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

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.

Dine Out Milford, the annual Milford Restaurant Week, will tae 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.

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.

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 14, What Up Funk, funk, soul; July 21, Midnight Rodeo Band, country; 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., milfordlibrary.org. 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.

• 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.

• 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.

Milford: Tuesday action movies, 2 p.m. Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave., free, 203-783-3292 mfdref@ci.milford.ct.us.

• 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.

• Hypnotist, mind reader Keith Zalinger, 7 p.m. Aug. 24, free.

• Evening Book Discussion, “Murder in the Courthouse” by Nancy Grace, 7 p.m. Aug. 29.

• Classic Book Discussion “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens, 10 a.m. Aug. 29.

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.

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 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 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.

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 DMBA will present four, 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 l3, “The Sound of Music”; July 20, “Grease”; 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.

• Super Bingo, June 24 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., lunch at noon.

• 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.

• Movie, “Emma’s Chance,” 1 p.m. July 14.

• Milford Concert Band free concert, 1 p.m. July 16 at center.

• AARP Safe Driver class at center, July 19 9 a.m.-1 p.m. RSVP: Ed Berry at 203-549-9629.

• Renter’s Rebate Program presented by outreach staff from city Department of Human Services at center, July 23 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring all 2016 rent and utility receipts and all 2016 income verification including SSA-1099 and 2016 federal fax return, if filed.

• Luau Dance, July 26, 1-2:30 p.m., dance music by Airborne Jazz, snacks, dessert, $5 at the front office until July 21.

The chamber July Business After Hours, with food, entertainment and giveaways, will be held 5-7 p.m. July 20 at Sensitive Care, 55 Old Gate Lane.

Featuring Mary Jane Gleason, former owner/cook of Seabreeze Pizza Plus will be catering, Jay Rowe will be performing, Zac Depiero, local photographer, will have his photos on display.

Registration: $15 pre-registration; $20 member at the door; $25 prospective members.

RSVP: 203-878-0681.

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.

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

• Charts, Navigation and GPS course at 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 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.

• 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 skperrone@hotmail.com.

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

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.


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.

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.

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.

• 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:

July 13, 60s Satisfaction; August 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 plays 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 slide show trip presentation, Sept. 11 at 3:30 p.m. for trip April 23-30, 2018.

2017 Trips

Thimble Island 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.

• Twin lobsters with Rod Stewart tribute, July 19, $89pp. Block Island, July 25, $131pp. .

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 rain or shine, but could be called off because of dangerous weather.

Contact Denise Mirto at 203-464-9972 or denise.mirto@gmail.com.

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.

The State Library’s delivery system temporary shutdown is expected to end about July 17.

During this time, the library expects significant delays in receiving materials from other libraries and encourages patrons to return materials borrowed from other, non-LION libraries to the owning library to ensure prompt restoration of the delivery service.

Case Library events are free, except as noted. Register in person, 203-891-2170 or http://www.casememoriallibrary.org.

• Friends’ Basement Book Sale is Saturday, July 15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., with thousands of new and gently used books including hardcover and paperback fiction and nonfiction for adults, children and teens as well as vinyl records, DVDs, CDs and audiobooks.

Friends’ Book Sale Members Preview Night, Thursday, July 13, 5-7 p.m.

• Film Buffs: The Eagle Huntress Thursday, July 13, 7 p.m., 1 hr. 27 min. G. Aisholpan, 13, trains to become the first female in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to hunt eagles. RSV

• Oscar Film: Elle, Monday, July 17, 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 19, 1 p.m., 2 hr. 10 min. R. A successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her.

• Books & Breakfast Morning Book Discussion Group, Tuesday, July 18, 10 a.m., A discussion of Hot Milk by Deborah Levy. Led by Carol Davidson. Check for copies at the Circulation Desk.

• Growing Roses in Orange for 52 Years, Tuesday, July 18, 1 p.m., John P. Mattia, nationally recognized rose exhibitor, photographer, lecturer, will discuss growing and photographing roses in Orange for 52 years. RSVP.

• No Bake Kids’ Cooking Class, Wednesday, July 19, 2-4:30 p.m.

Session I: 2-3 p.m.; Session II: 3:30-4:30 p.m. For children entering grades K-6. Learn how to make tasty, healthful recipes with Courtney Huggins, Orange ShopRite’s registered dietitian. RSVP; notify library of any food allergies.

• “The Great Kapok Tree” drama workshop with Ingrid Schaeffer, Thursday, July 20, 2:30-4 p.m.

Children entering grades K-6 may act out this classic tale of a man’s visit to the Amazon rain forest and the unforgettable lesson he learns from the animals that call it home. Participants will also complete an art activity based on the book as part of the workshop. RSVP.

• 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.

State Sen. George S. Logan and House Republican Leader Themis Klarides invite area residents to attend a post-legislative session update at 6:30-8 p.m. July 17 at the Woodbridge Town Library, 10 Newton Road.

They will discuss the 2017 legislative session, the state budget and any other issues taxpayers wish to discuss. For more information, contact Peggy Tibbals at 800-842-1421.

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.”

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 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 17, Lunch Bunch! Join lunch with friends at the Brookside Inn in Seymour. Transportation is provided by the center van for $3, or meet there. RSVP. Participants self-pay at the restaurant.

• July 18, Adult coloring, taught by resident Fred Solomon, 11 a.m.-noon in the Woodbridge Center lounge. Materials are provided. Coloring books with mosaic designs, flowers and animals are featured.

• July 18, Lunch, entertainment with Paula Pettinella at 12:30 p.m. Lunch begins at 12:15 p.m. RSVP.

• July 25, Annual indoor barbecue, $6, at noon in the Center Café with entertainment by Jim Sheehan, co-sponsored by the Police Department. RSVP.

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.

• 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.

• 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 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.