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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 10:00 AM
Picky Eaters Workshop
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center – Join us at Imagine Nation, in Bristol CT for a special workshop for picky eaters! Diane Lombardi from ProHealth Physicians will guide us through an interactive workshop for kids and parents that will teach us all about taste buds! Diane has some awesome tips to share with you about trying new foods! Our unique Museum Studios and events are best for youth ages 2-8. This event is included in the $10/person admission fee. For questions, please contact us at info@imaginenation.org or 860-314-1400. Imagine Nation is a division of the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center .
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 10:00 AM
Story Time for Toddlers: Do Your Happy Dance, Snoopy!
Mattatuck Museum – Dream big, try your best, then do your happy dance with Snoopy and the Peanuts gang as our storyteller shares this inspiring tale. In conjunction with Heartbreak in Peanuts.
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 10:00 AM
Babies and Books
Silas Bronson Library – Meet us in the Picture Book Room for lullabies, nursery rhymes, finger playes, bounces, and sign language. Best with one child per adult. For children ages 2 and under.
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 10:30 AM
Realistic Book Club for Parents
Bean Tree Baby – Introducing the Realistic Book Club for Parents at Bean Tree Baby... aka, a reason to get out of the house and talk to other adults! There is no set book for everyone to read and no expectation that you've even read a whole non-children's book since you've had children. But if you've read a book recently, are currently reading a book, or have heard of a good book you'd like to read and need some motivation to do so... Join up with other parents for some grown-up conversations about books! This is the weekday morning, baby/child tagalong friendly version of the book club. It will be held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 10:30 AM
Diabetes Management Nutrition Seminars
Elmwood Senior Center – This is the last nutrition seminar in a 3-part series, facilitated by Janet Schaefer, Medical Nutrition Therapist & Licensed Dietician/Nutritionist. These informative and stimulating workshops are offered as a courtesy to our membership and in the effort to promote health, wellness, and vitality. Janet is also a Certified Diabetes Educator and has a private practice specializing in elderly nutrition and Type 2 Diabetes. Topics discussed includes: What Diabetes Is; The Importance of Checking Blood Sugar Levels; A1C and How it Affects Blood Sugar; Meal Planning and Exercise; Medical Tests; and Types of Medication that Help Manage Blood Sugar. This program is FREE, but registration is required by calling the Elmwood Senior Center Office: (860) 561-8180. We request that you share a donation of canned, jarred or dried goods for the Town That Cares Food Pantry if you are able. Diapers and baby food, as well as pet food, are also appreciated.
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 11:15 AM
Blood Drive
Little Theatre of Manchester, Inc. – EVERY TWO SECONDS SOMEONE IN THE U.S. NEEDS BLOOD. LTM is partnering with the Red Cross to host a Blood Drive on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, from 11:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Make an appointment to donate and join a nationwide family of generous donors in a lifesaving cause. In the hour it takes to donate blood, you can help save the lives of patients in your community and across the country. Three Easy Ways To Make an Appointment: 1) Call LTM Box office at 860.647.9824 2) Visit Redcrossblood.org UseSponsor Code: LTM 3) Call (800) RED-CROSS (860-733-2767) The first 30 donors receive one (1) FREE ticket to the Ticket to Ride: The Ultimate Tribute to The Beatles! Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 8:00 PM!
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 3:30 PM
Coding Club
Silas Bronson Library – Join our Coding Club to learn and practise this valuable and fun skill! For students of all ages!
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 5:30 PM
Mental Health Community Forum
Epsilon Omicron Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® (AKA) have continued their partnership to work toward the expansion of mental health education and awareness in local communities and on college and university campuses throughout the nation. The Connecticut chapter of NAMI and Epsilon Omicron Omega Chapter of AKA will sponsor a Mental Health Forum on Wednesday, July 26, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the Northend Senior Center, 80 Coventry Street, Hartford, CT. The focus of this forum is a dialogue about mental health needs within communities of color facilitated by Ayana Jordan, M.D./Ph.D, Assistant Professor - Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. The forum will also include an interactive wellness presentation provided by Shawntell Layaw, a certified yoga instructor. Information booths with resource materials addressing community education, support groups, advocacy, networks of care and other related areas will be available during the forum. The forum is free of charge and is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served and registration is requested by or before July 24, 2017 at https://mental-health-matters.eventbrite.com
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 6:00 PM
Books & Brews
HYPE (Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs) – Love reading and good conversation? Then you don’t want to miss Books & Brews! Join the Personal & Professional Development Committee as they discuss Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time by Keith Ferrazzi! The secret to getting ahead, master networker Ferrazzi claims, is in reaching out to other people. Ferrazzi lays out the specific steps, and inner mindset, he uses to reach out to connect with the thousands of colleagues, friends, and associates. Enjoy great conversation over complimentary appetizers and a cash bar at V's Trattoria Hartford. Don’t have time to read the book but still want to participate in great discussion? No problem! Books & Brews is open to anyone looking to participate in fun conversation around the topics discussed in the book. Registration is required, so sign up today
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 6:00 PM
Bronson Bookworms:I Am Malala
Silas Bronson Library – Book club for kids in grades 4-9! We'll be talking about "I Am Malala" by Malala Yousafzai. **Copies are available at the front desk. Please pick up the Young Readers Edition.** "When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate. I Am Malala is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons."
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 6:00 PM
The Buttonwood Creative Arts Camp: Big Reveal!
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center – Please join BCAC on Wednesday, July 26th for our BIG REVEAL! Join us on a journey to "The Creative Me" and prepare to be wowed by everything our campers have learned and created over the course of the past five weeks. We can't wait to share with you!
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 6:00 PM
Coloring for Adults
Silas Bronson Library – Coloring for adults is a way to relax and express creativity. We provide the pages and coloring pencils!
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 6:00 PM
Build a Better You with Yoga!
Silas Bronson Library – Back by popular demand! Every Wednesday in the Children's Room at 6 p.m. June 7- August 23. Become more focused, grounded and connected. The entire family is welcome to join!
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 - Jul 30 @ 6:30 PM
Jekyll & Hyde Auditions
Connecticut Theatre Company – What: Open auditions for Jekyll & Hyde, by Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse, directed by Erin Campbell & Ben Silberman, at Connecticut Theatre Company When: 7/26/17 & 7/30/17 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm Where: The Repertory Theatre | 23 Norden Street | New Britain, CT 06051 Run Dates: 10/13/17-10/29/17 Audition Preparation: All roles are open. Looking for a very diverse cast. Actors will be seen in order of arrival. Prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of the show. Please bring sheet music in your key, your resume and a headshot if you have one. An accompanist will be provided. A call back audition, if needed, will be held on Wednesday August 2nd, 7:00 to 9:00pm. Those auditioners who the director wishes to see further will be invited to the call back audition. Age ranges listed are stage ages. If you have any questions, please email the director at ecampbell@connecticuttheatrecompany.org and/or bsilberman@connecticuttheatrecompany.org.. Character Breakdown: Gabriel John Utterson Serves as Jekyll’s lawyer and helpful friend. He advises the troubled doctor on personal and professional affairs. Gender: Male Age: 30 to 45 Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: B2 Sir Danvers Carew Emma’s loving father and Chairman of the Board of Governors. A charming and gentle man. Gender: Male Age: 60 to 70 Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: C3 Henry Jekyll / Edward Hyde Jekyll is a doctor obsessed with discovering the true nature behind the good and evil in man and Emma’s fiancee. After he uses an experimental formula on himself, his evil side – Edward Hyde – takes control. As Hyde, he is violent, commanding, and a sexual deviant attracted to Lucy. Gender: Male Age: 30 to 45 Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: Bb2 Simon Stride The secretary of the Board of Governors and Jekyll’s rival for Emma’s affections. Gender: Male Age: 30 to 40 Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: A2 Lady Beaconsfield A member of the Board of Governors of St. Jude’s hospital. Her husband died 20 years ago. She views most of society with contempt, frequently mocking those she considers inferior, including Dr Henry Jekyll. Gender: Female Age: 40 to 60 Bishop Of Basingstoke A hypocritical, sadistic man of the cloth and a member of the Board of Governors. Gender: Male Age: 40 to 60 Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: C#3 Lord Savage A member of the Board of Governors at St. John’s Hospital and a peer of the realm. He considers his position on the Board an irritation and spends most of his time carousing with his fellow Governors and making snide observations with Lady Beaconsfield. Gender: Male Age: 30 to 60 General Lord Glossop A pompous retired army man and member of the Board of Governors. Gender: Male Age: 50 to 60 Vocal range top: C4 Vocal range bottom: G#3 Sir Archibald Proops QC (Queen’s Counsel) Nicknamed “Archie” A lawyer on the Board of Governors at St. Jude’s Hospital. A busy man, “quick and methodical,” he equates everything to its relevance to the law. He would be the guiding force on the Board of Governors in terms of what is lawful, so would be quick to quash anything that he deemed ill advised. Gender: Male Age: 30-60 Emma Carew The daughter of Chariman Danvers and Jekyll’s beloved finacee who is refined and desired by all of the socialite men. Gender: Female Age: 20 to 25 Vocal range top: C6 Vocal range bottom: A3 Lucy Harris The gorgeous ‘main attraction’ at a local gentleman’s club. At the bottom of her luck, she becomes the object of Hyde’s obsession. Lucy is feisty and wild, but also cautious and aware. Gender: Female Age: 20 to 30 Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: G#3 Ensemble Aristocrats; Citizens; Servants; Party Guests; Prostitutes; Policemen
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 6:30 PM
Wednesday Night Fun Run with New Balance
Fleet Feet West Hartford – Sam from New Balance will be at Fleet Feet showing off the awesome new Fresh Foam Vongo v2. Come for the run and try out this redesigned, lightweight stability shoe. New to coming out on Wednesday nights? No worries! There will be a pre-planned route of 3-5 miles and all you have to do is show up ready to run. There are runners of all paces and abilities who are here for the same reason- the love of the run.
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 7:00 PM
Candlelight Meditation
Copper Beech Institute – Candlelight Meditation All are welcome, including beginners Would you like to try meditation, or have you ever felt lonely in your meditation practice? Candlelight Meditation offers a weekly community of meditation practice, discussion, and sharing, followed by tea. You are warmly welcomed to this mediation group whether or not you have a religious tradition. Come shine your light. Note: Meetings are every Wednesday evening Meeting Location: Public Chapel* Meeting Times: 7:00-8:30 p.m. Beginners’ Instruction, 6:15 p.m. Cost: Suggested Offering: $5-15 Beginner's instruction starts 45 minutes early. Tickets are not required. This is a free-will offering event. For more information, dates and directions visit: http://www.copperbeechinstitute.org/meditation-groups
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 8:00 PM
Chavrusa Night
Chabad of Greater Hartford – Explore the structure of the Holy Temple which once stood in Jerusalem. We will provide you with your own personal study partner. Kosher Sushi from Crown Market will be served. No Fee
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 8:00 PM
Skygazing
Talcott Mountain Science Center & Academy – FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! Join TMSC staff on Wednesday, July 26th at 8:00 PM* for an enlightening evening observing the night sky from the top of Talcott Mountain! Arrive on campus and begin the evening by learning about the stars, constellations and the night sky in the Captain Alan M. Bean Planetarium. Then, when the skies have darkened, we'll head outdoors to our final skygazing destination atop Talcott Mountain. With a wide array of telescopes at our disposal, we'??ll be looking for stars, planets (including Jupiter and Saturn) and other celestial gems. $5 TMSC MEMBERS/$8 GENERAL ADMISSION Due to limited seating, we strongly recommend making your reservations early. RSVP below or call 860.677.8571 for more information. (In the event of inclement weather, activities will be rescheduled to Thursday, July 27.) *
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 9:30 AM
Storytelling for the College Bound Student
Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library – This is a workshop designed for high school students who are preparing to write college essays and readying themselves for college interviews. In both cases, telling the right personal stories in the best possible way can make all the difference when it comes to getting that prized acceptance letter from the college of their choice. This workshop will help students identify those particularly effective stories from their life and provide them with the strategies required to tell those stories in a clear, concise, and emotionally resonate way. In addition to the college essay and interview, these are skills and strategies that will prove useful in everyday life for years to come. Students will learn the best way to present themselves, meet new people, share aspects of their life, and tell the kind of stories that people want to hear. Internationally bestselling author, nationally acclaimed storyteller, and award winning West Hartford Public School teacher Matthew Dicks will teach the strategies and skills necessary to generate effective content for the college essay and interview. Matthew has been coaching prospective college students for three years and will now bring that experience to the classroom. The workshop registration is $125 and includes pizza lunch. Questions? Email Adult Programs Manager Jenny Steadman at Jennifer_steadman@chs.org or call her at (860) 236-5621 x289.
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 10:00 AM
Railroad Day at Imagine Nation
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center – Hop aboard the Roaming Railroad and take a spin around our parking lot at Imagine Nation, in Bristol, CT! Enjoy a special story time of "The Little Red Engine that Could". The Roaming Railroad is known to be "New England's Nicest Trackless Train" and is appropriate for all ages. Admission on the Railroad is $3 per ride. General admission into our Museum Studios $10/person. Our unique Museum Studios and events are best for youth ages 2-8. For questions, please contact us at info@imaginenation.org or 860-314-1400. Imagine Nation is a division of the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center .