\u00a0 Wednesday, October 8 Mineral lecture \u2014 At Milford Library on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m., Art Doyle and Bob Daniels of the New Haven Mineral Club will speak about the rich geological history of Connecticut. The presentation will focus on the formation of minerals and fossils in the state. Free and open to the public. Thursday, October 9 Hospital tea party \u2014 The Milford Hospital Auxiliary will host its annual Scholarship Tea on Thursday, Oct. 9\u00a0 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Milford Yacht Club. Tickets are $25 and include coffee, tea and an assortment of tea sandwiches and desserts. For tickets or additional information, call Grayce at 203-878-7613. Saturday, October 11 Rosary Rally \u2014 Pray the rosary for the nation on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at noon to coincide with rosary rallies throughout the United States that day. Meet at the living rosary outside of St. Mary Church, 70 Gulf Street. For information, call 203-874-6365. Sunday, October 12 Liz Taylor stroll \u2014 Milford Arts Council and Milford Library present a stroll Oct. 12 celebrating Elizabeth Taylor. Starts at 5 p.m. with film showing of \u201cA Place in the Sun\u201d at the Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Avenue with introduction by Hollywood biographer William J. Mann. At 7:15 p.m., stroll to the Milford Library for a film discussion and book signing with refreshments. Tickets are $10; available at the fine arts center or library. For information call 203-878-6647 or email\u00a0 email@example.com. Friday, October 17 Tribute concert \u2014 A tribute concert featuring the Unexpected Boys, music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, will take place a the Veterans Memorial Auditorium at the Parsons Complex October 17. Tickets are $40, and proceeds benefit the United Way of Milford and the agencies it supports. For tickets call 203-874-6791. Masquerade ball \u2014 The Literacy Center of Milford will host a masquerade ball, to the rhythmic sounds of Ruby and the Diamond Kings band, at the Costa-Azzurra Restaurant, 72 Broadway in Milford, on Oct. 17, from 7 to 11 p.m.\u00a0Tickets are $50, which includes dinner and dancing, a live auction and raffle, a masquerade contest for best mask\/best themed couple\/single, and more. Call 203-878-4800 to register. Movie Night \u2014 This month's move, Friday, Oct. 17, is The Lego Movie at the United Church of Christ in Devon, 30 Ormond Street, Milford (Devon Section). Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner is 6 to 7 p.m. and includes a hot dog, chips, dessert, beverage and\u00a0 unlimited fresh popped popcorn. Dinner is $6, Ages 3-5 $3, under 3 is free. The movie follows and is free. October 17-19 Retail 101 \u2014 Retail 101 is returning to Jonathan Law Oct. 17, 18 and 19 to help support Jonathan Law's Post Prom. Retail 101 offers deals on brand name men\u2019s and women\u2019s apparel and accessories, from $5 to $25. Visa M|C and cash accepted. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Jonathan Law High School Post Prom: The sale will be in the old gym. Saturday, October 18 Fall festival and cars \u2014 Platt Technical High School will hold its annual Fall Festival and Car Cruise Fundraiser Event, Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 600 Orange Avenue. Sunday, October 19 Pet blessing \u2014 A \u201cBlessing of the Animals\u201d will take place Sunday, Oct. 19 at 10:30 a.m. at Woodmont United Church of Christ, 1000 New Haven Avenue. Well-mannered creatures of any kind invited.\u00a0 Donations made during the service will support the Milford Animal Shelter.\u00a0 This is a worship service.\u00a0 Pets must be on leashes or in carriers. Large animals will be blessed on the church lawn.\u00a0 This service will take place indoors, rain or shine, and will be followed by a \u2018yappy hour.\u2019 Nursery care is available.\u00a0 For information call the church at 203-878-3885. Monday, October 20 Viva Italy \u2014 Visit the Milford Public Library on Monday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. for Viva Italy: A Musical Tour with Enzo Boscarino. Boscarino, originally of Siracusa, will serenade his audience with traditional Italian music from Liguria (Sanremo, Genova), Veneto (Venezia), down the peninsula through Tuscany (Firenze), Lazio (Roma), Campania (Napoli, Sorrento) and the islands of Sicily and Sardegna, offering historical and cultural notes seasoned with good humor.\u00a0 Boscarino left Italy at the age of 21 to pursue his education in the United States and now teaches at Central Connecticut State University and St. Joseph's College. A poet, scholar, fencing master, linguist, singer and guitarist, Boscarino has been dubbed \u201ca true Renaissance Man" by Martha's Vineyard Gazette. Free. Saturday, October 25 Trick or Trot run \u2014 The 3rd Annual Milford Trick or Trot 5K Run\/Walk to benefit the Beth-El Center will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25. Sign in begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m. from Lisman Landing in Downtown Milford. Wear a Halloween costume. Fee is $25 per person for advanced registration\/$30 same day.\u00a0 Register at milfordtrickortrot.com. Sunday, October 26 Mohegan Sun \u2014\u00a0Congregation Sinai will run a Casino Trip to Mohegan Sun Sunday, Oct. 26, leaving 9 a.m. from 1000 New Haven Avenue, Milford and leaving the casino at 4 p.m. Cost $35. RSVP 203-301-0558. October 31 Kerry Boys \u2014 The Kerry Boys have performed at countless fairs and Irish festivals around the Northeast, and will perform at the Milford Fine Arts Council Oct. 31. Wear a costume to be entered in a costume contest. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members. The show starts at 8 p.m., doors open at 7:30 p.m. Snacks, beer and wine will be available for a nominal charge. The coffee is free. For tickets, call 203-878-6647. Reservations are recommended. Saturday, November 8 Folk concert \u2014 United Presbyterian Church of Milford will present its annual Fall Folk Music Concert featuring the Milford Folk Music Society Saturday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. Proceeds benefit Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA). Donations will be collected for the\u00a0 Milford Food Bank Saturday, November 22 Christmas Bazaar \u2014 Christ the Redeemer Church Ladies Guild, 325 Oronoque Road, is seeking vendors for its annual Christmas Bazaar Saturday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Vendor tables are available for $30. For further information, call Mary Ellen, 203-874-6369. \u00a0Ongoing Bingo \u2014 St. Gabriel School has weekly bingo, Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 6 p.m. Full dinner available. Doors open at 4. Church gives away more than $3,000 in prizes each night, with two progressive pots and two winner-takes-all; free coffee. Grace Baptist \u2014 Family Night - Wednesday, 6:30 to 8 p.m.; Kiddie Care (Infant to age 3); GBC Kids Club (PreK - gr.4); Tree House Club (gr.5 & 6); Turn it Up Youth Group (Gr. 7-12); Adult Bible Study (adults); Impact Young Adults Group (18-30) meets every Tuesday 7-9 p.m. Kids Club \u2014 Beginning Sept. 10 Grace Baptist Church, 400 Burnt Plains Road will be starting their GBC Kid\u2019s Club on Wednesday evenings, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., for children from Preschool through 4th grade. Open to the public, this FaithWeaver Friends program is offered free of charge. For further information, contact Grace Baptist Church at 203-874-8928. 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