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Thursday, September 26, 2013

September 26th, 2013

Elyse’s Country Journal – September 26, 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.

  • Lime Rock Park has organized a concert, free to local residents, the evening of Friday, September 27, show-casting the talents of British blues-jazz-rock guitarist Davy Knowles. The show is 7 to 9 PM, to be held in the big concert tent located on Lime Rock’s Upper Infield Midway. Parking is also free, and a cash wine-and-beer bar will be open. Residents may begin arriving for the show after 5 PM at the track’s main gate, 60 White Hollow Road.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The 30th Annual Northwest Connecticut Crop HUNGER Walk will be held on Sunday, September 29, at Housatonic Valley Regional High School. Registration will begin at 12:45 PM and the walk will begin at 1:30 PM. Participants may choose to walk 1/4 mile, 5 miles or 10 miles. Walkers raise funds through monetary pledges which are solicited from friends and family. 25% of the funds raised are sent to the Northwest Connecticut Food Bank. 75% go to help impoverished people around the world. To walk or make a donation, go to www.cwsglobal.org, contact one of the schools or churches in the area or send a check to NWCT CROP treasurer Sue Richie, c/o Salisbury Congregational Church, P.O. Box 392, Salisbury, CT 06068.
  • On Saturday, October 5, at 1 PM, Noble Horizons at 17 Cobble Road in Salisbury presents Barbara Pierson, the nursery manager of White Flower Farm, who will offer tips on choosing the right bulbs to plant now for beautiful blooms next spring along with advice on site selection, new varieties and lesser-known bulbs that are worth trying.
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