Meriden Public Library will have its annual “Food for Fines” from now through Saturday, Dec. 30. You may “pay” for your overdue fines by contributing one non-perishable food item for each dollar you owe in fines. All food collected will be delivered to local food pantries. Food items most needed are tuna and other canned meat, dry milk, canned vegetables and fruit, rice, dry and canned beans, canned soups and stews, boxed pasta products, tomato items, juices and cereals. Contact the Meriden Public Library at 203-238-2345 or 203-630-6349 for more information.
The Cuno Foundation is again accepting grant applications for public, charitable or educational purposes. Grants are usually made for specific, tangible items or capital expense requests that directly benefit the recipient. Applications are reviewed three times a year. The next deadline date to submit an application is Dec. 15. Awards will be announced in January 2018. Preference is given to proposals submitted by tax-exempt, not for profit organizations located in the Meriden area. Non-profit organizations seeking to submit a grant for consideration should visit www.cunofoundation.org/grants where they can submit their application via the website. Paper grant applications will no longer be accepted. Questions regarding the application process can be directed to Trudy Cotton at 203-443-5594 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Womens support group
A Womens support group ‘For Survivors of Domestic Violence,” is available when you need someone to talk to. Join in every Tuesday from 6 to 7:15 p.m. to discuss, gain support and empower each other. Call 203-630-1638, Hotline at 203-238-1501 or email email@example.com for more information.
Volunteer drivers needed:
Senior Transportation Services, Inc., a nonprofit transportation service for citizens age 55 and older, needs volunteer drivers willing to commit to two hours a week of transporting seniors to out-of-town medical appointments. Mileage for volunteer drivers is reimbursed. For more information, or to volunteer to drive, call 860-224-7117, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wilcox Technical High School is looking for graduates from the class of 1966. If you know of a member of this class, respond to: Josephine Parisi Acampora 203-265-2572, or Kathy Meyers Nagel 203-828-5643 so we can update our files.
MidState Medical Center, 435 Lewis Ave., is seeking volunteers in all areas. For information, contact the Volunteer Office at (203) 694-8742 or email MidStateVolunteers@midstatemedical.org.
Hartford HealthCare at Home Hospice Care is offering two free monthly bereavement support groups in Meriden. The July sessions are: the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at MidState Medical Center, 435 Lewis Ave., with Doreen Bottone, MidState chaplain. For more information, call 855-442-4373.
Meriden Bridge Club, plays every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 460 Broad St. Anyone interested in playing may call 203-266-4410.
MERIDEN — Meriden Bridge Club, plays every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 460 Broad St. Anyone interested in playing may call 203-266-4410.
Wednesday Morning Pairs Wednesday Mor Session Dec. 6, scores after 28 boards average: 84.0 Section B pair pct score section rank MPs. The next game day will be Wednesday, Dec. 13 is the annual Holiday party. Come early - the game will start at 9:30 and we will break for food at 12 p.m.
A B C 6 59.61 100.15 A 1 1.50(A) Cynthia Michael - Bill Titley; 12 55.77 93.69 B 2 1 1.05(A) Paul Carrier - Ted Zdeblick; 2 55.13 92.62 A 3/4 0.64(A) Constance Graham - Margaret Mason; 8 55.13 92.62 A 3/4 0.64(A) Phyllis Bausher - Kathleen Frangione 11 53.52 89.92 A 5 0.30(A) Jeff Horowitz - Larry Bausher; 4 52.24 87.77 A 6 0.25(A) Sarah Budds - Robert Huntington; 7 51.60 86.69 B 2 0.34(B) Carmela Marcella - Pete Amedeo; 50.32 84.54 C 1 0.32(C) Ken Steele - Mike Harfenist; 1 41.67 70.00 C 2 0.22(C) Maggie Hodgins - Monica Hopper.
The Meriden YMCA is offering a screenwriter’s workshop for students in grades four through eight. A one-of-a-kind program fosters early vocational writing endeavors of fourth through eighth grade students. The finished screenplays will be cast using the Meriden Youth Theatre at the YMCA, and performed at the Augusta Curtis Cultural Center. The program meets on Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Meriden YMCA Arts Center, 14-16 W. Main St. Register at the YMCA. To learn more visit www.MeridenYMCA.org or call 203-235-6386.
Christmas Dinner Dance
The Christmas Dinner Dance at the Meriden Turner Society features a Prime Rib Dinner served at 1:30 p.m. The seasonal celebration will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, at 800 Old Colony Road. Entertainment will be provided by Ed Hendela beginning at 2 p.m. There is an admission fee per person, and reservations can be made by e-mailing email@example.com or calling Peter at (260) 341.2542. For more information, visit www.meridenturnersociety.com.
Christmas Eve musical
Our Lady Queen of Angels Saint Joseph campus for a Christmas Eve Musical program featuring choral and instrumental selections of the season beginning at 10:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24. The entire community is welcome! Feel the spirit of Christmas through music and prayer!
Join in for a holiday version of this popular Mexican card game from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, at the Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller St. Lotería is a traditional Mexican game combining cards and Bingo, and it has been played as a game of chance, as a pastime and for educational purposes. Cards are drawn and the illustrations matched to Bingo-like grid cards, each showing 16 of the 54 possible cards. Like Bingo, one may win by matching all of the fields on the grid-card, or by matching a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line. All are welcome to this free program.