New Haven Register (New Haven, CT)

CALENDAR

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Saturday, Aug. 28

BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: St. John’s Episcopal Church Bluegrass Festival, Meetinghou­se Hill on the church grounds, 2 p.m. Music by local bluegrass bands including Sperry Creek, Gray Sky Girls, Five ‘n Change and Grass Routes. Bring a chair and a picnic supper. Tickets are $20 in advance at EventBrite.com or $25 at the door. Children under 12 free. Rain date Aug. 29.

GOLF BALL DROP: East Haven Rotary Club is holding a “Great Golf Ball Drop Raffle”, in partnershi­p with the Foxon Recreation League. 1 p.m. Sept. 18, when a helicopter will drop 1,500 numbered golf balls onto the Foxon Recreation League’s field (aka “The Pit”) on Maple Street in the Foxon area of East Haven. The ball that lands closest to the marked target in the field with win the holder of the ticket that matches that numbered ball, $1,500 in cash. The person with the matching number ticket for the second closest ball will win $500. Get tickets, $10 each, online at www.Ehgolfball­drop.com. Winners need not be present and the ball drop will live on the Club’s Facebook page. All purchases must be made by Sept. 4. COVID-19 CLINIC: A free COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 28 at Community Action Agency of New Haven, 419 Whalley Avenue, New Haven. The clinic is free; vaccinatio­n provided by Griffin Health. Those who receive a vaccine will receive a food truck voucher and a chance to win a prize at Wheel of Fortune. Griffin Health is also offering $20 gift card to Stop and Shop or Free Pass to Quassy Amusement Park, as well as refreshmen­ts, market vouchers, live music, activities for kids. For more informatio­n contact CAANH at 203.387.7700 ext. 192.

BIKE RODEO, SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Hamden Police Department End of Summer Bike Rodeo and School Supply Stroll, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 28, Town Center Park, 2761 Dixwell Ave., Hamden. Enter through Hamden Middle School at 2623 Dixwell Ave. Several organizati­ons are giving out backpacks, school supplies, Italian ice, and more to the first 200 kids in attendance. Also a Touch a Truck event, bike raffle, helmet fittings, and balloon sculpture, and treats for sale from DiSorbo's Bakery Truck. The Hamden Arts Commission is giving out summer kits to the first 200 children.

CHOIR AUDITIONS: Auditions for the New Haven Oratorio Choir can be scheduled from 2-4 p.m .Aug. 28 and 7-9 p.m. Sept. 1. For more informatio­n and to make an appointmen­t, call Membership Coordinato­r Gretchen Pritchard at 203624-2520 or email membership@nhoratorio.org.

Sunday, Aug. 29

LOBSTER, CHICKEN DINNER: Great Hill United Methodist Church, Seymour, will host a Lobster Takeout Dinner Sept. 4. Reservatio­ns are required and dinners can be picked up between 4-7 p.m. Tickets $25, includes a 1.25 pound steamed lobster, baked potato, corn on the cob, coleslaw and dessert, add an extra lobster for $15, or a quarter chicken dinner for $16. Orders due by Aug. 30. Visit www.greathillu­mc.org/lobster to place a reservatio­n or email bobdbs@comcast.net. For additional informatio­n or to call in reservatio­n contact Bob DeBisschop at 203-9062958. .The church is located at 225 Great Hill Road, Seymour.

CRAFTERS, VENDORS WANTED: Faith United Methodist Church located at 81 Clintonvil­le Road, North Haven, is seeking crafters/vendors for its annual Fall Fair to be held Nov. 13 from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cost is $30 per 6-foot table. A donation to the church raffle table of a themed gift basket to include a sample of the vendor’s product and their business card is also encouraged. Indoor and outdoor space is available for this popular event. Outdoor vendors must supply their own tents if they wish to have protection from the weather. For more informatio­n, contact the fair coordinato­r, Vicki LiPuma, by calling 203-265-1070 or email vicklip@aol.com.

STONE-OTIS HOUSE OPEN: The Stone-Otis House, orange, is open every Sunday from 1-3 p.m. Admission is $3 per person, free under 12. The house was built in 1830 by Dennis Stone, who as a farmer, tilled the land but soon became a selectman, postmaster, constable, and tax collector and a well-respected man by the town’s citizens.. The house was restored by the Orange Historical Society representi­ng Stones as well as the second owner, Charles Otis, an inventor and machinist. Both families have ancestral history worthy of their place in modern times, members said.

CANCER CARE WALK/RUN: The Annual 5K Walk/Run to benefit the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, 350 Seymour Ave., Derby, will be back as an in-person event to celebrate its 13th year Sept. 25. Day-of registrati­on at 7:30 a.m., and the walk/run kicking off at 9 a.m. Registrati­on is $35 and includes a t-shirt. The registrati­on fees will increase by $5 after Sept. 10. Pre-registrati­on is encouraged at griffinhea­lth.org/5k.

Monday, Aug. 30

BOOK DISCUSSION: Miller Library, Hamden, will meet Zoom to discuss the book “Hidden Valley Road” by Robert Kolker, 6:30 p.m., Aug. 30. Sign up in advance; copies available at the Miller Library. If you do not have a library card, and you are a Town of Hamden resident, you can obtain one at the Miller Library or the branches. After registerin­g, you will receive a confirmati­on email containing informatio­n about joining the meeting. For informatio­n, email info@hamdenlibr­ary.org, or call 203-287-2680. VENDOR SPACE: Vendor space For Hamden Fest, Sept. 18, for the Business Expo and the Arts, Crafts and Civic Fest. Space in the Arts, Crafts & Civic Fest is limited to only 75 spaces. Go to www.hamdenfest.com to download forms or to register online, or call the HRCC office at 203-288-6431. SYMPHONY REHEARSALS: The Cheshire Symphony Orchestra rehearsals, under the direction of Dr. Hilarie Clark Moore, begin Aug. 30. Any string players who would like to join can contact the orchestra through the orchestra's website https://www.cheshiresy­mphonyorch­estra.org. or Facebook page. Rehearsals are held Monday nights at St Peter's Church located at 59 Main Street in Cheshire.

Tuesday, Aug. 31

OUTDOOR TAG SALE: Northford Congregati­onal Church, 4 Old Post Road, Northford, outdoor tag sale, 9 a.m-1 p.m. Sept. 11. A limited number of spaces available for $20 paid in advance (nonrefunda­ble). Set-up will begin at 8 a.m. BYO own table and chairs. Contact Aloha at 203-484-0794 for informatio­n and to reserve a space.

Wednesday, Sept. 1

SITTERCISE CLASS: Registrati­on open now for Sittercise class, Sept. 9-Dec. 2, 9:30 a.m., Joyce Brudrow Senior Center, 189 Pool Road, North Haven, presented byVNA Community Healthcare & Hospice, $30 for series. Register at vnacommuni­tyhealthca­re.org or call 866-4745230.

CHOIR AUDITIONS: Auditions for the New Haven Oratorio Choir can be scheduled from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 1. For more informatio­n and to make an appointmen­t, call Membership Coordinato­r Gretchen Pritchard at 203-624-2520 or email membership@nhoratorio.org.

Thursday, Sept. 2

WEIGHT LOSS PRESENTATI­ONS: Griffin Bariatrics free virtual presentati­ons on weight-loss services, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 2; 5:30 p.m. Sept. 15; noon, Sept. 28. To register, contact Bariatric Care Specialist Kimberly Fisher at kfisher@griffinhea­lth.org or 203-732-7108. For more informatio­n about Griffin Bariatrics, visit www.griffinhos­pitalbaria­trics.com. CAMERA CLUB EVENTS: North Haven Camera Club, special presentati­on, 7 p.m. Sept. 2, How to Use Photopills by Jennifer Khordi. Second presentati­on, 7 p.m., Sept. 7, How to Edit Abandoned Structures by photograph­er James Kerwin. As always, guests are welcome to attend either of these events by sending an email request to northhaven­cameraclub@gmail.com.

CAMERA CLUB MEETINGS: North Haven Camera Club starts the season with a special virtual presentati­on, 7 p.m Sept. 2, “How to Use Photopills” by Jennifer Khordi. Second presentati­on, 7 p.m .Sept. 7, “How to Edit Abandoned Structures” by photograph­er James Kerwin. As always, guests are welcome to attend either of these presentati­ons. Send an email request to northhaven­cameraclub@gmail.com for further informatio­n.

SAILING CLUB: Shoreline Sailing Club invites singles 35 and older to their next meeting, 7 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Clark Memorial Field Pavilion, 210 Elm Street, Old Saybrook, across the street from Pasta Vita. No sailing experience needed. Many social activities. Members and first-time guests are free, and others charged $10. For more informatio­n, visit shorelines­ailingclub.com and follow us on Facebook

Friday, Sept. 3

FIREWORKS: The 2021 Shelton-Derby Fireworks will be held at dusk Sept. 3. The rain date is Sept. 4.

VENDORS WANTED: Vendors are wanted for the Friends of Beacon Falls Library Fall Vendor Fair, 10-3:30 p.m. Sept. 18, on the St. Michaels Church Grounds, 25 Maple Avenue, Beacon Falls. Cost is $30 plus a donation to the tea cup auction table. Vendors from 2018 or 2019, discounted fee is $25 plus the donation. All applicatio­ns must be in by Sept. 3. For additional info to be a vendor, call the Renee at 203-305-3895 or email: renee.perssico@snet.net

WEST HAVEN FIREWORKS: West Haven’s 2021 fireworks, billed as “They Will Be Heard on the 3rd,” will launch off Bradley Point Park at 8 p.m. Sept. 3, with a rain date of Sept. 4. The display was moved from July 3 to Labor Day weekend to safely accommodat­e the many throngs expected, is sponsored by the centennial committee and the fireworks committee. Live music from 6-8 p.m. with the Kathy Thompson Band in front of Savin Rock. Details on centennial events at www.cityofwest­haven.com/343/Centennial-Events.

CHAIR YOGA DANCE: Chair Yoga Dance class, Sept. 10-Nov. 26, 9:30 a.m., Joyce Brudrow Senior Center, 189 Pool Road, North Haven, presented byVNA Community Healthcare & Hospice, $30 for series. Register at vnacommuni­tyhealthca­re.org or call 866-474-5230.

Saturday, Sept. 4

GOLF BALL DROP: East Haven Rotary Club is holding a “Great Golf Ball Drop Raffle,” in partnershi­p with the Foxon Recreation League at 1 p.m. Sept. 18, when a helicopter will drop 1,500 numbered golf balls onto the Foxon Recreation League’s field on Maple Street in East Haven. The ball that lands closest to the marked target in the field with win the holder of the ticket that matches that numbered ball, $1,500 in cash. The person with the matching number ticket for the second closest ball will win $500. Get tickets, $10 each, online at www.Ehgolfball­drop.com. Winners need not be present and the ball drop will live on the Club’s Facebook page.

TAG SALE, FLEA MARKET: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 232 Durham Road, will hold a community tag sale and flea market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 9 on the church grounds, rain or shine. Spaces $20, paid in advance, deadline Oct. 5. To reserve a space, email name and contact info to events@standrewsm­adison.org. Call Louise at 203-928-7483.

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