The annual Easter Fest and Craft Fair, sponsored by First Congregational Church on the Green, is set for Saturday, April 6, 9-2:30, at the church, 464 Campbell Ave, The fair features handmade candies & crafts, a bake sale, and an Easter Basket raffle, as well as White Elephant shop and Book Sale downstairs, and Clothes Closet upstairs. A light breakfast is offered as well as lunch. The Easter Bunny will visit us between 11 and 2. Kids can have their picture taken with the bunny, get a free Glitter Tattoo, enjoy our crafts/activities table, and get a prize from our big pink tree!
Vendor spaces are still available for the festival. Contact our church office for an application or information, (203) 933-6291 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The West Haven Historical Society invites the public to a discussion of West Haven’s fire department history as Lt. William Heffernan discusses, “Why West Haven Has Three Fire Departments,” at the monthly meeting, tonight at the Poli House, 686 Savin Ave. The time is 7 p.m.
The Harugari German-American Club, 66 Highland St., is sponsoring three events: Friday March 15, at 6 p.m. St.Patrick’s Day Family Dinner Members $15 non-members 17. Cash Bar. Live Music. For Reservations please call Barbara Pokora at (203) 640-3656 For more information go to Harugari.org.
Saturday March 23 open house and Bierfest from 4-10 p.m. Free admission
Sunday, April 7, at noon. Brunch at Duffy’s Tavern 241 Campbell Ave. Please make reservations by calling Sue Lanziero at (203) 623-9093. For more information go to Harugari.org.
The West Haven Senior Center is making a trip to Mogehan Sun on Wednesday, May 8. Cost is $25 with $15 free bet and $15 food voucher or free buffet. This trip is in conjunction with The West Haven Housing Authority. Pick up times are as follows: Morrissey Manor 8 a.m., Savin Rock Conference Center 8:15, Surfside 8:30, Union 8:45, and John Prete 9. Those picked up at Housing Authority sites, please make reservation with Yolanda (203) 933-9449. Those picked up at Conference Center please register at the West Haven Senior Center or call (203) 937-3507. Bus leaves Mohegan at 4.
Golden Oldies Review
The 37th edition of the Golden Oldies Review is scheduled for Saturday, April 6, 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. DJ Charles Rosenay will provide music. Also featured is Carla Gemma Tickets are $30 per person with door prizes and raffle. Proceeds to benefit MDA Call Geri Caccavale (203) 795-5473 or Lucy Prokop (203) 468-2528 for tickets.
The Liberty Coin Club of West Haven, organized in1962, will host a Coin Show on Sunday, March 17, at the Elks Club, 265 Main St., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. Anyone with an interest in buying, selling or collecting coins, or with questions about coins, is welcome to attend. Expert dealers and collectors will be on hand.
Shore Haven scholarships
The Shore Haven Junior Baseball League will be accepting scholarship applications for current high school seniors pursing further education. The league will be awarding three scholarships in the amounts of $250 in honor of Sal Arminio, Dave Terese, Sr., and Mario J.Argentino, plus the Joseph Morrell, Sr., Scholarship.
All applicants must have participated in the league for two years for the first three scholarships. Applications must be returned by May 15 to: Charles Gunning, 125 Central Ave., West Haven, 06516. For information can be obtained from area guidance offices or by calling (203) 934-9740.
Bradley Pt. confab
Bradley Point Garden Club of West Haven will hold its monthly luncheon, followed by a workshop on pressed flower arranging, at noon on Tuesday, March 19 in the lower level of Ora Mason Library, 260 Benham Hill Road. New members are always welcome. Call Marie at (203) 878-8428.
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.
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 Gert Beckwith at (203) 934-6921, or Ralph Lawson, (203) 934-6442