Cheshire announcements

Cheshire announcements

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Free programs for Cancer survivors

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.

Blood drive

CHESHIRE — The American Red Cross has schedule blood drives from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, June 30, at UTC Aerospace Systems, 250 Knotter Drive; from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, July 7, at Cheshire Masonic Temple Lodge, 9 Country Club Road, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Highland School, 490 Highland Ave.

Donations needed

Temple Beth David is collecting personal items for seasonal farm workers. The Social Action Committee of Temple Beth David is working in conjunction with Dr. Gould to “fill the bucket” 3 Main St. by June 30. Items include: men’s prescription reading glasses; sunglasses; hats; hot packs/cold packs (for necks); work gloves; adult socks; deodorant/antiperspirant; sunscreen; bug spray; reusable water bottles; lunch-size coolers and ice packs. For more information, contact Arlene Mittenthal at purplesong@yahoo.com.

Women’s Club meeting

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.

Knitters

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.

Library program

The Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St., will present films with international snacks on four Friday afternoons in June, Friday - June 23, at 12:30 p.m. - Love’s Kitchen. Register at www.cheshirelibrary.org or call 203-272-2245, ext. 4.

Solo Travel Boot Camp

The Cheshire Public Library, presents Solo Travel Boot Camp, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at 104 Main St. Led by Travel Artisan Nina Lesiga, the boot camp will explore the traveler’s sweet spot, preparation, anticipating and managing obstacles, solo friendly destinations and enablers for exceptional trips. Seating is limited. Register at www.cheshirelibrary.org or call 203-272-2245, ext. 4.

Criminal Profiling

The Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St., will present Incendiary: The Psychiatrist, The Mad Bomber, and the Invention of Criminal Profiling, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, at 104 Main St. Seating is limited and registration is required. Register at www.cheshirelibrary.org or call 203-272-2245, ext. 4.

Insects program

The Cheshire Public Library will presents Insects: The Good, the Bad, the Beautiful and the Just Plain Ugly, at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 13, at 104 Main St. This presentation enters the world of insects, through slides and specimens, with emphasis on plant pests. Seating is limited and registration is required. Register at www.cheshirelibrary.org or call 203-272-2245, ext. 4.

Fore Pete’s Sake/Bill Shay

CHESHIRE — Memorial, the fifth annual golf tournament, to benefit St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Cheshire, will take place Monday, July 10, at Tunxis Plantation Country Club, at 87 Town Farm Road in Farmington. Registration and a putting contest begin at 8:30 a.m. along with coffee and danish. Warm up with complimentary range balls. The tournament commences with a Shot-Gun start at 10 a.m. These are also prizes for tournament placement and on course contests.

For more information, contact the Rev. Ray Andersen (retired) at 203 213-8559 or at rayback9@cox.net.

SAT prep

The Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St., will present SAT Prep, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 18. Topics covered will include how and when to start preparing for the SAT, how standardized testing fits within the broader context of college admissions, additional testing options, and SAT 2 subject test strategy. The talk will last for 35-45 minutes, with 15 minutes of open questions to follow. Seating is limited and registration is required. Register at www.cheshirelibrary.org or call 203-272-2245, ext. 4.

The Bobcat

The Cheshire Public Library has scheduled a program on The Bobcat: Connecticut’s Secretive Wild Cat, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 19. This presentation focuses on the natural history of bobcats in our state, an overview of bobcat habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction, and current research efforts. Seating is limited and registration is required at www.cheshirelibrary.org or call 203-272-2245, ext. 4.

Do it yourself

Do It Yourself: Backsplash, will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at the Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St. Join Jenn, of Home Depot, Milldale, show us how to put up backsplash. Seating is limited and registration is required. Register at www.cheshirelibrary.org or call 203-272-2245, ext. 4.

Youth literacy

Cheshire Youth Services is now enrolling rising first through third graders in its Summer Youth Literacy Program at the Yellow House. This program partners young readers with high school students to share a joy of reading. Three sessions that run two days per week will be offered. Session “A” will run 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. starting July 10 and run through Aug. 9. Session “B” will run from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. starting July 11 through July 27. And session “C” will run from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. starting Aug. 1 through Aug. 17. Each session is limited to 20 young readers. For more information, call Cheshire Youth Services at 203-271-6690 or email yellowhouse@cheshirect.org by Friday, June 30.


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