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FALLS VILLAGE — It is quite remarkable to consider that less than a year after the guns fell silent when World War I ended, Music Mountain in Falls Village began filling the air with sweet sounds for a country longing for a peaceful existence and to forget the horrors of “The War to End all Wars.”

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KENT — Peeps, the multi-hued marshmallow bunnies that pop up at Springtime, are not just fluffy candies in an Easter basket. At the Kent Memorial Library, from the beginning of March through to April 8, a competition will feature the iconic sweets.

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KENT — Patti LuPone, Julie Andrews, Carol Burnett, Katherine Hepburn, Chita Rivera, Barbra Streisand, Mary Martin — these are but a few of the extraordinary actresses who Bob Avian has danced with or choreographed for Broadway shows. The full list includes practically every major actor who h…

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BURLINGTON — Acting is a tough gig. You’re feeling the rush of being on stage in front of an audience one night and looking for work the next day. But there are always new opportunities in the field and AspenDream Productions is, well, as the company’s name proclaims, making the dreams of ac…

WINSTED — The American Mural Project is hosting an open mill event March 15, allowing visitors to view the mural installation progress. Tours are offered at 1 and 2 p.m., eacih lasting about 45 minutes, at 90 Whiting Street in Winsted.

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SHERMAN — The Sherman Playhouse season opens with a performance of three of Tennessee Williams’ one-act plays under the title of “3 By Tenn.” This production opens March 6. The performances runs March 13, 14, 15* (Matinee), 20, 21, 22 (Matinee), and March 27, 28. Fridays & Saturdays curt…

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TORRINGTON – The magic of a story well told will come to life March 14 at Five Points Gallery, 33 Main St., Torrington. Sponsored by Canton’s Maxwell Shepherd Memorial Arts Fund, “Folktales and Myths” features Tom Lee, a professional storyteller with 30 years experience performing traditiona…

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COLEBROOK — Colebrook’s Jim Flynn wanted to write a book for a long time. Of course, that doesn’t make him special. How many of us want to do the same thing? Well, Flynn has actually done it, coming out with his first work called “Be Sincere Even When You Don’t Mean It” early in 2020. He has…

GOSHEN — Goshen Players, Inc, will hold open auditions for its June 2020 production, “Lost In Yonkers” by Neil Simon. The production will be directed by Lea Dmytryck. Auditions will be held at 5 p.m. March 15 and 7 p.m. March 16, with callbacks if needed at 7 p.m. March 18. All auditions wil…

One cannot have enough recipes using chocolate, at least I can’t. I know you are out there, too! So, as promised last week, here are more recipes.

BANTAM — The Bantam Cinema, located in Litchfield at 115 Bantam Lake Road (RT 209 just south of Rt 202) continues its very successful presentation of London’s National Theatre productions of great plays, filmed in their theater, said a release from the Cinema. Over MLK weekend Bantam Cinema …

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KENT — The Kent Memorial Library, which has moved to a temporary location until mid-February, recently hosted renowned sculptor Peter Woytuk for a special appearance in the Kent town hall on a rainy Sunday afternoon. The standing room only crowd was obviously not fazed by the chilly weather.

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TORRINGTON — For Susan Matz there is always a new door to open and a new artistic discovery to be made. She is vibrant and positive and the magenta streak in her gray hair indicates that she is very much her own person. That is how she came to create Water Street Potters, an affordable studi…

TORRINGTON — The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) Auxiliary is featuring the artwork of Claudia Lefcheck now through early February in the hospital’s main lobby hallway, 540 Litchfield St.

ROXBURY — The state has seen a surge of wildly popular farm-based craft breweries crop up in recent years, thanks in part to the Connecticut Farm Brewery Bill which was signed into law in 2017.

SHARON — Steeples of Litchfield County, a new exhibition of sketches by Steven M. Goldberg, FAIA, at the Sharon Historical Society and Museum will open Saturday, Jan. 25 and remain on view through Saturday, April 25. This unique exhibition explores the beauty and variations of historical ecc…

NEW PRESTON — Join the Loft Gallery as it hosts works by Newtown watercolorist, Grace Scharr McEnaney. The Loft Gallery will highlight a wide range of her work, mixing traditional detailed images from her travels both near and far, with more vivid, imaginative abstract pieces, as the two sty…

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FALLS VILLAGE — The David M. Hunt Library, 63 Main Street, in Falls Village, will host a reception with refreshments on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 4 to 6 p.m., for “A Walk Through Time,” an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Rena Fine Art. The exhibition will be on display from January 14 t…

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ROXBURY — Roxbury artist and teacher Peter Frisbie will present his beautiful, imaginative watercolor paintings in “The Artist’s Dance,” an exhibit at the Minor Memorial Library, 23 South Street, Roxbury, beginning with an opening reception for the public on Saturday, Jan. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m…

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KENT — The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to announce a sculptor talk by Peter Woytuk on Saturday, Jan. 18 immediately following the KLA Annual Meeting at 2 p.m. at the Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard, Kent. (snow date for annual meeting and sculptor talk is Saturday, Jan. 25.)

Recently, I attended the 11th Annual Latke Festival at the Brooklyn Museum. It was on the itinerary of the first New York City Culinary tour I led. Many of you know I have hosted “Worth Tasting,” the culinary walking tour of downtown New Haven for over a decade. Many on the New Haven tour as…