MCC On Main September & October Events

Manchester, CT (September 10, 2012)… MCC on Main, Manchester Community College’s Arts and Education Center, has scheduled the following events for the months of September and October.

September 13 – MCC on Main Grand Opening Fundraiser: Pre-opening Wine and Champagne Reception: Charles Cheney Mansion, 5:30 p.m. Dessert Reception, Art Show and Sale. MCC on Main, Gallery, 903 Main St., Manchester, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. To purchase a ticket, call 860-512-3603 or smills@manchestercc.edu. Tickets: $60.

September 14 - MCC Alumni and Fine Arts Students Exhibition: An exhibition featuring work by alumni and Fine Art students, including painting, photography, printmaking and ceramics. MCC on Main, Gallery, 903 Main St., Manchester. For more information, call 860-512-2693.

September 14 - Live on Main Presents Cross-Fluence and Gaslight Arkestra: Jazz and spoken word, and jazz fusion. Live of Main features local musicians of all genres on Friday nights. Beer and wine available from bin228. MCC on Main, Gallery, 903 Main St., Manchester, 7:00 p.m. – 10 p.m. Fee: $5.00 at the door.

September 16 - Zumba Fitness Party: Zumba combines Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout system. MCC on Main, Seminar Room I, 903 Main St., Manchester, 10:00 a.m. For more information, contact jbritton@manchestercc.edu. Fee: $8 walk-in fee. $60 for 10 sessions.

September 19 - Urban Storytellers Featuring Tracy Caldwell: Tracy “Mind.Evolution”. Caldwell is a spoken word artist who writes and is inspired by, not only her own struggles, personal and social, but also the struggles of women as a whole. Born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut this single mother finds and gives hope through her performances. Currently she is the director of the one woman stage play “Wide Open” and founding creator of “The Thick Chronicles: A Body Image Story”. She’s graced stages across the United States, from NYC to San Diego. MCC on Main, Gallery, 903 Main St., Manchester, 6:00 p.m. For more information, contact Ta'Shema Odoms at 860-647-6030. Fee: $5.00 at the door.

September 20 - Mishi-maya-gat Spoken Word & Music Series: At 7:00 p.m. Kaleidos, with Yovianna Garcia, classical guitar, and multi-percussionist Sayun Chang. Yovianna Garcia earned a master of music degree in classical guitar performance at the Hartt School of Music and teaches in Hartt's Community Division, the Music and Arts Center in West Hartford, the Community School of the Arts at UConn, and at her own private guitar studio. Sayun Chang has collaborated with Taiwanese indigenous dance groups and performed in international folk festivals throughout Turkey, Greece, Canada and Hungary. She is a doctoral student at The Hartt School, where she studies orchestral percussion and multiple-hand drumming. She received her master’s degree from The Hartt School.

Beginning at 8:00 p.m. - Featured poets Marilyn Nelson and Michael Palma. Marilyn Nelson, CT’s former State Poet Laureate, Professor Emerita of English at UConn, and 2012 winner of the Frost Medal from the Poetry Society of America, has a new poetry collection, Faster than Light: New and Selected Poems, due out from LSU Press in 2013. She is also founder and director of Soul Mountain Retreat, a small writers' colony in East Haddam. Michael Palma’s new poetry collection is Begin in Gladness (Star Cloud Press, 2011), as well as the 2008 online chapbook, The Ghost of Congress Street. He is also an award-winning translator of Italian poetry, including the work of Dante and Guido Gozzano and co-edited the anthology, New Italian Poets, named one of ten Outstanding Translations of the Year in 1991. Beer and wine available from bin228. MCC on Main, Gallery. 903 Main St., Manchester. Sponsored by the MCC Foundation Annual Fund. For more information visit http://www.manchestercc.edu/faculty/spoken.php.

September 21 - Live on Main Presents The Rahsaan Langley Project: R&B, neo-spoul, Motown. Live of Main features local musicians of all genres on Friday nights. Beer and wine available from bin228. MCC on Main, Gallery, 903 Main St., Manchester, 7:00 p.m. – 10 p.m. Fee: $5.00 at the door.

September 23 - Zumba Fitness Party: Zumba combines Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout system. MCC on Main, Seminar Room I, 903 Main St., Manchester, 10:00 a.m. For more information, contact jbritton@manchestercc.edu. Fee: $8 walk-in fee. $60 for 10 sessions.

September 27 - Gallery Reception: MCC Fine Arts and Alumni Exhibition: An exhibition of work by MCC Fine Arts Faculty will be the inaugural show in the gallery. These professional artists will give a sense of the wide-ranging possibilities present in the world of art today. The exhibition will help grow the partnership between MCC and the downtown and surrounding community. MCC on Main, Gallery, 903 Main St., Manchester at 6:00 p.m. Show runs form September 13 – October 25. For more information about this exhibition, contact Susan Classen-Sullivan at 860-512-2693.

September 28 - Live on Main Presents Trainwreck Jerry: Folk/Country. Live of Main features local musicians of all genres on Friday nights. Beer and wine available from bin228. MCC on Main, Gallery, 903 Main St., Manchester, 7:00 p.m. – 10 p.m. Fee: $5.00 at the door.

September 30 - Zumba Fitness Party: Zumba combines Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout system. MCC on Main, Seminar Room I, 903 Main St., Manchester, 10:00 a.m. For more information, contact jbritton@manchestercc.edu. Fee: $8 walk-in fee. $60 for 10 sessions.

October 3 - Student Activities Open Mic: Poetry, spoken word and music. MCC on Main, Gallery, 903 Main St., Manchester, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Hosted by MCC students. For more information, contact tbarber@manchestercc.edu.

October 5 - Marketing Your Business to the State and Federal Agencies: MCC’s Entrepreneurship Center, in partnership with CT Procurement Technical Assistance Program and SBA’s CT District Office, will be hosting a series of interactive procurement workshops. Pre-registration is not required but encouraged. MCC on Main, Seminar Room I, 903 Main St., Manchester, 1:00 p.m. To register call Lisa Powell at 860-240-4892 or email lisa.powell@sba.gov.

October 5 - Books to Film Series, featuring: The Woman in Black by Susan Hill: In London, lawyer Arthur Kipps still grieves the death of his beloved wife Stella on the delivery of their son Joseph four years ago. He is assigned to travel to the remote village of Cryphin Gifford to examine the documentation of the Eel Marsh House that belonged to the recently deceased Mrs. Drablow. Arthur goes to the isolated manor and soon he finds that Eel Marsh House is haunted by the vengeful ghost of a woman dressed in black. Stars Daniel Radcliffe. 95 mins. Thriller/Horror. Rated PG-13. MCC on Main, Seminar Room II, 903 Main St., Manchester, 7:00 p.m. There will be a brief discussion after each film. This project is funded in part by the MCC Foundation. Visit http://mcc.commnet.libguides.com/bookstofilm to view the trailer for each film. Call 860-512-2874 or email eangry-smith@manchestercc.edu to reserve your seat.

October 6 - Main Street Saturday Storytelling: Local storyteller Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti from East Hartford will be presenting a three-week "Gumbo Soup" series of African American and Choctaw folktales for all ages starting on October 6. MCC on Main, Gallery, 903 Main St., Manchester, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. $5 donation at the door.

October 7 - Zumba Fitness Party: Zumba combines Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout system. MCC on Main, Seminar Room I, 903 Main St., Manchester, 10:00 a.m. For more information, contact jbritton@manchestercc.edu Fee: $8 walk-in fee. $60 for 10 sessions.

October 10 - Student Activities Open Mic: Poetry, spoken word and music. Hosted by MCC students. MCC on Main, Gallery, 903 Main St., Manchester, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. For more information, contact tbarber@manchestercc.edu.

October 12 - Live on Main Presents Violinist, John Randolph: Classical, contemporary
"Live of Main" features local musicians of all genres on Friday nights. Beer and wine available from bin228. MCC on Main, Gallery, 903 Main St., Manchester, 7:00 p.m. – 10 p.m. Fee: $5.00 at the door.

October 14 - Zumba Fitness Party: Zumba combines Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout system. At MCC on Main, Seminar Room I, 903 Main St., Manchester, 10:00 a.m. For more information, contact jbritton@manchestercc.edu. Fee: $8 walk-in fee. $60 for 10 sessions.

October 18 - Mishi-maya-gat Spoken Word & Music Series: 7:00 p.m.- Poet Nicole Terez Dutton, who won the 2011 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. 8:00 p.m. - 016 Ensemble, based in Hartford, is dedicated to performing the works of contemporary, and especially CT, composers. MCC on Main, Gallery. 903 Main St., Manchester. Sponsored by the MCC Foundation Annual Fund. For more information visit http://www.manchestercc.edu/faculty/spoken.php.

October 19 - Live on Main Presents JoyCo Jazz Trio: Jazz, Standards. "Live of Main" features local musicians of all genres on Friday nights. Beer and wine available from bin228. MCC on Main, Gallery, 903 Main St., Manchester, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Fee: $5.00 at the door.

October 21 - Zumba Fitness Party: Zumba combines Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout system. MCC on Main, Seminar Room I, 903 Main St., Manchester, 10:00 a.m. For more information, contact jbritton@manchestercc.edu. Fee: $8 walk-in fee. $60 for 10 sessions.

October 24 - Urban Storytellers Features Brenda’s Child: Brenda’s Child, born Latoya Bosworth, has made it her life’s mission is to inspire people through poetry and stories and through leading by example with courage, confidence, and integrity. Her poetry is currently featured in the Pen&Ink column of the community newspaper, An African American Point of View. In April of 2007, Brenda's Child self-published her first book of poetry entitled A Piece of My Mind...Poetic Confessions of a Self-Proclaimed Diva. Brenda's Child is also a columnist for Lioness Magazine, a special education teacher, and founder of the mentoring program “Keep Youth Dreaming and Striving”. MCC on Main, Gallery, 903 Main St., Manchester, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Fee: $5.00 at the door.

October 28 - Zumba Fitness Party: Zumba combines Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout system. MCC on Main, Seminar Room I, 903 Main St., Manchester, 10:00 a.m. For more information, contact jbritton@manchestercc.edu. Fee: $8 walk-in fee. $60 for 10 sessions.

October 31 - Haunted House Night: Haunted House hosted by Student Activities. MCC on Main, Gallery and Seminar Rooms, 903 Main St., Manchester, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. For more information, contact: tbarber@manchestercc.edu.

MCC is pleased to partner with bin228, Hartford’s premier wine bar, at select events (as noted) wine and beer will be available for sale.

For additional information on these events, please visit the Manchester Community College website at www.manchestercc.edu/mcc-on-main or www.facebook.com/mcconmain. Except where noted, all events are free and open to the public.

Students of any age who possess the desire to pursue higher education are welcome at Manchester Community College. MCC is proud of its academic excellence, new facilities, flexible schedules, small classes, low tuition and faculty with both academic and “real world” credentials. The college offers over 60 programs, transfer options, financial aid and scholarships, as well as access to baccalaureate degrees through guaranteed admissions programs with several universities. MCC is situated on a park-like campus and is easily accessible from I-84.

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News Item Posted On: September 10, 2012
For Additional Information Contact: Bonnie Willgoos at 860-512-2928