Featured events in Milford Spotlight: Sept. 17

Book discussion September 17

Readers are invited to share their reflections about Harper Lee’s new publication Go Set A Watchman during a Book Discussion Group Thursday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1375 Boston Post Road, Milford.

Business networking September 17

Join the Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce for an evening of networking at September’s “Business After Hours.” The event is hosted by Stonebridge Restaurant, 50 Daniel St. in Milford, on Thursday, Sept. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $16 advance, $20 at the door, and $25 for prospective members. To register call 203-878-0681 or email chamber@milfordct.com.

Movie September 18

This adaptation of the traditional story of Cinderella follows young Ella whose merchant father remarries following the passing of her mother. PG rated. Friday, Sept. 18 at The United Church of Christ in Devon, 30 Ormond Street. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner is 6 to 7 p.m. and includes a hot dog, chips, dessert, beverage and popped popcorn. Dinner is $6, Ages 3-5 $3, under 3 is free. The movie follows and is free.

Irish festival is September 18 and 19

The Irish Heritage Society of Milford will host its 10th Annual Irish Festival on Sept. 18 and 19, rain or shine, in downtown Milford. The festival kicks-off on Friday, Sept. 18 from 6 to 11 p.m. A full day of Irish festivities will take place on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Admission is $5 Friday and $12 Saturday for those 12 years and older. A two day pass is $15.

The festival will take place at The Fowler Field Rotary Pavilion behind the Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Avenue. Visit milfordirish.org for more details, including information regarding the free shuttle service.

Step by Step kicks off September 19

The Annual ‘Step by Step to a Healthier Milford’ will kick off on Saturday, Sept. 19, 9 a.m., at the Walnut Beach Pavilion, presented by the Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Health & Wellness Council,’ (HWC). This six-week self-monitored walking program is designed to foster a healthier community, and benefits a student scholarship fund. Solo and walking teams are invited. A wrap-up celebration will take place on Monday, Nov. 9, 5:30 p.m. at the Milford Hospital. Guest speaker is motivational speaker Betsy Ratner. For details and registration information, contact the Chamber at 203-878-0681.

Superhero 5K set for September 20

On Sunday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Woodruff Family YMCA, Milford Prevention Council and Woodruff Family YMCA will hold its second Superhero 5K and Family Fun Day,  including a dunk tank, obstacle course, face painting, food trucks, bounce house and more. Awards will be given out to the 5K runners with the best race times. There will be a costume parade and contest. Check out Milford Prevention Council Facebook Page or visit milfordprevention.org and click on events for more information on pricing and details.

Masons breakfast September 20

The Masonics will present a breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 20, at the Masonic Hall, 59 Broad Street from 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. Donation of $8: Fried or Scrambled Eggs, Omelets, Pancakes or French Toast, and Bacon or Sausage. There will also be Potatoes, Toast, Orange Juice and Coffee or Tea. Special prices for families with young children. For information call Bob Sherrick at 203-877-4977.

Opera at the library September 21

Opera enthusiasts and opera novices can come together and learn more about this musical genre as the Milford Public Library presents Opera 101 on Monday, Sept.  21 at 7 p.m.

Leading the Library’s program will be Jack Vees, operations director and instructor of electronic music at Yale University's Center for Studies in Music Technology.

Civil War is topic September 21

Connecticut’s role in the Civil War is the topic of the Sept. 21 meeting of the Milford Historical Society at the Mary Taylor Memorial Methodist Church on the Green, 168 Broad St. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. Led by Hamish Lutris, an Associate Professor of History at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport. For more information go to milfordhistoricalsociety.org.

St. Mary’s Carnival September 25-27

St. Mary's Carnival, 72 Gulf Street, will be Friday, Sept. 25, 6-11 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, 1-11 p.m., with 10 p.m. fireworks, and Sunday, Sept. 27, 1-5 p.m. There will be food, baked goods, 50/50 raffles, and car raffle ($5 tickets). Wristbands available for $25 per day and good for day of purchase. Carnival sponsorships are available: contact Laura Dzialo at 203-877-2886.

Oktoberfest is September 26

The Devon Rotary Club will hold its 27th Annual Milford Oktoberfest, sponsored by Milford Bank, on Saturday, Sept. 26 from noon to 9 p.m. at the Rotary Pavilion at Fowler Field behind the Milford Public Library. This year’s Biergarten will feature 14 Oktoberfest and craft beers on tap. Entertainment lineup features German Dancers, an Oom-Pah Band, and local favorites Rum Runners and Total Hacks. There will also be a kid’s corner area with lots of family oriented activities.

Church/neighborhood tag sale September 26

The Wildermere Beach Congregational Church is hosting a neighborhood tag sale on Saturday, Sept. 26, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., rain or shine, 133 Broadway. Furniture, household items, tools, sports equipment, books, children’s toys/furniture, home/garden/yard equipment, and more. Selling space is available for $5, set-up begins at 7 a.m. Call 203-874-9289 or email wbcc133@gmail.com to reserve a space.

Folks on Spokes is September 27

Sunday, Sept. 27, 7 a.m., Fowler Field, 1 Shipyard Lane. Ride, run or walk to make a difference in the lives of children, adults and families impacted by mental illness or addiction. All funds raised help Bridges provide mental health service. For more information or to register visit http://folksonspokes.bridgesct.org.

Tag/bake sale September 27

The public is invited to the Saint Ann Parish tag and bake sale on Saturday, Sept. 26  and Sunday, Sept. 27  from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the parish grounds, 499 Naugatuck Avenue, Milford. Tag sale inventory runs the gamut — from housewares to clothing to toys, furniture and more. For information or directions to this rain or shine event call 203-874-0634.

Senior Center open house September 29

The employees at the Milford Senior Center invite Milford seniors to an open house at the center, Tuesday, Sept.  29, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A complimentary lunch will be available at noon in the dining room. Entertainment will begin at 1 p.m. There will be a tour of the building to observe the many activities, programs and services available. Call 203-877-5131 for additional information.

Columbus Dinner Dance is October 2

The Milford Columbus Committee Dinner Dance will be Friday, Oct. 2 at Grassy Hill Country Club, 6:30 - 11pm. Open Bar - Dancing - Surf n' Turf - Black tie optional. Music by “Eight to the Bar,”  $100 per person. Honoring Douglas Edo, George Amato an Sandra Vigilio. For tickets, call Jim Birarelli, 203-877-8980.

Water for Africa walk is October 3

Uganda Farmers Inc. is a nonprofit organization that brings clean, running water to remote villages in Africa. The main fundraiser is the Running Water for Africa 5K Race/Walk being held on Saturday, Oct. 3, starting at 9 a.m. at a new location this year, Walnut Beach. Specially designed t-shirts will be provided to all pre-registered and the first 60 registrants on race day. The proceeds of this year’s event will benefit the village of Nganiko. Register at hitekracing.com.

Rummage sale, crafts October 3

On Saturday, Oct. 3, at The United Church of Christ in Devon, 30 Ormond Street, will hold a semi-annual rummage and tag sale from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Also, a vendor and craft fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition The Kids Clothes Corner will be open from 9 a.m. to noon, featuring clothing and Halloween costumes.

Scholarship tea is October 8

The Milford Hospital Auxiliary will host its annual Scholarship Tea on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Milford Yacht Club, 131 Trumbull Ave. A fashion show featuring clothing and accessories from the Enchanted Window Gift Shop will highlight the gathering and will be available at a 20% discount, cash or checks. Tickets are $25 and include coffee, tea, tea sandwiches and desserts. Ladies are encouraged to wear “tea party” hats and to bring their favorite tea cup. “President’s Choice” and  “Funniest” hats will receive prizes. For reservations or information, call 203-647-6654.

Roast beef dinner is October 24

The Knights of Columbus, Christ the Redeemer Council 15870 will hold a roast beef dinner Saturday, Oct. 24, 6 to 9 p.m. in Fr. Toner Hall at the church, 325 Oronoque Road, $12.

Contact Mike Kalakay 203-878-5823 after 6 p.m.

Trick or Trot run October 31

The 4th Annual Milford Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Beth-El Center will take place on Saturday, Oct. 31. Sign in begins at 7:30 a.m., Kids Fun Run at 8:45 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m. from Lisman Landing in Downtown Milford. Breakfast is included. Halloween costumes welcomed. Fee is $25 for advanced registration/$30 same day. Register atmilfordtrickortrot.com. The event is sponsored by Harlow, Adams, and Friedman, P.C. and Sikorsky Credit Union.


Bingo — St. Gabriel School has weekly bingo, Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 6 p.m. Full dinner available. Doors open at 4. Church gives away more than $3,000 in prizes each night, with two progressive pots and two winner-takes-all; free coffee.

Grace Baptist — Grace Baptist Church Family Night resumes at 400 Burnt Plains Rd. For information call 203-874-8928. Starting Wednesday Sept. 9 and every Wednesday, 5 to 6pm dinner – $5pp, $20 per family, under 3 eat free. Reservations needed. All activities begin at 6:30-8pm. Kiddiecare – Newborn to age 3; GBC Kids Club – Prek – 5th grade; Youth Ministry – 6th-12th grade; Adult Bible Study; Mom’s Connect – Support group for moms with children ages newborn through high school.

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