Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:00pm

Handel’s Messiah!

Sponsored by: Bethesda Music Series

Brett Judson directs the choirs of Bethesda Lutheran Church, First Presbyterian Church, and Emanuel Lutheran Church (Manchester), with soloists and orchestra, in this every-moving work.

Admission: Freewill offering
Bethesda Lutheran Church
450 Whitney Avenue
New Haven
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Thu May 28, 2015 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Cinematic Dances

Sponsored by: New Haven Symphony Orchestra

Paul DUKAS           Sorcerer’s Apprentice
John CORIGLIANO         Chaconne from The Red Violin
Leonard BERNSTEIN         Symphonic Dances from West Side Story  
Maurice RAVEL         Bolero

William BOUGHTON, conductor
Bella HRISTOVA, violin

The NHSO’s 121st season concludes with four memorable themes from the silver screen.

Box Office (203) 865-0831 x10
aisaacs@newhaven.edu

Admission: $15-74, Student $10
Shubert Theater
247 College St.
New Haven
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Thu Apr 2, 2015 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Triumphant Voices: Beethoven 9

Sponsored by: New Haven Symphony Orchestra

Arnold SCHOENBERG     A Survivor from Warsaw, op. 46
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN       Symphony No. 9 in D minor, op. 125 (Choral)     

William BOUGHTON, conductor
FAIRFIELD COUNTY CHORALE

Beethoven’s anthemic “Ode to Joy” and Schoenberg’s Survivor from Warsaw showcase the strength of the human spirit.

Admission: $15-74, Student $10
Woolsey Hall
500 College St., at Grove St.
New Haven
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Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:00pm

Scarlatti and Brahms: Eric Trudel, pianist

Sponsored by: Bethesda Music Series

Canadian concert pianist Eric Trudel comes back to move us with his deep musicianship.

Admission: Freewill offering
Bethesda Lutheran Church
450 Whitney Avenue
New Haven
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Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Ansel Adams, Bernstein & Brubeck

Sponsored by: New Haven Symphony Orchestra

Leonard BERNSTEIN         Overture from Candide
Chris BRUBECK         Trombone Concerto
Chris BRUBECK         World Premiere Commission
Duke ELLINGTON         The River Suite
Chris BRUBECK         Ansel Adams: America  

William BOUGHTON, conductor
Chris BRUBECK, trombone

Celebrate America with works by Bernstein, Ellington, and a stunning visual tribute to Ansel Adams by NHSO Artist-in-Residence Chris Brubeck.

Box Office (203) 865-0831 x10

Admission: $15-74, Student $10
Shubert Theater
247 College St.
New Haven
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Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:00pm

Song Extravaganza

Sponsored by: Bethesda Music Series

Song cycles old and new, performed by baritone Christopher Grundy and pianist William Braun.

Admission: Freewill offering
Bethesda Lutheran Church
450 Whitney Avenue
New Haven
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Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Parfum de la Nuit

Sponsored by: New Haven Symphony Orchestra

Hector BERLIOZ         Le Carnaval Romain (Roman Carnival)       
Georges BIZET         Carmen Suite No. 1    
Joseph CANTELOUBE     Songs of the Auvergne  
Maurice RAVEL         Daphnis & Chloe Suites 1& 2  

Ransom WILSON, conductor
Amanda HALL, soprano

Treat your Valentine to a tour of Rome, Spain, Greece, and the countryside, all with a French accent.

Box Office (203) 865-0831 x10
aisaacs@newhavensymphony.org

Admission: $15-74, Student $10
Woolsey Hall
500 College St., at Grove St.
New Haven
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Tue Jan 27 – Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:00pm

DON JUAN directed by Andrej Visky

Sponsored by: Yale School of Drama

Directed by Andrej Visky
Written by Moliere
Translated by Brendan Pelsue
Adapted by Andrej Visky, Brendan Pelsue, and Samantha Lazar
Jan 27-31 at 8PM, Jan 31 at 2PM

Driven by insatiable desire, Don Juan, with his servant Sganarelle, travels the world, seeking pleasure through romantic conquest. Don Juan defies every authority he encounters. No moral code, religious belief, or social institution is safe from his scathing attack. What lies underneath the furious bravado of this man?  To whom is Don Juan ultimately issuing his challenge? At the heart of this darkly comic 17th century play lies a completely modern terror:  that there is no God, and no ultimate meaning beyond the appetites of the flesh.

Admission: $10-25
University Theatre
222 York Street
New Haven
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Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Jupiter’s Passion

Sponsored by: New Haven Symphony Orchestra

Igor STRAVINSKY   Concerto in D for Strings
Samuel BARBER   Violin Concerto, op. 14
Antonin DVORAK   Romance for Violin & Orchestra in F minor, op. 11
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART   Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 (Jupiter)

William BOUGHTON, conductor
Hye-Jin KIM, violin

Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony, with works by Stravinsky, Barber, and Dvorak come together for a night of strings on fire.

Box Office (203) 865-0831 x10
aisaacs@newhavensymphony.org

Admission: $15-74, Student $10
Woolsey Hall
500 College St., at Grove St.
New Haven
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Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:00am – 12:30pm

Friends of the Seymour Library Used Book Sale

Sponsored by: Friends of the Seymour Library

Vist the Friends of the Seymour Library Used Book Sale. Held every month on the last Saturday of the month (except holidays and July/August) in the library’s lower level with special deals ongoing.

Admission: Free
Seymour Library
46 Church St.
Seymour
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Sun Dec 21, 2014 8:00am – 9:30am

Pancakes with Penguins

Sponsored by: Mystic Aquarium

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not make it even more so by spending it with penguins at Mystic Aquarium. On select dates (see below) in August, Sept, Oct, Nov and Dec., Mystic Aquarium’s beloved mascot “Petey the Penguin” wants you and your family to come to a very special Pancakes with Penguins breakfast. This fun event is the perfect way to kick-start your day and enjoy delicious and nutritious food and a very special by visit by South African Penguins.

Breakfast will be served buffet style from 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM., and includes pancakes, with assorted toppings, scrambled eggs, sausage, and various beverages. Tickets are $24.95 for adults and $20.95 for kids 10 years and under.

Aquarium admission is not included with Pancakes with Penguins ticket.  Reserve your table now or choose your seat when you arrive; capacity is limited so get your tickets online now!

Pancakes with Penguins dates are as follows:
Sunday, August 17th
Sunday, Sept. 14th
Sunday, Sept. 28th
Monday, Oct. 13th (Columbus Day)
Sunday, Oct. 26th
Saturday, Nov. 8th
Saturday, Nov. 22nd
Sunday, Dec. 21st

Admission: A; $24.95 C;$20.95
Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Boulevard
Mystic
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Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:00pm

Music Haven Winter Performance Party

Sponsored by: Music Haven

Friday, December 19 at 6:00 PM
Music Haven Winter Performance Party
Celebrate the accomplishments of our 75 promising young students! Performances by
Music Haven students and their teachers, the Haven String Quartet and pianist Miki Sawada, are followed by a potluck feast. Come for the music, stay for the food & community spirit!
Charles Garner Recital Hall
Southern Connecticut State University
Engleman C112
501 Crescent St., New Haven, CT
Admission: Free; please bring a dish to share at the potluck

Admission: Free
Southern Connecticut State University
501 Cresent Street
New Haven
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Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:00pm

Music Haven Winter Performance Party

Sponsored by: Music Haven

Friday, December 19 at 6:00 PM
Music Haven Winter Performance Party
Celebrate the accomplishments of our 75 promising young students! Performances by
Music Haven students and their teachers, the Haven String Quartet and pianist Miki Sawada, are followed by a potluck feast. Come for the music, stay for the food & community spirit!
Charles Garner Recital Hall
Southern Connecticut State University
Engleman C112
501 Crescent St., New Haven, CT
Admission: Free; please bring a dish to share at the potluck

Admission: Free
Southern Connecticut State University
501 Cresent Street
New Haven
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Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Handel’s Messiah: The Joy of the Season

Sponsored by: New Haven Symphony Orchestra

G.F. HANDEL     Messiah    

William BOUGHTON, conductor
CHRIST CHURCH CHOIR  

Celebrate the season with an uplifting performance of Handel’s masterpiece Messiah, featuring the soaring voices of the Christ Church Choir.

Box Office (203) 865-0831 x10
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Admission: $15-74, Student $10
Woolsey Hall
500 College St., at Grove St.
New Haven
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Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:00pm

Film: “A Christmas Carol” (1951)

Sponsored by: Yale Center for British Art

Directed by Brian Desmond Hurst (not rated; 86 minutes)

Admission: Free
Yale Center for British Art
1080 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:00pm

Amahl and the Night Visitors

Sponsored by: Bethesda Music Series

Charming family holiday opera, presented by students from Western Connecticut State University, directed by Margaret Astrup. Bring kids!

Admission: Freewill offering
Bethesda Lutheran Church
450 Whitney Avenue
New Haven
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Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:30pm

Haven String Quartet presents: “3+4+5”

Sponsored by: Haven String Quartet

Saturday, December 13 at 7:30 PM
Haven String Quartet presents: “3+4+5”
The Haven String Quartet is joined by Miki Sawada (piano), Tina Lee Hadari (viola), and Kemp Jernigan (oboe) to present the music of Beethoven, Britten and Brahms.
Unitarian Society of New Haven
700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT
Admission: $20, $10 students, seniors
& USNH members (Tickets & series subscriptions at musichavenct.org/concerts)

Admission: $20
Unitarian Society of New Haven
700 Hartford Turnpike
Hamden
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Fri Dec 12 – Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:00pm

THE SEAGULL directed by Jessica Holt

Sponsored by: Yale School of Drama

Directed by Jessica Holt
Written by Anton Chekhov
Translated by Paul Schmidt

A daring new play is performed on the shore of a lake.  Its idealistic young author is devastated when his work is mocked by family and friends.  Passions and jealousies surge as his beloved gives her heart away to his older rival. With comic brio and keen understanding, The Seagull explores our insatiable human desire to live an extraordinary life.  When our dreams – and delusions – are dashed, and all that remains is the excruciating ordinariness of daily living, how do we find the strength to go on?

Admission: $10-25
Iseman Theatre
1156 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:30pm

Concert: “Cantata Profana”

Sponsored by: Yale Center for British Art

This new vocal and instrumental ensemble will perform works by English composers Thomas Adès, Harrison Birtwistle, and Ralph Vaughan Williams alongside settings of English texts by Elliott Carter and Igor Stravinsky, and early English songs by Henry Purcell. Please note that seating is limited.

Admission: Free
Yale Center for British Art
1080 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Sun Dec 7, 2014 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Christmas on the Green

Sponsored by: The Waterbury Chorale

The Waterbury Chorale is proud to announce its concert for Christmas 2014. This year’s program will include traditional seasonal music and a, as-yet unpublished, piece by Ryan Murphy, assistant conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, called “Three Dancing Carols”. Music director Joseph J. Jacovino will direct the Chorale and the Waterbury Chorale Festival Orchestra on the weekend of December 6th in two locations; on Saturday evening in Litchfield and on Sunday afternoon in Waterbury.

Admission: $20 - $25 at the doo
St. John's Church
16 Church St.
Waterbury
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Sat Dec 6, 2014 10:00am – 12:00pm

Family Day

Sponsored by: Yale Center for British Art

Explore the Yale Center for British Art with art making, activities in the galleries, and more. Everyone is welcome.

Admission: Free
Yale Center for British Art
1080 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Sat Dec 6, 2014 10:00am – 12:00pm

Family Day

Sponsored by: Yale Center for British Art

Explore the Yale Center for British Art with art making, activities in the galleries, and more. Everyone is welcome.

Admission: Free
Yale Center for British Art
1080 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Sat Dec 6, 2014 9:00am – 4:00pm

Holly Fair

Sponsored by: St. Margaret Mary Ladies Guild

The Ladies Guild of St. Margaret Mary Church, 50 Donovan Lane, Shelton is holding their annual Holly Fair on December 6th from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the church hall. Crafts, Food, Gifts, Bake Sale, Cookie Walk, etc. will be offered. For information call 203-924-2327 or 203-209-2441

Admission: Free
St. Margaret Mary Church Hall
50 Donovan Lane
Shelton
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Thu Dec 4, 2014 6:00pm

“Dylan Thomas: Return Journey”

Sponsored by: Yale Center for British Art

Combining poetry and theater, acclaimed Welsh actor Bob Kingdom portrays the poet Dylan Thomas in this spell-binding theatrical piece, originally directed by actor Anthony Hopkins.

Admission: Free
Yale Center for British Art
1080 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Thu Dec 4, 2014 6:00pm

“Dylan Thomas: Return Journey”

Sponsored by: Yale Center for British Art

Combining poetry and theater, acclaimed Welsh actor Bob Kingdom portrays the poet Dylan Thomas in this spell-binding theatrical piece, originally directed by actor Anthony Hopkins.

Admission: Free
Yale Center for British Art
1080 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:00pm

Russian Voices: St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble

Sponsored by: Bethesda Music Series

Sonorous and charming music for men’s voices. Sacred and Russian folk songs.

Admission: Freewill offering
Bethesda Lutheran Church
450 Whitney Avenue
New Haven
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Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:00am – 12:30pm

Friends of the Seymour Library Used Book Sale

Sponsored by: Friends of the Seymour Library

Vist the Friends of the Seymour Library Used Book Sale. Held every month on the last Saturday of the month (except holidays and July/August) in the library’s lower level with special deals ongoing.

Admission: Free
Seymour Library
46 Church St.
Seymour
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Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:00pm

BHcare Annual Holiday Gala

Sponsored by: BHcare

On the evening of Saturday, November 22, 2014, BHcare will hold its primary fundraiser, the Annual Holiday Gala at Grassy Hill Country Club in Orange. This event will feature a menu of fine food including hors d’oeuvres and food stations, music by live band Higher and Higher, dancing, and live & silent auctions. 

Proceeds benefit BHcare.  BHcare provides comprehensive behavioral health, prevention and domestic violence services that improve the lives and health of the individuals, families and communities we serve.

Admission: $100.00 per person
Grassy Hill Country Club
441 Clark Lane
Orange
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Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:00am – 3:00pm

Snowflake Fair

Sponsored by: Seymour Congregational Church

26th Annual Snowflake Fair, Seymour Congregational Church, Seymour, CT. Approx. 25 craft & specialty vendors, basket and quilt raffles, boutique, Christmas Treasures room, baked goods table, kids craft area, breakfast & lunch served. Spaces available for $35, contact Laura at 203-516-8607 or cpasec@sbcglobal.net. Donations gratefully accepted for our “Giving Tree” for the CT Food Bank and/or the Gellatly Scholarship Fund

Admission: Free
Seymour Congregational Church
45 Broad Street
Seymour
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Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:00am – 9:30am

Pancakes with Penguins

Sponsored by: Mystic Aquarium

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not make it even more so by spending it with penguins at Mystic Aquarium. On select dates (see below) in August, Sept, Oct, Nov and Dec., Mystic Aquarium’s beloved mascot “Petey the Penguin” wants you and your family to come to a very special Pancakes with Penguins breakfast. This fun event is the perfect way to kick-start your day and enjoy delicious and nutritious food and a very special by visit by South African Penguins.

Breakfast will be served buffet style from 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM., and includes pancakes, with assorted toppings, scrambled eggs, sausage, and various beverages. Tickets are $24.95 for adults and $20.95 for kids 10 years and under.

Aquarium admission is not included with Pancakes with Penguins ticket.  Reserve your table now or choose your seat when you arrive; capacity is limited so get your tickets online now!

Pancakes with Penguins dates are as follows:
Sunday, August 17th
Sunday, Sept. 14th
Sunday, Sept. 28th
Monday, Oct. 13th (Columbus Day)
Sunday, Oct. 26th
Saturday, Nov. 8th
Saturday, Nov. 22nd
Sunday, Dec. 21st

Admission: A; $24.95 C;$20.95
Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Boulevard
Mystic
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Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Puccini, Virtue & Redemption

Sponsored by: New Haven Symphony Orchestra

Christopher THEOFANIDIS     Virtue (NHSO Co-Commission) 
Giacomo PUCCINI         Suor Angelica        

William BOUGHTON, conductor
Tony ARNOLD, soprano
Yale Opera

Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Theofanidis’ newly commissioned Virtue explore themes of morality through music in two triumphant anthems.

Box Office (203) 865-0831 x10
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Admission: $15-74, Student $10
St. Mary's Church
5 Hillhouse Ave.
New Haven
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Thu Nov 20, 2014 5:30pm

Music Haven presents “Rush Hour Concert III”

Sponsored by: Music Haven

Thursday, November 20 at 5:30 PM
Music Haven presents “Rush Hour Concert III”
Wind down after work with a 40-min. show and a glass of a wine. Explore Mozart’s “B-flat Duo for Violin and Viola” in a relaxed setting, and discover what makes the music brilliant.
Music Haven
117 Whalley Ave., New Haven, CT
Admission: $8

Admission: $8
Music Haven
117 Whalley Avenue
New Haven
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Thu Nov 20, 2014 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Treasured Time’s 2nd Annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza!

Sponsored by: Treasured Time

Join us for a very special evening. Come do all your holiday shopping in one place, in one night, while giving back to a great cause! Your $5 donation at the door will give you access to over 50 Specialty Vendors and a FREE ticket for our incredible door prize!

Enjoy dinner before or after you shop. Villa Bianca will be offering a buffet for your dining pleasure. Tickets available at the door. Cash bar is also available.

Lots of great prizes to win! Enter our special holiday auction with prizes from all our participating vendors!

For more info on the holiday event or being a vendor, please call Jenn at 203-446-1068.

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All proceeds will go to Treasured Time, Inc. Take a look at our Facebook page or our website www.treasuredtime.org for further information.

Admission: $5 Donation
The Inn at Villa Bianca
312 Roosevelt Drive
Seymour
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Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:00pm

Concert: “Crystal Palace Soiree”

Sponsored by: Yale Center for British Art

Join us for a performance of Victorian songs and other music inspired by Victorian sculpture.

This program is offered in conjunction with the Center’s special exhibition “Sculpture Victorious: Art in an Age of Invention, 1837-1901.”

Admission: Free
Yale Center for British Art
1080 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:30pm

“The Future of the Humanities and the Arts in the University”

Sponsored by: Yale Center for British Art

Leon Botstein, President of Bard College, will discuss the future and character of the liberal arts, including the so-called digital humanities, the centrality of computing, and STEM fields.

Generous support for this program has been provided by the Norma Lytton Fund for Docent Education.

Admission: Free
Yale Center for British Art
1080 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:30pm

Music Haven Veterans’ Day Concert

Sponsored by: Music Haven

Tuesday, November 11 at 12:30 PM
Music Haven Veterans’ Day Concert
Music Haven students and their teachers, the Haven String Quartet and pianist Miki Sawada, perform a free lunchtime concert in the VA Hospital’s Community Living Center.
VA Healthcare
950 Campbell Ave., West Haven, CT
Admission: Free

Admission: Free
VA Healthcare
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven
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Sat Nov 8, 2014 3:00pm

Music Haven at Ives Main Library

Sponsored by: Music Haven

Saturday, November 8 at 3:00 PM
Music Haven at Ives Main Library
The young violin and cello students of Ms. Tina Lee Hadari and Mr. Philip Boulanger share their talents with the community in an intimate studio recital.
New Haven Public Library, Ives Main Branch
133 Elm St., New Haven, CT
Admission: Free

Admission: Free
New Haven Public Library, Ives Main Branch
133 Elm Street
New Haven
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Sat Nov 8, 2014 8:00am – 9:30am

Pancakes with Penguins

Sponsored by: Mystic Aquarium

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not make it even more so by spending it with penguins at Mystic Aquarium. On select dates (see below) in August, Sept, Oct, Nov and Dec., Mystic Aquarium’s beloved mascot “Petey the Penguin” wants you and your family to come to a very special Pancakes with Penguins breakfast. This fun event is the perfect way to kick-start your day and enjoy delicious and nutritious food and a very special by visit by South African Penguins.

Breakfast will be served buffet style from 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM., and includes pancakes, with assorted toppings, scrambled eggs, sausage, and various beverages. Tickets are $24.95 for adults and $20.95 for kids 10 years and under.

Aquarium admission is not included with Pancakes with Penguins ticket.  Reserve your table now or choose your seat when you arrive; capacity is limited so get your tickets online now!

Pancakes with Penguins dates are as follows:
Sunday, August 17th
Sunday, Sept. 14th
Sunday, Sept. 28th
Monday, Oct. 13th (Columbus Day)
Sunday, Oct. 26th
Saturday, Nov. 8th
Saturday, Nov. 22nd
Sunday, Dec. 21st

Admission: A; $24.95 C;$20.95
Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Boulevard
Mystic
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Fri Nov 7 – Sat Feb 7, 2015 12:00pm

Connecticut (un)Bound

Sponsored by: Artspace

Connecticut (un) Bound is a collaboration between Yale University Art Gallery and Artspace that features eight Connecticut artists who have been commissioned to create work in response to the Allan Chasanoff Book Arts Collection at YUAG as well as objects from the collection itself. Featured artists include: Regan Avery, Marion Belanger, David Borawski, Maria Lara-Whelpley, Richard Rose, Alison Safford, Rita Valley and the collective Jo Yarrington, Morgan Post & Samuel Dole. The show will include works with a rich mix of personal narrative, historical events, politics, industrial rise and decline, technological innovation, ecological and geographical forces, drama and pathos, all alluding to issues of concern to residents and visitors to Connecticut.

Admission: Free
Artspace
50 Orange Street
New Haven
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Thu Nov 6, 2014 6:00pm

Music Haven at Wilson Library

Sponsored by: Music Haven

Thursday, November 6 at 6:00 PM
Music Haven at Wilson Library
The young violin and piano students of Ms. Yaira Matyakubova and Ms. Miki Sawada share their talents with the community in an intimate studio recital.
New Haven Public Library, Wilson Branch
303 Washington Ave., New Haven, CT
Admission: Free

Admission: Free
New Haven Public Library, Wilson Branch
303 Washington Avenue
New Haven
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Wed Nov 5, 2014 6:00pm

Music Haven at Stetson Library

Sponsored by: Music Haven

Wednesday, November 5 at 6:00 PM
Music Haven at Stetson Library
The young violin, viola and bass students of Mr. Colin Benn and Mr. Gregory Tompkins share their talents with the community in an intimate studio recital.
New Haven Public Library, Stetson Branch
200 Dixwell Ave., New Haven, CT
Admission: Free

Admission: Free
New Haven Public Library, Stetson Branch
200 Dixwell Avenue
New Haven
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Tue Nov 4 – Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:30pm

Zumba® Kids (FREE)

Sponsored by: Ivette Altieri- Beyond Fitness

FREE Zumba Kids class. Session 4: Nov 4th to Nov 25th at 5:30pm.  No registration needed, available for kids 4-11yrs old. Parents may participate with their child at no charge.

Don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook for future free classes and events.

Admission: Free
Beyond Fitness
55 Laura Street
New Haven
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Mon Nov 3, 2014 7:00pm

“The Night of the Hunter” film screening at Best Video

Sponsored by: Best Video Performance Space

Best Video Performance Space concludes off its fall film series “Great Beach and Water Films” on Monday, Nov. 3, at 7 PM with “The Night of the Hunter,” a 1955 chiller starring Robert Mitchum. Admission is $7.

A little fun in the water can raise serious waves of issues. This poetry of cinema —  chosen from among Best Video owner Hank Paper’s all-time favorite films — will provide a raft of excitement, suspense and introspection, leading to optional discussions afterward.

A Depression-era itinerant preacher and widow-slayer (Robert Mitchum) stalks two young children who alone know his true identity, as well as where some bank robbery loot, which the preacher seeks, is hidden. The only film directed by Charles Laughton, this stand-alone masterwork of eerie expressionistic beauty is part Grimm faery tale, part coming-of-age salvation story – a poetic battle of good vs. evil featuring a sublimely sinister Mitchum and a stunningly radiant Lillian Gish in a screenplay written by the legendary James Agee.

Space is limited so call (203) 287-9286 to reserve your ticket.

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

Admission: $7
Best Video Performance Space
1842 Whitney Ave.
Hamden
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Sat Nov 1, 2014 7:30pm

Haven String Quartet presents: “The Architecture of Sound”

Sponsored by: Haven String Quartet

Saturday, November 1 at 7:30 PM
Haven String Quartet presents: “The Architecture of Sound”
The Haven String Quartet kicks off its 2014-2015 Concert Series with the music of Bartók, Adams and Beethoven.
Unitarian Society of New Haven
700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT
Admission: $20, $10 students, seniors
& USNH members (Tickets & series subscriptions at musichavenct.org/concerts)

Admission: $20
Unitarian Society of New Haven
700 Hartford Turnpike
Hamden
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Sat Nov 1 – Sun Nov 2, 2014 7:00pm – 12:00am

Halloween Dance & Party

Sponsored by: Serra & DelVecchio Insurance

Apps, buffet dinner, dessert, DJ and dancing, raffle. Costume optional. $40 per person. Cash Bar.
Info@sdinsurancegroup.com for tickets.

Admission: $40
Molto Bene Italian American Kitchen
557 Wakely Ave.
Ansonia
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Sat Nov 1, 2014 4:30pm – 7:00pm

A Taste of Poland Dinner

Sponsored by: Seymour Congregational Church

The Seymour Congregational Church is located on broad Street and Derby Ave in Seymour, CT.  Only 250 Tickets call yo hold your tickets.  203-881-2027 (Teresa ). Or call the church at 203-888-6729

Admission: $14 A. $13 S. $5 C
Seymour Congrgational Church
Broad street and Derby Ave. Seymour. CT
Seymour
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Sat Nov 1, 2014 1:00pm

Film Screening and Tour: “The Pleasure Garden”

Sponsored by: Yale Center for British Art

Take a special half-hour tour of the Center’s exhibition “Victorian Sculpture: Art in an Age of Invention, 1837-1901” and then join us at 2 pm for a screening of “The Pleasure Garden” (1953), directed by James Broughton (not rated; 38 minutes).

This award-winning film tells the story of a group of eccentric characters living among the ruins of the Crystal Palace, the Victorian exhibition hall erected in 1856. The film will be accompanied by archival footage of the Crystal Palace, including of the fire that destroyed it in 1936.

Tour: 1 - 1:30 pm
Film: 2 pm

Admission: Free
Yale Center for British Art
1080 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Sat Nov 1, 2014 9:00am – 12:00pm

Community Shred Day

Sponsored by: St. Mary - St. Michael School

Back by popular demand! St. Mary-St. Michael School is sponsoring a Community Shred Day on Saturday, November 1st from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the school, 14 Seymour Avenue in Derby. Take the first step to protect yourself from identity theft. Eco Shred will provide shredding services on site, allowing you to watch your documents be destroyed. All shredded documents will be recycled, thus helping the environment.

Examples of documents you may bring are: bank statements, insurance forms, pay stubs, cancelled checks, medical records, tax forms, personal files and anything with personal information that needs to be destroyed to avoid identity theft.

Donations will be $10.00 for each small box/bag up to 30 lbs, and $15.00 for each box/bag over 30 lbs. All proceeds will benefit St. Mary-St. Michael School.

Admission: FREE
St. Mary-St. Michael School, Derby
14 Seymour Avenue
Derby
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Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:00pm – 11:00pm

holloween ball

Sponsored by: familyhaunts and mustang sally's

Where: Mustang Sallies Saloon in Ansonia, CT
When: October 31st
  Doors open at 7pm
Admission charge is $30 this includes live music, food, and contests.  Anyone twelve and under admission is $15, no one under ten years of age will be allowed admission. Also discounted price for families of four or more.
For tickets please contact: familyhaunts1@yahoo.com or on Facebook at Family Haunts. Ansonia. CT

Admission: $30.00 adults $15.00
mustang sally's
north main street
Ansonia
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Fri Oct 31, 2014 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Preview Reception for The Celebration of American Crafts

Sponsored by: Creative Arts Workshop

A special preview night- free and open to the public. Members receive a 15% discount during the preview, and all opening weekend!

Admission: Free
Creative Arts Workshop
80 Audubon Street
New Haven
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Fri Oct 31 – Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:00am – 2:00pm

The Celebration of American Crafts

Sponsored by: Creative Arts Workshop

The Celebration of American Crafts is an annual exhibition and sale of fine, contemporary crafts sponsored by Creative Arts Workshop. The exhibition is held in CAW’s handsome two-story Hilles Gallery. Over 300 artists from across America are featured, representing the finest in glass, ceramics, jewelry, wearable and decorative fiber, handcrafted furniture and much more.

To maintain the high quality of the Celebration, the acceptance process is selective, with a limited number of exhibitors chosen to represent each medium. The Celebration attracts nearly 10,000 visitors from all over the Northeast.

All proceeds from the Celebration of American Crafts directly support the artists and CAW’s community programming.


Mon to Sat 11 - 6; Thursdays 11 - 8; Sundays 1 - 5
December 24, 11 - 2

Admission: Free
Creative Arts Workshop
80 Audubon Street
New Haven
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Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Three Mo’ Tenors

Sponsored by: Christian Community Action, Inc.

CCA is proud to present Three Mo’ Tenors, a classically-trained African American tenors group.  The proceeds will benefit CCA’s emergency and transitional housing programs and other services for families in crisis in New Haven.
Inspired by the famous Three Tenors (the late Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras), these three gentleman offer a repertoire of songs ranging from Broadway, pop and jazz to rock, soul and spirituals.  Be prepared to sing and clap along with them!  
To learn more about the Three Mo’ Tenors, hear samples of their work and see why they get standing ovations wherever they go, visit www.threemotenors.com.
“A lively and unexpectedly moving evening of music.” —Joy Goodwin, The New Yorker

Admission: $35, $45, $55 & $65
Shubert Theater
247 College Street
New Haven
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Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:00pm

Film Screening: “Belle”

Sponsored by: Yale Center for British Art

Film and discussion presented in conjunction with the Center’s exhibition “Figures of Empire: Slavery and Portraiture in Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Britain.”

Directed by Amma Asante (rated PG; 104 minutes, 35 mm)

Admission: Free
Whitney Humanities Center
53 Wall Street
New Haven
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Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:00am

Classic Book Discussion

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

Just in time for Halloween, we’re discussing “The Hound of the Baskervilles” by Arthur Conan-Doyle.
All are welcome.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:00pm

Connecticut Witch Trials :  Panic in the New World

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

Connecticut’s witch hunt was the first and most ferocious in New England, occurring almost fifty years before the infamous Salem witch trials. An award-winning journalist, playwright and poet, Cynthia Wolfe Boynton is a freelance writer whose background includes more than fifteen years as a regular correspondent for the New York Times.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:30pm

Staged Reading: “Iphigeneia at Aulis” by Euripides

Sponsored by: Yale Center for British Art

A reading of the Euripides play presented by Yale’s English, Classics, and Theater Studies departments and directed by Murray Biggs.

Admission: Free
Yale Center for British Art
1080 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Lunchtime Book Discussion: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

This novel is set in pre-Civil War South Carolina. It follows Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family and slave Hetty “Handful” Grimke, her handmaid. The story, which follows thirty-five years of their lives, was inspired by real-life historical figure, Sarah Grimke—feminist, suffragist, and abolitionist. It goes beyond the recorded history and explores the inner lives of all the characters, both real and imagined.

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

Registration is required.

Admission: Free
der
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:00pm

Step by Step Guide to Researching Your Family History

Sponsored by: James Blackstone Memorial Library

This presentation gives an overview of the process, resources and tools researchers use to discover their family histories. New researchers will learn how to get started, what information is available, how to find it and how to use it. More seasoned researchers will benefits from tips on search methods and helpful websites and databases.

Admission: FREE
James Blackstone Memorial Library
758 Main St. Branford, CT 06405
Branford
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Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Teren Movie Night (ages 12-17)

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

A newly released DVD will be shown.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration is requested.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:00pm

Movie Tuesdays

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

Call 203-783-3292 for details.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:00pm

“The Swimmer” film screening at Best Video

Sponsored by: Best Video Performance Space

Best Video Performance Space continues off its fall film series “Great Beach and Water Films” on Monday, Oct. 27, at 7 PM with “The Swimmer,” a 1968 movie starring Burt Lancaster. Admission is $7.

A little fun in the water can raise serious waves of issues. This poetry of cinema —  chosen from among Best Video owner Hank Paper’s all-time favorite films — will provide a raft of excitement, suspense and introspection, leading to optional discussions afterward.

In this unique movie filmed in New Canaan, CT, a charismatic and mysterious man, after a summer away, decides to swim in a succession of his neighbors’ pools that lead to his home, a succession that winds up telling his life story. Engaging poolside encounters with an interesting cast of characters lead to a shattering revelation in this film that, once seen, is never forgotten.

Space is limited so call (203) 287-9286 to reserve your ticket.

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

Admission: $7
Best Video Performance Space
1842 Whitney Ave.
Hamden
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Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Author Visit - Maria Bruscino Sanchez

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Author and bakery owner, Maria Bruscino Sanchez, will discuss her newest cookbook and share her journey from baking as a young girl with her family, to opening her own bakery in Waterbury, CT, to writing several cookbooks.

Books will be available to purchase.

Registration is requested.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Wine Tasting and Closing Event at Wellingtons

Sponsored by: Valley Goes Pink

Tickets are $50.00 and include heavy hors d’oeuvres and samplings. Kickoff guests can also return their wine bags at this event. Contact Real Estate Two at 203-926-1122 for tickets.

Admission: $50
Wellingtons
51 Huntington Ave.
Shelton
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Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:30pm

Understanding Social Security

Sponsored by: Valley United Way

The presenters for this session will be experts from the Social Security Administration. They will shares information about Social Security, the original source of guaranteed income for life. Participants will learn about how it can pay to delay, the little-understood effect of earned income on Social Security benefits and taxation.
The program is free, and a light meal will be served, but registration is required.

Admission: Free
Lavietes Conference Room at Valley United Way
54 Grove Street
Shelton
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Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:00pm

Reformation Sunday Concert

Sponsored by: Bethesda Music Series

Bach Cantata 107 and other works for choir and orchestra. Wyatt Smith and Lars Gjerde lead the Bethesda Choir and the choir of Spring Glen Church.

Admission: Freewill offering
Bethesda Lutheran Church
450 Whitney Avenue
New Haven
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Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:30am

Trail Day @ Quillinan

Sponsored by: CCT NEMBA/Thule Inc.

NEMBA Central Connecticut Chapter and Thule, Inc. are teaming up for a trail work day at the Quillinan Reservoir trails (Quillinan Block, Naugatuck State Forest), Sunday, October 26, 2014, 8:30 AM.

Thule will be providing lunch and we’ll be riding the trails afterwards.

Parking/lunch @ Thule, Inc. 42 Silvermine Rd., Seymour, CT.

Admission: Free
Quillinan Reservoir
Seymour

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Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:00am – 9:30am

Pancakes with Penguins

Sponsored by: Mystic Aquarium

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not make it even more so by spending it with penguins at Mystic Aquarium. On select dates (see below) in August, Sept, Oct, Nov and Dec., Mystic Aquarium’s beloved mascot “Petey the Penguin” wants you and your family to come to a very special Pancakes with Penguins breakfast. This fun event is the perfect way to kick-start your day and enjoy delicious and nutritious food and a very special by visit by South African Penguins.

Breakfast will be served buffet style from 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM., and includes pancakes, with assorted toppings, scrambled eggs, sausage, and various beverages. Tickets are $24.95 for adults and $20.95 for kids 10 years and under.

Aquarium admission is not included with Pancakes with Penguins ticket.  Reserve your table now or choose your seat when you arrive; capacity is limited so get your tickets online now!

Pancakes with Penguins dates are as follows:
Sunday, August 17th
Sunday, Sept. 14th
Sunday, Sept. 28th
Monday, Oct. 13th (Columbus Day)
Sunday, Oct. 26th
Saturday, Nov. 8th
Saturday, Nov. 22nd
Sunday, Dec. 21st

Admission: A; $24.95 C;$20.95
Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Boulevard
Mystic
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Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Arcadia

Sponsored by: Yale Rep

Amidst illicit passions and professional rivalries on an English country estate, a brilliant young pupil proposes a startling scientific theory well beyond her own comprehension. More than 200 years later, two academic adversaries try to piece together puzzling clues from the past in their quest for an elusive truth. Arcadia is an achingly romantic and heartbreakingly funny waltz of the mind and the body, dancing across centuries.

Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, the four-time Tony and Academy Award winning author of The Coast of Utopia, Rough Crossing (Yale Rep, 2008), and Shakespeare in Love, has been hailed as “the perfect blend of brains and emotion, wit and heartache” (The New York Times). Artistic Director James Bundy, whose Yale Rep credits include Hamlet, A Delicate Balance, and A Woman of No Importance, stages this new production of “the greatest play of our age” (The Independent).

Admission: Free
University Theatre
222 York Street
New Haven
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Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Spirits- An Evening at the Lay House

Sponsored by: Connecticut River Museum

Step into the past and feel the historic spirits at work at our second Evening at the Lay House. This evening’s program features spirit tastings, harvest foods, and fortune telling fun with Madame Hat.  The real Madame Hat was a popular Victorian fortune teller who stayed at the Lay House in the 1880s. The program will include vodka and hard apple cider tastings, traditional 18th and 19th century harvest food samples and live music by Dan Thompson.  In addition to the tasting, participants can connect with the other world through fun 19th-century games that tell your future and explore the supernatural.  Must be 21 or over, reservations required.

Program times are:  5:30 pm and 7:30 pm.

To purchase tickets, book online through the CRM Shop at Evening at the Lay House .

Special thanks to Silo Distilleries and Bob’s Centerbrook Package Store.

Admission: 24$, member discount
Connecticut River Museum (Lay House)
67 Main St.
Essex
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Sat Oct 25, 2014 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Arcadia

Sponsored by: Yale Rep

Amidst illicit passions and professional rivalries on an English country estate, a brilliant young pupil proposes a startling scientific theory well beyond her own comprehension. More than 200 years later, two academic adversaries try to piece together puzzling clues from the past in their quest for an elusive truth. Arcadia is an achingly romantic and heartbreakingly funny waltz of the mind and the body, dancing across centuries.

Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, the four-time Tony and Academy Award winning author of The Coast of Utopia, Rough Crossing (Yale Rep, 2008), and Shakespeare in Love, has been hailed as “the perfect blend of brains and emotion, wit and heartache” (The New York Times). Artistic Director James Bundy, whose Yale Rep credits include Hamlet, A Delicate Balance, and A Woman of No Importance, stages this new production of “the greatest play of our age” (The Independent).

Admission: Free
University Theatre
222 York Street
New Haven
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Sat Oct 25 – Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:00am – 4:00pm

PINK PUMPKINS!

Sponsored by: Jones Family Farms

Jones Farms Goes Pink – Jones Farms will sell pink bracelets and pink pumpkins from 11:00-4:00 PM daily throughout this “prime” weekend before Halloween. Jones Farms, 606 Walnut Tree Hill Rd. Shelton - www.jonesfamilyfarms.com.

Admission: Free
Jones Family Farms
606 Walnut Tree Hill Road
Shelton
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Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:00am

Fall Foliage Walk at Hammer and Sliney Preserves

Sponsored by: Branford Land Trust

Join the Nature Explorer Program on Saturday, October 25, 10:00 AM for this autumn walk. Enjoy the fall leaf colors on this walk and see partial remains of an icehouse on the Hammer property and the adjoining Sliney property, which was acquired by BLT in 2010. Walk leader Truman Sherk knows the history and botany of the property. Truman is a biologist who grew up in Branford and has been actively involved in the Branford Land Trust for many years. He is a former member of the Inland Wetlands Commission. It should be a fun and exciting walk for both youngsters and the adults!  (Rain date: October 26). Meet and park at the lot behind Jalapeno Heaven Restaurant (corner of North Main Street and Cherry Hill Road).

Admission: Free
Hammer Property
Corner of North Main Street and Cherry Hill Road
Branford
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Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:00am – 2:00pm

Passport Day

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

We’ll take care of all your passport needs, quickly, efficiently, and with a smile!  No reservations necessary.  Check www.milfordlibrary.org for details.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:00am – 1:00pm

The Friends of the Seymour Library Book & Bake Sale

Sponsored by: Friends of the Seymour Library

Vist the Friends of the Seymour Library Used Book Sale. Held every month on the last Saturday of the month (except holidays and July/August) in the library’s lower level with special deals ongoing.

Admission: Free
Seymour Library
46 Church St
Seymour
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Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:00am – 1:00pm

HARVEST FAIR for CHILDREN (Ages 4-11)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

Celebrate the fall season at the Derby Public Library’s annual Harvest Fair taking place in the Children’s Room of the Library.  The activities get underway at 10:30 AM with Perfect Pumpkins, a Science Snoopers program, geared for children ages 4-8.  Pumpkins are not just for Halloween.  Learn more about this interesting fruit during this fall-themed science program.  The Science Snoopers series are designed to introduce children to the natural world around them offering them an opportunity to explore the simplicity and complexity of science.  The class includes a short talk enhanced with hands-on material, props, an experiment, and a short story related to the theme followed by an art project.

Children of all ages up to and including 11 are welcome to join the fun with a visit from Sparkles the Clown from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 pm.  She will amaze everyone with her magic and balloon sculpting talents..  There will also be pumpkin decorating and fall-themed arts and crafts projects along with contests and refreshments.

NOTE: You only need to register if you are attending the Science Snoopers program.  The harvest fair itself and its activities including the clown visit, are held on a drop-in basis and require NO registration.

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Arcadia

Sponsored by: Yale Rep

Amidst illicit passions and professional rivalries on an English country estate, a brilliant young pupil proposes a startling scientific theory well beyond her own comprehension. More than 200 years later, two academic adversaries try to piece together puzzling clues from the past in their quest for an elusive truth. Arcadia is an achingly romantic and heartbreakingly funny waltz of the mind and the body, dancing across centuries.

Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, the four-time Tony and Academy Award winning author of The Coast of Utopia, Rough Crossing (Yale Rep, 2008), and Shakespeare in Love, has been hailed as “the perfect blend of brains and emotion, wit and heartache” (The New York Times). Artistic Director James Bundy, whose Yale Rep credits include Hamlet, A Delicate Balance, and A Woman of No Importance, stages this new production of “the greatest play of our age” (The Independent).

Admission: Free
University Theatre
222 York Street
New Haven
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Fri Oct 24 – Sun Nov 2, 2014 7:30pm – 2:00pm

The Wicked Witch of the West: Kansas or Bust! A New Musical

Sponsored by: Pantochino Productions

Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc. presents this new family musical by Bert Bernardi and Justin Rugg. “The Wicked Witch of the West: Kansas or Bust” is an imaginative and outlandish sequel to Dorothy’s journey in Oz.  The story begins in Kansas, where a lonely Dorothy longs for more colorful adventures. But when the Wicked Witch of the West appears in search of the Ruby Slippers and her broomstick, the ingenious and clever comedy begins. Soon, all the best loved Oz characters, including Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Glinda and more, are making their way through the dusty mid-west to help Dorothy triumph once more. Performances of “The Wicked Witch of the West: Kansas or Bust!” are Friday October 24 at 7:30pm, Saturday October 23 at 2 & 5:30pm, Sunday October 25 at 2pm, Saturday November 1at 2 & 5:30pm and Sunday November 2 at 2pm. Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Avenue South in Downtown Milford. All seats are $18.00 when purchased online, or $20.00 at the door. Visit www.pantochino.com for full details and online box office.

Admission: $18-20.
Milford Center for the Arts
40 Railroad Avenue in Downtown Milford
Milford
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Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Learn Word at the Seymour Library - Level Two

Sponsored by: CTWorks Career Coach

Learn Microsoft Word from the CTWorks Career Coach. The class is offered in 2 session; each building on the previous. Must be 18 years or older. Limited to 10 adults. Please register in person of by calling 203-888-3903.

Admission: Free
seymour Library
46 Church St
Seymour
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Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:00am – 12:00pm

Learn Word at the Seymour Library - Level One

Sponsored by: CTWorks Career Coach

Learn Microsoft Word from the CTWorks Career Coach. The class is offered in 2 sessions; each building on the previous. Must be 18 years or older. Limited to 10 adults. Please register in person or by calling 203-888-3903.

Admission: Free
Seymour Library
46 Church St
Seymour
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Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Arcadia

Sponsored by: Yale Rep

Amidst illicit passions and professional rivalries on an English country estate, a brilliant young pupil proposes a startling scientific theory well beyond her own comprehension. More than 200 years later, two academic adversaries try to piece together puzzling clues from the past in their quest for an elusive truth. Arcadia is an achingly romantic and heartbreakingly funny waltz of the mind and the body, dancing across centuries.

Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, the four-time Tony and Academy Award winning author of The Coast of Utopia, Rough Crossing (Yale Rep, 2008), and Shakespeare in Love, has been hailed as “the perfect blend of brains and emotion, wit and heartache” (The New York Times). Artistic Director James Bundy, whose Yale Rep credits include Hamlet, A Delicate Balance, and A Woman of No Importance, stages this new production of “the greatest play of our age” (The Independent).

Admission: Free
University Theatre
222 York Street
New Haven
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Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:30pm

“Offensive Vulgarity in an Age of Enlightenment”

Sponsored by: Yale Center for British Art & The Lewis Walpole Library

Lecture by Steven Bell, principal editorial cartoonist, The Guardian (UK).

Admission: Free
Yale Center for British Art
1080 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:30pm – 10:00pm

Doras Hope Annual “Celebrate Families” Gala

Sponsored by: Doras Hope Foundation

“Celebrate Families - Forties Style”

with Honorary Chairman Tony Orlando

$75 includes family style dinner and entertainment

Reservations and info: 203-525-2862 debi.sb@dorashope.org

RSVP Online: www.dorashope.org

Admission: $75
Aria Banquet Facility
45 Murphy Road - Rt 69
Prospect
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Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:00am

Alzheimers & Families

Sponsored by: Alzheimer's Association

For caregivers of people with any type of dementia. The four part series covers communication techniques, strategies for behavioral challenges, safety, caregiver health, plus financial and legal issues. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter. Next meetings held at 10:00am on: 10/30, 11/6, and 11/20.

Admission: FREE
James Blackstone Memorial Library
758 Main St. Branford, CT 06405
Branford
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Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Arcadia

Sponsored by: Yale Rep

Amidst illicit passions and professional rivalries on an English country estate, a brilliant young pupil proposes a startling scientific theory well beyond her own comprehension. More than 200 years later, two academic adversaries try to piece together puzzling clues from the past in their quest for an elusive truth. Arcadia is an achingly romantic and heartbreakingly funny waltz of the mind and the body, dancing across centuries.

Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, the four-time Tony and Academy Award winning author of The Coast of Utopia, Rough Crossing (Yale Rep, 2008), and Shakespeare in Love, has been hailed as “the perfect blend of brains and emotion, wit and heartache” (The New York Times). Artistic Director James Bundy, whose Yale Rep credits include Hamlet, A Delicate Balance, and A Woman of No Importance, stages this new production of “the greatest play of our age” (The Independent).

Admission: Free
University Theatre
222 York Street
New Haven
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Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Arcadia

Sponsored by: Yale Rep

Amidst illicit passions and professional rivalries on an English country estate, a brilliant young pupil proposes a startling scientific theory well beyond her own comprehension. More than 200 years later, two academic adversaries try to piece together puzzling clues from the past in their quest for an elusive truth. Arcadia is an achingly romantic and heartbreakingly funny waltz of the mind and the body, dancing across centuries.

Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, the four-time Tony and Academy Award winning author of The Coast of Utopia, Rough Crossing (Yale Rep, 2008), and Shakespeare in Love, has been hailed as “the perfect blend of brains and emotion, wit and heartache” (The New York Times). Artistic Director James Bundy, whose Yale Rep credits include Hamlet, A Delicate Balance, and A Woman of No Importance, stages this new production of “the greatest play of our age” (The Independent).

Admission: Free
University Theatre
222 York Street
New Haven
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Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:00pm

Basics of Truffle Making

Sponsored by: Blackstone Memorial Library

Learn the “Basics of Truffle Making” with Maria Brandriff, the assistant director of Cheshire Public Library. She is also a chocolatier who studied chocolate making in Provance, France.
Registration required. See library web site.

Admission: Free
Blackstone Memorial Library
758 Main St.
Branford
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Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:00pm

Basics of Truffle Making

Sponsored by: James Blackstone Memorial Library

What could be better on a fall day than indulging in some rich satisfying chocolate? Learning to make your own chocolate truffles could definitely top that! Chocolatier Maria Brandriff will teach you all you need to know just in time to make your own Halloween treats! Registration required. Visit blackstonelibrary.org or call 203-488 x 1441. Free & open to the public.

Admission: FREE
James Blackstone Memorial Library
758 Main St. Branford, CT 06405
Branford
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Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:00pm

Beginning Word Processing

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

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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Tue Oct 21 – Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:00pm

THE MASTER AND MARGARITA directed by Sara Holdren

Sponsored by: Yale School of Drama

Directed by Sara Holdren
From the Novel by Mikhail Bulgakov
Adapted by Edward Kemp
Oct 21-25 at 8PM, Oct 25 at 2PM.

In Soviet Moscow a nameless writer is persecuted for his play about Pontius Pilate and Jesus Christ. His lover makes a bargain with the Devil to save him. The Prince of Shadows arrives in the city accompanied by a witch, a deadly assassin, and an enormous talking cat, and this diabolical retinue soon wreaks havoc.  Mikhail Bulgakov’s epic and compassionate tale sweeps from ancient Judea to Stalinist Russia to the moment of the apocalypse, testing the power of love, faith, and forgiveness to transform a broken contemporary world.

Admission: $10-25
Iseman Theatre
1156 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Arcadia

Sponsored by: Yale Rep

Amidst illicit passions and professional rivalries on an English country estate, a brilliant young pupil proposes a startling scientific theory well beyond her own comprehension. More than 200 years later, two academic adversaries try to piece together puzzling clues from the past in their quest for an elusive truth. Arcadia is an achingly romantic and heartbreakingly funny waltz of the mind and the body, dancing across centuries.

Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, the four-time Tony and Academy Award winning author of The Coast of Utopia, Rough Crossing (Yale Rep, 2008), and Shakespeare in Love, has been hailed as “the perfect blend of brains and emotion, wit and heartache” (The New York Times). Artistic Director James Bundy, whose Yale Rep credits include Hamlet, A Delicate Balance, and A Woman of No Importance, stages this new production of “the greatest play of our age” (The Independent).

Admission: Free
University Theatre
222 York Street
New Haven
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Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:00pm

Homebuyer’s Program

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

All you’ll need to know to complete the deal, including how to choose a real estate agent, home financing options, and much more!
Free.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:00pm

Evening Book Discussion

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

This month we’re discussing “Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Janice Ford.
All are welcome.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:30pm – 7:30pm

TWEEN TUESDAYS (Ages 10-12)- Halloween 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 Tween Tuesdays program for 10-12-year-olds continues at the Derby Public Library where tweens will have an opportunity to use their creative talents with several craft projects. All materials will be supplied and there is no fee to attend. This month join us for a Halloween-themed program in which you will make some sweet treats!!

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:45pm – 4:30pm

AFTER-SCHOOL HALLOWEEN PROGRAM (K-4th Grade)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

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

Children in kindergarten through 4th grade are invited to a Halloween program at the Derby Public Library.  There will be a scavenger hunt, an arts and craft project and, of course, Halloween treats!

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:00pm

Movie Tuesdays

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

Call 203-783-3292 for details.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:30pm – 3:00pm

The Friends of the Seymour Library Books discussion

Sponsored by: Friends of the Seymour Library

The Friends of the Seymour Library Book Discussion will meet to talk about the book “The airmen and the Headhunters” by Judith M. Heimann. Copies are available at the circulation desk. For more information call (203) 888-3903.

Admission: Free
Seymour Library
46 Church St
Seymour
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Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:00pm

“Deliverance” film screening at Best Video

Sponsored by: Best Video Performance Space

Best Video Performance Space continues off its fall film series “Great Beach and Water Films” on Monday, Oct. 20, at 7 PM with “Deliverance,” a 1972 movie starring burt Reynolds. Admission is $7.

A little fun in the water can raise serious waves of issues. This poetry of cinema —  chosen from among Best Video owner Hank Paper’s all-time favorite films — will provide a raft of excitement, suspense and introspection, leading to optional discussions afterward.

In director John Boorman’s stunning man vs. nature adventure, four “weekend warriors” (Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox), set off on a fun-filled white water rafting escapade down a mystery-laden Georgia river that turns into a white knuckle wilderness of terror, putting them all on the knife edge of survival. Adapted by James Dickey from his novel and nominated for three Oscars, including Best Picture, this film draws us in with the force of a raging current - an unforgettable piece of film-making that made Burt Reynolds the world’s leading box office star overnight.

Space is limited so call (203) 287-9286 to reserve your ticket.

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

Admission: $7
Best Video Performance Space
1842 Whitney Ave.
Hamden
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Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:00pm

VIVA Italy: a musical tour with Vincenzo Boscarino

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

Vincenzo Boscarino takes us through every region of Italy, singing songs of the region, talking about the history, the food and the culture.  An entertaining, enjoyable evening!
Free
Generously funded by the Friends of Milford Library

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:30pm – 7:30pm

A Tribute to Irving Berlin

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Singer and actress, Patty Carver, will share stories and songs in celebration of one of the greatest American songwriters of all time.  From Alexander’s Ragtime Band to Always, from This is the Army to There’s No Business Like Show Business, Berlin’s music with its memorable melodies, unbridled emotion and timeless lyrics is uniquely American and will continue to be sung by many generations to come.

Patty has performed in New York, Los Angeles, and London.  She has written over thirty original musicals for audiences that have been produced for national tours and New York productions.

Registration is requested.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:30pm

Retirement Income Planning

Sponsored by: Valley United Way

This session of Valley United Way’s Financial Education Series sponsored by Pitney Bowes will prepare you for the steps to take to create an income strategy such as setting retirement goals, identifying expenses and reviewing all guaranteed sources of income, as well as learning how to manage retirement risks.
Experts from the Barnum Financial Group, an Office of MetLife will be the presenters for this session.
The program is free, and a light meal will be served, but registration is required.

Admission: Free
Lavietes Conference Room at Valley United Way
54 Grove Street
Shelton
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