by Sally E. Bahner | Nov 25, 2015 8:00 am
This weekend marks the “official” beginning of the holiday season though for all intents and purposes, it’s been with us for at least a month. For many of us the mere mention of the Holidays is stress inducing. However, over the next couple of weeks, you can find a variety of events in Branford that will take you beyond the retail madness and add meaning to the season. And when you do shop, be sure to shop Local, especially this Saturday when stores are offering serious discounts. The town has many merchants with unique and handcrafted gifts.
Holiday House Decorating Contest
Houses will be judged on Dec. 9 and 10 between 6:30 and 9 p.m. To register, call 203-488-8304. Multiple prizes will be awarded.
by Sally E. Bahner | Nov 20, 2015 7:45 am
It’s that time of year, a time to give and give thanks. Volunteer a few hours at the Community Dining Room on Thanksgiving and welcome the holiday season by attending Branford’s Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting. Churches and town organizations are hosting special events and holiday fairs – it’s all a chance to shop local. A few are listed here with more to come next week. Do you really want to fight for parking at the mall?
Friday, Nov. 20
West End String Trio
The Musical Arts Society of Branford will present the West End Strong Trio in a concert to benefit the Branford Historical Society. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church on the Branford Green. They will present works by Bach, Beethoven, and Lutoslowski.
For more information, call 203-453-0287.
by Sally E. Bahner | Nov 14, 2015 8:00 am
Art, history, music, soup and the great outdoors are all on the agenda for this crisp, cold fall weekend. Pick one or two or choose all. They’re all part of what makes Branford so interesting.
Saturday, Nov. 14
Holiday Art Show Opening Reception
by Sally E. Bahner | Nov 7, 2015 8:39 am
Looks like the weekend will be perfect for the Veterans’ Day Parade, so get out and enjoy the day! If you haven’t already done it, check out the magnificent Stony Creek Quarry – or even explore it again. A church supper and folk music concert – it doesn’t get any better in Branford.
Saturday, Nov. 7
Stony Creek Quarry Tour
Meet at 10 a.m., 90 Quarry Road. The cost is $15. Children younger than 10 are not allowed. For more information, call 203-453-3176.
by Sally E. Bahner | Oct 23, 2015 7:32 pm
The weather is still beautiful enough to enjoy the outdoors, so join the Branford Land Trust as members explore the area around Young’s Pond or take the kids and build a scarecrow on the green. Check out Birds of Prey in New Haven. And if cats are your thing, there’s a class for that!
Through Nov. 1
Scarecrows on the Branford Green
by Sally E. Bahner | Oct 17, 2015 8:37 am
The temperatures are dropping, so the frost may well be on the pumpkin this weekend. And judging by the events here, everyone is getting into the Halloween spirit.
Saturday, Oct. 17
Scarecrows on the Branford Green
by Sally E. Bahner | Oct 9, 2015 1:34 pm
Welcome to Columbus Day Weekend, 2015. The weather is expected to be cool and sunny for the Columbus Day Parade of Greater New Haven. This year the parade takes place in East Haven. Or head to New Haven for a great Open Studio event featuring scores of artists. And there is much to do in Branford, too.
Saturday, Oct. 10
Walk Like MADD
by marcia chambers | Oct 2, 2015 3:29 pm
Fall is in the air. And that means a walk in the woods or a walk to end drunk driving (next weekend) or getting on your bike to help BCTV. Make sure you first check rain dates!
Saturday, Oct. 3 : Update: Because of weather conditions, this walk will now take place on Sunday, Oct. 4.
Fall Bird Walk for Beginners
by marcia chambers | Sep 25, 2015 8:37 am
Think Blackstone as in library this weekend. First there are books, books, books as folks head for the town Green for the Blackstone Memorial Library’s annual book sale, one of the largest in memory we are told. State Sen. Ted Kennedy, Jr., will be at the Blackstone this weekend to meet constituents and the Blackstone is also gearing up for an exciting putting contest.
This Weekend, Friday, Sept. 25, Saturday, Sept. 26 and Sunday, Sept.27
Annual Book Sale on the Green
by Bill O'Brien | Sep 23, 2015 8:50 am
The jazz season on the Branford town Green is over and Jazz series organizers are gearing up for the summer of 2016 but before we say adieu to the summer of 2015, here’s Matt Marshak at the last concert of this season. It was night to remember.
It was not held on the usual Thursday night like the other jazz concerts this summer on the Branford Green, and the crowd was not as large as usual, (fear of rain that night) but it was clearly worth the wait.