"Heal" by Erin Tapley: Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

07/09/2016 to 10/01/2016

229 E. Litchfield Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3163.

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 13th (3:00 - 5:00 pm)

Artist's Talk:3:30 pm

Gallery hours: Monday - Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Teilhard de Chardin: Pilgrim, Prophet, Mystic – A Three Part Series. Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

07/16/2016 to 09/10/2016

229 E. Litchfield Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3163.

Participants will explore how his writings expand and deepen our realization of God, present in all creation as the Divine Energy of Love. (Read more at: www.wisdomhouse.org )

Presenter: Sally Campbell Woodhall

Each session can be registered for separately or as the complete series. 

Part 1: Teilhard as Pilgrim (July 16)
Part 2: Teilhard as Prophet (August 13)
Part 3: Teilhard as Mystic (September 10)

Fee:  $50 per session (includes lunch)
Non-refundable deposit: $25

Mattatuck Museum Kimonos and Entrances and Exits

08/01/2016 to 08/28/2016

144 West Main St. , Waterbury, CT Phone: (203) 753-0381.

Entrances and Exits - As a participant of The MATT's 2016 MIXMASTER Juried Members Exhibition, Amber Maida won the opportunity for this one-person show. Maida's mixed-media, sculptural paintings are grounded in her life experience expanded through symbolic storytelling. The underlying threads of her process are evident in this collection of new work, especially her mark-making, use of glassy, pearl-like coatings, rich textures and layered compositions. Through these works she addresses revealing themes of infinite love, the cosmos and the spirit. Kiminos  features four unique, hand painted, hand-sewn kimonos created by Mary Wolff. The artist finds that directly painting on silk allows a freedom to experiment with fresh images, depth and flow of color. Wolff is delighted to depict landscapes and beautiful flower gardens on a silk canvas that have movement while on the body.

Sherman Historical Society Special Summer Exhibit

08/03/2016 to 08/31/2016

10 Rte. 37, Sherman, CT Phone: 860-354-3083.

You are invited to visit the Northrop House to view "Our Indian Heritage" exhibit. Come learn about Princess Mauwee and her connection to the history of Sherman, view artifacts, and to take a tour of our new Buttery. Saturdays, from 1-4pm.

Flanders Nature Center Animal Art Program

08/03/2016 to 08/24/2016

Flanders Rd., Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711, ext. 10, .

Accomplished wildlife artist Melody Asbury is offering art classes at Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust with the focus on learning to paint the animal of a person's choice including pets, wildlife or farm animals. The 4 class series will begin on Wednesday August 3 with classes also held on the following Wednesdays of August 10, 17, and 24. All classes will be held from 7 to 9 PM in the historic Van Vleck Studio on the corner of Flanders Road and Church Hill Road in Woodbury. The cost for the series is $100 for members or $150 for non-members.

Imagination Nation - Buttons, Bottle Caps, Pans, & Cans

08/15/2016 to 08/27/2016

1 Pleasant St, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-314-1400.

We will be introducing the studios to loose parts using buttons, bottle caps, pans and cans. Children will have
the opportunity to sort, classify, count and explore buttons, bottle caps, pans and cans throughout the museum

White Memorial Foundation Museum Children Free Week

08/17/2016 to 08/23/2016

80 Whitehall Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0857.

 Free admission to children ages twelve and under when accompanied by an adult.

Torrington Historical Society Tai Chi


192 Main St., Torrington, CT Phone: 860-482-8260.

Tai Chi instruction 7-8 pm in the gardens. Free

2016 Bethel Steak Roast and Taste of Bethel


14 Shelter Rock Rd., Bethel, CT

6pm - 9 pm. Bennett Memorial Park. oin us for the 2016 Steak Roast and Taste of Bethel. Enjoy tasty samples from your favorite local restaurants along with drinks, networking, music, and amazing raffle prizes. Participating restaurants include: Boost Juice, Cream & Sugar Café, La Zingara and Ecco, Greenwoods Grille and Ale House, Julliano's, Note Kitchen, O'Neil's, Rizzuto's, Sal'z, and Sprout's.

White Memorial Foundation Museum The 35th Annual Family Nature Day


80 Whitehall Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0857.

The White Memorial Conservation Center's 50th Anniversary is chock full of the greatest presenters! Brain Bradley will be here with his beautiful free-flying hawks and falcons. Learn about The Nature of My Backyard with Creature Teachers and their cavalcade of native mammals and reptiles including a Fisher! Riverside Reptiles' Brian Kleinman is perhaps the greatest mind in reptiles in our state. Come visit the many friends he'll be bringing along. Meet a Bald Eagle, Golden Eagle, and more with Horizon Wings Raptor Rehabilitation and Education Center! Music provided by musical wunderkinds, The Zolla Boys. The day is filled with live animals, guided nature walks, information booths, horse drawn wagon rides, and yummy food provided by The Litchfield Lions Club and AmandaBakes. Shop until you drop at the artisans market. Get in a bidding war at our silent auction. Our bake sale is always a crowd pleaser. Lots of nature crafts for the kiddies too! Will you be the winner of a trip for two to Iceland with Gerri Griswold in January? That's the first prize in our raffle courtesy of Krummi Travel LLC! So much to do! Feed your mind, body, and soul! 11:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., Admission: $6.00, Center Members and children under 12 are FREE!