Sunday, April 21, 2013

Miller River Park is Blossoming

Big thanks to (nearly birthday girl) TK for her, as always, excellent guest blog post.  She mentioned that Mill River was in bloom, and I was so excited to see today that she's absolutley right.  So without further ado, here goes:

photo from waferboard,
Spring is in the air and the cherry trees in Mill River Park are starting to bloom. The Park’s grand opening is the first weekend in May, and it’s actually starting to look like a real park.  

On Friday, May 3, Mill River is launching its Spielberg at Sunset outdoor movie series, in partnership with the Avon Theatre. Movies include Raiders of the Lost Ark, ET, Goonies and more. There will be a DJ starting at 6:30pm, and the movie will begin at sunset. If we could get a food truck or two to show up, that would be ideal. El Charrito? Melt Mobile?

On Saturday, May 4, the Swingset Mamas will be performing at Mill River Playground, there will be zumba and yoga drop-ins in the park, bird walks, a performance of the “Rejuvenary River Circus,” and more.

It looks like the Fun Saturday Mornings performances at the Mill River playground will continue this summer, but the lineup has not been released yet. We saw “Boogie Chillun” at the playground last summer, and we were ready to book them for our next private event.
SN again: it sounds fabulous, and we'll be there with bells on ourselves!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

It's Spring - Are You a Budding Entrepreneur? Start Budding Right Here!

photo from Jazzyblue TR,
Have you heard of InnovationED? What about the Stamford Innovation Center? If you are an entrepreneur, a wannabe entrepreneur or just want to get ahead in business, they may just be your new best friends.

The Stamford Innovation Center is a self described "community of dreamers, thinkers and doers" in our area promoting startups and making professional business ideas into reality. They provide space in the Old Town Hall to help businesses grow and expand.

Another exciting part of the Center is its InnovationEd program, which is more than just a pretty website.  It's also the educational arm of the Center. They are starting brand new classes right now with top notch teachers, and you can take part.  The folks behind InnovationEd are focused on making their classes active, practical and accessible. The first few classes on the agenda are:

- PR Bootcamp (2-5pm) / PR Showdown (7-9pm), Tuesday 4/9
- The Power of Storytelling (1-5pm) / Storytelling Showdown (7-9pm), Tuesday 4/23
- The 3 Stages of Business Development, Wednesday 4/24 (7-9pm)
- Effective E-mail and Newsletter Campaigns, Wednesday 4/24 (7-9pm)
- Ask the Data Scientist, Tuesday 5/7 (7-9pm)

For a complete description and pricing info (which all looked reasonable to me...), visit their Sessions page. Learn more about the instructors here and here.  All classes take place at Old Town Hall, which is located at 175 Atlantic Street.

Also, for a special discount, use the promo code STNOTES on the eventbrite order page.  And if you go, tell me about it!  I'd love to share your experience on the site.