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Adult Intermediate Improvisation Class

Monday, May. 4, 2015, 7:00 pm

Education/Lectures

Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd, West Hartford, CT , 06119

Calling all improv fanatics and amateurs alike! It’s time to sharpen your quick wit, to focus on your inner ham that makes appearances at parties and get-togethers. Beginning on April 27, Playhouse on Park is excited to offer an Adult Intermediate Improvisation class led by returning instructor Claire Zick.

Intermediate Improvisation continues work on the fundamental principles of improvisation while introducing short-form improv games. The focus will include concepts such as status, tilt and re-incorporation, using the environment and non-linear narrative. The emphasis will be on character work, creating narratives and playing with commitment.

Claire Zick moved to West Hartford from Seattle where she was an ensemble member at Unexpected Productions, Seattle's first and most reputable improv theater company. She performed weekly in Seattle Theatresports™ and long-form shows such as Harold, Spoken, Blank Slate, Fakespeare, The Melanie Game, Campfire, A(n) Improvised Christmas Carol , Black Eyed Blonde, Impressionistic Horror, and improvised versions of movie genres. She was also the Assistant Artistic Director and only female member of Sisters of Sal, a long-form improvisational comedy troupe that won Seattle CageMatch and performed with Ryan Stiles. She has studied improv at Unexpected Productions, Magnet Theater, and UCB Theatre. Her instructors have included Randy Dixon, Matt Smith, Jill Farris, Armando Diaz, Christian Capozzoli, Keith Johnstone and Mick Napier. Locally she has been seen in Vanities, Isn't it Romantic, Arsenic and Old Lace and Lend Me a Tenor as well as other scripted and improv productions in theaters around the state.


Prerequisites include Intro to Improvisation, or permission from the instructor. The class will accommodate up to 14 adults, so early sign up is encouraged. NO CLASS May 25. Adult Intermediate Improv runs until June 22 and will close with a performance by students on June 23. The fee is $200. To register, visit the Education page at www.playhouseonpark.org, and download the registration form, or call 860-523-5900 x10 for more information. Playhouse on Park is located at 244 Park Road, West Hartford, CT, 06119.

Basic Photography Classes with Steve Nadler, May 5, O.Lyme;

Education/Lectures

Old lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, 2 Library Lane, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

May 5 & 19, 6-8 p.m.
Basic Photography Session 1
May 14 & 21, 1-3 p.m.
Basic Photography Session 2

each course is designed to allow photographers to obtain the skills they will need to achieve their individual photographic visions. You decide if you are going to take it in the afternoon or evening light.

If you want to end the frustration of under or overexposed images, blurred or off-color photos and scenes that never quite have the impact you were looking for, then this course is for you; $50 per session; (860) 434-1684.

When Shad was King, May 6, O.Lyme

Wednesday, May. 6, 2015, 12:00 pm
When Shad was King, May 6, O.Lyme;

Education/Lectures

Old lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, 2 Library Lane, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

noon, join our guest speaker, Brenda Milkofsky, the founding director and retired Senior Curator at the Connecticut River Museum who introduced the first shad fishing demonstration program there in 1987.

The presentation will look at the changing fortunes of Connecticut’s famous fish using art, objects and a short film. Although the Connecticut River shad fishery has all but disappeared, the fish holds an important place in our cultural memory. Why else would hundreds of people flock to community gatherings to eat this oily, boney herring only once during the whole year?

Since prehistoric times the returning shad have been an important visitor to our waters and a most welcome guest. Arriving each year as a harbinger of spring, the annual shad run brought with it diversion, excitement, competition and opportunities for rewards at the end of a long winter; free; (860) 434-1684.

Growing Your Business

Thursday, May. 7, 2015, 10:00 am

Education/Lectures

Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St, New London, CT , 06320

Contact: Madhu Gupta 860-447-1411 x 3 mgupta@plnl.org

Whether your small business is just starting, or now starting to grow, knowing your customers and how to expand your products and services are among the most important elements of growing your business incrementally.

Workshop presenter Eric Munro will teach you the key steps in developing a successful plan that will help you identify how to grow your business. Important steps include how to find new customers and how to plan and develop new products and services, as well as paying close attention to your existing customers and expanding their potential

Money Smart for Older Adults

Friday, May. 8, 2015, 12:30 pm

Education/Lectures

Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St, New London, CT , 06320

The workshop provides awareness among older adults and their caregivers on how to prevent elder financial exploitation and to encourage advance planning and informed financial decision-making.
Discussion Topics:
Common Types of Elder Financial Exploitation
Scams Targeting Veterans
Identity Theft
Medical Identity Theft
Scams that Target Homeowners
Planning for Unexpected Life Events
How to Be Financially Prepared for Disasters
Program sponsored by Chelsea Groton Bank.

Money Smart for Older Adults, May 8, N.London

Friday, May. 8, 2015, 12:30 pm

Education/Lectures

Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St, New London, CT , 06320

12:30-1:30 p.m., Madhu Gupta 860-447-1411 x 3 mgupta@plnl.org; free.

The workshop provides awareness among older adults and their caregivers on how to prevent elder financial exploitation and to encourage advance planning and informed financial decision-making.

Discussion Topics:

Common Types of Elder Financial Exploitation
Scams Targeting Veterans
Identity Theft
Medical Identity Theft
Scams that Target Homeowners
Planning for Unexpected Life Events
How to Be Financially Prepared for Disasters
Program sponsored by Chelsea Groton Bank.

Mother-Infant Breastfeeding Support Group

Friday, May. 8, 2015, 10:00 am
Mother-Infant Breastfeeding Support Group;

Education/Lectures

Women and Family Life Center, 96 Fair Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

This is an informal support group for moms and infants. In the comfort of a small group, you may discuss anything from breastfeeding challenges to pumping and going back to work. Older siblings welcomed. Pre-registration required. No fee. Visit www.womenandfamilylife.org.

 -From Barbados With Love: Sailor's Valentines Then and Now;

Education/Lectures

Henry Whitfield State Museum, 248 Old Whitfield Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

Lecture on the history of 19th-century sailor’s valentines and reception for artist Lois Kessler.

Boating Safety Course

Saturday, May. 9, 2015, 8:00 am

Education/Lectures

U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 15 mohegan ave, new london, , 06320

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer classes in Boating Safely at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 31 Mohegan Avenue Parkway, Room 129, Yeaton Hall in New London. .
The 8-hour-long, beginner boating class and test qualifies participants to obtain a Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate, necessary to legally operate any size boat with a motor in Connecticut waters.
Course textbooks will be provided. Students should bring a lunch, pencil and pen. Those who successfully finish will receive a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Certificate of Completion. The cost is $65 for individuals, $55 for each additional family member taking the class at the same time and $40 for military (must have ID to show the class instructor).
Topics include: Introduction to Boating; Boating Law; Boat Safety Equipment; Safe Boating; Navigation Boating Problems; Trailering, Storing and Protecting Your Boat; navigating rivers and other boating tips.
Pre-registration is required. Please call 860-910-9013 or email auxboatingsafety@yahoo.com for more information.

Demo Day at the LAA! with Jack Broderick

Saturday, May. 9, 2015, 11:00 am
Demo Day at the LAA! with Jack Broderick;

Education/Lectures

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Although Jack has traveled extensively, painting, teaching and exhibiting in Europe, Asia and Latin America, Northeastern Connecticut is his home. Its deep forests, enduring farmlands and ever-changing weather are a challenge and a joy to paint.

To Jack, life is a conversation… art is a conversation. It is a conversation between artist and subject, whether the subject is a landscape, a still life or a model.

In Argentina, he has had several solo shows in galleries in Buenos Aires and a solo show at the Museo del Pintura Jose Antonio Terry, in Tilcara in the Province of Jujuy, In 2004, he was in a diverse show of 5 artists from Japan, Argentina and the United States in Paris, France. The same year he was in a show in Palermo, Italy. In April 2004, Jack was awarded a residency at the prestigious Fundacion Valparaiso in Mojacar, Spain. In April 2006, he exhibited in the Niche-Gallery in Tokyo, Japan. He has also taught plein air workshops in Vagliagli, Tuscany, Italy for Il Chiostro. Recently, Jack has traveled to Ireland and Cuba to paint and has given classes in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

As a member of the Copley Society, he received the society’s Robb Sagendorph Award in 2000 and he earned the distinction of "Copley Artist" in 2004. He has taught classes and workshops in drawing and painting at the Lyme Art Association of which he is an Elected Artist Member. Jack is now teaching painting and drawing in his studio at the Mill Works in Willington, CT and at the Wethersfield Academy for the Arts.

Jack studied for three years at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts. He is a graduate of Marist College, the University of Notre Dame and the University of Connecticut.

Adult Intermediate Improvisation Class

Monday, May. 11, 2015, 7:00 pm

Education/Lectures

Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd, West Hartford, CT , 06119

Calling all improv fanatics and amateurs alike! It’s time to sharpen your quick wit, to focus on your inner ham that makes appearances at parties and get-togethers. Beginning on April 27, Playhouse on Park is excited to offer an Adult Intermediate Improvisation class led by returning instructor Claire Zick.

Intermediate Improvisation continues work on the fundamental principles of improvisation while introducing short-form improv games. The focus will include concepts such as status, tilt and re-incorporation, using the environment and non-linear narrative. The emphasis will be on character work, creating narratives and playing with commitment.

Claire Zick moved to West Hartford from Seattle where she was an ensemble member at Unexpected Productions, Seattle's first and most reputable improv theater company. She performed weekly in Seattle Theatresports™ and long-form shows such as Harold, Spoken, Blank Slate, Fakespeare, The Melanie Game, Campfire, A(n) Improvised Christmas Carol , Black Eyed Blonde, Impressionistic Horror, and improvised versions of movie genres. She was also the Assistant Artistic Director and only female member of Sisters of Sal, a long-form improvisational comedy troupe that won Seattle CageMatch and performed with Ryan Stiles. She has studied improv at Unexpected Productions, Magnet Theater, and UCB Theatre. Her instructors have included Randy Dixon, Matt Smith, Jill Farris, Armando Diaz, Christian Capozzoli, Keith Johnstone and Mick Napier. Locally she has been seen in Vanities, Isn't it Romantic, Arsenic and Old Lace and Lend Me a Tenor as well as other scripted and improv productions in theaters around the state.


Prerequisites include Intro to Improvisation, or permission from the instructor. The class will accommodate up to 14 adults, so early sign up is encouraged. NO CLASS May 25. Adult Intermediate Improv runs until June 22 and will close with a performance by students on June 23. The fee is $200. To register, visit the Education page at www.playhouseonpark.org, and download the registration form, or call 860-523-5900 x10 for more information. Playhouse on Park is located at 244 Park Road, West Hartford, CT, 06119.

Non Profit Resource Center Grant Database Training

Monday, May. 11, 2015, 12:30 pm

Education/Lectures

Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St, New London, CT , 06320

Contact: Madhu Gupta 860-447-1411 x 3 mgupta@plnl.org

Did you know that the library has access to information on 100,000 grantmakers and 2.3 million grants? Sign up for this class to learn how to access and harness this information for the greater good of your non profit organization. Space is limited to 10 people and preregistration is required.

Register or call 860-447-1411 x 3.

Location: Community Room

Education/Lectures

Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St, New London, CT , 06320

12:30 p.m., Madhu Gupta 860-447-1411 x 3 mgupta@plnl.org

Did you know that the library has access to information on 100,000 grantmakers and 2.3 million grants? Sign up for this class to learn how to access and harness this information for the greater good of your non profit organization. Space is limited to 10 people and preregistration is required.

free; call to register (860) 447-1411 x 3. Location: Community Room

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