Category Archives: Events

Volunteer Reception a Smash!

Barbara Ekman
Barbara Ekman, a West Haven volunteer, honored for 15 years of service

CRIS Radio honored its 300 volunteers from around the state at a reception at the New Britain Museum of American Art.  Volunteers are individually recognized when celebrating 5 year increments of service.  Last night they included:

5 years:

  • John Acey
  • Karen Bedard
  • Francine Goldfarb
  • Kay Long
  • MIchael Picozzi
  • Rena Tobey
  • Tim Ward
  • John Sullivan

10 years:

  • Jennifer Gaffey
  • Henry Gutterman
  • Ernest Johnson Jr.
  • Regina Strand

20 years:

  • Charles Wynn

25 years:

  • Steve Thal
  • Paul Young
  • Russ Wheeler

30 years:

  • Barbara Clark
  • James Stewart

35 years!:

More photos are available on the CRIS Radio Facebook page HERE.

Steve Parker

CRIS’ 21st ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC: Oct 3


When: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018  Shotgun start – 11 a.m.
Where:  Tunxis Plantation Golf Club

Title Sponsor: 
New Country Motor Cars Hartford
BMW, MINI and Mercedes Benz
One Weston Park Road, Hartford, CT 06120

Your participation allows CRIS to offer its service at no cost to people living in the community who are blind or unable to read due to learning, physical, intellectual, and emotional disabilities.

For more information, click HERE.
To become a sponsor, click HERE.

2018 DD: One for the Ages

The 2018 version of Dining and Dancing in the Dark is history and it made history.  The past champions who competed, dazzled the crowd with flashy dressed, incredible moves and even some nostalgia. Billy Johnstone eked out victory over an energized pool of rivals, including Nicole Nalepa, Marilyn Alverio, Floyd Green and Hanna Mordo. Thanks also to the crew from Arthur Murray, Scott Haney, Ann Howard, Eight to the Bar and all of those who came out to support Connecticut's radio reading service.

Photos and videos are available on our Facebook page, and here: (Read more)

The Perfect Romantic Gift

Dancing Through the Decades

Most years the champions are simply crowned, and when necessary, share the award; then there's 2015. What will The Clash of 2018 bring?

 

CRIS Radio will celebrate 40 years of broadcasting news and entertainment for people who have print disabilities at this year's Dining & Dancing Gala.

The 2018 event will bring together the champions of all the previous events for bragging rights and what promises to be the hottest, most glamorous Gala of all.

Save the date- April 28, 2018.  Better yet, what a romantic gift for Valentine's Day. Your partner will be impressed; you'll be benefiting a great cause; and you will have a blast in the Ballroom!

Invitation:  PDF
Sponsorship Opportunities:  PDF

The Talent:

Scott Haney
Billy Johnstone
Nicole Nalepa
Floyd Green
Marilyn Alverio
Hanna Mordoh

The Music:

Eight to the Bar

Connecticut's premiere swing band will once again jam the tunes that will keep your feet moving all night long. Check out there site and listen to the band HERE.

Getting there, Ordering tickets & Eating:


(Please note a meal choice- beef, chicken, veggie- for each reservation.)


Select Number of Tickets:
Meals, eg: "2 beef, 1 veggie"
Desired seating:




The Perfect Romantic Gift

Clash of the Champions 2018

Most years the champions are simply crowned, and when necessary, share the award; then there’s 2015. What will The Clash of 2018 bring?

Save the date- April 28, 2018.  Better yet, what a romantic gift for the holidays. Your partner will be impressed; you’ll be benefiting a great cause; and you will have a blast in the Ballroom!