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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

July 3rd, 2013

Elyse’s Country Journal – Wednesday, July 3, 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.

  • There will be an Independence Day Boat Parade on Saturday, July 6, at noon at the town Grove in Lakeville. The boats will make a parade loop around the lake, and return for a picnic sponsored by the Lake Wononscopomuc Association. There will be music and entertainment, with prizes given out to children, businesses and families. Boats must be no longer than 20 feet and be powered by either humans, wind or motors of 10 hp or less. They should be decorated with a theme, and everyone on the boat must be wearing a life jacket. For more information, contact Stacey Dodge at the town Grove at 860-435-5185.
  • FIREWORKS at LIME ROCK. Sponsored by the Salisbury Rotary Club Foundation and beautiful Lime Rock Park, this year’s annual fireworks extravaganza goes off at Lime Rock Park at 9 PM on Saturday, July 13 (rain date, Sunday, July 14, at 9 PM). Infield and outfield gates open at 6 PM, picnicking on site; refreshment stand open. All vehicles are $20 each regardless of number of passengers. No pets or personal fireworks. Dugway Road closed for the event.
  •  Summer Portals is celebrating 10 years of concerts at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville. The Concerts with a View, free to the public, are taking place from June 24 to July 20. The 10th Anniversary Celebration takes place July 5 at 6 PM and features the Shanghai Quartet playing van Beethoven, Shostakovich and Dvorak. All are welcome. For information regarding the concerts, go to summerconcerts@hotchkiss.org. or Hotchkissportals.org.
  • Habitat for Humanity of NW CT will conduct a wine and craft beer tasting (with appetizers from local food establishments on Saturday, July 13, at Salisbury School Boathouse (Canaan Road) from 5:30 to 8 PM. Donation is $30 per person. David Bayersdorfer will auction vacation homes, sculpture, dinner parties, Camp Sloane camperships, and much more. For more information, visit habitatnwct.org.
  • The Northwest Music Association’s popular, free, Wednesday afternoon Baroque concerts held at Salisbury’s St. John’s Church, begin July 24 at 5 PM, continuing on July 31, August 7 and 14. The New England Baroque Soloists are all professional musicians with ties to well-regarded orchestras and ensembles throughout the Northeast. Typically, each concert lasts about one hour, after which the audience is invited to join the musicians for light refreshments in the lower parish hall of the church.
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