Boating safety — USCG Auxiliary 24-3 is offering About Boating Safety course on Saturday, Oct. 11. For advanced registration, go to http://a0142403.uscgaux.info/.  The USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 24-3 Training Center is located at 1 Helwig Street, one block north of Milford Boat Works.  Walk-ins are welcome on day of the Class.

The class will start 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 8 hour ABS course satisfies the Connecticut licensing requirements for both boats and Personal Watercraft (PWC). Family participation is encouraged. Cost: $60.

For additional information about Coast Guard Auxiliary courses, call 860-663-5505, email:  skperrone@hotmail.com or visit http://a0142403.uscgaux.info/

Crafters sought — Crafters are needed for the Saint Ann Parish's 2014 Christmas Spectacular Saturday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the parish center. The price for an 8' spot is $50. This is a fun, family event featuring Dickens Christmas Village. There will be raffles, Santa, food and Christmas spirit. Contact Maureen at mhanson808@gmail.com for a contract and guidelines.

Vendors wanted —  St. Agnes Parish is seeking vendors for its Christmas Fair, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Parish Center, 400 Merwin Avenue. Tables are $35. Contact Eda at 203- 878-9050 or banananana70@optonline.net.

Vendors wanted — Platt Technical High School seeks craft vendors and food truck vendors for its annual Fall Festival and Car Cruise Fundraiser Event, Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 600 Orange Avenue. Vendor fee is $50, spaces are limited.

Car Cruise participants pay $10 per car entry fee. All makes, models and car clubs welcome. People's Choice trophies awarded. Public admission free.

For more information contact Lisa Kennedy at 203 640-1270 or lisa.kennedy@ct.gov

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.