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Thursday, August 8, 2013

August 8th, 2013

Elyse’s Country Journal – August 8, 2013 – HarneyRE – Salisbury, CT

Salisbury and the surrounding communities of northwestern Connecticut offer a wide range of unparalleled opportunities. Please enjoy Elyse’s Country Journal, published weekly on Wednesday. Elyse’s hope is that it will help open up a new perspective of our area.

  • The 46th annual Sharon Audubon Festival will be held at the Sharon Audubon Center on Saturday and Sunday, August 10 and 11, featuring nature walks and programs, live animal presentations, children’s activities, food, music, exhibits, vendors and more.
  • The Salisbury Association invites you to visit The Newly Renovated Academy Building and see the new Meeting Table made from a 300-year-old oak. Saturday, August 10, from 4 to 7 PM. Corner of Main Street and Academy Street in Salisbury.
  • The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon presents Jonathan Doster Photography from August 5 to September 30 PLUS a Multimedia Presentation of images set to music at Sharon Town Hall on Sunday, August 18, at 3 PM. Opening Party with wine and cheese to follow at the Library from 4 to 6 PM. For further information, call 860-364-5041.
  • SAVE THE DATE for the annual House Tour of Lakeville and Salisbury, sponsored by the Housatonic Child Care Center. It takes place Saturday, September 7 from 10 AM to 4 PM, and tickets are $45 in advance and $50 on the day of the tour. For more information, call Rita Delgado at 860-435-1277 or Marianne Ostendorf at 860-596-4088
  • Actors and writers from the Northwest Corner will share their dramatic and literary skills at a Salisbury Family Services fundraising event called “Salisbury, Our Town: An Evening of Readings Celebrating Small-Town Life,” in the Walker Auditorium at The Hotchkiss School on September 28 at 6 PM. Among the performers, schedules permitting, will be Ed Hermann, John Benjamin Hickey and Laura Linney. Joining the actors will be authors John Burnham Schwartz and Ann Arensburg. The Joint Chiefs will be on hand to provide music and song. The performances will be followed by dinners at private residences around town. Invitations to the performance as well as to the dinners will be sent in the next few weeks. Salisbury Family Services, a nonprofit organization serving residents of the town of Salisbury, is currently providing scholarships to summer camp for children of families in need. Assistance is given for resident and day camps, special needs, arts and sports camps. For more information, or to receive an invitation, call 860-435-6677.
  • Award-winning author, New York Times journalist and Vanity Fair writer and contributing editor Henry Alford will speak at Noble Horizons on Thursday, September 12, at 7 PM. Alford’s book, “How to Live: A Search for Wisdom from Old People” — named by Publisher’s Weekly as a Best Book of the Year — will be the subject of his talk. Registration and more information are available at www.noblehorizons.org or 860-435-9851, ext. 190.
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