Calendar of Events - Shoreline Chamber of Commerce
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October 2017

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Nonprofit Workshop Series - Fall, 2017 Sessions 1 - 4
09/14/17 - 12/14/17
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3 Simple Strategies to transform your business relationships into reliable, renewable revenue resources
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NET90 - October 19, 2017
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October BAH at Soundview Family YMCA
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Nonprofit Workshop Series - Fall, 2017 Session 3
11/09/17 - 11/09/17
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SCYPE Networking November! at the Guilford Mooring
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Dancing with the Stars - Finale!
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November NET90 at the Moorings
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Multi Chamber Holiday Business after Hours at Bill Miller's Castle
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Nonprofit Workshop Series - Fall, 2017 Session 4
12/14/17 - 12/14/17
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Events in the next 120 days...
3 Simple Strategies to transform your Chamber relationships into reliable, renewable revenue resources

Kim Kasparian, the Success Genie,  is a well-known and highly regarded motivational speaker. Her knowledge of business and interpersonal relationship skills well supports her tag line

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Business Resource Seminar Series Kim Kasperian of Success Genie transform your business relationships into revenue resources

Join the Shoreline Chamber Business Resource Seminar Series for this not to miss event, as they host
Kim Kasperian of Success Genie
as she discusses
3 Simple Strategies to transform your business relationships into revenue resources

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Black Cat Wine Tasting Fundraiser

To Benefit the Branford Compassion Club

5:30-7:30 p.m.
 La Luna Ristorante
168 N. Main Street, Branford
Hosted by Shoreline Networking Associates & Professionals (SNAP)
Wine tasting provided by ViaONEHOPE
Cash Bar for all other beverages
La Luna $15 dinner specials available following event
Raffle Tickets sold at the door $5 each.
Drawings starting at 7:15 p.m. Must be present to win!
RSVP by 10/14 to SNAP President, Dawn Carlson
Call or Text 203-214-4493

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October Net90 at Evergreen Woods

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Mom to Mom - A group for moms of infants

Meet other moms and moms-to be in this supportive women's group. The group welcomes all mothers of infants and moms to be. Come with or without your baby.

Mom to Mom is led by Danielle Faulkner, with a background in holistic health.

This group meets the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 10-11am at our center on Fair St in Guilford.

Upcoming dates:
October 6 and 20
November 3 and 17
December 1 and 15

Registration:Register on-line or upon arrival. Come to as many meetings as you like. Come with or without your little ones. For more information, or to register online, click here to visit our web site.

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Harvest Day at The Dudley Farm Museum

Harvest Day at the Dudley Farm will take place on Saturday, October 21st, with a rain date of October 28th.   As in past years the Farm will be filled with activities for the entire family.  There will be an area dedicated to children activities to include the ever popular corn sand box, pumpkin painting, the bean bag toss, and hoop the pumpkin.  And new this year we will have professional face painting during a portion of the day. 
For those who like to see demonstrations, there will be sauerkraut making in the Granary section of the barn and the blacksmith shop will be running all day.  In addition corn grinding utilizing tractor power will also be on display.  Beekeeping and honey making will take place on the grounds, along with soap making and a spinning demonstration.  Want to learn how to cook on an old stove?  They'll be a demonstration in the School House building. 
In the main Museum there will be a weaving demonstration in addition to house tours of the Museum.  The Munger Barn will be the site for tours of our Native American Museum collection.
Like animals?  The farm has a variety of animals for viewing and includes a talk by Mark Dudley about our largest inhabitants, Bob and Dave, the oxen.  They'll also be a few cows on display from Half Mile Acre Farm, and Barb Hammerlund will be available to answer any of your questions.
Want to take home a pumpkin?  Just guess the weight and it's yours.  The pumpkin will be at the Museum's information table located near the main house.
Food?  Oh yeah, we'll have our famous hot dogs, Larry Santamaria's chili, and refreshments available for purchase to help silence that appetite you'll work up walking around the farm.  
Speaking of food, we will be collecting donations for the Guilford Food Bank with collection tubs located all around the Farm.
And for those who like old things (and the Farm is loaded with old things), they'll be antique trucks, cars and tractors displayed around the grounds.
For those who come to the Farm each week to check out the second longest running Farmers' Market in Connecticut, it will be open during the Harvest Day activities so you can get all your fresh food while enjoying the other activities taking place throughout the grounds. 
So plan on coming to the Farm for a pleasant day of activities on October 21st  and as you stroll around you can enjoy the music by the Dudley Farm String Band.     

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Joint Effort Exercise Grand-Re Opening Health Fair

The local shoreline community is invited to celebrate Joint Effort Exercise’s One Year Anniversary and Grand re-Opening for their Branford location to recognize the new and improved space and equipment! JE is a small gym for those 50 and older who want to regain and maintain strength, endurance, mobility and overall health. Joint effort’s professional exercise physiologists design individualized exercise programs that are safe and geared towards your personal goals. 
The Health Fair will have vendors of local professionals that can help answer any questions you may have regarding the benefits of yoga, proper footwear, Tai Chi, massage therapy, nutrition, and more! You will have the opportunity to speak directly with a Physical Therapist, and then treat yourself to a chair massage! You will have the opportunity to learn more about the benefits of exercise and how it can become a positive addition to your daily routine. 
Joint Effort wants the community to become more aware of ways to live a healthier and active lifestyle. So they have decided to celebrate their Grand Re-opening and One Year Anniversary with you to support the community.
Kickoff the weekend with healthy knowledge and healthy raffle giveaways!
Bring your friends and family, you do not have to be over 50 to join the event.

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23rd Annual Men Who Cook Gala Fundraiser

One of the Shoreline's most beloved annual gala fundraisers! 

The night’s festivities will be emceed by celebrity chef and past
Food Network 
champion Ric Orlando. 30 prominent and talented volunteer chefs will cook up a storm while you mingle with the Shoreline’s movers and shakers. Here are some highlights:
  • Full dinner with 3 small plate courses in a cocktail party format
  • Complimentary wine & beer
  • Fun chef competitions
  • Live & silent auction
The event draws over 250 influential business leaders and locals for a night of fun, great food and networking to help struggling women and families on the Shoreline. 

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October BAH at Soundview Family YMCA

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Halloween Hysterics at Henry's

The lights will be off in Connecticut’s oldest house, so bring a flashlight to explore — even the basement, which may have surprises for visitors brave enough to venture there. Enjoy craft activities, displays on the Whitfield/Salem witch trial connection and the cemeteries under the Guilford Green, the Holidaze display, and candy. Included with admission. Free parking.

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SCYPE Networking November

Shoreline Young Professionals ( 40 and under) get your Networking skills honed with a seminar / networking event at The Guilford Mooring this November 9th with Business coach Jim Rochford of RochfordCOACH

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Dancing with the Stars - Finale!

It is the 5th and final year for this Chamber favorite. Watch past dancers compete once again for our mirror ball trophy all to support the Be Loyal to Local Campaign!

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High Hopes Holiday Market

High Hopes Holiday Market           

Announcing our 5th Annual Holiday Market – November 12, 2017
    Over the past five years, the High Hopes Holiday Market has grown into one of Connecticut’s premier Holiday Events. More than 60, thoughtfully curated vendors come together with food stalls, music, kids’ activities, and a whole barn-full of holiday spirit, to benefit over 1800 children, teens and adults who participate annually in High Hopes programs.
    During the market, we will also be drawing the winning ticket for our Annual Raffle, supported this year by Valenti Automall. One lucky winner will drive away in a brand-new Jeep Wrangler 4x4 Sport, ready to tackle whatever a Connecticut winter can throw at them. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased from High Hopes by calling Karena Garrity at 860.434.1974 x 119.

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November Net90

Join the NET90 meeting on November 16th, at its new location - The Guilford Mooring Restaurant, 505 Whitfield Street, Guilford.

Enjoy a delicious breakfast, followed by networking with peers.  NET90 continues to be one of the prime networking events on the Shoreline.  

Please register asap - we can only accept 55 participants!

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Harvesting History

The day after Thanksgiving is the perfect time to visit Connecticut's own Pilgrim-era museum. Handle reproduction English and Native American trade items, sample foods common in New England in the 1600s, write with a quill pen to "Make Your Marke," listen to readings of the Pilgrim Cat storybook each hour, and take self-guided tours of the 1639 Whitfield House and the Holidaze exhibit. Included with admission. Free parking.

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Firelight Festival

Enjoy an evening of festive luminaria, lanterns, outdoor fires, popcorn, roasted marshmallows, hot chocolate, hot cider, Connecticut’s oldest house after dark, the Holidaze display, natural holiday ornaments crafts, and a reading of The Night Before Christmas. Included with admission. Free parking. No rain/snow date.

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Guilford Tree Lighting

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Holiday BAH at Bill Millers

Our Holiday Tradition ! The Holiday Business after hours at Bill Millers Castle! 

Enjoy local restaurants showcasing thier fare as well as offering gift cards for purchase! Get your Holiday Shopping done all at once! 

Bring and unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots ! 

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Holiday Net90

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