White Memorial Foundation Museum Nature’s Nursery Series


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

Join us on the second Thursday of each month from September-December for an hour-long program designed just for children 3-6 years old. Every session will include a story, an encounter with a live animal, and an activity or craft. Sign up by session or for all four sessions. Bring your young nature lovers out to White Memorial for a jam-packed hour of hands-on learning. Parents, we ask that you stay for the duration of the program. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 4-5pm. Advanced registration is required. To register, please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org à Education à Public Programs for Children. Members: $7/child per session or $25/whole series, Non-Members: $12/child per session or $45/whole series

Torrington Annual House Tour

09/09/2016 to 09/10/2016

Torrington, CT

Torrington House Tour Preview Party 5-9 pm. 2nd Annual Torrington House Tour 10am -3 pm. The 2016 Torrington house Tour will feature 6 interesting homes ranging in age from 1800 to 2013. These homes offer an array of style, size and personal décor. This year's tour also includes two re-purposed dairy barns... one of which hosts an antique flea market and one of which has been restored for private events. The house tour homes have been lovingly cared for and are literally a tour through Torrington's history.

Sherman Chamber Ensemble Signature Summer Series Hosts:Live At The Lake!


Route 37 South and Leach Hollow Rd., Sherman, CT 06784. Phone: 203-947-4767.

LIVE AT THE LAKE!--Annual Lake Mauweehoo Coffeehouse--Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 at  8 pm, Lake Mauweehoo Clubhouse, Route 37 South and Leach Hollow Rd., Sherman, CT. An evening of pure fun with the Sherman Chamber Ensemble regulars and Coffeehouse Band featuring the best picks from the 60s on. Tickets at the door, $20 per person. Proceeds fund improvements to the Lake Mauweehoo Clubhouse. For more information visit www.ShermanChamberEnsemble.org, call (860) 355-5930 or email info@ShermanChamberEnsemble.org.

92nd Annual Bethlehem Fair

09/09/2016 to 09/11/2016

384 Main Street North, Bethlehem, CT 06751. Phone: 203-266-5350.

Major Fair are the larger outdoor type all day fairs. They have all exhibit categories including livestock, fruits & vegetables, flowers, baked gods, needlework, handcrafts and hobbies. They have commercial exhibits, amusements rides, and mechanical or animal puling events.  Hours: Fri. 5pm-10 pm., Sat. 8 am -9 pm., Sun. 8 am -5:30 pm. Call 203-266-5350 for admission information. On Friday,  5 p.m  Gates Open.  5 PM Exhibit Buildings Open To Public. Antique Car Show 5 p.m. , Pony Pulling Contest 5:30 p.m. Wood Chopping contests Sat. & Sun. On Saturday,  Antique Tractor Pull 11 a.m.  a.m., Ox Pulling Contest 10 a.m.  On Sunday, Garden Tractor Pull 10:30 a.m.,  Horse Drawing Contest 11 a.m. Horse Shows 9 a.m. For other events visit the website. We are pleased to announce the we will be hosting the EAGLES tribute band EAGLEMANIA Friday September 9th, and the FLEETWOOD MAC tribute band TUSK Saturday evening September 10th.

Merwinsville Hotel - Fall Potluck Dinner


1 Browns Forge Road, Gaylordsville, CT Phone: (860) 350-4443.

This is our second of two potluck dinner meetings. Bring a salad, side dish, or dessert to share, and the Hotel will provide burgers, hot dogs and drinks. Come hear about the Hotel's progress with its restoration and have to chance to make some new friends or reconnect with some old ones. 6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Munchies, 6:30 p.m. 7:15 p.m. Dinner, 7:15 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Meeting, 7:30 p.m. 8:15 p.m. Speaker.

Sessions Woods - Run in the Woods


341 Milford St, Burlington, CT Phone: 860-346-TREE (8733).

The Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) is pleased to partner with the Connecticut Trail Runners on the 2016 Run for the Woods, CFPA's annual trail running event celebrating the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails and raising funds to help protect and maintain them into the future. We hope you can join us on September 10th, 2016 for the 5th annual Run for the Woods. Registration is open for the 10K trail run and 5K trail run or walk at Sessions Woods WMA in Burlington, CT! Please click here to REGISTER! 10K run, 5K Run/Walk. Advance registration fees are $25 for the 5k run/walk and $35 for the 10k run. Fees increase by $5 on the day of the race.

Ansonia Nature Center Soap Making


10 Deerfield Rd., Ansonia, CT Phone: 203-736-1053.

1:00 pm This two-hour class will provide the basic skills you'll need to make wonderful soaps! Attendees will learn basic safety and traditional techniques required for this time-honored craft which makes great gifts – or soaps to keep for your own use. Soap samples and recipes will be provided. Bring a small container for your take-home samples. Instructor: Dawn Sotir. FEE: $10 per person. Registration is required.

White Memorial Foundation Museum Radical Raptors


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

Just who-who-whoo are those big, beautiful birds of prey you see perched atop fenceposts by day or hear calling outside your window by night? Join Education Director Carrie Szwed for a family-friendly, interactive presentation on the hawks, owls, eagles, and falcons that call northwest CT home. You'll even get to meet our two most common raptors, the barred owl and red-tailed hawk, up close and personal! 10:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M., Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. FREE...donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

Merryall Center for the Arts - Margarita Nuller


8 Chapel Hill Road, New Milford, CT

8 - 10 pm. Margarita is a graduate of St. Petersburg Conservatory, Russia. Since her arrival in the United States, she has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the metropolitan area and New England. Her debut Carnegie Hall recital was as a winner of Artist International Auditions.

Palace Theatre Waterbury - Johnny Mathis 60th Anniversary Concert Tour


100 E. Main Street, Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-346-2000.

8 pm. Celebrating his 60th year in the music industry, legendary singer Johnny Mathis is Columbia Records longest-running artist. A sublime vocalist whose approach to pop music eclipses passing fads and trends, Mathis has performed songs in an incredible variety of styles and categories -- from music composed for stage and film to golden era jazz standards, contemporary pop hits, and holiday music - all of which has assured his reputation as one of the most enduring vocalists in music history.