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Chess club

The Fair­field Chess Club meets Wed­nes­days from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Bigelow Se­nior Cen­ter, 100 Mona Ter­race. You do not have to be a se­nior to play. Usu­ally eight to 12 peo­ple at­tend. For in­for­ma­tion, call the cen­ter at 203-256-3166 or Frank DeSte­fano at 203333-6857.

Sup­port group

A bipo­lar, anx­i­ety and de­pres­sion sup­port group meets Thurs­days from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Vin­cent’s Be­hav­ioral Health, 47 Longs Lots Road, West­port. At­ten­dees will share in dis­cus­sions and ex­pe­ri­ence sup­port in a safe and non­judg­men­tal set­ting with oth­ers who are deal­ing with and manag­ing their men­tal ill­nesses. For in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Alan Rosen­thal at 860-661-5093 or bran­ford­dbsa@gmail.com.

Travel Expo

A free AAA Travel Expo is of­fered Satur­day, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bald­win Cen­ter, 1000 W. Broad St., Strat­ford. The expo fea­tures more than 20 travel ex­perts to dis­cuss cus­tom­ized va­ca­tion and desti­na­tion pack­ages. There also will be brief pre­sen­ta­tions on Hawaii, Caribbean and Alaskan cruises, and more. Reg­is­ter at aaa.com/trav­elshow or call 800-AAA-9192.

Au­thor talk

The Strat­ford Li­brary, 2203 Main St., con­tin­ues its “Sun­day Af­ter­noon Talks” on Sun­day, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. with “The Signs of Con­necti­cut,” with guest speaker Thomas Fa­tone. Fa­tone vis­ited all 169 towns in Con­necti­cut and took pic­tures of each town’s blue his­tory sign, and will share anec­dotes from his trav­els. For in­for­ma­tion, call the li­brary at 203385-4162 or visit strat­fordli­brary.org.

Kids’ fi­nan­cial work­shop

Ex­cel in Fi­nances, a fi­nan­cial skills work­shop for chil­dren in grades four to six, is of­fered Tues­day, Oct. 16, at 4 p.m. at the Strat­ford Li­brary, 2203 Main St. The work­shop, led by Lau­rie Tay­lor, is a fun in­tro­duc­tion to money man­age­ment. Reg­is­ter at strat­fordli­brary.org or call 203-385-4165.

Ir­ish mu­sic

The P.V. O’Donnell Comhal­tas Ce­oltóirí Éire­ann tra­di­tional Ir­ish mu­sic ses­sion fea­tures fid­dler Eu­gene Ben­der on Thurs­day, Oct. 18, at 7:45 p.m. at St. Gabriel’s Par­ish hall, 26 Broad­way, Mil­ford. Call 203-876-9973 for in­for­ma­tion.

Tag sale

The West­port Woman’s Club hosts its an­nual Cloth­ing Tag Sale Fri­day and Satur­day, Oct. 19 and 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sun­day, Oct. 21, from noon to 3 p.m. at the club, 44 Im­pe­rial Ave. The sale fea­tures new and gen­tly used women’s, men’s and chil­dren’s cloth­ing and ac­ces­sories. Pro­ceeds sup­port stu­dent schol­ar­ships and lo­cal char­i­ties. For in­for­ma­tion, call the club at 203-227-4240.

Ital­ian Night

The West Haven Ital­ian Amer­i­can Civic As­so­ci­a­tion, 85 Chase Lane, hosts a com­bined 60th An­niver­sary and Ital­ian Night din­ner dance on Satur­day, Oct. 20, at 6:30 p.m. The event fea­tures a full din­ner menu and open bar, and dance mu­sic by Vinny Carr from 8 p.m. to mid­night. Tick­ets are $45. Call Bob or Ellen Mar­razzi at 203-933-7740.

Soup and chili

Christ Church Quaker Farms, 470 Quaker Farms Road, Ox­ford, hosts a home­made Hearty Soup and Chili Din­ner on Satur­day, Oct. 20, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The menu in­cludes all the soup and/or chili you can eat, salad, bev­er­ages and desserts. Cost is $10 adults, $5 chil­dren un­der 12. Hot­dogs and ham­burg­ers will be avail­able for pur­chase. Eat in or carry out. For in­for­ma­tion, call 202-8884936.

His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety

The Bridge­port Com­mu­nity His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety meets Tues­day, Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridge­port North Branch Li­brary, 3455 Madi­son Ave. Lo­cal ar­chi­tect Emanuel Machado and plan­ning con­sul­tant Michael Tyrrell will dis­cuss the his­tory of the for­mer Henry N. San­born Branch Li­brary and the ef­forts to save it from de­mo­li­tion. For in­for­ma­tion, call Au­drey at 203-371-6397.

Hal­loween Doo Wop

The West Haven Ital­ianAmer­i­can Civic As­so­ci­a­tion, 85 Chase Lane, hosts a Hal­loween Doo Wop Dance on Satur­day, Oct. 27, from 7 p.m. to mid­night. The event fea­tures mu­sic by Dave the dee­jay; free beer, wine or soda; and cash bar. BYO snacks. Cof­fee and dessert at 11 p.m. Tick­ets are $20. Call Lou at 203-934-3339 or 203-464-1976 or Ben at 203-933-4423 by Oct. 23.

Sip & Sa­vor

The West­port Woman’s Club, 44 Im­pe­rial Ave., hosts Sip & Sa­vor 2018, a wine­tast­ing fundraiser, on Fri­day, Oct. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. The event in­cludes wine tast­ings, sea­sonal hors d’oeu­vres, live mu­sic and prizes. Prof­its ben­e­fit need-based col­lege schol­ar­ships and grants to Fair­field County non­prof­its. Tick­ets are $60 and avail­able at west­port­wom­an­sclub.org.

Pump­kin con­test

The West­port His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, 25 Avery Place, hosts a Spook­to­ber Pump­kin Dec­o­rat­ing Con­test Fri­day and Satur­day, Oct. 26 and 27. In­for­ma­tion is avail­able at west­por­this­tory.org. Each carved jack-o’-lantern gains one free in­di­vid­ual ad­mis­sion to “Night at the Haunted His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety.” Lim­ited to one free en­try. The so­ci­ety’s Spook­to­ber cel­e­bra­tion is the en­tire month.

Hal­loween din­ner

The Green­field Hill Grange, 1873 Hill­side Road, Fair­field, hosts a Hal­loween din­ner Satur­day, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m. at the grange hall. The din­ner fea­tures chicken Fran­chise, rice pi­laf, veg­eta­bles, tossed salad, veg­etable lasagna, ziti with sauce for chil­dren, bread, but­ter and as­sorted desserts. Cos­tumes are op­tional. Prize for best cos­tume, and en­ter­tain­ment. Cost is $20 for adults $20, $10 for chil­dren, free for chil­dren un­der 6. For reser­va­tions, call Jim at 203-2598023 or Steve at 203-3674373.

Art ex­hibit

The paint­ings of lo­cal artist Joyce Kopac are on dis­play at the Plumb Me­mo­rial Li­brary, 65 Wooster St., Shel­ton, be­gin­ning Satur­day, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m., when she will be on hand to meet and speak to at­ten­dees. Con­tact her at jkopac76@gmail.com or call the li­brary at 203-9241580 for in­for­ma­tion.

Com­pas­sion­ate Friends

The Bridge­port Chap­ter of the Com­pas­sion­ate Friends meets the sec­ond Tues­day monthly from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. at the Ster­ling House Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 2283 Main St., Strat­ford. At­ten­dees are asked to bring a canned good or non­per­ish­able food item for the food pantry. The group is a non­de­nom­i­na­tional sup­port group for par­ents and grand­par­ents griev­ing the death of a child. For in­for­ma­tion, visit tcf­bridge­port.org or call 475-8829695.

Read­ing vol­un­teers

The School Vol­un­teer As­so­ci­a­tion of Bridge­port cel­e­brates the 33rd an­niver- sary of Read Aloud Day on Thurs­day, Oct. 18, from 9 to 10 a.m. Six hun­dred and fifty vol­un­teers will share their love of read­ing with ev­ery prekinder­garten through sixth-grade class in Bridge­port’s Pub­lic Schools. Books will be pro­vided, and do­nated to the class­room li­braries af­ter they are read. No prior ex­pe­ri­ence is nec­es­sary. To vol­un­teer, call 203-275-1120

Read­ing pro­gram

Lit­er­acy Vol­un­teers of Greater Bridge­port of­fers a free lit­er­acy pro­gram for par­ents and their chil­dren on Wed­nes­days through Nov. 21, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the down­town Bridge­port Pub­lic Li­brary on Broad Street. For in­for­ma­tion, call 203-5768355 or 203-338-8146. Din­ner is in­cluded.

Home­less fundraiser

Pi­anist Joe Ut­ter­back en­ter­tains with blues, bal­lads, Broad­way and tra­di­tional jazz mu­sic from the Amer­i­can Song­book in an Off the Streets fundraiser on Satur­day, Oct. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Church hall, 1719 Post Road, Fair­field. Cabaret-style: BYOB and snacks. Cof­fee and dessert pro­vided. Cost is $30. Reser­va­tions re­quired. For tick­ets, call Ellen Moore at 203-8809814. Off the Streets is a non­profit that pro­vides aid to­ward hous­ing for the home­less.

Open house

Sa­cred Heart Academy, an in­de­pen­dent Catholic col­lege prepara­tory school for girls in grades nine to 12, hosts an open house for prospec­tive stu­dents and their fam­i­lies on Sun­day, Oct. 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the school, 265 Ben­ham St., Ham­den. Sev­enth- and eighth-graders and their par­ents are par­tic­u­larly en­cour­aged to at­tend. For in­for­ma­tion, call Elaine Lam­bo­ley at 203-288-2309, ext. 307, or visit sa­cred­heartham­den.org.

Spaghetti din­ner

Fair­field Grace United Methodist Church, 1089 Fair­field Woods Road, hosts an all-you-can-eat spaghetti buf­fet Satur­day, Oct. 13, from 4:45 to 6:45 p.m. The din­ner in­cludes two sauces, sal­ads, bread, desserts and bev­er­ages. The 100th din­ner is free. Cost is $12 adults, $10 se­niors, $5 chil­dren un­der 12. Church is hand­i­capped ac­ces­si­ble. Call 203-374-6528.

Rib­bon-cut­ting, more

Boys & Girls Vil­lage, 528 Wheel­ers Farms Road, Mil­ford, hosts a rib­bon-cut­ting and Har­vest Wel­come event Wed­nes­day, Oct. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. to cel­e­brate the of­fi­cial open­ing of the new Pro­gram Ser­vices build­ing. Self­guided tours of the new fa­cil­ity will be of­fered, and re­fresh­ments will be served. For reser­va­tions and de­tails, visit bgvil­lage.org or call Ash­ley Keller at 203-5569695.

Church Women

Church Women United hosts its Fall As­sem­bly, cel­e­brat­ing CWU for 75 years, on Satur­day, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Unity Hill United Church of Christ, 364 White Plains Road, Trumbull. The theme is “Reach­ing for Whole­ness — in Har­mony with God’s Peo­ple.” Cost is $20, in­clud­ing lunch. For in­for­ma­tion, call Ca­role Fanslow at 203-375-1284. Guest speaker is Jeffie Fra­zier, a re­tired as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal and a Milkens Ed­u­ca­tion Award re­cip­i­ent.

Pasta din­ner

The Holy Name So­ci­ety of the Holy Name of Je­sus Church hosts a pasta din­ner on Satur­day, Oct. 20, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the par­ish hall, 50 Col­lege St., Strat­ford. The din­ner fea­tures pasta, meat­balls, salad, bread, dessert, cof­fee, tea and soda. Free-will dona­tions will be ac­cepted. For in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Larry Wells at 203395-7073 or law­man56@op­ton­line.net.

Ceme­tery tour

The West­port His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety hosts “Illuminating the Past,” a lantern tour of Wil­low­brook Ceme­tery, Main Street, West­port, on Satur­day, Oct. 20, from 5 to 6 p.m. Par­tic­i­pants will tour the ceme­tery with a guide and dis­cover notable de­parted West­port res­i­dents. Meet at the ceme­tery. On­line ad­vance reg­is­tra­tion is $8 for mem­bers, $12 for non­mem­bers. Cost at the event is $10 sug­gested ad­mis­sion for mem­bers, $15 for non-mem­bers, $5 for stu­dents with ID, free for chil­dren 12 and un­der. Reg­is­ter at west­por­this­tory.org

‘Pipescreams’

The Greater Bridge­port Amer­i­can Guild of Or­gan­ists presents its 17th an­nual “Pipescreams” on Sun­day, Oct. 21, at 4 p.m. at First Con­gre­ga­tional Church, 2301 Main St., Strat­ford. The event fea­tures choirs, or­gan­ists, a silent movie and guest mu­si­cians per­form­ing Hal­loween-themed, Broad­way and other beloved mu­sic. Cos­tumes are en­cour­aged. Cost is $15 for adults, $5 for stu­dents, free for chil­dren 11 and un­der, and are avail­able at the door. Pro­ceeds will ben­e­fit the Paul Knox & M. Louise Miller Schol­ar­ship Fund. For in­for­ma­tion, call Ca­role Fanslow at 203-375-1284.

Low vi­sion group

The Low Vi­sion Sup­port Group meets Mon­day, Oct. 22, at 10:30 a.m. at the Mil­ford Se­nior Cen­ter, 9 Jep­son Drive. For in­for­ma­tion, call Eileen Torow at 203-8788904.

Square One group

The Friends of the Square One Theatre Co. host a gen­eral meet­ing Tues­day, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Strat­ford Li­brary, 2203 Main St. At­ten­dees will be treated to a sneak pre­view of the the­ater’s first per­for­mance, “The God Game,” by Suzanne Brad­beer, which will be pre­sented Nov. 1 to 18 at Strat­ford Academy. Call Ca­role Fanslow at 203-375-1284.

Book talk

The West­port His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, 25 Avery Place, hosts a book dis­cus­sion of “Bar­ra­coon” with pub­lisher Tracey Sher­rod on Wed­nes­day, Oct. 24, from 6 to 7 p.m. The dis­cus­sion is part of the so­ci­ety’s “Re­mem­bered ex­hibit: The His­tory of African Amer­i­cans in West­port.” On­line ad­vance reg­is­tra­tion is $8 for mem­bers, $12 for non­mem­bers; at the door, $10 sug­gested for mem­bers, $15 for non­mem­bers, $5 for stu­dents with ID, free for chil­dren 12 and un­der. Reg­is­ter at west­por­this­tory.org.

Slavic food sale

St. John the Bap­tist Carpatho-Rus­sian Or­tho­dox Church, 1240 Broad­bridge Ave., Strat­ford, hosts a Slavic food sale on Satur­day, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pa­gachi, stuffed cab­bage and piero­gies must be or­dered in ad­vance, be­gin­ning Oct. 8 at noon. Call 203375-2564 to or­der or for in­for­ma­tion.

Re­union planned

Mem­bers of the War­ren Hard­ing High School Class of 1948 will cel­e­brate their 70th re­union Satur­day, Oct. 20, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Oronoque Coun­try Club in Strat­ford. For in­for­ma­tion, call Sarah Vena Masso at 203-378-6637.

‘Tequila Sun­rise’

Ma­suk High School, 1014 Mon­roe Turn­pike, Mon­roe, presents “An­other Tequila Sun­rise” on Satur­day, Oct. 13. The event in­cludes a silent auc­tion and bake sale. Doors open at 6, with the show at 7:30 p.m. Call 203426-5188 (leave a mes­sage) or Tick­etLeap.com for tick­ets. Tick­ets are $35 for adults, $40 at the door; $25 for se­niors and stu­dents, $30 at the door.

CROP com­mit­tee

The Greater Bridge­port CROP Hunger Walk Com­mit­tee meets Mon­day, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 188 Rocky Rest Road, Shel­ton. Plans will be dis­cussed for the 45th walk in May. For in­for­ma­tion, call Ca­role Fanslow at 203-3751284.

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