Park Tots: Beach Buddies at The Ansonia Nature Center


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

PARK TOTS: BEACH BUDDIES AT THE ANSONIA NATURE CENTER--On Friday, July 20, at 10:30 a.m., bring your infants and toddlers and join Ranger Stefanie for this monthly program that offers socialization and fun for toddlers and their caregivers.
Hot summer weather is the best time for the beach and dipping your toes into the cool ocean. Come to meet the Nature Center's salt water tank creatures, all of whom live in Long Island Sound, including fiddler crabs, a lobster, sea stars and a horseshoe crab.
Tuition is $6.00 per family ($4.00 for Ansonia residents and family-level F.A.N.C.I, members) Please call to register.

Danbury Summer Concert Series--Bluebilly Rebellion/Cross Purpose


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,

Washington Garden Club Hosts Pick of the Crop Garden/Kitchen Tour -- Washington, CT

07/20/2012 to 07/21/2012

2 Bryan Plaza, Washington, CT 06794.

Six beautiful vegetable gardens and selected kitchens will be showcased in the Washington Garden Club's July 21, 2012 event, Pick of the Crop, from 10AM to 4PM.  A Cocktail Party and Boutique will launch the event on Friday evening, July 20th from 6 to 8PM at Bryan Memorial Town Hall where there will be a diverse range of vendors and a raffle.  Litchfield County cookbook authors and chefs will offer tastings of delicious farm fresh food during the cocktail party and at selected kitchens the day of the tour.  Reservations are limited.  $50 for Cocktail Party.  $50 for Saturday's  tour.   Order tickets by credit card to: or send a check to Washington Garden Club, Inc., Attn. POC, to Washington Garden Club, PO Box 228, Washington Depot, CT 06794.  Additional information is available at



12 Academy Street, Salisbury, CT 06068. Phone: 860-435-6677.

On Friday,  Preview Party, 4 to 7 o’clock at Salisbury Square at the bottom of Academy Street. ALL BOOKS 50% OFF.  And on Saturday, Johnnycake II is re-opening this week for the rest of the season, re-supplied with good inventory from libraries that I purchased over the last year or so, with all titles 50% off.  (There’s lots of solid material – poetry, history, nature, fiction, book arts, and general interest.SUMMER HOURS Thurs, Fri, Sat, Mon 11 -5, Sun 12 - 4 Tues, Wed by chance or appointment. Johnnycake Books Inc. is a member of the ABAA and ILAB.

2nd Annual Mid-Summer Harvest Festival---White Silo Farm and Winery--Sherman

07/21/2012 to 07/22/2012

32 Route 37 E, Sherman, CT 06784. Phone: 860-355-0271.

The White Silo Farm & Winery is hosting their 2nd annual mid-summer harvest festival on Saturday July 21st and Sunday July 22th from 12-5 PM. This event will feature small plates of food prepared with locally grown fruits and vegetables. Fresh gazpacho with grilled shrimp , Raspberry Ice cream Sundae and Stuffed squash blossoms are all confirmed on the menu. Three additional items will be added. Admission is free. Each portion of food is $5 per portion. Free farm museum, winery and field tours will be held throughout the day.  This is family oriented event with live music each day.

Flanders Nature Center Hosts Woodbury Faerie Festival


Flanders Road, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711.

On Saturday, July 21st  from 10Am to 3PM at Flanders Nature Center visit the magical Faerie Village of houses along the trails of  the Van Vleck Farm and Flanders Nature Sanctuary, created by local individuals, businesses and organizations.  Entertainment, vendors and plenty of food round out a magical day.  Sponsored by Flanders and the Woodbury Junior Women's Club, festival proceeds go to support Flanders and the charities of the Junior Women's Club. Check the website for further information.

Sharon Audubon Center Offers Butterflies Program


325 Cornwall Bridge Rd., Sharon, CT 06013. Phone: 860-364-0520.

On Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 10AM at the Sharon Audubon Center a program on Butterflies will take place.  Over 100 butterfly species can be found in CT.  Discover which species call Audubon Sharon home.  We'll go on a butterfly hunt with Auduon CT's IBA Program Coordinator Corrie Folsom-O'Keefe and learn to identify these winged creatures and the food plants they depend on.  All ages are welcome.  Bring a butterfly net if you have one.  Free Admission.

The Oxford Historical Society will hold an Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social


60 Towner Lane, Oxford, CT Phone: 203 888-0230.

On Saturday, July 21 at 2 p.m.  The event will take place at the Twitchell Rowland Homestead Museum at 60 Towner Lane in Oxford. Those taking part will have the opportunity to make and sample homemade ice cream, using the same kind of hand cranked machine that parents and grandparents will remember from childhood summers.  A choice of toppings will be provided. Games such as croquet and graces will be set up on the lawn, and tours of the newly opened museum will be available. Admission is free.  However, this event is limited to 30 people, so guests wishing to attend must pre-register by calling Nancy Farnum at 203 888-0230 no later than July 16.

White Memorial Conservation Center Workshop: A Tisket a Tasket Make a Berry Basket--Litchfield


Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-0857.

July 21 at 11AM-- A Tisket a Tasket Make a Berry Basket with Roxann Lovell from Aerie Mountain! Learn the fine art of basket weaving fro multi-talented Master Gardener, Roxann Lovell, owner of Aerie Mountain Garden, Gift, and Floral Shop in Barkhamsted ( Make a basic handled berry basket out of flexible rattan. The tools you acquire in this workshop will allow you to continue making larger square and rectangular baskets at home! Materials included but you must bring clothes pins and garden shears. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. 11:00 A.M. in the A. B. Ceder Room and Meeting Barn, Members: $35.00, Non members: $40.00. Class size is limited, sign up early.

Naugatuck Historical Society Museum Hosts Tie A Fly Workshop


195 Water Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770. Phone: 203-729-9039.

On Saturday, July 21st at 11am - How to Tie a Fly--Dr. Joe Perera, a marine biologist will be coming to the Museum to teach us to Tie a Fly, $2 per person or $5 for a whole family. Fly fishing is a wonderful sport for all ages, the Naugatuck River is close and is known for being a good place to fly fish. Call to register.