Third Thursday in Milford to features authors, community activities

Book signings and parties will liven up downtown Milford for this month’s Third Thursday hosted by Downtown Milford, Inc.

Walnut Street will be closed for traffic in the evening of July 18 while stores stay open until 8 p.m. for shoppers to enjoy their wares. Food trucks will be found along the street, including Zaikka Indian Grill, 5 Star BBQ Bakery, Noah’s Secret Hot Dogs, Cultures Corners at Lifecycle and King’s Ice Cream in the Santa House.

Live music by Broadkill Folks, featuring Celtic and modern songs, will be hosted in front of Irish Rose.

Red Bandana will welcome published author, Bryan Chamberlain. He will sign his book, Snapdragon:  Tears in Blood, between 5-8 p.m. They will also host a Super Smash Brothers Ultimate Tournament from 5-8 p.m. limited to 30 players with a $5 entry fee. Players could win a gift card. Sign up fort his event at Red Bandana.

Dolce Bakery & Coffee Shop will offer 15 percent off waffle cones and ice cream sandwiches made with Dolce cookies. Live acoustic music will be provided by Brother & I.

Gallery 37 will also offer a discount during Third Thursday – $5 off all Milford tiles by the Coleman’s.

Author and illustrator Fred Sponseller will be at Mispillion Art League from 5-8 p.m. to sign his book, Les Legumes from Space. Books and the original illustrations will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting MAL.

Lady Maggie’s Boutique will offer 60 percent off all leather glass handbags.

The Chronicle will host Milford Police Chief Kenny Brown from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for a conversation with the public.

Homestead Bluegrass Band will play at Lifecycle during a lot party to include Cultured Corners’ food truck, Kam Productions with live apparel printing, mural painting, a rain barrel foam machine, sand boxes, Oobleck pools, water games and Lifecycle Groups A, B and C Roadie Rides.

Find more information about Third Thursdays by visiting Downtown Milford, Inc. on Facebook.

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