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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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July 2015

 Independence Day Fireworks at Hubbard Park

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Description: The City of Meriden will celebrate Independence Day with fireworks from Hubbard Park!

Location Info: Meriden, CT

 Happy Independence Day! We are closed today in observance of the Federal holiday.

Friday, July 03, 2015

 Music in Meriden - Just Sayin

Friday, July 03, 2015 at 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
At Downtown Meriden

Description: Bring your own or a blanket to sit and enjoy being outside on a summer’s evening with friends and family as you listen to Acoustic Rock music from Just Sayin

Cafe Dolce, Nina's Cafe, and Eben-ezer Restaurants will be open to quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger on a night out.

Location Info: 43 W.Main St, Meriden

Contact Info: For questions call Steve Robichaud at 203.686.0000 or 203.213.3752

 Ribbon Cutting at the Fred Ulbrich Jr. Family Center

Wednesday, July 08, 2015 at 8:30 AM
At Fred Ulbrich Jr. Family Center

Description: Join us for a Ribbon Cutting of the Fred Ulbrich Jr. Family Center. The Wallingford Emergency Shelter provides temporary housing and warm meals during the winter months to those who are in a state of emergency as the result of a crisis situation or extreme difficulty. These include but are not limited to fire, severe weather conditions, loss of job, disability which causes them to be incapable of supporting themselves, spousal abuse or eviction.

Location Info: 123 Quinnipiac St., Wallingford

Contact Info: Please RSVP to Sara Dolski at 203.294.0102 or e-mail.

 Dorothy & Marion Whalon Scholarship Award Ceremony

Thursday, July 09, 2015 at 8:00 AM
At Four Points by Sheraton

Description: Saint Joseph School will award the Dorothy and Marion Whalon Scholarships. The 2015 recipients are Paul Petrowski, Carolyn Petrowski, Alyssa Daniels, Amy Sullo, Aidan Messier, Michelle Virshup, Deanna Scotto, Chelsea Scott, Brittany Davis, Mia Dupuis, David Robinson, Julia Spencer, Briana Alicea, Julian Cardona, Sarah Garvey, and Heather Vicenty.

The guest speaker at this year’s event will be Attorney John D. Ivers, Jr., Saint Joseph School Class of 1980. We will also be honoring our 2015 Distinguished Alumnus, Joseph Marinan, ’61.

Marion and Dorothy Whalen established the Whalon Scholarship to provide funding for higher education to graduates of Saint Joseph School. All scholarship recipients automatically become members of the "SJS Society of Scholars."

For more information, please contact Lisa Suzio, Director of Development at 203.440.1899.

Location Info: 275 Research Parkway, Meriden

Contact Info: Tickets are available for purchase for $25 by contacting the school at 203.237.6800. For more information, please contact Lisa Suzio, Director of Development, at 203.440.1899.

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Thursday, July 09, 2015 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Chamber Ambassadors are the Membership Committee. It is an organization of Chamber members who serve existing and new members of the Chamber.

The Ambassadors have traditionally had the role of retaining and increasing membership of the Chamber, and in recent years have been developing a network for welcoming new businesses to the area and thanking businesses that continue their membership on an annual basis.

The Ambassadors Membership Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

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

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

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

Thursday, July 09, 2015 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Chamber of Commerce

Description: Looking for FREE business advice? Perhaps you are looking to expand your services or are considering a new product - or something else! Call or email to make an appointment for this free and confidential 1 hour Business Counseling session. Chamber members get first preference for appointments. SCORE is a group of volunteer business people - more info on them may be found here at their website.

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

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

 Classics Book Group at the Meriden Library

Thursday, July 09, 2015 at 1:30 PM
At Meriden Public Library

Description: Do you enjoy classic novels and authors? Join the Meriden Library Classics Group. This month's selection is "This Side of Paradise" by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Location Info: 105 Miller St., Griffin Rm., Meriden

Contact Info: Contact the Community Services Department at (203) 630-6349 if you have questions about any library program.

 Music in Meriden - Inner Grooves

Friday, July 10, 2015 at 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
At Downtown Meriden

Description: Bring your own or a blanket to sit and enjoy being outside on a summer’s evening with friends and family as you listen to Classic Rock music from Inner Grooves

Cafe Dolce, Nina's Cafe, and Eben-ezer Restaurants will be open to quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger on a night out.

Location Info: 43 W.Main St, Meriden

Contact Info: For questions call Steve Robichaud at 203.686.0000 or 203.213.3752

 2nd Annual Mariachi Summer Concert

Friday, July 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM
At Sheehan High School Auditorium

Description: The Spanish Community of Wallingford and Mariachi Academy of Connecticut are proud to present their 2nd Annual Mariachi Summer Concert featuring mariachi Mexico Antiguo from Las Vegas.

This event is possible thanks to support of the Knights of Columbus.

Location Info: 142 Hope Hill Rd., Wallingford

Contact Info: Tickets are $15 each. To purchase tickets, please contact the Spanish Community of Wallingford at 203.265.5866.

 Meriden Historical Society Tag Sale

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Description: The Meriden Historical Society will hold a Tag Sale with a rain date of the Saturday following each originally scheduled date. The cost is a $15.00 ($10.00 for members) donation to the Society per set-up. Donations of items to the Society's Table, such as decorative items, collectibles, paintings, photos, jewelry or small household items in working condition, can be dropped off at the Society’s Research center on any Wednesday between 2:00 and 4:30 pm.

Location Info: 1090 Hanover Ave., South Meriden

Contact Info: For more information call 203-639-1913. Please leave a message. We’ll get back to you.

 Mohegan Sun Casino Bus Trip Benefits Education Awards for AREA Students

Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 9:00 AM–5:30 PM
At Mohegan Sun Casino

Description: The Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action committee of the Midstate Chamber is holding a trip to Mohegan Sun Casino. Proceeds benefit the 2016 HOLA Education Award Fund. ALL are welcome - 21+ please.

Location Info: Commuter Parking Lot on Lewis Ave., Meriden

Contact Info: Cost is $30 per person ($25 back in $25 food voucher and $10 bet). Bus leaves sharply at 9:00 am and returns at 5:30 pm. For more information, call the Chamber at 203.235.7901 or e-mail.

 Vietnam 50th Celebration Weekend Honor and Remember

Saturday, July 11, 2015 through Sunday, July 12, 2015

Description: The National commemoration period for commemorating the 50th year Anniversary of the Vietnam War is from 2011 to 2025 in each state. Connecticut's event will take place at the CT Air National Guard Base in East Granby and the new England Air Museum in Windsor Locks and will include the Veterans History Project at CCSU, the CT National Guard, the CT Department of Veterans' Affairs, and the New England Air Museum.

Location Info: East Granby

Contact Info: For more information contact Eileen Hurst at 860-832-2976 or via e-mail. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

 Art & Flower Show at Gallery 53

Saturday, July 11, 2015 through Friday, July 31, 2015

Description: For July, Gallery 53 will feature the Wallingford Garden Club's interpretation of paintings in their Art & Flower Show.

Location Info: 53 Colony St., Meriden

Contact Info: The Gallery is open Tues. through Fri. from 12 noon to 4:00 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Monday, July 13, 2015 at 8:30 AM
At Chamber Board Room

Description: The Government & Business Development Committee monitors local, state (in coordination with CBIA) and federal (in coordination with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce) legislative issues impacting business and considers programs to add value for Chamber members dues investment.

This committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on the first Monday of each month. Open to ALL!

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

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

 Meriden Public Library Scrabble Session

Monday, July 13, 2015 at 2:00 PM
At Meriden Public Library

Description: The Meriden Public Library hosts sessions for people who enjoy playing Scrabble. Come to learn to play Scrabble or just to practice or maybe just to meet new people. All skill levels are welcome. Scrabble boards will be provided.

Location Info: 105 Miller St., Griffin Rm., Meriden

Contact Info: All are invited. Contact the Community Services Department at (203) 630-6349 for more information.

 Business After Hours & Ribbon Cutting at Comfort Inn & Suites

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Comfort Inn & Suites

Description: The Comfort Inn & Suites invites you to their Summertime Celebration including a Ribbon Cutting followed by a Business After Hours. Come and meet the new Owners, take a Tour, enjoy Refreshments, Networking, Door Prizes and more.

Location Info: 900 E. Main St., Meriden

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

 Outdoor Concert at Apple Rehab Coccomo

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 6:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Apple Rehab Coccomo

Description: Apple Rehab Coccomo presents an Outdoor Concert featuring Jeff Batter and Band. Bring your own blanket and picnic basket and enjoy some fun.

Location Info: 33 Cone Ave., Meriden

Contact Info: For more information, call 203.238.1606, ext. 105.

 Team Captain Meeting for Midstate Chamber Summer Membership Drive

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 4:30 PM
At TBD

Description: Help us hit a HOMERUN with our Summer Membership Drive! This is a special meeting for the team captains that will be leading their groups during the campain that will run from August 3 to September 30. The goal is 100 new members for the Midstate Chamber - with your help, we can add more champion businesses to our outstanding organization.

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

 Small Business Taxes-CT and Federal

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 through Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 6:30 PM–9:00 PM
At Community Economic Development Fund

Description: CEDFpresents this 2 night workshop for Entrepreneurs, Start-Up Businesses and Existing Businesses. You will learn: about current tax laws to make resonable business decisions; the different business entities; tax planning opportunities; compliance issues and deadlines for Federal and State of Connecticut Taxes.

Location Info: 965 E. Main St., Meriden

Contact Info: Cost is $40 per person. Attendance is required for both nights. No refunds. Workshop starts promptly at 6:30 pm. Seating is limited.

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Join Us for Our Next Major Event
Business After Hours & Ribbon at Comfort Inn & Suites Conference Center Family Hotel, 900 East Main St., Meriden (5-7 p) - Mayor Santos to cut the ribbon at 5:30 p Click here for more details or to RSVP - ALL are WELCOME