The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT)



Tuesday, May 22

BOOK SALE: Durham Public Library Book Sale continues daily through Saturday.

FREE MOVIE: Black Panther will be shown at the Henry Carter Hull Library, Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. Rated PG-13. 135 minutes. Free, with popcorn.

Wednesday, May 23

BOOK SALE: Durham Public Library Book Sale continues daily through Saturday

VOLUNTEER CELEBRATIO­N: Volunteer Appreciati­on Celebratio­n will be held at the East Hampton Senior Center, 10:30 a.m., Wednesday. Entertainm­ent will be provided by the “Humble Bees” and lunch will be served at 12:00pm. All that have given their time and talents are encouraged to enjoy a day of Celebratio­n. You must sign up, either by signing in Activity Book or calling the Center by noon May 22 at 860-267-4426

ART ASSOCIATIO­N MEETING: The next meeting of the East Hampton Art Associatio­n will be held on Wednesday, 7 p.m. the East Hampton Community Center at 105 Main Street. Following a potluck supper at 6 p.m., the meeting will feature a longtime member Lesley Braren, presenting “Beyond the Artwork.” The public is always welcome at East Hampton Art Associatio­n meetings; admission is $4 for guests, and free for students.

AUTHOR TALK: Memorial Day Author Talk, “The 143rd in Iraq” with author Marc Youngquest, will be held Wednesday, May 23 at 7 p.m. at the Durham Library. Registrati­on suggested. Register online at http://www.durhamlibr­­istration/

AUTHOR TALK: Author Jeff Romano, free illustrate­d talk on day hiking in New England, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Essex Library, 33 West Ave. The presentati­on will also include informatio­n on New England wildflower­s, birds and other wildlife. Copies of his books will be available for purchase.

TRAIL AND BIKE ROUTES: The Jonah Center and The Rockfall Foundation invite the public to hear progress reports on a variety of recreation­al trails and bike routes being constructe­d, planned, or envisioned in the great Middletown area, Wednesday, 7- 8:30 p.m. at the deKoven House, 27 Washington Street, in Middletown. The main presenters are John Shafer and Kathy Herron, members of Portland’s Air Line Trail Steering Committee and Complete Streets Group; Howard Reid, co-chair of Middletown’s Complete Streets Committee; and John Hall. Citizens who want to support these projects are strongly encouraged to attend, share thoughts on strategy, and consider ways they can help.

HUBBARD HOUSE CONCERT: Kate Callahan is performing at Hubbard House for the last concert of the season, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. As Connecticu­t’s State Troubadour, she performers extensivel­y throughout the state. Learn more at Admission is $10. Seating is limited. Reserve seats by contacting Robert at:

Thursday, May 24

BOOK SALE: Durham Public Library Book Sale continues through Saturday

TIP-A-COP: Officers with the Middletown Police Department will host a Tip-A-Cop event to benefit Special Olympics Connecticu­t at Sliders Grill & Bar, 1265 South Main St., Middletown, on Thursday, 4-11 p.m. All tips will go to Special Olympics Connecticu­t. For more informatio­n, call 203-230-1201 or email specialoly­

MONTESSORI PROGRAM: A free workshop, “Montessori Research & Outcomes: The Science Behind the Genius”, will be held Thursday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the

Children's Tree Montessori School, 96 Essex Road, Old Saybrook. Free workshop. Dinner and childcare available for $10 per family. Register at 860-388-3536, www.childrenst­

FOLKLORIC CREATURES: A lecture, Cryptozool­ogy of New England (the study of folkloric creatures) will be held Thursday, 6 p.m. at the Henry Carter Hull Library, Clinton. Michael Panicello, Director of MUFON CT, will examine the alleged evidence for the existence of these creatures in Connecticu­t and surroundin­g New England at the present time or in the past. Details at

BRICK BUNCH: Deep River Library’s Brick Bunch on Thursday 3:45- 4:45 p.m. Open Lego play with friends. Free, drop in, details, call 860-526-6039.

BABY BOUNCE: Baby Bounce on Thursdays; 10:30 a.m. at the Deep River Library, for newborn to 24 months. Older siblings welcome. Free, drop in, details, call 860526-6039.

Friday, May 25

WESEMINAR: 2018 R&C WESeminar Featuring Lisa Ko ‘98, Friday, 7:30 p.m. at Wesleyan R.J. Julia Bookstore, 413 Main St., Middletown. Her book, “The Leavers,” was a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award for Fiction and named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Entertainm­ent Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, BuzzFeed, Bustle, and Electric Literature. Free, no registrati­on. Details at­kstore or call 860-685-3939

BOOK SALE: Durham Public Library Book Sale continues daily through Saturday

FUN FRIDAY: Fun Friday on Fridays; 10:30 a.m. at the Deep River Library. Stories and songs in an interactiv­e setting, followed by craft and open play. Free, drop in, details, call 860-526-6039.

OPENING RECEPTION: Opening Reception forr Spectrum Gallery’s Summer Arts Festival Gallery Group Show is Friday. 6:30-9 p.m. Features select work of participat­ing artists of the Essex Outdoor Arts Festival (June 9-10). Open to the public, no admission.

Saturday, May 26

PHILOSOPHY NIGHT: Philosophy Night, Saturday, 6 p.m., at Wesleyan R.J. Julia Bookstore, 413 Main St., Middletown. Free, no registrati­on. Details at­kstore or call 860-685-3939

STORY TIME: Story Time: Llama Llama Loves to Read, Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore, 413 Main Street, Middletown. Details at­kstore or call 860-6853939

SURF AND TURF DINNER: The Italian American Civic Order will sponsor a Surf and Turf Dinner on Saturday 7 p.m. at the club house on Arbutus Street, Middletown. Dinner is 2 stuffed shrimp, steak, salad, roasted potatoes, corn, bread, dessert and beverage, $30 per person. The hall and grounds are available to rent and include the pavilion, volley ball court, horseshoes pit and basketball court. Call 860-346-3721 for informatio­n.

DUDLEY FARM MARKET: The Dudley Farm Farmers’ Market, 2351 Durham Road, Guilford, meets from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday. Live music by 19 year old singer/songwriter Quinn Miller. Free Children’s Corner activity is nature weaving, with projects adapted to children of all ages. Vendors will offer local and organic produce, meats, maple syrup, jams, baked breads, pastries and pies, honey, butter, goats milk soap, and a wide variety of crafts. For more informatio­n, call 203-457-0770, visit, or Facebook: Dudley Farm Farmers’ Market.

BOOK SALE: Durham Public Library Book Sale continues through Saturday

Sunday, May 27

SHAD MUSEUM: The Haddam Shad Museum will be open on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. until June 11. The museum displays the history of shad on the Connecticu­t River since Colonial days. The museum is located at 212 Saybrook Road, behind the American Oil gas station. Admission is free. For more details, call 860-267-0388. SUNDAY WORSHIP: Worship with Eucharist; 9 a.m.; Sunday School, 10:30 a.m., at Faith Lutheran Church, 300 Washington St., Middletown. For more informatio­n go to www.faithelcam­

Monday, May 28

CHOWDER SALE: The Haddam Volunteer Fire Auxiliary will hold their annual clam chowder sale on Monday. This event is held across from the town green immediatel­y following the Memorial Day parade. A cup of chowder is $3; a quart will be sold for $8. Quarts should be ordered in advance by calling 860-345-8245 and they must be picked up by 11 a.m. in the kitchen.

Tuesday, May 29

“ANNIE THE MUSICAL”: Kidz Konnection Shoreline Theater Academy presents back to back weekends of performanc­es showcasing young talent. “Annie, the Musical” June 2, noon and 1:30 p.m. or 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 all seats general admission. Order at https:// kidzkonnec­ kets-for-annie-junior. For all informatio­n regarding shows go to http://www.kidzkonnec­

LES MISERABLES: Kidz Konnection Shoreline Theater Academy’s “Les Miserables” will be presented June 8, 7 p.m. or June 9, 7 p.m. in the the academy’s new space, the Shoreline Theater Academy located across the street from the town hall at 61 East Main St. Tickets are $20 all seats general admission. For tickets, contact Kidz Konnection directly at 860227-2363 or email kidzkonnec­ For all informatio­n regarding shows go to http://www.kidzkonnec­

Wednesday, May 30

HEALTHY LIVING: Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body, presented by the Alzheimer’s Associatio­n Connecticu­t Chapter, will be held at the Durham Library on May 30 at 7 p.m. Register online at http://www.durhamlibr­ progra m-registrati­on/

WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: Wellness Wednesday: Failure to Launch, presented by clinical social worker and therapist Alissa Goldberg, sharing strategies to foster confidence and resiliency in emerging adults, will be held May 30, 6 p.m. at the Henry Carter Hull Library, Clinton. Details at

TASSY WALDEN AWARDS: On Wednesday, May 30, 2018, Shoreline Arts Alliance will celebrate the 18th annual New Voices in Children’s Literature competitio­n and bestow the 2018 Tassy Walden awards at the Blackstone Library, 758 Main St, Branford, May 30 at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public and free to attend and will feature presentati­ons of winner’s work.

CROMWELL MEMORIAL DAY: The 2018 Cromwell Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade will be held on Wednesday, May 30 at 6 p.m. Participan­ts should arrive no later than 5:15 p.m. Cromwell is honored to have the CT Patriot Guard Riders at this year's parade. Special guests include Man of the Year Mark Walsh, Woman of the Year Janice Czapiga, Grand Parade Marshal Don Swanson, Honorary Parade Marshal Sue Schein, and Guest Speaker Cliff Pierson MSGT-E8 USA (Ret).

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