48th Annual Village Fair Days New Milford

07/24/2015 to 07/25/2015

11 Railroad Street, New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: (860) 354-6080.

48th Annual Village Fair Days. Sponsored by the Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce  and held on the magnificent village Green, Village Fair Days is the largest annual event in New Milford and draws thousands of visitors every year. With 2 full days of live entertainment, bingo, bouncy houses, a food court and almost two hundred vendor and community booths, Village Fair Days is a summertime destination for shopping, socializing, eating, and browsing. Village Fair Days 2015 will be held July 24th and July 25th from 10 am to 10 pm. Admission is free. Handicapped parking is available behind Town Hall, 10 Main Street, New Milford.
For the safety and comfort of everyone, please leave your pets at home.

Flanders Nature Center Program: Papermaking--Woodbury

07/25/2015

Flanders Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711.

On Saturday, July 25 artist and craftsman Anita Liebeskind of Southbury will share her skill in this age-old craft of creating paper from recycled natural fibers she will provide as pulp. Students can bring special mementos, such as flowers, small leaves, even dog hair to add to the paper they make. Anita was a docent with the Mattatuck Museum for 18 years; and taught classes there and in schools, libraries, and craft centers. The program will be held from 11AM to 3PM. The group will meet in the Flanders Sugar House located a quarter of a mile up from the intersection of Church Hill and Flanders Road in Woodbury. The program fee is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. It is limited to ten people and pre -registration with payment is required.

Ansonia Nature Center Program: Mud Madness

07/25/2015

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

Ansonia Nature Center hosts Mud Madness on Saturday, July 25, 2015 1-3PM.  Be prepared to GET MUDDY!  Mud obstacle course, mud pools, mud pies, mud art and mud fun.  Fund the mud and dress for the occasion.  International Mud Day is celebrated by thousands of children in dozens of countries worldwide as a chance to celebrate nature and the great outdoors by getting muddy.  Pre registration, parent waiver and water shoes are required for this event. Fee: $1.00 per person.

Institute of American Indian Studies - Living history:Skills Day

07/25/2015

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

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. From stone tools to clothing, communities worked together with their environment and its resources, working with their own hands. Today, people practice these skills, preserving techniques used for thousands of years in New England and around the world.  Stop by between the hours of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to learn about various techniques used by the Native peoples from the Connecticut region and watch demonstrations of these skills in our outdoor replicated village. Included in regular museum admission: $8 Adults; $6 Seniors;  $5 Children; IAIS Members Free.

 

Hunt Hill Farm - Acoustic Night in the Barnyard with Don Lowe and Allie Chipkin

07/25/2015

44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT Phone: 860-355-0300.

On Saturday 7:30 p.m. Bring a picnic and a blanket and listen to Don Lowe’s special brand of Midwestern Americana and the sweet, bluesy soul of Allie Chipkin. Relax in the meadow surrounded by the historic peacefulness of Hunt Hill Farm and enjoy an evening with family and friends. Tickets are $20 per person, $30 per couple. Children under 12 are free. There will be no food or beverages provided or for sale. This event is BYOB, and guests are welcome to bring outside food and beverages to enjoy on their blankets. The event is RAIN OR SHINE- in the event of rain, the concert will be held in The Silo Gallery. Tickets can be purchased at http://bit.ly/1QE3PYl or by calling 860-355-0300. Any questions about the event please contact Cameron Cunningham at ccunningham@hunthillfarmtrust.org.

Weir Farm Hosts Poetry of Painting Walk -- Wilton

07/25/2015

735 Nod Hill Road, Wilton, CT 06897. Phone: 203-834-1896.

On Saturday, July 25 from 10:00 to 11:00 am, enjoy a leisurely stroll around the landscape of Weir Farm National Historic Site as you listen to poetry inspired by the paintings of Julian Alden Weir. The poetry, composed by local scholar and volunteer Bonnie Tremante, captures the mystical and illusionary qualities of the landscape that caused J. Alden Weir to refer to his Branchville farm as 'The Land of Nod' - the magical place of sleep and dreams. Come prepared for an outdoor summer walk. Bring sturdy walking shoes and a water bottle. There is no fee to participate, but registration is required and space is limited. To register for the Poetry of Painting Walk,or for more information, please call.

Sharon Historical Society & Museum Hosts Art Show at the Gallery--"Putting It All Together"

07/25/2015 to 09/10/2015

18 Main St., Sharon, CT 06069. Phone: 860-364-5688.

The Sharon Historical Society & Museum announces the opening on July 25, 2015 of its upcoming art show at the Gallery @the SHS titled "Putting It All Together". The show consists of quilted, collaged and assembled work in mixed media and will feature an eclectic grouping of pieces by local artists Ingrid Freidenbergs, Stephen Garmey, Ghost of a Dream, Gail Jacobson, Paul Neuman, Kate Stiassni and John Walker. Viewers will have an opportunity to appreciate, enjoy and be inspired by the full meaning of the expression "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts." Illustrating fascinating overlaps among art forms and drawing connections between past and present, several antique or vintage quilts from the Sharon Historical Society & Museum's permanent collection will be on display at the SHS as companion pieces to the show. The exhibit runs from July 25 through September 10. An opening reception to which the public is invited free of charge will be held on Saturday, July 25 from 5:00 to 7:00PM. All purchases support the Sharon Historical Society & Museum's mission.

CT WIne Festival

07/25/2015 to 07/26/2015

Rte. 63, Goshen, CT Phone: (860)216-6439.

This year, the Seventh Annual Connecticut Wine Festival will be staged again at the Goshen Fairgrounds in Litchfield County, on Saturday and Sunday, July 25th and 26th, rain or shine. Sponsored by the Connecticut Vineyard and Winery Association (CVWA) and presented by the CT Wine Trail, the festival features fine wines from a wide variety of local vintners. The festival also
features wine classes, specialty food vendors, artisanal crafts, as well as a variety of live musical entertainment. Adm $25 in advance, $32 at door.

Warner Theatre Stage Company Presents The Addams Family

07/25/2015 to 08/02/2015

Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-7180.

The Warner Stage Company will present the new musical comedy THE ADDAMS FAMILY, July 25-August 3, 2015 on the Main Stage.THE ADDAMS FAMILY features a story that is every father's nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's "normal" boyfriend and his parents. The Warner Stage Company production of THE ADDAMS FAMILY is directed and choreographed by Foster Evans Reese with music director Dan Porri. Based on the characters created by Charles Addams. Performances are Saturday, July 25 & August 1 at 8 pm; Sunday, July 26 & August 2 at 2 pm and Friday, July 31 at 8 pm.

The Silo Acoustic Night with Don Lowe

07/25/2015

44 Upland Rd, New Milford, CT Phone: 860-355-0300.

7:30pm. Come picnic on the Silo Barnyard lawn and listen to some great music. BYOB (bring your own bottle and blanket!) $20 per person, $30 per couple. Check out Don's music at www.donlowesongs.com.