White Memorial Conservation Center Hosts Star Party!--Litchfield


Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-0857.

July 22, 2016--STAR PARTY!!!! This astronomy program is organized by members of the Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club and the Mattatuck Astronomical Society. Weather permitting; there will be star gazing after the program. 8:00 P.M., A.B. Ceder Room. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. You are invited to bring your own telescope or binoculars. FREE.

White Memorial Conservation Center Program: Fireside Reading: The Nature of Icelandic Poetry with Gerri Griswold--Litchfield


Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-0857.

July 16, 2016--6th Annual Celebration for the Bats. Help Gerri Griswold celebrate our planet's most extraordinary creature! A lecture featuring a live Big Brown Bat will begin the evening's festivities. We can then count our bat colony as it emerges from the Green Barn! Charming bat cupcakes and lemonade will be served (to humans..not bats..they prefer insects)! Pack a picnic or BYOB! The event is on rain or shine. Come out and show your support for bats! 7:00 P.M, A. B. Ceder Room. Please call 860-567-0857 to register. FREE.

Palace Theatre Waterbury -Summer Jazz Series: Giacomo Gates


100 E. Main Street, Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-346-2000.

8 pm. A true entertainer for all ages and styles, he connects with his audiences through music, spontaneity, humor, warmth, storytelling and band interaction. His latest album, aptly titled Everything is Cool unearths once forgotten gems from the bebop-cool era, some of which epitomize authentic "hip" sentiment.

Danbury Concerts on the Green


Danbury Green, Danbury, CT Phone: 203-792-1711.

"Fast Lane". Opening Act @ 7 p.m. and Main Performance at 8 p.m. 

Lime Rock Park IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

07/22/2016 to 07/23/2016

60 White Hollow Road, Lime Rock, CT Phone: 1.800.RACE.LRP.

Northeast Grand Prix - Featuring IMSA GT Le Mans, Prototype Challenge and GT Daytona Plus Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Friday & Saturday, July 22-23, 2016. New for 2016! Youths 16 and under admitted free (General Admission) with at least one accompanying Adult. There will be three WeatherTech SportsCar classes – including what many consider the most exciting IMSA divisions, GT Le Mans (GTLM) and GT Daytona (GTD). The Northeast Grand Prix starting field will be the very exciting mix of Prototype Challenge (PC), GTLM and GTD!

Lime Rock Park - Northeast Grand Prix IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar & Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge

07/22/2016 to 07/23/2016

60 White Hollow Rd., Lime Rock, CT Phone: 860-435-5000.

WeatherTech championship: Prototype Challenge, GTLM & GTD; Continental championship: Grand Sport & Street Tuner. New for 2016 is the return of the GTLM class (good news for the Corvette fans in the Northeast, and they are legion). New factory efforts by Ford (the new GT), Lamborghini, Lexus and Dodge have joined the fray. NEW for IMSA 2016: Teens 16 and under admitted FREE with accompanying adult

Torrington Historical Society Children's Program Passport to Summer Learning


192 Main St., Torrington, CT Phone: 860-482-8260.

Free admission to History Museum 12 noon to 4 p.m. Show and Tell with 2 pm. - 2:45 pm.

Scoville Memorial Library - Ralph Nader: The Wisdom of Reading and Corporate Power


38 Main Street, Salisbury, CT Phone: 860-435-2838.

Ralph Nader will be appearing at the newly renovated Scoville Memorial Library on Saturday, July 23, from 1:45 to 3:00 p.m. to celebrate the library and a few other topics. Nader as always is an ardent activist and this time he is promoting a different cause locally, getting more people, especially youth, to read.

Danbury -Family Fun Festival


Ives St., Danbury, CT Phone: 203-792-1711.

The Circus is Coming to Town! On Saturday, July 23rd, the extremely nimble Nimble Arts Circus, from Brattleboro, VT, takes center ring at this year's Family Fun Festival, presented by CityCenter Danbury and sponsored by Danbury's Promise for Children Partnership. The FREE event, which features aerialists, jugglers, food & ice cream vendors, games, and family fun, begins at 3:00pm and plays through 7:00pm. on the CityCenter Danbury Green at Ives Street. Nimble Arts was founded by identical twin aerialists Elsie Smith & Serenity Smith Forchion to create inventive works of theatrical circus. The rest of the ensemble includes performers formerly with the worlds leading theatrical circus companies including Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Eloize, Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus, Pickle Family Circus and Circa. The troupe of jugglers and aerialists and acrobats have garnered numerous awards for their individual talent. It's truly a family affair.

Institute for American Indian Studies Past Meets Present


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

12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Contemporary Native Issues meet traditional living in our outdoor replicated village! Pricilla Freeman (Maliseet) will discuss the current state of her reservation, the Tobique First Nation in eastern New Brunswick, Canada and what we can do to help, while Allan Madahbee (Chippewa) showcases traditional knowledge and skills. Stop by the village from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. to experience history and learn about the present! Included in regular museum admission: $8 Adults; $6 Seniors; $5 Children; IAIS Members Free.