Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:00am – 3:00pm

American Job Search Career Coach: Job Search Assistance

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

This class is open for registrations or “walk-ins.”  The Career Coach provides free computer and internet access for job related activities.  CT Works staff offer suggestions of the more popular internet job search sites as well as resume critique for those with existing resumes.

Free.  Registration is requested online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Sat Nov 30 – Sat Mar 2, 2019 5:00pm – 6:00pm

In Plain SightSite

Sponsored by: Artspace

In Plain Sight/Site delves into the history of New England’s early endorsement and participation in the transatlantic slave trade, shedding light on the systems of labor, law and power that built the foundation of the places that we live in, work in, and occupy today.  All of the works involve or reference one or more of the materials that made this trade system possible, including tobacco, cotton, onions, travelogs, water, bodies, and lumber.

Admission: Free
Artspace
50 Orange St
New Haven
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Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:00am – 3:00pm

Create a Great Resume with the American Job Search Career Coach

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND A FULL SESSION

Career Coach staff provide guidance for creating resumes for the modern work environment, what pitfalls to avoid, including current standards and styles that make resumes stand out.

Free.  Registration is requested online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:00am – 3:00pm

American Job Search Career Coach: Job Search Assistance

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

This class is open for registrations or “walk-ins.”  The Career Coach provides free computer and internet access for job related activities.  CT Works staff offer suggestions of the more popular internet job search sites as well as resume critique for those with existing resumes.

Free.  Registration is requested online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:30am – 1:30pm

AARP Driver Safety Class

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

This refresher course is designed for drivers 50 and over to brush up on their driving skills. 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. The cost is $15.00 for AARP members and $20.00 for non-members. Participants may bring a bag lunch.

Space is limited to 25 so registration is required online beginning August 21or by calling the Reference Desk at
203-736-1482.

Admission: $15 mem/$20 nonmem
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Fri Sep 6, 2019 10:00am – 3:00pm

Learn how to use Social Networking in Your Job Search

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Career Coach staff focus on the increasing necessity for an online presence to be a credible employment candidate in the current hiring environment.  Emphasis is on the most popular social networking sites and how to use the resources and tools of those sites.

Free.  Registration is requested online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:00am – 3:00pm

American Job Search Career Coach: Job Search Assistance

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

This class is open for registrations or “walk-ins.”  The Career Coach provides free computer and internet access for job related activities.  CT Works staff offer suggestions of the more popular internet job search sites as well as resume critique for those with existing resumes.

Free.  Registration is requested online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:00am – 3:00pm

Create a Great Resume with the American Job Search Career Coach

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND A FULL SESSION

Career Coach staff provide guidance for creating resumes for the modern work environment, what pitfalls to avoid, including current standards and styles that make resumes stand out.

Free.  Registration is requested online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:00am – 5:00pm

2019 Litchfield House Tour and Garden Stroll

Sponsored by: The Litchfield Aid of the Connecticut Junior Republic

A historic Open House Tour on July 12 and 13, 2019 is being planned by The Litchfield Aid of the Connecticut Junior Republic (CJR).  The Aid’s Sixty-Seventh Open House Day will be a one-mile walking tour within the Borough of Litchfield, a National Historic Landmark District.*  The Tour will benefit the CJR, a Litchfield-based non-profit organization that helps children, youth and families in 13 locations across Connecticut.
The rain or shine benefit will begin with a Preview Tour and Party on Friday, July 12, followed by a tour from 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday, July 13.  The 2019 event will feature nine notable homes, the majority of which are located on Litchfield’s stately North and South Streets.  Representative of Litchfield’s 300-year history, the tour will feature houses that date from a relocated 1685 Saltbox and will take guests through three centuries, ending with a stunning 1954 Marcel Breuer Mid-Century Modern home. The homes on tour, including Georgian, Greek Revival, Colonial, Victorian-Italianate, and of course the prevailing Litchfield Colonial Revival style, have been selected to capture over 300 years of village life and architectural interest in the thriving, vibrant center of Northwestern Connecticut.  Further details about the event will be announced later this year. 
Established in 1911 by a small group of Litchfield women, The Litchfield Aid of CJR has supported the programs and facilities of the Connecticut Junior Republic for more than 100 years and currently has nearly 100 members.  The Aid conducted an annual Litchfield House Tour for 66 years, between the summers of 1934 and 2013.  During 2014 and 2017, the Aid conducted other successful local events. Since its inception, The Litchfield Aid’s activities have netted in excess of $2.5 million to support CJR programs and services.
* The Borough of Litchfield, Connecticut reflects over 300 years of American history throughout the structures comprising the Borough and its Historic District. In 1959, the entire Borough was designated a Historic District by a special act of the Connecticut General Assembly. Later, the Litchfield Historic District and several buildings received even more prestigious designations as National Historic Landmarks, the highest recognition for culturally and historically significant sites in the U.S.
Media releases later this year will provide further details on The Litchfield Aid’s Tercentennial Open House Day.  For promotional opportunities in advance of next year’s Open House event,  please contact Hedy Barton at the number below.
Founded in 1904, the Connecticut Junior Republic (CJR) provides residential and community-based care, treatment, education and family support for vulnerable at-risk, special needs and troubled young people so they may become productive and fulfilled members of their homes, schools and communities.  Today, the organization’s combined programs serve approximately 2,000 boys and girls annually in 13 locations throughout Connecticut.
A private charitable organization, the Connecticut Junior Republic is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).  CJR is supported by gifts from individuals, businesses, foundations and organizations, and through service contracts funded by the Judicial Branch Court Support Services Division (JBCSSD), the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF), the Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS), and by Connecticut’s public schools.  For further information on CJR’s programs, please contact Hedy Barton, Director of Development and Public Relations (860) 567-9423, extension 252; or by email: hbarton@cjryouth.org.

Admission: $65.00
Litchfield Town Green
North and South Streets
Litchfield
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Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:00am – 3:00pm

American Job Seach Career Coach: Job Search Assistance

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

This class is open for registrations or “walk-ins.”  The Career Coach provides free computer and internet access for job related activities.  CT Works staff offer suggestions of the more popular internet job search sites as well as resume critique for those with existing resumes.

Free.  Registration is requested online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:30pm – 10:00pm

9th Annual Boston WIFFLE Ball Challenge

Sponsored by: Travis Roy Foundation and Franciscan Children's

For the past eight (8) years, the Travis Roy Foundation, Inc and Franciscan Children’s have joined forces to host a corporate sponsored WIFFLE Ball tournament.  Since 2011, with the help of our amazing sponsors, the Boston WIFFLE Ball Challenge has grown immensely.  Taking place at Boston University, the tournament now attracts thirty-two (32) teams of ten (10) participants and has raised over $600,000.00 to date!

Invite your co-workers for a night full of fun, friendly competition, entertainment, raffles and a post-event reception! All proceeds will benefit the Travis Roy Foundation which is dedicated to enhancing the life of individuals with spinal cord injuries and funding research; and Franciscan Children’s, who each year provides care and treatment to more than 10,000 children with a wide range of physical, medical, and behavioral challenges.  Follow all the latest tournament updates by using #BWBC19!

Admission: Free
Boston University - Nickerson Field
285 Babcock St.
Boston
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Fri May 31, 2019 8:00pm – 10:00pm

The Musical Box A Genesis Extravaganza

Sponsored by: Wall Street Theater

In an all out performance of live visual signature stunts, a museum-worthy array of vintage instruments and a dyzzying pace of iconic tracks and stage rarities, THE MUSICAL BOX indulges for the 1st time in its 25 year existence in an intense trip into the world of early GENESIS.

From its unique perspective as the only band ever licensed and supported by GENESIS and PETER GABRIEL, TMB presents a new, never performed show featuring the music of TRESPASS, NURSERY CRYME, FOXTROT, SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND, THE LAMB LIES DOWN ON BROADWAY, A TRICK OF THE TAIL and WIND & WUTHERING.

And a few surprises…

ACCLAIMED FOR ITS HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENT OF EARLY GENESIS, TMB HAS PERFORMED FOR MORE THAN A MILLION SPECTATORS WORLDWIDE IN SOME OF THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS VENUES SUCH AS THE LONDON ROYAL ALBERT HALL AND THE PARIS OLYMPIA. TMB HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF HOSTING PHIL COLLINS AND STEVE HACKETT AS PERFORMING GUESTS. IN ITS QUEST FOR AUTHENTICITY, TMB IS OFTEN CITED AS THE BEST INTERPRETATION GROUP IN THE WORLD AND THE INTERNATIONAL REFERENCE FOR EARLY GENESIS.

Admission: $30.00 - $58.00
Wall Street Theater
71 Wall Street
Norwalk
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Fri May 17, 2019 10:00am – 3:00pm

American Job Search Career Coach: Create a Great Resume

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND A FULL SESSION

Two sessions available: 10AM-noon and 1PM-3PM. Career Coach staff provide guidance for creating resumes for the modern work environment, what pitfalls to avoid, including current standards and styles that make resumes stand out.

Free.  Registration is requested online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Sun May 12, 2019 2:00pm

Detox the Mind: The Art of Meditation

Sponsored by: Odiyana Meditation Center

Detox the Mind: The Art of Meditation at the Ely Center of Contemporary Art, 51 Trumbull Street, New Haven, with Resident Teacher, Gen Khyenwang, of Odiyana Center.  Monthly Sunday Classes from 2-3pm: Feb 10th, March 17th, April 7th and May 12th. Take time to let go of stress and tension. Practice the art of meditation, the means to cultivating a clear, happy mind and a good heart. Meditations will be guided and brief advice shared on how to maintain a positive, peaceful mind in daily life. Cost: $10 per class- No one turned away for lack of funds.  Info at: meditationinconnecticut.org or call 860-266-6041.

Admission: $10
Ely Center
51 Trumbull Street
New Haven
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Sat May 11, 2019 7:30pm

Vigor and Wisdom: Mendelssohn and Brahms

Sponsored by: Music Haven

For the final concert of the series, The Haven String Quartet will explore two works by the Romantic masters Brahms and Mendelssohn as well as share the stage with several graduating senior Music Haven students for a movement of Mendelssohn’s exuberant Octet, written when the composer was a mere 16 years old. Mendelssohn’s Quartet in D Major, Op. 44 No. 1, in contrast to the octet, highlights Mendelssohn’s later style; his energetic themes and development, his puckish scherzos and incidental music, and his memorable and poignant lyricism. The concert will also feature Music Haven Resident Violinist Patrick Doane on Brahms’ Viola Quintet in G Major, Op. 111, a masterwork known for its soaring opening cello melody, orchestral textures, melancholic slow movement, and folk-inspired finale. Though Brahms went on to write several more chamber and piano works, it was the quintet in G Major he intended to be his last. 

Admission: $25
Unitarian Society of New Haven
700 Hartford Turnpike
Hamden
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Wed May 8, 2019 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Caddilac Crew

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

On the day of a much anticipated speech by Rosa Parks during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, four activists working in a Virginia civil rights office wonder whether the proclamation of equality amongst mankind includes women. With remarkable insight and unexpected humor, Cadillac Crew reclaims the stories of the forgotten leaders who blazed the trail for desegregation and women’s rights and asks: when will the world be ready to embrace women in all their capacity?

Admission: $12-$98
Yale Repertory Theatre
1120 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Tue May 7, 2019 9:30am – 1:30pm

AARP Driver Safety Class

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

This refresher course is designed for drivers 50 and over to brush up on their driving skills. 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. The cost is $15.00 for AARP members and $20.00 for non-members. Participants may bring a bag lunch.

Space is limited to 25 so registration is required online beginning April 10 or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Admission: $15 members/$20 nonm
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Sat May 4 – Sat May 18, 2019 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Caddilac Crew

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

On the day of a much anticipated speech by Rosa Parks during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, four activists working in a Virginia civil rights office wonder whether the proclamation of equality amongst mankind includes women. With remarkable insight and unexpected humor, Cadillac Crew reclaims the stories of the forgotten leaders who blazed the trail for desegregation and women’s rights and asks: when will the world be ready to embrace women in all their capacity?

Admission: $12-$98
Yale Repertory Theatre
1120 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Fri May 3, 2019 7:30pm

Reggie Harris & Greg Greenway: Deeper Than the Skin

Sponsored by: CT Folk

Reggie is the Music Director of the Living Legacy project of the UUA, co-leading tours through the hallowed Civil Rights ground of the South. He is a Woodrow Wilson Scholar, solo, and in the duo Kim and Reggie Harris, he has led hundreds of programs on Race and Social Justice. Greg Greenway, of the trio Brother Sun, is a prolific songwriter, whose songs, “Rosa Parks” and What Must Be Done” have been played at national conferences and events celebrating diversity. Together and individually, Reggie and Greg have brought the topic and issues of race before audiences all across North America.

Admission: $25/$20 in advance
First Presbyterian Community Hall
704 Whitney Ave
New Haven
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Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:00am – 2:00pm

Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride

Sponsored by: Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride

Rides: 5-mile family parade route.;12-mile, 20- mile, 40-mile, or metric century routes.

Proceeds support 20+ great organizations, all working to create a greener and healthier community.

Admission: Free
Common Ground High School
358 Springside
New Haven
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Sat Apr 27 – Sat May 4, 2019 1:00am – 11:00pm

Climate Week 2019

Sponsored by: New Haven Leon Sister City Project

Climate Health Education Project (CHEP) is a project that broadens climate change awareness and engages in concrete action to cut greenhouse gases, improve health, and reduce energy use and expense in New Haven area schools. CHEP is also a comprehensive web resource that schools can use throughout the year to plan, create, and lead activities that will motivate students and teachers to act on climate change.
Climate change has rising impacts on hurricanes, forest fire season, droughts, the rising of sea levels, and ocean acidification. CHEP pulled together a variety of activities that can be easily incorporated into classrooms and schools. The website also includes activity options: information tables, guest speakers, assemblies, climate change awareness fairs, writing contests, banner-making contests, classroom activities, and Earth Olympics.. Schools are also encouraged to come up with their own activities, as they know their school environment best. The activities done by the students and teachers will educate them about present and future impacts of climate disruptions, help explore why it’s urgent to take action now, and also will teach each other about how to cut greenhouse gas emissions, create healthier families and communities, and improve energy independence.
We are planning for Climate Week to be the week of April 27th to May 4th, 2019, and are inviting all New Haven area high schools to plan special climate change activities. We would love to hear about new suggestions or recommendations for activities. The activities can range from English to Social Studies to Science to Art activities. For new ideas and more information on Climate Health Education Project (CHEP) or Climate Week please visit https://www.climateeducationnh.org/ or contact climateeducationnh@gmail.com. Let’s do this before it’s too late!

Admission: Free
New Haven
New Haven

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Fri Apr 26 – Sat May 18, 2019 8:00pm – 10:30pm

Caddilac Crew

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

On the day of a much anticipated speech by Rosa Parks during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, four activists working in a Virginia civil rights office wonder whether the proclamation of equality amongst mankind includes women. With remarkable insight and unexpected humor, Cadillac Crew reclaims the stories of the forgotten leaders who blazed the trail for desegregation and women’s rights and asks: when will the world be ready to embrace women in all their capacity?

Admission: $12-$98
Yale Repertory Theatre
1120 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:00pm

An Evening with Filmmaker Nick Doob

Sponsored by: Treasures from the Yale Film Archive

Join us as we welcome the Emmy-winning New Haven native and Yale graduate Nick Doob ‘69 for a screening and discussion of four of his newly-preserved films. Doob began his filmmaking career during the summer of 1967, and in 2016 the Yale Film Study Center was awarded a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation to preserve three shorts Doob made while he was still a student at Yale: PLASTIC SAINTS (1967), COSTUMED DANCER (1968), and 42ND ST MOVIE (1968). The FSC also recently completed preservation of his feature-length documentary STREET MUSIC (1979), and all four films will have their preservation premieres at this event. 16mm prints from the Yale Film Archive.

A presentation of the Yale Film Study Center and Films at the Whitney with support from Paul L. Joskow ’70 M.Phil., ’72 Ph.D.

Admission: Free
Whitney Humanities Center
53 Wall Street
New Haven
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Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:00pm – 7:00pm

EOB Empowers

Sponsored by: Emmett O'Brien Technical High School

Empower Yourself: Members of the community aged 16 and up are invited to learn Do it Yourself techniques at Emmett O’Brien Technical High School in Ansonia.  Join us as we teach, along with Valley United Way and Griffin Hospital, Do it Yourself strategies to live healthy lifestyles. 

Workshops offered will include how to:
*Monitor your blood pressure and glucose levels
*Navigate community resources including 211
*Safely cook meals
*Check tire pressure and change a flat tire
*Install fire and carbon monoxide detectors
*Replace light switches
*Keep your boilers running effectively and safely
*Analyze the ingredients in your health and beauty care items
*Monitor your computer for viruses

For more information, call (203) 732-1800.

Admission: Free
Emmett O'Brien THS
141 Prindle Ave.
Ansonia
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Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Classic DEEP Purple Live Performed by Glenn Hughes

Sponsored by: Wall Street Theater

Glenn Hughes, former bassist and singer of Deep Purple, known to millions as the ‘Voice of Rock’, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and the current front man for rock super group Black Country Communion is pleased to announce that he will be performing Deep Purple only material with his “GLENN HUGHES PERFORMS CLASSIC DEEP PURPLE LIVE” nationwide US tour in August-Sept. 2018.

The tour promises to be dynamic, a turn-back-the-clocks, two-hour live extravaganza homage to his tenure in MK 3 and MK 4 incarnations of Deep Purple - one of music history’s most seminal and influential rock and roll groups. All tour dates will be announced shortly. With a Facebook following of a quarter million fans

As well as Glenn on lead vocals and bass guitar, the touring band also features Soren Anderson (guitar), Jesper Bo Hansen (keyboards) and Fernando Escobedo (drums)

Deep Purple took a quantum leap when the then 20-year-old Glenn Hughes was seconded from British funk-rock outfit Trapeze in mid-1973. As bassist and co-vocalist (with David Coverdale), he helped steer the legendary rock group in the progressive direction of Burn (1974), Stormbringer (1974) and Come Taste the Band (1975), while touring the world for three years.

His solo debut album Play Me Out (1977) preceded later albums with Black Sabbath and Gary Moore. The last 25 years have seen a rush of solo work and collaborations for the ‘Voice of Rock’ including mega hit America: What Time Is Love? with the KLF in 1992, appearances with Joe Satriani / G3 and four critically acclaimed top selling studio albums released between 2010 and 2018 with rock super group Black Country Communion featuring Joe Bonamassa, Derek Sherinian & Jason Bonham. Glenn was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 20l6 as a member of Deep Purple.

Taking a page and inspiration from the Blackmore/Coverdale/Hughes/Lord/Paice Deep Purple MK 3 California Jam and Made in Europe era, the upcoming live show features the Purple classics Burn, Stormbringer, Might Just Take Your Life and Mistreated, amongst others, plus tracks previously never performed live by the original MK 3 line-up.

Classic material from the Tommy Bolin MK 4 period is also featured, including Getting’ Tighter – Hughes’ funk rock extravaganza extraordinaire, plus the brooding Coverdale /Hughes masterpiece You Keep On Moving.

Deep Purple MK 2 hits Highway Star and Smoke on the Water are also featured, because, as Glenn points out, ‘’I did play both these numbers during my time with Purple and they were mainstays of the live set when I was in the band. As my manager pointed out to me, the first time Smoke on The Water was ever played live at Madison Square Garden was when David and I were in the band in 1974. I love singing Highway Star, too.”

Continues Glenn, “A few years back, I cut a barnstorming version of Highway Star for the Machine Head anniversary tribute album with my good friends Steve Vai and Chad Smith. I’m not playing anything on the forthcoming tour that I didn’t either play live or record in the studio with Purple.”

Admission: $40.00 - $45.00
Wall Street Theater
71 Wall Street
Norwalk
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Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:00am – 12:00pm

Chapel Haven Schleifer Center Open House

Sponsored by: Chapel Haven Schleifer Center

Our open houses are an ideal time to learn more about our programs and services, including overviews and tours of the REACH and Asperger Syndrome Adult Transition (ASAT) programs. For those interested in Chapel Haven West in Tucson, the open house is an ideal time to learn about the curriculum, meet students and staff and tour the Tucson campus.

Chapel Haven Schleifer Center is underway with a $41.5 million campus transformation. Come and tour the new REACH classroom and residential campus, a new Welcome Center and see the construction work underway on a new SAIL universal campus, where adults can live for a lifetime!

Pre-registration is kindly requested to help us plan:

Register here for open house at our New Haven, CT campus

Saturday, April 13, 2019, 10 a.m. to noon:
Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, Inc.
1040 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06515
Light breakfast, program overviews, campus tours

Register here

Interested in Chapel Haven West, in Tucson, AZ?

Please join us:
Saturday, April 13, 2019, 10 a.m. to noon (MST)
Chapel Haven West
1701 North Park Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85719
Light breakfast pool side, program overviews, campus tours,

Register here for Chapel Haven West Open House, Tucson, AZ

Questions? Call Christy Chandler, Director of Admissions, at (203) 397-1714, ext. 185 or cchandler@chapelhaven.org

Admission: Free/Please register
1040 Whalley Avenue
1040 Whalley Avenue
New Haven
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Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:00am – 12:00pm

Oxford PTO Shred & Clothing Drive

Sponsored by: Oxford PTO

The Oxford Parent Teacher Organization will hold a Clothing Drive and Shred It Day fundraiser at Oxford Center School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Shred Drive:
A truck from Secure Shred It will be at the school and will shred all documents on site. Oxford PTO encourages people to protect themselves and their families against identity theft by attending the event. People can destroy unwanted junk mail, old family papers, documents and confidential home/office papers safely and easily at the event. It is also a good way for people to recycle, PTO members say. People who cannot attend the event can still participate. Shredding prices start at $10 for more on how to do so, or for more information on the event, contact Lisa Suttile at mominxoxford4@me.com or call her at (203) 217-0500.

Clothing Drive:
The Oxford PTO will conduct its semi-annual clothing drive in conjunction with Shred It Day on Saturday & Sunday , April 13 & 14th all weekend at Oxford Center School GAZEBO, 462 Oxford Road (Route 67), Oxford.
PLEASE BE SURE BAGS ARE SEALED AND LEFT IN THE GAZEBO

Items being collected include gently used clothing (men, women, children), shoes, accessories (belts, pocketbooks, scarves, ties, hats), linens (bedding, curtains, tablecloths, towels), stuffed animals and toys (nothing breakable or too large).

All items should be placed in tightly sealed plastic garbage bags. Fragile items, as well as any books, large outdoor furniture, car seats or VCR tapes will not be accepted. Cleats that are donated need to be placed into a separate bag and marked accordingly.

Admission: Free
Oxford Center School
462 Oxford Rd
Oxford
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Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Adrian Belew

Sponsored by: Wall Street Theater

Adrian Belew is a legendary guitarist well-known for his diverse travels around the musical map. He is a multiinstrumentalist whose solo records are critically acclaimed. His moving singing voice and prolific songwriting has endeared a loyal fan base of music lovers. His music is being discovered everyday by more and more listeners thirsty for great music with a creative standard not often pushed by the commercial music industry.

For more than a decade the Adrian Belew Power Trio stunned audiences around the world.
Now Adrian is ready to re-invent his live show with a new quartet which includes Jordan Perlson on drums, Saul Zonana on keyboards, guitar, and vocals, and bassist extraordinaire Julie Slick.

The tour dates will be in support of Adrian’s newest release “POP-SIDED”, coming March 2019. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy master musicians playing great songs and having a ball!

Adrian describes the show as, “a more complete picture of most things I’ve done. More songs, new songs from the award-winning FLUX app, King Crimson material I haven’t played for years, and a dose of classic Power Trio. It’s my intention to make this the best Adrian Belew show ever!”

Adrian first appeared on the guitar-world radar when he toured with Frank Zappa who later said, “Adrian reinvented electric guitar”. Adrian’s signature tones, unique use of effects and whammy bar remains completely different, and his techniques continue to be a huge influence on today’s guitarists. He was guitarist, songwriter and frontman Progressive Rock Powerhouse King Crimson for over 30 years. “Discipline”, Adrian’s first record with King Crimson, is listed among the most important rock records ever made.

Admission: $25.00 - $40.00
Wall Street Theater
71 Wall Street
Norwalk
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Sun Apr 7, 2019 2:00pm

The Hustler

Sponsored by: Treasures from the Yale Film Archive

Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, and George C. Scott star in THE HUSTLER, Robert Rossen’s “hymn to the last true era when men of substance played pool with a vengeance” (Derek Adams). This classic garnered nine Academy Award nominations with wins for art direction and cinematography, and it was added to the National Film Registry in 1997. 35mm print from the Yale Film Archive.

A presentation of the Yale Film Study Center and Films at the Whitney with support from Paul L. Joskow ’70 M.Phil., ’72 Ph.D.

Admission: Free
Whitney Humanities Center
53 Wall Street
New Haven
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Sun Apr 7, 2019 2:00pm

Detox the Mind: The Art of Meditation

Sponsored by: Odiyana Meditation Center

Detox the Mind: The Art of Meditation at the Ely Center of Contemporary Art, 51 Trumbull Street, New Haven, with Resident Teacher, Gen Khyenwang, of Odiyana Center.  Monthly Sunday Classes from 2-3pm: Feb 10th, March 17th, April 7th and May 12th. Take time to let go of stress and tension. Practice the art of meditation, the means to cultivating a clear, happy mind and a good heart. Meditations will be guided and brief advice shared on how to maintain a positive, peaceful mind in daily life. Cost: $10 per class- No one turned away for lack of funds.  Info at: meditationinconnecticut.org or call 860-266-6041.

Admission: $10
Ely Center
51 Trumbull Street
New Haven
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Fri Apr 5, 2019 7:30pm

CT Folk’s Auditions Night

Sponsored by: CT Folk

Eight musicians or groups selected from a competitive pool of applicants will perform for a chance at landing a slot in the 2019 CT Folk Festival. The audience participates in the selection process by completing feedback sheets. It’s like a mini folk festival!

Admission: $25/$20 in advance
First Presbyterian Community Hall
704 Whitney Ave
New Haven
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Fri Apr 5, 2019 9:59am – 2:59pm

American Job Search Career Coach: Job Search Assistance

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

This class is open for registrations or “walk-ins.”  The Career Coach provides free computer and internet access for job related activities.  CT Works staff offer suggestions of the more popular internet job search sites as well as resume critique for those with existing resumes.

Free.  Registration is requested online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Thu Apr 4 – Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:00am – 12:00pm

Silver Sluggers with Rich Marazzi

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Weekly sessions will be held throughout the baseball season.  These sessions are facilitated by radio talk show host, author and Major League Baseball Consultant, Rich Marazzi.  Each session will include trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.  All ages, from rookies thru veterans, are invited to join Rich and his Silver Sluggers.  No registration required. Free. Drop in.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Mon Apr 1, 2019 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Kindness Rocks: Create, Hide, Find and Inspire

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Adults and teens 12 and over are welcome.

Take part in The Kindness Project, a trend where people paint rocks and hide them around town for others to find as an act of random kindness. Newcomers and experienced “rockers” alike please bring a smooth, palm-sized rock to paint; all other supplies will be provided. We will have ideas for designs to create, but you’re encouraged to bring your own design if you choose!

Seating is limited to 20 so registration is required beginning
February 25 online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:30pm

HSQ and Friends: Piano Masterworks 

Sponsored by: Music Haven

The Haven String Quartet will be joined by Music Haven Resident Violinist Patrick Doane and renowned Grammy-nominated pianist Andrius Žlabys for their third series concert featuring the soaring and timeless Brahms B major Piano Trio, the explosive Franck Piano Quintet, as well as the East Coast Premiere of Andrius Žlabys’ “Movement for String Quartet and Piano.” Written when the composer was a mere 20 years old, Brahms’ B Major Piano trio comes from a period of great personal and musical growth; the composer recently befriended Robert and Clara Schumann as well as famed composers Berlioz and Liszt, and had begun traveling around Europe presenting his compositions to great success. Known for it’s soaring lines, exuberance, and deep beauty, Brahms returned to the work some 35 years later with thorough revisions, and the trio is a true blend of Brahms’ youthful vigor and masterful nuance. Franck’s Piano Quintet in F Minor, dedicated to his dear friend and composer Saint-Saëns, is full of fiery drama, and is one of Franck’s most frequently performed pieces. Lauded at it’s premiere, critics hailed the work for its “torrid emotional power,” and its “disturbing vitality.”

Admission: Free
Unitarian Society of New Haven
700 Hartford Turnpike
Hamden
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Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Twelfth Night

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

Separated from her twin brother in a shipwreck, Viola disguises herself as a man and falls in love with her new employer Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Cesario, who’s really Viola. And that’s before Sebastian washes ashore in search of his missing sister. In director Carl Cofield’s vibrant Afro-futurist production, Shakespeare’s most wonderful romantic comedy brims with music and dances to the heartbeat of unrequited love.

Twelfth Night is Yale Rep’s 2018–19 WILL POWER! production. The run includes 10:15AM performances on April 2, 3, and 4 2019, available to high school groups. For information on WILL POWER! performances, please call 203.432.9734 at yalerep@yale.edu.

Admission: $12-$98
Yale University Theatre
222 York Street
New Haven
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Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Money Smart Week: 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 a simple way to increase your social security income by 32 %.  Learn when the right time is to start taking your Social Security, how the new claiming rules will affect you, hidden benefits you may have from a former or deceased spouse, and the benefits of “switches.” While the program is targeted for pre-retirees, ages 60-66, the general public is welcome to attend. No company specific products will be discussed, and there will be no sales or solicitations allowed– just information that you should know.

Maximum attendance is 35 so registration is requested beginning February 25 online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

About Money Smart Week: Since 2010, the American Library Association has partnered with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to present financial literacy programming to help members of our community better manage their personal finances. Visit the Money Smart Week home page of the Federal Reserve Bank (Chicago) for additional details about Money Smart Week.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Chocolate to the Rescue!

Sponsored by: Columbus House

Join us at the beautiful Inn at Middletown for Columbus House’s 17th Annual Chocolate to the Rescue and support our Middlesex Family Shelter while you: sample mouthwatering chocolate delicacies from local chocolatiers, bakeries, restaurants, and caterers; observe judging from a panel of culinary experts; bid on an array of silent auction items; vote for your favorite chocolate creation; and more!

Admission: $35.00
Inn at Middletown
70 Main Street
Middletown
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Sat Mar 23 – Sat Apr 6, 2019 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Twelfth Night

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

Separated from her twin brother in a shipwreck, Viola disguises herself as a man and falls in love with her new employer Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Cesario, who’s really Viola. And that’s before Sebastian washes ashore in search of his missing sister. In director Carl Cofield’s vibrant Afro-futurist production, Shakespeare’s most wonderful romantic comedy brims with music and dances to the heartbeat of unrequited love.

Twelfth Night is Yale Rep’s 2018–19 WILL POWER! production. The run includes 10:15AM performances on April 2, 3, and 4 2019, available to high school groups. For information on WILL POWER! performances, please call 203.432.9734 at yalerep@yale.edu.

Admission: $12-$98
Yale University Theatre
222 York Street
New Haven
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Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:29pm – 7:29pm

Spring Garden Prep Workshop by Massaro Community Farm

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Spring is coming and that means you should start thinking green!  Join Farmers Becca and Dan from Massaro Community Farm as they talk about best practices to get yourself ready for gardening this spring. This workshop will cover starting your own seeds, caring for and transplanting seedlings, preparing your garden bed, and more.

Seating is limited so registration is required beginning February 20 online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:00pm

Detox the Mind: The Art of Meditation

Sponsored by: Odiyana Meditation Center

Detox the Mind: The Art of Meditation at the Ely Center of Contemporary Art, 51 Trumbull Street, New Haven, with Resident Teacher, Gen Khyenwang, of Odiyana Center.  Monthly Sunday Classes from 2-3pm: Feb 10th, March 17th, April 7th and May 12th. Practice the art of meditation, the means to cultivating a clear, happy mind and a good heart. Meditations will be guided and brief advice shared on how to maintain a positive, peaceful mind in daily life. Cost: $10 per class- No one turned away for lack of funds.  Info at: meditationinconnecticut.org or call 860-266-6041.

Admission: $10
Ely Center
51 Trumbull Street
New Haven
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Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:00pm – 10:00pm

The Marshall Tucker Band

Sponsored by: Wall Street Theater

In the early fall of 1973, The Marshall Tucker Band was still a young and hungry group out to prove themselves every time they hit the stage. “We were a bunch of young guys who didn’t know any boundaries,” says founding member and longtime lead singer Doug Gray. As it turned out, the collective talents of The Marshall Tucker Band took them very far indeed.

Today, the band records on its own RAMBLIN’ RECORDS Label (distributed by Sony/RED) and continues to release new and previously unreleased material. Still led today by founding member and lead singer Doug Gray, they represent a time and place in music that will never be duplicated. Gray is quick to credit the band’s current dynamic members with carrying on the timeless essence of The Marshall Tucker Band sound. Current members include the highly respected drummer B.B. Borden, a former member of both Mother’s Finest and The Outlaws, multi instrumentalist Marcus Henderson of Macon, Georgia, plays flute, saxophone and keyboards in addition to lead and background vocals, Pat Elwood on bass guitar, and Rick Willis on lead guitar and vocals, both of Spartanburg SC, are disciples of the Caldwell Brothers. Acclaimed lead guitarist and vocalist Chris Hicks recently rejoined the band after a two-year absence. Together they present a powerful stage presence as they continue to tour the country and continue to be powerful force in the world of music.

The Marshall Tucker Band got its start in Spartanburg, S.C. when Gray teamed up with Tommy Caldwell and Toy Caldwell, Paul T. Riddle, George McCorkle and Jerry Eubanks, borrowing the name “Marshall Tucker” from a piano tuner whose name was found on a key ring in their old rehearsal space. In 1972, they signed with Capricorn Records, the same label that guided The Allman Brothers Band, Wet Willie, and others to national fame. The MTB opened shows for The Allman Brothers in 1973, and the following year, they began to headline their own shows across America due to the platinum-plus sales of their debut album. They toured constantly playing sheds, stadiums, theaters, fairs, and festivals.

In years to come, The Marshall Tucker Band would wow critics and influence major country acts like Alabama, The Kentucky Headhunters, Confederate Railroad, and Travis Tritt with its definitive blend of rock, rhythm & blues, jazz, country, and gospel. Now, thanks to the expanding scope of today’s music, a new generation of fans is learning what the rest of their fans have known for so long- that good music knows no boundaries. Along the way, the band has recorded 22 studio albums, three DVDs, three live albums and many compilations.
In 1980, Tommy Caldwell died as a result of injuries from an auto accident. In 1984, Toy Caldwell, George McCorkle, and Paul Riddle decided to retire. Doug Gray and Jerry Eubanks with the blessings of the other three continued to record and perform as The Marshall Tucker Band. 1n 1993 Toy Caldwell, who wrote the majority of their songs, passed away, as did George McCorkle in 2007. Jerry Eubanks retired in 1996 and Doug Gray continues to lead the current band of fine musicians winning new young fans as well as satisfying the loyal fans of several generations.

Admission: $45.00 - $75.00
Wall Street Theater
71 Wall Street
Norwalk
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Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:30am – 1:30pm

Meet & greet with sculptor Beckie Kravetz at her BEKI mask exhibition

Sponsored by: Congregation Beth El – Keser Israel (BEKI)

Work by Beckie Kravetz, a sculptor and mask-maker, will be on display at Beth El – Keser Israel in New Haven from January 30 to March 31. The exhibit will feature Purim-themed masks as well as other theatrical and art masks.
On Saturday, March 16 Kravetz will be at BEKI for a meet and greet at 12:30 pm, following services and the weekly luncheon. Sabbath rules will be observed.

Kravetz studied at the Yale School of Drama, Taller de Madera in Guatemala, the Instituto Allende in Mexico, and the Centro Maschere e Strutture Gestuali in Italy. In 2001, she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study wood carving, ritual masks and puppets in Spain.

Her masks and sculptures have been exhibited at the Jewish Community Museum of San Francisco, Metropolitan Opera Gallery and Lincoln Center Library, Roark Gallery and Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (Los Angeles), Tansey Contemporary, Downey and Shidoni Galleries (Santa Fe), Gallery 10 and Minds Eye Gallery (Scottsdale), Tucson Museum of Art, and the Museo del Títere (puppet museum) in Cádiz, Spain.

In addition to her visual art, Kravetz designs theatrical wigs and makeup. In a career spanning more than 30 years, she has helped transform the faces of scores of opera singers, including Placido Domingo. She created makeup and masks for opera-themed Nike and Pepsi commercials featuring Charles Barkley and Michael Jackson, and contributed masks to the Disney film The Haunted Mansion and an ad campaign for Max Factor that featured Madonna.

At her studio in Cummington, Massachusetts, www.BKSculptureStudio.com, Kravetz creates both theater and fine art masks. Her designs include classic Commedia and Greek theater masks, realistic human faces, portrait masks, neutral masks, opera masks, Purim masks, cosplay masks, animal masks and fantasy creatures. Her sculpture includes figures and busts in bronze, ceramic and mixed media.

Congregation Beth El - Keser Israel, 85 Harrison St. at the corner of Whalley Avenue, New Haven.  203.389.2108, https://www.beki.org

Admission: Free
Congregation Beth El – Keser Israel (BEKI)
85 Harrison St at Whalley Ave
NEW HAVEN
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Fri Mar 15 – Sat Apr 6, 2019 8:00pm – 10:30pm

Twelfth Night

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

Separated from her twin brother in a shipwreck, Viola disguises herself as a man and falls in love with her new employer Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Cesario, who’s really Viola. And that’s before Sebastian washes ashore in search of his missing sister. In director Carl Cofield’s vibrant Afro-futurist production, Shakespeare’s most wonderful romantic comedy brims with music and dances to the heartbeat of unrequited love.

Twelfth Night is Yale Rep’s 2018–19 WILL POWER! production. The run includes 10:15AM performances on April 2, 3, and 4 2019, available to high school groups. For information on WILL POWER! performances, please call 203.432.9734 at yalerep@yale.edu.

Admission: $12-$98
Yale University Theatre
222 York Street
New Haven
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Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:00am – 3:00pm

Career Coach: Using Social Networking in your Job Search

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Two sessions available: 10AM-noon ad 1PM-3PM. Career Coach staff focus on the increasing necessity for an online presence to be a credible employment candidate in the current hiring environment.  Emphasis is on the most popular social networking sites and how to use the resources and tools of those sites.

Free.  Registration is requested online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:30pm – 7:30pm

An Evening with Classical Guitarist FRANCESCO BARONE

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Award winning guitarist Francesco Barone will present a recital of guitar music from Eastern and Western Europe. The first half of the program will feature the music of Western Europe, including Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Tarentella as well as lute suite by Johann Sebastian Bach, whose works are known to represent the regional styles Italy, France and Germany. The second half will include music of Eastern Europe, including the Ballads Suite by Russian composer Nikita Koshkin.

Francesco has performed throughout the Northeast United States and in Italy as a soloist and chamber musician. He has been featured on a La Bella Strings sponsored concert, was a prizewinner in the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Competition and has had performances broadcasted on NPR. He received a MM from and is a current DMA candidate at The Hartt School, where he studies under Professor Emeritus of Guitar Richard Provost and holds a BM from Temple University.

Space is limited so registration is required beginning February 12 online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Tue Mar 5, 2019 6:30pm – 7:30pm

SNOW DATE FOR WINTER WELLNESS

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Presenter Deana Rae, CHHC, CHLC, explains essential oil safety, which oils are best for immune support, and how they can be easily added to any daily routine. Each attendee will receive helpful literature and a customized spray blend specifically for immune support to take home. Max 20 attendees.

Registration is required beginning January 2 online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482. Snow date: Tuesday, March 5.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Sun Mar 3, 2019 2:00pm

Jafar Panahi’s The Circle

Sponsored by: Treasures from the Yale Film Archive

Jafar Panahi weaves together tales of women’s daily struggles in THE CIRCLE, described by Desson Thomas as “a memorable and devastating indictment of the oppression facing many women in Iran.” In the words of Lisa Schwarzbaum, Pahani “graduates to a new elegance of vocabulary” with the film, which “circles the heart of noisy, modern Tehran with an informal, documentary-like freedom that is thrilling in its naturalism.” Banned in Iran, THE CIRCLE won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 2000. 35mm print from the Yale Film Archive.

A presentation of the Yale Film Study Center and Films at the Whitney with support from Paul L. Joskow ’70 M.Phil., ’72 Ph.D.

Admission: Free
Whitney Humanities Center
53 Wall Street
New Haven
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Fri Mar 1, 2019 7:30pm

CT Folk presents The Black Feathers

Sponsored by: CT Folk

The Black Feathers, Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, are an Americana, Folk, and Acoustic Indie Rock duo from the UK, where they have toured extensively. The US has embraced their songwriting and harmonies as well. Their gorgeous CDs have enjoyed critical acclaim. They were selected to play a Formal Showcase for the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference in 2018.

Admission: $25/$20 in advance
First Presbyterian Community Hall
704 Whitney Ave
New Haven
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Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Teen Maker Space

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

This event is for ages 12-17.  Available resources include 3D design programs, 3D printer, 3D doodle pens, Legos and more!

Light refreshments will be provided.  Registration is requested!

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:30pm

The Life and Soul of Aretha Franklin

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

On February 27 at 6:30pm at Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave.,Professor of Music Brian Q. Torff will trace the evolution of Soul music from its gospel roots to the ground-breaking crossover work of Ray Charles, James Brown and Sam Cooke. The incredible life of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, will be presented from her early gospel roots in her father’s church to super stardom, while representing women and freedom in the bold light of American popular music.
Brian Q. Torff is a bassist, composer, author, and educator.  Currently he is a Professor of Music at Fairfield University.  He has performed at the White House, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and Birdland.  Torff performs at jazz festivals throughout the United States.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:30pm – 1:30pm

February Lunchtime Book Discussion

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

The featured book is “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng, a winner of multiple awards including Amazon’s Best novel of 2017, Goodreads Reader’s choice award 2017, best book of the year by NPR, and more.

Soon to be a TV miniseries, starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, this is a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.

The Richardson family lives in the planned community of Shaker Heights, Ohio—a place of wealth, comfort, and stability. When a single mother, and her fifteen year old daughter, rent a house in the area, their very different lives will merge with those of the Richardson family and begin to contort the carefully laid lattice that supports their views.

Lunchtime Book Discussions are held the last Wednesday of the month and are free and open to the public. Multiple copies of the book will be available at the circulations desk.  Drop-ins are welcome—no registration required.  For further information contact the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:30pm – 7:30pm

EVENING BOOK CLUB

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

307 HAWTHORNE AVE.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE.
Derby
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Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:29pm – 7:29pm

Make Spa Products with Essential Oils Workshop

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Presenter, Deana Rae, CHHC, CHLC, explains the benefits of using natural products as well as how to make spa products with natural/organic ingredients and top quality essential oils. Each attendee will receive simple DIY recipes and be able to create and take home their own spa.

Registration is required beginning January 28 online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482. Snow date: Tuesday, March 5.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Music from the Heart

Sponsored by: New Haven Chorale

This concert will feature the works of contemporary composers such as Rudoi, Lange, Elder, Barnum, Strope, and Ticheli, along with moving spirituals, a choral premiere by Composer-in-Residence Josh Sparkman, and an audience sing-along.  We intend to fill your heart with joy and have you tapping your toes.  Children are most welcome!

Admission: $25, $20, $0
Bethesda Lutheran Church
450 Whitney Avenue
New Haven
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Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:00pm

45th People’s World African American History Event

Sponsored by: CT People's World Committee

People’s World 45th Annual African American History Month Celebration.  The Great Migration: Then and Now.  Fleeing terror - Searching for jobs and equality.
Sunday, February 24. March from the Peoples Center to Troup School begins at 37 Howe St at 2:30 pm.  Event at Troup School begins at 4:00 pm at 259 Edgewood Ave.  Keynote speaker Chauncey K. Robinson, People’s World social media editor and staff writer.  Remarks by Sandra Clark, NHPS.  Presentation of prizes, arts and writing competition.  Drimming by Brian Jarawa Gray.  African Dancers and Ide the Beef youth.  A donation of $5 or what you can is appreciated.

Admission: $5 or what you can
Troup School
159 Edgewood Ave
New Haven
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Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:30am – 11:00am

Winter Animal Tracking Class

Sponsored by: Branford Land Trust

This is not just a walk in the woods! The Branford Land Trust’s popular Animal Tracking classes are led by enthusiastic naturalists Tom Cleveland and Chris Woerner each winter. Come learn how to recognize animal footprints and other signs of their passage through the woods during two Animal Tracking Classes scheduled for Saturday, January 26 and Saturday, February 23 from 9:30 to 11am at the Lake Saltonstall Recreational Area. We’ll hope for snow, but it will be fun even without it!

Please wear appropriate dress and comfortable, supportive walking shoes. Bring water. Walking sticks welcome. We’ll meet at the fishing area parking lot off of Hosley Avenue in Branford. The address is 100 Hosley Avenue and it is located approximately halfway down Hosley Avenue off of Route 1 to the south and Brushy Plain Road to the north.

Expect moderate terrain, some sloping trails and inclines, rocky underfooting. Parents should be prepared to carry younger children if they get tired.

Bad Weather dates: January 27 and February 24. Watch our Facebook page for possible schedule changes. For questions please call Tom Cleveland @ 203-981-9040.

The Branford Land Trust is a non-profit organization, celebrating more than 50 years of protecting Branford’s open space and natural resources. This annual event is free and open to the public. For updated information, visit www.branfordlandtrust.org.

Admission: Free
Lake Saltonstall Recreational Area
100 Hosley Avenue
Branford
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Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:00am

Transgender 101

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

You’ve probably been hearing the word “transgender” recently.  Do you really know what it means?  Here’s your chance to learn.  Join Jill Celentano for a comfortable and informal presentation to learn what it means to be transgender.  This presentation will take place at Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave. on February 23 at 11 am.  In case of bad weather, the presentation will be held on March 2 at 11am. Jill will discuss the coming out process, the transition process, the acceptance process, plus right and wrong questions to ask other transgender people.
Jillian is a 58 year old transgender woman who transitioned 3 years ago.  She is an advocate for the transgender community, speaks at various venues across New England, including support groups, medical centers and hospitals.  She is a GSA instructor at a high school in New Haven, has organized a support group for transgender youth, and is a member of Stonewall Speakers. Jill has returned to college and is studying             psychology at the Master degree level.  Her goal is to counsel primarily trans youth and adults.  She is currently interning at the Yale Gender Program in New Haven.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:00am – 12:00pm

“Government Benefits and How They Can Help Special Needs Families”

Sponsored by: Chapel Haven Schleifer Center

The Chapel Haven Family Association presents “Government Benefits and How They Can Help Special Needs Families” with noted presenter Michael Beloff Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Following the workshop and time for Q&A, join us for a tour of Chapel Haven’s newly constructed REACH residential and classroom campus.

This event takes place at Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, 1040 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT and is free but reservations are required.

Register here

The workshop will be led by Michael Beloff, CFP®, a Chartered Special Needs Consultant (ChSNC®) and the parent of a son with autism. Michael is a noted speaker on the topic of special needs planning at both national and local venues including the National Autism Association, the Connecticut Down Syndrome Congress, the Autism Society of America, the US Autism and Asperger Association and COPAA. He will discuss in clear, concise language how to qualify for, and the differences between, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid, Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Medicare. He also will discuss how the ABLE legislation is being made accessible to families, including in CT.

Questions? Please contact Catherine DeCarlo, Vice President, Admissions and Marketing, at (203) 397-1714, ext. 148 or cdecarlo@chapelhaven.org

More about our speaker:
Michael Beloff, CFP® is a Wealth Advisor at Stratos Wealth Management. Inspired by his son with Autism, Michael has become a Chartered Special Needs Consultant (ChSNC®) with extensive training and continuing education on the complex topics and particular challenges of caring for a dependent with special needs, including the constant changes in federal and state laws. Michael is a board member and Treasurer of Abilis, a non-profit organization serving intellectually and developmentally disabled individuals in lower Fairfield county and is a member of the First Selectman’s Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities in Greenwich. He lives in Greenwich with his wife Deborah and son Ben.

Admission: Free/Please register
1040 Whalley Avenue
1040 Whalley Avenue
New Haven
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Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:00pm – 11:30pm

Bronze Radio Return Tour

Sponsored by: Bronze Radio Return

Alt/indie band Bronze Radio Return is back on the road in 2019 with new music! Grab a pair of tickets for you and a friend and listen to their new music here >> BronzeRadio.lnk.to/ReadyToGo

Admission: $20 - $23
The Warehouse at FTC
70 Sanford St
Fairfield
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Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:30pm

Gus Van Sant’s Milk

Sponsored by: Treasures from the Yale Film Archive

Join us for a screening of Gus Van Sant’s 2008 biopic MILK, followed by a discussion with Professor Laura Wexler. Sean Penn stars as the barrier-breaking “mayor of Castro Street,” with strong supporting work from Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, and Diego Luna. Called by Colin Covert “a passionate history lesson, a broadside in favor of gay rights, and the engaging story of one flawed but courageous man,” MILK received eight Academy Award nominations, with wins for acting (Penn) and writing (Dustin Lance Black). 35mm print from the Yale Film Archive.

This “Democracy in America” and “Treasures from the Yale Film Archive” screening is presented by 320 York Humanities, Films at the Whitney, and the Yale Film Study Center with support from Paul L. Joskow ’70 M.Phil., ’72 Ph.D.

Admission: Free
Whitney Humanities Center
53 Wall Street
New Haven
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Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:30pm – 7:30pm

THE VALLEY IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

307 HAWTHORNE AVE.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE.
Derby
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Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:00pm – 2:00pm

READ to OLLIE (Ages 5-11)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; you may register at the More Info. link below, or at the library web site.

Children ages 5-11 are welcome to be part of the popular B.A.R.K. program here at the library. This is a great opportunity for beginner or reluctant readers - as well as experienced readers - to build confidence, enhance literary skills achieved during the school year, and develop a love of reading.

Children will be given a 20 minute time slot to read and may select a book from Ollie’s Book Picks to share with him for the program.

Admission: Free
CHILDREN'S ROOM
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:29pm – 12:59pm

WOMEN’S FORUM

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

307 HAWTHORNE AVE.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE.
Derby
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Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:00pm

The City of Lost Children

Sponsored by: Treasures from the Yale Film Archive

A mad scientist steals the dreams of children in Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN. Described as a “macabre fairy tale” (Steven Rea), a “dark phantasmagoria” (Peter Stack), and “a fable of longing and danger” (Kevin Thomas), THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN gave Ron Perlman his first leading film role and features music by Angelo Badalamenti and costumes by Jean-Paul Gaultier. 35mm print from the Yale Film Archive.

A presentation of the Yale Film Study Center and Films at the Whitney with support from Paul L. Joskow ’70 M.Phil., ’72 Ph.D.

Admission: Free
Whitney Humanities Center
53 Wall Street
New Haven
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Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:00am

Celebrate the Year of the Pig at Lunarfest 2019

Sponsored by: New Haven Museum, Council on East Asian Studies at Yale U. and Yale-China Association

Celebrate the Year of the Pig in New Haven as the New Haven Museum teams with the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University and the Yale-China Association for Lunarfest 2019. The event offers activities and programs for all ages featuring food, art, music, literature, and dance. All activities are free and open to the public. The inclement weather date will be February 23, 2019.

Lunarfest begins at 10:00 a.m. with a colorful lion dance and performances on Whitney Avenue, between Grove Street and Trumbull Street, and onto Audubon Street.

The fun moves indoors at 1 p.m. Activities include children’s arts and crafts; calligraphy; music; dance lessons, paper-lantern making; language classes; cooking demonstrations; poetry; theatre; exhibits, and more. 

Activities will be offered at nine locations: New Haven Museum (114 Whitney Ave.), The Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University, Luce Hall (34 Hillhouse Ave), and the Yale-China Association (442 Temple St); Neighborhood Music School (100 Audubon Street); Creative Arts Workshop (80 Audubon Street); Ely Center of Contemporary Art (51 Trumbull Street); Affinity Federal Credit Union (55 Whitney Ave.); Yale University Office of International Students and Scholars (421 Temple St.), and all five branches of the New Haven Free Public Library (http://nhfpl.org/locations-hours/).

For more information, or to register, please visit www.yalechina.org/lunarfest, email lunarfest@yalechina.org, or call 203-432-3427.

Admission: free
multiple locations
114 Whitney Ave
New Haven
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Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Almost Queen

Sponsored by: Wall Street Theater

THE most authentic QUEEN live show since the days of QUEEN themselves. A deliberate four piece band, Almost Queen delivers a live performance showcasing signature four part harmonies and intricate musical interludes. Donning genuine costumes, Almost Queen recaptures the live energy and precision that is the ultimate Queen experience.

Link To Purchase Tickets
https://wallstreettheater.ticketfly.com/event/1811608-almost-queen-norwalk/

Admission: $15.00 - $39.00
Wall Street Theater
71 Wall Street
Norwalk
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Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:00am – 3:00pm

American Job Search Career Coach: Job Search Assistance

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Two sessions available: 10AM-Noon and 1PM-3PM. The Career Coach provides free computer and internet access for job related activities.  CT Works staff offer suggestions of the more popular internet job search sites as well as resume critique for those with existing resumes.

Free.  Registration is requested online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Thu Feb 14 – Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:00pm – 9:00pm

WHAT REMAINS

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

Direction and choreography by Will Rawls
Text by Claudia Rankine

Bessie Award-winning choreographer Will Rawls and best-selling poet and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Claudia Rankine team up for a unique live performance. Layered with poetry, dance, and music, What Remains exposes society’s role in the disturbance and murder of its black citizens and responds with a resonant, ghostly chorus.

Admission: $25-50
Iseman Theater
1156 Chapel St
New Haven
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Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:00am – 8:00pm

Singing Valentines

Sponsored by: Coastal Chordsmen

Tuxedoed Coastal Chordsmen quartets will sing to designated loved ones in Fairfield and New Haven Counties. A Singing Valentine includes a song, card, chocolate lollipop, and rose for $60, a dozen roses for $90. A virtual quartet will be sent on YouTube for $20, but get that reservation in at least a week beforehand. Proceeds help support student scholarships and charitable organizations. To order call 203-816-0462.

Admission: $60-$90
New Haven and Fairfield Counties
New Haven and Fairfield Counties
New Haven and Fairfield Counties
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Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Pre-Valentine’s Potluck

Sponsored by: Massaro Community Farm and Woodbridge Town Library

Join us February 13th at the Woodbridge Town Library Meeting Room from 6:00pm-8:00pm for a Pre-Valentine’s Potluck!  Come celebrate your love of local, healthy food with friends and neighbors in our community.  Bring a dish (savory or sweet) to share, it’s recipe, and serving utensils.  And if you can, please also bring your own plate, bowl, cup, napkin, and utensils to lessen our waste at the event.  We will bring the drinks, as well some disposable plates, napkins and utensils for those who have not brought their own. Register through the Woodbridge Town Library website before space fills up!

Admission: Free
Woodbridge Town Library Meeting Room
10 Newton Rd
Woodbridge
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Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Good Faith

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

Can the stories of a small American city tell the truth of an entire nation? In 2009, the Supreme Court ruled that the City of New Haven violated the civil rights of a group of firefighters who were passed over for promotion. Two national election cycles later, the lead plaintiff, now an instructor at the Fire Academy, schools new recruits on the methods and values of the department. Across town in a Greek diner, two former Fire Department colleagues continue to debate the personal and political impact of the decision. Through distinct, at times directly oppositional, individual voices, Good Faith reveals the soul of New Haven.

Good Faith, a play inspired by the landmark labor case Ricci v. DeStefano, is an imaginative response to transcripts, interviews, and the many histories of New Haven.

Admission: $12-$98
Yale Repertory Theatre
1120 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Yesterday’s Headlines

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

This event is presented by Rob Novak. Participants will be taken back to 1919, 1944, and 1969 to see what was happening locally 100, 75, and 50 years ago in the Valley.

Rob is the past Director of Derby Historical Society and the City of Shelton’s Municipal Historian. In addition he has authored four books through Arcadia Publications, and has been a popular historical columnist. Co-sponsored with the Derby Historical Society.

Space is limited so registration is required beginning January 15 online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:00pm

America’s Peculiar Mix of Populism and Plutocracy — and Why It’s Perilous

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

Join us for this year-long series in partnership with Yale University’s Public Humanities department. This week’s presenter is Jacob Hacker, Professor of Political Science, Yale University

Admission: Free
Ives Main Library
133 Elm Street
New Haven
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Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Snow date for Oscar Talk with Joe Meyers

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Join the discussion about this year’s nominees for the upcoming Academy Awards with Joe Meyers who wrote about movies, theater and books for the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.

Space is limited so registration is required beginning January 7 online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482
Snow date: Monday, February 11, 6:30 p.m.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:00am

MUSICAL MONDAYS (Ages 2-6)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; to register, you may go to the “More Info.” link below, or the library web site. 

The library invites children ages 2-6 along with a caregiver to bring a little music into their world during this interactive music and movement program presented by Sandi Schuchmann, who also presents our Turn It Up! ongoing event.  There is no fee to attend, and it is suggested that participants wear comfortable clothing.

Admission: Free
MEETING ROOM
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:00pm

Detox the Mind: The Art of Meditation

Sponsored by: Odiyana Meditation Center

Detox the Mind: The Art of Meditation at the Ely Center of Contemporary Art, 51 Trumbull Street, New Haven, with Resident Teacher, Gen Khyenwang, of Odiyana Center.  Monthly Sunday Classes from 2-3pm: Feb 10th, March 17th, April 7th and May 12th. Practice the art of meditation, the means to cultivating a clear, happy mind and a good heart. Meditations will be guided and brief advice shared on how to maintain a positive, peaceful mind in daily life. Cost: $10 per class- No one turned away for lack of funds.  Info at: meditationinconnecticut.org or call 860-266-6041.

Admission: $10
Ely Center
51 Trumbull Street
New Haven
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Sat Feb 9 – Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Good Faith

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

Can the stories of a small American city tell the truth of an entire nation? In 2009, the Supreme Court ruled that the City of New Haven violated the civil rights of a group of firefighters who were passed over for promotion. Two national election cycles later, the lead plaintiff, now an instructor at the Fire Academy, schools new recruits on the methods and values of the department. Across town in a Greek diner, two former Fire Department colleagues continue to debate the personal and political impact of the decision. Through distinct, at times directly oppositional, individual voices, Good Faith reveals the soul of New Haven.

Good Faith, a play inspired by the landmark labor case Ricci v. DeStefano, is an imaginative response to transcripts, interviews, and the many histories of New Haven.

Admission: $12-$98
Yale Repertory Theatre
1120 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Sat Feb 9, 2019 11:00am

Chocolate Truffles

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

If you simply love chocolate and cooking and would like to learn to make some elegant desserts and chocolates, come to a lecture/demonstration entitled Basics of Chocolate Truffle Making presented by the Milford Public Library on February 9 at 11am. 
The lecture will include some basic information about chocolate, the various types, and how to work with it. Samples and recipes will include several different types of truffle candies, perfect for giving your loved one on Valentine’s Day.
Maria Brandriff is the former Assistant Director of the Cheshire Public Library, where she was in charge of public programming.  Ms. Brandriff’s interest in fine cooking and baking came from growing up in a Ukrainian household where Viennese-inspired tortes and confections dominated every holiday.  Since then, Ms. Brandriff has experimented with the traditional recipes and has come up with her own variations.  She has also become more and more involved with the intricacies of working with chocolate. At holiday time she produces hundreds of chocolate truffle candies, which she shares with family and friends.  Ms. Brandriff completed the Certificate of Gastronomy program at the University of New Haven in 2003.  In early 2004 she had the opportunity to travel to the city of Arles in France for an intensive 3 day apprenticeship with a noted Provencal chocolatier. Ms Brandriff has also been the featured chef at the Chef’s Table series at Zinc Restaurant in New Haven.
Although this program is free and open to the public, pre-registration is necessary, as attendance is limited to 50 participants.  Please call the library at 203-783-3292 for further information or to register.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Thu Feb 7, 2019 5:29pm – 7:29pm

DINNER AND A MOVIE (AGES 18 +)

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

307 HAWTHORNE AVE.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE.
Derby
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Thu Feb 7 – Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:45pm

Transforming Lives: Chapel Haven art exhibit at Madison Arts Cinema

Sponsored by: Madison Arts Cinema with Chapel Haven

Chapel Haven Schleifer Center is proud to announce “Chapel Haven: Transforming Lives,” an exhibit of paintings by Chapel Haven adults, will be on display at Madison Art Cinemas for the month of February and into early March.
The exhibit begins Feb. 8 and will continue through March 13 at the cinema, located at 761 Boston Post Road, Madison.
“We encourage families, friends and supporters to plan a movie date and visit the theater’s art gallery to view these beautiful works,” said Tina Menchetti, Chapel Haven’s Art Director.
The exhibit will include an original oil painting of Chapel Haven’s new campus by noted artist and Chapel Haven community member Chris Murray; an original watercolor rendering of the new campus by artist and Chapel Haven community member David Hogin; a George Stubbs zebra painting created in Chapel Haven’s Out to Art class in partnership with the Yale Center for British Art; and abstract acrylics studying the interplay of color and movement to music under the guidance of CH Art Director Tina Menchetti.
The Madison Art Cinemas is owned and operated by Arnold Gorlick and provides a highly personalized movie-going experience. The Madison Art Cinemas plays first-run independent art and upscale foreign and domestic films. It is used as a center for community activity with many local organizations using the theatre for fundraisers, art exhibits and community events. It is part of the national Key Sunday Cinema Club and has many special events and programs as well.
Learn more here: http://MadisonArtCinemas.com
ABOUT CHAPEL HAVEN SCHLEIFER CENTER
Founded in 1972 in a house on Chapel Street, New Haven, CT, Chapel Haven is a nationally accredited transitional living program and approved private special education school with a mission of teaching adults with cognitive disabilities and social disabilities to live independent and productive lives. Chapel Haven has undertaken a $41.5 million campus transformation at its Westville, Conn. campus, opening a newly constructed REACH residential and classroom campus and new Welcome Center. Chapel Haven also has broken ground on the Schleifer Adult Independent Living (SAIL) facility, a state-of-the-art intergenerational residential, community and engagement facility which is designed for residents to age in place in a vibrant and non-institutional setting. Read more at www.chapelhaven.org.

Admission: Free
Madison Arts Cinema
761 Boston Post Road Madison
Madison
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Tue Feb 5, 2019 4:00pm – 5:00pm

READ to OLLIE (Ages 5-11)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; you may register at the More Info. link below, or at the library’s web site (http://www.derbypubliclibrary.org).

Children ages 5-11 are welcome to be part of the popular B.A.R.K. (Be A Reading Kid) program here at the library. This is a great opportunity for beginner or reluctant readers - as well as experienced readers - to build confidence, enhance literary skills achieved during the school year, and develop a love of reading.

Children will be given a 20-minute time slot to read and may select a book from Ollie’s Book Picks to share with him for the program.

Admission: Free
CHILDREN'S DEPT.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Mon Feb 4, 2019 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Oscar Talk with Joe Meyers

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Join the discussion about this year’s nominees for the upcoming Academy Awards with Joe Meyers who wrote about movies, theater and books for the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.

Space is limited so registration is required beginning January 7 online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482. Snow date: Monday, February 11, 6:30 p.m.

About Joe Meyers

From 2015 to 2018, he ran the Hearst Movie & a Martini club which showed films all over Fairfield County, including a classic film series at the Bethel Cinema that featured restored versions of “The Third Man,” “Sweet Smell of Success” and many other great Hollywood productions. Since 2016 Meyers has been director of Programming for Focus on French Cinema, the five-day festival of the best new French language films held every April in Greenwich, Stamford and New York City. For the past several years, he has hosted the French Cinematheque screenings at the Avon Theatre in Stamford, a monthly series that is co-sponsored by Focus on French Cinema and the Alliance Francaise of Greenwich.

In the 1970s, Meyers ran the first (and only) art house on the Delmarva Peninsula - the Lewes Cinema - where he programmed films by Francois Truffaut, Luis Bunuel and other great European filmmakers.

In 2012, the Mystery Writers of America gave Meyers the Ellery Queen Award for his writing on crime fiction.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Sat Feb 2, 2019 2:00pm – 3:30pm

New Haven Chamber Orchestra Winter Concert

Sponsored by: New Haven Chamber Orchestra

The orchestra will play works by Bizet, Debussy, and Ravel. A children’s storybook about music will be given to families attending the concert. Plenty of off-street parking.

Admission: Free
Fair Haven School
164 Grand Avenue
New Haven
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Sat Feb 2, 2019 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Leah Rondon’s Birthday Bash

Sponsored by: Leah Rondon Fund

Join us for the 4th annual Leah Rondon Birthday Bash!  Games, raffles, performances, vendors and more!  All proceeds benefit the Leah Rondon Memorial Scholarship at Kolbe Cathedral High School.

Admission: Free
Kolbe Cathedral
33 Calhoun Place
Bridgeport
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Sat Feb 2, 2019 11:30am – 1:00pm

STEM Construction Zone (Ages 4-11)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

Children ages 4-11 are invited to stop by the library for an interactive science program! In this month’s continued topic, Construction Zone, kids will have an opportunity to stretch their imagination and explore endless possibilities building with Legos, Keva planks, a variety of interlocking building blocks, and other materials. All supplies will be provided for this hands-on program.  Don’t miss out on the fun!

Admission: Free
CHILDREN'S DEPT.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Sat Feb 2, 2019 10:30am – 12:00pm

CHIILDREN’S ART PROGRAM (Ages 4-11)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Please register at the More Info. link below, or at the library web site.

The Giggling Pig Art Studio ( (http://www.thegigglingpigartstudio.com/) will be visiting the Derby Public Library for an art program.  Each child will have an opportunity to work on their own 11” x 14” canvas art masterpiece using acrylic paint with step-by-step instruction from an art teacher from the studio.  This hour-and-a-half program is open to children ages 4-11 and no art experience is required.  All materials will be provided.

Admission: Free
CHILDREN'S ROOM
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Sat Feb 2, 2019 10:30am

Learn about the New Haven Scholarship Fund: FREE money for college!

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

New Haven Scholarship Fund has awarded over $8.5 million in scholarships to more than 8,500 New Haven Public High School graduates with the academic potential and financial need to enroll in college. The New Haven Scholarship Fund helps talented and motivated New Haven high school graduating seniors to break the cycle of limited opportunities.

The New Haven Scholarship Fund scholarship can be used at any college or trade school, in or out of state.  You do not need a specific GPA, award are based on family income.

Please call to register: (203)946-8117   Breakfast be served. Parents are HIGHLY encouraged to attend with their students.

Admission: Free
Mitchell Library
37 Harrison Street
New Haven
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Sat Feb 2, 2019 10:30am – 1:00pm

8th Annual TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE LIBRARY DAY

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY

In celebration of the day, the Children’s Room is offering a variety of children’s programs throughout the day. All programs are open to the public and free.

Events

10:30 – Giggling Pig Art Studio (ages 4-11)- REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

11:30 – Construction Zone (ages 3-11)- NO REGISTRATION.

Ongoing Activities

Scavenger Hunt, Crafts, Raffle, & more!

Admission: Free
CHILDREN'S DEPT.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Fri Feb 1 – Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:00pm – 10:30pm

Good Faith

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

Can the stories of a small American city tell the truth of an entire nation? In 2009, the Supreme Court ruled that the City of New Haven violated the civil rights of a group of firefighters who were passed over for promotion. Two national election cycles later, the lead plaintiff, now an instructor at the Fire Academy, schools new recruits on the methods and values of the department. Across town in a Greek diner, two former Fire Department colleagues continue to debate the personal and political impact of the decision. Through distinct, at times directly oppositional, individual voices, Good Faith reveals the soul of New Haven.

Good Faith, a play inspired by the landmark labor case Ricci v. DeStefano, is an imaginative response to transcripts, interviews, and the many histories of New Haven.

Admission: $12-$98
Yale Repertory Theatre
1120 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Fri Feb 1, 2019 7:30pm

CT Folk presents Kristen Graves & Glenn Roth

Sponsored by: CT Folk

Kristen Graves is a folk/pop singer, songwriter and humanitarian. Mentioned by both Rolling Stone and the New York Times, and given her own day across the state of Connecticut by Governor Malloy for her musicianship and activism, she has shared stages with Pete Seeger, Harry Belafonte, Peter Yarrow, Noel (Paul) Stookey, Rusted Root, Holly Near, Dar Williams, Guy Davis, Dan Zanes, David Amram, and many more. She is joined by Glen Roth, a fingerstyle guitarist, who has toured nationally and internationally.  His original compositions have been hailed as “sheer virtuosity” and “delicate, accomplished solo acoustic guitar work” (PLAY: New Haven Arts & Entertainment Weekly)

Admission: $25/$20 in advance
First Presbyterian Community Hall
704 Whitney Ave
New Haven
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Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Free Ice Fishing Class

Sponsored by: Ansonia Parks & Recreation

Open to all ages.  Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.  Call to pre-register Dave Connelly (203) 231-0946.

Admission: Free
Ansonia Armory
25 North Cliff Street
Ansonia
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Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:30pm

Life on Mars: What to Know Before We Go

Sponsored by: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

David Weintraub, the author of Life on Mars: What to Know Before We Go (2018), will discuss why, of all the celestial bodies in our solar system, Mars has beckoned to us the most. In addition to discussing some of the evidence for past and possibly present life on Mars, he will make the case that we have some profound moral and ethical questions to confront as we prepare to travel to Mars and introduce an unpredictable new life form—ourselves—into the Martian biosphere.

Admission: Free
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
170 Whitney Avenue
New Haven
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Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Teen Maker Space

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

This event is for ages 12-17.  Available resources include 3D design programs, 3D printer, 3D doodle pens, Legos and more!

Light refreshments will be provided.  Registration is requested!

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:00am – 12:00pm

Hot Stove Roundup Session of Silver Sluggers

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Rich Marazzi, radio sports talk host, author and MLB rules consultant and his Silver Sluggers discuss Major League Baseball to help get them through the off season.

The 14th season of the weekly Silver Sluggers will begin April 4, 10:00 a.m., Derby Public Library’s Meeting Room. These informal sessions are held every Thursday morning at 10:00 AM throughout the baseball season. New members of all ages are welcome! Drop in.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Music and the Politics of Memory QUESTIONS IN JEWISH MUSIC

Sponsored by: Congregation Beth El – Keser Israel (BEKI)

“Questions in Jewish Music,” a program of five January sessions, will be held at Beth El – Keser Israel on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 pm.

  Led by Dr. Rachel Adelstein, an ethnomusicologist who has produced podcasts about music in Jewish life around the world and has presented her research internationally to academic and public audiences, the sessions in the Rosenkrantz Family Library are free of charge and open to the community:
January 2   The Basics
January 9   Cantorial Music
January 16   Jewish Music and Modernity
January 23   Women’s Voices in Jewish Music
January 30   Music and the Politics of Memory

  “Music runs all the way through the Jewish experience, in the prayers and songs we sing in the synagogue, the music we dance to at our weddings, and even the plays and movies where we tell our stories to the world,” Adelstein explains. The program will explore the history of Jewish music from Biblical times to the present, and how Jewish communities have used music to define their sense of who they are in a changing modern world.

  Adelstein received her PhD in 2013 from the University of Chicago, where she completed her doctoral dissertation entitled “Braided Voices: Women Cantors in Non-Orthodox Judaism.” She currently is expanding this research into a monograph that examines the relationship between women cantors and an emerging American style of Jewish ritual practice. From 2014 to 2017, she was the Donnelley Research Fellow at Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, where she conducted fieldwork for a project about the musical lives of British synagogues. She has recently begun to explore issues surrounding the identification and attribution of hymns and other liturgical compositions, as well as challenges to congregational participation in prayer, and the role of change and diversity in the sonic space of the synagogue.

Congregation Beth El - Keser Israel, 85 Harrison St. at the corner of Whalley Avenue, New Haven.  203.389.2108, https://www.beki.org

Admission: Free
Congregation Beth El – Keser Israel (BEKI)
85 Harrison St. at Whalley Avenue
NEW HAVEN
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Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:30pm – 1:30pm

January Lunchtime Book Discussion

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

The featured book is “Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman.

Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is a smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes the only way to survive is to open your heart.

Lunchtime Book Discussions are held the last Wednesday of the month and are free and open to the public. Multiple copies of the book will be available at the circulations desk.  Drop-ins are welcome—no registration required.  For further information contact the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:00pm

Presidency and the News Media: New Challenges to Institutions and Legitimacy

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

Join us for this year-long series in partnership with Yale University’s Public Humanities department. The speaker for this event is Jennifer Hopper, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Southern Connecticut State University

Admission: Free
Ives Main Library
133 Elm Street
New Haven
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Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:59pm

Sewing Club

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

Drop-ins welcome! No registration required. Come join quilters and people who enjoy sewing at the Tinker Lab. Bring your unfinished projects, either machine or hand sewing to work on or just stop by to get ideas for you next project. There are 3 portable sewing machines (or bring your own) and there are also lots of tools to share including rotary blades, cutting mats, scissors, rulers, and more! Enjoy a fun evening of sharing and learning!

Admission: Free
Ives Squared
133 Elm Street
New Haven
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Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:00pm – 5:00pm

S.T.E.M. Construction Zone (Ages 4-11)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Children ages 4-11 are invited to stop by the library for an interactive science program! In this month’s continued topic, Construction Zone, kids will have an opportunity to stretch their imagination and explore endless possibilities building with Legos, Keva planks, a variety of interlocking building blocks, and other materials. All supplies will be provided for this hands-on program.  Don’t miss out on the fun!

Admission: Free
MEET AT CHILDREN'S DEPT.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
get directions

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