Happy New Year to all. The cold is coming and so are two events you’ll enjoy at the Arts Center. Our first 4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe of the year features Dan Stevens, internationally-known acoustical blues guitarist on January 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the beautiful Charles W. Hall Art Gallery. He has just won the Connecticut Blues Challenge and will represent our state at the International Blues Challenge on Beale Street in Memphis just after playing at MAC. He’s known as a story teller and will be playing some rare primitive guitars during this fascinating evening. Full details are on our website ( and in various news media.

Second big event is a TAG SALE fund raiser on January 30, from 9-1 p.m. Two years ago we held our first TAG SALE that was so successful we are having another. There will be gently used household items, except for clothes and electronics. Drop off times at the lower level of MAC are on Tuesdays and Saturdays during the month: Tuesdays: 1/12, 1/19, & 1/26 from 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays: 1/16, 1/23 from 10-12 a..m. Bring your items to donate to the sale and then return to find bargains for yourself. Items not sold are offered to the Food Bank and the Scouts, so your contributions help MAC and the greater community too.

REMINDER: Membership letters have been sent out and we hope you renew soon for the 2016 year. Just fill out the membership form & send it and a check for your dues to 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT 06447. A lot has been happening at MAC, and will continue to be happening , thanks to your wonderful support.