West Afrikcan Drumming

08/16/2008 to 08/16/2008

On The CityCenter Danbury Green, Phone: 203.792.1711.

In the West African culture, stories are told and traditions are celebrated with drumming and dancing. The 7:30PM concert is free and the public is encouraged to bring a blanket and a picnic or take out from the many downtown restaurants. You may also rent chairs at the Green if you would like. Ample parking is available at the Patriot Garage.

3rd Annual Music Mountain Free Family Festival

08/16/2008 to 08/16/2008

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

On Saturday, August 16th from 10Am to 4PM come join another fun-filled day of the performing arts in Gordon Hall at Music Mountain featuring The Bergonzi Sring Quartet's in a new, unique string quartet version of a classic children's work plus jugglers, dancers, mimes, puppeteers, story tellers, with music ranging from folk and country to rock. No admission charge, free parking. Picnicking on the lawns. Food available.

Last Fair Deal redraws the map of American Roots Music at CityCenter Green

08/22/2008 to 08/22/2008

Phone: 203.792.1711.

Last Fair Deal redraws the map of American roots music with an eclectic repertoire drawing from old-time string-bands, bluegrass, swing, and folk music. With their original and re-grooved tunes LFD�s live performances, with steller vocals, tight arrangements, and a unique acoustic synergy, will captivate any audience. The 7:30PM concert is free and the public is encouraged to bring a blanket and a picnic or take out from the many downtown restaurants. You may also rent chairs at the Green if you would like. Ample parking is available at the Patriot Garage.

Thrills in the Hills Bike Challenge--Litchfield

08/23/2008 to 08/23/2008

Route 202, Litchfield, 06759. Phone: 860-567-0546.

On Saturday, August 23rd as bicyclists of all ages join in the fun of the Bike Challenge, a two person physical and mind teasing event. Participants will enjoy a fifteen mile bike ride around the town of Litchfield, reaching checkpoints along the way, where they will be challenged to solve fun clues and mysteries before proceeding to the next stop. The event is being held to bring awareness and raise funds to support the Litchfield Community Greenway Initiative, a volunteer driven effort to bring a safe, serene , non-monorized accessible Greenway to the area. The Challenge begins at 3PM at the White Memorial Conservation Center on Route 202 in Litchfield. Food, beverage and goodie bags will be guaranteed to all pre-registrants. Male/Female, Co-ed and Parent /Child teams are welcome to participate. Cost $30 for adults, $15 for youth 12-17years old. Registration forms available at Murphy's Pharmacy, Sportsmen's of Litchfield, The Litchfield Community Center or call for more information.

2nd Annual Oxford Peach Festival

08/23/2008 to 08/23/2008

Oxford UCC Congregational Church, 3 Academy Rd, Off Rte. 67, Seymour, 06483. Phone: 203-888-0230.

Saturday, August 23, Oxford Peach Festival, 5-7p.m.: Sponsored by Oxford Historical Society, displays on the history of the Hale Peach orchards in Oxford and Seymour, the peach orchards of Connecticut, the slavic immigrants who worked at the orchard, and the families who operated the Orchards. Seasonal refreshments, including peach shortcake with peach ice cream will be available for purchase. Admission, just $1.

Book Sale at Norfolk Library

08/23/2008 to 08/23/2008

9 Greenwoods Rd. East, Norfolk, 06058. Phone: 860-542-5075.

On Saturday from 11 AM to 3PM at the Norfolk Library a giant book sale will be held. Books may be dropped off at the Corner Store on Fridays and must be contained in strong cardboard boxes. Call for further information.

In Harmony, one of the best retro bands around

08/23/2008 to 08/23/2008

Phone: 203.792.1711.

Close out Saturday series with Oldies from one of the best retro bands around. Thousands have appreciated their sound. The 7:30PM concert is free and the public is encouraged to bring a blanket and a picnic or take out from the many downtown restaurants. You may also rent chairs at the Green if you would like. Ample parking is available at the Patriot Garage.

Exhibit Opening and Annual Garden Party

08/24/2008 to 08/24/2008

Rte. 61, Morris, 06763.

On Sunday, 1-4 PM At Acorn Hall The opening of "Who's Minding the Store?" will take place at the Society's annual Garden Party and feature a "Baking Contest" and "Home-grown Tomato Competition." A raffle will include a gift certificate to a local food business and food-related merchandise. "Who's Minding the Store?" is a traveling exhibit from the Jewish Historical Society of Metrowest. A reconstructed store from Morris County's earlier days, the exhibit will demonstrate how people once shopped for food and other essentials. The exhibit will be augmented with agricultural, dining, and food merchandising artifacts from the collection of the Morris County Historical Society. MCHS member's are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy on the lawn of Acorn Hall. Tea and dessert will be served.

Robert Clay & Keb' Mo'

08/28/2008 to 08/28/2008

Warner Theatre 68 Main St, Torrington, 06790. Phone: (860) 489-7180.

Thursday, August 28, 7:30pm

$42.50, $49.50, $75

For thirty-plus years Robert Cray has laid down track after track of good-time, uptown, low-down blues. He's won five Grammys and been nominated for 11 more, inspired critics to praise his soulful vocal and instrumental artistry, earned respect from his peers, and sent young guitarists running back to the woodshed. Aside from their musicianship, the key to Cray and his band is their history. Through more than a thousand gigs played around the world, they've locked in a sound that's elegant and direct, searing and smooth.

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Keb' Mo's music is a living link to the seminal Delta blues that traveled up the Mississippi river and across the expanse of America -informing all of its musical roots -before evolving into a universally celebrated art form. Mo's music is a purely post modern expression of the artistic and cultural journey that has transformed the blues, and his own point of view, over time. His distinctive sound embraces multiple eras and genres, including pop, rock folk and jazz.

Salisbury Light Opera Company --Trail by Jury

08/29/2008 to 08/29/2008

30 Main Street, Salisbury, 06068. Phone: 860-435-9458.

On Friday, August 29th at 8PM and August 30th at 2PM and 8PM music lovers of Northwest CT are hereby summoned to jury duty, that is to the very delightful duty of hearing the comic opera Trail by Jury followed by a selection of Gilbert and Sullivan classics performed by the Light Opera Co. of Salisbury. Tickets are $20. Tickets can be purchased at Sharon Pharmacy, Salisbury Pharmacy, Petpourri in Lakeville and The House of Books in Kent and at the door before performances. call for further information.