Friday, July 19 2013
The Mt. Washington Century ride is fast becoming known as New England’s Most Challenging Centurytm. We have mountain passes that thrill the eye and challenge the soul. For those wanting to ‘test their personal best’, the Mt. Washington Century Ride is it! Prizes, support vehicles, aid stations, on site theraputic sports masage. No landscape rivals the natural beauty of Mt. Washington and the Presidential Range, and a Century Ride through three notches and around the base of New England’s tallest mountain is without equal. The 100-mile route supports the Tin Mountain Conservation Center and it’s great work promoting an appreciation for the natural world while instilling the bedrock principles of sound stewardship and sustainable lifestyles. Abbreviated 40- and 80-mile routes provide wonderful rides for those wanting a little less than a Century.
Classes offer firsthand experience of the entire pottery-making cycle. Beginning emphasis is placed on working with one of the fifteen potter's wheels. Beginning as well as advanced students are welcome. Sets of eight week classes are offered Tuesday or Thursday evening 6 to 9 p.m., year-round. Sign up now to reserve your place.
Call or go to the website for more information. 860-528-6090, www.greenleafpottery.net
The Higganum Village Farmers' Market Celebrates 5 years on Higganum Green in 2013!
Every Friday from the beginning of June through October, we bring you the farm-freshest foods and locally made foods and other artisanal crafts, too -- all on our green oasis in the heart of Higganum! Market times: 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Summer brings evening concerts immediately following the market at 7 p.m. on the gazebo stage. There's something for everyone as you explore Middlesex County and the Connecticut River towns this summer -- hope you'll visit us soon! (Find all our current information on our Facebook page and at our website: www.higganumvillagefarmersmarket.org.)
Victorian era gadgets, technologies and breakthroughs will be on display at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum beginning April 17th through October 6, 2013. What Is It? Technologies and Discoveries of the Victorian Era will engage student and adult audiences in the exploration of mid-to-late 19th century inventions and discoveries in many diverse areas including communication, transportation, manufacturing, medicine, food and recreation.
Visitors will view cutting-edge Victorian Era technology that were precursors of some of today’s technologies, including telegraphs, dictaphones, gas lighting and early examples of telephones, burglar alarms, stock tickers and much more. They will discover items we still see today, from board games to food such as condensed milk and breakfast cocoa. Artifacts on display include loans from Connecticut's Mattatuck Museum and the Museum of American Finance, New York City, among others.
The What Is It? exhibit is curated by Raechel Guest. Guest is a Smith College graduate with a Master’s Degree in Collection Management from the prestigious Winterthur Museum. Professor Steven Lubar, a history of technology expert, serves as a special advisor. Professor Lubar is Professor of the Departments of American Studies, History, and History of Art and Architecture at Brown University.
The exhibit is made possible thanks to a grant from the Connecticut Humanities (CTH), a non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities that funds, creates and collaborates on hundreds of cultural programs across Connecticut each year. CTH brings together people of all ages and backgrounds to express, share and explore ideas in thoughtful and productive ways. From local discussion groups to major exhibitions on important historical events, CTH programs engage, enlighten and educate. Learn more by visiting www.cthumanities.org.
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s 2013 cultural and educational programs are made possible by generous funding from the LMMM Distinguished Benefactors: The Xerox Foundation, Klaff’s, Mrs. Cynthia C. Brown and The Maurice Goodman Foundation. The Museum’s Education Program is made possible in part by a generous donation from AT&T.
Tours for the museum and exhibit are offered Wednesdays through Sundays, at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.
Here's to our African penguins! Savor fine South African wines and an inspired meal offering exotic South African influences and seasonal specialties by Ocean Blue Catering.
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: Cocktail hour and passed hors d'oeuvres with our very own African penguins
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.: Four course plated dinner
Cost: $55 per person, all-inclusive
Click here to make reservations or call 860.572.5955 ext. 520.
Hole in the Wall Theater (HITW) in New Britain, Connecticut, presents the 1934 hit musical Anything Goes .
Directed by The Brothers Kegler (Scott and Shane) with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, Anything Goes is a madcap comedy that takes place on a luxury liner and is filled with unrequited love, hidden identities, and songs that are mainstays in the Great American Songbook; I Get a Kick Out of You, You’re the Top, It’s De‐Lovely, and Anything Goes.
Opens on Friday, July 12 and will run Fridays and Saturdays through August 10 at 8:00 pm along with matinees on Sunday, July 21 and Sunday, July 28 at 2:00 PM. Ticket prices are $25 with special $20 pricing for Seniors/Students. The You Can Night” as the Hole in the Wall has a long standing policy that theater should be available to everyone!‐perishable food item as part of the “HOLE Food Campaign” supporting food pantries in the greater New Britain area.www.hitw.org or call 860.229.3049.
Summer Dance Performance at the University of Saint Joseph – “The Big Easy: AIMI Celebrates New Orleans”
WEST HARTFORD, CONN. – This summer, the AIMI Project (Arts Integration through Multiple Intelligences) at the University of Saint Joseph celebrates the culture and dance inspired by the people and flavorful traditions of the glorious city of Naw’lins - from Congo Square and Mardi Gras to Louis Armstrong and Crawfish Etouffee!
Join us on Friday, July 19, 2013 for our 10th Anniversary – “The Big Easy: AIMI Celebrates New Orleans.” Two performances will be presented at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in The Bruyette Athenaeum’s Hoffman Auditorium at 1678 Asylum Avenue on the University of Saint Joseph’s West Hartford campus. Tickets: $12 adults; $6 seniors and children; available online at tickets.usj.edu or by calling the Frances Driscoll Box Office at 860.231.5555.
About the AIMI Project:
Combining both dance instruction and production preparation, AIMI is unmatched as an enriching summer arts experience for children ages 9 - 13 from the Greater Hartford area who have the opportunity to work with Oscar and Emmy Award winner Jacques d’Amboise H’03 who serves as artist-in-residence, Choreographer/Director Kay Gayner, along with the team from New York City’s renowned National Dance Institute. As participants in the University of Saint Joseph’s 2013 AIMI Project, children attend dance workshops, create their own costumes and scenery, and join with educators and graduate students in presenting this spirited, high-energy production!
Our zoo keepers are both educators and wildlife ambassadors who not only keep our animals healthy and happy but also teach our visitors about conservation. Come to the zoo this week, say hello to our zoo keepers, and enjoy the fun-filled activities they have in store for you - including a super fun kids scavenger hunt!
One of the most distinguished local collections of prints has been assembled by Dr. Dorrance T. Kelly. While his collection has been comprised primarily of American twentieth-century prints and prints by John James Audubon, in recent years he has also collected Old Master and nineteenth-century works extensively.
These encompass splendid sheets by the great German printmaker Albrecht Dürer (1471 - 1528), including a rare etching, woodcuts, and engravings of such iconic images as his Nemesis of 1502.
Dr. Kelly's Dutch prints include several of the rare engravings after the influential Adam Elsheimer (1574 - 1610) by Hendrik Goudt (1583 - 1648), and no less than twenty-eight images by the highly experimental printmaker Rembrandt van Rijn (1606 - 1669), ranging from early works of the 1630s to mature impressions from the 1650s.
His eighteenth-century holdings include sheets by the great Italian artists Canaletto (1697 - 1768) and Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (1727 - 1804) and several fine sheets from Los Caprichos by the renowned Spanish artist Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746 - 1828).
Completing the collection is a group of etched cityscapes and figure studies by James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834 - 1903). Together the collection attests to the quality of some of the greatest printmakers in Western Art.
Hours of visitation: Tue.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 1 p.m.-5 p.m., closed on Mondays
The Eastern Connecticut Symphony concert series begins the New Year on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 8 PM at the