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 Milford Arts Council presents Open Mic Nites on the second Wednesday of each month, through May 9, 7 to 10 p.m. Registration starts at 6 p.m. 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.

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 to 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.

Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road, Orange will hold its annual Landwirth Lecture, HE JAZZ SINGER SINGS ON! Celebrating the 90th Birthday of a Jewish-American Classic, on March 18 at 3:30 p.m. Did you know that the original “Jazz Singer,” starring Al Jolson, was Hollywood’s first talking motion picture? Did you know that Danny Thomas, Jerry Lewis and Neil Diamond starred as “Jazz Singers” as well? What is the enduring allure of this story? What was its origin? How does it speak to us today? Watch Jerry Lewis’ 1959 50-minute NBC performance of the Jazz Singer, as well as clips from other incarnations of this Jewish American classic. Discuss its significance with our guest speaker Dr. Eric A. Goldman.

Dr. Goldman, who received a Ph.D. in Cinema Studies from New York University, is a much sought-after lecturer on Jewish film. Dr. Goldman has served as a member of the Educational Advisory Committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and is currently adjunct professor of cinema at Yeshiva University. He co-hosted on the Turner Movie Classics television network and is the film critic for “The Jewish Standard.” His most recent book The American Jewish Story through Cinema, published by the University of Texas Press, has garnered critical acclaim.

All are welcome. Free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Landwirth Family Fund. For further information, please call the synagogue office at 203-799-2341.

Ansantawae Masonic Lodge #89, is offering two “Memorial Medical Scholarships” for $1,000 each to a college student studying counseling, social services, psychology, psychiatry, nursing, medicine, social work, gerontology or pharmacology and having completed a minimum of two college semesters in their chosen field, and maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.75 are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. Candidates must be a daughter, son, granddaughter, or grandson of a member of Ansantawae Lodge #89 or a resident of the town of Orange.

Also being offered are two “Memorial Lodge Family Scholarships” for $1,000 each. Candidates must be a daughter, son, granddaughter, or grandson, of a member of Ansantawae Lodge #89 . Applicants must have completed a minimum of two college semesters in their chosen field, and maintained a minimum GPA of 2.75. Qualified students are encouraged to apply.

Interested students should send a synopsis of their credentials and currrent social interests within their chosen field, along with a current official school transcript. [Transcripts should be sent directly from your school. ]

To: Lodge Scholarship Committee, Mrs. Elmer F. Manley, 1014 Fernbrook Road, Orange, CT 06477-1011. All requests must be received by May 25, 2018. Your full name, address, email and phone where you can be reached must also be included. For further information call (203) 799-2651 or (203) 623-9421 or email hcbypolly@yahoo.com Subject: Scholarship.

The Friends of the Case Memorial Library announce that applications for the 2018 Lucy Scillia Scholarship can now be picked up at the Library. Applicants must reside in Orange, but may attend any public or private high school. The amount of the scholarship is $1000.00 . Completed applications may be delivered to the library or sent to: Friends of the Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, Orange, 6477.

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 to 9 p.m. 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. to 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 to 27; Pacific Northwest, California, April 23 to 30; Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights, Oct. 30 to 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.

Save the date for March 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. for our 32nd Annual Auction and Corned Beef Dinner. Ticket can be purchased at Bethany Town Hall - Town Clerk's Office or call Lion Janet Brunwin at 203-231-3694. Ticket prices are $20 for adult and $12 for children. Proceeds raised from this charity auction will help support the Bethany Lions Club Annual Scholarship Fund, which benefits graduating seniors from Bethany. Bring your friends and family - it's a great time!

Interested in contributing a gift certificate, basket or collectible? Drop us a line at bethanylionsauction@gmail.com

For more information, visit: www.bethanyctlions.com for updates to this event and other club activities.

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 to 11 a.m., Graham Room, ages 3 to 5, stories, songs and a craft

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

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

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

What do you get when you cross a local craft brewery with a reputation for excellence, and an Episcopal church who wants to get the word out that worshipping God can also be relaxed and fun? The answer is “Craft Church.” On Sunday, March 18, The New England Brewing Company, located at 175 Amity Road in Woodbridge, is offering up their famous Tasting Room to church goers and spiritual seekers alike for a special Sunday night Service/event.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. where guests will be treated to a variety of appetizers, sparkling cider, and two free samples of NEB's latest creations on tap. (For those over 21). At 7 p.m. a Eucharistic service, open to all, will occur around the bar, joined by a great live band. Afterwards, stay and enjoy a craft beer (a portion of the sales will go to fight local hunger) meet some new friends, and/or try to stump the priest with questions about good and evil.

Why church in a brewery? It's simple really, because once upon a time, a carpenter came to Earth to feed the hungry, talk with the spiritually curious, and console the heavily burdened. And he did not ask for church membership or a particular code of conduct before he came. He just came. And, He is coming still. Curious? Join us on the 18th.