Bethel Summer Fest & Sidewalk Sale

07/11/2014 to 07/13/2014

Downtown Bethel, Greenwood Ave., Bethel, CT Phone: 203-743-6500.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday -  Join us for an all-out extravaganza. Food vendors, artisans, and exhibitors will fill the street while visitors are captivated and entertained by a wide variety of unique street performers, musicians, and other family friendly programs.   For more information visit the website.

Haight-Brown Vineyard - Wine & Canvases at the Vineyard

07/11/2014

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

Wine & Canvases at the Vineyard Fri, July 11, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Tickets $40. Have you always wanted to paint a picture? 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 second class in a series of 3 paintings. Enjoy a glass of HBV wine Please visit their WEBSITE!

Ives Concert Park “Two Nights Near Doolin”

07/11/2014 to 07/13/2014

Driftway Road, Danbury, CT

7:30 p.m. live music / 8 p.m. performance Tickets are $10 for children and $15 for adults and will be available at the gate and at eventbrite.com Live Irish music and dancing at 7:30 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m. THIS PERFORMANCE IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN. An assignment to find an Irish story to air as a movie of the week ultimately led to the creation of an original play that was staged at Western Connecticut State University in October and will be presented on the Ives stage in July.

TriArts Sharon Playhouse Presents Falsettos

07/11/2014 to 07/20/2014

Rtes. 343, 41 and 4, Sharon, CT 06069. Phone: 860-364-SHOW.

TriArts Sharon Playhouse presents Falsettos--July 11 – 20, 2014--Music and Lyrics by William Finn--Book by William Finn and James Lapine. This 1992 Tony Award Winning musical for Best Book and Musical Score is the jaunty tale of Marvin - who leaves his wife and young son to live with another man. His ex-wife marries his psychiatrist, and Marvin ends up alone. Two years later, this unlikely family is reunited for his son's bar mitzvah.  Against the backdrop of the beginning of the AIDS crisis, Falsettos celebrates families of all kinds.  The NY Times called the show "exhilarating and heartbreaking" and audiences everywhere have laughed and cried their way through William Finn's one of a kind theatrical voice.  See the show that began the career of Finn - who would go on to write The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.  Check the website for performance dates and to reserve tickets.

Beardsley and Memorial Library - Book Sale at Winsted Farmers Market

07/11/2014

Winsted, CT Phone: (860) 379-6043.

Summer Book Sale - Need some beach books? Or reading for a rainy day? The Friends of the Beardsley & Memorial Library will be holding a summer book sale at the Winsted Farmers Market in East End Park on Friday, July 11, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Library. 

Fine Arts & Family Series at Ives Concert Park

07/11/2014 to 07/13/2014

Westside Campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT

As part of the Newtown Savings Bank Fine Arts & Family Series at Ives Concert Park, the WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "Two Nights Near Doolin" at WCSU Campus.  At 7:30 p.m., there will be live Irish music and dancing, followed by the performance at 8 p.m. For tickets and information visit the website..

White Memorial Conservation Center Hosts A Celebration of the Bantam River-Litchfield

07/11/2014 to 07/12/2014

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

On July, 11, 2014 beginning at 6:30PM in the A. B. Ceder Room come and enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres and a glorious pictorial tribute to nature present by Washington Chef, Photographer, and Adventurer, Horst Antosch.  On Saturday morning at 6:30AM meet at the boat launch on White Woods Rd. for an interpretive paddle down the Bantam River with Dave Faber, owner of CT Outdoors LLC and members of the Bantam Lake Protective Association.  Breakfast awaits you at the Litchfield Town Beach. Members $20; Non-Mmbers $30.  Registration required.

Haight Vineyard Wine & Canvases at the Vineyard

07/11/2014

29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860.567.4045.

Have you always wanted to paint a picture? 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 second class in a series of 3 paintings. Enjoy a glass of HBV wine 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Tickets $40. Reservations Required.

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival Hosts Friday Series--A Celebration of Keith Wilson-Yale Summer School of Music--Norfolk

07/11/2014 to 07/12/2014

Route 44/272, Norfolk, CT 06058. Phone: 860-542-3000.

On Friday, July 11, 8:00pm – A Celebration of Keith Wilson and Saturday, July 12, 8:00pm – The Artis Quartet. Paul Hindemith-Clarinet Sonata in B-flat Major; W.A. Mozart-String Quartet in E-flat Major, K 428; Peter Sculthorpe - Songs of Sea and Sky; Ernst von Dohnanyi-Piano Quintet No. 2 in e-flat; Johannes Brahms-Clarinet Quintet in b minor, Op 115;  Johannes  Brahms-            String Quartet in c minor, Op 51, #1; Stephen Taylor, oboe; Richard Stoltzman, clarinet; The Artis Quartet; Peter Frankl, piano; Wei-Yi Yang, piano; Artis Quartet .  Check the website for further information and tickets.                            

Perennial Wisdom for Perennial Questions — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

07/11/2014 to 07/13/2014

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

This retreat will explore the five great existential questions: “Who am I?”, “Where did I come from?”, “Where am I going?”, “How should I live?” and “Why?” using texts from the world’s religions.

Presenter:Rabbi Rami Shapiro

 

Fees (per person): $170 commuter; $270 private room/private bath; $215 shared room/hall bath; $240 private room/hall bath; $200 shared room/hall bath. Non-refundable deposit: $50

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