Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Food Trucks in the Valley

Sponsored by: Spooner House

In honor of Hunger Action Month, Food Trucks in the Valley benefits Spooner House, Shelton’s food bank and homeless shelter. This event aims to raise funds and awareness of these Valley services and we ask that guests bring non-perishables for their on-site collection.

Admission: Free
Veterans Memorial Park
38 Canal Street East
Shelton
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Tue Aug 1 – Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:00am

Authentic India: New Delhi - Varanasi - Lower Himalayas

Sponsored by: Elm City Wellness & Rural Odyssey

Hosts: Elm City Wellness & Rural Odyssey
Dates: August 1-11, 2017
Cost: $4899 (all-inclusive)

Awe-inspiring and magical. The bustling energy of Delhi & Agra only enhance the majesty of the cities’ architecture and vibrancy. Varanasi, the spiritual capital of the country, gives new meaning to the word “transcendence,” as you float down the river at dawn and then spend the night in a former palace. And the serene, beautiful and rarely visited Himalayan villages of India are a traveler’s dream.


What’s Included:
-Roundtrip air from New York (JFK)
-All meals
-One flight (economy class) from Varanasi to Delhi
-3 overnight First Class train journeys
-4 day/night accommodation in 4-star hotels (double occupancy)
-2 night accommodation in a Colonial bungalow
-1 night in former palace in Varanasi
-All guides and entrance fees
-All activities listed in itinerary, including photography tutorials and guided meditations
-All local transportation
-An extensive compilation of photos taken by our Group Photographer throughout the trip
-A Rural Odyssey facilitator with the group throughout the trip

Visit our website elmcitywellness.com or call us 203.691.7653 for more information!

Admission: $4899 (all-inclusive
India
New Delhi

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Wed Jun 28 – Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:00am

Expeditions & Sacred Journeys: Machu Picchu & Peru

Sponsored by: ealing House Cusco & Elm City Wellness

What’s Included:
-Round-trip air from New York to Cusco
-All ground transportation in Peru
-Lodging at the Healing House, a holistic retreat in Cusco
-All breakfasts/lunches (vegetarian)
-Guided tours (ticket prices included) through the Sacred Valley, Cusco and Machu Picchu
-Hotel, train & meals in Machu Picchu
-Guided group meditations at sacred sites
-Private yoga class for our group at Healing House
Photography and archiving workshops
Photo Book created by our archivist/photographer
All activities at Healing House (daily yoga, meditations, etc.)
Traditional Andean Despacho Ceremony with shaman
Massage provided by Elm City Wellness and Healing House therapists

Visit our website elmcitywellness.com or call us 203.691.7653 for more information!

Admission: Free
Peru
Cusco

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Sun Jun 4, 2017 3:00pm – 5:00pm

New Haven Symphony: What a Wonderful World: A Louis Armstrong Tribute

Sponsored by: New Haven Symphony Orchestra

$35-49; College Students $10; Kids 7-17 go free with the purchase of an adult ticket

Admission: $35-49
Shelton High School
120 Meadow Street
Shelton
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Sat Jun 3, 2017 2:30pm – 4:30pm

New Haven Symphony: What a Wonderful World: A Louis Armstrong Tribute

Sponsored by: New Haven Symphony Orchestra

$35-49; College Students $10; Kids 7-17 go free with the purchase of an adult ticket

Admission: $35-49
Hamden Middle School
2623 Dixwell Ave
Hamden
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Sat May 13, 2017 7:30pm – 9:30pm

New Haven Symphony Orchestra: Ani Kavafian Farewell Recital

Sponsored by: New Haven Symphony Orchestra

$15-74; College Students $10; Kids 7-17 go free with the purchase of an adult ticket

Admission: $15-74
Trinity Lutheran Church
292 Orange Street
New Haven
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Thu May 4, 2017 7:30pm – 9:30pm

New Haven Symphony Orchestra: Dvorak, Sibelius & Lash

Sponsored by: New Haven Symphony Orchestra

$15-74; College Students $10; Kids 7-17 go free with the purchase of an adult ticket

Admission: $15-74
Woolsey Hall
500 College Street
New Haven
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Thu Apr 6, 2017 7:30pm – 9:30pm

New Haven Symphony Orchestra: Mozart & Schumann

Sponsored by: New Haven Symphony Orchestra

$15-74; College Students $10; Kids 7-17 go free with the purchase of an adult ticket

Admission: $15-74
Woolsey Hall
500 College Street
New Haven
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Thu Apr 6, 2017 7:30pm – 9:30pm

New Haven Symphony Orchestra: Mozart & Schumann

Sponsored by: New Haven Symphony Orchestra

$15-74; College Students $10; Kids 7-17 go free with the purchase of an adult ticket

Admission: $15-74
Woolsey Hall
500 College Street
New Haven
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:00am – 3:00pm

Learn Microsoft Powerpoint Level 1 and 2 from the Career Coach

Sponsored by: Career Coach

Learn Microsoft Powerpoint from the CTWorks Career Coach. The class is offered in two sessions; with an one hour break between sessions. Must be 18 years or older. Class is limited to ten. Please register in person or by calling 203-888-3903.

Admission: Free
Seymour Public Library
46 Church St
Seymour
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Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:00am – 12:00pm

Winter Garden Workshops!

Sponsored by: NHS of New Haven & Common Ground

Join Rachel Ziesk, Advanced Master Gardener, for a series of workshops that will cover everything you need to be a successful gardener come Spring 2017!

Admission: $20 ($100/series)
Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven
333 Sherman Avenue
New Haven
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Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:00pm – 5:00pm

New Haven Symphony Orchestra: My Fair Lady in Concert

Sponsored by: New Haven Symphony Orchestra

$35-49; College Students $10; Kids 7-17 go free with the purchase of an adult ticket

Admission: $35-49
Shelton High School
120 Meadow Street
Shelton
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Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:30pm – 4:30pm

New Haven Symphony Orchestra: My Fair Lady in Concert

Sponsored by: New Haven Symphony Orchestra

$35-49; College Students $10; Kids 7-17 go free with the purchase of an adult ticket

Admission: $35-49
Hamden Middle School
2623 Dixwell Ave
Hamden
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Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:00am – 12:00pm

Winter Garden Workshops!

Sponsored by: NHS of New Haven & Common Ground

Join Rachel Ziesk, Advanced Master Gardener, for a series of workshops that will cover everything you need to be a successful gardener come Spring 2017!

Admission: $20 ($100/series)
Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven
333 Sherman Avenue
New Haven
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Thu Mar 9, 2017 12:00am – 11:59pm

Fairfield County’s Giving Day

Sponsored by: Fairfield County's Community Foundation

March 9, 2017 is Fairfield County’s Giving Day! For a fourth year in a row, join thousands of Fairfield County residents in celebrating local philanthropy by giving back to some of your favorite nonprofits.  Last year, this amazing day of giving had extraordinary results: $1.25 million donated to 410 local nonprofits! To find out more information, please visit FCGives.org. 
Nonprofit registration is now open at FCGives.org until February 1. Complete your registration by December 1 and your organization will have a chance to win $1,000!

Admission: $10
www.FCGives.org
383 Main Avenue
Norwalk
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Sun Mar 5, 2017 6:30pm

Riverdance

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland - in rock, music, theatre and film - nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance.
Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour is composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, and comes directly to North America from a sold out run across Europe and Asia.

Admission: Varies by location.
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Sun Mar 5, 2017 1:00pm

Riverdance

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland - in rock, music, theatre and film - nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance.
Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour is composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, and comes directly to North America from a sold out run across Europe and Asia.

Admission: Varies by location.
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Sat Mar 4, 2017 8:00pm

Riverdance

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland - in rock, music, theatre and film - nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance.
Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour is composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, and comes directly to North America from a sold out run across Europe and Asia.

Admission: Varies by location.
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Sat Mar 4, 2017 2:00pm

Riverdance

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland - in rock, music, theatre and film - nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance.
Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour is composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, and comes directly to North America from a sold out run across Europe and Asia.

Admission: Varies by location.
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Sat Mar 4, 2017 10:00am – 12:00pm

Winter Garden Workshops!

Sponsored by: NHS of New Haven & Common Ground

Join Rachel Ziesk, Advanced Master Gardener, for a series of workshops that will cover everything you need to be a successful gardener come Spring 2017!

Admission: $20 ($100/series)
Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven
333 Sherman Avenue
New Haven
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Fri Mar 3, 2017 8:00pm

Riverdance

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland - in rock, music, theatre and film - nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance.
Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour is composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, and comes directly to North America from a sold out run across Europe and Asia.

Admission: Varies by location.
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Thu Mar 2, 2017 7:30pm – 9:30pm

New Haven Symphony Orchestra: Verdi’s Requiem

Sponsored by: New Haven Symphony Orchestra

$15-74; College Students $10; Kids 7-17 go free with the purchase of an adult ticket

Admission: $15-74
Woolsey Hall
500 College Street
New Haven
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Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:00am – 12:00pm

Winter Garden Workshops!

Sponsored by: NHS of New Haven & Common Ground

Join Rachel Ziesk, Advanced Master Gardener, for a series of workshops that will cover everything you need to be a successful gardener come Spring 2017!

Admission: $20 ($100/series)
Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven
333 Sherman Avenue
New Haven
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Thu Feb 16 – Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:30pm

The Love of Three Oranges

Sponsored by: Choate Rosemary Hall

Are you ready to laugh? Students of Choate Rosemary Hall will be performing the wild, raucous slapstick comedy, “The Love of Three Oranges”, written by Hillary DePiano and directed by Deighna DeRiu, on Thursday, February 16, Friday February 17, and Saturday February 18, at 7:30 p.m. The Arts Center is located in Wallingford at 332 Christian Street. Parking is free.

In this tale, set in the Commedia dell’Arte tradition, an evil witch curses Prince Tartaglia to search for three giant oranges. The quest proves more fruitful than anyone could have imagined as he discovers love, friendship, and laughter when he encounters wizards, monarchs, and a not so objective narrator.

Admission: $15 reg, $10 sr
Paul Mellon Arts Center
332 Christian Street
Wallingford
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Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:00am – 12:00pm

Winter Garden Workshops!

Sponsored by: NHS of New Haven & Common Ground

Join Rachel Ziesk, Advanced Master Gardener, for a series of workshops that will cover everything you need to be a successful gardener come Spring 2017!

Admission: $20 ($100/series)
Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven
333 Sherman Avenue
New Haven
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Fri Feb 3, 2017 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Treasures from the Yale Film Archive: The Lives of Others

Sponsored by: Yale Film Study Center

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film of 2006, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s moving thriller tells the story of an East German Stasi agent who becomes increasingly involved in the lives of the family he is assigned to spy on.

Celebrate the tenth anniversary of the film’s American release on February 9, 2006, with this special 35mm screening, introduced by Professor of Comparative Literature and English Katie Trumpener.

35mm print from the Yale Film Archive.

Admission: Free
Whitney Humanities Center
53 Wall St.
New Haven
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Fri Feb 3, 2017 7:00am

Film: The Lives of Others

Sponsored by: Yale Film Archive

Celebrate the tenth anniversary of the American release of THE LIVES OF OTHERS with this free 35mm screening. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s moving thriller tells the story of an East German Stasi agent who becomes increasingly involved in the lives of the family he is assigned to spy on. The film will be introduced by Katie Trumpener, Professor of Comparative Literature and English, who will also lead a post-screening discussion.

35mm print from the Yale Film Archive.

A presentation of the Yale Film Study Center and Films at the Whitney with support from Paul L. Joskow, ’70 M.Phil., ’72 Ph.D.

Admission: Free
Whitney Humanities Center
53 Wall Street
New Haven
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Tue Jan 31 – Sat Feb 4, 2017 8:00pm

‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore

Sponsored by: Yale School of Drama

Written by:      John Ford
Directed by:      Jesse Rasmussen

A pair of star-crossed siblings burn with forbidden passion in John Ford’s brutal tour-de-force. A hurricane of sex, deception, and murder, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore exposes the violent underbelly of a society that cannot—will not—accept their transgressive love.

Admission: Free
University Theatre
222 York Street
New Haven
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Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:00pm

Decades Rewind: A Tribute to an Era

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

This fully live concert experience features and 8-piece rock band and 6 vocalists performing hit songs from the era of the hippies, Motown, The Beatles and more!

Admission: Varies by location
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:00pm – 9:10pm

Decades Rewind

Sponsored by: Decades Entertainment Inc

Your Music, Your Memories, Your Life
Experience the greatest music of the 60s, 70s and 80s with
DECADES REWIND – a rockin’ extravaganza featuring a LIVE
14-piece band performing medleys of your favorite hits, spanning
30 years! Take a ride through the most memorable decades of
American culture through a unique combination of sight, sound
and video! Featuring 70+ songs in 11 medleys, with a visual
accompaniment on 3 larger than life screens. You will hear the
songs you love and remember, in one amazing evening.
DECADES is an unparalleled, interactive multimedia musical
experience that will have you jumping out of your seats and
dancing in the aisles!

Admission: $55
Shubert Theatre
247 College St, New Haven, CT
New Haven Ct
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Sat Jan 28 – Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Imogen Says Nothing

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

All the world’s a stage, but in Elizabethan England, all the roles are given to men. Enter Imogen, who seizes a wordless walk-on in Shakespeare’s new comedy and recasts herself in a ferocious real-life leading role. Imogen Says Nothing is the wildly theatrical and subversively funny tale of an unforgettable creature refusing to let history erase her part. 

Admission: Tickets start at $12
Yale Repertory Theatre
1120 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:59pm – 8:59pm

Connecticut Wing Fest

Sponsored by: Townsquare Media - i95

Connecticut Wing Fest delivers a day full of music, fun and games, live music from the Trolls, beer for purchase and of course wings! Local restaurants will compete for the title of “Connecticut’s Best Wings”, determined by a panel of judges through a blind taste test. All attendees will have the chance to sample the wings too, and then vote for your favorite in the People’s Choice Award competition.

Advance General Admission tickets $15. Price will increase to $20 at the door.

Saturday, January 28th from 1pm – 4pm and 6pm – 9pm

Admission: $15.00 - $20.00
Matrix Conference Center
39 Old Ridgebury Road
Danbury
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Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:00am – 12:00pm

Winter Garden Workshops

Sponsored by: NHS of New Haven & Common Ground

Join Rachel Ziesk, Advanced Master Gardener, for a series of workshops that will cover everything you need to be a successful gardener come Spring 2017!

Admission: $20 ($100/series)
Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven
333 Sherman Avenue
New Haven
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Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Ansonia Parks & Rec Free Ice Fishing Class

Sponsored by: Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education C.A.R.E.

Register by calling Dave Connelly, Chief Instructor (203) 231-0946 to insure sufficient handout material.  Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Admission: Free
Ansonia Armory
25 North Cliff Street, Ansonia
Ansonia
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Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:30pm – 9:30pm

PRODIGIES: ADAM JACKSON, CONCERT PIANIST

Sponsored by: The Drozdoff Society and Lyric Hall Theater

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Bach. Prelude and Fugue in D minor WTC Book 2
Haydn. Sonata No. 49 in E-flat
Drozdoff. Elegia, Larghetto in B minor, Andantino in F
Liszt. Sonetto 104 del Petrarca
Granados. Fandango de Candil (from Goyescas)

ADAM JACKSON was born in the UK to a Polish mother and a Welsh father, and began his piano studies at the age of 7 after his family moved from Dubai to the United States. He is the student of renowned pianist, Ms. Benita Meshulam, and has just turned 13 this past summer.

In 2013, Adam entered and won the Leschetizky Association Gifted Youth competition in New York. While still only 10 years old, he won the first Hoff-Barthelson Music School/Westchester Symphony student concerto competition and played the 1st movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 with the Symphony of Westchester. In March 2014, he played the 3rd movement of the same concerto in a master class with David Dubal, the noted American pianist, broadcaster, and Juilliard School professor. Just after he turned 11, Adam won the Under 16 piano competition at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, and was a runner up in the Blue Riband.

The year 2015 saw a marked increase in the number, frequency, and amplitude of Adam’s accomplishments: he participated in a master class with renowned pianist Ilana Vered; performed at the Leschetizky Association’s Living Artists Recital; was invited to and performed the whole of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with orchestra at the Siletz Bay Music Festival, Oregon; performed at Jocelyn Freeman’s invitation in her piano recital at the Newport Music Society, Wales; performed at the Theodor Leschetizky memorial tribute concert in New York City; played the first movement of Beethoven’s 1st Piano Concerto with the New York Chamber Players Orchestra in New York City; made an appearance at the Mezzrow Jazz Club, New York City; and performed Scarlatti at the New York Youth Players Concert.

This year, Adam again won the Leschetizky Association Gifted Youth Competition, performing the first movement of Haydn’s Piano Sonata 49 in E-flat major. He also participated in Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s “Festivals in Style” and he was invited to perform music by Haydn and Liszt at the donor’s reception of the HBMS Annual Benefit Concert. In April, Adam appeared in a New York City master class with the American pianist Alan Weiss, Professor of Music at both the Lemmensinstituut in Leuven, Belgium and the Utrecht Conservatory, Netherlands. That same month, he reached the finals of the Adelphi Orchestra Concerto Competition in New York. Adam returned to Siletz Bay the summer of 2016 where he not only performed Mozart’s 23rd Piano Concerto with the Festival Orchestra, but also gave a solo recital. Later that summer, he appeared in another recital at the Fishguard International Music Festival, Wales UK.

This performance is a collaboration between Lyric Hall Theater and The Drozdoff Society’s Impromptu! Classical Music Recital Series.

Admission: $25/18/5
Lyric Hall Theater
827 Whalley Avenue
New Haven
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Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:30pm – 11:00pm

Valley United Ways 3rd Annual Community Gala

Sponsored by: Valley United Way

Tickets on Sale Now!

Saturday, January 21, 2017
(Snow Date – February 4, 2017)
6:30-11:00 pm
at Trumbull Marriott
180 Hawley Lane, Trumbull, CT

For $75 per ticket, guests will enjoy:

-Cocktail hour with cash bar

-Full sit down dinner

-2 1/2 hour performance by Keys to the City Dueling Pianos Show

-Access to a spectacular Auction

Sponsored by: Hubbell Inc., Edgewell, Webster Bank,  Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala, P.C., Griffin Hospital


For more information or to RSVP please call Jillian Carroll at 203-538-6343 or email at jillian.carroll@valleyunitedway.org

Admission: 75.00
Trumbull Marriott
180 Hawley Lane
Trumbull
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Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Activity Day and Open House

Sponsored by: CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School

Activity Day and Open House!
CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School
21 January 2017 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
28 School Street, Branford
Join CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) to find out more about what an experience-based middle school education is all about.
Come meet teachers and students, stay for the art, music, and science activities,
and enjoy some refreshments!
RSVP mandm@CTExperiential.org, call 203.433.4658, visit www.CTExperiential.org.

Admission: Free
CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School
28 School Street
Branford
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Fri Jan 20 – Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Imogen Says Nothing

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

All the world’s a stage, but in Elizabethan England, all the roles are given to men. Enter Imogen, who seizes a wordless walk-on in Shakespeare’s new comedy and recasts herself in a ferocious real-life leading role. Imogen Says Nothing is the wildly theatrical and subversively funny tale of an unforgettable creature refusing to let history erase her part. 

Admission: Tickets start at $12
Yale Repertory Theatre
1120 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Mon Jan 16 – Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:00am – 5:00pm

Yale Peabody Museum MLK Food Drive

Sponsored by: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

The Yale Peabody Museum is hosting a food drive in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Join us in collecting non-perishable food items for the New Haven Community Soup Kitchen and Christian Community Action. It is estimated that in Connecticut, one in seven households struggles to put food on the table. Nearly 490,000 people in Connecticut are at risk of hunger every year. These are people from all walks of life – children, working parents, seniors and people living with disabilities.

Admission: Free
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
170 Whitney Avenue
New Haven
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Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:30pm

Entangling

Sponsored by: Cho

“Entangling” will be performed by Lacina Coulibaly and Wendy Jehlen of Anikaya Dance Theater on the Main Stage of the Paul Mellon Arts Center on Friday, January 13, at 7:30 p.m. The Arts Center is located in Wallingford at 332 Christian Street. Parking is free.

“Entangling” takes its inspiration from the physics of Quantam Entanglement and the long-distance effects of interpersonal energies, specifically from a description of the phenomenon on the podcast, Invisibilia. Lacina Coulibaly and Wendy Jehlen weave together music, dance and storytelling to create a spectacular performance that pulls from the full range of the body’s communicative capabilities to break down the perceived boundaries between people, cultures, and art forms.

Admission: $20 reg, $15 sr
Paul Mellon Arts Center
332 Christian Street
Wallingford
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Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:00pm – 11:59pm

A Friday the 13th Double Feature

Sponsored by: Connecticut Cult Classics

How can we let a Friday the 13th go by without giving you an amazing double feature featuring Parts 2 & 3 with Part 3 in ultra-cheesey 80’s-style 3D?! Get ready for more scares, more giveaways, more raffles, more amazing trailers and, of course, more Jason Voorhees!

Admission: $10
Strand Theater
165 Main Street
Seymour
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Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:00pm

Film: THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE

Sponsored by: Yale Film Archive

Join Treasures from the Yale Film Archive for a free screening of Sylvain Chomet’s THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE. The Academy Award-nominated animated feature tells the story of a young man obsessed with cycling, his grandmother/coach, and their adventures in the bustling metropolis of Belleville.

35mm print from the Yale Film Archive.

A presentation of the Yale Film Study Center and Films at the Whitney with support from Paul L. Joskow, ’70 M.Phil., ’72 Ph.D.

Admission: Free
Whitney Humanities Center
53 Wall Street
New Haven
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Thu Jan 12 – Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:00am

TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: Winter 2017

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.

Toddlers 24-36 months old along with a caregiver are invited to register for this story time taking place weekly through March 16th. Finger plays, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Wed Jan 11 – Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:00am

BABY STEPS Winter 2017 (birth-24 Months Old)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.

This program (formerly Baby & Me) for children from birth to 24 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Wednesdays through March 15th.  Come play, learn and grow during this interactive program that includes play activities to foster developmental and social skills. Featuring a story, songs, rhymes, and more, Baby Steps is a wonderful opportunity for a parent/caregiver to bond with their young child through interactive play.  Older siblings are welcome to join us, but do not need to be registered.

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Mon Jan 9 – Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:00am – 7:00pm

Joint exhibition by Terence Netter and Reggie Bradford

Sponsored by: Paul Mellon Arts Center

This exhibition showcases works by Former Director of the Paul Mellon Arts Center Terence Netter and former arts faculty member Reggie Bradford. Netter’s “Zenscapes” put us face to face with the horizon and calmly invites us to enter an ideal land beyond the horizon. Bradford’s work grapples with issues of gender and identity and often utilizes found objects, challenging the viewer’s perception, layers of meaning rise to behold.

This joint exhibition will be on display at the Paul Mellon Arts Center Gallery, 332 Christian Street, Wallingford CT, from January 9 through February 26. It is free and open to the public, daily from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., when school is in session.

Admission: Free
Paul Mellon Arts Center Gallery
332 Christian Street
Wallingford
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Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Neighborhood Carol Sing and Christmas Party

Sponsored by: St. Brendan Church

St. Brendan Church hosts its annual neighborhood carol sing.  Join in singing a variety of beloved sacred carols accompanied by choir, piano and organ. Prelude organ music will be played by Music Director Greg Czerkawski beginning at 6:15.  Lots of fun so bring your holiday spirit, cheer filled voice and a favorite Christmas cookie to share afterward at the reception in the parish hall.

Admission: Free
St. Brendan Church
455 Whalley Avenue
New Haven
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Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:30pm – 3:30pm

ITXpress: Training & Jobs for 17-29 Year Olds

Sponsored by: Workforce Alliance

Workforce Alliance’s ITXpress offers free training and support services to young adults ages 17-29 with a desire to work in Information Technology jobs like: software developer, computer & information systems manager, computer systems analyst, cybersecurity and more. Work for companies like Cigna, IBM, New Oak and members of the Connecticut Technology Council.

Eligible applicants must be ages 17-29, with a HS diploma or GED, and unemployed or underemployed working less than full-time or outside your chosen field. Must be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status.

Info Sessions held every Wednesday at 1:30 PM at the American Job Center at 560 Ella T. Grasso Blvd., New Haven. Can’t make a session? Contact Matt Reid at (203) 867-4030 x 287 or mreid@workforcealliance.biz
Follow on Instagram: @IT.Xpress_CT
Twitter: @ITXPress_CT

Admission: Free
American Job Center, New Haven
560 Ella T. Grasso Blvd.
New Haven
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Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:00am – 12:00pm

CRAFTY KIDS: Winter Theme (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 has scheduled a drop-in craft time for children ages 4-11.  This Crafty Kids program will feature winter-themed arts and crafts projects to inspire creativity.  All materials will be provided along with a snack.  There is no fee to attend.

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:00pm – 2:00pm

READ to PAYSON for Ages 5 to 11

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

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.

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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Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:15am – 11:30am

Christmas Day Worship

Sponsored by: Trinity Lutheran Church

Christmas Day Worship at Trinity Lutheran Church: Celebrate Christmas Day with Carols, Children’s Message, Candlelight and Communion.  Join us for the 12 days of Christmas.

Admission: Free
Trinity Lutheran Church
292 Orange St
New Haven
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Sat Dec 24 – Mon Dec 5, 2016 7:30pm – 8:45pm

Candlelight Christmas Eve at Trinity Lutheran

Sponsored by: Trinity Lutheran Church

Candlelight Christmas Eve at Trinity Lutheran, New Haven.  Carols, Communion, Children’s Message—Celebrate the Birth of the Christ-child!

Admission: Free
Trinity Lutheran Church
292 Orange St
New Haven
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Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:00am

ELF The Musical

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

Based on the beloved 2003 hit movie, ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.
“ELF is happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults!” – Variety.

Admission: Varies by location.
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:30pm

ELF The Musical

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

Based on the beloved 2003 hit movie, ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.
“ELF is happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults!” – Variety.

Admission: Varies by location.
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:00pm

ELF The Musical

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

Based on the beloved 2003 hit movie, ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.
“ELF is happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults!” – Variety.

Admission: Varies by location.
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:30am – 10:30am

Leverage Your Technical Skills

Sponsored by: Workforce Alliance

Jobseekers: Have you been out of work, under-employed, or working outside your field for at least 6 months? Do you have education or experience in Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering or Information Technology or other STEM fields?

Bring your resume to this no-obligation orientation every 2nd Thursday at 9:30 AM at the American Job Center, 560 Ella T. Grasso Blvd., New Haven, CT; or 4th Friday at 9:30 AM at the American Job Center, 87 West Main Street, Meriden. Walk-ins Welcome!

Get hired by employers willing to upgrade your skills ON THE JOB. Employers are eligible for 50-75% wage reimbursement to offset training costs.

There is never a cost to the jobseeker or the employer. This program is funded in whole or part by the U.S. Dept. of Labor Employment & Training Administration through the Ready to Work initiative and the Job Driven National Emergency Grant. Program administered by Workforce Alliance.

For details visit: http://www.workforcealliance.biz/index.php/growth-sect/manufacturing-technology/ready-to-work

Admission: Free
American Job Center, Meriden
87 West Main Street
Meriden
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Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:00pm

ELF The Musical

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

Based on the beloved 2003 hit movie, ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.
“ELF is happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults!” – Variety.

Admission: Varies by location.
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:00pm

ELF The Musical

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

Based on the beloved 2003 hit movie, ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.
“ELF is happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults!” – Variety.

Admission: Varies by location.
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:00pm

ELF The Musical

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

Based on the beloved 2003 hit movie, ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.
“ELF is happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults!” – Variety.

Admission: Varies by location.
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Tech Time - Bring All Your Tech-Related Questions!

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

A staff member will be on hand to answer all your tech-related questions and concerns. Whether you are having trouble downloading e-books, searching databases, completing on-line job applications, scanning/sending documents and photos, etc., your problems will be addressed.  No registration is needed.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Coloring for Grown Ups!

Sponsored by: Ansonia Library

The Ansonia Library will be hosting “Coloring for Grown Ups” on Wednesday, December 21 at 6:00 pm.  Coloring has recently been touted as the newest stress reliever for adults.  Six of the top 20 books on Amazon.com are now adult coloring books.  The books used have more intricate designs and patterns than those of children.  Materials and refreshments will be provided.  Come have a fun evening and see what it’s all about!

Admission: Free
Ansonia Library
53 South Cliff Street
Ansonia
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Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:00pm – 6:00pm

SMASH! CLUB VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

ENJOY PLAYING THE LATEST VIDEO GAMES ON OUR Wii AND BRING YOUR FRIENDS FOR A FUN TIME.  OPEN TO ALL TWEENS AND TEENS.  REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.  FOR DETAILS CALL 203-734-1492.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE.
Derby
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Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:30pm

ITXpress: Training & Jobs for 17-29 Year Olds

Sponsored by: Workforce Alliance

Workforce Alliance’s ITXpress offers free training and support services to young adults ages 17-29 with a desire to work in Information Technology jobs like: software developer, computer & information systems manager, computer systems analyst, cybersecurity and more. Work for companies like Cigna, IBM, New Oak and members of the Connecticut Technology Council.

Eligible applicants must be ages 17-29, with a HS diploma or GED, and unemployed or underemployed working less than full-time or outside your chosen field. Must be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status.

Info Sessions held every Wednesday at 1:30 PM at the American Job Center at 560 Ella T. Grasso Blvd., New Haven. Can’t make a session? Contact Matt Reid at (203) 867-4030 x 287 or mreid@workforcealliance.biz
Follow on Instagram: @IT.Xpress_CT
Twitter: @ITXPress_CT

Admission: Free
American Job Center, New Haven
560 Ella T. Grasso Blvd.
New Haven
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Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:30am – 11:30pm

TECH TALKS

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

LEARN WHAT IS NEW IN TECHNOLOGY AND HOW TO BEST FIR IT INTO YOUR OWN LIFE.  FOR THIS MONTH’S TOPIC PLEASE CALL 203-734-1492.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE.
Derby
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Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:00pm

ELF The Musical

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

Based on the beloved 2003 hit movie, ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.
“ELF is happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults!” – Variety.

Admission: Varies by location.
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:30pm – 7:30pm

EVENING BOOK CLUB

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

WE DISCUSS “LILIES OF THE FIELD” BY WILLIAM E. BARRETT. COPIES ARE AVAILABLE AT OUR LIBRARY.  ENJOY AN INTERESTING AND STIMULATING DISCUSSION.  FOR DETAILS CALL 203-734-1492.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE.
Derby
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Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:00pm – 7:00pm

TECH TALKS

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

LEARN WHAT IS NEW IN TECHNOLOGY AND HOW TO BEST FIT IT TO YOUR OWN NEEDS.  BRING YOUR QUESTIONS. FOR THIS MONTH’S TOPIC PLEASE CALL 203-734-1492.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE.
Derby
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Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:30pm – 1:30pm

WOMEN’S FORUM—HOLIDAY LUNCHEON

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

OUR LITERARY AND HISTORY-ORIENTED DISCUSSION GROUP CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAYS WITH A POT-LUCK LUNCH.  BRING A FAVORITE DISH—WE SERVE FREE COFFEE AND TEA.  FOR DETAILS CALL 203-734-1492.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE.
Derby
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Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Christmas with The Celtic Tenors

Sponsored by: The John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts

The Celtic Tenors have performed together for 15 years, and offer more than beautiful voices and musical knowledge.
Matthew Gilsenan, James Nelson and Daryl Simpson are comfortable in all genres from classical and folk to Irish and pop, they bring you, the audience, on a holiday musical voyage.
The Celtic Tenors have broken new ground by stepping away from their classical roots, and adding a more contemporary edge with a fresh and invigorating style which has won them both critical acclaim and so many fans the world over. With a polished international reputation and just over a million album sales under their belts, The Celtic Tenors offer something truly unique. The skill, range and ability of world-class tenors combined with the personality and fun of genuine performers.

Admission: $35 Prem, $30 Reg
The John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts
501 Crescent St
New Haven
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Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Catholic Underground CT

Sponsored by: Catholic Underground CT

Catholic Underground CT
December 17, 2016 7:30pm to 10:30pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/190020204776133/
www.catholicundergroundct.com

“And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, that shall be to all the people e: For, this day, is born to you a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord, in the city of David. And this shall be a sign unto you. You shall find the infant wrapped in swaddling clothes, and laid in a manger.’

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army, praising God, and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest; and on earth peace to men of good will.’”
(Luke 2: 10-14)

Join us in the Chapel of Holy Apostles College & Seminary, 33 Prospect Hill Road, Cromwell, CT 06416 on Saturday, December 17, 2016 for Holy Hour:
•  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
•  Evening Prayers (Vespers)
•  Music for Meditation
•  Solemn Benediction
Confession will be available throughout the hour.

After starting our night in adoration with Our Lord, the evening continues in the lower level of the chapel – a Christmas party – refreshments, social and music.

Please bring a snack or dessert to share, your favorite Christmas story to tell, and enjoy an evening with friends before we celebrate the birth of Our Lord!

The evening will conclude at 10:30pm with Night Prayer (Compline), followed by the “after party” at the Athenian Diner in Middletown, CT.

Catholic Underground CT is a young adult event where Catholics from all around Connecticut gather together once a month to pray and experience Catholic culture and fellowship.  It is all about growing in faith, building relationships, and growing the Catholic community.

Admission: Free
Holy Apostles College & Seminary
33 Prospect Hill Road
Cromwell
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Sat Dec 17 – Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:30pm – 11:59pm

BARBRA AND JUDY HOLIDAY SPECIAL

Sponsored by: ROBIN BANKS AND BARBRA JOAN STREETSAND

Holidays can be such a drag and nobody knows it better than these two. On
December 17th, join Judy (Robin Banks) and Babs (Barbra Joan Streetsand), as
they share their laughs, life lessons, and live performances with you. Take a
break from the holiday chaos, put your feet up and let us entertain you. This
90 minute magical show set at 168 York Street Cafe is just what the Doctor
ordered! $10 guarantees your seats. Make your will call reservations today. There will be two seatings: 7:30PM & 10:30PM.


Make your reservations today by contacting Barbra Joan Streetsand or Robin Banks on Facebook, calling (515) 207-5244, or emailing
streetsandbanks@yahoo.com.

Admission: $10
168 York St Cafe
168 York St
New Haven
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Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Social Cinema 13th

Sponsored by: USNH Social Cinema

Potluck@6:30pm - Film@7:15pm. Free Screening of the Ava Duvernay documentary film “13th”. For more information contact Jesse Greist at 203-288-1807 or email office@usnh.org

Admission: Free
Unitarian Society of New Haven
700 Hartford Turnpike
Hamden
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Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:30pm – 9:00pm

13th: Movie Linking Modern-Day Prison System to Slavery

Sponsored by: Unitarian Society of New Haven

The USNH Social Cinema, Anti-Racism Task Force, Peace Task Force & Waverly Partnership   Present…13th: A powerful look at how the modern-day prison labor system links to slavery.
Potluck dinner at 6:30PM, Film starts at 7:15PM.  Email office@usnh.org for more info.

Admission: Free
Unitarian Society of New Haven
700 Hartford Turnpike
Hamden
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Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Wadsworth to Screen Film on Influential Songwriter, Record Producer

Sponsored by: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Queen Ann Nzinga Center & Six Summit Gallery

Only Connecticut early screening of the biographical documentary, “Bang! The Bert Berns Story” about 1960s American songwriter and record producer Bert Berns; the preview will be followed by a Q&A with the director and a live performance by legendary soul singer Betty Harris, with New Haven resident Toni Ligon, singing backup. Ligon will also sing a Bert Berns hit, “A Piece of My Heart.”

Admission: $18 for members; $20
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
600 Main St.
Hartford
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Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Celebrate Christmas

Sponsored by: Walnut Hill Community Church

A wonderful family-focused time of celebration with games, crafts, refreshments, gift card drawing, Christmas family photos and much more ... ALL FREE

Admission: Free
Walnut Hill Community Church
Corner Smith and 9th Streets
Derby
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Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:00am – 1:30pm

Christmas Fair & Cookie Walk at the David Humphreys House

Sponsored by: Derby Historical Society

Join us for our Christmas Fair and Cookie Walk at the David Humphreys House.  Purchase 18 cookies for $5!  Find that last minute gift for the hard to buy for person on your list!  Handmade items available from our talented Docents as well as items in our gift shop!

Admission: Free Admission
David Humphreys House
37 Elm Street
Ansonia
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Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:00am – 1:00pm

Faith Baptist Santa’s Sleigh

Sponsored by: Faith Baptist Santa's Sleigh Ministry

Children ages 12 years old and under will receive a Toy of their choice and those ages 13-17 years old will receive a Gift Card.
Contact Trustee Nancy Jordan @ (203) 933-8363

Admission: Free
Faith Baptist Church 39-41 Emma Street West Haven, CT
39-41 Emma Street
West Haven, CT
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Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:00am – 1:00pm

Faith Baptist Santa’s Sleigh

Sponsored by: Faith Baptist Santa's Sleigh Ministry

Children ages 12 years old and under will receive a Toy of their choice and those ages 13-17 years old will receive a Gift Card.
Contact Trustee Nancy Jordan @ (203) 933-8363

Admission: Free
Faith Baptist Church 39-41 Emma Street West Haven, CT
39-41 Emma Street
West Haven, CT
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Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:00pm

SOULFUL SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS featuring WILL DOWNING & NAJEE

Sponsored by: ACT Jams Productions/Palace Theater

Usher in the spirit of the holiday season with SOULFUL SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS featuring WILL DOWNING & NAJEE presented by ACT Jams Productions on December 16 at the Palace Theater, 100 East Main Street, Waterbury, CT.  Show starts at 8 p.m.  Show starts at 8 p.m.  Tickets available at the box office at 203-346-2000 or online at http://www.palacetheaterct.org/shows/main-stage-presentations/soulful-sounds-christmas/

Following the concert, guests are invited to take to the dance floor in the orchestra lobby for an Old School Holiday Dance Party featuring everyone’s favorite R&B, funk, house and holiday classics spun by the evening’s host, Al “DJ ACT” Taylor from 94.3 FM WYBC.


With a career that spans over 27 years and 18 albums, Will Downing is one of the most versatile and loved voices of our time. His repertoire consists of signature interpretations of R&B classics like “I Go Crazy,” “Wishing On A Star” and “I Try,” with original hits “A Million Ways,” “Sorry I” and the show-stopping duet with Rachelle Ferrell, “Nothing Has Ever Felt Like This.” His distinctive baritone voice has resonated in the hearts of women world-wide and carved a unique niche in the music marketplace.

Two-time Grammy nominated saxophonist and flautist, Najee has made a career following his heart and keen musical intuition by pushing musical boundaries, all of which have made him an international pioneer in the music industry. Having collaborated with everyone in the music business from Prince and Quincy Jones to Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khanand Herbie Hancock, Najee’s technical agility, grace, compositional prowess, unbridled passion and fearless genre bending have made him one of the most sought after musicians of his generation. With two Platinum and four Gold albums under his belt, Najee is an icon whose musical vision spawned an entire new genre by fusing the music close to his heart.

Admission: $35 - $75
Palace Theater
100 East Main Street
Waterbury
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Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:00pm

Pink Martini

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

The fabulously eclectic ensemble’s vintage-chic style is an intoxicating concoction of sultry Latin music, swinging jazz, cabaret and more… with a twist of holiday gems!

Admission: Varies by location.
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:00pm – 8:33pm

Theory of Relativity

Sponsored by: Seymour High School

Seymour High School presents a musical “Theory of Relativity”

Admission: $10
Seymour High School
2 Botsford Rd
Seymour
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Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:00pm

Winter Performance Party

Sponsored by: Music Haven

Join the Music Haven community as we celebrate the accomplishments of our 80 young students! Hear performances by Music Haven students and their teachers, the Haven String Quartet.

Admission: Free
Fair Haven School
164 Grand Avenue
New Haven
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Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:30pm

Long Wharf Theatre Drama Class Student Production

Sponsored by: CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School

The public is invited to attend CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School’s performance of “Based On A True Story”.

December 16th 2016 - The gods have been plucked from our skies and thrown down onto 222 Sargent Drive. Katie Couric, the internationally known journalist, gets wind of this story and comes to New Haven to cover this historical and mind-bending event.

Want to know what happens? Join us and see!

FRIDAY, 16 DECEMBER 1:30 p.m., students perform/share at Long Wharf Theatre’s Stage II classroom.  Refreshments to follow!

Admission: Please bring clean, gently used winter clothing for our Winter Clothing Drive – children’s clothes are especially needed! 

Contact mandm@CTExperiential.org or call 203.433.4658 for more information.  www.CTExperiential.org.

Admission: Free
Long Wharf Theatre Stage II Classroom
222 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven
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Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:00am – 3:00pm

American Job Center Career Coach - Create a Great Resume

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

These classes are free and open to the public. Registration is requested but walk-ins will be welcomed on a first come first served basis.  The American Job Centers Coach is operated by Career Resources.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:30pm – 9:30pm

New Haven Symphony Orchestra: Handel’s Messiah

Sponsored by: New Haven Symphony Orchestra

$15-74; College Students $10; Kids 7-17 go free with the purchase of an adult ticket

Admission: $15-74
Woolsey Hall
500 College Street
New Haven
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Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Wally Lamb Book Signing

Sponsored by: The Yale Bookstore

We are delighted to have author Wally Lamb join us for the signing of his new book I’ll Take You There: A Novel.

New York Times bestselling author Wally Lamb weaves an evocative, deeply affecting tapestry of one Baby Boomer’s life—Felix Funicello, introduced in Wishin’ and Hopin’—and the trio of unforgettable women who have changed it, in this radiant homage to the resiliency, strength, and power of women.

I’ll Take You There centers on Felix, a film scholar who runs a Monday night movie club in what was once a vaudeville theater. One evening, while setting up a film in the projectionist booth, he’s confronted by the ghost of Lois Weber, a trailblazing motion picture director from Hollywood’s silent film era. Lois invites Felix to revisit—and in some cases relive—scenes from his past as they are projected onto the cinema’s big screen.


To obtain an autograph from the author attendees MUST PURCHASE a copy of his latest book. Copies will be sold at the event.

The Yale Bookstore will Validate 1 hour free parking in the Broadway Lot with the purchase of a book.

Admission: Free
The Yale Bookstore
77 Broadway
New Haven
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Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Teen “Baker” Space - Decorating Holiday Treats

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Be creative decorating a variety of baked goods.  All materials will be provided.

Registration is requested.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:59am – 11:29am

Tech Time - Bring All Your Tech-Related Quetions!

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

A staff member will be on hand to answer all your tech-related questions and concerns. Whether you are having trouble downloading e-books, searching databases, completing on-line job applications, scanning/sending documents and photos, etc., your problems will be addressed.  No registration is needed.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:30pm – 8:00pm

The Coffee Grinders Acoustic Blues Trio

Sponsored by: Seymour Public Library

The Seymour Library is pleased to host the acoustic trio The Coffee Grinder Blues. The members include Frank Breen on acoustic guitar and vocals, Jim Choquette on vocals and harmonica and Howie Horn on wash tub bass and vocals. The band have an eclectic mix of influences such as the Stones, Beatles, Dylan, Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson. This program is free to all and coffee will be flowing.
Any questions please call the library at 203-888-3903.

Admission: Free
Seymour Public Library
46 Church St.
Seymour
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Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:30pm

New Haven Young Entrepreneurs Club

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

Join us to learn more about this exciting opportunity! Teens will learn about developing a product and a business plan to market it. This program will run for several months and teens who elect to apply must be willing to commit to a schedule which will include weekly meetings, check-ins with mentors, and more. Please call for more info; 203.946.8130

Admission: Free
Main library
Elm Street
New Haven
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Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Wee Faerie Village in Branford Opens To The Public!

Sponsored by: CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School

The public is invited to tour and walk through our artistically designed “village”, based on civilizations and faerie traditions from around the world. 
Meet with students and learn about their work Wednesday, 14 December, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. at CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School,
28 School Street, Branford.
Hot chocolate and refreshments will be served!
Admission: Please bring clean, gently used winter clothing for our Winter Clothing Drive – children’s clothes are especially needed!
RSVP and more information mandm@CTExperiential.org or 203.433.4658.  www.CTExperiential.org.

Admission: Free
CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School
28 School Street (rear of building)
Branford
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Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:00pm – 5:00pm

TEEN VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

TEENS AND TWEENS ARE INVITED TO PLAY SUPER SMASH BROS. ON OUR NINTENDO Wii U.  REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.  BRING A FRIEND AND ENJOY THE CHALLENGES OF PLAY.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE.
Derby
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Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:30pm – 3:30pm

IT Skills Training & Jobs for 17-29 Year Olds

Sponsored by: Workforce Alliance

Out of School, not Out of Opportunity. Free training and support for ages 17-29 who want to work in Information Technology.

Workforce Alliance’s ITXpress offers free training and support services to young adults ages 17-29 with a desire to work in Information Technology jobs like: software developer, computer & information systems manager, computer systems analyst, cybersecurity and more. Work for companies like Cigna, IBM, New Oak and members of the Connecticut Technology Council.

Eligible applicants must be ages 17-29, with a HS diploma or GED, and unemployed or underemployed working less than full-time or outside your chosen field. Must be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status.

Info Sessions held every Wednesday at 1:30 PM at the American Job Center at 560 Ella T. Grasso Blvd., New Haven. Can’t make a session? Contact Matt Reid at (203) 867-4030 x 287 or mreid@workforcealliance.biz
Follow on Instagram: @IT.Xpress_CT
Twitter: @ITXPress_CT

Admission: Free
American Job Center, New Haven
560 Ella T. Grasso Blvd.
New Haven
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Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:00pm

Crunk Witch, Ceschi, The Forest Room

Sponsored by: Cafe Nine

electronic/post folk/acoustic music

Admission: $6
Cafe Nine
250 State Street
New Haven
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Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:30pm

Yale Voxtet | Vespers

Sponsored by: Yale Institute of Sacred Music

Members of the Yale Voxtet are current students of James Taylor at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale School of Music, where they are candidates for graduate degrees in voice. The ensemble sings as part of the Yale Schola Cantorum and presents two chamber concerts a year.

Admission: Free
Dwight Chapel
67 High St.
New Haven
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Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:00pm

Coastal Chordsmen

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

Welcome the holiday season with a wonderful performance by the Coastal Chordsmen, a barbershop-style chorus, on Tuesday, December 13 at 7:00 PM at Milford Public Library.

  The Trumbull-based barbershop chorus will perform a variety of holiday favorites guaranteed to enchant the entire family.  Bring children, grandchildren, and get in the holiday spirit!

  This program is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.  Milford Library is located at 57 New Haven Ave., Milford.

  This program is generously funded by the Friends of Milford Library.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:00pm

Honky Tonk Tuesday w/ Five in the Chamber

Sponsored by: The Outer Space

bluegrass

Admission: Free
The Outer Space
295 Treadwell Street
Hamden
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Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:30pm

GINGERBREAD MAN PROGRAM (Ages 4-9 only)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Catch a gingerbread man story and create a craft during this holiday program for families with children ages 4-9.  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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Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Taking an active role in your medication therapy

Sponsored by: Seymour Public Library

Join local pharmacist Leslie Kerwin at the Seymour Public Library as she has an informal free presentation and discussion on the importance of knowing your medication: side effects of your medications, generic vs name brand medication, food interaction with your medication.
Light refreshment will be served.
Any questions please call the Library at 203-888-3903.

Admission: Free
Seymour Public Library
46 Church St.
Seymour
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Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:00pm – 7:30pm

ON THE HOMEFRONT—VALLEY LIFE 1941-45

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

MOVIES, FASHIONS, WAR WORK, FARMING, RATIONING—AND HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE LETTERS OF FRANCES KELLOGG. POWERPOINT PRESENTATION AND RESEARCH BY PAT SWEENEY

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE.
Derby
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Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:00pm

Health Career Free Training Info Session

Sponsored by: Workforce Alliance

Come find out if you qualify for FREE short-term training with the Health Careers Advancement Project through Workforce Alliance. Tuesday, December 13 at 1 PM at the Blackstone Library Library, 758 Main Street, Branford, CT. Walk-Ins welcome!

Become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Personal Trainer, EMT,
Medical Office Assistant, Phlebotomy Tech, Pharmacy Tech, or Human Services Assistant professional.

Income guidelines apply. Must have a High School diploma or GED. Training takes place at Gateway Community College, or Middlesex Community College. One of the Pharmacy Tech trainings is held at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Can’t make this special event? Information Sessions held Tuesdays at 1:30 PM at the American Job Center, 87 West Main Street, Meriden; or Wednesdays at 9:30 AM at the American Job Center, 560 Ella T. Grasso Blvd., New Haven, CT. For details visit:http://www.workforcealliance.biz/index.php/growth-sect/healthcare/HCAP

This event posting was supported by Grant HHS-90FX-0041 from the Administration for children and Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and not necessarily the official views of HHS. HPOG is a study funded by the federal government which is being conducted to determine how these training opportunities help people improve their skills and find better jobs., During the study, all new eligible applicants will be selected by lottery to participate in these training opportunities. Not all eligible applicants will be selected to participate in these opportunities.

Admission: Free
James Blackstone Memorial Library
758 Main Street, Branford, CT
Branford
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