Directed Retreats – Eight Day Silent Retreats. Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

08/12/2016 to 08/19/2016

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

A quiet country atmosphere allows an appreciation of the healing effect of silence. Retreat includes daily meeting with spiritual mentor. Liturgy celebrated daily. Chapel, swimming pool, country roads for walking, outdoor Labyrinth, and art gallery add to the restful, peaceful environment.

Presenters: Gail DeMaria, CSJP, Andrée Grafstein, Cathleen Murtha, DW

Fees: $620 private room with bath (limited); $545 private room/hall bath
Non-Refundable Deposit: $100

Nutmeg Festival


351 Main St., Ridgefield, CT

10 am to 4 pm. Rain or Shine. The 110th Annual Nutmeg Festival will be held at St. Stephen's Church from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2016. Music, art, crafts, magic, food, books, games for children, Silent Auction and Raffle. No charge for admission. Fairs proceeds go to local charities.

Tea for Two Hundred


63 River Road, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-7756.

The 19th annual Tea for Two Hundred garden party gala benefit will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016, from 4:00 to 7:00pm in the beautiful gardens of the Washington Depot home of Mr. Gael Hammer and Mr. Gary Goodwin. Guests will be able to dance in the garden to the music of the legendary "Beehive Queen" Christine Ohlman, shop the fabled and eclectic Silent Auction, and enter the dazzling Crazy Hat contest. The dress code is traditional white or creative vintage.

Ives Concert Park - Westside Reggae Festival


43 Lake Avenue Extension, Danbury, CT Phone: 203.837.9226.

2:00 PM. Tickets: LAWN: Advanced: $30. At the Door: $40. Kids under 3: Free lawn only. RESERVED:. Advanced: $40. At the Door: $50. Purchase Tickets Online Here:–danbury-ives-concert-park

Sherman Chamber Ensemble Signature Summer Series Hosts: Children's Concert


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

Children's Concert--Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 2 pm, Sherman Library, 1 Sherman Center, Sherman, CT. Sherman Chamber Ensemble presents a retelling of Munro Leaf's "Ferdinand the Bull" narrated by Susan Rotholz, composed and performed by Eliot Bailen for solo cello, and "Peter and the Wolf" — everyone's favorite! Free admission. For more information visit, call (860) 355-5930 or email

Danbury Concerts on the Green


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

Chamber Music Intensive Music Festival -- performances begin at 7:30 p.m. 

64th Winchester Grange Fair & Flea Market


100 Newfield Rd., Winchester, CT 06094. Phone: 860-626-0326.

Local Fair: 9 AM - 2 PM - See the area's best fruits, vegetables and baked goods. Buy some summer reading at the book sale and visit the flea market on the scenic Winchester Center Green, featuring over 18 local vendors.  There will also be children's games, entertainment and food from Cafe 74. All are welcome to enter an exhibit or to sign up for a space in the flea market. Flowers, baking, collections and fruit and vegetable exhibits will be accepted until 11:00 AM the morning of the fair.

Karen Rossi Studios - Adult and Children's Workshops


27 East Main St., Torrington, CT Phone: 860-309-2545.

Children: Study with professional artist Karen Rossi. Learn all about the world of art! Famous artists, explore various mediums,
drawing, painting, technique, sculpture and crafts. Experiment with new materials, learn the color wheel and the elements and priciples of design. Saturdays at 10am for 1.5 hours $10 each. Print making project. Adults: Snack, Sip and Create! Enjoy the creative atmosphere of the art studio with a sip of wine and appetizers from local restaurants. Bring a plate to share with the table or bring your own lunch and enjoy making a unique piece of art.Saturdays at noon $30. August 13th: Make a Fairy House. It's midsummer, and it's time to play! Another treat for your garden or keep it on the mantle. Decorate it for the holidays.

Music Mountain 2016 Saturday Twilight Series--The Catskill Jazz Factory Presents Chris Pattishall Octet Musical Fictions: Borges in TangoFalls Village


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

The Twilight series features concerts of Jazz, Big Band, Cabaret, Country, Folk, Opera, and Gilbert & Sullivan. Our Saturday evening twilight concerts allow you to tap your toes in your seat or while dancing on our outdoor dance floor! Saturday August 13, 6:30 PM--Buy Tickets Online--The Catskill Jazz Factory Presents Chris Pattishall Octet Musical Fictions: Borges in Tango. Named by Wynton Marsalis as one of the top five jazz musicians under 30 to watch, pianist Chris Pattishall will debut a night of jazz in dedication to the writings of Argentinian author Jorge Luis Borges and the rich history of tango.

19th Annual Tea for Two Hundred - Benefit New Milford VNA Hospice and Interfaith AIDS Ministry of Greater Danbury


63 River Road, Washington, CT 06794. Phone: 860-354-2216 .

The 19th annual Tea for Two Hundred garden party gala benefit is scheduled for Saturday, August 13, 2016, from 4 to 7 p.m. The proceeds of this event will benefit the New Milford VNA Hospice Program and the Interfaith AIDS Ministry of Greater Danbury. The event will include Delicious Refreshments, Silent Auction, Lively Music and Dancing and the ever popular Hat Contest! View our event flyer by clicking here. Tea for Two Hundred on August 13, the Gunn Historical Museum brings a special vintage charm to hosting this mid-summer tradition of chilled wine, delicious hors d'oeuvres, white clothing, spectacular hats, party music and the popular silent auction!!  Tickets Tickets to the Tea for Two Hundred are $60 each for early birds until July 5th. After July 5th, tickets are $75 and available for purchase at the gate. and can be purchased in advance by calling New Milford Visiting Nurse Association at 860 354-2216 or visit the website. White attire is requested of attendee.