Norfolk Artists & Friends Host Norfolk August Arts Weekend

08/07/2013 to 08/09/2015

Rte.44/272, Norfolk, CT 06058. Phone: 860-542-3000.

NORFOLK ARTISTS & FRIENDS is Sponsored by the NORFOLK CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL Yale School of Music & Art
on the Battell Stoeckel Estate in Norfolk. Norfolk August Arts Weekend Norfolk Artists & Friends will have its Seventh Annual August Arts Weekend on August 7 - 8 - 9. The public is invited to join us for the Friday night opening reception from 5 - 7:30 PM, on Saturday from 12 - 5PM and on Sunday from 11 - 4PM. The Exhibition is held on the beautiful Battell Stoeckel Estate in the Battell Stoeckel Gallery (the Art Barn) in Norfolk, CT. Follow the signs for location and parking. This year 20 artists will be represented in a variety of mediums: painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, mixed media, print mediums, and fine jewelry.

Audubon Sharon - Summer Nature Programs for Kids

06/22/2015 to 08/21/2015

Rte. 4, Sharon, CT Phone: 860-364-0520 ext. 105 .

Audubon Sharon will be offering Summer Nature Programs for kids entering kindergarten to sixth grade at the Sharon Audubon Center on Route 4 in Sharon, CT. The week long day-camps running June 22 through August 21 are an energetic and enjoyable opportunity for kids to begin their journey through nature. Children as young as three years old can participate in a “Mommy & Me” type camp with a parent or guardian during the Early Childhood Discovery Week. Each themed week of camp is packed with new and exciting experiences that are equal parts educational and just pure fun. What a better way to learn about our local ecosystems and wonderful wildlife than an entire week of nature camp! Limited opportunities for camp scholarships are available for those in need of financial assistance. Spaces fill on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or for registration forms please call Wendy Miller at 860-364-0520 ext. 105 or visit our website; www.sharon.audubon.org.

Danbury Farmer's Market - 6th Season at Kennedy Park

06/26/2015 to 10/30/2015

Main & Elm Streets, Danbury, CT Phone: (203) 792 1711.

On Friday at Kennedy Park CLAMS, HEIRLOOMS & MORE!








The Danbury Farmers' Market opens on Friday, June 26th at Kennedy Park (Main & Elm Streets). The Market, with its focus on Connecticut Grown produce - clams, heirlooms and more - will be open every Friday, 11:00am to 5:00pm, through October 30th. Debit and credit cards are accepted.  Danbury Farmers' Market, featuring Connecticut Grown produce, entertainment, and an extensive nutrition-in-action program. Fridays, June 26 to October 30 , 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kennedy Park, Elm Street at Main. (203) 792 1711, citycenterdanbury.com

Sharon Historical Society Children's Summer Program: Discovery Days

07/09/2015 to 08/20/2015

18 Main St., Sharon, CT 06069. Phone: 860-364-5688.

The Sharon Historical Society is excited to announce our new summer program for children called Discovery Days to be held on 4 Thursdays in July and August. Every Discovery Day starts with an investigation of objects in the Museum. Inspired by what we find there, we’ll delve deeper with a creative response. Each day will combine creative time with active time and will include games, crafts and a snack. 4 different classes will be offered during July and August and will be taught by museum professionals and assisted by student interns and guest speakers. The intended age group is children entering Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Reservations required for each session. Space is limited. The cost per session is $15 for members/ $20 for non-members or reserve all 4 sessions for just $50 for members/ $70 non-members. Dates are July 9th (Portraits), July 23rd (Colonial Times), August 6th (Iron Heritage) and August 20th (Town Green).  All sessions will run from 10:00AM-12:00PM. Call to register.

Sherman Playhouse Presents Arsenic and Old Lace

07/10/2015 to 08/02/2015

Route 37/39, Sherman, CT 06784. Phone: 860-354-3622.

On July 10, The Sherman Playhouse will open Joseph Kesselring's classic theatrical chestnut, ARSENIC AND OLD LACE.
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE is the quintessential farcical black comedy. It focuses on the Brewster family, currently residing in 1940s Brooklyn. The family is comprised of two charming spinster aunts who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously "acceptable" roomers; their brother who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt; and another brother, Mortimer, a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry.
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE is under the direction of Robin Frome of New Milford.ARSENIC AND OLD LACE runs July 10,11 17,18,19 24,25 31, August 1,2. Curtain time is 8:00 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, with 2:00 p.m. Sunday matinees on July 19 and August 2. Tickets for all shows are $22 for adults and $11 for children 12 and under. On Thursday, July 9, all patrons are invited to attend a "Half-Price Preview Night" at 8:00 p.m.

TheatreWorks New Milford Time Stands Still

07/10/2015 to 08/01/2015

5 Brookside Avenue, New Milford, CT Phone: (860) 350-6863..

The story focuses on Sarah, a photojournalist, and James, a foreign correspondent and Sarah's long-term boyfriend. Sarah has just returned to their apartment in Brooklyn after being injured covering a war zone. James, meanwhile, is riddled with guilt for having left Sarah alone. Theirs is a partnership based on telling the toughest stories, and together, making a difference. But when their own story takes a sudden turn, the adventurous couple confronts the uncertain prospect of a more conventional life. Smart, stylish, and timely, TIME STANDS STILL will inspire much discussion well after the curtain comes down. Curtain time is 8:00 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, with a 2:00 p.m. Sunday matinee on July 26. Tickets for all shows are $23 for reserved seating

New England Carousel Museum Sponsors Harley Raffle--Bristol

07/13/2015 to 11/21/2015

95 Riverside Ave., Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-585-5411.

It is Harley time again at the New England Carousel Museum kicking off the 20th year for our Harley Davidson Street Glide raffle to benefit the Museum. Stop in at The New England Carousel Museum, a non-profit organization, and buy a ticket for the Annual Harley Davidson raffle. The raffle will help benefit the Museum's educational programming and general operations. First prize is a splendid 2015 Harley Davidson FLHX Street Glide Motorcycle, second prize is a 5' x 8' trailer, and third prize is a $100.00 gift certificate, redeemable at Yankee Harley Davidson 488 Farmington Ave, Bristol. Two thousand five hundred tickets will be sold at $20.00 per ticket. The public drawing will be held at The New England Carousel Museum on Saturday, November 21st, 2015, at 7 P.M.

Sharon Historical Society & Museum Hosts Art Show at the Gallery--"Putting It All Together"

07/25/2015 to 09/10/2015

18 Main St., Sharon, CT 06069. Phone: 860-364-5688.

The Sharon Historical Society & Museum announces the opening on July 25, 2015 of its upcoming art show at the Gallery @the SHS titled "Putting It All Together". The show consists of quilted, collaged and assembled work in mixed media and will feature an eclectic grouping of pieces by local artists Ingrid Freidenbergs, Stephen Garmey, Ghost of a Dream, Gail Jacobson, Paul Neuman, Kate Stiassni and John Walker. Viewers will have an opportunity to appreciate, enjoy and be inspired by the full meaning of the expression "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts." Illustrating fascinating overlaps among art forms and drawing connections between past and present, several antique or vintage quilts from the Sharon Historical Society & Museum's permanent collection will be on display at the SHS as companion pieces to the show. The exhibit runs from July 25 through September 10. An opening reception to which the public is invited free of charge will be held on Saturday, July 25 from 5:00 to 7:00PM. All purchases support the Sharon Historical Society & Museum's mission.

Warner Theatre Stage Company Presents The Addams Family

07/25/2015 to 08/02/2015

Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-7180.

The Warner Stage Company will present the new musical comedy THE ADDAMS FAMILY, July 25-August 3, 2015 on the Main Stage.THE ADDAMS FAMILY features a story that is every father's nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's "normal" boyfriend and his parents. The Warner Stage Company production of THE ADDAMS FAMILY is directed and choreographed by Foster Evans Reese with music director Dan Porri. Based on the characters created by Charles Addams. Performances are Saturday, July 25 & August 1 at 8 pm; Sunday, July 26 & August 2 at 2 pm and Friday, July 31 at 8 pm.

Heritage Ride 2015 Hosted by Upper Housatonic Valley Naional Heritage Area--Norwalk/Cornwall

07/26/2015 to 08/01/2015

30 Pine St., Cornwall, CT 06754.

The Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area (Housatonic Heritage) in collaboration with the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership has announced 'Heritage Ride 2015', a coordinated end-to-end ride of the Western New England Greenway from July 26 to August 1, 2015. Beginning in Norwalk, CT, the group of cyclists will ride the most compatible cycling roadways throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont, terminating in Burlington, VT. Several informational stops will be made along the way, providing an opportunity for interested citizens to learn about the bikeway. Two receptions / informational gatherings are planned along the route. The first is scheduled on Sunday, July 26. The event will begin at 5:30 PM at the Cornwall Public Library, 30 Pine St. in Cornwall, CT. A second reception will be coordinated by the Berkshire Bikepath Council on Monday, July 27. The event will begin at 10:00 AM at the Ashuwillticook Trailhead adjacent to the Berkshire Mall in Pittsfield, MA. The public and cycling enthusiasts are encouraged to attend and learn about the region-wide cycling initiatives.