NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS & BLOCK WATCHES
OF MERIDEN             ACTIVITIES & NEWS

updated...6/1/2018
Activities in June
Sat 2nd Free Bulky Waste Disposal Day                                 7am-12pm City’s Transfer Station Evansville Ave  
Sun 3rd South Meriden Assocs Picnic                                                             12pm-3pm VASA Park 365 Main St
Tues 5th Lewis Ave                                                                                      6:30pm Mt Carmel Learning Ctr                                                                          
Wed 6th National Night Out Committee Mtg                                                    6:30pm Target Store
Thurs 7th Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics             10:45am Il Monticello 577 S. Broad St
Thurs 7th North Meriden                                                                                       6:30pm New Opportunities
Sun 10th American Legion Flag Retirement Ceremony                        2pm American Legion 835 Hanover Rd
Wed 13th Lower Eastside                                                                                       7pm Meriden Public Library                                        
Thurs 14th Washington Park                                                                                 7pm Roger Sherman School
                Stagecoach Riders
                Tanglewood
Fri 15th Last Day of School for Meriden Public Schools
Fri 15th Twilight Summer Music Series: #9 Beatles Tribute Band                  7pm-9pm Meriden Green
Sun 17th HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!!
Mon 18th Crown Village & Hillside Gardens                                               7pm Hillside Garden Meeting Rm 88
Tues 19th Lincoln Area & Glen Hills                                                   7pm Hunters Ambulance Training Facility
Wed 20th Dutch Hill & ECHO                                                                                  6:30pm First Baptist Church
Thurs 21st Westsiders & Action 13                                                                    7pm Immanuel Lutheran Church
Sat 23rd Meriden Police Dept Car Show……………See Below………………………..1pm-5pm Research Parkway
Sat 23rd Summer Music Series: Pop up Tent & Food Truck Event                    4pm-8pm Meriden Green
Mon 25th City Park                                                                                                    7pm Mt Hebron Church
Tues 26th Downtown Assoc………………note new meeting day……………………5pm MEDCO Office 5 Colony St
Thurs 28th South Meriden Assocs                                                             6pm South Meriden Police Substation
Fri 29th Twilight Summer Music Series: Dan Stevens & Clayton Allen           7pm-9pm Meriden Green                                                         


Neighborhood Initiative Unit Update
Lt. DelMastro and Sgt. Lacerda

•        School is getting out for the Summer and there will be a lot of outdoor activities going on.
•        If you plan on having a fire pit at your residence, please check with the Fire Marshall's Office on safety measures that should be taken.
•        Please report any underage drinking parties to the police department with the graduation season here.
•        Don't leave front doors and windows open if there isn't going to be anyone home to safeguard the residence.
•        Lockup bicycles when you leave them outside a business or at a park unattended.
•        Don't let juveniles drive around on scooters or mopeds if they are not properly licensed or registered.

Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics with the Meriden Police Dept: Thursday June 7th
The Meriden Police Department including our Neighborhood Initiative Unit Officers will be participating in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Our officers
will receive the torch at approximately 10:45am at the Il Monticello Restaurant on South Broad St. They will then proceed on South Broad St to Broad St, taking a right on East
Main St and continuing to Black Pond. They will then hand off the torch to the next participating police department. Please come out to support and cheer on our NI Unit
Officers and the Meriden Police Department.

Meriden Police Dept Car Jeep & Bike Show: Saturday June 23rd
Car, Jeep and Bike Show to benefit the Meriden Police Department’s 150th Anniversary will be held on Saturday June 23rd 1pm to 5pm on Research Parkway. Show cars
$10 entry fee per car. Parking and general admission are FREE! Food trucks, vendors, children entertainment, and more! For further information call Officer Fred Rivera at
(203) 815-2506. Rain Date Sunday June 24th.

American Legion Fire Watch and Flag Retirement Ceremony: Sunday June 10th  
American Legion Post 45 835 Hanover Rd South Meriden.
The public is invited to visit to learn about what a Fire Watch is and attend the Flag Retirement Ceremony. If you have any American flags that need to be retired you are invited
to bring them to the event. Gates open at Noon and the ceremony begins at 2pm.

Twilight Sumer Music Series
The Summer Music Series is returning to the Meriden Green starting on Friday June 15th offering a wide variety of music on Friday evenings from 7pm to 9pm and Pop up
and Tent Food Truck Events with Music on Saturday evenings 4pm to 8pm. The 1st concert June 15th will feature the Band #9 playing music of the Beetles. June 23rd: Pop
up Tent & Food Truck Event. June 29th concert: Dan Stevens & Clayton Allen. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the music!

Meriden’s Summer Playground Program 2018
The program runs from June 25th through August 3rd from 8:30am to 3pm. The program for children ages 5-12 and is held at 4 locations in the city which includes Thomas
Hooker School, Baldwin Pond Park Columbus Park and Habershon Field.  Staff members will be at the playground and will run various games and activities with the
children. Free registration. Parents pay for Field Trips. For further information and to register call (203) 630-4259. Online registration if also available on the Park and Rec
website.

Free Bulky Waste Disposal Day Sat June 2nd 7am-12:00pm
The City of Meriden Transfer Station located on Evansville Avenue will be open to Meriden residents, with a valid I.D., on Saturday, June 2nd between 7:00 A.M. and 12:00
Noon for the FREE disposal of household bulky waste, leaves and brush. Acceptable items include; furniture, carpeting, bedding, appliances, metals, toys, leaves in
biodegradable paper bags or emptied from other containers and brush not exceeding 6 inches in diameter and 4 feet long. The City does not accept auto parts, recyclable
materials, construction materials, scrap wood or hazardous waste (i.e., oil, gasoline, paint, solvents, and pool/lawn chemicals).
The City accepts the following electronic waste: Monitors, CPUs, Batteries (non-lead acid), IPods, PDA's, Cell Phones, Fax Machines, CRTs, Terminals, Stereos, Radios,
Toner Cartridges, Printers, Keyboards, Copiers, Telephone PBX, Cables, VCRs, Modems, Mainframes, Typewriters, Laptops, Inkjet Cartridges and Televisions. The City
reserves the right to inspect and reject all materials. Non-commercial vehicles only.
There will be NO curbside pickup associated with this program.
Compost and untreated wood chips are available free of charge.
It is anticipated this FREE bulky waste disposal opportunity will be busy and waiting times may be longer than normal. Every effort will be made to minimize wait times.
The City does not sponsor a roadside collection of leaves in the Spring.


News from the Meriden Department of Health and Human Services –June 2018
165 Miller Street  *  203-630-4221 *  www.meridenhealth.com

FREE CAR SEAT INSTALLATIONS:
June 13, 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Meriden Health and Human Services Department, 165 Miller Street. Come and get 1 free, age appropriate car seat installed (per family) or
have our technicians check an existing car seat to make sure it is installed properly in your car. Open to all Meriden residents. Reservations are required - you must call 203-
630-4223 to register. Funding for this program is provided by a CT DPH Preventative Health Block Grant.


Meriden Senior Center
For a full list of June happenings at the Meriden Senior Center, please visit our website www.meridenhealth.com, click on Senior Services on the left. The Meriden Senior
Center is located at 22 West Main Street; parking is on Hanover Street.

Special Day for Special People Picnic - Saturday, June 2, 11:00am to 3:00pm, Hubbard Park
*Rain Date is Sunday, June 3, 2018*
Meriden Senior Citizens are welcome to join us in Hubbard Park for a free picnic. Student volunteers will serve hot dogs, chips, popcorn, soda, watermelon and ice cream.
The Meriden Antique Veterans will open the program with a flag raising ceremony. Free bingo with prizes will start at 12:30pm under the pavilion. Walter Martin will be
entertaining us throughout the day. For information on transportation to Hubbard Park please call the Mini-Bus Office at (203) 237-3338.

Veteran Services with George Messier - Tuesday, June 19, 11:00am to 12:00pm
George Messier visits the Senior Center every third Tuesday of every month. He provides info and administrative assistance to veterans and dependents eligible for veteran’s
benefits.

Environmental Health
Protect yourself from mosquito bites:
•        Avoid outdoor activities from 1 hour before sunset to 1 hour after dawn
•        If you are outside, wear long pants and sleeves.
•        Repellants (EPA recommends the following when using insect repellents):
•        Always follow the recommendations appearing on the product label.
•        Apply repellents only to exposed skin and/or clothing (as directed on the product label). Do not apply repellents under your clothing.
•        Never use repellents over cuts, wounds or irritated skin.
•        Do not apply to eyes or mouth, and apply sparingly around ears. When using repellent sprays, do not spray directly on your face—spray on your hands first and then
apply to your face.
•        DEET may be used on adults, children, and infants older than 2 months of age. Protect infants from mosquito bites by using a carrier draped with mosquito netting with
an elastic edge for a tight fit
•        Do not allow children to handle or spray the product. When using on children, apply to your own hands first and then put it on the child. Avoid applying repellent to
children’s hands because children frequently put their hands in their eyes and mouths.
•        Use just enough repellent to cover exposed skin and/or clothing. Heavy application does not give you better or longer lasting protection.
•        After returning indoors, wash treated skin with soap and water or bathe. This is particularly important when repellents are used repeatedly in a day or on consecutive
days.
•        If you (or your child) get a rash or other reaction from a repellent, stop using the repellent, wash the repellent off with mild soap and water, and call a local poison control
center for further guidance. If you go to a doctor, it might be helpful to take the repellent with you.

Be a good neighbor and keep your property free form debris. Please help remove all potential mosquito breeding sites on your property:
•        Empty bird baths and refill with clean water at least once a week
•        Empty small kiddy pools weekly, don't let the water become a breeding source
•        Make sure that pools are properly covered or filtered & chlorinated
•        Clean your yard, removed empty containers such as buckets/rain barrels, old tires, children's toys or any item capable of holding rain water
•        Don't forget to clean your gutters. Gutters clogged with leaves also hold stagnant water for breeding mosquito's
•        If you have a water garden or pond, use gold fish as a natural predator to control mosquito's
•        Clean the brooks or stream banks on your property so water flows more smoothly, remove the dead leaf piles and fallen tree branches

If you have any questions concerning prevention please call the Environmental Health Section at (203) 630-4230.