Institute of American Indian Studies - Spirit of the Drum


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

On Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The most important Native American instrument was and still is the is the heartbeat of Mother Earth. Allan Madahbee, Ojibway artist and musician, will instruct participants in making their own single-face drum while sharing the importance of the drum in Native American culture. Ages 12 and up please. Reservations and prepayment required by August 10th. Fee: $150; $125 IAIS Members.

Ives Concert Park The Moody Blues


Driftway Road, Danbury, CT

GATES: 5 p.m. / SHOW: 7 p.m. Tickets on sale now! $40 LAWN, $70, $90, $130 RESERVED, PLUS FEES Or, buy a four-pack of lawn tickets for $99 plus fees and save big!

Ives Concert Park: Summer Concert Series - The Moody Blues


West Side Campus, 43 Lake Ave. Ext., Danbury, CT

The Moody Blues will perform at 7 p.m.  For ticket and information, visit the website.

Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden Workshop: Plants for Bees, Hummingbirds & Butterflies--Bethlehem


9 Main St., Bethlehem, CT 06751. Phone: 203-266-7596.

On August 17, 2014 from 2:30PM at the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden a workshop:  Plants for Bees, Hummingbirds & Buterflies will be held.  The workshop will be led by site horticulturist George McCleary.  Cost $20 per person.  Reservations are recommended.  Check the website for further information.

Ives Concert Park Presents Rock Icons The Moody Blues--Danbury


43 Lake Ave. Ext., Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-837-9226.

On Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 7PM at Ives Concert Park Rock Icons The Moody Blues will be featured with a show The Voyage Continues:  Timeless Flight Tour.  Ticket on sale Friday, May 9, 2014 at 10AM.  Check the website for further information and tickets.

Cornwall Historical Society - Diaster at Cold Harbor


Cornwall Town Hall, 26 Pine Street, Cornwall, CT Phone: 860-672-0505.

Sunday, August 17 Cornwall Town Hall, 26 Pine Street 2 - 3 p.m.Waite Rawls, President and CEO of The Museum of the Confederacy and part-time Cornwall resident, will give a presentation on the Battle of Cold Harbor, the most devastating battle for Cornwall’s troops and one that General Ulysses S. Grant always regretted. Cornwall lost three men to the battle, while eleven others were wounded; nearly all of them served in the Second Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery Regiment. Refreshments will be served. Free, donations welcome.

Danbury Audi Race4Scholars Criterium


Main St., Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-791-2694.

WHEELpassion  and  presenting  Sponsor  Danbury  Audi,  announced  today  the inaugural  Danbury  Audi  Race4Scholars  Criterium  will  be  held  this  summer  in  downtown  Danbury  on  Sunday, August  17,  2014.  Event  proceeds  will  help  establish  college  scholarship  funds  for  high  school  graduates  who intend  to  major  in  Science,  Technology,  Engineering  and  Math  (STEM)  disciplines,  the  medical  fields  and other  relevant  majors.  Accompanying  activities  around  the  event  will  feature  an  expo,  vendors  and  free bicycle  classes  for  both  youth  and  adults. "Having  a  cycling  event  in  Danbury  will  have  a  positive  impact  on  our  quality  of  life  and  our  economic development  Initiatives,"  said  Mark  D.  Boughton,  Mayor  of  the  City  of  Danbury.  "This  is  the  perfect  platform to  showcase  what  a  bike  friendly  city  Danbury  is  becoming." USA  Cycling  sanctioned  the  Danbury  Audi  Race4Scholars  Criterium,  which  features  five  amateur  category
races  and  two  professional  races.  The  course  is  a  classic  American-­‐style  Criterium,  aka  "Crit"  with  a  .6-­‐mile
(1K)  loop  that  is  lapped  over  and  over  making  the  course  fast  and  challenging  for  top  professional  cyclists  and
amateurs  from  across  the  tri-­‐state  area.  Locals  termed  this  "the  Old  90's  course"  and  riders  known  to
generate  watts  will  enjoy  this  course.  Racing  starts  at  8:30  a.m. "We  are  excited  to  be  working  with  WHEELpassion  to  bring  competitive  cycling  back  to  downtown  Danbury," said  Josh  Weeks,  Dealer  Principal  for  Danbury  Audi.  "Cycling  has  been  an  important  part  of  our  promotional efforts  for  the  past  four  years  with  our  sponsorship  of  Team  Danbury  Audi.  We  are  looking  forward  to  a  great inaugural  event  and  for  the  criterium  to  become  a  summer  fixture  downtown." "It's  an  exciting  course  that  is  technical  for  the  racers  but  spectator  friendly  and  will  provide  an  exciting  day of  top  class  racing  for  everyone!"  said  Robin  Morton,  Partner  and  Event  Technical  Director  of  g4  Productions. "We  are  pleased  that  the  Danbury  Audi  Race4Scholars  Criterium  is  helping  to  promote  women's  racing  by offering  equal  distances  and  prize  money  for  the  Woman's  Feature  1,  2  &  Pro  event.  The  force  behind  the event  is  WHEELpassion's  mission  of  promoting  a  healthy  lifestyle  by  getting  youth  on  bikes."



43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: (203) 837-9226.

The Moody Blues will perform at 7 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For tickets, go to For more information, visit

Beardsley and Memorial Library - Program: Senior Computer Classes - Winsted


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

Seniors, need help using the internet? Beardsley and Memorial Library is offering a Senior Computer Class in collaboration with Northwestern Community College on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. The class will be held at the Northwestern Connecticut Community College, Learning Resource Center. The class will cover basic usage of the internet and navigation. Call 860-379-6043 to register.This program is free and open to the public.


Litchfield Historical Society - Drop-in Crafts and Games - Weaving


Corner of East & South St., Rte. 63, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501.

Tuesday, Weaving. Learn how to weave! You'll be able to make a woven piece to bring home with you! Between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm for some hands-on summer crafts and games! Each day will be a new craft and games for children and adults of all ages! They will be held outside of the Litchfield History Museum, or if raining, inside the Museum. Suggested $2 donation.