Friday, April 5 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
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.
In Ephemerals, Wolfe explores the momentary nature of photography through relationships among objects, structures, place, opportunity and atmosphere, frequently discovering poetry.
It’s impossible to attend a Paula Poundstone performance without marveling at her ability to interact spontaneously with audience members in conversations bound to garner, riotous laughter. Armed with nothing but a stool, a microphone and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula’s ability to create humor on the spot has become the stuff of legends. People leave Paula’s shows debating whether the random people she talked to were “plants” – which, of course they never are, and complaining that their cheeks hurt from laughter.
The Friends of the Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center’s eleventh annual spring dance fundraiser, “King & Queen of Hearts,” will feature live music performed by the popular Connecticut-based band, The Players Club. This high-energy band will play all the best pop and rock hits to keep everyone dancing. See their website at the-players-club.net for more information. The Friends will provide light refreshments, non-alcoholic beverages, and drink set-ups for those who bring alcoholic beverages. Back again this year is our popular tea cup auction. Proceeds from the dance will benefit the Friends.
For advance sales, to reserve a table for your group, to volunteer for the event, or for more information, contact the Nature Center at 860-529-3075 or email@example.com.
Senior choreographers present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.
Performances begin at 8pm.
For her senior thesis production, Tessa Young '13 has transformed Haruki Murakami's short story “Super Frog Saves Tokyo” into a Balinese shadow puppetry tale. Watch Frog prevent Tokyo's destruction through enlisting the help of a lowly collections officer, Katagiri. These performances are in partial fulfillment of Ms. Young's Honors Thesis in Theater.
Performance begins at 9pm.
Philadelphia-based choreographer, dancer, educator and dance historian Moncell Durden has performed with members of the Lockers, the Electric Boogaloos and Rennie Harris Puremovement, and is the President and Founder of Dance Educators of Funk and Hip Hop.
Time: 1:30 - 2:30 pm.
The first of two “Time Stands Still” concerts will feature the U.S. premiere of the London-based choral group Vocal Constructivists, directed by Wesleyan Associate Professor of Music Jane Alden, alongside Wesleyan students in the Toneburst Laptop & Electronic Arts Ensemble and students from “Visual Sounds: Graphic Notation in Theory and Practice.” The ensembles will perform works by Mark Applebaum, John Spencer Camp Professor of Music at Wesleyan Anthony Braxton, Cornelius Cardew, and Pauline Oliveros, and the U.S. premieres of both “A City of No Allusions” (2012) by Wesleyan University Professor of Music Ronald Kuivila, and “in words of one syllable” (2012) by Wesleyan Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen.
Notation is a rich, mutable, and complex area of musical practice, in which composition, theorization, writing, and performance overlap and converge. The “Time Stands Still” festival-conference brings together musicologists, performers, composers, and theorists to consider the nature of notation in the early 21st century. “Time Stands Still” combines talks, workshops, discussions, and performances. Paper sessions and roundtable discussions will be held on both days, all open to the general public.
“Time Stands Still” is part of “Music & Public Life,” a year-long campus and community-wide exploration, celebrating and studying the sounds, words, and spirit of music at the local, national, and transnational levels through concerts, workshops, gatherings, and courses, all designed to cross disciplines.
Concert begins at 8pm.
A senior music recital—“So Far”—by James Rosenberg.
Performance begins at 9pm.
Join North Haven High School in The Biennial Mr. North Haven Charity Event. It is sure to be an entertaining evening!
Brought to you by NHHS Student Council and National Honor Society
Questions? Contact North Haven High School
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by James Lapine
Through April, the Geary Gallery of Darien proudly presents “Use of Shadow and Light,” featuring the still lifes and nature scenes of Bronx fine artist, John Folchi. This show runs April 3 - 27. 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