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These are the upcoming area events with a community, family or entertainment theme. These include visual arts and performances, cultural and sporting events, fairs and festivals, tours and more.

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March 2019

Skill Up for Manufacturing

Monday, March 25, 2019 through Friday, April 26, 2019

Description: Manufacture Your Future

IS THIS YOU?

Connecticut resident Minimum HS Diploma/GED 18 years or older

Unemployed, Under-Employed or Dislocated Worker

Computer Experience or Mechanically Inclined Like "Hands-On" work

Good at Math

*FREE* to those who successfully complete an Assessment and Eligibility session REQUIRED after application. SUPPORT SERVICES include travel reimbursement, daycare assistance and required books, tools & clothing.

CASH STIPEND for successful completion of training benchmarks.

For FAQs, The Course Outline, and Resources Click Here.

APPLY TODAY @workforcealliance.biz/skillup

Put your strengths to work and gain the skills needed to move quickly into manufacturing jobs!

Complete the initial application form online to attend *FREE* 5-WEEK CLASS: MARCH 25 - APRIL 26, 2019 at Gateway Community College, New Haven

MANUFACTURING EMPLOYER PARTNERS

These employers and more will recruit from the class for open positions. Incentives offered for paid on-the-job training.

DID YOU KNOW? CT has 13,000+ manufacturing jobs to be filled..

Contact Info: Questions? Call coordinator: Steve Johnson 203-867-4030- ext. 233

April 2019

AAC Complimentary Believable Hope Support for Families

RSVP Now Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 6:30 PM–8:30 PM
At Middlesex Community College, ROOM 808A

Description: Be a part of our recovery group. We are a welcoming, honest support group created just for the families and friends of people struggling with addiction.

This 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

The Bradley Home and Pavillion presents: A Spring Cards and Board Game Party

RSVP Now Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 2:00 PM–4:00 PM
At The Bradley Home

Description: The Bradley Home and Pavilion are delighted to invite you to our spring cards and board game party!!

Join us for an afternoon of cards and other various board games.

Refreshments will be provided.

Please feel free to invite a friend or two as well to join in on the fun!!

Location Info: 320 Colony Street, Meriden, CT 06450

Contact Info: Please RSVP by April 23rd 2019, to Ms. Anne Dembski @ 203-235-5716.

Anxiety Workshop

Thursday, April 25, 2019 through Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 7:00 PM–8:30 PM
At Franciscan Life Center Campus ( Chiara Center Seminar Room)

Description: Do you, or someone you love, suffer with anxiety? Would you like to learn more about how to handle it? We can help!

The Franciscan Life Center is offering a six-week educational program under the direction of Dr. Thomas Finn, a clinical psychologist on staff. Dr. Finn will present:

* the biology of fear and anxiety

* the psychological roots of anxiety reactions

* controlled breathing and relaxation techniques

* thinking patterns that trigger anxiety and how to change those patterns

* building self-esteem

* assertive communication

Dates: Wednesday, April 25, 2019 Wednesday, May 30, 2019

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Location: Franciscan Life Center Campus

Chiara Center Seminar Room

275 Finch Avenue

Meriden, CT 06451

Cost: $40.00 per session

Telephone: 203-237-8084

Fax: 203-639-1333

For more information or to register call 203-237-8084 or visit www.flcenter.org

Location Info: 275 Finch Ave, Meriden, CT 06451

Contact Info: For more information or to register call 203-237-8084

The 41st Annual Meriden Daffodil Festival and Business and Community Showcase

RSVP Now Saturday, April 27, 2019 through Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
At Hubbard Park

Description: Contact the Midstate Chamber today if you are interested in showcasing your business to over 50,000 people on Daffodil Festival weekend.

We will have up to 65 vendors under the huge heated and security controlled tent. This year is a "Beach Theme" in the Expo tent and we are encouraging our exhibitors to be creative and embrace the theme!

Also, Sunday at the Festival will have additional participation from our Health and Wellness council member businesses to draw but another type of audience.

You can always visit www.daffodilfest.com for specific details about the 41st Annual event! With food, crafts, music, fireworks, amusements and a parade that has to be seen to be believed, the Meriden Daffodil Festival is a springtime funfest for old and young, couples and singles, families and friends.

Location Info: West Main street, Meriden, CT.

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

May 2019

Leadership Academy of Meriden and Wallingford

Friday, May 3, 2019

Description: This program was made possible with grants from the James H. Napier Foundation and the CUNO Foundation.

Girls Inc: Strong, Smart, and Bold Benefit Celebration for Lilliana Nigro-McAuliffe

RSVP Now Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
At Zandri's Stillwood Inn

Description: Join Us for Girl's Incorporated of Meriden's Strong, Smart, and Bold Benefit Celebration!!

On Wednesday, May 8th; we will be honoring this year's 2019 recipient:

Lilliana Nigro- McAuliffe

There will be a 5:00pm Cocktail Hour/ Cash Bar

Dinner and presentation will begin promptly at 6:00pm. Meal Choices are: Prime Rib, Chicken Francais, or Vegetarian. Cost is $60 Per Person

Come on down for cocktails and stay for a delicious dinner and an even better presentation honoring this amazing female! Join Us in celebrating 100 years of Strong, Smart, and Bold... Girls Inc.

We hope to see everyone there!!

Location Info: 1074 S. Colony Rd., Rt. 5, Wallingford, CT 06492

Contact Info: Please Contact Girls Inc. of Meriden at 203.235.7146 or email your RSVP to Michelle at michelle@girlsincmeriden.com or for more information and/or sponsorship opportunities.

SCORE: Free Confidential Coaching for Small Business Folk

RSVP Now Thursday, May 9, 2019 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.

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare: Wine, Beer, & Cordial Tasting Event

RSVP Now Friday, May 10, 2019 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM
At Brooker Building on the Grounds of Gaylord Specialty Healthcare

Description: Gaylord Specialty Healthcare would like to have everyone join us for our Wine, Beer & Cordial Tasting Event!

This event is to benefit renovations to The Brain Injury Unit.

There will be Hearty Appetizers, a Raw Bar, Raffles, Over 20 different Wines to Sample, Craft Beers, and the Billy CoFrances Jazz Quartet will be providing sound entertainment for the evening.

Tickets are available ONLINE ONLY and are priced at $50 per ticket. All benefits go toward a great cause, so please feel free to invite a guest or two!!

Our Sponsors include:

Ives Road Wine & Spirits, Drink Caffeine, TAG, Bohan & Bradstreet (Talent Aquistion Partners) and The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. THANK YOU!!

Location Info: 50 Gaylord Farm Rd, Wallingford, CT 06492

Contact Info: Go To www.gaylord.org/wine to purchase your ticket today.

Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute: Free Skin Screenings!!

RSVP Now Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 4:45 PM–6:00 PM
At Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute @ The Hospital of Central Connecticut

Description: FREE SKIN SCREENINGS!!

According to the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, there are over one million new cases of Skin Cancer diagnosed in the U.S. each year, out numbering all other cancers combined. While Skin Cancer is the most common form of Cancer, it is also highly treatable if detected early.

Have you had a Skin Screening?

Are you uninsured or underinsured?

Register for this FREE skin screening and take a healthy step toward skin cancer prevention and early detection.

An Appointment is NECESSARY and space is VERY LIMITED!!

Location Info: 183 North Mountain Rd., New Britain, CT 06051

Contact Info: To Register and Secure your spot, call: 1-855-HHC-HERE

2019 Job, Employment and Career Fair at Westfierld Meriden Mall!

RSVP Now Friday, May 17, 2019 at 12:00 PM–3:00 PM
At Westfield Meriden Mall

Description: Employers looking to hire can find the talent on Friday, May 17, 2019 at the 2019 Job, Employment and Career Fair at Westfield Meriden Mall, 470 Lewis Ave., Meriden, CT.

Our previous Job Fairs in 2018 were amazingly SUCCESSFUL and attracted over 500 registered job seekers with a variety of talents. All exhibiting employers were very pleased and now we're hosting a pre-summer job fair at Westfield Meriden Mall.

Start the summer of 2019 off right with the talent that your company requires.

Westfield Meriden Mall will be transformed into an employment networking space from 12:00 p.m. through 3:00 p.m. and feature 25 employers or more.

The job fair is co-hosted by Workforce Alliance, the American Job Center, the Midstate Chamber of Commerce, Westfield Property Group Meriden and the Record-Journal Media Group.

Location Info: 470 Lewis Ave., Meriden, CT

Contact Info: Employers can register through the Midstate Chamber of Commerce at (203) 235-7901, email info@midstatechamber.com or contact the Workforce Alliance at (203) 867-4030 x 254.

Employers can also visit www.midstatechamber.com/calendar/2019jobfair/ for more details and to see which other businesses are participating!

Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute: Free Skin Screenings!!

RSVP Now Friday, May 24, 2019 at 5:00 PM–6:15 PM
At Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute @ Midstate Medical Center

Description: FREE SKIN SCREENINGS!!

According to the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, there are over one million new cases of Skin Cancer diagnosed in the U.S. each year, out numbering all other cancers combined. While Skin Cancer is the most common form of Cancer, it is also highly treatable if detected early.

Have you had a Skin Screening?

Are you uninsured or underinsured?

Register for this FREE skin screening and take a healthy step toward skin cancer prevention and early detection.

An Appointment is NECESSARY and space is VERY LIMITED!!

Location Info: 435 Lewis Avenue, Meriden, CT 06450

Contact Info: To Register and Secure your spot, call: 1-855-HHC-HERE

June 2019

Save the Date!!: Franciscan Sports Banquet and Silent Auction

RSVP Now Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 5:30 PM–9:30 PM
At Aqua Turf Club

Description: Save the Date to come and attend the Franciscan Sports Banquet and Silent Auction.

This event is being held to Benefit the Franciscan Life Center and Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care.

We will be honoring the following people:

Jay Wright, Head Coach, Villanova Men's Basketball, Saint Francis Award

Sharon Robinson, Educational Consultant for Major League Baseball and Author, Saint Clare Award

Paul Polo, Senior Vice President, ACMT, Inc., Jim Calhoun Community Service Award

Ray Andrewsen, General Manager, WQUN, Dean of Sports Award

John Sullivan, Owner, Sullivan Brothers Remodeling, LLC, Mother Shaun Appreciation Award

Bob DeMayo, Head Coach, North Haven High School Boy's Baseball, Recognition Award

Cost: $65.00/person. Children 12 and under: $30.00.

Come and Show your appreciation for all of these amazing people who have done an excellent job serving our community!! From all of us at the chamber, We say thank you and we hope to see everyone there!!

Location Info: 556 Mulberry St, Plantsville, CT 06479

Contact Info: For more information or to learn more about the Franciscan Sports Banquet and Silent Auction Call 203-237-8084 or visit flcenter.org or franciscanhc.org

 Save the Date 6/5/2019

Midstate Chamber's 32nd Annual Chamber Golf Tourney - ALL are Welcomed to play!

RSVP Now Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 10:30 AM–8:00 PM
At Hunter Golf Course and Violi's Restaurant

Description: Details to follow…

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

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

SPONSORS Midstate Chamber's 32nd Annual Chamber Golf Tourney

RSVP Now Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 10:30 AM

SCORE: Free Confidential Coaching for Small Business Folk

RSVP Now Thursday, June 13, 2019 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.

July 2019

SCORE: Free Confidential Coaching for Small Business Folk

RSVP Now Thursday, July 11, 2019 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.

August 2019

SCORE: Free Confidential Coaching for Small Business Folk

RSVP Now Thursday, August 8, 2019 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.

September 2019

SCORE: Free Confidential Coaching for Small Business Folk

RSVP Now Thursday, September 12, 2019 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.

October 2019

SCORE: Free Confidential Coaching for Small Business Folk

RSVP Now Thursday, October 10, 2019 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.