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Enfield Firefighters Association to host benefit dinner for Ben Carlton

Enfield — ENFIELD – The Enfield Firefighters Association is hosting a benefit dinner in support of Enfield Fire District No. 1 Firefighter Ben Carlton at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Enfield Fire Station 2, 199 Weymouth Road.

Carlton was recently diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. Carlton has been a member of the Enfield Fire Department since 1996 and he also serves as a public safety dispatcher for the Town of Enfield and an EMT with the East Windsor Ambulance Association.

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The Enfield Firefighters Association is hosting a benefit dinner to raise money for the Carlton family, Ben, his wife Katie, and their two sons, Jake and Zachary. All proceeds raised will go directly to the Carltons.

At the dinner, there will also be beer, wine and raffles. Limited beer and wine will be provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own drinks.

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Tickets to attend are $20 per person. Those wishing to buy tickets are encouraged to do so ahead of the dinner and can contact the following. Call Matt Mucci at Enfield Fire Station 2, 199 Weymouth Road, at 860-741-3114. Call Chris Ellis at Enfield Fire Station 1, 200 Phoenix Ave., at 860-745-1878. Call Jeff Peterson at 860-280-4449. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Artists sought for Piedmont Art Show

SOMERS – The Somers Cultural Commission is looking for professional and amateur artists to enter their art work in the upcoming annual Regional Juried Piedmont Art Show.

Entries will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, and Saturday, Aug. 27, at Piedmont Hall, 604 Main St. Cost per entry is $25 for one piece and $15 for each additional piece. For additional information or to request an entry form, visit www.somersct.gov or contact Neil at 860-749-4924.

Enfield Library hosting programs with animals, Bingo, more

ENFIELD – The Enfield Public Library, 104 Middle Road, is hosting the following events. Call 860-763-7518 or visit https://www.enfieldpubliclibrary.org/ for more information.

At 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12, meet live animal ambassadors. Animal Embassy will present From Land to Sea where you will learn about animals from your backyard to Long Island Sound. Meet a pig, a tortoise, an owl, frogs and more. Free tickets are available for children ages four and up. Visit https://tinyurl.com/mryccrma to obtain tickets.

Family Bingo Night will take place on Friday, Aug. 12, at 6:30 p.m. Win prizes at this free drop-in program. Front lobby doors open at 6 p.m.

The ‘Read Beyond the Beaten Path’ summer finale will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 11:30 a.m. Bring a blanket and a picnic lunch, play lawn games and sing and dance to music from the band Sunny Train. This drop-in program is for all ages.

A concert featuring Liz Reed and Time of Day will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, on the library lawn. Bring blankets and chairs. The concert will be moved indoors if there is excessive heat or rain.

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Car show, Next Step registration taking place at Asnuntuck

ENFIELD – Asnuntuck Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center is hosting a car show on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The day will also include a college-wide Next Step Saturday registration event beginning at 9 a.m. Tours of the advanced manufacturing center will be held.

The car show, located in the college’s back parking lot, near the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center building, will include music by Cruisin with Bruce Marshall. All owners are welcome to bring their cars free of charge, with no pre-registration and there is no charge to the public to come and view the cars. The car show has a rain date of Aug. 20, with the Open House and registration day taking place rain or shine on the 13th.

The Next Step Saturday assists new and continuing students apply and register for the fall semester. There will be advising assistance and staff will be on campus to assist with questions regarding financial aid and registration.

Participants will also be able to learn about the college’s more than 50 academic programs, in addition to Asnuntuck’s Advanced Manufacturing program.

If you are interested in attending Asnuntuck but have not yet applied, complete the application at Asnuntuck.edu/admissions/how-to-enroll ahead of time to maximize your time during the visit.

If you would like to meet with an academic advisor during the event, an appointment is encouraged, but not required. Follow the steps for new or continuing students at Asnuntuck.edu/advising and email the advising office for an appointment at as-advising@asnuntuck.edu. Visit asnuntuck.edu/nextstepsaturday for more information. The college’s fall semester begins on Aug. 29.

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Students do not need to wait until Aug. 13 to enroll. Registration is now open for the fall semester and students are encouraged to apply before the event.

Opera House Players presents ‘The Little Mermaid’

ENFIELD – ‘The Little Mermaid,’ presented by Opera House Players, will take place Aug. 12 to 14 and 19 to 21 at Enfield Annex, 124 North Maple St. The shows will run at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

This is the summer theater production for young performers. Tickets are $23 for adults and $19 for under 12/over 60/students. Visit www.operahouseplayers.org/tickets or call the box office at 860-292-6068. For group discounts for 10-plus tickets, call the box office.


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