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September 2019

“The Dames” Movie Series: Calendar Girls

September 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Avon Free Public Library, 281 Country Club Rd.
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Free

There's nothing like a dame! As evidenced by the classy and sassy actresses starring in the Avon Library's next movie series called "The Dames." The schedule is as follows: September 3, 2019 1:30 pm Tea With the Dames. Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Joan Plowright, and Eileen Atkins, four of the leading lights of British stage, screen, and TV meet at a country estate to reminisce about their careers, marriages, and families. (2018 ; 1 hr. and 24 min. ; NR)   September 10, 2019 1:30 pm Ladies in Lavender Judi Dench and Maggie Smith star as two sisters whose quiet lives change dramatically when they discover a badly injured man washed ashore near heir coastal home in pre-war England. (2005 ; 1 hr. and 44 min. ; Rated PG-13)   September 17, 2019 1:30PM Calendar Girls Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, Celia Imrie, and Linda Bassett star as members of a refined women's club who raise money by selling a racy calendar. (2003 ; 1 hr. and 48 min. ; PG-13) All movies are free and open to the public. No need to register. Movie munchie snacks will be served. The Avon Free Public Library is at 281 Country Club Road, Avon, CT. For more information, please call the library at 860.673.9712 or visit online at www.avonctlibrary.info.

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Laughter Yoga

September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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(Hosted by Myléne on 1st Tuesdays; Dawn on 3rd Tuesdays)
The Buttonwood Tree, 605 Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457 United States
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Donations Welcomed

Hosted on the first Tuesday of the month by local healer, Mylene, and the third Tuesday of the month by local healer, Dawn Tyson, Laughter Yoga is a class that enables you to practice laughing so that when life happens and it gets difficult, you can laugh and change your perspective and state of mind. It involves child-like play with meditation and breathing exercises and laughing (no yoga mats needed). Some benefits of laughter yoga include: Easy and fun exercise for health and happiness, reduces stress instantly, strengthens immune system, keeps you in a good mood and cheerful throughout the day, oxygenates your brain and makes you feel more energetic, keeps positive mental attitude in difficult times, burns calories and even increases memory. See what the Hartford Courant had to say recently Dawn Tyson is a Case Manager full time at TCI for SHF. She’s a single mom of an adult son. In everyday life she uses laughing as a coping skill to deal with the stresses of everyday life. She recently became certified as a Laughter Yoga Instructor November 5, 2017. Laughter Yoga was discovered in India by Dr. Katuria and his wife and was brought to the United States in the early 90’s. Get more laughter into your own life! Laughter has proven to help with anxiety, blood pressure, and decreasing stress. Laughter Yoga is a unique exercise routine, which combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing (Pranayama). Anyone can laugh without relying on humor, jokes or comedy. Laughter is initially simulated as physical exercise while maintaining eye contact with others in the group and promoting childlike playfulness. In most cases, this soon leads to real and contagious laughter. Science has proven that the body cannot differentiate between simulated and real laughter. Laughter Yoga is the only technique that allows adults to achieve sustained hearty laughter without involving cognitive thought. This powerful experience often leads to a healthy emotional catharsis and a feeling of release and joyfulness that can last for days.

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Goodspeed Kids Company Academy

September 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until May 15, 2020

Alice Hammerstein Mathias Rehearsal Studio, 20b Norwich Road
East Haddam, CT, CT 06423
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Is your musical theatre performer eager to learn more? The Kids Company Academy is the perfect way for students ages 7 to 18 to hone their musical theatre performance skills all in one place. With weekly classes in acting, vocal performance, dance, and musical theatre performance, your young performer will gain all the skills they need in order to succeed in auditions, rehearsals, and performances. Each semester will culminate in an informal studio showcase for family, friends, and the Goodspeed community.   CLASS OPTIONS: Vocal Performance With a specific focus on musical theatre repertoire, Vocal Performance students will learn healthy and effective singing techniques, solo and ensemble performance skills, and build a body of work they can confidently perform in any setting. Musical Theatre Dance The Musical Theatre Dance class will give students foundational dance technique that can be applied to any performance. Exploring jazz, ballet, tap, and contemporary styles, dance students will gain a well-rounded understanding of dance and movement for musical theatre. Acting Characters are the heart of any musical theatre performance. Acting students will learn how to analyze a script and make conscientious character choices, embody a character physically, and communicate clearly with scene partners and to the audience. Musical Theatre Workshop* As a multidisciplinary art form, musical theatre performers must be able to connect each piece of the puzzle into one dazzling performance. In this 2-hour class, students will learn techniques to sing, dance, and act simultaneously, honing skills learned in other classes and building a production number from the ground up. *Students must take at least one of the following in order to enroll in the Musical Theatre Workshop: Vocal Performance, Musical Theatre Dance, and/or Acting   Fall Semester: September 9 – December 20, 2019 No Classes: November 25 – November 29 (Thanksgiving Week) Studio Showcase: Friday, December 20 Spring Semester: February 3 – May 15, 2020 No Classes: April 13 – April 17 (Spring Break) Studio Showcase: Friday, May 15   Weekly Schedule: Mondays: - 6:30pm: Vocal Performance A, ages 7-12 - 7:30pm: Vocal Performance B, ages 13-18 Tuesdays: - 6:30pm: Acting A, ages 7-12 - 7:30pm: Acting B, ages 13-18 Wednesdays: - 6:30pm: Musical Theatre Dance, ages 7-12 - 7:30pm: Musical Theatre Dance, ages 13-18 Thursdays: - 6:30pm-8:30pm: Musical Theatre Workshop, ages 7-18 Limited spaces. Financial assistance may be available.   Cost: Vocal Performance | Musical Theatre Dance | Acting: - $250/Student per Semester - $500/Student Full Year Musical Theatre Workshop: - $350/Student per Semester - $700/Student Full Year *Students must take at least one of the following in order to enroll in the Musical Theatre Workshop: Vocal Performance, Musical Theatre Dance, and/or Acting

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Crystal Bowl Sound Healing w/ Lou Sorrentino

September 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

The Buttonwood Tree, 605 Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457 United States
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Donations Welcomed

Every third Tuesday, Crystal Bowl Sound Healing is held at 7:30pm! Hosted by Lou Sorrentino, sound healing combines psychological therapies with music to heal the body. With instruments such as Crystal Bowls crafted for perfect resonance, Lou restores energy flows to their proper states and bring peace to our bodies.

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Young Actors Comedy and Improvisation Class (Ages 7 – 12)

September 18 @ 8:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

The 224 EcoSpace, 224 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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$4 – $135

Wednesdays 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Instructor: Sarah Kronisch 4 (8 week) Sessions Session 1: classes held 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30 (Share Day) Session 2: classes held 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/15 (Share Day) Session 3: classes held 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11 (Share Day) Session 4: classes held 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27 (Share Day) Register for All 4 Sessions: Additional Sketch/Improv Show Date 6/3 (Share Day) These classes may be taken individually or as a series, each class will have its own focus. Although you will get the most benefit from taking all 4 sessions, each class can stand on its own. Explore different themes each session, from silent film comedy to fast paced improvisation, you’ll get a new laugh each time! Class Description: For students who love to clown around, tell jokes, and act out comedic characters! Learn to create, rehearse, and perform sketch comedy and improvisation games. Enhance creativity and imagination through characters and relationship. This class has an option of registering for 1 session for skill building or a 4 session advanced option with a sketch/improv show at the end of the year. Pricing: $135 for one session, get all 4 for $432, a savings of 20% off the session price. One time $15 registration fee.

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Discover Cedar Hill – Highlight Tour

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until October 16, 2019

Cedar Hill Cemetery, 453 Fairfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114 United States
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$5.00

Bob Chudy leads this introductory tour about Cedar Hill Cemetery’s most prominent residents. Hear about the discoverer of anesthesia and his tragic life, the woman behind the management of Colt Manufacturing, and the man who saved the country from bankruptcy twice. The walking tour begins at the flagpole at the end of the entrance drive.

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Calligraphy: the Art of “Beautiful Writing”

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until October 9, 2019

$112.50 – $150

Instructor: Kathy Lepak Calligraphy: The ancient art of “Beautiful Writing.” A six-week class in the basics of calligraphy, using the broad-edged pen. We will be starting with the Foundational hand. Materials will be provided, unless you prefer to come with your own calligraphy pens, nibs, inks, and pads of paper. NOTE: Registration is required one week prior to class. Calligraphy Class – Wednesdays Register online or call 860-871-8222

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Wednesday Morning Book Club

September 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Avon Free Public Library, 281 Country Club Rd.
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Free

Interested in meeting new people? Looking for an opportunity to engage in interesting discussions? Want to explore books you might not ordinarily choose? If the answer is yes, consider joining the Wednesday Morning Book Club.  The informal group meets once a month on Wednesday mornings at the Avon Free Public Library. Everyone is welcome, no registration required. Books are available ahead of time at the Reference Desk. The Summer 2019 schedule is as follows: Wednesday, July 17 @ 10:30 a.m. Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday. An exploration of inequities in age, power, wealth, fame, geography, and justice told through overlapping stories. Wednesday, August 21 @ 10:30 a.m. Before We Were Yours  by Lisa Wingate. A novel based on the true scandal of a Memphis adoption organization that kidnapped children and sold them to wealthy families. Wednesday, September 18 @ 10:30 a.m. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. An international bestseller based on the true story of a Holocaust survivor and the woman he fell in love with. The library is at 281 Country Club Road in Avon. For further information, please call the library at 860.673.9712 ext. 4 or visit us online at www.avonctlibrary.info.

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Drawing – the Essential Ingredient

September 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 23, 2019

$126 – $140

Instructor: Shauna Shane Register online or call 860-871-8222 Drawing is the foundation for everything we do in art. The ability to see the world and put it down in a beautiful way is a skill that will return much joy. Geared for any level, this class is for anyone who wants to build a best possible foundation for their personal artistic journey. This class will address drawing with charcoal and graphite pencil. Whether beginner or experienced, each student will expand the ability to see shapes, values — the dramatic “light and dark” of the subject. The first session begins with a narrated demonstration giving the how’s and why’s of the drawing process. Known for her positive and upbeat teaching style, Shauna will help you achieve a solid foundation for your personal artistic journey. With specific instruction you will advance your skills, no matter whether beginning or advanced.

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Goodspeed Kids Company Academy

September 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until May 15, 2020

Alice Hammerstein Mathias Rehearsal Studio, 20b Norwich Road
East Haddam, CT, CT 06423
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Is your musical theatre performer eager to learn more? The Kids Company Academy is the perfect way for students ages 7 to 18 to hone their musical theatre performance skills all in one place. With weekly classes in acting, vocal performance, dance, and musical theatre performance, your young performer will gain all the skills they need in order to succeed in auditions, rehearsals, and performances. Each semester will culminate in an informal studio showcase for family, friends, and the Goodspeed community.   CLASS OPTIONS: Vocal Performance With a specific focus on musical theatre repertoire, Vocal Performance students will learn healthy and effective singing techniques, solo and ensemble performance skills, and build a body of work they can confidently perform in any setting. Musical Theatre Dance The Musical Theatre Dance class will give students foundational dance technique that can be applied to any performance. Exploring jazz, ballet, tap, and contemporary styles, dance students will gain a well-rounded understanding of dance and movement for musical theatre. Acting Characters are the heart of any musical theatre performance. Acting students will learn how to analyze a script and make conscientious character choices, embody a character physically, and communicate clearly with scene partners and to the audience. Musical Theatre Workshop* As a multidisciplinary art form, musical theatre performers must be able to connect each piece of the puzzle into one dazzling performance. In this 2-hour class, students will learn techniques to sing, dance, and act simultaneously, honing skills learned in other classes and building a production number from the ground up. *Students must take at least one of the following in order to enroll in the Musical Theatre Workshop: Vocal Performance, Musical Theatre Dance, and/or Acting   Fall Semester: September 9 – December 20, 2019 No Classes: November 25 – November 29 (Thanksgiving Week) Studio Showcase: Friday, December 20 Spring Semester: February 3 – May 15, 2020 No Classes: April 13 – April 17 (Spring Break) Studio Showcase: Friday, May 15   Weekly Schedule: Mondays: - 6:30pm: Vocal Performance A, ages 7-12 - 7:30pm: Vocal Performance B, ages 13-18 Tuesdays: - 6:30pm: Acting A, ages 7-12 - 7:30pm: Acting B, ages 13-18 Wednesdays: - 6:30pm: Musical Theatre Dance, ages 7-12 - 7:30pm: Musical Theatre Dance, ages 13-18 Thursdays: - 6:30pm-8:30pm: Musical Theatre Workshop, ages 7-18 Limited spaces. Financial assistance may be available.   Cost: Vocal Performance | Musical Theatre Dance | Acting: - $250/Student per Semester - $500/Student Full Year Musical Theatre Workshop: - $350/Student per Semester - $700/Student Full Year *Students must take at least one of the following in order to enroll in the Musical Theatre Workshop: Vocal Performance, Musical Theatre Dance, and/or Acting

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