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Fairview Cemetery, Whitman Ave.

The American Legion Post 96 requests help to collect the small American flags and flag holders from the veterans' graves at Fairview Cemetery on Saturday, June 1, rain or shine. The collection begins at 8:30 AM and should take about one hour. Meet at the chapel garage bay. The flags will be stored and then used again on Veterans Day.

If you can help, simply show up. No registration is needed. Many hands make light work!

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Westmoor Park, 119 Flagg Road

Free guided tours of the newly certified Level II Westmoor Arboretum are available on Saturday, May 18, and June 1, from 1 PM to 3 PM. The Arboretum contains more than 130 species of trees and woody shrubs, all labeled with informational signage. Volunteer tree naturalist Bill Gleason and Park Naturalist Douglas Jackson were both singled out with recognition awards for their ground-breaking efforts to make Westmoor a Level I Arboretum in 2023 and again for leading a team of tree and plant experts to achieve Level II accreditation in 2024. They will serve as the tour guides.

Tours are free, but pre-registration is strongly recommended. For more information on signing up for a tree tour this Spring or self-guided tours, please visit https://westmoorarboretum.org. Free parking is available. The rain dates are Sunday, May 19, and June 2.

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Westmoor Park, 119 Flagg Rd

Spring is an exciting and wonderful time to observe trees. At different times, trees will be flowering in addition to "leafing out" for full summer splendor. Please join Westmoor Park Naturalist, Bill Gleason (recently featured as "TREE MAN" on the March cover of "West Hartford Life".

Registration may be made online at westhartford.recdesk.com or by calling the Westmoor Park office.

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Bishops Corner Senior Center, 15 Starkel Rd.

Bicycle Plan and Facility Selection & Design Guide

The Town is currently updating its Bicycle Plan and Facility Selection & Design Guide (Plan) which identifies streets that are a priority for providing and improving bicycle facilities. As part of the process a public information meeting will be held on Thursday, June 6th at 6:30-8:00PM at the Bishops Corner Senior Center, 15 Starkel Rd. Town's consultant, FHI Studio will present the updated draft and solicit public input. Click here [link to attachment] to review the draft Plan in advance of the meeting.

@Renee - Could you please distribute this information through your various media sources and the Town's listserv. Can you also please include the standard ADA language "Anyone requiring auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or modification of policies or procedures to participate in a meeting, service, program or activity of the Town of West Hartford, should contact Suzanne Oslander, ADA Coordinator, at suzanneo@westhartfordct.gov or (860) 561-7580, as soon as possible."

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Webster Walk at Blue Back Square, Isham Road

The 9th Annual Japan Summer Festival is a free celebration of Japanese culture held on Sunday, June 9th, from 12:00 to 5:00 PM at Webster Walk in Blue Back Square. The festival features a powerful Taiko drumming performance, Japanese crafts and games, and traditional dance and martial arts demonstrations.

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Bishops Corner Senior Center

In this presentation the speaker will discuss select spices, their medicinal properties and how to use them to make healthy summer delights. Recipes will be provided to make refreshing drinks and snacks suitable for summer, making your afternoons and evenings easy and joyous.

Fee: FREE. Registration is required; please call 860-561-7583 or email WHSC@westhartfordct.gov.

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Bishops Corner Senior Center

Stay up to date with an AARP Smart Driver SMART TEK, a 90-minute workshop offering an interactive way to stay up to date with the latest safety technology in your current or future car. Learn all about what new technologies are available, how they work, and how they can improve your peace of mind on the road.

(Note: this is not the AARP Smart Driver class that some insurance companies accept for discounts.)

Fee: FREE. Registration required; please call 860-561-7583 or email WHSC@westhartfordct.gov.

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Bishops Corner Senior Center

Meet Lauren Hurst, the author of North of Forty: Inspiring Stories of Older Athletes. Lauren is a lifelong competitive athlete and independent personal trainer. Lauren has been a competitive tennis player, swimmer, runner, martial artist, bodybuilder, triathlete and duathlete. From winning Lightweight Collegiate America as a bodybuilder to earning her 2nd dan blackbelt in Kyokushin karate, her athletic achievements reflect her dedication to athletic excellence across a range of disciplines.

Fee: FREE. Registration is required; please call 860-561-7583 or email WHSC@westhartfordct.gov.

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Bishops Corner Senior Center

Learn various paint pouring techniques from artist Susan Byars by applying acrylic paints on canvas. You will enjoy this positive, safe space to come together and be creative. The instructor will share her story as you create your masterpiece.

Fee: $5.00. Please register by calling 860-561-7583 or online at https://westhartford.recdesk.com/Community/Home Program #: 502001.

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Bishops Corner Senior Center

This fun program, hosted by award-winning sportswriter and book author Marty Gitlin, features videos of the biggest moments of the rivalry from well over a century, as well as trivia questions for the patrons to ponder. Marty will also have his Ultimate New York Yankees Time Machine Book and Ultimate Boston Red Sox Time Machine Book for sale after the event.

Fee: $3M/$5NM. Registration is required; please call 860-561-7583 or register online at https://westhartford.recdesk.com/Community/Home Program #: 502005

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Bishops Corner Senior Center

Bask in good health, sit back, relax and let the stress melt away! Tibetan healing bowls will be used to create a space that will clear your mind and soul of stress! Try something new or return to what you know really works! All are welcome! No experience is required or needed! Provided by Brian Hickey, Certified Reiki and Tibetan Bowl Practitioner.

Fee: $7M/$10NM. Please register by calling 860-561-7583 or online at https://westhartford.recdesk.com/Community/Home Program #: 502013.

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Webster Walk at Blue Back Square, Isham Road

Home by Ten will perform a free outdoor concert at Webster Walk on Friday, July 12, 6:45-9 PM. The band plays rock music.

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August

Webster Walk at Blue Back Square, Isham Road

Meetinghouse will perform a live concert at Webster Walk in Blue Back Square on Friday, August 16 at 7 PM. The band plays folk rock.

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