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Range Days Photo Meet-Up @Vintanthro +@Lotta Studio, Last Chance Call to Artist @KLG, Let's Play! Stories, Songs and Art @KLG, and more!

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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
Active Wellness Holistic fitness
LOVE YOUR BODY AND YOUR RESULTS 

Get Motivated. Feel Strong. Are you ready to exercise regularly, improve your eating habits and increase your energy? Do you need to de-stress and focus on your self-care? Love Your Body & Your Results! 

Includes:  3 / 55 Minute Personal Fitness Training/ Wellness Coaching Sessions a week for 12 weeks Results Focused Weight Loss Meal Plan 

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. 

Limited Time Only!  ActiveWellnessfitness.com

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 
March Programs
BARNARD NATURE CENTER

Click HERE for full March calender.
NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS


A BROKEN UMBRELLA PLAYS INTO ITS FIRST DECADE
March 21, 2019, The Arts Paper, by Lucy Gellman- "First they were college students who just wanted to try something out. Then they were twenty somethings in their first jobs, scattered around the country with a dream of reuniting. Then players in the park, so convincing in their roles the neighborhood kids thought they lived there all year round. Now they don't know exactly where they're going, but they know that it's forward. Ten years in, that's the evolving story for A Broken Umbrella Theatre, the New Haven-based company that devises, produces, and performs original plays inspired by New Haven history ..."Click HERE to comment and read full article.

CHILDRENS SERVICES AGENCY EYES WESTVILLE VILLAGE MOVE
March 18, 2019, The New Haven Indpendent, by Markeshia Ricks- "Artist Lesley Roy's Westville Village studio may also become the future home of the Children's Community Programs of Connecticut. Westville-West Hills neighbors learned that news during the monthly community management team meeting at Mauro-Sheridan School from organization Chief Operating Officer David Abrams. Children's Community Programs provides a number of services that support children and families particularly in the area of foster care, parent education and mentoring. The nonprofit currently has 45 to 50 employees. The agency is under contract with the Lesley Roy studio/gallery to eventually move into some of the space there. Abrams said it will probably be a least a year before the organization can move into the former artist studio and hardware store. The studio is actually three buildings; a major renovation will transform it into usable space to accommodate the many services that the organization provides. Abrams said the purchase is still under negotiation; he hopes to come before the Board of Zoning Appeals this spring for needed relief..." Click HERE to comment and read full article.
NEXT ARTWALK PLANNING SESSION
Photo by Johnathon Henninger
Monday, April 1, 7:00pm
We've begun planning 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.
APPLY BY TODAY FRIDAY, MARCH 22!

OPEN CALL TO ARTIST @KEHLER LIDDELL

20|20...2020...20/20 ...  Kehler Liddell Gallery  invites artists working in all media to share your vision - personal or political, practical or perplexing - offering the acuity of your hindsight or the visionary audacity of your farsightedness. We encourage you to envision this theme as broadly or as narrowly as you wish. All we ask is that you give us more to see.  This exhibition will run from April 25th - May 26th, 2019, a timeframe that includes Westville's Annual ArtWalk (May 10th + 11th). 

FEE: $30 jurying fee.  TO APPLY:  SEND to  THIS EMAIL , w/ subject line JURIED SHOW '19:

Further details  HERE
Saturday, March 23, 1:00-6:00pm

RANGE DAYS MEET UP STARTS @LOTTA

Lotta Studio, 911 Whalley Avenue, (203) 780 8764
Saturday, March 23, 1:00pm

REFLECTION AFTER PITTSBURG @BEKI

Dan Mariaschin, CEO of B'nai B'rith International, will speak about Reflections After Pittsburgh: Anti-Semitism in the U.S. and Worldwide. 

Recognized globally for his depth and breadth of knowledge of issues, Mariaschin chairs global panels and committees, hosts a podcast, and is called upon as an expert source by news organizations. He has written articles on foreign affairs and national security issues for such publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Times and Newsday. 

His talk is at 1:00 pm, following services and the weekly lunch. Sabbath rules will be observed. The community is welcome.

Congregation Beth El - Keser Israel is at 85 Harrison St., at the corner of Whalley Ave.
Sunday, March 24, 10:00-11:00am

LETS PLAY! STORIES SONGS + ART

Join us for our free monthly story hour for all ages! This month, we will learn all about printmaking with artists Liz Antle-O'Donnell (whose work will be on view) and Ana Henriques Flis

Refreshments (including coffee for adults!) will be served. All materials included. Free and open to all. See you there! RSVP.

Kehler Liddell Gallery,  873 Whalley Avenue
Through March

CELEBRATE NATIONAL READING MONTH AND GET 25% OFF PROMO @MEW HAVEN




March is National Reading Month. Complete your daily reading in the cat lounge*, then spread the rest of your hour hanging out with cats!
*Reading aloud to cats is optional

Take 25% off reservations using promo code ilovereading19. Applies to weekday reservations with elementary school students. Book HERE.

Mew Haven Cat Cafe, 904 Whalley Avenue, mewhavencatcafe.com
Save The Date: Thursday, March 28, 6:00pm

SPRING IN BENEFIT DINNER

Spring into Spring into Spring! ... w/ ArtEcon Initiative ... in New Haven's historic Westville Village!

5:30pm-7:30pm: We begin at RAWA Mediterranean Fusion Restaurant (838 Whalley Ave) for a signature spring cocktail and multi-course dinner, featuring sumptious food by former NYC Michelin Star chef, Salam Al-Rawi.

7:30pm-9:30pm: Then spring on over across the street to Kehler Liddell Gallery (873 Whalley Ave) for champagne cocktails and dessert, as well as an art sale, featuring artwork by award-winning CT-based artists, and a spring-in drum circle with Billy Fischer.

Tickets: $85 (single); $150 (pair)

This event is to benefit the community programs of ArtEcon Initiative. Established in 2016, ArtEcon has produced over 100 free, or low cost, arts and community programs in the Westville-West Rock neighborhood of New Haven, CT, reaching more than 4,000 artists, kids, and grown-ups, to date.

Please join us to celebrate ArtEcon's achievements, and help us continue to exceed expectations.

Free parking behind RAWA, Kehler Liddell Gallery (accessible via Tour Avenue), and on the street, as well as a pay lot on Whalley and Blake.

Can't make it? We greatly appreciate any and all support. We stretch every dollar - even a little goes a long way! TICKETS

RAWA, 838 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
UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, March 27, 7:30pm
PRODIGIES CONCERTS: VSEVOLOD ZAVIDOV, PIANIST- Click HERE for more info.  Lyric Hall, 827 Whalley Avenue. 

Sunday, March 31, 3:00-5:00pm
RE:CONNECTING ARTIST TALK+ RECEPTION- Click HERE for more info. Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue

Saturday, April 13, 11:00am to 4:00pm
FLAIR FAIR III- Click HERE for more info. Lotta Studio, 911 Whalley Avenue

Saturday, April 13, 12:00-5:00pm
SNAIL MAIL MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE CARDS- Click HERE for more info. Martha Savage Studio, 909 Whalley Avenue

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

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).