KENT — This fall the tradition continues, Kent Quiz Night lives. Brought to you by the Kent Memorial Library, the very popular and fun Kent Quiz Night will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m. at the Kent Firehouse, 28 Maple Street, Kent.

KENT — The Kent Memorial Library will offer a tour of six local artists’ studios. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will begin promptly at the Library at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. The tour will consist of a small group, no bigger than 12, that will visit the local artist studios of pa…

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SHERMAN — The Sherman Library presents the Sherman Commission on Aging Senior Art Show. Sherman is rich with senior artists that do painting, photography, woodwork, pottery, stained glass, sculpture and more. Over 20 artists will display their work. The work will be on display through Oct. 9.

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WASHINGTON — A new collection of oil paintings by artist James Aaby will be on display at Washington’s Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell Gallery from Sept. 14 to Oct. 26. There will be a reception for the artist on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 12 noon to 2 p.m.

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FALLS VILLAGE — America’s longest running summer chamber music festival, Music Mountain, continues its 90th season on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 3 p.m., with the Daedalus Quartet and guest pianist Tanya Bannister. The quartet performs selections from Bach’s “Art of the Fugue,” BWV 1080 (1742—50) and…

TORRINGTON — The Warner Stage Company and the Warner Theatre have announced new shows in the coming months. For tickets and information, call the Warner Box Office at 860-489-7180 or visit warnertheatre.org

KENT — The Kent Art Association opened its Members II show recently with a reception and awards presentation. The KAA has over 300 members from Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. The Members Show offers member artists the opportunity to show off new works and as almost all mediums and …

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SHARON/LAKEVILLE — Organized by the Sharon Historical Society & Museum, 18 Main Street, in Sharon, “Wild and Beautiful Creatures: The Life and Work of J.J. Audubon” is a celebration of the art, science, and heritage of John James Audubon, one of America’s greatest naturalists. The Tremai…

KENT — Join the Kent Memorial Library for a book talk and signing with local author Betty Krasne. She will discuss her newly published book, “The Good Life?” This special event will take place at 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 7, at the Library. The book will be available for purchase a…

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WINSTED/NEW HARTFORD — The tenth annual Open Your Eyes Studio Tour continued to adhere to its original mission: to give visitors a greater understanding of local artists’ creative processes, and the spaces where they create art, which range from a large studio inside a 19th century brick soc…

WOODBURY — Michael Gallagher will present his photographs of Holyland USA at an opening reception Sept. 7, 2 to 4 p.m. in the Gallery at the Woodbury Public Library, 269 Main Street S., Woodbury.

KENT — Ralph Waldo Emerson was right. “Life is a journey, not a destination.” And, no matter where the rambling has taken artist Kathy Wismar, across continents or across town, the images of people, places and things have impressed her. Kent and Falls Village artist Kathy Wismar will be exhi…

WASHINGTON DEPOT — The Washington Art Association presents “Chelminski & Offenhartz” an exhibition featuring the work of two accomplished Connecticut artists. Each has over five decades of experience of making visual illuminations that celebrate living in the light and color of Connectic…

TORRINGTON — Torrington Historical Society, 192 Main Street, Torrington, announces a new exhibition, Through the Lens: Torrington Photographs 1870 – 1970. The exhibit is open through Oct. 31.

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TORRINGTON — Litchfield native and artist Jennifer Abbott-Tillou featured her newest kinetic sculptures during an opening reception at her art studio in downtown Torrington, across from the Warner Theatre. The studio is atop a wide and impressive staircase, in a vintage building with cathedr…

After my recent column about gelato published, a reader asked whether frozen treats can be made without an ice cream maker. Those recipes are somewhat complex for many people, time consuming and require a machine. The question becomes, “Do I want or need another bulky kitchen gadget taking u…

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TORRINGTON — Five Points Gallery, located at 33 Main St. in downtown Torrington, will open three new shows, Susan Clinard’s “Inside Out,” a solo exhibition, Christine Breslin’s “A Suspension of Stereotypic Perception,” a solo show, and “The 8th Annual Connecticut Printmakers Invitational,” c…

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GOSHEN — Bluegrass music star David Davis and his Warrior River Boys bring their earthy roots stylings to the Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival at Goshen Fair Grounds, 116 Old Middle Street in Goshen, on Saturday, August 10, at 1:15 and 6:45 p.m.

FALLS VILLAGE — On Saturday, August 3, Twelve Moons Coffee House welcomes Austin & Elliott. Based in Western Massachusetts, folk duo Austin & Elliott is comprised of singer/songwriters Chris Elliott (voice, acoustic guitar) and Lisa Austin (voice, hand drum, 6-string banjo). Their or…

WOODBURY — Joan Judson, a lifelong resident of Woodbury, will be displaying “Country Art” in the Woodbury Library’s Gallery Space during the month of August. In the past years she has displayed her artwork in many local venues and has won several awards. Joan works in oil, acrylic, water col…

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ROXBURY — Nancy Lasar will present her exquisite line drawings, often incorporating collage elements, and Carroll Macdonald will show her oil paintings at the Minor Memorial Library, 23 South Street, beginning with an opening reception for the public on August 17 from 2 to 4 p.m.

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WASHINGTON DEPOT — The Hen’s Nest Gallery in Washington Depot, announces an opening reception for local multimedia artist Beth Levine on Saturday, August 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. The gallery will be exhibiting a variety of her recent creations, including sculptures, jewelry, and multimedia hangings.

SHERMAN — The Sherman Library announces the amazing story of Sherman as seen through the eyes of traveling photographers at the turn of the century and as expressed through the hands of a craftsman replicating the ceramics of the era. Gloria Thorne has curated a display from the photographic…

NORFOLK — In celebration of its 120th anniversary, The Litchfield County Choral Union will present an afternoon of “Opera Choruses and Arias — All With Unintended Influences,” on Sunday, July 28, in the Music Shed at the Yale Summer School, 20 Litchfield Road, in Norfolk. The Cantata, “In Wi…

TORRINGTON — The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Auxiliary is featuring the artwork of Virginia Erickson now through early August 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 part of th…

SHARON — Gallery SHS of the Sharon Historical Society & Museum presents “Wind & Water,” a juried exhibition and sale of artwork by local artists. The exhibit runs through August 30. Artists were invited to submit works in any medium that portrayed the elements of Wind & Water ind…

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ROXBURY — Join the Roxbury Senior Center for an artist reception Saturday, July 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Roxbury Senior Center, 7 South Street, Roxbury, welcoming Jim Stanton, who offers a selection of garden-themed paintings.

At the farmers market I overheard a customer ask a vendor, “What can I do with this?” while holding up some leafy greens. Another benefit of shopping at these markets, besides the freshness of the produce and supporting local farmers, is the education and ideas on how to turn vegetables into…

Personally, I can’t go through cherry season without making a clafoutis another simple, but terribly impressive dessert. I use Julia Child’s recipe. But I think she said you only get to make it if you can pronounce it correctly — cla-foo-tee, accent on the tee.

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FALLS VILLAGE — Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village will present the group exhibition, “One Small Step: 50 Years of Art & The Moon Landing.” An opening reception will take place on Saturday, July 20, 4 to 6 p.m., …

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Washington — Litchfield Jazz Camp is pleased to announce the return of its annual concert series Jazz After Work. The concert series runs through July 25, Monday through Thursday evenings from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Thanks to a grant from the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation we continue…