Music Mountain Afternoon Chamber Music Concert--Falls Village

06/24/2012

Route 7, Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-7126.

SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 3PM--Arianna String Quartet,Tanya Bannister, Piano,Mendelssohn: Andante and Scherzo for String Quartet, Op. 81. (1847) *(2),Tchaikowsky: String Quartet # 3 in E Flat Minor, Opus 30 (1876) *( 3),Franck: Piano Quintet in F Minor (1878-9) *(39),Post Concert Discussion: Nicholas Gordon, president, Music Mountain: "The String Quartet Literature through The Lens of the Music Mountain Repertory" (First of three).

Arianna String Quartet At Music Mountain

06/24/2012

Route 7, Falls Village, CT Phone: 860-824-7126.

Tanya Bannister, Piano Mendelssohn: Andante and Scherzo for String Quartet, Op. 81. (1847) *(2) Tchaikowsky: String Quartet # 3 in E Flat Minor, Opus 30 (1876) *( 3)  Franck: Piano Quintet in F Minor (1878-9) *(39) Post Concert Discussion:  Nicholas Gordon, president, Music Mountain: “The String Quartet Literature through The Lens of the Music Mountain Repertory”
(First of three)

Connecitcut Historic Garden Day

06/24/2012

9 Main Street, Bethlehem, CT 06751. Phone: 203-266-7596.

Connecticut Historic Gardens Day--Date: 24 June 2012 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM--Location: Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden
Discover the treasures of the Bellamy-Ferriday estate. Stroll through the formal parterre garden designed by Eliza Mitchell Ferriday, between 1915 and 1918. The garden is the centerpiece of the landscape, the inspiration for which came from an Aubusson rug once used in the parlor. The surrounding grounds contain lawns, apple orchards, a magnolia grove and many other specimen trees. Are you familiar with Enkianthus? Yellowwood? Fruiting Quince? Franklinia? and a willow propagated from the willow at Napoleon's tomb? A visit to the estate will introduce you to these along with a large variety of plants in the rose, lilac and peony collections. Eliza Ferriday's daughter Caroline worked on her mother's garden until her death in 1990. A visit to the property will also allow you to experience the value of commitment to a specific place over nearly 75 years. Tours of the garden given throughout the day. Enjoy a cup of iced tea. Grounds admission is FREE; regular admission applies for historic house tour. Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden is one of 14 distinctive historic gardens around the State. For a complete listing of these gardens see www.cthistoricgardens.org.

Barkhamsted Historical Society's One Room Schoolhouse Open House

06/24/2012

Center Hill Road, Barkhamsted, CT 06068. Phone: 860-738-2456.

The Barkhamsted Historical Society's one room schoolhouse, the old Center School in Barkhamsted will be open to the public on Sunday, June 24, 2012 from 1PM to 4PM.  Come and find out what school was like in the old days.  Ask questions; read the old books; review a high school entrance exam; try your hand at various toys and games or do some arithmetic problems on a slate.  All free of charge.  Children are especially welcome.

Liz & the Crickstones at McLaughlin Vineyards

06/24/2012

14 Alberts Hill Road, Sandy Hook, CT

Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. Includes a wine tasting or a glass of wine. Children 1/2 price. Reservations can be made by calling 203.426.1533 or by visiting www.mclaughlinvineyards.com. Picnics allowed. PLEASE no pets or outside alcohol.

Litchfield Historical Society Hosts Children's Historical Experiences

06/25/2012 to 06/29/2012

South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.

From June 25 to June 29 children ages 7 and up are welcome to join us for Adventures in Early America.  From 10AM to 12PM each day, participants will explore what life was like in early America. Explore the town's unique architecture, examine objects from our collection that were used during the colonial era and try your hand at the daily activities of these early residents of Litchfield.  Fee $40 members; $80 non -members.  Call to register.

Gunn Memorial Library Thursday Evening Lecture: An Opthamologist Explores Perception, The Arts and the Eye--Washington CT

06/28/2012

5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7586.

Join us Thursday Evening Gunn Lecture With Artistic Vision: An Opthamologist Explores Perception, the Arts and the Eye June 28th @ 6:30pm Join us for a fascinating lecture and powerpoint program on art, music and the relationship of the humanities to medicine.  More than all the other senses, the brain's visual system largely defines how we perceive the world. Herein lies an intriguing intersection between vision, perception, the arts, and eye disease. A survey of visual archetypes in the history of art (the Lascaux cave paintings, the limestone bust of Nefertiti, the Pantheon, the "evil eye," and linear perspective) will introduce an exploration of visual perception and art, the optical problems of self-portraiture, David Hockney's "Secret Knowledge," "Vermeer's camera," artistic optical illusions, and a look at the blind bards of literature (Homer, Milton, Joyce and Borges), music and vision. Dr. deLuise will conclude with an analysis of the artists Monet, Goya, Seurat and O'Keefe, pondering the question: is eye disease an obstacle to, or the catalyst for, their creative genius? Vincent de Luise MD is an area ophthalmologist, musician and author. A graduate of Princeton University and Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. de Luise, with a successful 30-year career as an eye surgeon, has always kept music and writing close to his heart. Currently Clinical Asst Professor of Ophthalmology at Yale and Program Chair of the Ct Society of Eye Physicians, he serves on the Humanities and Medicine Committee and the Music and Medicine Committee at Weill Cornell Medical College. Visit Dr. de Luise's website at www.amusicalvision.com.

Gunn Memorial Library Program: With an Artistic Vision: An Ophthalmologist Explores Perception, the Arts and The Eye--Dr. Vincent deLuise

06/28/2012

5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7586.

Thursday, May 10, 2012--"With an Artistic Vision: An Ophthalmologist Explores Perception, the Arts and the Eye" with Dr. Vincent de Luise. Join us on Thursday, June 28th  @ 6:30pm in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library for a fascinating lecture and powerpoint program on art, music and the relationship of the humanities to medicine, as Dr. Vincent de Luise presents" With an Artistic Vision: An Ophthalmologist Explores Perception, the Arts and the Eye". More than all the other senses, the brain's visual system largely defines how we perceive the world. Herein lies an intriguing intersection between vision, perception, the arts, and eye disease. A survey of visual archetypes in the history of art (the Lascaux cave paintings, the limestone bust of Nefertiti, the Pantheon, the "evil eye,"  and linear perspective) will introduce an exploration of visual perception and art, the optical problems of self-portraiture, David Hockney's "Secret Knowledge,"  "Vermeer's camera,"  artistic optical illusions, a look at the blind bards of literature (Homer, Milton, Joyce and Borges), music and vision, and will conclude with an analysis of the artists Monet, Goya, Seurat and O'Keefe, pondering the question: is eye disease an obstacle to, or the catalyst for, their creative genius? Vincent de Luise MD is an area ophthalmologist, musician and author. A graduate of Princeton University and Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. de Luise has had a successful 30-year career as an eye surgeon, and has always kept music and writing close to his heart. He is currently Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Yale University, Program Chair of the Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians, and serves on the Humanities and Medicine Committee and the Music and Medicine Committee at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is on the Board of Directors of Opera Company of Brooklyn where he hosts operas with pre-concert talks and program book material. As a clarinetist, he organized and performed at the Connecticut Mozart Festival and founded the annual classical musical recital of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He lectures and writes on art, music and the relationship of the humanities to medicine. You can visit Dr. de Luise's website at www.amusicalvision.com. This program is free and open to the public.   Registration is recommended.

Litchfield Hills Film Festival--Torrington

06/28/2012 to 07/01/2012

Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-248-5038.

June 28, 2012 through July 1, 2012 at the Warner Theatre in Torrington the Litchfield Hils Film Festival will take place.  Experience cinemagic.  All tickets must be purchased online or at the film festival office.  The 2012 festival schedule will include four days of screenings, workshops, and celebratory events, with tickets available at several levels of access, from per-screening selection to the full immersion experience.  Individual per screening ticket $9; Day pass $39; VIP Pass $199 weekend access to all films, workshops and receptions.  Check the website for the full screening schedule.

The Dodge Brothers Club, an antique automobile club 2012 - International Meet - Southbury

06/29/2012

129 Strongtown Rd., Southbury, CT 06488. Phone: 860-274-3483.

On Friday, June 29th, the public is invited to view the collection of all the Dodge Brothers automobiles at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Southbury, CT.  This will be a unique opportunity for the public to view so many Dodge Brothers automobiles in one location, coming from all over the United States and Canada. Founded in 1983, the Dodge Brothers Club’s purpose is to encourage the preservation, ownership, restoration, and historical research of the Dodge Brothers motor vehicles and the Graham Brothers commercial vehicles, model years 1914 through 1938.