Imagine Nation Museum for Children and Families Program: Camping with Yogi--Bristol

08/03/2012

One Pleasant St., Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-314-1400.

On August 3, 2012 from 5-8PM join the fun and go Camping with Yogi a program offered by Imagine Nation Museum for Children and Families.  Experience life camping in the woods.  Meet Yogi and sing camp songs.  Learn about CT parks with the DEEP.  Learn to tie knots.  Play in tents and row a boat.  Tour a Camper.  Pizza and snacks available for purchase in our old fashioned soda fountain.

Naugatuck Historical Society Museum Offers Summer Craft Series

08/03/2012

195 Water Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770. Phone: 203-729-9039.

August 3, 11am – Pirates at Play, Did you know we had pirates in Naugatuck once? Come dress up as a pirate and make your own pirate gear. Colette's Summer Craft Series kicks off with Let's Do Magic. Each week a new activity and theme will be introduced allowing children and families to explore a variety of crafts and projects, each week is an individual program, so sign up for one or all 5. The cost of the program is $2 a week per child, sign up for all five and save $2. Call to register.

Naugatuck Historical Society Museum Hosts First Thursdays Movie

08/03/2012

195 Water Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770. Phone: 203-729-9039.

First Thursdays this summer will offer families and individuals an opportunity to explore local history through movie presentations. August 3 at 6pm, The Flood of 55'--See the power of water in this old film exploring the history of this devastating flood that affected the entire Naugatuck Valley. $2 a person, free for members, refreshments available. Call to register.

Students of the Universe/Full Moon Fever

08/03/2012

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.

Antiques & Treasures at Keeler Tavern

08/03/2012 to 08/04/2012

132 Main St., Ridgefield, CT

9 AM to 5 PM. Sunday, August 5th 12 noon to 5 PM. No entry fee.  Early Buying Friday, August 3rd 8AM to 9 AM $10 per person.  Casual furniture, patio outdoor furniture, rugs, lamps, china,  and decorative household accessories, as well as jewelry, oil paintings and prints from Ridgefield homes. Parking on premises.For further information call 203-438-5485.

Drop In Activities: American History and Culture at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

08/04/2012

258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203.438.4519.

Saturday, August 4 · 12 pm to 5 pm. FREE for members; Free with the price of admission. Join us for hands-on activities inspired by the solo exhibitions and artist’s projects on view at The Aldrich in united states. The artworks approach both the nature of the United States as a country and the concept of “united states” as the alliance of separate entities or conditions of being. This weekend, families can investigate the various themes and ideas considered by the exhibiting artists and engage with hands-on activities for all ages specifically inspired by the “American History and Culture” theme. The act of making and the ability to explore the same materials and concepts as the contemporary artists can create meaningful, lasting connections and understanding of the artwork. Free with admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Contact Information: Michelle Friedman, mfriedman@aldrichart.org or 203.438.4519. Drop-In Hours are sponsored by , with additional support from The William Randolph Hearst Foundations.

Morning Cartoons and Workshop at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

08/04/2012

258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203.438.4519.

On Saturday,  10 am to 12 pm. FREE for members and children 18 and under . FREE with price of admission. Join Museum educator Michelle Friedman for a morning of imagination, watching your favorite animated books, both old and new, come to life. Following the screening, continue to engage with your favorite stories during a family-friendly art-making activity. Families will have the opportunity to create their own illustrated book covers and short stories. Light snacks and refreshments provided. Celebrate summer at The Aldrich every Saturday morning in July and August with engrossing programs and activities for all ages (with chaperone). Participate in hands-on art-making projects inspired by exhibiting artists, explore the Museum’s Sensory Garden, and join us for special events outside in the Sculpture Garden and in the Education Center. The Education Center will also be open during regular Museum hours and visitors of all ages are also invited to engage with the exhibitions through hands-on art-making projects. Participants will have the opportunity to explore and use a variety of materials and techniques, deepening their connection to and understanding of the work and concepts presented by the exhibiting artists. Drop in and find out what The Aldrich has to offer! For more information, please contact Michelle Friedman at 203.438.4519, extension 46, or mfriedman@aldrichart.org.

Third Annual Food Festival at St. John's Church--Washington CT

08/04/2012

78 Green Hill Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-2527.

On August 4, 2012 the Third Annual Food Festival at St. John's Church wil be the place to stock up on fresh fruit and produce, honey and preserves all while enjoying Bluegrass music by Big Apple'Achia.  There will also be crafts for children, popcorn, hot dogs on the grill, an old fashioned lemonade stand, Arethusa Farm ice cream, iced coffees and teas, and room to picnic under the trees.  Festival runs from 10Am to 4PM.  Admission is free.  A Surf and Turf Clambake Dinner will be held at 6:30PM.  Tickets for dinner are $75.

Goshen Agriculture Council Hosts Goshen Farms Tour

08/04/2012 to 08/05/2012

Route 63, Goshen, CT 06756.

Goshen's burgeoning collection of small farms selling all kinds of produce, milk and beef will showcase their offerings during a weekend farm tour August 4-5.  The tour will feature at least 10 farms and will be free.  It is being sponsored by the new Goshen Agriculture Council and will be held the same weekend as the Litchfield County 4-H Fair at the Goshen Fairgrounds.  Maps showing the locations of the participating farms will be available at the fair.  The tour will run from 10AM to 4PM both days.

Gunn Memorial Hosts Guy Wolff Pottery Workshop--Washington, CT

08/04/2012

Wykeham Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7756.

On Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 10AM Guy Wolff, local master potter will demonstrate how he makes hand-thrown pots at his studio on Bantam Road.  This is a Washington Gunn Museum-sponsored program and is free.  Seating is very limited and registration is required.  Refreshments will follow the demonstration at the Gunn Museum where the exhibit "Art from the Earth: Early American Stoneware" featuring more than 140 pieces of uniquely decorated 18th and 19th century stoneware from throughout the Northeast will be on display.