Today PARISH PICNIC
Ansonia: St. Joseph Church annual parish picnic, Sept. 17, Warsaw Park, 119 Pulaski Highway, Mass at 11:30 a.m.; DJ Peter Danielszuk 1-3 p.m.; Dennis Polisky and the Maestro’s Men, 3-7 p.m. Polish, American food, games, tag sale, raffles; free admission; no food or beverages allowed.
Wallingford: Hungarian Community Club festival, noon-7 p.m. Sept. 17, music, dancers, performers, food, pastries, gifts for sale, children’s activities, games, face painting, 147 Ward St., Lajos, 203-530-3557, Linda, 203634-0602, HCCofWallingford@gmail.com.
Wallingford: Open house, Wallingford and Meriden silver industry, tours, Wallace Silver, International Silver products on display, 1-3 p.m. Sept. 17, Historic Preservation Trust, 153 S. Main St. $5 donation.
Hamden: “Hot Dogs for H.O.P.E.” food drive, picnic, free, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 17, rain or shine, music, moon bounce, bag of nonperishables, cash accepted for Hamden Food Bank, Dunbar United Church of Christ, 767 Benham St., 203-2882342, office.dunbar@gmail. com, www.dunbarchurch. com.
BIRDS OF PREY
Orange: Wingmasters birds of prey program, Orange Country Fair, Orange Center Road, 11 a.m., noon, 1, 2 p.m. Sept. 17 at Orange Land Trust tent. Call Chris at 203397-7599.
BEER AND OYSTERS
New Haven: New Haven Land Trust Beer & Oysters on the Sound, 4-7 p.m. Sept. 17, Lighthouse Point Park Carousel building, Blue Point, Back East, Black Hog, Brenner Bros, Firefly, Hanging Hills, Lagunitas, No Worries, Stony Creek, Two Roads, Armada, Olde Burnside Brewery, Counterweight, Captain Lawrence and home brewers, 4,000 local oysters from Norm Bloom and Son, Stacy Phillips & His Bluegrass Characters, carousel rides, $35 in advance, $175 for six, $40 at door, VIP tickets sold. RSVP: www. newhavenlandtrust.org, 203-562-6655.
Sept. 18 ADVANCE CARE PLANS
Oxford: Griffin Hospital advance care planning coordinator, free talk, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18, Oxford Library, 486 Oxford Road. RSVP: 203888-6944, at oxfordlib.org, Events.
North Branford: Susan Knapp harp concert, free, Evergreen Woods Community Building auditorium, 88 Notch Hill Road, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18. RSVP: Briana Benn-Mirandi, 203-4833224, bbennmirandi@ evergreen-woods.com.
Derby: Women’s Forum “The Valley in World War 1” PowerPoint presentation, 12:30 p.m. Sept. 18, free, Derby Neck Library, 307 Hawthorne Ave., 203-734-1492.
West Haven: Board of Assessment Appeals meets 6-8 p.m. Sept. 18, assessor’s office, first floor of City Hall, 355 Main St., to hear owners of city-registered vehicles appeal motor vehicle assessments on 2016 grand list.
Sept. 19 APPALACHIAN TRAIL
Hamden: Sam Ducharme talk on six-month, 2,180mile Appalachian Trail hike from Springer Mountain, Ga., to Mount Katahdin in Maine, free, 7 p.m. Sept. 19, Hamden Public Library, 2901 Dixwell Ave. Ducharme had no backpacking experience. See his gear, how he cooked, hear of sleeping in hammock for six months, three seasons. RSVP: hamdenlibrary.org, 203-287-2680.
ST. MARY’S HIGH SCHOOL
Hamden: St. Mary’s High School class of 1963 meets for lunch, 1 p.m. Sept. 19, Ristorante Luce, 203-2155945.
IRISH STEP DANCING
North Haven: BrennanLucey Irish Dance Academy step-dancing teachers’ demonstration, 7 p.m. Sept. 19, North Haven Memorial Library, 17 Elm St. RSVP: 203-239-5803, or at library.
New Haven: Irish History Round Table talk by attorney, author Cormac O’Malley, “Rebel in the Irish Revolution” on his father, the Irish revolution, the arts in Ireland, free, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19, Knights of Saint Patrick Hall, 1533 State St.
Milford: Opioid epidemic in state, talk by Hartford Hospital, UConn medical toxicologist Dr. Charles McKay, 7 p.m. Sept. 19, Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave., free.
Sept. 20 STOP SMOKING NOW
Guilford: Stop Smoking Now, 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 20-Nov. 1, free, VNA Community Healthcare, 753 Boston Post Road. RSVP: 866-474-5230.
Derby: Tech Talks, what’s new in technology, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 20, Derby Neck Library, 307 Hawthorne Ave., free, 203-734-1492.
Derby: CHOICES counselor talk on Medicare, related health care decisions, fraud, abuse, 9:30-11 a.m. Sept. 20, Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., free. RSVP: Kerry, Deborah, 203-732-7399.