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Events from October 1 – 4, 2020

 

Legend:
Art, Music, Theatre and Other Live Performances
Athletics
Career Success Center
Film
Housing & Residence Life
Lectures and Workshops
Recreation and Wellness
Social
Student Organization Meetings
Trips
Other

More events will be added throughout the week – please check back


Thursday, October 1

CAREER FAIR/HANDSHAKE PREPARATION WORKSHOP: The Career Success Center will host a virtual Career Fair/Handshake Preparation workshop from 11 a.m. to noon. Free and open to WCSU students only. Sign up at www.wcsu.edu/handshake or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

YOGA: Get some fresh air! Group Exercise class offered by WestConn REC. Every Tuesday/Thursday at 12:30 p.m. on the Midtown campus under the tent on the REC Field by the Science Building.

Newman Center Food PantryLET’S TALK: Would you like the perspective of a counselor or to learn more about WCSU Counseling Services? Do you have a specific problem related to yourself or a friend? Drop-in for a free and confidential informal consultation with a WCSU Counselor. No appointment is needed! From 2 to 3 p.m. WebEx URL: https://wcsu.webex.com/meet/counselingservices.

PAC GIVEAWAY CONTINUED – DIY BEDROOM DECORATING: The deadline to submit is at 2:30 p.m. Enter to win a $70 gift card. Rules: 1. You must be following PAC Instagram @wcsu_pac. 2. You must tag 2+friends in the comments. 3. Comment on your favorite bedroom style.

PAC BONUS CONTEST: The 25 winners of the $70 gift card can enter a contest to win a $150 gift card. Rules: 1. Students will use the $70 Amazon gift card to buy items to decorate their own bedrooms. 2. Students must then send PAC’s Travel & Novelty Chair a Tik-Tok length video (60 Seconds Max.) of how they decorated their room. 3. Winning students must include a “before” shot of what their rooms looked like before they decorate, in the 60 seconds. 4. The video must highlight all new items purchased for this contest. 5. Students should be creative in how they show off their rooms. (MTV Cribs Room Tour) 6. Students must send PAC’s Travel & Novelty Chair a receipt of all items purchased to confirm the budget was not surpassed. 7. Students must send PAC’s Travel & Novelty Chair their Tik-Tok (or 60 Sec. video) to be then posted on PAC’s Instagram to be voted on by WCSU students. 8. The ONE student with the most votes for their bedroom decorating video wins a $150 gift card! Submission date: TBD

NEWMAN CENTER FOOD PANTRY: Any WCSU student who is hungry and in need can stop by the Newman Center behind Litchfield Hall on 8th Avenue between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. and pick up a bag of non-perishables, sponsored by the Newman Club. Bring your student ID and wear a mask.

Diversity in the WorkforceDIVERSITY IN THE WORKFORCE VIRTUAL PANEL: The Career Success Center will host a virtual panel, “Diversity in the Workforce,” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Open to WCSU students and alumni only. Sign up at www.wcsu.edu/handshake or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

GET YOUR PRIORITIES STRAIGHT: Centennial Hall residents are invited to join RA Caitlyn at 6 p.m. for this WebEx program. Reach out to Erin for more information.

TRANSFORMING GROUP: Apex Community Care is hosting a peer support group for transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming folx (18+) via Zoom from 6 to 7 p.m.  every Thursday. Learn more here.

Coffeehouse Megan lyon on 10-1-20 MIDTOWN COFFEEHOUSE: Join us for a Coffeehouse under the tent on the Recreation Field next to the Science Building at 8 p.m. Sign up for Open Mic begins at 7:30 p.m. The Featured Act this week is Megan Lyon. [More information]


Friday, October 2

SAFE WALK: The SafeWalk is the Women’s Center of Greater Danbury’s premier event to unite the community in our mission to end domestic violence and raise much needed funds to support our programs. This year, SafeWalk will be VIRTUAL so you can walk, run, bike or even hopscotch your way through a 4K any time the weekend of October 2 – 4.  Stroll through your neighborhood, jump on the treadmill (or literally jump on a trampoline!)  or even meet friends, safely social distancing at the track or your favorite park. Proceeds benefit our FREE and confidential programs. [More Information]

Halloween TreeCITYCENTER DANBURY FARMERS’ MARKET: CityCenter Danbury hosts the weekly Danbury Farmers’ Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Danbury Railway Museum on 120 White Street. Must wear a mask to the market!

HALLOWEEN TREE PAINTING: Create Escape Studio on 18 Great Plain Road presents a festive painting to event to create your own ceramic Halloween tree. Register here and choose from the 1 to 3 p.m. or 5 to 7 p.m. event time options. BYOB and snacks are welcome.

FIGHTER FITNESS: Group Exercise class offered by WestConn REC. Every Friday at 3 p.m. on the Midtown campus.

FUSED GLASS AUTUMN LANTERN: Create a unique fused glass Autumn Lantern to decorate your home for fall at Create Escape Studio on 18 Great Plain Road at 5 p.m. Register here for $40 per person.

FRIDAY DIY FUN NIGHT: Board & Brush on 7 Eagle Road Suite 200 presents a fun event for date night or girl’s night to create a unique wood sign with materials and step-by-step instructions provided for $68.

JUST ADDED: GSA TRIVIA NIGHT: WCSU’s Gay-Straight-Alliance will be hosting a trivia night in celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month! This event starts at 8 p.m. and is for WCSU students only. Trivia will be on Kahoot and a sign up on Google forms will be required for participation. The Google form can be found in their linktree. Join GSA for trivia night and $140 worth of gift card prizes!


Saturday, October 3

SAFE WALK: The SafeWalk is the Women’s Center of Greater Danbury’s premier event to unite the community in our mission to end domestic violence and raise much needed funds to support our programs. This year, SafeWalk will be VIRTUAL so you can walk, run, bike or even hopscotch your way through a 4K any time the weekend of Safe WalkOctober 2 – 4. Stroll through your neighborhood, jump on the treadmill (or literally jump on a trampoline!)  or even meet friends, safely social distancing at the track or your favorite park. Proceeds benefit our FREE and confidential programs. [More Information]

SATURDAY MORNING MEDITATION: Join Yoga Culture for studies in dharma and meditation every Saturday morning from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. Discussions on various topics including self-study, meditation, self-improvement, mindfulness and joy will be then followed by a 30-minute guided breath-based meditation. Cost is $10. Classes will be held on Yoga Culture’s Zoom account. Sign up on the mindbody app or at https://weareyogaculture.com/.

STAMPING 101 FOR WORLD CARD MAKING DAY: The Stamp Coach presents a Facebook live stream here to introduce basic stamping products and to demonstrate basic stamping techniques from 11 a.m. to noon.

WITCH HAT & WAND: Create Escape Studio on 18 Great Plain Road is offering a clay workshop to create a witch hat and wand decoration, perfect for Halloween decorating, at 1 p.m. for the cost of $33 per person. Register here.

Haunted HousePAINT N’ SIP: Register here for a Paint n’ Sip hosted by Create Escape Studio on 18 Great Plain Road at 5 p.m. Step by step instructions as well as materials will provided to paint a Haunted House for $35 a person. BYOB and snacks are welcome.

A NIGHT OF HOPE FOR MBC: Join A Night of Hope for MBC at the Amber Room Colonnade on 1 Stacy Road from 5 to 10 p.m. to contribute to the fight against metastatic breast cancer. All proceeds will be donated to The Cancer Couch Foundation


Sunday, October 4

SAFE WALK: The SafeWalk is the Women’s Center of Greater Danbury’s premier event to unite the community in our mission to end domestic violence and raise much needed funds to support our programs. This year, SafeWalk will be VIRTUAL so you can walk, run, bike or even hopscotch your way through a 4K any time the weekend of October 2 – 4.  Stroll through your neighborhood, jump on the treadmill (or literally jump on a trampoline!)  or even meet friends, safely social distancing at the track or your favorite park. Proceeds benefit our FREE and confidential E-Sports Competitionprograms. [More Information]

E-SPORTS COMPETITION: WestConn REC is offering E-Sports competition in Rocket League, Overwatch and Madden 21! This is individual competition versus other WestConn students. Last day to register via IMLeagues (select Western Connecticut State University and enter your school e-mail address). The season will run from 10/05 through 10/31.

LIVE BRUNCHEONS AND DRAGONS: The Danbury Public Library is offering a live virtual Dungeons and Dragons game via Discord from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a virtual BYOB (Bring Your Own Brunch) meetup for adult beginners and those interested who have never played Dungeons and Dragons. Registration is free, must be 18 or older.

FALL CLAY GNOMES: Make your own clay gnome to add to your autumn decorations at Create Escape Studio on 18 Great Plain Road at 2 p.m. for $37 per person including all materials, firings, paint as well as instruction. Register here.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON DIY WORKSHOP: Board & Brush on 7 Eagle Road Suite 200 presents a workshop to create your own unique wood sign from 4 to 7 p.m. for $68.

TRADFEST AT THE IRISH CULTURAL CENTER: The Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center on 6 Lake Avenue is hosting this year’s TradFest from 12 to 6:30 p.m. featuring traditional Irish music. The cost of this event is $10 and the event will be limited to 75 people to allow for social distancing so buy tickets here before 10/2. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the door. Food and drinks are available for purchase for TradFest attendees.

Newman Center HoursNEWMAN CENTER MASS: Join the Newman Center for Mass every Sunday at 5 p.m. Check the website for other mass times and Newman Center hours during the week. [More Information]

COFFEE & COCKTAILS: BYOB (or C) and join the First Congregational Church of Danbury for a chat on Zoom from 5 to 5:45 p.m. here.


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

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Events in Downtown Danbury and the residence halls will be added by Thursday.