Hamden Family University at the Middle School, with the following free classes: Supporting Learning and Navigating the System; Parenting; Family Health and Wellness; Parents' Personal Growth and Development. Free lunch and childcare provided.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Villalobos Brothers, joined by the Mariachi Academy of Connecticut, to benefit the Spanish Community of Wallingford (SCOW). Tickets: $25/$20 available soon at the Paul Mellon Arts Center (203) 697-2423 or at SCOW (203) 265-5866.
Free ESL classes at the main branch of the New Haven Public Library, in partnership with Literacy Volunteers--improve pronunciation, listening and speaking skills in English conversation groups. Classes meet downstairs every Tuesday and Thursday, 6-8 p.m., and in the Mitchell Branch on Mondays, 6-8 p.m. No sign-up is required; call 946-8130 ext 200 for information.
Free classes to prepare for U.S. citizenship, offered jointly with Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS), at the New Haven Public Library's main branch, Tuesdays. Call 203-946-8138 to sign up; walk-ins are also welcome.
Preschool Story Times are every Monday and Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 at the New Haven Public Library's Stetson branch. Enjoy stories, songs, and fun for preschool ages; call ahead to reserve a spot: Diane Brown at (203) 946-6786.
"The Journey to Literacy Begins at Birth," a Massachusetts Reach Out and Read conference co-sponsored by Wheelock College and the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, at Wheelock College Brookline Campus, 43 Hawes Street, Brookline, MA 02446.