Institute for American Indian Studies - Artifact Identification Day - Washington

06/01/2014

38 Curtis Rd., Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-0518.

Sunday, June 1st 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Did your spring cleaning uncover mystery items that you think might have been made by Native Americans? Bring your local stone arti- facts or American Indian cultural items to IAIS for identification by IAIS Director of Research and Collections, Dr. Lucianne Lavin, a specialist in Eastern Woodland material culture. Limit 12 items per person please. Fee: Included in regular museum admission: $8 Adults; $6 Seniors; $5 Children; IAIS Members Free.

Duckday Race on the Naugatuck River

06/01/2014

90 Maple Street, Naugatuck, CT Phone: 203.729.4511.

Corporate Race, Duck Decoration Contest, Duck tank, duck race, haunted house, games, food and crafts. Event starts at 11 a.m.

Naugatuck River Duck Race Festival

06/01/2014

195 Water Street, Naugatuck, CT Phone: 203-513-8690.

This is a street festival with previous crowd estimates as high as 15,000.

Brookfield Museum and Historical Society - Forsaken Heroes of the Pacific War: One Man’s True Story

06/02/2014

165 Whisconer Roa, Brookfield, CT Phone: (203)740-8140 .

On Monday evening, June 2, 2014 at 7:30 PM, in conjunction with the recent Memorial Day commemoration, the Brookfield Historical Society will host a lecture and book signing at the Brookfield Museum. Danbury authors, Don Morrow and co-writer Kevin Moore, will discuss the story of WWII Japanese captive, U.S. Army Major Albert Brown, whose life and wartime experiences are documented in their publication, Forsaken Hero’s of the Pacific War: One Man’s True Story. The program is free and complimentary refreshments will be served. The Museum is located at the intersection of Routes 25 and 133 in Brookfield Center. For more information on other upcoming programs of the Brookfield Historical Society log onto www.brookfieldcthistory.org.

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: Libby Speaks: The Wit and Wisdom of the World's Wisest Dog--Litchfield

06/02/2014

160 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8030.

On Monday, June 2, 2014 from1:30 to 2:30PM at the Oliver Wolcott Library Author John Sheirer will talk about his latest book:  Libby Speaks: The Wit & Wisdom of the World's Wisest Dog.  A happy and lovable Border Terrier gives us her gift of insight about life's mysteries.  Check JohnSheirer.com for further information. 

Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society - 15th Annual Summer Lectures series "First Tuesdays At 7 p.m. New England's Other Witch Hunt

06/03/2014

South Canaan Meetinghouse, Rte. 7 & 63, Falls Village, CT Phone: 860-824-8226.

The Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society will be presenting it's 15th annual summer lectures series "First Tuesdays@7" beginning Tuesday June 3rd at the South Canaan Meetinghouse located at the intersection of Routes 7 & 63 in Falls Village, CT.  Our opening speaker will be Walt Woodward the CT state historian.  His lecture will be "New England's Other Witch Hunt".  These lectures are one hour in duration and begin at 7:00 and are followed by light refreshments.  The lectures are free and open to the public.  For further info please contact the Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society at fvchs8226@gmail.com or 860-824-8226.

Wisdom House Seven-Circuit Labyrinth — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

06/03/2014 to 06/03/2014

229 E. Litchfield Rd, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3163.

The labyrinth at Wisdom House is open for walks during the daytime, weather permitting.  Summer guided labyrinth walks include introduction, video, labyrinth walk and reflection time. Individuals and small groups are welcome.

Donation: $5

Indian Rock Nature Preserve - WARBLER WEDNESDAY

06/04/2014

501 Wolcott Rd., Bristol, CT Phone: 860-583-1234 .

7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Take advantage of what the Spring Bird Migration has to offer and join birders of all ability levels as we explore the Barnes Nature Center or Indian Rock Nature Preserve each week for spring migrants and resident birds.  Walks will be led by experienced birders: including Executive Director, Scott Heth, birder and bird bander, Laurie Fortin and other bird experts from our community.  Rain will cancel.  Wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for trail walking.  Bring binoculars.  A limited number of loaner binoculars will be available. FREE for Members $5.00/per person for Non-Members.  We will meet at: The Fuller F. Barnes Education Center (upper parking lot, new building)



Oliver Wolcott Library Program: Author Molleen Theodore: A History of Modern Art--Litchfield

06/04/2014

160 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8030.

On Wednesday, June 4, 2014 from 7-8PM Author Molleen Theodore will discuss her new book: A History of Modern Art.  In this lecture, co-sponsored with the Yale Club of NWCT, Molleen Theodore will trace a history of modern art, looking at specific works, collections, and exhibitions beginning in he late nineteenth century.    Theodore is the Assistant Curator of Programs at the Yale University Art Gallery and a lecturer in the Education Department at the Museum of Modern Art.  Space is limited. Registration is required. 

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: Ukraine: UP Close from Far Away with Judy and Tom Hogan-Litchfield

06/05/2014

160 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8030.

On Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 7-8PM at the Oliver Wolcott Library join Judy and Tom Hogan for a program:  Ukraine: Up Cluse from Far Away.  The Hogans were teachers with the Peace Corp teachers program from 2003-2005.  Their views are based on interactions and observations gathered while living first in the village of Kalynivka, near Kiev in central Ukraine, and later in the small city of Khust in the Carpathian Mountain region of Southwest Ukraine.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.