GARDEN CLUB: Thurs. Feb. 6 noon — West Hartford Garden Club welcomes Carol Quish, Horticulturalist and Program Aide at UCONN Home and Garden Education Center. Carol presents: “ Animals and Pests in the Yard”. Having trouble with animals eating your precious vegetables and flowers? Carol will offer solutions for woodchucks, chipmunks, voles, mice and more. Brief business meeting at 12:30 followed by speaker. Saint John’s Episcopal Church,679 Farmington Ave., West Hartford. Fee: $10 guest donation includes a light buffet lunch at noon. Reservations preferred — contact Susan at 860-305-6370 or reserve online at www.WestHartfordGardenClub.org. **Program meeting is automatically canceled when West Hartford Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

COMMON SLEEP DISORDERS: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatments. Sleep problems can increase the risk for high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and other health problems. The free program, “Common Sleep Disorders — Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatments,” will be held Thursday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m., at Elmwood Senior Center, 1106 New Britain Ave., West Hartford. Seating is limited and registration is required. To RSVP, call Elmwood Senior Center, 860.561.8180.

WORKSHOP: Creating a Strong Estate Plan - Thursday, 2/6 at 6:30PM. Noah Webster Library Meeting Room, 20 South Main Street, West Hartford. (860) 561-6950. whpl@westhartfordct.gov

SIERRA CLUB MEETING: Sierra Club Greater Hartford Group Monthly Meeting & Presentation is Thursday Feb. 6th at 7:30 pm at The McAuley, 275 Steele Road, West Hartford, Storm Clouds Above the Timber Line - New England’s Iconic Mt. Washington, Samuel Lewbel speaker. His presentation will focus on his experiences and the unique history, geology, weather and ecology of Mt. Washington. Doors open at 7:00 for refreshments and letter signing. $2 suggested donation. Questions: email mchawigirl@yahoo.com

STROLLER TALK: Friday, February 7; 11am. Enjoy a tour of the museum with other adults, parents, and childcare givers. Fussy babies and breastfeeding welcome. Free with admission. Meet at the Museum Shop. For more information, visit www.thewadsworth.org. Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main Street, Hartford.

WINTERFEST: The public is invited is join four of West Hartfords non-profit organizations Saturday, February 8 from 11-3 p.m for a day of outdoor (and indoor) winter themed activities at Westmoor Park. Winterfest is a brand new event produced by the West Hartford Land Trust, The West Hartford Art League, Westmoor Park, and the Kiwanis Club of West Hartford to celebrate winter! Activities will include an ARTSled derby, (weather permitting), guided nature walks, an art activity for young artists, a bake sale and a chance to learn more about each of the non-profits. Kids are invited to bring a sled decorated in the theme of their favorite children’s book for a chance to compete in the ArtSled Derby. Suggested donation: $5. The public is invited to bring snowshoes, X-Country skis or boots to take a guided nature walk around the park. Come inside and create a wonderful winter collage with instructor Lindsey Behrens from the West Hartford Art League from 11-1 p.m. Warm up around the campfire outside or come inside for treats at our bake sale. Westmoor Park is located at 119 Flagg Road. Please note: Parking is limited. Additional parking is available across the street at The Flagg Road United Church of Christ.

SECOND SATURDAYS FOR FAMILIES: Black Heritage Month, Saturday, February 8, 10 am - 1 pm. Celebrate Black Heritage Month with art-making, live performances, and tours. In collaboration with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture. Museum admission is free during Second Saturdays activities. For more information, visit www.thewadsworth.org. Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main Street, Hartford.

AN AFTERNOON WITH J. HOBERMAN: Saturday, February 8; 2pm discussion & book signing, 3:15pm film. Film critic, journalist, and author J. Hoberman- renowned for his work in the Village Voice and the New York Times-joins curator of film and theater Debbie Gaudet for an onstage conversation followed by a book signing and screening of Kings Row, starring Ronald Reagan. Discussion, book, and film: $35; $30 members. Ticket includes a copy of Hoberman’s most recent book Make My Day: Movie Culture in the Age of Reagan. Tickets for discussion and film only: $15: $10 members. Purchase at thewadsworth.org. For more information, visit www.thewadsworth.org. Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main Street, Hartford.

WORKSHOP: Love, Desire & Attachment: A Buddhist Perspective on Relationships, Saturday, February 8th, 10am — 1pm at Odiyana Meditation Center, 36 Main Street, East Hartford. Learn to bring clarity, joy and a relaxed, loving attitude into all relationships. Through Buddha’s profound, clear teachings, we can distinguish the difference between the minds of love and attachment. Cost: $25 preregistered or $30 at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds. For more info and registration, visit our website at meditationinconnecticut.org or call 860-266-6041.

HSO CONCERT: Mozart and the Romantics, Sunday February 9, Gallery Talk: Love, 1pm Concert: 2 pm. Prepare for Valentine’s Day with an afternoon of soul-stirring music performed by Hartford Symphony musicians. The program includes Beethoven’s Serenade in D., Op 25, Loeffler’s Two Rhapsodies, and Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet, K. 581. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main Street, Hartford. For subscription and ticket information, visit hartfordsymphony.org. Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main Street, Hartford.

GALLERY TALK: A Passion for Music. Sunday, February 9; 1pm. Leonid Sigal, Concertmaster of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, discusses his musical journey before the Sunday Serenades concert Mozart & the Romantics. Free with admission. Meet in Avery Court. For more information, visit www.thewadsworth.org. Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main Street, Hartford.

PENGUIN PLUNGE: Special Olympics Connecticut will present its Farmington Penguin Plunge at Winding Trails on Sunday, February 9th. This annual fundraiser encourages people to come together and jump into chilly waters to support Special Olympics athletes. Winding Trails is located at 50 Winding Trails in Farmington. Check in will begin at 8 a.m. and the Plunge will take place at 10 a.m. Preregistration online is strongly encouraged so that participants can form teams and earn incentive prizes. Sign up and find out more at soct.org. Participants may also register on the day of the event. Questions? Call 203-230-1201 or email specialolympicsct@soct.org.

FRIENDS OF YIDDISH: Sunday, February 9 @ 10:30 a.m. at the Mandell JCC, 335 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford — for more information contact Barbara Katzman at barbaralenore@yahoo.com or 860-666-6751 or call B’nai Tikvoh-Sholom at 860-243-3576 or office@btsonline.org

SOUL TUNES AND CIVIL RIGHTS: Like soul music? Think Otis Redding, the Staples Singers and Isaac Hayes. Professor Brian Torff will analyze the tremendous impact soul music had on culture from the 1950s to 1970s, focusing on the legacy of Stax Records in Memphis. Join us on Sunday, February 9 at 2PM. Noah Webster Library Meeting Room, 20 South Main Street, West Hartford. (860) 561-6950. whpl@westhartfordct.gov

CARIBBEAN BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES: Mon., Feb. 10, 2020 2 PM: “In the Time of the Butterflies” by Julia Alvarez. This is a book discussion led by librarian Cyndi Larsen featuring fictional books set in the Caribbean. Copies will be available behind the reference desk. For more information, contact Cyndi Larsen clarsen@avonctlibrary.info 860-673-9712. Free and open to the public. No registration. 281 Country Club Road Avon.

PODCAST WORKSHOP: Librarian Andrew Piro will host a workshop on how to find and follow great podcasts at Noah Webster Library on Tuesday, February 11, at 2 p.m. Attendees will learn how to discover and subscribe to podcasts that match their interests. They will also learn about some of the most popular podcasts available today. Registration is required and seating is limited to 20. Go to bit.ly/WHLpodcasts for more information. Noah Webster Library Meeting Room, 20 South Main Street, West Hartford. (860) 561-6950. whpl@westhartfordct.gov.

WORKSHOP: Avon Free Public Library, 281 Country Club Road Avon. Filling our Hearts with Love through Meditation, Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 6:30 PM. Join long time meditator Clare Vidich, as she offers this engaging workshop on how to use the meditation practice to transform the heart. She will explore how to incorporate more love and peace in your life which can have a profound transformation on your overall well-being. This session will be devoted to integrating these practices into your daily life. Participants will learn to let go of anger, fear and worry in order to create a more harmonious relationships, better work and home environments and experience a deep sense of personal peace and love. For more information please contact Anna Korkus akorkus@avonctlibrary.info 860-673-9712 ext. 234.

WH SEPTO ANNUAL TRANSITION MEETING: Wednesday, February 12 at 7pm. King Philip Middle School, West Hartford. Dr. Gretchen Nelson, Director of Pupil Services, school personnel and WHSEPTO representatives will discuss the transition process and programs available to students receiving special education services. Teachers from the receiving schools will meet with parents and help them to navigate their child’s transition process and explain the new school’s structure. This is a great opportunity for parents to meet other parents and find out how the new school will deliver services as their child starts the “next step” in their child’s education.

PARKINSONS WORKSHOP: On Wednesday, February 12 from 3:00-4:30 pm, the American Parkinson Disease Association will offer a free presentation by Dr. Duarte Machado, Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale School of Medicine, and co-director of the Chase Family Movement Disorders Center at Hartford Healthcare. This presentation is open to the public but RSVP is required. Event will be held at Hoffman SummerWood Community, 160 Simsbury Rd, West Hartford, CT. RSVP to Pam at Atwood Dementia Group, 860-798-0369 or pam@AtwoodDementiaGroup.com. The presentation will focus on clinical symptoms of on/off time and treatments that can extend the time that medications can work effectively and reduce dyskinesia. There is no charge to attend this workshop.

GALLERY TALK: MATRIX 184. Thursday, February 13; noon. Artist Sonya Clark uses hair as a conduit into history, biography, and identity in MATRIX 184. Curator Patricia Hickson leads a tour of the installation. Free with admission. Meet at the Museum Shop. For more information, visit www.thewadsworth.org. Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main Street, Hartford.

DOWNTON ABBEY FILM AND TEA PARTY: Saturday, February 15; 2pm tea party, 3pm film; Sunday, February 16; 2pm film “Downton Abbey” Excitement levels are high at Downton Abbey when the Crawley family learns that King George V and Queen Mary are coming to visit. But trouble arises when Mrs. Patmore, Daisy, and the rest of the servants find out that the king and queen travel with their own chefs and attendants—setting the stage for an impromptu scheme and other shenanigans. 2019. UK. 126 min. Rated PG. Saturday, Food & Film: $40; $38 members. Tickets must be purchased online in advance. Sunday, Film only: Regular film admission applies. For more information, visit www.thewadsworth.org. Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main Street, Hartford.

JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut invites you to in interactive afternoon at Temple Sinai, 41 West Hartford Road, Newington, on Sunday, February 16, 2020, from 1:30 until 3:00 pm. We are pleased to have our presenter, Jennifer Mendelson, share her knowledge and experiences in “Thinking Like a Reporter to Avoid Rookie Mistakes” via webinar from her home in Maryland. This program is free and open to the public. In the event of poor weather, information on connecting directly to the webinar will be sent via email.

FILM: Black In Space: Breaking the Color Barrier Presented by Smithsonian Channel, Tuesday, February 18, 6 pm-8:30 pm. Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main Street, Hartford. Free | RSVP Only. 6:00pm - 6:45pm: Doors Open & Reception. Light refreshments will be served. 6:45pm - 8:15pm: Screening & Panel Discussion RSVP at https://form.jotform.com/200065948171151

MEDITATIONS FOR A PEACEFUL MIND: Classes: Feb 18, Feb 25, March 3, 7:15-8:30pm with at Be.Yoga, 136 Simsbury Rd, Avon.Learn how to manage distractions, negative thoughts and worry. Includes guided meditations and advice on how to have a peaceful mind in daily life.Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary. Cost: $12 per class | $30 for the entire series. No one turned away for lack of funds.For info, visit meditationinconnecticut.org or call 860-266-6041.

MORNING BOOK CLUB: Wednesday, February 19, 10:30 a.m. “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain. Discover the surprising power of introversion.. The informal group meets once a month on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Copies will be available behind the reference desk. For more information, call 860-673-9712. Free and open to the public. No registration. 281 Country Club Road Avon.

FILM: Feb. 19 - “The Thing” (1982) — Long before The X-Files warned us to “trust no one,” Carpenter took that paranoid idea to extremes in a tense and visceral remake of his idol Howard Hawks' work of cosmic horror, set in a snowbound Antarctic research outpost. Noah Webster Library Meeting Room, Noah Webster Library, 20 South Main Street, West Hartford. (860) 561-6950. whpl@westhartfordct.gov.

TALK: ‘Ending Loneliness: Finding a Meaningful Life’ The free program, “Ending Loneliness: Finding a Meaningful Life,” will be held Tuesday, Feb. 19, 10:30 a.m., at at Elmwood Senior Center, 1106 New Britain Ave., West Hartford. Seating is limited and registration is required. To RSVP, call Elmwood Senior Center, 860.561.8180.

AUTHOR READING: West Hartford Libraries will host a special author event with Amy Bonnaffons at Hartford Baking Co., 965 Farmington Ave., West Hartford on Wednesday, February 19 at 6 p.m. Bonnaffons is the founding editor of literary journal 7x7.la and author of the acclaimed short story collection, The Wrong Heaven. She will read from her debut novel, The Regrets, which will be released February 4 by Little, Brown and Company.

YOGA: 3 weekly classes on an ongoing basis: Monday evenings, 6:00 - 7:15 PM, All Levels Yoga; Wednesday and Friday mornings, 9:30 - 10:45 AM, Gentle Yoga/All Levels Yoga. Beginners welcome. These classes are ongoing and the suggested donation is $15 - $18 and any amount is welcome. All classes take place in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Universalist Church of West Hartford, 433 Fern Street. Ample off-street parking is available behind the church. Questons: call 860.324.7051 or email cjwolcott@hotmail.com

THE FERN STREET COMMUNITY KITCHEN: has upcoming dates for Free Community Breakfasts, Food Pantry and Mobile Foodshare Distribution for neighbors in need. The Mobile Foodshare will be distributing food in the back parking lot of the Community Kitchen at the Universalist Church at 433 Fern Street in West Hartford from 9:15 — 9:45 a.m. Breakfast is served from 9 — 10 a.m.. The dates are February 10 & 24. The Fern Street Food Pantry dates and hours are 10:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m., February 15. For more information about the Fern Street Food Ministry, contact: communitybreakfast@westhartforduu.org, foodsharemobile@westhartforduu.org, FoodPantry@westhartforduu.org or 860-233-3669 x109.

CLASS REUNION: The 50th Year Reunion for Central High School, Bridgeport, CT, has been set for September 26, 2020 at the Stone Barn at Whitney Farms, Monroe, CT. Alumni may obtain further information by sending an email to CENTRALBPT1970@GMAIL.COM or by joining the Facebook group Bridgeport Central High School Class of 1970.

ANTIQUE APPRAISAL: Free verbal appraisal of your antiques. Every Saturday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. ANTIQ’S, 1839 New Britain Avenue (at the corner of Hyde Rd.) Farmington. 860-676-2670.

LATE-START AND ACCELERATED CLASSES: Tunxis Community College in Farmington will offer late-start courses and accelerated online offerings this spring in addition to its traditional semester classes. Students can register for late-start and accelerated classes until the first day their class begins. A variety of late-start classes in many subject areas begin Feb. 7, and accelerated 7-week classes begin Jan. 27 and March 24. For details, visit tunxis.edu/latestart, call 860.773.1490, or email tx-admissions@tunxis.edu.

TREES OF WEST HARTFORD: We’re hosting a community art show about trees beginning next Tuesday. Each piece features a tree of West Hartford in some way, from photos or paintings of trees to mixed media collages made with actual tree branches — and even a clay vase fired with local pine cones and leaves! Swing by the Noah Webster gallery through February. 20 South Main Street, West Hartford.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Farmington Continuing Education welcomes the West Hartford Life Learn students who participated in enrichment programs to continue their life long learning here in Farmington. You will find some of the same instructors and course offerings as well as many NEW ones. Adult offerings include mosaics, Microsoft Word, social media, cheese making, food tours with Prudence Sloane, yoga, financial, languages, bridge, line dancing, mind & body, trips and more. Youth offerings include drivers ed, SAT Preparation, LEGO, theatre, break dancing, robotics, coding, rock climbing, sewing, babysitting, arts & crafts and more. View the complete catalog of courses and register online at www.fpsct.org/fce, visit us at 1 Depot Place in Unionville, or call (860) 404-0290

JEWELERS OF WESLEYAN POTTERS: on display Feb. 5- March 8 showcasing a diverse selection of metal, lapidary, and glass art pieces created by our very own jewelry members. Opening Reception: Friday, Feb. 7, 5-7. Gallery/Shop hours are Wed., Fri. and Sat. 10-5, Thurs. 10-6, and Sun. 12-4. Wesleyan Potters is located at 350 South Main Street, Middletown. Events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 860-347-5925 or visit www.wesleyanpotters.com.

ATLANTIC MAGAZINE DISCUSSION: Tuesdays 7 PM. Noah Webster Library Board Room, 20 S. Main Street, West Hartford. Grab your free copy of The Atlantic magazine (at the Information Desk) and join the library-sponsored discussion at 7:00pm on the third Tuesday of most months in the Noah Webster Library Board Room, 20 South Main Street. All you need is a penchant for current affairs and thirst for lively discussion. Visit www.westhartfordlibrary.org for more information.

DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP: Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging is presenting a free dementia support group at the West Hartford Senior Center. The group meets on the first Tuesday of every month, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the senior center located at 15 Starkel Road, West Hartford. Those who care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia will be able to learn useful skills while voicing their concerns. Topics include communication techniques, caregiver support, safety issues, benefits of activities and daily routine, family dynamics, stages of the disease process, behavior management and more. Facilitators are Michelle Wyman, LSW, CDP, dementia specialist, Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, and Elaine Reid, CDP, director of client services, Companions for Living. For more information or to register for the dementia support group, call Wyman at 860.666.7258, email Michelle.Wyman@hhchealth.org; or Reid at 860.712.4614, email Ereid@companionsforliving.com.

FRIDAY NIGHT LECTURES: Friday Night Lectures with Gen Khyenwang of Odiyana Buddhist Center. Develop mental peace through meditation. Held at Popover Bistro, 928 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury. Lecture: 7:00 — 8:15 pm | Social 8:15 — 9:00pm. $12 per class. No one turned away for lack of funds. For info, visit our website at: www.meditationinconnecticut.org or call 860-266-6041.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE SUPPORT GROUP: A free open support group for parents concerned about substance abuse will begin weekly meetings on Wednesday evenings. The group will meet every Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. at the offices of The Next Right Thing. LLC, 345 North Main St., Suite 306, West Hartford. Any parent concerned about their late teens’ marijuana or other substance use may join and participate in one or more sessions. The group is free and open. Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is advised. To register, or for information contact: The Next Right Thing at (860) 233-8803 or info@TheNextRightThing.net.

WRITERS GROUP: Saturday Morning Writers’ Lounge (SaMoWriLo) Every Saturday from 10am to Noon Noah Webster Library, Gallery Area Hang with other writers every Saturday morning and write, write, write. Set up shop in the comfortable confines of the library’s Gallery area, main level. If you like, bring your own covered beverage or quiet snack. And let your writing flow: 10 am to noon, every Saturday. www.westhartfordlibrary.org/. Questions? Call 860-561-6990.

THE NEW YORKER MAGAZINE DISCUSSION GROUP: Meets Fridays at 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Noah Webster Library Board Room If you have read the issue, then please attend. Attendees may pick up a free copy of The New Yorker every week at the Information Desk at the Noah Webster Library (attendees only, as long as they last). This is a popular discussion series and the room fills up fast, so please arrive on time to obtain a seat. This 90-minute discussion is relaxed and conversational. It’s all made possible by the West Hartford Library Foundation, Thomas F. Kilfoil Bequest. Library cardholders can use Zinio to read The New Yorker on their iPads and other tablets every week.

INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM: Wednesday evenings at 7 pm. Held at Congregation Beth Israel, 701 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford. www.cbict.org / bethisrael@cbict.org / 860-233-8215 Presented by the Reform rabbis of the greater Hartford area. Curriculum offers comprehensive study including basic Hebrew, Jewish history, liturgy, holidays, lifecycle events and the Jewish perspective on spirituality, values and community. $180 per person / $230 per couple. Contact Cheryl Goldberg, cgoldberg@cbict.org or 860-233-8215 ext. 2230 to obtain more information or to register.

LUNCH AND LEARN: Beth El Temple, 2626 Albany Avenue, West Hartford, offers this series Tuesdays at 12 p.m., Join Rabbi Rosen as he explores the Hebrew Bible. He has been going through the entire book, chapter by chapter, and newcomers are welcome at any time. He is currently in the Book of Second Kings and would love to have you join. Call 860-233-9696 or visit www.bethelwesthartford.org.

CLASS: Drop-in downloading every Tuesday, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Noah Webster Library learning lab. For more information call 860-561-6950.

CLASS: Tech Therapy every Tuesday, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Noah Webster Library. For more information call the library at 860-561-6950.

WRITING GROUP: The West Hartford Library writing group meets the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. Meetings are open to the general public and no reservations are needed.

POETS MEETING: Faxon Poets meet on the third Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Faxon Branch Library. The library is located at 1073 New Britain Avenue in the Elmwood section of West Hartford.

SCREENWRITERS: CT Screenwriters meet on the last Wednesday of every month (except December) at 7 p.m. at the library meeting room, lower level, at Noah Webster Library. For more information call the library at 860-561-6990.

SELF ADVOCACY GROUP FOR ADULTS WITH DISABILITES: Every month on the first Wednesday. Room 29, Elmwood Community Center, 1106 New Britain Ave., West Hartford. Come join this brand new self advocacy group currently forming. We will have fun learning self advocacy and independent living skills. Topics discussed will vary every month but include: Healthy Relationships, Employment, Transportation and Housing. We will also learn who our legislators are and how to contact them. This group will be run by Yana Razumnaya, Self Advocate Coordinator with the CT Department of Developmental Services. Come Have Fun, meet new people and Learn how to Speak up, speak out loud!Please Contact Yana at yana.razumnaya@ct.gov or call 860-263-2554 with any questions or to register.

MUSIC UNIVERSITY: Mondays at 12:00 pm or Wednesdays 7:30 pm. Beth El Temple, 2626 Albany Avenue, West Hartford. Join Cantor Ness to learn how words and music work in harmony. This event is free to attend. For Monday afternoon sessions, please bring a dairy ‘brown bag’ lunch. For more information email BEMA at bema@betheltemplemusic.com.

DONATE YOUR CAR: Donate your car, truck or van and help raise funds for a local private school. Free, Fast, Tow Away. Running or Not Running. Can be used for a charitable tax deduction. Call Charter Oak Education dba Sterling Education at 860-643-1100.

COFFEE & CONVERSATION: 9:30am to 10:30am at Panera in Bishops Corner. The first Friday of the month, parents of children receiving special education services meet for coffee and a chance to talk & make new friends in a casual setting. We generally meet in the back of the restaurant.

LUNCHTIME MEDITATION IN EAST HARTFORD: Learn to Meditate, ongoing Thursdays from 12:15pm — 12:45 p.m. at Odiyana Center, 36 Main St, East Hartford. Take a break from your day and learn to meditate. These 30 minute guided meditations will give you a chance to experience the many benefits of meditation.No experience necessary. Cost: $5 — No one turned away for lack of funds. For info, visit Odiyana website at: meditationinconnecticut.org or call 860-266-6041.

LUNCHTIME MEDITATION IN HARTFORD: ongoing Wednesdays from 12:15-1pm at Center Church, 60 Gold Street, with Resident Teacher, Kelsang Khyenwang of Odiyana Center. Meditation functions to make the mind calm and peaceful. If the mind is peaceful all the time, we will be happy all the time. Class includes guided meditation and practical advice on how to maintain a positive, clear mind in daily life. This class is perfect for beginner and experienced meditators alike. Cost: $10 — no one turned away for lack of funds. Info at: www.meditationinconnecticut.org | 860-266-6041

LEARN TO MEDITATE: ongoing Tuesday mornings, 10am — 11am, at Odiyana Center, 36 Main Street, East Hartford, with Resident Teacher Kelsang Khyenwang.Guided Meditations for Daily Life using the New Meditation Handbook. In this class, learn the basic skills of meditation and learn what objects we can focus on that keep our mind peaceful and positive. Meditations will be guided and brief advice shared on how to maintain a peaceful mind during our daily life.This class is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators alike.No experience necessary. Everyone welcome.Cost-$10 per class. No one turned away for lack of funds.For info, visit our website at: www.meditationinconnecticut.org or call 860-266-6041.

LEARN TO MEDITATE: ongoing Wednesdays from 7 — 8:15pm at Odiyana Center, 36 Main St, East Hartford with Resident Teacher Kelsang Khyenwang.Meditation is a method to improve our own inner qualities and is the best method to help ourselves and to bring benefit to others.Each class will include guided meditations to experience inner peace and clarity, practical instructions from Buddhist teachings, and time for contemplation, discussion and questions.Leave each class with a more peaceful mind and practical methods to maintain that positive mind in daily life.This class is perfect for beginners or advanced meditators alike. Everyone is welcome. $10 per class- No one turned away for lack of funds.For more info, visit our website at meditationinconnecticut.org or call 860-266-6041.

THE ART OF MEDITATION: ongoing Tuesdays 7 pm at Odiyana Meditation Center, 36 Main Street, East hartford Improve your attitude and develop a peaceful mind and good heart. Experience the practical benefits of meditation, learn to overcome your problems and find profound meaning in your life. Classes include guided meditations, practical wisdom on how to maintain the experience of inner peace in daily life and time to discuss the teachings presented. Classes are ongoing and drop-in. Cost- $10 per class. No one turned away for lack of funds. For more info, visit Odiyana Meditation Center website at: meditationinconnecticut.org or call 860-266-6041.

GUIDED MEDITATIONS: weekly, Tuesdays 10am at Odiyana Center, 36 Main Street, East Hartford. Give yourself the gift of meditation and get familiar with a more peaceful, positive state of mind. By learning to let go of busyness, worry and distractions, the stress and tension from within naturally disappears. What remains is a calm, peaceful mind from which all our good intentions, joy and happiness arise. All are welcome. Cost: $8. No one turned away for lack of funds. Info at: meditationinconnecticut.org | 860-266-6041.

THE PRACTICE OF MEDITATION: ongoing Sundays, 10:30am-12pm at Odiyana Meditation Center, 36 Main Street, East Hartford. Meditation functions to make the mind calm and peaceful. If the mind is peaceful all the time, we will be happy all the time. Each class includes guided meditation and practical advice on how to maintain a positive, clear mind in daily life. This class is perfect for beginner and experienced meditators alike. Everyone welcome!Cost: $12 — no one turned away for lack of funds. Info at: meditationinconnecticut.org | 860-266-6041

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