Wednesday, April 24 2013
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
High school and college students are challenged to write a 500-word short story about the painting of the iconic Avanti sports car "THE WHISPER AND THE ROAR" by Don Wieland. Champion wins $500 and has the story posted on Stellar Scholars e-magazine Cum Laude, The Scholarly Evening Post.
Wednesday, April 24th at 6:30pm, Emmy award-winning filmmaker Harvey Hubbell will discuss the making of Dislecksia: The Movie and host a panel at the Warner Theatre’s Nancy Marine Studio Theatre in Torrington, CT. The event is part of UConn Torrington Litchfield County Writers Project’s spring series, and is free and open to the public.
Dislecksia: The Movie is a comic documentary on the often misunderstood subject of dyslexia. Its mission is to create public awareness by demonstrating what dyslexia is – not a sign of stupidity as so many believe, but a need to learn in a different way. It helps parents, educators, and communities to learn how to identify those at risk for dyslexia, understand the vast impact when dyslexia goes untreated, and help dyslexics themselves recognize that they have the potential to learn successfully, but that they have to learn in a different way.
Harvey Hubbell uses his own experience of dyslexia to explain his reasons for making the film: “Growing up, I had a spring in my step and not a care in the world. Then I went to school. In 1966, when I was six years old, I remember my teachers having a meeting about me, and saying, ‘He can barely write his first name.’ In 2003, my crew and I decided it was time to make a film about dyslexia and show how things had changed since I was in grade school. Since nearly one in seven students has a form of dyslexia, teachers must have new ways of teaching, and the world must be a better place…right?”
Hubbell wants his film to revolutionize learning: “Almost everyone in America has a dyslexic in their family, has friends and colleagues who are dyslexic, or is dyslexic themselves. I hope that after seeing this movie, every one of them will say, ‘Now I know why Tommy can’t read – and I know what to do about it.’”
Come join us for a fun-filled 6 weeks of immersive basic occupational Spanish, where you'll learn grammar, conversation, and videos about the cultures of Latin America and Spain! The classes are taught by native Spanish instructors and are fully immersive. If you work with Spanish speaking people or are interested in learning basic Spanish, this is the language program for you! The classes are held every Wednesday, from April 10 to May 15, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and is conveniently located on the New Haven Green at 900 Chapel Street, 10th Floor. The last class will be held in a Latin restaurant where you'll be able to practice your Spanish! All materials are included in the price.
To register, please go to: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=xz6dmvjab&oeidk=a07e75mezmo6a79889b or email us at: [email protected].
Reception on Wednesday, April 10th, 5:00-7:00 pm
The Volunteer Center of United Way of Western Connecticut will be hosting An Evening of Heartfelt Thanks with its 19th annual Heart of Gold Award Dinner on April 24, 2013 from 6pm – 9pm. This year’s Heart of Gold Award is honoring Brian G. Grissler, President and CEO, and Stamford Hospital in recognition of their commitment to volunteerism. The evening will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dining, and a silent auction. Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting 203-348-7714.
Through April, the Geary Gallery of Darien proudly presents “Use of Shadow and Light,” featuring the still lifes and nature scenes of Bronx fine artist, John Folchi. This show runs April 3 - 27. 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
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.
The Eastern Connecticut Symphony concert series begins the New Year on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 8 PM at the