Advanced Memoir Writing: Reflection, Illunination, Empathy and Transformation — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

07/11/2014 to 07/13/2014

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

Using the art of memoir writing, this weekend will bring opportunities to reflect on and use that process, move to illumination about yourself, and empathy for both yourself and others. An emerging transformation may be evident in your writing, and perhaps in yourself. Previous experience with memoir writing is encouraged.

Presenter: Davyne Verstandig

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


Haight-Brown Vineyard Wine and Canvases

07/11/2014 to 07/11/2014

29 Chestnut Hill Road, Litchfield, CT 06759. 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 

Tickets $40

Visit HBV website for more information

Little Guild of St. Francis presents Dog Day Afternoon Featuring the Maltese Reunion - Goshen Fairgrounds


Rte. 63, Goshen, CT Phone: (860) 672-6346.

On Saturday, 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Kids - bring your parents and your dogs. Free Admission! Tickets will be sold for games and activities.  Doggie Dress-up-Relay -- EggRely -- Treat Tower Stacking -- Doggy Limbo -- Dunking For Hot Dogs -- Face Painting - Dog Pools for play and cooling of -- Doggy Popsicles. Food sales by Cornwall Country Market, Ice Cream sales by Berkshire Country Store.  For more information email:

David M. Hunt Library Sustainability Series- Free Tour of Chubby Bunny Farm in Falls Village


Corner of Undermountain Rd and Cobble Rd, Salisbury, CT Phone: 860-824-7424.

Join the David M. Hunt Library at Chubby Bunny farm in Falls Village for a family friendly tour on Saturday July 12th from 2:30-4 pm. See the fields at the peak of their production, meet the cows, chickens and pigs and learn about sustainable agriculture from one of our local farming families, the Hayhursts. Farm produce and other local goods will be available for sale at the new farm store. Chubby Bunny Farm is located at the corner of Undermountain Road and Cobble Road in Falls Village. Please register for the tour by calling the library (860) 824-7424.The rain date for this event will be July 19th, check the day of the event in case of cancellation. This is the first event in the library's Sustainability Series which will run in July, August and September with a different event each month.

Annual Summer Festival & Sidewalk Sale - Bethel

07/12/2014 to 07/13/2014

109 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, CT 06801. Phone: 203-743-6500.

In historic downtown Bethel, features live music, activities, demonstrations, 50 craft vendors, contests and more. Sat./Sun. 2 - 5 . Free.

Naugatuck Historical Society - Walking Tours of downtown


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

Saturday, July 12, 11am Start at the museum at 11am, the tour takes about an hour, $5 for non-members, free for members.

3rd Annual Blossoming of Arts & Culture Party - Harwinton


10 Litchfield Rd., Harwinton, CT Phone: 860-618-0075 .

On Saturday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. A Harwinton couple, Victoria Elliot and her husband, Dr. Marvin McMillen will welcome visitors to a fundraising for the Northwest Council of Arts. The party will take place  in their historic gardens.  Guests will have an opportunity to learn about the Northwest CT Arts Council as they mingle with other guests and enjoy a three-course meal prepared by their hosts. A short performance of musical entertainment will be offered during the event with Joyful Noise, Litchfield Jazz Camp and Thomasin Levy, a former CT State troubadour. The gardens will be open not only to guest but to artists who will be painting outdoors (plein air) and offer additional works for sales. Tickets cost $65 per person, $55 for council members, and $100 for benefactors. Garden photographer and author Karen Bussolini will be  special guest at 3:30 p.m. She will give a talk on "Jazzing up the Garden with Color and Contrast. For more information about the fund-raising party or arts council contact 860-618-0075 or visit

Danbury History Museum - AMERICA QUILTS


43 Main Street, Danbury, CT Phone: 203-743-5200.

movie at 2pm in Huntington Hall. FREE and open to the public.

Hollister House Garden hosts Twilight in the Garden--Washington, CT


300 Nettleton Hollow Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-355-8295.

 6 to 8 pm  In a remarkable setting of charming views in all directions and the company of like-minded gardeners and friends, Twilight in the Garden guests can enjoy the garden with a glass of wine and cheese and hors d'oeuvres. An exciting aspect of the garden this year is the new rill, a very narrow, 28-foot long water channel on the upper lawn behind the house. The Twilight in the Garden party is priced at $30 per person, or for HHG members at $25 person. Reservations must be made in advance either on the Special Events page of the website a or by phone at 860-868-2200. Hollister House Garden is open to visitors every Saturday through September. For June, July and August, hours are  8 to 10 am and 3 to 6 pm; September hours are 10 am to noon and 2 to 5 pm. Directions to the garden's 300 Nettleton Hollow Road location are also available on the website.

New Morning Market Workshop: Living a Juicy Life--Woodbury


129 Main St. North, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-4868.

On Saturday, July 12,2 014 at 2PM New Morning Market hosts a workshop:  Living a Juicy Life with Bette Shaw, Life Coach.  Shaw is a certified holistic health coach.  There will be a demo and tasting of juicing.  Tickets $15.