WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) will participate in the following events in Connecticut open to the press next week.
“How to Fund Your College Education” Financial Aid Workshop
As previously advised, Himes will host an event to connect students and parents with representatives from local colleges who can help them submit their FAFSA forms, identify grant and student loan opportunities, and get their questions answered.
WHEN: Sunday, March 16 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. (Registration begins at 2:30)
WHERE: Trumbull Library, 33 Quality Street, Trumbull
Interfaith Council’s Gun Violence Prevention Vigil
Himes will give remarks at an interfaith vigil organized by the Interfaith Council of Southwestern Connecticut honoring those lost to gun violence. Area clergy and local gun violence prevention groups will also participate. The vigil is part of the national “Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath” weekend organized by Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence.
WHEN: Sunday, March 16 from 5:20 to 6:00 p.m. (event begins at 5:00)
WHERE: Unitarian Universalist Society, 20 Forest Street, Stamford
Visit to St. Joseph Catholic School
Himes will visit Mr. Joe Cavallaro’s eighth grade class to discuss his work in Congress and answer questions.
WHEN: Monday, March 17 from 10:00 to 11:00 p.m.
WHERE: 430 Coram Avenue, Shelton
32nd Greater Bridgeport St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Himes will march in the 32nd annual Greater Bridgeport St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
WHEN: Monday, March 17 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Parade starts at Webster Arena, 600 Main Street, Bridgeport
Visit to Lorca with Mayor Martin
Himes will join Stamford Mayor David Martin for a visit to Lorca, an artisan coffee shop run by Leyla Dam, an immigrant from Spain who opened her shop in late 2012.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 18 from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m.
WHERE: 125 Bedford Street, Stamford
Norwalk Meals on Wheels Delivery
Himes will be a guest Meals on Wheels driver to help deliver meals to Norwalk seniors. March for Meals is a month-long event to generation public awareness about senior hunger and to celebrate the invaluable services provided by Senior Nutrition Programs across the country.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 19 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Norwalk Senior Center, 11 Allen Rd, Norwalk
Trade discussion with US Department of Commerce
Himes will join representatives from the U.S. Department of Commerce for a discussion on the importance of trade and economic competitiveness between Connecticut and Canada. The event will highlight manufacturing and cross-border partnership and will be attended by members of the Valley Chamber of Commerce.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 19 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Shelton Chamber of Commerce, 10 Progress Drive, Shelton
Shelton Town Hall Meeting
Himes will hold a town hall meeting at Shelton City Hall to hear from his constituents and answer questions.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 19 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Shelton City Hall auditorium, 54 Hill Street, Shelton
SIFMA Capitol Hill Challenge
Himes will join teams of students at the Academy of Information Technology & Engineering participating in the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Foundation’s annual Capitol Hill Challenge, which matches Members of Congress with students competing in The Stock Market Game. Student teams manage a hypothetical $100,000 online portfolio to invest in real stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.
WHEN: Thursday, March 20 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Academy of Information Technology & Engineering, 411 High Ridge Road, Stamford
Norwalk Town Hall Meeting
Himes will hold a town hall meeting at Norwalk Community College to hear from his constituents and answer questions.
WHEN: Thursday, March 20 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Norwalk Community College, GenRe Forum – East Campus, 188 Richards Avenue, Norwalk
Stamford Town Hall Meeting
Himes will hold a town hall meeting at UConn’s Stamford campus to hear from his constituents and answer questions.
WHEN: Saturday, March 22 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: University of Connecticut Stamford Campus, GenRe Auditorium, 1 University Place, Stamford