Thursday, October 17 2013

Format: 2015/03/01

Thursday, October 17 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,


Meditation Series in Trumbull

Meditation series with Lenore Pranzo, guided imagery therapist. Learn to meditate through guided imagery, a skill which can be drawn upon whenever you need to relieve your stress and anxiety. Class is held at Fairfield County Integrative Family Medicine and Healing Therapies, Trumbull, CT. For more information call (203) 445-9060 or visit

Thursdays at 12 p.m.
$15 per class or 10-class card for $100. Registration required. 
Fairfield County Integrative Family Medicine and Healing Therapies
2 Corporate Drive, Suite 110
Trumbull, CT  06611

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.


Hartford New Music Festival 1913/2013

Featured Concert: DeConstruction
This concert will feature combined performances
by The Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra
and The Generous Ensemble in the first world
premiere of Michael Schelle’s, Passing Through
the Bright Lights of Hell, accompanied by a world
premiere written by Dan Morel for The Generous
Ensemble and a ground-breaking solo flute piece by
Debussy performed by Mary Matthews.

7:30 p.m.


The Most Happy Fella

Abbondanza! From the composer of Guys and Dolls comes a vibrant musical that blossoms in the vineyards of Napa Valley. Your heart will be warmed by this May-December romance when a city bride is wooed by an aging Italian grape farmer who nearly botches everything until his true goodness shines through. With a gorgeous score and spirited dancing, it’s a simple and touching love story that makes for an extraordinary night of theatre. Favorite songs include “Standing on the Corner” and “Somebody, Somewhere.” Don’t miss it!

Show Times

Wednesday/Thursday 2 & 7:30pm, Friday 8pm, Saturday 3 & 8pm, Sunday 2 & 6:30pm

(Sun evening ends 10/20, Thurs mat starts 10/24)

 Thanksgiving Week Special Times:

Monday 11/25: 2 & 7:30pm

No shows Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Friday 11/29: 2 & 8pm

Saturday 11/30: 3 & 8pm

Sunday 12/01: 2 & 6:30pm



Author Talk - ULYSSES S. GRANT: The Unlikely Hero with Michael Korda

Ridgefield Library, Keeler Tavern Museum and Books on the Common are very honored to welcome Michael Korda to discuss his biography of Ulysses S. Grant, which has just been republished. The program takes place at the Keeler Tavern Museum at 7 p.m.

MICHAEL KORDA was the Editor in Chief of Simon and Schuster and is the author, among many other books, of Ike, Hero, With Wings like Eagles, and Charmed Lives. He lives in Pleasant Valley, NY.

Book Description - In a new illustrated and oversized edition of the acclaimed biography of Ulysses S. Grant - a man who managed to end the Civil War on a note of grace, serve two terms as president, write one of the most successful military memoirs in American literature, and is today remembered as a brilliant general but a failed president, Michael Korda, former Editor in Chief of Simon and Schuster and author of more than 20 books, offers readers an in-depth look at the uniquely accomplished life of our 18th President.
Ulysses S. Grant was the first officer since George Washington to become a four-star general in the United States Army, and the only president between Andrew Jackson and Woodrow Wilson to serve eight consecutive years in the White House. In this succinct and vivid biography ULYSSES S. GRANT: The Unlikely Hero (on-sale October 15; Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins), Michael Korda considers Grant’s character and reconciles the conflicting evaluations of his leadership abilities.

Please register.


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.


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.


Films by Liz Magic Laser ’03

                                                  A screening of three short films—


“Distressed” (2009), “Mine” (2009), and “Flight” (2011)—by Liz Magic Laser ’03.


“Sonic Introductions”—Graduate Student Composers at Wesleyan

An evening of works and performances by Wesleyan graduate student composers.  



Friends of the Davison Art Center Online Auction

 Friends of the Davison Art Center Online Auction.


Racing the Seas with Trumbull resident, Jay Kiley, at the Trumbull Library

Jay Kiley shares stories and experiences racing super yachts; sail boats that are over 80 feet in length.

He has raced in half the states in the USA, many different countries in the Caribbean and Mediterranean, Captained the University of Notre Dame Sailing Team, and won many different regattas at all levels.

Along with his brother, Colin, The Kiley Brothers, as they are known throughout the industry, started a Super Yacht Rigging company in 2000, servicing many of the largest sailing yachts in the world with masts up to 291 feet tall.

Registration requested at 203-452-5197 or on-line at


Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil

 This event is a Candlelight Vigil and reception dedicated to the survivors of domestic violence.


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:  For further information, visit the ECSO website at: or friend us on Face Book.