Norfolk Chamber Music Festival Hosts Friday Series--Faure, Ravel and Mozart-Yale Summer School of Music--Norfolk

08/01/2014 to 08/02/2014

Route 44/272, Norfolk, CT 06058. Phone: 860-542-3000.

On Friday, August 1, 8:00pm – Fauré, Ravel and Mozart and Saturday, August 2, 8:00pm – The Emerson Quartet-Leoš Janáček;  Concertino for Winds and Strings-Ludwig van Beethoven; String Quartet in f minor, "Serioso"; Gabriel Fauré - La bonne chanson, Op 61; W.A. Mozart -Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K 581; Maurice Ravel-Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé ;  Dmitri Shostakovich-String Quartet No. 12 in D-flat Major; W.A. Mozart- Bassoon Concerto in B-flat Major, K 191; The Emerson String Quartet; David Shifrin, clarinet; Janna Baty, mezzo-soprano; David Shifrin, clarinet; Frank Morelli, bassoon; William Purvis, French horn; Wei-Yi Yang, piano; Syoko Aki, violin. Check the website for further information and tickets.

55th Annual Sharon on the Green Arts and Craft Fair


Main Street, Sharon, CT 06069. Phone: 860 364-1400.

Over 70 Craftspeople. artists and artisans from far and wide make this event a “must attend” show. The show uses all of the Upper Green from the library to the Methodist Church. (The length of Upper Main Street). Food and beverage vendors are also in attendance for the comfort of the visitors. We encourage local craftspeople, artists and artisans to submit their work for review and potential inclusion in the show. 10-5 p.m.  Free Parking.  (Always 1st Sat. in August)

Book Fair at United Methodist Church-- Watertown


305 Main St., Watertown, CT 06795. Phone: 860-274-3785.

On Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 9AM to 2PM at Watertown Methodist Church a book fair will be held from 9AM to 2PM.  Books for all ages will be available. 

Warner Theatre/ Nancy Marine Studio Theatre Presents Dave Reilly in Concert--Torrington


68 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-7180.

Saturday, August 2 at 8 pm--Nancy Marine Studio Theatre--Dave Reilly is a powerful national touring, high-energy stand-up comedian that will make you laugh with passion! He is the fastest rising star in the comedy world with a comedic styling that has been compared to Robin Williams, Howie Mandel, Dane Cook and Jerry Seinfeld. Although he is primarily a stand-up comedian, this show is more like a One-Man Broadway Comedy Production. Dave Reilly's Stand Up Comedy Adventure is not a show for the weak of heart. His humor targets audiences from 21 to 60 and the biggest complaint after the show is "My face hurts from laughing" – so don't say we didn't warn you!  Check the website for further information.

Third Annual Goshen Open Farm Tour

08/02/2014 to 08/03/2014

Route 63, Goshen, CT 06756.

On Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3, 201 the Third Annual Goshen Open Farm Tour of six farms, two vineyards and the Goshen Farmers Market (at Moranda Vineyard) in Goshen will be open to the public.  Hours: 10AM to 4PM both days.  The free tour is being sponsored by the Goshen Agricultural Council, which was created two years ago to promote agriculture in town.  Maps showing the locations of the farms will be available both weekend days at the gazebo at the Goshen Fairgrounds.  Check the website for further information. 

Karen Rossi Workshop: Shelf Sitters--Torrington


27 East Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-305-6579.

Karen Rossi Workshop:  AUGUST 2: Shelf Sitters--These lovely girls can sit on a table, desktop or shelf and bring you cheer all day long! First paint the skirt and face. Then attach the dangly legs and shoes with beads, and give her a necklace. Lots of fun and it's a statement piece! $50.00 (Regular $65.00per person). Children 12 and up.

New Milford Art Walk Blends Art, Business, and Recreation


25 Church Street, New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-6009.

The New Milford Commission on the Arts presents 1st New Milford Art Walk, August 2, noon-6 PM. Local businesses near the Village Green will host artists/artisans to demonstrate their artwork. Completed works will be on exhibit & for sale: paintings, glass arts, photography, one-of-a-kind jewelry, and other media. Organized by Gallery 25 at 25 Church St., where free maps will be distributed. Business hrs. Fri.-Sat., 10AM-5PM; Sun., noon-4PM. 860-355-6009.

White Silo Farm & Winery Hosts Shakesperience Productions CT Wine Tour--Sherman


32 Rte. 37, Sherman, CT 06784. Phone: 860-355-0271.

White Silo Farm & Winery hosts on Saturday August 2nd 6-8 PM  - Shakesperience Productions Connecticut Wine Tour 2014. Saturday August 2rd at 6PM (rain date Aug 3th) -" The Reluctant Dragon". Check the website for further information.

Danbury Railway Museum Hosts 8th Annual Danbury Railway Day


120 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-778-8337.

8th Annual Danbury Railway Day – Free Train Rides--The Danbury Railway Museum is pleased to host the 8th annual Danbury
Railroad Day on Saturday, August 2.  A day full of educational activities and FREE train rides for the whole family is planned.  The fun will begin at 10am and end at 4:00 PM, with train rides hourly from 10:25 to 2:25. Admission to the museum is $7.00 for ages 3 and up. The museum will be operating the Railyard Local — a short FREE trip being pulled by the GE 44-Ton switch engine, built in 1947, with locomotive cab rides available.  Ride in vintage caboose or a 1920's coach.  The train will stop at the old New Haven RR turntable, built circa 1914, where visitors can detrain and take a ride on the only power-operated turntable in Connecticut. Leaving the turntable, take a tour of the "Tonawanda Valley," a 20th Century Limited observation car — a restoration in
progress. This car recently took part in the "Parade of Trains" display for the Grand Central Terminal centennial celebration.  As a special visual treat, periodically during the day a vintage freight train will be running. At 11:25 and 1:25, visitors can ride in a special caboose train. In the Danbury museum building, visitors can explore railroad history exhibits, operating electric train layouts, static model displays of the station and railyard, many one-of-a-kind artifacts of railroading history, a wonderful gift shop, and many other items of interest.  Outside in the historic railyard, guests will find walk-through exhibits, an operating New
Haven RR forge— with a blacksmith on duty! — and a vast assortment of train cars and locomotives, many that ran in Danbury during its railroading heyday.

The Institute for American Indian Studies - 9th Annual Green Corn Festival - Washington


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

On Saturday, 11 a.m to 3 p.m. Corn has long been an integral part of the annual cycle of life for many Native American People and when the first tender ears are ripe for picking it is cause for celebration.  Join IAIS staff and friends at the 9th  Annual Green Corn Festival  as we welcome the first corn of the season with music, food, family and  fun. This year we are honored to welcome back the Native Nation Dancers, Schaghticoke, Objiwa and Lumbee, dancing both Northern and Southern Traditional styles. Also joining us this year is the all female drumming group, Spirit of Thunderheart of Schaghticoke, Mohawk, Blackfoot, Cree and Cherokee ancestry; musician Allan Madahbee, Ojibwa; Storyteller Janis Us, Mohawk-Shinnecock descent; and Abenaki Chef and Author, Dale Carson.Come and enjoy fun-filled activities for the whole family including drumming, dancing, kids’ crafts, storytelling, powwow style food, arts and crafts for sale and much more. Fee: $10 Adults; $6 Children. Held Rain or Shine. Funded in part by the Connecticut Community Foundation.