Mission and retreat

The Silver City Council 2 Knights of Columbus Charitable Foundation will be sponsoring a Citywide Mission and Retreat Sept. 16 through 18 at the Meriden Catholic parishes. There is no cost to attend and no collection will be taken. The Mission and Retreat will be led by Deacons Eddie Ensley and Robert Hermann. The Mission and Retreat sessions will follow for three evenings: Monday, Sept. 18, at Holy Angels Campus, Main Street, South Meriden; Tuesday, Sept. 19, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Campus, Goodwill Avenue; and Wednesday, Sept. 20, St. Rose of Lima, Center Street. A coffee and reception will follow the final evening.

Over eaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous will meet every Sunday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Connecticut Baptist Home, 292 Thorpe Ave., step meeting. For information, call or text Sharon at 860-770-1557.

Ziti Dinner

The Meriden Retreat League will be sponsor its annual ziti dinner at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at St Joseph Church, Rosary Hall, 22 Goodwill Ave. The menu consists of salad, Ziti, baked chicken, meatballs, sausage and peppers, desserts and drinks. Walk ins welcome.

Chili cook-off

The third annual chili cook-off will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at South Meriden Trinity United Methodist Church, 145 Main. Judges are needed. For more information, call 203-639-1487.

1711 Solomon Goffe House

The Solomon Goffe House, 677 N. Colony St., will offer presentation throughout the year. The House is open the first Sunday of the month through November from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tours are available for schools and private groups. Oct. 1, apple baking; Nov. 5, Thanksgiving; Dec. 3, Christmas. For more information, email

Women’s support group

A Women’s 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 for more information.

Neighborhood watch meeting

The Dutch Hill & E.C.H.O. Associations have planned their monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the First Baptist Church Annex 460 Broad St. All are welcome.

Jewish Holidays

Temple B’nai Abraham has announced the High Holy Days for the Jewish community will be starting on Wednesday, Sept. 20. The Temple is located at 127 E. Main St. Tickets for Rosh HaShanah, Thursday, Sept. 21 and Friday, Sept. 22; Kol Nidre, Sept. 29; and Yom Kippur, Saturday, Sept. 30, are available by calling the Temple office 203-235-2581.

Singles dance

CT ConTacts, is sponsoring a dance party for singles on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., at il Monticello, 577 S. Broad St. There is an admission fee and includes a dinner buffet from 8 to 9:30 p.m., as well as coffee and dessert at 11 p.m. No jeans. For further information, call (203) 468-1144, or visit

Y’s Men meeting

Y’s Men of Meriden will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26 at the YMCA, 110 West Main St. Martin Cobern, Ph.D., retired petrochemical engineer, will speak on “Physics, Petroleum & Pricing: The science behind our present and future oil crises”. Membership in the Y’s Men is open to residents of Meriden and surrounding communities who are retired or semi-retired. Call 203-238-7784 for information.


Meriden Turner Society, 800 Old Colony Road, will celebrate Oktoberfest Friday, Oct. 6, with cocktails at 5 p.m.; Smoked Pork Chop Dinner at 6 p.m. Music by The Joe Unger Band from 7 to 11 p.m. Performances by Alpenland Tänzer Dancers. For reservations e-mail or contact Peter at 260-341-2542.

Chili Cookoff

The third annual Chili Cook off is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at South Meriden Trinity Untied Methodist Church, 145 main St. South Meriden. Like eating chili, judges also needed. Call 203-639-1489 to buy a ticket or reserve a spot.

1972 Maloney reunion

The Maloney High School class of 1972 is in the process of organizing its 45th year reunion for Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 and need classmates’ information. Send any and all contact information to

Class of 1960

Maloney and Platt High Schools, class of 1960 will host a 75th birthday party, from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the North Italian Club, 43 Thorpe Ave. For additional information, contact Linda at 860-930-4332 or Fran at 203-639-0290.

Bus trip

Castle Craig AARP 4644 will be taking a bus trip to Grand Summit Lodge at Mount Snow for the German Oktoberfest on Thursday, Oct. 26. There will be old-fashioned German music, non-stop entertainment and a German buffet luncheon. Price for trip includes roundtrip transportation. Contact Eleanor at 203-235-7302 or Marge at 203-235-4069 to make your reservation.

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

Looking for classmates

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.

Volunteers sought

MidState Medical Center, 435 Lewis Ave., is seeking volunteers in all areas. For information, contact the Volunteer Office at (203) 694-8742 or email

Bereavement groups

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.

Bridge results

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 Morn Session Sept. 13, scores after 28 boards average: 84.0 section g, pair pct score section rank MPs, A B C: 11 58.65 98.54 A 1/2 1.28(A) Sarah Corning - Lee Herdle; 13 58.65 98.54 A 1/2 1.28(A) Mark Stasiewski - Paul Carrier; 9 57.74 97.00 B 3 1 0.75(A) Sheldon Rosenbaum - Joseph Pagerino; 6 57.37 96.38 B 4 2 0.53(A) Carmela Marcella - Pete Amedeo; 4 56.09 94.23 A 5/6 0.28(A) Allan Clamage - Bill Titley; 8 56.09 94.23 A 5/6 0.28(A) Charles Halpin - Barbara Henningson; 1 47.76 80.23 C 1 0.24(C) Monica Hopper - Maggie Hodgins.

Poetry Society meeting

The Meriden Poetry Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the Marion Cook Room of the Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller St. The winners of the Paul Ott/Meriden Poetry Society Contest will receive their prizes at this meeting. Plans for the coming year will be discussed. Poets are invited to bring recently written poems to share.

Passport event

The Meriden Post Office, 190 Center St., is having a Passport Event on Sept. 23, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. For more information, visit

QRWA fall clean up

It’s time again for Quinnipiac River Watershed Association’s River Clean Up from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at QRWA Headquarters, 540 Oregon Road. This fall’s event will include our regular shoreline and boating efforts. QRWA will provide trash bags, gloves and some waders. Members will be on site to guide the event. Participants are advised to wear weather appropriate work clothes and boots. To volunteer or questions, email (for the QRWA office) or David James at

Screenwriters workshop

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 or call 203-235-6386.

Blood pressure program

The YMCA is launching a new program for those at risk for or suffering from high blood pressure and or hypertension. The goals of this program are to provide you with the tools to reduce blood pressure, help you develop new skills for managing blood pressure, enable you to identify and control those triggers that raise blood pressure and the knowledge to adopt healthier eating habits. This is a four month program. Office hours begin 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at the YMCA. To learn more contact our Health and Wellness Director, Carrie Marquardt at 203.235.6386 ext. 18 or

Maloney Class of 1967 reunion

Maloney Class of 67, 50th Year Reunion will take place at Friday, Oct. 6, weekend. Events will include golf outing, meet and greet, a gathering at Maloney High School, The Reunion Banquet, Hubbard Park for a continental breakfast. For more information, call a Dave Grodzicki (860)335-7356 or email

19th Meriden/Wallingford Civitan Club Golf Classic

The 19th annual Meriden/Wallingford Civitan Club Golf Classic will take place Wednesday, Sept. 20 at the Tradition Golf Club. A scramble shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the club’s special education scholarship fund. For more information, call George Paradis at 203-440-4728 or Matt Oblon at 203-284-1685.

Foliage trip

The Meriden YMCA is sponsoring a fall foliage trip to Vermont on Wednesday, Oct. 18. “A Castle in Vermont”, featuring stops at Grafton Village Cheese to view the cheese making process; lunch at the Castle Hill Resort; and wine tasting at Honora Vineyards. This trip is open to the public. For more information and reservations, call Pat at 203-238-0043.

Craft and bake sale

The St. Stanislaus Sunshine Club of the parish of St. Faustina, is seeking crafters for its upcoming craft and bake fair that is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 21. For information, call Charlotte at 203-213-1356 for further information.

Class Reunion

Platt High School, class of 1962 is planning its 55th class reunion on Friday, Oct. 27, at the il Monticello Restaurant, 577 South Broad St. Meriden. For more information, call Bonnie Crane at 203-623-1064 or 203-634-3156.

Seniors have dreams

Seniors Have Dreams Too, Inc. a 501c3 is looking for artists, crafters and vendors for their 11th annual show at the Augusta Curtis Cultural Center on Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information call 203-824-3967 or 203-631-9286 or visit and learn about how we make dreams come true for seniors.

Hall of Fame

The Meriden Hall of Fame induction ceremony is schedule for 2 p.m. Sunday Oct. 22, at the Augusta Curtis Cultural Center, 175 E. Main St. This event is open to the public. Music featuring Meriden’s own Inner Groove.

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