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 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.
- The Scoville Library in Salisbury and Oblong Books present author Simon Winchester and his newest work, “The Men Who United the States: America’s Explorers, inventors, eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible,” on Sunday, November 3 at 2 PM. Winchester, a resident of the Berkshires, examines America’s most essential explorers, thinkers and innovators, from Lewis and Clark to the builders of the first transcontinental telegraph. Throughout, he ponders whether the historic work of uniting the states has succeeded, and to what degree.
- The White Gallery at 344 Main Street in Lakeville presents Visions of Italy through the eye of the artist from November 1st to December 1st with an opening reception to meet the artists from 5 to 7 PM on November 2.
- Local author Gloria Parker will read from her book, “Meeting Robyn,” at the David M. Hunt Library on Saturday, November 2, at 6 PM. The book tells the true story of a young mother’s struggle to accept her only child’s confusion with his sexual identity. There will be wine and appetizers served during a reception and book signing following the reading. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 860-824-7424 or go to www.huntlibrary.org.
- The Sharon Historical Society will open the newest exhibit in The Gallery @ the SHS on Saturday, November 9, with a reception from 5 to 7 PM. “Twin Oaks Remembered,” a juried exhibition and sale, will remain on display through December 19. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-364-0477.
- The Hotchkiss Dramatic Association presents “Ragtime: The Musical” from November 14 to 17 in the school’s Walker Auditorium. The cast is comprised of 56 students; the show is directed by R. Allen Babcock. Performances are November 14, 15 and 16 at 7:30 PM and November 17 at 2:30 PM. Proceeds from the Thursday, November 14, performance will benefit SOAR, the Salisbury Central School Enrichment Fund. Call 860-435-3203 for reservations. Tickets are $10, or $5 for students and senior citizens. Cash or check only are accepted.