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Christ and The Epiphany Church is pleased to announce our second annual Spring Fashion Show, Sunday, April 19, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. in the Great Hall.

Styles from our Good Shepherd Thrift Store will be modeled by parishioners and hot and cold hors d\'oeuvres will be served. Proceeds will benefit the East Haven Food Pantry and the Christ and The Epiphany handicap access fund. Tickets are $7.00 plus 4 non-perishable food items for the East Haven Food Pantry. For further information, call the church at 203-467-2310 or email: ChristandTheEpiphany@gmail.com.

Christ and The Epiphany Church, 39 Park Place (on the East Haven Green), East Haven, CT. Sunday services at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m.

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Be sure to bring your little ones to the East Haven Sons & Daughters of Italy EASTER EGG-STRAVAGANZA
~ This Saturday, April 4th at The Village at Mariners Point in East Haven ~

Children ages 10 & under are invited to participate in the EASTER EGG HUNT which starts promptly at 1:30pm ~ Bring your camera and take photos with the EASTER BUNNY ~ And dont forget to shop the delicious goods at the BAKE SALE ~ For more info please call 203-627-6580 ~ Thank you

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Health Topics For English & Spanish Speakers: Free Workshops Presented by Evelyn Selimaj, Home Visitor for the East Shore Health Districts Shoreline MIECHV Program

Visit the Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. for a free workshop on sleep disorders and sleep health presented by Evelyn Selimaj, Home Visitor for the East Shore Health Districts Shoreline MIECHV program. You will learn about different types of sleep disorders and how to treat them

These workshops are free and open to everyone. A platter of appetizers from Chilis restaurant in East Haven will be served! Please register for each workshop by visiting the library or call 203.468.3890. You may also email Cynthia to register 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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Poetry Happens Everywhere: A Transformed by Poetry Event Facilitated by Multicultural Poet Bessy Reyna

Visit the Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street on Wednesday, April 22 at 6:00 p.m.

Join multicultural poet Bessy Reyna in a poetic adventure in which participants will read poems by well-known poets about ordinary things most of us wouldnt think to find in a poem like shaving or driving a car. Participants are encouraged to bring a poem in their own language to share with the group. Reyna will also present a poetry writing workshop using the poems read for inspiration! Sponsored by a grant from Connecticut Humanities. Funding for the Transformed by Poetry program series is made possible by the State of Connecticut and the National Endowment for the Humanities, both of which provide significant support to Connecticut Humanities.

Bessy Reyna is the author of two bilingual books of poetry, The Battlefield of Your Body (Hill-Stead Museum, 2005) and Memoirs of the Unfaithful Lover/ Memorias de la amante infiel (tunAstral, A.C., 2010, Toluca Mexico). A chapbook of her poems, She Remembers, was published by Andrew Mountain Press in 1997. Her Spanish language writing, published in Latin America, includes a poetry chapbook, Terrarium (Instrucción Programada de Mexico, 1975), and a collection of short stories, Ab Ovo (Instituto Nacional de Cultura, Panama, 1977). Her poetry can be found in numerous anthologies, including El Coro: A Chorus of Latino and Latina Poetry, In Other Words: Literature by Latinas of the United States, The Arc of Love: Lesbian Poems and The Wild Good. She is a contributor to Gathered Light: The Poetry of Joni Mitchells Songs (Lisa and John Sornberger, Eds. 2013) and Penelope: Antologia de Cuentistas Centroamricanas (Consuelo Meza Vasquez, Ed.)

Born in Cuba and raised in Panama, Bessy is a graduate of Mt Holyoke College and earned her Masters and Law degrees from the University of Connecticut. For nine years she was a monthly opinion columnist for The Hartford Courant and was a frequent contributor to Northeast, the Sunday magazine of the Hartford Courant.

This program is free and open to everyone. Registration is required. Please call the library at 203.468.3890, visit, 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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Casual and Fun Yoga at the Library!

Visit the Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street, on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and/or Saturday mornings at 11:00 a.m. for free yoga classes! Learn a number of basic yoga postures and positions.

These free classes, taught by a certified yoga instructor, are for everyone, and no prior knowledge of Yoga is necessary. Please bring a Yoga mat or exercise mat with you. Classes will run for 12 weeks, every Thursday evening, 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. from January 8 through April 2 (no class on Thursday, February 12 due to Lincolns birthday)

There is also a Saturday class that runs from Saturday, January 10 through Saturday, March 28 that meets from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

There are currently spaces available in both classes. Registration is required, so please call to reserve a space in either the Thursday evening class or the Saturday morning class or both! We ask that you please consider donating to our Yoga classes on Saturdays. Donations are not required to take the class, but are graciously accepted.

Please register for classes by calling the Library at 203.468.3890 or email Cynthia at cgwiazda@hagamanlibrary.org. Thank-you and enjoy!!
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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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.: January 21, 2015, February 18, 2015, March 18, 2015, April 15, 2015, and May 20, 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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Casual and Fun Yoga at the Library Begins Again In 2015!

Two new 12 week sets of casual and fun yoga classes begin at the Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street, in January of 2015! Thursday Evenings: 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. beginning January 8 through April 2 and Saturday Mornings: 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. from January 10 through March 28.

Learn a number of basic yoga postures and positions. These free classes, taught by a certified yoga instructor, are for everyone, and no prior knowledge of yoga is necessary. Please bring a yoga or exercise mat with you.

Classes will run for 12 weeks, every Thursday evening, 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. from January 8 through April 2 (no class on Thursday, February 12 due to Lincolns birthday). The Saturday morning class runs from Saturday, January 10 through Saturday, March 28. The Saturday class meets from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Most of the Saturday morning yoga classes will meet in the librarys DeMayo community room (next to the Childrens Department) from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Exceptions to this are: Saturday, January 17, Saturday, February 21 and Saturday, March 21. On these dates, the yoga class will meet from 11:15 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. in the old community room (with the stage.)

There are currently spaces available in both classes. Registration is required, so please call to reserve a space in either the Thursday evening class or the Saturday morning class or both! We ask that you please consider donating to our Yoga classes on Saturdays. Donations are not required to take the class, but are graciously accepted. Please register for classes by calling the Library at 203.468.3890 or email Cynthia at cgwiazda@hagamanlibrary.org. Thank-you and enjoy!!

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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Job Search Support Group at Hagaman Library

Liz, a retired bank manager, conducts a Job Support Group on the first and third Thursday of each month from 3:00 to 4:00 pm at the Hagaman Library, 227 Main St., East Haven.

Liz will critique resumes, offer effective interviewing tips, give info re: programs available that will help financially. Shell also give tips on how to lower ones interest rates on credit cards. There is no cost.

Winter 2015 meetings will be held on Thursdays, January 8 & 15, February 5 & 19 and March 5 & 19 at 3:00 p.m.
This group is free and open to everyone.

For more information, or to sign up for the Job Search Support Group, call Fawn at 203-468-3890 or email fgillespie@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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Free American Citizenship Classes

Visit the Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. until Wednesday, June 3, 2015, to prepare for the American Citizenship interview. Learn about the rights and responsibilities of U.S. Citizenship. Meet Laura DePonte, ESL Civics and History instructor from the East Haven Adult Learning Center. She will help you prepare for the citizenship test.

To register for the class, please contact Laura DePonte at 203.468.3795.

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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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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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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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, 2015***

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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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.