Events & Programs NewsletterTake a class, attend an upcoming event, or join a support group!

Download our latest Educational Events & Programs newsletter, or view the classes, events, programs and support groups available through the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute listed below. Classes are held at our Hartford and Avon locations, as well as other Hartford HealthCare locations. Some classes are free; others charge a fee, and most allow online registration.


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Classes & Events
2 day Intermediate Printmaking
    Prerequisite: Must have taken the previous Beginner Class or have prior experience in printmaking.. This workshop will explore additional techniques utilizing safe water based inks and acrylic paints. Brief demos incorporating printing, collage, stenciling and hand-made stamp designs will leave plenty of time for individual experimentation. Materials provided; Do bring sketches or other reference for a rapid start.
Brain Tumor Support
    Hartford Hospital invites you to a free educational seminar for patients being treated for brain tumors and their caretakers.
Breast cancer: Understanding hormone therapies and side effects
    Learn about hormone blockers, medication side effects and the role of hormone therapies in treating breast cancer.
Change Your Eating, Change Your Life-After Cancer
    It is often difficult to make the transition from a diet lacking in whole foods to a healthy, cancer fighting strategic health plan. This class offers support during the transition, and will help you develop skill power as we explore diet strategies and their influence on enhancing and strengthening the body's innate healing system.
Creating an Envelope Book
    Transform common envelopes into a book that can be used to organize notes, as a mini scrapbook, or as a gift of keepsakes or inspirational messages. This book uses a "no sew" binding so it is easy for all to complete. We will be using colored ink and adhesives during the creating process. Materials will be supplied. Absolutely no previous experience required.
Lung Cancer Support Group
    Lung cancer education and peer support group for patients and caregivers living with lung cancer.
Mind-Body Relaxation
    Come unwind and rejuvenate with complementary instruction in breathing, gentle movement and relaxation. Limited yoga mats. Please bring your own if you have one.
Mobile Mammography
    Hartford Hospital’s Digital Mobile Mammography coach is coming. Take the time to visit us for your screening mammogram. Mammograms can save lives.
Paint Your Favorite Flower (for Cancer Survivors/Thrivers)
    Spring is here!! The daffodils are up....but the tulips, phlox, irises and lilies, and are just not popping out fast enough. Join us as we learn simple techniques to create lovely flowers on stretched canvas – you may just go home and create your own flower garden (without the dirt!).
Printmaking for Beginners with Martha Galuszka, MFA
    No experience necessary, everyone is welcome. If you have taken my classes before you will have fun trying new and different techniques. This is a revised exploration of Printmaking and will not be the same beginner course as before so fell free to sign up and see what you can do again. All supplies are included but bring an open mind, and sketches or pictures for inspiration. All materials are provided.
Ripped Paper Collage Creations
    Join this fun class using paper adhesives and a variety of different papers (wrapping, homemade, napkins, washi, and other exotic papers) to tear and put together to depict various scenes or abstract visions
Singing Bowl Meditation
    In a peaceful setting, experience the soothing sounds of Himalayan and Crystal Singing Bowls and float blissfully into a deep meditative sate where the tumultuous stresses of everyday life are cleared, cleansed, and washed away.
Soul Collage for Everyone: Love Is A Verb
    Every act of love we create in our community illustrates the power of this little verb. The SoulCollage® process assists us in finding those gifts and acts of compassion within ourselves that we may weave into our personal relationships, as well as the various communities that support us.
SoulCollage® for Everyone: The Mystery
    What mysteries lie ahead in this New Year of possibilities? Don’t you just love surprises!! Allow the unkown to come forward and meet your personal vision with a SoulCollage® card (process developed by Seena Frost,, as an opening to manifest your dreams in the coming year. A mystery envelope will be provided for you to create your new story. Come join the fun.. No previous experience or class attendance necessary. Bring a magazine or two
Understanding Prostate Cancer
    Understanding prostate cancer: Treatment options, including active surveillance
Cancer Screenings
    Free early detection exams offered
Colon Cancer Screening with Colonoscopy
    Colonoscopy Saves Lives. Colonoscopy is now available in Glastonbury.
Connecticut Quitline 1-866-END-HABIT
    Free telephone-based program providing information, counseling, referrals and support.
Mobile Mammography
    New state-of-the-art mammography equipment can now be transported to community organizations to provide screenings
Stress Management for Cardiac Patients - A 6-Week Group
    Recommended for cardiac patients interested in improving their skills to manage stress and is facilitated by a counselor from Hartford Hospital’s Behavioral Cardiology Program.