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 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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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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Sun Jan 6 – Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:30pm – 4:00pm

12th Night Celebration at the David Humphreys House

Sponsored by: Derby Historical Society

Join us for our Annual 12th Night Celebration at the David Humphreys House.  Taste 18th century menu items cooked over our open hearth.  Take a tour of the homestead.  A Dickens Reading will take place a 3 pm

Admission: $5.00 per person
David Humphreys House
37 Elm Street
Ansonia
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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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Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Film: “Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas”

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

White Christmas,” “Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer,” and “Do you Hear What I Hear,” these popular holiday songs and many others have created the essential music to modern Christmas. Many of them were also created by predominately Jewish composers like Irving Berlin, cultural outsiders in a Western culture who sought to make a living by writing to appeal to the majority audience that too often not accepted them. This film explores the lives of these creative masters, their creations and the culture they shared with dramatized musical performances at a Chinese restaurant with a Jewish clientele on Christmas Day. Thus illustrated, a story is told of how these musical outsiders created in song a secular conception of a Christian holiday that could welcome all peoples by celebrating values and hope far beyond religious differences.

Admission: $5/$10
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd
Woodbridge
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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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Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:30am – 1:30pm

Derby Historical Society Cookie Walk & Holiday Fair

Sponsored by: Derby Historical Society

Come to our Cookie Walk and Holiday Fair.  Home baked cookies are 13 for $5.  Shop for unique hand crafted items and historical toys and books in our gift shop

Admission: Free admission
David Humphreys House
37 Elm Street
Ansonia
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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.” Introduction by Professor John MacKay. 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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Sun Dec 2, 2018 10:30am – 12:00pm

Amalia Hoffman, “Dreidel Day” with PJ Library at JCC Craft and Gift Fair

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

Dreidel Day is a 9 word board book for babies and toddlers. When Cat spins 1 dreidel on the first day of Chanukah, she embarks on an amusing 8 days adventure. Cat and Dreidels interact by spinning, bouncing, tumbling, hopping, balancing, hiding, resting and finally, lighting the menorah with another cat friend. Turn the pages and see how much fun counting from 1 to 8 can be as more dreidels appear on each additional day.

Admission: Free
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd
Woodbridge
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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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Fri Nov 30 – Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Twilight Tours at Osborne Homestead Museum

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.  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”!  The holiday tours will run from November 23 through December 16.  Tours will be offered Thursdays through Sundays from 10AM to 4PM with special “Twilight Tours” on Fridays from 4PM to 7PM.  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 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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Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:00pm

Clutter, Clutter Everywhere

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

Clutter, Clutter Everywhere – Make Your Life Free and Simple                                 at Milford Library                                                                               November 28 at 7pm                                          

With the holidays approaching, and a new year right around the corner, it’s a good time to free yourself from “stuff.”  Whether it’s downsizing or organizing, we all need a little help at some point.  Professional Organizer Anita Taylor will show you the how and why of organizing all your stuff. Systems are the answer! Find easy solutions and simplify your life with Anita’s help.
Anita Taylor has been helping clients simplify their lives for more than 20 years with her business, Anita & Company. Copies of “Anita’s Book,” a workbook solution to organizing important papers, will be available to purchase for $40 (cash or check) after Anita’s presentation.
This free workshop consists of a lot of show and tell, useful containers, a handout with an easy exercise, as well as practical and easy solutions to control clutter.
Brought to you by the generosity of the Friends of Milford Library

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:00pm

Democracy in Crisis: Conversations with New Haven Scholars

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

Corporations and Democracies: Doug Rogers, Professor of Anthropology, Yale University.
Join us for this year-long series in partnership with Yale University’s Public Humanities department. Stop by G Café before it starts for a quick bite, then enjoy a treat at the event provided by our sponsors.

Admission: Free
Ives Main Library
133 Elm Street
New Haven
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Tue Nov 27, 2018 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
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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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Tue Nov 20, 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 Nov 19, 2018 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Author Talk with Eric Lehman

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Join Eric for a lively lecture about the remarkable story of “Connecticut Town Greens: History of the State’s Common Centers”. Town Greens are thought of as relics of another time, but as residents of Connecticut, they are part of our lives. In fact, over 170 public spaces remain on which we can walk where our ancestors and predecessors walked. Mr. Lehman will also be selling and signing copies of his book “Connecticut Town Greens” as well as his other books.

Eric D. Lehman is the director of creative writing at the University of Bridgeport and has stories, reviews, and essays in dozens of magazines and journals. His dozen books include “Connecticut Town Greens”, “A History of Connecticut Food”, the “Insiders’ Guide to Connecticut”, and “Becoming Tom Thumb”, which won the annual award from the Victorian Society of America. and was chosen as one of the top university press books of the year by the American Library Association. His novel “Shadows of Paris” won two independent book awards and was a finalist for the Connecticut Book Award.

Space is limited so registration is required beginning October 22 online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Derby Historical Society - 28th Annual Appeal

Sponsored by: Derby Historical Society

The Derby Historical Society is conducting our Annual Fundraising Appeal on Nov. 19th.  Entertainment by Gretchen Tucker, Soprano.  She will preform an 18th Century Music Concert.  Tickets are $45 and dinner will be served.  Cash Bar

Admission: $45 by November 15th
La Sala Banquet Hall
73 High Street
Derby
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Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Fran Hawthorne, “The Heirs”

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

After a serious injury, Eleanor Ritter’s mother, Rose, begins divulging secrets she has held for fifty years about her tumultuous childhood in Poland. Eleanor becomes obsessed with her mother’s past, only growing stronger when she meets her son’s soccer teammate’s Catholic family from Poland. The quest for answers to questions such as: how many generations does guilt carry on? What did your grandparents do to mine? , leads Eleanor into an unexpected friendship, strains her relationship with her mother, and puts her struggling marriage with a Y2K fearing IT technician at further risk.

“This is the story of immigrants — Jews, Catholics and all of us — whose children and grandchildren remain tied to the suffering and struggles which brought them to America.” — Joel Levy, longtime New York regional director of the Anti-Defamation League and former president of the Center for Jewish History

Admission: $5/$10
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd
Woodbridge
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Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:30am – 1:30pm

Senior Game Day

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

All seniors are invited to join us for Game Day at the J! We’ll have a variety of games for seniors to enjoy with friends and family.

Event is FREE and open to the public.

Admission: Free
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd
Woodbridge
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Sat Nov 17 – Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Justin David, “Longing: Jewish Meditations on a Hidden God” at A Taste of Honey

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

Justin David has been the Rabbi of Congregation B’nai Israel in Northampton since 2002. During that time, he has helped the community grow through his commitment to social justice, inclusion, innovation in worship, Jewish education and interfaith work.
“Longing: Jewish Meditations on a Hidden God” weaves together personal narrative, Jewish mysticism, biblical stories and a range of Jewish thinkers to reflect on the hidden God at the heart of Jewish tradition. It elicits the universal experience of yearning for closeness to someone or some being that we feel we need, but are never sure exists. Along the way, the book takes us on a journey that has us think about our relationships to our parents, to those whom we love, to the sources of Judaism, to God, and ultimately to the “Nothingness” that is, in fact, everything.

Admission: $12/$18
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd
Woodbridge
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Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:00pm

John McCutcheon Benefit Concert for Connecticut Children’s Museum

Sponsored by: Connecticut Children's Museum

“The most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard.” - Johnny Cash

“He has an uncanny ability to breathe new life into the familiar. His storytelling has the richness of fine literature.” - Washington Post

“Calling John McCutcheon a folksinger is like saying Deion Sanders is just a football player.” - Dallas Morning News

“John McCutcheon is not only one of the best musicians in the USA, but also a great singer, songwriter, and song leader. And not just incidentally, he is committed to helping hard-working people everywhere to organize and push this world in a better direction.” - Pete Seeger
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John McCutcheon / CT Children’s Museum Benefit - 11/17/18 - New Haven, CT
7 pm on Saturday, November 17, 2018
Center Church Parish House
311 Temple Street
(directly behind main library)
New Haven, CT

A benefit for the Connecticut Children’s Museum

Admission: 25
Center Church Parish House
311 Temple Street
New Haven
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Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Open Hearth Cooking at the David Humphreys House

Sponsored by: Derby Historical Society

Please join us for our Open Hearth Cooking event at the David Humphreys House. Sample some traditional delights from the 18th century - cooked over our open hearth

Admission: $5.00 per person
David Humphreys House
37 Elm Street
Ansonia
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Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:00am – 3:00pm

Seymour Middle School Turkey Drive

Sponsored by: Seymour Middle School 8th Grade Students

Seasons Greetings,
PLEASE HELP US TO HELP OTHERS!
In order to promote good citizenship and volunteerism, Seymour Middle School 8th grade students will be holding our 17th annual Turkey Drive on Saturday, November 17, 2018.
Students and staff will be collecting donated frozen turkeys from 9 AM to 3 PM at Seymour Middle School, 211 Mountain Road, Seymour and Chatfield-LoPresti School, 51 Skokorat Street, Seymour.  Turkeys will be donated to Seymour School families, the Seymour-Oxford Food Bank and Spooner House.  If you have any questions, please call Seymour Middle School.
Our turkey drives couldn’t help feed families in need over the past 15 years, if it weren’t for the generosity of so many people in our school community. 
Thank you for your cooperation, generosity and support in making this a memorable holiday season!

Admission: Free
Seymour Middle School and Chatfield-LoPresti School
211 Mountain Road and 51 Skokorat Street
Seymour
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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 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Treasured Time’s Wine Tasting and Shopping Extravaganza!

Sponsored by: Treasured Time

Get a head start on your holiday shopping while also giving back to a good cause! Join Treasured Time for their annual wine tasting and shopping night at Vazzano’s Four Seasons in Stratford. Check out gifts from local vendors, enter our silent auction, or enjoy a night out at our wine tasting!

All proceed from the event go towards the mission of Treasured Time. Our mission is to grant the wishes of parents with threatening illnesses who want to create a lasting memory with their children. To learn more about us visit www.treasuredtime.org

Admission: $5-$50
Vazzano's Four Seasons, Stratford CT
337 Kenyon Street
Stratford
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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.” Introduction by Professor David Bromwich. 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 – Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:30pm – 2:00pm

CABARET

Sponsored by: University of New Haven

November 14th @ 7:30
November 15th @ 7:30
November 16th @ 7:30
November 17th @ 7:30
November 18th @ 2pm

TICKETS
$15 General Admission
$10 for Seniors, Military, and those with a UNH ID
$5 for Students

Purchase tickets at door or in advance at www.newhaven.edu/theatertickets

Admission: Tickets: $15 General
Bucknall Theater
300 Boston Post Road
West Haven
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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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Thu Nov 8, 2018 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Dan Oren, “The Wedding Photo”

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

A visit to an abandoned Polish Jewish cemetery in 1993 launches Dan Oren’s twenty-year search to solve the mystery of “Who is buried in Sarah’s tomb?” A visit with a cousin unearths a breathtaking photograph of a Berlin family wedding from 1926 and leads to discovering their unimaginable post-wedding lives. An archivist in Prague discovers a secret uncle whose celebrity-filled life takes the reader from the halls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the treasures of the Vatican. Finding and linking hitherto unknown family—from as ordinary any of us to as internationally-recognized as Philip Roth—this collection of gripping investigative accounts transforms genealogy into a world of exciting historical adventures. When a bishop, a minister, and a rabbi meet in a cemetery, it is not the set-up for a joke. Rather, The Wedding Photo becomes a dramatic and meaningful encounter of Christians and Jews with the darkest and the brightest sides of humanity.

Admission: $5/$10
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd
Woodbridge
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Thu Nov 8, 2018 11:30am – 1:30pm

Senior Day: Richard Gelb

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

All seniors are invited to a Senior Day seminar.

Richard Gelb, Cancer Survivor, Advocate, and Lecturer will be giving the presentation: “The Job and Work of Being a Patient. How to Advocate for Yourself and Your Loved Ones.”

Event is FREE and open to all!

Admission: Free
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd
Woodbridge
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Wed Nov 7, 2018 6:30pm

The Last Full Measure of our Devotion: Honoring Our Vets

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

Milford Library is pleased to host historian Hamish Lutris for a presentation about America’s veterans on November 7 at 6:30pm.  From the French and Indian War to Afghanistan and Iraq, American men and women have placed themselves in harm’s way under the American flag. Soldiers serving in the wars of the United States have also often been civilian volunteers who left farms and factories to fight under conditions challenging to the very core of their humanity. How to honor that sacrifice has been a question for our country since its inception. This presentation will discuss the ways veterans have been recognized for their service, and how that recognition has changed over time. It will range widely, from creating our first veterans’ organization, the Cincinnati, to observing holidays like Memorial Day, sponsoring the creation of national cemeteries, and passing the GI Bill, among others. 

Hamish Lutris is an Associate Professor of History and Political Science at Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut. He has worked in some of America’s premier natural and historical sites, leading hiking and historical programs. He has also lectured extensively in the United States, Europe, and Canada, presenting programs on wide-ranging historical topics, including Native American history, the Civil War, Scientific History, Social and cultural history, World War I, World War II, and the American West.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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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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Wed Nov 7, 2018 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Continuum Wine and Beer Tasting

Sponsored by: Continuum of Care/Orange Street Liquor Shop

On Wednesday, November 7, Continuum of Care is hosting a wine and beer tasting at our administrative office, in partnership with Orange Street Liquor Shop. The evening will feature samples of wine, beer, and non-alcoholic ciders that guests can order, hors d’oeuvres from Continuum’s new Grassroots Deli, and live music. Visit www.continuumct.org/tasting to register, donate, or to purchase sponsorship.

Admission: Free
Continuum of Care
109 Legion Avenue
New Haven
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Wed Nov 7, 2018 9:30am

Emmett O’Brien Technical High School’s US Veterans Day Celebration

Sponsored by: Emmett O'Brien Technical High School's Family Engagement Committee

School assembly and luncheon honoring US Veterans of the Emmett O’Brien school and local community.

Admission: Free
Emmett O'Brien Technical High School
141 Prindle Ave
Ansonia
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Tue Nov 6, 2018 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 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 Nov 5, 2018 10:00am

MUSICAL MONDAYS (Ages 2-6)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; you may now register by clicking on the “More Info.” link below, or you may still go to the library Web site at http://www.derbypubliclibrary.org.

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
CHILDREN'S DEPT.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Sun Nov 4, 2018 2:00pm

Let the Sun Shine In

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

Join us at Milford Library as we welcome the Bob Kolb trio on Sunday, November 4 at 2pm.  They will be playing a mixed set of songs, all with sunshine as part of the theme.                                                This trio of talented musicians bring a cool jazz feeling to any number.  They’ll be playing favorites like; Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying, Here Comes the Sun, You Are My             Sunshine, On the Sunny Side of the Street, and many more.  Bob Kolb is a life-long musician who has played in bands backing Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, and other great singers.
Don’t forget—Sunday November 4 is the start of Daylight Savings Time—turn your clocks back.  As the days grow shorter, we all need a little more sunshine and song in our lives!

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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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 – 11:02pm

Golden Gael Award Event

Sponsored by: Shelton CT Gaels Alumni Association

Buffet Dinner, door prizes, raffle prizes. All proceed go to Shelton Alumni Assoc, Scholarship Fund. Further Info: stephenaarena@gmail.com, Bob Zuraw 203-929-6601 or Karen McGovern 203-606-7458

Admission: $35.00 per person
Highland Golf Club
261 Wooster St
Shelton
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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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Sat Nov 3, 2018 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Gothic Arts Market

Sponsored by: Gothic Arts Market

Gothic Arts Market

New Haven’s first curated Gothic Arts Market is coming on November 3, 2018 to beautiful Lyric Hall Theater in New Haven CT,

minutes from the Gothic architecture of Yale Campus and one of the oldest cemeteries in Connecticut, Grove Street Cemetery.

Come join us and make a day out of it!
This first run show has been carefully curated: 15 vendors will fill the delight known as Lyric Hall. A bar will be open to offer

refreshments (beer/wine as well as non-alcoholic) and a food truck will be out front.
Lyric Hall is also walking distance to several restaurants such as Bella’s Cafe and downtown New Haven is a foodie’s mecca!

Come for the pizza, stay for the artists.
November 3, 2018, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Lyric Hall, 827 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT

https://www.facebook.com/GothicArtsCT/

Admission: Free
Lyric Hall
827 Whalley Ave
New Haven
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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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Thu Nov 1, 2018 5:30pm

“Climate Change and Regreening the Emerald Planet”

Sponsored by: The Dwight H. Terry Lectureship

The challenge of climate change. How is it affecting the Emerald Planet? How much might be “too much”? Is the sixth extinction at hand? How can ecosystem restoration help us address climate change, alter our perceptions of how our planet works, and nurture our human aspiration? What is the role of awe?

Admission: Free
Kroon Hall, Burke Auditorium
195 Prospect St.
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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Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:00am – 8:00pm

Halloween VR

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

Drop-ins welcome! No registration required. Come to the library to experience the horror genre like never before with virtual reality. See if you are brave enough to keep the headset on the entire time through some truly terrifying experiences!

Admission: Free
Ives Main Library
133 Elm Street
New Haven
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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 6:00pm

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 Main Library
133 Elm Street
New Haven
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Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:00pm

CT Partnership for Long Term Care

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

Aldo Pantano from the CT Partnership for Long Term Care with the State Office of Policy and Management, will present a free informational seminar on how to protect your assets/life savings if you should need long-term care. Long-term care insurance approved by the State’s Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care could be part of your retirement plan, as these policies assure you of the highest quality standards.

Admission: Free
Ives Main Library
133 Elm Street
New Haven
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Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:00pm

Democracy in Crisis: Conversations with New Haven Scholars

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

How Fascism Works: Jason Stanley, Professor of Philosophy, Yale University.

Join us for this year-long series in partnership with Yale University’s Public Humanities department. Stop by G Café before it starts for a quick bite, then enjoy a treat at the event provided by our sponsors

Admission: Free
Ives Main Library
133 Elm Street
New Haven
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Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:30pm

“Fragmenting Creation”

Sponsored by: The Dwight H. Terry Lectureship

Science has eventually tumbled into considering the conservation importance of habitat fragmentation. Can we advance, however, from thinking of nature as small patches isolated in human-dominated landscapes, to an outlook where human aspiration is imbedded in nature? Can we adequately feed additional billions of people without obliterating most of wild nature?

Admission: Free
Kroon Hall, Burke Auditorium
195 Prospect St.
New Haven
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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 – 7:30pm

EVENING BOOK CLUB

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

THIS MONTH’S SELECTION IS “DRIVING LESSONS” BY ED MCBAIN, A MYSTERY IN NOVELLA FORM.  COPIES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY.  FOR DETAILS CALL 203-734-1492.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE.
Derby
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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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Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:00pm

Connecticut Blues Society Solo/Duo Blues Challenge Finals

Sponsored by: The Connecticut Blues Society

Two winning acts from the previous two preliminary events will attempt to win the highest score from blues music-knowledgable judges.  Winning act will be sent to the International Blues Challenge, Memphis, TN.  January 2019

Admission: Free
The Pine Loft Cafe
1474 Berlin Turnpike
Berlin
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Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:00am – 6:00pm

The 2018 Halloween Psychic Fair

Sponsored by: A Healing Hand

After taking a 1 year hiatus for personal matters,
the 8th Annual Halloween Fair is back and we’ve expanded to include more readers & vendors!

Admission is $5 per person.
Reading are $25/15 minutes.
There will be hourly door prize drawings,
a variety of vendors, and workshops!
Come before noon for an early bird gift!

Sunday, October 28, 2018
10am - 6pm
Spirit Circle 5pm-7pm
http://www.ahealinghand.net/halloween-psychic-fair.html

Admission: $5
Courtyard Marriott
780 Bridgeport Ave.
Shelton
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Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:00pm

Spooky Science Family Night

Sponsored by: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

After the lights go out the Museum will come alive with spooky science demos, creepy crawly creatures, slithering snakes, a scavenger hunt, and scary snacks. Dress to impress with your favorite costume!

Admission: $13.50-$15
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
170 Whitney Avenue
New Haven
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Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:59pm

Show Me How

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

Control your digital footprint. Learn and practice techniques to control the exposure of your personal data. If possible bring your smartphone, tablet, or laptop!

Admission: Free
Mitchell Library
37 Harrison Street
New Haven
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Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:00pm

Seymour Downtown Trick or Treat

Sponsored by: Seymour Culture & Arts Commission

Parade begins at corner of First & Bank Sts.
Parade will be led by the Seymour Middle School Band.

Admission: Free
Downtown Seymour
Corner of Columbus & Bank Sts.
Seymour
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Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:59am

Motivational Talk and Reading

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

Motivational Talk and Reading by Author CW Johnson

Admission: Free
Wilson Library
303 Washington Ave
New Haven
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Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:59am – 3:29pm

The Key to Happiness: A Day Retreat

Sponsored by: Odiyana Buddhist Center

The Key to Happiness: A Day Retreat, Saturday, October 27th, 10am – 3:30pm at Mercy by the Sea, 167 Neck Road, Madison, with Resident Teacher, Gen Khyenwang from Odiyana Meditation Center. Happiness is an inner quality, a state of mind that naturally arises when the mind is peaceful. In this day retreat, we will learn to let go of distractions and worry, and practice simple meditations to gain experience of the clarity and joy of a peaceful mind. Everyone can learn to meditate and gain deep familiarity with positive thoughts and feelings. Give yourself the gift of meditation and learn practically how to transform your life through the power of getting to know the potential of your own mind.  Registration: 9:30 – 10:00am. Course: 10:00 – 3:30pm (with lunch and tea breaks). Cost: $50 – Lunch included. Info at: meditationinconnecticut.org or call 860-266-6041.

Admission: $50
Mercy By The Sea
167 Neck Road
Madison
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