Events

Events

Laughter: The Best Medicine

Monday, September 22

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Laughter: The Best Medicine. The story of how a young woman facing catastrophic illness re-discovered her sense of humor, and how it helped her heal.

With her humorous songs and embarrassing, touching and funny stories, follow the tale of how Carla Ulbrich became whole again. You will be both inspired and laughing. Carla has chronicled some of these memorable moments in “Sick Humor,” her CD of funny medical songs, as well as her book “How Can You NOT Laugh at a Time Like This?” Carla has appeared on SiriusXM radio, the BBC, USA, and ABC’s “The Revolution.”

BECC: Circle of Security - A Parenting Group for those with Children from Birth thru 5

BECC: Circle of Security – A Parenting Group for those with Children from Birth thru 5

Tuesday, September 23

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Branford Early Childhood Collaborative in partnership with the United Way of Greater New Haven and the Branford Family Resource Center have come together to facilitate a parenting group that focuses on building the bond between parent and child. Parents with children from birth thru 5 will come together once a week to share their experiences, learn techniques as well as ways in which they can be their children’s first teachers! Those that complete 80% of the program will receive a $50 dollar gift card!

The group will meet every Tuesday starting Sept. 9th thru Nov. 11th
from 11:30 to 1pm.

* Lunch will be provided as well as childcare if needed.

*Signup is required to do so please call 203. 415. 5237 OR email the BECC at branford.becc@gmail.com

 

The Tillinghast Nightmare: Vampires of New England

Tuesday, September 23

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Branford Historical Society presents the newest documentary by Historical Haunts and Firesite Films. Based on a legend from Exeter, Rhode Island, The Tillinghast Nightmare is the haunting tale of an 18th century father who dreamed his daughter had become a vengeful vampire. Through interviews with experts from different fields, The Tillinghast Nightmare makes surprising connections to give insight into the practice of vampire exorcism in eighteenth and nineteenth century New England. A question and answer session with the filmmaker, Alec Asten, will follow. For more information and video clips, visit: http://www.tillinghastnightmare.com/DOCUMENTARY.html

Medical Coding

Wednesday, September 24

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Medical Coding

Thursday, September 25

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The current class that runs through December 20, 2014 is already full. For more information about the next session, please contact Kelly Anastasio of Medical Coding Academy at 203-848-0496 or click here to visit the Medical Coding Academy website.

Brian Gillies' Roots of Rock 'n Roll

Brian Gillies’ Roots of Rock ‘n Roll

Saturday, September 27

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Entertainer Brian Gillie will perform a one-hour retro-groove of singing, dancing, history, stand-up piano playing, original sound bites, radio commercials, and impersonations.

Community Discussion: The Effects of Hyper-Incarceration

Sunday, September 28

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

During the past 50 years, black men have been jailed for minor crimes or non-existent drug offenses at a rate much higher than that of white men. This policy has not brought about any discernable increase in public safety but has swelled the State’s cost of imprisonment and welfare. An expert panel will examine this phenomenon and discuss how Connecticut legislators could reduce the impact of these unnecessary and destructive policies and open the path to middle class citizenship for all.

BECC: Circle of Security - A Parenting Group for those with Children from Birth thru 5

BECC: Circle of Security – A Parenting Group for those with Children from Birth thru 5

Tuesday, September 30

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Branford Early Childhood Collaborative in partnership with the United Way of Greater New Haven and the Branford Family Resource Center have come together to facilitate a parenting group that focuses on building the bond between parent and child. Parents with children from birth thru 5 will come together once a week to share their experiences, learn techniques as well as ways in which they can be their children’s first teachers! Those that complete 80% of the program will receive a $50 dollar gift card!

The group will meet every Tuesday starting Sept. 9th thru Nov. 11th
from 11:30 to 1pm.

* Lunch will be provided as well as childcare if needed.

*Signup is required to do so please call 203. 415. 5237 OR email the BECC at branford.becc@gmail.com

 

Blackstone Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, October 1

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Affordable Health Care Act Answers (in Lucy Hammer Room)

Thursday, October 2

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Steve Cudgma of Branford’s Squeri Insurance Agency will help you understand the ACA and how to make informed choices. Walk-in program in the Lucy Hammer Room. No registration required.

Medical Coding

Thursday, October 2

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The current class that runs through December 20, 2014 is already full. For more information about the next session, please contact Kelly Anastasio of Medical Coding Academy at 203-848-0496 or click here to visit the Medical Coding Academy website.

BECC: Circle of Security - A Parenting Group for those with Children from Birth thru 5

BECC: Circle of Security – A Parenting Group for those with Children from Birth thru 5

Tuesday, October 7

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Branford Early Childhood Collaborative in partnership with the United Way of Greater New Haven and the Branford Family Resource Center have come together to facilitate a parenting group that focuses on building the bond between parent and child. Parents with children from birth thru 5 will come together once a week to share their experiences, learn techniques as well as ways in which they can be their children’s first teachers! Those that complete 80% of the program will receive a $50 dollar gift card!

The group will meet every Tuesday starting Sept. 9th thru Nov. 11th
from 11:30 to 1pm.

* Lunch will be provided as well as childcare if needed.

*Signup is required to do so please call 203. 415. 5237 OR email the BECC at branford.becc@gmail.com

 

Friends Board Meeting

Tuesday, October 7

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Medical Coding

Tuesday, October 7

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Private class

Menunkatuck Audubon Presents Connecticut Reptiles

Menunkatuck Audubon Presents Connecticut Reptiles

Wednesday, October 8

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn about the exciting world of Connecticut’s reptiles with live reptiles and video. Presented by Brian Kleinman.

Medical Coding moved to 10/7 for Hogwarts

Thursday, October 9

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The current class that runs through December 20, 2014 is already full. For more information about the next session, please contact Kelly Anastasio of Medical Coding Academy at 203-848-0496 or click here to visit the Medical Coding Academy website.

BECC: Circle of Security - A Parenting Group for those with Children from Birth thru 5

BECC: Circle of Security – A Parenting Group for those with Children from Birth thru 5

Tuesday, October 14

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Branford Early Childhood Collaborative in partnership with the United Way of Greater New Haven and the Branford Family Resource Center have come together to facilitate a parenting group that focuses on building the bond between parent and child. Parents with children from birth thru 5 will come together once a week to share their experiences, learn techniques as well as ways in which they can be their children’s first teachers! Those that complete 80% of the program will receive a $50 dollar gift card!

The group will meet every Tuesday starting Sept. 9th thru Nov. 11th
from 11:30 to 1pm.

* Lunch will be provided as well as childcare if needed.

*Signup is required to do so please call 203. 415. 5237 OR email the BECC at branford.becc@gmail.com

 

Pay Per Click Campaigns

Tuesday, October 14

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Presented by the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce.

The Androgyny of John Singer Sargent

The Androgyny of John Singer Sargent

Tuesday, October 14

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Time magazine said in 1925 after the death of John Singer Sargent “There is a picture of his in every museum in the world that has been able to secure one.”  Psychobiographer Fred Biamonte will present the story of Sargent’s life, with an emphasis on his unique relationships with men and women. Sargent’s androgynous nature captured the essence of the personality in his portraits, and expressed his passion in his landscapes.

Medical Coding

Thursday, October 16

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The current class that runs through December 20, 2014 is already full. For more information about the next session, please contact Kelly Anastasio of Medical Coding Academy at 203-848-0496 or click here to visit the Medical Coding Academy website.

Ask A Lawyer

Ask A Lawyer

Thursday, October 16

6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Have a legal question? Get a free consultation with a lawyer, brought to you by the New Haven County Bar Association. Each month, lawyers visit area libraries to provide free 15-minute consultations. Consultations are first-come, first-served. Sign up at Reference up to 30 minutes before program begins. Free and open to the public.

Connecticut Lore: Strange, Off-Kilter, and Full of Surprises

Connecticut Lore: Strange, Off-Kilter, and Full of Surprises

Saturday, October 18

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

From tales of its haunted history, curious encounters, and forgotten places, Connecticut is full of surprises and worth investigating whether you re a local or an out-of-towner. Visit abandoned Norwich State Hospital and Daniel s Village, hear stories of demonic possessions, and discover the mysteries of Plum Island and the lore of Pirate treasure and witchcraft. Join us for a book talk with author Zachary Lamothe. Registration required. To register please click here.

Tilde Cafe

Saturday, October 18

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Topic TBA

Sherlock Holmes & the Adventure of the Speckled Band

Sherlock Holmes & the Adventure of the Speckled Band

Sunday, October 19

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

 

Come be part of the ‘studio audience’ at our live ‘radio’ show! We’re using the actual 1930 radio script used by William Gillette himself! You’ll learn about CT native William Gillette’s contribution to the Sherlock Holmes oeuvre and watch & participate in a murder mystery radio show played by 4 actors portraying 7 characters, followed by a Q&A. East Haddam Stage Company production.


BECC: Circle of Security - A Parenting Group for those with Children from Birth thru 5

BECC: Circle of Security – A Parenting Group for those with Children from Birth thru 5

Tuesday, October 21

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Branford Early Childhood Collaborative in partnership with the United Way of Greater New Haven and the Branford Family Resource Center have come together to facilitate a parenting group that focuses on building the bond between parent and child. Parents with children from birth thru 5 will come together once a week to share their experiences, learn techniques as well as ways in which they can be their children’s first teachers! Those that complete 80% of the program will receive a $50 dollar gift card!

The group will meet every Tuesday starting Sept. 9th thru Nov. 11th
from 11:30 to 1pm.

* Lunch will be provided as well as childcare if needed.

*Signup is required to do so please call 203. 415. 5237 OR email the BECC at branford.becc@gmail.com

 

CANCELLED – CT Soul Seekers

Tuesday, October 21

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Basics of Truffle Making

The Basics of Truffle Making

Wednesday, October 22

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What could be better on a fall day than indulging in some rich satisfying chocolate? Learning to make your own chocolate truffles could definitely top that!

Maria Brandriff, Assistant Director of the Cheshire Public Library, dons her second hat, that of chocolatier and teacher of all things chocolate. In the past two decades, Maria has been packing up her chocolate making equipment more and more frequently and traveling to libraries all over the state. Maria started out as a self-taught chef or as she puts it: ‘Julia Child taught me to cook!’. She has always had a strong interest in dessert and pastry making, which eventually evolved into a passion for chocolate making. In 2001, she completed a certificate of Gastronomy from the University of New Haven and in the winter of 2004, she took a private course in chocolate making with a professional chocolatier in the city of Arles in Provence, France.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. To register please click here or call 203-488-1441 ext. 318

Alzheimer’s & Families

Thursday, October 23

10:00 am - 11:30 am

For caregivers of people with any type of dementia. The four part series covers communication techniques, strategies for behavioral challenges, safety, caregiver health, plus financial and legal issues. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter.

Next meetings held at 10:00am on:

October 30
November 6
November 20

Medical Coding

Thursday, October 23

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The current class that runs through December 20, 2014 is already full. For more information about the next session, please contact Kelly Anastasio of Medical Coding Academy at 203-848-0496 or click here to visit the Medical Coding Academy website.

VNA Flu Clinic (in Lucy Hammer Room)

Friday, October 24

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

All vaccines administered by licensed and experienced nurses. The CDC recommends yearly flu shots for all ages. Pneumonia vaccine may be available. Participating insurance or private pay (cash, check or MC/VISA). Please bring all insurance cards with you.

The following insurances are accepted:
FOR THOSE OVER 65:

  • Medicare Part B
  • Connecticare VIP
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Anthem Medicare

ALL AGES:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem BC/BS
  • Connecticare

 

The Civil War Soldiers of Branford Book Signing with Jane Bouley

The Civil War Soldiers of Branford Book Signing with Jane Bouley

Saturday, October 25

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Town Historian Jane Bouley will sign copies of her new book The Civil War Soldiers of Branford: Including North Branford and Northford.

BECC: Circle of Security - A Parenting Group for those with Children from Birth thru 5

BECC: Circle of Security – A Parenting Group for those with Children from Birth thru 5

Tuesday, October 28

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Branford Early Childhood Collaborative in partnership with the United Way of Greater New Haven and the Branford Family Resource Center have come together to facilitate a parenting group that focuses on building the bond between parent and child. Parents with children from birth thru 5 will come together once a week to share their experiences, learn techniques as well as ways in which they can be their children’s first teachers! Those that complete 80% of the program will receive a $50 dollar gift card!

The group will meet every Tuesday starting Sept. 9th thru Nov. 11th
from 11:30 to 1pm.

* Lunch will be provided as well as childcare if needed.

*Signup is required to do so please call 203. 415. 5237 OR email the BECC at branford.becc@gmail.com

 

Step by Step Guide to Researching Your Family History

Step by Step Guide to Researching Your Family History

Tuesday, October 28

6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

This presentation gives an overview of the process, resources and tools researchers use to discover their family histories. New researchers will learn how to get started, what information is available, how to find it and how to use it. More seasoned researchers will benefits from tips on search methods and helpful websites and databases. The presentation will cover:

  • Census Records
  • Birth, Death, & Marriage Records
  • Cemetery Records
  • Obituaries
  • Church Records
  • Local Histories & Biographies
  • Military Records
  • Tools available for genealogy research, onsite and online