Come talk to your Muslim neighbors

The CT Council for Interreligious Understanding(CCIU), Muslim Coalition of CT (MCCT),  and Hartford Seminary will host another in the series, “Honest Conversations with Muslim Neighbors.” Date: 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31  Place: Congregation Beth Israel Address: 701 Farmington Ave., West Hartford

Here’s something I wish I could attend

Connecticut Against Gun Violence is hosting its annual legislative lunch at noon on Sept. 22 at the Pond House Cafe in West Hartford. This is an awesome organization with great speakers (including William Tong, House chair of the judiciary committee ,and one of Connecticut’s legislative stars). For more information, contact Sarah Raskin at

Free dinner for those in need in Bushnell Park on Aug. 30

Journey Home and Arugula Bistro in West Hartford, Salute Restaurant in Hartford, Whole Foods Market West Hartford, and Starbucks Coffee are providing free meals to people in need in Hartford’s Bushnell Park, starting at 5 p.m. Here’s where you come in: Donate $25 (or more!) to  Journey Home to buy a meal for someone, and …