Wings of Freedom Tour Brings Vintage Airplanes to Oxford

09/05/0204 to 09/07/2014

Waterbury-Oxford Airport , Oxford, CT Phone: 860-568-8924.

The Wings of Freedom Tour will be at the Oxford Airport from September 5 to September 7, 2014 and arrive at 2 p.m. on Sept. 5th and depart on Sunday at 5 p.m.  The Tour brings historic aviation to your community.  Tour through the authentically restored aircraft or take a flight aboard for the ultimate immersion in history.  The B-17, B-24 and P-51 are on the 25th season of the Wings of Freedom Tour. Visitors are invited to explore the aircraft inside and out; $15 for adults and $6 for children under age 12.  WWII veterans can tour through the aircraft a no cost.  Call for further information.

Norfolk Artists & Friends Host Norfolk August Arts Weekend

08/07/2013 to 08/09/2015

Rte.44/272, Norfolk, CT 06058. Phone: 860-542-3000.

NORFOLK ARTISTS & FRIENDS is Sponsored by the NORFOLK CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL Yale School of Music & Art
on the Battell Stoeckel Estate in Norfolk. Norfolk August Arts Weekend Norfolk Artists & Friends will have its Seventh Annual August Arts Weekend on August 7 - 8 - 9. The public is invited to join us for the Friday night opening reception from 5 - 7:30 PM, on Saturday from 12 - 5PM and on Sunday from 11 - 4PM. The Exhibition is held on the beautiful Battell Stoeckel Estate in the Battell Stoeckel Gallery (the Art Barn) in Norfolk, CT. Follow the signs for location and parking. This year 20 artists will be represented in a variety of mediums: painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, mixed media, print mediums, and fine jewelry.

Sharon Historical Society Second Annual Winter "Mix It Up" Art Show

01/17/2014 to 02/27/2014

18 Main St. , Sharon, CT 06069. Phone: 860-364-5688.

The second annual winter Mix It UP show at the Sharon Historical Society will juxtapose portraits by seven contemporary artists with five portraits from the museum collect by well-known folk artist Ammi Phillips.  The exhibit opens with an artist reception and free cocktail party on Friday, Jan. 17, from 5 to 7PM at the historical society's museum and runs through February 27,2014.   The exhibit hopes to challenge the viewer to evaluate the meaning of portraiture beyond the realm of "work of art" and into the role of portrait as visual entree into the historic record.  Check the website for museum hours.

David M. Hunt Library Art Exhibition Featuring Artist Lily Woodworth

01/17/2014 to 02/05/2014

63 Main Street, Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-7424.

On Saturday January 18, from 4 to 6pm, the David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village, CT will host a reception for Lilly Woodworth introducing her exhibition of new oil paintings, Fleurs Encore. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served.  The event is free and open to the public.  The exhibit will be on display from Friday January 17 through Saturday February 15. The painter Lilly Woodworth, a Sharon resident, takes flowers very seriously.  Not just the actual flowers themselves but the manner in which they have been depicted in painting.  Taking inspiration from the work of fin de siècle painters such as Henri Fantin-Latour, Maurice Brianchon, and William Nicholson, Ms. Woodworth's recently finished series of still life cut flowers and landscape oils are ripe, lush, and abundantly heavy of heart.  The several small paintings on cigar boxes, a recent fascination of the painter, infuse the collection with wit and whimsy. As Ms. Woodworth recounts, "Once I told my friends that I was collecting cigar boxes for paintings, these lovely things start turning up on my doorstep! Their compact size and prior use as storage vessels add a sense of playfulness and history to my paintings, which I thoroughly enjoy." Lilly Woodworth studied oil painting with Stephen S. Kennedy in Trenton, NJ before earning a certificate in painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.  She has received several awards and two residencies.  She exhibits locally and on Long Island.

Harwinton Historical Society Lecture: Prof. Karl Valois on Connecticut History

01/19/2014 to 02/07/2014

Route 118, Harwinton, CT 06791. Phone: 860-482-7978.

A two part lecture on Connecticut History by Prof. Karl Valois beginning on Sunday, January 19, 2014  2 to 4PM and the second lecture will be held on Friday, February 9 at 2 to 4PM. 

Gunn Memorial Library & Museum - The National Art Honor Society Students of Shepaug Valley High School and their teacher, Michael Rivera

01/25/2014 to 03/08/2014

5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT Phone: 860.868.7586.

The Stairwell Gallery at Gunn Memorial Library in Washington, CT is delighted to announce the opening of a new show featuring the work of students from Shepaug Valley High School and their teacher, Michael Rivera. The exhibit will be up from January 25 through March 8 and may be viewed during library hours. A reception will be held January 25 from 12 to 2pm. For further information regarding this exhibit, please call (860)-868-7586 or email chartman@biblio.org.  Please visit our website at www.gunnlibrary.org for library hours as well as a listing of other library events.  The Gunn Memorial Library is located at 5 Wykeham Road at the juncture of Route 47 opposite the Green in Washington, CT.
 
 
 

Danbury Museum and Historical Society Chocolate Tasting

02/01/2014

43 Main Street, Danbury, CT Phone: 203-743-5200.

2pm to 3:30 pm

Beardsley and Memorial Library - Chocolate Candy Workshop

02/01/2014

40 Munro Place, Winsted, CT Phone: 860-379-6043.

Chocolate Candy Workshop! Learn how to make chocolate candies for your sweetheart. Beardsley and Memorial Library will hold a Chocolate Candy Workshop on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. Instructor, Carol Parent will show students how to use candy molds and make sweets for their sweethearts. Sample chocolates will be provided. Call 860-379-6043 to register for class. This program is free and open to the public.

Five Points Gallery Collage Workshop

02/01/2014

33 Main Street, Torrington, CT

 Rashmi Talpade, Deborah Wadswort and Jane R. Lubin, M.D. will be at Five Points Gallery for a collage workshop. The workshop is free and open to the public. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. To register www. fivepointsgallery.org.

Ski Sundown - FREE NASTAR RACING

02/02/2014

126 Ratlum Rd., New Hartford, CT Phone: 860-379-7669.

Join us for FREE NASTAR racing every Sunday afternoon .  If you've ever wanted to try racing, now is your chance!  All are welcome!  You get unlimited timed runs on Gunbarrel from 3:00pm - 6:00pm with your pass or lift ticket.   Developed by SKI Magazine in 1968, NASTAR (NAtional STAndard Race) is the largest recreational ski and snowboard race program in the world. Their mission is simple - to provide a fun, competitive and easily accessible racing program that, through the development of a handicap system, allows racers of all ages and abilities a means to compare themselves with one another regardless of when and where they race.