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The Southington Citizen — Friday, July 27, 2012

Volunteer Opportunities

Connecticut Icon

Italian class

Southington Care, 45 Meriden Ave., is currently seeking volunteers. Recreation volunteers are needed for the Brain Gym program. No computer experience is needed. Days and hours are flexible. An Early morning helper is needed to help with breakfast, delivering newspapers and water pitchers to residents from 7 to 9 a.m. with days flexible. Outdoor/garden help is needed to help for grounds upkeep: weeding, watering, light sweeping, and filling bird feeders. Days and hours are flexible. A seamstress is needed to help mend clothing on an as needed basis. Musicians are needed to play for residents and also for residents’ religious services. Days and hours are flexible. For further information about any of these opportunities, contact Deb Brown at (860) 378-1286 or Donna Malicki-Gornicz at (860) 378-1253.

The first Connecticut Icon performance for 2012 will be at the Southington 2012 Apple Harvest Festival. Auditions will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Derynoski School, 240 Main St. Audition day will determine the 12 competition finalists, who will then compete on multiple days during the Apple Harvest Festival. Based on audience voting and the judges input, contestants are eliminated until the winner is declared on the last day of the festival. The Connecticut Icon winner will receive $1,000 cash. They will also win the opportunity to professionally record at a local recording studio, with the possibility that the recordings will be submitted to several record companies. Winners also receive the chance to sing at various popular local restaurants. For more information call Melissa Ericksen-Salmon at (860) 276-8504 ext. 120, or at .

The Southington Sons of Italy Club will sponsor a class in “Conversational Italian” starting on Monday Sept. 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., on Mondays to Dec. 3. The class is free and open to the public, to register call (860) 628-0755. Space is limited to the first 40 applicants. Classes will be held at the Center Street club. A text book may be purchased in class.

Library Briefs

The Southington Library is located at 255 Main St. For more information or to register for a program, visit the library website at www.southingtonlibrary.or g and click on the calendar or contact the reference desk, at (860) 628-0947, ext. 5, or the children’s department, ext. 3. Registration is required for most programs unless otherwise indicated. The library is open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Book sale

During the month of August, the Friends of the Southington Public Library Bookstore will hold a buy one, get one free sale on all 50 cent Mass Market paperbacks (excludes children’s books). This is a opportunity to stock up for beach or late summer reading and save money too. The bookstore is on the lower level of the library. The store’s hours are Monday and Thursday, 2 to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 2 to 8:30 p.m.; and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Adult summer reading

Adult residents 18 and older in Southington are invited to participate in the adult summer reading program, “Everything British.” An “Everything British” entry form can be picked up at

Library Briefs the display by the kiosk. Read a book or listen to an audio book, then record it on the “Everything British” entry form for a chance to be a “Lucky Reader.” Weekly drawings from completed entries will be on Mondays through Aug. 27, one entry for each book read, deposit in the “Everything British” entry box each week by Friday before closing. Completed entries will be included in the weekly drawing for one reader who will receive a Southington Chamber Mall discount card, Bertucci’s discount coupon, and other surprises. At the end of the “Everything British” Summer Reading program, on Monday, Aug. 27, all completed weekly entries will be included in the final “Lucky Reader” drawing for a new e-reader.

Artist for July Stan Valencis, a local artist, will have his paintings on display at The Gallery at the Southington Library, 255 Main St., Southington, during July. He is a self-taught artist who enjoys being creative in many mediums, including carving wood and slate, sculpting wire, creating art works with pastels, acrylics, colored pencil and ink. Valencis moved around the country giving him many locations for inspiration. His favorite subjects are seascapes in motion. He has

displayed his work as a member of the Southington Arts and Crafts Association and the New Britain Museum of American Art. He is vice president of the Southington Arts and Crafts Association. The Gallery is located on the main level near the Café and the lower level outside the Friends bookstore. View the exhibit during the normal business hours of the library, Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Saturdays during July through Labor Day.

Relax, rejuvenate read Branford Hall Institute and the Southington Library invite the public for a night of “Relaxation, Rejuvenation and Reading,” with a free chair massage provided by Advanced Massage Therapy Students of Branford Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. on the mezzanine on July 31, August 14, 21 and 28. The sessions are open to the public on a first come, first serve basis. No specific times will be scheduled. There is no age restriction. Infant/child massage will also be offered (Parents must be present during the time of massage for anyone under the age of 18). Sessions are approximately 15 minutes in length, will be held on the mezzanine and the client remains fully clothed at all times. Modifications can be

made to those who are uncomfortable or are unable to properly sit in a massage chair.

Movie Mondays Movie Mondays feature British themed movies based on books. Showings will be at 3 p.m. in the lower level program room. No registration, light beverages and cookies will be available. The movies to be shown are: July 30: Persuasion — Based on the novel of the same title by Jane Austen. Anne Elliot, heroine of Austen’s last novel, fell deeply in love with a handsome naval officer at the age of 19. But with neither fortune nor rank to recommend him, Anne’s family was against the match and persuaded her to break off the engagement. Seven years later, Anne has lived to regret her decision. She never stopped loving her beau and when he returns from sea having made his fortune and reputation she can only watch as others pursue him. Aug. 6: Jane Eyre — based on Charlotte Bronte’s innovative and enduring romantic novel of the same title. Jane orphaned into the household of her aunt, subject to the cruel regime at a charity school, Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity. She takes up the post of governess, falls in love, and discovers the impediment to

their lawful marriage in a story that transcends melodrama to portray a woman’s passionate search for a wider and richer life than Victorian society traditionally allowed. Aug. 13: King Arthur, The Young Warlord — This feature retells the mythic saga of King Arthur. A trilogy written by Bernard Cornwell, the first volume of his magnificent Warlord Chronicles. As Arthur fights to keep a flicker of civilization alive in a barbaric world, Bernard Cornwell continues to make a familiar tale into a legend all over again with Enemy of God and Excalibur. Aug. 20: Five Little Pigs — Based on an Agatha Christie novel, using the idea of a nursery rhyme, Christie has Hercule Poirot embark on revealing the truth about a murder that was committed 16 years earlier. Take one dead lothario; add his jealous wife accused of his murder; toss in a devoted daughter who wants to clear her mother’s name, and get one of the greatest chall e n g e s of Hercule Poirot’s career. He must sift through the clues to uncover the truth behind this case of love, deception and jealousy.

Classic television

Visit the Southington Library for Classic Television on DVD.

The Southington Citizen 07-27-2012  
The Southington Citizen 07-27-2012  

The Southington Citizen 07-27-2012