Wednesday, October 8

Mineral lecture — 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 — The Milford Hospital Auxiliary will host its annual Scholarship Tea on Thursday, Oct. 9  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 — 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 — Milford Arts Council and Milford Library present a stroll Oct. 12 celebrating Elizabeth Taylor. Starts at 5 p.m. with film showing of “A Place in the Sun” 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  milfordfac@optonline.net.

Friday, October 17

Tribute concert — 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 — 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. Tickets 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 — 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  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 — 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’s and women’s 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 — 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 — A “Blessing of the Animals” 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.  Donations made during the service will support the Milford Animal Shelter.  This is a worship service.  Pets must be on leashes or in carriers. Large animals will be blessed on the church lawn.  This service will take place indoors, rain or shine, and will be followed by a ‘yappy hour.’ Nursery care is available.  For information call the church at 203-878-3885.

Monday, October 20

Viva Italy — 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.  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 “a true Renaissance Man" by Martha's Vineyard Gazette. Free.

Saturday, October 25

Trick or Trot run — 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.  Register at milfordtrickortrot.com.

Sunday, October 26

Mohegan Sun — Congregation 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 — 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 — 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  Milford Food Bank

Saturday, November 22

Christmas Bazaar — 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.

 Ongoing

Bingo — 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 — 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 — Beginning Sept. 10 Grace Baptist Church, 400 Burnt Plains Road will be starting their GBC Kid’s 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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