12 Annual Summer Concert Series--Thomaston

06/23/2014 to 08/18/2014

South Main Street, Thomaston, CT 06787.

The 12th annual Summer Concert Series will begin at 7PM Monday, June 23, 2014 at Seth Thomas Park.  Featured performers will be the hometown band Clearview, which performs classic rock, Motown and a bit of country.  Future concerts in the series include MacTalla Mor on June 30; Last Fair Deal on July 7; Hartford Wailers on July 14; Sunshine Road Show on July 21, Redstone Ridge on July 28, Afro-Semitic Experience on August 4, Thomaston Jazz Orchestra on August 11 and Goldrush on August 18.  All concerts are free.  Parking is available at the Unimetals lot across from the park on Elm St.  Bring chairs and blankets. 

Writers and Artists Residency and Personal Retreats — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

06/23/2014 to 06/29/2014

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

An opportunity for writers and artists to come aside, find an atmosphere conducive to creating their work. Outdoor pool available. Personal retreats also available during these days.

$540 for the week (private room/hall bath); $90 per day


Oliver Wolcott Library Program: Gettysburg: One Woman's War A Theatrical Performance with Michele LaRue--Litchfield


160 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8030.

On Tuesday, June 24, 2014 from 7-8PM at the Oliver Wolcott Library Michele LaRue will give a theatrical performance:  Gettysburg:  One Woman's War.  LaRue will act as townswoman Mary Bowman of Gettysburg who explores the physical and emotional terrain of this great Civil War battle.  With Mary Bowman we experience the cannons first roar, to the bewilderment and devastation that follow: from the promise of Lincoln's visit and commemoration to the healing that only time can bring.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.

Watertown Summer Concert Series


570 Nova Scotia Hill Rd., Watertown, CT 06795. Phone: 860-945-5272.

Music at the Park summer concerts will begin with The Royal Din at 7PM on June 25, 2014 at Veterans' Memorial Park.  All concerts will be held on Wednesdays.  In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be held in the Swift Middle School gymnasium.  The 2nd Governor's Foot Guard will perform July 2.  Call for further information.

Audubon Center at Bent of the River - Restoring the River with Woody Debris: Presentation & Tour


85 East Flat Hill Road, Southbury, CT Phone: 203-263-0076.

Wednesday June 25, 2014 at 6:30 PM. Learn how log jams and large woody debris were used improve habitat in a half-mile
stretch of the Pomperaug River as it flows through the Audubon Center at Bent of the River in Southbury with Staff from Audubon
and Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition. 

Sharon Summer Concert Series Hosts Salisbury Band


Town Green, Sharon, CT 06069. Phone: 860-364-1400.

On June 25, 2014 the Sharon Summer Concert Series, sponsored by Sharon Rec and Youth will hold its first concert from 6 to 8PM on the Town Green featuring the Salisbury Band.  Concert goers are encouraged to bring picnic dinners. 

Mattatuck Museum - BOOK DISCUSSION: American Made: The Enduring Legacy of the WPA


144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT Phone: 203 753-0381 ext. 130.

1 p.m. to 3 p..m. Book Discussion: American Made: The Enduring Legacy of the WPA: When FDR Put the Nation to Work Free with general admission. Join author Nick Taylor for a discussion of the book which is receiving new attention in light of the economic meltdown that began in the fall of 2008. The Work Progress Administration (WPA) was one of the weapons President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) wielded against the human suffering caused by those hungry years, and today people are wondering what a new WPA would look like as unemployment climbs. Participants will learn more about best responses to the current economic downturn and be able to describe the accomplishments of the WPA. BRASS members no charge.

Minor Memorial Library Program: How to Find Your Family Roots--Genealogy


23 South St., Roxbury, CT 06783. Phone: 860-350-2181.

Professional genealogist and author Timothy Field Beard will present a program on How to Find Your Family Roots on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 1PM at the Minor Memorial Library.  Free and open to the public.  Refreshments will  be served.  The library is handicap-accessible. 

Whites Woods Cross-Country Summer Race Series--Litchfield

06/26/2014 to 08/28/2014

Plumb Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-7569.

The Whites Woods Cross-Country Summer Race Series will being June 26, 2014 and run through August 28th at the White Memorial Conservation Center.  Races will begin at 6:30PM and will be held over four distances ranging from 1.2 miles to 3.1 miles.  Open to runners of all ages and abilities. Races begin at 6:30PM.   Entry is $2.  The dates are June 26, July 15, August 19 and 28.  For further information call the  Litchfield Park and Recreation Department.

Gunn Memorial Library Program: Music, Medicine & Mozart


5 Wykeham Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7586.

GUNN LECTURES--MUSIC, MEDICINE & MOZART with Vincent de Luise, MD--Thursday, June 26, 6:30pm. Join physician, educator, author and musician,  Vincent de Luise, for a fascinating lecture on music and the relationship of the humanities to medicine. Dr. de Luise's presentation, Mozart's Effect on Us: Inquiries into Music and the Brain, will explore the neurology of music, aspects of the brain and music, music and language, synesthesias, Stephen Pinker's "auditory cheesecake" model, major key, happy minor key, sad myths, dissonances and consonances, the so-called "Mozart effect," and how the brain itself makes music. Visit Dr. de Luise's website at: www.amusicalvision.blogspot.com