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
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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.
Oz Pearlman, mentalist and magician, will be back in Washington with another great show. A finalist on America's Got Talent, Oz Pearlman will challenge your grip on reality and your perception of the world. He will have you questioning the laws of nature, make you wonder if what you saw is even possible, and you will spend a week trying to figure it out!
This event will benefit The New Milford Hospital, The Susan B. Anthony Project, and other charities.
The event will be held at The Gunnery School on June 4 from 3pm-4:30pm
Individual tickets: $45.00
Family Plan: 4 tickets for $150
Group Plan: 10 tickets for $300
Angels on the Green: $250 per person, includes preferred seating and tickets to a private cocktail reception with Oz Pearlman following the event at the Mayflower Grace.
Seating is Limited
To reserve your seat for the event click here.
*following the reception you can enjoy a prix fixe dinner at The Mayflower Grace. Executive Chef Isaac Olivo has prepared a great 3-course dinner for $88.50 a person.
While many realtors exit your life after you have finished buying or renting a home, we look forward to forging a lasting relationship and introducing you to the community in every way. Litchfield County is a special place with wonderful restaurants, galleries, land trusts, lakes, plenty of children's activities, and talented residents.
Check out one of our favorite local blogs that explores just how great the Litchfield County community is: Happening in the Hills. Happening in the Hills embraces all the great things Litchfield has to offer. From the variety of restaurants, to the various art galleries, museums, antique stores, high-end boutiques, tag sales, and more, Happening in the Hills keeps you up-to-date on all local events, gatherings, workshops, seminars, and outings throughout Litchfield County.
A great aspect of the blog is the series of in-depth articles on our talented residents. Litchfield County is a unique community with an abundance of residents who want to share their talent with others. Happening in the Hills does a great job of highlighting their expertise and promoting their work for all of us to see.
A new addition to the blog is the local life coach expert Tal Fagin. In her "coaching corner" she answers reader's requests for advice.
Make sure to check out their blog for great recommendations if you need something to do, or if you want to give your friends a better idea of why Litchfield County is so great!
William Raveis Real Estate recently announced the launch of the William Raveis Sports and Entertainment Division. Headed by former Red Sox relief pitcher, Chris Resop, who became a real estate agent after his Major League Baseball career, this new division provides premier concierge relocation and lifestyle services for athletes and entertainers, worldwide. Wanting to further William Raveis' ongoing commitment to supporting communities through charitable giving, a donation will also be made to a charity of the athlete or entertainer's choice for every home purchased -- William Raveis calls it Make the Right Move.
Chris Resop is an accomplished Realtor with over a decade of experience selling luxury homes and securing rentals for former league teammates and other athletes. William Raveis also has a long history of working with top athletes, celebrities, statesmen, and most recently assisted Chris Sale with his move to the Boston area.
"Chris Resop and his agent network were absolute professionals and found my family exactly what we were looking for. His team was highly knowledgeable, professional, and easy to work with." -- Chris Sale of the Boston Red Sox
Chris Resop, who worked alongside William Raveis Chairman and CEO Bill Raveis to create the new division:
"During my 14 years as a professional ball player, I pitched for six major league teams and moved more than 30 times, so I know that while a team trade can be thrilling, the sudden-up-rooting that often accompanies it puts an athlete and his family under a tremendous strain. Finding a new home for elite professional players, entertainers and their families requires discretion and sensitivity, along with a keen and instantaneous knowledge of the luxury real estate market and local communities, which is what our William Raveis' Sports & Entertainment division is all about."
Handpicked by Resop, the real estate agents are certified, including the signing of a non-disclosure agreement to protect the privacy of their clientele. Because of the urgency associated with a sudden move, Resop is known for responding rapidly to his clients' calls. The Sports & Entertainment division will also leverage Raveis' well-established white glove relocation and home goods services which include carrier line selection, packing, and unpacking services, shipment, tracking, transporting of vehicles and other valuables.
This next step looks like a great addition to all the wonderful services William Raveis already has to offer!
If you have some free time this weekend and are looking for fun and educational events in Washington, check out these events open to the public!
Thanksgiving Floral Design Demonstration
On November 18th at the Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens, Loretta Stagen, a professional floral designer for over twenty years, will be giving a free lecture and demonstration on designing Thanksgiving centerpieces.
During the event Loretta will demonstrate her designs by creating 5 different Thanksgiving centerpieces with flowers, foliage, and vegetables.
Loretta Stagen's floral designs are described as lush arrangements that are both stylish and timeless. Her designs will bring joy to your Thanksgiving meal!
Friday November 18th at 10:00am (Free)
Evening Owl Prowl with Steep Rock Association!
Join Fran Zygmont and Rory Larson in search of Saw-whet, Screech, Barred, and Great Horned owls.
The event will start at the Macricostas Preserve parking lot, off Christian Street. There will be a 15 minute informative talk about the different owl species, then the group will go and search for them in the preserve and around Lake Waramaug
Participants are required to bring a flashlight and wear quiet clothing.
Saturday November 19th 6:30pm - 9:00pm (ages 6 and above)
Check out their website to register and for more information on the event!
Stars Hollow Coming to Life!
Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly
On October 21, 22, and 23 Washington Connecticut, the town widely known as the home to many of the sites Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino gathered inspiration from for her original script, will transform into the fictional Stars Hollow and host the Gilmore Girls Fan Fest. This weekend will give Gilmore Girls fans the chance to visit and stroll through the town where the story took place.
Fans will be able to experience familiar events from the show, such as tea at the inn, a cake tasting at the market, coffee at the hardware store, a staged knit-a-thon, and a Friday night dinner.
One of the highly anticipated events is a cast panel which will take place on Saturday, October 22. Confirmed appearances during the festival include: Jackson Douglas (Jackson, Rini Bell (Lulu), Aris Alvarado (Caesar), Biff Yeager (Tom), Kelly Bishop (Emily), Yanic Truesdale (Michel), Vanessa Marano (April), Rose Abdoo (Gypsy) and Ted Rooney (Morey).
Other events include:
- Town troubadour
- Screening of the pilot on Friday and the finale on Sunday.
- A cocktail hour and a Friday Night Dinner (food truck style)
- Screening of the top two episodes (by vote) on Saturday at the Town Hall
- A cooking segment to introduce the new 'Eat Like a Gilmore’ cookbook. Kristi Carlson, the author of the cookbook (coming out the end of October), will also be on hand to discuss recipes you might find at Luke's Diner or Sookie's kitchen.
- Photo Opps "on the Green"
- Book Readings at The Hickory Stick Bookstore
- A Dance Recital at The Pavilion
- Antique Shopping in Washington Depot & New Preston
- Gilmore Trivia
Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly
What comes to mind, for me, every time I think about the festival, is a direct quote from Amy Sherman-Palladino in a 2001 Desert News interview about her thoughts on the series. Pulling one from Amy's book I'll say, 'If I can make people feel this much of what I felt walking around this fairy town, I thought that would be wonderful'. And that's really why we're doing this, it's all for fun, for fellow fans.
The festival offers fans a chance to experience parallels of the fictional town, Stars Hollow, highlighting some of the most crucial elements that made the town so impressionable to the creator.
*The event is sold out.
For more details about the event go to www.gilmoregirlsfanfest.com.
Come Celebrate the Arts in Litchfield County this Weekend!
A Story of Place
A cocktail party will be held on Saturday September 10 in honor of the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council. Guests are invited to join for cocktails and explore the newly restored 1769 Benton/Anderson Farm studio of artist Michael Quadland.
The tickets are limited so RSVP at ncac9-10-16.eventbrite.com or call 860 618 0075. Tickets are $55, and the event is located at 232 Benton Road, Morris (4:30-6:30 p.m.).
“What can an old house tell us about the past life and times of the people who lived there? And what can its restoration and repurposing tell us about the present and future?"
Support the Arts & Humanities in Litchfield!
The Litchfield Historical Society is holding a Barn Bash Fundraiser on Saturday September 10. The Barn Bash features cocktails, dinner, and entertainment from jazz singer Wanda Houston. Proceeds from the event will support the LHS’s educational programs and their new Tapping Reeve Landscape project, which will recreate elements of landscapes long found in Litchfield.
Tickets for the bash start at $125 per person. The Barn Bash is located at the White Barn at South Farms, 21 Higbie Road, Morris (6:30-11:00 p.m.). For more information visit their website or call 860 567 4501.
Bridgewater’s Finest: Art Show & Studio Tour
The Burnham Library in Bridgewater is having a reception on Saturday September 10 to celebrate the opening of a group show, the event includes six artists who have opened their studios for a tour.
This is a free event sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The reception is located at the Burnham Library 62 Main Street South, Bridgewater (4:00 – 6:00 p.m.). The show will be up until September 29. Maps are available at the library and studios. For more information visit their website or call 860 354 6937.
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