Community briefs September 6, 2019

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Winsted motor vehicle hearing appeals
WINSTED — The Board of Assessment Appeals will be meeting Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 5PM to 7PM for Motor Vehicle Assessment Appeals. The location of the meeting is in the Office of the Town Assessor at Town Hall, 338 Main Street, second Floor. Completed forms must accompany the applicant. No appointment is necessary. Copies of documents or other material pertaining to each appeal should be submitted with the application. The Board is not required to schedule hearings for applications that are not complete or have not been filed in writing before the hearing. Please note that forms are available through the Assessor’s office.

Highland Hustle on Sept. 28
WINSTED — The Northwest Connecticut YMCA has scheduled a road race at Highland Lake, the 5K Highland Hustle, for Saturday, Sept. 28 beginning at 9 a.m.
Enjoy a scenic 5K trek around beautiful Highland Lake. The course presents a challenge as it is mostly a flat course but does consist of a few gradual climbs. The 1-Mile Kids run and the 2-Mile walk option for adults.
All monies raised during the Race Series go to support those who need the YMCA most, subsidizing memberships and programs for those who cannot afford it.
Prizes will be awarded for 1st through 3rd Place for Male/Female overall. Top male and females in their respective age division will also be awarded a prize.
Check-in and Race Day Registration runs 8:00 a.m. until 8:55 a.m. The Kids one-mile run begins at approximately 9:10 a.m. Refreshments provided after the race as will the awards. Rain or Shine Event. Same Day/Race Day registration is $30.

Norfolk Makerspace Open House
NORFOLK — All are welcome to the Norfolk Makerspace September Open House on Saturday, September 21 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.located in the lower level of Battell Chapel, 12 Village Green in Norfolk.
The featured artist, Leslie Watkins, will demonstrate various botanical watercolor painting techniques. Leslie uses flowers she grows in the gardens at Dandelion Cottage, her home and studio in Norfolk. Leslie will also discuss the tools needed to create her art, inspired by nature. Examples of the artist’s watercolor paintings, nature journals, handmade boxes, and simple note cards will be on display.
In addition, our bike repair station will be open, as well as a kid’s table with arts and crafts. Meet Alesia Maltz in our Loom Room. Anyone interested may join in weaving a hug blanket. The hug blankets are gifts to children in need who are crossing at the border. On an ongoing basis, Sue Williams will host the Loom Room on Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. for anyone interested in weaving or dropping off more blankets. Over 50 blankets have been amassed for the project in just a month and a half.

High Holiday services at Temple Beth Israel
WINSTED — High Holiday Services at Temple Beth Israel, located 74 Park Place, will be held on Rosh Hashanah morning, Monday, Sept. 30 at 10:00 a.m. Kiddish and Tashlick around 12:30 p.m. Yom Kippur Morning Tuesday, Oct 8: Kol Nidre 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Study session Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Ne’ila 6:30 p.m.

Winchester Center Day on Sept. 28
WINCHESTER CENTER — The annual Winchester Center Day will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is presented by Winchester Center Congregational Church, Winchester Volunteer Fire Dept, Winchester Grange #74, Winchester Center Historical Association and the Little Red Schoolhouse Association. The event will include a Revolutionary War Encampment with a drill and musket demo at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., a watercolor workshop at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., a bake sale, music by Kevin and Pete and more.

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