Thursday, June 14
EDIBLE FLOWER POWER: Use of flowers in cooking with Mary Newman, 6:30 p.m. June 14, Derby Neck Library, 307 Hawthorne Ave., 203-734-1492.
PAUSE FOR THE PLEDGE: Students, Town Council Chairman Kenneth McKay lead East Haven observance of National Flag Day, 6:30 p.m. June 14, on Green, with East Haven Academy Symphonic Band, Karen Wagner of Wagner Iovanna Studio Productions and students, brief ceremony, Pledge of Allegiance at 7 p.m.
FLAG DAY: Hamden Lodge of Elks No. 2224, Boy Scout Troop 610, Girl Scouts, 5:30-6:15 p.m. June 14, Hamden Middle School, 2623 Dixwell Ave.
BEAT THE HEAT: VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice program on signs of dehydration, why older adults are prone to dehydration, tips to stay hydrated, 2 p.m. June 14, free, Atria Larson Place, 1450 Whitney Ave., Hamden, 203-248-8880.
FREE CONCERT ON BEACH: Breaking Rubrics Jazz Ensemble, Stefan Fedeyko, trumpet; Al VanLeuvan, bass; Fabian Ortiz, piano; Nancy Kriz, flute; the Rev. Canon Dr. Barbara Cheney, drums, 6:30 p.m. June 14, East Haven Town Beach, 148 Cosey Beach Ave., bring chair or blanket. Also, Friends of the Hagaman Library officers’ swearing in at 6 p.m., Town Beach House.
HOUSATONIC RIVER JOB NETWORK: Joe Kulas, of Schegg Group, talk on key steps in job search, 7 p.m. June 14, Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, Orange, email@example.com, 203-891-2170.
LUCIA CHAPTER 25: OES, meets 7:30 p.m. June 14, Masonic Lodge Hall, 59 Broad St., Milford.
‘THE ART OF GRIEVING’: Author, bereavement chaplain Lisa Irish, 7 p.m. June 14, Guilford Free Library, talk, book-signing. RSVP: 203-453-8282.
Friday, June 15
COFFEE & CONVERSATION: State Reps. Vincent Candelora, R-86, Craig Fishbein, R-90, discuss issues, 8- 9 a.m. June 15, Dad’s Restaurant, 740 N. Colony Road, Wallingford, 800-8421423, Vincent.Candelora@housegop.ct.gov, Craig.Fishbein@housegop.ct.gov.
HAMDEN LAND CONSERVATION TRUST: Annual meeting, 7 p.m. June 15, Whitney Center Cultural Room, 200 Leeder Hill Road, Hamden, talk by Katherine Hauswirth, author of “The Book of Noticing: Collections and Connections on the Trail,” www.hlct.org.
Saturday, June 16
SUMMER READING CLUB KICKOFF: Games, crafts, entertainment, food trucks, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 16, North Haven Memorial Library, 17 Elm St., 203-239-5803.
FISH FRY: Hamden Black History Committee and Office of the Mayor, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. June 16, Friendship Baptist Church, 26 Edwards St., Hamden, dinner $13, sandwich $10, Dave Canton firstname.lastname@example.org, benefits three $1,000 book awards for Hamden High School seniors.
AUTISM PILOT PROGRAM: ACEing Autism one-to-one tennis training with pros, volunteer support, June 16, 1-2 p.m. ages 5-10, 2-3 p.m. ages 11-18, free, North Haven Health & Racquet Club, 100 Elm St., register, volunteer at aceingautism.org/locations/northhaven-ct.
FREE SMOKE ALARMS: Fire Department, American Red Cross installing free smoke alarms in city homes June 16, providing instructions and escape plans on fires, and protection from other disasters, call 877-287-3327, choose option 1.
TRAIN OPEN HOUSE: Boothe Memorial Railroad Society, 1-4 p.m. June 16, 23, 30, July, August, five operating train layouts from N, HO, O, S, G scale, Boothe Memorial Park, 5800 Main St., Stratford, free, http://bmrailways.com.
FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 16, Dudley Farm, 2351 Durham Road, Susan Peak, songwriter, singer, Native American stories, songs, 203-457-0770, www.dudleyfarm.com, Facebook: Dudley Farm Farmers’ Market.
NORTH HAVEN CAMERA CLUB: “Land and Sea” show opens 5-7 p.m. June 16, ends June 30, Branford Art Center, 1229 Main St., BranfordArtCenterCT.com, bvNorthHavenCameraClub.com.
SILLY-SING-ALONG: Musician Edward Leonard, 10:30 a.m. June 16, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten starter packs, free book, reading log, Milford Library, 57 New Haven Ave., 203-783-3312, milfordlibrary.org.
OFFICE HOURS: State Sen. Paul Formica, Rep. Devin Carney, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 16, Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, 2 Library Lane, Old Lyme, email@example.com, 800842-1423, or Paul.Formica@cga.ct.gov, 860-842-1421.
FREE MARKET, HEALTH INFO: Community members get free clothing, accessories, household items, jewelry, toys, coats, shoes, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 16, Elks Club, 87 Webster St., New Haven, health experts offer information on physical, dental health, free blood pressure screenings, 203-450-NHAC(6422), firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsors: Epsilon Iota Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Yale New Haven Health, Yale African American Affinity Group, Prosperity Foundation, Delta Foundation of Greater New Haven, Delta Academy, GEMS youth program of New Haven Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
Sunday, June 17
BIRD WALK: Orange Conservation Commission led by Frank Gallo, 8 a.m. June 17, Turkey Hill Preserve, 700 Derby-Milford Road, Orange, Facebook, http://www.orangectconservationcommission.com, https://www.orange-ct.gov/441/Conservation-Commission.
Monday, June 18
‘THE VALLEY IN THE 1890s’: Women’s Forum with Patricia Sweeney, 12:30 p.m. June 18, Derby Neck Library, 307 Hawthorne Ave., 203-734-1492.
SUMMER SING: Broadway selections, 7 p.m. June 18, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Old Saybrook, conducted by John Lampe of Morgan High School, $10 fee covers costs, 860-767-9409, 203530-0002, www.cappellacantorum.org or www.conbrio.org.
EID AL-FITR PARTY: Festive Islamic holiday party following the month of Ramadan, ages 5-12, games, prizes, crafts, treats, 4-5:30 p.m. June 18, Connie Sacco Room, West Haven Library, 300 Elm St. RSVP: 203-937-4233.
DJ RED SUPREME DANCE PARTY WORKSHOP: With Austin Dailey, 1 p.m. June 18, learn easy-to-follow moves, for ages 5 and up, Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave., limited space, 203-783-3312, milfordlibrary.org.
Tuesday, June 19
WOODBRIDGE HAPPINESS CLUB: Bernie Siegel, M.D., Lionel Ketchian discuss happiness, benefits, free, 6-7:45 p.m. June 19, Woodbridge Town Library, 10 Newton Road.
MILFORD PRESERVATION TRUST: Annual meeting, 7 p.m. June 19, First Baptist Church, 28 North St. Jennyfer Holmes, church historian, talk on history of Baptist congregation; Richard Platt, former city historian, talk about 1725 Samuel Durand house, 24 North St., owned by church. Trust Preservation Award presented to John Kranz for restoration of First United Church of Christ parsonage on West Main Street. The Rev. Adam Ekhart of First Church talk on former parsonage.
ELECTRIC VIOLINIST: Caryn Lin interactive program “Bach 2 Rock: The Science of Sound,” 6:30 p.m. June 19, Thornton Wilder Hall, Miller Memorial Central Library, 2901 Dixwell Ave., free. RSVP: 203-230-3770, www.hamdenlibrary.org.
‘WELCOME TO SUMMER’: West Haven/Allingtown Senior Center party, noon-3 p.m. June 19, Savin Rock Conference Center, 6 Rock St., West Haven, entertainment by Ashly Cruz, catered by Cusano’s Catering by Maria, $12 members, $15 nonmembers. RSVP: 203-937-3507.
U.S. CIVIL WAR: Bob O’Brien, Irish History Round Table PowerPoint presentation, with old photos, on Irish women as soldiers, spies, nurses, canteen keepers, 7:30 p.m. June 19, free, Knights of St. Patrick hall, 1533 State St., New Haven, www.irishhistoryroundtable.org.
SURPRISING STORIES FROM ANIMAL KINGDOM: Presented by Lynn Hidek, 9:30 a.m. June 19, Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton, 860-669-2342.
Wednesday, June 20
STARRY NIGHT STORIES: For ages 3 and up, siblings, wear pajamas, 6:30 p.m. June 20, Milford Library, 57 New Haven Ave., 203-783-3307.
BANJO PLAYER: Roger Sprung concert, James Weisser, guitar, Ed Spallina, bass, 7 p.m. June 20, Guilford Free Library, 67 Park St., free. RSVP: 203-453-8282, www.guilfordfreelibrary.org. AUTHOR: Dr. Edward M. Hallowell, author of books on ADHD, introduces memoir, “Because I Come From a Crazy Family: The Making of a Psychiatrist,” which aims to destigmatize the “crazy” in families, 7 p.m. June 20, R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison. Info: 203-245-3959. Part of proceeds will go to National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Thursday, June 21
FARMERS MARKET OPENS: Walnut Beach third-Thursday, 4-7 p.m. June 21, Walnut Beach Pavilion, at end of Viscount Drive, Milford, music, artisans, food trucks, kids’ activities, rain or shine.
SUMMER SOLSTICE: Bring picnic, free music by Stony Creek Fife & Drum Corps, Lisa Carlucci & Justin Paglino, and the Skunk Misery Ramblers, 4-8 p.m. June 21, Henry Whitfield State Museum lawn, 248 Old Whitfield St., Guilford, rain or shine. Selfguided tours of Whitfield House, $6, free for 12 and younger, park at museum, 203-453-2457, email@example.com, www.cultureandtourism.org, www.facebook.com/henrywhitfieldstatemuseum.
IRISH MUSIC: Button accordionist Loretta Egan Murphy joins traditional Irish music session, 7:45 p.m. June 21, St. Gabriel’s Parish Hall, 26 Broadway, Milford, free. BYOB. Musicians, dancers, singers, guests welcome, 203-876-9973.
SCIENCETELLERS: “Wild West: The Mystery of the Golden Piano,” 3-4 p.m. June 21, Children’s Department, Plumb Memorial Library, 65 Wooster St., Shelton, for ages 3 and older, families, caregivers. RSVP: 203-924-9461, www.sheltonlibrarysystem.org.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: 1:30-6:30 p.m. June 21, Our Lady of Pompeii Church Hall (St. Pio), 355 Foxon Road, East Haven, walk-ins welcome. RSVP: 800-733-2767, www.redcrossblood.org.
INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY: Kids’ class 9:30 a.m., adults 10:15 a.m. June 21, yoga book giveaway, mats available, Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton, 860-669-2342, firstname.lastname@example.org.
I-PHONE CLASS FOR BEGINNERS: Four weeks, 10 a.m.-noon, June 21-July 12, Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive. RSVP: 203-877-5131.
Friday, June 22
FREE MOVIE: “Romantics Anonymous,” 10:30 a.m. June 22, North Haven Memorial Library, 17 Elm St., 203-239-5803.
MILFORD CONCERT BAND: Summer concert, Rotary Pavilion at Fowler Field, behind Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave., 7 p.m. June 22, performing Randall Bass’ symphonic band arrangement of “Casey at the Bat,” with poem narrated by Rotary Club President Win Smith, also pop, jazz, Broadway, patriotic and family favorites. Bring chair.