Treasure Hunt in Kent

07/19/2008 to 07/19/2008

Kent, 0757. Phone: 860-927-4587.

On Saturday from 10AM to 1PM the Kent Historical Society and Kent Conservation Commission will challenge area residents to identify 10 "Kent Treasures". The Conservation Commission has designated five natural sites worth conserving and the Historical Society is putting forth five historical sites. It's a great activity for families. Participants will meet in the parking lot at Town Hall between 10 and 10:30AM to receive clues to begin the treasure hunt. Prizes will be awarded to everyone who completes a visit to all 10 sites. Participants will need a car to visit all treasures.

Great Gatsby Garden Party

07/19/2008 to 07/19/2008

Phone: (860) 567-6000.

"Great Gatsb" Garden Party, Saturday, July 19, 3:30-6:30 p.m., 10 Litchfield Road, Harwinton, CT . Suggested Donation: $25 per person. Includes drinks and light dinner fare. Piano music by David Grausman of the Mayflower Inn. Sponsored by Victoria Elliot of Sotheby's International Realty and co-hosted by Dr. Marvin McMillen. All proceeds to benefit VNA Northwest, Inc. Hospice Program. For information, please call VNA Northwest or visit the website.

July to Spotlight the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden

07/19/2008 to 07/19/2008

9 Main Street North, Bethlehem, 06751. Phone: 203-266-7596.

On Saturday, July 19 from 4-6 pm, a Spotlight Celebration at the Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden in Bethlehem will feature a Free Garden Concert with Litchfield Jazz Festival Headliner Nicole Zuraitis and students from the Litchfield Jazz Camp All Stars. Pre-Ordered "Moveable Feasts" picnics are available from The Provender, and menu items are listed on www.ctlandmarks.org/spotlight. RSVP to (203) 266.7596

The History, Lore and Legacy of the CCC Camps in Connecticut

07/19/2008 to 07/19/2008

109 West River Rd, Pleasant Valley, 06063. Phone: 860 738 1152.

Barkhamsted Historical Society is sponsoring a program by author Marty Podskoch Sat. July 19th at 2P.M. at the Barkhamsted Senior Center entitled "The History,Lore and Legacy of the CCC camps in Ct." The CCC was part of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal program during the depression and more than 3 million men served in the Corps between 1933 and 1942.Much of the work of the Corps can still be seen in our nation's parks and forests like People's Forest.After the program we will drive down the road to see the remains of Camp White,a CCC camp in Barkhamsted in the 1930's. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

18th Century Historic House Tour Norfolk - Celebrating 250th Anniversary - Town of Norfolk

07/19/2008 to 07/19/2008

Phone: 860-542-5761.

Historic House Tour, 5 Colonial era homes on view; Norfolk CT The Norfolk Historical Society will again be offering an historic house tour this summer scheduled for Saturday, July 19, 2008, from 10:00 to 4:00 P.M. Following the very successful Alfredo Taylor Historic House Tour of 2005, this will be the Society's second tour of historic houses in this small New England Village, presented in conjunction with the 250th anniversary of the Town of Norfolk. Five 18th century houses will be featured giving the visitor a glimpse back to the days of hearth-side cooking and beehive ovens. One of the houses on view was also a stop on the famed Underground Railroad which sheltered runaway slaves during the 19th century abolitionist movement. Tours are self-guided but the rich history of each house and its unique features will be highlighted and pointed out by our docents at each site. The tour will take approximately 2 1/2 hours and involves some walking and steep stairs at a few locations. Tickets for the tour are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the tour. Advance tickets are available through the Norfolk Historical Society's web site, beginning in June. Ticket pickup and sales on the day of the tour will be at the Norfolk Historical Museum located at 13 Village Green, Norfolk, CT For further information 860 542 5761 or 860 542 1907.

Centennial Big Band Dance - Quassy Amusement Park

07/19/2008 to 07/19/2008

Route 64, Middlebury, 06762. Phone: 203-758-2913.

Quassy Amusement Park brings back the big band era with a Centennial Dance 7-10 p.m., Saturday, July 19. Featuring 'Dave Gardino and The Starlight Orchestra.' Parking $5. Free admission to the dance under the stars at the Lakeside Theater

Parrotheads Meets Reggae At Woodbury Ski Area

07/20/2008 to 07/20/2008

Route 47, Woodbury, 06798. Phone: 203-263-2203.

On Sunday from 11AM to 8PM a tribute to Jimmy Buffett's music will be held. Garratt Wilkin and The Parrotheads, voted best tribute band to Jimmy Buffet will join Mystic Rebels, a Bob Marley tribute band and Pete Scheips Bank and Screw Ups, a tribute bank to Toots and Maytals, at the venue's outdoor amphitheater. Crafts and good venders will be part of the day which includes swimming, camping, a skate park demonstration and competition. Tickets $25 advance, $35 at the gate.

Beach Party at Golden Age of Trucking Museum

07/22/2008 to 07/22/2008

1101 Southford Rd., I-84 Exit. 17, Middlebury, 06762. Phone: 203-577-2181.

On Tuesday, July 22nd from 5:30 to 8PM join the 2008 Cruise Night event and Beach Party. Live DJ, BBQ, Trophies, prizes, reduced museum admission, members free. Volley ball, Frisbee, water games and sand.

Summer Fun Events

07/22/2008 to 07/22/2008

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

Summer Fun Events at the Tapping Reeve House 9:30-11:30am Ages 7-10 Kick up your heels and learn the steps to a popular social dance of the early 1800's. Create a tussiemussie with flowers from the garden; make and play a popular game from the Early Republic. Fee per session: $10 members; $15 non-members. Registration Required. Call 860-567-4501.

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

07/22/2008 to 07/22/2008

South Canaan Meeting House, Falls Village, 06031.

On Tuesday, July 22, 2008 from 6to7PM at the South Canaan Meeting House the Tenth Annual "Tuesdays at Six" lecture series continues with "The Wadham Brothers of Litchfield County" by Peer Vermilyea, Educator and Historial. The lecture is free and open to the public.