Spotlight listing of upcoming events
Art Walk Night — May 16
On Thursday, May 16, Art Walk Nght will be held at Alfa’s on Naugatuck Ave., Walnut Beach, the opening of the “Beaches.” Show will also feature music by Art Kadish on the guitar from 5-7 p.m. Come and eat, meet the artists, everyone is welcome.
Traditional Irish Music May 16
Jonathan Warner will join the P.V. O'Donnell Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann music session on Thursday, May 16, at St. Gabriel’s Church Hall, 26 Broadway, Milford, at 7:45 pm. Admission is free, BYOB. Musicians, dancers, singers and guests are welcomed.
After learning the art of flute and whistle making, Jon makes most of the instruments he plays, including his pipes.
For information on the session call 203-876-9973.
Sunday, May 26
Memorial Day Parade — The City of Milford will be hosting their Memorial Day Parade on Sunday, May 26, at 2 p.m. All units and marchers are asked to assemble at the Daniel Wasson Field parking lot at 1 p.m.
The Grand Marshall and guest speaker will be Thomas Flowers, the State Commander for the American Legion Flowers is a retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant (E-9) and the current Chairman of the Milford Veterans, Ceremony and Parade Commission.
The Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 26, in front of City Hall at 9:45 a.m. All are invited to attend.
If your organization would like to participate, contact Russ Edwards at 203-876-0914 or Tom Flowers at 203-444-5351 for more information.
Benefit gala and auction June 1
The ‘Light the Way’ annual Spring Gala to benefit Beth-El Center homeless shelter and soup kitchen in Milford will take place on Saturday, June 1, from 6-10 p.m., at the Mill River Country Club in Stratford. It will include dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions and a new awards ceremony. Tickets for the gala are $100 per person. Enjoy a festive evening while helping those experiencing homelessness and hunger in our community. For reservations, visit bethelmilford.org or call 203.876.0747.
Nautical Night of Seaside Support June 6
A night of cocktails, music, food, inspiring speakers and waterfront views will be held at the Black Rock Yacht Club, 80 Grovers Ave., in Bridgeport, on Thursday, June 6, at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Boys & Girls Village to help at-risk children and families who often have histories of abuse, neglect, or live in poverty and are in need of behavioral health, educational, or family reunification services.
Visit bgvillage.org/fundraiser/ to learn more and to purchase tickets. Tickets cost $150 and a variety of high visibility sponsorship packages are available.
Color Run/Walk, June 7, Derby Greenway
The Connecticut Hurricanes Drum and Bugle Corps is sponsoring a Color Run/Walk along the Derby Greenway on Friday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. The course is a beautiful, flat, scenic raceway along the river, and will feature three color splash zones, music, lights, and a glow tunnel. Sign up by Friday, May 17 to be guaranteed a t-shirt. Registration is $30 per person. Register at Hitekracing.com/neonglows. Proceeds benefit the Connecticut Hurricanes.
Milford Volunteer Firefighters Memorial Service June 9
The annual Milford Volunteer Firefighters Memorial Service will take place Sunday, June 9, at 1 p.m., on the Green at the Fireman's Monument/Bell. This annual service has been held rain or shine every year since the 1800's, honoring the Milford Volunteer Firefighters that were killed in the line of duty. Also remembered are members of the six companies who have passed on from natural causes during the past year. Mayor Ben Blake and other local VIP's have been invited and are expected to attend. The public is invited to this ceremony. For more information, call 203-444-3741.
Law class of ‘69 50th reunion Sept. 20
Jonathan Law class of 1969 50th reunion kicks off on Friday, Sept. 20 with a meet and greet, followed by a school tour and main reunion on Saturday, Sept. 21 and a brunch on Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Riverview Bistro, 946 Ferry Blvd., Stratford.
For details, contact Carol Reidenbach, 203-877-2452 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.