This Week in Westville: 
Deck The Walls Show Starts @KLG, Beaux Arts Poetry @Lyric, Sunny Train Concert @KLG, Coming Home Screening @Mitchell, Sweet Release Album Debut @Lotta, Edgewood Park Farmers Market!

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PO Box #3004
Westville Station
New Haven, CT 06515 
Through December 2
GALAPAGOS AND OTHER JOURNEYS@DASILVA

These paintings will be on view from 10am-5pm Wednesday through Saturday until December 2nd, 2017.

DaSilva Gallery & Frame Shop, 897-899 Whalley Avenue
November Programs
MITCHELL LIBRARY  
Mitchell Library
Events for November  HERE

Saturday, December 2, 10:30am 
SOLAR WORKSHOP- More info HERE 

Tuesday, December 12, 4:00-6:00pm
Westville Community Hanukkah
Celebration and Author- Hanukkah celebration starts at Mitchell Library with Author Rene Londner. More info  HERE

Southern Advanced Photography Student Exhibition: A group exhibition of student work from the Southern Connecticut State University photography program. Through December 9
 
Check HERE for updated weekly events.

LIBRARY HOURS:
Mon 12-8 |Tue 12-6| Wed 10-6 | Thu 10-6 | Fri CLOSED | Sat 10-5 | Sun CLOSED

Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison Street, 203-946-8117
Through December 3
EXPOSED @LOTTA STUDIO

Exhibition of work by Howard El-Yasin, Nate Lerner, Susan McCaslin @The Range at Lotta Studio thru December 3.

Lotta Studio, 911 Whalley Avenue, (203) 780-8764
Parks and Rec
BARNARD NATURE CENTER PUBLIC PROGRAMS
Click HERE to see Full calendar for November

The Barnard Nature Center is located on the corner Route 34 and Ella T Grasso Boulevard. The park entrance is located on Route 34
Strange Ways

STOREFRONT HOURS   Strange-Ways.com
Monday * Closed 
Tues-Fri * 11AM-5PM 
Sat + Sun * 10AM-4PM

Strange Ways, 910 Whalley Avenue
Shop local For Holidays

OdeonBoutique.com 918 Whalley Avenue, (203) 389-8704
Fall Gift Card For Returning Customers! 
SOHO FALL $20 GIFT CARD
Please show this card at check out to redeem value!

Soho Hair Group & Day Spa , 916 Whalley Avenue, (203) 387-6799
Sunday, November 19, 10:00am-1:00pm 
CITYSEED'S EDGEWOOD PARK FARMERS MARKET

Edgewood Park Farmers Market, Sundays, 10am-1pm at the corner of Whalley & West Rock Aves. 

Click HERE to see who & what you can find at the market this week.

More info about Cityseed HERE
Coogan Pavillion

Complete information and registration forms, contact Morgan Aery (203)946-8022

Coogan Pavilion, Entrance at Whalley Ave. and Fitch Street 
Sat., Dec. 9 + Tuesday. Dec. 12

HOLIDAY SAVE THE DATES

Join us for our Tree Lighting, Markets, and a Wine Walk on Saturday, December 9.

On Tuesday, December 12 join us for the Giant Menorah Lighting!  More details to come!




Flair Fair: Holiday Bizaar returns to Lyric Hall on December 9, 1:00-7:00pm!
The Anti-Mall: Shop Small Holiday Market returns to Lotta Studio on December 9, 12:00-8:00pm!
Through December 24

DECK THE WALLS: ANNUAL MEMBER SHOW @KEHLER LIDDEL GALLERY

Deck the Walls November 16 - December 24th, 2017 December 9th, 3 - 6pm: Exhibition Reception / Holiday Happening December 9th - December 23rd: UNFRAMED art sale.

Deck the Walls with local artwork! Our annual holiday group show features the work of 19 local artists working in a wide range of media. From photography and printmaking, to painting, sculpture and mixed media works - you'll find it all at KLG! - with prices to suit all budgets

Beginning on December 9th with our annual Holiday Happening (3-6pm), KLG will launch the UNFRAMED art sale to run for the duration of the exhibition. The sale will feature matted artworks by our member artists, as well as other fun one-of-a-kind gift-ables. Westville tree lighting to follow at 6pm. See you there!

Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue, (203) 389-9555
NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

"As your State Senator, I want to know what state issues are most important to you and your family. Whether you have questions or concerns about education, neighborhood safety, community and law enforcement relations, or healthcare, my office can be helpful. Monday, December 4, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at Mitchell Library 37 Harrison Street, New Haven..."  For more information, call 860-240-0393 Toll-free 1-800-842-1420 or visit www.senatedems.ct.gov/Winfield
WESTVILLE/WEST HILLS COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT TEAM HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE

To benefit  Christian Community Action, Jewish Family Services of New Haven  Robin I. Kroogman New Haven Animal Shelter.
 
There is tremendous need this season for the most basic necessities.  Please join us in helping fellow New Haven residents feed their families  and pets this holiday season.
 
Items in need: Bags or boxes of rice, bags/cans of red or black beans, pasta, canned fish, low sugar/no sugar added canned fruits, canned meats and vegetables, tomato sauce, low-sugar cereals, low sodium soups, hot cereals, oatmeal, coffee, tea, canned juices, juice boxes and any non-perishable food items. Pet food (dry or canned), dog bones, regular or non-clumping cat litter. No glass containers please.

If you are interested in donating, please bring food items to a drop off location at:
  • CMT Meeting, December 13 at the Mauro-Sheridan Interdistrict Magnet School, 191 Fountain Street. Meeting 6:30PM until 8PM.
  • The Bradley's front porch, 21 West Rock Avenue.
  • Mitchell Library branch, 37 Harrison Street.
  • Prefer to send a check? Make it out to Block Watch 303 and mail it to 21 West Rock Avenue, New Haven CT 06515
Thanks! Wishing you all a very happy, peaceful and prosperous Holiday Season. 
Save the date!  Tuesday, November 28

WESTVILLE COMMUNITY NURSERY SCHOOL JOINS THE GLOBAL GIVING TUESDAY MOVEMENT! 



Westville Community Nursery: Dedicated to Maintaining and Enhancing Nearly 50 Years of Learn-to-Play and Play-to-Learn Preschool for Families of All Ethnic, Religious and Socio-economic Backgrounds.

Westville Community Nursery School (WCNS) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide-and an initiative recognized and supported by New Haven Mayor Tony Harp. The WCNS #GivingTuesday campaign asks student and alumni families, the greater New Haven community, and generous friends across the state and country to consider donating-in any amount-to our non-profit, non-sectarian school. Specifically, the WCNS #GivingTuesday campaign is geared toward generating community financial support for:

· Maintaining and enhancing our "learning through play" program, which is accredited by the National Associating for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
· Complementing the school's funding of School Readiness tuition to make School Readiness classroom seats as affordable as possible to a families of all socio-economic backgrounds.
· Continuous development of our school's "emergent curriculum," whereby children's ideas and interests are the primary guide for our curriculum planning.
· Maintaining WCNS as a learning institution for aspiring educators through practicums and other opportunities.
· Covering the costs of our recent relocation and our constant efforts to improve our indoor and outdoor facilities.

Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support. "For nearly fifty years WCNS has been serving the Greater New Haven area's young children by providing a developmentally appropriate curriculum that enhances self-esteem, promotes problem-solving skills, and fosters growth," said Keith Wallman, member of the WCNS Board of Directors. "We'd love community support on GivingTuesday to continue and enhance what we offer to families of all backgrounds."

For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday). Please consider donating to this wonderful Westville business. 

To learn more about WCNS, please visit:
Website: http://www.wcnsplay2learn.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WCNSinc/
Saturday, November 18, 7:00pm

BEAUX ARTS POETRY@LYRIC HALL

Alotronic Records and Red Cove Studios Present: Featured Poets: Elizabeth Thomas, Rebel Poet, Chad Browne-Springer, Zulynette Morales 

$10 adult at door - $6 student with valid ID $7 pre-sale email alontronicrecords@gmail.com
requesting tickets along with your name and phone number - you will receive a confirmation text message and your name will be on the entry list - you can pay discounted price at the door.

Lyric Hall, 827 Whalley Avenue, (203) 389-8885
Saturday, November 18,  4:00pm-6:00pm

SUNNY TRAIN KIDS CONCERT 
Join us for a FREE kids concert in the gallery! Sunny Train performs a unique blend of traditional and original music that integrates yoga and creative movement. Enjoyable for all ages! More about Sunny Train (www.sunnytrain.com): Anastasia "LaLa" and Christopher "ChiChi" Jankowski are professional musicians, composers, actors, playwrights and educators who perform, teach and create together. This husband and wife duo, both Music Together and Child Light Yoga trained, are the co-creators and artistic directors of Sunny Train Music in Locomotion.

Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue
Saturday, November 18, 2:00pm 

A GLANCE AT THE WORLD THROUGH FILM: COMING HOME (2015) @MITCHELL

In Chinese with English subtitles, 111minutes

A historical drama set during the Cultural Revolution. A prison detainee finally returns home to discover his wife no longer recognizes him.

Mitchell Branch Library 37 Harrison Street, (203) 946-8117
Sunday, November 19, 5:00-7:00pm

SWEET RELEASE GATHERING @LOTTA 

Its been over 10 years since Hanifa recorded a collection of songs. Please come celebrate with her at the Sweet Release Gathering! Come for the official release party and opening ceremony of Mantras For The Revolution. Sing.Release.Repeat.

$10 - POTLUCK - BYOB 

Lotta Studio, 911 Whalley Avenue 
UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, November 24, 8:00pm
SADISTIK / NACHO PICASSO / RAFAEL VIGILANTICS / UPGRADE / CESCI- Click HERE for more info. Lyric Hall, 827 Whalley Avenue, (203) 389-8885

Wednesday, November 29, 7:00pm
PECHA KUCHA #31.1 @LOTTA STUDIO-  Click HERE for more info. Lotta Studio, 911 Whalley Avenue

Saturday, December 2, 10:30am
SOLAR WOKSHOP- Click HERE for more info. Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison Street, (203) 946-8117

Saturday, December 9, 12:00pm to 8:00pm
ANTI MALL : SHOP SMALL HOLIDAY MARKET- Click HERE for more info. Lotta Studio/The Range 911 Whalley Avenue

Saturday, December 9, 1:00pm-7:00pm 
FLAIR FAIR : HOLIDAY BAZAAR- Click HERE for more info.  Lyric Hall 827 Whalley Avenue

Saturday, December 9, 10:00am 
HOLIDAY CRAFTS WORKSHOP- Click HERE for more info. Chapel Haven 1040 Whalley Ave

Saturday, December 9, 2:00pm 
SWEET BEAN (2017)- Click HERE for more info. Mitchell Branch Library 37 Harrison Street, (203) 946-8117

January 6
JOHN KEEFER AND KURT STEGER @FRED GIAMPIETRO OPENING-Click HERE and HERE for more info. Fred Giampietro Gallery, 1064 Chapel Street.

FOR A FULL CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS, VISIT 
 

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