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Meriden, CT
- community calendar -
(December 2002)

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anytime, December 2002

Festival of Silver Lights

You're welcome to cruise around Hubbard Park at any hour
to enjoy this special feature through January 5, 2003.
Yes, the display is lit 24 hours a day throughout this month,
and the park proper is open 24 hours daily as well!
There are 28 new figures this year, boosting the total
number to over 230. New figures include snowflakes,
squirrels, daffodils, deer, and the replica downtown
traffic tower. Total number of lights is over 400,000.
Meriden Parks and Recreation, 460 Liberty St, 630-4259

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almost daily, December 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)

Notice:The pool will be OPEN ...
... during the Christmas vacation week:
December 23rd and 26th thru the 31st
12:00 - 3:45PM
(closed 12/24,25 and 1/1)

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.
(2003 passes available for purchase beginning 12/16)
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, December 2002

Meriden Men's Basketball League

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

             DATE    TIME     SITE    HOME           VISITOR

             12/2    7:00pm   WASH    All Stars      And 1
             12/2    8:00pm   WASH    Times Micro    Untouchables

             12/3    7:00pm   WASH    Hairy's        21st Foods
             12/3    8:00pm   WASH    Garry Owens    R + M

             12/4    7:00pm   LINC    JJ Ferry       Recruiters
             12/4    8:00pm   LINC    Brown Jug      Giacco/Fortes

             12/5    7:00pm   YMCA    Peoples Press  And 1
             12/5    8:00pm   YMCA    Tommy Tape/VB  TI Automotive

             12/9    7:00pm   WASH    Giacco/Fortes  Recruiters
             12/9    8:00pm   WASH    Hairy's        SC All Stars

             12/10   7:00pm   WASH    Garry Owens    Untouchables
             12/10   8:00pm   WASH    Times Micro    R + M

             12/11   7:00pm   LINC    Peoples Press  Tommy Tape/VB
             12/11   8:00pm   LINC    And 1          21st Foods
             12/12   7:00pm   YMCA    Brown Jug      JJ Ferry
             12/12   8:00pm   YMCA    TI Automotive  SC All Stars
             12/16   7:00pm   WASH    Recruiters     TI Automotive
             12/16   8:00pm   WASH    Giacco/Fortes  JJ Ferry

             12/17   7:00pm   YMCA    R + M          Untouchables
             12/17   8:00pm   YMCA    Times Micro    Garry Owens

             12/19   7:00pm   YMCA    Peoples Press  21st Foods
             12/19   8:00pm   YMCA    Hairy's        Tommy Tape/VB	

             12/26   7:00pm   YMCA    SC All Stars   Brown Jug
             12/26   8:00pm   YMCA    And 1          Giacco/Fortes

             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, December 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 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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enter, December 2 - 16, 2002

Holiday House Decorating Contest

Local residents are encouraged to participate!
Judging takes place on December 17th. Prizes
will be awarded in the following categories:
'Most Creative', 'Most Traditional',
'Best Display of Electricity', 'Best Display of Figures',
'Best Display of Holiday Spirit', 'Judges' Choice'.
Winning entries will be incorporated into the
Silver Lights Bus Tour on December 18th.
Provide the address and phone number of
the house to enter by simply calling
Meriden Parks and Recreation, 460 Liberty St, 630-4259

announced: 12/18/2002
congratulate the winners

447 South Curtis Street
142 Schwink Drive
51 Virginia Drive

46 Fairmount Avenue
70 Collindale Drive
19 Sachem Circle

289 Parker Avenue
360 Knob Hill Road
13 Baldwin Avenue

449 East Main Street
228 Glen Hills Road
133 Spring Street

25 South Meadow Lane
567 Finch Avenue
40 Timberlea Drive

1 Brownstone Ridge
198 Curtis Street
32 William Avenue

(there were 41 registrants this year)

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beginning, December 2, 2002

Santa Letters

Santa Claus is again responding to Christmas letters this year!
Children ages 1-12 are invited to send their wish lists and
letters through the United States Postal Service mail system
or bring them to the Parks and Recreation office. To ensure
a response by Christmas, children are asked to forward letters
no later than December 19th. All letters should be addressed
to 'Santa Claus, North Pole' and include the child's
full name and address. Postage is not required.
Meriden Parks and Recreation, 460 Liberty St, 630-4259

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Saturday, December 7, 2002

4th Annual Christmas In The Village

Enjoy yourself at Main Street, South Meriden from 2:00-5:30PM.
Featured activities at this free event include wagon rides,
singing, a bonfire, a parade and entertainment. Special events
can also be found at Hanover School, South Meriden Trinity
United Methodist Church and New Life Church. Refreshments, too!
Meriden Parks and Recreation, 460 Liberty St, 630-4259

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Tuesday, December 10, 2002

15th Annual Christmas In The Park

Hubbard Park is the place to be from 5:00 - 8:30PM!
Featured activities include musical entertainment by
local school groups, a visit from Santa and other
holiday characters, wagon rides, an arts and crafts
tent, ice sculpting, sled dog demonstrations, and
the noted 'Festival of Silver Lights' on display.
The event is free to the public; refreshments available.
Meriden Parks and Recreation, 460 Liberty St, 630-4259

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Thursday, December 12, 2002

Pictures With Santa

The Meriden Human Service Student Association
invites children to have their picture taken with Santa
at the Middlesex Community College campus located on
500 South Broad Street (across Townline Plaza).
This event benefits the NOW Shelter of Meriden
for the holiday season. One toiletry per child
gets them their picture and a chance to make
their own frame to keep their picture in.
Refreshments will be served. For more info,
please contact Mary Wells at (203) 237-7626.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2002

2002 Silver Lights Bus Tour

Don't miss an exciting opportunity to view the very best
Meriden has to offer in Christmas lights and decorations.
A guided bus tour of the city's top holiday attractions
will leave the Meriden Senior Center on West Main Street
at 6:30PM sharp. Featured destinations include Hubbard Park,
City Hall, Broad Street, downtown locations and the best-
decorated houses in the city. To participate, interested
residents must register by December 17th by contacting:
Meriden Parks and Recreation, 460 Liberty St, 630-4259

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deadline, December 30, 2002

Lifeguard Training

The City of Meriden Recreation Division is offering a
Lifeguard Training Class on Monday, Wednesday and
Thursday nights from January 6th - January 23rd;
it takes place from 6:00-9:30pm at the Parks and Recreation
office and Maloney High School. The cost is $195.00, and
persons must be at least fifteen years of age by January 23rd
to be eligible. Individuals completing this course will receive
the Lifeguard Training, Community First Aid and Safety
and CPR for the Professional Rescuer certifications.
If you are interested in participating, you must register at
Meriden Parks and Recreation, 460 Liberty St, 630-4259

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