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April 1

A total of 34 events have been found.

Art Exhibits/Openings

12:00 pm

White Works at Javapalooza

White Works at Javapalooza; Javapalooza, 330 Main Street, Middletown, CT , 06457

White Works at Javapalooza

Ralph Levesque of Madison is exhibiting new work using white as a main color. “Throughout my career I find myself returning to a miniseries
of predominately white paintings. These series may last for 1 to 4 works and last for several weeks then I move on ...and return again
to the white works for another series... again and again” Ralph Levesque, Artist. The show consists of a sampling of recent abstract work and mixed media.

Show Dates: April 1st - April 30th, 2012

Javapalooza Café
330 Main Street
Middletown CT 06457

860-346-5282 www.javapaloozacafe.com

9:00 am

Works by Anne Culver and Susan Nally

New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT

Runs through April 29.

10:00 am

Divine Gold A Look At Art By Grace Zazzaro

The Gold Smiths &Silversmiths Co., 9 West Main St., Mystic, CT , 06355

Divine Gold At Art By Grace Zazzaro
March 23 - April 30, 2012
Reception March 30, 5:00-8:00 pm

The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co.
9 West Main St.
Mystic, CT. 06355

10:00 am

On Holiday: The Artist Travels and Drawing Attention

On Holiday: The Artist Travels and Drawing Attention; Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Travel and vacation scenes by member artists, as well as a special exhibition by the prestigious Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists in the Goodman Gallery. A special exhibition of charcoal, pencil and pen and ink drawings by member artists will also be on display. Opening Reception: Friday, March 9, 6 - 8pm.

9:00 am

Works by Lisa Zilker

Congregatin Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek Gallery, 55 East Kings Highway, Chester, CT

Runs through third week of April. Zilker's works may be purchased through the synagogue office.

10:00 am

“Treasures from the Collections,”

Mystic Seaport, Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic, CT

Mystic Seaport searched its collection of over two million historic maritime artifacts, art, and photographs to identify 200 of the most important objects for display in this new exhibit. Many of these objects have never before been put on public display.

9:00 am

Works by Linda Loen and Marge Casey

Simply Pearls at the Shops at Water's Edge, 1587 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT

Features oils in new still lives, new landscapes, and Asian art. Runs through April 30.

9:00 am

The Sabbath of History

Knights of Columbus Museum, 1 State Street, New Haven, CT

Runs through Sept. 16.

11:30 am

Canvases for a Cause

Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water Street, Mystic, CT , 06355

Sails Up 4 Cancer will present Canvases for a Cause, an art exhibit and sale, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water Street, Mystic.
Art lovers and sailing enthusiasts are invited to this casual wine brunch with guest lecturer Russ Kramer, president and fellow of the American Society of Marine Artists, and many art exhibitors from the area.
A portion from the art sales, along with proceeds from the silent auction, will go to Sails Up 4 Cancer. Supervised art instruction will be available for the children.
Registration is $25 per adult and $30 at the door. For more information visit SU4C.ORG or contact events@su4c.org or call (860) 383-5405.


4:00 pm

St. Baldrick's Shaving and Silent Auction

Historic Ship Nautilus Museum, One Crystal Lake Road, Groton, CT , 06340

We are holding a head shaving event to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer. Come and watch volunteers have their heads shaved in solidarity with these children who are fighting a daily battle, hear stories of how childhood cancer has touched many lives, and participate in a silent auction with awesome items from tons of local vendors.

7:00 am

Men's Palm Sunday Breakfast, Apr. 1, Deep River

First Congregational Church of Deep River, 1 Church St., Deep River, CT

7 a.m., Communion in the Sanctuary; 7:30 a.m., Bountiful Breakfast with donation; 8:15 a.m., Program; open to all area men; speaker is the Rev. Dr. Peter Allen, Vice President of Simply Smiles, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to providing bright futures for impoverished children; call or email your reservations to: congregational.chrch@snet.net, (860) 526-5045 or visit www.deepriverchurch.org.

3:00 pm


GUILFORD-Barn Again; Medad Stone Tavern, 197 Three Mile Course, Guilford, , 06437

Tour The Guilford Keeping Society's 1897 barn at the Medad Stone Tavern and learn the challenges faced in its restoration. It's a must for fans of old barns and historic buildings. See the Tavern and stay for refreshments.

1:30 pm

Sixth Annual Edible Books Festival

Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Rd., Groton, CT , 06340

This is no April Fool's Joke! Sponsored by the Friends of the Bill Memorial and Mystic & Noank Libraries and the Groton Public Library Circle of Friends, all are invited to enjoy the creative "books" prepared by individuals, families, book groups and more. The best part is that all creations are edible! Come early to enjoy the showing, stay later for the raffle and the tastings! Call the individual libraries for information on deadlines for entries. The event will be held at the Groton Public Library. This family event is free and open to all.

11:30 am

Canvases for a Cause, Apr. 1, Mystic

Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water St., Mystic, CT

Art Lovers & Sailing Enthusiasts; a casual wine brunch exhibition and sale of Maritime Art; featuring a presentation by Russ Kramer, fellow and president of The American Society of Marine Artists; silent auction featuring artwork donated by local artists; guided art activities for children; $25 per adult; $30 at the door; register online at www.su4c.org; (860) 383-5405.

8:30 am





10:00 am

CEDIGPNT: Digital Painting

CEDIGPNT: Digital Painting; Lyme Academy College of Fine Art, 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Instructor: Morgan Page
Sundays, Apr 1 - May 13, 2012, 10am - 1pm, (no class Apr 8 & May 6)

This course is an intensive introduction to the world of digital drawing and
painting through the use of Photoshop CS4. Students will create and develop
digital images from scratch using drawing and painting techniques, collage, masking, compositing, and precise color adjustment. While integrating solid visual design principles and conceptual strategies for the purposes of art making.


1:00 pm

Bunny Hop Easter Egg Hunt

Bunny Hop Easter Egg Hunt; Wild Rose Horse Farm, 536 Raymond Hill Rd, Uncasville, , 06382

Easter egg hunt for kids. The child with the most eggs get a photo shoot with our pony Jimmeh; $10; 860- 442-1353

12:00 pm

Riverhouse Properties First Annual Barbeque Cook Off for the Coalition

The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station, 55 Bridge Road, Haddam, CT

Benefits Healthy Kids-Healthy Communities. Categories: chicken, pulled pork, brisket, and ribs.
Cost: 420; $8 (children 5 to 12); free (children younger than 5).

2:00 pm

MADISON-Ivy & Bean

MADISON-Ivy & Bean; RJ Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Rd., Madison, CT

Ivy & Bean, FOOL-A-GROWN-UP-DAY! Celebrate April Fool's Day with Ivy and Bean! Learn some good ways to fool the grownups in your life. We will read a bit from an Ivy and Bean story, too.


Palm Sunday Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

St. Mary School, 62 Cedar Street, Branford, CT

Tickets: $7 (adults); $5 (senior citizens/children); free (children younger than 2). Tickets available at door. Pancake breakfast includes eggs and sausage. Photo with the Easter Bunny: $5. Includes spring flower sale, crafts for children, and raffles.

3:00 pm

Matt Tavares, "There Goes Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived"

Matt Tavares, RJ Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Rd., Madison, CT

Ted Williams was an ordinary kid who dreamed of being the greatest hitter who ever lived, then dedicated his life to making that dream come true. Matt Tavares captures the fun of baseball and the lesson of working hard for what you want.

9:00 am

Caring Bunny is Coming to Crystal Mall to Create Extraordinary Experiences for Children with Special Needs

Crystal Mall, 850 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford, CT

Caring Bunny is hopping into Crystal Mall for children with special needs and their families at the Easter set, Lower Level. The event will be held prior to mall opening, so that accommodations can be made to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of all guests. Guests will listen to social stories that explain and anticipate the actions involved during their Bunny visit, then engage in coloring and other activities while they wait for their number to be called for their magical visit. Caring Bunny is a joint program developed by The Noerr Programs, the digital imaging company that provides the Bunny Photo Experience for malls nationwide and AbilityPath.org, a national online resource hub and special needs community. RSVP’s are requested at www.abilitypath.org.

Misc. Events

Stop & Shop, 105 Elm Street, Old Saybrook, CT

Dozens of dogs and puppies available for adoption, plus bake sale, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and Easter/Spring baskets for sale.

9:00 am

Big Food: Health, Culture, and the Evolution of Eating

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT

Runs through Dec. 2. Collaboration between the Peabody, the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE) at the Yale School of Public Health, and the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity.


3:00 pm

Essex Winter Series - WINDFEST

Essex Winter Series - WINDFEST; Valley Regional High School, 256 Kelsey Hill Road, Deep River, CT , 06417

Our Fenton Brown Emerging Artists Concert this year features world-renowned clarinetist David Shifrin and french hornist William Purvis and three spectacular new artists: Kelli Kathman, flute, Carl Oswald, oboe, and Adrian Morejon, bassoon. The program will include works by Vivaldi, Mozart, Francais, Schifrin, and Nielsen. Don't miss our final concert of the 2012 season! Tickets are available online, by phone, or at Stonewear Clothing, 1 Essex Square, Essex.

4:00 pm

Yale Camerata Chamber Chorus Presents Passio of Arvo Part in Music for Palm

St. Thomas's Episcopal Church, 830 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT

Free and open to public. No tickets required.

7:00 pm

Craig “Honeyboy” Edwards

Bar 33, 33 Golden St, New London., CT

— 7-10 p.m.,

3:00 pm

Essex Winter Series Features Windfest, Fenton Brown Emerging Artists Concert

Valley Regional High School, Kelsey Hill Road, Deep River, CT


1:00 pm

Madison Land Conservation Trust HIKE

Madison Land Conservation Trust HIKE; Mica Ledge Hike, 190 Cream Pot Road, Durham, CT , 06422

Join the Madison Land Conservation Trust for a hike on the scenic Mica Ledges Trail. The Mica Ledges Trail enjoys some of the best views in the area. The hike will last about 2 hours. Hikers should be ready for a few scrambles up and down rocky slopes. Sturdy shoes are recommended. Dogs must be on a leash. In the event of rain or high winds, the hike will be canceled.

Directions: The Mica Ledges trail head is at the end of Cream Pot Road in Durham. From the Madison traffic circle, take Route 79 north 7.9 miles to Route 17. Take a sharp left onto Route 17. Continue 1/10th of a mile south on Route 17, then turn left onto Route 77. Follow Route 77 7/10ths of a mile to Cream Pot Road on the lefthand side, between two stone pillars. Follow Cream Pot Road past the Durham town maintenance yard bearing right, up the hill. Continue uphill to the end, a small cul-de-sac. Park along the road or on the cul-de-sac. Questions? Call 245-7817.

1:00 pm

Madisno Land Conservation Trust Hike on Mica Ledges Trial

Mica Ledges Trail, End of Cream Pot Road, Durham, CT

Two-hour hike. Prepare for scrambles up and down rocky slopes. Sturdy shoes recommended. Dogs must be leashed. In event of rain or high winds, hike is canceled. Mica Ledges trail head is located at the end of Cream Pot Road, Durham. Park along road or on cul-de-sac.


Daniel Hand High School Presents Legally Blonde

Daniel Hand High School, , Madison, CT

7 p.m. (Wednesday through Saturday); 1 p.m. (Saturday; 4 p.m. (Sunday). Advance tickets: $10 (available in Daniel Hand main office and at R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison, until 5 p.m. night of show). Tickets at door: $15.

Morgan School Musical Theatre Presents Fiddler on the Roof

The Morgan School - Auditorium, 27 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton, CT

7 p.m. (Thursday); 8 p.m. (Friday and Saturday); 2:30 p.m. (Sunday).

NBRANFORD-NBHS Drama Club Presents Oklahoma!; North Branford Auditorium, 654 Foxon Road, North Branford, CT , 06471

Originally produced in 1943, this musical which boasts classic songs such as “Surrey with a Fringe on Top”, “People Will Say We’re in Love”, “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning” and of course “Oklahoma!” was the first collaboration between Rodgers and Hammerstein and is the first R & H musical produced by NBHS Drama. The musical tells the story of the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys. This provides a colorful background against which Curly (played by senior Stephen Krom), a handsome cowboy, and Laurey (played by Laurin Gagne), a winsome farm girl, play out their love story.

Show dates and times are: Friday, March 30th and Saturday March 31st at 7:00 p.m. in the North Branford Auditorium. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for Senior Citizens and children under 12 and may be purchased in advance at the box office.

Box office dates:
Mon 3/12 5:00pm-7:00pm
Thurs 3/15 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Mon 3/19 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Wed 3/21 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Mon 3/26 3:30 pm-5:30 pm
Wed 3/28 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Thurs 3/29 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Tickets will be available at the door prior to performances subject to availability.

2:00 pm

“Always…Patsy Cline”

“Always…Patsy Cline”; Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street , Ivoryton, CT , 06442

860-767-7318 /on-line at www.ivorytonplayhouse.org
$40 adults/ $35 seniors/ $20 students/$15 children
2 p.m. Wednesday & Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday & Thursday and 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday ; through April 1

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