EVENTS

 

Spring Classes at Epoch Arts for preschoolers through Grade 12 begin on March 17 and run for eight weeks. Classes include animation, theater acting, improv, themed art classes and a daytime preschool class, adult art classes and after school board games. 860-365-0337 for information or epocharts.org.

 

Epoch Arts offers a Homeschool Co-op which provides artistic and educational classes for home schooled students on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or three week sessions at the theater, 27 Skinner St. Classes are for ages 3 to 18. Parents or guardians are required to stay with their child or have an appointed guardian there who is 18 or older. Cost is $50 for each semester. epocharts.org for information.

Card Making and Paper Crafting will be offered by the East Hampton Parks and Rec department on March 19, 26 and April 2 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Memorial School for ages 5 to 10. Cost is $50. email sgibson@easthamptonct.org for information.

Drops of Love: An original Epoch Arts Play

The girls group Breaking Silences at Epoch Arts will perform in a original play called Drops of Love on March 13 and 14 at 7 p.m., 27 Skinner St. The girls have been researching refugee women from the Middle East and have written their stories into this original production. Taking place in the Moria Refugee Camp in Greece, the play discusses the hardships women face.  The play revolves around 5 American girls who visit the refugee camp and are put on lock down.  $8 admission. 860-365-0337 or visit us online at www.epocharts.org for reservations.

Coming soon to East Hampton High School! A cast and crew of 100 students will bring the Disney classic, "The Little Mermaid" to life. The show is a combined effort of East Hampton Middle and High School students and promises to be a fun event for the whole family. March 20 - 22. Online ticket sales opening soon.

On Saturday, March 21, author Eric Lehman will give a talk on his book, New England at 400:  Plymouth Rock to Present Day at 1 pm at the East Hampton Library Community Room at 105 Main St. in East Hampton. The talk is part of the Cabin Fever History Series organized and sponsored by the Chatham Historical Society and the East Hampton Library.

New England at 400 packs four centuries of local history into one volume. Decade by decade, from John Winthrop to John F. Kennedy, from the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror, this story examines the lives, loves, failures, and successes of countless New Englanders. At the anniversary of the pilgrims' arrival at Plymouth, explore how each generation of immigrants and natives, abolitionists and suffragists, puritans and patriots has defined this land anew.

The event is free and open to the public. Those wishing to attend should register at the library website below or by calling 860-267-6621.

The Chatham Historical Society will hold an antique appraisal day on Mach 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the community room of the East Hampton Public Library, 105 Main St. There will be four appraisers on site. Verbal appraisals will be given on furniture, artwork, toys, glassware, china, musical instruments, military pieces, dolls, jewelry and quilts and more. Donation of $6 an item will be collected. Refreshments will be available. 860-267-8953 for information.

An Easter Egg Hunt will be hosted by the East Hampton Parks and Rec Department on April 4 at 10 a.m. at Center School on Summit Street. 860-267-7300 or easthamptonrec.com for information.

East Hampton Parks and Rec Department will offer April Vacation Adventures, April 13 to 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sears Park for grades K through 8 featuring crafts, sports, games and a field trip on Thursday. Register by April 3. Cost is $155. Extended care from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m. available for additional fees.

860-267-7300 or easthamptonrec.com for information.

Haddam Neck Congregational Church will host the 31st annual Quilt Show on April 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Ap-ril 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, 408 Quarry Hill Road. Features dozens of hand made vintage and modern quilts, raffles, a fabric tag sale and tea room with home made soups, pies and beverages. www.haddamneckcongregationalchurch.org or Sue Olsen at 860-267-2848 or Franky Dallas at 860-267-4513
Lisa Malloy at 860-267-2713 or email elizabethhartmalloy@gmail.com
Dianne McHutchison rdmchutchison@sbcglobal.net for information on submitting quilts to the show.

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