Brookfield Historical Society at Brookfield Museum Gardens - Outdoor Patriotic Concert


165 Whisconier Road , Brookfield, CT Phone: 203)740-8140.

Tom Callinan, Connecticut’s 1st Official State Troubadour through legislation by the General Assembly in 1991, will present a Concert in the formal Garden behind the Brookfield Museum, Saturday July 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM. The Museum is located at the intersection of Routes 25 and 133 in Brookfield Center. The program is being sponsored by the Town’s Historical Society and attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Callinan will play a selection of patriotic songs spanning our country’s history.  

Palace Theatre Summer Tours


100 East Main St., Waterbury, CT

1 p.m. - 2:15.  In addition to exploring the theater, Poli Club and lobby spaces, patrons will also have the opportunity to walk across the stage; visit the star dressing rooms, wardrobe areas and wig room; and view the venue’s hidden, backstage murals - artwork stenciled, painted and signed on the theater’s walls by past performers and Broadway touring companies.  Due to the tours' increasing popularity, reservations are now required in advance. Each tour is $5.00 per person and single tickets for individuals or groups of 10 or less can be purchased online at  Larger groups are asked to contact the Box Office at 203-346-2000 to book their reservations. A special boxed lunch and tour package prepared by Riverhouse Catering is also available for groups of 15 or more and cost $17per person. Reservations for the lunch package need to be made at least three days in advance of the desired tour date.

Winvian - A Summer Gathering


Parking: Bethlehem Fair Grounds, Bethlehem, CT Phone: (203) 308-2584.

Growing food, farms and community. 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Baby goat petting zoo, hula hoop dancing, Morris Marketplace Farmers Market, Morning Mist Alpacas and sheepherding dogs. Cooking demos by 13 year old chef Hunter Zampa, children's crafts and nature activities, draft horse driven plow, food trucks. $35 family 4 pack; children 5 and younger free. Also keynote speakers including: Joan Dye Gussow Professor Emeritus at Columbia University and long time organic gardener and writer Keynote times: 10:30 am - 11:30 am and 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm, Richard McCarthy, Executive Director, Slow Food USA, Tara Cook-Littman
GMO Free CT & ConnFact Food systems advocacy and Taylor Cocalis Suarez Co-founder Good Food Jobs For food systems career seekers. Advance registration required at, parking at Bethlehem Fair Grounds and shuttle ride to Winvian.

Danbury Railway Museum Railway Post Office Dog Day


120 White Street, Danbury, CT Phone: 203-778-8337.

On Saturday, July 19, the Danbury Railway Museum will host a celebration
honoring the legacy of Owney, the Railway Post Office dog.  A centerpiece
of the day will be the museum’s fully-restored Pennsylvania Railroad
circa-1910 Railway Post Office (RPO) car.  The museum at 120 White Street
is open from 10am to 4pm.  Admission for this event is $8.00 (under 3 is
free) which includes a train ride, access to all activities, and a free hot
dog! The Danbury Railway Museum is a non-profit organization, staffed solely by
volunteers, and is dedicated to the preservation of, and education about,
railroad history.  The museum is located in the restored 1903 Danbury
Station and rail yard at 120 White Street, Danbury, CT.  For further
information, visit the Web site , email to, or call the museum

Danbury History Museum -“Happy Birthday America -Bicentennial Quilts.


43 Main Street, Danbury, CT Phone: 203-743-5200.

Lecture by well known quilt expert, Sue Reich "Happy Birthday America -Bicentennial Quilts." FREE and open to the public, 2pm in Huntington Hall

Institute for American Indian Studies - Gifts of the Woodlands


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

On Sat. 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. For centuries, Native Americans have used plants for medicinal purposes; from stopping a poison ivy rash from itching, curing an upset stomach to treating an open cut. Judy Apicella will share her knowledge of slippery elm bark powder. A mild-flavored, highly nutritious herb, slippery elm bark is slightly sweet and can be used in many different ways from poultices and teas to soothing the entire digestion system. Participants will also make their own jewelweed salve for poison ivy and bug bites. Space is limited, please call for reservations. Fee: $15; $12 IAIS Members

New Morning Market Workshop: Validation Reading Seminar with Psychic Medium Angelina Diana--Woodbury


129 Main St. North, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-4868.

On Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 7PM at New Morning Market in Woodbury a program:  Validation Reading Seminar with Psychic Medium, Angelina Diana.  In this 90 minute to 2 hour event Angelina talks about how a Psychic Medium works and will take your questions.  She will then open up her energy to do random readings to the group.  Tickets: $35. 

Beardsley and Memorial Library - ECAD Service Dogs Demonstration and Presentation


40 Munro Place, Winsted, CT Phone: (860) 379-6043.

Saturday, July 19, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. ECAD, stands for Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities.ECAD dogs are taught to respond to 80 plus commands, such as retrieve items, open doors, and pull wheelchairs. ECAD’S program tailors each dog skill to the specific needs of the client whether they are veterans who have become disabled and/or are contending with PTSD, children with autism, or people living with a variety of disabilities including Multiple Sclerosis or Muscular Dystrophy. Learn how ECAD service dogs are trained and how you can become involved with Aurelie Douay, instructor at the ECAD, Green Chimneys School. This program is free and open to the public

14th Annual Daylily Alpaca Fest-Watertown

07/19/2014 to 07/20/2014

223 Morris Town Line Rd., off Rte 63, Watertown, CT 06795. Phone: 860-274-9001.

A special weekend at Southwind Farms. Enjoy our beautiful daylilies while you visit our alpacas and new babies. We will have yarn sales as part of our 16th anniversary raising alpacas. Visitors can walk through the Farm. Enjoy the beauty of country life while seeing some of the most incredible daylilies and alpacas in the Northeast. Summer Tours available by appointment. Sat. and Sun. 10 - 4 p.m.

Ansonia Nature Center Program: Creatures of Long Island Sound


10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia, CT 06401. Phone: 203-736-1053.

Ansonia Nature Center Program:  CREATURES OF LONG ISLAND SOUND – Sat. July 19, 2 pm. Want to cuddle up to a crab?  Sing a song to a snail? Learn about the creatures who share Long Island Sound with us?  Come see and touch our salt water tank residents with Ranger Dawn! FREE; please call to register.