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Aug
4
Fri
Call for Entries: The Story of Art @ Pequot Library Tickets
Aug 4 – Sep 15 all-day
Call for Entries: The Story of Art @ Pequot Library |  |  |

Calling all artists! Submit your work to Pequot Library’s 20th Annual Art Show, “The Story of Art.” Online submissions must be received by midnight on September 15, 2017 in order to be considered for entrance in this juried exhibition.
The Jurors are Adrienne Ruger Conzelman, a private art dealer and advisor, and the Director of ARC Fine Art in Fairfield and Helen Klisser During, an Art Advisor, Curator, Photojournalist, and Artistic Director Emeritus at Westport Arts Center.
The jurors are looking for a variety of artistic mediums, focusing closely on the expression, either traditional or abstract, of the story presented to viewers.
Submit your art directly to https://pequotlibrary.artcall.org/
All entries must be for sale, no exceptions. Prizes will be given for first, second and third place.
The entry fee is $25 per piece for up to five entries, and is non-refundable. The entry fee for young artists (age 22 and under) is $15 per piece. Entry fee includes one ticket to the Artists and Collectors Party on October 22, 2017.
Pequot Library will notify all artists of the status of their submission by October 1, 2017. Only artwork selected for the exhibition should be dropped off to Pequot Library on October 7, 2017 and must be picked up Sunday, October 22, 2017.
Accepted artworks will be on view from October 14 – 22, 2017 in Pequot Library’s historic auditorium, which provides an outstanding backdrop for the show.
Please visit www.pequotlibrary.org to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 115. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!

Aug
14
Mon
KIDS CARTOGRAPHY CAMP at The Danbury Museum @ Danbury Museum & Historical Society Tickets
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – Aug 18 @ 11:30 am
KIDS CARTOGRAPHY CAMP at The Danbury Museum @ Danbury Museum & Historical Society |  |  |

The Cartography camp will explore the art of map making and will be held August 14 through August 18, 2017. Campers will learn the skills needed to recreate historic maps and how modern mapping is used in our community today. This session will include several off site walking excursions as we map Main Street locales and witness the use of cartography in action.

Camps are open to students entering first through eighth grade and sessions will run from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day. The cost for each camp week is $25.00 per child/per session and all supplies will be provided. Each session is limited to 50 participants. Registration forms are now available on the Danbury Museum website on the Exhibits & Events page.

Aug
18
Fri
Forever Grateful Music Festival @ Ives Concert Park Tickets
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 19 @ 10:30 pm
Forever Grateful Music Festival @ Ives Concert Park |  |  |

The music never stops! Continuous jams from 2 stages celebrating Grateful Dead, Phish, Allmans, Marley, JGB plus local talents playing funk, bluegrass, jams, reggae and rock. Forever Grateful kicks off Friday night 8/18 6p-10:30p and runs all day Saturday 8/19 1p-10:30pm. Food, vendors. Event is general admission – bring chairs/blankets. No coolers, outside food or beverage permitted. Event is rain or shine. No refunds.

Aug
19
Sat
Nature-Inspired Writing with Michelle Levy, M.A. @ Wainwright House Tickets
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Nature-Inspired Writing with Michelle Levy, M.A. @ Wainwright House |  |  |

In this 3-hour workshop, participants will explore the spectacular grounds of Wainwright House, including the walking labyrinth. We will contemplate the contrasts between groomed places of beauty, such as gardens, and the untamed great outdoors. We will observe nature and the circle of life, get in touch with our wildness, and restore our vitality through contact with the natural elements. We will write for 20 minutes and share our writing in a circle. You will learn the principles of deep ecology, biomimicry, and nature interpretation, and gain a deeper enjoyment of outdoor experiences for the rest of your life.

Open to adults of all levels. Prepare for an easy walk and sitting on the ground.

Michelle Levy has an M.A. in Writing and Publishing from DePaul University and a Certificate from the University of Chicago Publishing Program. She earned her B.A. in English and Psychology at New York University. She worked as a Development Editor at McGraw-Hill, and as a Development Editor at Condé Nast/Fairchild Books. As a freelance book editor, she helps clients polish manuscripts, write proposals and pitches, and navigate the business of publishing. She enjoys yoga, art, and adventures in nature, and is an environmental educator at Sheldrake Environmental Center in Larchmont.

Aug
20
Sun
Jazz in the Valley, the Hudson Valleys longest-running jazz festival, returns to Poughkeepsie Waterfront! @ Waryas Park Tickets
Aug 20 all-day
Jazz in the Valley, the Hudson Valleys longest-running jazz festival, returns to Poughkeepsie Waterfront! @ Waryas Park |  |  |

JAZZ IN THE VALLEY returns to Waryas Park for it’s 17th annual jazz festival! Come enjoy breathtaking views of the Hudson River while listening to the music of masters of the jazz artform such as Jimmy Cobb, Elio Villafranca, Javon Jackson and Mala Waldron (and many more..)

Our FREE STAGE at Upper Landing Park will feature some of the finest jazz musicians in the area.

Our art gallery will feature fine artists from across the nation.

Enjoy food, drinks and deserts from the greatest vendor trucks in the area.

We look forward to seeing you on August 20th!

Aug
23
Wed
Business After Hours Networking Event (White Plains, NY) @ The Westchester Tickets
Aug 23 all-day
Business After Hours Networking Event (White Plains, NY) @ The Westchester |  |  |

Join Westchester Networking for Professionals for a Business After Hours Networking Event at L.K. Bennett in The Westchester in White Plains, NY with local business professionals. Come out to unwind and explore the fashions of L.K. Bennett, while enjoying complimentary wine, non-alcoholic beverages and lite bites. You will be treated to a 10-15 minute presentation from our guest speaker, Kendra Porter, Expert Image Consultant & Stylist of Honor You, who will share advice, information and inspiration with guests.

Open to all professionals! Invite a friend or colleague; and bring plenty of business cards!

Sponsorship opportunities available!

ADMISSION:

$15.00 Non – VIP Members

$25.00 You and a Guest

Aug
24
Thu
Female Forum – How To Look and Feel Your Best at Any Age with Dr Jen Jose @ Tavern on Main Tickets
Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Female Forum - How To Look and Feel Your Best at Any Age with Dr Jen Jose @ Tavern on Main |  |  |

Join Us with Dr. Jen Jose at Our Female Forum – How to Look & Feel Your Best at Any Age​ – Time to RSVP for this fascinating Female Forum!
You do not want to miss this fun and informative women’s networking event with special guest speaker, Dr. Jennifer Jose, MD. Dr. Jose will address all female topics so please come prepared to ask questions that you may have been too embarrassed to ask!

Dr. Jennifer Jose is a Board Certified Physician and Clinical Nutritionist with an established reputation within the New York metropolitan area. She is trained in Anti-aging Medicine and focuses on maintaining optimal health and wellness through disease prevention, nutrition, weight management, and anti-aging strategies.
Dr. Jose | Nutritional Lifestyle Change| Weight Loss | Heart Health | Anti-aging

She will discuss the following
* The newest procedures for looking and feeling your best

* Are you tired of being tired? Find out what you can do to combat this issue

* The new Genevive Procedure:
Geneveve™ by Viveve – a unique women’s health and wellness treatment.
Genevive Procedure

* Q & A to answer any question you may have.

Gifts for All
You don’t want to miss this event
RSVP IS A MUST – DO SO TODAY!
Thursday, August 24th | 5:30-7:30pm
RSVP & Details

August 24th
Please Join Us to Meet, Mingle, Network and hear Dr Jennifer Jose,MD next week at our Female Forum

Details:
August 24th
5:30-7:30PM
Tavern on Main
Westport, CT
MEET * MINGLE * NETWORK * LEARN * SMART SAVVY WOMEN * SIP * ENJOY * GIFT BAGS * RAFFLES
What Women Want Networking Events:
Members FREE
NON-Members $35
Become a member today to attend all events for FREE:
Membership at Whatwomenwnnetworking.com
Upcoming Events:
* Sept 6th – How to Start an Art Collection:INFORMATION
* Oct. 19th – How to Build a Successful Media Campaign
* Nov. 9th – with Sheliah Crowley
* Dec. 8th – Ladies Night Out
More details soon….

About Christine Finch Oleynick:

Christine is the Fairfield County Chapter Director of What Women Want Networking. As director, she hosts monthly networking events for women to connect, encourage and inspire each other. The events are held at popular local venues throughout Fairfield County. She is also a Realtor with Chilton & Chadwick Global Real Estate Concierge – A team within the Kinard Realty Group. (www.ChiltonandChadwick.com) Christine is very active in the community and was recently honored at Moffly Media’s Women of Influence Awards as
“Women’s Business Advocate”.​

Information and to RSVP​

Robert Randolph and the Family Band @ Ridgefield Playhouse Tickets
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm
Robert Randolph and the Family Band @ Ridgefield Playhouse |  |  |

Pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph, who is included on Rolling Stone’s list of 100 greatest guitarists of all time, leads this four-time Grammy Award-nominated funk and soul band. Many musicians claim that they “grew up in the church,” but for Robert Randolph that is literally the case. The renowned pedal steel guitarist, vocalist and songwriter led such a cloistered childhood and adolescence that he heard no secular music while growing up. If it wasn’t being played inside of the House of God Church in Orange, New Jersey—quite often by Robert and members of his own family, who upheld a long but little known gospel music tradition called sacred steel—Randolph simply didn’t know it existed. Which makes it all the more remarkable that the leader of Robert Randolph and the Family Band is today an inspiration to the likes of Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana and Derek Trucks, all of whom have played with him and studied his technique. It wasn’t until he was out of his teens that Randolph broke away from the confines of his social and musical conditioning and discovered rock, funk, soul, jazz and the jam band scene, soon forging his own sound by fusing elements of those genres. Randolph’s latest album Got Soul, was released February, 2017.

Aug
26
Sat
Digging Deeper: Maywood Wines – Vineyard Tour, Winemaking Demo & Wine Tasting @ Maywood Gardens Tickets
Aug 26 @ 1:30 pm
Digging Deeper: Maywood Wines - Vineyard Tour, Winemaking Demo & Wine Tasting @ Maywood Gardens |  |  |

Join Maywood Project Manager, Greg Bollard, and Vineyard and Orchard Manager, Dave Lambert, for a walk through the vineyard to learn about cultural needs and production practices. We will then see a wine-making demonstration, and enjoy a tasting of Maywood wines. The integration of biorational agricultural practices with the horticultural efforts at Maywood was driven by the desire to be good land stewards. Crop diversification and foraging have been practiced at Maywood for over fifteen years. The goal is to avoid competition with local farms and enhance what is available to local residents. Maywood also creates several value-added products, including maple syrup and wine, which further enables the property to practice organic ideals. 1:30 p.m. Registration is required. Admission is $30 for Garden Conservancy members; $35 for nonmembers. For More Information: See www.opendaysprogram.org or call The Garden Conservancy toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 1-888-842-2442.

Your registration includes Open Days admission to this garden destination—a $7 value. Maywood Garden is open on this date to general Open Days visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as part of the Litchfield County, CT Open Day.

Aug
31
Thu
Wine Down at The Block at Waypointe @ The Block at Waypointe Tickets
Aug 31 all-day
Wine Down at The Block at Waypointe @ The Block at Waypointe |  |  |

Grab your friends for our second exclusive Wine Down at The Block at Waypointe event with Bobby Q’s Cue & Co. joining the line-up!
The Block at Waypointe invites you to “Wine Down at the Block” on Thursday, August 31 from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00p.m. Enjoy live music, light bites, signature cocktails and special in-store promotions from the local merchants for an exclusive immersion of all that The Block at Waypointe has to offer.
With the purchase of a $25 ticket, you will receive the following food and beverages from The Block at Waypointe’s featured restaurants:
Sedona Taphouse | Choice of one appetizer + one craft draft, house wine, hand crafted cocktail or martini
Colony Grill | Choice of a cold brew + hot oil slices
Barcelona Wine Bar | One glass of sangria + one tapa from a special chef’s selection
Bobby Q’s Cue & Co. | One cold beer + wood kissed wings
Wine Down at The Block ticket holders will also enjoy exclusive in-store promotions / discount specials at the following merchants:
Endurance House | Free foot analysis for sneaker fitting + special giveaways
Pinot’s Palette | A special $15 self-guided paint session + one glass of prosecco
Salons by JC | Wine & cheese mixer + first ten (10) guests receive an exclusive gift
Please bring your printed ticket to the registration table located in The Waypointe’s Central Piazza | 515 West Ave. Norwalk, CT
For more information on the shops and restaurants at The Block at Waypointe and to stay updated on news, events and happenings, please visit www.theblockatwaypointe.com