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Saturday November 5, 2016 -  Tuesday December 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Stairwell Gallery Exhibit - Melody Asbury's Fur and Feathers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sharon Morrissey   860-868-1804   gunnstaff@biblio.org
   

Melody Asbury’s Fur and Feathers Exhibit Opens

November 5 in Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell Gallery

Reception November 5 – 12 to 2pm

Renown animal artist Melody Asbury helps kick off the holiday season with a new collection of work in the Stairwell Gallery at Gunn Memorial Library in Washington, CT. The show will be on display from November 5 through December 20 including an opening reception for the artist on Saturday, November 5 from 12 to 2pm.

Growing up with an artist Mother, art was an important part of Melody’s Life. She started studying painting at the Ridgewood Art Institute while still in her teens. A fascination with people and their character prompted her to specialize in portraits.

Of late her art has dealt with an agricultural theme prompted by her and her son’s involvement with agricultural education at the Ellis Clark Regional Agri-Science and Technology program in Woodbury CT.  Melody says “The opportunity to study the animals up close, in fields and pens has been invaluable towards understanding anatomy and characteristics.”  She has expanded to painting birds of prey and other wildlife.  And, currently she has been accepted as a signature member of the prestigious international Society of Animal Artists.

Her paintings have won numerous awards through the years and are included in private collections throughout the United States and abroad.

Currently she paints from a studio in her home; she also gives workshops, demos, and teaches painting classes at her studio, and various other locations.

This exhibit may be viewed during library hours. For further information please call (860) 868-7586 or email gunndevelopment@biblio.org. The Gunn Memorial Library is located at 5 Wykeham Road at the juncture of Route 47 opposite the Green in Washington, CT.  For library hours and to learn more about Gunn’s programs and events visit gunnlibrary.org.

    Location: Wykeham Room
Monday December 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_twodancers 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Stretch, Strengthen & Tone with Jocelyn Leigh     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Join local fitness instructor Jocelyn Leigh for an introductory strength and conditioning class.  A total body workout will be offered for all ages and fitness levels. The class is designed to introduce the participants to concepts of a safe and effective workout as well as a total body stretch.  Come and see what it’s all about!   Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel.

    Location: Wykeham Room
Saturday December 17, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_wreath 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Holiday Craft     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

 

Stop by and make a holiday ornament.

 

Monday December 19, 2016 Go To Top
rec_yoga 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Yoga Basics with Anne Hungerford     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Yoga instructor Anne Hungerford, owner of ah Yoga and Wellness Center in New Preston  and  New Milford, leads a session of  Yoga   Basics. This is for you if you are brand new to yoga, returning after time away, or would like to review the fundamentals.  Suitable for beginners but all levels are welcome.  The class will include some discussion of yoga philosophy and history.  Basic classical yoga poses will be taught with an emphasis on correct alignment. Beginning breathing and meditation techniques are incorporated and time will be allocated for questions and answers as well. For more information visit ahyogacenter.com

    Location: Wykeham Room
Thursday December 29, 2016 Go To Top
ent_magic 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Scott Jameson Magic Show     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   
Scott will present a performance that features magic, juggling, and other less definable bits of entertainment. His training in gymnastics, dance, acting, and even microchip programming, has helped him to create performances that are uniquely his own.  Your whole family will laugh out loud and be perched on the edge of their seat.  Bring your holiday guests for this exciting and magical performance.
Thursday January 5, 2017 Go To Top
ent_note 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Wykeham Consort - Winter Moon     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

The acclaimed Wykeham Consort will offer an evening of music for this peaceful season of new life and light.  The concert, Winter Moon,  will feature lullabies and songs of the Sephardic Jews and Spanish Renaissance Carols highlighting the common core of musical expression, similar language and direct emotional content. Sephardic music was not composed to be performed in court, but was an expression of a culture and way of life. The songs were invented and sung primarily by women in the home, telling stories of everyday life.  The Spanish carols however were composed and have come down to us in songbooks from palace and church libraries. The members will provide commentary about their instruments (viola da gamba, recorders, percussion, guitar and voice) and the historic and cultural context of the music.

This event is generously sponsored by the Leroy Anderson Foundation. www.leroyandersonfoundation.org

For more information visit www.wykehamconsort.com

    Location: Wykeham Room
Saturday January 7, 2017 -  Saturday February 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Alicia Mordenti‚Äôs -Locally Grown-Exhibit Opens January 7 in Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell Gallery     Tell a Friend
    Contact:    860-868-7586   gunnstaff@biblio.org
   

Artist Alicia Mordenti starts Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell Gallery’s new year with a collection of her work. The show will be on display from January 7 through February 18.  This exhibit may be viewed during library hours.  Check the website:   www.gunnlibrary.org for library hours.

Alicia Mordenti lives and works in Washington Depot, CT.  She was trained as a ceramic artist. Her early work focused on functional pottery embellished with figurative drawing.

Currently, Alicia’s passion for art making has led her to oil and acrylic painting. Her paintings feature the natural world; flowers, birds, and the animals in her life. She is fascinated with the transient nature of light, the subtleties of shadow, and the effect of atmosphere on color.

For further information please call (860) 868-7586 or email gunndevelopment@biblio.org. The Gunn Memorial Library is located at 5 Wykeham Road at the juncture of Route 47 opposite the Green in Washington, CT.  For library hours and to learn more about Gunn’s programs and events visit gunnlibrary.org.

Thursday January 19, 2017 Go To Top
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Gunn Bridge     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Let us know if you would like to join us and bring a friend.  New members welcome. 

Gatherings are weekly Thursday's at 1pm thru March 30. 

    Location: Wykeham Room
Thursday January 26, 2017 Go To Top
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Gunn Bridge     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Let us know if you would like to join us and bring a friend.  New members welcome. 

Gatherings are weekly Thursday's at 1pm thru March 30.

    Location: Wykeham Room
Thursday February 2, 2017 Go To Top
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Gunn Bridge     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Let us know if you would like to join us and bring a friend.  New members welcome. 

Gatherings are weekly Thursday's at 1pm thru March 30.

    Location: Wykeham Room
Thursday February 9, 2017 Go To Top
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Gunn Bridge     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Let us know if you would like to join us and bring a friend.  New members welcome. 

Gatherings are weekly Thursday's at 1pm thru March 30.

    Location: Wykeham Room
Tuesday February 14, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_heart1 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Voices of Poetry - Words of Love     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Join us for an evening of fine poetry in celebration of Valentine’s Day featuring readings by four celebrated literary figures.

Terence Degnan - poetry editor of Sock Monkey Press in Brooklyn

Tony Howarth -  playwright, poet, director, and teacher

Michael Klein - award winning poet & memoirist

Davyne Verstanding - Poet Laureate of Washington, CT

    Location: Wykeham Room
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Thursday February 16, 2017 Go To Top
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Gunn Bridge     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Let us know if you would like to join us and bring a friend.  New members welcome. 

Gatherings are weekly Thursday's at 1pm thru March 30.

    Location: Wykeham Room
Thursday February 23, 2017 Go To Top
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Gunn Bridge     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Let us know if you would like to join us and bring a friend.  New members welcome. 

Gatherings are weekly Thursday's at 1pm thru March 30.

    Location: Wykeham Room
Thursday March 2, 2017 Go To Top
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Gunn Bridge     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Let us know if you would like to join us and bring a friend.  New members welcome. 

Gatherings are weekly Thursday's at 1pm thru March 30.

    Location: Wykeham Room
Thursday March 9, 2017 Go To Top
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Gunn Bridge     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Let us know if you would like to join us and bring a friend.  New members welcome. 

Gatherings are weekly Thursday's at 1pm thru March 30.

    Location: Wykeham Room
Thursday March 16, 2017 Go To Top
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Gunn Bridge     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Let us know if you would like to join us and bring a friend.  New members welcome. 

Gatherings are weekly Thursday's at 1pm thru March 30.

    Location: Wykeham Room
Thursday March 23, 2017 Go To Top
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Gunn Bridge     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Let us know if you would like to join us and bring a friend.  New members welcome. 

Gatherings are weekly Thursday's at 1pm thru March 30.

    Location: Wykeham Room
Thursday March 30, 2017 Go To Top
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Gunn Bridge     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Let us know if you would like to join us and bring a friend.  New members welcome. 

Gatherings are weekly Thursday's at 1pm thru March 30.

    Location: Wykeham Room
Friday October 27, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_ghost 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM 10th Annual Washington Green Cemetery Tour     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephen Bartkus    860-868-7756   info@gunnhistoricalmuseum.org
   

10th Annual Washington Green Cemetery Tour                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Friday, October 27, 2017, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Groups of visitors will meet at the Museum and be led by Tour Guides dressed in vintage attire along a path of 1,000 luminaries through the Cemetery to meet some of Washington's unforgettable residents from the past. Unique, memorable and familiar citizens from the last century will be brought to life by costumed actors who will tell stories of their life; some amusing, some sad, some tragic — even horrific!

Cemetery Tour attendees should come to the Gunn Historical Museum and form a line to get numbered tickets for the tours, handed out on a first-come first-serve basis, starting at 6:15 p.m. on Oct. 27, and continuing through the evening until the tickets run out. Tours of the Cemetery depart from the Gunn Museum in groups of eighteen people every eight minutes between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. and last approximately one hour. Unfortunately tickets can not be reserved and specific times can't be requested. While there is no fee to attend the Cemetery Tour, donations are greatly appreciated.

A Halloween themed movie will be shown in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Library where attendees can wait inside for their tour group to depart. Visitors are encouraged to bring a flashlight, dress warmly, and wear comfortable walking shoes. The Gunn Museum is located at 5 Wykeham Road, at the intersection of Wykeham Road and Route 47, in Washington, Connecticut. Parking at the Gunn is limited, please carpool and use nearby lots and side streets.

The rain date for the Cemetery Tour is Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

    Location: Gunn Historical Museum
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