Workshop with Ridgefield Poet Laureate Ira Joe Fisher at Ridgefield Library

Ridgefield Library 472 Main Street, Ridgefield

Poet Laureate Ira Joe Fisher, is holding a workshop twice a month on first and third Sundays, 1:30 to 3:30. Please register for either Group A (first Sunday) or Group B (third Sunday), but not both. Each poet should arrive with one poem in hand for that day. It will be read and discussed with urged revision (if necessary). The atmosphere is gentle, tactful, encouraging and inspiring. You will leave with ideas and a good, creative feeling. For more information

Summer on the Farm at the Yellow Farmhouse: Ages 5-10

Yellow Farmhouse 389 N. Main Street, Stonington

 July 9 - August 29, 2024 Our Summer on the Farm program brings children ages 5-10 to Stone Acres Farm where Yellow Farmhouse educators help them pick, taste, and cook fresh produce.Over the course of eight summer weeks, we visit the laying hens, measure the temperature of the compost piles, inspect milkweed for monarch caterpillars, dissect flowers to see how their parts are designed, harvest and compare seeds, and much much more.Each week includes a cooking/tasting activity, utilizing farm-fresh ingredients and engaging recipes For more information

$35

Blackout Poetry Workshop with This Art Sux at Black Rock Books

Black Rock Books 3030 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport

Blackout Poetry is a type of found poetry in which an artist uses a pre-existing text to create something entirely new. Blackout Poems vary greatly in length, tone, and content. This discipline is great for those who love word puzzles! In this workshop led by Paul Orsino, participants will receive an introduction to the process of creating blackout poetry and create their own poems. All materials provided. Paul Orsino is a Blackout Poet, Artist, and Writer from Fairfield, CT. His creative journey was born out of introspection and mindfulness. Branding his work as This Art Sux, he lives by the philosophy that creativity is essential to happiness, no matter how good or bad the end result is.   For more information

$20

Teacher Summer Camp at Kellogg Environmental Center: Derby

Osborne Homestead Museum and Kellogg Estate gardens 500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby

Summer workshop days for elementary and middle school teachers that provide experiences for teachers through exploration of forests, shorelines and more. Lesson plans, resources and materials are provided to allow you to recharge and spark ideas for next year. The camp is free, and you are welcome to bring your children with you or adults that may be visiting or co-teaching to experience the fun. Contact susan.quincy@ct.gov for additional information. Snacks and beverage will be provided. First session takes place at the Kellogg Center in Derby with a visit to a woodlot near-by. Additional days will take place in Portland, CT and New London, CT. Teacher Camp is held on July 10, 17, and 24. All days are from 9:00 am-1:00 pm. For more information  

Children’s Summer on Stage: Sleeping Beauty: Session One at The Garde

Garde Arts Center 325 State Street, New London

July 15 – July 20 Summer on Stage is an unforgettable week-long summer theater experience at the Garde Arts Center with the Missoula Children’s Theatre! Up to 60 students will rehearse for the whole week and attend a variety of workshops, then put on two performances of an original musical with the Missoula Children’s Theater, the nation’s largest touring children’s theater.  Participants will learn about many facets of theater giving them skills in presentation, confidence, self-expression and knowledge of related technical elements such as stage make-up, sound, and lighting. Register Now Camp: Monday-Friday 9am to 3:30pm Drop Off 8:45-9am / Pick Up 3:30pm Performances: Friday @ 7:00pm & Saturday @ 11:00am Session 1: July 15 – July 20         Sleeping Beauty Session 2: July 22 – July 27        The Wizard of Oz Session 3: July 29 – Aug 3          The Pied Piper   For more information

$385

Paper-Making Workshop at the James L. Goodwin Conservation Center: Hampton

Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center and Museum 23 Potter Rd, Hampton

Interested in papermaking? Visit the James L. Goodwin Conservation Center for a workshop on the wonders of papermaking. The program will go over the steps, tools and materials needed, as well as tips and tricks to make one’s paper unique. This easy and relatively cheap activity can become fun for oneself-or the whole family! All are welcome – Adults and families. Email deep.goodwin@ct.gov to register, or if you have any questions.  For more information