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191914 Ministries, Inc - 44 Green Street
cocomo.191914@gmail.com • Free workshop in Emerging Artist Development Series (EADS) & Dream Capture Group. Call 860.770.9721

Post info about your organization with articles/photos/upcoming events. Create a press release to send news to media American Towns or jim@americantowns.com

Art Guild of Middletown - 390 Main St., Middlefield
See Events for this month’s special events. The Guild collects & recycles old art books & magazines
• Interested in exhibiting, call Emily Newton, 860.349.3751
• Demos, workshops, classes meet at 402 Main, Middlefield.
Contact: Eva Dykas, Pres., evagdykas@gmail.com or 860.508.4852 or visit their website

Touring shows available: Woman's Will & Circus for a Fragile Planet. Contact Marcella Trowbridge/Dic Wheeler for info info@art-farm.org or 860.346.4390

Artists for World Peace (AFWP)
A non-profit organization creating opportunities for artistic expression that fosters world peace and raises funds to benefit humanitarian causes.
artists for world peace 860.301.9757 or 860.685.1789

Arts Stakeholders Group (ASG)
Open to any interested and invested arts stakeholder in the community. Quarterly potluck dinner meetings, check the front page of arts2go.org for day/time around the time of the equinoxes and solstices. If interested, and you'd like to sign up, contact arts@middletownct.gov

The Book Bower - 386 Main Street Market
Used books purveyor. Hrs. 10a-6p, Mon-Sat. Call 860.704.8222

The Buttonwood Tree (North End Arts Rising, Inc.)
Sun-1p: Food Not Bombs • Mon and Fri, noon-8p: daily open hours for Rare & Used Bookstore, Coffee shop & Open Art Opportunity for children & families; Mon-10:30-11:30a Hearing Voices Network, 7:45p: Moments of Gratitude, 8p: Anything Goes! Open Mic • 1st and 3rd Tues 6 pm: Laughter Yoga; in Dec & Feb • 3rd Wed: 7-9p Drum Circle • 1st Thu-7-9p: Bob Gotta's Acoustic Open Mic returns 2/5/15; 2nd Thurs: Writers Out Loud; Sat-10:30-noon: Aligned with Source workshop. Call 860.347.4957

Carolyn Halsted, 860-343-0677
Highly experienced creative piano teacher. Call or email to schedule lessons.

CT Gilbert & Sullivan - P.O. Box 294, Moodus 06469
CT Gilbert & Sullivan or call 860.554.1256

CT Heritage Productions
Peter Loffredo ptloffredo@earthlink.net 860.347.7771

Connecticut Poetry Society
The Middletown Chapter meets the last Wednesday each month in Meeting Room 3, Russell Library at 6pm. RSVP to Pamela at pamela.cps@hotmail.com or 860.563.5761

Connecticut Woodcarvers Association
CT Forest & Park Bldg, Route 66 • New carvers & families w/children ages 10+ are welcome. ctwoodcarver@gmail.com CT Woodcarvers Association .

Dance Outfitters - 386 Main St. (Main St. Market)
Dance Outfitters 860.638.0086

Friends of the Davison Art Center (FDAC) - Alsop House, 301 High Street
Wed, 11/5 at 12:10p - Artful Lunch w/Alexa Burzinski
Thurs, 11/13 at 5p - Roundtable Discussion (in CFA Hall, Wesleyan)
Tues, 11/18 at 5p - Opening Reception DAC Hallway Gallery, Alsop House, curated by Addie McDowell
Info on the Friends: fdac@wesleyan.edu or visit the FDAC events page 860.685.2500

GMChorale (Greater Middletown Chorale)
Auditions for 2015 season on 1/21, call Margie at 860.633.6198 or email margielivengood@aol.com Greater Middletown Chorale

Greater Middletown Concert Assoc.
Greater Middletown Concerts or call 860.347.4887 or 860.346.3369

Green Street Arts Center is now Green Street Teaching & Learning Center
Green Street TLC • Private lessons-registration open for kids and adults. For info, call 860.685.7871

La Boca Mexican Restaurant & Cantina - 337 Main Street
Open invitation for artists to exhibit. 860.347.4777

Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut
Seeking volunteers to teach Basic Reading and ESL. 860.347.0337

Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park - 80 Harbor Drive
For info on latest happenings, call 860.347.9999

Meditation in Middletown - 91 Beverly Heights
Mon. & Thurs.-7p, Sat.-noon. Meditation at the Starr Mill waterfall. Free & open to the public. Presented by Bob Vinci. The Meditation Man 860.685.8716

Mezzo Grille - 106 Court Street
For info, call 860.346.6000

Middlesex County Community Foundation
Watch listings for Morning Musings-upcoming free workshops for non-profit staff and volunteers to help build their capacity. Call 860.347.0025

Middlesex County Historical Society
Unearthing Community: Archaeology of the Beman Triangle - through May. Exhibits Ongoing: Hard & Stirring Times: Middletown and the Civil War • One House, One Family, Two Centuries: Story of the General Joseph Mansfield 860.346.0746

Middlesex Hospital Vocal Chords - if you love to sing . . .
Rehearsals at 7p, Fox Parish Center (St. Francis Assisi Church). Gina Fredericks, musical director - Joyce Ghent, founder/chair. Call 860.342.3120

Middlesex Institute for Lifelong Education (MILE) - MxCC, 100 Training Hill Road
Offering many arts-related programs, membership required. Info or brochure, contact MILE at MILE online 860.343.5863

Middlesex Music Academy - 440 Main Street
Lessons in guitar, drums, bass, woodwinds, brass, voice, piano & violin. All ages & levels welcome. 860.344.0525

Middletown Adult Education - 398 Main Street
Classes available in art, dance, yoga, music lessons, photography, crafts & zumba. Middletown Adult Ed 860.343.6044

Middletown Art Academy - 504 Main Street-Suite South 3
Visual art instruction for all ages. Middletown Art Academy 860.344.0554

Middletown Artists Coop (MAC) - MAC650 Artspace - 650 Main Street
Hosting figure drawing sessions every 2nd Thurs. from 7 to 10p - 18 and over, $10. Any questions: call Marc - 860.759.8499
Resident artists live in affordable housing & provide arts community service for local groups. 1 & 2 bedroom units available w/studio space. MAC650 Artspace 860.347.0834

Middletown Commission on the Arts (MCA)
Grant application deadline is September 15, 2014 for projects taking place after Nov. 30, 2014 in Categories 2 ($1501 to $8000) and 3 (up to $1500). See front page of this website for details. arts@middletownct.gov 860.638.4510

Middletown Framing - 502 Main Street
For deals/special sales email dmitri@middletownframing.com 860.347.0064

Middletown Scottish Country Dancers
No classes until September. Classes for beginners/experienced dancers. Partners not necessary. Wear soft-soled shoes. Every Wednesday, 7-9:30p, through mid-June, 2014. Held at First Church, 190 Court St.

Middletown Symphonic Band
Meets Thurs, 7p at Middletown HS. Wind instrumentalists/percussionists welcome. No audition/dues. Middletown Symphonic Band or Kathleen Takaki 860.347.5914

Middletuners, The Senior Chorus of Middletown Do you love the "old" songs?
Join the rehearsals every Tues. 2-4 pm. Call Barbara Arafeh 860.347.4887

Oddfellows Playhouse
See website for activities/classes/auditions schedules: Oddfellows Playhouse 860.347.6143

Painters Touch - 806 Millbrook Road
Jackie Peterson originals/prints. Call for appt. or look for "open" sign outside. View displays of various artworks. 860.344.9670

Paradise Lost
Egress Films offers John Milton's Paradise Lost as performed by John Basinger captured on film by Andreas Burgess. 4 DVD set includes all 12 books plus special features. To view or obtain your copy, visit Paradise Lost Performances

Russell Library
Friends of the Russell Library sponsors monthly book sales • Russell Readers: all welcome, 3rd Tue-7p • Interested in displaying your work or a collection at the Library? Call 860.347.2528x135 • Descriptive videos available for visually impaired, call 860.347.2520 • CT Museums passes available • GrantStation: Online Grant Sources 860.347.2528

Senior Center Programs for Seniors 60+
Yoga, Exercise, Line Dancing, Tai Chi, Oil Painting, more - Reg. req'd., call 860.638.4540

Shaped Note Singing - if you like to sing . . .
Meet every Sunday, 4-6p @ MAC650 Gallery Artspace, 650 Main St. - Contact Neely Bruce for info/details - nbruce@wesleyan.edu or 860.685.2578

Stage Left Dance and Fitness Center - 100 Riverview Center, Suite 100
Classes available. Call Lorrie or Cindee Tine 860.346.6928

The NIA Technique
Dance/Fitness/Wellness with Julie Deak. Call 860.347.1825

Valley Shore Sweet Adelines Chorus (women, 4 part harmony)
New members welcome. Tue 7:15p, Open Door Missionary Church, High St. Call 203.379.0650

Vinnie's Jump & Jive Community Dance Hall
Alcohol/smoke free • Classes in breakdancing, ballroom, hooping, bellydancing, jazz, tap, salsa, country line dance, swing, and blues. Yoga classes five days a week. Special dance events for everyone each month. Vinnie's Jump & Jive 860.347.6971 x3777

Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estate - 421 Wadsworth Street
Tours Wed-2-4p, call to confirm. Mansion trails open daily. Call 860.347.1064

Wesleyan Institute for Lifelong Learning (WILL)
Offering short courses that reflect the interests and needs of our community taught by retired/current WU faculty, plus others. Classes conveniently scheduled in afternoon and early evening. Call 860.685.3355

Wesleyan Potters
Pottery, jewelry, weaving & basketry classes for children & adults. Call 860.347.5925

Yoga in Middletown - 438 Main Street
Yoga in Middletown • Many weekly classes for all levels, Beginners thru Advanced • Iyengar Back Care, Restorative, Yoga Ropes • Since 1991. 860.347.YOGA (9642)

Yoga Possibilities - 99 Beverly Heights
Ongoing classes Thursdays @ 5:30p 860.670.4880

Out of Town Opportunities:

Americans for the Arts 202.371.2830
Visit Americans for the Arts Job Bank-a free link serve to jobs in the arts includes a searchable resume & job advertisement database- Job Bank • See what's new in the bookstore. Visit Bookstore • Find Federal grant making agencies on-line & apply at Federal Grants

Artist Fellowship
Grants for Professional Fine Artists (national) & their families in times of emergency, is disability or bereavement - Ongoing. For info, email info@artistsfellowship.org or visit Artists Fellowship

Arts Center at Killingworth 860.663.5593

Best of Artists and Artisans
Visual Art Guide-a one stop online resource for the art community. Offering organizations a free listing in the Guide. For info visit Free Listing or take a look at the guide at Visual Art Guide .

Center for Contemporary Printmaking 203.899.7999

Comedy on Demand 860.319.1134

CONCORA 860.224.7500

Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) (formerly Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism-CCT) 860.256.2800
If you would like to view info, go to the COA site. • For information on the CT Freedom Trail please visit their website

Connecticut Trolley Museum 860.627.6540
58 North Road (Rt. 140), East Windsor • For info, visit CT Trolley Museum

East Haddam Historical Society and Museum 860.873.3944
Hrs. Memorial Day-Columbus Day, Fri-Sun • Explore 9 rooms of CT River Valley history; William Gillette Exhibit; Heinz Warneke, sculptor. Continue on to Gillette's Castle and Devil's Hopyard.

Extravaganza Music Theater
For info email Lisa at bartolotta1@att.net

Goodspeed Musicals, East Haddam 860.873.8664
Visit Goodspeed Opera House or email wrhys@goodspeed.org.

The Japan Foundation, New York
Touring Grant or Collaboration Grant available to U.S. citizens. Deadline 11/1. For application visit Japan Foundation. Info, email pa_2012@jfny.org or call 212.489.0299

New Britain Museum of American Art 860.229.0257

New England Chamber Choir 860.635.5414

New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) 617.951.0010

Quinnipiac University 203.582.8954

River Valley Sudbury School 860.526.2817
Ivoryton, CT-seeking students & volunteer staff. If interested call or email info@rivervalleysudburyschool.org

Shakesperience Productions, Inc. 203.754.2532
Offering a number of exciting programs for the upcoming school year.

Shoreline Arts Alliance
725 Boston Post Rd., Guilford • Visit Shoreline Arts or email office@shorelinearts.org or call 203.453.3890

Nonprofit Publicity & Fundraising Program-Ongoing-a new nonprofit channel on YouTube. For detailed information, go to YouTube Nonprofit Channel

Grant opportunities:

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
Visit NEA Grants

The Grant Writing Workshop 888.814.6912
For info/registration visit Grant Writing Workshop

Vermont Studio Center 802.635.2727
To learn more about the various fellowships available, please visit Vermont Studio Center

The Big Read 612.238.8010
email TheBigRead@artsmidwest.org or visit
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