TODAY
    Monday Nov 20 @ 12:00 PM
Breath by Breath Meditation Group
Copper Beech Institute – Join us on the first and third Monday of each month, for Breath by Breath Meditation. This bi-monthly meditation group is facilitated by Brandon Nappi and Ellen Graham. We invite everyone, no matter where you are on your journey, from newcomer to seasoned practitioner, if you have a faith tradition, or if you don't have one. Drop ins are always welcome and we look forward to meeting you!
 
TODAY
    Monday Nov 20 @ 1:00 PM
UFO's - Fact or Fiction
Elmwood Senior Center – As a spokesman and field investigator for the CT Chapter of “MUFON” (Mutual UFO Network), Attorney Dyke Spear is highly qualified to give an insightful analysis of the UFO phenomenon. For the last 35 years, Attorney Spear has interacted, researched, and conferenced with the leading UFO researchers in the world. Much of the information he has learned is unknown to the general public and involves such personalities as astronauts Gordon Cooper and Wally Schirra, abductee Travis Walton, and show business diva Eartha Kitt. A practicing attorney since 1960, he presents a unique analysis of the UFO enigma. Occasionally controversial – but always colorful – Attorney Spear presents an informative and entertaining analysis of the UFO mystery. Cost: $3(M), $4(NM) Light refreshments will be served. Register in advance with Elmwood Senior Center - phone: (860) 561-8180, 1106 New Britain Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06110.
 
TODAY
    Monday Nov 20 @ 5:30 PM
Feature Film : The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Cromwell Belden Public Library
 
TODAY
    Monday Nov 20 @ 9:00 PM
Private Viewing-Christmas Cookie Challenge Featuring Peter Gray!
Macaroni Kid Springfield – FAMILY & FRIENDS of Peter Gray are invited to a PRIVATE Viewing as Peter premieres his television episode on Food Network's Christmas Cookie Challenge! **Note, this is a limited PRIVATE viewing only for invited family, friends, and employees of Pete's Sweets* The episode viewing will take place on Monday, November 20th in a private room at Center Square Grill in East Longmeadow. Guests may arrive as early as 9PM so come early to mingle, order a cocktail, and nibble on some appetizers & desserts! The episode airs at 10:00PM EST. We are requesting that all guests bring at least ONE unwrapped toy or monetary contribution to be gathered under our Christmas Tree. Peter and Mrs. Claus will be collecting gifts over the next weeks to be distributed to our local Children's Hospitals. Be sure to follow @petessweets0 on social media to see the progression of the collection and for further updates on this momentous event!
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 8:30 AM
High Impact Presentations Nov. 21
Dale Carnegie Training of Greater Hartford and Eastern CT – Learn How To: Persuade the audience with supporting facts and examples Project a positive image Prepare for an interview Lead effective Q & A sessions Communicate ideas with clarity and force Be more relaxed and natural when making presentations Motivate and persuade every audience, every time High-Impact Presentations is a one-day seminar with a maximum of 4 participants. This format ensures a low coach-to-participant ratio and a personalized experience.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 11:00 AM
Members-Only Event: Day of Thanks
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center – Celebrate Thanksgiving with a delicious meal in the Imagine Cafe! Create a leaf in our Art Studio for our Thankful Tree. Members, please call 860-314-1400 to register by November 14th!
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 12:00 PM
Facilitated TED Talks - Nature, Beauty, Gratitude
Elmwood Senior Center – Back by popular demand, Elmwood Senior Center will offer monthly “TED TALK” presentations on a variety of topics. Take a seat in front of the large-screen TV in Room 212 where the show will be streamed via computer. After the films, which are 10-20 minutes in length, there will be a facilitated discussion and idea exchange amongst attendees. Martha O’Neal, Researcher & Writer, will have prepared talking points from her research to begin facilitating the conversation. Description of the "Nature, Beauty, Gratitude" TED Talk is as follows (per the TED.com website: "Nature’s beauty can be fleeting -- but not through Louie Schwartzberg’s lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day." Snacks/bag lunches encouraged. There is NO CHARGE to attend but REGISTRATION with the Elmwood Senior Center IS REQUESTED - phone: (860) 561-8180, 1106 New Britain Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06110.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 6:00 PM
Ne Obliviscaris - at the Webster Underground
The Webster – Ne Obliviscaris with special guests: Allegaeon, Iblissian, Through Obscurity Tuesday, November 21st Door at 6:00pm Tickets: $15 adv | $17 day
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Nov 22 @ 1:00 PM
Big, Bold & Colorful: Acrylic Painting with Christian Césari
Mattatuck Museum – Learn to paint big, bold & colorful in this class taught by artist Christian Césari, whose show @ The MATT featured vivid landscapes of his home in CT and colorful scenes from abroad. Césari will teach students, both beginner and advanced, how to create their own colorful works in this four-week session. $65 Members/$80 General Visit mattmuseum.org or call (203) 753-0381 x130 to register.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Nov 22 @ 2:00 PM
Travel Film : Beautiful Japan
Cromwell Belden Public Library
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Nov 22 @ 7:00 PM
Candlelight Meditation
Copper Beech Institute – Candlelight Meditation All are welcome, including beginners Would you like to try meditation, or have you ever felt lonely in your meditation practice? Candlelight Meditation offers a weekly community of meditation practice, discussion, and sharing, followed by tea. You are warmly welcomed to this mediation group whether or not you have a religious tradition. Come shine your light. Note: Meetings are every Wednesday evening Meeting Location: Public Chapel* Meeting Times: 7:00-8:30 p.m. Cost: Suggested Offering: $5-15 Tickets are not required. This is a free-will offering event. For more information, dates and directions visit: http://www.copperbeechinstitute.org/meditation-groups
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Nov 23 @ 8:30 AM
Thanksgiving Morning Service & Breakfast
Bethlehem Church – Come join us for our traditional Thanksgiving Morning Service and Breakfast to start your holiday off right. We fellowship with our church family and enjoy a light breakfast of muffins, juice, and coffee then move into a time of singing and thanksgiving. Pastor Tom will give a short devotional before we go off to celebrate the rest of the day with other family and friends.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Nov 23 @ 8:30 AM
Thanksgiving All Levels Yoga
River Rock Yoga – Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude What are you thankful for? We will practice with intention on increasing awareness and gratitude within ourselves to cultivate real happiness in our lives. Discover your body's alignment through poses and breathing techniques accessible to everyone, from seasoned practitioner to beginner yogi. Thursday, November 23rd 8:30-10:00 am w/ Instructor Katie Dydyn Register Early to Ensure your Space!
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Nov 23 @ 9:00 AM
Thanksgiving Meltdown
Sudor Taino Group Fitness – Pre-register only Drop ins are on standby See flyer
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Nov 23 @ 12:00 PM
Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Meriden YMCA – You’re invited! Join us for the Meriden YMCA’s Community Dinner on Thanksgiving Day Enjoy a delicious holiday dinner with us. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. Dinner begins at 12:00 p.m. Meriden YMCA ,110 West Main Street Meriden, CT 06451 203-235-6386
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 @ 9:00 AM
Black Friday Detox
Sudor Taino Group Fitness – See flyer Drop rate applies for non-members Members are free
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 - Dec 10 @ 10:00 AM
Gingerbread House Festival
Wood Memorial Library & Museum
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 @ 10:00 AM
Santa & Behind The Scenes Tours
New England Air Museum – The New England Air Museum will hold its annual Santa Claus Visit & Behind the Scenes Tours special event on Friday, November 24th, 2017, the day after Thanksgiving. Santa Claus will meet with children in a helicopter between 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Photos are encouraged, and Santa will distribute a special gift to each child. Visitors will also have the opportunity to create holiday cards for military veterans which will be distributed to local VA centers during the holiday season, as well as Aviation Ornaments to take home. These activity stations will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Additional family fun activities include Aircraft Quest Scavenger Hunts, computerized Flight Simulators, and Kidsport: The Kids Only Exhibit. The Museum will also offer special “Behind the Scenes” tours of the Restoration Facility that day, giving visitors the rare opportunity to take a close-up look at current aircraft restoration projects. The Fairchild Republic A-10 "Thunderbolt II" (aka "Warthog"), the wide bodied Burnelli CBY-3 "Loadmaster," and vintage aircraft engines will be among the restoration projects on display. The tours will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 @ 10:00 AM
Namast'ay Relaxed: Black Friday Gentle Yoga
River Rock Yoga – Namast'ay Relaxed Ease yourself into the holiday season by giving yourself the gift of gentle energy and care for your body. We will be gathering at 10am, the day after Thanksgiving to avoid the lines and shopping and focus on gratitude, positivity, and empathy with a gentle yoga class. All levels are welcome (even your family members that have never done yoga before!) Share your practice, give thanks, and stay relaxed! Friday, November 24th 10:00-11:15 am w/ Instructor Sam Stigliano Ensure Your Space, Register Early at www.RRyoga.com
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 @ 11:00 AM
Winterfest Hartford: Opening Day
The IQuilt Plan – Don't miss the first day of free ice skating and skate rentals in Bushnell Park! View the full calendar of Winterfest events, including free photos with Santa, at winterfesthartford.com. Winterfest Hartford will be open for free ice skating through January 7, 2018. Winterfest 2017-18 was made possible by the support of United Bank, Travelers Insurance, Eversource CT, LAZ Parking, The Hartford, Whole Foods Market, Hartford Steam Boiler/Munich RE, Niagara Bottling, United Technologies Aerospace Systems, Aetna, Bank of America, James B. Lyon, Lincoln Financial Group, MetroHartford Alliance, Roggi's Auto Service, UnitedHealthcare, Robert & Margaret Patricelli Family Foundation, Marge Morrissey, MDC - The Metropolitan District, Robinson+Cole, William Peelle, Freed Marcroft LLC, Coursey & Company, the Greater Hartford Arts Council, Peter Stevens, The Phoenix Companies Inc./NassauRE, SINA Southside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance, CohnReznick LLP, Reid and Riege, P.C., The Betty Knox Foundation, BlumShapiro Accounting, Tax and Business Consulting, Carter Realty, Coltsville, JCJ Architecture, Larry Dooley, Salute Restaurant, Sullivan & LeShane Public Relations, Inc., Bushnell Park Foundation, Lowe's Home Improvement, and many generous individuals. To support Winterfest Hartford, make a donation at https://www.crowdrise.com/winterfesthartford20172018