Friday, August 10 2012
The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History
part of CLAS at UConn
SUMMER OF DISCOVERY AND ADVENTURE
Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni, State Archaeologist, CSMNH UConn
Ashford, CT (directions will be sent to participants)
Advance registration required: $400 ($300 for Museum members)
Adults and older teens ages 16 and above.
Dr. Eric Schultz, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UConn
Saturday, August 11, 1 pm to 3 pm
Advance registration required: $20 ($15 for Museum members)
Adults and children ages 8 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Mellissa Craig, Community Outreach Coordinator, Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation
Saturday, August 18, 10 am to 11:30 am
Hartford, CT (directions will be sent to participants)
Advance registration required: $15 ($10 for Museum members)
Adults and children ages 8 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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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“The Litchfield” is not just a festival—it’s a jazz family. Our focus is quality in everything we do—the music, art, food and clinics. LJF will open your ears, hearts and minds to JAZZ in all its glory - with its African, Latino, European roots. Bring your jazz family and celebrate 17 years of Litchfield Jazz, "one of the best straight-ahead jazz festivals on the map.”
Held on the beautiful Goshen Fairgrounds in Goshen, CT August 10-12, the weekend includes an Opening Night Gala, Jazz Party & Live Auction, three days of jazz, Artist Talks and Clinics hosted by Artist-in-Residence, Gary Smulyan , student sets by Litchfield Jazz Campers, fine art and handmade crafts, kids craft corner, and fantastic food! Students under the age of 25 with a valid student ID get a $10 discount off their ticket purchase at the gate.
This year’s line-up features NEA Jazz Master, Hubert Laws. Grammy winner Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks, Miguel Zenón Quartet, Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Benny Green Quartet and many more. It's a not-to-be-missed occasion, and all at very special prices!
And for the entire month leading up to the Festival enjoy our free jazz series, Kent Has That Jazz, in Kent, CT with performances by Litchfield Jazz Camp's all-star faculty and talented students.
For more information visit www.litchfieldjazzfest.com or call (860) 361-6285.
Carousel has captivated audiences around the world with the powerful love story of an innocent young millworker and swaggering carousel barker. He meets a tragic end but is given one chance for redemption by delivering hope to the daughter he never knew and whispering words left unspoken to his wife. Featuring “If I Loved You,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” and “June is Busting Out All Over.” Experience one of the most celebrated musicals of all time!
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.
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
East Lyme Regional Theater is thrilled to announce that rehearsals are underway for its third annual summer musical. This year, the popular Broadway hit, The WIZ will dazzle audience members with its lively and adventurous spin on the classic story of the Wizard of Oz. Featuring a multi-generational cast of 60 talented performers, this production is directed by Erin Sousa- Stanley, with musical direction by Christian Stanley. Past ELRT productions include This Memory or Mine and Children of Eden; both received enthusiastic praise from audience members and area theater professionals. This vibrant experience in local theater is sponsored by East Lyme Parks and Recreation.
Tickets are being sold at East Lyme Parks & Recreation, Flanders Fish Market and Cafe Sol, all in East Lyme. For more information about tickets, contact Rosemary Littlefield at 860-691-1965.
The Gary-The Olivia Performing Arts Center is a performing arts organization presenting, promoting and fostering excellence in the performing arts through theatrical productions and educational workshops at The Gary-The Olivia Theater in Bethlehem, CT.
The theater presents “South Pacific” the award winning Rodgers and Hammerstein musical based on James Michener's Pulitzer Prize winning book
Tales of the South Pacific on August 2, 3, 4, 5 and 9, 10, 11, 12. Sally Camm
is the director/choreographer with musical direction provided by Craig Hartley. Admission online or at the box office 1 hour before showtime.
Includes dinner at the Gelston House (located next door to the Opera House) and a ticket to the 8 pm performance for only $71!
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.
Coming to Norfolk: “Norfolk Artists & Friends – August Arts Weekend,” a group show sponsored by the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival featuring 27 area artists who will be available to discuss their work.
August 10, 5-7:30 p.m. (opening reception);
August 11, 12-5 p.m.;
August 12, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Battell Stoeckel Gallery, Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, Rtes. 44 and 272.
(860) 542-5095; norfolkartistsandfriends.org.
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.
August 1 - 31, 2012
Monday - Wednesday 12:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Rainforest Reptile Shows features exotic crawlers, unusual slithers and fascinating creepers, all of which are creatures of the rainforest. Experience direct contact with live animals, artifacts and fascinating stories about these unusual animals and their natural habitats. Meet "Fred," Rainforest Reptiles' seven-foot alligator. Show runs 30 minutes. Visit the Zoo Reptile Trailer, a mobile exhibit featuring 40 live animal displays, open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Show and Reptile Trailer are free with paid admission to the Zoo.
In the ongoing celebration of Silvermine’s 90th anniversary, this historical exhibition consists of a selection of prints made by a selection of Guild Artist members, both past and present made during this time period. The exhibiting artists are connected through Milestone Graphics, the oldest printmaking workshop in Connecticut, owned by Jim Reed, a Guild artist who is serving as advisor.
Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m;. Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Juried by Cynthia Roznoy, Curator at the Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center, this show incorporates three different themes: “Double Vision,” Symbol and Reality,” and “Impermanent Markers.”
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Exhibit runs from August 5th through September 16th, 2012