The After School Arts Program in Washington, which serves northwestern Connecticut, will hold its 11th annual Celebration of Young Writers June 4 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Ten student, ranging in ages 6 to 17, have been selected to be featured at the event at The Gunnery, 22 Kirby Road, in town.

Hollywood actor Jonathan Del Arco, best known as Dr. Morarles in the cable hit TV series “Major Crimes” on TNT that he originated in the critically-acclaimed “The Closer,” will serve as host for the event.

For the past 20 years, Del Arco has been part of the television landscape with memorable appearances in countless television shows including “The Sopranos” and “The Wonder Years.”

He also appeared in major films but he earned cult (and action figure) status among Star Trek fans worldwide with his portrayal of the lovable Hugh Borg on “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”

Del Arco’s work extends beyond his acting career. In 2013, he was given HRC’s Visibility Award at their Gala for his activism and positive portrayal of the LGBT community in the media.

He has been the keynote speaker at diversity conferences and corporate pride events across the country sharing his stories of coming-out, being bullied and assimilating to America as a young immigrant.

He has worked for environmental causes, gay rights, state initiatives, anti-bullying campaigns, on four presidential races, and as a celebrity surrogate for President Obama in 2012.

For more information and tickets, visit or call 860-868-0740.