Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Goshen Open Farm Tour


Join 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.
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Connecticut Wine Festival

Wine Festival

Connecticut Wine Fest 2012

SAVE THE DATE!

Connecticut Wine Festival
Goshen Fairgrounds
July 26 & 27, 2014 

Taste the best of Connecticut’s wineries.  Sample locally produced specialty foods.  Enjoy live music.
Browse for handicrafts and more.  It’s all happening at the Connecticut Wine Festival.

Hours:  Saturday, July 26th from 12pm-7pm and Sunday, July 27th from 12pm-6pm.
Location:  The Goshen Fairgrounds, located approximately 1/2 mile south of Goshen center on Route 63.
- See more at: http://www.ctwine.com/wine-festival/#sthash.ir7jWQtX.dpuf

Wine Festival

Connecticut Wine Fest 2012

SAVE THE DATE!

Connecticut Wine Festival
Goshen Fairgrounds
July 26 & 27, 2014 

Taste the best of Connecticut’s wineries.  Sample locally produced specialty foods.  Enjoy live music.
Browse for handicrafts and more.  It’s all happening at the Connecticut Wine Festival.

Hours:  Saturday, July 26th from 12pm-7pm and Sunday, July 27th from 12pm-6pm.
Location:  The Goshen Fairgrounds, located approximately 1/2 mile south of Goshen center on Route 63.
- See more at: http://www.ctwine.com/wine-festival/#sthash.ir7jWQtX.dpuf

Wine Festival

Connecticut Wine Fest 2012

SAVE THE DATE!

Connecticut Wine Festival
Goshen Fairgrounds
July 26 & 27, 2014 

Taste the best of Connecticut’s wineries.  Sample locally produced specialty foods.  Enjoy live music.
Browse for handicrafts and more.  It’s all happening at the Connecticut Wine Festival.

Hours:  Saturday, July 26th from 12pm-7pm and Sunday, July 27th from 12pm-6pm.
Location:  The Goshen Fairgrounds, located approximately 1/2 mile south of Goshen center on Route 63.

 To Purchase Tickets Click Here
- See more at: http://www.ctwine.com/wine-festival/#sthash.cedfqatC.dpuf
The Connecticut Wine Trail will be hosting a wine festival at the Goshen Fairgrounds
July 26th and 27th from Noon until 6 PM. 

Sample wines, taste local regional specialties, enjoy all that we have to offer

for more information, click here


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Friday, July 11, 2014

Sunday Music In the Vineayrd

Sunday Music Series at Miranda Vineayard

July 20 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Miranda Vineyard,
42 Ives Road, Goshen, CT 06756 United States
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Sunday Music Series at Miranda Vineyard, 1:30-4:30pm. July 6 July 13 July 20
- See more at: http://www.ctwine.com/events/upcoming/#sthash.B8fkmbB3.dpuf

Sunday Music Series at Miranda Vineayard

July 20 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)
Sunday Music Series at Miranda Vineyard, 1:30-4:30pm.
July 6
July 13
July 20
- 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

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Litchfield County Happenings This Upcoming Weekd




American Girl Book Club-10am & 3pm-Litchfield Hist. Museum

OWL Senior Center Café-11:30am-FCC, Litchfield

Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group-2-3pm-OWL

Thursday Book Discussion Group-3:30-5pm-OWL

Sandy Beach Block Party-5-8pm-Sandy Beach, Morris

Scripture Series-7-8:15pm-Lourdes in Litchfield

 



Advanced Memoir Writing-5pm-Wisdom House

Retreat: Perennial Wisdom for Perennial Questions-6pm-Wisdom House

Celebration of the Bantam River-6:30pm-White Memorial CC

 



Celebration of the Bantam River-6:30am-White Memorial CC

OWL Visits Bantam Village-9:30am-Community Room, Bantam Village

Experiences of Emerging Church-10am-12pm-Wisdom House

Morris VFD Free CPR Class-1pm-Morris Firehouse

Open House-1:30-3:30pm-Goshen Historical Society


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

How to Teach Your Dog to Swim

From the American Kennel Club's Woofipedia

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 above.

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 ground.

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.

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Click here for more WOOFipedia stories.

Coming up At Tri-Arts in Sharon

Theatre is alive and kicking in the Litchfield Hills!
 
Current and Future productions at Tri-Arts Playhouse in Sharon.
 
 
Falsettos Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by William Finn and James Lapine
July 11–20, 2014 This 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 Wives One 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 Elish
July 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, 2014 Set 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 Mermaid Music 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!