This weekend in Shelton: Tag sales, Relay for Life, dog classes and more

Saturday, June 1

Canine Lifestyle Class

Holistic health, wellness and more, four Saturdays, 9-11 a.m. at the Valley Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored by Paws & Kisses Pet Services. Cost: $125 for class; includes canine cookbook. Reservations/information: Mandy at 203-922-2643 or

Bottle can/drive

Boy Scouts Troop 55 holds collection 9-1 p.m., at the Huntington Fire Station, 44 Church Street. This bottle/can drive is to raise funds for the troop's trip to Colorado this summer. For information, call Scout Master Kevin Brown at 203-913-4258 or 203-225-0849.

Tag & Trunk sale

St. Margaret Mary Church, 380 Long Hill Avenue hosts from 8-2:30 p.m. Tables are $20 for an inside table, or $15 for a parking space to sell from the trunk of your car. Vendors welcome. Call 203-209-2441 for details.

Tag sale

Outdoor church and community event at Huntington Congregational Church, 19 Church Street, 9-3 p.m. Reserve a space for $20. Vendors are welcome. Rain date is June 8. For information call 203-929-1223.

Relay For Life

Held at the Riverwalk, June 1-2. Information: or

Prom fund-raiser

“Mr. And Mrs.” Masquerade celebration presented by Senior Girl Scout Troop 60053, 7-11 p.m. for parents only, at the First United Methodist Church, 188 Rocky Rest Road. Information: Andrea Cable at, Debra Cassidy at or call Cable at 203-513-2036.

Sunday, June 2

Collection for Oklahoma first responders

First responders from Shelton will hold a collection drive Sunday, June 2, 10-4 p.m. at Shelton Walmart to send to their peers after the deadly tornado hit.

Tales of old Shelton

Hear the tales of old Shelton Sunday, June 2, 1 p.m. at Plumb Memorial Library, 65 Wooster Street. Sponsored by the Shelton Historical Society, the presentation will be given by Marty Coughlin, president of the society and the Long Hill Burying Ground Association. Refreshments available. The $5 admission benefits the programs of the Shelton History Center, a complex with six historic structures at 70 Ripton Road.

Arts & Crafts Fair

The Shelton Jaycees will hold the 49th annual Arts & Crafts Fair on the Huntington Green on Sunday, June 2 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Admission is free; rain date is June 9. More than 70 exhibitors, covering dozens of categories of arts and crafts, are expected. This is a judged show, with prizes awarded to the top artist and top crafter.

Author appearance

Kambri Crews will be at Written Words Bookstore for an appearance and signing on Sunday, June 2, at 2 p.m.

In her memoir, Burn Down the Ground, Crews looks back on her childhood with parents who were deaf in rural Texas, while trying to reconcile it to her present life-one in which her father is serving a 20-year sentence in a maximum-security prison. The event is free and open to the public. Books presented for signing must be purchased from the store, 482 River Road (Route 110). For more information call 203-944-0400 or visit or

Stuffed animal, clothing drive and car wash

Troop 19 Boy Scouts is holding a usable clothing/stuffed animal/linen/shoe/toy drive Sunday, June 2, 8-2 p.m. All items must be bagged — with shoes separated — in black bags. Toys that will be accepted are cars, dolls, hard plastic toys and must be in a box 25”x25”x12.” No large outdoor toys accepted. A car wash and refreshments will also be available at St. Joseph Church parking lot on Coram Avenue, rain or shine. Information:

Therapy Dog International testing

Testing held by Trap Falls Kennel Club, Sunday, June 2, 10 a.m. to mid-afternoon, outside rain or shine at Apple Rehab, 5 Lake Road. Pre-register by calling 203-877-6157. Cost is $20.