Febuary 2013 Events

  • February 1, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Live on Main presents RJ

    MCC on Main brings you RJ, a local Connecticut folk band with a bluegrass twist. Band members Ruth O’Neil and Jimm Hammitt have recorded three CDs as RJ and have performed throughout New England, solo and together, for over 20 years.
    Join us in the Dehn Gallery for an evening of original tunes as well as folk standards and traditionals. Wine and beer will be available from bin228.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: Dehn Gallery
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
    Fee: $5 at door.
  • February 3, 10:00 AM

    Zumba®Fitness

    Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what the Zumba® program is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party™ that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health. Join licensed instructor EveAnn Mazur (#331752) on Sunday mornings for a blast of international dances including salsa, merengue, reggaeton, cumbia, bellydance, samba and more.


    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: Seminar Room I
    Contact: Joanne Britton or 860-512-3359
    Fee: $8 Walk-In or $60 10 class punch card.
    Sponsored by Fitness, Intramurals and Recreation
  • February 3, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

    Movie Classics on Main presents The General (1926)

    The General stars the iconic silent film star Buster Keaton as an engineer whose train is stolen by Union spies during the Civil War. Currently considered one of the greatest films ever made, The General is an adventure-epic that highlights the trademark physical comedy of Buster Keaton. Runtime: 75 minutes.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: Seminar Room 1
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
    Fee: $5, includes popcorn and a beverage.
  • February 5, 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM

    Black History Month: Walk Through History

    Take a look back in time at iconic figures who changed history in the following areas: politics, science & techonology, music and entertainment & arts. Posters will be on display boards around campus so check them out!
    Location: Various
    Contact: Jaria Aljoe or 860-512-3208
  • February 5, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

    Effective Resume Writing Workshop

    The Effective Resume Writing workshop will provide information on the skills and strategies needed in developing a competitive resume. This workshop is free and open to the public.
    Location: Lowe Student Services Building, L-107
    Contact: Carl Ochnio or 860-512-3372
    Fee: Free
    Sponsored by MCC
  • February 5, 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

    Black History Month Opening Ceremony

    The celebration will include the presentation of our leadership awards to a faculty/staff member of MCC, MCC student, Great Path Academy student and a community leader all nominated by people from the MCC community. We will also be serving traditional Soul Food after the program.
    Location: GPA Commons
    Contact: Jaria Aljoe or 860-512-3208
  • February 5, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

    Admissions Information Session

    Admissions Information Sessions provide potential, new, returning and transfer students the opportunity to learn more about the College, programs of study and services. A campus tour is included and pre-registration is recommended.
    Location: Community Commons, GPA 203
    Contact: Eli Arzola or 860-512-3218
  • February 6, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Open Mic

    All members of the MCC community are welcome to attend this free open mic! Sign up at the door to perform or just drop in and listen.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: Dehn gallery
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
    Fee: Free
  • February 7, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Brother-2-Brother Check-in Session

    Participants in the Brother-2-Brother program will meet with the coordinator and discuss any issues or concerns they may have. This meeting is open to mentors and students interested in the Brother-2-Brother program.
    Location: AST-T204
    Contact: Bryce Jones or 860-512-3327
  • February 7, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

    Effective Resume Writing Workshop

    The Effective Resume Writing workshop will provide information on the skills and strategies needed in developing a competitive resume. This workshop is free and open to the public.
    Location: Lowe Student Services Building, L-107
    Contact: Carl Ochnio or 860-512-3372
    Fee: Free
    Sponsored by MCC
  • February 7, 6:00 PM to 12:00 PM

    Fine Art Faculty Exhibition

    This exhibition will feature work by MCC Fine Art Faculty and will include painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking and video.
    Location: Newspace Gallery
    Contact: Susan Classen-Sullivan or 860-512-2693
  • February 7, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Live on Main: SepiaTone with SunSoaked

    You’re invited to a special Thursday night Live on Main event as part of Imagine Main Street! MCC on Main presents the double bill of SunSoaked and SepiaTone.
    SunSoaked is a reggae-rock band from Connecticut’s Northwest Corner and SepiaTone is an American alternative rock band based in the Connecticut River Valley.

    Bin228 will serve wine & beer; come join us downtown in the beautiful Dehn gallery.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: Dehn Gallery
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
    Fee: $5 at the door.
  • February 8, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    CANCELLED - Book to Film Series

    The Vow (book by Kim & Krickitt Carpenter). Inspired by a true-story, The Vow is a tale of a love that refuses to be forgotten. Leo is devastated when a car accident plunges his wife Paige into a deep coma. She miraculously recovers but the last five years of her memories have vanished. Suddenly, Leo finds himself married to a stranger who can’t remember anything about him. Desperately, Leo tries to recreate the moments that shaped their romance.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: Seminar Room 2
    Contact: Evelyn Angry-Smith or 860-512-2874
    Fee: Free Admission
    Sponsored by This project is funded in part by the MCC Foundation.
  • February 12, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

    Interviewing Tips Workshop

    The Interviewing Tips workshop will cover the various stages of the interviewing process. Job seekers will gain insight into frequently asked interview questions and other tips that can help lead to a successful interview. This workshop is free and open to the public.
    Location: Lowe Student Services Building, L-107
    Contact: Carl Ochnio or 860-512-3372
    Fee: Free
    Sponsored by MCC
  • February 12, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    Blood Drive

    Our First American Red Cross blood drive of 2013 is scheduled for Tuesday, February 12, 2013. You can sign up online via http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation (sponsor code “MCC1”). Please make a difference and save up to three lives with one donation! Every donation counts and can save the lives of 3 people.
    Location: GPA Gymnasium
    Contact: T.J. Barber or 860-512-3283
  • February 12, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Sister-2-Sister Check-in Session

    Participants in the Sister-2-Sister program will meet with the coordinator and discuss any issues or concerns they may have. This program is open to mentors and students interested in the Sister-2-Sister program.

    Location: AST-T204
    Contact: Jaria Aljoe or 860-512-3208
  • February 12, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Dental Assistant Information Session

    Students interested in the Dental Assistant program MUST attend a mandatory information session. All questions will be answered at the session.
    Location: LRC A108
    Contact: Tracy Poplasky or 512-2704
    Fee: N/A
    Sponsored by N/A
  • February 12, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    Therapeutic Recreation, Sports and Exercise Information Session

    Students interested in these programs must attend this information session. All questions will be answered at the session.
    Location: LRC A226
    Contact: Tracy Poplasky or 860-512-2704
    Fee: N/A
    Sponsored by N/A
  • February 12, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

    Connecticut Building Congress - February Meeting

    The Connecticut Building Congress will hold their February program at MCC. The title of the program is 'Higher Education's Changing Approach to Recruitment, Retention, and Increasing Costs". For more information and to register visit http://www.cbc-ct.org
    Location: GPA Community Commons
    Contact: Catherine Seaver or 860-512-2623
    Fee: $60.00 for CBC members, $80.00 for non-members
    Sponsored by Connecticut Building Congress
  • February 13, 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

    Steve Straight Poetry Reading

    Steve Straight will give a reading in celebration of his new book of poems, The Almanac. A long-time professor of English at MCC, Straight's first book was The Water Carrier. He has given readings as well as workshops on poetry and teaching throughout the eastern United States. In 1998 he was named a Distinguished Advocate for the Arts by the Connecticut Commission on the Arts.
    Location: Fireside Commons
    Contact: Steve Straight or 860-512-2688
    Fee: Free
    Sponsored by Cultural Programs Committee
  • February 14, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    Surgical Technology Information Session

    Students interested in being admitted into the Surgical Technology (ST) program MUST attend a mandatory information session. Attending an information session is part of the admission process to each of the Allied Health programs. Due to the large applicant pool, coordinators will not meet with students individually prior to attending a information session, however, we will be happy to answer all questions about the program during the information session.
    Location: LRC B123
    Contact: Tracy Poplasky or 860-512-2704
    Fee: N/A
    Sponsored by N/A
  • February 14, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Polysomnography Information Session

    Students interested in the Polysomnography program must attend this mandatory information session. All questions will be answered at this time.
    Location: LRC A226
    Contact: Tracy Poplasky or 860-512-2704
    Fee: N/A
    Sponsored by N/A
  • February 14, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

    Interviewing Tips Workshop

    The Interviewing Tips workshop will cover the various stages of the interviewing process. Job seekers will gain insight into frequently asked interview questions and other tips that can help lead to a successful interview. This workshop is free and open to the public.
    Location: Lowe Student Services Building, L-107
    Contact: Carl Ochnio or 860-512-3372
    Fee: Free
    Sponsored by MCC
  • February 14, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Gallery Reception: Scalene Evidence

    The works in this exhibition were interpreted and organized based their ability to reveal an understanding of movement and scale within physical and temporal space. The sculpture, photo and video work engage an awareness of human scale and its relationship to the perception of time, objects and space. This exhibition is co-curated by John O’Donnell and Dave Sinaguglia and features artists Samuel Ekwurtzel, Valeria Garlick, Alison Hale, Raza Kazmi, Tim Lawless and Erika Van Natta.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: Dehn gallery
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
    Fee: Free
  • February 15, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Live on Main presents Black Cadillac

    Join us for an evening of folk, blues, country, and rock with MCC’s own Black Cadillac. This unique band consists of three MCC professors—Patrick Sullivan, Grace Talaga and Andrew Paterna who have been playing in such various venues over the last three years as the Bicentennial Bandshell Summer Concert Series, Coventry Farmers’ Market, the MCC Farmers’ Market, and various other MCC events. Their music is a unique combination of folk, blues, country and rock.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: Dehn Gallery
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
    Fee: $5 at door.
  • February 15, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    MCC International Film Series

    The Intouchables (France) - A rich quadriplegic, living in a mansion in Paris, requires a live-in care-giver. A young offender turns up for an interview, but he is not really looking to get the job. However, to his surprise, he is hired. The two men then develop a close friendship. Based on a true story. Stars François Cluzet and Omar Sy. Omar Sy won the 2012 César Award for Best Actor. 112 mins. Biographical dramady. French. Rated R.
    Location: AST, SBM Charitable Foundation Auditorium
    Contact: Evelyn Angry-Smith or 860-512-2874
    Fee: Free Admission
  • February 17, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Move Classics on Main: Stagecoach (1939)

    Stagecoach was John Ford’s first talkie Western and also his first film shot in now-iconic Monument Valley in the American Southwest. A motley group of travelers on a stagecoach find their journey threatened by Geronimo. The film stars John Wayne as fugitive Ringo the Kid. Runtime 96 minutes.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: Seminar Room 1
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
    Fee: $5, includes popcorn and a beverage.
  • February 19, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

    Job Search and Cover Letters Workshop

    The Job Search Strategies & Cover Letters workshop will help individuals identify strategies and techniques in managing a comprehensive and effective job search. This workshop is free and open to the public.
    Location: Lowe Student Services Building, L-107
    Contact: Carl Ochnio or 860-512-3372
    Fee: Free
    Sponsored by MCC
  • February 19, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Respiratory Care Information Session

    Students interested in being admitted into the Respiratory Care (RC) program MUST attend a mandatory information session. Attending an information session is a part of the admission process to each of the Allied Health programs. Due to the large applicant pool, coordinators will not meet with students individually prior to attending a information session, however, we will be happy to answer all questions about the program during the information session.
    Location: LRC A226
    Contact: Tracy Poplasky or 860-512-2704
    Fee: N/A
    Sponsored by N/A
  • February 19, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    FAFSA on the Web

    Help for completing FAFSA online
    Location: Financial Aid Office
    Contact: Jody Bailey or 860-512-3383
    Fee: Free
  • February 19, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

    Admissions Information Session

    Admissions Information Sessions provide potential, new, returning and transfer students the opportunity to learn more about the College, programs of study and services. A campus tour is included and pre-registration is recommended.
    Location: Community Commons, GPA 203
    Contact: Eli Arzola or 860-512-3218
  • February 19, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    Community Forum on the Sequester

    The sequester, originally enacted in 2011, is a series of across-the-board spending cuts to our military, law enforcement, education programs and more that will go into effect in March if Congress is unable to work together over the next few weeks. Congressman John Larson wll be hosting an open forum to help citizen become aware of the impact the sequester could have on middle class families, job creation, and economic growth in the Connecticut's first district and across the country.
    Location: GPA Community Commons
    Contact: Office of Congressman John Larson or 860-278-8888
    Fee: Free
  • February 19, 7:04 PM to 8:30 PM

    Forum on the Sequester

    As you may have heard in President Obama’s State of the Union Address, our nation is fast approaching the ‘sequester’. The sequester, originally enacted in 2011, is a series of across-the-board spending cuts to our military, law enforcement, education programs and more that will go into effect in March if Congress is unable to work together over the next few weeks. Please join Congressman Larson for a community forum to hear the latest news from Washington and have your questions answered.
    Location: Community Commons
    Contact: Office of Congressman John B. Larson or 860-278-8888
  • February 20, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Urban Storytellers featuring Abdul-Rahmaan Ibn Muhammad

    The Series will bring together a group of published, spoken word artists, and give an up close and personal look into their backgrounds and creative process; giving a voice to their stories. Abdul-Rahmaan Ibn Muhammad is the Executive Director of My People Clinical Services a multidimensional human service agency located in Hartford, Connecticut. MPCS has served over 4,000 children and families since it’s inception in March 2005 through their six core programs: Father to Father, Therapeutic Services, Therapeutic Support Staff, Supervised Visitation, and Female Empowerment Program.
    Muhammad is also a talented spoken word artist. This self proclaimed "Soapbox Poet”, MIRA will have you wondering if he is performing poetry or if he is engulfed in a lyrical battle. He recites poems expressing issues and concerns about family, the community and the world. Lyrically capable, he has performed in venues all over CT, NY and MA and has dropped CD's (Soapbox Poetry and Real Brothers-Real Sisters with collaboration from spoken word artist, Mind Evolution.)
    In the past year, Muhammad completed “The Dream Chaser’s Workshop” which was created to encourage, inspire and support individuals to live the life of their dreams. In addition to the workshop, Muhammad has a motivational website called NEVER Stop Dreaming (www.neverstpdrming.com).
    Muhammad is married to his beautiful wife, Dayeshell and is the proud father of three children, Aminah, Amirah and Amir.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: Gallery
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
    Fee: $5.00 at the door
  • February 21, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Dehn Foundation Visiting Artist Series - Dr. Cassandra Albinson, Art Historian

    Dr. Cassandra Albinson, Art Historian, Curator of Paintings and Sculpture at the Yale Center for British Art presents “Producing and Reproducing Portraiture for Queen Victoria and her Court”. Free and open to the public. Funded by the Dehn Foundation.


    Location: GPA Community Commons
    Contact: Dan Long or 860-512-2697
    Fee: Free
    Sponsored by MCC Art Department & Dehn Foundation
  • February 21, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

    Occupational Therapy Assistant Information Session

    Students interested in being admitted into the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program MUST attend a mandatory information session. Attending an information session is part of the admission process to each of the Allied Health programs. Due to the large applicant pool, coordinators will not meet with students individually prior to attending a information session, however, we will be happy to answer all questions about the program during the information session.
    Location: LRC A226
    Contact: Tracy Poplasky or 860-512-2704
    Fee: N/A
    Sponsored by N/A
  • February 21, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

    Job Search and Cover Letters Workshop

    The Job Search Strategies & Cover Letters workshop will help individuals identify strategies and techniques in managing a comprehensive and effective job search. This workshop is free and open to the public.
    Location: Lowe Student Services Building, L-107
    Contact: Carl Ochnio or 860-512-3372
    Fee: Free
    Sponsored by MCC
  • February 21, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Mishi-maya-gat Spoken Word & Music Series

    7 PM: Poets Mark Lamoureux and Christina Strong. Lamoureux is the author of several books, including Berlin Poems, featuring ekphrastic poems based on work in art museums in Munich and Berlin. He is editor and publisher of Cy Gist Press (http://cygistpress.blogspot.com). Strong is the author of Fifth Plateau from Pink Adrenaline Star; her website: http://christinastrong.com. 8 PM: Pianist and composer of new classical works, Ryan Jesperson, and special guests; his website: www.ryanjesperson.com.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: Gallery
    Contact: Stephen Campiglio or (860) 512-2824
    Fee: Free
    Sponsored by MCC Foundation
  • February 22, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Live on Main presents Edwin West

    Edwin West, a native of Hartford, CT, focuses on an eclectic fusion of jazz, pop, R&B and funk. His many musical influences include Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Natalie Cole, George Benson and Al Jarreau. Edwin presents fresh interpretations of both classic and contemporary material. Wine and beer will be available from bin228.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: Dehn Gallery
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
    Fee: $5 at door.
  • February 23, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    Manchester Symphony Presents "The Many Shades of Love"

    The Manchester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale presents "The Many Shades of Love", a concert of romantic music performed with full orchestra. Hear classics including Tchaikovsly's 'Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture', and Dvorak's 8th Symphony. The orchestra will be joined by Michael-Paul Krubitzer, tenor, singing arias from Puccini and Lehar.
    Location: SBM Auditorium
    Contact: Karen Greer or 860-646-0047
    Fee: $18, $15 Seniors and students, under 18 free
  • February 24, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

    Move Classics on Main: Detour (1945)

    Chance events trap hitch-hiker Al Roberts in a tightening net of film noir trouble. Stars Tom Neal and Ann Savage. Although made on a small budget with bare sets and straightforward camera work, Detour has gathered much praise through the years and is held in high regard. In 1992, Detour was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Runtime 68 minutes.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: Seminar Room 1
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
    Fee: $5, includes popcorn and a beverage.
  • February 24, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    Connecticut Guitar Society and MCC on Main presents Richard Provost

    Join us for this first event in a continuing series of concerts hosted by the Connecticut Guitar Society. This afternoon’s matinee features Richard Provost, founder and chairman of the classical guitar department at the Hartt School of Music, as part of CGS’s “Spotlight on Connecticut Artists” series. Coffee & snacks will be available.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: Dehn gallery
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
    Fee: Free
    Sponsored by Connecticut Guitar Society & MCC Foundation
  • February 26, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

    Making Effective Career Choices Workshop

    Learn how to make effective career choices through the use of traditional and online career guidance assessment tools. Match your interests and personality types with career fields and position titles, identify typical educational paths that one can take to become qualified for specific positions and learn about available online resources that can assist you in your research process.
    Location: Lowe Student Services Building, L-107
    Contact: Carl Ochnio or 860-512-3372
    Fee: Free
    Sponsored by MCC
  • February 27, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Open Mic

    All members of the MCC community are welcome to attend this free open mic! Sign up at the door to perform or just drop in and listen.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: Dehn gallery
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
    Fee: Free
  • February 28, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

    Making Effective Career Choices Workshop

    Learn how to make effective career choices through the use of traditional and online career guidance assessment tools. Match your interests and personality types with career fields and position titles, identify typical educational paths that one can take to become qualified for specific positions and learn about available online resources that can assist you in your research process.
    Location: Lowe Student Services Building, L-107
    Contact: Carl Ochnio or 860-512-3372
    Fee: Free
    Sponsored by MCC
Last Update: September 20 2014
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