MENORAH-TOPPED CARS TO PARADE DOWN STAMFORD STREETS
To celebrate the 2018 Hanukkah season, Chabad of Stamford will hold a car menorah parade departing from 770 High Ridge Road, culminating in a menorah lighting in Latham Park, at 6:45 p.m. Saturday.
The parade route will travel along Summer Street, Main Street, Washington Boulevard, Pacific Street and will stop at Harbor Point for a brief menorah lighting.
The parade will end at the Chabad Center at 770 High Ridge Road.
For more information, call 917-804-8848 or visit StamfordChabad.org.
ALBANIANS CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY AT GOVERNMENT CENTER
The Albanian flag was recently raised at the Stamford Government Center as part of an Albanian independence day celebration.
The flag day program included ethnic music, dancing and poetry read- ings, as well as speeches from local and international dignitaries.
The Albanian Youth Center is a cultural and educational center established to promote Albanian language and culture. The center launched in September 2017 to teach the next generation of AlbanianAmericans the language, history and authentic dances and songs of their home country.
STAMFORD HOSPITAL NAMED ‘MOST WIRED’
Stamford Health was recognized as one of healthcare’s most wired hospitals and systems by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).
The independent health care system was touted as a leader in information technology. Stamford Health is only one of seven Connecticut hospitals to receive the award.
CHIME, the professional organization for chief information officers and other health care IT leaders, awards the most wired recognition to hospitals and health systems that use health care information technology to improve the delivery of care to patients. More than 640 surveys from more than 2,100 hospitals were submitted for consideration.
“This award highlights our dedication to incorporating leading-edge technologies in order to deliver transparent and high-quality care for our patients,” said Steven Sakovits, vice president of information services and chief information officer at Stamford Health. “Information Ser- vices works closely with our physicians, nurses and leadership teams to expand our IT capabilities that also support the patient experience, such as our mobile apps that enable online appointment scheduling, patient portals and patient kiosks.”
CLIMATE GROUP TO MEET
The Stamford chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby will conduct its December meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 20 Forest St.
Now in its 11th year, CCL is a nonprofit, non-partisan, grassroots environmental organization focused on national and international policies to address and abate climate change. The organization has 486 active chapters across the United States and in 35 countries.
For more information, visit citizensclimatelobby.org.
AGRISCIENCE PROGRAM HOLDS PLANT SALE AND OPEN HOUSE
The Stamford Regional Agriscience program will hold an annual holiday plant sale and open house for prospective students from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
The events will be held at the Westhill High School Agriscience building.
For the holiday plant sale, there will be assorted poinsettias, hand-tied wreaths, centerpieces and holiday plants for sale. For custom orders, visit stamfordagriscience.com.
FREE FLU VACCINES AVAILABLE
The City of Stamford Health Department will hold a free influenza clinic for children and adults from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the government center. No appointment is needed.
For information, call 203-977-5385.
An Albanian independence day celebration was recently held at Stamford Government Center.