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Events

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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November 2020

The Spirit of the Franciscan Christmas Fair

Saturday, November 21, 2020 through Sunday, December 20, 2020

Description: This year, because of the pandemic, our Franciscan Christmas Fair, benefitting the Franciscan Life Center and Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care will be online. We invite you to join us for The Spirit of the Franciscan Christmas Fair November 21 - December 20, 2020. We will be recapturing the spirit of our Living Crèche from past years, selling fair items online including Christmas trees, wreaths, centerpieces, pottery, handmade miniature reindeer, handmade candles, Merry Miscellaneous items, Holy Land pieces and more. There is a Basket Raffle and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be live from the North Pole. Please join us in supporting The Spirit of the Franciscan Christmas Fair by visiting franciscanchristmasfair.org.

Contact Info: Please join us in supporting The Spirit of the Franciscan Christmas Fair by visiting franciscanchristmasfair.org.

Or Call Gretchen Rossi at 203-237-8084

December 2020

SBA ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN 3 EASY STEPS: READY, SET, GO!

Friday, December 4, 2020 at 12:30 PM–1:30 PM
At virtual

Description: The SBA and Midstate Chamber of Commerce present:

ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN 3 EASY STEPS: READY, SET, GO!

This is the first of a 3 series presentation, please see Dec 11th and Dec 18th on the calendar for those links.

This workshop series lays the groundwork for helping new and aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business idea and understand the steps to building a business that is credit ready. The information is laid out simply in three modules. Come to all three or attend the one that fits your needs. The three modules focus on:

Dec 4th

- READY: Basics of Business Startup

(Covers what you need to consider and prepare for in the early stages)

click here to register

SCORE: Free Confidential Coaching for Small Business Folk

RSVP Now Thursday, December 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.

SBA ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN 3 EASY STEPS: READY, SET, GO!

Friday, December 11, 2020 at 12:30 PM–1:30 PM
At virtual

Description: The SBA and Midstate Chamber of Commerce present:

ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN 3 EASY STEPS: READY, SET, GO!

This is the second of a 3 series presentation.

This workshop series lays the groundwork for helping new and aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business idea and understand the steps to building a business that is credit ready. The information is laid out simply in three modules. Come to all three or attend the one that fits your needs. The three modules focus on:

Dec 4th

Dec 11th

- SET: Essentials of becoming credit-ready

(Where to get money; five C's of Credit; how to prepare a business loan application)

click here to register

Prostate Problems and Fixes, a virtual event

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 6:30 PM–8:00 PM
At Virtual presentation

Description: Join us for a free virtual class.
Prostate Problems and Fixes

Join our interactive class right from the comfort of yourphone, computer or tablet and learn more about:
¦ Signs and symptoms of prostate problems
¦ Treatment options
¦ Selecting the right treatment
¦ Plus, LIVE Q&A with the expert

Presenter:
Kenneth Weisman, MD
Board-certified urologist

Contact Info: REGISTRATION REQUIRED:Call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373) or go toHartfordHealthCare.org/VirtualClasses.After you register, you'll receive an email with easyinstructions on joining the virtual class.

SBA ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN 3 EASY STEPS: READY, SET, GO!

Friday, December 18, 2020 at 12:30 PM–1:30 PM
At virtual

Description: The SBA and Midstate Chamber of Commerce present:

ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN 3 EASY STEPS: READY, SET, GO!

This is the third of a 3 series presentation.

This workshop series lays the groundwork for helping new and aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business idea and understand the steps to building a business that is credit ready. The information is laid out simply in three modules. Come to all three or attend the one that fits your needs. The three modules focus on:

Dec 18th

- GO: How and where to find additional small business support and educational resources.(SBA District Office, SCORE, SBDC, Center for Women & Enterprise, Veteran's Centers)

click here to register.

January 2021

SCORE: Free Confidential Coaching for Small Business Folk

RSVP Now Thursday, January 14, 2021 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.

February 2021

SCORE: Free Confidential Coaching for Small Business Folk

RSVP Now Thursday, February 11, 2021 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.

March 2021

SCORE: Free Confidential Coaching for Small Business Folk

RSVP Now Thursday, March 11, 2021 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.

April 2021

SCORE: Free Confidential Coaching for Small Business Folk

RSVP Now Thursday, April 8, 2021 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.

125th Annual Meeting, Dinner and Silent Auction-Postponed

RSVP Now Saturday, April 17, 2021

Description: Due to the ongoing health risk of the Corona Virus, we have decided to postpone our 124th Annual Meeting that was scheduled for 9/3/20.

We instead will look forward to a special 125th Anniversary Celebration next year on April 17, 2021. We will honor our 2020 award winners then along with our 2021 winners.

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 125 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.

August 2021

Old Fashioned "Polish Picnic" sponsored by PNA Lodge

Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 1:00 PM–8:00 PM
At Fabulous PNA Park

Description: Join us in celebrating the 120Th Anniversary of our Polish National Alliance, Lodge #513

Featuring from Brulington Ontario, Canada Grammy Nominated John Gora & Gorale--Playing Polka, Rock, Disco Polo and more from 2pm to 7pm.

Food by CZAPIAGA's Polish Market and can be purchased separately from Admission fee of $5.00 PP--Children under 16 free

Everyone Is Welcome

Location Info: 171 North Plains Industrial Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Contact Info: www.pnapark.com