‘Three Perspectives’ continues at library Gardens of Milford star in photo show Traditional Irish music session is Dec.
ORANGE >> “Three Perspectives” is at the Orange Library this month.
The exhibit in the upstairs gallery shows prints by Joan Jacobson Zamore, oil paintings by Violet Nastri, and soft sculpture by Chyeon Lee.
MILFORD >> “Flower Power: The Gardens of Milford,” a juried photography exhibit, is being presented until Dec. 29 at the Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave.
The show is sponsored by the Milford Garden Club, with awards from Milford Photo, Beachwood Florist and Van Wilgen’s Garden Center.
For information, go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MILFORD >> Don Meade will join the P.V. O’Donnell Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann session at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at St. Gabriel’s Parish Hall, 26 Broadway.
Admission is free. Musicians, dancers, singers and guests may attend. BYOB.
Meade is an All-Ireland champion on the harmonica and plays the banjo, guitar, mandolin, and fiddle.
He leads a weekly music session at the Landmark Tavern on Manhattan’s West Side and plays frequently at dances, festivals and sessions.
Meade has been presenting Irish and Irish-American traditional musicians to New York audiences for more than 25 years.
Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann was founded in 1951 in Ireland to promote Irish traditional music, song, dance and language. Today there are 415 branches worldwide and more than two million people attend Comhaltas functions each year.
For information on the session, call Tim at 203-257-8737.
MILFORD >> The Milford Concert Band will present three holiday concerts, “A Neighborhood Christmas.”
The free performances are at City Hall, 110 River St., at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17; the Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive, Sunday, Dec. 18 at 1:30 p.m.; and at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1734 Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull on Monday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m.
Under the direction of city resident Duane Berge, the band will play selections of holiday classics, and the audience will be invited to sing along to festive favorites.
The MCB willk perform music from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf,” and Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride.”
The band is made up of 35 members from the area, who range from teenagers to senior citizens, both amateur and semi-professional. They rehearse Monday evenings at the Fowler Memorial Building.
Donations are accepted. For more information, call Berge at 203-247-1730 or go on Facebook.
MILFORD >> NOplays will present the Milford Young Playwrights Festival in January.
NOplays is a New England theater that produces and promotes the works of underrepresented artists on the stage, specifically emerging female writers. The festival is open to any student attending a Milford high School. Plays must be five-10 pages.
Three to five plays will be chosen for staged readings the evening of Friday, Jan. 13.
Playwrights should be able to attend both the reading and the rehearsal Jan. 12. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 16.
NOplays is also looking for students to volunteer as performers in a play. Student actors will receive community service hours for their time. Email plays to email@example.com.
For more information: www.noplays.com or Natalie Osborne, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MILFORD >> Penny Lane, an area Beatles tribute band, will perform a benefit concert 5-7 p.m. Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve, in the sanctuary of the First United Church of Christ, Congregational, 34 W. Main St., to benefit Christian Outreach.
The five-piece band, which performs with authentic costumes and instrumentation, plays material from the entire Beatles catalog from early Beatlemania through the “Sgt. Pepper” and “Abbey Road” eras.
This is the third year the band has played at First Church on New Year’s Eve and have also been seen locally at Center Stage cabaret in Shelton and the Harugari German American Club in West Haven. The show includes a short intermission.
Tickets, no reserved seating, are $15 for Adults, $10 for Seniors/teens and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased during coffee hour after worship services each Sunday and also at the door.
For further information, call 203-530-2012.
MILFORD >> The Milford Arts Council presents Open Mic Nites every second Wednesday 7-10 p.m. through May 10.
Registration starts at 6 p.m.
They are open to performing arts: singers, musicians, comedians, poets, magicians.
There is a audience fee of $5; performer admission is free.
Events are held at the Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave. S. For more information, call 203-878-6647 or go to www.milfordarts.org.
WOODBRIDGE >> Passes for two free tickets to a show a Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven, are available at the Woodbridge Town Library, 10 Newton Road.
The passes provide free admittance for two to any one show at Long Wharf.
• The show date and time must be selected when the pass is picked up.
• Patrons can pick up a pass for any performance during a show’s run once the show has started.
• Patrons can only use one pass per show. Passes can only be reserved and given out in person. Once a patron has taken out a pass for a show, the dates cannot be switched or changed.
• Patrons must call Long Wharf once they have received a pass to confirm their seats. Long Wharf grants seats pending availability.
Call the library Adult Services Desk with any questions 203-389-3434.
MILFORD >> Arts in CT Corp., part of a group of companies, including the Performing Arts Academy of CT, has opened at 64 Ridge St.
Founded by Barbara Alexander, Arts in CT is a nonprofit artist agency, offering 65 programs presented by professionals and specialists in various artistic fields for such venues as day cares, senior centers, after-school programs, restaurants, local paint nights. Scholarships are available.
Performers are sought for three productions later this year: the Tiny Tot Theater’s “101 Dalmatians,” ages 2-7; the Children’s Theater’s “Shrek, Jr.,” ages 5-15; and Teen Theater, “Legally Blonde, Jr.” ages 13-18.
Classes are taught by local instructors and professional artists. Virtual lessons via Skype, FaceTime, and more are also available.
For more information or to sign up for a class, visit www.artsinct.org, or call 203-936-8567 or email@example.com.
MILFORD >> The Milford Camera Club welcomes photographers of any age interested in the art of photography.
Meetings take place at the Margaret Egan Center, 35 Mathew St., at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays from September until late May. For information, go to milfordcameraclub.com or call Josh Goldin at 203-804-3058. Visitors and members under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
MILFORD >> Linda Whittaker, Milford Senior Center music teacher, is seeking band members.
Clarinets, flutes, brass players and strings are sought. The center has several instruments that have been donated for seniors to use for free.
People who have an old instrument that is not being used and would like to play again may call 203-877-2134.
Most of the music is level 2 and is not too difficult to play. The band meets 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays in the center’s Band Room, 9 Jepson Drive.
There are several daytime performances during the year. A book of music will be put together for those interested. Call early, so the book of music will be ready.
WOODBRIDGE >> The town is calling for photo submissions to be used in various media including social media, the town website and printed materials.
“I want our town communication vehicles to be as beautiful as our town,” said First Selectman Ellen Scalettar.
“This call for photographs ties in to my priority to improve communications and build community by recognizing some of our talented residents,” she said.
Submit a favorite high resolution digital photograph — vertical or horizontal — to Betsy Yagla at firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos may be of any Woodbridge location in any season. If people appear in the photo, photographers must include their permission to be represented for this purpose. When practical, photos that are published will be credited with the photographer’s name. Identify the location of a submission and how the name should appear if a photo is used.