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August 2014

Pet Protectors

August 30 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Pet Supplies Plus,
675 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Fundraiser to benefit group at Pet Supplies Plus, 675 Bridgeport Avenue, 11-3 p.m. There will be fresh-banked goods, dog and cat items and more. Information: petprotectorsrescue.org or 203-330-0255.

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Back to school drive

August 30
J Cuts,
505 Howe Avenune, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Last day of collection to help Valley students in need. Pencils, notebooks, bookbags among items needed. Main drop off at J Cuts, 505 Howe Avenue. For more information call Jennifer Sneider at J Cuts, 203-924-4107.

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Senior center dances

August 28 @ 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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Blood pressure screening

August 25 @ 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 hold screenings Monday, Aug. 25, 12 to 2 p.m. Non-members welcome.

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Car show

August 24 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Huntington Congregational Church,
19 Church Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Bruce E. Hartel Memorial Second Annual Antique Car Show, 12-4 p.m., at the Huntington Congregational Church parking lot, 19 Church Street. Cost is free, but donations accepted to benefit the American Cancer Society and the Huntington Congregational Church Bruce E. Hartel Memorial Organ Fund. All antique vehicles welcome, from 1984 and earlier. Information: Robin Hartel at 203-929-7689.

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Senior center dances

August 21 @ 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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Sunset Run for the Warriors

August 17

Annual event that can be run as a 10K, 5K, 1-mile and kids’ race. At the Huntington Green, with live music, food vendors and children’s activities. Registration for the Sunset Run for the Warriors is $20 for the 10K, 5K, and 1-mile races, and $10 for the kids’ race. There is special pricing for service members, military families, and veterans. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Hope for the Warriors, which assists post-9/11 wounded service members in their physical and emotional rehabilitation.…

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Fast and Furious 1-6 marathon

August 16 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Plumb Memorial Library,
65 Wooster Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Teen Movie Marathon — Vin Diesel/Fast and Furious 1-6 movie marathon, Saturday Aug. 16, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Teens 14-18 are invited to a day-long war movie extravaganza, snacks included; drop in.

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Work OUT: Kickboxing & Yoga

August 15 @ 1:30 pm
Riverwalk,
100 Canal St. E, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Guest fitness instructor Michelle Collings gets teens (13-19) moving in this free one hour workout at the Shelton Riverwalk (weather permitting) be sure to bring a towel and water bottle.

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Family Fun Friday

August 15 @ 1:00 pm
Plumb Memorial Library,
65 Wooster Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Board game extravaganza. Kids 1-12 years and caregivers drop-in and explore Plumb’s board games with Miss Maura.

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Senior center dances

August 14 @ 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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Dementia Caregivers Support Group

August 14 @ 11:30 am
Plumb Memorial Library,
65 Wooster Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Support group for individuals caring for loved ones living with dementia. Bring along a lunch or snack and take a break with others sharing similar situations. Portuguese and Spanish speakers are welcome; language will be accommodated. Group facilitator is Lidia from Benchmark at Split Rock.

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Raising Readers

August 14 @ 10:30 am
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Every week until August 14, 2014
Plumb Memorial Library,
65 Wooster Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Parents join Jane Bailey of the Shelton School Readiness Council for the final sessions promoting reading as a family enrichment activity. Learn tips to help kids become better readers, receive handouts plus a book to build your family’s library. Register.

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Veterans support sessions

August 13 @ 12:30 pm
Senior Center,
81 Wheeler Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Ramon Agosto, veteran service officer, has been able to extend his veteran support sessions at the center. He will be available Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 12:30 p.m. to assist veterans in applying for VA benefits, and preparing and presenting claims. No appointments necessary. Non-members welcome.

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Fire department wet down

August 9 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pine Rock Fire Department,
722 Long Hill Avenue, Shelton, 06484 United States
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Do you think you have what it takes to join the fire department? Come meet the Shelton chiefs and fire officers at the new ladder wet down at White Hills Fire Company No. 5. The City of Shelton will introduce its two new aerial ladders — Ladder 51 from White Hills and Ladder 47 from Pine Rock Park. The wet down is Saturday, Aug. 9, 11-4 p.m., at 2 School Street.

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Mac and cheese dinner

August 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
First United Methodist Church,
188 Rocky Rest Road, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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All are invited to The First United Methodist Church dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m. The church is located on the corner of Long Hill Avenue and Rocky Rest Road. Menu: Salad, a variety of  macaroni and cheese dishes, beverages and dessert. Cost: $10; children 12 and younger are $5. Proceeds benefit the missions and ministries of the church. Information: 203-929-3537 or umcshelton.org.

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WorkOUT! Self Defense

August 8 @ 1:30 pm
Riverwalk,
100 Canal St. E, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Teens 13-19 partner with Valley Karate to build self defense skills; free drop-in session meets at Riverwalk (weather permitting) be sure to bring a towel and water bottle.

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Senior center dances

August 7 @ 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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Raising Readers

August 7 @ 10:30 am
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Every week until August 14, 2014
Plumb Memorial Library,
65 Wooster Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Parents join Jane Bailey of the Shelton School Readiness Council for the final sessions promoting reading as a family enrichment activity. Learn tips to help kids become better readers, receive handouts plus a book to build your family’s library. Register.

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Nutrition for caregivers

August 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Crosby Commons at Wesley Village,
580 Long Hill Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Help your loved one on the path to better nutrition when you join a special presentation related to caregivers of aging parents. Caregivers are invited to Wesley Village on Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 5:30–6:30 p.m. for its Sandwiched caregiver education series. The topic for this session is entitled The Path to Better Nutrition: Helping Your Aging Loved One Manage Their Health and will be given by Tina Miller, dietitian for United Methodist homes. To RSVP contact 203-925-4952 or visit wesleyvillage-ct.org.…

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Dance camp

August 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Every day until August 6, 2014
Shelton Intermediate School,
675 Constitution Blvd. North, Shelton, CT, 06484 United States
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Shelton High School dance team camp at Shelton Intermediate School, Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 4-6, 9-12 p.m. Information: Kathy Nolan at Knolanpj@sbcglobal.net.

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Creating an emergency kit for your pups

August 5 @ 7:00 pm
Shelton Lakes Apple Rehab,
5 Lake Road, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Pet parents looking to create an emergency first aid kit for their dogs are invited to a presentation Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. Trap Falls Kennel Club will host Dr. Jack Garman, founder of High Ridge Animal Hospital in Stamford at Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes, 5 Lake Road, Shelton. For more information call 203-558-5911.

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Dance camp

August 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Every day until August 6, 2014
Shelton Intermediate School,
675 Constitution Blvd. North, Shelton, CT, 06484 United States
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Shelton High School dance team camp at Shelton Intermediate School, Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 4-6, 9-12 p.m. Information: Kathy Nolan at Knolanpj@sbcglobal.net.

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Church offers August Bible school

August 4 @ 5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
First United Methodist Church,
188 Rocky Rest Road, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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First United Methodist Church of Shelton invites all children to gear up at Workshop of Wonders: Imagine and Build with God Vacation Bible School. The camp runs Aug. 4-8, from 5:15-8 p.m., beginning with a kid-friendly dinner each night, at First UMC, 188 Rocky Rest Road.

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Dance camp

August 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Every day until August 6, 2014
Shelton Intermediate School,
675 Constitution Blvd. North, Shelton, CT, 06484 United States
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Shelton High School dance team camp at Shelton Intermediate School, Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 4-6, 9-12 p.m. Information: Kathy Nolan at Knolanpj@sbcglobal.net.

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Work OUT: Boot Camp

August 2 @ 1:30 pm
Riverwalk,
100 Canal St. E, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Guest fitness instructor Michelle Collings gets teens (13-19) to test their exercise limits in this free one hour workout at the Shelton Riverwalk (weather permitting) be sure to bring a towel and water bottle.

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Can and bottle drive

August 2 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Boy Scout Troop 25 monthly collection. Project to support Eagle Scout project to building information kiosk on Shelton trail. Collection held 9-1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church at the intersection of Long Hill Avenue and Rocky Rest Road.

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Family Fun Friday

August 1 @ 1:00 pm
Plumb Memorial Library,
65 Wooster Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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 Families screen a film, with BYO drinks, library provides the popcorn; this week features the adventures of Blu, the macaw from Minnesota, and his trip to South America.

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July 2014

Vacation Bible school

July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A free “Son Rise National Parks” Vacation Bible School will be July 28 to Aug. 1 in Shelton.  For those in preschool through sixth grade, it will be 6-8 Monday-Thursday and 6-9 Friday. The school is co-sponsored by First Baptist Church of Shelton and Trinity Lutheran Church of Shelton. Call to register at 203-924-4128.

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Mad Scientist Family Book Club

July 24 @ 6:00 pm
Plumb Memorial Library,
65 Wooster Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Held Thursday, July 24, at 6 p.m. Children entering kindergarten through sixth grade explore the science of snow by reading Snowflake Bentley with their families; copies of the book available.  Registration is not required, but is recommended.

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Origami for All Ages

July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Huntington Branch Library,
41 Church Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Origami for All Ages at Huntington Branch Library is Thursday, July 24, 1-2 p.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m. This hands-on program on Japanese paper folding with Fran Block will be presented in two sessions. The first session is for 3 – 5 year olds and a caregiver. The second session is for ages 6 and older. Register.

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Craft fair

July 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church,
183 Howe Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Trinity Lutheran Church, 183 Howe Avenue, will hold a vendor and craft fair on Saturday, July 19, 10 to 5 p.m. Information: Leanne Pazzi at lpazzi.trinityshelton@live.com, 203-638-4534 or Carol DelSole at 203-278-7187.

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Trash to Tunes

July 16 @ 1:30 pm
Plumb Memorial Library,
65 Wooster Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Dennis Waring visits with his musical “instruments” assembled from recycled items, hear his unique sounds and enjoy the world through another view.

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Blood drive

July 15 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
First United Methodist Church,
188 Rocky Rest Road, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Held 1-6 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 188 Rocky Rest Road. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information.

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Happiness Club

July 14 @ 2:30 pm

The Smiles Within a Village Happiness Club in Shelton will host Dr. Bernie Siegel and Janet Pfeiffer on Monday, July 14, at 2:30 p.m. Discussion on Siegel’s current new book, Animal Miracles. Hear about the transformational connections, miracle healings and rescues between humans and animals and share your own stories as well. Award-winning author, speaker and leading authority in the field of anger management and conflict resolution, Pfeiffer, will also share her own inspirational animal story. Sponsored by Crosby Commons…

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MS Support

July 14 @ 2:00 pm
Plumb Memorial Library,
65 Wooster Street, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Regional self-led monthly support group at 2 p.m. shares interests and experiences of individuals with Multiple Sclerosis. Meets in handicapped accessible meeting room on ground level at Plumb Memorial Library, 65 Wooster Street.

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‘Much Ado About Nothing’

July 12 @ 8:00 pm
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Every day until July 12, 2014
Riverwalk,
100 Canal St. E, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Valley Shakespeare Festival free performances July 10-12, 8 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park. Valley Shakespeare Festival is a non-profit, fiscally sponsored organization dedicated to bringing free theater to the communities of the lower Naugatuck Valley.

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‘Much Ado About Nothing’

July 11 @ 8:00 pm
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Every day until July 12, 2014
Riverwalk,
100 Canal St. E, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Valley Shakespeare Festival free performances July 10-12, 8 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park. Valley Shakespeare Festival is a non-profit, fiscally sponsored organization dedicated to bringing free theater to the communities of the lower Naugatuck Valley.

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Work Out: Fencing

July 11 @ 1:30 pm
Riverwalk,
100 Canal St. E, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Guest instructor shares pointers on the art and sport of fencing. Look for the teens (13-19) at the Riverwalk for this free one hour workshop. Sponsored by: PLUMB MEMORIAL LIBRARY — 65 Wooster Street; 203-924-9461, children’s programs or 203-924-1580, adults.

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‘Much Ado About Nothing’

July 10 @ 8:00 pm
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Every day until July 12, 2014
Riverwalk,
100 Canal St. E, Shelton, CT 06484 United States
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Valley Shakespeare Festival free performances July 10-12, 8 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park. Valley Shakespeare Festival is a non-profit, fiscally sponsored organization dedicated to bringing free theater to the communities of the lower Naugatuck Valley.

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