ROCKin’ the Holidays Festival at Savin Rock Community School is looking for vendors, crafters and artist for their fair! Savin Rock Community School is located on 50 Park St. The festival will held on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rent six feet of space for $25. It is a juried selection, if you are interested in obtaining an application, or have questions please contact – Taryn Driend at (203) 931-6850 or email Taryn at Taryn.Driend@whschools.org. All applications must be in by Oct. 6, to be considered.
Harugari Octoberfest, sale
The Harugari Singing Society has scheduled its annual Octoberfest for Sunday, Sept. 24, from 1-6 p.m. on the club grounds, 33 Highland St. German food will be featured for purchase.along with the Vagabonds for listening and dancing. The Harugari Schuhplattlers will also perform traditional German folk dances. Admission is $5 for Adults, under 18 free. CT Beer Trail “Trailblazer” card holders receive free admission and $1 off each Connecticut Beer purchase. For information, contact: www.harugari.org or (203) 933-9930.
The club is sponsoring a Community Tag Sale on the grounds, Sunday, Sept. 17 from 1-4 p.m. Six-foot tables under the pavilion are available for $20. More space is available if you bring you own tent. Call Sun Lanziero, (203) 623-9093.
‘Matter of Balance’
Sept. 22-28 is Fall Prevention Awareness Week. Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) CareCard Program, YNHH Auxiliary and the Connecticut Older Adult Collaboration for Health (COACH), a project of the Yale School of Medicine is sponsoring A Matter of Balance, Saturday, Sept. 23. This event is designed to teach seniors and their loved ones how to lower the risk of debilitating falls. This free program runs from 9-2 in the Cronin Auditorium on the St. Raphael Campus. Free screenings (by appointment) that can help reduce the risk of falling include blood pressure, balance, medication review, hearing and vision, information, refreshments ,giveaways and free parking.. Reservations are required: call (203) 789-3275 to sign up.
Church tag sale
The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, 38 Church St., will host its indoor/outdoor Tag Sale on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 9-2, during the Apple Festival on the Green. In addition to items for sale, there will be mums and baked goods for purchase.
BP Garden Club
The Bradley Point Garden Club will hold a potluck luncheon followed by Garden Exchange, at noon Sept. 19, West Haven City Hall, 355 Main St. to start the 2017-18 year. New members are welcome. Call Marie at (203) 878-8428.
The 2017 West Haven Apple Festival, hosted by the First Congregational Church of West Haven on the Green, Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 1. We have limited space remaining for crafters, vendors,
Community groups, businesses: We need gift cards to locals stores, restaurants and businesses for our mega-raffle. All proceeds from the Raffle will support WHEAT, Alex’s Kitchen and the First Congregational Church, Westies Care, Vertical Church – Community Kitchen. Contact Phil Liscio for further information: email@example.com or (203) 494-6021
WH Garden Club
The West Haven Garden Club will have its first meeting of this year on Thursday, Sept. 14 at the St. Louis Church meeting room at 11:30 a.m. It will be a pot-luck dish luncheon and meeting to follow. New-comers are welcome to join us. For further information call (203) 937-1674.
14th book sale
Friends of West Haven Library will host their 14th annual Book Sale on Friday and Saturday Sept. 8 and 9 at the Main Library, 300 Elm St., between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. There will be a very large selection of books of all kinds: novels, mysteries, classics, children’s books, non-fiction of all types and audio visual treasures. Prices are low and on Saturday after 3 p. m. you can fill our bag for $5.
All proceeds from the sale benefit the library programs and passes to museums for patrons.
Harding Class of ‘52
Plans are finalizing plans for the 65th Warren Harding High School Class of 1952 reunion at the Blue Goose Restaurant in Stratford, Saturday, Sept. 23, from 1-5 p.m. Tickets for the event are $30. Checks can be made out to Warren Harding High School Class of 52 and can be sent to Mike Mocciae, 15A Heritage Crest, Southbury 06488. Call (203) 264-6838 for additional information.
WHHS Class of ‘62
The West Haven High School Class of 1962 has scheduled its 55th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 4-8 p.m. at Cielo, 85 Chase Lane. The price is $30 per person and includes a buffet dinner, music, cash bar and custom cars.
For ticket information, contact Eleanore Reynolds at (203) 483-5163, or Bob Belard, (203) 932-0837. Checks may be sent to Reynolds at 34 Goodsell Point Road, Branford, 06405, made out to WHHS Class of ’62.
Cross Class of ‘52
The Wilbur Cross High School Class of 1952 will host its reunion on Sunday, Sept. 24 from 11:30-4 at Owengo Inn in Branford. Price of $50 per person includes a buffet luncheon. Guests are welcome. For reservations, call John Schatzlein (203) 294-9286 or Joan Vogelsang Ginter, (203) 269-9217.
6th Walk and Fair
The West Haven Community House will hold its 6th annual “Family Fun Walk & Wellness Fair” on Sunday morning, Sept. 24, at the Savin Rock Conference Center and Boardwalk. Registration is at 9:30 followed by a Zumba warm-up and a 10:30 kick-off.
The walk will feature a variety of fun activities along the route where participants receive free chances to be entered in a raffle to be held during the Wellness Fair at the end of the walk. Fun activity stations along the walk route include: hopscotch, Simon Says, corn hole bean bag toss, jump rope, spelling bee, limbo, wheelchair obstacle course, and more.
Senior trips offered
F. Seniors and Friends offers the following trips to the public. All trips leave First Avenue commuter lot:
Atlantic City Resorts Casino – Jan 2-4, four meals, two shows, two nights’ accommodation. $219 per person, $50 deposit. Leaves First Avenue lot Jan 2.
To book trips, call Fred Mongillo, (203) 389-5808 or (203) 927-4249.
Musicians, singers needed
Nutmeg Symphonic Pops Orchestra and Chorale needs musicians and singers. The orchestra rehearses Saturday mornings at 9:15 at Carrigan Middle School and the chorale rehearses Wednesdays at 5:30 at St. Louis Church, classroom wing. The orchestra is seeking string instruments, trombone, trumpet, French Horn, oboe, and the chorale needs all voices, especially men. Please call Dino Ciaburri at (203) 812-0606 or Linda Ciaburri at (203) 812-0607 if you are interested.
The Liberty Coin Show is back at the Elks Club, 265 Main St., on the third Sunday of the month. Buy and sell your coins. The organizers invite hobbyists to be part of the many displays. Food and beverages are on the menu. For more information, call Parry Carpinella, (203) 248-1053.
Balancing the care of a family member, a household and a job is overwhelming. Meet with a representative from VNA Community Healthcare’s Family Caregiver Support Network for a FREE consultation to discuss your personal care-giving issues, receive tips, guidance and explore solutions. Call VNA Community Healthcare’s Helpline at 1 (866) 474-5230 (toll free) to schedule a private in-person or phone session with one of our family caregiver experts. Consultations are held by appointment at several convenient locations including West Haven, Hamden and North Haven.
The Seth Haley Memorial Loan Fund of West Haven provides eligible college students with loans of up to $2500 to help students finish their post high school education. Applicants must be West Haven residents who have completed two or more years of college or post-secondary work or be in their final two years of advanced work. Any West Haven resident attending college or a post high school professional, technical or trade school can be eligible for a loan. Repayments do not begin, and no interest will be charged until one year after graduation. If you are interested in making an application for a loan, please call Mary Radziszewski at (203) 934-0396 or Gert Beckwith at (203) 934-6921 or write to 92 Lake St.