White Memorial Conservation Center Hosts High Tea on Chickadee Bridge & BOAT PARADE--Litchfield


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

On June 22, 2013 at White Memorial Conservation Center a High Tea on Chickadee Bridge & BOAT PARADE will be held at 2PM.  (Rain date: June 23).  This whimsical event celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the White Memorial Foundation.  Gussy yourself up and your canoe or kayak and head down the Bantam River to Chickadee Bridge where our parade marshals will judge entries, award prizes, followed by a smashing high tea with scones, clotted cream, stawberries, cucumber sandwiches and more in honor of the greatest conservationists in the history of our state.  Chickadee Bridge Boat Registration including tea: $20.  Tea:  $5 payable that day but you must register. 

Institute For American Indian Studies - Solstice Full Moon Hike

06/22/2013 to 06/22/2013

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

Welcome summer with a special evening under the stars in our replicated Algonkian village and surrounding woods! Join Andy Dobos and Deneen Bernier of Three Red Trees School of Natural Living as we navigate by moonlight and traditional lanterns through hemlocks, witch hazel and oaks. We will conclude our journey through the forest filled with summer smells and nocturnal noises by relaxing around the campfire to share some constellation stories.    Fee: $10 Adults; $8 IAIS Members; $6 Kids.

6th Annual Five Alarm Chili Tasting-Waterbury Fireman's Historical Society


1516 Thomaston Ave., Waterbury, CT 06704. Phone: 203-597-1858.

On Sunday,  from 12 Noon to 4PM the 6th Annual Five Alarm Chili Tasting will be held at the Waterville Fire House, 1516 Thomaston Avenue. Sponsored by the Waterbury Neighborhood Council and the Waterbury Fireman's Historical Society. Area restaurants and fire departments will put their culinary skills to work as they compete for the best tasting chili championship title. Music, Moon Walk, food and fire department demonstrations. Further information call 203-597-1858. $5.00 donation for the Chili Tasting. Free for all others.

Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden Hosts 10th Annual CT Historical Gardens Days--Bethlehem


9 Main St., Bethlehem, CT 06751. Phone: 860-247-8996.

On Sunday, June 23, 2013 from noon to 4PM the 10th Annual Connecticut Historic Gardens Day at the Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden will be held.  Complimentary tours of the garden will be given throughout the day; light refreshments will be served. A visit to the estate will also introduce guests to a large variety of plants in the rose, lilac and peony collections.  Discover the treasures of the Bellamy-Ferriday estate, and stroll through the formal parterre garden designed by Eliza Michel Ferriday between 1015 and 1918.  Check the website for further information.

Flander's Nature Center - Full Moon Hike/Pot Luck - June


5 Church Hill Rd., Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711 X10.

Sunday, June 23rd | 7:30 PM | Sugar House. The full moon in June is known as the 'Strawberry Moon'. Please join us for a fun potluck dinner inside the cozy Sugar House, followed by a full moon hike on the beautiful trails at Flanders. Please bring a small home-cooked dish that serves approximately 4-6 people, comfortable shoes, and a flashlight.  Cost: $10 plus a dish to share.

Brookfield Garden Club Hosts Garden Tour


Rte 25 and Rte 133, Brookfield, CT 06804. Phone: 203-775-7991.

On Sunday, June 23, 2013 from 9AM to 3PM the Brookfield Garden Club will host a Garden Tour of six beautiful gardens plus the eight civic gardens the club is responsible for in the town of Brookfield.  Advance tickets will be available until June 14th, remittance $20 to The Garden Club of Brookfield, PO Box 594, Brookfield, CT 06804.  Tickets day of the tour: $25 from The Museum Garden at the intersection of Rte 25 and Rte. 133.  Call for further information.

Music Mountain Sunday Concert--Falls Village


225 Music Mountain Road, Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-7126.

On SUNDAY, JUNE 23, TWO CONCERTS 3 PM--Hausmann String Quartet--Jonathan Yates, Piano,Webern: Langsamer Satz
(1905) (2)--Beethoven: String Quartet in C Sharp Minor, Opus 131 (1826) (15) Dvorak: Piano Quintet in A Major, Opus 81 (1887) (43).  Music Mountain gratefully acknowledges concert support by the Hellen Plummer Foundation with its gift in memory of James Merrill, Connecticut's first Poet Laureate. Check the website for further information.

Quassy -Annual Karate Day


2132 Middlebury Road, Middlebury, CT Phone: 203-758-2913.

Get some kicks out of this highly-entertaining day at the Carousel Theatre stage. Regional karate and martial arts schools perform. Call for entertainment schedule.

Litchfield Historical Society Hosts Henry Ward Beecher Birthday Celebration


East and South Streets, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.

On Monday, June 24, 2013 at 7PM the Litchfield Historical Society will host a celebration of Henry Ward Beecher's birth, as well as a discussion of Debby Applegate's 2007 Pulitzer Prize-wining biography, The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher.  This event is free and open to the public. 

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival -Music In Context


120 Litchfield Rd., Norfolk, CT Phone: 203-432-1966.

7:30 PM, Battell Recital Hall, Norfolk 2013, Jeffrey Douma, Director, Yalle Glee Club, Yale School of Music, A Conductor's Perspective on Composing for Choirs.