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Celebrate Christmas at Christ and The Epiphany Episcopal Church, 39 Park Place (on the East Haven Green), East Haven, CT 06512

Special Event
*Wednesday, December 24th, 4:00 pm* - The Feast of the Nativity, featuring our Adult and Children\'s Choirs

Regular Holy Eucharist Services
Sundays, 8:00 am in the Chapel and 10:00 am in the Church with music, and healing prayer in the Chapel during communion, child care available

For more information call 203 467-2310, visit www.ChristandTheEpiphany.org or email ChristandTheEpiphany@gmail.com.


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Film Night at Hagaman Memorial Library, East Haven: The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) starring Lana Turner, John Garfield and Cecil Kellaway

Enjoy Pizza and drinks and a showing of The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) starring Lana Turner, John Garfield and Cecil Kellaway at the Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street, on Thursday, January 29 at 5:00 p.m.

A married woman and a drifter fall in love, then plot to murder her husband... but even once the deed is done, they must live with the consequences of their actions.

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.

Hagaman Memorial Library serves the 29,000 residents of East Haven. The Library was incorporated in 1921, its original building was built in 1928, with a new wing addition built in 1975. The Library owns 70,000 items and is open 51 hours per week, Monday – Saturday. In FY 2012 (July 01, 2012-June 30, 2013), the Library had 9,495 active library card users, circulated 124,233 items, had 413 programs with 7,892 people attending, and had 18,457 sessions on its public access computers. Also, the Library provides public Wi-Fi, photocopiers, faxing, and meeting rooms (reservation required). The Library’s Web site is www.hagamanlibrary.info.

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Local Author Event at Hagaman Memorial Library: A Vision From Heaven by Joan DeFelippo

Visit the Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street on Wednesday, January 28 at 6:30 p.m. and meet local author Joan DeFelippo.

Joans recently published book, A Vision From Heaven is a true account of a pre-death vision from heaven. The book is meant to be uplifting, candid and down to earth, along with describing Joans personal and spiritual journey. Joan explains, What I have witnessed was a miracle, a blessing that occurred on Corpus Christi.

Joan DeFelippo is a certified nursing assistant. She has a loving family who are very supportive. She lives in East Haven, Connecticut. Joan has powerful instincts and trusts her own gut feelings. There is always more than meets the eye. The ongoing lesson in Joans life is to channel her energy into positive goals and not succumb to negative forces.

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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Body Love Workshop! Presented by National Certified Counselor Heidi Hughart

Are you tired of being unhappy about your body? Are you ready to stop trying to live up to impossible ideals? Do you want to stop comparing yourself to others? If so, come to a free workshop at Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

Body Love is an hour long presentation exploring where negative body image originates, the consequences of negative body image and ways to change your body image from loathing to loving. You will learn thought stopping techniques to help change negative thinking patterns which will help you learn to love your body just the way it is. This workshop will change your life.

Heidi Hughart is a psychotherapist with a private practice in Branford, CT who has over ten years of experience working with individuals with eating disorders. Heidi is a National Certified Counselor and holds a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling. She is passionate about teaching individuals how to change their relationship with food which empowers them to live a healthier life.
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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Free Weight Management Classes Presented by Registered Dietitian Cassidy Schmidt

Visit the Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street on the following Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. for free weight management classes presented by Shop Rite’s Registered Dietitian Cassidy Schmidt: January 13, 20 & 27, and February 3, 10, 17 & 24. The classes will meet in the librarys DeMayo community room located next to the back entrance to the library.

These classes are free and open to everyone. To register, please call the library at 203.468.3890 or email Cynthia at cgwiazda@hagamanlibrary.org.

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Join Hagaman Memorial Librarys Mystery Book Discussion Group!

Visit the Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street on Saturday, January 10 at noon and join the librarys mystery book club! The club is facilitated by local resident, and avid reader, Barbara Mitchell. The group will discuss Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives, edited by Sarah Weinman on Saturday, January 10 from noon to 1:00 p.m. Bring a bagged lunch and enjoy a lively discussion!

Synopsis of Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives:
Murderous wives, deranged husbands, deceitful children, and vengeful friends. Few know these characters—and their creators—better than Sarah Weinman. One of todays preeminent authorities on crime fiction, Weinman asks: Where would bestselling authors like Gillian Flynn, Sue Grafton, or Tana French be without the women writers who came before them?

In Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives, Weinman brings together fourteen hair-raising tales by women who—from the 1940s through the mid-1970s—took a scalpel to contemporary society and sliced away to reveal its dark essence. Lovers of crime fiction from any era will welcome this deliciously dark tribute to a largely forgotten generation of women writers.

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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Health Topics For Spanish Speakers: Free Workshops Presented In Spanish By Evelyn Selimaj, Home Visitor for East Shore Health District

Visit the Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street, on Thursday January 8 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for a free workshop on how to cope with stress and learn specific methods on how to relieve stress.

Visit the library again on Thursday February 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for a free workshop on sleep disorders and sleep health.

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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Financial Help for Seniors: Benefits Quicklink

Need help paying grocery and other bills? Are you 60 plus and a war veteran or disabled? Free Benefits QuickLINK screening appointments are available at the Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street, on the first Tuesday of every month between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Half hour screening appointments are available on Tuesdays: January 6, February 3 and March 3 between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

RSVP of South Central CT can help you find programs to pay for groceries and other expenses.
Please bring the following information with you to the screening:
• Monthly income (pension, social security, dividends and interest)
• Monthly expenses (heating, gas, electricity, water, telephone, rent or mortgage payments, medical expenses not covered by insurance)
• Asset information (savings, estimated value of home and car, life insurance benefits)
• A list of all current prescriptions

You may visit or call the library at 203.468.3890 to schedule your half hour screening appointment. For questions, please contact Cherie Larson, RSVP Program Manager at the Agency on Aging at 203.752.3059.

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Hagaman Memorial Librarys Classics Discussion Group Reads A Passage To India by E.M. Forster

Visit the Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street, on Monday, January 26 at 3:00 p.m. for a discussion of A Passage To India by E.M. Forster.

Among the greatest novels of the twentieth century and the basis for director David Leans Academy Award-winning film, A Passage to India tells of the clash of cultures in British India after the turn of the century. In exquisite prose, Forster reveals the menace that lurks just beneath the surface of ordinary life, as a common misunderstanding erupts into a devastating affair.

The Classics book discussion group is led by scholar Gerald Gillespie. Hagamans book groups are free and open to everyone. Books are available to borrow at the Library. To join, call the library at 203-468-3890 or email Fawn at fgillespie@hagamanlibrary.org.

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*Blood Drive*
Old Stone Church
251 Main Street, East Haven

*Monday, December 29th*
1:00pm-5:45pm
Held in the Church Hall

To make an appointment call:
~1-800-REDCROSS ~ (1-800-733-2767)
or online: redcrossblood.org

Donors will receive long sleeved red cross t-shirt as long as supplies last.


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Everyone is invited,

Saturday, Dec. 27th, the East Haven Sons & Daughters of Italy celebrates The 3rd ANNUAL JINGLE MINGLE

This event kicks off at 6pm and continues until 10pm ~ FOOD, LIVE DJ, DANCING, RAFFLES, BYOB & MORE ~ $20 Per person.

Location: Foxon Fire House, RT. 80 in East Haven.

For ticket purchase or more information, please contact Dawn at 203-627-6580, Thank you.

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Saint Clare Church
234 Coe Avenue
COME TO CHURCH
Christmas Confessions

Sun, Dec 21 6-7 pm
Christmas Masses
Wed, Dec 24 4 pm
Thur, Dec 25 9 am

For more information call
203-467-5136 X 301

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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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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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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.