Historian Peter Malia, well- known author and historian of West Haven, will be the guest speaker tonight at the regular meeting of the Historical Society.
He is the author of Invisible Saints, and is currently working on a book on Thomas Painter, West Haven’s famous figure who is represented on the West Haven Flag.
The meeting will be held at the Poli House, 686 Savin Ave., and start promptly at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the talk.
First Lutheran Church, 52 George St., will sponsor its annual Chili Cook-off on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 3-6:30 p.m. in the church hall. A chili-tasting kit costs $5. The cost of entering a pot of chili is $10.Call (203) 859-2088.
Protect Our Kids a free anti- bullying and awareness seminar is scheduled at the Renzo Gracie Training Center, 680 Campbell Ave., on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 11 a.m. Guest Speaker Mark Barden, Co-Founder of Sandy Hook Promise, will speak at 12, 1, and 2. The Gracie Center is holding a free self- defense/anti-bullying clinics at 2:30. Raffle prizes and 50/50 raffle are featured. Call (203) 675-5976 for information.
First Congregational Church on the Green, 464 Campbell Ave., is offering a service of prayer and meditation in response to the violence and natural disasters affecting the world on Monday, Oct. 16. Led by Senior Pastor, the Rev. Kathryn King and Di- rector of Christian Education, Jessica Lyman, the sanctuary of the church will open at 6 Director of Christian Education, the vigil begins at 6:30. The service will be one of song, prayer and worship.
The West Haven Italian- American Civic Associaton will host a Halloween Doo Wop Dance at 85 Chase Lane on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m. Music by DJ Dave till mid- night. Free beer, wine or soda. Cash Bar for mixed drinks. BYO Snacks! Coffee And at 11.. Costumes Optional Tickets: $20 per person. Call Lou at (203) 934-3339 or Ben at (203) 933-4423 by Oct. 24.
BP Garden Club
Bradley Point Garden Club will hold a meeting, noon Oct. 17, West Haven City Hall, 355 Main St., lower level. Program will be a cooking demonstration by ShopRite dietician. New members welcome. Call (203) 878-8428..
WH Garden Club
The West Haven Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, Oct. 19, at St. Louis Church on Bull Hill Road at 11:30 a.m. After the meeting a luncheon will follow and our program will be on “Owls of Connecticut,” presented by Julie Craver from the Denision Nature Center.Newcomers are welcome with a donation of $5. For further information, please call (203) 937-1674.
‘Back to the Oldies’
“Back to the Oldies” makes a return to Cielo, 85 Chase Lane, on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Charles F. Rosenay the “Original Boppers DJ is set to spin the discs, while Carla Gemma Caccavale performs. Tickets are $20 per person and include door prizes, coffee and dessert. The raffle benefits the MDA. For tickets, call (203) 795-5473 or (203) 468-2528.
Our Lady of Victory School is looking for crafters for our annual OLOV Christmas Fair. It will be held Nov. 18 and 19. If you are interested in obtaining an application please call the school at (203) 932-6457 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., or you can e-mail Cecelia Castillon at email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.