Thursday, May 30, 2024

Mark Your Calendar


Saturday, April 29th from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Safesitters Class at Sterling House Community Center.

Saturday, April 29th,   Free Covid Vaccination Clinic at Stratford YMCA.  New updated booster shoots, and a free health screening.  10 a.m.-1 p.m.  No appointment needed.  All ages 6 months and older.

Saturday, April 29th beginning at 6:30 p.m.  The eighteenth annual Stratford Library  gala event, entitled “Get On Your Feet and Dance!”, will offer “Avenue Groove”, a six piece R&B/Funk band with a professional salsa dance instructor to guide participants on the dance floor.  “Get on Your Feet and Dance” is an evening of music, dancing, appetizers, dinner and fine beverages.  Guests are encouraged to wear a Panama hat for an entry to win a prize.  A silent online and in-person auction and a 50/50 raffle table will also be included in the festivities.  Those unable to attend the benefit may support the Library by going online to make their auction bids:  This year’s event will be held at Vazzano’s Four Seasons. 337 Kenyon Street in Stratford and all proceeds will benefit the Library’s collections and programs.  Tickets for the event are $80/person and include dinner and entertainment. There are discounts of up to $100 off for a table of 10 people. For further information about the silent auction or ticket reservations for “Get On Your Feet and Dance!” call the Stratford Library at 203.385.4166 or visit: .

Saturday, April 29th, Healthy Kids Day10 a.m.-1 p.m – Stratford YMCA –a day of healthy and fun activities that celebrate kids being kids! There will be arts & crafts, demonstrations by Stratford Police Fire and EMS, and much more! This free, open to the public, annual event features a variety of family-friendly activities to encourage healthy kids, healthy families and a healthy start to the summer season.  Come and celebrate with us! We’ll have visits and special demonstrations including:

“The Real Elvis” on Sunday, April 30th at 2 p.m.The Stratford Library will present the Nina Et cetera Band in a special concert entitled “The Real Elvis”.  The band wowed Stratford audiences previously with their jazz concerts and musical tribute to Country Music superstar Maybelle Carter. The Elvis concert is free and open to the public.


The Stratford Library Board is still requesting donations for its annual book sale.  Contributors are urged to recycle their good books to share with others and help the Stratford Library increase their book purchase fund at the same time.  Donations of good hard cover books and paperbacks, fiction or non-fiction as well as sound and video recordings, can be brought to the library.   A special book collection bin is on site in the Main Lobby.  The book sale workers encourage residents to donate their biographies, cookbooks, poetry, plays, travel, mystery, science fiction, children’s books, etc.  Premium condition books and children’s materials are especially appreciated this year.  No magazines, Readers Digest condensed books or text books.  Donations will be accepted through May 21st.

Monday, May 1st from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m The Holy Name of Jesus food pantry sponsored by the Connecticut Food Bank, the Stratford Department of Health, and the YMCA.  The Food Bank takes place on every other Monday, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., and they are asking that cars line up on College Street.  You are also asked to bring your own reusable bag.  There will be 1 bag per household distributed.  Please bring identification if a second household is in the car.

Saturday, May 6th at 2 p.m. the Stratford Library will present “An Afternoon of Short Original Plays in Recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month” in the Lovell Room at the Stratford Library.  The staged readings of seven original plays and monologues focus on various aspects of mental health and well-being such as depression, anxiety and grief.  The program is free and open to the public. “Resilience,” a collection of original plays focusing on overcoming personal struggles will be available for purchase at the event. Proceeds from its sale go directly to Sterling House Community Center in Stratford.


Sunday, May 7th, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Connecticut Air National Guard Centennial Celebration.  Connecticut Air & Space Center in Stratford.

Save The Date Stratford Events:

Thursday, May 4th at the Downtown Cabaret, Bridgeport.  Presenting the multi-Tony Award winning Broadway show CABARET.

May 20th the Goody Bassett Ball fundraiser for the Stratford Historical Society.  Join the Stratford Historical Society for a night of purely un-puritanical fun!  This fundraising bash will help the Stratford Historical Society support and expand programs, collections, and exhibits and help to maintain the Captain David Judson House for future generations of the Stratford Community.  Tickets available.  Ball will be on Saturday, May 20th, from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Vazzano’s Four Seasons.  $80 per person or $750 per table of ten.

Saturday, May 20th, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport, 275 Huntington Road, Stratford, the Connecticut based duo, Violet Willows, will be performing.  The performance begins at 7 :00 .pm.  For tickets go to .  Tickets will also be sold at the door for $ 15.00.

Sunday, May 21st, Stratford Sister Cities Chorus sponsoring Shall We Dance at the Baldwin Center beginning at 2 p.m.  Celebrating dance in song.  For more information go to:  Tickets are available for $10.

10th Annual Veterans Breakfast will be on Wednesday, May 24th At Vazzano’s Four Seasons, 337 Kenyon Street.  Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast at 11 a.m.  Veterans and their guests will receive a full traditional breakfast.  Registration Deadline: Friday, May 12th.  Questions: Call the Mayor’s Office at (203) 385-4029 or Event Contact: Karin Doyle, Constituent Services Coordinator, email

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