Pattie Palace 334 Main St, Middletown, CT06457 Stepping into this restaurant feels like stepping into the Caribbean. The decor and staff create a warm, exciting…More atmosphere, and the food is tinged with Spanish, African and Indian flavors. American dishes are also available, and there are lunch specials. Takeout and delivery services are offered, as well.
Oddfellows is an independent, not-for-profit youth theater. Its mission is to build skills and confidence in children…More through training in the performing arts. The core program consists of three eight-week sessions during the school year for children ages 6 to 20. Sessions are tuition-based, but financial aid is available. Students learn acting, mime, clowning and movement as well as respect, cooperation and teamwork. </p>
<p>Another program offers free after-school performing arts classes for at-risk youth from Middletown and Portland's lowest income areas. There's also a summer program that teaches circus skills and culminates in a popular outdoor public performance. About 60 percent of students are Caucasian, the rest are African American, Latino or Asian. Most are from Middletown, but about a third come from 24 school districts in central Connecticut. </p>