Events Calendar

CALENDAR – September 2021
Location is New Haven unless noted otherwise.
*=Wheelchair accessible

Thursday, Sept. 2, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
City Drumming – Group percussion series. Explore drum-ming with local percussionist, Mark Zarrillo. Adults (18+). To register: NHFP Library, 133 Elm St. *

Friday, Sept. 3, 7-10 p.m.
Free2Spit – Open mic and potluck. First Friday of every month (except January). Hosted by Baub Bidon. $6 before 8 p.m., $10 thereafter. The Peoples Center, 37 Howe St. *

Saturday, Sept. 4, 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 5, 4-9 p.m.
Labor Day Weekend Arts for Labor: Celebrating NH’s Helping Hands. Toast the end of summer festival-style by honoring the workers who carried us through the pandemic. Saturday, 7 p.m.: Full concert featuring NH Symphony Orchestra and other performers. Sunday, 4-9 p.m.: 5 hours of performances. See for details. Free. New Haven Green. *

Monday, Sept. 6, 6 p.m.
We remember the cost of the continuing violence in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Middle East and Africa by placing the Aug. stone on the Memorial Cairn at the intersection of Broadway, Elm and Park. We will practice social distancing and expect all participants to wear masks.*

Wednesday, Sept. 8, 6-7 p.m.
Opioid Informational Session and free Narcan training presented by the NH Public Health Department & Quinnipiack Valley Health District. In-person or join via ZOOM. NHFPL Community Program Room, 133 Elm St. *

Thursday, Sept. 9, 2-3 p.m.
Elm City Writers – Writer’s workshop. Ongoing workshop for reading and critiquing creative writing projects. Adults (18+). Wilson Library. 303 Washington Ave. *

Thursday, Sept. 9, 7 p.m.
Zoom talk sponsored by Thyme & Season. Plant-Based Diet for Better Health & Weight Loss. To join, go to: NHVEVDhqNkEzU2pkdz09. Meeting ID: 846 2455 4467, passcode: 768039.

Sunday, Sept. 12, 2-3:00 p.m.
Sounding the Call: Stop the plant, save the planet – Killingly. Hosted by Willimantic Temple Bnai Israel, Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action, and several Jewish, justice and environmental organizations. On Rosh Hashanah, we blow the ram’s horn in a call to action. Call out for climate justice in this beautiful space along the Quinebaug River near the proposed site of an unwelcome fracked gas plant, acknowledging the ways we have failed to bring about climate and environmental justice, and affirming our work to do more. Call for an end to the plant and for the passage of a just, green recovery. This public-facing action will include many local and state environmental groups; we hope Sen. Blumenthal will join us as well. Please wear a mask and follow COVID-19 safety protocols. Congregation B’Nai Shalom, 125 Church St., Putnam. Info: *

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 6 p.m.
Join Certified Master Wildlife Conservationist Paul Colburn to learn about the natural history of black bears in Connecticut. This talk includes an overview of black bear habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction, and current research efforts. Registration required: *

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 7-8 p.m.
Books Sandwiched In: An Evening with Noam Chomsky on Zoom & Facebook. Join us as Noam Chomsky discusses his latest book, Consequences of Capitalism: Manufacturing Discontent and Resistance. In-person or join via ZOOM PYUpOejBDMWQ5NmszVU5OZz09  *

Thursday, Sept. 16, 4-5:30 p.m.
Market stand of locally grown organic vegetables. Common Ground School student volunteers will sell food harvested from their urban farm set-up at Wilson Library, Washington Ave. and Daggett St. Pay with SNAP, farmers market checks, cash, or credit.  *

Saturday, Sept. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hamden Fest: an extravaganza of events and activities. Preceded by 5k and 10k Hamden Road Race at 8 a.m. 16th Annual Business & Community Expo, music and entertainment, arts, crafts and civic fair, food trucks, local food vendors, Kids Zone by Hamden Youth Service Bureau. Spon-sored by Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce and Town of Hamden. Rain Date: Sunday, Sept. 19. Info: or (203) 288-6431. Hamden Town Center Park. *

Saturday, Sept. 18, 2 p.m.
Celebrate the life and work of Sandy Malmquist, the heart-beat behind NH’s CT Children’s Museum and Creating Kids Child Care Center. East Rock Park. Info: *

Saturday, Sept. 18, 12-1:30 p.m.
Urban Life Experience Book Club: This month we discuss Everywhere You Don’t Belong by Gabriel Bump. A darkly humorous coming-of-age story about a boy from the South Side of Chicago going to Missouri for college. Registration required:*

Sunday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
RISING TOGETHER: A Celebration in the Struggle for Justice, People and Planet! Speakers and performers include Kathy Kelly, Chris Hedges, Ralph Poynter, Mari Inoue, Medea Benjamin, Sara Flounders, Randy Credico, Jillian Hanesworth, Arlene Cassarino, Joel Landy, Hyun Lee, Chris Smalls, Rivera Sun, David Rovics. Thomas Paine Park (Foley Square) NYC. Global broadcast begins at noon.*

Sunday, Sept. 19, 1 p.m.
Elm City Cycling will honor Paul Hammer with a bike tour. Meet at the flagpole on the New Haven Green. Finish at the Unitarian Society, 700 Hartford Tpk., Hamden.

Monday, Sept. 20, 7-8 p.m.
Animation Celebration! Louise by the Shore. Join our online film club focusing on animated films from around the world and throughout history. Watch the film on your own before the program, then join us for a lively discussion over Zoom! This month’s film: Louise by the Shore, a French animated film about an old woman and her adventures in an abandoned seaside resort when the weather takes a turn for the worse. Register. NHFPL, 133 Elm St. *

Thursday, Sept. 23, 7-8 p.m.
Zoom talk sponsored by Thyme & Season. Seasonal Herbal Tinctures. Herb Pharm Training with Herbalist, Jade Alicandro. To join: Or dial-in: (877) 309-2073, or (571) 317-3129. Access Code: 788-723-989. New to GoToMeeting? Get the app:

Friday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m.
Basic Birding. Birdwatching is for everyone, everywhere! Join Lori Datlow from the NH Bird Club for a short briefing on birdwatching. Join members of the club for a bird walk near and around the library after the presentation. Registration required: 133 Elm St. *

Saturday, Sept. 25, 2 p.m.
Laurie Averill and Jim Mazur from the NH Astronomical Society will teach us about phenomena in the night sky. Learn about objects both near and far that are visible with the naked eye, binoculars, and telescopes. Registration is required. NHFPL, 133 Elm St. *

Saturday, Sept. 25
Together, we can move the world – one action at time. Join fellow Global Citizens, historic artists, and world leaders to defend the planet and defeat poverty. 24-hour event, a part of a Recovery Plan for the World, focuses on COVID-19, ending the hunger crisis, resuming learning for all, protecting the planet and advancing equity for all. Lagos, Paris, New York City, London, Los Angeles, Rio, Seoul, Sydney. 24 hours. 6 continents.

Sat., Sept. 25 and Sun., Sept. 26, 5:30-9:00 p.m.
Feast from the Fields! Share in food and community with Common Ground HS, urban farm and environmental education center. Enjoy incredible food, great conversation and live music all on our urban campus, outdoors, open-air. 358 Springside Ave. $50. For tickets and info: *

Monday, Sept. 27, 6-7 p.m.
September 2021, 700th anniversary of Dante’s death. Join us for an evening with Ron Herzman of the Dante Speakers Bureau and learn about the life and works of Italy’s Supreme Poet, the Father of Italian language, Dante Alighieri. NHFPL, 133 Elm St. *

Tuesday, Sept. 28, 6-7:30 p.m.
A 2016 docudrama about Barack Obama’s first date with Michelle Robinson, his future wife, during the summer of 1989 in Chicago. No registration is necessary, but limited seating and socially distancing with masks required for the duration of the film. Wilson Library, Washington St.*

Wednesday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m.
On Death and Dying Series: Burial. Join us for the first session in a new, comprehensive series about the dying process. Traditional embalming/coffin burial, green burial, religious burial, and others are choices. Wooster Cemetery’s Sexton, Norma Vinchkoski, considers the variety of burial practices available. Registration. NHFPl, 133 Elm St.*

Thursday, September 30, 7-8 pm
Join NHFP Library and Prospect Public Library for a discussion of John Grisham’s well-received novel, Camino Island. This meeting will be held virtually on Zoom.

Thursday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m.
Zoom talk sponsored by Thyme & Season. Align Your Posture, Ease Your Pain. To join: 6415?pwd=VU05c3J5cC9CNmVMdDk2MG94 L1VlUT09. Meeting ID: 834 8820 6415, passcode: 676688.

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Saturday, Oct. 2, 2-4 p.m.
“NOT DEAD YET:” sing-along and community speak-out against medical assisted suicide with Anita Cameron, Director of Minority Outreach at Not Dead Yet and others (TBA). NHFPL Community Program Room, 133 Elm St. Masks required. Details: *

Thursday, Oct. 7, 6 p.m.
We will remember the cost of the continuing violence in the Middle East and Africa by placing the Sept. stone on the Memorial Cairn, marking the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the war in Afghanistan. This is our final monthly vigil. We will meet annually on this date to remember the terrible price paid for that violence, especially by civilians.*

Saturday, Oct. 16, 3 p.m.
NH Friends Meeting will have a Quaker Memorial Meeting for Paul Hammer. More info will be forthcoming.

Thursday, Oct. 21, 6-8:30 p.m.
Community Soup Kitchen’s 2021 Annual Dinner will honor former CSK Executive Director David O’Sullivan, retired after 40 years of service. Community Soup Kitchen, 84 Broadway. Details at *