This Week in Westville : 
Farm And Garden Institute @Common Ground, Snail Market Launch, New Work @Lotta, Zen Con Son Opening @DaSilva, Sunny Train @KLG,  Market!

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November Programs
MITCHELL LIBRARY  
Mitchell Library
Click HERE for Event Calendar
 
Check HERE for updated weekly events.

Monday, November 19, 4:00pm
Author Visit: Genese Clark
Local children's author will read from her new picture book Suddenly I Found It. All ages welcome!

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
Whimsies and Wishes

Take a walk down Memory Lane at 
Whimsies and Wishes!  With an extensive collection of vintage jewelry along with an eclectic blend of old and new gifts, you'll surely find something for yourself and everyone else on your gift-giving list this holiday season!


Whimsies and Wishes, 865 Whalley Avenue
Barnard Nature Center
NOVEMBER EVENTS

Click  HERE  to see full calendar  
Barnard Center, 200 Derby Avenue
Vintanthromodern

Vintanthro's expertly curated vintage, modern and small batch handmade goods can be found at 895 Whalley Avenue in Westville, New Haven, CT. 

 Monday + Tuesday + Wednesday - CLOSED Thursday - Friday 12-5 Saturday/Sunday 10-5 www.vintanthromodernvintage.com

Vintanthromodern, 895 Whalley Avenue  
Through November 18
HANK PAPER AND EDITH BORAX-MORRISON @KLG

Kehler Liddell Gallery  (KLG) presents two concurrent solo shows: Surprise Encounters in America and Eastern Europe, by Hank Paper, and Cellebration, by Edith Borax-Morrison. Complete info  HERE.

Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue 
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
Zumbini Class @The JCC

Click HERE to see full flyer.
NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

WESTVILLE FIGHTS CRIME WITH IDEAS
November 8, 2018, The New Haven Independent, by Markeshia Ricks- "Westville neighbors went looking for solutions to a recent uptick in crime in the neighborhood. They found them by picking each other's brains instead of their pockets.More than 50 neighbors gathered to do that at a community meeting held Wednesday night at Edgewood School.Ideas included having a citizens' patrol much like those credited with helping clean up parts of the Edgewood neighborhood back in the day; bringing back the neighborhood soups; and turning on porch lights.All ideas were welcomed even if they made people uncomfortable.The meeting was organized by neighbor Jonathan Gordon and Ward 25 Alder Adam Marchand as a way to respond proactively to a wave of crimes that have alarmed both Westville newcomers and lifers alike..." Click HERE to comment and read full article.

DONATE TO DIGNITY KITCHEN ORGANIZED BY WESTVILLE 
MUSICIANS
 "Dignity Music is in its fourth year of bringing live classical music to New Haven area soup kitchens. Exposure to live music is certainly not an essential, but it can help to lift moods and minds and remind people going through a tough time of when they played, what they played and how much they enjoyed doing it. Dignity Music is a project designed to uplift the heart.The first year of Dignity Music I presented eight concerts for the homeless and marginally-homed population of New Haven at the St. Thomas Moore Soup Kitchen, Stepping Stone Transitional Housing program, Fellowship Place and the New Haven Free Public Library..." Click HERE to donate and read more about the project.
Saturday, November 10, 9:00am-3:00pm

FALL FARM AND GARDEN INSTITUTE @COMMON GROUND

Learn how to grow vegetables late into the season, dig into the ins and outs of composting with Peels on Wheels' Domingo Medina, brew your own spicy fire cider to ward away cold and flu, learn about best practices for Fall Farm & Garden maintenance, create an herbal tincture with Herbalist & Educator Sarah Hurwitz, or hone your skills for working in the garden with students with our Nature Year Teacher & Bee Keeper Tim Dutcher at the second FAll Farm and Garden Institute.

Your children (ages 5-12) can enroll in their own workshops, learning about invasive plant species, cooking popcorn over the campfire, and exploring how bees get ready for the winter. Younger children can accompany their parents for their workshops.

You can choose to attend a half day or a full day and a healthy harvest lunch made from produce from our Farm is included with either option. 
Check out the registration HERE for all the options  and if you are part of a partner school or have a financial need. 

Common Ground, 358 Springside Avenue, (203) 389-4333
Saturday, November 10, 12:00-5:00pm

SNAIL MARKET LAUNCH FOR SECOND SATURDAYS @WEST RIVER ARTS

Join Martha Savage, Molly Gambardella and Joanne Wilcox as we kick off our affordable (no more than $50) fine arts retail venture. RSVP HERE

Lotta Studio, 911 Whalley Avenue
Saturday, November 10, 5:00-7:00pm

NEW WORKS ON PAPER BY NOE JIMENEZ @LOTTA STUDIO

"Works on Paper" by NoƩ Jimenez is a series of assembled works on paper, begun in 2018.

The three new paintings in the exhibition are woven and collaged cut paper surfaces that create a net on which the imagery is both illuminated and obscured.

RSVP

Lotta Studio, 911 Whalley Avenue
Saturday,  November 10, 6:00-8:00pm

ZEN CON SON BY MIGUEL TRELLES @DASILVA GALLERY

From November 10th to December 1st, Miguel Trelles will be displaying his paintings. The reception will be November 10th from 6-8.

Rather than pursuing radical innovations, Miguel Trelles favors revolutionary archaism in his new Zen con Son series of works.  Personally meaningful references from Chinese dynastic painting as well as an increasing number of pre-Columbian motifs are "telescoped" into colorful new compositions.  By delving into the Pre-Columbian heritage while respectfully approaching Chinese sources via the chino-latino aesthetic this recent series broadens our contemporary sensibility and continues Trelles exploration of a Pan-American suma.

Miguel Trelles is a visual artist who divides his time between New Haven and New York City. Trelles' chino-latino painting series derives inspiration from classic Chinese painting along with Pre-Columbian and Latin American imagery.

An adjunct professor at various colleges in and out of New York, Trelles has also taught at Southern Connecticut State University.  He holds a B.A. in Art History and Studio Art at Brown University and an M.F.A. (1995) from Hunter College.

The work of Miguel Trelles has been exhibited in Rio de Janeiro, Lima, San Juan, Santo Domingo, Havana, Tegucigalpa, Buenos Aires, and Paris, among others. Trelles' paintings have been acquired by several permanent collections such as those in El Museo del Barrio and Deutsche Bank in New York, the Fundacion Gabarron in Valladolid, El Museo de Arte de Ponce and the Institue of Puerto Rican Culture in Puerto Rico.

DaSilva Gallery, 897-899 Whalley Avenue
Sunday, November 11, 10:30am

SUNNY TRAIN @KEHLER LIDDELL GALLERY

Sunny Train is back at the Kehler Liddell Gallery with the full band! Sunny Train performs a unique blend of traditional and original music that integrates yoga and creative movement. Free and open to the public. All ages welcome. See you there!

ABOUT SUNNY TRAIN: 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. Performance venues include: Day out with Thomas, Foxwoods Kids Week, Misquamicut Spring & Fall Fest, Peace Love & Music Together, and beloved family events near and far. They are teaching artists in CT at The Madison School for Young Children, North End Arts Rising, Green Street Arts, Oddfellows Playhouse, Clinton Child Care Services, Music Together of the River Valley and more. More info @ www.sunnytrain.com 

This program is sponsored by ArtEcon Initiative and made possible with support from The NewAlliance Foundation, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue
Sunday, November 11, 10:00am-1:00pm
 
CITYSEED EDGEWOOD FARMERS MARKET

 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 CLICK HERE or go to their website HERE

Edgewood Park, Whalley Avenue and West Rock Avenue
Through January

CARYN AZOFF EXHIBIT UNTITLED WORKS ON PAPER @PUREST FLOAT
"untitled, works on paper" is by Caryn Azoff, a New Haven based artist and curated by Designs by Katy Rosenthal. The exhibition will remain up through January, 2019.

PurREST Float, 212 Crown Street
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Friday, November 16, 6:00pm 
THE NEW HAVENER LAUNCH- Click HERE for more info. Lyric Hall, 827 Whalley Avenue

Saturday, Nov. 17, and Dec. 15, 2:00PM
GLANCE AT THE WORLD THROUGH FILM @MITCHELL LIBRARY- Click  HERE for more info.  Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison Street, (203) 946-8117

Saturday, November 17, 7:00pm
ECDC: TINY SHORTS- Click  HERE for more info. 
Lyric Hall Theater, 827  Whalley Avenue

Saturday, November 24, 9:00am-9:00pm
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY- Click HERE for more info. Westville Village

Saturday, November 24, 8:00pm
WE ARE THE HEROES BALL @LYRIC HALL- Click HERE for more info. Lyric Hall, 827 Whalley Avenue, 827 Whalley Avenue

Wednesday, December 5, 5:00pm
MENORAH LIGHTING- Click HERE for more info.  Blake Street Parking Lot Corner of Blake and Whalley Avenue

Saturday, December 8, 6:00pm
TREE LIGHTING AND HOLIDAY VILLAGE OPEN HOUSE- Click HERE for more info. Westville Village

Saturday December 8, 12:00-8:00pm
THE ANTI MALL SHOP SMALL @LOTTA- Click HERE for more info. Lotta Studio, 911 Whalley Avenue

Monday, December 31, 9:00pm
WVRA PRESENTS: WESTVILLE WINTER FORMAL @LOTTA- Click HERE for more info. Lotta Studio, 911 Whalley Avenue 

FOR A FULL CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS, VISIT

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