Peaks, Corners, and Valleys at Sharon Historical Society

05/21/2012

18 Main St., Sharon, CT Phone: 860-364-5688 .

Brent Colley, "Peaks, Corners, and Valleys," a well-rounded look at Sharon's past, featuring stops at sites of interest in Amenia Union and Sharon Valley, and on Jackson Hill. All tours will depart from the Sharon Historical Society promptly at 10 am and participants will be returned to the SHS close to noon. Mr. Carley and Mr. Colley's tour will begin with a short introduction at the SHS followed by the bus tour. Cost is $15/person per tour Reservations are necessary and tickets are limited to 30 people per tour. To reserve your spot, e-mail sharonhistoricalsociety@yahoo.com or call 860-364-5688.

Palace Theater Presents Blue Man Group--Waterbury

05/22/2012 to 05/24/2012

100 East Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-755-4700.

On May 22 thru May 24, 2012 at 7:30PM the Palace Theater will feature BLUE MAN GROUP is a wildly popular theatrical /concert event that combines comedy, music, and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment.  Check the website for futher information.

Lime Rock Park Sports car championships & Royals Car Show

05/25/2012 to 05/27/2012

Rte. 112, Lime Rock, CT Phone: 800-RACE-LRP.

Lime Rock Park's traditional season opener, the Memorial Day Race Weekend (Friday - Sunday; no Monday this year), will once again be jam-packed with top-rank sports car series races, in combination with Sunday's third annual Royals Car Show: More than 200 of the tri-state area's finest muscle cars, tuners, rods and antiques sitting pretty on the front straight, a show that benefits local charities.

1st Annual Tag Sale - Danbury Music Centre

05/26/2012

256 Main Street, Danbury, CT

Downtown Danbury. It begins at 10am and will be over at 2pm. Cash only...and no "Early Birds"! We have amassed a huge collection. In addition to normal tag sale items some hot tickets are sure to include:five pieces of framed art work from the mid-19th century valued from $200 - $500 per piece (and we will sell them for far less). exercise equipment luggage Casio Keyboard (4 full octaves) three sets of golf clubs
televisions mini spa pristine afghans and quilts new stuffed animals build a bear outfits (many) complete set of China (The Olde Mill, made in England) And so much more that I cannot begin to list everything.

Dragster Run at LRP - Lime Rock Park

05/26/2012

497 Lime Rock Rd.,, Lime Rock, CT Phone: 860.435.5000 f.

Re-enactment of publicity stunt from 44 years ago. If you heard a rumor that a front-engined ex-NHRA dragster was coming to Lime Rock Park during the season-opening Memorial Day Trans Am event this weekend to make a run on the front straight... well, it’s true. The record-setting dragster – back in the 60s it was the quickest rail at famous Route 66 Dragway in Illinois – will run “the wrong way” up the front straight, starting in the Big Bend (Turn 1) escape road. The driver said he will run “as hard as I can” before popping the chute and getting to the brakes past the start-finish line.The demo run is going to be a near perfect re-enactment of the first time a dragster rocked Lime Rock’s valley; in 1968, just before the start of the Trans Am race, Dave Mott launched his rail from the same place on the track. He popped such a big wheelie that when the dragster came down, it broke the chassis! Denny Jacobs, from nearby Falls Village, owns the rail and races in vintage drag events up and down the East Coast. The car is capable of sub-8 second quarter-mile runs and 185 mph at the speed traps. Jacobs will make his run during the Trans Am pre-race activities on Saturday the 26th, around noontime. Saturday race-day tickets for the season-opening Trans Am race – there are six other races, too, with the first race starting at 9:40 a.m. – are $20. Veterans and active military and their families get free admission. Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York “first responders” (fire, police, EMT/EMS/ambulance drivers) are also admitted free, by going to the Will Call building and showing their ID. Parking is free, kids 12 and under are free, and paddock access is free. Call 860.435.5000 for more info, or go to limerock.com.



Audubon Sharon will be presenting “Backyard Birding by Ear Part I” - Sharon

05/26/2012

99 West Cornwall Rd., Sharon, CT 06069. Phone: (860) 364-0520.

On Saturday, May 26th at 8:00am at the Miles Wildlife Sanctuary in Sharon, CT. Northwest Connecticut has the highest diversity of breeding birds in the country and they rely on our forests and backyards to raise their young. One of the best ways to know the birds in your backyard is to learn their songs. There is nothing more satisfying than associating a familiar song with a particular bird as you sit on your deck or work in the garden. After participating in this program, participants will be able to identify the “Top 20” backyard birds with your ears just by tuning into their songs.  This program will be led by Scott Heth and Laurie Fortin and held at the beautiful Miles Wildlife Sanctuary, located at 99 West Cornwall Road in Sharon. Cost of this program is $10 per person.  Refreshments will be served and reservations are required as seating is limited.  To reserve a spot, contact the Center at (860) 364-0520. 


Wine, Cheese, Chocolate class-WISCONSIN at Haight Brown Vineyard - Litchfield

05/26/2012 to 05/27/2012

29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4045.

Wine, Cheese, Chocolate class-WISCONSIN rounds out the month on May 26 & 27th. Classes are at 1 & 3pm. Reservations required, $35. Did you know that the Swiss and Germans began to make cheese in Wisconsin in the mid 1800's? Just one of the facts.

Memorial Day Parade--Brookfield

05/27/2012

Long Meadow Hill Rd., Brookfield, CT 06804.

The Brookfield Memorial Day parade is set for Sunday at 2 p.m. at Brookfield High School.

Memorial Day Parade--Sherman

05/27/2012

Main Street, Sherman, CT 06784.

The Sherman Memorial Day parade will step off Sunday at 1 p.m., starting at the corner of Spring Lake Road and Route 39 North, traveling through the center of town and ending at Veterans Field.

Memorial Day Parade--Woodbury

05/27/2012

Main Street, Woodbury, CT 06798.

On Sunday, May 27, 2012 the Memorial Day Parade begins at 2PM at Woodbury Middle School.  All parade participants should be at the school for lineup at 1PM.  The parade will continue from Woodbury Middle School onto Washington Ave. to Church St. to Main St. and end at the Cannon Green.  A dedication of both the Korean conflict and Vietnam War memorial plaques will be held at 11AM on the Cannon Green.