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Arts & Culture Department

  1. MHVC Singers Wanted for Special Opportunity

    June 15, 2021, 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM @ St. Francis Church

    Singers Wanted for a Special Opportunity The Middlesex Hospital Vocal Chords is looking for singers to join us for an exciting opportunity. We will be performing a 20th anniversary musical tribute to the heroes of 9/11 at the Bushnell in Hartford, CT on 9/11/21. Rehearsals start Tuesday June 8th from 6:45 – 9:00 at the Rev. Msgr. M. Davitt Fox Parish Center, St. Francis Church, 10 Elm Street in Middletown, CT. No auditions necessary. New members will be accepted through June 22nd . Do not miss this exciting opportunity to join our musical family for this special event. For more information, visit us on the web at vocalchords20.org or call 860-347-2787 or 860-342-3120.

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Community Calendar

  1. Laughter Yoga with Myléne

    June 15, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Come join Laughter Yoga to relax, laugh and rejuvenate. Hosted by local laughter yoga leader, Myléne Claire Poitras! Laughter Yoga is a world-wide phenomenon that began in India by a medical doctor in 1995. It is practiced in 68 countries for a healthier, happier life. It involves child-like play with meditation and breathing exercises and laughing (no yoga mats needed). Free - Donations Appreciated. See Buttonwood.org to sign up!

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Russell Library

  1. Podcast: "Middletown Strong: Looking Up With Russell Library." Middletown Pride II

    June 15, 2021, 1:00 AM - June 16, 2021, 1:00 AM

    https://middletownstrong.buzzsprout.com/ Middletown Strong: Looking Up with Russell Library Russell Library presents stories of Middletown community members, exciting library happenings, and book recommendations hand-picked by our wonderful librarians. Middletown Strong: Looking up with Russell Library is full of love and community spirit. In todays episode, you'll enjoy two fantastic interviews. Ayanna Wright chats with Karly Koski, Incoming President of the Middletown High GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) and Kate Bond speaks with Dolly Haddad; mother, member of the City's LGBTQ Advisory Council and City Commissioner for the LGBTQIA Commission. Thank you for listening! middletownpride.org uconnfertility.com Book Recommendations Princess Puffybottom... and Darryl by Susin Nielsen Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle Love Makes a Family by Sophie Beer Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby's First Years Shelf Life: We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia We Unleash the Merciless Storm by Tehlor Kay Mejia The Inexplicable Logic of my Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth

  2. Hello Summer Storytime 1 (Online)

    June 15, 2021, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Summer has arrived! Time to put away your jackets and boots and make room for flip-flops and beach towels! Join us for our “Hello Summer” storytime series! Together we will welcome the splendorous new season with songs and stories bursting with sunshine! Pick up supplies to create a fruit juice summer craft (Limit 2 craft kits per household). Please Note: there is one craft for the entire series. This is part 1 of a series. Virtual dates for our Hello Summer Storytime series are: 6/15, 6/22, and 6/29 Will be doing an Outdoor Farmer's Market storytime with this theme on Friday 6/25 at 10:30! Sign up for that here: https://russelllibrary.libcal.com/event/7791992 This virtual program is for children ages birth-6. Registration is required. We have a limited number of supply kits which will need to be picked up at the Russell Library prior to the online event. If you sign up for a kit after you register a librarian will email you to confirm your supply kits are ready for you at the desk! After you hear from us you can: Pick your kit up during library operating hours (Monday-Saturday: 9-5pm) or Call us at 860-347-2528 and set up a curbside appointment! Supplies for this virtual program were provided by the Friends of The Russell Library.

  3. Stress Balls and Stress Management for Teens with QPlus at Crystal Lake (Outside)

    June 15, 2021, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Offsite

    Join Russell Library and our friends from QPlus as we make a stress ball while we talk about what causes us stress and how to manage it, including sharing various stress relief/management techniques, identifying ‘warning signs’ for when you need to take a self care break, and how to decide what type of self care is necessary (sure, blast your favorite song, but also have some water). This session will take place at Crystal Lake in McCutcheon Park. For young people age 13 - 20. Due to Covid-19 restrictions and to ensure everyone's safety we request that all families follow our Outdoor event guidelines: We ask that you stay 6 feet away from other families for your safety, as well as the safety of others. If any member of your household is not feeling well, has a fever, or is quarantining, we ask that you and your family stay home. Directions: Here is a link to the location of the City Park in google maps: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Crystal Lake Park, Middletown, CT 06457/@41.5145974,-72.6395091,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xe18adeb53786e13e!8m2!3d41.5145974!4d-72.6395091 From Randolph Road (Route 155), turn south onto Millbrook Road. Follow Millbrook Road for 1.5 miles and take a right onto Livingston Road. After 0.2 miles, take the first right off Livingston Road into McCutcheon Park! https://www.middletownct.gov/DocumentCenter/View/2583/Middletown-Trail-Guide-PDF (Pg 31-33) Q Plus is grassroots, community-based, youth-led, and (at least for now) volunteer-run. We are a group of teens, young adults, and older adult supporters. We work to create more youth accessible spaces, uplift youth voices, and empower youth, through programs like open mics, “adulting crash course” workshops, game nights, support groups, and GSA meetups. Our overall goal is to create space for queer youth to be authentically and entirely themselves. Every event and program we create is born of a need identified by queer young people, rather than suggested by adults. Our plan is to continue changing and evolving as the needs of queer youth continue to change and evolve. For more information on QPlus, please check out their website: https://qplusct.wixsite.com/qplusct

  4. Getting your credit ready for homeownership (online)

    June 15, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online

    June is "Homeownership Month!" Join Rosa Carrero, Assistant Vice President, Community Outreach Officer from Liberty Bank in Middletown, to learn about: What you need to know before purchasing a home Getting credit ready for home ownership First-time homebuyer programs Down payment assistance programs Registrations required for the virtual link.This program will take place via Zoom. Links will be sent prior to the program. This program is held in partnership with Liberty Bank, Habitat for Humanity and the Friends of Russell Library. Questions? Christy Billings cbillings@russelllibrary.org or Rosa Carrero: RCarrero@LIBERTY-BANK.com