Traditional Irish music session with John Hoban on Sept. 15

MILFORD >> Irish troubadour John Hoban will join the P.V. O’Donnell Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann session at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at St. Gabriel’s Parish Hall, 26 Broadway.

Admission is free, BYOB. Musicians, dancers, singers and guests are welcome.

Hoban, from County Mayo, Ireland, is a composer, singer, musician and author, as well as a player of the fiddle/violin, banjo, whistles and mandocello.

For information on the session, call Tim at 203-257-8737.

MAC Fest set for Milford Green

MILFORD >> MAC Fest is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 17 on the Green, followed by a free concert 4-7 p.m. by DynaMojo and The Elwoods.

The Milford Arts Council invites the community to “Be a Part of Art.”

Some programs will held at the Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave. S.

Schedule:

• At the Gazebo on the Green:

10:15-11:15 a.m., Tim Payson & Friends; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., classical guitar with the New England Guitar Society; 12:45-1:45 p.m., Mark Platt; 2-2:45 p.m., Kevin Yuliawan, MAC Open Mic People’s Choice Winner; 3-3:45 p.m., Katie Gillick; 3:45-4 p.m., MAC flash mob; 4-5:30 p.m., DynaMojo featuring Topalian; 5:30-7 p.m., The Elwoods.

• At the MAC Center for the Arts, the eastbound train station: noon-1:30 p.m., one-act plays featuring Eastbound Theater, Orange Players, SquareWrights; 1:45 p.m., MAC flash mob registration, all ages; 2-3:45 p.m., rehearsal MAC flash mob; 3:45 p.m., MAC flash mob rushes the Green at the Gazebo.

• On the Green: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: jewelry, artist vendors, paint-ins & circle painting, MAC; fairy tree & fairy door hunt, Walnut Beach Business Association; Green screen photo stop & circus games, Milford Library); giant lawn chess, Milford Education Foundation; sidewalk chalk, Milford Prevention Council; hero capes, Girl Scouts; gallery tent, Bridges; giant lawn Jenga, drum circle, walkabout yoga.

For more information, go to www.milfordarts.org or call 203-878-6647, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays.

Rich Marazzi kicks off new year for society

MILFORD >> Rich Marazzi, the author of “A Bowl Full of Memories: 100 Years of Football at the Yale Bowl,” will speak at the Milford Historical Society meeting Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Mary Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church, 168 Broad St.

Marazzi will tell stories that cover Yale football beginning in 1872 and will talk about Yale Bowl that was 100 years old in 2014. He will go into the huddle, the locker room, the practice field, the campus, and the hearts and minds of Yalies over the past century.

The 150 stories in his book are first-person accounts by those who played from the 1940s up to modern games, along with remembrances from coaches, writers, broadcasters and fans who give their views of the spectacles and contests of the past.

Marazzi, who has seen almost every game at the Bowl for 50 years, will talk about the legendary Yale football Coach Walter Camp, and will cover one of the oldest rivalries in college sport: the annual Yale-Harvard game.

Marazzi, of Ansonia, is also known for his following baseball and for 17 years had a talk show on WICC, WELI and ESPN Radio 1300 titled, “Inside Yankee Baseball.”

He is a rules columnist for several publications including Baseball Digest and has written for USA Today Sports Weekly.

For 11 years he has been the facilitator for the Silver Sluggers baseball group, which meets weekly at the Derby Public Library during the baseball season.

The Sept. 19 program is free, although donations are accepted.

The society’s three 18th-century houses at 34 High St. are open for docent-led tours 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 9. Adults are asked to donate $5; free admission for children and students.

► A brochure and membership form can be mailed by writing the society at P.O. Box 377, Milford 06460. Annual dues are $5 for students, $20 for individuals and $40 for families. ◄ Visit milfordhistoricalsociety.org or on Facebook.

LiVE @ the MAC presents Marc Berger Sept. 23

MILFORD >> LiVE @ the MAC starts the 2016-2017 season on Sept. 23 with Marc Berger and Band.

Inspired by a book of short stories by A.B. Guthrie he found on a revolving paperback rack in a Navajo reservation trading post, Berger began to think about using his travels to create a set of songs in the cultural tradition of writers like Guthrie and visual artists like John Ford and Frederick Remington.

Berger has performed at Austin’s South by Southwest Music Festival and The Kerrville Folk Festival and has opened shows for Bob Dylan and other national acts. His song “The Last One” was a staple of Richie Havens’ concerts for years, and has been quoted in The New York Times and featured on “The CBS Evening News.”

Tickets for the Berger show are $15 for MAC members and $20 for nonmembers.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8.

Snacks, beer and wine will be available for a charge. The coffee is free.

For tickets, go to www.milfordarts.org or call 203-878-6647. Reservations are recommended.

For directions and further information about uupcoming performances, visit www.milfordarts.org.

For more information about Berger, visit www.marcbergermusic.com.

Bus going to NYC for matinee Sept. 28

WOODBRIDGE >> A bus will be going to see “An American in Paris” in New York on Sept. 28.

Participants will meet at 9 a.m. at the JCC, 360 Amity Road, for the 2 p.m. show at the Palace Theatre on Broadway. Arrival in New York will be at 11 a.m. Lunch is not provided.

The show will run 2-4:30 p.m. The bus will leave right after the show and will arrive back in Woodbridge at 6:30 p.m. Seats are front orchestra. Limited transportation is available from the Shoreline.

Cost is $170 for JCC members and $195 for community members. Register at jccnh.org.

For assistance, contact Program Associate Grace Koo at gracek@jccnh.org or 203-387-2522, ext. 228.

Artist agency

to present plays

MILFORD >> Arts in CT Corp., part of a group of companies, including the Performing Arts Academy of CT, has opened at 64 Ridge St.

Founded by Barbara Alexander, Arts in CT is a nonprofit artist agency, offering 65 programs presented by professionals and specialists in various artistic fields for such venues as day cares, senior centers, after-school programs, restaurants, local paint nights. Scholarships are available.

Performers are sought for three productions later this year: the Tiny Tot Theater’s “101 Dalmatians,” ages 2-7; the Children’s Theater’s “Shrek, Jr.,” ages 5-15; and Teen Theater, “Legally Blonde, Jr.” ages 13-18.

Classes are taught by local instructors and professional artists. Virtual lessons via Skype, FaceTime, and more are also available.

For more information or to sign up for a class, visit www.artsinct.org, or call 203-936-8567 or info@artsinct.org.

For people who love

to read, write

MILFORD >> Mick Theebs, the city’s poet laureate, and the Milford Arts Council are teaming up to start a group for people who love reading and writing.

The first informational, brainstorm meeting will be held 8-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Firehouse Gallery, 81 Naugatuck Ave., in Walnut Beach.

This is an invitation for an evening of networking, brainstorming and sharing of ideas.

Future plans may include special events, speakers, workshops, blogs, salon nights — all built around poetry, screenwriting, playwriting, short stories, novel writing and songwriting.

Refreshments will be served.

Watercolor, photo show at library

ORANGE >> The watercolors and photography of three local artists are featured Sept. 2-29 at Case Memorial Library, Tyler City Road.

The watercolor artists are Linda D’Onofrio, Lana Ho and Jeanette Jones.

Info: www.casememoriallibrary.org.

Milford Camera Club

meets twice monthly

MILFORD >> The Milford Camera Club welcomes photographers of any age interested in the art of photography.

Meetings take place at the Margaret Egan Center, 35 Mathew St., at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays from September until lae May.

For information, go to milfordcameraclub.com or call Josh Goldin at 203-804-3058. Visitors and members under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Woodbridge seeks photo submissions

WOODBRIDGE >> The town is calling for photo submissions to be used in various media including social media, the town website and printed materials.

“I want our town communication vehicles to be as beautiful as our town,” said First Selectman Ellen Scalettar.

“This call for photographs ties in to my priority to improve communications and build community by recognizing some of our talented residents,” she said.

Submit a favorite high resolution digital photograph — vertical or horizontal — to Betsy Yagla at byagla@woodbridgect.org.

Photos may be of any Woodbridge location in any season. If people appear in the photo, photographers must include their permission to be represented for this purpose.

When practical, photos that are published will be credited with the photographer’s name. Identify the location of a submission and how the name should appear if a photo is used.

Woodbridge seeks photo submissions

WOODBRIDGE >> The town is calling for photo submissions to be used in various media including social media, the town website and printed materials.

“I want our town communication vehicles to be as beautiful as our town,” said First Selectman Ellen Scalettar.

“This call for photographs ties in to my priority to improve communications and build community by recognizing some of our talented residents,” she said.

Submit a favorite high resolution digital photograph — vertical or horizontal — to Betsy Yagla at byagla@woodbridgect.org.

Photos may be of any Woodbridge location in any season. If people appear in the photo, photographers must include their permission to be represented for this purpose.

When practical, photos that are published will be credited with the photographer’s name. Identify the location of a submission and how the name should appear if a photo is used.