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This is the combined event calendar for the Business and Community events so you can best plan your activities in the Greater Meriden area. In addition, Business and Community Events which have been sanctioned by the Bicentennial Steering Committee appear on the Official Bicentennial Calendar for the City of Meriden.

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May 2016

 Gallery 53 Gifts for All Occasions Arts & Craft Fair

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 through Friday, May 27, 2016

Description: Gallery 53 will host the Gifts For All Occasions Arts & Crafts Fair. The fair will include unique and one-of-a-kind gifts for showers, graduations, weddings, birthdays, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Confirmations, Holy Communions, garden decorations and more. Shopping hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12 noon to 4:00 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Location Info: 53 Colony St., Meriden

Contact Info: Admission is free and the public is welcome. For more information call 203.235.5347.

 Building a World Class Sales Organization - Hire Winners Only

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 7:30 AM–9:15 AM
At Midstate Chamber

Description: Sandler Training presents this workshop series - Building a World Class Sales Organization. Attendees will learn to determine if your existing sales people have what it takes to sell in highly competitive markets and get you to your next goals; whether your sales people have the crucial elements necessary for sales success; how to determine the health and viability of your sales opportunity pipeline, and more.

Sessions are as follows: May 25th - Hire Winners Only July 27th - What Plan? September 28th - Sales Road Blocks November 30th - On To Success

for more information on program content, please contact Ron Taylor at 203.549.1943 or e-mail ront@tem-sandler.com.

Location Info: 3 Colony St., Suite 301, Meriden

Contact Info: Cost is $7 per session or $20 for the series. To register call the Midstate Chamber at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com

 Tag Sale/ Flea Market

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
At Vasa Park

Description: Rent a space at the Tag Sale/ Flea Market for $10.00.

Contact Info: To rent a space Conatct Linda Steinmiller

 Meriden Coming Together: Addressing Bullying and Youth Suicide

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
At Washington Middle School

Description: This is a Free Community Event For Parents and Youth where local teens will perform in the stage play " A Stand Against Bullying and Suicide" by Valerie Brown. Real life stories and situations that challenge our young adults daily. Open discussion - speak up!, What is going on in Meriden?, What do we have and what do we need?, Resources for local services for youth and families.

A play plus resources and discussion on how to find help for bullying and teen depression. Complimentary copies of the book "Heroes of Tomorrow" by local author Eddie Seibert to the first 50 attendees.

Sponsored by Meriden Healthy Youth Coalition, Meriden Department of Health and Human Services, South Central Substance Abuse Council, CHRYSALIS Domestic Violence Services, Real Strength, and Beat the Street Community Center.

Location Info: 1225 North Broad St., Meriden

 USDOL Webinar on Final Ruling for Overtime Changes

Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 1:00 PM–2:30 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: While you can watch this webinar in your own office, Chamber Members are welcomed to join us in the Chamber Boardroom so we may all learn together about these changes which are scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016.

Please RSVP.

Location Info: 3 Colony St., Meriden, CT 06450

Contact Info: Call the Midstate Chamber at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Memorial Day One Mile Walk/Run

Monday, May 30, 2016 at 9:00 AM
At Israel Putnam Elementary School

Description: The one mile walk/run event will be starting at Israel Putnam Elementary School with a finish along the Veteran monuments on Broad Street. Proceeds from the race registration fees. This event will benefit Meriden Veterans who want to attend Middlesex Community College for a Certified course.

-1/4 fun run for kids 10 & under (free!) -T- shirts to first 100 pre-registered

Sponsorships available from $25 - $500+ Early registration by Friday, May 20 Parking available at the school, on some side streets and at nearby Stop & Shop *National Anthem by Mayor Kevin Scarpati!

3 Ways to Register. (1) Click here to register on-line (2) Mail Sponsorship or registration form to 96 Curtis St, Meriden CT. (3) Register on site race day starting at 8 a.m.

Location Info: 133 Parker Avenue, Meriden

Contact Info: For more information, contact City Councilor Miguel Castro at 203-886-9183 or David Radcliffe at 203-514-8893

 Meriden Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 30, 2016 at 10:00 AM
At Meriden CT

Description: Since May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery, Americans have set aside a day in May to remember those who have died in service to our country.

On behalf of the City of Meriden and the United Veterans Council Memorial Day Committee, we would like to invite you to participate in the 2016 Memorial Day Parade. The parade will take place on the "traditional" Memorial Day.

The 2016 parade route will be from Markham Place on Curtis Street, NORTH onto Broad Street (VETERANS MEMORIAL BOULEVARD) and WEST onto East Main Street to the Meriden City Hall. A formal Memorial Day ceremony will take place at City Hall, at the parade conclusion, approximately 11:00 a.m.

The theme of this year’s parade is “Remembering our Veterans- All Wars”. While you're enjoying time with family and friends that weekend, take the time to honor the memory of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the United States. Celebrate responsibly and keep safety a priority for you and those you love.

Contact Info: Contact: Bob Williams 203-641-4622 Ron Perry 203-235-5635 Rich Couture 203-237-7132

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: This Committee provides school-to-career opportunities for students of all ages, educators and businesses. It promotes business education and training partnerships in the greater Meriden area. The committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on the last Tuesday of the month. Open to ALL!

Location Info: 3 Colony Street Suite 301 Meriden, CT

Contact Info: RSVP to the Midstate Chamber of Commerce at 203-235-7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

June 2016

 Affordable Housing Financing Seminar

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 at 8:30 AM–11:30 AM
At Sheraton Hartford South Hotel

Description: You are invited to an Affordable Housing Financing Seminar on June 1, 2016 to learn Innovations, Trends, and Partnerships in Affordable Housing Financing

The Keynote Speaker will be Edward Hjerpe III, President and CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston.

There will be two panel discussions focused on “Navigating the Financial Landscape” and “Opportunities and Challenges in Affordable Housing Development.”

This program is sponsored by: Liberty Bank, Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, CT Housing Coalition, and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Location Info: 100 Capital Boulevard, Rocky Hill, CT.

Contact Info: Cal the chamber for details.

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Protein Sciences Corporation

Description: The Health and Wellness Council of Midstate Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to identifying and promoting best practices in community and employee health and wellness through advocacy for healthcare access, literacy, policy and programs, building healthier communities in the workplace and beyond.

Location Info: 1000 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT

Contact Info: Call the Midstate Chamber of Commerce at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 at 4:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: This Committee develops, directs & promotes the marketing efforts of the Chamber and Community. Among its tasks are brochures, ads, web site and the annual membership directory. It coordinates with other local, regional and statewide marketing efforts. Open to ALL!

Location Info: 3 Colony St., Ste, 301, Meriden

Contact Info: Call the Midstate Chamber of Commerce at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Chamber Golf Committee

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 at 4:30 PM–5:30 PM
At Violi's Restaurant

Description: ALL are welcome to join this committee that helps coordinate the annual Midstate Chamber golf tourney - the Ray Parmentier Classic - in its 29th year in 2016: SAVE THE DATE: Wed., June 8th!

The event is the main fundraiser for the Sanford S. Shorr Education Awards that are given annually to area students. To date, over $100,000 has been awarded to help our future leaders further their education.

Location Info: Westfield Road, Meriden

Contact Info: Call the Midstate Chamber at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 CT Junior Republic:15th Annual Scholarship Dinner

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Description: The CT Junior Republic will hos its 15th Annual Scholarship Dinner.

We are pleased to announce that we have received a challenge gift of $2,500, conditioned upon CJR'S ability to obtain twenty-five $100 Dean's List level sponsorships!

The intent of this challenge pledges to help raise the bar for the Scholarship Dinner so more support is raised to assist CJR students. Please note that those contributing towards this challenge must make a pledge commitment by Monday, May 16th, to be recognized in the event program. With your help, I know we can meet this wonderful challenge opportunity - and provide generous scholarship assistance for 19 worthy CJR students - more than ever before!

Location Info: 380 Farmwood Rd, Waterbury

Contact Info: Click here to visit our website for more information.

 Constant Contact Workshop - HANDS-ON How to Use CC Effectively

Thursday, June 02, 2016 at 8:00 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: April Woodcock, Authorized Local Expert by Constant Contact, will facilitate this workshop and hands on training on how to use this platform effectively in your organization or business! Please bring your laptops.

Location Info: 3 Colony St., Suite 301, Meriden

Contact Info: Cost will be $7.00. Please RSVP by calling the Midstate Chamber of Commerce at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Kiwanis Club of Meriden's Strawberry Shortcake Sale

Thursday, June 02, 2016 at 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
At ll Monticello

Description: Kiwanis Club of meriden is celebrating spring with their Strawberry Shortcake Sale. Homemade Strawberry Shortcakes are just $5.00 Just drop by or order in advance.Special Presale tickets includes free coffee on site. If you would like 6 or more, we will deliver to your workplace for free.

Location Info: 577 South Broad St., Meriden

Contact Info: To order Presale Tickets please call 203-927-4537.

 Connex Credit Union: Credit Score 101

Thursday, June 02, 2016 at 5:30 PM–6:30 PM
At Guilford Free Library

Description: Kerry Perrotta, Connex Gilford Branch Manager, hosts this workshop. Lean all about credit scores, including: - What is a credit score? - Why does it matter? - How do you establish credit? - What hurts your credit score

Location Info: 67 Park Street, Guilford

Contact Info: Registration is required! Click here to register or call 1-800-CR-UNION. Space is limited.

 1st Annual Crazy Beverage & Wine Bash to Benefit The Reach Foundation

Saturday, June 04, 2016 at 12:00 PM–4:00 PM
At Mount Southington Ski Area

Description: Mount Southington will host its 1st Annual Crazy Beverage & Wine Bash. Come out and get crazy with us to benefit The Reach Foundation. VIP tickets, general admission tickets, AND Designated Driver tickets are available.

This will not be like any other wine and beverage festival. Come down and participate in Cornhole Tournaments, Video Game Exhibits, Raffle and Prize Giveaways and so much more. Check out the latest Ski and Snowboard equipment and other interesting things at one of the onsite Vendors as well. Taste many of the food options supplied by food trucks from all over the state. Any food choice will be a good one!

Location Info: 396 Mount Vernon Rd., Southington

Contact Info: VIP tickets (from 11am to 4pm) are $35 in advance and $45 at the door (event gates open at 11:00 am). General Admission (12pm to 4pm) tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door (event gates open at 12:00pm). Designated Drivers (must be age 21+) tickets are $15 (no alcohol).

Click here for all of the most up to date information and to reserve tickets or call 860.628.0954.

 USDOL Webinar on Final Ruling for Overtime Changes for NOT-For-Profits

Tuesday, June 07, 2016 at 1:00 PM–2:30 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: While you can watch this webinar in your own office, Chamber Members are welcomed to join us in the Chamber Boardroom so we may all learn together about these changes which are scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016.

This webinar is specifically for the Not for Profit sector.

Please RSVP.

Location Info: 3 Colony St., Meriden, CT 06450

Contact Info: Call the Midstate Chamber at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Chamber Golf Committee

Tuesday, June 07, 2016 at 4:30 PM–5:30 PM
At Violi's Restaurant

Description: ALL are welcome to join this committee that helps coordinate the annual Midstate Chamber golf tourney - the Ray Parmentier Classic - in its 29th year in 2016: SAVE THE DATE: Wed., June 8th!

The event is the main fundraiser for the Sanford S. Shorr Education Awards that are given annually to area students. To date, over $100,000 has been awarded to help our future leaders further their education.

Location Info: Westfield Road, Meriden

Contact Info: Call the Midstate Chamber at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 "What is Mindful Eating?" - A Free Educational Presentation

Tuesday, June 07, 2016 at 5:15 PM
At Wallingford Town Hall

Description: Masonicare is pleased to announce a FREE educational presentation. "What is Mindful Eating?" presented by Masonicare. Jenny Starr, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for the Masonicare Health Center, will discuss how mindful eating aims to reconnect us more deeply with the experience of eating and enjoying our food. Often referred to as "the opposite of diets," Mindful Eating is based on the idea that there is no right or wrong way to eat, but rather varying degrees of consciousness about what we are eating and why. Attendees will learn basic nutrition guidelines, apply mindful eating tactics, and participate in a mindful eating exercise.

Location Info: 45 South Main Street, Rm. 315, Wallingford

Contact Info: RSVP to the Masonicare HelpLine at 888.679.9997 or the Wallingforf Health Dept. at 203.294.2065 or click here.

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