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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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July 2018

 Meriden Farmers Market

Saturday, July 7, 2018 through Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 8:30 AM–12:00 PM
At Downtown Meriden Green

Description: Visit http://www.meridenfarmersmarket.org for details

Location Info: Pratt St., Meriden, CT.

 Meriden Farmers' Market

Saturday, July 14, 2018 through Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 8:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Meriden Green

Description: This event only takes place on Saturdays. Rain or Shine. Fresh produce, specialty food booths, live music and a variety of guest vendors every week.

Location Info: Pratt Street at East Main St., Meriden, CT.

 AAC Recovery Allies Group!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 through Tuesday, August 28, 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

Meets every other Tuesday: 7/17/2018, 7/312018, 08/14/2018, 08/28/2018

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

 Midstate, Hamden and Cheshire Chambers present a Speed Networking Morning

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 7:45 AM
At Elim Park Health Care Center

Description: Join members of the Midstate, Hamden and Cheshire Chambers of Commerce

8 am arrival, mingling, refreshments;
8:30 program start - 1 hour of speed networking.

Only $15 per person.

Location Info: 140 Cook Hill Rd., Cheshire, CT.

Contact Info: Cost is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Call the Midstate Chamber of Commerce at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Ribbon Cutting: Flavorite

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 5:00 PM–6:00 PM
At Flavorite

Description: All are invited to come out to celebrate the grand opening of this new downtown business that offers smoothies, boosted teas and salads. Ribbon Cutting will take place at 5:15pm. with chamber members, friends and dignitaries.

Location Info: 39 West Main Street, Meriden

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

 Open House at MxCC - Middlesex Community College

Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 12:00 PM–7:30 PM
At MxCC - Middlesex Community College, Middletown Campus

Description: We would like to invite our business partners to come to the Open House. Our business partners will have the opportunity to meet with our current/prospective students and provide information about their businesses. Business partners will also be able to learn how an MxCC education enables our students to obtain jobs in their industries.

Location Info: 100 Training Hill Road, Middletown, CT

Contact Info: http://mxcc.edu/event/open-house-2018/

 Twilight Music Series, with Pop Up Tent and Food Vendors

Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 4:00 PM–10:00 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

 Grand Opening of Meriden Commons I & Groundbreaking for Meriden Commons II

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 1:00 PM
At Meriden Green Ampitheater

Description: Pennrose, LLC, The Cloud Company, Meriden Housing Authority & Maynard Rose Corporation invite you to the Grand Opening of Meriden Commons I & Groundbreaking for Meriden Commons II. The ceremony will begin at 1 pm. Light refreshments will follow in the Meriden Commons Community Room

Location Info: State Street, Meriden

 Special Presentation by Rob Nevins: America's Dr. Recommended Fat Loss GURU

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 6:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: Rob is known as "The Fat Loss Guru" and his methodology for weight loss success is delivered through a "LIVE IT, NOT DIET" approach.

Rob's innovative approach does not leave you hungry, there are no special pills or meals and you can simply eat the foods you love with his guidance and structured plan.

Check out Rob's website here.

Location Info: 546 South Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden

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

 Postponed 7/26/2018
POSTPONED - Wayne D'Amico Memorial Golf Outing

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Description: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS BEING POSTPONED UNTIL SOME TIME IN SEPTEMBER. MORE DETAILS WILL BE ANNOUNCED VERY SOON.

Cost per person:

$150 Includes golf, BBQ lunch and buffet dinner
$550 Foursome - includes the above
$50 Dinner only
Raffles, silent auction, tournament prizes (closest to the pin, longest drive) and more!

EVENT and HOLE Sponsorships are available. For more information please contact David Rothberg at drothberg26@gmail.com

About the Wayne D'Amico Scholarship Fund
All proceeds from the tournament will go to the Wayne D'Amico Memorial Fund. The CCIM Foundation, the charitable arm of the CCIM Institute, has created the Wayne D'Amico Memorial Fund. The CCIM Institute and Foundation have contributed the initial $10,000 to start the fund which will be used to provide financial assistance to sons James and Max for their college education. Donations made to this fund are tax deductible.

Professionally, Wayne was a commercial real estate broker for over 25 years at Wayne D'Amico & Co., Inc. Wayne was deeply committed to all his endeavors and the CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) Institute was one of his passions. Over his 15 years of service he was elected to the Board of Directors, served on committees and elected President of the Institute for 2013. He created lifelong professional and personal friendships that his family will cherish forever. CCIM members have been Wayne's extended family and continue to offer their support. Wayne recently fulfilled a personal dream to work in New York City. As EVP Corporate Development and Strategic Relations with Xceligent he was based in the New York City office on Madison Avenue. They too became like family to him.

Wayne graduated NYU with a B.A. in Real Estate and Finance and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. He was a Member of two different Rotary Clubs for over 25 years, where he served on multiple committees helping to raise thousands of dollars for those in need. He also served as a Trustee of Essex Savings Bank.

Location Info: 330 Southington Road, Berlin, CT.

Contact Info: Click here to register and pay or email David Rothberg at drothberg26@gmail.com for more event or hole sponsorship opportunities.

 Red, White & Blue Car Wash Fundraiser at CT Baptist Homes

Friday, July 27, 2018 at 8:00 AM–3:00 PM
At CT Baptist Homes

Description: The Social Accountability Committee at Connecticut Baptist Homes, Inc. is planning a Red, White & Blue Car Wash Friday, July 27th, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in our front parking lot at 292 Thorpe Avenue, Meriden, CT 06450.

The Social Accountability committee is comprised of staff members that are committed to perform outreach services that demonstrate our charitable mission. The Car Wash proceeds will help send children to camp this summer, that otherwise could not afford to go. Your $10.00 donation will purchase one car wash, a coffee and doughnut in the morning or a hotdog and soda at lunch. We encourage you to bring your personal or company vehicles and pass this onto your employees, friends, families, etc. and help us send local children to camp this summer.

Don’t miss out, stop in and hello!

Location Info: 292 Thorpe Avenue, Meriden, CT 06450

Contact Info: Tickets can be reserved by calling CT Baptist Homes at 203.237.1206 or purchased on the day of the event.

 Twilight Music Series

Friday, July 27, 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

 "Company" Musical

Friday, July 27, 2018 through Saturday, August 11, 2018

Description: The Castle Craig Playhouse presents the groundbreaking musical from the composer of Sweeney Todd and Into the Woods. Winner of 7 Tony Awards, "Company" is a captivating musical that is a wildly funny look at relationships. Over a series of dinner parties, dates and conversations with his friends, the perennially single Bobby attempts to understand the pros and cons of marriage and the meaning of the word "commitment'. With a score by one of the greatest composers of our time, "Company" features memorableand intricate songs.

Presented in Cabaret Style with Table Seating (Patrons are invited to bring their own food and beverages!). Directed by Ian Galligan, Music Direction by Michael Winslow, and Choreographed by Tessa Grunwaldd.

Sponsored by Thompson Chocolate.

Location Info: 59 W. Main St., Meriden

Contact Info: Tickets are $25 per person. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm, and featuring a Special Thursday performance on August 2nd at 7:30 pm. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets or call 1-800-838-3006.

August 2018

 Dancing with the Stars of Meriden Dance Competition

Friday, August 3, 2018 at 6:00 PM
At Silver City Ballroom

Description: This special event, produced by Higher Movement, LLC, held in the beautiful downtown Silver City Ballroom, will feature: Alyssa Taglia (WTNH-8 Traffic Reporter), Matt Munson (local hunk who was on The Bachelor), Officer Joseph Stoute, and Staff Sgt. Quinones, Army National Guard.

Come out and enjoy a fun night.

Proceeds benefit Seniors Have Dreams Too.

Location Info: 16 Colony St., Meriden

Contact Info: For more info and sponsorships call Kirby: 203-235-2630

 Twilight Music Series

Friday, August 3, 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

 Save the Date 51st Meriden Annual Puerto Rican Festival

Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 12:00 PM–8:00 PM
At Hubbard Park

Description: Save the date for the 51st Meriden Annual Puerto Rican Festival. The goals of this festival is to promote pride in the Puerto Rican culture, share this culture with the wider community and bring families together. There will be live Latin entertainment, a cultural tent which will feature Puerto Rican food, art, information about famous Puerto Ricans, cultural customs and more. There will also be many activities for children, families, and the elderly. And of course there will be numerous food vendors.

More information to come.

Contact Info: this event is free to all Meriden families. Residents from other towns are also encouraged to attend.

 The All White Affair on the Lake - with S.W.E.E.T. Potato Society Inc.

Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
At Harbor Park Landing

Description: This event benefits S.W.E.E.T. Potato Society Inc. Scholarship & OES Queen Fundraiser. This is sure to become a new summertime tradition for families, friends and co-workers! Summer breezes, amazing food and any drink combination to suit your fancy. All White aboard the Mystique!

$65 pp - cash bar. NOTE: Chamber members receive 1/2 price tickets or BOGO!!! What a deal for a wonderful night. Board at 5 pm for a 5:30 pm departure, returning at 9 pm.

Music by the Rahsaan Langley Project

Location Info: Middletown, CT

Contact Info: Contact Flora: 860.986.4519; Floresia: 203.715.1758

 Meriden YMCA & Meriden Rotary Golf Tournament

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
At Wallingford Country Club

Description: Join the Meriden YMCA and Meriden Rotary Club for their joint Golf Tournament. Registration begins at 10:00 am with Shotgun Start at 12:00 pm followed by Surf & Turf dinner at Mountain Mist Outdoor Center.

Location Info: 195 Long Hill Rd., Wallingford

Contact Info: Fee includes greens fees, cart, range balls, lunch and dinner, complimentary wine, beer, frozen drinks at dinner, gift bag, dinner with auction, drawing and prizes. Cost is $190 per player, $760 for a foursome, and sponsorship opportunities are available.

 Surf & Turf Dinner

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
At Meriden YMCA Mountain Mist Outdoor Center

Description: All Golf Tournament players and volunteers are invited to the Meriden YMCA & Meriden Rotary Club Annual Surf & Turf dinner. Dinner includes lobster, filet mignon, corn on the cob, potato, and frozen drinks, beer and wine.

Location Info: Meriden YMCA Mountain Mist Outdoor Center

Contact Info: Non-golfer dinner fee is $50 per person.

 Twilight Music Series

Friday, August 10, 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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