Expert to speak on stress, anxiety at Joel Barlow High School

Joel Barlow High School

Guest speaker Kathy Katts of Innersource Ayurveda will speak at the Easton Redding Community Care Coalition parent meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. at Joel Barlow High School, in room B107. The talk is for teenagers, parents or family members who are struggling with stress and anxiety. Katts, a holistic wellness counselor and mindfulness expert,  will discuss the root of anxiety and introduce How To strategies to allow for immediate shifts in mindset. Scientific research from a holistic and consciousness perspective will be presented. The presentation will end with a guided technique to allow all participants to experience a … Read more

Expert on stress, anxiety at Joel Barlow High School

Joel Barlow High School

Guest speaker Kathy Katts of Innersource Ayurveda will speak at the Easton Redding Community Care Coalition parent meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. at Joel Barlow High School, in room B107. The talk is for teenagers, parents or family members who are struggling with stress and anxiety. Katts, a holistic wellness counselor and mindfulness expert,  will discuss the root of anxiety and introduce How To strategies to allow for immediate shifts in mindset. Scientific research from a holistic and consciousness perspective will be presented. The presentation will end with a guided technique to allow all participants to experience a … Read more

Son of Hollywood legend to discuss his mother’s career

Frances Dee may well be the most beautiful, talented actress that you never heard of from Hollywood’s golden age. She was considered for the roles of both Scarlett and Melanie in “Gone With the Wind.”   During the 1930s, ’40s and into the ’50s, Dee had an active career, co-starring in dozens of movies with such stars as Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Gary Cooper, John Wayne, Joan Bennett, Maurice Chevalier, Leslie Howard, Irene Dunne, and Lionel Barrymore, to name a few. She also appeared opposite her husband of 57 years, Joel McCrea, in several classic films.  Late in life, James … Read more

Work of Redding Pilot cartoonist on display at Easton library

The work of Doug Smith, editorial cartoonist for the HAN Network (The Redding Pilot) will be on display at the Easton Public Library through Wednesday, Feb. 14. A reception will be held at the library on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. The Easton Public Library is at 691 Morehouse Road, Easton. For more information, call 203-261-0134 or visit eastonlibrary.org.

Work of Redding Pilot cartoonist on display at Easton library

The work of Doug Smith, editorial cartoonist for the HAN Network (The Redding Pilot) will be on display at the Easton Public Library through Wednesday, Feb. 14. A reception will be held at the library on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. The Easton Public Library is at 691 Morehouse Road, Easton. For more information, call 203-261-0134 or visit eastonlibrary.org.

HAN Network’s cartoonist exhibits at library

HAN Network cartoonist Doug Smith.

The work of HAN Network’s editorial cartoonist, Doug Smith, will be on display at the Easton Public Library, 691 Morehouse Road, through Feb. 14. A reception will be held on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. He will make a presentation at the library on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. Smith hosts a weekly segment on HAN Network’s podcast Connecticut Pulse, called Drawing Conclusions.

Heritage Center News and Activities

Special programs and notes: The Commission on Aging will be meeting at the Heritage Center Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 9 a.m. The public is welcome to attend.  Bring your concerns and questions about aging in Redding. Free blood pressure screening by visiting nurses will take place in the Heritage Center lobby on Tuesdays, Jan. 9 and Jan. 23, from from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The next opera talk is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 10 a.m. Topic: Puccini’s Tosca. Massage/acupuncture will not be available until the week of Jan. 22. Lunch at the Heritage Center — CW Resources provides … Read more

Classic movie series coming to the library

The Easton Public Library. — Archive Photo by Nancy Doniger

The Winter/Spring Classic Movie Series at the Easton Public Library begins on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. with the cult classic movie from 1943, I Walked With a Zombie, directed by Jacques Tourneur and stars Frances Dee.    In tribute to Dee, there will be a special presentation by her son, Peter McCrea. The film series continues on Wednesday, March 14, with the Howard Hawks 1939 masterpiece, Only Angels Have Wings, with Cary Grant and Jean Arthur.   On Wednesday, April 18, the film series concludes with a Howard Hawks comedy from 1952, Monkey Business, starring Cary Grant and … Read more

New Pond Farm offers knitting, Shakespeare classes

Maybette Waldron of Southport and Stefanie Seanor of Easton

Knitting and spinning by the fire Sundays, Jan. 7 and Feb. 4, noon to 3 p.m. Bring knitting projects and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with seasoned knitters and members of the Nutmeg Spinners. They will coach participants and invite them to try their spinning wheels. This program is free, but it is asked that participants purchase a skein of New Pond Farm yarn for $12 and donate a completed scarf, hat, or pair of mittens to the farm to be sold at the Harvest Festival. Registration is required. Please register online at newpondfarm.org or by calling 203-938-2117. Shakespeare workshop for … Read more

Events at the Easton Public Library

The Easton Public Library. — Archive Photo by Nancy Doniger

The Easton Public Library is located at 691 Morehouse Road. Please note the library’s new hours: Monday, 10 to 6 Tuesday, 10 to 6, Wednesday, 10 to 6, Thursday, 10 to 8, Friday, 10 to 5, and Saturday, 10 to 3. Closed Sunday. Call 203-261-0134 or visit EastonLibrary.org for more information and to register. The following comes from the library: Monday, Jan. 8 4:15 p.m. — Junior Book Club (Grades 4-5). Join us to discuss the book: Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan. Copies of the book are available at Easton Public Library. Snacks will be served! Registration is suggested. Tuesday, Jan. … Read more

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