Women's AA-ALANON Retreat--Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

06/12/2009 to 06/14/2009

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

A weekend retreat for prayer,reflection,and sharing within a supportive community.Full weekend attendance required. Facilitator: Sr. Maurice Doody, OP, Dominican Sister of Sparkill, NY; founder and director of the Office of New Directions, Bronx, NY; noted lecturer on spirituality and wellness. Her retreats reflect her own "living of the program." Friday 6 pm (dinner) - Sunday 1 pm Fees:$155 (shared room),$195 (private),$225 (private with bath),$195 (shared with bath)

3rd Annual Torrington Open House Day Celebration

06/13/2009 to 06/13/2009

Main Street, Torrington,

On Saturday, June 13th from 10am - 4pm enjoy: * Live music from over 20 of your favorite regional musicians * Check out over 15 visual artists from pottery and hand blown art glass to exquisite furniture makers, sculptors and painters! * Guided architectural walking tours * Horticulture tours * Cooking demonstrations * A scavenger hunt * Farmer's Market * Bike rodeo and much, much more! With over 8 restaurants and cafes right Downtown, you and your family can spend the entire day rediscovering why Torrington is the region's destination for arts and culture. The best part, it's all free! Even the parking! Park at the Municipal lot near the Torrington Library and start your day at the information booth to pick up a schedule of the day's events!

2009 CT NOFA Garden Tour--Woodbury/Bristol Sites

06/13/2009 to 06/13/2009

Bristol, Phone: 203-888-5146.

On Saturday, June 13, 2009 from 10AM to 3PM, Rain or Shine-Cost $20--the 2009 CT NOFA Garden Tour will feature 20 gardens throughout the state, featuring edibles, herbs and vegetables in the landscape, along with flowers, shrubs, ponds and more. Featured in the Litchfield Hills in Bristol--Hatchery Brook Community Gardens is a newly planted community garden. Also, in Woodbury, Community Garden and Botany Trail at Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust. Call for further information.

City Arts Commission Celebrates CT Open House Day with Street Festival

06/13/2009 to 06/13/2009

Main Street, Torrington, 06790. Phone: 860-489-7180 Ext. 157.

Torrington's City Arts Commission will celebrate the Annual CT Open House Day with a Street Festival along Main Street with live music, art exhibits, a scavenger hunt and guided walking tours and much more. Email:artsculturetorr@yahoo.com for the day's events--or call 860-489-7180 Ext. 157.

Opening Weekend, Lake Compounce Theme Park

06/13/2009 to 06/13/2009

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

163rd season! Lake Compounce is now open weekends and will be open daily starting June 13th! Connecticut Open House Day. A reduced after 5 p.m. admission rate of only $10.per person applies to all who attend. A savings of $7.99. Visit the website for more information.

7th Annual Gem and Mineral Show

06/13/2009 to 06/13/2009

Connecticut Antique Machinery Association Museum. Rte. 7, Kent, 06757. Phone: 860-927-0050.

Learn about rocks, minerals, fossils and gems. 9-4. Free.

Grilling Global al Fresco with Chef Daniel Rosati at Hunt Hill Farm's Silo Cooking School

06/13/2009 to 06/13/2009

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

From 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. Chef Daniel Rosati will present a refreshing outdoor menu to beat the heat: Mojitos, Grilled Oysters with Roasted Corn Succotash, Argentinean Style Skirt Steak with Zesty Chimmichuri Sauce; One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato Salad; Creamy Cajun Cole Slaw, Summer Blueberry Tarts. (Full participation) Contact Silo Cooking School Director Chef Mary Kravec for more information. $85 per person, or 2 for $160. Call to reserve or book online.

Objects in Motion - Create a Community Kinetic Sculpture

06/13/2009 to 06/13/2009

Mattatuck Mueum Arts & History Center, 144 West Main St, Waterbury, 06702. Phone: 203-753-0381 ext 10. Fax: 203-756-6283.

Saturday, June 13, 2009, Workshop 12:00�2:00 pm

Drop by and learn to use body, mind, and spirit to create colorful kinetic sculptures! Take inspiration from our exhibition, Polarities, with its continuously moving sculptures by Tim Prentice. Then turn recyclable materials into works of art that will be added to a community sculpture! Connecticut Open House Day is a statewide program of the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism.

Free Admission for museum and workshop!

Squire's Tavern Open for Ct. Open House Day

06/13/2009 to 06/13/2009

100 East River Rd., Barkhamsted, 06063. Phone: 860 738-1152.

In conjunction with the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism's "Connecticut Open House Day",Saturday June 13th,the Barkhamsted Historical Society will have the Squire's Tavern,100 East River Rd,open from 1P.M. to 4 P.M. Come,tour the tavern and see the special exhibit on loan from UCONN concerning the legendary Barkhamsted Lighthouse Community.Questions call:Noreen Watson 860 738-1152

CT Open House Day and Exhibit Opening: Architectural and Landscape

06/13/2009 to 06/13/2009

9 Main Street North, Bethlehem, 06751. Phone: 203.266.7596.

Saturday, CT Open House Day and Exhibit Opening: Architectural and Landscape Painter Joan Cooney Open House Day during regular museum hours; Exhibit Opening 2-4 pm. As a participating venue in Connecticut�s statewide Open House Day, the Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden will offer free admission to all state residents. Sponsored by the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, Open House Day encourages Connecticut�s residents to take an active interest in the state�s history, art, film, culture, and tourism.