This Week in Westville:
Puppet Making Workshops @Ranger Station, Exhibitions Open @KLG, A Glance At the World Through Film: Motorcycle Diaries @Michell Library, Edgewood Park Farmers Market!

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October Programs
MITCHELL LIBRARY  
Mitchell Library
Calendar of events for October HERE

Saturday, October 19, 10:00am-2:00pm
Free Community Eye Screening For Children and Make and Take Crafts 
Kidsight is part of a nationwide initiative of Lions Club International to help parents, childcare providers, and educators find and treat childrens vision problems. Starting as early as 6 months of age, children should have their vision checked. Vision screening is performed by Lions Club volunteers using the Welch Allyn Spot auto-refraction device which can help to detect vision issues in all age groups from infants to teenagers. Parents are proivided with a printout of eye screening results. more information can be found here: lionsclub.org

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
Vintanthromodern

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

CLOSED Monday - Tuesday-Thursday 12-5 - Friday 12-7- Saturday/Sunday 10-5 


Vintanthromodern, 895 Whalley Avenue 
Cafe X

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Cafe X, 911 Whalley Avenue
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. Like them on Facebook!

 Whimsies and Wishes, 865 Whalley Avenue
Strange Ways

STOREFRONT HOURS
Monday-Thursday 10:00am-6:00pm
Friday +Saturday 10:00am-7:00pm
Sunday 10:00am-5:oopm

FRIDAYS OPEN LATE 10:00AM-7:00PM

Strange Ways, 910 Whalley Avenue, 
 @The Well For Women

The Well For Women, 495 Blake Street, (203) 903-7443
SOHO Hair Group and Day Spa
FALL BACK INTO RELAXATION @SOHO

Soho Hair Group & Day Spa, 916 Whalley Avenue, (203) 387-6799
October Programs
BARNARD NATURE CENTER

Click HERE for a complete October calendar.
NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS


PLANS OK'D FOR WESTVILLE MUSIC BOWL
October 17, The New Haven Independent, by Thomas Breen and Allan Appel- "New Haven's vacant tennis stadium is on track to become an outdoor music and comedy venue now that the team behind the College Street Music Hall has won approval - from both the City Plan Commission and, in a twist on history, Westville neighbors.  Those approvals, one formal, one not, came at two different public meetings Wednesday night, one in the community and one in City Hall.  Premier Facilities LLC President Keith Mahler and local attorney Steve Mednick presented plans at the meetings to convert the tennis stadium next to the Yale Bowl at 45 Yale Ave. into the Westville Music Bowl-a new outdoor concert and comedy venue that will host performances between May and September..." Click  HERE to comment and read full article.

MOLLY GAMBARDELLA BLOOMS INTO FALL
October 11, 2019, The Arts Paper, by Lucy Gellman- "There's no one place to look when you step into  Molly Gambardellas  studio. From the ceiling, a book's innermost secrets have been reworked into a functional chandelier. Soft, huge lichens burst from the white walls, smaller ones winking out like bright stars. Sleek wire sculptures meet riotous, other-worldly canvases. In one, a spaceship shape takes off, neon blue as it leaves the ground and goes on to another universe.  This Narnia has become commonplace for Gambardella, a longtime New Havener who has been bridging art, eco-activism and social justice with a series of huge, bright lichens, sharp and witty pencil sculptures, and border-defying paintings. Now situated at  West River Arts , she is preparing for a fall that includes  City-Wide Open Studios , window installations in downtown New Haven, and her inaugural trip to the American arm of the  Art Basel  festival in Miami Beach, Florida.  "I like to tackle way too many things at the same time," she said on a recent visit to her studio, which overlooks the cacophony of Whalley Avenue. "So that is how this happens..." Click HERE to comment and read full article.
Workshops this weekend!

THE GIANT PUPPET AND PEOPLE MAKING MAYHEM WORKSHOPS & PARADE   

Every October, WVRA hosts a series of family-friendly GIANT Puppet-Making workshops and studio sessions in Westville Village. Participants' creative efforts culminate on the Sunday morning closest to Halloween when we embark on our GIANT Puppet & People-Making-Mayhem Parade!

We will have basic materials including glue, paint, brushes, and paper mache but we recommend you bring any extra cardboard, newspaper, other arts and crafts materials you want to implement in your puppet design. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

 Any questions please email us at wvra@westvillect.org.

WORKSHOP DATES: Saturday and Sundays 10:00am-2:00pm in October at Ranger Station in Edgewood Park  

PARADE DAY: Parade on Sunday, October 27, 11:00am
Meet in Front of Manjares, 838 Whalley Avenue
Saturday, October 19, 2:00pm

A GLANCE AT THE WORLD THROUGH FILM SERIES @MITCHELL

Saturday, October 19, 2:00pm MOTORCYCLE DIARIES (ARGENTINA)
A road trip through South American Patagonia Peru with the young, wandering, medical student Che Guevara and his side kick. An award winning film directed by Walter Salles. (In Spanish with English subtitles)
 
Saturday, November 16, 2:00pm THEEB (Jordan)
In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War 1, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination. First film from Jordan to be nominated for an Academy Award as best foreign film. (IN Arabic with English subtitles)
 
Saturday, December 14, 2:00pm THE LUNCH BOX (India)
A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young house-wife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in a lunchbox. (In Hindi and English)

Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison Street, (203) 946-8117
Sunday, October 20, 4:30pm-6:30pm

DOWSING FOR WATER AND LOST IN THE WOODS @KEHLER LIDDELL GALLERY

Kehler Liddell Gallery presents: Dowsing for Water, by Kate Henderson, and Lost in the Woods, by Roy Money, with an Opening Reception on Sunday, October 20th, 4:30-6:30pm, and Artist Talks on Saturday, November 9th at 5pm.

In her most recent collection of multimedia artworks - Dowsing for Water - Kate Henderson dives into the symbolism of water. The artist notes the themes that run through these works - "finding the source, sacred waters, feminine energies, life force and healing" - all inspired by the element of water, explaining: "Water is a symbol of spiritual journeys, diving deep into the unconscious. It is the source of all life or it can take it all away ... Water is our primal connection with Universal Wisdom."
Simultaneously, Roy Money presents the results of a spiritual journey of his own with Lost in the Woods.The artist states: "Photography is a kind of meditation for me, in which I welcome what is before me in an awareness of our shared space and time. ... Even inanimate objects like rocks have a life that is expressive of the elemental creativity of the cosmos." Created during a recent artist residency at Weir Farm, Money's images, he hopes, will "convey a sense of wholeness in what often seems like a fragmented world."

Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue
Sunday, October 20, 1:00-5:00pm

FALL OPEN HOUSE @THE WELL 


The Well For Women, 495 Blake St., Suite D, (203) 390-5542
20% OFF @WHIMSIES AND WISHES

 Whimsies and Wishes, 865 Whalley Avenue
Sunday, October 20, 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  HERE.

Edgewood Park, Corner of Whalley Avenue and West Rock Avenue
SAVE THE DATE: Monday, November 4, 6:00pm 

AUTHOR VISIT: ABIGAIL SOTTO RAINES COOKING DEMO AND BOOK SIGNING

Abigail Sotto Raines will share her new cookbook:  Rice. Noodles. Yum.: Everyone's Favorite Southeast Asian Dishes.

" Manilla Spoon blogger Raines delivers on her promise of flavorful dishes built around noodles and rice...This is an outstanding assembly of dishes, and a book sure to get  plenty of use." -Publishers Weekly  


Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St, (203) 946-8117
UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, November 9, 11:00am-4:00pm
FLAIR FAIR PIN + PATCH MARKET AND MEETUP- Click HERE for more info. Lotta Studio, 911 Whalley Avenue

Saturday, November 9, 3:00-4:00pm
PASTEL WORKSHOP WITH KATE HENDERSON- Click HERE for more info. Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue

Saturday, November 9, 5:00pm-6:00pm
ARTIST TALKS: ROY MONEY AND KATE HENDERSON- Click HERE for more info. Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue

Sunday, November 10, 10:00am-11:00am
SUNNY TRAIN KIDS CONCERT- Click HERE for more info. Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue

FOR A FULL CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS, VISIT