Upcoming events in Milford include witch parade and more

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.

Walking tour — The Milford Historical Society will sponsor its second walking tour of the Borough of Woodmont on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. as part of its ongoing observances of Milford’s 375th Anniversary. Participants are asked to meet at the Adam’s Parking Lot, 1391 New Haven Avenue. The Milford Bank will provide water for the walkers. Katie Krauss, author of “Woodmont on the Sound,” will lead the tour. For more information, call Barbara Ortoleva 203-874-0035 or visit milfordhistoricalsociety.org.

Jewelry show — A Jewelry Trunk Show will take place Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Gilded Lily at 101 River Street. Featuring  New Hampshire artist Peter Hart's natural gemstone and mixed metal jewelry. For information call 203-878-7007 or gildedlily1@prodigy.net.

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.

Halloween at SportsCenter — The Young Parent Program will host its annual Family Halloween Event on Sunday, Oct. 26, from noon to 2 p.m. at the SportsCenter of Connecticut, 784 River Road, Shelton, rain or shine. Participants may play miniature golf while trick-or-treating, enjoy the batting cage, ice skating or fun bowl, or use free tokens in the game zone. Costume contest too.

Friday, October 31

Witch parade — For the 8th year in a row the Walnut Beach Witch will appear on Halloween. The event, hosted by the Walnut Beach Business Association, begins at 5 p.m. near the corner of Naugatuck Avenue and Broadway. The Walnut Beach Creamery will be giving away ice cream to anyone who comes in costume while supplies last. A DJ, face painter and fortune teller will be there between 5 and 7 p.m. At 6 p.m. the Walnut Beach Witch appears in the doorway of the Walnut Beach Creamery to lead a spooky parade around the block with local businesses giving away candy. Bring a bell to scare away the bad spirits. Have your picture taken with the Walnut Beach Witch. The event is free. For more information visit the Walnut Beach Business Association facebook or walnutbeachcreamery.com or call 203-878-7738.

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 1

Stratford church fair — The 27th Annual Treasures, Treats & Trinkets Fair, sponsored by the Stratford Women’s Club, at Stratford’s United Methodist Church, 2600 Main Street, Stratford, Saturday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Forty-one vendors exhibiting crafts and new items, and a bake sale. Breakfast and lunch will be served, free admission, indoors, rain or shine. Call 203-378-6176 for more information.

Monday, November 3

Beer/wine tasting — The Milford Eagles Junior Midgets and Junior Pee Wee Football teams are sponsoring a craft beer/wine tasting on Monday, Nov. 3 at SBC Restaurant from 5:30 to 9 p.m.  Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.  Contact Jerilyn Shannon at 203-913-1043 or bear629416@yahoo.com for tickets or with any questions.

Thursday, November 6

Open mic night — Center for the Arts, open mic night, will be Thrusday, Nov. 6 from 7 to 10 p.m. at 40 Rainroald Avenue. $5 cover. For information call 203-878-6647. Singers, musicians, poets and instrumentalists welcome.

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.


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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