Sun May 31, 2015 6:00am – 3:00pm

“Pedal for PCRC” & Kids Family Fun Day / Health Fair

Sponsored by: Parent Child Resource Center

Contact Veronica Parsloe
203.954.0543 ext. 130
vparsloe@LNVPCRC.org

Admission: Free
PerkinElmer
710 Bridgeport Avenue
Shelton
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Fri Mar 6, 2015 7:30pm

CT Folk’s Folk Friday Concert: The Asberry Boys

Sponsored by: CT Folk

The Asberry Boys are brothers from New Haven, who play guitars, fiddles, cello, and sing folk, jazz, standards and originals in gorgeous harmonies.

Admission: $15 advance, $20door
First Presbyterian Church
704 Whitney Avenue
New Haven
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Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:00pm

Familiar

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

World Premiere
FAMILIAR
By DANAI GURIRA
Directed by REBECCA TAICHMAN
Commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre

January 30-February 21, 2015
Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street)

About Familiar

In a snowy Midwestern suburb, Marvelous and Donald are preparing for the marriage of their eldest daughter. Clashes erupt within the family when the first-generation American bride-to-be insists on observing a traditional Zimbabwean wedding ritual. Familiar is a richly funny and deeply moving new play about the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters, sisters, wives and husbands—the customs they keep, and the secrets they keep buried.

Born in the U.S. and raised in Zimbabwe, OBIE and Whiting Writers Award winning playwright Danai Gurira is the author of the critically acclaimed plays Eclipsed (Yale Rep, 2009), the Pulitzer Prize nominated In the Continuum (co-written with Nikkole Salter; Yale Rep, 2007), and The Convert. Rebecca Taichman’s previous Yale Rep credits include the world premieres of David Adjmi’s Marie Antoinette and The Evildoers.

Admission: Varies.
Yale Repertory Theatre
1120 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Sat Feb 7 – Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:00pm

Familiar

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

World Premiere
FAMILIAR
By DANAI GURIRA
Directed by REBECCA TAICHMAN
Commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre

January 30-February 21, 2015
Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street)

About Familiar

In a snowy Midwestern suburb, Marvelous and Donald are preparing for the marriage of their eldest daughter. Clashes erupt within the family when the first-generation American bride-to-be insists on observing a traditional Zimbabwean wedding ritual. Familiar is a richly funny and deeply moving new play about the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters, sisters, wives and husbands—the customs they keep, and the secrets they keep buried.

Born in the U.S. and raised in Zimbabwe, OBIE and Whiting Writers Award winning playwright Danai Gurira is the author of the critically acclaimed plays Eclipsed (Yale Rep, 2009), the Pulitzer Prize nominated In the Continuum (co-written with Nikkole Salter; Yale Rep, 2007), and The Convert. Rebecca Taichman’s previous Yale Rep credits include the world premieres of David Adjmi’s Marie Antoinette and The Evildoers.

Admission: Varies.
Yale Repertory Theatre
1120 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Fri Feb 6, 2015 7:30pm

CT Folk’s Folk Friday Concert: CT Artists’ Showcase

Sponsored by: CT Folk

Ron Anthony and Dan Tressler perform!

Admission: $15 advance, $20door
First Presbyterian Church
704 Whitney Avenue
New Haven
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Fri Jan 30 – Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:00pm

Familiar

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

World Premiere
FAMILIAR
By DANAI GURIRA
Directed by REBECCA TAICHMAN
Commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre

January 30-February 21, 2015
Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street)

yalerep@yale.edu

YALEREP.org

203-432-1234

About Familiar

In a snowy Midwestern suburb, Marvelous and Donald are preparing for the marriage of their eldest daughter. Clashes erupt within the family when the first-generation American bride-to-be insists on observing a traditional Zimbabwean wedding ritual. Familiar is a richly funny and deeply moving new play about the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters, sisters, wives and husbands—the customs they keep, and the secrets they keep buried.

Born in the U.S. and raised in Zimbabwe, OBIE and Whiting Writers Award winning playwright Danai Gurira is the author of the critically acclaimed plays Eclipsed (Yale Rep, 2009), the Pulitzer Prize nominated In the Continuum (co-written with Nikkole Salter; Yale Rep, 2007), and The Convert. Rebecca Taichman’s previous Yale Rep credits include the world premieres of David Adjmi’s Marie Antoinette and The Evildoers.

Admission: Varies.
Yale Repertory Theatre
1120 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:30pm

Citizenship Classes

Sponsored by: Valley Regional Adult Education

Citizenship Classes begin January 20th @ 5:30-7:30pm @ the Shelton Intermediate School.  Classes are free to residents of Ansonia, Derby, Shelton, Seymour and Monroe. Registration is the first night of class. The class meets on Wednesdays starting January 20th until March 17th.  For a printable schedule click the link below.

Admission: Free
Shelton Intermediate School
675 Constitution Blvd. North
Shelton
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Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:00am – 4:00pm

19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s Legacy

Sponsored by: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

The Yale Peabody Museum will open its doors once again in honor of Dr. King and his efforts to ensure environmental and social justice among all people. The weekend’s activities will include world-class performances and educational activities for visitors of all ages.

Admission: Free
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
170 Whitney Avenue
New Haven
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Sun Jan 18 – Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:00pm – 4:00pm

19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s Legacy

Sponsored by: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

The Yale Peabody Museum will open its doors once again in honor of Dr. King and his efforts to ensure environmental and social justice among all people. The weekend’s activities will include world-class performances and educational activities for visitors of all ages.

Admission: Free
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
170 Whitney Avenue
New Haven
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Tue Jan 13 – Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:30am

English As a Second Language Evening Class Registration

Sponsored by: Valley Regional Adult Education

English As a Second Language Evening Class Registration - Jan. 12 & 13

Admission: Free
Valley Regional Adult Education
415 Howe Ave.
Shelton
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Mon Jan 12 – Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:30am

English As a Second Language Day Class Registration

Sponsored by: Valley Regional Adult Education

English As a Second Language, ESL, DAY class registration is on Monday, Jan. 12 & Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 9:30am.  Classes are free to Ansonia, Derby, Shelton, Seymour and Monroe residents.

Admission: Free
Valley Regional Adult Education
415 Howe Ave.
Shelton
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Mon Jan 12 – Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:30am

GED Classes

Sponsored by: Valley Regional Adult Education

GED Class registration is Jan. 12th & 13th.  Classes are free to residents of Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton and Monroe.  Day and Evening classes are available.  See the attached flyer for class schedule.

Admission: Free
Adult Learning Center
415 Howe Ave.
Shelton
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Fri Jan 9, 2015 7:30pm

CT Folk’s Folk Friday Concert: Lara Herscovitch and Kristen Graves

Sponsored by: CT Folk

Former, current CT State Troubadours

Admission: $15 advance, $20door
First Presbyterian Church
704 Whitney Avenue
New Haven
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Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:00am – 4:00pm

December School Vacation Program (K-8)

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

A variety of creative, fun, stimulating activities in a friendly atmosphere. Swimming, crafts, outdoor play and more. Full day childcare available 9am-4pm. With extended care available 7-9am and 4-6pm. Kosher morning and afternoon snack provided.
Contact: Kari McInerney, karim@jccnh.org, 203-387-2522

Admission: See brochure.
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Teen Movie Night (for ages 12-17)

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Teens are invited to the screening of a newly released DVD.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Registration is requested.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:00pm – 1:30pm

TURN IT UP! (Ages 3-8)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER EACH CHILD SEPARATELY. ALSO, PARENTS/CAREGIVERS DO NOT NEED TO BE REGISTERED, ONLY THEIR CHILDREN.

Children ages 3-8 are invited to join the fun during a music and movement program. Sandi Schuchmann presents Turn it Up! which will have everyone up and moving during this highly interactive, half-hour music program.  There is no fee to attend.

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:00am – 4:00pm

December School Vacation Program (K-8)

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

A variety of creative, fun, stimulating activities in a friendly atmosphere. Swimming, crafts, outdoor play and more. Full day childcare available 9am-4pm. With extended care available 7-9am and 4-6pm. Kosher morning and afternoon snack provided.
Contact: Kari McInerney, karim@jccnh.org, 203-387-2522

Admission: See brochure.
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:30pm – 7:30pm

EVENING BOOK CLUB

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

A LITERARY DISCUSSION GROUP THAT FOCUSES ON SHORT NOVELS, MEMOIRS, AND INSPIRATIONAL TITLES.  THIS MONTH’S BOOK IS “GIFT FROM THE SEA” BY ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH.  COPIES ARE AVAILABLE AT OUR LIBRARY.  FOR DETAILS CALL 203-734-1492.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE.
Derby
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Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:00am

CHILDREN’S WINTER BINGO (Ages 4-11)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPT.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER EACH CHILD SEPARATELY.   ALSO, PARENTS/CAREGIVERS DO NOT NEED TO BE REGISTERED, ONLY THEIR CHILDREN.

It’s time for Winter Bingo at the Derby Public Library.  Families with children ages 4-11 are invited to attend and try their luck.  Children will be creating their own bingo card prior to the game. Books will be among the prizes for bingo winners.

Admission: Free
MEET AT CHILDREN'S DEPT.
313 ELIZABETH ST.
Derby
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Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:00am – 4:00pm

December School Vacation Program (K-8)

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

A variety of creative, fun, stimulating activities in a friendly atmosphere. Swimming, crafts, outdoor play and more.
Full day childcare available 9am-4pm. With extended care available 7-9am and 4-6pm. Kosher morning and afternoon snack provided.
Contact: Kari McInerney, karim@jccnh.org, 203-387-2522

Admission: See brochure.
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:00am – 4:00pm

December School Vacation Program (K-8)

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

A variety of creative, fun, stimulating activities in a friendly atmosphere. Swimming, crafts, outdoor play and more. Full day childcare available 9am-4pm. With extended care available 7-9am and 4pm-6pm. Kosher morning and afternoon snack provided.
Contact: Kari McInerney, karim@jccnh.org, 203-387-2522

Admission: See brochure.
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:00pm – 6:00pm

HARVEST TEA

Sponsored by: ST. ANDREWS WOMEN'S GUILD

HARVEST TEA NEWHALLVILLE COMMUNITY EVENT - REACHING OUT TO THE COMMUNITY BLOCK BY BLOCK. JOIN US FOR INSPIRING WORDS, YOUTH SKIT, DANCE AND DELICIOUS FOOD-CALL 203-936-8089 RSVP BY 11/14/2014

Admission: $20.00
ST ANDREW'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
262 SHELTON AVE
NEW HAVEN
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Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:00pm

Heather Fay at Best Video Performance Space

Sponsored by: Best Video Performance Space

Singer Heather Fay will play the Best Video Performance Space with her band on Friday, Dec. 19. The music starts at 8 PM and the cover is $5.

Alt-country singer, songwriter and guitarist Heather Fay chronicles her philosophies and adventures through honest songs with bright, delicate melodies and inventive lyrics. Each of her original tunes is rooted in raw emotion and unfolds a fresh plot that explores her personal perspectives on love, heartbreak, hope, endings, new beginnings and the complex human journey.

Her careful work in the studio illuminates her command as a musical storyteller, sparked by the many poets and artists that have colored her world, including Tom Waits, James Taylor, Carol King, Fiona Apple, Jeff Tweedy, Simon & Garfunkel, Billy Bragg and Colin Hay. Heather invites her growing audience of worldwide listeners into each imaginative, intimate stage of her creative process through energetic live online performances that express her faith in the collaborative nature of music and its power to forge intense bonds and build enduring friendships.

After Heather started a family, the challenge of making music while having two young children at home inspired her to seek alternative avenues for releasing music and delivering live performances. Heather put out her first album “Scrape Knee’d Girl” in 2009. In 2011 she became one of the first musicians to use the Hangouts On-Air platform on Google+ to build a global audience for her music and now has more than 1,000,000 global followers.

Best Video Performance Space is located at 1842 Whitney Ave. in Hamden. Phone (203) 287-9286.

Admission: $5
Best Video Performance Space
1842 Whitney Ave.
Hamden
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Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:00pm – 9:00pm

sip n shop for a cause

Sponsored by: Heels N More

Sip n shop for a cause will be a fundraising networking and shopping event showcasing local small businesses while enjoying mocktails and lite refreshments raffles and shopping heels n more will be donating a portion of the proceeds to life haven a local women and childern shelter in new haven as well as collecting donations for the shelter as well
We will be collecting blankets pillows clothes personal hygiene products as well as robes and more

Admission: 5.00
River Run
50 grand ave
New Haven
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Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:00pm

Holiday Brass with the NHSO Brass Quintet

Sponsored by: New Haven Symphony Orchestra

Celebrate the season with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet in a special concert at the Yale Center for British Art. The program includes many holiday favorites, including “It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas,” “The First Noel,” “Christmastime is Here,” and “Sleigh Ride.”

The quintet will feature Ken Tedeschi and Larry Gareau on trumpet, Barbara Hall on horn, Scott Cranston on tombone, and Adam Crowe on tuba.

This concert will take place in the Center’s Library Court. Please note that seating is limited.

Admission: Free
Yale Center for British Art
1080 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:30pm – 7:30pm

WRITERS’  ROUND

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

A WORKSHOP FOR WRITERS OF ALL TYPES—PROSE, FICTION , POETRY, SCRIPTS, SONG LYRICS, ETC.  BRING YOUR ORIGINAL WORKS TO SHARE WITH OTHERS.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE.
Derby
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Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:00am – 11:30am

Tech Time:  Photo Editing/Scanning

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Techniques on how to improve the quality and usability of existing electronic photographs, as well as how to best create electronic versions of printed photos will be shown.

Ideas for future topics are welcomed.

No reservations are accepted and there is a seven seat limit per class.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Tech Time:  Photo Editing/Scanning

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Techniques on how to improve the quality and usability of existing electronic photographs, as well as how to best create electronic versions of printed photos will be shown.

Ideas for future topics are welcomed.

No reservations are accepted and there is a seven seat limit per class.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:30am – 11:30pm

TECH TALKS—RECENT TECHNOLOGY

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

COME LEARN ABOUT WHAT IS NEW IN ELECTRONICS AND HOW BEST TO USE THEM.  BRING YOUR QUESTIONS. FOR THIS MONTH’S TOPIC, CALL 203-734-1492.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
3
Derby
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Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:00am – 8:00pm

HOLIDAY FUN DAY—ALL DAY

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

AN OPEN-HOUSE DAY FILLED WITH TREATS, REFRESHMENTS, GAMES AND MORE.  SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES.  BRING THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH US.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE.
Derby
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Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:00pm – 8:00pm

READ to PAYSON for Ages 5 to 11

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER EACH CHILD SEPARATELY. ALSO, PARENTS/CAREGIVERS DO NOT NEED TO BE REGISTERED, ONLY THEIR CHILDREN.

Janet Sabovik and her therapy dog Payson are part of the lineup of events at the Derby Public Library. Children ages 5-11 are invited to share a book with Payson during this interactive reading program.

Each child will be given a 10-15 minute time slot to read to Payson. Payson, an Australian Shepherd, is a rescue dog who was found roaming the streets of Kentucky. She and Janet are registered with Therapy Dogs, Inc. and volunteer throughout the community. Janet and Payson are also currently volunteering at several universities in the area as part of their distress workshops for college students.

This is a great opportunity for beginner or reluctant readers as well as experienced readers to build confidence, enhance their reading skills achieved during the school year, and encourage a love of reading. Participants are encouraged to stop by the Children’s Room to select a book with Payson’s “paw of approval” to share with her for the program.

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:30pm – 3:00pm

The Friends of the Seymour Library Books discussion

Sponsored by: Friends of the Seymour Library

The Friends of the Seymour Library will meet to discuss the book The Fault in our stars by John Green at December 16th at 1:30 pm. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

Admission: Free
Seymour Library
46 Church St
Seymour
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Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:00pm

The Coastal Chordsmen

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

This 30-man a cappella group sings holiday favorites, with some surprises!  This is a terrific program for the whole family, and is guaranteed to give you that holiday spirit!  Free.
Generously funded by the Friends of Milford Library.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:00pm – 7:00pm

TECH TALKS—RECENT TECHNOLOGY

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

COME LEARN ABOUT THE LATEST UPDATES TO ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND HOW BEST TO USE THEM FOR YOUR NEEDS.  FOR THIS MONTH’S TOPIC CALL 203-734-1492.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE.
Derby
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Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:30pm – 1:30pm

WOMEN’S FORUM—HOLIDAY LUNCH

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

MEMBERS OF THIS LITERARY/HISTORICAL DISCUSSION GROUP ARE INVITED TO BRING A DISH FOR OUR POT-LUCK LUNCH.  WE SERVE FREE COFFEE AND TEA.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE.
Derby
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Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:30pm – 1:30pm

WOMEN’S FORUM—HOLIDAY LUNCH

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

MEMBERS OF THIS LITERARY/HISTORICAL DISCUSSION GROUP ARE INVITED TO BRING A DISH FOR OUR POT-LUCK LUNCH.  WE SERVE FREE COFFEE AND TEA.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE.
Derby
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Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:00am – 7:30pm

Annual Holiday Open House

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Over the years, the day’s activities have expanded.  From 1:30 PM go 4:00 PM,  Marc Weissman will entertain all visitors on the keyboard as he plays the sounds of the season. In what has become a holiday tradition, once again highlighting the festivities will be a visit from the Connecticut Yuletide Carolers from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (please register for this portion of the program under the 6:00 PM Eventkeeper listing).  These traditionally garbed Carolers will fill the cold winter air with the warm sounds of the season, bringing holiday cheer to young and old alike. They will stroll throughout the Library, inviting all to sing-along. Cookies and punch will be available throughout the day. There will also be free holiday-themed basket raffles open to all visitors.  As usual, this beautiful historic building will be decked, inside and out, in all its holiday glory.  Everyone is invited to take part in this special day.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Sun Dec 14, 2014 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Christmas Dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Claus

Sponsored by: Master's Table Community Meals, Inc

Join Master’s Table in celebrating the Holiday Season.

Admission: Free
Christ Church (across from Ansonia Library)
56 South Cliff Street
Ansonia
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Sun Dec 14, 2014 2:00pm

A Renaissance Christmas

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

Entwyned Early Music performs Renaissance and Baroque music with lute, Renaissance flute, and viola da gamba.  Free.  Generously funded by the Friends of Milford Library.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Hands on Hanukkah

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

Hanukkah goes to the mall. Dreidel spin off, Hanukkah singers and musicians, photos with dizzy the dreidel, raffles, giveaways, great prizes, free. Enjoy yummy samples, fun activities, and performances by members of the Greater New Haven community! A hands-on experience allows all members of your family to experience Hanukkah and the opportunity to learn more about our Jewish community.

Admission: Free
CT Post Mall
1201 Boston Post Rd.
Milford
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Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:00pm – 10:00pm

War

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

About War

Tensions escalate between Tate and Joanne at their mother’s hospital bedside. As they attack each other’s smallest words and biggest choices, they are ambushed by two strangers who make a shocking claim about their grandfather’s WWII tour of duty. War is a wildly provocative, bracingly funny, and all-too-human portrait of a family navigating the landmines of the past as they try to broker peace with each other—and themselves—in the present.

Acclaimed playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins makes his Yale Rep debut with the world premiere of War. His recent plays An Octoroon and Appropriate, which the New York Times praised as “highly entertaining, sharp, and peopled with complex characters,” were honored together with the 2014 OBIE Award for Best New American Play. Lileana Blain-Cruz recently directed Christina Anderson’s Hollow Roots for The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival.

Admission: Free
Yale Repertory Theatre
1120 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Sat Dec 13, 2014 2:00pm – 4:00pm

TEEN VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND CHALLENGE THEM TO A GAME OF “NEW SUPER SMASH BROS.”  ON OUR NINTENDO WII U. PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AND SNACKS ARE SERVED FREE. NO REGISTRATION IS NEEDED.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE.
Derby
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Sat Dec 13, 2014 2:00pm – 4:00pm

War

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

About War

Tensions escalate between Tate and Joanne at their mother’s hospital bedside. As they attack each other’s smallest words and biggest choices, they are ambushed by two strangers who make a shocking claim about their grandfather’s WWII tour of duty. War is a wildly provocative, bracingly funny, and all-too-human portrait of a family navigating the landmines of the past as they try to broker peace with each other—and themselves—in the present.

Acclaimed playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins makes his Yale Rep debut with the world premiere of War. His recent plays An Octoroon and Appropriate, which the New York Times praised as “highly entertaining, sharp, and peopled with complex characters,” were honored together with the 2014 OBIE Award for Best New American Play. Lileana Blain-Cruz recently directed Christina Anderson’s Hollow Roots for The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival.

Admission: Free
Yale Repertory Theatre
1120 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Overshores Brewery Grand Opening Holiday Bash

Sponsored by: Overshores Brewing Company

Join us for our holiday bash featuring Brewery Tours, Live Music, Food Trucks, Giveaways, Belgian Beer Specials, and Brewery Exclusive Limited Edition dry hopped Beers.

Please come celebrate with one of CT’s best breweries!

Free admission.

203-285-3210
christian@overshores.com

Admission: Free Admission
Overshores Brewing Company
250 Bradley Street
East Haven
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Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:00am

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Ages 3-8)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER EACH CHILD SEPARATELY. ALSO, PARENTS/CAREGIVERS DO NOT NEED TO BE REGISTERED, ONLY THEIR CHILDREN.

A special holiday event will take place at the Derby Public Library.  Families with children ages 3-8 are invited to celebrate the season with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer presented by Linda Milardo.  The program includes stories, songs, and a reindeer ornament craft.  There is no fee to attend, but registration is requested.

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:00am

ANSONIA MARATHON BINGO sjc

Sponsored by: St Joseph Church

SATURDAY MONTHLY BINGO, DEC 13, JAN 10, FEB 21, MAR 14, APR 11.  40 GAMES ADMISSION $15.  Starts 10am   Handicap Accessible

Admission: $15.00
Warsaw Park
119 Pulaski Highway
Ansonia
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Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:00pm – 10:00pm

War

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

About War

Tensions escalate between Tate and Joanne at their mother’s hospital bedside. As they attack each other’s smallest words and biggest choices, they are ambushed by two strangers who make a shocking claim about their grandfather’s WWII tour of duty. War is a wildly provocative, bracingly funny, and all-too-human portrait of a family navigating the landmines of the past as they try to broker peace with each other—and themselves—in the present.

Acclaimed playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins makes his Yale Rep debut with the world premiere of War. His recent plays An Octoroon and Appropriate, which the New York Times praised as “highly entertaining, sharp, and peopled with complex characters,” were honored together with the 2014 OBIE Award for Best New American Play. Lileana Blain-Cruz recently directed Christina Anderson’s Hollow Roots for The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival.

Admission: Free
Yale Repertory Theatre
1120 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Fri Dec 12 – Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:30pm – 2:00pm

Christmas at Santa Claus Station. A New Musical!

Sponsored by: Pantochino Productions

Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc. presents the merriest musical of the season, “Christmas at Santa Claus Station” by Bert Bernardi and Justin Rugg.  Christmas is full steam ahead for the fantastical passengers on the Holiday Express. But a quick stop at Santa Claus Station brings Santa and the Elves some unexpected surprises! Can they make it back to the North Pole in time for Christmas? This enchanting and heartwarming new musical is the perfect holiday treat for the entire family. Performs Friday December 12 & 19th at 7:30pm, Saturday December 13th at 2 & 5:30pm, Saturday December 20th at 2pm, Sundays at 2pm. Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Avenue in Downtown Milford. All seats $18. online, or $20. at the door.

Admission: $18-20.
Milford Center for the Arts
40 Railroad Avenue in Downtown Milford
Milford
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Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Winter Fest Holiday Party

Sponsored by: Food Allergy Education Network

Crafts, Games, Music, Raffle, Pictures and Story time with Santa, Ages 0-12. This is a food-free party sponsored by Food Allergy Education Network, a local not-for-profit supporting children and families with food allergies. Donations of raffle items are accepted. Please call 203-415-5613 for more information

Admission: Free
Branford Community House
46 Church Street
Branford
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Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:00pm – 10:00pm

War

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

About War

Tensions escalate between Tate and Joanne at their mother’s hospital bedside. As they attack each other’s smallest words and biggest choices, they are ambushed by two strangers who make a shocking claim about their grandfather’s WWII tour of duty. War is a wildly provocative, bracingly funny, and all-too-human portrait of a family navigating the landmines of the past as they try to broker peace with each other—and themselves—in the present.

Acclaimed playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins makes his Yale Rep debut with the world premiere of War. His recent plays An Octoroon and Appropriate, which the New York Times praised as “highly entertaining, sharp, and peopled with complex characters,” were honored together with the 2014 OBIE Award for Best New American Play. Lileana Blain-Cruz recently directed Christina Anderson’s Hollow Roots for The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival.

Admission: Free
Yale Repertory Theatre
1120 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:00pm

Five in the Chamber at Best Video Performance Space

Sponsored by: Best Video Performance Space

Five in the Chamber play the Best Video Performance Space on Thursday, Dec. 12. The music starts at 8 PM and the cover is $5.

Five in the Chamber is a New Haven, CT-based rollicking bluegrass and old-time string band with a rocking edge. Brought together through a series of music festivals during the Summer of 2011, the band quickly galvanized and established itself as a staple in the area’s emerging Bluegrass scene. With tight arrangements, unique harmony vocals, and a shared passion for writing original music as well as studying and reinterpreting the bluegrass song book, Five in the Chamber brings a fresh and exciting twist to the bluegrass repertoire. The band released their debut album in the Fall of 2013 entitled Live in the Chamber to rave reviews.

Band members are Ken McEwen (Guitar, Vocals), Andrea Asprelli (Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals), Dave Casali (Bass, Vocals), Pete Kaufman (Banjo) and Sean Mack (Mandolin).

Among their influences are Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, Jimmy Martin, J.D. Crowe and The New South, Del McCoury, John Hartford, Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Bob Dylan, The Band, Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, Steve Earle and Gillian Welch.

Best Video Performance Space is located at 1842 Whitney Ave. in Hamden. Phone (203) 287-9286.

Admission: $5
Best Video Performance Space
1842 Whitney Ave.
Hamden
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Thu Dec 11 – Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Teen Winter Watercolor Painting

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

This two-session workshop will be led by Valley Arts Council member Rich DiCarlo.  All materials will be provided.

Registration is requested.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:00pm – 10:00pm

War

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

About War

Tensions escalate between Tate and Joanne at their mother’s hospital bedside. As they attack each other’s smallest words and biggest choices, they are ambushed by two strangers who make a shocking claim about their grandfather’s WWII tour of duty. War is a wildly provocative, bracingly funny, and all-too-human portrait of a family navigating the landmines of the past as they try to broker peace with each other—and themselves—in the present.

Acclaimed playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins makes his Yale Rep debut with the world premiere of War. His recent plays An Octoroon and Appropriate, which the New York Times praised as “highly entertaining, sharp, and peopled with complex characters,” were honored together with the 2014 OBIE Award for Best New American Play. Lileana Blain-Cruz recently directed Christina Anderson’s Hollow Roots for The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival.

Admission: Free
Yale Repertory Theatre
1120 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Listen Here: “Love is All Around”

Sponsored by: The Institute Library, New Haven Review, New Haven Theater Co.

The Institute Library, New Haven Review, and New Haven Theater Company are pleased to announce the return of Listen Here, the short story reading series in which actors from the New Haven Theater Company read short stories chosen by New Haven Review editors. Join us for the reading, coffee, snacks, capped off by a half-hour “talk back” at the end with the performers and editors.

December’s “Love is All Around” features Steve Almond’s “The Soul Molecule,” and Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory.”

Check back for our schedule in the New Year, when we’ll have programs January-May.

Admission: Free, donations okay
The Institute Library
847 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:30pm – 7:30pm

BEDTIME MUSIC & MOVEMENT

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

COME DANCE UNDER OUR INDOOR STARS WITH MISS KATHI.  WEAR YOUR JAMMIES AND BRING A STUFFED ANIMAL IF YOU WISH.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE.
Derby
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Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Enhancing Landscape to Promote Butterflies

Sponsored by: Lyman Allyn Art Museum

Please join us on Wednesday Dec, 10th to hear Charles Boos, Certified Arborist and UCONN Master Gardener, as he talks about the increasingly crucial role our landscape plants play in supporting local populations of butterflies. Organized in conjunction with “Catch the Butterflies,” an installation by artist Brian Keith Stephens, this talk will illuminate how increasing urbanization has led to a highly fragmented and diminished habitat for butterflies and other insect wildlife.

Charles will highlight some of the plant species we can plant to help feed and provide cover for our native wildlife in our increasingly suburban habitat. He will also point out some of the worst invasive plant offenders in our home landscapes and will show how to replace them with species that are native, that support our native wildlife, and that also enhance the landscape.

Reception: 5PM Presentation: 6PM

Reservations are Required. Members: $5 Non-members: $10

Reservations: 860.443.2545 x129 or email at info@lymanallyn.org

Admission: Members: $5 Non-memb
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
625 Williams St.
New London
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Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Holiday Lunchtime Book Discussion

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

The selected holiday title is An Irish Country Christmas by Patrick Taylor. As Christmas draws near in the village of Ballybuckleboo, Dr. Fingal O’Reilly and his junior partner Barry Laverty contend with a variety of comical village ailments, as well as romantic troubles.  Then a new doctor arrives and causes a ruckus by poaching their patients and prescribing ludicrous cures.  This warmhearted novel also features “Ulster Christmas Recipes.”

Multiple copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.  Participants are asked to bring a sandwich and a friend as they “chat and chew.”  Dessert and beverages will be provided.  Registration is requested.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:00am – 1:00pm

Celebrate the Season: A Lecture by Kathy Maher

Sponsored by: Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

On December 10, 2014, 11 a.m., the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, located at 295 West Avenue in Norwalk, CT will present Celebrate the Season, a lecture by Kathy Maher, Executive Director of The Barnum Museum.  As a wonderful diversion from the holiday hustle and bustle, lecture goers will take a fascinating journey back in time to holiday festivities of a bygone era as Ms. Maher presents the evolution of Christmas during the 19th century.

For well over 120 years, the celebration of this holiday has been a part of American culture and has prevailed through more than a century of altering traditions.  The holiday season as we now know it, emerged from a Victorian spirit of generosity, benevolence, and community fellowship. From delicate homemade decorations and treats to the whirlwind of commercially produced ornaments and gifts, Ms. Maher will discuss the historic transformation of this extraordinary holiday.

Ms. Maher has over 27 years’ experience working for museums that are recognized as nationally significant historic landmarks.  Throughout her career, she has envisioned, created and implemented numerous social historical exhibitions and programs that explore themes ranging from the transformation of family structure and the role of women during the American Civil War, to the struggles and triumphs of an emerging 19th century industrial America.  Authoring numerous publications and exhibition narratives, Maher has been the recipient of State and National awards for research and presentation.

Ms. Maher was appointed Executive Director of The Barnum Museum in 2005.  She holds a MA from New York University and has been a guest historian for the History Channel, Arts & Entertainment Network, Biography, MSG Network, British Broadcasting Company (BBC), New England Cable News (NECN), CT Public Television (CPTV), and National Public Radio (NPR.)

This will be the seventh in a series of lectures entitled, Lockwood-Mathews Mansion: Seventy-Four Years of Culture - Art, Life, and Love, 1864-1938 by curators and experts in the field of Victorian era material life. The lectures are $25 for members, $30 for non-members per session. Please RSVP by Friday, December 5, 2014. The price includes lecture, lunch and a first floor Mansion tour.  Lunch is courtesy of Michael Gilmartin’s Outdoor Cookers.  The chair of the Lecture Committee is Mimi Findlay of New Canaan. Please contact info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com or 203-838-9799, ext. 4 to purchase tickets.

The Museum’s 2014 cultural and educational programs are made possible in part by generous funding from LMMM’s Founding Patrons, the Estate of Mrs. Cynthia Clark Brown; The LMMM Distinguished Benefactors, Klaff’s, The Xerox Foundation, and The Maurice Goodman Foundation;  LMMM Sustainers: Spinnaker Real Estate Partners.

Admission: $25/members, $30/non
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
295 West Avenue
Norwalk
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Tue Dec 9, 2014 8:00pm – 10:00pm

War

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

About War

Tensions escalate between Tate and Joanne at their mother’s hospital bedside. As they attack each other’s smallest words and biggest choices, they are ambushed by two strangers who make a shocking claim about their grandfather’s WWII tour of duty. War is a wildly provocative, bracingly funny, and all-too-human portrait of a family navigating the landmines of the past as they try to broker peace with each other—and themselves—in the present.

Acclaimed playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins makes his Yale Rep debut with the world premiere of War. His recent plays An Octoroon and Appropriate, which the New York Times praised as “highly entertaining, sharp, and peopled with complex characters,” were honored together with the 2014 OBIE Award for Best New American Play. Lileana Blain-Cruz recently directed Christina Anderson’s Hollow Roots for The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival.

Admission: Free
Yale Repertory Theatre
1120 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Tue Dec 9, 2014 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Recycle,Repurpose, Reuse Craft Class

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Ansonia Animal Control Officer, Jeanie Roslonowski, will show participants, ages eighteen and over, how to create Holiday Gifts—Going Green by recycling everyday household items.  Class will also include information on animal issues. Registration is required.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Tue Dec 9, 2014 6:30pm – 7:30pm

TWEEN TUESDAYS (Ages 10-12)- Winter/Holiday Theme

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPT.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER EACH CHILD SEPARATELY. ALSO, PARENTS/CAREGIVERS DO NOT NEED TO BE REGISTERED, ONLY THEIR CHILDREN.

The Tween Tuesdays program for 10-12-year-olds continues at the Derby Public Library where “tweens” will have an opportunity to use their creative talents with several craft projects. All materials will be supplied and there is no fee to attend. This month join us for a winter/holiday-themed program.

Admission: Free
MEET AT CHILDREN'S DEPT.
313 ELIZABETH ST.
Derby
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Tue Dec 9, 2014 6:00pm

Artist Gallery Talk by Dan Gottsegen

Sponsored by: The New Haven Lawn Club

Artist Dan Gottsegen will give a talk about his work on Tuesday, December 9 at 6 PM. This talk is in conjunction with his amazing exhibit at the New Haven Lawn Club.  Come here about the influences and inspirations for Gottsegen’s paintings, including his many years catching and banding wild hawks to study their migration, his solo wilderness treks in the High Sierra, and the writers and poets whose work have influenced his and with whom he has sometimes collaborated. Gottsegen will also show his large scale public art projects, a marriage of landscape architecture and art, which include unique and colorful glass elements. And he will share the technique behind the stunning reduction relief prints in the show (a technique for which he has become known).

Admission: Free for all.
The New Haven Lawn Club
193 Whitney Ave
New Haven, CT
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Tue Dec 9, 2014 6:00pm – 7:00pm

MEET THE AUTHOR—RICH MARAZZI

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

ANSONIA AUTHOR RICH MARAZZI DISCUSSES HIS NEW BOOK—“A BOWLFUL OF MEMORIES” ALL ABOUT FOOTBALL HISTORY AT YALE.  COPIES OF THE BOOK WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE.
Derby
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Tue Dec 9, 2014 4:00pm

Chamber Chorus of the Yale Camerata in Kristallnacht Remembrance Concert

Sponsored by: Church of the Redeemer

The Kristallnacht Remembrance Concert for Peace to be performed by the Chamber Chorus of the Yale Camerata on November 9, featuring “Annelies” by James Whitbourn


New Haven, CT October 31, 2014   On the anniversary of Kristallnacht, Sunday, November 9, the Chamber Chorus of the Yale Camerata will perform a remembrance concert dedicated to peace. The concert takes place at 4 p.m. in the Church of the Redeemer on Cold Spring Road in New Haven. The concert is free and open to the public.

“One day this terrible war will be over and we’ll be people again.”
  (Anne Frank, 11 April, 1944.)

This text was used as a jumping off point for Marguerite Brooks, conductor, in choosing compositions for the evening. The Kristallnacht Remembrance Concert for Peace will feature three works: “Annelies” by James Whitbourn, “Prayer Before Sleep” by Sid Robinovitch, and “Before Too Long” by Mark Miller using a poem written by a child, Alena Synkova, imprisoned in the Terezin Concentration Camp.

“Annelies” by James Whitbourn (b. 1963) - Ann Frank’s diary is the basis for the libretto. If Anne Frank, formally named Annelies, had not died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, she would be 85 years old. Whitbourn’s dramatic and poignant composition contrasts captivity and freedom, the darkness of the hidden living quarters and the light of the sky, fear and hope. The world premier was performed in London in 2005.

“Prayer Before Sleep” by Sid Robinovitch (b. 1942) The ethereal “Prayer Before Sleep” is the final composition in Robinovitch’s dynamic six-part Talmud Suite, written for a cappella chorus and very much in the spirit of Eastern European Jewish music.

“Before Too Long” by Mark Miller (b. 1967) The hopeful message of “Before Too Long” is based on a poem from the book, “I Never Saw Another Butterfly: Children’s Drawings and Poems from Terezin Concentration Camp 1942-1944.” Written by a child, Alena Synkova, she was born in Prague in 1926 and imprisoned in the Terezin Concentration Camp in 1942. She survived and returned home after the liberation. This work was first performed in 1999.

Kristallnacht Remembrance will be conducted by founder Marguerite Brooks, and accompanied by Andrew Grenci (clarinet), Lisa Rautenberg (violin), Rebecca Patterson (violoncello), and Erika Schroth (piano).

The Camerata Chamber Choir is part of the Yale Camerata, a vocal ensemble at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music led by conductor and founder, Marguerite Brooks. Its singers are Yale graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, staff and experienced singers from the New Haven community. The Camerata performs a widely varied spectrum of choral literature, with a special commitment to choral music of our time, including commissioned and premiered works as well as first performances by leading composers. The Chamber Choir has performed in Lincoln Center’s Alice tully Hall and in Europe, Israel and Japan.

The concert will be held at the Church of the Redeemer located at the corner of Cold Spring Street and Whitney Avenue in New Haven. (185 Cold Spring Street) The performance will start at 4 p.m. and last approximately an hour and fifteen minutes. The concert is free and open to the public. In addition to street parking, free parking is available at Worthington Hooker Middle School at 691 Whitney Avenue, not far from the Church.

For more information, please contact 203-787-5711

Admission: Free
Church of the Redeemer
185 Cold Spring Street
New Haven
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Tue Dec 9, 2014 3:45pm

AFTER-SCHOOL HOLIDAY CRAFT PROGRAM (K-4th Grade)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER EACH CHILD SEPARATELY. ALSO, PARENTS/CAREGIVERS DO NOT NEED TO BE REGISTERED, ONLY THEIR CHILDREN.

Children in kindergarten-4th grade are invited to join the fun at the Derby Public Library for an ornament workshop.  Get creative during this after-school program featuring gingerbread men, reindeer, snowflakes, and more!  There is no fee to attend and all materials will be provided.

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Mon Dec 8, 2014 7:00pm

A Child’s Christmas in Wales

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

Milford actor Colin Lane, with musical accompaniment by Rebecca Zaretzky, perform Dylan Thomas’ classic story with warmth, humor, and sentiment.  Free.  Generously funded by the Friends of Milford Library.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Sun Dec 7, 2014 8:00pm – 10:00pm

HOWL ensemble - Free Concert at Lyric Hall

Sponsored by: HOWL

Hello friends and fellow new music lovers!

Please join the HOWL ensemble on Sunday December 7, 2014 at 8:00pm for POETRY and DREAM - a theatrical concert featuring:

- brand spankin new poetry by our Poet-in-Chief, Mariko Nagai performed by HOWL;

- the U.S. premiere of she is a myth for 3 female voices and 3 percussionists playing amplified books (music and text by yours truly, inspired by 17th century Spain);

- 2 fiercely engaging solos (Aperghis and Rzewski) for vocalizing percussionist played by Ian Rosenbaum and Terry Sweeney of Sandbox Percussion;

- one of the most awesome harpists on the planet, Maura Valenti playing Stalk by Hannah Lash, one of the most awesome composers on the planet

- and two works by Kaija Saariaho: from the Grammar of Dreams for two female voices (Hai-Ting Chinn and Lindsay Kesselman) and Il pleut for harp and soprano (Maura and Lindsay)

Staging is by yours truly and lighting design is by HOWL’s resident lighting genius Mary Ellen Stebbins.

HOWL’s concerts are FREE. Start time is 8:00pm. Get there early to get a seat!
Street parking is available on Fountain Street, one block West of Whalley Ave.
Concert venue is Lyric Hall 827 Whalley Ave - in the Westville neighborhood

And then join us for a swift glass and a yummy or two!

By the way, we’ve just launched a Hatchfund Campaign to raise money for this season - check out our 3-minute 2014-15 Season Video. We welcome all contributions large and small and all forms of social media sharing!

We hope to see you there,
Amy and the rest of the HOWL gang (Lindsay, Mark, Ian, Mariko, Mary Ellen)

P.S. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for SKIN and METAL on May 22, 2015 when HOWL collaborates with Grammy Award-winning flutist, Timothy Munro as well as Sandbox Percussion in a theatrical concert of new works for flute and percussion

Admission: Free
Lyric Hall
827 Whalley Ave
New Haven
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Sun Dec 7, 2014 3:59pm

Peole’s World Amistad Awards / People & Nature before Profits

Sponsored by: Connecticut People's World Committee

2014 Awardees: Meg Riccio, Local 35; Alberto Bernandez, SEIU 32 BJ; Daniel Durant AFT Connecticut.  Performance by the Bodomo Garafuno Culture Band. Info: 203-624-8664
TICKETS $10.  Solidarity ticket (includes name in book) $25.
Mail to: 37 Howe St, New Haven CT 06511
On-line:  http://www.shubert.com/presentations/current-season/co-op-events
Phone: 1-800-745-3000
Shubert Box Office 247 College St New Haven CT 06510.

Admission: $10 or what you can
Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School
177 College Street
New Haven
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Sun Dec 7, 2014 10:00am – 12:00pm

Family Hanukkah Program

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

Stop by the JCC Craft Fair and enjoy a Hanukkah Family program complete with oil tasting and Martha Simpson, children’s author who will be doing a reading of her new book, “The Dreidel That Wouldn’t Spin: A Toyshop Tale of Hanukkah.”
Free and open to the public.
Contact: Laura Ross, laurar@jccnh.org, 203-387-2522

Admission: Free
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Sun Dec 7, 2014 9:00am – 3:00pm

Holiday Pop Up Market

Sponsored by: Fairfield Museum and History Center and National Charity League, Inc. Fairfield Chapter

The Fairfield Museum & History Center has partnered with the National Charity League, Fairfield Chapter in hosting a Pop-Up Holiday Market at the museum and we would be thrilled if you could join us! The “Buzz Truck”, selling local organic coffee, will be parked at the entrance to the museum in the morning and Fairfield Cheese Company and Greenfield Liquors will also be offering a wine tasting throughout the day. There will be over 20 vendors selling items for home, children, garden and more!

Admission: Free
Fairfield Museum and History Center
370 Beach Rd.
Fairfield
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Sat Dec 6, 2014 8:00pm – 10:00pm

War

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

About War

Tensions escalate between Tate and Joanne at their mother’s hospital bedside. As they attack each other’s smallest words and biggest choices, they are ambushed by two strangers who make a shocking claim about their grandfather’s WWII tour of duty. War is a wildly provocative, bracingly funny, and all-too-human portrait of a family navigating the landmines of the past as they try to broker peace with each other—and themselves—in the present.

Acclaimed playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins makes his Yale Rep debut with the world premiere of War. His recent plays An Octoroon and Appropriate, which the New York Times praised as “highly entertaining, sharp, and peopled with complex characters,” were honored together with the 2014 OBIE Award for Best New American Play. Lileana Blain-Cruz recently directed Christina Anderson’s Hollow Roots for The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival.

Admission: Free
Yale Repertory Theatre
1120 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Sat Dec 6, 2014 7:30pm

Coastal Chordsmen Present “Holiday Harmonies”

Sponsored by: Coastal Chordsmen A Cappella Chorus

The Coastal Chordsmen A Cappella Chorus will present its annual “Holiday Harmonies” show Saturday December 6, 7:30 p.m. at the Stratford Theater, 2422 Main Street, Stratford. The Chordsmen will sing holiday songs in their unique a cappella style that has come to be enjoyed by audiences throughout the region. Tickets are $20. Call 203-816-0462 to reserve a ticket.

Admission: $20
Stratford Theater
2422 Main Street
Stratford
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Sat Dec 6, 2014 4:00pm

Peter Pinho’s 3rd Annual Toy Drive Concert

Sponsored by: Peter Pinho, star of "The Peter Pinho Show" on PPRNLive.com

Peter Pinho, the Connecticut-based star of the Internet radio comedy/music show “The Peter Pinho Show” (heard on PPRNLive.com), is hosting his third annual Toy Drive with a special concert to be held December 6 at Cook’s Cafe, 203 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT. This annual event raises money and collects new toys for local distribution via police department-sponsored toy drives in the Connecticut municipalities of Naugatuck and Southbury.

The doors open for the event at 4 pm, with the music starting 5 pm. Admission is a new unwrapped toy or $10, with all collected funds going to the purchase of new toys.

This year’s event will have nine great local bands performing throughout the evening. The line-up includes As Darkness Dies, Demons Past, CBX, Shadow Kingdom, Vespera, Vision Within, Simple Machinery, Richie B. and We Are Nothing. Peter Pinho and the comedy posse from his Internet radio show will also be on hand to present a live broadcast of the event while bring holiday goodwill and laughs throughout the evening.

About Peter Pinho: Peter Pinho hosts a four-hour live party of original improvised comedy and new music from up-and-coming performers every Tuesday and Wednesday at 7pm on PPRNLive.com, as well as on Spreaker, iHeartRadio and other major online radio networks; all episodes are archived for future listening. Pinho’s show is broadcast from a studio in Southbury, CT, and has attracted an Internet following across the United States and around the world.

More information: pprnlive@gmail.com

Admission: $10 or a new toy
Cook’s Cafe
203 Church Street
Naugatuck
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Sat Dec 6, 2014 1:59pm – 3:59pm

War

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

About War

Tensions escalate between Tate and Joanne at their mother’s hospital bedside. As they attack each other’s smallest words and biggest choices, they are ambushed by two strangers who make a shocking claim about their grandfather’s WWII tour of duty. War is a wildly provocative, bracingly funny, and all-too-human portrait of a family navigating the landmines of the past as they try to broker peace with each other—and themselves—in the present.

Acclaimed playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins makes his Yale Rep debut with the world premiere of War. His recent plays An Octoroon and Appropriate, which the New York Times praised as “highly entertaining, sharp, and peopled with complex characters,” were honored together with the 2014 OBIE Award for Best New American Play. Lileana Blain-Cruz recently directed Christina Anderson’s Hollow Roots for The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival.

Admission: Free
Yale Repertory Theatre
1120 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Sat Dec 6, 2014 11:00am – 4:00pm

Toys 4 Kids Toy Drive collection

Sponsored by: Echo Hose Ambulance

Echo Hose Ambulance will be outside of the Walmart in Shelton collecting new, unwrapped toys for TEAM’s Toys 4 Kids toy drive. By donating to Toys 4 Kids, you can help bring holiday cheer to hundreds of children throughout the lower Naugatuck Valley who might not otherwise receive any gifts this holiday season.

Admission: Free
Walmart
465 Bridgeport Avenue
Shelton
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Sat Dec 6, 2014 11:00am – 3:00pm

Annual Holiday Cookie Sale

Sponsored by: Branford Compassion Club

On Saturday, Dec. 6, Branford Compassion Club will host a holiday cookie walk from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their Feline Rescue & Adoption Center, located at 2037 Foxon Road, North Branford.
Delicious homemade cookies can be purchased for $4 a dozen. To complete your holiday shopping, gift baskets and gift certificates will also be available.
Refreshments, including eggnog and samples of homemade cookies will be served. 
All proceeds will benefit homeless cats and as always, donations of unopened cans of wet food and/or dry food are appreciated.
For more information visit, wwwbranfordcompassionclub.org

Admission: Free
Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
2037 Foxon Road
North Branford
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Sat Dec 6, 2014 10:00am – 3:00pm

ST. MARY’S,  CHRISTMAS “COOKIE WALK”

Sponsored by: ST. MARY'S CHURCH LADIES' GUILD

St. Mary’s Church - Derby
CHRISTMAS “COOKIE WALK”
Voted “Best Cookie Walk” in the Valley
Saturday, December 6, 2014
10:00AM - 3:00PM
Cookies Sold by the Pound
St. Mary’s Church Hall
212 Elizabeth St., Derby, CT
203-735-3341

Admission: Free
ST.MARY'S CHURCH HALL
212 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Sat Dec 6, 2014 9:30am – 12:30pm

Meet Santa Day

Sponsored by: Huntington Branch Library

Bring a new, unwrapped book or toy, or a donation, to give to Santa for TEAM’s Toys 4 Kids toy drive, and have your child’s picture taken with Santa. Enjoy music and games, story time, and cookies and hot chocolate! This event is hosted by the library and co-sponsored by TEAM, Echo Hose Ambulance, and Shelton Volunteer Fire Companies 3 & 4.

Admission: Free
Huntington Branch Library
41 Church Street
Shelton
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Sat Dec 6, 2014 9:00am

Pet Valu Grand Opening Celebration!

Sponsored by: Pet Valu

What is everyone woofing about? Pet Valu recently opened a new store in Branford, Connecticut, and the Grand Opening Celebration will be on Saturday, December 6th, 2014. Tails are wagging all over the area in anticipation.  Pet parents are invited to bring along their animals for refreshments, raffle prizes, and great savings. The festivities begin at 9 a.m. and the first 50 customers to make a purchase will receive a complimentary gift bag.

Admission: Free
Branhaven Plaza
1061 W. Main Street
Branford
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Fri Dec 5, 2014 8:00pm – 10:00pm

War

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

About War

Tensions escalate between Tate and Joanne at their mother’s hospital bedside. As they attack each other’s smallest words and biggest choices, they are ambushed by two strangers who make a shocking claim about their grandfather’s WWII tour of duty. War is a wildly provocative, bracingly funny, and all-too-human portrait of a family navigating the landmines of the past as they try to broker peace with each other—and themselves—in the present.

Acclaimed playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins makes his Yale Rep debut with the world premiere of War. His recent plays An Octoroon and Appropriate, which the New York Times praised as “highly entertaining, sharp, and peopled with complex characters,” were honored together with the 2014 OBIE Award for Best New American Play. Lileana Blain-Cruz recently directed Christina Anderson’s Hollow Roots for The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival.

Admission: Free
Yale Repertory Theatre
1120 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Fri Dec 5, 2014 8:00pm

Lonesome Sparrows at Best Video Performance Space

Sponsored by: Best Video Performance Space

James Velvet returns to the Best Video Performance Space with his acoustic group the Lonesome Sparrows on Friday, Dec. 5. The music starts at 8 PM and the cover is $5.

Original acoustic rootsy rock ‘n’ roll. Songwriter extraordinaire James Velvet fronts the Lonesome Sparrows. The band includes Johnny Memphis on guitar, fiddle and harmony vocals. Memphis and Velvet have been playing together since 1985. Memphis is also a long-standing member of Washboard Slim and The Blue Lights. Velvet and Memphis are joined on dobro, mandolin and banjo by DickNeal, well-known in Southern CT for his bluegrass band, Hoe. Johnny Java plays electric bass and percussion.

Johnny Java and James Velvet played original roots R&R in The MockingBirds for a dozen years (buttressed for many of those years by DickNeal’s guitar playing). The Sparrows are happiest at Coffee House/Gallery concerts (Never Ending Bookstore, John Slade Ely House, The Buttonwood Tree, Best Video Performance Space) or, in the warm weather, at CT’s many tasty Farm Markets. In April, 2010, the group released their 13-track CD Black Velvet Royalty.

Best Video Performance Space is located at 1842 Whitney Ave. in Hamden. Phone (203)287-9286.

Admission: $5
Best Video Performance Space
1842 Whitney Ave.
Hamden
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Fri Dec 5, 2014 7:30pm

CT Folk’s Folk Friday Concert: Goodnight Moonshine

Sponsored by: CT Folk

Dynamic folk duo with wonderful rhythm and harmonies

Admission: $15 advance, $20door
First Presbyterian Church
704 Whitney Avenue
New Haven
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Fri Dec 5, 2014 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Cookies On9

Sponsored by: Town Green Special Services District

Take a sweet stroll through New Haven’s Historic 9th Square on Friday, December 5 from 6-8PM in celebration of the Cookies On9 first Friday event.

Participants will visit over a dozen 9th Square businesses while gathering festive treats.  Ticket are $10, click here to order.

Here are the varieties of cookies, baked by Gateway Community College’s Culinary Department.

Triple Chocolate Chunk

Peanut Butter Cookie

Ginger Snaps

Spritz Cookie

Snicker Doodles

Oatmeal

Chocolate Chewies

Classic Pecan Bars

Chocolate Oatmeal

Chocolate Chocolate Chip

Almond Sugar Cookies

Admission: $10.00
New Haven's Historic 9th Sq.
71 Orange Street
New Haven
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Fri Dec 5, 2014 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Journey to Bethlehem, A Free Trail Walk

Sponsored by: High Acres Church

JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM:
Join us for an outside trail walk as you are guided through different stations where you will meet the 3 wise men, see shepherd and their sheep and much more as you are on your way to Bethlehem looking for Joseph & Mary who are about to give birth to baby Jesus!

December 5, 6 and 7th, 2014 Trail opens each night at 6pm to 9pmTrail walk lasts about 30 minutes, FREE Admission!Free Hot chocolate and cookies!Live animals!

Call 203-736-0161

Admission: FREE Event
11 High Acres Rd. Ansonia, CT 06401
11 High Acres Rd. Ansonia, off Pulasky Highway
Ansonia
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Fri Dec 5 – Sat Dec 6, 2014 5:00pm – 4:00pm

Sparkle! Holiday Boutique

Sponsored by: Lyman Allyn Art Museum

Please join us for the Lyman Allyn Art Museum’s third annual Sparkle! holiday boutique. Come and browse through sophisticated and quality wares from 13 vendors on December 6th. Attend our exclusive Preview Party on the evening of December 5th. party A list of vendors and tickets for the Preview Party are available at www.lymanallyn.org or by calling (860) 443-2545 x129. Proceeds from the weekend help support the Lyman Allyn Yellow Bus Fund which covers the cost of fields trips for schools that would normally find this cost prohibitive. The subsidy includes the cost of transportation, a tour, materials for a “hands-on” curriculum-based project, and the art educators.

Preview Party: December 5th, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
All Day Shopping: December 6th, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Reservations are required for the Preview Party. Admission is Non-Members $75 Members $60 for the Preview Party only.

For more information, email info@lymanallyn.org, call 860-443-2545, or visit www.lymanallyn.org.

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Lyman Allyn Art Museum
625 Williams Street
New London
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Fri Dec 5, 2014 10:00am

No Peanuts for Santa (Ages 3-7)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER EACH CHILD SEPARATELY. ALSO, PARENTS/CAREGIVERS DO NOT NEED TO BE REGISTERED, ONLY THEIR CHILDREN.

The Derby Public Library welcomes children’s author Tarra Kiamos Andrews for the reading of her book “No Peanuts for Santa”.  Ms. Andrews is a Seymour, Connecticut resident who was inspired to write this book based on her own experience with her daughter’s food allergies.

Families with children ages 3-7 are invited to attend this holiday-themed author meet-and-greet.  Books will be available for purchase and signing the day of the event.

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Thu Dec 4, 2014 8:00pm – 10:00pm

War

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

About War

Tensions escalate between Tate and Joanne at their mother’s hospital bedside. As they attack each other’s smallest words and biggest choices, they are ambushed by two strangers who make a shocking claim about their grandfather’s WWII tour of duty. War is a wildly provocative, bracingly funny, and all-too-human portrait of a family navigating the landmines of the past as they try to broker peace with each other—and themselves—in the present.

Acclaimed playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins makes his Yale Rep debut with the world premiere of War. His recent plays An Octoroon and Appropriate, which the New York Times praised as “highly entertaining, sharp, and peopled with complex characters,” were honored together with the 2014 OBIE Award for Best New American Play. Lileana Blain-Cruz recently directed Christina Anderson’s Hollow Roots for The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival.

Admission: Free
Yale Repertory Theatre
1120 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Thu Dec 4, 2014 8:00pm

Rebecca Abbott Quartet at Best Video Performance Space

Sponsored by: Best Video Performance Space

Rebecca Abbott brings her jazz group to Best Video Performance Space on Thursday, Dec. 4. The music starts at 8 PM and the cover is $5.

Rebecca Abbott has been playing tenor saxophone in the New Haven area since the 1990s.  She is also a faculty member in Quinnipiac University’s Film, Video & Interactive Media program, and an independent filmmaker whose works include “Unsung Heroes: The Music of Jazz in New Haven.”

Dr. Gary Grippo is a podiatrist by day (Center Podiatry) and a jazz musician at heart – and the rest of the time.  In addition to being a regular on the New Haven jazz scene for close to twenty years, Dr. G also hosts a jazz brunch at Kelly’s Restaurant, a jazz jam session at Café 9, and is the Tuesday morning DJ on WNHU Radio’s Jazz program, 6 – 8 am.

Dave Daddario is an acclaimed acoustic and electric bass player, drummer, multi-instrumentalist, music educator and public school band director. Dave has experience playing a wide variety of musical styles and has performed engagements with many local artists, famous musicians and entertainers.

For over 30 years, Barry Ries has been playing jazz trumpet and percussion with the very best names in jazz, including Lionel Hampton, Joe Lovano, John Pizzarelli, Gerry Mulligan, and many others. We’re very excited to have him join us on December 4th at Best Video.

The Rebecca Abbott Quartet plays classic modern jazz.

Best Video Performance Space is located at 1842 Whitney Ave. in Hamden. Phone (203) 287-9286.

Admission: $5
Best Video Performance Space
1842 Whitney Ave.
Hamden
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Thu Dec 4 – Sat Dec 6, 2014 7:30pm

BRANFORD HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMING ARTS FALL PLAY

Sponsored by: BHS PERFORMING ARTS

BHS PERFORMING ARTS FALL PRODUCTION:  THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE
A DRAMATIC COMEDY CLASSIC
TICKETS AT DOOR: ADULTS $8.00 STUDENTS $5.00                        
December 4th - 6th-  all nights at 7:30pm

Admission: ADULTS $8.00 AT DOOR
BRANFORD HIGH SCHOOL
185 EAST MAIN STREET
Branford
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Thu Dec 4, 2014 7:00pm

Wally Lamb’s “Wishin’ and Hopin’”

Sponsored by: Southern Connecticut State University

Join one of America’s most notable authors for a special screening of the film version of his best-selling novel “Wishin’ and Hopin’.” Hear the inside story on the making of the film with a special audience introduction with Lamb and Producer Andrew Gernhard, an SCSU alumnus. Screenplay by John Doolan, also an SCSU alumnus.

Directed by Colin Theys, the film stars Molly Ringwald, Annabella Sciorra, Meat Loaf, Conchata Ferrell, Cheri Oteri, Danny Nucci, Wyatt Ralff, Quinn McColgan and Chevy Chase.

All ticket proceeds benefit the SCSU Scholarship Fund.

Admission: $5-$25
John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts at SCSU
501 Crescent St.
New Haven
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Thu Dec 4, 2014 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Chefs in Concert

Sponsored by: Gateway Community College

Dinners will be on Thursday at 6:30pm SHARP. Doors will open at 5:45pm for payment and seating. Dinners are $22.00 payable at the Café which is located on the main floor of the South building in Room S102.

To make Reservations call or email:
203 285-2269
pabrams@gatewayct.edu

>When making a reservation request, please leave your name, telephone number, the number of people in your party, and the date you are interested in dining with us. We will get back to you to confirm availability and your reservation.

Admission: $22.00
Cafe Vincenzo
20 Church Street
New Haven
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Thu Dec 4, 2014 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Annual Holiday Gift Shop Sale at CRM

Sponsored by: Connecticut River Museum

Save 20% on all purchases

Enjoy wine cheese and special savings on newly arrived holiday cards, specialty gift items, Connecticut River Museum logo apparel, jewelry, books, puzzles and more! Come join us for inspired gift giving ideas!

Admission: Free
Connecticut River Museum
67 Main St.
Essex
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Thu Dec 4, 2014 5:30pm – 7:30pm

DINNER AND A MOVIE—AGES 18+

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

ENJOY A NEW RELEASE ON BLU-RAY.  WE SERVE FREE SNACKS AND A SUPPER.  FOR THE TITLE OF THIS MONTH’S FEATURED MOVIE CALL 203-734-1492.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE.
Derby
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Thu Dec 4, 2014 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Movie Night: Ice Age

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

Gather ‘round for a free family movie every Thursday in the JCC Living Room. We’ve got a great lineup of free flicks & popcorn so you can just drop in and watch with your friends and families! Everyone welcome.
Dec 4 Ice Age
Dec. 11 Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
Dec. 18 A Rugrats Chanukah
Dec 25 JCC Closed at 2
Jan 1 Happy Feet
Jan 8 Anastasia
Jan 15 March of the Penguins
Contact: Anne Grant, (203) 387-2522 x300, anneg@jccnh.org

Admission: Free
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Thu Dec 4, 2014 4:00pm – 8:00pm

New Haven Tree Lighting Celebration

Sponsored by: City of New Haven

Come celebrate the holiday season with the New Haven Tree Lighting presented by Peoples United Bank Thursday, December 4 (rain date Friday, December 5) from 4-8pm on the historic downtown Green.

Enjoy free family activities-horse and carriage rides, carousel, holiday crafts, hay maze and more. Take a photo with one of the costumed characters or a visit with Santa (sponsored by Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital).

Admission: free
New Haven Green
Church Street at Elm Street
New Haven
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Thu Dec 4, 2014 3:30pm – 4:30pm

LEGO TIME (Ages 4-11)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

There is no registration required for this program. Just come on down.

The Derby Public Library invites children ages 4-11 to use their creative talents and stir their imaginations during Lego Time. All levels of building skills are welcome to come by for the introduction of this drop-in program which will take place twice a month. There is no fee to attend and all building materials will be provided. The masterpieces will remain on display in the Children’s Room for every one to admire!

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Thu Dec 4, 2014 7:30am – 9:00am

Columbus House 2014 Annual Meeting

Sponsored by: Columbus House

We will be announcing the 2014recipients of The John S. Martinez Community Service Award and hear from Keynote Speaker, Nadim Matta, President of the Rapid Results Institute. Sponsored by Bank of America, BlumShapiro, UIL Holdings, Yale University. RSVP with cyun@columbushouse.org

Admission: Free
New Haven Lawn Club
193 Whitney Ave.
New Haven
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Wed Dec 3, 2014 8:00pm – 10:00pm

War

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

About War

Tensions escalate between Tate and Joanne at their mother’s hospital bedside. As they attack each other’s smallest words and biggest choices, they are ambushed by two strangers who make a shocking claim about their grandfather’s WWII tour of duty. War is a wildly provocative, bracingly funny, and all-too-human portrait of a family navigating the landmines of the past as they try to broker peace with each other—and themselves—in the present.

Acclaimed playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins makes his Yale Rep debut with the world premiere of War. His recent plays An Octoroon and Appropriate, which the New York Times praised as “highly entertaining, sharp, and peopled with complex characters,” were honored together with the 2014 OBIE Award for Best New American Play. Lileana Blain-Cruz recently directed Christina Anderson’s Hollow Roots for The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival.

Admission: Free
Yale Repertory Theatre
1120 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Wed Dec 3, 2014 7:30pm

Yale Jazz Ensemble: The Nutcracker Swings

Sponsored by: Yale University Bands

Yale Jazz Ensemble, directed by Thomas C. Duffy, will present a seasonal concert featuring Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn’s arrangement of Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite,” on Wed, Dec. 3, 2014 at 7:30pm in Morse Recital Hall at Sprague Memorial Hall (470 College St., New Haven).
Admission is free of charge. Call 203-432-4111 for more information.

Admission: Free
Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall
470 College St
New Haven
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Wed Dec 3 – Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:00pm – 7:30pm

YA Wednesdays

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

For ages 12-17.  Nintendo Wii, board games, and Legos will all be available—you choose.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration is requested.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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