Oliver Wolcott Library Program: Presidential Puppetry with Author Andrew Kreig--Litchfield


160 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8030.

On Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 7-8PM at the Oliver Wolcott Library Author Andrew Kreig will discuss his latest book:  Presidential Puppetry.  The book is about the nation's leading political families providing a "Rosetta Stone" to understanding current Washington political standoffs and strategies.  A wine and cheese reception will follow the event.  Books for sale and signing.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.

A Religion of One's Own — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

06/20/2014 to 06/22/2014

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

Spiritual hunger is one of the untouched yearnings which is running rampant on a global scale. Where does the spirit find fulfillment when trappings of contemporary life can’t completely satisfy it and organized religions may not be able to address it? This weekend retreat will explore possibilities for participants to create personal spirituality either inside or outside formal structures.

Presenter: Thomas Moore


Fees (per person): $180 commuter; $280 private room/private bath; $250 private room/hall bath; $225 shared room/private bath; $210 shared room/hall bath. Non-refundable deposit: $50



Art and Garden Tour/Luncheon--Harwinton


Rte. 4 and North Rd., Harwinton, CT 06791. Phone: 860-689-0073.

On Saturday, July 21, 2014 the Harwinton Congregational Church will host its Art and Garden Tour. Summer gardens at three private residences will be featured and open for touring from 10AM to 2PM. A luncheon will be served between 11:30AM to 1PM at the church. Tickets in advance are $25 per person and $30 if purchased the day of the event. Call for tickets at 860-689-0073.

Book Sale at St. Paul's Church Woodbury

06/21/2014 to 06/22/2014

294 Main St. South, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3541.

The Book Sale at St. Paul's will take place on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 9AM to 3PM and Sunday, Jun 22 from 10AM to 2PM.  There are no early-bird hours. Admission is free. Five authors will attend all from Litchfield County.  Pricing will range from $2 for hardcover books to $1 for trade paperhacks and 50 cents for regular paperbacks.  Half price on Sunday. 

New England Carousel Museum - The Chaparals


92 Riverside Ave., Rte. 72, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-585-5411.

Chaparrals - Saturday June 21st from 7pm-11pm. $12 PER PERSON - SINGLES WELCOME. BYOB - SNACKS & SET-UPS. AVAILABLE FOR SALE. FUN FOR ALL!!! PRE-PAID TABLES OF 8 PEOPLE MAY BE RESERVED. Walk-ins are welcome, if there is space. Doors open at 6:30.

The Pilobolus Ball in Sharon CT


205 Sharon Valley RD., Sharon, CT 06069. Phone: 917-455-3153.

On Saturday, June 21, 2014 Pilobolus will host The Pilobolus Ball/CT--a dance party at Lookout Farm in Sharon.  Cocktails and dinner from 6PM on with a dance party.  Preview of new work and performances throughout the night by Pilobolus dance company. 

8th Annual Benefit Car Show -- Oxford


25 Great Hill Rd., Oxford, CT 06478. Phone: 203-888-6259.

Oxford's Immanuel Lutheran Church will host its Eighth Annual Benefit Car Show on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 4-8PM with a rain date of June 22.  Cut off year is 1990 and registration at the gate is $10.  There will be a Dash Plaques for the first 100 cars, sponsor trophies, door prizes, a 50/50, food  and a DJ.  No charge to spectators. 

Torrington Historical Society Program: Ladies N' Lyrics Concert


192 Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-482-8260.

On June 21st Ladies N' Lyrics Concert-- An evening concert on the grounds of the Torrington Historical Society.  Check the website for further information.

Danbury Museum & Historical Society Host 3rd Annual Garden Party


43 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-743-5200.

On Saturday, June 21st, the Friends of The Danbury Museum & Historical Society will host their 3rd Annual Garden Party Fundraiser from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This year's event will be held in a local, private garden, owned by a member of The Danbury Garden Club. Enjoy food, refreshments and a guided tour while strolling this beautiful location. A Silent Auction will be held with over 100 items; handcrafted and sports-related items, donations from local businesses & restaurants, as well as a wide variety of unique offerings donated by a number of distinctive Connecticut museums. "This particular fundraiser has become a favorite in that has been held at a different garden each year," said Joretta Kilcourse, President of Friends of the Danbury Museum & Historical Society. TICKETS ARE LIMITED TO 100 GUESTS and are just $20.00 per person. They are available at the museum during open hours or via the Paypal link at www.danburymuseum.org Please note 'Garden Party' when purchasing your tickets via Paypal. "We're grateful to our Garden Party Committee, local businesses and all of the wonderful Connecticut museums who have responded to our call for donations for the Silent Auction.  It will be a lovely afternoon and we encourage everyone to come out and support their hometown museum.  And remember, there are only 100 tickets available," stated Kilcourse.

Newtown Historical Society Hosts Newtown Antiques Market and Garden Antqiues/Decor!06/21/2-014


3 Primrose St., Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 845-876-0616.

The Newtown Historical Society are broadening plans for the first annual Newtown Antiques Market adding Garden Antiques and Decorations on June 21, 2014. June is the time for putting the final touches on your garden oasis and the Newtown Antiques Market will now showcase benches, urns, sculpture and planters making the job easier and fun designing your outdoor living space for summer entertaining. Dealers specializing in this category may apply for the few spaces left by calling 845-876-0616. The event benefits the Newtown Historical Society and will take place on the grass at the Fairfield Hills Campus, 3 Primrose Street, Newtown, CT, 06470, 10 AM till 5 PM, presenting 75 to 100 exhibitors in an informal setting of tents and pop-up canopies offering a wide variety of antiques from early American furniture to fine art, ceramics, jewelry, stoneware, garden furniture, Continental, architectural elements, mid century, weathervanes, folk art, furniture, glass, jewelry, clocks, plus many other categories.  Just a few of the exhibitors participating in the show include At Home Antiques, Harold Cole and Bettina Krainian, Dennis and Valerie Bakoledis, Scott Hart Smith Antiques, John Hunt Marshall Antiques, Michael Black Antiques, James Grievo Antiques, Gardenalia-Antiques, Wenham Cross Antiques, Village Braider Antiques, Brennan and Mouilleseaux, Dennis Raleigh Antiques, J.B. Richardson Antiques, Susanne Gray Antiques, Susie and Rich Burmann, Sheila Hyland, Donne Kmetz Fine Art, Pantry Box Antiques, Charles M. Guinipero,Debbie Turi, Marc Witus, The Holden's, David Thompson Antiques and Art, DBR Antiques: Doug Ramsay, Steven's Antiques, John Bourne Antiques. The show will also include participation of several community organizations including the Newtown Firemen's Association, Lions Club and Newtown Historical Society creating a fun and festive day for everyone to enjoy rain or shine.