The First Lutheran Church, 52 George St., is sponsoring its annual Chili Cook-off on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 2- 5 p.m. A Chili Tasting Kit costs $5 and you can tast and judge different entries. Those looking to place a chili recipe in the contest should call Kyla, (203) 859-2088. The entry fee is $10.
The West Haven Irish-American Club is hosting its annual fundraiser for the scholarship fund at Applebee’s, Orange. The pancake breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10, from 8-9:45 a.m. Tickets are $5 for a full breakfast, including juice and coffee. Call Charlie at (203) 934-9740 for information.
I-A October events
The West Haven Italian-American Civic Association has scheduled two events for October. On Saturday, Oct. 20, it will host a combined 60th Anniversary and Italian Night Dinner Dance with full dinner fenu and open bar at 85 Chase Lane at 6:30. Dance music is by Vinny Carr from 8 to 12. Tickets are $45 per person. Call Bob or Ellen Marrazzi at (203) 933-7740.
The second event is a Halloween Doo Wop Dance on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7. Music is by Dave the DJ till 12. Free beer, wine or soda. Cash bar for mixed drinks. BYO Snacks! Coffee And at 11. Tickets: $20 per person. Call Lou at (203) 934-3339 or (203) 464-1976 or Ben at (203) 933-4423 by Oct. 23
WH Garden Club
The West Haven Garden Club will hold its meeting on Thursday, Oct. 11, at the St. Louis Church meeting room, Bull Hill Lane at 11:30 a.m. A luncheon will then follow and the program will be Backyard Birds: Identify and learn about our winged friends, which will be conducted by the CT Audubon Society. Newcomers are welcome to join us. For further information call (203) 937-1674.
Senior Center trip
The West Haven Senior Center is offering the following trip: Foxwoods Casino Tuesday, Nov. 27, to see “Legends Concert”: Tickets cost is $25 per person for casino only or casino and Legends show, $52. Bus leaves Savin Rock Conference Center at 8:15 a.m. “Legends” features Elvis, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, David Bowie, George Michael and The Blues Brothers, a 90 minute fantastic show! Trip includes a bonus for everyone on the bus, a free buffet meal or $10 Food Voucher and $10 slot play. Payment due by Nov. 2.
Flyers with details for this trip are available at the office West Haven Senior Center 201 Noble St. or call (203) 937-3507 for more information.
The 35th reunion for the West Haven High School Class of 1983 is set for Randall’s Restaurant, 236 Platt Ave., on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. Price is $20 in advance, before Sept. 22; $25 at the door. Entertainment by Full Wound Sound. Appetizers and desserts included; cash bar; 50/50 raffle. Checks made payable to WHHS Class of 1983. Mail to: Patricia Brereton Johnson, 95 Bassett St., West Haven 06516. All classes welcome!
Wilbur Cross High School, Class of 1961, is holding a 75th Birthday Party Celebration on Sunday, Oct. 14, 1-5 at Seasons (formerly Country House), Rt. 80, East Haven. Luncheon buffet with dessert and birthday cake, DJ, cash bar; cost is $50. Invitations with details and RSVP have been mailed. Email Angie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
F Seniors and Friends has a trip planned for the new year: A trip to Atlantic City is planned for Jan. 2-4 at Resorts Casino. It includes four meals, $20 in slot play and two shows. Price is $229 per person.
For booking, call Fred at (203) 389-5808 or (203) 927-4249.