Washington Art Association "Ceramic Techniques with Clare Lewis

07/11/2016 to 08/15/2016

4 bryan memorial plaza, Washington Depot, CT Phone: 860.868.2878 .

Monday July 11 - August 15. 6 - 9pm. 6 weeks. Whether you are an experienced ceramicist or a neophyte, this course is designed for you. Clare will share throwing techniques as well as hand building and altering techniques exploring the best qualities of this sensuous material.

Teilhard de Chardin: Pilgrim, Prophet, Mystic – A Three Part Series. Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

07/16/2016 to 09/10/2016

229 E. Litchfield Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3163.

Participants will explore how his writings expand and deepen our realization of God, present in all creation as the Divine Energy of Love. (Read more at: www.wisdomhouse.org )

Presenter: Sally Campbell Woodhall

Each session can be registered for separately or as the complete series. 

Part 1: Teilhard as Pilgrim (July 16)
Part 2: Teilhard as Prophet (August 13)
Part 3: Teilhard as Mystic (September 10)

Fee:  $50 per session (includes lunch)
Non-refundable deposit: $25

Gary-The Olivia Theater - Zorba the Musical

07/30/2016 to 08/14/2016

249 Flanders Road,, Bethlehem, CT Phone: (203) 273-5669..

Zorba the Musical is based on the novel by Nikos Kazanzakis, Zorba The Greek which also engendered the popular film by that name starring the irrepressible Anthony Quinn as Zorba and Alan Bates as the teacher Nikos. Opening Night Gala, Saturday, July 30th at 7:30 includes a Wine & Cheese Reception at Intermission as well as a meet and greet with the actors after the show. Performances will run from July 30th—August 14th, 2016. Tickets are available now at The Gary The Olivia Theater web site.

Warner Theatre Presents Seussical The Musical--Torrington

07/30/2016 to 08/07/2016

68 Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-7180.

Warner Theatre Stage Company presents SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL – July 30-August 7, 2016: "Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss's best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many "thinks." Horton faces a double challenge – not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg. Check the website for ticket information.

Mattatuck Museum Kimonos and Entrances and Exits

08/01/2016 to 08/28/2016

144 West Main St. , Waterbury, CT Phone: (203) 753-0381.

Entrances and Exits - As a participant of The MATT's 2016 MIXMASTER Juried Members Exhibition, Amber Maida won the opportunity for this one-person show. Maida's mixed-media, sculptural paintings are grounded in her life experience expanded through symbolic storytelling. The underlying threads of her process are evident in this collection of new work, especially her mark-making, use of glassy, pearl-like coatings, rich textures and layered compositions. Through these works she addresses revealing themes of infinite love, the cosmos and the spirit. Kiminos  features four unique, hand painted, hand-sewn kimonos created by Mary Wolff. The artist finds that directly painting on silk allows a freedom to experiment with fresh images, depth and flow of color. Wolff is delighted to depict landscapes and beautiful flower gardens on a silk canvas that have movement while on the body.

Brookfield Museum--American Military Forum--Lincoln's Presidency

08/01/2016

Rtes 25/133, Brookfield, CT 06804. Phone: 203-740-8140.

August 1 - American Military Forum - Lincoln's Presidency--Paula Hopewell. Hopewell, a native of Kentucky, has delivered numerous lectures on Lincoln at various venues throughout the state. She is a member of the Lincoln Symposia which meets annually in Gettysburg, PA. The program will cover her many visits thus far in 2015 to events marking the final year of Lincoln's Presidency and the closing chapter of the Civil War. She will expand on photo images that were taken during her journeys, to include a visit to the Lincoln family cemetery in Virginia, the annual convention of Abraham Lincoln presenters in Vandalia, Illinois, and a re-enactment of his second inaugural address in Washington DC. Hopewell also attended a moving ceremony in Hartford, honoring Connecticut's 29th and 30th Colored infantry, whose regimental flags were transferred to the State's Hall of Flags on the first floor in the Capitol building to be permanently on display with all other Connecticut Civil War regimental flags. Most recently, she has returned from a "behind-the-scenes Lincoln tour" of the National Museum of American History, at the Smithsonian. Since visiting Lincoln's birthplace in Hodgenville and his boyhood home in Knob Creek (both in her home state of Kentucky), Hopewell's interest in Lincoln has developed into a passion. She has visited Lincoln's burial site in Springfield, Illinois, as well as the offices where Lincoln practiced law. Hopewell holds an MBA degree from the University of Cincinnati and worked for ten years in marketing research. Location: Historical Society's Museum, 165 Whisconier Road (at the junction of CT Routes 25 and 133. Time of Event: Monday, 7:30. Admission to this presentation is free and complimentary refreshments will be available for attendees.

Naugatuck Railroad Museum Scenic Ride to Chocolate Factory Fascias

08/02/2016

242 E Main St,, Thomaston, CT Phone: (860) 283-7245.

10 a.m.  Scenic train ride with a stop at Fascia's Chocolate Factory.

Torrington Historical Society Tai Chi

08/02/2016

Torrington, CT Phone: 860-482-8260.

7 - 8 pm. Tai Chi instruction in the garden. Free.

WCSU Literary Readings Schedule presented

08/02/2016 to 08/06/2016

43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-837-8878.

WCSU LITERARY READING Schedule: 

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present readings as part of the program's Summer Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/writing/mfa or call (203) 837-8878.

Tuesday, Aug. 2

Reading by Tawni Waters, winner of the 2015 Housatonic Book Award for Young Adult Fiection, at 7 p.m. in Room 218 of the Westside Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury.

Wednesday, Aug. 3

Readings by M.F.A. alumni Jessica McCadden and Brian Thiem at Tarrywile Mansion, 70 Southern Blvd. in Danbury.

Thursday, Aug. 4

Readings by Professor of Writing, Linguistics and the Creative Process Dr. Ed Hagan and M.F.A. alumnus Brian Lance at Tarrywile Mansion, 70 Southern Blvd. in Danbury.

Friday, Aug. 5

Reading by Leslie Jamison, winner of the 2015 Housatonic Book Award for Nonfiction, at 7 p.m. in Room 218 of the Westside Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury.

Saturday, Aug. 6

Readings by M.F.A. alumni and mentors Jane Cleland and Scott McNeight at 7 p.m. in Room 218 of the Westside Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury.

WCSU Literary Readings Schedule presented

08/02/2016 to 08/06/2016

43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-837-8878.

WCSU LITERARY READING Schedule:The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present readings as part of the program's Summer Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/writing/mfa or call (203) 837-8878.Tuesday, Aug. 2 Reading by Tawni Waters, winner of the 2015 Housatonic Book Award for Young Adult Fiection, at 7 p.m. in Room 218 of the Westside Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury.Wednesday, Aug. 3Readings by M.F.A. alumni Jessica McCadden and Brian Thiem at Tarrywile Mansion, 70 Southern Blvd. in Danbury.Thursday, Aug. 4Readings by Professor of Writing, Linguistics and the Creative Process Dr. Ed Hagan and M.F.A. alumnus Brian Lance at Tarrywile Mansion, 70 Southern Blvd. in Danbury.Friday, Aug. 5Reading by Leslie Jamison, winner of the 2015 Housatonic Book Award for Nonfiction, at 7 p.m. in Room 218 of the Westside Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury.Saturday, Aug. 6Readings by M.F.A. alumni and mentors Jane Cleland and Scott McNeight at 7 p.m. in Room 218 of the Westside Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury.