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Thursday, October 17, 2013

October 17th, 2013

Elyse’s Country Journal – October 17, 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.

  • On Friday, October 18, at 7:30 PM, The Salisbury Forum presents “A Life in Science: Exploring the Universe” with Nicholas Scoville, Ph.D., retired Professor of Astronomy at California Institute of Technology. The Forum will take place at The Hotchkiss School on Interlaken Road in Lakeville. Free admission.
  • Sharon Audubon’s Enchanted Forest for Youngsters will be held on Saturday, October 19, with tours leaving every 15 minutes from 6 to 7:30 PM. Guided groups will meet friendly costume animal characters along a candlelit trail and hear how the animals live their lives on the Audubon grounds. After the tour, which lasts approx. 45 minutes, participants can enjoy a cup of hot chocolate inside the center building before taking a hayride back to the parking area. This non-scary program is ideal for children up to 8 years old and their families. The cost is $4 per person; children under 2 are free. Participants should bring a flashlight if they can.
  • Something’s afoot when “Don Juan Comes Back from the War,” a play by Odon von Horvath, translated by Christopher Hampton, is presented as a staged reading by Aglet Theatre Company. “Don Juan” will be presented at the Bok Gallery at TriArts’ Sharon Playhouse on October 18 and 19. Doors open at 7 PM for complimentary wine and refreshments, the reading is at 7:30 PM, followed by a discussion. Tickets cost $25 for general admission and $20 for students 18 and under. For reservations, call 860-435-6928.
  • The 11th annual Kitchen Tour to benefit the Housatonic Musical Theater Society will be held Saturday, November 2, from 10 AM to 4 PM. This year’s tour will feature six tour sites in the towns of Kent and Cornwall. Kitchens on the tour will range in style and size to inspire a variety of approaches to the “Heart of the Home.” Proceeds will support the Housatonic Valley Regional High School spring 2014 production, under the direction of Michael Berkeley and Lori Belter. Local caterers and restaurants will offer a sampling of delicacies at each kitchen on the tour. There will also be raffle prizes. Advance ticket buyers will receive two complimentary raffle tickets for the raffle drawings. Tickets for the kitchen tour are $35 in advance and $40 the day of the tour. For information, go to www.hmts.org or call 860-364-6022.
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