Sun May 31, 2015 6:00am – 3:00pm

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

Sponsored by: Parent Child Resource Center

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

Admission: Free
PerkinElmer
710 Bridgeport Avenue
Shelton
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Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Live Jazz with Blue Plate Radio

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

Join us in the Living Room for free Live Jazz Series, taking place on the first and third Wednesdays of every month from January through April 2015. We’ll be listening to local jazz musicians brought to us through Blue Plate Radio, a popular online jazz station.

Contact: Anne Grant, (203) 387-2522 x300, anneg@jccnh.org

Admission: Free
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Wed Apr 1, 2015 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Live Jazz with Blue Plate Radio

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

Join us in the Living Room for free Live Jazz Series, taking place on the first and third Wednesdays of every month from January through April 2015. We’ll be listening to local jazz musicians brought to us through Blue Plate Radio, a popular online jazz station.
Future dates:
Apr. 15
Contact: Anne Grant, (203) 387-2522 x300, anneg@jccnh.org

Admission: Free
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Fri Mar 20 – Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:00pm

The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE
By BERTOLT BRECHT
Directed by LIZ DIAMOND

March 20-April 11, 2015
University Theatre (222 York Street)

About The Caucasian Chalk Circle

In the war-torn country of Grusinia, a young servant named Grusha rescues the abandoned baby of a deposed Governor and raises him as her own. Years later, the ruler’s wife returns to reclaim her child—and the two mothers bring their case before a cynical, battle-weary judge. An epic fable set against the harrowing backdrop of civil war, The Caucasian Chalk Circle puts the competing claims of law and justice, of blood and love, to the ultimate test.

OBIE Award winning Resident Director Liz Diamond (The Winter’s Tale, Happy Now?, Saint Joan of the Stockyards) returns to Yale Rep with a new production of the great 20th-century poet-playwright Bertolt Brecht’s theatrical, lyrical, and bitingly satiric masterpiece, The Caucasian Chalk Circle.

Admission: Varies
University Theatre
222 York Street
Nw Haven
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Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Live Jazz with Blue Plate Radio

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

Join us in the Living Room for free Live Jazz Series, taking place on the first and third Wednesdays of every month from January through April 2015. We’ll be listening to local jazz musicians brought to us through Blue Plate Radio, a popular online jazz station.
Future dates:
Apr. 1
Apr. 15
Contact: Anne Grant, (203) 387-2522 x300, anneg@jccnh.org

Admission: Free
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Fri Mar 6, 2015 7:30pm

CT Folk’s Folk Friday Concert: The Asberry Boys

Sponsored by: CT Folk

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

Admission: $15 advance, $20door
First Presbyterian Church
704 Whitney Avenue
New Haven
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Wed Mar 4, 2015 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Live Jazz with Blue Plate Radio

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

Join us in the Living Room for free Live Jazz Series, taking place on the first and third Wednesdays of every month from January through April 2015. We’ll be listening to local jazz musicians brought to us through Blue Plate Radio, a popular online jazz station.
Future dates:
Mar. 18
Apr. 1
Apr. 15
Contact: Anne Grant, (203) 387-2522 x300, anneg@jccnh.org

Admission: Free
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:00pm

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Sponsored by: Denali

Join Denali when the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the spirit of outdoor adventure to New Haven at the Shubert Theater to benefit Urban Resources Initiative. The evening will begin at 5:30PM with a VIP reception. Doors open for general admission at 6:30PM with the films beginning at 7:00PM. Tickets are available through the Shubert Box Office or online with TicketMaster. Additional sponsorship for the New Haven showing is being provided by The Shops at Yale.

The evening will begin at 5:30PM with a VIP reception. Doors open for general admission at 6:30PM with the films beginning at 7:00PM. Tickets are available through the Shubert Box Office or online with TicketMaster.

For local information such as the films shown in the local program please contact:
Karen Brown
(203) 458-1639 ext 206
info@denalievents.com

Admission: $18 GA, $38 VIP
Shubert Theater
247 College Street
New Haven
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Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:30am – 11:00am

Winter Animal Tracking Classes

Sponsored by: Branford Land Trust

Learn to recognize animal footprints and other signs of their passage through the woods during two upcoming Animal Tracking Classes sponsored by the Branford Land Trust’s Nature Explorer Program on January 10 and February 21 (9:30 - 11 a.m.). The classes will be led by Tom Cleveland and Chris Woerner at the Lake Saltonstall preserve. We’ll hope for snow, but it will be fun even without it! Meet at the Regional Water Authority parking lot on the north side of Hosely Avenue, down Hosely Avenue 0.3 miles from Brushy Plain Road. Bad Weather dates: January 11 & February 22.

For questions please call 203-415-1571 or visit www.branfordlandtrust.org.

Admission: Free
Lake Saltonstall Preserve
Hosely Avenue
Branford
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Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:00am – 11:30am

Tech Time - Bring Your Tech-Related Questions!

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Now on every third Thursday of the month 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 Feb 18, 2015 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Live Jazz with Blue Plate Radio

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

Join us in the Living Room for free Live Jazz Series, taking place on the first and third Wednesdays of every month from January through April 2015. We’ll be listening to local jazz musicians brought to us through Blue Plate Radio, a popular online jazz station.
Future dates:
Mar. 4
Mar. 18
Apr. 1
Apr. 15
Contact: Anne Grant, (203) 387-2522 x300, anneg@jccnh.org

Admission: Free
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Mon Feb 16 – Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:00am – 4:00pm

February Vacation Two-Day Camp for 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders

Sponsored by: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Are you looking for a fun and educational camp for your child during February school break? Look no further! Our two-day camp will be filled with interactive learning activities about animals, plants, dinosaurs, rocks and minerals, space and other topics, including special viewing of specimens from the Yale Peabody Museum’s exceptional collections. Pre-registration required.

Admission: $120 to $135
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
170 Whitney Avenue
New Haven
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Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:00pm

Familiar

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

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

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

About Familiar

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

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

Admission: Varies.
Yale Repertory Theatre
1120 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Mon Feb 9, 2015 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Hands-On Cupcake Decorating Session

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

For ages 18 and over.  Maria Bruscino Sanchez, owner of Sweet Maria’s Bakery in Waterbury, will demonstrate decorating techniques.  Then each participant will get two cupcakes to decorate and take home.  Cupcakes,frosting, and toppings will be provided.

Registration is required.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Sat Feb 7 – Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:00pm

Familiar

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

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

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

About Familiar

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by: CT Folk

Ron Anthony and Dan Tressler perform!

Admission: $15 advance, $20door
First Presbyterian Church
704 Whitney Avenue
New Haven
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Wed Feb 4, 2015 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Live Jazz with Blue Plate Radio

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

Join us in the Living Room for free Live Jazz Series, taking place on the first and third Wednesdays of every month from January through April 2015. We’ll be listening to local jazz musicians brought to us through Blue Plate Radio, a popular online jazz station.
Future dates:
Feb. 18
Mar. 4
Mar. 18
Apr. 1
Apr. 15
Contact: Anne Grant, (203) 387-2522 x300, anneg@jccnh.org

Admission: Free
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Fri Jan 30 – Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:00pm

Familiar

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

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

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

yalerep@yale.edu

YALEREP.org

203-432-1234

About Familiar

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

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

Admission: Varies.
Yale Repertory Theatre
1120 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Fri Jan 30 – Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:00am – 5:00pm

EagleWatch Winter Wildlife Boat Tours

Sponsored by: Connecticut River Museum and Project Oceanology

February and March are prime viewing for visiting eagles and other birds wintering along the lower Connecticut River Valley. Bring your camera and binoculars and climb aboard Project Oceanology’s Enviro Lab III for a cruise and discover the beauty of the River in winter.  The EagleWatch season also includes the Eagles of Essex exhibit at the museum and programs and activities.

January 30: First day for EagleWatch and Winter Wildlife Boat Cruises

January 31: EagleWatch Season Kickoff Day

- Family activities in the galleries, free with museum admission

- Boat Cruises on the River (see below for more information)

Other EagleWatch Programs:

- Feb 14 & March 7:  Bird Photography programs by Stanley Kolber. Free with museum admission. Seating is limited, please call to reserve a spot.

- Feb 15: Live Birds of Prey program at Essex Town Hall at 3pm presented by A Place Called Hope. Free program, donations accepted.

- Feb 19: The Devil’s Cormorant talk and book signing with Richard King

- Feb 22: Eagle Carving Demonstration with Al Moncovich

Boat Cruises will depart from the Connecticut River Museum on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Schedule and Fees

January 30 – March 15

Boat departures on Fridays at 1:00 PM; Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM

$40 per person. CRM members $35 per person.  Includes free admission to the Museum’s exhibits and galleries.

Advance reservations strongly suggested. All departures subject to weather conditions. Safety policies prohibit anyone under the age of six on board.

Please call 860.767.8269 x110 for more information or to make a reservation.

Admission: 40$, 35$ for members
Connecticut River Museum
67 Main St.
Essex
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Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Free Ice Fishing Class

Sponsored by: Ansonia Parks & Rec, CT DEEP, C.A.R.E.

Ansonia Armory - 5 state street, Ansonia, CT 06401 Call to register Dave (203) 231-0946

Admission: Free
Ansonia Armory
5 State St, Ansonia, CT
Ansonia
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Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:00pm

Handmade Valentine

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

Valentine’s Day is coming, and here’s your chance to make a handmade original card for your sweetie.  This workshop provides all the materials – you supply the creativity!  Cards and embellishments provided.  Please register at 203.783.3307.  Class size is limited.

  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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Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:00pm

Beginning Powerpoint

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

This class is meant for those who have some computer experience and want to further their skills.  Please call 203.783.3292 to register.  Class size is limited.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:15pm

TED Talks, We Talk

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

If you haven’t heard about TED talks, you can learn more about them at Milford Library in January.  Started in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, TED today shares ideas from a broad spectrum — from science to business to global issues.  Many TED talks are available online, and are usually about 15 – 20 minutes long.  Celebrities, scientists, educators, and others have added fascinating and unusual ideas.  New ideas in education, economics, health, and politics are showcased in this series.  They are enlightening and entertaining.

  Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave., Milford, will be showing a TED talk at 12:15 every Wednesday beginning January 7.  The topics will vary, but they are guaranteed to be interesting and thought-provoking.  There will be a discussion following the viewing for those who are interested.  Attendees are invited to bring lunch – coffee and tea will be provided.  All are welcome and registration is not required.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Yoga for Kids (Ages 8-11)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

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

The Derby Public Library will host a children’s yoga program focusing on keeping kids healthy through physical movement.  Kathy Trusdell will facilitate Yoga for Kids which incorporates basic yoga including breathing techniques in a fun, themed program for children ages 8-11.  It is suggested that participants wear comfortable clothes for the class and bring along a towel or yoga mat.

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:00pm

Movie Tuesday

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

Please call 203.783.3292 for details.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse Craft Class

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Ansonia Animal Control Officer, Jeanie Roslonowski, will show participants, ages eighteen and over, what they can do with their old calendars. 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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Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:00am – 11:30am

Ansonia’s Kick-Off to Kindergarten Registration Event

Sponsored by: Ansonia School Readiness Council

Kindergarten Registration
Pancake Breakfast
School Uniform Shirt Voucher
Free book, bag and Valley agencies’ information
Contact Diana Brancato at 203-736-5052 or dbrancato@ansonia.org for more information

Admission: FREE
John G. Prendergast School
59 Finney Street
Ansonia
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Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Movie Night: Peter & the Wolf

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

Gather ‘round for a free family movie every Thursday in the JCC Living Room. We’ve got a great lineup of free flicks & popcorn so you can just drop in and watch with your friends and families! Everyone welcome.
Contact: Anne Grant, (203) 387-2522 x300, anneg@jccnh.org

Admission: Free
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:30pm – 4:30pm

LEGO TIME (Ages 4-11)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

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

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

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:00am

Classic Book Discussion

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

This month we’ll be discussing “The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Tech Time - Bring Your Tech-Related Questions!

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Now on every third Wednesday of the month 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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more info »

Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Live Jazz with Blue Plate Radio

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

Join us in the Living Room for free Live Jazz Series, taking place on the first and third Wednesdays of every month from January through April 2015. We’ll be listening to local jazz musicians brought to us through Blue Plate Radio, a popular online jazz station.
Future dates:
Feb. 4
Feb. 18
Mar. 4
Mar. 18
Apr. 1
Apr. 15
Contact: Anne Grant, (203) 387-2522 x300, anneg@jccnh.org

Admission: Free
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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more info »

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Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:15pm

TED Talks, We Talk

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

If you haven’t heard about TED talks, you can learn more about them at Milford Library in January.  Started in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, TED today shares ideas from a broad spectrum — from science to business to global issues.  Many TED talks are available online, and are usually about 15 – 20 minutes long.  Celebrities, scientists, educators, and others have added fascinating and unusual ideas.  New ideas in education, economics, health, and politics are showcased in this series.  They are enlightening and entertaining.

  Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave., Milford, will be showing a TED talk at 12:15 every Wednesday beginning January 7.  The topics will vary, but they are guaranteed to be interesting and thought-provoking.  There will be a discussion following the viewing for those who are interested.  Attendees are invited to bring lunch – coffee and tea will be provided.  All are welcome and registration is not required.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:00pm

Evening Book Group

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

This month we’ll be discussing “lady of Ashes” by Christine Trent.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:30pm

Citizenship Classes

Sponsored by: Valley Regional Adult Education

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

Admission: Free
Shelton Intermediate School
675 Constitution Blvd. North
Shelton
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Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:00pm

Movie Tuesday

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

Please call 203.783.3292 for details.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:00am

Beginning Excel

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

Meant for the beginner with some computer knowledge.  Please call 203.783.3292 to register.  Class size is limited.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:00am – 4:00pm

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

Sponsored by: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

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

Admission: Free
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
170 Whitney Avenue
New Haven
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Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:00am – 4:00pm

MLK Day School Vacation Program (K-8)

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

Ride the Inflatable Slide

Full day childcare available 9am-4pm. Extended care available 7-9am and 4-6pm. Kosher morning and afternoon snack provided, swimming, crafts, and more.
Location: JCC of Greater New Haven, 360 Amity Rd., Woodbridge, CT 06525
Contact: Kari McInerney, karim@jccnh.org, 203-387-2522

Admission: Varies: See brochure
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Sun Jan 18 – Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:00pm – 4:00pm

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

Sponsored by: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

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

Admission: Free
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
170 Whitney Avenue
New Haven
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Fri Jan 16 – Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:00am

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME for Ages 3-5: Winter 2015

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since each separate weekly story time after this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.

Preschool Story Time for 3-5-year-olds includes stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and movement 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.

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Movie Night: March of the Penguins

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

Gather ‘round for a free family movie every Thursday in the JCC Living Room. We’ve got a great lineup of free flicks & popcorn so you can just drop in and watch with your friends and families! Everyone welcome.
Jan. 22 Peter & the Wolf
Contact: Anne Grant, (203) 387-2522 x300, anneg@jccnh.org

Admission: Free
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:00pm

Downton Abbey Tea

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

Season 5 will begin on January 4th, but we will show just enough of last season to catch up.  For Downton Abbey aficionados, there will be a trivia context.

  Appropriate English tea snacks (cucumber sandwiches, anyone?), and pots of strong tea will be served.  Participants are asked to bring their own teacups.

  To help get into the mood, you are invited to wear your best hat!  Reservations can be made by calling 203-783-3307, and they are strongly encouraged.

  The Milford Library is located at 57 New Haven Avenue.  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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Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:45am

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Love March

Sponsored by: Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church

The Dr Martin Luther King Jr Love March was created to concerve the notion os nonviolen.  This years theme “Healing a Village” speaks to the importance of taking back our streets, our neighborhoods and our youth.  Consistent with the vision of Dr, King we will march on this day rain or shine

Admission: Free
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
Lawrence Street at Whitney Ave.
New Haven
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Thu Jan 15 – Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:00am – 11:30am

Tech Time - Bring Your Tech-Related Questions!

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Now on every third Wednesday of the month 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.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Thu Jan 15 – Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:00am – 10:30am

TODDLER TIME- Ages 1 & 2: Winter 2015

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.

Toddlers ages 1-2 years old along with a caregiver are invited to register for this story time. Finger plays, songs, movement, stories, rhymes, and a simple craft will be included in this half-hour program.

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:00pm

Reverse Mortgages

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave., Milford, is hosting an information seminar concerning reverse mortgages on Wednesday, January 14 at 2 PM.  Michael Buchas will answer all of your questions at this timely and informative program.  He will also discuss the difference between reverse mortgages and home equity loans.  If you are thinking about securing a reverse mortgage, this seminar will help you become knowledgeable about this topic and learn about all of the issues associated with it, including the loan limit and the distribution of payments.

  Buchas is an Associate Examiner with the State of Connecticut Department of Banking, and has been involved in the Consumer Affairs Department since 2004.  As part of Consumer Affairs’ outreach mission, Michael often gives informational talks and presentations on topics including credit repair, fraud, banking scams and identity theft.

  The program is free and open to everyone

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:15pm

TED Talks, We Talk

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

If you haven’t heard about TED talks, you can learn more about them at Milford Library in January.  Started in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, TED today shares ideas from a broad spectrum — from science to business to global issues.  Many TED talks are available online, and are usually about 15 – 20 minutes long.  Celebrities, scientists, educators, and others have added fascinating and unusual ideas.  New ideas in education, economics, health, and politics are showcased in this series.  They are enlightening and entertaining.

  Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave., Milford, will be showing a TED talk at 12:15 every Wednesday beginning January 7.  The topics will vary, but they are guaranteed to be interesting and thought-provoking.  There will be a discussion following the viewing for those who are interested.  Attendees are invited to bring lunch – coffee and tea will be provided.  All are welcome and registration is not required.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Wed Jan 14 – Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:00am – 10:20am

BABY & ME Fall 2014 (birth-12 Months Old)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.

Infants birth-12 months old along with a caregiver are invited to this lap sit program which introduces our youngest patrons to the library and books through simple songs and rhymes, movement, board books, and interaction with their caregiver. Following the program, a play time will be held which gives babies and their caretakers an opportunity to socialize.

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:00pm

Corey Smith in New Haven, CT

Sponsored by: Toad's Place

$20

Admission: $20
Toad's Place
300 York Street #1
New Haven
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Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:45pm

Crafty Kids After-School Program (K-4th grade): Winter Theme

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

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

The Derby Public Library invites children in kindergarten through 4th grade to stop by the library for a winter-themed Crafty Kids program. All materials will be provided and there is no fee to attend.

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:00pm

Movie Tuesday

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

Please call 203.783.3307 for more information.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Tue Jan 13 – Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:30am

English As a Second Language Evening Class Registration

Sponsored by: Valley Regional Adult Education

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

Admission: Free
Valley Regional Adult Education
415 Howe Ave.
Shelton
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Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Cooking Demo: Easy One Pot Winter Meals

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Stacey Ference of Savour Catering will show participants how to make warm and hearty dishes for those cold winter days.  There will be samples of all demonstrated foods.  The class is for ages 18 and older.  Registration is required.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Mon Jan 12 – Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:30am

English As a Second Language Day Class Registration

Sponsored by: Valley Regional Adult Education

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

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

GED Classes

Sponsored by: Valley Regional Adult Education

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

Admission: Free
Adult Learning Center
415 Howe Ave.
Shelton
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Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Derby Historical Society’s 12th Night

Sponsored by: Derby Historical Society

Join us for our annual Twelfth Night Event on January 11, 2015 from 1 to 4 pm.  There will be tours of the historical Humphreys House by costumed docents. Demonstrations of colonial skills and open hearth cooking will be part of the event.  Enjoy some mulled cider punch along with some samplings of colonial cookery and modern day baked goods.  Parking is available in the lot behind the house or on nearby Thomas Street.

Admission: $5 adult/$3 seniors
General David Humphreys House
37 Elm Street
Ansonia
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Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Preschool & Kindergarten Open House

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

Explore Yeladim Early Learning Center’s dynamic hands-on learning environment. Meet our experienced staff, spend time in our classrooms, learn about enrichment programs, and tour the JCC spectacular facility.Children of all faiths and backgrounds aged 3 months through kindergarten are welcome.
Contact Director Lynn Bullard at 203-397-7415 or lynnb@jccnh.org

Admission: Free
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:30am – 11:00am

Winter Animal Tracking Classes

Sponsored by: Branford Land Trust

Learn to recognize animal footprints and other signs of their passage through the woods during two upcoming Animal Tracking Classes sponsored by the Branford Land Trust’s Nature Explorer Program on January 10 and February 21 (9:30 - 11 a.m.). The classes will be led by Tom Cleveland and Chris Woerner at the Lake Saltonstall preserve. We’ll hope for snow, but it will be fun even without it! Meet at the Regional Water Authority parking lot on the north side of Hosely Avenue, down Hosely Avenue 0.3 miles from Brushy Plain Road. Bad Weather dates: January 11 & February 22.

For questions please call 203-415-1571 or visit www.branfordlandtrust.org.

Admission: Free
Lake Saltonstall Preserve
Hosley Avenue
Branford
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Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:00am – 4:00pm

JCC Open House

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

Our Open House is the kick-off to a “Free Fit and Fun” week at the JCC! Join us for exercise classes and demos, a Character Breakfast, Yeladim tours, and more! Learn about JCC membership benefits and take advantage of membership specials!
Contact: Debbie Brander, debbieb@jccnh.org, (203) 387-2JCC x276.

Admission: Free
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:00am – 12:20pm

READ to PAYSON for Ages 5 to 11

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

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

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

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

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

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:00am

LET IT SNOW (Ages 3-6)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

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

The Derby Public Library will offer a Saturday family story time on.  Children ages 3-6 are welcome to stop by for Let it Snow to listen to winter-themed stories, sing songs, and work on a snowflake craft.  There is no fee to attend and all materials are provided.

Admission: Free
MEET AT CHILDREN'S DEPT.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Fri Jan 9, 2015 7:30pm

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

Sponsored by: CT Folk

Former, current CT State Troubadours

Admission: $15 advance, $20door
First Presbyterian Church
704 Whitney Avenue
New Haven
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Thu Jan 8, 2015 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Movie Night: Anastasia

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

Gather ‘round for a free family movie every Thursday in the JCC Living Room. We’ve got a great lineup of free flicks & popcorn so you can just drop in and watch with your friends and families! Everyone welcome.
Jan 8 Anastasia
Jan 15 March of the Penguins
Jan. 22 Peter & the Wolf
Contact: Anne Grant, (203) 387-2522 x300, anneg@jccnh.org

Admission: Free
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Thu Jan 8, 2015 2:00pm

Paper Flowers Craft Workshop

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

If these long dark days of winter have got you down, Milford Library has a cheerful, fun craft that will brighten your outlook!  We’ll be making beautiful paper flowers – enough for a bouquet that will bring the spring into your home a little early.
  All materials and instructions will be provided.  Please register for this workshop at 203.783.3307.  Class size is limited.
  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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Thu Jan 8, 2015 10:00am

Romance Book Discussion

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

This month we’ll be discussing “Belonging” by Robin Lee Hatcher.  All are welcome.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Thu Jan 8, 2015 10:00am – 10:30am

TURN IT UP! (Ages 3-8)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

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

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

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Wed Jan 7 – Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:00pm – 7:30pm

YA Wednesdays

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Nintendo Wii, board games, and Legos will all be available—you choose.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration is requested

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Wed Jan 7, 2015 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Live Jazz with Blue Plate Radio

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

Join us in the Living Room for free Live Jazz Series, taking place on the first and third Wednesdays of every month from January through April 2015. We’ll be listening to local jazz musicians brought to us through Blue Plate Radio, a popular online jazz station.
Future dates:
Jan. 21
Feb. 4
Feb. 18
Mar. 4
Mar. 18
Apr. 1
Apr. 15
Contact: Anne Grant, (203) 387-2522 x300, anneg@jccnh.org

Admission: Free
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Wed Jan 7 – Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:00am – 12:00pm

Local History Information Sessions - Presidents’ Visits to Derby

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Now, along with offering research assistance, the Library’s Local History Coordinator will also have information available on monthly highlighted local history topics. February’s topic will cover Presidents’ Visits to Derby.  Visitors will also be invited to browse through PastPerfect, a software program that enables users to search the Library’s progressively updated local history database.  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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Wed Jan 7, 2015 12:15am

TED Talks, We Talk

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

If you haven’t heard about TED talks, you can learn more about them at Milford Library in January.  Started in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, TED today shares ideas from a broad spectrum — from science to business to global issues.  Many TED talks are available online, and are usually about 15 – 20 minutes long.  Celebrities, scientists, educators, and others have added fascinating and unusual ideas.  New ideas in education, economics, health, and politics are showcased in this series.  They are enlightening and entertaining.

   Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave., Milford, will be showing a TED talk at 12:15 every Wednesday beginning January 7.   The topics will vary, but they are guaranteed to be interesting and thought-provoking.   There will be a discussion following the viewing for those who are interested.   Attendees are invited to bring lunch – coffee and tea will be provided.   All are welcome and registration is not required.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Tue Jan 6, 2015 7:00pm

Genealogy

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

The title of tonight’s presentation is “Secrets Hidden in Obituaries”.  It is presented by genealogist Greg Thompson.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Tue Jan 6 – Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Local History Information Sessions - Blizzards

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Now, along with offering research assistance, the Library’s Local History Coordinator will also have information available on monthly highlighted local history topics.  January’s topic will cover notable winter weather and blizzards of the Valley.  Visitors will also be invited to browse through PastPerfect, a software program that enables users to search the Library’s progressively updated local history
database.  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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Tue Jan 6, 2015 2:00pm

Movie Tuesday

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

Please call 203.783.3292 for details.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Mon Jan 5 – Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Teen Chess

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

All skill levels are welcome.  Participants will learn how the game is played as well as defensive/offensive strategies.  Mr. Julio Maldonado provides superb expertise from a life-long love for the game.

Registration is requested.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Mon Jan 5, 2015 1:00pm

Genealogy

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

Today’s program is titled “Writing Articles for Family”.  It is presented by genealogist Greg Thompson.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Fri Jan 2 – Sun Feb 1, 2015 12:00pm

PASSIONES - Jennifer Davies

Sponsored by: City Gallery

City Gallery is pleased to present PASSIONES, an exhibition of new work by Jennifer Davies, January 2 - February 1, 2015.

This exhibit expresses the artist’s passion for experimenting with a variety of paper pulps, but especially Japanese kozo.  The kozo she processes from the plant to obtain either a long fibered pulp for making paper, or pigments and sews the lacy stalks together.  The work refers to textures and designs in nature, from jellyfish, to tree bark, to suggestions of the Milky Way.  Jennifer Davies uses the pulp opaquely as in the casts of granite rocks and in a translucent way in the hanging net pieces.  In addition, she is showing a series of collages combining handmade paper and monotypes.

January 2 – February 1
Opening Reception, Sunday, January 4, 2-5pm
Artist in the Gallery for informal talk, Sunday Jan 25, 2pm


For further information call 203-782-2489 or visit www.city-gallery.org. 
Gallery hours are Thurs-Sun 12-4 or by appointment.

Admission: Free
City Gallery
994 State Street
New Haven
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Thu Jan 1, 2015 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Movie Night: Happy Feet

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

Gather ‘round for a free family movie every Thursday in the JCC Living Room. We’ve got a great lineup of free flicks & popcorn so you can just drop in and watch with your friends and families! Everyone welcome.
Jan 1 Happy Feet
Jan 8 Anastasia
Jan 15 March of the Penguins
Jan. 22 Peter & the Wolf
Contact: Anne Grant, (203) 387-2522 x300, anneg@jccnh.org

Admission: Free
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Thu Jan 1, 2015 1:00pm

Annual New Year’s Day Walk

Sponsored by: Branford Land Trust

Start your New Year by walking out-of doors! Join the Land Trust for it’s annual New Year’s Day Walk on Thursday, January 1, 1:00 p.m. at the Stony Creek Trolley Trail. This walk will be lead by the Bill Horne, is open to all ages and is free of charge. It will begin at the western end of the Stony Creek Trolley Trail with a walk on the Goss property. Those who want a longer walk can head east on the Trolley Trail to the Vedder Preserve.

Meet at the parking lot at the end of Tilcon Road, which runs off Totoket Road about 0.3 mile south of where it intersects with Blackstone Avenue.

For questions please call 203-415-1571 or visit www.branfordlandtrust.org.

Admission: Free
Stony Creek Trolley Trail
Tilcon Road
Branford
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Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:00am – 4:00pm

December School Vacation Program (K-8)

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

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

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

Teen Movie Night (for ages 12-17)

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

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

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

TURN IT UP! (Ages 3-8)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

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

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

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

December School Vacation Program (K-8)

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

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

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

EVENING BOOK CLUB

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

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

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

CHILDREN’S WINTER BINGO (Ages 4-11)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPT.

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

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

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

December School Vacation Program (K-8)

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

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

Admission: See brochure.
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Mon Dec 29 – Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:00am – 12:00pm

Winter Workshops at the Connecticut River Museum

Sponsored by: Connecticut RIver Museum

PROGRAM DATES:

Monday, December 29: Trains!

The Annual Train Show is our home base today as we explore the exhibit, create our own I SPY discovery games, learn how the model trains are made and operated and design and build our own wooden trains to take home.

Tuesday, December 30: Winter Nature

Weather permitting, we will take a winter nature hike and do some winter wildlife watching. Back inside we will learn about the Big Birds of Winter and create works of art inspired by nature. Bring your binoculars or camera if you like. We will have binoculars for you to use as well.

Friday, December 31: Science Explorers

Today features a series of science experiments as we study the River and find out about the creatures that live in it from tiny microorganisms to the mighty sturgeon. Use microscopes, conduct experiments, and create artwork based on your discoveries.

Fee:
CRM Members: $20/child per day; $50/week
Non Members: $25/child per day; $65/week

TO REGISTER: Please call 860.767.8269 x113 or email jwhitedobbs@ctrivermuseum.org

Admission: 25$/day, 65$/week
Connecticut River Museum
67 Main St.
Essex
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Neighborhood Carol Sing and Christmas Party

Sponsored by: St. Brendan Church

St. Brendan Church presents its annual carol sing and Christmas party featuring music of the season accompanied by choir, piano and organ.  Reception to follow in the parish hall.  Participants asked to bring a favorite Christmas cookie to share.  All are welcome.

Admission: Free
St. Brendan Church
455 Whallley Ave.
New Haven
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:00am

Treasured Time Presents: “Movies for Moments” The Polar Express

Sponsored by: Treasured Time

Who: Treasured Time, Inc.
What: Movies for Moments
When: Sunday, December 28; 10:00am
Where: Seymour Cinemas 12; 814 Derby Ave., Seymour, CT 06483
Why: To support Treasured Time, Inc. in their effort to grant the wishes of parents with life-threatening illnesses
Treasured Time is providing you will a great treat this holiday season, as you will have a chance to join us for a trip on the Polar Express! On Sunday, December 28th, Treasured Time will be hosting the inaugural Movies for Moments event at Seymour Cinemas 12, in Seymour, CT. There will be a special screening of “The Polar Express” beginning at 10:00am, with doors opening at 9:15am. Concession stands will be open and make sure to get cozy by bringing your favorite teddy bear and putting on your pajamas and slippers.
Tickets for the event are $5 in advance and $6 the day of the show, and are available by visiting www.treasuredtime.org or contacting Jenn at 203-446-1068 or jenn@treasuredtime.org.
Treasured Time, Inc. is a CT based 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to grant the wishes of parents with life threatening illnesses who want to create a lasting memory with their children.  With your help, Treasured Time, Inc. can provide families with the “Gift of Moments”.  To see how you can help us make a difference, visit us at www.treasuredtime.org.

Admission: $5 Preorder or $6
Seymour Cinemas 12
814 Derby Ave.
Seymour
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Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:00am – 4:00pm

December School Vacation Program (K-8)

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

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

Admission: See brochure.
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:30pm – 8:45pm

Celebrate Christmas Eve at Trinity Lutheran

Sponsored by: Trinity Lutheran Church

Celebrate Christmas Eve at historic Trinity Lutheran Church in downtown New Haven.  Brass, carols, candlelight, Holy Communion, and a special children’s message.

Admission: Free
Trinity Lutheran Church
292 Orange at Wall St
New Haven
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Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:30pm – 8:00pm

TEEN MOVIE NIGHT

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

FOR TWEENS AND TEENS.  SEE “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY” IN BLU-RAY.  ENJOY FREE SNACKS AND PIZZA.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED AND DOORS CLOSE AT 5:45 P.M.
CALL 203-734-1492.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE.
Derby
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Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:00pm – 6:00pm

HARVEST TEA

Sponsored by: ST. ANDREWS WOMEN'S GUILD

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

Admission: $20.00
ST ANDREW'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
262 SHELTON AVE
NEW HAVEN
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Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:00am – 12:00pm

HOLIDAY MUSIC—MISS DEIRDRE

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

HOLIDAY SONGS TO SING AND DANCE TO FOR YOUR PRE-SCHOOLERS.  ONE PERFORMANCE AT 10-11 A.M. AND THE SECOND AT 11A.M -NOON.
FOR DETAILS CALL THE LIBRARY AT 203-734-1492.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE
Derby
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Sat Dec 20, 2014 9:00pm – 11:00pm

Mike Casey Trio @ Peroles Restaurant

Sponsored by: n/a

Originally from Storrs, CT; Mike is currently a Jazz Studies student at the acclaimed Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz(University of Hartford’s Hartt School, CT) and a graduate of the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. He has been fortunate to study with some of the world’s top jazz musicians, including saxophonists Abraham Burton, Rene McLean, & Javon Jackson, trombonist Steve Davis, and bassist Nat Reeves. Mike has performed at well-respected venues such as the Kennedy Center (DC), Smalls Jazz Club (NYC), and the Hard Rock Cafe (Boston), as well as numerous venues across CT. Past festival appearances include the Hartford Jazz Society’s Monday Night Jazz in Bushnell Park, The Boston GreenFest, the New England Autumn Fest, and more. 

  Mike’s trio project (sax/bass/drums) has impressed audiences young and old alike, performing a unique blend of original music and exciting, fresh arrangements of jazz standards. To hear Mike, visit www.mikecaseyjazz.com

Admission: $5
Peroles Restaurant & Bar
93 Campbell Ave
West Haven
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Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Creative HOLIDAYS at the Luckey + Merrill Studio

Sponsored by: Luckey + Merrill Studio

Celebrate HOLIDAYS 2014 at the Luckey + Merrill Studio on Saturdays through December for a series of creative Open House events, 12-4 p.m. at 181 Main Street (back entrance) in Branford. On December 20, cheer with eggnog and find last-minute treasures for the holidays! Luckey + Merrill Studio is a collaboration between artists Owen Sea Luckey and Kristin Merrill, who are joined this year by painter Hannah Baldwin and writer Jen Payne. The HOLIDAYS 2014 events are free and open to the public. For more information about the artists or the event dates, please call 203.623.6792/203.589.6995, or visit luckeyandmerrillstudio.com.

Admission: Free
Luckey + Merrill Studio
181 Main Street
Branford
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Sat Dec 20 – Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:00am – 4:00pm

Santa visits Jones Family Farms

Sponsored by: Jones Family Farms

Santa’s annual visit to the farm will include time for kids of all ages to spend time with Santa and have their traditional pictures taken with St. Nick.  Jones Family Farms would appreciate anyone who could bring a canned food or non-perishable food item to the farm that weekend.  The farm will deliver the food to the Valley Food Bank.

Admission: Free
Jones Family Farms
606 Walnut Tree Hill Road
Shelton
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Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:00pm

Heather Fay at Best Video Performance Space

Sponsored by: Best Video Performance Space

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

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

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

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

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

Admission: $5
Best Video Performance Space
1842 Whitney Ave.
Hamden
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Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:30pm

Trinity Choir of Men and Boys | Annual Christmas Concert

Sponsored by: Trinity Church on the Green

Annual Christmas Concert

The Trinity Choir of Men and Boys
R. Walden Moore, conductor
Andrew J. Kotylo & Wesley Hall, accompanists
The Trinity Festival Brass
Wendy Kerner, harp
Mark Rike, violin

Trinity Church on the Green
Corner Temple and Chapel Streets
New Haven

Friday, December 19, 2014
7:30 pm

Suggested donation at the door - $10.00 per person

Featuring choir and audience carols - seasonal favorites, old and new, as arranged by David Willcocks, John Rutter, Gustav Holst, Richard Wayne Dirksen, Daniel Pinkham, and others.

For more information, please call the Music Office at 203-776-2616.

www.trinitynewhaven.org

Admission: $10 (suggested)
Trinity Church on the Green
Corner of Chapel and Temple Streets
New Haven
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Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:00pm – 9:00pm

sip n shop for a cause

Sponsored by: Heels N More

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

Admission: 5.00
River Run
50 grand ave
New Haven
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