Hopkins Vineyard - Explore Wild Mushroom Dyes of the Northeast


25 Hopkins Rd., New Preston, CT Phone: 860-868-7954.

Many wild mushrooms contain permanent, intensely colored dyes. In this workshop, (hosted by Hopkins Vineyard and The Sachem Farm) you will explore the amazing color potential of Northeastern native fungi. We will use 10 species of wild harvested mushroom and eco-friendly mordants on farmstead wool, to create a full spectrum of colors – about 20 samples in all! Pre-registration is required. Includes all supplies.

Haight Vineyard Music- Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing Class


29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860.567.4045.

Join us for The World's Best Cheeses with a Wine, Cheese and Chocolate paring classes @ 1pm and 3pm. $35 per person. It's educational, fun and lots of yummy wine and food. Reservations required.

Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire--Ansonia


119 Pulaski Highway, Ansonia, CT 06401.

The Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire takes place June 21-22, 2014, June 28-29, 2014 and July 5-6, 2014 from 11AM to 6:30PM with Saturday night shows from 7 to 9PM at Warsaw Park in Ansonia.  Tickets: $16 for adults, $11 for young adults and $6 for children. 

CT Brewers Guild BREWFEST at Ski Sundown


126 Ratlum Road, New Hartford, CT 06057. Phone: 8603797669.

Ski Sundown hosts its eighth Brewers Fest at the mountain on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

“We are always excited about doing events at Ski Sundown.  Not only is it one of the best brewfests of the year, but its picturesque location is second to none and makes for a great day, said Curt Cameron, President of the Connecticut Brewers Guild and President of Thomas Hooker Brewing Company, located in Bloomfield. 

This summer’s tasting experience will include over thirty-five of the “Who’s Who” in micro breweries and brewpubs from Connecticut and beyond.  Flyin’ Blind will provide musical entertainment and a selection of grill foods and snacks by The Meat House of Avon will be available for purchase.

"The Brewers Guild Brewfest at Ski Sundown offers a great opportunity to sample a variety of local beers and a chance to meet some of the folks who lovingly craft them.  Last year's fests were a great time for all, and we're eager to be there again this year and talk with the state's craft beer enthusiasts at the CT Beer Trail table,” said Bryon Turner, Founder of the CT Beer Trail.

Tickets may be purchased online at skisundown.com for $25 in advance and $30 at the door.  You must be 21 or older to attend and a photo I.D.  is required.  Designated driver tickets are available for $20.   The event will be held rain or shine and ample, free parking is available. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Connecticut Brewer’s Guild, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the craft beer industry in Connecticut. 

Save the date for the Fall Brewfest at Ski Sundown, which will be held on Saturday, September 20 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 

For more information, visit skisundown.com or the Ski Sundown facebook page.   Ski Sundown is located 126 Ratlum Road, off Routes 44 & 219 in New Hartford, CT.  

White Memorial High Tea on Chickadee Bridge and Boat Parade


80 Whitehall Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0857.

Our celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the White Memorial Conservation Center cruises along with a whimsical boat parade along the Bantam River ending with a high tea on Chickadee Bridge. Entrants will dress up their canoes and kayaks and launch them at Alain White Road then parade down to Chickadee Bridge following our Parade Marshall, The QUEEN of the Bantam River, Robyn Dinda. Our esteemed panel of judges will award prizes to the top three participants! Fancy dress is optional but wouldn't you look just darling in a lacey Victorian dress or a top hat holding a parasol? Do the White's proud! 2:00 P.M. with High Tea to follow the parade. Registration fee for Boats (includes high tea and payable in advance): $20.00, Admission to High Tea: $5.00 payable the day of the event but you must pre-register for the tea by calling 860-567-0857. RAIN DATE JUNE 23.

Lime Rock SCCA Races


60 White Hollow Rd, Lakeville, CT Phone: 1.800.RACE.LRP.

An SCCA race day at Lime Rock Park is amateur racing at its finest. The club has classes for every kind of race car imaginable, from virtually stock sedans and sports cars to formula cars of every type, and the competition is always close and exciting. The races are non-stop from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and the paddock is very family friendly, too. On Saturday, June 21 are the SCCA New England Region races.

Institute for American Indian Studies - Solstice Evening Hike


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

Saturday, June 21st 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm. Welcome summer with a special evening under the stars in our repli- cated Algonkian village and surrounding woods! Join Andy Dobos and Deneen Bernier of Three Red Trees School of Natural Living as we navigate by moonlight and traditional lanterns through hemlocks, witch hazel and oaks. We will conclude our journey through the forest filled with summer smells and nocturnal noises by relaxing around the campfire to share some constellation stories. Registration and prepayment required. Please call for reservations. Fee: $10 Adults; $8 IAIS Members; $6 Kids

Danbury Museum 3rd Annual Garden Party


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

On Saturday, June 21, 2014 join the Friends of the Danbury Museum and Gather in the Garden to help the museum grow! Taking place at a private, local residence for our 3rd Annual Garden Party Fundraiser & Silent Auction. Check the website for further information.

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival--Yale Summer School of Music Present Yale Choral Artists, Jeffrey Douma, Conductor


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

On Saturday, June 21, 8:00pm – Yale Choral Artists, Jeffrey Douma, Conductor.  General Admission: $25; NOTE: This Concert is Not Part of the Saturday Series. Last year's Norfolk debut concert of the Yale Choral Artists performing Rachmaninov's Vespers was a stunning musical achievement. We are eager to have this sensational group back to Norfolk for another program of enchanting, engaging and exotic choral works, impeccably performed.  Check the website for further information.

Whittemore Library Music Series Hosts The Surviv0ors Swing Band--Naugatuck


243 Church St., Naugatuck, CT 06770. Phone: 203-729-4591.

The Whittemore Library Music Series will continue June 22, 2014 at 3PM at the library.  The Survivors Swing Band will be the featured entertainment, presenting tunes from the 1920s through 1040.  There will be room for dancing.  Admission is free.  Call for further information.