A perennial Litchfield county favorite. The 2014 Litchfield Jazz Festival will be held at the Goshen Fairgrounds Friday August 8th to Sunday August 10th. This is the 19th year the festival is being held.
us on a free tour to experience "The Bounty of the County" and explore
ten of Goshen's great farms. Meet the Farmers and their enterprises that
keep Goshen's agriculture alive. The Tour features a variety of
agriculture pursuits: from blueberries to Bison, come have fun and see
what Goshen's agriculture is all about.
The Tour begins at the Gazebo located at the Goshen Fairgrounds.
Several Goshen Agriculture Council members will be there with maps,
brochures and general information about the tour. The 4-H Fair (a free
admission fair) will be occuring during this time, so have a look around
and enjoy the activities the Fair has to offer too! Have a great time! Thank you!
Tour Highlights: 1. Working Steer Demo by Seth and Sue Breakell at Thorncrest Farm - Saturday and Sunday at 12:00 and 2:00.
2. Draft Horse Hitch Hookup at Utopia Percherons - Saturday ONLY at 3:00.
3. Self Guided Vineyard Tour at Sunset Meadow Vineyard - Saturday and Sunday
4. Extremely Rare White Bison Calf at Mohawk Bison
5. 4-H Fair at Goshen Fairgrounds- all weekend
6. Log Milling Demo by Lyndon Thorn at Thorncrest Farm - Saturday and Sunday at 1:00.
7. Award winning Giant Pumpkins at Stonedrift Farm; learn the history of The Giant Pumpkin. Also at Stonedrift Farm, learn about their specialty, Cold Winter Salad Greens and the greenhouses.
8. Cabot Cheese Tasting at Thorncrest Farm - Saturday and Sunday 12:00 - 3:00
9. See 19 Varieties of Blueberries at Old Barn Farm
10. Self Guided Vineyard Tour at Miranda Vineyard.
11. All weekend long... an opportunity to experience and explore Goshen's great bounty.
Sunday Music Series at Miranda Vineyard, 1:30-4:30pm.
- See more at: http://www.ctwine.com/event/sunday-music-series-miranda-vineayard/2014-07-20/#sthash.cOFD7jPe.dpuf
Sunday Music Series 1:30-4:30 July 6 Bill Benson July 13 Bob Semanchik July 20 Twice Around
July 13 Snip and Snap Join us for a fun day of wine and photography. $45.00
includes all materials,camera and wine tasting. Participants will be
walked through shooting landscapes and portraits with the vineyard as
the backdrop. Appropriate for all skill levels. July 19, 4 p.m. Shakesperience Production: Much Ado About Something July 26 & 27 Participating in the Ct Wine Festival At the Goshen Fairgrounds. Buy Your discounted tickets here and save. SAVE THE DATE: August 2& 3 Goshen Open Farm Tour
art by showing your dog how to enter and exit. Use a
small children’s pool to introduce your dog to the water. While on
leash toss a special toy into the water. If she is still reluctant you
can take a high-value treat and lure her in, placing the treat by her
nose and praising and rewarding for any attempt to step into the water.
If it is a small dog who can’t step over the sidewall, provide a way for
the dog to get out of the pool.
Find a quiet, clean body of water without currents.
It should have a gentle slope for ease of entry and exit and not a steep
drop. Be prepared to join your dog in the water and bring a favorite
toy. If teaching in a pool there must be steps leading into the water.
Enter the water first and, once stable and facing the dog, patiently
encourage her to descend the steps as done with the wading-pool example
If your dog is cautious about entering the water, spend some time on shore and shallow areas
and praise and treat with every step in the right direction. Take your
time and be patient. It may take several visits. Also, recognize that
some dogs will never be at ease in water, and may prefer games on solid
Consider using a life jacket to help reluctant
swimmers. It will add buoyancy and create a bridge as they test their
water skills. Acclimate your dog to the jacket in short sessions over
the course of a week, putting it on and treating her for wearing it.
Working with a partner or a friendly dog who loves the water can encourage your dog to relax and venture further.
Go pro. Once your dog gets the hang of swimming,
consider doing a water sport with him. As of June, you can earn an AKC
title for your dog in the sport of dock diving, which makes a
competitive sport out of taking a long leap off a pier into a body of
water. For more about dock diving, see the most recent issue of AKC Family Dog.
If you are unsure about doing any of this, consult a training
professional. Before beginning any exercise program with your dog, be
sure to consult with your veterinarian.
Theatre is alive and kicking in the Litchfield Hills!
Current and Future productions at Tri-Arts Playhouse in Sharon.
FalsettosMusic and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by William Finn and James Lapine July 11–20, 2014This 1992 Tony Award Winning musical
for Best Book and Musical Score is the jaunty tale of Marvin - who
leaves his wife and young son to live with another man. His ex-wife
marries his psychiatrist, and Marvin ends up alone. Two years later,
this unlikely family is reunited for his son's bar mitzvah. Against the
backdrop of the beginning of the AIDS crisis, Falsettos
celebrates families of all kinds. The NY Times called the show
"exhilarating and heartbreaking" and audiences everywhere have laughed
and cried their way through William Finn's one of a kind theatrical
voice. See the show that began the career of Finn - who would go on to
write The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
Nine WivesOne Man's struggle to find love, happiness, and the perfect date for ex-fiancee's wedding… Music and Lyrics by Douglas J. Cohen
Book and Lyrics by Dan Elish
Based on the novel "Nine Wives" by Dan ElishJuly 24 – 27, 2014Nine
Wives tells the story of Henry Mann, a 32-year-old bachelor who
discovers that the love of his life has met someone new and is about to
get married. What's worse, he's been invited to her wedding! What
follows are Henry's frantic attempts to find a woman he can take as his
date – a potential future wife – to prove to his ex-fiancée (and the
world) that he too is ready to move on.
Spring Awakening (Youth Production)Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik August 1–3, 2014Set in 19th century Germany, this
folk-infused rock musical swept the 2007 Tony Awards. The source play,
by Frank Wedekind, holds adult authority figures responsible for keeping
teenagers ignorant of biological and behavioral processes. The musical
adaptation combines the story of teenagers taking steps toward
adulthood with a contemporary score that reflects the timelessness of
teenage angst. Our Youth production will allow important dialogue to
take place surrounding the show about teenage issues of image, impulses,
and approaching adulthood.
Disney's The Little MermaidMusic by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater
Book by Doug Wright August 13–24, 2014
Preview August 13th at 7pm
Disney's under the sea musical arrives
on the stage! In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, a beautiful young
mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world
above. Based on the classic Disney animated feature, THE LITTLE MERMAID
is fun for the whole family!