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November 2014

Pet photos with Santa

November 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Pet Supplies Plus,
675 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Digital photos are $15. Cash or check. Proceeds benefit Friends of the Shelton Animal Shelter.

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Halloween bash to benefit Boys & Girls Club

November 1 @ 7:00 pm
Boys & Girls Club,
1 Positive Place, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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An adult Halloween costume party to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley will take place Saturday, Nov. 1, 7-midnight at Molto Bene in Ansonia. The cost to attend Costumes & Cocktails is $40 per person, with a cash bar. The local Boys & Girls Club has facilities in Shelton and Ansonia. People can RSVP to Carol Pendagast at 203-926-0001, ext. 302 or email info@sdinsurancegroup.com.

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Olde Ripton Garden Club meeting

November 3 @ 10:00 am
Plumb Memorial Library,
65 Wooster Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Fall decoration workshop, 10 a.m. at Plumb Memorial Library. Claire Norris and Judy Wise will lead attendees in making an artistic arrangement in an appropriate container for a small or miniature design or for a large fall centerpiece. Public welcome. $5 donation requested. Information: olderiptongardenclub.org.

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Budding Bookworms

November 3 @ 10:30 am
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Every week until November 10, 2014
Plumb Memorial Library,
65 Wooster Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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A themed drop in story and craft time for kids 1-5 years old and their caregivers.

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Art with Mr. Al

November 3 @ 5:00 pm
Plumb Memorial Library,
65 Wooster Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Kids in grades 1-6 discover the principles of art and color; dress for creating/mess. Registration required.

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Fun for Little Ones

November 4 @ 10:00 am
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Every week until November 4, 2014
Plumb Memorial Library,
65 Wooster Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Mrs. Fritsch offers stories, songs and movement for toddlers and pre-schoolers up to age 5 in this themed drop in program; siblings welcome.

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Baby Rhyme Time

November 4 @ 11:00 am
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Every week until November 4, 2014
Huntington Branch Library,
41 Church Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Infants and non-walkers with caregivers enjoy traditional and new nursery rhymes and songs, many with hand play or action. Followed by time for some free play and socialization for the kids, and chit-chat for the adults. No registration needed.

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Book Buzz

November 4 @ 2:00 pm
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Every week until November 4, 2014
Plumb Memorial Library,
65 Wooster Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Drop-in with Miss Maura for weekly book and book based craft plus a healthy snack. This is program for preschool children and their caregivers welcomes audience participation.

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‘My Weird School’ Book Club

November 4 @ 5:00 pm
Plumb Memorial Library,
65 Wooster Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Kids in grades 1-3 and their families explore this series with A. J. and the other characters at Ella Mentry School through book discussions, enhancing Common Core skills and related activities plus refreshment and door prizes. Multiple copies of Mr. Klutz is Nuts! are available for this month’s session; registration is required.

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knit!

November 4 @ 6:00 pm
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Every week until November 4, 2014
Plumb Memorial Library,
65 Wooster Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Adult fiber fans meet to knit, crochet and chat, lots of support and fellowship in this drop in group, stop in.

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Toddler Movement Program

November 5 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Every week until November 5, 2014
Huntington Branch Library,
41 Church Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Kids ages 2-and-a-half to 4 years old and caregivers march, dance and play musical instruments plus songs and action poems. This is a weekly program for children who are ready to participate in group activities. Register.

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Tweens Rule

November 5 @ 6:00 pm
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Every week until November 5, 2014
Plumb Memorial Library,
65 Wooster Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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New program for kids in grades 5-8. Crafts, cooking, book discussions.

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AlphaBits

November 6 @ 10:30 am
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Every week until November 6, 2014
Plumb Memorial Library,
65 Wooster Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Preschoolers and caregivers work on learning skills to make them kindergarten ready; drop in session, siblings welcome.

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Stories with Danielle

November 6 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Every week until November 6, 2014
Huntington Branch Library,
41 Church Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Three and four year olds hear stories just for them.

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44th anniversary celebration

November 7 @ 12:00 pm
Senior Center,
81 Wheeler Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Music by Vinnie Carr. Luncheon includes: assorted cheese and crackers, baked filet of sole with crabmeat stuffing, loin of pork with ginger glaze, red mashed potatoes, string beans almondine, candied pecan salad, roll and butter, coffee or tea and anniversary cake and Asti Spumante Toast! Tickets on sale. Cost: $22. Set-ups and ice provided.   

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First Friday Book Discussion

November 7 @ 1:00 pm
Huntington Branch Library,
41 Church Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri will be discussed at this meeting. Books are available at the branch. December’s selection will be Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann.

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Spanish with Sandra

November 7 @ 2:45 pm
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Every week until November 21, 2014
Huntington Branch Library,
41 Church Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Early immersion program for three to five year-olds and their parents, features the Spanish language in songs, games, story time and other activities. Taught by Shelton Spanish teacher Sandra Alvarado. Registration required and space is limited. This session runs Fridays, at 2:45 through Nov. 21. Participants don’t have to go to all sessions.

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Loss of the Quincy

November 8 @ 1:00 pm
Huntington Branch Library,
41 Church Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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During World War II, more than 380 men went down with the USS Quincy; a number of them from Connecticut. Learn what happened during the battle, from various viewpoints, to people caught in circumstances beyond their control. This presentation is lead by Bob Begin; register beginning Oct. 23.

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Teen Saturday

November 8 @ 1:30 pm
Plumb Memorial Library,
65 Wooster Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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 1:30 p.m. Boost! Teens 13-18 make Rice Krispy Treats then tackle Starbucks copycat drinks: Pumpkin Spice and Salted Caramel (Latte or Frappe your preference) all while discussing this week’s book The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness; copies in the teen room. Film Critics — 3 p.m. teens screen Red 2. New members welcome.

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Budding Bookworms

November 10 @ 10:30 am
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Every week until November 10, 2014
Plumb Memorial Library,
65 Wooster Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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A themed drop in story and craft time for kids 1-5 years old and their caregivers.

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Veterans salute

November 10 @ 12:00 pm
Senior Center,
81 Wheeler Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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 Monday, Nov. 10, noon, salute to veterans. Luncheon includes: baked lasagna, antipasto salad, meatballs, Italian bread a butter. Special dessert for veterans and attendees. Cost:  $15. Music by Vinnie Carr. Any member who is a veteran attending will receive their ticket at no charge

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As I See It

November 12 @ 1:00 pm
Huntington Branch Library,
41 Church Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Friends of the Shelton Libraries offer a film viewing and discussion over desserts; new members welcome.

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Shelton Voters Network

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Scinto Towers #1,
1 Corporate Drive, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Meeting 7-9 p.m. at the Corporate Towers, Tower 1, first floor conference room, 1 Corporate Drive. The nonpartisan Shelton Voters Network encourages men and women to build a stronger democracy. Information: sheltonvotersnetwork.org, sheltonvotersnetwork@gmail.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

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Celebrate Shelton

November 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Conti building,
415 Howe Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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 At 415 Howe Avenue (the Conti building), 10-3 p.m., includes handmade artisan vendors, live music, hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. All vendors will feature a special offer. Market continues Saturday, Dec. 20. Information: CelebrateShelton.com.

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‘They Called Her Reckless’

November 13 @ 7:00 pm
Plumb Memorial Library,
65 Wooster Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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On Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. Plumb Memorial Library offers Connecticut author Janet Barrett sharing the story of a wily Korean pony that carried ammunition up steep hills to the front lines during the Korean War. Her book, They Called Her Reckless: a true story of war, love and one extraordinary horse will be available for purchase and autographs. Reckless was a courageous and indomitable warhorse who stood with her buddies for two years, saving many lives, raising spirits…

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Spanish with Sandra

November 14 @ 2:45 pm
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Every week until November 21, 2014
Huntington Branch Library,
41 Church Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Early immersion program for three to five year-olds and their parents, features the Spanish language in songs, games, story time and other activities. Taught by Shelton Spanish teacher Sandra Alvarado. Registration required and space is limited. This session runs Fridays, at 2:45 through Nov. 21. Participants don’t have to go to all sessions.

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Biodiversity walk

November 15 @ 1:00 pm

Shelton Conservation Commission and Huntington Branch Library have teamed up to bring the program at 1 p.m. along the trails at Shelton Lakes. Program for adults, but interested youth 9 and older are welcome to attend. Register. Meet at the Shelton Dog Park parking lot at the corner of Route 108 and Nells Rock Road by 1 p.m. Rain date is the next Saturday, Nov. 22.

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AARP Chapter 3240

November 18 @ 1:30 pm
Senior Center,
81 Wheeler Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Meeting 1:30 p.m. at the Shelton Senior Center, 81 Wheeler Street. Mayor Mark Lauretti is special presenter. Guests are invited and refreshments served. Tickets will be available for the Christmas luncheon to be held at the Blue Goose restaurant in Stratford. Call Lillian at 203-893-6340 for information.

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Spanish with Sandra

November 21 @ 2:45 pm
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Every week until November 21, 2014
Huntington Branch Library,
41 Church Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Early immersion program for three to five year-olds and their parents, features the Spanish language in songs, games, story time and other activities. Taught by Shelton Spanish teacher Sandra Alvarado. Registration required and space is limited. This session runs Fridays, at 2:45 through Nov. 21. Participants don’t have to go to all sessions.

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Festival of Trees

November 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Every day until November 23, 2014
Wesley Village,
580 Long Hill Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Annual event benefiting Team and Wesley Village are Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22-23, 10-3 p.m.

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Cookie Express and Cookie Fair

November 22 @ 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 in Shelton will host its annual Cookie Express and Christmas Fair. There will be cookies, vendors, a country store, luncheon and raffle at the church, 186 Coram Ave. Vendors are being sought. For information go to GoodShepherdCt.org.

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Festival of Trees

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Every day until November 23, 2014
Wesley Village,
580 Long Hill Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Annual event benefiting Team and Wesley Village are Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22-23, 10-3 p.m.

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Boys & Girls Club Annual Thanksgiving dinner

November 25 @ 5:30 pm
Senior Center,
81 Wheeler Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets on sale Oct. 31. RSVP by Friday, Nov. 21.

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Celebrate Shelton

November 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Conti building,
415 Howe Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Kick off event 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 415 Howe Avenue (the Conti building). Sponsored by Liquid Lunch, it will include handmade artisan vendors, live music, hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. All vendors will feature a special offer. Market continues Saturday, Nov. 29, 10-5 p.m. and Saturdays, Dec. 6, 13 and 20, 10-3 p.m. Information: CelebrateShelton.com.

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December 2014

Holly fair

December 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
St. Margaret Mary Church,
380 Long Hill Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Holly Fair at St. Margaret Mary Church, 50 Donovan Lane, 9-4 p.m. Vendor table rental is $30 per table. Bake sale, food, gifts, cookie walk and more offered. Information/be a vendor: 203-924-2327.

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Celebrate Shelton

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Conti building,
415 Howe Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Includes handmade artisan vendors, live music, hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. All vendors will feature a special offer. Market continues Saturdays, Dec. 13 and 20. Information: CelebrateShelton.com.

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Tree lighting

December 6 @ 5:30 pm
Riverwalk,
100 Canal St. E, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Community event 5:30 p.m. at the pavilion on Veteran’s Memorial Park. Caroling, hot cocoa, baked goods. Tree donated by Jones Family Farm. Children encouraged to create their own ornament before the lighting. Information: celebrateshelton.com.

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Christmas bus trip

December 14 @ 8:45 am
Community Center,
41 Church Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Shelton Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a bus trip to Radio City Music Hall to see the Christmas Spectacular Show. The cost for the matinee is $108 per person, which includes transportation, a side orchestra seat and tip. The coach bus will leave the Shelton Community Center at 8:45 a.m., which will allow time for shopping and lunch before the 2 p.m. show. Those interested must register at Parks & Rec office at the Shelton Community Center, 41 Church Street.

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Celebrate Shelton

December 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Conti building,
415 Howe Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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At 415 Howe Avenue (the Conti building), 10-3 p.m., includes handmade artisan vendors, live music, hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. All vendors will feature a special offer. Information: CelebrateShelton.com.

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