New England Carousel Museum -Drawing About the Museum


95 Riverside Ave., Bristol, CT Phone: 860-585-5411.

Come explore a variety of drawing mediums using the Carousel Museum collection as inspiration. Morgan, from The Art Truck, will teach techniques for using various materials, such as watercolor pencils, pastels, and more! Please wear old clothes or bring an art shirt. Ages 7 -14. Workshops run from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM with snacks included. Please bring your own bagged lunch. Cost for the day is $25.

Danbury Concerts on the Green


Ives Street and National Place, Danbury, CT Phone: 203.792.1711.

Who's Next. All concerts free to the public. Opening act beings at 7 p.m.; main performer at 8 p.m. 

Naugatuck Historical Society - “Fantastic Paper”


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

11 a.m. - noon. A Paper Bouquet and an Orange Tree Fee: $2.00 per person, $5:00 per family, Limit for most Sessions: 12 Children, All Ages, call 203 729 9039 or email to register.

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival -Music for Winds


120 Litchfield Rd., Norfolk, CT Phone: 203-432-1966.

8 p.m. Luigi Cherubini: Two Sonatas for Horn and String Quartet, Charles Gounod: Petite Symphonie for Winds, Wolfgang, Amadeus Mozart: Flute Quartet in D Major, K 284, Arthur Foote: Nocturne and Scherzo, Émile Bernard: Divertissement for Double Woodwind Quintet, Carol Wincenc (flute), William Purvis (French horn), Fellows of the Norfolk Festival. For Tickets and Information: Concerts at: The Music Shed, 20 Litchfield Road (Rtes 44 & 272), Norfolk, CT Call: 203.432.1966 Email: Website: Series Ticket Prices: $55 - $15; $10 Students (ages18-25), and KIDS COME FREE! Special Event Ticket Prices: The Tokyo String Quartet- The Last Concert $375 ($345 ltd view) - $225 ($175 ltd view) - $100 ($75 ltd view) - $45

American Clock & Watch Museum to host Connecticut's first Nuit Blanche/White Night Event


100 Maple Street, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-583-6070.

So come by tomorrow, Saturday, August 3rd from 6-9 p.m. to the American Clock & Watch Museum. All are invited to dress in white, bring your own food, beverage of choice, and lawn chairs to listen to The Convertibles play jazz music under the stars. While this is an outdoor event, the museum will be open free of charge for you to see the beautiful artistry of clocks that help build our great city. If you've never been inside the museum, you're in for a real treat! Kim Villanti will be our featured artist of the evening and her oil paintings will be on display. For a small donation to the museum, you will be entered into a drawing to win your very own Villanti original (image attached).

White Memorial Conservation Center Program: Exploring Ongley Pond with Marlow Shami


Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-0857.

Exploring Ongley Pond with Marlow Shami--Saturday, August 3, 2013--2:00 P,M,. Meet outside the A. B. Ceder Room--Free...Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses. In the summer Ongley Pond is teeming with life! Marlow will arm you with a net and help you identify all of the remarkable plant and animal life you retrieve from the pond! Look out for a variety of dragonfly nymphs, frogs, crayfish, and perhaps even a fish or turtle!

Ansonia Nature Center Program: Iceland: A Portrait of its Land and People


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

ICELAND: A Portrait of Its Land and People – Sat. Aug. 3, 7 pm. Join Peter and Barbara Rzasa, Linda Tomas, and Donna Lindgren, all avid naturalists and photographers, as they share their recent adventures in the far north. Iceland is a very cool and hot (volcanic) place! In January, Donna and Linda traveled to Iceland to discover the daylong twilight of this island country in all its foggy, windy, and icy glory; and in June, Peter and Barbara traveled the beautiful Ring Road and found the season of daylight at midnight! FREE program, but please register in advance.

Haight-Brown Vineyard - Music and Wine


29 Chestnut Hill Road, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860.567.4045.

Spend a fun, festive evening at Haight-Brown Vineyard enjoying food, wine and live music, featuring Keith! Admission, pre-paid online, is $25 per person. Tickets purchased at the door are $30. Admission includes entrance into the vineyard, a grazing spread of tasty bites, live music and one glass of your favorite Haight-Brown wine. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  Sign up online at:

Kent Historical Society Exhibit: "In the Looking Glass: Portraits by Goerge Laurence Nelson

08/03/2013 to 08/31/2013

4 Studio Hill Rd., Kent, CT 06757. Phone: 860-927-4587.

"In the Looking Glass: Portraits by GLN" is an art exhibit that features the portraits of George Laurence Nelson, who became famous in the 1920s for his ability to capture people's likeness on canvas. Seven Hearths, Kent Historical Society, 4 Studio Hill Rd.,
Kent, will exhibit the show Saturdays and Sundays in August, from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. During a time when preserving someone's image was not as easy as touching the screen on a smartphone, portrait painters were valued for their ability capture a person's essence using paint and canvas and a talented eye. George Laurence Nelson made a name for himself during the early 20th century for his ability to do just that. His portraits will be featured during a month-long exhibit, "In the Looking Glass:
Portraits by GLN," on weekends at Seven Hearths, the Kent Historical Society museum. The show begins Aug. 3 and will be open Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 A.M. to 4:00P.M. Nelson, trained at the Art Students League and the National Academy, and began
teaching at the Art Students League in his early 20s. He was also one of the founders of the Litchfield Hills Art Colony and the Kent Art Association, which is celebrating its 90th year during 2013. The Kent Historical Society wants to encourage the public to rediscover the work of Nelson and decided its vision for the future of the organization must include a focus on Nelson and his work. Artist Bob Lenz of South Kent is one of the members of the Steering Committee working on organizing a series of events this year celebrating Nelson and his work. Lenz has studied Nelson's work and found it to be representational of the American art of the period.

Weir Farm National Historic Site Hosts Poetry, Painting and Prose Tour


735 Nod Hill Rd., Wilton, CT 06897. Phone: 203-834-1896.

On Saturday, August 3 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, enjoy a leisurely stroll around the landscape of Weir Farm National Historic Site as you listen to poetry inspired by the paintings of Julian Alden Weir. The poetry, composed by local scholar and volunteer Bonnie Tremante, captures the mystical and illusionary qualities of the landscape that caused J. Alden Weir to refer to his Branchville farm as 'The Land of Nod' - the magical place of sleep and dreams. There is no fee to participate in the walk, but registration is required and space is limited. To register for the Poetry, Painting, and Prose Tour, or for more information, please call 203-834-1896 ext. 28. Bonnie Tremante graduated with a B.A. in English from Pennsylvania State University, an M.A. in Reading and Language Arts from Montclair University, and earned a Humanities and Writing Certificate of Advanced Study from Wesleyan University. She taught for 14 years in the Wilton Public School system in the English Dept. and continues to explore her love of literature and art by volunteering at Weir Farm National Historic Site where she enjoys transcribing historic letters and presenting special interpretive programs.