J. Seitz & Co. - Dog Days of Summer - New Preston

06/28/2014

9 East Shore Rd., New Preston, CT Phone: 860-868-0119.

A rescue event hosted by Designer John Bartlett at J. Seitz & Co. Saturday June 28th, 2014 1PM-4PM. The Little Guild of St Francis will have six dogs for adoption under our backyard tent at J. Seitz.  People interested in adopting can be pre approved by Little Guild before the event.  We will have a "Doggie Kissing Booth" as well as raffle prizes and John's fabulous tees for sale. Proceeds to benefit the LGSF. Need more information? Call Amanda Seitz at 860-868-0119.  RAIN OR SHINE.

Danbury Museum & Historical Society - QUINTESSENTIAL QUILTS: Piecing Together Danbury History

06/28/2014

43 Main Street, Danbury, CT Phone: 203.743.5200.

QUINTESSENTIAL QUILTS: Piecing Together Danbury History. NEW EXHIBIT OPENS SATURDAY, JUNE 28 at 10:00 a.m. This FREE exhibit focuses on the stellar collection of handmade quilts in the museum's collection, all made between the 18th and 20th centuries by local residents. Each one tells a poignant story about Danbury's people and its past. One crazy quilt, for instance, crafted by sisters Laura and Flora Morgan of Bethel, was made from Danbury hat factory scraps. The exhibition opens with the roots of the craft in the 18th and 19th centuries and moves on to highlight the rising popularity of quilt making as an artistic endeavor in the 20th century.
 

42nd Annual Reggae Festival - Woodbury Ski and Skate Park

06/28/2014

Rte. 47, 785 Washington Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: (203) 263-2203.

42nd  ANNUAL REGGAE FEST Live and Outdoors!! Rain or Shine Saturday 9 a.m.  Our Reggae Festival started its roots in 1973 and has grown into a long lasting tradition. This year Woodbury Ski Area will transform into the Summer Event of the year with Live music, Summer Tubing, Zorbing, Zip-Lining, Hiking, Creek side picnicking, nearby camping, Food, Arts & Craft vendors and much more.    Bring your blankets and coolers and come out to Woodbury Ski Area's 42nd Annual Reggae Festival! Live music.

Camping is available for the nights of Friday, June 27, and Sat., June 28th.  The Reggae Festival this year includes artists New Kingston, Papa Bigggie, Eric Smith and the Mighty Roots, Marley Richard Band, Ras Majesty and the New Vibrations Band, Philly and more.  Those seeking more information call  203-263-2205,  email:  info@woodburyskiarea,com, or visit the website.

Danbury Candlewood Park Fireworks

06/28/2014

Candlewood Lake, Danbury Bay, Danbury, CT

Annual Fireworks at Candlewood Lake, Danbury Bay are scheduled fo June 28th with rain date on June 29th. Fireworks start at dusk.

J. Seitz & Co. - Dog Days of Summer - New Preston

06/28/2014

9 East Shore Road, New Preston, CT Phone: 860-868-0119.

A rescue event hosted by Designer John Bartlett at J. Seitz & Co. Saturday June 28th, 2014 1PM-4PM. The Little Guild of St Francis will have six dogs for adoption under our backyard tent at J. Seitz.  People interested in adopting can be pre approved by Little Guild before the event.  We will have a "Doggie Kissing Booth" as well as raffle prizes and John's fabulous tees for sale. Proceeds to benefit the LGSF. Need more information? Call Amanda Seitz at 860-868-0119. Held rain or shine.

Gunn Memorial Library Program: The Beginning of the End: The Origins of World War One

06/28/2014

5 Wykeham Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7586.

GUNN MUSEUM--The Beginning of the End: the Origins of World War One--Saturday, June 28, 11:00am in the Wykeham Room. Dr. Michael Nolan, a professor of European History at Western Connecticut State University, will present a lecture to mark the 100th anniversary, to the day, of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of the Austrian Empire. On June 28, 1914, Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated during a visit to the city of Sarajevo by a Serbian nationalist who was a Black Hand Terrorist. This was the catalyst of WWI, a four-year event that claimed the lives of over 10 million soldiers and 7 million civilians around the globe. Dr. Nolan will discuss the contentious years leading up to the assassination, how the events of that day unfolded, the impact the resulting war had on the 20th century, and who was really to blame for the start of the war, the answer to which is not perfectly clear and has vexed historians for the past century.

Ives Concert Park Mighty Ploughboy Nation 2

06/28/2014

Driftway Road, Danbury, CT

1:30 Gate - 2 p.m. show. FREE. The Mighty Ploughboys are one of those bands that make you want to be Irish! A five-piece rock powerhouse out of Danbury that blends a classic rock style with hints of traditional Irish music to create an eclectic style that could be classified in its own genre. Their newest, self-titled release is, in a word - addictive. Mighty Ploughboys will challenge the way you think of Irish or Celtic rock bands because this new record has something for everyone – you will find yourself listening to it over and over. Now, they will be running the largest, free Irish Rock Concert in Connecticut "Mighty Ploughboy Nation 2," starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, at Ives Concert Park.

Danbury Museum & Historical Society Presents New Exhibit: Quintessential Quilts: Piecing Together Danbury History

06/28/2014

43 Main St,, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-743-5200.

On Saturday, June 28th at 10:00 a.m., the Danbury Museum & Historical Society will be unveiling their new exhibit – Quintessential Quilts: Piecing Together Danbury History.  It will be on display through November 1, 2014 in Huntington Hall. This FREE exhibit focuses on the stellar collection of handmade quilts in the museum's collection, all made between the 18th and 20th centuries by local residents. Each one tells a poignant story about Danbury's people and its past. One crazy quilt, for instance, crafted by sisters Laura and Flora Morgan of Bethel, was made from Danbury hat factory scraps. The exhibition opens with the roots of the craft in the 18th and 19th centuries and moves on to highlight the rising popularity of quilt making as an artistic endeavor in the 20th century. A number of events will be held in conjunction with the exhibit, including two programs by quilt historian and author, Sue Reich on July 19 and October 25; a Quilting Fabric Swap on August 16; and a series of four PBS film showings related to the art and history of quilting. "We're thrilled to be sharing these wonderful quilts from our collection with the public.  Perhaps attendees will find one gifted by an ancestor or be inspired to start a quilt project of their own.  We have a great lineup of free events throughout the run of the exhibit as well and we look forward to welcoming visitors to the museum," said Brigid Guertin, Executive Director of the Danbury Museum & Historical Society. Raffle tickets are now on sale for a beautiful, one-of-a-kind quilt, made by Joretta Kilcourse, President of the Friends of the Danbury Museum & Historical Society. Tickets are only $5.00 each and all proceeds benefit the DMHS. A winner will be drawn at the end of the exhibit and just in time for the winter weather months.

Ives Concert Park: Summer Concert Series: The Mighty Ploughboys Nation 2

06/28/2014

43 Lake Ave. Ext., Danbury, CT Phone: 203-837-8486.

The concert is free and the public is invited. For more information visit the website. 

Newtown Historical Society-- 18th Annual House and Garden Tour - “Mainly Main Street”

06/28/2014

44 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-4533.

Visit memorable homes and hidden gardens of the Historic District from 11am to 5 pm on Saturday, June 28, for the Newtown Historical Society’s 2014 House & Garden Tour. Most featured properties are only a short stroll along Newtown’s wide Main Street punctuated by its tall center flagpole. Tour stops include the following houses and their beautifully maintained gardens:  an exquisite 18th Century Colonial with Victorian renovations; an imposing 2nd Empire Victorian with Mansard roof dated 1869; an 1849 post and beam Colonial on a quiet side street; and an inspired renovation with extensive landscaping, pool deck and spa just a short drive away. Two remarkable private gardens will be opened as well as the Dooryard Garden of our Matthew Curtiss House Museum and the Pleasance, a stunning public garden. Newtown’s beautifully restored 1792 Meeting House topped by its iconic gilded rooster weathervane is also on our tour this year.  The Inn at Newtown is offering ticketholders a 10 percent discount on lunch. Tickets purchased before Saturday, June 28 will cost $25 for adults and $10 for children, ages 8 to 12.  Advance tickets are available online at www.newtownhistory.org  as well as Everything Newtown, the CH Booth Library, and the Newtown UPS Store. On the day of the tour, tickets may only be purchased between 10 am and 2 pm at the Matthew Curtiss House, 44 Main Street, and they will cost $30 for adults and $15 for children. The tour takes place rain or shine.