Bluegrass might not be the first thing that you’d equate with the culture of skateboarding, but maybe it ought to be. This Thursday, there will be a Bluegrass concert and pasta dinner at the Charter Oak Cultural Center to benefit the future skatepark in downtown. They are requesting a $15 donation, but state that nobody will be turned away for lack of funds. This BYOB event will kickoff at 6pm.
Another item of interest is an ongoing Graffiti Art class at the Hartford Public Library. It is free and began last Friday, but will meet five more times. This runs from 3-5pm on Fridays: 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, and 2/25. This is organized through True Colors. The class is held in the Program Room on the library’s third floor. Although their Facebook page does not indicate this, the class is intended for teens only, as I found out after showing up thinking it was for everyone. Regardless of the age restriction, it is great that our public library allows for potentially controversial events, even while nearby towns’ libraries fear allowing their patrons to think for themselves.