Tuesday, January 8 2013

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Tuesday, January 8 2013

Swing Dancing at Sidebar

Join us on Tuesday nights for free swing lessons & dancing at Sidebar!
7:30 - 8 pm Beginner Lesson
8 - 10:30pm Dancing
$3 suggested donation

No partner or experience necessary! For more info or to sign up for our weekly updates on where to dance in CT, contact us at [email protected] 

Hartford Underground is a non-profit organization which promotes vintage swing dancing and has been preserving lindy hop, charleston, balboa, & blues in Hartford since 2007. Check out our website, www.hartfordunderground.com, for additional info.


National Alliance On Mental Illness Child And Adolescent Network Parent Support Group

A support group for parents or primary caregivers of children with behavioral, emotional and/or mental health issues.


Syntax Showtime: Art at Center Stage

This mixed media exhibition will be held at the Center Stage, Shelton, from November 30 through January 12, 2013.  It opens with a reception on Friday, November 30, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the first performance of, “A Christmas Carol: The Musical.”  Admission to the reception and exhibition is free.

Open during Box Office hours: Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Closed Sunday and Monday



Tips for Making a Career Change

Come to a brief information session to learn about the career counseling services and other services available at the Center. In this one-hour session, a professional career counselor will provide tips about steps to take to decide what job you want to pursue next.  She’ll also discuss resources you can use to help you clarify what job you want to seek. Call 860-768-5619 to register. Walk-ins are welcome!


Little Coyote's Story Hour


Every Tuesday starting January 8th through February 12th from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.   
introduce your Pre-school age children to the wonders and joy of traditional Native American stories!   
Why does Bear have a short tail? Who is Gluskabi and from where did his superpowers come?  
And why is Coyote known as a "trickster?"  Join IAIS educators each Tuesday morning from
January 8 through February 12 in our  beautifully replicated 16th century indoor Sachem's house.  
Why not come each week for relaxed fun with new friends?




A Conversation with Ed Asner

Stratford Center for the Arts and the Stratford Arts Commission present "A Conversation with Ed Asner", on January 8, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for General Admission / $50 for VIP Seats + 6pm Reception.  Tickets are available for purchase at Devan News & Variety in Stratford Center and Hannah’s Kitchen in Paradise Green, or call for reservations at (203) 572-8177.  Ed Asner, one of the most respected actors of his generation will talk about his life and career with Joe Meyers, arts and entertainment feature writer and blogger for The Connecticut Post and Hearst Media News Group.


January Exhibit at the Geary Gallery in Darien, CT

Through January, the Geary Gallery of Darien proudly presents “By Land and By Sea,” featuring the stunning landscapes and seascapes of Fairfield painter, Karl Soderlund. Also featured this month, “Essence of a Painting,” the work of the late New York artist, Michael Lowenbein (1935-2009). 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


Register now for DAC Winter/Spring Classes

 Have you resolved to get in shape for the New Year? Learn a new instrument or skill? Perfect a creative technique? Let the Darien Arts Center help. Nestled behind town hall, the DAC teaches more than you might think, with classes available for all ages and skill levels in Theatre, Art, Dance and Music.

Dance offerings help class members keep in shape from challenging Pilates to elegant ballet and balance the physical and mental in Martial Arts for the whole family. Many classes still have openings for dancers of all ages. A new class called “Just Beginnings” welcomes those who were too young in the fall and turn 3 by January 1st.

Following the success of new group classes for Birth through Pre-K, the Music department is happy to announce group guitar and ukulele lessons and a new Preschool drop-off class. A new performance group, the DAC Children’s Chorus is seeking young vocalists aged 9-13. Registration is ongoing for one-on-one lessons for voice, piano, guitar and more.

Theatre classes create confidence that carries over into all aspects of a child’s life, as well as giving them an outlet for creativity outside of school. Each class culminates in a performance for friends and family. The newest offering, Think on your Feet: Intro to Improv, helps children apply quick thinking and adaptive decision making to the world of acting. These classes begin in mid-February, but early registration is recommended: classes can fill up!

Attend a visual arts class or workshop and unleash your creative spirit in a relaxing way. Whatever your medium of choice is, or whatever you’d like to explore, the DAC offers something for everyone. Both children and adults can make a semester long commitment to learn, or take one of our special workshops.

Information regarding all programs may be accessed on the DAC’s website at arts.darien.org, or by calling the office at 203-655-8683.