The annual Christmas Fest is set on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9-2:30 at First Congregational Church, on the Green, 464 Campbell Ave. Craft and candy vendors, a bake sale, a Silent Auction, delicious breakfast & lunch offerings, pictures with Santa from 12-2, Christmas carols, and a raffle of Christmas trees, wreaths, and other items (raffle drawing begins at 2). The Book Sale, the White Elephant, and the SERRV Shop – with gifts from all over the world – will be open for your Christmas shopping pleasures. Proceeds from the festival benefit WHEAT, our church Steeple Fund and our church groups. Contact the church for more info at (203) 933-6291.
The West Haven Garden Club will host its Holiday Fair on Thursday, Dec. 7 at City Hall, 355 Main St., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a bake sale, raffles and crafts.
The West Haven Irish-American Club is hosting its annual fundraiser for the scholarship fund at Applebee’s, Orange. The pancake breakfast is Saturday, Nov. 18 from 8-9:45. Tickets are $6 for a full breakfast, including juice and coffee. Call Charlie at (203) 934-9740 for tickets and information.
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 257, will hold its Annual Holiday Party and Installation of Elected Officers on Monday, Dec. 4, 1 p.m., at Brazi’s Restaurant, 201 Food Terminal Plaza, Long Wharf, New Haven. Reservations are required; RSVP by Nov. 30. Reservations/Info: Linda at (203) 287-8673.
The annual Christkindlmarkt of the Harugari Singing Society is planned for Sunday, Dec. 3 from noon to 3 in the club hall, 66 Highland St.Come to the hall and pick up some Christmas crafts and gifts. Homemade baked goods will also be for sale. Doors open at noon. Admission to the market is free. Included is a Rindsrouladen Dinner at 2. Cost of the dinner is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Reservations are required for the dinner. Call Barbara, (203) 640-3656 or the club (203) 933-9930 to reserve your dinner.
First Lutheran Church, 52 George St, will host its annual fall festival on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9-2. There will be vendors, baked goods, white elephant, raffles and refreshments.
Trees of WH
The Ward-Heitmann House Museum will hold its annual Trees of West Haven event at St. John Vianney Church Hall on Saturday Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3 from 10:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be many raffle prizes and we are looking for a few vendors or crafters to attend either one or two days. Please call (203) 934-6921 or e mail email@example.com for more information if you are interested.
Savin Rock Community School is sponsoring the Rockin’ the Holidays Festival on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the school gym, 50 Park St. Great shopping for the holidays. Items supplied by local vendors and artists. Raffles, entertainment, bake sale, food court, and more.
OLOV school promotion
Our Lady of Victory School is participating in an incredible program that allows it to earn free classroom equipment and supplies. The community is asked to help: Sign up your ShopRite Price Plus Club card to our school code (17958) by visiting www.shopriteforeducation.com; or call the school at (203) 932-6457 and you will be enrolled.
Shop at a participating ShopRite from today through April 26 with your enrolled card and OLOV School will earn points towards free classroom equipment, all donated by the store. Cards must be re-enrolled every school year.
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.