Eric Sloane - Free Celebrate the Sky Day at Eric Sloane Museum


31 Kent-Cornwall Road, Rte. 8, Kent, CT Phone: (860) 927-3849.

The Eric Sloane Museum and Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum invite the public to come celebrate the sky at the Eric Sloane Museum between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 23rd. Our season of celebrating Sloane’s love of the sky continues as we celebrate his passion of the sky in an interactive ways. In addition to our distinguished guests: Mike Cameron, a meteorologist for Channel 3, WFSB, Jack Borden and president of For Spacious Skies, and John Pawloski, President of the Connecticut Antique Machinery Association and founder of the Connecticut Museum of Mining and Mineral Science  there will be craft activities including making rain gauges, pinwheels, toy kite, paper airplanes and other crafts. This event and admission to the museum are free for the day. Visit the website for more information.

Warner Theatre - 9th Annual Northwest Idol Finals


68 Main Street, Torrington, CT Phone: 860-489-7180.

At 7 p.m. 12 contestants will be competing for this year's title.  All contestants will perform with the Opening Night Band. Cash prizes and gift certificates will be awarded to the top three finishers. Tickets are $10 plus applicable fees and are available t he Warner box office or by calling 860-489-718.

Naugatuck Historical Society - Art Festival on the Green


195 Water Street, Naugatuck, CT Phone: 203-729-9039 .

11 a.m. to 8 p.. Art Festival on the Green. Come join us on the green for some fun.  Museum will be closed for the Festival.

Osborne Homestead Museum and Gardens, Kellogg Estate - Victorian Tea Etiquette & Tea Tasting


500 Hawthorne Avenue , Derby, CT Phone: (203) 734-2513 .

Glimpse into the world of Victorian culture through the simulation of a tea party and taste the delightful and exotic flavors of teas!   Visitors will go back in time to the late Victorian Era (1837-1901) when Frances Osborne Kellogg would have been a young lady hosting and going to tea parties.  The workshop will be held at the Kellogg Environmental Center from 1 PM to 2:30PM on Saturday, August 23, 2014.
During the workshop, visitors will learn the history of tea, the types of tea services, and Victorian tea etiquette. They will taste a variety of black teas ranging from the citrusy Earl & Lady Grey teas to the malty, rich Assam tea varieties. Also antique tea sets from the Osborne Homestead Museum will be on display.  At the end of the program, visitors can take home handcrafted teas and teabags and information on other uses of tea.  

Refreshments will be provided, and there is a $5 registration fee.  To register and for more information, please call (203) 734-2513 or email  The Kellogg Environmental Center, operated by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, is located on 500 Hawthorne Avenue in Derby, CT, and open 9:00AM to 4:30PM, Tuesday through Saturday.  

Litchfield History Museum - July and August Walking Tour - West Street


On The Green, Rte. 63, 7 South St.,, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501.

The Litchfield Historical Society continues its annual walking tours with some exciting topics being covered in July and August. During each tour, a museum educator or guest tour guide offers participants a new way to look at their surroundings with themed walks through Litchfield’s history. Each tour lasts about an hour—make sure to bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable shoes! Tours begin at 10:00 am and leave from the Litchfield History Museum.

Saturday, August 23rd: West Street - Did you know that there used to be a playhouse on Litchfield’s West Street? Or a grand hotel on the site of Center School? Join an educator on a tour through Litchfield’s historic business center and beyond. We will discuss the street’s residents, summer destinations, stores, and how the area has changed over time.

This program is free for members and $10 for non-members; registration is required. Please call (860) 567-4501 or email to register.

White Silo Farm & Winery Holds Blackberry Festival--Sherman

08/23/2014 to 08/24/2014

32 Route 37 East, Sherman, CT 06784. Phone: 860-355-0271.

On Saturday, August 23, 2014 and Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 12-5PM the White Silo Farm & Winery will hold its annual Blackberry Festival.  Come and enjoy the wine and relax with friends at this great event.

H.O.R.S.E. - Volunteer Picnic/Adopters Reunion - Washington


43 Wilbur Road,, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-1960.

Volunteer Picnic/Adopters Reunion- Saturday August 23, 2014. 11AM - 3PM. Bring pictures of your horses to share and your bathing suit to swim!

Pet Blessing at United Methodist Church--Torrington


21 Fern Drive, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-8084.

On Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 9:30AM the First United Methodist Church will hold its annual Blessing of the Pets. All are welcome.

29th Annual Sock Hop & Car Show--Prospect


On The Green, Prospect, CT 06712.

On Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 1-6PM On The Green in Prospect the 29th Annual Sock Hop & Car Show will be held.  Trophies presented at 5:30PM.  50s and 60s music provided by The Rockin Heartbeats and The Sharades.  Great food and drinks.  Dash plaques to first 500 cars.  Free admission.  Organized by the Office of the Mayor and the Prospect Car Owners Association.

38th Annual Book Sale at Norfolk Library


9 Greenwoods Road East, Norfolk, CT 06058. Phone: 860-542-5075.

On Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 10AM to 4PM at Norfolk Library the 38th Annual Book Sale will be held.  There will be thousands of books donated from Norfolk's private libraries available, including rare and signed first editions.  Many large photography, art architecture and garden books, children's picture books, cook books, current hardback fiction and non-fiction books all ready for purchase.