Sunday, April 7 2013

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Sunday, April 7 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,


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.


Senior Recital - Julia Mark

A senior music recital—“Time & Place: A Collection of Original Songs”—by Julia Mark.

Performance begins at 3pm.


Senior Recital - Jeremy Webber

A senior music recital—“Repetition & Stasis”—by Jeremy Webber. Performance begins at 4pm.


Artist Corner - Vera Longtoe Sheehan - Meet the Artist

Meet Vera Longtoe Sheehan, Elnu Abenaki, fiber artist at an artist's reception on Sunday, April 7th from 1 - 3 p.m.


"A NIGHT ON BROADWAY" A SILENT AUCTION AND CABARET presented by the East Hartford Summer Youth Festival

The East Hartford Summer Youth Festival presents “A NIGHT ON BROADWAY” , Silent Auction and Cabaret on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial Clubhouse, 100 Sunset Ridge Drive, East Hartford, Ct. This is an annual event and the major fundraiser for the group.

Come and enjoy a collection of the greatest Broadway  tunes from times gone by thru today performed by members of EHSYF.  Our talented singers will be performing for you and are in rehearsal for this musical evening with anticipation. They are looking forward to sharing with you a night of Broadway favorites. Enjoy a night of show tunes you listened to growing up, or when you were romancing that special person. Come spend an evening reminiscing  of days gone by on Broadway. 

There will be a Silent Auction featuring many items such as assorted gift baskets, gift cards, jewelry, etc. So bring your checkbook. Come and enjoy tasty refreshments, so bring your appetite!

Tickets for the Silent Auction and Cabaret are $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door. To reserve tickets on line visit us at

Please come and support our organization so we may have the needed funding  to give talented actors, dancers and singers the opportunity to perform in our production this summer where “Everyone is a Star.”


Booksigning: Nicholas Benson translator of The Arsonist by Aldo Palazzeschi

The Arsonist

Nicholas Benson will sign copies of his translation of The Arsonist by Aldo Palazzeschi on Sunday, April 7th @ 2:00 pm.

The volume is comprised of twenty-two dramatic, parodic narrative allegories of contemporary bourgeois life, which the poet depicts as timid, shallow, selfish, and squalid. This vision is rendered in colloquial free verse that places the reader, hypocrite lecteur, alongside the bourgeois poet become exemplary gadabout, boulevardier, and armchair provocateur--master of ceremonies at a carnival show.
Benson writes that “Palazzeschi was an equal-opportunity critic, and the poems of The Arsonist, dialogic and marked by multiple personae, are the works of a theater director whose stage lights reveal both the cracked old foundation and the flimsy new sets. With their irreverence, biting parody, and blithe nonsense, the poems make a mockery of organized social intention.”

Flip It, Fold It, Flag It, Roll It

 Tina Re, of Southern Connecticut State University presents the best from the Artists’  Hand Made Book collection of the Buley Library.


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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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.