Keeler Tavern Shades of Summer

08/03/2017 to 08/13/2017

132 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203.438.5485.

Artists from Tina Phillips' art class at Founders Hall show their world in watercolor. Artists' Reception: Thursday, August 3 · 5:00 PM Exhibit hours: Friday, August 4 · 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Sat., August 5 - Fri., August 11 · 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday, August 12 · 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sunday, August 13 · 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM All artwork will be available to purchase. No credit cards. A portion of the artists' sales will go toward the restoration of the historic Cass Gilbert Carriage Barn.

White Memorial Foundation Conservation Center Children's Free Week

08/03/2017 to 08/09/2017

80 Whitehall Road, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0857.

Free admission to children ages twelve and under when accompanied by an adult.

Kent Sidewalk Festival

08/03/2017 to 08/06/2017

Main Street, Kent, CT Phone: (860) 592-0061.

Special fun for kids will include a "National Clown Day" event on Saturday morning sponsored by the Kent Memorial Library and face painting at the Fife 'n Drum Gift Shop on Saturday. Town wide sale, fabulous food offerings, tag sales, book sale, August 5 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM during Kent Car Cruise Night.

Oliver Wolcott Library The Price of Illusion with Author Joan Juliet Buck

08/03/2017

160 South St., Litchfield, CT

7-8 pm. The Price of Illusion is the account of four decades spent in the creative heart of London, New York, Los Angeles, and Paris, where Joan chronicles her quest to discover the difference between glitter and gold, illusion and reality, and what looks like happiness from the thing itself. Joan's memoir tells the story of a life lived in the best places at the most interesting times: London and New York in the swinging 1960s, Rome and Milan in the dangerous 1970s, Paris in the heady 1980s and 1990s.

Southbury Concert Series

08/03/2017

775 Main Street South, Southbury, CT

6-8 pm. Beatles Forever Concert at the Gazebo Southbury Green Summer Concert Series Music presents Beatles Forever - a celebration of the music of the Beatles. Blankets and chairs are welcome. All concerts will be weather permitting.

Imagine Nation - West Coast Art

08/03/2017

One Pleasant St, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-314-1400.

10 am - 12 noon. The New Britain Museum of American Art is bringing the quintessential vibe of the West Coast to Imagine Nation. This workshop will combine learning about natural and built environments while using different textural elements to create collages that envoke a Los Angeles landscape.

Infinity Hall SPEAK UP STORYTELLING PRESENTS “METAMORPHOSIS”

08/03/2017

20 Greenwoods Rd West, Norfolk, CT Phone: 866-666-6306.

8 pm. Speak Up is a Hartford-based storytelling organization that seeks to promote the art of personal storytelling to a wide audience and foster and support a community of storytellers in Connecticut. Speak Up brings professional and amateur storytellers to stage to share true stories from their lives. Speak Up founders and producers Matthew and Elysha Dicks work closely with storytellers to help them craft their stories for the stage and teach storytelling workshops to storytellers and professionals at all levels.

Ridgefield Playhouse Sara Evans

08/03/2017

80 E Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5795.

8 pm. SPECIAL GUEST: Cross Atlantic. Multi-platinum selling country singer and songwriter, Sara Evans has been called "one of the most compelling vocalists of her generation."

Norfolk

08/04/2017 to 09/06/2017

Norfolk Green, Norfolk, CT Phone: 860-542-5796.

The cornucopia of events organized for August 5,6,and 7, 2016 provides a WINiing plan for family and multigenerational fun. The schedule includes everything from art exhibits to nature walks, world-class musical concerts to scavenger hunts and ice cream socials. Norfolk is home to the Yale Summer School of Music, the summer Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and Infinity Hall. Kids will enjoy the boy scouts' camping demonstration, the girl scouts' watermelon-eating contest, and patting the goats at Lost Ruby Farm. A three-day exhibition by Norfolk Artists and friends, an extensive painting and poetry exhibition. You can make an appointment to get married or renew vows on the Viilage Green. The town's first selectman will officiate. Local gardeners will donate bouquets for each couple. Stained glass window tours, artisan demonstrations, canoe building demonstrations. A Farmers Market on Saturday, an ice cream social on Sunday and special deals at the town's restaurants and cafes through out the weekend will be offered.

Southbury Insects and Their Amazing Stories Presentation

08/04/2017

100 Poverty Rd, Southbury, CT

The Southbury Garden Club will present a program called "Insects and Their Amazing Stories" by noted children's author John Himmelman on Friday, August 4th at 1:00 p.m. at the Southbury Public Library. This presentation will give us some insight into the remarkable adaptations these creatures have developed in order to survive. Hear the stories of dragonflies and bumblebees; ladybugs and dung beetles. Learn the difference between a bee and a wasp - who has the worst sting? ... and much more. John Himmelman is an author/illustrator of over 80 books for children and books for grown up kids on various nature topics. He is a naturalist, involved in many organizations where he gives lectures and leads trips in search of exciting flora and fauna.