Take Your Child to the Library Day, Saturday Feb. 3 at the Milford Public Library. A free copy of Harold and the Purple Crayon for each family who visits the library, while supplies last. The Connecticut State Library has provided copies to the Milford Public Library through the generosity of an anonymous donor by way of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

Preschool Storytime every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:30 am at the Milford Public Library. For ages 3 and up with a caregiver.

Toddler Time every Thursday at 10 am and 11 am at the Milford Public Library Let’s all share fingerplays, songs and stories together. For ages 2 and under with a caregiver.

Kids’ Chess Club Tuesday January 9 from 6:30 -7:30 pm at the Milford Public Library. Sets will be provided or you may bring your own. The Chess Club at the Library meets the second Tuesday of every month. Registration required.

Music Together Thursday at 6:15pm at the Milford Public Library. Ages 0-5. Children of all abilities are welcome. Space is limited. Registration required.

Starry Night Stories January 17 at 6:30pm at the Milford Public Library for ages 3 and up. Siblings always welcome. Make sure to come dressed in your pajamas. Starry Night Storytimes will be held the third Wednesday of the month from September-December.

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 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church Hall, 283 Bridgeport Ave. Milford. 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.

The Jonathan Law High School (Milford) Post Prom Committee is seeking donations in order to hold a safe, alcohol free event for the junior class following their prom on May 11. The committee is seeking monetary donations as well as donations of items gift cards, etc, to be used as raffle prizes for students or adults at a fundraising event on Feb. 1. To donate, contact the Post Prom Committee at jlhspp2017@gmail.com or call Sherri Franzman at 203-306-7081. The committee urges community members to follow their Facebook and Twitter Feeds for more Information @jljrprom.

The Winter Wonderland 5 miler, hosted by the Milford Road Runners, takes place Jan. 28, at Platt Tech High School, 600 Orange Ave., Milford.

Race registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; 9:30 race starts; 10:45, awards and ceremony.

Advance registration is $20; race day, $25

Pizza, soup and hot chocolate after. Go to milfordrr.com/wonderland.php

The Milford Arts Council presents Open Mic Nites on the second Wednesday of each month, through May 9, 7-10 p.m. Registration starts at 6 pm. All performing arts are welcome, singers, musicians, comedians, poets, magicians. If you have a talent to present, we want you to come.

Beverages, beer and wine will be available for purchase.

There is a door fee of $5.

Open Mic Nites take place at the Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave. For information, call 203-878-6647 or go to milfordarts.org.

The Milford Camera Club welcomes photographers of any age interested in the art of photography. Come and learn how to use your camera, how to take better pictures, and meet people with similar photo experience. Meetings take place at the Margaret Egan Center, 35 Mathew St. at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays from September until late May. .Meetings will include local competitions of member’s digital images and prints judged by members of other local photography clubs. For information go to milfordcameraclub.com or call Josh Goldin at 203 804-3058. Visitors and members under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Precious Blood Parish’s Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 1 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month. Open to anyone with or caring for a loved one with Parkinson’s disease, this group meets in Father Cronin Hall at St. Mary Church, 72 Gulf St. Visit www.preciousbloodparishmilford.org to see all of the group schedules.

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 Caring Network, a free, ongoing support group for adults who have lost a loved one through death, meets 6-8 p.m. 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 Concert Band is beginning its 26th season as the official band of the city.

Rehearsals are Mondays at 7:30 p.m. at the Fowler Memorial Building next to the library, 57 New Haven Ave. it is open to musicians of all ages and talents. Go to the MCB Facebook page.

Conductor is Duane Berge.

The Behavior Analyst Leadership Council presents expert Solandy Forte Ph.D., LCSW, BCBAD, speaking on how to improve your business practices and management through the use of Applied Behavior Analysis. The talk on Thursday from 7:00-8:00pm, will take place at the Milestones campus, 339 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT. Dr. Forte is Assistant Director of Consultation Services at CCSN: Center for Independence, in Glastonbury, CT, and an adjunct professor for the Institute of Autism and Behavioral Studies at the University of Saint Joseph, in West Hartford, CT.

It is free to members of BALC and open to the public for $20.00 per person.

WHEN: Thursday, January 11

6:00pm - 7:00pm

BALC Members: Free

NonMembers: $20.00

Registration includes attendance, materials

1CE credit offered to Board Certified Behavior Analysts and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts

WHERE: Milestones, 339 Boston Post Rd, Orange, CT 06477

REGISTER: http://www.balcllc.org/upcomingevents.html

Next meeting: Feb. 1st @ 7pm

Guest Speaker: Cindy Torres - Account Manager, Indeed National Franchise Accounts

Topic: "Indeed.com: One Search, All Jobs”

More than just a web site to showcase your resume, Indeed has also become the go-to resource for information and research about companies you plan on applying to. Indeed publishes labor market news, as well as blogs including employer trends and outlooks for hiring.

Cindy and her team will present to job seekers what Indeed is, how it has grown, and how to best utilize the site. In the first half they will explain and discuss the best ways to navigate Indeed, as well as illustrate how to upload your resume so employers can clearly see it. Cindy will also reveal some “insider” tips to ensure your profile stands out.

Finally, the Indeed team will also demonstrate the best ways to utilize Indeed for company research. This final part of the session will also consist of helping the attendees create an Indeed account and uploading their resumes, so feel free to bring your laptops. Participants are then free to do some searching and applying to jobs on their own.

Indeed team members will be available to answer any and all questions during this time. Don’t miss this chance to get great advice from one of the top tier job search web sites.

Future meetings will be held:

Thursday - March 8, 2018: Speaker and Topic TBD.

Location: Case Memorial Library - 176 Tyler City Road - Orange, CT.

Day/Time: Monthly on Thursday nights from 7-9 pm for the 2018 season.

Questions: E-mail alexy56@hotmail.com for further information.

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

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

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

• Hot lunch is 11:30 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.

2018 Trips: South Pacific Wonder, March 13-27; Pacific Northwest, California, April 23-30; Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights, Oct. 30-Nov. 5.

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.

The city is accepting applications for the federally financed Connecticut Energy Assistance Program in the human resources office on the second floor of City Hall, 355 Main St.

Appointments for all heating sources can be made by calling 203-937-3572.

The city will process applications by appointment Mondays through Thursdays. No walk-ins will be accepted.

Applicants who have difficulty speaking English are asked to bring a translator.

Eligibility for assistance is based on the income and assets of an applicant’s household. To qualify, applicants must provide pay stubs, including monthly Social Security benefits and pension checks, for the last four weeks for all household members 18 and older.

Applicants must also provide documentation of assets — recent bank account statements for all accounts for all household members — along with a current electric bill for all heating sources and a current gas bill for those who heat with gas, as well as Social Security numbers and birth dates for all household members.

Programs at the West Haven Library, Main Branch, 300 Elm St., include:

Preschool Story Time Mondays 10:15 -11 a.m., Graham Room, ages 3-5, stories, songs and a craft

Baby Time Wednesdays 11:15 a.m.-noon, Connie Sacco Room, up to 18 months, music, movement and stories

Toddler Time Thursdays 11:15 a.m.-noon, Connie Sacco Room 18 months-2 years, stories, songs and a craft.

To register, click on EVENTKEEPER at westhavenlibrary.org or call 203-937-4233. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Woodbridge Human Services Department is scheduling appointments for town residents for the 2017-2018 Connecticut Energy Assistance Program administered by TEAM. Income eligibility requirements must be met.

Verification of income and assets must be submitted with the application. This includes copies of the last bank statement(s) or check(s) for: a) pay stubs (last 4), or income verification from the individual’s employer, b) Social Security benefits notice, c) Supplemental Security Income, d) pension, e) unemployment, f) alimony/child support, g) interest and dividend income, h) and utility bill. In addition, the names, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers of all members residing with the applicant are required.

For more information or an appointment, call Mary Ellen LaRocca or Judi Young at 203-389-3429.

The Amity Teen Center, 10 Selden St., opened the nonprofit Medical Loan Closet.

It is a business was started last year by teens to learn how to start and run a business, and the benefits of giving back to the community.

Gently used medical equipment, such as hospital beds, wheelchairs, walkers, are collected and loaned out to people in the community that need them. There are no restrictions on residence, age or income.