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May
9
Sat
“Stamp Out Hunger” National USPS food drive @ Town of East Windsor
May 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Stamp Out Hunger food drive poster for 2020

Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation.

Led by letter carriers represented by the National Association of Letter Carriers (AFL-CIO), with help from rural letter carriers, other postal employees and other volunteers, the drive has delivered more than one billion pounds of food the past 25 years.Employees holding food drive banner

Carriers collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and in post offices and deliver them to local community food banks, pantries and shelters. Nearly 1,500 NALC branches in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands are involved.

The United States Postal Service, National Association of Letter Carriers, National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, AFL-CIO, United Way, Valassis, Valpak Direct Marketing Systems, CVS Health, Kellogg’s, and United Food and Commercial Workers International Union are all supporting this year’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

Mail carrier accepting food donation from child

To donate, just place a box or can of non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers mail on the second Saturday in May. The carrier will do the rest. The food is sorted, and delivered to an area food bank or pantry, where it is available for needy families.

One in eight Americans face hunger every day in America. This drive is one way you can help those in your own city or town who need help.

** Please note that Five Corner Cupboard (Our Local Food Pantry) does benefit from this- with a letters carrier Drive 4p-6p at South Windsor Post office Clark Street South Windsor CT 06074 to collect “Overflow” donations.

“Tag Sale” benefits 5 Corner Cupboard Food Pantry @ 5 Corner Cupboard Food Pantry
May 9 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Lots of Good Items fopr sale and  will be beneficial to the 5 Corner Cupboard as wish to Assist Jason Ellsworth with his Medical Expenses- Please stop by and choose your Treasures! No photo description available.

May
10
Sun
Mother’s Day Free Admission with paying child or adult @ Ct Trolley Museum
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

MAY10

Mother’s Day Free Admission with paying child or adult

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The Connecticut Trolley Museum is excited to honor Mothers and Grandmothers free admission with a paying adult or child admission.

Spend a few hours with the family while enjoying all the Museum has to offer. Take as many trolley rides as you would like operated by period dressed motormen. Learn historic information about each car you ride and how the museum began. Inside the Visitor Center you will find more static trolley cars and artifacts, a theater showing a short film about trolleys and a gift shop to buy that ‘special’ souvenir. On the same grounds is the Connecticut Fire Museum complete with antique fire trucks and apparatus. All activities and Fire Truck Museum entrance is included with your admission price.
Admission prices are $11 for Adults, $10 for Seniors (62+), Children (ages 4-12) $8, children (ages 3 & under) free. The Museum is open from 10am-4:30pm, for more information visit www.ct-trolley.org or call 860-627-6540. The Connecticut Trolley Museum is located at 58 North Road (Rt. 140) and is a short 15 minutes north of Hartford or a short 15 minutes south of Springfield.

May
16
Sat
Spring Fling (Beer & Wine Tasting) @ CT Trolley Museum
May 16 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

MAY16

Spring Fling (Beer & Wine Tasting)

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Sample wine and beer from local wineries and breweries while enjoying all the Museum has to offer including live music. Stay posted for which Food Trucks will be on-site. Cost will be $20 for adults and seniors (21+) which will cover admission to the museum and the tastings. Children ages 3 and under free, ages 4-12 $8 and ages 13+ $11.

Stay posted for the list of breweries, wineries, food trucks and bands.

Additionally, take as many trolley rides as you would like operated by period dressed motormen. Learn historic information about each car you ride and how the museum began. Inside the Visitor Center you will find static trolley cars and artifacts and a gift shop to buy that ‘special’ souvenir. On the same grounds is the Connecticut Fire Truck Museum complete with antique fire trucks and apparatus. All activities, tastings and Fire Truck Museum entrance is included with your admission price.

The event runs from 11am-3pm with the museum open from 10:00am-4:30pm. For more information visit www.ct-trolley.org or call 860-627-6540.

The Connecticut Trolley Museum is located at 58 North Road (Rt. 140) and is a short 15 minutes north of Hartford or a short 15 minutes south of Springfield.

Jun
4
Thu
Celebrate and Network- 50 Years Aqua Pool & Patio @ Aqua Pool & Patio
Jun 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jun
5
Fri
New Date June 5th -Talk About a Murder! (Asnuntuck’s Foundation Murder Mystery Dinner @ Asnuntuck Community College
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Talk About a Murder! is the theme for this year’s Foundation event to be held on Friday, March 27, 2020 at the Asnuntuck Community College Banquet & Conference Center.
Proceeds from the event benefit student scholarships and programs at Asnuntuck Community College.
Charles Miller and Robyn Lee Miller, ShopRite of Enfield are the Chairpersons of this year’s event. Committee members include: Carmela Brennan, Cheryl Chiasson, Vicki Clark, Julie Cotnoir, Robert Earley, Jennifer Gray, Amy Howard, Kim Quinn, Mary McCarthy, Lisa Reda, Suzanne Romano and Nicole Stephensen.
Reservations for Talk About A Murder are $85.00 and include social hour, delicious entrees including prime rib and roast turkey carving stations, seafood, pasta and delectable dessert, as well as silent and live auctions. A tax-deductible donation is also included.
Sponsorships are available from $2,500 to $125 and include a variety of marketing opportunities and guest reservations. For more information, please call event organizer Chris Casey of Chris Casey Concepts at 860.698.6267 or email cwsmcasey@gmail.com. To sponsor or attend the event, please click on the button below.
Jun
6
Sat
Fire Truck Show & First Responders Day @ CT Trolley Museum
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

JUN 6

Fire Truck Show & First Responders Day

Image may contain: 1 person, child and outdoorThe Fire Truck Show and First Responders Day will give visitors the opportunity to get up close and personal with all aspects of the firefighting industry and the opportunity to meet First Responders and their equipment.

During your visit you will also learn more about the Fire Truck Museum collection along with local Fire Departments’ equipment & vehicles. Don’t miss your opportunity to sit in real fire trucks, try on Firefighter’s turnout gear and take home a souvenir kids fire hat.

Ride selected trolleys from our incredible collection, navigate through the Visitors Center packed full of historic trolleys & dress up as a junior motorman at the imagination station. You can ride the Trolley cars as many times as you would like! For the convenience of all, food and refreshments will be available for purchase.

The Connecticut Trolley Museum is located at 58 North Road (Rt. 140) and is a short 15 minutes north of Hartford or a short 15 minutes south of Springfield. The Museum will be open from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Admission is $13.00 for ages 13 and up, $12.00 for seniors 62 and up, $11.00 for ages 4-12 and $4 for ages 3 and under. Connecticut Trolley Museum members receive half off admission. For more information, visit ct-trolley.org or call (860) 627-6540.

Jun
10
Wed
Business of Year Celebration (Syme Family Farm) @ Broad Brook Opera House
Jun 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Image may contain: text East Windsor Chamber of Commerce is very excited this year as we Honor Syme Family Farm as Our East Windsor Business of the Year at East Windsor Chamber of Commerce’s 25th Annual Meeting to be held at the Newly Revitalized Broad Brook Opera House with Delicious Appetizers provided by Merlot on the Water.

Image may contain: flower, plant and textThis event is Open to the Public and are Inviting All who wish to Celebrate with Syme Family Farm to Join Us as we Present this Award.

The evening includes Tasty Appetizers(cash bar), Election of 2020-21 Officers and Board members of the Chamber followed by this Prestigious Award.

The Syme Family Farm will join our recent Past Recipients such as Stanton Equipment,JR Russo & Associates, Golden Gavel Auction and Windsor Federal Savings which have had a Positive Impact on the East Windsor Community as a whole.

The evening will start at 5pm with a Social Hour(or so) followed by the Celebration program and Presentation of the 2020 East Windsor Business of the Year Award of Syme Family Farm.

An RSVP is requested to jim@eastwindsorchamber.com by June 5th.

Syme Family Farm is on the Reasons that East Windsor is “Where The Sun Rises” on Business and Community.

For more info you may contact the email or Jimbo at 860 221 8821.

Syme Family Farm
Broad Brook Opera House 

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Merlot on the Water

Jun
13
Sat
CONN Open House Day at CT Trolley Museum @ CT Trolley Museum
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

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JUN 13

CONN Open House Day

CT Trolley Museum will participate in the 16th Annual Connecticut Open House Day – a unified celebration of the state’s fascinating world of art, history, and tourism – on June 13, 2020. During this one-day event, CT Trolley Museum, along with more than 200 other organizations and attractions throughout the state, will open its doors and offer special incentives (discounts, free admission, free gifts, special offers, etc.) to visitors.

This exciting statewide event, sponsored by the Connecticut Office of Tourism (COT), is designed to broaden awareness among residents of Connecticut’s exceptional cultural and tourism assets and encourage them to become ambassadors who share their newfound discoveries with visiting family and friends.

Receive free admission with one paid admission, higher price prevails. To qualify for any Open House Day special, all visitors must
show a valid Connecticut driver’s license.

Connecticut Open House Day also includes opportunities to become a Connecticut Ambassador as part of COT’s Ambassador Program, an ongoing initiative designed to cultivate pride among residents in the state’s many diverse historic, arts, tourism and
entertainment treasures. For more information about Connecticut Open House Day, visit www.CTvisit.com or call 1-888-CTvisit.

The Connecticut Electric Railway Association, Inc. is the owner and operator of the Connecticut Trolley Museum. Founded in October 1940, it is the nation’s oldest incorporated organization dedicated to the preservation of the trolley era.

As a non-profit institution, its educational and historical aim is the establishment of a full scale operating street and interurban railroad system with the appropriate accessory equipment and buildings, to recreate an important phase of New England’s business and social life from 1890 to 1949. A three-mile round trip streetcar ride with an educational narrative is provided to the museum’s visitors during their visit. All work at the museum, except for one paid employee in the museum office, is done by volunteers. There are over 70 pieces or rail equipment owned by the museum, some of them dating as far back as 1869. This collection is made up of passenger and freight streetcars, elevated railway cars, interurban cars, service cars, locomotives (diesel and electric), passenger and freight railroad cars, and other pieces of miscellaneous railway equipment.

Jun
21
Sun
Father’s Day Behind the Scenes Tour @ CT Trolley Museum
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

JUN 21

Father’s Day Behind the Scenes Tour

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“Behind-the-Scenes” tour will give visitors the opportunity to take a close-up look at some of the current restoration projects including Connecticut Company #3001, Brooklyn Rapid Transit #169 & Northern Ohio Traction & Light Co. #1500 ‘Northern’. Additionally, tour the grounds that are normally closed off to visitors with a Museum guide.

During your visit you will also learn more about our sixteen Firetrucks and Fire alarm office with a working 1904 Gamewell panel fire alarm system that is actively used at the Museum.

Get up close and personal as you climb aboard selected Trolleys from our incredible collection. Tour our Visitor Center full of historic trolleys. Pack a picnic lunch and come and spend some time with the family. You can ride the Trolley cars as many times as you would like!

Dads and Granddads receive FREE admission when accompanied by a paying adult or child.

Admission is $13.00 for ages 13 and up, $12.00 for seniors (62 and up), $11.00 for ages 4-12 and $4 for ages 3 and under. Museum Members receive half off admission.

The Connecticut Trolley Museum is located at 58 North Road (Rt. 140) and is a short 15 minutes north of Hartford or a short 15 minutes south of Springfield.