Torrington Coe Memorial Park Concert Series--Jus Us Band-Motown

07/10/2009 to 07/10/2009

Litchfield Street, Torrington, 06790. Phone: 860-489-2274.

On Friday, July 10, 2009 Coe Memorial Park Concert Series continues with Jus Us Band-Motown from 7PM to 9PM. Free--rain or shine. Bring blankets and chairs to sit on grass. Sponsored thru Torrington Park and Recreation Department.

62nd Annual Litchfield Open House Tour

07/11/2009 to 07/11/2009

Litchfield, 06759. Phone: 860-567-9423.

On the Green, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: (860) 567-9423. Fax: 860-567-9792. The oldest continuously running house tour on the East Coast and one of the oldest in the U.S. There will be five homes on this year's tour.The self-guided tour begins at the Information Booth on the Litchfield Green. Five homes on Litchfield's famous North and South Streets will be featured this year. Also, the Litchfield Historical Society will be part of the tour. The self-guided tour on Sat. begins at 10 a.m to 5 p.m. rain or shine. Ticket sales will be located at the Information Booth on the Green. Tickets $30. day of tour or ($25 in advance by contacting the Litchfield Aid of CJR, P.O. Box 214, Litchfield, CT 06759. Please include a stamped self addressed envelope with your credit card information, check or money order payable to Litchfield Aid of CJR. Credit card users should provide account name, number and expiration date. Advance orders are non refundable and must be received no later than Friday, June 26. A special group rate of $20 per person is offered for tour groups that reserve a minimum of 20 tickets in advance. A Preview Tour will be offered the evening of Fri., July 10th 5:00 -7:30 pm followed by a cocktail reception from 7-9:30 pm. at a private residence in Litchfield. For Preview Tour and the Cocktail Reception information call CJR (860) 567-9423. (always 2nd Sat in July)

Friends of the C.H. Booth Library Annual Book Sale-Newtown

07/11/2009 to 07/15/2009

Reed Intermediate School, Trades Lane, Newtown, 06470. Phone: 203-426-4533.

The Friends of the C.H. Booth Library will hold the Annual Book Sale from Saturday, July 11 thru Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at the Reed Intermediate School, Trades Lane, Newtown. Hours: 9:00AM to 5PM on Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday. Monday and Tuesday hours have been extended until 7PM for your shopping convenience. Visa and MasterCard accepted. Further information call: 203-426-4533.

Beacon Falls - Family Day/Fireworks

07/11/2009 to 07/11/2009

The annual fireworks display will be July 11th at the Pent Road Complex. Shuttle services will be available starting at 6:30 p.m. from Woodland Hight School, Ideal Manufacturing and the fire house. Fireworks begin at dark. Food and entertainment will be available.

1st Annual Family Field Day at Weir Farm National Historic Site

07/11/2009 to 07/11/2009

75 Nod Hill Rd., Wilton, 06897. Phone: 203-834-1896.

10 a.m. on Saturday, join several local naturalists with an introductory presentation about the importance of conservation in our changing environment. Family Field Day will give visitors the opportunity to explore Connecticut's natural diversity at the only national park in the state. Immediately following the talk, butterfly expert Victor DeMasi will lead a butterfly hike. After the walk, families can participate in a variety of activities, including examining butterflies, beetles, and live aquatic insects, completing an environmental art project, and exploring the farm with the Art Ranger Pond Pack, a backpack with art and nature-oriented activities that accompanies a hike to Weir Pond. For more information about the event, please call or visit the website.

Flintknapping Workshop

07/11/2009 to 07/11/2009

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

Learn how stone tools were made, sharpen your own skills or make your very first stone arrow point during a flintknapping workshop with primitive technologist and lithics expert Jeff Kalin, Cherokee descent. Percussion and pressure flaking techniques will be taught utilizing traditional practices.

Saturday, July 11, 2009 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Fee: $50 + $10 materials fee; $40 IAIS Members + $10 materials fee.

Registration and a $25 non-refundable deposit by July 6, 2009 is required.

Painting in the Courtyard

07/11/2009 to 07/11/2009

Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center, 144 West Main St, Waterbury, 06702. Phone: 203-753-0381 ext 11. Fax: 203-756-6283.

Designed for children ages 7?12 years old

Saturday, July 11, 2009 2:00-4:00 pm

Watercolors provide the perfect medium for painting in the museum's courtyard! Kids learn the basics of perspective and how to mix colors, create lines and layers, as artist and certified teacher June Kozloski teaches the techniques of landscape painting.

$4 for museum members, $7 for non-members

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival

07/11/2009 to 07/11/2009

Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, Rtes. 44 and 272, Norfolk, 06058. Phone: 860.542.3000. Fax: 860.542.3004.

Haydn & Mendelssohn - July 11, 2009 at 8PM    The Festival commemorates the bicentennial of Mendelssohn's birth and Haydn's death with a program of the composers - trios performed by Shmuel Ashkenasi violin, Ole Akahoshi cello and Peter Frankl piano. Come early and enjoy a brookside picnic and a stroll along the grounds. Admission: $45 - $10 and KIDS COME FREE! For tickets call 860.542.3000 or visit our website at

Summer Concert Series--CityCenter Danbury-NV/Billboard Favorites from the 60's,70's and 80's

07/11/2009 to 07/11/2009

Bandshell/Danbury Green, Danbury, 06810. Phone: 203-792-1711.

On Saturday, July 11, 2009 starting at 7:30PM the Danbury CityCenter Summertime Concert Series continues with NV/Bilboard Favorites from the 60's, 70's and 80's. Concerts are all free. Bring a chair and a picnic and enjoy the show.

Music Mountain-Jazz and Choral Series--New Black Eagle Jazz Band

07/11/2009 to 07/11/2009

Off Rte. 7, Falls Village, 06031. Phone: 860-824-7126.

On Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 6:30PM Music Mountain presents The New Black Eagle Jazz Band. Guardians of traditional jazz drawing on their abundant repertory of 1920's classics to Preservation hall standards. Penetrating Rhythm, Flawless Ensemble, A Great Show. Call for reservations or check the website for scheduling.