Mattatuck Museum - Meet Me at the Mattatuck: Staff Picks


144 West Main St., Waterbury, CT Phone: (203) 753-0381.

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Free with regular museum admission. Bring a bagged lunch and enjoy the Museum's courtyard and then head inside to cool off for an insider's perspective to the collections and special exhibitions led by curators, collection managers, archivists and educators.

53rd Annual Mark Twain Library Book Fair

08/30/2013 to 09/02/2013

37 Lonetown Rd, Redding, CT Phone: (203) 938-2545.

The Fair is held at the  The Redding Community Center.  Free (except on Friday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am; $15 admission for early buying) All Sale proceeds benefit Mark Twain Library. Description: Established in 1910 by Mark Twain's Daughter Clara Clemens, this is the oldest Book Fair in New England.  Hours & Pricing: Friday, August 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Prices as marked, Saturday, August 31, 9 am to 4 p.m. – Priced as marked, Sunday, September 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – HALF the price marked, Monday, September 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - $5 PER BAG DAY!

Danbury Concerts on the Green


Ives Street and National Place, Danbury, CT Phone: 203-792-1711.

Dr. Ya Ya's Party / Memphis Soul, All concerts free to the public. Opening act beings at 7 p.m.; main performer at 8 p.m.

Lime Rock Park Historic Festival

08/30/2013 to 09/02/2013

497 Lime Rock Rd., Lakeville, CT Phone: 860.435.500.

Twenty-thirteen is a year that marks Buick’s 100th and Aston Martin’s 80th anniversaries, as well as 50-year celebrations for the Porsche 911 and the Lotus Elan. And it was 50 years ago that Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd., was founded.These models and marques will be honored with special exhibit classes and on-track events during the five-day vintage car-and-racing extravaganza, now in its 31st year at Lime Rock Park (itself in its 57th year of operation). Historic Festival 31 Competition Race Groups 1. “Speed and Agility,” small-bore post-war sports and GT cars 2. “The Dawn of Real Performance,” racing and sports cars to 1949 3. “Racing Icons,” the Porsche 911 turns 50 4. “Who Needs Fenders,” built for victory, formula cars to 1965 5. “Built to Win,” sports racers 1950 – 1962 6. “No Holds Barred,” a formula libre category 7. “Wild, Wild Horses,” Big-bore post-war sports and GT cars 8. “Sophisticated and Specialized,” sports racers 1965 – 1976 9. “Fast and Furious,” original Trans-Am cars, 1966 – 1972. Only the Best for Bond,” post-war Aston Martins to 1969 “A Clever Cunningham,” accolades for a very rare breed of American racers “The Marvel of McLaren” “911 Sports and GT Heaven” “The Value of Valves on Top,” 100 years of Buick “Classic & Sports Car Magazine’s Editor’s Choice” “Elan Elation,” Lotus innovation rewarded No other venue in the U.S. has three days of on-track racing sandwiching a prestigious concours event – all on the same property. Since 1983, the East Coast’s premier vintage racing event has been the Historic Festival and its companion “Sunday in the Park Concours” (Sept. 1) at Lime Rock Park. The racing on the track is non-stop from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and Monday, with 800+ cars on display for Sunday in the Park & Gathering of the Marques. More information at

Beardsley and Memorial Library - The Chili Throw Down, Hoe Down!!


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

On Saturday, come join us August 31st 11:00-1:00 for our End of Summer Bash at The Chili Throw Down, Hoe Down!!  Taste and vote for the best Chili Northeast of Texas and learn some basic Western Line Dances.  Bring your Cowboy hat and bandana and join us for a time of laughter, food and dancing!! This program is free and open to the public. This program is made possible by the generous support of the Draper Foundation through the
Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut

Norfolk Historical Society Museum Hosts A Hike through Meekertown


13 Village Green, Norfolk, CT 06058. Phone: 860-542-5761.

Norfolk Historical Society hosts a Hike through Meekertown. 8/31/2013 - 10:00 am. Meet at the Museum  Led by Richard Byrne. Come with appropriate footwear and your lunch.

Roxbury Race Hike River Road Preserve

08/31/2013 to 09/02/2013

River Road, Roxbury, CT Phone: (860) 350-4148.

Hike the River Road Preserve. Circle the pond to the trail entrance at woods' edge. Fly fishing in the Shepaug River. Picnic table at Volunteers Bridge. The bridge connects the River Road Preserve to the Erbacher, Golden Harvest and Orzech Family Preserves.

White Memorial Conservation Center Hosts Ilvi Dulack's Readers's Theater presenting Alice Though the Looking Glass--Litchfield


Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-0857.

On August 31, 2013 at 7PM Ilvi Dulac's Reader's Theater presents Alice Through the Looking Glass at White Memorial Conservation Center.  This presentation by Ilvi Dulac and her band of merrymakers read excerpts from the White's scripts.  Refreshments served.  In the event of rain the program will move to the A.B. Cedar Room.  Membres $20; Non--Members $30.

Lime Rock Park - Historic Festival 31 & Sunday in the Park Concours

08/31/2013 to 09/02/2013

Rte. 112, Lime Rock, CT Phone: 800-RACE-LRP.

NThe largest field of vintage racing cars on the East Coast – 300 plus! – and the famous "Sunday in the Park" Concours and car show make this Labor Day weekend tradition a "must see." Lotus will be a featured marque... and keep your eyes and ears open for who the Honored Guest will be! Fun- and food-filled Midway will have new attractions for 2013, too! Free parking, free paddock access, kids 12 and under free. Call 860.435.5000 or go to