Shelton calendar: Farmer's market, Shakespeare, support group and more

Here's what's going on in Shelton. There's more going on at the libraries and at the rec center.

Farmers market

Wednesday, July 9 — Held Wednesdays, 3-5 p.m. and Saturdays 9-1 p.m. at the location on Canal Street, near Veterans Memorial Park.

‘Much Ado About Nothing’

Thursday, July 10  — Valley Shakespeare Festival free performances July 10-12, 8 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park. Valley Shakespeare Festival is a non-profit, fiscally sponsored organization dedicated to bringing free theater to the communities of the lower Naugatuck Valley.

MS Support

Monday, July 14 — Regional self-led monthly support group at 2 p.m. shares interests and experiences of individuals with Multiple Sclerosis. Meets in handicapped accessible meeting room on ground level at Plumb Memorial Library, 65 Wooster Street.

Blood drive

Tuesday, July 15 — Held 1-6 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 188 Rocky Rest Road.

Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit to make an appointment or for more information.


Friday, July 18 — Shelton High School Class of 1948 will hold its 66th class reunion at The Riverdale, 521 River Road, at 1:30 p.m. Information: Barbara Glover, 203-924-0436.

Vendors and crafters wanted

Saturday, July 19 — Trinity Lutheran Church, 183 Howe Avenue, runs 10 to 5 p.m. Information: Leanne Pazzi at or 203-638-4534.

“Son Rise National Parks”

Monday, July 28— Free Vacation Bible School through Aug. 1. For those in preschool through sixth grade. Times: 6-8 Monday-Thursday and 6-9 Friday.

Co-sponsored by First Baptist Church of Shelton and Trinity Lutheran Church of Shelton. Register at 203-924-4128.

Vacation Bible School

Monday, Aug. 4 — First United Methodist Church of Shelton, 188 Rocky Rest Road, invites all children to gear up at Workshop of Wonders: Imagine and Build with God Vacation Bible School. Runs through Aug. 8, from 5:15-8 p.m., beginning with a kid-friendly dinner each night.

Back to school drive

Saturday, Aug. 30 — Last day of collection to help Valley students in need. Pencils, notebooks, bookbags among items needed. Main drop off at J Cuts, 505 Howe Avenue. For more information call Jennifer Sneider at J Cuts, 203-924-4107.

Bus trip

Tuesday, Sept. 30— The First United Methodist Church of Shelton is offering a bus trip to the Eden Resort in Lancaster, Penn., Tuesday, Sept. 30, through Thursday, Oct. 2. Trip includes tours, an artist talk and shopping. Also Moses at the Sight and Sound Theater.  Cost of the trip is $399 per person/double occupancy and a deposit of $75 per person is being collected now. Information/reservations: 203-929-3537 or

Wesley Village 5k Road Race and Fun Walk

Saturday, Oct. 25 — Event has a Halloween theme. Organizers are joining forces with JB Sports to put together the 2014 event. Online registration at Contact Carlene Rhea at 203-225-5020 or for information.


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 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:;

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

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

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;

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 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;

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; 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.