MILFORD >> The Distractions will headline a show at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at the IHSM Clubhouse, 131 Bridgeport Ave.

The Distractions include several local musicians playing danceable rock ’n‘ roll. Members of the band have composed, recorded and performed for award-winning films and an Emmy-nominated TV show; one was founder of the National Guitar Museum.

Reelin’ Away opens, with traditional Celtic and folk sounds.

The night of music and dance is being presented by Slainte Milford and the Irish Heritage Society to raise funds for Gaelic football programs for the IHSM and the New Haven Gaelic Football and Hurling Club.

Tickets, at the door, are $5 cash, $6 credit. The event is 21 and older.

MILFORD >> The Garden Club is asking city gardeners to take photos of their late-blooming flowers for a show in December at the Milford Public Library.

The club’s second photo exhibit: “Flower Power: The Gardens of Milford.”

The city’s official flower, the Eastern purple coneflower, Echinacea purpurea Magnus, will be showcased.

The event will run Dec. 2-30 in the library gallery. For entry guidelines, contact

MILFORD >> NOplays will present the Milford Young Playwrights Festival in January.

NOplays is a New England theater that produces and promotes the works of underrepresented artists on the stage, specifically emerging female writers. The festival is open to any student attending a Milford high School. Plays must be five-10 pages.

Three to five plays will be chosen for staged readings the evening of Friday, Jan. 13.

Playwrights should be able to attend both the reading and the rehearsal Jan. 12. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 16.

NOplays is also looking for students to volunteer as performers in a play. Student actors will receive community service hours for their time. Email plays to

For more information: or Natalie Osborne,

FAIRFIELD >> Bette Guggenheim of Woodbridge will perform in an “Evening of One Act Plays” by Clan na Gael, through Nov. 20 at the Gaelic American Club, 74 Beach Road.

Two original one-act plays will be presented: “Forty Shades of Green Tour,” a comedy written and directed by Tracy James, and the drama “Leap Year,” written and directed by Byrne White.

Guggenheim appears in “Forty Shades of Green Tour.”

Art imitates life when an American troupe bringing a play to Ireland must endure a wild car ride with a rogue GPS, suicidal sheep, unhinged luggage and a laughable language barrier all before they even get to the theater.

Based on a real-life Clan na Gael Players’ trip to Ireland, “Forty Shades of Green Toure” premiered in October in Clonlara and Ballinskelligs, Ireland.

“Leap Year” weaves a spell of magic in folklore and how love and hope can be found in the strangest of circumstances.

On the southwestern coast of Ireland, a man in mourning looks for answers when he returns with his daughter to the rural cottage that was an oasis to his ailing wife and the location of her mysterious disappearance.

Shows are at 8 p.m. Nov. 17-19 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 20. Seating is cabaret style with a cash bar. Tickets are $15; to reserve: or 203-333-0422.

MILFORD >> The Milford Arts Council presents Open Mic Nites every second Wednesday 7-10 p.m. through May 10.

Registration starts at 6 p.m.

They are open to performing arts: singers, musicians, comedians, poets, magicians.

There is a audience fee of $5; performer admission is free.

Events are held at the Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave. S. For more information, call 203-878-6647 or go to

WOODBRIDGE >> Passes for two free tickets to a show a Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven, are available at the Woodbridge Town Library, 10 Newton Road.

The passes can be used for the Steve Martin show “Meteor Shower.” They provide free admittance for two to any one show at Long Wharf.

• The show date and time must be selected when the pass is picked up.

• Patrons can pick up a pass for any performance during a show’s run once the show has started.

• Patrons can only use one pass per show. Passes can only be reserved and given out in person. Once a patron has taken out a pass for a show, the dates cannot be switched or changed.

• Patrons must call Long Wharf once they have received a pass to confirm their seats. Long Wharf grants seats pending availability.

Call the library Adult Services Desk with any questions 203-389-3434.

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, or call 203-936-8567 or

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 late May.

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

MILFORD >> Linda Whittaker, Milford Senior Center music teacher, is seeking band members.

Clarinets, flutes, brass players and strings are sought. The center has several instruments that have been donated for seniors to use for free.

People who have an old instrument that is not being used and would like to play again may call 203-877-2134.

Most of the music is level 2 and is not too difficult to play. The band meets 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays in the center’s Band Room, 9 Jepson Drive.

There are several daytime performances during the year. A book of music will be put together for those interested. Call early, so the book of music will be ready.

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

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.