Friday, April 5 2013

Format: 2015/02/28

Friday, April 5 2013

Mt. Washington Century Ride Registration OPEN

The Mt. Washington Century ride is fast becoming known as New England’s Most Challenging Centurytm.  We have mountain passes that thrill the eye and challenge the soul. For those wanting to ‘test their personal best’, the Mt. Washington Century Ride is it!   Prizes, support vehicles, aid stations, on site theraputic sports masage.  No landscape rivals the natural beauty of Mt. Washington and the Presidential Range, and a Century Ride through three notches and around the base of New England’s tallest mountain is without equal. The 100-mile route supports the Tin Mountain Conservation Center  and it’s great work promoting an appreciation for the natural world while instilling the bedrock principles of sound stewardship and sustainable lifestyles.   Abbreviated 40- and 80-mile routes provide wonderful rides for those wanting a little less than a Century.


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,


Stellar Scholars Star Search: Connecticut’s Best Young Sci-Fi Writers

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.




In Ephemerals, Wolfe explores the momentary nature of photography through relationships among objects, structures, place, opportunity and atmosphere, frequently discovering poetry.


Comedian Paula Poundstone from NPR's "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me" April 5th

It’s impossible to attend a Paula Poundstone performance without marveling at her ability to interact spontaneously with audience members in conversations bound to garner, riotous laughter. Armed with nothing but a stool, a microphone and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula’s ability to create humor on the spot has become the stuff of legends. People leave Paula’s shows debating whether the random people she talked to were “plants” – which, of course they never are, and complaining that their cheeks hurt from laughter. 


"King & Queen of Hearts" Spring Benefit Dance

The Friends of the Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center’s eleventh annual spring dance fundraiser, “King & Queen of Hearts,” will feature live music performed by the popular Connecticut-based band, The Players Club. This high-energy band will play all the best pop and rock hits to keep everyone dancing. See their website at for more information. The Friends will provide light refreshments, non-alcoholic beverages, and drink set-ups for those who bring alcoholic beverages. Back again this year is our popular tea cup auction. Proceeds from the dance will benefit the Friends.

For advance sales, to reserve a table for your group, to volunteer for the event, or for more information, contact the Nature Center at 860-529-3075 or [email protected].



Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert

Senior choreographers present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.

Performances begin at 8pm.


Senior Thesis: "Super Frog Saves Tokyo"

For her senior thesis production, Tessa Young '13 has transformed Haruki Murakami's short story “Super Frog Saves Tokyo” into a Balinese shadow puppetry tale. Watch Frog prevent Tokyo's destruction through enlisting the help of a lowly collections officer, Katagiri. These performances are in partial fulfillment of Ms. Young's Honors Thesis in Theater.

Performance begins at 9pm.


Studio Showing - Moncell Durden

Philadelphia-based choreographer, dancer, educator and dance historian Moncell Durden has performed with members of the Lockers, the Electric Boogaloos and Rennie Harris Puremovement, and is the President and Founder of Dance Educators of Funk and Hip Hop.

Time: 1:30 - 2:30 pm.


"Time Stands Still" Concert I

The first of two “Time Stands Still” concerts will feature the U.S. premiere of the London-based choral group Vocal Constructivists, directed by Wesleyan Associate Professor of Music Jane Alden, alongside Wesleyan students in the Toneburst Laptop & Electronic Arts Ensemble and students from “Visual Sounds: Graphic Notation in Theory and Practice.” The ensembles will perform works by Mark Applebaum, John Spencer Camp Professor of Music at Wesleyan Anthony Braxton, Cornelius Cardew, and Pauline Oliveros, and the U.S. premieres of both “A City of No Allusions” (2012) by Wesleyan University Professor of Music Ronald Kuivila, and “in words of one syllable” (2012) by Wesleyan Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen.


Notation is a rich, mutable, and complex area of musical practice, in which composition, theorization, writing, and performance overlap and converge. The “Time Stands Still” festival-conference brings together musicologists, performers, composers, and theorists to consider the nature of notation in the early 21st century. “Time Stands Still” combines talks, workshops, discussions, and performances. Paper sessions and roundtable discussions will be held on both days, all open to the general public.


“Time Stands Still” is part of “Music & Public Life,” a year-long campus and community-wide exploration, celebrating and studying the sounds, words, and spirit of music at the local, national, and transnational levels through concerts, workshops, gatherings, and courses, all designed to cross disciplines.

Concert begins at 8pm.


Senior Recital - James Rosenberg

A senior music recital—“So Far”—by James Rosenberg.

Performance begins at 9pm.


The Biennial Mr. North Haven Pageant Charity Event

 Join North Haven High School in The Biennial Mr. North Haven Charity Event. It is sure to be an entertaining evening!

Brought to you by NHHS Student Council and National Honor Society

Questions? Contact North Haven High School 


Into the Woods

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
 Book by James Lapine

Suggested Viewing Age: 13+ 
The Brothers Grimm hit Broadway with an epic fairytale where worlds collide. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and brings them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic.The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
            Wednesday, April 3 at 8 p.m.

            Thursday, April 4 at 8 p.m.

            Friday, April 5 at 8 p.m.

            Saturday, April 6 at 2 p.m. (*with talkback following performance)

            Saturday, April 6 at 8 p.m.

            Sunday, April 7 at 2 p.m. 
 Tickets are available online at
            Also available at the door
            $5 Students, $10 Faculty/Staff/Senior, $15 General
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Autism Friendly Day


Mystic aquarium is partnering with Autism Speaks and Sensations Charitable Foundation, Inc. to host an Autism Friendly Day on Saturday, April 6. We are welcoming families affected by autism spectrum disorders by offering autism-friendly amenities from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Visit to learn more and to print a flyer that offers one free child general admission with one paid adult general admission (must be affected by autism to qualify for discount).

April Exhibit at the Geary Gallery in Darien, CT

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.


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.