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Events

This is our combined event calendar for the Business and Community events so you can best plan your activities in the central Connecticut community.  We want you to know what a vibrant and active community looks like!

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July 2020

Meriden Farmer's Market

Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 8:30 AM–12:00 PM
At The Meriden Green

Description: Meriden Farmer's Market will run every Saturday from July 11 through October 17, 2020 from 8:30 am to 12noon.

RAIN OR SHINE

Fresh Produce in a Save Environment--face masks and social distancing are required Per State of CT guidelines.

We accept SNAP/EBT, FMNP coupons, cash & debit.

Location Info: Mill St, Meriden, CT 06450

Contact Info: www.meridenfarmersmarket.org

Meriden Farmers Market

Saturday, July 11, 2020 through Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 8:30 AM–12:00 PM
At The Meriden Green (between State St. and Pratt St. )

Description: Come for the Connecticut Grown Produce. This is our 10th Anniversary. Open Saturdays beginning July 11th and ending on October 17th. Market Open Rain or ShineJoin the fun!Fresh Connecticut-grown produceParking: On-street or free at Community Health Center(134 State St.)For the 2020 season, the Meriden Farmers Market plans to operateunder state guidelines for safety and social distancing.Face coverings are strongly encouraged when coming to the market.Please maintain a safe distance of at least six feet between yourself and other individuals.Please follow the directions of Farmers Market staff regarding positions in lines, locations to wait in, etc.We encourage families to limit the number of people coming to the market to the primary buyer only, if possible.Please do not come if you are feeling sick; have someone else come to the market for you.Our vendors will all be wearing face masks and gloves and will sanitize between customers.While someone is at a booth, please wait behind the line until they are finished with their purchase.Please allow our vendors to select the items you are purchasing; we want to minimize the amount of product handling.Please make your purchases and move to the next booth. We want everyone to make purchases in a timely manner.All farmers accept cash, FMNP Vouchers, Doubling Dollars coupons, and EBT coupons. Whenever possible, bring a variety of bills so you can provide exact change.

Contact Info: 860-841-0888

Gallery 53 Community Events-Botanical Drawing & Painting

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Gallery 53

Description: Botanical Drawing and Painting--2 Session Workshop with Candace Bialczak

Tuesday July 14 drawing 10am-12pmWednesday July 15 painting 10am-12pmCost: $40 per session or $80 for both sessions

Location Info: 53 Colony St, Meriden, CT 06451

Contact Info: 203-235-5347 or Gallery53ct@gmail.com

Government and Business Development Committee

RSVP Now Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 3:30 PM–4:30 PM
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 generally meets at 8:30 am on the second Tuesday of each month. Open to ALL!

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

Contact Info: Call the Meriden Chamber at 203.235.7901 or info@meridenchamber.com.

Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 8:30 AM–9:30 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.

Margaritas & Mulligans Ladies Golf Outing

RSVP Now Friday, July 31, 2020 at 12:00 PM
At Lyman Orchards Golf Club

Description: Sponsored by The Nutmeg State Chamber Alliance, Hamden Regional and Midstate Chamber's of Commerce

Join us for a fun 9 hole tournament. Scramble FormatRegistration at 12:00pm with Tee time 2::00 pm

Cost $90.00 pp or $350.00 foursome, includes 9 holes with cart, raffle prizes, players gift, drink ticket and a Mexican Fiesta.

Club rental $15.00. Optional Clinic with PGA/LPGA Instructor at 1:00 pm, cost $20.00

Wear your favorite Lime Green themed outfit.

All levels welcome! Must have proper attire and know the basic rules of golf.

Location Info: 70 Lyman Rd, Middlefield, CT

Contact Info: To RSVP or register:hcc@hamdenchamber.com or hamdenregionalchamber.com or info@midstatechamber.com or midstatechamber.com

August 2020

Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 8:30 AM
At Chamber Office~ Place 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.

Location Info: Address TBD

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

 Save the Date

Midstate Chamber's 33rd Annual Chamber Golf Tourney - ALL are Welcomed to play!

RSVP Now Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 10:30 AM–8:00 PM
At Hunter Golf Course and Violi's Restaurant

Description: We'll all be ready for a day on the links as we come together to raise funds for education awards for area student.

Location Info: 688 Westfield Rd., Meriden, CT.

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

Gallery 53 Community Event-Design a Windchime

Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Gallery 53

Description: Gallery 53 Community Evernt--Design a Windchime with Libby Hitchcock

Saturday August 8--10am to 12noon$30 includes materials

Location Info: 53 Colony St, Meriden, CT 06451

Contact Info: 203-235-5347 or Gallery53ct@gmail.com

Government and Business Development Committee

RSVP Now Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 3:30 PM–4:30 PM
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 generally meets at 8:30 am on the second Tuesday of each month. Open to ALL!

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

Contact Info: Call the Meriden Chamber at 203.235.7901 or info@meridenchamber.com.

Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 3:30 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 Chamber's program of work and set policy for the organization. The Board meets on the second Wednesday 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.

SCORE: Free Confidential Coaching for Small Business Folk

RSVP Now Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: Please call the chamber at 203.235.7901 to make your confidential appointment with a SCORE councilor.

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

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

7th Annual Gaylord Gauntlet 5K

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Description: AUGUST 15 is the NEW DATE for 2020 GAYLORD GAUNTLET. Due to the evolving situation around COVID-19 the 2020 Gaylord Gauntlet 5k Obstacle Run is changed to SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2020. While the future is unpredictable, we feel this date will allow for a safe and fun event. There has always been a level of social distancing as a result of our controlled, separate waves and multiple measures will be put into effect to ensure a safe event. WE ARE NOT accepting new registrations, at this time. THANKYOU for your understanding! PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING DETAILS:

1. The Gaylord Gauntlet is a vital fundraiser with 100% of our profits supporting our adaptive sports program and other projects that have a direct patient impact.

2. If you cannot run on the new date you have several options:· Replace yourself with another runner· Donate your registration· Ask for a refund

3. For any and all questions please email: publicrelations@gaylord.org and to "https://www.gaylord.org/GauntletSponsor" target=_blank>sponsor visit this site .

We are excited to host another amazing event and you can be assured we will keep the safety of all our participants at the forefront of our planning for August. SEE YOU THEN!

Get ready for a day of fun and challenge as you navigate through manmade and natural obstacles through woods and field. Teams are encouraged and prizes will be awarded. Proceeds benefit the Gaylord Sports Association which provides adaptive sports to people with physical disabilities.

Location Info: Gaylord Farms Road, Wallingford CT

Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 8:30 AM–9:30 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 2020

Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 8:30 AM
At Chamber Office~ Place 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.

Location Info: Address TBD

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

 Postponed

124th Annual Meeting, Dinner and Silent Auction

RSVP Now Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 4:30 PM–8:00 PM
At Aqua Turf Club

Description: *POSTPONED*

Details to follow on what is known as THE BUSINESS NETWORKING CELEBRATION OF THE YEAR honoring Business and Community Leaders for their accomplishments and recognizing 124 Years of business leadership provided by your Midstate Chamber of Commerce.

Location Info: Plantsville, CT

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

Government and Business Development Committee

RSVP Now Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 3:30 PM–4:30 PM
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 generally meets at 8:30 am on the second Tuesday of each month. Open to ALL!

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

Contact Info: Call the Meriden Chamber at 203.235.7901 or info@meridenchamber.com.

Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 3:30 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 Chamber's program of work and set policy for the organization. The Board meets on the second Wednesday 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.

SCORE: Free Confidential Coaching for Small Business Folk

RSVP Now Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: Please call the chamber at 203.235.7901 to make your confidential appointment with a SCORE councilor.

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

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

Business After Hours: United Way of Meriden & Wallingford Campaign Awards & Kickoff

RSVP Now Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Meriden Green (Rain Date is Fri., Sep. 18)

Description: This is a special program to recognize businesses that donate to our United Way of Meriden & Wallingford with awards AND kickoff this year's campaign.

This is a "can't miss" opportunity to meet with UWMW staff, board of directors and agency directors - all in one place! Mingle with business and community leaders from Meriden & Wallingford and learn how our United Way provides critical support to our residents, with the help of donors like you and through key relationships with area agencies.

Location Info: 175 East Main St., Meriden

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