Save-A-Date: April 26

Boating safety — For advanced registration, go to  The USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 24-3 Training Center is located at 1 Helwig Street, Milford, one block north of Milford Boat Works. Walk-ins are welcome.
The About Boating Safety course (ABS) will be held on Saturday May 2,  starting at 8 a.m. Instruction will cover all the basic topics involved in the safe operation of recreational boating and seamanship. It will also cover safe personal watercraft operation. Successful completion of this eight-hour ABS course satisfies the Connecticut licensing requirements for boats and Personal Watercraft (PWC). Family participation is encouraged. Cost: $60.
For additional information call 860-663-5505, email: or visit All students will need to get a state Conservation ID Number before taking the ABS/PWC class. Go to
Navigaton course — USCG Auxiliary 24-3 is offering the Charts, Navigation and GPS course on Saturday, May 9. For advanced registration, go to The USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 24-3 Training Center is located at 1 Helwig Street.  Walk-ins are welcome. Class runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The course ties together electronic navigation and the method of plotting a course on a paper chart. Instructions on basic satellite navigation (GPS) and its functions are presented as well as pros and cons of relying on electronic navigation devices. Students will be instructed how to interpret and use information printed on charts as well as chart a course using that information and navigation tools. Cost: $60.
For additional information call 860-663-5505, email: or visit
Bottle drive — Sea Scout Ship 721, in Milford, will hold its monthly redeemable can and bottle fundraiser on Sunday, April 12, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the parking lot behind Saint Mary Church, 70 Gulf Street. Donations of redeemable cans and bottles help fund the coed Scouting program for youth ages 14 to 21, offered through Boy Scouts of America Venturing. This program provides nautical education and hands on experience aboard two 30’ sailboats. Interested youth should stop by the fundraiser for information.
State Police History — Trooper Gregory Lebau will speak about the history of the Connecticut State Police at the AARP Chapter 3240 meeting Tuesday, April 21, at the Shelton Senior Center, 81 Wheeler Street, at 1:30 p.m.  Refreshments will be served.
Church tag sale — Vendors are wanted for a tag sale hosted by St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 283 Bridgeport Avenue, on Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., rain or shine.  Table space rentals: contact Sheila Sardi, 203-874-2701, or, and leave name/phone number.
Mohegan Sun Trip — Sunday, April 19, sponsored by Congregation Sinai, 1000 New Haven Avenue. Departure 9 a.m., leaving casino 4:30 p.m. Casino giving food and money vouchers. Cost $35 per person; 50/50 raffle and snack bags will be provided. Call 203-301-0558 Monday to Thursday, 1:15-3:15 p.m. Money due by Monday, April 13.
Foran ‘95 reunion — The Joseph A. Foran High School Class of 1995 will be celebrating its 20th reunion July 31 through Aug. 2. Events will take place across the weekend, ranging from a casual get together to kick off the festivities on July 31 at Crush Sports Bar, a school tour, and the main event on Saturday, Aug. 1 at the Milford Fine Arts Council and concluding with a family day at the beach on Sunday.
The event is chaired by Lacy Daigle, class of 1995’s president, and supported by a group of volunteers from the class.
The reunion committee is continuing its search for missing classmates. Visit the website:
Families Anonymous — Families Anonymous is a free, self-help, 12-step support group for adults concerned about the drug, alcohol or related behavioral problems of a relative or friend. The group meets Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church Hall, 283 Bridgeport Avenue. No registration is required. Call Judy D. at 203-283-3867 or Charlene at 203-878-0669 or email
Crafters wanted — Crafters and vendors are wanted for an upcoming Mother’s Day Craft and Vendor Fair at the VFW, 422 Naugatuck Ave., Milford on Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is space for 25 vendors and no two will be the same. Some vendors include Mary Kay, Thirty One, Avon, Youngtique, Pink Zebra, Pampered Chef. The Ladies Auxiliary is sponsoring the event and all proceeds will benefit their ongoing Veteran Support projects. Space is filling quickly. For information call Stefanie at 203-258-0892     or email
Church yoga — St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 283 Bridgeport Ave., is offering free “Yoga for Recovery,” the first Sunday of the month at 12:30 p.m., in Faith Hall. Bring a yoga mat; free-will offerings welcome. Questions: e-mail Eileen at Class is rescheduled in April from the first Sunday to the second Sunday, due to Easter.
Church dinner — Grace Baptist Church, 400 Burnt Plains Rd., is serving dinners on Wednesday evenings from 5 to 6 p.m., $5 per person and $20 per family, children under 3 eat free. Feel free to stay for “Family Night” following dinner from 6:30 to 8 p.m. There’s childcare, a new state of the art youth center for teens grades 6-12. Call the church no later than Tuesday morning to confirm attendance, 203-874-8928.
Caring Network — The Caring Network, a free ongoing support group for adults who have lost a loved one through death, meets the first and third Wednesdays of every month, at Bridges, 949 Bridgeport Avenue in Milford, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Adults do not need to register. The group is facilitated by a Bridges counselor and is sponsored by Bridges…A Community Support System, and Cody-White Funeral Home.
For a brochure, or other information, call Cody-White Funeral Home at 203 874-0268, or the group facilitator, Cynthia Dodd, at 203-878-6365 ext. 344.
Warren reunion — Warren Harding High School will hold its 50 year reunion. Alumni, Classes ‘65 and ‘64, will celebrate a joint reunion, June 13, 7 p.m.-midnight, at Costa-Azzurra Restaurant, 72 Broadway. Prepaid reservations are $60 and include buffet dining and dancing to Flashback. Cash bar, alumni awards and raffles. Limited seating. No tickets will be sold at the door. Kick off event is June 12, 7 p.m., Captain’s Cove Seaport Restaurant, Bostwick Ave., Bridgeport. Details/reservations, contact Keith Nelsen, at
Al-Anon — Are you troubled by someone’s drinking? Al-Anon can help and welcomes all those who have family or friends with drinking problems. Al-Anon meets Sunday at 4 and 6 p.m. at Woodmont United Church of Christ, 1000 New Haven Avenue: Monday at 7:30 p.m. and Friday at 8 p.m. at United Church of Christ, Plymouth Bldg, 18 West Main Street; Tuesday, 6 p.m. and Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 21 Robert Treat Parkway; Wednesday at 8 p.m. at United Church of Christ, 30 Ormond Street, Devon. Meetings are free. Call 1-888-825-2666 or
Bottle drive — Jonathan Law Marching Band & Color Guard will hold a can and bottle drive on the third Saturday of every month, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Jonathan Law parking lot.