colby-sawyer events calendar

Upcoming Public Events & Activities

Colby-Sawyer College hosts a wide variety of educational and cultural events that are open to the public. For more information, please call (603) 526-3000. For information about alumni events, visit Alumni & Friends and for athletic events, visit Colby-Sawyer Athletics.

October 2014


'Tomie dePaola: Now'

Through Sunday, Oct. 26 — Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery, Sawyer Fine Arts Center, 5 to 7 p.m.

Tomie dePaola is one of the world's most prolific and popular children's authors and illustrators. He has published nearly 250 books and sold some 15 million copies, as well as won many of the genre's prestigious awards. "Now" opened Sept. 19 just days after dePaola's 80th birthday and highlights his career from the mid-1970s to the present with fine art and book illustrations.

Gallery hours:
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday
1 to 4 p.m., Sunday

Free and open to the public. Learn more here.

Local Arts Forum Features Award-Winning Polish and American Poet Ewa Chrusciel

Wednesday, Oct. 29 — Archives Reading Room, Susan Colgate Cleveland Library/Learning Center, 4 p.m.

The Local Arts Forum opens with a discussion and reading from The Contraband of Hoopoe with Poet and Assistant Professor of Humanities Ewa Chrusciel. Released in early October, Professor Chrusciel's latest collection of poetry explores issues of dislocation, immigration and desire.

Free and open to the public.

Screening and Discussion of 'Northern Borders' with Director Jay Craven

Thursday, Oct. 30 – Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center, 7 p.m.

Critically acclaimed independent filmmaker and director Jay Craven presents a screening and discussion of his most recent film. Shot in New Hampshire and Vermont, "Northern Borders" is the dramatic coming-of-age tale of a boy sent to live on his eccentric grandparents' farm. The unrated film has a running time of 108-minutes.

Free and open to the public.

November 2014


Favorite Films Series Presents 'The Grand Illusion'

Tuesday, Nov. 4 — Clements Hall, Curtis L. Ivey Science Center, 7 to 10 p.m.

Featuring experts from Colby-Sawyer and their favorite cinematic masterworks, a screening and discussion of the 1937 World War I drama “The Grand Illusion” is hosted by the History Club and the Film Club. The unrated French film, with English subtitles, has a running time of 114 minutes.

Free and open to the public.

Discussion on North Korean Citizens and Refugees

Thursday, Nov. 6 — Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center, 5 p.m.

The Sociology Club, in cooperation with Assistant Professor of Sociology Kate Turcotte, hosts non-profit Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) for a discussion and multimedia presentation. The non-profit organization rescues and supports North Korean refugees and educates Americans on the crisis in North Korea.

Free and open to the public. Learn more at http://www.libertyinnorthkorea.org/.

Fine and Performing Arts Department Presents 'The Importance of Being Earnest'

Thursday, Nov. 6 through Saturday, Nov. 8 — Sawyer Center Theater, Sawyer Fine and Performing Arts Center

What's in a name? In Oscar Wilde's witty comedy of manners “The Importance of Being Earnest” love, marriage and inheritance all hinge on who can rightly be called Earnest. Directed by Assistant Professor of Fine and Performing Arts Suzanne Delle, with a scenic design by author and illustrator Tomie dePaola, Colby-Sawyer College's fall production of this classic play promises to up-end your ideas of theatre, manners, and romance.

Performances are scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7 at 8 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at http://www.colby-sawyer.edu/tickets or through the Sawyer Center Box Office (603-526-3670 or boxoffice@colby-sawyer.edu). General admission tickets are $10 or free with a Colby-Sawyer ID.

Annual Faculty Art Exhibition

Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 7 – Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery, Sawyer Center, 5–7 p.m.

Colby-Sawyer Fine Arts faculty display their recent work in ceramics, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Refreshments will be provided.

Following the reception, the exhibition remains open through Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Lake Sunapee Protective Association Featured at Local Arts Forum

Wednesday, Nov. 12 — Archives Reading Room, Susan Colgate Cleveland Library/Learning Center, 4 p.m.

Lake Sunapee Protective Association (LSPA) representatives June Fichter, Bonnie Lewis and Professor Nick Baer discuss the mission and community benefits of the LSPA, current research projects and water quality testing.

Free and open to the public.

Faculty Colloquium Series with Craig Greenman and Eric Boyer

Thursday, Nov. 13 — Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center, 4 to 6 p.m.

Associate Professor of Social Sciences and Education Eric Boyer and Associate Professor of Humanities Craig Greenman will lead the interdisciplinary presentation and discussion “W(h)ither Marx? Locating Marx in the New Millennium” at the monthly colloquium series.

Free and open to the public. Learn more here.

Kearsarge Chorale presents 'An American Songbag: A Celebration of Our Folksong Heritage'

Sunday, Nov. 16 — Sawyer Center Theater, Sawyer Fine and Performing Arts Center, 3 p.m.

The popular local 60-singer ensemble, accompanied by a brass quintet and pianist, perform choral and instrumental folk music by America composers including Daniel Kallman, William Dawson, Gwyneth Walker and Aaron Copeland.

General admission seating. Suggested donation of $10.

CSC Players Present Improv Show

Thursday, Nov. 20 — Ivey 104, Curtis L. Ivey Science Center, 7 p.m.

The student-run CSC Players present their Improv Troupe in an unpredictable, unscripted performance that encourages audience participation.

Open to the public. Donations appreciated.

CSC Singers Host Annual Holiday Concert

Friday, Nov. 21 — Sawyer Center Theater, Sawyer Fine and Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m.

Under the direction of Adjunct Professor of Fine and Performing Arts Jean Liepold, an ensemble of 40 students and community members perform classic and modern holiday selections.

Tickets are available at http://www.colby-sawyer.edu/tickets or through the Sawyer Center Box Office (603-526-3670 or boxoffice@colby-sawyer.edu). General admission tickets are $5 or free with a Colby-Sawyer ID.

December 2014


Thursday's Child Dinner to Benefit Adventures in Learning

Thursday, Dec. 5 – The Coach House Restaurant at the New London Inn, 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Colby Sawyer College's adult-learning program Adventures in Learning (AIL) is the featured beneficiary of The Coach House Restaurant's charitable giving series. Proceeds will benefit the AIL's Achievement Award Scholarship Fund. Reserve your table at (603) 526-2791.

CSC Players Present Winter Cabaret

Wednesday, Dec. 10 — Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center, 7 p.m.

The student-run Colby-Sawyer Players present songs and short skits from well-known plays and musicals, as well as original works.

Open to the public. Donations appreciated.

CSC Players Present Improv Show

Thursday, Dec. 11 — Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center, 7 p.m.

The student-run CSC Players present their Improv Troupe in an unpredictable, unscripted performance that encourages audience participation.

Open to the public. Donations appreciated.

Fine and Performing Arts Department Presents 'Fifth Position' Dance Ensemble

Friday, Dec. 12 — Sawyer Center Theater, Sawyer Fine and Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m.

This two-act evening of dance features original choreography with genres ranging from classical ballet, to jazz, contemporary, modern, hip hop, and classical Chinese.

Tickets are available at http://www.colby-sawyer.edu/tickets or through the Sawyer Center Box Office (603-526-3670 or boxoffice@colby-sawyer.edu). Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children/students, or free with a Colby-Sawyer ID.

Eighth Annual New London TubaChristmas

Saturday, Dec. 20 — Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center, 2 p.m.

Created in 1974 as a tribute to tuba player and teacher William Bell, the first TubaChristmas concert was held in New York's Rockefeller Plaza. It has grown to include more than 250 locations throughout the United States and several countries. The New London TubaChristmas, led by Aarne Vesilind, features tuba, sousaphone, euphonium and baritone horn players from across the nation playing Christmas carols, first with instruments only and then with the audience singing along.

Free and open to the public.