Abstract painting

Washington Nonprofit Presenting Abstract Painting Exhibit, More

Byrde + the b presents an exhibition of recent abstract paintings by Karen Pepper opening September 11 from 5-7 p.m.

Byrde + the b is at 10 Titus Road, Washington. Visit www.byrdeandtheb.com or call 860-619-0422

New Milford Library Presents September Events

Here are the September NMPL YA events for students in grades 6-12. Most events are held in person at the Marsh Parish House. Don’t forget to RSVP for all programs; please email Amy Berkun at [email protected]

· Celebrate Fortune Cookie Day– get a fortune, make a cookie and play a game or two. September 13 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Marsh Parish House.

· What size? Until what point? How hot? Do you know any stuff about outer space and planets? Prove it! The winner receives a prize. September 24 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Parish House. The program is developed by StarNet/NASA.

· Forbidden Books Party and Make-a-Meme Contest! Every September, libraries recall the right to read and freely access information. So try it. Create a meme that incorporates the theme: “Books unite us, censorship divides us”. Memes will be voted on at the party on September 29 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Marsh Parish House – the winner receives a prize.

· Dungeons & Dragons meets twice this month, September 6 and September 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Zoom.

· Games and chess club is Sept. 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Marsh Parish House.

· write stuff is September 16 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Marsh Parish House.

· Graphic novel book club is Sept. 19 from 3-4 p.m. at the Marsh Parish House.

Litchfield County Craftsmen Plan Festival in New Milford

The first Litchfield County Artisans Craft Festival will be held rain or shine on Saturday, September 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the grounds of the New Milford VFW on Avery Road, just off Route 202.

This free event will bring together around 30 local artisans who will exhibit and sell their specialties including candles, dye, wood crafts, handmade jewelry, photography, soaps, home decor , etc Also on site will be food trucks, fresh flowers, face painting, henna tattoos, massages and hair braiding. This is not a VFW fair.

A garden in Washington will host a plant sale with wine

Hollister House Garden at 300 Nettleton Hollow Road in Washington will host “Plant Sale and Wine in the Garden” on Sunday, September 12 from 3-6 p.m. The paid event is open to the public.

A SavATree arborist will be on hand to answer questions about the trees.

Registration is encouraged. Tickets, $30 for Hollister House Garden members, $35 for non-members, can be purchased at hollisterhousegarden.org/events.

The Washington Library will host an online author conference

In a virtual program from the Gunn Memorial Library and Hickory Stick Bookstore on Thursday, September 23 at 6:30 p.m., Michael Blanding will discuss his latest book, “North By Shakespeare: A Rogue Scholar’s Quest for the Truth Behind the Bard’s Work.”

Blanding’s book follows self-taught researcher Dennis McCarthy on his quest to prove that many of Shakespeare’s plays are based on earlier source plays written by courtier and translator Sir Thomas North.

Signed copies of this book are available at the Hickory Stick bookstore or on its website, hickorystickbookshop.com. To register, go to the Washington Library website at gunnlibrary.org/programs.

Sherman Chamber Ensemble: Summertime Sounds Classical Music Series

The Sherman Chamber Ensemble’s Summertime Sounds classical music series wraps up Labor Day weekend as they celebrate the old and the new on September 3 at St. Andrews Church, 1 No. Main Street, Kent and September 4 at Christ Church on Quaker Hill, 17 Church Road, Pawling, NY. Both concerts are at 7 p.m.

Old and New highlights current composers as well as favorites.

Works include Carlos Simon’s Piano Trio, Andrew Norman’s Light Screen Flute Quartet

and the Piano Quintet in F minor by Johannes Brahms.

Concerts will be held indoors and will follow CDC and State Covid guidelines for social distancing and rules for events and programs. Face masks are requested for all.

General admission to concerts is $25. Children 15 and under will enjoy free admission when accompanied by an adult purchasing a regular admission ticket. Tickets can be purchased at SCEmusic.org or by calling 860-355-5930. Tickets can also be purchased at the door subject to availability.

Also on Labor Day weekend, the Ensemble will indulge in Bluegrass. The annual free concerts are expanding this year with an additional performance in Washington.

Dates are Sept. 4 at 1 p.m. at Sherman Town Center (IGA Plaza); Sept. 5, 1 p.m., at Kent Barns; and Sept. 5, 5 p.m., at Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens, Washington.

These are outdoor concerts, so audience members are welcome to bring their own chairs, snacks and drinks or visit and support local vendors. Concerts will follow CDC and State of Connecticut COVID guidelines for social distancing and rules for events and programs. Face masks are requested for all.

The concerts are free. A suggested donation of $10 will help support the Ensemble’s ongoing programs. Advance ticketing is requested and can be obtained at SCEmusic.org or by calling 860-355-5930. Tickets can also be obtained at the door subject to availability.