Whites Woods Cross-Country Summer Race Series--Litchfield

06/26/2014 to 08/28/2014

Plumb Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-7569.

The Whites Woods Cross-Country Summer Race Series will being June 26, 2014 and run through August 28th at the White Memorial Conservation Center.  Races will begin at 6:30PM and will be held over four distances ranging from 1.2 miles to 3.1 miles.  Open to runners of all ages and abilities. Races begin at 6:30PM.   Entry is $2.  The dates are June 26, July 15, August 19 and 28.  For further information call the  Litchfield Park and Recreation Department.

Family Tours at Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden--Bethlehem

08/21/2014 to 08/30/2014

9 Main St., Bethlehem, CT 06751. Phone: 203-266-7596.

Family tours will be conducted daily after 1PM through August 30, 2014 at the Bellamy-Ferriday House and Gardens.  Thee will be a short tour of the house museum by Sandy Sakalas, museum interpreter who will be dressed as Mrs. Bellamy.  Tours best suited for ages 6 to 11, although others are welcome.  Registration is suggested as space is limited.

Woodbury's Fireman Carnival

08/28/2014 to 08/30/2014

Hollow Park, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3113.

Noon to 10 p.m. The Fireman's Carnival is here!  The weekend of Labor Day, the Town of Woodbury celebrates our volunteer firefighters with a spectacular firework display that allows people of all ages to come together as a community and enjoy our beautiful town!  This year, as always we are going to be hosting the carnival at the Hollow Park, where we will be setting off fireworks at nightfall.

Litchfield Historical Society Hosts HISTORYtime

08/28/2014

Route 63/202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.

 HiSTORYtime,  Thursday, August 28--10:30 am, children aged 3 and up, along with their caregivers, In conjunction with our new World War I exhibit, we will read the story Clara and Davie, which tells the true story of Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross. In this lovely story by Patricia Polacco, we learn about the spirited young Clara and her talent for healing creatures. Through her perseverance and the support of her big brother Davie, Clara is able to overcome her shyness and her speech impediment to become a great woman. We will read the story aloud and then play a game or do a craft relating to this sweet tale. This program is a suggested $2 donation. It is for children aged 3 and up. It will be from 10:30 am to 11:30 am at the Litchfield History Museum. No registration is required.

Good Things Come in Two - Lime Rock Parade - Vintage Race Car Parade Presented by Vintage Motorsport Magazine

08/28/2014

497 Lime Rock Rd., Lakeville, CT Phone: 860.435.500.

Thursday 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Vintage & Historic Race Car Parade and Falls Village "Welcome" Street Party (Free to the public). Visit the website for more information.

Litchfield's Night Out - celebrates its 5th Year - Summer Series "Fashion Night Out"

08/28/2014

On the Green, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0100..

 The summer series will conclude with “Fashion Night Out” on August 28th. For general inquiries please contact Jonathan Wilson at 860-567-0100.

Lime Rock Park Historic Festival 32

08/28/2014 to 09/01/2014

60 White Hollow Rd, Lakeville, CT Phone: 1.800.RACE.LRP.

Since 1983, the East Coast's premier vintage racing and concours event has been the Historic Festival weekend at Lime Rock Park, held annually on Labor Day weekend. No other venue in the U.S. has three days of on-track racing sandwiching a prestigious concours event all on the same property. Plus, there's the Thursday kick-off vintage and race car parade through the surrounding towns that ends with a "Welcome Party" on the streets of charming Falls Village. Thursday 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Vintage & Historic Race Car Parade and Falls Village "Welcome" Street Party (Free to the public) Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Practice and Qualifying Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Races, Parade Laps and Demonstrations Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Sunday in the Park Concours & Gathering of the Marques car show Monday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Races, Parade Laps and Demonstrations.

Litchfield Historical Society - Sample Forgotten Drinks of the Colonial Era

08/29/2014

Corner of East & South St., Rte. 63, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501 .

Join the Litchfield Historical Society on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 6 pm for a lecture and guided tasting of long-forgotten colonial drinks. Author Corin Hirsch will talk about her new book, Forgotten Drinks of Colonial New England: From Flips and Rattle-Skulls to Switchel and Spruce Beer and lead participants in a guided tasting of drinks featured in the book. Throughout the evening colonial music accompaniment will be provided by local musician Tom Hooker Hanford. Following the talk, please join us for a reception featuring historic cocktails and refreshments. This event will be held on the lawn of the Tapping Reeve House. Copies of Forgotten Drinks of Colonial New England will be available for purchase. Tickets for this event are $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Please call (860) 567-4501 or see our online registration site at https://secure.qgiv.com/for/lhs.

Lime Rock Park - Rare Showing Ralph Lauren Cars at Historical Festival

08/29/2014 to 09/01/2014

60 White Hollow Rd., Lakeville, CT Phone: 860.435.5000.

Ralph Lauren’s Collection: The Five Cars Gracing the Grounds of Lime Rock Park, August 29 - September 1. As if you needed another reason to attend Lime Rock Park's Historic Festival 32 over Labor Day weekend, Murray Smith, chairman of the event, has confirmed which cars from Ralph Lauren’s private collection will be displayed over the four-day Labor Day weekend that comprises historic and vintage racing competition surrounding a concours d’ elegance. Mr. Lauren’s private collection is spectacular – and it is a very rare event when cars of his are made available to the public at large. 1953 Morgan Flat Rad, 1964 Ferrari 250 LM, 1929 Birkin Blower Bentley, 1956 Jaguar XKSS, 1959 Porsche RSK. Since 1983, the East Coast's premier vintage racing and concours event has been the Historic Festival at Lime Rock Park, held annually over Labor Day weekend. No other venue in the U.S. has three days of on-track racing sandwiching a prestigious concours event all on the same property. Historic Festival 32 is Friday, August 29 through Monday, September 1, while the Sunday in the Park Concours d’ Elegance Presented by Bentley is August 31. Historic Festival 32 features Honored Guests Sir Stirling Moss & Lady Susie, and a very rare public showing of five cars from Ralph Lauren's personal collection. Schedule: Friday Practice & Qualifying; Saturday 18 races; Sunday in the Park Concours Presented by Bentley; Monday 18 races. Visit limerockhistorics.com for more information or email:  info@limerock.com
 

Litchfield Historical Society - Lecture and Guided Tasting: Forgotten Drinks of Colonial New England

08/29/2014

Tapping Reeve House Lawn, 82 South St. , Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501 .

On Friday 6 p.m. Corin Hirsch, award-winning food and drink writer, will be here to talk about her new book "Forgotten Drinks of Colonial New England." Tippling was a common activity in colonial New England, and Hirsch has resurrected some of these delicious libations in her new publication. She will mix up drinks like flip and grog for participants to sample. Fee: $20 for members and $25 non-members. Need to register email:  registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org