Best Bets, June-July 2014

 

Saturday, July 26th

THE 9TH ANNUAL TRADITIONAL JANE LLOYD NEW ENGLAND LOBSTER & CLAMBAKE

SWSA'S Satre Hill
Salisbury, CT
The modified new england clam bake recipe Wallpaper

2:00pm - 8:00pm - Lobsters & Clams served promptly at 5:00pm

Music Circle with Eliot Osborn & Friends

To purchase tickets call Tanya Tedder at 860.435.9661 or Donna Lloyd Stoetzner at 860.824.5493.  Tickets are $55 and include lobster, steamers, raw bar, clam chowder, potatoes, corn on the cob and one beverage. Hot dogs and hamburgers are available to purchase the day of the event. For more information visitwww.thejanelloydfund.org. Best & Cavallaro is a proud sponsor of this event.

 

Saturday, July 26th from 12pm-7pm & Sunday, July 27th from 12pm-6pm

CONNECTICUT WINE FESTIVAL

Goshen Fairgrounds
116 Old Middle Street
Goshen, CT 06756

Taste the best of Connecticut€™s wineries.  Sample locally produced specialty foods.  Enjoy live music. Browse for handicrafts and more. It€™s all happening at the Connecticut Wine Festival. Admission includes a commemorative festival wine glass (Tasting Ticket only), tote bag, specialty food samples, entertainment and the opportunity to purchase bottles/cases of wine, food and artisan crafts. New This Year: GRAPE STOMP on Sunday, July 27th at 2:00pm. To sign up for this fun event please email festival.admin@ctwine.com with your name and a little info about yourself. Participation space is limited so sign up early! Contact Phone: (860)-216-6439 or for tickets visit www.ctwine.com/wine-festival

Tasting Ticket $30.00
Designated Driver Ticket $10.00

 

July 26, Copake

FARM ON! HOOTENANNY BENEFIT DINNER

Copake Country Club
44 GOLF COURSE ROAD   
COPAKE LAKE NY 12521

FarmOn! Hootenanny! Benefit Dinner - HOOT! CulinaryPartnership.com presents the 4th annual Hootenanny! Fundraiser Dinner billed as the €śBest event of the Summer in the Hudson Valley€ť is a fun filled night and unparalleled farm-to-table dinner featuring the cuisine of NYC Michelin Star celebrity Chef served lakeside at the Copake Country Club in Columbia County NY! Meet and eat with your farmer and connect with your community. Fun starts at 6pm with a Hudson Valley cheese course and happy hour to taste the bounty of the region from cheese makers and creameries, local libations (beer, wine, spirits) and more. Enjoy live music, a multi-course farm fresh meal with spit roasted meat sourced from 5 miles of where you eat it. Watch with us at the golf cart drive-in movie sponsored by Whole Foods Market, bid on unique finds at our silent and live auctions that compel you to Fork it Over as we raise funds for FarmOn! Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization. Indulge in our bonfire Ronnybrook sundae bar with local fruit and ice cream. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.friendsofthefarmer.com

 

July 12th through July 27th

50th ANNUAL CANAAN RAILROAD DAYS CELEBRATION

The Canaan Chamber of Commerce is again sponsoring this year€™s
50th Annual Canaan Railroad Days Celebration.

This year's schedule of events includes Events for Kids and Families, Fireworks, The Annual Fire Department Parade, a YMCA Road Race, a Lucky Ducky Derby, a Craft Fair, a Carnival at Lawrence Field, Taste of the Hills, Appearance & Performance by Kendall Phillips from American Idol, Falls Village Car & Motorcycle Show, Events at Douglas Library, Poetry is Music, and many more exciting events over these three weekends. If you would like more information on Railroad Days and sponsoring of events for this year€™s important Town Celebration, visit:www.canaanchamber.com or call (860) 362-5083.

 

July 24 through July 27

NINE WIVES

TriArts Sharon Playhouse
49 Amenia Road
Sharon, CT 06069

One Man's struggle to find love, happiness, and the perfect date for ex-fiancee's wedding€¦
Music and Lyrics by Douglas J. Cohen, Book and Lyrics by Dan Elish, Based on the novel "Nine Wives" by Dan Elish. Nine Wives tells the story of Henry Mann, a 32-year-old bachelor who discovers that the love of his life has met someone new and is about to get married. What's worse, he's been invited to her wedding! What follows are Henry's frantic attempts to find a woman he can take as his date €“ a potential future wife €“ to prove to his ex-fiancée (and the world) that he too is ready to move on.

For further information, showtimes and tickets, call (860) 364-7469 or visit www.triarts.net
 

 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

COMMUNITY CABARET

TriArts Playhouse
49 Amenia Road
Sharon, CT 06069

Join us before the show for a Community Cookout from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM followed by the 2nd Annual Community Cabaret at 7:00.  Food includes hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled chicken, salads, desserts and more! Adults $15 & Children $10. Please let the box office know if you plan to attend the cookout: (860) 364-7469 or visit www.triarts.net

 

July 12th through July 27th

50th ANNUAL CANAAN RAILROAD DAYS CELEBRATION

The Canaan Chamber of Commerce is again sponsoring this year€™s
50th Annual Canaan Railroad Days Celebration.

This year's schedule of events includes Events for Kids and Families, Fireworks, The Annual Fire Department Parade, a YMCA Road Race, a Lucky Ducky Derby, a Craft Fair, a Carnival at Lawrence Field, Taste of the Hills, Appearance & Performance by Kendall Phillips from American Idol, Falls Village Car & Motorcycle Show, Events at Douglas Library, Poetry is Music, and many more exciting events over these three weekends. If you would like more information on Railroad Days and sponsoring of events for this year€™s important Town Celebration, visit: www.canaanchamber.com or call (860) 362-5083.

 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

FISHING LURE WHITTLING

David M. Hunt Library
63 Main Street
Falls Village, CT 06031
10 AM - 2 PM

Join HYSB and Lost Art Workshops for another exciting craft activity.  Learn how to safely whittle a functional lure that you can take to your favorite fishing spot!  The FREE Workshop is for children 8 and up, accompanied by an adult. Advanced registration is required. To sign up visit www.hysb.org.

 

July 11 through July 20

FALSETTOS

TriArts Sharon Playhouse
49 Amenia Road

Sharon, CT 06069

Music and Lyrics by William Finn.  Book by William Finn and James Lapine.
This 1992 Tony Award Winning musical for Best Book and Musical Score is the jaunty tale of Marvin - who leaves his wife and young son to live with another man. His ex-wife marries his psychiatrist, and Marvin ends up alone. Two years later, this unlikely family is reunited for his son's bar mitzvah.  Against the backdrop of the beginning of the AIDS crisis, Falsettoscelebrates families of all kinds.  The NY Times called the show "exhilarating and heartbreaking" and audiences everywhere have laughed and cried their way through William Finn's one of a kind theatrical voice.  See the show that began the career of Finn - who would go on to write The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. For further information, showtimes and tickets, call (860) 364-7469 or visit www.triarts.net

 

Tuesday, July 15

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: LEON FLEISHER AND KATHERINE JACOBSON

The Hotchkiss School
11 Interlaken Road

Lakeville, CT 06031

Legendary pianist Leon Fleisher represents the highest standard of musicianship and, at 85 years young, he continues to impart his life-affirming artistry throughout the world, thriving in a sustained career as conductor and soloist, recitalist, chamber music artist, and master class mentor.  Concert starts at 7:30PM. For more information, contact: (860) 435-3775 or visit www.hotchkiss.org

 

July 18 through 20, 2014

FITCH€™S CORNER HORSE TRIALS

632 N Mabbettsville Road
Millbrook, New York 12545

The 2014 Fitch€™s Corner Horse Trials mark the 21st year of a country weekend and horse competition, which competitors, enthusiasts and the who€™s who of Dutchess County won€™t miss.
The elegant setting, challenging courses and wide array of associated activities attract both amateur and Olympic competitors. Fitch€™s Market offers more than 50 exhibitors selling items from fashions to home and accessories for horse and hound. Fitch€™s Food Court presents healthy and hearty fare in between the social events which include: the Blue Jean Ball Saturday night and the Spectator Luncheon, benefitting the Millbrook Fire Department and Rescue Squad on Sunday and featuring a Collector Car Show and Parade. www.fitchscorner.com  or call (845) 677-5479

 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

GUNSMOKE at MUSIC MOUNTAIN

Music Mountain
225 Music Mountain Road 

Falls Village, CT 06031 6:30 PMGunsmoke

Rockabilly, Western Swing: All in One lively and Danceable Package! Dust off your dancing shoes on Saturday for an evening withGunsmoke! Classic Country, Rockabilly, Western Swing all wrapped into one lively and danceable package! This Connecticut favorite has been entertaining audiences for over three decades €“ no wonder they were inducted into the Connecticut Country Music Association Hall of Fame in 2011! Gunsmoke is proud to be recognized as a leader in carrying the torch for the sounds of traditional country music. Contact (860)-824-7126 or visit www.musicmountain.org

 

Friday, July 11 & Saturday, July 12

HIDDEN GARDENS OF AMENIA TOUR

Join us for a tour of Amenia's hidden garden treasures!  From sweeping vistas to tiny ferns, there's always something new to see. All of the funds raised from the tour are used for purchasing the thousands of daffodils, tulips and hyacinths that line our streets each spring. Our tour features nationally known and conservancy gardens. All are welcome to our tour and other Garden Club of Amenia events - please stop by and see us!!

Friday, July 11 - €śMeet the Gardeners€ť Wine & Cheese at Jade Hill, 13 Lake Amenia Road, 5PM to 7PM.

Saturday, July 12 - €śHidden Gardens of Amenia€ť Tour 10AM to 4PM.
Buy tickets online or at our tent located at Four Brothers Pizza Inn, 4957 Route 22, Amenia.  For further information visit www.ameniagardens.com

 

Sunday, July 13

FALLS VILLAGE CAR & MOTORCYCLE SHOW

Come to downtown Falls Village for the annual Falls Village Car & Motorcycle Show, 10AM to 3PM.  Street rods, classic cars, muscle cars, antiques, race cars, specialty cars, special interest and motorcycles.  $10 entry fee, spectators free. Live music, food, vendors and more! Bring the whole family.  All proceeds benefit the Falls Village Volunteer Fire Department. For more information, call Jacob€™s Garage at (860) 824-5861 or visit Falls Village Car Show on Facebook.

 

Wednesday, July 9 through Sunday, July 13

JACOB€™S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL PRESENTS DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM

Jacob€™s Pillow
358 George Carter Road
Becket, MA 01223

Following a successful opening week of Festival 2013, Dance Theatre of Harlem returns with an all-new program, led by Artistic Director and founding company member Virginia Johnson. The company performs past-carry-forward, created for DTH by Tanya Wideman and Thaddeus Davis, which brings the design, significance, and spirit of the Harlem Renaissance to life. Donald Byrd's contemporary ballet Contested Space is a total knockout, featuring lithe solos and duets packed with smooth shape shifting and flexibility. The centerpiece of this dynamic program is Ulysses Dove's breathtaking ballet Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven, danced to "Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten" by Arvo Pärt. 

Wednesday July 9 through Saturday July 12, 8pm
Thursday July 10, Saturday July 12 and Sunday July 13, 2pm

Tickets $75, $69, $59, $39, $10.  Youth Tickets are available for Thursday, July 10 at 2pm, Friday, July 11 at 8pm, Saturday, July 12 at 2pm, and Sunday, July 13 at 2pm. Every Youth Ticket (17 and younger) must be accompanied by an adult ticket.  For further information, call  (413) 243-0745 or www.jacobspillow.org

 

Thursday, July 10

FARM TO TABLE IN THE NORTHWEST CORNER: A COOKING CLASS SERIES PRESENTED BY NOBLE HORIZIONS AND THE SCOVILLE LIBRARY

Noble Horizions
17 Cobble Road

Salisbury, CT 06068

In the months of July, August and September, Noble Horizons and the Scoville Library will host a series of Farm to Table cooking classes in which professional local chefs will use seasonal, locally grown ingredients to create delectable and simple summer meals. Sample the meal, purchase the ingredients.  Join us this Thursday from 11AM to 12PM.  Registration is limited. To register call (860) 435-2838 or visit www.noblehorizons.org

 

Friday July 4, 5-7 pm
Saturday July 5, 10-4

Sunday, July 6, 10-1

The Sharon Historical Society & Museum Announces

THE GREAT ATTIC CLASSIC 2104 TAG SALE & SILENT AUCTION

The Sharon Historical Society & Museum
18 Main Street 

Sharon, CT

The event kicks-off on Friday evening, July 4th, from 5-7 pm with an early buying and cocktail party under the big tents on the museum grounds. Featuring our famous hors d'oeuvres (catered by friends of the Sharon Daycare Center) and plenty to whet your whistle, the evening will be a feast for the eyes and the palate.  A special feature of Friday's party will be the "Silent Auction" tent, which will showcase a select group of the crème de la crème of the sales items. The evening will culminate with the climax of the silent auction ending at 6:50 pm, so don't miss the excitement. Tickets to the party are $45/person in advance, $55 at the door. All proceeds support The Historical Society & Museum.

The sale resumes on Saturday, from 10-4 pm, and on Sunday, from 10-1 pm. If you are an early bird and love bargains, there will be early buying beginning at 9 am on Saturday for a $10 / person early entrance fee.  The Great Attic Classic tents themselves will be filled to the brim with antiques, new home décor, lamps, jewelry, lighting fixtures, framed original art, prints, china, glassware, furniture, rugs and linens and more.  The Great Attic Classic sale has been long regarded as the best tag sale of the summer.

For information and to purchase tickets to the Early Buying party, call 860-364-5688 or e-mail sharonhistoricalsociety@yahoo.com. Visit us on the web at www.sharonhist.org.  Best & Cavallaro is a proud sponsor of this event.

 

JULY 4TH AT THE SALISBURY TOWN GROVE!

Salisbury Town Grove
42 Ethan Allen Street

Salisbury, CT

This is a true slice of Norman Rockwell Americana; bring picnics, decorations and your community spirit. The Salisbury Association sponsors a July 4th picnic at the Town Grove, rain or shine. 11am - organized children€™s games, noon - a brief ceremony, and the Salisbury Band will play until 1pm. EXTRAS will provide food.

PARADE OF BOATS

The annual Independence Day parade of boats starts at 12:00 noon on July 6 at the Grove. Boats make one loop around the lake and return for a picnic sponsored by Lake Wononscopomuc Association.  Prizes will be awarded for three categories: children, business, and family.  Music provided by the Resilience Brass Band. For further information contact Stacey Dodge at 860-435-5185.

 

July 3, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

SUMMERTIME AND THE READING IS EASY!

The Scoville Adult Summer Reading Program
19 Main Street
Salisbury, CT 06068

The July 4th weekend is the official start of the adult summer reading program at the Scoville Memorial Library (although we are closed Friday €“ Monday).  Not only does the library encourage you to read and borrow books, we€™ll even reward you to do that.  There are four prize tracks for the program depending on how many volumes you read between July 3 until the end of August.  The first 15 registrants for the program will receive a prize. 

Everyone will get to share wine, snacks and books plus Suzanne Hermans of Oblong Books will provide us with summer reading previews.  Please join us for the kick off of this summer€™s reading mania with a congenial social hour in the library. For more information, visit www.scovillelibrary.org

 

July 3 through 6, 2014

TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE
Presented by TriArts Sharon Playhouse

TriArts Sharon Playhouse
49 Amenia Road
Sharon, CT 06069
(860) 364-7469

By Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom
Based on the book by Mitch Albom
Meet the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished sports journalist, driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie's appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig's Disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life.  Based on one of the top selling memoirs of all time, critics hail the play as more humorous, more shattering, and powerfully unforgettable. For more information and tickets, visit www.TriArts.net.

 

Friday July 4, 10am-6pm
Saturday July 5, 10am-6pm
Sunday July 6, 10am-4:30pm

BERKSHIRE ARTS FESTIVAL

Ski Butternut
380 State Road, Route 23
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Welcome to the Berkshires, "America's Premier Cultural Resort" - Now in its 13th year, the Berkshires Arts Festival has become a Berkshire tradition attracting thousands of art lovers who come to the Berkshires for theater, dance, music, and art. Founded by Richard and Joanna Rothbard, owners of An American Craftsman Galleries, the Berkshires Arts Festival attracts top artists from all across the USA and Canada. Call for info (845)-355-2400 or visit www.berkshireartsfestival.com ADMISSION: Adults $13, Seniors $11, Students $5, Weekend Pass $14. Cash only and children under 10 free!

 

July 4, 2014

NORFOLK CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL €“ MUSIC FOR THE FOURTH

Norfolk Festival Music Shed
20 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, CT 06058
8:00 pm

Leonard Bernstein - Works for mixed ensemble from MassDivertimento, andWonderful Town
Ernst von Dohnanyi - Aria for Flute & Piano
Charles Griffes - Poem for Flute and Piano
Carl Maria von Weber - Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano
Antonín Dvorak - String Quartet in F Major, Op 96 €śAmerican€ť

Carol Wincenc fluteScott Hartman trombonePeter Frankl piano,
Othmar MüllercelloArtis Quartet, Fellows of the Norfolk Festival

For further information, call (860) 542-3000 or visit music.yale.edu/norfolk.
 

 

Saturday, July 5

FIREWORKS AT LIMEROCK PARK!

The Salisbury Rotary Club's Independence Day Fireworks event at Lime Rock Park is Saturday, July 5. Infield and Outfield Gates open at 6:00 p.m., and all concession stands will be open.  Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets and enjoy Lime Rock's unique ambience until the fireworks begin about 9:00 p.m. The cost is $20 per carload (all proceeds benefit the Salisbury Rotary Club), so fill it up with friends and family!

 

Saturday, June 28, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

JIVE BY FIVE

Music Mountain
Falls Village, CT

The summer jazz season begins with Jive By Five! This Connecticut favorite returns with the sizzling dance music of the jazz age. The wild rhythms of the 1920€™s €” from the Charleston to the Two-Step & the Fox Trot €“ will get audiences on their feet! Veteran musician Robert Parker leads this toe-tapping trio. www.musicmountain.org or call 860-824-7126

 

Saturday, June 28, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.

VOCAL CONCERT €“ DESSOFF CHOIRS WITH VOCAL STUDENTS

The Hotchkiss School
11 Interlaken Road
Lakeville, CT 06039

(860) 435-3173

The Dessoff Choir will sing selections from their 2013-14 concert season, including movements from Britten€™s Ceremony of Carols and Brahms€™ German Requiem. They will also present a set of arrangements of beloved folksongs and spirituals. For several of the pieces on the program, Dessoff will be joined by students from the Portals Vocal Program.
www.hotchkiss.org or www.facebook.com/dessoff

 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

THE JOINT CHIEFS in CONCERT

Infinity Hall
Route 44
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
Box Office (866)-666-6306
Phone (860)-542-5531

Local musical heroes The Joint Chiefs return to Infinity Hall after wowing audiences at a benefit concert in our beloved listening room last Fall. Delighting audiences with soaring harmonies, stellar musicianship and a fun loving attitude, this quartet is a melodious treat worth savoring. Come out and hear why this band is held in such high regard all around the Northwest Corner. Ticket Price: $24, $34 www.infinitymusic.com or www.jointchiefsmusic.com

 

Saturday, June 28 - 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, June 29 - 10 am - 4 pm                               

OPEN YOUR EYES STUDIO TOUR & SHOWCASE

The fifth annual Open Your Eyes Studio Tour to be held June 28 & 29, 2014 in Torrington, Harwinton, and Burlington, CT, will feature the artistic talent in the rural northwest corner of Connecticut. The artists and artisans will open their creative spaces and processes to the public during the day on Saturday and Sunday. Easy, great for all ages, and the route is absolutely lovely.

Each year the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council selects groups of towns within its 25-town service area to for the tour. The event has drawn audiences from 14 states, with many visitors returning to the event each year. The aim of Open Your Eyes Studio Tour & Showcase is to shine a light on the many artists who live and work in our region, to give the community a greater understanding and appreciation for the arts and the creative process, and to draw attention to the towns in which these artists live and work.

The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting the arts and cultural resources of northwestern Connecticut. The Council considers that arts and culture are integral contributors to the quality of life in the region. The Council focuses on assisting artists and cultural organizations in their efforts to thrive, and on informing the public, and giving access to the arts across the region.

For more information about Open Your Eyes Studio Tour go to www.openyoureyestour.org or contact the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council at (860) 618-0075.

 

JUNE 18 through 29, 2014

TRI ARTS PRESENTS: Les Misérables (LAST CHANCE!)

Preview June 18th at 7pm

Book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Lyrics by Jerbert Kretzmer
This international smash-hit may be the most popular musical in the world €“ seen by over 65 million people and now a major motion picture. In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. www.TriArts.net or call (860) 364-7469.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014

ERIN MCKEOWN BENEFIT CONCERT

Erin McKeown presented by The Independent School Gender Project

The Hotchkiss School
11 Interlaken Road
Lakeville, CT

8:30 p.m. in Katherine M. Elfers Hall

Erin McKeown will perform at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut on June 20 at 8:30 p.m. in Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center. Presented by The Independent School Gender Conference, the concert will benefit Wishbone, an organization helping low-income students from New York City and the Bay Area attend extra-curricular programs. The suggested donation is $10. To learn more about the benefiting organization please visit wishbone.org.  www.hotchkiss.org

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 21 & SUNDAY, JUNE 22

FRIENDS OF SCOVILLE MEMORIAL LIBRARY

ANNUAL SUMMER BOOK SALE

Come celebrate the Summer Solstice and browse our books to find your summer reading!

Friday, June 20, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm COCKTAIL PREVIEW $25 Admission

Saturday, June 21, 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday, June 22, 10 am to 2 pm

Saturday morning from 10 to noon there will be fun-filled activities for children featuring Puttin' on the Ritz and their professional face-painter and a balloon artist as well as an art table with Erin Simmons, our Children's Librarian.

Sunday is bag of books and surprise box day! $10 for a bag of books of your choice OR pay what you wish for a themed box of pre-selected books.

19 Main Street, Salisbury
(860) 596-4217
www.scovillelibrary.org

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014

FRIENDS OF SCOVILLE MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Special Father€™s Day Pop-Up Shop

At Peter Becks Village Store
19 Main Street, Salisbury

10:00 am to Noon

(860) 596-4217

www.scovillelibrary.org

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014

SHARON AUDUBON BIRD WALK & OPEN HOUSE

Sharon Audubon Center
325 Cornwall Bridge Road

Sharon, CT 06069

Phone: 860-364-0520

Bird Walk 8:00am-10:00am

The Connecticut Office of Tourism is sponsoring the 10th annual Connecticut Open House Day on Saturday, June 14th.  The one-day statewide event is designed to showcase Connecticut€™s diverse world of history, art, and tourism.  A great way for residents to discover or rediscover all that is happening in our state.  We hope that once Connecticut residents learn about the wealth of treasures in our own backyard, they will share their newly gained appreciation and enthusiasm with visiting family and friends and become Connecticut ambassadors. 

Audubon Sharon will be participating in Open House Day by offering free admission to the Sharon Audubon Center and Miles Wildlife Sanctuary.  Trails are open from dawn until dusk.  Miles Wildlife Sanctuary is located at 99 West Cornwall Road in Sharon.

At 8:00am, at the Sharon Audubon Center, new Center Director Sean Grace will be leading a free morning bird walk around the grounds. Wear comfortable shoes and bring binoculars if you have them. Registration is recommended, but not necessary.  To sign up, contact the Center at www.sharon.audubon.org

SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2014

SPRING FOR SOUND: THE LIVE MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR!

Millerton, NY

27 Bands and 5 DJs all day long!  The 4th annual, bigger and better each time! Music all day in Millerton, NY on 4 stages. Musicians convening from near and far for your listening pleasure. Come listen to your favorite local band and check out a band you haven't heard yet! Food vendors, art gallery openings, a dance party and musical activities for kids. All welcome. Produced in partnership with the NECC and Mimi Harney and Kristen Panzer. All proceeds benefit the North East Community Center.

Tickets $10 in advance or $15 at door. For tickets and more information, call (518) 789-4259 or visitSpringforsound.com

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2014

MUSIC MOUNTAIN: The 85th Season Opening Concert & Gala

Music Mountain
Falls Village, CT

6:30 pm

Join us for the 85th season opening concert and gala, with a performance by the Emerson String Quartet.

Haydn: Quartet in G Minor, Op. 20, No. 3 (1772) (1)
Mendelssohn: Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80 (1847) (4)
Schubert: Quartet D Minor, €śDeath and the Maiden€ť (1824) (29)
All Tickets $75 (Includes a benefit voucher for a regularly priced 2014 Music Mountain concert)
 www.musicmountain.org or call 860-824-7126

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014

THE SALISBURY FORUM PRESENTS: DRUGS, GUNS, REDEMPTION & EDWARD SNOWDEN

The Moviehouse
Main Street
Millerton,NY

11:30 am

In this program, you will get to see a series of five, 8-minute documentary films conceived, researched, scripted, filmed and edited by students from  area high schools, addressing issues for which these young people feel a personal passion.

Drugs; why do so many young people fall prey to them?  Where do they find them?  How do they feel about being hooked?  Guns; an exploration of gun control and mass shootings in America.  Sexual Assault; the impact of a rape incident on a small local community. Redemption; when one has done unspeakable things, how is it still possible to turn a life around?

These and a fifth film concerning the broader implications of the Edward Snowden leaks provide a rare window into the minds of our teens and demonstrate their incisive ability to grapple with some of today's knottiest problems, and become the citizens we can entrust with the world of tomorrow.

Following each film, the audience will have the opportunity to participate in Q & A with the filmmakers. What spurred their interest in a subject? What they learned from the experience. Where they come out emotionally once the project was done.

All Salisbury Forum events are free and open to the public.  www.salisburyforum.org