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Family Fun: Ice Lanterns!

By at January 29, 2016 | 9:45 am |

Family Fun: Ice Lanterns!

[caption id="attachment_12415" align="alignnone" width="580"] Photo credit Practically Functional.com[/caption] Now that we finally have some cold and snow let’s play with it! These beautiful ice lanterns are easier to make than the directions indicate. All you need is: 2 containers – one larger than the other. They will nest inside each other with room for more...

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Winter Fairies!

By at January 22, 2016 | 8:45 am |

Winter Fairies!

Here at Scraptivity we love our fairies! Here is a lovely fairy using natural materials. You will need: Pine cones An acorn with a cap 2 matching Pipe cleaners Glue gun & tacky glue Small amount of paint Glitter to match the paint Ribbon for hanging Paint your pine cone. Paint the cap of your acorn You may want to hot glue your acorn more...

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Family Fun!

By at January 15, 2016 | 9:30 am |

Family Fun!

  Nature collage! Since we still have no snow in sight and so many great hiking trails are open both in New Britain and Berlin it’s a great time to go out and take a hike! Bring a collecting bag with you. Better yet give everyone their own bag. A pair of snips might come in handy for the wood stems. Keep your eye out for the interesting seed pods. Milk weed more...

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Auditions Announced for Two New Youth Theater Productions

By at January 8, 2016 | 9:45 am |

Auditions Announced for Two New Youth Theater Productions

Hot on the heels of two successful productions, Winnie-the-Pooh and A Christmas Carol, New Britain Youth Theater is announcing auditions for two new shows to be performed in the spring—Honk! Jr for ages 8 to 14, and Penny & the Pirates for ages 6 to 9. Penny & the Pirates is an original play, by the writers of last season’s Unlocked: The True Story of more...

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New Opening at Stockman Gallery

By at January 8, 2016 | 8:15 am |

New Opening at Stockman Gallery

“David Holzman: From the Book of Umm” opens with a reception on Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 5-7 p.m. at New Britain’s downtown Stockman Gallery 19 Chestnut Street. Holzman has shown his work extensively, but with this exhibition will be explicitly revealing the process that is at the heart of his art. Exhibition curator Melanie Carr remarked: “In working with more...

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DIY Glitter Tape!

By at December 24, 2015 | 8:45 am |

DIY Glitter Tape!

This is the perfect time of year for cards! With all the holidays, celebrations and winter birthdays and the continuing offer to come make a free card a day at Scraptivity for a Veteran you could become a card master in no time! This version is especially fun! You get to add glitter! What you need: Construction paper or cardstock Double stick tape Glue more...

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Christmas Marbled Wrapping Paper

By at December 18, 2015 | 8:45 am |

Christmas Marbled Wrapping Paper

After you do this activity with your family the newly created beautiful paper can be used as wrapping paper. Christmas Marbled Paper Shaving Cream Supplies: • Food Coloring • Water • Heavier Weight White Paper • Straight Edge • Paint Brush • Muffin Tin • Medicine Dropper • Spatula • Tooth Picks or Spoon for Stirring more...

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Main Street Singers Holiday Performance

By at December 11, 2015 | 9:00 am |

Main Street Singers Holiday Performance

The Main Street Singers will perform their annual Winter Concert Saturday, Dec. 12th at 4 p.m. at South Church, 90 Main St. The holiday themed program includes music by Arne Running, Linda Spevacek, and John Raymond Howell; among others. A free-will offering to benefit the MSS Financial Aid Fund will be received. A reception in the church parlor will follow the more...

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Music Series at South Church

By at October 30, 2015 | 10:30 am |

Music Series at South Church

On Sunday, Nov. 1 at 4 p.m., the Music Series at South Church, 90 Main St. will present The South Church Chamber Society with pianist David Westfall and the Johannes String Quartet. The Johannes Quartet consists of four outstanding musicians who pursue their love of the string quartet literature. These musicians include Soovin Kim, the first American to win the more...

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Rocky Horror Show Returns

By at October 23, 2015 | 10:15 am |

Rocky Horror Show Returns

The Phoenix Theater Company is bringing The Rocky Horror Show back to Trinity-On-Main in New Britain, Connecticut from October 16 to October 31. Come see the 40th anniversary of the movie spectacle! Sing and dance to the great music! Come dressed as your favorite character! Enjoy the wedding and the creation! Participation bags will be available. There will be nine more...

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