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Meriden, CT
- community calendar -
(October 2002)

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This is your opportunity to learn more about the community events that took
place in my home town ... the Silver City of the Nutmeg / Constitution State.
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daily, October 2002

Castle Craig

This is the final month to visit the castle in 2002.
You're welcome to explore, discover and conquer
the scenic views of the Silver City and surrounding
communities from atop Meriden's icon / landmark.
Enter from Hubbard Park between 10:00am - 4:45pm.
Meriden Parks and Recreation, 460 Liberty St, 630-4259

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daily, October 2002

Meriden Skatepark

This is the last month to utilize the new facility for 2002.
Weather permitting, the Coe Ave facility's new schedule is ...
On school days: 2:00pm - dusk; non-school days: 10:00am - dusk.
For safety, please bring and wear your helmet and pads.
Meriden Parks and Recreation, 460 Liberty St, 630-4259

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almost daily, October 2002

2002-2003 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)

Daily updates are availabe on the Parks and Recreation
Department Activity Phone Line (203) 630-4279.
You must possess a valid 2002 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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Tuesdays, October 2002

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 from October 1st - April 8th, 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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Thursdays, October 2002

Trailblazer Hiking Program

Care to explore some of Meriden's most scenic areas?
Come discover some of the city's lesser-known paths.
Your 4:00pm conquering dates and sites include:

              Date       Site
              10/3       Hubbard Park (pool parking lot)
              10/10      Giuffirda Park (main parking lot)
              10/17      Quinnipiac River Gorge (Dossin Beach parking lot)
              10/24      Hubbard Park (pool parking lot)

All hikes will last approximately 1.5 - 2.0 hours.
Hiking boots or other comfortable footwear is strongly suggested.
Meriden Parks and Recreation, 460 Liberty St, 630-4259

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starting, October 4th - 25th, 2002

Halloween House Decorating Contest

Meriden homes are invited to enter the
5th Annual Halloween House Decorating Contest,
which is being co-sponsored by The People's Press.
Judging will take place on October 28th.
Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
'Most Creative', 'Scariest Entry', and 'Best Overall'.
Only outdoor entries will be considered. There are over
$600.00 worth of prizes to hand out, so enter your house today.
Phone entries will be accepted until October 25 at the
Meriden Parks and Recreation, 460 Liberty St, 630-4259

update ...
winners announced

208 Oak Street
142 Schwink Drive
198 Curtis Street

85 Bradley Avenue
180 Wayne Lane
43 Wilbur Avenue

67 Hillside Street
879 Murdock Avenue
117 Sorries Court

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Thursday, October 10, 2002

Castle Craig Night Viewing

You're welcomed to partake in a special opportunity to
see Meriden and the surrounding area 'under the lights'.
Weather permitting, the castle will be open from 7:00-8:30pm
Meriden Parks and Recreation, 460 Liberty St, 630-4259

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Friday, October 11, 2002

Hispanic Heritage Month

The Meriden Hispanic Foundation will celebrate Hispanic
Heritage Month with a Fiesta Dinner at Hanover School
from 5:00-8:00PM. A traditional Puerto Rican dinner
and a variety of Caribbean desserts will be offered
in addition to cultural exhibits and entertainment.
Tickets are $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for children
ages 10 and under, and can be purchased at
Hair Affair (103 West Main Street) or at the door.
Meriden Parks and Recreation, 460 Liberty St, 630-4259

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from, October 15 - November 20, 2002

Meriden Men's Basketball League

Team registrations for the 2002-2003 season are now accepted.
Games actually begin in December and run through next March.
Games will be played on weekday nights and the Meriden YMCA,
Washington Middle School and Lincoln Middle School.
Meriden Parks and Recreation, 460 Liberty St, 630-4259

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Sunday, October 20, 2002

Autumn Fest 2002

Let's get-together and meet at Hubbard Park from 1:00-4:00PM
for a fun-filled day of family entertainment which includes:

                 1:00 - 4:00PM     Hayrides
                 1:00 - 4:00PM     Dream interpretations
                 1:00 - 1:30PM     Magic Show
                 1:00 - 3:00PM     Face painting
                 1:30 - 3:30PM     Penny children's games
                 2:00 - 3:00PM     Juggling show / workshop
                 2:00 - 4:00PM     Balloon animals / figures
                 3:00PM            Jack-o-lantern contest judging
                 3:00 - 4:00PM     Drum circle

The event is free to the public, with refreshments
available for the duration of the festival. Also enjoy
music and fall foliage. Rain date Sunday, October 27th.
Meriden Parks and Recreation, 460 Liberty St, 630-4259

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Thursday, October 31, 2002

Halloween at City Hall

Want to get an early start to trick-or-treating this year?
City Hall departments will be distributing candy to
costumed trick-or-treaters from 3:00 - 5:00PM.
Meriden Parks and Recreation, 460 Liberty St, 630-4259

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