Yoga at Hopkins Vineyard


25 Hopkins Rd, New Preston, CT Phone: 860-868-7954.

One hour resorative classes followed by wine, cheese and fruit. All levels welcome. From 6-7pm.  $40 per person. $35 each with a friend.

Housatonic Valley Association Offers History on The Houstonic Program--Falls Village


150 Kent Road, Cornwall Bridge, CT 06754. Phone: 860-672-6678.

The Housatonic Valley Association of Cornwall Bridge, CT will present a 3-hour "History on the Housatonic" program for all ages from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday August 18, 2012 (rain date: August 25th) alongside the Housatonic River in Canaan/Falls Village, CT.  Funding is provided through a Heritage Grant from the Connecticut Humanities Council and HVA. The program will include: Meeting the First Peoples: Dr. Lucianne Lavin will introduce the archaeology and intriguing aspects of Native American Communities Culture in Connecticut's Northwest Corner.  Dr. Lavin is a noted archaeologist and Director of Research and Collections for the Institute for American Indian Studies of Washington, CT.The Revolutionary War era in Falls Village: Timothy Abbott, history buff and Revolutionary War re-enactor, will present a program about the march of British and German prisoners on their way to internment in Virginia. Dressed as a Continental soldier and using 18th century equipment, Mr. Abbott will include a musket demonstration and discuss the connection between Canaan/Falls Village and Burgoyne's Troops.
The Iron History of the Upper Housatonic: Ed Kirby, local historian and author, will reveal the rich history of the local iron industry and lead a walk along the Amesville Trail. The Housatonic River, Then and Now: Elaine LaBella will discuss recreational opportunities on the river—fishing, paddling and hiking along the river. Ms. LaBella is Land Protection Director of the Housatonic Valley Association and a member of the Connecticut Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Time: 9-12 noon, Saturday August 18th (Rain Date: August 25th). Location: The Falls Village Recreational Area, on Dugway Road on the west shore of the Housatonic River in Falls Village, CT.

Norfolk Choral Festival at Yale Summer School of Music--Norfolk


20 Litchfield Road, Norfolk, CT 06058. Phone: 203-432-1966.

On Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 4PM join the Norfolk Choral Festival for a program which includes choral music from the Renaissance to the 21st Century presented by the Norfolk Festival Chorus and Orchestra: Simon Carrington, Conductor.  General Admission: $25.

7th Annual L'chaim 4 Kids! - Roxbury


The Rosen Homen, Roxbury, CT Phone: 1.800.979.CAMP..

On Sunday  at the Rosen Homen in Roxbury CT. Cocktail Reception  Silent Auction from 4 p.m.  to 7 p.m. The event is organized to offer the  local community the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child. Camp Gan Israel, was established to enable all  children, regardless of religious affiliation or financial ability, to enjoy a meaningful summer camp experience in the beautiful country setting of Northwest CT. Featured at the L'chaim 4 kids, will be Goldie's bus, the unique decorated bus donated by local friends of Chabad, which brings inner city kids up to the camp daily. The camp choir will perform some of their favorite tunes and their spirit reflects the warmth and friendship of Camp Gan Israel. Great kosher cuisine and cocktails will be served as well as distinctive kosher wines and cocktails. The silent auction will feature many rare items, including over $25,000 worth of jewelry and wonderful vacation get-aways. From signed celebrity pieces to health and beauty packages, the auction promises to offer something for all.  All items are being donated by local community members. For more information and to  participate in the L'chaim for Children. Please call for more information or visit the website.

KAYAKING THE NAUGATUCK RIVER (LOWER) with CT Outdoors and Ansonia Nature Center


Connecticut Outddoors, 20 Main St., Oakville, CT 06779. Phone: 860-274-6213.

On Sun. Aug. 19, 11 am . At the confluence of the Housatonic and Naugatuck Rivers a riverside park beckons with picnic tables and river views. Once a gathering place for Native Americans to meet and trade with each other (and Europeans), this area is awash in history and wildlife. Join Nature Center staff and CT Outdoors for a Sunday morning paddle. After the paddle, we'll enjoy homemade scones and coffee and return before the heat of the day. TUITION: $28; includes insurance and all equipment for one person/one kayak; less if you share or have your own boat. Register before Aug. 15. Limited enrollment. Checks payable to CT Outdoors.

Music Mountain Afternoon Chamber Music Concert--Falls Village


Route 7, Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-7126.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 3PM--The Old City String Quartet,(Music Mountain Debut),Pamela Mia Paul, Piano
Ravel: String Quartet in F (1903) *(42),Schumann: String Quartet In A Major, Opus 41 # 3 (1842) *(12),Dohnanyi: Piano Quintet in C Minor, Opus 1 (1895) *(21),Post Concert Discussion:,Nicholas Gordon, president, Music Mountain:"The String Quartet Literature through The Lens of the Music Mountain Repertory" (Third of three).

Dora The Explore at Lake Compounce - Bristol


822 Lake Ave, Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-583-330.

Dora the Explorer Visits The Lake! Dora the Explorer will be making a special appearance at Lake Compounce Noon-4pm on Monday, August 20th! Stop by to meet your little one's favorite world traveler! Dora will be available for photos too!

Raising Farm Animals In Your Backyard with Gail Tibbals and Kenny and Dana Asard (Adults only) - Flanders Nature Center - Woodbury


5 Church Hill Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711.

Adults - Learn the basics of raising chickens, sheep, cows, goats, and other farm animals from Kenny and Dana Assard of Percy Thompson Meadows Farm and Gail Tibbals. After the class, guests are welcome to tour Gail Tibbals chicken house on Flanders Road and The Percy Thompson Meadows Farm in Bethlehem. Date/Time: Tuesday, August 21, 7 pm Location: Flanders Sugar House Cost: $12 members / $15 non-members

The Simpsons take over Lake Compounce's Crocodile Cove Waterpark


43 Lake Ave., Bristol, CT

12noon - 7:00 P.M.  The Simpsons take over Lake Compounce's Crocodile Cove Waterpark. TV's longest-running scripted show, The Simpsons, is hitting the road and will make an appearance at Lake Compounce's Crocodile Cove Waterpark on Wednesday, August 22nd to host a themed waterpark takeover. Entrance to the event is free with park admission and Crocodile Cove will be open from 12noon to 7:00 P.M. Guests can dive-in and celebrate along with The Simpsons, and be the first to ride a Springfield donut inner tube that would make even Homer jealous. They can also pose for some great family photos with The Simpsons, water park style. PRICE: Free with park admission

Cinema Summer at The Mattack Museum - Waterbury


144 W Main St, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-753-0381 ext 10.

Beat the heat this August at the Mattatuck Museum enjoying scenes of Venice in the air-cooled comfort of the museum’s Performing Arts Center.  The new film series “Cinema Summer” has been developed in conjunction with the current exhibition Reflections and Undercurrents: Ernest Roth and Printmaking in Venice, 1900-1940. The new series will focus on scenes of Venice in three films to be presented on consecutive Wednesday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. in August. The series concludes on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 with the Italian comedy, Bread and Tulips (Pane e tulipani) released in 2000. After being forgotten by her family at a highway café during a bus trip, Rosalba is told by her husband to stay put until someone comes back to get her. Offended that she has been left behind, Rosalba decides to find her own way by hitch-hiking to Venice. While on her journey she meets strange but fascinating people. This film is presented in Italian with English subtitles. Admission to these films is $5 for museum and OLLI members and $8 for non-members. Join the museum to immediately qualify for member benefits. Please register in advance at or call (203) 753-0381, ext. 10.