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Today is August 25, 2016

Thomaston, CT 06787

Friday, August 26th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to celebrate dogs for all they do in our lives, the joy they bring us while loving us unconditionally. For more information on celebrating our furry friends checkout the website http://www.nationaldogday.com.
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - Women's Equality Day is a day proclaimed each year by the United States President to commemorate the granting of the right for women vote throughout the country. Women in the United States were granted the right to vote on August 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified as law.
     
           

Monday, August 29th, 2016

  • | 7:30pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, concert, music, classical, community, meeting, chorus, choral, CT Choral Society
    - Connecticut Choral Society Announces an Open “Summer Sing” and Auditions for Prospective Members

    The Connecticut Choral Society (CCS) is launching its 2016-2017 season with an informal community Summer Sing of Carl Orff’s masterpiece Carmina Burana, followed by a reception with light refreshments. Cost is $10 for singers (includes use of the music) and is free for non-singers.

    Carmina Burana will be conducted by CCS Artistic and Music Director Eric Dale Knapp. He will also give a preview CCS’s 2016-2017 season.

    The Summer Sing is open both to singers (high school and older), and to non-singing music-lovers who would like to listen as audience members. This is an opportunity to learn the background of Orff’s capstone piece, to sing the choral sections, and to experience the rehearsal techniques of a high-caliber choral ensemble. Current CCS singers are looking forward to “tuning up their voices” at the Summer Sing and to meeting prospective new members.

    An appointment to audition for the Choral Society can be arranged before the Summer Sing or in September. Singers are needed for all voice parts, particularly tenors and basses.

    The Connecticut Choral Society, a 75-voice auditioned chorus, sings a broad repertoire of classical and contemporary music. Musical plans for 2016-2017 include Candlelight and Carols concerts (December 9, 10, and 11), Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (April 22, with the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra), and two spring concerts (The Poet’s Quill) on May 21st and May 22nd.

    For the month of September, CCS will rehearse Monday nights (7:30 – 9:30) at Valley Presbyterian Church (Brookfield), with all subsequent rehearsals at South Britain Congregational Church in Southbury. For more information or to schedule an audition, contact the Connecticut Choral Society at 888-927-2933 or visit the website at http://www.ctchoralsociety.com.
    Valley Presbyterian Church
    21 W. Whisconier Road Brookfield CT 06804
    Connecticut Choral Society 888.927.2933 info@ctchoralsociety.com
  • | 7:30pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, concert, music, classical, community, meeting, chorus, choral, CT Choral Society
    - Connecticut Choral Society Announces a Community “Summer Sing” and Auditions for Prospective Members

    The Connecticut Choral Society (CCS) is launching its 2016-2017 season with an informal community Summer Sing of Carl Orff’s masterpiece CarminaBurana, followed by a reception with light refreshments. Cost is $10 for singers (includes use of the music) and is free for non-singers.

    Carmina Burana will be conducted by CCS Artistic and Music Director Eric Dale Knapp. He will also give a preview CCS’s 2016-2017 season.

    The Summer Sing is open both to singers (high school and older), and to non-singing music-lovers who would like to listen as audience members. This is an opportunity to learn the background of Orff’s capstone piece, to sing the choral sections, and to experience the rehearsal techniques of a high-caliber choral ensemble. Current CCS singers are looking forward to “tuning up their voices” at the Summer Sing and to meeting prospective new members.

    An appointment to audition for the Choral Society can be arranged before the Summer Sing or in September. Singers are needed for all voice parts, particularly tenors and basses.

    The Connecticut Choral Society, a 75-voice auditioned chorus, sings a broad repertoire of classical and contemporary music. Musical plans for 2016-2017 include Candlelight and Carols concerts (December 9, 10, and 11), Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (April 22, with the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra), and two spring concerts (The Poet’s Quill) on May 21st and May 22nd.

    For the month of September, CCS will rehearse Monday nights (7:30 – 9:30) at Valley Presbyterian Church (Brookfield), with all subsequent rehearsals at South Britain Congregational Church in Southbury. For more information or to schedule an audition, contact the Connecticut Choral Society at 888-927-2933 or visit the website at http://www.ctchoralsociety.com.
     
           
    Connecticut Choral Society 888.927.2933 info@ctchoralsociety.com

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Cats are America's favorite pet! Outnumbering dogs as domestic companions by more than 13 million. Happy Cat Month celebrates the joys of cat ownership. Time to show some love! For information visit http://www.catalystcouncil.org
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 5:03AM, EDT.
     
           

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Located in Denver Colorado, the Rocky Mountain region holds one of the largest free outdoor festivals. This four day festival is filled with food, fun, and endless entertainment. Featuring 50 Colorado-area restaurants, musical entertainment on six outdoor stages, gourmet cooking demonstrations, over 280 arts and crafts vendors, children's music and activities. A little something for everyone! Annually, this festival is held Friday through Monday of Labor Day Weekend. For additional details check out http://www.atasteofcolorado.com.
     
           

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Located in Denver Colorado, the Rocky Mountain region holds one of the largest free outdoor festivals. This four day festival is filled with food, fun, and endless entertainment. Featuring 50 Colorado-area restaurants, musical entertainment on six outdoor stages, gourmet cooking demonstrations, over 280 arts and crafts vendors, children's music and activities. A little something for everyone! Annually, this festival is held Friday through Monday of Labor Day Weekend. For additional details check out http://www.atasteofcolorado.com.
     
           

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Located in Denver Colorado, the Rocky Mountain region holds one of the largest free outdoor festivals. This four day festival is filled with food, fun, and endless entertainment. Featuring 50 Colorado-area restaurants, musical entertainment on six outdoor stages, gourmet cooking demonstrations, over 280 arts and crafts vendors, children's music and activities. A little something for everyone! Annually, this festival is held Friday through Monday of Labor Day Weekend. For additional details check out http://www.atasteofcolorado.com.
     
           

Monday, September 5th, 2016

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Labor Day is always celebrated on the first Monday in September. Labor Day is a day to recognize the contributions of American workers of all industries to the U.S. economy. To many, Labor Day marks the end of the summer season, even as Memorial Day marks its beginning.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to promote the positive parts of procrastination.

    In today’s busy lifestyle’s, there are pressures put on us to be here and be there at certain times and we are always watching the clock.

    Today, just take a moment to slow down for a little bit & enjoy the scenery.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - For the month of September, focus on the positive aspects of growing older by celebrating Healthy Aging Month! This national health promotion is designed to broaden awareness of positive aspects of aging and to provide inspiration for adults, ages 50+, to improve their physical, mental, social and financial health. The campaign is developed and produced by Educational Television Network, Inc (ETNET), a non-profit corporation based in Pennsylvania. For further information check out the website at http://www.healthyaging.net.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Located in Denver Colorado, the Rocky Mountain region holds one of the largest free outdoor festivals. This four day festival is filled with food, fun, and endless entertainment. Featuring 50 Colorado-area restaurants, musical entertainment on six outdoor stages, gourmet cooking demonstrations, over 280 arts and crafts vendors, children's music and activities. A little something for everyone! Annually, this festival is held Friday through Monday of Labor Day Weekend. For additional details check out http://www.atasteofcolorado.com.
     
           

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Patriot Day falls on 11th September (also commonly known as ‘Nine-Eleven’) and is remembered globally as the anniversary of the catastrophic terrorist attacks on the USA of 11th September 2001.

    Embedded in the memories of everyone who lived through it, this was the day four jet planes were hijacked and crashed into the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, causing the deaths of 2,977 people. The fourth plane (United Airlines Flight 93) was directed at Washington DC, but its passengers bravely attempted to take back control and it crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

    The large majority of those lost after the attacks on the Twin Towers were working at or above the points of collision; thousands of people who had gone to work that morning like every other day, found themselves suddenly stranded at the top of a burning skyscraper. A number made the choice to jump from the flaming buildings rather than wait to be caught by the flames or for the building to collapse. No one could forget the terrifying and heartbreaking stories and images captured by the news footage of the day.

    In the wake of the World Trade Center collisions, many brave men and women from the emergency services risked their lives to try to help rescue victims of the attacks, and of them 411 lost their own lives attempting to fight fires and rescue people.

    Patriot Day is recognized by US law as the official day of remembrance for these tragic events, and has been observed every year since. Each year on this day, American flags are flown at half-staff to honour and commemorate those lives lost. The US President asks fellow Americans to observe a moment of silence at 8.46am (Eastern Daylight Time), the time of the first plane collision into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

    While the events took place within the USA, the shock and grief experienced in response to the attacks was shared across the globe, and for this reason Patriot Day will be observed not only in America, but all over the world
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Sept 11-17. This week provides an opportunity for residents, families, staff, volunteers and the community to share with our residents a variety of events and activities that show them how much we care for them. For information, visit http://www.ncal.org or http://www.nalw.org
     
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - To give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children's children and become aware of the guidance older people can offer.
     
           

Monday, September 12th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - For the month of September, focus on the positive aspects of growing older by celebrating Healthy Aging Month! This national health promotion is designed to broaden awareness of positive aspects of aging and to provide inspiration for adults, ages 50+, to improve their physical, mental, social and financial health. The campaign is developed and produced by Educational Television Network, Inc (ETNET), a non-profit corporation based in Pennsylvania. For further information check out the website at http://www.healthyaging.net.
     
           

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Friday, September 16th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - The full moon nearest the autumnal equinox, extending the hours of light into the evening helping the farmer with the long day's work.
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - Mayflower Day celebrates the date the Mayflower sailed from Plymouth, England to America. On September 16, 1620, 102 men, women, and children set sail from Plymouth, England. Their destination was the New World, where they could have religious freedom, and continue using their native language, culture, and customs.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is annually the third Friday of September each year. Many Americans take the time to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA), as well as their families.
     
           

Monday, September 19th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - For the month of September, focus on the positive aspects of growing older by celebrating Healthy Aging Month! This national health promotion is designed to broaden awareness of positive aspects of aging and to provide inspiration for adults, ages 50+, to improve their physical, mental, social and financial health. The campaign is developed and produced by Educational Television Network, Inc (ETNET), a non-profit corporation based in Pennsylvania. For further information check out the website at http://www.healthyaging.net.
     
           

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - In the Northern Hemisphere, autumn begins today with the autumnal equinox, at 4:21 AM EDT. Note that in the Southern Hemisphere today is the beginning of spring. Everywhere on Earth (except near the poles) the sun rises due east and sets due west and daylight length is nearly identical - about 12 hours and 8 minutes.
     
           
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