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These are the upcoming area events with a community, family or entertainment theme. These include visual arts and performances, cultural and sporting events, fairs and festivals, tours and more.

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March 2018

 Nutrition Heart Healthy Seminar at Star Studio

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 6:00 PM
At STAR Studio LLC

Description: All are invited to a Nutrition Heart Healthy Seminar at Star Studio presented by Dr. John Dinkler

Location Info: 74 Cambridge St., Meriden

Contact Info: starstudio74@yahoo.com; 203.237.5660

 MxCC Business Partner Breakfast

Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7:30 AM
At Middlesex Community College

Description: At MxCC's Business Partnership Breakfast you will have an opportunity to meet our trainers and learn about their experience and areas of expertise. Our panel of instructors will present the types of training we offer and discuss options for training at your facility or in our classrooms wit the latest technology.

Following the breakfast, the college will offer a FREE class on The Power of Social Media to those who register.

Location Info: 100 Training Hill Rd., Chapman Hall, Rm. 808, Middletown

Contact Info: The Breakfast and The Power of Social Media class are FREE however registration is required. Click here to register for the Breakfast and/or the Class.

 Save the Date Mary Poppins at Maloney High School

Thursday, March 22, 2018 through Sunday, March 25, 2018

Description: Maloney High School presents Mary Poppins, the Broadway Musical. More information to come.

Location Info: 121 Gravel St., Meriden

Contact Info: Show times are March 22nd, 23rd, & 24th at 7:00 pm and March 24th & 25th at 2:00 pm. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets. Tickets are also available at Maloney High School, Aresco's Superette (238 Gravel St.), and Hancock's Pharmacy (840 E. Main St.).

 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 8:30 AM–11:00 AM
At Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club

Description: The Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club presents their 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Pancake Breakfast. Includes egg decorating, easter egg hunt at Grand St. Park, 50/50 raffle, and an appearance by the Easter Bunny! Proceeds to benefit the Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club Torch Club Leadership Program and Summer Fun Club Scholarships.

Rain date will be March 31st.

Location Info: 72 Grand St., Wallingford

Contact Info: Cost is $5 per person with a max of $20 for 4+ family members. Click here for more information.

 AAC Introduces New Recovery Allies Group!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 6:30 PM–8:30 PM
At Middlesex Community College, ROOM 808A

Description: Be a part of our Recovery Allies Group. Recovery Allies is a welcoming, honest support group created just for the families and friends of people struggling with addiction.

Recovery Allies is a free community service offered by American Addiction Centers. With coast-to-coast treatment options and a “whole person” approach to long-term recovery, American Addiction Centers has spent decades helping people recover from drug and alcohol addiction in specialized healing environments across the country. Learn More.

Doors open at 6:30
Group meeting 7:00 - 8:30*
*Group begins promptly at 7:00

Location Info: 100 Training Hill Rd, Middletown, CT.

Contact Info: Questions? Email us at recoveryallies@contactaac.com

If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse, please call 860-573-4408

 17th Annual New Haven Scrabble Challenge

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM
At The Hopkins School

Description: On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff, tutors and students of Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven, I would like to invite you as our guest to our 17th Annual New Haven Scrabble Challenge to be held on Wednesday, March 28th, 5:30-8:00 pm at The Hopkins School at 986 Forest Road, New Haven.
The Scrabble Challenge is a fun, social competition that offers contestants an opportunity to put their literacy skills to good use which will include a light dinner, desert, beverages, raffle and team prizes. The event will be emceed by the co-host of WTNH’s CT Style, Ryan Kristafer. All proceeds of the Scrabble Challenge will help support free literacy classes offered in Greater New Haven and the Valley.

Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven has been playing a vital role in the community for over 40 years providing free English, reading, writing and conversation classes for adults from Greater New Haven, The Valley, Meriden and Wallingford. In 2016-17, over 1,500 adults were tutored by close to 300 trained volunteers impacting such critical issues as poverty, unemployment, health care, corrections and education for children and youth. Structural issues like adult literacy consistently provide obstacles to personal and community growth.

The goal, however, of Literacy Volunteers remains the same: to improve people’s lives in every way by teaching them to read and speak English. Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven is about changing life circumstances to make adults truly a value to our community and their lives forever. We are “Empowering Adults through Literacy”!

Location Info: 986 Forest Road, New Haven

Contact Info: We hope you can join us at this important fundraiser for Literacy Volunteers. Please RSVP by contacting Lou Perno, MSW, Executive Director, Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven at 203-776-5899 or louisperno@lvagnh.org

 Casino Trip to Foxwoods

Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 9:30 AM–7:00 PM
At Foxwoods Resort Casino

Description: Postponed from February 10, 2018.

The Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Committee is hosting a bus trip to Foxwoods Resort Casino. Proceeds to benefit the 2018 HOLA Education Awards.

Foxwoods is your Connecticut destination for casino excitement surrounded by top entertainment, gourmet dining, premier shopping including the Tanger Outlets, luxury and more. There will be a prize drawing on the bus!

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

Contact Info: Cost is $30 per person ($20 back with $10 food voucher and $10 bet). Reserve your seat today, space is limited. Departure at 9:30 am sharp from the Commuter Parkign Lot on Lewis Ave. and returing to Meriden at 7:00 pm.

April 2018

 CHAIR-ity Event at Gallery 53

Friday, April 13, 2018

Description: Create a decorative chair, table, lamp and bring it to Gallery 53 for their annual CHAIR-ity Event!

Location Info: 53 Colony St., Meriden

Contact Info: 203.235.5347

 Child Guidance Annual Celebration - Empowerment, Inspiration & Resilience

Friday, April 13, 2018 at 6:00 PM
At Memories at Tradition Golf Club

Description: Child Guidance will hold its annual celebration entitled "Empowerment, Inspiration & Resilience" honoring Community Impact Award Recipient James Ieronimo, Chief Professional Officer at the United Way of Meriden & Wallingford.

Location Info: 37 Harrison Rd., Wallingford

Contact Info: Tickets are $75 per person or $700 for a table of 10. Includes Cocktails (Open Bar), Appetizers, Plated Dinner, Live & Silent Auction, 50/50 Drawing, Entertainment by the John Arden Music Dueling Pianos Group. To purchase tickets or make a donation, click here or call 203.235.5767. Sponsorship or advertising opportunities are available.

 Ribbon Cutting - Grand Opening: Rustic Brush Hair Lounge, LLC

Friday, April 20, 2018 at 5:00 PM–6:00 PM
At Rustic Brush Hair Lounge, LLC

Description: All are invited to come out to celebrate the launch of this new business. Mayor Dickinson will be on hand to assist with the Ribbon Cutting which will take place at 5:15pm.

Location Info: 329 Main Street, Unit 10, Wallingford

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

 Special Castle Craig Players Performance:Broadway's-& Meriden's Own-Jennifer DiNoia

Friday, April 20, 2018 through Sunday, April 22, 2018

Description: APRIL 20-22: Friday & Saturday 8pm, Sunday 2pm. A limited number of VIP Prime Seats are available!

Meriden's own Jennifer DiNoia has performed the role of Elphaba in WICKED in on Broadway and across four countries, more than any other actress in the show's history! Having started her career with the First National Tour of Mamma Mia! and the original company of We Will Rock You in Las Vegas, Jennifer will be sharing the stories and tunes that inspired her along the way and lead us on a rock-driven musical journey that spans the 1930s to today. Personal, poignant, and electrifying, this is an event you won't want to miss!

Presented Cabaret Style with Table Seating! Patrons are invited to bring their own food and beverages to enjoy! TICKETS: call toll-free 1-800-838-3006

Location Info: 59 West Main Street, Meriden, CT

Contact Info: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3178907

 40th Annual Meriden Daffodil Festival features 2018 Business & Community Showcase

Saturday, April 28, 2018 through Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
At Hubbard Park

Description: All are welcome to attend the 2018 Business & Community Showcase held at the 40th Annual Meriden Daffodil Festival. Come to the big white tent to view exhibits from medical providers, financial institutions, non-profit organizations, and more. Free Shuttle Bus service to and from the event, Arts & Crafts Section, Food Tent featuring non-profit organizations, Amusements, 3 stages with musical entertainment, and more. The Meriden Daffodil Festival estimates approximately 50,000 visit the park for this 2 day event.

Title Sponsor is MedExpress.

Location Info: W. Main St., Meriden

Contact Info: The Daffodil Festival is free to attend.

Registrations are now open for all kinds of exhibitors in the Expo tent. Click here to see the details for Exhibiting in front of 50,000 people on Daffidol Weekend! For general Daffodil Festival information, visit http://www.daffodilfest.com .

May 2018

 A Spring Tea Party Fundraiser at the Homestead

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Description: Table settings will feature tea sets and coffee sets from the Society’s International Silver Co. Collection. More details to come.

Location Info: 424 W. Main St., Meriden

 19th Annual Strong, Smart, and Bold Benefit Celebration

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 5:00 PM
At Zandri's Stillwood Inn

Description: Girls Inc. will hold their 19th Annual Strong, Smart, and Bold Benefit Celebration. This year's award recipient is Yvonne deAngeli-Fontanez, General Manager of Four Points by Sheraton Meriden.

Location Info: 1074 S. Colony Rd., Wallingford

Contact Info: Tickete are $60 per person and include Cocktail Hour with Cash Bar, Dinner (Chicken Francaise, Prime Rib, or Vegetarian), and Presentations. Payments must be made to reserve your spot. Please remit payment to Girls Inc., 130 Lincoln St., Meriden, CT 06451 or e-mail.

 Laugh For A Cause

Friday, May 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM
At Zandri's Stillwood Inn

Description: Hysterical Comedy and the Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club presents Laugh for a Cause. All proceeds to beneift the Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club which serves Wallingford's youth daily.

Comedians include: Mark Riley, Linda Belt, John Romanoff, and Mark Brennan.

Location Info: 1074 S. Colony Rd., Wallingford

Contact Info: Doors open at 7pm with show starting at 8:30pm. Tickets are $39 per person or $350 for a table of 10. Click here to purchase tickets on line or call the Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club at 203.269.7535 for tickets or sponsorship opportunities.

 Meriden-Markham Airport Fly In & Public Safety Festival

Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
At Meriden-Markham Airport

Description: Mark you calendars, you won't want to miss the Meriden-Markham Airport Fly In & Public Safety Festival. FREE Admission and FREE parking! Aircraft judging (call 203.630.2878), public safety vehicles, Re/Max hot air balloon, helicopter rides (additional fee applies), food, entertainment, vendors and more! Fun for the entire family!

Rain Date will be May 19th.

Location Info: 213 Evansville Ave., South Meriden, CT 06451.

Contact Info: If you are interested in EXHIBITING at a Chamber Member Preferred rate of only $50, Click here to see the details and to download your application! It's a great show!

 Meriden Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM
At Curtis St. to New Meriden Green

Description: The City of Meriden's United Veterans Council invites you to participate at attend the 2018 memorial Day Parade. The parade will start at Curtis St., proceed north on Broad Street past the monuments, turn west down East Main Street and conclude at the New Meriden Green on Pratt Street. The Grand Marshall will be Mr. Larry Prescott, a Vietnam POW veteran. Come out and honor our Fallen Brothers and Sisters who shall never be forgotten!

Location Info: Meriden, CT.

Contact Info: For more information, contact Bob Williams at 203.630.3451 or Ron Perry at 203.235.5635.

June 2018

 31st Annual Chamber Golf Tournament - The Ray Parmentier Classic

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
At Hunter's Golf Course

Description: Join members of the Midstate Chamber for their 31st Annual Golf Tournament, The Ray Parmentier Classic. Registration starts at 10am, Shotgun Start at 12pm, followed by Dinner, Awards, and Raffle. All proceeds to benefit the Sanford S. Shorr Education Awards.

This tournament is one of the best run in the area and fills up FAST. Registrations are now open. Click here to see our special Midstate Chamber Golf Tournament web page! You will not want to miss out!

Location Info: Westfield Rd., Meriden

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

 Wheeler's 33rd Annual Golf Classic

Monday, June 11, 2018

Description: Wheeler Clinic invites you their 33rd Annual Golf Classic. This year the classic supports Wheeler's Family Health & Wellness Center which expands access to critically needed primary, behavioral health and dental care services for medically underserved and vulnerable individuals and families.

Location Info: 806 Farmington Ave., Farmington

Contact Info: Click here for more information on sponsorships and to register or call Sue O'Connell at 860.793.4214.

 Twilight Music Series

Friday, June 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
At The Amphitheater at the Meriden Green

Description: Save the date as details are to be announced very soon.

Location Info: Between State and Pratt Streets in Downtown Meriden, CT.

Contact Info: For more information, contact Dave Grodzicki at 860.335.7356 or grodzd@aol.com

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