Friday, March 29 2013
The Mt. Washington Century ride is fast becoming known as New England’s Most Challenging Centurytm. We have mountain passes that thrill the eye and challenge the soul. For those wanting to ‘test their personal best’, the Mt. Washington Century Ride is it! Prizes, support vehicles, aid stations, on site theraputic sports masage. No landscape rivals the natural beauty of Mt. Washington and the Presidential Range, and a Century Ride through three notches and around the base of New England’s tallest mountain is without equal. The 100-mile route supports the Tin Mountain Conservation Center and it’s great work promoting an appreciation for the natural world while instilling the bedrock principles of sound stewardship and sustainable lifestyles. Abbreviated 40- and 80-mile routes provide wonderful rides for those wanting a little less than a Century.
Classes offer firsthand experience of the entire pottery-making cycle. Beginning emphasis is placed on working with one of the fifteen potter's wheels. Beginning as well as advanced students are welcome. Sets of eight week classes are offered Tuesday or Thursday evening 6 to 9 p.m., year-round. Sign up now to reserve your place.
Call or go to the website for more information. 860-528-6090, www.greenleafpottery.net
A senior music recital—“Reshaping Traditions”—by Alex Lough.
Event begins at 4pm.
Associate Professor of Dance Nicole Stanton presents the “Threshold Sites: The Ultimate Meal” project, a moving exploration of the relationships between body/self, home/community, and environment/ecosystem through the lens of food, which represents a collaboration between disciplines, generations and communities. Featuring Wesleyan faculty, alumni, and artists from Connecticut and New York, this piece will feature live music and lively dancing, in addition to a communal feast to be shared with the audience. The project began in 2009 as a Creative Campus/Feet to the Fire commission, and will also be presented at Billings Forge in Hartford on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 8pm.
Event begins at 8pm.
High school and college students are challenged to write a 500-word short story about the painting of the iconic Avanti sports car "THE WHISPER AND THE ROAR" by Don Wieland. Champion wins $500 and has the story posted on Stellar Scholars e-magazine Cum Laude, The Scholarly Evening Post.
How does one live, knowing that death is imminent? Three residents in a California hospice take the journey to answer that question in Michael Cristofer's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play "The Shadow Box." A play as much about living as about dying, "The Shadow Box" deals with love and loss, smiling in the face of pain, and finally saying the things that need to be said. Fridays & Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays March 17 & 24, 2 p.m. Hole in the Wall Theater, 116 Main Street, New Britain, CT.
Through March, the Geary Gallery of Darien proudly presents “Spring and Summer: A Study in Contemporary Realism,” featuring the warm and inviting natural oil paintings of Suffern, NY by fine artist, Marianne Kuhn. The Geary Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 576 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. (203) 655-6633. www.gearygallery.com
In Ephemerals, Wolfe explores the momentary nature of photography through relationships among objects, structures, place, opportunity and atmosphere, frequently discovering poetry.
Wesleyan Potters: Milestones Show, March 20 – April 14.
Wesleyan Potters Gallery/Shop is featuring clay, fiber and jewelry crafted by our members who are celebrating their membership anniversary in 2013.
Member work will be on exhibit and for sale during regular gallery hours. Wesleyan Potters Gallery/Shop, 350 S Main St. Route 17, Middletown, CT, Gallery hours: Wed -Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10-4 and Sunday Noon-4, 860-344-0039 www.wesleyanpotters.com
On Friday, March 29, at 7 p.m., the choirs of First Church of Christ in Wethersfield, accompanied by orchestra and organ, will present “The Passion According to Saint Mark” by Johann Sebastian Bach. Guest narrator will be Frank Runyeon.
Free-will offering. Childcare to age 8.
Please bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to our local food pantry.
The ancient solemn Good Friday service of Tenebrae will be held at St. Michael's Cathedral in Springfield at 7:30 pm. This service commemorates the passion and death of Christ. The Cathedral Choir of Boys & Adults will be accompanied by strings from the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and the Community Music School of Springfield. During this observance lights and candles will be gradually extinguished after each cycle of music,readings annd prayers until no light remains. After a moment of silence, the congregation initiates a thunderous stomping of feet symbolizing the earthquake that happened when Christ died. Following the quake and a moment of silence, a single candle returns to signify Christ's light returning to the world. Participants then depart in silence.
This event will include chants, spirituals and choral music by Vivaldi, Ned Rorem , Flor Peeters and others.