The Colebrook Historical Society will celebrate
the start of the summer season
with a community reception on Sunday, June 28th from 2pm to
Openings exhibits will be...
QUILTS THROUGH TIME and LINCOLN’S TIMELINE – The
course of American history during Lincoln’s lifetime. Refreshments will be
served. ALL ARE WELCOME!
Day will be celebrated in Colebrook on July 25th when
friends and family members gather to celebrate and honor their ancestor,
Captain Samuel Rockwell who was one of the town founders. The Colebrook
Historical Society is hosting a reception at 2pm with a presentation of
recent historical studies presented at 3pm by town historian Robert Grigg
and Professor William McNeill. The eleven annual Rockwell Concert will be
presented at the Colebrook Congregation Church at 4PM by Karen Rockwell, 4th
granddaughter of Samuel Rockwell. The community is welcome to attend these
Summer Courses at the
Rock school will once again be a learning center in Colebrook this
summer. Residents of the Colebrook area are ready to share their
expertise - all they need are students in the seats. Classes are open to
kids of all ages. Come on your own or bring the entire family for a fun
and educational experience in a truly historic setting.
WRITE YOUR OWN STORY – taught by Megan McTavish
Saturday - July 18 &
25 – 10 AM – 12 PM
A workshop covering basic elements of creative writing. Learn to tell
that story you’ve been wanting to tell – and then put it to paper. Bring
your laptop, (only don’t expect to plug it in!) or just a notepad and
Megan McTavish has written daytime drama for twenty-four years. She has
been head writer of All My Children, General Hospital, One Life to
Live, and Guiding Light. She is a recipient of four Emmy Awards and
two Writers’ Guild Awards. SIGN UP at
YOUR OWN NEEDLE – taught by Penny Ziarnik
Monday – August 10 &
17 – 1 PM-2:30 PM
Penny will present a hands-on demonstration of the historic art of
spinning yarn – and teach you how to knit that yarn into something warm
and wonderful. Bring your own needles, yarn, and pattern – and Penny will
get you started on your project.
Penny Ziarnik grew up in Pleasant Valley; she and her husband Mark have
lived in Hartland since 1987. Admittedly obsessed with spinning and
knitting, Penny also loves to read, travel and cook. She is school
librarian and technology coordinator at Hartland Elementary School.
sign up at:
YOUR OWN MUSIC – taught by Ken Andresen
Mondays – July 6, 13,
20 – August 3& 10 – 4 PM-4:30 PM
Learn to play the soprano recorder in five fun ½
hour sessions. Bring your own, or let Ken know asap –
Kandresen@aol.com - and he will provide one at
$8.00 each. Bring a standard 3 ring notebook or a 9x12 Folder. Ken will
provide the music. Minimum of five students required – reserve your space
now. SUCCESS GUARANTEED!
Ken Andresen has taught recorder workshops from coast to coast. He was
founder and director of The Recorder Orchestra of New York, the
first of its kind in the USA, and has since formed another recorder
orchestra in CT. Ken is the creator and publisher of Polyphonic
Publications, recorder ensemble editions distributed worldwide. He
performs extensively throughout the Northeast, including at Tanglewood and
SPECIAL GALA – AUGUST 9 – 4 - 6 P.M.
Bruce Weinstein and
Authors of The
Ultimate Cook Book Series
Bruce and Mark will share their secrets on the art of grilling pizza – and
they’ll share the pizza as well! Wine will be offered.
Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarborough have created easy, inventive,
delicious recipes for everything from ice cream to shrimp to potatoes to
chocolate cookies. Their first hard-cover, Cooking For Two, hit
store shelves in February, 2004. They have also written Grilling
Essentials, and have ghost-written The Stonewall Kitchen Cookbook
and Dr. Phil’s Weight Loss Solution Cookbook. The compendium volume
of their “ultimate” cook book series, The Ultimate Cook Book: 900 New
Recipes, Thousands of Ideas, a main selection of the Book of the Month
Club, is the flagship of their best-selling series. It will be available
for purchase at the gala.
Friday Evening Gatherings
Friday, July 10th – 7pm
THE ART OF SERIAL STORY TELLING
Looking Back & Looking Forward
Head writer for day time television dramas including
All my Children; Breeder of Bernese Mountain Dogs.
Friday, August 14th – 7pm
THE BIRTH OF JAZZ/THE BIRTH OF FILM
Traditional & big band jazz musician
International performer, publisher and clinician
Friday, September 18th – 7pm
THREE YEARS ON ICE IN THE ANTARCTIC
Dr. Rita Mathews
Research scientist & photographer traveling extensively
both in polar and tropical regions; recipient of numerous honors.
Friday, October 9th
A PHOTOGRAPHER’S LIFE
Worked world wide as a freelance photographer with pictures on
the covers of over 300 magazines & books; now writing fiction.