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.

Life After Dark - Lake Compounce - Bristol


822 Lake Avenue, Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-583-3300.

On Friday, July 1, 2011 Lake After Dark 6pm – 9pm. Live performance by the #9 Band, a favorite local Beatles cover band, on the Croc Pot deck. After 5pm admission is $17.99

Ives Concert Park Presents Frampton Comes Alive 35 Tour


181 White St., Derby, CT 06810. Phone: 203-438-5795.

On Friday, July 1, 2011 at 8PM the Ives Concert Park Summer Concert Series opens with  Peter Franpton. Grammy-winning guitarist and songwriter Peter Frampton will embark on a world tour this June celebrating his multi-platinum-selling live album Frampton Comes Alive!, performing the legendary album across the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Check the website for further information.

Let Them Eat Birthday Cake - Cake auction and cocktail party at Sharon Historical Society - Sharon


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

OnFriday, July 1, 6-8 pm On the grounds of Sharon Historical Society. Tickets:  $40 in advance, $45 at the door.  For more information call or visit the websie.

Walking Tour - Independence Day - Litchfield History Musuem


South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.

On Saturday, 10 a.m. Join an educator as we walk around downtown Litchfield and discover activities during the days leading up to the Revolution, including Benjamin Tallmadge and the Culper Spy Ring, the melting of King George's statue to make bullets, and explore many homes still standing from that time period. We'll take a look at these sites as well as many others. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a bottle of water. Free to members; $7 non-membersVisit the website.

Independence Day Fireworks Show at Lime Rock Park - Lakeville


497 Lime Rock Rd., Rte. 112, Lakeville, CT 06039. Phone: 1-800 Race-LRP.

Did you know that the annual Independence Day fireworks show at Lime Rock Park is considered one of the best in Northwest Connecticut? Every year going back to the early 1960s, Lime Rock has donated the track's 400 acres, fire-safety workers, safety equipment and dozens of track and EMS personnel to the Salisbury Rotary Club, which organizes the staging of the July 4 celebration. All the money collected at Lime Rock – it's $15 per carload – goes directly to the Rotary Club and their charities.
This year, the fireworks show is Saturday, July 2 (rain date the following day, Sunday, July 3). The cost is $15.00 per carload.
The fireworks are launched from Big Bend (Turn 1). Parking is in the Infield and the Outfield. The gates open at 6:00 p.m. for picnicking – fireworks begin around 9:00 p.m. Dogs are not permitted. NEW this year! The TriArts Sharon Playhouse has promised to provide some pre-fireworks entertainment at the track. They have fantastic singers and musicians from their upcoming production of Rent, and they'll be here to keep you entertained between 6:00 and 9:00. Visit the website for more information.

Faily Outdoor Movie Night--Litchfield


North Lake Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-7569.

On Saturday, July 2, 2011 a little after dusk the very first Family Outdoor Movie Night in Litchfield is coming to Casadei Field at Community Field brought to you by the Litchfield Park and Recreation Department.  It's a classic from 1968 starring Dick Van Dyke and Lionel Jeffries.  Bring the whole family with chairs and blankets to hang out and watch the movie on the big screen.  Due to restrictions in advertising the movie, we are unable to reveal the name of it but with a little investigation you'll be able to figure it out.  This is a free event and should be lots of fun.  We will have a big inflatable silver screen on which will be projeced the movie in fabulous techno-color so bring our blankets and your chairs for a cool evening straight from 1968.  Show time will be a little after dusk.

Woodbury SummerFest 2011 - The Cast of Beatlemania


Hollow Park , Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-346-2000.

On Saturday, 6 p.m. Show (Rain date July 3rd) Adults: $25 - $30 at the gate - Limited VIP Seating $50. Children $10 - ages 6 to 12 - Kids 5 and under Free! Waterbury Symphony Ochestra with Leif Bjaland, Music Director & Conductor. For tickets call The Palace Theatre or go on line at

Ives Concert Park Presents Earth, Wind and Fire


181 White St., Derby, CT 06810. Phone: 203-438-5795.

On Saturday, July 2, 2011 the Ives Concert Park Summer Concert Series continues with Earth, Wind and Fire's 40th Anniversary World Tour.  During the 1970s, a new brand of pop music was born - one that was steeped in African and African-American styles - particularly jazz and R&B but appealed to a broader cross-section of the listening public. As founder and leader of the band Earth, Wind & Fire, Maurice White not only embraced but also helped bring about this evolution of pop, which bridged the gap that has often separated the musical tastes of black and white Ame...rica. It certainly was successful, as EWF combined high-caliber musicianship, wide-ranging musical genre eclecticism, and '70s multicultural spiritualism. "I wanted to do something that hadn't been done before," Maurice explains. "Although we were basically jazz musicians, we played soul, funk, gospel, blues, jazz, rock and dance music...which somehow ended up becoming pop. We were coming out of a decade of experimentation, mind expansion and cosmic awareness. I wanted our music to convey messages of universal love and harmony without force-feeding listeners' spiritual content." Check the website for further information.

Kent Lecture Series Features Former Secretary of State Colin Powell


93 North Main Street, Kent, CT 06757. Phone: 860-927-3761.

On Sunday, July 3, 2011 at 2PM the Kent Lecture Series will present retired General and former Secreatry of State Colin Powell on the topic of The New Soldiers: The American Military in the 21st Century at the Kent Community House.  The series is sponsored by The Kent Memorial Library.  To register call 860-927-3761.