Thursday, May 24th at 6:30
Join Coach Gail for a one hour chair yoga class. During this time you will learn to get centered and still using our breath, practice stretching and warming up, work on chair poses and then do a choreographed “dance” using simple yoga poses and popular music. Overall, it is a fun and educational way to find space in the body, reduce pain and experience an inner sense of calm and peace. Limited to 12 people.
The Greatest Showman
Thursday, May 31st at 6:00pm
An original musical screenplay brings to life the story of P.T. Barnum and his creation of "the greatest show on earth". Rising from nothing, P.T. sets out to make a better life for his family. His creativity and drive take him on an fantastic journey beyond what he or anyone else could have imagined. In the end he creates a magical experience that will be enjoyed and celebrated by generations to come. (PG/ 105 Minutes).
Early Connecticut Mills
Thursday, May 3rd at 6:30
Registration begins April 15th
Join Kelvin Cole for a fully-illustrated and comprehensive hour that will tell about the time when we constructed those great machines -and harnessed them to a power source- in order for them to do some job for us... grinding grain... sawing lumber... making paper... extracting elements from rocks... making apple cider... and butter and cheese... and such. This is any history-buff's dream lecture!
Mind Reading with Keith Zalinger
Thursday, April 19th at 6:30
Registration begins April 1st
Held in the Community Room
Join Keith Zalinger as he demonstrated the power of the human brain in this mind-blowing hour of entertainment and fun! May Keith read your mind? Predict the future? Can YOU read minds or read a person's personality from an item they are wearing? Can YOU or Keith perform acts that defy description? This is what's in store during this unique program!
Author talk and book signing with author, Carol Ascher for her newest title: A Chance for Land and Fresh Air, Russian Jewish Immigrants in Sharon and Amenia 1907-1940 on Thursday, May 17th at 6:30!
Carol Ascher, Ph.D., is a distinguished historian, lecturer, and award-winning author of seven books and numerous short stories, essays and scholarly articles. Her most recent book, A Chance for Land and Fresh Air, Russian Jewish Immigrants in Sharon and Amenia 1907-1940, highlights the story of thirty Russian Jewish families who, having arrived in America in the early years of the 20th century, purchased farms in western Connecticut, near the New York border. Many of these families had supplemented their farm income by offering rooms and board to New York Jews wanting kosher vacations. Around 1920 they began to move ten miles west to Amenia, NY, on the train line, transforming the town into a lively Jewish resort for the next several decades. Join us as Carol discusses how this unique, little-told story was repeated in rural communities throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Mask Update: Masks are required for all program attendees despite vaccination status.
Attendance at juvenile programs is limited to children of the age group for which the program is intended and their caregivers.