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Special Holiday Author Event at Hagaman Memorial Library-
*Saturday, December 13*

The Growing Sweater by Jason J. Marchi, with illustrations by Ben Quesnel

Visit the Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street in East Haven on Saturday, December 13 at 2:00 p.m. for a special holiday author event and free kids craft! The library is excited to host author Jason J. Marchi and illustrator Ben Quesnel, who will present the story of The Growing Sweater. The Growing Sweater is a picture storybook for ages 6 to 9.
GRANNY QUIGLEY has knitted a very unique sweater. To her surprise, every time she washes and dries the purple sweater with the white lace collar it grows . ..one size larger! What can she possibly do with a sweater that keeps growing? And will it ever stop growing?

Author Jason Marchis inspiration for writing The Growing Sweater came from a story that his mother told him about his grandmother knitting a sweater for his grandfather as a surprise. Every time the sweater became dirty, his grandmother would wash it– only to have it continuously grow!! Copies of The Growing Sweater will be available for sale and signing following a fun discussion with the author.

Illustrator and Art teacher Ben Quesnel will do a special art project with any children who attend! The art project is recommended for ages 6 to 9. Copies of The Growing Sweater are $16 each. The book makes a great Christmas gift for someone special! For more information about the book, visit www.jasonmarchi.com.

Join us for an afternoon of holiday cheer with cider, refreshments and a booth selling sea glass pendants. Please register at the Childrens Desk.

Extra parking for evening and weekend library events is available in the East Haven Town Hall parking lot across the street from the library.

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*Talmadge Park Annual Holiday Fair*
-Satirday, November 22, 2014-
10:00am - 3:00pm

38 Talmadge Avenue (off short beach Road) East Haven, CT

~Featuring~
Crafts, Baked Goods, Teacup Auction, Raffles, White Elephant, Snack Bar, Outside Vendors

Proceeds to benefit Talmadge Park Resident Council

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR AARP FOUNDATION TAX-AIDE PROGRAM

The local AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program is seeking volunteers to assist taxpayers in preparing and filing their individual Federal and State income tax returns. Tax-Aide operates as a free, volunteer service giving preference to seniors with low-to-moderate incomes. The IRS supports Tax-Aide by offering training materials to certify tax counselors.

In Connecticut, there are over 600 volunteers helping over 30,000 taxpayers at nearly 100 Tax-aide sites. These sites operate in senior centers, public libraries, and community centers.

it is easy to sign up on line at www.aarp.org/volunteer. Applicants will be contacted to discuss their personal interests and to explain the program in detail. There are Tax-aide sites in several neighboring towns which allow both volunteers and taxpayers to find both a convenient time and location to participate.

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St Clare Christmas Fair
Saturday, December 6 from 9 am - 3 pm

Parish Hall, 234 Coe Avenue, East Haven

Crafters, Jewelry, Great Lunch Menu including our homemade Clam Chowder, Santa will visit, Childrens Area, Basket Raffles,and more. Free Admission.

Call the parish office at 203-467-5136 X 301 for more details. Crafter/Vendor table rental at $25 per table is available by calling Anne at 203-467-2640.

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Dont even THINK about buying a home without attending this workshop! November 2014 Homebuyers and Sellers Seminar

Visit the Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street, on *Wednesday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m.*
for a free seminar that will provide you with a comprehensive review of essential resources and background about the entire process of buying or selling your home.
Key topics include:
1. How to choose a real estate agent
2. Real estate agent obligations to a buyer/seller
3. How to protect your rights
4. An overview of financing sources including mortgage brokers, commercial banks, FHA, and CHFA…
5. Pros and cons of buying distressed property
6. Pricing tips and how to stage your house for prospective buyers

The workshop will be presented by Ellis Ratner, J.D, Principal of Ellis Ratner Tutoring Services, with an experienced real estate background, and former Program Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection for the Federal Trade Commission and Joe Paul, an agent with 25 Years of Real Estate experience, former Senior Vice President of Banking Operations at Bank of America, Commissioner and member of Board of Assessment Appeals-Stratford. Mr. Paul was also on the Board of Directors of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Societies.

This workshop is free and open to everyone. Registration is strongly suggested. Please visit the library, call 203.468.3890 or email Cynthia at cgwiazda@hagamanlibrary.org to register.

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Translator Available at The Hagaman Memorial Library for Spanish Speakers

Visit the Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and every first and third Saturday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and learn about all the free library services you have access to, simply by signing up for a free library card! The library will have a translator who is fluent in Spanish during these days and times to help you use the librarys public access computers, look for materials, and find out about free resources in the community.

The translator will be available beginning on Wednesday evening, November 5 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday, November 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Cant find a parking spot at the Library? Evening and weekend parking is available at the East Haven Town Hall across the street from the Library.

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Film Night at Hagaman Memorial Library, East Haven: Irving Berlins Holiday Inn (1942) starring Bing Crosby!

East Haven: Enjoy Pizza and drinks and a showing of Irving Berlins Holiday Inn (1942) starring Bing Crosby, at the Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street, on Thursday, November 13 at 5:00 p.m.

At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer.

Hagamans film series events are free and open to everyone. Seating is limited and registration is required. You may call the library at 203-468-3890 to register. You may also register in person at the library or email Cynthia at cgwiazda@hagamanlibrary.org.

Additional parking for evening and weekend library events is available in the East Haven Town Hall parking lot across the street from the library.

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Join Hagaman Memorial Librarys Mystery Book Discussion Group!

Visit the Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street, on Saturday, November 1 at noon and join the librarys new mystery book club facilitated by local resident, and avid reader, Barbara Mitchell. The group will discuss Terminal City by Linda Fairstein. Bring a bagged lunch and enjoy a lively discussion!

Synopsis of Terminal City by Linda Fairstein:
From the worlds largest Tiffany clock decorating the 42nd Street entrance to its spectacular main concourse, Grand Central has been a symbol of beauty and innovation in New York City for more than one hundred years. But the worlds loveliest station is hiding more than just an underground train system. When the body of a young woman is found in the tower suite of the Waldorf Astoria—one of the most prestigious hotels in Manhattan—Assistant DA Alex Cooper and Detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace find themselves hunting for an elusive killer whose only signature is carving a carefully drawn symbol into his victims bodies, a symbol that bears a striking resemblance to train tracks.

All Hagamans book discussion groups are free and open to everyone! Discussion books are available to borrow from the library. Registration is required. Please visit the library, call 203.468.3890 or email Cynthia at cgwiazda@hagamanlibrary.org.

Additional parking for evening and weekend library events is available in the East Haven Town Hall parking lot across the street from the library.

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Attention Editors: This is an on-going monthly program

Have a legal question? Get a free consultation with an attorney from the New Haven County Bar Association

Need a consultation with an attorney? Visit the Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street, on the following Wednesdays between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.: October 15, November 19, December 17, January 21, 2015, February 18, 2015, and March 18, 2015.

The New Haven County Bar Associations ASK A LAWYER program is designed to provide members of the community with general legal information; an attorney meets with the participant and provides a free 10-15 minute consultation. If the individual requires additional assistance, they are referred to our Lawyer Referral Service or a social service agency. No appointment is necessary, consultations are given on a first-come,first-served basis.

Additional parking for evening and weekend library events is available in the East Haven Town Hall parking lot across the street from the library.

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Edgar Allan Poe Live at Hagaman Memorial Library!

Visit the Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street, on Saturday, November 15 at 4:00 p.m. and meet Edgar Allan Poe! You will hear dramatic readings from Poes work and Poe actor Campbell Harmon will perform a historic reenactment as Poe himself!

Edgar Allan Poe was the first American writer to attempt to support himself solely on writing alone. He wrote the first modern detective story, the first modern science fiction story, and founded the modern horror genre. His famous, tragic love for his wife, Virginia, helped to inspire his landmark poem, The Raven. Speculation over the cause of his mysterious death in 1849 continues to this day. His writings still speak to us more than 160 years later and have inspired countless stage and film adaptations. Watch him be brought to life by actor Campbell Harmon!

Campbell Harmon has performed as Edgar Allan Poe since 2009. He has brought the Master of the Macabre to life for audiences across America. Harmon has worked with libraries, schools, and the National Endowment for the Arts to further historical education and spark a love of reading in young and old alike. In his diminishing spare time he volunteers as a performer at the Wallingford Trail of Terror, a non-profit haunted attraction benefiting local charities for 17 years.

Harmon is a displaced Kentuckian and graduate of Yale Divinity School. He lives in Wallingford, Connecticut in a 105 year-old house with a 140lb dog.
This special literary event is free and open to everyone. Seating is limited, so please visit the library, call 203.468.3890, or email Cynthia at cgwiazda@hagamanlibrary.org to reserve your seat today!

Additional parking for evening and weekend library events is available in the East Haven Town Hall parking lot across the street from the library.

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EVERYONE is invited ~ The EAST HAVEN SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF ITALY Lodge #2877 meets on the 2nd Monday of Each month starting at 7pm, in the lower lever, NEXT TO THE MOVIE THEATRE ROOM at the VILLAGE AT MARINERS POINT located at 111 South Shore Drive in East Haven.

For information on meetings or any other questions about the East Haven Sons & Daughters of Italy, please call or text 203-684-4322 or you may email us at, ehsadoi2877@gmail.com

Our next meetings are:
November 10th, December 8th and January 12th at 7pm.
All are welcome to come. Lots of upcoming, fun & exciting events can be found on the EHSADOI website ~ https://sites.google.com/site/ehsonsanddaughtersofitaly/

And dont forget to LIKE us on Facebook ~ https://www.facebook.com/EastHavenSonsAndDaughtersOfItaly

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EAST HAVEN FARMERS MARKET
250 Main Street, East Haven, CT 06512
For information: Call Carolyn Bradley 203-710-2760 / dinaglide2000@yahoo.com
or Chris Vaiuso 203-444-1373 / chrisvaiuso@gmail.com

The market is open Sundays beginning July 6, 2014 ¡V October 12, 2014
From 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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*Caregiver Support Group for Families and Caregivers*
presented by Ellen Dagostino and Chelsea Boyd

-The complexity of Alzheimers disease and related dementias severely impacts the family and professional caregiver. A support group provides an opportunity to learn more about the different stages of this progressive disease and offers tips on ways to cope.

Join us for monthly educational discussions and have the opportunity to learn and share with others who undersatand.

*Second Tuesday of every month from 5:30-6:30PM*

Village at Mariners Point
111 South Shore Drive East Haven, CT 06512
203-467-0067

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AARP FOUNDATION TAX-AIDE OFFERS FREE TAX FILING ASSISTANCE APPOINTMENTS

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program provides tax assistance to middle- and low-income taxpayers, with special attention given to those 60 and older. Assistance is available at the Hagaman Memorial Library by appointment only on:

*Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.*

Please call 203-468-3890 to book an appointment. Taxpayers must have all information and documents that apply to their 2012 income taxes, including proof of identity; income statements; social security number; copy of last years federal and state tax returns; personal check, and if direct depositing, bank checking account and routing numbers. If married, both husband and wife should be present at the appointment.

Additional parking for library events is available in the East Haven Town Hall parking lot across the street from the library or in the Old Stone Church lot adjacent to the library.

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Give a lasting tribute - Hagaman Librarys Tree of Knowledge

The Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street, invites you to participate in our Tree of Knowledge. With leaves crafted of bronze,the Tree of Knowledge will be a permanent symbol dedicated to the intellectual, cultural and social lives of the people who love the library. The Tree of Knowledge will remain in the new DeMayo Community Room as a lasting and permanent tribute to those whose names are engraved on its leaves. Leaves can accommodate up to twenty letters or spaces on each line, and up to four lines on each leaf. This is a very special way to remember a family member or co-worker who has a deep love for the library, and is appropriate for commemorating birthdays, weddings, memorials, births or adoptions. Your donation of $50 will be used to support the purchase of library furnishings and library programs.

Please call the library at 203-468-3890 for more information, or stop by for a brochure to order your leaf or leaves.
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*Pet Therapy Program Kicks Off*
at the Village at Mariner¡¦s Point

First and Third Tuesday of each month at 1:15 in the Harbor

Contact Roberta Schwartz @ 203-467-0067
rschwartz@Benchmarkquality.com

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EAST HAVEN AQUATICS


PROGRAM FEES

TUESDAY & FRIDAY

Residents $120 8 Lessons 45 minutes class

Non Residents $140 8 Lessons 45 minutes class

SATURDAYS

Babies to 2 years old
30 min. class $100 8 Lessons Residents
$115 8 Seasons Non-Residents

2 - 5 Years old
45 min. class $115 8 Lessons Residents
$125 8 Lessons Non Resident


These fees are effective since October 8, 2011

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POOL PARTIES

Book you party at the Town Pool! Sundays only from:
11A.M. to 1:00P.M.
1:00P.M. to 3:00P.M.
3:00P.M. to 5:00P.M.
5:00P.M. to 7:00P.M.

Cost for Residents: $150
and Non-residents $250.

Call 203-468-3367.

***POOL HOURS- Starting April 1, 2014***

Water Aerobics
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8:00A.M. - 8:45A.M.

Swimming Laps
Tuesday & Thursday 8:00A.M. - 8:45A.M.

AM Public Swim
Monday thru Friday 8:45A.M. - 10:00A.M.

PM Public Swim
Monday thru Friday 7:30P.M.- 8:45P.M.

AM Saturday Public Swim
10:30A.M. - 12 Noon.

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Community Service for Youth East Haven Food Bank, Bradley Street East Haven

Twice a Month;

1st Wednesday 8:15am
3rd Wednesday 4:45pm

Up to 3 hours of service time per shift
Contact Phyllis for more info at 203-468-6593
or 203-285-5333

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EAST HAVEN PUBLIC ACCESS TV UPDATE

Visit the newly redesigned ETV website www.easthaventv.org.

You can now send notices for the scrolling bulletin board on ETV directly to Janlee@easthaventv.org.

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Act Out with The Performing Arts Society of East Haven

For additional information call 203-468-7164.

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Come to the East Haven Historical Society Museum

200 Tyler Ave (old East Haven High School)
MUSEUM OPEN Wednesdays from 10AM to 2PM
Come view the old photos of your town.
Call 203-468-6982 for more information.

Check out http://www.home.easthavenhistoricalsociety.com/

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* * * * * SIGN UP FOR CT CLEAN ENERGY PROGRAM at
Signup online at http://www.ctcleanenergyoptions.com/now.htm
Help your town get credits for solar panels today!

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* * * * SHORELINE GREENWAY TRAIL * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Saturday Monthly Walks. Free and open to the public.
For more information, call Grace Zimmer at 203-453-3351.