Howard ordination set Sunday
The First Congregational Church of West Haven will celebrate the ordination of the Rev. E. Carl Howard on Sunday, June 11, at 3 p.m. at the Church on the Green, 464 Campbell Ave. Members and friends of Pastor Carl are cordially invited to the service and light refreshments thereafter.
Howard, who has been Bridge Pastor, Supply Pastor, and Pastor in Discernment for over three and a half years at the First Congregational Church will assume the Associate Pastor’s position at the Dunbar Church in Hamden
His Ordination takes place under the auspices of the New Haven Association of the United Church of Christ. The Rev. Kathryn King of the First Congregational Church will be participating. Those attending the reception after the service are kindly requested to RSVP the Church Office at (203) 933-6291.
Professor speaks at society meeting
The regular June meeting of the West Haven Historical Society will be highlighted by a presentation on World War I by Professor Thomas Colby, adjunct professor of history at UNH and Quinnipiac University.
Professor Colby’s talk is in conjunction with the Historical Society’s exhibit on West Haven in World War I will open to the public on Saturday June 10 from 11-4 and on Sunday June 11 from 11- 4. The exhibit entitled “Over, Over There: West Haven in World War I” will present a focus on local soldiers participation in the Great War complete with memorabilia from the Society’s Archives and from various local families collections of photographs, servicemen’s uniforms, and a diary kept by a local soldier of his time in the U.S. Army while in France.
The Thursday evening meeting will begin at 7 at the Poli House 686 Savin Ave. opposite the Green. The public is invited.
Registration open for Park-Rec day camps
Registration has opened for residents and nonresidents for the Department of Parks and Recreation’s Tiny Tots Camp (ages 3-4), Junior Day Camp (ages 5-6) and Painter Park Day Camp (ages 6-12).
Director Bill Slater said the department is offering four two-week sessions this summer.
Tiny Tots Camp meets 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. weekdays, starting June 26, in Pagels Elementary School, 26 Benham Hill Road; Junior Day Camp meets 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays, starting June 26, in Mackrille Elementary School, 806 Jones Hill Road; and Painter Park Day Camp meets 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, starting June 19, in the park, 190 Kelsey Ave.
For fees and session details, go to www.whparkrec.com or call (203) 937-3651.
Vendors sought for farmers market
The city is seeking craft, farm and food truck vendors to participate in the Tony Inzero Farmers Market, which opens its 18th season July 6 on the Green.
Through Oct. 28, the expanded marketplace at Main Street and Campbell Avenue will feature state farmers selling homegrown fruits and vegetables Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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.
To download a participation form, go to http://www.cityofwesthaven.com/DocumentCenter/View/767.
Forms are also available in the mayor’s office at City Hall, 355 Main St., where they are due June 9. Forms can also be emailed to farmers market organizer Erin Sweeney at email@example.com or faxed to (203) 937-3705.
WHCH registration open for childcare programs
The West Haven Community House is now accepting registrations for the 2017-18 school year for its high-quality, affordable childcare programs for children starting at age 3. More than 300 school-age children participate in the agencies before and after school program housed in seven West Haven public schools, and 150 preschoolers attend their Head Start school readiness program for income eligible families, which is still housed on Elm Street. Despite the loss of Connecticut’s Care 4 Kids child subsidy program last fall, the Community House still provides high-quality childcare at a reasonable cost.
For more information about the Community House’s Head Start preschool or before and after school child care, please visit their website at www.whcommunityhouse.org or call (203) 934-5221.