Sunday, July 15 2012
and Connecticut Archaeology Center
part of CLAS at UConn
SUMMER OF DISCOVERY AND ADVENTURE
Virge Kask, Biological Sciences, UConn
Saturday, July 21, 10 am to 12 noon
Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, UConn Storrs
Advance registration required: $20 ($15 for Museum members)
Project O—Fun in the Lab and On the Sea!
Research Staff, Project Oceanology, UConn Avery Point
Saturday, July 28, 10 am to 3:30 pm
Advance registration required: $40 ($30 for Museum members)
Fee includes both morning workshop and afternoon cruise.
Adults and children ages 6 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register early as spaces are limited.
K.A.S.T. - Kids Are Scientists Too!
Monday, July 30 through Friday, August 3, 9 am to 12 noon
Advance registration required: $185 ($165 if registered before June 4)
Students entering grades 5 through 10
To register contract K.A.S.T. at (860) 486-0551, email@example.com, or visit www.kast.uconn.edu.
Don’t miss out on exciting community events, workshops, family activities, field learning, and notable presentations this season. For a full listing of programs and registration information visit http://www.cac.uconn.edu/mnhcurrentcalendar.html or call 860.486.4460
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One (1) Hour Historical Walking Tour
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
Enjoy docent-led tours of the 1750 Ogden House and see how people lived in the 18th century. The house is furnished with period objects including textiles and fine pieces of furniture with Fairfield provenance. Take a stroll through the kitchen garden, generously maintained by the Fairfield Garden Club, and view plantings used in colonial times.
The Ogden House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is an exceptional survivor of a typical mid-18th century farmhouse.
The Ogden House will be open Sundays from 1pm - 4pm through September.
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.
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
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!
The Fidelco Ride for Independence is a fun event for everyone!
Below is a schedule of events for the day:
10:00 a.m. Music by Hard Water, Bloomfield Police K-9 Demonstration, Music by Mermaid Martini
11:45 a.m. Opening/send-off ceremony
12:00 Riders depart Fidelco
1:30 p.m. Riders return to Fidelco
lunch, 50/50 raffle, music by GTO
2:00 Police K-9 Demonstration, raffle winners announced
2:30 p.m. Event close
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.
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.
The Bridgeport Bluefish will celebrate Zoo Day at the Bluefish stadium while hosting their arch rivals, the Long Island Ducks! Zoo staff will be inside the stadium offering special drawings for great prizes and Zoo merchandise, while sharing information about the new animals coming to Connecticut's only zoo this summer. Through Labor Day, Zoo visitors may present their Zoo ticket stub at the Bluefish stadium to receive $2.00 off any admission.
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo will host Toucans/Two Can Days in partnership with local food banks to help feed hungry families in the greater Bridgeport region. Two can visit for the price of one with a donation of two cans of non-perishable food. This promotion applies to general admission rates only and may not be combined with other offers. Donation bins will be located by the Zoo's ticket booth.
Enjoy a sampling of fine wines hosted by shore Discount Liquors of Deep River with complimentary hors d'oeuvres from the Gelston House and a pre-show chat with a member of the creative team- $12 with your ticket to the 6:30 pm performance.
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.