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Upcoming Events

Branford Community Gardens

The Branford Community Gardens will host  a lecture and garden tour, “The Making of a Garden(er): An Urbanist Architect in the Garden” by Frederick Bland, FAIA AICP. This event will be held on September 13th at the Willoughby Wallace library in Stony Creek. A one-hour lecture at the library will be followed by a tour of Fred’s Stony Creek garden. Tickets: $15.00. For more information, www.branfordctgardens.org or branfordctgardens@sbcglobal.net or call Sharon at 203-494-8630.

The Branford Community Gardens will also hold a "Gardeners’ Market” Sale on the Branford Green on September 19 from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM. Produce grown by BCG gardeners, cut flowers, assorted plants and baked goods will be sold. Thank you to the BCG for providing the CDR with fresh produce all year long!

Recent Events
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CDR's 11th Annual Shoreline Walkathon!

Despite rain and wind, many friends and families participated in the Community Dining Room's (CDR's) 11th Annual Shoreline Walkathon on Saturday, April 26st on the Branford Town Green. With the support of many volunteers, sponsors and donors, this event included live music, crafts and raffle prizes.  We heartily thank Eunice Lasala, our Grand Marshal and Chris Velardi from News Channel 8 for encouraging our walkers.


Thank you to Bishop's Orchards, all of our volunteers, and all of our friends who supported our Make Your Own Scarecrow fundraiser. We had another very successful year!


Make Your own Scarecrow
The CDR's annual Scarecrow fundraiser at Bishop's Orchards was another huge success! We hope to see everyone again next year! View photos from this event here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Community-Dining-Room-of-Branford/112496795478577


Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale
Thank you to Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale for generously donating proceeds from rides on their magical carousel last Saturday to the CDR.

Annual Events

The Community Dining Room offers several annual family-friendly events:

Shoreline Walkathon
Gather your family and friends for this annual event held that starts and ends on the beautiful Branford Town Green. Participants will walk a 3 mile loop to Foote Park and back to the Green to raise funds to support the CDR!

Make Your Own Scarecrow
Join us at Bishops Orchards each weekend in October - including Columbus Day - through Halloween to make your own Scarecrow!

Enjoy a night of music, food and dancing each October at the Owenego Inn during our Rocktoberfest Fundraiser!




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Please join the Branford Lions Club as we celebrate Oktoberfest at the Stony Creek Brewery on Sunday, October 4th from 3:00-6:00pm. Your paid ticket will allow you to enjoy beer, wine, German food, and entertainment in the private Celebration Room on the second floor of the brewery. Bocce, CornHole and Giant Jenga are outside to enjoy as well. For an additional donation, scheduled tours of the brewery will be available to anyone wishing an up close and personal experience of the process: from grain to brew to the consumer.

For this event, the Lions Club of Branford will give 50% of all the net proceeds to the Community Dining Room. The balance of the proceeds will go to the many other charities that the Branford Lions Club supports. Please spread the word and either purchase tickets in person from any Branford Lions Club Member (at $35 each), or logon to eventbrite and purchase tickets there (at $37.92 each).


Wish List

  • Technical help for CDR office computers
  • Covered sauce pans in various sizes
  • Dust broom and pan
  • Hand-held can openers
  • Heavy-weight industrial strength hand truck
  • Oven mitts and pot holders
  • Regular broom
  • Used children's clothing, and adult and children's accessories (hats, belts, scarves, ties, etc.), for one of our annual fundraising activities
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    Community Dining Room
30 Harrison Avenue \ Branford, CT 06405 \ (203) 488-9750
Email: pkral@communitydiningroom.org