Mattatuck Museum of Art Jeff Koons One Ball Total Equilibrium Tank Exhibition

07/26/2019 to 01/05/2020

63 Prospect St., Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-753-0381.

On loan from Art Bridges, the Mattatuck presentation will serve to inform visitors of Waterbury's important place in the history of the sport. Following the creation of the game in 1891 in Springfield, MA by James Naismith, the inventor brought "basketball" to the Waterbury YMCA, the second place the new game was played. A full series of programming focusing on this historical connection, as well as the scientific aspects of the work will be presented while the piece is on view.

Mattatuck Museum of Art Friday Plein Air Painting

09/06/2019 to 09/27/2019

63 Prospect St., Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-753-0381.

10:00 am - 4:30 pm Recurring Event  $3. Calling all Plein Air (outdoor) painters- Artist groups and clubs welcome! Capturing the beauty of the past at the Gothic Revival home of Rose Hill. Painting outdoors only, indoor sketching available. Participants should bring their own supplies. Indoor permissible art materials are limited to graphite, colored pencils, erasers, sketch pads, and drawing boards. Easels are not allowed indoors.

Housatonic Heritage Walks

09/07/2019 to 09/29/2019

24 Main St, Salisbury, CT Phone: 860-435-9505.

This 18th annual event, the 2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS event offers 71 FREE guided walks to the most interesting historic, cultural and natural sites in Berkshire County, MA, and Litchfield County, CT. Saturday & Sunday on all four September weekends: Sept. 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 21 & 22 and 28 & 29.  All types of heritage walks are offered, ranging from tours of historic buildings, cemeteries, and town centers, hikes on the Appalachian Trail, walks through industrial heritage sites and ruins, walks and bike rides on old country roads that have a history, behind-the-scenes tours at various performing arts venues, and strolls through formal gardens and estates.

Kent Book Sale

09/07/2019 to 09/29/2019

32 North Main St., Kent, CT Phone: 860-927-3761.

Current best sellers, all kinds of books, prices start as low as 50 cents! also expanded the selection of jigsaw puzzles. SEPTEMBER HOURS: Saturday: 10-5 • Sunday: 12-5 weather permitting.

Warner Theatre

09/19/2019

68 Main St, Torrington, CT Phone: 860-489-7180.

7:30 pm. Kevin Jamesbegan his career as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene. After being discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, he signed a network development deal to create his own sitcom. The King of Queens, which premiered in 1998, ran for nine seasons on CBS with James starring and executive producing, and it garnered him an Emmy nomination in 2006 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. The show concluded its run in 2007 but continues to air daily in syndication across the country and around the world. James also starred in and executive produced the sitcom Kevin Can Wait for Sony Television and CBS.

In 2001, James brought his stand-up act to TV with Sweat the Small Stuff, a one-hour special for Comedy Central. In 2005, Kevin James and Ray Romano executive produced and starred in the HBO Sports Special Making the Cut: The Road to Pebble Beach; a documentary about the Pebble Beach Pro Am Golf Tournament that was nominated for a Sports Emmy. His second comedy special Never Don't Give Up premiered on Netflix in April 2018.

James was the producer, co-writer, and star of the hit comedies Paul Blart: Mall Cop 1 & 2, Zookeeper, and Here Comes The Boom. James made his feature film debut in 2005 in Columbia Pictures' Hitch starring opposite Will Smith, and starred alongside Adam Sandler in Pixels, Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2, and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. He starred in the feature True Memoirs of an International Assassin for Netflix in 2016. In addition to his on-camera work, James's voice has been featured in the animated films Barnyard for Nick Movies, as well as Monster House and the Hotel Transylvania franchise for Sony Pictures Animation.

Tickets range from 25.00 - 75.00.

Railroad Museum of New England Chocolate Decadence Tour

09/20/2019

242 East Main St., Thomaston, CT Phone: 860-283-7245.

5 pm Meet at Thomaston Station. Join the Railroad Museum of New England, Fascia's Chocolates and Haight-Brown Vineyard on our Chocolate Decadence Tour! The evening begins at our historic 1881 Thomaston Station with a glass of wine and plenty of appetizers. The train ride follows with a stop for a toast on the spectacular Thomaston Dam. Next, stretch your legs at Fascia's Chocolate Company with a tour, more wine and more chocolate!

Kent Art Association Fall Juried Show

09/21/2019 to 10/14/2019

21 South Main St, Kent, CT

All gallery shows open hours are 1:00 – 5:00pm. The gallery is open during show dates, Thurs. – Sun. except otherwise noted.

Scenic Train Ride

09/21/2019 to 09/22/2019

242 East Main St., Thomaston, CT Phone: 860-283-7245.

Every year the Railroad Museum of New England is proud to offer summer scenic train rides. Pulled by one of our vintage diesel locomotives, you will be able to take a break from the hot sun and enjoy a fresh breeze as you ride along the Naugatuck river. This trip will leave from Thomaston Station, taking you south through the valley. On this portion of the trip, there are several bridges which the train goes over, giving visitors an even better view of the river below. After switching directions and heading north, the train shall take you up the grade to the ever so famous Thomaston Dam, followed by the Summit where you be able to view the impressive rock cuts that were made back when the railroad was originally built. Throughout your ride, one of our volunteers will be giving an oral history of the Naugatuck Railroad and the RMNE. These rides are offered every Saturday and Sunday during the summer months and run about 1 hour and 20 minutes in length.

Litchfield Hills Train Experience – Spirit Tasting

09/21/2019

242 East Main St., Thomaston, CT Phone: 860-283-7245.

Saturday, September 21st – Bourbon Tasting -Menu: BBQ Pulled Pork, Ribs, Chicken, Salads.  Each train ride will consist of an appetizer buffet along with the first tasting starting at 5pm at the historic Thomaston Station. Upon departure at 6pm, the second tasting will be served along with some paired snacks as the train whisks you up the valley, over the Thomaston Dam, and through the woods towards East Litchfield. Arrival in East Litchfield will consist of yet another spirit tasting as the train crew prepares to head back down the valley to Fascia's chocolate factory, where a forth tasting will be served and all passengers will receive a sampler box of 4 chocolates made by Fascia's chocolate. A final tasting will be served upon departure of Fascia's with paired snacks as guests enjoy the ride back to the historic Thomaston Station. Dessert, coffee, and water will be served upon arrival back at Thomaston Station

Hollister House Garden Dahlias: How to Select and Grow

09/21/2019

300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-2200.

10 am - 11:30 am. This "master class" on dahlias is taught by potter and passionate gardener Frances Palmer. The illustrated talk will begin with the origin, history and botany of dahlia flower forms. Frances will teach us how to divide,plant,fertilize and stake spring tubers, how to maintain plants over the growing season and how to dig and store for the winter. She will share good sources for tubers and how to best select flowers. Finally Frances will demonstrate how to cut and compose flower arrangements like the stunning ones on her Instagram feed.