Al-Anon Meeting, Monday mornings, 10:00 – 11:30am, Holy Infant Church Hall, 450 Racebrook Road, Orange; a support group for relatives and friends of alcoholics. For more information, contact www.ct-al-anon.org.
Al-Anon Parents Meeting, Monday nights, 7:30pm year-round, United Church of Christ, Plymouth Building, 18 West Main Street, Milford – supporting parents of alcoholics and/or substance abusers. For more information, go to www.ct-al-anon.org or call Margaret at (203) 877-4313.
Nicotine Anonymous Meetings, Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, 21 Robert Treat Parkway, Milford, open to all, no dues or fees, only requirement is the desire to be free of nicotine. For more information, call Bridges, 203-878-6365.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Family Support Group Meeting, last Tuesday of the month, 6:00pm, JCC of Greater New Haven, 360 Amity Road, Woodbridge in the West Rock Room. For more information, contact Averi Kelly, Ms, R-DMT, 203.389.2911.
Bereavement Support Groups, Tuesdays 4:00-5:30pm and Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm, Griffin Hospital, 130 Division Street, Derby, support groups for anyone experiencing the loss of a loved one. Contact Janice Lautier at 203-732-1100 or email@example.com to register.
Zumba Gold Classes At Congregation Or Shalom, Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7 p.m., Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road, simple and easy routines to follow, designed for people of all ages and no experience is needed. If interested, call Robin at 203.314.8176 or temple office at 203.799.2341.
Clean Energy Task Force of Orange, meets on the third Tuesday of every month at HPCC, 525 Orange Center Road, conference room, 8 o’clock. The public is invited.
Orange Arts & Culture Council, meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month, 7:30pm, HPCC, 525 Orange Center Road, check chalk board for meeting room. The public is invited.
Orange Recycling Committee meets every 3rd Wednesday 7:00pm, HPCC conference room, 525 Orange Center Road, public is invited to attend. For more information, email Orangerecycles@gmail.com.
Elm City Kennel Club General Meetings, third Wednesday of each month, except during July and August, 7:00pm, North Haven Recreation Center, 7 Linsley Street, North Haven. For more information, contact New Member Coordinators Maureen Anderson, at 203-430-5229 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Blood Pressure Clinic presented by Gentiva & Maplewood of Orange, 1st Thursday of every month, Maplewood of Orange, 245 Indian River Road, 1:30-2:30pm in the Community Room. No appointment necessary.
The Rotary Club Of Orange meets every Friday, 12:15pm at the Racebrook Country Club, 246 Derby Avenue; prospective new members may contact Diane Eger at 203-530-4526 or visit www.rotarycluboforange.org for information about the club.
Orange Historical Society Academy Antique & Gift Shop Museum, open Saturdays, 10:00am-3:00pm. For information call 203-795-3106.
Continuum of Care Needs Caregivers, Would you like to make a difference in someone’s life as a caregiver? Continuum Help at Home is currently looking for individuals to work as a Homemaker, Companion, or Personal Care Attendant. We have full-time, part-time and live-in positions available. Visit www.continuumct.org/events to register and download an application.
Trinity Community Preschool, Enrollment for the 2018/2019 school year is open! – 33 Center Road, Woodbridge, the Preschool offers a nurturing, faith-based early learning environment for children aged 1 – 6 years, Visit www.trinityefc.com/preschool for more information on classes and schedules. For applications or to schedule a visit, contact the Preschool Director at email@example.com or 203-387-4710 x25. Trinity Community Preschool admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin.
ODYSSEY 2018: A Greek Festival, August 31, September 1, 2, 3, St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 480 Racebrook Road, Orange, 38th annual festival features authentic Greek cuisine (gyro, souvlaki, lamb on the spit, moussaka, gourmet appetizers, salads, pastries, loukoumades, more), live Greek music and dancing, marketplace, giant tag sale, cooking demos, kids’ activities (rides, games magic shows), church tours/presentations. Senior Citizens’ Day Friday, 8/31 (20% discount on snack bar and restaurant tent purchases from 12 to 3 pm). Rain or shine. Free parking, free admission. Hours: 12 noon-10 pm 8/31, 9/1, 9/2; 12 noon- 7 pm 9/3. www.saintbarbara.org or 203-795-1347.
NAMI Support Group Meeting, meetings begin promptly at 5:30pm and end promptly at 7:00pm, and held at BRIDGES, a community support system, 949 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford (entrance in the rear of the building), conference room on the second floor, on the following dates for 2018: September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4. They are free of charge and facilitator led. Family & Friends welcome.
Mini Med School, starts Thursday, September 6, 2018, 6:30-9:00pm, Griffin Hospital, 130 Division Street, Derby. Free 10-week program about how the human body works, insight into common disorders of the various organ systems, and information about disease prevention; Griffin Hospital physicians serve as faculty, covering a wide range of topics, including Anatomy and Physiology; Primary Care; Cardiology; Endocrinology; and Orthopedics. Register at 203-732-1511.
Fall Prevention Program, Friday, September 14, 2018, 9:00am-noon, Griffin Hospital, 130 Division Street, Derby, Free fall prevention program and evaluations. Discusses the dangers of falling, especially for seniors, prevention tips and risk assessments. RSVP Esther at 203-732-1523 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Continuum Job Fairs, October 16, 2018, 10:00am–4:00pm, Continuum of Care, Inc., 109 Legion Avenue, New Haven, CT 06519, Come to apply and interview for roles that will impact lives. We’re seeking: Mental Health Workers, Residential Support, Recovery Coach/Specialist, Social Workers and more. There will be treats and giveaways. Walk-ins are welcome but preference for on-site interviews will be given to pre-registrants. Register: continuumct.org/events.
Morning Book Club, Thursday, September 6, 2018, 10:30am, The Ellen Aftamonow Woodmont Library, 16 Dixon Street, Milford; The book is “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng. The book for October is “Caroline” by Sarah Miller. The group meets the first Thursday monthly. All are welcome. For information call 203-874-5675.
The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Annual Shoreline Take Steps Walk, Saturday, October 27, 2018, Guilford Fairgrounds, a family friendly day of activities, food and celebration of our patients and honored heroes, The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation national non-profit organization working to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improve the quality of life of the 1.6 million Americans suffering from Crohn’s and colitis. Information and registration www.cctakesteps.org/Shoreline2018.