Monday Jan 22 - Feb 26 @ 10:00 AM
Chabad of Greater Hartford – Baby it's cold outside! Join Babyccino as we explore the elements of the season- snow, frost, and fire- with cozy Jewish songs, holiday sensory activities, creative arts and heaps of interactive play. Bring the warmth of Judaism and its values to the the special little people in your life, whilst socializing with other local moms! Date subject to change For more info email Chaya at:
    Monday Jan 22 @ 11:00 AM
Baby Time - January 22
Cromwell Belden Public Library – Family-friendly fun.
    Monday Jan 22 @ 5:30 PM
Leaders On Board: Orienation
HYPE (Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs) – Leaders on Board, a program of Leadership Greater Hartford, matches people like you (leaders who care about this community and are willing to share their skills and perspectives to serve organizations they believe in) with non-profits looking for talented, resourceful,passionate people to serve on their Boards of Directors. The two pieces of this experience are an Orientation Workshop (1/22/17) and an Express Match (1/29/17). You must attend the Orientation in order to be eligible for Express Match. *Please note* Registering for the Orientation does not automatically register you for the Express Match session. Register for the Express Match here: * Space is limited, so register today! Registration closes on Friday, January 19th. What is Orientation? This workshop provides an overview of board governance and member roles and responsibilities. The session is designed for those who are new to board service but also for those who can benefit from a refresher session. The workshop will cover fiduciary leadership, and legal and financial responsibilities. This will also be a great opportunity to talk with others about serving on a board of directors and to hear from a lawyer whose expertise is nonprofit governanc
    Monday Jan 22 @ 6:00 PM
Yoga Basics - 6 Week Beginner Series
River Rock Yoga – Instructor: Sandy Byrne A perfect class for those looking to discover the many benefits yoga. Not flexible? Can't sit still? No worries! All are welcome and all will be safely and compassionately introduced to the basics of yoga. Bring a mat and open mind! Even those with yoga experience, it’s always nice to revisit the basics learn new modifications and deepen your yogic embodiment. Series Runs January 22 - February 26 Mondays 6:00 - 7:15 pm Register Early & Save!
    Monday Jan 22 @ 7:30 PM
Free Discussion-The Evolution of the Public Library
Hartford Stage – When Sharon Washington, writer and actress of Feeding the Dragon, says that she grew up in the New York Public Library, she means it quite literally. Her father worked at a branch of the library in upper Manhattan and the family lived in an apartment within its very walls. Public libraries have long served as a home for information, reading, and learning but in current times they have also become vital community centers. Join us for a discussion exploring how the Hartford Public Library system continues to evolve, despite budget cuts and limited resources, providing the city with innovative public spaces to call home. Moderator: Kendall Wiggin, Connecticut State Librarian Panelists: Sharon Washington, Writer and Performer, Feeding the Dragon Bridget Quinn-Carey, Chief Executive Officer, Hartford Public Library Gabrielle Barnes, Teen Services Librarian, Hartford Public Library Doors open at 7 pm. Please RSVP using the Tickets link.
    Monday Jan 22 - Feb 26 @ 7:30 PM
JLI Communication
Chabad of Greater Hartford – Communication is not just another self-help topic. It is how we live up to our truest selves—how we become the best father, mother, sister, brother, child, spouse, coworker, boss, employee, and friend we can possibly be. Jewish teachings are filled with insights that unlock the secrets of communication as well as powerful ideas that help us understand the power of a word and how to unleash its force constructively and impactfully. In Communication: Its Art and Soul, we contrast Jewish thought with scientific discovery to unearth the essence of communication, and how to utilize its powers to better ourselves, our relationships, and all of society. Fee: $99 (textbook included) 10% discount for double booking! Join the first class free (with no obligation to continue) Chabad's policy is that no one be turned down due to lack of funds
    Tuesday Jan 23 @ 6:00 AM
Core de Warrior - 6 Week Series
River Rock Yoga – Instructor: Katie Dydyn Find Your Inner Warrior! This class entails 45 minutes of sweat and 15 minutes of savasana! A culmination of yoga, muscle conditioning, toning, circuits, and cardio. Focus on generating body heat, building endurance, and cultivating strength. This special series will take you from a worrier to a WARRIOR of your core. 6 Week Series from January 23 - February 27 Tuesday Mornings 6 - 7 am $85.00 (6) week series $80 before 1/16 *Commitment Required to the Series; No Make-Ups *No Drop-Ins for this Class This is a series class only. No Drop Ins for this class. Make a commitment to yourself, your practice, and to the class. We need commitment to make this special early morning class available to you.
    Tuesday Jan 23 @ 5:30 PM
Popcorn & Paid Leave: Waterbury
Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) – Waterbury (and surrounding areas)! Join us for a sneak peek screening of the new groundbreaking documentary Zero Weeks at the Silas Bronson Library. Eat popcorn, watch the film and learn more about the movement for #PaidLeave here in Connecticut! Children are welcome! Coloring and Activity books will be available. RSVP HERE:
    Tuesday Jan 23 @ 7:30 PM
Frost Season: The Poetry of Robert Frost in Story and Song
Historical Society of Glastonbury – Frost Season: The Poetry of Robert Frost in Story and Song presented by Connecticut state historian Walt Woodward and the musical group Band of Steady Habits The Historical Society of Glastonbury (HSG) brings you “Frost Season: The Poetry of Robert Frost in Story and Song” presented by Connecticut state historian Walt Woodward and the musical group Band of Steady Habits, on Tuesday, January 23rd at 7:30pm at the First Church Congregational, 2183 Main Street in Glastonbury. This is the last of four free presentations open to the public which the HSG sponsors throughout the year. In “Frost Season,” state historian Walt Woodward and the musical group Band of Steady Habits present a unique opportunity to enjoy the works of American poet Robert Frost paired with songs that reflect and amplify the power of New England’s most beloved poet’s words. Robert Frost was a four-time Pulitzer Prize winner for volumes of his poetry. Walter Woodward was once a hit songwriter and is now an award-winning author of books about New England history and an Associate Professor of History at the University of Connecticut. A long-time admirer of Frost, Woodward and his musical partners Rachel Smith, Teagan Smith, Jeremy Teitelbaum, and Duke York present a unique tribute to Frost– a lecture, love story, poetry reading, and song-pairing, all in one. about Band of Steady Habits The six-member acoustic Band of Steady Habits came together as a group in 2014 to share their love of music, and to use their talents to help create a new kind of public history presentation. Rachel Smith, Teagan Smith, Jeremy Teitelbaum, Walt Woodward, Duke York, and Rick Spencer use banjo, guitars, violin, recorders, bass, percussion, and beautiful harmonies to perform songs – some old, some original, and some contemporary – to accompany the visually rich and evocative stories of state historian Walt Woodward. The stories provide new insights and perspectives into topics ranging from the Civil War, to the uniqueness of Connecticut, to the poetry of Robert Frost. Band of Steady Habits performances have received rave reviews in venues throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts, and are gaining them fans both for their stories and music. This presentation is FREE and open to the public. Parking is in the rear of the Church. Come in the bottom rear door or the side door facing the driveway. Phone 860-633-6890 or visit for events and more information.
    Wednesday Jan 24 @ 11:30 AM
African Dance & Cultures with Rita
Elmwood Senior Center – Rita’s show takes you through fashions and dances of Africa. At the end of the show, you feel like you have traveled to Africa without even being on a plane! You don’t need a passport to go on this journey with Rita and her audience! Rita involves the audience by inviting you to participate in modeling and dancing. It's a great time for everyone! MENU: The “Braaibroodjie,” the South African grilled cheese sandwich (cheddar cheese, tomato, red onion and chutney), plantain chips with a tropical fruit salad on the side. There will be original grilled cheese sandwiches on hand for those “less adventurous.” Lunch begins at: 11:30 a.m. and program begins at 12:00p.m. COST: $10 (M) $15 (NM). Pre-registration is required at Elmwood Senior Center 860-561-8180 by Monday, January 22. Co-sponsor: Hebrew Center for Health & Rehabilitation.
    Wednesday Jan 24 @ 1:00 PM
Workshop - Customer Service: Become the Customer
Bay Path University – How can your organization build stronger and more memorable relationships with those you serve? As we emerge out of a holiday season of shopping and travel – our personal customer service experiences are likely in the front of our minds. What can you learn from your own experiences? In this workshop: We will venture out into the mall to compare how customer service is seen in a range of stores. Attendees will be asked to reflect on their own stellar and disappointing customer service experiences. From these observations and reflections, participants will develop an effective customer service strategy and culture for their organizations across a variety of industries like retail, service or healthcare. This learning experience will be led by Dr. Stephen Brand, Executive Director of Global Learning and Development for Strategic Alliances at Bay Path University, COST: Early Bird: $150.00 prior to January 12, 2018 Regular Admission: $195.00 after January 12, 2018
    Wednesday Jan 24 @ 2:00 PM
Classic Film: An American in Paris
Cromwell Belden Public Library – Enjoy this classic musical film, starring Gene Kelly! Run Time: 1 hr 55 min
    Wednesday Jan 24 @ 6:00 PM
Advancing Progress in CT: Fundraiser for the WFP
CT Working Families – Come visit us at the WFP to meet the staff, hear about priorities for the 2018 elections, and learn about the folks fighting for progressive politicians and an economy that works for everyone. Working Families Party is building progressive power to renew the American Dream. Here’s what we do: We run aggressive campaigns to raise standards for working families. Since our founding, we’ve won minimum wage increases and passed paid sick days laws in states and cities; fought off school privatization schemes; raised taxes on the rich to fund hospitals and schools; created tens of thousands of green jobs and passed the nation’s most innovative plans to tackle student debt. We are electing the next generation of progressive leaders. Working Families recruits, trains and elects leaders who share our mission to local and state office in a growing number of cities and states. From small-town school boards to big city mayors, from county legislators to members of Congress, we’re sending Working Families Democrats to office to help build an economy that works for all of us. We organize. We reach hundreds of thousands of people every month, knocking on their door, calling on the phone, or in your inbox, to give people the opportunity to take action. Our work doesn’t end on Election Day. After elections are over, we need to work just as hard to hold all our elected officials accountable to the needs of hard working families. Please make checks out to Working Families Campaign Committee or contribute at RSVP to Paid for by the Working Families Campaign Committee. Donna Becotte, Treasurer.
    Wednesday Jan 24 @ 6:00 PM
Financial Aid Night
Silas Bronson Library – Get ready for college with some free and valuable information about scholarships and financial aid. The American Savings Foundation and Connecticut Community Foundation are the presenters at this annual Bronson Library event. Snow Date: January 31
    Wednesday Jan 24 @ 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:
    Thursday Jan 25 @ 6:00 AM
Sunrise Power 8 Week Series
River Rock Yoga – Instructor: Katie Dydyn January 25th - March 15th Thursdays 6-7am $108 (8) week series $101 Before 1/18 $ 54 (4) week series An all levels power class for those early risers where fitness meets your mat - increase your strength and stamina while building heat through a series of asanas. Channel your breath, tap into your core, and challenge your physical and mental barriers. This energetic class finishes with a relaxing cool down to leave you feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day. This is series class only. No Drop Ins for this class. Make a commitment to yourself, your practice and to the class. We need commitment to make this special Early morning class available to you. Register Before 1/18 and Save!!!
    Thursday Jan 25 @ 10:30 AM
Magic Show with Ed Pop!
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center – Ed Popielarczyk is a professional magician, balloon sculptor, flea circus ringmaster, and storyteller. He has been entertaining children and family audiences for over thirty years. YOU are the stars of the show because you help to make the magic happen. The show is appropriate for ages three and up. We hope to see you there!!! Included with museum studio admission.
    Thursday Jan 25 @ 11:15 AM
Music & Movement - January 25
Cromwell Belden Public Library – Family-friendly fun.
    Thursday Jan 25 @ 11:30 AM
BRASS Book Club at the Branch
Silas Bronson Library – Seniors 60+ are invited to join us for a monthly book discussion at our Bunker Hill Branch. A light lunch is provided! Please call us at 203-574-8225 to R.S.V.P. by the Wednesday before we meet. These books are available to pick up in the library. January's book is The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani. "Beloved New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani returns with the most epic and ambitious novel of her career—a breathtaking multigenerational love story that spans two continents, two World Wars, and the quest of two star-crossed lovers to find each other again. The Shoemaker's Wife is replete with the all the page-turning adventure, sumptuous detail, and heart-stopping romance that has made Adriana Trigiani, “one of the reigning queens of women’s fiction” (USA Today). Fans of Trigiani’s sweeping family dramas like Big Stone Gap and Lucia, Lucia will love her latest masterpiece, a book Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help, calls “totally new and completely wonderful: a rich, sweeping epic which tells the story of the women and men who built America dream by dream.”"
    Thursday Jan 25 @ 1:00 PM
The Courant in Connecticut History
Bristol Public Library – Thursday, January 25th @ 1:00 PM A presentation by Hartford Courant Capitol Bureau Chief, Christopher Keating, on the history and impact of the press in Connecticut. Mr. Keating will also present some of the memorable stories covered by the Courant throughout the years. Mr. Keating is a graduate of Columbia and Fordham Universities, has been listed four times by the Washington Post as one of the top political reporters in Connecticut, and is a recipient of the Master Reporter Award. There will also be an original copy of the first issue of the Bristol Press on display. Find out what the scoop was in 1870! Register online, in person, or call 860-584-7787 ext 2023. Courtesy of the Hartford Courant Speaker’s Bureau and the Bristol History Room.