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WEST HARTFORD — Ballet Theatre Company is hosting a five-hour Facebook Live Dance-A-Thon event on Saturday, June 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Along with the countless organizations impacted by this pandemic, BTC’s spring performance season, youth outreach programs and in-studio education classes were …

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WEST HARTFORD — Playhouse Theatre Academy is offering online summer programs for grades K-5 and 3-8, according to an email from the academy. Programs include Kids On Stage and Young Actors Musical Theatre Preparatory Program. Classes will be taught via Zoom, and they begin as early as July 6.

WEST HARTFORD — The public is invited to join Playhouse on Park for Encore! A Playhouse on Park VIRTUAL Fundraiser — “Opening Our Doors” on Saturday, June 27 from 7 to 8 p.m., according to an email from the theater. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit Playhouse on Park and Playh…

WEST HARTFORD — The spread of COVID-19 has had a profound effect on our country and our community. In this unpredictable landscape, life just isn’t the same. The Town — staff and government officials — share a primary goal: to keep our community safe, said an email from town officials.

WEST HARTFORD — During the pandemic, the West Hartford Libraries invite “quaranteens” and tweens (ages 10+) to submit videos for a special virtual talent showcase. Videos should be 1-3 minutes in length and can feature any talent including singing, dancing, musical instruments, magic, poetry…

HARTFORD — James Varano, event producer and owner of Black-eyed Sally’s, and the Connecticut Blues Society announced recently the cancellation of the Black-eyed & Bluesfest and Daniel Salazar, Jr.’s Guitar Under the Stars for 2020 out of concern for public health.

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SIMSBURY — The sculpture sensation that swept across Simsbury, two years ago made its highly anticipated return on last Friday, according to an email from the Chamber. The Simsbury Chamber of Commerce Art Trail will once again delight visitors with 37 lifelike bronze sculptures depicting peo…

The week Chef Emily Mingrone signed the lease on her restaurant, Tavern on State in New Haven, Food Network came to the space to film footage for her appearance on “Chopped.” The restaurant had not even opened for business yet.

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WEST HARTFORD — Join West Hartford Art League for a new online clay workshop taught by instructor Deanna Johnson. Saturday, May 23, 1-3 p.m. plus glazing instruction Saturday, June 3 at 1 p.m. Details can be found at www.westhartfordart.org/online-classes.

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In the Elm City, 1,100 meals a day are prepared, with 18 restaurants participating, and deliveries made to Yale New Haven Hospital, the Veterans Affairs medical center in West Haven and various testing sites.

WEST HARTFORD — In order to provide musical enrichment to the community and encourage donations to help the homeless and hungry, Music at the Red Door, the music series at St. John’s Episcopal Church in West Hartford, has launched an online-only live-streamed recital series. The half-hour pe…

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STATEWIDE — Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. They plan to film episodes of the hit series “American Pickers” throughout the area at the middle to end of July 2020 said an email from s…

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WEST HARTFORD — The Connecticut Blues Society, announces its annual “Blues Blizzard” dance will be held Saturday, March 28, at the Hannon-Hatch VFW, 83 South Street, West Hartford, according to a release from organizers.

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WEST HARTFORD — The Paul Winter Consort which was to present a performance of music from its ecological mass Missa Gaia/Earth Mass, on Saturday April 25, 7 p.m., at First Church Congregational, along with the First Church Choir, conducted by James Boratko, has canceled the event, according t…

WEST HARTFORD — The Farmington Valley Symphony Orchestra concert, “American Reflections,” will present Jerry Franklin, long-time President and CEO of Connecticut Public Broadcasting, as the narrator in Aaron Copland’s dramatic patriotic work, “A Lincoln Portrait.” Conducted by FVSO Music Dir…