Saturday, July 14 2012
Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly blend vocals with instruments from the mountain dulcimer and banjo to the tin whistle and limberjacks in a unique mix of American and Celtic folk music and clogging.
One (1) Hour Historical Walking Tour
Straight from the Joyce Theater’s Gotham Dance Festival, the athletic and visually arresting Brian Brooks Moving Company returns to Wesleyan with two of their intelligent and risky recent works: Descent (2011), an exploration of the paradoxical tendency of bodies to exhibit both dependency and detachment, performed against a liquid black backdrop; and the New England premiere of Big City (2012), which features an architectural set design built by the performers as the dance unfolds, boldly spilling off the stage and throughout the theater.
The performance will begin at 8:00 p.m.
IMAGES features the work of local photographer Charles Ruger and the 4th Annual Juried Photography exhibition celebrating the work of talented regional photographers.
Charles Ruger studied art history and politics at Connecticut College and Columbia University. He is a self-taught photographer whose work figures into private and corporate collections internationally.
He lives and works in New York City. For more information on Ruger’s work, view his site: http://www.charlesruger.com/aboutthework.html
Join us in celebrating our African penguins with a traditional South African Braai (BBQ) in our beautiful outdoor Ocean Planet Pavilion. Enjoy exceptional South African beers, wines and delicious authentic food prepared by our award-winning Ocean Blue Catering. The endangered African penguin population has declined more than 60 percent since 2001 and faces extinction in the wild. In partnership with our South African partner, SANCCOB, Mystic Aquarium strives to protect the species through research, education and conservation efforts in Mystic and South Africa.
Come help us celebrate the 20th anniversary season of the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival! Enjoy readings by major American poets, live music, writing workshops, poet talks, film and drama, museum tours, Poetry on the Trails, contra dance, book sales and signings, food vendors...picnics are welcome!
Admission: OPENING WEEKEND, June 1–3: $10 per person, per day, or $25 per person for the weekend. WEDNESDAY NIGHTS, June 13 & 27, July 11 & 25, and August 1: $5 per person, children ages 12 and under free. Parking is free.
Guest poets include: Suji Kwock Kim, Bessy Reyna, B. Yung, Richard Wilbur, Minton Sparks, Toi Derricotte, Dana Gioia, Christian Wiman, Marilyn Annucci, Natasha Trethewey, Sue Burton, Donald Hall and Tony Hoagland.
For more information: http://sunkengardenpoetry.org/
HUGE 37th Annual Book Sale in Newtown July 14-18 at Reed Intermediate School, 3 Trades Lane, Newtown. 120,000+ books, CD's, DVD's, LPs. All fiction alphabetized by author. Children's books organized by reading level. Prices can't be beat, so you can stock up for the summer or the year. Find collectible signed-by-author children's books this year in the Rare and Collectibles Room. Admission of $5 charged Saturday only (17 and under FREE). Monday (1/2 price day), Tuesday ($5/bag day), Wednesday (Free day). For more info go to www.boothbooksale.org or call 203 426-4533.
Donate your gently used furniture for the Amherst Survival Center's annual fall used furniture sale! See www.amherstsurvival.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 413-549-3968 x252 for information or to arrange pick-up or delivery. All contributions are tax deductible, and donations will be collected through the end of August so we can set up for the sale at the Survival Center September 7th and 8th. The sale supports Survival Center programs that provide food, health care and clothing to over 4,000 of our neighbors in need in Hampshire and Franklin Counties in MA each year.
An outdoor performance of Romeo and Juliet with a 21st century sensibility. This production, crafted by Ellen Lieberman, is at once understandable, entertaining, vibrant and moving.
July 13-15 and July 18-22; 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Attendees should bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo will reopen to attendees at 6:30 p.m. for picnicking. A strolling Renaissance harpist or flutist will entertain early guests. Bridgeport performances may be cancelled when weather is inclement.
WALKING TOURS TO BEGIN JUNE 23-24
Two newly developed walking tours will be offered to the public for the first time on the weekend of June 23-24, and will run through mid-September.
Historic Guilford Walking Tours are Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 a.m., and will focus on Guilford’s history on the Green and areas east, with an introduction to downtown’s house museums.
Tours focusing on Guilford’s architectural heritage will be Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m., and will take place on the Green and neighborhoods west.
All tours will meet in front of Town Hall, 31 Park St., and will be led by enthusiastic high school tour guides/researchers. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and children 7-11, and $20 per family. Group tour rates are available upon request.
For reservations and information, please visit www.HistoricGuilfordWalkingTours.org, email info@HistoricGuilford.org, or call 203-233-1026. Tickets are also available at Mix Design Store and the Greene Art Gallery, 29 Whitfield St., Page Hardware and the Guilford Food Center on the Guilford Green.
The exhibit uses historic photographs, artifacts, and first-hand accounts to explore 260 years of Cornwall’s relationship with its forests, showing how and why the town transformed from forest to farm and back to forest. The exhibit will also explore changing attitudes about the forest, from the 18th century view of woods as a source of timber to more recent concepts of the forest as a setting for recreation and as a vital ecosystem.
In the Rio Grande River Valley of central New Mexico and eastern Arizona, the Pueblos, a people spread over 19 communities, continue to practice their ancient art of pottery-making. Descendents of the Anasazi, the Pueblo People, still use the traditional coiling methods and decorative patterns that have distinguished their work for centuries..
This exhibit compares and contrasts the unique style of each Pueblo community and highlights individual artists who have shaped this timeless craft.
The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am - 5:00pm* and Sunday 12:00pm to 5:00pm * *Last admission 4:30pm
The replicated Algonkian Village at IAIS comes to life this summer with its popular Village Interpreter Program! In its 8th year, this fun summer event offers weekend visitors a personal glimpse into the cultures and lifeways of Native North America. Experience the living history of Connecticut as Native American descendents from various tribes across the country demonstrate traditional crafts and skills, sharing their history, culture and life experiences and answering your questions. The Village Interpreter program runs from 12:00 noon to 4:00pm.
Taino, Two Kettles Lakota, Ojibwa, Abenaki, Mi’Kmaq, Shinnecock, Mohawk, Cree, and Cherokee descendents, all who reside in Connecticut, will be represented over the various weekends throughout the summer. Call for details. Funded in part by the Ellen Knowles Harcourt Foundation and the Connecticut Community Foundation.
All-Star Driver, Connecticut's leader in driver's education, is open in Norwalk! Classes will be offered at the Norwalk location during afternoons, evenings and on weekends. The new All-Star Driver facility is located at 430 Main Avenue (across from Merritt 7 about a mile from the DMV) and is now open for business!
July 9-13, 16-20, 23-27, 30, 31, 2012
Visit us for story time, a special craft and even an animal encounter each weekday. Free with Zoo admission. Families with children under age 6 are welcome.
Winsted Rite Aid to Host 3rd Annual Child Safety Day on Saturday, July 14
Shows are July 13-15, 18-22, 2012
Connecticut Free Shakespeare celebrates another extraordinary summer at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo by presenting “Romeo and Juliet.” Performance begins at 8:00 pm; Zoo opens for picnics at 6:30 pm. All shows at the Peacock Pavilion. Show cancels if inclement weather. FREE. For more information, call 203-393-3213 or visit www.ctfreeshakespeare.org.
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is celebrating the opening of L.L. Bean at the Danbury Fair Mall with some native Connecticut critters. Participate in talks and activities with Zoo staff and even experience an animal encounter. The Zoomobile is FREE.
Opening Reception: Friday, August 10, 6-8pm
Artist Demonstration Day: Saturday, August 4th, 1-3:30pm.
Please see attached images.
The Connecticut Pastel Society, a statewide fine arts organization with national
outreach, is pleased to be returning to the Lyme Art Association for their 2012
Signature Member’s Exhibition. This juried exhibition of more than 50 paintings
created by the Society’s premier members will be on display and for sale from
August 3 through September 22 in the Goodman Gallery at the Lyme Art
Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT. Tuesday-Saturday 10-5pm, Sunday, 1-5pm.
This year’s exhibition will include a first time ever trio Artist Demonstration Day
on August 4th, 1:00-3:30 pm. The public as well as fellow artists are encouraged
to attend this free opportunity to see how a painting comes to life. You will have
the opportunity to either experience a still life demonstration by Alain Picard,
a cityscape by Janet A. Cook and a macro landscape by Karen Israel. The
artwork created by these three well known artists, will be graciously
donated and offered for sale at our premier silent auction throughout the six weeks of the
exhibition. Bids will commence at the Opening Reception on August 10th at 6 pm
and end at 4 pm on the final day of the exhibit, September 22nd. Bids will be accepted
throughout the exhibit, either on the auction bid sheet accompanying the
paintings or by phone to the LAA at 860-434-7802. All proceeds
from the auction will benefit the Connecticut Pastel Society.