map of town facilities: . . . . . . . . . .34              Windsor thanks you, Dr. Hellerman!

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

             August                                    September 5: T’ai Chi Ch’uan (Beginner               September 8: What Windsor Wore:
                                                       Level) meets each Wednesday from 7:30 PM to          Exploring History through Dress. This
August 28: Clover Street School’s
                                                       8:30 PM through November 7 at the L.P. Wilson        exhibition, at the Windsor Historical Society,
Newcomers’ Social will be held today
                                                       Community Center. All students are welcome.          96 Palisado Avenue (Route 159), explores what
from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. All first graders
                                                       $58.00. Call 285-1990 for information.               Windsor residents wore and what messages their
and any other new families are welcome to
                                                                                                            clothing communicated from the 1790’s through
tour the building and enjoy ice cream. Free.           September 5: T’ai Chi Ch’uan                         the end of the 20th century. Rare clothing and
Call 687-2050 for information.                         (60 postures short form) meets each                  accessories from the Windsor Historical Society’s
                                                       Wednesday through November 7 from 6:00 PM            extensive costume collections. Diaries, letters,
      September                                        to 7:30 PM at the L.P. Wilson Community Center.      portraits, inventories, and account books will be
September 1: Do you have questions about               This is for students that have completed the         used to reveal evidence about men’s and
how to help your baby or preschooler learn?            “Yang Style” “Short Form” and wish to deepen         women’s work, social status, fashion, and
Ellsworth School’s Family Resource Center              their understanding of Energy Mastery and Push       consumer choice. A hands-on area for adults and
Parent Educator can help. A certified parent           Hands Practice through standing Chi Kung and         children will allow the public to try on reproduc-
educator and a family support social worker are        form correction/review. $86.00. Call                 tion clothing in front of a mirror, and explore
available to work with you on issues such as age       285-1990 for information.                            conscious and unconscious messages clothing
appropriate behavior, potty training and much                                                               can send. As part of the exhibition opening today,
                                                       September 5: T’ai Chi “Sword Form”
more. Free. Call 687-2070 for information.                                                                  curator Amber Degn will give a slide presentation
                                                       (63 postures) meets each Wednesday from
September 3: The Free Playgroups begin                 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM through November 7 at the         showing the detective work involved in piecing
today from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at the                  L.P. Wilson Community Center. This is an introduc-   together Windsor lives from the historical record.
Ellsworth School Family Resource Center and runs       tion to the “Yang Style” (double edge) “Sword        This exhibition continues through June 14, 2002
every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday through             Form”. All students are welcome. $86.00. Call        from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM; $3.00 adults, $1.00
December 20. Children from newborn to age 5            285-1990 for information.                            children, free to Windsor Historical Society mem-
with an adult will enjoy free play, arts and crafts,                                                        bers. Call 688-3813 for information.
                                                       September 5: Diabetic Support Group
a light snack and many other age appropriate                                                                September 8: Enjoy great gospel singing at
                                                       meets today. If you suffer from diabetes or
toys and activities. Drop in anytime. Free. Call                                                            Windsor’s Gospel Festival from 1:30 PM
                                                       know someone who does, join us for an informa-
687-2070 for information.                                                                                   to 4:00 PM on the Windsor Town Green.
                                                       tive diabetes support group meeting. A guest
September 4: The Oliver Ellsworth                      speaker will update you on changes and develop-      Sponsored by the Archer Memorial A.M.E.
School PTO meeting is tonight from 7:00 PM             ments that relate to diabetes. Meets at the L.P.     Zion Church, the Windsor Gospel Festival is
to 8:30 PM. Hear about the activities planned          Wilson Community Center from 1:00 PM to              held to provide the Windsor community with a
for the school year followed by a presentation         2:00 PM. Free. Call 285-1839 for information.        celebration and tribute through song and worship
on Character in Education. Free. Call 678-2070                                                              in honor of Connecticut’s Freedom Trail month.
ext. 314 for information.                                                                                   Call 688-2479 for information.
                                                            Compliance with the
September 4: The Romp & Learn after                                                                         September 9: Open Gym activities begin
                                                               Americans With
school program lets kids participate in games                                                               today and runs through May 30. Adult Open
                                                            Disabilities Act (ADA)                          Volleyball meets Monday and Wednesday from
and sports, creative arts & crafts and provides a
                                                         We strive to accommodate all participants in all   7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the John F. Kennedy
study center and homework assistance. It will be         of our programs. If you require special services
held at 330 Windsor Avenue from 3:00 PM to                                                                  School. Adult Open Basketball meets
                                                         in order for you to participate, please include
6:00 PM, Monday through Friday beginning                 this on your registration form and give us at      Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
today and transportation will be available. Please       least two weeks notice prior to the program.       at the John F. Kennedy School, and Sunday from
pre-register. $8.00 per day. Call 285-1990 for                                                              9:00 AM to noon at Poquonock School. Call
information.                                                                                                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         September 10: AM Aerobics is a low                      September 12: The L.P. Wilson
meeting for new and returning students of the        impact aerobics class that meets Monday and             Community Service Club meets today at the
Windsor School District’s elementary strings         Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM                     L.P. Wilson Community Center from 1:00 PM to
program tonight from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at           through December 3 at the L. P. Wilson                  2:00 PM. This group of active adults will meet to
John F. Kennedy School. Free. Call 687-2060 for      Community Center. Young children with moms              plan and implement projects to assist homebound
information.                                         welcome. Please bring a mat. $90.00 (Two-pay-           seniors, people with special needs, students and
                                                     ment installments can be made in September and          others. This is a great way to make new friends
September 10: “Sol LeWitt, a concept                 October.) Call 285-1990 for information.                while helping others. Free. Call 285-1839 for
created by Sol LeWitt and executed by                                                                        information.
Loomis Chaffee students” at the Sue and              September 11: The John F. Kennedy
Eugene Mercy Gallery on the Loomis Chaffee           School PTO meeting is tonight from                      September 12: Adult Dance & Exercise
campus through October 5. The gallery is open        7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Free. Call 687-2060 for             will emphasize muscle toning, improving strength
from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through              information.                                            and increasing flexibility through ballet and mod-
Friday, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM on Tuesday and                                                                    ern dance exercise. No prior dance experience is
                                                     September 11: Cardio Kickboxing is an
Thursdays and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Sundays.                                                                    necessary to attend this class. Meets every
                                                     energizing class that combines fitness and martial
Free. Call 687-6030 or visit www.loomis.org for                                                              Wednesday from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM through
                                                     arts with aerobic movement. Meets on Tuesdays
information.                                                                                                 October 17 at the L.P. Wilson Community Center.
                                                     and Thursdays from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the            $36.00. Call 285-1990 for information.
September 10: Integral Yoga                          L.P. Wilson Community Center through December
(Advanced) begins today from 6:00 PM to              4. $100.00. (Payment can be made in two                 September 13: The Clover Street PTA will
7:30 PM and 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM for adults            installments in September and October.) Call            meet tonight from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Come
who have taken four or more yoga classes and         285-1990 for information.                               meet the PTA officers and hear about exciting pro-
would like to learn more advanced postures and                                                               grams planned for the year. Free. Call 687-2050
                                                     September 11: PM Aerobics is low impact
breathing practices. This 10-week class meets                                                                for information.
                                                     aerobic routines combining strength and flexibility.
Mondays continuously through December 17 in
                                                     It meets at the L.P. Wilson Community Center            September 13: Integral Yoga
a quiet gym and classrooms at the L.P. Wilson
                                                     from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM each Tuesday and                (Intermediate) meets from 6:00 PM to
Community Center. $60.00. Call 285-1990 for
                                                     Thursday through December 4. Bring a mat for            7:30 PM at 330 Windsor Avenue and continues
information.
                                                     floor work. $96.00 (Payment can be made in              Thursdays through November 1. The class covers
September 10: Adult Dance & Exercise                 two installments in September and October.)             a review of HATHA practices as well as an intro-
will emphasize muscle toning, improving strength     Call 285-1990 for information.                          duction to new ones and is appropriate for those
and increasing flexibility through ballet and mod-                                                           who have taken at least two beginners series
                                                     September 11: Integral Yoga (Gentle)
ern dance exercise. No prior dance experience is                                                             classes. Please bring a mat and a firm pillow.
                                                     meets on Tuesday’s at the 330 Windsor Avenue
necessary to attend this class. Meets every                                                                  $48.00. Call 285-1990 for information.
                                                     from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM through October 30.
Monday from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM through
                                                     A class of easy Yoga stretches with breathing and
October 22 at the L.P. Wilson Community Center.
                                                     relaxation practices. Each person moves at his or
$36.00. Call 285-1990 for information.
                                                     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.
                                                                                                                Library trips bring books to life.


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                                                          September 14: Ellsworth School is celebrating
                                                          Family Day by inviting all Ellsworth students
                                                                                                               September 17: The Bill Selig Sr.
                                                                                                               Memorial Charity Golf Tournament
 House Museum                                             and their families to breakfast today from 7:30      will be held today from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
 289 Broad Street on the                                  AM to 8:30 AM in the school cafeteria. $1.00         at Traditions in Windsor (formerly Millbrook).
 Windsor Town Green                                       per student, $2.00 per adult. Call 687-2070 for      This year’s tournament benefits the Windsor
                                                          information.                                         Police Athletic League and the Windsor Teen
 On October 11, The Huntington House                                                                           Center. $ 110.00 per player. Call 688-4657
 Museum will open its doors to the public.                September 15: Saturday Cardio                        (Barbara Selig) or 688-3651 (Sharon Mulligan)
 The hours for the Museum are Thursday                    Kickboxing meets from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM            for information.
 through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM                    at the L.P. Wilson Community Center through
 and on Sunday noon to 4:00 PM. The                       November 10. This new Saturday class combines        September 18: The Annual Oliver
 admission prices have not been set yet, but
                                                          fitness and martial arts with aerobic movement.      Ellsworth School Open House is today
 they will be reasonable so everyone can
 enjoy Windsor’s first art museum.                        $50.00. (Payment can be made in September            from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the school.
                                                          and October installments.) Call 285-1990 for         Students and families are invited to tour
 This newly renovated old home is in itself a             information.                                         classrooms, share expectations and learn
 sight to behold. The woodwork, workmanship                                                                    what the school has to offer this year. Free.
 and elegance of an era gone by has                       September 15: Canoe down the
 completely been restored.                                                                                     Call 687-2070 for information.
                                                          Farmington and Connecticut Rivers with
 The collections on exhibition are equally                the folks from Northwest Park. Meet at the           September 19: Parenting: Live and
 remarkable. Some of the collections include:             Wilson Boat Launch at 9:00 AM and expect to          Learn – Anger Management workshop will
                                                          return by 1:00 PM. Bring your own lunch. This        be held at Oliver Ellsworth School from 6:30 PM
 s   Never before shown illustrations by Charles
                                                          canoe trip will be too advanced for beginners and    to 8:00 PM. Come and hear about strategic ways
     G. Sheldon. There are more than 30 char-
     coal sketches that will be on display.               those under 18 must be accompanied by an             to help your youngster deal with anger. Activities
     Some date back to 1928. Many movie                   adult. $15.00. Call 285-1886 for information         will be available for children while adults partici-
     stars posed for Sheldon between 1925                 and registration.                                    pate in the workshop. This workshop will be
     and 1929 for portraits which were used                                                                    facilitated by a member of the Partnership.
     on the covers of the PHOTOPLAY monthly               September 15: Living History: The                    Please register in advance. Free. Call 687-2070
     magazine. Between 1937 and 1957,                     Revolution Comes to Windsor. Experience              for information.
     Sheldon created the Breck Girls illustra-            Revolutionary Windsor 2001, when 200 reenac-
     tions that were used in trade and national           tors representing Colonial and British troops will   September 19: “Famous Crimes
     magazines to advertise Breck shampoo.                take over Windsor for the weekend. At Windsor        Revisited – Book Discussion &
 s   Oil paintings done by Emile DeLobre.                 Historical Society, explore how the American         Signing.” Dr. Jerry Labriola, co-author (with
     Although DeLobre is a lesser known French            Revolution touched the lives of 18th century         Dr. Henry Lee) of Famous Crimes Revisited will
     Impressionist painter, his follow-classmates         Windsor people. On Saturday at noon, Windsor         be on hand to talk about his recent book from
     included Matisse, Marquet, Rouault &                 High School’s prize-winning Teens of Praise gospel   7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Windsor Public
     Manguin and his pieces in this collection
                                                          choir will sing 18th century spirituals on the       Library. The book provides a landmark analysis
     from New York City are spectacular
                                                          Strong House lawn. From noon to 2:00 PM, the         of the most notorious crimes of the 20th century.
 s   An extensive Hummel collection and                   Palisado Green will be set up as an army hospital    Registration for this program begins August 20
     many other fine objects.                             where you will be able to see surgeons at work,      at the Windsor Library reference desk. Free.
 Contact: Stephany Wall at 688-2004                       learn about common herbal Colonial medicines         Call 285-1918 for information.
                                                          and drill with the troops. Windsor people strug-
                                                                                                               September 19: Clover Street School’s
                                                          gled to clothe Revolutionary troops throughout
September 13: Integral Yoga                                                                                    Open House/Curriculum Night for Grades
                                                          the war. See textile production at work in our two
(Beginners) meets at 330 Windsor Avenue                                                                        1, 2 & 3 will be held tonight from 6:30 PM
                                                          historic houses. Families are welcomed to our
from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM. It is an introduction                                                                 to 8:00 PM. Meet the teachers and learn about
                                                          Hands On Learning Center to play colonial games
to the classical yoga postures and breathing prac-                                                             your child’s curriculum. Call 687-2050 for
                                                          and try their hand at some colonial crafts. At
tices that lead to flexibility, vitality and relaxation                                                        information.
                                                          Windsor Historical Society, 96 Palisado Avenue,
of body and mind. Meets Thursdays through
                                                          from noon to 2:00 PM. Free. Call 688-3813 for
November 1. No prior yoga experience is neces-
                                                          information.
sary. $48.00. Call 285-1990 for information.

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Everyone                                            The most beautiful New England fall is right here in Windsor!
September 20: Clover Street School’s                   September 22: Participate in the Freedom               September 25: The Evening Book
Open House/Curriculum Night for Grades                 Trail Run beginning at 5:30 AM at the Archer           Discussion Group meets tonight from
4 & 5 will be held tonight from 6:30 PM to             Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church. The Freedom Trail         7:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the upstairs Conference
8:00 PM. Meet the teachers and learn about             Run is a significant event, which provides individu-   Room at the Windsor Public Library. The featured
your child’s curriculum. Call 687-2050 ext. 0          als and families an opportunity to pay tribute to      book is The First Salute, by Barbara Tuchman.
for information.                                       those brave souls who fled from the South in           Copies will be available at the Checkout Desk
                                                       search of freedom by way of the Underground            for four weeks prior to the meeting. Free.
September 20: Adult Tennis Lessons                     Railroad. While taking part in this event, partici-    Call 285-1925 for information.
begin tonight from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at               pants will have time to reflect upon the sacrifices
the L.P. Wilson Community Center and continue                                                                 September 29: Windsor Library Annual
                                                       made by the ancestors of the African American
Thursdays through October 11. $40.00.                                                                         Used Book Sale! Stop in at the Windsor
                                                       people who live today.
Call 285-1990 for information.                                                                                Public Library from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM for
                                                       The run is 7.4 miles beginning at the Archer           the library’s Annual Used Book Sale. There is
September 22: American Heritage                        Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church and ending at the          a $5.00 early bird entrance charge from
River: Rediscovering the Art, Scenic,                  entrance to Keney Park. Participants will stop at      9:00 – noon. No entrance charge in the after-
and Historic Treasures of the                          two Windsor Freedom Trail sites including the          noon. Paperbacks are just 50 cents and all other
Connecticut Valley. The Windsor Historical             Joseph Rainey House and the Nancy Toney                books are $1.00. The sale continues through
Society celebrates its 80th anniversary with a         gravesite. Participants are welcome to run the full    October 1. Call 285-1918 for information.
buffet dinner and slide lecture at Loomis Chaffee      7.4 miles or any portion of it. Call 688-2479 for
School. William Hosley will survey the people,         information.
places, and things that figured prominently in the
cultural and artistic life of the Connecticut Valley   September 24: GED Prep and Adult
during its first two centuries. Aspects of regional    Basic Education classes begin today at Oliver
history will be explored through gravestones,          Ellsworth School from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM and
architecture and household furnishings. These          continue each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
objects illustrate the bond that linked the neigh-     through December 20. Transportation is available
boring towns of the Connecticut Valley while           for Windsor residents. Free. Call 687-2070 for
offering insights into the people who owned            information.                                             Entertain the family with a trip to the
them. The Valley’s transformation from an                                                                       Northwest Park Country Fair
                                                       September 24: The Windsor High School
essentially provincial and agrarian culture to
                                                       PTSA meets tonight at 7:00 PM at the high
the vanguard of the 19th century’s high tech                                                                  September 29: The annual Northwest
                                                       school. Tonight is Meet the Administrators night.
industrial revolution will be discussed. Please                                                               Park Country Fair will be held today from
                                                       Free. Call 688-7172 for information.
reserve in advance. At the Loomis Chaffee                                                                     10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the park. This annual
School Dining Hall, 4 Bachelder Road, Windsor          September 25: Windsor’s Low-Vision/                    event is a day of family fun with arts & crafts,
from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. $25.00; $20.00                Blind Support Group meets today from                   music entertainment, games and a box lunch
for Windsor Historical Society members. Call           11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the L.P. Wilson                 auction. Don’t miss this wonderful day of family
688-3813 for information.                              Community Center. This group is for persons who        fun in our beautiful park. Rain date is September
                                                       have low vision or who are blind as well as their      30. $1.00. Call 285-1886 for information.
September 22: Ceramic Painting will be
                                                       caregivers. The group will have the opportunity to
held today from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the
                                                       gain information through speakers, accessing the
Wilson Branch Library. Ceramicist Cynthia Politt
                                                       community as well as a chance to share concerns
Goldsnider will show how to paint fired, cleaned
                                                       and ideas. Free. Call 285-1842 for information.
bisqueware to create a finished piece you can
take home. Please register in advance. Free. Call
247-8960 for information.
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    Ongoing Exhibits at the
                                                                                                           October 6: Saturday Water Aerobics is
                                                                                                           a cardiovascular program designed to increase
                                                                                                           flexibility and strength in a low or non-impact
                             Windsor Historical Society                                                    environment. It meets at the Windsor High School
                                                                                                           pool from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM each Saturday
   Windsor History: 1633-1950
                                                                                                           through December 8. $45.00. Call 285-1990 for
   Victorians: What Made Them Tick?
                                                                                                           information.
   Hands On History Learning Center (NEW!)
   John and Sarah Strong House                                                                             October 6: Add a little spice to your life at the
   Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee House                                                                              7th Annual WIN-TV Chili Challenge!
   Tour homes owned by a country doctor and a sea captain and                                              Local businesses, civic groups and creative cooks
   discover what life was like for Windsor men, women, and children of the                                 will be on hand to work their magic on the town
   18th and 19th centuries. These homes house the town’s first post office, a                              green from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM to benefit
   small general store, and Dr. Chaffee’s medical office, with early medical                               Windsor’s own public access TV station. Activities
   instruments and pharmaceutical recipes on display. Explore our exhibits,                                for the kids and the Lion’s Club Arts &
   research library, and new family oriented interactive gallery. The Windsor                              Crafts Show will also be featured on the
   Historical Society, 96 Palisado Avenue, Windsor. Tuesday through
   Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. $3.00 adults, $1.00 children, free to
                                                                                                           green. Chili sample tickets are $1.00 each.
   Windsor Historical Society members. Call 688-3813 for information.                                      Call 687-1932 for information.

                                                                                                           October 6: Clover Street School’s
September 29: A Day in the Berkshires!             October 3: The John F. Kennedy School                   Parent Involvement Beautification Day
Join your friends and neighbors for a day in the   Open House for Grades 3, 4 & 5 students and             will be held today from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM.
Berkshires. We’ll start the day off leaving by     their parents is tonight from 6:30 PM to 8:00           Come help clean up our school! Lunch will be pro-
motor coach from the L.P. Wilson Community         PM. Meet you child’s teacher, tour the classrooms       vided. Free. Call 687-2050 for information.
Center at 8:30 AM. Our first stop will be at the   and talk with other parents. Free. Call 687-2060
                                                                                                           October 7-13: is National Fire
Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA.         for information.
                                                                                                           Prevention Week. The national theme is
We’ll be viewing a special collection of work by
                                                   October 3: Diabetic Support Group                       “Cover the Bases and Strike Out Fire.”
the famous New England master “Pictures for
the American People”. Then it’s off to the Lee     meets today. If you suffer from diabetes or
                                                                                                           October 9: The John F. Kennedy School
Factory Outlets in Lee, Massachusetts to spend     know someone who does, join us for an
                                                                                                           PTO meeting is tonight from 7:00 PM to 8:30
the afternoon shopping. We’ll be returning to      informative diabetes support group meeting.
                                                                                                           PM. Free. Call 687-2060 for information.
L.P. Wilson at approximately 7:00 PM. $30.00.      A guest speaker will update you on changes
Call 285-1990 for information.                     and developments that relate to diabetes.               October 10: The L.P. Wilson Community
                                                   Meets at the L.P. Wilson Community Center               Service Club meets today at the L.P. Wilson
          October                                  from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Free. Call                     Community Center from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.
                                                   285-1839 for information.                               This group of active adults will meet to plan
October 1: The Oliver Ellsworth School
                                                                                                           and implement projects to assist homebound
PTO general membership meeting is tonight          October 6: Green Mountain Yankee
                                                                                                           seniors, people with special needs, students and
from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Free. Call 678-2070       Flyer Train Trip. Join us for a trip on the
                                                                                                           others. This is a great way to make new friends
ext. 314 for information.                          legendary Yankee Flyer Train through beautiful
                                                                                                           while helping others. Free. Call 285-1839 for
                                                   Vermont. Enjoy the fall foliage from a Motor
October 1: Last chance! The Windsor                                                                        information.
                                                   Coach trip to Bellows Falls, VT. Then board the
Public Library’s Annual Used Book Sale             Yankee Flyer for a narrated tour to Ludlow, VT.         October 10: Water Aerobics is a
continues today from 9:00 AM to 8:30 PM. Call      Once there browse the small shops and have a            cardiovascular program designed to increase
285-1918 for information.                          leisurely lunch before returning to the train for the   flexibility and strength in a low or non-impact
October 2: The John F. Kennedy School              return trip to Bellows Falls. The bus leaves the        environment. It meets at the Windsor High School
Open House for Grade 1 & 2 students                L.P. Wilson Community Center at 7:00 AM and             pool from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM each Wednesday
and their parents is tonight from 6:30 PM to       will return by 7:00 PM. $40.00 adult, $30.00            through December 12. $45.00. Call 285-1990
8:00 PM. Meet you child’s teacher, tour the        child. Call 285-1990 for information.                   for information.
classrooms and talk with other parents. Free.
Call 687-2060 for information.
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Everyone                                           The most beautiful New England fall is right here in Windsor!
                                                                                                       October 13: Autumn has arrived so grab your
           Windsor’s 2001 Leaf Collection Program                                                      garden gloves and help rake, collect trash and
                                       Starts on October 22.                                           tidy up Windsor’s Green for the holiday
                                                                                                       season. No special skills required and everyone
    In Connecticut, leaf recycling is mandatory. In Windsor, the landfill
                                                                                                       welcome. Meet at the Windsor Chamber of
    not only accepts your leaves, but also uses them to produce nice, rich
                                                                                                       Commerce at 9:00 AM and the job will be fin-
    compost. This compost is available at the landfill, which can be
                                                                                                       ished by noon. Free. Call 683-8410 or visit
    contacted at (860) 285-1833 for further information.
                                                                                                       www.firsttowndowntown.org for information.
    This year, Windsor’s leaf collection program starts on October 22
                                                                                                       October 13: Meet tonight from 7:30 PM to
    and ends on December 14. Windsor Sanitation will pick up your leaves
                                                                                                       10:00 PM for the Northwest Park
    during this period on the same day as your trash pick-up.
                                                                                                       Coffeehouse. Enjoy musical entertainment in a
    Here are some things you can do to make this easier for everyone:                                  relaxed setting. Complimentary beverages and
      Use 30 to 40 gallon paper leaf bags. No plastic bags, please.                                    desserts provided by the Friends of Northwest
      Place your bags at the curb.                                                                     Park. $10.00. Call 285-1886 for information.
      If you use your own containers, please label them with a “Leaves
      Only” sticker. These stickers are available at the Community Health                              October 17: Parenting: Live and Learn
      Services office at Town Hall)                                                                    – Positive Discipline workshop will be held
                                                                                                       at Oliver Ellsworth School from 6:30 PM to
    If you choose to self-haul your leaves to the landfill, there is no charge
                                                                                                       8:00 PM. Come and hear from facilitators Mike
    during this period for clean loads of leaves. The landfill is open Monday
                                                                                                       and Maureen Donegan, MSW, about positive
    through Saturday 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM and is located at 500
                                                                                                       discipline for your 10-15 year old child. Activities
    Huckleberry Road, Windsor.
                                                                                                       will be available for children while adults partici-
                                                                                                       pate in the workshop. Please register in advance.
October 10: Preparation for Childbirth.                October 11: The Clover Street School            Free. Call 687-2070 for information.
Hartford Hospital’s Parent Education Program, in       PTA meets today from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
collaboration with the Town of Windsor’s Healthy       Free. Call 683-2124 for information.            October 18: The Island Chamber
People Initiative, is pleased to provide Preparation                                                   Musicians perform at the Founders Chapel on
                                                       October 11: Photographs by David                the Loomis Chaffee campus from 7:30 PM to
for Childbirth at the Hartford Hospital Windsor
                                                       Brickman, class of 1975 at the Sue and          9:00 PM. Free. Call 687-6030 or visit
Healthcare Center, 1060 Day Hill Road Windsor.
                                                       Eugene Mercy Gallery on the Loomis Chaffee      www.loomis.org for information.
This three-part series will include two classes on
                                                       campus through October 5. The gallery is open
the labor and delivery process, relaxation &                                                           October 19: Today is the Wilson Branch
                                                       from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through
breathing, comfort techniques, role of the birth                                                       Library’s trip to Elm Knoll Farm in Somers.
                                                       Friday, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM on Tuesday and
partner, pain relief options and cesarean birth.                                                       The bus leaves the library at 10:00 AM and will
                                                       Thursdays and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Sundays.
Part three* of the series will focus on parenting                                                      return by 2:00 PM. The farm includes a petting
                                                       Free. Call 687-6030 or visit www.loomis.org
issues and what to expect the first three months                                                       zoo, fun run, giant caterpillar, a hayride and a
                                                       for information.
with your new baby. Upcoming classes are sched-                                                        pumpkin to take home. Bring a picnic lunch.
uled for October 10, 17, 24* December 12, 19,          October 12: Every kid at John F. Kennedy        Please register and pay in advance. $3.00.
26*. To register, please call Hartford Hospital’s      School is going to say “cheese” today because   Call 247-8960 for information.
Health Referral Service at 860-545-1888. For           today everyone gets their picture taken
more information on Windsor’s Healthy People           for school records. Want additional copies of   October 20: Enjoy the beautiful fall foliage
Programs, call 860-285-1410.                           your child’s photo? Just return the envelope    while canoeing on the Farmington River
                                                       that will be sent home with your child. Free.   today from 9:00 AM to noon. Meet at Barts.
                                                       Call 687-2060 for information.                  Those under age 18 must be accompanied by an
                                                                                                       adult. Please register in advance. $7.00. Call
8                                                                                                      285-1886 for reservations.
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October 22: This week is Clover Street
School’s Book Fair. This PTA sponsored book
                                                                                                           October 30: Windsor’s Low-Vision/Blind
                                                                                                           Support Group meets today from 11:00 AM
fair is held each day through October 26 at the                                                            to 2:00 PM at the L.P. Wilson Community Center.
school from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Free. Call                                                                 This group is for persons who have low vision or
687-2050 for information.                                                                                  who are blind as well as their caregivers. The
                                                                                                           group will have the opportunity to gain informa-
October 22: The Windsor High School
                                                                                                           tion through speakers, accessing the community
PTSA meets tonight at 7:00 PM at the high
                                                                                                           as well as a chance to share concerns and ideas.
school. Free. Call 688-7172 for information.
                                                       Creatures of the Night unite at Northwest           Free. Call 285-1842 for information.
                                                       Park
October 24: Adult Dance & Exercise will
emphasize muscle toning, improving strength and      October 28: Today is “Change Your Clock,
increasing flexibility through ballet and modern     Change Your Battery Day” as
dance exercise. No prior dance knowledge is nec-     a reminder to change the batteries in smoke
essary to attend this class. Meets every             detectors. It’s a good idea to test the smoke
Wednesday from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM at the            detectors at this time too. As part of fire preven-
L.P. Wilson Community Center through December        tion activities, the Windsor Fire Department will
5. $36.00. Call 285-1990 for information.            visit schools and host open houses at the fire
                                                     stations. The Fire Marshall’s office will offer
October 24: Oliver Ellsworth School’s Raising                                                                 What a fright on Halloween Night!
                                                     to conduct fire exit drills, provide emergency
Readers program is today from 6:30 PM to
                                                     preparedness training and provide training on         October 31: Eeeek! It’s the Nightmare on
7:30 PM. All Ellsworth students are invited to
                                                     the correct use of fire extinguishers.                Broad Street. Enjoy a nightmarish evening
attend this Success for All Workshop with a par-
ent or guardian, participate in a SFA lesson and     October 29: Adult Dance & Exercise will               from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM on and near the Town
receive a free book. Please register in advance.     emphasize muscle toning, improving strength and       Green as you visit area businesses that will hand
Free. Call 687-2070 for information.                 increasing flexibility through ballet and modern      out some ghoulish treats. Visit the Jaycee’s
                                                     dance exercise. No prior dance knowledge is nec-      Halloween Village and while you’re there,
October 26: Night of 1001 Pumpkins!                                                                        don’t miss the Chamber of Commerce
                                                     essary to attend this class. Meets every Monday
Meet at Northwest Park from 6:00 PM to                                                                     Haunted House at 261 Broad Street. Free.
                                                     from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the L.P. Wilson
7:30 PM and wear your costume, bring a carved                                                              Call 688-5165 for information.
                                                     Community Center through December 10.
pumpkin and enjoy the clowns and storytellers.
                                                     $36.00. Call 285-1990 for information.
There will be goody bags and refreshments for                                                                     November
everyone. Free. Call 285-1990 for information.       October 30: Children up to age six and their
                                                                                                           November 1: Being Black: A Connecticut
                                                     families will have some Halloween fun at the
October 27: Have some fun at Northwest Park                                                                Forum Conversation. Based on the high-
                                                     Windsor Public Library’s Halloween Parade
talking to the “Creatures” of the Night. From                                                              profile Connecticut Forum at the Bushnell
                                                     tonight from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Wear your
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, take guided walks along the                                                            Memorial in Hartford, this facilitated group
                                                     costume for our annual Parade of Costumes
park’s illuminated trails and meet the “creatures”                                                         discussion is designed to help bridge the barriers
                                                     inside the library and then join us for a
that go about their nighttime adventures.                                                                  that separate people, allowing for meaningful
                                                     Halloween concert by Tomasina! Free tickets are
Refreshments will be served. $3.00 per person or                                                           conversation and reflection. This program, held
                                                     available beginning October 9. Call 285-1914.
$7.00 per family. Call 285-1886 for information.                                                           from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Windsor Public
                                                     October 30: The Evening Book                          Library, will explore and expand upon the topic
October 28: Preschool and elementary school                                                                “Being Black”, which will be featured at the
                                                     Discussion Group meets tonight from 7:00
age kids should definitely meet today from                                                                 Bushnell in Hartford on October 18. Registration
                                                     PM to 8:00 PM in the upstairs Conference Room
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM at the Windsor Public                                                                   begins October 1. Space is limited. Free. Call
                                                     at the Windsor Public Library to discuss Waiting,
Library for the 2nd Annual Monster Mask                                                                    285-1918 for information.
                                                     by Ha Jin. Copies of the book will be available at
Bash. Have fun making your own original
                                                     the Checkout Desk for four weeks prior to the
Halloween mask. Refreshments will be served.                                                               November 1: David Zucker presents Poetry
                                                     meeting. Free. Call 285-1925 for information.
Free. Call 683-8410 for information.                                                                       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                                                                           November 8: David Zucker presents Poetry
Quartette performs at the Founders Chapel on             Election Day                                         in Motion at the Clover Street School from
the Loomis Chaffee campus from 10:00 AM to               November 6 is Election Day. From 6:00 AM             9:45 AM to 1:45 PM. Free. Call 683-2124 for
11:00 AM. Free. Call 687-6030 or visit                   to 8:00 PM, turn out to elect nine Town              information.
www.loomis.org for information.                          Council members, nine Board of Education
                                                         members and three Constables. The polling            November 8: Clover Street School’s
November 5: The Oliver Ellsworth                         places are:                                          Coffee House/PTA Meeting will be held
School PTO general membership meeting is                                                                      today from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Parents and
                                                         District 1
tonight from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Free. Call                                                                   staff will showcase their many skills. Free. Call
                                                         Roger Wolcott School
687-2070 ext. 314 for information.                                                                            683-2124 for information.
                                                         Windsor Avenue & East Wolcott Avenue
November 6: Integral Yoga (Gentle)                       District 2                                           November 9: Join us for a wonderful trip to
meets today at the 330 Windsor Avenue from               J.F. Kennedy School                                  Lancaster, PA. Our bus will leave the L.P.
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM through December 18. A                530 Park Avenue                                      Wilson Community Center at 7:30 AM. On
class of easy Yoga stretches with breathing and          District 3                                           arrival, we’ll head to the Rockport Factory Outlet
relaxation practices. Each person moves at his or        Windsor High School                                  Mall. Later after a rest, we’ll attend the Dutch
her own level. This class is particularly helpful for    Sage Park Road & Capen Street                        Apple Dinner Theater performance of Camelot.
those who are at risk, for cancer or heart disease                                                            On Saturday, we’ll spend the day sightseeing
                                                         District 4
and injury challenges, as well as for women that                                                              with the Amish Neighbors Tours and in the
                                                         Windsor Public Library
are pregnant or have recently given birth. Please                                                             evening, we’ll have an Amish style country feast
                                                         323 Broad Street
bring a mat, 2 pillows and a blanket. $42.00.                                                                 at the famous “Good & Plenty.” Sunday, we’ll
Call 285-1990 for information.                           District 5                                           head home and will arrive at about 5:00 PM.
                                                         Town Hall                                            $199.00 double occupancy and $179.00 triple.
November 7: Diabetic Support Group                       275 Broad Street                                     Call 285-1990 for information.
meets today. If you suffer from diabetes or know         District 6
someone who does, join us for an informative             Oliver Ellsworth School                              November 12: The Windsor Veterans
diabetes support group meeting. A guest speaker          730 Kennedy Road                                     Day observance will be held at the Windsor
will update you on changes and developments                                                                   VFW, corner of Broad and Elm Streets from
                                                         District 7:
that relate to diabetes. Meets at the L.P. Wilson                                                             7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Music from the Windsor
                                                         Poquonock School
Community Center from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.                                                                     High School Band will be featured. Free. Call
                                                         1760 Poquonock Avenue
Free. Call 285-1839 for information.                                                                          285-1835 for information.

November 8: Integral Yoga                               November 8: Integral Yoga (Beginners)                 November 10: Meet tonight from 7:30 PM to
(Intermediate) meets from 6:00 PM to                    meets at 330 Windsor Avenue from 7:30 PM to           10:00 PM for the Northwest Park
7:30 PM at 330 Windsor Avenue and continues             9:00 PM. It is an introduction to the classical       Coffeehouse. Enjoy musical entertainment in a
Thursdays through December 20. The class covers         yoga postures and breathing practices that lead       relaxed setting. Complimentary beverages and
a review of HATHA practices as well as an intro-        to flexibility, vitality and relaxation of body and   desserts provided by the Friends of Northwest
duction to new ones and is appropriate for those        mind. Meets Thursdays through December 20.            Park. $10.00. Call 285-1887 for information.
who have taken at least two beginners series            No prior yoga experience is necessary. $36.00.
classes. Please bring a mat and a firm pillow.          Call 285-1990 for information.
$36.00. Call 285-1990 for information.




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