Hunt Library Tag Sale at the Center On Main


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

On Sunday The David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village will have a giant tag sale at The Center on Main in Falls Village on Sunday, July 13 from 10am to 3pm during the Falls Village Car & Motorcycle Show.  The Center is located at 103 Main St, Falls Village.
The Friends of the Library are currently seeking donated items of quality for sale to benefit the library including jewelry, decorative items, small furniture and more.  Items that cannot be accepted include clothing, books, electronics, and appliances.  For questions regarding donations, please contact Nancy Benson at 860-453-4253,

Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden Workshop: Maintaining the Garden Organically--Insects--Bethlehem


9 Main St., Bethlehem, CT 06751. Phone: 203-266-7596.

On July 13, 2014 from 2 to 3:30PM at the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden a workshop: Maintaining the Garden Organically-Insects & Diseases will be held.  George McCleary site horticulturist will lead the workshop.  $20 per person.  Reservations are recommended.  Check the website for further information.

Cornwall Historical Society 2014 Exhibit: Cornwall and the Civil War


7 Pine Street, Cornwall, CT 06753. Phone: 860-672-0505.

On July 13, 2014 from 2-3 get a behind the scenes look at the Cornwall Historical Society's 2014 exhibit "Cornwall and the Civil War" with a curator's talk with Raechel Guest.  Highlights of the exhibit and the process through which it came about will be revealed.  Refreshments will be served.  The exhibit will run June 28 through October 26, 2014. 

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival--Yale Summer School of Music Hosts Norfolk Festival's Family Day


Rtes 44 & 272, Norfolk, CT 06058. Phone: 860-542-3000.

On Sunday, July 13, 1:00 – 5:00pm– Norfolk Festival's Family Day--free admission! Join us for a Sunday afternoon of fun for the entire family. The Norfolk Festival's annual open house features performances by Norfolk Fellows, an ice-cream social, tours of Whitehouse and children's games - all on the Festival grounds. All events are free and open to the public. Check our website ( for more details. Check the website for further information.

The Institute For American Indian Studies - Touching the Past: Connecticut’s Indigenous Peoples, An Archaeological Field School in the Litchfield Hills

07/14/2014 to 07/18/2014

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860 868-0518.

Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. What is it like to find a stone tool last touched by someone over 4,000 years ago? Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club members, affiliated with the Institute for American Indian Studies have experienced this connection many times while working on a site in New Preston, CT. The site has been excavated for the past several years under the leadership of archaeologist Dr. Lucianne Lavin, IAIS’ Director of Research and Collections, and has yielded radiocarbon dates of over 4,000 years before present.  LHAC is inviting the public to join them in their week-long Archeological Field School.  This non-accredited field school will teach the basics of mapping, excavation techniques, artifact identification, and the documentation process. Preregistration and prepayment required.   Limited  space, please call IAIS to reserve your spot. Fee: $180; $150 college students (fee includes annual membership to LHAC)


2014 Newtown Historical Society's Summer History Camp for Children

07/14/2014 to 07/18/2014

44 Main Street (P.O. Box 189), Newtown, CT 06470.

The Newtown Historical Society is proud to announced the coming of our eighth annual History Camp. The event will be held the week of July 14-18 at the Matthew Curtiss house on Main Street in Newtown. The camp is for eight, nine and ten year olds and there will be separate sections, one in the afternoon and one in the morning. We welcome students from outside Newtown. Children are guaranteed to enjoy themselves as they learn about our country's history in a variety of ways. On the opening day boys make their vests and get their colonial hats while the girls embroider and decorate their aprons and mob caps. Other activities are making and decorating marbles and playing marble games, making tin lanterns, baking pies in the colonial way, churning ice cream and playing colonial games. One day we have a super basket weaver help the children make baskets and on our ending day we fight a fire with real water and buckets in a bucket brigade. If you have a child who might like to attend and would like more information or to enroll please call Gordon Williams at 203-405-6392 or email him at

Keeler Tavern -Keeler Kids Summer Programs

07/14/2014 to 07/18/2014

132 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5485.

Session 1:  Mon. - Fri. 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m  at The Keeler Tavern Museum Campus. $250.00 / child; discounts for siblings & members.  For children entering grades 1 - 3. 

Come and join us for a fun and educational summer experience! Each session is a week-long local history program that offers boys and  girls a unique chance to explore life in historic Ridgefield through a variety of engaging, age-appropriate activities, including crafts, games, songs, stories, and foods from centuries past. This is the perfect opportunity for your child to step back into history and discover first-hand what life was like in historic Ridgefield as exemplified by the people who lived at Keeler Tavern Museum.

Space is limited, so sign up online today! - See more at:

Derby Historical Society Hosts 24th Annual Silver Tea


557 Wakelee Avenue, Ansonia, CT 06401. Phone: 203-735-1908.

24th Annual Silver Tea -- Derby Historical Society to be held on Monday, July 1, 2014 from 2:00pm - 4:30pm. Join us for our 24th Annual Silver Tea at Molto Bene, 557 Wakelee Avenue, Ansonia (formerly JJ Sullivan's).  The guest speaker will be Deborah Samson Gannet preforming , "A Revolution of Her Own", portrayed by  Judith Kalaora.  Refreshments served.   There will be raffle tickets available for purchase, and a chance to win one of our many fabulous prizes.    More information and tickets will be available soon!  Please watch our website for updates. Cost: $25.00 per person.  Call to register.

Writers and Artists Residency and Personal Retreats — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

07/14/2014 to 07/18/2014

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

An opportunity for writers and artists to come aside, find an atmosphere conducive to creating their work and have a community of artists in which to exchange ideas. Outdoor pool available.

Personal Retreats are also available during this time.

Fees: $360 for the week (private room/hall bath); $90 per day

Directed Retreat — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

07/14/2014 to 07/18/2014

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

The quiet atmosphere of the country setting allows the retreatant to appreciate the healing effect of silence and be empowered by it.

This directed retreat provides a daily individual meeting with spiritual mentor, Sister Ann Casagrande, who will walk with you on your spiritual journey. To have this personal time and space is essential for each person on retreat. The chapel, swimming pool, country roads for walking, labyrinth, art gallery and private bedroom add to the restful retreat environment.

Fees (per person): $450 private room with bath; $380 private room with hall bath. Non-refundable deposit: $100