Ansonia Naature Center Program; Firefly Twilight Hike

07/06/2012

10 Deerfield Rd., Ansonia, CT 06401. Phone: 203-736-1053.

The Freight Street Gallery's Handmade Market is a bi-weekly event featuring over 40 artists, artisans, and independent designers from across Connecticut.  Every other Sunday starting on July 8th, from 11am-4pm, the front lawn of the historic Anaconda Building in Waterbury will be transformed into a vibrant market place featuring handcrafted goods, fine art, live music and food vendors.  Enjoy local bands as they play a song you've never heard before.  Find meaningful wedding or housewarming gifts or something uniquely fabulous for yourself while you support the efforts of local painters, photographers, sculptors, jewelers, fashion designers and many more.  Each event will showcase different artisans, so come to all of these one-of-a-kind markets. Those interested in getting involved can visit freightstreetgallery.com/market-sign-up <http://freightstreetgallery.com/market-sign-up  for  more information. Patrons can follow us on facebook and freightstreetgallery.com <http://freightstreetgallery.com>  for weekly updates.

Danbury Summer Concert Series--Phoenix Tree/The Sixties Show

07/06/2012

Bandshell/Danbury Green, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-792-1711.

Festivities on the Danbury Green begin at 7:00 p.m. with headliners taking the stage at 8:00 p.m. For additional information, visitwww.citycenterdanbury.com.

HERITAGE FESTIVAL at Hopkins Vineyard

07/06/2012

25 Hopkins Rd, New Preston, CT Phone: 860-868-7954.

Noon-5pm (Rain date July 8th) Join us for a Colonial Era themed event to celebrate 225 years of Hopkins family ownership of the farm on Lake Waramaug • SAR Color Guard Parade • Refreshments and Baked Goods Available • 18th Century Music by Hanford & Finlay • Quilting Bee, Spinning and Weaving, Candle Making, Rope Making, Black Smithing, Kettle Corn and Open Fire Cooking displays ADMISSION FREE!

Lime Rock Park - American Le Mans Series (ALMS) Presented by Tequila Patron Northeast Grand Prix

07/06/2012

Rte. 112, Lime Rock, CT Phone: 800-RACE-LRP.

The fastest and "greenest" prototypes and GTs the same cars and stars that race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Road Atlanta's Petit Le Mans makes this a frenetically paced two days of outstanding racing. The top LMP prototypes are as sophisticated as an F1 machine, and nowhere else in the northeast will you have the chance to get this close to the cars.

Gunsmoke™ CITYCENTER DANBURY

07/07/2012

Patriot Garage, Danbury, CT Phone: (203) 792 1711.

Gunsmoke, performing on Saturday, July 7th, is celebrating 25 years of entertaining audiences with their brand of Classic Country Music. The Nashville Recording Artists, have been inducted into the Connecticut Country Music Hall of Fame, The Country Music and Dance Hall of Fame in Mount Kisco NY, and elected Band of the Year six years in a row by, The New York Metro CMA. They have performed with musical legends, such as, Willie Nelson, Alan Jackson, Hank Williams Jr., Ray Price, and countless other country legends. They have performed for The President of the United States as well as on the World Famous Ernest Tubb's Midnite Jamboree, in Nashville, TN, following The Grand Ole Opry. This Premier Country Band always brings a refreshing entertaining show for all ages to enjoy. Opening the evening  is The Midnight Blues, and CityCenter Danbury's "Non-Profit in the Spotlight" is The Youth Volunteer Corps of Western Connecticut. Performances begin at 7 pm, with headliners taking the stage at 8 pm. Parking is readily available at the Patriot Garage (but not on the roof!) and the concerts are elevator accessible. You can find tasty treats to snack on around the Green, including CityCenter Danbury's most recent eaterie, Ortega's.  For more information,  call CityCenter Danbury at (203) 792 1711. Follow the balloons from the Green to the top of

Hollister House Garden Hosts An Evening With Friends--Washington,CT

07/07/2012

300 Nettleton Hollow Rd., Washington, CT 06794. Phone: 860-868-2200.

Horticultural enthusiasts and bon vivants are cordially invited to savor the magic of Twilight in the Garden in the cool of the evening from 6 to 8 pm on Saturday, July 7 at Hollister House Garden.  Rain date is Sunday, July 8. In a remarkable setting of spectacular views in all directions and the company of like-minded gardeners and friends, Twilight in the Garden guests will be treated to a selection of wines, cheeses and
hors d’oeuvres.  Stars of the very English garden at its early-summer peak are an exuberant abundance of daylilies, hydrangeas and old-fashioned phlox, plus various other happy plants spilling onto walkways, tumbling over walls and climbing up arches. Dahlias add masses of color and also offer quiet moments in certain places in the garden that are surrounded by a profusion of texture and form.   A 33-year labor of love by Washington resident George Schoellkopf, gardener extraordinaire and respected Early American antiques dealer, the romantic Hollister House Garden is beautifully situated on a 25-acre sloping hillside behind a rambling 18th century farmhouse.  The garden ‘s intimate outdoor spaces, bordered by dramatic hedges and refined landscaping , are lavishly planted with both common and exotic species in often surprising color combinations and open onto stunning vistas. Like many great gardens, it continues to be a work in progress with a new ornamental kitchen garden.  Hollister House Garden is one of only 16 exceptional gardens currently designated a Preservation Project by the Garden Conservancy, whose mission is to identify and preserve important and historically significant gardens across America for the education and enjoyment of the public.  Hollister House in 2010 achieved its prestigious listing on the National Register of Historic Places and the property was also named a Town Landmark Site by the Town of Washington. The Twilight in the Garden party is priced at $25 per person/$45 per couple, or for HHG members at $20 person/$35 per couple. Reservations must be made in advance either on the Special Events page of the website at www.hollisterhousegarden.org.

24th Annual Summer Pops

07/07/2012

Woodbury Hollow, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-574-4283.

On Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 6PM at Woodbury Hollow (Rain Date:  July 8 at 6PM) the 24th Annual Summer Pops hosted by the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra will take place.  Grab your icnic basket and bring your friends for an evening of Big Band Swing Music.  Advance Tickets $10; $15 Day of Event.  Children Free.

New Milford Fireworks Celebration--On The Green

07/07/2012

On The Green, New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-354-6080.

New Milford Fireworks Celebration on Saturday July 7, 2012 -- Schedule of Events--Downtown New Milford--Sponsored by the Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce. CROSSOVER CLOSED IN CENTER OF GREEN 4:45 PM   I-95Van will set-up on Bank Street (near Bank Street Theater) 5:00 PM.  Fireworks starts around 9:30PM at Full Dark.  Rain date: Fireworks only Sunday, July 8th.  Fireworks will start on Fort Hill/Still Meadow.  Patriotic Music will play on Bank St. courtesy of I-95.

Danbury Summer Concert Series--The Midnight Blues/Gunsmoke

07/07/2012

Bandshell/Danbury Green, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-792-1711.

Festivities on the Danbury Green begin at 7:00 p.m. with headliners taking the stage at 8:00 p.m. For additional information, visitwww.citycenterdanbury.com.

Music Mountain Saturday Twilight Concerts--Falls Village

07/07/2012

Route 7, Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-7126.

SATURDAY, JULY 7, 6:30PM--The Hartt School's Jackie Mclean,Institute of Jazz,A Jazz Exrtravaganza; ExtraordinaryCombos performing Great Standards & Contemporary Jazz.