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SIMSBURY — Beth Caruso, author of "One of Windsor: The Untold Story of America's First Witch Hanging," will talk about this tragic and important event in America's colonial history and about her extensive historical research to find out about the victim, Alice Young of Windsor. She brings to life the story of Alice, hanged as a witch on May 26, 1647, in this fictionalized story of Connecticut's first witch hanging.

The talk will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 725 Hopmeadow St. Registration through the library is requested by calling 860-658-7663.

First Friday Dinners

AVON — A First Friday dinner at Avon Congregational Church, 6 W. Main St., will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6.

The menu features chicken parmesan lying on a bed of light marinara sauce, side entrees and a collection of desserts. Eat in or take out is available.

Dinners are $13 for adults and $7 for children 10 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the church office or at the door. A portion of the proceeds benefit ShelterBox, an organization that provides international and U.S. disaster relief by proving temporary shelters and supplies to displaced families.

Tablescapes 2018

AVON — The Avon Historical Society is inviting all decorators, designers, florists and others who are creative to participate in Tablescapes, a fundraiser to be held on March 23 and 24, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the historic North House.

Tablescapes is an opportunity to create and display table settings of various themes for the public to enjoy. This local event is open to anyone in the Farmington Valley to show off their skill in table settings, fresh floral arrangements, centerpieces and accessories on one of 25 five-foot round tables in the Belle Ballroom of the historic North House at the bottom of Avon Mountain on Route 44.

There is no cost to rent a table, however there is criteria such as fresh flowers and a theme must be submitted prior to the event to avoid duplication. The society encourages individuals or groups such as garden clubs to participate in this first of its kind event in the Valley.

Artists who wish to explore a theme using a table setting and decorations as a canvas are encouraged to participate.

Anyone with questions may contact Mary Harrop at 860-670-3225, mcharrop@yahoo.com or Sharon Genovese at moldit16@aol.com or 860-559-2263. The deadline to sign up is Nov. 15.

Free Career Workshops

FARMINGTON — The community is invited to the following free career workshops at Tunxis Community College in the 700 Building, Tunxis Library Classroom, 271 Scott Swamp Road. Email skapros@tunxis.edu to register.

All workshops begin at 10 a.m. on the following dates: Oct. 17, Oct. 24, Nov. 14, and Dec. 5. Topics are, in order of appearance, resume writing, interviewing skills, networking with LinkedIn, creating a resume with your iPhone and social media and your personal brand.

Avon's World War II History

AVON — Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Avon Library, Katie Kukiolczynski, CCSU MA History graduate, was hired to process, scan, and summarize the World War II newsletter collection with the Marion Hunter History Room of the Avon Library.

Visit http://bit.ly/2vBxPMJ to view the collection, which consists of 14 resident-created newsletters spanning the years 1943-1946. The newsletters were intended for Avon soldiers, and were sent to them wherever they were stationed, either at home or abroad, as well as to their families in Avon. In addition to uploading the actual newsletters, Kukiolczynski detailed military commendations and created highlights of each issue. The newsletters also included some local town gossip and news for soldiers to stay up to date on current happenings around town, so Avon was always a part of them wherever they were.

Senior Bowling League Seeks New Members

SIMSBURY — The Farmington Valley Senior Bowling League invites all area bowlers ages 55 and older to join its Tuesday afternoon league, as a regular member or as a substitute. The team meets at Blue Fox Rock & Bowl on Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury, near the Granby line, from 12:45 to approximately 3 p.m., from mid-September into May.

All levels of ability are welcome. For more information, call Carol Scoville at 860-676-2711.

Coloring For Adults

AVON — The Avon Free Public Library presents Coloring for Adults on Wednesdays this fall. All supplies will be provided. The program will be held in the first floor atrium on Oct. 11 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

No registration; just drop in. The library is at 281 Country Club Road. For more information, call 860-673-9712, ext. 246.

Drop-In Genealogy

AVON — Free drop-in genealogy at the Avon Public Library, 281 Country Club Road, will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: Nov. 1 and Dec. 6. Beginners are welcome. Marilyn Giese will provide assistance to those who attend.

Teen Job Center

SIMSBURY — The Simsbury Public Library and Simsbury Main Street Partnership are proud to combine efforts and offer the Teen Job Center, a joint effort designed to match teens looking for work with area businesses looking for help. They are currently accepting both teen job applications and business help requests.

The positions available will depend on local business needs and may include summer or year-long employment, paid or unpaid internships, or work study opportunities. Sara Ray, Teen Services Librarian at the Simsbury Public Library, will match interests and availability based on the applications received.

Visit http://www.simsburylibrary.info/teen/teen-job-center/ to fill out a teen job application or a business application.

Teens may contact Sara Ray at 860-658-7663 or email sarar@simsburylibrary.info. Businesses can contact Sarah Nielsen, Executive Director, Simsbury Main Street Partnership, at simmainst@sbcglobal.net.

Rotary Club

SIMSBURY — The Simsbury Granby Rotary Club meets every Thursday at 7:15 a.m. at the Hop Meadow Country Club, 85 Firetown Road. For membership information contact Club President Ed LaMontagne at edjlam@comcast.net.

Christian Science Reading Room

WEST HARTFORD — The Christian Science Church (First Church of Christ, Scientist) announced the relocation of its Reading Room from the church building at 235 Scarborough St., Hartford, to 8 North Main St., West Hartford, marking its return to West Hartford Center.

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