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The Greatest Hits of the Civil War: America’s First Professional Songwriters

Thursday, April 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Featuring songs written by Daniel Emmett, Stephen Foster, Henry Clay Work and George F. Root, musician Rick Spencer will perform popular tunes from this era. All are welcome to an evening of music and song.

Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Friday Night Flicks Presents: I Love You Phillip Morris

Friday, April 15th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

I Love You Phillip Morris movie posterJim Carrey stars in the “outrageously funny” true story of a spectacularly charismatic con man’s journey from small-town businessman to flamboyant white-collar criminal, who repeatedly finds himself in trouble with the law and on the lam – all in the name of love. Costarring Ewan McGregor, I Love You Phillip Morris is an unbelievably true comedy that’s being called “the best performance of Carrey’s career.” Rated R.

Environmental Film Series: Energy Crossroads

Wednesday, April 13th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Energy Crossroads movie posterThis award-winning documentary exposes the problems associated with our energy consumption, and offers concrete solutions for those who want to educate themselves and be part of the solutions in this decisive era. The film features passionate individuals, entrepreneurs, experts and scientists at the forefront of their field bringing legitimacy and expertise to the core message.

Recycling Committee members will be on hand to encourage discussion about the films and steps the public can take to help safeguard the future of our natural resources.

Mario Kart Wii

Wednesday, April 13th, 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Hop on your bike or kart and don't crash! Open to all teens in grades 6-12. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Can Children With Autism Recover?

Monday, April 11th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Based on her research, Deborah Fein, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut, believes that at least 10 percent, and possibly as many as 20 percent of children who receive a diagnosis of autism or autism spectrum disorder can “recover” from it if they are provided the right kind of intensive behavioral therapy. This free lecture is co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women and the UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. All are welcome. The program will be preceded by a brief AAUW annual meeting.

Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Friday Night Flicks Presents: Yogi Bear

Friday, April 8th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Yogi Bear movie posterEveryone’s favorite pic-a-nic basket-stealing bear brings his meal-mooching ways to movies in this live-action/CG-animated adventure starring Dan Aykroyd as the voice of Jellystone Park’s famed troublemaker Yogi Bear and Justin Timberlake as the voice of Yogi’s faithful pal Boo Boo. Jellystone has been losing business, so conniving Mayor Brown has decided to shut it down and sell the land. Faced with the loss of his home, Yogi must prove he really is “smarter than the average bear” as he and Boo Boo join forces with Ranger Smith to find a way to save the park from closing forever. Anna Faris, Tom Cavanagh, TJ Miller and Andrew Daly co-star in this wonderful new incarnation of Hanna-Barbera’s classic cartoon. Rated PG.

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