The week started with a reflection on the tragedy of Sept. 11, 10 years after the incident. A moving butterfly release, sponsored by the Branford Rotary was held on the Green yesterday. Let us know if you attended and check back for photos later today.
As we reflect on the past, we also look forward to a new season starting! Students are and the first high school football game of the season is this week.
Here's our suggested list of things to do around town this week and be sure to let us know if we missed something by posting a comment and adding your event to the calendar!
Support animals in need of medical care and ones that are homeless by purchasing a $50 paw print that will have your name on it on Town Hall Drive for Pet Adoption Party on October 2.
Checks may be made out to the and mailed to 749 East Main St Branford CT 06405. Deadline for pawprint requests is September 21, 2011. For more information call 203-315-4125
Fridays, Sept. 16 and 23, 6 p.m.; Saturdays, Sept. 17 and 24, 10 a.m.; $105
Have a child grades 2nd to 8th interested in basketball? on the this year's junior league and head down to the Community House to sign him or her up!
Monday, Sept. 12
and Regular Meeting; 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
The Commission will meet for their regular meeting following a brief traffic committee meeting. Items on the agenda include the with notes as well as traffic items like the progress of getting a stop sign at avenues and to consider a request from the to increase parking on Main Street between Laurel and Cedar streets from one hour to two hours and to re-stripe the parking spaces. You can download the meeting agenda here.
Tuesday, Sept. 13
, 275 Mount Carmel Ave., Hamden; FREE; 5 p.m.
The Quinnipiac University School of Law will host a screening of “Out of the Ashes: 9/11,” a documentary about the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, at 5 p.m. in the Grand Courtroom.The screening will be followed by a 7 p.m. panel discussion. For more information, call 203-582-8652.
Wednesday, Sept. 14
; 5 p.m.
New dock applications will be heard at this week's Shellfish Commission Meeting. , this might be an interesting meeting to attend. You can download the agenda here.
; FREE; 2 p.m.
Ever feel like you're an actor in your own life? Head down to the JBML to watch "Rango," a litle Lizard who feels the same way.
; FREE; 7 p.m.
who now lives in Branford, will recount his harrowing experience of Sept. 11 when he watched many of his closest friends face their untimely deaths. An engagment not to be missed.
; FREE; 7:30 p.m.
Have the kiddies for the night? What better way to spend it than learning about nature!
NOTE: The Monthly RTM meeting has been cancelled for tonight and rescheduled at 8 p.m., Sept. 21 at the Canoe Brook Senior Center.
Thursday Sept. 15
80 Foran Rd, Milford; FREE; 3:45 p.m.
If you've got the afternoon to spare, head down to Milford to watch BHS Hornets' season-opener against Foran High School.
; FREE; 3:30 p.m.
Tight on cash but in need of advice? This is a rare opportunity that you should take while you can.
A town hall style discussion with , candidate for Branford First Selectman, will be held tonight at 7 p.m. at the . This is the first in a series of town hall forums with Joy. The theme is "meet the candidate."
Friday Sept. 16
; FREE; 7 p.m.
BHS Hornets take on Foran High School for their first game of the football season! Start fall off on the right foot and come out and root our team on!
; FREE; 9 p.m.
After the football game, stroll down to Donovan's for a late-night bite and to hear some live music.
; FREE; 9 p.m.
Do you dig the 70s and dancing? Don't miss the Bernadettes tonight!
Saturday, Sept. 17
; noon; $150
Help support the Branford High School hockey team by playing a round of golf. Lunch and three-course dinner served in addition to tons of raffle give-aways. Call 203-483-9881 to sign-up.
; FREE; 10:30 a.m.
Don't forget about the varsity football team's biggest supporters! Come watch JV take on Foran.
; FREE; 3 p.m.
Have a favorite senior in your life. Take him or her out for good time at Cedar Woods today.
155 Temple St # 19, New Haven; $59; 10:45 a.m.
Ever want to eat your way through New Haven? Now you can. A day-long feast not to be missed.