April Events


VERNON – Vernon Center Middle School
Greater Vernon Holistic Healthfest
Our 9th annual Healthfest. Formerly held every other year; now held annually. Visit 90+ holistic vendors and attend free workshops throughout each day – naturopaths, chiropractors, energy practitioners, massage therapists, sound healers, art and jewelry, green groups, authors, nutrition, natural body products and foods. Benefit for the Vernon Youth Services Bureau. Held at 777 Hartford Turnpike. Overflow parking lot available. More information – www.vernonhealthfest.com. All vendors will be loaded up at the end of February. Workshops will be loaded up in March.
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day  Cost: $5 admission but all vendors have Free Guest Passes.


Gale bowlsBOZRAH – Centerspace Wellness Center
Gongs & Himalayan Singing Bowls Healing Meditation – PRISCILLA GALE
In a peaceful beautiful setting, experience the soothing healing sounds of Gongs & Himalayan Singing Bowls and float blissfully away into a deep meditative state where the tumultuous stresses of everyday life are cleared, cleansed and washed away.  Clinical studies have shown that sound vibration can boost the immune system, decrease stress hormones, reduce aches and pains, and lower both heart rate and blood pressure.  As the sweet vibrations of these instruments envelop the room, their calming song enters the body in targeted ways to bring balance, enhanced heling, and restore feelings of well-being along with peace, joy, confidence, increased energy and clarity of thought. Held: 46 Lebanon Rd. Contact: (860) 886-8562
Time:  6 to 7:30 p.m.  Cost:  $20


Gale bowlsBRANFORD – Avant-Garde Holistic Center
Sound Immersion – Earth Day Healing Meditation – PRISCILLA GALE
Experience a total sound immersion of Gongs & Himalayan Singing Bowls, Crystal Singing Bowls, 7 Chakra Crystal Practitioner Bowls, Crystal Pyramids, and Zephyr chimes.  Clinical studies have shown that sound vibration boosts the immune system, decreases stress hormones, reduces aches and pains as well as lower both heart rate and blood pressure.  Immersed in vibration, the songs of these instruments enter the body in targeted ways to balance, heal and restore feelings of well-being along with peace, joy, confidence, increased energy and clarity of thought. Held: 328 East Main Street. Contact: (203) 481-8443 or visit: www.avantgardect.com
Time: 7  p.m.   Cost:  $15


Grief Support Group – DORY DZINSKI, LPC
Grief is a difficult and confusing journey. Individuals often think that what they are feeling is not normal, that something is going wrong, or that they are not “doing grief” the right way. Some individuals may find it difficult to manage the presence of others in their lives who may feel differently about the grief process. No two individuals grieve in quite the same way. It is important to have support and understanding along the way. Come be with us and let us give you comfort. Dory has been facilitating grief support groups for over 11 years. For this group, there is simple sharing and holding space for one another. The topics are open-ended and respected. All levels are participation are honored. Monthly meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month. All individuals experiencing the loss of a loved one are welcome. I will be returning to Hartford Hospital in May for these groups. Until then, they will be held at my home – 47 Maple Avenue, Collinsville/Canton. Please let me know that you will be attending in case I need to give you instructions for the driveway if we’ve had snow or ice. **NOTE: Archie, my greyhound, will be present at these gatherings. He is a kind and loving guy. Contact Dory for questions and registration: (860) 693-2840 or dorydzinski@comcast.net.
View website: www.dorydzinski.com
Time:  6:30 to 8 p.m.  Cost: Free

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