Experiences of Emerging Church — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

06/11/2014 to 06/11/2014

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

Facilitator: Peggy Richard

To register: peggyrichard.ct@gmail.com

Donation: $5

Program repeated on Saturday June 14th (10 am -noon)

Gunn Memorial Library Hosts Performance by Will Duchon--Washington, CT


5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT 06794. Phone: 860-868-7586.

Pianist Will Duchon will perform at the Gunn Memorial Library on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 6:30PM.  Duchon's selections will include favorite works from Frederic Chopin, Johannes Brahams and Maurice Ravel.  Duchon is Music Director for Monroe Congregational Church.  Concert is free and open to the public.

Sunset Meadow Vineyards - Wine Glass Party


599 Old Middle Street, Rte. 63, Goshen, CT Phone: 860 201-4654.

6:30 p.m.  - Get your creative juices flowing and come and design your own wine glass while enjoying an evening with friends and wine!   $35 per person.  Includes all Materials, instruction, and a glass of SMV Wine.

Burnham Library Program: The Genius of Folkart Through the Centuries


62 Main St., Bridgewater, CT 06752. Phone: 860-354-6937.

A free program titled The Genius of FolkArt Through the Centuries will be held at 7PM  at the Burnham Library.  The program will be presented by independent researcher and American FolkArt Museum volunteer, Deborah Ash. 

The Gary-The Olivia Performing Arts Center Presents Blind Date and The Actor--Bethlehem

06/13/2014 to 06/22/2014

249 Flanders Rd., Bethlehem, CT 06751. Phone: 203-273-5669.

One-act comedies by Horton Foote, Blind Date and The Actor will be performed at 7:30PM June 13, 14,20, 21 and at 2:30PM on June 15 and 22 by the Clay & Wattles Theater Company at The Gary-The Olivia Performing Arts Center.  Call for tickets.  The theater is on the  Abbey of Regina Laudis grounds. Call for tickets and further information.

Connecticut Junior Republic Hold Wine Tasting Fundraiser--Tarrywile Mansion--Danbury


70 Southern Boulevard , Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 860-567-9423 Ext. 278.

The Connecticut Junior Republic will hold its first wine, beer and spirits tasting event June 13, 2014 from 6-9PM at Tarrywile Mansion in Danbury.  Ticket $25 per person and must be purchased in advance.  A silent auction will offer guests a variety of bidding opportunities and all proceeds from the event will be used to provide scholarship awards for students selected from CJR's 11 program locations throughout Connecticut. 

New Morning Market Workshop: Moccasin Making with Darlene Kascak, Schaghticoke--Woodbury


129 Main St. North, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-4868.

On Friday, June 13, 2014 from 6-8:M Darlene Kascak, Schaghticoke will lead a workshop:  Moccasin Making.  Learn how to make a pattern and sew your own eastern woodland center seam moccasins.  Ticket fee includes all materials and supplies.  Tickets: $50.  Limited number available. 

Audubon Sharon celebrates CT Open House Day with free bird walk and free admissi


325 Cornwall Bridge Road, Rte. 4, Sharon, CT Phone: (860) 364-0520 x21.

Audubon Sharon will be conducting a free morning bird walk as part of CT Open House Day on Saturday, June 14th from 8-10am at the Sharon Audubon Center, located on Route 4 in Sharon, CT.  Join new Center Director Sean Grace on a walk around the grounds in search of various spring species.  In celebration of CT Open House Day, there will also be free admission to both the Sharon Audubon Center and Miles Wildlife Sanctuary, located at 99 West Cornwall Road in Sharon, all day.  Registration for the bird walk is appreciated, but not required. For more information, or to register, call the Center at (860) 364-0520.


Sloane-Stanley Museum - The exhibit is entitled The Artist Who Loved the Sky: Cloudscapes, Weather and the World of Eric Sloane.


Route 7 (31 Kent-Cornwall Rd., Kent, CT Phone: (860) 927-3849 .

The public is invited to visit the Eric Sloane Museum on Saturday, June 14 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Admission is free for the day. The theme for this year focuses on Eric Sloane the painter of cloudscapes, author of several books on the sky, clouds and weather and even described himself as being the first weatherman on television for a short period of time. Visitors will have an opportunity to see artist Joe Buda’s lightning rod artwork and children can create their own lightning rod to take home. Visitors can also view a recently installed exhibit sponsored by the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum which features and explores the artist’s treatment of the sky and clouds, a treatment for which Eric Sloane is especially known.

Connecticut Open House Day is an annual event scheduled the second Saturday of June, where cultural organizations and tourism attractions throughout the state open their doors to Connecticut residents, inviting them to discover and rediscover Connecticut’s fascinating world of art, history, film and tourism with a variety of special visitor incentives. The unique one day event is part of a broad state initiative that began in 2005.



The Eric Sloane Museum is located in Kent, Connecticut on Route 7 (31 Kent-Cornwall Rd.) just north of the village of Kent and the intersections of Route 7 and 341. The museum is open Thursday to Sunday from 10am to 4 pm. Regular admission: Adults $8.00, Senior Citizens, $6.00, Children 6 to 17 $5.00.


Please call (860) 927-3849 with questions.

Litchfield Historical Society - Participating in Statewide Open House Day


7 South St,, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501.

Join the Litchfield Historical Society for Connecticut’s Open House Day on Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. The History Museum and Tapping Reeve House and Law School are open with free admission all day. As part of the day, families can play 18th century lawn games, such as hoops and graces, stilts, and croquet, on the Reeve House Lawn, located at 82 South Street.

This is the 10th annual Connecticut Open House Day, made possible by the Connecticut Office of Tourism, a division of the Department of Economic and Community Development. For a full list of participating institutions, see the Office of Tourism’s website at www.ctvisit.com.