Concert series closes Friday with Shaded Soul
The West Haven Summer Concert Series comes to a close in Old Grove Park at 7 p.m. Friday with rhythm and blues music performed by Shaded Soul.
The two-hour concert is free; the rain date is Monday at 7 p.m.
For rescheduling information, go to the Department of Parks and Recreation website, www.whparkrec.com, or call (203) 937-3677 after 4 p.m. the day of the concert.
Open house for special needs support groups
The West Haven Interagency Network for Children will hold an open house from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the West Haven Community House, 227 Elm St., for its Parent Support Group, Autism Parent Support Group, Spanish-speaking Autism Support Group and Adolescent Support Group.
Meet other parents of children with special needs and learn about the agency’s monthly meetings, workshops and activities for families. Free child care is provided if requested.
To register for the open house, contact Robert S. Morton, director of West Haven Youth and Family Services, at (203) 937-3633 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 8.
6th Walk, Fair scheduled for Sept. 24
The West Haven Community House will hold its 6th annual “Family Fun Walk & Wellness Fair” on Sunday morning, Sept. 24, at the Savin Rock Conference Center and Boardwalk. Registration is at 9:30am followed by a Zumba warm-up and a 10:30am kick-off.
The walk will feature a variety of fun activities along the route where participants receive free chances to be entered in a raffle to be held during the Wellness Fair at the end of the walk. Fun activity stations along the walk route include: hopscotch, simon says, bean bag toss, jump rope, spelling bee, limbo, wheelchair obstacle course, and more.
The “Fun Walk” will step off from the Conference Center with registration at 9:30 followed by a Zumba warm-up and a 10:30 kick-off on Sept. 24. All proceeds from the event will benefit West Haven Community House and its programs including Head Start pre-school, Community Connections’ day and residential programs for adults with intellectual disabilities, and Children & Youth before and after school child care programs located in the West Haven public schools.
The walk concludes with a free health and wellness fair inside the conference center as well as raffles and prizes awarded to the largest team and the team that raised the most funds. The health and wellness fair, which is open to the public, features a variety of local organizations representing health and wellness.
Those interested in participating can register online www.whcommunityhouse.org or contact Kathy Hart-Jones at (203) 934-5221 x 131, email@example.com.
Farmers market open on Green
The Tony Inzero Farmers Market is open for its 18th season on the Green.
Through Oct. 28, the expanded marketplace at Main Street and Campbell Avenue will feature state farmers selling homegrown fruits and vegetables from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.
It will include crafters selling their wares and an internet radio station DJ playing hit music.
The Thursday markets will showcase food trucks galore, dishing up baked potatoes, fried dough, Italian ice, kettle corn, lobster rolls and pulled pork.
WHEAT open third Saturday
The West Haven Emergency AssistanceTaskforce Food Pantry (674 Washington Avenue) is now open the third Saturday of each month from 9-noon. This month that date is Saturday, Aug. 19. Volunteers also accept donations during this time.
To get food requests must be from West Haven residents. They must bring a valid photo ID, two pieces of current mail, and proof of household income. Call (203) 931-9877 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.