Monday, January 8th, at Noon. The Stratford Library returns with its popular film series that offers free showings of recent, popular films shown uncut and on widescreen each month. BARBIE, last year’s major blockbuster stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as world famous dolls, Barbie and Ken in Greta Gerwig’s critically praised crowd-pleaser. PG-13, 114 minutes
Monday, January 8th from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Holy Name of Jesus Food Pantry. The food pantry is 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.
Stratford’s Christmas tree collection will begin Monday, January 8th and end February 9th. Only live Christmas trees will be picked up. Residents are reminded to remove all decorations, lights, tinsel and ornaments. Please do not put trees in plastic bags for pickup. Residents are advised to put the tree in the planting strip where it can be seen and picked up easily. The Parks division will split up into teams to canvas neighborhoods for pick up.
Monday, January 8th at 6:60 p.m. Stratford VFW, 100 Veterans Blvd. A journey through Grief. A weekly meeting to discuss the various stages of grief when we lose a loved one. Meetings start at 6:30. The meetings are free and open to the public. Call Bob Johnson 203-641-4278.
Tuesday, January 9th from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Stratford Health Department Flu Clinic. Appointments not required. For further information call 203-385-4090.
Wednesday, January 10th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Stratford Community Conversations at Grace Lutheran Church, 150 Chapel Street, Stratford. Join your fellow Stratford residents and community leaders to discuss life and issues in Stratford in a positive, non-critical way. Topics are generated by attendees, and all Stratford residents, businesspeople, community leaders, government leaders and staff, and others are invited. Attendees may simply listen or join the discussion. We start and end promptly. This program will run every three weeks through June 2024 at various venues. There is no charge to attend.
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Tuesday, January 15th the Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The library will reopen on Tuesday, January 16 at 10 a.m. Current Library hours are: Monday-Thursday: 10-8, Friday-Saturday: 10-5, and Sunday: 1-5 p.m. For further Library information, call 203.385.4161 or visit its website at: www.stratfordlibrary.org.
Saturday, January 27th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Stratford Library Reference Department and its Knit Wits program present it’s first-ever Yarn Swap. Crafters are invited to bring their unwanted yarn to the event. Tables will be available to set-up and display yarns, and crafters can also bring knitting accessories (books, needles, project bags), which need to be in good and clean condition. Attendees are also encouraged to stay and knit. Light refreshments will be available. Due to limited space, registration is required by calling the Stratford Library at 203.385.4164 or online at: https://stratfordlibrary.libcal.com/event/11364456
Saturday, February 10th at 6 p.m. “Boogie At The Brewery”, A Funky Fundraising Party on SUPERBOWL WEEKEND sponsored by Sterling House Community Center. Dress in your best football themed outfit! Enjoy local food, beers, wine, and cocktails from Two Roads Brewing and Arena Rock from The Band Central! Featuring covers of Journey, Led Zeppelin, Doobie Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Grand Funk, The Clash, Peter Frampton, Guns And Roses, Rolling Stones, and more! All of this, and you will be making an impact on your community! Proceeds go to SHCC’s equitable programming.