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August 2019

The Shape of Memories – Loft Artists 6th Annual Tri-State Juried Exhibition

August 24 @ 5:00 pm - September 22 @ 7:00 pm
Loft Artists Association, 575 Pacific St
Stamford, CT 06902
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Date: August 24 - September 22, 2019 - Deadline for entries - July 15, 2019 Start: 5 PM End: 7 PM Cost: $35 entry fee This exhibition explores the theme of memory and the key role it plays in art. Most artists’ works, whether on a conscious or subconscious level, reflect certain personal experiences and histories. References to the past can be monumental, quotidian or intimate. Everyday objects or places take on new meaning depending on how they are interpreted…

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September 2019

Off-the-Rack Art Sale!

September 12 @ 1:00 pm - September 22 @ 5:00 pm
Art Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike (route 30)
Vernon, Vernon
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Dates: September 12–15 & 19–22 Time: 1:00–5:00pm Need a house-warming gift? Looking for art for your new apartment? Are your office walls looking a little blank? Browse the art at Arts Center East’s Off-the-Rack Art Sale! Unframed art, means affordable art. Find a unique piece of art while supporting local artists!

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Atwater~Donnelly

September 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Vanilla Bean Cafe, 450 West Rd
Pomfret , Ct
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Every performance is surprisingly different and always entertaining, exciting and educational with the award-winning duo Atwater~Donnelly, who provide a unique and thrilling blend of traditional American and Celtic folk music and dance, along with original songs and poetry. The highly praised husband-wife duo blends gorgeous vocals with an astounding array of instruments including the mountain dulcimer, old-time banjo, tin whistle, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, limberjacks, feet and more. Their performance is appealing to all ages with humor, audience participation, and a…

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Pageau Summer Film Series – The Birds

September 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Shaboo Stage Willimantic, 06226 + Google Map

MOVIES BEGIN AT SUNSET, BUT COME EARLY TO ENJOY OUR SNACK BAR! Willimantic Renaissance is pleased to announce that the Pageau Summer series will continue this summer. A generous gift from the Leo J. and Rose Pageau Trust will support a series of free concerts and movies this summer on Willimantic’s new Shaboo Stage. Willimantic Renaissance, Inc. and the Windham Recreation Department will work in partnership to produce this series. The Pageau Summer Movies Series will always start at sunset,…

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Sing: Quiet Corner Song Swap

September 20 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
The Vanilla Bean Cafe, 450 West Rd
Pomfret , Ct
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After the death of Pete Seeger in 2014, a small group of his admirers joined together to celebrate his life with a sing-along concert at the Hampton Grange. The event was a huge success and gave birth to SING:The Quiet Corner Song Swap. There is no charge and lyrics are available for most songs. They frequently use the folk “hymnal”, Rise Up Singing  and its sequel, Rise Again for song lyrics. Participants are encouraged to lead their favorite songs or…

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Victorian Willimantic Home Tours

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

For the past 20 years, the Willimantic Victorian Neighborhood Association has invited visitors into our homes to offer a glimpse into the lives of Victorian Era Americans.  We do this each year because we believe our history is a treasure to be shared and remembered. History books often forget the laborers who stood behind the rich and powerful mill owners and managers. One progressive leader, William E. Barrows, used the resources of the Willimantic Linen Co. to improve the lives…

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16th Annual Celebrate Mansfield Festival

September 21 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This free community event will take place Saturday, September 21 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM in Downtown Storrs. The Celebrate Mansfield Festival is the largest community event of the year in Mansfield, drawing thousands of residents and visitors each fall to celebrate the people, people, businesses, and organizations that make Mansfield a special place to live, work, study, and visit! The headlining act this year is Parsonsfield, a folk-rock outfit known for their rich harmonies, vibrant songwriting, and energetic live performances.

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Sally Rogers & Claudia Schmidt

September 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Vanilla Bean Cafe, 450 West Rd
Pomfret , Ct
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Claudia Schmidt and Sally Rogers have been weaving their voices, dulcimers, and guitars together for decades, creating an atmosphere of joy and musical lushness that audiences find so irresistible, they frequently join right in. Starting with their soaring harmonies – “blood harmony” was how one fan described it – fascinating double dulcimer work, the mix of 6 and 12 string guitars, then brought together with a wide choice of material encompassing their originals, traditional, and choice compositions of contemporary songwriters,…

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ACE Book Club – September

September 25 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Art Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike (route 30)
Vernon, Vernon
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Book: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah Date: Wednesday, September 25 Time: 2:30-3:30pm Cost: $5.00/free for ACE members

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My Word! Spoken Word and Open Mic

September 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Vanilla Bean Cafe, 450 West Rd
Pomfret , Ct
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Tickets are $5

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