A wRite to Self -- Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

06/07/2008 to 06/07/2008

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

This program is rooted in the belief that all personal stories are sacred stories. Writing will be used as a sacred rite to tap into these stories and celebrate them, the joyful and the painful and everything in between. The activities of the program will serve as aids to self-discovery and self-appreciation. Mary Lohmann, teacher of humanities for thirty years, will lead the program. Saturday, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Donation: $35 (includes lunch)

School Music Festival

06/07/2008 to 06/07/2008

Rte. 64, Middlebury, 06762. Phone: 203-758-2913.

School bands and orchestras perform throughout the afternoon. Noon-6. Parking $5.

46th Annual Outdoor Antiques Market

06/07/2008 to 06/07/2008

Ridgefield Community Center, 316 Main St., Ridgefield, 06877. Phone: 203-438-6962.

Quality antiques exhibited by selected dealers. A large selection of Americana, architectural items, garden ornaments, old country furniture, quilts and more, all displayed on a beautiful estate. 8-4 p.m.

Gunn Memorial Library's Centennial

06/07/2008 to 06/07/2008

5 Wykeham Rd., Washington, 06793. Phone: 860-868-7586.

It is the 100th anniversary of the Gunn Memorial Library building in Washington, CT, which was dedicated in 1908. On Sat. we will celebrate with a circus theme, drawn from an original fund raiser that provided the seed money for the construction of the library. An evening "Under the Big Top" will include cocktails in a tent followed by dinner in Bryan Memorial Town Hall. For this year only, this event will replace the traditional Library Luminaries dinners, but all past luminaries will be invited to join this special celebration. Entertainment will be provided by Washington's own Momix and the extraordinary juggler, Michael Moschen. Tickets are $150, $250 and $500. The Gunn Memorial Library, Inc. is a non-profit corporation providing free public library services to Washington, Connecticut and the surrounding communities. It is dedicated to the promotion of literacy, education, and preservation of the Town's history and culture, via the Gunn Historical Museum. Additional information is available by calling Kristine Dyson 860-868-7586.

Strawberry Moon Festival - Washington

06/07/2008 to 06/07/2008

38 Curtis Road, Washington, 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

Wild strawberries are ripening in the fields! Join IAIS Staff, noted food author, Dale Carson, Abenaki, and Terri Delahanty, Cree, to celebrate this special time of the year on Saturday, June 7, 2008 from 11:00am to 2:00pm.

Visitors of all ages will enjoy music, dance, traditional Native American stories and learn the importance of giving thanks for the bounty of the Earth while sampling complimentary foods such as Strawberry tea and Strawberry bread. Native-inspired children�s activities will run from 1:00-3:00 pm.

Cost: $ 8 Adults/ $5 Children

Pirate Weekend June 7-8 - Quassy Amusement Park

06/07/2008 to 06/08/2008

Route 64, Middlebury, 06762. Phone: 203-788-2913. Fax: 203-598-7261.

Pirate Weekend June 7-8 at Quassy Amusement Park. Wear your pirate outfit and ride the new "Galleon" Pirate Ship for FREE (fee for other rides). Parking $5.

Broadway in the Hills--Benefit for American Cancer Society

06/08/2008 to 06/08/2008

Woodbury, 06798. Phone: 203-563-1525.

On Sunday, June 8, 2008 from 4PM to 7PM at the home of Sharon and Peter Zilahy in Woodbury--Broadway In the Hills--a benefit for the American Cancer Society will be held. Broadway in the Hills will feature performances by Broadway singers and actors including Bethel resident Terry Eldh, Ted Keegan, Eric Scot Kincaid and piano player Stephen Sulich. The event will also feature actor and writer Chris Lemmon, so of renowned actor Jack Lemmon, as a special guest. Proceeds from the musical event will directly benefit the American Cancer Society's cancer research program. A minimum gift of $150 is requested per person to attend this event. Further information contact Wendy Matthews at 203-563-1525 or email: wendy.matthews@cancer.org

King Arthur Workshop II Breakfast Blitz Puff Pastry Workshop - Silo Cooking School at Hunt Hill Farm

06/08/2008 to 06/08/2008

44 Upland Rd., New Milford, 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300. Fax: 860-350-5495.

From 11:00 am - 2:30 p.m. Chef Robyn Sargent has been with King Arthur Flour for more than 13 years. For many of those years she manned the Baker�s Hotline, fielding baking questions from as far away as Japan. She spreads the good King Arthur word through classes at the New England Culinary Institute, a local food co-op, and as instructor and curriculum writer for the King Arthur Flour Baking Education Center. She received baking accreditation through the American Institute of Baking and lives in Vermont. Delectable Danish and Bear Claws, Oh, My! Pinched for time? Still want to be creative? No problem! You�ll master turning out delicious flaky pastries in a snap as you make this quick and easy puff pastry dough! You�ll master turning out delicious breakfast pastries like A Myriad of Danish, Bear Claws, Pan au Chocolate and more! We�ll also learn how to correctly store the dough for impromptu baking. $85 per person or 2 for $160. (full participation). Contact Silo Cooking School Director Mary Kravec to register or register online at the Hunt Hill Farm website.

Open Invitation for Family Labyrinth Walks -- Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

06/08/2008 to 06/08/2008

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

Families are invited to Wisdom House to walk the outdoor Cretan style labyrinth. A short introduction to the labyrinth will be given and then families will be invited to walk the labyrinth. Saturday, 1 pm and 2 pm Donation

Hartford Symphony Orchestra - Mozart In Paris

06/08/2008 to 06/08/2008

Warner Theatre 68 Main Street, Torrington, 06790. Phone: (860) 489-7180. Fax: (860) 482-4076.

Widely recognized as one of America�s leading regional orchestras, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra returns with samplings of Mozart, Schubert and Poulenc and led by guest conductor and violinist Leonid Sigal. Selections include Mozart�s Symphony #31 Paris, Schubert�s Rondo and Polonaise and Poulnec�s Sinfonietta.

Performance Schedule: Sunday, June 8 | 2pm

Ticket Prices: $39.50, $29.50, $19.50, $10 Bring-A-Kid -Children under 18 accompanied by an adult