1. The Milford Youth Center will host its first open house early next week, a chance to open the doors, and explain the after-school programs for parents who want to know what it's all about. The center, a town facility, offers supervised activities for up to 200 pre-teens and teens a day. The open house is from 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 28.
2. The Friends of the Milford Upper Charles Trail is a volunteer organization that works with the town's Parks Department to help improve and maintain the walking and biking trail through town. Its next meeting is 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the Senior Center. The board is now seeking nominations for officers for its Board of Directors, and that election will take place Sept. 3 at the meeting.
3. The Milford Community School Use program is now taking registrations for two sessions for young swimmers who want to improve their strokes. Freestyle/crawl, backstroke, breast stroke and butterfly will be covered. See the announcement for more details.
4. The Lions Club of Milford will hold its 26th annual Car Show on Sunday, Sept. 15 at Plains Park. A new format will allow participants to show up, in a "cruise type" format, and allow them to park next to their friends.
5. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission meets at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. The agenda includes an update on the licensing process for the resort casino developments. The meeting is in Boston, but is live streamed through the commission's website, at www.massgaming.com.