New England Railroad Museum Summer Scenic Train Rides


242 East Main St, Thomaston, CT Phone: 860-283-7245.

Join us as we travel through the beautiful Naugatuck Valley, following the Naugatuck River on our historic, 1920's era passenger cars pulled by one of our vintage diesel locomotives. On this ride you will experience breathtaking views from the Thomaston Dam and ride alongside the Naugatuck River, all while being able to listen to the telling of our region's rich railroading history. Board your train at our historic 1881 Thomaston Station.

The Institute of American Indian Studies Strawberries Under the Stars


38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-0518.

5 pm - 8 pm. Enjoy music, champagne and sweets under the stars before voting for your favorite strawberry-inspired dessert presented by our local chefs. The winner, chosen by you, receives the museum's annual Strawberry Star award! $50 per Couple; $30 Individual. Location of event: Washington Town Green on 6 Kirby Road.

39th Annual Woodbury Lions Club Car Show


Hollow Road, Woodbury, CT

Hollow Park. Once again, we're expecting over 300 show cars in 27 judging catagories, plus motorcycles, trucks, and rat rods. New this year, we're featuring a MONSTER TRUCK! Come see this huge vehicle in its only Woodbury, CT appearance this year, and for $5, you can take a ride in it! We're also having a free Touch-a-Truck! See heavy equipment, courtesy of O&G Industries, an actual firetruck belonging to the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department, and get close to arborist's Bud Neal's bucket truck, most often seen displaying the American Flag over Main Street. And, it looks like we'll have the face painting booth back this year. Lots of excitment for children attending the show! Expect the usual food, beverages, raffles, vendors, and music you've come to expect at the car show, and, of course, all the cars on display. Gates open for show cars at 9am, and general admission begins at 10am. Admission is $15 for show cars, $5 for general admission, and $1 admission for children under 10.

Litchfield Hills Road Race


West Street On the Green, Litchfield, CT

Running the Litchfield Hills Road Race is to not just run a race, but to experience the culture of our cherished town of Litchfield, CT. The course itself is a scenic tour of some of the best sites in New England. ALWAYS the second Sunday in June; cannon goes off promptly at 1:00 p.m. Sleep in! While running the Litchfield Hills Road Race, you will experience a variety of changes in terrain (a historic town center, quaint side streets, dirt roads, trails through the woods, Chickadee Bridge) and many entertaining amenities hosted by our neighbors who live along the course.

Bellamay Ferriday House Roses in the Ferriday Garden


9 Main Street North, Bethlehem, CT Phone: 203-266-7596.

11-4 pm. Take a guided walking tour of Bellamy-Ferriday's gardens with our on-site Horticulturist. Ask gardening advice from an expert & learn about historical varieties of annuals & perennials. Rain or shine. $10.

Newtown Historical Society Walking Tour of Sandy Hook with Dan Cruson.


44 Main St, Newtown, CT Phone: 203-426-5937.

Dan will be leading a one-hour walking tour of Sandy Hook. In addition to telling some fascinating stories of this section of Newtown, he will also explain some of the plans for creating a "Museum of the Streets" which will become a self-guided walking tour you can access at any time. The tour will begin in front of the MCHM at 1:00 pm.



225 Music Mountain Rd, Falls Village, CT Phone: 860-824-7126.

3 pm. Peter Serkin, Piano, Stefan Jackiw,Violin, Jay Campbell, Cello All Tickets: $75 Haydn: Piano Trio in G Major, Hob.XV:25, Opus 73 #2 'Gypsy' (1795) (2) Schubert: Piano Trio in B Flat Major, Opus 99, D. 898 (1827) (8) Beethoven: Piano Trio in B Flat Major, Opus 97 'Archduke' (1811) (5)

Mattatuck Museum -Artists Q&A and Music @ The MATT: Horizon Blue Band


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

June 11 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Artists are invited to join us for a casual Q&A with light refreshments and music. Looking for a little insight? Talk with museum staff and members of the community who have a deep passion for Waterbury and find out what the city means to them. Music @ The MATT: Horizon Blue Band June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Enjoy an outdoor performance of acoustic Americana (folk, country and blue grass) music. Join us in the Courtyard Garden for a family friendly, conversational performance of original and well-known songs performed using storytelling elements. Horizon Blue features Monique Hill, Peter Hill, Mark Annulli and Rich Johnson.

Mattatuck Museum - Community Free Day: Collage Art


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

12 noon - 5 pm. Explore the Museum all day at no charge, and participate in a guided tour and family friendly art activity for children of all ages! Collage Art Activity, 1:00 p.m. Create landscape collages using glue-sticks, paper and found objects, drawing inspiration from Frederico Uribe's work on view in the Lobby.



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

2 pm In this family program, participants learn how birds adapt to their environment, and why they look and act the way they do. Be captivated by Henry Lappen's beautiful masks and by his dances among the crowd demonstrating the form and motion of the different species. The audience joins him while learning some mime skills and imaging. FEE: $5 per person.