Haight-Brown Vineyard - Tapas Night


29 Chestnut Hill Road, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860.567.4045.

A fun, festive evening of Tapas-style appetizers and HBV's Signature wine. 5 or 6 mini-courses and dessert, plus two glasses of wine to enjoy for the evening. Take home your Haight-Brown glass at the end of the night!  It’s a great evening out with friends - $50 per person, 6:30 - 8:30 pm.  Sign up online:  http://haightvineyards.com/tapas-night3

Haight-Brown Vineyard - Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing Class


29 Chestnut Hill Road, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860.567.4045.

1 p.m. Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing Class, FRANCE.  A guided pairing of French cheeses and gourmet chocolates, matched with signature HBV wines.  It's educational, fun and lots of yummy wine and food.  $35 per person - HBV wine glass to take home!  For HBV’s 1pm class and 3pm class, register online:  http://haightvineyards.com/wine-cheese-and-chocolate6

Barkhamsted Historical Society - Barkhamsted Reservoir Tour


100 E River Rd , Barkhamsted, CT Phone: 860 379-6693.

The Barkhamsted Historical Society will hold it's popular reservoir tour that will cover the Saville Dam and both the East and West sides of the reservoir. Wear comfortable shoes and park in the People's Forest parking lot across from Squire's Tavern. Participants will be taken by bus on the tour. Tickets are $15 and must be reserved, as the bus is limited to 48 people. For reservations call: Harriet @ 860 379-6693.

Litchfield Historical Society Walking Tour: North Street Revisited


7 South Street, Litchfield, CT Phone: (860) 567-4501.

10 a.m. Meet at the Museum. Free to members; $10 non-members. A spy for General Washington, a "trick house" and the "country club of penal institutions." On our tour up North Street, we will catch a glimpse of some of the most lavish homes in Litchfield as well as one of the starkest. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a bottle of water.

Danbury Concerts on the Green


Ives Street and National Place, Danbury, CT Phone: 203-792-1711.

Jai-Ho Indian Festival. All concerts free to the public. Opening act beings at 7 p.m.; main performer at 8 p.m.

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival -Norfolk Choral Festival


120 Litchfield Rd., Norfolk, CT Phone: 203-432-1966.

4 p.m. Program includes choral music from the Renaissance to the 21st Century. Norfolk Festival Choir and Orchestra with Simon Carrington. For Tickets and Information: Concerts at: The Music Shed, 20 Litchfield Road (Rtes 44 & 272), Norfolk, CT Call: 203.432.1966 Email: norfolk@yale.edu Website: www.norfolkmusic.org Series Ticket Prices: $55 - $15; $10 Students (ages18-25), and KIDS COME FREE! Special Event Ticket Prices: The Tokyo String Quartet- The Last Concert $375 ($345 ltd view) - $225 ($175 ltd view) - $100 ($75 ltd view) - $45

Quassy -'Olivia' Meet & Greet"

08/17/2013 to 08/18/2013

2132 Middlebury Road, Middlebury, CT Phone: 203-758-2913.

Meet "Olivia" from Simon & Schuster books as part of Quassy's Ready To Read Program.

Audubon Sharon Free "Feathers!" Workshop


Rte. 4, Sharon, CT Phone: (860) 364-0520 x21.

Audubon Sharon will be hosting a free program called "Feathers!" on Sunday, August 18th at 1:00pm at the Sharon Audubon Center.  Feathers help birds fly but have many other functions too. During this workshop, great for adults and families with older children (8 years and up,) participants will have the opportunity to observe and identify various types of feathers and learn the many jobs they do for both birds and people.  They will learn how the over-collection of feathers led to important protective laws for wild birds, do simple experiments with feathers, and have a feather or two to go home with. Pre-registration is recommended, but not necessary. For more information about Audubon Sharon, visit our facebook page, our website at www.sharon.audubon.org or call (860) 364-0520 to register.

Ansonia Nature Center Program: Sunday Hike with a Theme: Summer Stingers


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

SUNDAY HIKE WITH A THEME: Summer Stingers – Sun. Aug. 18, 1 pm. Check out the meadows and the Visitor Center for the insects that most frighten folks at this time of the year. Bees, wasps, and hornets are abundant and very busy right now,  as they prepare for fall and their final hurrah! Learn what you can do to avoid a painful encounter, and how to relieve your pain if you get stung. Please register for this FREE guided hike.

Cornwall Historical Society Program: Talk and Tea with State Representative Roberta Willis


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

TALK and TEA - AUGUST 18, 2013--Roberta Willis, State Representative from the 64th District, will discuss "A Woman in the House: A Perspective on Gender in Politics."  At 2 p.m., Town Hall.  Refreshments will be served. Free, donations welcome.