Share the Goodness: Community Events

At New Morning Market, not only can you discover new foods, flavors and products, but also a whole community of goodness.

 

Check out upcoming local events below:

 

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ASAP!’s Youth Ensemble | ASAP! | Rumsey Hall November 30th – February 28th

The ASAP! Youth Ensemble brings together a community of young musicians from northwest CT to refine their orchestral abilities, engage in creative composition, and gear up for a performance. Vibrant teaching artist duo James and Krystyana Czeiner, both notable Juilliard alumni and Grammy recipients, steer an enriching and invigorating musical experience where students enhance their understanding and love for orchestral works, producing distinct compositions through aleatoric methods, electronics, and more. The initiative begins with a collaborative large-scale painting activity, allowing participants to bond through a joint creative endeavor. This artwork will later serve as the backdrop for their performance on February 28th.

ASAP!’s Youth Ensemble Concert | ASAP! | The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm | February 28th, 2024

The ASAP! Youth Ensemble Concert is the culmination of the Youth Ensemble program which brings together a community of young musicians from northwest CT to refine their orchestral abilities, engage in creative composition, and explore innovative methods of collective music-making. The concert will take place at The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm. 
Note: The Silo is collecting non-perishable food items for families in need, so please bring an item to the concert.

Save the Date, ASAP! Celebrates 25 Years | ASAP! | Thomas S. Perakos Arts & Community Center | Saturday, June 1st 2024 6:30-10:30PM

Please join us for a special event celebrating 25 years of enriching lives through the arts. More information to come at asapct.org.

Summer Photography Intensive Grades 11 & 12 | ASAP! | Hartford Art School | June 20th – July 3rd, 2024

In this immersive summer program at Hartford Art School (HAS), students learn how to use analogue technology in black and white photography, and develop a method for integrating this special process into their photographic work. A HAS photography professor guides students in understanding 35mm cameras, film exposure, processing and printing, lab equipment, and materials. In addition, artist lectures and guest artists introduce students to the larger photographic world. Daily lunch breaks offer opportunities to step outside or visit HAS’s art galleries. The program culminates in a mini exhibition of student work in a professional gallery setting. Transportation to and from HAS is provided daily from Woodbury and Waterbury, CT. Lunch provided daily. Special thanks to Project Concept Development Advisor Jessica Rose.
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Community Rooting Conversations with Farmer Ellie | Green Village Initiative Every Wednesday at 6:30PM on ZOOM 

Learn how you can help GVI secure its farmland on Reservoir Avenue to grow food, knowledge, leadership and community!  Join here

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Maple Demonstrations  | Flanders Nature Center Sugar House Saturday, February 24, March 2 & 9 | Sundays February 25th, March 3 & 10
TIME: 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30 & 4:00 PM Reserve your time to visit the Sugar House as staff and volunteers demonstrate turning sap into syrup with an entertaining mix of science, stories and humor. The entire family will be fascinated by the maple sugar-making process. There is a $5 per person donation suggested, which supports Flanders’s future maple sugar programming.  REGISTER

Pancake Breakfast  | Emergency Services Building Sunday March 3rd 8AM-12PM
Bring the family and join us for our Annual Pancake Breakfast! The menu will feature all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage. All are served with Flanders’ very own maple syrup, butter, and beverage of choice (coffee, tea, and/or orange juice).  All proceeds from the breakfast will benefit Flanders’ education programs. (Snow date: Sunday, March 10)  $10 for adults & $8 for children, under age 2 are free

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GirlTrek | Neighborhood Housing Services Waterbury Every Saturday 10am
Take a walk. Join a movement. Beyond walking, GirlTrek’s active members support local and national policy to increase physical activity through walking, improve access to safe places to walk, protect and reclaim green spaces, and improve the walkability and built environments of 50 high-need communities across the United States. More details here.

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Online Grower’s Workshop | With Nigel Palmer |  February 17th- March 11th 10AM-1PM

Get Ready For This Years Growing Season. This program will be held online via Zoom with five individual classes offered on five consecutive Saturdays, February 17th, 24th, March 2nd, 9th, 11th 2024.  Each class will be three hours long (10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Eastern time in the USA, think New York City) There will be plenty of time to ask in depth questions about the material covered, discuss specific areas of interest, and share in general conversation. Join people from around the world and learn more about what is going on in your growing environment. Sign up here

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Comic Book Workshop Series for Teens with Lily McHugh | Woodbury Public Library | February 8th-29th 5:30-7:30PM

Do you have an idea for a comic book that you want to bring to life?  Maybe a story that can only be told through a graphic narrative?  Join artist Lily Mac Hugh for a 4-week comic book workshop for teens in grades 7-12 at the Woodbury Public Library beginning February 8th at5:30 PM.  At the workshop series, teens will learn how to plan, plot and get their story going.  From brainstorming ideas, to writing storylines and inking the final pages, this hands-on workshop will help young writers and artists see their vision come to life.  All materials are included; students may bring own sketch books if desired.  Space is limited; register at the Library’s website www.woodburylibraryct.org or call 2032-263-3502 for more information.

Lily Mac Hugh graduated from the School of Visual Arts in NYC with a BFA in Cartooning. She recently received her MFA for Creative Writing from Emerson.  She is a librarian who writes speculative fiction and also works on comics and illustrations in her rare moments of spare time.

Paintings by Joseph Kristof | Woodbury Public Library | March 1 – 30th, 2024

Paintings by Joseph I. Kristof of Woodbury will be on display in the Woodbury Public Library’s Gallery Space March 1 – 30, with a reception for the artist scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2:00 – 4:00 PM.            

Joseph Kristof’s passion for painting started at a young age stemming from his early exposure to the Old Master Paintings in museums worldwide. Mainly a self-taught artist, Joseph studied the different styles of painters from the Renaissance to 19th century to the Impressionists and the American landscape painters.  He attributes his style to his experience studying those artists.  Joseph works in pastel, watercolor , pencil and pen and ink.  His work will be on display during regular, open hours.  Please visit the Library’s website www.woodburylibraryct.org call 203-263-3502 for more information.

Henna Workshop for Teens & Tweens | Woodbury Public Library | Saturday, March 9th 2PM

Teens & tweens in grades 6 & up are invited to join Internationally Certified Natural Henna Artist Elyse Sadtler and learn about all about henna, the ancient form of temporary, plant-based body art used by many cultures for thousands of years at a fun hands-on workshop at the Woodbury Public Library on Saturday, March 9th at 2:00 PM.  During the program, participants will explore what henna is, where it comes from, its history, cultural significance, the science of henna on skin and basic design elements. They will also play a Bingo trivia game and watch a henna paste mixing demonstration. Elyse will create beautiful henna designs on the participants and will also share resources where henna supplies can be purchased.  Grades 6-12, register at www.woodburylibraryct.org or call 203-263-3502.

Literary Open Mic | Woodbury Public Library | Saturday, March 16th 3PM

Featured poets are Jim Kelleher of Goshen; Rick Magee, Bethel poet laureate; and Faith Vicinanza, Southbury poet laureate.  The event will be moderated by Woodbury poet laureate Sandy Carlson.  Jim Kelleher publishes his first collection of poems, Quarry, in 2008.  He teaches literature and composition at Northwestern Community College in Winsted, Connecticut, and works in a group home to support three handicapped men.  Heis also a self-employed carpentry contractor.Rick Magee recently published Green Latitudes, his debut collection of poems. He  teaches literature and writing at Sacred Heart University, and he teaches in study abroad programs whenever possible. His monthly column can be found in Connecticut Hearst papers.  Faith Vicinanza has published four collections of poetry.  She is also a visual artist whose works are regularly on display in area galleries.

Following the featured poets, others will be invited to the microphone to share their St. Patrick’s Day or spring poetry or prose selections.  Participants can read something they wrote or something they like in this celebration of spring literature  The open mic will close with a community reading of a selection of Irish poems.  To reserve a spot, please register at the Library’s website www.woodburylibraryct.org or call 203-263-3502 for more information.

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The Southbury Public Library Youth Services

is pleased to announce events for December 2023 for children and teens. We are offering a variety of programs this month. All programs are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library. For more information and to register online please visit our website: www.southburylibrary.org/events/

New Junior Friends of the Southbury Public Library | Southbury Public Library

The Southbury Public Library invites interested teens in Grades 6-12 to volunteer with the New Junior Friends of the Southbury Library from 6-7:30pm on the first Tuesday of each month at the library, beginning Thursday, December 7, 2023.  After a hiatus, the Junior Friends are back! This offshoot of the Friends of the Southbury Public Library is for Grades 6-12 and meets once a month to help assist the Friends with various projects, including organizing and preparing items in the book sale. Meetings are the first Thursday of the month from 6-7:30pm. Attending one meeting does not commit you to attending future meetings, though it is welcome and encouraged. Registration is required for each meeting you would like to attend. Learn more and register on the library’s website at www.southburylibrary.org/juniorfriends. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library, free, and open to residents of any town in Grades 6-12.

Covered Bridges: A Journey Thru History | Southbury Public Library | Tuesday, February 27th 2-3PM

As many as 15,000 covered bridges were built in America over the past 200 years. Fewer than 1,000 remain. Each of these iconic wooden structures has a story to tell.  Join Melinda Elliott in an exploration of covered bridges. She will weave an overview of the origins of the structures with fascinating stories, legends, and myths. The accompanying photographs are from her road trips in New England and around the country. Register here.

The Monroe Doctrine | Southbury Public Library | Thursday, February 29th, 2-3PM

Join us for a virtual program and learn about the Monroe Doctrine, a cornerstone of early American foreign policy. December 2023 marked the 200th anniversary of the Monroe Doctrine.  The Monroe Doctrine is the American foreign policy set in 1823, that the United States forewarned the imperial European powers against interfering in the affairs of the newly independent Latin American states or potential United States territories. The Monroe Doctrine set the stage for continued American expansion, west across this great and wondrous land. Join us as we explore the history and impact of the Monroe Doctrine.This program is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. More info here.

Hedda Hopper & Louella Parsons: Malice in Hollywood | Southbury Public Library | Thursday, March 7th, 2-3PM

Join us for a virtual program about two famous women from old Hollywood: Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons. Powerful women in fields dominated by men, these two invented and perfected the art of movie gossip, glorifying some and ruthlessly destroying others. One was a frustrated screenwriter, the other a frustrated actress. A frank and sometimes hilarious look at the unique personal rivalry that propelled two legendary journalistic careers – reshaping Hollywood along the way. More info here.

Global Art Project: A Photography Exhibition | Southbury Public Library 

The Southbury Public Library and Region 15 Schools would like to invite the community to join us for the Global Art Project: A Photography Exhibition. The exhibition’s purpose, obtained through The Besharat Arts Foundation’s “Art in Schools” project, is to bring to Southbury Public Library works of art to inspire empathy and understanding, encourage global connectedness, and inspire young people to see common humanity in a richly diverse world. Elementary students in Region 15 have been interacting with and enjoying photographs from this project since Spring 2022.

On opening night, Region 15 students will have the opportunity to lead by example in guiding visitors to appreciate, make meaning of, and dialogue about these works as docents. Light refreshments will be served.

The works will be on display in the Youth Services Department through March 30th.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library and Region 15 Schools.

More information about this event can be found here: https://www.southburylibrary.org/event/global-art-project-photography-exhibition-region-15-36741

Please visit the Southbury Public Library website at www.southburylibrary.org/events for program details and registration information. Visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SouthburyLibraryYouthServices/

Author Talk James Tsacoyeanes | Southbury Public Library | March 6th 2-3PM Kingsley Room

Join us as James Tsacoyeanes discusses his book How Did His Life Go So Wrong, A Father’s Memoir. This book is the product of the last eleven years as he struggled coming to terms with his son Chris’s addiction and death The goal of the book is to help families dealing with addiction to understand the commonality of their struggles, share what he has learned and to hopefully save lives. Register here.

The Ali Ryerson-Joe Carter Duo | Southbury Public Library | March 21st 7-8:30PM

Join us as the Ali Ryerson-Joe Carter Duo celebrate the music of Brazil – Samba, Bossa Nova, Choro, Baiao and more, styles that are based on and a blend of African rhythms, indigenous rhythms and European folk and dance rhythms. Ali and Joe take things a step further by using their Jazz backgrounds to add Jazz improvisation into the tunes, creating a sound that blends the best of both worlds.  In other words:  the best of Music from “Both Sides of the Equator”. Register here.

Staying Safe Online Part 1 | Southbury Public Library | March 22nd 2-4PM

Join us for the beginning of this series. Part one of this two-part series will focus on the types of threats and scams that exist, what the crooks are after, and some general advice for staying safe.  We will discuss malware, ransomware, phishing, social engineering, tech support scams, and more.  We will also discuss the importance of using good passwords. Register here.

Eileen Gorham Author Talk | Southbury Public Library | March 23rd 1-2:30PM

Join us as Eileen Gorham discusses her book The Gifts. The book of poetry reflects all that Ms. Gorham feels thankful for.   The collection, at 39 poems, was ready for publication but the author didn’t want to publish an uneven number of poems.  After a particularly bad storm in the Southbury area, she witnessed many beautiful colors in the sky and the gift of her 40th poem came to her in the form of “The Gift of God’s Paintbrush”. Register here.

Author Talk: James Tsacoyeanes | Southbury Public Library | March 6th 2-3PM
Join us as James Tsacoyeanes discusses his book How Did His Life Go So Wrong, A Father’s Memoir. This book is the product of the last eleven years as he struggled coming to terms with his son Chris’s addiction and death The goal of the book is to help families dealing with addiction to understand the commonality of their struggles, share what he has learned and to hopefully save lives.

James Tsacoyeanes is a retired physicist and a former resident of Southbury for 35 years. He spends much of his time volunteering including with the Red Cross located in Southbury. More information here.

The Ali Ryerson-Joe Carter Duo | Southbury Public Library | March 21st 7-8:30PM

Join us as the Ali Ryerson-Joe Carter Duo celebrate the music of Brazil – Samba, Bossa Nova, Choro, Baiao and more, styles that are based on and a blend of African rhythms, indigenous rhythms and European folk and dance rhythms. Ali and Joe take things a step further by using their Jazz backgrounds to add Jazz improvisation into the tunes, creating a sound that blends the best of both worlds.  In other words:  the best of Music from “Both Sides of the Equator”. Register here.

Staying Safe Online Part 1 | Southbury Public Library | March 22nd 2-4PM

Join us for the beginning of this series. Part one of this two-part series will focus on the types of threats and scams that exist, what the crooks are after, and some general advice for staying safe.  We will discuss malware, ransomware, phishing, social engineering, tech support scams, and more.  We will also discuss the importance of using good passwords. Register here.

Eileen Gorham Author Talk | Southbury Public Library | March 23rd 1-2:30PM 

Join us as Eileen Gorham discusses her book The Gifts. The book of poetry reflects all that Ms. Gorham feels thankful for.   The collection, at 39 poems, was ready for publication but the author didn’t want to publish an uneven number of poems.  After a particularly bad storm in the Southbury area, she witnessed many beautiful colors in the sky and the gift of her 40th poem came to her in the form of “The Gift of God’s Paintbrush”. Register here.

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Black History Month Talks | Woman’s Club of Woodbury | February 15th, 20th & 28th

The Woman’s Club of Woodbury is proud to present a compelling series of talks, in observation of Black History Month, focusing on our shared past and the ongoing journey of discovery and understanding. The three talks will take place at the Woodbury Public Library, 269 Main Street South, in Woodbury. Admission is free to the public.

February 28th 1:00-2:00pm
Lynette Fisher & Nicole Thomas, Enslaved Peoples of New London &  Today’s Black Heritage Trail
New London was once a large center of commerce. It was also home to a large
population of enslaved peoples. Please join Lynette and Nicole as they share stories of
these enslaved peoples and today’s Black History Trail.

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