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5 Things January 31 in Easton: Tom Rush at Oakes Ames Memorial Hall

What is happening around the Shovel Town today?

1. Art Adventures at the Children's Museum in Easton

Come by The Children’s Museum in Easton every Thursday from 9:30 am to 11 am to enjoy the Art Adventures program! Children will be able to explore various art mediums as they are introduced to the colorful and creative world of art. They will become young artists as the learn how to make their own special masterpieces that they can take home! Art Adventures does not require registration and is free with paid admission to the museum.

There will be no class on February 21, 2012 due to school vacation.

2. Tom Rush LIVE at Oakes Ames Memorial Hall

Tom Rush comes to Easton…In Conjunction with Oakes Ames Memorial Hall, The Easton Shovel Town Cultural District will present Folk Music Legend, Tom Rush, at Oakes Ames Memorial Hall on January 31, 2013, 7:00 p.m. 

“Tom Rush first sang at Symphony Hall in 1958. He was a junior at Groton School then, and it was part of a glee-club gathering under the auspices of the New England Preparatory School Choru s “What we sang is lost in the mists of time,” he says.

Even as young adult, the experience was worth remembering, but Rush had no idea that Symphony Hall would eventually help cement his legacy as one of New England’s most revered and influential folk-blues

On Friday, December 28, 2012,  Rush resurrected  that fabled run of shows with a return to Symphony Hall, capping a year that celebrated his 50th anniversary as a performer. This year’s edition, which was sold out and was streamed live for free on his website (www.tomrush.com),  featured  several familiar faces: Nanci Griffith, Buskin & Batteau, Jonathan Edwards, guitarist Trevor Veitch, and a mystery guest. But it will also include a younger artist, Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Dom Flemons, who proves Rush’s appeal has trickled down to newer generations”…Boston Globe

Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door and are available through www.oakesames.hall.org.  There will also be a free live simulcast on the first floor for those who are wheelchair or walker bound.

3. Author Larry Berman at Stonehill

Larry Berman, author of Zumwalt The Life and Times of Admiral Elmo Russell "Bud" Zumwalt, Jr. has written four previous books on the war in Vietnam: Planning a Tragedy: The Americanization of the War in Vietnam; No Peace, No Honor: Nixon, Kissinger and Betrayal in Vietnam and Perfect Spy The Incredible Double Life of Pham Xuan An, Time magazine reporter and Vietnamese Communist Agent. He has been featured on C-Span Book TV, Bill Moyers' The Public Mind and David McCullough's American Experience series. He has been a Fellow in residence at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He received the Bernath lecture prize given annually by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations and he was a recipient of the Department of the Navy Vice Admiral Edwin B. Hooper Research Grant. Berman is the Founding Dean of the Honors College at Georgia State University.

For more information, please go to http://www.stonehill.edu/x27974.xml

4. From Easton to Newtown

There will be a card signing at three locations in Easton for Newtown, Conn.

People will have the opportunity to sign a brief message on a paper heart that will be compiled into a special book. It will be sent to Newtown, CT as a gift.

Times and Locations:

This week:

Ames Free Library Mon-Thurs. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Fri 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Frothingham Hall Mon - Fri 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Oliver Ames High School Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

5. No Decision on Henry Case Gag Order

There has been no decision yet on whether or not to issue a gag order in the Henry case. For more information, click here.

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