BETHANY

The annual Bethany Athletic Association/Fire Department Carnival will be held June 15-17 at the Bethany Airport on Amity Road, Route 63.

At 7 p.m. June 16, there will be a Firemen’s Parade with men’s and women’s marching units, bands and fire apparatus from all over the state. To donate a trophy for the parade, contact Parade Chairman Les Warner at 203-393-1964.

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 www.bethany-ed.org. 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.

The staff goal is to provide a program rich with literature and learning opportunities while still leaving ample time to play, create and explore. It aims to help children with academic, social, fine- and gross-motor skills, with an appropriate balance of structured and self-initiated activities that allow students to develop self esteem and independence.

The program aims to meet the specific developmental needs of each students, and follow the guidelines set up by NAEYC and the Board of Education.

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

The Downtown Milford Business Association will present the annual Milford Pirate’s Weekend, June 10, 11, to benefit the Arthur Luf Children’s Burn Camp.

• 6-10 p.m. June 10: At the Rotary Pavilion at Fowler Field, the Pirates Ball, concert featuring Changes in Latitudes, a Jimmy Buffet cover band, food trucks and cocktails. Costumes are encouraged for this 21-plus event, and the best-dressed pirate will win a chance to ride aboard the Oz with Capt. Kidd the following day. Tickets are $30.

• 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 11, Pirate’s Day: The pirates arrive at Lisman Landing, breakfast with pirates, a treasure hunt, arts and crafts, face painting, music and entertainment, and rides on the Elm City Party Bike. Pancakes tickets are $10.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pancakes-with-pirates-milford-ct-tickets-33015061939. Info: http://www.downtownmilfordct.com/events.

Women Reinventing Retirement will meet at 7 p.m. June 12 at the Golden Hill Health Care Center, 2028 Bridgeport Ave.

Karen Lombardi, of Woodbridge Animal Control, will speak about the shelter and animal adoption, and some guidelines for dealing with wildlife during the summer. Food donations will benefit the shelter.

Go to wrrofmilford@google.com.

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

• The Morning Book Discussion Group meets at 10:30 a.m. the first Thursday monthly. On June 1, the book is “A Piece of the World,” by Christina Baker Kline. The book for July is “The Girl Before,” by Rena Olsen.

For further information, call 203-874-5675.

• Summer story time for preschoolers, accompanied by a caregiver, at 10 a.m. Wednesdays, June 14-Aug. 2.

The 60th annual Plymouth Men’s Club White Elephant tag sale will be held 8 a.m.-3 p.m. June 3 at the Plymouth Building of the First United Church of Christ, Congregational, across West Main Street from the City Hall Duck Pond.

Donations of items for the sale are being accepted: household goods, tools, toys, bikes and small furniture are sought; large furniture, couches and old televisions will be accepted.

Items may be brought to the west wing of the Plymouth Building days and evenings through June 2.

For information, call Harry Byrne at 203-874-1870, or Bill Roots at 203-874-0066.

The Milford Historical Society, 34 High St., invites the public to take a memory trip back to see childhood toys and books when its summer exhibit opens June 3, 1-4 p.m. A reception will be held 2-4 p.m.

The exhibit will also be open June 4, 1-4 p.m. and every weekend until fall.

Tours of the three 18th-century houses are free, although donations are accepted. Visitors may see the herb and flower gardens and spend some time in the Country Store gift shop that offers such things as books, map reproductions, candles, old-fashioned toys, lavender sachets and small flags.

For information, visit milfordhistoricalsociety.org.

The Junior Woman’s Club will present touch-a-truck, face painting, food trucks and vendors, will be available 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 4 at Eisenhower Park on North Street. Shuttles will be provided from designated parking areas.

Cost: $5 per person, at entry. Children ages 2 and under are free. Some activities cost extra.

More information: MilfordJuniors.org, jwcmilford@gmail.com.

State Rep. Kim Rose, D-Milford, invites residents to Milford Day at the State Capitol at 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 1.

The event is designed to celebrate the organizations and businesses that make Milford.

To participate, contact Jason Knight at 860-240-8568 or Julie Nash at 203-783.-3230.

Set-up begins at 9:30 a.m.; meet at the North Lobby of the Capitol Building.

The Network of Executive Women’s monthly luncheon meeting will be held June 6 at 12:15 p.m. at a new location, Pop’s Family Restaurant, 134 old Gate Lane.

The group provides a platform for business and executive women to share ideas, promote one another’s endeavors and accomplishments, and to support goals of individual members.

To register: http://www.networkofexecutivewomen.org/Luncheons.html. Cost is $22, $17, $5.

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.

Tickets are on sale for the Devon Rotary’s raffle of a $20,000 Harley-Davidson Road King, an annual fundraiser that supports the Devon Rotary Foundation Trust.

Second prize is a $250 gift card to Costco, third prize, a $250 gift card to Brothers’ Harley-Davidson in Branford.

Drawing will take place at 8 p.m. June 20, at Stonebridge Restaurant, 50 Daniel St.

Only 500 tickets, at a $100 each, will be sold.

To purchase tickets, contact Jimmy Secondi at 203-877-7520 or any Devon Rotary member.

The Low Vision Support Group meets at 10:30 a.m. June 12 at the Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive. For information, call Eileen Torow at 203-878-8904.

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, with the Recreation Department, will give free, all-ages fishing lessons.

The basics of fresh water will be taught.

Classes will be 7-8 p.m. June 1, 2, in Room 159 of the Margaret Egan Center, 35 Mathew St.

Another class will meet at 8 a.m. June 3 at the North Street Duck Pond at Hitching Post Lane.

RSVP: 475-439-6218.

“Beauty and the Beast” and an ice cream social for the family will be held for free 6-9 p.m. June 16 at the United Church of Christ in Devon, 30 Ormond St.

Contact: Nancy Zellner at rcnjzel@gmail.com or 203-877-3488.

The city will begin to accept applications to the 2017 Renters’ Rebate Program from elderly renters (65-plus) or renters under the age of 65 who receive Social Security Disability benefits.

The maximum yearly income for single applicants is $35,200 and for married couples it is $42,900. The Department of Human Services outreach staff will be taking applications at Milford Senior and disabled housing sites as follows:

Viscount Drive June 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Aug. 1, 1-4 p.m. Jagoe Court June 15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Aug. 3, 1-4 p.m. DeMaio Drive June 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Aug. 8, 1-4 p.m. Jepson Drive June 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Aug. 10, 1-4 p.m. Foran Towers June 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saranor Apts. June 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Senior Center July 25, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. River Park July 28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Bring all 2016 rent and utility receipts and all 2016 income verification including their SSA-1099 and 2016 federal tax return (if filed).

The Department of Human Services is taking applications through Oct. 1 from all other qualified residents who do not live in the above sites by appointment; call 203-783-3253.

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

Gospel Choir concert, “The Journey,” June 4 at 2 p.m., patriotic, spirituals and gospel songs from the Songs of Zion, free.

Games designed to exercise your brain and create interesting conversation, June 5 at 1 p.m. Activities will include puzzles, trivia and a raffle.

Craft class spring craft fair, June 8 at 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Health fair, tips for being safe, active and healthy, June 8, 9:15 a.m.-noon, presented by students in the SCSC Nursing Program, blood pressure screening, summer safety, nutrition and chair exercises.

Flag Day, June 14 at 1:15 p.m., patriotic music by the center’s band and choral group.

AARP Safe Driving class, June 14, 9 a.m.-1:15 p.m. RSVP: Ed Berry, 203-549-9629.

Super Bingo, June 19 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Lunch at noon.

Movie, “Hello, My Name Is Doris” with Sally Field and Max Greenfield, June 23 at 1 p.m.

Presentation on traffic laws, changing lanes, parking, driving speed, accidents, tickets and left turns, June 27 at 1 p.m.

Discussion on protecting savings and investments from being lost due to the high cost of long term health care with John N. Massih, elder law, estate planning attorney, June 28 at 1 p.m.

Writers Unlimited Group program of stories, poems, a skit and a song, June 29 at 1 p.m.

Italian Cultural Class meets Thursdays, beginning June 1 at 11 a.m. in the small conference room, second floor.

ORANGE

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

Sunday worship: 8 a.m. in the chapel; 10 a.m. in the sanctuary, with Sunday school and a church nursery for all birth to pre-K children whose parents or guardians are attending worship service.

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

• Kindness Rock Garden, paint rocks with inspirational and motivational sayings Fridays at 1 p.m. Dedication is June 21.

• AARP Smart Driving Course, Thursday, June 1, $15 for AARP members, $20 nonmembers. RSVP.

• ShopRite of Orange registered dietitian talk on picnic food, June 5, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

• Trips: Tall ships Boston, June 19, $135pp. Twin lobsters with Rod Stewart tribute, July 19, $89pp. Block Island, July 25, $131pp. Thimble Islands cruise Aug. 9, $50pp, $60pp. The Songs of Frankie Valli, at the Aqua Turf, Aug. 17, $92pp. Boston Pops at Tanglewoood with conductor John Williams, Aug. 19, $147pp.

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 680 Racebrook Road, will welcome the community for Youth Sunday, at 10 a.m. June 4.

The young people of the congregation will fill the roles of readers, preachers, and Eucharistic assistants.

The Rev. Diana Rogers, will speak June 17 at 9 a.m. on walking the church labyrinth, which has been a spiritual exercise for centuries. Come learn more about this enduring spiritual practice. Meet at the labyrinth on the south side of the church off Pryde Drive.

Vacation Bible School returns in July.

Contact the parish office at 203-795-6577 or thegoodshepherd@optonline.net for information.

Chinmaya Saraswati Ashram, 393 Derby Ave., will hold a free, inspirational discourse (Pravachan) on Chapter X - Vibuthi Yoga of the Bhagavad Gita by the Swami Shantanandaji.

Discourse times: 7-8:30 p.m. June 2; and 9-10:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m.-noon, 3-5 p.m. June 3. Lunch is 12:40-1:30 p.m.

For more information, visit chinmayafairfield.org.

Ken Gemmell, golf professional at Grassy Hill Country Club, is running three free clinics as part of the PGA’s golf programs on June 10.

The women’s clinic is 2-3 p.m.; juniors, ages 7-11, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; and ages 12-plus, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Golfers must register in advance, as space is limited. Call 203-795-1422.

The Economic Development Corp. will present the 15th annual Orange Business and Community Expo on Wednesday, June 14, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road.

The event is free to the public. There will be product demonstrations, activities, raffles, food and an anniversary celebration.

Participants can showcase a business, products or service, sell products, and network with vendors and attendees.

Cost is $300 for an 8-foot booth, which includes pipe and drapery, linen-topped skirted table and a chair. All vendors receive their business information listed in the program, their business marketing materials included in event welcome bags, their company name listed in OrangeLife Magazine, an entry into the vendor/sponsor appreciation raffle, exhibitor lanyards, and activities.

Some booths may be provided with electricity for another $100.

To be a vendor, register at OrangeEDC.com/events_activities or call 203-891-1045.

Other options: For $75, marketing materials will be included in the welcome bags, which go to all attendees and vendors. An ad may be placed in the program; sizes and prices vary. Call the office.

Vendors are: Amity Insurance & Financial Services, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, Casanova Remodeling, Crunch Fitness, Floman Depaola Law Firm, Morgan Stanley, StateFarm Insurance and University of New Haven.

Shabbat Under the Stars will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 30, at Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven, 150 Derby Ave., Route 34.

Rabbi Michael Farbman will lead a Kabbalat Shabbat service on the patio.

Bring a comfortable chair or blanket, and bug spray. Following the service, a TE oneg will be available in the social hall.

The event is free. For more information, go to www.templeemanuel-gnh.org or call the office at 203-397-3000.

The Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will hold its 18th annual pancake breakfast Saturday, June 3, 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the fire station, 355 Boston Post Road.

Menu: scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, potato patties and all you-can-eat “Chips” pancakes prepared by the firefighters. Orange juice, milk, coffee and tea are included. Prices are: $8 for adults; $6 for ages 6-12; 5 and under are free.

Save $1 per person by buying advance tickets from any auxiliary member or at Knight’s Inc. 286 Boston Post Road.

For further information, contact Lynn Knight at 203-795-5882, lmk415@yahoo.com or www.orangevfd.com.

As of June 5, Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, will be open the following hours: 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.

A fundraiser for One Big Dog Animal Respite Fund for Woodbridge Regional Animal Shelter will be held 4-7 p.m. June 4 at Birchwoods at Oak Lane Country Club, 1027 Racebrook Road. The event will include a buffet, open bar and a DJ. Tickets are $100 at the shelter, 135 Bradley Road, or at 203-389-5991.

Live Well Senior Health Fair, with wellness workshops, fitness class, nutritious lunch, veterans info and laughter therapy, will be held 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 8 at Coachman Square at Woodbridge, 21 Bradley Road. The event is free. RSVP: 203-397-7544.

Woodbridge Center, 203-389-3430 or jglicksman@woodbridgect.org.

• The center provides health, wellness, nutrition, education and social activities for residents 60 years and older. It offers lunch, as well as transportation.

• Art class begins June 7 for 10 Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon in the Center Café. The class, taught by local artist Graham Dale, is $60. Participants are asked to bring their own supplies; for a list and to register, contact the center.

• Tour of Energize CT in North Haven on June 5 and learn about ways to cut monthly energy costs, free transportation and lunch. Van leaves center at 11 a.m. RSVP.

The Amity and Woodbridge Historical Society will hold its Spring Tavern Night on Sunday June 4, 5-8 p.m. at the Historic Thomas Darling House, 1907 Litchfield Turnpike.

Socity members will turn the house into an old-fashioned tavern. A seasonal meal, with appetizers, carving station, side dishes from the hearth, soup, bread and desserts, will include beer brewed for the occasion and wine.

Tickets are $45 per member, $60 for nonmembers. RSVP: info@woodbridgehistory.org.

The JCC of Greater New Haven, 360 Amity Road, will hold its annual Family Fun Day featuring touch-a-truck 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, June 4.

Entrance and parking are free with some fee-based activities.

The day will include music, games, activities, more than 20 trucks on display, train rides, pony rides, food, bounce houses, crafts, and vendors.

Vendor spaces and event sponsorships are available. Contact Eliana Sugarman, elianas@jccnh.org, 203-387-2424, ext. 228.

Heavy rain cancels; go to www.jccnh.org.

Applications for the Renters Program may be filed with the town assessor at Town Hall until Sept. 29.

It is available to full-time town residents age 65 by Dec. 31, 2016; whose total income does not exceed $35,200 for a single person or 42,900 for a married couple. People on Social Security Disability are exempt from the age requirement. Proof of all 2016 income and Social Security earnings is required, along with receipts, cancelled checks of 2016 rent and utilities, excluding phone and cable.

Applications can be filed 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays. For details, call the assessor’s office at 203-389-3416.