Lenten pasta suppers — featuring short plays portraying Biblical characters who witnessed the Easter story, on Friday Feb. 15 and 22 at Great HIll United Methodist Church, 225 Great Hill Road, Seymour. Dinner is from 5:30 to 7p.m., followed by the play at 7 p.m. Cost is $6/adults; $3/child; $20 /family of 5 or more. Call 203-888-9425.
19th Century fashion — Clothing fashions of the 1800s will be the focus of a Seymour Historical Society program on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. at historical society headquarters, 59 West Street. The program will be presented by Adrienne St. Pierre, of Bridgeport’s Barnum Museum, who will display garments from museum collections, including the “modern” innovations of hoop skirts and bustle dresses. St. Pierre will discuss how the styles reflected the social, political and cultural contexts of the times. The snow date is Sunday, March 3 at 2 p.m.
Pierogi sale — Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m. and Sundays from 5 to 7 p.m. from 11 to noon through Easter, Seymour Congregational Church, Broad Street. Cost is $6/dozen. Call 203-881-2027.
Monday, March 11
Civic service ceremony — hosted by Seymour/Oxford Rotary Club to honor a first responder, town employee, volunteer, agency from each town, on Monday, March 11, 5:30 p.m., Brookside Inn, 231 Oxford Road, Oxford. Cost is $20, with checks payable to Seymour/Oxford Rotary. Reserve by Friday, Feb. 28 to Nancy Valentine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Casino trip — to Mohegan Sun, sponsored by Holy Rosary Church, on Monday, March 11. Bus leaves the church, 10 Father Salemi Drive, Ansonia, at 8:15 a.m. and leaves the casino at 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit the organ fund. Tickets are $30/person and include a $30 give-back for gambling and dining. For reservations, call Elaine at 203-735-7874.
Guided house tours — David Humphreys House, 37 Elm St., Ansonia, is open for guided tours every third Saturday of the month, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Permanent collection is on view in museum. Derby Historical Society docents lead tours. Cost: $5/adult; $3/seniors and children 8 and older; free/children under 8; 203-735-1908.
Novena to St. Jude — Mondays, 6:30 p.m., St. Jude Church, 71 Pleasant View Road, Derby. Holy Hour every first Friday of the month, 6 p.m.
Zumba — Class runs every Wednesday, 7-7:55 p.m., Paugassett Hook & Ladder Co. 4, 57 Derby Ave., Derby. Take a class for $7. No dance experience required. Features Latin and international rhythms combined with easy and challenging moves for everyone to follow. Parking lot is located on Bank Street. Classes taught by licensed Zumba instructor and Derby firefighter Linda Goodman. For more information, call her at 203-231-2987, e-mail LRGFit@hotmail.com or visit facebook.com/LRGFit.
Low vision support group — Meets fourth Wednesday of the month, 3 p.m., Crosby Commons at Wesley Village, 580 Long Hill Ave., Shelton. Available for Valley residents. Presentation on support for those with low vision. Information: Mary Ann Milano, 203-225-5018; email@example.com.
Al-anon — weekly meetings held Wednesdays at the Spooner House, 30 Todd Road, Shelton, noon to 1:30 p.m., to support family members of those affected by drinking.
Smiles within a Village Happiness Club — For Valley residents 50 and older, meets third Wednesday of the month, 6-8 p.m., Crosby Commons at Wesley Village, 580 Long Hill Ave., Shelton; Mary Ann Milano, 203-225-5018; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dog Meets Baby — For the expectant couple who wants to introduce their dog to the newest member of the family. Learn what to do before the baby arrives, how to introduce the dog and baby, how to read subtle signs and setting boundaries; one price per couple. $20 for CD, paid to instructor. Register at vrae.org. Information: 203-209-3712; onesmartdogct.com; email@example.com.
MS support group — Derby MS Support Group meets third Wednesday of the month, 4:30-5:30, Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby; 203-231-4716.
Seymour Lions Club — meets second Wednesday of month at John J. Sullivan’s restaurant, 557 Wakelee Ave., Ansonia; 203-430-9356.
Ansonia Lions Club — The Lions Club of Ansonia meets the first Tuesday of the month 7 p.m., La Rosina Room, Ansonia; 203-735-7434.
Volunteers sought — Shady Knoll Health Center, 41 Skokorat St., Seymour has volunteer positions available. Orientation will be presented to individuals meeting proper requirements. Call Sandra Pniewski, director of therapeutic recreation, 203-881-2555.
Addiction support group — Do you have a problem with alcohol, substance abuse, compulsive behavior or living with a loved one’s addition? Higher Ground Ministry, a non-denominational ministry offers help through Biblical precepts, Fridays, 7-8:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 178 Leavenworth Road; 203-929-7704.
Marine Moms of Connecticut — Connecticut Marine moms, a new support group, meets the last Friday of each month. Destination will be in Middletown, at Harbor Park Restaurant, Friday, 3 p.m. Information: Anna Florczak, 203-922-1068; Yahoo Groups ctmarinemoms.
Food donations — Seymour Oxford Rotary Club requests donations of non-perishable food items and blankets, mittens, hats and scarves for local food bank and those in need. Drop off donations at Sandwich Man Restaurant, Klarides Plaza, Seymour.
Oxford Animal Shelter — donations are being collected by the Oxford Library staff. Collection box is in the library; 203-888-6944.
Circle of Parents’ network — peer support and resources, meets the first and third Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., First Baptist Church, Ansonia; 1-800-244-5373.Hockey Team
The budget provides for a girls hockey team in 2013-14. Up until now, Cheshire, Amity and North Haven had a combined girls hokey team. However, Amity expects to have 21 players next year, and by law will need to offer its own program, Brady said. The most expensive part of a hockey program is the rental of ice time, he said. But if Amity were to cut the girls hockey, the district would risk a Title IX complaint.