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Events from Thursday, 2/21 through Sunday, 2/24, 2019

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Social
Student Organization Meetings
Trips
Other

Thursday, 2/21

Hungry and in Need? FlyerHUNGRY & IN NEED?: Visit the WCSU Newman Food Pantry from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Newman Center across from Newbury Hall (Midtown) and get a bag full of food to use over the weekend (limit of one bag). Be sure to bring your WCSU ID: you must be currently registered for classes and pick up your bag yourself. Call (203) 744-5846 for more information.

NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY: In celebration of National Pancake Day, Sodexo will host a Pancake Dinner from 4 to 7:30 p.m. in the Midtown Student Center Restaurant. Students can use a meal swipe, flex points ConnectCash, cash or credit card; and faculty, staff and the public can pay $10. [More information]

BEYOND THE LABORATORY: HOW TO BE A SCIENCE ADVOCATE AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT: WCSU Entomologist Dr. Rayda Krell will present this lecture at 4 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building (Midtown). Offered as part of the continuing “Research Seminar” series hosted by the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, a reception will follow in the Science Building Atrium. [More information]

ACCOUNTING SOCIETY: Are you interested in joining the Accounting Society? Come to the Westside Campus Center Room 212/14 from 4 to 5 p.m.

GAMING CLUB: Meets every Thursday from 5 to 10:30 p.m. in Room 201 of the Midtown Student Center.

Monster MinigolfCHESS CLUB: The Danbury Public Library on 170 Main Street will be hosting a chess club at 5 p.m. for anyone who wants to learn how to play chess or learn more strategies taught by experienced chess player William Mattison. This event is free.

ZENTANGLE WORKSHOP: Create Escape on 18 Great Plain Road will host a workshop to create a pottery using fun and intricate designs with repetition of dots and lines from 6 to 9 pm. The cost of this workshop is free, pay only for the pottery you choose to paint.

THURSDAY THREADS: The Danbury Public Library on 170 Main Street will host a knitting group with lessons on how to knit from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and will begin with their first project of making scarves to donate. This event is free for all participants.

RELAY FOR LIFE OF GREATER DANBURY KICKOFF: Relay For Life of Greater Danbury Kickoff will be held at Arthur Murray Dance Center of Danbury on 345 Main Street at 6 p.m.

BIBLE STUDY: From 6 to 7 p.m. on the third floor of the Westside Campus Center. For more information, email wegiel003@connect.wcsu.edu.

MONSTER MINI GOLF: The Newman Club and SGA will host a night of Monster Mini Golf at 7:30 p.m. at 13 Stony Hill Road in Bethel. Open to WCSU students only, the cost is $5 and space is limited to 15 students. Transportation will be provided. Reserve a spot by sending an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu.

COFFEEHOUSE: Come for an open mic beginning at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, Mandala, in the Colonial Corner in the Midtown Student Center. [More information]

SMOKE SCREEN: UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF MARIJUANA POLITICS & POWER: PAC will present a talk by attorney Moe Spencer at 7 p.m. in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom. Spencer will discuss the history of marijuana growth in the United States, the political reasons why it became illegal, and the origins of its classification as a Schedule Moe Spencer TalkOne Narcotic. Open to WCSU students only. For more information, email  pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu


Friday, 2/22

THE ESCAPE ROOM: This program is open to all Pinney residents. Residents will meet in the lobby of Pinney at 5:30 p.m. then ride to the Escape room located near the mall for a 6 p.m. start. This program is showing residents a fun activity to do outside the confines of WCSU.

U.S. AIR FORCE HERITAGE BRASS: The Department of Music will present the United States Air Force Heritage Brass Band at 7 p.m. in the VPAC Concert Hall. Comprised of 10 brass players, a percussionist and vocalist, the ensemble maintains a rigorous performance schedule presenting a diverse repertoire featuring orchestral transcriptions, patriotic favorites, jazz standards, new compositions and distinctive arrangements. Admission is free, but registration is required. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/united-states-air-force-heritage-brass-tickets-55039057302 or call (203) 837-8732.

AFTER HOURS – REC AFTER DARK ICE SKATING: Rec Council will host “After Hours – REC After Dark Ice Skating.” Enjoy a free open skate including skate rental and free pizza from 10:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. at the Danbury Ice Arena, 1 Independence Way Ice Skating Flyer for Rec After Darkin Danbury. Open to WCSU students only and shuttles will stop for those who need a ride. [More information]


Saturday, 2/23

BUTTERNUT TRIP: PAC will host a trip to Butternut in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, for a day of skiing and/or snowboarding. The bus will depart the Midtown campus at 7 a.m. and the Westside campus at 7:30 a.m. Tickets are $10 for WCSU students with ID, and include transportation, boots and ski/snowboard rentals and a full-day lift ticket. Tickets are on sale now at the Info Desks in the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center. For more information, email pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

SATURDAY MORNING PILATES: The Willows of Danbury Massage and Wellness Center on 12 Mill Plain Road will host a Saturday Morning Pilates class from 8 to 9 a.m. for $16.

Black Heritage Series StampsCOMMEMORATIVE POSTAGE STAMPS: BLACK HERITAGE SERIES: The Danbury Public Library will be hosting a presentation by Alicia Labrador, an avid collector of US Black Heritage Stamps, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Alicia will be discussing important leaders, inventors, educators, entrepreneurs, artists and athletes featured on these commemorative stamps.

WORKSPACE, WINE + DATE: Workspace Collective on 287 Main Street will host their first sip and paint party from to 7 p.m. led by Crystal Keeler of Meadowlark Handcrafted. The price of this event is $35.

“HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD”: PAC will host a screening of “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden Worldat 6:30 p.m. at AMC Danbury, 61 Eagle Road in Danbury. Tickets are $1 for WCSU students and $5 for students’ guests, and are on sale now at the Info Desks in the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center. “When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn’t the only Night Fury, he must seek ‘The Hidden World,’ a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first (IMDb). For more information, email pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Marian Anderson CelebrationMARIAN ANDERSON CELEBRATION: The SVPA will present a Marian Anderson Celebration with vocalist Christine Jobson and pianist Gregory Thompson at 7 p.m. in the VPAC Concert Hall. The event celebrates the birthday of Marian Anderson. Light refreshments will be served. [More information]

BOUNCE TRIP: The Black Student Union will host a trip at 8:30 p.m. to Bounce Indoor Trampoline Sports, 21 Prindle Lane in Danbury. Free and open to WCSU students only on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, email williams467@connect.wcsu.edu

BLACK HISTORY MONTH TRIVIA: From 6 to 7 p.m., RA Ian Lachowski will be hosting a cultural awareness program centered around Black History Month Trivia. All are welcome to attend. The program will take place in the 2nd Floor Lounge of Litchfield Hall. Food and prizes will be offered.

COMEDY WITH ANDREW KENNEDY: The Palace Danbury on 165 Main Street will present a night of stand-up comedy featuring Andrew Kennedy and special guest Motts Pelazza at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30.


Sunday, 2/24

Kindness Rocks flyerCHIPS TIPS: Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m., ARM Sara Slaiby will be offering her Study Skills program to the hall where she will be giving out bags of chips with study tips attached to them. ARM Sara will then also be keeping herself available after to meet with any students that would like assistance with their academics. This program will be happening in the Fairfield Hall Lobby. Anyone is welcomed to come.

BISQUE AND BRUNCH: Create Escape on 18 Great Plain Road will host a Sunday brunch featuring pottery painting, glass fusing and a light brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost of this event is $10 per person and pre-registration is required.

KINDNESS ROCKS PAINT EVENT: Join us at The Willows of Danbury Massage and Wellness Center on 12 Mill Plain Road from to 3 p.m. to paint kindness rocks to be donated to a local shelter and medical crisis family.

WCSU JAZZ COMBOS: At 3 p.m. in the VPAC Concert Hall. [More information]

SUNDAY MASS: AJazz Combos Flyert the Newman Center across from Newbury Hall (Midtown). Holy Hour at 4 p.m., followed by Mass at 5 p.m. [More information]

DRUM CIRCLE: A Common Ground on 33 Crosby Street will host a community drum circle from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a suggested donation of $5. No experience is necessary and extra drums and food will be provided.

GRASSO POETS SOCIETY: Are you a poetry fan? Do you write your own poetry? Come to the Grasso Lounge every Sunday at 6 p.m. for the Grasso Poets Society. Members can share their own works or read and discuss their favorites.


For a complete listing of all upcoming events, please click here. All listings are subject to change.

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