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    Dear Friends

    On Wednesday, October 14th, the City of New Haven and Yale-New Haven Hospital will be sponsoring a Job Expo featuring employment, job-training and educational opportunities for residents. I encourage residents to take advantage of this expo to learn about job duties, average pay rates and requirements for numerous jobs as well as to meet representatives from Yale, City and community agencies. The expo will be held at the New Haven Field House, 480 Sherman Parkway, from 1 to 6 p.m.

    Here’s what else is happening in New Haven:

    Celebrate Edgewood Park

    On Sunday, October 18th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., visit the Edgewood Park Ranger Station where there will be fun activities including arts and crafts, games, canoeing, bands and much more! You can also take a hay ride to or from Coogan Pavilion to visit the CitySeed farmers market.

    Parks & Recreation Fright Night

    There will be plenty of Halloween fun happening in New Haven this year! The festivities will begin with a free Halloween Mask Making Workshop on October 25th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Edgewood Ranger Station, located on the corner of Edgewood Avenue and Hobart Street. On October 29th and 30th from 5 to 7:30 p.m., there will be a Classic Movie Monster Haunted House for $2 at Coogan Pavilion in Edgewood Park, located on Whalley Avenue and Fitch Street. Following the haunted exhibition at 7:30 p.m., there will be a free showing of the 1939 film classic, “Son of Frankenstein,” at the skate park behind Coogan Pavilion. On Halloween day from 2 to 6 p.m., the festivities will continue with performances of “Thunderbolt,” a ghost story by A Broken Umbrella Theatre. For more information on these events, please call: 203-946-8028.

    Green Tip

    Replacing faucets, showers, or toilets? Look for EPA WaterSense labeled fixtures to reduce your water consumption. For more info visit http://www.epa.gov/WaterSense/

    The following cultural events are taking place in the City this week:

    Through November 1. THE FANTASTICKS. Long Wharf Theater. Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones. Music by Harvey Schmidt. Directed by Amanda Dehnert. www.longwharf.org/tickets/

    October 15. The Weekend Inventor Artist Talk & Film Screening. Artspace. 6pm. www.artspacenh.org.

    October 15. Ritual Incantations New Haven Symphony Orchestra. Woolsey Hall. 500 College St. 7:30pm. $10-65. http://www.newhavensymphony.com/

    October 15: Listen Here! Short Story Reading Series- “Love Stories”. Blue State Coffee. 7-8pm. www.bluestatecoffee.com.

    Oct. 15. The Capital Steps, political satire to benefit Christian Community Action, at Shubert Theater.7:30pm. www.cca.org.

    Oct. 17. New Haven Land Trust Fall bird walk through Quinnipiac Meadows Nature Preserve with East Rock Ranger Dan Barvir. $5 in advance. To register 562-6655 or barbara@newhavenlandtrust.org.

    Oct. 17. Performance by Baila Perú, a dance group of Peruvian and Ecuadorian heritage, with live music, at Fair Haven Branch Library. 2pm. A PACK program at 3 pm. 946-8115.

    Is someone you know interested in receiving the Mayor's Monday Message? To join this list, please send your name and email address to: jmayorga@newhavenct.net. An opportunity may exist down the line to receive messages specific to your neighborhood. For this purpose, in your email, please tell us what ward you live in.

    The Mayor's Monday Message list is not shared with any outside groups and is used solely for the purpose of delivering timely information about issues and events in the City from the Mayor's office to your inbox.

    I hope you have a happy and healthy week!

    Very truly yours,

    John DeStefano, Jr.

    Mayor


    [10/11/2009]


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