SHELTON CALENDAR: Events from March 1 on
Saturday, March 1
Ziti dinner — Fundraiser at White Hills Voluntary Fire Company, 5-8 p.m., 2 School Street. Cost $10 per adult, $8 each for seniors and children; kids under 5 eat free. Dinner includes ziti, meatballs, salad and more. Proceeds to purchase firefighting equipment. Information: www.whitehillsfireco.org.
Monday, March 3
Learn low-maintenance gardening — The Olde Ripton Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. at the Plumb Memorial Library, 65 Wooster Street. “Native Perennial of the Month — Ferns” will be discussed followed by guest speaker Lorraine Ballato, who will highlight low-maintenance gardening. Guests and new members welcome. For more information call Charlotte at 203-929-1530.
Tuesday, March 4
Reiki healing massage — Free presentation on treatment for dogs at 7 p.m. at Shelton Lakes Apple Rehab, 5 Lake Road. Hosted by Trap Falls Kennel Club. Dogs not allowed due to space limitations. Information: email@example.com or 203-450-9485 for more information.
Wednesday, March 5
Navigating the World of Senior Living Options — Part of Wesley Village’s “Sandwiched” education series, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, contact 203-925-4952 or visit www.wesleyvillage-ct.org. This talk was originally set for Feb. 5.
Friday, March 7
Annual fish fry — First United Methodist Church Lenten fish fry dinners, Friday nights, through April 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Menu is baked or fried fish, choice of potato, pasta, homemade coleslaw, dessert and beverage. Cost: $15 for adults, $13 for seniors (60 and older) and $5 for children 12 and under. No reservations needed. Dine in or take out. The church is at 188 Rocky Rest Road. Proceeds will support the church’s ministries and missions. Details: 203-929-3537 or www.umcshelton.org.
Sunday, March 16
Corned beef dinner — The Huntington Congregational Church-UCC Women’s Fellowship Group, 19 Church Street, hosts a corned beef and cabbage dinner at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults; $7 and $4 for children. Hot dog dinners are available. For dinner reservations and tickets call the church office at 203-929-1223. Proceeds to benefit the Church’s ministries and mission projects.
Saturday, March 29
Safe sitter class — Shelton Youth Service Bureau class for youth ages 11-14 from 9:30-3:30 p.m. at Plumb Memorial Library, 65 Wooster Street. Cost is $50, which includes all needed materials. For more information, contact Sally Schwaller at 203 924-7614 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, April 12
Mohegan Sun Casino — Bus trip leaving from Long Hill School, 565 Long Hill Avenue. Sponsored by Pine Rock Fire Department. Cost: $30 per person in advance, which includes a $20 voucher. For more information and tickets: Al at 203-583-1591, Jack at 203-395-9397 or email@example.com.
Ongoing in Shelton
Bridgeport Art League seeks members — Monthly meetings in Shelton featuring local artists and demonstrations. Members come from the area, including Shelton. For more information email Diane Napolitano at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Prescription medication disposal — The Greater Valley Abuse Action Council (VSAAC) in collaboration with the area police department have launched an initiative to help residents safely dispose of unused and unneeded medications. A secure drop box for expired and unused prescription medications is in the lobby of the Shelton Police Department, 85 Wheeler Street. Residents may walk in and discard their medication in the secure drop box at anytime, no questions asked. Syringes will not be accepted.
Shelton Trails Committee volunteers — Volunteers are needed to help with trail maintenance second and fourth Saturday of the month. Information: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shelton Jaycees — Seeks a group of volunteers between 21 and 40 years of age. They are a registered non-profit 501C-4 and they run dozens of community events each year. Members volunteer as much or as little as they like based on their interest in the event. For a more detailed list of Shelton Jaycees events and to learn how to get involved, visit www.sheltonjaycees.org.
Sutter-Terlizzi American Legion Post 16 — Meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Any veteran interested in joining should visit the post at 295 Bridgeport Avenue or call 203-924-9887. More information at legionctpost16.org.
Venturing Crew 16 — Group promotes adventure, outdoor skills, community service, leadership development, as well as basic and advanced life-saving skills. Open to males and females, ages 13 to 21. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 16, 295 Bridgeport Avenue. Information: Russell Shimer at 203-513-2678.
MS support — The Shelton MS support group meets second Monday of the month, 2-3:30, Plumb Library, 65 Wooster Street; 1-800-344-4867; ctfightsMS.org.
Gamblers Anonymous — Meets Saturdays, 7 p.m., 100 Bank Street, Seymour. For more information, call Steve, 203-362-5234.
Marine Moms of Connecticut — Connecticut Marine moms, a support group, meets the last Friday of each month. Destination at Harbor Park Restaurant in Middletown, Friday, 3 p.m. Information: Anna Florczak, 203-922-1068; Yahoo Groups ctmarinemoms.
Trap Falls Kennel Club — Offers AKC Puppy STAR, targeting dogs one year and younger in focusing and obedience; Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Prep Class; Family Manners Class, beginning and intermediate/advanced. All classes are held in Shelton at Pawz for Wellness. Call 203-450-9485 or email email@example.com for more information.
Volunteers wanted — Wesley Village is seeking volunteers who can help play instruments, work in the library, visit patients, give manicures, help play video games, play card or word games, bingo and more. For volunteers 12 and older. Information: 203-944-8292.
Compassion for Cats — The Shelton-based nonprofit volunteer organization that assists homeless, stray and feral cats, is requesting donations to defray expenses for spaying, neutering, vaccinating and feeding needy felines. Send donations to Compassion for Cats, 8 Huntington Street, Suite 182, Shelton, CT 06484. Information: 203-929-7909.
Addiction support group — Are you dealing with an addiction in your life or the life of a family member? Higher Ground Ministry is non-denominational offering help through biblical truths. Weekly meetings are held where one receives support, encouragement and spiritual guidance. Meetings are Mondays, 7:30-9 p.m., Huntington Chapel, 177 Ripton Road, and Fridays, 7-8:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 178 Leavenworth Road. Information: 203-888-9974; highergroundministry.org.
Volunteers needed — The Interfaith Caring Connections Program facilitated by Jewish Family Service, seeks volunteers to help seniors in the Greater Bridgeport area with medical transportation, grocery shopping, friendly visits and telephone reassurance calls. Donate an hour a week; 203-366-5438, Ext. 219.
Al-anon — Weekly meetings held Wednesdays at the Spooner House, 30 Todd Road, 1 p.m., and Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 25 Church Street. Group supports family members of those effected by drinking.
Overeaters anonymous — Free 12-step program for compulsive eaters, meets Mondays, Fridays, noon-1, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 25 Church Street; 203-454-6607.
Lions Club — Shelton Community Lions Club meetings are held the first and third Monday of the month, 7 p.m., Shelton Community Center, 41 Church Street; 203-924-9849; firstname.lastname@example.org. New members and anyone interested in learning about the club is welcome.
MOMS Club of Huntington — International nonprofit support group for stay-at-home mothers; meetings second Wednesday a month, 10 a.m.; 203-922-0152.
Sikorsky Retirees Friendship Club — Meets the second Friday of each month. The meetings are held at St. Joseph’s National Catholic Church, 1300 Stratford Road, in the Lordship section of Stratford. All Sikorsky retirees are invited to join. For more information call Rich at 203-735-2982.
Furniture donations sought — Greater Bridgeport Furniture Warehouse Collaborative seeks donations of gently used furniture for low income, homeless and/or disabled individuals and families. Organization works with 20 local social service agencies. Pick up may be arranged; donations tax deductible; 203-335-2725. Warehouse hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9-2.