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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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June 2024

WBDC: QuickBooks Online - 3 Part Series

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 through Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 5:30 PM–7:00 PM
At Your Computer

Description: Join Sherry Konwerski, WBDC Business Advisor and Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor, for a 3-part hands-on course to learn how to manage your business finances with QuickBooks. In this series, you'll learn a broad range of bookkeeping functions, from setting up QuickBooks, to handling money in/money out, banking, payroll, and much more. If you've decided to use Quickbooks Online to manage your business finances but need help getting started, this class is for you!

This series is designed for business owners with 1+ years of sales. You must have a QuickBooks Online account to attend this class. A trial account is sufficient.

This 3 part class will be held on June 11th, June 18th & June 25th, 2024.

Contact Info: Registration is required. There is a $30 fee for this webinar. Click here for more information or to register.

Twilight Concert Series featuring The Bernadettes

Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
At Meriden Green

Description: Come out and enjoy the 2024 Twilight Concert Series featuring The Bernadettes! The Bernadettes specialize in performing R&B/Soul & Dance music. Their repertoir consists of crowd-pleasing classic musical sytles such as Motown hits, contemporary funk, soul, and R&B flavored rock songs as wella s varied genres reaching Frank Sinatra, Bob Marley, Steely Dan all the way to Bruno Mars, DNCE, and beyond!

Location Info: 77 State St., Meriden, CT

Music Under the Stars at the Park on Tuesday at PNA

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM
At Polish National Alliance - Lodge #513

Description: The Polish Nat'l Alliance of Wallingford presents Music Under the Stars at the Park on Tuesday evenings beginning in June 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Johnny Roz will be playing the music at the PNA park in the lower level.

Dates: June 11th & 25th, July 16th & 30th, August 13th & 27th.

Music Themes are as follows: 1) Oldies 2) Country 3) Polka 4) Rock 5) A Children's Dance 6) The British Invasion

Beverages & Refreshments are available from the Polish Nat'l Alliance Club, NO BYOB. PLUS, The Wright Way Burgers & BBQ Food truck will be on site providing delicious food throughout the evening (available for purchase). AND, Scoopy's Ice Cream Shop from Yalesville serving fabulous treats for ALL! (available for purchase)

Location Info: 171 N Plains Industrial Rd., Wallingford, CT 06492

The Meriden Historical Society Porogram- Day of Tears

Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 6:30 PM
At Meriden Historical Society

Description: This performance will officially kick off our countdown to America's 250th. The Day of Tears Touring Company will present an adaptation of Julius Lester's powerful book, Day of Tears depicting the largest recorded auction of people held in slavery in American history which took place on March 2 & 3, 1852 in Savanah, Georgia. History is not only an accounting of what happened, where and when, history includes the emotional biographies of those upon who life imposed itself; with cruelty we can only dimly Imagine. A significant part of this performance is to make real the lives of those referred to as slaves, however, they were persons as real as you and I. Join us for this moving performance. Registration required. Reserve your seat here for this powerful presentation in recognition of Juneteenth.

Location Info: 41 West Main Street, Meriden CT

Contact Info: Call 203.639.1913 or visit www.meridenhistoricalsociety.org

WBDC: The Power of the 4P's & Mastering Your Marketing Mix

Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Your Computer

Description: Are you finding it challenging to juggle business management and marketing? This course teaches you how to implement the essential marketing principles of the 4Ps (Product, Price, Place, Promotion) for a well-rounded approach to your marketing strategy.

By analyzing these components early on, you'll gain valuable insights into your product/service, target market, competition, and promotional options to create a plan for the upcoming quarter or year.

Contact Info: Registration is required. There is no fee for this webinar. Click to register.

July 2024

SAVE A LIFE WITH ONE SPRAY

Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at 9:00 AM–10:00 AM
At Meriden Health Department

Description: Meriden Health DepartmentSAVE A LIFE With One SprayFREE Community Narcan TrainingLearn what an overdose looks like and how to reverse them.All attendees get a Narcan kit, certificate of completion, and other prevention resources.Trainings are FREE and open to Meriden residents and organizations.

Location Info: 165 Miller Street, 2nd Floor, Meriden, CT

Contact Info: Register:Elizabeth DeMerchantPublic Health Educator203-630-4288

Hubbard Park Fireworks with Music by Daniel Hardin

Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
At Hubbard Park

Description: Come and enjoy Red, White Rhythm & Blues Meriden's Fireworks Celebration with Music by Daniel Hardin!

Starting at 5pm there will be facepainting, hula hoops with Judi Jones, food trucks and DJ Derek Destefano.

Daniel Hardin Concert takes the stage at 7pm. Daniel is a prolific singer/songwriter out of NYC influenced by a combination of rock, funk, americana and pop.

Fireworks start at 9pm. Inclement weather date is July 12th

Location Info: West Main St., Meriden

WBDC: Marking Cents of Your Idea

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 1:00 PM–2:00 PM
At Your Computer

Description: Have a great idea for a new business?

Come learn how to evaluate your idea to be sure it is a viable business concept. Or learn how to adapt your idea so that it can become the successful business you're envisioning. This class is designed for those who are early in their entrepreneurial journey.

This is a highly interactive class where you will be invited to briefly share your business idea. Our business advisor will provide feedback on the considerations you need to make to get started with your idea.

Contact Info: Registration is required. There is no fee for this webinar. Click to register.

WBDC: Marketing Made Simple - Email Sales Funnel

Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 1:00 PM–2:00 PM
At Your Computer

Description: Social media marketing may get all the buzz, but emailing your clients is still the best way to drive and close sales.

Join WBDC Business Advisor Joy Braddock to learn how to create Lead Nurture and Sales Email Campaigns that work hand-in-hand to bring buyers through your door and turn them into customers. All you need is the right framework and insights to help you craft what can be your #1 sales generating tool.

Contact Info: Registration is required. There is no fee for this webinar. Click here to register.

Twilight Concert Series featuring Inner Groove

Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
At Meriden Green

Description: Come out and enjoy the 2024 Twilight Concert Series featuring Inner Groove!

Inner Groove is a 6-piece band from Meriden. Founded by Denise Jones in 2010 and has been honored to play at the Twilight Concert Series in Meriden since its inception. After Denire moved back to Meriden with a new appreciation of the city, Inner Groove released "Tales from the Silver City" which includes lyrics which locals in particular will find enjoyable.

Location Info: 77 State St., Meriden, CT

Meriden Farmer's Market

Saturday, July 13, 2024 through Saturday, October 19, 2024 at 8:30 AM–12:00 PM
At Meriden Green

Description: Come and purchase fresh produce, view specialty food booths, and enjoy live music. Rain or Shine!

Location Info: Mill St., Meriden, CT

Music Under the Stars at the Park on Tuesday's at PNA

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM
At Polish National Alliance - Lodge #513

Description: The Polish Nat'l Alliance of Wallingford presents Music Under the Stars at the Park on Tuesday evenings beginning in June 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Johnny Roz will be playing the music at the PNA park in the lower level.

Dates: June 11th & 25th, July 16th & 30th, August 13th & 27th.

Music Themes are as follows: 1) Oldies 2) Country 3) Polka 4) Rock 5) A Children's Dance 6) The British Invasion

Beverages & Refreshments are available from the Polish Nat'l Alliance Club, NO BYOB. PLUS, The Wright Way Burgers & BBQ Food truck will be on site providing delicious food throughout the evening (available for purchase). AND, Scoopy's Ice Cream Shop from Yalesville serving fabulous treats for ALL! (available for purchase)

Location Info: 171 N Plains Industrial Rd., Wallingford, CT 06492

Ribbon Cutting at Med-A-Tron

RSVP Now Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 5:00 PM–6:00 PM
At Med-A-Tron

Description: All are invited to join us to welcome this new business and new chamber member! Ribbon cutting scheduled at 5:30pm.

Location Info: 626 E. Main Street

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

Job Fair Presented by Midstate Chamber & Workforce Alliance & AJC

RSVP Now Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
At Meriden Public Library

Description: Recruiters and Employers: Register for your table today by contacting Angelica Lozano-Gomez via email, providing the folloing information:-Company name-Industry represented -Maximum capacity of attendees (2)

At NO cost and includes table and chairs. All industries welcome! Hosted by: Meriden Public Library

For job seekers: this event is free and open to all who are looking for employment. We look forward to seeing you if you are looking for a new job or a change in careers!

Location Info: 105 Miller Street Meriden, CT 06451

Contact Info: Contact: alozano-gomez@workforcealliance.biz

Phish Concert Fundraising Event

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 6:00 PM
At Mohegan Sun Uncasville

Description: Please join TriCircle on Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in the Earth Sky Box Suite. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the night will be kicked off with Phish at 7:30pm.

We will be enjoying the show in the luxurious Earth Skybox Suite. We have a private entrance to the Earth Suite. Dinner, dessert and a non-alcoholic beverage is included in the price of you ticket and will be be made available soon after the doors open at 6:30 pm. Additional Non-alcoholic refreshments will be available n the skybox for purchase. We will have private bathrooms, and fantastic seating to watch and enjoy the show.

TriCircle will also have a raffle, chock full of great items to choose from and the tickets will be on sale as the event opens.

Come out and enjoy the show in style while supporting TriCircle.

Together WE are Stronger!

Tickets are $150 and after purchase will be available at will call on 7/23/24.

Eventbrite linkPhish with TriCircle Tickets, Tue, Jul 23, 2024 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite

Location Info: 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT 06382

Contact Info: Phish with TriCircle Tickets, Tue, Jul 23, 2024 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite

35th Annual Hartford Healthcare/Hunter's Ambulance Golf Classic

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 10:00 AM
At The Farms Country Club

Description: Proceeds from the Golf Classic support educational programs, training programs, and also fund financial scholarship awards for individuals pursuing a vocation in the medical field.

Shotgun start at 12:00 pm followed by an Awards Dinner. Many Sponsorship opportunities to choose from.

Location Info: 180 Cheshire Rd., Wallingford, CT 06492

Contact Info: For more information contact Meghan Kesilewski at 203.514.5115 or email Meghan.Kesilewski@hhchealth.org

Ribbon Cutting-Grand Reopening at G.T. Silver City Tire Co. Inc.

RSVP Now Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 5:00 PM–6:00 PM
At G.T. Silver City Tire Co. Inc.

Description: G.T. Silver City Tire Co. Inc. invites you to their grand reopening. Come and see their NEW LOCATION with the same outstanding service! Ribbon cutting scheduled at 5:30pm. Open to all!

Location Info: 606 Pomeroy Avenue, Meriden, CT 06540 Unit C

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

The Meriden Historical Society Program-Scavenger Hunt

Friday, July 26, 2024 through Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 5:00 PM
At The Meriden Historical Soiety

Description: The scavenger hunt begins at 5PM on July 16th. Back again this year with new places to discover! Embark on an exhilarating adventure through Meriden's past with our upcoming historical scavenger hunt! Join us for a 24-hour contest that will test your knowledge of local history. Each clue will lead you closer to unraveling the mysteries of our town's rich heritage. Gather your friends, family, or colleagues and get your team together to spend a day of fun challenges and fascinating discoveries. Whether you're a local history buff or just looking for a unique way to spend the day, this scavenger hunt promiss excitement and enlightenment for all. Don't miss out on the chance to be part of this - mark your calendars and join us as we uncover Meriden's historical secrets, one cue at a time!

Two ways to win- Be the first team to return with at least 30 points OR take the entire 24 hours and accumulate the most points! All entries must be returned to the Meriden Museum by the deadline. Prizes will be awarded! Register your team here.

Location Info: 41 West Main Street, Meriden CT

Contact Info: Call 203.639.1913 or visit www.meridenhistoricalsociety.org

Music Under the Stars at the Park on Tuesday's at PNA

Tuesday, July 30, 2024 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM
At Polish National Alliance - Lodge #513

Description: The Polish Nat'l Alliance of Wallingford presents Music Under the Stars at the Park on Tuesday evenings beginning in June 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Johnny Roz will be playing the music at the PNA park in the lower level.

Dates: June 11th & 25th, July 16th & 30th, August 13th & 27th.

Music Themes are as follows: 1) Oldies 2) Country 3) Polka 4) Rock 5) A Children's Dance 6) The British Invasion

Beverages & Refreshments are available from the Polish Nat'l Alliance Club, NO BYOB. PLUS, The Wright Way Burgers & BBQ Food truck will be on site providing delicious food throughout the evening (available for purchase). AND, Scoopy's Ice Cream Shop from Yalesville serving fabulous treats for ALL! (available for purchase)

Location Info: 171 N Plains Industrial Rd., Wallingford, CT 06492

August 2024

Twilight Concert Series featuring The Alpaca Gnomes

Thursday, August 1, 2024 at 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
At Meriden Green

Description: Come out and enjoy the 2024 Twilight Concert Series featuring The Alpaca Gnomes!

Join us as we celebrate Jerry Garcia's birthday with the Alpaca Gnomes! Theu are a 7-piece rock-folk jam band from Bridgeport. Their ensemble currently features violin, electric & acoustic guitar, bass, drums, sax, and percussion.

Location Info: 77 State St., Meriden, CT