This Week in Westville: 
Drozdoff Concert + Coopers Great Escape @Lyric, Community Conversation + Let's Play! @Kehler Liddell, and Cityseed's Edgewood Farmers Market!

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May Programs
MITCHELL LIBRARY  
Mitchell Library
Click HERE for full May calendar.
 
Monday, May 20, 4:00pm
Apply to Job Corps- FLYER

Monday, June 4, 6:00pm 
LADYBUG RELEASE PARTY- FLYER

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
Authentic Beauty Salon & Spa.
FACIAL/MAKEOVER DEALS! 

Authentic Beauty Salon and Spa, 902 Whalley Avenue, (203) 387,7303
Odeon


Odeon, 912 Whalley Avenue, (203)389-8704, OdeonBoutique.com
SOHO Hair Group and Day Spa

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SOHO Hair Group and Day Spa, 916 Whalley Avenue, Sohohair.com
Through May
SUSAN MCCASLIN 
WALL/PAPER II
Exhibits on view noon to 5 pm Monday through Friday and from 1 to 5 pm on Saturday when classes are in session. www.susanmccaslin.com

Schumacher Gallery at Westover School in Middlebury CT
Strange Ways

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

Strange Ways, 910 Whalley Avenue, 
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
Through May 27
GROUP SHOW @KEHLER LIDDELL GALLERY

Kehler Liddell Gallery (KLG) presents the 2nd annual juried show,  April 26th - May 27th, 2018 "What is the point of making beautiful things, or of cherishing the beauty of the past, when ugliness runs rampant?"

Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue
Barnard Nature Center

Full Schedule of Nature Programs in May click

Barnard Nature Center, 200 Derby Ave.
NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

ARTWALK COMES OF AGE
May 14, 2018, The New Haven Independent, by David Sepulveda- A second New Haven "Goatville neighborhood" was opened Saturday in Edgewood Park during Westville's 21st annual Artwalk festival. But this "neighborhood,"  a wooded and overgrown corner of the park, has real, live goats that will be performing special community service for several years to come. The introduction Saturday of a small herd of dairy goats, dispatched by Friends of Edgewood Park, the Greater New Haven Green Fund and Green Goats to help eliminate invasive plant species like Japanese knotweed and poison ivy, was one of the attractions featured during a busy festival weekend that seemed to shrug off meteorological threats of heavy rain. The weather brought out throngs of festivalgoers for Friday's sunny opener, but also respectable numbers of visitors during Saturday's festival, marked by intermittent rain and overcast skies..." Click HERE to comment and read full article.
May 16, 2018, The New Haven Independent, by Brian Slattery- "A row of red houses, all the same. Beyond that, another row of houses, same as the red houses, but white. A third row of houses, same as the first two except in blue. Everything's neat and tidy, in primary colors. Safe behind a stockade of popsicle sticks. The wall looks solid. But one stiff  breath, and you might be able to blow it down.  The piece - titled  The New American Dream  - lies at the heart of "Walls," an exhibit of artwork by  Liz Antle-O'Donnell  that deals with gated communities, in which millions of Americans currently live. Through the details of Antle-O'Donnell's work, the exhibit, on view now through July 6 in the Ives branch of the New Haven Free Public Library on Elm Street, proves itself adept both at encapsulating the criticisms of gated communities and at playfully moving past those criticisms to ask why people choose to live in them in the first place - and whether they're getting what they expect..." Click HERE to comment and read full article.
 
GOATSCAPING TAKES ON EDGEWOOD PARK
May 14, 2018, The Arts Paper, AdiaSakura-Lemessy- "It's not the new chain-link fence that stands out in Edgewood Park, but the unmistakable smell of a farm-and the five furry, plant-chomping visitors who are bringing it in as they beautify the area. Those visitors are goats, brought into the park to munch their way through recent overgrowth. On Saturday, the first group-Cinnamon, Brooklyn, Sunday, Casanova and Iris-arrived for their inaugural graze. For the next two years, five of them will be spending their summers in a two-and-a-half acre enclosure in the park, eating invasive plants and fertilizing the soil. To avoid escape, they are closed in by a fence that went in earlier this month..." Click HERE to comment and read full article.

EXHIBITION "NEW HAVEN PHOTOGRAPHS" CONTINUES ONLINE 
"We joined Daniel in his home this past weekend to show a collection of photographs documenting New Haven, CT. With unique perspectives and views of the city, Daniel's show "New Haven Photographs" takes over Lunch Money Print with our first ever online exhibition, and will be featured through the end of July. Over the course of this online exhibition, we will continue to work with Daniel by curating a book from the photographs, divide the collection of more than 100 photographs into unique series, as well as find additional space for a book launch, and closing reception. We invite you to visit our first ever online exhibition, and get to know Daniel Eugene, and his artwork. - click here - to attend "New Haven Photographs" in our online gallery space."

NEED A WHIMSY? MAKE A WISH
May 11, 2018, The New Haven Independent, by Markeshia Ricks- "Lorri Cavaliere had one wish - to own a store that sells the kinds of antiques and collectibles she has found at estate sales for 20 years.  That wish came true when her husband handed her the keys to 865 Whalley Ave. On Friday, Cavaliere will open her doors as one of the newest businesses in the village, Whimsies and Wishes, just in time for one of Westville's signature events, ArtWalk weekend. How did that wish come to be fulfilled? Cavaliere imparted this tale: One night she was tired from a real estate sale and a bit irritated that her husband insisted they go out to dinner..." Click HERE to comment and read full article.
Thursday, May 17, 7:30pm

DROZDOFF SOCIETY PRESENTS MARK STEVEN DOSS

The Drozdoff Society presents: Mark Steven Doss An evening of arias and songs with Vyacheslav Gryaznov, pianist May 17, 2018

Doors: 6.30 pm
Show: 7.30 pm
Tickets: Call (347) 224-7577

ABOUT MARK S. DOSS: Mark S. Doss ( www.marksdoss.com) is a celebrated bass-baritone whose accomplishments include a Grammy Award for his work on the recording of Semele (Handel), and numerous engagements with the famous Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. Mr. Doss began his musical studies to aid in his ambitions to become a Catholic priest, but instead found opera to be his true calling. He has since emerged as one of the opera world's leading singers, performing nearly 100 stage roles to date with more than 60 major opera companies around the globe. 

Lyric Hall, 827 Whalley Avenue, (203) 389-8885
Friday, May 18, 6:00pm

COOPER'S GREAT ESCAPE FOR GREAT CIRCUS @LYRIC 

 A puppet performance by Sara Hope Hill. Musical performances by Davey Tanner, Bunny Boy, Shiny Egg Productions,

Free Admission This production is our first performance in the new Front Room Bar.

Lyric Hall, 827 Whalley Avenue, (203) 389-8885
Thursday and Sunday

TWO EVENTS THIS WEEK @KLG

Thursday, May 17, 6:00-9:00pm
COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: BEAUTY AND LOVE AS RESISTANCE 
How can we as communities and individuals stay connected to love, beauty, liberation, and freedom in times of suffering, rage, and despair? Is it possible to connect with these values and experiences even as our eyes are open to the unpleasant realities around us? Enroue Halfkenny, LCSW, of Healing and Liberation Counseling, will facilitate discussion centered around such questions, inspired by the KLG's current exhibition: "How with this Rage shall Beauty hold a Plea?" (Shakespeare). The event is free and open to all, but RSVP's are greatly appreciated, CLICK HERE


Sunday, May 20, 10:00am
LET'S PLAY! SPECIAL EDITION WITH GOATS!
@Edgewood Park, meet at the tennis courts
Join us for a special edition of our free monthly story time event with the goats at Edgewood Park! Friends of Edgewood Park (FOEP) arranged for goats to come to Edgewood Park to eat the invasive plant species. We will learn all about goats and FOEP's project from an expert, as well as read a goat-related book, and create some goat-inspired artworks with Jaime Kane! Meet at the tennis courts. Free and fun for all ages. ** In case of inclement weather, check this event page, and/or  www.arteconinitiative.org  

Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue
Sunday, May 20, 10:00am-1:00pm

CITYSEED EDGEWOOD PARK FARMERS MARKET OPENING DAY THIS SUNDAY!

Edgewood Park Farmers Market, Sundays, 10am-1pm at the corner of Whalley & West Rock Aves. Check out who & what you can find at the market:

Produce: Four Root Farm* - flowers, pea shoots, spinach, cilantro plants Riverbank Farm* - onions, soups, salads, hummus, pestos Simon's Greenhouses - herbs and other greenhouse grown produce *organic

Meat/Dairy: Four Mile River Farm - steaks, burgers, sausages, ground meat Sankow's Beaver Brook Farm - meats, wool items, cheese, spreads,

Baked Goods: SoNo Baking Company & Café - pastry treats Specialty Products: Katey's Kitchen - paleo/gluten free granola Live Music by Frank Critelli



Edgewood Park, Whalley Avenue and West Rock Avenue
UPCOMING EVENTS    

Friday, May 25, 8:00pm 
ANDY MORGAN PRESENTS THE WOMAN WHO SAW ALL- Click HERE for more info. Lyric Hall, 827 Whalley Avenue, (203) 389-8885

Saturday, May 26, 7:00pm
NOT YOUR AVERAGE-WOMENS COMEDY SHOW- Click HERE for more info. Lyric Hall, 827 Whalley avenue, (203) 389-8885

Sunday, May 27, 4:00pm to 6:00pm 
TESTIMONIALS: FILM SCREENING- Click HERE for more info. Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue

Monday, June 4, 6:00pm 
LADYBUG RELEASE PARTY @MITCHELL- Click HERE for more info.
Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison Street, (203) 946-8117

Tuesday, June 5, 7:00pm
LOCAL LIT READING @LOTTA- Click HERE for more info. Lotta Studio, 911 Whalley Avenue.

FOR A FULL CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS, VISIT 
 

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