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3/28
"Day of Tears" Play Reading at Prosser Public Library
See the dramatic play reading of "Day of Tears," based on the book by Julius Lester. Laurie Cabral, Artistic Director and the Day of Tears Touring Company will present this dramatic play reading. On March 2nd and 3rd in 1859, more than four hundred slaves were marched to the auction block and for two solid days it rained. The slaves forever referred to this as "The Weeping Time." The torrid rainfall did not cease until all the slaves were sold. This event is brought to life from excerpts of the novel by Julius Lester.
3/30
GREAT WORLD RELIGIONS DISCUSSED AT DUNCASTER’S FEBRUARY AND MARCH GREAT COURSESChamber Events
Christianity will be the subject of the February and March “Great World Religions” discussions at Duncaster. Part of the community’s Great Courses series, this segment will be held on Mondays from February 9 through March 30, at 3:00-4:30. They are being held at Duncaster and are open to the public. Members of the surrounding community may enroll for the courses with pre-registration required.

Great World Religions will be moderated by Duncaster resident Helen Gettemy and will focus on Christianity’s birth, development, expansion, and transformation. It will also include dialogues on Christianity’s many and deep connections to Western culture, and modern day tensions within the religion.

The first lecture, titled “Discussion of Muslim Impact on the Western World”, will take place on February 9.

The Great Courses program began at Duncaster in 2009, as part of Duncaster’s dedication to lifelong learning.

Duncaster’s Great Courses are free and open to the public, however pre-registration is required. For more information or to enroll, contact Fran Kent, fKent@Duncaster.org or 860-380-5006.
3/30
Live Well - Chronic Disease Self-Management 6 - session Workshop series at Prosser Public Library
Live Well - Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop: 6 Weeks on Mondays at 12 Noon beginning March 16 through April 20, with April 27 as a snow date if needed.
For people with ongoing health conditions such as diabetes, depression, heart disease, arthritis, paint & anxiety, or those caring for someone with an ongoing health condition. This FREE, six-week workshop helps people become better self-managers of their health. Developed at Stanford University, this workshop is a nation-wide, evidence based program that promotes wellness by empowering people to take control of their chronic conditions through better nutrition, exercise, stress management, pain management, better sleep and much more!
3/31
Reconstruction Revisited: 4-Part Film & Book Discussion Series @ Prosser Public Library
See the Film: Promises Betrayed (1865 -1896), Part I of the series The Rise & Fall of Jim Crow (2004). Discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Roberta Tansman, retired professor of American History. This is the first session in a four part series on the post Civil War period.
4/1
Bloomfield Chamber BAH Hosted by Weatherby & AssociatesChamber Events
Join the Bloomfield Chamber Board of Directors and our Membership for a Night of Networking!
4/1
Old Farm Schoolhouse @ Prosser Public Library
See the film made by Ralph Schmoll who will facilitate tonight’s presentation. A Wintonbury Historical Society and library sponsored event.
4/2
Talk It Up Toastmasters Club Meeting - Guests Welcome
Interviewing for jobs?
Giving a business presentation?
Leading a seminar?
Need confidence?

TOASTMASTERS IS THE ANSWER!

Toastmasters will help you to:
- Speak and present compellingly.
- Think quickly and clearly.
- Become a strong leader.
- Listen effectively.

You will learn these skills and more in a supportive, self-paced, fun atmosphere.

Join us at Talk It Up Toastmasters! Guests are Welcome.
We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 12:00pm.
Website: talkitup.toastmastersclubs.org
Email: contact-8045@toastmastersclubs.org

Detailed directions to our location and meeting room can be found on our website above.

JOIN OUR CLUB TODAY AND BEGIN TO DISCOVER YOUR CONFIDENCE.
4/3
Baby Bounce Storytime @ Prosser
11 AM
4/3
Toddler Time Storytime @ Prosser
10:15 AM
4/6
Live Well - Chronic Disease Self-Management 6 - session Workshop series at Prosser Public Library
Live Well - Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop: 6 Weeks on Mondays at 12 Noon beginning March 16 through April 20, with April 27 as a snow date if needed.
For people with ongoing health conditions such as diabetes, depression, heart disease, arthritis, paint & anxiety, or those caring for someone with an ongoing health condition. This FREE, six-week workshop helps people become better self-managers of their health. Developed at Stanford University, this workshop is a nation-wide, evidence based program that promotes wellness by empowering people to take control of their chronic conditions through better nutrition, exercise, stress management, pain management, better sleep and much more!
4/7
21st Century Classical Music Appreciation @ Prosser Public Library
This evening's session showcases Bernard Rands, a British American composer born in 1934, Michael Gandolfi, American born in 1956 and Sergio Assad, Brazilian born in 1952.
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3/2
GREAT WORLD RELIGIONS DISCUSSED AT DUNCASTER’S FEBRUARY AND MARCH GREAT COURSESChamber Events
Christianity will be the subject of the February and March “Great World Religions” discussions at Duncaster. Part of the community’s Great Courses series, this segment will be held on Mondays from February 9 through March 30, at 3:00-4:30. They are being held at Duncaster and are open to the public. Members of the surrounding community may enroll for the courses with pre-registration required.

Great World Religions will be moderated by Duncaster resident Helen Gettemy and will focus on Christianity’s birth, development, expansion, and transformation. It will also include dialogues on Christianity’s many and deep connections to Western culture, and modern day tensions within the religion.

The first lecture, titled “Discussion of Muslim Impact on the Western World”, will take place on February 9.

The Great Courses program began at Duncaster in 2009, as part of Duncaster’s dedication to lifelong learning.

Duncaster’s Great Courses are free and open to the public, however pre-registration is required. For more information or to enroll, contact Fran Kent, fKent@Duncaster.org or 860-380-5006.
3/3
21st Century Classical Music Appreciation with Russell Salk at Prosser Public Library
Enjoy musical excerpts from recordings by composers Dobrinka Tabakova, Bernadette Speach, and Daniel Elder and learn about these contemporary classical composers.
3/4
Bloomfield Chamber BAH Hosted by Little Mark's Big BBQChamber Events
Join the Bloomfield Chamber Board of Directors and Membership for a night of Networking and Delicious Food!

When Little Mark's opened it's doors in 1990 their goal was to make the best BBQ around. All of their ribs and meats are smoked (not boiled) and all of their marinades, sauces, and dressings are made from scratch! Bloomfield is home to Little Mark's NEWEST location, with their original location in Vernon. Their mouth waterin', butt kickin' BBQ has been voted "Best Ribs in Tolland County," and "Best Ribs and Best BBQ."
3/5
Butterfly Gardens @ Prosser Public Library
Margery Winters, assistant director and instructor at Roaring Brook Nature Center will be at Prosser to talk about ways to grow and maintain butterfly gardens.
3/5
Red Cross Blood Drive
BLOOD DRIVE
Fidelco Guide Dog
Foundation
103 Vision Way, Bloomfield
Thursday, March 5th
9:00 am to 1:45 pm
Appointments:
1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
or redcrossblood.org
3/5
Talk It Up Toastmasters Club Meeting - Guests Welcome
Interviewing for jobs?
Giving a business presentation?
Leading a seminar?
Need confidence?

TOASTMASTERS IS THE ANSWER!

Toastmasters will help you to:
- Speak and present compellingly.
- Think quickly and clearly.
- Become a strong leader.
- Listen effectively.

You will learn these skills and more in a supportive, self-paced, fun atmosphere.

Join us at Talk It Up Toastmasters! Guests are Welcome.
We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 12:00pm.
Website: talkitup.toastmastersclubs.org
Email: contact-8045@toastmastersclubs.org

Detailed directions to our location and meeting room can be found on our website above.

JOIN OUR CLUB TODAY AND BEGIN TO DISCOVER YOUR CONFIDENCE.
3/6
Baby Bounce Storytime @ Prosser
11 AM
3/6
International Film @ Prosser Public Library
See "For a Woman" a film from France directed by Academy Award nominee Diane Kurys.
3/6
Toddler Time Storytime @ Prosser
10:15 AM
3/9
Diabetes Academy Device Training
Free injectable device training: learn about meal-based dosing, recognizing and treating low blood sugar and much more. Spanish translation available.
3/9
Free Diabetes Education Classes
Classes by Certified Diabetes Educators about managing your diabetes and living a healthier life- completely free at Reliance Pharmacy.
3/9
GREAT WORLD RELIGIONS DISCUSSED AT DUNCASTER’S FEBRUARY AND MARCH GREAT COURSESChamber Events
Christianity will be the subject of the February and March “Great World Religions” discussions at Duncaster. Part of the community’s Great Courses series, this segment will be held on Mondays from February 9 through March 30, at 3:00-4:30. They are being held at Duncaster and are open to the public. Members of the surrounding community may enroll for the courses with pre-registration required.

Great World Religions will be moderated by Duncaster resident Helen Gettemy and will focus on Christianity’s birth, development, expansion, and transformation. It will also include dialogues on Christianity’s many and deep connections to Western culture, and modern day tensions within the religion.

The first lecture, titled “Discussion of Muslim Impact on the Western World”, will take place on February 9.

The Great Courses program began at Duncaster in 2009, as part of Duncaster’s dedication to lifelong learning.

Duncaster’s Great Courses are free and open to the public, however pre-registration is required. For more information or to enroll, contact Fran Kent, fKent@Duncaster.org or 860-380-5006.
3/10
Duncaster’s Mar. 10 World Affairs Series to Focus on “Thumb in the Eye” Speech by Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu New EventChamber Events

BLOOMFIELD, CT, Mar. 6, 2015 – “Netanyahu, Boehner, Obama, Khamenei? And How About Us?” is the title of the next Duncaster’s World Affairs on Tuesday, March 10. The meeting will be held at Duncaster from 10:30 a.m. to noon. This meeting is free to the public with preregistration.

Netanyahu’s speech on Monday, March 3 opened the door (and a few old wounds) to ongoing and heated discussions of foreign policy involving Israel.
“On March 3rd, America and the world were presented with the extraordinary spectacle of the head of a foreign government, in the halls of the U.S. Congress, lecturing the American President on how to conduct American foreign policy -- at the invitation of the House of Representatives which has no constitutional authority to approve or disapprove whatever agreement or treaty that the President might achieve with Iran,” says Ed Fowler, the facilitator of Duncaster’s World Affairs Series. “Some called it a deliberate ‘thumb in the eye of the President.’ Others characterized it as a legitimate effort to protect the interests of Israel. We will view the speech and discuss all sides during Tuesday’s session.”

The discussion is part of Duncaster’s World Affairs Series, which is presented to the community by the residents of Duncaster on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month. Participants include Duncaster residents, as well as local citizens.

Attendance is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. To register or to receive more information, contact Fran Kent at (860) 380-5006 or fKent@duncaster.org.

About Duncaster:
Duncaster is the Hartford Area’s first LifeCare community for active, engaging seniors. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the boutique retirement community is located just minutes from West Hartford and Simsbury, in Bloomfield, CT. Duncaster residents enjoy an intellectually stimulating lifestyle while experiencing security and peace of mind. Duncaster was voted the Best Retirement Community by readers of Harford Magazine and the Connecticut Law Tribune. Residents have a role in governance and sit on the board – a rare distinction. The community’s 94-acre campus includes apartment homes, assisted living apartments and short-and long-term skilled nursing accommodations (all private). Duncaster offers its residents lifetime protection against the potentially catastrophic costs of long-term care through the LifeCare plan. For more information, visit http://www.Duncaster.org or call (860) 380-5005.

Media contact:
Andrea Obston aobston@aomc.com
(860) 243-1447 (office) (860) 803-1155 (cell)
3/10
"Roll It, Take It or Leave It", Financial Workshop at Prosser Public Library
Learn the pros and cons of various retirement plan distribution options with workshop leader and financial advisor, Amanda Funchion.
3/11
Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors MeetingChamber Events
3/11
Opera for Lunch, a Talk at Prosser Public Library
"Donna del Lago" or "The Lady of the Lake" by Gioachino Rossini is set in the medieval Scottish Highlands. Join Jeffrey Engel, music historian for this pre-performance opera talk before the Metropolitan Opera Live HD presentation on Saturday March 14 at Bloomfield 8 Theater.
3/12
Chill Out &Knit @ Prosser Public Library
New members of all ages and experience are welcome to drop-in and join this group of knitters in the Community Room. Experienced knitters will be there to guide knitters with creative new projects or tinkering with an old one. No registration necessary.
3/13
Baby Bounce Storytime @ Prosser
11 AM
3/13
Toddler Time Storytime @ Prosser
10:15 AM
3/16
GREAT WORLD RELIGIONS DISCUSSED AT DUNCASTER’S FEBRUARY AND MARCH GREAT COURSESChamber Events
Christianity will be the subject of the February and March “Great World Religions” discussions at Duncaster. Part of the community’s Great Courses series, this segment will be held on Mondays from February 9 through March 30, at 3:00-4:30. They are being held at Duncaster and are open to the public. Members of the surrounding community may enroll for the courses with pre-registration required.

Great World Religions will be moderated by Duncaster resident Helen Gettemy and will focus on Christianity’s birth, development, expansion, and transformation. It will also include dialogues on Christianity’s many and deep connections to Western culture, and modern day tensions within the religion.

The first lecture, titled “Discussion of Muslim Impact on the Western World”, will take place on February 9.

The Great Courses program began at Duncaster in 2009, as part of Duncaster’s dedication to lifelong learning.

Duncaster’s Great Courses are free and open to the public, however pre-registration is required. For more information or to enroll, contact Fran Kent, fKent@Duncaster.org or 860-380-5006.
3/16
Live Well - Chronic Disease Self-Management 6 - session Workshop series at Prosser Public Library
Live Well - Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop: 6 Weeks on Mondays at 12 Noon beginning March 16 through April 20, with April 27 as a snow date if needed.
For people with ongoing health conditions such as diabetes, depression, heart disease, arthritis, paint & anxiety, or those caring for someone with an ongoing health condition. This FREE, six-week workshop helps people become better self-managers of their health. Developed at Stanford University, this workshop is a nation-wide, evidence based program that promotes wellness by empowering people to take control of their chronic conditions through better nutrition, exercise, stress management, pain management, better sleep and much more!
3/18
Book Discussion @ Prosser Public Library
Discuss "Stoner" by John Williams, originally published in 1965. William Stoner is born at the end of the nineteenth century into a dirt-poor Missouri farming family. Sent to the state university to study agronomy, he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces a scholar’s life.
3/19
Talk It Up Toastmasters Club Meeting - Guests Welcome
Interviewing for jobs?
Giving a business presentation?
Leading a seminar?
Need confidence?

TOASTMASTERS IS THE ANSWER!

Toastmasters will help you to:
- Speak and present compellingly.
- Think quickly and clearly.
- Become a strong leader.
- Listen effectively.

You will learn these skills and more in a supportive, self-paced, fun atmosphere.

Join us at Talk It Up Toastmasters! Guests are Welcome.
We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 12:00pm.
Website: talkitup.toastmastersclubs.org
Email: contact-8045@toastmastersclubs.org

Detailed directions to our location and meeting room can be found on our website above.

JOIN OUR CLUB TODAY AND BEGIN TO DISCOVER YOUR CONFIDENCE.
3/20
Baby Bounce Storytime @ Prosser
11 AM
3/20
Toddler Time Storytime @ Prosser
10:15 AM
3/23
GREAT WORLD RELIGIONS DISCUSSED AT DUNCASTER’S FEBRUARY AND MARCH GREAT COURSESChamber Events
Christianity will be the subject of the February and March “Great World Religions” discussions at Duncaster. Part of the community’s Great Courses series, this segment will be held on Mondays from February 9 through March 30, at 3:00-4:30. They are being held at Duncaster and are open to the public. Members of the surrounding community may enroll for the courses with pre-registration required.

Great World Religions will be moderated by Duncaster resident Helen Gettemy and will focus on Christianity’s birth, development, expansion, and transformation. It will also include dialogues on Christianity’s many and deep connections to Western culture, and modern day tensions within the religion.

The first lecture, titled “Discussion of Muslim Impact on the Western World”, will take place on February 9.

The Great Courses program began at Duncaster in 2009, as part of Duncaster’s dedication to lifelong learning.

Duncaster’s Great Courses are free and open to the public, however pre-registration is required. For more information or to enroll, contact Fran Kent, fKent@Duncaster.org or 860-380-5006.
3/23
Live Well - Chronic Disease Self-Management 6 - session Workshop series at Prosser Public Library
Live Well - Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop: 6 Weeks on Mondays at 12 Noon beginning March 16 through April 20, with April 27 as a snow date if needed.
For people with ongoing health conditions such as diabetes, depression, heart disease, arthritis, paint & anxiety, or those caring for someone with an ongoing health condition. This FREE, six-week workshop helps people become better self-managers of their health. Developed at Stanford University, this workshop is a nation-wide, evidence based program that promotes wellness by empowering people to take control of their chronic conditions through better nutrition, exercise, stress management, pain management, better sleep and much more!
3/23
Nero Wolfe Book Discussion @ Prosser Public Library
Discuss "Murder by the Book" a Nero Wolfe Mystery by Rex Stout. Join Nero Wolfe enthusiast Dr. Marilyn Schaffer for tonight's book discussion in which Nero Wolfe is asked to discover why a law office clerk has been murdered, along with three others, for the unlikely offense of submitting a manuscript for publication.
3/24
Delights of Music with Jack Brin at Prosser Public Library
Tchaikovsky, Film & Conversation, in which you learn about the man, hear some of his music, and find out what it means to so many people. This is the first session of a six part music film appreciation series.
3/26
Chill Out &Knit @ Prosser Public Library
New members of all ages and experience are welcome to drop-in and join this group of knitters in the Community Room. Experienced knitters will be there to guide knitters with creative new projects or tinkering with an old one. No registration necessary.
3/26
Spring is for Gardening at Prosser Public Library
Tonight learn about some of the traditional spring selections of shrubs and see some unusual twists for newer selections. Overlooked shrubs that deserve space in your garden will be identified. Join experienced horticulturist Kevin Wilcox for this evening's presentation.
3/27
Baby Bounce Storytime @ Prosser
11 AM
3/27
Toddler Time Storytime @ Prosser
10:15 AM
3/28
"Day of Tears" Play Reading at Prosser Public Library
See the dramatic play reading of "Day of Tears," based on the book by Julius Lester. Laurie Cabral, Artistic Director and the Day of Tears Touring Company will present this dramatic play reading. On March 2nd and 3rd in 1859, more than four hundred slaves were marched to the auction block and for two solid days it rained. The slaves forever referred to this as "The Weeping Time." The torrid rainfall did not cease until all the slaves were sold. This event is brought to life from excerpts of the novel by Julius Lester.
3/30
GREAT WORLD RELIGIONS DISCUSSED AT DUNCASTER’S FEBRUARY AND MARCH GREAT COURSESChamber Events
Christianity will be the subject of the February and March “Great World Religions” discussions at Duncaster. Part of the community’s Great Courses series, this segment will be held on Mondays from February 9 through March 30, at 3:00-4:30. They are being held at Duncaster and are open to the public. Members of the surrounding community may enroll for the courses with pre-registration required.

Great World Religions will be moderated by Duncaster resident Helen Gettemy and will focus on Christianity’s birth, development, expansion, and transformation. It will also include dialogues on Christianity’s many and deep connections to Western culture, and modern day tensions within the religion.

The first lecture, titled “Discussion of Muslim Impact on the Western World”, will take place on February 9.

The Great Courses program began at Duncaster in 2009, as part of Duncaster’s dedication to lifelong learning.

Duncaster’s Great Courses are free and open to the public, however pre-registration is required. For more information or to enroll, contact Fran Kent, fKent@Duncaster.org or 860-380-5006.
3/30
Live Well - Chronic Disease Self-Management 6 - session Workshop series at Prosser Public Library
Live Well - Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop: 6 Weeks on Mondays at 12 Noon beginning March 16 through April 20, with April 27 as a snow date if needed.
For people with ongoing health conditions such as diabetes, depression, heart disease, arthritis, paint & anxiety, or those caring for someone with an ongoing health condition. This FREE, six-week workshop helps people become better self-managers of their health. Developed at Stanford University, this workshop is a nation-wide, evidence based program that promotes wellness by empowering people to take control of their chronic conditions through better nutrition, exercise, stress management, pain management, better sleep and much more!
3/31
Reconstruction Revisited: 4-Part Film & Book Discussion Series @ Prosser Public Library
See the Film: Promises Betrayed (1865 -1896), Part I of the series The Rise & Fall of Jim Crow (2004). Discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Roberta Tansman, retired professor of American History. This is the first session in a four part series on the post Civil War period.


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