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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 2015

 Independence Day Fireworks at Hubbard Park

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

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

Location Info: Meriden, CT

 Dining For a Cause: Women & Families Center Fundraiser at the Ninety-Nine Restaurants

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 at 4:00 PM–9:00 PM
At Ninety-Nine Restaurants

Description: The Ninety-Nine Restaurants invites you to a fundraiser to benefit the programs and services of the Women & Famililes Center. The restaurant will donate 15% of your guest check to the organization.

Location Info: 914 N. Colony Rd., Wallingford

Contact Info: Click here to print a voucher to take with you.

 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 summerís 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 yearís 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, í61.

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."

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.

 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 summerís 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

 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 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.

 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: Each 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.

 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.

 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.

 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.

 Animee Club at the Library

Friday, July 17, 2015 at 2:30 PM
At Meriden Public Library

Description: Are you a fan of anime, manga or just like Japanese culture? Then come to the this next meeting. All are welcome whether youíre an otaku or just discovering anime and manga.

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

Contact Info: This program is geared for teenagers 13-18. Registration is not required. Food and drink are provided. If you have any questions contact Melissa via e-mail or call (203) 238-2347.

 Music in Meriden - Steve Clarke Trio

Friday, July 17, 2015 at 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
At City Park

Description: Bring your own or a blanket to sit and enjoy being outside on a summerís evening with friends and family as you enjoy music. The Steve Clarke Trio is a Funky-Jazz-Fusion Band with 7 CDís out.

Location Info: Park Ave., Meriden

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

 Monday Night Card Duels With Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokemon or Magic

Monday, July 20, 2015 at 6:00 PM
At Meriden Public Library

Description: Do you play Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokemon or Magic: The Gathering? Come and play with your friends at our monthly Trading Card Game Night.

Location Info: 105 Miller St., Meriden

Contact Info: Snacks and drinks will be provided. Bring your own deck or learn how to play from one of our members. If you have any questions, contact Melissa at 203-238-2347 or e-mail.

 Gallery 53 Summer Camp Showcasing Mixed Media - Session 1

Monday, July 20, 2015 through Friday, July 24, 2015 at 9:00 AM–11:30 AM
At Gallery 53

 Compensation & Benefits Conference

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
At Publick House

Description: Every year, the compensation and benefits conference brings together experts to share their knowledge and acumen in a day that combines plenary and breakout sessions with case studies, discussions and networking. The participants find insight into strategies that drive growth and efficiency in today's competitive business environment. Featured Speakers include Megan Taylor who will talk about what sparked a culture change at Adobe Systems and Alden Bianchi who is nationally renowned for his advice on the Affordable Care Act's concrete impact on employers.

Other sessions address: FLSA government regulations impacting pay exemptions; ACA regulations impacting healthcare benefits; how to prepare for DOL audits; to do or not to do performance reviews; and why you need a pay design strategy.

Location Info: Sturbridge, MA

Contact Info: The cost is $285 per person. Click here for more information or to register or call Sue Miller at 877-662-6444, ext. 3013 or for special pricing.

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