President Joan C. Lester’s February 2014 Letter to the Membership

President Joan C. Lester’s February 2014 Letter to the Membership

Hello everyone and greetings as we approach one of the wildest months that Connecticut has each year: February, wherein temperatures can vary 60 degrees within one week, when snow and rain and sunshine vie with each other for our attention, and when every day can bring surprises. One thing we can depend upon during February’s unknowns this year is that MAC is providing two delightful and very different activities to bring light and fun to us all, beginning with our first Indoor Tag Sale on February 8 and then our 4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe on the 28th starring the trio  Seat of Our Pants“.  I sincerely hope you come to both.

As I’ve mentioned before, and as you’ve probably read in the news media announcements, our Indoor Tag Sale is a fundraiser to help support activities and classes that bring art to you, our members, and to the region. Your dues are our ongoing support every year, but they are not sufficient and therefore we must plan occasional fundraisers. So many have helped by donating a plethora of items running the range from new-looking baby equipment to chandeliers and butter warmers and animal crates/carriers – and much, much more in between. The lower level classroom became a show room with bargains galore for Saturday, February 8 from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. At the same time, with the Art Gallery and Gift Shop upstairs open also, this day is one of the times you can see the entire Arts Center open and buzzing with activity!


Then at the end of the month, “Seat of Our Pants” brightens up the musical scene at this month’s 4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe on Friday, February 28 from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. with doors opening at 7 o’clock. They play and sing familiar songs from folk/rock artists and want audiences to sing along – and they always do – making for especially warm and happy evenings. The trio consists of Carolyn Brodginski, Mark Hall, and Jeff Gorman. Please visit our website for details about them and the music at MAC.

So, we have bookend-like pleasures in store for you and your family and friends, particularly for the shortest and unbridled month of the year. May it be a safe and warm month for you all, and a month in which you come on over and “let MAC entertain you”.



Joan C. Lester, President

(860) 295-9565