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Coventry Community Update: August 2013

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COVENTRY COMMUNITY UPDATE: August 2013
…a periodic update of news and events around town.

MANAGER’S MONTHLY MEMO:
You blink and it’s over, summer that it. It’s hard to start thinking about fall but August brings back to school, hurricane threats and cooler nights. This month will be about the summer projects list:

  1. Energy:  If you were part of the Town’s Opt-in Electrical program with Direct Energy, you need to make a decision. The program is ending in August. Your choices are:
    1. Do nothing and you will be placed in the Direct Energy variable rate.
    2. Call Direct Energy and accept their offer of an 18-month fixed rate at 7.99¢.
    3. Call Direct Energy and cancel and take no further action, and be sent back to CL&P’s standard offer (currently 7.573¢ per kWh until December.)
    4. Call Direct Energy and cancel and select another energy supplier. See the Energize CT website for alternatives.

The Town urges you to take action now to avoid Option 1.

  1. Preparation: Sign up for Emergency Alerts through the Town website. Select both CoventryAlerts, CT Alerts, and if you want, items such as Weather, Road & Beach Closures and News Flash. Also consider a weather alert for your smart phone. Tornadoes are too fast to send out e-blast warnings.
  2. Enjoy: Catch some of the cultural events and concerts at Patriots Park.
    1. Check out the Farmers’ Market.
    2. Reserve a kayak (free) from the Recreation Department to enjoy the lake.
    3. Watch a movie, play games or “Zombie Golf” at the Library… checking out a book to read is okay too.
    4. Walk your dog at Creaser Park or other trails. Download trail guides here.
    5. Enjoy a night out at our restaurants (click here for a list).
    6. Try something new at the Senior Center.

In other words, enjoy what the month of August offers.

UPCOMING TOWN MEETINGS:

Mon, 8/5:               Town Council, 7:30 PM, Town Hall Annex  

Thurs, 8/8:             Board of Education, 7:30 PM, Town Hall Annex

Mon, 8/12:             Planning & Zoning Commission, 7 PM, Town Hall Annex

Mon, 8/19:             Town Council, 7:30 PM, Town Hall Annex

Mon, 8/26:             Planning & Zoning Commission, 7 PM, Town Hall Annex

Weds, 8/28:          Inland Wetlands Agency, 7:30 PM, Town Hall Conference Room B

Thurs, 8/29:           Board of Education, 7:30 PM, Town Hall Annex (if agenda items warrant)

For a complete monthly calendar of other Board & Commission events, click here.


COMING EVENTS:

Thurs       8/1          Crafty Garden Critters, 1 & 2 PM, Booth & Dimock Memorial Library, 1134 Main Street. Be ready to get your hands dirty in this garden-themed art program. Decorate a cute critter rock to put outdoors and create colorful garden artwork to hang indoors. Please BYOR (bring your own rock) and dress for a mess. For ages 4+. Registration is required and begins July 18. Call 860-742-7606. Library website: www.coventrypl.org.

Thurs       8/1          Teen Movie Night, 5 PM, Booth & Dimock Memorial Library, 1134 Main Street. A themed snack will be provided. Teens are encouraged to bring other items for dinner. Call 860-742-7606 for movie title. Library website: www.coventrypl.org.

Thurs       8/1          Sunset Sounds Concert featuring Eight Mile River Band. 6:30 PM. Patriots Park Bandshell, 124 Lake Street. Bring a picnic and enjoy great music as the sun sets over Coventry Lake. Free.  Please no alcohol or pets. Lawn chairs welcome. Refreshments for sale.  Info: www.coventryrec.com.

Fri           8/2          Yoga for Seniors, Fridays 10:30 – 11:30 AM, Coventry Senior Center, 172 Lake Street. Join Yoga Instructor Bill Goodale on Fridays and stretch into summer!  Bill is trained in Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Anatomy & Physiology and Teaching Methodology.  He has also learned the tenets of chair yoga, and is prepared to tailor the class to people’s individual needs.  There is no charge for the class and no need to register.  More info: 860-742-3525.

Fri           8/2          Family Campout, Creaser Park, Case Road. Park opens at 4:45pm for set up, and activities throughout the evening will include: Duct Tape Crafts, Cornhole, Flashlight Tag, Campfire, Outdoor Movie, Bingo Scavenger Hunt, Hiking, and much more! Storytelling by Carolyn Stearns. Hot dogs & s'mores provided! Potluck for sides; sign up when registering. Please bring enough for at least 15-20 people to share. Co-Sponsored by Coventry Parks & Recreation & Cub Scout Pack 65.  $10. Register here.

Sun         8/4          Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market, 2012 “Dog Days”, 11 AM – 2PM, Nathan Hale Homestead, 2299 South Street. Info: www.coventryfarmersmarket.com.

Sun         8/4          Final month for two exciting exhibits at the Strong Porter Museum, 10 AM – 3 PM, 2382 South Street. Every Sunday until September 1st. “Baubles, lingerie, hats and clothing from the 50's” is in the East Room, showcasing what people wore during this period of time. The West Room features “Meet the Porters in 1863.” The Porter family lived in this house and farmed this land for 170 years. The room is set as if William Porter is about to have afternoon drinks with his son Thomas.  Imagine them discussing the latest news from the battlefields of the Civil War and perhaps the production of the Spencer Repeating Rifle, which you may see on display.  Also in the West Room is an exhibit on the story of Coventry's Libraries.  This year is the 100th Anniversary of the Booth & Dimock Library.  This exhibit explores the history that led up to its completion. Admission is free. More info: http://www.ctcoventryhistoricalsociety.org/.

Mon        8/5          Acrylic Art Class   10 AM – 12 PM, Coventry Senior Center, 172 Lake Street. Taught by local artist Nancy Bunnell, beginning and intermediate students are welcome and will learn to paint their own masterpieces with acrylic paint.  Emphasis will be on learning basic contour, value & color skills, and applying them to the creation of a painting.  Students are encouraged to choose their own ideas as they demonstrate these basic skills. The Fee is $48.00 for four 2-hour classes, and is payable directly to Nancy at the first class.  Classes on 8/5, 8/19, 9/9 & 9/23.  Please call the Center at 860-742-3525 for more information or to register.

Mon        8/5          Thank You Reception for Micah Welintukonis, 11:30 AM, Coventry Senior Center, 172 Lake Street.  Please join Coventry Seniors as we show our gratitude to Micah Welintukonis, who was severely injured while serving in Afghanistan and is now home safely.  A light pizza lunch will be provided, but please feel free to bring a side dish if you wish.  Please call the Center at 860-742-3525 to sign up by August 1st

Tues        8/6          Teen Gaming Night, 3-5 PM, Booth & Dimock Memorial Library, 1134 Main Street. Call 860-742-7606 for info. Library website: www.coventrypl.org.

Weds       8/7          Children’s Performance Series, “Red Supreme Productions Break Dance Workshop”, 1-2 PM, Patriots Park, 124 Lake Street. Explore new ways of thinking about dance and movement through this thrilling dance performance workshop! Kids are educated on the history, culture, foundation and various dance styles of hip hop.  Free! Sponsored by Coventry Parks & Recreation. More details here.

Thurs       8/8          “First Niagra Works” Benefits Program Presentation, 11 AM, Coventry Senior Center, 172 Lake Street. A representative from First Niagara Bank will be at the Senior Center to introduce their new First Niagara Works benefits program and answer your banking questions.  Join us for this informative presentation!  Refreshments will be provided.  Please call the Center at 860-742-3525 to register by August 5th.    

Thurs       8/8          Teen Movie Night, 5 PM, Booth & Dimock Memorial Library, 1134 Main Street. A themed snack will be provided. Teens are encouraged to bring other items for dinner. Call 860-742-7606 for movie title. Library website: www.coventrypl.org.

Fri           8/9          Summer Finale Reading Party, 5:30 PM, Booth & Dimock Memorial Library, 1134 Main Street. Celebrate the end of the summer reading program with a party at the library! Details TBA on our website at www.coventrypl.org.  For all ages.  Registration is required and begins July 26.

Sun         8/11         Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market, “Cocktails in the Barn”, 11 AM – 2PM, Nathan Hale Homestead, 2299 South Street. Info: www.coventryfarmersmarket.com.

Mon        8/12         Spa Day, 9 AM – 12 PM, Coventry Senior Center, 172 Lake Street. Michelle DeLuco of Kennedy & Co. Salon & Spa will offer spray bottle variety haircuts, clipper cuts and eyebrow or beard trimming. The price for haircuts is $10, payable directly to Michelle at the time of the appointment. Hope Charette of Hope & Wellness Salon will offer nail clipping, manicures & pedicures. The price for nail clipping is $10; add scrub and polish for an additional $10, payable directly to Hope at the time of the appointment. Please call 860-742-3525  to make an appointment or for more information.

Tues        8/13         Teen Gaming Night, 3-5 PM, Booth & Dimock Memorial Library, 1134 Main Street. Call 860-742-7606 for info. Library website: www.coventrypl.org.

Weds       8/14         Mobile Foodshare, 10-10:30 AM, First Congregational Church of Coventry, 1171 Main Street. Please bring your own bag. Info: 860-742-5689 or www.firstchurchcoventry.org.

Weds       8/14         Children’s Performance Series, “Camp Variety Spectacular”, 1-2 PM, Patriots Park Band Shell, 124 Lake Street. Join our own Camp Wangumbaug for a fun, variety-filled showcase of our community's youth! See singers, dancers, athletes and musicians do their thing on the Camp Wangumbaug stage! Free! Sponsored by Coventry Parks & Recreation. More details here.

Thurs       8/15         Teen Movie Night, 5 PM, Booth & Dimock Memorial Library, 1134 Main Street. A themed snack will be provided. Teens are encouraged to bring other items for dinner. Call 860-742-7606 for movie title. Library website: www.coventrypl.org.

Sun         8/18         Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market, “Youth Market Day”, 11 AM – 2PM, Nathan Hale Homestead, 2299 South Street. Info: www.coventryfarmersmarket.com.

Weds       8/21         Massage Therapy & Reflexology Sessions, 9 AM – 12 PM, Coventry Senior Center, 172 Lake Street.  Increase blood flow to all major organs and relieve muscle tension in your neck, shoulders & lower back with a 20 minute chair massage by Deb Turner, L.M.T. Or, treat your feet and increase joint mobility & balance through body awareness with a reflexology session.  There is a $15.00 fee payable directly to Deb at the time of the appointment. Please call the Senior Center at 860-742-3525 to schedule an appointment.

Fri           8/23         Teen End-of-Summer Party: Zombie Mini-Golf, 6-8 PM, Booth & Dimock Memorial Library, 1134 Main Street. Read 750 pages this summer and earn an invitation to Zombie Mini Golf with Pizza. You must have completed and logged your reading by August 10th. Registration is required. Full details will accompany invitation, please call the Teen Services department at the Library at 860-742-7606 for more information.

Sun         8/25         Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market, “Connecticut Heirloom Exposition”, 11 AM – 2PM, Nathan Hale Homestead, 2299 South Street. Info: www.coventryfarmersmarket.com.

Weds       8/28         First Day of School.

Weds       8/28         Mobile Foodshare, 10-10:30 AM, First Congregational Church of Coventry, 1171 Main Street. Please bring your own bag. Info: 860-742-5689 or www.firstchurchcoventry.org.

Thurs       8/29         YA for All Book Club, 7 PM, Booth & Dimock Memorial Library, 1134 Main Street. For teens, twenty-somethings and everyone else who loves and appreciates young adult literature. Join us for a brand new book club. The first selection will be Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. Copies will be available in August. Call 860-742-7606 for info. Library website: www.coventrypl.org. 

 

SERVE YOUR TOWN!  Opportunities exist to do meaningful volunteer work on many of our Town’s Boards and Commissions. Two commissions with current vacancies include the Conservation Commission and the Planning & Zoning Commission. If you are interested, you can fill out a Statement of Interest form online. The Town Council Steering Committee reviews these forms at their monthly meeting for action at the next full Town Council meeting.  Questions? Contact Lisa Thomas, Chair of the Steering Committee. For a current list of all Board and Commission vacancies, click here.

GEARING UP TO LEARN:  While Coventry youth are still looking forward to a few more weeks of summer vacation filled with fun and sun, Coventry Youth Services is busy getting ready to help them “gear up for school.” Through the “Gearing up to Learn” program, backpacks, school supplies and gift cards are available to Coventry families who meet income guidelines.  The supply is limited and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.  Parents must call 860-742-5324 to make an appointment with the Youth Services Coordinator.  Distribution dates will be Tuesday, August 20th, Wednesday, August 21st, and Thursday, August 22nd . All scheduled appointments will take place at the Human Services Department, Coventry Town Hall and no walk-ins will be accepted.


Each eligible student entering Kindergarten through 12th grade will receive a gift card to purchase school shoes as well as socks. Students can choose from the selection of backpacks available in the Human Services Office.

Donations of backpacks, lunchboxes, notebook paper, binders, folders, pencils, pens, crayons, etc. are graciously accepted and may be dropped in the office during regular business hours.

The Brick School House, intersection of Broadway and Goose Lane, will also be collecting school supplies for this program on the first and third Sundays of August from 1-4 PM. 

AUGUST HIGHLIGHTS ON PEGCENTRAL:  View our Town meetings and special programming at your leisure. Watch from your computer - no cable TV required! Click here to visit Pegcentral online.

To list your event in next month’s bulletin, contact Laura Stone at LStone@coventryct.org by the 15th of the month.

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COVENTRY COMMUNITY UPDATE: August 2013
…a periodic update of news and events around town.

MANAGER’S MONTHLY MEMO:
You blink and it’s over, summer that it. It’s hard to start thinking about fall but August brings back to school, hurricane threats and cooler nights. This month will be about the summer projects list:


Energy: If you were part of the Town’s Opt-in Electrical program with Direct Energy, you need to make a decision. The program is ending in August. Your choices are:

Do nothing and you will be placed in the Direct Energy variable rate.

Call Direct Energy and accept their offer of an 18-month fixed rate at 7.99¢.

Call Direct Energy and cancel and take no further action, and be sent back to CL&P’s standard offer (currently 7.573¢ per kWh until December.)

Call Direct Energy and cancel and select another energy supplier. See the Energize CT [http://www.energizect.com/compare-energy-suppliers/compare-supplier-options] website for alternatives.


The Town urges you to take action now to avoid Option 1.


Preparation: Sign up for Emergency Alerts through the Town website. Select both CoventryAlerts [https://ww2.everbridge.net/citizen/EverbridgeGateway.action?body=home&gis_alias_id=500791] , CT Alerts [http://www.ctalert.gov/ctalert/site/default.asp] , and if you want, items such as Weather, Road & Beach Closures and News Flash [http://ct-coventry.civicplus.com/list.aspx] . Also consider a weather alert for your smart phone. Tornadoes are too fast to send out e-blast warnings.


Enjoy: Catch some of the cultural events and concerts at Patriots Park.


Check out the Farmers’ Market [http://coventryfarmersmarket.com/] .

Reserve a kayak (free) from the Recreation Department [http://www.coventryrec.com/info/] to enjoy the lake.

Watch a movie, play games or “Zombie Golf” at the Library [http://www.coventrypl.org/] … checking out a book to read is okay too.

Walk your dog at Creaser Park [http://www.coventryrec.com/info/facilities/details.aspx?FacilityID=11437] or other trails. Download trail guides [http://www.coventryrec.com/info/facilities/details.aspx?FacilityID=11935] here.

Enjoy a night out at our restaurants (click here [http://ct-coventry.civicplus.com/BusinessDirectoryii.aspx?ysnShowAll=0&lngNewPage=0&txtLetter=&txtZipCode=&txtCity=&txtState=&txtBusinessName=&lngBusinessCategoryID=102&txtCustomField1=&txtCustomField2=&txtCustomField3=&txtCustomField4=&txtAreaCode=] for a list).

Try something new at the Senior Center [http://ct-coventry.civicplus.com/index.aspx?nid=136] .

In other words, enjoy what the month of August offers.

UPCOMING TOWN MEETINGS:


Mon, 8/5: Town Council, 7:30 PM, Town Hall Annex


Thurs, 8/8: Board of Education, 7:30 PM, Town Hall Annex


Mon, 8/12: Planning & Zoning Commission, 7 PM, Town Hall Annex


Mon, 8/19: Town Council, 7:30 PM, Town Hall Annex


Mon, 8/26: Planning & Zoning Commission, 7 PM, Town Hall Annex


Weds, 8/28: Inland Wetlands Agency, 7:30 PM, Town Hall Conference Room B


Thurs, 8/29: Board of Education, 7:30 PM, Town Hall Annex (if agenda items warrant)

For a complete monthly calendar of other Board & Commission events, click here [http://www.coventryct.org/calendar.aspx?CID=14,] .

COMING EVENTS:

Thurs 8/1 Crafty Garden Critters, 1 & 2 PM, Booth & Dimock Memorial Library, 1134 Main Street. Be ready to get your hands dirty in this garden-themed art program. Decorate a cute critter rock to put outdoors and create colorful garden artwork to hang indoors. Please BYOR (bring your own rock) and dress for a mess. For ages 4+. Registration is required and begins July 18. Call 860-742-7606. Library website: www.coventrypl.org [http://www.coventrypl.org/] .


Thurs 8/1 Teen Movie Night, 5 PM, Booth & Dimock Memorial Library, 1134 Main Street. A themed snack will be provided. Teens are encouraged to bring other items for dinner. Call 860-742-7606 for movie title. Library website: www.coventrypl.org [http://www.coventrypl.org/] .


Thurs 8/1 Sunset Sounds Concert featuring Eight Mile River Band. 6:30 PM. Patriots Park Bandshell, 124 Lake Street. Bring a picnic and enjoy great music as the sun sets over Coventry Lake. Free. Please no alcohol or pets. Lawn chairs welcome. Refreshments for sale. Info: www.coventryrec.com [http://www.coventryrec.com/] .


Fri 8/2 Yoga for Seniors, Fridays 10:30 – 11:30 AM, Coventry Senior Center, 172 Lake Street. Join Yoga Instructor Bill Goodale on Fridays and stretch into summer! Bill is trained in Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Anatomy & Physiology and Teaching Methodology. He has also learned the tenets of chair yoga, and is prepared to tailor the class to people’s individual needs. There is no charge for the class and no need to register. More info: 860-742-3525.


Fri 8/2 Family Campout, Creaser Park, Case Road. Park opens at 4:45pm for set up, and activities throughout the evening will include: Duct Tape Crafts, Cornhole, Flashlight Tag, Campfire, Outdoor Movie, Bingo Scavenger Hunt, Hiking, and much more! Storytelling by Carolyn Stearns. Hot dogs & s'mores provided! Potluck for sides; sign up when registering. Please bring enough for at least 15-20 people to share. Co-Sponsored by Coventry Parks & Recreation & Cub Scout Pack 65. $10. Register here [http://www.coventryrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=29385] .


Sun 8/4 Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market, 2012 “Dog Days”, 11 AM – 2PM, Nathan Hale Homestead, 2299 South Street. Info: www.coventryfarmersmarket.com [http://www.coventryfarmersmarket.com/] .


Sun 8/4 Final month for two exciting exhibits at the Strong Porter Museum, 10 AM – 3 PM, 2382 South Street. Every Sunday until September 1st. “Baubles, lingerie, hats and clothing from the 50's” is in the East Room, showcasing what people wore during this period of time. The West Room features “Meet the Porters in 1863.” The Porter family lived in this house and farmed this land for 170 years. The room is set as if William Porter is about to have afternoon drinks with his son Thomas. Imagine them discussing the latest news from the battlefields of the Civil War and perhaps the production of the Spencer Repeating Rifle [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spencer_repeating_rifle] , which you may see on display. Also in the West Room is an exhibit on the story of Coventry's Libraries. This year is the 100th Anniversary of the Booth & Dimock Library [http://www.coventrypl.org/] . This exhibit explores the history that led up to its completion. Admission is free. More info: http://www.ctcoventryhistoricalsociety.org/ [http://www.ctcoventryhistoricalsociety.org/] .


Mon 8/5 Acrylic Art Class 10 AM – 12 PM, Coventry Senior Center, 172 Lake Street. Taught by local artist Nancy Bunnell, beginning and intermediate students are welcome and will learn to paint their own masterpieces with acrylic paint. Emphasis will be on learning basic contour, value & color skills, and applying them to the creation of a painting. Students are encouraged to choose their own ideas as they demonstrate these basic skills. The Fee is $48.00 for four 2-hour classes, and is payable directly to Nancy at the first class. Classes on 8/5, 8/19, 9/9 & 9/23. Please call the Center at 860-742-3525 for more information or to register.


Mon 8/5 Thank You Reception for Micah Welintukonis, 11:30 AM, Coventry Senior Center, 172 Lake Street. Please join Coventry Seniors as we show our gratitude to Micah Welintukonis, who was severely injured while serving in Afghanistan and is now home safely. A light pizza lunch will be provided, but please feel free to bring a side dish if you wish. Please call the Center at 860-742-3525 to sign up by August 1st.


Tues 8/6 Teen Gaming Night, 3-5 PM, Booth & Dimock Memorial Library, 1134 Main Street. Call 860-742-7606 for info. Library website: www.coventrypl.org [http://www.coventrypl.org/] .


Weds 8/7 Children’s Performance Series, “Red Supreme Productions Break Dance Workshop”, 1-2 PM, Patriots Park, 124 Lake Street. Explore new ways of thinking about dance and movement through this thrilling dance performance workshop! Kids are educated on the history, culture, foundation and various dance styles of hip hop. Free! Sponsored by Coventry Parks & Recreation. More details here [http://www.coventryct.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=150&month=8&year=2013&day=7&calType=0] .


Thurs 8/8 “First Niagra Works” Benefits Program Presentation, 11 AM, Coventry Senior Center, 172 Lake Street. A representative from First Niagara Bank will be at the Senior Center to introduce their new First Niagara Works benefits program and answer your banking questions. Join us for this informative presentation! Refreshments will be provided. Please call the Center at 860-742-3525 to register by August 5th.


Thurs 8/8 Teen Movie Night, 5 PM, Booth & Dimock Memorial Library, 1134 Main Street. A themed snack will be provided. Teens are encouraged to bring other items for dinner. Call 860-742-7606 for movie title. Library website: www.coventrypl.org [http://www.coventrypl.org/] .


Fri 8/9 Summer Finale Reading Party, 5:30 PM, Booth & Dimock Memorial Library, 1134 Main Street. Celebrate the end of the summer reading program with a party at the library! Details TBA on our website at www.coventrypl.org [http://www.coventrypl.org/] . For all ages. Registration is required and begins July 26.


Sun 8/11 Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market, “Cocktails in the Barn”, 11 AM – 2PM, Nathan Hale Homestead, 2299 South Street. Info: www.coventryfarmersmarket.com [http://www.coventryfarmersmarket.com/] .


Mon 8/12 Spa Day, 9 AM – 12 PM, Coventry Senior Center, 172 Lake Street. Michelle DeLuco of Kennedy & Co. Salon & Spa will offer spray bottle variety haircuts, clipper cuts and eyebrow or beard trimming. The price for haircuts is $10, payable directly to Michelle at the time of the appointment. Hope Charette of Hope & Wellness Salon will offer nail clipping, manicures & pedicures. The price for nail clipping is $10; add scrub and polish for an additional $10, payable directly to Hope at the time of the appointment. Please call 860-742-3525 to make an appointment or for more information.


Tues 8/13 Teen Gaming Night, 3-5 PM, Booth & Dimock Memorial Library, 1134 Main Street. Call 860-742-7606 for info. Library website: www.coventrypl.org [http://www.coventrypl.org/] .


Weds 8/14 Mobile Foodshare, 10-10:30 AM, First Congregational Church of Coventry, 1171 Main Street. Please bring your own bag. Info: 860-742-5689 or www.firstchurchcoventry.org [http://www.firstchurchcoventry.org/] .


Weds 8/14 Children’s Performance Series, “Camp Variety Spectacular”, 1-2 PM, Patriots Park Band Shell, 124 Lake Street. Join our own Camp Wangumbaug for a fun, variety-filled showcase of our community's youth! See singers, dancers, athletes and musicians do their thing on the Camp Wangumbaug stage! Free! Sponsored by Coventry Parks & Recreation. More details here [http://www.coventryct.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=151&month=8&year=2013&day=14&calType=0] .


Thurs 8/15 Teen Movie Night, 5 PM, Booth & Dimock Memorial Library, 1134 Main Street. A themed snack will be provided. Teens are encouraged to bring other items for dinner. Call 860-742-7606 for movie title. Library website: www.coventrypl.org [http://www.coventrypl.org/] .


Sun 8/18 Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market, “Youth Market Day”, 11 AM – 2PM, Nathan Hale Homestead, 2299 South Street. Info: www.coventryfarmersmarket.com [http://www.coventryfarmersmarket.com/] .


Weds 8/21 Massage Therapy & Reflexology Sessions, 9 AM – 12 PM, Coventry Senior Center, 172 Lake Street. Increase blood flow to all major organs and relieve muscle tension in your neck, shoulders & lower back with a 20 minute chair massage by Deb Turner, L.M.T. Or, treat your feet and increase joint mobility & balance through body awareness with a reflexology session. There is a $15.00 fee payable directly to Deb at the time of the appointment. Please call the Senior Center at 860-742-3525 to schedule an appointment.


Fri 8/23 Teen End-of-Summer Party: Zombie Mini-Golf, 6-8 PM, Booth & Dimock Memorial Library, 1134 Main Street. Read 750 pages this summer and earn an invitation to Zombie Mini Golf with Pizza. You must have completed and logged your reading by August 10th. Registration is required. Full details will accompany invitation, please call the Teen Services department at the Library at 860-742-7606 for more information.


Sun 8/25 Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market, “Connecticut Heirloom Exposition”, 11 AM – 2PM, Nathan Hale Homestead, 2299 South Street. Info: www.coventryfarmersmarket.com [http://www.coventryfarmersmarket.com/] .


Weds 8/28 First Day of School.


Weds 8/28 Mobile Foodshare, 10-10:30 AM, First Congregational Church of Coventry, 1171 Main Street. Please bring your own bag. Info: 860-742-5689 or www.firstchurchcoventry.org [http://www.firstchurchcoventry.org/] .


Thurs 8/29 YA for All Book Club, 7 PM, Booth & Dimock Memorial Library, 1134 Main Street. For teens, twenty-somethings and everyone else who loves and appreciates young adult literature. Join us for a brand new book club. The first selection will be Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. Copies will be available in August. Call 860-742-7606 for info. Library website: www.coventrypl.org [http://www.coventrypl.org/] .


SERVE YOUR TOWN! Opportunities exist to do meaningful volunteer work on many of our Town’s Boards and Commissions. Two commissions with current vacancies include the Conservation Commission [http://ct-coventry.civicplus.com/index.aspx?nid=172] and the Planning & Zoning Commission [http://ct-coventry.civicplus.com/index.aspx?nid=184] . If you are interested, you can fill out a Statement of Interest form [http://ct-coventry.civicplus.com/FormCenter/Volunteerism-Forms-9/Statement-of-Interest-In-Serving-on-a-To-48] online. The Town Council Steering Committee reviews these forms at their monthly meeting for action at the next full Town Council meeting. Questions? Contact Lisa Thomas [mailto:lthomas@coventryct.org] , Chair of the Steering Committee. For a current list of all Board and Commission vacancies, click here [http://ct-coventry.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/446] .

GEARING UP TO LEARN: While Coventry youth are still looking forward to a few more weeks of summer vacation filled with fun and sun, Coventry Youth Services is busy getting ready to help them “gear up for school.” Through the “Gearing up to Learn” program, backpacks, school supplies and gift cards are available to Coventry families who meet income guidelines. The supply is limited and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Parents must call 860-742-5324 to make an appointment with the Youth Services Coordinator. Distribution dates will be Tuesday, August 20th, Wednesday, August 21st, and Thursday, August 22nd . All scheduled appointments will take place at the Human Services Department, Coventry Town Hall and no walk-ins will be accepted.

Each eligible student entering Kindergarten through 12th grade will receive a gift card to purchase school shoes as well as socks. Students can choose from the selection of backpacks available in the Human Services Office.

Donations of backpacks, lunchboxes, notebook paper, binders, folders, pencils, pens, crayons, etc. are graciously accepted and may be dropped in the office during regular business hours.

The Brick School House, intersection of Broadway and Goose Lane, will also be collecting school supplies for this program on the first and third Sundays of August from 1-4 PM.

AUGUST HIGHLIGHTS ON PEGCENTRAL: View our Town meetings and special programming at your leisure. Watch from your computer - no cable TV required! Click here to visit Pegcentral [http://coventryct.pegcentral.com/] online.

To list your event in next month’s bulletin, contact Laura Stone at LStone@coventryct.org [mailto:LStone@coventryct.org] by the 15th of the month.

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Coventry Community Update: August 2013 ready for viewing at www.coventryct.org.