Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Feb 16, 2018 8:49 am

Free is always good, so head into New Haven tonight for Yale Concert Band’s Winter Concert at Woolsey Hall. Snow is expected Saturday night into Sunday, but the weather will be clear during the day on Saturday if you’ve been planning to view the eagles along the Connecticut River. While the week itself is quiet, next weekend is chock full of good things, including the opportunity to support a lot of worthy non-profits. Then March comes roaring in with even more cool events! Do you have a cool event? Email sebahner@snet.net.

Friday, Feb. 16

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Feb 9, 2018 8:30 am

A potpourri of things to do. Eagle watches continue along the Connecticut River and the Branford Land Trust is planning animal tracking classes. Music lovers have plenty to choose from – folk, jazz, love songs. Tickets are now on sale for Branford High’s presentation of “Shrek, the Musical.” Our local libraries – the Blackstone and Willoughby Wallace – are great places to hole up on a winter’s day. We’ve included a few of their activities, but be sure to check their websites for more. And, yes, there’s yet another opportunity for Johnnie-come-latelys to get their flu shots. Got a cool event? Email sebahner@snet.net by Wednesday noon.

Saturday, Feb. 10

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Jan 26, 2018 8:19 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 19, 2018 9:17 am

The winter chill continues, but there are plenty of activities to warm the heart. For those missing the fruits (and veggies) of summer, there’s a farmers market. Activists can take part in the Women’s Marches in Hartford and in New York City. And there are cool events for book lovers, would-be artists, film buffs, and music lovers, and much more. Got a cool event? Email sebahner@snet.net by Wednesday noon.

Through March 31

Cityseed Winter Market

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Cool Events this Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Jan 12, 2018 10:09 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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Blackstone Library Beckons You to RTM Meeting

by marcia chambers | Jan 10, 2018 8:01 am

With PermissionIn a unanimous vote last month, the Board of Finance approved a $5.4 million bond authorization for the renovation of the Blackstone Memorial Library. The BOF recommended the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) do so as well. Tonight the RTM gets to vote. 

Residents should make their voices heard at the RTM meeting tonight. It will take place in the community room at Fire Headquarters, 45 North Main St., starting at 8 p.m.

 

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Jan 5, 2018 9:45 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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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Dec 22, 2017 7:44 am

File Photo lThe Christmas countdown is underway. If you have last minute shopping to do, avoid the traffic and the malls, and stop by Branford’s many shops along Main Street and elsewhere. Take some time for savor the season. Branford’s annual performance of Handel’s Messiah is sure to put things in perspective. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the staff of the Branford Eagle. 

Friday, Dec. 22

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Meghan Shah Sifts Through The Strata

by Lucy Gellman | Dec 8, 2017 7:36 am

Lucy Gellman PhotoMaybe it’s the splatters, thinning out like fingerprints, that catch you from one side of the room and urge you to come closer. A pink line cuts through the left side, canvas ceding to it willingly. It’s a sort of ordered maze, pinks and blues whizzing past each other on their way to somewhere off the canvas.

They’re definitely telling a story. But of its beginning, middle and end, you don’t have to be completely sure. That’s the central thesis of Meghan Shah’s Progression in Strata, a series of abstractions now open at the Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library in Stony Creek. 

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