Sunday, August 12 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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One (1) Hour Historical Walking Tour
“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.
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.
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.
The 7th annual Strides for Life fundraising race will take place at 8:45 a.m. on Sunday, August 12, 2012 in Southampton, New York. The 3-mile fun run/walk around scenic Lake Agawam is the largest annual fundraising race for Lung Cancer on Long Island and the signature event of the Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF), which funds innovative lung cancer research grants at leading cancer centers. Co-anchor of FOX 5 News Rosanna Scotto will return to the race for the fifth year as Master of Ceremonies. 10:30 AM, there will be a fun 50-yard dash for children ages 2 - 10 followed by a medal presentation ceremony. For more information and to register please visit www.lungfund.org. All proceeds go to lung cancer research.
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
Author Event: 1 p.m.
Deborah Anderson Clubb will will share her first book, "My Best Friend Penelope Jane and Me" in a reading and signing at the museum. Her first foray into writing tells the story of a little girl and her doll, who go on an exciting adventure in New York City with her parents. Books will be available for purchase at the Museum Shop. The event is free with museum admission, or $5 per adult, and $2 per child. Children age 2 and under are free.
Scavenger Hunt: 1-4 p.m.
Stop into the museum to participate in a scavenger hunt. The hunt is free with regular museum admission. Families will be given a list of items to search for, which are hidden throughout the museum, garden, and historic house. The number one rule for the hunt is, "find it with your eyes, not your hands". Kids will have fun while learning about the Noah Webster House and everyday life in colonial West Hartford. Every child who completes the hunt will get a prize. No registration is required, but families should arrive no later than 3:30 p.m. to complete the hunt.
For a third season, Dog-Eared Dancers is returning to Norfolk, Connecticut.
Presented by the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Manhattan-based group will perform at The Music Shed, Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, Rtes. 44 & 272, Norfolk, on Sat., Aug. 11, 3:30 p.m.
The group will present a varied repertory of dances (modern, ballet, musical theater, and classical Indian) evoking a range of moods, themes, and images from the glamorous footlights of Broadway to the contemplative quiet of a sculpture gallery.
The four principals—Juliette Soucie, Chandana Sikund, Nettie Capasso, and John Curtis-Michael—will be joined by six guest artists—Andrea Shasgus Parkinson, Annmaria Mazzini, Caitlin Carter, Gigi Oppenheimer, Susanna Frazer, and Whitney Webster.
The performance is free.
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