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.

Hitchcock Chair Company Labor Day Weekend Sale

08/28/2014 to 09/01/2014

13 Riverton Rd., Riverton, CT Phone: 860-738-9958.

Our store is full of items that are ready to go from our place to yours immediately. All in stock items - floor samples, seconds, last-of-its-kind items - are marked down 20% - 50%. Come sit in the chairs, look at the tables, open the drawers, and find the piece or pieces that are perfect for your home. f you don't find exactly what you're looking for in the store, we would love to make something just for you. Choose your items, choose your colors, and get a discount! The more you buy, the more you save:
Orders up to $500.00 - save 10% Orders from $500 - $2000 - save 15% Orders over $2000 - save 20%. Open: riday, Saturday, Monday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

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.

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
 

4th Annual Labor Day Parade--Newtown

09/01/2014

Newtown Middle School, 11 Queen St. , Newtown, CT 06470.

Parade will be held on Monday, 10 to 2 p.m. celebrating Newtown Authors and Illustrators. Visit the website for more informaion.

David M. Hunt Library - SEPTEMBER PASSPORT TO CT LIBRARIES—FREE

09/02/2014 to 10/04/2014

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

Win a gift card for visiting libraries!  Throughout September the David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village will be offering Passports to Connecticut Libraries to visitors of all ages.  Passport holders are encouraged to visit other libraries and get their passport stamped.  When passports are turned in by, October 4, their stamps will be tallied and a winner announced, receiving a small gift.  The winner will also be placed in a statewide drawing of two $150 gift cards for adults, and two $100 gift cards for children.  Participants should already have a library card or can be issued one on the spot.  For more information call the library at 860-824-7424 or visit www.huntlibrary.org.  Also visit facebook.com/passporttoctlibraries.  Hours: Tues 10am-5pm; Weds 2pm-8pm; Thurs 10am-5pm; Fri 2pm-6pm; Sat 10am-2pm.

Gunn Memorial Library’s Book Basement Boasts New Stock

09/04/2014

5 Wykeham Rd., Rte. 47, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-7586.

Grand Reopening:  Thurs., Sept. 4th –10 to 2pm. After cleaning out old merchandise and restocking the shelves with “new” used books, Gunn Memorial Library’s Book Basement has scheduled a September reopening date.  For the weekend of the Thurs., Sept. 4th opening, the books shop will be open through Sunday.  It will resume regular hours thereafter:  Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 to 2. There are over 8,000 books on varied topics and for every age.  Since the Book Basement is constantly restocking, if you miss the first day of opening, do not be dismayed – come in another day to find additional titles that have been added.  It is a bibliophile’s cornucopia!  Call the library for further information at (860) 868-7586 or email chartman@biblio.org or visit the website.
 

 

Gunn Memorial Library & Museum - Gunn Lectures: Healing Power of Therapeutic Touch

09/04/2014

5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-7756.

Healing Power of Therapeutic Touch  Thursday, September 4, 6:30pm in the Wykeham Room.  We welcome Marcia Engle of New Milford Hospital for an informative presentation and demonstration on the many benefits of Therapeutic Touch. A holistic, evidence-based therapy, the Therapeutic Touch technique is used by health professionals to speed healing, reduce pain, relieve stress and anxiety, and improve sleep. To begin the evening's program Susan Twombly, Community Outreach and Integrative Medicine Coordinator at New Milford Hospital, will give a brief visual presentation introducing and explaining EBSCO's Consumer Health Complete. CHC, accessible from home with a Gunn Memorial Library card as well as in the library, is the single most comprehensive online resource for consumer-oriented health content.
 

Minor Memorial Library Program: Author Katherine Dimancescu -- Connecticut's Early Colonial History--Roxbury

09/04/2014

23 South Street, Roxbury, CT 06783. Phone: 860-350-2181.

Author and independent scholar Katherine Dimancescu will speak at the Minor Memorial Library on Thursday, September 4, 20104 at 1PM.  Her talk will feature stories about often overlooked and forgotten chapters in both Connecticut and New England's early colonial history, uncovered during research into the family history of her maternal ancestors.  Copies of Dimancescu's book, The Forgotten Chapters: My Journey into the Past will be available for sale and signing after her presentation at the library.