Upcoming events in Milford

Friday, Sept. 26

Coffeehouse — The Milford Arts Council Performance Coffeehouse will present Sheri Miller on Friday, Sept. 26, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for Milford Fine Arts Council members and $20 for non-members. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 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 highly recommended, as Coffeehouse events sell out quickly.

Saturday, September 27

Garlic festival — The Milford Recreation Department’s Benson-Crump Memorial Community Gardens Program will hold its Autumn Garlic Festival in the gazebo on the Milford Green in downtown Milford on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, Sept. 28 .

Harvest fair — Woodmont United Church of Christ, 1000 New Haven Avenue, will have its Annual Harvest Fair on Saturday, Sept. 27, beginning at 9 a.m. There will be area artisans and crafters (10 x 10 spaces are available for $30.) To request space or for information, contact Debi at 203- 878-3885 or woodmontucc@optimum.net.

Tag, bake sale — The public is invited to the Saint Ann Parish Tag & Bake Sale on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the parish grounds, 499 Naugatuck Avenue. Tag sale inventory includes treasures from the kitchen, treasures from the attic and treasures from the garage. Baked items too. For information or directions to this rain or shine event  call 203-874-0634.

Historical church tour — There will be a tour and talk on the history of the First Church of Christ, Congregational, 34 West Main St., on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. sponsored by the church’s 375th Anniversary Committee. The town and the church were founded simultaneously in 1639. The tour is free and open to the public. For more information contact Ardienne Damicis at 203-877-1851.

Meet the artist — Gilded Lily Gallery on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 2 to 6 p.m., meet watercolor artist Diana Shore demonstrating some of her techniques. Wine and refreshments. Free and open to the public at 101 River Street. For information call 203-878-7007 or gildedlily1@prodigy.net.

Oktoberfest — The Devon Rotary Club will hold its 26th Annual Milford Oktoberfest on Saturday, Sept. 27 from noon to 9 p.m. at the Rotary Pavilion at Fowler Field behind the Milford Public Library. German foods, including schnitzel, bratwurst and potato pancakes, alongside American cuisine prepared by local vendors including Joey C’s, Brats on a Bun, Fire Dog and the Spud Truck. More than 15 specialty Oktoberfest and related brews, on tap.

Watercolor artist — Meet Milford watercolor artist Diana Shore and celebrate the 14-year anniversary of Gilded Lily Gallery from 2 to 6 p.m. at the gallery, 101 River Street. Free and open to the public For information call 203-878-7007.

Sock Hop — Featuring Flashback, Sept. 27, 8 p.m. to midnight, Knights of Columbus Hall, $15, BYOB/snacks, setups provided, raffles. For tickets and information contact Ron Pasacreta at 203-877-1269 or ronpasacreta@yahoo.com.

Neighborhood tag sale — The Wildermere Beach Congregational Church is hosting a Neighborhood Tag Sale on Saturday, Sept. 27 , 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, 133 Broadway. Furniture, household items, tools, sports equipment, books, children’s toys/furniture, home/garden/yard equipment, and more. The church will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the Milford Food Bank. Selling space is available for a $5 donation to the Milford Food Bank, set-up begins at 7 a.m. Call 203-988-1087 to reserve a space.

Saturday, October 4

Pumpkins on the Pier — The Boys & Girls Club Pumpkin on the Pier will take place Oct. 4 at Walnut Beach, 113 East Broadway, from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Admission is free and a free shuttle service will run from Jonathan Law High School. Rain date is Sunday, Oct. 5.

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.

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

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 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.


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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