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October 5, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Russel Chapel, Indian Hill Cemetery
Bell ringing at 12 noon of the restored Meneely Bell, self-guided tour of notable figures buried at the cemetery, view of the interior of the historic chapel which is in process of fund raising to complete renovation.
October 6, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Russell Library
Readers Theater is live drama enacted by local actors, directed by Anne Cassady and Richard Kamins. The play will be determined by the beginning of the fall.
Drop-in; no registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library.
October 12, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Westfield Fire Station
Cromwell, Durham, Middlefield & Middletown Health Departments have teamed up with Stop and Shop Pharmacy to offer seasonal flu clinics/pneumonia vaccine dispensing.
Must be at least 18 years of age and in good health
Flu vaccine free with insurance plans (please bring your insurance card)
Limited flu vaccine available for those without insurance
Insurance required to receive pneumonia vaccine (please bring your insurance card)
Appointments not taken (first-come, first-served)
Residency not required
October 12, 2019, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Middlesex Community College
Residential drop off event for household hazardous waste. Residents can bring automotive fluids, cleaners, pool chemicals, lawn pesticides, paint products, fluorescent lights, batteries and other hazardous products.
October 14, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Allbritton Hall, Rm 311, Wesleyan University
Akua Naru will share her music and speak on “Women in Hip-Hop, Contemporary Black Culture, and the Role of College Radio.”
Independent artist and founder of The Keeper Project – a multi-media archive which chronicles the role of women in the creation and evolution of hip-hop music and culture – Akua Naru was awarded the prestigious Nasir Jones Fellowship at Harvard University and is currently an artist-in-residence at Brown University.
Since her 2010 debut, The Journey Aflame, she has released 2 studio albums; The Miner’s Canary (2015), and the Blackest Joy (2017), and a live Recording: Live and Aflame Sessions (2012). She has performed in more than fifty countries and has become a highly sought lecturer.
Please join us in learning more about Akua Naru’s music and artistic inspirations as part of the WESU 80th Anniversary Events Series.
October 14, 2019, All Day
October 15, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Council Chamber
This program will address the recent loss of trees in Middletown, including causes and remedies. Panelists from CT DEEP, City of Hartford, and Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies will share information and examples of successful urban forestry programs elsewhere in our region. The program will support the Replace Our Trees Campaign to increase the tree planting budget in Middletown for Fiscal Year 2021.
October 17, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Are you a dog lover? A cat lover? Or just an animal lover in general? Would you like to see pets in loving, healthy, fur-ever homes? Then come join Cavanaugh & Company, LLC as they host Barktoberfest 2019 where 100% of the proceeds will support pets in need at the Connecticut Humane Society. This second annual event includes craft beer, gourmet pizza, scotch & bourbon tastings, music, amazing raffle prizes and much, much more. We hope to see you all there!
October 19, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Children accompanied by an adult are invited to “trick-or-treat” downtown.
All participating businesses will have a Trick or Treat Stop poster displayed.
Come in costumes and bring your own candy bag to fill.
Maps will be available at:
• The gazebo on the South Green in Union Park
• On our city website on Friday, October 18, after 3:00pm.
• On our Facebook page MiddletownCTRec on Friday, Oct 18 after 3:00pm
October 19, 2019, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Union Park at South Green
Petting zoo, pony rides, bounce houses, games, food vendors, crafts, face painting, costume parades, temporary tattoos, music & more. Costume contests start at 3:00 pm on the showmobile!
? Contest categories for children under 6: Funniest, Best Duo/Group, Cutest, Most Original, Best Theme, Best Disney, Best Superhero, Best Witch, Best Food, Best Character
? Contest categories for children 6 & over: Funniest, Best Duo/Group, Cutest, Most Original, Best Theme, Best Disney, Best Superhero, Best Witch, Best Food, Best Character
? Best Family or Group Costume
October 22, 2019, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Council Chamber
October 22, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Council Chamber
Health Screenings for hearing, blood pressure, glucose levels, and more will be available. Additionally, health and safety information ranging from cancer prevention to tobacco cessation to nutritional advice will be shared with all attendees.
October 23, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Municipal Building, Room 208
October 27, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ The Russell Library
Pianist Mark Valenti will be performing an eclectic mix of classical piano pieces which serve as an excellent overview of the evolution of piano styles from the elegant gracefulness of Classicism to the passionate lyricism of Romanticism through the atmospheric Impressionism of Debussy to the rhythmic percussiveness of Modernism.
Drop-in, no registration. Sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library.
October 30, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Join Access Health CT us for a Healthy Chat to learn about the 2020 Open Enrollment Period, plan options, financial help and tips to stay covered. Light refreshments will be provided to those in attendance.
October 31, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ City Hall
Children accompanied by an adult are invited to “trick-or-treat” on all 3 floors of City Hall. Come in costumes and bring your own candy bag to fill.