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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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August 2015

 Express Employment Professionals Seeks Warehouse-Order Selectors

Monday, August 31, 2015

Description: We're hiring!!! We're looking for 20 Warehouse/Order Selectors that can work full-time earning between $12 and $14.50 hourly. Non-Temp, Non-Seasonal, Long Term Opportunities. Training is provided. Our next class starts on Monday August 31. We are interested in meeting candidates now.

Location Info: 1501 East Main St., Meriden

Contact Info: If you or someone you know is interested in this opportunity, call us at 203-235-5627 and someone will gladly help you.

September 2015

 Gallery 53 Photography Show

Tuesday, September 01, 2015 through Thursday, September 24, 2015

Description: Gallery 53 will be holding a Photography Show. More information to come.

Location Info: 53 Colony St., Meriden

Contact Info: Click here to visit their website for more information or call 203.235.5347.

 Movies at the Meriden Public Library

Thursday, September 03, 2015 at 6:00 PM
At Meriden Public Library

Description: The Meriden Public Library will be showing the movie "Insurgent."

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

Contact Info: This program is free and all are welcome. Contact the Community Services Department at 203-630-6349 if you have questions about this program.

 25th Annual Boys & Girls Club of Meriden Alumni Association Golf Tournament & Picnic

Thursday, September 03, 2015 at 9:00 AM
At Hunters Golf Course

Description: Boys and Girls Club Presents their 25th Annual Alumni Association Golf Tournament and Picnic!

9:00 AM - Registration and Breakfast provided by Dunkin'Donuts, Putting Contest 10:30 AM - Shotgun start with Hot dogs, Hamburgers, & Soda served on the course, Hole-In-One, Prizes - 4:00 PM - Big Green Pizza Truck Picnic & Silent Auction at CUNO Camp, 1 Beaver Lake Rd., Meriden

Sponsorship Opportunities available.

Location Info: 688 Westfield Rd, Meriden, CT 06450

Contact Info: Please contact Lou Corte: (203) 213-1549 or Larry McGoldrick at (203) 235-8185

 Family Movie Night

Sunday, September 06, 2015 at 5:00 PM
At El Condado Restaurant

Description: Come and enjoy the movies Despicable 1 & 2. There will be plenty of popcorn, candy, and chips for the kids.

Location Info: 105 Colony St., Meriden

Contact Info: Cost is $10 for Adults for all you can eat, kids under 12 eat for free. Drink specials all night long.

 United Way Day of Caring

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Description: Please join us as we promote the spirit and value of volunteerism, increase the awareness of local agencies and demonstrate what people working together can accomplish.

Each year, hundreds of volunteers from companies, civic organizations, and schools complete more than 20 projects. Together, volunteers performed over 1,000 hours of community service, which had a value of approximately $45,000! Volunteers completed numerous projects such as building walls for an office, sprucing up a playground, painting, planting a garden, organizing a school media center, reading to elementary school kids and converting a classroom into a yoga studio!

Letís keep this amazing tradition and momentum going for 2015ís Day of Caring as we work together to advance the greater good in Meriden and Wallingford. Lend us your time, talents and hands to help improve our community!

If you are looking for a project that will get your employees, civic organization or team out into the community for an unforgettable, hands on experience, all you need to do is take a few moments to register.

Contact Info: For more information or to register to volunteer call (203) 235-4403 or email.

 Principles of Leadership 1 Series - 7 Day Certificate Program

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Description: Designed to give managers and supervisors a thorough knowledge of integrated skills and behaviors crucial to leadership success. Participants learn to use these skills to effectively manage relationships with their direct reports, peers, and managers. Participants must complete Day 1 "Understanding Your Leadership Role" prior to any other programs in the series.

Series programs include: Day 1 - Understanding Your Leadership Role & Managing Diverse Work Styles Day 2 - Communication Skills and Conflict Management Day 3 - Situational Leadership, Delegation and Employee Engagement Day 4 - Legal Liabilities of the Supervisor Day 5 - Employee Training and Coaching Skills Day 6 - Managing Difficult Employees, Performance Issues and Reviews Day 7 - Time Management for Managers

Location Info: 173 Interstate Lane, Waterbury, CT

Contact Info: Cost is $1,630 for the full series. For more information or to register please call Sue Miller at (877) 662-6444 ext. 3013 or e-mail

 Middletown Step Up Conference

Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 8:00 AM–10:30 AM
At Middlesex Community College

Description: This is an invitation to employers in the Middletown Area looking to grow their business. This is a free event which will provide valuable information on how your company can take part in the state's Subsidized Training and Employment (Step Up) programs, Small Business Express, tax incentives, tax credits and more!

In addition to scheduled presentations by state agencies and workforce partners, the conference includes booth exhibits and opportunities to network with other employers.

Learn about these opportunities to benefit your business. . . - Wage reimbursement & training incentives (Step Up) and Veterans Step Up that reimburse your company up to $12,500 for new hires - Low interest financing under the Small Business Express Program - How to find and recruit new and qualified employees - Tax incentives for equipment upgrades and job creation - Guidelines for becoming a State of Connecticut vendor - Free business plan, marketing analysis - Incumbent Worker Training programs to develop your workforce - How apprenticeship programs can assist the trades and manufacturing sectors

Conference Co-Hosts are Mayor Daniel T. Drew, Senators Dante Bartolomeo (13th District) and Paul Doyle (9th District), Representatives Christie Carpino (32 District), Matthew Lesser (100 District), Joseph Serra (33rd District), Melissa Ziobron (34th District) and other area legislators.

This event is sponsored by Governor Dannel P. mallow & Lt. Governor nancy Wyman, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, the Connecticut Department of Labor, the Department of Economic & Community Development, Workforce Alliance, Middlesex Community College, and the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce.

Location Info: 100 Training Hill Rd., Chapman Hall Multipurpose Rooms, 2nd Fl., Middletown

Contact Info: There will be a continental breakfast at 7:00 am Any questions, contace Eleanor Lennon at 860.263.6731 or e-mail. Click here to register on-line by September 9, 2015.

 Pause and Paint at the Augusta

Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
At Augusta Curtis Cultural Center

Description: Come and Celebrate your inner Artist! Please come join us to paint "Sun Dance". Youíll enjoy creating this elegant painting! Iíll take you through the simple few steps it takes to create this bold painting ballerina on the beach surrounded by the birds of freedom! I am sure you will have FUN and enjoy doing something totally uplifting and liberating! No artistic experience required. Bring your own wine. Light Snack served during our break time. Please arrive 15 minutes early to enjoy a glass of wine and to mingle with fun people.

Location Info: 175 E. Main St., Meriden

Contact Info: Cost to attend is $45 per person. For more information call 203.639.2856. Click here for more information or to register.

 Meriden Historical Society Tag Sale

Saturday, September 12, 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 Societyís 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. Weíll get back to you.

 Hubbard Park Charity Race Series: Region 9 Run/Walk for Knowledge

Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 9:30 AM
At Hubbard Park, Meriden CT

Description: Register (by April 1, 2015) to run in all six races to receive discount pricing. Incentives and prize drawings for registering for four or more of these races! All Races $25 Advance, $30 Same Day. Raising funds for World Tang Soo Do Foundation educational scholarships.

Contact Info: www.racehubbardpark.com

 New Haven Step Up Conference

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 8:00 AM–10:30 AM
At Gateway Community College

Description: This is an invitation to employers in the New Haven Area looking to grow their business. This is a free event which will provide valuable information on how your company can take part in the state's Subsidized Training and Employment (Step Up) programs, Small Business Express, tax incentives, tax credits and more!

In addition to scheduled presentations by state agencies and workforce partners, the conference includes booth exhibits and opportunities to network with other employers.

Learn about these opportunities to benefit your business. . . - Wage reimbursement & training incentives (Step Up) and Veterans Step Up that reimburse your company up to $12,500 for new hires - Low interest financing under the Small Business Express Program - How to find and recruit new and qualified employees - Tax incentives for equipment upgrades and job creation - Guidelines for becoming a State of Connecticut vendor - Free business plan, marketing analysis - Incumbent Worker Training programs to develop your workforce - How apprenticeship programs can assist the trades and manufacturing sectors

Conference Co-Hosts are Mayor Toni Harp, Senators Martin Looney (11th District) and Gary Winfield (10th District), Representatives Juan Candelaria (95th District), Pat Dillon (92nd District), Roland Lemar (96th District), Robyn Porter (94th District), Toni Walker (93rd District) and other area legislators.

This event is sponsored by Governor Dannel P. mallow & Lt. Governor nancy Wyman, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, the Connecticut Department of Labor, the Department of Economic & Community Development, Workforce Alliance, Middlesex Community College, and the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce.

Location Info: 20 Chirch St., Conference Rm. N100, New Haven, CT

Contact Info: There will be a continental breakfast at 7:00 am Any questions, contace Kevin Massicotte at 860.263.6739 or e-mail. Click here to register on-line by September 14, 2015.

 Hunter's Ambulance 26th Annual Golf Classic

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 10:00 AM–1:00 PM
At The Farms Country Club

Description: Come join us for Hunter's 26th Annual Golf Classic.

10:00 am - Registration 11:00 am - Lunch will be served 12:00 pm - Shotgun Start Awards dinner following play.

Golfers must pay a fee of $195 to partake in the event which includes: Scramble format, greens fees, carts, lunch & Awards dinner, recognition in program, gift, raffles and prizes, awards, team photos, and a 50/50 poker run. Win over $10,000 in raffle prizes!

100% of the proceeds benefit the Hunter's Scholarship Fund In Memory of William Lawton and Carol Gillooly.

Location Info: 180 Cheshire Road, Wallingford CT

Contact Info: Sponsorship opportunies are available. For more information call (203) 514-5180 or "a href="http://www.huntersamb.com" target=_blank>visit their website to register, or e-mail Barbara Raffile.

 EANE/MAC Golf Tournament

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 11:30 AM
At Country Club of Waterbury

Description: Employers Association of the NorthEast and Manufacturing Alliance of Connecticut invite you to their Golf Tournament with lunch at 11:30 am and a Shotgun start at 12:30 pm. Cocktails, Dinner and Awards immediately following a day of golf.

Location Info: 1 Oronoke Rd., Waterbury

Contact Info: Cost for Golf, Lunch, and Dinner is $195.00. Cost for Dinner only is $75.00. Deadline for reservations is September 9th. For more information contact Don Marold at MAC/EANE at 203.596.1900 or e-mail.

 W.B. Mason Vendor Show and Blowout Sale

Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 8:30 AM–5:00 PM
At W.B. Mason

Description: Join us to receive the latest product information from our top vendors including Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Keurig and Green Mountain Coffee, Kind, Sharpie, and Humanscale. Receive discount pricing on new, used, & 2nd's furniture. Enjoy free samples, catered lunch, giveaways, raffles, and more.

Location Info: 194 Research Parkway, Meriden

Contact Info: RSVP to your sales representative or e-mail.

 Maximizing Social Security

Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 6:00 PM–7:30 PM
At New York Life Southern CT General Office

Description: Maximixing Social Security is a special retirement planning workshop with expert guest presenter, Mary Beth Franklin. During this workshop, Mary Beth will share proven Social Security strategies and insight to incorporate in your retirement planning. Attendees will receive a free Social Security eBook written by Mary Beth Franklin. This is a unique opportunity for you to learn strategies to leverage Social Security and make the most of your retirement year!

Mary Beth Franklin is a personal finance and health issues expert for seniors. With a background as a Capitol Hill reporter, she offers an insiderís view of Washington regarding the prospects for reform of government entitlement programs and tax policy. She is a contributing editor for Investment News and writes regularly on Social Security issues and considerations. She has appeared on NBC's Today Show and CNN to discuss a variety of issues affecting older Americans.

Neither New York Life Insurance Company nor its agents provide tax, legal or accounting advice. This seminar is for informational purposes only. The guest speaker appearing at this seminar is solely responsible for the content of her presentation which may not necessarily represent the opinions of New York Life Insurance Company or its subsidiaries.

Location Info: 99 Hawley Ln., 4th Fl., Stratford, CT 06614

Contact Info: Space is limited. To reserve a seat, call Rick Wright at 203.910.3132 or e-mail.

 Funny Business - A Midstate Chamber Comedy Night

Friday, September 18, 2015 at 7:00 PM–9:30 PM
At PNA Park - Polish National Alliance - #513

Description: The Midstate Chamber of Commerce presentes a special night of Funny Business with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the United Way of Meriden and Wallingford. Enjoy an evening of laughter and a cash bar of beer and wine only. Bring your own snacks. Must be over 21 years old to attend.

Talent includes Headliner Linda Belt, Feature Rick Carino and Host Kevin Fitzgerald.

Doors open at 6:00pm.

Sponsorship Opportunities for EVERY BUDGET provide exposure for your biz before, during and after the event!

Table of 8 Sponsorship: $240: Reserved seating in front for 8; Home Page Ad on the Chambers Website for 3 months (please provide); Banner displayed at the event.

Table of 5 Sponsorship: $150 : - Reserved seating in front for ; Top of the Page Banner Ad on the Chambers Website for 3 months (please provide); Banner displayed at the event.

Location Info: 17 N Plains Hwy, Wallingford, CT.

Contact Info: Tickets are $20 per person by Sept. 11th; $25 per person after Sept. 11th. Sponsorship Opportunities FOR EVERY BUDGET are available (see above) so you can invite your employees, sales team, clients, vendors - the more the merrier.

 Congresswoman Esty Visits Meriden

Monday, September 21, 2015 at 2:00 PM–4:00 PM
At Augusta Curtis Cultural Center

Description: Congresswoman Esty will be visiting Meriden. Stop by the Augusta to meet Congresswoman Esty.

Location Info: 175 E. Main St., Meriden

Contact Info: For more information call 203.639.2856 or e-mail.

 Cyber Crime Seminar

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 7:30 AM–9:00 AM
At Central CT State University, Insitutue of Technology & business Development

Description: ASG Information Technologies would like to invite you to a very important Breakfast Seminar titled: "What Every Business Owner Must Know About Cyber-Criminals and How They Target You to Steal your Business Data, Your Cash, and Your Clients' Personal Information. At this FREE Cyber Crime Seminar, we are going to share with you some shocking information about cyber criminals that are targeting small and medium-sized businesses and what you NEED TO KNOW to protect your company and your employees.

Location Info: 185 Main St., Whitney Rm #305, New Britain

Contact Info: For more information or to register, click here or call 203.440.4413.

 Pause and Paint at the Augusta

Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
At Augusta Curtis Cultural Center

Description: Come and Celebrate your inner Artist! Please come join us to paint "Moon River". This is a fun and bold painting! I created it with the new painters in mind. Iíll take you through the simple few steps it takes to create this bold painting of a couple's silhouette in the moonlight! I am sure you will have FUN and enjoy bringing home your masterpiece! No artistic experience required. Bring your own Wine. Light Snack served during our break time. Please arrive 15 minutes early to enjoy a glass of wine and to mingle with fun people.

Location Info: 175 E. Main St., Meriden

Contact Info: Cost to attend is $45 per person. For more information call 203.639.2856. Click here for more information or to register.

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