The Lions-sponsored flea market is open Saturdays, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. until Oct. 28, except in severe weather, at the old Bethany Airport on Amity Road (Route 63). Admission and parking are free.

Set up begins at 6 a.m. Vendors must supply display tables or ground cloths. The cost is $10 per space, payment to be collected on-site. For more information, contact Bruce or Janet Hescock at 203-393-2078.

Public school kindergarten registration for the fall is open to children who will be 5 by Dec. 31.

Registration packets are also available at the Bethany Community School main office, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday or at Call 203-393-3350 for information.

Bethany Nursery Group, 511 Amity Road, is registering pupils.

The preschool program is for children ages 3-5 years and has operated in town more than 50 years.

Two-to-five day programs with varied hours are available. For families to visit the school, call 203-393-3032 or email

The Chamber of Commerce annual Summer Nights by Harbor Lights concerts will be held at 7 p.m. Fridays at the Fowler Field Rotary Pavilion behind the Milford Library on New Haven Avenue.

The schedule: July 28, Kathy Thompson Band, blues, soul; Aug. 4, The Bernadettes, rock, soul; Aug. 11, Rumrunners, pop, covers.

Bring chairs or a blanket. Rain cancellations will be broadcast on WPLR and WICC radio and on the Milford Chamber of Commerce Facebook and Twitter pages.

At the Ellen Aftamonow Woodmont Library, 16 Dixon St.:

• Summer story, songs, craft for preschoolers, with a caregiver, at 10 a.m. Wednesdays, June 14-Aug. 2.

Call 203-874-5675.

Milford Library, 57 New Haven Ave., RSVP: 203-783-3292.

• Middle school students, grades 6-8, Crunchyroll anime club, 6 p.m. the first Thursday of every month. The young-adult librarian will be showing episodes from Crunchyroll, an anime streaming site, and offering an opportunity for fans to discuss anime, manga and Japan. Refreshments.

• Toddler Time: Wednesdays at 10, 11 a.m., finger play, songs, stories, for age 2 and under with a caregiver.

• No-cook kids’ cooking class with ShopRite dietitian: Aug. 10 at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. for ages 6 and up. RSVP.

• Chess Club: Aug. 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m., for grades K-12 of all skills. Sets provided or bring your own. A presentation on the fundamentals of chess will be shown. Club meets second Tuesday monthly. RSVP.

• Tuesday action movies, 2 p.m. Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.

• Natural history of black bears, talk by Steve Johnson, city open space and natural resource agent, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1, Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave., contact Johnson, 203-878-7812,

• Adults make yarn bowls, supplies included, 2 p.m. Aug. 3, free. RSVP.

• Romance Book Discussion, “Agnes and the Hitman” by Jennifer Crusie, 10 a.m. Aug. 10.

• Evening Book Discussion “Out of Bounds” by Val McDermid, 7 p.m. Aug. 18.

Organizers of the 43rd annual Milford Oyster Festival are looking for people of all ages to volunteer a few hours, a day or the weekend.

The event will be held downtown 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 19.

For information:

The city has a partnership with the Elm City Party Bike, a pedaled sightseeing bike.

The Elm City Party Bike offers groups of eight-15 the ability to sightsee. Each seat on the bike has a set of pedals, and while an Elm City driver steers the bike, it’s powered by the riders.

Free dates are offered this summer with the hopes the bike becomes permanent next summer.

Schedule: July 29, Woodmont Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Aug. 5, Walnut Beach tour, 6-8 p.m.; Aug. 6, Walnut Beach tour, 6-8 p.m.; Aug. 19, Oyster Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Breast cancer group

Free meetings of the Milford Hospital Breast Cancer Support Group are held the first Wednesday of every month, 6-7:30 p.m. in Auditorium A at Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Ave.

For information about meetings, call the hospital Education Department at 203-876-4000.

Tattered and unneeded flags will be accepted for “retirement” weekdays at the city clerk’s office at the Parsons Government Center, 70 W. River St.

Flags may also be left in a box or bag outside the rear entrance of VFW Post 7788, 422 NaugatuckAve. A collection receptacle is expected to be placed there.

Folks on Spokes, ride and walk for suicide awareness, will be 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 17 at Fowler Field, 1 Shipyard Lane, downtown.

Cyclists of all ages, levels follow mapped routes around the shore, 20, 40, 50, 66 miles (Metric Century) or a 5, or 10 mile family fun ride.

Six rest stops along the route will offer water, fruit and snack bars. Rest-rooms are also available. Riders must wear a bicycle helmet and follow safe cycling practices. The walking route follows the shorel from the harbor to Fort Trumbull. Lunch, awards and entertainment follow.

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The Boys & Girls Club will hold the Walnut Beach Ice Cream Run at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 6 at Walnut Beach, 113 Broadway. It is a certified USATF 5K course.

Registration starts at 7 a.m.; the kids’ 1-mile race, free, is at 8 p.m.; at 9:30 a.m. are the raffles and awards.

Pre-Registered runners can pick up their bibs and T-shirts starting at 7 a.m. on race day.

Kids will gather around 7:45 a.m. for a stretch prior to the race.

To register:

To donate online:

For additional details:

The DMBA will present free, family-friendly movies at the Rotary Pavilion at Fowler Field, behind the Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave.

The events open at 6 p.m., the movies start at 8 p.m. The line-up is: July 27, “Hairspray”; and Aug. 3, “Mama Mia!” Food trucks will be selling food. Bring chairs, blankets.

The Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive, 203-877-5131.

• Italian Cultural Class meets Thursdays, at 11 a.m. in the small conference room, second floor.

• Christmas in July tag sale, July 31, 9 a.m.-noon to benefit center.

• Aug. 6, the center is open noon-4 p.m. for cards and bingo, billiards, special events, pool room open 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; hot dogs are $1.50.

• Trips, open to members only.

Aug. 6 “Finding Neverland” $100 at Bushnell.

Sept. 3 “Saturday Night Fever” $65, Ivoryton, lunch included.

Sept. 6 “Darling Grenadine” $80 Norma Terris.

Sept. 12-14 “Jonah” 2-17 $441pp. double, $50 deposit with reservation.

Sept. 17 ONE WORLD ... $ 94, The National September 11 Memorial Museum and One World Observatory.

Call 203-877-5131 ext. 2119

The Walnut Beach Association’s seventh annual Summer Concert Series provides free, family-friendly concerts 4-7 p.m. Sundays under the Devon Rotary Pavilion at Walnut Beach.

The lineup: July 30 Tangled Vine; Aug. 6 The Navels, The Void, PLB acoustic 11 a.m.-3:30; Aug. 6 Pocket Full of Soul with music starting at 11 a.m. for festival day,; Aug. 13 The Mix; Augs. 20 Freeplay; Aug. 27 Turbulence; Sept. 3 All Funk’d Up.

Bring a chair or blanket.

Parking in the adjacent lot is free after 3 p.m. for cars without resident stickers.

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, 7:30-9 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Hall, 283 Bridgeport Ave. No registration is required.

Contact Judy D. at 203-283-3867 or or Geralynn at 847-302-9729 or

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 24-3, 1 Helwig St., is offering:

• About Boating Safety class at 8 a.m. Aug. 5. Successful completion of this eight-hour course satisfies the state licensing requirements for boats and personal watercraft. Cost is $60. Walk-ins are welcome. Info: 860-663-5505 or

Information: 860-663-5505, or

The 19th annual Walnut Beach Festival will be held 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 6 at the center of Walnut Beach, Naugatuck Avenue and Broadway.

It will include arts and crafts, music, entertainment, a food court, shops and restaurants.

The Walnut Beach Music Festival will be held 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Devon Rotary Pavilion at Walnut Beach.

The line-up: 11 a.m. The Navels, 12:45 p.m. The Void, 2:30 p.m. Peter Lucibelli Band, 4 p.m. Pocket Full of Soul.


The Low Vision Support Group meets at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 14 at the Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive. For information, call Eileen Torow at 203-878-8904.

People who struggle with anxiety, fear, phobia or panic may participate in an eight-week class, support group to learn biblical principles and cognitive/behavioral strategies on a journey toward emotional wholeness.

The class will meet 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays Sept. 13-Nov. 1 at Grace Baptist Church, 400 Burnt Plains Road, and will be facilitated by retired school psychologist Roseanne Meyer. The cost is a $25 donation to the church. Call the church at 203-874-8928 to register through Sept. 3.

Registration is being accepted for a nonreligious day camp set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 14-18 at United Presbyterian Church, 109 Seaside Ave.

Cost is $25 per day or $100 for full week for grades K-5, ages 5-10.

Activities will include: reading, arts & crafts, science and games.

RSVP: ​203-874-7088; walk-ins will be accepted.

Children must have their own lunch.


Orange Congregational Church, 205 Meeting House Lane at Orange Center Road, will hold the following:

Summer worship service at 9 a.m. in the sanctuary. Summer church school is twice a month: Aug. 6, Aug. 27. The Crib Room will continue to be open Sundays during summer.

The Orange Historical Society Academy Antique Shop, 605 Orange Center Road, is open Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For information, call 203-795-3106.

Temple Emanuel will hold Shabbat on the Beach at 7-8 p.m. July 28 at Walnut Beach, 113 E. Broadway, Milford.

Bring a beach chair or blanket. Participants will sing together and greet Shabbat by the shore at this free event. Rain moves Shabbat services to Temple Emanuel, 150 Derby Ave.

For more information, contact Temple Emanuel at 203-397-3000 or visit

The Rev. Diana Rogers will lead the public on a walk of the labyrinth at 9 a.m. Aug. 12 at the Episcopal of the Good Shepherd, 680 Racebrook Road.

Walking the labyrinth has been a spiritual exercise for centuries, for spiritual meditation and contemplation. Meet at the labyrinth on the south side of the church off Pryde Drive.

Sunday service times include Rite II Holy Eucharist without music at 8 a.m. and Rite II Holy Eucharist with music at 10 a.m. Information: 203-795-6577,,,

Orange Senior Center offers programs. For more information and to register, call 203-891-4784.

• AARP Smart Driving Course, Thursday, Aug. 3, $15 for AARP members, $20 nonmembers. RSVP.

• ShopRite of Orange registered dietitian talk, Aug. 7, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

• Summer concerts in the Gazebo with food trucks, Thursday nights 6:30-8:30 p.m., after or the farmers market:

Aug. 10, Fools on the Hill Beatles tribute band; Sept. 7, 1980s tribute.

• Summer Picnic in the Pavilion, $15, is Tuesday Aug. 15 5-8 p.m. The Elderly Brothers will perform.

• Free, annual health, safety fair, raffle, refreshments, Friday, Sept. 15, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Vendors will give out information about products and services that benefit older adults.

Sponsored by Coldwell Banker, Orange Visiting Nurses Association, Maplewood of Orange and the Orange Senior Center. Call 203-891-4784.

• Ping pong, Monday at 11 a.m. and Wednesday at noon; billiards meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 p.m., Fridays at 10 a.m.; bocce meets Wednesdays at 10 a.m.; chess plays Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.

• Hot lunch is 11:30 am.-noon weekdays; a $3 donation is suggested. RSVP: 203-891-4765 before 1 p.m. the day before.

• Cribbage Club is Mondays, 1-3 p.m. Mark Halliday of Assisted Living Services will instruct students on how to play cribbage for the first hour. The second hour will be time to play. RSVP: 203-891-4784.

• Movie of the Month, Friday, Aug. 11 “Lion,” 1 p.m. Div Patel and Nicole Kidman star in story of a 5-year-old boy’s 25-year journey to return home, armed with only his memories and Google Earth. Popcorn, soda served. RSVP.

• Monthly book club, Friday Aug. 28. The next book will be A Long Way Home: A Memoir by Saroo Brierley

• Pacific Northwest trip slide show, Sept. 11 at 3:30 p.m. for trip April 23-30, 2018.

• 2017 Trips

Thimble Islands cruise Aug. 9, with lunch at the Chowder Pot, $50pp, $60pp.

The Songs of Frankie Valli, at the Aqua Turf. Share a bus, Aug. 17, family style food, $92pp.

Boston Pops at Tanglewood with conductor John Williams, Aug. 19, dinner, $147pp.

?Mystery? Sept. 13, with three one-act plays, lunch, river cruise, $99pp.

Chocolate sunset tour, Sept. 29, depart from Thomaston Station, Frasia Chocolate with Haight-Brown wine tasting. sunset toast, visit Fascia Chocolate Co., $80pp, $90pp.

Organizers of the annual Orange Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival are seeking volunteer help for the main food tent Thursday-Sunday Aug. 3-6.

High school students looking for community service hours, businesses and others are sought to assist for a few hours.

Hours would be 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday; 11 a.m. or 4 p.m. Saturday; and noontime Sunday, when it doesn’t go into the night.

The carnival is held at Orange Country Fairgrounds on Orange Center Road, rain or shine, but it could be called off because of dangerous weather. Fireworks are on Friday and Saturday night.

Contact Denise Mirto at 203-464-9972 or

Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, is open Monday: noon-8 p.m. Tuesday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday: noon-8 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Case Library events are free, except as noted. Register in person, 203-891-2170 or

• Oscar Film: Captain Fantastic, July 31, 7 p.m., Aug. 2, 1 p.m., 1 hr. 58 min. R. In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.

• Cooking Demonstration: Sensational Summer, Aug. 3, 7 p.m., Robin Glowa, “the Conscious Cook,” demonstration of farm-fresh ingredients, with tastings. RSVP in person; two tickets per person.

• Children’s Summer Reading, June 15-Aug. 18, children in preschool-Grade 6 may register in the library or online. When participants have read their first book, they will choose and decorate a game piece and pin it to the Summer Reading Game Board. Game pieces will be moved from one area of the board to the next as books are read. Prizes will also be distributed for books read during a particular week. Read five books and complete one activity from the list, then get entered into the grand prize raffle of your choosing.

Weekly stories: 3-5 years old, Aug. 7, 21, 4:30-5:15 p.m., music, finger-plays, craft.

Lap-sit, Aug. 8, 22, 10:30-11 a.m., nursery rhymes, sing and move together, explore touch-and-feel books.

2-year-olds Aug. 10, 24, 10:30-11 a.m.

Events for Children

“Under One Sky” family concert with musician, singer, storyteller Roger Tincknell, Aug. 17, 2:30-3:30 p.m., for children entering grades K-6, stories and songs with music all the way from Latin America, Ireland, Poland, Franco-America, Vietnam. RSVP.

Summer Reading finale: Magic, juggling by Scott Jameson, Aug. 18, 10:30 a.m., for children entering grades K-6, registration begins July 29.

No-Bake Kids’ Cooking classes, Aug. 22, 2-3 p.m. or 3:30-4:30 p.m., for children entering grades K-6 with Orange ShopRite registered dietitian. RSVP begins Aug. 1.

Events for Teens

Henna tattoo, Aug. 14, 6:30 p.m., for students entering grades 8-12 and adults, with Jamilah. RSVP.

STEM craft, LED constellation art, Aug. 16, 2-3:30 p.m. for students entering grades 6-12, learn basic circuitry by ED constellation. RSVP.

2017 Oscar Films: RSVP; opens three weeks in advance of program; Wednesday afternoon screenings are shown with subtitles.

Captain Fantastic, July 31, 7 p.m., Aug. 2, 1 p.m., In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent. 1 hr. 58 min. R.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Aug. 7, 7 p.m., Aug. 9, 1 p.m., the Rebel Alliance makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow. 2 hr. 13 min. PG-13.

Hell or High Water, Aug. 21, 7 p.m., Aug. 23, 1 p.m., a divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family’s ranch in West Texas. 1 hr. 42 min. R.

Book discussions: Aug. 24, 7 p.m., News of the World by Paulette Jiles, led by Toby Zabinski; Sept. 19, 10 a.m., Commonwealth by Ann Patchett, led by Carol Davidson.

The Housatonic River Job Network will meet at 7-9 p.m. Aug. 10 at Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road.

Guest speaker will be Melanie Szlucha.

Contact for further information.

The Orange public schools will have rolling registration for new students.

To begin, visit the registration page at for the child’s school and fill out the online registration forms. Prepare the documents listed and a representative will contact parents to set up an appointment. Until Aug. 3, registration appointments will be held at Mary L. Tracy School, 650 School House Lane, on Mondays, Wednesdays, noon-2 p.m., and Tuesdays, Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. After Aug. 3 appointments will be held at the child’s school.

Bring child’s original birth certificate, proof of residency, physical and immunization records to the meeting.

Registration at Amity Middle School, 100 Ohman Ave., for students who are new to Amity Regional District 5 will be held Aug. 21. Call Amity Middle School at 203-392-3200 for an appointment.

The Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation will hold its 15th annual Evening for the Arts Gala Benefit on Sept. 9 at the Quick Center at Fairfield University.

Performers are Rubix Kube and its “Eighties Strikes Back Show.” A silent auction preview and reception is at 6 p.m.; the band begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45 in advance, $50 at the door.

Send a check or money order to Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation, P.O. Box 1208, Orange 06477 or call the Quick Center box office 203-254-4010.

Information: 203-891-8869;


• Notre Dame High School of West Haven will destroy records for students who graduated or transferred in 2007.

The transcripts are not being destroyed; they will be kept on file. Any student that wants a copy of the records for that year must request a copy in writing to the Office Coordinator, Notre Dame High School, 1 Notre Dame Way, West Haven 06516.

The request must include the student’s full name, address while in attendance, present address, birth date, and grade level completed. All requests must be in writing; no telephone requests will be accepted.

• The Notre Dame West Haven High School guidance department will destroy all special education records for the class of 2007.

Members of the class may contact Sr. Rosemary Reynolds ( to get their files. Pick up deadline is Aug. 18. The records not claimed will be destroyed. For further information, call 203-933-1673, ext. 234.

Saint Lawrence School, West Haven, will hold its 100th anniversary dinner and reunion for all graduating classes 6-11 p.m. Sept. 16 at Fantasia Banquet Facility, North Haven. Reservations can be made at by Sept. 1. Info:

A preview on a trip to Alaska will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Ward-Heitmann House Museum, 277 Elm St.

The August 2018 trip will be 12 days. RSVP: Kathryn Gregory at 203-933-0599 or

The Woodbridge Library Farmers’ Market will run 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays in July and August on the Green.

The market will coincide with the weekly town summer concert series on the Green.

The library will also be running an outdoor movie series Tuesdays in August at dusk, around 8 p.m., to coincide with the end of the farmers market. The movie schedule is: Aug. 1: “Finding Dory”; Aug. 8: “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”;

Aug. 15: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”; Aug. 22: “Beauty and the Beast”; Aug. 29: “Emma.”

Happiness Club

Woodbridge Happiness Club meets at 7-8:45 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield.

There will be a talk by Audrey Carlson on “Can there be happiness and peace in the aftermath of tragedy?” Carson is the facilitator of the Hartford Happiness Club. Carson’s daughter’s was fatally shot when she was 24.

Info: Lionel Ketchian,, 203-258-7777 or

Woodbridge Center, 203-389-3430 or

The center’s programs include inter-generational events, arts and educational classes, entertainment, ongoing health and wellness opportunities a café and transportation for town residents 60 years and older.

Massaro Community Farm, 41 Ford Road, is presenting the following:

• Fermenting at the farm, Aug. 24, 6-7:30 p.m., with Sara Servin, suggested donation of $10 person.

• Dinner on the Farm, Sept. 3, 4:30-9 p.m., $150, all-local meal prepared by chef Denise Appel, outside at the Massaro Farm, a former family dairy farm, tour with farmer Steve Munno, open bar, appetizers, interactive exhibits, silent auction. Proceeds support the farm’s commitment to education and the thousands of pounds of produce donated each season to those in need.

Call 203-736-8618.

• Seventh-grade picnic: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 24. Residents of Woodbridge and Bethany may attend the 18th annual 7th Grade Picnic to meet friends, with pizza, music, games and an inflatable on the Woodbridge Green, $5. Call 203-389-3429 to sign up.

• Woodbridge Job Bank teens will work for Woodbridge residents who want to hire someone to assist with odd jobs like yard work, party help, cleaning, tutoring, and moving furniture or boxes.

Call 203-389-3429 for more information.

• The Job Bank in Woodbridge offers jobs to teen residents who would like to work to earn some extra cash. The application process offers a chance to learn about the interview process, safety on the job, and how to negotiate pay. Types of jobs may include yard work, babysitting, animal care, house work, and snow shoveling. Call Youth Services to join at 203-389-3429.