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Saturday, December 18th: Free basketball clinic at Flood Middle School from 9:30 to 11:30am. For more information, please contact Brandon Sherrod at bsherrod35@gmail.com. The Stratford Recreation Department would like to acknowledge Brandon Sherrod for his dedication to improving the lives of Stratford youths. Brandon is a graduate of Stratford High School and a star basketball player at Yale University. Brandon has been hosting free basketball clinics in Town since October, which are sponsored by Stratford Recreation and Stratford PAL. The game of basketball is a platform Brandon uses to empower youth and their parents on the importance of hard work, community, togetherness and giving back. To date, Brandon has served more than 100 families in the Stratford area.

Sunday: Stratford Sister Cities concert at Library at 2 p.m. in the Stratford Library Lovell Room. Don’t forget to bring a nonperishable donation for Sterling House Community Center Food Bank.

Sunday: The Shakespeare Market weekend! Get yourself down to the market from 10 a.m. til 2 p.m. this weekend. Santa and Company will be making a visit from 11 a.m. til 1 p.m. as well as an amazing team of vendors for you! Santa and Shopping!!!

Sunday: Menorah lighting in celebration of Hanukkah, begins at sundown on Sunday, December 18th, Rabbi Joseph Stock of the Mishkan Israel Day Camp will be on-hand to light an oversized menorah, which, in his own words, will “shine a light on all humanity.” The event will take place entirely outdoors. Light refreshments and hot cocoa will be available after the ceremonial menorah lighting, while Hebrew music fills the Town Hall green.

Wednesday at 3 p.m.: Last Advent Concert by First Church of Stratford featuring Dr. Joe Utterback.

   

Friday, December 23rd: Christmas Caroling on the Green at 6 p.m. at the Paradise Green gazebo. Sponsored by Be Our Guest Community Ministries

 

Stratford Toy Initiative: Stratford Non-Profits Step Up for Tots (and older)
Stratford Professional Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 998, will be collecting new unwrapped toys at each fire station, to support the Toys for Tots program. Donations are accepted at the locations listed below through December 21st:
Fire Headquarters (rear entrance): 2750 Main Street
Huntington Road Station #2: 1415 Huntington Road
Lordship Station #3: 21 Prospect Drive

Sterling House Community Christmas: donate toys, adopt a family, gift cards always welcome!

Stratford Recreation Department running a Winter Clubhouse over school break. Crafts, Games, Good Times!

Are you a Military Veteran? or have a loved one who served our country during the holidays? Did your family save any letters or memorabilia? The Stratford Veterans Museum would like to display Christmas cards, letters, pictures and any communications between a veteran and family or friends during the Christmas season. We would like to create a display in our Museum during the month of December. All materials will be returned to you. Contact Bob Mastroni bmaastroni@gmail.com

Stratford YMCA and Bridgeport Islanders toiletry drive. All fans who donate are entered to win a Bridgeport Islanders puck and 4 tickets to a Bridgeport Islanders game of their choice.

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