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Prize-Winning Drama “Our Town” to Be Performed By NBYT

By at June 9, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

Prize-Winning Drama “Our Town” to Be Performed By NBYT

The weekend of June 24 through 26, the Teen Company of New Britain Youth Theater (NBYT) will perform Thornton Wilder’s Our Town at the Hole in the Wall Theater in downtown New Britain. Our Town is a 1938 Pulitzer Prize-winning three-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder. The play tells the story of the fictional American town of Grover’s Corners, New more...

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Family Fun!- Summer Days

By at June 2, 2016 | 7:00 pm |

Family Fun!- Summer Days

Hooray for blue skies, warm sunshine and flowers! Soon the kids will be out of school and ready for new adventures. Running through the green grass and sprinklers, kicking balls and blowing bubbles are great ways to spend a beautiful day. Today’s craft celebrates our beautiful days! Feel free to embellish or change in any way that suits you. Materials: Strofoam more...

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Family Fun – Fireworks

By at May 26, 2016 | 7:30 pm |

Family Fun – Fireworks

Memorial Day is almost here. Parades to honor our service men and women, flag waving and even a few fireworks to mark the occasion. After running around all weekend here’s a fun and quiet painting activity to enjoy! Materials needed: Thick paper for painting on. 3 Cardboard tubes Scissors forks straws toothbrush or pot scrubber 3 Paper more...

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Family Fun – Shells

By at May 19, 2016 | 9:00 am |

Family Fun – Shells

Bliss!! Sunshine and warm weather! The birds are singing the flowers are blooming and people are sneezing. Ah, Spring! Welcome! The warm sunshine brings me thoughts of things to do outside. We love hiking in the forests and watching the plants bloom and unfurl their tender leaves. The bugs are starting to fly around your head in the swampy areas. We enjoy getting out more...

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Family Fun – Butterflies

By at May 13, 2016 | 9:00 am |

Family Fun – Butterflies

Where oh where is Spring?! The flowers are blooming and the grass is growing but what happened to the warm sunshine? We would like to help Spring along with these fun butterflies. You don’t need many supplies to make them but if you need more coffee filters or pipecleaners we have lots of them here at the shop! Basic materials: Coffee filters Pipe more...

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Family Fun – Mother’s Day

By at May 6, 2016 | 9:00 am |

Family Fun – Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day and Spring are both upon us! Both events bring flowers to mind. While fresh flowers are absolutely wonderful and brighten and fragrance the room they do pass in about a week. Our craft this week will last much longer than a week and with your choice of colors and flowers can be made perfectly appropriate for every season and every reason! It’s really more...

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Family Fun – Soda Bottle Flowers

By at April 29, 2016 | 9:15 am |

Family Fun – Soda Bottle Flowers

Here at Scraptivity we are all about recycling and upcycling and use it at least one more time before you have to toss it into the waste stream. Today’s project fills that need and is just plain adorable! What you need: An assortment of plastic bottles with a screw top A razor knife for cutting – this part is done by adults! Sharp scissors Acrylic more...

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Family Fun – Cardboard Tubes

By at April 22, 2016 | 9:00 am |

Family Fun – Cardboard Tubes

This weeks adventure can take you in any direction you and your children choose! We elected to make a giant initial of our last name. G! And a simple circle that can be decorated in many ways. Once you master the technique of cutting the tubes and gluing them together it’s easy to expand on the many ways to make this simple idea more elegant. By squishing the tube more...

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CT Theatre Co. Celebrates My Fair Lady Anniversary

By at April 22, 2016 | 8:15 am |

CT Theatre Co. Celebrates My Fair Lady Anniversary

The stage version of My Fair Lady had it’s world premiere in New Haven at the Shubert Theatre on February 4th, 1956. The show opened in a blizzard with Rex Harrison threatening not to go on stage after a troubling dress rehearsal earlier. The show, of course, did go on and became one of the most beloved classics of the Broadway stage. Now 60 years later, Connecticut more...

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Art League Of New Britain Wants Artists For Show

By at April 22, 2016 | 8:00 am |

Art League Of New Britain Wants Artists For Show

The Art League of New Britain wants Artists to submit work for the 12th Annual Spring Juried Exhibition at their Gallery at 30 Cedar St. in New Britain, the second oldest Art League in the country. The Jurors are Rachel Carlson and Claudia Van Nes of Maple and Main Gallery in Chester, Ct. The show will run from Friday, May 13 to Sunday, June 5. There will be an opening more...

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