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Friday, February 15, 2008

United Way Events

The following is a list of upcoming events as provided by United Way of Milford

Each year, United Way of Milford and its partner agencies hold fundraising events to offset the annual campaign and to raise awareness of the impact it makes on the Milford community. Please mark your calendars with the dates of the following events and come out to support United Way of Milford and its 20 partner agencies.

Kids Count will be offering a workshop on Thursday, February 28 at the Milford Hospital from 7 - 9 p.m. entitled “Identifying Temperament in Young Children Part Two: Strategies and Techniques for Parents to Use at Home and Teachers to Use at School”. It is presented Timothy Heitzman, Ph.D., Child and Adolescent Psychologist, Fairfield University. To reserve a spot: email or call 783-3627.

The Young Parent Program of Milford offers and 8 week Childbirth Class on Monday nights beginning March 3 at Milford Hospital. These classes are free of charge for pregnant girls up to 21 years old. Additional support service to young families is available and confidential. Those interested in this class or for further information about programs for teenagers/young adults who are pregnant, please call 876-4285.

Bowl for Kids' Sake, an annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern CT fundraiser, will be held at AMF Milford Lanes, Saturday, April 19. Bowlers can register to begin at 12:00, 2:00 or 4:00pm. Adult participants need to raise $60 or more, Students 13 and older need to raise $30 or more. Children 12 and under are free with a participating adult. Registration includes 2 games, shoe rental, T-shirt, entertainment and lots of fun! For more information or to register, call 1-800-240-7186, visit our website or email:

Kid's Count presents "The Week of the Young Child Breakfast" scheduled for Thursday, April 24 at the Milford Yacht Club. The Theme of the week is: Bring Communities Together for Children, Children Bring Communities Together. The Keynote is Speaker of the House James Amann. The breakfast will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Contact Peggy Kelly at Kid's Count for further information (203) 783-3627
The Rape Crisis Center of Milford will be hosting their 2nd Annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event on Sunday, April 27 at Lisman's Landing, Milford. Walk A Mile In Her Shoes is a nationwide event that invites men to join in the efforts of women to make the world a safer place. Men, women, families, neighbors, colleagues, and teams will participate in the one-mile leisurely stroll to raise awareness around issues of rape, sexual assault and gender violence. ALL MEN are asked to wear women's shoes...high heels, ballerina slippers, flip-flops, fuzzy slippers...use your imagination! Registration is at 12 noon and the walk will start at 1:00 p.m. Rain or Shine. Following the walk please join us for complimentary refreshments at Stonebridge Restaurant. Please join the fun. For more information please call (203)874-8712 or go to our website


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