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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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Robots!

By at February 26, 2016 | 9:15 am |

Robots!

Scraptivity is all about re using as many materials as possible instead of buying new all the time. Children’s art lends itself to recycling and upcycling easily and affordably. This week’s project is a robot! Materials needed: Cardboard Paint Glue Lids from jars Caps from bottles Imagination! To begin paint your cardboard whatever color more...

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Arsenic And Old Lace Opens CT Theatre Company’s 2016 Season

By at February 26, 2016 | 8:30 am |

Arsenic And Old Lace Opens CT Theatre Company’s 2016 Season

Connecticut Theatre Company, recently named Best Connecticut Community Theatre in the 2015 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards, is opening their 2016 season with the comedic play Arsenic & Old Lace. The play, originally written in 1939 by Joseph Kesselring and turned into a movie released in 1944, tells the story of the Brewster family. Two spinster aunts, Abby and more...

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Family Fun – Snowflake

By at February 19, 2016 | 9:15 am |

Family Fun – Snowflake

Winter has finally arrived! Snow pants and boots and mittens and hot chocolate! When the kids have had enough outside and are looking for something fun and warm to do, this might just be it! Make your own snowflake! This super easy, peaceful craft is super satisfying when you see it complete and hanging in the sunshine. Materials: A nice variety of more...

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“Making Dreams Happen” Through Art!

By at February 19, 2016 | 8:30 am |

“Making Dreams Happen” Through Art!

Simsbury Bank has graciously invited CCARC to display some very special artwork throughout the month of February at its Dale Road location in Avon. The artists are individuals served by CCARC’s dayservices programs. Headquartered in New Britain, CCARC’s Mission is to “Make Dreams Happen” for men and women who face the daily, lifelong challenges of living with more...

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