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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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April 2020

*POSTPONED* Prom Angels

Monday, April 6, 2020 through Thursday, April 9, 2020

Description: Join Prom Angels for their annual free prom dress and accessory boutique April 6-9th from 3:00 - 6:00 PM at 165 Miller Street on the 2nd floor in the Teen Conference Room. Registration is required- please visit www.promangelsct.com to make an appointment online. Bring your student ID- it's required.

Location Info: 165 Miller Street

*POSTPONED* SCORE: Free Confidential Coaching for Small Business Folk

RSVP Now Thursday, April 9, 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.

*POSTPONED* Adolescent SBIRT: Adolescent Girls and Opioids

Friday, April 17, 2020 at 9:00 AM–1:00 PM
At Teen Conference Room 2nd floor

Description: On Friday, April 17, 2020 the department will be hosting a training on adolescent girls and opioids. This training will be from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at 165 Miller Street on the 2nd floor in the Teen Conference Room. This training is FREE and will include helpful resources and referral information. To register please visit https://tinyurl.com/wyqzts8.

Location Info: 165 Miller Street

21st Annual Meriden Rotary Daffodil 5k Race/Walk

Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Description: 5K Race - All Ages Weclomed Senior Runner Categories Recognized Ages 70-79, 80-89, 90+. Kid's Free Run is FREE! Toddlers to 12 year olds can run a quick sprint around the parking lot and be in a drawing to win 1 of 4 bicycles that will be raffled off that day! Register Online: RaceHubbardPark.org

 Cancelled 4/25/2020

SUSPENDEDThe 42nd Annual Meriden Daffodil Festival & Business Showcase

RSVP Now Saturday, April 25, 2020 through Sunday, April 26, 2020 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 room for up to 65 vendors under the huge heated and security controlled tent.

More to follow on highlights to expect inside the tent in 2020!

You can always visit www.daffodilfest.com for specific details about the 42nd Annual event! With food, crafts, music, 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.

 Postponed 4/29/2020

*POSTPONED* 124th Annual Meeting, Dinner and Silent Auction

RSVP Now Wednesday, April 29, 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.

May 2020

Shred Event with PROSHRED for Our Meriden Humane Society

Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Meriden Humane Society

Description: ProShred is partnering with Meriden Humane Society to provide our community with a safe and secure way to destroy personal documents; while helping our furry friends! * $10 suggested donation per box - all proceeds will benefit Meriden Humane society * Please no 3-ring binders or electronic media * Staples/Paper clips do not need to be removed

Location Info: 311 Murdock Ave, Meriden

SCORE: Free Confidential Coaching for Small Business Folk

RSVP Now Thursday, May 14, 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.

Celebrate 15: Party at the Palace

Friday, May 15, 2020 at 5:00 PM
At Palace Theater

Description: Join us for a fabulous evening of music, dancing, and delicious food as we celebrate our 15th Anniversary with a Palace-wide party! If you haven't attended one of our end-of-season events before, this is the year to gather up your friends and come! Entertainment Includes: • Crosseyed Cat • Shaded Soul • Eran Troy Danner • Shae Apland & Marissa Famiglietti with Joseph Jacovino • The John Mobilio Jazz Experience with Bea Forgione • Nathaniel Zembruski Each space in the theater will be alive with live entertainment, dancing, specialty drinks, and plentiful food stations.

Location Info: 100 E Main St, Waterbury, CT 06702

Contact Info: Call: 203-346-2000

Party at the Palace

Friday, May 15, 2020 at 5:00 PM
At Palace Theater

Description: Join us for a fabulous evening of music, dancing, and delicious food as we celebrate our 15th Anniversary with a Palace-wide party! Entertainment Includes: -Crosseyed Cat -Shaded Soul -Eran Troy Danner -Shae Apland & Marissa Famiglietti with Joseph Jacovino -The John Molbillo Jazz Experience with Bea Forgione -Nathaniel Zembruski New This Year: By joining us as a Signature Sponsor, you will receive two tickets to our Celebrate 15 wall! Tickets: $75 Includes two drink tickets, plentiful food & dessert stations and complimentary beer tasting. For group Discounts (10 or more), call the Box Office 203.346.20000 Buy 9 tickets, get the 10th ticket FREE!

Location Info: 100 East Main Street Waterbury, Ct 06702

Contact Info: Box office 203.346.2000

City of Meriden's 2020 Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 25, 2020 at 10:00 AM
At Start Curtis Street, End Meriden Green

Description: On behalf of the City of Meriden's United Veterans Council we would like to invite you to participate in Meriden's 202 Memorial Day Parade. Lineup will begin on Curtis Street at 8:45. The Parade Route will start on Curtis Street, going past Veterans Memorial Boulevard onto Broad Street, then down East Main Street to Pratt Street and conclude at the New Meriden Green- after which a Ceremony will take place. Through the combined efforts of the American Legion, the City of Meriden and the Meriden Veterans Council, our mission is to Honor and Focus our attention on all of our fallen Brothers & Sisters, so we never forget! Your acceptance to participate in this most meaningful day is an important chapter in our cities/state & countries history, to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice! Please share this information with any additional groups/clubs/organizations or fellow Americans- who wish to be involved in our 2020 Memorial Day Parade-All are welcome! We are privileged to have as our 2020 Grand Marshall(s) this year, Mr. Peter Jandreau (Korea Vet) & Mr. Donald Jandreau (Vietnam Vet) who honorably served our GREAT country! Mr. Walter A. Shamock Jr. is a Korean Veteran, who honorably served in the US Airforce and is posthumously remembered by All!

Contact Info: (203) 634-9876 or 203-641-4622 FAX: 203-630-0087

Meriden Opioid Referral For Recovery

RSVP Now Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 4:30 PM
At Il Monticello

Description: To commemorate the hard work and accomplishments throughout the first year of the MORR program, The city of Meriden, Rushford, and the Midstate Chamber of Commerce are hosting the first recognition celebration. The ad book and program will be given to each attendee at the event. All proceeds of the event will be given to the Heath & Wellness council of the Midstate Chamber of Commerce. Ad prices are as follows: Full Page - $100.00 Reception Tickets: Half Page- $50.00 $25.00/Person Business Card- $25.00 Please submit your ad by May 22,2020- to Megan Fitzsimons

Location Info: 577 So. Broad Street, Meriden, Ct. 06450

Contact Info: RSVP to Midstate Chamber Submit Ad by mail, email , or fax. to Megan.fitzsimons@hhchealth.org Ph: 203-630-5357 Fax: 203-634-7061 Rushford, 883 Paddock Ave., Meriden, Ct. 06450

50th Annual Special Day for Special People

Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
At Hubbard Park

Description: Please join the Meriden Senior Center for their annual free picnic in the park for all Meriden Senior Citizens and residents of extended care facilities on Saturday, May 30, 2020 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Hubbard Park. For more information please contact the Meriden Senior Center at 203-237-0066

June 2020

35th Annual Wheeler Clinic Golf Classic

Monday, June 8, 2020

Description: TEE up today for the 35th Annual Golf Classic sponsored by the Wheeler Clinic. The event will be held at The Country Club of Farmington. There are plenty of opportunities to participate for non-golfers as well. Click here for more details. MESSAGE.https://www.wheelerclinic.org/donors/events?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GFTH_December_2019&utm_term=GivingFromTheHeart&utm_content=GFTH_December_2019

Location Info: 806 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT 06032

SCORE: Free Confidential Coaching for Small Business Folk

RSVP Now Thursday, June 11, 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.

 Save the Date

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

RSVP Now Wednesday, June 17, 2020 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.

July 2020

SCORE: Free Confidential Coaching for Small Business Folk

RSVP Now Thursday, July 9, 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.

August 2020

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.

September 2020

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.

Wallingford 350th Jubilee Parade I

Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 1:00 PM
At From North Main Street to Sheehan High School

Description: The Wallingford 350th Jubilee Parade is set for June 20, 2020, the Parade Committee announced in a newsletter.

The parade is among several celebrations marking the 350th anniversary of the founding of the town in 1670 being planned by the Wallingford 350th Jubilee Committee. The Parade Committee is tasked with organizing the parade's bands, floats and entertainment.

The parade is slated to step off at 1 p.m. from North Main Street, proceed along a two-mile route on Center Street and South Elm Street, and end at Lyman Hall High School.

The total time is estimated at four hours, the newsletter said. Shuttle buses are in the works from several locations on the east and west sides of town.

The parade is expected to feature local and regional marching bands, fife and drum corps, floats, entertainers, civic groups, businesses, antique cars and military groups.

There is no rain date due to the size of the event, the newsletter said.

Location Info: Wallingford, CT.

Contact Info: For more information, visit www.wallingford350.org.