Brookfield Historical Society AmericanAmerican Military Forum - The Great War: WWI


165 Whisconier Road , Brookfield, CT

7:30 pm. Renowned author Dr Gerry Brooker will deliver a multimedia presentation on WWI. Brooker's talk will include why the U.S. entered the war, its causes, how our participation hastened its end, and two of his essays about the war. Photos will include the battles of: Ypres, the Somme, Belleau Woods, the Argonne, the Marne, and Verdun. Free.

New England Railroad Museum Summer Scenic Train Rides with Fascia’s Chocolate Visit


242 East Main St, Thomaston, CT Phone: 860-283-7245.

Join us as we travel through the beautiful Naugatuck Valley, following the Naugatuck River on our historic, 1920's era passenger cars pulled by one of our vintage diesel locomotives. On this ride you will experience breathtaking views from the Thomaston Dam and ride alongside the Naugatuck River, all while being able to listen to the telling of our region's rich railroading history. On this special version of the Summer Scenic Train Rides, you will also enjoy a short stop at Fascia's Chocolate.

Middlebury CT Strawberry Festival


1242 Whittemore Rd., Middlebury, CT Phone: 203-758-2671.

5-7:30 pm.

Keeler Tavern Museum Paint & Pinot

06/07/2017 to 06/14/2017

132 Main St., Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5485.

$30 per session ($50 for both sessions) Learn to paint from Tina Phillips, and leave with a beautiful work of art. Two Sessions:
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 and Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Cost, includes supplies and refreshments: $30 per session $50 for both sessions

White Memorial Conservation Center Yoga in the Garden


80 Whitehall Rd, Litchfield, CT

In the garden behind the White Memorial museum, we will practice gentle, Vinyasa yoga as we listen to the birds, feel the morning breezes, and celebrate the warmth of the summer sun. Class will be followed by a brief guided meditation for those who would like to participate. This is an all levels, all ages program and requires no prior yoga or meditation experience! Recent studies have shown the benefits of yoga, which include stress reduction, improvement in strength, flexibility, and balance. Please bring a mat and water (and sunscreen/bug repellant if desired). 8:00 A. M. – 9:00 A.M., Each class is $10. Come to one, several, or all!! A portion of these proceeds will go to the White Memorial Conservation Center. For information, Please call 860-309-9489.

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Painting Uncorked!


258 Main St, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-4519.

7 to 9 pm. $25. Enjoy an evening of painting, paired with wine, light hors d'oeuvres, and great conversation with Allison Meyler, a painter and Ridgefield resident. Meyler's current body of work is a colorful exploration of the art of portraiture, abstraction, and human connection. Whether you are an aspiring artist or just looking to explore your artistic side, don't miss this night of creativity! Art materials, wine, and refreshments are included. Must be 21 or older.

Mattatuck Museum - MATT by NIGHT: Murder Mystery, Vol. 3


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

6 pm - 10 pm. Whether you are a young professional or student, art lover or history buff, night owl or socialite, you are invited to another MATT by Night adventure! Travel back in time to attend an exhibition opening in the 1950s. Join us, bend the rules of history and investigate a peculiar crime. Period costumes encouraged, and fun guaranteed! After the big reveal, stick around with your friends and enjoy the galleries. Your admission fee includes food, wine and beer. Specialty cocktail available for purchase. Advanced Tickets: $20, Day of/At Door: $25. Must be 21+

White Memorial Museum Children Free Week

06/08/2017 to 06/14/2017

80 Whitehall Rd, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0857.

Free admission to children ages twelve and under when accompanied by an adult.

20th Annual Lebanese Food Festival

06/09/2017 to 06/10/2017

8 East Mountain Road , Waterbury, CT

Try authentic Lebanese foods such as stuffed grape leaves, tabouli, hummus, beef kabob, falafel, kafta and more at the 20th annual Lebanese Food Festival. The festival also features live Lebanese music, folk dancing, cooking demos, children's contests, silent auction and raffle drawing. And don't miss singer Andre Ibrahim live on stage Friday and Saturday nights. Free admission and parking. Friday 6 pm to Midnight and Saturday, 12 Noon to 12 Midnight

BOOKS & BLOOMS Talk by Ellen Ecker Ogden

06/09/2017 to 06/10/2017

30 Pine Street, Cornwall, CT Phone: 860-672-6874.

Kitchen Garden Design: The Art of Growing Food," a talk by Ellen Ecker Ogden, food and garden writer and lecturer on farm-to-table cooking and kitchen garden design. Her newest book, The Complete Kitchen Garden, features inspiring designs to create works of art outside your window. Ellen's articles appear in many national magazines, most recently the March issue of Better Homes and Gardens. The Silent Auction Prize: Ellen's on-site, one-hour consultation at your garden. Seating is limited. To reserve a place, RSVP by June 1. An opening reception for Books & Blooms will immediately follow the talk. $30 per person, or $50 per person for both Friday and Saturday events.