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Jul
12
Wed
Eco Visions @ Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Tickets
Jul 12 – Oct 5 all-day
Eco Visions @ Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum |  |  |

Twenty new paintings by Connecticut artist Jan Dilenschneider will be featured in an exhibition entitled, Eco Visions. The exhibition will be curated by Gail Ingis.

Ms. Dilenschneider’s works have been successfully featured for the last four years at the prestigious Galerie Pierre-Alain Challier in the historic Le Marais district in Paris. Ms. Dilenschneider is the only living American artist to have her work on display at the Grand Palais in Paris. In the past year, her exhibitions have been featured at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts Sill House Gallery and at the Bellarmine Museum in Fairfield, Conn, where she broke attendance records. Each of these exhibitions were solo shows.

Aug
1
Tue
Auditions for WILTON SINGERS @ WEPCO Tickets
Aug 1 – Sep 1 all-day
Auditions for WILTON SINGERS @ WEPCO |  |  |

The Wilton Singers – Auditions for tenors and basses are being scheduled for the 2017-2018 season. Interested candidates should contact Alison Conroy by email at wiltonsingers@gmail.com. Auditions, which will take place in August, include some vocalizing and sight-singing, and singers should prepare a short piece to sing which can be a cappella or accompanied.

The Wilton Singers, under the direction of Kevin Cotellese, is an acclaimed regional, auditioned chorus that attracts adult singers of all musical backgrounds. As a member-driven organization, our mission is to perform a wide variety of musical styles, from classic to contemporary, for the personal and cultural enrichment of our members and the public. Rehearsals are held in Wilton on Tuesday evenings, 7-9pm, from September through mid-May. Current members hail from over one dozen Fairfield County communities. More information about the group is available on our website at www.wiltonsingers.org.

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
16
Wed
Back to School Shop for a Cause @ Fisio Physical Therapy Tickets
Aug 16 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Back to School Shop for a Cause @ Fisio Physical Therapy |  |  |

Join us for an evening of fun, friends, shopping, and glass of wine! Traveling Chic Boutique Bethel, a mobile boutique, will be setup in the parking lot. TCB specializes in affordable quality fashion featuring todays hottest trends. Shopping is more fun with friends, so grab your girls and head on over to Fisio Physical Therapy Parking Lot for a Back to School Shopping Spree. All summer items are 30% off and for all my teacher friends out there you get an extra 20% off.
15% of all evening sales will be donate to Dylan’s Wing of Change!

Aug
17
Thu
Young Entrepreneurs Academy Greater Ridgefield Informational Session @ Ridgefield Library Tickets
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Young Entrepreneurs Academy Greater Ridgefield Informational Session @ Ridgefield Library |  |  |

For Kids Who Mean Business!

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is an exciting, fun projects-based after school program that empowers students ages 11 to 18 to start and run a REAL business or social movement.

Unlike a typical class, in the Academy students will learn the foundations of business as they launch their own company and master key skills from local entrepreneurs and dynamic trips to local businesses.

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy empowers students to graduate the program with a REAL, PROFITABLE business or effective social movement that can continue after graduation.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, join us for our information session on Thursday August 17th at 6pm at the Ridgefield Library.

No business experience is required; only a drive to succeed!

Questions: Please contact the Program Manager, Bobbi Jo Beers, at 203.733.7406 or via email bobbijobeers@comcast.net

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
22
Tue
A Jaunt with Jane @ Pequot Library Tickets
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A Jaunt with Jane @ Pequot Library |  |  |

Well-published travel writer and New York University professor Dr. Rochelle Almeida presents “A Jaunt with Jane,” an audio-visual lecture reviewing the life and times of Jane Austen and the places that influenced her work. Using her own blog posts and photographs, Dr. Almeida will lead the audience on an adventure throughout England, highlighting Bath, Oxford, Hampshire, Derbyshire, Lyme Regis, and Winchester during this stunning presentation. Step up to the mounting block, your horse-drawn carriage awaits.

About the Presenter:
Born in Bombay, India, Rochelle Almeida taught at Jai Hind College, Bombay and in the graduate English Department at the University of Bombay before joining the Liberal Studies Program at NYU in 1994. She has also taught at Exeter College, University of Oxford, UK, and in the Global Liberal Studies Program at NYU-London. She was awarded the Provost’s Global Research Initiatives Fellowship at NYU-London in Fall 2016.

An active scholar, her publications include three monographs and two edited anthologies. A sixth book, an anthology of essays presented at a conference on Goa at Yale University, will be published in Fall 2017.

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!

College Planning for Musicians @ Pequot Library Tickets
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
College Planning for Musicians @ Pequot Library |  |  |

A panel discussion uniquely tailored to students who want to continue their music studies in college. The panel will address how to leverage their music skills in the application process, discuss critical issues concerning financial planning, and review the importance of preparing recommendations, résumés, and recordings.

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!

Summer Sing! with Music on the Hill @ Wilton Presbyterian Church Tickets
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Summer Sing! with Music on the Hill @ Wilton Presbyterian Church |  |  |

Sing choral classics on Tuesday evenings in August. All singers welcome — including students.

Music on the Hill hosts an August Summer Sings series — four stand-alone music reading sessions, each featuring a different composer(s) and led by a different conductor. No preparation, no performance, no advance registration, no worries — just walk in and sing!

Singers may attend for a familiar favorite choral work or to try something new — or both: join in for one session or for many. Music will be provided. Summer Sings are free, with donations welcome.

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Aug. 8: Reformation Cantata and other music by J.S. Bach, led by Music on the Hill artistic director David H. Connell;

Aug. 15: To be announced (visit the website closer to the date);

Aug. 22: Requiem by Gabriel Fauré, led by Fiona Smith Sutherland, Music Director at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church;

Aug. 29: “Best Anthems in the World” (including Handel, Mendelssohn, and more), led by Craig Scott Symons, Director of Music at First Congregational Church of Greenwich.

About Music on the Hill

Music on the Hill promotes engagement with music by offering workshops, the Summer Sings series, and four performing ensembles — Chamber Chorus, Festival Chorus, Summer Chorus, and the Jubilate Ringers handbell choir — all under the leadership of artistic directors David H. Connell and Ellen Dickinson.

To learn about Music on the Hill and future events, including the fall Handbell Workshop and September’s “Soirée Under the Stars,” subscribe to the mailing list by visiting the website.

Aug
23
Wed
Literacy Volunteers Information Session for potential new tutors @ Bridgeport Public Library Tickets
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Literacy Volunteers Information Session for potential new tutors @ Bridgeport Public Library |  |  |

You can make a difference in someone’s life by becoming a Literacy Volunteer tutor! Learn how you can help an adult learn to speak English or improve their basic reading, writing or math skills. You don’t need to speak another language or have a teaching background to volunteer. Free training and materials provided. RSVP to lwolfeiler@bridgeportpubliclibrary.org or 203-576-7012.