The Milford Senior Center Gospel Chorus, under the direction of Debra Fellenbaum, will present a holiday gospel concert, Sunday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive.

The Gospel Chorus’ annual concert, entitled “The Light of the World” is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. 203 877-5131

On Friday, Dec. 29, at 9 Jepson Drive, Milford Senior Center will host a New Year’s Eve Party 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The music of Vinnie Carr will entertain party guests and a Chicken Parmigiana Dinner will be catered by Lasse’s Restaurant. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased at the Center’s front office through Friday, Dec. 23. Call 304 877-5131 for additional information.

The Milford Senior Center is a partner agency of the United Way of Milford.

12-11 to 12-17-2017

The Milford Senior Center at 9 Jepson Drive offers a variety of programs, activities and services for Milford residents 55 years of age and older. Effective July 1, 2014, the Milford Council on Aging Board of Directors voted to increase membership dues to $15.00 a year. For members who do not live in Milford, the yearly membership fee will increase to $25.00 a year. Call 203 877-5131 or visit our website milfordctseniorcenter.com Link to Contacts to Program Director Amanda Berry for information.

Night Time Programs: Monday evenings. The Center will be open Monday evenings, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Members can enjoy cards, pool and games. See schedule below.

Joint Injury Discussion: Discover how you can discover the most recent advancements in the field of joint injury and treatment. Visit the Milford Senior Center, at 9 Jepson Drive, Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 1 p.m. Dr. Michael J. Lim, MD Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Total Joint Specialists from Milford Hospital will be available to explain these advancements. 203 877-5131.

THE AHRENS PROGRAM

The Ahrens Program provides recreation, nutrition and educational activities for older adults with cognitive impairments. The program also enables caregivers to have several hours of respite while the participant is being supervised by staff members and volunteers. Please contact Rita Whiskeyman, Ahrens Program Coordinator or Jean Kaluzynski Social Service Worker at 203 877-5131 for details on this program.

9:30 a.m. Arts and Crafts

9:30 a.m. Laughter Yoga

10:30 a.m. Ballroom Aerobics

10:30 a.m. Low Vision

11:00 a.m. Zumba Gold

1:00 p.m. Bingo, Mahjongg, Scrabble

1:00 p.m. Art Class

4:00 p.m. Pickle Ball Experienced

6:30 Model Railroad Group

On Mondays, the Senior Center is open until 8:00 p.m.

9:15 a.m. Beginner’s Line Dance Class

9:30 a.m. Stretch, Strengthen and Stabilize

10:00 a.m. Ceramics Class

10:00 a.m. Gospel Choir

10:30 a.m. Osteoporosis Preventative Exercise Class

11:00 a.m. Literary Lunch Book Club “ Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult

1:00 p.m. Club C meeting followed by Bingo

1:00 p.m. Tap Dance Class

2:00 p.m. Quilting Group

4:15 p.m. Yoga Class

10:00 a.m. MSC Band Rehearsal

10:30 a.m. Country/Western Line Dance Class

10:30 a.m. Tai Chi

1:00 p.m. How to Avoid Joint Injury and Treatment

1:00 p.m. French Class

1:00 p.m. Bingo

1:00 p.m. Wii Bowling

9:05 a.m. Yoga

10:00 a.m. Writers Class

10:30 a.m. Line Dance Class

10:30 a.m. Qi Gong.

11:00 Italian Cultural Class

1:00 p.m. Brain Building

1:00 p.m. Wii Bowling

1:00 p.m. Knitting Class

1:00 p.m. Bingo

9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. free haircuts- call front desk for an appointment 203 877-5131

9:00 a.m. Ceramics Class

9:30 a.m. Stretch, Move and Connect

10:00 a.m. Creative Writing Class

10:30 a.m. Choral Group

10:45 a.m. Mediation

12:00 p.m. Foran Chour

1:00 p.m. Pickle Ball Beginners- Dec. 22nd Pickle Ball begins at 3:00 p.m.

The Milford Concert Band, the official band of Milford, will perform “A Milford Christmas”. A medley of holiday favorites will create a festive atmosphere. This is a free concert, open to the public, with refreshments served.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

The Milford Senior Center is open Sunday at noon till 4:00 p.m. for cards and bingo, billiards and special program events. The pool room is open 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Hot dogs are available at $1.50 each.

The Milford Senior Center offers lunch daily, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. Lunch tickets may be purchased at the lunch window from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Lunch ticket prices: complete dinner- $3.00 includes soup and dinner- Sandwich only $1.25. Soup only $.50. A vegetarian meal is offered: tossed salad or Peanut butter and Jelly sandwich daily for $1.00. Salad of the day is available as a cold plate for only $1.00. All meals include hot coffee or tea, rolls with butter and dessert.

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

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

Pre-registration is $20; Race Day $25

Pizza, soup and hot chocolate after

http://www.milfordrr.com/wonderland.php

Keeping Milford Warm Founder Kevin McGrath and the board of directors of the Milford non profit, conjunction with the Milford Kiwanis Club, have announced that the organization’s holiday fundraiser will take place at Grassy Hill Country Club on Saturday, Dec. 9.

Keeping Milford Warm was established to make sure that no Milford resident or Milford family would ever go without the assistance of heating their residence if they had no funds to pay for heating . The Organization services the whole city of Milford for those in need. For information on Keeping Milford Warm visit www.keepingmilfordwarm.com , or email keepingmilfordwarm@gmail.com Tickets can also be purchased online through Eventbrite. Tickets are $60 and includes, dinner, 2two- hour open bar, live music, dancing, raffles, door prizes, live and silent auction

The Milford Arts Council presents Open Mic Nites on the second Wednesday of each month, through May 9, 2018, 7-10 p.m. There will be no Open Mic Nites in December. 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 inside the venue.

There is a door fee of $5.

Open Mic Nites takes place at the Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Avenue, Milford, CT 06460. For more information call 203-878-6647 or go to www.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.

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.

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 schedule is: the annual “A Milford Christmas” concert at City Hall, Dec.16; Milford Senior Center, Dec. 17; and Trinity Episcopal Church in Trumbull on Dec. 18.

The citywide weekly leaf pickup has begun.

Only leaves in paper bags will be collected. Paper bags , which are biodegradable and can be mixed with composted material, should be left at the curb away from regular weekly garbage and recycling bins. The city will not accept plastic bags; leaves in plastic will be left curbside.

City crews will pick up leaves until the first significant snowfall. Leaves may be bought to the transfer station on Oronoque Road, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Saturday. It is closed noon-12:30 p.m. daily for lunch.

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd welcomes the community to take a break from your busy holiday preparations and join us at our Paint Social “Fun”raiser. Please join us on Sunday, Dec. 10 from 2-4 p.m. in the Parish Hall. No experience required & beginners encouraged! Just follow along while our Paint Social Art painting Instructor guides you step-by-step through the selected painting in just about two hours. We provide all the painting supplies (16”x20” canvas, acrylic paint, brushes, easels, aprons) for a fun night out with your friends. At the end of the night, you go home with your completed painting ready to hang. Refreshment will be served. If interested please reserve your spot at paintsocialart.com or contact the parish office at 203-795-6577 or email to thegoodshepherd@optonline.net

Dec. 15, 6:00PM, followed by dinner.

$10 per person, $25 for family. Bring your own Chanukkiah and candles, and let’s fill the sanctuary with light on this very special Hanukkah Shabbat! Enjoy music with our very own Temple Emanuel inter-generational band.

After the service, enjoy a family-style meal in our beautiful social hall. There will be fun activities for younger children.

Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven, 150 Derby Avenue, Orange.

For more information and register to attend, please visit our website: http://tegnh.org/ or call 203-397-3000.

Non-members Welcome!

An open group dedicated to those underemployed or in transition to meet, share leads, hear guest speakers, and obtain quality information for their job search.

Future meetings will be held:

Thursday — December 14: Speaker and topic TBD.

Location: Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, Orange.Day/Time: Monthly on Thursday nights from 7-9 pm for the 2017 season.

Questions: email alexy56@hotmail.com for further information.

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

Day/Time: Monthly on Thursday nights from 7-9 pm for the 2017 season.

Questions: Email 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.