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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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Family Fun – Pussy Willows

By at April 15, 2016 | 8:45 am |

Family Fun – Pussy Willows

Have you noticed that even with our crazy weather the pussy willows are blooming? Beautiful and warm one day then snowing the next those pussy willows still did their thing! It’s super easy to grow one of your own pussy willow trees. When you see one if you can just break off a branch bring it home and put it in water. While you are enjoying the catkins the branch more...

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Family Fun – Snakes

By at April 8, 2016 | 8:30 am |

Family Fun – Snakes

Spring has arrived! The daffodils’ are blooming the birds are singing and people are starting to think about digging in the yard. Time to clear out the leaves and trim the bushes. Sometimes we might be waking up little critters that have been nesting! While most snakes try to blend in with their natural environment ours like to be SEEN! How fun are these guys? This more...

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Family Fun – Rain Sticks

By at April 1, 2016 | 9:15 am |

Family Fun – Rain Sticks

Welcome Spring! Although the winter was not as tough as some of our New England winters can be I am still ready to welcome Spring! My tulips are up and I’ve seen pictures of daffodils blooming in the recent snow. Knowing that April Showers Bring May Flowers we are going to be working on Rain Sticks today. This is a nice project that can be as intricate and detailed more...

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Family Fun – Easter Eggs

By at March 25, 2016 | 8:30 am |

Family Fun – Easter Eggs

Eggs! Eggs! Eggs! What would Easter be without eggs? Color them, fill them, hide them there are so many fun things to do with eggs! Real eggs, plastic eggs and even porcelain eggs! Today we are going to make Easter Bunny Eggs! Materials needed: Small cardboard tubes from the bathroom tissue Plastic or real hard boiled eggs Small amounts of paint in Spring more...

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Family Fun – Tulips

By at March 18, 2016 | 9:00 am |

Family Fun – Tulips

Spring! Can you almost feel it? The tulips are popping out of the ground the birds are going crazy and singing from first light to dark and people are breaking out the shorts and flip flops! Let’s go with that happy theme this week and make flowers! These can be lined up cheerfully on a window sill or on the kitchen table. No matter where they “grow” they will more...

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Collage Art Show at Stockman Gallery in New Britain

By at March 11, 2016 | 8:15 am |

Collage Art Show at Stockman Gallery in New Britain

The opening reception of Collage featuring the art work of Matthew Best, Matthew Feiner and Margaret Vaughn will be Wednesday, March 16 at the Stockman Gallery at Trinity-on-Main at 19 Chestnut Street in New Britain from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. The show runs until April 22. This is a Program of the Greater New Britain Arts Alliance and more...

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Family Fun – Silly Putty

By at March 4, 2016 | 8:30 am |

Family Fun – Silly Putty

This week while the weather is so crazy let’s stay inside for a bit and play with putty! Here are a couple very simple recipes the kids can help mix. Silly Putty! Just 2 ingredients you probably have in the house: 1 teaspoon Dishwashing liquid 2 teaspoons Corn starch Simply mix in a small bowl. You can add a drop of food coloring if you wish. This more...

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Hair Returns to New Britain at TOM

By at March 4, 2016 | 8:00 am |

Hair Returns to New Britain at TOM

  Let the sun shine in!!! The Phoenix Theater Company is bringing “Hair: the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical” back this Spring with a three week engagement from March 18 to April 3 at the Trinity-on-Main Performance Center at 69 Main St. The classic musical is at once both a joyous celebration of youth and a poignant journey through a tumultuous 1960s more...

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