Flanders Film Series (Adults) – Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time - Woodbury

08/10/2012

5 Church Hill Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711 .

Friday, August 10, 7 pm. Location: The Studio at Flanders Cost: $6 members / $8 non-membersA preview of the first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever made about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold, “Green Fire” highlights Leopold’s extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement. Leopold remains relevant today, inspiring projects all over the country that connect people and land.

Sharon Audubon Center 50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

08/10/2012

325 Cornwall Bridge Rd., Sharon, CT 06069. Phone: 860-364-0520.

Sharon Audubon Center 50th Anniversary Dinner Celebration, Friday, August 10th, Cocktails 6:00pm, Dinner 7:00pm, $125 per person, Kindly RSVP before July 27th.  We request the pleasure of your company at a Dinner Celebration in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the Sharon Audubon Center and the Emily Winthrop Miles Wildlife Sanctuary.  Speakers include friends and family members of the Ford and Miles families, as they talk about what it was like growing up on the properties before the land was donated to Audubon.

Danbury Summer Concert Series--Jake Long/Who's Next

08/10/2012

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.

11th Fondue Night at Haight-Brown Vineyard - Litchfield

08/11/2012

29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: (860) 567-4045 .

Drink Haight-Brown wines while enjoying cheese and chocolate fondue. Fondue night is held the second saturday of every month. $35 per person.

 

 

The Golden Dragon Acrobats at Ives Concert Park - Danbury

08/11/2012

Western CT State University, Westside Campus, 43 Lake Ave. Ext, Danbury, CT 06810.

The Golden Dragon Acrobats on Saturday, Gates – 6:00 pm. Show - 7:30 pm 2 - 1 hour sets with 1 intermission.  A time-honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. World Renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award winning acrobatics, traditional dancing, ancient and contemporary music, and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty. Visit the website for tickets.

Bark for Life Event at Black Rock Park--Thomaston

08/11/2012

Black Rock Park, Watertown, CT 06795. Phone: 860-484-9566.

American Cancer Society Walk for Life of Thomaston will host the first Bark for Life at Black Rock Park in Watertown on August 11, 2012.  The event is a three hour noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the fight again cancer.  Registration begins at 9:30AM and the event starts at 10AM.  Early Registration fee $10; day of $20.  Check the website for further information.

6th Annual Danbury Railway Day

08/11/2012

120 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-778-8337.

The Danbury Railway Museum is pleased to host the 6th annual Danbury Railroad Day on Saturday, August 11.  A day full of educational activities and FREE train rides for the whole family is planned.  The fun will begin at 10am and end at 4:00 PM, with train rides hourly from 10:30 to 2:30. Admission to the museum is $6.00 for adults; $5.00 for seniors; $4.00 ages
2-12; under 2, free. The museum will be operating the Railyard Local — a short FREE trip being pulled by the GE 44-Ton switch engine, built in 1947, with locomotive cab rides available.  Ride in the  newly-painted Canadian National RR caboose
or a 1920's coach.  The train will pass the old New Haven RR turntable, built circa 1914, where visitors see the turntable in action.  As a special educational treat, periodically during the day demonstrations of coupling and uncoupling train cars will take place and an explanation of how the railroads used lanterns for signaling. In the Danbury museum building, visitors can explore railroad history exhibits, operating electric train layouts, static model displays of the station and railyard, many one-of-a-kind artifacts of railroading history, a wonderful gift shop, and many other items of interest.  Outside in the historic railyard, guests will find walk-through exhibits, an operating "Large Scale" garden railroad, an operating New Haven RR forge— with a blacksmith on duty! — and a vast assortment of train cars and locomotives,many that ran in Danbury during its railroading heyday.  A recent restoration project — the old water tank pumphouse originally situated near the Danbury Fairground Mall — will be open for inspection. The Danbury Railway Museum is a non-profit organization, staffed solely by volunteers, and is dedicated to the preservation of, and education about, railroad history.

35th Annual Tag Sale New Preston Congregational Church

08/11/2012

15 Church Street, New Preston, CT 06777. Phone: 860-868-7805 or 860-868-0661.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday on the grounds of the church.  Delicious food, breakfast and lunch, books galore, white elephant, baked goods, furniture, tool and knife sharpening. Raffle and many vendors.

54th Water Ski Show at Bantam Lake

08/11/2012 to 08/12/2012

Sandy Beach, Litchfield, CT 06759.

At 2 p.m. on Sat. & Sun.  Acrobatics and amazing feats at this show put on by the nation's oldest, continuously operating water ski club.  Bantam Lake Sandy Beach, Morris is the location to view the show.

Danbury Summer Concert Series--Ridgefield Syphony Orchestra

08/11/2012

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.