Storytelling Hour

08/18/2017 to 08/18/2017

38 Curtis Road, PO Box 1260, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

Come in every Friday in August (except the 4th) to hear more traditional Native American stories!

Included in the price of admission: $10 Adults; $8 Seniors; $6 Children; IAIS members free.

Forever Grateful Music Festival

08/18/2017 to 08/19/2017

43 Lake Ave Ext, Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: 2038379226.

CELEBRATING THE MUSIC AND CULTURE OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD AND BEYOND! Calling all Dead Heads:  Join us at Ives Concert Park on Friday night, August 18th with doors opening at 6 p.m., all day Saturday, August 19th from 1 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., or on both days!The festival includes tribute sets to The Allman Brothers, Bob Marley, Jerry Garcia Band, Grateful Dead and original home grown acts that will keep you shaking and grooving all day, all night! Advance tickets are available on$15 for Friday Night only $25 for Saturday only $55 for the VIP package which includes entry for Friday and Saturday, Forever Grateful Lanyard, reserved seating in front of both stages, 1 food item from one vendor, and 1 beverage of your choice. Event is rain or shine.  No refunds.



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

8 pm. Main Stage. A Brooklyn teenager feels his only chance to succeed is as the king of the disco floor. His carefree youth and weekend dancing help him to forget the reality of his bleak life.

Ye Olde Tyme Outhouse at Kent's Eric Sloane Museum


Kent, CT Phone: 860-927-3849.

The Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum will sponsor a program Ye Olde Tyme Outhouse on Saturday, August 9th at 10:00 AM. Historian Georg Papp will bring outhouse models representing separate eras in addition to display boards, photos and articles. This talk will be informative as well as entertaining with some American history mixed in. The lecture is free but donations on behalf of the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum are welcome.

Lourdes in Litchfield Shrine A Summer Evening at Montfort House


83 Montfort Rd., Litchfield, CT

Join us for a fundraising event on the terraces of Montfort House, with cocktails and fine hors d'oeuvres from local produce. Contact Lori Buchas at 860 485-0279 or

Bethel DisH Liv(ing) Walking Tours


Bethel, CT Phone: (475) 289 3113. .

Established to walk the sidewalks of downtown Danbury, CT, DisH Liv(ing) Walking Tours has expanded to take a peek at its neighboring downtown community of Bethel. On Saturday August 19th, 11:00am to 1:00pm, host Ted Killmer, a downtown Danbury resident, will introduce walkers to a Bethel book store that specializes in all things Connecticut, artisanal makers of 3D chocolates, a mural that celebrates the town's famed P.T. Barnum's Jumbo, a fascinating story about a doughboy that became a lamp, a circus school that really sparks, and more. The Walk is FREE, though tips are welcomed. As much as possible, stops are wheelchair accessible, family friendly, and do not require difficult climbs. To participate, reservations are required. RSVP to with your name, the number in your party, and a phone contact, or call (475) 289 3113. A confirmation will let you know where to meet. The itinerary remains, appropriately, to be discovered.

White Memorial Foundation Conservation Center Exploring the Lake Trail with Gerri Griswold


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

The Lake Trail is chock full of wonders including the ice house ruins, abundant bird and amphibian life and so much more! You KNOW a treat awaits you at the end of your journey! 10:00 A.M, Meet in front of A.B. Ceder Room. FREE... Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Artists on Artists: Exhibition Tour


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

3-4 pm. Artists on Artists: led by Aldrich teaching artist Jahmane Enjoy free admission to The Aldrich on the third Saturday of each month! Bring the whole family to take part in an engaging and unique exploration of the current exhibitions, hearing fascinating insights and perspectives from artists, about artists.

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Third Saturdays


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

Third Saturdays Saturday, August 19, 2017, 10 am to 3 pm 10 am to 12 noon; children ages 2 to 5 1 to 3 pm; children ages 6 to 10. Free for visitors of all ages. Inspired by the mind-maps in Beth Campbell's exhibition, My Potential Future Past, experiment with linear drawings with light-colored media on dark paper, and work with light-weight wire to create mobiles that appear like chandeliers, root systems, or a family tree.

Scoville Memorial Library Saturday Movie in the Children's Room: My Neighbor Totoro


38 Main St, Salisbury, CT Phone: 860-435-2838.

4 pm.  After a day in the sun, come with the kids and watch "My Neighbor Totoro" on the big screen at the library! Rated PG. We'll have free popcorn and juice. A family favorite, the story follows two sisters who find themselves sharing a forest with Totoro, a giant rabbity creature who is the local forest god. Totoro leads them on a series of Alice in Wonderland-like adventures. Throw in a Cat Bus (a bus that is a cat), soot sprites and and a tear-jerking tale of two young girls with an ailing mother and you'll begin to understand some of the wide appeal of the film.