Friday October 16:
The Middlesex United Way is the sponsor of "Day of Caring 2009: Project Homeless Connect", a day-long event to be held in Chapman Hall at Middlesex Community College, 100 Training Hill Road (8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) described thusly:
On October 16, 2009 Day of Caring will be Project Homeless Connect (PHC), an event that engages individuals who are homeless in one location and connects them with needed services. Individuals will be picked up and transported to Middlesex Community College and have access to services that can include: medical, mental health, dental, housing, food, clothing, legal, financial, and job placement.
The day will also include Mayor Sebastian Giuliano's announcement of the 2010 selection for the "One Book, One Middletown" project. That will take place at 1 p.m. To learn more about the event and about the United Way, go to www.middlesexunitedway.org/site/dayofcaring.php
The Buttonwood Tree welcomes 2 singer-songwriters for an evening of folk-rock music. Guitarist/drummer Katie Pearlman (pictured, photo by Jennifer Mercurio) teams up with Rupert Wates (returning to The Buttonwood for a second time.) Pearlman usually tours with a quartet but also has an acoustic set of her songs and Wates is really coming into his own with his finely crafted tunes and engaging delivery.
For more information, call 347-4957.
"Disfarmer (Everyday Uses for Sight #6: Disfarmer)" comes to the Wesleyan CFA Theater Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. The creation of Dan Hurlin (director, designer), Sally Oswald (text) and Dan Moses Schreier (score), the puppet theater work is inspired by the life of American portrait photographer Mike Disfarmer (1884-1959), who worked (somewhat) anonymously in Heber Springs, Arkansas (a selection of his portraits are currently on display in Zilkha Gallery.) The photographer was a loner, disdained company and community, yet his images of the little Arkansas town's population at the time of World War II are quite affecting. For ticket information, go to www.wesleyan.edu/cfa. To learn more about the photographer, go to www.disfarmer.org/ or www.disfarmer.com/ (2 distinctive sites but both quite informative.)