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Capital Community Calendar: February 23rd, 2010

A Fresh Start in Hartford
A Fresh Start in Hartford
Wayne Jebian

The Capital Community Calendar is a listing of some of the events and attractions of interest at Capital Community College and in the greater Hartford area. This publication is not formally affiliated with the college.

The Music Program at Capital Community College is pleased to present the following FREE event for February, 2010:
Thursday, February 25, 2010, 7 p.m.:
The Uncanny Valley, percussion and cello duo
Centinel Hill Hall Auditorium, 11th Floor
FREE PARKING available at the Columbus Boulevard Parking Lot, located approximately one and one-half blocks behind Capital Community College

NOAH WEBSTER LIBRARY, 20 South Main Street (860-561-6980)FAMILY CONCERT Series: Farmer Rick Band
Saturday, March 13 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Kids bring your parents to rock-out with the Farmer Rick Band. You'll enjoy original songs about the farm and traditional songs with an upbeat pop-rock sound. "Farmer Rick" is real life farmer Rick Oulette, who owns and operates "Shaker Farm Market" in Enfield.
Free tickets for this performance will be available at the Children's Circulation Desk starting Saturday, February 20th.
The Something for Nothing Players: The Wonderful World of Oz
Sunday, March 14 2-3:00 p.m.
A musical theatre performance for children ages 6 and older and their parents.
You'll enjoy this clever, entertaining and fast paced dramatization based upon the timeless and exciting L. Frank Baum classic adventure story. Journey with young Dorothy, as she finds herself lost in the strange and magical land of Oz.
Free tickets for this performance will be available at the Children's Circulation Desk starting Monday, March 1st.

ONGOING FREE EVENTS AT THE HARTFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 500 Main Street, (860)695-6295
Jazz Concert, February 28th, 2010 3 pm - 4 pm

Saturdays, 11:00 AM.
Ages 3-8 with adult friends. Bring your family to the library every Saturday to listen to stories, sing songs, share rhymes, and make a craft together!

Saturday, February 20, 2010, 2:00 PM
Ages 5-10. Make applesauce, and enjoy poems and playground rhymes while eating the fruits of our labor.

ArtWalk at Hartford Public Library, February 19th - April 16th, 2010: Dawn Holder
The Idea of This Perfect Edenic Place. Artwalk offers one of the largest and most stunning exhibition spaces in greater Hartford and the opportunity for visitors to view art in a magnificent setting in their own community.

FREE AT THE OLD STATE HOUSE
March 3rd, 2010 (Wednesday) 12 Noon - 1 PM:
To All on Equal Terms: the Story of Prudence Crandall

WADSWORTH ATHANEUM
600 Main Street, Hartford,CT
Saturday Feb 27
FREE ADMISSION 10 am-1 pm
Explore art with your family, encourage creativity during drop-in activities and expand your imagination through conversation and discovery.

From Adam and Eve to George and Martha (Special exhibition focusing on couples as a theme).
Daily (February 14th through May 30th)
600 Main St., Hartford, CT 06103
Admission: Members=Free; Adults=$10; Seniors (62+)=$8; Students=$5; Children (under12 w/adult)=Free; First Thursdays (5-8PM)=$5
In Hartford, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art continues its string of small exhibitions that extend and compliment its own collection with one that reunites sets of paintings painted as pairs but long since separated in different museums and occasionally different countries. Couples, of course, are emphasized, indicated by the title “From Adam and Eve to George and Martha.” Opening Feb. 14, it continues through May 30.

CHARTER OAK CULTURAL CENTER
21 Charter Oak Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Shared Ability Dance Workshop
February 27, 2010 at 4:00 p.m.
shared ability danceWe are looking for children with disabilities, ages 10-19, who would like to become a part of this project. No previous dance experience is needed, only a desire to concentrate, create, dance, and share.
SNAP Into Action Against Hunger: Dinner and Orientation, FREE
Monday, March 1st 6:30pm
Formerly known as the Food Stamp Project, SNAP Into Action Against Hunger is designed to raise consciousness about the realities of hunger in Hartford and to raise funds for MANNA food pantry, the Hands on Hartford food pantry, FOODSHARE and Food Not Bombs. SNAP Into Action Against Hunger presents an opportunity for people who don't live in poverty to experience what it is like to exist on $3 a day. Join us as we kick off this initiative with a shared meal, orientation and conversation. 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
Linda Abadjian- Lambs of Lebanon, a Window to War
Lambs of Lebanon- A Window to War: A personal examination of the aftermath of war; depictions of war-torn buildings and places from the childhood of artist Linda Abadjian. Exhibit runs through February 26th.
Esam Pasha- Dimensions of Memory: Meet "Iraq's art hero", Esam Pasha. Last fall he was commissioned to paint the first public mural in post-Saddam Iraq, and now he is showing his work at Charter Oak. Exhibit runs through February 26th.
Nilofer Haider- Demystifying the Burka: A 25 image sequence is of young girls without head covering, preteen and teen-aged girls with head covering, burka clad women, and chador clad women. Exhibit runs through February 24th.
Artist talk with Nilofer Haider on Tuesday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Join photographer Nilofer Haider as she tells the stories behind her exhibit Demystifying the Burka. Discussion to follow.
21st Annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show February 21-24, 2002 Connecticut Expo Center For Five Days the Connecticut Expo Center is transformed into a `Green Thumbs'' Delight... beautiful Gardens... Educational Seminars... Floral Demonstrations... Plants... Flowers... and many other Garden Related Items. Show Hours are Thursday Noon - 9:00 pm, Friday - Saturday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm, and Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Adults $10, Children (7-12) $3.50, 6 (and under) Free. Please call (860) 529-2123 for Information.

COMMUNITY THREADS QUILT SHOW AT CAPITAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Hartford, CT - Capital Community College, along with other area partners, is sponsoring a city-wide quilt exhibition called Community Threads. Coordinated by Community Health Services (CHS), the largest community health center in Hartford, the project was the brainchild of Dr. Sedrick Rawlins, an honorary board member at CHS. Initially Rawlins came up with the idea to brighten up the health center, but it quickly evolved into a project aimed at celebrating the culture of quilting and spreading a message of love, patience and warmth throughout the city.

Quilts created by local quilting circles and artists from Hartford and other cities will be on display at Capital in the college’s Conrad L. Mallett Gallery and other locations around the city through the end of February. Visit www.community-threads.com for the list of other exhibitions in the area.

Gallery Hours at Capital are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Saturdays 9am-3pm.
 

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