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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.

WOODBURY — Restoration is a growing series of fine art prints created by the artist Marlow Shami that was launched in 2010. Each mosaic-like piece within the Restoration series, captured during one of New England’s seasons, is a segment of one of hundreds of digital photographs taken for eac…

NEW HARTFORD — “Mixing It Up!” an exhibit of the works of three local artists showcases the mixed media talents of Jill Pasanen, Susan Spaniol and Donna Waldron, who present their visions in unexpected and very appealing ways. The show, which opens on Friday, May 3 at the Jerram Winery in Ne…

GOOD FRIDAY: St. John Paul the Great Roman Catholic Parish, Torrington, has scheduled the following activities for Holy Week: Good Friday, bilingual Living Stations of the Cross procession, from St. Mary Church, 1 p.m., bilingual Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, 3 pm., St. Peter Church; Se…

WOODBURY — The Doox of Yale Concert is scheduled for Sunday, April 28, 4 p.m. at the Woodbury Senior Community Center, 265 Main Street S, Woodbury. Sponsored by the nonprofit Friends of Woodbury Senior Community Center, Inc., the Doox of Yale will offer a refreshing take on a cappella music …

SHARON — As part of its mission to spotlight the work of both established and up-and-coming artists, Standard Space Gallery in Sharon is thrilled to premiere new work from renowned painter and designer John-Paul Philippe, on display from Friday, April 12 through Sunday, May 12, with an openi…

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ROXBURY — To celebrate National Poetry Month, two poets will share their work at the Hodge Memorial Library and Museum on 4 North Street in Roxbury on Saturday, April 13, at 2 p.m. Howie Faerstein and Roger Netzer will read from their recent work. Refreshments will be served.

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TORRINGTON — The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Auxiliary is featuring the artwork of Linda Sardilli now through early May in the hospital’s main lobby hallway, 540 Litchfield St., Torrington. The public is invited to view and buy the works during regular visiting hours as part of the Auxilia…

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Many of us are planning a spring road trip, perhaps a well-deserved long-weekend getaway. There are places that are getaways; then there are getaways so special and enchanting that they become personal escapes — sweet escapes that we immediately, intuitively know we’ll return to time and tim…

WATERTOWN — The Taft School Music for a While concert series continues Sunday, April 7, with a performance by Wykeham Consort, featuring music from the Sephardic Jews. The concert begins at 4 p.m. in Walker Hall on the Taft School campus, at 50 DeForest Street in Watertown. The event is free…