War of 1812 Library Topic - Brookfield Museum


165 Whisconier R%d., Brookfield, CT Phone: 203-740-8140.

A multi-media presentation on the War of 1812 as part of the American Military Forum at 7:30 p.m. at the Brookfield Museum.  Speaker Joseph Secola, will focus on the last two engagements of the war, the Battle of Platsburgh, or Lake Champlain, in the north and the Battle of New Orleans in the south. Following the program will be refreshments. For more information visit the website.

Fly and Tour a Legacy--B-17 Returns to Oxford-Waterbury Airport

08/07/2012 to 08/08/2012

300 Christian St., Oxford, CT 06483. Phone: 860-594-2537.

"Aluminum Overcast," the Experimental Aircraft Association's (EEA) restored B-17 bomber, will descend upon Waterbury-Oxford Airport in Oxford, Connecticut (330 Christian St.) on August 7-8 as part of its 2012 "Salute to Veterans" national tour.  The "Aluminum Overcast" presents an opportunity for the public to experience, firsthand, the allure of this historic war bird on the ground and in flight that helped turn the tide of World War II. "Aluminum Overcast" brings a living link of aviation's and World War II's past for people of all ages to enjoy. Known as "The Flying Fortress," the B-17 bomber is considered one of the greatest military airplanes ever built and one of the best- known aircraft types of the World War II era. History comes alive as you step back in time and imagine the role of bombardier, navigator, and waist gunner as you walk around this magnificent aircraft. This authentic and unforgettable experience allows visitors to relive the legacy of the thousands who heroically flew World War II bombing missions. EAA's "Aluminum Overcast" B-17 was built in 1945, but was delivered to the Army Air Corps too late to see active service in World War II. In 1981 this B-17 was donated to the EAA Aviation Foundation with the provision that the aircraft be maintained in airworthy condition. After being displayed at the EAA Air Venture Museum in Oshkosh, Wis., for a decade, the B-17 made its national tour debut in the spring of 1994. At each stop, flight "missions" are available.  For more information, including rates for flights and ground tours, visit www.B17.org <http://www.B17.org>  or contact EAA's B-17 Tour Office at 800-359-6217. Special pre-book rates on flights are available for EAA members and non-members.  Flight purchase is also available on site. Don't miss out on the opportunity to take a mission flight or ground tour when Aluminum Overcast comes to Oxford –Waterbury Airport. Ground Tours 2-5 p.m.; weather permitting $10 Individual Rate Family Rate: $20 (adults & children up to age 17; immediate family) Free: Children under 8 (with paying adult) Free: Veterans / Active Military Mission Flights 10 a.m.-2 p.m., weather permitting. Pre-book: $409. EAA Members. $449 Non-Members-- Walk-Up $435 EAA Members $475.

Cinema Summer at The Mattack Museum - Waterbury


144 W Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-753-0381 ext 10.

Beat the heat this August at the Mattatuck Museum enjoying scenes of Venice in the air-cooled comfort of the museum’s Performing Arts Center.  The new film series “Cinema Summer” has been developed in conjunction with the current exhibition Reflections and Undercurrents: Ernest Roth and Printmaking in Venice, 1900-1940. The new series will focus on scenes of Venice in three films to be presented on consecutive Wednesday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. in August.  The series kicks off on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 with the Katherine Hepburn and Rossano Brazzi classic Summertime. In this beloved film a middle-aged secretary from Akron, Ohio, who has finally made it to Venice, Italy for her long-awaited dream vacation, unexpectedly finds romance. This 1955 film is directed by David Lean. Admission to these films is $5 for museum and OLLI members and $8 for non-members. Join the museum to immediately qualify for member benefits. Please register in advance at www.mattatuckmuseum.org or call (203) 753-0381, ext. 10.

98Q and Big Time Rush! Learn More at Lake Compounce - Bristol


822 Lake Ave, Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-583-6070.

Are your kids (or you!) Big Time Rush Fans? Join 98Q live at Lake Compounce on Thursday, August 9th and register to win tickets to see the band Big Time Rush when they come to Connecticut in September!

The Annual, Popular Afrikan Drumming Summer Concert - Danbury


CityCenter Green , Danbury, CT Phone: (203) 792-1711.

The annual, popular Afrikan Drumming summer concert will take place on the CityCenter Green on Thursday, August 9th, at 7:30 pm. This free concert is sponsored by the Danbury Music Centre and presented by CityCenter Danbury. Ase AmenRa Kariamu is the director of the program. In West African culture, stories are told and traditions are celebrated with drumming and dancing.  Join the Danbury Music Centre in celebrating these traditions by watching and listening to Kariamu Dance Troupe, the Afrikan Drumming class, professional dancers and drummers from CT, NY, and Africa. Adding to the excitement will be an appearance of the Capoeira Players. The public is invited to bring a picnic supper and dine on the CityCenter Green prior to the performance.
For additional information, please call CityCenter Danbury (203) 792-1711 or the Danbury Music Centre (203) 748-1716.

Oliver Wolcott Library Booktalk: The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery with Authur Eric Foner--Litchfield


160 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8030.

On Thursday, August 9, 2012 from 7 to 8PM  at the Oliver Wolcott Library Eric Foner's The Fiery Trial will discuss his insighful and powerful book about Abraham Lincoln and his emergence to become one of the nation's greatest presidents.  Eric Foner is regarded as one of America's most prominent historians.  Register please on the website.

Shakespeare on a Summer's Night: A Reading of the Merchant of Venice - Waterbury


144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-753-0381 ext 10.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Surrounded by the etchings (of Venice) by artists including Ernest Roth, the museum kicks off Shakespeare on a Summer’s Night — a unique theatre event featuring a professional play reading of the Merchant of Venice. Directed by Ed Wierzbicki and performed by a company of talented actors gathered specifically for this event. Bring your own copy of the play and follow along! While we can’t promise you that romantic gondola ride down the canals, you can bet there’ll be a wonderful vibe that results when literature,art and performance collaborate! The performance will be followed by a reception.

Danbury Summer Concert Series--Regional YMCA Family Zumba


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

Festivities on the Danbury Green begin at 7:00 p.m. with headliners taking the stage at 8:00 p.m. For additional information, visitwww.citycenterdanbury.com.

53rd Annual Lebanese Heritage Festival--Wolcott

08/10/2012 to 08/12/2012

Garthwait Road, Wolcott, CT 06716. Phone: 203-650-0484.

The 53rd  Annual Lebanese Heritage Festival will be August 10 to August 12, 2012 at the Ehden Lebanese American Club in Wolcott.  The event will feature music by Salah Kirdi & Band and a DJ, dancing, belly dancing performances, food and children's activities.  Hours are 6PM to midnight Friday, noon to midnight Saturday and 10AM to 7PM on Sunday.  Admission is $5.  Further information check the website.

Win a Car Courtesy of Country 92.5 and Harte Nissan! at Lake Compounce - Bristol


822 Lake Ave, Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-583-3300.

Mark your calendar for an event that you don't want to miss! Join The Lake and Country 92.5 on August 10th for your chance to win a 2012 Nissan Murano from Harte Nissan between 1pm and 3pm!  Guests will be selected to try and unlock the code to possibly win this great vehicle!