Tuesday, July 30, 2013

3rd Annual Rubber Chicken Run

The 3rd ODDFELLOWS RUBBER CHICKEN RUN 5K Cross Country Race will take place Thursday, August 15th at Mercy High School.

Funds raised for the race will help Oddfellows maintain its high quality theatrical programming for young people and support its generous scholarship awards,
which allows us to never turn a child away for financial reasons.

We hope that you, and your family and friends, will join us to run in support of Oddfellows.


August 15, 2012
*6:00pm Children's 1/2 Mile Fun Run
*6:30pm 5K Cross Country Race
Mercy High School
1750 Randolph Road
Middletown, CT 06457
$20 per Runner (ages 14 & up) in advance, $25 day of race.
$75 per Team. Teams will not be accepted on the day of the race.
$5 Children's Fun Run (ages 13 & under).
Advanced registration closes Friday, August 10, 2012

Visit RubberChickenRun.com for more information

Thanks to our Supporters!
Pratt & Whitney LLC.
Triple Frog LLC.
Dzialo, Pickett & Allen, P.C .
Community Health Center Inc.
Mercy High School

 The Iron Scissors Salon
The Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill
Charles Computer Services
Prohealth Physicians Middlesex Pediatrics
Fusion Bakery
Chabaso Bakery
Illiano's Restaurant

Friday, July 26, 2013


MONDAY, AUGUST 5st, 5-9 pm

Eli Cannon’s Tap Room spotlights its community spirit with a benefit for Oddfellows Playhouse on Monday evening, August 5 from 5-9pm. Eli’s will have 20+ breweries offering samples of their famed craft beers, as well as several local food trucks on site, including the Nora Cupcake Truck, the Whey Station, Lucky Taco and Vecchitto’s Italian Ice. 

All of the proceeds from the evening will go to Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater.  The evening will kick off Eli Cannon’s annual Beer Gods Festival, a week featuring different celebratory craft beer focused events.

“Oddfellows Playhouse and the Children's Circus are a vibrant piece of Middletown.  This is a great way to help support a local arts organization that has a huge impact on a lot of children.  It isn't just about us, its about all of us,” said Phil Oullette.

The fest includes unlimited samples from more than 20 craft breweries.  There will also be raffle to raise additional funds. Prizes will include different rare craft microbrew prizes, and a private tasting led by JD Crandall, Eli’s Bar Czar.

Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 at the door, at Eli Cannon’s Tap Room, 695 Main Street.

The Big City Circus is One Week Away!

As the students and staff prep for the 25th Children's Circus of Middletown: The Big City Circus, here are a couple of photos of the great work going on! 

Thank you to the Middletown Commission on the Arts, Middlesex United Way and Middletown Board of Education!

 Volunteers are needed on Friday August 2 to help sell tickets, t-shirts, direct parking.  Volunteers need to arrive by 3:30pm and help until 5pm.  You will be able to see the Circus!  And you get a complimentary ticket and the great feeling inside for being a helpful part of the Circus team! 

Please contact Matt Pugliese at Oddfellows to sign up at matt@oddfellows.org or 860-347-6143


Monday, July 8, 2013

Circus Tech Nites

Want to help make something like this?
Tech Nite for the Children's Circus of Middletown is an opportunity for children, adults, and families to create collaborative art projects to be used in the final performance of the circus program. Tech Nite is a loosely structured art workshop with a focus on papier mache, painting, cardboard construction, carpentry, and sometimes sewing. It's a ton of fun, a low-pressure creative outlet, and features music, candy, and watermelon.

When: Every Mon and Wed 7-9pm, beginning Wed 7/10 and ending Mon 7/29.
Where: Remington Rand Building, North entrance (parking and entryway marked).
Who: All are welcome! Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Contact Ro Seidelman, Technical Director, with any questions: (914) 310-5231

Donations of the following are welcome and appreciated:
-cardboard larger than 3 ft x 3 ft.
-foam rubber/mattress foam
-non-oil-based paints
-spray paint
-fabric larger than 1 yd.
-coffee cans, tupperware
-paper towel and toilet paper rolls
-1x3s and 2x4s 4 ft. or longer
-drywall and wood screws
-misc. hardware
-painting and carpentry tools