Happenings at Central Square

On Saturday, May 14, at 7 p.m., experience multi-talented singer and performer Maud Hixson perform songs from the Doris Day songbook. Jazz Lives says of Hixson, “What Maud does is a special art, rooted in the deep desire to make singer and song interwoven and inseparable. She IS the song, and the song glows as a result.” There will be beverage service for this show.

For additional details about the line-up and your ticket options, visit their website, centralsquare.org. You can also follow Central Square on Facebook and Instagram. 

Art in the Square Gallery

Sisters Donna Gylsen and Mary Paulsen are Central Square’s Art Gallery current featured March-April artists. Stop by the gallery to check out Donna and Mary’s work!

The Central Square Art Gallery is open to the public and free of charge. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Coming Soon

Central Square’s April Makers’ Market will be hosted on April 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join the community in supporting the work of our local artists and makers! There will also be a $5 make & take Mother’s Day craft available for children. 

During May and June, the Central Square Gallery presents a duo exhibition of paintings and objects by artists Cheryl Larson and Faythe Mills. A gallery reception will be hosted for this exhibition on May 14 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Food for thought

A new study released by the Knight Foundation shows what many of us already know: “Access to certain community amenities increases attachment more than others. Residents with access to arts and cultural activities reported higher attachment to their community – both in feeling and behavior. Those with access to recreational areas and safe places to live, work and play also had more positive feelings about the community, compared with those who had access to jobs, affordable housing, schools or other desirable features.”

Last week’s trivia question 

In what year did the Glenwood and Lowry schools consolidate?

Answer: 1964

This week’s trivia question: Glenwood’s first student graduated from high school in what year?