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Thursday, January 16, 2014

January 16th, 2014

Elyse’s Country Journal – Thursday, January 16, 2014 – 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.

  • On Saturday, January 18, from 4 to 6 PM, the David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village will host a reception for Lilly Woodworth introducing her exhibition of new oil paintings, “Fleurs Encore.” Wine and hors d’oeuvre 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.
  • On January 24 at 7 PM, The Hotchkiss Concert Series is pleased to welcome back acclaimed pianists John and Mina Perry to perform an exciting program of works by Poulenc, Schubert, Chopin, Debussy and Beethoven. The concert will take place in the Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center. Admission is free.
  • On Sunday, January 26, at 11:30 AM, The Moviehouse in Millerton in collaboration with The Salisbury Forum and FilmWorks Forum, presents Girl Rising a documentary film about the importance of education for girls born into unforgiving circumstances. A discussion with Senior Producer of Girl Rising, Kayce Freede Jennings, will follow. Admission is free.
  • SAVE THE DATE: This year, Jumpfest Winter Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever; schedule to be announced in the February Sampler. On February 1, a week before the festival, Susan & Curtis Rand host a fundraising cocktail party at their home, and multi-town, multi-gallery art shows open. For more information, visit www.jumpfest.org.
  • Faster! Higher! Farther! A Salisbury Winter Sports Association Invitational Photographers Exhibit will start with an Opening Reception on Saturday, February 1, from 4 to 6 PM at the Salisbury Academy Building on Main Street in Salisbury. (Beyond the Opening Reception, the Academy Building is open 9 AM to 1 PM Monday through Friday.) The photographs, taken by local volunteers, will feature events like “building the new ski jump structure” to “sailing over Junior Olympic crowds below” and everything in between.
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