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
aisaacs@newhavensymphony.org

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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Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:30pm

Biography Book Discussion

Sponsored by: Written Words Books & Gifts

We will be discussing “The Secret Rooms” by Catherine Bailey, which is available at a special book club discount of 15% at Written Words Books & Gifts from now until the date of discussion.

Admission: Free
Written Words Books & Gifts
482 River Road
Shelton
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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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Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:00pm – 3:00pm

CT Works Career Coach-  Create a Great Resume

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

PARTICIPANTS MUST ATTEND THE FULL SESSION.

These classes are free and open to the public.  The CT Works Career Coach is a project of The Workplace, Inc. operated by Career Resources.

Registration is requested but walk-ins are welcomed on a first come first served basis.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:00am – 12:00pm

CT Works Career Coach-  Create a Great Resume

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

PARTICIPANTS MUST ATTEND THE FULL SESSION.

These classes are free and open to the public.  The CT Works Career Coach is a project of The Workplace, Inc. operated by Career Resources.

Registration is requested but walk-ins are welcomed on a first come first served basis.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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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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Sun Dec 7, 2014 10:00am – 4:00pm

Arts & Culture Festival: Holiday Craft Fair

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

Arts & Culture Festival at the JCC is a series of art, music and author events in October - December.
http://www.jccnh.org/arts-culture-festival

JCC Holiday Craft Fair
Complete your holiday shopping with gifts, accessories, Home Décor, pottery, jewelry, and more from more than 60 local artisans! Babysitting available. Edge of the Woods café open. Free and open to the public.

Admission: Free
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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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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Tue Dec 2 – Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Local History Information Sessions

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

The Library’s Local History coordinator will be available in the Local History Room to answer questions and assist visitors in exploring the numerous local history resources available at the Library. 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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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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Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:00am – 6:00pm

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 before 7am- 9pm and aftercare available 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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Sun Nov 23, 2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm

A&C Fest: Diane Cypkin, A Tribute to the Star of Yiddish Theater: Molly Picon

Sponsored by: Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven

Arts & Culture Festival at the JCC is a series of art, music and author events in November - December.
http://www.jccnh.org/arts-culture-festival

Diane Cypkin, A Tribute to the Star of Yiddish Theater: Molly Picon
Diane Cypkin presents a lecture/concert celebrating the star of Yiddish Theater, Molly Picon.
Co-sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven.
http://jewishnewhaven.org/events/arts-culture-festival-2014-diane-cypkin-a-tribute-to-yiddish-theater

Ruth Gross, ruthg@jccnh.org, 203-387-2522-

Admission: $6
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:00am – 4:00pm

Shoreline ArtsTrail Open Studios Weekend

Sponsored by: Shoreline ArtsTrail

Shoreline ArtsTrail: What are you doing THIS weekend?

What are you doing the weekend of November 22 and 23? Visit the private studios of 42 local artists during the Shoreline Arts Trails 2014 Open Studios Weekend, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm along the Connecticut Shoreline.

Artists from Branford, Guilford, and Madison participate in this juried, two-day event, presenting works in cut paper, fiber, found objects, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, paint, photography, pottery, print making, sculpture, textiles and more. Open Studios Weekend is free and open to the public, and there’s something for everyone!

•  Make it a family event!
•  Enjoy a couple’s weekend!
•  Plan a girls’ get-away
•  Meet-up with other arts enthusiasts!
•  Start your holiday shopping!

The Shoreline ArtsTrail’s Open Studios Weekend is presented in collaboration with Guilford Art Center, and supported by local sponsors including Branford’s HOME, Luckey ReDo, Tommy Sullivans, and Words by Jen; Guilford’s Mix Design Store; and Madison’s Friends & Company, Tidewater Inn, and Wall Street Gallery.

Enhancing the weekend’s experience are local Lodge and Dine Partners offering special deals for ArtsTrail visitors. Enjoy a free glass of wine with purchase at HOME (Branford). Get discounts off meals at Bualina (Guilford), Friends and Company (Madison), La Rosticceria (Guilford) and Tommy Sullivans (Branford). Treat yourself to an overnight stay at the Kelsey House Bed & Breakfast (Branford) or Tidewater Inn Madison) at discounted rates, or have one of your purchases framed at Wall Street Gallery for 20% off. All you have to do is show your ArtsTrail map! (Check out the Shoreline ArtsTrail website for more details.)

Now in its 13th year, the Shoreline ArtsTrail and Open Studios Weekend is a great way explore the shoreline’s arts community. Enjoy refreshments while you watch demonstrations and ask questions, meet the artists one-on-one and explore their studios, see new and amazing art, get a head start on your holiday shopping and much more. So, save the date and make it a weekend event with your friends or family!

During Open Studios Weekend, the colorful “Open Studio” signs point you to all of these artists and studios. For specific locations and more information about events, discount offers and participating artists, pick up a copy of the Shoreline ArtsTrail map, available in libraries, town halls, Connecticut welcome centers, and visitors’ centers in Branford, Guilford and Madison, as well as at the Guilford Art Center and the various studios. Contact Martha Link Walsh at (203) 481-3505 or visit www.shorelineartstrail.com, and its companion blog or Facebook page, for more information.

Admission: Free
Shoreline artists' studios
Branford, Guilford, Madison

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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 10:00am – 4:00pm

Shoreline ArtsTrail Open Studios Weekend

Sponsored by: Shoreline Arts Trail

Shoreline ArtsTrail: What are you doing THIS weekend?

What are you doing the weekend of November 22 and 23? Visit the private studios of 42 local artists during the Shoreline Arts Trails 2014 Open Studios Weekend, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm along the Connecticut Shoreline.

Artists from Branford, Guilford, and Madison participate in this juried, two-day event, presenting works in cut paper, fiber, found objects, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, paint, photography, pottery, print making, sculpture, textiles and more. Open Studios Weekend is free and open to the public, and there’s something for everyone!

•   Make it a family event!
•   Enjoy a couple’s weekend!
•   Plan a girls’ get-away
•   Meet-up with other arts enthusiasts!
•   Start your holiday shopping!

The Shoreline ArtsTrail’s Open Studios Weekend is presented in collaboration with Guilford Art Center, and supported by local sponsors including Branford’s HOME, Luckey ReDo, Tommy Sullivans, and Words by Jen; Guilford’s Mix Design Store; and Madison’s Friends & Company, Tidewater Inn, and Wall Street Gallery.

Enhancing the weekend’s experience are local Lodge and Dine Partners offering special deals for ArtsTrail visitors. Enjoy a free glass of wine with purchase at HOME (Branford). Get discounts off meals at Bualina (Guilford), Friends and Company (Madison), La Rosticceria (Guilford) and Tommy Sullivans (Branford). Treat yourself to an overnight stay at the Kelsey House Bed & Breakfast (Branford) or Tidewater Inn Madison) at discounted rates, or have one of your purchases framed at Wall Street Gallery for 20% off. All you have to do is show your ArtsTrail map! (Check out the Shoreline ArtsTrail website for more details.)

Now in its 13th year, the Shoreline ArtsTrail and Open Studios Weekend is a great way explore the shoreline’s arts community. Enjoy refreshments while you watch demonstrations and ask questions, meet the artists one-on-one and explore their studios, see new and amazing art, get a head start on your holiday shopping and much more. So, save the date and make it a weekend event with your friends or family!

During Open Studios Weekend, the colorful “Open Studio” signs point you to all of these artists and studios. For specific locations and more information about events, discount offers and participating artists, pick up a copy of the Shoreline ArtsTrail map, available in libraries, town halls, Connecticut welcome centers, and visitors’ centers in Branford, Guilford and Madison, as well as at the Guilford Art Center and the various studios. Contact Martha Link Walsh at (203) 481-3505 or visit www.shorelineartstrail.com, and its companion blog or Facebook page, for more information.

Admission: Free
Shoreline artists' studios
Branford, Guilford, Madison

Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:00am – 3:00pm

Snowflake Fair

Sponsored by: Seymour Congregational Church

26th Annual Snowflake Fair, Seymour Congregational Church, Seymour, CT. 28 craft & specialty vendors (all sold out!); basket, wreath, tree and quilt raffles; boutique, Christmas Treasures & gifts room, baked goods table, kids craft area, breakfast & lunch served. Donations gratefully accepted at the door 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 9:00am – 3:00pm

Seymour Middle School 13th Annual Turkey Drive

Sponsored by: Seymour Middle School Students and Staff

Help Us Help Others!
In order to promote good citizenship and volunteerism, Seymour Middle School Grade 8 students will be holding our 13th annual Turkey Drive on Saturday, November 22, 2014.
Students and staff will be collecting donated frozen turkeys from 9 AM to 3 PM at Seymour Middle School, 211 Mountain Road and Chatfield-LoPresti School, 51 Skokorat Street, Seymour. Turkeys will be donated to Seymour School District families, the Seymour-Oxford Food Bank and Spooner House. Thank you for your support and generosity! Happy Thanksgiving!

Admission: Free
Seymour Middle School 211 Mountain Road and 51 Skokorat Street Seymour
Seymour Middle School 211 Mountain Road and 51 Skokorat Street Seymour
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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Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:00pm

Annie at Seymour HS

Sponsored by: Seymour High School

Annie, the beloved musical, is being staged by the students of Seymour High School.
$5 students
$10 adults

Admission: See Above
Seymour High School
2 botsford road
Seymour
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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
aisaacs@newhavensymphony.org

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 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Keeping Relationships Healthy, Sexy and Fun

Sponsored by: Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven

Women’s Network and Rachel A. Sussman, LCSW engage in a dynamic conversation over wine and dinner about strengthening relationships and communication.

Register: Enid Groves, egroves@jewishnewhaven.org, (203) 387-2424.

Admission: $36
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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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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Admission: $5 Donation
The Inn at Villa Bianca
312 Roosevelt Drive
Seymour
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Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:00pm

Young at Heart Bell and Chime Choir

Sponsored by: Young at Heart Bell and Chime Choir

Under the direction of Rev. Jim and Marilyn Marshall from the Black Rock Congregational Church in Fairfield, 30 seniors from many surrounding towns and churches will present a program of holiday music.  Free and open to the public.  No reservations necessary.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Thu Nov 20 – Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:59am – 12:59pm

Holiday Bazaar at Trinity on the Green

Sponsored by: Trinity Episcopal Church on the Green

Always the weekend before Thanksgiving, Trinity on the Green’s annual HOLIDAY BAZAAR features handmade decorations, knitted items, baked goods, a tag sale and a silent auction. Opening at 12:00 noon on Thursday, Nov. 20 and closing at 1 PM on Sunday, Nov. 23.
Contact: Peggy Bekeny at 203.624.3101 or by email at: officeassistant@trinitynewhaven.org

Admission: FREE
Trinity Episcopal Church on the Green, New Haven
Chapel Street at Temple Street
New Haven
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Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:00am

Create Your Future with American JobCenter Seminar

Sponsored by: American JobCenter

The workshop is free and all are invited to attend.  For more information call 203.783.3292

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:00pm

From Hula Hoops to High Fashion: G. Fox Co. in the 1950s

Sponsored by: CT Historical Society

Free and open to the public.  No reservations necessary.  It’s time to revisit G. Fox Co., where the customer was always right! Bring your memories along with your favorite purchases. We’ll have some tables for display of G. Fox Co. treasures and time for you to share a favorite G. Fox Co. story

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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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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Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:00am – 12:00pm

A&C Fest: Author Judith Frank, All I Love and Know

Sponsored by: Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven

Arts & Culture Festival at the JCC is a series of art, music and author events in November - December. Location, unless otherwise listed: 360, Amity Rd., Woodbridge, CT 06525. Contact, unless otherwise stated: Ruth Gross, ruthg@jccnh.org, 203-387-2522.
http://www.jccnh.org/arts-culture-festival

Author Judith Frank, All I Love and Know
A searing drama of a modern American family on the brink of dissolution, one that explores adoption, gay marriage, and love lost and found.
Suggested Donation: $6
Sponsored by Women’s Philanthropy, Jewish Federation
http://jewishnewhaven.org/events/arts—culture-festival-2014—-judith-frank

Admission: $6
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:30pm

GMO OMG !

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

Connecticut was the first state to pass a labeling bill for GMO foods. This film shows why it was necessary. Members from Connecticut Families against Chemical Trespassing (ConnFACT), formerly GMO Free CT, will be present to discuss the film afterwards. 

This program is free and open to the public.  No reservations are required.  For more information, please call 203.783.3307 or email nabbey@ci.milford.ct.us.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:00pm

Affordable Care Act

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

The Affordable Care Act – also known as Obamacare – is starting its second year, and registration begins November 15.  For many people, the details of this law remain a mystery.
  The Milford Public Library will be hosting an information session on Monday, November 17 at 2 p.m. to explain some of the details.  This presentation will be led by Trish Pearson, principle at Trish Pearson Insurance Services, LLC.
Free and open to the public.  No reservations necessary.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Global Day of Jewish Learning: Noah’s Bed with PJ Library (Ages 3-8)

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

Arts & Culture Festival at the JCC is a series of art, music and author events in November - December.
http://www.jccnh.org/arts-culture-festival

Global Day of Jewish Learning: Noah’s Bed with PJ Library (Ages 3-8)
This year’s Global Day of Jewish Learning revolves around the theme of courage. Join PJ Library as we learn about play, learn and grow with Noah’s Bed by Lis and Jim Coplestone. Noah’s Bed is an enchanting retelling of the Ark tale and a little boy’s courage.

Contact: Laura Ross, laurar@jccnh.org, 203-387-2522
http://jewishnewhaven.org/events/noahs-bed-with-pj-library

Admission: Free
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:30am – 11:30am

Global Day of Jewish Learning: Author Naomi Schaefer Riley, Got Religion?

Sponsored by: Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven

Arts & Culture Festival at the JCC is a series of art, music and author events in November - December.
http://www.jccnh.org/arts-culture-festival

Global Day of Jewish Learning: Author Naomi Schaefer Riley, Got Religion?
Got Religion? How Churches, Mosques and Synagogues can Bring Young People Back
Examines the reasons for the defection and how the solutions for one religious group can be adapted to work for another.
Sponsored by Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation
http://jewishnewhaven.org/events/arts—culture-festival-2014—-naomi-schaefer-riley

Ruth Gross, ruthg@jccnh.org, 203-387-2522

Admission: Free
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:00pm

Forgot to Laugh: Sideshow and Animation Festival

Sponsored by: Agoo Art, LLC

The 8th annual Forgot to Laugh: Sideshow and Animation Festival! Performances by: Betty Bloomerz (sword swallower), ChrisTopher Polack (emcee), Eric Girardi (yoyo’s/juggler), Magic Moron (comic magician), Miss Ekaterina (contortionist), Vanil LaFrappe + Vivienne LaFlamme (burlesque) and Wacky Chad (crazy circus stunts)! Animations by: Al Cox, Bill Plympton, Billy Blob, Cliff Galbraith, Corky Quakenbush, Eric Henry, Happy Tree Friends, Karl Ackermann, Dan Meth, Morgan Miller, Philip Eddolls, Rebecca Parham, Shane Acker, Wally Chung and many more!

Admission: $15
The Outer Space
295 Treadwell Street
Hamden
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Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:30pm – 5:00pm

Human Powered Submarines- The Turtle to Jesse III

Sponsored by: Connecticut River Museum

This program celebrates the legacy of David Bushnell’s Turtle. Come for an afternoon exploring the story of human powered submarines with Fred Frese, Roy Manstan and Gretchen Bushnell. After a short program, Old Saybrook High School students will have their one-man sub Jesse III on view and talk about their experiences designing, building and operating the sub.  The students in the OSHS submarine program are involved in all aspects of the engineering and operations of this human powered sub, including testing the sub at the Bethesda MD naval testing facility against subs from around the world.

Admission: free w/admission(9$)
Connecticut River Museum
67 Main St.
Essex
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Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:30pm – 1:30pm

LEGO TIME (Ages 4-11)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

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

The Derby Public Library invites children ages 4-11 to use their creative talents and stir their imaginations during Lego Time. All levels of building skills are welcome to come by for 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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Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:00am

AMERICAN GIRL THANKSGIVING (Ages 6-10)

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.

Step back in time with Samantha, Felicity, Kirsten, Josefina, Molly, and Kaya during an American Girl Thanksgiving for ages 6-10.  Period costumes and backdrops set the stage for this holiday program which explores each girl’s way of life as she would prepare for Thanksgiving including making butter, washing clothes, and more.  Join in the festivities of a time gone by.

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:00am – 2:00pm

Ansonia High School PTSO Craft and Vendor Fair

Sponsored by: Ansonia High School PTSO

Craft and Vendor fair to benefit post prom and other PTSO events for the students.  if you are interested in a table please email ahsptso@yahoo.com or complete the attached form.

Admission: Free
Ansonia High School
20 Pulaski Highway
Ansonia
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Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:00pm

Olive Tiger at Best Video Performance Space

Sponsored by: Best Video Performance Space

Olive Tiger plays the Best Video Performance Space on Thursday, Nov. 14. The music starts at 8 PM and the cover is $5.

In early 2013, Olive Tiger emerged blinking from the ashes of Tallahassee-based gypsy folk group Two Live Tigers, when all members of said group found themselves in different corners of the USA.

Confused and lonesome, Olive returned to her home state of CT and was promptly buried under three feet of snow. The resulting insanity gave birth to a new direction for Olive Tiger, combining her gypsy folk roots with, rock, classical, & pop, creating an experimental expanse of sound linking influences from Andrew Bird, St. Vincent, tUnE-yArDs, and Joanna Newsom.

Combining cello, guitar, and voice, (frequently with a loop pedal), Olive currently sails to new territories while working on her debut album.  Olive Tiger performs in a variety of configurations from solo to full-band setup, featuring Jesse Newman on violin and Dane Scozzari on drums.

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 Nov 14, 2014 1:00pm – 3:00pm

CT Works Career Coach- Job Search Assistance

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Learn where to look for jobs, how to get the job you wants, and how to search for jobs on the internet.

These classes are free and open to the public.  The CT Works Career Coach is a project of The Workplace, Inc. operated by Career Resources.

Registration is requested but walk-ins are welcomed on a first come first served basis.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:00am – 12:00pm

CT Works Career Coach- Job Search Assistance

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Learn where to look for jobs, how to get the job you wants, and how to search for jobs on the internet.

These classes are free and open to the public.  The CT Works Career Coach is a project of The Workplace, Inc. operated by Career Resources.

Registration is requested but walk-ins are welcomed on a first come first served basis.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:00am – 6:00pm

Burnt Bakery’s First Birthday

Sponsored by: Burnt Bakery

Come celebrate our first birthday! We’ll be having specials all day!

Admission: Free
Burnt Bakery
214 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:00pm

Frank Critelli, Jay Prince live at Best Video

Sponsored by: Best Video Performance Space

Singer-songwriters Frank Critelli and Jay Prince play the Best Video Performance Space on Thursday, Nov. 13. The music starts at 8 PM and the cover is $5.

Frank Critelli writes songs. He dabbles in haiku and other short poetry. Sometimes he writes other stuff too. Like postcards. His songs are available on compact disc and for download at Independisc Music Club and other places like CD Baby. You can read more about his music at his website frankcritelli.net.

Frank Critelli often performs live. Sometimes he performs solo, and sometimes he is accompanied by one or more musical co-conspirators. Over the years he’s played in streets and subways, coffeehouses, classrooms, barrooms, clubs, colleges, festivals, theaters, and (most recently) in his kitchen.

Jay Prince is a singer/songwriter from the New Haven area of CT. He grew up in a household steeped in music, and says “there was always music on…my heroes have always been musicians, specifically songwriters.” Raised on various forms of American roots music: rock and roll, southern rock, blues, and country (and later punk rock and hardcore), the template was set for what would later become his distinctive style of American folk music. Influences can, at times, be broad, but easily narrowed down to early Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Tom Waits, Elliott Smith, Willie Nelson and Leonard Cohen.

He has shared the stage with such acts as Those Darlins’, Murder By Death, David Dondero, and Grant Hart (Husker Du). His debut EP, “Love Is a Storm and a Bottomless Well,” was released Jan 10th, 2014.

Best Video Performance Space is located at 184 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Phone (203) 287-9286.

Admission: $5
Best Video Performance Space
1842 Whitney Ave.
Hamden
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Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:00pm – 8:00pm

A&C Fest: Author Tova Mirvis, Visible City

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

Arts & Culture Festival at the JCC is a series of art, music and author events in November - December.
http://www.jccnh.org/arts-culture-festival

Author Tova Mirvis, Visible City
Fiction lovers event! Gather your book group and join national bestselling author of The Ladies Auxiliary, as she shares her most recent novel, Visible City about those all-important forks in the intersecting paths of three Jewish couples living in a glass apartment tower. Coffee and Dessert provided.

http://jewishnewhaven.org/events/arts—culture-festival-2014—-tova-mirvis

Contact: Ruth Gross, ruthg@jccnh.org, 203-387-2522.

Admission: $6
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Richard Knoll’s Retirement Party

Sponsored by: TEAM, Inc.

Call TEAM for tickets 203.736-5420

Admission: $30
Grassy Hill Country Club
441 Clark Lane
Orange
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Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Holiday Prep Class: Hanukkah

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

Need a crash course or a refresher in the fundamentals of celebrating the Jewish holidays? Is it your first time hosting/practicing the holidays in your home? JCC’s Holiday Prep Classes provide a space to learn about the holidays, and how to tailor the ritual to fit your family’s needs. No sitter? No problem! Babysitting is available from 5pm-7:30pm at a discounted rate for attendees.

RSVP: Laura Ross, laurar@jccnh.org, 203-387-2522

Admission: Free
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Thu Nov 13, 2014 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 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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Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Ansonia High School PTSO Craft and Vendor Fair

Sponsored by: Ansonia High School PTSO

Craft and vendor fair to benefit the post prom and other PTSO events for the students.  If you are interested in a table please email ahsptso@yahoo.com for more information or use the form attached.

Admission: Free
Ansonia High School
20 Pulaski Highway
Ansonia
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Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:00pm

Family CPR

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

Learn to recognize the signs of heart attack and cardiac arrest.  Julie O’Connell, from Tri-Balance Health, will lead this workshop.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:30pm

‘Fear and What Follows’: Reading and Talk with Author Tim Parrish

Sponsored by: Southern Connecticut State University

Reading and Book Discussion: “Fear and What Follows: The Violent Education of a Christian Racist: A Memoir” by Tim Parrish

“Fear and What Follows” is a riveting, unflinching account of the author’s spiral into racist violence during the latter years of desegregation in 1960s and 1970s Baton Rouge. It is an unparalleled story of the complex roots of Southern, urban, working-class racism and white flight, as well as a story of family, love, and the possibility of redemption. About the memoir, author and editor Michael Griffith writes, “This might be a controversial book, in the best way-controversial because it speaks to real and intractable problems and speaks to them with rare bluntness.” A Booklist starred review says, “This is one of those books that, once read, is never forgotten.”

Parrish teaches in the MFA and undergraduate creative-writing programs at SCSU. He is the author of the story collection, “Red Stick Men,” the novel, “The Jumper” (winner of Texas Review Press’s 2012 George Garrett Prize for Fiction), and “Fear and What Follows,” First Honorable Mention in the Louisiana Library Association’s 2014 Literary Awards. His work has been anthologized in Alive and Awake in the Pelican State (LSU Press), Best of LSU Fiction (Southern Review Press), Rules of Thumb (Writers’ Digest Press) and elsewhere. He is the recipient of a Gerald A. Freund Grant-in-Aid from the Whiting Foundation, a Sewanee Writers’ Conference Walter Dakin Fellowship, and two Connecticut Artists’ Grants.

Admission: Free
John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts
501 Crescent St.
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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Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:00am – 6:00pm

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 8am-4pm. With aftercare available 4pm-6pm. Kosher morning and afternoon snack provided.

Contact: Kari McInerney, karim@jccnh.org, 203-387-2522

Admission: Free
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:00pm

Investing 101

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

Invest in knowledge and become financially savvy with Jonathan Dibble’s
“Savings and Investment 101.”  Learn about the basics of good saving and
investments.  Dibble will cover the various types of investments, compound interest, inflation,
taxes and fees.  He will give an overview of historical stock and bond performance.
 
  Jonathan Dibble is a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley in the New York/
Connecticut Complex.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Sun Nov 9, 2014 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Arts & Culture Festival: Irving Fine Centennial Concert

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

Arts & Culture Festival at the JCC is a series of art, music and author events in November - December.
http://www.jccnh.org/arts-culture-festival

Irving Fine Centennial Concert
Sunday, November 9, 4 PM
Performed by Irving Fine’s daughter, Emily Fine, and Friends.

Contact: Ruth Gross, ruthg@jccnh.org, 203-387-2522.

Admission: Free
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Sun Nov 9, 2014 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Hamden Symphony Orchestra - An Out of This World Odyssey

Sponsored by: Hamden Symphony Orchestra

Hamden Symphony Orchestra opens it’s 53rd season with “An Out Of This World Odyssey”. This musical international and interstellar voyage will conclude with John William’s legendary score to the motion picture E.T.  This performance will feature cellist Thirzah Bendokas, who will perform two selections with the orchestra.

Admission: $10 Sugg. Donation
Hamden Memorial Town Hall
2732 Whitney Avenue
Hamden
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Sun Nov 9, 2014 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Victorian Tea

Sponsored by: Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will host its annual Victorian Tea on November 9th at 2 p.m. The event chaired by LMMM Trustee Marianne Howatson will feature a talk by Carol Wallace co-author of the highly acclaimed book To Marry an English Lord.

“This iconic mansion is the ideal venue for a formal tea and a talk that will entertain and delight guests of all ages,” said LMMM Trustee and event chair Marianne Howatson. “This event will offer a memorable experience to families and friends who wish to spend a lavishly pampered, exquisite afternoon together, while supporting a National Historic Landmark.” 

When Julian Fellowes was approached to create the now world-acclaimed TV series Downton Abbey, he was reading Gail MacColl and Carol McD. Wallace’s book, which he called “a marvelous and entertaining study of the American girls who came over to England, mostly between 1890 and 1914, to marry into the British aristocracy.” To Marry an English Lord, which was first published in 1989 and has been reissued for Downton Abbey fans, explores both the glamour and the misfortune that greeted some 100+ newly minted American heiresses who, having been snubbed by the Social Register, invaded Great Britain to swap dollars for titles.

Carol Wallace has collected photographs and anecdotes into a lively and gossipy talk and PowerPoint presentation, which will be given during the Mansion’s annual event. The talk will be accompanied by a traditional tea and feature a wide selection of desserts, sandwiches, scones and cream, and more.

The event is generously sponsored by Cottages & Gardens Publications, AT&T, Aitoro Appliances, King Industries, Bankwell and Bigelow Tea. The Museum’s 2014 cultural and educational programs are made possible in part by generous funding from LMMM’s Founding Patrons, the Estate of Mrs. Cynthia Clark Brown; The Museum’s Distinguished Benefactors, Klaff’s, The Xerox Foundation, and The Maurice Goodman Foundation;  LMMM Sustainers: Spinnaker Real Estate Partners. 

Tickets for the Tea are $35 for members and $45 for non-members.  Proceeds will go to support the Museum and its artistic, cultural and educational programs.  For Victorian Tea reservations please contact: info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com or 203-838-9799 ext. 4. The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a National Historic Landmark. Tours are offered Wednesdays through Sundays, at Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for children. Children under 8 are admitted free. For more information, visit www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com, e-mail info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com, or call 203-838-9799.

Admission: $35/member $40/non
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
295 West Avenue
Norwalk
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Sun Nov 9, 2014 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Open House: Yeladim Early Learning Center

Sponsored by: Yeladim Early Learning Center

Still enrolling for 2014-2015 preschool and kindergarten. Plan for Fall 2015 with a tour of our dynamic hands on learning environment for children ages 3 months to kindergarten.

Admission: Free
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Sun Nov 9, 2014 10:30am – 11:30am

A&C Fest: Author Tracy Newman, Shabbat is Coming!

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

Arts & Culture Festival at the JCC is a series of art, music and author events in November - December.
http://www.jccnh.org/arts-culture-festival

Author Tracy Newman, Shabbat is Coming! (Ages 3-8)
Join us at a special Bagels and Books event as author and storyteller Tracy Newman shares the story of a family and their pet puppy eagerly preparing for Shabbat. Includes snack, craft and story time. Book available for purchase.

Contact: Laura Ross, laurar@jccnh.org, 203-387-2522

Admission: Free
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Sun Nov 9, 2014 10:15am – 7:30pm

Bus Trip to Mohegan Sun

Sponsored by: Harugari German American Club

Bus trip to Mohegan Sun $30 per person with $30 in Give Backs from casino

Admission: $30
Harugari German American Club
66 Highland Street
West Haven
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Sun Nov 9 – Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:00am – 6:00pm

A&C Fest: Bar Kochva Art Exhibit

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

Arts & Culture Festival at the JCC is a series of art, music and author events in November - December.
http://www.jccnh.org/arts-culture-festival

Nov. 9-12, Sunday 10 AM-6 PM, M-W 10 AM–8 PM
A wonderful opportunity to purchase outstanding items found in galleries and fine stores internationally and support Israeli artists. Over 45 different Israeli artists represented.

Contact: Ruth Gross, ruthg@jccnh.org, 203-387-2522.

Admission: Free
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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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 9:00am – 3:00pm

Oxford UCC Holiday Fair

Sponsored by: United Church of Christ, Congregational, Oxford

Oxford United Church of Christ, Congregational will hold it’s Annual Holiday Fair Saturday, Nov 8, from 9 am to 3 pm at the Church Hall, 3 Academy Road, Oxford, CT

The Fair will feature the well know Peg’s Kitchen with home baked pies, cookies, jams and breads, hand crafted Christmas ornaments, quilted holiday items,  a book-sale room,  and a ‘nearly new’ room with unbelievable bargains.

The ever popular Chinese Auction features gift certificates from area stores for a very reasonable price and a raffle offers large amount gift certificates and a needlework picture as its prizes. All tickets available at the fair. And lunch will be served.

Parishioners have been working for months, crafting items and preparing for the fair. Come and enjoy good food, great shopping and have lots of fun.
Any questions call Patrica Palmer, 203-262-6053

Admission: Free
Parish Hall of Church
3 Academy Road, O
Oxford
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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, 2014 12:00pm – 1:00pm

A&C Fest: Author Laura Silver, Knish, In search of the Jewish Soul Food

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

Arts & Culture Festival at the JCC is a series of art, music and author events in November - December.
http://www.jccnh.org/arts-culture-festival

Join the world’s current leading expert on the knish as we explore this iconic Jewish staple.  Includes a chance to purchase wonderful samples of our favorite knish recipes baked by Edge of the Woods. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Contact: Ruth Gross, ruthg@jccnh.org, 203-387-2522.

Admission: Free
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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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 8:00pm

Stacy Phillips/Paul Howard Duet at Best Video Performance Space

Sponsored by: Best Video Performance Space

The Stacy Phillips-Paul Howard Duet play the Best Video Performance Space on Thursday, Nov. 6. The music starts at 8 PM and the cover is $7.

Stacy Phillips and Paul Howard have been elite members of the American acoustic music community for many years. They continue to combine their talents to create an exciting style they call Neo-Urban Traditional Music, a combination of the sensibility of traditional music through the lens of an urban upbringing.

The duo performs a wide range of material—jazz, Caribbean dances, Hawaiian hulas, bluegrass, calypso and East European gypsy music as well as their unique, original compositions. Stacy Phillips and Paul Howard have done several tours of Europe and the West Coast and have two CDs, one self-titled and the other, “Neo Urban Traditions”.

Stacy Phillips is an internationally acclaimed dobro player and violinist.  He has performed with Bela Fleck,  David Bromberg, Mark O’Connor, Leon Redbone, Peter Rowan, and others. Stacy has three solo albums and is a Grammy award winner for his playing on the album “The Great Dobro Sessions.”

Paul Howard is a veteran of the New England music scene. He has three guitar instruction books and two videos published by Alfred Publishing .  Paul brings an energized vocal and guitar style drawing from swing, country, jazz and pop to the duo.  He is one of the finest rhythm guitarists in the world.

Best Video Performance Space 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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Thu Nov 6, 2014 7:00pm

Hamden Hall Hosts NPR Host Faith Middleton

Sponsored by: Hamden Hall Country Day School

Hamden Hall Country Day School hosts NPR award-winning journalist Faith Middleton at a complimentary event open to the public Thursday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in the school’s Taylor Performing Arts Center.
The event, part of Hamden Hall’s Beckerman Lecture Series, is titled “A Conversation with Faith Middleton.” Also on hand will be Middleton’s senior producer, Lori Mack, whose daughter attends Hamden Hall.
Middleton will tap into the theme of her book, The Goodness of Ordinary People, a book of true stories from her WNPR callers. She will also answer audience questions.
Hamden Hall’s Beckerman Lecture Series, sponsored by the Beckerman Family Foundation, is designed to promote engaging conversations about topics and themes that have shaped our world and continue to impact our place in the global community.
Middleton generates discourse on a near-daily basis as a result of being the host of The Faith Middleton Show on WNPR. Middleton has received two Peabody Awards and was inducted into The Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame in 2012. Additionally, she holds two honorary doctorates, is a freelance newspaper and magazine writer, and taught The Art of the Interview at Yale University. 
Reservations for the complimentary event are suggested. For more information or to reserve seats, contact 203.752.2616.

Admission: Free
Taylor Performing Arts Center
1108 Whitney Avenue
Hamden
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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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Thu Nov 6, 2014 5:30pm

How Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs Changed the World

Sponsored by: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

One of the world’s earliest attested writing systems, ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, was continuously written for over three millennia.  A mixture of primarily phonetic and some ideographic signs, hieroglyphs preserve some of the world’s oldest religious texts, literary compositions, and even poetry.  “How Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs Changed the World” will take you on a journey through this fascinating language, including how our own alphabet derives from the ancient Egyptian scripts and the long afterlife of hieroglyphs in western culture.

Admission: Free
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
170 Whitney Avenue
New Haven
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Thu Nov 6, 2014 10:00am

Romance Book Discussion

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

This month we’re discussing “Kiss of Fate” by Mary Jo Putney.  All are welcome.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Wed Nov 5, 2014 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Meatball Challenge of New Haven

Sponsored by: Meatball Challenge New Haven

The first-ever Meatball Challenge of New Haven County features meaty competition from top New Haven County restaurants. Featuring a variety of scrumptious meatballs from several area chefs, the competition will take place on November 5, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Gateway Community College, located at 20 Church Street in New Haven. The Meatball Challenge of New Haven will be donating a portion of the net proceeds to the Hospitality Management Program at Gateway Community College.

Chefs will face off in a friendly ball-bout where they will prepare their unique spin on the classic meatball as well as one savory side dish. Competing challengers include Barcelona Wine Bar, Cask Republic, Consiglio’s, Home, Have a Ball, Gateway Community College, Melt Mobile and Thali.

This competition will be judged by none other than the event attendees! The Meatball Challenge of New Haven guests will have the opportunity to taste each restaurant’s balls and place their votes for the “Best (Meat)Ball” in town. Expect lots of unique takes on the classic Italian recipe!

The winning chef/restaurant is awarded $300 and takes home the prize for 2014’s “Best Balls.”

Guests will quench their thirst with beers from Black Hog Brewery and signature cocktails from Martin Miller’s Gin as well as non-alcoholic beverages from Perrier, San Pellegrino Sodas and Resource Water.

Tickets to the inaugural Meatball Challenge of New Haven County are limited. All-Access VIP tickets are $55 per person and include all the balls, sides and beverages you can consume from 6-9pm. General Admission tickets are $45 per person and include unlimited balls and sides plus three “adult” beverage tickets. Non-alcoholic beverages are complimentary.

For more information about the Meatball Challenge of New Haven County, visit meatballchallenge.com, and definitely like the “Meatball Challenge of New Haven” on Facebook for the latest and greatest news.     

Email meatballchallenge@gmail.com for more information.

Admission: $45
Gateway Community College
20 Church Street
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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Wed Nov 5 – Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:00am – 12:00pm

Local History Information Sessions

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

The Library’s Local History coordinator will be available in the Local History Room to answer questions and assist visitors in exploring the numerous local history resources available at the Library. 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 Nov 4, 2014 7:00pm

Genealogy

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

For more information please call 203-783-3307
All are welcome.
Free.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Tue Nov 4, 2014 6:30pm – 7:30pm

TWEEN TUESDAYS (Ages 10-12)- Thanksgiving Theme

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPT.

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

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

Admission: Free
MEET AT CHILDREN'S DEPT.
313 ELIZABETH ST.
Derby
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Tue Nov 4, 2014 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Exploring Entrepreneurship

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

This free seminar, presented by the Women’s Business Developmental Council, will examine entrepreneurship from soup to nuts, and offer insight into what you need to get started.  Aspiring business owners will take a critical view of their idea/vision, investigate its feasibility, and write a preliminary concept statement—taking the first step to turn an idea into a reality.  The WBDC is a non-profit organization, working to empower women and men to become thriving employers and more effective employees. From starting or growing a business to advancing a career or increasing income, WBDC illuminates business success in a tangible and accessible way.

Registration is required.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Tue Nov 4 – Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Local History Information Sessions

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

The Library’s Local History coordinator will be available in the Local History Room to answer questions and assist visitors in exploring the numerous local history resources available at the Library. 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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