Easton Arts Council Presents Youth Painting & Framing Workshop

March is Youth Art Month and in preparation for this Celebration, the Easton Arts Council is again presenting The Annual Youth Framing Workshop and Art Show.

The Framing Workshop will take place on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon in the community room of the library. Canvas Continue reading “Easton Arts Council Presents Youth Painting & Framing Workshop”

Library Talk and Screening with Son of Two Hollywood Film Legends Rescheduled

Peter McCrea, son of Hollywood film legends Joel McCrea and Frances Dee, will speak again at the Community Room of the Easton Public Library on Thursday, March 17 at 7 p.m. The talk was originally scheduled for January 11.

Each year since 2016, McCrea has treated us with colorful Continue reading “Library Talk and Screening with Son of Two Hollywood Film Legends Rescheduled”

Easton Arts Council To Host Celebration of the Arts Member Show

The Easton Arts Council will again host its annual Celebration for the Arts Member Show from January 10 to February 29 in the Easton Public Library community room. Artists, Artisans and Photographers of all levels are welcome to submit one work.
Artists should submit one piece and Continue reading “Easton Arts Council To Host Celebration of the Arts Member Show”

Live Photo Reception Attracts Appreciative Audience

The Easton Arts Council resumed its in-person photography reception this year after canceling it last year during the height of the Covid pandemic. The council honors and awards the contest winners at the annual show, which highlights Easton’s natural beauty with a general category Continue reading “Live Photo Reception Attracts Appreciative Audience”

EVENT CANCELED: Easton Community Center Hosts Breakfast With Santa

EDITORS’ NOTE: The following message was sent by the ECC about this weekend’s events:

Ho ho ho! Santa Claus will be making an early debut in Easton on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Easton Community Center, 364 Sport Hill Rd.

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‘Jonah and the Whale’ Children’s Performance at UU Westport and ZOOM

The Children’s Choir of the Unitarian Universalist congregation in Westport is pleased to offer its adaptation of Pote and McCann’s musical about Jonah and the Whale, on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m.

The program will be the main part of the Sunday worship service, replacing the minister’s Continue reading “‘Jonah and the Whale’ Children’s Performance at UU Westport and ZOOM”

Red Maple Outside My Window

There’s a red maple outside my window 

And today it is my friend. 

I think it’s part of the eternal plan: sustenance 

Providing what I need 

On this gray afternoon 

Approaching winter 

Its star-like leaves point in all directions 

Filling the space around slender dark Continue reading “Red Maple Outside My Window”

Column: Connections and Cycles — A Visit to Rhinebeck N.Y.

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While some seek sleek lines, bright lights, and austerity, Dave and I love the warmth of well-worn wood, a fireplace tarred with the soot of centuries, a bar bearing the imprint of innumerable elbows and pints, and the welcome of a friendly barkeep. With his deep-set eyes and hollow Continue reading “Column: Connections and Cycles — A Visit to Rhinebeck N.Y.”

Local Resident Stars in WCSU’s ‘Noises Off’

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Western Connecticut State University’s Department of Theatre Arts presents “Noises Off,” a Mainstage Theatre Play, Dec. 3-5 at its Visual and Performing Arts Center at 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Tickets for this comedy about theatre can be purchased in advance at wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com.

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Beauty and the Beast: Beyond the Mask

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Rehearsing for a play while wearing masks — This is the next level of hard work and commitment Erin Pinsky, the producer of Beauty and the Beast, wanted to make clear: “The mask doesn’t define you.’’

There is so much more to wearing a mask than just being difficult. The mask is Continue reading “Beauty and the Beast: Beyond the Mask”

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