Tuesday, September 24 2013

Format: 2014/08/29

Tuesday, September 24 2013

Greenleaf Pottery: Classes in Wheel Thrown Pottery

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

 

Gentle Yoga Class in Trumbull

Gentle Yoga Class with certified instructor Jessica DeFeo. Gentle yoga is perfect for beginners and people with physical difficulties such as back pain and knee pain. Class is held at Fairfield County Integrative Family Medicine and Healing Therapies, Trumbull CT. For more information call (203) 445-9060 or visit www.integrativefamilypracticect.com.

Tuesdays from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
$10 per class. Registration required. Limit of 8 people per class.
Fairfield County Integrative Family Medicine and Healing Therapies
2 Corporate Drive, Suite 110
Trumbull, CT  06611
 

Discover 19th Century Inventions at New Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Exhibit

      Victorian era gadgets, technologies and breakthroughs will be on display at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum beginning April 17th through October 6, 2013. What Is It? Technologies and Discoveries of the Victorian Era will engage student and adult audiences in the exploration of mid-to-late 19th century inventions and discoveries in many diverse areas including communication, transportation, manufacturing, medicine, food and recreation.

       Visitors will view cutting-edge Victorian Era technology that were precursors of some of today’s technologies, including telegraphs, dictaphones, gas lighting and early examples of telephones, burglar alarms, stock tickers and much more. They will discover items we still see today, from board games to food such as condensed milk and breakfast cocoa. Artifacts on display include loans from Connecticut's Mattatuck Museum and the Museum of American Finance, New York City, among others.

             The What Is It? exhibit is curated by Raechel Guest. Guest is a Smith College graduate with a Master’s Degree in Collection Management from the prestigious Winterthur Museum. Professor Steven Lubar, a history of technology expert, serves as a special advisor.  Professor Lubar is Professor of the Departments of American Studies, History, and History of Art and Architecture at Brown University.  

            The exhibit is made possible thanks to a grant from the Connecticut Humanities (CTH), a non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities that funds, creates and collaborates on hundreds of cultural programs across Connecticut each year. CTH brings together people of all ages and backgrounds to express, share and explore ideas in thoughtful and productive ways. From local discussion groups to major exhibitions on important historical events, CTH programs engage, enlighten and educate.  Learn more by visiting www.cthumanities.org.

            The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s 2013 cultural and educational programs are made possible by generous funding from the LMMM Distinguished Benefactors: The Xerox Foundation, Klaff’s, Mrs. Cynthia C. Brown and The Maurice Goodman Foundation.  The Museum’s Education Program is made possible in part by a generous donation from AT&T.

Tours for the museum and exhibit are offered Wednesdays through Sundays, 
at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.

 

 

Business Planning Foundations

 

This 13 week course is a practical, hands-on business development program. During the course you will learn to define your business model, research your market, identify and reach your target customer and more! Business advisers will coach entrepreneurs through the development of a complete business plan to operate their business and/or seek financing. One-on-one appointments with advisers are available throughout the course.
 

Christine Aaron: “Liminal States: Beneath the Surface”

This exhibit of rich mixed media nature based work, focuses on themes of memory, loss and the passage of time.  Trees serve as a metaphor for the cycle of life; symbols of dormancy, growth, strength and renewal.  

 

 

Amy Bilden: “Inheritance”

The themes for this exhibit revolve around domesticity, including topics such as identity, sexuality, gender and care giving.  The tactile domestic inspired sculptures map the artist’s emotional and physical space, using a monotonous process in which she connects her internal and external landscapes.

 

 

Richard Heys Exhibit " What's in there? Exploring the Beauty and Energy within trees through Woodturning

The UConn Torrington ARTS Project presents an exhibit of Richard Heys' work. "What's in there? Exploring the beauty and energy within trees through woodturning." This exhibit explores the creative work and process of Richard Heys, a fine wood turner whose beautifully turned and sculpted works are accompanied by photographs that chronicle the making of two of his pieces on view in the Whitson Gallery. The exhibit features decorative and utilitarian wooden bowls, vases, lidded boxes and sculptural objects. The exhibition runs from September 16th through November 8th at the campus' Brick Wall Space Gallery and Whitson Gallery. Richard Heys will give an artist's talk in the Whitson Gallery on October 10th at 7pm.

 

Sarah Brightman

International singing superstar Sarah Brightman is the world's biggest-selling Soprano. She is an English classical crossover soprano, actress, songwriter and dancer.

In 1981, she made her West End musical theatre debut in Cats and met composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. She went on to star in several Broadway musicals, including The Phantom of the Opera, where she originated the role of Christine Daaé.

Her duet with the Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, "Time To Say Goodbye," topped charts all over Europe and in 2010 she was named by Billboard 5th most influential and top-selling classical artist of the 2000s decade in the United States. Sarah recently released the first track “Angel” from her highly anticipated new album, “Dreamchaser” to be released in April 2013.

In addition to an amazing concert experience, each and every ticket sold online (or by phone) is eligible to receive a complimentary copy of Sarah Brightman's new studio album "Dreamchaser." Please note that additional shipping charges apply when you opt to receive to physical CD.

There are also a wide range of deluxe VIP experiences that include some of the best seats, luxury hospitality, collectors edition merchandise, and a very special prize draw. Find out which VIP experience package is right for you and be a part of the Dreamchaser 2013 tour. Buy your VIP experience package today and be prepared for an extraordinary experience with Sarah as the journey unfolds online and on tour. VIP packages are only available online.

 

The Missing Link in Retirement Planning: Why and When to Consider Long-Term Care Insurance

If you are seeking information on how to plan for future long-term care costs, you will want to attend the public forum, “The Missing Link in Retirement Planning - Why and When to Consider Long-Term Care Insurance.” 

The program will start at 6:00 P.M. (Doors will open at 5:30 P.M.) 

The State of Connecticut, in conjunction with the Southwestern CT Area Agency on Aging, will present this free, two-hour session.

 The program is open to the general public. No insurance sales will take place.

 
By attending this forum, you will gain a better understanding of:
 
(1) the risks and costs of nursing home and home care and why it’s important to consider these long-term care factors in retirement planning:
 
(2) what you need to know before buying long-term care insurance:
 
(3) the State’s innovative program, the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care, and how it can add to your long-range financial security. 
 
You will benefit from this forum if you are between 40 and 65 years of age and have (or plan to have) assets of at least $75,000 (excluding car and home).
 
To register for the program, please call 1-800-547-3443 or visit www.ctpartnership.org.
 
 

The 11th Annual Foreign Language Film Festival

The Fall 2013 Bruyette Athenaeum Performing Arts Series in conjunction with the University of Saint Joseph department of Foreign Languages will present the 11th Annual Foreign Language Film Festival.

The series will showcase three featured films on Tuesday, September 24, Thursday, October 24, and Tuesday, November 6.

Remarks for all films begin at 7:00 p.m. To buy tickets, contact the Frances Driscoll Box Office at 860.231.5555 or order online at http://tickets.usj.edu.

Free parking. General Seating – Tickets $10 Adult, $8 Senior Citizen, Members Complimentary.

All films are shown in The Bruyette Athenaeum’s Hoffman Auditorium, located on the University’s West Hartford campus at 1678 Asylum Avenue.

 

Films include: "Machuca", "Chico & Rita", and "Heroes".

 

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.

 

Docent Meeting

Tuesday, September 24th   10:30am.

Are you a lifelong learner who has a passion for history and education?

The Fairfield Museum and History Center welcomes inquiries and applications from prospective docents who are interested in learning about becoming a tour guide.

Discover the fascinating people and events that helped to shape our community and share your interests with visitors and school groups.

If you’d like to find out more, please attend one of our upcoming docent meetings.

Training sessions will be held in October. RSVP to Christine Jewell, director of education at 203-259-1598 or education@fairfieldhs.org.

 

 

E.V.Day: Snap!

 he Glass House is pleased to announce its first site-specific exhibition: SNAP! by E.V. Day. Conceived for the building known as Da Monsta - designed by Philip Johnson in 1995 as a visitor center and now a gallery - SNAP! interprets the pavilion's peculiar geometry and atmosphere both inside and out. Day has roped the exterior of Da Monsta with massive climbing webs and populated the interior with an ensemble of recent sculpture that tease out the noir qualities of Johnson's late work.

 

Artist Talk- with Christine Aaron and Amy Bilden

 

Join exhibiting artists Christine Aaron and Amy Bilden for a discussion of their current exhibitions, “Liminal States: Beneath the Surface” and “Inheritance.” Artist talks are opportunities to get guided tours of the exhibitions and meet and interact with the artists.
 
Don’t miss this informative talk.
 
Free and open to the public.

 

 

Russian Vocal Ensemble LYRA Perform


The LYRA vocal ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia, will present a concert of Russian choral music – sacred music of the Russian Orthodox Church and folk songs. 

 

This is a unique opportunity to share in the enormous Russian musical heritage.  

 

The concert will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 7:30pm at St. Paul’s on the Green, 2 East Wall St., Norwalk, CT. 

 

Suggested donation is $15.  For information: events@seaburynorwalk.org, 203-847-2806 or www.seaburynorwalk.org.

Sponsored by Seabury Academy of Music and the Arts, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, in residence at St. Paul's on the Green, Norwalk, CT.

 

 

Eastern Connecticut Symphony January Concert

 The Eastern Connecticut Symphony concert series begins the New Year on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 8 PM at the Garde Arts Center.  ECSO Music Director, Toshi Shimada, conducts a program which features, Hyewon Kim, winner of the 2013 ECSO Instrumental Competition, performing Elgar’s Cello Concerto, sponsored by Chelsea Groton Bank.  The audience members will also hear Sibelius Karelia Suite and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No, 2, (the Little Russian.)   Pre-concert conversation at 7 PM with Gary Chapman; post-concert reception free for members of the audience.  Tickets are priced from $32-$62 with senior and student tickets in selected seating areas.  Call the ECSO office at 860-443-2876 or purchase them on the Internet at: www.gardearts.org.  For further information, visit the ECSO website at: www.ectsymphony.com or friend us on Face Book.