Storytelling Hour

07/14/2017 to 07/14/2017

38 Curtis Road, PO Box 1260, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

Join us every Friday in July for an hour of traditional Native American storytelling. Much like our children’s stories today, Native tales are entertaining and always have a lesson to teach.

Included in the price of admission: $10 Adults; $8 Seniors; $6 Children; IAIS members free.

Storytelling Hour

07/14/2017 to 07/14/2017

38 Curtis Road, PO Box 1260, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

Join us every Friday in July for an hour of traditional Native American storytelling. Much like our children’s stories today, Native tales are entertaining and always have a lesson to teach.

Included in the price of admission: $10 Adults; $8 Seniors; $6 Children; IAIS members free.

Canaan Railroad Days Fireworks

07/15/2017

East Main Street, North Canaan, CT

9 pm. @ Lawrence Field, Rt 44 and 7, North Canaan, CT 06018. Located across from McDonalds.

Glebe House Wine & Roses

07/15/2017

49 Hollow Road,, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-2855.

It is hard to resist a glass of fine wine in a beautiful garden on a perfect summer evening. You can expect that and more at The Glebe House Museum's festive garden party, Wine & Roses in the Gertrude Jekyll Garden on Hollow Road in Woodbury on Saturday, July 15 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Surrounded by bursts of summer flowers in the garden, bouquets of roses and live music, guests can sample Gertrude's Garden, a white wine named for Gertrude Jekyll and bottled by Walker Road Vineyards in Woodbury. Hors d'oeuvres and other wine will also be served. There will be a silent auction of very special items chosen for this event. The museum will be open for the evening. Tickets for the garden party are $25.00 per person and all proceeds will support the Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden.

Flanders Nature Center Forest Faeries & Woodland Wizards Festival

07/15/2017

5 Church Hill Rd, Woodbury, CT Phone: (203) 263-3711; Ext 10..

There will be crafts, animals, Cyril the Sorcerer, unicorn and tractor rides, games, face painting, vendors, surprises and food with a magical twist. The magic continues with a Costume Contest and Faerie & Wizard Parade, live bird presentation and woodcarvers on site creating wizard staffs and wands! The festival is being held from 10Am to 3PM that day. Admission to the festival is $7.00 per person and free for children aged 2 and under. Participants are invited to build their own Faerie/Wizard house for display at the festival. Each participant will have a 4 foot by 4 foot outdoor space, in which to display the miniature home and "landscaping.

Garden Conservancy Open House Day at Select Gardens

07/15/2017

Washington, CT

Admission to each private garden is $7 for members and nonmembers without tickets purchased in advance. Buy discounted admission tickets in advance! They never expire and can be used at most Open Days to make garden visiting easier. Nonmembers get 6 visits for the price of 5 with advanced ticket book purchase. Members get 50% off ONLY by purchasing ticket books in advance. An Artist's Palette at High Meadow - The Garden and Studio with Painter John Funt; 9 a.m. in Norfolk Insider's Tips on Trees at Mica Quarry Estate with Buddy Nixon; 10 a.m. in Kent. Garden of Bunny Williams SAT 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM • 1 POINT OF ROCKS ROAD. FALLS VILLAGE, CT, 06031 Interior designer and garden book author Bunny Williams' intensively planted fifteen-acre estate has a sunken garden with twin perennial borders surrounding a fishpond. Garden of Lee Link SAT 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM • 99 WHITE HOLLOW ROAD. SHARON, CT, 06069 Three stone walls cascade down a hillside at the top of which is a greenhouse containing a wide spectrum of succulents and tropical plants. Garden of Jane Garmey SAT 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM • 106 COGSWELL ROAD. WEST CORNWALL, CT, 06796 An idiosyncratic garden that began to take shape about twelve years ago and surrounds an 1827 house, shielded from the road by a row of 250-year-old sugar maples. Hollister House SAT 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM • 300 NETTLETON HOLLOW RD. WASHINGTON, CT, 06793 Situated around an eighteenth-century farmhouse in the Litchfield Hills of northwest Connecticut, this romantic country garden features exuberant plantings. Peter's Opus SAT 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM • 58 BRIGGS HILL ROAD. SHERMAN, CT, 6784 This Connecticut mountaintop conifer garden has been described by garden writer Tovah Martin as "astonishingly majestic and refreshingly unique." Fernwood 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM • 152 LITCHFIELD ROAD. NORFOLK, CT, 06058 The garden was originally designed when the house was built in 1908. Both are in the English Arts and Crafts style.

Hickory Stick Bookshop Wendell Minor

07/15/2017

2 Green Hill Rd., Washington Depot, CT Phone: (860) 868 0525..

Bring your children to meet beloved author and illustrator Wendell Minor at The Hickory Stick Bookshop on Saturday, July 15th at 2pm in celebration of two new books: The 25th anniversary release of The Seashore Book by Charlotte Zolotow (Charlesbridge, $16.99) and a brand new book, Ben's Revolution: Benjamin Russell and the Battle of Bunker Hill by Nathaniel Philbrick (Penguin Random House, $17.99), both illustrated by Wendell Minor.

Danbury Railroad Museum RIDE THE RAILS AND HEAR THE TRUE STORY OF OWNEY!

07/15/2017

120 White St, Danbury, CT Phone: (203) 778-8337.

10 am - 4 pm. Learn about the rail-riding mascot of the United States Postal Service Tour our Railway Post Office car
Train & Turntable rides hourly, 10:30 - 2:30 Operating layouts and real trains Children's activities Admission: $10, ages 3 and over. Under 3, free. Admission includes train ride and all activities  FREE HOT DOG WITH PAID ADMISSION!

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Third Saturdays

07/15/2017

258 Main St, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-4519.

10 am to 12 noon; children ages 2 to 5, 1 to 3 pm; children ages 6 to 10. Free for visitors of all ages. Family Workshop with Erika Rohde.Celebrate summer with Camp Aldrich artist Erika Rohde! Explore a variety of paint and printmaking techniques, work with unexpected materials, inventive processes, and imaginative compositions to design colorful seasonal masterpieces to bring home or display in The Studio.

Bellamay Ferriday House Lilac Girls Event

07/15/2017

9 Main Street North, Bethlehem, CT Phone: 860-266-7596.

10 am - 1 pm. Tickets range from $25-$100. Join New York Times bestselling author Martha Hall Kelly at the lovely Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden, the Connecticut home of Caroline Ferriday. Lilac Girls is based on the true story of New York socialite Caroline Ferriday who championed the Ravensbrück Concentration Camp survivors known as Rabbits. All proceeds benefit the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden. Registration recommended at 860.247.8996 x 23 or purchase tickets here.