Open house at church Clothes Closet

As the season has changed and the need increases for warm clothing, the First Baptist Church Clothes Closet will hold an open house, noon-2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 to show the facility, which provides clothing for free.

The new pastor-elect, Horace A. Hough, will welcome visitors, and members of the Missionary Ministry will offer tours and answer questions.

The Clothes Closet, a ministry of the First Baptist Church, is at 24 North St. For information, call the church office at 203-878-1178.

The Clothes Closet opened in May 2002. Clothing and children’s books, gently used, are free. Usual hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays. Saturday hours will begin soon.

Donations of new or gently used clothing are received Tuesdays only. Since January 2016 more than 1,000 people have received clothing.

Women Redefining Retirement will meet

Women Redefining Retirement will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at Golden Hill Health Care Center, 2028 Bridgeport Ave.

Victoria Manning will speak about Kisses for Katie, a nonprofit providing resources to critically ill children, their families and caregivers. Winter clothing, socks and nonperishables collected. Contact womenrr.tripod.com.

Donations sought for food bank

The Food Bank at the Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive, seeks groceries.

Canned soups, juices, vegetables, spaghetti sauce, fruit and tuna, as well as cereal, may be dropped off at the center, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday,

For details, call Sharon Brown at 203-877-5131, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. daily.

Upcoming programs

at library

The Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave., presents the following programs. For more information or to register, call 203-783-3312.

• PokeParty Oct. 8, 2:30-4 p.m., crafts, games, activities, scavenger hunt, bring your device for lures every half hour.

• Chess Club, Oct. 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m., sponsored by Milford’s Promise, Milford Police Union, for K-Grade 12 of all skill levels. RSVP.

‘Nate the Great’

will be honored

The third annual Nate the Great’s 5K Race will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Rotary Pavilion behind Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave.

All proceeds will benefit the SUDC Foundation in memory of Nate Pikul, who died at age 18 months.

This is a chip-timed race. Awards will be given to overall male and female winners and Top 3 in each age group. Snacks, water and juice will be available before and after the race. Post-run beverages will be provided by New England Brewing Company for all registered runners and volunteers. The after-party will be held at Stonebridge Restaurant for an extra $30 (21 and older), under 21 is free. Ticket includes buffet lunch and drink ticket.

The 5K Run and walk begins at 10 a.m., Kids’ Run begins at 9 a.m,. the after-party begins at 1 p.m.

Fees: 5K Run/Walk (ages 10 and up): $30 (before Oct. 8), $35 day-of; Kids’ Fun Run: $10 (ages 9 and below). After-party $30 (adults 21+) and no charge for 21 and under

Registration: http://www.sudc.org/naterace/Event-Details.

Walk for Apraxia

The Greater New Haven Walk for Apraxia will start at 9 a.m. Oct. 16 at the Devon Rotary Pavilion at Walnut Beach, East Broadway and Viscount Drive.

Nick Fradiani Sr. will sing. The 1-mile walk will go along the Boardwalk.

Registration starts at 8 a.m.

The event includes face painting, ice cream and a pizza truck. Online registration: $20 adults, $10 children and students. Walk-up registration: $25 aduls, $15 for children and students.

Casana.apraxia-kids.org/GreaterNewHavenWalk or walk-up registration, Jeralyn Fantarella atjerfant88@gmail.com.

Pumpkins On The Pier

The Boys & Girls Club will hold Pumpkins On The Pier #6 craft fair Oct. 8, rain date Oct. 9, at Walnut Beach. Contact Ralph at 203-878-0462 or harrisonrw@aol.com.

Common plant health problems is topic

The Milford Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Oct. 11 for a program on common plant health problems at the DAR Chapter House, 55 Prospect St.

Speaker will be from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven.

There is a $5 guest fee. Contact Marge MacKendrick for more information at 203-874-7470 or mbmacken@yahoo.com.

Veterans pension benefit

Two free talks on finances will be presented Oct. 12 by James W. Cowan Jr. at Carriage Green, 77 Plains Road.

• 5:30 p.m.: An underused veterans’ benefit.

• 6:30 p.m.: how funeral trusts are protected from Medicaid.

RSVP: Renate Eastman, 203-874-0268, wecare@codywhitefuneralservice.com.

Lucia Chapter 25 to meet Oct. 13

Lucia Chapter 25, Order of the Eastern Star, will meet at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Masonic Lodge Hall, 59 Broad St., under the direction of Worthy Matron Deborah Zaleha.

Officers will be preparing for the visit of the Grand Chapter of Connecticut at the November meeting.

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

Winter clothing

will be accepted

Winter clothing for distribution to the needy may be dropped off 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 15 in the parking lot behind the Fowler Memorial Building and next to the Milford Library, 57 New Haven Ave.

At the “drive-by,” members of Unit 15, Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, will be accepting new and gently used winter coats, hats, scarves, mittens and gloves, for children, women and men in all sizes.

The clothing will be given to the Veterans Affairs medical center for men and women veterans and their families.

Law High School class of 1966 reunion

The Jonathan Law High School class of 1966 reunion will be held 7-11 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Costa Azzurra restaurant. Cost is $60pp, for a buffet, beer, wine and D.J.

Contact wscholl549@yahoo.com or Eileen Glennon@efarakos@optonline.net or richardsmethurst@sbcglobal.net.