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Absentee Ballot Box
Enfield has received 2 additional ballot drop boxes for the November election. Residents may now use the drop boxes at the locations listed below:
Absentee ballots will be mailed out during the first week of October.
Enfield Vision 2031
We are looking for the Enfield community's thoughts on the needs and vision for the Town over the next 10 years. The Town’s Planning Consultant Don Poland with Goman & York, and Laurie Whitten, Director of Development Services will have a booth at Sunday’s Farmers Market. This will be the initial kickoff to start the update of the Town’s Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD), which is the wish list and roadmap for the next ten years. Please come visit the booth and fill out an anonymous survey to help move Enfield into the future! For questions or comments, please contact Laure Whitten at 860-253-6507.
Enfield’s Regional Farmer’s Market
This Sunday, September 27, from 10-1, is the Enfield Regional Farmer’s Market. Last Sunday, over 80 vendors attended! Please join us to buy some fresh produce, delicious sweets, and handmade craft items. Hope to see you there!
Department of Public Works
Beginning Monday, September 28, leaf bags will be available for purchase at the Enfield Express drive-thru window. The cost for a bundle of 5 leaf bags is $2. Cash only.
The Senior Center will be opening to the public on a limited basis on October 5. We will be having several fitness, arts and crafts and other assorted programs to offer participants. The center will function very different from what people are used to in the past. We take the health and welfare of our seniors to be of the upmost importance.
Registration for fitness and arts and crafts classes for Enfield residents starts on September 23. Non-resident registration will start on September 30 at 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM. If you are an Enfield Resident and missed the September 23 registration date you may mail it in, or please call the Senior Center at 860-763-7425 to set up an appointment time to register. Registration forms can be found on our website, on our Facebook page or can be picked up at The Senior Center by the front entrance. Registration will be in-person and by mail. Mail in registrations will be placed in a hold folder and be processed after all in person registrations have been processed. Classes will be limited due to state guidelines so get your registrations in as soon as possible.
Many people have been inquiring about when Prime Fitness will open. We are anticipating it opening on October 5. We are working out all the details and will have information available once we finalize the specifics. We will notify members by e-mail, robocall and post information to Facebook and our website. It will operate by appointment only and participants will have to register in advance for one-hour blocks of time. We are unable to accept new fitness center members currently because of the limited slots available. Masks will be required while attending Prime Fitness.
We will be opening the billiards room by appointment for a limited number of participants. Movies, computer classes and TED talks will all be coming back in new, socially distanced ways. Pedi-Care will be offered twice each month. Details are to be determined.
There will be a pop up COVID testing site at the Senior Center on Friday, October 2. Testing will run from 9 AM to 1 PM. Please call 475-241-0740 for more information or to register.
You may also continue to join the Senior Center for ongoing programs. Virtual Coffee Hour is every Thursday at 9:30. Take It and Make It is available weekly, where seniors can pick up a craft kit curbside and assemble it at home. Call 860-763-7425 to obtain your craft kit. This week the crafts are toilet paper pumpkins and card kits. Ask the CPA program is back! If you have questions or concerns about your taxes, investments, annuities, or retirement, give Jack Welch a call at 860-741-3717 to make an appointment. Ask the Realtor is Wednesday, October 7. Shirleen Peabody will be available for private telephone consultations.
The Senior Center is coordinating with Bay Path Occupational Therapy students to have seniors participate in a Tele-Health program. This program enables seniors to virtually participate in a variety of Occupational Therapy activities. Virtual Dementia Caregivers group affiliated with Hartford Health is available 4 times per week. Zumba classes are available virtually every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9 AM and Thursday at 6 PM. The Center has instituted a Pen Pal program with local Girl Scout troops. Seniors who register will receive monthly correspondence from the Girl Scout troops. Please call the Senior Center at 860-830-7278 or email us at email@example.com for information on programs and registration information.
Enfield Police Department
On Sunday, September 20, the Enfield Police Department held a child passenger safety event at the Senior Center. We were joined by car seat technicians from South Windsor Police Department, Shaker Pines Fire Department, Hazardville Fire Department, State DOT, and MA Department of Health. In all, we assisted 22 families, installed 23 car seats, and provided 5 new car seats to replace expired or ill-fitting seats. Overall, it was a very successful event that was well received by the public.
The Recreation Division has a variety of virtual, Take it and Make it and in person programs this fall. Our October newsletter will be online beginning Thursday, October 1st. More new programming will be featured in the next issue.
The Cooped Up Crafts Cart will be at the Enfield Regional Farmers Market on Sunday, September 27th starting at 10:00 AM. Stop by, say hi, and pick up a (FREE) activity or two for your child. Recreation will be hosting Adult Yoga on Tuesdays in October, from 6:15 to 7:30 PM at the Enfield Annex. Students will be able to work at their own level, modifying poses as needed. Recreation will also be hosting a free two-day Martial Arts Clinic! In conjunction with Integrity Martial Arts of Enfield, children of different ages will explore the world of martial arts. This preschool/Kindergarten class will be held October 5 & 7, 4 – 4:30 PM and the Youth class will be held right after at 4:30 – 5 PM. Class will be held at Green Manor Park. Spaces are limited and pre-registration is required.
Join Jonathan Metcalf at Integrity Martial Arts for a Women’s Self Defense Class to learn simple strategies to minimize risk, tactics to get you to safety quickly, the psychology behind most violence and how to avert it and the fundamentals of striking and escaping. Please note that mature topics will be covered in this class. The course will be held on October 19 & 26, 7– 9 PM at Integrity Martial Arts Studio. This is a free program, but spaces are limited, and pre-registration is required.
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