Simsbury
NAMI family support group meeting Monday, Jan. 6, 7-8:30 p.m., at the Senior Center in Eno Memorial Hall, South Conference Room, 754 Hopmeadow St.

Mystery unveiling of first sculpture in the 2020 Simsbury Chamber of Commerce Art Trail Tuesday, Jan. 7, 5:30-7 p.m. at Fitzgerald’s Foods, 710 Hopmeadow St., then wine reception and New Year celebration at CofC office, 720 Hopmeadow St., register by calling 860-651-7307

Simsbury Senior Center, 754 Hopmeadow St., 860-658-3273, www.simsbury-ct.gov:
• Coffee for Veterans Monday, Jan. 6, 10-11 a.m., register
• Monday Supper Jan. 6, 5 p.m., chicken pot pie, $5, register
• Foot Care Clinic Tuesday, Jan. 7, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., $29, schedule appt. thru senior center
• Café Lunch every Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., soup $2, sandwich $2, eat in or take out, call ahead or just stop by: Jan. 7, minestrone soup and sliced turkey sandwich; Jan. 14, beef noodle soup and oven roasted chicken sandwich
• Beginning Line Dancing Tuesdays, Jan. 7-Feb. 18, noon-1 p.m., 7 classes for $17.50, $4 drop in
• Cardio Core Challenge Thursdays, Jan. 9-March 12, 5-6 p.m., $8.50 drop in
• Lunch @ Eno Wednesdays at noon, $3.50 for Simsbury residents, $4.50 Simsbury residents under 50 and nonresidents, register by noon the Friday before with payment: Jan. 8, baked cheese ravioli, register by noon on Friday, Jan. 3; Jan. 15, BBQ chicken quarters, register by Friday, Jan. 10; Jan. 22, roast turkey breast, register by Friday, Jan. 17
• Simsbury Loan Locker Forum Thursday, Jan. 9, 10 a.m. at Eno Memorial, call senior center tp register
• Why do we celebrate certain holidays? Thursday, Jan. 9, 1:30-2:30 p.m., with Dr. Jared Day, Ph.D., at the Simsbury Library, register at either location – historical roots of two of America’s most cherished national and religious holidays
• Jewelry Making Workshop Monday, Jan. 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $5, sign up by Wednesday, Jan. 8
• Simsbury Rocks Project with Simsbury Girl Scouts Monday, Jan. 13, 4-5:30 p.m., sign up in advance by calling the senior center
• Chair Massage Thursday, Jan. 16, $10 for 15-minute session, or $20 for 30 minutes, appts. starting at 11:15 a.m.
• Murder Mystery Party “Killing for the Crown” Thursday, Jan. 23, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (lunch provided), costumes encouraged, sign up by Thursday, Jan. 16 – participants will have a part written for them as a “crime scene” is created, then get to the bottom of the “alleged incident” by discovery the “perpetrator”
• Squadron Line Strings concert Jan. 22, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Squadron Line School, sign up thru senior center by Monday, Jan. 20


Storyteller’s Cottage, 750 Hopmeadow St., 860-877-6099, pre-registration required:
• Storyteller’s Society meetings starting Friday, Jan. 3, 7-9 p.m., $5, $120 for six-month membership – for all authors with work underway
• Board Game Café Saturday, Jan. 4, 7-9 p.m., $5 per player, pre-register at the door
• Author talk with Janet Elsbach and “Extra Helping: Recipes for Caring, Connecting and Building Community One Dish at a Time” Sunday, Jan. 5, 2-3 p.m., tickets $5 at https://storytellerscottage.com/book-online/author-talk-with-janet-elsbach, with a portion of sales proceeds donated to Feeding America
• Les Deux Magots: Literary Café first Sunday of each month starting Jan. 5 between 3:30 and 5 p.m., drop in and sip tea and chat with fellow literary enthusiasts, pay one low cover charge, $8 per person online, $10 per person at the door
• How to Get Traditionally Published (winter sessions) with author Dawn Metcalf, Wednesdays starting Jan. 8, 10 a.m.-noon, $45 for one session $200 for all five: Jan. 8, overview; Jan. 15, how to get an agent; Jan. 22, how to write a query letter
• How to Become a Freelance Writer with freelance writer TJ Banks Thursdays, Jan. 9, 16 and 23, 6:30-7:30 p.m., $100 for 3 weeks
• Friday Night Art Sampler, two sessions, both taught by Robin-Towle-Fecso, each $25: Drawing the Face, Friday, Jan. 10, 7-8 p.m., and Friday, Jan. 24, Drawing a Cartoon Face, for Drawing the Face register at https://www.storytellerscottage.com/bookings-checkout/art-sampler-drawing-the-face, for Cartoon Face https://www.storytellerscottage.com/bookings-checkout/art-sampler-the-cartoon-face
• Art in Depth: Still Life (ages 10-adult) Saturday, Jan. 11, 1-3 p.m., $45
• The Bard’s Bistro: A Gathering of Songwriters second Sunday of each month between 3:30 and 5 p.m., Jan. 12, $5 online, $7 at the door
• Cozy “Hygge” Day for children and adults Saturday, Jan. 18: Children’s Cozy “Hygge” Storytime 2-3 p.m., tickets $20, and Adult Cozy “Hygge” Book Discussion & Wool Spinning Class from 3:30-5 p.m., tickets $25 – Nordic concept of “hygge” refers to a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being
• Live Clue Game-for-teens Saturday, Jan. 18, 7-9 p.m., tickets $30 at https://www.storytellerscottage.com/bookings/checkout/live-clue-game- for-teens

Children’s activities
• Fantasy Gaming Club Sunday, Jan. 5, 2-5 p.m., $20 per player
• Free Storytime with Kati Mockler, “Magnets & Glue,” Saturday, Jan. 11, 1-1:30 p.m.
• Dumbledore’s Army Sunday, Jan. 12, 1-2:30 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m., $20 per meeting
• Writing from the Heart (grades 2-5) Wednesdays starting Jan. 15 from 4:15-5:45 p.m., $150 for five weeks

Simsbury Woman’s Club meeting Tuesday, Jan. 14 in the Apple Barn, lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m., bring a sandwich, coffee, tea and dessert provided, followed by a business meeting, program begins at 1 p.m. with Margery Winters from Roaring Brook talking about “Winter Wonders”

Simsbury Chamber of Commerce
• After Hours hosted by Andy’s Italian Kitchen Wednesday, Jan. 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at 926 Hopmeadow St., Simsburytown Shops
• “Buying a Winning Franchise” seminar Thursday, Jan. 16, 6-8 p.m., at the Simsbury Library, 725 Hopmeadow St., presented by SCORE
• Wine Tasting Scholarship fundraiser hosted by The Ridge at Talcott Mountain Jan. 23, 6-9 p.m.

Simsbury Woman’s Club offering $2,500 scholarship to a Connecticut woman, deadline for receipt of applications Feb. 10 at www.SimsburyWomansClub.org