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EAST HAMPTON — The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program offers free tax help for taxpayers with low- to-moderate-income age 60 and older. Certified volunteers receive training sponsored by AARP and the IRS, and will be at the East Hampton Senior Center again this year to help prepare basic federal and state tax returns.

In addition to free tax return preparation assistance, the program also offers free electronic filing. Individuals taking advantage of the e-file program will receive their refunds in half the time compared to returns filed on paper, even faster when tax refunds are deposited directly into one's bank account. To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms. Dates are Fridays: March 16 and 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call the East Hampton Senior Center at 860-267-4426 for an appointment or stop in.

Coventry Education Topics With Superintendent

COVENTRY — Interested in learning more about Coventry Public Schools? Come meet and discuss Coventry education topics with the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. David J. Petrone. One of the superintendent's initiatives is to meet with as many parents and members of the Coventry community as possible with open door meetings.

All of these informal gatherings will be held in the Administration Building Conference Room at 1700 Main St. Below is the schedule for the remaining 2017-2018 school year: Tuesday, March 27, from 3 to 4 p.m., 2018-2019 Budget Focus; Monday, May 7, from 6 to 7 p.m., 2018-2019 Budget Focus.

This information was provided by the Superintendent of Schools. For further information, contact David J. Petrone, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools, at dpetrone@coventryct.org or 860-742-7317, ext. 2.

New Playwriting Group

WILLIMANTIC — The Windham Theatre Guild is launching a playwriting group. Interested in writing your own play or one act? Perhaps you are already in the process of writing one but need a little direction or want to refine it for publication or performance. The group is designed to inspire your most potent theatrical work.

Each meeting will include writing exercises, icebreakers, tutorials and the sharing of your work to be read aloud by your peers. Healthy feedback will be given with the goal of invigorating your writing. No experience is necessary. One goal of the group is to create one act pieces for an annual showcase to be produced by WTG actors and directors.

The group meets at the Burton Leavitt Theatre, 779 Main St. Email Jill Luberto at darthjill13@hotmail.com for more information.

Introduction To Judaism

WILLIMANTIC — Introductory classes to Judaism began on Jan. 9 and will be held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month through June 26, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The classes will take place at Temple Bnai Israel, 383 Jackson St. For more information, contact Marlene Aulten at office@templebnaiisrael.org or 860 423-3743.

Free Braille Calendars

AREA — The Community Outreach Office of the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut has 2018 Braille calendars, free of charge. For more information, contact info@nfbct.org or 860-289-1971.

Coventry Schools Seeking Volunteers

COVENTRY — Have you thought about volunteering in any one of the Coventry Public Schools but did not know how to go about doing so? Volunteers can assist school staff members with school activities in the presence of a Coventry Public Schools employee.

Background checks will be required of volunteers, by way of the Visitor Express identification scanning system at the school, each time they arrive. Volunteers are those who can assist school staff members with school activities such as those listed below: assisting in a classroom such as the Reading Room, cafeteria, or library when a staff member is present during regular school hours; or accompanying a class on a field trip during the school day with a staff member; or helping in the school office during regular school hours; or assisting during extracurricular events, i.e., dances, fairs, open house, sporting events, etc.

Coventry residents who would like to become a volunteer in any one of our schools in district must first apply online at https://www.applitrack.com/coventry/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Volunteers. Currently there are two volunteer job listings, Volunteer Coach which is JobID: 1045, and School Volunteer which is JobID: 1253. The online application process is a step-by-step procedure. Fingerprinting is a requirement of anyone who is employed, or volunteers for, Coventry Public Schools, but the fee will be waived.

When the application is completed, Applitrack will send a notice to all five of the schools that there is a new volunteer application for the Administrator to review and approve. Volunteers will then be contacted by any one of the Administrators listed below for next steps: Joseph Blake, Coventry High School Principal, 860-742-7346, or jblake@coventryct.org; Dena DeJulius, Capt. Nathan Hale Middle School Principal, 860-742-7334, or ddejulius@coventryct.org; Beth Giller, George Hersey Robertson Intermediate School Principal, 860-742-7341,or bgiller@coventryct.org; Ronda Lezberg, Coventry Grammar School Principal, 860-742-7313, or rlezberg@coventryct.org; Lois Hasty, Preschool and Early Childhood Education Coordinator, 860-742-4550, or lhasty@coventryct.org.

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