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A Supplemental Soccer Training Program team was named Constitution United Futsal League 2022/2023 Champions for the fall/winter season. Nine out of the 12 boys on the roster are from Monroe.

Aside from league play, the team finished in second place in the Presidents Day 2023 Tournament at Chelsea Piers in Stamford. After going undefeated and winning the title in league play, the team fell short in the tournament’s championship game, losing to the home team by one goal.

The team is coached by Carlos Alberto Reinoso Jr. and Carlos Daniel Londoño, who are both from Monroe.

Team uniform sponsors included Romanacci Pizza Bar and Amendola Family Chiropractic & Wellness.

The program is held indoors at the St. Jude Parish gymnasium in Monroe. For information on the Alpha Angels Soccer Academy’s Specialized Supplemental Training send an email to [email protected]    

The team photos are from Chelsea Piers and InSports.

Charity Tag Sale

Monroe Congregational Church, 34 Church St., is hosting its annual charity tag sale, Good Stuff for Great Causes, this Saturday, March 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Early birds can get the first look at items for sale at 8 a.m. for a five dollar fee.

IRIS collection drive

The Masuk National Honors Society is partnering with New Haven’s chapter of IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services) for its service project this year, a collection drive for those the organization serves.

IRIS is an organization whose mission is to help refugees and other displaced people build new lives in the United States by providing housing, employment, health care, education, and other services.

As partners with IRIS, Masuk students are collecting donations of hygiene products (deodorant, hair brushes, etc.), sports equipment, various art supplies, games, and books.

Donation boxes will be set up at Edith Wheeler Memorial Library and Masuk High School.

The Masuk National Honors Society is also accepting monetary donations via Venmo.

Lent & Holy Week services

The United Methodist Church of Monroe, 515 Cutlers Farm Road, scheduled several services for Lent and Holy Week:

  • Palm Sunday, April 2, 10 a.m., in person and Zoom, fellowship
  • Holy Thursday, April 6, 7 p.m., in person and via Zoom, communion
  • Good Friday Musical Service of Worship, Cantata: Joseph Martin’s Sanctuary, April 7, 7 p.m., Long Hill United Methodist Church, 6358 Main St. in Trumbull
  • Easter Sunrise Service, April 9, 6 a.m., Great Hollow Lake, 454 Purdy Hill Road in Monroe
  • Easter Sunday Service, April 9, 10 a.m., in person, via Zoom, fellowship

Regular Sunday worship services are at UMC of Monroe, 515 Cutlers Farm Road, at 10 a.m., in person and via Zoom.

Kerry Boys concert

The Kerry Boys will perform in a St. Patrick’s Day concert at Edith Wheeler Memorial Library at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 19. The event is sponsored by The Friends of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library.

The Kerry Boys are a band of Irish balladeers with 2007-08 Connecticut State Troubadour Pierce Campbell on guitar, harmonica and vocals, Paul Neri on banjo and Tony Pasqualoni on bass.

For information call the reference desk at 203-452-2852.

John Searles to appear at EWML event

John Searles, a New York Times best selling author who grew up in Monroe, will appear at An Insider’s Author event at Edith Wheeler Memorial Library at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 26.

The event is sponsored by the library and Turning The Page, Books Etc.

Searles will talk about his latest book, “Her Last Affair”. Searles is a New York Times best selling author for previous novels, “Help for the Haunted” and “Strange but True” which was made into a movie.

Tickets for this free event are available by clicking here. Tickets must be printed and brought to the event for entry.

For information visit www.ewml.org or call the Adult Programs Department at 203-452-2852.

Paper Shredding fundraiser

The Monroe Lions Club will host a Paper Shredding fundraiser in the Rite Aid pharmacy parking lot, 435 Main St., from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 29, rain or shine.

Shred documents in a standard computer paper box, 18x10x11, can be shredded for a $10 donation. There is a $15 donation for larger boxes.

For information, call Len Berger at 203-339-1097.

Art for Advocacy

The Center for Family Justice Campus Advocacy presents Art for Advocacy, a traveling art exhibit created by survivors and allies.

The exhibit will be on display at the Beacon Hall events center at Housatonic Community College, 900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, on April 24, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Free parking is available in the campus garage.

The free event is open to the public. Aside from the art exhibit, it will feature a keynote speaker, a meeting with the artists and networking with community allies. Light refreshments will be included.

To submit your own artwork, send an email to [email protected] or send a DM on Instagram, @cfjcampusadvocacy.

Almost Queen at Edmond Town Hall

NEWTOWN — Almost Queen will perform at Edmond Town Hall Theatre, 45 Main Street, on Saturday, March 25. Almost Queen is the second show in ETH’s spring series co-title sponsored by Connie Widmann of Connie Widmann & Team and Colonial Automobile Group.

Almost Queen’s live performance showcases signature four part harmonies and intricate musical interludes. Donning genuine costumes, Almost Queen recaptures the live energy and precision needed to deliver the ultimate Queen tribute experience.

Saturday’s show will have a special opening set by Steve Leonard, who has been playing guitar and writing songs since the time of his first concert at Brendan Byrne Arena (Whitesnake).

Tickets range from $29.50 to $79.50 and can be purchased at edmondtownhall.org.

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