Hickory Stick Bookshop Hosts Author Philip Delves Broughton: Charlie Whistler: Omnium Gatherum--Washington,CT


2 Green Hill Rd., Washington Depot, CT 06794. Phone: 860-868-0525.

Author Philip Delves Broughton will discuss and sign his new book, Charlie Whistler's Omnium Gatherum (Harper, $29.99), at The Hickory Stick Bookshop on Saturday, July 2nd at 4pm.

New Milford Fireworks Celebration


Main Street, New Milford, CT

6:30 - 10 pm. rain date of Friday, July 29th.

Lake Compounce Hosts Fireworks for the Fourth of July--Bristol


822 Lake Ave., Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-583-3300.

Fireworks for the Fourth! Celebrate America at America's longest running amusement park! Join us for our annual Independence celebration as we illuminate the night with fireworks and a laser light show for the fourth. The fireworks will be launched between 9:30 and 10:00pm from across the lake, get a spot on the beach for early for the best view. Raindate 7/8.

Roxbury Land Trust

07/02/2016 to 07/04/2016

Lower River Road., Roxbury, CT Phone: 860-354-0089.

Dawn to Dusk. Hike the River's Edge Preserve. Self- guiding. Access: Off Lower River Road. Park at gate and walk in 50 yards along road bed. Turn left at large boulder with blue arrow. Trail: 1-mile loop, moderate with steep climbs and narrow paths, some along river's edge. Loop crosses Sherman Park field and continues up hillside. Features: Meadow, sweeping bend of the Shepaug River.

Beardsley & Memorial Library Program: Hiking the Appalachian Trail--Winsted


40 Munro Place, Winsted, CT 06098. Phone: 860-379-6043.

Hiking the Appalachian Trial – Join Sam Ducharme as he takes you through the trail towns, over the mountaintops and through the backcountry of the Appalachian Trail, at Beardsley and Memorial Library on Saturday, July 2, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. Those who attend this program will be treated to a modern day adventure. In March last year, Sam Ducharme set out on a 2180 mile, 14 state backpacking trip from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mt. Katahdin Maine. During his six month journey he documented the rugged beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, the wildlife, the hardships encountered on the trail, as well as the people, culture and humanity at its finest. The images and stories will leave you with a renewed awe of the beauty of our country and its people. You will also see his gear, how he cooked, and hear what it is like sleeping in a hammock for six months through three seasons. This program is free and open to the public.

White Flower Farm Hosts 2nd Annual Hyrangea Garden Talk & Tour--Litchfield


Route 63, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8789.

On July 2, 2016 the 2nd Annual Hydrangea Garden Talk & Tour at White Flower Farm will take place at 10AM.  Flower arrangement demo on how to add spice to your garden bouquets.  Tour of the gardens.  Rain or shine. 

Music Mountain 2016 Saturday Twilight Series--Swingtime Big Band--Falls Village


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

The Twilight series features concerts of Jazz, Big Band, Cabaret, Country, Folk, Opera, and Gilbert & Sullivan. Our Saturday evening twilight concerts allow you to tap your toes in your seat or while dancing on our outdoor dance floor! Saturday, July 2, 6:30 PM--Buy Tickets Online--Swingtime Big Band--By George! – Big Band Gershwin. For their ninth annual visit to Music Mountain, Swingtime celebrates the music of George Gershwin on the 100th anniversary of his first song being published, plus special centennial birthday tributes to bandleaders Harry James and Billy May.

Fireworks at Lime Rock Park--Lime Rock, CT


Routes 7 and 112, Lime Rock, CT 06039. Phone: 860-435-5000.

Lime Rock Park's annual hosting of the Salisbury Rotary Club's Independence Day fireworks show is scheduled for Saturday, July 2 As usual, it's $15 per carload -- all the proceeds go to the Rotary Club's important student scholarship programs -- and you can enter Lime Rock Park using either the Infield or Outfield entrance.

Waterbury Fireworks


Waterbury, CT

20 food trucks to join City's Independence Day Celebration As if fireworks shot from the cross at Holy Land, block parties and a free concert at Hamilton Park by the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra that's being sponsored by MacDermid Performance Solutions weren't enough to make Waterbury's July 3 Independence Day Celebration special, it's going to be even better. Our friends at the Brass Mill Center Shopping Mall on Union Street informed us that they are joining the July 3 celebration beginning at 2 p.m. when they invite 20 food trucks serving a variety of different types of food to the mall parking lot. The food trucks will be there until 10 p.m. If you're planning on viewing the fireworks from the Mall parking lot, you should consider getting there long before the scheduled 9:15 p.m. fireworks launch. That's because with the food trucks, the lot will fill early. Rain Date: July 10.

Music Mountain 2016 Chamber Music Series Hosts Cantata Profana--Falls Village


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

Sunday, July 3, 3 PM--Buy Tickets Online--Cantata Profana: Beethoven: Septet in E Flat Major, Opus 20 (1800) (4) Schubert: Octet in F Major, Opus 166, D 803 (1824) (2).  Check the website for ticket information.