Special Pop-Up Exhibit Opening: Celebrating Art in Autism-One week only!
Apr
7
5:00 pm17:00

Special Pop-Up Exhibit Opening: Celebrating Art in Autism-One week only!

  • La Grua Center

Coming up in April 2017, La Grua Center is pleased to present a special pop-up exhibit featuring artwork by artists who have been affected by autism. Running for one week only, our opening reception will be Friday, April 7 from 5-7pm.

We welcome artists of all ages!  To participate or for more information, contact us at 860-535-2300 or email kelli@lagruacenter.org

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Mark Wunderlich Reads from His Work
Apr
9
5:00 pm17:00

Mark Wunderlich Reads from His Work

  • Stonington Free Library

Mark Wunderlich is the author of three collections of poems, the most recent of
which is The Earth Avails (Graywolf Press, 2014), which received the Rilke Prize
and which was a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award.  His other books include
Voluntary Servitude, also by Graywolf, and The Anchorage, which received the Lambda
Literary Award.  He is the recipient of fellowships from the NEA, the Massachusetts
Cultural Council, the Wallace Stegner Fellowship Program, Civitella Ranieri Foundation
among others.  His work has appeared in the New York Times MagazineSlatePoetry,
Paris ReviewThe New RepublicThe Stranger and elsewhere.  He teaches writing
and literature at Bennington College in Vermont, and lives in New York’s Hudson
Valley.

Stonington Historical Society: Kevin McBride on Pequot-Colonist Relations
Apr
13
6:00 pm18:00

Stonington Historical Society: Kevin McBride on Pequot-Colonist Relations

  • La Grua Center

Archeologist Kevin McBride presents: At Stonington’s Beginning: The English and Pequot Lives and Relations from 1649 to 1675.  For further details please contact the Stonington Historical Society. - See more at: https://lagruacenter.org/event/detail/2017/4/13/6/00/pm/344-shs_mcbride#sthash.YUm0UiCm.dpuf

Exhibit Opening and Lecture: Southeast CT WWI Letters
Apr
21
5:00 pm17:00

Exhibit Opening and Lecture: Southeast CT WWI Letters

  • La Grua Center

La Grua Center, in partnership with the Stonington Historical Society, will host an exhibit of WWI letters, photographs, and memorabilia collected from residents from our region and from the archives of the Stonington Historical Society from April 21-May 10.

During the exhibit, George King, Director of the Ambulance 255 Project, will speak about and have on display a 1916 Model T Ford ambulance that is representative of the 1,200 ambulances that were donated by American’s and driven by American volunteers for three years in France before the US entered World War I.

Exhibit opening 5-7pm; George King will speak at 6pm.  

Open to the public.

Cost
Suggested donation $5.

Music Matters Piano Concert: À Deux et à Quatre
Apr
22
5:00 pm17:00

Music Matters Piano Concert: À Deux et à Quatre

  • La Grua Center

Music Matters solo & duo piano concert

Artem Belogurov & Shaunn Chai

piano four-hands & piano solo

à deux et à quatre

Ignace Moscheles  Grande Sonate in Eb, Op. 47  

piano four-hands   

Edvard Grieg

Lyric pieces, Op. 65 & Op. 71     

piano solo

Felix Mendelessohn

Andante tranquillo con variazioni, Op. 83a

piano four-hands

This exquisite program explores every possible affect and sound of the Romantic piano. Moscheles and Mendelssohn, great pianist-composers of their day, wrote the four-hands bookends — brilliant, rarely heard masterpieces. In an unusual departure from conventional duo programming, each pianist will solo in a complete book of Grieg's haunting, lyrical Lyric Pieces. Shuann Chai and Artem Belogurov, both living in the Netherlands, are touring the American Northeast this April.

With this auspicious start, Music Matters introduces Cycles! — integral traversals of a single music genre over one or more seasons. We will present all ten books of the Lyric Pieces in the course of 2017-2018.

Cost
Suggested donation $10.

Links:
Shaunn Chai Artem Belogurov

My Fellow Soldiers with Andrew Carroll
Apr
30
5:00 pm17:00

My Fellow Soldiers with Andrew Carroll

  • La Grua Center

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I, historian and New York Times best selling author Andrew Carroll will present a lecture about his newest book, My Fellow Soldiers: General John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win the Great War. The book is a comprehensive telling of the American experience in the war based on eyewitness accounts by General Pershing and other senior officers, as well as the troops, aviators, and nurses who risked—and often gave—their lives during this conflict. Q&A and book signing to follow.  Books will be available for purchase.

This event is presented by the La Grua Center and the Stonington Historical Society.

Open to the public.  

Cost
Suggested donation $5.

Links:
War Letters Project at Chapman University 

PBS Interview with Andrew Carroll

Gardens By The Sea
Jun
9
10:00 am10:00

Gardens By The Sea

  • 23 Broad St Stonington, CT, 06378 United States

Stonington Garden Club cordially invites you to Gardens by the Sea, our triennial garden tour, on June 9 & 10, 2017. This easy walking tour will feature a handpicked collection of rarely seen gardens behind the walls and gates of Stonington’s historic properties. Labels will highlight plantings for identification and knowledgeable Garden Club members will be on hand to answer questions.

NEW THIS YEAR

Artists in the Garden!  Visitors to the 2017 Gardens by the Sea Tour will have the unique opportunity to experience gardens as artistic inspiration. Weather permitting, a broad representation of local, “en plein air” artists will be painting in select gardens to enhance your enjoyment of the Tour.

In addition, a tented Marketplace in historic Wadawanuck Square will showcase a variety of vendors offering home and garden décor, tools, clothing, accessories and crafts. Stonington Village restaurants and charming shops welcome you for coffee, dining, gifts, fashion and more.

Please be mindful: No strollers or high heels inside the gardens. All gardens are located at private homes. Not all are handicap accessible. The tour brochure will note accessible gardens. The Celebrity Luncheon at Stonington Harbor Yacht Club is fully handicap accessible!

 

TICKETS

Gardens By The Sea and/or Luncheon prices

Before June 1 Garden Tour tickets are $35 per person. After June 1 and at the door, tickets will be $40 per person.

Luncheon tickets are $65 per person.

Buy online in advance:

Tickets may be purchased with a credit card via PayPal using the field below.  All tickets purchased online will be held for pickup at the gate. Please print out your email receipt for the redemption (or present the email at desk on your smartphone).

Garden Club Lecture & Luncheon:  “If it’s Worth Doing, it’s Worth Overdoing.”
Jun
9
12:30 pm12:30

Garden Club Lecture & Luncheon: “If it’s Worth Doing, it’s Worth Overdoing.”

  • SHYC

Kathy Rainer and Tricky Wolfes, the nationally renowned floral design team,  will charm and inspire you as they create extravagant masterpieces in new and imaginative ways.

Join us on Friday June 9, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm at the lovely Stonington Harbor Yacht Club for a light luncheon with wine as this high energy duo shares their secrets.

The Lecture and Luncheon will take place Friday, June 9 2017, 12:30 – 1:30 pm at the Stonington Harbor Yacht Club, 32 Water Street. Seating is limited. Ticket orders will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

TICKETS

Gardens By The Sea and/or Luncheon prices

Before June 1 Garden Tour tickets are $35 per person. After June 1 and at the door, tickets will be $40 per person.

Luncheon tickets are $65 per person.

Buy online in advance:

Tickets may be purchased with a credit card via PayPal using the field below.  All tickets purchased online will be held for pickup at the gate. Please print out your email receipt for the redemption (or present the email at desk on your smartphone).

Gardens By The Sea
Jun
10
10:00 am10:00

Gardens By The Sea

  • 23 Broad St Stonington, CT, 06378 United States

Stonington Garden Club cordially invites you to Gardens by the Sea, our triennial garden tour, on June 9 & 10, 2017. This easy walking tour will feature a handpicked collection of rarely seen gardens behind the walls and gates of Stonington’s historic properties. Labels will highlight plantings for identification and knowledgeable Garden Club members will be on hand to answer questions.

NEW THIS YEAR

Artists in the Garden!  Visitors to the 2017 Gardens by the Sea Tour will have the unique opportunity to experience gardens as artistic inspiration. Weather permitting, a broad representation of local, “en plein air” artists will be painting in select gardens to enhance your enjoyment of the Tour.

In addition, a tented Marketplace in historic Wadawanuck Square will showcase a variety of vendors offering home and garden décor, tools, clothing, accessories and crafts. Stonington Village restaurants and charming shops welcome you for coffee, dining, gifts, fashion and more.

Please be mindful: No strollers or high heels inside the gardens. All gardens are located at private homes. Not all are handicap accessible. The tour brochure will note accessible gardens. The Celebrity Luncheon at Stonington Harbor Yacht Club is fully handicap accessible!

 

TICKETS

Gardens By The Sea and/or Luncheon prices

Before June 1 Garden Tour tickets are $35 per person. After June 1 and at the door, tickets will be $40 per person.

Luncheon tickets are $65 per person.

Buy online in advance:

Tickets may be purchased with a credit card via PayPal using the field below.  All tickets purchased online will be held for pickup at the gate. Please print out your email receipt for the redemption (or present the email at desk on your smartphone).


Irish Music Concert Featuring Executive Seisύn
Mar
17
6:00 pm18:00

Irish Music Concert Featuring Executive Seisύn

  • La Grua Center

An Irish seisύn is music gathering that usually happens at pubs in villages and towns across Ireland. Please join this quartet of nationally known musicians for a foot stomping St. Pat’s seisύn with tunes and songs from Donegal, Kerry, Clare, and Galway.

Skip McKinley~ Flute    

Flynn Cohen~Guitar, Vocals    

Mance Grady~ Percussion

Dan Foster~Fiddle

General Admission Seating $15.  Purchase your tickets now!

Parking is in the Stonington Commons Lot at 32 Water St.

Cost
$15

Stonington Historical Society: Local Railroad Tycoon Morton F. Plant
Mar
9
5:00 pm17:00

Stonington Historical Society: Local Railroad Tycoon Morton F. Plant

  • La Grua Center

Morton Freeman Plant was a local legend. First and foremost a philanthropist who continued the legacy begun by his father but who was also a railroad tycoon of local renown. Plant was one of the founders of Connecticut College, a financier of the Wright Brothers, builder of many local trolley lines, owner of the Griswold Hotel and a colleague of J.P. Morgan.   His summer residence at Avery Point is now home to the University of Connecticut.  Jim Streeter is the Town Historian of Groton and a former policeman and mayor of Groton City. He has made a life study of Morton Plant and even impersonates him on occasion.

For more information please contact the Stonington Historical Society

Stonington Garden Club presents Mystic Seaport's Julia Jankowski
Mar
8
11:00 am11:00

Stonington Garden Club presents Mystic Seaport's Julia Jankowski

  • La Grua Center

The Stonington Garden Club presents:

Julia Jankowski, head Gardener at the Mystic Seaport, will talk about the history of gardening in the 19th century and connect it with the two 19th century replication gardens at the Seaport. She will also speak about the 20th century Seaport gardens and about the type of horticultural practices that the gardeners employ over the course of the season starting from the greenhouse to winter clean up.

For more information contact the Stonington Garden Club - See more at: https://lagruacenter.org/event/detail/2017/3/8/11/00/am/333-stonington_garden_club_jankowski#sthash.GiynI48Y.dpuf

Music Matters Concert: The Art of Counterpoint with Kleine Kammermusik
Mar
4
5:00 pm17:00

Music Matters Concert: The Art of Counterpoint with Kleine Kammermusik

  • La Grua Center

Geoffrey Burgess & Meg Owens, oboes & recorders

Stephanie Corwin, bassoon

Rebecca Humphrey, violoncello

Leon Schelhase, harpsichord

The Art of Counterpoint

Colleagues Bach & Zelenka

Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745)

Trio Sonatas No. 1 in F and No. 4 in g

Cantilena circularis Vida, Domina

Joh. Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

The Art of Fugue  Contrapunctus I

Three-part Ricercar from The Musical Offering

Kleine Kammermusik brings us woodwind chamber gems from two great High Baroque figures: Bach and Zelenka. The masters knew and admired one another, and they worked in close proximity, in Leipzig and nearby Dresden. Their highly distinctive personalities and consummate mastery are famed for their legacy of profound counterpoint, but also for brilliant melody, deft harmonic interplay, and unparalleled musical drama.

Won't you join us to hear superb woodwind masterworks of the Baroque, as played by this wonderfully expressive quintet?

Cost
Suggested donation $10.

- See more at: https://lagruacenter.org/event/detail/2017/3/4/5/00/pm/331-kleine_kammermusik#sthash.Znsnjx5A.dpuf

Exhibit Opening: Colors & Rhythms~The Art of Eva Leong
Mar
3
5:00 pm17:00

Exhibit Opening: Colors & Rhythms~The Art of Eva Leong

  • La Grua Center

Through her unique style of painting, Eva combines the rhythm of Chinese brushstrokes with the colors of Western influence in her current series of scroll paintings representing countries Eva has recently visited. Born and raised in Shanghai China, Eva Leong has lived and worked in Stonington for the past 25 years. Evidence of her early training in Chinese philosophy and traditional watercolor painting blends beautifully with the western oil painting techniques she learned while a student at the Art Students League and Parson's School of Design in New York.  Opening reception Friday, March 3rd, 5-7pm.  Exhibit will run through the end of March. 

Cost
Suggested donation $5.

- See more at: https://lagruacenter.org/event/detail/2017/3/3/5/00/pm/328-eva_leong#sthash.fn3wu69q.dpuf

Twist of Lemmon Fundraiser with Chris Lemmon
Feb
25
8:00 pm20:00

Twist of Lemmon Fundraiser with Chris Lemmon

  • 32 Water Street Stonington, CT, 06378 United States

Twist of Lemmon

An endearing ramble through the life of film icon Jack Lemmon and Hollywood’s Golden Age as told by his son Chris, a gifted pianist and performer, whose uncanny physical and vocal resemblance channels his father in this warm hearted one-man show. The performance will feature film clips and Chris at the 1922 Mason & Hamlin piano.

Purchase your tickets now!

$150/person ~ Performance & after-party gathering with Chris Lemmon at a lovely home in  Stonington Borough.  (9:30-11 pm ~ limited availability)

$100/person ~ Performance only.

$50/person ~ Partial-view back balcony seating.

R.S.V.P. by February 13

Print invitations are available at the office; please call for more information.  860-535-2300.

Links:
Purchase Tickets Now!

Conversations with a Masked Man
Feb
17
6:00 pm18:00

Conversations with a Masked Man

  • 32 Water Street Stonington, CT, 06378 United States

Conversations with a Masked Man, by John Hadden, is a play about deception, “the game” (espionage) and rough filial love. It is a fifty-minute, two-character, solo performance based on his book, Conversations with a Masked Man: My Father, the CIA, and Me.

Haunted by unanswered questions about his childhood overseas, a man confronts his father, an ex-CIA chief who ruminates darkly on the American Empire, the human animal, and himself. Alternately horrifying, hilarious, and poignant, their verbal contest covers Cold War material from Vietnam to the Middle East and the Bomb, from abstract art to James Bond films––but the real conversation, the subtext, is about what they mean to each other.

John Hadden (senior) was an early member of CIA in Berlin, Hamburg and Salzburg, he was the station chief in Israel during the 60’s, through the Six-Day War, and he ran the “Middle East Desk” in Washington, DC until his quasi-retirement in the early 70s.

The play is performed in minimal style, to bring as intense a focus as possible to the relationship between the two men. For a “second act,” we have a “Fishbowl” conversation. Two pre-designated members of the local community and three volunteer members of the audience speak about their own experience of family issues, and the personal ramifications of politics. 

Open to the public.

Cost
Suggested donation $10

Links:
John Hadden's Web Site

Feb
11
5:00 pm17:00

Music Matters at La Grua Center

  • 32 Water Street Stonington, CT, 06378 United States

**SPECIAL PROGRAMMING CHANGE**


We are profoundly grateful to Stonington harpsichordist Elena Zamolodchikova, well-known to La Grua Center music lovers, for springing in with an appealing and surprising program at the last minute. Acclaimed Boston pianist Stephen Porter was to have played his long-awaited solo recital of Grieg, Chopin works, and Schumann's Davidsbündlertänze, but the lingering effects of a severe cold and ear infection have led him to reschedule his concert for this October. We'll post that date shortly.


Please join us for music for two-manual harpsichord that wonderfully suits Elena's brilliant, heartfelt style: Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer's Euterpe Suite in F, Handel's d-minor Cembalo Suite, Wm. Byrd's Pavana Lachrimæ, and Frescobaldi's incisive Cento Partite. The program will last approximately 65 minutes.

Elena and her instrument will be on our performance platform, to enable all to hear and see optimally. She will play a Flemish double harpsichord kindly loaned by Stonington's Zuckermann Harpsichords.

 

Suggested donation $10.  General admission seating.

Stonington Historical Society: Historic Mills with Renee Tribert
Feb
9
6:00 pm18:00

Stonington Historical Society: Historic Mills with Renee Tribert

Wooden grist mills, brick textile mills, and concrete lofts in our towns and cities all attest to Connecticut’s long manufacturing history. Many of these buildings have been adapted to new uses such as museums, housing or office space, but we have all seen others lifeless and neglected.

Making Places: Historic Mills of Connecticut is an initiative of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation to document the state’s historic factories and to encourage their reuse through education and technical assistance. An introduction to the program will be followed by select survey findings, notably as they pertain to Stonington.

Making Places is funded by the State Historic Preservation Office, Department of Economic and Community Development of the State of Connecticut, and the Community Investment Act.

Renée Tribert, has been Project Manager for Making Places since 2014, after a sixteen year preservation hiatus spent in environmental consulting. She has an MS in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania and has been curator/collections manager at the Harriet Beecher Stowe House and the New Britain Museum of American Art.

Cost
Suggested donation $5.

Links:
The Stonington Historical Society

Meet Spring Merrill Fellow Mark Wunderlich
Jan
30
5:00 pm17:00

Meet Spring Merrill Fellow Mark Wunderlich

Mark Wunderlich is the author of three collections of poems, the most recent of which is The Earth Avails (Graywolf Press, 2014), which received the Rilke Prize and which was a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award.  His other books include Voluntary Servitude, also by Graywolf, and The Anchorage, which received the Lambda Literary Award.  He is the recipient of fellowships from the NEA, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Wallace Stegner Fellowship Program, Civitella Ranieri Foundation among others.  His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Slate, Poetry, Paris Review, The New Republic, The Stranger and elsewhere.  He teaches writing and literature at Bennington College in Vermont, and lives in New York's Hudson Valley. 

Artist Workshop with Marija McCarthy
Jan
27
10:00 am10:00

Artist Workshop with Marija McCarthy

Artist Workshop with Marija McCarthy
 

Due to unforeseen circumstances, tomorrow's Artist Feedback Workshop with Marija McCarthy has been postponed to next Friday, January 27th, 10am to noon.  We hope to see you there!

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Practicing painters in a developing stage who feel a need for temporary tutorial help from a professional artist and art educator are invited to gather at the La Grua Center for a discussion and feedback workshop.  Artists should bring a few of their paintings (any medium) as samples for discussion with Marija. Cost is $25 per person.  

 

A painter and educator, Marija Pavlovich McCarthy was trained in Belgrade, Serbia and at George Washington University and the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC. She has lived and exhibited in the US, Europe, Asia and North Africa and her works are in the permanent collections of the Belgrade Museum of Art, the New Britain Museum of American Art, two Presidential collections, US Congressional collections and hundreds of corporate and private collections.

She currently shows at the Copley Society of Art in Boston as well as with the following organizations of which she is a signature member: the New England Watercolor Society, the Connecticut Watercolor Society and the New Haven Paint & Clay Club. She has taught art for decades, starting in the 1960’s at her own Alma Mater, the Corcoran School of Art, and then at the Maryland School of Art and Design, the Art League of Virginia in Alexandria and many other schools. Most recently Marija taught for seventeen years at the Washington Art Association in Washington, CT. She has juried art shows at the Kent Art Association and other venues and given group art critiques for art associations throughout Connecticut.

In the Fall of 2010 she had an exhibit titled: “A Look at the Past” a selection of paintings from 1985 to the present at the Minor Memorial Library Gallery in Roxbury CT. In December 2010, she opened a show in the Contemporary Arts Center in New York City of oil paintings titled “The Shape of Water”. These paintings depict the artist’s involvement and love for the various bodies, states and dynamics of water through the seasons. In May 2013, she curated a show of her students “Fifty Years of Teaching” at the Minor Memorial Library.

Currently, Marija concentrates on studio painting, exhibiting, tutoring advanced painters individually and lecturing on art.

La Grua Center

32 Water Street, Stonington, CT06378

860.535.2300
www.LaGruaCenter.org

Parking for La Grua Center is in the main lot at the entrance to the Stonington Commons Community.

Music Matters Concert
Jan
21
5:00 pm17:00

Music Matters Concert

  • La Grua Center

The Romantic Piano Trio
Heavenly Beauty for Three
 

Hilary Castleviolin
Ani Kalayjianvioloncello
David Kaplanpiano

Franz Schubert  Notturno in Eb, D.897  Adagio
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy  Piano trio No. 2 in c, Op. 66
Antonin Dvorák  Piano trio No. 4 in e, Op. 90, B.166  "Dumky"

The piano trio unites three instruments whose sound and persona are so different, so specific to their nature, that it seems a miracle that they work together at all. And do they ever! The Romantic-era piano trio is one of music’s great syntheses. ur chamber concert’s title – Heavenly Beauty for Three – is nothing but the truth.

Hilary Castle, of course, is no stranger to the La Grua Center and to Music Matters. As always, she is bringing incomparable colleagues along. We’ll be the richer for our encounter with them.

The side of Schubert we hear in his haunting Notturno also produced the superb C-major string quintet and his deeply introspective final Lieder. Mendelssohn’s at times expansively lyrical, at times irresistibly propulsive c-minor piano trio sweeps us into the very center of what Romantic chamber repertoire is about. And there can be no finer and more moving end to this rare program than Dvorák’s deeply tuneful, heartfelt Dumky.

We invite you to join us in defying the wintry dark of our young year with these three luminous works — as played by a masterful trio.

Open to the public. Suggested donation $10.

Caoilinn Hughes Reads from her Work
Jan
7
5:00 pm17:00

Caoilinn Hughes Reads from her Work

  • Stonington Free Library

Caoilinn Hughes is an Irish writer whose poetry collection, Gathering Evidence (Carcanet Press 2014), won The Irish Times Shine/Strong Award and the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award, and was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Prize for Best First Collection 2015. An extract from her novel-in-progress appears in the Spring 2016 issue of Tin House. She has been Visiting Writer at Maastricht University in The Netherlands since 2014.

A Baroque Christmas
Dec
16
6:00 pm18:00

A Baroque Christmas

Join musicians Aymeric Dupré la Tour and Elena Zamolodchikova for an evening of beautiful harpsichord music in the historic Captain Palmer House. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased online by clicking here .

 For more information, please contact the Stonington Historical Society at (860) 535-8445.

Dec
15
11:00 am11:00

Poetry Picnic

  • Stonington Free Library

Stonington Free Library and the Elms Retirement Residence present a Poetry Picnic at the Library. Join area seniors and share your favorite poem, book, article...anything literary! Bring a sandwich - coffee and tea provided.

Dog Trainer Bill Berloni, "Broadway Tails"
Dec
5
6:00 pm18:00

Dog Trainer Bill Berloni, "Broadway Tails"

  • La Grua Center

To kick off our new series featuring topics related to the theater, television, and film, we’re thrilled to be welcoming Bill Berloni (and a furry friend), who got his start training the first dog to play Sandy in the musical, Annie, in the pre-Broadway original production at the Goodspeed Opera House in 1976.

Now considered one of the entertainment industry’s foremost animal trainers, Connecticut native and Tony Award-winner Bill Berloni will discuss his 40 years in show business and the 4-legged friends that helped give him this unique career. The evening will be comprised of backstage stories, heartfelt emotions, and humane education, as well as questions and answers.  

$10 admission fee.

Cash or check accepted at the door, or visit our website for advance purchase with credit card.  

Jennifer Clarvoe Reads from her Work
Dec
3
5:00 pm17:00

Jennifer Clarvoe Reads from her Work

  • Stonington Free Library

Jennifer Clarvoe’s first book of poems, Invisible Tender, won the Poets Out Loud Prize and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Her second book, Counter-Amores, was published in 2011 by University of Chicago Press. She has taught at Harvard Summer School, Wellesley, Boston University, and in the MFA Program at the University of California at Irvine. A recipient of the Rome Prize in Literature, she currently lives in Ohio and teaches at Kenyon College.

4th Annual Pumpkin Chunkin'
Oct
23
12:00 pm12:00

4th Annual Pumpkin Chunkin'

  • Stonington Community Center

It's that time of year again! This one-of-a-kind fall festival and epic pumpkin launching contest will take place Sunday, October 23rd from 12pm-2pm on COMO Owen's Field. New and improved launchers, a moon bounce, prizes, food and lots of fun for all ages! Every pumpkin launcher will have the chance to be the Pumpkin Chunkin' King or Queen and win the GRAND PRIZE

Catherine Pond Reads from her Work
Oct
22
5:00 pm17:00

Catherine Pond Reads from her Work

  • stonington free library

Catherine Pond is a poet from Alpharetta, Georgia. She currently lives in Brooklyn and teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is Assistant Director of the New York State Summer Writers Institute and co-editor of the online magazine, Two Peach, alongside Julia Anna Morrison. Her manuscript Fieldglass was a 2015 finalist for the Kathryn A. Morton First Book Prize given by Sarabande Books. Her poems and prose have appeared in Boston ReviewSalmagundiThe Los Angeles Review of BooksThe Antioch Review, and other journals.