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Downton Abbey Fashion & Social Change

Saturday, Apr. 25, 2015, 4:00 pm
Downton Abbey Fashion & Social Change;

Education/Lectures

Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument St., Groton, CT , 06340

Downton Abbey fans take note: You will appreciate the show on a whole new level if you attend this free program at the Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument Street, Groton, Connecticut on April 25 at 4 PM.

University of Rhode Island Historic Textile and Costume Collections Manger Susan Jerome will be dissecting the apparel worn in the Downton Abbey series to reveal how the changes taking place in society in the early 20th Century were reflected in the fashion. Political, social and technological advances were all having an impact on what people wore, and the evolution as it appears in the fabrics, colors and cut of the clothing is remarkable to follow.

While the Downton Abbey production pays meticulous attention to costuming, the PowerPoint presentation will look back at what was fashionable - real or otherwise – when the series was being created and at some of the influential designers and others who contributed during the first five seasons.

Ms Jerome earned her MS degree from the University of Rhode Island, Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design. She is a textile and quilt conservator and a consultant to museums and historical societies. An avid textilian, she is happiest when writing, talking and doing all things textile. She can be reached at susanjjerome@comcast.net or 860-705-8245.

For reservations, please call the library at 860-445-0392 or the Avery-Copp House at 860-445-1637 or email averycopphouse@sbcglobal.net.

Free Fertility Testing Event April 25th

Saturday, Apr. 25, 2015, 10:00 am

Education/Lectures

The Center for Advanced Reproductive Services, 2 BATTERSON PARK ROAD, Farmington , CT , 06032

Offered by the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services in Recognition of National Infertility Awareness Week

Is your biological clock ticking? How easy will it be to become pregnant when you decide the time is right? To find out roughly how much time you have left to become pregnant, come to the Center’s Free Fertility Event to be held on Saturday, April 25th, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Center’s brand-new facility on 2 Batterson Park Road in Farmington. The event is open to women ages 30-42.

For more information and to register for the event, go to: http://www.uconnfertility.com/2015/04/free-fertility-screening-april-25th-sign-up-now/

Education/Lectures

Connecticut College, Meet at Benham Avenue, Benham Avenue, East End at Railroad Tracks, Waterford, CT , 06385

Through the study of geology, we come to understand how the earth came to be. Beverly Chomiak will uncover Mamacoke Island’s long and complex history. Participants will climb the island, from sand flats to rock-strewn summit, and learn the origins of many of its remarkable features. Wear sturdy shoes and long pants appropriate for hiking. Meet and park at the east end of Benham Avenue, Waterford, just before the railroad tracks. $5 Connecticut College Arboretum members, $10 general public. Email arbor@conncoll.edu or call 860-439-5020 for more information.

Education/Lectures

Connecticut College, Olin Science Center Observatory, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT , 06320

Come celebrate the night skies and enjoy binocular and telescopic views of the Moon, Jupiter, Orion Nebula and more, weather permitting. Plus tours of the springtime night sky, computer and hands-on childrens’ astronomy activities will be held throughout the evening. Open no matter what the weather.

Guest speakers:
R. M. “Max” Maxwell, Mystic Seaport, “How to use a star wheel”. This talk will be followed by a sky tour using star guides and wheels, weather permitting. Talk start times: 7:45 & 8:45 p.m.

Dr. Lorraine Allen, Professor of Physics, US-CGA: “The Sun’s Dynamic Magnetic Field”. Talk start times: 7:45 & 9:15 p.m.

Speaker to be announced, “First Contact! Pluto”. Talk start times: 8:30 & 9:20 p.m.

For more information, contact Leslie Brown (860-439-2345).

Education/Lectures

Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd, West Hartford, CT , 06119

Calling all improv fanatics and amateurs alike! It’s time to sharpen your quick wit, to focus on your inner ham that makes appearances at parties and get-togethers. Beginning on April 27, Playhouse on Park is excited to offer an Adult Intermediate Improvisation class led by returning instructor Claire Zick.

Intermediate Improvisation continues work on the fundamental principles of improvisation while introducing short-form improv games. The focus will include concepts such as status, tilt and re-incorporation, using the environment and non-linear narrative. The emphasis will be on character work, creating narratives and playing with commitment.

Claire Zick moved to West Hartford from Seattle where she was an ensemble member at Unexpected Productions, Seattle's first and most reputable improv theater company. She performed weekly in Seattle Theatresports™ and long-form shows such as Harold, Spoken, Blank Slate, Fakespeare, The Melanie Game, Campfire, A(n) Improvised Christmas Carol , Black Eyed Blonde, Impressionistic Horror, and improvised versions of movie genres. She was also the Assistant Artistic Director and only female member of Sisters of Sal, a long-form improvisational comedy troupe that won Seattle CageMatch and performed with Ryan Stiles. She has studied improv at Unexpected Productions, Magnet Theater, and UCB Theatre. Her instructors have included Randy Dixon, Matt Smith, Jill Farris, Armando Diaz, Christian Capozzoli, Keith Johnstone and Mick Napier. Locally she has been seen in Vanities, Isn't it Romantic, Arsenic and Old Lace and Lend Me a Tenor as well as other scripted and improv productions in theaters around the state.


Prerequisites include Intro to Improvisation, or permission from the instructor. The class will accommodate up to 14 adults, so early sign up is encouraged. Each improv class meets at the Playhouse on Mondays from 7:00 pm-10:00 pm, with the exception of May 25. Adult Intermediate Improv runs until June 22 and will close with a performance by students on June 23. The fee is $200. To register, visit the Education page at www.playhouseonpark.org, and download the registration form, or call 860-523-5900 x10 for more information. Playhouse on Park is located at 244 Park Road, West Hartford, CT, 06119.

Education/Lectures

Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd, West Hartford, CT , 06119

Calling all improv fanatics and amateurs alike! It’s time to sharpen your quick wit, to focus on your inner ham that makes appearances at parties and get-togethers. Beginning on April 27, Playhouse on Park is excited to offer an Adult Intermediate Improvisation class led by returning instructor Claire Zick.

Intermediate Improvisation continues work on the fundamental principles of improvisation while introducing short-form improv games. The focus will include concepts such as status, tilt and re-incorporation, using the environment and non-linear narrative. The emphasis will be on character work, creating narratives and playing with commitment.

Claire Zick moved to West Hartford from Seattle where she was an ensemble member at Unexpected Productions, Seattle's first and most reputable improv theater company. She performed weekly in Seattle Theatresports™ and long-form shows such as Harold, Spoken, Blank Slate, Fakespeare, The Melanie Game, Campfire, A(n) Improvised Christmas Carol , Black Eyed Blonde, Impressionistic Horror, and improvised versions of movie genres. She was also the Assistant Artistic Director and only female member of Sisters of Sal, a long-form improvisational comedy troupe that won Seattle CageMatch and performed with Ryan Stiles. She has studied improv at Unexpected Productions, Magnet Theater, and UCB Theatre. Her instructors have included Randy Dixon, Matt Smith, Jill Farris, Armando Diaz, Christian Capozzoli, Keith Johnstone and Mick Napier. Locally she has been seen in Vanities, Isn't it Romantic, Arsenic and Old Lace and Lend Me a Tenor as well as other scripted and improv productions in theaters around the state.


Prerequisites include Intro to Improvisation, or permission from the instructor. The class will accommodate up to 14 adults, so early sign up is encouraged. Each improv class meets at the Playhouse on Mondays from 7:00 pm-10:00 pm, with the exception of May 25. Adult Intermediate Improv runs until June 22 and will close with a performance by students on June 23. The fee is $200. To register, visit the Education page at www.playhouseonpark.org, and download the registration form, or call 860-523-5900 x10 for more information. Playhouse on Park is located at 244 Park Road, West Hartford, CT, 06119.

Open House

Wednesday, Apr. 29, 2015, 6:00 pm

Education/Lectures

Saint Bernard School, 1593 Norwich-New London Tpke, Uncasville, CT , 06382

SAINT BERNARD SCHOOL in Uncasville, CT is a college preparatory, Catholic, co-educational school for students in grades 6 -12.

Open House. Wednesday, April 29 at 6:00 pm. Learn about our excellent academic, arts, athletic, extra-curricular, college counseling and tuition assistance programs.

REGISTER online at www.beasaint.us

For more information contact the Office of Admissions at 860 -848-1271 ext. 108 or 131 or email us at admissions@saint-bernard.com.

Friends of Fort Trumbull

Thursday, Apr. 30, 2015, 7:00 pm
Friends of Fort Trumbull ;

Education/Lectures

Fort Trumbull Conference Center, 90 Walbach St., New London, CT , 06320

On April 30, 2015, the Friends of Fort Trumbull State Park will present the first speaker in the 2015 series entitled Windows on the World of Fort Trumbull. This series of programs has been based upon the periods in history that were significant to Fort Trumbull.

In 2010, in honor of John Hanrahan-the first President of the organization- the Friends commissioned a set of window panels by Artist and Teacher- Edward Tuccio- to enlighten visitors to the park as to what is available inside the Visitors Center.
Using the window panels in the Visitor’s Center as a guide, June Hoye, the program co-chair, has planned presentations on the Role of the Fort in The Revolutionary War, The Civil War, World War I & II, and the Cold War. The History of the Coast Guard at the Fort has also been included.
To introduce the series, Edward Baker, the retired Executive Director of the New London County Historical Society, located at the Shaw Mansion in downtown New London, will speak on The Battle of Fort Trumbull and Fort Griswold. Prior to his time at the Historical Society, Mr. Baker supervised work in the Interpretation Department at the Mystic Seaport, and before that as the Farm and Garden supervisor at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Gaining and sharing insights to the past have been the primary focus of his work.
The presentation will be at the Fort Trumbull Conference Center in New London at 7 p.m. The presentation is open to the public but seating is limited. Refreshments will follow the presentation. New members are always welcome. www.fortfriends.org

Introduction to Photographic Composition - Ronald Zincone;

Education/Lectures

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

This course will guide you to developing "a photographer's eye" in which you will better your imagery and artwork by learning how to see composing elements such as good light, shapes, forms, lines, patterns, colors, angles and much more!

This one-day course will be held twice:
Thursday, April 30, 6-9 pm, or
Thursday, June 4, 6-9 pm.
$47 for one class.

Contact Ron at ronald@ronaldzinconephotography.com to register.

9th Annual Autism Education Conference, May 1, Waterford;

Education/Lectures

Great Neck Country Club, 28 Lamphere Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., doors open at 7:30 a.m.; an all day workshop with nationally renown author/speaker Dr. Jed Baker. The title of his workshop is "No More Meltdowns." He will discuss preventing challenging behaviors, teaching social skills and reducing bullying. To register go to www.lhcampus.com; $65 early bird fee paid by March 1, 2015; $75 paid by April 25, 2015.

Introduction to Computers, May 1, N.London

Friday, May. 1, 2015, 10:00 am

Education/Lectures

Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St, New London, CT , 06320

Contact: Madhu Gupta 860-447-1411 x 3 mgupta@plnl.org

This hands-on class is for the beginner who has little or no experience using a computer. It will introduce you to the basics of computer terminology and the popular word processing program Microsoft WORD. There are no prerequisites for this class. Seats are limited to 5. Register at the information desk or call the library.

Mother-Infant Breastfeeding Support Group

Friday, May. 1, 2015, 10:00 am
Mother-Infant Breastfeeding Support Group;

Education/Lectures

Women and Family Life Center, 96 Fair Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

This is an informal support group for moms and infants. In the comfort of a small group, you may discuss anything from breastfeeding challenges to pumping and going back to work. Older siblings welcomed. Pre-registration required. No fee. Visit www.womenandfamilylife.org.

Stone Wall Building Workshop

Saturday, May. 2, 2015, 9:00 am
Stone Wall Building Workshop;

Education/Lectures

Stonewell Farm, 39 Beckwith Road, Killingworth, CT , 06419

This two-day, hands-on, dry stone wall-building workshop instructs homeowners and tradespeople the structural techniques involved in building a dry stone wall. The outdoor classroom provides the setting for practicing proper dry stone walling methods including safety, batter, hearting, throughs, and capstones. Knowledge gained will prepare students for their own projects and help train their eyes to identify proper walling techniques in all dry-stone walls. Registration is limited to 16 participants, who must be 18 years of age or older. Cost includes an evening "Pizza Rustica' dinner, prepared on-site in a hand-built stone, wood-fired oven crafted by the instructor.
Cost: $320
To register: contact Michelle Becker, Workshop Administrator
tel. 860-322-0060
Email: mb@mbeckerco.com

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