Jewett Center for Community Partnerships

Poetry Potluck at the Buttonwood Tree

From arts2go.org, Middletown’s premiere arts event calendar: “Poetry Potluck is an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works. It isn’t an open mike. Almost like a salon, it’s a gathering for discussion and literary conversation using poetry as the focal point. It will occur on the…

First Friday: Middletown History; This Friday!

An invitation from the wonderful Professor Krishna Winston: Dear Friends, I hope you will be able to come: The final First Friday program sponsored by the Center for Community Partnerships will feature the students in Ron Schatz’s Middletown History service-learning course. Please note that this program actually takes place on the SECOND Friday of May…

CCP’s Did You Know? Fact #26.

It’s the last fact of the Did You Know? series! Why not go out with a festival? This Saturday, from 2-5PM, the Middletown ReMix Festival will take place all over our city. This free event (rain or shine) has a host of activities. To find out more visit the Middletown ReMix website, and on the…

Pssst…Middletown ReMix.

Ever wanted to dance outside of It’s Only Natural Market? How about join a diverse group of Middletown dancers (beginners reign here) for what’s sure to be an awesome day of sight, sounds, moves, and general creativity? We’ll let the video link speak, er…move for itself.

Did You Know? Fact #25.

“History is all around us.” I think I’ve heard someone say that…somewhere. But can we deny its truthfulness? In Middletown, especially, there is a rich history that can be seen even today. One walk down High Street brings a lot of history to light. Why are there so many mansions on one block? Is Russell…

Did You Know? Fact #24.

This week’s post details the weekly public observing events at the Van Vleck Observatory. Situated in the middle of Wesleyan’s campus, the Observatory plays host to a variety of astronomy-related events. From the Observatory website: “MONTHLY SATURDAY NIGHT OBSERVING (RUNS ALL YEAR LONG) Organized and hosted by the Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford (ASGH), this…

Middletown Potluck! This Sunday at 200 Church

This Sunday, May 5th, join Middletown Potluck at 200 Church for food & new friends. Middletown Potluck is a community collaboration that creates a positive, inclusive space for students and community members to break bread and get to know each other. While prior Potlucks were held at Green Street, this Sunday’s Potluck will be on…

Job Opportunity // UConn Office of Community Outreach

University of Connecticut – Office of Community Outreach (Student Activities) Community Outreach Program Assistant Program Assistant II – UCP IV Position Summary: The University of Connecticut’s Department of Student Activities announces an opening for a full-timeCommunity Outreach Program Assistant II (UCP IV) position. The selected candidate will provide programmatic and administrative support to various initiatives for students,…

Volunteer Opportunity // Shred!

Just in from Kim O’Rourke: Hi Everybody, We are still looking for a couple more volunteers for our Shred Event this Saturday from  9 – 11 am at the Water and Sewer Department in Middletown.  We need help directing cars and unloading boxes.  If you know of anyone interested – or high school students looking…

Did You Know? Fact #23.

For the past couple of years, New England has seen some pretty wicked weather. Between snow storms, hurricanes, power outages, and the like, a group of first responders known as CERT (also known as) C-CERT came through with aid. From a Post-Nemo article on C-Cert: Wesleyan’s Campus Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT), made up of…