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Meriden, CT
- community calendar -
(May 2003)

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place in my home town ... the Silver City of the Nutmeg / Constitution State.
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daily, May thru October 2003

Castle Craig

Everyone is welcome to experience some great views
from atop East Peak. The road from Hubbard Park
leading to the infamous castle / local landmark
is accessible between the hours of 10am - 4:45pm.
However, it will be closed on inclement weather days.
Meriden Parks and Recreation, 460 Liberty St, 630-4259

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daily, May 2003

Meriden Skatepark

Located at the corner of Coe Avenue and Hamilton Street.
The facility's hours of operation are as follows:

School Days ... 2:00pm - Dusk
Non-School Days ... 10:00am - Dusk

(closed Monday, May 26 - Memorial Day)

Please wear protective equipment / be safe!
Meriden Parks and Recreation, 460 Liberty St, 630-4259

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almost daily, May 2003

Indoor Swim Program

This is the final month in the 2002-2003 program whereby
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 Memorial Day weekend 5/24-26)

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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Saturday, May 3, 2003

Quinnipiac River Clean-up

Volunteers are crucial to the success of this event.
Anyone who wants to help out from 9am to 2pm today
may also get to meet new people as well as serve
the Meriden community. Supplies such as gloves
and bags are provided - participants even get a
free T-shirt; and after the clean-up, there will
be food and beverage --- free! For info, call
Veronica at Americorps (203) 630-4208.

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Monday-Saturday, May 5-10, 2003

Spring Booksale

The Friends of Meriden Public Library are hosting
their spring booksale at the library's Friends Room
(by the side entrance) following this schedule:

Monday ... 10:00am - 8:30pm
(preview sale for *members only)

[membership will be available at the door]
Tuesday and Wednesday ... 10:00am - 8:30pm
Thursday thru Saturday ... 10:00am - 4:30pm

For more info, e-mail comsvc@hotmail.com or call ...
Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller Street, (203) 630-6349

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Tuesday, May 6, 2003

Archeology History In Meriden

The Meriden Land Trust and the Augusta Curtis Cultural Center
will present State Archeologist Nicholas Bellantoni in a
talk about the archeology of the greater Meriden area,
including the history of the Meriden Boy's cemetery.
This event begins at 7:00pm at the ACCC located at
175 East Main St across City Hall. Admission is free.
For more info, please call the ACCC at 639-2856 or e-mail
Meriden Land Trust, meridenlandtrust@hotmail.com

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Wednesday, May 7, 2003

Book Signing(s) at the Local Library

The Meriden Public Library is hosting two special appearances by
local tie-in authors ... Rabiecki (at noon) and Gilbert (at 7:00pm):

Meriden born author Nicholas Rabiecki, Jr. will speak at a literary
lunchbox at the local library. Rabiecki will autograph copies of
'Growing Up Before Television, Malls and Toys 'R Us', which
documents memories of growing up in a small factory town
during the Depression, as a first generation child with
Russian speaking parents.

Meriden author Lois Gilbert is the author of 'Emergency Cookbook:
What To Do With Too Little Time And Almost No Food'.

The programs are free and the public is invited to attend
and bring a bag lunch. Hot beverages will be served.
Limited seating - register via e-mail comsvc@hotmail.com or call ...
Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller Street, (203) 630-6349

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Saturday, May 10, 2003

2003 Hershey Track and Field Competition

The City of Meriden, the Meriden Boys and Girls Club,
and the Connecticut Recreation and Parks Association
invite children ages 9-14 to participate in the local
competition. The event is held at the Platt High track.
Registration is from 9:45-10:15am, while the action is
set to begin at 10:30am. All participants will receive
certificates and refreshments. Event winners qualify
for the state championship set for this coming June!
Meriden Parks and Recreation, 460 Liberty St, 630-4259

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Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Women and Victorian Culture Book Discussion

Meriden Public Library continues its four-part book discussion
series toaday at 12 noon. The series is sponsored by Time for
Ideas in Libraries, a program of the Connecticut Humanities Council
and co-sponsored locally by the Augusta Curtis Cultural Center, Inc.
The series is free and the public is invited to attend:

Tuesday, May 13: Tess of the D'Urbervilles, by Thomas Hardy
Tuesday, June 3: The Eustace Diamonds, by Anthony Trollope

You are welcome to bring a bag lunch; hot beverages will be served.
For further information, please e-mail comsvc@hotmail.com or call ...
Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller Street, (203) 630-6349

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Saturday, May 24, 2003

2003 Meriden Memorial Day Parade

The City of Meriden and the Meriden United Veterans Council
present this special event beginning at 10:30am from the
Washington Park, proceeding toward City Hall via Liberty,
Cottage, and East Main streets. There will be a brief
ceremony at City Hall following the parade. Individuals
or groups wishing to march in the parade are asked to call
Meriden Parks and Recreation, 460 Liberty St, 630-4259

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Wednesday, May 28, 2003

Meriden Raiders Registration

The first registration session for the Meriden Raiders
Junior Football and Cheerleading 2003 season will take
place at the Washington Park's Pete Sini Fieldhouse
(rear of park) from 5:00 - 7:00pm; cost is $75.00.
Registration sessions also take place in June + July.
Participants must be 7 years old on or before 8/1/03
and weigh at least 45lbs. No older than 15 years of
age 8/1/03 and weigh no more than 125lbs. Please
bring an original wallet sized birth certificate,
an original medical consent (dated after 1/1/03)
that is signed by doctor, student's original 2002-2003
report card, and parent or legal guardian consent.
Football players 'must' be present at sign ups!
Meriden Parks and Recreation, 460 Liberty St, 630-4259

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If you, or someone you may know, have any material or ideas that others
may appreciate added to this service, please feel free to let me know. Phil

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