MONROE, CT — Children’s singer Tom Weber, Mickey and Minnie Mouse will make an appearance at Character Night at the Great Hollow Lake Concession Pavilion this Wednesday, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
The Monroe Parks and Recreation Department hosts Character Nights every Wednesday.
Families can bring their cameras for memorable photos, buy snacks and light dinner items from Backwoods Dawgz & Catering or bring their own food, take an evening swim at the lake, use the playground and build sand castles on the beach.
The Character Nights are sponsored by My Smile Orthodontics, Connecticut Back & Wellness Chiropractic, and Baum Braces.
‘Dab and Gab’ fundraiser
A “Dab and Gab” fundraiser will benefit the Monroe Food Pantry. Susan Wernau, a local artist, will lead participants in a class painting their choice of two wine glasses, two coffee mugs or one of each.
The cost is a $40 donation per person and space is limited to 40 people.
The event will be held at the Rotary Pavilion at Wolfe Park on Thursday, July 28, from 6 until 8 p.m. In the event of rain, the event will be moved to the Monroe Senior Center.
To R.S.V.P, call Julie Banks, director of the Monroe Food Pantry, at 203-452-2817 or email her at [email protected] by July 20.
Knights of Columbus blood drive
The Knights of Columbus Council 5987 is running a blood drive at St. Jude Church, 707 Monroe Turnpike, on Saturday, July 23, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Those who wish to donate should visit the Red Cross website, look up the drive and sign up.
Making the grade
NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Michael Wisentaner, of Monroe, made the Dean’s List at Norwich University for the Spring 2022 semester.
Full-time undergraduate students who earn a semester grade point average of at least 3.40 are awarded Dean’s List honors.
“Wonder Park” is the featured movie at Wolfe Park this Friday, July 8, with a showing at 8 p.m.
The Monroe Parks and Recreation Department has Movie Nights every week on the law of the park’s concert area. Families are welcome to bring blankets, chairs and snacks to these free events.
All are welcome, with the exception of children under age 12 who are not accompanied by an adult.
The movies are sponsored by CardSmart, My Smile Orthodontics and RE/MAX Heritage of Monroe.
For information, call the Monroe Parks and Recreation Department at 203-452-2806 or visit its website at MonroeRec.org. In the event of inclement weather, call 203-339-6106 after 3 p.m.
A concert in Redding
Bryan Bielanski, a singer-songwriter based in Charlotte, N.C., will perform in a concert at 3 Keys Restaurant in Redding on July 21. His music is inspired by rock greats like Tom Petty and REM, but he has a distinct style of his own.
CT AFL- CIO endorses Green for Senate
STRATFORD, CT – Christopher Green, the Democratically endorsed candidate for State Senate representing Stratford, Shelton, Seymour and Monroe, was endorsed by the Connecticut American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) June 24 at its convention at Foxwoods.
“I am proud to be supported by the AFL-CIO, an organization that works tirelessly to protect the rights of their workers and all workers across the country,” Green said in a press release. “As a candidate, I unequivocally stand behind the rights of workers to organize to negotiate for fair compensation, benefits and working conditions.”
The Connecticut AFL-CIO is a federation of hundreds of local unions representing more than 200,000 active union members in the private sector, public sector and building trades.
“I am proud to live in a state that has supported workers and working class families by creating a paid leave program, is pushing the minimum wage toward a living wage and has banned captive audience meetings,” Green said, noting that his opponent voted against all three of these issues.
Green is challenging incumbent Republican Kevin Kelly.
The minimum wage increase to $14 an hour and the ban on captive audience meetings both went into effect July 1. Green was one of 16 State Senate candidates in Connecticut to earn the endorsement. Gov. Ned Lamont and Sen. Richard Blumenthal were also among those endorsed, according to a press release.
“Now through November I am committed to working hard to get elected so I can continue to push for Connecticut to be a leader in taking care of its workers and their families,” Green said.
For information, on Green and his campaign, visit www.cgreen4senate.com.