Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Apr 5, 2018 8:30 am

Spring is in the air – musically. Walsh kids have been preparing for their spring musical, “The Little Mermaid.” And on Sunday, jazz aficionados and friends of Stan Wheeler will flock to the Levinson Auditorium at Yale Law School for an afternoon of great jazz. Looking ahead, there are various art- and film-related events, along with opportunities to help you navigate these complicated times. Got a cool event? Email sebahner@snet.net.

Friday, April 6, and Saturday, April 7

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by Sally E. Bahner | Mar 30, 2018 8:00 am

Mary Johnson Photo}Did you know that Easter occurs on the first Sunday after the first full moon of the vernal equinox? And that Passover’s dates are pegged to the Hebrew calendar, also based on the lunar cycle. It starts in the middle of the month of Nisan, when the moon is full, typically falling in March or April of the Gregorian (modern) calendar. As a result, Passover typically begins very close to Easter, as is the case this year. Passover begins today, which is Good Friday for Christians, and runs until April 7. Sunday, of course, is Easter Sunday, which happens to be April Fool’s Day! Whatever your religious persuasion, enjoy the day with family and friends. 

Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31

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Opening Night: Shrek Dazzles Branford Crowd

by Bill O'Brien | Mar 24, 2018 9:09 am

Bill O'Brien Photo“Shrek,” the fictional ogre character by American author William Steig came to Branford this week in the form of a play by the same name.  From all indications, the performance dazzled the mixed crowd of adults and children.

Bill O'Brien Photo“We lit up the theater tonight” (known as the Cathyann Roding Auditorium), said play Director Colin Sheehan. It was packed because Wednesday performance was cancelled because of the weather. Many people with tickets exchanged them for other performances.There are performances tonight and tomorrow.

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here &  Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Mar 22, 2018 9:05 am

A busy weekend, which will hopefully include melting snow. You can support the kids, whether it’s through the march in Guilford promoting stricter gun laws or by supporting Branford High School’s musical, “Shrek.” Little kids can enjoy a life-sized version of Candyland. And show your support for the Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter … who doesn’t love pasta? Got a cool event? Email sebahner@snet.net by Wednesday noon.

Saturday, March 24

March For Our Lives

 

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Cool Events This Week, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Mar 16, 2018 8:25 am

Bill OBrien PhotoWe finally spotted some robins. Given the triple header of Nor’easters, they were either in in hibernation mode or delayed their return though some have been known to linger through the winter. Cardinals, however, do linger through the winter contrasting brightly with the snow. (See top photo.) We’re starting to hear early morning bird songs, too. Be sure to explore some of the cool events listed below that will put you in touch with your own habitat. Got a cool event? Email sebahner@snet.net by Wednesday noon.

Saturday, March 17

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Mar 2, 2018 9:30 am

Winter markets are big right now. There may not be corn, tomatoes, zucchini, but there are plenty other goodies. Plan a visit to the Dudley Farm Market and the City Seed Market. And, along with a selection of everything from basic to unique, the Elm City offers a Jazz Brunch on Sundays. Oh, and be sure to stay safe during today’s “bomb cyclone.” Got a cool event? Email sebahner@snet.net by Wednesday noon.

Friday, March 2

First Friday Game Night

 

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Jan 26, 2018 9:19 am

Are we out of the woods? Seems that the spate of snowstorms we experienced have ceased. Time to venture outside for some fresh air. The Branford Land Trust has animal tracking classes and is hosting a lecture on Long Island Sound. The eagles along the Connecticut River can viewed courtesy of the Audubon Shop in Madison. Plus there are opportunities for live music, art classes, and cooking – yes, break out those pots and pans. Got a cool event? Email sebahner @snet.net by Wednesday noon.

Friday, Jan. 26

 

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Cool Events this Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Jan 12, 2018 11:09 am

Mary Johnson PhotoThe foot-high snowfall is giving way to expected torrential rains. Rising temperatures are causing the ice in Branford Point to break up – see the great photos by Mary Johnson on our Facebook page. Inside activities dominate the listings, but looking ahead, nature lovers can check out Branford Land Trust’s animal tracking classes. In the meantime, explore the area’s art, music, and cultural events.

Saturday, Jan. 13

 

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Jan 5, 2018 10:45 am

The new year has brought with it a massive snow storm. By this weekend, cabin fever will be sure to set in, so head for the library for a screen-free game night or the Branford Forum talk. Check out Guilford for Quattro’s jazz brunch or Ayuthai for some jazz and great Thai food; Bassist Jeff Fuller heads up both gigs. Whether you prefer the great indoors (films, art classes) or the great outdoors (BLT’s animal tracking class), there are lots of ways to stave off the winter blues.

Friday, Jan. 5

First Friday Game Group at the Blackstone Library

Game night at Blackstone Library, 758 Main St., will feature all types of board games, from fast-paced, hilarious party games to highly strategic games that will leave your head spinning!

F2G2 is all about having fun, learning new games, and making friends. There are games for everyone, regardless of experience level. Participants can bring their own games, as well. Adults of all ages welcome. To RSVP, call 203-488-1441, extension 318, or visit www.blackstonelibrary.org.

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