Saturday, July 28 2012
OK, we missed St. Patrick’s Day. But, when you’re as Irish as the Jolly Beggars, every day is St. Pat’s! It will be an evening of traditional Celtic music on an interesting mix of instrucments.
One (1) Hour Historical Walking Tour
Middletown’s own Steve Scionti brings to life all the passion, comedy and drama inherent in a Sicilian-American family.
Co-written by director Anthony Crivello, the one-man play Hear What's In The Heart: A Shoemaker’s Tale garnered two Drama-Logue Awards from Los Angeles critics, and celebrates the life of Mr. Scionti's grandfather, Angelo Morello, who owned Angelo's Shoe Repair on Main Street in Middletown.
The show will begin at 8:00 p.m.
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/
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.
Performances begin at 8 p.m.
Attendees should bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Picnickers are welcome at historic McLevy Green at any time. Downtown Bridgeport has many fabulous restaurants for pre-show dining. 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!
Hartford - The Charter Oak Cultural Center Summer Concert Series presents Tango and Jazz featuring Gonzalo Cortes on flute, Daniel Salazar, Jr. on guitar and friends in a free concert that will take place on Saturday, July 28th at 8 pm. This concert is possible thanks to the generosity of the Evelyn Preston Memorial Trust Fund/Bank of America Trustee. Co-sponsored by the Charter Oak Cultural Center.
Gonzalo Cortés is a native of Chile. As a soloist, he performed throughout Chile, Colombia and the USA. -- performing regularly as a soloist on sikus and quena and with the Atacama Ensemble, Duo Del Sur and Latin Spirits. In addition to Mr. Cortés' classical training, he is a proponent of South American folklore music.
Tango and Jazz will feature the work of Astor Piazzolla and the "Picnic Suite" by Claude Bolling. The concert evening will cross genres of modern Jazz with Tango, and will surly capture the summer night mood.
There is no better place to see live Latin music in Hartford than Charter Oak Cultural Center. It was voted 2nd place for Live Latin Music by the 2012 Hartford Advocate Reader’s Poll.
In true Arts Council fashion we bring much more than the splendor of beautiful gardens to this event. While enjoying the historic gardens and delicious cuisine of our generous hosts, Victoria Elliot, of Litchfield Hills Sotheby's Int. Realty, and Dr. Marvin McMillen, you will be able to:
Watch several plein air painters capturing the beauty of our Connecticut landscape. You’ll learn about their creative process and see the stunning products of their artistic talents. Painters include: Mary Beth Chapdelaine, Donna Davis, Catherine Elliott, Collette Hurst, Joan Jardine, Jim Laurino, Pieter Lefferts, Deborah Leonard, Colleen McGuire and Leslie Watkins.
Attendees will also enjoy short performances highlighting the musical talents of several regional groups including the choirs of Joyful Noise and students of Litchfield Jazz Camp,
And of course learn more about the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council's mission and programs.
FOR TICKETS GO TO: http://acgardenparty.eventbrite.com
*** RAIN DATE, Sunday July 29th 4:00-7:00 PM ***
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.
A HUGE Tag Sale, with Lemonade Stand, Food Booth, Bake Sale, Bottle Drive, Face Painting, and Bouncy Houses will be held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, at 355 Camp St, in Bristol on July 28th from 9-3 pm. All proceeds will benefit the family of Jim Burke, of Bristol, who is suffering from a rare immune disorder called Macrophage Activation Syndrome. Jim has been hospitalized since March, and is married with two small children. Donations are being accepted to the James W. Burke Fund at any branch of Farmington Bank, or through his website: www.jburkefund.org and all proceeds and donations are being matched up to $3,000 by the Hartford Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Donations of tag sale items may be dropped off on July 14th at 125 Camp St., Bristol from 10-2 pm. Pick-ups of large donations can be arranged also. To volunteer, donate or for more info, please call 860 585-5141.
Connecticut Free Shakespeare brings “Romeo and Juliet” to historic McLevy Green in downtown Bridgeport.
Performance begins at 8:00 p.m. Come early to picnic on the green. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.
Show cancelled, if it is raining. FREE. For more information, call 203-393-3213 or visit www.ctfreeshakespeare.org.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in partnership with the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA presents the Brigham Young University Idaho’s Dance Alliance Company in a benefit performance. Proceeds from the performance will be donated to Alpha Community Services to provide shelter to local families in crisis.
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.
In honor of Independence Day and the military’s service to our country, Mystic Aquarium welcomes military (active and retired) with free general admission during the months of July and August.
Family members with a dependent’s ID receive a special military rate of $15 per adult and $10 per child.
This special offer is on general admission only and is valid through August 31, 2012. Valid military identification must be presented at Mystic Aquarium’s admission gate at time of purchase. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.
Military always receive $10 off any Mystic Aquarium membership category.
11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm
Famous for getting everyone involved, Rowlands brings animals to life through kid-friendly songs, dance, puppets, and colorful props. Chris creatively blends music, comedy and education to create fast paced, interactive shows that teach and inspire young people. Children are invited to wear fun hats and sing along with Rowlands on stage as he shares his self-penned songs about animals and their environment. Free with paid admission to the Zoo. Each performance is 30 to 35 minutes long.