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.

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.

12 Annual Summer Concert Series--Thomaston

06/23/2014 to 08/18/2014

South Main Street, Thomaston, CT 06787.

The 12th annual Summer Concert Series will begin at 7PM Monday, June 23, 2014 at Seth Thomas Park.  Featured performers will be the hometown band Clearview, which performs classic rock, Motown and a bit of country.  Future concerts in the series include MacTalla Mor on June 30; Last Fair Deal on July 7; Hartford Wailers on July 14; Sunshine Road Show on July 21, Redstone Ridge on July 28, Afro-Semitic Experience on August 4, Thomaston Jazz Orchestra on August 11 and Goldrush on August 18.  All concerts are free.  Parking is available at the Unimetals lot across from the park on Elm St.  Bring chairs and blankets. 

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.

Litchfield Historical Society - Samantha’s Adventures are coming to the American Girl Book Club!

06/26/2014 to 07/17/2014

7 South Street, Rte. 61, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860) 567-4501.

On Thursdays, from June 26th to July 17th at 10:00 am and 3:00 pm the Litchfield Historical Society’s American Girl Book Club will experience 1904 New York through the exciting adventures of Samantha Parkington. As a group, we will read through the stories then play games and do a craft related to the tales. The schedule of stories to be read are: June 26: “Samantha’s Blue Bicycle” tells the story of Samantha learning to ride a bicycle. July 3: “Samantha and the Missing Pearls” tells of how Samantha works to clear a friend’s name after she is accused of stealing priceless jewelry. July 10: “Samantha’s Special Talent” tells of Samantha working to overcome her fears and figure out what she can perform in a talent show to save the library. July 17: “Samantha Saves the Wedding,” tells of Samantha helping her new Aunt Cornelia prepare for her wedding and save the ruined veil.

 The American Girl Book Club is open to children ages 6 and up. There are two times for this book club: 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. It is $5 for members and $7 for non-members; registration is required. To register, please call (860) 567-4501 or email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.

Litchfield History Museum is located at 7 South St., Litchfield, CT. For more information about this or other programs, please see www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org or call (860) 567-4501.

 

 

Town Players of Newtown Presents I Hate Hamlet

06/27/2014 to 07/20/2014

18 Orchard Hill Rd., Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-270-9144.

Town Players of Newtown present I Hate Hamlet by Paul Rudnick--Directed by Ruth Anne Baumgartner. Up-and-coming television star Andrew Rally has been offered the part of Hamlet as part of the Shakespeare in the Park series and rents a fabulous gothic apartment in New York City. Unfortunately, Andrew is not thrilled with the idea of spouting classic lines written by The Bard. In fact, he hates Hamlet! Adding to his quandary is the presence of John Barrymore's ghost, who arrives at the apartment (his former home) in full Hamlet regalia – and fully inebriated – with the intent of convincing young Andrew to take on the iconic role. The contrast between the two actors – the towering, dissipated Barrymore, whose Hamlet was the greatest of his time, and Andrew Rally, a hot young TV star – leads to a hilariously funny verbal duel over art, women, duty, success, television and yes, the apartment itself. Should Andrew play Hamlet, whom his virginal girlfriend Deirdre loves, or should he take the money and run by starring in a television pilot being proffered by his West Coast pal Gary? The Village Voice said I HATE HAMLET is "...fast-mouthed and funny... It has the old-fashioned Broadway virtues of brightness without pretensions and sentimentality without morals." I HATE HAMLET runs June 27 – July 20. Curtain times are 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, with 2 PM matinees on June 29, July 13 & July 20. PLEASE NOTE: There are no performances the weekend of July 4.

Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society - 15th Annual Summer Lectures series "First Tuesdays At 7 p.m. - Richard Radune-author "Sound Rising"

07/01/2014

South Canaan Meetinghouse, Rte. 7 & 63, Falls Village, CT Phone: 860-824-8226.

Tuesday, July 1st-Richard Radune-author "Sound Rising" Long Island Sound at the Forefront of America's Struggle for Independence. The Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society will be presenting it's 15th annual summer lectures series "First Tuesdays@7" at the South Canaan Meetinghouse located at the intersection of Routes 7 & 63 in Falls Village, CT.  These lectures are one hour in duration and begin at 7:00 and are followed by light refreshments.  The lectures are free and open to the public.  For further info please contact the Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society at fvchs8226@gmail.com or 860-824-8226.

Cornwall Library - Children's Summer Programs - Polymer Power

07/02/2014

30 Pine Street, Cornwall, CT Phone: 860-672-6874.

Fun Activities for Children of All Ages This Summer Every Wednesday in July @ 6 pm. July 2 at 6pm: Polymer Power presented by the Children’s Museum. It’s time for slime! Kids will learn about solids and liquids, and mix up their own slime to bring home (sorry, parents). Appropriate for grades K-6.

Mattatuck Museum Lecture Series "The Way We Worked" Hosts Author Anthony V. Riccio

07/02/2014

144 West Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-753-0381 Ext. 130.

On July 2, 2014 at 6:30PM Author Anthony V. Riccio will discuss his book "Farms, Factories and Families: Italian American Women of CT" at the Silas Bronson Library.  The program is part of the "Way We Worked" series sponsored by the Mattatuck Museum.  Call 203-574-8225 for further information.  The program is free and open to the public.

Ansonia Nature Center Hosts John Adzima Nature Education Day

07/02/2014

10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia, CT 06401. Phone: 203-736-1053.

Ansonia Nature Center hosts JOHN ADZIMA NATURE EDUCATION DAY – Wed. July 2The Ansonia Nature Center and the Friends of the late John Adzima will host a day of nature study for Ansonia preschoolers, in honor of John's memory and his love of nature.  Adults interested in helping with the program or donating can contact Alison at 203-736-1053.