Shred event, June 22

The West Haven Italian American Club's Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a shred event on Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. , at 85 Chase Lane, West Haven. Cost is $10 for small box, $20 for large box, and $20 for computer/hard drive destruction.

Vacation Bible School, register by June 30

A free VBS program is being offered at Grace Baptist Church, 400 Burnt Plains Road, Milford. Children who finished kindergarten up to 5th grade are invited to play fun games, make crafts, enjoy snacks and hear music , while having some encounters with Jesus. Dates are July 8-12, 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Online registration ends June 30.

Breast cancer support group meeting July 10

Meetings of the Milford Hospital Breast Cancer Support Group are held the first Wednesday of every month from 6- 7:30 p.m., in Auditorium A at Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Ave. The meetings are free of charge and open to the  public. Because of the Independence Day holiday, the next meeting is Wednesday July 10. For more information, call Milford Hospital, Education Department at 203-876-4000.

About Boating Safety course, July 13

USCG Auxiliary Milford Flotilla is offering About Boating Safety course on Saturday, July 13, at 8 a.m.

For advanced registration prior to the class date, go to http://a0142403.uscgaux.info/. You can sign up for the Class and pay by credit card. The USCG Auxiliary Milford Flotilla Training Center is located at 1 Helwig St., Milford, located one block north of Milford Boat Works. Walk-ins are welcome on day of the cass.

Instruction will cover all the basic topics involved in the safe operation of recreational boating and seamanship. It will also cover safe personal watercraft operation. Successful completion of this 8 hour ABS course satisfies the Connecticut licensing requirements for both boats and Personal Watercraft (PWC). Family participation is encouraged. Cost: $60.

For additional information about Coast Guard Auxiliary courses, call 860-663-5505, email: USCGAUX243@gmail.com or visit http://a0142403.uscgaux.info/

Note: All students will need to get a State of CT Conservation ID Number before taking the ABS/PWC class.

Register for a FREE ID number at ct.wildlifelicense.com/internetsales.

Charts, Navigation and GPS course, July 20

USCG Auxiliary Milford Flotilla is offering the Charts, Navigation and GPS from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. For advanced registration prior to the class date, go to http://a0142403.uscgaux.info/. The USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 24-3 Training Center is located at 1 Helwig St., Milford, located one block north of Milford Boat Works. Walk-ins are welcome on day of the class.

The course ties together electronic navigation and the method of plotting a course on a paper chart. Instructions on basic satellite navigation (GPS) and its functions are presented as well as pros and cons of relying on electronic navigation devices. Students will be instructed how to interpret and use information printed on charts as well as chart a course using that information and navigation tools. Cost: $60.

For additional information, call 860-663-5505, email: USCGAUX243@gmail.com or visit http://a0142403.uscgaux.info/

 

Parkinson's disease support group

Precious Blood Parish in Milford is once again sponsoring a Parkinson's disease support group which meets monthly and welcomes guest speakers. Open to anyone with or caring for a loved one with Parkinson's disease, this group meets the third Wednesday of every month from 1-3 p.m., in Father Cronin Hall at St. Mary Church, 70 Gulf St., Milford). Learn more at preciousbloodparishmiflord.org.

 

Epilepsy support group

The Connecticut Epilepsy Advocates’ Epilepsy Support Group will meet on the first Monday of every month 7- 8:30 p.m., at The Parsons Complex, 70 West River St. Use the side entrance. For information call 203-874-8731 or e-mailctepilepsy@optonline.net.

Bottle and can drive

Saint Mary Boy Scout Troop 721 and Cub Scout Pack 721 hold their monthly bottle and can collection fundraiser in the parking lot behind Saint Mary Church at 70 Gulf St., between 7:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m., the second Sunday of each month. For information call 203-606-8113.

Families Anonymous

Families Anonymous is a free, self-help, 12-step support group for adults concerned about the drug, alcohol or related behavioral problems of a relative or friend. The group meets Tuesdays from 7:30-9 p.m., at St. Andrews Episcopal Church Hall, 283 Bridgeport Ave. No registration is required. Contact Judy D. at 203-283-3867 or JMdel61@gmail.com.

Recovery

Bridges Healthcare’s SMART Recovery – Family and Friends is a free support group for people affected by the substance abuse or other addictive behaviors of a loved one. Meetings are every Monday from 6:45-8 p.m., at RM4 Drop-in Center, 570 Boston Post Road. For information, visit bridgesct.org or call 203-878-6365.

SMART Recovery Teen Group is a free support group for teens (ages 16-18) struggling with risky behaviors, including substance misuse, depression, anxiety and self-esteem. Meetings are every Wednesday from 5:15-6:30 p.m. at RM4 Drop-in Center, 570 Boston Post Road. For more information, visit bridgesct.org or call 203-693-2640.

Kids Clothes Corner

The United Church of Christ in Devon, 30 Ormond St., hosts a first Saturday monthly Kids Clothes Corner from 9 a.m.-noon. There are clothes, shoes, toys, baby items and more.

Caring Network

The Caring Network, a free ongoing support group for adults who have lost a loved one through death, meets the first and third Wednesdays of every month, on the Bridges campus, at 949 Bridgeport Ave., from 6-8 p.m. For information, call Cody-White Funeral Home at 203-874-0268.

Bottle drive

Jonathan Law Marching Band and Color Guard will hold a can and bottle drive on the third Saturday of every month, from 9-11 a.m., in the Jonathan Law parking lot.