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.

September 2015


The 10th Annual Colby-Sawyer College Community Dash & Stroll

Saturday, September 12 - Registration on Front Lawn begins at 9:30 a.m. (rain location Thornton Living Room, Colgate Hall)

Start time for walkers is 9:45 a.m. and 10 a.m. for runners.

Join President Thomas C. Galligan Jr. for the non-competitive fun run and walk that he established during his first year at the college. Since 2006, the 5k has celebrated opening week at Colby-Sawyer and the close relationship between the college and its neighboring communities. Beginning at Colgate Hall, the route winds through downtown and residential areas, and ends back on campus. Community members of all ages are invited to participate free of charge.

Summer Music Associates Presents The Tamburitzans

Saturday, September 12 – Sawyer Center Theater, Sawyer Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.

The Duquesne University Tamburitzans are a unique ensemble of talented young folk artists dedicated to the performance and preservation of the music, songs, and dances of Eastern Europe and neighboring folk cultures. As America's longest-running multicultural song and dance company, The Tamburitzans bring audiences to their feet through song and dance with authentic instruments and costumes.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $5 for students. For tickets and more information visit www.summermusicassociates.com or call (603) 526-­8234.

Fine and Performing Arts Department Hosts 'Women at Work: 36 Contemporary Artists'

Opening Reception on Thursday, September 17 – Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery, Sawyer Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m.

The Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery at Colby-Sawyer College is proud to exhibit the work of 36 celebrates outstanding contemporary women artists. The engaging and diverse work on exhibit encompasses painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, ceramics and graphic design. Working Women is comprised of emerging, young artists and demonstrated masters, many of whom reside in the Northeast, as well as artists living and working throughout the United States.

Following the opening, the exhibition will remains through Tuesday, November 3. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free and open to the public.

October 2015


CSC Players Presents Fall Theater Performance

Thursday, October 1 through Saturday, October 3 – Sawyer Center Theater, Sawyer Fine Arts Center

More information to follow.

Cultural Events Committee Presents “Baseball is Better than Democracy: The National Pastime as National Tragedy”

Monday, October 5 - Archives Reading Room, Susan Colgate Cleveland Library/Learning Center, 4 p.m.

Associate Professor of English at Western Connecticut State University, Donald P. Gagnon, Ph.D., discusses sexuality in the history of baseball. With research interests that include early American literature, modern drama, African American literature and LGBTQ literature, Dr. Gagnon has published and presented fiction and criticism on a wide range of topics at variety of venues. He has served as board representative to the Northeast Modern Language Association and is active as advisor of the English and English Honors societies, as well as the Gay/Straight Alliance.

Free and open to the public.

Back by Popular Demand: Canadian Musician Calum Graham

Wednesday, October 21 - Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center, 7 p.m.

Alberta-based singer, songwriter and renowned fingerstyle guitarist Calum Graham returns to Colby-Sawyer for a highly anticipated encore performance. A self-taught guitar prodigy who emerged into the Canadian music scene at age 13, the now 23-year-old musician has released four acclaimed albums, won major national music competitions, performed at the Olympic Games in both Vancouver and London, racked up commendable views on YouTube, and was most recently named one of the top 30 guitarists in the world under 30 by Acoustic Guitar Magazine.

Free and open to the public.

November 2015


Fine and Performing Arts Department Presents 'Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play'

Thursday, November 5 through Saturday, October 3 – Sawyer Center Theater, Sawyer Fine Arts Center

More information to follow.

Annual Faculty Exhibition Features Professor Michael Lovell

Opening Reception on Thursday, November 12 – Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery, Sawyer Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m.

Colby-Sawyer Fine Arts faculty display their recent work in ceramics, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Following the reception, the exhibition remains open through Wednesday, December 16. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Kearsarge Chorale Presents Annual Fall Concert

Sunday, November 15 – Sawyer Center Theater, Sawyer Fine Arts Center, 3 p.m.

More information to follow.

December 2015


Fine and Performing Arts Department Presents 'Reflections' Dance Ensemble

Friday, December 4 – Sawyer Center Theater, Sawyer Fine Arts Center, 7 p.m.

More information to follow.

CSC Singers Host Annual Holiday Concert

Friday, December 11 – Sawyer Center Theater, Sawyer Fine Arts Center, 7 p.m.

More information to follow.