Sunday, December 15 2013

Format: 2014/07/24

Sunday, December 15 2013

Dealing With Micro-Inequities in the Workplace: A Powerful but Subtle Form of Discrimination

In this seminar, participants will learn about micro- inequities to clarify what they are and how they occur.  Strategies for avoiding and dealing with micro-inequities will be discussed and practiced. 

 

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Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of the Charles W. Morgan

In celebration of the relaunching of the last surviving wooden whaleship, Lyman Allyn presents Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of the Charles W. Morgan.

The exhibition, which runs from September 21 through June 8, 2014, will look at how whaling—its myths and reality, risk and reward—left its mark on Connecticut and American identity.

In the 1800s, friends and family gathered on the docks to wish “greasy luck” for a successful voyage to departing whaleships.

 

To most people, whales were mysterious creatures.  Yet whaling was big business.

 

The thousands of barrels of oil the whalers brought home made ports like New London and Mystic some of the wealthiest places in the young nation, supporting a wide array of dockside occupations.

 

Greenleaf Pottery 38th Holiday Open Studio

 John Macomber will hold his 38th Holiday Open Studio at Greenleaf Pottery, 240 Chapel Road South Windsor, CT on Saturday and Sunday December 7th & 8th and on 14th & 15th  from 10 am to 5 pm. 

John’s individually handcrafted functional stoneware pottery will be on sale.

The gallery is brimming with unique items from single coffee mugs to complete dinner sets and lamps.

This is an opportunity to support a local artisan. December customers will receive a free stoneware wine cup of their choice while supplies last. Greenleaf Pottery Gallery 

 

Nativity Bus trip

Come join us experience the beauty of this Christmas as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ through the musical/Dance and drama production of the "NATIVITY", performed by the Dance Ministry Institute.

We will take a deluxe coach bus from Jesus Saves Ministries church, 784 Connecticut Ave. Bpt, CT. into New York City. 

The bus will leave promptly @ !;30pm to arrive at the theater for the 4pm performance.

Bring a brown bag lunch for the trip, Cost is $80 per person first payment of $55 due on Nov. 10th, balance of $25 due on Nov. 30th.

For more info call Sandy @ 203-893-3702 or Sharon @ 203-243-8062 

 

Nativity Bus trip

Come join us experience the beauty of this Christmas as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ through the musical/Dance and drama production of the "NATIVITY", performed by the Dance Ministry Institute.

We will take a deluxe coach bus from Jesus Saves Ministries church, 784 Connecticut Ave. Bpt, CT. into New York City. 

The bus will leave promptly @ !;30pm to arrive at the theater for the 4pm performance.

Bring a brown bag lunch for the trip, Cost is $80 per person. first payment of $55 due on Nov. 10th, balance of $25 due on Nov. 30.

For more info call Sandy @ 203-893-3702 or Sharon @ 203-243-8062 

 

Two Connecticut Painters: From Impressionism to Regionalism

A new exhibit entitled, Two Connecticut Painters: From Impressionism to Regionalism will open on November 7, 2013 at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum. It will feature the works of artists Augustus and Richard Smith Daggy. The exhibit will run through December 29th with a fundraising reception featuring harpist Alix Raspe, and refreshments courtesy of Whole Foods on December 8th from 4:00-6:00pm, tickets are $20 and proceeds will benefit the Museum’s cultural and educational programs. 

 

The artwork is on loan to the Museum by the City of Norwalk Historical Commission and Private Collections from throughout Connecticut.  Co-curators are Norwalk resident Leigh Grant, who recently curated the exhibit “Silvermine Group of Artists” at the Solon Borglum Studio, and Museum Trustee Gail Ingis-Claus of Fairfield, CT, who is also an artist, interior designer and educator. 

 

Ms. Grant has extensive knowledge of the Daggys and wrote the monograph, Father and Son: Augustus and Richard Smith Daggy in 2008. She quotes John Vassos who said, “Richard Daggy …can be referred to as the Van Gogh of New England. His extreme reverence and humility toward his work make him unquestionably one of the most sincere artists of his time.

 

His water colors are bathed in sunlight and his insistence on essential form at all times is marked. There is nothing of the quaint or superficial in Daggy’s work. It is vigorous and composed and disarmingly sincere.

 

His palette is the palette of a man who loves trees, loves the sky, loves the country and above all loves life, and does not hesitate to say so. He is now in the period where he has found himself, and, in his full stride, is scheduled to make an important contribution to American painting.”

 

Augustus (1858-1942), an illustrator and painter, was drawn to Norwalk in 1913 for the artists living in the Silvermine area of the town.  This group of artists would later form the Silvermine Guild of Artists of which Augustus was an original member.  The Daggy family resided at Grumman Avenue in Norwalk.  Richard (1892-1973), Augustus’ eldest, was schooled in art by his father.  His paintings, like his father’s, tended to be landscapes, but of a very different style.  His medium was watercolor. (Copyright - Leigh Grant, November 2, 2008).

 

Harpist Alix Raspé has been a student of harp since age 8. Described as spellbinding, Alix is currently a junior majoring in Harp Performance at New York University and minoring in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies.

 

Alix attended Juilliard Pre-College from 2009-2010, 2010-2011. In 2007, she received the Annapolis Music Festival Maestro Award as an outstanding soloist and was runner up in the NYU Concerto Competition in 2013. Ms. Raspe has performed in Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Juilliard’s Paul and Morse Halls, Lincoln Center, Symphony Space and the United Nations.

 

The fall exhibit at the Mansion is made possible in part by Whole Foods and Investmark.

 

The Museum’s 2013 cultural and educational programs are made possible by generous funding from distinguished benefactors: The Xerox Foundation, Klaff’s, Mrs. Cynthia C. Brown and The Maurice Goodman Foundation

 

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a National Historic Landmark. 

 

Tours for the museum and exhibit are offered Wednesdays through Sundays, at noon, 1 P.M., 2 P.M., and 3 P.M.  Admittance is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for children.  Children under 8 are admitted free.  For more information, visit www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com, e-mail info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com, or call 203-838-9799.

 

The Unicorn Stampede

 Opening at 10am, Friday, November 29, 2013

A stampede of glitter unicorns will run wild at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum this holiday season.  Frolic in a fantasy world of magic brought to life by Manhattan artist Camomile Hixon.

 This young, international artist will install 24 "life-size" unicorns, enhanced with 750 pounds of glitter.  The glittered room of Unicorns will lend an unforgettable air of celebratory magic to this holiday season.  Open Daily through January 5th, except Mondays.

 

5-Show Subscriptions at Playhouse on Park!

WEST HARTFORD, CT- There is still time to subscribe to the exciting 2013-2014 Main Stage season at Playhouse on Park!

Subscribe now for the remaining five shows, and you save 15% off individual ticket prices. With prices ranging from $64-$147, you get five Broadway quality shows for the price of one!

You also receive subscriber benefits, which include the option of switching the date for the shows you attend, little surprises from the theatre, and the knowledge that they are supporting the educational, cultural, and outreach programs that Playhouse on Park incorporates into their Main Stage productions.

The upcoming shows for the Main Stage season include the legendary Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles, the hilarious Lend Me a Tenor, the world premiere of Higgins in Harlem, stop/time dance theater’s I’d Rather Be Dancing, and the quirky musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.


For more information on the Main Stage season and how to subscribe, visit the company website (www.playhouseonpark.org), or call the box office (860-523-5900 x10).

 

The Great Cinnamon Bear Christmas Radio Show

Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc. presents this whimsical story of a brother and sister in search of their Christmas tree star led by a dapper teddy bear.

The adventure is played out on stage and "on the air" in an old-time radio studio, complete with retro radio commercials, singers and sound effects artists.

This new musical by Bert Bernardi and Justin Rugg is inspired by an actual radio broadcast in 1937.  December 7 -29th at the Center for the Arts (40 Railroad Avenue) in Milford. 

Performances are Saturdays at 2 & 5:30pm, Sundays at 2pm and a special evening performance Friday, December 20th at 7:30pm.

All tickets are $17. and available at www.pantochino.com
 

 

45th Celebration of American Crafts

The Celebration of American Crafts is an annual exhibition and sale of fine, contemporary crafts sponsored by Creative Arts Workshop.

The exhibition is held in CAW's handsome two-story Hilles Gallery.

Over 300 artists from across America are featured, representing the finest in glass, ceramics, jewelry, wearable and decorative fiber, handcrafted furniture and much more.

Nov. 1 - Dec 24, 2013 - OPEN DAILY: Mon-Sat 11am-6pm; Thurs 11am-8pm; Sun 1-5pm

 

 

Tea with the Unicorns

Come have tea with 24 "life-size" unicorns enhanced with 750 pounds of glitter and explore the Lyman Allyn Art Museum!

Sundays in December, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Parties include snacks, a hands-on art project, scavenger hunts and more!
Reservations are required and space is limited.

 

Trinity Quirks and Yale Whiffenpoofs Performance

 Infinity Music Hall and Bistro, 20 Greenwoods Rd W, Norfolk, CT, 06058.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

1:00 PM

 Connecticut’s highest profile a Cappella groups, The Trinity College Quirks and the Whiffenpoofs of Yale, will perform a holiday show at the Infinity Music Hall. This is the second time the groups will perform in a joint holiday concert at this venue.

For more information, visit www.trincoll.edu

 

Holiday Open House at the Mansion

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is partnering with the Norwalk Public Library and Matthew Surapine Studio to create a joyous and festive family event and several hours of entertainment, all in the spirit of an old-fashioned community celebration. Holiday displays, Santa Claus, Story Time, music, holiday refreshments, and the cherished Teddy Bear and Doll Victorian Tea will delight and entertain the entire community.
 
Santa Claus At the Mansion (12:15 - 1:15 P.M.)
A holiday favorite, Santa Claus will open the Holiday Open house and spent a full hour at the Mansion greeting children and hearing their Christmas wishes before he heads back to the North Pole.
 
Story Time at the Mansion (1:15 - 2:15 P.M.)
Listen, sing, dance and shake along with Vicki Oatis, Director of Children’s
Library Services at the Norwalk Public Library as she reads books about the holidays, sings classic holiday songs, and moves and grooves with jingle bells and egg shakers.
 
Enjoy the story of Olivia Helps with Christmas, written by IanFalconer, a former resident of Rowayton. Other fun books will be read, and stories will be told using a magnetic board. All rhymes and songs will be interactive and easy to follow along.
 
Making Merry at the Mansion  (2:30 - 3:15 P.M.)
Join us for the annual Holiday Open House, as we share Holiday cheer, Holiday spirit, and the beautiful surroundings of this landmark, aided by the talented voices of the Matthew Surapine Studio. Selections will be taken from the wonderful seasonal music, favorites from our rich musical theater heritage, and the great American Songbook.
 
Doll and Teddy Bear Victorian Tea Party (3:15 - 4:00 P.M.)

This is a chance for children to have lots of fun, dress up, bring a favorite bear, a doll, or a toy, and practice good etiquette, as the Mansion continues its tradition of High Tea during the Holiday season. A tea party bingo will end this joyful and playful event with lotsof prizes.

Seating is limited. RSVP December 7th. 

General Admission tickets to the Holiday Open House are $5.  Tickets to the Victorian Tea are $10 (advance ticket reservation and purchase required). 

 

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum's 2013 cultural and educational programs are made possible by generous funding from the Mansion's Distinguished Benefactors:
 
Mrs. Cynthia C. Brown
The Maurice Goodman Foundation
  

 

The Holiday Open House at the Mansion is made possible in part by:

 

 
 
 
 
Matthew Surapine Studio
Angela Mia Bakery
 

 

 

Connecticut Concert Ballet presents The NUTCRACKER Sunday

Saturday, December 14th at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, December 15th at 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 21th at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, December 22th at 2:00 p.m.

 

Magical holiday dreams really do come true!

A giant Christmas tree that grows before your eyes, valiant toy soldiers, twirling snowflakes, waltzing flowers, and visions of sugarplums…All this and more comes to life on stage in this timeless production. Come experience the magic!

An affordable holiday event not to be missed and a 39 year Connecticut tradition.                                                  

This production will highlight 250 of Connecticut Concert Ballet's talented local students alongside Guest Artists Eddy Tovar and Rebecca DeNies. Becky is a CCB alumna, accomplished Hartt BFA student, and Community Division faculty member.

Eddy was most recently with the Texas Ballet Theater and performed for many years with Orlando Ballet. He is currently on faculty at the Hartt School.

 

 

Music for A Joyous Season: A Concert of Chamber Music

The traditional December concert of the Shepherd Music Series will present the Quodlibet Ensemble in a free concert of music by Corelli, Thomas, Barber, Muffat, van Wassanaer, and Vivaldi.  This will mark the fifth time that the Quodlibet Ensemble has been invited to perform at this popular event. 

The group was founded in 2008 by violinist Katie Hyun along with friends from the Yale School of Music.  They made their debut in December 2008 in a highly acclaimed complete performance of Vivaldi's Four Seasons at Dwight Chapel in New Haven. 

Each year since the Quodlibet Ensemble has been the guests of the Maxwell Shepherd Memorial Arts Fund at this annual concert.

 

Breakfast with Frosty & Friends

Get in the holiday spirit and join Frosty and his friends for breakfast at Connecticut’s only zoo. Breakfast will be available from 9:00 – 11:00 am with Frosty and Friends making appearances at 9:30 and 10:30 am. Reservations are required.

Call (203) 394-6574. $10 per person for Zoo members, $15 per person for non-members. Price includes zoo admission and breakfast.

 

Christmas Old & New: an a cappella concert

Renaissance Revival presents an a cappella Christmas concert. Program features beautiful Renaissance motets by some of the giants of Renaissance music: Palestrina, Byrd, Sweelinck, Gabrieli, Issac, and others, as well as seasonal music from England, including some very jolly wassail and other Christmas songs. Free parking available behind the church. Admission is free, donations welcome. 

 

4-Show Mini Subscriptions at Playhouse on Park: A Great Holiday Gift Idea!

WEST HARTFORD, CT- Don’t forget to subscribe to the exciting 2014 Main Stage season at Playhouse on Park!

Subscribe now for the remaining four shows, and you save 10% off individual ticket prices. With prices ranging from $54-$126, you get four Broadway quality shows for the price of one! You also receive subscriber benefits, which include the option of switching the date for the shows you attend, little surprises from the theatre, and the knowledge that they are supporting the educational, cultural, and outreach programs that Playhouse on Park incorporates into their Main Stage productions.

The upcoming shows for the Main Stage season include Lend Me a Tenor (a hilarious romp behind the scenes at an opera house), the world premiere of Higgins in Harlem (a 1930s adaptation of Pygmalion), I’d Rather Be Dancing (the annual singing and dancing extravaganza from stop/time theater), and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (a quirky musical where six misfit adolescents compete in the “spelling bee of a lifetime”).


For more information on the Main Stage season and how to subscribe, visit the company website (www.playhouseonpark.org), or call the box office (860-523-5900 x10).