Hopkins Vineyard Yoga at the Vineyard

06/04/2017 to 06/25/2017

25 Hopkins Rd., New Preston, CT Phone: (860) 868-7954.

10 am - 11:15 am. Yoga each Sunday in June - June 4,11,18,25.Enjoy summer yoga outside at the vineyard with instructor Jacquie Rupert. Class will be held indoors if raining. For more information or to sign up contact Jacquie at Bloom Yoga info@bloomhere.yoga www.bloomhere.yoga or call the winery at (860) 868-7954

New England Railroad Museum Summer Scenic Train Rides

06/04/2017

242 East Main St, Thomaston, CT Phone: 860-283-7245.

Join us as we travel through the beautiful Naugatuck Valley, following the Naugatuck River on our historic, 1920's era passenger cars pulled by one of our vintage diesel locomotives. On this ride you will experience breathtaking views from the Thomaston Dam and ride alongside the Naugatuck River, all while being able to listen to the telling of our region's rich railroading history. Board your train at our historic 1881 Thomaston Station.

Oliver Wolcott Library Two Booker Prize Winners: A Book Discussion with Mark Schenker

06/04/2017

160 South St., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-8030.

1-2 pm. Sunday, June 4: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel In 1520s England, Henry VIII's challenge to the church's power set off a tidal wave of religious, political and societal turmoil that reverberated throughout Europe. In this darkly brilliant reimagining of life under Henry VIII, Mantel boldly attempts to capture the sweeping internecine machinations of the times from the perspective of Thomas Cromwell, the lowborn man who became one of Henry's closest advisers. Mark J. Schenker is the Senior Associate Dean of Yale College, Dean of Academic Affairs and a lecturer in English at Yale. He earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University in English and Comparative Literature. He lectures frequently on literary topics, and enjoys making literature accessible and enjoyable.

Bellamy Ferriday House CT Trails Day Walk with Bethlehem Land Trust & Program

06/04/2017

9 Main Street North, Bethlehem, CT Phone: 203-266-7596.

1-4 pm. Take a 1.2 mile stroll through the Ferriday Garden & the Bethlehem Land Trust's Bellamy Preserve. Explore the history, flora & fauna of these two contiguous parcels preserved in perpetuity by their last private owner, Caroline Ferriday, a founder of the Bethlehem Land Trust. Meet at the Bellamy-Ferriday Visitor Center. Part of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association's CT Trails Day. Registration recommended at 203.266.7596 or bellamy.ferriday@ctlandmarks.org.

Ives Concert Park Paint Night

06/04/2017

43 Lake Avenue Extension, Danbury, CT Phone: (203) 837-9227 .

Ives Concert Park will host Paint Night at the Park, a Cork and Canvas event with the Pottery Factory in Brookfield, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Tickets are $35 and will include instruction by one of the Pottery Factory's experienced creative specialists in the painting of Lullaby Moon

Lake Compounce First Annual Talent Show!

06/04/2017

186 Enterprise Dr, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-583-3300 (Offices open at 9am).

The Lake Compounce first annual talent show! Think you have what it takes to be crowned the Lake Compounce Legend? Show off your talent at our first annual talent show. FREE admission into the park for anyone willing to share their talents with us. Must sign up prior to event, and talent must be authorized by Lake Compounce prior to event.

Palace Theatre Waterbury - Chasing the Music

06/04/2017

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

2 pm. The CMAK Sandy Hook Memorial Foundation presents "Chasing the Music," a classical music event featuring Saint-Saens' "Carnival of Animals" performed by members of the NY Philharmonic and friends of Carter Brey. This will be an exceptional event bringing world renowned musicians to entertain the audience of adults and youth alike in memory of Chase and in support of the CMAK Foundation. The youth invited will be able to view this performance produced for their enjoyment. They will depart the theater at intermission. After intermission, Carter Brey will select movements of his choice to entertain the adult audience.
VIP Reception: The performance will be followed by a reception with a meet and greet with some of the performers. (Included only with the $100 ticket)

Naugatuck 12th Annual Duck Day Race

06/04/2017

Maple St., Naugatuck, CT Phone: 203-729-4511.

11 a.m. - 4 pm. 15,000 rubber ducks are dumped by pay loader off the Whittemore Bridge in Naugatuck to race down the Naugatuck River. Food and craft vendors, entertainment, games and circus talent line Maple and Water Streets.

Are You Part of Nature or Apart from it? Lessons from Lake Waramaug Observed & Native American History

06/04/2017

38 Curtis Road, PO Box 1260, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

In this PowerPoint presentation, author/artist Charles Raskob Robinson and IAIS’s Director of Research Lucianne Lavin, Ph.D. team up to discuss the history of Lake Waramaug and its denizens, and how it reflects the history of our world in general. Five Ice Ages, five Mass Extinctions, and our present immersion in the Sixth Mass Extinction caused by human activities are mirrored over all the Earth. According to research by the American Museum of Natural History, the Sixth Mass Extinction’s rate of species extinction is greater than that of the previous five. Western thought often views humankind and civilization as separate from and adversaries of Nature.  In contrast, Native Americans traditionally see themselves as part of Nature. How we as a nation view our relationship to Nature could well determine our collective fate. What may we learn from Native American history, culture and thought that might undo or diminish the onslaught of the Sixth Mass Extinction and the degradation of our natural environments? Come join in the conversation and learn for yourself!

Mr. Robinson’s beautifully illustrated book Lake Waramaug Observed is available in the museum’s gift shop for the author’s signing after the presentation.

Light refreshments will be served.

Included in the price of admission: $10 Adults; $8 Seniors; $6 Children; IAIS members free.

Ridgefield Playhouse The B-52s

06/05/2017

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

8 pm Catch the world's top party when they return to the Playhouse! From groundbreaking songs like "Rock Lobster," "Dance This Mess Around," and "Private Idaho" to chart-topping hits like "Love Shack," "Roam," and "Deadbeat Club."