Bulletin Board


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 Milford Arts Council’s 40th annual Sand Sculpture Competition will be held July 1 at Walnut Beach.

Registration is 9:30-11 a.m.; sand building 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; judging is 2-3 p.m. with awards.

For more information, contact 203-878-6647 or visit www.milfordarts.org.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 24-3, 1 Helwig St., is holding an About Boating Safely class at 8 a.m. July 8.

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 skperrone@hotmail.com.

Women Redefining Retirement meets at 7 p.m. July 10 at the Golden Hill Health Care Center, 2028 Bridgeport Ave.

Eastbound Theatre members will perform several one-act plays.

Covenant to Care for Children will be the recipients of the collection of children’s clothing and infant care items. Food donations will benefit the Beth-El Shelter.

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Dine Out Milford, the annual Milford Restaurant Week, will take place the week of July 17-23.

Dine Out Milford visitors and local residents can experience dining in participating restaurants that will offer special prix fixe fare.

Participating restaurants include: Bin 100 Restaurant, Bridge House Restaurant, Eli’s Tavern, Gusto Trattoria/Italian Restaurant, Mexico Tipico, Monty’s River Grille at Great River Golf Club, Reggiano’s Pizza & Pasta Restaurant, Scribner’s Restaurant, Seasons by Jeffrey’s.

Dine Out Milford offers diners: prix fixe dinner prices, $20.95 or $27.95. A prix fixe lunch menu may be available at $17.95. Calling ahead and reservations are suggested.

The chamber will have a table at the Downtown Milford Farmers Market July 15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. to promote Dine Out Milford.

For more information, visit www.dineoutmilford.com or call 203-878-0681.

Grace Baptist Church, 400 Burnt Plains Road, is offering vacation Bible School for free for children entering kindergarten through finishing fifth grade at 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 10-14, with a closing celebration at 6:30 p.m. July 14.

During the same week, teenagers who finished grade 6-8 can attend free VBS with Bible study and activities.

Call 203-874-8928 or visit gbcmilford.com to register.

Medicare information

Medicare and Medicare planning will be explained by a representative from Bankers Life at 1 p.m. July 12 at the Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive.

Call Program Director Amanda Berry at 203 877-5131 for additional information.

Literacy Volunteers will hold its annual Neon Nightrun downtown July 15, starting at the Rotary Pavilion at Fowler Field, at 6:30-7:45 p.m. for registration.

The race starts at 8 p.m. Registration is $35. Children under 5 are free. The first 250 online registrants will receive a free T-shirt, glow necklace, glow glasses. The timed 3.1-mile challenge (uncertified) will have awards for runners and walkers. Register at www.lvsct.org or call 203-878-4800 for additional information.

After-party will be at Stonebridge Restaurant.

For more details, go to www.lvsct.org, Tami Jackson at 203-878-4800 or director@lvsct.org.

Saint Ann Parish is planning its seventh annual summer VBS camp, Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Built for a Purpose at 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. July 17-21.

Camp is for children ages 4-11 at the church, grounds 501 Naugatuck Ave.

There will be fun-shop assemblies, Bible discovery, music, an imagination station with gizmos and arts & crafts, game makers, and a snack factory.

Suggested donation is $25 per child, $5 per day, with a family maximum of $75. RSVP by July 10: Maria Tomasetti, atomasetti@snet.net or 203-988-8598 or www.saintann-parish.com.

MILFORD/ORANGE >> Milestones Behavioral Services, a nonprofit that provides services for individuals with autism, is partnering with Marrakech Inc. to operate a residential facility next door to its private school on the north end of Milford.

The home will be open to a limited number of students who attend one of two Milestones school programs. The second school is on the Boston Post Road in Orange.

The nonprofit was started in 1997 to provide programs available to children with autism and related developmental disorders. It has grown to include two private school facilities, a diagnostic center, an adult day program, a day care center, an intensive behavior treatment program, as well as outreach and consultation services.

Its mission is to improve the lives of individuals with autism and related disorders and the lives of their families by enabling them to become active participants and contributing members within their families and communities.

“Despite the increase in schools like ours, this region is still lacking in residential programs for many of our most vulnerable children,” said Suzanne Letso, CEO and co-founder of Milestones. “This organization has a proud history of creating programs based on the needs of our community, so this residential facility is our first step toward filling this need.”

Milestones plans to expand the residential programs as needed.

“We are very happy to be partnering with Marrakech on this project,” Letso added. “Our missions align in a way that allows us to have greater impact for many individuals with a range of needs.”

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

• The Morning Book Discussion Group meets at 10:30 a.m. the first Thursday monthly. The book for July is “The Girl Before,” by Rena Olsen.

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

Call 203-874-5675.

State Rep. Kim Rose, D-Milford, invites residents to a discussion on the state budget at 11 a.m. July 8 at the Milford Public Library program room, 57 New Haven Ave.

RSVP: Jason Knight at 860-240-8568 or Jason.Knight@cga.ct.gov.

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

• Middle school students, grades 6-8, invited to Crunchyroll anime club July 6, 6 p.m. 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. Meetings are the first Thursday of every month.

• Paper mosaics adult craft is July 6, 2 p.m. Instructions and materials included. Class size is limited.

• Take the Stage, July 15, 2 p.m. Teens can try theater games, improvisations and acting exercises; warm-up games, for students entering grades 6-12, with Ingrid Schaeffer, director of creative dramatics and chairwoman of the theater department at ACES Educational Center for the Arts.

• Build a Better World Summer Reading: Visit the Children’s Department page to keep track of your books and participate in our online challenges. Visit the library for a chance to win weekly prizes.

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

• Stories: Tuesdays July 11, 18, 25 at 10 a.m., songs, craft for ages 4 and up.

• Chess Club: July 11, 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.

• Drive in movie: July 12 at 2 p.m. Bring a box and create a car; supplies provided. Sit in car, movie at 3 p.m.

• Starry night stories, July 12, 19, 6:30 p.m. for ages 0-5, and all ages.

• Nature Nick’s Exotic Animal Show, July 13, 2 p.m., meet some of the strangest animals on the planet who all do their part to help build a better world.

• Sportstacking, July 18, 2:30 p.m., with Glenn Costello, Sportstacking Ambassador for CT and Sportstacking instructor, ages 8-14 RSVP.

• “The Sweet History of Pez,” July 18 at 6:30 p.m., family program with author Shawn Peterson, company archivist and historian at PEZ® Candy in Orange. Books will be available for sale.

• “The Great Kapok Tree” with creative dramatics: July 19 at 2 p.m. for ages 4-6, 3:30 p.m. for ages 7-10. Tell the classic story of animals trying to save their rain forest home. Drama games, costumes and a part for everyone. RSVP.

• Family painting: July 26, 2 p.m. for ages 5 and up with a caregiver and local artist Gayle Caro. RSVP.

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: volunteer@milfordoysterfestival.com.

The Milford Historical Society, 34 High St., will hold its annual potluck picnic for members and friends July 17, rain or shine. Indoor seating with air conditioning will be available, or attendees can sit outdoors.

RSVP: Barbara Ortoleva at 203-874-0035.

Party bike starts

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

Milford has the longest shoreline in the state, a downtown, festivals and neighborhoods. Amenities include paddle boarding, theater, shops and dining. Now residents and tourists alike can take it all in from the vantage point of a multi-person bike.

The Elm City Party Bike offers groups of eight-15 the ability to visit restaurants while viewing architecture, historical sites, the coast and more. 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 a permanent fixture 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.

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.

The Milford Road Runners will present the Courtney Honda Independence Day 3000 Road Race at 9 a.m. July 1 at Foran High School, 80 Foran Road.

Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Cost: $20 pre-registration; $25 race day. All proceeds are given back to the community or local charities.

Contact: Milford Road Runners: Courtney Honda Independence Day 5000.

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 Naugatuck Ave. A collection receptacle is expected to be placed there.

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: https://runsignup.com/Race/CT/Milford/WalnutBeachIceCream5K

To donate online: https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/CT/Milford/WalnutBeachIceCream5K

For additional details: www.boysandgirlsclub.com/5k.

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.

• The Animal Embassy program on four major tropical rain forest regions of world, July 20 at 1:15 p.m., meet chinchilla, jungle carpet python, a red-footed tortoise, red-eyed tree frogs, green iguana, Solomon Islands monkey-tailed skunk, Eclectus parrot.

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 JMdel61@gmail.com or Geralynn at 847-302-9729 or MilfordFA@gmail.com.

USCG Auxiliary 24-3, 1 Helwig St., is offering the Charts, Navigation and GPS course 8 a.m.-3 p.m. July 15.

To register, go to http://a0142403.uscgaux.info/. Walk-ins are welcome.

The class 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 information: 860-663-5505, skperrone@hotmail.com or http://a0142403.uscgaux.info/.


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

• On April 30, the church members voted to join the Open and Affirming Movement in the United Church of Christ. In preparation for the vote, for the last year and a half church members — including youths — have listened to speakers, joined in discussions and participated in Bible studies.

The church’s Open and Affirming covenant states that it welcomes, respects and affirms all people regardless of their sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, race, ethnicity, cultural background, religious background, nationality, age, marital status, economic circumstances or physical, emotional or mental ability.

Summer worship service at 9 a.m. in the sanctuary. Summer church school will be twice a month: July 9, July 23, 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, open Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m., will have a tag sale July 8. 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 www.templeemanuel-gnh.org.

Strange Magic — The ELO Experience will present the Independence Day concert, which precedes the fireworks, sponsored by the Orange Town News.

The event will take place July 2, rain date July 3, at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road.

Festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m., with comments from First Selectman James Zeoli. The concert will be followed at 9:30 p.m. by the fireworks with patriotic music.

Strange Magic is a tribute to the Electric Light Orchestra, with cellos and intricate vocal arrangements.

Concert-goers can expect to hear “Livin’ Thing,” “Evil Woman,” “Don’t Bring Me Down,” “Ma-Ma-Ma Belle,” “Strange Magic,” “Telephone Line,” “Can’t Get it Out of My Head,” “Sweet Talkin’ Woman,” “Turn to Stone,” and “Shine a Little Love.”

The nine members of Strange Magic, who are making their state debut, hail from Toronto. It will feature lead vocalist Phil Naro.

Sponsorship opportunities are available; contact 203-298-4399, www.orangetownnews.com or rocky@orangetownnews.com.

Food and novelty items will be available for purchase; WPLR Radio will be on-site with a celebrity guest.

Admission is free. There is a suggested parking donation of $5 to benefit the Orange Little League.

House Republican Leader Themis Klarides, R-114, and state Reps. Charles Ferraro, R-117, and Pam Staneski, R-119, will meet with residents to provide an end-of-session update at 6:30-8 p.m. July 11 at Gabriele Ristorante Italiano, 326 Boston Post Road.

They will recap the legislation that passed and proposals that failed during the session, which ended June 7.

For the “Pizza and Politics” event, the legislators will provide the pizza; residents may bring questions or concerns about legislation or the state budget.

To contact the legislators: 860-240-8700. For cancellation, check www.RepKlarides.com, www.RepFerraro.com, www.RepStaneski.com.

Activities at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 680 Racebrook Road. Info: 203-795-6577 or thegoodshepherd@optonline.net.

• Vacation Bible school will be 9 a.m.-noon, July 10-14. Group Publishing’s Maker Fun Factory activities will include songs, snacks, games, storytelling and crafts for age 3 years to rising fourth-graders; rising grade 5-12 pupils may participate as counselors-in-the-making.

The fee is $50 per child, with a maximum of $100 per family regardless of the number of children. Scholarships are available. Pre-registration is requested; walk-in registration is available.

Contact the church office at 203-795-6577 or thegoodshepherd@optonline.net. Registration forms are available at www.thegoodshepherdorangect.org. Contact the director, Jennifer D’Inzeo, at jenndinzeo@gmail.com with questions.

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

• Trips: 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.

As of June 5, Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, is 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.

Events are free, except as noted. Pre-register in person or by telephone: 203-891-2170. http://www.casememoriallibrary.org.

• New movies/TV on DVD: Denial, Doctor Strange, The Great British Baking Show, Season 1, Hidden Figures, Jackie, La La Land, Lion, Loving, Veep, Season 5, The Walking Dead, Season 5.

• Music on CD: Body Count, Bloodlust, Joey DeFrancesco and the People, Project Freedom, Nelly Furtado, The Ride, Mastodon, Emperor of Sand, Maren Morris, Hero, Brad Paisley, Love and War, Paramore, After Laughter, Franz Schubert, Piano Sonatas D.960 & D.944, Trombone Shorty, Parking Lot Symphony, Wire, Silver/Lead.

• Children’s Summer Reading registration, 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.

The Housatonic River Job Network will meet at 7-9 p.m. July 6 at Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road.

Guest speaker will be Mark Troncone, PMP® IT project manager, senior IT business analyst, whose topic will be “How to Create an Effective Marketing Plan.”

The Network is dedicated to those underemployed or in transition to meet, share leads, hear guest speakers, and obtain information for their job search.

Future meeting will be: Aug. 10, Melanie Szlucha, topic TBD.

Contact alexy56@hotmail.com for further information.

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

To begin, visit the registration page at www.oess.org 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. On July 10-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. Before July 10 and 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.


IA Club

The West Haven IA Club will hold a Doo Wop Dance at 85 Chase Lane, 8-12 p.m. July 15. Music by DJ Charles, free beer, wine or soda. Cash bar for mixed drinks. BYO snacks. Coffee and at 11 p.m. Tickets: $20 per person. Call Lou at 203-934-3339 or Ben at 203-933-4423 by July 11.

• The club seniors will take a bus trip to Foxwoods Casino at 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. July 12. Cost is $25pp, gratuity included. Casino vouchers are buffet and slot plays. Call Mickey at 203-606-8929 or Terri at 203-934-3188

• 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 (rreynolds@notredamehs.com) to obtain their files. Pick up deadline is Aug. 18, 2017. The records not claimed will be destroyed. For further information, call 203-933-1673, ext. 234.

A new Happiness Club is forming in town.

It will meet once a month on Wednesdays in the new meeting hall at the Woodbridge Town Library, 10 Newton Road.

The first meeting will be 6-7:45 p.m. July 19.

The presentation will be on “Mind Health Matters,” a conversation with Bernie Siegel, M.D., and Lionel Ketchian, hosts of a radio show by the same name.

Admission is free; everyone will receive a free copy of Ketchian’s book “Food For Thought.”

For further info: PrintLRK@aol.com, 203-258-7777, www.HappinessClub.com.

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

Opening day is July 6, as the first Tuesday in July is Independence Day.

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.”

The Amity and Woodbridge Historical Society will present a free, old-fashioned ice cream social 2-4 p.m. July 16 at the Historic Thomas Darling House, 1907 Litchfield Turnpike. Ice cream will be made. Go to: info@woodbridgehistory.org.

Woodbridge Library

• Build a Better World Children’s Summer Reading Program, for kids entering K-Grade 6 next fall, until Aug. 18.

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

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

• July 10, Coachman Square at Woodbridge barbecue, noon-3 p.m. at the picnic grove next to the Woodbridge Library, hot dogs and hamburgers, entertainment, bocce. Open to all town employees, first-responders and residents.

• July 11, Lunch program “Healthy Living for your Brain and Body,” at 12:30 p.m. presented by Maria Tomasetti, of Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter. Talk on research in diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement; use hands-on tools to help incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Brain games included. Lunch, $3, begins at 12:15 p.m. RSVP.

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.

• 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 Woodbridge Job Bank has numerous teenagers who are experienced in babysitting. Some have completed the American Red Cross Babysitters Training Course. Woodbridge residents who would like more information about babysitters or Mother’s Helpers may call Woodbridge Youth Services at 203-389-3429.

• 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.

• Job readiness at Amity Continuing Ed: July 10, 11, 10 a.m.-noon, high school and young college students to attend a two-day workshop about job or internship preparation. Each student will complete a resume, work through an application, and experience the interview. Class will also discuss proper attire and conduct. Preparation for work, part- or full-time, is the focus. Students will take a completed resume home on their flash drives.

Call Youth Services at 203-389-3429.

Minimum grade level: 9. Course includes: flash drive, workbook and materials. Fee: $10. Register at http://www.amityregion5.org/ Click on “Continuing Ed”

• 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.

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

• Helping honeybees survive workshop, July 13, 6-7:30 p.m. with Bill Hesbach, author, teacher, master beekeeper.

• Wild plant and fungi foraging, July 22, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., with the 3 Foragers, slide show, walk.

• 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.