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NB Residents in African-Inspired Concert July 29

By at July 27, 2017 | 3:45 pm |

NB Residents in African-Inspired Concert July 29

Queen Ann Nzinga Center, Inc. presents its free, family friendly Music from the African Diaspora concert at 7 p.m. on July 29 at the Theater for the Performing Arts at the Learning Corridor in Hartford. Nzinga’s Daughters, whose members are from Plainville, Bristol and Hartford, headlines the annual show. Also performing are the world-renowned soul singer Betty more...

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Making Dreams Happen Through Art

By at March 16, 2017 | 5:15 pm |

Making Dreams Happen Through Art

Paier College of Art located at 20 Gorham Ave, Hamden, CT will be showcasing a selection of artwork created by adults with disabilities this month at an exhibit in the gallery of the Fine Arts Building. The artists are individuals served by CCARC, Inc., Central Connecticut’s leading nonprofit dedicated to providing personalized services to people with more...

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Family Fun – Quilling

By at February 16, 2017 | 6:00 pm |

Family Fun – Quilling

Today’s activity is all about Love. This activity can be created for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or just any old day that you have the opportunity to express a little love. It is after all what makes the world a better place. Quilling- have you heard of it? There are so many beautiful projects that you can do with Quilling. It’s the art of more...

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Family Fun – Valentine Wreath

By at February 9, 2017 | 6:45 pm |

Family Fun –  Valentine Wreath

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! There are so many fun things to make with the kids for Valentine’s Day it was hard to choose! I hope you like our beautiful wreath. Materials: Cardboard Scissors White glue Tissue paper Charms How to: We started with a square of cardboard that was about 12 inches. We cut out a square from the center that is more...

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Family Fun – Cactus

By at February 2, 2017 | 6:00 pm |

Family Fun – Cactus

February, does this mean we are about half way thru winter? I passed a garden center over the weekend and they had a sign up out front. 53 days til Spring! This is about the time of the year when I start wishing for pretty flowers and garden planning. The catalogs are coming in the mail and my house plants are getting all my attention. Succulents are very popular this more...

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GNBAA to hold Second Chance Karaoke ‘Fun Raiser’

By at February 2, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

GNBAA to hold Second Chance Karaoke ‘Fun Raiser’

Did your Valentine’s Day not turn out as you hoped? On Wednesday, Feb. 15 you will get another chance for a fun evening at the Greater New Britain Arts Alliance (GNBAA) Second Chance Fun Raiser. “It’s a fundraiser for the arts alliance. It’s at Trinity on Main because they have Karaoke every Wednesday night. This is a preamble,” said Stephen Hard, executive more...

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Family Fun – Clipboards

By at January 26, 2017 | 6:00 pm |

Family Fun – Clipboards

It’s the end of January and we have survived without a major snowstorm. We have had several ice storms, but not a large amount of snow. Does that mean February will be brutal to us? Will we not get a Spring until May? In New England we never know what we will get. I am hoping we won’t pay for such livable weather we had this month. Tuesday had phenomenal more...

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Industrial Folk Art of Abraham Megerdichian

By at January 26, 2017 | 5:15 pm |

Industrial Folk Art of Abraham Megerdichian

The New Britain Industrial Museum’s current exhibit of metal miniatures made by Abraham Megerdichian will be closing on Saturday Jan. 28; a presentation on the life and work of the artist will be given at 1 p.m. in the museum at 185 Main St. “Art” has been defined as the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination that results in works more...

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Family Fun – Winter Tree Suncatcher

By at January 19, 2017 | 5:45 pm |

Family Fun – Winter Tree Suncatcher

This time of the year our landscape is covered with the skeletons of trees! I love to look at the shapes and forms that our trees take. Birches look different than Oaks who are again so different from the Willows. Branch structure, shape and form stand out at this time of year. If you are lucky enough to have a willow nearby do you enjoy the swing of the branches as more...

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Family Fun – Journal

By at January 12, 2017 | 5:45 pm |

Family Fun – Journal

Happy New Year Everyone! This is the time of year that we think about goals, resolutions and what the next year in our lives should look like. One way to help those resolutions or plans along is to write about it. What you write and think about has much more of a chance of happening. Journaling is a great way to stay in touch with yourself at any age. The younger you more...

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