This July the Ridgefield Library\u00a0and Thrown Stone will present three engaging programs that highlight the themes of the\u00a0U.S. Premiere of\u00a0Milk\u00a0by\u00a0Ross Dunsmore, which opens July 14th for a limited engagement at the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance. For those who crave connection, camaraderie, or chocolate, there's something for everyone in these lively community events. On Sunday, July 16 at 4 p.m., Ridgefield\u00a0First Selectman\u00a0Rudy Marconi will interview the cast of Milk in a post-matinee panel on the theme of connection across generations.\u00a0 Attendees can enjoy free wine and snacks and chat with passionate professionals and volunteers from local organizations dedicated to connecting our community with the things we need to thrive. Attending the\u00a0July 16th matinee of\u00a0Milk\u00a0is recommended but not required. (Seniors get 10% off the July 16 show only, with coupon code:\u00a0CONNECTIONS). Chocolate will be the subject of a fun and interactive workshop led by Alissa Monteleone of\u00a0Simply Good Thinking on Tuesday, July 18 at 7 p.m.\u00a0 During this program Monteleone will discuss the health benefits of chocolate. Attendees will also create their own Chocolate Bark and learn how to make a deliciously nutritious chocolate raspberry tart (please note:\u00a0nuts are one of the ingredients in the tart and the chocolate bark). The tart features locally sourced cream generously supplied by the home deliverer of fresh and local products,\u00a0Hudson Milk. On Monday, July 24 at 7 p.m., Geoffrey Morris\u00a0of\u00a0Townvibe will conduct a Skype interview with Milk\u00a0playwright Ross Dunsmore as he answers your questions about the play, live from Scotland. This program is co-sponsored by the\u00a0Ridgefield Arts Council. Programs in the Milk Discussion Series are free and take place at the Ridgefield Library. To register please visit Ridgefieldlibrary.og or call 203-438-2282.