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September 2014

Senior center dances

September 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every week until September 4, 2014
Riverwalk,
100 Canal St. E, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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The Shelton Senior Center is hosting its annual summertime senior dances at the Rotary Pavilion on the Riverwalk at Canal and Cornell streets in Shelton. Dances are Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m., Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28, and Sept. 4. Vinnie Carr will play a mixture of line and ballroom dances. Parking and rest rooms are available. Bring a lawn chair. For information call 203-924-9324. In the event the dance is canceled it will be listed at this number:…

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Down by the River Festival

September 6 @ 7:30 am
Riverwalk,
100 Canal St. E, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Features the Bike for Hope, music, a chili cook-off, beer garden, arts and crafts vendors and family activities at Veterans Memorial Park (the Riverwalk). Raises funds for MovingWithHope, a non-profit organization that helps survivors of brain and spinal cord injuries and diseases. Bike ride starts at 7:30. Cost is $35, which includes an event T-shirt. Volunteers may call 203-513-8424. For information, visit dbtr.org.

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A ‘Plant Mystery’

September 8 @ 10:00 am
Plumb Memorial Library,
65 Wooster Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Olde Ripton Garden Club will test their plant skills by identifying fruits and nuts, flowers and foliage plants and ornamental plants. Also a plant swap. Meeting starts at 10 a.m. at Plumb Memorial Library. Refreshments served. Public and new members welcome. Information: olderiptongardenclub.org or Renee at 203-775-6645.

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Fun for Little Ones

September 9 @ 10:00 am
Plumb Memorial Library,
65 Wooster Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Mrs. Fritsch offers stories, songs and movement for babies and toddlers up to age 2 in this themed drop-in program; siblings welcome, too.

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Veterans support sessions

September 10 @ 12:30 pm
Senior Center,
81 Wheeler Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Ramon Agosto, veteran service officer, will be available Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 12:30 p.m. to assist veterans in applying for V.A. benefits and preparing and presenting claims. Non-members welcome. No appointments necessary.

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Shelton League of Women Voters

September 10 @ 7:00 pm
Scinto Towers #1,
1 Corporate Drive, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Planning meeting at 7 p.m., at 1 Corporate Drive, in the first floor meeting room. All registered voters — male and female — are encouraged to attend. Group meets second Wednesday of the month. Information: SheltonLeagueOfWomenVoters@gmail.com or Erica at 203-244-8373.

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Camera and computer imaging workshop

September 11 @ 9:30 am
Senior Center,
81 Wheeler Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Meets on Thursdays for eight weeks. Cost: $10. Taught by Perry DeGeorge. Learn how to set your camera to get the best pictures and make them better by editing them in your computer.  Printing in different sizes and saving them for the future and more. Members only. Register.

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Fire prevention

September 11 @ 10:00 am
Senior Center,
81 Wheeler Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Thursday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m., Ted Pisciotta, assistant chief — fire prevention — will be presenting home fire hazard prevention and preparedness. Pisciotta will explain how to identify potential hazards and risks associated with your home. His presentation will discuss how to prevent a fire from occurring, but also how to be prepared and react in the event an unwanted fire does happen. Non-members welcome.

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Membership meeting

September 12 @ 10:30 am
Senior Center,
81 Wheeler Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Minutes of the meeting and agenda for the following month are posted on the membership board outside the assembly (bingo) room.

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September dance

September 12 @ 1:00 pm
Senior Center,
81 Wheeler Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Tickets are $4. Music by Vinnie Carr. Tickets on sale from Aug. 8 to Sept. 10. Lunch is served from 11:45 to 12:15 p.m., for $3.

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Fall fair

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Church of the Good Shepherd,
182 Coram Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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The Church of the Good Shepherd hosts annual event, 10-4 p.m. on the church grounds. Vendors, crafters and a raffle. A portion of the proceeds from the raffle will go to help the church’s outreach program.

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September 15 @ 8:00 am - 1:45 pm
Scinto Towers, Tower 2,
2 Corporate Towers, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Held at R.D. Scinto Towers, 2 Corporate Drive, 8-1:45 p.m. For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

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Bridgeport Art League season opening Sept. 15

September 15 @ 11:30 am
St Paul’s Episcopal Church Community Center,
25 Church Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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An opening reception for a Shelton-based art league is set for Monday, Sept. 15, at 11:30 a.m. The Bridgeport Art League has sent an open invitation to the public to come to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Parish Center, 25 Church Street. There will be coffee, cake and a chance to meet the artists who teach at the league’s classes. Free event. For more information, visit: bridgeportartleague.org.

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Elder law session

September 16 @ 10:30 am
Senior Center,
81 Wheeler Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Attorney Drazen will meet Tuesday, Sept. 16, 10:30 a.m. The topic of discussion will be: Planning with IRA and 401ks. Non-members welcome.

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Travel talk

September 16 @ 1:30 pm
Senior Center,
81 Wheeler Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Jay and Hilkka Bhandary will present their travel experiences and show slides of Costa Rico and the Panama Canal at the upcoming meeting of AARP Chapter 3240. Refreshments served and guests invited. Call Dot Ward at 203-924-0460 for information.

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Food Trucks in the Valley

September 18 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Riverwalk,
100 Canal St. E, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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From 4-8 p.m., at the Riverwalk, to benefit the programs and services that serve children and families. Free admission, with 10% of proceeds from vendors go toward PCRC. Rain date Sept. 23. Information on sponsoring or becoming a vendor: Veronica Parsloe at vparsloe@LNVPCRC.org or 203-954-0543 ext. 130.

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Caregiver Workshop

September 18 @ 5:30 pm
Senior Center,
81 Wheeler Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Topic: Fast, easy and healthy meals. Savour Catering will be presenting. A light supper will be served. Register. Reservations up to Sept. 16.

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Children’s Health and Safety Fair

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Boys & Girls Club,
1 Positive Place, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Family carnival theme, providing free food, games and more. There will also be a variety of health, wellness and safety programs and displays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley, 1 Positive Place. Free bike helmets will be available for the first 400 children and there will be free CPR training (call Cathi at 203-732-1337 to register). For more information: 203-732-1337.

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Blood pressure screening

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Senior Center,
81 Wheeler Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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The Emergency Care Institute of Bridgeport Hospital will conduct screenings Monday, Sept. 22, 12 to 2 p.m. Non-members welcome.

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Senior health and wellness fair

September 23
Senior Center,
81 Wheeler Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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State Sen. Kevin Kelly and his staff hosts. State and local organizations will be on site to provide health screenings and up-to date information about programs available to the senior population and their families relating to health, legal issues and financial services. There will be a special presentation at noon when Judith Stein, executive director of the Center for Medicare Advocacy and member of the Federal Commission on Long Term Care, will discuss recent Medicare developments and what they mean…

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Hearing maintenance

September 23 @ 10:30 am - September 26 @ 12:00 pm
Senior Center,
81 Wheeler Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Precision Hearing Specialists provide free hearing maintenance the fourth Tuesday of each month from 10:30 to noon. Appointments are necessary and may be made by calling 203-381-9555. Non-members welcome.

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Foot care

September 24 @ 10:00 am
Senior Center,
81 Wheeler Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Dr. Sharnoff presents Wednesday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. for an informative session on foot care. Non-members welcome.

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Portugal presentation

September 26 @ 10:30 am
Senior Center,
81 Wheeler Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Collette Travel will present a slide show on Friday, Sept. 26, at 10:30 a.m. on the upcoming 2015 trip to Portugal. Cost, discounts and itinerary will be discussed. Deposits will be accepted at the presentation.

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September birthday party

September 26 @ 1:00 pm
Senior Center,
81 Wheeler Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Cost: $4. Music by Vinnie Carr. Tickets on sale Aug. 22-Sept. 24.

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Bus trip

September 30

The First United Methodist Church of Shelton is offering a bus trip to the Eden Resort in Lancaster, Penn., Tuesday, Sept. 30, through Thursday, Oct. 2. Trip includes tours, an artist talk and shopping. Also Moses at the Sight and Sound Theater.  Cost of the trip is $399 per person/double occupancy and a deposit of $75 per person is being collected now. Information/reservations: 203-929-3537 or sheltonumc@snet.net.

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October 2014

Hazardous waste day

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Shelton Highway Department,
41 Myrtle Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Shelton’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be Saturday, Oct. 4, 9–1 p.m. at the Shelton Highway Department facility, 41 Myrtle Street.

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Fall festival

October 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mohegan School,
47 Mohegan Road, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Mohegan School is hosting its fifth annual fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 4, 10-4 p.m. Vendors are needed. For more information, contact Cindy Kavasansky at cindcoch@aol.com or 203-954-7120 . The school is at 47 Mohegan Road.

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Tag sale and flea market

October 11 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
First United Methodist Church,
188 Rocky Rest Road, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Held at the First United Methodist Church, 9-6 p.m.  Vendor space is available for $20 a table. The church is located on the corner of Long Hill Avenue and Rocky Rest Road. Proceeds will benefit the ministries of the church. Information: 203-929-3537 or office@umcshelton.org.

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Halloween party

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Center,
81 Wheeler Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Menu: Pumpkin ravioli, chicken piccatta, rice pilaf, broccoli and carrot medley, candied pecan salad, roll, Halloween cupcakes, tea or coffee. Cost: $15. Music by Vinnie Carr. Tickets on sale Sept. 26 through Oct. 22.

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Wesley Village 5k Road Race and Fun Walk

October 25
Wesley Village,
580 Long Hill Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Event has a Halloween theme. Organizers are joining forces with JB Sports to put together the 2014 event. Online registration at wesleyvillage-ct.org. Contact Carlene Rhea at 203-225-5020 or crhea@umh.org for information.

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Hearing maintenance

October 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Senior Center,
81 Wheeler Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Precision Hearing Specialists provide free hearing maintenance the fourth Tuesday of each month from 10:30 to noon. Appointments are necessary and may be made by calling 203-381-9555. Non-members welcome.

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