Backcountry Outfitters - Kent Sidewalk Sale

08/07/2014 to 08/10/2014

5 Bridge Street, Kent, CT Phone: :860-927-3377.

On Thursday, Friday, Sat, & Sunday.  Dave's Dog House Burgers, Dogs, BBQ Shrimp Skewers, Sesame Noodles, Chocolate-Covered Bacon!!! Dizzie Miss Lizzie's Juice Bar Awesome Fruit & Vegetable Juices Delish Designs Hand-made skirts, dresses & tops made using repurposedT-Shirts! Major Markdowns on Gear & Apparel, plus more.



Karen Rossi Workshop: Hamsa Sun Catcher--Torrington


27 East Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-305-6579.

Karen Rossi Workshop--AUGUST 7: Hamsa Sun Catcher--A wonderful piece to keep the bad away, and welcome the good! Decorate the metal with rubber stamps and then add crystals and beads. It might even make a rainbow if you put it in your window $20.00 (Regular $40.00 per person).  Workshops are for children 12 and up. 

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: From Bonnets to Bell Bottoms: A Century of Connecticut Fashion 1860-1960--Litchfield


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

On Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 7-8PM at the Oliver Wolcott Library a program:  From Bonnets to Bell Bottoms:  A Century of Connecticut Fashion 1860-1960 with Karen DePauw.  Karen DePauw is a Research and Collections Associate at the Connecticut Historical Society.  Space is limited.  Registration required.

Haight-Brown Vineyard - Wine & Canvases at the Vineyard


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

Friday, August 8th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Tickets $40. Registration and information C Grab your friends and come join us for a fun and creative night out! "The Arts Desire" will provide all the materials and supplies and give step by step instructions and you go home with your very own masterpiece. It's the third class in a series of 3 paintings. Enjoy a glass of HBV wine.

Colebrook Historical Society Lecture: The Legislative Gauntlet--How Unsavory Is It


Rtes. 183/182/A, Colebrook, CT 06021. Phone: 860-379-3614.

The Colebrook Historical Society will host a social reception August 8, followed by a presentation by a former Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives, Philip Bainbridge.  He will talk about The Legislative Gauntlet-How Unsavory Is It? You be the Judge!.  The gathering will be held at the Colebrook Historical Society.  All are welcome.

Danbury Concerts on the Green

08/08/2014 to 08/09/2014

Ives Street , Danbury, CT Phone: 203.792.1711.

All shows begin with an opening act at 7:00pm, the main event at 8pm - Free. Suggestion Donation of $2 per person; $5 per family. 8/8- SISTER FUNK, 8/9- TAKE 6.

Keeler Tavern Museum - Antiques and Treasures - A fundraiser for the Museum

08/08/2014 to 08/10/2014

132 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-431-3094.

Friday, August 8 - Sunday, August 10. This event, a fundraiser for the Museum, will showcase a wide variety of period furnishings, oriental rugs, mirrors, art work, glass, china, silver, vintage jewelry, collectible books, and linens, as well as a collection of antique dolls, metal soldiers and military war memorabilia. After viewing the treasures indoors, visitors can stroll through our beautiful gardens to select furniture for the patio or terrace. Then, they may continue on to the large tents and Carriage Barn to view reasonably priced furniture suitable for a first home, apartment, or dorm. For inquiries about consignment appointments and/or donations (tax letters given), please call Margo McEachern at 203-431-3094.

Ansonia Nature Center Hosts Chris Rowlands, Pulleteer and Singer


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

Ansonia Nature Center Hosts CHRIS ROWLANDS, Puppeteer and Singer  – Fri. Aug. 8, 7 pm/ Come see Chris Rowlands, who's famous for getting everyone involved. He brings animals to life through his music, comedy, puppets, and colorful props.  Sing along with Chris as he shares his songs about animals and their environment.  Please register for this FREE interactive presentation.

Guided Retreat: "Gift of Life: Death and Dying, Life and Giving" — Wisdom Retreat and Conference Center

08/08/2014 to 08/15/2014

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

A guided retreat that will challenge your beliefs on life . . . and death. This retreat will include a viewing of the DVD The Gift of Life: Death and Dying and Living, an interview with Fr. Thomas Keating and Fr. Carl Arico.

Presenters: Gail Fitzpatrick Hopper and Mary Anne Best

Fees: $605 private room with bath; $530 private room with hall bath. Non-refundable deposit: $100


Hurd House - A Mid-Summer Night Lantern Tour


Hollow Rd., Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-266-0305.

On Saturday experience an evening in the late 17th Century. Take a lantern tour of the Hurd House while each room comes alive with costumed docents recreating the activities of the daily life of the Hurd Family. The lantern tour will conclude in the barn, where guests can view the vast collection of farm implements and enjoy light refreshments. There will be two tours: 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm. Fee: There is a suggested donation of $10 per person/children under 12 are free. All proceeds will go to the Woodbury Scholarship Fund. To make a reservation or for more information, please call the Hurd House Museum at 203-266-0305 or e-mail us at