Music Mountain Hosts Great Artist Recitals-Falls Village


Music Mountain Road, Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-7126.

On Friday, June 19, 2015 at 7:30PM Music Mountain hosts the Great Artist Recitals with Daniel Phillips, Violin and Jonathan Yates, Piano.  Music featured: Mozart, Phillips, Brahms and Wieniawski.  Check the website for ticket information.

Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center — Spiritual Drumming

06/19/2015 to 06/20/2015

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

Come join a supportive circle of drummers! This retreat is open to everyone who wishes to feel the joy of the beat of the drum. Participants will learn to chant and drum simple rhythms that can be used for meditation. They will also have time for personal reflection and journaling. Participants should bring: a hand drum, if they have one. Some extra drums will be available. Also bring a journal and writing/drawing implements, and some small object that holds significance for you.

Presenter: Susan Strand

Fees: $185 private room with bath; $170 private room hall bath; $165 shared room with bath; $150 shared room with hall bath. $140 Commuter. Non-refundable deposit: $50

Garden Conservancy Open Gardens in Litchfield Hills


44 Kent Hollow Rd., Kent, CT 06757. Phone: 888-842-2442.

The Garden Conservancy's Open Days Program--Explore nine private gardens in Barkhamsted, Cornwall Bridge, Falls Village, Kent, Sharon, and Washington, open for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy and Hollister House Garden. No reservations required; rain or shine. Highlights include a plant sale by Broken Arrow Nursery in Kent, working and ornamental kitchen gardens and greenhouses, a large collection of rare and specimen trees, arches intertwined with roses and clematis, and gardens highlighted in various books and magazines. Saturday, June 20; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors may begin at any of the following: Garden of Buddy & Monika Nixon, 44 Kent Hollow Road, Kent; Garden of Bunny Williams, 1 Point of Rocks Road, Falls Village; Garden of Lee Link, 99 White Hollow Road, Sharon; Garden of Nancy McCabe, 163 Dublin Road, Falls Village; Hollister House Garden, 300 Nettleton Hollow Road, Washington, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Westwinds, 12 Popple Swamp Road, Cornwall Bridge; or Washington Hill, 300 East Hartland Road, Barkhamsted, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Directions to additional properties will be provided at these locations. Cost: $7 per garden; children 12 & under free.

Litchfield Farmers Market Outdoors


West Street, Litchfield, CT 06759.

Litchfield Farmers Market will have its opening day outdoors for the summer season on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 10AM to 1PM at the Center School parking lot.  The market will feature more than 18 vendors offering seasonal field-fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs, plant starts, local eggs, beef and pork, artisanal breaks, pies and much more.  Local restaurants will offer food to go and seasonal artists and guests will have gift items.  Music and a free gardening and cookbook exchange will be held. 

Collette Hurst Quintet at Town Hall--Norfolk


19 Maple St., Norfolk, CT 06058. Phone: 860-231-2313.

The Collette Hurst Quintet will perform June 20, 2015 from 10AM to 1PM at the Norfolk Town Hall. 

Litchfield Farmers' Market - Opening Day outdoors


Center School Parking Lot, Rte. 202, Litchfield, CT

Saturday June 20.  10 am - 1 pm.  The CT Grown Litchfield HIlls Farm-Fresh market is moving outdoors to the Center School parking lot for the summer season.  Over 18 vendors participate offering seasonal field-fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs; herb and vegetable plant starts; local eggs; pasture fed beef and pork; artisanal breads; pies, cider doughnuts and baked goods; jams, jellies, chutney, pickles, sauces and hot sauce made from local ingredients; award winning goat and cow cheese; honey; maple syrup; balsamic vinegar, olive and grape seed oils; and goat milk soaps; local restaurants offer foods to go.  Seasonal artists and guests have great offerings for yourself or special presents. Music, guest artists, chef demonstrations, local nonprofits and a free gardening and cookbook exchange and workshops are scheduled on most market days.  The Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market, Saturdays, 10 AM - 1 PM.   For more information and to see what's on the agenda for each week go to .

Indian Rock Nature Preserve - Backyard Birding by Ear Workshop


Fuller F. Barnes Education Center (Upper Lot) 501 Wolcott Road (Route 69), Bristol, CT Phone: 860-583-1234.

Saturday - June 20, 2015 8:00 am. Members:  $10.00/per person. Non-Members: $20.00/per person. Have you ever wondered what birds you are hearing in your backyard while gardening or relaxing on your deck? Join Executive Director, Scott Heth, as we discover the world of bird songs through multi-media and live birds, while enjoying a hot beverage and breakfast treats.    

Six Cornwall Gardens Tour by Cornwall Historical Society


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

June 20, 2015 there will be a tour of six Cornwall gardens from 11Am to 5PM.  Books on gardening, both new and out-of-print volumes will be on sale all day at the library Saturday, from 10AM to 5PM.  Advanced ticket purchase is suggested.  Check the  website or call. 

First Congregational Church Hosts Annual Strawberry Festival--Kent


North Main St., Kent, CT 06757. Phone: 860-604-5856.

First Congregational Church of Kent will have its 5th Annual Strawberry air on June 20, 2015 from 1 to 5PM at the church in downtown Kent.  Local strawberries will be for sale in addition to a wide variety of homemade treats including strawberry shortcake, chocolate-covered strawberries and strawberries with ice cream.  For children,  free activities including a craft table and balloons. 

Kent Memorial Library--Spring Gala


32 North Main St., Kent, CT 06757. Phone: 860-927-3761.

Join this whimsical event on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 5 to 8PM.  Enjoy great food, cocktails and music by The Regulators.  $75 per person.  Come prepared to bid on silent auction treasures and other wonderful items.