Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:00am – 3:00pm

Learn Microsoft Excel from the Career Coach

Sponsored by: Connecticut Works Career Coach

Learn Microsoft Excel from the CTWORKS Career Coach. The free class is offered on one day in 2 sessions with one hour break between sessions. Must be 18 years of older. The class is limited to 10 adults. Register in person or call 203-888-3903.

Admission: Free
Seymour Library
46 Church St
Seymour
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Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:00am – 3:00pm

Learn Microsoft Word from the Career Coach

Sponsored by: Connecticut Works Career Coach

Learn Microsoft Word from the CTWorks Career Coach. The free class is offered on one day in 2 sessions with an one hour break between sessions. Must be 18 years or older and the class is limited to 10 adults. Register in person or call 203-888-3903.

Admission: Free
Seymour Public Library
46 Church St
Seymour
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Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:00am – 3:00pm

Learn Microsoft PowerPoint from the Career Coach

Sponsored by: Connecticut Works Career Coach

Learn Microsoft PowerPoint from the CTWorks Career Coach. The free class is offered on one day in 2 sessions with a one hour break between sessions. Must be 18 years old or older and the class is limited to 10 adults. Register in person or call 203-888-3903.

Admission: Free
Seymour Public Library
46 Church St
Seymour
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Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:00am – 3:00pm

Learn Microsoft Excel from the Career Coach

Sponsored by: Connecticut Works Career Coach

Learn Microsoft from the CTWORKS Career Coach. The free class is offered on one day in 2 sessions with an one hour break between sessions. Must be 18 years or older and the class is limited to 10 adults. Register in person or call 203-888-3903.

Admission: Free
Seymour Library
46 Church St
Seymour
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Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:59am – 3:59pm

Craft Brew Races - New Haven

Sponsored by: Gray Matter Marketing

The Brew Festival will begin immediately following the race, with gates opening at 12:30 p.m. Runners must present their 21+ bracelet for entry. Festival Only and Designated Driver ticket holders will receive their 21+ bracelet at the festival gate.
DESIGNATED DRIVERS
We urge all attendees to enjoy their time responsibly. We recommend participants designate a sober driver and we are happy to offer admittance to all designated drivers for $15.00 whereupon they can enjoy the festivals’ great atmosphere, food and live music and offer you a safe ride home.
Note: We do not offer a 5k/Designated Driver ticket option.
LIVE MUSIC AND FOOD
Food vendors and trucks will be onsite selling throughout the festival.

Admission: Price Varies
Edgewood Park
Corner of West Rock Avenue and Whalley Avenue
New Haven
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Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:00am – 3:00pm

Learn Microsoft Access from the Career Coach

Sponsored by: Connecticut Works Career Coach

Learn Microsoft Access from the CTWorks Career Coach. The free class is offered on one day in 2 sessions with a one hour break between sessions.  Must be 18 years or older and the class is limited to 10 adults. Register in person or call 203-888-3903.

Admission: Free
Seymour Library
46 Church St
Seymour
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Tue Jul 5, 2016 8:00am – 8:00am

July Accelerated Day EMT Program

Sponsored by: Medical Education Academy

This course will be thought at MedEd 141 South Main St Beacon Falls, CT

July 5th - Aug 12

Monday - Friday 8am-2pm

Emergency Medical Technician

An emergency medical technician (EMT) is an emergency responder trained to provide emergency medical care to the critically ill or injured. EMTs are trained in entry level emergency medical care including those critical skills necessary for rapid response, initial patient assessment and treatment, patient immobilization, patient extrication and movement, and transportation. Patient treatment guidelines are described in local protocols which typically follow both national standards as well as local policies. The goals of EMT interventions are to rapidly evaluate a patient’s condition, maintain an adequate airway, breathing, and circulation. In addition, EMT intervention aims to control external bleeding, prevent shock, and prevent further injury or disability while expediting the safe and timely transport of the patient to the hospital for more definitive care.

This 180 plus hour Emergency Medical Technician (EMT- Basic) course includes all the skills necessary to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level in accordance with the National Standard Curriculum and the guidelines set forth by the State of Connecticut. This exciting, yet demanding course will be taught through academic lecture, hands on demonstration, and practical application settings. Reading assignments and on-line training will be part of this program as well. Adults learn in different ways and must take responsibility for their own learning through goal setting, research and self-evaluation. The instructor is a facilitator of learning who provides objectives, resources, coaching, feedback and evaluation. Adults bring with them to the educational setting life experiences that can be drawn upon as a foundation for learning new information and skills.

MEDED CLASS REQUIREMENTS…
» Must be 16 by the last day of class.
» Must have parental consent form signed if under the age of 18
» A watch with a second hand
» A 1” binder to organize all practical materials
» Clinical time (arranged by course coordinator)
» Successful completion of SMART triage (provided in course)
» Successful completion of NIMS 100, 200, 700, & 800 (done in course)
» Successful completion of CPR for the HCP (done in course)
» Signing and adhering to a course contract and code of conduct
» AAOS Emergency Care for the Sick and Injured 10th ed (provided)
» Internet access

MedEd offers what others can not…

We provide a full EVOC (Emergency Vehicle Operator Course)

Full SMART Triage Training

Clinical Time Arranged in the Hospital and Ambulance Setting

Online Course Materials to Help Prepare Students for the NREMT Exam

***** Online Registration is Required ***** Payment Plans Are Available *****

 

Any Questions Please Call or Email MedEd
At 203-632-9247, scloney@mededct.com

Admission: $950
Medical Education Academy
141 South Main St
Beacon Falls
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Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Lunchtime Book Discussion: Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Eilis Lacey has come of age in small-town Ireland in the hard years following World War II.  When an Irish priest from Brooklyn offers to sponsor Eilis in America, she decides she must go, leaving her fragile mother and her charismatic sister behind.  Eilis finds work, and then when she least expects it, finds love.  Just as Eilis begins to realize that all her hopes and aspirations are about to come true, devastating news from Ireland threatens the promise of her future.

Multiple copies are available at the main circulation desk.  Bring a sandwich and a friend as you “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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Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Cooking Demo: Spice Up Your Summer

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Stacey Ference of Savour Catering will talk about different spices and show how you can use them in your summer recipes.  There will be samples of all demonstrated foods.

Registration is required!

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:00pm – 3:00pm

9th Annual Free PARDON ME Seminar

Sponsored by: PARDON ME INC.

Erase Your Criminal Record       PARDON ME INC PRESENTS: The 9th Annual
Free PARDON ME Seminar. Learn the difference between: Certificate of employability & Expungement.

Admission: Free
FAIR HAVEN PUBLIC LIBRARY
182 Grand Avenue
New Haven
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Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:00am – 3:00pm

Learn Microsoft PowerPoint from the Career Coach

Sponsored by: Connecticut Works Career Coach

Learn Microsoft PowerPoint from the CTWORKS Career Coach. The free class is offered on one day in 2 sessions with a one hour break between sessions. Must be 18 years or older and the class is limited to 10 adults. Register in person or call 203-888-3903.

Admission: Free
Seymour Public Library
46 Church St
Seymour
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Thu Jun 23 – Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:00am

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME- Ages 3-5: SUMMER SERIES

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; also, since each weekly story time after this is one is part of this series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.

Preschool Story Time for 3-5-year-olds includes stories, songs, musical instruments, and literacy games in addition to a craft each week.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room area.  Preschool Story Time is designed to be an early school-readiness experience, an introduction to peer interaction, and to improve listening skills.

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Thu Jun 23 – Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:00am

TODDLER TIME- Ages 1 & 2: Summer Series

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; since this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.

Toddlers 1 or 2 years old along with a caregiver are invited to register for this story time. Finger plays, songs, stories, rhymes, and movement will be included in this weekly program.

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Wed Jun 22 – Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:00pm – 7:30pm

“Get In The Game” 2016 Teen Summer Club

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Options available to club members include board games as well as the
Nintendo Wii game system, Legos and more! Light snacks will be provided.
Competitors will earn credit for each event attended through the
8-week program and weekly winners will be drawn!
* Read books and earn more credits*
A grand prize winner will be drawn at the club’s finale pizza party on August 11.  Registration begins June 1.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:00am – 2:00pm

KIDS’ DOODLE DAY (Ages 4-11)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

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

It’s a day of coloring fun for kids at the Derby Public Library.  Join the coloring craze during this drop-in program for children ages 4-11 and create a poster to take home.  There is no fee to attend and all materials will be supplied.

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Yesterday’s Headlines (Local History Program)

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Rob has specialized in presenting local history in fun, interactive formats for both general and specific audiences for more than twenty years.  He is past director of the Derby Historical Society and the City of Shelton’s Municipal Historian.  In addition, he has authored four books through Arcadia Publications, and has been a popular historical columnist.

Participants will be taken back to 1916, 1941, and 1966 to see what was happening locally 100, 75, and 50 years ago in the Valley.

Registration is requested.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:00pm – 2:00pm

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 this “drop-in” program. There is no fee to attend and all building materials will be provided.  Place your building masterpiece on display in the Children’s Room for everyone to admire!

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Maximize Your Social Security Benefits

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

David Cowan, endorsed AAA retiree advisor, will discuss how to navigate retirement savings challenges, ways to safeguard retirement savings, and how to increase Social Security benefits by as much as $100,000.  Learn when the right time is to start taking your Social Security, hidden benefits you may have from a former or deceased spouse, and the benefits of “switches.”  While the program is targeted for pre-retirees, ages 60-66, the general public is welcome to attend.

Registration is requested.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Mon Jun 20 – Mon Aug 8, 2016 1:30pm – 3:00pm

“Get In The Game” 2016 Teen Summer Club

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Options available to club members include board games as well as the
Nintendo Wii game system, Legos and more! Light snacks will be provided.
Competitors will earn credit for each event attended through the
8-week program and weekly winners will be drawn!
* Read books and earn more credits*
A grand prize winner will be drawn at the club’s finale pizza party on August 11. Registration begins June 1.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:00am – 12:00pm

CHILDREN’S SUMMER KIDS’ CLUB Kick-off Event (Ages 4-11)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

The Derby Public Library kicks off the summer kids’ club with a live animal program presented by Animal Show on the Go.  This hour-long program compliments the summer library theme On Your Mark, Get Set, Read, which focuses on wellness, fitness, and sports.  Learn how important fitness and staying healthy are to animals for their survival.  The program is geared for families with children ages 4-11.

Admission: Free
MEETING ROOM at LIBRARY
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:00am – 7:00pm

Harcourt Wood Memorial Birthday Celebration

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

The Library will be decorated with flowers in compliance with Colonel H. Holton Wood’s request, which he made at the dedication of the Library in 1902.  At that time he asked that flowers be placed throughout the Library every year on the birth date of his son.  His request has been honored ever since.  Several years ago, the Library also added the tradition of commemorating this special day with a birthday cake.  This time honored tradition has become well know over the years, not only throughout the Valley, but well beyond.  It has been written about in the New York Times.

A memorial plaque in Harcourt’s memory is displayed at the front entrance of the Library.  The public is invited to visit throughout the day for cake and to learn more about the history of the Library.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Mon Jun 20 – Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:00am – 5:00pm

2016 Summer Reading Club for Adults

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

The Derby Public Library will once again be running a Summer Reading Club for adults ages eighteen and over.  Participants will be invited to Exercise Your Mind – Read!  The club will begin on June 20 and run through August 12.

As participants read books of their choice, they will be asked to anonymously complete a very brief review form to share with fellow readers.  Readers will have the option of doing this either online by using LitKeeper, or the more traditional hand written way. These reviews will be posted and shared.  Readers will receive a participation prize after they submit their first review.

Weekly raffles will be held for all readers sharing for each particular week.  All participants will be invited to a final summer celebration on Monday, August 15 at 6:30 PM.  Ongoing programs such as Tuesday Morning Movie Classics, Color Club, Wednesday Movie Matinees, Tech Times, Local History Sessions, Resume “Right”-ing, and Sports Talks will continue throughout the summer, along with many other special programs.  For more information or to register, stop by the Library at 313 Elizabeth St. or call 203 736-1482 or visit www.derbypubliclibrary.org.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Fathers’ Day Pasta Dinner

Sponsored by: Valley Council 23 Knights of Columbus

Come join us for a pasta dinner which includes meatballs, sausage, salad, bread & butter, desserts, coffee & tea, and soda. BYOB. Proceeds to support the Robert Knott Scholarship.

Admission: $10.00-A $5.00- C
Assumption Church Hall (handicap accessible)
61 North Cliff Street
Ansonia
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Sat Jun 18 – Mon Jul 4, 2016 11:00am – 6:30pm

Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire

Sponsored by: Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire

The Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire is a world of history and imagination with an interactive village full of music, magic and fun for all ages.

Explore an interactive fantasy world set in a time long ago where elves, fairies, orcs, goblins,  animal-kin, dwarves, and magic are real.  Patrons are encouraged (though not required) to dress up as one of our fantasy races to enhance your immersion in the storyline.
Spend the day seeing live shows, combat, a thrilling storyline, over 50 handcrafted and unique artisans and delicious food. Fun for the whole family.
Rain or Shine

Warsaw Park, 119 Pulaski Highway, Ansonia, Connecticut 06401

Weekends, June 18 to July 4, 2016
11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. every day plus a nighttime show on Saturdays until 9 p.m.

Tickets: 
$16 for adults (ages 15+); $11 young adults (ages 10-14); $6 children (ages 5-9); Free for children 5 and under.
Discounts for veterans, seniors, Peace Corps and disabled. Group discounts available.

http://www.mfrenfaire.com/

Admission: $16 for adults
Warsaw Park
119 Pulaski Highway
Ansonia
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Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:00am

FUN WITH SIGNING (Ages 2-5)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Children ages 2-5 along with a caregiver are invited to attend Fun with Signing at the Derby Public Library.  Elaine Langsam, a certified Baby Signs instructor, will facilitate this interactive story time featuring a summer-themed story and activities.  No previous knowledge of signing is necessary to participate.

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:00am – 3:00pm

American Job Search Career Coach: Create A Great Resume

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

The 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 Search Career Coach is operated by Career Resources.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Teen Makerspace - Duct Tape 101 (for ages 12-17)

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Participants will be guided in the art of manipulating duct tape into practical and fun creations.  All materials will be provided.

Registration is requested.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:00am – 11:00am

Tech Time - Bring Your Tech Related Questions & 3D Printer Demo

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

A staff member will be on hand to answer all your tech-related questions and concerns. This event will also include a demonstration of the Library’s recently purchased 3-D printer.  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 Jun 15, 2016 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Tech Time - Bring Your Tech Related Questions & 3D Printer Demo

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

A staff member will be on hand to answer all your tech-related questions and concerns. This event will also include a demonstration of the Library’s recently purchased 3-D printer.  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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Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:00pm

Retirement Celebration for Ms. Wanda Y Gibbs

Sponsored by: For tickets contact Tanya Gibbs-Scott at trgibbsscott@gmail.com

After 27 years as Principal of Riverside Ed. Academy and over 35 years as an educator, Ms. Wanda Gibbs is ready to dance the last dance. We invite you to celebrate the occasion with us!! The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, May 27th. Limited seating is available.

Admission: $60.00
Anthony's Ocean View
450 Lighthouse Road
New Haven
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Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Gardening Program: Pests, Disease & Organic Controls

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Rachel will discuss the numerous pests and diseases that can negatively affect your garden.  Many can be avoided through early identification if you know what you are looking for.  She will give tips and information on the best organic approaches and products to use, as well as a reference list of great resources to help your garden thrive, bug and disease free.

Registration is requested

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Mon Jun 13 – Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:00am – 11:59pm

Music Haven presents: The String Quartet Truck

Sponsored by: Music Haven

June 13-16, 2016
Various times and locations throughout the city of New Haven
Music Haven presents: The String Quartet Truck
In conjunction with the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, the Haven String Quartet engages audiences in the streets of New Haven! To find
our daily stops, check stringquartettruck.com
or @The_SQ_Truck
Admission: Free

Admission: Free
New Haven
New Haven

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Sat Jun 11 – Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:00pm – 7:45pm

Music Haven presents: The String Quartet Truck

Sponsored by: Music Haven

In conjunction with the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, the Haven String Quartet brings classical music to the streets of New Haven with the String Quartet Truck.
The truck stops at various locations in New Haven through June 11-16 (see below).  For daily updates during the festival, visit stringquartettruck.com, facebook.com/musichavenct, or follow us on Twitter @The_SQ_Truck!

Saturday, June 11, 2016
6:00-6:45 pm: New Haven Green

Sunday, June 12, 2016
6:00-6:45 pm: East Rock Park Summit

Monday, June 13, 2016
12:00-12:45 pm: Cedar Street (near the food trucks)
2:00-2:45 pm: Corner of Temple & Chapel Streets

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
12:00-12:45 pm: Corner of Prospect and Sachem Streets (near the food trucks at Ingalls Rink, the “Yale Whale,” at 73 Sachem St, New Haven, CT 06511 )
5:00-5:45 pm: In front of Union Station (50 Union Ave.)

Thursday, June 16, 2016
5:00-5:45 pm: Corner of York & Chapel Streets
7:00-7:45 pm:  Broadway Plaza parking lot

For more information about Music Haven, visit www.musichavenct.org

Admission: Free
New Haven Gree
New Haven

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Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:00pm – 9:00pm

International Beer & Food Festival

Sponsored by: Townsquare Media

Saturday, June 11th from 3pm – 9pm at the City Center Green in Downtown Danbury – 101 Railroad Place, Danbury, CT 06810
Early Bird GA Tickets $10, price goes up to $15 on June 1st so get your tickets now.
Tickets will be $20 at the door.

Admission: $10 (adv) $20 (door)
Danbury
101 Railroad Place, Danbury, CT, 06810
Danbury
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Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:59am – 3:29pm

Denali Outdoor Hike Series: Family Rock Climbing

Sponsored by: Denali

Terms: Max: 4 youth participants per family registration. Parents are encouraged to attend, adult supervision and parent-signed waiver required.

What to Bring: Participants should wear weather appropriate clothing, closed-toe shoes for hiking and bring a small day with snacks, water (1 liter min), jacket, sunscreen, bug spray and any medications.

Registration: $5ea – participants will receive a Denali / Trailblazer gift card for $10 plus some other fun goodies and giveaways.

Hiking Difficulty: Moderate with some easy scrambling. Wear closed toe shoes for the approach hike to the crag.

Climbing Difficulty: Beginner and kid friendly climbing terrain, routes from 5.2 to 5.8 (YDS)

Hiking Mileage: Total hiking distance to/from the crag is approx 1.5 miles.

Est. Duration: 4-5 hours

Directions:

Chatfield Hollow State Park

381 Route 80

Killingworth, CT

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/cmsWX

We’ll meet at the first dirt parking lot (free parking) on the left immediately after pulling into the park from Route 80. If you pass the small entrance guard booth you’ve gone too far.

Look for the Denali Outdoor signs directing you to the meetup location.

Climbing Area GPS: From Google – 41.366020, -72.592366 (approximate)

Questions? Contact Nate at Ascent Climbing by contacting 203-675-5510 or nate@ascentclimbing.net

Admission: $5
Chatfield Hollow State Park
381 Route 80
Killingworth
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Thu Jun 9, 2016 7:00pm

Graduation - Valley Regional Adult Education

Sponsored by: Valley Regional Adult Education

Join us for the Graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 9th, at 7:00 pm.  The ceremony will take place at Center Stage, 54 Grove St., in Shelton. Call 203.924.6651 for more info.

Admission: Free
Center Stage
54 Grove St.
Shelton
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Thu Jun 9, 2016 5:00pm – 8:30pm

LUNG FORCE Walk

Sponsored by: American Lung Association

Join us on Thursday, June 9th at Rentschler Field for the inaugural LUNG FORCE Walk Hartford!  The LUNG FORCE Walk will be a fun and inspiring event with music, interactive mission and education tents, fitness activities, and a 3-mile walk along the Rentchler Field concourse.


LUNG FORCE is a national movement led by the American Lung Association which unites women in the fight against lung cancer and for lung health. Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of men and women. Your participation in the LUNG FORCE Walk Hartford will raise awareness and funds that will make a difference in lives that desperately need it.

Register today because now is the time to raise our voices against lung cancer—and for lung health. And, if you make a a $33 self donation, representing the 33+ million people who suffer from lung disease, you will receive a LUNG FORCE keychain!

I look forward to seeing you on June 4, and in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Best,

Molly Martin
860-838-4362
CTLungForce@LungNE.org

Admission: FREE
Rentschler Field
615 Silver Lane
East Hartford
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Thu Jun 9, 2016 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Kinky Boots

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.
Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Sons. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.
With direction and choreography by two-time Tony® Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), KINKY BOOTS is the winner of 6 Broadway Tony® Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography.
Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out. “There is no show hotter than KINKY BOOTS!” – CBS News

Admission: Varies by location
Shubert Theatre
247 College St
New Haven
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Wed Jun 8, 2016 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Kinky Boots

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.
Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Sons. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.
With direction and choreography by two-time Tony® Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), KINKY BOOTS is the winner of 6 Broadway Tony® Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography.
Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out. “There is no show hotter than KINKY BOOTS!” – CBS News

Admission: Varies by location
Shubert Theatre
247 College St
New Haven
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Wed Jun 8, 2016 5:30pm – 8:30pm

50th Anniversary Celebration

Sponsored by: Continuum of Care, Inc.

This gala and silent auction will be celebrating Continuum of Care’s 50th Anniversary and raising money for individuals with mental illness and intellectual disabilities. The event will be featuring keynote speaker Liz Murray, author of “My Journey from Homeless to Harvard.” For tickets or sponsorship information, please contact Deborah Cox at dcox@continuumct.org or (203) 562-2264 x 236.

Admission: $125
Anthony's Ocean View
450 Lighthouse Road
New Haven
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Tue Jun 7, 2016 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse Craft Class: Memory Vine

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Ansonia Animal Control Officer, Jeanie Roslonowski, returns to the Library to show participants how to make Memory Vines using old cards, photos, magazines and twine.  All materials will be provided. The class will also include information on conservation and animal issues.

Registration is required!

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Tue Jun 7 – Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Local History Info Sessios: Historical Fathers of Derby

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

June’s topic will be Historical Fathers of Derby.  Assistance will also be available for research on topics such as genealogy, prominent local figures, major area events, and more.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Mon Jun 6, 2016 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Color Club for Adults

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Come and join the color craze - it’s not just for kids anymore!  Coloring sheets, along with Crayons, markers, and color pencils are provided but you are also welcomed to bring your own materials.  This simple activity provides social, mental health, and creative benefits. Relaxing music and light snacks are included.  No specific skills or preparation needed, just a desire to relax and de-stress.

Registration is requested.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Mon Jun 6 – Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:00am

MUSICAL MONDAYS (Ages 1-5)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; also, since this event is held for two weeks in a row, you are automatically registered for the second session when you register.

The Derby Public Library invites children ages 1-5 along with a caregiver to bring a little music into their world.  The program features a little bit of everything from using rhythm sticks and shakers to playing musical games with the parachute, along with dancing and clapping to familiar songs and rhymes.  There is no fee to attend this two-week session.

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Sun Jun 5, 2016 3:00pm

NHSO Pops presents JOHN WILLIAMS IN CONCERT

Sponsored by: New Haven Symphony Orchestra

Star Wars, Jurassic Park, E.T., Harry Potter… arguably the most influential composer of the film industry, John Williams has been awarded 22 Grammys, five Academy Awards, and four Golden Globes for his memorable movie themes. Led by NHSO principal pops conductor Chelsea Tipton, hear the NHSO perform his iconic movie music live.

Tickets: $35/$49. KidTix and Blue Star Tickets available. $10 student tickets w/ ID.
Box Office: 203-865-0831 ext. 20

Shelton Pops Series sponsored by RD Scinto. KidTix and Blue Star Tickets sponsored by Frontier.

Admission: $35/$49
Shelton Intermediate School
675 Constitution Blvd North
Shelton
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Sat Jun 4, 2016 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Essex Annual Shad Bake

Sponsored by: Rotary Club of Essex and Connecticut River Museum

Now in its 58th year, the Rotary Club of Essex has maintained this traditional culinary art, where shad are nailed up on wooden planks around a bonfire.  The shad takes on a smoky flavor and is accompanied by plenty of sides, as well as pie from Lyman’s Orchards and a cash bar.  Hot dogs and BBQ Chicken will also be available for those who aren’t shad fans.  Programs on the history of the Connecticut Shad Fishery will be offered throughout the afternoon, including by the Connecticut DEEP which this year celebrates the 150th anniversary of the CT Fisheries Commission.

Admission: $30, $10 children.
Connecticut River Museum
67 Main St.
Essex
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Sat Jun 4, 2016 2:30pm

NHSO Pops presents JOHN WILLIAMS IN CONCERT

Sponsored by: New Haven Symphony Orchestra

Star Wars, Jurassic Park, E.T., Harry Potter… arguably the most influential composer of the film industry, John Williams has been awarded 22 Grammys, five Academy Awards, and four Golden Globes for his memorable movie themes. Led by NHSO principal pops conductor Chelsea Tipton, hear the NHSO perform his iconic movie music live.

Tickets: $35/$49. KidTix and Blue Star Tickets available. $10 student tickets w/ ID.
Box Office: 203-865-0831 ext. 20

Hamden Pops Series sponsored by Whitney Center. KidTix and Blue Star Tickets sponsored by Frontier.

Admission: $35/$49
Hamden Middle School
2623 Dixwell Ave.
Hamden
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Sat Jun 4, 2016 12:30pm – 1:30pm

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 this “drop-in” program. There is no fee to attend and all building materials will be provided.

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Sat Jun 4, 2016 12:00pm

Music Haven Summer Performance Party

Sponsored by: Music Haven

Saturday, June 4, 2016
Music Haven Summer Performance Party
12 p.m.
Scantlebury Park, 139 Ashmun St., New Haven, CT
Music Haven kicks off its 10th Anniversary with performances by our 80 students — plus many more fun acts and family-friendly activities all day!
(Rain location: Wexler-Grant School, 55 Foote St., New Haven CT)
Admission: Free
For more information about Music Haven, visit www.musichavenct.org

Admission: Free
Scantlebury Park
139 Ashmun Street
New Haven
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Sat Jun 4, 2016 11:00am – 3:00pm

Denali Outdoor Hike Series: National Trails Day

Sponsored by: Denali

Parking info: Parking is available in lots at the main park entrance. Meet at the covered bridge in the main parking lot.
Directions: Take CT Route 82 to Hopyard Rd. Follow the signs for the park. The entrance is located at 366 Hopyard Rd. Google Map Devil’s Hopyard- http://goo.gl/maps/sFo5V

Admission: Free
Devil’s Hopyard State Park
East Haddam

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Sat Jun 4, 2016 10:30am

CHILDREN’S AUTHOR VISIT: Jeannine Marie (Ages 5-10)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

The Derby Public Library welcomes local children’s author Jeannine Marie.  Join us for bagels and donuts while listening to Ms. Marie share her children’s picture book Looking in the Mirror.  This title is the first of her three publications geared for children ages 5-10.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase the day of the event or signed copies may be preordered by contacting the Children’s Room.

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Fri Jun 3, 2016 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Bob Baldwin and Walter Beasley

Sponsored by: John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts

This dynamic DOULE BILL begins with Bob Baldwin composer, jazz keyboardist, producer, arranger, radio host and author. He and his band will raise the roof as they perform from this hot urban jazz keyboardists extensive catalog of more than 20 records!

Then get prepared for a lesson in jazz from saxophonist, Walter Beasley, who has artfully and dynamically redefined the phrase “Musical Renaissance Man” for the modern generation. Considered by fans and critics alike as the “heir to Grover Washington, Jr.’s Throne,” Beasley is the acclaimed saxophonist, vocalist, educator, and entrepreneur of the decade and the highest selling full-time Professor / Recording Artist in history! Get ready for some fun because school’s out for the summer!

Admission: Tickets: $35 General
John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts
501 Crescent St
New Haven
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Fri Jun 3, 2016 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Play With Your Jewelry On9

Sponsored by: EcoWorks

Repurpose colorful and kitschy game pieces to create one of a kind jewelry. Use items like pawns, dice, Scrabble tiles, vintage playing cards, and other tiny treasures to make a wearable piece of art. Are you game? Led by Mei-Ling Uliasz of Twitch and Whiskers.  This is free event is open to the public and part of GameOn9.

Admission: Free
EcoWorks
262 State Street
New Haven
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Fri Jun 3, 2016 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Ansonia Gridiron Club Recognition Dinner

Sponsored by: Ansonia Gridiron Club

The Ansonia Gridiron Club has announced that their annual Recognition Dinner will be held on Friday, June 3 at 6 p.m. The event will be at the AM Club, 30 Hawthorne Avenue, in Derby.

The Gridiron Club will honor former players Pat, Tim and Terry McNamara and also the state championship teams of 1976 and 1977.

The McNamara brothers are arguably the greatest pass catching family in the history of Connecticut high school football.

The 1976 and 1977 Ansonia Football teams both went undefeated at 11-0 and won state championships.

Reserved tables and also individual tickets for the prime rib dinner are $40 and can be obtained by calling Rob Lisi Jr. at 203-231-5197.

Admission: $40
AM Club,
30 Hawthorne Ave.
Derby
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Thu Jun 2, 2016 7:30pm – 10:00pm

The Music of John Williams

Sponsored by: New Haven Symphony Orchestra

This concert features John Williams’ memorable music from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Superman and more.

Admission: Varies by location
Shubert Theatre
247 College St
New Haven
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Thu Jun 2, 2016 7:30pm

New Haven Symphony Orchestra presents JOHN WILLIAMS IN CONCERT

Sponsored by: New Haven Symphony Orchestra

Star Wars, Jurassic Park, E.T., Harry Potter… arguably the most influential composer of the film industry, John Williams has been awarded 22 Grammys, five Academy Awards, and four Golden Globes for his memorable movie themes. Led by NHSO principal pops conductor Chelsea Tipton, hear the NHSO perform his iconic movie music live.

Tickets: $15-$74. KidTix and Blue Star Tickets available. $10 student tickets w/ ID.
Shubert Theater box office: 203-562-5666

Symphony at the Shubert Series is sponsored by Marcum, LLC. KidTix and Blue Star Tickets are sponsored by Frontier.

Admission: $15-$74
Shubert Theater
247 College Street
New Haven
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Wed Jun 1, 2016 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Resume “Right-ing”

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

During these sessions, participants are welcome to either start from scratch or bring copies of their existing resumes, cover letters as well, for review and optimizing.  Often times a new resume can be created simply by making a number of subtle tweaks versus a whole new change.

Registration is not required!

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Wed Jun 1 – Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:00am – 12:00pm

Local History Info Sessions: Historical Fathers of Derby

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

June’s topic will be Historical Fathers of Derby.  Assistance will also be available for research on topics such as genealogy, prominent local figures, major area events, and more.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Sun May 29, 2016 5:00pm

Memorial Day Concert

Sponsored by: Mayor's Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee

At 5 p.m., the 19th annual and free New Haven Memorial Day Concert, featuring Orchestra New England, will be at the Lyman Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Southern Connecticut State University.

Admission: Free
John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts
501 Crescent St.
New Haven
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Sun May 29, 2016 3:00pm

Memorial Ceremony: New Haven Green

Sponsored by: Mayor's Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee

The 148th annual memorial ceremony at the New Haven Green. Presented by the City of New Haven and the Mayor’s Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee. Featuring guest speaker LTC Joseph Sorrentino, Connecticut Army National Guard (Ret.) and soloist Ruth Rosa.

Admission: Free
New Haven Green
165 Church St.
New Haven
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Sun May 29, 2016 1:00pm

Memorial Ceremony: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park

Sponsored by: City of New Haven and the Mayor's Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee

Memorial Ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park on Long Wharf Drive. Presented by the City of New Haven and the Mayor’s Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee, featuring speaker LTC Joseph Sorrentino, Connecticut Army National Guard (Ret.) and soloist Joanne Papapietro.

Admission: Free
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park
Long Wharf Drive
New Haven
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Wed May 25, 2016 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Lunchtime Book Discussion: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Ove is a curmudgeon.  He points at people he dislikes and is known as “the bitter neighbor from hell.”  But behind the cranky exterior , a story and sadness soon begins to reveal itself after a young family moves in next door.  This feel-good story is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one lfie has on countless others.

Multiple copies are available at the main circulation desk. Bring a sandwich and a friend as you “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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Tue May 24, 2016 6:30pm – 7:30pm

CHILDHOOD LEAD PREVENTION PROGRAM

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. 

Families with children ages birth to 11 are invited to join the Naugatuck Valley Health District
(http://www.nvhd.org) for an evening presentation about childhood lead poisoning prevention.  You will learn what lead is, where it is
found, how to clean lead dust, and ways to prevent lead poisoning.  FREE cleaning supplies will be provided to the first ten people
to register!

Admission: Free
MEETING ROOM, LIBRARY
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Tue May 24, 2016 6:30pm – 7:30pm

CIVIL WAR DRUMMER WHO BECAME A GENERAL

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

THE LIFE OF ANSONIA’S CHARLES PINE—A COMMUNITY LEADER AND PHILANTHROPIST IN HIS MATURE YEARS.  PRESENTED BY HISTORIC RESEARCHER JACK KONICKI.  FOR DETAILS CALL 203-734-1492.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE.
Derby
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Mon May 23, 2016 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Local Author Visit - Andrew L. Cota, Jr.

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

The story is about an individual named Alex who is headed to the apex of his life when he starts to realize that there is more to life than just living for today. When something outside of the norm occurs in his life, his experiences take him through a whirlwind of actions that teeter between all the possible realms of reality that exist.  Andy called upon his broad array of life experiences and thoughts to write this fictional story.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase.  Registration is requested.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Mon May 23, 2016 6:30pm – 7:30pm

EVENING BOOK CLUB

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

OUR BOOK THIS MONTH IS “THE COUNTRY OF THE POINTED FIRS” BY MAINE’S SARAH ORNE JEWETT.  COPIES ARE AVAILABLE AT OUR LIBRARY.  A VERY INFORMATIVE AND STIMULATING BOOK CLUB.  FOR DETAILS PLEASE CALL 203-734-1492.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE.
Derby
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Mon May 23 – Fri May 27, 2016 9:00am – 5:00pm

40 Hour Basic Mediation Training

Sponsored by: Community Mediaton, Inc.

The basic 40-hour mediation training is designed to give participants the skills and tools they need to serve as impartial third party mediators.  This is an experiential training using a wide range of formats including role plays, videos, lectures, discussions, and skills demonstrations. This training has been designed to meet the 40-hour course requirement many mediation centers, courts, and other agencies use to qualify mediators around the U.S.  This workshop is designed for attorneys, mental health professionals, human resource professionals, educators, supervisors, faith community leaders, and anyone who would like to improve their conflict management and communication skills.
Participants in this training will learn the Seven-Step Mediation Process from the book The Mediator’s Handbook by Jennifer Beer.  Participants will be given the skills to see conflict in a whole new way.  Among the many topics the training will cover:
Overview of alternative dispute resolution
Execution of the mediation process
Role of the mediator
Use of neutral language
Questioning techniques
Legal and ethical issues
Drafting mediated agreements

Register online at www.community-mediation.org or call us at (203) 782-3500

Admission: $800 before 3/31/16
Community Mediation, Inc.
3013 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden
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Sun May 22, 2016 11:00am – 4:00pm

Denali Outdoor Hike Series: Adult Climbing

Sponsored by: Denali

Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate level climbing (YDS 5.5-5.9)

Est. Duration: 4-5 hours

What to Bring: Participants should wear weather appropriate clothing, closed-toe shoes for hiking and bring a small day pack with snacks, water, jacket, sunscreen, bug spray and any medications.

Registration: $5ea – participants will receive a Denali / Trailblazer gift card for $10 plus some other fun goodies and giveaways.

Trail details: Approach trail is moderate difficulty with some easy scrambling involved to get to the climbing area. Wear closed toe shoes for the approach.

Parking Info: We’ll meet at the Starbucks in Plainville for a brief safety talk and equipment fitting before carpooling a short distance to the crag.

Directions:

Starbucks Plainville

275 New Britain Ave

Plainville, CT

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/QHQ4XmzofyM2

Admission: $5
Pinnacle Rock
Starbucks 275 New Britain Ave
Plainville, CT
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Sun May 22, 2016 10:00am – 2:00pm

Pet Adoption Event

Sponsored by: Companion Pet Rescue and Animal Assisted Therapy Services

“DOG ADOPTION EVENT”
Bethany, CT - On Sunday, May 22nd, 10am - 2pm (rain or shine,) Animal Assisted Therapy Services and Companion Pet Rescue will host a canine adoption event at Lock Stock & Barrel located at 770 Amity Road, Bethany CT. 
Puppies and adult dogs, rescued from high kill shelters in Tennessee, are available for adoption.  Reflected in the adoption fee, the dogs are spayed/neutered, up to date on all age appropriate vaccinations, and flea/tick/heartworm preventative.  Pre-approval is mandatory for Sunday events at www.cprdogs.com.  This approval will not commit you to an adoption but will give you your “fast pass” to the adoption process on Sunday should you find your fur-ever friend.  Questions regarding this event can be directed to Janis Copes at 203-217-6687.
Founded in 2009 Animal Assisted Therapy Services is a non-profit organization that provides equine and canine therapeutic interventions for adults and children with physical, cognitive, or psychosocial disabilities.  Animal Assisted Therapy Services canine training facility is located in Woodbridge, while farms for equine therapy are in Guilford and Newtown. For more information on services, including dog training classes, please contact AaTs at (203) 804-5343 or info@animalassistedtherapyservices.org
Companion Pet Rescue & Transport was founded in 2004 and rescues over 2,500 dogs per year thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers! Because our volunteers have dogs and children, we ONLY rescue pups that will be great family companions! CPR is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. CPR has an adoption center located in Southbury CT, and open 7 days a week by appointment.

Admission: Free
Lock Stock and Barrel
770 Amity Rd. (route 63)
Bethany
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Sat May 21, 2016 6:00pm – 9:30pm

For Better, For Worse (Comedy Italian Wedding)

Sponsored by: Treasured Time

The mob’s most anticipated wedding is coming to town. Danny & Donna’s wedding date has been set for Saturday, May 21, 2016 and you are cordially invited. That is if you’re not packing heat! You can walk in the steps of the mob’s most notorious gangsters and become part of the wildest wedding in years at the Brownson Country Club, 15 Soundview Ave., Huntington, CT from 6:00pm to 9:30pm. This event sponsored by Treasured Time, a not-for-profit organization that grants wishes of parents with life-threatening illnesses who want to create lasting memories with their children.

Tickets for dinner and the show are $60.00 per person, $100.00 per couple or $400 for a table of 8 people. There is a cash bar available. To reserve your tickets please call Jenn at 203-446-1068 or www.treasuredtime.org.

The event will also feature a silent auction of fun wedding themed packages, so bring your checkbooks!!

‘For Better & For Worse’ is redictable and spontaneous. Prepare to immerse yourself in an interactive theatre experience that takes all the elements of a typical over-the-top Italian American wedding and exaggerates them with hilarious results. Get ready for dancing, singing, and outrageous fun! Wear your favorite bridesmaid, gangster, or movie star outfit. It is a wedding after all.

“We’re very excited to be doing our production for this fantastic organization. Treasured Time has touched many lives and we hope people will come out and support this cause. It’s a complete night of entertainment. You’ll dance, dine, and be delighted.” said Janice Luise-Lutkus, Founder and Executive Director of AspenDream Productions™. Now in its 19th year, smash hit, ‘For Better & For Worse’ is an enormously entertaining audience-participation dinner theatre show. AspenDream Production™ shows and murder mysteries have appeared in 72 cities throughout New England and performed for over 12,000 guests.

Insiders have told us that not only is the ceremony going to be one you will never forget, but the reception is expected to be off the charts. Uncle Franco, head of the New York family, is throwing the gig, so, no expense will be is being spared. Luigi,“the Squeegee” Vendetta; Sal Manilla, and Mario “One Minute” Mancini will all be there. But beware of Agent Orange, he may show up, too.

Admission: $60
Brownson Country Club
15 Soundview Avenue
Shelton
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Sat May 21, 2016 2:00pm

Connecticut Blind Veterans’ Rowing Team

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

Ct’s only blind veterans’ rowing team.  Dedicated.  Determined.  Inspirational.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Sat May 21, 2016 11:00am – 7:00pm

Veterans Resource Fair

Sponsored by: American Legion Post 16 of Shelton

Service providers will include, The Workplace, American Job Center Career Coach, Housatonic Community College, VA Health Care Eligibility Enrollment, VA Vocational Rehab Services, Valley Parish Nurses, Shelton Youth Service Bureau, The Valley Veteran Support Center, American Legion Service Officers, Solders’ Sailors’ and Marines’ Fund representatives, State of Connecticut Department of Labor, State of Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs, Army Strong Resource Center, VNA of South Central Connecticut, Masonicare, Homes for The Brave, Make a Home Foundation, Your Elected Representatives, and local veterans’ service organizations. 

  All Veterans and their families are invited to attend the fair.  The Post 16 family will be providing hot dogs, snacks and soft drinks for our guest.  American Legion Post 16 is located across from the route 8 exit 13 southbound ramp near the Wiffle Ball Factory in Shelton.

Admission: Free
American Legion Post 16
295 Old Bridge Ave
Shelton
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Sat May 21, 2016 8:00am – 4:00pm

3rd Annual CT Bike For HOPE

Sponsored by: MovingWithHOPE

The 3rd Annual Connecticut Bike For HOPE charity bicycle ride will be held on Saturday, May 21st at 8:00am a.m. at the corners of Howe Ave. and Cornell St. in Shelton, Conn.

The family-oriented bike ride and walk will take place on the Shelton and Derby Riverwalk and also travel South down Route 110 to Stratford and further down Ocean Ave into West Haven and returning to Shelton using the same routes. The purpose of the race is to raise funds and awareness for Moving With Hope, a Shelton-based 501(c)(3) organization that provides grants and scholarships to area residents who have the need for continued activity based restorative therapies after their insurance paid physical therapy runs out.

Most health insurances will not pay past 8 weeks for physical therapy in a calendar year, leaving those with complicated neurological and orthopedic medical histories at high risk of losing independence in their homes. All services supported by MovingWithHOPE are private pay. In association with several other CT Foundations and charities and through funds raised by events like the CT Bike for HOPE, MovingwithHOPE distributed over $50,000 in funds to support recovery for over 40 of our neighbors with brain or spinal cord injuries and other complicated medical histories.

Before the ride begins, we will provide a free bicycle inspection to ensure that each cyclist will have a safe ride. The bike ride will not be timed and racing is not allowed. The top fundraiser will win a Cannondale CAAD 8 bike, valued at over $1,700. The top walking and hand cyclist will each win a fundraiser 50 inch TV. The charity race ends when the last group of cyclists returns to the starting point in downtown Shelton, at the Veterans Memorial Pavilion.

There will be food and drinks provided for each rider along the way. There will be live music featuring area favorites Sketch & Best and Electric Rain and a food court until 4pm. For more information about the bicycle charity ride and MovingWithHOPE, call 203-513-8424 or go to www.ctbikeforhope.org

Admission: Free
Shelton Veterans Memorial Park
38 Canal Street East
Shelton
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Sat May 21, 2016 8:00am – 4:00pm

BOATING/PWC SAFETY COURSE

Sponsored by: US Coast Guard Auxiliary

The USCGA is offering a one day Boating/Personal Watercraft Safety (PWC) Course. Upon completion you will be able to obtain your Boating/PWC license/certificate from the State DEEP, allowing you to operate a vessel and/or PWC. The About Boating Safety Course exceeds the State requirements that allow you to obtain that license/certificate. Topics include safety, Connecticut State law, trailering, waterways, canoes, motor boats, sailboats, PWC’s, just to name a few. If interested and would like to pre-register please contact Peter Aiksnoras at 203-888-7252 or aiksnoras@sbcglobal.net. Walk-ins are welcomed.

Admission: $50
American Legion Hall
43 Oxford Road (Rte 67)
Oxford
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Sat May 21, 2016 8:00am – 4:00pm

3rd Annual Ct Bike For HOPE

Sponsored by: MovingWithHOPE

The 3rd Annual Connecticut Bike For HOPE charity bicycle ride will be held on Saturday, May 21st at 8:00am a.m. at the corners of Howe Ave. and Cornell St. in Shelton, Conn.

The family-oriented bike ride and walk will take place on the Shelton and Derby Riverwalk and also travel South down Route 110 to Stratford and further down Ocean Ave into West Haven and returning to Shelton using the same routes. The purpose of the race is to raise funds and awareness for Moving With Hope, a Shelton-based 501(c)(3) organization that provides grants and scholarships to area residents who have the need for continued activity based restorative therapies after their insurance paid physical therapy runs out.

Most health insurances will not pay past 8 weeks for physical therapy in a calendar year, leaving those with complicated neurological and orthopedic medical histories at high risk of losing independence in their homes. All services supported by MovingWithHOPE are private pay. In association with several other CT Foundations and charities and through funds raised by events like the CT Bike for HOPE, MovingwithHOPE distributed over $50,000 in funds to support recovery for over 40 of our neighbors with brain or spinal cord injuries and other complicated medical histories.

Before the ride begins, we will provide a free bicycle inspection to ensure that each cyclist will have a safe ride. The bike ride will not be timed and racing is not allowed. The top fundraiser will win a Cannondale CAAD 8 bike, valued at over $1,700. The top walking and hand cyclist will each win a fundraiser 50 inch TV. The charity race ends when the last group of cyclists returns to the starting point in downtown Shelton, at the Veterans Memorial Pavilion.

There will be food and drinks provided for each rider along the way. There will be live music featuring area favorites Sketch & Best and Electric Rain and a food court until 4pm. For more information about the bicycle charity ride and MovingWithHOPE, call 203-513-8424 or go to www.ctbikeforhope.org

Admission: Free
Shelton Veterans Memorial Park
38 Canal Street East
Shelton
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Fri May 20, 2016 7:30pm

The Haven String Quartet presents: Quartet Roulette

Sponsored by: Music Haven

The Haven String Quartet performs the music of W. A. Mozart, Anna Clyne and Ludwig van Beethoven.
Unitarian Society of New Haven
700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT
Admission: $20; $10 students, seniors & USNH members
Tickets at musichavenct.org/concerts

Admission: $20
Unitarian Society of New Haven
700 Hartford Turnpike
Hamden
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Fri May 20 – Sun May 22, 2016 6:15pm – 2:00pm

Music Haven’s Adult Chamber Music Seminar

Sponsored by: Music Haven

Join us for an exciting weekend of playing, concerts, camaraderie and musical growth as you receive daily coachings on a work of your choosing with the world-class musicians of the Haven String Quartet.
All levels welcome! Preference will be given to pre-formed groups. Individual applicants are welcome, with the understanding that they will be organized into a group. For more info, and to submit your application (deadline: April 1, 2016) please visit http://musichavenct.org/join-us/adult-chamber-music-seminar-haven-string-quartet/
DATE: May 20-22, 2016
TIME: 6:15 PM on Friday through 2:00 PM on Sunday
Location: Music Haven, 117 Whalley Ave., New Haven CT 06511
Contact: Philip Boulanger, 203-745-9030
EMAIL: philip@musichavenct.org
Website: http://musichavenct.org/join-us/adult-chamber-music-seminar-haven-string-quartet/
Price: $300
Facebook Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1087841051247185/
Twitter: @MusicHavenCT

Admission: $300
Music Haven
117 Whalley Avenue
New Haven
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Fri May 20 – Sun May 22, 2016 3:00pm – 8:30pm

Left Forum 2016 Conference

Sponsored by: Left Forum

Now celebrating its 12th year, Left Forum is the largest annual conference in the United States of the broad spectrum of left and progressive intellectuals, activists, organizations and the interested public. Each year thousands of conference participants come together in New York City to discuss pressing local, national and global issues; to better understand commonalities and differences, and alternatives to current predicaments; or to share ideas to help build social movements to transform the world.
Featured Speakers:Slavoj Zizek, Immortal Technique,Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Kshama Sawant,August Nimitz, Chris Hedges, Amy Goodman,Laura Flanders, Medea Benjamin,Tariq Ali
...And Over One Thousand Speakers

Admission: $15 - $80
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, CUNY
524 West 59th Street
New York
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Fri May 20, 2016 10:00am – 3:00pm

Learn Microsoft Excel from the Career Coach

Sponsored by: Connecticut Works Career Coach

Learn Microsoft Excel from the CTWORKS Career Coach. The free class is offered on one day in 2 sessions with a one hour break between sessions. Must be 18 years or older and the class is limited to 10 adults. Register in person or call 203-888-3903.

Admission: Free
Seymour Public Library
46 Church St
Seymour
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Thu May 19, 2016 7:30pm

New Haven Symphony Orchestra presents TCHAIKOVSKY, BRAHMS & LASH

Sponsored by: New Haven Symphony Orchestra

The NHSO pairs Tchaikovsky’s final and most dramatic Symphony with Brahms’ Violin Concerto, featuring NHSO New Generation Artist Benjamin Beilman. The NHSO also premieres Astronomical, the second movement of Hannah Lash’s Voynich Symphony Project.

Tickets: $15-$74. KidTix and Blue Star Tickets available. $10 student tickets w/ ID.
Box Office: 203-865-0831 ext. 20
KidTix and Blue Star Tickets are sponsored by Frontier.

Admission: $15-$74
Woolsey Hall
500 College Street
New Haven
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Thu May 19, 2016 6:30pm

Free Family Fishing Class

Sponsored by: Ansonia Recreation Dept, CT DEEP C.A.R.E.

Ansonia Armory 5 North State Street, Ansonia, CT May 19th 2016 6:30-8:30 Fishing trip May 21st, 2016 8:00 - Noon at Colony Pond, Ansonia
Register at (203) 231-0946

Admission: Free
Ansonia Armory, Ansonia, CT
5 North State Street
Ansonia
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Thu May 19, 2016 4:00pm – 5:00pm

The Art of YOYO (for ages 12-17)

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Participants will be shown a variety of tricks and receive YOYOs to keep and exercise newly-acquired skills.

Registration is requested.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Thu May 19, 2016 3:30pm – 4:15pm

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 this drop-in program. 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 May 19, 2016 10:00am – 11:00am

Tech Time - Bring Your Tech Related Questions & 3D Printer Demo

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

A staff member will be on hand to answer all your tech-related questions and concerns. This event will also include a demonstration of the Library’s recently purchased 3-D printer.  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 May 18, 2016 7:00pm

Boys in the Boat Paint-in Party

Sponsored by: Milford Arts Council

The theme is “The Boys in the Boat”.  To reserve a spot, please call 203.878.6647.

Admission: $30.00 per person
Milford Arts Council
40 Railroad Ave.
Milford
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Wed May 18, 2016 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Tech Time - Bring Your Tech Related Questions & 3D Printer Demo

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

A staff member will be on hand to answer all your tech-related questions and concerns. This event will also include a demonstration of the Library’s recently purchased 3-D printer.  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 May 18, 2016 6:30pm

Gardening Series - Pests, Diseases, and Organic Controls

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

For more information please call 203.783.3292

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Wed May 18, 2016 11:30am

“Living with Joint Disease”

Sponsored by: Valley Senior Services and Griffin Hospital

Fran Harmeyer BA, OT, MM will speak about Arthritis, its myths and how one can better self manage this chronic disease. Lunch will be served, must RSVP to Kathleen at TEAM 203-736-5420 ext. 225 or kayla@teaminc.org

Admission: free but must RSVP
Griffin Hospital
130 Division Street
Derby
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Wed May 18, 2016 10:30am – 11:00pm

TECH TALKS—WHAT’S NEW IN TECHNOLOGY

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

LEARN WHAT ARE THE LATEST ADVANCES AND HOW TO BEST USE THEM TO FIT YOUR OWN NEEDS.  FOR THIS MONTH’S FEATURED TOPIC, PLEASE CALL 203-734-1492.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE.
Derby
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Tue May 17, 2016 7:00pm

The Arts of the WPA

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

A film about the WPA with many works of arts produced at that time.  The filmmakers will be present to introduce the film and take questions.

Admission: Free
Milford Arts Council
40 Railroad Ave.
Milford
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Tue May 17, 2016 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse Craft Class: Worry Beads

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Ansonia Animal Control Officer, Jeanie Roslonowski, returns to the Library to show participants how to make Worry Beads.  These beads have several uses in Greek culture, including providing relaxation, guarding against bad luck, and helping to stop a bad habit. All materials will be provided. The class will also include information on conservation and animal issues.

Registration is required!

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Tue May 17, 2016 4:00pm – 5:00pm

S.T.E.A.M. for Boys & Girls (Grades 2-5)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

The Derby Public Library continues to offer an after-school S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) program taking place once per month during the school year. Children in grades 2-5 are invited to stop by The Science Lab each month in which a new theme will be the focus covering topics such as simple machines, weather, and more with hands-on activities and experiments.  There is no fee to attend and all materials will be provided for this interactive, hour-long program.  The theme for this month’s session is Make a Splash, in which participants will conduct several experiments relating to water including “sink or float”, and more.

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Mon May 16, 2016 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Annual Spring Open House: Carol King and James Taylor Tribute

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

The Annual Spring Open House event will end with a Carol King and James Taylor Tribute Concert performed by Willie and Jan Nininger.  Songs will include the well-known hits Tapestry and Sweet Baby James, as well as pieces from the Broadway hit “Beautiful.”  Please register for this portion of the day.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Mon May 16, 2016 6:00pm – 7:00pm

TECH TALKS—WHAT’S NEW IN TECHNOLOGY

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

LEARN WHAT ARE THE LATEST ADVANCES AND HOW TO BEST USE THEM IN YOUR DAILY LIFE.  FOR THIS MONTH’S TOPIC PLEASE CALL THE LIBRARY AT 203-734-1492.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE.
Derby
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Mon May 16, 2016 12:30pm – 7:30pm

WOMEN’S FORUM

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

THIS LITERARY DISCUSSION GROUP WILL FOCUS ON 2 SHORT STORIES BY MAINE’S SARAH ORNE JEWETT, AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY.  BRING A LIGHT LUNCH. WE SERVE FREE COFFEE AND TEA.  CALL 203-734-1492.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE.
Derby
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Mon May 16, 2016 11:00am – 7:30pm

Annual Spring Open House

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Information on all Library services and events, including summer programs, will be available.  Cookies and punch will be on hand throughout the day.  There will also be two free Spring-themed basket raffles.

The day will end with a Carol King and James Taylor Tribute Concert performed by Willie and Jan Nininger at 6:30 PM.  Songs will include the well-known hits Tapestry and Sweet Baby James, as well as pieces from the Broadway hit “Beautiful.”  Please register for this portion of the day.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Sun May 15, 2016 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Community Dinner

Sponsored by: Master's Table Community Meals

All are welcome…..Join us for delicious hot meal, and enjoy your time with family and friends.

Admission: Free
Assuption Church Hall
61 North Cliff Street (handicap accessible)
Ansonia
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Sun May 15, 2016 3:00pm

Playing Images with the Haven String Quartet

Sponsored by: Music Haven

Thursday, May 12 at 5:30 PM
AND
Sunday May 15 at 3:00 PM
Playing Images with the Haven String Quartet
An exploration of music and art with the Haven String Quartet and Jessica Sack, the Jan and Frederick Mayer Senior Associate Curator of Public Education at Yale University.  Explore how combining sound and sight can enhance what you see and hear. Featuring live music, this talk connects close listening to music with close looking at art.
The Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06510
Admission: Free

Admission: Free
The Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Sun May 15, 2016 2:00pm

The Great Music of the Great Depression

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

Guitarist Rick Spencer presents a program interweaving history, musical knowledge, and an entertaining performance.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Sun May 15, 2016 7:00am – 3:00pm

5th Annual “Pedal for PCRC”

Sponsored by: Parent Child Resource Center

The Parent Child Resource Center (PCRC), the area’s leading provider of children’s behavioral health, is hosting the 5th Anniversary of its signature annual fundraiser. Proceeds go towards PCRC programs and services that assist children who have severe emotional and behavioral issues, including trauma, abuse and neglect.

Admission: $25 rides and walk
PerkinElmer
710 Bridgeport Avenue
Shelton
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