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FALLS VILLAGE — The David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village will host a salon with light refreshments for artist Danielle Mailer on Saturday, June 15 at 3 p.m. The artist, whose exhibition Magical Reality: New Works is on display at the library, will be interviewed by writer CB Wismar. The ex…

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WASHINGTON — A new collection of landscape paintings by Connecticut artist Frank Metz will be on display at Washington’s Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell Gallery through July 20. There will be a reception for the artist on Saturday, June 15 from 12 noon to 2 p.m.

NEW MILFORD — The Kent Singers close our 46th season with one of the Western world’s greatest pieces of art: J. S. Bach’s “St. John Passion.” Kent Singers will present this iconic work with a Baroque period-instrument orchestra and six of the finest early music soloists in the tri-state area…

TORRINGTON — The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Auxiliary is featuring the artwork of Nancy Lundberg Vigeant now through early July 2019 in the hospital’s main lobby hallway, 540 Litchfield Street, Torrington. The public is invited to view and buy the works during regular visiting hours as pa…

FALLS VILLAGE — Obie award-winning Falls Village playwright Lonnie Carter presents two readings of his two-hander play “Bollywood 9/10” on Sunday, June 16 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Center on Main, 103 Main St., Falls Village. Light refreshments will be served. Visit www.thefvct.org/upcomin…

LAUREL FESTIVAL BALL: Winsted celebrates the 85th Annual Laurel Festival, starting with the Laurel Festival Ball, Friday, June 7, 6:30-11 p.m. at East End Park. To buy tickets: email melissa.oiseau@gmail.com or they can be purchased at the Winchester Town Clerks Office.

The other day, I was thinking, the gas grill needs to be brought out from winter’s hibernation and the propane tank filled so it is ready for dad’s arrival from Florida. For three months a year, he enjoys grilling, especially those juicy burgers he makes by hand.

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Today we celebrate chocolate chips, the star ingredient in an all-time favorite: chocolate chip cookies. May 15 has been designated National Chocolate Chip Day. Chocolate chip is the most popular cookie in the United States, accounting for more than 25 percent of cookies consumed. Of course,…

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WASHINGTON — Every spring since its inception, ASAP! (After School Arts Program) has held a celebration of young writers. Youngsters from around the area submit an original piece of writing; all of these are read by a committee and a dozen or so are chosen as finalists. These were then, in t…

FOUND: Phil Goldstein of Bethany wrote, “Is it possible to get the recipe for Lender’s salmon chowder you wrote about in 2008?” His wife grew up in New Haven and the Lender’s chowder was a favorite childhood memory. He also requested the “Babkaman’s” babka recipe.

LITCHFIELD — On Saturday, May 18, the Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery at Wisdom House, 229 East Litchfield Road, Litchfield will open a one of a kind interactive art exhibit, “The Enduring Presence of Wisdom Through the Years” celebrating 70 Years of the Daughters of Wisdom in Litchfield.

LAKEVILLE — The Tremaine Art Gallery is pleased to present the exhibit “Chicks with Guns” featuring work of photographer Lindsay McCrum. The exhibit will run May 14 to June 16 with an artist talk scheduled for Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m. and an opening reception Saturday, May 18, 4 to 6 p.m.…

TORRINGTON — Five Points Gallery, located at 33 Main St. in downtown Torrington, will open three concurrent shows, “In Honor of the Life and Work of Curtis Hanson,” Steven Holmes’s “Remains” and Phyllis Crowley’s “Partial Vision: Blizzard,” all solo exhibitions that will run through June 1.

LAKEVILLE — The Hotchkiss Chorus presents its annual spring concert on Sunday, May 12 at 7 p.m. in the Hotchkiss Chapel. A concert of 21st century American choral music will feature the music of Eric Whitacre, with music by Morten Lauridsen, Craig Hella Johnson, Stephen Paulus, and the premi…

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NORFOLK — Popa Chubby’s new album, “Prime Cuts: The Very Best of the Beast from the East,” was released in November 2018, and he’ll perform from the album live at Infinity Music Hall May 3.

WASHINGTON — Musicologist, music theorist and award winning professor, Gil Harel, PhD will join us for an engaging program on jazz. This musically enhanced visual presentation, A Journey Through Jazz will take place on Thursday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m. at Gunn Memorial Library in Washington.

LAKEIVLLE — The Hotchkiss Concert Series presents cellist Alexander Hülshoff and pianist Andreas Frölich in concert Saturday, May 4 at 7 p.m. at the Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center. Both musicians hail from Germany. The program includes Claude Debussy’s “Sonata in D Min…

LAKEVILLE — The Hotchkiss Dramatic Association presents George Orwell’s “1984,” on stage April 26 to 28. Adapted for the stage by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall Jr., and William A. Miles Jr., the production will be directed by Derek Brashears, director of the theater program at Hotchkiss.

NEW PRESTON — The Loft Gallery at The Smithy, 10 Main Street, New Preston, welcomes an exciting exhibit, “BEAUTY + BOUNTY Farm to Table Squared” which will open with an Artist’s Reception on Saturday, April 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. Guests can meet the artists, enjoy locally sourced light Smithy f…

SHERMAN — The Sherman Library announces Part II of “Vanishing Cultures,” photographs by Nancy Astor-White. A few years ago at the Sherman Library, she presented her images of Tibet, “Vanishing Cultures Part I.” Her new exhibit will take you from Genghis Kahn to Tamerlane to present-day Russi…

WASHINGTON DEPOT — The “Points of View” exhibition showcases photographs from members of the Washington Art Association in a group exhibit of 63 images. The title, “Points of View,” also applies to the curating of the work. Chris Zaima and Hugh O’Donnell have selected this work and it reflec…

WOODBURY — Fine Line Art Gallery in Woodbury announces its annual event, Fine Line Art Gallery’s Spring Show, on May 3, 4 and 5. See the newest creations of award-winning local and regional artists. Included in the show will be oil, watercolor, acrylic and pastel paintings, as well as prints…

A visit to the iconic Belleview Inn takes you on a trip back in time to a hotel once known as the White Queen of the Gulf, a vacation haven to athletes, celebrities and presidents until it closed in 2009.

LITCHFIELD — On Saturday, April 27 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center, 229 East Litchfield Road, Litchfield, will present a program,“Waging Love: Toward Healthier World Through Music and Beyond” presented by musician, Lara Herscovitch.