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Saturday, October 21st, Operation Jireh Food Pantry, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on a first come first serve basis. Covenant Life Ministries, 959 Main Street.

Sunday, October 22nd, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 3rd Annual Children’s Business Fair on Paradise Green.  The opportunity for children to launch their very own startup business!  By participating, young people between the ages of 6-16 have the opportunity to develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at our one-day marketplace. Support our young entrepreneurs.

Great Pumpkin Festival has been postponed due to the storms in Saturday’s forecast. The festival will be held Sunday, October 22nd from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at Boothe Memorial Park.  Parking is available at Boothe, with overflow parking and shuttle buses available at the Flood Middle School parking lot at 490 Chapel St.  Officials are advising residents that some attractions and schedules may have changed:

12 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.: Bring the Hoopla

2 p.m.: Pumpkin Carving Contest Winners Announced

2:30 p.m.: Costume Parade

2:45 p.m.: Costume Parade Winners Announced

3:30 p.m.: Last Call To Purchase Tickets

4 p.m.: Last Shuttle Bus Departs from Boothe Memorial Park

Sunday, October 22nd at 2 p.m. the Stratford Library will screen **“**The Unimaginable Journey of Peter Ertel”  a riveting account of the life of a man who defied insurmountable odds in an unforgiving environment, and who later found peace in America. Forced to serve in the German army despite his open contempt for the Nazis and his refusal to kill the enemy, Ertel would not only miraculously survive World War II, but would also be regarded as family by his Jewish employers. This film combines archive footage – much of which has never before been shown – with Ertel’s own brave telling of his extraordinary odyssey.  A true story so bold, brave, and beautiful it restores one’s faith that humanity can survive even the darkest of days.

Monday, October 23rd from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Farmer’s Market on Paradise Green. Shop local.  Connecticut grown.

Wednesday, October 25th, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Stratford Community Conversations.   Grace Lutheran Church, 150 Chapel Street.  Please join us.  This will be the last Conversations before Election Day, so we have one more chance to let the town know what some important issues are before voting for candidates in the local election.

Save The Date Stratford Events:

Film Festival:   “GREAT MOVIES YOU MISSED!”   November 6-10,      Noon, Lovell Room .  The Library’s 15th annual festival celebrates a series of critically acclaimed films that somehow fell under the radar. Schedule includes: “Air!” (11.6), “You Hurt My Feelings” (11.7), “Past Lives” (11.8), “Theater Camp” (11.9) and “Talk To Me” (11.10).  Recommended for adult audiences. Free and open to the public.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings South End Community Center

DATES & TIMES

NOVEMBER 15, 2023        9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

DECEMBER 20, 2023         9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

QUESTIONS? CALL KRISTINA AGAPITO, RN AT 203-385-4090

Saturday evening, October 28th, Michael Jackson night to benefit Bethlehem House at the Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, Saturday, October 28th, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Stratford’s Public Works Yard – 550 Patterson Avenue

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