What's Ahead in Shelton
The following are upcoming events in Shelton.
Echo Hose hosts shelter supply drive
Echo Hose Hook & Ladder Co. 1 and Auxiliary will be hosting its first “Animal Shelter Supply Drive” to help the animals at the Shelton Animal Shelter.
This drive — set for Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 379 Coram Ave. — is for collecting “all types of items to take the burden off of the shelter who are always needing donations for these sweet animals,” according to the auxiliary’s Facebook post. Children are also welcome to visit to see the firehouse and the fire trucks.
Items sought are clean blankets, towels and bedding; cat litter; stuffed animals; cat and dog treats; laundry soap; leashes and collars; cat and dog toys; cat trees; cat and dog beds; newspapers to line cages; canned and dry food for cats and dogs; and feeding bowls.
For more information, contact Kristen Ostrowski at EHFDAuxiliary@gmail.com. For more information on adopting, contact the Shelton Animal Shelton at 203-924-2501 or visit them at 11 Brewster Lane. Hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Other times are by appointments only.
Probate judge to appear at senior center
Shelton Probate Judge Fred Anthony will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the AARP Chapter 3240 to be held at the Shelton Senior Center, 81 Wheeler St., on Tuesday, May 21, at 1:30 p.m. Guests are invited and refreshments available. Call Walter 203-278-7646 for information.
Adam’s House presents Dancing with the Stars
Adam’s House will present an evening of dinner, drinks and dancing — all to raise funds to aid grieving children and families — on Friday, May 3, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Birchwoods at Oak Lane in Woodbridge.
Seven local community leaders have teamed up with professional dancers to entertain the audience with their routines from waltz to hip-hop, jazz to salsa, and more. A panel of judges from the dance and Adam’s House communities will critique each routine, awarding the Judges’ Choice Award to the pair with the highest score. Guests, friends, family and community supporters can cast their votes for their favorite dancing duo by visiting www.adamshousect.org/vote to crown a pair of dancers with the People’s Choice Award.
Among the dancers will be Arlene DeFelice, sales associate, Marks of Design and John Layseca; Bill Purcell, president, Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Sara Aylward, Dance Fantasies Dance Studio; David Morgan, president and CEO,Team, Inc., and Lisa Morse, United Rhythms Dance & Entertainment Studios; Perry Hill School secretary Don"na DiBenedetto and Stefan Zuber, Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Orange; Shelton Police Officer Selywn Sebourne and Andrea Garrison; Ramon Peralta, founder and creative director, Peralta Design & Kristen Prall, Art in Motion; and Sharon Closius, president and CEO, Valley Community Foundation, and Jason Thigpen, Assembly of Martial Arts.
All proceeds will go to benefit Adam’s House, a children and family grief and loss education program in Shelton that provides no-cost support to Connecticut children and their families who have experienced the loss of a loved one.