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Feb
26
Sun
Paczkina na Karnawal Event @ SS Cyril and Methodius Church
Feb 26 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Polish Cultural Club of Greater Hartford, Inc.
Invites you to come and enjoy these traditional pre-Lenten treats
before or after Mass in the Lower Hall of SS. Cyril and Methodius Church
63 Popieluszko Court (between Wyllys Street and Charter Oak Avenue)
Hartford, Connecticut
Pączki na Karnawał !!!
Pączki for Mardi Gras
The last Thursday before the beginning of Lent, Tłusty Czwartek (Fat Thursday), is
the time to eat Pączki (jelly doughnuts). There will be a display and sale of Polish
Easter items, including pisanki (painted Easter eggs), wooden butter molds,
ceramic lambs, together with more surprises!
For further information, call (860) 659-0356.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

CT Flower and Garden Show @ Ct Convention Center
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The colorful, fragant show covers almost three acre with the 2017 theme, “Woodland Enchantment, ” with creative and practical ideas for house, aprtment and condo dwellers alike.
Highlight include:
– Over an acre of gardens in full bloom, created by professional landscape designers and nonprofit organizations, and include naturalistic, low maintenance, native, organic, herb and pollinator gardents.
– The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut’s 2017 Advance Standard Flower Show: more than 12,000 square feet of a design, horticulture and photography competition with more than 250 judged entries, all with the “Woodland Enchantment” theme.
– Over 300 booths of displays, activities, and shopping.
– More than 80 hours of seminars.

Hearts and Flowers @ The Hill-Stead Museum
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Antique valentines and postcards from 1900 to 1916 will be on display in the Orientation Gallery.

Lyme Art Association’s 25th Annual Associate Artist Show and Sale @ Lyme Art Association
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On view and for sale will be landscape, portrait and still life paintings, as well as sculpture by associate artist members.

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan @ The Wadsworth Atheneum
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan is the long-awaited celebration of Japanese art at the Wadsworth Atheneum. With more than 50 paintings, prints, textiles, porcelain, and armaments taken from the Atheneum’s 1,000-object collection of Japanese art, the exhibition fully explores for the first time the depths of the museum’s holdings in this area.

Bridal Show @ The Wadsworth Mansion
Feb 26 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

This event is designed to be specifically against incresing stress levels, easing the wedding vendor selection process. In other words, it’s fun. This show features an intimate, curated list of the Mansion’s favorite vendors, representing a multitude of services. Win a $500 discount off of a new Wadsworth Mansion wedding rental.

The Eagle Flyer @ The Valley Railroad
Feb 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

The Eagle Flyer is a unique 2-1/2 hour eco-excursion in the Connecticut River Valley. Trees stripped of their foliage afford clear views of the surrounding forest and the Connecticut River; wildlife can be observed from the cozy confines of heated vintage rail cars. Master Wildlife Conservationists from CT’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will be on board to share their knowledge of the wildlife that calls the Connecticut River Valley home.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Feb 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

“Our Strength is Our People” The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine @ Bruyette Auditorium University of St. Joseph
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Lewis Wickes Hine, a sociologist and pioneer in the field of documentary photography, aimed to portray a progressive and empathetic view of immigrants in America, contradicting views of them as criminals, carriers of disease, and contaminants of America’s Anglo-Saxon identity. In his funding proposal to the Guggenheim Foundation for the project he titled “Our Strength is Our People,” Hines states, “This project should give us light on the kinds of strength we have to build upon as a nation. Much emphasis is being put upon the dangers inherent in our alien groups, our unassimilated or even partly Americanized citizens – criticism based upon insufficient knowledge. A corrective for this would be better facilities for seeing, and so understanding, what the facts are.”

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

Bob Frishman Discusses Old Clocks @ Henry Carter Hull Library
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Clinton Historical Society presents the first lecture in the Victor & Lynnabeth Mays Lecture Series here at the Henry Carter Hull Library on Sunday, February 26 at 2pm! Bob Frishman has repaired, restored, collected, sold and researched antique clocks since 1980. His business, Bell-Time Clocks is located in Andover, MA. He lectures regularly about the history, science and culture of mechanical timekeeping and has authored many articles. Should anyone have a desire for information about old clocks or watches they possess, they are encouraged to bring them.

Matilda Browne: The Quiet Rebel with Guest Curator Susan Larkin @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Susan Larkin, Guest Curator for the exhibition, Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden, on view February 10 through May 28, 2017.

In a career spanning five decades, Matilda Browne challenged the stereotypes about women artists. She made cattle painting her specialty, invading a traditionally male domain. Yet she also dared to favor floral subjects, often dismissed as the province of schoolgirls and genteel ladies. Guest curator Larkin will explore Browne’s career, revealing unexpected aspects of her work. Catalogues of the exhibition will be available for purchase.

The Eagle Flyer @ Valley Railroad
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Eagle Flyer is a unique 2-1/2 hour eco-excursion in the Connecticut River Valley. Trees stripped of their foliage afford clear views of the surrounding forest and the Connecticut River; wildlife can be observed from the cozy confines of heated vintage rail cars. Master Wildlife Conservationists from CT’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will be on board to share their knowledge of the wildlife that calls the Connecticut River Valley home.

The Stone House is Open for Tours! @ The Stone House
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Stone House in Deep River (which was known as Saybrook until 1947) was built in 1840 by Deacon Ezra Southworth for he and his new wife, Eunice Post Southworth. The house was built using stone quarried on the property. The original flat tin roof was later replaced by a gabled roof. A rear addition was constructed in 1881, just before the marriage of the Southworth’s son, Ezra Job Birney Southworth, to Fanny Shortland of Chester. The wraparound porch was added to the house in 1898. Deacon Ezra’s granddaughter, Ada Southworth Munson, who died in 1946, bequeathed the property to the Deep River Historical Society. It is now a house museum open to the public. On the property, there is also a late nineteenth century barn (now called the carriage house) and a section from an old bleach house, owned by Pratt, Read & Co., which was used for whitening ivory. At one time, Pratt Read in Deep River and Comstock, Cheney & Co. in Ivoryton, dominated the ivory products manufacturing industry in the U.S.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Kalevala Day @ First Congregational Church
Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come experience a musical interpretation of the epic narrative of the Finnish People known as the Kalevala. An ancient oral tradition that was compiled by Elias Lonnrot in the 1800s, the Kalevala is a collection of poetry, songs and folk tales that played an important role in forming Finnish National Identity. This important work of literature tells of the mythical creation and the world, plants, and animals. The Kalevala has gone on to inspire musicians, writers, and artists to create works based on the characters and stories.

Join us to celebrate Kalevala Day here at the First Congregational Church in Portland with our own Kasha Breau as she sings songs and tells stories about the myth and magic of these epic tales of Finland on the kantele (Finnish zither) and harp. Kasha will also have her friends from the Wild Notes, Mickey Koth, fiddle, and John Kalinowski, accordion and concertina, as well as her husband Bob playing music from Finland.

The Sommers Rosenthal Family Band in Concert @ The Brookfield Library
Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Sommers Rosenthal Family Band is one of the most exciting and diversely talented family bands on the scene today. Led by patriarch, Phil Rosenthal (former lead singer of The Seldom Scene), the group plays an eclectic mix of folk, bluegrass, and jazz stylings, featuring close vocal trios and adventurous instrumental solos. Lead vocals are split between bluegrass stalwart, Phil, and daughter, Naomi Sommers, a highly regarded singer-songwriter in her own right. Son, Daniel Rosenthal, serves as the group’s wildcard, by adding virtuosic yet understated bluegrass trumpet solos, as well as harmony vocals, bass and other stringed instrument accompaniment. Phil’s wife, Beth Sommers, adds beautiful harmony vocals to the mix as well, completing the family band.

The Swing Legacy- The Greater Middletown Concert Association @ Middletown High School
Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Swing Legacy’s seven acclaimedjazz musicians, sixinstrumentalistsandavocalist,provide
theauthentic style,eleganceandexcitementofabigband.Through theiroriginalarrangements
of traditionalbigbandswing music theyproducea“bigbandsound”that makes thegroup’s
soundlarger than its size!TheSwingLegacy’s music isboth greatdance musicandinteresting
concert jazz,andit functionsprofessionallyasaconcert jazzensembleandadanceband. Its
membersareknown for their impeccable musicianshipandpowerful swingingbeat.
A Boston-basedgroup,organizedin 1991by HenryFrancis,TheSwingLegacyplays throughout New England…andbeyond.TheirCD’s have
received manycomplimentaryreviews,andtwosongs havebeen usedin nationalTV spotsand networkTV shows.Theyconsistof Boston’s
finestand mostexperiencedbigbandswingjazz musicians.
Cognizantof Middletown’s talented musicians’contributions totheswingera, theguestperformersarelookingforwardtoa nostalgic
afternoon of swing.“ An experiencein jazz forallages!”

The Carleans and the Wyrd Brothers @ Cafe Nine
Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The CarLeans are a musical collaboration between Connecticut based musicians Jim Carpenter (guitar, vocals), Sarah MacLean (guitar, vocals) and Corina Malbaurn (bass, vocals). The blending of their diverse musical backgrounds creates a captivating musical experience.

Steeped in passion for story telling and navigating the human experience, their original songs are raw and powerful – paired with a delivery and live performance that’s honest and marked by well-placed musicianship and vocal presence. There’s a versatile sound that comes from the three piece rooted in Americana/folk music, but extends through Country/Pop/Blues/Cajun.
THE WYRD BROTHERS

Brian & Peter Wyrd played in various bands together starting out in 1967 as a Byrds cover band in Jr High school. They spent their youth playing music in the family barn or down in the basement breathing in concrete dust.
After 30 years Brian received an email from Peter with the first round of lyrics to “Racing to the Bottom”. Brian sent back a guitar part and the idea of a reunion was born.

Fascinating Chester History! @ Chester Meeting House
Feb 26 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Save the date to learn some fascinating Chester history! Sunday, February 26, the Chester Historical Society will host a program by Tom Marshall about the inkwells and inkstands made by Chester’s Silliman Company in the 19th century. Tom grew up in Chester on High Street and has been collecting Silliman products for decades. (As a matter of fact, his collection won a blue ribbon at last year’s Chester Fair.) The program will be at 4:30 p.m. in the Meeting House in Chester and is free. More details to come!

Oscar Party 2017 @ The Kate
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for the Kate’s annual red-carpet event that honors our 12-time Oscar Nominated, 4-time-winning namesake and makes for a great party and fundraiser. Walk the red carpet. Pose for a photo or two. Hold a real Oscar. Watch the Oscars live on the Kate’s gigantic screen as you indulge in delicious appetizers, treats, and beverages. Come and celebrate like a star!

Feb
27
Mon
Hearts and Flowers @ The Hill-Stead Museum
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Antique valentines and postcards from 1900 to 1916 will be on display in the Orientation Gallery.

Skate with a Roller Girl! @ Waterbury Rollermagic
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Feb
28
Tue
Adults Only Coloring Program @ Henry Carter Hull Library
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Held for adults only in the small conference. Colored pencils and pictures provided. Bring coffee, snacks, lunch. Join us for some relaxing fun.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

“Our Strength is Our People” The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine @ Bruyette Atheneum at the University of St. Joseph
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Lewis Wickes Hine, a sociologist and pioneer in the field of documentary photography, aimed to portray a progressive and empathetic view of immigrants in America, contradicting views of them as criminals, carriers of disease, and contaminants of America’s Anglo-Saxon identity. In his funding proposal to the Guggenheim Foundation for the project he titled “Our Strength is Our People,” Hines states, “This project should give us light on the kinds of strength we have to build upon as a nation. Much emphasis is being put upon the dangers inherent in our alien groups, our unassimilated or even partly Americanized citizens – criticism based upon insufficient knowledge. A corrective for this would be better facilities for seeing, and so understanding, what the facts are.”

Bridging the Arts Winter Film Series @ The Kate
Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Curated film series co-sponsored by Lyme Academy College of the Arts and The Kate. The film series features art films produced by the highly regarded Checkerboard Film Foundation, Inc., which document iconic artists who are making unique and important contributions to American arts.

Ivoryton All Saints Episcopal Church Pancake Supper to benefit IRIS @ Deep River Congregational Church
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Because of the extraordinary challenges faced by refugees in the present climate, All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Ivoryton plans to dedicate the proceeds of its annual pancake supper, to be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, to the Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services of Connecticut (IRIS). This event is open to the general public and will take place at the Deep River Congregational Church, at 1 Church Street, Deep River, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Ashley Makar, the Director of Community Co-Sponsorship at IRIS and a graduate of Yale Divinity School, will speak about the organization’s work and the plight of refugees, from 6:00-6:30 p.m. followed by a pancake supper from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 and can be obtained from area churches, Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, at the door and online.

Alice’s Ordinary People – Film Screening @ Russell Library
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Alice's Ordinary People - Film Screening @ Russell Library | Middletown | Connecticut | United States

Middletown’s NAACP will present this film which profiles Alice Tregay, an unsung heroine of the civil rights movement in Chicago. Alice’s life story reads like a history of the movement. In 1966, Dr. King came to Chicago. Alice and her husband James Tregay, marched with him, often at great personal risk. It was at this time that Dr. King joined the Reverend Jesse Jackson, and the Reverend James Bevel to form Operation Breadbasket. Breadbasket fought racism on many fronts, but its main task was jobs for African Americans, particularly from those businesses draw-ing profits from the African American community. Under the leadership of Reverend Jackson, the months that Alice and her ‘ordinary people” spent picketing led to real change. But it was through her Political Education class, that Alice’s had her most significant impact.
Grady Faulkner will lead a discussion after the film.

A Conversation with Emily Mann @ Wesleyan University Memorial Chapel
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Known for her politically edgy and documentary style, director and playwright Emily Mann is currently in her 27th season as Artistic Director and Resident Playwright of the Tony Award-winning McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, New Jersey. Join Quiara Alegría Hudes, Wesleyan’s Shapiro Distinguished Professor of Writing and Theater, for a conversation with Ms. Mann, recipient of a Princeton University Honorary Doctorate of Arts; a 2015 Helen Merrill Distinguished Playwrights’ Award; and a 2015 Margo Jones Award, given to a “citizen of the theater who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to the encouragement of the living theater everywhere.”

Women’s Writers Group @ Women and Family Life Center
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Come be in a safe and welcoming environment and either continue your writing project or see how it feels to put your thoughts on paper!

Mar
1
Wed
Hearts and Flowers @ The Hill-Stead Museum
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Antique valentines and postcards from 1900 to 1916 will be on display in the Orientation Gallery.

Lyme Art Association’s 25th Annual Associate Artist Show and Sale @ Lyme Art Association
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On view and for sale will be landscape, portrait and still life paintings, as well as sculpture by associate artist members.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

“Our Strength is Our People” The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine @ Bruyette Atheneum at the University of St. Joseph
Mar 1 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Lewis Wickes Hine, a sociologist and pioneer in the field of documentary photography, aimed to portray a progressive and empathetic view of immigrants in America, contradicting views of them as criminals, carriers of disease, and contaminants of America’s Anglo-Saxon identity. In his funding proposal to the Guggenheim Foundation for the project he titled “Our Strength is Our People,” Hines states, “This project should give us light on the kinds of strength we have to build upon as a nation. Much emphasis is being put upon the dangers inherent in our alien groups, our unassimilated or even partly Americanized citizens – criticism based upon insufficient knowledge. A corrective for this would be better facilities for seeing, and so understanding, what the facts are.”

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan @ Wadsworth Atheneum
Mar 1 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan is the long-awaited celebration of Japanese art at the Wadsworth Atheneum. With more than 50 paintings, prints, textiles, porcelain, and armaments taken from the Atheneum’s 1,000-object collection of Japanese art, the exhibition fully explores for the first time the depths of the museum’s holdings in this area.

Meditation in the World @ Guest House Retreat and Conference Center
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Join us as we build commmunity, in our community. All are welcome. New to meditation? All are welcome.

Raising Digital Natives with Character @ Conard High School
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A Digital Native is a person who was raised in a technologically advanced, media-saturated world. And as a result, the way they process information, form social relationships, and make decisions differs dramatically from those of us who were raised in previous generations — in the absence of modern technological innovation.

Although digital natives vary in age, the term is usually applied to people who were born after 1980. That’s when cell phones, video games, cable television, and personal computers started to become accessible to the average American family. These technologies have rapidly changed over time. And new innovations such as social networking sites have emerged, adding an additional layer of complexity to the lives of digital natives.

So what’s the problem? Our kids are growing up in the constantly evolving information age and there is still so much we as parents and educators are still figuring out. Their job is to venture into it with excitement and abandon and our job is to keep them safe, but also to raise them to be independent adults with character who can fend for themselves.

As with any generation, we are faced with new challenges we didn’t experience in our own growing up, and our children are quick to learn and act.

Join us Wednesday March 1st to join in the conversation about how to embrace and live in the digital age with hope rather than fear.

Mar
2
Thu
CT Arts Day @ The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 2 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

CONNECTICUT ARTS DAY – a day to celebrate and to learn about the successes and aspirations of the arts and cultural sector in Connecticut.

Hearts and Flowers @ The Hill-Stead Museum
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Antique valentines and postcards from 1900 to 1916 will be on display in the Orientation Gallery.

Lyme Art Association’s 25th Annual Associate Artist Show and Sale @ Lyme Art Association
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On view and for sale will be landscape, portrait and still life paintings, as well as sculpture by associate artist members.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

“Our Strength is Our People” The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine @ Bruyette Atheneum at the University of St. Joseph
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Lewis Wickes Hine, a sociologist and pioneer in the field of documentary photography, aimed to portray a progressive and empathetic view of immigrants in America, contradicting views of them as criminals, carriers of disease, and contaminants of America’s Anglo-Saxon identity. In his funding proposal to the Guggenheim Foundation for the project he titled “Our Strength is Our People,” Hines states, “This project should give us light on the kinds of strength we have to build upon as a nation. Much emphasis is being put upon the dangers inherent in our alien groups, our unassimilated or even partly Americanized citizens – criticism based upon insufficient knowledge. A corrective for this would be better facilities for seeing, and so understanding, what the facts are.”

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan @ Wadsworth Atheneum
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan is the long-awaited celebration of Japanese art at the Wadsworth Atheneum. With more than 50 paintings, prints, textiles, porcelain, and armaments taken from the Atheneum’s 1,000-object collection of Japanese art, the exhibition fully explores for the first time the depths of the museum’s holdings in this area.

Open Mic: Hosted by Poet Amin @ New Britain Museum of American Art
Mar 2 @ 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm

Program invites poets, musicians, comedians, and performers to transform their galleries into a stage of cultural entertainment.

Trivia Nights! @ Scranton Library
Mar 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Come by yourself or with a team up to six and join in the fun!!

LoHud Comedy @ The Kate
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Adam Oliensis has spent decades studying philosophy & martial arts, and has undergone extensive psychotherapy. Twice. But no amount of discipline (intellectual, spiritual, or physical) could prepare him for the slow chipping away of self-esteem that comes with being a husband, and a father. Especially the father of teenage girls.

In his Stand-Up Adam mines the absurdities, ironies, and silliness that arise in the most humbling everyday situations (with which he is continues to gain vast experience).

Mike Jacobs’ edgy brand of autobiographical comedy traces its roots to the north end of Hartford, Connecticut where he was voted “funniest kid” in his 6th grade class along with “best legs” … but don’t count on seeing them. His stories of “life” are hilarious, relevant to everyone … and true…his outlook on life, liberty, and the pursuit of a plane ride without a screaming kid will leave you coming back for more.

Mar
3
Fri
Hearts and Flowers @ The Hill-Stead Museum
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Antique valentines and postcards from 1900 to 1916 will be on display in the Orientation Gallery.

Lyme Art Association’s 25th Annual Associate Artist Show and Sale @ Lyme Art Association
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On view and for sale will be landscape, portrait and still life paintings, as well as sculpture by associate artist members.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

“Our Strength is Our People” The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine @ Bruyette Atheneum at the University of St. Joseph
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Lewis Wickes Hine, a sociologist and pioneer in the field of documentary photography, aimed to portray a progressive and empathetic view of immigrants in America, contradicting views of them as criminals, carriers of disease, and contaminants of America’s Anglo-Saxon identity. In his funding proposal to the Guggenheim Foundation for the project he titled “Our Strength is Our People,” Hines states, “This project should give us light on the kinds of strength we have to build upon as a nation. Much emphasis is being put upon the dangers inherent in our alien groups, our unassimilated or even partly Americanized citizens – criticism based upon insufficient knowledge. A corrective for this would be better facilities for seeing, and so understanding, what the facts are.”

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan @ Wadsworth Atheneum
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan is the long-awaited celebration of Japanese art at the Wadsworth Atheneum. With more than 50 paintings, prints, textiles, porcelain, and armaments taken from the Atheneum’s 1,000-object collection of Japanese art, the exhibition fully explores for the first time the depths of the museum’s holdings in this area.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 3 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Steve Seskin @ Washington St. Coffeehouse
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Steve Seskin concert will have you wiping away a tear one minute and laughing out loud the next. His songs all have messages that touch the hearts of everyone: from the feelings of a little boy missing his father, to growing up and being true to yourself, to one of his most well known themes of being considerate to and respectful of one another as expressed in “Don’t Laugh at Me.”

Many of his songs have been recorded by singers far more famous than him but most people maintain that you haven’t really heard a Steve Seskin song until you hear him sing it. He has performed at large concert halls like Town Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York and many folk festivals such as Vancouver, Canmore, Kerrville and Rocky Mountain Folks Fest. He also enjoys singing at intimate venues like the Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse as well as house concerts all over the country.

The one thing that’s easy to tell when you see Steve Seskin in concert is that he really enjoys what he does. From the moment he takes the stage, the audience comes first and make no mistake, he’s out to move you.

Women Playwrights Initiative @ The Ivoryton Playhouse
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come experience the exciting writings of four women playwrights as we support and lift each other up!

Urban Bush Women @ Wesleyan University Center for the Arts
Mar 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Urban Bush Women return to Wesleyan with the Connecticut premiere of Walking with ‘Trane (2015), an ethereal investigation conjuring the essence of John Coltrane, inspired by the musical life and spiritual journey of the famed jazz saxophonist. Choreographed by founder and Artistic Director Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Associate Artistic Director Samantha Speis, and Dramaturg Talvin Wilks in collaboration with the company, the work is set to music by composers George Caldwell and Philip White and inspired by Mr. Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” and other works.

Mar
4
Sat
Eagle Watch on the CT River @ Eagle Landing State Park
Mar 4 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

The Audubon Shop holds the 29th Annual Eagle Watches on the CT River. Participants will have an opportunity to see the national symbol in the wild. Join owner Jerry Connolly who has led bird watching expeditions around the world. So much to learn!!!!

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Hearts and Flowers @ The Hill-Stead Museum
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Antique valentines and postcards from 1900 to 1916 will be on display in the Orientation Gallery.

Lyme Art Association’s 25th Annual Associate Artist Show and Sale @ Lyme Art Association
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On view and for sale will be landscape, portrait and still life paintings, as well as sculpture by associate artist members.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan @ The Wadsworth Atheneum
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan is the long-awaited celebration of Japanese art at the Wadsworth Atheneum. With more than 50 paintings, prints, textiles, porcelain, and armaments taken from the Atheneum’s 1,000-object collection of Japanese art, the exhibition fully explores for the first time the depths of the museum’s holdings in this area.

“Our Strength is Our People” The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine @ Bruyette Atheneum at the University of St. Joseph
Mar 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Lewis Wickes Hine, a sociologist and pioneer in the field of documentary photography, aimed to portray a progressive and empathetic view of immigrants in America, contradicting views of them as criminals, carriers of disease, and contaminants of America’s Anglo-Saxon identity. In his funding proposal to the Guggenheim Foundation for the project he titled “Our Strength is Our People,” Hines states, “This project should give us light on the kinds of strength we have to build upon as a nation. Much emphasis is being put upon the dangers inherent in our alien groups, our unassimilated or even partly Americanized citizens – criticism based upon insufficient knowledge. A corrective for this would be better facilities for seeing, and so understanding, what the facts are.”

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Durham Library Writers’ Workshop @ Durham Public Library
Mar 4 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Durham Library Writers' Workshop @ Durham Public Library | Durham | Connecticut | United States

Keynote Address — Alice Mattison
“The Pleasures and Perils of Writing a Novel”
Alice Mattison (The Kite and the String, etc.) will discuss what may go right and wrong when you are the lucky and cursed person with an impulse you can’t ignore to write a book-length work of fiction.

Panel Discussion on the Publishing Process
Leslie Bulion, Peachtree Publishers
Kristan Higgins, Harlequin
Diana Ross McCain, Globe Pequot & Self-Published

Once you’ve written a novel, what comes next? Hear from our distinguished panel of authors on how to get published. Topics include: self-publishing vs. traditional publishing. finding a literary agent, working with editors, and more.

All are welcome.

The Stone House is Open for Tours! @ The Stone House
Mar 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Stone House in Deep River (which was known as Saybrook until 1947) was built in 1840 by Deacon Ezra Southworth for he and his new wife, Eunice Post Southworth. The house was built using stone quarried on the property. The original flat tin roof was later replaced by a gabled roof. A rear addition was constructed in 1881, just before the marriage of the Southworth’s son, Ezra Job Birney Southworth, to Fanny Shortland of Chester. The wraparound porch was added to the house in 1898. Deacon Ezra’s granddaughter, Ada Southworth Munson, who died in 1946, bequeathed the property to the Deep River Historical Society. It is now a house museum open to the public. On the property, there is also a late nineteenth century barn (now called the carriage house) and a section from an old bleach house, owned by Pratt, Read & Co., which was used for whitening ivory. At one time, Pratt Read in Deep River and Comstock, Cheney & Co. in Ivoryton, dominated the ivory products manufacturing industry in the U.S.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Great GrownUp Spelling Bee! @ Andrews Memorial Town Library
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Trivia Night with the Ivoryton Library @ Centerbrook Meeting House
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

What Trivia is coming to entertain us and test our knowledge of trivia. Friends, food, drink and fun!!! Tickets available at the library February 1.

Women Playwrights Initiative @ The Ivoryton Playhouse
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come experience the exciting writings of four women playwrights as we support and lift each other up!

Mar
5
Sun
Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Hearts and Flowers @ The Hill-Stead Museum
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Antique valentines and postcards from 1900 to 1916 will be on display in the Orientation Gallery.

Lyme Art Association’s 25th Annual Associate Artist Show and Sale @ Lyme Art Association
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On view and for sale will be landscape, portrait and still life paintings, as well as sculpture by associate artist members.

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan @ The Wadsworth Atheneum
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan is the long-awaited celebration of Japanese art at the Wadsworth Atheneum. With more than 50 paintings, prints, textiles, porcelain, and armaments taken from the Atheneum’s 1,000-object collection of Japanese art, the exhibition fully explores for the first time the depths of the museum’s holdings in this area.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

“Our Strength is Our People” The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine @ Bruyette Auditorium University of St. Joseph
Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Lewis Wickes Hine, a sociologist and pioneer in the field of documentary photography, aimed to portray a progressive and empathetic view of immigrants in America, contradicting views of them as criminals, carriers of disease, and contaminants of America’s Anglo-Saxon identity. In his funding proposal to the Guggenheim Foundation for the project he titled “Our Strength is Our People,” Hines states, “This project should give us light on the kinds of strength we have to build upon as a nation. Much emphasis is being put upon the dangers inherent in our alien groups, our unassimilated or even partly Americanized citizens – criticism based upon insufficient knowledge. A corrective for this would be better facilities for seeing, and so understanding, what the facts are.”

First Sundays for Families! @ Hill-Stead Museum
Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On the first Sunday of every month, families are invited to explore Hill-Stead Take part in these First Sundays for Families activities! Museum Educators will lead art projects in the Education Stations at 1 pm.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

The Stone House is Open for Tours! @ The Stone House
Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Stone House in Deep River (which was known as Saybrook until 1947) was built in 1840 by Deacon Ezra Southworth for he and his new wife, Eunice Post Southworth. The house was built using stone quarried on the property. The original flat tin roof was later replaced by a gabled roof. A rear addition was constructed in 1881, just before the marriage of the Southworth’s son, Ezra Job Birney Southworth, to Fanny Shortland of Chester. The wraparound porch was added to the house in 1898. Deacon Ezra’s granddaughter, Ada Southworth Munson, who died in 1946, bequeathed the property to the Deep River Historical Society. It is now a house museum open to the public. On the property, there is also a late nineteenth century barn (now called the carriage house) and a section from an old bleach house, owned by Pratt, Read & Co., which was used for whitening ivory. At one time, Pratt Read in Deep River and Comstock, Cheney & Co. in Ivoryton, dominated the ivory products manufacturing industry in the U.S.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Garrison Keillor @ Old Saybrook High School
Mar 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Stories in Mind, Poems by Heart.” The beloved raconteur, author, and entertainer will share his unique brand of wisdom and humor in what is sure to be an unforgettable afternoon. An installment of the Essex Winter Series.

New Haven Steps Up: A Benefit for the ACLU @ Cafe Nine
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

New Haven Steps Up: A Benefit For The ACLU
Mates of State, The Shellye Valauskas Experience, Mercy Choir, Tiny Ocean, Frank Critelli, Anne Marie Menta & Dick Neal

Mar
6
Mon
Sketch a Still Life @ Hill-Stead Museum
Mar 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

On the first Monday of every month, enjoy this rare opportunity to sketch a still life inside the museum. Bring your own supplies—pencil and kneaded erasers only please (available in the Museum Shop). Stools and drawing boards will be provided

Save the Monarch! @ Essex Town Hall
Mar 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Learn about the life cycle of the monarch and its habitat from our local expert, Nancy DeBrule-Clemente.

Mar
7
Tue
Adults Only Coloring Program @ Henry Carter Hull Library
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Held for adults only in the small conference. Colored pencils and pictures provided. Bring coffee, snacks, lunch. Join us for some relaxing fun.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

“Our Strength is Our People” The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine @ Bruyette Atheneum at the University of St. Joseph
Mar 7 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Lewis Wickes Hine, a sociologist and pioneer in the field of documentary photography, aimed to portray a progressive and empathetic view of immigrants in America, contradicting views of them as criminals, carriers of disease, and contaminants of America’s Anglo-Saxon identity. In his funding proposal to the Guggenheim Foundation for the project he titled “Our Strength is Our People,” Hines states, “This project should give us light on the kinds of strength we have to build upon as a nation. Much emphasis is being put upon the dangers inherent in our alien groups, our unassimilated or even partly Americanized citizens – criticism based upon insufficient knowledge. A corrective for this would be better facilities for seeing, and so understanding, what the facts are.”

Racial Justice Book Discussion @ Russell Library
Mar 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Racial Justice Book Discussion @ Russell Library | Middletown | Connecticut | United States

This book group will be meeting on the first Tuesday of each month. On March 7th, we will discuss Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. As one reviewer said, “This the sort of book you could pick apart sentence by sentence for a year and at the end of that year just shake your head in despair. What Coates has done…is passionately and profoundly lay out the sad state of race relations in this country. Coates strings words together in a most elegant tapestry that forces the reader to think carefully and internalize the grim realities of life as a victim of racism in this country. Read so that ye may weep and know the truth.”
Copies of Between the World and Me will be available at the check-out desk. For more information, contact Christy Billings by emailing cbillings@russelllibrary.org or by calling 860 347-2528 Ext. 122.
This book club is open to anyone and will meet regularly with a new book each month. No registration is necessary. Copies of the next book, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, will be available on March 28th for the April 25th meeting.

Shoreline Civil War Discussion Group @ Acton Public Library
Mar 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Come join the discussion. Add to our conversation, learn something new.

Women’s Writers Group @ Women and Family Life Center
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Come be in a safe and welcoming environment and either continue your writing project or see how it feels to put your thoughts on paper!

Mar
8
Wed
Lyme Art Association’s 25th Annual Associate Artist Show and Sale @ Lyme Art Association
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On view and for sale will be landscape, portrait and still life paintings, as well as sculpture by associate artist members.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

“Our Strength is Our People” The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine @ Bruyette Atheneum at the University of St. Joseph
Mar 8 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Lewis Wickes Hine, a sociologist and pioneer in the field of documentary photography, aimed to portray a progressive and empathetic view of immigrants in America, contradicting views of them as criminals, carriers of disease, and contaminants of America’s Anglo-Saxon identity. In his funding proposal to the Guggenheim Foundation for the project he titled “Our Strength is Our People,” Hines states, “This project should give us light on the kinds of strength we have to build upon as a nation. Much emphasis is being put upon the dangers inherent in our alien groups, our unassimilated or even partly Americanized citizens – criticism based upon insufficient knowledge. A corrective for this would be better facilities for seeing, and so understanding, what the facts are.”

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan @ Wadsworth Atheneum
Mar 8 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan is the long-awaited celebration of Japanese art at the Wadsworth Atheneum. With more than 50 paintings, prints, textiles, porcelain, and armaments taken from the Atheneum’s 1,000-object collection of Japanese art, the exhibition fully explores for the first time the depths of the museum’s holdings in this area.

LGBT Youth Group @ Middlesex Wellness
Mar 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us at Open Doors. The group is a shoreline LBGT youth discussion group for students in grades 8 to 12. Admission is free, but please bring a non perishable food item for donation.

Meditation in the World @ Guest House Retreat and Conference Center
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Join us as we build commmunity, in our community. All are welcome. New to meditation? All are welcome.

The Not So Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife @ Killingworth Firehouse
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Velya Jancz-Urban & Killingworth Library Present
“THE NOT-SO-GOOD LIFE OF THE COLONIAL GOODWIFE”

Perhaps women need to be reminded of how far we’ve come in order to see how far we still can go. Discover what life was really like for New England’s colonial women – because we’ve always been curious about: menstruation, sex & birth control, childbirth, sickness & medicine. The Not-So-Good Life of The Colonial Goodwife not only makes audience members laugh and grimace, but it also honors our foremothers. It’s not about quilting bees and spinning wheels – it’s an interactive presentation about the little-known issues faced by New England’s colonial women.

Velya Jancz-Urban is a teacher, author, former Brazilian dairy farm owner, and expert on New England’s colonial women. Her presentation, The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife, is a result of the research completed for her novel, Acquiescence.

The entertainingly-informative program will be held at the Killingworth Firehouse, 333 Route 81 in Killingworth, on Wednesday, March 8 at 7pm. Even history buffs will learn a thing or two.

The event is free but advance sign up is encouraged. Please call the Killingworth Library at 860.663.2000 or visit www.killingworthlibrary.org for additional details.

Plywood Cowboy @ Stomping Ground
Mar 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Formed in 2015 in the Connecticut River Valley, Plywood Cowboy is poised to rewrite the American Songbook. Bottle fed on roots music, multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter Steve Dedman and his band strike deep at the soul of American music with songs about hound dogs, heart strings, and the vice of the bottle.

Mar
9
Thu
Lyme Art Association’s 25th Annual Associate Artist Show and Sale @ Lyme Art Association
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On view and for sale will be landscape, portrait and still life paintings, as well as sculpture by associate artist members.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

“Our Strength is Our People” The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine @ Bruyette Atheneum at the University of St. Joseph
Mar 9 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Lewis Wickes Hine, a sociologist and pioneer in the field of documentary photography, aimed to portray a progressive and empathetic view of immigrants in America, contradicting views of them as criminals, carriers of disease, and contaminants of America’s Anglo-Saxon identity. In his funding proposal to the Guggenheim Foundation for the project he titled “Our Strength is Our People,” Hines states, “This project should give us light on the kinds of strength we have to build upon as a nation. Much emphasis is being put upon the dangers inherent in our alien groups, our unassimilated or even partly Americanized citizens – criticism based upon insufficient knowledge. A corrective for this would be better facilities for seeing, and so understanding, what the facts are.”

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan @ Wadsworth Atheneum
Mar 9 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan is the long-awaited celebration of Japanese art at the Wadsworth Atheneum. With more than 50 paintings, prints, textiles, porcelain, and armaments taken from the Atheneum’s 1,000-object collection of Japanese art, the exhibition fully explores for the first time the depths of the museum’s holdings in this area.

Eve of Poetry with Marilyn Nelson @ The Hill-Stead Museum
Mar 9 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy an Eve of Poetry in Hill-Stead’s Libraries

Marilyn Nelson will perform at this unique Live Poets Society event. All proceeds from An Eve of Poetry will benefit The Sunken Garden Poetry Festival. This is a rare opportunity to experience Marilyn Nelson in the intimate setting of Hill-Stead’s period rooms.

5:30 Wine and hors d’oeuvres
6:15 Live piano music
6:40 Readings from Hill-Stead’s poetry collection
7:00 Poetry reading by Marilyn Nelson

“Rock Of Ages” @ Cromwell High School
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Cromwell High School Drama Club presents: “Rock of Ages” The jukebox musical tells the story of dreams, love and rock n roll featuring a small town girl and an aspiring rocker who falls in love with the music of the ’80s.

The Celtic Tenors @ The Kate
Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

With a polished international reputation and just over a million album sales under their belts, The Celtic Tenors offer something truly unique. The skill, range and ability of world-class tenors combined with the personality and fun of genuine performers.

The Celtic Tenors have performed together for 15 years, and offer more than beautiful voices and musical knowledge. Matthew Gilsenan, James Nelson and Daryl Simpson are comfortable in all genres from classical and folk to Irish and pop, they bring you, the audience, on a real musical voyage.

The Celtic Tenors have broken new ground by stepping away from their classical roots, and adding a more contemporary edge. With this pioneering approach, they’ve welcomed a wider audience and fostered a fresh and invigorating style which has won them both critical acclaim and so many fans the world over.

In 2014, the Celtic Tenors were very happy to announce that they have once again been signed by a major label, signing a worldwide deal with Decca Records Australia through Universal Music.

Mar
10
Fri
The Friends of the Russell Library BOOK SALE @ Russell Library
Mar 10 – Mar 12 all-day
The Friends of the Russell Library BOOK SALE @ Russell Library | Middletown | Connecticut | United States

From Friday, March 10, 10am – 6pm; through Saturday, March 11, 10:00am – 2:00pm; and Sunday, March 12th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, in the . Activity Room of Russell Library, there will be books for sale at cut-rate prices! Come support your library by purchasing a pre-owned book! The Friends’ Book Sale this month features books on food, diet and health. But there are more! All sorts of books, CDs and DVDs will be available! For adults as well as for children! Helping the library with funding for a wide variety of programs, The Friends of the Russell Library is one of the best volunteer organizations in Middletown. Their book sales are one of the best places to find bargains and feel good about the money you spend.

Lyme Art Association’s 25th Annual Associate Artist Show and Sale @ Lyme Art Association
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On view and for sale will be landscape, portrait and still life paintings, as well as sculpture by associate artist members.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

“Our Strength is Our People” The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine @ Bruyette Atheneum at the University of St. Joseph
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Lewis Wickes Hine, a sociologist and pioneer in the field of documentary photography, aimed to portray a progressive and empathetic view of immigrants in America, contradicting views of them as criminals, carriers of disease, and contaminants of America’s Anglo-Saxon identity. In his funding proposal to the Guggenheim Foundation for the project he titled “Our Strength is Our People,” Hines states, “This project should give us light on the kinds of strength we have to build upon as a nation. Much emphasis is being put upon the dangers inherent in our alien groups, our unassimilated or even partly Americanized citizens – criticism based upon insufficient knowledge. A corrective for this would be better facilities for seeing, and so understanding, what the facts are.”

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan @ Wadsworth Atheneum
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan is the long-awaited celebration of Japanese art at the Wadsworth Atheneum. With more than 50 paintings, prints, textiles, porcelain, and armaments taken from the Atheneum’s 1,000-object collection of Japanese art, the exhibition fully explores for the first time the depths of the museum’s holdings in this area.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 10 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Canvas and Cupcakes @ Haddam Killingworth High School
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Unleash your inner Picasso in this unique parent/child night activity! Creating a masterpiece and enjoying a treat! Family time at its best!

“Rock Of Ages” @ Cromwell High School
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Cromwell High School Drama Club presents: “Rock of Ages” The jukebox musical tells the story of dreams, love and rock n roll featuring a small town girl and an aspiring rocker who falls in love with the music of the ’80s.

AIDA @ Valley Regional High School
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for the Elton John – Tim Rice edition of AIDA. Come be impressed by the amazing talent of our local youth.

Cinderella @ Conard High School
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Rediscover some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved songs and expect the unexpected in this clever retelling of Cinderella!

Eric Mintel Quartet @ The Side Door Jazz Club
Mar 10 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Eric Mintel piano, Nelson Hill sax and flute, Dave Mohn drums and Jack Hegyi bass
On this tour the Eric Mintel Quartet will be performing a tribute to Dave Brubeck featuring Brubeck hits like Blue Rondo a la Turk, Three to Get Ready, Koto Song and many more as well as their own version of the legendary Paul Desmond classic Take Five!
the Eric Mintel Quartet have been thrilling audiences of all ages with their electrifying jazz for over 25 years including two performances at the White House by invitation of Presidents Clinton (1998) and Obama (2011), several concerts at the Kennedy Center, a special performance at the United Nations and countless accolades through the years. Featuring pianist and composer Eric Mintel, Nelson Hill sax/flute, Jack Hegyi bass and Dave Mohn drums. The EMQ is best known for their tribute to Dave Brubeck and performance of many Eric Mintel originals. The EMQ also has become a staple of the holidays with their highly successful “Charlie Brown Jazz” concerts delighting families across the country.

Mar
11
Sat
Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan @ The Wadsworth Atheneum
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan is the long-awaited celebration of Japanese art at the Wadsworth Atheneum. With more than 50 paintings, prints, textiles, porcelain, and armaments taken from the Atheneum’s 1,000-object collection of Japanese art, the exhibition fully explores for the first time the depths of the museum’s holdings in this area.

Essex Go Bragh Parade! @ Town Hall Kick-Off
Mar 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Come join us Saturday March 11th for the 6th annual Essex Go Bragh Irish Parade and Festival! Parade kickoff time is 10:30 at the Town Hall!

Support and visit local buisnesses while enjoying fun actvities that we have provided! Music, kids activities, and horse drawn wagon rides are just a few!

“Our Strength is Our People” The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine @ Bruyette Atheneum at the University of St. Joseph
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Lewis Wickes Hine, a sociologist and pioneer in the field of documentary photography, aimed to portray a progressive and empathetic view of immigrants in America, contradicting views of them as criminals, carriers of disease, and contaminants of America’s Anglo-Saxon identity. In his funding proposal to the Guggenheim Foundation for the project he titled “Our Strength is Our People,” Hines states, “This project should give us light on the kinds of strength we have to build upon as a nation. Much emphasis is being put upon the dangers inherent in our alien groups, our unassimilated or even partly Americanized citizens – criticism based upon insufficient knowledge. A corrective for this would be better facilities for seeing, and so understanding, what the facts are.”

Greater Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade @ The Capitol Building
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Traditionally this event brings together many different communities from the Greater Hartford area to celebrate the Celtic culture. Begins at the Capitol Building, ends at Bushnell Park. Come join the fun. Be Irish for the day!!!

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

AIDA @ Valley Regional High School
Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for the Elton John – Tim Rice version of AIDA. Come be impressed by the amazing local youth talent!!

The Stone House is Open for Tours! @ The Stone House
Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Stone House in Deep River (which was known as Saybrook until 1947) was built in 1840 by Deacon Ezra Southworth for he and his new wife, Eunice Post Southworth. The house was built using stone quarried on the property. The original flat tin roof was later replaced by a gabled roof. A rear addition was constructed in 1881, just before the marriage of the Southworth’s son, Ezra Job Birney Southworth, to Fanny Shortland of Chester. The wraparound porch was added to the house in 1898. Deacon Ezra’s granddaughter, Ada Southworth Munson, who died in 1946, bequeathed the property to the Deep River Historical Society. It is now a house museum open to the public. On the property, there is also a late nineteenth century barn (now called the carriage house) and a section from an old bleach house, owned by Pratt, Read & Co., which was used for whitening ivory. At one time, Pratt Read in Deep River and Comstock, Cheney & Co. in Ivoryton, dominated the ivory products manufacturing industry in the U.S.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Stanley Kolber Bird Photography Workshop @ CT River Museum
Mar 11 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Join Stanley Kolber, award winning nature photographer, for a wonderful photography workshop in the museum’s Eagles of Essex exhibit. Birds were Stan’s first love when, some fifteen years ago, he picked up a camera and set a course for photography as a second career and full-time artistic endeavor. And although the subject of his work has evolved, his ardor for birds, and for rendering them lovingly and faithfully, is undiminished. Stan’s work is held in corporate and private collections, and he has had a one-man show at Chelsea, New York’s Pleiades Gallery. He was one of only fourteen artists selected out of four hundred submitting artists nationwide to participate in a Pleiades juried show whose juror was a curator of American Art at the Guggeheim Museum.

In addition to helping skills development, his greatest pleasure in giving workshops is the opportunity to kindle and encourage his audience’s interest in the natural world. He hopes that young people as well as adults will attend the workshops, so that he can impart some of his own enthusiasm to the next generation.

These workshops are very popular!

“Rock Of Ages” @ Cromwell High School
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Cromwell High School Drama Club presents: “Rock of Ages” The jukebox musical tells the story of dreams, love and rock n roll featuring a small town girl and an aspiring rocker who falls in love with the music of the ’80s.

AIDA @ Valley Regional High School
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for the Elton John – Tim Rice edition of AIDA. Come be impressed by the amazing talent of our local youth.

Cinderella @ Conard High School
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Rediscover some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved songs and expect the unexpected in this clever retelling of Cinderella!

Stars of the American Ballet @ The Garde Arts Center
Mar 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Eastern Connecticut Ballet and The Garde are proud to co-present “Stars of American Ballet,” to mark ECB’s Silver 25th anniversary and to promote the art of dance in our region.
Experience a breath-taking performance by a cast of stellar dancers from New York City Ballet, including principals Daniel Ulbricht and Sara Mearns. Stars of American Ballet “brings the best dancers to America’s front door.”
With music by all American composers, the program reflects the brilliance of legendary choreographer George Balanchine, including Stars and Stripes, Tarantella and Who Cares, his exuberant tribute to the music of George Gershwin. Also, on the program is New York City Ballet Artistic Director Peter Martins’ Barber Violin Concerto in which “the worlds of ballet and modern dance collide.” The pieces will highlight the speed, artistry, musicality and athleticism distinct to New York City Ballet, a perfect program for all audiences.

Mar
12
Sun
Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Boy Scout Day @ Mystic Aquarium
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come enjoy Mystic Aquarium and display your Boy Scout pride. Bring your clipboard and pencil to complete our awesome scavenger hunt plus receive a special patch for this event.

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan @ The Wadsworth Atheneum
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan is the long-awaited celebration of Japanese art at the Wadsworth Atheneum. With more than 50 paintings, prints, textiles, porcelain, and armaments taken from the Atheneum’s 1,000-object collection of Japanese art, the exhibition fully explores for the first time the depths of the museum’s holdings in this area.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 12 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

“Our Strength is Our People” The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine @ Bruyette Auditorium University of St. Joseph
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Lewis Wickes Hine, a sociologist and pioneer in the field of documentary photography, aimed to portray a progressive and empathetic view of immigrants in America, contradicting views of them as criminals, carriers of disease, and contaminants of America’s Anglo-Saxon identity. In his funding proposal to the Guggenheim Foundation for the project he titled “Our Strength is Our People,” Hines states, “This project should give us light on the kinds of strength we have to build upon as a nation. Much emphasis is being put upon the dangers inherent in our alien groups, our unassimilated or even partly Americanized citizens – criticism based upon insufficient knowledge. A corrective for this would be better facilities for seeing, and so understanding, what the facts are.”

AIDA @ Valley Regional High School
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for the Elton John – Tim Rice version of AIDA. Come be impressed by the amazing local youth talent!!

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

New Haven St Patrick’s Day Parade @ The Parade Route
Mar 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Join in the celebration by wearing green because everyone is Irish for the day.
Since the mid-1950s, this parade has become one of New England’s premier Irish events. As the 6th oldest parade in the nation, its fame was recognized by the Library of Congress in 1999. Features 3,000 marchers and musical units celebrating the diversity of many cultures.

Cinderella @ Conard High School
Mar 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Rediscover some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved songs and expect the unexpected in this clever retelling of Cinderella!

Spay it Forward @ The Blue Hound Cookery
Mar 12 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Homeward Bound Adoption Events and CT Animal House are teaming up to raise funds for spay and neuter of CT shelter dogs. If every dog that left a CT shelter was already spayed/neutered, there would be fewer dogs in our shelters. Fewer dogs in shelters means fewer dogs euthanized. Sounds easy, right? Unfortunately some dogs are adopted out with vouchers to help with the spay/neuter expense but adopters don’t use the vouchers and ultimately, the dogs aren’t neutered/spayed leading to pet overpopulation.

The Stone House is Open for Tours! @ The Stone House
Mar 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Stone House in Deep River (which was known as Saybrook until 1947) was built in 1840 by Deacon Ezra Southworth for he and his new wife, Eunice Post Southworth. The house was built using stone quarried on the property. The original flat tin roof was later replaced by a gabled roof. A rear addition was constructed in 1881, just before the marriage of the Southworth’s son, Ezra Job Birney Southworth, to Fanny Shortland of Chester. The wraparound porch was added to the house in 1898. Deacon Ezra’s granddaughter, Ada Southworth Munson, who died in 1946, bequeathed the property to the Deep River Historical Society. It is now a house museum open to the public. On the property, there is also a late nineteenth century barn (now called the carriage house) and a section from an old bleach house, owned by Pratt, Read & Co., which was used for whitening ivory. At one time, Pratt Read in Deep River and Comstock, Cheney & Co. in Ivoryton, dominated the ivory products manufacturing industry in the U.S.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

The Frederick Lee Lectures @ First Congregational Church
Mar 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The Madison Historical Society presents George King and Jeff Klinger – Sirens at the Front Line:
American Ambulance Drivers in the Great War

Mar
14
Tue
Adults Only Coloring Program @ Henry Carter Hull Library
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Held for adults only in the small conference. Colored pencils and pictures provided. Bring coffee, snacks, lunch. Join us for some relaxing fun.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

“Our Strength is Our People” The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine @ Bruyette Atheneum at the University of St. Joseph
Mar 14 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Lewis Wickes Hine, a sociologist and pioneer in the field of documentary photography, aimed to portray a progressive and empathetic view of immigrants in America, contradicting views of them as criminals, carriers of disease, and contaminants of America’s Anglo-Saxon identity. In his funding proposal to the Guggenheim Foundation for the project he titled “Our Strength is Our People,” Hines states, “This project should give us light on the kinds of strength we have to build upon as a nation. Much emphasis is being put upon the dangers inherent in our alien groups, our unassimilated or even partly Americanized citizens – criticism based upon insufficient knowledge. A corrective for this would be better facilities for seeing, and so understanding, what the facts are.”

The Mysterious Affair at Styles – Film Screening @ Russell Library
Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Mysterious Affair at Styles - Film Screening @ Russell Library | Middletown | Connecticut | United States

When the wealthy heiress Lady Cavendish dies mysteriously at her estate in Styles, retired Belgian detective Hercule Poirot comes in to find out who killed her and why. This episode is from the Agatha Christie’s Poirot TV series and stars David Suchet and Hugh Fraser. Like mysteries? Join the Classic Mystery Book Discussion group at Russell Library the last Tuesday of every month at noon and 6:30 p.m. Copies of each month’s book can be found at the Circulation Desk.
Drop-in, no registration.

Russell Readers @ Russell Library
Mar 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

We will be discussing Sonny’s Blues by James Baldwin from the collection 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories. Discussions are based on the Great Books Foundation method in which readers talk in open gatherings, under a leader, about the great issues that have shaped civilization as reflected in the readings. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 – 7:50 pm in Meeting Room 2 at Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. For more information about participating in the group or acquiring the text, contact Chantal Foster at (860) 573-2946 or email Chantal.foster@comcast.net.
The discussions are sponsored by The Friends of the Russell Library.

Women’s Writers Group @ Women and Family Life Center
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Come be in a safe and welcoming environment and either continue your writing project or see how it feels to put your thoughts on paper!

Mar
15
Wed
Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

“Our Strength is Our People” The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine @ Bruyette Atheneum at the University of St. Joseph
Mar 15 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Lewis Wickes Hine, a sociologist and pioneer in the field of documentary photography, aimed to portray a progressive and empathetic view of immigrants in America, contradicting views of them as criminals, carriers of disease, and contaminants of America’s Anglo-Saxon identity. In his funding proposal to the Guggenheim Foundation for the project he titled “Our Strength is Our People,” Hines states, “This project should give us light on the kinds of strength we have to build upon as a nation. Much emphasis is being put upon the dangers inherent in our alien groups, our unassimilated or even partly Americanized citizens – criticism based upon insufficient knowledge. A corrective for this would be better facilities for seeing, and so understanding, what the facts are.”

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan @ Wadsworth Atheneum
Mar 15 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan is the long-awaited celebration of Japanese art at the Wadsworth Atheneum. With more than 50 paintings, prints, textiles, porcelain, and armaments taken from the Atheneum’s 1,000-object collection of Japanese art, the exhibition fully explores for the first time the depths of the museum’s holdings in this area.

Meditation in the World @ Guest House Retreat and Conference Center
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Join us as we build commmunity, in our community. All are welcome. New to meditation? All are welcome.

Mar
16
Thu
Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

“Our Strength is Our People” The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine @ Bruyette Atheneum at the University of St. Joseph
Mar 16 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Lewis Wickes Hine, a sociologist and pioneer in the field of documentary photography, aimed to portray a progressive and empathetic view of immigrants in America, contradicting views of them as criminals, carriers of disease, and contaminants of America’s Anglo-Saxon identity. In his funding proposal to the Guggenheim Foundation for the project he titled “Our Strength is Our People,” Hines states, “This project should give us light on the kinds of strength we have to build upon as a nation. Much emphasis is being put upon the dangers inherent in our alien groups, our unassimilated or even partly Americanized citizens – criticism based upon insufficient knowledge. A corrective for this would be better facilities for seeing, and so understanding, what the facts are.”

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan @ Wadsworth Atheneum
Mar 16 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan is the long-awaited celebration of Japanese art at the Wadsworth Atheneum. With more than 50 paintings, prints, textiles, porcelain, and armaments taken from the Atheneum’s 1,000-object collection of Japanese art, the exhibition fully explores for the first time the depths of the museum’s holdings in this area.

Film Screening: The Artists Garden at The Kate @ The Kate
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Be one of the first in the world to see this visually captivating new film featuring the Florence Griswold Museum and last summer’s blockbuster, The Artist’s Garden. Event features hors d’oeurves by River Tavern and cocktails before the screening.

Mystery Book Club @ Killingworth Public Library
Mar 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

IF you love reading mysteries, join us. Enlighten us with your opinions!

Benny Green Trio @ The Side Door Jazz Club
Mar 16 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Benny Green possesses the history of jazz at his fingertips. Combine mastery of keyboard technique with decades of real world experience playing with no one less than the most celebrated artists of the last half century, and it’s no wonder Green has been hailed as perhaps the most exciting hard-swinging, hard-bop pianist to ever emerge from Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers.

Mar
17
Fri
Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

“Our Strength is Our People” The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine @ Bruyette Atheneum at the University of St. Joseph
Mar 17 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Lewis Wickes Hine, a sociologist and pioneer in the field of documentary photography, aimed to portray a progressive and empathetic view of immigrants in America, contradicting views of them as criminals, carriers of disease, and contaminants of America’s Anglo-Saxon identity. In his funding proposal to the Guggenheim Foundation for the project he titled “Our Strength is Our People,” Hines states, “This project should give us light on the kinds of strength we have to build upon as a nation. Much emphasis is being put upon the dangers inherent in our alien groups, our unassimilated or even partly Americanized citizens – criticism based upon insufficient knowledge. A corrective for this would be better facilities for seeing, and so understanding, what the facts are.”

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan @ Wadsworth Atheneum
Mar 17 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan is the long-awaited celebration of Japanese art at the Wadsworth Atheneum. With more than 50 paintings, prints, textiles, porcelain, and armaments taken from the Atheneum’s 1,000-object collection of Japanese art, the exhibition fully explores for the first time the depths of the museum’s holdings in this area.

Contemporary Look, LAA Faculty, Holding Still, and Industrious America @ Lyme Art Association
Mar 17 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Contemporary Look, LAA Faculty, Holding Still, and Industrious America @ Lyme Art Association | Old Lyme | Connecticut | United States

Four exhibitions, each with a different theme, all by member artists: 1) representational works that push the boundaries and lean toward the abstract, 2) a special exhibition of work by the talented LAA faculty, 3) still life paintings, and 4) scenes of work and industry. The opening reception for all four exhibitions is free to the public, and will be held on Sunday, March 26 from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 17 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 17 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Poet’s Corner: Women Poets Resist @ Russell Library
Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Poet's Corner: Women Poets Resist @ Russell Library | Middletown | Connecticut | United States

Middletown’s Poet Laureate Susan Allison will be sharing poetry of women poets. Participants are invited to bring their favorite poems by women.
All ages welcome.
Drop-in, no registration.

Tavern Night: A Taste of Ireland @ Noah Webster House
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Sláinte! A Taste of Ireland includes a traditional dinner, drinks, and live entertainment.

Guests will enjoy a delicious meal including homemade Guinness™ Steak Pie, green beans, pickled beets, Irish soda bread, and apple pandowdy for dessert. New this year, the Coogan School of Irish Dance of West Hartford demonstrates some traditional Irish step dancing for the crowd. After dinner, singer Tom Hooker Hanford will regale the audience with “A Rovin’” 18th-century tavern songs and Irish selections. Musician, artist, storyteller, and performer extraordinaire, Hanford not only has a beautiful voice, but also plays violin and guitar. At the end of the evening, guests will be invited to play historic tavern games such as Skittles, Captain’s Mistress, and Shove Ha’penny in the lantern-lit circa 1748 birthplace of Noah Webster.

Cinderella @ Conard High School
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Rediscover some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved songs and expect the unexpected in this clever retelling of Cinderella!

Old Church Concert Series @ Rocky Hill United Methodist Church
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Julia Russo’s haunting melodies have earned her a recent nomination as Folk Artist of the Year and her first album receiving acclaim as Folk Album of the Year by the International Music and Entertainment Awards. The “just- a-girl-a-guitar-and-her-voice” songs are deep and emoting. As she tenderly sings about love lost and reflective angst soulfully, her ability to find her voice within the songs couple with the production developed to be totally refreshing. Inspiring true songwriting artistry is what Julia accomplishes through a poetic literary lens by balancing empathy and connection with a thirst for comfort, immense gravitas, and sobering truth. Julia has been gaining ground performing in Connecticut, Boston, New York City, Nashville, and London.

Podunk Throwbacks are a “throwback” to a time when songwriters did not “lure” listeners with familiar covers and slip their own works in between, but believed in their songs enough to allow them to stand on their own….& that’s exactly what they do. Their music combines lyrics of life experience with jazz, rock, country, folk & classical influences, providing a little something for everyone to relate to. Together, the Podunk Throwbacks take front-man & songwriter, Todd Skilton’s musical perceptions of life and “throw them back” with a unique sound, no “gimmicks” or formulation & an energy that keeps the audience engaged.
The Podunk Throwbacks started as a duo in 2012, and have evolved into a 5-piece band over the years. They have taken their 3 hours of originals from coffeeshops and hardware stores to the Goshen Stampede, the Elm City Folk Festival &most recently, the Podunk Bluegrass Festival Acoustic stage. They have performed in venues all over CT, MA, NY & RI, & are currently working on their first cd

Lys Guillorn is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Shelton, CT whose stylistic shape-shifting has roots in folk and psych-rock. Her most recent release is a two-song single titled “Sunny Side Down,” which draws inspiration from Nancy Sinatra and garage rock. In addition, she has two full-length studio records of original material, an oddities collection, and an EP, all available on Bandcamp. In addition to performing solo, she plays with Lys Guillorn & Her Band, and Dangbats. “So if oddly uplifting, folk, blues country-infused acoustic semi-electric psychedelic dark pop music is your thing, please say hello to Lys Guillorn, you’ll get along just fine.” – Geraint Jones, Comes With a Smile #14 (UK)

Tavern Night: A Taste of Ireland @ Noah Webster House
Mar 17 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Sláinte! A Taste of Ireland includes a traditional dinner, drinks, and live entertainment.

Guests will enjoy a delicious meal including homemade Guinness™ Steak Pie, green beans, pickled beets, Irish soda bread, and apple pandowdy for dessert. New this year, the Coogan School of Irish Dance of West Hartford demonstrates some traditional Irish step dancing for the crowd. After dinner, singer Tom Hooker Hanford will regale the audience with “A Rovin’” 18th-century tavern songs and Irish selections. Musician, artist, storyteller, and performer extraordinaire, Hanford not only has a beautiful voice, but also plays violin and guitar. At the end of the evening, guests will be invited to play historic tavern games such as Skittles, Captain’s Mistress, and Shove Ha’penny in the lantern-lit circa 1748 birthplace of Noah Webster.

The Sommers Rosenthal Family Band Concert @ Milford Arts Council Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Sommers Rosenthal Family Band is one of the most exciting and diversely talented family bands on the scene today. Led by patriarch, Phil Rosenthal (former lead singer of The Seldom Scene), the group plays an eclectic mix of folk, bluegrass, and jazz stylings, featuring close vocal trios and adventurous instrumental solos. Lead vocals are split between bluegrass stalwart, Phil, and daughter, Naomi Sommers, a highly regarded singer-songwriter in her own right. Son, Daniel Rosenthal, serves as the group’s wildcard, by adding virtuosic yet understated bluegrass trumpet solos, as well as harmony vocals, bass and other stringed instrument accompaniment. Phil’s wife, Beth Sommers, adds beautiful harmony vocals to the mix as well, completing the family band.

Mar
18
Sat
O’Niantic 5K @ Niantic Bay Bicycles
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

#ONiantic. No blarney, this is a fast and flat 5K! Start and finish in front of Niantic Bay Bicycles and run by the quiet, off-season cottages in the Pine Grove community of Niantic, one of Hartford Marathon Foundation’s favorite shoreline spots.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan @ The Wadsworth Atheneum
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan is the long-awaited celebration of Japanese art at the Wadsworth Atheneum. With more than 50 paintings, prints, textiles, porcelain, and armaments taken from the Atheneum’s 1,000-object collection of Japanese art, the exhibition fully explores for the first time the depths of the museum’s holdings in this area.

“Our Strength is Our People” The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine @ Bruyette Atheneum at the University of St. Joseph
Mar 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Lewis Wickes Hine, a sociologist and pioneer in the field of documentary photography, aimed to portray a progressive and empathetic view of immigrants in America, contradicting views of them as criminals, carriers of disease, and contaminants of America’s Anglo-Saxon identity. In his funding proposal to the Guggenheim Foundation for the project he titled “Our Strength is Our People,” Hines states, “This project should give us light on the kinds of strength we have to build upon as a nation. Much emphasis is being put upon the dangers inherent in our alien groups, our unassimilated or even partly Americanized citizens – criticism based upon insufficient knowledge. A corrective for this would be better facilities for seeing, and so understanding, what the facts are.”

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong for Health @ Russell Library
Mar 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a one hour interactive workshop with Master Teacher David Chandler. In this workshop, David will share the history of Tai Chi, and participants will learn and experience basic principles and movements. Tai Chi is a popular complimentary health practice, taught throughout the world. Health benefits include improvement of symptoms of a number of health issues including arthritis, diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, pain, fibromyalgia, mental health disorders, to name a few. Benefits of regular practice also include improvement in flexibility, strength, balance, focus, mood, stress management and overall sense of well- being. No experience is necessary for this fun and informative workshop. David Chandler has been practicing Tai Chi for more than 40 years. He holds a Master’s degree in Integrative Health and Healing and teaches in various locations throughout Connecticut. You can learn more about him at www.eaglesquesttaichi.com

Science Saturday @ Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Mar 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

This fun drop-in program, designed for children ages 7-11, encourages participants to explore the intersections between art and science. Each month features a different gallery learning session, mini-experiment and hands-on art project. STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics), integrated fun.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Contemporary Look, LAA Faculty, Holding Still, and Industrious America @ Lyme Art Association
Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Contemporary Look, LAA Faculty, Holding Still, and Industrious America @ Lyme Art Association | Old Lyme | Connecticut | United States

Four exhibitions, each with a different theme, all by member artists: 1) representational works that push the boundaries and lean toward the abstract, 2) a special exhibition of work by the talented LAA faculty, 3) still life paintings, and 4) scenes of work and industry. The opening reception for all four exhibitions is free to the public, and will be held on Sunday, March 26 from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Nutmeg State Orchid Show and Sale “Come See our Bloomers!” @ West Hartford Town Hall and Conference Center
Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Nutmeg State Orchid Society present the 7th annual Orchid Show & Sale.
This is an American Orchid Society (AOS) judged show.
Experience the beauty of hundreds of blooming orchids from around the world.
Purchase choice orchids from internationally recognized orchid growers.
Purchase related arts & crafts from a variety of artisan vendors.
Learn about growing orchids from knowledgeable professionals.

My Fair Lady Presented by the New Haven Symphony Orchestra @ Hamden Middle School
Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

I could have danced all night! The NHSO performs its first full-length musical, Lerner and Lowe’s My Fair Lady, with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra onstage. Enjoy “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,”“On the Street Where You Live,” “I’m Getting Married in the Morning,” in this concertized production.
Chelsea Tipton, conductor
Lisa Williamson – Eliza Doolittle
Gary Harger – Henry Higgins
George McTyre – Colonel Pickering

The Stone House is Open for Tours! @ The Stone House
Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Stone House in Deep River (which was known as Saybrook until 1947) was built in 1840 by Deacon Ezra Southworth for he and his new wife, Eunice Post Southworth. The house was built using stone quarried on the property. The original flat tin roof was later replaced by a gabled roof. A rear addition was constructed in 1881, just before the marriage of the Southworth’s son, Ezra Job Birney Southworth, to Fanny Shortland of Chester. The wraparound porch was added to the house in 1898. Deacon Ezra’s granddaughter, Ada Southworth Munson, who died in 1946, bequeathed the property to the Deep River Historical Society. It is now a house museum open to the public. On the property, there is also a late nineteenth century barn (now called the carriage house) and a section from an old bleach house, owned by Pratt, Read & Co., which was used for whitening ivory. At one time, Pratt Read in Deep River and Comstock, Cheney & Co. in Ivoryton, dominated the ivory products manufacturing industry in the U.S.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

The Sommers Rosenthal Family Band @ St Ann's Episcopal Church
Mar 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Sommers Rosenthal Family Band is one of the most exciting and diversely talented family bands on the scene today. Led by patriarch, Phil Rosenthal (former lead singer of The Seldom Scene), the group plays an eclectic mix of folk, bluegrass, and jazz stylings, featuring close vocal trios and adventurous instrumental solos. Lead vocals are split between bluegrass stalwart, Phil, and daughter, Naomi Sommers, a highly regarded singer-songwriter in her own right. Son, Daniel Rosenthal, serves as the group’s wildcard, by adding virtuosic yet understated bluegrass trumpet solos, as well as harmony vocals, bass and other stringed instrument accompaniment. Phil’s wife, Beth Sommers, adds beautiful harmony vocals to the mix as well, completing the family band.

Cinderella @ Conard High School
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Rediscover some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved songs and expect the unexpected in this clever retelling of Cinderella!

On the Serious Side: Tower Of Power Tribute @ The Kate
Mar 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The music of Tower of Power played in all it’s glory by Connecticut’s only Tower of Power Tribute band “On the Serious Side” With groovin’ rhythms, and great vocals, all the horns come out for a night of urban soul music.

Mar
19
Sun
Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Nutmeg State Orchid Show and Sale: “Come See our Bloomers!” @ West Hartford Town Hall And Conference Center
Mar 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Nutmeg State Orchid Society present the 7th annual Orchid Show & Sale.
This is an American Orchid Society (AOS) judged show.
Experience the beauty of hundreds of blooming orchids from around the world.
Purchase choice orchids from internationally recognized orchid growers.
Purchase related arts & crafts from a variety of artisan vendors.
Learn about growing orchids from knowledgeable professionals and hobbyists.

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan @ The Wadsworth Atheneum
Mar 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan is the long-awaited celebration of Japanese art at the Wadsworth Atheneum. With more than 50 paintings, prints, textiles, porcelain, and armaments taken from the Atheneum’s 1,000-object collection of Japanese art, the exhibition fully explores for the first time the depths of the museum’s holdings in this area.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Contemporary Look, LAA Faculty, Holding Still, and Industrious America @ Lyme Art Association
Mar 19 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Contemporary Look, LAA Faculty, Holding Still, and Industrious America @ Lyme Art Association | Old Lyme | Connecticut | United States

Four exhibitions, each with a different theme, all by member artists: 1) representational works that push the boundaries and lean toward the abstract, 2) a special exhibition of work by the talented LAA faculty, 3) still life paintings, and 4) scenes of work and industry. The opening reception for all four exhibitions is free to the public, and will be held on Sunday, March 26 from 2 pm to 4 pm.

O’Hartford 5K @ Bushnell Park
Mar 19 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

#OHartford. Get your Irish Up! O’Hartford 5K and Wee Mile o’fficially caps off St. Patrick’s festivities. Join in this 3.1 mile moving party through downtown Hartford.

St. Patty’s costumes encouraged. Prizes awarded to the most uniquely dressed participants. Irish bagpipers, Celtic fiddlers, refreshments and beer all waiting for you.

“Our Strength is Our People” The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine @ Bruyette Auditorium University of St. Joseph
Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Lewis Wickes Hine, a sociologist and pioneer in the field of documentary photography, aimed to portray a progressive and empathetic view of immigrants in America, contradicting views of them as criminals, carriers of disease, and contaminants of America’s Anglo-Saxon identity. In his funding proposal to the Guggenheim Foundation for the project he titled “Our Strength is Our People,” Hines states, “This project should give us light on the kinds of strength we have to build upon as a nation. Much emphasis is being put upon the dangers inherent in our alien groups, our unassimilated or even partly Americanized citizens – criticism based upon insufficient knowledge. A corrective for this would be better facilities for seeing, and so understanding, what the facts are.”

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

Mystic Irish Parade @ Mystic Seaport
Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Three hour long parade celebrating Irish heritage featuring bands, floats, dignitaries, national acts and local groups.

The Stone House is Open for Tours! @ The Stone House
Mar 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Stone House in Deep River (which was known as Saybrook until 1947) was built in 1840 by Deacon Ezra Southworth for he and his new wife, Eunice Post Southworth. The house was built using stone quarried on the property. The original flat tin roof was later replaced by a gabled roof. A rear addition was constructed in 1881, just before the marriage of the Southworth’s son, Ezra Job Birney Southworth, to Fanny Shortland of Chester. The wraparound porch was added to the house in 1898. Deacon Ezra’s granddaughter, Ada Southworth Munson, who died in 1946, bequeathed the property to the Deep River Historical Society. It is now a house museum open to the public. On the property, there is also a late nineteenth century barn (now called the carriage house) and a section from an old bleach house, owned by Pratt, Read & Co., which was used for whitening ivory. At one time, Pratt Read in Deep River and Comstock, Cheney & Co. in Ivoryton, dominated the ivory products manufacturing industry in the U.S.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Jeremiah Tall @ Leif Nilsson Spring Street Studio and Gallery
Mar 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Inspired by an unwavering love for summers spent in the mountains, along with the tall tales from his youth, Jeremiah Tall is a one-man show based out of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Tall’s tales range from the struggles of finding your feet on an ever-changing landscape to fictional stories of cowboys and the common man’s battle with the devil. A hand painted suitcase converted into a kick drum provides a backbone to his own throwback spin on folk rock.

Music & More presents The Maccabeats @ Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek
Mar 19 @ 5:00 pm
Music & More presents The Maccabeats @ Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek | Chester | Connecticut | United States

On Sunday March 19, 2017 Music & More in Chester, CT will host a special concert featuring The Maccabeats – Premier A Cappella. The Maccabeats have entertained and inspired hundreds of audiences around the world, from Alabama to New Zealand and everywhere in between. Using nothing more than the unadulterated human voice, a clean-cut presentation, and a little Jewish humor, this unique group of singers is able to connect with fans of all ages.

No Mind @ Octane
Mar 19 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

No Mind has an eclectic feel to them, playing everything from classically inspired piano melodies to jam band style originals.

Mar
21
Tue
TEDxHCH Library Salon @ Henry Carter Hull Library
Mar 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Join us on the third Tuesday of the month for TEDxHCHLibrary Salon! Guided by TED talks, experts and members of our community, join us on the third Tuesday of the month, in a safe, provocative and comfortable place for engaging ideas.

Adults Only Coloring Program @ Henry Carter Hull Library
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Held for adults only in the small conference. Colored pencils and pictures provided. Bring coffee, snacks, lunch. Join us for some relaxing fun.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

Learn to Manipulate a Marionette @ Russell Library
Mar 21 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

In celebration of World Puppetry Day and National Day of Puppetry, adults and children are invited to come and learn the basics of manipulating a “string puppet”, also known as a marionette.
All ages are welcome.
Drop-in, no registration.

Bridging the Arts Winter Film Series @ The Kate
Mar 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Curated film series co-sponsored by Lyme Academy College of the Arts and The Kate. The film series features art films produced by the highly regarded Checkerboard Film Foundation, Inc., which document iconic artists who are making unique and important contributions to American arts.

Deep River Garden Club @ Deep River Ambulance Headquarters
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us as we plan our gardens and learn new things from each others knowledge!

Women’s Writers Group @ Women and Family Life Center
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Come be in a safe and welcoming environment and either continue your writing project or see how it feels to put your thoughts on paper!

Mar
22
Wed
Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan @ Wadsworth Atheneum
Mar 22 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan is the long-awaited celebration of Japanese art at the Wadsworth Atheneum. With more than 50 paintings, prints, textiles, porcelain, and armaments taken from the Atheneum’s 1,000-object collection of Japanese art, the exhibition fully explores for the first time the depths of the museum’s holdings in this area.

Contemporary Look, LAA Faculty, Holding Still, and Industrious America @ Lyme Art Association
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Contemporary Look, LAA Faculty, Holding Still, and Industrious America @ Lyme Art Association | Old Lyme | Connecticut | United States

Four exhibitions, each with a different theme, all by member artists: 1) representational works that push the boundaries and lean toward the abstract, 2) a special exhibition of work by the talented LAA faculty, 3) still life paintings, and 4) scenes of work and industry. The opening reception for all four exhibitions is free to the public, and will be held on Sunday, March 26 from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Spring Fashion Show Luncheon @ Langley's Restaurant
Mar 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The New London/Waterford Auxiliary invites you (and friends) to our Spring Fashion Show Luncheon: Spring is Here!

Come with a friend and enjoy Women’s and Men’s Spring & Summer fashions from Macy’s in the Crystal Mall. Fashions will be modeled by Child & Family Agency Auxiliary & Board Members Alva Greenberg, Woody Comstock, Mary Dangremond, Derek Pirruccello, Pat Thompson, Mary Ellen Michalowski, Rick Calvert, and more!

Celebrating World Water Day: A Physicist’s Perspective @ Russell Library
Mar 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

Professor Bill Graham of Queens University of Belfast is an expert in the physics and chemistry of atmospheric pressure plasmas and plasmas created in liquids and their applications to fields such as medicine and the environment. His talk will begin with a walk through the science of why water behaves as it does, why it’s important to life and why it is on earth. This will be followed by a gentle wade through some of the current research now being pursued worldwide, including at both Queen’s University in Belfast and Wesleyan University, which seeks to explore and exploit the water-based phenomena induced when the 2nd State of Matter (liquid) interacts with the 4th State of Matter (plasma). There will be some deviations into other water-related phenomena along the way.

Meditation in the World @ Guest House Retreat and Conference Center
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Join us as we build commmunity, in our community. All are welcome. New to meditation? All are welcome.

Mar
23
Thu
Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan @ Wadsworth Atheneum
Mar 23 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan is the long-awaited celebration of Japanese art at the Wadsworth Atheneum. With more than 50 paintings, prints, textiles, porcelain, and armaments taken from the Atheneum’s 1,000-object collection of Japanese art, the exhibition fully explores for the first time the depths of the museum’s holdings in this area.

Contemporary Look, LAA Faculty, Holding Still, and Industrious America @ Lyme Art Association
Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Contemporary Look, LAA Faculty, Holding Still, and Industrious America @ Lyme Art Association | Old Lyme | Connecticut | United States

Four exhibitions, each with a different theme, all by member artists: 1) representational works that push the boundaries and lean toward the abstract, 2) a special exhibition of work by the talented LAA faculty, 3) still life paintings, and 4) scenes of work and industry. The opening reception for all four exhibitions is free to the public, and will be held on Sunday, March 26 from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Mar
24
Fri
Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan @ Wadsworth Atheneum
Mar 24 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan is the long-awaited celebration of Japanese art at the Wadsworth Atheneum. With more than 50 paintings, prints, textiles, porcelain, and armaments taken from the Atheneum’s 1,000-object collection of Japanese art, the exhibition fully explores for the first time the depths of the museum’s holdings in this area.

Contemporary Look, LAA Faculty, Holding Still, and Industrious America @ Lyme Art Association
Mar 24 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Contemporary Look, LAA Faculty, Holding Still, and Industrious America @ Lyme Art Association | Old Lyme | Connecticut | United States

Four exhibitions, each with a different theme, all by member artists: 1) representational works that push the boundaries and lean toward the abstract, 2) a special exhibition of work by the talented LAA faculty, 3) still life paintings, and 4) scenes of work and industry. The opening reception for all four exhibitions is free to the public, and will be held on Sunday, March 26 from 2 pm to 4 pm.