CT ConTacts, is sponsoring a dance party for singles on Saturday, Feb 24, from 8 p.m. to 12:30 am, at Zandri’s Stillwood Inn, 1074 S. Colony Road. Admission is charged and includes a dinner buffet from 8 to 9:30 p.m., as well as coffee and ice cream at 11:30 p.m. Dancing is to a mix of DJ’s Top 40, soft rock, recent oldies, and requests. No jeans. For further information, call (203) 468-1144, or visit www.ctcontacts.com.
Annual Downton Abbey tea and lecture
The Wallingford Historic Preservation Trust will host its annual Downton Abbey tea and lecture at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at Zandri’s Stillwood Inn, 1064 S. Colony St. For more informaton and reservations, call 203-774-5002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now accepting applications for Poet Laureate
The Poet Laureate of the Town of Wallingford serves as an ambassador of the community’s vibrant literary life, promoting its literary community, and celebrating the written word. Applications can be obtained by visiting the Wallingford Public Library at www.wallingfordlibrary.org or emailing Adult Programming and Community Services Librarian Julie Rio at email@example.com. Write “Poet Laureate” in the subject line. Completed applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28.
To be considered, a nominee must be a poet and resident of Wallingford or employed in Wallingford, and available and willing to collaborate with other town poets to develop and present poetry-related activities that address the objectives of the laureate program.
Bingo is back
Holy Trinity every Friday night Bingo is back, sponsored by the Home School Association. Bingo will take place in the basement of Holy Trinity Church, 84 N. Colony St. Doors open at 5 p.m., and games begin at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be sold and progressive games played. For more information, call Pat at 203-915-5434.
The Wallingford Camera Club invites photographers of all skill levels to its monthly meetings the second Wednesday of each month. Beginners are especially welcome. Come to just observe one of our meetings. Competitions, lectures, and workshops are offered throughout the year. Visit www.wallingfordcameraclub.com for details and directions or call Ray at 203-288-1048 or Joe at 203-640-2706 with questions. Meetings take place at the Chauncey Conference Center behind the Gaylord Hospital campus in Wallingford.
Masonicare Health Center is looking for volunteers who want to make a difference. We have several openings. Jitney drivers to bring residents to appointments, using a golf cart strictly indoors; nursing community assistants to run errands, to visit residents, to take them outdoors to the courtyard, or to straighten out their drawers or closets; wheelchair transporters to bring residents to and from appointments in house; an office assistant; and cafeteria assistants to help serve customers on the food line. For more information, contact Maria at 203-679-6253 or Carla at 203-679-5980 for more information.
Community Stroke Support Group
Gaylord Hospital will host a Community stroke support group from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month in the Jackson Ground Floor Atrium. Patients, families, peers. All welcome. For more information contact (203) 284-2875.
Gaylord Hospital will host a Luscomb Gym support group at 5 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. For more information contact (203) 284-2875.
The Quinnipiac River Linear Trail Advisory Committee of Wallingford Corp., has an ongoing engraved brick campaign. These bricks can be used as a remembrance for a special life event or a holiday gift. Those interested in the “Own a Piece of the Trail” campaign and supporting the Trail efforts can purchase bricks by contacting Cathy Granucci at 203-314-5665.
Al-non Family support group
Alateen, part of Al-Anon Family Groups, is an anonymous fellowship of teenagers, age 13 to 19, along with adult Al-Anon group sponsors, who help one another to recover from the effects of another person’s drinking. In Wallingford, Alateen meets on Mondays 7:30 p.m. at Gaylord in the Chauncey building on Gaylord Farms Road. Al-Anon and AA also meet nearby. For more information, visit www.ctalanon.org or call 1-888-425-2666.
Chorus seeking new members
WALLINGFORD — Wallingford Chorus, a modern, contemporary chorus, invites members of all voice types to sing their spring concert on Saturday, May 19. Seeking tenors and basses. Group singing experience and some ability to read music are helpful, but not required. Members must be willing to learn the music, commit to weekly rehearsals, and attend a mandatory dress rehearsal. With a repertoire that ranges from Mozart to show tunes, the chorus presents two concerts a year, one in December and one in May.
The chorus is open to all persons high school age and older and particularly invites area high school students to join as interns. Rehearsals take place every Tuesday, beginning Jan. 9, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Lyman Hall High School on Pond Hill Road. Members pay dues per semester or annually. Students pay a refundable deposit on music. For information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or www.wallingfordchorus.org.