Wednesday, June 20 2012
IAIS is proud to highlight the basketry of Liz Charlebois, Abenaki Descent, for the months of April through June. She has been making sweetgrass and black ash fancy baskets for ten years, learning as an apprentice with Master Abenaki basket maker Jeanne Brink. In keeping the tradition alive, Liz has begun teaching her young daughter the craft.
Back by popular demand, the Newington Children’s Theatre Company’s five-week full-day SUMMER THEATER ARTS PROGRAM, for kids ages 8-15, gives participants the opportunity to learn and strengthen their musical theatre skills by working with theatre professionals in acting, dance and music. Participants receive hands-on experience by having the opportunity to apply the skills that they are learning throughout the program while preparing for a fully staged production of the beloved musical, ANNIE.
The SUMMER THEATRE ARTS PROGRAM runs July 2nd through August 5th, Monday through Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm at the NCTC Performing Arts Theatre located at 743 North Mountain Road in Newington. Before and aftercare are available.
The SUMMER THEATRE ARTS PROGRAM will be run by NCTC’s Executive/Artistic Director, Claire Van Cott and choreographed by NCTC vet, Jessie Sattler. Every registered participant will receive a role in the show.
Public performances will be August 2nd-5th, Thursday-Saturday at 7:00pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm. The cost for this five-week program is $1,250.
For more information, please call 860.666.NCTC or visit www.NCTCArts.org.
More About the NCTC Performing Arts Theatre
NCTC Performing Arts Theatre provides year-round quality entertainment and hands-on educational programs in the performing arts to children and young adults from preschool through college.
NCTC Performing Arts Theatre is the home of the Newington Children's Theatre Company, Connecticut's longest operating children's theatre and Newington Mainstage, a new acting company for adults. www.NCTCArts.org
IMAGES features the work of local photographer Charles Ruger and the 4th Annual Juried Photography exhibition celebrating the work of talented regional photographers.
Charles Ruger studied art history and politics at Connecticut College and Columbia University. He is a self-taught photographer whose work figures into private and corporate collections internationally.
He lives and works in New York City. For more information on Ruger’s work, view his site: http://www.charlesruger.com/aboutthework.html
Find out about life on the prairie with American Girl® doll Kirsten.
Learn about her Swedish traditions and culture, creating a snack and craft based on the time period.
Come help us celebrate the 20th anniversary season of the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival! Enjoy readings by major American poets, live music, writing workshops, poet talks, film and drama, museum tours, Poetry on the Trails, contra dance, book sales and signings, food vendors...picnics are welcome!
Admission: OPENING WEEKEND, June 1–3: $10 per person, per day, or $25 per person for the weekend. WEDNESDAY NIGHTS, June 13 & 27, July 11 & 25, and August 1: $5 per person, children ages 12 and under free. Parking is free.
Guest poets include: Suji Kwock Kim, Bessy Reyna, B. Yung, Richard Wilbur, Minton Sparks, Toi Derricotte, Dana Gioia, Christian Wiman, Marilyn Annucci, Natasha Trethewey, Sue Burton, Donald Hall and Tony Hoagland.
For more information: http://sunkengardenpoetry.org/
Donate your gently used furniture for the Amherst Survival Center's annual fall used furniture sale! See www.amherstsurvival.org, email email@example.com, or call 413-549-3968 x252 for information or to arrange pick-up or delivery. All contributions are tax deductible, and donations will be collected through the end of August so we can set up for the sale at the Survival Center September 7th and 8th. The sale supports Survival Center programs that provide food, health care and clothing to over 4,000 of our neighbors in need in Hampshire and Franklin Counties in MA each year.
Take a slow, summer paddle down a lazy river with speaker Jeff Feldmann. Moose, hawks, herons, eagles, and more will be our companions for the evening as we check out the view from a kayak. There is a $5 suggested donation. Refreshments will be served. This lecture, taking place in the Hanson Exploration Station, is part of the Evening Lecture Series, sponsored by Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo Volunteer Association.
with Sankofa Kuumba Cultural Arts Consortium
Juneteenth is the oldest, nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. Gather with your friends and neighbors to make a pilgrimage of remembrance from Charter Oak Cultural Center to Hartford’s African Burial Ground, where a ceremony of reflection and rejoicing, performed by Sankofa Kuumba Cultural Arts Consortium, will take place. Freedom.
“Hair, The American Tribal Love Rock Musical,” the ground breaking 1960s phenomenon, will be presented by Phoenix Theater Company at Trinity-on-Main in New Britain, CT, from June 15 to 30 on Friday and Saturdays nights, and on two Sundays, June 17 and 24. This is the show’s 45th anniversary.
Featured in leading roles are Adam Boe (Broad Brook) as Claude, Mary Jane San Nicola (New Britain) as Sheila, Eren Lee (Middletown) as Woof, Kelley Mountzoures (New Britain) as Jeanie, Tony Palmieri (Middletown) as Berger, Meghan Rickard (Southington) as Crissy and Joshua Thompson (Berlin) as Hud.
Hair will be presented at Trinity-On-Main, 69 Main Street in New Britain, CT. Show times are Friday and Saturday nights from June 15—30 at 8:00 p.m., with two Sunday matinees (June 17 and 24) at 2:00 p.m. The doors will open an hour before the performance. Tickets are $21 in advance and $24 at the door. The first five center rows of seats are available as special reserved seats for $28. A full bar and other refreshments will be available. Free parking is provided in the Chestnut Street municipal parking garage across the street from Trinity, and on-street parking is also available. For reservation and information, call (860) 229-2072, or visit trinityonmain.org or phoenixtheater.us