Tour Three Litchfield Landmarks with the Litchfield Community Center

07/15/2008 to 07/15/2008

421 Bantam Rd., Rte. 202, Litchfield, 06759. Phone: 860-567-8302.

Tapping Reeve Law School, Litchfield Historical Society and the Chase House Topsmead make up the fascinating and informative tour of Litchfield on Tuesday, July 15, 2008. Bus departs the Litchfield Community Center at 9AM and returns at 5PM. Cost is $7 per person for bus. Admission to Law School and Historical Society is $5. Bring a bag lunch to enjoy on the grounds at Topsmead. Seats limited. Call for reservations: 860-567-8302.

Tuesdays at Six 2008-- Lecture Series--Falls Village

07/15/2008 to 07/15/2008

South Canaan Meeting House, 06031.

On Tuesday, July 15, 2008 The Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society presents Tuesdays at Six 2008 Lecture Series from 6PM to 7PM featuring a lecture entitled "W.E.B. Dubois of Great Barrington" by Frances Jones-Sneed, Professor, Historian. Lecture is free and open to the public.

Brian Wilson

07/16/2008 to 07/16/2008

Warner Theatre 68 Main St, Torrington, 06790. Phone: (860) 489-7180.

Wednesday, July 16, 7:30pm

He is one of popular music�s most deeply revered figures, a legendary writer, producer, arranger and performer of some of the most cherished music in rock history. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to call Brian Wilson one of the most gifted and influential pop composers of the last 50 years. Wilson�s songwriting, arranging and producing talents came together in harmonious glory for The Beach Boys� 1966 classic, Pet Sounds, and have continued to evolve during his solo career, highlighted by his 2004 critically acclaimed Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE. Releasing hits such as "Surfin," "Sloop John B," "Help Me, Rhonda" and "California Girls," the Beach Boys were like an irresistibly refreshing wave that flooded America and Brian Wilson himself rode that sparkling swell. Ultimately, it is a most profound resurgence of a legendary career - a San Francisco Chronicle reviewer wrote, "The Brian Wilson concert was one of the most moving and inspirational events in recent memory for me." The Hollywood Reporter chimed in with "A long-awaited ray of light," while the Los Angeles Times pronounced, "Wilson stood triumphant." The man and his music have the power to take an audience beyond mere nostalgia, to reach across generations and deliver a musical experience that is timeless and unforgettable.

Children's Summer Series

07/16/2008 to 07/16/2008

7 South Street, Litchfield, 06759. Phone: 8605674501. Fax: 8605673565.

"Spinning Straw into Gold" 11am to Noon at the Tapping Reeve House Join Rolande Duprey for a lively and fun filled puppet show. The audience will be invited to help spin the gold as the story is spun. Admission is free; donations are appreciated. Rain location-St. Michael's Community House.

Watertown Summer 2008 Concert Series

07/16/2008 to 07/16/2008

Veteran's Memorial Park, 570 Nova Scotia Hill Rd., Watertown, 06795. Phone: 860-945-5272.

Watertown Recreation Department presents Summer 2008 Concert Series featuring "Rubber City Blues Band" on Wednesday, July 16 at 7PM at Veteran's Memorial Park. Concerts are free. In the event of inclement weather call 860-945-5272--concerts will be held at Heminway Park School.

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES-LITCHFIELD

07/16/2008 to 07/16/2008

Litchfield Green, Litchfield, 06759. Phone: 860-567-7569.

On the Green, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: (860) 567-7569. Wednesday nights on the Litchfield Green from 7-9 PM featuring Heartbeat Dixieland Jazz Band. Rain location: listen to WZBG 97.3 for location.

Country's Mary Lamont part of Thursday Family Night's on The Danbury Green

07/17/2008 to 07/17/2008

On The CityCenter Danbury Green,

Born and raised in rural Ontario, this country singer accompanied with her polished band are sure to entertain. She has been called the Queen of Long Island Country by Newsday and Christian Science Monitor, Mary Lamont has just been voted Band of the Year by the New York Metro Country Music Association, and twice voted Female Singer/Songwriter of the Year by the New Jersey Country Music Association. The 6:30PM concert is free and the public is encouraged to bring a blanket and a picnic or take out from the many downtown restaurants. You may also rent chairs at the Green if you would like. Ample parking is available at the Patriot Garage.

Summer Youth Chorus - Danbury Music Center

07/18/2008 to 07/18/2008

256 White St., Danbury, 06810.

This Friday Evening be sure to catch the Summer Youth Chorus performance of some of your favorite show tunes including, "You Can't Stop the Beat," from Hairspray, "Everybody Rejoice," from The Wiz, and more! The music begins at 7:30 at the Danbury Music Centre and is free for everyone! Plan to arrive a few minutes early to ensure seating for this fun performance.

Charles Van Doren and Sally Van Doren Reading Selected Poems

07/18/2008 to 07/18/2008

855 University Drive, Torrington, 06790. Phone: 860-626-6852.

Charles Van Doren, the noted academic, scholar, editor and author will be reading and discussing Emily Dickinson in, "Poems of love, poems of loss". Sally Van Doren, poet and teacher, will be reading from her own collection, "Sex At Noon Taxes", which won the 2007 Walt Whitman Award. Professor Van Doren's annual summer poetry lecture is a firmly established event on the cultural calendar in Litchfield County. This year, the university is delighted to welcome Sally Van Doren for the much-loved event. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED.

Alexander Calder Symposium - Washington

07/19/2008 to 07/19/2008

Washington Depot, 06794. Phone: 860-868-2878.

On Saturday the Calder Foundation will present "How Can Art Be Realized": A Calder Symposium. The event is open to the public and costs $30 per person. The keynote address will be given by Alexander S.C. Rower, director of the Calder Foundation and grandson of Alexander Calder. Registration is required as seating is limited. Email: rsvp@calder.org to reserve. Payment will be made on the day of the event at the door. Further information contact Lily Lyons, communications associate at Calder Foundation at 212-334-2424.