May 2013 Events

  • May 1, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

    Web Technology Certificate Info Session

    MCC’s Web Technology on-line, accelerated certificate program technically prepares you to handle the continued advancements of the World Wide Web and acquire the critical skills needed to conceive, build and maintain sophisticated web sites. Come learn about how you can complete this program in less than one year.
    Location: LRC A226
    Contact: Sandra Rimetz or 860-512-2636
  • May 1, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

    Jewish Women in American Sport: Settlement Houses to the Olympics

    Film Screening/Discussion led by Dr. Linda J. Borish, Ph.D. highlighting the important roles Jewish women played in American sports. From pioneers such as Senda Berenson, who authored the first women's guide to basketball to modern day Olympians, this film traces their history, contributions, and hard fought struggles against Anti-Semitism and gender bias. Professor Borish will discuss research she conducted for the film, including Hartford resources and American sport in historical context.
    Location: GPA Community Commons
    Contact: Evelyn Angry-Smith or 860-512-2874
    Fee: free
    Sponsored by Library and Liberal Arts
  • May 2, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Shine on Main feat. Bamblusion

    Join us for Imagine Main Street's First Thursday Happening! MCC on Main will host Bamblusion, a rock-band fusion of jazz and blues.

    Step out in your fashion best and come on down to Main Street. Enjoy live music and spirits at MCC on Main, view a Fashion Forward show at Wicked Chic, and explore the Onyx Moonshine pub crawl at local district restaurants.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: Dehn Gallery
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
    Sponsored by Imagine Main Street
  • May 3, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Open Studio: Life Drawing

    Join us for an open figure drawing session at MCC on Main! This will be a free-form and self-directed life drawing group. Easels, tables and chairs will be available provided; please bring your own materials. Every Friday, 12-3 p.m.
    $8 walk-in fee, $5 for MCC on Main members. Register at the door.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: SR1
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
    Fee: $8 walk-in fee, $5 MCC on Main members
  • May 3, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Book to Film Series

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower (book by Stephen Chbosky). Author Stephen Chbosky adapts his own best-selling novel about a withdrawn teen who attempts to remain hopeful for the future while dreading every day of the present. Emma Watson and Logan Lerman star. 102 mins. Drama. Rated PG – 13.

    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.
  • May 4, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

    POSTPONED - 3rd Annual Veterans Scholarship Fundraiser

    This year’s fundraiser will be a combined charity bike ride (option of 30mi or 60mi tour), “Le Tour de Valor” and a “5K Run/Walk”. Participants will have the option to choose which event to participate in and tickets are noted accordingly.

    Manchester Community College is home to over 350 military service members. The funds raised will be used to assist with educational expenses (including tuition and books).

    Register online at: www.ezevent.com/veterans
    Location: GPA Atrium (Registration)
    Contact: T. Odoms or 860-512-3307
    Fee: $30 in advance, $35 day of event
  • May 4, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Live on Main: The Stretto String Trio and guest floutist Noriyo with The Ouroboros Saxophone Quartet

    The Stretto String Trio is comprised of three faculty members from Beller's Music: violinist Bronwyn Burns, cellist Carlton Burns, and violist Tyler Garuder. They will be joined by guest floutist Noriyo.

    We will also present the Ouroboros Saxophone Quartet, the premiere saxophone quartet of Hartt's honors chamber program. Join us for an evening of spectacular and varied musical talent. Wine & beer served by bin 228.

    Wine & beer will be served by bin 228.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: Dehn Gallery
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 850-647-6030
    Fee: $10 cover
    Sponsored by Beller's Music
  • May 5, 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

    MCC Choirs perform: "Festival de Coros" in Bloomfield, CT

    "Festival de Coros", a collaborative choral concert performed by Manchester Community College Chorale and Madrigal Singers under the direction of Dr. Carolina Flores, along with Celesti Sondato from the Hartt Commnunity Divison and The Riddlers from Avon Old Farms School conducted by Bryan Zaros.

    Experience a collage of choral treasures by Victoria, Jansson, Mozart, Dawson, Lauridsen, Bartok, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and many more - with a hint of Cinco de Mayo.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: In the gorgeous chapel of St. Thomas Seminary, 467 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield, CT
    Contact: Carolina Flores or 860-512-2640
    Fee: Suggested donation $15
    Sponsored by The Hartt School Community Division, University of Hartford
  • May 6, 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM

    Relaxation Techniques Activity

    Stop by the library next week for some relaxation techniques to help reduce the stress of finals! We will also treat you to FREE Coffee & Tea in the Tower Room of the library May 6 – May 13 from 9:00 am to 7:30 pm!
    Location: AST Building Room A-142 (Outside the MCC Library)
    Contact: Evelyn Angry-Smith or 860-512-2874
  • May 7, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    FAFSA on the Web

    Free help to complete your FAFSA online (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)


    Location: Financial Aid Office, Student Services Center L177
    Contact: Anna Robertson or 860 512 3385
    Fee: Free
  • May 7, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

    Admissions Information Sessions

    Learn about the many opportunities, programs and services available at MCC. Information about the enrollment process, admissions and financial aid, will be discussed. This is a great time to have your questions answered, whether you are a new, transfer or returning student. Take a campus tour and see what MCC has to offer you.
    Location: GPA Community Commons
    Contact: Cynthia Zeldner or 860-512-3214
  • May 8, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    Gentle Yoga Routine

    Stop by the library next week for some relaxation techniques to help reduce the stress of finals! Monica Fanning, our guest yoga instructor will help in relieving the stress of finals week. We will also treat you to FREE Coffee & Tea in the Tower Room of the library May 6 – May 13 from 9:00 am to 7:30 pm!
    Location: LRC A-142 (Outside the MCC Library)
    Contact: Debbie Herman or 860-512-2872
  • May 8, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Open Mic

    Sign up at the door to perform or just drop in and listen. Featuring emcee Kemet Maroon.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: The Dehn Gallery
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
    Fee: Free
  • May 8, 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

    Jennifer Maier Poetry Reading

    This is rescheduled from April 10th and features an excellent poet from Seattle.
    Location: Community Commons in Great Path Academy
    Contact: Steve Straight or 860-512-2688
    Fee: Free
    Sponsored by Cultural Programs Committee and the Connecticut Poetry Circuit
  • May 9, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

    Origami Instruction-1st Session

    Stop by the library next week for some activities to help reduce the stress of finals!
    Josh Robinson, our guest origami instructor, will guide you in the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. We will also treat you to FREE Coffee & Tea in the Tower Room of the library May 6 – May 13 from 9:00 am to 7:30 pm!
    Location: LRC A-142
    Contact: Debbie Herman or 860-512-2872
  • May 9, 12:34 PM to 2:00 PM

    Brother-2-Brother and Sister-2-Sister End of the Year Celebration

    Join us as we celebrate the ending of a successful academic school year with food, games, and much more!
    Location: GPA Commons
    Contact: Jaria Aljoe or 860-512-3208
  • May 9, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM

    Origami Instruction-2nd Session

    Stop by the library next week for some activities to help reduce the stress of finals!
    Josh Robinson, our guest origami instructor will guide you in the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. We will also treat you to FREE Coffee & Tea in the Tower Room of the library May 6 – May 13 from 9:00 am to 7:30 pm!
    Location: LRC Room A-142
    Contact: Debbie Herman or 860-512-2872
  • May 10, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Open Studio: Life Drawing

    Join us for an open figure drawing session at MCC on Main! This will be a free-form and self-directed life drawing group. Easels, tables and chairs will be available provided; please bring your own materials. Every Friday, 12-3 p.m.
    $8 walk-in fee, $5 for MCC on Main members. Register at the door.
    Location: Seminar Room 1
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
    Fee: $8 walk-in fee, $5 MCC on Main members
  • May 10, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    MCC International Film Series

    Argo (United States) - When militants seize control of the U.S. embassy in Tehran during the height of the Iranian Revolution, CIA agent Tony Mendez creates a fake Hollywood film production in order to rescue a group of American diplomats who have sought refuge at the home of a Canadian ambassador. Inspired by actual events. Ben Affleck stars and directs. 120 mins. Drama. English/Persian. Rated R.
    Location: AST, SBM Charitable Foundation Auditorium
    Contact: Evelyn Angry-Smith or 860-512-2874
    Fee: Free Admission
  • May 10, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Live on Main: The Rahsaan Langley Project

    Join us in The Dehn Gallery with MCC on Main favorite The Rahsaan Langley Project! Rahsaan Langley performs R&B, Motown, and neo-soul favorites. Wine & beer available from bin228.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: The Dehn Gallery
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
    Fee: $10 cover
  • May 11, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Live on Main: Daniel Salazar

    Daniel Salazar possesses one of the most unique sounds in the world of the Spanish classical guitar. His music expands the boundaries of the traditional instrument, bringing together classical, Spanish, Latin American, world music and contemporary elements in a unique combination of sound, color and rhythm. Join us for an evening with Daniel Salazar and guests: Gonzalo Cortes on flute and Roberto Clavijo playing charango and zampona. Wine & beer available from Bin 228.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: The Dehn Gallery
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
    Fee: $10 cover
  • May 14, 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

    Taste of Manchester

    The 4th Annual Taste of Manchester will be held on Tuesday, May 14th from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., rain or shine, ending with a celebration at The Army Navy Club of Manchester. Tickets available for purchase on the website. Your ticket brings you the tastes of over 20 local eateries and caterers. MCC on Main will host D&D Caterers in The Dehn Gallery, with live music by The Guinea Pigs and Stamps the Goat.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: The Dehn Gallery
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
    Fee: $20
  • May 15, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    FAFSA on the Web

    Free help to complete your FAFSA online (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)


    Location: Financial Aid Office, Student Services Center L177
    Contact: Anna Robertson or 860 512 3385
    Fee: Free
  • May 16, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Mishi-maya-gat Spoken Word & Music Series

    7:00 PM – Classical guitarist ZAIRA MENESES is artistic director of the Boston area community-based program, The Guitar Saved My Life. Born in Xalapa, Mexcio, her debut CD is Latina. For more info: www.zairameneses.com. 8:00 PM – Poet MARTÍN ESPADA's most recent book, The Trouble Ball, won the Milt Kessler Award, a Massachusetts Book Award, and an International Latino Book Award. Author of several other books, including Alabanza: New and Selected Poems, he is English professor at UMass Amherst.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: Gallery
    Contact: Stephen Campiglio or 860-512-2824
    Fee: Free
    Sponsored by MCC Foundation
  • May 17, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Open Studio: Life Drawing

    Join us for an open figure drawing session at MCC on Main! This will be a free-form and self-directed life drawing group. Easels, tables and chairs will be available provided; please bring your own materials. Every Friday, 12-3 p.m.
    $8 walk-in fee, $5 for MCC on Main members. Register at the door.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: Seminar Room 1
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
    Fee: $8 walk-in fee, $5 MCC on Main members
  • May 17, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

    Spring Arts Festival

    The Spring Arts Festival presents the opening to the Fine Art Student
    Exhibition in the Newspace Gallery, (which runs May 17th - August 10th). The evening also features vocal and instrumental performances by MCC music students as well as films created by students. The event is free and open to the public
    Location: Newspace Gallery, SBM auditorium
    Contact: Susan Classen-Sullivan or 860-512-2693
    Fee: Free
  • May 17, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Spring Arts Festival: Art and Music

    Come and enjoy students's artwork and musical performances by the MCC choirs, chamber and jazz ensembles, during our Spring Arts Festival!
    Location: SBM Charitable Foundation Auditorium and Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery
    Contact: Carolina Flores or 860-512-2640
    Fee: Free admission
    Sponsored by MCC
  • May 17, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Live on Main: Goza

    GOZA (Spanish for “joy”) performs lively songs and dance rhythms from Brazil, Spain and Latin America. The band features guitar, sax, violin, Latin percussion and beautiful, romantic vocals. Goza rhythms include samba, cha-cha, rumba, flamenco, bossa, tango, salsa and Latin jazz. Enjoy the songs of the Buena Vista Social Club, Gipsy Kings, Jobim, Tito Puente, Santana, plus originals. Goza has performed at the Mohegan and Foxwood casinos, Wadsworth Atheneum and many New England colleges.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: The Dehn Gallery
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
    Fee: $10 cover
  • May 21, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    Dental Assistant Information Session

    Students wishing to find about about this program need to attend this mandatory information session. All questions will be answered at this session.
    Location: LRC A108
    Fee: N/A
    Sponsored by N/A
  • May 21, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

    Admissions Information Session

    Learn about the many opportunities, programs and services at MCC. Information about the enrollment process, admissions and financial aid will be discussed. This is a great time to have your questions answered, whether you are a new, returning or transfer student. Take a campus tour and see what MCC has to offer you.
    Location: GPA Community Commons
    Contact: Cynthia Zeldner or 860-512-3214
  • May 22, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Open Mic

    Sign up at the door to perform or just drop in and listen. Featuring emcee Kemet Maroon.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: The Dehn Gallery
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
    Fee: Free admission
  • May 23, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Business After Hours

    Join us in The Dehn Gallery for a business after hours. Network with local professionals and entrepreneurs while enjoying live music, light hors d'oeuvres, and wine by bin228.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: The Dehn Gallery
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
  • May 24, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Open Studio: Life Drawing

    Join us for an open figure drawing session at MCC on Main! This will be a free-form and self-directed life drawing group. Easels, tables and chairs will be available provided; please bring your own materials. Every Friday, 12-3 p.m.
    $8 walk-in fee, $5 for MCC on Main members. Register at the door.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: Seminar Room 1
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
    Fee: $8 walk-in fee, $5 MCC on Main members
  • May 24, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Live on Main: Diomasach

    Diomasach (Gaelic term for ‘Proud,’ pronounced DEE-mish) is the duo of two versatile musicians out of the Greater Hartford area with a repertoire of Folk, Acoustic Rock, Celtic and Jazz music. Together, Steve and Brendan Prout expand upon an unconventional repertoire of sound. With their multi-talents and love of various genres, they look forward to performing to diverse and inquisitive audiences. Wine & beer available from bin228.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: The Dehn Gallery
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
    Fee: $5 cover
  • May 25, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Live on Main: Brian Jackman

    Join us in The Dehn Gallery with Brian Jackman, back by popular demand after a stellar debut performance at Imagine Main Street's April Happening. Jackman, a favorite at open mics in the Collinsville area, joins us from across the river with his blend of acoustic alternative and folk. Wine & beer will be served by bin 228.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: The Dehn Gallery
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
    Fee: $5 cover
  • May 29, 6:00 PM to 8:09 PM

    MCC 23rd Annual Awards Ceremony

    MCC's Annual Awards Ceremony is a traditional event celebrating the success of our students. This event takes place the day before Commencement and allows us to honor our athletes, scholars and community activists for their achievements. This event is by invitation only. If you are an award recipient, please contact your presenter for invitations for your family and friends.
    Location: SBM Charitable Foundation Auditorium - AST Building
    Contact: Sandi Browne or 860-512-2605
  • May 29, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    MCC Foundation Scholarship Reception

    The MCC Foundation Scholarship reception honors students who have been awarded a scholarship and the donors who have made these scholarships possible. The event is combined with the MCC Awards Ceremony so that we may recognize all our students achievements. This event is by invitation only. If you are a scholarship recipient, please contact Diana Reid to RSVP. Scholarship recipients may bring up to two guests.
    Location: Library Fireside Commons, LRC A114
    Contact: Diana Reid or 860-512-2922
  • May 29, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Jazz Jam

    MCC on Main will host the third Manchester monthly jazz jam featuring vocalist Theresa Wright on Wednesday, May 29th, 7-9 PM. Bring your instruments and sign up at the door to perform with our house band; drop in to listen and meet local musicians. Free admission.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: The Dehn Gallery
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
    Fee: Free admission
  • May 30, 5:30 PM to 7:32 PM

    49th Commencement Ceremony

    The 49th Commencement Exercises will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. sharp, at the Bicentennial Band Shell, on the campus lawn. The commencement speaker will be Dr. Henry C. Lee, one of the world's foremost forensic scientists. Dr. Lee's work has made him a landmark in modern-day criminal investigations. He has been a prominent player in many challenging cases of the last 50 years. Dr. Lee has worked with law enforcement agencies in helping to solve more than 8000 cases.
    Location: Bicentennial Band Shell
    Contact: K. Umesh Vig or 860-512-3204
  • May 31, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Open Studio: Life Drawing

    Join us for an open figure drawing session at MCC on Main! This will be a free-form and self-directed life drawing group. Easels, tables and chairs will be available provided; please bring your own materials. Every Friday, 12-3 p.m.
    $8 walk-in fee, $5 for MCC on Main members.
    Register at the door.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: Seminar Room 1
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
    Fee: $8 walk-in fee, $5 MCC on Main members
  • May 31, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Live on Main: Cross-Fluence with Gaslight Arkestra

    Join us in the Dehn Gallery for an evening of jazz and spoken word fusion with Cross-Fluence and Gaslight Arkestra. Gaslight Arkestra lists as musical influences the “Bitches Brew” era of Miles Davis, the more avant-garde years of John Coltrane, the funk jams of Medeski, Martin & Wood, the creativity of John Zorn, and, by virtue of the “Arkestra,” the explorations of Sun Ra; poet Stephen Campiglio joins the band to create Cross-Fluence. Wine & beer available from Bin 228.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: The Dehn Gallery
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
    Fee: $5 cover
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