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  1. On 12/6/2023 at 9:57 PM, Grayson Mauve said:

    Hello

    my name is Rich Havens, member of the New England Garrison and Alderaan Base - looking forward to troops with you in the future!!

    thank you

    Welcome Rich! Please to meet you!  Thanks for saying hello and we very much hope to get a troop in with you!

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  2. Event Name: Seymour Pumpkin Festival

    Venue: French Memorial Park

    Venue address: 62 Spruce St.
                                Seymour, CT 06483

    Event Start: 9/17/2023 - 10:00 AM (9am arrival)

    Event End: 9/17/2023 - 5:00 PM (Trooping end time TBD)

    Event Website: https://www.seymourpumpkinfestival.com

    Expected number of attendees: 2000

    Requested number of characters: Open

    Requested character types: All

    Secure changing/staging area: Yes

    Can troopers carry blasters: No

    Can troopers carry/bring props like lightsabers and staffs: Yes

    Is parking available: Yes

    Is venue accessible to those with limited mobility: Yes

     

    "The Seymour Pumpkin Festival began in 1965, and has been running strong ever since. The Festival has become a tradition, offering one day a year for the community to gather together. There is a large variety of home-made craft vendors, food vendors, music, entertainment and kid-friendly activities.

    The Seymour Pumpkin Festival is an organization with the purpose of providing a venue for local civic organizations and non-profits. We raise funds while providing a wholesome form of family entertainment. All proceeds are to benefit community organizations."

    Hey All! This event is a huge event for the Seymour community and my neighbor os one of the event organizers. Tons of people go and there is a huge impact for local charities. More details to follow but we'd love to have some imperial presence there to support the Saber Guild, who have orchestrated the event and invited us to tag along. Please sign up! 

    Topic is for discussion of event. To Sign up/RSVP for this event, please visit the calendar link: Seymour Pumpkin Festival

  3. 17 hours ago, Gian Daro said:

    Hey gang, 

    I was contacted by a woman who is trying to raise funds for a family whose young father/husband was seriously injured in a motorcycle collision. Not only are the medical bills going through the roof, but the family is out "Dad's paycheck" while he's in hospital and probably for a long time in physical therapy. She has asked if the 501st CTG would be able to attend the event at a local restaurant if it was held on a Thursday evening.

    I told her that a week night for any type of charity event is not a really good idea, as weekends always find people freer to attend... plus they want to do it after school is back in session and families are settled into their new routines. 

    If a Thursday is not doable I will try to get her to see that a weekend would be more effective, but I'm tossing this out for discussion so I can gauge possible interest or even the ability to do it on a week night. 

    I suggested to her to do it during a weekend afternoon so the characters can walk around outside and be seen by traffic going by...... night time indoors has little chance of pulling unsuspecting people inside...... unless they do a LOT of advertising for it. 

    Discuss ....... 

     

    Hey hey Brenda, 

     Thank you for reaching out about this. Would you be able to send us the details / contact person's name, phone number and email and we can reach out to them to see if we can do anything for them? Please email lgradden@yahoo.com and copy nicholashscofield@gmail.com and Lou.secki@gmail.com.

     
  4. Event Name:  CT Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk and Block Party
    Venue:  New Britain Bees Stadium
    Venue address:  230 John Karbonic Way
                   New Britian, Connecticut
                   06051
                   USA
    Event Start:  09/30/2023  - 10:00 am
    Event End:    09/30/2023  - 2:00pm
    Event Website:  
    https://www.ds-stride.org/stepupconnecticut
    Expected number of attendees:  1500
    Requested number of characters:  50
    Requested character types: 
    Secure changing/staging area: Yes
    Can troopers carry blasters: Yes
    Can troopers carry/bring props like lightsabers and staffs: Yes
    Is parking available: Yes
    Is venue accessible to those with limited mobility: Yes
    Amenities available at venue: There will be a volunteer tent if your volunteers would like water or snacks, there are food trucks coming to sell lunch. Bathroom are in the corridor of the baseball stadium (multiple) and the changing area is a secure storage room inside the corridor of the baseball stadium.
    Comments: The Step Up for Down Syndrome Awareness Walk and Block Party
    is DS ACT’s largest public awareness event of the
    year. The Step Up Walk includes a 1 mile awareness walk, food trucks , Superheroes and characters
    Face painting
    Bounce houses, picnic games
    Craft area & sensory friendly activities
    Dance party
    Resource and Vendor Expo
    Cheer squad & more!
    (Event planner arrives onsite at 6am to begin set up)
    9:00 am Team Tent Set Up (optional)
    10:00 am Event Starts
    10:30 am Opening Ceremony
    12:00 pm Walk Starts
    1:00 pm Bubble Bus Dance Party
    1:45 pm Closing Ceremony

    Topic is for discussion of event. To Sign up/RSVP for this event, please visit the calendar link: CT Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk and Block Party

  5. On 7/17/2023 at 7:56 PM, Depeche25 said:

    I have a rubies vader chest pc and belt for anyone who wants it. Free I'm went for rouge one vader so don't need them I believe the are rotj I can send pics if any one is interested.

    Hey Stan! If no one replies, I'd be delighted to take these off of your hands!

  6. Event Name:  RidgeCon 2023
    Venue:  Ridgefield Library
    Venue address:  472 Main St
                   Ridgefield, Connecticut
                   12590
                   USA
    Event Start:  8/5/2023  - 10:00 AM
    Event End:    8/5/2023  - 3:00 PM
    Event Website:  will be on lib website: 
    ridgefieldlibrary.org
    Expected number of attendees:  150
    Requested number of characters:  10
    Requested character types: 
    Secure changing/staging area: Yes
    Can troopers carry blasters: Yes
    Can troopers carry/bring props like lightsabers and staffs: Yes
    Is parking available: Yes
    Is venue accessible to those with limited mobility: Yes
    Amenities available at venue: Restrooms are on each floor of the building; 
    Water and lunch in a private room will be provided to all characters. 
    The building has central AC, elevators and ramps.
    Comments: The library hosts a free pop-culture event every year called RidgeCon.
    As a 501(c)(3) organization, we cannot have vendors on site so we create all kinds of photo opportunities and programs for the community. The morning is geared towards children, early afternoon for teens and new adults, evening "Games on Tap" for adults 21+
    Referred by:  In my previous library (Mahopac Library) I partnered for many years with the Empire City Garrison for Star Wars Day events as well as authors Jason Fry and Helen Keier
    Hey All, we have done this event many years past and it was VEEY successful! Small venue, great people, fun day! Mark your calendars!

    Topic is for discussion of event. To Sign up/RSVP for this event, please visit the calendar link: RidgeCon 2023

  7. Event Name: Wishes on Wheels

    Venue: Rentschler Field

    Venue address: 615 Silver Ln, East Hartford, CT 06118, USA

    Event Start: 9/24/2023 - 9:00 AM (8am arrival)

    Event End: 9/24/2023 - 1:00 PM

    Event Website: 

    Expected number of attendees: 500

    Requested number of characters: Open

    Requested character types: All

    Secure changing/staging area: Yes

    Can troopers carry blasters: Yes

    Can troopers carry/bring props like lightsabers and staffs: Yes

    Is parking available: Yes

    Is venue accessible to those with limited mobility: Yes

    "Wishes on Wheels, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization made up of passionate and hardworking volunteers committed to a shared goal - to organize a family-friendly truck convoy and event to bring together families, friends and community members to support children with life-threatening medical conditions. Dozens of local Wish Kids look forward to Wishes On Wheels as an annual tradition that simply can't be missed. Many of the truck drivers volunteer to have Wish Families ride along with them during the Convoy. When the Wish Kids arrive, they carefully select the truck they will ride shotgun in during the Convoy or search until they find "their truck" from the previous year. Upon return to Rentschler Field in East Hartford, there is more fun, food and festivities to help raise money for this important cause."

    Hey All! We've been invited back to Wishes on Wheels Truck Convoy happening again on October 2nd at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. The CTG has done this event for many years.  We would aim to get to Rentschler Field by 8:00-8:30 AM as it becomes harder to gain access to the event after that and be dressed up ready to interact with kids and families as they get back around 10-10:30 am. Crowds usually die down by 1:30/2:00pm. Parking is free and on-site for volunteers. There is an entrance to the field off of Silver lane across from Simmons road. Tell them you are a vendor and you will be guided in. Blasters are fine. The event coordinator let us know they should have a tent to change in in privacy in addition to a tent for shade and comfort. This is a great event and one you won't want to miss!

    Topic is for discussion of event. To Sign up/RSVP for this event, please visit the calendar link: Wishes on Wheels

  8. Event Name: 2023 Greater Hartford Walk for Apraxia
    Venue:
    Elm Ridge Veterans Memorial Amphitheater
    Venue address: Elm St, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
    Event Start: 9/10/2023  10am (9am arrival)
    Event End: 9/10/2023 12:30pm

    Event Website: ??https://secure.apraxia-kids.org/site/TR?fr_id=3217&pg=entry
    Expected number of attendees: 250-350
    Requested number of characters: Any
    Requested character types: Any
    Secure changing/staging area: Yes
    Can troopers carry blasters: Yes
    Can troopers carry/bring props like lightsabers and staffs: Yes
    Is parking available: Yes
    Is venue accessible to those with limited mobility: Yes
    Amenities available at venue: We will have restrooms, snacks and water available for any 501st legion members. 
    Comments: Over 200 attendees are expected to join us at this year's walk to benefit Apraxia Kids, the leading organization dedicated to supporting children with apraxia of speech and their families. Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is a challenging and complicated speech disorder in children that makes it difficult or impossible to accurately produce sounds, syllables, and words. CAS can affect a child???s ability to speak and communicate for years and the only proven treatment is consistent, specialized speech therapy.
    Apraxia Kids is the only organization dedicated to serving children with apraxia of speech and their families. By training speech language professionals and facilitating support groups across the country, we are improving the support systems for kids with apraxia so they have the best chance to develop speech and communication. We believe that every child deserves a voice.
    The Walk for Apraxia is a celebration of the hard work our Apraxia Stars put in every day to find their voice. The Walk also provides an opportunity for local families to come together, to educate the community, and to raise awareness as well as funds to benefit Apraxia Kids programs. With your support, we will be able to help those with apraxia not only in our community, but across North America.
    ??
    Registration starts at 10 am and the event starts at 11am , kids and families can get pictures with you all. Would love to try for a group photo with the entire CT Apraxia community with you all to share on social media. 
     
    Hey All! Myself and Brian Sands did this event last year and it was a great time and a good cause so we'd love to support again and get a few more troops out this year! It's an easy troop and for a good cause! 

    Topic is for discussion of event. To Sign up/RSVP for this event, please visit the calendar link: 2023 Greater Hartford Walk for Apraxia Sept 10th

  9.  

    Event Name: FREE Comic Day Event at Cave Comics 
    Venue: Cave Comics
    Venue address: 
    57 Church Hill Rd, Newtown, CT 06470

    Event Start: 5/06/23 10:00 AM (9am arrival)
    Event End: 5/06/23 - 2:00 PM
    Event Website: 
    Expected number of attendees: TBD
    Requested number of characters: 4?
    Requested character types: Any
    Secure changing/staging area: TBD
    Can troopers carry blasters: TBD
    Can troopers carry/bring props like lightsabers and staffs: Yes
    Is parking available: Yes
    Is venue accessible to those with limited mobility: Yes
    Amenities available at venue: Restrooms as well as handicap accessible restrooms are available. 
    Comments:

     

    Hey All, Mitch from Terrificon is doing a Free Comic Book day at Cave Comics in Newtown, CT. We'd love to get a few troops over to this so please sign up! 

    Topic is for discussion of event. To Sign up/RSVP for this event, please visit the calendar link: FREE Comic Day Event at Cave Comics May 6th

  10. Storytime details: 
    These events are part of the larger children's storytime rotation at YNH, and members who participate must be willing and able to read/tell a story to the kids. If your costume prevents you from doing this, we may be able to partner you with someone who can. The population of the children's ward varies greatly, so you will need to be flexible about accomodating different ages (toddler to preteen) and numbers (2 to maybe 10). Because of the intimate nature of these visits, we are curating attendees to ensure that they have some variety of characters and not too many "scary" characters. Please state your interest below, and Kris will both select who is going for this event and note anyone else who was interested for priority in future events. We are targeting monthly events, so everyone will get a turn.

    Medical requirements: Covid + 1 booster minimum, flu shot for current season, and wear a mask while in the hospital

    Parking address: Air Rights Garage, 60 York Street, New Haven (see below for more information)
     
    Arrival time: 10:30 am
    End time: 12 pm

    10:30-12 includes getting ready, story time, and getting ready to leave. Usually the group portion of storytime is 45 min-1 hour, and the remaining time can be for those who may need visits in their rooms.

    Number of Characters: 3 max.
    Lead: John Hajnal
    Supporting: TBD
     
    Contacts:
    Rob Wing, Child Life Assistant
    (p):TBD
    Sheryl Sobolewski, Coordinator of Volunteer Programs-York Street Campus
    203.688.7456 (
    sheryl.sobolewski@ynhh.org to email forms ahead of time if desired)
     
    From our coordinators:
    The most convenient parking is in the Air Rights Garage, 60 York Street, New Haven. The following link will provide help with wayfinding: 
    https://www.ynhh.org/locations/new-haven-20-york-street.aspx (scroll down to parking and select Short Term Parking). Please park on level 4, 6, or 8 for a cost of $1 per hour.  You will use your garage entry ticket to access one of these levels.  Parking on any other level will result in a higher fee. Covered pedestrian connections to the hospital can be found on floor 2 and 4 of the garage.

    Yale New Haven Guest Services can assist with directing you to the Volunteer Services office located at 20 York Street on the 1st Floor, East Pavilion, in the Atrium next to the cafeteria. There is a One-Time Guest Volunteer form (2 sided) which you can find in the Kamino Base Google Drive at 
    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1uqNjaTFpExkeUzhbkuhRfNSLl9Z7OFHZ?usp=sharing.  Each ‘guest volunteer’ should arrive with the completed paperwork, documentation of COVID Vaccination and (1) Booster, and documentation of Flu vaccination for this season. Forms should be turned into Sheryl or one of her colleagues. Blank One-Time Guest forms will be available in the Volunteer Office if needed.

    Though you will not be provided a volunteer uniform or ID, you will still be representing our organization. Please help us to create a great first impression for patients and families by following our Standards of Appearance: please no jeans, shorts, short skirts, or sandals. For health & safety reasons please no artificial nails or strong scents (perfume/cologne etc.).  Any guest who is sick should remain home.

    Topic is for discussion of event. To Sign up/RSVP for this event, please visit the calendar link: Yale New Haven Hospital Storytime Visit April 6th

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  11. Event Name:  Time Travelers Weekend
    Venue:  Harwinton fairgrounds
    Venue address:  150 Locust Rd
                   Harwinton, CT
                   06791
                   USA
    Event Start:  06/24/2023 - TBD
    Event End:    06/25/2023 - TBD
    Event Website:  
    Expected number of attendees:  TBD
    Requested number of characters:  Any
    Requested character types: Any
    Secure changing/staging area: Yes
    Can troopers carry blasters: Yes
    Can troopers carry/bring props like lightsabers and staffs: Yes
    Is parking available: Yes
    Is venue accessible to those with limited mobility: Yes
    Amenities available at venue: Event hosts are happy to provide changing space, restrooms, food, beverages and anything additional that’s needed for this event.
    Comments
    : We’ve decided to add another Time Travelers Weekend for Saturday June 24th and Sunday June 25th. The spring Faire is held at the Harwinton fairgrounds, not far from Torrington. We will have the hostel this spring as we do in the fall, so food and drink are available for any 501st members free of charge. The hostel is set up in a very big steel building, there is a LOT of space inside so any bags, props, gear that needs to be parked but remain accessible will be easy to do. I'm guessing a table and some chairs will be needed, there are electrical outlets in the building if anything needs to be charged. 501st members can park at the rear of the site and come through the back gate for easier access. Let me know what you might need so we can make sure it's ready for you. 

    Topic is for discussion of event. To Sign up/RSVP for this event, please visit the calendar link: Time Travelers Weekend Harwington June 24-25

  12. Event Name:  CES is Out of this World
    Venue:  Center Elementary School
    Venue address:  8 Obtuse Hill Road
                   Brookfield, Connecticut
                   06804
                   USA
    Event Start:  4/22/2023  - 2:00pm
    Event End:    4/22/2023  - 4:00pm
    Event Website:  
    Expected number of attendees:  150
    Requested number of characters:  no limit
    Requested character types: 
    Secure changing/staging area: Yes
    Can troopers carry blasters: Yes
    Can troopers carry/bring props like lightsabers and staffs: Yes
    Is parking available: Yes
    Is venue accessible to those with limited mobility: Yes
    Amenities available at venue: Restrooms available in school.
    Food and water will be provided.
    Comments: **Previously submitted request for 4/29/23, but changed the date to Earth Day 4/22.

    We're saying goodbye to our elementary school.  This is our last school year using our old building.  We think our students are "Out of this World" & we're planning an event to show it!     Our activities will all be Star Wars and space related.
    We'd love some fun interactions with Star Wars characters & villains!

    Topic is for discussion of event. To Sign up/RSVP for this event, please visit the calendar link: CES is Out of this World Sat April 22nd

  13. Parking address: Air Rights Garage, 60 York Street, New Haven (see below for more information)
     
    Arrival time: 10:15 am
    End time: 12 pm
     
    Number of Characters: 3
    Kathie Vrlik
    Steve Burrows
    Leggaire Radden
     
    Contacts:
    Sheryl Sobolewski, Coordinator of Volunteer Programs-York Street Campus
    203.688.7456 
    Laura Shevlin, Child Life Assistant
    (p):203-688-3844, (c): 475-246-3758
     
    From our coordinators:
    Yale New Haven Guest Services can assist with directing you to the Volunteer Services office located at 20 York Street on the 1st Floor, East Pavilion, in the Atrium next to the cafeteria. There is a One-Time Guest Volunteer form (2 sided) which you can find in the Kamino Base Google Drive at https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1uqNjaTFpExkeUzhbkuhRfNSLl9Z7OFHZ?usp=sharingEach ‘guest volunteer’ should arrive with the completed paperwork, documentation of COVID Vaccination and (1) Booster, and documentation of Flu vaccination for this season. Forms should be turned into Sheryl or one of her colleagues. Blank One-Time Guest forms will be available in the Volunteer Office if needed.

    The most convenient parking is in the Air Rights Garage, 60 York Street, New Haven. The following link will provide help with wayfinding:
     https://www.ynhh.org/locations/new-haven-20-york-street.aspx (scroll down to parking and select Short Term Parking). Please park on level 4, 6, or 8 for a cost of $1 per hour.  You will use your garage entry ticket to access one of these levels.  Parking on any other level will result in a higher fee. Covered pedestrian connections to the hospital can be found on floor 2 and 4 of the garage.

    Though you will not be provided a volunteer uniform or ID, you will still be representing our organization. Please help us to create a great first impression for patients and families by following our Standards of Appearance: please no jeans, shorts, short skirts, or sandals. For health & safety reasons please no artificial nails or strong scents (perfume/cologne etc.).  Any guest who is sick should remain home. 
     
    Regarding story time: Usually the group activity is 45 min-1 hour and then the remaining time can be for those who may need visits in their room. The 10:30-12 window is meant to include getting ready, story time, and getting ready to leave. We will adjust future timing if needed depending on what we learn from this visit.
     

     

    Topic is for discussion of event. To Sign up/RSVP for this event, please visit the calendar link: Yale New Haven Hospital Story Time on Thursday, 3/2 Inbox

  14. Event Name: SPACE EXPO 2023

    Venue: 
    New England Air Museum
    36 Perimeter Road 
    Windsor Locks, CT 06096
    Event Start: 4/15/2023 - 9:00am
    Event End: 4/15/2023 - 3:00pm
    Event Website: www.neam.org
    Expected number of attendees: 800
    Characters requested: up to 30
    Secure changing/staging area: Yes (plus food + drink)
    Weapons: Okay
    Event Host Comments: Our annual SPACE EXPO is the largest celebration of all things space in Southern New England. This event is open to the public, and serves 800-1200 visitors annually.We've worked with the CT Garrison for the past several years and would love the opportunity to bring them back again this year. We make an charitable donation to the Windsor Locks Food Pantry.
     
    Hey All! This event is now a Staple of our year and a great event to be a part of! Same type of schedule last year but more details to come! Sign up!
     
    From Event organizer:

    Overall Info

    • The event will be held onsite at the New England Air Museum, 36 Perimeter Road, Windsor Locks CT 06096
    • Saturday, April 15th, 9AM – 3PM

     

    Check-in/Parking

    • Please arrive to the museum for setup between 7:30AM and 8:30AM. The event will begin right at 9AM.
    • Please see the attached document for parking directions. When you arrive to the museum, there will be an open gate to the right of the building (with signs directing you). Please enter through the gate and park behind the building; staff will be there to show you where to park.
    • Everyone will check in at our Civil Aviation Hangar doors. There will be signs and staff to direct.
    • You will all be given gold wristbands.
    • Note: If you have anyone in your group that will be checking in AFTER 8:30AM, please send me a list of names and I will send further instructions.
    • You all will be in our B-29 Classroom for setup/breaks. We will have snacks, water, etc.

     

    Lunch

    • We will have lunch set up for you in the B-29 classroom like we did last year.

     

    Event Info

    • Your appearance times are 9:30-11:30 and 12:30-2:30. I have you on the map but you certainly don’t need to stay in one place!

     

    Breakdown

    • You are welcome to head out after the second appearance. The museum is open until 4PM if you want to stay and explore!

     

    Topic is for discussion of event. To Sign up/RSVP for this event, please visit the calendar link: New England Air Museum SPACE EXPO 2023

  15.  

    Event Name: Hartford Yard Goats Star Wars Night
    Venue: Dunkin' Donuts Park
    Venue address: 1214 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103

    Event Start: 5/04/23 6:00 PM (5pm arrival)
    Event End: 5/04/23 - 9:00 PM
    Event Website: 
    Expected number of attendees: 2000+
    Requested number of characters: As many as possible
    Requested character types: Any
    Secure changing/staging area: Yes, a large private room??off of the concourse??
    Can troopers carry blasters: TBD
    Can troopers carry/bring props like lightsabers and staffs: Yes
    Is parking available: No,??We do not own any parking in or around the park, there is a large parking lot right outside the park that is controlled by the city. It is $7 cash to park and we will reimburse them for that fee.??
    Is venue accessible to those with limited mobility: Yes
    Amenities available at venue: Restrooms as well as handicap accessible restrooms are available. ??Food and water provided. ??
    Comments:

    Another Star Wars night request sent in by LFL. We did this one last year and it was a great success! This one is on a weekday (Thursday) and will be joining our friends with the Rebel Legion / Kessel Temple / Saber Guild. Lets do our best to get some troopers over to this one! No word on blasters yet but I will update that once I have heard from the event lead at the Yard Goats. They do no have parking but the parking available only costs $5 or $7.  Sign up my friends!

     

    Hey all, here is an overview of the stadium so you can get an idea of where we park and enter the stadium. Parking is $7, cash only

    Yardgoats parking-entrance.png

    Topic is for discussion of event. To Sign up/RSVP for this event, please visit the calendar link: Hartford Yard Goats Star Wars Night, May 4th

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