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Saturday, March 31, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Bob Woodruff Foundation Fundraiser in Stamford April 21
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Calling all artists: Dixwell Children's Arts Festival is in July
The schedule dates are Friday, July 27, and Saturday, July 28, 2012, organizers said in a statement.
"All artists who want to continue their participation, or any new artists who want to join this wonderful community event," are asked to contact Dr. Thom Brown at email@example.com.
Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Photos wanted! Let your work represent Greater New Haven on Facebook!
Send us your photos that best represent the Greater New Haven area with a short description about yourself and what you like about it, and we’ll post them all to an album our Facebook page. The photo with the most ‘likes’ gets featured as our cover photo for April!
We also will offer prizes - gift cards to local restaurants - for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place vote getters.
To enter, e-mail the photo and description to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘cover photo’ in the subject line or share it with us on Facebook or Twitter. (Also indicate it is for the timeline)
One entry per reader, please, and no promotional photos of businesses or services. Thank you.
Photo is a reader contributed one - from @ffjewelry on Twitter.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Bernie Siegel to present workshop on achieving goals, facing challenges
Participants can overcome personal challenges and achieving their hidden potential through dialogue, homework and drawings.
Cost is $175; scholarships are available for those coping with physical illness and financial difficulty. Contact Leslie Cahill at email@example.com.
Class size is limited to 25. Register at www.berniesiegel.eventbrite.com.
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Thursday, March 22, 2012
Chess anyone? Club for teens meets in Derby
All skill levels are welcome.
Participants will learn how the game is played as well as new and classic defensive/offensive strategies.
Julio Maldonado provides superb expertise from a lifelong love for the game, organizers said. Registration is requested. For more information stop by the Library at 313 Elizabeth St., call 203.736.1482, or visit www.derbypubliclibrary.org
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
New Haven street corner to be named for longtime pastor
Donelson was senior pastor of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 109 Butler St. for 46 years prior to his death in December 2009.
Those scheduled to attend include Mayor John DeStefano Jr., other city and state officials, leaders of the Christian Community, residents of Newhallville and others. For more information, email your inquiry to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Haven clergywoman to receive 2012 Reverend Howard Nash Community Leadership Award
“This year’s award will be presented to Reverend Bonita Grubbs for her leadership roles in promoting civic engagement and community collaboration in the New Haven area through such work as her agency’s program, Mothers for Justice, a grass roots advocacy group that seeks to empower women to speak out on and propose solutions to policy and decision makers about issues that affect their community,” Community Mediation Executive Director Brenda Cavanaugh said in a statement.
Grubbs also last year was named by the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame as a "Notable Woman of Influence."
Grubbs has been executive director of Christian Community Action since December 1988. She has been ordained to the Christian Ministry within the American Baptist Church since November 1987, the statement said.
Grubbs has served as a board member of the Greater New Haven Community Loan Fund; a member of the Judicial Review Council for the State of Connecticut; Interim Pastor of Christian Tabernacle Baptist Church in Hamden; president of the CT Coalition to End Homelessness; and, co-chairwoman of the Steering Committee of New Haven’s Fighting Back Project, the statement said. Her current board and voluntary involvements include: columnist, New Haven Register; member of the Board of Trustees, Hospital of St. Raphael; and board member, CT Voices for Children and CT Center for School Change.
In 2001, Grubbs received an honorary degree from Albertus Magnus College in Humane Letters. Special recognitions received in 2000 include: Public Citizen Award, CT Chapter National Association of Social Workers; Prevention Award, The Consultation Center (New Haven); Women Who Make a Difference Award, CT Women’s Education and Legal Fund; and, Good Egg Award, Greater New Haven Community Loan Fund.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Session on caregivers and emergency preparedness to be held in Shelton
Areas covered will include how to assemble an emergency kit, emergency notification systems in your area, and what plans to have in place before a major event occurs. A question and answer period will follow. The Valley Senior Services Council is a subcommittee of the Valley Council of Health and Human Services. Funding for this series is provided by the Valley United Way. Registration is required. Call 203-924-9324.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Need a Shamrock today? Or corned beef and cabbage?
If you are in the mood for appropriately green cookies, here's a recipe - and one for green shakes you can make at home too.
And just in case, let's not forget corned beef and cabbage, here's that recipe in case you're cooking.
Friday, March 16, 2012
T.S. Monk and the T.S. Monk Sextet to perform in New Haven event
General Admission for adults is $20; $5 for students; with VIP tickets $30 for adults and $15 for students.
VIP tickets include meet and greet with T.S. Monk, with proceeds to benefit the Columbus House and New Haven Reads, Nubian Sisters Cancer Support Group, Varick Church Soup Kitchen/Food Pantry.
Ticket Venues venues include Scoop This 180 Amity Road, Woodbridge; Varick AME Zion Church, 246 Dixwell Ave, New Haven; Dixwell/Yale Community Learning Center, 101 Ashmun St., New Haven; Custom Tee’s 365 Whalley Ave, New Haven; Executive Touch 1600 Southeast Road, Farmington; and credit card purchases at www.jazzhaven.org
The event is sponsored by Yale University Office of New Haven and State Affairs; New Haven Public Schools. Educational Services provided by Thelonious Monk Foundation, of New York, N.Y.
For more information contact: Marcella Monk Flake, marcella_flake@yahoo.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Love Jazz? You're in luck: Thomas Cruciani to perform music of Duke Ellington
Cruciani is currently the music director for “An Evening With Abraham Lincoln,” featuring Lewis Dube as Lincoln, the release said. Cruciani also performs on weekends at Diorio’s Restaurant and Bar, the release said.
Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee announces awards
Best high school band: Bristol Eastern High School Band and Terryville High School Marching Band
Best youth marching unit: Reaching for the Stars Dance Troupe