Winchester Grange Strawberry Festival


100 Newfield Rd., Winchester, CT

2-5 pm. at Winchester Grange Hall. The largest servings of Strawberry Shortcake for miles! Come early as we always sell out.



325 Cornwall Bridge Road, Sharon, CT Phone: (860) 364-0520 x 105.

Explore the amazing world of wild mushrooms with David Paton on Sunday, June 18th from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Sharon Audubon Center, located at 325 Cornwall Bridge Road (Route 4) in Sharon, CT. Participants will learn to identify some of the local fungi, including delicious edibles and medicinal mushrooms, as well as the dangerous poisonous varieties. Wear clothing and footwear for the outdoors. Bring a good magnifying glass if you have one. Admission is $10 for Audubon members and $15 for non-members, children under 12 free. Pre-registration is recommended, but not required. Contact the Audubon Center at (860) 364-0520 x115 to register.

Little Britches 5th Annual 5K Walk/Run


00 Main St. South, Bridgewater, CT Phone: (860) 350-5050.

Bridgwater Pavilion – 9:30 AM Start. Race Day Parking at 100 Main St. South (Rte 133), Bridgewater CT

New England Railroad Museum Summer Scenic Train Rides


242 East Main St, Thomaston, CT Phone: 860-283-7245.

Join us as we travel through the beautiful Naugatuck Valley, following the Naugatuck River on our historic, 1920's era passenger cars pulled by one of our vintage diesel locomotives. On this ride you will experience breathtaking views from the Thomaston Dam and ride alongside the Naugatuck River, all while being able to listen to the telling of our region's rich railroading history. Board your train at our historic 1881 Thomaston Station.

Cornwall Historical Society Whose Mission?


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

2 pm. Town Hall. Join us for a series of lectures by five speakers on different facets of the history of the Foreign Mission School. This program is free to the public, refreshments will be served.

Music Mountain Intimate Concert


225 Music Mountain Rd, Falls Village, CT Phone: 860-824-7126.

3 pm. Alexander Fiterstein, Clarinet, Michael Brown, Piano, Nicholas Canellakis, Cello Beethoven: Clarinet Trio in B Flat Major, Opus 11 (1797) (4), Two Klezmer Works for Clarinet Trio (1), Stutschewsky: Hasidic Fantasy (1956) Zhurbin (Ljova): Klezmer Hora (2014), Debussy: Premiere Rhapsody for Clarinet & Piano (1910) (1), Brahms: Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Opus 114 (1891) (6)

Father’s Day @ The MATT


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

1-3 pm.  Children and dads, uncles, grandpas or any special adult can come and have a ball @ The MATT with baseball inspired activities and art projects with a Museum Educator! Free with regular admission. In conjunction with Yankees or Red Sox: America's Greatest Rivalry



300 Nettleton Hollow Rd., Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-2200.

5 pm - 6 pm. Hollister House Garden invites garden and music enthusiasts to celebrate the official beginning of summer with a concert presented by The New Baroque Soloists led by creative director, Douglas Myers. 'Festive Music for the Summer Solstice' also known as 'Music in the Garden' will be held on the main lawn of the garden on Sunday, June 18th at 5pm. All are invited to bring a picnic – rose wine and sparkling water are provided. Do bring a chair or a blanket!

Barnes Memorial Nature Center Father’s Day, Snakes, Scales and Wildlife


175 Shrub Rd, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-583-1234.

12:30pm – 3:00 pm It's Fathers Day! Bring the family and celebrate by visiting with snakes and other creatures up close and personal! Admission: $5 per person and dads get in FREE

Lake Compounce Father's Day


186 Enterprise Dr, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-583-3300 (Offices open at 9am).

Dads, we have you covered. We know all you want to do on your special day is to spend time with your family. Our Father's Day celebration will take place on Sunday June 18th and feature FREE beer tasting from local Connecticut craft breweries and a car show! Then take the whole family over to Phobia and conquer New England's first triple steel coaster together!