White Memorial Foundation Yoga in the Garden

08/16/2017

80 Whitehall Road, Litchfield, CT

In the garden behind the White Memorial museum, we will practice gentle, Vinyasa yoga as we listen to the birds, feel the morning breezes, and celebrate the warmth of the summer sun. Class will be followed by a brief guided meditation for those who would like to participate. This is an all levels, all ages program and requires no prior yoga or meditation experience! Recent studies have shown the benefits of yoga, which include stress reduction, improvement in strength, flexibility, and balance. Please bring a mat and water (and sunscreen/bug repellant if desired). 8:00 A. M. – 9:00 A.M., Each class is $10. Come to one, several, or all!! A portion of these proceeds will go to the White Memorial Conservation Center. For information, Please call 860-309-9489.

Litchfield Concerts on the Green

08/16/2017

On the Green, Litchfield, CT

6:30 pm. August 16 – Switch Factory. Bring a folding chair, sit back and relax for a quintessential New England evening. The concerts are free, no pets are allowed on the green, unless they are service dogs.

Ridgefield Playhouse The Beach Boys

08/16/2017

80 E Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5795.

7:30 pm. Grab your boards and get ready for some good vibrations!

Bristol Historical Society SENDING A LETTER: A HISTORY OF THE US POST OFFICE BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR

08/17/2017

98 Summer St, Bristol, CT

7-9 pm. In the early 19th century, America was far from either the largest or richest country in the world, but its postal service was already by far the biggest on the planet. This examination of the early American mail system, its significance and how it worked, includes a concrete look at how a letter went from sender to addressee in the early 1800s, and how the Post office grew and changed as it shaped America.

Mattatuck Museum Memories @ The MATT: Gallery Tour and Lunch

08/17/2017

144 West Main St., Waterbury, CT

10 am. Visitors are invited to participate in an engaging gallery tour and art activity developed for people with dementia and their care-givers. Complimentary lunch included. RSVP to Carolyn DeRocco at cderocco@alz.org or 203-623-5407. Free with registration.

White Memorial Foundation Conservation Center Children's Free Week

08/17/2017 to 08/23/2017

80 Whitehall Road, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0857.

Free admission to children ages twelve and under when accompanied by an adult.

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Afternoon Studios: Layered Landscapes

08/17/2017

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

2-4 pm. Experiment with tape and paint to create a bright, summery environment. How can you layer colors and materials to design a forest, beach, park, or another outdoor space?

Oliver Wolcott Library Cooking For Picasso: A Novel with Author Camille Aubray

08/17/2017

160 South Street, Litchfield, CT

7-8 pm. The French Riviera, spring 1936: Pablo Picasso is at a momentous crossroads in his personal and professional life - and for him, art and women are always entwined. The spirited Ondine, a 17-year old who cooks with her mother in the kitchen of their family-owned Café Paradis, chafing under her family's authority and nursing a broken heart, is just beginning to discover her own talents and appetites. Her encounter with Picasso will continue to affect her life for many decades onward. New York, present day: Céline learns that her grandmother Ondine once cooked for Picasso and embarks on a voyage to the very town where Ondine and Picasso first met where she discovers truths about art, culture, cuisine, and love that enable her to embrace her own future. A wine & cheese reception will follow. The Hickory Stick Bookshop will provide books for sale & signing. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Southbury Concert Series

08/17/2017

775 Main Street South, Southbury, CT

6-8 pm. Willie & Jan Band Concert at the Gazebo Southbury Green Summer Concert Series Music presents Willie & Jan Band playing country, folk & rock. Blankets and chairs are welcome. All concerts will be weather permitting.

Imagine Nation -Trash to Tunes

08/17/2017

One Pleasant St, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-314-1400.

11-12. Using a wide array of instruments, Dennis Waring weaves fun and fascinating tales of the origin of music and how cultures through time utilized their natural environment for making fantastic sound-making devices.