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This is the combined event calendar for the Business and Community events so you can best plan your activities in the Greater Meriden area. In addition, Business and Community Events which have been sanctioned by the Bicentennial Steering Committee appear on the Official Bicentennial Calendar for the City of Meriden.

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May 2014

 2014 Spring Open House at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School

Friday, May 09, 2014 at 1:00 PM–5:00 PM
At Mount Carmel School

Description: Our Lady of Mount Carmel School would like you to attend their open house. They offer Pre-K(3) through grade 8 teaching in a safe, Christian environment with state of the art technology, hot lunch program, extra-curricular programs, before and after school care, vacation day programs, summer programs, tuition assistance and busing for Meriden residents. The offer spacious Early Childhood Center with separate PreK3, PreK4, and Kindergarten classrooms.

Fully sccredited by the New England Associations of Schools and Colleges.

Location Info: 115 Lewis Ave., Meriden

Contact Info: Call for a tour at 203-235-2959 ext. 123 or visit their website for more information.

 Mother/Daughter Art Show

Friday, May 09, 2014 through Friday, May 16, 2014

Description: Gallery 53, a part of the Arts and Crafts Association of Meriden, will host a Mother/Daughter Art Show. Art work from Ellie Bender and Chris Bender Webster will be on display. Ellie Bender is a nationally known pastel artist who specializes in portraits. Chris Bender Webster is a former Meriden art teacher, art instructor at Gallery 53 and current President of Gallery 53. Chris will exhibit art works in various media. The public is invited to attend the opening reception on May 9th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Location Info: 53 Colony St., Meriden

Contact Info: Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm and on Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. For class, exhibit and rental space information, call 203-235-5347 or visit their website.

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 3:00 PM–4:00 PM
At TBA

Description: The expected Objectives of the Hispanic Outreach Leaders In Action are:

- Encourage participation in the Chamber
- Encourage participation in the Community
- Grow leadership from the Hispanic Community
- Improve business connections
- Participate in promoting Hispanic Heritage including in Meridenís Bicentennial and in October which is Hispanic Heritage Month
- Share success stories of the group
- Encourage and mentor the youth by providing excellent Hispanic role models
- Have some fun!

Open to ALL!

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

 Chamber Golf Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 8:30 AM
At Chamber Office

Description: The Golf Committee will be planning for the 27th Annual Tournament to be held June 4th, 2014! This is a FUN, "short-term" committee to assist in coordinating this SIGNATURE event to raise funds for the Chamber's Annual Education Awards.

Location Info: 3 Colony Street, Suite 301 Meriden, CT 06451

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

 MEDCO ANNUAL Meeting of the Board

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 8:00 AM
At The Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Location Info: 3 Colony St., Suite 301, Meriden, CT.

Contact Info: Please RSVP below.

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Marketing & Publicity Committee develops, directs & promotes the marketing efforts of the Chamber and Community. Among its tasks are brochures, ads, web site and the annual membership directory. It coordinates with other local, regional and statewide marketing efforts. Open to ALL!

Location Info: 3 Colony St., Ste, 301, Meriden

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

 2014 Annual Senior Health Fair

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM–1:00 PM
At Max E. Muravnick Senior Center

Description: Come out to the Annual Senior Health Fair which will include over 30 vendor with products and services, free giveaways, drawings, health screens, educational presentations and more.

Location Info: 22-26 W. Main St., Meriden

Contact Info: Open to the Public. Free lunch to the first 30 attendees. Sponsored by Meriden Center - Genesis HealthCare. For more information, please call 203-237-0066.

 Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 3:30 PM–5:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Chamber Board of Directors is made up of business leaders from different sectors who meet monthly to provide oversight to the Chamberís program of work and set policy for the organization. The Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month.

Location Info: 3 Colony St., Ste 301, Meriden

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

 15th Annual Girls Inc. Strong, Smart & Bold Dinner

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM
At Zandri's Stillwood Inn

Description: Girls Incorporated of Meriden would like you to come to their 15th Annual Strong, Smart, and Bold Benefit Event. This year they are pleased to announce their 2014 recipients of this prestigious award will be awarded to Donna Hunter, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hunter's Ambulance Service and President of Hunter Limousines & Dana Hunter Moyer, Vice President of Business Operations for Hunter's Amublance Service and Vice President of Hunter Limousines.

This fundraising event benefits the vital programs offered at Girls Incorporated.

Location Info: 1074 So. Colony Rd., Wallingford

Contact Info: Sponsorship Opportunities are available. For more information call 203.235.7146 or e-mail.

 Join the Arc of Meriden-Wallingford, Inc. for First Annual High Tea Event

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM
At Augusta Curtis Cultural Center

Description: The tea will begin at promptly at 2 pm. This is a formal event, Ladies- Dress to the nines, donít forget your hat! We will supply the white gloves and fan. Guest Speaker Kandie Carle.

"The Edwardian Age" Great event to share with your mother, daughter or best friend.

Location Info: 175 East Main Street Meriden, CT

Contact Info: $20.00 per person Call 203- 238-8360 to reserve your ticket before they sell out!

 Chamber Golf Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 8:30 AM
At Chamber Office

Description: The Golf Committee will be planning for the 27th Annual Tournament to be held June 4th, 2014! This is a FUN, "short-term" committee to assist in coordinating this SIGNATURE event to raise funds for the Chamber's Annual Education Awards.

Location Info: 3 Colony Street, Suite 301 Meriden, CT 06451

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

 Art Display at Gallery 53

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 through Friday, May 30, 2014

Description: Gallery 53 will host an art exhibit with works from local artists Bonnie Potter, John Deden and Neil Scollan.

Location Info: 53 Colony St., Meriden

Contact Info: For opening reception information, contact the Gallery at 203-235-5347. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm and on Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. For class, exhibit and rental space information, call 203-235-5347 or visit their website.

 Business After Hours Showcasing Barberino Real Estate

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Barberino Real Estate

Description: Alan Barberino invites all Chamber Members, their staff, colleagues, and clients to come and enjoy his Annual Barbeque. Enjoy refreshments, networking, door prizes, and more.

Location Info: 194 North Plains Industrial Rd., Wallingford

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

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Education/Technology Committee provides school-to-career opportunities for students of all ages, educators and businesses. It promotes business education and training partnerships in the central Connecticut area. The committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on the last Tuesday of the month. Open to ALL!

Location Info: 3 Colony St., Ste. 301, Meriden

Contact Info: RSVP to the Midstate Chamber at 203-235-7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Chamber Golf Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 8:30 AM
At Chamber Office

Description: The Golf Committee will be planning for the 27th Annual Tournament to be held June 4th, 2014! This is a FUN, "short-term" committee to assist in coordinating this SIGNATURE event to raise funds for the Chamber's Annual Education Awards.

Location Info: 3 Colony Street, Suite 301 Meriden, CT 06451

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

 Chamber YBL Committee Meeting

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 4:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: As one of the newest committees affiliated with the Chamber, members of the Young Business Leaders come together to engage in community life and expand professional and social opportunities. This group is geared toward professionals between the ages of 21 and 39 however the young at heart are always welcome. All committee chairs and officers must be between the ages of 21-39. We welcome new members to serve as ambassadors for the central Connecticut area.

YBL meetings are held twice per month, including a morning business meeting held at the Midstate Chamber and an evening social meeting held at various restaurants throughout the local area. Each meeting poses the opportunity to meet new people and develop projects that enrich our community.

For more information, contact the YBL chairman, Trey Bongiovanni, or any other member. Weíll be glad to answer any questions you have, and of course, tell you why you should become the newest member!

Location Info: 3 Colony Street Suite 301

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

 Canine Couture: A Dog Fashion Show to Support Animal Shelter Adoption

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 1:00 PM–4:00 PM
At John Barry Elementary School

Description: Canine Couture: A Dog Fashion Show Fundraising Event to Support Animal Shelter Adoption! (Rain date: Saturday, May 10)

Enter Your Dog To Win a Trophy for: Best Bling, , Best of Show, Best Matching People and Pet, Most Original Outfit.

Enter your dog or just come see the show! To see the show and enjoy the event: $2.00/per person. Children 5 and under free.

To enter the show, $10/contestant (limited to first 15!): Each will receive free T-Shirt, Swag Bag, and Framed Photo. for more info. Food! Music! Pet Door Prizes! T-Shirts! Swag Bags! Framed Photos! Bounce House! Pet Vendors!

Location Info: 124 Columbia St. Meriden

Contact Info: For more information, call 203-237-4743

 Anxiety Management Seminar-Helping Children Overcome Anxiety

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
At Franciscan Life Center

Description: This seminar is the second in this series that the Franciscan Life Center is offering which are presented by Thomas Finn, Ph.D. This seminar is entitled Helping Children Overcome Anxiety is geared for children eight years old or older who experience anxiety and their parent(s).

Dr. Finn is a clinical psychologist on staff at the Franciscan Life Center. He has over 35 years of experience treating anxiety with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Interactive and innovative techniques/topics will include: - Biology of fear and anxiety - Controlled breathing and relaxation techniques - Thinking patterns that trigger anxiety and how to change them - Building self-esteem

Location Info: 271 Finch Ave., Meriden

Contact Info: Cost is $120.00. For more information call 203-237-8084 or visit our website.

 Wallingford Emergency Shelter Fundraiser Shred Event

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Ulbrich Steel Office Lot

Description: PROSHRED Security and the Midstate Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring this fundraiser to benefit the Wallingford Emergency Shelter.

Location Info: 153 Washington Ave., North Haven

Contact Info: Donation is $10 per small box and $15 for large boxes or bags. For more information contact Margie Lechowicz at the Emergency Center at 203-294-0102.

June 2014

 American Institute for Cancer Research Shred Event

Sunday, June 01, 2014 at 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
At Westfield Meriden Mall

Description: PROSHRED Security, Midstate Chamber of Commerce, and Westfield Property Group are sponsoring this shredding event to benefit the American Institute for Cancer Research.

Location Info: 470 Lewis Ave., JC Penney Upper Parking Lot, Meriden

Contact Info: Cash donation for cancer research will be accepted. For more information, contact Dave Symonds of PROSHRED Security at 203-303-8500.

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