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Fall 2017 "First Sunday at The Mill Works"

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Fall 2017 "First Sunday at The Mill Works"

[Free Admission - To give us an idea how many folks will be attending, please click the button below to obtain your free ticket. Thanks!]

Come join us on Sunday, October 1st, from Noon to 5:00pm for the Fall Season “First Sunday at The Mill Works” sponsored by the Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance (EC-CHAP)!

Live performances in The Packing House with singer / songwriter Peter Lenhdorff and poet Brian Sneeden.

Visit with resident artists Chris Gunderson, Carol Maciewicz, Kim Pumiglia, and special guest artists.  Enjoy period refreshments typical of the mid 19th century and begin the Fall Season with us at this local historic landmark.

Explore the Gardiner Hall Jr. Museum and play "trivia"games throughout the day. Learn about EC-CHAP membership opportunities, and how you can become a CHAP! All activities are free to the public.




1:30pm-2:15pm: Singer / songwriter Peter Lehndorff

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PETER LEHNDORFF writes folk and jazz songs about everyday life. Some are humorous observations about everyday life, life in a small town and life in Massachusetts. In addition to his slice of life songs, Peter is now mixing the funny with the serious; the romantic with the eccentric. Some new songs reflect his experiences as a caregiver for his late wife.

He has appeared at coffee houses and venues throughout New England. In the 90s he was a finalist in the Boston Acoustic Underground competition and performed on three of the Folk Next Door concert compilations at the University of Hartford CT. Several of his car related tunes were on NPR’s “CarTalk” radio show. He has opened for many artists from Tom Paxton, the late Bill Morrissey and Robert Earl Keen to Arlo Guthrie and Dar Williams.

2:15pm-2:45pm: "Oil Pastels and Musical Influence" - Mini Workshop with Resident Artist Carol Mackiewicz


Carol Mackiewicz studied art therapy in New Mexico and currently serves families facing mental health crises in South Central Massachusetts. Carol loves her painting and oil pastel studio at The MillWorks which she initiated in winter of 2014. Carol loves Modern Art, especially Wassily Kandinsky and Frank Marc; garnering inspiration from their work to compliment and support her own paintings and drawings. Carol is a member of the Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Arts, and Performance (EC-CHAP).

3:00pm-3:30pm: Original Poetry Readings - Resident Poet Brian Sneeden

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Brian Sneeden’s first collection of poems, Last City, is forthcoming from Carnegie Mellon University Press (2018). His work has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Harvard Review, TriQuarterly, Virginia Quarterly Review, and other publications, and translations of his poems have been published in international magazines in Greek, Albanian, and Serbian. His translation of Phoebe Giannisi’s collection, Homerica, is forthcoming from the inaugural series of World Poetry Books (2017). Brian received his MFA from the University of Virginia, where he held a Poe/Faulkner Fellowship in creative writing and served as poetry editor for Meridian. He is the senior editor of New Poetry in Translation.

3:30pm-4:15pm: Singer / songwriter Peter Lehndorff


THE MILL WORKS COMMUNITY - RESIDENT ARTISTS AND ORGANIZATIONS: Christopher Gunderson, Carol Mackiewicz, Summer Sun Photography,  and Brian Sneeden. St. Paul Church


"TRIVIA" GAMES (Suite 2106-A)



Please check back for  a detailed description of activities and times. For more information, please call 518-791-9474. 

The Mill Works is located at 156 River Road, Willington, CT 06279.

The Packing House  |  156 River Road, Suite 1301Willington, Connecticut 06279  |  (518)791-9474