May 23, 2013
Written by The Huntington Herald
Tuesday, 26 April 2011 10:46
Paper shredding fund-raiser — St. Joseph School Alumni Association is hosting a paper shredding event to benefit the St. Joseph School that will include an on-site paper shredding truck rain or shine from 9 to noon. St. Joseph Parish is located at 430 Coram Avenue. The cost to shred documents is $10-25 per box/bag.
Redeemable Bottle and Can Drive — Shelton High School Marching Band, Color Guard and Pompons holds fund-raiser from 9-1 p.m. at the school bus loop, 120 Meadow Street. All donations go directly to the groups to fund their competitions.
Grow A Scholar Annual Auction — Scholarship fund-raiser sponsored by the Derby-Shelton Rotary Club, 3 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott, 780 Bridgeport Ave., Shelton. Live and silent auctions, food and music. Tickets are $40, which can be purchased from: Marks of Design, 500-D Howe Avenue in Shelton (203-924-0030), or from the Huntington Branch Library at 41 Church Street in Shelton (203-926-0111).
Civil War discussion — History professor Matthew Warshauer will talk about his new book, Connecticut in the American Civil War — Slavery Sacrifice and Survival, beginning at 2 p.m. Held at Written Words Bookstore, 194 Leavenworth Road (Route 110). Information: 203-944-0400.
Olde Ripton Garden Club — Meets at 10 a.m. at the Plumb Memorial Library, 65 Wooster St. Following the business meeting, Catherine Ritch of the Trumbull Garden Club will present a program “Arranging Flowers from the Grocery Store.” Members, guests and anyone who wishes to join may attend. Information: Charlotte 203-929-1530.
Book group — The Shelton Historical Society group meets 7-8 p.m. at the Huntington Brach Library, 41 Church St., to discuss People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks. Copies available at the Plumb Memorial Library, 65 Wooster St.
Pine Rock Park Civic League — Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Pine Rock firehouse on Long Hill Ave. Meetings are open to any resident of Pine Rock Park. Residents are encouraged to attend and bring any concerns about the community to the attention of the league. Information: 203-925-1334.
Bye Bye Birdie — Tickets are on sale for the show running May 12-14 at 8 p.m. in the Shelton High School auditorium. Tickets: $17. Special student price $10 for Thursday night’s performance. Tickets may also be obtained by calling 203-922-3004, ext. 755, online at ShowTix4U.com and in the cafeteria the week of the performance.
Women’s networking — Powerful You group meets 9-10:30 a.m. at the Valley Chamber of Commerce, 900 Bridgeport Ave. Cost is $10 for members and guests; $20 for non-members. Guest speaker is life coach Monica Leggett. RSVP, information: 203-209-5462 or PowerfulYou.com
Tag and trunk sale — St. Margaret Mary Church, 380 Long Hill Ave., will host a Tag & Trunk sale from 8-2:30 p.m. Tables are $20 for an inside table or $15 for a parking space to sell from the trunk of your car. Vendors welcome. Call 203-209-2441 for details. Rain date May 21.
Plant sale — Given by the Olde Ripton Garden Club from 9-1 p.m. at the Huntington Congregation Church, rear parking lot, 19 Church Street. Most plants from members’ gardens, with proceeds to benefit garden and Scholarship programs. Information: Charlotte at 203-929-1530
Laurel Heights reunion — A reunion of former staff and patients of Laurel Heights Hospital will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the hospital’s closing. The reunion is being held at the Valley Diner Restaurant in Derby, 636 New Haven Avenue, Route 34, at 3 p.m. No reservations are needed. Guests will pay for their own meals and there will be a cash bar.
Italian Wine Tasting — Eight different wines from four regions in Italy, 7-9 p.m. Held at the Huntington Street Cafe, 90 Huntington Street. Tickets are $25. Portions of the event to benefit the Spooner House. Reservations: 203-925-9064.
EMT classes — Sponsored by Echo Hose Ambulance, Monday through Thursday through Aug. 19. Classes are either 9-1 p.m., or 6-10 p.m., held at 286 Howe Ave. Tuition is $575, which includes books and materials. To enroll: echohose.com or contact Joe Laucella at 203-924-5500 ext. 4.
Butterfly Project — Butterflies released from 12-3 at the Shelton Riverwalk. Part of project to raise awareness about the dangers of drunk driving. Proceeds benefit scholarship for Shelton High School seniors and organizations that combat drunk driving.
Stamp collections — Valley Stamp Club displays collections; group meets 6:30 p.m. on third Thursdays each month at Wicke Health Center Reception Room, 580 Long Hill Avenue, for more information call 203-924-0424.
Al-anon — Weekly meetings held Wednesdays at the Spooner House, 30 Todd Road, 1-2:30 p.m., to support family members of those effected by drinking.
Sutter-Terlizzi American Legion Post 16 — Meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Any veteran interested in joining should visit the post at 295 Bridgeport Ave. or call 203-924-9887.
Compassion for Cats — The Shelton-based nonprofit volunteer organization that assists homeless, stray and feral cats, is requesting donations to defray expenses for spaying, neutering, vaccinating and feeding needy felines. Send donations to Compassion for Cats, 8 Huntington Street, Suite 182, Shelton, CT 06484. Information: 203-929-7909.
MS support — Multiple sclerosis support group meets second Monday of the month, 2-3:30, Plumb Library, 65 Wooster St., Shelton; (800) FIGHT MS; ctfightsMS.org.
Marine Moms of Connecticut — Connecticut Marine moms, a new support group, meets the last Friday of each month. Destination at Harbor Park Restaurant in Middletown, Friday, 3 p.m. Information: Anna Florczak, 203-922-1068; Yahoo Groups ctmarinemoms.
Volunteers sought — Wesley Village is seeking volunteers who can help play instruments, work in the library, visit patients, give manicures, help play video games, play card or word games, bingo and more. For volunteers 12 and older. Information: 203-944-8292.
MOMS Club of Huntington — International nonprofit support group for stay-at-home mothers; meetings second Wednesday a month, 10 a.m.; 203-922-0152.
Addiction support group — Do you have a problem with alcohol, substance abuse, compulsive behavior or living with a loved one’s addition? Higher Ground Ministry, a nondenominational ministry offers help through Biblical precepts, Fridays, 7-8:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 178 Leavenworth Road; 203-929-7704.
Volunteers needed — The Interfaith Caring Connections Program facilitated by Jewish Family Service, seeks volunteers to help seniors in the Greater Bridgeport area with medical transportation, grocery shopping, friendly visits and telephone reassurance calls. Donate an hour a week; 203-366-5438, Ext. 219.
Furniture donations sought — Greater Bridgeport Furniture Warehouse Collaborative seeks donations of gently used furniture for low income, homeless and/or disabled individuals and families. Organization works with 20 local social service agencies. Pick up may be arranged; donations tax deductible; 203-335-2725. Warehouse hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9-2.
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