Area briefs


Seven Angels Theatre announces auditions

WATERBURY — Seven Angels Theatre is seeking actors, singers and dancers for a Stage II Community production of Meredith Willson’s Miracle on 34th Street — The Musical.

The theatre is seeking actors of all ages. There is compensation for some roles. Auditions will be held by appointment only on Aug. 29 and Aug. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. Rehearsals will begin in late October for the show, which runs Nov. 29 to Dec. 23.
To schedule an audition appointment, e-mail Michelle at and specify a preferred date and time range to audition. A reply e-mail will be sent with a scheduled appointment time. Those auditioning should prepare 16 bars of a ballad and 16 bars of an up-tempo song. Dance audition only at callbacks.

For a complete list of characters, visit

5K to benefit Wesley Village, Spooner House

SHELTON — The 4th Annual 5K Road Race and Fun Walk to benefit Wesley Village and Spooner House will be held Aug. 25.
Wesley Village provides housing and healthcare to seniors. Spooner House provides food, shelter and services for those in need in the Naugatuck Valley.

The race will begin at 9 a.m. at Wesley Village in the parking lot for Crosby Commons, 580 Long Hill Ave., in Shelton. The race ends there as well. Event parking will be at Long Hill Elementary School, 565 Long Hill Ave., Shelton across from Wesley Village.

Registration is $25, only exact bills or checks will be accepted.

Oxford Historical Society presents Peach Festival

OXFORD — The Oxford Historical Society will present its annual Peach Festival on Aug. 25, in St. Peter’s Church, 421 Oxford Road.

The event will begin with an illustrated talk by John Babina on the construction of the Dam at 2:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Homemade peach shortcake will be sold from 4 to 7 p.m. Admission is $1. Proceeds will go to the continued restoration and operation of the Twitchell Rowland Homestead Museum in Oxford.

Speaker to discuss stress

WATERBURY — NAMI of Waterbury announced author Paul Huljich will give a book presentation on his book “Stress Pandemic” Aug. 29 at Maloney Magnet School, 233 South Elm St., Waterbury, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Huljich wrote the book as a toolkit for people to naturally tackle their stress. Huljich suffered a nervous breakdown after being the CEO and Joint-CEO of Best Corporation, a pioneering organic foods company. To RSVP call (203)-758-5844 or e-mail

Waterbury Chorale seeks new members

WATERBURY — The Waterbury Chorale is looking for new members to join its Dec. 1 musical production, “Christmas at the Palace.”

The chorale rehearses every Monday, beginning Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Watertown. The chorale is open to people with experience in choral singing. All ages are welcome from high school and up.

For more information, call Peggy Sullivan at (860) 567-5721 or visit

Oxford Garden Club to meet

OXFORD — The Oxford Garden Club will meet Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. at Oxford Town Hall.

New members are welcome. For more information, call Joan at (203) 888-3422 or Heather at (203) 881-5231.