TODAY
    Monday Jul 24 @ 4:00 PM
Mothers of Dragons Chipotle Fundraiser
South Windsor MOMS Club – Our MOMS club has signed up for the Dragon Boat Race in Hartford as a team! Please help support us in this adventure by spending the evening dining at Chipotle! 50% of the ALL proceeds go back to our club to help cover expenses of our race (fees, shirts, etc). Please share this event with all of your friends and family!
 
TODAY
    Monday Jul 24 @ 6:00 PM
Women's Workshop Monday Night
Mission Church Ministries
 
TODAY
    Monday Jul 24 @ 7:00 PM
Gaelic Storm at The Iron Horse
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – After nearly two decades and more than 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm — the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band — is looking sharper than ever with their latest release, Matching Sweaters. The new album mixes traditional Irish music with modern influences, creating a sound that's as wide-ranging as the band's own audience. From bluegrass fans and country cowboys to Deadheads, rock & rollers and Celtic fanatics, Gaelic Storm has built one of the most diverse fan bases in modern music. Matching Sweaters helps explain the broad appeal. Rooted in the songwriting of founding members Patrick Murphy and Steve Twigger, the album moves from drinking songs ("Another Stupid Drinking Song") to energetic instrumentals ("The Narwhaling Cheesehead") to rootsy pop/rockers ("Whiskeyed Up and Womaned Out"), gluing everything together with the spark and spirit of a band that's spent close to 20 years on the road. "We're a touring band," says percussionist Ryan Lacey, who joined the lineup in 2003. "That's how this band works. Matching Sweaters is one of the most complete albums we've done so far, because it taps into every facet of our live show."
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 - Jul 27 @ 8:30 AM
Teens in High School who are 14 to 18 years old choose Generation Next from Dale Carnegie Training - July 25,26,27, 2017
Dale Carnegie Training of Greater Hartford and Eastern CT – Generation.Next prepares young people for the real world. It gives them the skills and confidence they need to authentically distinguish themselves from their peers, and discover their full potential. Many young people lack the social relationship skills needed to interact with adults in the business world. Generation.Next can help teens develop communication skills beyond their device, and start engaging with others in a meaningful way. Young people will also discover how to handle and even seek out new responsibilities while becoming better able to cope with the pressures that adolescents face. Ages 15-18, students entering 9,10,11,12th grade. Congratulations graduates from High School in 2017, we recommend the Dale Carnegie Course evenings beginning July 11th or days, July 19,20,21. Just give us a call at 860-232-6000 to talk about rhe options.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 12:30 PM
Signing Pizza Gathering in July!
Holyoke Community College Deaf Community – ASL learning and games. Pizza is free, but please bring your own beverage. RSVP at least a day ahead of time so we can order enough pizza. Held in Kittredge Center 303.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 2:30 PM
Forbes Library's Minecraft Madness!
Forbes Library – Join Jungle Jim at the Forbes Library on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 2:30 pm for Minecraft Madness! Combining balloon artistry, magic, comedy and improv, this 45-minute action-packed performance is a Minecraft fan’s dream! Over a dozen volunteers join Jungle Jim on stage for activities such as the Building Block Madness Tournament, a riveting Zombie Chase, the Balloon Firework Rocket extravaganza, and the incredible giant slime-ball creation! Best suited for ages 3-10
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 4:00 PM
Summer Learning Series: Social Media 101 for Parents
Parent And Community Engagement Center – Join us for the Summer Learning Series for Parents at the PACE Center! Social Media 101 for Parents is a workshop for parents of school age children. It will discuss why kids are on social media, what apps and programs they are using, how to guard digital footprints, many useful tips, and more! For more information about the Summer Learning Series for Parents, please call the PACE Center at 413.787.6959 ext. 49110.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 5:00 PM
Tuesday Night Block Party at Texas Roadhouse
Macaroni Kid Springfield – The fun continues all summer long at Texas Roadhouse. Family games, activities, Train Rides, Kettle Corn, Vendor and MORE! Come check out some of our great vendors, do a little shopping, play a game of corn hole and have some legendary food. Come for the food, stay for the fun. This week we will be supporting New England Adventures their mission is to provide all expense paid trips for veterans and their families to the wild places of New England.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 6:00 PM
When It's All Going To The Dogs: Estate Planning For Your Pet
Dakin Humane Society – Join us and presenter, Gina M. Barry - Attorney at Law, Bacon Wilson P.C. this month to learn about estate planning for your animals. Topics covered include: - Key final questions that should be answered to address your pet’s welfare and their future. - Choosing continued care and your final decisions regarding your pets. - How to include and structure your will to ensure care for your animals and their legal status in regards to your estate plan. - A discussion around Pet Trusts and special provisions to support and protect your beloved furry family member. - Necessary documents to include to protect your pets. Humans only please! Free and open to the public. Session will take place in Dakin Humane Society's Education room located on the 1st flr of our Springfield Adoption and Education Center at 171 Union Street, Springfield. Light refreshments will be served. Limited Seating; Attendees must register through eventbrite to attend by July 23rd. Please contact Stacey Price (Director of Development and Marketing) with further questions at sprice@dakinhumane.org or call 413-781-4000 ext. 121. This event is first come, first serve.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 6:00 PM
Macy's Backstage at the Mall - Trivia Night
Dave & Buster's – Join us Tuesday, July 25th from 6pm-8pm Macy's Backstage at the Mall is hosting Trivia Night at Dave & Buster's to benefit CT Children's Medical Center $10/Person Suggested Cover Charge Food & Drinks can be purchased individually Prizes will be donated by Macy's Backstage
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 7:00 PM
Gaelic Storm at The Iron Horse (Second Night)
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Second night added by ridonculous popular demand! After nearly two decades and more than 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm — the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band — is looking sharper than ever with their latest release, Matching Sweaters. The new album mixes traditional Irish music with modern influences, creating a sound that's as wide-ranging as the band's own audience. From bluegrass fans and country cowboys to Deadheads, rock & rollers and Celtic fanatics, Gaelic Storm has built one of the most diverse fan bases in modern music. Matching Sweaters helps explain the broad appeal. Rooted in the songwriting of founding members Patrick Murphy and Steve Twigger, the album moves from drinking songs ("Another Stupid Drinking Song") to energetic instrumentals ("The Narwhaling Cheesehead") to rootsy pop/rockers ("Whiskeyed Up and Womaned Out"), gluing everything together with the spark and spirit of a band that's spent close to 20 years on the road. "We're a touring band," says percussionist Ryan Lacey, who joined the lineup in 2003. "That's how this band works. Matching Sweaters is one of the most complete albums we've done so far, because it taps into every facet of our live show."
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 7:30 PM
HARD Skate Night
Hartford Area Roller Derby – H.A.R.D's 1st monthly skate night!! Come meet and skate with the amazing Skaters, Referees, and Volunteers of Hartford Area Roller Derby. We look forward to seeing you there! (This is an Adult skate night, +18 and over)
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 10:00 AM
Summer Learning Series: Social Media 101 for Parents
Parent And Community Engagement Center – Join us for the Summer Learning Series for Parents at the PACE Center! Social Media 101 for Parents is a workshop for parents of school age children. It will discuss why kids are on social media, what apps and programs they are using, how to guard digital footprints, many useful tips, and more! For more information about the Summer Learning Series for Parents, please call the PACE Center at 413.787.6959 ext. 49110.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 6:30 PM
Forbes Library Zine Club
Forbes Library – A club to talk and create all-things-zine! Meeting at Forbes Library on the second floor in the Arts and Music Department.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 7:00 PM
The Stray Birds at Iron Horse, Plus Eavesdrop!
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Doors at 5:30pm. All originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, The Stray Birds started as a duo of acoustic buskers in early 2010 when Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven met with their instruments, their voices, and their songs. It didn't take much convincing to get bassist Charlie Muench on board, and with the addition of a third unique and powerful voice, the group began to define its captivating sound. Seven years, three original records, and some six hundred performances later, the band is best known today for its songwriting, its tight and forthcoming vocal harmony blend and its commitment to an impassioned delivery of original material, both on stage and in the studio. They've been seen from LA to London, sung songs from Dallas to Denmark, and played tunes from New York to New Orleans. Their 2016 Yep Roc Records release Magic Fire was produced by Grammy-winner Larry Campbell and earned much praise, including being named by NPR as one of Folk Alley's Top Ten Records of 2016. With time, their sound has evolved to a palate broader than what it first was on the street corners and in the markets, but this much remains true: The Stray Birds is a band of musicians as subtle and nuanced as they are energetic, a band of writers as blatant and bold as they are coy, and perhaps most importantly, a band of people as friendly and compassionate as they are talented. It's safe to imagine that most who hear their music come back for another listen, time and again. ----------------------- Supported by Eavesdrop Hailing from the Northeast, these Pioneer Valley natives provide a sound all their own -- a perfect combination of soulful vocals, intricate harmonies, warm acoustics, and moving rhythm. Stripped-down, raw, and natural, their magic flourishes in the most intimate of spaces. Their vibrant dynamic creates a unique experience for each listener -- constantly crossing the lines between something hauntingly beautiful and incredibly fun!
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 8:00 PM
Skygazing
Talcott Mountain Science Center & Academy – FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! Join TMSC staff on Wednesday, July 26th at 8:00 PM* for an enlightening evening observing the night sky from the top of Talcott Mountain! Arrive on campus and begin the evening by learning about the stars, constellations and the night sky in the Captain Alan M. Bean Planetarium. Then, when the skies have darkened, we'll head outdoors to our final skygazing destination atop Talcott Mountain. With a wide array of telescopes at our disposal, we'??ll be looking for stars, planets (including Jupiter and Saturn) and other celestial gems. $5 TMSC MEMBERS/$8 GENERAL ADMISSION Due to limited seating, we strongly recommend making your reservations early. RSVP below or call 860.677.8571 for more information. (In the event of inclement weather, activities will be rescheduled to Thursday, July 27.) *
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 8:00 PM
Chavrusa Night
Chabad of Greater Hartford – Explore the structure of the Holy Temple which once stood in Jerusalem. We will provide you with your own personal study partner. Kosher Sushi from Crown Market will be served. No Fee
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 10:00 AM
Homeschool Partnership Information Meeting
The Cornerstone Christian School – You are invited to come and learn about Cornerstone's Homeschool Partnership Program. Cornerstone partners with homeschooling families by offering enrollment in select classes for students in Grades 1-12. Elementary students are able to enroll in Physical Education, Art and Music/Band. Beginning in Grade 6 students may also take a math course at Cornerstone. High school students are able to take up to 2 credits of any of our courses. We invite you to join us on Thursday, 7/27, to learn more about how Cornerstone can partner with your family!
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 5:30 PM
PVCA Family Night
Pioneer Valley Christian Academy – Family Fun Nights will be held on PVCA grounds this summer! Pack up your dinner and snacks, and meet up with your PVCA friends! Parent Support Fellowship will provide ice water and a frozen treat. We look forward to visiting with you this summer! Cancelled on rainy days. PVCA Families & Friends.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 7:00 PM
Holly Bowling at Iron Horse
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Doors at 5:30pm.