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Posted on: December 10, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Community Update from Town Manager Christopher Bromson 12/16/2020

Winter Farmer's Market 

 

Please join us this Sunday from 11 AM to 3 PM at the Enfield Square Mall for the Winter Farmer’s Market! Our vendors will have fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs and meats, delicious baked goods, and handmade craft items for sale. Remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Please adhere to the traffic patterns at mall. Follow the market on Facebook and Instagram @EnfieldRegionalFarmersMarket for updates!  

 

Library

 

At their December meeting, the Enfield Culture and Arts Commission decided to sponsor several library programs to help the community during the pandemic. They will be funding children’s Grab and Go crafts in the coming months. Details will be forthcoming on a virtual concert series for the winter and spring that they are sponsoring. They also dedicated funding to help with the Instrument Lending Library that the commission helped to kickstart two years ago.

 

Trees are due to the Library on December 15th for the Festival of Trees! 

 

  1. What is the Festival of Trees? This year the Enfield Public Library will co-host a holiday gallery of trees at the library. The trees will be created by a variety of participants and will be on display at the Enfield Public Library until January 2. 

 

  1. Who can participate in the Festival of Trees? Anyone (all ages) who lives, works, or goes to school or to the library in Enfield is eligible to participate. All you need to do is come up with a good idea for an artistic tree, and we will put your creation on display. Feel free to work on your tree in teams. 

 

 

  1. Do I have to bring in a real tree? NO! In fact, we want you to make your tree from scratch. Think of any kind of interesting material you might have around that you can fashion into a tree of some sort. Maybe you can make a tree out of soda cans that you glue together? Maybe you can make your tree out of popcorn? Be creative and think of something that would not normally conjure up the idea of a tree.

 

  1. Are there any size/design requirements? Your tree should be free standing and should be no larger than 2 ft. wide by 1 ft. long by 3 ft. high. We have limited space for oversized trees. You can use any materials you like in creating your tree, but please note that we will not be able to guarantee that your tree will have access to an electrical outlet.

 

 

  1. When should I submit my tree? All trees should be submitted to the library by December 15th, and a form should be filled out when you drop off your tree.

 

Our Online Rhyme Time program is songs, movement, and rhymes designed for ages birth-24 months, Mondays at 10:30 AM. Our Virtual Storytimes contain stories, songs and dancing designed for the audience. 

 

  • Ages 2-4 on Tuesdays at 9:30 AM 
  • Ages 4-5 on Thursdays at 9:30 AM

 

On Monday, December 21, join the Library for Socially Distant Page Turners from 5:30-6:30 to discuss The Bromance Bookclub by Lyssa Kay Adams. Email slee@enfield.org for an invitation.  

 

Senior Center  

 

We continue to closely monitor guidance from the State and are making adaptations to programs as needed. Masks must be worn at all times when in the Senior Center, including during group fitness classes and in Prime Fitness.

 

Join Friendship Tours on Wednesday, December 16, at 4 PM as we travel through the Holidays of Yesterday & Today. Our journey will take us near & far as we experience yuletide with The Amish in Lancaster, “The Miracle of Christmas” at Sight & Sound Theatre & the gorgeous Holiday displays of Longwood Gardens. Our journey would not be complete without Radio City Musical Hall’s famous Rockettes. To complete your registration, please click on the link below. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvfuyupjsuGdZYygrl7tp0GGIRqpNeNhhr

 

Please join the Senior Center for a State-Wide Senior Center Virtual Holiday Bash on December 18, 1 PM - 2:30 PM. Featuring VIP greetings from around the state, seasonal music, ballroom dancing performances, holiday vignettes celebrating diverse cultures and traditions and many more of our favorite things! Over 1,000 people have signed up to be part of the festivities! https://cthealthyliving.org/events/statewide-senior-center-holiday-bash/

  

During the last two weeks of December, we will be showing several Holiday movies for your viewing pleasure. These movies will be free of charge. They will be on the following days:

 

  • Monday, December 21, 1 PM – Elf

 

  • Tuesday, December 22, 1 PM – Christmas in Connecticut

 

  • Monday, December 28, 1 PM – The Man Who Invented Christmas    

 

  • Tuesday, December 29, 1 PM – The Holiday

 

Other programs include: 

 

  • Craft Workshops: Ornament workshop on Monday, December 14 at 9:30 AM.

 

  • Billiard Tables:   Available for two-hour blocks from 8 AM – 3:45 PM. You must pre-register and only two players are allowed per table.   

 

  • Gift Shop: Call to make an appointment to browse our gift shop.

 

  • Computer Lab: Participants can sign up for 1.5-hour slots to use the computer lab.

 

  • Coloring for Stress: Tuesdays, December 22 and 29 at 1 PM. 

    

Recreation:

 

The Recreation Division has a variety of virtual, Take it, Make it and in-person programs this holiday season. Registration for in-person programming is open online. Visit www.enfield-ct.gov/recreation to view complete information or to register.  Upcoming programs include:

 

  • Youth Holiday Coloring Contest: Color your favorite holiday/winter coloring page, take a photo and email it to us!  Entries are being accepted from Enfield youth ages 15 and under from December 1 to 21.  Winners will be contacted by December 23.  No pre-registration is required.
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  • Preschool Martial Arts Clinic: For children ages 3 – 5 years old, this program is a great introduction to the world of Martial Arts.  Held on Saturday, December 12th, 9:00 – 9:30 AM, this is a FREE program but requires advanced registration. Hosted by Integrity Martial Arts.

 

  • Youth Martial Arts Clinic: For children ages 6 – 10 years old, this program covers the basics of Martial Arts.  Held on Saturday, December 12th, 9:30 – 10:00 AM, this is a FREE program but requires advanced registration.  Hosted by Integrity Martial Arts.

 

  • Home for the Holidays Crafts: Contact the Enfield Recreation Division to reserve one of two holiday crafts.  Open to Enfield youth ages 7 and up, free craft kits are available while supplies last.  Activities include a 3D foam gingerbread house and Christmas designer panels.

 

  • The Cooped-Up Crafts Cart is out and about this December!  Stop by, say hi and pick up an activity or two for your child!  Upcoming dates include: 

 

  • Wednesday, December 16, 9:30 – 10:30 AM at the Enfield Public Library
  • Saturday, December 19, 9 – 10 AM at the Angelo Lamagna Activity Center

 

Our Virtual Recreation Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and contains a variety of free resources for you to use from the comfort and safety of your own home. From exercise and fitness, to enrichment activities and crafts, to virtual tours and more, we have over 50 different offerings. Just added: Holiday programs!

  

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The Town Hall continues to be open by appointment only. If you need to conduct your business in person, please call the department you wish to schedule your visit in advance.    

 

Our staff and I are available to assist you and will continue to provide services. Please continue to check our website for updates. For alerts from the Town of Enfield, please go to https://enfield-ct.gov/List.aspx to sign up for Notify Me and select Public Notices. Follow Enfield Town Manager on Facebook and on Twitter.

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