Ansonia Nature Center Program: Creature Feature


10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia, CT 06401. Phone: 203-736-1053.

Ansonia Nature Center Program: CREATURE FEATURE: The Amazing World of Arthropods– Sat. Aug. 2, 12 noon. Meet our friend "Spiderman" James Tully,who will teach us all about animals that have an external skeleton (called an exoskeleton), segmented bodies, and jointed legs.  Come up close to real live scorpions, tarantulas, our resident hissing roaches, and Northern Walking Sticks.  Please call to register for this FREE event.

White Memorial Conservation Center Hosts The GReat Lobster Dilemma--Litchfield


Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-0857.

On August 2, 2014 at 12PM in the A. B. Ceder Room Beth Patrizzi, Director of the Cedar Island Marina Research Laboratory in Clinton helps us get to the bottom of controversial research regarding Main Lobster populations in Long Island Sound and throughout New England.  Program includes lunch.  Members $20, Non-Members $25. 

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival Hosts The Emerson String Quartet-Yale Summer School of Music--Norfolk


Route 44/272, Norfolk, CT 06058. Phone: 860-542-3000.

The Emerson String Quartet (Eugene Drucker, violin; Philip Setzer, violin; Lawrence Dutton; viola; and David Finckel, cello)stands alone in the history of string quartets with an unparalleled list of achievements over three decades: over thirty acclaimed recordings since 1987, nine Grammy® Awards (including two for Best Classical Album, an unprecedented honor for a chamber music group), three Gramophone Awards, the coveted Avery Fisher Prize and cycles of the complete Beethoven, Bartók, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich string quartets in the world's musical capitals. The Quartet has collaborated in concerts and on recordings with some of the greatest artists of our time. In 2000, the Emerson was named "Ensemble of the Year" by Musical America, and, in March 2004, became the 18th recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize. In February 2012 the Emerson String Quartet announced its first member change in over 34 years. British cellist Paul Watkins replaced David Finckel, who retired from the quartet at the end of the 2012-13 season. The Emerson Quartet will be in residence in Norfolk for one week and will give a performance on Saturday, August 2nd of quartets by Beethoven and Shostakovich, as well as the Mozart Clarinet Quintet with clarinetist David Shifrin.

Music Mountain 85th Season Twilight Concerts Features The New Black Eagle Jazz Band--Falls Village


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

On Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 6:30PM Music Mountain Twilight Concerts continue featuring The New Black Eagle Jazz Band with Dancing.  Since 1971, they have played the best of the uplifting and soulful New Orleans' sound from the 1920's and 1930's.  Check the website for further information.

Mclaughlin Vineyards Fat Cat & Skinny Rat


14 Albert's Hill Rd., Sandy Hook, CT Phone: 203-426-1533.

1-4 Music and Wine Tasting. Call for reservations, 15 pp/20@ door. 

Vintage Baseball and The Tri-State League Home Run Derby at Fuessenich Park - Torrington


Fuessenich Park,, Torrington, CT Phone: 860-482-8260.

On Sunday, Simsbury Taverneers vs. Connecticut Picked Nine - Game will be played by 1860 Rules. Admission. Adults $5. Children under 10 Free.  Present by the Torrington Historical Society, Torrington Parks & Recreation Commission  and Torrington Municipal Historian, Ken Buckbee. Plus, Connecticut Civil War Round Table members, men & women dressed in 1800;s style clothing will mingle with the crowd. Torrington Library staff member will entertain children with 1800's stories, and more. Tom Hooker Hanford will sing the "The Star-Spangled Banner" and entertain the crowd with period music. Sponsor by: Torrington Savings Bank.  For more information visit the website.

WSCU - Literary Reading


43 Lake ave. Extenstion, Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: (203) 837-8878..

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present a reading by Joe Ahearn and Alexis Fedorjaczenko at 7 p.m. in Room 218 of the Westside Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Summer Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit or call (203) 837-8878.

Vintage Base Ball and The Tri-State League Home Run Derby


Fuessenich Park , Coe Place, Torrington, CT Phone: (860) 482-8260.

On Saturday, Home Run Derby - 5 p.m. - Vintage Base Ball 6 p.m. Simsbury Taverneers vs. Connecticut Picked Nine - Game will be played by 1860 rules.  "Abraham Lincoln"  portrayed by Howard Wright will throw out the first pitch and mingle with the crowd. Tom Hooker Hanford will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" and entertain the crowd with music from the period. Connecticut Civil War Round Table members, men & women dressed in 1800's style clothing, will mingle wit the crowd. Torrington Library staff members will entertain children with stories, and more. Presented by the Torrington Historical Society, Torrington Department of Parks & Recreation and Torrington Municipal Historian, Ken Buckbee.  Admission: Adults $5 - Children Under 10 Free.  Proceeds benefit the Torrington Historical Society.

Mattatuck Museum Lecture Series "The Way We Worked" Hosts Artist Duvian Montoya--Waterbury


144 West Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-753-0381 Ext. 130.

On August 3, 2014 at 3PM Artist Duvian Montoya will talk about "The Sometimes Forgotten American Immigrants" at the Mattatuck.  Montoya's work will be on exhibition, "Waterbury Works" Then and Now at the museum.  Free with museum admission.

Annual Cycling Tour of the Litchfield Hills


Coe Park, So. Main St. and Rte. 202, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-379-3372 - 860-496-6488.

On Sunday, August 3, 2014 starting at 6AM the 10th Annual Cycling Tour of the Litchfield Hills begins. The Tour, a non competitive 12,30,50 and 75 mile bike ride through the scenic Litchfield Hills, has added a 100 mile ride this year. There are also 8 mile, 4 mile and 2 mile walking routes through downtown Torrington. The event begins and ends at Coe Park, Torrington. Registration on line this year at Sponsored by The Center for Cancer Care Fund managed by The Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut. The "Mayor's Cup" will be presented to the team whose members have been most successful in raising funds. Highlights: Road Bike Give Away, Auction, Celebratory Picnic. Further information call: 860-496-6488 or check the website for online registration and further details.