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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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January 2020

Part Three, Dementia Learning Series at The Village at Kensington Place

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At The Village at Kensington Place

Description: This third part in the series is titled: How to "Live Well with Dementia"

Due to the high demand, we are bringing back our three-part dementia series presented by Encompass Health.

Join us during our series to learn more about Dementia while enjoying dinner. With such a strong impact Dementia has on people's lives, there is still so much we can learn about caring for those in need. Helpful tips on recognizing signs and behaviors for your loved one will be shared.

Location Info: 511 Kensington Drive, Meriden, CT 06450

Contact Info: Please RSVP to Keith Fenton at 203-235-0181

City of Meriden Public Hearing on the POCD (Plan of Conservation & Dev.) Final Draft

RSVP Now Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 6:30 PM
At Board of Education Building - 3rd Floor

Description: As Meriden moves into 2020, the City is looking forward to making a difference for our community in the new year while looking ahead to 2030. The City of Meriden will be holding a Public Hearing on the POCD Final Draft on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at 6:30 PM.

Please review the POCD Final Draft and come with your comments to the public hearing: https://meridenpocd.weebly.com/ .

If you can not attend the public hearing, please submit your comments to Renata Bertotti rbertotti@meridenct.gov . We look forward to hearing your comments

Location Info: 22 Liberty St, Meriden, CT 06450

Ribbon Cutting & Open House: Easterseals Children's Academy

RSVP Now Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Easterseals Children's Academy -Meriden Campus

Description: Easterseals Children's Academy in Meriden has just completed interior construction! Join us for a ribbon cutting on January 28th, and a tour of the campus while enjoying light fare and beverages. Tours from 5PM to 7PM

In the event of snow, the alternative date is 2/4/2020

Location Info: 125 Broad Street Meriden, CT

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

Scholarship Fair Hosted by Maloney & Platt High School Counseling Deparment

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 6:00 PM–7:00 PM
At F.T. Maloney Highschool

Description: Meet with local scholarship committee members and explore the many local scholarships. Each year there are a variety of scholarships offered meeting the needs of ALL seniors looking further their education. Take advantage of this opportunity, come learn how to make college affordable! For more information please contact your School Counseling Office, no RSVP needed to attend.

Location Info: 121 Gravel Street, Meriden

Meriden's 5th Annual District Scholarship Fair

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 6:00 PM–7:30 PM
At Francis T. Maloney High School Cafeteria

Description: Parents and Students from both Maloney and Platt High Schools are invited to learn more about the local scholarships available to them.

The Scholarship Fair provides an opportunity to become familiar with theindividual scholarship criteria and requirements. The event is intended to streamline the process, increase student pursuit of scholarships and produce quality applications.

Location Info: 121 Gravel St. Meriden, CT 06450

Contact Info: Sharon Clementel 203-238-2334 x8350

February 2020

The " I Love My Library" Dinner

Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 12:30 PM–3:30 PM
At il Monticello's

Description: Come show your support for the Meriden Public Library, the Heartbeat of the City. Sponsored by The Friends of the Meriden Public Library. Buffet Dinner will be served that includes; Penne Marinara, Chicken Marsala, Meatballs, Oven roasted potatoes, Mixed Vegtables, Caesar salad, Bread and Butter. Soda/Water/coffee and Dessert Cost is $25.00 per person. Last Seating will be at 2:30pm

Tickets may be purchased at the Friends Bookstore, 105 Miller St, (East side of the Meriden Public Library,) Monday 10am-8pm, Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 101m-1pm. Please Note Snowdate will be 2-16-20

Note on Taxes: $5 of your ticket is tax deductible as a charitable donation. If ticket is not used, you may deduct the full $25 as a charitable donation. Every ticket given as a business gift is tax deductible as a cost of doing business.

Location Info: 577 So Broad St, Meriden, Ct

Contact Info: Tickets available as listed above at The Friends Bookstore at the Meriden Public Library

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.

 Save the Date

SCRABBLE Challenge

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 5:30 PM–8:00 PM
At North Italian Home Club

Description: Literacy Volunteers of New Haven hosts: Scrabble Challenge

It STARTS with YOU!

Come play with us and register a team for the Annual 2020 Meriden/Wallingford Scrabble Challenge

Two ways to register your team of 4:

1. Visit www.lvagnh.org to register online 2. Complete the mail registration form found on our website and mail to:

Literacy Volunteers, c/o Scrabble Committee

5 Science Park, Rear Entrance, New Haven, CT 06511

Prizes will be awarded for the team with the best literacy themed costume, the winning Scrabble team. A light dinner will be served.

Help empower adults through literacy. YOU can make a difference!

For more information on how to register a team to participate in 2020 Meriden/Wallingford Scrabble Challenge or for sponsorship opportunities visit here.

Location Info: 43 Thorpe Ave.

Contact Info: 203-235-1714

Boscov's 30th Annual Berks Jazz Fest in Reading, PA

Thursday, February 27, 2020 through Sunday, April 5, 2020

Description: 30th Annual Berks Jazz Fest in Reading, PA. Events will be happening at various venues through out the Reading, PA area. Please go to; berksjazzfest.com for a full list of dates, artists and venues and information on how to purchase tickets. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Weidenhammer Box Office at the Santander Arena, 7th and Penn Streets, Reading, PA or online through Ticketmaster, www.berkjazzfest.com/tickets

Contact Info: Berks Arlt Council www.berksarts.org or call 610-898-1930

March 2020

SCORE: Free Confidential Coaching for Small Business Folk

RSVP Now Thursday, March 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.

 2/20/2020

Jonal Labs Team - Business After Hours Time!!

RSVP Now Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Jonal Labs

Description: Come out for a good time of networking and getting to know the Jonal Labs Team! BAH begins prompty at 5pm. See you there!

Location Info: 290 Pratt St. Meriden, CT

April 2020

SCORE: Free Confidential Coaching for Small Business Folk

RSVP Now Thursday, April 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.

The 42nd Annual Meriden Daffodil Festival and Business Showcase in the EXPO Tent

RSVP Now Saturday, April 25, 2020 through Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
At Hubbard Park

Description: Contact the Midstate Chamber today if you are interested in showcasing your business to over 50,000 people on Daffodil Festival weekend.

We will have room for up to 65 vendors under the huge heated and security controlled tent.

More to follow on highlights to expect inside the tent in 2020!

You can always visit www.daffodilfest.com for specific details about the 42nd Annual event! With food, crafts, music, amusements and a parade that has to be seen to be believed, the Meriden Daffodil Festival is a springtime funfest for old and young, couples and singles, families and friends.

Location Info: West Main street, Meriden, CT.

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

 Save the Date

124th Annual Meeting, Dinner and Silent Auction of the Midstate Chamber of Commerce

RSVP Now Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 4:30 PM–8:00 PM
At Aqua Turf Club

Description: 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.

May 2020

SCORE: Free Confidential Coaching for Small Business Folk

RSVP Now Thursday, May 14, 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.

June 2020

35th Annual Wheeler Clinic Golf Classic

Monday, June 8, 2020

Description: TEE up today for the 35th Annual Golf Classic sponsored by the Wheeler Clinic. The event will be held at The Country Club of Farmington. There are plenty of opportunities to participate for non-golfers as well. Click here for more details. MESSAGE.https://www.wheelerclinic.org/donors/events?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GFTH_December_2019&utm_term=GivingFromTheHeart&utm_content=GFTH_December_2019

Location Info: 806 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT 06032

SCORE: Free Confidential Coaching for Small Business Folk

RSVP Now Thursday, June 11, 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.

 Save the Date

Midstate Chamber's 33rd Annual Chamber Golf Tourney - ALL are Welcomed to play!

RSVP Now Wednesday, June 17, 2020 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.

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.

July 2020

SCORE: Free Confidential Coaching for Small Business Folk

RSVP Now Thursday, July 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.