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for MARCH MCA operates with support The programs and services of the City of Middletown Commission on the Arts are made possible by
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Middletown Presenters For what it’s worth . . . &
Arts On View
ArtFarm Adath Israel Judaica Museum 48 Old Church Street 346.4709
119 Highland Avenue info@art-farm.org • www.art-farm.org 346.4390 • March 1st is the beginning date for residents
Hrs: 1:30-3:30p by appt. only
Art Guild of Middletown to register their child(ren) for Kids Arts ‘09 which includes the Art Guild of Middletown 390 Main St., Middlefield 346.1268
P.O. Box 205 Bob Spooner, Pres. 346.6546 21st Oddfellows Children’s Circus and the NEAR Creative Arts Durham Dental: Christina Geary • Joyce’s Riverbend Gallery, E.Haddam: Sharon Paddock • Port-
Broad Street Books Workshops. The Circus program is for children 8 to 14 and the land Town Hall: Lesley Braren, Maureen Longo, Bivenne Staiger, Ann Snow, Diane Lindsay,
Greta Stromberg, Sharon Paddock, Rachael Chandler, Barbara Adams, Janet Shea Rea,
45 Broad Street 9 a-6 p, Mon-Fri; 9 a-5 p, Sat & Sun 685.7323 NEAR workshops have opportunities for children as young as 6 Joyce Fidrych, Ruth Sayles, Kearen Enright, Alexandra Schoel, Fran Schoel, Paula Slym,
The Buttonwood Tree • North End Arts Rising, Inc. (must have completed 1st grade). The registration packets are Sue Hall and Fred Antonio.
605 Main Street, P.O. Box 71 347.4957 included in the Spring/Summer Parks & Recreation brochure The Book Bower 386 Main Street Market 702.8222
Bookstore Hrs: Mon & Wed: 11 a-6 p; Tues: 5-8 p & during performances Hrs.:Mon-Sat 10a-6p www.bookbower.com Abstract Paintings by Laura Valczeka
handed out to eligible students in our Middletown schools in Broad Street Books 45 Broad Street 685.7323
thebuttonwoodtree@gmail.com • www.buttonwood.org
CT Gilbert & Sullivan Society February. They are also available through our office or online at Hrs: M-Fri 8a-8p; Sat/Sun 9a-5p
www.cityofmiddletown.com/arts. The packet includes details & The Buttonwood Tree 605 Main Street 347.4957
P.O. Box 2152 • cg.ss@snet.net • www.ctgilbertandsullivan.org 1.800.866.1606 Women…Art All in a Day’s Work, showcasing the art of Maureen Edwards, Nancy Ostrovsky,
CT Heritage Productions descriptions of the programs and we are again offering bussing for Melissa Spencer, Jill Nerkowski, Jennifer Shafer Wood, Cathy Valley, Heather Monaghan,
46 Bretton Road 347.7771 those enrolled. Out of towners will have an opportunity to enroll Anita Balkun & Maria Brower thru 3/31. Reception 3/8 from 3-5p. Bookstore hrs Mon &
their child(ren) beginning April 1. Wed 11a-6p; Tue 3-5p & during all events. Call orvisit www.buttonwood.org for perfor-
Eternal Perks Coffee House mance/events hours
Grace Lutheran Church, 1055 Randolph Rd 346.2641 • Through May, Wesleyan Univ. is the site of a new sound installation Harriet Amanda Chapman Scandinavian Handicrafts 347.9022
www.gracemiddletown.org (Ron Kuivila: The Weather, at Six) that bridges the gap between Starr Mill Pond, 88 Beverly Heights Hrs. Mon-Sat 10a-5p
Greater Middletown Chorale thinking about global climate change and experiencing it. Prof. of Green Street Arts Center 51 Green Street 685.7871
P.O. Box 527 Karen Torop, 346.5004; John Coghill, 860.285.8208 It’s Only Natural Restaurant 386 Main Street Market 346.9210
Music Ron Kuivila’s sound installation employs the synthesized Open daily at 11a www.ionrestaurant.com
Greater Middletown Concert Assoc. sound of the carillon bells in Wesleyan’s South College bell tower Artwork for display and for sale by Connecticut Artists • Lori Barker, Wendy Black-Nasta,
P.O. Box 2622 Barbara Arafeh 347.4887 Andrea Deane, Annie Grenier, Bill Healy, Chris London, Dayna Mankowski, Sheila Mullen,
Green Street Arts Center to create a sonic interpretation of weather data collected for the Connie Pfeiffer, Sonja Suydam Gill, Karen Wassmer
51 Green Street 685.7871 current day’s date over 130 years. Each day’s “piece” can run between Javapalooza 330 Main Street 346.5282
five and fifteen minutes. Every day at 6pm, speakers mounted in Kidcity Children’s Museum 119 Washington St. 347.0495
gsac@wesleyan.edu • www.greenstreetartscenter.org Klekolo World Coffee 181 Court Street 343.9444
Klekolo World Coffee the bell tower in Weleyan’s South College play “today’s weather” Hrs: M-Fri 7a-1a; Sat/Sun 8a-1a
181 Court Street 7 a-1 a, Mon-Fri; 8 a-1 a, Sat, Sun 343.9444 with rhythmic structure derived from the pattern of rainy (or snowy) La Boca Mexican Restaurant & Cantina 520 Main Street 347.4777
Local 499, Amer. Federation of Musicians days and bell selections following the contour of daily temperature Paintings/drawings by Emily Gastler-Newton
Middlesex County Historical Society 151 Main Street 346.0746
Roy Wiseman, President 344.0066 readings. This is part of the Feet to the Fire project. Gen. Mansfield House – Tue &Wed 1-4p; Thu 10a-1p
MARCH
Middletown Public Schools Cultural Council • Middletown High School announced the winners of the Hartford Exhibits Ongoing: Hard & Stirring Times: Middletown and the Civil War; From Neighborhood to
c/o Middletown Board of Education, 311 Hunting Hill Avenue 638.1419 Symphony Orchestra soloist Competition. They are sopranos Nation: Women and Health Care in Middlesex County and Their Own Stories
Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater MAC 650 Gallery 650 Main Street 344.0169
Marisa Musumeci, Adriana Rolon, Brittany Harris; clarinetist Max The Libertine Collective ReArt Exhibit
128 Washington Street 10 a-5 p, Mon-Fri • www.oddfellows.org 347.6143 Spurr and pianist Andrew Satterberg. The soloists, the Concert Middlesex Community College 100 Training Hill Road 343.5806
Russell Library Band and Concert Choir will all perform with the Hartford call for hours for either location • Pegasus Gallery, Chapman Hall: Reflections: An Interior
123 Broad St., 9a-8:30p, M-Th; 12-6p, F; 9a-5p, Sat; Sun hrs.-call 347.2528 Journey drawings and paintings by Aleta Gudelski-thru 3/13 • The Niche, Founders Hall:
South Green Coffee House Symphony Orchestra on April 7, 2009 at the Bushnell in Hartford. Fiber Works by Carol Ingram-thru 4/24
Tickets are on sale now at the High School, the Middletown Middletown Framing 503 Main Street 347.0064
24 Old Church Street 346.3689 Middletown Sculpture Mile Presented by the Hollycroft Foundation 767.2624
Valley Shore Chorus 346.2674 branches of Liberty Bank, & the Town Clerk’s office at City Hall. Sculptures by various artists along Main St. from Union St. to Hartford Ave.
Vinnie’s Jump & Jive Dance Hall • The Richard Alsop IV House, home to the Davison Art Center Middletown Sports Hall of Fame 58 Bernie O’Rourke Drive 347.9575
424 Main Street www.vinniesjumpandjive.com 347.6971 x3777 on the campus of Wesleyan University, has achieved the rare honor Municipal Bldg./City Hall 245 deKoven Drive 343.6620, x201
Wesleyan Potters Hrs: M-F 8:30a-4:30p City Art Collection
of being designated a National Historic Landmark. Fewer than Painters Touch 806 Millbrook Road 344.9670
350 South Main Street Gallery Hours: 11 a-5 p, Tues-Sat 347.5925 2500 historic places bear this national distinction. Special events Russell Library 123 Broad Street 347.2528
Wesleyan University Galleries noon-4 p, Tues-Sun; closed Monday commemorating this designation are being planned and more details Hrs: M-Th 9a-8:30p; Fri 9-6p; Sat 9a-5p: Jewelry by Aisling Svennungsen • Paintings by Laura Vaczek
Ezra & Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Washington Terrace Ursel’s Web 140 Washington Street 344.0041
Davison Art Center, 301 High Street 685.2500 will follow. Middletown is well represented with buildings of national Hrs: Tu-Fri 10a-6p; Sat 10a-5p
Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies (hrs: 1p-4p) significance. Let us hope they are properly maintained to prolong Wesleyan Potters Gallery/Shop 350 South Main Street 347.5925
their rich history. Hrs: Wed-Fri 10a-6p; Sat 10a-4p; Sun 12-4p • www.wesleyanpotters.com
343 Washington Terrace 685.2330 Wesleyan University 685.3355
Wesleyan University Enjoy the longer days that come with the approaching Spring!
P.O. Box 1300 • Middletown, CT 06457-1300

Davison Art Center, 301 High Street - Hrs: Tue-Sun 12-4p: Modern Times: American Graphic
Crowell Concert Hall, World Music Hall - Wyllys Avenue Arts, 1900-1950 thru 3/5; Judith Joy Ross: Photographs opening 3/27 • Ezra and Cecile Zilkha
Center for the Arts, Washington Terrace Thank you for supporting the arts. Gallery - Hrs: Tue-Sun 12-4p; Fri 12-8p: Stan’s Café: Of All the People in All the World, USA
Box Office: 685.3355 thru 3/3 • Mansfield Freeman Ctr for East Asian Studies Gallery - Hrs: Tue-Sun 1-4p:
Rubbings thru 3/6 •Olin Library, 1st Floor East, Church St. - Hrs: M-Fri 9a-5p: Highlights
Russell House, 350 High Street 685.2280 of the William Manchester Collection thru 3/15; Student Artwork-ongoing. Basement Level;
Wesleyan Writing Program/Writers Conference Stephan Allison, Coordinator Ongoing Book Sale-public welcome
Anne Greene, Director 685.3604
agreene@wesleyan.edu • www.wesleyan.edu/writers Middletown Commission on the Arts
100 Riverview Center - Suite 140 • P.O. Box 1300 • Middletown, CT 06457-1300
Are you on this list? www.cityofmiddletown.com/arts • stephan.allison@cityofmiddletown.com
Staff: Stephan Allison, Coordinator; Barbara Santangelo/Becky Carroll, Admin. Assistants
Should you be? Submit Listings to: barbara.santangelo@cityofmiddletown.com
Is your arts event listed? Mayor: Sebastian N. Giuliano
Commission: Fran Ganguli (Chair), Lee Godburn (Vice Chair), Frank Kuan (Secretary),
Contact us at the City Arts Office, 343.6620 x201 Barbara Arafeh, Patricia Evans, Richard Kamins, Joyce Kirkpatrick, Jennifer Lecce,
or stephan.allison@cityofmiddletown.com Charlotte McCoid, Kisha Michael, Robert Resnikoff, Jeff Sitz (Student Rep.)
Council Members: Robert P. Santangelo, Earle V. Roberts Jr.
Opportunities . . . Opportunities . . . . . . Listings: March 2009 . . . Listings: March 2009 . . . Listings: March
AARP Foundation Basinger lifts the text into a rich live performance captured on film by Andreas Burgess. To view Every Day thru May Thu 19 Lecture
Call for Member Painting Artists 50+ to enter 2010 calendar contest with theme “There’s No- or obtain your copy, visit www.paradiselostperformances.com
where I’d Rather Be”. Must be amateurs and painting must be original in pastels, oil, acrylic or Piano Instruction 6p Ron Kuivila: The Weather, at Six - A Feet to the Fire event utilizing the carillon bells 12p The American Sublime: Manifest Destiny & the Hudson River Valley School.
watercolor. Winning paintings will be exhibited at AARP’s Life@50+ National Event and Expo in Carolyn Halsted All ages and levels welcome. ........................................................................ 343.0677 to create a sonic interpretation of weather data. (see “For What It’s Worth column for w/artist Amy Ordonez. Bring a sandwich-beverages and desserts provided. For
Las Vegas in Oct. Deadline 6/6. Info/entry form, www.aarp.org/foundation or call 1.888.687.2277 Public more info.) Bell Tower at South College, Wesleyan info, call 347.2520. HR, Russell Library
Art Guild of Middletown 337 Main Street www.publicct.com Tues Night Jazz every week. .......................... 344.1168 7p Knitting Out Loud: The Stories of Knitting w/Kathy Goldner. For info, call
390 Main St., Middlefield - Ongoing classes: Pastel (Wed-am)-Ellie Bender-203.237.5224; Water- Russell Library Sun 1 Kids Arts 2009 Summer Registration Begins
Registration begins for Kids Arts 2009 Circus/Creative Arts Summer programs. 347.2520. HR, Russell Library
color classes-Bivenne Staiger-860.632.7334. Community exhibits: Emily Newton 349.3751 • 3/12: Russell Job Group: network with other job seekers, weekly guest speakers and expert professionals.
Pastel Demonstration by Christine Ivers • The Guild Goes Green-Collecting and Recycling Old Every Thursday @ 10a. No reg. req’d. • Russell Knitters: new members welcome, no reg. req’d. 3/7 Registration forms in Rec. Dept. Spring/Summer brochure, also available on- Theater
Art Books and Magazines • If interested in exhibiting your work in various locations, call Emily and 3/21 @ 11a. • Russell Readers: new readers/visitors welcome. 3rd Tue., 7p. 347.0196, line at cityofmiddletown.com or call 343.6620. 7:30p The Torch-Bearers, presented by the Vintage Players (also on 3/21 @ 8p. & 3/22
Newton, Exhibits Chair 349.3751 ameyers@russell.lioninc.org • Russell Writers: new writers/visitors welcome. 2nd Sat, 9:30a. Patricia @ 3p) For info and reservations, call 632.1067 or 346.1377. Performance in main
ARTFARM Francis, 347.8895 or pfrancis2002@yahoo.com • If you’re interested in displaying your work or a Antiques & Collectibles
Actors over the age of 18 yrs., particularly males, wanted for auditions. This summer’s Shakespeare collection at the Library, please call 347.2528 x135 • Descriptive videos avail. for visually impaired, 10a Annual Antiques & Collectibles Show. For info, call Wendy Schmitt (203.421.5955) auditorium of Congregation Adath Israel
in the Grove production will be The Taming of the Shrew. Auditions will be on 3/15 @ 11-2p or 4- call 347.2520 • CT Museums passes available • NEW: GrantStation: Valuable Online Grant Sources or Cindy Tentinger (860.663.2872). Xavier High School Fri 20 FIRST DAY OF SPRING!
7p. Please be prepared to stay for the full 3 hrs. To register for an audition or for more info, contact offered for the public.
info@art-farm.org or 346.4390 St. Luke’s Eldercare Solutions of Central CT Music Music
Artists for World Peace 100 Riverview Center, Suite 202 • executivedirector@stlukeshome.org ............................ 347.5661 1p Annual Carnival Children’s Concert (2p) w/pre-concert craft activities & 7:30p Songwriter Lara Herscovitch, CT State Troubadour. TBT
Fundraising for International Peace Belt/Rosebud Reservation, SD. www.artistsforworldpeace.org; If you are someone who would like to help an elderly person in your community and has one hour instrument petting zoo. Crowell Concert Hall (CCH), Wesleyan
347.4129 or 685.1789 a week to spare become a St. Luke’s Volunteer! Call Diane Cummings. Sat 21 Music
Barbara Beck Studio Senior Center Programs for Seniors 60+ International Women’s Day 7:30p Fran Curley, Jazz standards with keyboard, acoustic bass, drums, saxophone &
Original art: watercolors/prints/collages may be viewed/purchased. Call: ....................... 346.4615 Classes/Programs: Yoga; Exercise; Line Dancing; Tai Chi. Senior Dances w/live bands, more. 3p UN International Women’s Day Celebration, Sponsored by the Greater Middletown flute. TBT
The Buttonwood Tree (North End Arts Rising, Inc.) Call for info. Reg. req’d. ............................................................................................................. 344.3513 branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Wasch
Weekly meditation on Mondays @ 5:30p; 1 Monday-Open Mic @7:30p; Free Workshops for
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Shaped Note Singing Book Discussion
Emerging Artists on Tuesdays @ 5:30p; 1st Thursdays-Open Mic @ 6:30p; every Thursday @5p- If you like to sing, join a group of shaped note singers. Group meets every 2nd Sun of the mo. at Center, 51 Lawn Ave. 347-4887 or bmwa@aol.com 11a Sankofa: Learning from Hindsight , book signing and discussion by Mensimah
Yoga; 2nd Wednesdays-Belly Dance Performance @ 7:30p, every Sunday-10a worship services; the Russell House. Contact Neely Bruce at nbruce@wesleyan.edu or call ....................... 685.2578 Mon 2 Lecture Shabazz. TBT
12:45p Food Not Bombs - lunch service; 2p John Basinger recites Paradise Lost. Call ... 347.4957 Stage Left Dance and Fitness Center 6:15p Career Exploration: Finding Your Best Fit, Linda Kobylarz featured speaker.
CT Gilbert & Sullivan 100 Riverview Ctr., Suite 100. Classes available. Call Lorrie or Cindee Tine. .................... 346.6928 Kick-Off Event for One Book, One Middletown
P.O. Box 2152, Middletown ............................................................................................... 800.866.1606 The NIA Technique For info or to register, call 347.2520. Hubbard Room, Russell Library 3p Instant Circus performance by Oddfellows Playhouse in the former ION Market
CT Heritage Productions Dance/Fitness/Wellness with Julie Deak. Call ...................................................................... 347.1825 Wed 4 Film space at Main St. Market.
Call Peter Loffredo or email ptloffredo@earthlink.net. ....................................................... 347.7771 Valley Shore Sweet Adelines Chorus (women) ............................................... 203.379.0650
CT Poetry Society New members welcome. Sing 4 part harmony Tue 7:15 pm, The Village at South Farms. Call. 12p Screwball Comedy: A Film Discussion Series, this month’s film will be Nothing Tue 24 One Book, One Middletown
Meets monthly (variable dates) from 6:45p-8:45p. Call Bill McMahon, ............................. 347.6175 Vinnie’s Jump & Jive Community Dance Hall ............................................... 347.6971 x3777 Sacred starring Fredric March and Carol Lombard. Bring a sandwich, beverages 5:30p Water for Elephants, by Sarah Gruen – book discussion theme is the Depression,
Connecticut Woodcarvers Association Alcohol/smoke free. Monthly classes in Swing, NIA, Line Dancing; Belly Dancing, Tap, Waltz, B- and desserts provided. For info, call 347.2520. Hubbard Room (HR), Russell Library as represented in the book, and how people lived through it. What does it tell us
CT Forest & Park Bldg, Route 66 • New carvers & families w/children ages 10+ are welcome. For Boy/B-Girl, Afro Contemporary, Yoga and Weekend Parties. M-F 11a-1p. vinniesjumpandjive.com
info, email ctwoodcarver@gamail.com or visit www.ctwoodcarvers.org Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estate Thu 5 Lecture and how to respond to it? The Book Bower, (Main St. Market, lower level)
Dance Outfitters 421 Wadsworth St. ...................................................................................................................... 347.1064 7p French Women Don’t Sleep Alone: Pleasurable Secrets to Finding Love, Reading and book Theater
68 Washington St. • Various dance accessories available. www.dance-outfitters.com • 638.0086 Historic tours Weds-2-4p, call to confirm. Trails surrounding Mansion open to public daily. signing by Jamie Cat Callan, author. Green St. Arts Center (GSAC) 7p The Life and Times of William Webb: An African-American Civil War Soldier. Perfomed
Greater Middletown Chorale Wesleyan Potters
Experienced singers in all vocal categories wanted for its concert season. Rehearsals at Church of Classes for pottery, weaving & basketry. Call ......................................................................... 347.5925 Theater by Kevin Johnson. For info, call 347.2520. HR, Russell Library
the Holy Trinity, 381 Main St. Contact Joseph D’Eugenio 203.288.3021 or joeeugenio@hotmail.com. Xavier High School 7p Everything So Far, presented by the Junior Repertory Company (also thru 3/6, 7, Wed 25 One Book, One Middletown
Also John Coghill 860.285.8208 or jdcoghill@snet.net Call for Visual Artists for Annual Antiques & Collectibles Show on March 1st; 10a-4p. For info, 13 & 14 @ 7:30p) Info/reservations, call 347.6143. Oddfellows Playhouse (OP) 12:30p Water for Elephants book discussion. MxCC
Green Street Arts Center call Wendy Schmitt (203.421.5955) or Cindy Tentinger (860.663.2872) 7p Bessie Coleman: First African-American Aviatrix, performance by Tammy Denease
Reg. req’d for all classes. Accepting reservations for evening and weekend classes for all ages • Yoga in Middletown Richardson, actress & storyteller. For info, call 347.2520. HR, Russell Library MCA Monthly Meeting
Seeking writers, artists and photographers to participate in Flash Forward, Writers Out Loud! Also 438 Main St. Call or visit yogainmiddletown.com • 13 weekly classes for all levels-Pre-Natal, Mommy 7p Commission regular meeting, Rm. 208 - Municipal Building, 245 deKoven Dr.
Yoga, Life Drawing, Still Life Drawing ................................................................................... 685.7871 & Me, Back Care Workshops. Beginners welcome. Since 1991. ....................... 347.YOGA (9642) Fri 6 Music
Javapalooza Yoga Possibilities 7:30p Schumann & Beethoven, performed by Carolyn Halsted with Stacy Grimaldi, Reception
330 Main St. • Open mic nite every Thurs. night. ................................................................. 346.5282 99 Beverly Heights • On-going classes Thu @ 5:30p ........................................................... 670.4880 soprano. The Buttonwood Tree (TBT) 5p Senior Thesis Exhibitions opens today for works by Catherine Gavriel, Jeremy
La Boca Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
520 Main Street, Open invitation for artists to exhibit. ........................................................ 347.4777 Out of Town - more, call the Arts Office DanceMasters Weekend Fisher, Toshihiro Osaka and Cara Stewart. Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan
Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut Americans for the Arts ................................................................................................ 202.371.2830 7p Showcase of New England Choreographers, a juried showcase of four innovative Thu 26 Reception
Seeking volunteers to teach Basic Reading and ESL. ............................................................ 347.0337 3/30-31: National Arts Advocacy Day and 22 Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts & Public
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choreographers from New England. Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio, Wesleyan 5p Judith Joy Ross: Photographs gallery talk by Judith Joy Ross, with an introduction by
Middlesex County Community Foundation Policy in Washington DC. Evening events feature Wynton Marsalis, honored for his contributions. Andrew Szegedy-Maszak, Professor of Classical Studies. Davison Art Center,
Watch listings for Morning Musings-upcoming free workshops for non-profit staff and volun- Sat 7 Music
teers to help build their capacity. .............................................................................................. 347.0025
Middlesex Hospital Vocal Chords Just For Kids 7:30p Alan Cohen Experience - mix of funk, folk & psychedelia, intricate harmonies
& textured acoustics. TBT
Wesleyan University
One Book, One Middletown
Gina Fredericks, musical director - Joyce Ghent, founder and chair. Call 346.8045 or 342.3120
Broad Street Books ............................................................................................................. 685.7323 NoonThe Extraordinary Life of P.T. Barnum, a talk by Barnum Museum representative,
Middlesex Institute for Lifelong Education (MILE) DanceMasters Weekend Chapman Hall 2nd fl. Multi-purpose room, presented by MILE at MxCC
For Seniors 50+, MxCC, 100 Training Hill Rd. • www.mileonline.org .............................. 343.5863 The Buttonwood Tree ........................................................................................................ 347.4957 8p Showcase Performance, Limón Dance Company, Battleworks Dance Company
3/10: Tony Kenny’s Ireland “Celtic Cabaret” at Chez Josef in Agawam, MA by Anne’s Adven- Every Tues & Thur; 3:45-5p: Free Chess Classes for ages 6-12 with Gasper Ortiz. 7p Water for Elephants, by Sarah Gruen – book discussion led by Hedda Kopf. For
tures-call 704.0784 • Elderhostel Bus Trip - “Historic Philadelphia”, 3/16: The Victorian Lady with Community Health Center .................................................................................... 347.6971 x3662 and more. Center for the Arts (CFA), Wesleyan info, call 347.2520. HR, Russell Library
Kandy Carle (call for info); 3/17: Presentation James Calvin Tillman and Atty. Karen Goodrow Family Wellness Center programs (all ages). Reg. req’d. Call Julie Deak, FWC Supervisor. Reception Theater
(call for info); 5/31 - 6/5, call Ellen Long, 529.8738 for info, reg. begins NOW • Other topics. Call. Connecticut Association for the Gifted .................................................................... 347-2579
Middletown Adult Education 3/21 – 12:30-4p.: Minds In Motion, Middletown – an afternoon of fast-paced, high-interest, 5p Middletown Public Schools Annual Art Exhibition opens today and runs through 7p Inherit the Wind, presented by the Teen Repertory Company (also thru 3/27, 28,
Classes available in art, dance, yoga, music lessons, photography, crafts, kickboxing, Pilates, Tai hands-on enrichment workshops for students in grades K-8, free parent and teacher keynote 3/15. Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan 4/3 & 4/4 @ 7:30p) Info/reservations, call Oddfellows Playhouse
Chi, Chi Kung and Ai-Chi. 398 Main St., www.maect.org ................................................... 343.6044 address and workshops. For more info or to register call, go online to www.ctgifted.org or email Writing Session 8p Have at You Now! – An Examination of Violent Encounters, a senior thesis production
Middletown Commission on the Arts (MCA) jthom@wesleyan.edu. Reg. deadline is 3/9.
3/1: Registration begins for Kids Arts 2009 Summer programs Green Street Arts Center .................................................................................................. 685.7871 1p From Start to Print: A Primer for New Writers with instructor Sari Rosenblatt. by Sean Chin. (also 3/27 @ 8p; 3/28 @ 2p & 8p) Patricelli ’92 Theater, Wesleyan
3/15: Deadline for Counselor Applications for 2009 Summer programs After school program and arts classes for kids of all ages. All workshops: Children under 12 must For ages 18+. Reg. req’d. GSAC Fri 27 Music
3/15 deadline for grant application - projects beginning after 7/1, apps. avail. online or call. be accompanied by an adult. Sun 8 Reception
Middletown Framing Kidcity Children’s Museum 119 Washington St. ............................................................ 347.0495 7:30p Brooke Campbell, acoustic, folk & folk rock. TBT
503 Main St. • Studio open for do-it-yourself projects on most Sat. for students ........... 347.0064 “Hands on” for 6 mo. - 10 yrs. & accompanying adults. Hrs: Sun-Tue, 11a-5p; Wed-Sat, 9a-5p. 3p “Women…Art All in a Day’s Work” Come meet the artists. TBT One Book, One Middletown
Middletown High Goes to the Symphony Middlesex Academy for the Performing Arts 115 Laurel Brook Rd., Middlefield 638.3973 Thu 12 Creative Juice Monthly Meeting 7p Water for Elephants, by Sarah Gruen – book discussion. Javapalooza
Sponsorship Opportunity- MHS students have a chance to perform with professional musicians Classes for Dance, Music, Theater and private instruction-Reg. req’d. Call or www.middlesexacademy.org
at the Bushnell on 4/7. For info, call ...................................................................................... 638.1401 Middletown Adult Education .......................................................................................... 343.6050 12p Creative Spotlight: a showcase of member performing arts groups. For info, call Sat 28 Poetry
Middletown Scottish/Country Dancers Even Start Program/Family Learning Program-call for info 347.6924. Chamber of Commerce, 393 Main St. 7:30p Colin Haskins, Central Valley Poetry Series, with Kelly Green and more. TBT
Classes for beginners/experienced dancers. Partners not necessary. Wear soft-soled shoes. Wed 7- Middletown Commission on the Arts .............................................................. 343.6620 x 201 Fri 13 Music
9:30p. First Church, 190 Court St. ........................................................................................... 347.0278 3/1 - 8:30a: Registration begins for Kids Arts 2009 Summer programs Sun 29 Theater
Middletown Symphonic Band 3/15: Deadline for Counselor Applications for Kids Arts 2009 Summer programs 7:30p Paul Sachs, urban acoustic Folk Singer/Songwriter. TBT 7:30p Free at Last Players present live skits. For more info, please call TBT
Seeking musicians for all sections especially oboes, percussion and saxophones. Rehearsals at North End Action Team ..................................................................................................... 346.4845 Sat 14 Music Mon 30 One Book, One Middletown
Middletown H.S. on Thursdays, 7-9p, for anyone interested in playing with the band. No restric- NEATNotes, capella choir, and the Da Vinci Group, videography projects. For kids 8-14 residing 7:30p Rosy Nolan, country rock with a jagged edge and charismatic vocals. TBT
tions on age, it’s free, no auditions, just bring an instrument to play. Visit in the North End. Call NEAT if interested in joining. 6p Circus Food, food class led by Brian O’Rourke. Middletown Adult Ed.
www.middletownsymphonicband.org or call Ralph Matteo ................................................ 347.5183 Oddfellows Playhouse ....................................................................................................... 347.6143 7:30p The Morgans, 5 traditional musicians performing Irish Music. Concert presented
Middletuners, The Senior Chorus of Middletown Do you love the “old” songs? Now registering for Spring classes. Classes begin the week of 3/30. Financial Aid available. Spaces by The Greater Middletown Concert Association. For info/tickets, call 347.4887 Lecture
Join the rehearsals every Tues. 2-4 pm. Call Barbara Arafeh ............................................... 347.4887 are limited. Call or www.oddfellows.org. • 3/18 - Wacky Wednesdays, in partnership with KidCity or 346.3369. Middletown High School Performance Center, 200 LaRosa Lane (off of 8:15p Resume Tune-up Clinic: Get Feedback on Your Resume. Featured speaker is
Middletown Artists Coop (MAC) • MAC650 Artspace Children’s Museum, a once-per-month creative, interactive class for ages 2-6. Call for more info. Newfield St.) Sue Troup. Bring a job description along with your resume and cover letter.
650 Main Street. • mac650.blogspot.com ................................................................................ 347.0834 Russell Library (Children’s Dept) .................................................................................... 347.8479 Participants will work in groups to evaluate their resumes. For info/registration,
Resident artists live in affordable housing & provide arts community service for local groups. 123 Broad St, Passes available for museums in CT • Middletown Area Green Children: 3/11 at 4p: Sun 15 Kids Arts 2009 Counselor Application Deadline call 347.2520. HR, Russell Library
Painters Touch The Start of Our Vegetable Garden – sowing our seeds and begin growing our plants; 3/25 at 4p: Go For info, call 343.6620
806 Millbrook Rd-Jackie Peterson originals/prints. Call for appt. or look for “open” sign outside.
During June open for business on Fri. View displays of various artworks. ...................... 344.9670
Fly a… exploring wind as an energy source and how it can be used for fun. Call for more info.
Shakesperience Productions ................................................................................... 203.754.2531 Music For more information on the presenting
Paradise Lost For info, call Tony Murvin or Siobhan Coffey or visit www.shakesperience.org. 11a Dave Downs, voice and guitar. For info, call Eloise 852.0001.. Brew Bakers, 169 organizations, refer to the outside page for
Vinnie’s Jump & Jive ................................................................................................ 347.6971 x3777
Egress Films is happy to announce the release of John Milton’s Paradise Lost as performed by
John Basinger. Four DVD set includes all 12 books plus special features. A master storyteller, Classes available for kids ages 5-14 and toddler and pre-school. Call for info
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