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Sweeney Todd Opens Friday at Connecticut Theatre Company

By at October 13, 2016 | 3:15 pm |

Sweeney Todd Opens Friday at Connecticut Theatre Company

Connecticut Theatre Company is opening their latest production, the musical thriller Sweeney Todd on Friday, Oct. 14th. The musical, with a book written by Hugh Wheeler and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim has been a musical theatre favorite since 1979. The show was turned into a movie released in 2007 starring Johnny Depp. The show tells the story of wrongfully more...

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Family Fun – Halloween

By at October 6, 2016 | 6:45 pm |

Family Fun – Halloween

Halloween is edging ever closer not that I want to speed up the month! There are so many fun things to do this month. Let’s play with ghosts and spiders and things that creep in the night! If you add a bit of glow in the dark paint it adds a whole new element to these fridge magnets! Let’s get to it! Materials: Popsicle sticks Googly eyes Green, white more...

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Family Fun – Autumn

By at September 29, 2016 | 7:15 pm |

Family Fun – Autumn

As we approach the end of September my thoughts turn to the fairs and festivals and all the wonderful bounty of the season’s harvest. We look forward to seeing the giant pumpkins and baby chicks and the smells of fried dough. Delighted screams are heard from the rides at the fair and the beautiful colors of Autumn blaze from the trees. Scarecrows, pumpkins and apples more...

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Family Fun – Fall Tree

By at September 22, 2016 | 7:15 pm |

Family Fun – Fall Tree

Spoooky or friendly? You decide! Using a variety of materials we will create a nighttime fall scene. Shiny black contact paper mounted on sturdy cardboard create the base for our beautiful tree. Brown craft paper cut free form into a tree shape and glued creates texture and opportunity for the colorful buttons to be showcased. Full moon? Crescent moon? What’s your more...

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New Britain Reception For Veteran’s Art At City Hall

By at September 22, 2016 | 6:15 pm |

New Britain Reception For Veteran’s Art At City Hall

Mayor Erin E. Stewart and the New Britain Commission on the Arts will host a reception on Wednesday, September 28 from 5-7 p.m. to mark the opening of a new art exhibit at City Hall that features the work of 12 artists who are veterans. The Mayor’s Arts Commission recently set aside gallery space on the second floor of City Hall as a place where veteran artists and more...

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Family Fun – Fairies

By at September 15, 2016 | 8:15 pm |

Family Fun – Fairies

Here at Scraptivity we love our fairies. Good fairies, bad faeries, fairies full of mischief! Those tiny winged creatures seldom leave our thoughts. Sometimes they get up to fun and games here in the shop after the lights have gone out and no one is here! I come in to work in the morning and wonder “how did that get there?” When I look a bit closer there is usually more...

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Family Fun – Flubber

By at September 8, 2016 | 7:30 pm |

Family Fun – Flubber

This week we decided to try a couple of recipes here in the shop. First up was the Monster Slime! Oh. My. Stars! That was an epic fail! We were stained blue almost up to the elbows from the glitter paint and it got sticky but didn’t quite form properly. So we tried again. Yikes! This recipe needs some work. So, onward we went to try something new. Flubber! We more...

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Family Fun – Rocket

By at August 25, 2016 | 6:45 pm |

Family Fun – Rocket

  The summer is flying by at the speed of a rocket! The count down has begun for the start of school. All the conversations here in the store fly around what team the kids are on and school supply shopping. So let’s have fun today with a little science and math. Rockets! Let’s play with rockets! These are so fun and easy to make. The supplies are few and the fun more...

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Family Fun – Fairies

By at August 18, 2016 | 7:30 pm |

Family Fun – Fairies

In honor of our upcoming event in Volunteer Park on Farmington Ave in Berlin we have created fairies this week! Berlin will be treated to a month of faeries in September. Many of our residents and friends have been working hard to see if we might invite some of these fun and mischievous beings to our little town park. We’ve built little houses and cottages and more...

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Family Fun – Cork

By at August 11, 2016 | 7:30 pm |

Family Fun – Cork

This week here in the shop we have received corks! We have corks of every size and shape here. I’m guessing we could cover a good part of the map with all the Winery’s represented in our boxes and jars and buckets of corks! Now comes the challenge of using all these corks! We can make tissue box covers and cork boards and trivets and animals and Christmas more...

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