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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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October 2019

Boscov's Friends Helping Friends Day

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Description: Everyone who purchases a $5 Friends Helping Friends pass receives a 25%* discount shopping pass for purchases made only October 16, 2019.

In addition, they are eligible to win a $100 or $500 gift card! Your organization keeps the entire $5 from every shopping pass sold. Purchasers of the pass can easily recoup their $5 and much more through the savings they enjoy with their pass. Boscov's supplies the passes, signs, advertising and the free refreshments served throughout the day on our store on Friends Helping Friends Day. It is truly a terrific opportunity for your group and its supporters. And it's fun!

Location Info: 470 Lewis Ave, Meriden

Higher Movement Annual Halloween Costume Party & Trunk or Treat

Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
At Higher Movement

Description: On Saturday, October 19th from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm we will be hosting our 5th annual Halloween Costume Party! At our party there will be dancing, snacks, games and a trunk or treat!

If you would like to be participate in our trunk or treat by decorating your trunk and handing out candy, please let us know. We will be having a contest for best car and the winner will receive 2 FREE recital tickets! Please be sure to let us know ASAP if you would like to decorate your trunk and hand out candy to attendees!

Be sure to wear your costume as well as there will be a few different costume contests!!!

Location Info: 164 Scott Street Meriden

1Praize 1Worship

Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 6:00 PM
At King's House Church International

Description: Robmega Events in collaboration with King's Praize presents the 5th edition of 1Praize 1Worship Gospel Explosion featuring First Lady Gift, Minister Enoch, Minister Carey and many more!

Free Admission and Free Parking

KingsHouseChurch.org

Location Info: 410 Colony St, Meriden

Meriden Candidate Forum presented by RJ Media Group

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 6:00 PM–8:30 PM
At Washington Middle School

Description: Come out to hear from the candidates running for City Council and Mayor. . Record-Journal Editor & Senior Vice President Ralph Tomaselli will moderate.

The moderator and panel will ask a broad range of questions provided by the Record-Journal and Midstate Chamber. The moderator will ask select questions from the public.

Video of the forum will be broadcast on the Record-Journal website and social media.

Location Info: 1225 N Broad St, Meriden

Fiderio and Sons Home Remodeling Celebrates 35 Year Anniversary

Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
At Fiderio and Sons Home Remodeling

Description: Fiderio & Sons Home Remodeling Proudly Celebrating Our 35 Year Anniversary! This year we are proudly celebrating 35 years of business! To show our thanks for your continued support, we will be hosting a Customer Appreciation Day & Celebration for our customers, friends and neighbors! You are cordially invited to joins us at Fiderio & Sons Home Remodeling located at 687 Broad Street, Meriden CT on Saturday, October 26th 2019 11am to 2pm  The event is FREE and all are welcome for an all-day celebration with great food featuring the Old World Pizza Truck, a caricature artist, popcorn, music, *giveaways and *CASH prizes! Our showroom will additionally be open and guests are invited to stroll our design center and showroom! Don't miss the fun, RSVP today! Please save the date & help us spread the word with your friends and family! We are excited to see you! RSVP & Guest Registration is requested in advance but not required. This event is rain or shine as we will have our showroom and design center open as well as, tents for outdoor attractions and food! This event is free and open to the public. Fiderio & Sons Remodeling Specialists will be available and onsite for personal appointments or conversations regarding any questions you might have about future remodeling projects and estimates. We are grateful for your support over the last 35 years and look forward to providing top notch service for many more!

Location Info: 687 Broad Street

Contact Info: RSVP by calling 1-203-935-8602

Autumn Leaves Concert with Jason Castonguay

Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 2:00 PM
At Mt. Carmel Campus

Description: Our Lady Queen of Angels presents Autumn Leaves Concert with Jason Castonguay. Blind since birth, a graduate of CCSC both in Music Performance and Information Management (Computer Technology). He will dazzle you with the organ's ability to replicate sounds of theatre pipe organ. His singing voice will touch your heart. His mastery of piano will astound you.

Free Entry

Location Info: 109 Goodwill Ave, Meriden

November 2019

Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Please

Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
At Jaguar Land Rover North Haven

Description: A fundraising event by Executive Cares to benefit Easterseals Driver Assessment Program.

Join Easterseals at Jaguar Land Rover North Haven for a wine, cheese and chocolate tasting fundraiser! Wine provided by W I N E B O W and chocolate provided by Fascia's Chocolates, Thompson Chocolates Sweet Maria's. All proceeds raised will support Easterseals Driver Assessment Program to create a fully functional vehicle, outfitted with specialized technology and adoptive equipment.

Ticket Information

Admission is $50 per individual and includes one entry for the Grand Prize Giveaway.

To purchase tickets online go to: https://eastersealsamples.eventbrite.com

For any questions or to purchase tickets with cash, credit card or check, contact Kristie Balisciano at 203-754-5141 x253 or e-mail events@eswct.com Grand Prize Giveaway Executive Cares is awarding one (1) qualified winner a (2) year lease of a 2019 Acura ILX! Must be present to win. For rules and lease information please visit Executive Cares on Facebook (@ExecutiveCares) or ExecutiveAutoGroup.com. In lieu of lease, qualified winner can choose to redeem a cash prize of $5,000. Sponsorships Available!

Location Info: 525 Washington Ave. North Haven, CT 0647.

Contact Info: Kristie Balisciano at 203-754-5141 x253

Our Lady Queen of Angels Parish Harvest Dinner

Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 4:00 PM–6:00 PM
At Holy Angels Center

Description: Our Lady Queen of Angels Parish presents their Harvest Dinner, which will have roast pork, mashed potatoes (sweet and regular), green beans, and chicken tenders with fries for the kids and desert for all! Tickets will go on sale after ,asses starting the weekend of October 19th and 20th

Adult Tickets $12 Children Tickets - $5

Music will be provided by The Connecticut Bristol Old Tyme Fiddlers Club

Digital Essentials Workshop

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 12:00 PM
At Homebase Digital

Description: Your local chamber and your hometown digital marketing agency invites you to attend a series of FREE workshops designed to help local businesses better understand and utilize digital marketing services. In this workshop the main focus will be "SEO,SEM,GMB. What are these and why are they important for your business?" Limited to 15 participates and lunch provided by Homebase Digital.

Location Info: 500 South Broad Street, 2nd floor, Meriden

Business After Hours: Salon Nathaniel Signature Grand Opening | Wallingford

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Salon Nathaniel Signature

Description: All members are invited to attend this special event to celebrate Salon Nathaniel's expansion and Grand Opening of their new Wallingford location. Come join us in celebrating this incredible achievement!

Location Info: 33 North Main Street, Wallingford

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

Better Business Summit

Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
At Red Lion in Cromwell

Description: We're partnering with Better Business Bureau Serving Connecticut to kick off the second annual Better BUSINESS Summit just 25 minutes south of Hartford, and we hope to see you there!

#BBS19 is designed to support Connecticut businesses and professionals, giving them an opportunity to learn, grow and connect with thought leaders and industry experts.

It's a day for you to spend working ON your business instead of IN it. It's a chance for you to sharpen the tools you need to thrive in Connecticut's tough economy. With keynote speakers like Karen Hinds, Author; Founder and CEO of Workplace Success Group and Tom Rusin, CEO of Global Membership for HomeServe PLC, along with many others

REGISTER NOW! 1.) Go to BetterBusinessSummit.com 2.)Click "Register Now" 3.)Purchase your tickets!* *Select the "EarlyBird" option at checkout to attend the Summit for only $99. That's over $200 in savings. But the offer only lasts while tickets last-so make sure you don't miss your chance! Grab your staff members, colleagues and peers-we'll see you on Nov 7!

Location Info: 100 Berlin Rd, Cromwell, CT 06416

Contact Info: Jackie MacKnight jmacknight@ct.bbb.org (860)740-4500 ext.123

Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Please

Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
At Jaguar Land Rover North Haven

Description: Join Easterseals at Jaguar Land Rover North Haven for a wine, cheese and chocolate tasting fundraiser! All proceeds raised will support Easterseals Driver Assessment program to create a fully functional vehicle, outfitted with specialized technology and adaptive equipment.

Admission is $50 per individual and includes one entry for the Grand Prize Giveaway. You must be 21 or over to attend. Executive Cares is awarding one qualified winner a two year lease of a 2019 Acura ILX for the Grand Prize Giveaway!

To purchase tickets online go to EastersealsSamples.EventBrite.com

Location Info: 525 Washington Ave North Haven, CT 06473

Contact Info: (203)754-5141 Ext.253

Public Informational Meeting

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 6:00 PM
At Francis T. Maloney High School (Cafeteria)

Description: Public Informational Meeting South Central Regional Council Of Governments

Route 5 Corridor Study Meriden/Wallingford Meeting Location - Meriden Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Francis T. Maloney High School - Cafeteria 121 Gravel Street Meriden, CT

1. Public viewing/open house of study graphics and materials

2. Introductions -Stephen Dudley, SCRCOG -Howard Weissberg, City of Meriden -Robert Baltramaitis, Town of Wallingford

3. General Project Information and Design Presentation -Charles Baker, VHB -Bridget Boucaud, VN

4. Public Participation -Comments

SCRCOG, Meriden and Wallingford officials and VHB representatives will be available after the presentation for an informal question and answer session.

Location Info: 121 Gravel Street, Meriden, CT

Digital Essentials Workshop

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 12:00 PM
At Homebase Digital

Description: Your local chamber and your hometown digital marketing agency invites you to attend a series of FREE workshops designed to help local businesses better understand and utilize digital marketing services. In this workshop the main focus will be "Customers and Lead List. How to grow it and what to do with it once you have them " Limited to 15 participates and lunch provided by Homebase Digital.

Location Info: 500 South Broad Street, 2nd Floor, Meriden

SCORE: Free Confidential Coaching for Small Business Folk

RSVP Now Thursday, November 14, 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.

28th Annual Franciscan Christmas Fair

Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 9:30 AM–2:30 PM
At Franciscan Life Center

Description: Benefitting the Franciscan Life Center and Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care.

Living Crèche, Santa Clause, Franciscan Pottery, Homemade Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Breads, Rolls, Cookies, Crafts, "Almost New" Items, Candles, Children's Activities, Fresh Cut Christmas Trees, Wreaths, Raffles and Refreshments.

Open to the Public - No Entrance Fee

Visit flcenter.org for more information

Location Info: 271 Finch Ave, Meriden

December 2019

 Save the Date 12/3/2019

Midstate Chamber Holiday Celebration

RSVP Now Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
At Il Monticello

Description: Details to follow on what is known as THE HOLIDAY NETWORKING AFFAIR of the YEAR!

SCORE: Free Confidential Coaching for Small Business Folk

RSVP Now Thursday, December 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.

January 2020

SCORE: Free Confidential Coaching for Small Business Folk

RSVP Now Thursday, January 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.

February 2020

SCORE: Free Confidential Coaching for Small Business Folk

RSVP Now Thursday, February 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.