Community News For The South Windsor Edition

MANCHESTER — The Manchester Brotherhood in Action's annual community breakfast will benefit the families of Lilyana Berson of South Windsor and Chris Nieves of East Hartford. This year's event will be held on Sunday, Feb. 25, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Masonic Temple, 25 East Center St.

Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door, at $5 for adults and $3 for children. Proceeds will help the families offset expenses incurred from medical bills. For more information, visit or call John Connolly at 860-748-5013.

Christ-Centered Yoga

SOUTH WINDSOR — Christ-centered yoga with Dora Sargent is at Wapping Community Church, 1790 Ellington Road, on Feb. 27, March 13 and March 20, at 7:15 p.m. Bring a yoga mat and bottle of water. For more information, call 860-644-0833.

Scott Selig Speaks

SOUTH WINDSOR — Temple Beth Hillel will welcome Scott Selig, Executive Director of UConn Hillel; on Friday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. Selig will talk about how UConn Hillel is achieving its mission of enriching the lives of Jewish students so they may enrich the world.

Temple Beth Hillel is located at 20 Baker Lane. For more information, contact the office at or 860-282-8466.

Democratic Town Committee Open House

SOUTH WINDSOR — The South Windsor Democratic Town Committee open house will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the South Windsor Town Hall, 1550 Sullivan Ave. Refreshments will be offered from 6:30 to 7 p.m.

Connecticut's State Comptroller Kevin Lembo and Secretary of the State Denise Merrill will speak at the open house. Residents are invited to come learn about state and local issues and how to become involved in their town. Lembo will talk about the state's finances and civic engagement, while Merrill will talk about voting integrity and cybersecurity. Mayor Saud Anwar and Board of Education Chairman Craig Zimmerman will give updates on the latest town and school issues. Email for more information.

Dollars For Scholars

SOUTH WINDSOR — South Windsor Dollars for Scholars Inc. is a chapter of the Dollars for Scholars® program of Scholarship America®. South Windsor Dollars for Scholars is a 501©3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the furthering of nonprofit scholarship resources and educational opportunities for students who are residents of the town of South Windsor, students educated within the town limits of, but not residents of the town of South Windsor, and/or students meeting the specific residency requirements contained within the criteria of scholarships administered by South Windsor Dollars for Scholars Inc.

Scholarships specifically serviced by South Windsor Dollars for Scholars Inc. will be accessible at through 11:59 p.m. March 15. It is imperative students read the sign-in page prior to beginning the application for important and specific instructions. There is only one application to complete for consideration, though some scholarships do require specific essays or portfolio inclusions. All applications will be required to be submitted electronically through the website. Notification of South Windsor Dollars for Scholars INC scholarship awards will be made in June.

Senior Activities

SOUTH WINDSOR — The following activities for seniors will take place at the Charles N. Enes Community Center, 150 Nevers Road. To register for any free program, call Human Services at 860-648-6361, ext. 335. Register in the office for any program requiring payment.

Ballroom Dance Lessons: Lessons are Monday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. To join, contact instructors Laura and Jason Gardiner at 860-875-7150. Couples only. Free.

Men's Morning Group: The men's group will meet the second Thursday of every month at 9 a.m.

New Program, Current Events: 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27. Discuss the latest topics in world, national and local news, as well as science, health and technology advances. Led by Kathy Longo. Call to register. Free.

Winter Hike: The Oak Grove Nature Center, 269 Oak Grove St., Manchester. The bus will leave the Community Center on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 10 a.m., and return at 12:30 p.m. Be sure to wear layers to stay warm. Free. Call to register.

Wii Bowling: Second and fourth Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m. Call 860-648-6361, ext. 335, to register. Free.

Smartphone/Tablet Help: Get one-on-one help with your Smartphone, iPad, iPhone or computer with SW High School senior Christian Famiglietti. Bring your device and your questions. Appointments are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday in February from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Call to schedule your 30-minute appointment. Free.

Sexual Harassment Awareness Training: Join retired Human Resources Director MaryAnne O'Neil as she talks about: What is sexual harassment? What types are there, examples of each, how harassment is determined, how to avoid the behavior and what to do if something happens to you or you witness it happening to someone else. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 1 p.m. Free. Call to register.

Alzheimer's Support Group

SOUTH WINDSOR — At 3 p.m. Feb. 25, The Village at Buckland Courts, 432 Buckland Road, will be holding its monthly Alzheimer's support group. The group meets the last Sunday of every month and is open to anyone who knows someone with memory impairment.

The meeting will start with a short educational piece on the types of dementia. It will be followed with an open discussion about how your month has been going. The topics of discussion change with the needs of the group. Come and meet new friends and don't feel so alone. RSVP to Sandi Hart at 860-644-7366.

Friends' Events

SOUTH WINDSOR — The Friends of the South Windsor Library will sponsor a trip to Tanglewood on Sunday, June 24, for a performance of the Boston Pops, featuring guest soloist Audra McDonald. For more information and to reserve a spot, call Cathy Gallagher at 860-436-4948.

The Friends of the South Windsor Library is featuring a specially priced used book sale that began Feb. 3 and will run until Feb. 27. The sale will take place in the library book sale room, downstairs. Books are buy one get one free, music CDs are two for $1 and small paperback books are 10 cents.

Yiddish For Fun

SOUTH WINDSOR — Temple Beth Hillel will be holding a Yiddish for fun class. This is an intro to Yiddish class and is opened to all. The next class will meet March 19 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Hillel, 20 Baker Lane. Contact Marsha at or call 860-282-8466 for more information.

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