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The 50 Most Influential People in Litchfield County 2014



We have among us a great diversity of talented and dedicated people. They contribute their time, skills, and resources to improve this corner of paradise. For the fifth year, with the help of a panel of advisors, we present Litchfield County’s Most Influential People.

Peter Woytuk
Woytuk has been called “the greatest animal sculptor of the Western world.” He apprenticed with Philip Grausman and has lived here for years. His association with the Morrison Gallery in Kent led to the outdoor installation of his work in New York City.

Dan Hincks
His was the vision that saved an historic building and created Infinity Hall in Norfolk, which was voted Best Music Hall in New England by Yankee Magazine. The addition of Infinity Bistro makes it a one-stop adventure for dining and entertainment. Hincks recently received approval to build a version of Infinity Hall in Hartford.

Daniel J. Mcintyre
As president and executive director of Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, McIntyre has worked tirelessly to maintain the hospital’s reputation as the premiere healthcare provider in northwest Connecticut by maintaining quality and cost-effective services to meet the needs of the community.

April Benasich
A resident of Kent, she is professor of neuroscience and directs the Infancy Studies Laboratory at the Center for Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers University. Her groundbreaking research has demonstrated for the first time that the ability to perform fine non-speech acoustic discriminations in early infancy is critically important to later language development in normally developing children as well as children at risk for language disorders.

John Janco
Recently named president and chief operating officer of Torrington Savings Bank, Janco has worked there for 40 years. He has generously championed local organizations such as the Nutmeg Conservatory of Dance and serves on the board of the Torrington Historical Society.

Robert Burns
With his 20 years of administrative and fundraising experience, Burns has brought the glory back to the Mattatuck Museum. As its new director, he has reinstalled the collections galleries, tripled the number of new exhibitions, and increased attendance.

Georgianna Middlebrook
Artist, gardener, and philanthropist, Middlebrook has been involved with the Washington Art Association for 50 years. Each year a scholarship is awarded to two graduating seniors from Shepaug Valley High School in honor of her late husband, Robert. She has been honored by the Devereux Glenholme School, where she began teaching horticulture in the 1970s and is now a board member.

Reverend Mother Dolores Hart
For many, Dolores Hart will always be Elvis’s movie sweetheart, but those who cherish the Abbey of Regina Laudis know her as its savior. As the prioress, she has worked diligently to preserve and restore the abbey and to share its treasures with the world.

Moses Pendleton
A founding member of Pilobolus Dance Theater and creator of his own company, MOMIX, Pendleton has been at the forefront of innovative dance for over 40 years. Since its debut in 1981, the company has established an international reputation for highly inventive choreography.

Lindsey Jacobellis
This world-class snowboarder did us all proud at the Olympics and is as passionate about saving animals as she is about her sport. She contributes to various animal shelters and rescued two homeless dogs in Russia. Her project, “Hats for Hounds,” for which she knitted over 100 wool hats, raised over $5,000 to assist in caring for homeless animals.

Samantha “Sam” Tilley
Thanks to her early career in apparel design, Tilley traveled the world and learned about international food firsthand. As chef at Mockingbird restaurant, she has introduced everything from the exotic to the sublime. Soon she will bring her restaurant to the former Bantam Inn and entice even more lovers of exceptional food.

Martina Forman
Wife of director Milos Forman, she is the author of an autobiography and two novels and has just completed her first screenplay. She is a volunteer at the Susan B. Anthony Project in Torrington, where she works to help victims of domestic violence, sometimes advocating their rights in court. With her husband, she has hosted annual fundraising parties for the project.          

Marty Rook
The ultimate food aficionado who was trained as a chef knows exactly what cooks need to prepare food properly. His shop, New Preston Kitchen Goods, has been a mainstay of the unique shopping Mecca in New Preston. A special treat: fresh eggs from Rook’s own chickens, the proceeds of which are donated to the ASPCA.

Judith McElhone
An artist herself, McElhone understands the importance of supporting creativity. As director of Five Points Gallery in Torrington, she has raised the profile of both local artists and the city. In addition to impressive exhibitions, she has created a lecture program to bring people from the art world to speak at the gallery.                

Dr. George Schaller
One of the world’s preeminent field biologists, Schaller has received numerous international conservation awards, including the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement and the Gold Medal of the World Wildlife Fund. He has traveled the world to isolated places to understand and conserve threatened species and has worked with local communities and national governments to protect and preserve the ecological assets of threatened areas.  

Gael Hammer
For over 25 years, Hammer has been the go-to realtor in Litchfield County, culminating in his being chosen as Realtor of the Year in 2013. With his life partner, Gary Goodwin, he has created Tea for Two Hundred, a major summer event that raises money for a number of charitable organizations, which is held at their Washington home.

Lynn Gelormino
Recently named executive director of the Warner Theatre in Torrington, she has been part of the organization for 14 years as development manager, grant writer, and overseer of publications. She is also a member of the Torrington Arts and Culture Commission and the membership board of the Chamber of Commerce.

Kirsten Peckerman
She was the recipient of 2011 Friend of the Green Award in recognition of her contributions to The Gunnery and the Steep Rock Association. Peckerman serves on the Board of Trustees for both organizations as well as the Gunn Memorial Library and Museum, the Washington Garden Club, and the Weantinogue Heritage Land Trust.

Peter & Amy Julia Becker
He is the headmaster of The Gunnery with impressive academic credentials and a clear vision of how to sustain the school’s success and build on its strengths, while focusing on the importance of educating its students. She is the author of several books, including A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny, named one of the top books of 2011 by Publishers Weekly. She blogs about faith, family, and disability.

Jane Curtin  
One of the original players on “Saturday Night Live,” Curtin has been called one of the great comic actresses of our time. We all remember her perfect timing in “Kate and Allie” and “Third Rock from the Sun.” She continues to participate in regional and local theater productions.

Guy Wolff
This potter extraordinaire has supplied everyone from Oprah to Martha Stewart with his creative pieces. A Litchfield native, his studio is always open, welcoming customers and mentoring those who want to learn the craft.

Anne Day & Spencer Reiss
Reiss, a former Newsweek correspondent and contributing editor at Wired is our resident expert on energy issues, new media, commercial space travel, and the impact of technology on humans. Day, a freelance photographer, has covered everything from Presidential inaugurations to the release of Nelson Mandela. She has taught sixth- to eighth-graders at Girls Inc. and at local public schools.

Alecia Evans
Drawing on her talents as a professional vocalist, choral director, and Broadway performer, Evans created SingOut! CT, a vocal ensemble for young girls, devoted to developing youngsters as choral artists and soloists. In addition, she regularly coaches and mentors young performers who are pursuing stage careers.

Peter Talbot
A respected architect responsible for creating many beautiful spaces, including CT Restaurant, Talbot has served on the Washington Historic District Commission and recently helped form the Washington Park Foundation to turn the former Texaco station into a usable public space.

Matthew & Ben Freund
Together they carry on the tradition of dairy farming begun by their father in 1949. Freund’s Farm has been on the cutting edge of new technologies, especially in areas related to efficient nutrient management. Their invention of CowPots has revolutionized organic farming and gardening. This product helps farmers reduce the nutrient load on their farms, and produces better plants with no plastic to discard.

Starling Childs
His parents built the Norfolk Curling Club. When it was destroyed by fire, Childs helped raise money to rebuild it. Childs is acting president of the Great Mountain Forest in Norfolk, which consists of family-owned land that has been put into federal stewardship.

Emily Dalton & Matthew Karpas
Together they have worked tirelessly to promote and fundraise for the Oliver Wolcott Library. Dalton, co-founder of Jack Black Men’s Grooming Products, has also championed and expanded the profile of the Susan B. Anthony Project, which works with battered women.

Ronnie Maddalena
She is founder of Social Comments, a team of creative professionals dedicated to building brands and helping them find their niche in the marketplace. Maddalena has developed effective and creative strategies through striking graphic design and targeted marketing initiative and has worked closely with many local organizations such as After School Arts Program, Greenwoods Counseling Referrals, the Washington Connecticut Antique Show, and Gunn Memorial Library.

Roberta Smith & Jerry Saltz
She is an art critic for the New York Times and a lecturer on contemporary art.He is senior art critic and columnist for New York Magazine and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism three times. Together they are the power couple who keep us abreast of what’s going on in the ever-changing art world.

Dorothy Cann Hamilton
She made French cooking accessible with her now-legendary NYC cooking school and launched a whole generation of young chefs. She was inducted into the Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America by the James Beard Foundation.

Joseph Mazzaferro & Kenneth Sena
Following their passion for all things mid-century, the duo purchased two modernist houses and restored them meticulously. They were recently awarded two citations for their restoration on the first Breuer House in Litchfield, as well as a house designed by John Johansen.

Glenn Carlin
Since founding Crew Design, Inc., in 1998 with his partner, Gil Aviles, Carlin has become an industry leader in sustainable technology. The firm creates point-of-sale advertising displays for large consumer companies using a blend of recycled plastic from disposable plastic bottles. By implementing waste-reduction strategies, he is helping to save the environment.

Juliane Bailey
She is a member of the New Milford Farmland Preservation Committee and has been active in the Housatonic Valley Association as well. It was through her hard work and determination that the now annual Farmer’s Harvest to Table event was established.

Steven Temkin, David Bender & Steven Roth
Founders of Torrington Downtown Partners, the trio had a vision to restore the town’s center and have carried it through successfully. Since its inception in 2010, the group has purchased nine foreclosed buildings and rehabilitated them.

Deborah & Declan Murphy
Together they run Novens, Inc., a distributor of safe and affordable plasma and plasma-protein products. Novens is dedicated to global blood safety and serves as a consultant to major biopharmaceutical corporations and the public health sector in healthcare development worldwide. He sits on the board of the Warner Theatre, and the Connecticut Junior Republic; they share a commitment to the Litchfield Community Center and the Oliver Wolcott Library.

Karen Powell
Powell used her sales expertise to create an interior-decorating franchise and established Décor & You, opening the door for women who wanted to run their own businesses but lacked the backroom support. Today there are more than 28 individually owned Décor & You franchises across the country, and it was rated one of the Top 500 Franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine for three consecutive years.

Anne Gallagher & Diane D’Isidori
They are two of the original creators of Plow to Plate, a coalition of physicians, farmers, chefs, restaurateurs, community leaders, and land preservationists who came together to promote and increase consumption of healthy, locally grown food within institutional settings. They also have championed the nationally recognized Youth Chef Advocates Program begun in New Milford.

Robert Andrew Parker
One of the masters of late-20th century illustration, Parker is also a writer, painter, and musician. His work is in many major collections, including MoMA and the Whitney. He has written and illustrated children’s books as well as a book of his own travel adventures.

Anne Sutherland Fuchs  
She was the first female publisher of Vogue and a branding innovator with extensive experience in the media industry. Fuchs received the Matrix Award for Magazines by Women of Communications as well as Advertising Woman of the Year. Locally she has championed Greenwoods Counseling Referrals and has created sophisticated fundraising models to further its goals as a not-for-profit.

Barbara & A. Eugene Kohn
He is an award-winning architect and an Executive Fellow of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, the first architect to be awarded the title. She is an investment banker who founded her own company that specializes in working with healthcare companies. She was president of the Gunn Memorial Library board and co-chair of their Library Luminaries fundraiser.

Ann Temkin  
A Torrington native, Temkin is chief curator of painting and sculpture for the Museum of Modern Art. She is widely revered for her vast knowledge of the art world and inaugurated the Lecture Series at Five Points Gallery.

Joan Sherman
The daughter of a fashion designer, Sherman was surrounded by art and design. Thus, she has explored many aspects of design and has created everything from one-of-a-kind tables to wooden lighting fixtures. It is her understanding of geometric forms versus architectural shapes that makes her work unique.

Edwin Cady, Sr.
Cady founded East Coast Barn Builders in 1960 and was one of the first to preserve English and Dutch-style barns, rebuilding them into custom homes. He and his son, Ed, Jr., use advanced envelope-insulation techniques to provide heating efficiency while creating an appealing antique look. His company has become the largest mover of antique post-and-beam frames in the country.

Sharon Dante
In 1969, Dante had a dream and formed the Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory in Torrington and has continued her commitment to providing professional-level ballet training to aspiring young dance artists. Today, the conservatory is recognized as one of the leading, professional, ballet-training organizations in the U.S. and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance.

Martha Bernstein
The consummate fundraiser, she got her start working for the American Red Cross. Locally, she is on the Board and Executive Committee of Connecticut Community Foundation, Litchfield Community Center, Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy, the Litchfield-Morris Rotary, and serves as a burgess in the Borough of Litchfield.

Jack Gilpin
We have seen him in countless memorable roles on television, movies, and onstage. He participates in the After School Arts Program’s Celebration of Young Writers. He has recently been ordained as the Clergy-in-Charge at St. John’s Episcopal Church in New Milford.

John Funt
Before he established himself as a landscape painter, Funt was manager of special events for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and director of interior display for Tiffany & Co. His work is directly inspired by his land and garden in Norfolk. He has served on and been president of the Norfolk Library Board of Trustees and is heavily involved in local conservation programs.

Gerald Incandela
Seamlessly blending the eye of a photographer with the strokes of a painter, Incandela applies developer with painterly brushstrokes, selectively creating images that are part of many museum and private collections. He has contributed greatly to Hollister House’s gardens with his artist’s eye trained on redefining the landscape.

Claudia Demonte & Ed Mcgowin
Her impressive sculptures are influenced by the role of women in society. He is known for his technical skills and innovative style. Together they are represented in museums, galleries, and private collections throughout the world.

Peter May
He is president of a New York investment firm, but his loyalty to the town of Bridgewater is unsurpassed. He has owned the Village Store for over 25 years and continues to support local activities. Each year visitors are welcome to tour his gardens at Maywood, his 1,000-acre estate.

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July 2018

Work with award winning pro photographers John Kane and Wendy Carlson capturing the sultry beauty of Litchfield County, gorgeous food and professional models in studio. Show your work with a...

Cost: $450

Where:
Hunt Hill Farm
44 Upland Rd
New Milford, CT  06776
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Telephone: 860-355-0300
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Guilford Art Center Welcomes 180 Contemporary Craft Artists to Guilford for Craft Expo 2018 Guilford, CT –Guilford Art Center’s annual Craft Expo will bring more than 180...

Cost: Admission: Adults $9, Seniors $7, GAC Members, children under 12, and active mil

Where:
The Guilford Green
33 Whitfield Street
Guilford, CT  06437
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Sponsor: Guilford Art Center
Telephone: 203-453-5947
Contact Name: Lisa Ste. Marie
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Political polar opposites - Mona Charen and Katrina vanden Heuvel - will meet in Washington during the second "Conversations On the Green" of our...

Cost: $45 - $250 per person

Where:
St. John's Church - Parish Hall
9 Parsonage Lane
Washington, CT  06793
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Sponsor: Conversations On the Green
Telephone: 203-947-1968
Contact Name: Laura Neminski
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Summer Concert Series Package includes 4 concerts that will be shown all at Hunt Hill Farm. All concerts start at 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM on the dates below with artist information. For more...

Cost: $100

Where:
Hunt Hill Farm
44 Upland Rd
New Milford, CT  06776
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Sponsor: Hunt Hill Farn
Telephone: 860-355-0300
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Join in the fun this summer as we challenge you to OWL Reads! Challenge yourself to read six to nine books this summer! How to participate? Beginning June 20th come to OWL to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Oliver Wolcott Library
160 South St
Litchfield, CT  06759
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Sponsor: Oliver Wolcott Library
Telephone: 186-056-78030
Contact Name: Jordan McCorison
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Jennifer paints with vibrant hues in multiple layers, capturing her exuberance and fascination with color and texture. She has developed her own style through many years of experimentation,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Oliver Wolcott Library
160 South St
Litchfield, CT  06759
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Sponsor: Oliver Wolcott Library
Telephone: 186-056-78030
Contact Name: Jordan McCorison
Website »

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Take a 2 ½ hour narrated train and riverboat ride through what the Nature Conservancy calls “one of the last great places on earth,” the Connecticut River Valley. The train...

Cost: $37-$42

Where:
The Essex Steam Train and Riverboat
1 Railroad Ave.
Essex, CT  06426
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Landmark Community Theatre will be extending it’s Youth Theatre Education program this July with a summer camp intensive focusing on Acting, Dance, and Voice. The camp...

Cost: $175

Where:
Landmark Community Theatre Production Center
9 Center St.
Thomaston, CT  06787
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Sponsor: Landmark Community Theatre
Telephone: 860-283-8558
Contact Name: Andrea Bingham
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5 - 10 years old Drawing is fun and a great way to be creative and use your imagination. This workshop is designed to encourage kids to explore their ideas through drawing. Expressing your ideas...

Cost: $300

Where:
Hunt Hill Farm
44 Upland Rd
New Milford, CT  06776
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Telephone: 860-355-0300
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Today it is more important than ever to teach our children where their food comes from and why that is important. During this 5-day cooking series, the students will learn those...

Cost: $250

Where:
Hunt Hill Farm
44 Upland Rd
New Milford, CT  06776
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Telephone: 860-355-0300
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8-13 years old Painting can be a lifelong activity, whether as a professional or as a hobbyist. Learning about color and the wonderful affect it has on people can help guide your painting...

Cost: $300

Where:
Hunt Hill Farm
44 Upland Rd
New Milford, CT  06776
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Telephone: 860-355-0300
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Summer Concert Series Package includes 4 concerts that will be shown all at Hunt Hill Farm. All concerts start at 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM on the dates below with artist information. For more...

Cost: $100

Where:
Hunt Hill Farm
44 Upland Rd
New Milford, CT  06776
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Sponsor: Hunt Hill Farn
Telephone: 860-355-0300
Website »

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Landmark Community Theatre will be continuing it’s Youth Theatre Education program this July with a summer camp intensive focusing on Acting, Dance, and Voice. The camp will run for two...

Cost: $175

Where:
Landmark Community Theatre Production Center
9 Center St.
Thomaston, CT  06787
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Sponsor: Landmark Community Theatre
Telephone: 860-283-8558
Contact Name: Andrea Bingham
Website »

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Join in the fun this summer as we challenge you to OWL Reads! Challenge yourself to read six to nine books this summer! How to participate? Beginning June 20th come to OWL to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Oliver Wolcott Library
160 South St
Litchfield, CT  06759
View map »


Sponsor: Oliver Wolcott Library
Telephone: 186-056-78030
Contact Name: Jordan McCorison
Website »

More information

Jennifer paints with vibrant hues in multiple layers, capturing her exuberance and fascination with color and texture. She has developed her own style through many years of experimentation,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Oliver Wolcott Library
160 South St
Litchfield, CT  06759
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Sponsor: Oliver Wolcott Library
Telephone: 186-056-78030
Contact Name: Jordan McCorison
Website »

More information

Take a 2 ½ hour narrated train and riverboat ride through what the Nature Conservancy calls “one of the last great places on earth,” the Connecticut River Valley. The train...

Cost: $37-$42

Where:
The Essex Steam Train and Riverboat
1 Railroad Ave.
Essex, CT  06426
View map »


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Landmark Community Theatre will be extending it’s Youth Theatre Education program this July with a summer camp intensive focusing on Acting, Dance, and Voice. The camp...

Cost: $175

Where:
Landmark Community Theatre Production Center
9 Center St.
Thomaston, CT  06787
View map »


Sponsor: Landmark Community Theatre
Telephone: 860-283-8558
Contact Name: Andrea Bingham
Website »

More information

5 - 10 years old Drawing is fun and a great way to be creative and use your imagination. This workshop is designed to encourage kids to explore their ideas through drawing. Expressing your ideas...

Cost: $300

Where:
Hunt Hill Farm
44 Upland Rd
New Milford, CT  06776
View map »


Telephone: 860-355-0300
Website »

More information

Today it is more important than ever to teach our children where their food comes from and why that is important. During this 5-day cooking series, the students will learn those...

Cost: $250

Where:
Hunt Hill Farm
44 Upland Rd
New Milford, CT  06776
View map »


Telephone: 860-355-0300
Website »

More information

Summer Concert Series Package includes 4 concerts that will be shown all at Hunt Hill Farm. All concerts start at 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM on the dates below with artist information. For more...

Cost: $100

Where:
Hunt Hill Farm
44 Upland Rd
New Milford, CT  06776
View map »


Sponsor: Hunt Hill Farn
Telephone: 860-355-0300
Website »

More information

Join in the fun this summer as we challenge you to OWL Reads! Challenge yourself to read six to nine books this summer! How to participate? Beginning June 20th come to OWL to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Oliver Wolcott Library
160 South St
Litchfield, CT  06759
View map »


Sponsor: Oliver Wolcott Library
Telephone: 186-056-78030
Contact Name: Jordan McCorison
Website »

More information

Jennifer paints with vibrant hues in multiple layers, capturing her exuberance and fascination with color and texture. She has developed her own style through many years of experimentation,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Oliver Wolcott Library
160 South St
Litchfield, CT  06759
View map »


Sponsor: Oliver Wolcott Library
Telephone: 186-056-78030
Contact Name: Jordan McCorison
Website »

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The Litchfield Historical Society is celebrating the middle of summer vacation with a week of FREE afternoon crafts and games for families at the Tapping Reeve Meadow....

Cost: Free!

Where:
Tapping Reeve Meadow
82 South Street
Litchfield, CT  06759
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Sponsor: Litchfield Historical Society
Telephone: 860-567-4501
Contact Name: Litchfield Historical Society
Website »

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Take a 2 ½ hour narrated train and riverboat ride through what the Nature Conservancy calls “one of the last great places on earth,” the Connecticut River Valley. The train...

Cost: $37-$42

Where:
The Essex Steam Train and Riverboat
1 Railroad Ave.
Essex, CT  06426
View map »


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Landmark Community Theatre will be extending it’s Youth Theatre Education program this July with a summer camp intensive focusing on Acting, Dance, and Voice. The camp...

Cost: $175

Where:
Landmark Community Theatre Production Center
9 Center St.
Thomaston, CT  06787
View map »


Sponsor: Landmark Community Theatre
Telephone: 860-283-8558
Contact Name: Andrea Bingham
Website »

More information

5 - 10 years old Drawing is fun and a great way to be creative and use your imagination. This workshop is designed to encourage kids to explore their ideas through drawing. Expressing your ideas...

Cost: $300

Where:
Hunt Hill Farm
44 Upland Rd
New Milford, CT  06776
View map »


Telephone: 860-355-0300
Website »

More information

Today it is more important than ever to teach our children where their food comes from and why that is important. During this 5-day cooking series, the students will learn those...

Cost: $250

Where:
Hunt Hill Farm
44 Upland Rd
New Milford, CT  06776
View map »


Telephone: 860-355-0300
Website »

More information

Summer Concert Series Package includes 4 concerts that will be shown all at Hunt Hill Farm. All concerts start at 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM on the dates below with artist information. For more...

Cost: $100

Where:
Hunt Hill Farm
44 Upland Rd
New Milford, CT  06776
View map »


Sponsor: Hunt Hill Farn
Telephone: 860-355-0300
Website »

More information

Join in the fun this summer as we challenge you to OWL Reads! Challenge yourself to read six to nine books this summer! How to participate? Beginning June 20th come to OWL to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Oliver Wolcott Library
160 South St
Litchfield, CT  06759
View map »


Sponsor: Oliver Wolcott Library
Telephone: 186-056-78030
Contact Name: Jordan McCorison
Website »

More information

Jennifer paints with vibrant hues in multiple layers, capturing her exuberance and fascination with color and texture. She has developed her own style through many years of experimentation,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Oliver Wolcott Library
160 South St
Litchfield, CT  06759
View map »


Sponsor: Oliver Wolcott Library
Telephone: 186-056-78030
Contact Name: Jordan McCorison
Website »

More information

The Litchfield Historical Society is celebrating the middle of summer vacation with a week of FREE afternoon crafts and games for families at the Tapping Reeve Meadow....

Cost: Free!

Where:
Tapping Reeve Meadow
82 South Street
Litchfield, CT  06759
View map »


Sponsor: Litchfield Historical Society
Telephone: 860-567-4501
Contact Name: Litchfield Historical Society
Website »

More information

Take a 2 ½ hour narrated train and riverboat ride through what the Nature Conservancy calls “one of the last great places on earth,” the Connecticut River Valley. The train...

Cost: $37-$42

Where:
The Essex Steam Train and Riverboat
1 Railroad Ave.
Essex, CT  06426
View map »


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Landmark Community Theatre will be extending it’s Youth Theatre Education program this July with a summer camp intensive focusing on Acting, Dance, and Voice. The camp...

Cost: $175

Where:
Landmark Community Theatre Production Center
9 Center St.
Thomaston, CT  06787
View map »


Sponsor: Landmark Community Theatre
Telephone: 860-283-8558
Contact Name: Andrea Bingham
Website »

More information

5 - 10 years old Drawing is fun and a great way to be creative and use your imagination. This workshop is designed to encourage kids to explore their ideas through drawing. Expressing your ideas...

Cost: $300

Where:
Hunt Hill Farm
44 Upland Rd
New Milford, CT  06776
View map »


Telephone: 860-355-0300
Website »

More information

Today it is more important than ever to teach our children where their food comes from and why that is important. During this 5-day cooking series, the students will learn those...

Cost: $250

Where:
Hunt Hill Farm
44 Upland Rd
New Milford, CT  06776
View map »


Telephone: 860-355-0300
Website »

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OF BOHEMIANS & BOVINES: FLORENCE GRISWOLD MUSEUM & THE ART OF THE NEW ENGLAND FARM David D.J. Rau, Director of Education & Outreach at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme,...

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Where:
Gunn Memorial Library
5 Wykeham Road
Washington, CT  06793
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This is not your usual “murder mystery” event - there will be no character acting or using silly accents. You are an investigator looking for the who, the where, and the how of a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Oliver Wolcott Library
160 South St
Litchfield, CT  06759
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Sponsor: Oliver Wolcott Library
Telephone: 186-056-78030
Contact Name: Jordan McCorison
Website »

More information

Summer Concert Series Package includes 4 concerts that will be shown all at Hunt Hill Farm. All concerts start at 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM on the dates below with artist information. For more...

Cost: $100

Where:
Hunt Hill Farm
44 Upland Rd
New Milford, CT  06776
View map »


Sponsor: Hunt Hill Farn
Telephone: 860-355-0300
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Join in the fun this summer as we challenge you to OWL Reads! Challenge yourself to read six to nine books this summer! How to participate? Beginning June 20th come to OWL to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Oliver Wolcott Library
160 South St
Litchfield, CT  06759
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Sponsor: Oliver Wolcott Library
Telephone: 186-056-78030
Contact Name: Jordan McCorison
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Jennifer paints with vibrant hues in multiple layers, capturing her exuberance and fascination with color and texture. She has developed her own style through many years of experimentation,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Oliver Wolcott Library
160 South St
Litchfield, CT  06759
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Sponsor: Oliver Wolcott Library
Telephone: 186-056-78030
Contact Name: Jordan McCorison
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The Litchfield Historical Society is celebrating the middle of summer vacation with a week of FREE afternoon crafts and games for families at the Tapping Reeve Meadow....

Cost: Free!

Where:
Tapping Reeve Meadow
82 South Street
Litchfield, CT  06759
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Sponsor: Litchfield Historical Society
Telephone: 860-567-4501
Contact Name: Litchfield Historical Society
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EVERY THURSDAY | 7:30 PM - 10:00 pm Music | Spoken Word | Comedy | More Hosted by Don Lowe Hunt Hill Farm is excited to announce OpenMic night every Thursday night.  Please stop by to...

Cost: donation

Where:
Hunt Hill Farm
44 Upland Road
New Milford, CT  06776
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Sponsor: Hunt Hill Farm
Telephone: 860.355.0300
Contact Name: John C. Maxwell III
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Take a 2 ½ hour narrated train and riverboat ride through what the Nature Conservancy calls “one of the last great places on earth,” the Connecticut River Valley. The train...

Cost: $37-$42

Where:
The Essex Steam Train and Riverboat
1 Railroad Ave.
Essex, CT  06426
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Landmark Community Theatre will be extending it’s Youth Theatre Education program this July with a summer camp intensive focusing on Acting, Dance, and Voice. The camp...

Cost: $175

Where:
Landmark Community Theatre Production Center
9 Center St.
Thomaston, CT  06787
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Sponsor: Landmark Community Theatre
Telephone: 860-283-8558
Contact Name: Andrea Bingham
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5 - 10 years old Drawing is fun and a great way to be creative and use your imagination. This workshop is designed to encourage kids to explore their ideas through drawing. Expressing your ideas...

Cost: $300

Where:
Hunt Hill Farm
44 Upland Rd
New Milford, CT  06776
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Telephone: 860-355-0300
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Today it is more important than ever to teach our children where their food comes from and why that is important. During this 5-day cooking series, the students will learn those...

Cost: $250

Where:
Hunt Hill Farm
44 Upland Rd
New Milford, CT  06776
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Telephone: 860-355-0300
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You'll be seeing purple with tributes to Prince and his influences.  Dean Ford & The Beautiful Ones (Tribute to Prince)- Dressed to the 9's, Dean Ford embodies Prince with every...

Cost: General Admission- $15, VIP Purple Experience- $50

Where:
Ives Concert Park
43 Lake Ave Ext
Danbury, CT  06811
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Sponsor: Ives Concert Park and Promotions in Motion
Telephone: 203-837-9227
Contact Name: Phyllis Cortese
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Summer Concert Series Package includes 4 concerts that will be shown all at Hunt Hill Farm. All concerts start at 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM on the dates below with artist information. For more...

Cost: $100

Where:
Hunt Hill Farm
44 Upland Rd
New Milford, CT  06776
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Sponsor: Hunt Hill Farn
Telephone: 860-355-0300
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Friday, July 20 •  8:00PM •  Music Shed Beethoven and Shostakovich were musical titans from different centuries who both reinterpreted music from the past to make it their...

Cost: Tickets: $60 – $20, $10 (Young Adults 18-25), and Kids under 18 Free!

Where:
Norfolk Chamber Music Festival
Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, 20 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, CT  06058
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Telephone: 860-542-3000
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Join in the fun this summer as we challenge you to OWL Reads! Challenge yourself to read six to nine books this summer! How to participate? Beginning June 20th come to OWL to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Oliver Wolcott Library
160 South St
Litchfield, CT  06759
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Sponsor: Oliver Wolcott Library
Telephone: 186-056-78030
Contact Name: Jordan McCorison
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Are you just dying to get some dirt under your fingernails this season? Come to Back 40 Farm for Friday Field Days and help us out with weeding, transplanting, hoeing, harvesting, and more! Who:...

Where:
Back 40 Farm
Washington Depot, CT


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Jennifer paints with vibrant hues in multiple layers, capturing her exuberance and fascination with color and texture. She has developed her own style through many years of experimentation,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Oliver Wolcott Library
160 South St
Litchfield, CT  06759
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Sponsor: Oliver Wolcott Library
Telephone: 186-056-78030
Contact Name: Jordan McCorison
Website »

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The Litchfield Historical Society is celebrating the middle of summer vacation with a week of FREE afternoon crafts and games for families at the Tapping Reeve Meadow....

Cost: Free!

Where:
Tapping Reeve Meadow
82 South Street
Litchfield, CT  06759
View map »


Sponsor: Litchfield Historical Society
Telephone: 860-567-4501
Contact Name: Litchfield Historical Society
Website »

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Take a 2 ½ hour narrated train and riverboat ride through what the Nature Conservancy calls “one of the last great places on earth,” the Connecticut River Valley. The train...

Cost: $37-$42

Where:
The Essex Steam Train and Riverboat
1 Railroad Ave.
Essex, CT  06426
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Website »

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Landmark Community Theatre will be extending it’s Youth Theatre Education program this July with a summer camp intensive focusing on Acting, Dance, and Voice. The camp...

Cost: $175

Where:
Landmark Community Theatre Production Center
9 Center St.
Thomaston, CT  06787
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Sponsor: Landmark Community Theatre
Telephone: 860-283-8558
Contact Name: Andrea Bingham
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*There are additional gardens open in nearby Dutchess County, NY and Berkshire County, MA on this date; see links for details. Three stone walls climb up a hillside at the top of which is a...

Cost: Admission is $7 per person; children 12 & under free.

Where:
Mica Quarry Estate-Garden of Monika & Buddy Nixon
44 Kent Hollow Road
Kent, CT
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Sponsor: The Garden Conservancy
Telephone: 888-842-2442
Contact Name: Open Days Program staff
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Explore five private and public gardens in Millerton, Millbrook, and Stanfordville, NY, Sharon, CT, and Ashley Falls, MA open for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy. Highlights...

Cost: $7 per private garden; children 12 & under free.

Where:
Steele Garden
159 Ashley Falls Road
Ashley Falls, MA  01257
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Sponsor: The Garden Conservancy
Telephone: 888-842-2442
Contact Name: Open Days Program Staff
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A workshop leading to the creation of a floral piece in the Free Style Arrangement of the Sogestsu School of Ikebana. This includes sketching of the arrangement,  an understanding for the...

Cost: $99/$114

Where:
Wisdom House
229 East Litchfield Rd
Litchfield, CT  06759
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Sponsor: Wisdom House
Telephone: 860-567-3163
Contact Name: Bonnie Mis
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A workshop leading to the creation of a floral piece in the Free Style Arrangement of the Sogestsu School of Ikebana. This includes sketching of the arrangement,  an understanding for the...

Cost: $99/$114

Where:
Wisdom House
229 East Litchfield Rd
Litchfield, CT  06759
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Sponsor: Wisdom House
Telephone: 860-567-3163
Contact Name: Bonnie Mis
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Papermoon Dance & Performing Arts is holding an Open House at 49 Commons Drive (the same building as WZBG) in Litchfield on Saturday, July 21, from 1:00-4:00 PM for the unveiling of their new...

Cost: Free

Where:
Papermoon Performing Arts Studio
49 Commons Drive
Next to WZBG Radio
Litchfield, CT  06759
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Sponsor: Papermoon Performing Arts
Telephone: 203-707-8428
Contact Name: Danielle Eichman
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Mock Stock is going Metal in a nod to AC/DC, Guns N Roses, and Metallica.  Halfway to HELL (Tribute to AC/DC)- Halfway to HELL- AC/DC Tribute features a High energy stage show with two...

Cost: Tickets $20 in advance, $30 at the door.

Where:
Ives Concert Park
43 Lake Ave Ext
Danbury, CT  06811
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Sponsor: Ives Concert Park and Promotions in Motion
Telephone: 203-837-9227
Contact Name: Phyllis Cortese
Website »

More information

Summer Concert Series Package includes 4 concerts that will be shown all at Hunt Hill Farm. All concerts start at 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM on the dates below with artist information. For more...

Cost: $100

Where:
Hunt Hill Farm
44 Upland Rd
New Milford, CT  06776
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Sponsor: Hunt Hill Farn
Telephone: 860-355-0300
Website »

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Join in the fun this summer as we challenge you to OWL Reads! Challenge yourself to read six to nine books this summer! How to participate? Beginning June 20th come to OWL to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Oliver Wolcott Library
160 South St
Litchfield, CT  06759
View map »


Sponsor: Oliver Wolcott Library
Telephone: 186-056-78030
Contact Name: Jordan McCorison
Website »

More information

Jennifer paints with vibrant hues in multiple layers, capturing her exuberance and fascination with color and texture. She has developed her own style through many years of experimentation,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Oliver Wolcott Library
160 South St
Litchfield, CT  06759
View map »


Sponsor: Oliver Wolcott Library
Telephone: 186-056-78030
Contact Name: Jordan McCorison
Website »

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The Farm-Fresh Market was created in 2007 with 15 local vendors, and has grown over the years to become a staple of the Litchfield Hills community throughout all seasons. We were so proud to be...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Center School Parking Lot
Woodruff Lane
Litchfield, CT  06759
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Telephone: 860-567-3871
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Take a 2 ½ hour narrated train and riverboat ride through what the Nature Conservancy calls “one of the last great places on earth,” the Connecticut River Valley. The train...

Cost: $37-$42

Where:
The Essex Steam Train and Riverboat
1 Railroad Ave.
Essex, CT  06426
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Website »

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