Wings of Freedom Tour Brings Vintage Airplanes to Oxford

09/05/0204 to 09/07/2014

Waterbury-Oxford Airport , Oxford, CT Phone: 860-568-8924.

The Wings of Freedom Tour will be at the Oxford Airport from September 5 to September 7, 2014 and arrive at 2 p.m. on Sept. 5th and depart on Sunday at 5 p.m.  The Tour brings historic aviation to your community.  Tour through the authentically restored aircraft or take a flight aboard for the ultimate immersion in history.  The B-17, B-24 and P-51 are on the 25th season of the Wings of Freedom Tour. Visitors are invited to explore the aircraft inside and out; $15 for adults and $6 for children under age 12.  WWII veterans can tour through the aircraft a no cost.  Call for further information.

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.

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.

Ridgefield Playhouse Presents Livingston Taylor, Tom Chapin & The Jammin' Divas


80 East Ridge Ave., Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-438-5795.

Livingston Taylor, Tom Chapin & The Jammin' Divas--Thu, 05/01/2014 - 7:30pm. Doyle Coffin Architecture Singer Songwriter Series.For the first time on stage together! The Playhouse is very proud to host L.T.D's debut live performance! The 21st Century has been waiting for a sensational folk group and we've found just the musicians to fill that void! Livingston Taylor and Tom Chapin have decades of experience leading the folk genre and together with the ladies of the Jammin' Divas, they're carrying taking the music to a new level. Livingston Taylor, Tom Chapin and The Jammin' Divas found themselves together in New York City in early 2014 when someone fortuitously mentioned that the world is in need of a new folk group. One thing led to another and the result was L.T.D. The show features unbelievably sharp harmonies, fun audience interactions and collaborations never before seen! Each artist will be featured individually as well jointly throughout the show. Call for tickets or check the website.

May Day Celebration at David M. Hunt Library--Falls Village


63 Main St., Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-7424.

MAY DAY CELEBRATION WITH TOM HANFORD--Thursday, May 1, 3:30PM, Free at the David M. Hunt Library. The David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village will have a May Day celebration on Thursday, May 1 at 3:30PM.   This fun-for-all-ages event will feature folk music, traditional customs, and dancing around the May Pole led by musician Tom Hanford.  The event is free and open to all.

History Bities Lecture Series -- Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden--The Antique Trade in Woodbury


Main St., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-2855.

On Thursday, May 1, 2014 the Glebe House Museum continues the History Bites Lecture Series with speaker: Wayne Mattox, owner of Wayne Mattox Antiques -- The Antique Trade in Woodbury.  Mattox will talk about 20th century Modern, the antique shops that line Main Street.  Other antiques dealers, appraisers and auctioneers from Waterbury will be talking about their town.  Free and open to the public.

Mattatuck Museum - First Thursdays: Music at the Museum - Brandee Younger Ensemble


144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-753-0381.

Thursday, May 1, 2014. Members $10, Non-members $15. Educated at the Hartt School of Music of the University of Hartford and the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz and African American Studies, Brandee Younger is a classically trained harpist whose abilities and music transcend genres. Ms. Younger is skilled as an ensemble player as well as an improviser, and has been compared to legendary harpist Dorothy Ashby. As a classical musician, she has performed with jazz luminaries such as Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane, Wycliffe Gordon, Charlie Haden, Reggie Workman, Kenny Garrett, Rashied Ali, Butch Morris, and Bill Lee, in addition to many new jazz artists in New York City. Ms. Younger regularly works with members of the hip-hop community, including Common, Ryan Leslie, Talib Kweli, and Drake. Visit for more information.

Merwinsville Hotel - Spring Potluck Meeting


1 Browns Forge Rd. (Rte. 7 to Riverview Rd. to Station Rd. , Gaylordsville, CT Phone: 860-350-4443.

.Bring a casserole, salad or dessert to share the Merwinsville Hotel will provide burgers, hot dogs, and drinks. Richard Rosiello from Meadowbrook Gardens will be holding a spring garden talk. 6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Munchies 6:30 p.m. 7:15 p.m. Dinner 7:15 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Meeting 7:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Jeff Stevens Meadowbrook Gardens. Free.

Torrington Library and Historic Preservation Trust Host Skee's Diner Fundraiser


12 Daycoeton Place, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-6684.

Torrington Library and the Historic Preservation Trust are hosting a fundraiser for the library and the restoration of Skee's Diner at 7PM May 2, 2014.  Garrison Leykam, host of Diners, which appeared on CPTV will host a road trip to CT's diners. celebrating local diners and diner lingo.  Donation of $10 is suggested as is registration.  Purchase tickets at the Library. 

2014 Designer House Tour--Westport


174 Long Lots Rd., Westport, CT 06880.

On Friday, May 2, 2014 the 2014 Designer House Tour in Westport sponsored by  Near & Far AID will take place.  Designer Breakfast:  9:15AM to 10:45AM -- a pre-tour designer breakfast at the Patterson Club.  Toast The Tour:  A tented cocktail reception at the Fairfield Country Hunt Club featuring a luxury car show.  Check the website for further information.

Take A Seat "Chair" Auction--Waterbury


144 West Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-573-0264.

On Friday, May 2, 2014 from 5:30PM to 8:30PM at the Mattatuck Museum the Waterbury Youth Service System presents TAke A Seat "Chair" auction and reception.  Over 25 talented artists have created unique "seats" to be auctioned off.