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Meriden, CT
- community calendar -
(February 2003)

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almost daily, February 2003

Indoor Swim Program

Maloney High School's pool will be open for public swim:

Monday, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 6:30-7:45pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 12:00-3:45pm

(closed holidays / snow days unless otherwise noted)

* winter vacation week hours *

2/17-21st: 12noon-3:45pm (no night swimming)

Daily updates are availabe on the Parks and Recreation
Department Activity Phone Line (203) 630-4279.
You must possess a valid 2003 tag - cost is $1.00 for
children ages 17 and under and $5.00 for adults.
Potential recipients must come in-person and bring
proof of Meriden residency to receive a pass at the
Meriden Parks and Recreation, 460 Liberty St, 630-4259

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most, Mondays - Thursdays, February 2003

Meriden Men's Basketball League

You're welcome to come watch some exciting local competition:

             DATE    TIME     SITE    HOME           VISITOR

             2/3     7:00pm   WASH    Giacco/FPrtes  JJ Ferry
             2/3     8:00pm   WASH    TI Automotive  Recruiters

             2/4     7:00pm   WASH    R & M          21st Foods
             2/4     8:00pm   WASH    Times Micro    And 1
             2/5     7:00pm   LINC    Untouchables   Peoples Press
             2/5     8:00pm   LINC    Tommy Tape/VB  Garry Owens

             2/6     7:00pm   YMCA    Brown Jug      Giacco/Fortes
             2/6     8:00pm   YMCA    Hairy's        JJ Ferry
             2/10    7:00pm   WASH    Times Micro    Untouchables
             2/10    8:00pm   WASH    TI Automotive  And 1
             2/11    7:00pm   WASH    SC All Stars   Garry Owens
             2/11    8:00pm   WASH    R & M          Peoples Press

             2/12    7:00pm   LINC    Recruiters     Brown Jug
             2/12    8:00pm   LINC    Tommy Tape/VB  21st Foods
             2/13    7:00pm   YMCA    TI Automotive  Giacco/Fortes
             2/13    8:00pm   YMCA    Hairy's        Garry Owens
             2/18    7:00pm   YMCA    JJ Ferry       Recruiters
             2/18    8:00pm   YMCA    Untouchables   R & M
             2/20    7:00pm   YMCA    Times Micro    Tommy Tape/VB
             2/20    8:00pm   YMCA    Peoples Press  SC All Stars

             2/25    7:00pm   YMCA    R & M          Garry Owens
             2/25    8:00pm   YMCA    21st Foods     Giacco/Fortes

             2/26    7:00pm   LINC    And 1          Tommy Tape/VB
             2/26    8:00pm   LINC    Untouchables   Hairy's

             2/27    7:00pm   YMCA    Brown Jug      TI Automotive
             2/27    8:00pm   YMCA    Times Micro    Garry Owens

             LINC = Lincoln Middle School,     164 Centennial Avenue
             WASH = Washington Middle School, 1225 North Broad Street
             YMCA = Y.M.C.A.,                  110 West Main Street

... there's no charge to cheer on your favorite team!
(schedule is subject to changes - verify at 630-4279)
[games played through March 11, 2003; post season TBA]
Meriden Parks and Recreation, 460 Liberty St, 630-4259

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Tuesdays, February 2003

Co-Ed Adult Volleyball Program

Organized recreational volleyball games for adults ages 18 and
older take place at Lincoln Middle School from 6:00 - 9:00PM.
The program runs through April 8, 2003, except on
school holidays and snow days. A one-time $20.00
registration fee can be paid at the program or the
Meriden Parks and Recreation, 460 Liberty St, 630-4259

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Wednesdays and Saturdays, February 2003

V.I.T.A. at Public Library

Taxpayers who can not afford professional assistance or who
have federal and/or state tax questions may get free help and
answers through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.

The sessions are hosted by the Meriden Public Library and held
in its Friends Room located at the side of the 105 Miller Street
building every Wednesday from 5:30 to 8:30pm and every Saturday
from 10:00am to 1:00pm. The last session is Saturday, April 12.

V.I.T.A. volunteers alert taxpayers to special credits and
deductions for which they may be eligible. People interested in
attending the V.I.T.A. program should bring this year's tax
package, wage and earnings statements (W2), interest statements
from their banks, and a copy of their previous year's tax return.
In addition, people must also bring a photo I.D. showing their
current address and a social security card or number. If a joint
return is desired, both taxpayers must be present. For info, call
Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller St, 630-6349

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between, February 3-11, 2003

Valentine's Day Card Contest

Grades K-5 students are invited to enter!!!
All winners will receive a special prize package.
Original, hand-produced cards can be brought or mailed to
Meriden Parks and Recreation, 460 Liberty St, 630-4259

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starting, Wednesday, February 5, 2003

Bowling Basics

Children ages 5-14 are invited to participate in a new
program designed to teach first-timers how to bowl correctly
and improve the techniques of those whom may have already
knocked down a strike or two. This 12 week winter program
is conducted at 4:00pm every Wednesday through April 23rd at
Brunswick Super Bowl Lanes. 1300 South Main St., in Plantsville.

If Wednesday afternoon fills up, there wil be a spill-over
program available on Saturdays at 9:30am starting Feb. 9th.
The weekly cost of $6.00 per child is payable at the bowling
center and includes: 2 games of bowling, use of rental shoes
and lightweight balls, instruction assistance, a trophy program.
Pre-registration is required - first come, first served for teams.
Contact Shawn or Todd at Brunswick, (860) 628-4553 or
Meriden Parks and Recreation, 460 Liberty St, 630-4259

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special dates, February 2003

League Registrations

Sure, we're having a snowy winter, however,
organized spring league activities are just
around the corner ... so it's time to register:

   League               Location             Date              Time
   Jack Barry LL        John Barry ES        2/6               6:30-8:00PM
   So. Meriden YL       Hanover ES           2/13              6:00-8:00PM
   Meriden Youth        sign-up online at:
      Travel Baseball      www.mytb.n3.net

Meriden Parks and Recreation, 460 Liberty St, 630-4259

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beginning, February 12, 2003

MASA Registration

Rules and roster forms for the 2003 Meriden Amateur
Softball Association season will be available at the
Parks and Recreation office. The league registration
meeting will be held on March 3rd at the Meriden
Independent Club beginning at 6:30PM. Details at:
Meriden Parks and Recreation, 460 Liberty St, 630-4259

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Sunday, February 16, 2003

Liberty Belles

Anne Pasquale presents this theatrical look at immigration to Meriden
at the Augusta Curtis Cultural Center, 175 East Main Street at 2:00pm.
This event is open to the public and is the third in the Centennial
Lecture Series commemorating the 100th anniversary of the
Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller St, 630-6349

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vacation week, February 17th - 21st, 2003

Winter Activities

Basketball Clinic: Children ages 8-13 are invited
to 'brush-up' on their individual basketball skills. The
clinic will be held at Israel Putnam School each weekday
expcept Wednesday. The 8-10 age group will meet from
9:30-10:30AM and those 11-13 meet from 11AM-12NOON.
Basic fundamentals such as ball-handling, passing, and
rebounding will be covered. The cost for interested
participants is $5.00 - space is extremely limited, so
please register at the Parks and Recreation office, soon!

Hartford Wolfpack trip: What would winter vacation
be without hockey? On Friday, February 21st, don't miss a
chance to see the state's two professional hockey teams as
the Hartford Wolfpack and Bridgeport Sound Tigers square off
at the Civic Center in a 7:00PM game. The bus leaves Maloney
High School Gravel St. front lot at 6:00PM. The cost is $20.00,
which includes transportation, admission, and a soda and hot dog/
pizza slice. If you're interested, register by the 18th at the
Meriden Parks and Recreation, 460 Liberty St, 630-4259

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Tuesday, February 18, 2003

Watkins To Sign Copies of 'A Change of Heart'

Jermaine W. Watkins, author of A Change of Heart, will make a
special appearance for free booksignings starting at 7:00pm.
The public is invited to attend this free event which is one
in a year long series of special events and exhibits in
celebration of the library's Centennial. Register by calling
Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller St, 630-6349

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Sunday, February 23, 2003

Mountains in the Mist

Meriden Public Library is hosting a slide presentation called
'Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda'. Guest speakers for the 2:00pm
program are Dr. Milton Clark and Mrs. Wendy Clark.

The public is invited to attend this free event which is
sponsored by the Southern Connecticut Library Council.
Seating is limited - doors open at 1:30pm. For info, contact
Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller St, 630-6349

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003

To Kill A Mockingbird

Meriden Public Library will host the third of its three part
book discussion series on To Kill A Mockingbird at 12 noon, today.
For further info, please contact the Community Affairs Department at
Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller St, 630-6349

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