This Week in Westville: 
Artwalk Meeting, Celtic Knots @Mitchell, Business After Hours @Chapel Haven, Second Saturdays @West River, Madame Thalia Vaudeville @Lotta!

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 Early Spring Registration
REDUCED PRICE 2018 SPRING LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL REGISTRATION 

Walter Pop Smith Little League offers baseball instruction, team play and competition for children ages 4-12. 

Cost is $70. If you sign up after April 1, 2018, the cost will be $75.  If you have multiple players, you will automatically get a 10 dollar discount per player at check out!  Click here to register 

For further information, go to walterpopsmithlittleleague.org
or contact President Lynair Walker 203-676-3782
Soccer Sign Up
NEW HAVEN YOUTH SOCCER REGISTRATION

New Haven Youth Soccer (NHYS) Is offering Winter Camps REGISTRATION is Officially Open. 


COST: $60.00 (NO Financial Aid available for this program)  Age Eligibility is: U8: born 1/1/2010 - 12/31/2011 U10: born 1/1/2008 - 12/31/2009 U12-U14: born 1/1/2004 - 12/31/2007 For more information nhysregistrar@gmail.com

Schedule and full details HERE.
March Programs
MITCHELL LIBRARY  
Mitchell Library

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 March 31
THROUGH THE EYES OF THREE  @MITCHELL
Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison Library, (203) 946-8117
Soho Hair Group and Day Spa
MEN'S CLASSIC BARBERING AND GROOMING @SOHO 

We are excited to announce Men's Classic Barbering & Men's Grooming Services Performed in the privacy of our VIP Room by our Master Barber "Brad" "Introductory Offer" take 20% OFF any of the services from our menu below... Ladies don't the men in your life deserve a little special pampering? Why not surprise him with a Gift Certificate to enjoy something exclusive from our men's classic menu of services! Schedule Now

Soho Hair Group & Day Spa, 916 Whalley Avenue, (203) 387-6799, www.sohohair.com
Order your Next Dessert!
CHIP IN A BOTTLE

Small batch confectionery where all items are made in house. Over 100 flavors of chocolates, gelato, and macarons are available. Chip In A Bottle also hosts chocolate creation parties.  Chipinabottle.com

Chip In A Bottle, 837 Whalley Avenue
Strange Ways

STOREFRONT HOURS
Monday * Closed 
Tuesday-Sunday * 10AM-5PM 

Strange Ways, 910 Whalley Avenue, 
ADOPT A TREE WITH URI

The Urban Resources Initiative (URI), the City of New Haven is offering FREE TREES to be planted along the street in front of your home or business. Renters and owners are eligible. Trees beautify the city, improve the air, reduce flooding, help wildlife, and increase property values. Adopting a tree also supports the local workforce. All you have to do is water your tree with 25 gallons per week and watch it grow!

To make a request, call URI at 203-432-6189, email uri@yale.edu, or fill out  this online form. You can view a catalog of street trees here, and URI staff will work with you to select a tree that suits your preferences. Each tree and location is reviewed by a certified arborist before planting.
March Programs
BARNARD NATURE CENTER

Click HERE 
for full March  Calendar .

Barnard Nature Center, 200 Derby Avenue, (475) 220-3539
NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

STRANGE WAYS PARTNERS WITH PARAMOUNT
March 7, 2018, The Arts Paper, by Lucy Gellman- "Westville is getting a throwback to the 1990s and early 2000s-and it may become pretty fetch, pretty fast. At least, that's the case at Strange Ways, where owner and founder Alex Dakoulas has started a partnership with Paramount Pictures to produce official patches and pins for cult classics Mean Girls, Clueless, Almost Famous, and Anchorman. Since early February, he's been quietly rolling out the project in his Whalley Avenue shop and on Strange Ways' website, where he does the bulk of his business. By this summer or fall, his goal is to have merchandise from all four titles represented in the shop. The partnership started last summer, when Paramount reached out to Dakoulas with a proposal..." Click HERE to comment and read full article.
OPEN CALLS FOR ARTIST
 
CALL TO ARTIST @KLG
"What is the point of making beautiful things, or of cherishing the beauty of the past, when ugliness runs rampant?" asks Alex Ross in the 2017 New Yorker magazine article "Making Art in a Time of Rage." Ross later references a London gallery that, in the midst of World War II, prefaced the exhibition catalogue for Jacob Epstein's flower paintings with a quote from  Shakespeare:  "How with this rage will beauty hold a plea?..."  Click HERE for full details and to submit. Deadline: March 25
SAVE THE DATE!
ARTWALK 21 FRIDAY, MAY 11  + SATURDAY, MAY 12

We're Looking forward to Artwalk 21! Our vendor applications are now up, click links below:

Artist, Artisans and Crafters Application HERE
Food Vendors Application HERE
Thursday, March 8, 7:00pm

ARTWALK 21 PLANNING MEETING

Please join us at Lotta Studio tonight for an Artwalk planning meeting. We wanna hear all of your creative ideas, and there are many existing projects to get involved with!

Lotta Studio, 911 Whalley Avenue
Thursdays, March 8, 15, 22, 29, 4:00pm

LEARN TO DRAW CELTIC KNOTS

Learn to Draw Celtic Knots Thursdays at 4:00pm March 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th. 

Drawing intricate Celtic designs is easier than you think! Each week in March the instructor will demonstrate the technique for a differ-ent pattern, using simple step-by-step instructions. Come to one lesson or all four! For adults and teens.

Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison Street, (203) 946-8117
Thursday, March 8, 5:30-7:30pm

CHAPEL HAVEN BUSINESS AFTER HOURS

Join us for GNHCC's March Business After Hours! Join Chapel Haven and The S/L/A/M Collaborative for Business After Hours in Chapel Haven's newly completed Welcome Center. 

Beer by New England Brewing, appetizers provided by Chapel Haven's café. Chapel Haven is underway with its most significant campus expansion in the agency's 45-year history. Along with the Welcome Center, the S/L/A/M Collaborative has designed and construction is underway on a new 32,500-SF REACH residential and classroom campus to house Chapel Haven's REACH program, which for 45 years has helped adults with cognitive and social disabilities learn to live independently. 

In Phase 2, expected in the fall of 2018, Chapel Haven will break ground on a new, four-story residential community designed for older adults. Along with apartments, clinical space and community services, this addition will be universal in design and layout, and will be inter-generational, where adults with disabilities can flourish into their senior years in a vibrant and non-institutional setting. Join us for networking,tours and fun...

Please Register HERE

Chapel Haven 1040 Whalley Ave New Haven, CT 06515
Saturday, March 10, 12:00-5:00pm

SECOND SATURDAYS OPEN STUDIOS


West River Arts, 911 Whalley Avenue
Saturday, March 10, 12:00-5:00pm

KATE STEPHEN JEWLRY SALE

Come shake off the winter doldrums and enjoy an afternoon with Kate Stephen Jewelry and the rest of the artists at West River Arts! We will have our studios open to the public and the good vibes will be flowing! 

KSJ will be holding a buy one piece of jewelry, get the second half off - for the duration of the afternoon!! This sale includes brand new pieces! RSVP

West River Arts, 909 Whalley Avenue
Saturday, March 10,  10:30pm

MADAME THALIA'S VAUDEVILLE REVUE @LOTTA STUDIO

Madame Thalia is going for a walk about this year, so join us at our first stop with a hootenanny at Lotta Studio! Burlesque Performer Vivienne LaFlamme will be joining us for a trip back to the 1930s! Gretchen Frazier, Sarah LeMieux, and Adam Matlock will constitute this shows musical backbone, with vocalists Marvin Pittman and Zohra Rawling adding their own unique flair on this eras cultural and economic experience. Puppeteer Anatar Marmol-Gagné joins us once again, and rounding out this show are the amusing anecdotes that pepper every Madame Thalia performance. 

Join us in the 1930s where there may not be a chicken in every pot, but there are a great many delicious choices at Lotta Studios coffee bar. As always, dress for the times if you are so inclined! Whether that be dressing to the nines full of Hollywood Glamour or trying out your brand-new flour sack dress pattern. We want to see it all! 

Show begins at 5:30pm Run Time: Approximately 1 1/2 hour.

Lotta Studio, 911 Whalley Avenue
Through March 18

OPENING RECEPTION THE RISE AND FAIL OF THE N WORD: IMPLICIT BIAS AND THE N WORD LIVING IN OUR SUBCONSCIOUS

The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund presents: "The Rise and Fail of the N-Word: Implicit Bias and the N-Word Living in our Subconscious," by Rhinold Ponder. This provocative exhibition challenges the lack of a common language in our efforts to understand and communicate across perspectives about racism, and seeks to engage viewers in an emotional and often redemptive dialogue. 

Thursday, March 15th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
PERFORMANCE & DISCUSSION HOSTED BY LITERARY HAPPY HOUR: Literary Happy Hour is a radically inclusive rea ding and performance series featuring diverse New Haven writers curated and hosted by Hanifa Nayo Washington. 

Saturday, March 17th, 6:00pm-9:00pm
EXHIBITION CONCLUSION/ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Open to all those who have visited the exhibition. Moderated by Enroue Halfkenny.

All related events are free and open to the public, though reservations are required. Please visit www.wcgmf.org for more information and to make your free reservations. NOTICE: Please be aware this exhibition contains sensitive material. Parental discretion is advised for guests under 18 years of age.


Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue 
Returns Monday, March 19, 5:30pm

TRAP YOGA IN MARCH!

Mark your calendars!
Trap Yoga returns Monday, March 19, at 5:30pm.

Trap Yoga instructor Thema Graves will be offering a special Saturday class on March 24th at 12pm....see you on the mat Alisas House Of Salsa!

Alisa's House of Salsa, 912 Whalley Avenue, (203) 562-5472
UPCOMING EVENTS    

Friday March 16 + Saturday, March 17, 8:00pm
ANDY MORGAN PRESENTS THE WOMAN WHO SAW ALL- Click HERE for more info. Lyric Hall, 827 Whalley Ave, (203) 389-8885

Sunday, March 18, 5:00-7:00pm
LIBERATION SINGING- Click HERE for more information. Lotta Studio, 911 Whalley Avenue.

Friday, March 23, 7:00pm + 9:00pm
NOT YOUR AVERAGE GIRL- Click HERE for more info. Lyric Hall, 827 Whalley Avenue, (203) 389-8885

Saturday, March 24, 2:00-4:00pm
DAVID CHORNEY: LET IT FLOW- Click  HERE for more info.  300 George Street

Saturday, March 24, 2:00pm
GOODBYE SOLO- Click HERE for more information. Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison Street.

Sunday, March 25, 1:00pm
PAINTING CLASS WITH CHRIS FERGUSON- Click  HERE for more info.  Lotta Studio, 911 Whalley Avenue

FOR A FULL CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS, VISIT 
 

Go to westvilleCT.org for more information about Westville businesses and the broader neighborhood, or to learn about, join or volunteer for the Westville Village Renaissance Alliance (WVRA).