BEST BETS: Happenings in Salisbury and the Tri State Area
May 24', 2013
Spotlight 2013 to benefit TriArts SharonPlayhouse will take place at the Playhouse on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 6 p.m. Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, performance, live and silent auction. Event cost: $125; $250. For more info email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MEMORIAL DAY PARADES: Monday, May 27 - Salisbury's parade starts at 10 a.m. in front of the Scoville Memorial Library. Sharon's parade starts at 10 a.m. in front of Auto Sport.
Sharon Historical Society will host a free holiday picnic immediately following the Memorial Day parade - starting at 11:15 a.m. - hot dogs, cake, lemonade or bring your own food to augment theirs. Bring a blanket, an instrument, a Frisbee, a ball and hang out on the lawn.
Scoville Memorial Library, Saturday, May 18 at 4 p.m. - Invasive Plants a presentation by Logan Senack, CT Invasive Plant Coordinator. This presentation will introduce attendees to several invasive plants, CT laws about invasive plants, and will demonstrate how everyone can contribute important information about the distribution of these plants in Connecticut. Generalized control suggestions will also be discussed.
Sunday, May 19 at 1 p.m.at Scoville Memorial Library: Vanishing of the Bees - an award winning documentary examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees. Colony Collapse Disorder threatens the loss of our honeybees and the significant work they do in supporting our food system. Wardell Community Room.
Sunday, May 19 at 4 p.m. at Scoville Memorial Library: CHEESE, GLORIOUS CHEESE! A guide to buying artisan cheese, from the cheesemonger's point of view. Learn cheese bsics and explore topics like: how to order, taste, judge ripeness and condition and reckon weight. Secrets of the trade and cheese myths will be debunked. Matthew Rubineer is the owner of Rubiner's Cheesemongers & Grocers and Rubi's Cafe in Great Barrington, MA.
Scoville Memorial Library, May 4 at 4 pm....Toward Better Gardens, 10 Simple Techniques with MaryAnn McGourty. Mary Ann will explain ten simple ideas to improve your garden and make it easier to maintain. Learn how to evaluate new plants and combine them effectively for a long season of interest. In one short session she will help you fine tune your gardens and gardening.
Sunday, May 5 2 p.m. Southern Women Writers with Dr. James Kraft at Scoville Memorial Library. This is the final session in the series and closes with Harper Lee. Please read "To Kill a Mockingbird."
SPECIAL BOOK SALE...The Friends of Scoville Library will hold its first "From the Stacks" sale. Books in all categories for every taste for adults and children on Saturday, April 27th from 10 a.m. to noon. Enter through the Wardell Room adjacent to the Library's parking lot. And sve the date for the Annual Fall Book sale which will be held from October 11-14.
Scoville Memorial Library - Saturday, April 27 4-5 pm Orvieto: Judgments - Good, Bad, and Last. George Faison, a humanities teacher at Hotchkiss School, will lead us through the history of Orvieto. The 14th and 15th centuries are the chief points of reference, with the black Death, civic catastrophe, and art and architecture as the dominant features of the time. This talk will no doubt strike familiar chords to anyone who has visited Orvieto, for those who have not, perhaps it will whet your appetite to do so.
Aglet Theatre Company's final staged reading of the 2012-2013 season will take place at TriArts Sharon Playhouses' Bok Gallery on April 26th and 27th. It is Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paula Vogel's "The Oldest Profession". ....a gentle but bittersweet story of five aging practitiioners of the oldest profession who are faced with a diminishing clientele, increased competition for their niche market, and aching joints. Though not a musical, there are several songs threaded throughout the play. Doors open at 7pm for complimentary wine and refreshments, a discussion follows each performance. Tickets are $25; $20 for students 18 and under. For reservations call 860-435-6928 or go to email@example.com.
The Salisbury Forum: "Hate and Extremism In The United States" on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hotchkiss School, Walker Auditorium. Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, will discuss the explosive growth in conspiracy-minded anti-government "Patriot" groups. Anger over the economy and hard core opposition to gun control that has fueled a state of hate and extremism. He says there are more than 1,000 hard core hate groups operating in the U.S. right now. He warns that President Obama's agenda of gun control and immigration reform islikely to intwensify the rage on the extreme right. This promises to be an interesting and informative program on a vital issue facing our country. Admission is free.
Scoville Memorial Library: Technology at Ten on Saturday, April 20 at 10 a.m. Google Drive. Learn about this free service for all your word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and form needs. Use the free cloud storage to access your stuff from anywhere. Google Drive works on your PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone.
Northwest Corner TRIAD to Host Seminar on Estate Planning on Friday, April 12 from 10 am to 12 noon, with a light lunch provided at Noble Horizons Wagner Learning Center, 17 Cobble Road. The TRIAD is a non-profit organization for seniors on how to take the steps needed to ensure that your wishes are carried out for the protection of yourself and your loved ones. Speakers who will address estate planning from their unique professional peerspectives, are: Alyson Marcucio, an attorney with the law firm of Ackerly Brown, Diane Johnstone, FTCP and Senior Vice President, Salisbury Bank & Trust, and Judge Diane Blick of Probate Court District #24.
Scoville Memorial Library. Dr. James Kraft: Southern Women Writers, Pat II on Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m. For this session please read the stories in the first volume published by Eurdora Welty..."A Curtain of Green and Other Stories". The text is also in "The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty". If you have the opportunity, please read Welty's short memoir, "One Writer's Beginnings". The final session will be held on May 5 featuring Harper Lee.
Noble Horizons, Saturday, April 6 at 2:00 p.m. Margaret Roach, garden writer, blogger and former editorial director of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia will speak on "Nonstop Plants: A Garden for 365 Days" and will also discuss her recently published book, "TheBackyard Parablesd". Following her program, which is free, guests will be able to purchase her new book and meet Ms. Roach while she signs her books. Ms. Roach traded in her corporate life for a full-time move to her old farmhouse inCopake Falls, New York. Herfirst book chronicled the adventures of that dramatic transition; "The Backyard Parables" delves deeper into the challanges and rewards of a life lived close to nature. Registration for Ms. Roach's program can be completed at www.noblehorizons.org or at 860-435-9851.
Scoville Memorial Library Saturday, april 6 at 4 p.m. Dick Paddock presents: The Coming of the East-West Railroad. One of the most significant changes to the lifestyle of our ancestors was the revolution in transportation that came with the development of railroads. This was especially true of the northwest corner of Connecticut because this area has no navigable waterways and travel by roads was difficult. The talk discusses the impact the east-west rail link had on life here. This is a repeat of an earlier presentation for those who missed it or those who would like to hear it again.
Scoville Memorial Library, Sunday, April 7 at 4 p.m. Bill Cunningham - New York. This documentary shows us a slice of Bill Cunningham's life as a professional photographer. Grace Brown (the original Lucky Strike model) who has worked with Mr. Cunningham, returns to the Film Society for comments.
CHOCOLATE! Saturday, March 30 at 4:00 pm Kevin Schmitz of Berkshire Bark will be at the Scoville Memorial Library to discuss the history of chocolate, how it is made, how to work with it and why it is the little known cornerstone of the food pyramid. Schmitz has been involved in all aspects of the food business for over 35 years and created the Marketplace with David Renner in 1993. They divided their kitchen duties and Kevin ended up overseeing the pastry department. His fascination with chocolate turned into a bit of an obsession and after a few years of experimentation they started Berkshire Bark in 2006. Cheerful guests will also get to eat chocolate.
Scoville Memorial Library presents: What's In My Food - GMO Labeling in Connecticut on Saturday, March 23 at 10:30 a.m. Film: "Genetic Roulette" created by Jeffrey Smith, the foremost authority on the environmental and health concerns of genetically modified foods and crops. There will be a follow up Q&A. State legislatorRoberta Willis plans to attend and to present information about CT H.B. 6519-An Act Concerning the Labeling of Genetically Modified Food and H.B. 6527 - An Act Concerning Genetically Engineered Baby Food will be available.
Technology at Ten - Scoville Memorial Library, Saturday, March 16 at 10:00 a.m. Library Director Claudia Cayne will introduce you to free apps to edit and organize your photos, such as Picasa, iPhoto and snapseed.
Era of Elegance Series - Scoville Memorial Library, Saturday, March 16 at 4:00 p.m. Architectural Preservation in our National Parks by Richad Chilcoat, who serves in the Northeast Region of the National Park Service, the area from Maine to Virginia. He will present an illustrrated talk on architecture in our national parks and what is being done there to preserve historic structures. Mr. Chilcoat is Chief of Construction Conservation and Training for the national Park Service, Historic Architecture, Conservation and Engineering Center (HACE) located in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Sharon Historical Society'''s new art exhibition: "Expressions of Light and Shadow...The Indigo Hues." Artist reception, Saturday, March 9, 2013 5-7 pm. Artists: Sue Corcoran, Diana Blumenthal, Dale Janssen, Lena Curtis, Olga Schwede, Gillian Seidl, Joan Palmer, Ellen Murtagh, Penny Pitts, Ruth Drysdale. 18 Main St., Sharon.
The Salisbury Association Historical Society presents: Native Americans of the NW Corner, Saturday, March 2 at 4 p.m. Dr. Lucianne Lavin will address the history, culture and traditions of the first settlers of the NW Corner. Dr. Lavin is the Director of Research and Collections at the Institute for American Indian Studies in Washington, CT. She has studied the ways and lives of those who settled along the Housatonic River centuries before the arrival of the colonists and will share her discoveries. Scoville Memorial Library, Wardell Community Room.
Perennial Combinations that work by Barbara Pierson, White Flower Farm Nursery Manager. Nationally renowned expert, Barbara Pierson will speak at Noble Horizons on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 1:00p.m. Noble Horizons, 17 Cobble Road, Salisbury.
Scoville Memorial Library Saturday, February 23 at 4:00 p.m. will present: Orvieto Judgements,Good, Bad, and Last: a talk by George Faison, a humanities teacher at the Hotchkiss School will lead us through the history of Orvieto. The 14th and 15th centuries are the chief points of reference, with the Black Death, civic catastrophe, and art and architecture as the dominant features of the time.
87th Annual Ski Jumps - February 8-10, 2013. Friday, Feb. 8: Informal jump practice, 6:30pm Chili Cook-off, 7pm Jumping under the lights, following jumping - Human Dogsled Race. Saturday, Feb. 9: Curling demonstrations all day, 9 am Nordic Kids 20-30 meter competition, 11 am-noon practice, 1-3 Salisbury Invitational Competition, 11 am-3pm 12th Annual Ice Carving Demonstration featuring area's best carvers, 4pm Awards, Scoville Memorial Library, free admission, 8-midnight Snow ball featuring Joe Bouchard of blue Oyster Cult fame, at the Lakeville Hose Co., admission: Adults $12, children 12 and under free. Sunday, Feb. 10: Pancake Breakfast at Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance building, 11 am - Practice 87th Annual EasternSki Jumping Championships 1pm Competition including Junior Oympic hopefuls. All umping events held at Satre Hill in Salisbury. Unless otherwise noted, admission for al events: $10 for adults and children 12 and under free. Proceeds from Alpine and Jumpfest Weekends will fund SWSA's children's skiing programs.
Technology at Ten....iCloud. Saturday, February 16 at 10 a.m. Library Director, Claudia Cayne will intorudce to the Cloud and your computer. Learn about iCloud and Google's cloud and other cloud services.
Consider the Conversation - preparing for the future: Discussions and Decisiions for Adult children and their Parents. Sunday, February 10 at 3 p.m. The Scoville Memorial Library, Salisbury Visiting Nurse Assn. and Salisbury Congregational Church have joined to develop a series of education presentations and discussions scheduled throughout the year that focus on important topics. The first in this series, "end-of-Life: Dialogues and Decisions," is divided into three sessions and relates to a topic many find difficult to tackle. The sessions will be facilitated by representatives from each of the sponsoring organizations. They will meet on the following Sunday afternoons, January 27, February 10 and February 24 from 3:00 to 5:00 at the Library.
Scoville Memorial Library will have a slide presentation "Reviving 500 Years of Civilization - A Taste of Chinese Traditional Culture" on Saturday, January 5 at 2:00 p.m. The slide presentation introduces the important aspects of traditional Chinese philosophy, the destruction of authentic culture and art over the last 60 years as well as the Renaissance of Chinese culture as demonstrated in Shen Yun Performing Arts which is scheduled to have 3 shows in The Palace Theater, Waterbury, CT on April 13-14, 2013. This session will include a short Chinese dance workshop. The audience will also have a hands-on experience of clasical Chinese dance props such as long ribbon, waist drum and fan.
Sunday, January 6 at 4 pm. the Film Society will show The Sheik (1921) staring Rudolph Valentino, prince of the desert, who abducts an English woman to be his bride. This silent film permanently made Valentino a glowing star.
Argazzi Art is showing Ann E. Coulter - "OneTime" pastels from September 27-November 25. Reception for the artist Saturday, September 29 from 5 to 7. Argazzi Art, 22 Millerton Road, Lakeville. firstname.lastname@example.org
Noble Horizons 40th Anniversary Invitational Art Exhibit opens on September 14 and runs through November 4, 2012. Artist's reception on Friday, September 14 - 5-7 pm. Nine painters are participating: Allen Blagden, Janet Andre Block, Don Bracken, Brad Faus, Pieter Lefferts, Danielle Mailer, Erica Prud'homme, Susan Rand, and Marjorie Reid. Noble Horizons, 17 Cobble Road, Salisbury.
The Sharon Historical Society presents Flowers of Sharon, watercolors by Mary Anne Carley. Artist reception on September 8th from 4-6 pm. The Sharon Garden Club will be bringing in some living bouquets from the gardens of Sharon to accompany the beautiful watercolor paintings. Wine and refreshments will be served. 18 Main Street, Sharon, CT. 860 364-5688.
Sharon Audubon Festival Saturday &Sunday, August 11 & 12 RAIN OR SHINE. Gates open 9:30 am-5:30pm $7 Adults, $5 children 12 and under. No pets allowed on the Audubon Grounds. Activities for all family members: live animals, nature walks, exhibits, music, children's activity tent, vendors, food and more.
Noble Horizons 40th Anniversary Invitational Outdoor Sculpture Show Sunday, May 27-October 8, 2012 Sculpture in a variety of media is exhibited throughout the grounds of Noble Horizons. Artist's reception May 27 from 4 - 6 p.m....all are welcome.
TriArts Sharon Playhouse 2012 Season kicks of with DIVAS DO THE DECADES. June 8, 9 and 10. For tickets: 860-364-7469 or www.triarts.net Friday, 6/8 - 8pm; 6/9 - 8pm; 6/10 - 5 p.m. Tickets range from $33 to $47.
Scoville Memorial Library presents a technology Workshop on Saturday, May 19 at 10 a.m.: iPad Basics. An instructor from Visionary Computer will demonstrate a number of quick and powerful techniques designed to help you get more out of youriPad. find out how to download and manage "apps", take control of the look and feel of your iPad and some best practices for power management. Meet in the Wardell Community Room.
"The Industries of Guinea Brook" a history on the go tour led by Ed Kirby on Saturday, April 14, departs at 10 am. from the Sharon Historical Society, Main St., Sharon. Reservations required....cost $15/person per tour. This is a tour of the industrial remains of the thriving Guinea brook neighborhood of Sharon. Tour participants will visit many of the sites mentioned in the chaper of the same name, recently purlibhse din Mr. Kirby's latest book, Seldom Told Tales Book Three.
Salisbury Association Historical Society Heritage Talk: History and Mystery of the Bagpipes on Saturday, April 14 at 4 p.m. Lee Collins has been a piper since 1972 and for most of that time played with the Amerscot Highland Pipe Band from Hyde Park, NY will describe some of the lore of the pipes and show how highland pipes are made, tuned, and played. Their volume is at one level - loud, and they are best enjoyed outdoors. The Scoville Memorial Library Wardell community room.
Technology Workshop: Twitter Basics on Saturday, April 21 at 10 a.m. in the Wardell room of the Scoville Memorial Library. Katherine Rand, an instructor for the Taconic Learning Center, will lead the class in setting up and using Twitter for beginners. Please bring a laptop, iPad or ask to borrow one from the library. This will be a hands-on, hour long class.
Sharon's Best Kept Secrets - an illustrated talk by Ed Kirby, author of Seldom Told Tales of Sharon, volumes 1-3 on Saturday, March 31 at the Sharon Historical Society at 10:15 a.m.
Salisbury Association Historical Society: Era of Elegance: Furnishings the Young Republic - Fabrics for Dress and Interiors 1790-1830 on Saturday, March 24 at 4 pm. The Era of Elegance series will continue with a talk by Titi Halle who owns the Cora Ginsburg Gallery, which features exquisite and rare works of art including 17th to 20th century costume, textiles and needlework. Wardell Room of the Scoville Library.
Author Robert Levine presents, "Weep, Shudder, Die - A Guide to Loving Opera" on Sunday, March 25 at 4 pm in the Wardell Room of the Scoville Library. Author and journalist Robert Levine introduces his newly released book in which he promises to inspire anyone who has ever been curious about opera but never knew where to start or how to discover one of the world's most entertaining and satisfying art forms. He will also comment on the Metropolitan Opera's upcoming production of "LaTraviata" which will be shown live in HD at the Mahaiwe Arts Center in Great Barrington on April 14 and 22. Books for signing will be on sale.
The Scoville Memorial Library presents a Technology Workshop: Facebook Basics on Saturday, March 17 at 10 a.m. Katherine Rand, an instructor for the Taconic Learning Center will lead the class in setting up and using Facebook for beginners. Please bring a laptop, iPad or ask to borrow one from the library. This will be a hands-on, hour long class. The Wardell Room will be set with tables for work.
The Scoville Memorial Library and The Salisbury Association Historical Society present The Irish and Others Came to Salisbury on Saturday, March 17 at 4 p.m. When Irish refugees of the potato famine came to work in railroad industry, the opportunities they found in Salisbury and other northwest corner towns caused them to stay and put down roots. How they were received in a society that viewed them with suspicion and sometimes hostility? What opportunities did they find? Lou Bucceri hopes to explore these questions in his March 17 Heritage Talk.
The Scoville Memorial Library and Friends of the Library present: James Kraft on "Middlemarch" on Sunday, March 18 at 4pm. George Eliot's Middlemarch (1871) is considered one of the great novels in Engllish and Eliot has centered the novel on Dorothea Brooke, one of the most interesting women in fiction. The novel has an exciting epic sweep, is highly readable, and is full of eliot's brilliant and often amusing insights. Please use the Penguin edition so that we can make reference to the same text; and read books One and Two for the first session at 4pm on March 18. The other dates are April 29 and June 10. The study meets in the Wardell Room.
Soar Invites you to the Production of: Mulan (a Disney movie) on Thursday, 3/1 at 6:30 pm; Friday, 3/2 at 6:30 pm and Saturday, 3/3 at 2 pm at Hotchiss Blackbox downstairs in main building. yearAdmission: $2 per person over 5 years old at door. Open Seating. All proceeds and donations go to SOAR for after-school programming at Salisbury Central School.
The Gallery at the Sharon Historical Society presents Brass Valley: Made in America. Photographs and the written word by Emery Roth II from March 3 to April 25. Artist reception on Saturday, March 3 from 4-6 pm. 18 Main St., Sharon, CT.
Scoville Memorial Library presents "Atys", a 17th Century Baroque Opera by Jean Baptist Lully on Saturday, March 3 at 1 p.m. Sponsored by TheFriends of the Scoville Library. "Atys", an opera performed live in 2011 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music comes to the Wardell Room for this very special event. The opera runs 195 minutes. There will be one intermission, with refreshments provided by the Friends of the library. Door opens at 1:30 p.m.
Growing Your Own Organic Vegetables with Peggy O'Brien on Sunday, January 8 at 4 pm in the Wardell Community Room at the Scoville Memorial Library. Salisbury's Peggy O'Brien will set the scene for getting our your gardening catalogs to plan for next spring. Peggy, an organic vegetable gardener for estates, chefs and homeowners, will offer tips on seed sources, plant varieties, planting and harvesting your organic vegetable garden for 2012. Peggy's informative blog is at www.edibleviews.com. Bring your garden wish list, and share your favorite catalogs. There will be handouts of questions to ask yourself before you begin this year's garden that will help you focus on what you want, where to put it, when to plant it, and how to keep records.
Scoville Memorial Library Technology Workshop - Saturday, Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. on Google Docs. Library Director, Claudia Cayne, reviews Google Docs, Google's feree web-based word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, and form application. It allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users. Learn what this free tool can do for you. Personal laptops are welcome. Word processing and spreadsheet basics will also be taught. Class takes place in the Wardell Room.
"A Victorian Christmas Concert" on Saturday, December 3 at 7 pm in The Academy Building, 24 Main St., Salisbury. Judith Dansker - Oboe & Recorders; Christopher Morrongiello - Lute; Marcia Young - Soprano & Renaissance Harp. Tickerts: $20 includes Victorian dessert buffet. For Reservations call: 860 435-0566 Space is limited!
The White Gallery Ninth Annual "Artful Season Exhibit, " a benefit for the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council. December 2 - January 27, 2010. Opening Artist Reception on December 4 from 4 to 7 pm. Exhibiting artists include Victor Leger, John Funt, James Meyer, Alan McCord, Vint Lawrence, Joan Jardine, Mary Close, Robert Kipniss, W. John Lees, Joel Schapira, Kathleen DeAngelis, Janet Andre Block, Marjorie Read, Warren Prindle, Faith Hochbert & Terri Moore.
At Noble Horizons: The Annual Festival of Trees will run from Saturday, November 19 to Saturday, December 3, featuring a display of small trees, wreaths, centerpieces and other decorations in a festive setting. New this year are unique gift baskets containing a selection of items such as wine, food, games, pet toys, gardening supplies, or party decorations. Visitors can bid on the individual trees, decorations, and gift baskets via a Silent Auction throughout the Festival. A Gala Festival party will be held the evening of Saturday, December 3. For party reservations, please call 860 435-9851. Sat - Weds 12-4 pm; Thursday & FRiday 12-6pm. Sponsored by the Noble Horizons Auxililary.
Scoville Memorial Library & Salisbury Association Historical Society present Jean McMillen "Judge Warner's Salisbury, 1860-1927" on Saturday, November 19 at 4 pm. Jean McMillen will give the Heritage Talk for this month on Judge Donald T. Warner's journal, "Memories of 19th Century Salisbury." Dick Paddock will add a visual element with selected period images. The journal of Judge Warner will be for sale both at the talk and also at an Exhibition on him which will open Nov. 21st at the Academy building. Wardell Community Room.
Scoville Memorial Library Technology Workshop on Computer Safety will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 10 am. Learn the basics of keeping your computer (PC) virus free, keeping yourself safe online, tuning up your new computer and backing up your files. Library Director Claudia Cayne will teach the course in the Wardell Community Room.
Crescendo presents: BACH: Darkness to Light. Two U.S. premieres of works by the Bach Family and closely related composers featuring Cantatas and Motets by Johan Sebastian Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Johann Bach, Christoph Graupner, &Georg Boehm at 6 pm on November 12 at the Congregational Church, 251 Main St. Great Barrington and 4 pm on November 13 at Trinity Church, 484 Lime Rock Rd., Lakeville. Pre-concert talk 30 minutes before concerts. Admission: $30 adults; $40 special seating; $10 students 18 and under. 860-435-4866 or 222.worldclassmusic.org.
The Gallery at the Sharon Historical Society presents: Material World - the art of Rosemary Barrett and Kevin MacDonald. November 12 to December 23. Opening reception on Saturday, November 12th from 5pm to 7 pm. Lamps, Sculpture, Paintings and more. Exhibit hours: T-F, 10-4 By appointment 860-364-5688. 18 Main Street, Sharon, CT
Scoville Memorial Library hosts: Technology Workshop - e-Books and e-Readers on Saturday, November 5 at 2 pm. Join Library Director Claudia Cayne as she guides you through the world of eBooks and eReaders. Learn what they are, why you might want one, and how to choose which one to buy. And, if you buy one, learn what you can do with it. A Nook, Sony Reader, Kindle, and iPad will be on had for demonstrations. Wardell Community Room at the Library.
Aglet Theatre Company presents "Fiction," by Steven Dietz at TriArts Sharon Playhouse Bok Gallery on Saturday, November 19 directed by Aglet's artistic director Macey Levin. Doors open at 7 pm for complimentary wine and refreshments; a discussion follows each performance. Tickets are $25.00; students under 18, $20.00. For more information call 860 435-6928.
Scoville Memorial Library Second Saturday Book Club: Just Kids by Patti Smith on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 4 p.m. Susan McQuillen will lead the group discussion. Books will be available in advance on the front table at the library entrance. Wardell Community Room.
The 9th Annual Kitchen Tour to benefit Housatonic Valley Regional High School Musical Theatre Society's production of South Pacific (March 15-17, 20012) takes place on Saturday, November 5 from 11 am-4pm. Tour 9 fabulous kitchens in 1 day; sample delicacies from local chefs, raffle prizes. In addition to viewing the kitchens information on design, builders and materials used is available. For tickets and information call Colleen McGuire: 860-364-6022 or www.HTMS.org Tickets are $35 in advance; $40 day of tour. They are available in Kent at the Pharmacy and House of Books; Sharon Pharmacy; Salisbury Pharmacy; Four Seasons in Lakeville and Harney Tea Shop in Millerton, NY.
Aglet Theatre Company presents "Dance of Death" by August Strindberg on Saturday, October 22 at 7pm in the Bok Gallery at TriArts' Sharon Playhouse. Admission $25.00; $20,.00 students 18 and under. Directed by Aglet staff director, Thomas Gruenewald, the play takes place on a rocky, end-of-the-world island. It is an unsentimental, sometimes bleakly humorous treatment of a marriage gone diabolic....a precursor to Albee's Virginia Woolf? Doors open at 7 pm for complimentary wine and refreshments. A discussion will follow thr reading. For reservations call 860-435-6928.
Scoville Memorial Library & Salisbury Association Historical Society presents The Appalachian Trail in Northwest Connecticut on Saturday, October 15 at 4 p.m. Sue Spring, Salisbury's former Town Clerk took up hiking at age 60 and with a lot of training and planning was able to celebrate her 65th birthday with a thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail. Come hear more about this great trail in our great town where it meanders through the hills. The trail passes over Belter's Bump, Prospect Mountain, Barack Matiff and up and over the Riga Plateau.
Salisbury Fall Festival 2011. The Fall Festival now has its own web site listing all the activities taking place on October 7, 8 and 9. Go to http:;//salisburyfallfestival.org/activities.htm.
Friends of the Scoville Library Book Sale to benefit the Library - Saturday, October 8 from 10-5 pm and Sunday, October 9 from 10-1pm. Wardell Community Room at the Library.
Scoville Memorial Library presents James Kraft on E. M. Forster at 4pm on October 9th. At the start of the 20th century, E. M. Forster wrote six of the most amusing and challenging books by any English writer. Strangely, Forster lived from 1879 to 1970, but he never wrote a novel after 1924. Please consider reading "A Passage to India" (1924) for this session. Future readings will include "Maurice (1913). The next session will be held on Sunday, November 13.
The Roads of Salisbury presented by Scoville Memorial Library and Salisbury Association Historical Society on Saturday, September 17 at 4 pm in the Wardell Community Room at the Library. Drivers along the roads of Salisbury might be surprised to learn that many of their paths go back to the 1800's, when iron was king. Some go back even further, to early surveyors' roads and the trails used by the original settlers, the Native-Americans. Dean Hammong will offer his unique account of Salisbury's past in his talk.
Housatonic Child Care Center's 1st Annual Miniature Golf Tournament on Saturday, September 17 at the Caddie Shack, 316 Ashley Falls Road, Canaan. Tickets: $25/each or $80/for 4 tickets. Ticket entitles you to: 18 holes of Miniature Golf, 1 Gift Bag, 1 grilled Chicken Sandwich or 1 Hamburger or 1 Hot Dog and 1 order of French Fries and 1 soda. For tickets contact Kim Cannon at: email@example.com or 860 596-4189.
Noble Horizons presents a 2 hour sale of 77 Kent Art Association 5"x7" paintings at $35 each on Friday, September 9 from 5-7 pm. Reception with wine and light victuals. The benefit sale and reception will include framing discounts from Salisbury Framing for all who purchase paintings. Cash and checks will be accepted. For more information visit: www.noblehorizons.org or 860 435-9851, ext. 190.
HandyBoysEnt.com - TriStateLocals.com Presents: Event under the Stars - Eddie Collins Ball Field - Millerton, NY August 20 - Kids Bounce fest. Starts at 4 p.m. Admission $5 to bounce unlimited. Bring towels to swim for Free. DJ music by Handyboysent.com.
44th Annual Sharon Audubon Festival is Saturday and Sunday, August 13 & 14!!! Animal programs are featured on both days as well as numerous walks and presentations for kids, families and adults. To see a full list of scheduled programs, write-ups on the featured performances, on-going activities, sponsors and more, please check out the festival on their website - http://www.sharon.audubon.org. Gates open 9:30 am-5:30 pm each day. Please leave pets at home. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.
TriArts Sharon Playhouse presents Hairspray - August 4-21. Thurs: 7:00 pm; Fri: 8:00 pm; Sat: 8:00 pm, Sun: 5:00 pm; Wed: 2:00 pm. Saturday August 20 at 2 & 8 pm. Admission: $13-$45.00
Scoville Memorial Library Film Society will show Howard Hawks classic 1938 screwball comedy, "Bringing Up Baby" starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grand and Barry Fitzgerald on Sunday, August 7 at 4 p.m. Film runs 103 minutes. Door will open at 3:30 p.m.
TriArts Bok Gallery presents Joe Iconis' WHISKEY SONGS on Saturday, July 30 at 5pm and 8pm. It is described as "stories of loners and losers, explosions of fear and exultation. A high energy celebration of theater, family and, well, whiskey. Singalongs will abound, drinks will flow, hearts will burst.
The Jane Lloyd Fund Clambake will take place on Saturday, July 30 from 2-8 pm at Satre Hill in Salisbury. It is a traditional New England Clambake with lobsters, chowder, beverages, desserts, and live music. Clambake and lobster meal: $50; donation from all others.
15th Annual Sharon Summer Book Signing to benefit the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon will take place on Friday, August 5 from 5-8pm at the library. This year the book signing features 32 authors in the area and their new books. Authors include Henry Kissinger, Edmund Morris, James Buckley, Page Dickey, Michael Korda, Frank Delaney and Bunny Williams. Admission: $25.00 For more information phone 860 364-5041 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. On Saturday (10-4) and Sun (10-2) the Library will have a used book sale. All books half price on Sunday. 10 Upper Main Street, Sharon, CT.
THE BIG RIG EVENT - Saturday, July 23 from 11 am to 3 pm in Community Field, Lakeville. $5.00 donation entry fee per person (under 2 free) to Benefit The Housatonic Child Care Center. For more information call 860 435-9694.
Falls Village Car and Motorcycle Show on Sunday, July 24 from 10 am to 3 pm on Main Street. Street Rods, Muscle Cars, Race Cars, Antiques, Custom Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles. Favorite picks trophies awarded. First 100 registered get a free dash plaque. All registered get free admission to the lime Rock Park Car Show Labor Day weekend. Music by the Swamp Yankees! Great Food! Raffle Prizes!. All proceeds to benefit the Falls Village Volunteer Fire Department. Registeration fee $10 per car. For more info call 860 824-5861. Rain Date July 31st.
TriArts Sharon Playhouse. RENT opens on July 15th. The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical is set to run July 15-24 and will include five post-performance talk backs with cast members. Capitalizing on the themes of community and making art, the TriArts cast has been appearing throughout the tri-state area educating people about the show and the importance of love and art. Local artists from CT communities and the 14th Colony of Artists in NY will also display their work which will include a sculpture garden at TriArts during the run as a way to underscore the collaborative spirit of the show. Tickets are available at the TriArts Box Office, by phone at 860-364-SHOW, or online at www.triarts.net.
Wine Tasting & Auction "Summer Splendor" a benefit for Habitat for Humanity's 20th Anniversary on Saturday, July 16th at 5 pm at Four Winds, 71 Between-The-Lakes Road, Salisbury, CT. Music by Scott Heth's Band. Wines: Little Gates & Co. Admission $25/person. Info 860-43-54747. www.habitatnwct.org
COMING SOON! SALISBURY SATURDAY FLEA MARKET. 8:30 - 12:30 Saturday, July 9 to Saturday, October 8 on the lawn in front of Chaiwalla. Secialty Foods & Plants, Attic Treasures, Arts & Crafts.
SVAS will have a 40th Birthday Party on July 10 from 3-6 pm at the Town Grove. The entire community is invited to join the celebration of live music from Swamp Yankee, delicious food & local dignitaries. Current and former squad members will be honored in a ceremony at 4 pm. Rain or shine, this is a birthday party not to be missed.
Summer Portals Chamber Concerts. The Shanghai Quartet with guest pianist Robert Blocker will perform on Firday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center at The Hotchkiss School. Donation requested. email: email@example.com or phone (860) 435-3775
"Let Them Eat (Birthday) Cake!" Cocktail Party and Live Cake Auction featuring cakes baked by our locally famous friends and neighbors & entertaining and outrageous auctioneers! Friday, July 1 6-8:30 p.m. on the grounds of the Sharon Historical Society, 18 main Street. Cocktails, hors d'oeuveres & auction - Tickets $40 per person in advance; $45 per person at the door. RSVP by June 25 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scoville Memorial Library Film Society will show Hamlet on Sunday, July 3 at 4 p.m. The 1948 film was beautifully filmed in Denmark and directed by Laurence Olivier. Olivier also stars in the film with Basil Sydney and Jean Simmons. Film runs 153 minutes. Door will open at 3:30 p.m.
Scoville Memorial Library presents: "The Fiction of E. M. Forster" with James Kraft on Sunday, June 26 at 4 p.m. For this session, plese consider reading Howard's End (1910). Future readings will include A Passage to India (1924) and Maurice (1913 and 1971). Please note the Penguin edition for all works except for Maurice should be used. Maurice is only in Norton paper. The next session will be held Sunday, September 25th.
HandyBoysEnt.com presents Event under the Stars - Eddie Collins Ball field - Millerton, NY. Free Movie and Dancing in the Park. July 16th - Despicable Me; July 30 - Megamind; August 13 - Zumba and Disco Nite; August 27 - Stardust.
The Sharon Historical Society presents Warren Prindle: Native Son, a retrospective from June 25 through September 8, 2011. Opening reception with the artist on Saturday, June 25, 4-6 p.m. Regular houses: Tuesday-Friday 10am - 4 pm. By appointment 860 364-5688.
Friends of the Scoville Library Book Sale. Preview and Cocktail Party, Friday, June 17 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. $25 admission at the door. Adding to the festivities will be a silent auction of themed baskets and a painting by Salisbury artist Esther T. Firmin. A collection of Berkshire Orchids will also be for sale. Proceeds will benefit the Library's project to provide interior access between the main floor of the library and the Wardell Community Room. Book Sale Saturday, June 18 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wardell Community Room.
Scoville Memorial Library presents: "Simon isn't Simon" on Thursday, May 19 at 6 pm. Using videos, Macey Levin will examine the life and works of Neil Simon, a master of comedy, and his neglected strengths. Macey Levin is a co-founder and the artistic director of Aglet Theatre Company based in TriArts Sharon Playhouse Bok Gallery and Berkshire Theatre Festival's UnicornTheatre. Wardell Community Room.
Hotchkiss Ensembles on Stage - Friday, May 20 at 7 p.m. The Hotchkiss Orchestra, led by director Fabio Witkowski, will perform a free concert in the Esther Eastman Music Center's Katherine M. Eifers Hall. Also performing will be Right Brain Logic, the Hotchkiss jazz ensemble, let by director Michael Musillami. For more information: 860 435-2591
The Good Dog Foundation Walk and Pooch Party Fundraiser with Carolyne Roehm and Bunny Williams as Fashion Show judges will take place on Sunday, May 21 from 1:00-3:00 at Noble Horizons. The family event will include book signings, free micro-chips, a dog fashion show, "Ask Dr. Sandefer," extensive raffle items, give-aways, pet therapy evaluations, and much more. Admission to the event and all the activities is $25 per dog; people are free! For more information 860-435-9851 or 888-859-9992. www.noblehorizons.org
U.S. Healthcare: Why Not The Best? The Salisbury Forum. Friday, May 13th will be the final Forum event of the 2010-2011 season at 7:30 pm at the Katherine M. Elfers Hall of the Esther Eastman Music Center at The Hotchkiss School. Health economist, Karen Davis, President of theCommonwealth Fund, will speak on U.S. healthcare. this promises to be an informative and stimulating examination of current healthcare policy presented by one of the leading experts in the country. For this event the Forum has partnered with the Foundation For Community Health whose Board is responsible for bringing Karen Davis to the Northwest Corner and for sharing in the costs of an audience reception following the program. Admission is free.
You are invited to attend a Spring Trunk Show to benefit Women's Support Services at At Home In The Country on Saturday, April 30 from 10 am - 5 pm. featuring Adelaide Harris Jewelry. 7 Academy Street, Salisbury. 860-435-8087. Shop for the perfect Mother's Day gift or your favorite graduate.
Scoville Memorial Library presents: "The Beauty of Fly Fishing" on Saturday, April 30 at 10 a.m. Austin "Mac" Francis, renowned fly-fishing historian and avid angler, will demonstrate fly casting, show examples of the delicate feather-and-steel confections fly fishers use to fool their prey, and take you on a photo journey to some of the world's beautiful rivers where the sport is pursued -- Montana, England, New Zealand, and in our own backyard, the Catskill rivers where American fly fishing came of age.
Scoville Memorial Library presents: "The Business of Art Restoration" Saturday, April 23 at 4 p.m. Art restoration specialist, Moira Kelly will discuss the materials and techniques of a variety of interesting artists and describe how the materials an artist uses can radically influence both the appearance and content of the work. She will present a show and tell selection of some of the more unusual artists' materials and tools. Ms. Kelly has an MFA from the University of Newcastle on Tyne and was Director of London's prestigious Air Gallery before opening her own gallery, Moira Kelly Fine Art in London in the 1980's. Moira lives in Amenia, NY and works in the Northwest Corner and New York City and is the co-founder of The 14th Colony Artists, a local artists' collective. Wardell Community Room.
Scoville Memorial Library and The Salisbury Association Historical Society host LOCAL HISTORY LECTURE on Saturday, April 16 at 2 p.m. "Salisbury Iron 1731-1923 - A Rich Heritage." Local iron historian Dick Paddock will discuss the local iron industry from its inception in the 1730's until its end in the 1920's. You will hear about some of the people and products that made Salisbury iron famous throughout the world. Dick is the vice president of the "Friends of Beckley Furnace," a non-profit organization that helps the State of Connecticut preserve and interpret its only Industrial Monument: the Beckley furnace in nearby East Canaan. Wardell Community Room.
Scoville Memorial Library presents: "The Fiction of E. M. Forster" with James Kraft on Sunday, April 17 at 4 p.m. At the start of the 20th century, E. M. Forster wrote six of the most amusing and challenging books by any English writer. Amusing because he had a fine sense of the ridiculous in British social pretentions and challenging because his novels vividly questioned the entire structure of British class society. Please consider reading Where Angels Fear to Tread (1905) and The Longest Journey (1907) for the first session. Wardell Community Room.
Scoville Memorial Library presents: "Change; You Gotta Love It...Really!" Saturday, April 2 at 4 p.m. Dr. Richard Scaldini will talk about change as a phenomenon to which we are forced to adapt, and as a force for growth and innovation that we can exploit. how we manage the balance between these two responses to change makes the style and substance of our lives. Dr. Scaldini has led successful careers as a teacher-scholar, investment banker, college president, and management consultant. Wardell Community Room.
Crescendo Choir, Soloists and Period Instrument Ensemble, directed by Christine Gevert, will present masterpieces of the Spanish and Latin American Renaissance in a performance entitled, "Mille Regretz" (1000 regrets). Performances are Saturday, April 9 at 6 p.m., First Congregational Church in Great Barrington, MA; and Sunday, April 10 at 4 p.m., Trinity Church Lime Rock in Lakeville. A 30 minute talk about the music preceeds each concert. Tickets are $30/$40 ($10 for 18 and under) at www.world-classmusic.org. FMI 860 435-4866.
Cornwall's Town Hall Players present the CT premiere of Etruscan Lovers & Other Fools by C.S.Hanson on Friday. March 18th & 25th at 8 p.m. and Saturday March 19 & 25 at 8 pm as well as Sunday, March 20th at 3 p.m. at the Cornwall Town Hall. Additional performances will be on Saturday, March 19, 2 The full-length comedy will be performed as a staged reading, directed by Jandi Hanna and featuring locally well-known actors, Dave Cadwell, Paul DeAngelic, Ron Dukenski, Jandi Hanna, Joe Harnett, Molly Hinchman, Larry Stevens, Merrilee Sherwood Alexander & Stan Danielczuk. Tickets are $10 at the door. Seats are not reserved. for more info phone 860 672 6762.
Scoville Memorial Library hosts a Technolocy Workshop Series beginning Thursday, March 24 at 3 p.m. Computer Basics - a three part series. This series is for people new to computers and the internet. The first class will discuss computer abc's: macs and pcs, laptops and desktops, the basic computer screen and using a mouse and touchpad. The second class will be internet basics - how to connect and navigate; the third class will be email basics - getting started, sending and receiving and adding attachments. Library Director, Claudia Cayne will lead the first session. Wardell Community Room. The remaining two sessions are scheduled for Thursday, March 31 at 3 p.m. and Thursday, April 7 at 3 p.m.
Tremaine Gallery at The Hotchkiss School's new show: Invisible New Yorkers: photographs by Angel Franco March 24-April 23, 2011. Meet-the-Artist Reception March 26 from 4-6 p.m. Invisible New Yorkers is a multi-faceted display that reveals an intimate view of people often overlooked in a city teeming with life. The more than two dozen 20"x20" portraits by Angel Franco in this exhibit are insightful and ungarnished, and are accompanied by messages penned by the subjects in the form of words and drawings. Angel Franco is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who has traveled the glove with his camera. He and his wife, Leslie, divide their time between New York City and Salisbury, CT.
The Salisbury Association Historical Society continues the Era of Elegance Lecture Series, Saturday, March 26 at 2 p.m.: Shades of Gentility: the Van Rensselaer and Schuyler families. Deborah Emmons-Andarawis will present a talk pertaining to the class structure of the late 18th century of the Van Rensselaer and Schuyler families of Albany, New York. The families were once known as one of the most influential and wealthy families in the Albany area for their military strategizing, political hobnobbing and elegant social affairs. Deborah has a master's in Public History and has been Curator at Historic Cherry Hill since 2008, where she is a key member of the interpretive team and has taken on the monumental task of safeguarding collections throughout the historic house in preparation for a major restoration project. In her previous position at Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site, Deborah developed an array of engaging and provocative temporary exhibitions and startling interpretive scenarios that infused life into period room settings. Wardell Community Room.
Scoville Memorial Library Film Society presents: "Citizen Kane" on Sunday, March 6 at 4 pm. This is an extraordinary film loosely based on the life of William Randolph Hearst and considered one of the greatest films ever made. A yes, "Rosebud". Film runs 119 minutes. Door will open at 3:30 p.m. Wardell Community Room.
Scoville Memorial Library hosts: Technology Workshop on Saturday, March 12 at 2 p.m. eBooks and eReaders: A How To Session. Join Library Director Claudia Cayne as she guides you through the world of eBooks and eReaders. learn what they are, why you might want one and how to choose which one to buy. And, if you buy one learn what you can do with it. A Nook and Sony Reader will be on-hand for demonstrations. Wardell Community Room.
The Salisbury Association Historical Society continue the Era of Elegance Decorative Arts Lecture Series on Saturday, February 26 at 2 p.m. in the Wardell Room of the Scoville Memorial Library. Pauline Simring will be discussing and answering questions about the history, styles and significance of jewelry. She has been working in the estate and antique jewelry business for more than 30 years in her Kent, CT store, Pauline's Place.
The Salisbury Forum has a quite different Forum event planned for Sunday, February 27th at 11 a.m. The Forum will join with the Film Works Forum at The Moviehouse in Millerton to present a screening of the Award-winning documentary, "The End of the Line," followed by a Q&A with Sam Waterson, who is presently on the board of Oceana, the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation. There is no disputing this documentary's dire warning: namely, if we don't stop overfishing, within less than 40 years there will be no fish left to eat. Based on a book by Charles Clover, director Rupert Murray's "The End of the Line," narrated by Ted Danson, Travels around the globe to illustrate the severity of the problem. The event is free and open to the public.
2011 Junior Olympics - Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Schedule...hosted by SWSA. Tuesday, February 22: 6:00 Parade of Olympians (from White Hart to Library); 6:30 pm Opening Ceremonies and introduction to our area (on Library lawn); Wednesday, Feb. 23: 9:00 am Ski Jumping Official Training (Satre Hill); 3:00 pm Cross Country Training (Mohawk Ski Area - 20 min. ride); Thursday, Feb. 24: 9:00 am K65 Special Jumping all competitors. Special and Nordic (Satre Hill); 3:00 pm Nordic Combined Cross Country Race (Mohawk Ski Area - Gunderson start format); Friday, Feb. 25 (back up day for official competitions; 7:00 pm Elimination Jump - " Under the Lights" (Satre Hill); Saturday, Feb. 26: 9 am K 65 Nordic Combined and Special Team Jumping (Satre Hill); 3:00 pm Nordic Combined Team Cross Country Race (Mohawk Ski Area); 6:30 pm Awards and dinner banquet (Interlaken Inn); 8:30 pm. Closing Ceremonies.
In recognition of the 2011 USSA Jumping and Nordic Combined Junior Olympics in Salisbury, Noble Horizons will host an exhibit of works by Robert M. Cunningham, the creator of ten U.S. postage stamps celebrating the 1980 Olympic Games. The opening reception is in the Gallery from 4:00-6:00 pm on Friday, February 25. Cunningham's 1998 induction into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame earned him a place among America's most revered illustrators, including N.C. Wyeth, Winslow Homer, Norman Rockwell, and Al Hirschfield. Mr. Cunningham moved to Litchfield County in 1989 where he lived until his death in 2010. The exhibit will be available for viewing weekends 11 am-4pm through April 3. More information is available at 860-435-9851 or at www.noblehorizons.org.
2011 JUMPFEST & USSA JUNIOR OLYMPICS - the Salisbury Winter Sports Association (SWSA) celebrates its new 65 meter tower and hosts both Jumpfest, February 11-13, and the 2011 USSA Junior Olympics for ski jumping and Nordic combined, February 22-26. The 85th annual ski jumping championships, featuring the best jumpers in the East will compete during Jumpfest: Friday, Feb. 11 at the John Satre Memorial Hill at 6:30 p.m. a chili cook-off; 7 pm Target jumping begins under the lights. Sat., Feb. 12 the 20 & 30 meter jumps at 9 am. the Salisbury Invitational Championships begin with practice at 11 am; competition begins at 1 pm. The 10th annual Ice Carving Competition runs from 11 am to 3 pm with awards ceremony at 4pm. Saturday night SWSA hosts The Snow Ball at the Wake Robin Inn, 8 pm to midnight. Also at the Wake Robin Inn, Eastern Ski Jumping will host is silent auction from 7-10 pm. Sunday, Feb. 13 the Pancake Breakfast from 7:30-11:30 at the Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service headquarters on Route 41. Adults $6, children 12 and under $4. The Eastern U.S. Ski Jumping Championships - practice begins at 11 am and competition begins at 1 pm. Admission for each of the jumping evens and the Snow Ball is $10 per person for adults, children 12 and under are free. Visit www.jumpfest.org for more information. Nine days later, more than 270 of America's best junior ski jumpers will be in Salisbury for 5 days of Junior Olympics ceremonies and competition at both Satre Hill and Mohawk Ski Area.
Scoville Memorial Library - Local Author: Peter Steiner on Saturday, January 29 at 4 p.m. - "The Terrorist." Thomas Gaughan of Booklist says Steiner's latest novel is simply superb. A deeply human story about engaging people, life, illness, love and terrorism. "The Terrorist" is Steiner's third novel featuring Louis Morgon, a former State department/CIA operative now living in rural France. Wardell Community Room.
Scoville Memorial Library hosts: Technology Workshop on Saturday, January 15 at 10 a.m. Library Director, Claudia Cayne reviews Google Docs, Google's free web-based word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, and form application. It allows useers to create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users. Learn what this free tool can do for you. Personal laptops are welcome. Word processing and spreadsheet basics will also be taught. Wardell Community Room.
Second Nature - an Audubon Volunteer & Staff Art Exhbition. running from January 5 to February 5, 2011 at the Sharon Audubon Center, Hal Borland Seasonal Room, 325 Cornwall Bridge Road, Sharon.
Scoville Memorial Library Director, Claudia Cayne, will conduct a Technology Workshop on Saturday, December 18 at 10 a.m. She will show how Google Calendar works - it's easy to keep track of life's important events all in one place. ou can share your calendars; access them from any computer or from a cell phone. Google Calendar can be set in a variety of ways to ensure you will never miss a commitment again. She will walk you through the ins and outs of this easy to use organizing tool.
The Sharon Historical Society invites you to share in the annual tree lighting on December 4 at 4:45 pm on the Green. Carol singing will be accompanied by the seasonal sounds of the Salisbury Brass Band and Hot Chocolate Society. Immediately following the tree lighting enjoy seasonal decorations, homemade baked goods, hot cocoa and holiday crafts. The party ends at 6:30 p.m.
Holiday Trunk Show to benefit Women's Suppport Services will be held at At Home in the Country Saturday, December 4th featuring jewelry by Adelaide Harris. 7 Academy Street, Salisbury, CT Telephone 860 435-8087.
Salisbury Christmas Tree Lighting on the lawn of the Scoville Memorial Library, Saturday, December 4 at 4:00 p.m. Carols and music with Wanda Houston, MJoanna Seaton, Donald Sosin. Hot Chocolate will be served in the Congregational Church Hall...Holiday cheer for the whole family.
The Festival of the Trees is a two-week (November 20-December 4) magical display of small trees,wreaths, centerpieces and other decorations in a festive setting. All the one-of-a-kind items have been hand-decorated for the holiday season by area residents, merchants, and organizations. Visitors can bid on individual items via a Silent Auction throughout the Festival. This year's decor will salute the Salisbury Winter Sports Association for its achievement in bringing the 2011 Junior Winter Olympics to Salisbury. The Gala Festival party will be held the evening of December 4. For party reservations, please call 860-435-9851. Sponsored by the Noble Horizons Auxiliary. Hours: Sun., Mon, Tue, Wed. 12-4 pm; Thurs, Fri. 12-6 pm., Sat. 12-4 pm.
Scoville Memorial Library have a showing of "Battle of the Bags" hosted by Jill Esterson on Saturday, November 13 at 10 a.m.. (Fil runs 44 minutes). This documentary examines the controversy over plastic bags, from their often devastating environmental impact to their remarkable ubiquity in consumer culture. A brief brain-storming session will take place after the film to discuss ways in which to reduce and eventually eliminate all plastic bag use locally. Wardell Community Room.
Noble Horizons inaugurates Salisbury's Hometown Holidays weekend on Friday, December 3 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. with an opening reception for the Housatonic Valley Art League's Holiday Art Show and Sale in the Learning Center Gallery. The exhibit features a diverse selection of paintings created especially for the holiday season and suitable for gift giving and holiday display. This special holiday exhibit and sale will be open through January 9, Friday-Monday, 11 a.m.-4pm with additional viewing hours on December 21-23; the exhibit will be closed Christmas and New Years Day. More information is available by calling 860-435-9851, ext. 190
Scoville Memorial Library presents Graham McGill who will discuss Carl Jung's Red Book on Saturday, November 6 at 4 p.m. in the Wardell Community Room. McGill's interest and subsequent research on Carl Jung has been on-going for more than forty years. McGill is an author(his stories can be found in publications such as Adirondack Life, Venture Inward, Alaska Magazine and Field and Stream); former U.S. National Park Service Ranger, a retired U.S. Air Force pilot and was educated at the University of California at Berkeley and at Wesleyan University.
The Film Society will show Lonely are the Brave (1962) on Sunday, November 7 at 4 p.m. in the Wardell Community Room of the Scoville Library. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. The film stars Kirk Douglas, Carroll O'Connor and Walter Matthau and is directed by David Miller. The film runs 107 minutes.
Join the Crescendo Chorus and Crescendo Period Instrument Orchestra for the U.S. Premiere of Zelenka Missa Votiva, with guest soloists Julianne Baird, Martin Near, Ron M'Sadoques, and Steven Fasano. Tickets: Adults, $30; Under 18, $10; Great Barrington only: 10 Tickets for $200. Saturday, November 13 at 6 p.m., First Congregational Church, Gt. Barrington (preconcert talk at 5:30), and Sunday, November 14 at 4 p.m (preconcert talk at 3:30). Trinity Church Lime Rock, Lakeville. FMI &tickets: email: email@example.com, or call 860-435-4866.
2nd Annual Halloween Bash on Saturday, October 30th 9-11 p.m. at the Sharon Historical Society, 18 Main Street, Sharon - all the beer & blood you can drink included. Live music by "Swamp (Thing) Yankee" Adults Only - Come in Costume. $15 per person in advance or $20 at the door. RSVP or RIP 860 364-5688.
Scoville Memorial Library presents local Poet: Peter Fitting on Saturday, October 30, 4 p.m. Peter reads from his first collection of poetry, Flights of Fancy. A wandering innkeeper, Peter re-settled in the northwest corner where he serves as a food service provider at Noble Horizons, a cook at a summer camp, and a brilliant story teller and bemusing poet. Wardell Community Room.
Scoville Memorial Library hosts: Technology Workshop on Saturday, October 16 at 10 a.m. - Internet Searches. Library Director, Claudia Cayne, will teach you how to search the Internet more effectively. The class will focus on ways to achieve the maximum results from the most well known search engine -- Google. Discover techniques that work and those that don't. Claudia will also introduce some other search websites that may be a better choice than Google, depending on the topic. Attendees are welcome to bring laptops to the class and use the library's wireless network. Wardell Community Room.
Scoville Memorial Library and the Salisbury Association Historical Society Host: Local History Lecture on Saturday, October 16 at 4 p.m. Salisbury's Small Communities: Limerock and Amesville. Town historian, Katherine Chilcoat, will present an illustrated lecture on the early years of Amesville and Lime Rock. This is a continuation of the "Small Communities" series sponsored by the Salisbury Association Historical Society that began in June 2009. Katherine will discuss the earliest settlement of Salisbury along the Housatonic River which flows through Amesville and Lime Rock.
Scoville Memorial Library Film Society presents: Faust on Sunday, October 17 at 4 p.m. Faust was the mammoth German production which won F. W. Murnau his contract with Hollywood's Fox Studios. Emil Jannings glowers his way through the role of Mephistopheles, who offers the aging Faust (Gosta Eckman) an opportunity to relive his youth, the [price being Faust's soul. Film runs 116 minutes. Doors to the Wardell Community Room open at 3:30 p.m.
Scoville Memorial Library presents: New Realism with James Kraft - final session - Sunday, October 24 at 4 p.m. This is the last in a series of four that focuses on the period after the Civil War, a time of great changes, expansion and self-examination. In literature this was expressed in a realism that often depicted the ordinary, critical and divergent aspects of the new way of life that was beginning to grow. The remaining author to discuss is Sara Orne Jewett and the emergence of the independent woman in her book The Country of the Pointed Firs. the novels covered in the series helped to set out a new prose style: simple, direct, and not expecially eloquent, as in the English tradition. It was a time when what it meant to be an American was being defined in ways independent of European ideas and values. For this session please consider reading the Country of the Pointed Firs. For more information call 860 435-2838.
The Sharon Historical Society presents Earnest and Telford: Illustrations from Our Adventures featuring original art from the forthcoming book, My Scottish Adventure and favorites from Being Earnest, It Could Have Been a Rose & Man's First Word. Opening reception Saturday, October 9 from 5-7 pm. - refreshnments will be served. (Books and Carl Chaiet and Lynn Kearcher will be in attendance.) Exhibit Dates: October 9-November 16, 2010. The Sharon Historical Society, 18 Main St., Sharon, CT.
The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon invites you to - Eat, Drink, and Be Literary - a Gala Champagne Fundraiser on Sunday, October 10, 5 to 8 p.m. at The Sharon Country Club. Champagne, Wine, Cocktails, and Hors d'Oeuvres. $75 payable at the door (Visa and check accepted) Live and Silent Auction. 860 364-5041 or www.hotchkisslibrary.org.
The Salisbury Forum presents CONFLICT AND PEACE - Why Should Women Be At The Table? Speaker: Maryam Elahi, Human Rights Lawyer and Director of the International Women's Program, Open Society Institute & Soros Foundations Network on Friday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Seifert Theater, Salisbury School, Salisbury. Free Admission. For more information: www.salisburyforum.org.
Scoville Memorial Library and the Salisbury Association Historical Society Host: Local History Lecture on Saturday, September 18, 4 p.m. - Salisbury's First Residents. Recently news of the Schaghticoke tribe in Kent has reminded us that there were others in this remote corner of CT long before the first Europeans arrived. Don Stevens, local historian and collector, has been exploring the area for years and has uncovered dozens of artifacts connected to native American life here. Don will show and describe Native Indian tools of the Tri-state area and discuss the materials used and the fashion in which they were made. Lou Bucceri, a speaker at the Salisbury Cannon Museum, will step back even further than the European settlement, the development of the iron industry, and local participation in the American Revolution. Wardell Community Room. 860-435-2838.
Scoville Memorial Library hosts: Technology Workshop on Saturday, September 18 at 10 a.m. - Internet Browsers. Join Library Director Claudia Cayne as she explores Firefox, one of the most popular internet browsers, and Chrome, Google's browser. She will walk you through the differences between the two, customizing and why she prefers them to Internet Explorer. Wardell Community Room. 860-435-2838.
Scoville Memorial Library Film Society presents: Stormy Weather on Sunday, September 5 at 4 p.m. An array of musical numbers with a stellar cast including Lena Horn, Bill Robinson, fats Waller, Dooley Wilson and Cab Calloway. Directed in 194e by Andrew L. Stone. Film runs 77 minutes. Door will open at 3:30 p.m. For more information call 860 435-2838.
Scoville Memorial Library hosts: Technology Workshop on Thursday, September 16 at 6 p.m. The Power of Email Marketing by Donna Saliter, a Lakeville resident and owner of In Touch Promotions where she combines her marketing and non-profit experience to address the needs of email marketers. In this tough economic climate, it is difficult for small businesses and non-profits to fulfill their goals of building more loyal customers and donors. More and more, small organizations are turning to less expensive means such as email marketing and social media to help them fulfill this goal. this workshop will provide an overview of email marketing to help answer any questions your organization may have. Advance registration is required; call the Library at 435-2838 for more information.
FOR ONE WEEKEND ONLY - Divas Do More Broadway! August 27-29; Friday & Saturday 8 pm; Sunday at 5 pm. The Sharon Playhouse TriArts. 860 364-7469 or go to www.triarts.net for reservations.
Scoville Memorial Library Children's Film Night - Friday, September 3 at 7 p.m. Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Enjoy a showing of the live action adaptation of Jeff Kinney's popular book. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. Wardell Community Room. For more information: 860 435-2838.
Salisbury Band Lawn Concert on Saturday, August 21 at 5 p.m. at the Scoville Memorial Library. Listen to live music and bring a picnic dinner, spread a blanket, and savor a hot lazy evening outdoors. The sweet sound of traditional favorites and the mix of musicians, both young and old, add to the old-fashioned fun. For more informatiion call 435-2838.
27th Annual Trinity Art Show August 27 to September 6th. Trinity Episcopal Church Lime Rock will hold a juried art show and sale of regional paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday Noon to 4 p.m. (No Wednesday). A $5.00 donation is suggested. For more information phone 860 435-9961.
Music Mountain's Fifth Family Festival on Saturday August 14 from 11 am to 4 pm. A five hour marathon of the performing arts includes musicians, actors, dancers and street performers and it's all free with ample parking. spacious lawns and Gordon Hall provide informal spaces where children can enjoy and interact with the performers and still have lots of wiggle room. Pack a picnic and bring the whole family to Music Mountain in Falls Village. Phone 860 824-7126; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
43rd Annual Sharon Audubon Festival on Saturday & Sunday, August 14th and 15th - 9:30 am-5:30 pm. $7.00 adults, $5 children 12 & under. The full program schedule is now available on their website www.sharon.audubon.org. Click on the festival poster on the home page for more information including a list of programs and their start times, on-going activities, featured presentations and more.
Crescendo Benefit & Auction on Saturday, August 21st at the new home of Tom and Sarah Morrison, 222 Belgo Road, Lakeville where the Old and New Worlds come together: Telemann and Bach on varied instruments. Carlos Boltes, viola & charango; Scott Hill, guitar, of Alturas Duo; Christine Gevert, harpsichord. 5-5:45 Silent auction, wine and hors d'oeuvres; 5:45 - 6:15 Concert; 6:15-7 pm Live Auction. Items include a backstage tour of the Met, diner and tickets to a NY Philharmonic "Rush Hour" concert, two tickets to the Met's performance of Rigoletto, a week in Cabo San Lucas and More! Event cost $75. Phone 860 435-4866 or email: email@example.com.
The fifth annual JANE LOYD FUND NEW ENGLAND CLAMBAKE - returns to Satre Hill on July 31, 2010 from 2 pm to 8 pm. Highlights of this authentic clambake will include the building of a large kiln used to cook lobsters, clams, potatoes and corn, all on a bed of seaweed! In addition to this feast there will also be plenty of clam chowder, beer, wine and a raw clam bar for those so indulging. If you prefer a traditional BBQ there will be hamburgers and hot dogs available for purchase as well. Lots of lemonade and ice tea and homemade desserts to finish off this wonderful meal. The day is livened by entertainment from Eliot Osborn and Louise Lindenmeyer of Project Troubadour and their many friends. The Jane Lloyd Fund was established under the auspices of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation to help relieve the stress of the day to day living expenses for families as they battle cancer. There are only 300 tickets sold for this event and they sell out fast. Tickets $50/per person. For more information visit www.thejanelloydfund.org or call Tanya Tedder at 860-435-5493 or Donna Lloyd at 860 824-5493.
Scoville Memorial Library's Tuesday Night Film - The Chosen (1981)NR 108 minutes - on July 27 at 5 pm. Directed by Jeremy Paul Kagen and written by Chaim Potok, this film is set in 1940's Brooklyn and shares the friendship between two teenagers. Benson, the Hasidic son of a rabbi, and Miller whose father is a Zionist professor. Stars Robby Benson, Barry Miller, Maximilian Schell and Rod Steiger. Door opens 30 minutes in advance.
A Boy With Dreams: a Cabaret with Trevor McQueen Eaton at TriArts' Bok Gallery on Saturday, July 31 at 8:00 pm. At seven he debuted on the TriArts stage. At nine he debuted on Broadway. Trevor McQueen Eaton shares his story in song featuring classic jazz standards, songs from the American Songbook and major works by Sondheim. Admission: $15.00 Phone 860 364-7469 for more information.
Habitat for Humanity Tag Sale at Hotchkiss School's Mars Athletic Center, Rt #112, Lakeville. Preview and Purchase on Friday, August 6th 6 to 8 p.m. Donation $10 - Friday only. Main sale, Saturday, August 7th 9 am to 3 pm. Bag sale on Sunday, August 8th, Noon to 3 pm. For more information 860-435-9626.
Scoville Memorial Library Film Society presents: Color of Paradise on Sunday, July 11 at 7 p.m. This Farsi film features beautiful photography while telling the story of Mohammad, an eight year old blind boy and his appreciation for everything surrounding him while his father's outlook is just the opposite. this film has English subtitles and runs 90 minutes. Directed in 1999 by Majid Majidi and recommended by Anouk Schmitt. Door will open at 6:30 p.m. to establish early seating. Wardell Community Room.
A Taste of Sharon - "Let Them Eat Cake" Cocktail Party and Cake Auction, Friday, July 2, 2010 6-8pm and an Open House and Tour on the Historic Sharon Green on Saturday, July 3, 10-4 pm. to benefit the Sharon Historical Society and The Sharon Day Care Center. Tickets $35/person. The live cake auction will begin at 7pm, with more than 30 cakes from which to choose. For complete information of Saturday's events visit www.sharonhist.org. Tickets for the private home tour will be available on Saturday, July 3 at the Sharon Historical Society for $20/person.
Independence Day Party - 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 3rd at Scoville Memorial Library. Celebrate Independence Day with a variety of games, activities and crafts that the whole family can enjoy. Try your hand at writing with a quill pen, play some traditional lawn games, make some spectacular crafts and much more. All ages are welcome.
Scoville Memorial Library Author Visit: Saturday, June 26 at 4 p.m. David Burke presents "Bad Boys and Bad Girls of Literature in Paris," an illustrated talk based on long years of research in Paris for his acclaimed book Writers in Paris, Literary lives in the City of Light. The presentation features scandalous "boys" from the days of the medieval poet, thief, priest-killer and Master of Arts in Theology Francois Villon to such 20th century shockers as Henry Miller, and such scandalous "girls" as George Sand, Colette, and Anais Nin. For more information phone 860 435-2838.
Scoville Memorial Library - New Realism with James Kraft (second session) on Sunday, June 27th at 4 p.m. The second in the series of four that will focus on the period after the Civil War; one of great changes, expansion, and self-examination. In literature this was expressed in a realism that often depicted the ordinary, critical and divergent aspects of the new life emerging. Remaining authors include William Dean Howells, Stephen Crane, and Sarah Orne Jewett. There novels helped to set out a new prose style; simple, direct, and not especially eloquent as in the English tradition. Wardell Community Room. For more information phone 860 435-2838.
2010 HOUSATONIC VALLEY CT RELAY FOR LIFE on Saturday, June 5th at 4 pm until June 6th at 10 a.m. at the Housatonic Valley Regional High School, Route 7, Falls Village. At the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, teams of people camp out and take turns walking or running around the track. The Relay gives everyone a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. So come and see Team Best & Cavallaro as we take our laps during the afternoon and over night. We will also have a chocolate chip cookie sale at our tent. Lots of music and activities for kids. http://main.acsevents.org/siteTR?fr_id=23284&pg=entry
Scoville Memorial Library Bats 101 on Saturday, June 5 at 10 a.m. Bats 101 is a colorful, dramatic photo presentation featuring bats from tiny pups to adulthood. DEP Wildlife Rehabilitator and Falls Village resident, Linda Bowen, will share her knowledge and experience regarding this much maligned species. Learn the facts and dispel the myths about our only flying mammals. For more information phone 860 435-2838.
Memorial Day Parades Schedule Salisbury: 8:30 a.m. - Friends of the Scoville Memorial Library will sell coffee and donuts on the library lawn. 9:00 a.m. Marchers line-up outside Scoville Memorial Library. 10 a.m. Parade begins; service at cemetery to follow; ice cream party on the town Green follows service. OWLS Kitchen will hold a food drive. All parade participants and spectators are encouraged to bring a canned or boxed food item and drop it off at the Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service Headquarters. Sharon: 10 a.m. Parade begins in front of Auto Sport Garage and proceeds down Main Street to the Veterans Memorial. For more information call Bob Loucks at the American Legion Post 126 at 860-364-5814. Cornwall: 9 a.m. Remembering veterans at North Cornwall Cemetery. 10 a.m. - Seamen's Memorial, Covered Bridge. 11 a.m. - Parade and ceremony in front of Town Hall followed by the annual carnival and lunch at the UCC.
BIRD HOUSE Auction & Reception on Sunday, May 30th, 5-7pm at Noble Horizons to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Tickets $25.00 each. There are over 80 original, charming, outrageous, stunning birdhouses by local artists. For more information: 860 435-4747.
Scoville Memorial Library Tuesday Night Film, May 25 at 5pm....The Clouded Yellow (1951) NR 96 Minutes. the Clouded Yellow is a 1951 mystery film directed by Ralph Thomas and starring Trevor Howard and Jean Simmons. Door opens 30 minutes in advance. For more information: 860-435-2838.
Salisbury Forum: The Constitution in Our Midst. On Friday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Housatonic Valley Regional High School students from HVRHS and The Hotchkiss School will show documentaries they created as part of a program with Global Village Media in a joint project with The Connecticut Project for the Constitution, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of public dialogue on issues of constitutional importance. The films - aimed at demonstrating how the Constitution intersects with the students' own local communities - will be used as a catalyst for discussion between the audience and student film makers about the role and responsibility of public discourse in a Democracy. Admission is Free. www.salisburyforum.org
On Saturday, May 15 at 10 am. Scoville Memorial Library Director, Claudia Cayne, will lead a Technology Workshop: Google Reader. Create subscriptions to whatever websites have information you want to see - you can "subscribe" to the NYT, the most emailed stories on NPR, business news from the Wall Street Journal, recipes and information from any website with an RSS feed. Wardell Community Room.
Saturday, May 15 at 4pm in the Scoville Memorial Library, join Dani Shapiro as she discusses her new book, Devotion, in which she reflects on the role of ritual and religion in her life as she comes to terms with parenthood, middle age, the loss of her own parents and life's anxieties, as well as its potential for peace. Dani is a contributing editor at Travel + Leisure and guest editor of Best New American Voices 2010. She lives with her husband and son in Litchfield County. Her most recent books include Black &White, Family History and the best-selling memoir Slow Motion.
Millerton Business Group presents SPRING FOR ART, Village Wide Party on Saturday May 1st from 5-8 pm and Sunday, May 2 11 am to 3 pm. Millerton's businesses will showcase a remarkable diversity of art in a varied range of media, from print to paintings to sculpture and beyond...start your Spring for Art Tour under the Salisbury Bank & Trust Tent located on the lawn at Simmons' Way Village Inn. There will be plenty of parking on Century Blvd., behind Simmons' Way. For more information : www.EnjoyMillerton.com
Scoville Memorial Library. Dr. Richard Malik returns on Saturday, May 1 at 10 am to discuss: Prevention and Treatment of Heart Disease and Stroke. In straight-forward language, Dr. Malik will help you understand your blood test results, the need for prescription medication, and natural treatments that effectively reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and increase longevity. Dr. Malik is a Connecticut & Vermont licensed naturopathic physician with practices in Lakeville and Bennington, VT. He provides comprehensive natural healthcare for the entire family, primarily using herbal medicine, nutritional supplements, homeopathy, physical medicine, and dietary and lifestyle suggestions to address most health complaints. For more information, call 860-435-2838.
Scoville Memorial Library presents "Locally Grown Memoir Reading" on Sunday, May 2 from 2-4 pm in the Wardell Community Room. Sharon-based author and memoirist, Carol Ascher, led a memoir workshop at the library. Join participants from this group as they read excerpts from the high-quality writings produced as part of this series. Contributing to this reading are Libby Borden, Particia Decker, Eileen Epperson, Lynn Gaffney, Jeanette Hingston, Robert Layton, Charlie Kelly, Herb Prem, Amanda Roberts, Bee Simont and Ilene Tetenbaum. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call 860-435-2838.
Scoville Memorial Library "Self-Portrait in a Rock Garden," an illustrated talk presented by Robin Magowan on Saturday, April 24 at 10 am in the Wardell Community Room. Robin Magowan's illustrated talk explores the relation of his travel writing and poetry to the alpine gardening he does at his home in Salisbury. The lens shuttles back and forth: the gardening explains his poetry, while the poetry corroborates the many impulses that achieve satisfaction growing thousands of different tiny plants. He will be reading from his newly issued eighth book of poetry, Internal Weather. Magowan's rock garden was featured in the PBS documentary, "cultivating Life," (2009). For more information phone 860 435-2838.
Scoville Memorial Library - Tuesday Night Film on April 27th at 5 pm. A Man Called Horse The film stars Richard Harris and is directed by Eliot Silverstein (1970 R, 114 minutes). A man captured by Indians becomes a tribesman. This drama was originally published as a short story in Collier's magazine in 1950, and was reprinted in 1968 as a short story in a book called Indian Country by Dorothy M. Johnson. It was later made into a Wagon Train episode in 1958 and finally into a film in 1970.,Door opens 30 minutes in advance. For more information call 860 435-2838.
Film Works Forum at The Moviehouse in collaboration with the American Farmland Trust presents "FRESH, new thinking about what we're eating, " a film by ana Sofia joanes on Sunday, April 18th at 11:30 am. A panel discussion with Hudson Valley farm and food leaders will follow. FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences; food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and rampant obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for the future of our food and our planet. FREE ADMISSION - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. The Moviehouse, 48 Main Street, Millerton, NY. www.themoviehouse.net
Martha Graham Dance Company concert in the Walker Auditorium at The Hotchkiss School on Monday, April 12, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. Among the classic performances in the Martha Graham Dance Company concert will be Appalachian Spring and Excerpts from Lamentation. Reservations are recommended and admission is free. For more information phone 860-435-4423. The Hotchkiss Dance Department. www.hotchkiss.org
The Sharon Historical Society presents "Capturing The Spirit"....the artwork of Susan B. Durkee featuring Portraits, Landscapes, Still Lifes & Equine paintings from Mark Twain's "Lobster Pot Studio" April 7-May 7, 2010. An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, April 10 from 4-6 pm. Gallery Walk & Talk on Sunday, April 25 at 3pm "Creating a Portrait step-by-step.
Scoville Memorial Library Film Society presents "Cinema Paradiso" with special introduction by Robert and Carol Sadlon, owners of the Millerton Moviehouse on April 11 at 7 pm. Join Robert and Carol as they introduce this memoir of a boy's life working at a movie theatre in a small Italian town after World War II. The film is directed by Giuseppe Tornatori. Door opens at 6:30 to establish early seating in the Wardell Community Room. For more information call 860 435-2838.
Natural Approaches to Cancer Treatment and Prevention with Dr. Richard Malik on April 3 at 10 am in the Wardell Community Room of the Scoville Memorial Library. In straight-forward language, Dr. Malik will help you understand the importance of cancer screening for common cancers; the effectiveness of surgery, radiation & chemotherapy; and the role of natural and holistic medicine in the prevention & treatment of cancer. This presentation provides a science based understanding of what works, what does not work, and what we don;t yet understand.
Second Saturday Book Club April 3 at 4 pm - Little Bee by Chris Cleave, discussion led by Dianne Engleke. From the author of the international bestseller Incendiary comes a haunting novel about the tenuous friendship that blooms between two disparate strangers--one an illegal Nigerian refugee, the other a recent widow from suburban London. Little Bee will blow you away...Cleave has carved two indelible characters whose choices in even the most strained circumstances permit them dignity-if they are willing to sacrifice for it. Wardell Community Room of the Scoville Memorial Library. Copies of the book will be available. 860 435-2838.
The Salisbury Forum will present "The Presidency in the Age of Obama" at the Salisbury School at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 9. Returning speakers Todd Brewster and Akhil Reed Amar, will present a review of the first 444 days of the Obama presidency from the perspective of their 2008 forum, "The Perfect President." Reed Amar is Southmayd Professor of Constitutional Law, Yale Law School, and Brewster is President of The Connecticut Project For The Constitution and Director of The Center for Oral History/U.S. Military Academy West Point. Admission is free. www.salisburyforum.org.
Scoville Memorial Library Technology Workshop: Computer Safety on March 20 at 10 am. Library Director, Claudia Cayne will conduct the lecture in the Wardell Community Room. Learn the basics about keeping your computer virus free (PC, keeping yourself safe online, tuning up your computer and backing up your computer. Fee free to bring your laptop.
Scoville Memorial Library and Salisbury Association Historical Society welcomes Don Stevens and Chris Williams on March 20 at 4 pm. They will amaze you with their discoveries found buried in the earth. Using metal detectors and historical research, they have uncovered incredible artifacts from local sites such as school yards to old roads to neighborhood backyards. Wardell Community Room. For more information 435-2838.
Scoville Memorial Library Tuesday Night Film: Rhapsody in Blue (1945 NR 139 minutes) on March 23 at 5 pm. Hollywood's version of a biography of George Gershwin's life starring Robert Alda, Joan Leslie, Alexis Smith, Charles Coburn and Al Jolson. Door opens 30 minutes in advance.
Scoville Memorial Library Parliament of the World's Religions Update on March 27 at 10 am. Parliament of the World Religions: What Happened? by the Rev. Eileen Epperson, a presenter at December's Parliament in Melbourne, will talk about the event that hosted 6,000 participants, over 600 workshops, and needed over 500 volunteers. The Dalai Lama and aboriginal leaders from all over the world were featured.
Scoville Memorial Library - Reverse Mortgages on Saturday, March 6 at 10 am. Join Jessica Krupski, Reverse Mortgage Consultant, Special Products Group of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage to learn all the ins and outs, special criteria and processes of the FHA reverse mortgage. This unique loan was designed for mature Americans 62 or older and allows you to access equity out of your home to provide current income or any other goal you may have. You make no monthly payments on the loan, as long as you live in the home as your primary residence. The loan is repaid when the house is sold by either the homeowner or heirs. Wardell Community room. For more information: 860-435-2838.
The Sharon Historical Society presents: The Girl Scout Experience: Then & Now, an exhibit presented by Sharon Girl Scout Troops 40190, 40186, 40354, 40183. Reception: Sunday, March 7 from 2-4 pm. Arrive early for a flag ceremony & welcome. Girl Scout cookies will be available for tasting and purchase.
Tom Shachtman will discuss "The Forty Years War: the Rise and Fall of the Neocons from Nixon to Obama" written with Len Colodny on Saturday, February 27 at 4 pm in the Wardell Community Room of the Scoville Memorial Library. Kirkus Reviews calls it "a well-reported, fast-paced history lesson on the eternal conflict between idealogues and policymakers and the hubris that always accompanies success." Tom Schachtman, a Salisbury resident, is an author, filmmaker and educator. Admission is Free. For more information call 860 435-2838. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
The 29th Student Open Recital will be held on Sunday, February 28th at 3 pm at the Salisbury Congregational Church Fellowship Hall. Student artists range from age 8 to 18. Among some of the many students participating are the Chorus Angelicus Advanced Training Choir and the Salisbury School Jazz Ensemble. The recital is free and open to the public.
The Hotchkiss Drama Society will perform Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" on Saturday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee on Sunday, February 21 at 2:30 p.m. in the Walker Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens and may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 860-435-3203. All proceeds will benefit relief efforts in Haiti. For more information call 860-435-3663/www.hotchkiss.org
Tremaine Gallery at The Hotchkiss School is showing photographs by Anne Day and John Isaac from February 10 - March 6, 2010. Meet the artists Gallery Reception is Saturday, February 13 from 4-6 p.m. There will be a photography lecture in the Science Lecture Hall on February 11 at 7 p.m. Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday 12-4 pm. For more information call 860 435-3663/www.hotchkiss.org
Salisbury Association Historical Society welcomes local historian, Dick Paddock, who will give a talk on the history of Taconic and Twin Lakes on Saturday, February 20 at 4 p.m. He will explore the area with photos and maps and go into the history of each. He is a resident of Taconic and local historian of the iron industry and railroads in the Salisbury area and serves as vice president of Friends of Beckley Furnace. For more information call 860 435-2838.
Scoville Memorial Library technology Workshop: Google docs will take place on February 20 at 10 am in the Wardell Community Room. Library Director, Claudia Cayne reviews Google's free web-based word processor, spreadsheet, presentation and form application. It allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users. The basics of word processing and spreadsheets will also be taught. Learn what this free tool can do for you. Personal laptops are welcome. For more information call 860 435-2838.
Scoville Memorial Library Tuesday Night Film: Little Women (1933) (PG 115 mins) on February 23 at 5 pm in the Wardell Community Room. George Cukor directed this classic adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's sentimental novel with a shimmering lavishness that is a prime example of the classic Hollywood style at its best. Stars Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Frances Dee and Jean Parker. Host, Pat MacMullan opens the door 30 minutes in advance.
The Sharon Historical Society's 2010 Vintage Film Series will start on Sunday, January 31, at 3 p.m. in the Community Room of Noble Horizons. The feature film is "The Apartment" - a 1960 American comedy-drama produced by Billy Wilder and starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and Fred MacMurray. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
Scoville Memorial Library presents Holistic Nutrition with Deb Phillips on Saturday, February 6 at 10 a.m. in the Wardell Community Room. Deb Phillips is a licensed dietetic nutritionist and certified health education specialist. She will talk about how what you eat affects your health and well being with lots of practical suggestions for how to eat well. She'll also address the controversial issues that leave everyone confused, such as food chemicals and special diets and answer questions you may have. For more information call 435-2838.
The Scoville Memorial Library's popular Memoir Workshop with Carol Ascher returns. Five Thursday evenings starting on February 4 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. and continuing on February 18, March 4, 18 and April 1. Participants will be encouraged to write and share. Space is limited to 10 participants who will meet in the Wardell Community Room; registration for and commitment to attend all five sessions is required. This workshop is offered by the Friends of the Scoville Library. A non-refundable contribution of $90 to the Friends is required to secure your spot. For more information and to register, call 435-2838.
Mamadou Diabate, kora player from Mali, West Africa, will perform onstage at the Esther Eastman Music Center's Katherine M. Elfers Hall at The Hotchkiss School on Friday, January 15 at 7 pm for a performance that is free and open to the public. Diabate was born to a distinguished family in Kita, Mali, a city long known as the center for arts and culture of the Mandining people of West Africa. The kora is the jeli people's 21 string harp and is used to pass on Manding traditions through oratory and song. For more information phone 860 435-4423.
Scoville Memorial Library Technology Workshop: iPhoto on Saturday, January 16 at 10 am. Join photographer, Tory Eastern as she walks you through the photo sharing website, iPhoto. iPhoto makes managing your photos as easy as taking them and helps you organize your photos so you can find them fast. Edit them so they look their best, and share them with your friends and family. You are welcome to bring your own laptop. Wardell Community Room, 38 Main Street, Salisbury. For more information call 860 435-2838.
Tremaine Gallery at The Hotchkiss School - Joe Goodwin's Explorations of the Unconscious. Artist's reception Saturday, January 16 from 4-6 pm. The show will run until February 3, 2010. For more information visit www.hotchkiss.org or phone 860 435-3663.
Scoville Memorial Library presents the first in a series of decorative arts lectures hosted by the Salisbury Association Historical Society and the Sharon Historical Society titled: An Era of Elegance. The first discussion will be on Saturday, January 16 at 2 pm on Litchfield County Furniture, hosted by Derin Bray, a specialist in the American Furniture & Decorative Arts department at Northeast Auctions in Portsmouth, NH. He is a contributing author to Harbor & Home: Furniture of Southeastern Massachusetts, 1710-1850 and co-author of To Please Any Taste: The Furniture and Furniture Makers of Litchfield County, 1770-1830. For more information phone 860 435-2838.
RESCHEDULED: James Kraft: Literature of the Civil War III - Grant's personal Memoirs will take place at the Scoville Memorial Library on Sunday, January 24 at 4 pm. This is the last lecture in the series. Even if you haven't the time to do the reading, with Kraft's witty, probing and engaging style, you can just come, listen and learn. For more information phone 860 435-2838.
Second Saturday Book Club meets at the Scoville Library on Saturday, January 9 at 4 pm. Alex Taylor will lead a discussion on Joseph O'Neill's Netherland. This is the story of one man, Hans, a Dutch banker marooned in New York City by the events of 9/11. Alone and untethered, feeling lost in the country he had come to regard as home, he stumbles upon the vibhrant New York subculture of cricket, where he revisits his lost childhood and, thanks to a friendship with a charismatic and charming Trinidadian, begins to reconnect with his life and his adopted country. Admission Free.