Saturday, August 4 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
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. on August 1, 2, 4 and 5; and at 10 p.m. on August 3.
Performances are part of Festival! Stratford. Attendees should bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. A strolling Renaissance harpist or flutist will entertain early guests.
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
Corn has long been an integral part of the annual cycle of life for many Native American People and when the first tender ears are ripe for picking it is cause for celebration. Join IAIS staff and friends at the Seventh Annual Green Corn Festival as we welcome the first corn of the season with music, food, family & fun.
This year we are honored to welcome the award winning Yellowhouse Dancers! From the Southwestern Navajo Nation, these talented performers keep their tradition and culture alive through music and dance. Also joining us again this year are the Sint-Sink Singers; musician Allan Madahabee, Ojibwa descent; Storyteller Janis Us, Mohawk-Shinnecock descent and Dale Carson, Abenaki.
Come and enjoy fun-filled activities for the whole family including drumming, dancing, face painting, kids’ crafts, storytelling, powwow style food, arts and crafts for sale and much more. Held Rain or Shine.
Funded in part by the Leever Foundation of Waterbury and the Ellen Knowles Harcourt Foundation.
The Stratford Arts Commission is hosting the 7th annual Festival! Stratford, located on the grounds of the Stratford Center for the Arts, home of the American Shakespeare Festival Theatre. The free event takes place August 1st through 5th, at 1850 Elm Street, Stratford, CT, with evening performances of Romeo and Juliet by CT Free Shakespeare, SquareWrights, and daytime music performances by Dave Hogan, Greg Sherrod Blues Band, and Cosmic Jibaros. Festival! Stratford is fun for all ages! For a complete list of activities, performances, and times, log onto festivalstratford.org
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.
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.