[email protected]. Find us on Facebook at Little Free Pantry at Good Shepherd, Shelton, Connecticut. Those donating frozen turkeys are asked to call Goodman to notify him of the delivery.
Rotary Club offers free salt and sand for the elderly and disabled
Rotary Club of Derby Shelton will provide five-gallon buckets of sand and salt mix to seniors 67 and older and disabled residents residing in Shelton and Derby spread on sidewalks and driveways during the winter.
Those interested in receiving a bucket, delivering December 8 to 11can register for Shelton Where Derby center for the elderly or contact Kim Ryan at 203-394-1831 (call or text) or [email protected]. Add sand/salt to the subject line.
Those with buckets from previous years please let Ryan know. Buckets are rare this year.
The registration deadline is November 22. People residing in housing estates that already provide sand are not eligible.
The Rotary club is a global organization of business leaders and professionals that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and world peace.
Rotary Club of Derby Shelton was founded in 1927; learn more about www.derby-sheltonrotary.org.
Shelton Artistic League meeting set
Lorraine Skelskey Chapin will paint a still life in oil 1 p.m. on 21 November during the Shelton Artistic League meeting at Shelton Community Center, 41 church streetin the multipurpose room on the lower level.
The general meeting of the league begins at 11:45 p.m. Chapin, a Southbury resident, has a BS in graphic design and an associate’s degree in fine arts. She is a member of local and national art societies and exhibits in many galleries in the area. Using oils and acrylics, she mainly paints impressionistic landscapes, gardens, animals and still lifes.
For more information, visit www.sheltonartleague.org. Guests are always welcome.
Griffon Hospital to host the AARP Driver Safety Program
Griffon Hospital will host an AARP Driver Safety Program from 8h45-13h15 on December 3 at the hospital, 130 Division Street, Derby.
AARP’s Driver Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest refresher course for drivers. Although the course is intended for drivers aged 50 and over, the course is open to everyone.
The training is designed to help you learn the current rules of the road, drive your vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly difficult driving environment, and make some adjustments to common changes related to age in vision, hearing and reaction time.
The course also covers topics such as how to maintain a good following distance at all times; the safest way to change lanes and turn at intersections; the effects of medication on driving; how to minimize the effect of dangerous blind spots; the importance of eliminating distractions such as eating, smoking and cell phone use; the proper use of seat belts, air bags and anti-lock brakes and ways to monitor your own and others’ driving skills and abilities.
Participants will better understand the challenges of driving and how they can avoid collisions and potential injuries to themselves and others. As a bonus, attendees can check with their auto insurance company for discounts for taking the course.
The cost is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members. Make your check to AARP. To register, call Tammy at 203-732-1523.
Church choir looking for cantata singers
Huntington United Methodist Church choir invites the public to join in the singing of its Christmas cantata, JOY! composed by Joel Raney. Rehearsals take place every other Thursday at the church, 338 Walnut Tree Hill Road. The cantata will be December 18 at 10am at the church. For more information, call 203-929-5545.
Griffin Health gala featuring a thought reader, a comedian
The 2022 Griffin Health Gala aims to amaze and entertain with a performance by a finalist from the popular TV show “America’s Got Talent” on November 12 of 6pm-11pm at The view of the water, 215 Roosevelt DrivewayMonroe.
Eric Dittelman will be the star entertainment of the Gala, bringing its form of mind-reading and improv comedy to the event. Dittelman shot to national fame on “America’s Got Talent” and recently made his Broadway debut in “The Illusionists”.
The evening ends with a dance to the invigorating sounds of Sound Society Group. There will also be a silent auction for guests to bid on exciting items, fabulous experiences and one-of-a-kind keepsakes.
Tickets start at $200 per person. Black tie is suggested.
Proceeds from the gala will help develop and maintain essential programs and services that meet the far-reaching health care needs of the communities served by Griffin.
Tickets can be purchased at griffinhealth.org/gala. For more information on tickets or sponsorship opportunities, contact Griffin Hospital Development Fund203-732-7355 or [email protected].
American Legion welcomes local soldiers
Sutter-Terlizzi American Legion Post 16 of Shelton will line streets and driveways with American flags as part of a welcome program for military personnel.
Mike KelletAmerican Legion 3rd district member of the executive committee, said the local post created the program to help military families welcome their loved ones home after deployment, discharge or retirement from the military.
“As veterans still serving America, the Legion recognizes and appreciates the sacrifice of all who serve as well as the sacrifice of their families,” Kellett said.
Kellett said Legionnaires will work with family members to find the right location for the flags, and they will be placed the afternoon or evening before a service member comes home and removed the following day. .
“Welcome home,” Kellett said. “Two simple words that far too many veterans have missed upon returning home. American Legion is committed to ensuring that, under our watch, returning soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines get the message loud and clear with the Operation Welcome Home program.”
The families living in Shelton who would like flags placed to welcome loved ones home should contact American