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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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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

August 2020

 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

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

September 2020

 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.

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.

Girls Inc: Strong, Smart, and Bold Benefit Celebration

RSVP Now Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
At Il Monticello Banquet Facility

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

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, 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: South Broad Street, Meriden,

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.

October 2020

SCORE: Free Confidential Coaching for Small Business Folk

RSVP Now Thursday, October 8, 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.

November 2020

SCORE: Free Confidential Coaching for Small Business Folk

RSVP Now Thursday, November 12, 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.

December 2020

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.

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.

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