Keeler Tavern -Keeler Kids

07/13/2015 to 07/17/2015

25 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5485.

9:30 AM – 1:30 PM  Where: Keeler Tavern Museum Campus. Cost: $250/session; discounts apply for Museum members and siblings. Local history summer programs for children entering grades 1 through 6.

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: The New Steel Navy, the Great White Fleet, and Battleship CT--Litchfield


South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8030.

On Tuesday, July 14, 2015 from 2 to 3:30PM historian Mark Albertson will discuss the rise of the New Steel Navy, the Great White Fleet and the historical significance of the Battleship Connecticut.  Registration is required.

Flanders Nature Center at The Studio Focas on Colonial Women


5 Church Hill Rd., Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711.

Tuesday, July 14| 7 PM | The Studio Flanders focuses on colonial women with an entertainingly-informative program by Author and Teacher Velya Jancz-Urban.  Discover what life was like for New England's colonial women:  childbirth, sickness, medicine, sex, and birth control. Learn about the not-so-good life of the colonial "goodwife" while enjoying a complimentary cup of Women's Tonic Tea as Velya shares some of the issues early American women faced.   Cost:  $10 members / $15 nonmembers

Litchfield Summer Concert Series Featuring Switch Factory


On The Green, Litchfield, CT 06759.

Parks & Recreation Department hosts the Summer Concert Series on the Green in Litchfield.  On July 15, 2015 from 7 to 9PM the Switch Factory will be the feature band.  Free.

Scoville Memorial Library - Author Lecture Series: The Writer's Life: Finding the Art in Fact with Author Susan Orlean


38 Main Street, Salisbury, CT Phone: 860-435-2838.

8 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Longtime staff writer for The New Yorker Magazine, Guggenheim Fellow, and author of seven books, including “The Orchid Thief” and “Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend,” will discuss the challenges and rewards of creative nonfiction and the highlights of her career. She will also give a glimpse into her new project, a book about the Los Angeles public library and the devastating arson fire that shut it for seven years.

Gunn Memorial Library - The Paper Trail Documentary Screening


5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7586.

6:30 p,m to 7:30 p.m. Washington, CT filmmaker Jonathan Bee will host a screening of his recently released documentary, The Paper Trail in the  Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library in Washington, CT.  Mr. Bee, with the help of producer Kelly Carty, interviewed a series of authors, booksellers and editors who live or spend time in the Litchfield Hills literary belt.  Such notable writers as Susan Orlean, Simon Winchester, Courtney Maum, Mary Randolph Carter, Spencer Reiss and Peter Richmond have all participated and are highlighted in the film. Each reveals their beginnings as authors, their writing process and concerns about and hopes for the future of books for both writers and readers.  Running time, 49 minutes. Following the screening, Jonathan will discuss the film and answer audience questions.

Beardsley & Memorial Library Host Bonnets to Bell Bottoms--100 Years of Fashion--Winsted


40 Munro Place, Winsted, CT 06098. Phone: 860-379-6043.

Beardsley and Memorial Library is hosting a program called"Bonnets to Bell Bottoms, 100 Years of Fashion" at 6:30PM on July 16, 2015.  Jenny Steadman will lead a presentation that explores how clothing communicates who we are, what we do and the society in which we live.  The program will cover the military inspiration of the Civil War.  Bring a favorite garment and share memories.  Program is free and open to the public.

Lake Compounce Luau

07/17/2015 to 07/18/2015

186 Enterprise Dr, Bristol, CT Phone: ((860) 583-3300.

Don't miss our 1st annual Luau on July 17 and 18. From a pig roast, to a steel drum band and beautiful hula dancers, you won't want to miss out.

Waterbury Palace Theatre Norm Drubner: Summer Jazz Series


100 East Main St., Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-346-2000 .

8 p.m. After practicing law for many years, Connecticut-native Norm Drubnerturned his attention to pursuing his lifelong passion for music – most specifically, the standards from The Great American Songbook.
The result has been a successful series of vocal CDs performed with a smooth, light jazz touch and an emphasis on great lyrics that make each melody special.

Danbury Concerts on the Green

07/17/2015 to 07/18/2015

1 Ives St., Danbury, CT Phone: 203-792-1711.

Both concerts begin at 8 pm. 7/17 - Conroy Warren and Coastal Zone. 7/18 Bacon and Brew Fest