Lake Compounce Emergency Appreciation day.


186 Enterprise Drive, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-583-3300 (Offices open at 9am).

Come show your support for our local heroes! Lake Compounce is honored to have some of our local emergency responders at the park for the day. Photo ops with the vehicles are highly encouraged. Come prepared with a camera and questions. Emergency personnel get in for FREE when a family member or loved one buys a regular admission day ticket.

Sports, Politics, and War: Book Discussion

08/09/2016 to 08/09/2016

170 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-797-4527.


Sports, Politics & War: Book Discussion

Tuesday, August 9                         

Noon – 1:00pm

Technology Center Conference Room


We’ll discuss Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, a story about an Olympic athlete and how he survives his capture and imprisonment during WWII.   Refreshments sponsored by FRIENDS of the Danbury Library.  Facilitated by John O’Donnell, Librarian.

FREE! Registration is required online at, click on “Events” or by calling 203-797-4527

Litchfield Summer Concert Series--2016


On The Green, Litchfield, CT 06759.

Aug. 10, 2016 – The Loft will be on the Litchfield Green as part of the Summer Concert Series.  Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the music.

Athletes of the Animal Kingdom with Animal Embassy

08/10/2016 to 08/10/2016

243 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770. Phone: (203) 729-4591. Fax: (203) 723-1820.

Are you excited about the Olympics in Rio? Did you know that some of our wild neighbors carry out athletic feats daily to catch (or avoid being) prey? Other animals travel long distances or use speed to get around. Our friends from Animal Embassy return to educate and entertain all ages with show-worthy feats by animals like frogs that can unfurl their tongues and strike out at insects at record speeds, lizards that use push-ups to mark their territories, rabbits that sprint away from their nemesis, or birds that routinely fly marathon distances. “Medal Ceremony” Ambassadors visiting us may include: Veiled Chameleon, Argentine Black & White Tegu, Carpet Python, Lovebird and more! Be prepared to be amazed by the talent and skills of the wide world of animal athletes – and you won’t even have to travel to Brazil! Call us for more information or to reserve a seat. 

Imagination Nation - Circle of Fun


1 Pleasant St, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-314-1400.

12pm-2pm Join us for our very own Olympics! Go for the gold in a variety of physical events and have a blast with our exciting circle activities..

The Institute of American Indian Studies Archery Competition


38 Curtis Rd, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-0518.

Tired of shooting at the same target in your own backyard? Come to IAIS for some fun, friendly competition and prizes! Ages 11 and up please. Call to register. Included in regular museum admission: $8 Adults; $6 Seniors; $5 Children; IAIS Members Free.

Sherman Chamber Ensemble Signature Summer Series Hosts: Sweet Diversions with Mozart


Route 37 South and Leach Hollow Rd., Sherman, CT 06784. Phone: 203-947-4767.

"Sweet Diversions with Mozart"--Friday, August 12, 2016 at 8 pm, St. Andrew's Church, 1 N. Main St., Kent, CT (Presented in collaboration with the church's Music in the Nave series). Saturday, August 13, 8 pm Lake Mauweehoo Clubhouse, Route 37 South and Leach Hollow Rd., Sherman, CT. Sherman Chamber Ensemble program includes Phantasy Quartet, Benjamin Britten; Heliade, Phillipe Hersant; Duo for Oboe and Flute, Robert Muczynski; and Divertimento in E flat Major for String Trio, K. 563, W.A. Mozart. Featuring: Susan Rotholz, flute; Gerald Reuter, Oboe; Doori Na, violin; Michael Roth, viola; and Artistic Director Eliot Bailen, cello. Individual concert general admission is $30 and $25 for students and seniors. Children 15 and under are free when accompanied by an adult purchasing admission ticket. For Sherman concerts only, lawn tickets may be purchased the night of the concert for $10. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling 860-355-5930. Tickets may also be purchased online at

Danbury Concerts on the Green


Danbury Green, Danbury, CT Phone: 203-792-1711.

Wooden Horse.  Opening Act @ 7 p.m. and Main Performance at 8 p.m.

Harrybrooke Park Hosts Peacock Golf Classic--New Milford


Harrybrooke Park, New Milford, CT 06776.

The Pecock Golf Classic to benefit Harrybrooke Park will take place on August 12, 2016.  Includes Breakfast lunch and dinner.  Prizes--Golf Contests plus 18 hole golf event.  Please share with your friends and mark your calendar as we SWING into action! This event is way ABOVE PAR! Wait, I think that should be below par ... hmmmm ... I've talked myself into a sand trap here. Regardless, we hope you can make it! Don't just PUTT around and wait, click the link above and sign up today. Space is limited so call three friends and bring a FORE-some ... ok, enough golf puns. You get the idea and can call ANY TIME with questions!

Guided Retreat – Henri Nouwen and Vincent Van Gogh: Masters of Compassion - Eight Day Silent Retreat. Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

08/12/2016 to 08/19/2016

229 E. Litchfield Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3163.

Studying under Henri Nouwen at Yale Divinity School, Carol Berry was introduced to the compassion of Vincent Van Gogh. She then spent decades researching his life and art. This retreat will weave the images and words of Van Gogh and Nouwen and reveal their desire to live compassionately. Presenter: Carol Berry. Fee includes the book, Vincent Van Gogh: His Spiritual Vision in Life and Art by Carol Berry. Fees: $645 private room with bath (limited); $570 private room with hall bath. Non-refundable Deposit: $100.