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Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014, 7:00 pm

A Discussion Group for parents in blended families

A Discussion Group for parents in blended families; Old Saybrook Youth and Family Services, 322 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT , 06475

A Discussion Group for parents in blended families to discuss rewards, challenges and strategies for success meets every other Thursday from 7 - 8 pm at Youth and Family Services beginning February 27th.
Join other parents of blended families in an environment of support, discussion and friendship. Learn the ins and outs of creating and maintaining a happy, healthy and successful blended family.
All are welcome to attend, free of charge. Coffee and snacks provided; please call Youth
and Family Services at 860-395-3190 to register. For more information, contact Jackie Boudinot, MFT Intern or Tyler Massie, MFT Intern at 860-395-3190.

Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014, 6:00 pm

Annual Spring Fair at Daniel Hand High School

Daniel Hand High School, 286 Green Hill Road, Madison, CT , 06443


Daniel Hand High School announces its Annual College Fair to be Held on April 24, 2014

Daniel Hand High School has organized its annual College and Post-Secondary Education Fair and invites students and parents from area schools and towns to attend. A diverse group of colleges and universities will assemble at Daniel Hand High School on Thursday, April 24th from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the dining/assembly hall and gym.

Among the over 125 schools that will be attending are: Brown University, Colgate University, Columbia University, Davidson College, Emmanuel College, Marist College, Providence College, UMass-Amherst, University of Notre Dame, Villanova University, and Yale University, …just to mention a few. In addition, we have invited many other post-secondary instit

Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014, 7:00 pm

Friends of Fort Trumbull

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

The Friends of Fort Trumbull present-
The Charles W. Morgan-“Down to the Sea Again”

On April 24, 2014, at 7 p.m. at the Fort Trumbull Conference Center, the Friends of Fort Trumbull State Park are delighted to present as this season’s first speaker Matthew Stackpole of Mystic Seaport Museum.

Mr. Stackpole will discuss the history of the Charles W. Morgan, its place in American whaling history, the five years of restoration, and the plans for its 38th voyage in 2014.

At the Re-Launching of the Charles W. Morgan in July, 2013, Ric Burns, the keynote speaker, said, “Our good friend, Matthew Stackpole, is here in the audience today. He’s a historian and sailor and a lover of ships, and it’s true to say that of the people who made this day possible and without whom we wouldn’t be here

Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014, 6:00 pm

Irrevocable Asset Protect Trusts Workshop

Guertin and Guertin, LLC, 26 Broadway, North Haven, CT

Registration required.

Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014, 7:00 pm

Sci-Fi Book Discussion

Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

Year Of The Flood by Margaret Atwood (2010) The long-feared waterless flood has occurred, altering Earth as we know it and obliterating most human life. Among the survivors are two women, Ren and Toby, one trapped in a night club and the other in a spa. Amid shadowy, corrupt ruling powers and new, gene-spliced life forms, they will have to decide on their next move, but they can't stay locked away.

Friday, Apr. 25, 2014, 1:00 pm

Daytime Book Discussion

Waterford Public Library , 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

The Way to Paradise by Mario Vargas Llosa
The Way to Paradise is told in alternating chapters, eleven each devoted to the stories of Flora Tristán (1803-1844) and the grandson she never knew, French painter Paul Gauguin.

Friday, Apr. 25, 2014, 6:00 pm

Old Lyme Historical Society's Annual Dinner & Lecture

Old Lyme Historical Society's Annual Dinner & Lecture; Lymes' Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

The Old Lyme Historical Society will host its seventh annual dinner and lecture featuring Dr. John Pfeiffer on Friday, April 25 at 6 PM at the Lyme's Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme.

In this continuing series, Old Lyme Town Historian, Dr. John Pfeiffer will present a lecture titled "The Grange Hall: The Farms of Old Lyme". The recent acquisition by the Old Lyme Historical Society of the Grange Hall on Main Street marks the beginning of a new era for the Society. Simultaneously, this purchase symbolized a complete change of a 350 year local way of life. A long time researcher, Dr. Pfeiffer will focus on the agrarian history of Old Lyme. The evening will begin with libations and a sumptuous chicken marsala and flank steak dinner catered by Coffee's Country Market.

Saturday, Apr. 26, 2014,

Backyard Composting Demo, April dates, Gales Ferry

SCRRRA, 7 Hurlbutt RD, Suite #4, Gales Ferry, CT , 06335

Come learn how to set up your own backyard compost.

Saturday, Apr. 26, 2014, 9:00 am

Community Conversation on STEM Education

Haddam-Killingworth Middle School, 451 Rte. 81, Killingworth, CT

Childcare provided. Reservations required.

Sunday, Apr. 27, 2014, 12:00 pm

FREE Workshop: Plastic-Free Living

FREE Workshop: Plastic-Free Living; Fiddleheads Natural Food Cooperative, 13 Broad Street, New London, CT , 06320

Is plastic-free living possible? Should we try? Why does it matter? What are the benefits for our health and for the planet? Join Jessi Brooks, of the Wellness Department, for this important discussion and demonstration.

Sunday, Apr. 27, 2014, 5:30 pm

Lyme Old Lyme Education Foundation Lecture

Lyme Old Lyme Education Foundation Lecture; Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Richard Conniff, nationally acclaimed author of seven books on behavior on two, four, six and eight legs will speak at the Lyme Art Association. His topic will be Swimming with the Piranhas at Feeding Time: My Life Doing Dumb Stuff with Animals. Lively Q & A to follow. Wine and nibbles will be served. Call the Lyme Art Association at 860.434.7802 to reserve your seat.

Sunday, Apr. 27, 2014, 1:00 pm

Painting Demo by Gayle Asher

Greene Art Gallery, 29 Whitfield St., Guilford, CT

RSVP requested.

Sunday, Apr. 27, 2014, 1:00 pm

Remembering Ireland’ Easter Rising (April 24-29th, 1916)

Remembering Ireland’ Easter Rising (April 24-29th, 1916); Saint Joseph School Auditorium, 25 Squire St, New London, CT , 06320

The New London Division of the Ancient order of Hibernians, will host a talk by Ted Lovely on the 1916 Easter Rising also known as the Easter Rebellion. It's been said that the history of Ireland can be divided into two parts - that which happened before 1916 and all that followed 1916. This talk will describe the seven men who led the Rising and sacrificed their lives for a free Ireland.
The talk will take place in the St. Joseph’s auditorium, 25 Squire St, New London, on April 27th at 1 PM. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information on the talk, email Rick Connell (rconnellsr@gmail.com) or call Fran DePeter at 860-443-3791.

Monday, Apr. 28, 2014, 7:00 pm

Adult Improv Class At Playhouse on Park

Adult Improv Class At Playhouse on Park; Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Road, West Hartford, , 06119

Theatre is something for all ages to enjoy, and Playhouse on Park is excited to offer adults a chance to learn! This spring, the Playhouse will be holding a class called Introduction to Improvisation, for those who want to perform, improve their public speaking, or try something new. This class will teach the basics of improvisational theater. Classes run on Mondays from April 28th through June 23rd, 7 pm-10 pm. Registration is required; class size is limited to 14 students, and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The class 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.

Monday, Apr. 28, 2014, 5:00 pm

Learn Legal Guidelines to Protect Your Legacy

The Village at Mariner's Point, 111 S. Shore Dr., East Haven, CT

RSVP requested.

Tuesday, Apr. 29, 2014, 5:00 pm

Smoking Cessation Classes

VNA Community Healthcare, 753 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT

Learn how to become a non-smoker for good!
Meets Tuesdays for 8 weeks. Uses a positive behavior change approach in a group setting.

Tuesday, Apr. 29, 2014, 7:00 pm

Training Session: Shooting to Edit

Valley Shore Community Television Inc., 1587 Boston Post Rd., Westbrook, CT

Registration required.

Wednesday, Apr. 30, 2014, 6:30 pm

'Lung Cancer Screening: Is It Right for You?'

Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Tpke., Clinton, CT

No registration required.

Wednesday, Apr. 30, 2014, 1:00 pm

'What Else Your Laptop Can Do'

Ivoryton Library, 106 Main St., Ivoryton , CT

Registration required.

Wednesday, Apr. 30, 2014, 9:30 am

Intermediate Bridge Course

East Lyme Senior Center, 37 Society Rd, Niantic, CT , 06357

Intermediate Bridge Course
(Play of the hand and an introduction to 2/1 bidding)

Each class include playing tips and interesting
hands to be played and analyzed.

Instructor: Barry Buehler

Wednesday, Apr. 30, 2014, 8:30 am

Wednesdays are Open House Days at CELC in Branford

Wednesdays are Open House Days at CELC in Branford; CT EXperiential Learning Center, 28 School Street, 2nd Floor, Branford, CT , 06405

for the 2014-15 academic year at CELC

Find out about CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) of Branford - an exciting and dynamic middle school program that provides small classes and combines exceptional academics with hands-on and real-world learning experiences to fit the academic, social, and emotional needs of the 5th – 8th grade student. To schedule a visit or for more information, contact us at mandm@CTExperiential.org, or call 203.433.4658.

Thursday, May. 1, 2014, 7:00 pm

'Monkeynomics' with Dr. Laurie Santos

Essex Town Hall, 29 West Ave., Essex , CT

Part of the Science for Everyone series. Registration required.

Thursday, May. 1, 2014, 7:00 pm

Art Lecture on The Goldfinch

Waterford Public Library , 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

Conn. College Assoc. Professor of Art History Robert Baldwin will discuss the painting by Carel Fabritius, The Goldfinch, which features prominently in Donna Tartt’s bestselling book of the same name. In 17th century Netherlands , the favored art was of everyday life. To raise these mundane subjects to a higher level of art, Fabritius developed a hyper-aesthetic style featuring dramatic light, poetic color, and abstract brushwork. Other works such as Girl With The Pearl Earring and the mysterious, luxury still-life art of Kalf will be discussed. A question and answer period will follow the formal presentation.

Thursday, May. 1, 2014, 7:00 pm

May Day Teach-In: Social Justice Activism from Haymarket to Kent State and Jackson State to the Present

May Day Teach-In: Social Justice Activism from Haymarket to Kent State and Jackson State to the Present; Hood Room, Blaustein, Connecticut College, New London, CT

May 4 marks the 128th Anniversary of the Haymarket Affair, a bombing that took place during a peaceful labor protest and led to the establishment of May 1, or May Day, as International Workers' Day. It also marks the 44th anniversary of the massacre at Kent State University, when the National Guard opened fire on a peaceful anti-war protest, leaving four dead and nine wounded.

Come to the teach-in to learn about these and other related events and to discuss their relevance to the present.

Guest speaker: Mike Alewitz, Kent State student leader, eyewitness to the massacre, leader of subsequent national student strike, life-long activist, renowned muralist and CCSU professor.

Hosted by Conn College Education Dept, Art Dept, and Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity.

Thursday, May. 1, 2014, 7:00 pm

Nona Bloomer, 'The Path of William Russel Dudley'

Guilford Free Library, 67 Park St., Guilford , CT

Reservations required.

Thursday, May. 1, 2014, 7:00 pm

The Great River: Three Centuries of Connecticut Valley Art & History

The Great River: Three Centuries of Connecticut Valley Art & History; Old Lyme - Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, 2 Library Lane, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Picture Show, Lecture and Conversation with Bill Hosley

Connecticut’s Central Valley was one of the major culture hearths of American civilization-blazing trails in art, architecture, technology, industry, agriculture, governance, religion and social reform. Great stories and historical facts provide insights into “the other New England.”

William Hosley, the principal of Terra Firma Northeast, is an independent scholar, cultural resource consultant, planner, writer, and photographer. He was formerly Director of the New Haven Museum and Connecticut Landmarks where he cared for a chain of historic attractions throughout Connecticut. Prior to that, he was curator and exhibition developer at Wadsworth Athenaeum.

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