LITCHFIELD — The Oliver Wolcott Library, 160 South St., Litchfield, will present Suzan Scott – Mixed Media – “Shift: Revisited”, on display Sept. 1-Oct. 4, with an artist’s reception, 5-7 p.m. Sept. 5. The public is welcome, free of charge.
Scott’s work explores the qualities of color, light and abstraction in nature that combines her interests in art, nature, and science. Nature informs her work and directs her eye; the effects of light, color and atmospherics feature prominently in her work. New visual information constantly presents itself to her. Close observation and awareness of the moment play a big part in her art practice.
Scott is a member of the Arts Alliance of Woodbury, the Canton Artists Guild, the Washington Art Association, and the Artspace New Haven Artist Directory. She has exhibited in solo and group shows across the state for over 25 years. Her work has been shown in galleries, private schools, colleges and universities, including the John Slade Ely House, Slater Museum, New Britain Museum, Yale ArtSpace Gallery, Homer Babbidge Library at UConn Storrs, and UConn Health Center. She has participated in City Wide Open Studios in New Haven since 2002, showing at Erector Square and Alternative Space venues. Scott has also exhibited in Blue Mountain Gallery’s Annual Invitational Show in Chelsea, NY.
MORRIS — The New Opportunities Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) will recruit senior volunteers age 55 and older who are interested in volunteering to help children read at the James Morris Elementary School. The session will be held Aug. 27, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. For those who can’t attend, call Nancy Duetzmann or Karen Stevens at New Opportunities at 860-482-9749.
RSVP is a federally funded program, part of Senior Corps under the auspices of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Active RSVP volunteers are afforded free liability insurance and mileage reimbursement.
RSVP is the largest senior networking service providing a full range of volunteer opportunities. One such opportunity is the America Reads Program which recruits senior volunteers to help children read in our local schools. Presently, RSVP has over 70 volunteers working in our local schools.
show that volunteering helps you live longer and helps promote a positive outlook on life.
With many regular donors delaying giving to take final summer vacations and prepare for school to start, the American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donations to help end a summer blood shortage, according to a release.
While thousands of donors have rolled up a sleeve this summer, blood and platelet donations aren’t keeping pace with patient needs. More donations are urgently needed to replenish the blood supply and be prepared for patient emergencies.
Make an appointment to donate blood now by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device. Those who donated blood earlier this summer may be eligible to give again. Blood can be safely given every 56 days, and Power Red donations can be given every 112 days.
With the help of a generous $1 million donation from Amazon, the Red Cross is thanking those who help overcome the shortage by coming to give July 29 through Aug. 29 with a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. (Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together.)
Canaan: Aug. 28, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Geer Nursing & Rehab, 99 South Canaan Rd Rte 7 South
East Canaan: Aug. 31, 9 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Lone Oak Campsites, 360 Norfolk Rd, P O Box 640
New Milford: Aug. 28, 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., New Milford Hospital, 21 Elm Street
Terryville: Aug. 29, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., The Lyceum, 181 Main Street
Aug. 29, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Coe Memorial Civic Center, 101 Litchfield Street
Winsted: Aug. 27, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Winsted Area Ambulance Association, 655 Main Street
TORRINGTON —Friendly Hands Food Bank is collecting pennies through Oct. 31, in an effort to refill pantry shelves in time for the holidays. Penny jugs are set up at several businesses in and around Torrington. Anyone interested in having a penny jug at their business can contact Friendly Hands.
All donations are welcome.
Friendly Hands Food Bank is located at 50 King St., Torrington, and is open Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and can be reached at 860-482-3338
TORRINGTON — Friendly Hands Food Bank is asking for donations of glue sticks, index cards, highlighters, scissors, rulers, sharpies, children’s backpacks, notebooks and calculators for its anual back to school backpacks for the children program.
Donations are welcome, from now through Aug .29 and can be brough to the food bank at 50 King Street from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Staff members will begin giving backpacks away to Friendly Hands Food Bank clients Aug 5-29, by appointment only.
For information call 860 482-3338 or just stop by.
LITCHFIELD — The Litchfield Patriots will honor the men, women and children of 18th century Litchfield, Saturday, Sept. 7, with with a Revolutionary War Living History Day on the Litchfield Green. A donation, of any amount, will greatly aid in this endeavor, memberssaid.
The day of entertainment and education will include military re-enactment units, historically accurate impersonations of numerous famous or very interesting personalities, re-enactments of real events, and musical performances by The Hearts of Oak Independent Militia and the Mattatuck Drum Band. All contributions will support the event.