A concert of Christian songwriters will take place on Friday, April 6 at 7 p.m. at New Life Church at 255 Jones Hill Road. The concert includes five musicians on guitar performing all original Christian songs. More information can be found at https://www.tgmusicmedia.com/schedule.html . The evening is free admission and an offering will be collected.
Community Garden plots
The West Haven Community Garden is accepting applications for new members. WHCG is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to helping its members grow organic produce for themselves and their families. It is located behind Molloy School on Meloy Road and is open May 1-Oct. 31. Garden plots (10x10ft) are $30; $20 for seniors 65 and older. Program details and application forms are available at http://whcommunitygarden.org. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Used Book Sale
The First Congregational church, 464 Campbell Ave., will host its monthly Used Book Sale, SERRV Shop and Clothes Closet on Saturday, April 14 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. As usual there will be large selection of gently used books for sale, along with article made by refugees from around the world and clothing for the whole family at very low prices also. Call (203) 933-6291 for information.
The Rotary Club of West Haven annual auction is Saturday, April 28, at the WHIA Club, 85 Chase Lane. Tickets are $55 per person for open bar and family-style dinner, silent auction and live auction. This year’s paddle auction will benefit the Forest School Playground Project. For information, call (203) 687-8770 or email RotaryAuction18@comcast.net.
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 Wednesday evenings, 6-8:30, May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20 and 27 at the Agency on Aging of SCC at One Long Wharf Drive, Suite 1L, New Haven. A light dinner will be served. To register, call or e-mail Jan Simmons at (203) 785-8533 ext. 3164, email@example.com. You can also register online at www.aoascc.org/forms/ptc/.
The Friends of West Haven Library Book Sale will sponsor a pop-up book sale of children and adult fiction on Saturday, April 7, at the Main Library, 300 Elm St., between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. As usual there will be large assortment of fiction of many kinds, including mysteries, romance and adventure. Many beautiful books for children will be featured at our usual low prices. All proceeds benefit the programs at our three libraries. Call (203) 937-4233 for details.
Savin Rock Fireworks Committee presents, “Comedy Night” on Saturday, April 14 in St. Lawrence School Hall. Doors open at 7 show starts at 8. Bring your own snacks and drinks. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. The comics appearing are: Pat Oats, Josh Levinson, Chris Cyr, Dave Sheehan, Laura Manasewich and Stoch Mikita. Please contact John and Mary Malenda for tickets. (203) 397-8523.
An Al-Anon meeting group invites new members to attend its weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the First Lutheran Church, 52 George St. For information and details, call (203) 506-1464.
WH Garden Club sets confab
The West Haven Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 12, at St. Louis Church on 89 Bull Hill Road at 11:30 a.m. After the meeting a luncheon will follow and our program will be Amanda Chase speaking on Dahlias. Price is $5 for guests. For further information please call Iris at (203) 937-1674.
Westies Care names honorees
Westies Care, Inc., a recognized 501(c)(3), will host its 9th Annual Dinner, celebrating education and community on Monday, April 9, at 6 p.m. at the Cielo Ballroom, 85 Chase Lane. The Class of 2018 of community leaders to be honored are: Nancy Paone, Roberta O’Brien, State Sen. Gayle Slossberg, Ron Conlan, Rich Pyrdol, Angelo Vessichio and Watson Food Company. Student honorees will be announced next week. Tickets are $35 and include a full buffet dinner and dessert. All proceeds are donated to student awards and scholarships. To purchase tickets, become a sponsor, or donate a raffle prize, contact Phil Liscio, (203) 494-6021, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golden Oldies Revue
The 36th anniversary edition of the Golden Oldies Revue is scheduled for Saturday, April 14 at the Cielo Ballroom, 85 Chase Lane, from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Michael Hoover presents “Memories of Elvis” at 9:30 with DJ Charles F. Rosenay providing other music. Tickets are $25 per person with door prizes and a raffle. Proceeds will be donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Call Geri Caccavale (203) 795-5473 or Lucy Prokop (203) 468-2528 for tickets.
The West Haven Italian-American Ladies Auxiliary presents The Jersey Four with Anthony Ierulli, A Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, on Saturday, April 7, from 6-11 p.m. at the club, 85 Chase Lane. Buffet dinner, Cash bar, costs $45 in advance, $50 at the door. Respond by March 27. For tickets, contact, Natalie DeRosa, (203) 915-4093 or Linda Smith, (203) 772-5961.
The West Haven Italian-American Civic Association Senior Center is seeking new members to join its Tuesday senior gathering. Come join a group of friendly seniors in an afternoon of good company, with Bingo, cards, trips to casinos and conversations with like-minded people, and more. Meetings are at the club each Tuesday from 11 to 3. The cost is just $3 per week to cover expenses. Refreshments are offered at no additional cost. Call Mickey on (203) 606-0925 for further information.
The First Congregational Church, 464 Campbell Ave., will host its monthly used book sale, White Elephant Sale, SERRV Shop and Clothes Closet on Saturday March 17, from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Along with the monthly sales, there will be an Easter Fest featuring lots of food, bake sale, vendors, raffles, and the Easter Bunny. (203) 933-6291
Senior Center trips
The West Haven Senior Center is offering the following trips:
Westchester Broadway Theater – to see Sister Act, April 5, $89 per-person waiting list;
Foxwoods Casino-Tuesday, March 27, $25 per person. Bonus $10 at restaurant or free buffet, $10 slot play. Bus leaves at 8:00 a.m. Pay by check to West Haven Senior Trip Account;
Aqua Turf Club – Celebrate Italia, Tuesday, July 17, $65 per person; show features popular Italian singer Dominic DePasquale and New England’s top musicians! All entrees served family style (salad, fruit, penne with meatballs and sausage, chicken parmesan, vegetables, dessert). Complimentary coffee & donuts, complimentary glass of beer or wine and complimentary door prizes. Bus leaves Savin Rock Conference Center at 10:00 a.m.;
“The Glen Campbell Experience” – Friday, June 1, at Nelson Hall, Cheshire $64 per person. The man and his music; show features longtime professional entertainer, Jimmy Mazz. Trip will include lunch at the conservatory and the show at Nelson Hall at 2 p.m. Bus leaves 11 a.m. from Savin Rock Conference Center.
Call (203) 937-3507 for more information.
Senior trips offered
F. Seniors and Friends offers the following trips to the public. All trips leave First Avenue commuter lot:
Trip to Atlantic City – May 14-16. Two nights, slot play, four meals, show. $229 per person, must be paid in full by March 20.
To get a flyer or 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. This year’s dates are: Jan. 21, March 18, May 20, June 17, Aug. 19, Oct. 21, and December 16. 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.