The Cheshire Land Trust has scheduled a Day at Ives Farm for Saturday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event features baby animals, horses, Touch-a-Truck, letterboxing, bounce house, live music by Arrowhead, Rob & Terri and friends, a Cheshire Historical Society presentation and more. Food will be available for purchase. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 24. Ives Farm is located at 1585 Cheshire St.
The Cheshire Public Library, will present Job Search, Tune In and Tune Up, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 104 Main St. At this interactive workshop, you will learn about: your emotional, social and/or physical barriers; how to move beyond your barriers; winning strategies of the successful job seeker. Learn how to manage through the phases of job loss. Presenter: Deborah Krawiec, is a National Certified Counselor, who has worked in the field of outplacement for over 20 years.
Organizing for those downsizing
Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St., presents Organizing for Those Downsizing, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28. Are you thinking of downsizing to a smaller home or apartment? Join in as Elaine C. Turek, a declutter specialist, describes the techniques you need to organize the maze of clutter. Seating is limited and registration is required. Register at www.cheshirelibrary.org or call 203-272-2245, ext. 4.
Cut the Cord, Options for TV Without Cable
The Cheshire Public Library presents Cut the Cord: Options for TV Without Cable, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at 104 Main St. In this lecture-style class, we will discuss: What it means to cut the cord; The type of internet you need to cut the cord; The various streaming devices that allow you to watch TV without a cable subscription; And the various streaming services that provide your favorite shows and movies on demand. Seating is limited and registration is required. Register at www.cheshirelibrary.org or call 203-272-2245, ext. 4.
Passover, will take place Sunday, Oct. ,1 at White Oak Baptist Church, 120 Main St. Messiah in the Passover will be conducted by Dr. Mitch Glaser of Chosen People Ministries. Using a traditional Passover Seder table, Dr. Glaser will explain the symbolic meanings of the various items of the Passover feast and highlight their relationship to the Last Supper that Messiah celebrated with the disciples. Messiah in the Passover is open to the public and White Oak Baptist Church would like to invite the Christian as well as the Jewish community to attend. For more information, call 203-272-6344. An offering will be received.
Cookbook Club: Indian Food
The Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St., presents Cookbook Club: Indian Food, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2. Bring a prepared Indian dish, along with copies of your recipe(s), and the cookbook(s) you used to our October Cookbook Club meeting. Must be at least 18 years of age or older to participate. By attending the program, participants acknowledge that they may choose to consume food that has not been prepared in a commercial kitchen. Seating is limited and registration is required. Register at www.cheshirelibrary.org or call 203-272-2245, ext. 4.
Cheshire World War I Digitization Day
The Cheshire Public Library will be partnering with the Connecticut State Library to host a World War I Digitization Day from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the library, 104 Main St. Area residents are being asked to find their World War I related items and stories that might be tucked away in drawers or trunks so they can be included in this important archive. For more information, contact Bill Basel at (203) 272-2245, ext. 33008 or firstname.lastname@example.org - or Christine Pittsley at (860) 757-6517 or CTinWW1@ct.gov. To learn more about the Remembering World War One project or other upcoming events, visit http://ctinworldwar1.org/digitization-days/.
Simplifying the college financial aid process
CHESHIRE — The Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St., presents Simplifying the College Financial Aid Process, at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, with Jennifer Philips, financial aid counselor. She will provide parents and students of all ages with tips on securing the best possible financial aid package. Seating is limited and registration is required. Register at www.cheshirelibrary.org or call 203-272-2245, ext. 4.
Bring Your Own Craft
The Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St., presents Bring Your Own Craft, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. Coloring, stitching, drawing, stamping, scrapbooking, if it’s crafty, bring it in. We will meet most every first Thursday of the month. Some supplies will be provided for this adult program. Seating is limited and registration is required. Register at www.cheshirelibrary.org or call 203-272-2245, ext. 4.
Music In Motion
The Cheshire High School Music Department and Cheshire High School Band Parents’ Association, Inc. will be hosting 14 area high school and college Marching Bands at the CHS Football Field on Oct. 7. Open to the public. The gate opens at 3 p.m. and the show begins at 4 p.m. General admission. Visit www.ramband.com for more information.
Medicare and Beyond
Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St., presents Medicare and Beyond, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 6 p.m. Are you turning 65 or just confused about Medicare? This seminar, presented by Lou Pelletier of American Senior Benefits will educate you on the options and programs available. Seating is limited and registration is required. Register at www.cheshirelibrary.org or call 203-272-2245, ext. 4.
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.
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.
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. 11, 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.
It happened in Connecticut
The Cheshire Public Library presents It Happened in Connecticut, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at 104 Main St. Witchcraft trials, a serial murderer who inspired a popular movie and a bizarre vagabond who has fascinated people for 150 years are three amazing yet true stories from the State’s past that independent historian Diana Ross McCain will recount in her talk. Seating is limited and registration is required. Register at www.cheshirelibrary.org or call 203-272-2245, ext. 4.
Annual Cemetery tour
The Historical Society has planned its annual cemetery tour fundraiser on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13 and 14, with tours every 15 minutes starting at 5 p.m. Dead men (and women) tell no tales until Cheshire’s Historic Hillside Cemetery opens after dark just once a year. Spirits Alive Historic Hillside Cemetery Lantern Tour has all new stories. More than seven hundred tea lights will illuminate the path. Guests will be guided by lantern among the tombstones to hear firsthand accounts of the lives of the dearly departed conveyed by actors. In 2017, Cheshire’s forgotten history is revealed as we unearth true stories of local history including that of sea captains, smugglers and privateers; whispers of witchcraft; the dark story of Lock 12; an epidemic more deadly than the Black Plague; the hobo and his mystery; the spinsters with a mission; and more. Limited tickets available as tour groups are fixed in size. The event is sponsored by the Cheshire Historical Society and is a fun way to learn about our local history. Spirits Alive puts the spirit into Cheshire’s local history. Purchase tickets on-line via the Cheshire Historical Society website at cheshirehistory.org. For more information contact Society President Diane Calabro at (203) 250-9350.
Sigh Saver Day
On Oct. 15, the Cheshire Lions Club is conducting its annual Sight Saver Day at the Cheshire Stop & Shop, 275 Highland Ave., from 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Besides monetary donations, the Lions are collecting used eye glasses and hearing aids. Drop off locations will be at both entrances to the store. Used eyeglasses and hearing aids are refurbished and distributed worldwide to needy individuals. For more information, please contact me at (203) 988-7157. Thank you.
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
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.