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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:00pm

MLK Day Concert

Sponsored by: Music Haven

Join Music Haven and the St. Luke’s Steel Band as we present our annual musical celebration honoring the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Select Music Haven students, HIA, and teachers will perform at this inspiring concert — not to miss!

Admission: Free
First and Summerfield UMC
425 College Street
New Haven
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Fri Jan 4, 2019 7:30pm

CT Folk presents Too Blue

Sponsored by: CT Folk

Traveling freely between the genres of bluegrass, swing, Celtic and jazz, a Too Blue performance is a dynamic dose of serious fun. Smooth harmonies and adventurous musicianship bring stellar arrangements to life and leave the listener anything but “blue”. Seamlessly blending their vocals are guitarist Betsy Rome and banjoist Joan Harrison. Mandolin powerhouse Michael Sassano astounds and entertains, while jazz bassist Jamie Doris brings a creative and unique perspective to the band. Occasionally they are joined by Sofia Chiarandini on fiddle.

Admission: $25/$20 in advance
First Presbyterian Community Hall
704 Whitney Ave
New Haven
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Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:00am

NHFPL Closed

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

NHFPL Closed

Admission: Free
All Locations
133 Elm St
New Haven
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Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:32pm

NHFPL Closed

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

NHFPL Closed

Admission: Free
All Locations
133 Elm St
New Haven
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Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:00am

NHFPL Closed

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

NHFPL Closed

Admission: Free
All Locations
133 Elm St
New Haven
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Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:00am – 3:00pm

American Job Search Career Coach: Job Search Assistance

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Your choice of 2 sessions: 10AM-Noon or 1:00-3:00 PM. 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 Dec 20, 2018 10:00am – 11:00am

Tech Time - Bring All Your Tech Related Questions!

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

A staff member will be on hand to answer all your tech-related questions and concerns. Whether you are having trouble downloading e-books, searching databases, completing on-line job applications, scanning/sending documents and photos, etc., your problems will be addressed.  No registration is needed.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Tech Time - Bring All Your Tech Related Questions!

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

A staff member will be on hand to answer all your tech-related questions and concerns. Whether you are having trouble downloading e-books, searching databases, completing on-line job applications, scanning/sending documents and photos, etc., your problems will be addressed.  No registration is needed.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:00pm

Winter Performance Party

Sponsored by: Music Haven

Join the Music Haven community as we celebrate the accomplishments of our 80 young students! Hear performances by Music Haven students and their teachers, the Haven String Quartet. 

Admission: Free
John C. Daniels
569 Congress Avenue
New Haven
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Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Holiday Concert: Bob Hennessy and the World of Harmonica

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

And one simple reason could be its SIZE. What has intrigued many in the music community is its ability, when played by masters, to encompass all genres of musical style, from Classical to Jazz to Near Eastern to Irish to Blues to Country, etc. Using storytelling, historical facts and playing the instrument in many styles, Bob Hennessy tells the story of “The World of Harmonica”.

Seating is limited, so registration is required starting November 9, online or at the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
31
Derby
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Sat Dec 8, 2018 7:30pm – 7:30pm

Restless Melodies

Sponsored by: Music Haven

This HSQ concert features two pillars of the 20th century quartet literature, as well as a wonderfully evocative composition by American composer Erica Ball. After Germany broke their non-aggression pact and invaded the Soviet Union in 1941, Prokofiev and many other artists were evacuated to the Caucasus, where they came across a rich world of folk music native to the region. Encouraged to write something using these novel folk melodies, Prokofiev gives us a quartet that is equally defiant, sweet, whimsical, and forceful. Bartók’s haunting sixth quartet comes from a time of extreme stress and anxiety for the composer; as Europe churned towards conflict in the late 1930s and with his mother extremely ill, Bartók chose to stay in Budapest with her through the end of her life even though he was frequently in conflict with the pro-Nazi leanings of his native Hungary. Much of his anxiety and deep sadness at the loss of his mother permeates the sixth quartet - one of the last works of Bartók - including a twisted, limping military march, a sneering, sarcastic burlesque, and a profoundly mournful final movement. 

Admission: $25
Unitarian Society of New Haven
700 Hartford Turnpike
Hamden
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Fri Dec 7, 2018 7:30pm

CT Folk presents Magpie

Sponsored by: CT Folk

Since 1973, Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner have brought their unique sound and remarkable versatility to audiences everywhere, featuring traditional and vintage Americana to contemporary and stirring original compositions. They play a variety of instruments, and are wonderful storytellers.

Admission: $25/$20 in advance
First Presbyterian Community Hall
704 Whitney Ave
New Haven
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Thu Dec 6, 2018 7:00pm

Smiles of a Summer Night / Wild Strawberries

Sponsored by: Yale Film Study Center

Bergman looks back at bygone summers in the final two films in “Through Bergman’s Lens: Ingmar Bergman Centenary Film Series.” Bosley Crowther asked of SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT, “Who would have thought that august Sweden would be sending us a film comedy as witty and cheerfully candid about the complexities of love as any recent French essay on l’amour?” Our closing film, WILD STRAWBERIES, was called by Geoff Andrew “one of Bergman’s warmest, and therefore finest films.” 35mm prints from the Yale Film Archive.

7pm SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT (1955, 108 mins)
9pm WILD STRAWBERRIES (1957, 91 mins)

Series Page: library.yale.edu/film/bergman

“Through Bergman’s Lens” is presented by 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 Dec 2, 2018 2:00pm

Kim Ki-duk’s Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring

Sponsored by: Treasures from the Yale Film Archive

Join us for a 15th anniversary screening of Kim Ki-duk’s chamber drama SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER…AND SPRING. Set entirely at a floating monastery, the film chronicles the life of a Buddhist monk from childhood to old age. Critic Derek Elley called it “a sublime, witty, gritty, and transcendental movie,” while Andrew Sarris said it “probably represents the purest and most transcendent distillation of the Buddhist faith ever rendered on the screen.” 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 Dec 1 – Sun Dec 9, 2018 10:00am – 5:00pm

Ronald McDonald House of CT’s 29th Annual Trees of Hope

Sponsored by: Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut

The Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut is pleased to announce the 29th Annual Trees of Hope to be held at the Maritime Center in New Haven on December 1st - December 9th, 2018. Trees of Hope is open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This event transforms the lobby and hallways of the building into a wonderland of over 140 beautifully adorned trees, festive baskets, dream presents, and table settings all donated by the community to help benefit the families and children of the Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut. Raffle tickets are sold for $1/ticket onsite and each display is raffled off to lucky winners at the conclusion of the event. The event also features a holiday boutique, which is open to the public from 10am-5pm daily, with musical performances and appearances from Santa on the weekends.

Admission: Free
Maritime Center
555 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven
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Sat Dec 1, 2018 9:00am – 4:00pm

St. Margaret Mary Holly Fair

Sponsored by: St. Margaret Mary Church

Join us for shopping a variety of craftors & vendors, a cookie walk, raffle, santa, and a bake sale. Contact Sarah for more info(smilyface1280@gmail.com).

Admission: Free
Shelton, CT
50 Donovan Lane
Shelton
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:30pm

Beethoven!

Sponsored by: New Haven Symphony Orchestra

Explore Beethoven’s genius in an all-Beethoven program featuring the heroic Symphony No. 3 and innovative and groundbreaking Piano Concerto No. 4 with Yale Faculty member, pianist Boris Berman.

Admission: $15 – $74; KidTix Fr
Woolsey Hall
500 College Street
New Haven
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Fri Nov 23 – Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:00am – 4:00pm

A Storybook Holiday

Sponsored by: Connecticut Dept. of Energy & Environmental Protection

Enter a world of wonder and explore your favorite fairytales and fables!  Visit the Osborne Homestead Museum in Derby, Connecticut and enjoy “A Storybook Holiday”!  From Aesop’s Fables to The Snow Queen, this season each room represents the most popular children’s tales in Western literature.  The holiday tours will run from November 23 through December 16.  Tours will be offered Thursdays through Sundays from 10AM to 4PM.  On Fridays, November 30, December 7 and 14, the museum will present “Twilight Tours” to display the shimmering glow of the decorations from 4PM to 7PM. 

For more than thirty years, volunteers have created the gorgeous holiday decorations at the museum.  These talented and committed volunteers are Derby Garden Society, Derby Neck Library & Hubbell Farm, Garden Club of Orange, Long Hill Garden Club, Naugatuck Garden Club, Olde Ripton Garden Club of Shelton, Jen Plasky of AIFD, Women Redefining Retirement Milford, Woodbridge Garden Club, and Ye Olde Kellogg Garden Club. 

This year’s holiday theme will pay tribute to the Osborne family and children’s literature.  The family promoted literacy in various ways.  Major Wilbur Osborne along with local teachers and neighbors founded Derby Neck Library.  Later on his daughter Frances Osborne Kellogg became president of the board of directors and donated gifts to the library.  Also Frances’ aunt Helen Krehbiel wrote stories and poems with moral lessons. 

Visit the Osborne Homestead Museum and open a page into the wonderful world of “Storybook Holiday”!  Admission is FREE and donations are accepted. The Osborne Homestead Museum, operated by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, is located off Route 34 on 500 Hawthorne Avenue in Derby, CT.  To register for group tours and for more information, please call (203) 734-2513 or email donna.kingston@ct.gov.

Admission: Free
Osborne Homestead Museum
500 Hawthorne Ave
Derby
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Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:00am

NHFPL Closed

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

NHFPL Closed

Admission: Free
All Locations
133 Elm St
New Haven
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Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:00pm

Ms. Annalisa’s Studio Recital

Sponsored by: Music Haven

Violin luminary Mimi Zweig says that “performing is our reward for working hard.”  But it turns out that the reward is actually DELICIOUS POTLUCK FOOD. Come and meet Annalisa’s Music Haven studio of young musicians (and their families) and enjoy the fruits of their musical (and culinary) labors at our Fall Studio Recital!

Admission: Free
Music Haven
315 Peck Street, Bldg. 5, 2nd Floor
New Haven
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Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:00am – 3:00pm

Create a Great Resume: American Job Search Career Coach

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Choose from 2 sessions: 10AM-Noon or 1-3 PM. Please plan to attend a full session.Career Coach staff provide guidance for creating resumes for the modern work environment, what pitfalls to avoid and including current standards and styles that make resumes stand out.

This class is 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 Nov 15, 2018 7:00pm

Through a Glass Darkly / Persona

Sponsored by: Yale Film Study Center

It’s a night of psychological dramas in “Through Bergman’s Lens: Ingmar Bergman Centenary Film Series.” TIME Magazine called THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY “one of the best and certainly the ripest of Ingmar Bergman’s creations,” while Michael Wilmington praised PERSONA as “one of the screen’s supreme works and perhaps Ingmar Bergman’s finest film.” 35mm prints from the Yale Film Archive.

7pm THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY (1961, 89 mins)
9pm PERSONA (1966, 83 mins)

Series Page: library.yale.edu/film/bergman

“Through Bergman’s Lens” is presented by 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 Nov 15, 2018 6:00pm

Mr. Philip’s Studio Recital

Sponsored by: Music Haven

What’s better than listening to the beautiful tone of the cello? Listening to sixteen cellos! Come and hear Mr. Philip’s thriving cello studio at the upcoming Music Haven Cello Studio Recital, followed by a joyous potluck shared amongst all of the performers and their families. Bring plenty of applause and a dish to share, November 15th at 6pm!

Admission: Free
Music Haven
315 Peck Street, Bldg. 5, 2nd Floor
New Haven
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Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:00am – 11:00am

Tech Time - Bring All Your Tech Related Questions!

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

A staff member will be on hand to answer all your tech-related questions and concerns. Whether you are having trouble downloading e-books, searching databases, completing on-line job applications, scanning/sending documents and photos, etc., your problems will be addressed.  No registration is needed.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Thu Nov 15 – Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:00am – 4:00pm

Grants Training in Ridgefield, CT -  November 15-16, 2018

Sponsored by: The Lounsbury House

The Lounsbury House and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in
Ridgefield, November 15-16, 2018.  In this class you’ll learn how to find grants and
write winning grant proposals.  This training is applicable to grant seekers across all
disciplines. 
More information including learning objectives, class location, graduate testimonials
and online registration is available here:
http://grantstraining.com/ridgefield1118

Multi-enrollment discounts and discounts for Grant Writing USA returning alumni are available. Tuition payment is not required at the time of enrollment.

We are excited to offer area nonprofit agencies a special tuition rate of $425 which includes everything: two days of terrific instruction, workbook, and access to our Alumni Forum that’s packed full of tools, helpful discussions and more than 200 sample grant proposals. Please use discount code “CTNPO” to receive this $30 discount off full price at registration.


Contacts:
Tammy Pitts
at Grant Writing USA
888.435.7281 toll free
tammyp@grantwritingusa.com

Admission: $425.00
Ridgefield Community Center
316 Main Street
Ridgefield
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Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Tech Time - Bring All Your Tech Related Questions!

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

A staff member will be on hand to answer all your tech-related questions and concerns. Whether you are having trouble downloading e-books, searching databases, completing on-line job applications, scanning/sending documents and photos, etc., your problems will be addressed.  No registration is needed.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:00pm

Mr. Patrick’s Studio Recital

Sponsored by: Music Haven

“Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other because rhythm and harmony find the way into the inward places of the soul on which they fasten.”

This recital celebrates the range of sounds of string chin instruments. The evening features a range of music from Twinkle Variations, Romantic Concerti, and a fun collaboration between students ages 7-18.  Older students have practice buddies here at Music Haven, and the recital will feature the budding mentor/mentee relationships between these students in collaborative performance.  And of course, the food!  The recital is in truth a prelude to a pot luck gathering giving students, parents and teachers a chance to get together outside of the usual framework.

Admission: Free
Music Haven
315 Peck Street, Bldg. 5, 2nd Floor
New Haven
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Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Yesterday’s Headlines at the Derby Public Library

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Participants will be taken back to 1918, 1943, and 1968 to see what was happening locally 100, 75, and 50 years ago in the Valley. Rob has specialized in presenting local history in fun, interactive formats for both general and specific audiences for more than 20 years. He is 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.

Space is limited so registration is required beginning October 16 online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

THIS EVENT IS CO-SPONSORED BY THE DERBY HISTORICAL SOCIETY!

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:00pm

Ms. Yaira’s Studio Recital

Sponsored by: Music Haven

The promising young violin students of Ms. Yaira share their talents with their family and the community in an intimate studio recital at the Music Haven performance space. Join us afterwards for a potluck and bring a dish to share!

Admission: Free
Music Haven
315 Peck Street, Bldg. 5, 2nd Floor
New Haven
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Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:00pm

Mr. Gregory’s Studio Recital

Sponsored by: Music Haven

Mr. Gregory’s studio recital features a solo performance from every one of his students, ranging in age from 6 to 17. These students have been preparing all semester for this opportunity to share their music with their family, friends, and members of our Music Haven community. The music will be followed by a potluck featuring Ms. Zeidy Cruz’s world famous flan, and Mr. Gregory’s hipster truffle Mac&Cheese;.

Admission: Free
Music Haven
315 Peck Street, Bldg. 5, 2nd Floor
New Haven
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Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:00pm

Veteran’s Day Concert

Sponsored by: Music Haven

VA Healthcare, 950 Campbell Ave., West. Haven, Bldg. 2, 3rd floor

Music Haven students and their teachers, the Haven String Quartet, perform a free lunchtime concert for residents in the VA Hospital’s Community Living Center.

Admission: Free
VA Healthcare
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven
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Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:59am

NHFPL Closed

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

NHFPL Closed

Admission: Free
All Locations
133 Elm St
New Haven
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Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Lewis Black

Sponsored by: n/a

Get Tickets: http://www.soundchronicle.com/tickets/Lewis_Black_New_Haven_CT_2018-11-11_19-00

Admission: $66
Shubert Theater - CT
247 College Street
New Haven, Connecticut
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Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Lewis Black

Sponsored by: n/a

Get Tickets: http://www.soundchronicle.com/tickets/Lewis_Black_New_Haven_CT_2018-11-11_19-00

Admission: Free
Shubert Theater - CT
247 College Street
New Haven, Connecticut
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Thu Nov 8, 2018 7:30pm

Carmina Burana

Sponsored by: New Haven Symphony Orchestra

More than 300 voices will line the balconies of Woolsey Hall for this must-see performance of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, best known for its powerhouse opening and closing movement, “O Fortuna.” This evening of mystery and enchantment will open with Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Waltz and Weber’s story of the Elf King, Oberon

Admission: $15 – $74; KidTix Fr
Woolsey Hall
500 College Street
New Haven
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Wed Nov 7 – Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:00pm – 7:30pm

YA Wednesdays

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Sony Play Station Four (PS4), Nintendo Wii games, and Leos will be available.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Sun Nov 4, 2018 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Victorian Tea

Sponsored by: Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

The Victorian Tea at the Mansion will feature a talk entitled, Edith Wharton: Women, High Society, and Art, 1870-1920 by Dr. Emily J. Orlando, a leading expert on renowned author Edith Wharton. Dr. Orlando is the author of Edith Wharton and the Visual Arts and co-editor with Meredith Goldsmith of the peer-reviewed book, Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism (2016).  Dr. Orlando is currently editing Volume 6 of The Complete Works of Edith Wharton: Writings on Architecture, Design, and Gardens for Oxford University Press. The program will include a hat contest, a silent auction, and a formal traditional English tea for anyone looking to escape everyday life surrounded by the timeless splendor of this iconic National Historic Landmark.

Admission: $35 members/$45 non
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
295 West Ave
Norwalk
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Sun Nov 4, 2018 2:00pm

Katho Upanishad Film Screening

Sponsored by: Treasures from the Yale Film Archive

Treasures from the Yale Film Archive welcomes director Ashish Avikunthak and cinematographer Basab Mullik for a screening of KATHO UPANISHAD. Adapted from the ancient Sanskrit treatise of the same name, this experimental feature from 2011 centers on a metaphysical dialogue in which Yama (Ram Gopal Bajaj) instructs Nachiketa (Suvrat Joshi) about the path to enlightenment. “There’s a languorous quality to his films,” Deepanjana Pal wrote of Avikunthak’s work in the Sunday Guardian. “Themes, ideas, and images wind around creating patterns that are as delicate as smoke signals.” 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 Nov 3, 2018 7:00pm

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Sponsored by: Southern Connecticut State University

In her new book, “Leadership in Turbulent Times,” the culmination of five decades of work in presidential history, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin tackles this essential question by examining critical lessons from Abraham Lincoln, both Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson. Goodwin, “America’s historian-in-chief” (New York Times), shows us how our greatest commanders-in-chief navigated some of the nation’s gravest challenges. Join this eminent chronicler of America’s past for a look at how we’ve overcome huge adversity and what we must do to improve today’s polarized world.

60 minute presentation followed by audience Q+A

Sponsored by Connecticut Public

Admission: $35, $20
John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts
501 Crescent St.
New Haven
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Sat Nov 3, 2018 6:00pm – 11:00pm

2018 Friends of YNHCH Ball

Sponsored by: Friends of Yale New Haven Children's Hospital

Join the Friends of Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital for a fun-filled, elegant evening of dining, dancing and auction bidding in support of pediatric medicine.  Highlighting this memorable evening will be the presentation of the Marna P. Borgstrom Lifetime Friend Award to Harvey, Janet and Liza Adelberg to recognize their years of support of the Friends of Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital.

Admission: $200 per person
Grassy Hill Country Club
441 Clark Lane
Orange
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Fri Nov 2, 2018 7:30pm

CT Folk presents Lara Herscovitch and the Highway Philosophers

Sponsored by: CT Folk

Lara Herscovitch is a local musician and former CT State Troubadour who tours nationally. Her songwriting addresses social justice issues, reflecting her work in the CT Prison system and celebrates each individual’s uniqueness. Her new trio, including Rick Brodsky on upright bass, and Joe Flood on fiddle, mandolin & guitar offers new layers of complexity to her music. In 2017 she was selected for the Emerging Artist Showcase at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and she played a Formal Showcase for the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference.

Admission: $25/$20 in advance
First Presbyterian Community Hall
704 Whitney Ave
New Haven
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Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:30pm – 1:30pm

October Lunchtime Book Discussion

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

‘The Ocean at the End of the Lane’ by Neil Gaiman is a bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery and survival, and memory and magic, makes the impossible all too real.  A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn’t thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she’d claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse where she once lived, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy.

A groundbreaking work as delicate as a butterfly’s wing and as menacing as a knife in the dark, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is told with a rare understanding of all that makes us human, and shows the power of stories to reveal and shelter us from the darkness inside and out.

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 circulation 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 Oct 30, 2018 6:30pm

Stephen King - Master of Horror

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

For more information, please call 203-783-3292.  Free event.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:00am – 4:00pm

Business Women’s Forum (BWF) 2018

Sponsored by: Business Women's Forum (BWF)

BUSINESS WOMEN’S FORUM (BWF) 2018, OCTOBER 30 AT AQUA TURF CLUB

2018 Business Women’s Forum (BWF), “The ‘Reality’ of Success”, Tuesday, October 30 - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club, 556 Mulberry Street, Plantsville, Ct. Keynote speakers, Bethenny Frankel, creator of Skinnygirl Cocktails, reality TV star, talk show host, and bestselling author plus inspirational speaker, Linda Larsen, actress, bestselling author and member of the Speaker Hall of Fame® The full-day conference and non-profit scholarship fundraiser will include breakfast, lunch, workshops, day-long networking, and closing reception with prizes. Tickets $195 at www.2018bwf.com, 203-757-0701 or email to TMacary@waterburychamber.com.

Admission: $195
Aqua Turf Club
556 Mulberry Street
Plantsville
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Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:00am – 4:00pm

Business Women’s Forum (BWF) 2018

Sponsored by: Business Women's Forum (BWF)

BUSINESS WOMEN’S FORUM (BWF)2018

2018 Business Women’s Forum (BWF), “The ‘Reality’ of Success”, Tuesday, October 30 - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club, 556 Mulberry Street, Plantsville, Ct. Keynote speakers, Bethenny Frankel, creator of Skinnygirl Cocktails, reality TV star, talk show host, and bestselling author plus inspirational speaker, Linda Larsen, actress, bestselling author and member of the Speaker Hall of Fame® The full-day conference and non-profit scholarship fundraiser will include breakfast, lunch, workshops, day-long networking, and closing reception with prizes. Tickets $195 at www.2018bwf.com, 203-757-0701 or email to TMacary@waterburychamber.com.

Admission: Free
Aqua Turf Club
556 Mulberry Street
Plantsville
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Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:00am – 4:00pm

Business Women’s Forum (BWF) 2018

Sponsored by: Business Women's Forum (BWF)

BUSINESS WOMEN’S FORUM (BWF)2018

2018 Business Women’s Forum (BWF), “The ‘Reality’ of Success”, Tuesday, October 30 - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club, 556 Mulberry Street, Plantsville, Ct. Keynote speakers, Bethenny Frankel, creator of Skinnygirl Cocktails, reality TV star, talk show host, and bestselling author plus inspirational speaker, Linda Larsen, actress, bestselling author and member of the Speaker Hall of Fame® The full-day conference and non-profit scholarship fundraiser will include breakfast, lunch, workshops, day-long networking, and closing reception with prizes. Tickets $195 at www.2018bwf.com, 203-757-0701 or email to TMacary@waterburychamber.com.

Admission: $195
Aqua Turf Club
556 Mulberry Street
Plantsville
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Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:30pm

Seeing Allred - a film and discussion about feminist Gloria Allred

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

For more information, please call 203-783-3292

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library and the CT Chapter of NOW
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:29pm – 7:29pm

American Impressionism: From France to Our Shores

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

ArtScapades will explain how Impressionism arrived in America including the influence of art dealers, the education of American artists in Europe, and the formation of art colonies. ArtScapades chronicles the lives of four American Impressionists that were working on the Eastern seaboard: William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, John Twachtman and J. Alden Weir.

Space is limited so registration is required beginning October 1 online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

About ArtScapades: Robin Hoffman and Jodi Stiffelman, of ArtScapades, began teaching art appreciation in 1998. They have presented at libraries and museums in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, and Florida, and are happy to make their debut in Derby.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:00pm

Yale Recital Chorus | Margaret Burk, conductor

Sponsored by: Yale Institute of Sacred Music

Battell Chapel
400 College Street

Admission: FREE
Marquand Chapel
409 Prospect Street
New Haven
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Fri Oct 26 – Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Full Moon Trail Walk

Sponsored by: Massaro Community Farm

Come see the full moon at the farm and explore the woods by its light! We’ll learn about how to navigate our way by night and what we could see in the forest during evening hours. Finish out the walk by the fire with delicious s’mores made by you! Led by Caty Poole our Executive Director.

For kids and adults ages 10 and up. 24 people max, so make sure to register to reserve your spot!

$5 suggested donation at event

Admission: $5
Massaro Community Farm
41 Ford Road
Woodbridge
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Fri Oct 26 – Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:00pm – 6:00pm

City-Wide Open Studios: Alternative Space Weekend

Sponsored by: ArtSpace

One of the largest events of its kind, Artspace’s City-Wide Open Studios is in its 21st year. Artists from across Connecticut are invited to open their doors and exhibit their work.

Artists from across the state of Connecticut take over the a space at Yale West Campus (410 West Campus Drive, West Haven). This weekend also includes interactive commissioned projects and many site-specific installations. Free and open to all.

Learn more: www.cwos.org

Admission: free
Yale West Campus
410 West Campus Drive
West Haven
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Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Teen Maker Space

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

All young adults ages 12 to 17 are invited. Available resources include 3D design programs, 3D printer, 3D doodle pens, Legos and more!  Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration is requested!  For more information call 203-736-1482 or visit www.derbypubliclibrary.org.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:00pm

Fishers - Our Native Weasels

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

For more information, please call 203-783-3292.  Free event.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:00pm

S.T.E.M. Going Batty (Ages 4-11)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; please register at the More Info. link below, or on the library’s web site.

Children ages 4-11 can explore the world of bats and how they play an important role in nature. This fun, interactive science program is presented by Jean Mai of Science Snoopers.

Admission: Free
CHILDREN'S AREA
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:30pm – 7:30pm

“Phantom Messages: Chilling Phone Calls, Letters ...”

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Join authors Bill and Jimmy on a mission to unravel the mysterious world of impossible communication. You’ll hear from witnesses and experts on scientific and paranormal theories, examine evidence and case characteristics, and share real life paranormal messages of hope, terror, time slips, and wonder. Bonus author investigations are also included. If you enjoy hauntings and UFO phenomena, you’ll love exploring the unforgettable “Phantom Messages”!

Copies of “Phantom Messages” and Hall’s other books will be available for purchase/signing.

Space is limited so registration is required beginning September 24 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 Oct 21, 2018 2:00pm

Marie Antoinette

Sponsored by: Treasures from the Yale Film Archive

Join us as we explore conspicuous consumption, extreme income inequality, and the power of celebrity through Sofia Coppola’s MARIE ANTOINETTE. Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Judy Davis, and Rip Torn star in what Carina Chocano of the Los Angeles Times called “a startlingly original and beautiful pop reverie that comes very close to being transcendent.” Featuring the music of New Order, the Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees, the Strokes, Adam Ant, and more. 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 Oct 21, 2018 9:00am – 1:00pm

Run the Gauntlet

Sponsored by: Denali

Run the Gauntlet at Lighthouse Point Park is part of the Denali Gauntlet Race Series (Denali also has a spring Run the Gauntlet which is held at East Rock Park). Run the Gauntlet at Lighthouse Point Park features a 5K course with 15 man-made and natural obstacles at New Haven’s beautiful Lighthouse Point Park. After the race, participants are invited to enjoy a post-race party featuring pizza from Old World Pizza Truck, beer from Thimble Island Brewing Company, and live entertainment. Proceeds from Run the Gauntlet at Lighthouse Point Park support the Denali Foundation Scholarship Fund for children attending Soundview Family YMCA.

Admission: $50.00
Lighthouse Point Park
2 Lighthouse Road
New Haven
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Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:00pm – 10:00pm

El Huracán

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

An epic hurricane threatens Miami. A mother and daughter ready themselves for the storm as Abuela takes shelter in a world of memory, music, and magic. A powerful tale of family and forgiveness, El Huracán reveals what can be rebuilt in the aftermath of life’s most devastating tempests––and what can never be replaced.

Admission: $12-$92
Yale University Theatre
222 York Street
New Haven
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Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:00pm – 4:00pm

El Huracán

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

An epic hurricane threatens Miami. A mother and daughter ready themselves for the storm as Abuela takes shelter in a world of memory, music, and magic. A powerful tale of family and forgiveness, El Huracán reveals what can be rebuilt in the aftermath of life’s most devastating tempests––and what can never be replaced.

Admission: $12-$92
Yale University Theatre
222 York Street
New Haven
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Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:45pm – 2:30pm

Yiddish a cappella performance by Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell

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

“Written in Breath,” a cappella musical conversation between classical Jewish texts and Yiddish songs, performed by Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell, an African-American classically trained operatic bass; Sabbath rules will be observed. For more information, office@beki.org or 203.389.2108.

Admission: Free
Congregation Beth El – Keser Israel (BEKI)
85 Harrison St. at Whalley Avenue
New Haven
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Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:00am – 10:30am

Become a FeederWatcher

Sponsored by: Connecticut Dept. of Energy & Environmental Protection

Know the difference between American goldfinch and yellow warbler?  Are you a beginner or seasoned birdwatcher?  Become a FeederWatcher!  The Kellogg Environmental Center is seeking volunteers for its Project FeederWatch program.  Volunteers will monitor birds and maintain the bird feeding stations at the Kellogg Environmental Center from November 2018 to March 2019 on Fridays and Saturdays.  Come to the center on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 9:00AM to 10:30AM, to attend a Project FeederWatch training. 
 
Project FeederWatch is a citizen science project that studies the distribution and populations of winter bird species across the country.  Volunteers monitor and count the number of birds at the center’s bird feeders during pre-selected days between November and March.  The data is carefully recorded and sent to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for compilation, analysis and publication.  Project FeederWatch is well suited for students, teachers, families, retirees, and people who have an interest in birds and who enjoy watching wildlife. 

All ages are welcome, but children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by adults.  Handouts and refreshments will be available. The training is free and open to the public.  Pre-registration is requested.  For more information and to register, please contact the Kellogg Environmental Center at (203) 734-2513 or donna.kingston@ct.gov.  The Kellogg Environmental Center is a facility of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and is located off of Rte. 34 on 500 Hawthorne Avenue in Derby, CT.  It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00AM to 4:30PM.

Admission: Free
Kellogg Environmental Center
500 Hawthorne Ave
Derby
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Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:00pm – 10:00pm

El Huracán

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

An epic hurricane threatens Miami. A mother and daughter ready themselves for the storm as Abuela takes shelter in a world of memory, music, and magic. A powerful tale of family and forgiveness, El Huracán reveals what can be rebuilt in the aftermath of life’s most devastating tempests––and what can never be replaced.

Admission: $12-$92
Yale University Theatre
222 York Street
New Haven
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Fri Oct 19 – Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:20pm – 9:20pm

Ghosts from the Civil War Halloween Tours

Sponsored by: Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

295 West Ave

Admission: $20
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
295 West Ave
Norwalk
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Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:00pm

2018 New Haven Kick for Nick Night

Sponsored by: VFW New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn.—The 2018 New Haven Kick for Nick Night (#KickForNick), an annual fundraiser honoring the soccer dream of a fallen Connecticut soldier by distributing soccer balls to underprivileged children worldwide, will be from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, October 19, 2018 at the Regal Beagle at 422 State St., in New Haven. The event will feature raffles, a silent auction, drink specials, hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment. The suggested donation is a new or gently used soccer ball or $15.00 at the door. Details are at KFN.eventbrite.com. The Kick for Nick Foundation (kickfornick.org) was founded to honor the memory and dream of Wilton, CT native, soccer standout, and U.S. Army soldier PFC Nicholas A. Madaras. The Gold Star family-run charity has collected and distributed more than 52,245 soccer balls to underprivileged children in 41 countries worldwide. The foundation is a registered public charity in Connecticut and an IRS Code 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The veterans of the Peter P. Monaco Jr. Detachment 40 of the Marine Corps League in Glastonbury brought hundreds of soccer balls to last year’s fundraiser at the Regal Beagle, joining longtime supporters such as Trinity Bar & Restaurant, Head Coach Adam Cohen and the Southern Connecticut State University Women’s Soccer team, the University of New Haven Veterans Association, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars New Haven Post 12150.

Admission: $15
The Regal Beagle
422 State St.
New Haven
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Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:00am – 3:00pm

American Job Search Career Coach: Job Search Assistance

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Your choice of 2 sessions: 10AM-Noon or
1:00-3:00 PM Instructors will be offering both sessions focusing 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 required 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 Oct 18, 2018 9:30pm – 11:30am

Free Blood Pressure Screenings at the Seymour Library

Sponsored by: Griffin Hospital Community Outreach and Parish Nursing

Free blood pressure screening checked by the Parish Nurse of the Community Outreach of Griffin Hospital and receive health information too.

Admission: Free
Seymour Public Library
46 Church St
Seymour
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Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:00pm – 10:00pm

El Huracán

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

An epic hurricane threatens Miami. A mother and daughter ready themselves for the storm as Abuela takes shelter in a world of memory, music, and magic. A powerful tale of family and forgiveness, El Huracán reveals what can be rebuilt in the aftermath of life’s most devastating tempests––and what can never be replaced.

Admission: $12-$92
Yale University Theatre
222 York Street
New Haven
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Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:00am – 11:00am

Tech Time - Bring All Your Tech Related Questions!

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

A staff member will be on hand to answer all your tech-related questions and concerns. Whether you are having trouble downloading e-books, searching databases, completing on-line job applications, scanning/sending documents and photos, etc., your problems will be addressed.  No registration is needed.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:00am – 11:00am

Tech Time - Bring All Your Tech Related Questions!

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

A staff member will be on hand to answer all your tech-related questions and concerns. Whether you are having trouble downloading e-books, searching databases, completing on-line job applications, scanning/sending documents and photos, etc., your problems will be addressed.  No registration is needed.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:00pm – 10:00pm

El Huracán

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

An epic hurricane threatens Miami. A mother and daughter ready themselves for the storm as Abuela takes shelter in a world of memory, music, and magic. A powerful tale of family and forgiveness, El Huracán reveals what can be rebuilt in the aftermath of life’s most devastating tempests––and what can never be replaced.

Admission: $12-$92
Yale University Theatre
222 York Street
New Haven
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Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Tech Time - Bring All Your Tech Related Questions!

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

A staff member will be on hand to answer all your tech-related questions and concerns. Whether you are having trouble downloading e-books, searching databases, completing on-line job applications, scanning/sending documents and photos, etc., your problems will be addressed.  No registration is needed.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:00pm

Dawnland Screening

Sponsored by: Yale Film Study Center

Join the Native American Law Students Association, the Office of Students Affairs, Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale Native American Cultural Center, Yale Film Study Center, and CPTV for a special screening of DAWNLAND, a new documentary by Adam Mazo and Ben Pender-Cudlip. The Indie Lens Pop-Up screening will be followed by a discussion with Mazo, Esther Anne of Maine-Wabanaki REACH, and YLS alumna Jami Johnson.

DAWNLAND tells the story of the first government-sanctioned truth and reconciliation commission in the U.S., investigating the devastating impact of Maine’s child welfare practices on Native American communities. With intimate access to this groundbreaking process, the film reveals the untold narrative of Indigenous child removal in the United States.

Learn more about the film: dawnland.org

DATE/TIME:
Wednesday, October 17
6:00–6:30: Reception and Welcome
6:30–8:00: Film Screening
8:00–9:00: Panel Discussion

Featuring upcoming documentaries from the Peabody Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Indie Lens Pop-up is presented in Connecticut by the Yale Film Study Center, CPTV, and PBS’s Independent Lens.

Admission: Free
Yale Law School
127 Wall Street, Room 127
New Haven
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Wed Oct 17 – Sun Jan 6, 2019 12:00pm – 4:00pm

The Artist’s View: Traveling the Merritt Parkway

Sponsored by: Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

295 West Ave

Admission: Included with tour
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
295 West Ave
Norwalk
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Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:00pm – 10:00pm

El Huracán

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

An epic hurricane threatens Miami. A mother and daughter ready themselves for the storm as Abuela takes shelter in a world of memory, music, and magic. A powerful tale of family and forgiveness, El Huracán reveals what can be rebuilt in the aftermath of life’s most devastating tempests––and what can never be replaced.

Admission: $12-$92
Yale University Theatre
222 York Street
New Haven
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Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:00pm – 5:00pm

READ to OLLIE (Ages 5-11)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; you can 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 AREA
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:15am

FOOD ALLERGIES…What’s it All About? (children)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

The Derby Public Library will present an informational program for parents, caregivers, educators, or anyone interested in learning about how to move forward once a child is diagnosed with allergies.  Gabrielle Sellari, educator and mother of a son with severe allergies, will share her own experiences along with knowledge through research on the subject.  Please join her for this informative program and meet others with similar concerns.

Please note that there are two separate sessions for this program, one in September and the other in October, but you only need to attend one.

Admission: Free
CHILDREN'S DEPT.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:00pm

Come Fly With Me: A Tribute To Frank Sinatra

Sponsored by: New Haven Symphony Orchestra

The NHSO Pops pays tribute to “Ol’ Blue Eyes” with a swinging concert of Frank Sinatra’s biggest hits, featuring Rob Zappulla’s big band and the New Haven Symphony.

Admission: $35 – $49; KidTix Fr
Shelton High School
120 Meadow St
Shelton
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Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Clocks & Gadgets

Sponsored by: Connecticut Dept. of Energy & Environmental Protection

Did you know there was a time when Connecticut was the clock capital of the United States!?  Visit the Osborne Homestead Museum on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 1pm for a special clocks and gadgets tour.  Learn the history of Connecticut clock makers and of the antique clocks in the Osborne Homestead Museum collection.  Explore the realm of late 19th and early 20th century gadgetry by viewing the unique implements the Osbornes and Kelloggs used in their daily lives and brought out when entertaining guests. 

This program is free and suitable for all ages.  For additional information call (203) 734-2513 or email donna.kingston@ct.gov.  The Osborne Homestead Museum, a facility of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, is open for free guided tours on Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  It is located at 500 Hawthorne Avenue off of Rte. 34 in Derby.

Admission: Free
Osborne Homestead Museum
500 Hawthorne Ave.
Derby
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Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:00am – 4:00pm

MSP Flea MArket Flip

Sponsored by: BHcare's My Sister's Place Thrift Store & Donation Center

Individual participants or teams of two must purchase their flip item(s) at MSP for $50 or less by September 30. Registration forms are available at the store and must be completed at the time of purchase. No more than $50 may be spent on repurposing/upcycling the item(s).

Proceeds from each item will be benefit The Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services (UCDVS).

Meet Mark DeVito, Master Craftsman from
HGTV’s Flea Market Flip!

For details go to www.BHcare.org, 
Facebook.com/mysistersplace or
visit the store at 380 Main Street, Ansonia, CT.

Admission: FREE
Ansonia Armory
25 N. Cliff Street
Ansonia
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Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:30am – 2:20pm

Making Strides Against Breast cancer of Greater New Haven

Sponsored by: American Cancer Society

to register for the event and obtain event detail, please visit www.makingstrideswalk.org/newhavenct

Admission: free
LightHouse Point Park
2 Lighthouse Rd
New Haven
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Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:00pm – 10:00pm

El Huracán

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

An epic hurricane threatens Miami. A mother and daughter ready themselves for the storm as Abuela takes shelter in a world of memory, music, and magic. A powerful tale of family and forgiveness, El Huracán reveals what can be rebuilt in the aftermath of life’s most devastating tempests––and what can never be replaced.

Admission: $12-$92
Yale University Theatre
222 York Street
New Haven
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Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:30pm

From Prussia with Love

Sponsored by: Music Haven

Join the HSQ at their first concert of the 2018-2019 season as they explore two Czech masterworks, Antonín Dvořák’s “American” String Quartet, and Leoš Janáček’s “Intimate Letters.” Dvořák’s quartet, composed during a visit to the United States in 1893, overflows with joyous, folk-inspired melodies and imagery from his travels across the US and is one of the most cherished quartets in the repertoire. Leoš Janáček, known for his inventive, colorful harmonic language and declamatory style, spent the later part of his life infatuated with the much younger Kamila Stösslová. While the true depth of their relationship is unknown, over 700 letters between the two survive, and Janáček turns his passion for his muse into musical genius in the second string quartet, titled by the composer “Intimate Letters.” The work, meant to be a reflection of his relationship with Kamila, is described by the composer as, “…a work as if carved out of living flesh. I think that I won’t write a more profound or truer one.”

Admission: $25
Unitarian Society of New Haven
700 Hartford Turnpike
Hamden
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Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Travel with the Victorians Gala

Sponsored by: Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

This Gala will feature Silent and Live auctions, a black-tie dinner, exhibit previews, and a special presentation by globe trotter and renowned travel historian Tony Perrottet, a contributing writer to numerous national and international publications including: Smithsonian Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Esquire, Outside, Afar, and the London Sunday Times. Perrottet is the author of five books and his travel stories have been translated into a dozen languages and widely anthologized, having been selected six times for the Best American Travel Writing series. He is also a regular television guest on the History Channel, where he has spoken about everything from the Crusades to the birth of disco.

Admission: $200
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
295 West Ave
Norwalk
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Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:00pm – 9:30pm

An Evening with the Spirits

Sponsored by: James Blackstone Memorial Library

Join us for an evening of sampling whiskey, spirits and… spirits!

An Evening with the Spirits, presented by Blackstone Library and Branford Wine & Liquor, features a variety of whiskeys and other spirits for you to sample, PLUS psychics and mediums will be available to help you discover otherworldly spirits.

Saturday, October 13 at 7 PM. Tickets are $40 per person, open to ages 21+.

Appetizers, whiskey/spirits tasting, and sessions with psychics included with ticket. No physical tickets will be issued, check-in at the door. Silent auction will also be held.

This fundraiser benefits the Blackstone Library, supporting the innovative programs and crucial services we offer to the Branford community.

Get your tickets for this fantastic event today!

Distributors offering tastings include:
Thimble Island Brewing Company featuring Ghost Island IPA

Best Valley featuring Michel Couvreur Scotch lineup, including Overaged, Pale Single, and Blossoming Auld Sherried Single Malt Whisky

Opici featuring Pinhook Bourbon and Pinhook Rye, James E. Pepper Bourbon, and Kirk & Sweeney 12-year Rum

Hartley & Parker featuring Espolon Tequilas, including Blanco, Reposado, and Anejo

The following distributors are still finalizing offerings, may be subject to change:

Slocum & Sons to include spirits from Litchfield Distillery, Mad River Distillers, Glendalough Whiskey, and Four Roses Bourbon

Brescome & Barton to include Redemption Bourbons, Jim Beam and Suntory Whiskies

CDI to include Dalmore and John Barr Scotches

Eder Bros to include Old Forester Bourbon and Jack Daniels lineup

Psychic Chrystyne McGrath will be conducting a large group reading at 7:15 pm and 8:30 pm — you may choose to attend one session or the other. Additionally, psychics will be available throughout the evening to sit one-on-one for a brief individual reading.

Thank you to our sponsors:
Branford Wine & Liquor, in the Branhaven Plaza
Kaiser-Whitney Staffing

Event volunteers needed!
View available volunteer positions and sign-up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4baca92faaf58-anevening

Questions? Contact Katy McNicol at 203-488-1441 x 313 or kmcnicol@blackstonelibrary.org.

Admission: $40
Blackstone Library
758 Main Street
Branford
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Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Blues, Barbeque, Bourbon & Beer

Sponsored by: APNH

On Saturday, October 13, 2018, AIDS Project New Haven brings the popular Blues, Barbeque, Bourbon & Beer to Common Ground High School!!

The event will feature food, live music, local craft beer tasting, bourbon tasting, silent auction, costume contest, Grab Bag, and plenty of fun and dancing.

The staff and Board of Directors of APNH are excited to build upon these past 35 years as we continue to serve and broaden our reach and impact.

Join the fun! Costumes welcome!!

Have a great time while supporting the work AIDS Project New Haven does in your community!

Admission: $50.00-$350.00
Common Ground High School
358 Springsdale Ave
New Haven
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Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:30pm

Come Fly With Me: A Tribute To Frank Sinatra

Sponsored by: New Haven Symphony Orchestra

The NHSO Pops pays tribute to “Ol’ Blue Eyes” with a swinging concert of Frank Sinatra’s biggest hits, featuring Rob Zappulla’s big band and the New Haven Symphony.

Admission: $35 – $49; KidTix Fr
Mamden Middle School
2623 Dixwell Ave
Hamden
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Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:00pm – 4:00pm

El Huracán

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

An epic hurricane threatens Miami. A mother and daughter ready themselves for the storm as Abuela takes shelter in a world of memory, music, and magic. A powerful tale of family and forgiveness, El Huracán reveals what can be rebuilt in the aftermath of life’s most devastating tempests––and what can never be replaced.

Admission: $12-$92
Yale University Theatre
222 York Street
New Haven
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Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Mostly Motown

Sponsored by: Seymour Public Library

On Saturday Oct 13th at 2:00pm the Seymour Library will be hosting the Silver Fox Trio and the singer Rhonda Denet playing Mostly Motown.
Ms. Rhonda Denet acknowledges the influences the Motown artists have made on her professional singing career.
The review will consist of classic rhythm and blues and the soul hits of the Sixties and Seventies. The show will celebrate the time when the Top 40’s were dominated by Afro-Americans singers. Songs made famous by Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross & The Supreme, Martha & The Vandellas, Diana Warwick as well as Smokey Robertson, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye will be heard.
For more information please call the Library at 203-888-3903.
This program was funded by the Matthies Foundation.

Admission: Free
Seymour Public Library
46 Church St
Seymour
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Sat Oct 13 – Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:00am – 6:00pm

CWOS@CityGallery reception

Sponsored by: City Gallery

City Gallery at 994 State Street, New Haven, 06511 presents CWOS@CityGallery: An exhibition of innovative artwork by 16 gallery artists in painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Opening Receptions: Saturday and Sunday, October 13 & 14, 11am-6pm, in conjunction with Artspace’s City Wide Open Studios.
Regular Gallery Hours: Thurs-Sun 12noon-4pm. 203-782-2489. www.city-gallery.org.       
For more information, or to make an appointment: info@city-gallery.org.

Admission: Free
City Gallery
994 State Street
New Haven
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Sat Oct 13 – Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:00am – 6:00pm

CWOS@CityGallery

Sponsored by: City Gallery

City Gallery at 994 State Street, New Haven, 06511 presents CWOS@CityGallery: An exhibition of innovative artwork by 16 gallery artists in painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Opening Receptions: Saturday and Sunday, October 13 & 14, 11am-6pm, in conjunction with Artspace’s City Wide Open Studios. Regular Gallery Hours: Thurs-Sun 12noon-4pm. 203-782-2489. www.city-gallery.org.       
For more information, or to make an appointment: info@city-gallery.org.

Admission: Free
City Gallery
994 State Street
New Haven
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Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:00am – 4:00pm

Canadian Horse Expo

Sponsored by: New England Cheval Canadien Association

The first ever Canadian Horse Expo will be held October 13, 2018 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Harwinton Fairground, 80 Locust Road, Harwinton, CT 06791. The day will consist of under-saddle/in-harness demonstrations, equine-related seminars and clinics as well as a Breeder’s Barn featuring farms, horses for sale and stallions standing at stud from Canada and the US. Vendors and food onsite. The Expo provides a rare opportunity for horse enthusiasts of all disciplines to meet this endangered breed. Entry is $5 for those 14 and over. Voluntary donation for children under 14. For more information, see our Facebook page:www.facebook.com/canadianhorseexpo

Admission: $5.00
Harwinton Fairgrounds
80 Locust Rd
Harwinton
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Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:00am – 3:00pm

New Haven Masonic Temple Open House

Sponsored by: New Haven Masonic Temple

Interested about who Free Masons are? Come and meet us. Tour our magnificent facility view a video presentation and have refreshments all for free. Mark the date in your calendar and stop by! See you soon!

Admission: Free
New Haven Masonic Temple
285 Whitney Avenue
New Haven
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Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:00am

Fiesta Latina!

Sponsored by: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

It’s our annual celebration of Latin American cultures! Enjoy performances of traditional and contemporary Latin American music and dance along with games, live animals, crafts, face painting, and other activities.

Admission: Free
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
170 Whitney Avenue
New Haven
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