Events Calendar

CALENDAR – December 2019
Location is New Haven unless noted otherwise.
*=Wheelchair accessible

Saturday, Nov. 30, 4-10:30 p.m.
MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA SHOW. Come support NeverEnding Books, party and hear great music, meet wonderful people. BYOB and BYOSNACKS. NeverEnding Books, 810 State St.

Sunday, Dec. 1, 2-4 p.m.
Poetry reading. Louisa Calio will be reading from her book Journey to the Heart Waters. Other poets will read, and there will also be an open mic. NeverEnding Bookstore, 810 State St.

Monday, Dec. 2, 6 p.m.
Reclaiming the Prophetic Voice will mark the cost of the continuing violence in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Middle East by placing the Nov. stone on the Memorial Cairn at the intersection of Broadway, Elm and Park streets, inscribed with the Nov. death toll of US military personnel and the approximate numbers of civilians killed. As of Oct. 7, 2019, this endless war has gone on for 18 years.

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 6-7 p.m.
Latin American Short Stories Discussion Group. Stories: Unworthy by Jorge Luis Borges and The Crime of the Mathematics Professor by Clarice Lispector. Info:, (203) 946-8138. NHFP Library, 133 Elm St. *

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 6-9 p.m.
Come support the Working Families Organization in our work for economic, racial, and social equality at our 2019 Working Families Organization Awards Night, honoring standout progressive leaders from CT for progressive activism, labor leadership, political leadership, and 19 members of our community for worker activism. Sug. donation $50, no one will be turned away. Info: Roger Senserrich, Glastonbury Boathouse, 252 Welles St., Glastonbury.

Thursday, Dec. 5, 4-7:30 p.m.
New Haven Tree Lighting ceremony. Free festival with live entertainment, carnival rides, refreshments, the opportunity to meet Santa and much more! New Haven Green. *

Friday, Dec. 6, 12-3 p.m.
Dec. 6 Youth Climate Strike. Join with youth worldwide to demand immediate and drastic climate action. Rally on the back steps of the Capitol building, 210 Capitol Ave., Hartford.   *

Friday, Dec. 6, 4-7 p.m.
After Party with recipients of the 39th Annual Arts Awards from the Arts Council of Greater New Haven. Music, food and celebration for the creative neighbors we are honoring this year. Free. Bregamos Community Theater, 491 Blatchley Ave. *

Saturday, Dec. 7, 11a.m.-4 p.m.
Bioregional Holiday Bazaar: featuring Cup of Hand Pottery, Janet Brodie, Liz Gersten, Maria Tupper, Mickey Koth, Nilla Palmer, Sleeping Giant Hemp, NH-León Sister City Project, Shula Weinstein. FUUS, 608 Whitney Ave.

Saturday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m.
The Inhuman Treatment of the Rohingya. Speaker: Ossamah Siddique, Rohingya activist, member of Rohingya Welfare Association, Save Rohingya Children (Canada), and Rohingya Welfare Act School (Bangladesh). Yale, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Room 101, 63 High St.  *

Sunday, Dec. 8, 2 p.m.
Elicker Transition Team Public Input Community Meeting. The second of two for New Haven residents to share their ideas for New Haven. High School in the Community, 175 Water St.*

Monday, Dec, 9, 6:30 p.m.
Is All the Commercialism Around the Holidays Driving You Nuts? How to enjoy the beauty and lower the stress. Bring your real self to this gathering and Life Coach Millie Grenough, Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, will help you find practical ways to really enjoy these days. Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St. *

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 6-7 p.m.
Latin American Short Stories Discussion Group. Stories: The Southern Thruway by Julio Cortázar and The Trail of Your Blood in the Snow by Gabriel García Márquez. Info:, (203) 946-8138. NH Library, 133 Elm St.  *

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 6:30-8:30 pm
Santa Christy’s – fundraising party for the Community Soup Kitchen. Have some fun, try your luck with the raffle and silent auction, have good food and drink and listen to music while you support a wonderful organization that provides meals throughout the year for many people who can’t afford groceries. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Christy’s Irish Pub, 261 Orange St.

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2 p.m.
A Glance at the World through Film. The Lunch Box (India). A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox (in Hindi and English). Free. Discussion follows led by Debby Evans, Westville resident, world cinema buff. Refreshments. Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St. *

Saturday, Dec. 14, 4 p.m.
People’s World Amistad Awards. Rise Up – Unite 2020. People & Planet before Profits. Awardees are: Rochelle Palache, Political Director of 32 BJ SEIU; Ken Suzuki, Secretary-Treasurer of Unite Here Local 34; John Humphries, Exec. Director of the CT Roundtable for Climate and Jobs. Special recognition of Joelle Fishman for 50 years of leadership. The Movement Band and Brian Jarawa Gray and Friends perform. NH City Hall Atrium, 165 Church St. *

Sunday, Dec. 15, 2-5 p.m.
Memorial for Lula M. White, freedom rider, retired NH teacher, activist, member of many organizations in NH as well as board member of GNH Labor History Association. Info: Adanti Student Center, Ballroom B, SCSU, 500 Crescent St. *

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 7 p.m.
Listen Here: Classic Short Stories Read Live. Short stories selected by editors of New Haven Review. Theme: A Time to Live, A Time to Die. Birth Stories by Sarah Harris Wall-man and Other People’s Deaths by Lore Segal. Refreshments. Institute Library, 847 Chapel St.

Wednesday, Dec. 18,  2-4 p.m.
Coalition for People monthly board meeting, open to all. Lower level community room, Fair Haven Library, Grand Ave. *

Dec. 28, 1-4 p.m.
Community Kwanzaa Celebration, Wilson Library, 303 Washington Ave. *

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Monday Jan. 6, 6:30pm
2020—How to Make It Meaningful. Forget the resolutions and feed the soul. Life Coach Millie Grenough, Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, will help you find practical ways to really enjoy these days. Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St. *