Bestselling author Abby Stokes will be at C.H. Booth Library on Thursday, April 9, to help “digital immigrants” understand the fast-changing world of technology. For those Baby Boomers (and beyond) not born with a keyboard or mouse in their hand, Ms Stokes will comprehensive and jargon-free information with a reassuring and friendly approach.
Congregation Adath Israel will host a night of comedy with Rabbi Sim Glaser, to take place on Sunday, March 15, at 7 pm. Rabbi Glaser has performed at the Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival for five years running, with sold out shows. He has delighted his synagogue with his own “Late Night with Rabbi Glaser” productions. Sunday's performance will be suitable for adults and older teens.
Just in time for graduations, weddings, and other memorable special events, C.H. Booth Library will offer a three-hour, hands-on workshop “Learn to Shoot & Edit Video With Your Smartphone.” The free program will take place Sunday, April 12, from 1 to 4 pm.
Runners and walkers are invited to flood the streets of Milford on Saturday, March 21, to honor the memory of James Mattioli on the weekend of his birthday. Proceeds from the race will benefit The James R. Mattioli Scholarship Fund, set up by James’s parents, Cindy and Mark Mattioli. Two scholarships will be awarded this spring, at Milford’s two public high schools — Jonathan Law High School and Joseph Foran High School — in memory of James.
The year 1994 marked the foundation of the Henschel Quartett’s international career, when cellist Mathias Beyer-Karlshoj joined the founding members Christoph, Markus, and Monika Henschel, and the quartet devoted itself exclusively to chamber music. Newtown Friends of Music is delighted to host a concert by the quartet at Edmond Town Hall Theatre beginning at 3 pm Sunday, March 15.
The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown will have Rick Daskam painting a still life setup in oil Wednesday, March 11, beginning at 7:30 pm. The demonstration will take place in the lower lever of Newtown Meeting House, and the public is invited free of charge.
Taught and lead by volunteer Hanna Roehrs , a group of weavers were part of the first workshop offered at HealingNewtown in the winter of 2013. That group has continued and expanded, and their work will now be the focus of an exhibit at C.H. Booth Library. Located in the showcase outside the Children’s Department, the exhibit — a collaboration between the library and Newtown Cultural Arts Commission — will be on display by the end of this week during regular hours
The Genealogy Club of Newtown will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, March 11, beginning at 7 pm. It will be at C.H. Booth Library. Phillip Hayes, of Sirius Innovations. Mr Hayes of Monroe, who calls himself “The Digital Genealogist,” will offer a presentation on “Making the Most of Digital Newspapers.”
The Newtown Historical Society will host an open house at its headquarters, The Matthew Curtiss House, on Sunday March 15, from noon to 4 pm. During this month’s open house the special guests will be Patricia Campbell, a dance caller, and Fran Hendrickson, who will accompany her on keyboards. This is an interactive family event, where visitors 8 years old and up will have the opportunity to learn and participate in a 45-minute session. he public is also invited to visit and tour the building at 44 Main Street any time between noon and 4 pm.
The University of Connecticut Symphony Orchestra and University of Connecticut Concert Choir, with special guests Chorus Angelicus Children’s Choir of Torrington and soloists Jillian Cowles, treble; Janani Sridhar, soprano; and Gregory Zavracky, tenor, under the direction of Dr Jamie Spillane, will present the premier of the 2013 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Composition Prize-winning new work, “A Child’s Requiem” by Steven Sametz, Thursday evening, March 5. The concert and lecture will be repeated in Stamford, Saturday, March 7, at The Palace Stamford Center for the Arts. Unticketed admissiong to both performances is free.