The Cheshire Community YMCA is seeking participants for its LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a free, 12 week, small group program designed for adults affected by cancer.
The program will take place Mondays and Fridays from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The actual start date will be determined based on registrations. For more information, contact John Phillips at 203-272-3150 ext. 511.
The Women’s Club welcomes new members, and is an active community service organization. Meetings take place the first Thursday of the month at the Senior Center. Membership is open to all women of Cheshire and the surrounding towns. For information, contact Paulette at 203-272-8779.
Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St., hosts Adult Loft Knitters, for advanced/intermediate knitters, monthly on the second Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon. Come to socialize, learn, and share your techniques with other knitters. Supplies will be provided but feel free to donate or bring your own and don’t forget to ask your friends to join. This adult program has a required registration. Please register at www.cheshirelibrary.org or call 203-272-2245, ext. 4.
Introduction to Microsoft Word
The Cheshire Public Library, will present Introduction to Microsoft Word, a three part series scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 and 25. Attendees will learn basic navigation skills to effectively use the Microsoft Word program; create a simple document; edit text and check spelling errors; format the document; insert a picture; change font formatting and much more. Seating is limited and registration is required. Register at www.cheshirelibrary.org or call 203-272-2245, ext. 4.
DNA Testing for Genealogy Research
Cheshire Public Library presents, DNA Testing for Genealogy Research: Fact & Fiction,at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at , 104 Main St. Thinking about doing a DNA test for your genealogy research or have done one already? Genealogist Janeen Bjork will talk about the three major companies offering DNA testing, the costs, facts, and misconceptions of what testing can do for you. Seating is limited and registration is required. Register at www.cheshirelibrary.org or call 203-272-2245, ext. 4.
U.S.S. Connecticut and the Great White Fleet
Cheshire Public Library will host U.S.S. Connecticut and the Great White Fleet, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 104 Main St. Join author Mark Albertson as he shares U. S. S. Connecticut: Constitution State Battleship and They’ll Have to Follow You!: The Triumph of the Great White Fleet - 0800 hours, Dec. 16, 1907. The battleship Connecticut led 15 other coal-burning battleships out of Hampton Roads on the way to a 14-month, 6-day circumnavigation of the globe. Registration required. Register online at www.cheshirelibrary.org or call 203-272-2245, ext. 4.
Connecticut Rock and Roll, a history
CHESHIRE — Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St., presents Connecticut Rock and Roll: a History, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24. Join author Tony Renzoni as he shares tales from his book. Registration required online at www.cheshirelibrary.org or call 203-272-2245, ext. 4.
Accordionists to gather
CHESHIRE — Interested in playing the accordion? The next gathering of the Connecticut Accordion Association will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Waverly Tavern, 286 Maple Ave. Accordions will be provided, or bring your own and jam with the group. Jam followed by “Accordion Plus” open mic. Any and all musicians welcome to join with an accordionist to perform. There is a fee to attend. RSVP to Marilyn at 203-272-1202 by Oct. 27. Visit www.CTAccordion.com.
Cheshire Veterans Council announces
Veterans Day Change
The annual Veterans Day ceremony that takes place on the Green at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 will be changed to the Veterans Memorial Plaza in front of Town Hall.
For further information, contact Commander White at 203-272-2151 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free mattress recycling
The Town of Cheshire is hosting a community wide free mattress recycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Cheshire Town Hall, 84 S. Main St. Residents may drop off their mattresses, box springs and crib mattresses at no charge. This collection is for Cheshire residents only.
Daughter of the American Revolution events
The Daughter of the American Revolution (DAR) will host programs throughout the year.
The following is a list of events:
Oct. 9, at 12 p.m. Native American Day at Cheshire Historical Society, 43 Church Drive.
Nov. 13, at 12 p.m. Veteran’s Day with a guest speaker from the U.S. Coast Guard at the Cheshire Historical Society, 43 Church Drive.
Dec. 11, at 12 p.m. Holiday Luncheon, at Vespucci;s Restaurant, 150 Main St., Cheshire.
Jan. 8, at 12 p.m. Women’s Health Issues in Developing and third world countries at the Cheshire Historical Society, 43 Church Drive.
Feb. 12, at 12 noon Bring a family memento tied to your heritage at Cheshire Historical Society, 43 Church Drive.
March 8 through 11, CTDAR 125th Annual Spring Conference
March 12, at 12 p.m. A speaker from Ball and Socket Art Center at the Cheshire Historical Society, 43 Church Drive.
April 9, 2018 at 12 p.m. Finding genealogy through DBA at the Cheshire Historical Society, 43 Church Drive,
May 1, Spring Fling XXIII at the Aqua Turf, 556 Mulberry St., Southington
May 14, at 12 p.m. Museum tour at Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum, 3011 Whitney Ave., Hamden.
June 11, at 12 p.m. Potluck Picnic at 615 Broad Swamp Rd, Cheshire; every member contributes.
June 20-24, 2018 Continental Congress Washington, D.C.
Contact Person: Ann Neumann, 808 S. Meriden Road, Cheshire, 203-272-2192 or email: email@example.com.