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  • Buttonwood Tree Jazz Event : Matt Dwonszyk Trio – May 24

    Middletown, CT Friday,May 24 at 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.

    BUTTONWOOD TREE JAZZ EVENT: MATT DWONSZYK TRIO — MAY 24 FROM 8:00 to 10:00 P.M.

    The Buttonwood Tree is proud to present jazz performer Matt Dwonszyk. Born in Hartford CT, Dwonszyk started playing the electric bass at the age eleven. In high school, he picked up the upright bass while attending the Greater Hartford Academy of Performing Arts and soon started attending the Artist Collective after school program founded by the legendary Jazz Saxophonist/Composer, Jackie McLean. Dwonszyk continued his collegiate studies at the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz studying with world-renowned bassist Nat Reeves. He graduate and continued his studies at Suny Purchase where he received a Masters in Music in 2015. Dwonszyk currently lives in Brooklyn and is an active bassist in New York.

    The trio consists of musicians whom Matt Dwonszyk went to school with and played with over the past ten years. The music that the trio plays has hints of Hard Bop, Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova, Funk and Modern Jazz.

    The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center
    605 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457
    www.buttonwood.org

  • AWB

    Thursday,May 23 at Doors 7PM, Show 8PM

    AVERAGE WHITE BAND
    45TH ANNIVERSARY • PERFORMING THEIR “THE WHITE ALBUM” IN FULL
    WITH OTIS AND THE HURRICANES
    Warehouse
    Thursday, May 23rd

    203.259.1036, fairfieldtheatre.org
    70 Sanford Street | Fairfield CT 06824

    averagewhiteband.com

  • DATA SAVES LIVES: ‘BARK TO BE HEARD

    Middletown, CT Tuesday,May 21 at 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

    Bark to Be Heard hosts Data Saves Lives, an educational forum featuring experts who have secured funding for a small animal veterinary surveillance network (SAVSNET) based at the University of Minnesota, and they are seeking data partners to explore how data might be shared and governed in the USA using a SAVSNET model.

    The free talk is sponsored by Branford-based Bark to Be Heard, a 501-c4 non-profit working to create a statewide veterinary network in Connecticut that will be the first of its kind in the USA. Pet owners are also invited to show their support for this effort by attending Data Saves Lives on Tuesday, May 21, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

    Location:
    The Inn at Middletown
    70 Main Street
    Middletown, CT
    www.barktobeheard.org
    203-430-0807

  • STRATFORD LIBRARY — Lifelong Learners: Tax Free Retirement

    2203 Main St. Stratford CT, 06615 Tuesday,May 21 at 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

    Lifelong Learners: Tax Free Retirement
    Joseph Violetta and Vincent Farasciano from Banker’s Life return for another investment talk. This program is an extension of the March Lifelong Learners Wall Street 101 program. Presenters will discuss investment strategies for 2019 and beyond, including rescuing your IRA.

    Presented by Joseph Violetta, Unit Manager and Financial Advisor and Vincent Farasciano Unit Supervisor and Financial Advisor from Bankers Life.

    Free and open to the public. Lifelong Learners programs are co-sponsored by Stratford Senior Services and Stratford Library.

    For more information, call 203.385.4164 or visit: http://www.stratfordlibrary.org.

    LOCATION: Lovell Room at the Stratford Library, 2203 Main St. Stratford CT, 06615

  • PLAY- LUNGS

    Thursday,May 2 to Sunday,May 19

    A young couple considers parenthood. They want to have a child for the right reasons. But, in a time of global anxiety, erratic weather and political unrest, what exactly are the right reasons? Duncan Macmillan’s oft-kilter love story is at once harrowing and funny. A Connecticut premiere!

    Weekend matinee and evening performances continue May 2-19. (See website for show times.)

    Square One Theatre Company, Stratford Academy,
    719 Birdseye St., Stratford, CT 06615

    203.375.8778
    https://www.squareonetheatre.com/

  • UCONN MASTER GARDENER PROGRAM PLANT SALE

    Bethel, CT Saturday,May 18 at 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    The UCONN Master Gardener Program is hosting a plant sale on Saturday, May 18th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the UCONN Fairfield County Extension Center, 67 Stony Hill Road in Bethel, CT. (I-84, Exit 8).

    This event is an effort to ensure that Master Gardeners and the larger Connecticut gardening community continue to have valuable educational programs and community outreach events.

    The event includes tours of the demonstration garden and advice from experienced Master Gardeners.
    More information available at 203.207.8440.

    Location:
    UCONN Fairfield County Extension Center
    67 Stony Hill Road
    Bethel, CT
    203-287-8449

  • Walk to End Epilepsy

    Stamford, CT Saturday,May 18 at 9:00 a.m.

    COVE ISLAND PARK, STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT ON SUNDAY, MAY 18 AT 9:00 A.M.

    The Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut (EFCT) is hosting the Walk to End Epilepsy (formerly known as Sharon’s Ride.Run.Walk for Epilepsy) at Cove Island Park in Stamford, Connecticut. Registration for the Walk begins at 9:00 a.m. and the event starts at 10:00 a.m.
    Registration is available online at https://www.epilepsyct.com/walk/ or on-site at the event. Stamford Mayor David Martin will be there to kick off the walk and guest speakers include motivational speaker Beth Usher and Emma Borys, teen ambassador for the Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut.

    Registration and additional information can be found at epilepsyct.com/walk or by calling 860-346-1924.

    Epilepsy Foundation Connecticut
    Walk to End Epilepsy
    epilepsyct.com/walk
    860-346-1924

  • Caroline Doctorow and band Performance

    The Bridgehampton Museum Archives Building 2539-A Montauk Hwy. at Ocean Road Bridgehampton, New York 11932 Saturday,May 18 at 7:30 PM

    Caroline Doctorow and band perform Summer Songs.

    Joe Haines & Katharine Chaffin open the performance.

    More information available at 631 537-1088

  • First Church in Middletown Presents a Performance of Julius Lesters’ Day of Tears

    Middletown, CT Saturday,May 18 at 7:00 p.m.

    Middletown, CT – First Church Middletown will present a riveting performance of Julius Lester’s Day of Tears, a novel centered on the largest slave auction in American history told from the perspective of the husbands, wives, and lovers on the auction block. Witness their stories as they desperately cling to one last hope of staying together.

    Written and directed by Laurie Maria Cabral and produced by Tom Raines, this performance is offered with the permission of Julius Lester and his family. It will take place at First Church Middletown, located at 190 Court Street in Middletown, CT, on Saturday, May 18th at 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM.

    This is a free community event, open to all. Please be advised that strong language and allusions to violence are present in the performance and may not be suitable for certain audiences, including young children.

    www.firstchurchmiddletown.org
    860-346-6657

  • SWING DU JOUR

    Thursday,May 16 at 6:30 PM

    Bethel Arts Third Thursday’s Jazz at La Zingara
    jazz manouche- gypsy jazz.
    Howie Bujese: violin
    Larry Urbon: guitar
    Norman Plankey: rhythm guitar and providing LaPompe
    Eric Van Laer: bass
    La Zingara, PT Barnum Square, Bethel, CT
    ticket info- https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4213514
    Bethel Arts- 203-837-7288, bethelartsct.org

  • COLORBLENDS SPRING GARDEN

    Monday,Apr 1 to Sunday,May 12

    The Colorblends House & Spring Garden will be open April 1- May 12, 2019.

    Colorblends Spring Garden Open House: April 27th, 10am

    In spring, visitors to the Colorblends House & Spring Garden can  stroll through an evolving display of color as snowdrops, crocuses, daffodils, tulips and other spring-flowering bulbs come into bloom.

    Colorblends House & Spring Garden 893 Clinton Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06604

    http://www.colorblendsspringgarden.com/

  • STAMP OUT HUNGER

    Saturday,May 11

    Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive.
    Saturday, May 11, 2019.

    The Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive is the country’s largest single-day food drive. It is held annually on the second Saturday in May in 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam. Customers simply leave their donation of non-perishable goods in paper bags next to their mailbox before the delivery of the mail that day. The nation’s letter carriers collect the food donations and distribute them to local food agencies.
    https://www.stampouthungerfooddrive.us/

  • Wilton Garden Club’s Mother’s Day Plant Sale

    Wednesday,May 8 to Saturday,May 11

    1000+ perennials already acclimated to thrive locally
    Native and pollinator plants, trees and flowering shrubs,
    Organically grown herbs and vegetables, annuals and wildflowers,
    Award-winning dahlias and tropical cannas, Decorative floral baskets,
    containers and other Mother’s Day gifts

    Pre-Sale at Comstock Community Center Greenhouse: Wednesday, May 8, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

    Official Sale Days at the Town Green Gazebo, Wilton Center: Friday, May 10th, 12-6 p.m., and Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Proceeds benefit and beautify Wilton, CT
    https://www.wiltongardenclub.org

  • BBQ & MUSIC FEST

    Saturday,May 4 to Sunday,May 5

    Ridgefield Rotary – 6th Annual Ridgefield BBQ & Music Festival

    A weekend filled with food, live entertainment and family fun.
    Ridgefield, CT will be filled with the sights and smells of award-winning BBQ, as Lounsbury House hosts the NEBS & KCBS BBQ Contests.

    Saturday, May 4th & Sunday, 5th-11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Lounsbury House, 316 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877

    http://www.ridgefieldrotary.org/

  • National MS Society Walk

    Fairfield, CT Saturday,May 4 at 9:00 a.m.

    Walk MS helps fuel groundbreaking MS research and provide life-changing services to those affected by MS through creating a supportive community of friends, families and loved ones who fundraise and connect.
    REGISTER: To find a walk near you, to participate or to volunteer, visit walkMS.org, call 855-372-1331

    National MS Society Walk
    walkMS.org
    855-372-1331

    WHEN: Saturday, May 4 at 9:00 am
    WHERE: Jennings Beach, 880 S Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824

  • Guilford Art Center- FRIDAY NIGHT ART POTTERY

    411 Church Street Guilford, CT Friday,May 3 at 6:30 - 9:30PM

    A fun introductory evening in the pottery studio. Create a unique piece of pottery using simple techniques working with clay. Various tools and engobes will be used to add texture and color.

    More information available at guilfordartcenter.org or at 203-453-5947

  • Press Freedom Day

    Thursday,May 2 at 6-8PM

    World Press Freedom Day Celebration
    “Media for Democracy: The Relevance of Community Journalism in Times of Disinformation”
    Free and Open to the Public.

    Media Scholars and Professional members of the press discussing:
    The State of Freedom of Information in CT-Thomas A. Hennick, Public Education officer for The Freedom of Information Commission
    The Contributions of Ethnic Media in American Democracy– Emanuela Palmares, Editor of Tribuna Newspaper
    The Efficient Use of New Media for Human Rights– Dr. Steeve Coupeau, Technology Professor and Syndicated Columnist

    Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615

    http://stratfordlibrary.org/

  • Wilton Library Book Sale

    Saturday,Apr 27 to Tuesday,Apr 30

    The book sale features at least 70,000 items sorted in more than 50 categories – histories, biographies, wellness, cookbooks, art books, religion, sports, travel, and science fiction; all level of books and AV for children and teens, and so many more; gently used, collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on CD.

    Early Buyers with $15 admission on Saturday, April 27 from 7 to 9 am. Sale is free to public from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday; Sunday, April 28 from 1 to 5 pm; Monday, April 29 from 10 am to 5 pm, books half-price; and Tuesday, April 30, 10 am to 5 pm ($5 bag day).

    Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton, CT 06897
    203-762-3950
    http://www.wiltonlibrary.org/wilton-library-book-sales

  • Center for Family Justice- Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

    Fairfield Train Station (Mill Plain Road Entrance) to the Fairfield Town Hall Green Saturday,Apr 27 at 8AM

    Walk A Mile In Her Shoes is a walk to end violence against women and girls.

    More information available at walkamile.centerforfamilyjustice.org or at 203-334-6154

  • SPRING GARDEN- OPEN HOUSE

    BRIDGEPORT, CT Saturday,Apr 27 at 10AM

    APRIL27TH, OPENS 10AM
    The Colorblends House & Spring Garden will be open April 1ST-May 12TH

    Visitors to the Colorblends House & Spring Garden can stroll through an evolving display of color as snowdrops, crocuses, daffodils, tulips and other spring-flowering bulbs come into bloom.

    Colorblends House & Spring Garden 893 Clinton Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06604

    http://www.colorblendsspringgarden.com/

  • MARK TWAIN FROG FROLIC

    Saturday,Apr 27

    10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    Hop, skip and jump into the 24th Annual Frog Frolic! Games, bounce houses, make your own crafts, touch-a-truck, a bubble garden and our 11th Annual Cake Walk for Children of all ages. Silent Auction Tent and live entertainment! Admission is free, food is available.

    Held at the Redding Community Center
    37 Lonetown Road, Redding, CT

    https://marktwainlibrary.org/

  • NORWALK RIVER CLEANUP AND FISHING

    Sunday,Apr 21

    Norwalk River Trash Cleanup And Fishing Trip
    Saturday, 9AM-NOON
    Merwin Meadows Park, Wilton

    Trout Unlimited members will work with fellow anglers, friends and families to make local trout streams healthier. You can celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day by picking up trash and planting trees. Kids and families are welcome! The annual Norwalk River Trash Cleanup and Fishing Trip will take place on Saturday, April 21 from 9-Noon at Merwin Meadows Park in Wilton. After, you’re free to go fishing in the freshly stocked waters! The chapter will bring coffee, doughnuts and trash bags. We suggest participants bring gloves, waders are optional.
    http://www.mianustu.org/

  • New Haven Chamber of Commerce- Discover the Chamber Event

    900 Chapel Street 10th Floor, New Haven, CT Friday,Apr 19 at 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

    An opportunity to learn about the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce will be held at the Chamber offices on Chapel Street in New Haven starting at 8:30 am.

    More information available at www.gnhcc.com or at 203-787-6735

  • Palace Theater- Albert Rivera & The Curtis Brothers Performance

    100 East Main Street, Waterbury CT Friday,Apr 19 at 7pm

    Part of the Palace Theater’s Spring Jazz Series.

    Albert Rivera performs in the styles of contemporary and smooth Jazz.

    The Curtis Brothers include bassist Luques and pianist Zacc.

    More information available at www.palacetheaterct.org or at 203-346-2000

  • Voices Cafe- HARRIS & GREENWAY

    Saturday,Apr 13 at 8PM SHOW

    Singer-songwriters Reggie Harris and Greg Greenway will appear in concert with their joint production “Deeper Than The Skin – Building Bridges with Music.” They have built a bridge between their lives through 30 years of friendship, music, shared goals, a passion to build community, and pure joy!

    Seating at Voices Cafe is at tables, cabaret-style. Snacks and beverages can be brought; coffee and desserts can be purchased. Table reservations (minimum 4 people) are accepted by contacting David Vita, david@uuwestport.org or calling 203.227.7205 x14. Doors open at 7:30.

    Unitarian Church in Westport, 10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport

    https://voicescafe.org/show/greg-and-reggie/

  • Ridgefield Playhouse- Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra Performance

    80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT Friday,Apr 12 at 8pm

    Musicians from the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra perform Stravinsky’s piece “A Solider’s Tale”.

    More information available at ridgefieldplayhouse.org or at (203) 438-5795

  • Yale Concert Band Spring Concert

    500 College Street New Haven, CT Friday,Apr 12 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm

    Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director. Featuring The Rite of Spring (Igor Stravinsky/arr. Terry Vosbein), Symphony No. 1 (Frank Ticheli).

    More information available at bands.yalecollege.yale.edu or at (203) 432-4111

  • Milford Arts Council- Open Mic

    40 Railroad Avenue Milford, CT Wednesday,Apr 10 at 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM

    Open to anyone who wants to share their gifts and talents in the singing, dancing, acting, reciting the written word, or playing an instrument.

    More information available at milfordarts.org or at 203-878-6647

  • Bridgeport Library- Turning Point Coaching: Computer Workshop

    2705 Fairfield Ave. Bridgeport, CT Tuesday,Apr 9 at 6pm -7:30pm

    These classes are designed to provide up to date changes in technology. Turning Point Coaching present training on a variety of topics from:

    * Basic computing fundamentals (understanding the components of a computer, etc.)

    * Internet safety (computer virus to phishing)

    * Microsoft Office Suite applications (basic to intermediate Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

    * Email etiquette to assist with job search, attaching a document, and so much more.

    More information available at bportlibrary.org or at (203) 576-7025

  • FREE ORGANIC GARDEN CLASS AT WPKN

    Monday,Apr 8 at 8-10PM

    Master Gardener Monique Bosch owner of Bpt’s Wiggle Room will teach a 2 hour organic gardening class at the WPKN studios From 8-10 pm. On Monday April 8th….Suitable for all levels of gardening knowledge, we’ll be learning about growing food in the backyard. To sign up , email Kevin Gallagher at kevin.wpkn@gmail.com
    It’s free and Monique is teaching a course at Norwalk community college this spring .

  • LI SUPPORTS IMMIGRANTS

    Sunday,Apr 7 at 5-8PM

    Neighbors in Support of Immigrants present
    A Celebration of Immigration on the East End
    at St Rosalie’s Community Center
    31 Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, NY

    Raffles / Food / Music, Dancing & More

    small admission fee / children free
    all proceeds will fund local immigrant outreach & support

    http://gufsd.org/parents/nisi/

  • Guilford Art Center- Friday Night Art Pottery

    411 Church Street Guilford, CT Friday,Apr 5 at 6:30PM - 9:30PM

    An introductory evening in the pottery studio. Create a unique piece of pottery using simple techniques working with clay. Various tools are used to add texture and color.

    More information available at guilfordartcenter.org or at 203-453-5947

  • Westport Library- Anyone Can Be Organized Class

    20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT Friday,Apr 5 at 11AM - 12PM

    Take this one hour class and learn how to use technology to keep you organized. This class goes over popular organiztion apps like Evernote that will keep you organized across all devices.

    Class will be held in the Program Room at the Westport Library.

    More information available at westportlibrary.org or at 203-291-4800

  • ALL THINGS BAKELITE: THE AGE OF PLASTIC

    Thursday,Apr 4 at 8PM SHOW

    Premieres Thursday, April 4 at 8 pm
    On Connecticut Public Broadcasting’s Spirit Channel

    The film is by CT Filmmakers: John Maher & Hugh Karraker

    In 1907, Belgian-born American chemist Leo Baekeland made one of the most transformative discoveries of the 20th century—the first wholly synthetic plastic, which he called Bakelite. One of the greatest stories of science never told comes alive using re-enactments; rare archival footage and personal diaries; interviews with scientists, historians, and artists.

    Encores: Friday, April 5 at 5 pm; Sunday, April 7 at noon

    To find the channel location on your cable carrier: https://cptv.org/cable-channels/
    www.allthingsbakelite.com

  • Suffolk County Historical Society- Silent Film Program

    300 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY Thursday,Apr 4 at 6PM

    The program features a lecture, film, and musical program focused on the nostalgia of the silent film era. The event begins with a lecture on the early history of silent film, followed by the live experience of two original silent films with musical accompaniment scored and performed live by composer J. K. Hodge.

    More information available at suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org or at (631) 727-2881

  • SEA LEVEL RISE AND THE SOUND

    Thursday,Apr 4

    THURSDAY, APRIL 4: Sea Level Rise in Long Island Sound Communities
    7 – 8 p.m.

    Experts will discuss the ramifications of sea level rise and answer your questions on coastal erosion, property value decline, loss of coastal habitats, and potential loss of life due to flooding. Moderated byCFE/Save the Sound President, Curt Johnson

    PANEL:
    David Sutherland – Dir. of Govt. Relations, The Nature Conservancy
    Rebecca French – Director of Resilience, CT Department of Housing
    James O’Donnell – CT Institute for Resilience & Climate Adaptation

    Seating is limited, RSVP required: https://secure.everyaction.com/_-jp9hU_c0Oy8YqCt63UiA2
    Darien Library, 1441 Post Rd, Darien, CT
    www.ctenvironment.org
    www.savethesound.org

  • Cinema Arts Centre- Open Mic Night

    423 Park Avenue Huntington NY Wednesday,Apr 3 at 7-9PM

    Acts can include but are not limited to:

    ∙ Song
    ∙ Dance
    ∙ Music performance
    ∙ Poetry
    ∙ Spoken word
    ∙ Comedy
    ∙ Talent
    ∙ Performance
    ∙ and more.

    More information available at cinemaartscentre.org or at 631-423-7611

  • JAZZ MASTERS- Jack Wilkins Trio

    Sunday,Mar 31

    Jack Wilkins- guitar, Jeff Pittson- piano, Essiet Essiet- bass

    6:30pm – 8:30pm
    cover charge & minimum

    Sarah’s Wine Bar, 20 West Lane /Route 35, Ridgefield, CT 06877
    Reservations Recommended
    203-438-8282

  • Center for Family Justice- Rockin’ Around the Decades Event

    337 Kenyon Street Stratford, CT Saturday,Mar 30 at 7PM — 11PM

    This event marks Band Together’s 100th and final performance.

    More information available at centerforfamilyjustice.org or at 203-334-6154

  • Milford Arts Council- Low Strung performance

    40 Railroad Ave S. Milford, CT Friday,Mar 29 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Low Strung is a group of classically trained cellists from Yale University. The group transforms classics of the rock, pop, metal, and blues genres into pieces designed exclusively for the cello.

    More information available at www.milfordarts.org or at 203-878-6647

  • Klein Memorial Auditorium- Klein Theatre Arts Presents Contemporary Broadway

    910 Fairfield Ave Bridgeport, CT Friday,Mar 29 at 7PM

    KTA, or Klein Theatre Arts, is the cornerstone of The Klein’s education and outreach effort by providing instruction in music, dance, and drama to Bridgeport students in grades 6 through 12.

    More information available at theklein.org or at (800) 424-0160

  • Center for Family Justice- Walk A Mile Kick Off Party

    255 South Frontage Road, Bridgeport, Connecticut Thursday,Mar 28 at 5:30 pm

    Learn about the Walk A Mile event and hear from the Center for Family Justice.

    More information available at centerforfamilyjustice.org or at 203-334-6154

    Please note registration is required.

  • The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum- Evening for Educators: Confronting Vulnerability

    258 Main Street Ridgefield, CT Thursday,Mar 28 at 5:30 pm - 7 pm

    How can embracing vulnerability empower innovation? We explore the synergies between art, healing, and mental health through the lens of artists whose hardships have informed their artistic processes. This panel delves into how the act of creating can serve as a therapeutic environment and how educators across disciplines can build empathy in their classroom and provide creative outlets and inspiration for students coping with mental health conditions, challenging family environments, anxiety, and stress.

    More information available at aldrichart.org or at 203-438-4519

  • GUITARIST BEPPE GAMBETTA

    Sunday,Mar 24

    Beppe Gambetta will play Sunday, March 24th, 4PM. In his career he has performed with heroes of the folk scene like David Grisman, Gene Parsons, Doc Watson and Norman Blake.

    Tickets are available at www.acousticcelebration.org.

    Performance takes place at North Hall of St. Stephens Church, 351 Main Street. Ridgefield.

  • Fairfield Public Library – Mini-Golf event

    1080 Post Road Fairfield CT Sunday,Mar 24 at 10am – 3pm

    Mini-Golf at the Fairfield Public Library is a family-friendly event.
    The event is going to be held on Sunday, March 24th from 10am-3pm at the Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Post Road Fairfield CT.

    More information available at fairfieldpubliclibrary.org or at 203-256-3155

  • Southampton Arts Center- The Chalk Art of Letting Go

    25 Jobs Lane Southampton, NY Saturday,Mar 23 at 3-4:30 PM

    North Fork artist , Kara Hoblin leads the chalk creation program. Make your own chalk creation inspired by something you would like to let go of. Attendees work off their own small chalkboards that will be therapeutically erased at the end of the session.

    More information available at www.southamptonartscenter.org

  • ZERO WASTE FAIRE

    Saturday,Mar 23

    11am–4pm, Wilton High School Field House

    The Zero Waste Faire is designed to educate, inspire, entertain, and engage people about zero waste living. By sharing information and ideas from speakers, exhibitors, media, and discussions of current issues, the Faire will help advance Zero Waste practices that benefit everyone.

    Wilton High School Field House, 395 Danbury Rd, Wilton, CT 06897

    http://wiltongogreen.org/zero-waste-faire-2019/

    https://www.facebook.com/events/2062576120700768/

  • Acoustic Music Revue

    45 Broad St Seymour, CT Saturday,Mar 23 at 7-9pm

    The Acoustic Music Revue features: Matt Miklus & Friends featuring Jackie Meeker, Richard Neal, and Morgan Morse.

    Matt Miklus performs in the styles of folk, bluegrass, blues and more.

    More information available at 203-888-6729

  • PLAY- CLEVER LITTLE LIES

    Saturday,Mar 9 to Sunday,Mar 17

    A comedy of sex, lies and secrets.

    Weekend matinee and evening performances continue March 15, 16 & 17. (See website for show times.)

    Square One Theatre Company, Stratford Academy,
    719 Birdseye St., Stratford, CT 06615
    203.375.8778

    https://www.squareonetheatre.com/

  • Suffolk County Historical Society- Preserving the Fabrics of Your Life

    300 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY Saturday,Mar 16 at 10:00am - 1:00 pm

    Suffolk County Historical Society and Hallockville Museum Farm are excited to co-sponsor this 2019 National Quilting Day event at the SCHS Museum in Riverhead. There would be a presentation and demonstration of this year’s theme, Preserving the Fabrics of Your Life, by Susan Jerome, Collections Manager of the University of Rhode Island Historic Textile and Costume Collection. National Quilting Day is observed annually on the 3rd Saturday in March and celebrates this traditional craft and art form along with recognizing quilt makers and the skill that go into the making of quilts.

    More information available at suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org or at 631-298-5292

  • Ridgefield Playhouse- Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra performance

    80 East Ridge, Ridgefield CT Saturday,Mar 16 at 8:00pm

    The Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra performs Webern “Six Pieces for Orchestra”, Respighii “Trittico Botticelliano” and Haydn “Cello Concert in C Major”.

    More information available at ridgefieldplayhouse.org or at (203) 438-5795

  • EDMOND TOWN HALL- IRISH MUSIC & BEER

    Friday,Mar 15

    Irish songs from the band Once Removed–featuring MorganEve Swain!
    You may have seen them at The Gaelic Club or Grace O’Malley’s in Fairfied. On the Alexandria Room’s stage tonight!

    Doors: 7:30 P.M.; Show: 8:30 P.M.
    Live at the Edmond Town Hall – 45 Main Street, Newtown, CT, 06470,
    (203) 270-4285

    ticket info:
    https://edmondtownhall.ticketleap.com/

  • East End Arts- Open Mic Night

    East End Arts Carriage House, located behind the EEA Gallery, 133 E. Main Street, Riverhead, NY Friday,Mar 15 at 6pm- 8pm

    East End Arts invites musical arts, comedy, poetry, and performances of all kinds for their Open Mic Night.

    More information available at eastendarts.org or at 631-727-0900

  • Cinema Arts Centre- Jazz After Hours

    423 Park Avenue Huntington NY Friday,Mar 15 at 9:30pm - 11:30pm

    “The Place for Jazz ‘Round Midnight.” Featuring the Vinny Loccissano Group

    More information available at cinemaartscentre.org or at 631-423-7611

  • Fairfield Theatre Company- Antibalas Performance

    70 Sanford Street Fairfield CT Thursday,Mar 14 at 7PM

    Antibalas, an afrobeat group has been performing in the style of funk for twenty years.

    More information available at fairfieldtheatre.org or at 203-259-1036

  • Guilford Art Center- Craft Beer & Spirits Tasting Event

    411 Church Street, Guilford, CT Friday,Mar 8 at 6-8:30 pm

    The Guilford Art Center Craft Beer & Spirits Tasting Event has a selection of beers from Connecticut breweries, live music, and art exhibit on view in the gallery featuring work by GAC faculty.

    More information available at www.guilfordartcenter.org or 203-453-5947

    Please note reservations are required.

  • Suffolk County Historical Society- Frank Turano, Margaret Fuller: America’s First Feminist

    300 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY Thursday,Mar 7 at 6:00 pm

    National Women’s History Month event, a presentation on the American journalist and women’s rights advocate Margaret Fuller. Learn about Fuller’s life, work, and connection to Suffolk County’s history.

    More information available at: www.suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org or at 631-727-2881

  • Milford Arts Council- Written Word

    40 Railroad Ave S. Milford, CT Thursday,Mar 7 at 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

    Calling all writers, readers, poets, wordsmiths, book lovers and general fans of the written word. The Milford Arts Council and Mick Theebs, the Poet Laureate of Milford, have teamed up to start a group for people who love reading and writing. Meetings take place every other Thursday at the Firehouse Gallery 81 Naugatuck Avenue (in Walnut Beach).

    More information available at www.milfordarts.org or at 203-878-6647

  • Bruce Museum- Panel Discussion: The Golden Age of Cartooning in Connecticut

    1 Museum Drive Greenwich, CT Thursday,Mar 7 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Chance Browne (son of Dik Browne), Cullen Murphy (son of Jack Murphy), and Brian, Greg and Neal Walker (sons of Mort Walker) give tribute to their fathers – and to an extraordinary community of cartoonists. They would recollect notable experiences and observations from this golden era: telling stories and sharing rare artwork and behind-the-scenes photos. It would be a revealing glimpse into a time when cartooning flourished in the suburbs of Connecticut.

    More information available at brucemuseum.org or at 203-869-0376

  • RVNA SPELLING BEE

    Wednesday,Mar 6 at 7PM

    2019 RVNA Spelling Bee

    You can cheer a favorite local celeb Spelling Bee contestant and enjoy a fun, family-friendly evening of spelling competition while benefitting RVNA Nursing Education.

    Ridgefield Playhouse
    info at- https://ridgefieldvna.org/fundraising-events/

  • Caroline Doctorow and The Ballad Makers Performance

    977 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike Bridgehampton, NY Friday,Mar 1 at 7:30 pm

    The Songwriters Share Concert Series welcomes singer/songwriter Caroline Doctorow and her band The Ballad Makers. Opening for Caroline would be singer/songwriter Chris Kline.

    They will be playing to benefit Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt

    More information available at 631-537-0132

  • Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce- Internship & Career Fair

    Shubert Theater, 247 College Street, New Haven, CT Thursday,Feb 28 at 1pm-4pm

    The Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce will host an Internship and Career Fair on February 28, 2019 at the Shubert Theater, 247 College Street in New Haven.

    Drawing from the region’s six major institutions of higher learning:

    • Albertus Magnus College
    • Gateway Community College
    • Quinnipiac University
    • Southern Connecticut State University
    • University of New Haven
    • Yale University

     
    The Internship & Career Fair will bring college students, soon-to-be graduates, post graduates, and emerging talent together for job and internship opportunities. There will also be workshops and tips for career preparation & transition. More information about the workshops can be found at: Internship & Career Fair

    Additional information is available at: GNHCC Internship Career Fair Job Seekers or call: 203-787-6735

  • Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce- February Morning Mingle

    ACES Educational Center for the Arts. 55 Audubon Street, New Haven, CT Wednesday,Feb 27 at 7:30 AM-9:30 AM
    February 2019 GNHCC Morning Mingle

    7:30 – 8:30 AM – Networking and Breakfast
    8:30 – 9:30 AM – Council Seminars

    Healthcare Council
    Exploring Health Disparities and the Impact to Your Business
    Panelists:

    • Kenn Harriss – VP for Community Engagement, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
    • Ken Lalime – CEO, Community Health Center Association of Connecticut
    • Mark Abraham – Executive Director, DataHaven
    • Darin Latimore, MD – Deputy Dean and Chief Diversity Officer, Yale School of Medicine
    • • Session Moderator: Jennifer Heath – President & CEO at United Way of Greater New Haven.

     
    Small Business Council:
    Panel discussion on- New Haven Resources Helping Small Businesses Succeed
    Panelists:

    • Lindy Lee Gold – Senior Development Specialist, State of Connecticut
    • Cathy Graves – Principal, Just A Thought, LLC
    • Jeff Klaus – Regional President, Webster Bank
    • JoHannah Hamilton – Chief Operating Officer, District New Haven

     
    More information available at: February Morning Mingle or call: 203-787-6735

  • Resilient Bridgeport- Public Hearing

    7 Middle Street, Bridgeport, Connecticut Tuesday,Feb 26 at 6:00 PM -7:30 PM

    Resilient Bridgeport, is a resilience strategy and pilot project focused on protecting infrastructures in the South End of Bridgeport from chronic and acute flooding. A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM to hear a presentation on the project and provide an opportunity for oral comments.

    The public hearing would be on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that is available at https://resilientbridgeport.com/environmental-impact-statement/

    More information is available at www.resilientbridgeport.com

  • Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center- Oscar Party

    300 Main Street Old Saybrook, CT Sunday,Feb 24 at 7pm

    The Kate’s annual red-carpet event honors the Kate’s 12-time Oscar Nominated, 4-time Oscar Winning namesake and raises funds to support performing arts presentations and arts education. Walk the red carpet. Watch the 91st annual Academy Awards live on the Kate’s big screen.

    More information available at www.katharinehepburntheater.org or at 860-510-0473

  • Stratford Library- Ukulele for Everyone

    2203 Main St. Stratford CT Tuesday,Feb 19 at 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    This introduction to the world of Ukulele covers its history, famous performers, how ukuleles are made and what’s involved in playing one. The workshop is a combination of lecture, demonstrations and audience participation (ukuleles will be available for audience participation but if you have a ukulele – bring it along).

    Nina Lesiga is a Ukulele Coach for Stratford Continuing Adult Education Program.

    More information available at stratfordlibrary.org or at 203-385-4164

  • The Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts- Ordinary Days Performance

    Ordinary Days Performance
    5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT Thursday,Feb 14 to Sunday,Feb 17 at February 14th,15th and 16th at 8pm. Sunday, February 17th at 3pm

    Set in New York City, the musical follows four characters, Claire, Jason, Warren and Deb, exploring how their ordinary lives connect in the most amazing ways.

    More information available at www.edgertoncenter.org or at (203) 371-7908

  • Branford Folk Music Society- James Keelaghan Performance

    1009 Main Street, Branford, CT Saturday,Feb 16 at 8 PM

    James Keelaghan,a singer-songwriter in the Canadian folk music scene performs.

    More information available at branfordfolk.org or at 203-488-7715

  • Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center- The Young Dubliners performance

    300 Main Street Old Saybrook, CT Friday,Feb 15 at 8pm

    The Young Dubliners perform in the style of Celtic Rock.

    More information is available at www.katharinehepburntheater.org or at 860-510-0473

  • Yale Concert Band Performance

    Woolsey Hall, 500 College Street, New Haven Friday,Feb 15 at 7:30 pm

    Yale Concert Band to Premiere Double Percussion Concerto

    Ted Hearne to feature arx duo (Garrett Arney and Mari Yoshinaga, percussionists) in the world premiere of his new double percussion concerto, In Thrall. Commissioned by the Yale Concert Band and a consortium of other university wind ensembles, the piece combines harmony and rhythm. Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director

    More information available at bands.yalecollege.yale.edu or at (203) 432-4111

  • KEYS- Antigone Rising Benefit Concert

    125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT Friday,Feb 15 at 7:30pm

    All-female rock band, Antigone Rising, will perform a special benefit concert on Feb. 15th at 7:30pm at the Norwalk Concert Hall as part of the band’s outreach program, Girls Rising. KEYS (Kids Empowered by Your Support) will be a benefit recipient and the concert will include special performances from KEYS students.

    More information available at www.keysmusic.org or at 203-761-0150

  • Milford Arts Council- Open Mic Nite

    40 Railroad Avenue South Milford CT Wednesday,Feb 13 at Registration is at 6:00pm, performance at 7pm.

    Open to anyone who wants to share their gifts and talents by singing, dancing, acting, reciting the written word, or playing an instrument.

    Registration is at 6:00pm, first come-first serve.

    Or just come and support local talent at 7pm

    More information available at www.milfordarts.org or at 203-878-6647

  • Resilient Bridgeport- Design Workshop

    Schelfhaudt Gallery, 84 Iranistan Avenue, Bridgeport CT Tuesday,Feb 12 at 6PM-8PM

    Resilient Bridgeport, is a resilience strategy and pilot project focused on protecting infrastructures in the South End of Bridgeport from chronic and acute flooding.

    Resilient Bridgeport will have a design workshop on Tuesday, February 12 from 6-8 PM at the Schelfhaudt Gallery in Bridgeport.

    More information is available at www.resilientbridgeport.com

  • Creative Arts Workshop- Valentine Family Workshop

    80 Audubon Street New Haven CT Sunday,Feb 10 at 1pm-3pm

    Use a variety of materials to make cards, garlands, collages, stuffed paper hearts and more. Work together to create art.

    More information available at www.creativeartsworkshop.org or at 203-562-4927

  • Southampton Arts Center- Artists in Residence, Public Opening Reception

    25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY Saturday,Feb 9 at 5PM -7PM

    TAKEOVER artists include Scott Bluedorn, Daniel Cabrera, Darlene Charneco, Kara Hoblin, Ruby Jackson, Laurie Lambrecht, Jerome Lucani, Paton Miller, and Jeff Muhs. Curated by Amy Kirwin

    For seven weeks in the winter of 2019 Southampton Arts Center hands over its galleries to nine East End artists, each with an assigned space to set up a “pop-up” studio. Completed works are installed and the artists will have scheduled weekly studio time in the galleries from Thursday to Sunday, 12-6 PM to create new works in a wide variety of mediums.

    There are workshops for all ages, gallery tours, and unique programs inspired by the artists and their works in progress. Additionally, a weekly “hangout” will take place every Thursday from 6-8 PM where community can come and spend the evening with the artists.

    More information available at southamptonartscenter.org or at 631-283-0967

  • Palace Theater- Winter Jazz Series: The OZ Experience

    100 East Main Street, Waterbury CT Friday,Feb 8 at 7pm

    The Trio of Oz, blends a deftly swinging jazz sensibility with their genuine love of alternative rock.

    More information is available at www.palacetheaterct.org or at 203-346-2000

  • Cinema Arts Centre- Paige Patterson Performance

    423 Park Avenue Huntington NY Friday,Feb 1 at 8 pm

    Paige will sing from composers and singers who quintessentially represent the American musical landscape, including but not limited to: Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Ray Charles, and the late, the great, Aretha Franklin.

    More information available at www.cinemaartscentre.org or at 631-423-7611

  • Bridgeport Library- Turning Point Coaching: Computer Workshop

    2705 Fairfield Ave. Bridgeport, CT Tuesday,Jan 29 at 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

    These classes are designed to ensure you stay current with the changes in technology. We present training on a variety of topics from:

    * Basic computing fundamentals (understanding the components of a computer, etc.)

    * Internet safety (computer virus to phishing)

    * Microsoft Office Suite applications (basic to intermediate Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

    * Email etiquette to help you with your job search, attaching a document, and so much more.

    More information available at bportlibrary.org or at (203) 576-7025

  • BEETHOVEN FOR THE ROHINGYA

    Monday,Jan 28 at 8PM SHOW

    A Concert of Solidarity for The Rohingya Refugees Fleeing Genocide
    In Their Native Myanmar.

    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

    Net proceeds to benefit Doctors Without Borders / Médécins Sans Frontières

    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 in D Minor
    AMRAM Elegy for Violin and Orchestra

    http://beethovenfortherohingya.org/the-concert/

  • The Westport Library- WestportWRITES Mini-Conference: How to Get Published

    20 Jesup Road Westport, CT Sunday,Jan 27 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Join literary agent Cynthia Manson and editor Caitlin Alexander for an in-depth look on how to get your work published.

    Whether you’re knee-deep in revisions or your New Year’s resolution is to start writing your first book, the process of getting published can seem daunting.

    In this interactive discussion, an experienced literary agent and a veteran editor will demystify the process and tell you what you really need to know in order to break into today’s marketplace.

    More information available at westportlibrary.org or at 203-291-4800

  • Ridgefield Playhouse- Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra- Beethoven Concert

    80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT Sunday,Jan 27 at 4pm

    A community Concert featuring the talented musicians from Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra Chamber Orchestra performing an all Beethoven program including Egmont Overture and Symphony No. 7.

    More information available at www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org or at (203) 438-5795

  • The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum- Exhibition Opening: How Art Changed the Prison: The Work of CPA’s Prison Arts Program

    258 Main Street Ridgefield, CT Sunday,Jan 27 at 3pm-5pm

    The opening of How Art Changed the Prison: The Work of CPA’s Prison Arts Program, presenting visual art made in Connecticut’s correctional institutions over the past three decades. Organized by Jeffrey Greene, manager of Community Partners in Action (CPA), a non-profit that focuses on behavioral changes of both current and past inmates, in addition to criminal justice reform, this exhibition will include the work of approximately twenty-eight artists.

    At 2 pm, Jeffrey Greene will be moderating a panel discussion with former inmates and others involved in Connecticut’s correctional system on the impact of the visual arts for those incarcerated in the State’s prisons.

    More information available at www.aldrichart.org or at 203-438-4519.

    Please note reservations are required.

  • Guilford Art Center- Friday Night Art: Pottery

    411 Church Street Guilford, CT Friday,Jan 25 at 6:30PM - 9:30PM

    Create a unique one-of-a-kind piece of pottery using simple techniques working with clay. Various tools and engobes will be used to add texture and color. Have fun with friends.

    More information available at guilfordartcenter.org or at 203-453-5947

  • Stratford Library- Talk: Latest Developments on Alzheimer’s

    2203 Main St. Stratford CT Thursday,Jan 24 at 5pm

    An informative session led by Peter McAllister, MD of New England Institute of Neurology and Headache and where the latest information on clinical trials and advancements in Alzheimer’s disease research will be shared.

    More information available at stratfordlibrary.org or at 203-385-4164

  • Connect Us CT- Bridgeport has a Dream

    910 Fairfield Ave Bridgeport CT Monday,Jan 21 at 1:30pm

    Special MLK Day performance.
    Monday, January 21 is a day we are able to stop and pause to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his leadership in the fight for social and economic justice for all.

    One hundred performers make up a multi-racial, multi-generational cast that will pay tribute to Dr. King through song, rap, dance, and poetry on Monday, January 21 – Doors open at 1:30pm.

    More information available at www.connectusct.org or at (203)-864-9129

  • New Haven Museum- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice

    114 Whitney Avenue, New Haven CT Monday,Jan 21 at 11am - 3pm

    The New Haven Museum will host storytelling as part of the Yale Peabody Museum’s 23rd Annual “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice,” on Monday, January 21, 2019, from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. Located at 114 Whitney Avenue, New Haven.

    More information available at www.newhavenmuseum.org or at 203-562-4183

  • Cinema Arts Centre- Screenwriters Discussion Group

    423 Park Avenue Huntington NY Monday,Jan 21 at 7:30 PM

    Read, discuss and critique members’ screenplays, whether complete or in progress. We also provide information and support for the beginning and experienced screenwriter, filmmaker and anyone interested in writing for film and related media.

    More information available at cinemaartscentre.org or at 631-423-7611

  • Greenwich Library- Creative Writing Bootcamp

    101 West Putnam Avenue Greenwich, CT Thursday,Jan 10 at 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

    This course is designed to appeal to both new and experienced writers of fiction and creative nonfiction. Through instruction about craft, examples of published works and in-class writing exercises, acquire tools to improve your writing and learn how to identify and express the emotional truths in your work. Participants will receive teacher and peer feedback in a supportive workshop environment.

    More information is available at www.greenwichlibrary.org or at (203) 622-7900

  • Winter Show Reception

    70 Sanford St FAIRFIELD, CT Sunday,Jan 6 at 3pm-5pm

    Art/Place Gallery invites the public to their all-member Winter Show Reception.

    Included are works in a variety of mediums, styles, subjects, and sizes.

    More information is available at 203-259-8026

  • Fairfield Theatre Company- The Motet with Sophistafunk

    70 Sanford Street Fairfield, CT Saturday,Dec 29 at 8pm

    The Motet with Sophistafunk performs in the style of funk, soul and more.

    More information available at fairfieldtheatre.org or at 203-259-1036

  • Poetry Institute- Gian Lombardo

    847 Chapel Street New Haven, CT Thursday,Dec 20 at 7pm

    Gian Lombardo has published six collections of prose poetry and teaches book and magazine publishing at Emerson College.

    More information is available at (203) 562-4045 or at www.institutelibrary.org

  • Norwalk Concert Hall- Norwalk Symphony Concert

    125 East Avenue Norwalk, CT Saturday,Dec 15 at 5pm

    The Norwalk Symphony presents its Joys of the Season concert on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 5:00pm at Norwalk Concert Hall. The Mendelssohn Choir of CT, under the direction of Founder and Artistic Director Dr. Carole Ann Maxwell, will join the orchestra to present Bach’s joyous Magnificat and more.

    More information available at 203-956-6771

  • Doug Hartline and Friends Christmas Concert

    First Congregational Church Music Hall 164 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury CT Saturday,Dec 8 at 4pm

    Doug Hartline and friends perform light jazz and contemporary arrangements. Enjoy seasonal music performed with vibraphone, guitar, bass, drums, and vocals.

    More information available at 203-744-2337

  • Guliford Arts Center- Introduction To Abstraction workshop

    Thursday,Jan 1

    We would be working small and in the afternoon. We would work from one of our morning studies in a larger format. We will try to capture the spirit and essence of the subject at hand while engaging with our materials and experimenting with abstraction.

    More information available at guilfordartcenter.org or at 203-453-5947