The West Haven Council on the Arts is sponsoring a production of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. Auditions for the production are schedule for the Church of the Holy Spirit, 28 Church St, or Saturday, May 27, from noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 28, from 4-8 p.m. For information, call (203) 675-6637 or visit artswesthaven.org for details.
West Haven Summer Youth Theater is still accepting applications for its summer program. The program is open to youths 10-18 years old. Details are available at artswesthaven.org or by phoning (203) 654-0756.
Annual Tag Sale
St. Paul’s Parish is sponsoring its annual Tag Sale on Saturday, June 3 in the church lot, from 9-3. The rain date is June 10. Food and drinks as well as a bake sale are featured. Vendors are welcome at $25 per space. Call (203) 387-8452,
The Savin Rock Fireworks will hold its annual dinner this year on Thursday, June 8, at the Conference Center from 5:30 till 9. Dinner will be a buffet that includes food from most of West Haven’s finest restaurants. There will be a DJ, dancing and a raffle. The special guest this year is Chaz, from WPLR’s Chaz & AJ in the morning show. Tickets are $20 and kids under 12 are $5. To purchase tickets please call Natalie at (203) 933-3445.
Lecture on aging
Whether you’re concerned about gaining weight, preventing illness, or keeping your brain “sharp”, the key is a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Lisa Walke will discuss how exercising, eating right, reducing stress and relaxing more can make a positive difference in your health and how you feel. Lecture will also include exercise demonstrations; comfortable clothing recommended. June 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, 28 Church St. Light refreshments provided. To register, call (203) 789-3565.
West Haven IA Club; Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a Shred Event fundraiser on Saturday, June 24 from 10-1 at the club’s headquarters, 85 Chase Lane. Besides shredding the club is offering Hard Drive Destruction and Computer Recycling for $20 each. CRT Computer Monitors are $10 ea. Boxes of “shredding material” will run $8-$20 per box depending on size.
Senior trips offered
F. Seniors and Friends offers the following trips to the public. All trips leave First Avenue commuter lot:
Quincy Market and St. Anthony’s Feast – Saturday, Aug. 26. Bus leaves at 8 a.m., $48 per person;
Maine Lobster Dinner and Kennebunkport – Sunday, July 15. at 7:30 a.m. Choice of four dinners, $98 per person;
Big E – Sunday, Sept. 24. Leaves at 8 a.m. $56 per person.
To book trips, call Fred Mongillo, (203) 389-5808 or (203) 927-4249.
Museum slates trips
The Ward-Heitmann House Museum has the following trips for 2017-2018: The Black Hills, Badlands of South Dakota, May 12, 8 days, $2399 p.p. dbl — Price includes r/t air, air taxes/fees, hotel transfers, round trip transfers to New York airport, hotel, 8 meals and entrance fees to included attractions. Limited spots left.
French Canada’s Coast, July 11, 8 days. $1679 p.p. dbl — Includes accommodations, 7 breakfasts, 5 dinners, transportation and entrance fees. Tour departs West Haven.
Mackinac Island, Sept. 8-15, $1799 p.p. dbl — Fare includes r/t air, accommodations, 10 meals, sightseeing fees and r/t transfers from West Haven to NY airport based on ten passengers.
Viking’s Danube Christmas Market Cruise, Nov. 25, $1874-$2824 depending on choice of cabin and deck location — Eight-day river cruise travels through Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria and Germany. Price includes cabin, 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners, complimentary wine, beer, soft drinks with meals, 6 guided tours. Very limited availability.
Southern Caribbean Cruise, Celebrity Cruise Lines, Jan. 19 — Ten night Southern Caribbean cruise visiting Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, Antigua aboard Celebrity Lines’ Reflection. Call for availability and prices.
For trip brochures and questions, please contact Kathryn Gregory at (203) 933-0599 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.