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meditation and study of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as school and gallery and offers an array of events each year. Craft
well as training in advanced contemplative practices. Expo is one of the Center’s most important fundraisers, with all
New Haven Shambhala Center is located at 85 Willow gate proceeds providing support for its educational programs.
Street, Building B, in New Haven, CT. For more information, Deborah Witten, Interim President of the Center’s Board of Di-
contact 203.503.0173,, or visit rectors, has said “For 52 years, Craft Expo has helped strengthen our community’s reputation as one where the arts are valued,
and has helped Guilford Art Center, in particular, continue to
Thyme & Season Offers
thrive as a school for artistic exploration for all ages.”
Expo admission: $7/adults, $5/seniors, Free/members and
Summer Lecture Series children under 12. For more information, contact 203.453.5947,
nderstanding that many people will be staying closer to, or visit
home this summer, Thyme & Season Natural Market in
Hamden has created an air-conditioned, Summer-is-So-Short
Music of the Night
Health and Wellness Lecture Series. These Thursday evening
events will be held at 7 p.m. on July 16, 23, 30 and August 6. Fills Harkness Park
Lectures are free. No reservation is required. On July 16, Catch
a Health Habit Café’s owner, Glen Colello, will present raw F
rom palaces and concert halls around the world, to Bugs
Bunny and the 1990 Soccer World Cup, classical music has
super foods fresh from the garden, which utilize the innate heal- been played in diverse cultural venues for centuries. Locally,
ing power of nature. July 23 will include a lecture by Richard the New Haven Symphony Orchestra (NHSO) has brought clas-
LeFebvre about OPC’s, a product marketed as being derived sical music to area audiences for nearly 115 years. Classical
from extracts of grape seed, red wine, and/or pine bark. OPC’s aficionados and novices, alike, can attend live performances
are a type of bioflavonoid used as a natural food supplement on Saturday, July 18 and Saturday, August 1. Martin Piecuch
and said to help slow the aging process and enhance immune conducts both concerts from 8 to 10 p.m. at Harkness Park in
response. On July 30, Lupo, an herbalist, flower essence prac- Waterford. A pre-concert talk will take place at 7:15 p.m. Tick-
titioner and educator based in Massachusetts, will provide self- ets run from $19 to 38. The July 18 performance is “Made in
help for balancing emotions using flower essences. The series America,” with works by Copland, Corigliano, and more. Violin
culminates on August 6 with a lecture titled “Water – All About soloist will be Sherry Kloss. On August 1, a “Mostly Mozart”
It: Pure, Delicious, Good for You” with Cheshire Naturopathic event, Cynde Iverson will solo on bassoon. Additionally, The
Physician Dr. Amy Johnson. Diane Birdsall Gallery will host a gallery opening benefiting
Thyme & Season Natural Market provides fresh, natural, the orchestra, on Thursday, July 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. Featured
organic and whole foods, nutritional products, and health artists include: Bea Lissague (jewelry); Damian Henry (small
information. The market is open seven days a week and offers prints); and Ani Kasten (ceramics). Music and refreshments will
an array of classes and workshops throughout the year. be provided.
Thyme & Season is located at 3040 Whitney Avenue in The NHSO is comprised of 70 professionals, most from
Hamden, CT, and can be reached at 203.407.8128, or by visit- Greater New Haven. It is led by Music Director, William Bough-
ing ton, and Associate Conductor, Gerald Steichen. In addition to
concerts at Woolsey Hall, the NHSO performs at schools, parks,
Crafts Abound
and community centers, and maintains an active community
at 52nd Annual Expo For concert tickets, contact Sound Music at 860.447.1050.
n honor of its 52nd year, the Guilford Art Center’s annual For NHSO information, contact 203.865.0831, or visit www.
Craft Expo will return to the Guilford Green, celebrating The Diane Birdsall Gallery is located
the arts with numerous handmade crafts by American artists. at 10 Lyme Street in Old Lyme, CT. For information, visit www.
This year’s event will take place Thursday, July 16 and Friday,
July 17 from 12 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, July 18 from 10 a.m.
to 7 p.m. It will bring approximately 175 artists to Guilford,
New Group Supports Crohn’s
both first-time and returning exhibitors. Artists from across the
country, including many from Connecticut, will be represented and Colitis Patients
with works in diverse media such as: clay, glass, leather, metal,
paper, photography, stone, and wood. Among expo activities O
n Thursday, July 23, The Central Connecticut Chapter of
the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will
will be a food court, silent auction of donated crafts, musical sponsor a support group for individuals with Crohn’s disease
performances, and more. and ulcerative colitis. This newly formed group meets the fourth
The Guilford Art Center is a non-profit organization estab- Thursday of each month from 4 to 5:30 p.m. It is led by two
lished to nurture and support excellence in the arts through CCFA-trained facilitators (a nurse practitioner and a clinical
education, communication, and outreach. It houses a shop, researcher). Sessions are informal, interactive and cover top-
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