The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, presents the following programs Aug. 4- 9.
Oscar Film: Saving Mr. Banks
Monday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 1 p.m. (with subtitles)
Author P. L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen. PG-13 125 minutes.
Teens: Henna Tattoos
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2-4 p.m.
For students entering grades 6-12. Learn about henna and get your own tattoo from professional henna artist Jamilah.
Drop-In Tech Help
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Get the answers to your technology questions in this informal drop-in session. Our experts can help you with your questions about downloading e-books and audiobooks, using your device or laptop, Microsoft Office applications, using the Internet and more.
The Bookcase Book Discussion Group
Thursday, Aug. 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent is a brilliant literary debut, inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829. Discussion led by Toby Zabinski. Check for copies at the Circulation Desk.
Children’s End-of Summer Reading Party
Saturday, Aug. 9 at 11 a.m.
Half Moon Music with Al deCant, raffle drawings and refreshments. You must be registered for the summer reading program and have read 5 or more books to atend.
Events are free and open to the public, except as noted. Please pre-register in person or by phone 203-891-2170
The Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival opened at 5 p.m. Thursday, and will go on through Sunday night.
This is the fire department’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Come on by, even if it’s raining. There’s plenty of food and OH, don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets.
This year, Hannah and her teammates have raised the bar and set a goal of $14,000. As of 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, the team had already raised $9,016, but with the event just 4 days away, they still have a ways to go.
This young team consists of 14-17 year old swimmers (Hannah Babbitz, Zachary Babbitz, Madyson Barnick, Skyler Marini, Lydia Pokluda and Jillian Rice) who will swim relay style for the 15.5 mile course from Port Jefferson, LI to Captains Cove, Bridgeport.
All the money raised goes to Local Cancer Patients.
For detailed information about Swim Across the Sound click HERE.
Here’s hoping for nice weather and jellyfish free waters.
Girls Softball for girls ages 8-13 — born 1/1/2001 to 12/31/2006 — in three divisions: 8-9 year olds, 10-11 year olds and 12-13 year olds.
There will be some travel to other towns for all leagues since they are participating in a program coordinated by another town. Games will be played on the weekends. Level of play will be determined by your child’s age as of 12/31/2014.
There is a fee associated with this program. Registrations must be received by Aug. 28.
OLL Softball is looking for volunteer managers and coaches.
For information, visit the OLL WEBSITE or call Ed Whitman at 203-494-4369.
Fall baseball for boys 7-12 — born between 5/01/2002 and 4/30/2009.
For those new to the Fall Baseball League, it is a great opportunity to get a jump-start into next season.
For kids in the younger age groups moving up, this will be their first look at facing kid-pitching, as opposed to a coach or a machine. It will get them acclimated and ready for the spring season.
For the kids in the older leagues they will start to see better, faster pitching, also in preparation for the spring.
Fee for Baseball/Softball: $ 125.00
Visit the OLL WEBSITE for information and registration forms.
The Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival starts tonight, see this story on WXEdge
Thursday – 5PM to 11:30PM
Friday – 5PM to 12 midnight
Saturday – 12 Noon to 12 midnight
Sunday – 12 Noon to 5PM
AT CARNIVAL RIDE SPECIAL $22.00 for unlimited rides:
SATURDAY MATINEE noon to 5:00pm
SUNDAY FAMILY FUN DAY noon to 5:00pm
INDIVIDUAL RIDE Tickets Available At Ticket Booth
Children must be at least 3’ tall to ride any ride
SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS DISPLAY..
Friday 10:30PM and Saturday at 10:45PM
FREE RAFFLE FOR CHILDREN…
SATURDAY during the matinee
Children 12 years and younger can register at the main raffle booth to win free prizes.
Buy Your Raffle Tickets!
For as far back as longtime residents can remember, the Orange Volunteer Fire Department has mailed raffle ticket booklets to every home in town a couple of months before the annual Carnival.
The event which serves as the department’s major fundraiser, begins on July 31 and runs through Aug. 3
The reason you haven’t received your tickets yet is (in short) because the Postal Service said “no.” Something about regulations.
The direct mail tickets were a main source of revenue over the years and the fire department is worried that ticket sales will be low because of the Postal Service’s decision.
“We sent out a letter last month explaining this to residents,” said Fire Chief John Knight. “We’ve set up several locations for people to pick up tickets, and hope they’ll come out and buy them.”
This year’s raffle prizes
A little different than the offerings from past years. There are no trips, but the three top prizes would be more than enough to pay for just about any trip you would want to take with your family.
For just $5 per ticket you have a chance of winning one of the following prizes:
1st prize – $5,000 Visa Gift Card
2nd prize – $4,000 Visa Gift Card
3rd prize – $2,000 Visa Gift Card
4th prize – $1,200 Gift Certificate – Diamond Designs, 500 Boston Post Road
5th prize – Apple iPad WiFi 16 GB – Best Buy, 53 Boston Post Road
6th prize – $300 Gift Card – Trader Joe’s, 560 Boston Post Road
7th prize – $250 Gift Card – Knights, Inc., 286 Boston Post Road
8th prize – $200 Gift Card – Ben’s Service Center, 115 Boston Post Road
9th prize – Tickets to the New Haven Open at Yale Tennis Tournament
10th prize – $100 Gift Card – Chip’s Family Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road
How Do I Purchase Tickets?
Visit the Fire Department Website at www.OrangeVFD.com
People’s Bank, 653 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT
Diamond Designs, 500 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT
Orange Fire Station 1
Orange Center Road
Tuesdays, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM, from June 1 through July 29
First Selectman’s Office
Orange Town Hall
M-F 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Knight’s Power Equipment
286 Boston Post Road
M-F 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM; Saturday 8:30 AM – 12 Noon
Chip’s Family Restaurant
321 Boston Post Road
7 days a week, 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Orange Firemen’s Carnival
July 31, August 1, 2 and 3 during Carnival Hours
Or contact any of your local firemen [Firefighters will come to different locations around town in the coming weekends making it easier for you to purchase tickets]
Drawing will be held on Sunday, August 3 at 4:30 p.m. at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT
Alcoholic beverages not included
This year’s Carnival Includes:
• Family Fun For Everyone
• Free Entertainment
• Spectacular Rides
• Family fun-filled rides including a kiddieland for youngsters
Here is a LINK to the online Advance Ride Ticket Wristband page.
• PARKING & ADMISSION are FREE
FIREWORKS-FUN SHOWS-RAFFLES and much more!
IT’S AT THE ORANGE FAIRGROUNDS 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT 06477
BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY!
Originally Published on: Jun 13, 2014 @ 12:41
The Orange Post 127 senior legion coaching staff will be holding tryouts for a 13-15 year old prep team which will participate in the Southern Division American Legion fall prep league.
To all the caring Orange residents and others who shared his story, I am happy to let you know that Piggy Has Been Found.
His owner said, “He crossed Boston Post Road and he was caught in the woods next to Home Depot. Thank goodness he didn’t get hurt!! An Orange police officer and Buddha Dog Rescue were totally responsible for us getting him back. We couldn’t be more grateful!!!”
He’s home with his family and most likely relaxing for the first time in nearly three days.
His family extends their gratitude to everyone who helped in the search and passed the word along through social networks.
This is the type of happy ending that everyone was hoping for.
Welcome Home Piggy — Now don’t ever do that again!
(But, if you do, we’ll be there for you.)
A young lady wanted to have a lemonade stand to help Israel, but her block doesn’t get enough traffic. So instead, she decided to host a dance-a-thon at the Grill N’ Chill taking place at the JCC, 360 Amity Road, Woodbridge, from 5-8 p.m.
You will pay to participate dance. All of the money raised will be donated to Israel. All donations accepted.
The girl is a member of Congregation Or Shalom in Orange.
Hot dogs and hamburgers will be grilled and served with salads, followed by dessert and coffee.
“Good 2 Go” will perform.
Stop by the Orange Senior Center to pick up tickets for only $15.