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Events

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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September 2018

Young Business Leaders of CT Meeting

RSVP Now Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Young Business Leaders of Connecticut invites all young professionals between 21 and 39 years old to come and be INvolved in this group affiliated with the Midstate Chamber of Commerce that offers personal and professional growth opportunities to all. TELL US what you want / need to achieve your goals for 2018, 2019 and beyond.

Location Info: 546 South Broad St., 2C, Meriden

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

City of Meriden Alzheimer's Awareness Walk at Meriden Green

RSVP Now Friday, September 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Meriden Green

Description: Meriden Parks & Recreation Dept. and Meriden Senior Center are walking on World Alzheimer's Day! Pull out your purple and lace up those walking shoes!

Live music, refreshments, prizes, food trucks, snacks and lawn games!

Rain date is Friday, Sept. 28

Location Info: State Street - Pratt Street, Meriden

Silver City Wine Tasting and Brewfest

RSVP Now Friday, September 21, 2018 at 5:30 PM–8:00 PM
At Mountain Mist YMCA Outdoor Center

Description: ALL are invited to the Silver City Wine Tasting and Brewfest!

Tickets are $30 in advance/$35 at the door and include a variety of tasty food samples and items from area eateries, and beer and wine tastings all evening.

Sponsored by the Meriden Rotary Club in support of United Way of Meriden and Wallingford and other non-profit organizations.

Location Info: High Hill Road, Meriden

Contact Info: Get your tickets at the United Way of Meriden & Wallingford, Midstate Chamber of Commerce or from any Meriden Rotarian - additional ticket outlets will be announced soon.

City-Wide Tag Sale - Rain or Shine

RSVP Now Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 8:30 AM–1:30 PM
At Citywide - At Your House - In Your Neighborhood

Description: This event will benefit New Opportunities, Inc. and will be held rain or shine.

Get in on the first annual City-Wide Tag Sale. $20 registration will be donated to New Opportunities Inc. for the Meriden shelter. You can hold a tag sale and get your location on a map, advertising and ad in the newspaper. Or donate items for the shelter: clothing, toiletries, etc.

To be included on the map, payment and registration must be received by Sept. 10.

Contact Info: Call 203.631.0981 or meridentagsale@yahoo.com or send in your payment to: Meriden Tag Sale, 184 Murray St., Meriden, CT 06450. Cash only and if you want a donation receipt please send a stamped envelope in with your payment.

Free Hard Drive Shred & E-Waste Collections

RSVP Now Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 9:00 AM–1:00 PM
At Ion Bank

Description: Accepted Electronics for E-Waste Collection: Computers - Fax Machines - Stereo Equipment - Monitors - Scanners - Telephones - Printers - Video Game Machines - Cell Phones - TVs - iPods/PDAs - Cameras - VCRs - Modems - Tablets & e-Books - DVD Players - Keyboards - Microwaves - Copiers - Computer Mice - Other Small Appliances

No smoke detectors, freon containing devices, bulky waste, or hazardous materials (lighter fluid, liquids, paints, etc.). To have Take 2 shred your hard drive, it must be removed from your computer prior to arrival.

Location Info: 1231 East Main Street, Meriden

Contact Info: For more information, please contact Take 2 at info@take2recycle.com or by calling 203.286.5757 x102.

Pro Hockey in CT: NEW YORK ISLANDERS vs. NEW YORK RANGERS

RSVP Now Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 7:00 PM
At Webster Bank Arena

Description: What an amazing game this will be from the "intimate" Webster Bank Arena: NEW YORK ISLANDERS vs. NEW YORK RANGERS!

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Location Info: 600 Main Street, Bridgeport

Meriden Farmers' Market

RSVP Now Saturday, September 22, 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.

 Save the Date 9/24/2018

Meriden Opportunity Zone Event

RSVP Now Monday, September 24, 2018 at 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
At Silver City Ballroom

Description: CCIM partners with CT Main Street, Making Meriden Business Center and CERC to present an event dedicated to learning about Opportunity Zones!

4:30 p.m. Walking Tour of Meriden's nearby Opportunity Zone
5:30 p.m. Presentation Begins
5:45 p.m. Presentations with Liddy Karter, Enhanced Capital; Brian Newman, CPA, Cohn Reznick;
and John Stafstrom, Jr., Esq. Pullman & Comley; moderated by Robert Santy, CERC
6:45 p.m. Q&A followed by networking

$30 for CCIM Chapter members, $40 for non-members Price includes a buffet dinner with a cash bar

About Opportunity Zones: Last December, federal lawmakers created the federal Opportunity Zones program for investors to re-invest their unrealized capital gains into Opportunity Funds- private investment vehicles dedicated to community, business, real estate, and economic development activities in America's lowest-income communities.

This event will provide a comprehensive background and expert analysis of the new program, as well as recommendations for cities, philanthropies, advocates, and private sector representatives interested in Opportunity Fund creation, operation, and management and equitable development outcomes throughout our nation's 7,927 newly designated Opportunity Zones.

Click HERE to Register.

Location Info: 16 Colony St., Meriden, CT 6451

Contact Info: You may contact Lisa Biesak at 860.798.2119 or lisabdowntownfellow@gmail.com for more details.

Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, September 25, 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.

Rail Safety Week Proclamation

RSVP Now Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM–11:00 AM
At Wallingford Train Station

Description: Rail Safety Week Proclamation - All are welcome to attend, joining the Governor, Lt. Governor and various commissioners as well as other dignitaries and community leaders to commemorate Rail Safety Week.

Location Info: 343 North Cherry Street, Wallingford, CT

Special Business After Hours & Fundraiser: Bongiovanni Ins. & Fin., BSP Insurance

RSVP Now Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Bongiovanni Insurance & Financial

Description: Join Bongiovanni Insurance and Financial and BSP Insurance in choosing love and creating a better tomorrow. Proceeds from this special event will benefit Meriden Public Schools and the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation. Donation: $20 includes full dinner, beer, wine, tremendous raffle, door prizes and special guest speaker, Scarlett Lewis. This is a special event that you will not want to miss.

Call 203.237.7900 for Sponsorship details ranging from $100-$500.

Location Info: 107 E. Main St., Meriden

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

AAC Recovery Allies Group!

RSVP Now Tuesday, September 25, 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.

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

Networking Event with a Pic at Village at Kensington Place

RSVP Now Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Village at Kensington Place

Description: Join Sandra Long, author of LinkedIn for "Personal Branding: The Ultimate Guide" as she motivates and inspires and gives valuable advice on networking and building and a personal brand online.

Bring your smile: Free Professional Headshots will be taken - reserve a timeslot as soon as possible!

Appetizers and cocktails will be served and books will be available for purchase. Limited Space!

Location Info: 511 Kensington Ave., Meriden

Contact Info: Please RSVP to Edesa Ciscar, at Eciscar@benchmarkquality.com; 860.670.4924 to make your reservation for the event and timeslot for your headshot.

Ribbon Cutting: The Dapper Gentleman & Elegant Lady/Brows by Design

RSVP Now Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 5:00 PM–6:00 PM
At The Dapper Gentleman & Elegant Lady/Brows by Design

Description: All are invited to come out to celebrate the grand opening of this new business that offers special spa services for both men and women including facials, shaves, microblading, spray tanning and more. Once you step inside the salon, you are immediately showered with relaxation! Ribbon Cutting will take place at 5:15pm. Come out and network with chamber members, friends and dignitaries.

Location Info: 425 South Broad Street, Meriden

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

 Save the Date 9/28/2018

Meriden Police Department 150th Anniversary Celebration Event

RSVP Now Friday, September 28, 2018 at 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
At Meriden Green

Description: The Meriden Police Department was founded in 1868! Save the Date!

The public is invited to join the MPD us as we celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Meriden Police Department. The festivities begin with a community event Friday, Come out to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Meriden Police Department with Food Trucks, Live Bands, Various Police Displays and Community Booths.

Program begins with opening ceremonies at 5:00 p.m.
Speeches at 5:15
Live music begins at 6:00 and
Closing at 8:00 p.m.

ALL are welcomed to attend.

Location Info: Between Pratt and State Streets in downtown Meriden, CT.

Contact Info: You mail Captain Sherwood at nsherwood@meridenct.gov or call 203-630-6216 for details.

Meriden Farmers' Market

RSVP Now Saturday, September 29, 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.

Red Moon Gala

RSVP Now Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 7:00 PM
At Chapman Hall at Middlesex Community College

Description: Middlesex Community College Foundation presents Red Moon Gala. Celebrate and support the students of MxCC!

$50 pp includes fine food, wine tasting, craft beer, music, entertainment, auctions, raffles

Location Info: 100 Training Hill Rd., Middletown

Contact Info: Visit www.mxcc.edu/redmoon

October 2018

Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, October 3, 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.

Middletown and Meriden Partner's Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 9:00 AM–10:00 AM
At Meriden American Job Center

Description: South Central Partner's Network. As part of an effort to increase collaboration across Middletown and Meriden, Workforce Alliance invites you to join us for a working group, at the Meriden American Job Center to discuss ongoing opportunities for collaboration and feedback related to employment and training in the area.

Location Info: 87 West Main Street, 2nd Floor - Meriden, CT

Contact Info: RSVP to Nancy Eschner at 203-238-3688 ext. 203

Dementia Learning Series: Different Levels of Cognition Impairment

RSVP Now Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 12:00 PM–1:30 PM
At The Village at Kensington Place

Description: Join us during our series to learn more about Dementia while enjoying lunch. With such a strong impact Dementia has in people's lives, there is still so much we can learn about caring for those in need. Helpful tips on recognizing signs and behaviors for your loved one will be shared.

Location Info: 511 Kensington Avenue, Meriden, CT

Contact Info: RSVP to Edesa Ciscar at 203-235-0181