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The Associated Press Connecticut Daybook for Friday, Oct. 18, and Saturday, Oct. 19. For questions about coverage, please consult the latest digest or contact the AP bureau in Hartford at 860-246-6876 or 1-800-842-2068.

FRIDAY, Oct. 18:

10 a.m. BLUMENTHAL-MURPHY SCHEDULE — The schedule for U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Christopher Murphy follows.

10 a.m. MANCHESTER — During a round-table discussion with Manchester Community College administrators and teachers, Murphy promotes his legislative proposals intended to limit increases in the cost of higher education and set minimum standards for schools. Room A-142, Manchester Community College, 60 Bidwell St., Manchester.

Noon. HARTFORD — Blumenthal and Murphy discuss federal budget negotiations and partisan politics during a news conference. Room 1B, Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave., Hartford.

Contacts: Kaylie Hanson, 202-579-2600.

Elizabeth Benton, 860-729-3589 or 860-258-6940.

10:30 a.m. LT GOVERNOR’S SCHEDULE — The schedule for Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman follows.

10:30 a.m. BERLIN — Wyman, representatives of the state Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and Service Employees International Union officials discuss training plans as part of the union’s two-year “Hurricane Sandy Response, Recovery and Resiliency Program.” The Hawthorne catering facility, 2421 Berlin Turnpike/Wilber Cross Highway (state Route 15 and U.S. Route 5), Berlin. Contacts: Steven Schrag, 917-312-2034.

11:30 a.m. HARTFORD — Wyman speaks during an event to mark the start of the annual “Operation Elf” holiday donation drive to assist members of the military and their families. Gov. William A. O’Neill Armory, 360 Broad St., Hartford.

2 p.m. HARTFORD — Wyman speaks during a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion of a bridge as part of the “CTfastrak” express bus project. Flatbush and New Park avenues, Hartford.

Contacts: Steve Jensen, 860-524-7377 or 860-539-9298.

11 a.m. CENT CONN ST-ENGINEERING LAB — Central Connecticut State University administrators including President Jack Miller dedicate the university’s Anthony and Helen G. Bichum Engineering Laboratory, featuring four laboratories, including a wind tunnel, and named after late New Britain philanthropists whose friends will attend the ceremony.

Location: Anthony and Helen G. Bichum Engineering Laboratory, Central Connecticut State University, Paul Manafort Drive near 1615 Stanley St. (state Route 71), New Britain.

Contacts: Mark McLaughlin, 860-832-0065 or 860-977-3274.

4 – 7 p.m. NEWTOWN YOUTH CENTER-MURAL — Newtown Youth Academy Inc. officials and residents mark the completion of a 100-foot-long mural donated by the creative director of the Manhattan Beach, Calif., nonprofit organization Big Sky Countries, artist Nichole Blackburn, during an “Open Play Day” event marking the Newtown organization’s fifth anniversary.

Note: 4 to 7 p.m. event includes 5 p.m. ceremony and cake-cutting.

Location: Newtown Youth Academy Inc.’s NYA Sports & Fitness Center, Fairfield Hills campus, 4 Primrose St., Newtown.

Contacts: Alisa Farley, 203-426-0088 ext. 106.

6:30 – 10 p.m. BEARDSLEY ZOO — Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo opens “Howl-O-Ween” activities scheduled on Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 26.

Location: Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport.

Contacts: Caryn S. Kaufman, 203-345-3430 or 646-765-6006 (cell).

SATURDAY, Oct. 19:

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. LT GOVERNOR’S SCHEDULE — The city of New Haven’s community services administrator, Althea Marshall Brooks, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman and representatives of the Access Health CT insurance exchange, established as part of the federal health care overhaul, participate in a community festival promoting health insurance coverage, marking the completion of a mural by New Haven artist Katro Storm and featuring face-painting and performances by the Nation Drill Squad and Drum Corp.

Location: Steston Branch, New Haven Free Public Library, 200 Dixwell Ave., New Haven.

Contacts: Steve Jensen, 860-524-7377 or 860-539-9298.

Kathleen M. Tallarita, 860-757-5339.

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. HEALTH OVERHAUL-INSURANCE EXCHANGE — Representatives of the Access Health CT insurance exchange, established as part of the federal health care overhaul, participate in events in East Hartford and New Haven as part of ongoing outreach events to publicize how residents can enroll for coverage through the exchange.

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. NEW HAVEN — The city of New Haven’s community services administrator, Althea Marshall Brooks, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman and Access Health CT representatives participate in a community festival promoting health insurance coverage, marking the completion of a mural by New Haven artist Katro Storm and featuring face-painting and performances by the Nation Drill Squad and Drum Corp. Steston Branch, New Haven Free Public Library, 200 Dixwell Ave., New Haven.

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. EAST HARTFORD — Hartford television station WUVN Univision channel 18 host Ana Alfaro, broadcasters from Bristol radio station WPRX 1120 AM and Access Health CT representatives participate in an event at C-Town Supermarkets grocery store, 442 Main St. (state Route 517), East Hartford.

Contacts: Kathleen M. Tallarita, 860-757-5339.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. WETHERSFIELD MUSEUM-HALLOWEEN — Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum opens seasonal “Witches and Tombstones Tours” continuing on Saturdays and Sunday through Oct. 27, a series of 90-minute Halloween tours about local witchcraft cases, 19th-century funeral practices and notable figures interred at the Wethersfield Ancient Burying Ground.

Location: Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, 211 Main St., Wethersfield.

Contacts: Charles Lyle, 860-529-0612 exts. 14 or 12.

Julie Winkel, 203-815-0800.

11 a.m. TRADE LEGISLATION-OPPONENTS — Member of the advocacy group Activate CT and the environmental group 350 Connecticut, or 350CT and union members and officials from the Connecticut AFL-CIO, the Hartford Central Labor Council and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers hold a rally protesting proposed federal legislation concerning the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and “fast track” authority to authorize trade agreements.

Location: Outside the district office of U.S. Rep. John B. Larson, second floor, 221 Main St., Hartford.

Contacts: Rebecca Burton, 860-371-5509.

6:30 – 10 p.m. BEARDSLEY ZOO — Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo continues “Howl-O-Ween” activities scheduled on Fridays and Saturdays from Oct. 18 through Oct. 26.

Location: Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport.

Contacts: Caryn S. Kaufman, 203-345-3430 or 646-765-6006 (cell).

The AP-Hartford

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