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First Day of School!!!

Excited Kindergartners make their way from home to school! Upon arriving, they were warmly greeted by Principal Kai Byrd and her team of staff members. Mary L. Tracy School has been educating Orange’s youngest townspeople since 1910! And this year is sure to be as delightfully memorable to the preschoolers and Kindergartners who have been donning it’s classrooms for more than 100 years.

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Al-Anon Parents Meeting, Monday nights, 7:30pm year-round, United Church of Christ, Plymouth Building, 18 West Main Street, Milford – supporting parents of alcoholics and/or substance abusers. For more information, go to or call Margaret at (203) 877-4313.

Al-Anon Meeting
, Monday mornings, 10:00 - 11:30am, Holy Infant Church Hall, 450 Racebrook Road, Orange; a support group for relatives and friends of alcoholics. For more information, contact

Nicotine Anonymous Meetings,
Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, 21 Robert Treat Parkway, Milford, open to all, no dues or fees, only requirement is the desire to be free of nicotine. For more information, call Bridges, 203-878-6365.

Zumba Gold Classes At Congregation Or Shalom, Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7 p.m., Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road, simple and easy routines to follow, designed for people of all ages and no experience is needed. If interested, call Robin at 203.314.8176 or temple office at 203.799.2341.

Clean Energy Task Force of Orange, meets on the third Tuesday of every month at HPCC, 525 Orange Center Road, conference room, 8 o'clock. The public is invited.

Orange Arts & Culture Council meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month, 7:30pm, HPCC, 525 Orange Center Road, check chalk board for meeting room. The public is invited.

Orange Recycling Committee meets every 3rd Wednesday 7:30pm, HPCC conference room, 525 Orange Center Road, public is invited to attend. For more information, email Beginning August, meetings will be held every 3rd Tuesday at 7:00pm except for October which will be held on October 14, 2014.

Elm City Kennel Club General Meetings, third Wednesday of each month, except during July and August, 7:30pm, Paws’N Effect, 36 Corporate Ridge Drive (off Sherman Avenue), Hamden. For more information, contact New Member Coordinators Gary Wilson, at 203-996-2245 ( or Maureen Anderson, at 203-430-5229 ( Next meeting Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Refreshments will be served. Our April meeting will include a program on AKC Dog Shows 101.

Blood Pressure Clinic
presented by Gentiva & Maplewood of Orange, 1st Thursday of every month, Maplewood of Orange (formerly Laurel Estates), 245 Indian River Road, 1:30-2:30pm in the Community Room. No appointment necessary.

The Rotary Club Of Orange
meets every Friday, 12:15pm at the Racebrook Country Club, 246 Derby Avenue; prospective new members may contact Diane Eger at 203-530-4526 or visit for information about the club.

Orange Historical Society Academy Antique & Gift Shop Museum
, open Saturdays, 10:00am-3:00pm. For information call 203-795-3106.

Bethany Leapley Autism Spectrum Disorder Scholarship Fund Charity Golf Tournament,
Thursday, September 25, 2014, Registration 11:30am, Tee Off 1:00pm, Orange Hills Country Club, Orange, CT, Individual/$200; Foursome/$750; Hole Sponsorship/$125 Hole, includes lunch, post tournament dinner, beer carts, hole in one wins car, prizes: Longest drive & closest to pin, raffle. Pay via PayPal at or by check payable to: The Bethany Leapleay ASD Scholarship Fund, mail to Richard Polio, Fundraiser Chair/17 Ironwood Way, Orange, CT 06477.

Trap Falls K-9 KARNIVAL hosts AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day, Saturday, September 27, 2014, Eisenhower Park, Milford CT, 10:00am-4:00pm, Doggie Fun Zone, Demos in Obedience, Agility, Herding, Fly Ball, Police Dog work; CGC Testing; Meet the Breeds; Contests; Lots of Vendors and food, FREE admission, Bring a shelter donation and get a free raffle ticket! Proceeds go to local shelters. All dogs must be on a leash. For more information, contact Cindy Sherman, Trap Falls Kennel Club, 203-558-5911.

“Team Milford” Forming For New Haven Walk To End Alzheimer’s, to participate in Alzheimer’s Association New Haven Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Sunday, September 28, 2014, Lighthouse Point Park, New Haven; Registration begins 9:00am, Walk begins 10:00am, refreshments and carousel rides, Proceeds benefit Alzheimer’s research as well as support and education for families touched by Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Want to help, but can’t walk? Consider helping as a virtual walker or making a donation in support of Team Milford. See, Walk to End Alzheimer’s, New Haven, CT, Team Milford for on-line registration or donations.

rd Annual Family Fun Walk & Wellness Fair, benefits West Haven Community House, Sunday, October 5, 2014, 9:30am registration, 10:30am Kick-off, Savin Rock Conference Center and Boardwalk, registration fee/$25 per walker, free refreshments, prizes and fun activities on the 2-mile walk route along the historic Savin Rock boardwalk, followed by a wellness fair featuring more than 20 local vendors inside the Savin Rock Conference Center. For questions or more information, visit or call 203-934-5221 x131.

New NAMI Support Group Meeting
, every first Monday of the month, meetings begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. and end promptly at 7:30pm, BRIDGES, a community support system, 949 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford, conference room on the second floor, meeting dates are October 6, November 3, and December 1, 2014. They are free of charge and facilitator led.