Masons dinner — Ansantawae Masonic Lodge #89 will hold a dinner to show their appreciation to the widows of departed members, on Friday, Sept 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Masonic Lodge Banquet Hall, 59 Broad Street. For more information call W.M. Hanson at 203-878-6339. 

Irish Heritage Society — The Irish Heritage Society of Milford’s monthly meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Costa-Azzurra Restaurant, 72 Broadway. A social get-together starts at 6:30 p.m. The main discussion will focus on the results of the 9th Annual Milford Irish Festival which is being held Sept. 19 and 20.

Fly fishermen — The monthly meeting of the Housatonic Fly Fishermen’s Association will be held on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. at the St Paul’s Episcopal Church, 65 North Main Street, Wallingford.  The speaker is Dr. Vin Ringrose. "Doc" Ringrose has been a long time fly fisherman in Connecticut and an authority on salmon projects. More importantly, he has been a voice in Hartford for fishermen. He will be speaking on the state of fishing in Connecticut in the fall of 2014, and the importance of the upcoming election as it relates to fishing.