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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.

 Community Events  |   Business Events

October 2023

WBDC Business Concept Clinic

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 through Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
At Your Computer

Description: Gain a clear understanding of business building fundamentals and emerge from this class with a solid blueprint firmly in hand. Turn your business idea into a well thought-out road map for your venture. This 7-session course is taught virtually by industry experts in a dynamic peer-to-peer environment and is supported by online tools and decision worksheets to guide you every step of the way.

Classes will be held on October 3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th & 24th.

Contact Info: Cost is $99, $40 or $0 upon acceptance. Apply by Thursday, September 28th by 5:00pm. Click here for more information or to register.

Free Community Narcan Training

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 5:30 PM–6:30 PM
At Meriden Health Department

Description: Learn what an overdose looks like and how to reverse them. You will learn:-Signs and symptoms of overdose-What Narcan is and how to administer it-Good Samaritan Laws-Local resources and support.Certificate learned after training.

Contact Info: Elizabeth DeMerchant, 203-630-4288

Hamden Chamber Senior Health & Caregiver Resource Festival

Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 10:00 AM–1:00 PM

Description: Visit with area healthcare professionals who will be displaying their products & services as well as important resources and screenings for seniors and caregivers.

Set up between 9:30-10:30AM | Event Begins at 11:00AM | Event Ends at 2:00PM.

Business space will be one 6' table, and will be at an assigned location in either the Auditorium, or the adjacent hallway and lobby. Please note linens will not be provided. There is no food or drink allowed in the Auditorium, so please be aware when packing your items for this event.

Contact Info: For More Information, call The Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce - 203-288-6431or download the form and return to the Hamden Chamber.

Turnkey's First Thursday Business Mixer

Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 5:30 PM
At Turnkey Processing

Description: You're invited to join Turnkey on Thursday, July 6 at 5:30 PM for their free, Connecticut business mixer. Enjoy free drinks and great food as you form connections with other business owners in the area. We aim to create a fun and friendly social environment where you can get to know professionals in the region.

Location Info: 546 S Broad St., STE 3E, Meriden

Contact Info: Register online to attend.

Paint Night at the PNA

Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 6:00 PM
At Polish National Alliance Club Bar

Description: Kate from Splat Art will be conducting a paint class at our PNA Lodge clubroom/ bar. Come and sip a martini or a glass of wine while you get creative. RSVP required. The painting project will be a fall themed.

Feel free to bring your own food or snacks to share.

Location Info: 171 N. Plains Industrial Rd, Wallingford

Contact Info: Contact Carrie at 203-213-6177 to RSVP.

Silver City Brewfest

Friday, October 6, 2023 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM
At Meriden YMCA Mountain Mist Daycamp

Description: Join us for a night of fun, food, wine and beer sampling at the 23rd Annual Silver City Wine Tasting and Brewfest!

Crystal Bowl Meditation

RSVP Now Friday, October 6, 2023 at 5:30 PM
At Diversified Physical Therapy

Description: Join Michelle for an hour of meditation and relaxation. The soothing tones of crystal bowls help you get into a deep state of relaxation. There are many benefits of meditation. The focus of this month will be on healing.

Meditations are held the 1st Friday of every month (next is Friday November 3rd)

Location Info: 1260 East Main St., Meriden, CT

Contact Info: Call or email to register: $20 with registration, $15 if it is your 1st time or you bring a new friend, $25 at the door. Call 203-630-3939 for more information.

Meriden Farmer's Market

Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 8:30 AM
At Meriden Farmer's Market

Description: The Meriden Farmer's Market will be hosting farmers selling their fresh produce every Saturday from July 8th thru Oct. 14th. Their Doubling Dollars Program is back! Rain or shine.

They will be following all CDC and State of CT protocols regarding COVID-19

Location Info: Mill St., Meriden Green, Meriden

Contact Info: They accept SNAP/EBT, FMNP coupons, cash & debit.

Saturday Walking Tours - East Cemetery

Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 1:00 PM–3:00 PM
At Meriden's East Cemetery

Description: Join the Meriden Historical Society for their 2nd of five walking tours this fall. They will visit East Cemegery focusin on the period starting in 1845. meriden's East Cemetery is the resting place opf some notable residents. Vererans of the revolutionary Way and Civil War are buried there, as are at least three Meriden Mayors.

Location Info: Miles Place, Meriden, CT

Contact Info: Tours are approximately 2 hrs. long. East tour is limited to 20 participants. Tickets are $10 for each individual tour. Registration is required. Click here to register.

Spooky Stories at the Andrews Homestead

Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 4:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Andrews Homestead

Description: Join the Meriden Historical Society as dusk arrives to listen to seasonal spooky stories. There are stories for children 8 and under, children 9 and up and for adults. Children's stories start promptly at 4 pm and 5pm. Adult Spooky stories start at 6pm. There will be an activity for childrenafter story time.

Location Info: 424 West Main St., Meriden, CT

Contact Info: Resigtration is required due to space limitations. Click here to reserve your FREE spot.

Celebrate Wallingford!

Saturday, October 7, 2023 through Sunday, October 8, 2023

Description: A 2-day festival featuring the Taste of Wallingford-where one can sample the food of local restaurants. There is live entertainment, arts & carfts shows, children's activities, and so much more!

This event is FREE for admission!

Location Info: Center & Main Streets, Wallingford

Silver Lake John Messinger Memorial Race & "Kayak for Candy"

Sunday, October 8, 2023 at 9:30 AM
At Silver Lake Boat Launch

Description: Come and join the Silver Lake John Messinger Memorial Race & "Kayak for Candy" to benefit Kuhn Employment Opportunities. Includes a racing class 5 miles or recreation Trick or Treat around the Lake. Canoes, kayaks, surf-skis, outriggers & SUP's are welcome. PFD's must be worn.

Kuhn Employment Opportunities is a non-profit agency committed to helping people with disabilities find and retain employment. All participants are VIP's: Valued by the community, Independent by earning a wage, Proud of the work t hey do.

Location Info: 282 Norton Lane, Berlin ( GPS use: 11 Belcher Hollow, Berlin)

Contact Info: You can pre-register on Paddleguru.com for $20 or in-person the day of the race for $25. For more information call Vicki Cummings at 203-631-1588 or via-mail.

Tech Talk Tuesday with Scott Gombar

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 12:00 PM
At Your Computer

Description: Unlock the Future of Tech in Small Business with Our Tech Talk Tuesday Webinar Series! Learn What You Don't Know.

Wondering how to stay ahead of the fast-paced and ever-evolving world of technology? Want to keep your finger on the pulse of the latest trends in technology, cybersecurity, social engineering, compliance and more?

We're thrilled to invite you to our Tech Talk Tuesday webinar series- a platform where cybersecurity, compliance, and technology are the topics and we supply the answers.

This series is for small businesses looking to stay informed and ask questions about cybersecurity, technology, compliance, and social engineering.

-Dive into fascinating topics like AI advancements, cybersecurity, compliance, cloud computing innovations, and so much more.

-Gain insights directly from an industry expert. They are here to unravel the complexities of the latest tech trends and provide answers to your most pressing tech questions.

-Engage in interactive Q&A sessions and group discussions. This is your chance to share, learn, and engage with a like-minded community.

-Set a reminder! Our Tech Talk Tuesday webinars kick off every Tuesday at 12 PM EST. A single hour packed with knowledge, insights, and innovations, all from the comfort of your own home or office.

Today's topic will be Phishing, Smishing and Social Engineering

Contact Info: Sign up here

Flu Shot Clinic (Appointment Only)

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 4:00 PM–6:00 PM
At Meriden Dept. of Health & Human Services

Description: Get the flu shot, Not the flu!

Meriden Department of Health & Human services is offering Appointment Only Flu Clinics

Child doses are FREE for kids 18 and under

Insurances accepted are Medicare, Medicaid, Aetna, Connecticare & Cigna

$20 for self pay ($30 for Flublok), cash or check accepted

Vaccines Available: Flumist & Fluzone for children, Fluval & Flublok for adults & High Dose Fluzone for Adults aged 65+

Location Info: 165 Miller Street, Meriden

Contact Info: To make an appointment, please call 203-630-4234

Healing With The Holy Spirit

RSVP Now Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 6:00 PM–7:30 PM
At Diversified Physical Therapy

Description: Healing With The Holy Spirit is a powerful healing circle of love. Florence has been in a healing ministry for more than fifteen years as well as having many years of experience with the energy healing modality. Florence has the gift of being a channel, a conduit for the Holy Spirit, God, The Divine to bring unconditional love to the persons attending. In this group setting she is the bridge between you and God, allowing the healing love of Spirit to flow from God, through her, to you. Florence will speak briefly about the work she is sharing and will offer an individual hands on experience to those attending. Florence is not a doctor and does not make a diagnosis. This does not replace the services of other professionals, such as medical doctors, therapists, chiropractors, etc. She is the vessel that Spirit works through.

Location Info: 1260 East Main St., Meriden, CT

Contact Info: Suggested donation of $10 to $15. For more information or to register e-mail Florence or text her at 475-244-2959. Please reserve your seat as space is limited.

High School Night for all area families with students in Grades 5-8

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 6:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Saint Paul School Gymnasium

Description: Saint Paul School invites all area parochial, private, and public school students and their families to attend our High School Fair Night! Visit with admissions representatives from Catholic High Schools. Representatives from St. Paul High School, East Catholic, Northwest, Mercy, Xavier and Sacred Heart Academy will be in attendance.

Location Info: 461 Alling St. Kensington, CT 06037

WBDC Coffee & Conversation Networking Event

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 2:00 PM–3:30 PM
At WBDC New London

Description: We hope you'll join us for an opportunity to meet and mingle with the WBDC team and members of our community of CT-based small business owners! We'll provide coffee and ample opportunity for you to connect in person and share ideas with fellow entrepreneurs.

Location Info: 61 Bank St., New London

Contact Info: Registration is required. There is no fee to participate in this event. Click here to register.

Coffee & Connections with Hubcap

Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 7:30 AM–9:00 AM
At Hubcap Wallingford

Description: Grow your network! Join us to connect with fellow community members and organizations to talk about happenings here in Wallingford. This monthly gathering fosters collaboration, knowledge sharing, and expanding networks!

Location Info: 128 Center Street, Wallingford

Contact Info: RSVP by email!

Books & Brews

Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
At 168 York Street Café

Description: A used book sale to benefit Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven.

Location Info: 168 York Street, New Haven, CT

11th Annual Latino Winemakers Wine Tasting

Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM
At The Farms Country Club

Description: You're invited to SCOW's 11th Annual Winemakers Winetasting Fundraiser! Be sure to invite your colleagues, friends, and family to enjoy a night of networking, celebration & the discovery of your new favorite wine! This annual wine tasting event will include tastings of a variety of wines from South America, Spain, and Califormia, delicious food and dessert options, music and dance performances, raffles, and more!

Location Info: 180 Cheshire Road, Wallingford

Contact Info: Tickets are $75 in advance, $85 at the door. Sponsorship opportunities are available by calling Adriana Rodriguea at 203-265-5866. Buy tickets by clicking HERE!