BETHANY NEWS BRIEFS
Document-shredding day set
The Lions Club will hold a document-shredding day 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 29 at the town recycling center, 755 Amity Road, rain or shine.
ProShred-Connecticut, of Wallingford, will provide a truck for the on-site shredding. Lions members will help unload vehicles.
The service is free, but a nominal donation will be suggested.
is for grades 7-8
The Halloween Bash is 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Center Building Gym, 4 Meetinghouse Lane in Woodbridge.
Students in grades 7 and 8 living in Woodbridge and Bethany, as well as private school students, may attend.
The evening will include a DJ, pizza, games and raffle prizes, as well as mummy wrap, doughnut eating and costume contests, all for $5.
Parent/guardian chaperones are needed at events. Donations of bathroom tissue for the mummy wrap and raffle prizes are needed. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-389-3429 to volunteer or make a donation.
The event is sponsored by Woodbridge Youth Services and the town of Bethany.
Breast Cancer Awareness Day
Breast Cancer Awareness Day will be held noon-3 p.m. Oct. 15 at Empower Her, 41 Village Lane.
The event will celebrate women and their families whose lives have been affected by breast cancer.
Admssion and massages by Blue Buddha Integrative Massage are free.
The Cupcake Chick truck will be selling sweets, and Savino Vineyards will provide wine tastings for $5.
A silent auction will include items from local businesses, professional sports teams and Disney tickets.
Empower Her is a new nonprofit that aims to connect with, encourage and support women and girls to promote their social and emotional well-being.
Town committee picnic is potluck
The Bethany Democratic Town Committee will have a potluck picnic 4-7 p.m. Oct. 15 at the home of Melissa Spear and Roger Hathaway, 350 Amity Road.
Call Betsy Thornquist 203-415-2577 about contributing an appetizer, entree or dessert.
for 3 towns
The Bethany, Orange and Woodbridge registrars of voters announce voting information for the presidential election.
Polls will be open 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8.
There are many ways to register to vote. Residents may register in person at a session listed below. Town clerk’s offices, libraries and other agencies also have forms available.
A new online registration system is available at voterregistration.ct.gov.
The deadline for mail-in registration (postmark and online) and in-person is 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1.
After that, the only way to register is on Election Day in all three towns at sites other than the polling places.
The registrars encourage everyone to register before the Nov. 1 cutoff to avoid lines at EDR locations.
On the last day to register, Tuesday, Nov. 1, a voter registration session will be held 9 a.m.-8 p.m. at the registrars’ offices in all three towns.
There will be a limited session in all three towns on Monday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m-5 p.m. It is only for people who have reached the age, citizenship or residency after the Nov. 1 deadline.
Applications for absentee ballots should be made through the town clerk’s office in each town. Voters may also download an application from the secretary of the state’s website: sots.ct.gov.
Ballots are available.
The town clerks’ offices are open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday in Woodbridge and Orange. Bethany’s hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays.
Those interested in working at the polls on Election Day, or who have questions, can contact the registrars in their towns.
• Bethany: 203-393-2100, ext. 121, Town Hall, 40 Peck Road.
• Orange: 203-891-4715, 4716, Town Hall, 617 Orange Center Road.
• Woodbridge: 203-389-3408, 3409, Town Hall, 11 Meetinghouse Lane.
For more information, see each town’s website.