Salem Covenant Church in Washington will host a women's retreat, "When Heartache Knocks, Hope Answers," Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Five inspirational speakers will share how they found hope and courage after receiving devastating news.

Registration is $15.

For more information and RSVP, call the 96 Baldwin Hill Road church at 860-868-2794 or visit www.salemcovenantchurch.com.