Saturday, June 9 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.
Close your eyes and you will be transported to the ‘50s or ‘60s; imagine yourself in Las Vegas, with Frank Sinatra headlining the Rat Pack.
Steve Kaz does not imitate Ol’ Blue Eyes — he lives him. Backed by Christian Maritrano, leader of Higher and Higher.
Do you have a child with Pervasive Developmental Disorder and hyperactivity?
Center for Serenity invites you to the
and Connecticut Archaeology Center
part of CLAS at UConn
SUMMER OF DISCOVERY AND ADVENTURE
Virge Kask, Biological Sciences, UConn
Saturday, July 21, 10 am to 12 noon
Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, UConn Storrs
Advance registration required: $20 ($15 for Museum members)
Project O—Fun in the Lab and On the Sea!
Research Staff, Project Oceanology, UConn Avery Point
Saturday, July 28, 10 am to 3:30 pm
Advance registration required: $40 ($30 for Museum members)
Fee includes both morning workshop and afternoon cruise.
Adults and children ages 6 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register early as spaces are limited.
K.A.S.T. - Kids Are Scientists Too!
Monday, July 30 through Friday, August 3, 9 am to 12 noon
Advance registration required: $185 ($165 if registered before June 4)
Students entering grades 5 through 10
To register contract K.A.S.T. at (860) 486-0551, email@example.com, or visit www.kast.uconn.edu.
Don’t miss out on exciting community events, workshops, family activities, field learning, and notable presentations this season. For a full listing of programs and registration information visit http://www.cac.uconn.edu/mnhcurrentcalendar.html or call 860.486.4460
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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
The Fairfield Museum is participating in Open House Day -- a statewide celebration of Connecticut’s fascinating world of art, history and tourism.
The Fairfield Museum and History Center and The Ogden House will offer free admission and a variety of activities for all ages.
On view at the Fairfield Museum is the exhibit IMAGES 2012, featuring the work of Charles Ruger and the 4th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition. Also on view, Fairfield History, featuring highlights of this region’s development from 1639 to the 20th century through distinctive and exceptional objects from the museum’s permanent collections.
The Daughters of the American Revolution will have the Fairfield Academy open from 12-2pm.
The Academy is located near the Town Hall.
At the 1750 Ogden House, enjoy docent-led tours of the historic house, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn how people lived in the 18th century through artifacts and period objects including antique furniture, toys, ceramic pieces and textiles handed down by generations of families from Fairfield County. Take a stroll through the kitchen garden, generously maintained by the Fairfield Garden Club, and view herbs and plants that were used in colonial times. The Ogden House is located at 1520 Bronson Road, Fairfield,
Hole in the Wall Theater,
The Friends of the Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center are sponsoring Eleanor Buck Wolf Day 2012, a free day of family fun and education honoring the legacy of Eleanor Buck Wolf.
This outdoor festival will be held from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. on the grounds of the Nature Center (156 Prospect St., Wethersfield). Admission is free although donations will be accepted and appreciated.
The Sharon Family Farm mobile petting zoo will be open for the entire event and there will be special presentations with live animals by Riverside Reptiles at 12:30 and 2:30 and the Wolf Conservation Center at 1:30.
This event will be held rain or shine. Packaged snacks and drinks will be available for purchase with proceeds benefiting the Friends.
Make sure to check in at the Friends info booth for a special members-only offer.
The Nature Center will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. as a participating property in this year's Connecticut Open House Day.
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/
Come celebrate the world’s oceans at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. Meet sea creatures up close, learn directly from the experts, create fun sea life crafts, and explore our ocean heritage!
Join us in welcoming Philip Delves Broughton author of The Art of the Sale.
"The Art of the Sale reminds us that the best salespeople are resilient optimists—and that we all engage in sales of one sort or another. Parents sell the idea of eating vegetables to their children; reporters sell their latest story idea to editors; university presidents sell their institution's neediness to potential donors. We might as well approach sales with good cheer and confidence, Mr. Delves Broughton says, not least because the upbeat approach seems to work best." ---L. Gordon Crovitz, Wall Street Journal
Tere Tereba will be in the shop at 4:00 pm to sign copies of her new book "Mickey Cohen."
"Tereba brings the bantamweight crook back to vivid life in this biography, along with the night clubs and race tracks he frequented and the no-holds-barred L.A. in which he flourished. This is a remarkable biography." --"Booklist "(April 2012)
Donate your gently used furniture for the Amherst Survival Center's annual fall used furniture sale! See www.amherstsurvival.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.