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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

 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 Chess Club

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 6:30 PM
At Meriden Public Library

Description: Is Chess your game? The Meriden Public Library Chess Club welcomes new players. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Bring your chess board and play against a new opponent.

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

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

 Meriden Public Library Presents Writers Network

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM
At Meriden Public Library

Description: Are you writing a book? Just getting started or need some encouragement to finish? Join the Writer’s Network at Meriden Public Library. The Writer’s Network invites anyone who is serious about writing fiction or nonfiction, wants to learn the process of getting published, or needs support for writing a book proposal or query letter is welcome to attend.

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

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

 Music in Meriden - Ramblin Dan Stevens

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
At Downtown Meriden

Description: Bring your own chair or a blanket to sit and enjoy being outside on a summer’s evening with friends and family as you listen to Classic Blues music performed by Ramblin Dan Stevens.

Café Dolce, Nina's Café, 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

August 2015

 Puerto Rican Festival After Party

Sunday, August 02, 2015 at 6:00 PM
At El Condado Bar & Lounge

Description: El Condado Grill Restaurant invites you back to their place after the 48th Meriden Puerto Rican Festival for food being served all night.

Give always for the best salsa dancer and when you bring a group of 10 or more

Performances by Pedro Valentin with his live band

Location Info: 105 Colony Street Meriden, CT

Contact Info: This event is free to attend and there will be Specials all evening.

 48th Annual Meriden Puerto Rican Festival

Sunday, August 02, 2015 at 12:00 PM–8:00 PM
At Hubbard Park

Description: Everyone is invited to attend the 48th Meriden Annual Puerto Rican Festival. The goal of this festival is to promote pride in the Puerto Rican culture, share this culture with the wider community and bring families together.

Last year's Puerto Rican Festival was an overwhelming success with over 6,000 attendees and a fun filled day for children and families. This year the festival promises to be even bigger with more attractions and offerings.

There will be live Latin entertainment providing Latin music including salsa and meringue. A cultural tent will feature displays of Puerto Rican food, art, information about famous Puerto Ricans, costumes, and more. There will also be activities for children, families and the elderly. Numerous food vendors will be on hand to provide a wide offering of Spanish food.

This event is FREE to all Meriden Families and residents from other towns are also encouraged to attend.

Vendor Application and Fees should be submitted no later than July 17, 2015.

Location Info: 979 West Main Street Meriden, Ct

Contact Info: If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact at 203-537-0117 (Hector Cardona,Sr. Festival Chairman)

 Gallery 53 Summer Camp Showcasing Drawing - Session 2

Monday, August 03, 2015 through Thursday, August 06, 2015 at 9:00 AM–11:30 AM
At Gallery 53

Description: Gallery 53 will host a Summer Camp for Children ages 11-14 entitled Drawing, Drawing, Drawing. Students will hone their drawing skills using pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, scratchboard and more. Instructor is Chris Webster.

Location Info: 53 Colony St., Meriden

Contact Info: Cost is $80 per student. For more information 203.235.5347, e-mail, or visit their website.

 Meriden's National Night Out 2015

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 at 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
At Hubbard Park

Description: All are invited to attend Meriden's National Night Out presented by Meriden Council of Neighborhoods & Meriden Police Department.

Rain Date Aug. 5th

There will be Police, Fire, EMS, Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Beverages, Dj, Moon bounce, Children Activities, Amber Alert, Fishing Derby for kids 12 and under bring a fishing pole and bait, and Civic Organizations will have informational booths.

 Meriden YMCA & Meriden Rotary Club Surf & Turf Dinner & Kids' Picnic

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 at 6:00 PM
At Mountain Mist Outdoor Center

Description: The Meriden YMCA and Meriden Rotary Club will hold their annual Surf & Turf Dinner following their Golf Tournament. Dinner includes: lobster, filet mignon, corn on the cob, potato, beer, wine, and frozen drinks.

Kids will have their own special picnic while you attend the Surf & Turf Dinner. Children will be supervised by YMCA child care staff. Kids will have fun playing in the bounce house, creating arts & crafts projects, and having their own picnic with hamburgs, hot dogs, chips and drinks. Cost for children is FREE.

Location Info: 576 High Hill Rd., Meriden

Contact Info: Non-golfer dinner fee is $50 per person. Click here to register on-line.

 Suffering knee or hip pain? FREE educational seminar

Thursday, August 06, 2015 at 6:30 PM–7:30 PM
At Midstate Family Center, Conference Room 1 & 2

Description: Midstate Medical Center now offers MAKOplasty a robotic assisted surgery for partial knee and total hip replacement. This surgery is so precise that people recover faster with fewer side effects, and can rapidly return to a more active lifestyle.

Presenter is Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Leonard Kolstad who is certified in Robotics

Light refreshments will be provided.

Location Info: 61 Pomeroy Avenue, Meriden

Contact Info: Registration is required. Please call 866.633.2229 or or register online by clicking here.

 Music in Meriden - A Few Of Us

Friday, August 07, 2015 at 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
At Habershon Park

Description: Bring your own chair or a blanket to sit and enjoy being outside on a summer’s evening with friends and family as you enjoy Light Classic Rock music performed by A Few Of Us.

Location Info: Meadow St., So. Meriden

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

 Meriden Historical Society Tag Sale

Saturday, August 08, 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.

 Meriden Public Library Scrabble Session

Monday, August 10, 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., Cook Rm., Meriden

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

 Summer Walk-In Days

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
At Hartford,CT

Description: Walk-In Days: Meet one-on-one with a WBDC counselor to determine which WBDC programs and services can help you achieve your business and personal financial goals. No Appointment necessary- just walk in!

No Appointment Needed/No Charge

For more information, visit: http://www.ctwbdc.org/Walk-in-Days-P6C34.aspx

 Ready to Expand Your Small Business?

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 6:00 PM–8:30 PM
At The Entrepreneurial Center

Description: Are you ready to expand? Make sure your plans fit with current market conditions, your resources, and with your personal goals. In this workshop, you will: - Evaluate expansion strategies and discuss alternatives in a dynamic group setting - Assess the market and your profit potential - Weigh the impact of expansion on your current business - Explore important considerations in expanding a business including human, financial, and other resource needs, access to investment capital and how your personal life will be affected.

Location Info: 1265 Asylum Ave., Hartford

Contact Info: This workshop is free to attend. For more information call 860.768.5681 or

 Ready to Expand Your Small Business?

Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 9:30 AM–12:00 PM
At The Entrepreneurial Center

 Classics Book Group at the Meriden Library

Thursday, August 13, 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"Death Comes for the Archbishop" by Willa Cather.

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.

 Animee Club at the Library

Friday, August 14, 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 you’re 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 - Slow Burn

Friday, August 14, 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 y ou listen to 70’s, 80', and 90’s hard rock music performed by Slow Burn.

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

 20th Annual Franciscan Golf Classic

Monday, August 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM
At Tunxis Plantation Golf Club

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