Dr. Lucianne Lavin presents: “Native Americans in Western Connecticut: Surviving European Settlement”

07/21/2013 to 07/21/2013

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

IAIS Director of Research & Collections, Lucianne Lavin, Ph.D. will present "Native Americans in Western Connecticut: Surviving European Settlement. "This powerpoint is based on themes introduced in her new book Connecticut's Indigenous Peoples: What Archaeology, History and Oral Traditions Teach Us about their Communities and Cultures. She will discuss the great changes to natural and social environments caused by the European settlement of Connecticut, their calamitous effects on indigenous peoples, and the various strategies endorsed by Native American leadership to promote survival of their communities.Books ($45) will be available for purchase. Fee: $10 Adults; $5 IAIS Members

Gunn Memorial Library Hosts Gunn Cinema--Washington

07/22/2013

5 Wykeham Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7756.

GUNN CINEMA with comfortable air conditioned viewing--Monday Matinee--July 22 @ 1pm - Oz: The Great and Powerful
This fantastical adventure follows Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics. When Diggs is hurled away to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he's hit the jackpot - until he meets three witches, who aren't convinced he's the great wizard everyone's expecting. Reluctantly drawn into epic problems facing Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it's too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity - and even some wizardry - Oscar transforms himself into the great wizard and a better man as well.  PG / 130 min.

Flanders Naure Center Tours of Area Landmarks: Southbury's Pine Meadow Gardens

07/23/2013

Flanders Road, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711.

On Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 6:30PM the Flanders Nature Center has scheduled the first tour of area landmarks this month when Wesley Rouse, owner of Southbury's Pine Meadow Gardens will guide visitors through his personal gardens and "outdoor rooms" that have been featured in Fine Gardening Magazine.  Cost $12 members, $15 otherwise.  Registration is necessary. 

American Clock & Watch Museum Event: Celebrate Vanilla Ice Cream Day--Bristol

07/23/2013

100 Maple St., Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-583-6070.

American Cock & Watch Msuem celebrates Vanilla Ice Cream Day. It's National Vanilla Ice Cream Day and we're giving out a free cone with every paid admission ticket on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, from 10am to 5pm. Ice cream will be served in the museum's garden until supplies run out. Ice cream will be served in the museum's garden until supplies run out.  Members and children under 8 years old receive a free cone.   Ice cream is donated courtesy of Friendly's Ice Cream Restaurant of Bristol, CT. 

Imagination Nation Family Summer Games

07/23/2013

One Pleasant Street, Bristol, CT Phone: (860) 314-1400.

11-1 pm for good old-fashioned family fun! A great way to celebrate National Hot Dog Day. Bring the whole family to participate in relay races, a water balloon toss, face painting, and an egg toss! Hot dogs off the grill, snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. This event is free with museum admission!

New England Carousel Museum -Firefighter for a Day!

07/23/2013

95 Riverside Ave., Bristol, CT Phone: 860-585-5411.

Ever wonder what it's really like to be a firefighter? Find out about firefighting through the ages alongside Museum staff and members of the Bristol Fire Department. Explore real equipment and tour the Fire Safety House simulation. Ages 7-9. Workshops run from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM with snacks included. Please bring your own bagged lunch. Come to the Museum or call to register, 860-585-5411, at least 1 week prior to the workshop. Cost for the day is $25. Sibling discounts and multiple class discounts available.

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival -Music In Context

07/24/2013

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

7:30 PM, Battell Recital Hall, Norfolk Listening Club led by James Nelson, General Manager, Music of Vienna (with live music)

Haight-Brown Vineyard - Wine and Words

07/25/2013

29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: (860) 567-4045.

Join us from 6 - 8:30 pm for a wonderful evening of "A Night of Words and Wine". You can choose two glasses of HBV wine and sample the cheeseboard while authors; Sara Humphreys, Leia Shaw, TL Costa, and Gerri Brousseau introduce us to the main characters in their books. Registration for the Event costs $25 and includes: your choice of two glasses of HBV wine to enjoy with a family cheeseboard and an entry for the door prize. Take home your HBV glass at the end of the night!

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Hosts Colonial Doll Making Class

07/25/2013

258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-438-4519.

On Thursday, July 25, 2013 from 2-4PM at the Aldrich Museum create your own colonial paper doll, exploring the textiles and toys of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Go back in time with hands-on projects at The Aldrich every Thursday this summer, inspired by the exhibition Allison Smith: Rudiments of Fife & Drum.Children must be accompanied by an adult.Free for members and children 18 and under.  Free with the price of admission.   For more information, please contact Michelle Friedman, Youth and Family Programs Coordinator: mfriedman@aldrichart.org.

Haight-Brown Vineyard - Wine and Words at HBV With Four Authors Romance and Thrillers!

07/25/2013

29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4045.

On Thursday, join us for a Night of Wine and Words 6 - 8:30 p.m. Please join us for a wonderful evening of meeting local authors - they will be describing and introducing their new books in their own words! You can choose two glasses of HBV wine and sample the cheeseboard while the authors share their stories.  The authors, Sara Humphreys, Leia Shaw, TL Costa, Gerri Brousseau will be signing their books after the event and will have copies available for purchase.  Registration on line for the Event costs $25 and includes: your choice of two glasses of HBV wine to enjoy with a family cheeseboard and an entry for the door prize.  Take home your HBV glass at the end of the night too! . or Tickets for event entry will be sold at the door for $30, and will only cover entry to the event + free wine glass. You will not be entered to win the door prize.