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This is our combined event calendar for the Business and Community events so you can best plan your activities in the central Connecticut community.  We want you to know what a vibrant and active community looks like!

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September 2022

Adventures in Pastel Painting

Thursday, September 15, 2022 through Monday, October 24, 2022 at 1:00 PM–3:00 PM
At Gallery 53

Description: Adventures in Pastel Painting - AfternoonsWith Christine Ivers6 sessions / afternoonsMondays, Sept. 15th - Oct. 24th9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/241:00 pm - 3:00 pm$150 members, $160 non-members

Explore the many paths that this beautiful and versatile medium has to offer. These classes will cover a world of different techniques that you can use to not only paint a beautiful painting from reference photos, it will expand your horizons to bring you to possible new directions in your work. This is an all levels class and is taught in a relaxing and encouraging environment. And best of all…. It's going to be fun!

REGISTER: https://www.gallery53.org/store/p617/iverspastel.html

Location Info: 53 Colony St, Meriden, CT 06451

October 2022

Life & Times of Rosa Ponselle Exhibit

Sunday, October 2, 2022 through Sunday, October 30, 2022 at 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
At Meriden Historical Society Museum & History Center

Description: We will be celebrating the 125th anniversay of the Birth of Meriden's Own Diva, Rosa Ponselle. Born to an immigrant family & growing up in the Little Italy neighborhood of Meriden, Rosa rose to stardom at the Metropolitan Opera when only in her 20's.

Among artifacts from the society, the exhibit will also include items on loan from both the Metropolitan Opera & the Peabody Museum at John Hopkins University.

On October 2nd from 12:00pm to 1:30pm, a symposium on Rosa will be led by Yale Graduate School of Music Professor of Voice, Gerard M. Moore alon with Ken Benson of Juilliard Schools of Music & Soprano Anneliese Klenetsky.

Location Info: 41 W. Main St., Meriden, CT 06451

Contact Info: Admission is free and donations are appreciated.

For more information, please contact Michael Zaffino, Administrator of the Meriden Historical Society at 203-639-1913.

Canvas Creations Workshop

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 through Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 6:30 PM–8:30 PM
At Gallery 53

Description: Canvas Creations Workshopwith Kathy Gorman2 sessions / eveningTuesday, October 4th & Wednesday, October 5th6:30 pm - 8:00 pm$25 members, $30 - non-members.

Create colorful shoes in this 2-evening craft ‘n sip workshop! Instructor Kathy Gorman will guide you in creating a unique design and then applying it to a pair of canvas shoes using permanent markers. Enjoy two fun evenings out with great people, great conversation . . . and leave with shoes that are sure to be a conversation starter wherever you go this summer! BYOB and snacks. Participants supply their own pair of canvas shoes.

REGISTER: https://www.gallery53.org/store/p620/canvascreationsfall22.html

Location Info: 53 Colony St, Meriden, CT 06451

Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 8:30 AM
At Easter Seals office

Description: The Council is dedicated to identifying and promoting best practices in community and employee health and wellness through advocacy for health care access, literacy, policy and programs.

Location Info: 158 State St, Meriden, CT 06450

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

First Thursday Halloween Themed Social

Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 5:00 PM
At Turnkey Processing, LLC

Description: Join Turnkey Processing, LLC for their "First Thursday" Halloween themed social.

Costumes encouraged, Prizes will be awarded.

Location Info: 546 So Broad St, Suite 3E, Meriden, CT 06450

Midstate ARC Business After Hours!

RSVP Now Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 5:00 PM
At MidState Arc, Inc

Description: Please join us for this Business After Hours to commemorate MidState ARC's 70th Anniversary on October 6th!

Location Info: 290 Pratt Street, Meriden, CT 06451

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

Domestic Violence Awareness Candle light Vigil

Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Outside the Meriden Police Department

Description: Please Join Chrysalis Domestic Violence Services at a Candle light vigil Honoring Champions and Survivors of Domestic Violence.

Location Info: 54 West Main St, Meriden, CT 06451

Contact Info: For more information please call 203-630-1638

Chamber Breakfast With Marilyn Alverio | Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with HOLA

RSVP Now Friday, October 7, 2022 at 8:00 AM
At Il Monticello

Description: The Midstate Chamber and the HOLA Committee (Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action) along with our sponsors Eversource, MidState Medical Center and Workforce Alliance, Liberty Bank, Colonial Flooring America invite you to attend a breakfast with Marilyn Alverio CEO of Latinas and Power Corporation in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Join us for a wonderful morning of networking & congratulating our Shining Star Honorees! Businesses / Organizations that will be honored include: RJ Media Latino Reporting Lab; SCOW - Spanish Community of Wallingford and Community Health Center. Individuals to be honored: 2) Evangeline Mendoza, Music Director, SCOW School of Music; Paola Mantilla, CT State Police; Elvin Melendez, Community Health Network.

Cost is $30 for Midstate & Hamden Chamber Members in advance, $40 at the door and $45 for non-Members.

Location Info: 577 South Broad Street, Meriden CT

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

Crystal Bowl Meditation

Friday, October 7, 2022 at 5:30 PM
At Diversified Physical Therapy LLC

Description: Crystal Bowl Meditation - Friday October 7th at 5:30pm. Join Michelle for an hour of meditation and relaxation. Start your new year off with a positive intention. The soothing tones of crystal bowls help you get into a deep state of relaxation. There are many benefits of meditation. Call or email to register: $20 with registration, $15 if it is your 1st time or you bring a new friend and $25 at the door. Call 203-630-3939 for more information.

Location Info: 1260 East Main St., Meriden

Contact Info: Michelle Thibeault PT203-630-3939

The Totality of Possibilities For Your Life, A Heal Your Life Workshop

Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 10:00 AM–1:00 PM
At .Diversified Physical Therapy, LLC

Description: The Totality of Possibilities For Your Life A Heal Your Life ? Workshop - Saturday Oct 8, 10am-1pm. Learn the 5 keys for mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Reclaim your greatness. Become aware of the thoughts that limit you. Learn to accept who you are and where you are right now. Investment in your future: $35 cash or check at the door or online using paypal at www.Flo2Wellness.com. Please register for this class online using paypal or by calling 475-215-1358. About your workshop leader: Florence is an Energy Medicine Practitioner and a Reiki Master Teacher. She studied the philosophy of Louise Hay and is a licensed Heal Your Life? Workshop Leader.

Location Info: 1260 East Main Street, Meriden

Contact Info: Michelle Thibeault, PT203-630-3939

RESCHEDULED: YMCA and Rotary Golf Tournament

Monday, October 10, 2022 at 10:00 AM
At Wallingford Country Club

Description: The YMCA and Rotary Golf Tournament has been rescheduled for October 10th! Come golf with us on a beautiful golf course while supporting the community work of the YMCA and Rotary. Visit our website for more information: https://www.meridenymca.org/ymca-and-rotary-golf-tournament/

Location Info: 195 Long Hill Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

CBN-Alliance Networking Group

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: CBNAlliance OPEN Networking Group Meeting: Join Chamber Business Network Alliance which is an OPEN LEADS Group comprised of members from the Midstate Chamber and the Hamden Chamber. All industries welcome (and multiple individuals from the same industry are welcome). Network and make new connections!

Location Info: 546 South Broad Street, Meriden, CT 06450

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

Girls Inc Open House, Celebrating International Day of the Girl

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
At Girls Inc

Description: Help us Celebrate International Day of the Girl at Girls Inc.

Girls Inc. of Meriden celebrates the power of girls every day as we work to build a generation of young people who make positive changes for themselves and their communities.

Come see us in action, tour our center, and hear more about our work.

This informal, drop-by event is for kids and adults alike!

Location Info: 130 Lincoln St, Meriden, CT 06451

Contact Info: Call 203-235-7146 for more information.

Soy Candles Workshop

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 6:30 PM–8:30 PM
At Gallery 53

Description: Soy Candles Workshopwith Laurie-Lynne Zlotowski1 session / eveningTuesday, October 11th6:30 pm - 8:30 pm$30 members, $35 - non-members. + $20 materials charge

Research shows that there's a 40% improvement in mood after being exposed to pleasant scents! Beat off those cold-weather blahs and infuse your home with scents that uplift and energize or relax and soothe! Come to Laurie-Lynne's Soy Candle Workshop where you'll make 2 soy candles . . . with your choice of scents. Laurie will provide everything you need, including tags, twine, labels AND over 140 scents!

REGISTER: https://www.gallery53.org/store/p588/soycandlesfall.html

Location Info: 53 Colony St, Meriden, CT 06451

MRJI High School Student Focus Group

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 7:00 PM–8:30 PM
At The Record Journal Office

Description: The Meridn Racial Justice Initiative, a coalition of nonprofits, government businesses, faith communities, and individuals who share the goal of making Meriden a more welcoming, inclusive and just community is seeking high school students of color who attend Meriden schools.

MRJI will be holding a focus group for these students to share and express their own perceptions of what it's like to live and attend school as a BIPOC youth in our city.

Location Info: 500 South Broad Street, Meriden CT

Contact Info: To register, click here.

Midstate Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 3:30 PM–5:00 PM
At Chamber Board Room

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Meriden, CT

Contact Info: Call the Meriden Chamber at 203.235.7901 or info@meridenchamber.com.

Speed Networking with Midstate & Hamden Chambers

RSVP Now Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
At Albertus Magnus College

Description: SPEED NETWORKING! Double the connections as the Hamden & Midstate Chambers come together to bring you a great networking opportunity to introduce you to future clients beyond your local area.Cost is $15 pp which includes Speed Networking & morning reception. Continental Breakfast provided. RSVP for the morning networking as space is limited.

Credit Cards and checks payable to the Midstate Chamber of Commerce accepted in advance. Cash and checks accepted at the door.

Location Info: Albertus Magnus College, Hubert Campus Center, 700 Prospect Street, New Haven

Contact Info: Call the Meriden Chamber at 203.235.7901 or info@meridenchamber.com.

LIVE WEBINAR: Create Your Growth Mindset for Success -- Tina Kadish

Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 1:00 PM–2:00 PM
At Online

Description: Thur., Oct. 13, 2022; 1 pm - 2 pmLive webinarFree but registration required

Hear one woman's story of how she obtained a career filled with freedom to become a full-time entrepreneur empowering others by using the right tools and strategies.

Register here: https://www.cedf.com/training/2022/10/13/create-your-growth-mindset-for-success/

Business After Hours/Ribbon cutting at the WYSH Walkway of Hope

RSVP Now Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Women and Families Center

Description: Join Women and Families Center for a Business After Hours on Thursday, October 13th at the WYSH Walkway of Hope! ALL are welcome to come out for this event to network and make some great connections for your business / organization.

Location Info: 169 Colony Street, Meriden, CT 06451

Contact Info: Call the Meriden Chamber at 203.235.7901 or info@meridenchamber.com.

Government and Business Development Committee

RSVP Now Friday, October 14, 2022 at 9:00 AM–10:00 AM
At Chamber Board Room

Description: The Government & Business Development Committee monitors local, state (in coordination with CBIA) and federal (in coordination with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce) legislative issues impacting business and considers programs to add value for Chamber members dues investment.

This committee generally meets at on the second Tuesday of each month. Open to ALL!

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT.

Contact Info: Call the Meriden Chamber at 203.235.7901 or info@meridenchamber.com.