Winvian Farm, the AAA Five-Diamond hotel in Connecticut's Litchfield Hills, has officially declared 2018 the Year of the Woman, launching the Women at the Wheel program, beginning April 21. Women at the Wheel will showcase a partnership between Winvian Farm and the nearby Lime Rock Park race track in Lakeville. The two-day retreat will include a private, half-day race car driving lesson with one of Lime Rock’s top instructors, most of whom have coached some of the world’s champion racecar drivers.
After a day on the race track, women can enjoy the luxury amenities at the Relais & Chateaux hotel. Guests may select body and facial treatments at the 5,000-square-foot spa, eat in Winvian Farm's award-winning restaurant, relax poolside, or go hiking through the neighboring White Memorial Conservation Center.
Included in the two-day retreat are accommodations in one of Winvian Farm’s 19 accommodations (18 of which are private cottages), one three-course dinner for two, a bottle of champagne upon arrival, and one half-day private racing lesson at Lime Rock Park.
FOR LACK OF BETTER WORDS
January 20 - February 17, 2018
The Washington Art Association & Gallery is pleased to present a contemporary art exhibit curated by Zeb Mayer. The exhibition features the works of six Connecticut-based painters, Ted Gahl, Polly Shindler, Eben Kling, Karl Goulet, Joey Loos, and Tyler Farmen, as an exploration of the variety of applications and subtleties in painting as a visual language. The work ranges from the illustrative to the abstract, expressing narrative qualities and contemporary perspectives to bring in the new year.
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 20
4pm - 6pm
Welcome to Washington
Breathtaking New England landscapes, five charming villages and a vibrant cultural life –
Washington offers so much for you to explore. Click here for more info.
Celebrate New Years Day with The New Baroque Soloists January 1st - 4 pm @ The First Congregational Church's Historic Meeting House on the Green. Click here to go to their website.
By Lisa Green
Quilts have told stories for hundreds of years. But in the past couple of decades, they’ve started presenting their stories in a new way — a new medium, in fact — and New Milford, Conn. is one of the first (if not the first) communities in the RI region to join the national barn quilt trail.
Come check out the musical talent that has been busy recording at the Roxbury Station!
On September 16 there will be a full day of live music showcasing the recording artists. Musical styles include Americana, Rock, Blues, Motown, Soul Funk, and Jazz.
This outdoor event will start at 2 pm, there will be free parking, and food trucks. Bring your coolers, chairs & blankets!
To purchase tickets click here
The artists featured:
Kenny Hamber Band
Roger Filgate Band ft. Michael Lombardi
Abby Layne & John Alper
Location: Roxbury, 171 Painter Hill Rd, Roxbury, CT 06783
The Open Your Eyes Studio Tour is coming up again (June 24 & 25)! Each year the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council selects groups of towns within its 25-town service area for a studio tour. This year the tour will cover 32 studios in Sharon, Lakeville, and Salisbury.
The Open Your Eyes Studio Tour shines light on the many artists who live and work in our region. The tour gives the community a greater understanding and appreciation for the arts and the creative process, and it draws attention to the towns in which these artists live and work.
The tour kicks off with a Preview Party (free!) on June 11 from 3-5 pm at the Scoville Memorial Library in Salisbury CT.
The Preview Party is the only time where a sample of the work of each artist on the Tour will be displayed in one location, and most of the artists will be in attendance. To register for the preview party click here.
The Studio Tour is on June 24 & 25 and the entire tour is free! All you need to do is register. When you register you will receive a free tour ticket packet. This packet includes a tour map, directions, after party information, advice on local eateries in the tour towns, and more!
There is also an After Party on June 24 from 5-7 pm. Come and share your impressions of the tour. Tickets are $15.00 a person and help support the tour!
You can find more information on the artists, the preview & after parties, and the tour itself at:
Washington Ambulance is hosting a free community symposium, to teach you and your family how to prevent, prepare for, and manage emergencies.
Saturday, May 20, 1:30 - 4:00 pm
First Aid Training for Families (2 sessions)
Learn CPR - by Mo van Moffaert, Washington Ambulance CPR Instructor.
Emergency Management: Are You Ready? - James W. Cooper
Common Pediatric Emergencies and Safety - Matthews Abel, M.D.
Sleep Problems in Children and Adolescents - Jose Mendez, M.D.
Preventing and Managing Veterinary Emergencies - Patricia Grinnell, DVM
Location: Rumsey Hall School
201 Romford Road, Washington Depot CT, 06794
*All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the program.
Bios of the instructors:
Matthew G. Abel, M.D., joined Candlewood Valley Pediatrics in 2001. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics and is on staff at New Milford Hospital and at Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
James W. Cooper is Administrative Director, Emergency Management, at Western Connecticut Health Network. He has been an EMS provider and educator for more than 40 years.
Jose Mendez, M.D., is a specialist in pulmonary and sleep medicine. His credentials include a residency program at Yale University and a fellowship at the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education. (Note: The parents among us consider sleep problems in children and adolescents to be a family emergency!)
Patricia Grinnell, DVM ("Dr. Trish"), a graduate of the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, is a partner in Washington's Aspetuck Animal Hospital. Her talk will focus on preventing and managing emergencies that may affect the animal members of our families.
Registration has opened for the camps that will be held at The Gunnery School this summer.
Field Hockey: August 14-18, Girls, day camp for grades 7-12.
Rowing: June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21, Coed, day camp with overnight options for grades 7-12.
Soccer: July 30-August 4, Coed, overnight camp 5 days/5 nights for ages 9-16.
The camps are for high school and jr. high school students of all levels.
The camps are a great opportunity to have fun, enhance one's skills, connect with the other campers and coaches, and experience the wonderful sports facilities that The Gunnery School has to offer on campus, South Street, and Lake Waramaug! It is a learning environment that will encourage growth and enjoyment.
All programs are led by accomplished, dedicated and energetic counselors.
For more information and registration visit The Gunnery Website
Or contact Jesse Perkins, the Director of Summer Programs
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