Bottle drive

The Jonathan Law High School Marching Band and Color Guard holds a redeemable can and bottle drive the third Saturday of the month 9 to 11 a.m. in the schools student parking lot at 20 Lansdale Ave.

Zumba classes

Saint Andrew’s Church announces the continuation of Zumba Gold on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International music and dance themes. Zumba Gold routines are simple and easy to follow for every fitness level. Along with having fun and meeting new friends, Zumba Gold will burn lots of calories and increase flexibility. No experience needed. For more information, call Robin at 203-314-8176.

Rent-A-Kid

Residents of Milford looking for assistance with a job within their home may “rent-a-kid” from Milford Youth and Family Services.

The Rent-A-Kid program targets youth between the ages of 12 to 17 interested in temporary, part-time job jobs such as yard work, raking, gardening, snow shoveling, childcare and other needs.

Sean Macauley, Program Coordinator of Milford Youth and Family Services, has compiled a list of young people interested in participating in the program. For more information on this program and on how to rent a kid, contact Sean Macauley at 783-3253.

Beginners Exercise Class

Woodmont United Church of Christ Congregational, 1000 New Haven Ave, Milford, CT, Fridays, 5 to 6 p.m. Beginners exercise class is open to the public. Each class includes exercises to help burn body fat, tone muscles and gain flexibility. Suggested donation is $5 which helps support WUCC and the Beth El Shelter soup kitchen.

Book club

The Ellen Aftamonow Volunteer Woodmont Library will host it’s Morning Book Club, Thursday Jan. 5, 10 a.m. at 16 Dixon St. The year will begin with “Unbroken” by Loran Hillenbrand. The February book will be “In the Garden of the Beast” by Erik Larson.

The group meets the first Thursday monthly. All are welcome. Call 203-874-5675.

Tennis Lessons

Fairfield County Tennis will be offering Junior Tennis ages 6 to 9. at Tri Beach Recreaion Center on Saturday mornings starting Jan. 7 for 5 weeks, from 10 to 11 a.m. They will using portable nets and the USTA Quickstart Balls, lessons taught by certified tennis instructors. Cost is $99. To register, sign-up at Milford Recreation Department, www.milfordrecreation.com. Contact Bill Garfield at 203-783-3388 or Dave Kardas at 203-520-9815 for more information.

Genealogy

Milford Library, 57 New Haven Ave., hosts a Genealogy group Monday, Jan. 9, 1 to 3 p.m. Greg Thompson will present a program on getting information out of stubborn relatives. Free and open to the public. For more information call 203-783-3307. Funded by the Friends of Milford Library.

Milford library hosts author talks

Why would anyone leave the Amish? Come find out for yourself! Meet Saloma Furlong, the author of “All Things Amish,” Monday, Jan. 9, 7 p.m. She will share her experiences growing up with the Amish and her journey away from this misunderstood and insular community.

Are cougars really out there? Nature writer Robert Tougias explores this topic in his book “The Quest for the Eastern Cougar,” Saturday, Jan. 14, 2 p.m. Come meet the author and find out more about this elusive feline and increasing sightings of this powerful predator.

Milford Garden Club

The Milford Garden Club welcomes men and women to the Tuesday, Jan. 10, meeting at the DAR building on Prospect Street. The program, starting at 1:15 PM, will be Improving Soil In The Home Garden presented by Gregory J. Bugbee from the CT Agriculture Experiment Station. There is a $5 fee for non-members. For more information, call 203-874-7470.

Cardio class

The Milford Recreation Department announces its winter Cardio/Ball Exercise session for adults beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 10. The class is available to both residents and non-residents.

This moderately paced program is designed to be fun and invigorating. It works to tone and firm the abdominal and core muscles using a vinyl ball, strengthen and define leg and upper body muscles, and improve the cardio-vascular system and overall posture. Overweight individuals, men and women with weak lower backs and those seeking a diversified and stimulating cardio and toning workout are encouraged to attend.

Bring either three or four pound hand weights to class with you for use during the strength training/toning and a 45 or 55 cm size exercise ball. The class is offered on Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. All classes will be held at Tri-Beach. The class will run for 11 weeks and cost $88 for residents and $93 for non-residents.

For more information contact Bill Garfield at the Recreation Department 203-783-3388 or by email bgarfield@ci.milford.ct.us.

Young Women’s Club and Girl’s Club

Milford Young Women’s Club and Girl’s Club will meet, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at 369 Herbert St.

Volunteer organization for girl’s ages 11-18 and women of all ages invited to attend. Monthly crafts and activities. Have fun while learning leadership skills and learn to organize community service activities. earn volunteer hours for your high school diploma or confirmation.

For more information call 203-877-7921 or email mywc@ optonline. net.

Coffee Klatch Romance Book Discussion

The Milford Library hosts a book club for romance lovers. Coffee Klatch Romance Book Discussion will meet Thursday, Jan. 12, 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the Milford Library, 57 New Haven Ave.

This month’s selection is “Montana Sky” by Nora Roberts.

Free and open to the public.

For more information call 203-783-3292.

Skate, hockey classes

The Milford Recreation Department in cooperation with the Milford Ice Pavilion announces its Learn to Skate and Learn to Play Hockey for all ages beginning on Saturday, Jan. 14. The classes are available to both residents and non-residents.

The Learn to Skate program is a basic skills class that is ideal for the beginning ice skater while the Learn to Play Hockey is an introductory class to the sport.

The upcoming class is being offered Jan. 14 to March 3 each Saturday. The skating class will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. while the hockey lessons with run from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m.

The fee is $125 for the eight-week session and rental skates are available at no charge. There is also a hockey equipment package available through the Milford Ice Pavilion.

For information on the class contact Bill Garfield at the Recreation Department 203-783-3388 or by e-mail bgarfield@ci.milford.ct.us. You may also contact the Milford Ice Pavilion at (203) 878-6516.

Coffee House

The final “House of Grace” Community Coffee House is hosting Christian musical group “In+Sight” Jan. 14 at Grace Baptist Church, 400 Burnt Plains Road. Food and fellowship at 6 p.m.; concert at 7 p.m. Free admission, donations welcomed. For more information call 203-874-8928 or visit www.houseofgracecc.com.

Ziti Dinner

The Father Breen Assembly of the Milford Knights of Columbus is holding their annual ziti dinner Saturday, Jan. 21, 5 to 7:30 p.m., at their hall at 625 Bridgeport Ave. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 8 and under. Menu is ziti, meatballs, salad, bread, butter, desert, coffee, tea or soda. Wine will be offered for $3 per glass. The event also features an auction and 50/50 raffle. For tickets call John Benard at 203-877-2737.