Bring your own dinner and enjoy a movie that's fit for St. Patrick's Day, The Gnome Mobile, on Thursday, March 17th at 6:00pm. Perfect for all ages!
Walter Brennan stars in a dual role, as kindly lumber tycoon D. J. Mulrooney and the irascible (and much tinier) 943-year-old gnome Knobby. Mulrooney likes Knobby and his fellow gnomes, but the feeling isn't reciprocal, since Knobby considers Mulrooney a threat to his beloved forest. Meanwhile, the tycoon's vice-president Ralph Yarby (Richard Deacon), hearing his boss' claims that he's been consorting with gnomes, decides that the old guy is insane and has him committed. Rescued by his grandchildren Rodney (Matthew Garber) and Elizabeth (Karen Dotrice), D.J. seeks out Knobby and Knobby's own grandson Jasper (Tom Lowell), who are hiding somewhere in the woods with gnome-king Rufus (Ed Wynn, in his final film role). There follows an amusing rite of passage wherein Jasper becomes engaged to gnomette Shy Violet (Cami Sebring), leading to a happy ending for all concerned. Rate G; Running Time: 90Min
Registration begins March 1st. To register, call 860.489.6684 or visit us online!
Patricia Carr's popular and fun new program, The Queen's Jewels, talks all about the famous English royal family's jewels on Thursday, March 10th at 6:30! Illustrated with over 80 slides of various members of the Royal Family wearing the jewels, you'll get to see how the jewels have changed and transformed throughout the years. Patricia also has lots of anecdotes about the acquisition of some of these stunning pieces.
Registration begins March 1st. To register, call 860-489-6684 or online.
*** AT COE PARK CIVIC CENTER. DOORS OPEN AT 6:00PM ***
Join Tom O'Carroll on Thursday, March 3rd at 6:30 as he sings Irish songs and tells wild tales from Ireland! O'Carroll is an Irish folksinger and humorist from Dublin. His quick wit, scholarship and virtuosity on a variety of musical instruments have made him popular with audiences in libraries, cultural events, colleges and high schools throughout the U.S. Tom has been singing the songs and playing the tunes of his native Ireland for over 30 years. He enlivens these programs with his trademark humor and incredible stock of stories and anecdotes.
Registration begins February 15th. Register by calling 860-489-6684 or online.
Held at Coe Park Civic Center. Doors open at 6:00pm.
Attendance at juvenile programs is limited to children of the age group for which the program is intended and their caregivers.