New Year’s Dance
The West Haven Italian-American Civic Association will hold its New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance on Sunday, Dec. 31, at the club, 85 Chase Lane. A full-course sit-down dinner with dessert and coffee will be served at 6:30, by Cusano by Maria, followed by dance music by Sound Alternative from 8:30 until 12:30. The open bar affair is $65 per person. Reservations along, with full payment required by Dec. 26, may be made by calling Ellen Marazzi (203)-933-7740 or Frank Consorte (203)-676-6379.
Museum open house
The Ward-Heitmann House Museum , 377 Elm St., will be open on Saturday and Sunday Dec. 16 and 17 between the hours of noon and 4 p.m. for visitors to tour the house decorated in the Christmas manner as it would have been back in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The blacksmith shop will also be open and you can watch our blacksmith make an item from iron over the forge as it was done back in the 18th and 19th centuries. Admission is free.
Senior trips offered
F. Seniors and Friends offers the following trips to the public. All trips leave First Avenue commuter lot:
Trip to Lancaster – May 2-4. Two shows: “Jesus,” and “Songs of the Silver Screen,” at American Music Theater. $75 deposit. Leaves First Avenue lot 8 a.m.
To get a flyer or book trips, call Fred Mongillo, (203) 389-5808 or (203) 927-4249.
The Agency on Aging of South Central CT is sponsoring a self-care education program for family caregivers, designed to provide you with tools and strategies to better handle the unique challenges you face. The free workshop series consists of six sessions held on Thursdays, 1- 3:30, Jan. 11, 18, 25 and Feb. 1, 8, 15 at the Agency on Aging of SCC at One Long Wharf Drive, Suite 1L, New Haven. To register, call or e-mail Jan Simmons at (203) 785-8533 x 3164, or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also register online atwww.aoascc.org/forms/ptc/.
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.
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.