Wallingford Announcements

Wallingford Announcements


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.

American Legion meeting

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 73 will meet Thursday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 23 Prince St.  All members are urged to attend.  Dues can be paid at this meeting.

Camera Club

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. 

Volunteers needed

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.

Calling for new singers

Wallingford Chorus, a modern, contemporary chorus, is seeking tenors and basses and invites members of all voice types to sing at its winter concert, Dec. 9. 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. An informal placement interview with the director, Matthew Campisi, will ensure your voice is being used to its best advantage. The chorus presents two concerts a year, one in December and one in May. E-mail us at wallingfordchorus@gmail.com or go to www.wallingfordchorus.org for more information.

Legion Flag Sales

The American Legion Post 73 offers an American flag replacement program for residents and will take orders for those interested in purchasing a 3-by 5-foot nylon flag, delivered to the door. To order a flag, call (203) 269-1659, or send a request to: American Legion Shaw-Sinon Post 73, P.O. Box 501, Wallingford, CT 06492-0501.

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.

Spinal Cord Injury Support Group 

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.

Quinnipiac River Linear Trail brick campaign

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.

Polish National Alliance Friday night feast

The PNA will sponsor a Friday Night Feast, Friday, Dec. 8,  starting at 7 p.m. at 15 Prince St., in the upstairs ballroom. Celebrate the Holidays with its annual Christmas Sing-a-long featuring Mayor, Kevin Scarpati of Meriden on vocals. With guest chef Tony Casella. Menus will consist of roasted chicken –home style roasted potatoes, string beans, tossed salad, bread and butter. Food is sold separately at this event. Members and their guests are welcome.

Become a tax volunteer

The HRA of New Britain, the Wallingford Public Library will offer income tax filing service beginning January 2018. The IRS is currently looking for people to become trained volunteers to provide free tax help. As a volunteer, you will receive all the tax training you need so you can help others file their tax return. All volunteers must attend a 2.5 hour orientation. Orientation will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7. All volunteers must also attend two training sessions to complete their certification from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm. Dec. 9, and 16, at Platt High School, 220 Coe Ave., Meriden. Breakfast and lunch will be included as part of training. All sessions and materials are free of charge. Interested volunteers should apply using this link: http://bit.ly/2jOb6Ml and select Meriden/Wallingford region to register for the December training at Platt High School.

Holiday concert

Wallingford Chorus Holiday Concert - Joy will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Church of the Resurrection, 115 Pond Hill Road. Tickets will be available at the door or from chorus members.

Annual holiday tea

The 31st annual holiday tea, sponsored by the Wallingford Garden Club, will be at the Wallingford Public Library, Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 1to 3 p.m. in the Community Room. The public is invited to this free celeration. There will be sandwiches and sweets and beverages. The walls will be decorated with wreaths made by club members and floral arrangements will be for sale. 

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.



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