BETHANY

Woodbridge and Bethany residents in grades 7, 8, including private school students, may attend the Back to School Bash 7-9:30 p.m. Sept. 15 on the Woodbridge Green, 4 Meetinghouse Lane.

Rain puts the event into the Center cafeteria.

A raffle of an action camera will be held to benefit flood victims. Tickets are 50 cents or three for $1.

The event will include Big Daddy’s Racing and Photo Booth, a DJ, hip-hop dancer, games, prizes, snacks and raffles. Fee is $5.

Youth Services seeks adult volunteers and donations for raffle prizes. Call 203-389-3429 to help.

The Bethwood Bash is sponsored by Woodbridge Youth Services and the town of Bethany.

The Bethany Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will present a night of painting 7-10 p.m. Oct. 20 at fire headquarters, 765 Amity Road.

Painting will begin at 8 p.m. A professional artist will assist participants in creating a fall-theme sunflower painting.

Cost of $35 per person will include all painting supplies, tea, coffee “and,” paper products and ice. Bring a beverage and snacks. RSVP by Oct. 13 to Joan at 203-627-8874. Walk-ins will be permitted as space allows.

Cast-iron skillets are sought for the second annual Ladies Cast Iron Skillet Toss to be held at the Bethany Harvest Festival on Oct. 1.

Local eateries will provide gift cards as prizes.

The skillets can break. Unwanted skillets, 8-inch preferred, may be left with Jimmy Valenti at the Bethany Recycle Center; for pickup, call Bruce Loomis at 203-393-2487.

The Bethany Garden Club is celebrating 50 years of gardening, friendship and beautifying the town with a luncheon at noon Oct. 22 at Lakeview Lodge.

Past members who would like to be included in the celebration may contact BGC.GoldenAnniversary@gmail.com or Aileen at 203-393-1927.

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 a family visit to the school: 203-393-3032 or bethanynurserygroup@gmail.com.

Women Redefining Retirement will meet about 5 p.m. Sept. 11 for a potluck picnic at the Devon Rotary Pavilion, Walnut Beach.

Bring a chair, a nonalcoholic beverage, and a covered dish to share. Plates, napkins and utensils will be provided.

Go to wrrofmilford@google.com.

Nominations are open for Milford Speaks Out’s “Thanks for Coming!!” award for foreign-born Americans with a Milford connection.

Anyone can nominate a candidate. Nomination forms are available on bulletin boards at the Chamber of Commerce, Milford Public Library and at the Parsons Government Center, or at dlduffner@yahoo.com.

Bereavement support, choir rehearsals

Precious Blood Parish is offering:

• A bereavement support group to help those coping with the loss of a loved one. The 10-week program begins 1-3 p.m. Sept. 28 in Fr. Cronin Hall, St. Mary Church, 70 Gulf St.

The group meets Thursdays until Dec. 7.

RSVP: call the parish office at 203-878-3571.

• The Choir of St. Mary’s begins the 2017-18 season with rehearsals at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 in the choir loft. The all-ages choir is open to all the members of Precious Blood Parish. It sings at the 10 a.m. Sunday Mass, and for special services all year. There is no audition. Learn more at www.preciousbloodparishmilford.org/music/.

Lucia Chapter 25, Order of the Eastern Star, will meet at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Masonic Lodge Hall, 59 Broad St., under the direction of Worthy Matron Debbie Zaleha.

The Worthy Grand Matron of Connecticut and Grand Officers will be visiting. Refreshments will be served in the banquet hall after the meeting.

For information, call Zaleha at 203-734-6008.

Chapter 49, Royal Arch Masons, meets at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 in the Masonic Lodge Hall, 59 Broad St., under the direction of High Priest Craig Nelson Sr. Dinner will be served in the banquet hall for members who reserve. For information, call 203-877-4977.

The Milford Environmental Protection Initiative is selling $3 raffle tickets for a handmade quilt, and will put the proceeds into grants for local projects to protect and enhance Milford’s natural environment.

The quilt is 65-by-67 inches with a multi-color mix of geometric abstract and modern floral fabrics. The raffle drawing will be 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center at Milford Point. Ticket-holders do not need to be present to win.

MEPI’s 2018 calendar with photos of Milford will also be on sale for $12. For more information, call Jeanne Cervin at 203-301- 4250.

MEPI’s volunteer board awards grants to Milford residents, teachers, Scout troops, organizations and clubs. Examples of funded projects include: purchase of books about Long Island Sound by the children’s librarian, installation of bluebird nesting boxes by the Garden Club and Conservation Commission, planting of native plants and pollinator gardens by a Girl Scout troop, and a two-day horseshoe crab workshop by Sacred Heart University. Learn more at www.mepimilford.org.

The city will pick up residents’ bulk trash for free, following schedule of the four garbage days: for Mondays, it’s Sept. 11; Tuesdays, it’s Sept. 18; Thursdays, it’s Sept. 25; Fridays, it’s Oct. 2.

• Items should not be put at the curb earlier than the Saturday before the collection; everything should be at the curb by 6 a.m. on the pickup date.

• The bulky waste must be separated: metal must be apart from burnables; yard waste should be in disposable containers or bags; brush and wood must be cut to 4-foot lengths and tied in bundles.

• No more than four passenger car tires may be included.

• Where possible, similar items should be placed together in containers, which will be discarded.

• The following won’t be picked up: batteries, commercial items, logs and stumps, concrete or cement, anything requiring more than two men to pick up, hazardous waste, liquid waste, oil-based paint, motor oil, propane tanks, grass clippings.

• Sheetrock and demolition materials must be brought to Waste Conversion, 211 Old Gate Lane; it is not accepted at the transfer station.

Call the Public Works office at 783-3265, the Monday before pickup for white goods, such as stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers and hot water heaters.

The Milford Prevention Council and Woodruff Family YMCA’s fourth annual Superhero 5K and Family Fun Day will be held 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 10 at the Y, 631 Orange Ave., to raise funds for education and substance use prevention programs for city youths. There will be an all-ages 5K race, 1K obstacle course, costume contest, parade, color toss, bounce house, DJ, superheroes and raffles.

Registration is at 8 a.m.; the race is at 9 a.m.

Registration is $25, $15. Children 4 and younger are free.

RSVP: https://www.lightboxreg.com/superhero-5k.

Info: http://milfordprevention.org/events/superhero5K, Facebook event page, Wendy Gibbons, 203-783-6676, info@milfordprevention.org.

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

• Party in the Stacks! 2017 will be presented by the Friends of the Milford Library, 7-10 p.m. Oct. 21, with a whimsical woodland scene.

The event will feature a puzzle treasure hunt designed by Eric Berlin, author of the Winston Breen mystery series and a New York Times crossword contributor.

There will be music and dancing, appetizers, a photo booth and a silent auction.

Master of ceremonies will be longtime radio personality Brian Smith.

People in costumes inspired by the enchanted forest theme or a favorite book character, can vie in the costume contest.

Tickets are available on the Friends website and at the Library Circulation Desk.

Tickets are $35 for a Friend and $40 for nonmembers. After Oct. 1, tickets will be $50. Attendees must be 21 or older.

Details: partyinstacks.milfordlib@gmail.com or 203-785-3291.

• 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.

• Learn basics of making electronics with Arduino, combine sensors, buttons to control lights, motors, other actuators, no experience needed, ages 12-adult, 1-2:30 p.m. Sept. 9. RSVP: 203-783-3292, milfordbrainstation@gmail.com.

• Cut the cord: Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m., tale on saving money by cancelling the cable.

• 2:30 p.m. Sept. 10, Celebrate the cultural heritage of the Indian subcontinent with songs of Rabindranath Tagore and Hindustani classical music harmonium, cymbals and tabla accompany singing. Free.

• Sept. 11, 1 p.m. Introduction for those just starting out of genealogy.

• Sept. 12, 11 a.m. Introducing the advantages of Amazon Prime membership.

• Sept. 12, 7 p.m. All parts (A, B, C, D) of Medicare explained.

• Sept. 13, 2 p.m. Outline of career choices in the growing health care field. Descriptions of requirements and training.

• Sept. 14, 7 p.m. Advice to help you get organized and free your space of clutter.

• Sept. 15, 3 p.m. Kicking off the Irish Festival with balladeer Dan Ringrose.

• Sept. 19, 7 p.m. Opiate abuse, presented by medical toxicologist Dr. Charles McKay, the crisis and suggestions for turning it around.

• Sept. 26, 7 p.m. Details the steps to becoming a naturalized citizen. Presented by an Immigration Service officer.

• Sept. 27, 7 p.m. How Metro-North went from an award-winning operation to one suffering numerous derailments, slower speeds and deteriorating service, with former chairman of the Metro-North Commuter Council.

• Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m. Career Coach, in the parking lot.

Kids:

Preschool storytime: Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., stories, a craft for ages 3 and up with a caregiver.

Toddler time Thursdays at 10, 11 a.m., finger plays, songs and stories, for ages 2 and under with a caregiver.

LEGO© Buildathon the first Tuesday of every month.

Chess club Sept. 12, 6:30-7:30 p.m., aponsored by Milford’s Promise and the Milford Police Union, for players in grades K-12 of all skill levels. Sets will be provided or bring your own. A presentation on the fundamentals of chess will be shown. The Chess Club at the library meets the second Tuesday of every month. Registration required.

No-cook kids’ cooking class with ShopRite of Milford, Sept. 6, 13 at 6:30 p.m. for ages 6 and up. Space is limited and open to new participants only. One session per participant.

Music Sept. 14 at 6:15 p.m., ages 0-5 for caregivers and children to share music, instruments and movement together. Children of all abilities are welcome. Space is limited. Registration required.

Stories Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. An evening story time for ages 3 and up. Siblings welcome. Dress in your pajamas. Story times are third Wednesday of the month, September-December.

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, 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 Naugatuck Ave.

The annual Garlic Festival will be held by members of the Benson-Crump Memorial Community Gardens Program at 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Gazebo on the Green.

Rain date is Sept. 24.

The family event will include eight varieties of organic garlic.

Also, 12 theme baskets, beekeeper Ralph Harrison will be selling honey and beeswax candles; seasonal vegetables from Robert Treat Farm; Milford Historical Society Herbcrafters; Fawn Meadow Orchards apples; Filanowski Farm flowers; Q&A, demonstrations.

Also, refreshments, candy, Halloween pencils, tattoos, face painting and balloons.

Proceeds will benefit the Milford Recreation Department’s Benson-Crump Gardens Program.

For more information, call 203-214-3407, 203-464-4196.

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. Go to: http://2017folksonspokes.eventbrite.com.

Registration is open for the Milford Regional Chamber’s Health & Wellness Council’s seventh annual Step by Step to a Healthier Milford, a six-week self-walking campaign.

The kickoff will be 9 a.m. Sept. 23 at Walnut Beach or call 203-878-0681. Registration is $20.

The event benefits the Milford Chamber Trust scholarship fund.

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.

• Super Bingo will be Sept. 11 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with a lunch break noon-1 p.m.

• Sept. 12 at 1 p.m. Horizon Wings Raptor Rehabilitation and Education Center with Mary-Beth Kaeser, founder will present four rescued birds and their stories as well as the characteristics and behaviors of each: hawks, falcons and owls.

• Sept. 13, at 1 p.m. learn about a movement that assists people in attaining a sense of belonging by continuing to live and be involved in their community.

Executive Director Bitsie Clark of Home Haven, member of Village to Village National Network, will share how volunteers provide services to those in need, creating “villages.”

• “Keeping Up With The Joneses” will be screened at Sept. 15 at 1 p.m.

• Annual Senior Health Day will be Sept. 18, 9 a.m.-noon, with health screenings, preventative information, a cooking demo and a guest speaker on cataract surgery. Several screenings require pre-registration. Call Program Director Amanda Berry at 203- 877-5131 for information.

• The AARP Safe Driver class is Sept. 20, 9 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Call Ed Berry at 203-549-9629 to register.

• Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. a discussion on staying healthy and safe, A Guide to Fall Prevention, talk by the CT Fall Prevention Task Force with screenings for fall risk and handouts.

• Laughter yoga workshop is Sept. 25 at 9:30 a.m., a session of deep breathing, clapping, playful exercises (no contortions.

• DJ Chuck will be providing music at the sock hop Sept. 26, 1-2:30 p.m. Snacks and root beer floats. Tickets are $5 at the front office through Sept. 22.

• Sept. 28 at 1 p.m., learn the five warnings signs of Alzheimer’s memory loss and what steps can be taken during a program presented by Bridges By Epoch at Trumbull.

Trips, open to members only.

Holidays featuring Nashville Opryland, Memphis Graceland, New Orleans.

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.

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. Registration not 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:

About Boating Safety class at 8 a.m. Sept. 9.

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.

The Ellen Aftamonow Woodmont Library, at the Fannie Beach Center 16 Dixon St., presents:

• Morning Book Discussion Group, Sept. 7, 10:30 a.m., “My Name is Lucy Barton,” by Elizabth Stout. October’s book is “Yanahlossee Riding Camp for Girls,” by Anton DiSclafani. The group meets the first Thursday monthly.

• Preschool Story Time Mondays for children accompanied by a caregiver, 10 a.m. Sept. 11, songs, finger play and crafts.

Call 203-874-5675

The Connecticut Golden Age Games Team will hold an auction, with entertainment and refreshments, at 1-5 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Fowler Memorial Building, 45 New Haven Ave., next to the Milford Public Library.

Admission of $10 benefits the Veterans Fund.

Call Mike Coplan at 203-878-1165 for information.

The fourth annual Hoops for the Troops Basketball Clinic will be held 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Parsons Government Center gym, 70 W. River St.

Clinic organizer Joe Meade, is director of Hoopskills Basketball and is a college scout for the NBA’s Utah Jazz.

The clinic is for boys and girls ages 6-15; the cost is $25. Players can register and pay online at www.hoopskillsbasketball.com. All proceeds will go to United for the Troops (www.unitedforthetroops.org), a nonprofit that sends care packages to U.S. soldiers overseas.

The clinic activities are run by volunteer coaches from local high schools and colleges and will include contests, raffles and prizes.

Enrollment is limited to the first 80 paid registrants. Each player will get a red, white and blue basketball and will be asked to write a letter to a soldier to be included in the care packages.

For more information, visit the website or contact Meade at jmeade2873@aol.com.

St. Ann Church, 501 Naugatuck Ave., will hold the following:

• Tag sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 23, 24 indoors, rain or shine, housewares, clothing, toys, furniture.

Call 203-874-0634 or go to www.saintann-parish.com.

• Crafts vendors are sought for a Christmas fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 2 in the Parish Center. An 8-foot spot is $40. There will be raffles, Santa and baked goods.

Contact Maureen at mhanson808@gmail.com for a contract and guidelines.

The Caring Network, a free, ongoing support group for adults who have lost a loved one through death, meets 6-8 p.m. Sept. 20 and the first and third Wednesdays of every month, at Bridges Healthcare, at 949 Bridgeport Ave.

The group is facilitated by Cynthia Dodd, M. Div, a Bridges counselor and is sponsored by Bridges Healthcare and Cody-White Funeral Home.

For information, call Cody-White at 203-874-0268 or Dodd at 203-878-6365, ext. 344.

The Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce will present an economic summit of experts to discuss business trends. The breakfast event will be 8-9:30 Sept. 14 at the Great River Golf Club.

The panel will address how local businesses can prepare for the future while the Connecticut business climate and outlook remain challenging.

The panel is: Noah Ullman, director BlumShapiro: Artificial Intelligence For All; Don Klepper-Smith, economist and Connecticut business strategist; Elena Cahill, founder Globele Energy and serial entrepreneur.

The event is geared toward area business owners, developers, manufacturers and residents who do business in Milford or plan to do business in Milford.

Cost is $45 for members and $55 for nonmembers. RSVP: 203-878-0681 or milfordct.com.

Church tag sale

Wildermere Beach Congregational Church will hold a neighborhood tag sale at 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 16, rain or shine, 133 Broadway.

Furniture, household items, tools, sports equipment, books, children’s toys/furniture, home/garden/yard equipment will be sold. Selling space is $5. Set-up begins at 7:30 a.m. Call 203-874-9289 to reserve a space.

The ninth annual Wine Trail will be held 5-9 p.m. Sept. 9 downtown, sponsored by the Downtown Milford Business Association to benefit the United Way.

The walk showcases businesses and boutiques, serving wine samples and food tastings from restaurants. Each attendee will receive a keepsake wine glass. Tickets are $40.

Stops include Advisra, Duck Duck Goose, Fresh Salon, Galina’s, SV Decker Jewelry Designs, The Lovet Shop, Makeup Makeup & The Body Waxing Studio, Milford Bank, Sophie Claire’s, Spinnaker, and Whispers by Lady Olga. Restaurants include Joey C’s, Fonda La Paloma, Bar Thirty-Three, Eli’s and Walnut Beach Creamery.

Registration is at the DMBA booth, in the Scratch Baking parking lot, at 58 River St.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/9th-annual-milford-wine-trail-tickets-33023286539.

Congregation Sinai of West Haven/Milford, 1000 New Haven Ave., has tickets for High Holidays services on Sept. 20-22, 29, 30.

Cost is $125-$175. Times: Sept. 20 is at 6 p.m.; Sept. 21, 22, at 9:30 a.m.; Sept. 29 at 6 p.m.; Sept. 30 at 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Call 203-301-0558.

Health screenings will be available 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 18 at the Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive.

The annual health fair will include Fones School of Dental Hygiene, Cyber Safety-CT visit, Senior Go-To-Guide representative, blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, dental screenings and a mammography exam (by appointment), a cooking demonstration and advance care planning.

Representatives of the Fire, Police and Health departments will offer safety information and people from Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, Agency on Aging, AARP, Center for Domestic Violence Services, the Alzheimer’s Association, Yale Brain Study Opportunity and the Milford Senior Center Low Vision Support Group will meet with the public.

RSVP for the Yale Hospital Mammography Van at 203-688-1010.

Milford Hospital will provide cholesterol screening for $5. RSVP: Chris at 203-876-4004.

A presentation on cataract surgery by Dr. Alex Voldman, of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, will be at 10:30 a.m.

For more information, call Amanda Berry at 203-877-5131.

Milford High School class of 1967 will have its 50th reunion 6-11 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Milford Yacht Club, 131 Trumbull Ave.

Cost is $55. Other weekend activities are planned.

For information and payment details, contact Hilda Simon Wilson at 203-929-7188 or hildaswilson@comcast.net.

The Devon Rotary Club will hold its 30th annual Oktoberfest at noon-9 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Rotary Pavilion at Fowler Field behind the Milford Public Library. Entrance fee is $10.

Proceeds directly benefit the club’s activities including scholarships, grants and charitable giving.

There will be 15 Oktoberfest and craft beers on tap, German and American foods, merchandise, including mugs, German hats, T-shirts, and Das Boot available for purchase, raffle prizes, including a big-screen LCD.

The entertainment will feature a German oompah band headliner and locals the Rum Runners.

For further information, contact Rotarian Al May at amay47@sbcglobal.net or any member of the club.

Christ the Redeemer, Council 15870, K of C, is sponsoring a bus trip to see the Boston College vs. Central Michigan football on Sept. 30. Price of $80 includes ticket, bus, food and drink.

Call Tony at 203-874-4214.

Father Berean Assembly, K of C, will hold a dinner dance Oct. 14 at 240 Naugatuck Ave.

Dinner will be 6:30-8 p.m., followed by the dance with a DJ.

Cost is $25, received by Oct. 12.

The buffet dinner includes carved London broil, chicken picatta, eggplant rollatini, penne ala vodka, garden salad, roasted potatoes, cake, coffee and tea. Make check to K of C Father Berean Assembly and mail to Joseph Lucisano, 93 Berkeley Terrace, Milford 06460.

For group of eight or 10, contact Lucisano to reserve a table at 203-878-8343 or lucejk@aol.com.

Uganda Farmers Inc. annual Running Water for Africa 5K run/walk will be held Oct. 14 at Walnut Beach.

The flat racecourse affords views of Long Island Sound.

All proceeds will go toward providing clean running water for the people of Kichwamba, Uganda.

Participants check-in at the Devon Rotary Pavilion, 242 E. Broadway. The race will start promptly at 9 a.m.

Pre-registration will guarantee a free race T-shirt, save time and money.

Visit HI-TEK Racing’s website for more information.

Schedule: 7:30 a.m., race registration begins; ends 8:55 a.m.; 8:45 a.m., kids’ fun run; 9 a.m. 5K race, walk; 9:15 a.m., post-race fruit, food, fluids; 10 a.m. awards ceremony.

Specially designed T-shirts to all pre-registered by Oct. 1 and as available on race day

Cold drinking water supplied by the “Fresh Water Truck” courtesy of the Southern CT Water Authority

Awards to the Overall M&F winners and top three finishers in each age group: 9 and under; 10-13; 14-18; 19-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70-79; 80-89; 90-plus.

Timing is by HI-TEK Racing.

The proceeds will be used to expand the water project in the village of Kichwamba, Uganda, and will be providing thousands of people with running water, including a school and medical clinic.

Information: Uganda Farmers Inc., c/o Holler & Marecki, 31 Cherry St., Suite 109, Milford 06450.

Donations are tax deductible.

For sponsorships, contact founder Jane Holler at JaneH@hollerandholler.com.

For race information, contact Marty Schaivone, MS Running Productions, at msrunningproductions@yahoo.com, www.hitekracing.com/msrunning.

Sign-up: $25 pre-registration, $30 day-of; $15 for 18 and under, and over 70; the kids’ fun run is free with medals for all finishers.

ORANGE

Shabbat under the stars starts at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven, 150 Derby Ave.

At 5 p.m., a kosher barbecue will include hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers and salads. Rabbi Michael Farbman will lead a Kabbalat Shabbat service at 6 p.m. on the patio.

Bring a chair or blanket. Following the service, a traditional TE oneg will be in the social hall.

The event is free for those who pre-register at www.templeemanuel-gnh.org, or $5 per person with a $10 maximum per family at the door.

For more information, call 203-397-3000 or email office@templeemanuel-gnh.org.

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 680 Racebrook Road, will start the program year with a festive Holy Eucharist at the 10 a.m. Sept. 10 service. There will be a blessing of the students’ backpacks and an expanded coffee hour.

• Children’s Christian Faith Formation, headed by Sarah Greifenberger and Brooke Torres, begins at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Register a child by calling the church office at 203-795-6577, or in person on Sept. 10. It is free for children 4 and older.

Church members will in the civic tent at the Orange County Fair on Sept. 16, 17.

For more information, contact 203-795-6577, thegoodspheherd@optonline.net, www.thegoodshepherdorangect.org, www.facebook.com/cgsorangect.

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 http://www.casememoriallibrary.org.

• Edgar Allan Poe, live performance, Sept. 9, 1 p.m. Actor Lou Harmon performs dramatic readings of Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,” the story of a psychopath obsessed with someone’s “vulture eye,” and the oft-quoted poem of paranoia “The Raven.” The audience will also be told some lesser-known inside info about Poe’s life. RSVP.

Events are free, except as noted. Pre-register in person or at 203-891-2170

http://www.casememoriallibrary.org.

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

• 1980s tribute concert in the Gazebo with food trucks, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 7, after the farmers market.

• 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 a.m.-noon weekdays; $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 is time to play. RSVP: 203-891-4784.

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

2017 Trips

?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.

The Housatonic River Job Network is open to people underemployed or in transition between professional opportunities to meet, share leads, hear guest speakers, and get information for their job search.

Next meeting is at 7-9 p.m. Sept. 7 with guest speaker Linda Van Valkenburgh, owner, executive career coach at My Executive Career Coach. Her topic: “Recruiters - Can’t live with ‘em. Can’t live without ‘em.”

Van Valkenburgh will explain how to improve your understanding and dealings with executive recruiters, ATS systems and sourcers and the new LinkedIn interface.

The free meeting is at Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road. The group meets monthly on Thursdays.

Information: alexy56@hotmail.com.

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, with Rubix Kube and its “80s Strikes Back Show.”

The silent auction preview and reception begins at 6 p.m.; the performance is at 7 p.m.

The Kube cranks out pop, rock, new wave and dance hits from the decade; 1980s garb is encouraged.

The gala also showcases the talents of young aspiring performers involved in the foundation’s programs at Square Foot Theatre in Wallingford, Amity High School’s Creative Theatre, and Broadway Method Academy in Fairfield.

Master of ceremonies is Jared Andrew Brown, Artistic Director of Square Foot Theatre, with Amity Creative Theatre’s Rob and Andrea Kennedy and Broadway Method Academy’s Connor Deane and J. Scott Handley as co-hosts.

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 box office at 203-254-4010, 877-ARTS-396.

The foundation celebrates the memory of Orange resident Jamie Alaine Hulley.

For information: 203-891-8869; jamieart@snet.net.

The Orange Economic Development Corp. 11th annual golf tournament will be held Sept. 8 at Orange Hills Country Club, 389 Racebrook Road.

The OEDC will donate a portion of proceeds to Rotary Club of Orange Youth Services Program.

Dinner will be at the Orange Ale House immediately after tournament.

Check-in and lunch are at 11 a.m. at the clubhouse; shotgun start is at noon. Chair massages will be provided by Massage Green. Cost is $175.

RSVP: 203-891-1045, www.OrangeEDC.com/Events_Activities.

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. 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.

Chinmaya Mission Fairfield-New Haven will hold a free health fair and medical camp at 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 10 at Chinmaya Saraswati, 393 Derby Ave.

The event is sponsored by CT Association of Physicians from India.

The following services will be offered to all ages: screenings for asthma, blood pressure, blood sugar. Second-opinion consultations by specialists in internal medicine, OBGYN, gastroenterology, pulmonology, endocrinology, oncology, psychiatry, sleep apnea, sleep disorders. Dentistry: pediatric and adult screenings, fluoride treatments.

Services are free and confidential on a first-come, first-served basis. Walk-ins are welcome, and early registration is available.

Contact: Subhash Choudhary at skc4452@gmail.com.

The Orange Land Trust has invited Wingmasters to present a program on birds of prey on Sept. 16, 17 at the Orange Country Fair.

The presentation will include a saw-whet owl and some of the largest raptors, centering on the birds found in the East.

There will be free half-hour presentations at 11 a.m., noon, 1 and 2 p.m. at the Orange Land Trust tent. There will also be information on walking and hiking areas in town and see a photography display.

Pen and ink note cards and T-shirts featuring a bird of prey will be for sale. Proceeds will benefit the volunteer trust.

For information, call Chris at 203-397-7599.

Girl Scouts of Connecticut is recruiting members at 6-730 p.m. Sept. 21 at High Plains Community Center Cafeteria on Orange Center Road.

Activities will center around friendship, sisterhood and outdoor fun.

To join: gsofct.org, 800-922-2770.

The Chinmaya Mission Fairfield-New Haven will celebrate the Festival of Navaratri by holding its fourth annual Raas-Garba (traditional Indian folk dances) at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road.

The Garba will be accompanied by music by Devangi Dharani and group. There will also be Indian food. Bring dandiyas or rent them for $2.

Tickets: adults $10, children $5. Contact Deepa Sinha, 203-623-0506; Prashanti

Reddy, 203-654-1847 or Devangi Dharani, 203-676-6201.

For more information, visit www.chinmayafairfield.org.

Kai Byrd, principal of Mary L. Tracy School, 650 School House Lane, is the Title IX officer for the school district.

The Title IX federal law was passed in 1972 to ensure that male and female employees and students in educational settings were treated equally and fairly. It protects against discrimination based on gender and requires that each school district have at least one person designated as the Title IX officer.

Anyone who feels discriminated against may contact Byrd at kbyrd@orange-ed.org or 203-891-8028, ext. 1113.

WEST HAVEN

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.

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

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.

Youth Services

• Woodbridge Job Bank teens will work for town 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, baby-sitting, animal care, house work, and snow shoveling. Call Youth Services to join at 203-389-3429.

• Woodbridge Youth Services is seeking chaperones for after-school and evening programs.

Parents, grandparents, college students, and high school juniors and seniors may volunteer to help create a safe, fun event to encourage socialization. Donations are accepted from individuals and local businesses for program needs and raffle prizes. Call 203-389-3429, or email Youthone@woodbridgect.org for information.

The Ladies Guild of Our Lady of the Assumption is seeking unique vendors and creative crafters for the annual Christmas Bazaar and Craft Fair set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 18 at Our Lady of Assumption Church, 81 Center Road.

Cost is $50 for a 6-foot space, and $75 for 12-foot area. Applications: mrslindareilly@gmail.com or 203-387-1051. The bazaar benefits the guild’s Service Award Scholarship Fund, and other financial contributions of the ministry.

The seventh annual Murray Lender 5K Bagel Run is set for Sept. 17 at the JCC of Greater New Haven, 360 Amity Road.

The free children’s obstacle course begins at 8:45 a.m., with the 5K and the two-mile Family Fit Walk at 9:30 a.m.

The event includes inflatable slides for kids, a DJ, refreshments and licensed massage therapists.

Photos can be taken with the mascot, Benny the Bagel. The awards ceremony is held at 10:30 a.m.

RSVP in advance at jccnh.org/registration-bagel-run for $25 and receive a T-shirt, or register on the day-of for $30.

To be a sponsor or get more details, visit jccnh.org/sponsor-bagel-run. Info: JCC Fitness Director Susan Donovan at susand@jccnh.org or 203-387-2522, ext. 265.

An information and orientation session for adults interested in reading with children will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 26 at the Woodbridge Club, 10 Milhaven Road, off Ansonia Road.

No experience is required. Volunteers read and talk with an elementary public school child one hour a week.

The Jewish Coalition for Literacy, a nondenominational/nonsectarian program, recruits, trains and places volunteer reading partners for a child who can benefit from the attention of a caring adult.

Volunteers choose the day, time, school and grade of the student.

RSVP: Brenda Brenner at bbrenner@jewishnewhaven.org or 203 387-2424, ext. 308.

As of Sept. 1 appointments will be scheduled for town residents for the 2017-2018 Connecticut Energy Assistance Program administered by TEAM.

Verification of income and assets must be submitted with the application. This includes copies of the last bank statements or checks for: pay stubs (last four), or income verification from the individual’s employer, Social Security benefits notice, Supplemental Security Income, pension, unemployment, alimony/child support, interest and dividend income, and utility bill.

Also, the names, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers of all family members living with the applicant.

For an appointment, call Mary Ellen LaRocca or Judi Young at Woodbridge Human Services, 203-389-3429.