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JUNE

Now-Oct 15 INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT: The Connecticut Historical Society is hosting an interactive exhibit titled Growing Up in Connecticut. It features stories, toys, games, clothing, hairstyling products, sports and music memorabilia, videos, and other items from the late 1920s through the mid 1990s. Exhibit materials have been provided by current and former Connecticut residents, companies, organizations, and museums. The society is located at One Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT 06105. Info: (860) 236-5621 or  http://www.chs.org. (5/26)

Jun 25 BENEFIT FUN DAY: The Fourth Annual Autism Awareness Fun Day will be held Saturday, June 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Adelbrook’s Cromwell Campus, 60 Hicksville Road, Cromwell. Events include martial arts demonstrations, hay rides, sand art, and bounce houses. A variety of food will be available for purchase. The event is to raise funds for the treatment of autism. To reserve booth space or for more information, call Sharon Graves at 860-635-6010 x327 or sgraves@adelbrook.org. (6/14)

Jun 25 DAV INFORMATION SEMINAR: Disabled American Veterans will host a Veteran’s Information Seminar Saturday, June 25, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Courtyard by Marriott in Cromwell, to explain benefits and services. This is a free seminar to all veterans and members of their families. From 12 noon to 2 p.m., National Service Officers will provide claims assistance. Info: Miguel at 860-594-6612. (6/14)

Jun 25 BENEFIT CAR WASH: The Summerfield United Methodist Youth Group will sponsor a “Car Wash for Hunger” Saturday, June 25th, in the church parking lot.  The $10.00 charge will cover both interior and exterior cleaning.  Half of the proceeds will go to the Connecticut Food Bank.The church is located at the corner of Ridgefield and Clermont Avenues in Bridgeport, one block south of Boston Avenue. Info: Geraldine 203-367-8783. (5/23)

JULY

Jul 1-2  CHRISTIAN CONCERT IN MAINE:  Come see MercyMe, Tenth Avenue North, Newsboys, and more in concert at the River Rock Festival at the Sunday River Ski Resort, 97 Summit Rd. Bethel, ME. Tickets for 2 day passes are $74 for adults and $57 for children. Day passes are $54. You can also buy adventure passes that gives you access to the resort’s zip line, rock wall, and scenic lift ride. There will also be a 5K run to support the Whole Heart Foundation led by Matt Hammitt. Lodging is available here. For tickets or more information, click here or call (888) 982-8580.

Jul 1 COFFEE HOUSE MINISTRY: Jacob’s Well will feature gospel Latin, pop, and funk music by the Nelson Garcia Trio from New Haven Friday, July 1, at 7 p.m. at Bev’s Corner Drop-in Center, 3 Elm Street, Vernon, CT. Admission and refreshments are free at this handicap-accessible concert. Dress is casual. (6/24)

Jul 3 BAND CONCERT: The U.S. Coast Guard Band will perform a “Sousa Spectacular,” featuring music of John Philip Sousa, along with works by Strauss, Wagner, and Puccini. The concert will be Sunday, July 3, at 2 p.m., in Leamy Concert Hall, 15 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT. This is a free handicap-accessible concert; no tickets are required. All visitors 18 years and older must present a valid state-issued photo ID. Info: 860-701-6826 or www.uscg.mil/band. (6/24)

Jul 4 WREATH LAYING CEREMONIES: The City of Milford will hold their annual Independence Day Wreath Laying Ceremony Monday, July 4, at 8:45 a.m., in front of City Hall. Immediately afterward there will be a short walk to Milford Cemetery to lay a wreath at the Revolutionary War Memorial Monument; Info: Christine 203-800-5181. (6/24)

Jul 20 CONCERT: Tim Zimmerman & The King’s Brass will play a wide-ranging repertoire of hymn classics, jazz spirituals, and patriotic anthems Wednesday, July 20th, at 7 p.m. at Black Rock Church in Fairfield. Info: www.blackrock.org. (6/16)

Jul 22 BENEFIT PAINT NIGHT: The Milford Christian Church Worship Team will host a fundraiser “Paint Night” Friday, July 22nd, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the church, 989 New Haven Avenue in Milford. A $25 donation to cover the cost of materials is requested. Info: Rachel at 518-847-9580 or www.milfordchristianchurch.com. (6/24)

Jul 23 BENEFIT LOBSTER BAKE: The Milford Rotary Club will host their 40th annual Lobster Bake Saturday, July 23, from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Milford Harbor. Lobster and steak dinners with a  live band will be a part of this event to raise money for the Milford Rotary Scholarship Fund for Milford students. For tickets, log on to www.MilfordRotary.org. (6/14)

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Regular Events and General Messages

WOMEN’S MINISTRY: Promise Land Church in West Haven sponsors Connecticut Women of Faith and Courage featuring Rev. Cheri Cerrone the second Friday of each month at 7 p.m. at Best Western Hotel, 490 Sawmill Road, West Haven, CT. The free event encourages women to reach their full God-given potential. Info: 203-589-9607 or revccerrone@gmail.com. (1/22)

PRO-LIFE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Birthright of Greater New Haven is looking for help in counseling, organizing, fundraising, marketing, and promotion to help save the unborn. Dedicated volunteers are needed to work in Birthright’s Hamden office, off local bus routes. For information or to get involved, call and leave a message for MaryAnn at 203-934-3105 or www.birthright.org. (7/18/12)

HELP FOR ADDICTIONS: Are you dealing with an addiction in your life or the life of a family member or friend? Supportive weekly meetings are held at local churches in your area seven nights a week. For Higher Ground meeting locations call 203-888-9974 or visit www.HigherGroundMinistry.org. (1/30/12)

PREGNANCY SUPPORT: If you know someone dealing with an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy and need support, contact Birthright of Greater New Haven. They give help to girls or women regardless of age, marital or economic status, or creed. They provide free pregnancy tests, and their services are confidential. They are located at 176 Campbell Ave., West Haven, CT. Phone 203-934-3105. Emergency hot line 24 hrs a day: 1-800-550-4900. (8/18)

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Do you enjoy helping animals with special needs? The Hope Alliance for Animals, Inc. is a Christian-based sanctuary for special needs cats in New Haven County. They are looking for caring people who can give just two hours a month to be involved in this special ministry. Info: 203-988-4654 or www.hope-alliance.org . (11/17/09)

CHILDBIRTH CLASSES: Free childbirth classes for pregnant teens and young adults up to age 21 are offered in a free eight-week program at Milford Hospital. Info and reservations: 203-876-4285.

MIDDLE SCHOOL MENTORING: The “Across Ages Mentoring Program” is looking for caring adults ages 45 and older to share two hours a week with a middle school child in activities such as fishing, building something, playing catch, or other kid-friendly activity. Mentors listen to, support, and accept the children as they are. Info: 203-878-6365, ext. 331 or www.milfordmentoring.org.

DONATE YOUR VEHICLE FOR A TAX DEDUCTION: Residents in Fairfield County can get a tax deduction by donating their old car to the Christian Counseling Center of Norwalk. Call the center and have the vehicle towed away. Donors will be given a donation receipt to use in reporting the tax deductible gift. Donors are entitled to deduct up to $500 in their income tax returns. If the car is worth more than $500, it will be sold, and a receipt stating the gross amount will be mailed to the donor within 30 days after sale. The center will receive $150 for each car to use to subsidize the cost of counseling for persons unable to afford the fee. Info: Rose at (203) 846-4626, ext. 300.

WYCLIFFE BIBLE TRANSLATORS: Millions of people around the world are trapped in darkness without hope. Wycliffe Bible Translators brings light and gives hope to these communities through translation and literacy programs. You can help. Ask your employer about their matching gift program. Federal employees can participate through the Combined Federal Campaign. Our C-F-C number is 1-1-737. To learn more, call 1-800-WYCLIFFE. or visit www.wycliffe.org .

NATIONAL HUNGER HOTLINE: Do you have to go hungry tonight so your children can eat? If so, call the National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3HUNGRY for help. You will be connected to food programs and services in your community. Call 1-866-348-6479 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., and Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. All calls are confidential, and se habla español.

NURSING HOME MINISTRY INSTRUCTION: Many people living in America’s Care Centers today were a part of what has been called “The Greatest Generation.” They need visitors — they need friends — they need the Lord. To help you or your church get started as an Ambassador for Christ in this needy area, the SonShine Society is offering a free step-by-step guide to Nursing Home Ministry. Write SonShine Society, that’s S-O-N-shine Box 327, Lynnwood, Washington, 98046. Ask for the free “Power Packet.”

PUPPY RAISERS NEEDED: Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), a national non-profit organization that breeds, trains, and places assistance dogs with children and adults with disabilities, is looking for volunteer puppy raisers in Connecticut. At CCI our pups have a very special destiny—to assist a person with a disability in leading a more fulfilling and independent life. Puppy raisers help CCI pups achieve their full potential by providing lots of love, leadership, and socialization. To volunteer or for more information, call 1-800-572-BARK (2275) or log on to http://www.cci.org/.

CHRISTIAN COFFEE HOUSES: New England Christian Coffeehouses are a growing ministry in Connecticut and other New England states, offering Christians an opportunity to fellowship with other believers, be exposed to a variety of Christian music and artists, and introduce non-Christians to the Gospel in a less formal setting. For information on times and locations of events, log on to http://www.newenglandchristiancoffeehouses.com/.

CHRISTIAN BIKERS: If you’re a Christian motorcycle rider and are looking for some good Christian fellowship, ride along with the Beacon Bikers of New Haven, the local chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association. All bikes and bikers, men and women, are invited. Info:  Bob Riendeau (860) 384-4547 or  http://cmaner5.org/NES/BEACONBIKERS.

HELP FOR GAMBLING: Are you concerned about your gambling, or someone else’s gambling? Free confidential assessment and treatment is available. Call Suzanne at the UCONN Health Center Gambling Research and Treatment Program. The toll free number is 877-400-0570 or visit www.GamblingTreatment.net

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED FOR FOREIGN TEENS: Open your heart and your home to an international student. Pacific Intercultural Exchange needs host families urgently in your community for semester homestay programs. If you are interested, please call P.I.E. right away at 1-800-828-9001 or visit them at www.pieusa.org .

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