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September

The House of the Seven Gables in Salem, Mass. is a 17th century ship captain's home. The house was later made famous by Nathaniel Hawthorne, who used it as the setting for his gothic romance The House of the Seven Gables in 1851.The museum was established in 1910 by Caroline Emmerton and served to both preserve the home and fund classes for immigrant families in Salem. This tour we discuss the home's architectural history, it's connection to maritime history, and the importance of Nathaniel Hawthorne's work. Link will be listed in Constant Contact.

This workshop is perfect for beginners as well as returning students. Regina will bring out your inner artist and encourage creativity. Students will paint beautiful cards to cherish or share with family and friends. Materials and supplies will be provided. Limited to eight students. Instructor: Regina Pompa Burgio.

IN-PERSON AT THE BISHOPS CORNER SENIOR CENTER. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

PLEASE CALL 860-561-7583

Join Dr. Amala Guha, the founding Director of Complementary Alternative Supportive Care at UConn School of Medicine, Farmington. Selected Herbs that Heal and their healing qualities will be highlighted for their medical properties and how to use them for maintaining optimal health.

IN-PERSON AT THE BISHOPS CORNER SENIOR CENTER. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. PLEASE CALL 860-561-7583 OR EMAIL: WHSC@WESTHARTFORDCT.GOV

October

Class One: Introduction to Feng Shui

Feng Shui is based on the Taoist principles of nature developed over 5,000 years ago as a system of how to flourish and excel in harmony with nature. Its application helps ensure good fortune, success, health and harmony. Feng Shui can help transform your home, business, and personal life to make it happen. This informative workshop will explain why the arrangement of your home and workplace affects every aspect of your life, relationships, health and finances.

IN-PERSON AT THE ELMWOOD SENIOR CENTER. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

PLEASE CALL 860-561-8180 OR REGISTER AT: https://westhartford.recdesk.com/Community/Home

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood - Biography, Drama 2019 (PG) - 1 hour, 49 minutes. Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. Starring: Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Chris Cooper.

Please call 860-561-8180 or email WHSC@westhartfordct.gov to PRE-REGISTER.

"The Babe" swung the heaviest bat, earned the most money, and incurred the biggest fines. Ruth drafted the blueprint for modern athletic stardom. All this, while hitting 60 home runs in 1927, a record that would hold until 1961.IN-PERSON AT THE ELMWOOD SENIOR CENTER PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

PLEASE CALL 860-561-8180 OR EMAIL: WHSC@WESTHARTFORDCT.GOV

Join members of the West Hartford Fire Department for an informative presentation. Topics include:

  • File of Life - Distribute File of Life to community members (free of charge), time permitting at end of meeting we can assist community members with completing these if needed, bring a list of medications if interested.
  • Special Needs Registry - complete registration form as needed for members of the community who have special needs (i.e. mobility issues or physical disability which would make it difficult to evacuate in the event of an emergency)
  • Paramedic Program Explained - why the fire department comes to the community member's home for medical emergencies / what the fire department paramedic capabilities are / explanation of fee schedule for services
  • Fire Safety and Home Safety - Distribute smoke detectors to community members. Can book appointments for installation of smoke detectors should they need assistance. Review of fire safety in the home, as well as review of general safety tips for slip/trip hazards and medical related safety
  • Q+A - open to all community members for a Q+A session after presentation

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 860-561-7583 (BCSC) Email: WHSC@westhartfordct.gov

Join Ric Hanse as he leads this series based on John Meacham's book "His Truth is Marching on: John Lewis and the power of Hope". Meacham calls Lewis "as important to the founding of a modern and multiethnic twentieth- and twenty-first-century America as Thomas Jefferson and James Madison and Samuel Adams were to the initial creation of the Republic itself in the eighteenth century." A believer in the injunction that one should love one's neighbor as oneself, Lewis was arguably a saint in our time, risking limb and life to bear witness for the powerless in the face of the powerful. In many ways he brought a still-evolving nation closer to realizing its ideals, and his story offers inspiration and illumination for Americans today who are working for social and political change.

IN-PERSON AT THE ELMWOOD SENIOR CENTER. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

PLEASE CALL 860-561-8180 OR EMAIL: WHSC@WESTHARTFORDCT.GOV

Join Dr. Allison Mendelson, a renowned chiropractor, who has been in practice for more than 25 years, focusing on whole body wellness. This class will touch on lifestyles, habits and diets of people living in the healthiest parts of the world, (known as "blue zones") and their secrets to living longer. IN-PERSON AT THE BISHOPS CORNER SENIOR CENTER. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. PLEASE CALL 860-561-7583 OR EMAIL: WHSC@WESTHARTFORDCT.GOV

We invite you to explore and learn about the ancient art of bonsai including a bonsai cutting

demonstration. Although the word 'Bon-sai' is Japanese, the art it describes originated in the Chinese empire. By the year 700 AD the Chinese had started the art of 'pun-sai' using special techniques to grow dwarf trees in containers.

Presented by the Bonsai Society of Greater Hartford dedicated to share and teach the art of Bonsai.

IN-PERSON AT THE ELMWOOD SENIOR CENTER. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

PLEASE CALL 860-561-8180 OR REGISTER AT: https://westhartford.recdesk.com/Community/Home