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Community Update from Town Manager Christopher Bromson
Enfield’s Regional Farmer’s Market
This Sunday, July 26th, will be the Grand Opening of the Enfield Farmer’s Market! Join us at the Town Green between 10 AM and 1 PM to buy some fresh produce, delicious sweets, and handmade craft items. There will be over 30 vendors to choose from! The Grand Opening will be kicked off by a live performance by Noah Lis, a contestant on Season 6 of The Voice. At 11 AM, there will be free ice cream for all attendees! The farmer’s market will run on Sundays from July 26 through September 27th between 10 AM and 1 PM. Hope to see you there!
Playgrounds- Beginning Friday, July 24, all Town playgrounds will be open to the public. Use playgrounds at your own risk. Playground equipment is NOT being sanitized. Please maintain social distancing to keep our children safe.
A special thank you to the Department of Public Works who inspected over 20 playgrounds for safety and created proper signage for each location. We would also like to thank the public for your patience while we prepared all playgrounds for use.
Enfield Express -The Enfield Express is open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM for tax services. Watch our website next week for information on expanded services! 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.
Senior Center - The following services are available via phone and are free 15-minute consultations. Call the Senior Center at 860-763-7425 to schedule an appointment.
Ask the Real Estate Agent: August 5th
Ask the Lawyer: August 26th
Legal Consultation: August 18th
Ask The CPA: Open availability
Join in on July 28 at 11 AM to take a virtual tour of Boston’s Freedom Trail with our Tour Director, Bob Read. He will be there to answer your questions, share historical stories, images, and his immense knowledge of the Freedom Trail from the Boston Common to Bunker Hill. Thanks to Zoom, you will be able to see and visit with your fellow travelers via video chat. We will spend an hour together including time for questions during the tour. This is sure to be a lot of fun and maybe a little educational too (perfect tour for your children or grandchildren to join along with you!). Registration in advance is required. Need help registering? Please contact email@example.com.
The Senior Center is working with Bay Path University’s Occupational Therapy students to create telehealth sessions in a group format and/or individual, If you are interested, please contact either Nancy Darrah at firstname.lastname@example.org or Alexis Ferioli at email@example.com.
The Senior Center is partnering with a local Girl Scout Troop for a Pen Pal Program! You will be paired up with a Girl Scout to exchange letters in the mail. Every Tuesday at 11 AM, join us for a fun game of Scattergories via Zoom. To register for either of these programs, please call the Senior Center at 860-763-7425 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you information. Join us for Virtual Coffee Hour, every Thursday from 9:30 -10:30 AM. To attend the chat, email us at: email@example.com or send us a message in Facebook messenger.
Make it and Take It activities are still available! Please call Nancy at 860-763-7437 to arrange curbside pick-up for a kit to create a handmade greeting card. Grab and Go meals, provided by CRT, have been ongoing. Our Medical Equipment Loan program continues to operate. All equipment is sterilized and quarantined prior to being distributed.
The Enfield Public Library is open to the public. Due to the guidelines from the State, all patrons and staff are expected to wear masks, plexiglass has been installed at all public service desks and social distancing reminders are posted throughout the library. The Pearl St. Library is available by appointment only.
On July 31st at 9 PM, the Library will be showing the movie Shrek on the lawn at the library. On August 5th we have a pair of great outdoor programs. In the morning, we will be hosting our annual Tie Dye program for kids. In the evening, we welcome Mark Black for an evening of rock ‘n’ roll on our lawn. Please bring a blanket and place it 15 feet from your neighbor! We will be hosting our second Blanket Bingo of the summer on August 10th.
A town-wide summer reading scavenger hunt is underway, check out https://www.enfieldpubliclibrary.org/summer-reading for more details as well as a list of all of our summer reading programs. Our book club continue to meet both virtually and in person outside. Children’s Story Times and Rhyme Times continue to be held virtually.
The Angelo Lamagna Activity Center pool is open daily, 12 to 7 PM for open swim sessions. In line with State requirements, capacity is limited. Enfield residents are encouraged to reserve their spot in advance. This can be done online on the Recreation homepage. Visit www.enfield-ct.gov/recreation for complete details.
Registration information for new programs, including Skyhawks Sports Camps, Pre-school Martial Arts Clinic, Babysitter Safety Course, Field Hockey Camp, and Adult Self Defense came out earlier this week. All classes will be held in the month of August. Pre-registration is required. The Virtual Rec. Center is running with over 60 programs being offered. This virtual offering has been very popular based on weekly website analytics since its release. New programs continue to be offered.
Work has begun on converting the South Road tennis courts to a dedicated Pickleball complex. We look forward to the completion of this project!
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