Not-to-miss weekend events in Milford

Beth-El benefit gala

The ‘Light the Way’ Annual Spring Gala to benefit Beth-El Center homeless shelter and soup kitchen in Milford will take place on Saturday, June 2, from 6 to 10 p.m. The annual event will take place at the Mill River Country Club in Stratford and will include dinner, dancing and silent and live auctions. Tickets are $100 per person. For reservations, visit or call 203-876-0747.

White elephant sale

The 61st Annual White Elephant Tag Sale in Milford, one of the largest in the area, will be held Saturday, June 2. Sponsored by the Plymouth Men's Club, the event will be held 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the grounds of the Plymouth Building of the First United Church of Christ (Congregational), 18 West Main Street. Donations of items for the sale are requested.  Household goods, small appliances, decorations, small furniture, toys, bikes, and jewelry, etc., will be received at the Plymouth Building (days and evenings) from Tuesday, May 29, through Friday, June 1. Proceeds will benefit Boy Scout Troop 1, the church and local charities. For information, including item pick-up, please call Larry Urban, event chairman, 203-877-6822 or the First Church office at 203-877-4277.

Trash and Treasures

The annual Trash and Treasures sale will be held at Mary Taylor Methodist Church, 168 Broad St., across from the Milford Green from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, June 1 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 2. It will run in conjunction with Mary Taylor’s 47th annual Fair on the Green.

Fair on the Green

The 47th annual Fair on the Green, sponsored by Mary Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church, will be held on Broad Street on June 1 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and June 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine.
More than 100 fine artists and crafters will display their handmade work on the green.
Admission is free.
The church will also have a giant Trash & Treasures tag sale in its basement as well as outdoor booths selling plants and baked goods. Food booths will sell breakfast sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, vegetarian burritos, funnel cakes and Mary Taylor’s signature recipe strawberry shortcake. There will also be free entertainment in the gazebo on the green throughout both days.
Entertainment schedule
Friday, June 1
11 a.m. — The Imaginary Pickups Band (60s and 70s roots rock and blues)
2 p.m.  — Flash In the Pan (sounds of steel pan)
3:30 p.m. — Elana Zabari (singer songwriter)
5 p.m. — Steve Bettencourt (singer songwriter)
Saturday, June 2
10 a.m. — The Vybrations Band (60s rock and pop cover band)
1 p.m. — The Carol Farrell Dancers (local dance school)
2:30 p.m. — Steve Bettencourt (singer songwriter)
4 p.m. — Patrick Dodge (Christian singer songwriter)
For additional information call the church at 203-874-1982, or Marcia Winter, 203-878-0814, or email

Touch a Truck

A fire truck, construction vehicles, bucket truck and more will be at this year’s Touch a Truck,  plus face painting, and a variety of food trucks and vendors, Sunday, June 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a quiet hour 11 a.m. to noon, at Eisenhower Park, North Street. Shuttles will be provided from designated parking areas. Cost is $5 per person online presale, $7 per person at entry. Children ages 2 and under are free (Some activities extra). Event Website: For more information about Touch a Truck, or any other of the Junior Woman’s Club projects, visit or email