Tuesday, October 31, 2023

From the NY Times: Do House G.O.P. ‘Whack Jobs’ Have a Point?

Oct. 31, 2023, 5:02 a.m. ET

Mr. Suderman is the features editor at Reason.

Just to bring your attention to Mr. Suderman's opinion in today's NY Times.
It seems Mr. Suderman has a point.  

Friday, October 27, 2023

Raga Club presents Indian classical music by Sunil Gargyan — 4pm Sun Oct 29 at Sri Satyanarayana Temple

 Raga Club of Connecticut presents 
a Concert of South Indian Classical Carnatic Music

Sri. Sunil Gargyan, Vocal
Sri. Vijay Muralidharan, Violin
Sri. V.S. Raghavan, Mridangam

4pm Sunday, October 29, 2023
CVHTS Narayana Auditorium (below Satyanarayana Sanctum)
11 Training Hill Road, Middletown, CT 06457

Dear Middletown friends, we are delighted to present this concert of South Indian classical vocal music. It's our final show of the 2023 season. Please join us to hear these excellent artistes! 

Raga Music concerts - Ticket policy:
* Non-Raga Members - tickets are $25 per person, purchase at the door
* Students - Free admission
* RAGA member and 3 more persons from immediate family (spouse and two additional immediate family members) are allowed free to RAGA concerts. Co-sponsored concerts and special concerts may have different ticketing arrangements.
* Other guests accompanying a RAGA member should buy tickets at $25 per person

Thanks and hope to see you there! 
- Joseph Getter, President, Raga Club

Thursday, October 12, 2023

ZOOM Genealogy Club - Saturday, October 21, 2023


Al Fiacre

Topic:  "What To Do When the Records Are Scarce"

Saturday, October 21, 2023

1:30 PM ZOOM Presentation

Our own Al Fiacre will be presenting this month. He'll talk about how to prove a family line through that time period when there just aren't a lot of paper records out there, based on some case he's recently been working on.

Please register by 4:00 PM Friday, October 20.  The invite will be sent out on that Friday.

Godfrey Premium members can register for free at the following email: zoomregistration@godfrey.org

If you are not a Godfrey Premium member and want to attend the presentation, you can pay $10 via PayPal (https://www.paypal.com/us/home) with the payment sent to Godfrey Memorial Library.  Then register using the above email.

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Today through Sunday: 47th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan University


Wesleyan University’s 47th annual Navaratri Festival celebrates the diversity of Indian music and dance from October 5 through October 8, 2023. The festival will feature the world premiere of “Pīlu,” a project developed at Wesleyan by North Indian sarangi (bowed string instrument) master and Ph.D. candidate Suhail Yusuf Khan MA ’18 and California-native guitarist and songwriter Henry Hodder ’20. The festival will also include Connecticut debuts by the Akkarai Sisters Violin Duet and South Korean Kathak (North Indian classical) dancer Jin Won (pictured). Read more on the Center for the Arts website...

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Free Film Screening: The Seeds of Vandana Shiva, October 16, 2023

We are excited to announce the next film in The Elements: An Annual Environmental Film Series!  We'll be showing The Seeds of Vandana Shiva on Monday, October 16, 2023. As always, the film is open to the public and free of charge. The screening will be at 7 pm at the Goldsmith Family Cinema, Jeanine Basinger Center for Film Studies, Wesleyan University, 301 Washington Terrace, Middletown, CT.  Directions and parking information can be found here.

As described on the film's website, The Seeds of Vandana Shiva is a classic David versus Goliath tale that shows how Dr. Vandana Shiva, a brilliant scientist, became Monsanto’s worst nightmare and a rock star of the international organic food movement.  The film tells the remarkable life story of Gandhian eco-activist Vandana Shiva, how she stood up to the corporate Goliaths of industrial agriculture, rose to prominence in the food justice movement, and inspired an international crusade for change.  Vandana Shiva is described as a modern-day revolutionary, who for forty years has been fighting a heroic battle on behalf of humanity and the ecologically besieged natural systems that support us. But she is opposed by powerful multinational corporations invested in continuing their degenerative but lucrative agricultural practices. By profiling one of the greatest activists of modern times, the film looks at the epic struggle over who controls the world’s food systems, and asks the question, who will prevail? 

A facilitated discussion will follow the film.

Please preregister using this form.  Face masks are optional, unless there are changes in Wesleyan University’s Covid policy. 

We hope you can join us!  Please phone the Conservation District office for more information at 860-346-3282.

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