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Saturday, Oct. 12

Roast beef fundraiser —  The First United Methodist Church of Shelton 5-7 p.m. Menu includes roast beef with gravy, potatoes and dessert. Tickets are available at the door. Adults are $15, seniors $13 and children 12 and younger are free. Proceeds from the dinner will support the missions and ministries of the church. Information: 203-929-3537. The church is located on the corner of Long Hill Avenue and Rocky Rest Road.

‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ — At Center Stage Theatre, 54 Grove Street, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. through Oct. 19, with 2 p.m. matinees on Oct. 13 and 20, and a 7 p.m. performance on Thursday, Oct. 17. Adults: $25, Students: $10. For tickets call 203-225-6079 or visit

Friday, Oct. 18

‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ — At Center Stage Theatre, 54 Grove Street, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. through Oct. 19, with 2 p.m. matinee on Oct. 20, and a 7 p.m. performance on Thursday, Oct. 17. Adults: $25, Students: $10. For tickets call 203-225-6079 or visit

SHS soccer team benefit — Fundraiser, 6-10 p.m. at Downtown Danny O’s on Howe Avenue. Admission includes food and live music by the Straight Jackets. Raffles, door prizes and a cash bar. Purchase tickets at $25 each by contacting Karen Forlenzo at 203-906-7167 (text only) or

Saturday, Oct. 19

'Fall Blast!' — The Shelton High School Marching Gaels Band and Colorguard will host its annual “Fall Blast!” field show and competition Saturday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. at Shelton High School. Marching band and colorguard units from the surrounding area will perform at the event.

Guests will be entertained by sights and sounds from Jersey Boys, I Spy, The Grinch, Pirates of the Caribbean, Vertigo, Jekyll & Hyde, and the music of composer Howard Hanson. In addition, the Shelton High unit will present its own presentation of Willy Wonka. Gates will open at 5. Tickets will be sold at the gate at $10 per person, and $7 for students and seniors.

Public invited to tag sale — This multi-booth member’s tag sale will be held on the grounds of the Shelton History Center complex, 70 Ripton Road, Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  Shelton Historical Society members may sell wares at no cost by contacting Beth Urso 203-984-4599 or

Meet the candidates — The Shelton Library Board candidates will be at Plumb Memorial Library, 1-2 p.m. Afterwards, there will be a meeting of the Friends of the Shelton Library, 2-3 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 21

Bridgeport Art League — Artist Christopher Mir will demonstrate a landscape in oil, 11:45 a.m. at  St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Parish Center, 25 Church Street. Coffee and dessert served. Free, all welcome.

Saturday, Oct. 26

Beer and chicken wings — The Derby/Shelton Rotary Club will sponsor a craft beer and chicken wing festival Saturday, Oct. 26 from 1-5 p.m. at the Shelton Riverwalk’s Rotary Pavilion. Hoptoberfest will feature more than 50 craft beers and a chicken wing competition for the Best Wing in the Valley. There also will be live music.  The cost is $25 for beer and wings, and $15 for wings only. The wing contest will take place from 1-3 p.m. People must be age 21 or older to attend. Tickets are available at

Sunday, Oct. 27

Pancake breakfast fundraiser — Knights of Columbus St. Lawrence Monsignor Joseph Fitzgerald Council #14014 hosts be 8–11 a.m. at the St. Lawrence School gymnasium, 505 Shelton Avenue. Cost: $5 per person includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, bacon, orange juice and coffee. A portion of the proceeds will support Msgr. Potter’s missionary work in Brazil.

Wednesday, Oct. 30

‘Medicare/Social Security, What You Should Know’ —  DiMatteo Group Education Program hosts at the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce, 10 Progress Drive, 6-8 p.m. Information, reserve a spot: Debbie at 203-924-4811. Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

Medicare vs. Advantage — Jim Irovando of GPS Financial will speak about the program differences at the meeting of the AARP Chapter 3240 at the Shelton Senior Center, 81 Wheeler Street at 1:30 p.m. Refreshments served and guests invited. Information: Jim Kelly 203-925-1200 or visit

Saturday, Nov. 23

Vendors wanted —for this year’s Festival of Trees and Craft Fair at Wesley Village, 580 Long Hill Avenue. The event is set for Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23 and 24, 10-3 p.m. Eight-foot tables are available for $50 per day. Reserve spots: Barbara Quinn at 203-944-8292.


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.