Virtual Bulletin Board

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Hamden Prevention Council and Connecticut Association of Prevention Professionals, Inc. present Hidden in Plain Sight- an interactive presentation about what to look for in your teen's bedroom and what to say once you have found it. There will be mock scenarios where the Prevention Specialists will guide attendees, explain various substance use trends, and identify signs and symptoms to watch for.

Tuesday, February 7th
Hamden Middle School

National Girls and Women in Sports Day at Southern

Southern Connecticut State University Athletics has announced that the 2023 National Girls and Women in Sports Day will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023 at James Moore Field House. Registration for the event will begin at 8:30 a.m. at James Moore Field House. Participants will then take part in a variety of sports at clinic stations from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Each child in attendance will receive a free t-shirt and lunch. 
Following lunch, the participants will have an opportunity to meet with and receive autographs from all of the Southern Connecticut State University student-athletes in attendance. All participants are invited to attend that afternoon's Owls' basketball doubleheader against Adelphi. The women's basketball game begins at 1:30 p.m. while the men's basketball game will begin at 3:30 p.m. 
All participants must wear sneakers and athletic clothing and bring a water bottle. Registration is limited to the first 200 female participants in grades 1-8 that have submitted an online registration/assumption of risk form. Parents or guardians must remain in the facility and support their child for the duration of the event.
For more information, contact Ken Sweeten at or via phone at 203-392-6005.


*want to try something new? 
*want to swim like a mermaid?
*want to be part of a team?
*like to dance?
*like gymnastics?

(formerly synchronized swimming)

Days: Mondays & Thursdays
Time: 6:00-7:00 pm
Where: Hamden High School Pool
How many classes? 10
Cost: $160
Ages: 6-15
Does my child need to know how to swim? YES 
(at least the length of the pool)


Hamden's 2023 Earth Day Event

Saturday, April 22nd, 2023
10AM - 3PM
Town Center Park

Earth Day is Saturday, April 22nd! This year, Hamden Earth Day will be located at Town Center Park. Click here to see what is going to happen! 

Special Education and 504 Software Change

On July 1, 2022, the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) required each town in the state to transition to a new software program, Connecticut Special Education Data System (CT-SEDS), which would accommodate all new Individualized Education Plans and 504 Plans moving forward.

More information here

JCC Day Camp Registration Open

The JCC of Greater New Haven is registering now for summer camp. JCC Day Camps, situated on an incredible 54-acre property, allows for all kinds of exciting outdoor adventures. Let your creativity flow and flourish through our many arts and theater activities. Enjoy age-appropriate water play and swimming in our newly renovated outdoor pool. Develop leadership skills and learn how to work as a team with the many sports, games, and exercise offerings.

All campers are welcome, ages 4 years to grade 9. Find out more here.


Open Gym

We Are the Village is hosting an after-school open gym for 2022-2023 school year at 60 Putnam Avenue.

Hours: Monday-Friday 2:30pm-6:00pm

Registration is required. 

Reading Skills Online Programs

Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies is offering online programs for students of all ages to become better readers. 

For more information or to register, call 1-800-715-2808

Free Radon Tests

Radon is a colorless, odorless gas. Testing is the only way to find out if your home has elevated radon levels. The DPH Radon Program recommends that Connecticut residents throughout the state test the air in their homes for radon. Radon comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water and gets into the air you breathe. It can get into any type of building—homes, offices, and schools—and result in a high indoor radon level.  But you and your family are most likely to get your great- est exposure at home, where you spend most of your time. 

There are several different types of devices that measure radon in air and water.  QVHD is offering a limited number of FREE Radon Test Kits!

Reserve your kit today by calling 203-248-4528 or emailing with your name, address, phone number and email.

Travel Basketball

HHBC Spring Travel Basketball Teams are designed for kids that love to play the sport of basketball and enjoy overall competition. The different aged/grade Teams will be picked (from an extensive try-out process) Once teams have been set-up they will have up to two practices a week and play a competitive Spring season in local regional (CT area mostly, but could be MA, NY & RI) weekend type tournaments. Will have an outstanding coaching staff working with all age groups with mostly all College and HS Head Coaching experience! 

Program Cost: $850.00 per player! Some payment plans and options are available upon request. This cost includes : Team uniform, Practice Top, Tournament entry costs, Insurance Coverages, HHBC Coaching staff, over 20 practice dates, includes all Beckerman Complex rental fees.

Click here to register or for more information.

Youth Advocate Leadership Academy

The Youth MOVE Peer Center has an exciting free opportunity for young people who are passionate about mental health!

Participants will have access to Youth MOVE's leadership curriculum in online training sessions, self-paced learning, and peer group consults.

This opportunity is open to youth and young adults ages 14-29 who are passionate about mental health and who identify as having lived experience in a youth-serving system.

Youth Advocate Leadership Academy (YALA) Training Schedule February 20, 21, 22, & 23 3:00pm – 7:00pm ET

Can't make the February YALA Training? Don't fret, we have another upcoming YALA opportunity available! March 11, 18, & 25 2:00pm – 8:00pm ET 

Complete the interest form.

If you have any questions at all about the Youth Advocate Leadership Academy, please reach out to

Need Assistance with Fuel and Energy Costs?

The Fuel and Energy Assistance program offers financial aid and referral services to Hamden residents experiencing financial insecurity in meeting fuel and energy bill payments. Fuel and energy assistance is available to Hamden residences that meet the program guidelines.

For eligibility and further information please call the Town of Hamden Keefe Community Center at (203)-562-5129 ext. 1110 or stop by the Community Services Department at 11 Pine St., Hamden, CT 06514

New FREE DRCT Special Education Clinic

Free Education Rights Clinic

  • Open only to students and families of students with disabilities, including students with special education needs or 504 plans
  • Talk with advocates, law students, and attorneys in virtual meetings
  • DRCT staff will answer questions

Request an appointment today-email or call 860-310-1993 or register here.