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ArtFarm

119

Highland Avenue

info@art-farm.org • www.art-farm.org

346.4390

Art Guild of Middletown

P.O. Box 205

Bob Spooner, Pres.

346.6546

Broad Street Books

 

45

Broad Street

9 a-6 p, Mon-Fri; 9 a-5 p, Sat & Sun

685.7323

The Buttonwood Tree • North End Arts Rising, Inc.

605 Main Street, P.O. Box 71

Bookstore Hrs: Mon & Wed: 11 a-6 p; Tues: 5-8 p & during performances

thebuttonwoodtree@gmail.com • www.buttonwood.org

CT Gilbert & Sullivan Society

347.4957

P.O. Box 2152 • cg.ss@snet.net • www.ctgilbertandsullivan.org

CT Heritage Productions

46 Bretton Road

Eternal Perks Coffee House

Grace Lutheran Church, 1055 Randolph Rd www.gracemiddletown.org

Greater Middletown Chorale

1.800.866.1606

347.7771

346.2641

P.O. Box 527

Karen Torop, 346.5004; John Coghill, 860.285.8208

Greater Middletown Concert Assoc.

P.O. Box 2622

Green Street Arts Center

Barbara Arafeh

347.4887

51

Green Street

 

685.7871

gsac@wesleyan.edu • www.greenstreetartscenter.org

Klekolo World Coffee

 

181

Court Street

7 a-1 a, Mon-Fri; 8 a-1 a, Sat, Sun

343.9444

Local 499, Amer. Federation of Musicians

Roy Wiseman, President

344.0066

Middletown Public Schools Cultural Council

c/o Middletown Board of Education, 311 Hunting Hill Avenue

638.1419

Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater

128 Washington Street

Russell Library

123 Broad St.,

10 a-5 p, Mon-Fri • www.oddfellows.org 347.6143

9a-8:30p, M-Th; 12-6p, F; 9a-5p, Sat; Sun hrs.-call 347.2528

South Green Coffee House

24 Old Church Street

Valley Shore Chorus Vinnie’s Jump & Jive Dance Hall

424 Main Street

Wesleyan Potters

350 South Main Street

Wesleyan University Galleries

346.3689

346.2674

347.6971 x3777

www.vinniesjumpandjive.com

Gallery Hours: 11 a-5 p, Tues-Sat

347.5925

noon-4 p, Tues-Sun; closed Monday

685.2500

685.2330

Ezra & Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Washington Terrace Davison Art Center, 301 High Street

Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies (hrs: 1p-4p)

343 Washington Terrace

Wesleyan University

Crowell Concert Hall, World Music Hall - Wyllys Avenue Center for the Arts, Washington Terrace Box Office:

685.3355

Russell House, 350 High Street

Wesleyan Writing Program/Writers Conference

685.2280

Anne Greene, Director agreene@wesleyan.edu • www.wesleyan.edu/writers

685.3604

Are you on this list? Should you be? Is your arts event listed? Contact us at the City Arts Office, 343.6620 x201 or stephan.allison@cityofmiddletown.com

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P.O. Box 1300 • Middletown, CT 06457-1300
P.O. Box 1300 • Middletown, CT 06457-1300
MARCH P.O. Box 1300 • Middletown, CT 06457-1300 SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR NEXT CALENDAR: must be received

SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR NEXT CALENDAR: must be received by the 10th of the month preceding publication and may be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the Commission For additional info., call us at 343.6620 x201.

MARCH 2009

MARCH 2009
For additional info., call us at 343.6620 x201. MARCH 2009 MCA operates with support from the

MCA operates with support from the

The programs and services of the City of Middletown Commission on the Arts are made possible by municipal tax dollars, and the contributions of residents and local businesses.

For what it’s worth

of residents and local businesses. For what it’s worth & Arts On View Adath Israel Judaica

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residents and local businesses. For what it’s worth & Arts On View Adath Israel Judaica Museum

Arts On View

Adath Israel Judaica Museum

48 Old Church Street

346.4709

Hrs: 1:30-3:30p by appt. only

Art Guild of Middletown

390 Main St., Middlefield

346.1268

Durham Dental: Christina Geary Joyce’s Riverbend Gallery, E.Haddam: Sharon Paddock Port- land Town Hall: Lesley Braren, Maureen Longo, Bivenne Staiger, Ann Snow, Diane Lindsay, Greta Stromberg, Sharon Paddock, Rachael Chandler, Barbara Adams, Janet Shea Rea, Joyce Fidrych, Ruth Sayles, Kearen Enright, Alexandra Schoel, Fran Schoel, Paula Slym, Sue Hall and Fred Antonio.

The Book Bower 386 Main Street Market

702.8222

Hrs.:Mon-Sat 10a-6p www.bookbower.com

Abstract Paintings by Laura Valczeka

Broad Street Books 45 Broad Street

685.7323

Hrs: M-Fri 8a-8p; Sat/Sun 9a-5p

The Buttonwood Tree 605 Main Street

347.4957

Women…Art All in a Day’s Work, showcasing the art of Maureen Edwards, Nancy Ostrovsky, Melissa Spencer, Jill Nerkowski, Jennifer Shafer Wood, Cathy Valley, Heather Monaghan, Anita Balkun & Maria Brower thru 3/31. Reception 3/8 from 3-5p. Bookstore hrs Mon & Wed 11a-6p; Tue 3-5p & during all events. Call orvisit www.buttonwood.org for perfor- mance/events hours

Harriet Amanda Chapman Scandinavian Handicrafts

347.9022

Starr Mill Pond, 88 Beverly Heights Hrs. Mon-Sat 10a-5p

Green Street Arts Center 51 Green Street

685.7871

It’s Only Natural Restaurant 386 Main Street Market

346.9210

Open daily at 11a www.ionrestaurant.com Artwork for display and for sale by Connecticut Artists Lori Barker, Wendy Black-Nasta, Andrea Deane, Annie Grenier, Bill Healy, Chris London, Dayna Mankowski, Sheila Mullen, Connie Pfeiffer, Sonja Suydam Gill, Karen Wassmer

Javapalooza 330 Main Street

346.5282

Kidcity Children’s Museum 119 Washington St.

347.0495

Klekolo World Coffee 181 Court Street

343.9444

Hrs: M-Fri 7a-1a; Sat/Sun 8a-1a

La Boca Mexican Restaurant & Cantina 520 Main Street

347.4777

Paintings/drawings by Emily Gastler-Newton

Middlesex County Historical Society 151 Main Street

346.0746

Gen. Mansfield House – Tue &Wed 1-4p; Thu 10a-1p Exhibits Ongoing: Hard & Stirring Times: Middletown and the Civil War; From Neighborhood to Nation: Women and Health Care in Middlesex County and Their Own Stories

MAC 650 Gallery 650 Main Street

344.0169

343.5806

Middlesex Community College 100 Training Hill Road

call for hours for either location • Pegasus Gallery, Chapman Hall: Reflections: An Interior Journey drawings and paintings by Aleta Gudelski-thru 3/13 • The Niche, Founders Hall:

The Libertine Collective ReArt Exhibit

Fiber Works by Carol Ingram-thru 4/24

Middletown Framing 503 Main Street

347.0064

Middletown Sculpture Mile Presented by the Hollycroft Foundation

767.2624

Sculptures by various artists along Main St. from Union St. to Hartford Ave.

Middletown Sports Hall of Fame 58 Bernie O’Rourke Drive

347.9575

Municipal Bldg./City Hall 245 deKoven Drive

343.6620, x201

Hrs: M-F 8:30a-4:30p City Art Collection

Painters Touch 806 Millbrook Road

344.9670

Russell Library 123 Broad Street

347.2528

Hrs: M-Th 9a-8:30p; Fri 9-6p; Sat 9a-5p: Jewelry by Aisling Svennungsen Paintings by Laura Vaczek

Ursel’s Web 140 Washington Street

344.0041

Hrs: Tu-Fri 10a-6p; Sat 10a-5p

Wesleyan Potters Gallery/Shop 350 South Main Street

347.5925

Hrs: Wed-Fri 10a-6p; Sat 10a-4p; Sun 12-4p • www.wesleyanpotters.com

Wesleyan University

685.3355

Davison Art Center, 301 High Street - Hrs: Tue-Sun 12-4p: Modern Times: American Graphic Arts, 1900-1950 thru 3/5; Judith Joy Ross: Photographs opening 3/27 • Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery - Hrs: Tue-Sun 12-4p; Fri 12-8p: Stan’s Café: Of All the People in All the World, USA thru 3/3 • Mansfield Freeman Ctr for East Asian Studies Gallery - Hrs: Tue-Sun 1-4p:

Rubbings thru 3/6 •Olin Library, 1 st Floor East, Church St. - Hrs: M-Fri 9a-5p: Highlights of the William Manchester Collection thru 3/15; Student Artwork-ongoing. Basement Level; Ongoing Book Sale-public welcome

• March 1st is the beginning date for residents

to register their child(ren) for Kids Arts ‘09 which includes the 21st Oddfellows Children’s Circus and the NEAR Creative Arts Workshops. The Circus program is for children 8 to 14 and the NEAR workshops have opportunities for children as young as 6 (must have completed 1st grade). The registration packets are included in the Spring/Summer Parks & Recreation brochure handed out to eligible students in our Middletown schools in February. They are also available through our office or online at www.cityofmiddletown.com/arts. The packet includes details & descriptions of the programs and we are again offering bussing for those enrolled. Out of towners will have an opportunity to enroll their child(ren) beginning April 1.

• Through May, Wesleyan Univ. is the site of a new sound installation

(Ron Kuivila: The Weather, at Six) that bridges the gap between thinking about global climate change and experiencing it. Prof. of Music Ron Kuivila’s sound installation employs the synthesized sound of the carillon bells in Wesleyan’s South College bell tower to create a sonic interpretation of weather data collected for the current day’s date over 130 years. Each day’s “piece” can run between five and fifteen minutes. Every day at 6pm, speakers mounted in the bell tower in Weleyan’s South College play “today’s weather” with rhythmic structure derived from the pattern of rainy (or snowy) days and bell selections following the contour of daily temperature readings. This is part of the Feet to the Fire project.

• Middletown High School announced the winners of the Hartford

Symphony Orchestra soloist Competition. They are sopranos Marisa Musumeci, Adriana Rolon, Brittany Harris; clarinetist Max Spurr and pianist Andrew Satterberg. The soloists, the Concert Band and Concert Choir will all perform with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra on April 7, 2009 at the Bushnell in Hartford. Tickets are on sale now at the High School, the Middletown branches of Liberty Bank, & the Town Clerk’s office at City Hall.

• The Richard Alsop IV House, home to the Davison Art Center

on the campus of Wesleyan University, has achieved the rare honor of being designated a National Historic Landmark. Fewer than 2500 historic places bear this national distinction. Special events commemorating this designation are being planned and more details will follow. Middletown is well represented with buildings of national significance. Let us hope they are properly maintained to prolong their rich history.

Enjoy the longer days that come with the approaching Spring! Thank you for supporting the arts.

Stephan Allison, Coordinator
Stephan Allison, Coordinator

Middletown Commission on the Arts

100 Riverview Center - Suite 140 • P.O. Box 1300 • Middletown, CT 06457-1300 www.cityofmiddletown.com/arts • stephan.allison@cityofmiddletown.com Staff: Stephan Allison, Coordinator; Barbara Santangelo/Becky Carroll, Admin. Assistants Submit Listings to: barbara.santangelo@cityofmiddletown.com Mayor: Sebastian N. Giuliano Commission: Fran Ganguli (Chair), Lee Godburn (Vice Chair), Frank Kuan (Secretary), Barbara Arafeh, Patricia Evans, Richard Kamins, Joyce Kirkpatrick, Jennifer Lecce, Charlotte McCoid, Kisha Michael, Robert Resnikoff, Jeff Sitz (Student Rep.) Council Members: Robert P. Santangelo, Earle V. Roberts Jr.

Opportunities

AARP Foundation

Call for Member Painting Artists 50+ to enter 2010 calendar contest with theme “There’s No- where I’d Rather Be”. Must be amateurs and painting must be original in pastels, oil, acrylic or watercolor. Winning paintings will be exhibited at AARP’s Life@50+ National Event and Expo in Las Vegas in Oct. Deadline 6/6. Info/entry form, www.aarp.org/foundation or call 1.888.687.2277

Art Guild of Middletown

390 Main St., Middlefield - Ongoing classes: Pastel (Wed-am)-Ellie Bender-203.237.5224; Water-

color classes-Bivenne Staiger-860.632.7334. Community exhibits: Emily Newton 349.3751 • 3/12:

Pastel Demonstration by Christine Ivers • The Guild Goes Green-Collecting and Recycling Old Art Books and Magazines • If interested in exhibiting your work in various locations, call Emily Newton, Exhibits Chair 349.3751

ARTFARM

Actors over the age of 18 yrs., particularly males, wanted for auditions. This summer’s Shakespeare in the Grove production will be The Taming of the Shrew. Auditions will be on 3/15 @ 11-2p or 4- 7p. Please be prepared to stay for the full 3 hrs. To register for an audition or for more info, contact info@art-farm.org or 346.4390

Artists for World Peace

Fundraising for International Peace Belt/Rosebud Reservation, SD. www.artistsforworldpeace.org; 347.4129 or 685.1789

Barbara Beck Studio

Original art: watercolors/prints/collages may be viewed/purchased. Call:

346.4615

The Buttonwood Tree (North End Arts Rising, Inc.)

Weekly meditation on Mondays @ 5:30p; 1 st Monday-Open Mic @7:30p; Free Workshops for Emerging Artists on Tuesdays @ 5:30p; 1st Thursdays-Open Mic @ 6:30p; every Thursday @5p- Yoga; 2nd Wednesdays-Belly Dance Performance @ 7:30p, every Sunday-10a worship services;

347.4957

CT Gilbert & Sullivan

P.O. Box 2152, Middletown

800.866.1606

12:45p Food Not Bombs - lunch service; 2p John Basinger recites Paradise Lost. Call

CT Heritage Productions

Call Peter Loffredo or email

CT Poetry Society

Meets monthly (variable dates) from 6:45p-8:45p. Call Bill McMahon,

Connecticut Woodcarvers Association

CT Forest & Park Bldg, Route 66 • New carvers & families w/children ages 10+ are welcome. For info, email ctwoodcarver@gamail.com or visit www.ctwoodcarvers.org

Dance Outfitters

68 Washington St. • Various dance accessories available. www.dance-outfitters.com • 638.0086

Greater Middletown Chorale

Experienced singers in all vocal categories wanted for its concert season. Rehearsals at Church of the Holy Trinity, 381 Main St. Contact Joseph D’Eugenio 203.288.3021 or joeeugenio@hotmail.com. Also John Coghill 860.285.8208 or jdcoghill@snet.net

Green Street Arts Center

Reg. req’d for all classes. Accepting reservations for evening and weekend classes for all ages • Seeking writers, artists and photographers to participate in Flash Forward, Writers Out Loud! Also

Yoga, Life Drawing, Still Life Drawing

Javapalooza

330 Main St. • Open mic nite every Thurs.

La Boca Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

520 Main Street, Open invitation for artists to

Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut

Seeking volunteers to teach Basic Reading and

Middlesex County Community Foundation

Watch listings for Morning Musings-upcoming free workshops for non-profit staff and volun-

teers to help build their

Middlesex Hospital Vocal Chords

Gina Fredericks, musical director - Joyce Ghent, founder and chair. Call 346.8045 or 342.3120

Middlesex Institute for Lifelong Education (MILE)

343.5863

3/10: Tony Kenny’s Ireland “Celtic Cabaret” at Chez Josef in Agawam, MA by Anne’s Adven- tures-call 704.0784 • Elderhostel Bus Trip - “Historic Philadelphia”, 3/16: The Victorian Lady with Kandy Carle (call for info); 3/17: Presentation James Calvin Tillman and Atty. Karen Goodrow (call for info); 5/31 - 6/5, call Ellen Long, 529.8738 for info, reg. begins NOW • Other topics. Call.

For Seniors 50+, MxCC, 100 Training Hill Rd. • www.mileonline.org

347.0025

347.0337

347.4777

346.5282

685.7871

347.7771

347.6175

Middletown Adult Education

Classes available in art, dance, yoga, music lessons, photography, crafts, kickboxing, Pilates, Tai

Chi, Chi Kung and Ai-Chi. 398 Main St., www.maect.org

Middletown Commission on the Arts (MCA)

3/1: Registration begins for Kids Arts 2009 Summer programs 3/15: Deadline for Counselor Applications for 2009 Summer programs 3/15 deadline for grant application - projects beginning after 7/1, apps. avail. online or call.

Middletown Framing

503 Main St. • Studio open for do-it-yourself projects on most Sat. for students

Middletown High Goes to the Symphony

Sponsorship Opportunity- MHS students have a chance to perform with professional musicians

347.0064

343.6044

at the Bushnell on 4/7. For info, call

Middletown Scottish/Country Dancers

Classes for beginners/experienced dancers. Partners not necessary. Wear soft-soled shoes. Wed 7-

9:30p. First Church, 190 Court

Middletown Symphonic Band

Seeking musicians for all sections especially oboes, percussion and saxophones. Rehearsals at Middletown H.S. on Thursdays, 7-9p, for anyone interested in playing with the band. No restric- tions on age, it’s free, no auditions, just bring an instrument to play. Visit

347.5183

www.middletownsymphonicband.org or call Ralph Matteo

Middletuners, The Senior Chorus of Middletown Do you love the “old” songs?

347.4887

Join the rehearsals every Tues. 2-4 pm. Call Barbara Arafeh

Middletown Artists Coop (MAC) • MAC650 Artspace

347.0834

650

Resident artists live in affordable housing & provide arts community service for local groups.

347.0278

638.1401

Main Street. • mac650.blogspot.com

Painters Touch

806

During June open for business on Fri. View displays of various

Millbrook Rd-Jackie Peterson originals/prints. Call for appt. or look for “open” sign outside.

344.9670

Paradise Lost

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,

Opportunities

Basinger lifts the text into a rich live performance captured on film by Andreas Burgess. To view or obtain your copy, visit www.paradiselostperformances.com

Piano Instruction

Carolyn Halsted All ages and levels

Public

337 Main Street

Russell Library

Russell Job Group: network with other job seekers, weekly guest speakers and expert professionals. Every Thursday @ 10a. No reg. req’d. • Russell Knitters: new members welcome, no reg. req’d. 3/7 and 3/21 @ 11a. • Russell Readers: new readers/visitors welcome. 3rd Tue., 7p. 347.0196, ameyers@russell.lioninc.org • Russell Writers: new writers/visitors welcome. 2nd Sat, 9:30a. Patricia Francis, 347.8895 or pfrancis2002@yahoo.com • If you’re interested in displaying your work or a collection at the Library, please call 347.2528 x135 • Descriptive videos avail. for visually impaired, call 347.2520 • CT Museums passes available • NEW: GrantStation: Valuable Online Grant Sources offered for the public.

344.1168

343.0677

www.publicct.com

Tues Night Jazz every

St. Luke’s Eldercare Solutions of Central CT

347.5661

If you are someone who would like to help an elderly person in your community and has one hour a week to spare become a St. Luke’s Volunteer! Call Diane Cummings.

Senior Center Programs for Seniors 60+

Classes/Programs: Yoga; Exercise; Line Dancing; Tai Chi. Senior Dances w/live bands, more.

Call for info. Reg.

Shaped Note Singing

If you like to sing, join a group of shaped note singers. Group meets every 2nd Sun of the mo. at

the Russell House. Contact Neely Bruce at nbruce@wesleyan.edu or call

Stage Left Dance and Fitness Center

100 Riverview Ctr., Suite 100. Classes available. Call Lorrie or Cindee

The NIA Technique

347.1825

203.379.0650

New members welcome. Sing 4 part harmony Tue 7:15 pm, The Village at South Farms. Call.

347.6971 x3777

Alcohol/smoke free. Monthly classes in Swing, NIA, Line Dancing; Belly Dancing, Tap, Waltz, B- Boy/B-Girl, Afro Contemporary, Yoga and Weekend Parties. M-F 11a-1p. vinniesjumpandjive.com

Vinnie’s Jump & Jive Community Dance Hall

Valley Shore Sweet Adelines Chorus (women)

Dance/Fitness/Wellness with Julie Deak. Call

346.6928

685.2578

344.3513

100 Riverview Center, Suite 202 • executivedirector@stlukeshome.org

Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estate

347.1064

Historic tours Weds-2-4p, call to confirm. Trails surrounding Mansion open to public daily.

Wesleyan Potters

Classes for pottery, weaving & basketry. Call

Xavier High School

Call for Visual Artists for Annual Antiques & Collectibles Show on March 1 st ; 10a-4p. For info, call Wendy Schmitt (203.421.5955) or Cindy Tentinger (860.663.2872)

Yoga in Middletown

438 Main St. Call or visit yogainmiddletown.com • 13 weekly classes for all levels-Pre-Natal, Mommy

& Me, Back Care Workshops. Beginners welcome. Since

Yoga Possibilities

99 Beverly Heights • On-going classes Thu @ 5:30p

Out of Town - more, call the Arts Office

202.371.2830

3/30-31: National Arts Advocacy Day and 22 nd Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts & Public Policy in Washington DC. Evening events feature Wynton Marsalis, honored for his contributions.

Americans for the Arts

670.4880

347.YOGA (9642)

347.5925

421 Wadsworth

Just For Kids

685.7323

347.4957

Every Tues & Thur; 3:45-5p: Free Chess Classes for ages 6-12 with Gasper Ortiz.

347.6971 x3662

Family Wellness Center programs (all ages). Reg. req’d. Call Julie Deak, FWC Supervisor.

347-2579

3/21 – 12:30-4p.: Minds In Motion, Middletown – an afternoon of fast-paced, high-interest, hands-on enrichment workshops for students in grades K-8, free parent and teacher keynote address and workshops. For more info or to register call, go online to www.ctgifted.org or email jthom@wesleyan.edu. Reg. deadline is 3/9.

685.7871

Green Street Arts Center

Connecticut Association for the Gifted

Community Health Center

Broad Street Books The Buttonwood Tree

After school program and arts classes for kids of all ages. All workshops: Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

347.0495

“Hands on” for 6 mo. - 10 yrs. & accompanying adults. Hrs: Sun-Tue, 11a-5p; Wed-Sat, 9a-5p.

Middlesex Academy for the Performing Arts 115 Laurel Brook Rd., Middlefield 638.3973 Classes for Dance, Music, Theater and private instruction-Reg. req’d. Call or www.middlesexacademy.org

343.6050

Even Start Program/Family Learning Program-call for info

343.6620 x 201

3/1 - 8:30a: Registration begins for Kids Arts 2009 Summer programs 3/15: Deadline for Counselor Applications for Kids Arts 2009 Summer programs

346.4845

NEATNotes, capella choir, and the Da Vinci Group, videography projects. For kids 8-14 residing

in the North End. Call NEAT if interested in joining.

347.6143

Now registering for Spring classes. Classes begin the week of 3/30. Financial Aid available. Spaces are limited. Call or www.oddfellows.org. • 3/18 - Wacky Wednesdays, in partnership with KidCity Children’s Museum, a once-per-month creative, interactive class for ages 2-6. Call for more info.

347.8479

123 Broad St, Passes available for museums in CT • Middletown Area Green Children: 3/11 at 4p:

Russell Library (Children’s Dept)

Oddfellows Playhouse

North End Action Team

Middletown Adult Education

Middletown Commission on the Arts

Kidcity Children’s Museum 119 Washington

The Start of Our Vegetable Garden – sowing our seeds and begin growing our plants; 3/25 at 4p: Go Fly a… exploring wind as an energy source and how it can be used for fun. Call for more info.

203.754.2531

For info, call Tony Murvin or Siobhan Coffey or visit www.shakesperience.org.

Vinnie’s Jump & Jive

347.6971 x3777

Classes available for kids ages 5-14 and toddler and pre-school. Call for info

Shakesperience Productions

Listings: March 2009

Listings: March 2009

Listings: March

Every Day thru May

6p

Ron Kuivila: The Weather, at Six - A Feet to the Fire event utilizing the carillon bells to create a sonic interpretation of weather data. (see “For What It’s Worth column for more info.) Bell Tower at South College, Wesleyan

Sun

1

Kids Arts 2009 Summer Registration Begins

Registration begins for Kids Arts 2009 Circus/Creative Arts Summer programs. Registration forms in Rec. Dept. Spring/Summer brochure, also available on- line at cityofmiddletown.com or call 343.6620.

10a

1p

3p

Mon

Antiques & Collectibles

Annual Antiques & Collectibles Show. For info, call Wendy Schmitt (203.421.5955) or Cindy Tentinger (860.663.2872). Xavier High School

Music

Annual Carnival Children’s Concert (2p) w/pre-concert craft activities & instrument petting zoo. Crowell Concert Hall (CCH), Wesleyan

International Women’s Day

UN International Women’s Day Celebration, Sponsored by the Greater Middletown branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Wasch Center, 51 Lawn Ave. 347-4887 or bmwa@aol.com

2

Lecture

6:15p Career Exploration: Finding Your Best Fit, Linda Kobylarz featured speaker. For info or to register, call 347.2520. Hubbard Room, Russell Library

Wed

12p

Thu

7p

7p

7p

Fri

4

Film

Screwball Comedy: A Film Discussion Series, this month’s film will be Nothing Sacred starring Fredric March and Carol Lombard. Bring a sandwich, beverages and desserts provided. For info, call 347.2520. Hubbard Room (HR), Russell Library

5

Lecture

French Women Don’t Sleep Alone: Pleasurable Secrets to Finding Love, Reading and book signing by Jamie Cat Callan, author. Green St. Arts Center (GSAC)

Theater

Everything So Far, presented by the Junior Repertory Company (also thru 3/6, 7, 13 & 14 @ 7:30p) Info/reservations, call 347.6143. Oddfellows Playhouse (OP) Bessie Coleman: First African-American Aviatrix, performance by Tammy Denease Richardson, actress & storyteller. For info, call 347.2520. HR, Russell Library

6

Music

7:30p Schumann & Beethoven, performed by Carolyn Halsted with Stacy Grimaldi, soprano. The Buttonwood Tree (TBT)

7p

Sat

DanceMasters Weekend

Showcase of New England Choreographers, a juried showcase of four innovative choreographers from New England. Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio, Wesleyan

7

Music

7:30p Alan Cohen Experience - mix of funk, folk & psychedelia, intricate harmonies & textured acoustics. TBT

8p

5p

1p

Sun

3p

Thu

12p

Fri

DanceMasters Weekend

Showcase Performance, Limón Dance Company, Battleworks Dance Company and more. Center for the Arts (CFA), Wesleyan

Reception

Middletown Public Schools Annual Art Exhibition opens today and runs through 3/15. Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan

Writing Session

From Start to Print: A Primer for New Writers with instructor Sari Rosenblatt. For ages 18+. Reg. req’d. GSAC

8

Reception

“Women…Art All in a Day’s Work” Come meet the artists. TBT

12

Creative Juice Monthly Meeting

Creative Spotlight: a showcase of member performing arts groups. For info, call 347.6924. Chamber of Commerce, 393 Main St.

13

Music

7:30p Paul Sachs, urban acoustic Folk Singer/Songwriter. TBT

Sat

14

Music

7:30p Rosy Nolan, country rock with a jagged edge and charismatic vocals. TBT 7:30p The Morgans, 5 traditional musicians performing Irish Music. Concert presented by The Greater Middletown Concert Association. For info/tickets, call 347.4887 or 346.3369. Middletown High School Performance Center, 200 LaRosa Lane (off of Newfield St.)

Sun

11a

15

Kids Arts 2009 Counselor Application Deadline

For info, call 343.6620

Music

Dave Downs, voice and guitar. For info, call Eloise 852.0001 Main St.

Brew Bakers, 169

Thu

19

Lecture

12p The American Sublime: Manifest Destiny & the Hudson River Valley School. w/artist Amy Ordonez. Bring a sandwich-beverages and desserts provided. For info, call 347.2520. HR, Russell Library 7p Knitting Out Loud: The Stories of Knitting w/Kathy Goldner. For info, call 347.2520. HR, Russell Library

Theater

7:30p The Torch-Bearers, presented by the Vintage Players (also on 3/21 @ 8p. & 3/22 @ 3p) For info and reservations, call 632.1067 or 346.1377. Performance in main auditorium of Congregation Adath Israel

Fri

20

FIRST DAY OF SPRING! Music

7:30p Songwriter Lara Herscovitch, CT State Troubadour. TBT

Sat

21

Music

7:30p Fran Curley, Jazz standards with keyboard, acoustic bass, drums, saxophone & flute. TBT

11a

Book Discussion

Sankofa: Learning from Hindsight , book signing and discussion by Mensimah Shabazz. TBT

Kick-Off Event for One Book, One Middletown

3p

Tue

Instant Circus performance by Oddfellows Playhouse in the former ION Market space at Main St. Market.

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One Book, One Middletown

5:30p Water for Elephants, by Sarah Gruen – book discussion theme is the Depression, as represented in the book, and how people lived through it. What does it tell us and how to respond to it? The Book Bower, (Main St. Market, lower level)

Theater

7p

The Life and Times of William Webb: An African-American Civil War Soldier. Perfomed by Kevin Johnson. For info, call 347.2520. HR, Russell Library

Wed 25

12:30p

One Book, One Middletown

Water for Elephants book discussion. MxCC

7p

5p

MCA Monthly Meeting

Commission regular meeting, Rm. 208 - Municipal Building, 245 deKoven Dr.

Reception

Senior Thesis Exhibitions opens today for works by Catherine Gavriel, Jeremy Fisher, Toshihiro Osaka and Cara Stewart. Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan

Thu

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Reception

5p Judith Joy Ross: Photographs gallery talk by Judith Joy Ross, with an introduction by Andrew Szegedy-Maszak, Professor of Classical Studies. Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

One Book, One Middletown

NoonThe Extraordinary Life of P.T. Barnum, a talk by Barnum Museum representative, Chapman Hall 2 nd fl. Multi-purpose room, presented by MILE at MxCC

Water for Elephants, by Sarah Gruen – book discussion led by Hedda Kopf. For info, call 347.2520. HR, Russell Library

7p

7p

8p

Fri

Theater

Inherit the Wind, presented by the Teen Repertory Company (also thru 3/27, 28, 4/3 & 4/4 @ 7:30p) Info/reservations, call Oddfellows Playhouse Have at You Now! – An Examination of Violent Encounters, a senior thesis production by Sean Chin. (also 3/27 @ 8p; 3/28 @ 2p & 8p) Patricelli ’92 Theater, Wesleyan

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Music

7:30p Brooke Campbell, acoustic, folk & folk rock. TBT

One Book, One Middletown

7p

Sat

7:30p Colin Haskins, Central Valley Poetry Series, with Kelly Green and more. TBT

Water for Elephants, by Sarah Gruen – book discussion. Javapalooza

28

Poetry

Sun

29

Theater

7:30p Free at Last Players present live skits. For more info, please call TBT

Mon 30

One Book, One Middletown

6p

Circus Food, food class led by Brian O’Rourke. Middletown Adult Ed.

Lecture

8:15p Resume Tune-up Clinic: Get Feedback on Your Resume. Featured speaker is Sue Troup. Bring a job description along with your resume and cover letter. Participants will work in groups to evaluate their resumes. For info/registration, call 347.2520. HR, Russell Library

For more information on the presenting organizations, refer to the outside page for addresses, phone nos., & hrs. of operation.