Ansonia Nature Center SUMMER SUN SPOTS


10 Deerfield Rd., Ansonia, CT Phone: 203-736-1053.

1 pm Join Bob Carruthers for a chance to view the sun safely. Serious eye damage or blindness can result from even a brief glimpse of our star. Never view it directly with the naked eye or with any unfiltered optical device, such as binoculars or a telescope. Bob will use a special instrument to observe the sun spots safely. He will project an image of the sun through a telescope onto a white screen. He will teach you what the sun is, what makes it shine, and what it's made from. FREE.



10 Deerfield Rd., Ansonia, CT Phone: 203-736-1053.

10 am Ranger Amie Ziner, our artist in residence, will teach four classes in cartooning nature! We will use on site materials, stuffed specimens, and live animal observation to complete four cartoons with a plant and animal in each one. Improve your drawing accuracy and realism for fun, for story illustration, and for expressing yourself using pictures—a picture is worth a thousand words! For ages 10 to adult. Limited space. FEE: $5 per class.

Lake Compounce Wildcat Turns 90!


186 Enterprise Dr, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-583-3300 (Offices open at 9am).

Happy 90th birthday to Wildcat! Come celebrate with Lake Compounce as we throw an unforgettable 90th birthday party for our 1st wooden roller coaster!

Quassy Amusement Park 13th Annual School Music Festival


2132 Middlebury Rd, Middlebury, CT Phone: 1-800-FOR PARK.

Elementary, middle and high school bands, choruses and orchestras will perform at the Carousel Theatre. 11 a.m.

White Memorial Conservation Center Exploring Topsmead with Gerri Griswold: House and Grounds Tour


80 Whitehall Rd, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0857.

11 am - 1 pm. This program is limited to 15 participants. You must pre-register by calling 860-567-0857 or register HERE! Topsmead State Forest is the former summer estate of Miss Edith Morton Chase, daughter of Henry Sabin Chase and Alice Morton Chase. Henry Sabin Chase was the first President of Chase Brass and Copper Company in Waterbury. Chase Brass was one of the leaders in the brass industry when Waterbury was the Brass Capital of the world.

Litchfield Historical Society - Walking Tour: Social Lives of LFA and LLS Students


7 South Street, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501.

10 am. Starts at Litchfield History Museum. Free for members; $5 for non-members. Join an educator for a tour about the social lives of students who attended the Litchfield Law School and Litchfield Female Academy. Hear more about their activities, social events, and even romances between students. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water. Each walking tour lasts approximately 1 hour.

Southbury Strawberry Festival


283 Main St N, Southbury, CT Phone: 203-264-8807.

United Church of Christ Southbury invites strawberry lovers everywhere to the church green, located at 283 Main Street North in Southbury, CT for the 41st annual Strawberry Festival, to be held on Sunday, June 11th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Come for the fresh, homemade strawberry shortcakes, milkshakes and dipped strawberries, and stay for the toe tapping sounds of the Survivors Swing Band. Try your luck in the strawberry pie bake-off, or in the raffle supporting the outreach of the senior high mission group. Shop 'til you drop with a variety of vendors on the green. This year's Strawberry Festival has a new feature for our spring shoppers - potted plants, which are the product and donation of UCC, Southbury members Bake-off winner will receive a prize from Bakes N Cakes Cafe in Southbury.

Berkshire Jazz Orchestra


265 Main St S,, Woodbury, CT Phone: (203) 263-2828.

4 p.m. Free. Woodbury Senior Community Center. Classic big band music for people 3 to 93!

Laurel Festival Parade Winsted


Winsted, CT

Winsted, Connecticut, nicknamed "The Laurel City" for its abundance of Connecticut's beautiful state flower, is celebrating the 83rd Anniversary Laurel Festival. Saturday: First Community Fair from noon to 4PM at East End Park. Includes demonstrations of emergency preparedness,. The fair also will include a variety of games and other activities. Sunday: Laurel Parade begins at 2PM down Main Street. Ends at East End Park where the new Laurel King and Queen will be crowned.

St John's Church Concerts


78 Green Hill Road, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-2527.

Christopher Johnson will open the Series with a program of works by Chopin, Gershwin and Rachmaninoff. Following his solo debut at Alice Tully Hall in 1997, Johnson appeared in eight performances with The One World Symphony, performing Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3, Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini, Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1, and Grieg's Piano Concerto in A Minor. Most recently, he performed Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2 in C minor with the New York Concert Sinfonietta.