CALENDAR – October 2019
Location is New Haven unless noted otherwise.
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 3 – 5 p.m.
College Behind Bars film advanced preview, followed by panel discussion, with Lynn Novick and Elizabeth Alexander. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. *
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 5:30-7 p.m.
Artist reception for Queer Joy: LGBTQ Portraits in Pairs. Photographs by Cate Barry. Exhibit continues till Nov. 15. Ives Gallery, lower level, NH Public Library, 133 Elm St. *
Saturday, Oct. 5, 10:30 a.m.
Learn about the New Haven Promise: FREE money for college! If you are a NH Public School student, you can receive free college tuition. Learn about the requirements for the Promise Scholarship. Mitchell Branch Library, 37 Harrison St. For more information: (203) 946-8117, email@example.com. *
Saturday, Oct. 5, noon
Urban Life Experience Book Discussion Series: Well-Read Black Girl, by Glory Edim. When did you first see yourself in literature? Wilson Library, 303 Washington Ave. (203) 946-2228, nhfpl.org. *
Saturday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The 9th Hammonassett Festival celebrates nature and Native American heritage. Join us for a weekend of fun, celebration, education, and entertainment. This year’s theme: Mother Earth is in Our Hands. Express gratitude for Mother Earth’s many gifts and learn ways to care for them. $5 admission; children under 12 free. Guilford Fairgrounds, 111 Lovers Lane, Guilford. Facebook.com/HammonassettFestival.
Sunday, Oct. 6, 1-5 p.m.
Top of the Rock Climate Picnic with the NH Climate Move-ment at the English Shelter Pavilion in East Rock Park. Celebrate New Haven’s passage of a Climate Emergency Resolution. Food and beverages provided. Questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. *
Monday, Oct. 7, 6 p.m.
This day marks eighteen years of endless war that continues to be waged by the US in Iraq and Afghanistan and else-where in the Middle East. Reclaiming the Prophetic Voice marks the cost of the ongoing violence by placing the Sept. stone on the Memorial Cairn at the intersection of Broadway, Elm and Park streets, inscribed with the Sept. death toll of US military personnel and the approximate numbers of civilians killed. *
Thursday, Oct. 10, 4 p.m.
Christina Lutz provides a glimpse of the work of preparing fossils and explains why casts are sometimes utilized in displays in place of real specimens. Refreshments. Free. Yale Peabody Museum, 1st floor, 170 Whitney Ave. *
Sunday, Oct. 13, noon-1:30 p.m.
From Turtle Island to Palestine: Indigenous Peoples’ Resis-tance. Celebrate Indigenous People’s Day, with performance by Tuscarora singer, composer, producer, teacher, and activist Jennifer Kreisberg. Talk by Palestinian American Ali El-Issa, president of the Flying Eagle Woman Fund, and activist for the rights of Indigenous peoples across the globe. Palestine Museum US, 1764 Litchfield Turnpike, Woodbridge *
Monday, Oct. 14, 6-7:30 p.m.
From Turtle Island to Palestine: Indigenous Peoples’ Resis-tance. SCSU, Engleman Hall, Room A 107, 501 Crescent St. *
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m.
Listen Here: classic short stories read live. Listen to short stories selected by editors of NH Review and read by actors from NH Theater Company. Talk back follows. Theme: Love You to Death. “Berenice” by Edgar Allan Poe and “A Bruise the Size and Shape of a Door Handle” by Daisy Johnson. Institute Library, 847 Chapel St.
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2-4 p.m.
Coalition for People monthly board meeting. All invited to attend. Lower level, Fair Haven Library, 182 Grand Ave. *
Saturday, Oct. 19, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
The Fascist Threat and Effective Resistance in the Era of Donald Trump. Public forum with Jason Stanley, Yale professor of philosophy and Christopher Vials, director of American Studies at UConn. Suggested contribution $10. Parish House, United Church on the Green, 323 Temple St. Doors open at noon. Suggested contribution $10. Seating is limited. For more information and tickets visit https://BTLonline.org or call (203) 268-8446 and we will put your name for advance tickets at the door. *
Saturday, Oct. 19, 5:30 p.m.
Will There Really Be A Morning? Reports from Palestine. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; program 6-9 p.m. at the Artists Collective, 1200 Albany Ave., Hartford. Speakers: Mark Braverman; Cindy and Craig Corrie; Palestinian Youth Ambassadors. Palestinian Music with Tamer Al-Sahouri, Nadine Shomali, Amal Murkus, Firas Zreik, and Alber Baseel; dance by the Boston Dabke Troupe. Adults $20, students $10, children under 12 free. Purchase tickets at tol-palestinesolidarity.eventbrite.com. For more info, visit tolef.org.
Sunday, Oct. 20, 3 p.m.
Will There Really Be A Morning? Reports from Palestine. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.; program 3 – 5:30 p.m. at the Palestine Museum US, 1764 Litchfield Turnpike, Wood-bridge. Speakers: Mark Braverman; Cindy and Craig Corrie; Palestinian Youth Ambassadors. Palestinian Music with Tamer Al-Sahouri, Nadine Shomali, Amal Murkus, Firas Zreik, and Alber Baseel. Tickets $25. tolef.org.
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 5 p.m.
S.O.S. — The Power of Seeds, Observations, and Specimens: Predicting the Impact of Climate Change on Plants. Lecture by Dr. Susan J. Mazer (YC ’81), Bass Scholar and Professor of Ecology and Evolution, UC, Santa Barbara. Free Admis-sion & Reception. O.C. Marsh Lecture Hall, Yale Science Building, 260 Whitney Ave. *
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6 – 8 p.m.
Will There Really Be A Morning? Reports from Palestine. Kamora’s Cultural Corner, 1023 Albany Ave., Hartford. With Cindy and Craig Corrie, Palestinian Youth Ambassadors, North Hartford community members; facili-tator: Ashley Blount, community organizer. Cultural exchange and conversations with community of North Hartford. Free. tolef.org.
Wednesday, October 23, 6 – 9 p.m.
Will There Really Be A Morning? Reports from Palestine at the Avon Congregational Church, 6 West Main St., Avon. With Cindy and Craig Corrie, Palestinian Youth Ambassadors. Palestinian Music with Tamer Al-Sahouri and Nadine Shomali. Free; donations welcomed. Sponsored by the Farmington Valley American Muslim Center and the Avon Congregational Church. tolef.org.
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Saturday, Nov. 2, 11:30 a.m.
Memorial service for Caroline Bridgman-Rees. The Unitar-ian Society of NH, 700 Hartford Tpk., Hamden. *
Saturday, Nov. 9, noon-4 p.m.
Conference: Retooling the War Economy: How we can build good, green jobs and infrastructure for human needs. With CODEPINK cofounder Medea Benjamin. Free, open to all, lunch provided. CT Peace and Solidarity Coalition. Middlesex CC, Chapman Hall, 100 Training Hill Rd. Middletown. Info and to rsvp: email@example.com, (860) 759-3699. *
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m.
Institute Library reading series. Theme: Out of Place. “North Country” by Roxane Gay and “The 37” by Mary Miller. Institute Library, 847 Chapel St.