Saturday, August 25 2012
One (1) Hour Historical Walking Tour
Comedian Kevin Hart has burst onto the scene as one of the most versatile comedy actors in film and television.
Hart is currently on the road with his new tour “Let Me Explain,” which is scheduled to take the Grown Little Man to 90 US cities, including Waterbury.
Hart is currently starring in two big Box Office films, “Think Like A Man,” a comedy based on Steve Harvey's bestselling book, and in Universal’s “Five Year Engagement” by producer Judd Apatow.
Donate your gently used furniture for the Amherst Survival Center's annual fall used furniture sale! See www.amherstsurvival.org, email email@example.com, 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.
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.
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.
1:30pm to 4:30pm in the Pond House. For more information visit www.elizabethpark.org or call the Friends of Elizabeth Park 860.231.9443
German Bierfest sponsored by the Hartford Saengerbund
Almost Germany! It’s time again for the Hartford Saengerbund’s (German Club) Bierfest! Held rain or shine under the “Big Tent”...seats over 1500. Tap your toes to music from the Hornberg Musikanten, a 16 piece Bavarian brass band directly from the German Federal State of Baden-Württemberg, Southwest Germany. Continuous entertainment includes traditional German dance demonstrations by the Schuhplattler Dancers. Tasty German specialties, such as grilled wursts, wiener schnitzel and leberkaese; potato salad and our famous potato pancakes! Offering many imported German beers! Homemade pastries will be served in the “Kaffeestube”.
Vendors will be offering for sale German imports (smokers, nutcrackers, Bavarian pewter figurines, t-shirts, embroidered linens, beer steins, etc.). Sign up for the gift raffles!!!
Location: 719 N. Mountain Road, Newington, CT.
Friday, August 24th from 4 to 11 pm
Saturday, August 25th from 2 to 11 pm
Sunday, August 26th from 12 to 8 pm.
Entrance fee: $10.00 children 17 and under free
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
Showcasing the current works of the distinguished artist/teachers of the Silvermine School of Art. The exhibition represents every style and medium including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and silversmithing. All art work in the exhibit is available for sale.
The exhibit runs from August 23rd through September 16th.
GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday: 12p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.