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Turning trash into fashion as art

April 22, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The annual event where fashion meets art meets the joys of being kind to the environment returns this Saturday at Hartford City Hall. Trashion Fashion is about demonstrating creative use of trash to keep it out of the landfills. Using clean trash, designers and artists create garments that they then…

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Musical ‘Matilda’ powers into Hartford

April 22, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The title character of the stage musical, “Matilda,” based on the Roald Dahl novel, discovers she has a super power. The young child has the gift of telekinesis. “That’s a lot of responsibility,” said Danny Tieger, one of the actors on the national tour coming to The Bushnell starting next…

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Road race set for June 11 in Kensington

April 20, 2016
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The Kensington Congregational Church’s first Lobster Loop 5K will be held on Saturday, June 11. This race will start at 8:30 am. It will start and finish at Kensington Congregational Church, 312 Percival Avenue, Kensington, Connecticut. After, the annual Festival on the Hill, featuring Lobster rolls and strawberry shortcake and other food, and live entertainment…

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St. Paul hopes to add sparkle to ‘Rags’

April 20, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR As the story goes, when the musical “Rags” opened in 1986 on Broadway, its arrival and departure was swift. The show lasted all of four performances after a dozen and half  previews in this incarnation. The show, with compositions by Charles Strouse (“Annie”), lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (“Wicked”), and book…

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Music listings, starting April 22

April 20, 2016
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SATURDAY, APRIL 23 OTHER ‘PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION.’ 8 p.m. Waterbury Symphony. NVCC, 57 Chase Parkway, Waterbury. $40. BRISTOL THE CHAPARRALS. 7 to 11 p.m. Country rock and music from the 1950s and 1960s. St. Gregory Parish Bristol, CCD Center, 1043 Stafford Ave., Bristol. BYOB and bring your own snacks. Set-ups provided. Selection of sodas…

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Dining listings, starting April 22

April 20, 2016
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SATURDAY, APRIL 23 OTHER CONNECTICUT BLIND BEER AWARDS. 1 p.m. All you can eat buffet at 4 p.m.  Beer drinkers will vote for what they like best based solely on the beer. Blind Rhino, 15 North Main St., Norwalk. $25. WelcomeCT.com SUNDAY, APRIL 24 BRISTOL SPRING BREAKOUT BREAKFAST. Held by American Legion Post 2 Riders.…

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Health listings, starting April 22

April 20, 2016
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FRIDAY, APRIL 22 SOUTHINGTON KEYS TO CHRONIC DISEASE SELF-MANAGEMENT. 10 to 11 a.m. Informational introduction for six week program those who face such difficulties and their caregivers. Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial campus, 81 Meriden Ave., conference room A, Southington. Register. 1-877-4AGING1. TUESDAY, APRIL 26 BRISTOL DISCIPLINING YOUR SCHOOL-AGE CHILD. 6 to 8 p.m.…

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Miscellaneous listings, starting April 22

April 20, 2016
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FRIDAY, APRIL 22 OTHER SPRING SET BACK CARD TOURNAMENT. Held by the Ladies Guild of St. Pius X Church. Register, 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m., tournament begins. St. Pius X Church, 525 Woodtick Rd., Wolcott. $15 each for ages 16 to adult and include snacks and soda during play, the chance to win a door prize,…

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Kids listings, starting April 22

April 20, 2016
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SATURDAY, APRIL 23 BRISTOL R.E.A.D. TO THE DOGS. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Children of reading age are invited to come and read to Tails of Joy Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Older readers can practice their reading fluency. Ideal for reluctant readers. One 15-minute session per child. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Spaces limited. Pre-register.…

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Support group listings, starting April 22

April 20, 2016
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ONGOING BRISTOL NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. All family, friends of addicts are welcome to attend. Bristol Baptist Church, 43 School St., Bristol. AL-ANON. Tuesdays at 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Fridays at 7:30 to 9 p.m.…

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