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 and Brendan Pelsue
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
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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 8:00am – 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 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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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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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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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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Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Mystery at Elm Park: The Mansion’s Pen and Inkwell Gala

Sponsored by: Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

New York Times (and #1 internationally bestselling) author Steve Berry will keynote the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s 2014 black-tie Opening Night Gala and exhibition preview on October 18, 2014 at 7 p.m. The event will take place at the Mansion located at 295 West Avenue, Norwalk. Berry comes to the gala through his History Matters foundation and 100 percent of the proceeds from his appearance will go toward fundraising for the Mansion.

During the event entitled, Mystery at Elm Park: The Mansion’s Pen and Inkwell Gala, co-chaired by Michael DiScala and Joseph Passero, guests will have the opportunity to meet Berry and hear about his latest novel, The Lincoln Myth. Berry and his wife, Elizabeth, are the creators of the History Matters foundation dedicated to historic preservation. Trustee and Gala co-Chair Joe Passero said, “This is an exciting evening where our generous supporters and people from all across the region can come together to celebrate history, the arts, and a National Historic Landmark that is one of Connecticut’s most vibrant and treasured destinations.”

The Mansion has launched a prize-winning Young Writers’ Competition among students from area schools and Berry will judge the finalists and be on hand to meet the contestants when it culminates with the awards presentation at 6 p.m. the night of the Gala. Trustee and Gala co-Chair Michael DiScala said, “The Gala promises to offer an evening of great entertainment; it will also be a unique opportunity to support education and our nation’s history, while surrounded by the beauty and splendor of this iconic mansion.” 

Guests will also be invited to preview the Mansion’s new exhibit, Hidden Treasures: Artifacts from the LMMM Collection. Rarely seen artifacts and exquisite decorative arts objects from the Lockwood and Mathews families will be on view, giving visitors a glimpse into the personal lives and styles of the Mansion’s former occupants. The exhibit will include a magnificent silver inkwell with cherubs designed by Tiffany & Co., among other rare artifacts.

The Museum’s Gala is sponsored by M.F. DiScala & Company, Inc., Klaff’s, Mimi and David Findlay Jr., People’s United Bank, and media sponsor Connecticut Cottages and Gardens. All Gala marketing materials have been designed by TFI Envision, Inc.

The black-tie evening includes cocktails, a silent auction, and dinner catered by Michael Gilmartin of Outdoor Cookers. Gala tickets are $200 for Rotunda seats and $150 for the Adjoining Room. For information or to purchase tickets, call 203-838-9799 ext. 4, or email info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com.

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. 

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: $150-$200
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
295 West Avenue
Norwalk
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Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:30am

GCC Foundation Hall of Fame Induction and Reception

Sponsored by: Gateway Community College Foundation

Event: Gateway Community College Foundation
Hall of Fame Induction and Reception
Date: October 18, 2014
Time: 5:30 pm
Website: www.gatewayfnd.org
Phone: 203-285-2617
Tickets
Guests of Honor:
Community honoree: The Honorable Sen. Martin Looney
Corporate Honoree: Marcum LLP

Admission: Free
Gateway Community College
20 Church Street
New Haven
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Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:00pm

Film Festival

Sponsored by: A Dark Room

A Dark Room will be hosting it’s 2nd Film Festival. Filmmaker will include Jesse Richards, Jamie Arabolos, Tony J., Seth Harris, Scott Barley, Steven Tsuchida, Mark Jay and many others. Live music after the film fest.

Admission: Free
Anna Liffey's
17 Whitney Ave.
New Haven
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Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:30pm – 9:30pm

American Rhapsody

Sponsored by: New Haven Symphony Orchestra

Aaron COPLAND         Fanfare for the Common Man
George GERSHWIN         Overture from Crazy for You
Aaron COPLAND         Letter from Home
George GERSHWIN         Rhapsody in Blue
Emily BEAR           Bumble Boogie
Aaron COPLAND         Appalachian Spring    

William BOUGHTON, conductor
Christopher JAHNKE, conductor
Emily BEAR, piano

12 year-old piano prodigy Emily Bear and the NHSO celebrate American music, from Simple Gifts to hot jazz.

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

Admission: $15-74, Student $10
Shubert Theater
247 College St.
New Haven
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Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:00am – 11:30am

Tech Time: Basic Computer Usage (e-mail, internet, hardware)

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Areas covered will include, e-mail, internet, and hardware.  A variety of topics are covered on a revolving basis.

Ideas for future topics are welcomed.

No reservations are accepted and there is a seven seat limit per class.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Wed Oct 15 – Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Tech Time: Basic Computer Usage (e-mail, internet, hardware)

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Areas covered will include, e-mail, internet, and hardware.  A variety of topics are covered on a revolving basis.

Ideas for future topics are welcomed.

No reservations are accepted and there is a seven seat limit per class.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Maximize Your Social Security Benefits

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

David Cowan, endorsed AAA retiree advisor, will discuss how to navigate retirement savings challenges, ways to safeguard retirement savings, and how to increase Social Security benefits. While the program is targeted for pre-retirees, ages 60-66, the general public is welcome to attend.

Registration is requested.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:00pm – 9:00pm

SistaHood Dinner and Dialogue with Minister and Author Cheesette Cown

Sponsored by: SistaHood Life Support Services

Please join SistaHood Life Support Services for Dinner and Dialogue with Minister and Author Cheesette Cowan of Atlanta Georgia. 

Minister Cheesette will be discussing & signing copies of her latest book, How to Cultivate a Marriage Mindset.

Dinner is $30.00 per person.  Please contact Sista President Jackie Hoyte at 203-996-5179 to reserve your seat today!

Admission: $30
Yale Graduate Club
155 Elm Street
New Haven
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Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:33pm – 7:33pm

Retirement Celebration for Richard Knoll

Sponsored by: TEAM, Inc

Join us at 5:30pm for the event.  Please RSVP to Silvia at 203 736 5420 x 202

Admission: $35.00
Grassy Hill Country Club
441 Clark Lane
Orange
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Mon Oct 13, 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 11 – Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:00am – 4:00pm

Brickworld Fort Wayne 2014 – LEGO® Exposition

Sponsored by: Brickworld LLC

Brickworld is excited to be bringing their premiere LEGO display and exposition to Fort Wayne for the 4th consecutive year!

Once again, on Saturday and Sunday of the event, the displayers will put their creations on display in 32,000 square feet of space for the public to enjoy at the Grand Wayne Convention Center.

Bring the entire family for an afternoon of fun!  See spectacular creations all built from LEGO bricks by local LEGO enthusiasts. Enjoy interactive activities, such as the LEGO and DUPLO play brick areas, fighting robots, seek and finds, etc.  Buy your favorite LEGO sets, minifigures, and LEGO accessories from various vendors.
 
Buy public day tickets online at http://www.brickworld.us/fort/ or at the door.
       
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday, October 12, 2014, 10 am - 4 pm

General Admission:  $8.50 in advance
        $9 Day of Show

Grand Wayne Convention Center
Convention Hall BC
120 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Ft. Wayne, IN 46802
260-426-1400

Contact:  Kathie at 317-572-LEGO (5346) or kathie@brickworld.us

Admission: $9
Grand Wayne Convention Center
120 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne
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Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:00am – 11:00pm

Cut-A-Thon

Sponsored by: EnV Hair Lounge

The enV Hair Lounge will host our 3rd annual Cut-A-Thon featuring a shampoo and haircut for only $20 along with many goods and services that will be auctioned off. The event will be held in conjunction with Seymour Pink who is hosting the Mammogram Van from Smilow. Following the Cut-A-Thon, we will continue the benefit at PUB 67 with music, drink specials, and prizes.

Admission: Free
Oxmour Plaza
225 West Street
Seymour
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Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:00am – 10:00am

TEAM Inc Annual Meeting

Sponsored by: TEAM, Inc

This will be a special Annual Meeting for Richard Knoll, who will be retiring after 34 years at TEAM, and the introduction of the new CEO and President.  RSVP, please call Trish at 203 736 5420 x 221 or email twigglesworth@teaminc.org.

Admission: $35.00
Grassy Hill Lodge
77 Sodom Lane
Derby
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Mon Oct 6, 2014 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Program Series - Just for Women

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

All women ages eighteen and over are invited to join this new and vital group.  This program is facilitated by Valley Resident Joan Joyce.  Joan is a licensed professional counselor in the State of Connecticut, as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Certified Senior Advisor.

This monthly program will offer women an informal opportunity to come together to learn how to enhance the quality of their lifestyle, share challenges and joys with other women, provide support to one another, spend time with old friends, and make new friends.  Scientific studies show that an integral component of achieving and maintaining optimal health and well being includes having a strong social support network in your life.

Registration is requested—but walk-ins are also welcome.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Mon Oct 6 – Tue Oct 7, 2014 10:00am – 7:00pm

Annual Fall Book Sale

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Shoppers are invited to fill a bag for $5.00.  Bags will be provided.  Adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, paperbacks, magazines, videos, DVDs and audio materials will be available.  This event will continue on Tuesday, October 7 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Sat Oct 4, 2014 9:30am – 1:30pm

Annual Fall Book Sale

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Shoppers are invited to fill a bag for $5.00.  Bags will be provided.  Adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, paperbacks, magazines, videos, DVDs and audio materials will be available.  This event will continue on Monday, October 6 and Tuesday, October 7 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Thu Oct 2, 2014 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Beethoven & The Don

Sponsored by: New Haven Symphony Orchestra

Richard STRAUSS         Don Juan, op. 20
Sergei PROKOFIEV         Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, op. 19        
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN       Symphony No. 5 in C minor, op. 67  

William BOUGHTON, conductor
Yevgeny KUTIK, violin

On Opening Night with the New Haven Symphony, visit with a Latin lover, a true romantic, and a tortured genius.

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

Admission: $15-74, Student $10
Woolsey Hall
500 College St., at Grove St.
New Haven
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Thu Oct 2, 2014 12:00pm – 7:30pm

Mary Wade 9th Annual Golf Tournament

Sponsored by: Mary Wade

Tournament Day Schedule
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner & Awards Banquet
Registration Fee: $250 per golfer - includes: Lunch & Dinner, cart rental, green fees, cocktail hour, hole-in-one, driving range, participation gift.

Admission: $250.00
Great River Golf Club
130 Coram Lane, Milford, CT
Milford
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Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Medicare Overview

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Thomas Maercklein, an independent agent/broker with over twenty-five years of experience, will explain the ins and outs of Medicare plans and how they work. 

With Medicare enrollment beginning in October, this is the perfect time for seniors to prepare before they have to make decisions.  This is also a great opportunity for seniors who are already
in the Medicare program to come and direct questions to an expert.

Registration is requested.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Teen 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 Sep 30, 2014 2:00pm

Movie Tuesday

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

All movies in September starring Robin Williams.

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

Italian American Women of CT

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

“Food, Farms, and Factories : Italian Women of CT” written by Anthony Riccio.  All are welcome.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Cooking Demo: Fun with Fungi!

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

In recognition of September as National Mushroom month, Stacy Ference of Savour Catering will show participants how to make tasty dishes using a variety of low calorie and nutrient-rich mushrooms. There will be samples of all demonstrated foods. Registration is required.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Visit 1914!

Sponsored by: Connecticut Dept of Energy & Environmental Protection

Travel back 100 years to hear what life was like in Derby and the Naugatuck Valley at the Osborne Homestead Museum on Sunday, September 28th from 1-2:30pm.  Visitors will go back to 1914 and hear what was happening in world, national, and local news.  Visitors will also tour the museum and understand the daily routine and life of the Osborne family during that time.  Local photographs and the antiques collection will be on display. This is a free program and appropriate for all ages.

The Osborne Homestead Museum, a facility of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, is open for free guided tours on Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The museum is located at 500 Hawthorne Avenue in Derby.  For additional information and to register for this program, please contact Donna Kingston at (203) 734-2513.

Admission: Free
Osborne Homestead Museum
500 Hawthorne Ave.
Derby
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Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:00am

Yale Discovery to Cure’s Beverly Levy Walk

Sponsored by: Yale School of Medicine Discovery to Cure Program

Date: Sunday, September 28, 2014
Check-in/Registration:  10:00 a.m.
Two-Mile Walk Start: 11:00 a.m.
Where: Yale Commons, 168 Grove Street, New Haven, CT
Contact: Lisa Stuart: 203-815-4242 lisa.stuart@yale.edu

Sponsorship opportunities are available and those interested in joining the walk are invited to visit www.discovertocurebevlevywalk.org or contact Lisa Stuart at lisa.stuart@yale.edu or 203-815-4242.

Hope to see you all there. It is very important that we all participate in this fight against gynecological cancers!

Admission: Free
Yale Commons
168 Grove Street
New Haven
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Sun Sep 28, 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 Sep 27, 2014 7:00pm

Ansonia High School 50th Class Reunion

Sponsored by: Lynda Maffeo Supp, Class Secretary

Ansonia High School Class of 1964:
50th Reunion, September 27 beginning at 7 p.m. at Grassy Hill Lodge in Derby.  Classmates are asked to send their updated name, address, phone number and email address to ansoniahigh1964@gmail.com.  For information, call Lynda Maffeo Supp at 203-735-9270, lsupp@yahoo.com or Judy Jurkowski Sullivan at 203-735-4360
j5sully@gmail.com.

Admission: Cost not set yet.
Grassy Hill Lodge, Derby, CT
77 Sodom Lane
Derby
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Sat Sep 27, 2014 2:00pm – 5:00pm

“Animal Powers” Artists’ Reception

Sponsored by: The Arts Council of Greater New Haven

In a new curated show titled Animal Powers at Perspectives…The Gallery at Whitney Center, curator Debbie Hesse invited various artists to channel their animal spirit and produce work around the idea of wildlife. The exhibition features artwork by Corina S. Alvarezdelugo, Amy Arledge, Alexis Brown, Claudine Burns Smith, Joy Bush, Danielle Mailer, Harold Shapiro and Gonzalo Zuniga-Vergara.

Admission: FREE
Perspectives...Gallery at Whitney Center
200 Leeder Hill Drive
Hamden
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Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:00am – 4:00pm

K-9 Karnival

Sponsored by: Trap Falls Kennel Club

An AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day: ‘K-9 Karnival’ will feature rally, obedience, and agility demonstrations. Police dog demos are also scheduled. Folks can see if their dog possesses impeccable manners by taking the AKC Canine Good Citizen test (CGC), thereby earning their CGC title. A low-cost micro-chipping clinic will be available as well of all kinds of contests like Best Dressed, Best trick and Best Kisser. There will be plenty of food, vendors and raffles.

Meet dozens of breeds of dogs – from mini poodles to St. Bernards, in Meet the Breeds. Breeders and trainers will be on hand to answer questions from health care to dog training.

Admission is free; all dogs must be on leashes; and attendees are asked to bring a donation for a local shelter and get a free raffle ticket.  All monies raised will go to local shelters.

Admission: FREE!
Eisenhower Park
780 North St
Milford
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Sat Sep 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 of 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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Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Learn Power Point at the Seymour Library - Level Two

Sponsored by: CTWorks Career Coach

Learn Microsoft Power Point 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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Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:00am – 12:00pm

Learn Power Point at the Seymour Library - Level One

Sponsored by: CTWorks Career Coach

Learn Microsoft Power Point 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 Sep 25, 2014 10:00am

Classic Book Discussion

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

We’ll be discussing “Leaves of Grass” by Walt Whitman.
All are welcome.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:00pm

Sambeleza at Best Video Performance Space

Sponsored by: Best Video Performance Space

Sambeleza plays the Best Video Performance Space on Wednesday, Sept. 24. The music starts at 8 PM and the cover is $5.

Sambeleza—featuring Isabella Mendes, Jeff Fuller, Joe Carter and Asher Delerme—performs a wide variety of Brazilian songs, both old and new, with a jazz twist. Featured composers include Tom Jobim and Ary Barroso, as well as younger composers like Djavan, Debora Gurgel and Arlindo Cruz. A few originals by group members are added to the mix.

Brasil (spelled with an “s” in Portuguese) is well known for its rich heritage—a blend of indigenous, African and European cultures—from which the music has risen with fascinating rhythms, soaring melodies and colorful harmonies. The musicians of Sambeleza are outstanding U. S. and Brazilian interpreters of the great songs of the bossa nova and samba traditions, as well as outstanding jazz artists in their own right. Sambeleza derives its name from two words: samba, the national dance of Brasil, and beleza, Portuguese for “beauty.”

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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Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Lunchtime Book Discussion: The Devel in the White City by Erik Larson

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

This engrossing nonfiction novel is based on real characters and events.  Set during Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair, it intertwines the true tales of Daniel H. Burnham, the architect behind the fair, and Dr. Henry H. Holmes, the serial killer who lured his victims to their deaths in his elaborately constructed “Murder Castle.”  Larson makes the magic, romance, and mystery of the Gilded Age come alive in this chilling tale.

Multiple copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

Participants are asked to ring a sandwich and a friend as they “chat and chew.”  Dessert and beverages will be provided.  Registration is requested.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:00pm

Shorebirds of CT

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

Frank Gallo, Director of CT Audubon Coastal Center, introduces the beautiful world of shore birds.  Entertaining lecture with beautiful photographs.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:30pm – 7:00pm

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.  Come on in, wear your pj’s and wind down your day with us.  There is no fee to attend.

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Tue Sep 23, 2014 2:00pm

Movie Tuesday

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

All movies in September starring Robin Williams.
Free.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:00am

All About Apps

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

A workshop about the most popular, easiest to use, and most fun apps.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:30am – 1:30pm

AARP Driver Safety Class

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

This refresher course is designed for drivers fifty and over to brush up on their driving skills.
Cars have changed and so have traffic rules, driving conditions, and the roads you travel. No written tests, no road tests, and no information will be given to the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Participants will learn how to drive more defensively and may save up to 10% on their present auto liability insurance.
Bring a bag lunch. Coffee and dessert will be provided.
SPACE IS LIMITED - REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

Admission: $15 members/$20 nonm
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Yesterday’s Headlines (Local History Program)

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

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

Participants will be taken back to 1914, 1939, and 1964 to see what was happening locally 100, 75, and 50 years ago in the Valley.

Registration is requested.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:00pm

Ali Amr: Fusion of Jazz and Arabic Music

Sponsored by: Bethesda Music Series

International rising star Ali Amr performs a fusion of jazz and Arabic music. He has performed at the Newport Jazz Festival and at the White House recently!

Admission: Freewill offering
Bethesda Lutheran Church
450 Whitney Avenue
New Haven
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Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:30pm

On the Road with PJ & LJ: Apple Picking at Drazen Orchards

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

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

Admission: Free
Drazen Orchards
21 Wallingford Road
Cheshire
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Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:30pm – 3:30am

3rd Annual Mary Wade Family Fun Concert

Sponsored by: Mary Wade

Admissions includes chocolate fountains, hot dogs, ice cream sundae table, popcorn, pretzels, apples, apple cider, soda, water, beer and wine. Our musical guest is Boogie Chillun’.

To inquire about sponsorship and advertisement opportunities please contact Joy DeMarchis, Director of Development, at (203) 672-7812 or email:jdemarchis@marywade.org

Admission: $20.00 per ticket
Mary Wade Gardens
118 Clinton Avenue
New Haven
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Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:00pm – 6:00pm

German Oktoberfest

Sponsored by: Harugari German American Club

German Oktoberfest - Food - Bier - Musik

Admission: $5.00
Harugari German American Club
66 Highland St
West Haven
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Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:00am – 5:00pm

SUNDAY IN THE PARK (Edgerton Park)

Sponsored by: Edgertpn park Conservancy

Come enjoy the 27th annual Sunday in the Park utilizing proceeds from the day for restoration and maintenance of this exquisitely beautiful public park.  Bring the family to Sunday in the Park for a day filled with musical entertainment, fun and adventure! 
Admission to Edgerton Park is free.
The fair’s popular sales, activities, rides and music will be available for your enjoyment. 
All Day Family & Children Entertainment
Tickets are available at various ticket booths throughout the park.
Shop & Savor: Bake Sale, Silent Auction, Book Sale, White Elephant (tag) Sale, Flower and vegetable Sale, & Children’s Boutique
Food  
Lunch for Sale—courtesy of Archie Moore’s
For Your Listening Pleasure:  Various Musical ensembles throughout the Day

Admission: Free
Edgerton Park
Edgehill Road
New Haven
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Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:00am – 10:30am

4th Annual JCC Murray Lender 5K Bagel Run & Kids Run

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

Sunday, September 21, 8-10:30am
USA Track & Field certified 5K course winding through the beautiful
residential neighborhoods of Woodbridge, CT on Sept. 21, 2014.

* Bib tag timing with both chip and gun times.
* Plethora of post race food and activities. (and Bagels!)
* Age group awards three deep in 10 year age groups and Athena and
Clydesdale

All proceeds benefit the JCC Fitness Center of Greater New Haven.

EVENT SCHEDULE:
Online Registration Active.com ends 9/20 11:59pm
(http://www.active.com/woodbridge-ct/running/distance-running-races/jcc-murr
ay-lender-5k-bagel-run-2014)
$20 early registration and $25 day-of registration.
8 AM - Race Day registration and packet pick-up opens
8:45 AM - Kids Run begins ($5)
9:30 AM - 5K Bagel Run begins

Starting Line: 360 Amity Rd., Woodbridge, CT
Rain or Shine

Presented by Marcum

To Sponsor, please contact Tanya Weinberg at 203-387-2522 ext. 216 or
tanyaw@jccnh.org
Location: JCC, 360 Amity Rd., Woodbridge, CT 06525
Contact: Susan Donovan, susand@jccnhg.org, 203-387-2522
url: http://jccnh.org/bagel-run.aspx
https://www.facebook.com/Jcc5kBagelRun

Admission: $20 early registrati
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Road
Woodbridge
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Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:00am – 10:30am

4th Annual JCC Murray Lender 5K Bagel Run & Kids Run

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

Sunday, September 21, 8-10:30am
USA Track & Field certified 5K course winding through the beautiful
residential neighborhoods of Woodbridge, CT on Sept. 21, 2014.

* Bib tag timing with both chip and gun times.
* Plethora of post race food and activities. (and Bagels!)
* Age group awards three deep in 10 year age groups and Athena and
Clydesdale

All proceeds benefit the JCC Fitness Center of Greater New Haven.

EVENT SCHEDULE:
Online Registration Active.com ends 9/20 11:59pm
(http://www.active.com/woodbridge-ct/running/distance-running-races/jcc-murr
ay-lender-5k-bagel-run-2014)
$20 early registration and $25 day-of registration.
8 AM - Race Day registration and packet pick-up opens
8:45 AM - Kids Run begins ($5)
9:30 AM - 5K Bagel Run begins

Starting Line: 360 Amity Rd., Woodbridge, CT
Rain or Shine

Presented by Marcum

To Sponsor, please contact Tanya Weinberg at 203-387-2522 ext. 216 or
tanyaw@jccnh.org
Location: JCC, 360 Amity Rd., Woodbridge, CT 06525
Contact: Susan Donovan, susand@jccnhg.org, 203-387-2522
url: http://jccnh.org/bagel-run.aspx
https://www.facebook.com/Jcc5kBagelRun

Admission: $20 early$25 day of
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Road
Woodbridge
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Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Fall Ball- Rio on the River

Sponsored by: Connecticut River Museum

Fall Ball Gala – Rio on the River
The 2014 Fall Ball fundraiser for the Connecticut River Museum is presented by Essex Wellness Center, will be hosted by WFSB’s Scot Haney and held on the waterfront grounds of the Museum, Saturday, September 20 at 6:00 pm.  The Honorary Chairpersons of the gala are Andy & Gail Morris.
The evening of fabulous Brazilian fare begins with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a seated gourmet dinner by Catering by Selene, dancing to the music of Brad & Brian and a fabulous auction of luxury travel experiences, original works of art and collectibles.

Auction Items: A preview of auction items will be available soon, please check back. To place an advance bid on an item, please contact Phyllis Stillman at pstillman@ctrivermuseum or call 860.767.8269 x119.

Tickets: to purchase tickets please go to http://shop.ctrivermuseum.org/SearchResults.asp?Cat=1848 or contact Phyllis Stillman at pstillman@ctrivermuseum or call 860.767.8269 x119.
$150 per person ($100 tax deductible); Table of 10 @ $1500; $300 Patron Ticket (includes invitation to Patron’s Party, $225 tax deductible); $1000 Sponsor (includes 2 Patron Tickets & Listing – $850 tax deductible)

Patron’s Party

Thursday, September 18, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Join us for a private cocktail reception at historic Bushnell Farm in Old Saybrook. Step back in time at this beautiful colonial site while enjoying an evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Limited to 100 people.

Fall Ball Sponsors 2014

Essex Wellness Center

Reynolds’ Garage & Marine

Whelen Engineering Company, Inc.

Tower Laboratories

AJ Shea Construction

Bogaert Construction Co.

C. Sherman Johnson Co.

Caulfield & Ridgway, Inc.

Clark Group

Essex Savings Bank/Essex Financial Services

Admission: 150$, 300$ (patron)
Connecticut River Museum
67 Main St.
Essex
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Sat Sep 20, 2014 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Somewhat Off the Wall

Sponsored by: The Arts Council of Greater New Haven

Somewhat Off the Wall, a unique art exhibition and party from which guests take home original works of art, will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 5-9pm in the Lobby of 360 State, 360 State Street, New Haven.

This year’s event features drawings, jewelry, paintings, photography, pottery, prints, textiles, and glass by 51 outstanding artists who have each donated three pieces of their work. These works will be on display to the public at 360 State starting September 8th. At 7pm on the night of the party, numbered premium tickets will be drawn at random. As each premium ticket holders’ number is called, he or she will select a piece of original artwork to take home.

Each of the 51 participating artists will be given a premium ticket making only 102 premium tickets, at $100 each, available to the public. An unlimited number of tickets to the party are available for $45 (these do not include artwork).

Admission: $100 or $45
360 State
360 State Street
New Haven
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Sat Sep 20 – Sat Sep 27, 2014 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Somewhat Off the Wall

Sponsored by: The Arts Council of Greater New Haven

Somewhat Off the Wall, a unique art exhibition and party from which guests take home original works of art, will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 5-9pm in the Lobby of 360 State, 360 State Street, New Haven.

This year’s event features drawings, jewelry, paintings, photography, pottery, prints, textiles, and glass by 51 outstanding artists who have each donated three pieces of their work. These works will be on display to the public at 360 State starting September 8th. At 7pm on the night of the party, numbered premium tickets will be drawn at random. As each premium ticket holders’ number is called, he or she will select a piece of original artwork to take home.

Each of the 51 participating artists will be given a premium ticket making only 102 premium tickets, at $100 each, available to the public. An unlimited number of tickets to the party are available for $45 (these do not include artwork).

Admission: $100 or $45
360 State
360 State Street
New Haven
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Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:00pm – 6:00pm

BentFest 2014

Sponsored by: Audubon Center at Bent of the River

Admission costs are $12/adult (over 18), $8/child ages 6 to 18, free for children 6 and younger, and $25/family. The non-profit Audubon Center is located in the Southbury hamlet of South Britain, off Route 172 at 185 East Flat Hill Road, 0.3 miles from corner of General Store and South Britain Congregational Church.
       
Tickets can be purchased in advance at http://bentoftheriver.audubon.org, or September 20 at the gate. For information, call 203.264.5098.

Admission: $25/fmly; $12/adult
Audubon Center at Bent of the River
185 East Flat Hill Road, Southbury
Southbury
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Sat Sep 20, 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 Sep 20, 2014 9:00am – 2:00pm

Saturday Events for Children (Ages 4-11)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

Join the fun at the Derby Public Library with several activities planned in celebration of September as Library Card Sign-up Month!  This open house will offer an opportunity for children to apply for their own library card.  Families are invited to attend Story and Craft Time at 10:30 AM featuring apple-themed stories and an arts and crafts project.  Children ages 4-11 can use their creative talents and stir their imaginations during Lego Time scheduled for 12:30 PM.  All levels of building skills are welcome to participate.

NOTE: Registration is required for Story and Craft Time only.

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:00pm

Eurisko at Best Video Performance Space

Sponsored by: Best Video Performance Space

Eurisko performs at the Best Video Performance Space on Friday, Sept. 19. The music starts at 8 PM and the cover is $5.

Eurisko is a rock and roll band from the New Haven and Waterbury areas of CT. After a short hiatus, they are ready to hit the ground running with their debut LP “Wild Animal,” which was recorded at Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport CT with Greg Giorgio.

Primarily influenced by classic and indie rock, you can easily point out the country and southern rock influences as well. They have been called “Sonic Youth meets the Allman brothers,” and constantly draw comparisons to Murder By Death and Bright Eyes. Lyrically, a great debt is owed to Tom Waits and Townes Van Zandt. “Wild Animal” was released upon the general public this summer.

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 Sep 19, 2014 1:00pm – 3:00pm

CT Works Career Coach - Create a Great Resume

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Please plan on attending a full session.

Participants will learn how to create a great resume to help them land the job they want!

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 Sep 19 – Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:00am – 12:00pm

CT Works Career Coach - Create a Great Resume

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Please plan on attending a full session.
You will learn how to create a great resume to help you land the job you want! 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.
Walk-ins are welcome on a first come first served basis.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Fri Sep 19 – Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:00am – 5:00pm

Creative Arts Workshop Faculty Show

Sponsored by: Creative Arts Workshop

An exhibition of new work from CAW faculty in the boo arts, design, drawing, painting, fiber, jewelry, photography, pottery, printmaking, sculpture and young people’s departments.

Admission: Free
Creative Arts Workshop
80 Audubon Street
New Haven
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Fri Sep 19 – Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:00am – 12:00pm

Boating Safety/PWC/Jetski Course for CT License

Sponsored by: USCG AUXILIARY 24-3

USCG Auxiliary 24-3 is offering About Boating Safety course on Saturday, September 13th.

For advanced registration prior to the class date, go to http://a0142403.uscgaux.info/.  The USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 24-3 Training Center is located at 1 Helwig Street, Milford, CT, which is located one block north of Milford Boat Works.  Walk-ins are welcome on day of the Class.

The About Boating Safety course (ABS) will be held on Saturday September 13th, starting at 8 AM. Instruction will cover all the basic topics involved in the safe operation of recreational boating and seamanship. It will also cover safe personal watercraft operation. Successful completion of this 8 hour ABS course satisfies the Connecticut licensing requirements for both boats and Personal Watercraft (PWC). Family participation is encouraged. Cost: $60.


For additional information about Coast Guard Auxiliary courses, please call 860-663-5505, email:  skperrone@hotmail.com or visit http://a0142403.uscgaux.info/

*Please Note: All students will need to get a State of CT Conservation ID Number before taking the ABS/PWC class. 

Go to https://ct.outdoorcentral.net/InternetSales/Sales
Go here and register for a FREE ID number.

Admission: $60.00
USCG AUXILIARY TRAINING CENTER
1 Helwig Street
Milford
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Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:30am – 9:30am

ElmCityCycling Bike to Work

Sponsored by: Elm City Cycling

Free coffee, bagels and fruit to all bicyclists and pedestrians on their way to work

Admission: Free
Pitkin Plaza, Orange St, between Chapel & Court
151 Orange St
New Haven
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Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:00pm

Ragweed at Best Video Performance Space

Sponsored by: Best Video Performance Space

Ragweed plays Best Video Performance Space on Thursday, Sept. 18. The music starts at 8 PM and the cover is $5.

One Yale grad student, and four contractors with high school diplomas sounds like an unpredictable mix. Experienced pickers all, their shared love of bluegrass and wide ranging musical tastes make for an entertaining live show.

Ragweed is a bluegrass band loosely based in New Haven county. Band members are Amanda Gregg (mandolin), Bob Boettger (bass), Chris Wuerth (guitar), Jon Wuerth (guitar) and Paul Neri (banjo). All six members sing, but usually not all at the same time. They began in 2007 as a barn band. Not happy being stuck in barns, they began performing live at venues around the state, and quickly realized they loved performing. Among their many influences are Tim O’Brien, John Hartford, Tony Rice, and Bill Monroe. Traditional bluegrass, old country, fiddle tunes, and attempts at humor, are all part of their repertoire.

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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Thu Sep 18 – Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Swallow Paddle

Sponsored by: Connecticut River Museum and Connecticut River Watershed Council

This sunset paddle on the CT River will give us a unique opportunity to see one of Natures’ most amazing avian spectacles, the swirling masses of up to 400,000 Tree Swallow performing their nightly aerial ballet. Each year in late summer Tree Swallows from all over southern New England begin to amass on the CT River to feed on insects and prepare for their eventual southern migration. Every night through September they collect above the marshes at the mouth of the CT River and swirl overhead in a massive flock that undulates in choreographed waves and vortices until just after sunset when the whole flock descends like a collapsing tornado into the tall grass marshes to roost for the night. Many people are so awestruck by this phenomenon that they spontaneously burst into applause. Roger Tory Peterson called it the “most amazing avian spectacle” he’d ever witnessed.

We will meet at the boat launch between 5 and 5:30 to unload canoes and kayaks. After vessels are unloaded we will car pool to the commuter lot one quarter of a mile away because there are only 6 parking spaces at the boat launch. This slight inconvenience is a necessity to ensure everyone’s safety. From the boat launch we will paddle a short distance to Calves Island where we will assemble until everyone has arrived and then we will paddle up river to a cove to view the swallows.

After the swallows descend into the marsh we will paddle back to the boat launch as a group. This is important because darkness will be approaching.

Please remember to bring life vests, water shoes, warm clothes and a good working flashlight. Binoculars are encouraged to enhance your view of the birds.

Registration is required for this trip and we have to limit the participation to 20 vessels on a first come first serve basis. Reservations can be made at The Connecticut River Museum at 860-767-8269 x110. Please do not bring dogs. Rain, lightning and/or high wind will cancel the trip.

For questions, please contact Bill Yule at 860.767.8269 x121 or byule@ctrivermuseum.org

Admission: 8$, CRM & CRWC free
Pilgrim's Landing Boat Launch
Pilgrim's Landing Road
Old Lyme
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Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:00pm

Fun with Duct Tape - a Craft Workshop

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

We’ll be making a reusable gift card holder.  All materials and instructions supplied.  Free!

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:00am – 11:30am

Tech Time: On-Line Databases

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

The many different databases the Library offers, from Job Now to Mango Languages, will be explained and explored. All databases may be accessed from home with a Derby Public Library card and from all Library computers.

A variety of topics are covered on a revolving basis.

Ideas for future topics are welcomed. No reservations are accepted and there is a seven seat limit per class.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:00am

CT JobWorks

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

Resume writing, interview skills, and much more at this monthly free workshop!
All are welcome.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:00pm

Amy Kucharik at Best Video Performance Space

Sponsored by: Best Video Performance Space

Boston-based singer-songwriter Amy Kucharik plays the Best Video Performance Space on Wednesday, Sept. 17. The music starts at 8 PM and the cover is $5.

Amy Kucharik is a singer-songwriter based in Somerville, MA. Amy has performed at venues in Somerville, Cambridge, and the greater Boston area as well as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Dallas and St. Louis, and is preparing for a Midwestern tour this fall.

Her band, Friends (With Benefits), features an assortment of talented musicians. Her EP, Dance Crush Blues, is available on Bandcamp.com, and her first full-length CD, “Cunning Folk,” was released in July, 2014. Amy has taught beginning and intermediate ukulele classes at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, and is available for private lessons.

Kucharik will be playing best video with one accompanist.

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

Admission: $5
Best Video Performance Space
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Hamden
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Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Parents as Leaders: Supporting Your Child With a Learning Disability

Sponsored by: SARAH, Inc. KIDSTEPS Family and Children's Center

The “Parents as Leaders: Supporting Your Child with a Learning Disability ” workshop willprovide parents and caregivers of children with learning challenges with specific skills and
ideas for supporting the success of their child at home and in school. Participants will learn:
 Techniques for communicating with children who learn differently by using visuals, non-verbal cues, and step-by-step instructions.
 Strategies for preventing and reducing difficult behaviors, anticipating problems, and
reducing stress.
 Skills and ideas for advocating effectively for their child’s needs in their school and community.
With over 90 years of experience in direct service and training programs, Ramapo for Children has developed a unique ability to create inclusive environments that promote positive behavioral change, foster skill development, and help support learning and personal growth.
If you are interested in attending, please contact Kathy Fadel at
(203) 453-7592 x2 or via email at kidsteps-fcc@sarah-inc.org.
Registration is necessary to attend.

Admission: Free
SARAH in Action, Madison
51 Boston Post Road
Madison
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