Michael Stephens

Thread City Hop Fest

 SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2017 | 1 – 5 PM


The Thread City Hop Fest is coming to Jillson Square (645 Main Street) Willimantic, CT on Sunday, April 30th from 1 – 5 p.m. From great beer, to great food and live music the Hop Fest is an event not to be missed!


Thread City Hop Fest 2017

Willimantic Classic 2017


Registration for the 2017 Willimantic Classic races is now open!

Welcome to the 2017 Willimantic Classic. We have three great races for runners of all abilities. The Thread City 13.1 is for runners who are looking to test themselves at a longer distance. This race has a great course that will challenge you early on, but gives it back to you in the last 7 miles with a flat fast course. Or there is the Tailored 10K for runners who are not looking to go as long, but still want a challenge. 10K runners will run the first half of the Thread City 13.1 to complete their 6.2 journey. The Frog Bridge 5K is for those runners who want to partake in all the fun, but don’t want to go as far. This course will take runners over the world famous Frog Bridge right to the finish line!

The race is hosted by the Willimantic Athletic Club (WAC) in Willimantic, CT. 


Sunday Stories with Tom Lee


 Professional Storyteller performs to benefit Windham No Freeze Project

Sunday Stories, a three-part series of storytelling events to benefit the Windham Region No Freeze Project, will celebrate its second event on Sunday, March 19, at 2 p.m. hearthside at the historic Fitch house in Mansfield. Professional storyteller Tom Lee will entertain and enthrall adults and children alike by spinning traditional stories, folktales and myths from cultures around the world.

Lee’s repertoire includes some stories that are centuries old, some originating thousands of years ago. He has brought storytelling programs to thousands of students in grades K-12 and is a roster artist with Arts for Learning, the Connecticut chapter of Young Audiences, and Connecticut HOT Schools. Lee is artistic director of artsVOYAGE in Spencertown, NY, a frequent guest artist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a performing arts partner with the Yale Center for British Art and the Metropolitan Opera Education Conference. For more information, on Tom Lee visit http://www.tomleestoryteller.net.

All events in the Sunday Stories series take place at the Fitch House, located on Rt. 195 in the historic district of Mansfield.  The elegant setting of this 1836 mansion creates a delightful Sunday afternoon escape from the winter cold with a warm fire, mulled cider and sweets.  Under new management, the Fitch House Bed and Breakfast offers style and comfort to guests with beautiful grounds that are ideal for private events. For more information, visit http://www.fitchhouse.com/events.

Seats are $20 each and are limited in this intimate setting. All guests 12 years and older are welcome. Call ahead to reserve a seat at 860-450-1346 or email the windham.nofreeze@gmail.com. Regular and handicap parking is available, and attendants will be on hand to assist with parking.


Its the first big dance party of the year and we’re going Hawaiian style! Put on your island duds and dance to Bruce John and the Bandeleros, The Wild Bill Project and starting at 6:30, Who We Are (Acoustic). Bring some extra cash for the terrific silent auction. Bruce wants to raise $14,000 for a full years rent! Desserts provided but feel free to bring your own refreshments. Tickets $25.00. Cash Bar. Tickets also at Willimantic Food Co-op and Windham No Freeze Project.

Saturday, January 21st – 6:30pm to 11:00pm

Willimantic Elks Club 1311

198 Pleasant Street, Willimantic, CT.

National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day

Dec 21st.

The first day of winter.

The longest night of the year.

People in our community have died without a home this year. While we must continue to work towards a world where no life is lived or lost in homelessness, it is also important to take pause and
remember our neighbors who have paid the ultimate price for our
collective failure to adequately address the tragedy of homelessness.

The No Freeze Project – 5:00pm to 7:00pm

75 Bridge Street, Willimantic, CT

Music To Warm The Heart

Songs of the season, to benefit the Windham Region No Freeze Project. Come join us Sunday, Dec. 4th at 3:00 pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Plains Road, Windham Center, CT.



24TH Annual Steeple Chase Bike Tour


Calling all cyclists, families and friends to join us for the ride. Meet us at the Eastern Connecticut State University Athletic Complex, rain or shine. Choose from 5 different scenic rides, or a 5-mile walk. Pre-register now through August 19th, or on the day of the event from 7-11am.



Mission Statement

The Windham Region No Freeze Project, Inc. is a not-for-profit agency dedicated to the survival of homeless adults who are in the Windham Region. We provide safe temporary shelter; we strive to address unmet needs including food, clothing, hygiene, case management, emergency and transport funding; we facilitate regional community and social service agency collaboration to these ends.

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