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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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November 2018

Gallery 53 Holiday Artisan Fair

Friday, November 23, 2018 through Sunday, December 23, 2018

Description: Holiday Hours Tues- Fri 12-4 Saturdays 10-3 Sundays 12-3 Thurs. Dec. 6th till 7 Free 2 hour parking in garage - Free gift wrapping

Location Info: 53 Colony Street, Meriden, CT

Contact Info: 203-235-5347

December 2018

Breakfast with Santa!!

Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 8:30 AM–11:00 AM
At Polish National Alliance Park

Description: Looking to build some new holiday traditions and memories with your family? Then come on down to the PNA Park on December 15th 2018 at 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM and enjoy some BREAKFAST WITH SANTA. Breakfast will include a buffet of pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, coffee, tea and juice etc. Santa will have a special prize for all good boys and girls. Children can also make a Christmas craft and have their picture take with the Jolly Head Elf. The cost is $5 per person or $20 per family *ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT PROGRAMS AT THE ULBRICH BOYS & GIRLS CLUB* Santa's Sleigh will be landing at the: Polish National Alliance Park 171 N Plains Road Wallingford, CT 06492 on December 15th 2018 @8:30 AM to 11:00 AM *JOIN US and Enjoy a little holiday fun with Family and Friends*

Location Info: 171 N Plains Road Wallingford, CT 06492

AAC Recovery Allies Group!

RSVP Now Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 6:30 PM–8:30 PM
At Middlesex Community College, ROOM 808A

Description: Be a part of our Recovery Allies Group. Recovery Allies is a welcoming, honest support group created just for the families and friends of people struggling with addiction.

Recovery Allies is a free community service offered by American Addiction Centers. With coast-to-coast treatment options and a "whole person" approach to long-term recovery, American Addiction Centers has spent decades helping people recover from drug and alcohol addiction in specialized healing environments across the country. Learn More.

Doors open at 6:30
Group meeting 7:00 - 8:30*
*Group begins promptly at 7:00

Meets every other Tuesday.

Location Info: 100 Training Hill Rd, Middletown, CT.

Contact Info: Questions? Email us at recoveryallies@contactaac.com

If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse, please call 860-573-4408

January 2019

Business After Hours-An Evening with the New Britian Bees

Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
At New Britian Stadium

Description: Please Join Us On January 10th 2019 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm @ New Britian Stadium for an evening filled with beer, wine, soft drinks, hors d'oeuvres and (of course) Bees! We are working diligently to bring some buzz back to New Britian Stadium and need your help. Please RSVP by Jan.4th 2019 Contact Mr. Sal Scarpati @ 860-826-2337 ext. 106 or email sscarpati@nbbees.com We look forward to having everyone there!!

Location Info: 230 John Karbonic Way New Britiain,CT 06051

Contact Info: Please RSVP by Jan.4th 2019 Contact Mr. Sal Scarpati @ 860-826-2337 ext. 106 or email sscarpati@nbbees.com

Chamber New Years AM Networking

RSVP Now Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
At Downtown Coffee Shop

Description: Stop in on your way into the office and join us for some Morning networking! Meet Tina -The owner- coffee is on her! You can purchase some of her great breakfast items… or maybe grab a little lunch for later. Bring your smile and business cards & RSVP in advance so we can save you a fresh cup of our finest coffee! We hope to see everyone there!!!

Location Info: 33 West Main Street Meriden, CT 06450

Contact Info: RSVP to the Midstate Chamber of Commerce at 203-235-7901 or See more

 Save the Date 1/25/2019

Regional Legislative Breakfast sponsored by AT&T

RSVP Now Friday, January 25, 2019 at 7:30 AM–9:00 AM

Description: Details to follow!

March 2019


Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
At Gallery 53

Description: Join Gallery 53 as we celebrate our 111th year with a rollickin', rockin' good time!

This year, we are delighted to have COCONUTSperforming! (www.facebook.com/coconutsfans/) COCONUTS offers their own unique brand of "laughter therapy" based on baby-boomer music and non-stop fun! Our big bash will feature hot and cold appetizers, desserts, wine and G53's signature martini, the "Art-ini"! Plus, our first-ever exhibit of miniature paintings!

Ticket information will be updated on our website and facebook page as it becomes available.So please... Stay tuned!. To Visit our website CLICK HERE. or go to http://www.facebook.com/Gallery53

Tickets for this event are $30.

Location Info: 53 Colony Street, Meriden, CT 06451

Bridal Show-Save the Date

Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 12:00 PM–3:00 PM
At Durants Party Rentals

Description: Save the Date-Bridal Show Durants Party Rentals is hosting its first ever CT Bridal Show at its Cheshire location. Free Admission & Refreshments. Door Prizes & Raffles will also be featured for this event. We will also be raffling off a $1500 rental gift certificate to all brides and attendees. This is a great opportunity for any local CT brides to come on down and check out all the wonderful goods and services your local communtiy has to offer, to help make your special day all that much more memorable. Hope to see you all there!!

Location Info: 20 Putnam Place, Cheshire, CT 06410

Contact Info: Phone Number 203-250-6600

April 2019

 Save the Date 4/1/2019

123rd Annual Meeting, Dinner and Silent Auction of the Midstate Chamber of Commerce

RSVP Now Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 4:30 PM–8:00 PM
At Aqua Turf Club

Description: Details to follow…

Location Info: Plantsville, CT/.

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

June 2019

 Save the Date 5/15/2019

Midstate Chamber's 32nd Annual Chamber Golf Tournament, the Ray Parmentier Classic

RSVP Now Wednesday, June 5, 2019 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.

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

Description: Details to follow!

June 2020

Wallingford 350th Jubilee Parade I

Saturday, June 20, 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.