Zoom into new virtual programs and workshops
While everyone is practicing safe social distancing at home, check out these virtual workshops and programs offered by area libraries and art centers for late April and May.
Western Connecticut State University Sixth Annual Media Arts Film Festival, presented by the Broadcast Education Association and the WCSU Alumni Association, will be from 6-8 p.m. May 6, via YouTube and Facebook. Info: email@example.com.
Virtual New Yorker Shorts: Four Weeks of Short Stories From The New Yorker, May 7, 14 & 21, 5-6:30 p.m. Full issues of The New Yorker are available to download through RBDigital for Wilton Library cardholders. Registration: www.wiltonlibrary.org Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mother Goose on the Loose on YouTube with Mrs. Keogh, May 7, 14, 21 and 28, 11-11:30 a.m. Children ages 6 months to 2 years old enjoy story time with music, puppets, picture books and nursery rhymes. Runs every Thursday on YouTube Channel or visit www.wiltonlibrary.org. Info: email@example.com.
Online Webinar Series: Orpheus: Metamorphose of a Myth with Judson Scruton and Gerald Weiss, May 7, 14 & 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Registration: www.wiltonlibrary.org. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baby Story Time Live, May 8, 15, 22 & 29, 11-11:40 a.m. Join Miss Amy on Zoom for this interactive program especially for babies and their caregivers. Registration: www.wiltonlibrary.org. Info: email@example.com.
Virtual Walk to End Epilepsy, May 10-June 15. Walkers can join the virtual walk to support epilepsy efforts in Connecticut by registering at epilepsyct.com/walk. A virtual kickoff celebration on Facebook will be held May 10 at 10 a.m., at facebook.com/epilepsyfoundationct.
Stitch Time for Knitters & Crocheters on Zoom, Mondays, May 11 & 18, 1-2:30 p.m. Drop-in Zoom session for crafters of all skill levels. Registration required. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration: www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Big Kid Story Time Live with Miss Andrea, May 11 &18, 3-3:30 p.m. Children ages 4-6 are invited to join in some story time fun online with Wilton Library’s Miss Andrea. Registration: www.wiltonlibrar.org. Info: email@example.com.
Virtual Book Discussion: Mark Twain’s The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson, two virtual discussions with Catherine Riordan, leader of the library’s classics book club. Twain’s commentary on race and social injustice: May 13, 4-5 p.m. Book available for download on Hoopla and at www.marktwainlibrary.org.
Orpheus: Metamorphose of a Myth, Online Webinar Series with Judson Scruton and Gerald Weiss, Thursdays, May 7, 14 & 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Advance registration required. Registration/Info: wiltonlibrary.org.
Virtual New Yorker Shorts: Four Weeks of Short Stories From The New Yorker, May 7, 14 & 21, 5-6:30 p.m. Using Zoom, professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss four short stories published in The New Yorker magazine. Full issues of The New Yorker are available to download through RBDigital for Wilton Library cardholders. Registration required: www.wiltonlibrary.org. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rowayton Arts Center’s Cinco de Mayo Online Paint and Sip, May 5, 4:30-6 p.m. RAC Instructor Susan Fehlinger will lead participants through a Southwestern landscape painting using a palette knife only. Fee: $25. For an extra $10 RAC will deliver paints, palette knives and a canvas to your home (as long as you live within a 20-mile radius of RAC). Individuals can even purchase a table easel for $15; let RAC know on the registration form. Info/Registration: rowaytonarts.org; 203-866-2744, ext. 2.
Rowayton Arts Center Open Call to Artists: Shutdown Throwdown 2020, submission deadline, May 8. Show runs through June 30 and is open to all artists interested in exhibiting their artwork online. The theme focuses how as humans, we have the ability to meet with great adversity and find a silver lining. Submit pieces at http://rowaytonarts.org/entries. Info: rowaytonarts.org. $100 cash prize for Best in Show.
The Darien Arts Center’s virtual offerings for teens and adults include Beginning Drawing with Colored Pencils, May 6 and 13, 4-5 p.m.; and Pop Pilates, Wednesdays, through May 27, from 4-5 p.m. Classes are $10 each. Info/Registration: darienarts.org.
Rowayton Arts Center’s Online Art Exhibit: Focus Under Forty, artists ages 16-39 may submit pieces for consideration at http://rowaytonarts.org/entries by May 22. Accepted artists will be notified by May 27. Info: rowaytonarts.org.
Norwalk Public Library’s Local Author Contest, submit adult and young adult fiction through May 31 at indieauthorproject.librariesshare.com/Connecticut. Works will be recognized as the top indie-published eBooks in Connecticut. Info: email@example.com.
Documenting the COVID-19 Crisis, New Haven Museum is asking Greater New Haven residents to share details on how COVID-19 is affecting them. Anyone wishing to share their COVID-19 experiences may fill out a brief questionnaire and upload photos on the “Documenting the COVID-19 Crisis” page: https://www.newhavenmuseum.org/covid19/. When it is safe to do so, NHM also will collect objects relating to COVID-19, including schoolwork, art, journals, homemade masks, takeout menus, signs, window hearts, and more.