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The 23rd annual Holiday in the Depot will be held Friday, December 12th from 6 to 8:30 P.M.
Festivities will kick off with the lighting of the town Christmas tree by a special guest at Bryan Memorial Town Hall. Santa will arrive by a horse drawn hay wagon and he will be available to visit and have his photograph taken with children until 8:30 p.m. Letters from Santa may be mailed at the Town Hall.
Take the time to stroll the streets of the Village of Washington Depot where you will find a warm welcome inside the beautifully decorated shops, which have kept their doors open welcoming friends with refreshments and other surprises. Bundle up and take a hay wagon ride and also be on the lookout for Clifford the Big Red Dog who is known to be wondering around!
Members of the Washington Business Association will sponsor a drawing for an iPad Mini and a gift basket of goodies and the best part is that it’s FREE! Entry forms will be available at participating businesses from 6 to 8 p.m. and should be dropped off at Washington Supply for the drawing at 8:30 p.m. The more businesses you visit the better your chances.
This is just a sampling of what is happening on this festive evening. Hope to see you there!
The New Preston Stroll – Saturday, December 6, 2014
The 6th annual New Preston Winter Stroll will be held Saturday, December 6th from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M.
Walk through the Village of New Preston with brightly lit windows and beautiful displays decorating each shop.
Canaan Child Care Center is having its Annual Lyman Orchard Pie Fundraiser. Orders may be placed until October 21. Pies will be delivered November 17 and will arrive frozen just in time for holiday baking. All proceeds will benefit our new building fund drive. Contact Fran at Canaan Child Care Center to place your order 860-824-0597.
Canaan Child Care Center will be hosting our 3rd Murder Mystery Dinner, “Til Death Do Us Part”, at Freund's Farm on Saturday, November 1st at 6:00 p.m. Come enjoy a wonderful buffet dinner while gathering the clues to solve the murder for a chance to win a prize. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased in advance by calling Fran Chapell at 860-824-0597. All proceeds to benefit our new building fund drive.
An information session will allow you to:
Meet Faculty and Staff
Learn about Financial Aid
Meet Current Students
Learn about Programs of Study
Tour the Campus
Learn about the Admissions Process
Upcoming dates and times:
October 15th 3:30 p.m. (Following this event a Veterinary Technology presentation will be available for interested students)
November 12th 3:30 p.m.
December 17th 3:30 p.m.
Information sessions are held in Green Woods Hall room 304.
Registration is suggested but not required. To register please call 860-738-6330.
Convenient parking is accessible in the Green Woods Hall parking lot.
The UConn Torrington Campus invites local businesses and organizations looking for a place to hold meetings, conduct training sessions or present informative lectures to consider its site as the perfect venue.
The campus has a wide variety of spaces available to rent at competitive prices. These include small classrooms for groups under 25, large classrooms for groups up to 50 people, an intimate conference room and a lecture hall that seats nearly 250 people. All of these spaces are equipped with technology including computers, projectors and (in some cases) high quality audio capabilities. IT personnel are available to ensure that the technology needs will be met. In addition, there is a distance-learning room which allows access to presentations happening at another location.
JoAnn Ryan, President & CEO of the Northwest CT Chamber of Commerce says, “Since education is life long, we are fortunate to have the UConn Torrington campus in our back yard to take advantage of courses, seminars and meetings. It is the perfect venue in which to learn, make new friends and to generate business.”
The campus is a popular venue for high-profile events such as civic organizations presenting guest lecturers, government agencies conducting staff trainings and educational organizations holding ceremonies. Groups are provided with space appropriate for their needs, technical support, a welcoming staff and an appealing facility. Tables and linens for registration materials or refreshments are also available.
The campus is located on the west side of Torrington, one mile off Route 4 on University Drive, with ample parking available on site. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM until 9:00 PM.
If you would like to book an event, get a tour, or simply request more information, contact Molly Sexton Read at email@example.com or 860-626-6812. For directions to UConn Torrington, visit www.torrington.uconn.edu and click on ‘contact’ or call 860-626-6800
RANDOM ORDER: RECYCLING NATURE
Sculpture and ‘cabinet of curiosities’
On Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 PM, artist Amelia de Neergaard will give a talk at the University of Connecticut Torrington campus. de Neergaard’s talk is in conjunction with her show, Random Order: Recycling Nature, presented by a collaboration between the University’s ARTS Project and Five Points Gallery in downtown Torrington.
The artist will discuss her creative process as well as her career as a sculptor, an installation artist, and collector of natural and ethnic objects. Her current show at UConn Torrington features several large, framed relief sculpture pieces on view NOW at the campus’ Brick Wall Exhibition Space. A sampling of the artist’s collection of natural and ethnic objects that have inspired her over the years, experiments with various techniques and media including wirework and hand-made paper, and an assortment of sketchbooks and small art works are also on view in the campus Whitson Gallery. Installation pieces will be on view at Five Points Gallery beginning October 17th. Sponsored by the ARTS Project, the talk will be held in the Whitson Gallery, followed by a reception for the artist. The event is free and open to the public.
de Neergaard’s work is abstract, combining natural and man-made materials to create rhythms and patterns that echo nature while at the same time addressing the relationship between organic and inorganic material, nature and mankind. She says that, “In observing the natural world, I am drawn to the linear qualities of branches, wigs, vines and pods, irregular and expressive. The skeletal parts of trees allude to loss and change and reveal a simple beauty.”
de Neergaard has been interested in the natural world all her life. As a child she attended Audubon camps and became an inveterate collector of natural specimens, creating a museum in her room with bookshelves of labeled shells, rocks, fossils and freshly mounted butterflies. She pursued her interest in art starting in high school when she attended the Art Students League in New York City. Subsequently she attended Bennington College, Vermont, and the California Institute of the Arts. She has perfected her skills over the years with workshops in hand papermaking, basketry, wirework and fiber techniques.
With regard to her creative process, de Neergaard says that the ways she connects various elements is important to her “… the details of craft: lashing, weaving, coiling, sewing, and tying….these construction methods become visual marks as well as alluding to the tenuous and sometimes tedious nature of bonding.”
Amelia de Neergaard’s work has been exhibited throughout Connecticut and in New York, Vermont, Maine and California. In 2013 she was a recipient of a residency at Haystack School of Crafts in Maine and received a Connecticut Artist Fellowship in 2012.
Located at the University of Connecticut Torrington campus, the ARTS Project promotes an environment that celebrates the visual arts. Conceived as a sister project to the Litchfield County Writers Project, the purpose of the ARTS Project is to present exhibits in both the Whitson Gallery and the Brick Wall Exhibition Space, sponsor artists’ talks, and develop programs that showcase individual artists as well as serve as a vehicle to explore the creative process.
All our exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. No reservations are needed. Artists’ talks are held in the Whitson Gallery at the UConn Torrington campus, 855 University Drive, Torrington, CT, 06790. The Brick Wall Gallery is open to the public Monday – Friday 8:00am – 9:00pm; Whitson Gallery is open to the public Mondays 8-11 AM and 2-9 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8-11 AM, 12:30-3:30 PM and 4:45-9 PM, Wednesdays 8-11 AM and 12:30-6:30 PM and Fridays all day from 8-4.
The show, Random Order: Recycling Nature runs September 17th through November 16th at UConn’s Whitson Gallery and Brick Wall Exhibition Space, and concurrently October 17th through November 16th at Five Points Gallery.
For more information please contact Pamela Bramble, Associate Professor of Art and Coordinating Director of the ARTS Project at firstname.lastname@example.org 860-626-6821 or visit the ARTS Project website at http://artsproject.uconn.edu/.
For directions to the University of Connecticut Torrington, please visit www.torrington.uconn.edu and click on ‘Contact’ or call 860-626-6800.
The Litchfield County Women’s Network is holding a membership drive to coincide with their next monthly meeting on Wed., Oct. 15, 2014, 5:30 p.m., at the Saltwater Grille Restaurant, 26 Commons Drive, Litchfield, CT. The meeting will feature networking, dinner and member spotlight speakers Amy Jock, Northwest Community Savings Bank, and Susan Smith, Mary Kay. New participants are encouraged to attend to enjoy networking and community connections.
Current members and guests are welcome to attend. Email email@example.com , followed by payment of $25 for members registered BY October 8th; $30 for members registered AFTER October 8th and $30 for all guests to: LCWN Meetings, P. O. Box 59, Torrington, CT 06790. For more information, see the organization’s website at www.lcwn.com .
The Litchfield County Women’s Network was established in 1981 and is comprised of local business and professional women, employees and entrepreneurs interested in networking and community connections.
The South Farms Corn Maze opens Saturday, September 13th at 21 Higbie Road, Morris, CT. Starting on September 19th, the AmandaBakes Airstream food trailer will be onsite weekly with offerings of hot cider, coffee, and cocoa in addition to Warm Apple Crisp with homemade whipped cream and made from scratch seasonal cookies. Regularly on Sundays, in addition to the AmandaBakes Airstream, corn maze guests can stop at The Morris Marketplace for a bite to eat at the Marketplace Grill and pick-up the freshest selection of foods at the areas farmers’ market on a real working farm. Regularly scheduled hours are Saturday 10am to 5pm, and Sunday 11am to 4pm. Special hours and private events can be arranged for larger groups during off-hours, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The entrance fee for guests 4-years and older is $6, children 3-years and younger are free. Parking and ticketing for the maze is located at the South Farms “White Barn” parking lot at, 21 Higbie Road, Morris, CT 06763. Closings and maze conditions will be posted on the South Farms Facebook page.
RIVERTON SELF STORAGE, 2 SCHOOL STREET, RIVERTON, CT is a designated site for GREENspot DROPoff ®--Free and convenient e-waste recycling Monday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, Sunday, Closed. Call 860-469-8187.
Televisions, Computers, Computer Monitors, Optical Drives, Laptops, Computer Mice, Tape and Zip Drives, Hard Drives, DVD Players, Fax Machines, Oscilloscopes, Keyboards, VCR/Beta machines, Cables & Cords, Printers, Radios, Loose PCBA’s, Stereo Components
A large hand-truck and dollies are available to assist in bringing your e-waste to the bins in the Self-Storage building.
E-waste is anything that you plug in that you want to throw out. GREENspot helps you recycle for free.
Great opportunity for chamber members to have professional looking websites and brochures produced by Litchfield High School Business Students at no cost although donations are accepted.
Students Will Gladly:
Contact email@example.com or call (860) 202-5796 for more information and availability.