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  • PLASTIC BAG INFO SESSION

    Wednesday,Apr 25 at 7pm-8:30pm

    -how to ban the plastic bag in a community
    -the process of a community plastic bag ban campaign
    -how to get a community to start exploring options and solutions to the plastic bag issue.
    -information about House Bill 6313: Tax on single use plastic and paper bags

    All are welcome. No prior knowledge of plastic bag solutions is needed. The next Plastic Bag Information Session will be at RCSD Outcomes and Action Steps, Wednesday, April 25, at Fairfield University from 7pm – 8:30pm.

    info- Daphne Dixon, Live Green CT!
    203-536-4695, daphne@livegreenct.org

  • Mattatuck Museum- Lecture: Sol LeWitt: Arcs and Tangents

    144 West Main Street Waterbury, CT Tuesday,Apr 24 at 11am - 1pm

    Janet Passehl, Curator of The LeWitt Collection, delivers the annual Julia Q. Keggi Lecture: Sol LeWitt: Arcs and Tangents. Passehl delivers a lecture that explores the five components of LeWitt’s practice: works on paper, wall drawings, structures, prints and photographs

    More information available at www.mattmuseum.org or at (203) 753-0381

  • Suffolk County Historical Society- Orchid Tea and Talk

    300 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY Saturday,Apr 21 at 1pm

    Guest Speaker Bill Bianchi speaks on the history and care of orchids. The event includes teas and more.

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

    Reservations are required.

  • Southampton Town Electric & Hybrid Car Event

    Good Ground Park, 9 Squiretown Road Hampton Bays, NY Saturday,Apr 21 at 12pm-4pm

    Electric and hybrid cars on display as well as residential solar energy information, food trucks, and more.

  • Mark Twain Library- Fiction Writing Workshop

    439 Redding Road Redding, CT Saturday,Apr 21 at 10AM - 5PM

    Workshop instructor Susan Breen provides an one-day workshop in fiction writing that combines lectures on craft (plot, character, point of view, description) with writing exercises. Open to writers of any level.

    More information available at www.marktwainlibrary.org or at (203) 938-2545

  • Guilford Art Center- Friday Night Art: Pottery

    411 Church Street Guilford, CT Friday,Apr 20 at 6:30PM - 9:30PM

    Create a unique one-of-a-kind piece of pottery using simple techniques working with clay and various tools to add texture.

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

  • Fairfield County SCORE- Trademarks for Creatives Workshop

    Housatonic Community College Beacon Hall Room 357 900 Lafayette Boulevard Bridgeport, CT Monday,Apr 16 at 6:30pm

    Learn at the workshop about how to trademark, different types of trademarks and more.

    More information available at www.fairfieldcounty.score.org or at (203) 831-0065

  • Creative Arts Workshop- Pottery Sampler Workshop

    80 Audubon St, New Haven CT Sunday,Apr 15 at 1:30 pm – 4pm

    Be introduced to the studio and briefed on how to use the equipment. Then, learn with the potter’s wheel and clay. Tools are provided.

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

  • Bruce Museum- Sunday Afternoon Lecture

    1 Museum Drive Greenwich, CT Sunday,Apr 15 at 3pm - 5pm

    New Haven photographer Raymond Smith presents a lecture titled “I Am a Camera,” which will be followed by a Q&A. The reception is at 3:00 pm, followed the lecture at 3:30 pm.

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

  • Milford Arts Council- Open Mic Nite

    40 Railroad Avenue South, Milford, CT Wednesday,Apr 11 at 7pm - 10pm

    All performing arts are welcome to the Milford Arts Council Open Mic Nite.

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

  • Long Island Coalition for the Homeless – Have a Heart for the Homeless Candlelight Vigil

    2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, NY Tuesday,Apr 10 at 6:30pm-8:30pm

    On April 10th from 6:30pm-8:30pm the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless will hold its Candlelight Vigil for the Homeless at Farmingdale State College. The Vigil brings together members of the community, folks who wish to raise awareness, and homeless/at risk Long Islanders and agencies who serve them. In addition to information for persons in need, the event will have financial literacy sessions, haircuts, and other services available. Also, there would be music from guest musicians.

    More information is available at www.addressthehomeless.org or at (631) 464-4314

  • Mattatuck Museum- Community Free Day

    144 West Main Street Waterbury, CT Sunday,Apr 8 at 12pm - 5pm

    Learn about art and history at the Museum with changing exhibitions and selections from the permanent collection during Community Free Day. Also includes activities such as the Art Cart.

    More information available at www.mattmuseum.org or at (203) 753-0381

  • Yale Jazz Ensemble and Reunion Jazz Ensemble – Stan Wheeler Memorial Jazz Concert performance

    127 Wall Street New Haven, CT Sunday,Apr 8 at 1:30 p.m.

    Annual Jazz concert dedicated to the memory of late Yale Law School Professor and trumpeter Stan Wheeler. The Yale Jazz Ensemble, Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director and the Reunion Jazz Ensemble. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

    More information available at www.yale.edu/yaleband or at 203-432-4111

  • Fairfield Theatre Company- Sam Bush with Danny Burns Performance

    70 Sanford Street Fairfield CT Saturday,Apr 7 at 7:45PM

    Sam Bush with Danny Burns perform Bluegrass fused with Jazz, Rock, Blues and Funk

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

  • Artspace- Opening Reception: Present Phase

    50 Orange Street, New Haven, CT Friday,Apr 6 at 5pm-8pm

    Opening reception and artist talk for Present Phase, an art show of eight new landscape paintings and a wall mural by Rachel Hellerich. The Artist Talk will be from 5:30-6:30pm. The event will be free and open to the public.

    More information available at www.artspacenewhaven.org or at 203-772-2709

  • Yale Center for Collaborative Arts and Media -“The Raft” Performance

    149 York Street, New Haven, CT Tuesday,Apr 3 at 7:30 PM

    “The Raft” is the product of one of the first collaborations at Yale’s Center for Collaborative Arts and Media, with music by Jack Vees and video and stage design by Johannes DeYoung.

    A further Yale connection is the Sandbox Percussion Quartet, all recent graduates from the Yale School of Music, and veterans of the Yale Percussion Group.

    “The Raft” is based on the writings and ideas of Thor Heyerdahl

    The performance will be in the newly renovated gallery space in Center for Collaborative Arts and Media referred to as “The Bakery”.

    The performance is open to the public.

    More information available at https://ccam.yale.edu or at 203-432-2883

  • Bijou Theatre CT- The Last Waltz Live Performance

    275 Fairfield Ave Bridgeport, CT Saturday,Mar 31 at 8pm

    Musicians from the local music scene perform the songs of the 1978 concert film.

    More information available at www.bijoutheatrect.net or at 203-296-9605

  • The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum- Afternoon Studio: Painting

    258 Main Street Ridgefield, CT Friday,Mar 30 at 2 pm - 4 pm

    Experimental Painting using gravity to create big, bright, and bold patterns.

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

  • Fairfield Public Library – Mini-Golf Event

    1080 Old Post Road Fairfield, CT Sunday,Mar 25 at 10am-3pm

    The Library becomes a mini-golf course on Sunday, March 25th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm for a family event hosted by The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library.

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

  • Southampton Arts Center – The Art of Chess

    25 Jobs Lane Southampton, NY Sunday,Mar 25 at 2 pm

    Whether you are a chess expert or new to the game, a chess coach teaches the art of Chess.

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

  • ART & ACTIVISM- ALDRICH MUSEUM

    Sunday,Mar 25 at 1pm-4pm

    “Take Action! A Day of Art and Activism”

    FREE
    -Lucy McClure, founder and curator of the Connecticut chapter of the Nasty Women Artist Exhibitions, speaks with fellow social justice advocates Sarah Fritchey and Debbie Hesse. Hear how they built an international network of artists united in activism. Panel at 3 pm.
    -Plus the spoken word poetry of award-winning poet Ceez Liive. Performance at 2 pm.
    -Artist Jahmane conducts a mixed-media workshop empowering visitors of all ages to make a statement or champion a cause through art-making.
    -Ward Shelley and Alex Schweder share ideas about walls, art, and equity in their last day in residence on Your Turn.

    The Aldrich, 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877
    Tel 203.438.4519, aldrichart.org

  • ZERO WASTE FAIRE

    Sunday,Mar 25 at 11am-4pm

    Featuring: Interactive Exhibits, Kids’ Activities, Speakers, Cooking Demos, Round Table, Film Festival, Zero Waste Feast

    Topics Include: The Magic of Composting, Upcycling, Backyard Farming, Reducing Food Waste, Envisioning a Greener Wilton, Techniques for Zero Waste Living
    Sunday, March 25, 2018
    Wilton Field House, Wilton High School, US 7, Wilton, CT

    wiltongogreen.org

  • Long Island Nature Organization- Long Island Natural History Conference

    Berkner Hall at Brookhaven National Laboratory Friday,Mar 23 to Saturday,Mar 24 at 8am-5pm

    Presentations on all aspects of Long Island nature including conservation of whales, bats, and other species, and preserving Plum Island.

    More information available at www.longislandnature.org or at 631-267 – 5228

  • The Ridgefield Playhouse- Brubeck Brothers Quartet Performance

    80 East Ridge Ridgefield, CT Friday,Mar 23 at 8pm

    Brubeck Brothers Quartet are Dan Brubeck and Chris Brubeck, Mike DeMicco, and Chuck Lamb. The Brubeck Brothers Quartet perform in the style of Jazz.

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

  • The Klein Memorial Auditorium- Welcome to the 80’s

    910 FAIRFIELD AVE BRIDGEPORT, CT Thursday,Mar 22 at 7:30 PM

    Klein Theatre Arts performs songs from various genres from the 80’s.

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

  • Stony Brook Southampton – Jericho Brown discussion

    239 Montauk Highway Southampton. NY Wednesday,Mar 21 at 7 p.m

    Poet Jericho Brown is part of Writers Speak Wednesdays at Stony Brook Southampton Arts.

    More information available at 631-632-5287

  • RVNA BENEFIT SPELLING BEE- New Date

    Ridgefield Playhouse Monday,Mar 19 at 7PM

    What do a Ridgefield High School student, a social media consultant, an orthopedic surgeon, a comedian, and a police officer have in common? No, this isn’t the start of a bad joke. It’s a list of some of the contestants vying for bragging rights in RVNA’s 7th Annual Spelling Bee. The event brings together members of the community for an evening of friendly competition to benefit a RVNA Nursing Education.
    Ticket Info- https://ridgefieldvna.org/give-to-rvna/fundraising-events/2018-rvna-spelling-bee/

  • Babylon Citizens Council on the Arts- Andy Statman Bluegrass Quartet and Eastbound Freight Performance

    149 N Wellwood Avenue Lindenhurst, NY Sunday,Mar 18 at 2pm

    Andy Statman Bluegrass Quartet are comprised of Andy Statman on Mandolin, Gene Yellin on Guitar, Ellery Marshall on Banjo and Tim Kiah on Bass and Vocals.

    Eastbound Freight performs in the style of Bluegrass.

    More information available at www.babylonarts.org or at (631) 587-3696

  • Bridgeport Library- Memoir Writing Workshop

    925 Broad Street Bridgeport, CT Saturday,Mar 17 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Writer and Professor Elizabeth Hilts leads the class which includes free form writing exercises and examining perspective.

    More information is available at www.bportlibrary.org or at 203-576-7400

  • Silvermine Art Center- Melissa Newman Trio Jazz Performance

    1037 Silvermine Road New Canaan, CT Friday,Mar 16 at 7 PM - 8:30 PM

    A reception at 7PM, followed by a Jazz performance by the Melissa Newman Trio from 7:30 – 8:30 PM.

    More information available at www.silvermineart.org or at 203-966-9700

  • Cinema Arts Centre- Jazz After Hours Performance

    423 Park Avenue Huntington NY Friday,Mar 16 at 9:30 PM

    Berkeley Square, a musical trio that performs in the style of Jazz.

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

  • Branford Folk Music Society- Bob Bovee Performance

    1009 Main Street, Branford, CT Saturday,Mar 10 at 8pm

    Bob Bovee performs in the styles of blues and ragtime, square dance tunes and country

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

  • Bijou Theatre- James Montgomery Band Performance

    275 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT Saturday,Mar 10 at 8PM

    James Montgomery Band performs in the style of Blues.

    More information available at www.bijoutheatrect.net or at 203-296-9605

  • ORGANICONN- CT NOFA

    Saturday,Mar 10 at 8am-5pm

    CT NOFA’s 36th Annual Winter Conference

    Over 40 organic farm, garden, food, and advocacy workshops to choose from during 4 sessions plus Keynote: Dave Chapman, “The Fight For Organic Integrity & What Savvy Organic Eaters Need To Know”. Organic trade show and more.

    Western Connecticut State University, Midtown Campus
    181 White St, Danbury, CT 06810

    https://organiconn.squarespace.com/

  • Bridgeport History Center- Albert Bender Lecture

    925 Broad Street Bridgeport, CT Thursday,Mar 8 at 6:30-7:30 pm

    Librarian Michael Bielawa lectures on Bridgeport’s Albert Bender and his interest in flying saucers. The captivation regarding a possible Alien visit/presence in the form of Men In Black or MIB first occurred in Bridgeport.

    More information available at bportlibrary.org/hc or at 203-576-7400

  • CT Experiential Learning Center- Food Rescue US New Haven Informational reception

    28 School Street Branford, CT Sunday,Mar 4 at 1pm – 2pm

    Food Rescue US works to solve the problem of food insecurity that is linked to lack of access by focusing on food to be brought to where it is needed, as well as alter the amount of food that is thrown away.

    More information available at 203-433-4658

  • The Bluegrass Club of Long Island- Bluegrass Jam

    211 East Main Street, Smithtown, NY Sunday,Mar 4 at 2-7pm

    A musical jam session. Beginners to those with years of experience – from musicians to listeners are welcome.

    More information available at www.longislandbluegrass.org

  • Klein Auditorium- Greater Bridgeport Symphony Performance

    910 Fairfield Ave Bridgeport, CT Saturday,Mar 3 at 8PM

    Greater Bridgeport Symphony perform music from Faure , Bizet and Beethoven. In addition, a performance from University Singers of the University of Bridgeport.

    More information at www.theklein.org or at 1-(800) 424-0160

  • Songwriters Share Concert Series- Caroline Doctorow & The Ballad Makers Performance

    977 Sag Harbor/Bridgehampton Turnpike Sag Harbor, NY Friday,Mar 2 at 7:30 pm

    Caroline Doctorow & The Ballad Makers perform with Chris Kline opening.

    A concert to benefit The Bridgehampton Child Care Center.

    More information available at 631 902-6173

  • Palace Theater- Nicki Parrott Trio Performance

    100 East Main Street, Waterbury CT Friday,Mar 2 at 7pm

    The Nicki Parrott Trio performs in the style of Jazz.

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

  • POLLINATOR HABITAT CONFERENCE

    Tuesday,Feb 27 at 8:30AM-3:45PM

    “Creating and Improving Pollinator Habitat”

    (Snow date: Thursday, March 1, 2018)

    The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, Jones Auditorium
    123 Huntington St., New Haven, CT 06511
    Phone: 203-974-8500
    http://www.ct.gov/caes/cwp/view.asp?a=2826&q=578322&caesNav=|

  • Milford Arts Council- Paint In Workshop

    81 Naugatuck Avenue, Milford, CT Tuesday,Feb 27 at 7pm - 9pm

    Learn step by step to create a painting in an evening by an instructor.

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

  • Yale Jazz Ensemble Performance

    Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall 470 College Street New Haven, CT Monday,Feb 26 at 2:30pm - 4:30pm

    The Yale Jazz Ensemble performs with Wayne Escoffery. Music by Charles Mingus, Sammy Nestico, Joe Henderson.

    More information available at or www.yale.edu/yaleband or at 203-432-4111

  • The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum- Photography Discussion with Ben Gest

    258 Main Street Ridgefield, CT Sunday,Feb 25 at 3pm - 4pm

    Photography as Artifact and Artifice, a Discussion with Ben Gest focuses on the practice of photography and the role of the photographer.

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

  • Environmental Teach-In

    Saturday,Feb 24 at Noon-6PM

    A Teach-In: For a Livable World, Climate Justice Now!
    Free and Open to the Public

    Exploring some of the toughest questions facing the climate movement…Learning the necessity of building alliances with those most victimized by climate change…Action-focused workshops designed to integrate those new to the movement into state campaigns…Building a February 27th rally at the Capitol against the limitations of the Comprehensive Energy Strategy (CES)

    Location: Elmwood Community Center, 1106 New Britain Avenue, West Hartford
    Questions : Chris Gauvreau, 350 CT: 860.478.5300

  • CHRISTINE OHLMAN & LIBERTY DEVITTO-DANBURY PALACE

    Saturday,Feb 24 at 8PM

    Rock N Roll will rule the night when Christine Ohlman, the blonde Beehive Queen singer from NBC’s Saturday Night Live Band shares the stage with Billy Joel drummer Liberty Devitto and his new band The Slim Kings.

    The Palace Danbury (203) 794-9944, 165 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810

    https://thepalacedanbury.com/

  • Fairfield Theatre Company- Cris Jacobs with the Dupont Brothers Performance

    70 Sanford Street Fairfield CT Friday,Feb 16 at 7pm

    Cris Jacobs with the Dupont Brothers performs in the styles of Soul and Rock.

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

  • Yale Concert Band Winter Concert Performance

    Woolsey Hall, 500 College Street New Haven, CT Friday,Feb 16 at 2:30pm - 4:30pm

    Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director.

    Yale Concert Band performing Three Places in New Haven (Thomas C. Duffy), Wine-Dark Sea (John Mackey); Colonial Song (Percy Grainger); Outdoor Overture (Aaron Copland).

    More information available at or www.yale.edu/yaleband or at 203-432-4111

  • East End Arts- Music Masters Performance with Brady Rymer

    1830 West Main Street, Rt. 25, Riverhead, NY Thursday,Feb 15 at 7pm - 9pm

    Participants in the East End Arts Music Masters Program perform with Singer/Songwriter, guitarist Brady Rymer.

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

  • Bijou Theatre- John Coletrane Documentary Screening

    275 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT Thursday,Feb 15 at 7PM

    Chasing Trane, a documentary film about the life and music of Musician John Coletrane.

    More information available at www.bijoutheatrect.net or at 203-296-9605

  • Branford Folk Music Society- Toby Walker Performance

    1009 Main Street, Branford, CT Saturday,Feb 10 at 8PM

    Toby Walker performs in combination of styles including blues, bluegrass, rock and old time jazz.

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

  • Suffolk County Historical Society Museum-Spotlight Series: The Paintings

    300 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY Saturday,Feb 10 at 1pm

    The Opening Reception of the Spotlight Series: The Paintings displays over 250 paintings in the collection, the exhibit of selected oil paintings represent a range of artists from the 19th and 20th centuries.

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

  • Guilford Art Center- Friday Night Art: Pottery

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

    Create a unique piece of pottery using simple techniques.

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

  • ARTHUR LIPNER BENEFIT CONCERT

    Friday,Feb 9 at 7PM, Doors at 6:15PM

    A NIGHT WITH MALLET LEGEND ARTHUR LIPNER

    In Concert With: Weston High School Music Alumni, Weston High School Jazz Ensemble, Weston High School Wind
    Ensemble, Weston High School Chorus

    BENEFITING Weston High School Music Program

    Weston High School Auditorium, 115 School Rd, Weston, CT 06883

    FOR TICKETS: WWW.WHSCOMPANY.COM

  • Palace Theater- Paul Jost Trio Performance

    100 East Main Street, Waterbury CT Friday,Feb 9 at 7:00pm

    In the band, Paul Jost performs with vibraphonist Tony Miceli, bassist Kevin MacConnell and guest drummers. The Paul Jost Trio performs in the style of Jazz.

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

  • Fairfield Theatre Company- Kyle Hollingsworth Band Performance

    70 Sanford Street, Fairfield CT Thursday,Feb 8 at 7:45PM

    Kyle Hollingsworth Band performs in the styles of Funk, Jam and Rock.

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

  • DOCUMENTARY- TALKING STICKS (FREE)

    WESTON HIGH SCHOOL Monday,Feb 5 at 7:00PM

    “TALKING STICKS” is a documentary about a musician’s
    inner and outer journeys with his instruments.
    The main character, Arthur Lipner, finds his
    identity in playing the unusual instruments
    vibraphone (vibes) and marimba. He
    becomes one of the top players in the world.

    Q&A with Arthur Lipner following the film.

    Weston High School Auditorium, 115 School Rd., Weston, CT 06883
    WWW.WHSCOMPANY.COM

  • Bruce Museum- Introduction to Minerals

    Seaside Center in Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich, CT Sunday,Feb 4 at 1:30pm - 4:30pm

    Mineral collector and Stamford Mineralogical Society President Dr. Howard Heitner gives a talk and demonstration on the importance, properties, and structure of minerals. Dr. Heitner answers questions such as “What is a mineral?” and “What is a crystal?” as well as demonstrate some of the properties of minerals.

    More information available at www.brucemuseum.org or at 203-413-6756

  • The Ridgefield Playhouse- Debbie Gravitte Performance

    80 East Ridge Ridgefield, CT Saturday,Feb 3 at 7:30pm

    Debbie Gravitte performs along with RK Big Band led by Russ Kassoff.

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

  • ORGANICONN- CT NOFA

    Thursday,Jan 1

    CT NOFA’s 36th Annual Winter Conference

    Over 40 organic farm, garden, food, and advocacy workshops to choose from during 4 sessions plus Keynote: Dave Chapman, “The Fight For Organic Integrity & What Savvy Organic Eaters Need To Know”. Organic trade show and more.

    Western Connecticut State University, Midtown Campus
    181 White St, Danbury, CT 06810

    https://organiconn.squarespace.com/