Audubon Center at Bent of the River Hosts Ambassador Training re Birds


185 East Flat Hill Rd., Southbury, CT 06488. Phone: 203-264-5098.

Audubon Connecticut Bird-Friendly Ambassador Training Friday, June 17,2016-- 10am-3pm. Interested in helping others create habitat for birds?  You might be a master gardener, landscaper, citizen scientist, naturalist, land trust steward or other practitioner or a knowledgeable backyard gardener eager to learn more.  This is an all-day workshop with expert-guided sessions focused on creating habitat for birds, conducting habitat assessments (with birds in mind) and providing tools and resources you can access to further aid learning. Lunch will be provided. Check-in begins at 9:30am on both days. Cost to register is $20. For more information, contact Katie Blake, Audubon's Bird-friendly Communities Coordinator, at  Register.

Cornwall Library's Annual Summer Benefit: Books and Blooms


30 Pine St., Cornwall, CT 06753. Phone: 860-672-6874.

The Cornwall Library's annual summer kick-off benefit, Books and Blooms takes place this year on June 17 and 18, 2016.  At 5:30PM on Friday, June 17th, Mark Prezorski Landscape Curator of The Olana Partnership will give a presentation at the Library on the 250 acre landscape in Hudson, New York.  Tours of five gardens in Cornwall Village, West Cornwall, Cornwall Bridge and Cornwall Hollow begin at 10AM Saturday.  Admission to Friday evening's presentation and reception cost $30 with reservations made by June 10th strongly suggested.  Saturday garden tours' cost is $30 with tickets available at the Library.  The cost for attending both days' activities is $50.  Maps and tickets for the garden tour will be available at the Library on Saturday, June 18th. 

Institute for American Indian Studies Hosts Strawberries under the Stars--Washington, CT


6 Kirby Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

On Friday, June 17, 2016 from 7PM to 9PM on the Washington Town Green the Institute for American Indian Studies hosts Strawberries under the Stars.  Dessert Competition and Fundraiser.  $50 per couple; $30 per individual.  Enjoy a fun evening with champagne and strawberry inspired desserts from local chefs.  You choose the winner!  Call for tickets.

Annual Goshen Stampede

06/17/2016 to 06/19/2016

Goshen Fair Grounds, Rte. 63, 116 Old Middle St., Goshen, CT 06756. Phone: (860) 485-8586.

The  Annual Goshen Stampede, New England's Best Event.... June 17th, 18th, & 19th , 3 Day Country Music Fest , Rodeos with Cowboys and Cowgirls from everywhere... 2 Huge Demolition Derbies... 2 Days of Truck Warz... A FREE KIDS RODEO... Great Food and Rides Too For Discounts and Details go to

Pratt Nature Center Full Moon Hike


163 Paper Mill Rd, New Milford, CT Phone: (860) 355-3137.

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Hike the lower fields by the light of the full moon then warm up by the campfire with marshmallows. (bring flashlight) FREE

Warner Theatre Presents An Evening of Motown Music--Torrington


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

The music and magic of Motown will come to the Warner Theatre on June 17 at 7:30 pm. The evening features The Motortown All-Stars and and The Original Vandellas. So, "Get Ready"... this will be both groups' only area appearance this season. The Motorotown All-Stars feature an all-star line-up of vocalists and musicians assembled from the ranks of the Capitols and the Miracles and former members of the Temptations. These vocalists have each performed with Motown legends on stages around the world and now they've come together to deliver the biggest Motown hits, complete with impeccable harmonies, dazzling choreography, flashy outfits and a 12-piece orchestra of live strings and brass, adding yet another level of excitement to those instantly recognizable grooves "My Girl", "Ain't Too Proud to Beg", "Ooh Baby, Baby", "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" and so many more!

Tee-Off for Technology mini-golf fundraiser

06/17/2016 to 06/18/2016

243 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770. Phone: (203) 729-4591. Fax: (203) 723-1820.

Golf, anyone? Whittemore will be transformed into a golf course for a special fundraiser to support library technology upgrades to better assist your needs. Friday, June 17 (adults) 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. $20 fee includes full 18-holes of mini-golf, beer, wine, light refreshments, silent auction, and trophy presentation. Official Tournament Sponsor: The Eastern Company

Silence in Our Lives: Centering Prayer. Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

06/17/2016 to 06/18/2016

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

To Be and not To Do – that is the challenge. Silence is the key to consenting to the indwelling Spirit. Join us for a contemplative experience of deepening your interior life. Eucharist will be celebrated. (Read more at: )

Presenter: Fr. Carl Arico

This program is co-sponsored by Fairfield University’s Center for Catholic Studies.

Fr. Arico’s book, A Taste of Silence will be available for purchase.

Fees: $80 Commuter Fri. & Sat. (please call or mail in to register); $50 Commuter Sat. only; $175 Private Room/private bath; $160 Private Room/hall bath; $165 Shared Room/private bath; $140 Shared Room/hall bath. Non-refundable Deposit: $50

Strawberries under the Stars; Dessert Challenge and Fundraiser on the Washington Green

06/17/2016 to 06/17/2016

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 8608680518.

The Institute for American Indian Studies’ second annual dessert challenge and fundraiser! Enjoy champagne under the stars and vote for your favorite strawberry-inspired dessert from our local chefs! The winner, chosen by you, receives the museum’s second annual Strawberry Star award! IAIS Welcomes Back: The Flour Garden Bakery, The Hopkins Inn, Marianne DeSilva with New Adventures in Cooking and The Pantry.  And are honored to have new competitors: The Foundry Kitchen & Tavern and the Washington Food Market.  $50 per Couple, $30 per Individual  Tickets also available online via Eventbrite, visit: Purchase by June 13, 2016.





Sportsmen's Kayak and SUP Demo Day


Warren Town Beach, Warren, CT Phone: (860)567-3167.

3 pm - 6 pm. Come and try out SUP's and kayaks and take a cruise around the lake.