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April

Warm up to 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 860-561-8180 or online at https://westhartford.recdesk.com/Community/Home Program #: 301012.

Andre Rochester, fine artist, curator, and arts advocate from the Greater Hartford region, will be speaking on "Why Art Matters - 10 Ways Art Benefits Your Community" on April 25, 2024, at 6 PM at the Bishop's Corner Senior Center at 15 Starkel Road in West Hartford.

"Engagement with the arts can help everything from challenging inequities within a community to providing economic opportunities and boosting our health, Stated Rochester. "West Hartford is a wonderful community, with an engaged arts and culture community, that can do even more in engaging, promoting and benefiting from the arts."

The event is sponsored by the Bishops Corner Neighborhood Association, Bishops Corner Senior Center, and the West Hartford Commission of the Arts.

The event is free to attend and light refreshments will be served. Attendees may register in advance by contacting the Bishops Corner Senior Center at 860-561-7583. Walk-ins are also welcome at the event.

"We are so grateful to have a voice such as Andre's speak to us about the critical importance of art in our community," stated Signe Rogalski, local arts advocate and member of the Bishop's Corner Neighborhood Association. "From bringing people together, improving our quality of life and enhancing economic vitality, the arts can and must be an integral part of our community."

Andre is the Program Manager at The 224 EcoSpace, where he curates exhibits and oversees the execution of arts events and programs, including the Artists of Color Accelerate Fellowship. He is also the Art Curator at UConn Health Center, responsible for managing and expanding a collection of over 2500 works of art across multiple facilities and organizing exhibits in the Celeste LeWitt Gallery.

Andre also coaches emerging artists, encouraging them to develop their craft with a focus on professionalism and business acumen. He believes that with every step forward, we must make room for others to join us. Learn more about Andre's coaching and consulting at www.rochestercoaching.com.

Walk-ins welcome!

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Our special panel will include Tracey Fiasconaro and Rachael Cisz, Senior Real Estate Specialists, Michael Trella Esquire and Matt Fortney of Calderon Fortney Financial Group. This panel of experts will help navigate the questions on downsizing, legal issues, and financial plans. Join us to start the planning process, it is never too early to start.

Event is free but registration is required by calling 860-561-8180 or emailing WHSC@westhartfordct.gov.

May

Join us for an elegant and entertaining afternoon Tea Party. Bring your favorite teacup to fully enjoy Harney & Sons Fine Teas, petit fours and other dainty treats. Entertainment by The Hartford Burners, Hall High School Jazz Combo. Fee: $5M/$8NM.

Registration required; please call 860-561-7583 or register online at https://westhartford.recdesk.com/Community/Home Program #: 501010

Join famed Mexican folkloric dancer, Tere Luna as we celebrate Mexican's 1862 victory over France! Tere's beautiful costumes and uplifting Mexican dance will delight as we indulge in traditional Mexican dishes. Menu: Cheese or Chicken Enchiladas, Rice, Beans & Tres Leches Dessert. Fee: $15M/$20NM.

Registration required; please call 860-561-7583 or register online at https://westhartford.recdesk.com/Community/Home Program #: 501011

Join Jill Hebert, Registered Dietitian of 20+ years experience, in a fun, cooking demo class. Participants will gain insight and learn how to cook simple but healthy spring themed salads and homemade salad dressings following the Mediterranean diet. The health benefits of foods will be explained and how to adjust recipes for a variety of health concerns. Students will have a chance to sample the salads made fresh in front of them. Fee: $15M/$NM

Registration required. Please register by calling 860-561-8180 or online https://WestHartford.recdesk.com/Community/Home Program# 301008

Enjoy a morning birding trip exploring the Trout Brook Trail in Elmwood/West Hartford. Learn about the many birds that can be found along this trail, including warblers, sparrow, ducks and more. At this time of year, many different birds upon their migration voyage are possible to be seen. Please bring binoculars and cameras if you have them, to take advantage of seeing the birds close up. We will do our best to point out any/all birds found along the trail. Come explore the trail and all it has to offer! Meet at the lower parking lot. Fee: FREE. (Raindate: Friday, May 10.)

Preregistration required; please call 860-561-8180 or email WHSC@westhartfordct.gov to register.

Fee: FREE. The speaker will discuss the core tenets of Yoga in the context of Ashtang Yoga. Origin, practices, applications, benefits will be elaborated. Audience will learn how to customize yogic Asanas, techniques of safe practice and on-hand breathing exercises. Attendees are requested to wear loose clothes and may bring a shawls or a light blankets to cover themselves.

Attendees are invited to stay from 4:00 to 5:00pm for a Spiritual Conclave: How food influences the mind: Concept of Samadhi. Helpful Read: The Tao of Physics by Fritjof Capra.

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