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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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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 20, 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.

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

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

August 2018

 AAC Recovery Allies Group!

Tuesday, August 14, 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

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
At Flavor Point Restaurant

Description: The Chamber's Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Committee invite all members regardless of nationality to attend their monthly meetings. HOLA's Objectives 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 Meriden’s 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!

Location Info: 587 Hanover St., Meriden

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

 Twilight Music Series - Whiskey, Wine & Coke

Friday, August 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
At The Amphitheater at the Meriden Green

Description: Subject to change: As a trio with lead singers Renee and Dave and guitarist Dean, they have preformed many venues such as the Tanger Outlets, The Tipping Chair, and Westbrook Elks, not to mention weddings, parties, and town greens.

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

 Gospel Expo hosted by The Bibleway Meriden Church

Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 4:00 PM–9:00 PM
At Meriden Green Amphitheater

Description: The Bibleway Meriden Church, under the leadership of Bishop Larry Elliott, is hosting a Gospel Expo at the Meriden Green Amphitheater on Saturday, August 18th from 4-9pm. There will be singers, dancers, poets, musicians and other performers. Light refreshments will be provided and it is a free event for all who would like to attend. My phone number is (860)978-3737. God bless. Sis. Desiree Rilley

Location Info: 77 State St, Meriden, CT 06450

Contact Info: (860)978-3737

 23rd Annual Franciscan Golf Classic

Monday, August 20, 2018

Description: The 23rd Annual Franciscan Golf Classic will be held to benefit the programs and services of the Franciscan Lilfe Cente and Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care. The day includes 18 hols of golf, lunch on the course, an outdoor dinner, and four chances to win a Hole-In-One. Other prizes include $23,000 in cash, a trip for 2 to St. Andrews, and a trip for 2 to Augusta National.

More information to come.

Location Info: 87 Town Farm Rd., Farmington

Contact Info: Cost to play is $175 per person. Sponsorship Opportunities are available. Click here for more information or call 203.237.8084.

 New Date 8/21/2018
Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 8:30 AM
At Making Meriden Business Center

Description: The Government & Business Development Committee monitors local, state (in coordination with CBIA) and federal (in coordination with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce) legislative issues impacting business and considers programs to add value for Chamber members dues investment.

This committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Open to ALL!

Location Info: 5 Colony St., Meriden, CT 06451

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

 Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Committee Meeting

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 8:30 AM–10:00 AM
At United Way of Meriden & Wallingford

Description: The Chamber's Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Committee invite all members regardless of nationality to attend their monthly meetings. HOLA's Objectives 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 Meriden’s 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!

Location Info: 35 Pleasant St., Meriden, CT

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

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Ambassadors have traditionally had the role of retaining and increasing membership of the Chamber, and in recent years have been developing a network for welcoming new businesses to the area and thanking businesses that continue their membership on an annual basis.

The Ambassadors Membership Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

 The 15th Annual Back to School Expo

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM–1:00 PM
At Meriden Green Amphitheather

Description: RAIN DATE AUGUST 22nd! The first thousand Meriden school children between Pre-K and 8th grade to register will receive a FREE book bag filled with school supplies! All children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is organized by local Meriden firefighters. Visit their facebook page (@meridenfirelocal1148) to register or to get more information.

Location Info: 77 State Street, Meriden, CT 06450

 Business After Hours featuring MxCC@Platt

Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Platt High School

Description: Middlesex Community College Meriden Campus has moved to Platt High School. They would like to introduce their programs to you. Enjoy Refreshments, Networking, Tours, Door Prizes, and more!

Location Info: 220 Coe Ave., Meriden

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

 8th Annual Winemakers Wine and Beer Tasting Event

Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 5:30 PM–8:00 PM
At Toyota Oakdale Theater

Description: Tickets are $40 dollars in advance, $50 at the door.

Location Info: 95 S Turnpike Rd, Wallingford, CT 06492

Contact Info: (203) 265-5866

 The Meriden Latino Expo

Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 12:00 PM–7:00 PM
At The Meriden Green

Description: This community event will feature food, entertainment, and music that represent latino culture. All are welcome to attend!

Location Info: State Street/Pratt Street Meriden, CT

Contact Info: (203) 886-6636 (860) 666-5646

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

September 2018

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 8:30 AM
At TBD

Description: The Council is dedicated to identifying and promoting best practices in community and employee health and wellness through advocacy for health care access, literacy, policy and programs.

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

 Business After Hours Campaign Kick-Off for United Way of Meriden & Wallingford

Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Connecticut Hospital Association

Description: Don't miss this powerful networking event, the United Way of Meriden and Wallingford's 2018-2019 LIVE UNITED Community Campaign Kick-Off. Enjoy Networking, Door Prizes, Refreshments, and more. RAIN or SHINE.

More information to come.

Location Info: 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford

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

 Twilight Music Series, with Pop Up Tent and Food Vendors

Saturday, September 8, 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

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 8:30 AM
At Chamber Board Room

Description: The Government & Business Development Committee monitors local, state (in coordination with CBIA) and federal (in coordination with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce) legislative issues impacting business and considers programs to add value for Chamber members dues investment.

This committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Open to ALL!

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

 Hunter's Ambulance 29th Annual Golf Classic

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
At Farms Country Club

Description: Hunter's Ambulance presents their 29th Annual Golf Classic, in memory of William Lawton and Carol Gillooly. Registration begins at 10:00 am and Lunch at 11:00 am followed by a Shotgun Start at 12:00 noon. Awards Dinner follows play.

Location Info: 180 Cheshire Rd., Wallingford

Contact Info: Cost is $200 per golfer and includes greens fees, card, lunch and awards dinner, gift raffles and prizes, team awards, 50/50 poker run and more. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Click here to visit their website for more information or to register or call 203.514.5180. Make checks payable to Hunter's Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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