This Week in Westville : 
Flair Fair @Lotta Studio, Snail Market/Snail Mail Call For Submissions @West River Arts, Exhibits Continue @DaSilva & KLG, ArtWalk Planning Session!

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March Programs
MITCHELL LIBRARY  
Mitchell Library
Click  HERE  for Event Calendar
 
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
Strange Ways

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

Strange Ways, 910 Whalley Avenue, 
Odeon Boutique

INTRODUCING ODEON'S NEWEST ADDITION: Athletic Wear Update your workout wardrobe at Odeon Boutique! Click IMage above to check out the new selection of Athletic Wear!

Odeon Boutique, 918 Whalley Avenue,
Vintanthromodern

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

Monday + Tuesday + Wednesday - CLOSED Thursday - Friday 12-5 Saturday/Sunday 10-5 


Vintanthromodern, 895 Whalley Avenue 
Registration Open!

Come Play Ball at Walter Pop Smith Little League!  Boys & Girls Ages 4-12. Registration now open!  www.walterpopsmithlittleleague.com
or call Steve at 203-676-3782.
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
Cafe X

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Cafe X, 911 Whalley Avenue
The Well For Women
BOOK A CLASS OR MASSAGE @THE WELL

The Well For Women is now open and scheduling massage sessions. Classes are filling with advance registration, but you are also welcome to drop in. 

Visit  TheWellForWomenCT.com   to browse classes, pricing, or to sign up!  LIKE  them on Facebook to stay up to date.

The Well, 495 Blake Street, (203) 390-5542
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Sessions may include:  Pilates, Kickboxing, Strength Training, Balance, Agility, Flexibility, Cardio, Yoga, Meditation, Walking, Jogging and Wellness or Nutrition Coaching 

Benefits May Include:  Drop 6-20lbs of body fat Lose 1 to 2 dress sizes Experience an increase in your strength & endurance Slim your waist by 1 to 3 inches Improve your self-confidence and energy. 

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Active Wellness, 16 Fountain Street, (203) 907-4477
New Haven Youth Soccer
REGISTRATION OPEN!

"promoting and advancing youth soccer in New Haven"  Is accepting new players for the spring season! We offer Recreational, Travel and Middle School leagues for Boys and Girls of all skill levels ages 5-18. Learn more about our programs on our WEBSITE or email: nhysregistrar@gmail.com                         

financial aid is available 
April Programs
BARNARD NATURE CENTER

Click HERE for full April calender.
NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: WEST ROCK STREAM ACADEMY MURAL PROJECT  -West Rock STREAM Academy Interdistrict Magnet School (WRSA), a PreK-Grade 4 New Haven Public School located at 311 Valley Street, New Haven, CT, in partnership with the CT Schoolyards Program of Common Ground, is in the process of revitalizing their outdoor learning spaces to ensure their students have access to meaningful, hands-on learning experiences.  As part of the revitalization process, WRSA invites local artists to submit proposals for a large mural to be installed on the outward facing wall of one of the school buildings visible from Valley Street. The ideal proposal would be for an image or series of beautiful images that read both close up and from a long distance and inspire viewers to think about the potential for peaceful, joyous learning and children leading the stewardship of the natural world. The ideal proposal would also include the students of WRSA in some of the stages of the creation of this mural.  The dimensions of the entire exterior wall are approximately 33' long by 15' high. The panel within that measures about 33 by 8 feet. 

Project Submission & Timeline: Proposals should be submitted by email to suzannah.holsenbeck@commongroundct.org  with the subject line: "WRSA Mural Proposal" no later than May 10th. Proposals should include the artist's resume, contact information, samples of the artist's work, a description and a sketch of the proposed project, and a supply list with prices. Consideration will be given to proposals that include all components listed. The mural should be completed and installed by June 18th. Artist's Honorarium: $1,000.00 (Supplies to be paid for separately by the CT Schoolyards Program).

LOCAL LIT OPEN CALL!
Submissions are currently open for our next event! Send us your pieces by Wednesday, May 1st to be considered for our next event. Guidelines and details can be found on our website locallitatlotta.com.
We look forward to reading your work! 
Join us for an evening of great literature and thoughtful discussion. Bring your friends and fellow writers or readers - the more the merrier! There is a suggested donation of $5-$10, which helps to keep us running; light snacks and refreshments will be provided. If you'd like to be featured at this event or any of our future readings, check out the submission guidelines on our website: locallitatlotta.com.

THREE ARTIST RECONNECT AT KEHLER LIDDELL
April 10, 2019, The New Haven Independent, by Brian Slattery- "One figure reclines on the ground, head thrown back. The other hovers, impossibly, in the air above the first. Their only points of contact are the delicate hands of the one doing the hovering, and their lips, making contact. Julie Fraenkel's  The Visit is playful and poignant, and one of many highlights of   "Re: Connecting," a show at  Kehler Liddell Gallery  in Westville that finds, as the title suggests, works by three artists - Fraenkel, Liz Antle-O'Donnell, and Matthew Garrett - connecting with one another in formal, thematic, and emotional ways.  The show runs through April 21..." Click HERE to comment and read full article.
NEXT ARTWALK PLANNING SESSION
Photo by Johnathon Henninger
Monday, April 15, 7:00pm
Planning Party ARTWALK 22, which will be May 10 +11 this year! The food vendor and artists applications for the 22nd Annual Westville ArtWalk are LIVE! Opportunities for Friday night ($75) and all-day Saturday ($125). Please feel free to reach out with any questions, or come by tonight!

LOTTA STUDIO, 911 Whalley Ave.
Saturday, April 13, 11:00am to 4:00pm

STRANGE WAYS PRESENTS: FLAIR FAIR  @LOTTA STUDIO

Flair Fair is a recurring vendor fair focusing on small pieces of wearable and collectible art. We celebrate the modern resurgence of pins, patches, buttons, and more. The 1 day market features more than 10 independent artists and designers selling affordable, unique items for your wardrobe and home. Pin + patch culture has reached cult-like status, and we're proud to organize an event that bring fans + makers together. Many visitors use it as way to share, collect, trade, and meet-up with some of their favorite makers and fellow fans in the community. Never been to Flair Fair? Come see what it's all about! RSVP

Open to the public. Free entrance.

Lotta Studio, 911 Whalley Avenue
Saturday, April 13, 12:00-5:00pm

SNAIL MAIL MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE CARDS

This upcoming Snail Market has a lot of exciting things going on! We will have handmade artisan goods from $1-$50 by artists Maya Dunn Art, Martha Savage Art & Molly Gambardella! Handmade ceramic mugs, cards, paintings, illustrations, screen printed goodies, lichen sculptures, stickers and so so much more. All under $50, come see what your local artists are up to!

But wait, there's more!

SNAIL MAIL
The Snail Market is also putting out a Call for Art WORLDWIDE! If you're able to attend this event we will be able to answer any questions you have. Martha will also have $5 bags of collage goodies available for creating your piece! There's also this link: https://www.mollygambardella.com/snail-market that will give anyone information if they can't attend the event or want to learn more!
Hope to see you at the Snail Market!

Martha Savage Studio, 909 Whalley Avenue
INTERESTED IN BEING AN ARTWALK 22
T-SHIRT SCREEN PRINT ARTIST?

For the second year at ArtWalk, we are inviting artists to silkscreen creative designs onto blank shirts. We are opening this opportunity to local artists and ask that they submit designs for consideration. THERE ARE ONLY TWO SLOTS LEFT.

Please send no more than three designs to Noe Jimenez (noe.jimenez@westvillect.org). Artists will be selected, and the winners will be announced late April!
First week on June 24

WCNS SUMMER PROGRAM 2019

We are so excited to be offering a summer program again this year at WCNS. Our Summer Program is open to children ages 3 - 6 from the greater New Haven area. You do not need to be a student at WCNS to attend. Join us for relaxed, outdoor fun in a safe and nurturing environment overseen by experienced WCNS teachers. Our summer curriculum focuses on sand & water play, creative art experiences and PLAY! Most of the day will take place outdoors on our playground.

This year summer camp is June 24 - July 26, 2019   8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
You can sign up by week (just one week or more!)
Week 1 - June 24 - June 28     "The Bug Squad"
Week 2 - July 1 - July 5          "Preschool Olympics"     
Week 3 - July 8- July 12         " From Page to Stage " - Mini Theater Camp  
Week 4 - July 15 - July 19       "Teddy Bear Picnic"      
Week 5 - July 22 - July 26       "Ice is Nice"

Cost: is $200.00 per week (except for Week #2 - which is $160.00. No camp on Thurs. July 4th.)  If you wish to enroll your child in the summer program, please call or email director@wcnsplay2learn.org for an application. A deposit of $200.00 along with the application is due by May 1, 2019. Tuition must be paid in full by the first day of the summer program. Children must be 3 years old by the first day of summer camp. We will admit children who have just completed Kindergarten. 

Any questions, please call or email Patty at 203-387-6660.
Through April 21

RE:CONNECTING ARTIST TALK + RECEPTION @KEHLER LIDDELL GALLERY

"Re:connecting," featuring the work of Liz Antle-O'Donnell, Julie Fraenkel and Matthew Garrett.

ABOUT THE SHOW: While meditating on the exhibition's theme, photographer Matthew Garrett states: "For me, Re:connecting is an aspirational concept. A dream - often unrealized - to share space with the people, places, and things that were once a regular part of my life, and are now more loosely bonded."

For more information: www.KehlerLiddellGallery.com

Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue
Through April 16

JONATHAN WILNER
MINDSCAPES: A JOURNEY INTO THE UNCONSCIOUS

DaSilva Gallery will be showing the oil paintings of surrealist painter, Jonathan Wilner.

DaSilva Gallery, 897 Whalley Avenue, DaSilva-Gallery.com
NEW HAVEN LAND TRUST: SCHOONER CAMP IS NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION 

Schooner Summer Camp brings kids to the coastline to explore, learn, grow, get their feet wet and above all else - have fun! Camp is designed to appeal to youth ages 6-14 with leadership and youth development opportunities for teens. We offer both a land-based Shore Program and a sea-based Sailing Program in which campers engage in science-based learning through adventure, exploration, crafts, songs and games. Campers spend their time learning and exploring from Sound School, the Long Wharf Nature Preserve and out on New Haven Harbor. See below for program details.
 
Financial Aid: A generous financial aid program is available, download the application by clicking on the links provided below, or register online and complete the application in conjunction with your camp registration.

For more information and to register click HERE
UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, May 1, 7:30pm
PRODIGIES CONCERTS: CHELSEA GUO, PIANIST AND SOPRANO- Click HERE for more info. Lyric Hall, 827 Whalley Avenue

FOR A FULL CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS, VISIT

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