Weekly Newsletter - July 29, 2020
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Dear Map Friends,

Hello! Good morning!
I am so pleased to say the NW CT maps got to my warehouse last evening.  Madonna and I ( in masks) will begin delivery today, and we will continue daily until done. It will take a few days at least.
Please email or call/text my cell if you have specific directions about delivery 413-441-1702.  Our service rep for Berkshire Brochure Display, Becky and Richard will also have the new maps. 
My sincere thank you to all that participated!  It is a good map and shows our villages and what is open.  We do have visitors and will for the summer/fall.

Good health to all and stay well! See you very soon!  Best wishes! Mary
Mary T. Hart, owner
Office 413-298-3999
Five Senses reimagined
In 1962 the Beach Boys invited listeners to “Come on safari with me.” This weekend, Pilobolus, an international movement and entertainment company headquartered in Washington CT, welcomes visitors to join in a different kind of safari, one that engages all the senses on car tours that it promises will be “slow-motion roller coasters of emotions for all ages.”
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the dance troupe has reimagined its Five Senses Festival, converting it to a car caravan that allows the audience to view performances by dancers and musicians as well as art installations from the safety of their cars.
The festival will be held for three days only this year, Friday through Sunday, July 31st - August 2nd, from 10:30AM to 2:30PM at Spring Hill Vineyards, 292 Bee Brook Road, New Preston (rain dates August 7th-9th). Admission is $50 per car load. There is limited availability and pre-registration is required. Timed tickets with staggered start times will be sold with up to six cars proceeding along the course to each performance station before the next group enters.

Helmut Newton: The Bad & The Beautiful
Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Isabella Rossellini, Catherine Deneuve
Director: Gero von Boehm
Helmut Newton was one of the masters of image making and a trailblazing art and fashion photographer whose reputation endures today, even after his death in 2006 after a car crash.
The film tracks the artist’s life through five decades, from his beginnings in Berlin to New York, Paris, Monte Carlo and Rome, and features rare home videos, behind-the-scenes archival footage, and countless photographs.
Even though many summer camps are closed this year, curious young minds still have an opportunity to learn about and experience nature. Audubon is offering five weeks of Virtual Summer Camp, from July 21 through August 20. Discover the fascinating world of everything from birds to butterflies to beavers in this engaging online program, led and designed by expert Audubon educators. Details for this exciting program include:
  • Ages: For children in kindergarten through sixth grade
  • Schedule: Three 90-minute sessions per week (from 10 - 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)
  • Flexible Options: Register by the week or for individual specific days
  • Fees: $40 per week or $15 per session
  • Technology Requirements: Mac, Windows PC, or a mobile device with a webcam, stable internet connection, and access to Zoom video conferencing
The Library Is Open by Appointment

Salisbury Farmers Market
10:00 -1:00
Starting now: Book sale every week by the Friends of the Library
Lots of vegetables at the market. Fresh baked bread, hand made organic health and beauty aids, stellar cut flowers, real tasty heirloom beef, pork, maple syrup and more.
Get some of the amazing mostly organic health and beauty aids from FranknNance.

New to the market:
Heidi Martin's jewelry with beautiful stones and designs
Karen Bernartz's Nutmeg Soap Works with soaps and soy based candles will be back next week
FOL Book Sale
Daniel Bloch Pottery

We want you and our dedicated vendors to be safe. So please stick to all the “rules” we’ve gotten used to–
  • Wash or sanitize your hands before coming to the market
  • Please only one person at a stand at once
  • If you are with family or friends wander somewhere on the lawn while one person is making a purchase
  • Please approach the stand from the front only
  • Please keep your distance from our vendors
  • Do not handle products
  • Consider wearing a mask

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==Worship at Trinity==
Our main Sunday service begins at 10:25 AM via our Facebook page , and will do so for the foreseeable future -- very likely through year-end. (Look in the "Videos" section.)
We also currently offer a small outdoors in-person service, weather permitting. The service begins at 9 AM Sunday mornings. Social distancing and masks are required for all attending.  Pastor Heidi will assign reader roles for the outdoor service as participants arrive. Trinity will provide cleaned chairs, or bring your own.  
 Spiritual Communion at both services.
The list grows longer of golf tournament fundraisers that have decided to give it a try this year. But they will not look the same as they did way back in 2019.
Courses are scrambling to find ways to keep these gatherings safe without , well, gathering. The good news is that once golfers are out on the course and playing they can easily distance from one another. The bad news is there are bottlenecks during the process when golfers tend to bunch up, like during registration, buying raffle tickets, waiting for tee assignments, lunch, awards and raffle drawings and dinner.
But golf courses are coming up with solutions to these challenges. At Undermountain Golf Course, for example, registration and payment will be done on-line in advance of tournament day, the raffle will be restricted to a 50/50 rather than a prolonged drawing and dinner is likely to be "to go". Participants will be limited to 72 golfers for a two-flight tournament.
Over at Fair View Farm in Harwinton, one of their upcoming tournaments will have an on line silent auction and raffle, dinner will be replaced by a gift certificate for a free round of golf and registration will be limited to 100 golfers.
At Undermountain, rather than waiting in a group for tee assignments, foursomes will be given their starting hole, and they will go straight to their tee - no hanging around the club house, and lunch will be a boxed meal at the turn.
Masks and distancing are always in order, but of course, all of these best-laid plans are subject to change.
Here is the latest batch of tournaments to weigh in:
Torrington Little League Golf Tournament, Aug. 14th,  Fairview Farm Golf Course
Sheffield Fire Co. Golf Tournament, Aug. 14, Copake Country Club
Fore Autism Charity Golf Tournament, Aug. 21st, Fairview Farm
Fore The Children Golf Tournament, Aug. 31st, Torrington Country Club
High Watch Golf Tournament, Sept. 21st, Club at River Oaks
Hearts of the Fathers Golf Tournament, Oct. 8th, Copake C. C.
John Foley Lone Oak Challenge Golf Tournament Canceled for 2020
Co ARC Opportunitees Golf Tournament, Sep. 24, Copake C.C.  FULL
BLN 20th Annual Golf Tournament, Sept. 14th, Torrington C.C.
Sharon Fire Co. Golf Tournament, Sept. 15th, Sharon Country Club
Torrington PAL Golf Tournament, Sept. 28th, Torrington C.C.
Again, everything these days is subject to change, so check http://sportingacause.com/ for updates.
The Salisbury Rotary Club’s 7/21 ZOOM meeting featured guest speaker Rick Lawrence of the Manchester (CT) Rotary Club. Rick chairs District 7890’s annual water & sanitation projects in Guatemala, an on-going effort over recent years and one that has been supported financially in the past by the Salisbury Club. In describing current efforts in certain villages, he stressed the importance of Rotary Internationals global efforts to emphasize sponsoring such projects given that 30K die daily throughout the world due unsanitary water -related issues. These Rotary projects improve the health, lifestyle and nutrition of so many. FMI: https://rotarydistrict7890.org/SitePage/water-sanitation-projects
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