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 Michele RIche Intimate Observer Exhibiton

07/26/2019 to 09/08/2019

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

As first-prize winner of The MATT's 2019 MIXMASTER: Juried Members Exhibition, New York-based painter Michele Riche's work is on view this summer at Rose Hill. Riche works with subject matter drawn from day-to-day life, manifesting mostly as a keen interest in the human figure. She explores the interplay of figures as both collective and individual entities, placing them within mysterious and emotionally charged settings that evoke a sense of isolation and individual power.

Kent Book Sale

08/01/2019 to 08/31/2019

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. AUGUST HOURS: Friday: 10-5 • Saturday: 10-5 • Sunday: 10-5, weather permitting.

Mattatuck Museum of Art Friday Plein Air Painting

08/02/2019 to 08/30/2019

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

Fridays 10 am - 4:30 $3. Aug. 2,9,16,23,30. 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.

Railroad Museum of New England Saturday Scenic Train Rides

08/03/2019 to 08/24/2019

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

Saturday scenic train rides on August 3,10, 17 and 24. Tickets: $15 Adults, $13 Children and Seniors, $1 Toddlers. 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 during the summer months and run about 1 hour and 20 minutes in length.

Railroad Museum The Torrington Express on Sundays

08/04/2019 to 08/25/2019

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

Train on Sundays to Torrington - Aug. 4,11,18, and 25. The train departs Thomaston Station at 12 noon. Arrives Torrington at 12:45 pm, reboard at 2 pm, the train departs at 2:45 pm and arrives back at the Thomaston Station at 3:40 pm.

Kent Art Assoc. Wednesdays in August, Watercolor Class

08/07/2019 to 08/28/2019

21 South Main St, Kent, CT

August 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th Enhance your creativity while having fun! Learn nature, flower and landscape painting in a wet on wet, free and loose style with watercolorist and art instructor, Trisha Haulenbeek.

Wednesdays -Hollister House Garden Plein Air Painters and Photographers

08/14/2019 to 08/28/2019

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

On August 14, 21 and 28 the Hollister House Garden welcomes plein air painters and photographers from 8 am to 12 noon. Come and be inspired by the beauty of the garden in the morning light. Please fill out and submit this contact form  https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/HollisterHouseGardenInc/contact.html before you come each week. When you arrive please park only in designated areas and remember we do ask for a $5 per person donation. Please stay on the gravel paths and the lawn – no easels in the beds!

Kent Art Association Members’ Show 2

08/17/2019 to 09/08/2019

21 South Main St, Kent, CT Phone: 860-927-3989.

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

71st Annual Terryville Lions Country Fair

08/23/2019 to 08/25/2019

171 Town Hill Rd., Terryville, CT

Old-fashioned country fair with cattle, dairy, horse, and goat shows; racing pigs, wood chopping contest, tractor pull, fireworks on Friday and Saturday night, exhibits, arts and crafts. Fri. 4 p.m.-11 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
ADMISSION: Fri.: general admission $8, seniors $6. Sat. & Sun.: general admission $9, seniors $7. Children (10 and under) free. Two-day pass $15, Three-day pass $20