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Thursday, September 12, 2013

September 12th, 2013

Elyse’s Country Journal – September 12, 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 56th Annual Lakeville Open horse show will take place on Sunday, September 15, at the Riga Meadow Equestrian Center, 339 Undermountain Road in Salisbury. Show grounds will open at 6:30 AM for competitors with food service, including hot breakfast available at 7 AM. The competition starts at 8 AM. Admission is free with donations welcome at the door to support the Lakeville Pony Club.
  • Montgomery Lodge No. 13 will hold its last regular lobster sale of the season on Saturday, September 21, with pickup from 4 to 6 PM. Proceeds from the summer sales fund scholarships and other activities of the lodge. These Maine lobsters average 1 1/4 pound each, are available either live or cooked and may be ordered by calling 860-435-9722. Additionally, little neck clams are available either raw or steamed for $7 per dozen. Orders may be placed through September 21, but it is recommended to reserve orders by 8 PM on Friday, September 20.
  • On Friday, September 27, at 7:30 PM, The Salisbury Forum presents Navigating Identities with Richard Blanco, 2013 Inaugural Poet. A child of Cuban exiles, gay man, and civil engineer, Blanco will comment on his artistic journey as reflected in poetry and prose. The event will take place at Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village. Free Admission.
  • On Sunday, September 22, at 2 PM, Best Book of 2012 author Daniel Klein will read from his “Travels With Epicurus”, chronicling Mr. Klein’s stay on the Greek Island of Hydra where, accompanied by a copy of the Greek philosopher Epicurus’ Art of Happiness, the 73-year old tries to figure out the most satisfying way to live this stage of his life. Klein is co-author of the international best-seller Plato and A Platypus Walk Into A Bar. This is one of many free events at Noble Horizons at 17 Cobble Road in Salisbury.
  • The David M. Hunt Library is now selling tickets at an early-bird price to the 12th annual Auction in the Village. The auction will be held Saturday, September 28, 5 to 8 PM. This year’s auction will take place at the newly opened Center on Main, the home of the Falls Village Children’s Theater. There will be catering by Freund’s Farm Market, music by Vance Cannon, and wine, beer and the library’s signature Green Man Grog. Auction items will include vacation accommodations in Mexico, artisan crafts, artworks, items for the kitchen and garden, a fly-fishing trip with The Lakeville Journal’s award-winning fishing writer Patrick Sullivan, the season’s hottest new books and a dinner for six at the Falls Village Inn. Advance tickets are $25 and will be $30 at the door on the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased by calling the library at 860-824-7474, by visiting www.huntlibrary.org, or by stopping by the library.
  • On Saturday, September 28, at 6 PM in Salisbury, there will be an original, one-time-only, one-of-a-kind event: SALISBURY, OUR TOWN: AN EVENING OF READINGS CELEBRATING SMALL TOWN LIFE. It will feature well-known actors from stage, film and television who will be reading actual memoir and oral histories found in Salisbury archives along with literary and dramatic selections about New England small town life. The Joint Chiefs will provide music and song. To buy tickets to the program, please go to www.salisburyfamilyservices.org or drop by Johnnycake Books on Academy Street in Salisbury. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students. The program, that will benefit Salisbury Family Services, will last a little more than an hour and takes place at the Walker Auditorium at Hotchkiss School in Lakeville.
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