You know what they say about March, it comes in like a lion & goes out like a lamb. No matter the weather, you might say we’ve got a “menagerie” of programs to entertain, educate, and inspire you this month!
Author Talk: The Pledge of Allegiance and the Star Spangled Banner
Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Cheshire resident, John White, will discuss his book, The Pledge of Allegiance & the Star-Spangled Banner: A Patriot’s Primer on the American Spirit and a Citizen’s Guide to Restoring the Republic, which deals with the essence of America—its principles, ideals and values, its history, its future. Registration is required.
New Movie Thursday – Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)
Thursday, March 5, 2020, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about kindness, love and forgiveness from America’s most beloved neighbor. Rated PG. Registration appreciated for this adult program.
Abilities Without Boundaries All Star Band
Saturday, March 7, 2020, 2:00 – 3:00pm
Join us for this open house concert with Abilities Without Boundaries All Star Band. Cheshire musician John Ingrassia will lead the All Star Band for their debut performance. John hosts his music therapy class “Music Matters” for Abilities Without Boundaries and has assembled an all star band to perform around the area. No registration required.
From Jazz to Soul with Rhonda Denet and her trio
Sunday, March 8, 2020, 2:00 – 3:15pm
Rhonda Denet and her trio were the most popular concert we had last year, so we are bringing them back for “part 2” of From Jazz to Soul! They will perform jazz and soul standards from the 1930s through the 1960s, paying tribute to song stylists from Ella Fitzgerald to Aretha Franklin. No registration required.
Ogham Celtic Alphabet
Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Colleen Conway, co-owner and artist of Ogham Art in Southington, will discuss “The Ogham Alphabet: Past & Present”. Represented as a series of perpendicular and intersecting lines, Ogham is the earliest written form of primitive Irish and the oldest of the Gaelic languages. It is thought to be influenced by the Latin alphabet using 20 characters. Registration is required.
Introduction to Gmail
Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Learn the fundamentals of Gmail; set up an account,learn to compose and send an email. Must be familiar with basic computer knowledge. Registration is required.
Starting Plants from Seed
Saturday, March 14, 2020, 2:00 – 4:00pm
This event, geared to the home gardener, includes: unique method of pre-sprouting large seeds; making pots from newspapers; using found materials for plant markers and mini greenhouses to start small seeds; proper watering and fertilizing; hardening off of plants; and catalogs where heirloom, rare or exotic seeds can be found. Registration is required.
Irish Music with Deirdre McMorrow and Paul Pender
Sunday, March 15, 2020, 2:00 – 3:00pm
Enchanting traditional Irish fiddler, Deirdre McMorrow, and guitarist/songwriter, Paul Pender, will energize every Irish native—and those who turn Irish for St. Patrick’s Day– in a concert of traditional and original Celtic songs. No registration required.
Intro to Meditation Workshop
Monday, March 16, 2020, 2:00 – 3:30pm
Presenter Tia Mandrozos will explain what meditation is and its positive effects—the many ways that meditating bestows benefits on those who practice it regularly. Tia will also lead a 15 minute guided meditation. Registration is required.
Irish Dancing Through the Ages
Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 4:00 – 5:00pm
A program on “Irish Dancing Through the Ages” will be presented by Irene Horgan, Ph.D., Director of Cheshire’s Horgan Academy of Irish Dance. Geared for all ages, the program will include demonstations by Horgan Academy dancers. All attendees will be invited to learn a popular Irish dance step! No registration required.
Nature as Mentor
Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Learn the magnificent language of nature in this powerful workshop with Marlow Shami, M.S., who will present an informative talk enhanced by beautiful illustrations, a compelling activity, and a deep relaxing guided meditation. No meditation experience necessary. Registration is required.
Spring Canal Walk @ Lock 12 Park
Thursday, March 19, 2020, 4:00 – 4:45pm
Celebrate the first day of spring with a story and a stroll along the Farmington Canal Trail here in town! We’ll meet at Lock 12 Historical Park, 487 North Brooksvale Road, and explore the changing seasons on foot. Best for ages 5 and up. Registration is appreciated.
Sound Healing Bath
Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Join Donatella Moltisanti, internationally renown Sound Healer, for an evening of transformational Soul Healing! Donatella will discuss how music can heal the body and take us to new levels of awareness and peace, then guide participants through an hour-long sound healing journey. Registration is required.
Poetry in Song: A Cheshire High School Choral Concert
Friday, March 27, 2020, 12:00 – 1:00pm
The Cheshire High School chorus is going on the road ! Please join us for this special noon-time concert featuring the Cheshire High School chorus. The chorus will be performing choral works by Lauridsen, Stroope, Lauridsen, Whitacre and more, featuring poetry by James Agee, Robert Burns, Robert Frost, Lewis Carroll, Rudyard Kipling and others. No registration required.