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Date Event Description Time / Location
8/19

Milford Oyster Festival

Join Star 99.9 at the 43rd Annual Milford Oyster Festival sponsored by Jill Merriam’s Key Hyundai of Milford. Find us on the Green near High Street and South Broad Street.

Saturday, August 19th. 10am-6pm. Downtown Milford. Free Admission.

  • One of the largest oyster festival’s in the country. 
  • Over 35,000 oysters served! 
  • Family friendly festival. 200 arts & craft vendors, Big Toys Area, Car & Motorcycle Show, Amusement Rides, Schooner Cruises, Great Food and much more. 
  • Schooner cruises on the Soundwaters will take place on August 19 and 20th. Check the MOF website for times and to buy tickets. 
  • Non Profit groups, civic groups and environmental exhibitors will also be on the green 
  • Local business will be represented on Main Street USA 
  • Canoe and Kayak racing will be held at the Milford Boat. Ramp Registration starts at 7:30 AM on the 19th 
  • Police K-9 demonstrations will be held at 11.30, 1.30 and 3.30 at the Stone Bridge 
  • Fire Dept. dunk tank will be across from Stonebridge Restaurant from 10 to 6 
  •  Fire dept. open house 
  •  U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 24-03 will have an open house from 10 to 4 

MUSIC –SATURDAY, AUG 19TH 

  • Fowler Field: Headliner – Blackberry Smoke (3:30pm). Opening Bands: The Artimus Pyle Band (1:30pm) and DizzyFish (12:00pm). 
  • Lisman Landing: Headliner – Classic Stones Live featuring The Glimmer Twins (3:00pm). Opening bands: Blues Patrol (1:20pm) 

CRAFT BEER & WINE GARDEN

  • Located at Lisman Landing on Oyster Eve and at the Oyster Festival. Selection of craft beer from Two Roads, Harpoon and Half Full Brewery plus premium wines. 

TRANSPORTATION

  • Free Shuttle Buses from Jonathan Law High School and Connecticut Post Mall 
  • Take the Train to downtown Milford 

OYSTER EVE

  • Friday, August 18th. 6pm-10pm at Lisman Landing. $5.00 Cover. Under 14 Free. 
  • Craft Beer & Wine garden, oysters and other great food. 
  • Headline band: Classic Stones Live featuring The Glimmer Twins (7:00pm). Opening band: Acoustic Dizzy Fish (6:00pm). 

More information and details at milfordoysterfestival.com  

 

 

 

 

INFO 10am-6pm, Downtown, Milford, CT
8/20

Insane Iron Memorial Ride

The first annual "Insane Iron Memorial Ride"- a 100% fundraiser to benefit the Valley's K-9 police units and in memory of my father, Mike DeMatteo who listened to Chaz and AJ's morning show religiously.

 

The police-escorted ride will begin in Seymour and follow backroads up north with the reception/end location at The Hops Company in Derby, CT. The after party has a full itinerary including a cash bar, the Zuppardi's pizza truck, motorcycle show, field games, live music, cupcakes from Wildflour and a demo from the police units. With each registration ticket riders/passengers will receive both a beer and pizza voucher, and a t-shirt with a list of our generous sponsors. We are expecting roughly 100 bikes plus passengers, not to mention the separate registrants who will be solely attending the reception at THC.

INFO TBD, Seymour to The Hops Company in Derby
8/26

Newtown Yoga Festival

Join us for a celebration with world-class yoga instructors, mind-blowing music and a nourishing community. Immerse yourself in body, mind and heart as you dance, connect and experience transformation.
This year’s theme is Strength in Community. We are a unified body of individuals, and a group linked by a common belief in the healing benefits of yoga movement, mindfulness and sacred music. Strengthened by a partnership with The Avielle Foundation Spark's program - building compassion by bringing brain healthy programs to the Newtown community. When we stand together, that is when we are strongest.
Transformation begins here! The day begins at 9am with an intention-setting meditation to create sacred. Then Rock your Shakti with Journey Dance or Hoop Yoga. Or, relax with Tai Chi, Restorative Yoga, Reiki or a chair massage.
Be encouraged and inspired by world-class teachers Hala Khouri, Todd Norian, Kathryn Templeton & Tao Porchon-Lynch (who just turned 99!).
Not only do we have an amazing lineup for our community class, the courtyard offers our vendor village, food, live music and pop up wellness demonstrations. Everything you could ask for from conscious companies. Shop and support our local vendors. The market is open to the general public as well as NYF attendees.
This year’s Vendor Village features goods and services from local artisans. We are grateful to showcase these gifts. You’ll find award winning photography, homemade candles, athletic wear, hand crafted jewelry, essential oils, apparel, accessories and more.
Indulge in a variety of food from one of our local vendors and grab a free cup of tea.
In case you haven’t heard, the silent auction is a crowd favorite with a large number of items to bid on. Here’s a Sneak Peek! Bid on an R&R for two at Kripalu, tickets to Live with Kelly & Ryan, Hunger Games signed book series, photography, artwork, brewery tours, and much more.
A large tent offers shade and is a great place to meet up with friends and have a healthy lunch. Sit by the fountain and rejuvenate. Gather together and raise your vibration to the soulful sounds of our live kirtan band. Or take a tour of this green facility.
The day ends with a magical journey of sacred music, bowls & gongs. Truly transformational.
It’s all here…explore, connect, enjoy and relax. And don’t forget to bring some form of $ with you.
Children are welcome and encouraged to join our first yoga camp!
We give back in the spirit of “SEVA” (selfless service), and make an impact through the power of community. Proceeds raised through this event allow us to provide programs and workshops free of charge to the community like the Foundations of Mindfulness Classes and other grass roots efforts of the organization.
The suggested donation is $30 ($35 at the door) to attend the community classes. The festival also offers food, beverages, music, wellness demos, and a vendor village which is open to the public.
If you’re looking for a place to roll out your mat, listen to sacred music and learn the benefits of meditation, then this is for you. This joyful, heart-opening event is about union with those who believe we can make a change in the world with a positive attitude, sharing a community-centered practice, and connecting with our body, breath and brain

INFO 9am - 4pm, NYA Sports & Fitness -- 4 Primrose St, Newtown
9/2

Pyramid Shriners Car Wash Fundraising Event

Members of the Pyramid Shrine Temple Clown Unit and Rainbow Assembly, will be having a car wash fundraising event on Saturday, September 2, 2017, from 10 AM to 2 PM. This event will be held at the America-St. John's Lodge located at 3960 Main Street in Stratford, Connecticut. A $10 donation will be requested for a car wash. Please call 203-876-2811 for further information.

INFO 10am -- 2pm, America-St. John's Lodge, 3960 Main Street in Stratford
9/1310/12

VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME AS AN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TUTOR

Make a difference in someone else’s life!  Did you know there are more than 15,000 people in Milford and Stratford without a high school diploma?  Did you know there are more than 1,600 adults who are not fluent in English?  Did you know there are 53 non-English languages spoken in these cities?  
(Data taken from the Milford and Stratford School District Strategic School Profile, 2012-2013)

 

Literacy Volunteers is offering volunteer TUTOR TRAINING classes in ESL (English as a Second Language) and Basic Literacy.

 

TUTOR TRAINING classes in Milford will be held at Fannie Beach Community Center, 16 Dixon Street, Milford from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11. 

 

TUTOR TRAINING classes in Stratford will be held at the Stratford Library, 2203 Main St. Stratford from 5:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12.

 

Volunteer tutors will learn techniques to assist Basic Literacy and ESL students with dialogue, listening comprehension, oral fluency, phonics, reading comprehension and writing skills. No previous teaching experience required! All prospective tutors will be interviewed in advance.  For further information, call The Literacy office between the hours of 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 203-878-4800 or stop by the Stratford Library Satellite Office on Mondays, 10:00 - 12:00, Wednesdays, 10:00 – 12:00 or 3:00 – 5:00.

 

Additionally, if you are interested in working with students preparing for their GED (General Equivalency Diploma) examination, or prefer to help adult students with basic literacy skills, call the Center’s office to schedule your orientation meeting.

INFO Milford: 6pm -- 8:30pm Stratford: 5:45pm -- 7:45pm, Milford: Fannie Beach Community Center, 16 Dixon Street Stratford:Stratford Library, 2203 Main St.
9/14

Stamford Brew and Whiskey Festival

Cost: $35 Early Bird Special by August 18/$45 August 19 -- September 14, 2017

Live music featuring NYC Street Band Receta Secreta (The Secret Recipe).

Craft Beer -- Whiskey Tasting -- Fine Food Sampling -- Boardwalk Games -- Teacup Auction -- Vendors & More!

INFO 6pm - 9pm, 2200 Atlantic Street, Stamford
9/23

Honoring ANSONIA BLUE

INFO 3pm, First Babtist Church
10/7

Habit CFC 29th Anniversary 5k Run for Home and Workboot Challenge

Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County (Habitat CFC) will hold its 20th Anniversary 5K Run for Home & WorkBoot Challenge on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at  Seaside Park in Bridgeport starting at 9:00 a.m. The organization looks forward to welcoming a record  number of runners this year! This event is presented by Bankwell and in partnership with WEBE 108 and
WICC 600.

 

The Habitat 5K Run for Home has been one of Habitat CFC’s main events over the last twenty years. The proceeds raised from this year’s run will help finish the construction of a new Habitat home for a family in need of decent, affordable housing in Coastal Fairfield County.

 

The event will include a 5K run, a workboot challenge, kids’ relay and special post-race 20th Anniversary Celebration overlooking the Long Island Sound. The 5K run is intended to bring out enthusiasts of all kinds, from walkers to runners. The fast and flat USATF certified course makes 5K run the perfect opportunity for serious runners to set qualifying personal records and the optional WorkBoot Challenge
offers participants the challenge of wearing workboots on the course.

 

Bankwell’s Chief Lending Officer Heidi DeWyngaert notes, “At Bankwell, our focus on helping to provide the development of safe, affordable housing for everyone in our community is matched by our strong commitment to give back to those communities we serve. We are very pleased to sponsor and participate in this important Habitat initiative again this year.”

 

"On behalf of Habitat's 5K run committee, I'd like to extend our sincere appreciation to Bankwell for partnering with us on our 20th Anniversary run! We are thankful for Bankwell's continued support of our efforts to make affordable housing available to hardworking, local families in Fairfield County," said
Elizabeth Misiewicz, Habitat 5K Run for Home Committee Member.

 

For the post-race celebration at the finish line, participants will enjoy music, free food and beer and activities including an awards ceremony with prizes for top placing runners in a range of categories. For more information on the run or to register visit https://www.habitatcfc.org/runforhome.

INFO Starting at 9am, Seaside Park in Bridgeport
10/21

A Night of Comedy starring Chris Monty

Mikey’s Way Foundation presents a Night of Comedy starring Chris Monty

Wouldn’t it be great if laughter was all it took to help hospitalized children cope during long-term treatment for cancer and other life threatening illnesses?

On Saturday, October 21st, it will be! Come out and help support a great cause and enjoy comedian Chris Monty at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre in Bridgeport, CT.  All proceeds go directly to serving pediatric cancer patients nationwide.

Location: Downtown Cabaret Theatre
(263 Golden Hill Street #3, Bridgeport, CT 06604)
Date: 10/21/17
Doors open at: 6:30pm
Show starts at: 8:00pm
Tickets: $50 (general admission)

Enjoy the evening in a cabaret-style theater—bring anything from homemade dinners to your favorite pizza or subs, along with any beverage you prefer! The evening will also feature exciting raffle items and door prizes!

Sponsorships are available for this event. Please contact Cathy Friedman at cfriedman@mikeysway.org or Robin Pantalena at rpantalena@mikeysway.org, or call 203-873-0671 for more information.

Chris Monty – a NYC Comedian right here in Fairfield County!
Chis is one of New York City’s busier comedians. In addition to performing many opening acts, he has headlined in such places as Atlantic City, Las Vegas and Reno. He has recently appeared in the new HBO series Vinyl and will be appearing later this year in the Netflix series Orange is the New Black.

More info

INFO Doors 6:30pm Show 8pm, Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport, CT
11/4

Direct from Las Vegas: Celebrities on Stage

INFO 7pm, Masuk High School