Teilhard de Chardin: Pilgrim, Prophet, Mystic – A Three Part Series. Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

07/16/2016 to 09/10/2016

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

Participants will explore how his writings expand and deepen our realization of God, present in all creation as the Divine Energy of Love. (Read more at: www.wisdomhouse.org )

Presenter: Sally Campbell Woodhall

Each session can be registered for separately or as the complete series. 

Part 1: Teilhard as Pilgrim (July 16)
Part 2: Teilhard as Prophet (August 13)
Part 3: Teilhard as Mystic (September 10)

Fee:  $50 per session (includes lunch)
Non-refundable deposit: $25

34th Historical Festival at Lime Rock Pak--Lime Rock

09/01/2016 to 09/05/2016

60 White Hollow Rd., Lime Rock, CT 06039. Phone: 860-435-5000.

Historic Festival 34 Chairman Murray Smith announced an all-new – and likely a first for an authentic and significant U.S. historic racing weekend – race group for Lime Rock Park's 34th Historic Festival, September 1-5, 2016. "I'm sounding the clarion call for owners and drivers of saloons and 'tin tops' to join us in early September to create a fabulous grid of pre-1970 racing sedans," Smith says. "This rare race group will be in the manner of the cars in Goodwood's 'St. Mary's Trophy'; Ford Galaxies, BMWs, Mini Coopers, Lotus Cortinas, Anglias, Alfa Romeo 1600s, Jaguar Mk2s, Hillman Imps and the like. Contact the Park for further information.

Ansonia Nature Center NATURE’S CHILD: Incredible Insects

09/02/2016

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

10 am Join naturalist Amie to discover the critters who live in our park's beautiful yellow flowers. You'll be amazed to find how many tiny creatures live on our goldenrod. TUITION: $7 per child ($5.00 for family-level FANCI members and Ansonia residents). Please pre-register for this class for preschoolers and their adults.

Sherman Chamber Ensemble Signature Summer Series Hosts: Mendelssohn's Quintet and Vivaldi Hurdy Gurdy

09/02/2016

Route 37 South and Leach Hollow Rd., Sherman, CT 06784. Phone: 203-947-4767.

"Mendelssohn's Quintet and Vivaldi Hurdy Gurdy"--Friday, September 2, 2016 at 8 pm, St. Andrew's Church, 1 N. Main St., Kent, CT (Presented in collaboration with the church's Music in the Nave series). Saturday, September 3, 8 pm Lake Mauweehoo Clubhouse, Route 37 South and Leach Hollow Rd., Sherman, CT. Sherman Chamber Ensemble program includes Flute Quartet, Francois Devienne; Paul's "What's This", works on curious instruments; and Quintet in Bb Major Op. 87 28', Felix Mendelssohn. Featuring: Susan Rotholz, flute; Jill Levy, violin; Paul Woodiel, violin; Sarah Adams, viola; Michael Roth, viola; and Artistic Director Eliot Bailen, cello. Individual concert general admission is $30 and $25 for students and seniors. Children 15 and under are free when accompanied by an adult purchasing admission ticket. For Sherman concerts only, lawn tickets may be purchased the night of the concert for $10. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling 860-355-5930. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.ShermanChamberEnsemble.org.

Lime Rock Park - Historic Festival 34 & Sunday in the Park Concours

09/02/2016 to 09/05/2016

60 White Hollow Rd., Lime Rock, CT Phone: 860-435-5000.

250 vintage and historic race cars, 1,200 concours and collector cars, iconic Honored Guests and special collections. Each year's Festival is always highly anticipated. Theme, Honored Guests and special collections TBA

White Memorial Foundation Museum An Evening at Little Pond with Gerri Griswold

09/03/2016

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

Join Gerri Griswold in search of Wood Ducks, herons, shore birds, muskrats, frogs and whatever else Mother Nature decides to dish out at dusk on Little Pond! Group size is limited to 20. We'll build a little fire after the walk and make S'Mores! Please call 860-567-0857 to pre-register. 6:00 P.M., Meet at the White's Woods Road entrance to Little Pond. Rain or shine! FREE ... Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

Sherman Chamber Ensemble Signature Summer Series Hosts: For Bluegrass Fans of All Ages

09/03/2016

Route 37 South and Leach Hollow Rd., Sherman, CT 06784. Phone: 203-947-4767.

For Bluegrass Fans of All Ages"--Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 2 pm, Lake Mauweehoo Clubhouse, Route 37 South and Leach Hollow Rd., Sherman, CT. Sunday, September 4, 1 pm, Kent Village Barns, Kent Center, Kent, CT. Annual Bluegrass Jamboree, with Sherman Chamber Ensemble regulars and your favorite local performers. Free admission. Bring your own chairs and blankets for Kent concert. For more information call (860) 355-5930, visit www.ShermanChamberEnsemble.org, or email info@ShermanChamberEnsemble.org.

Lake Compounce 10 K, 5 K Races

09/03/2016 to 09/04/2016

186 Enterprise Drive, Bristol, CT Phone: (434) 951-8572.

Event Schedule - Sat, Sep 3, 2016 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM - Social Hour – Join us at the TimeOut Sports Bar, and get to know other runners and riders during a social hour, hosted by the DoubleTree Bristol! Sun, Sep 4, 2016 8:30 AM 5K Run/Walk – Run or walk as you weave your way through the park, around and under some of their world-famous coasters at this USATF-sanctioned race. Snag your medal at the finish line, then join us for post-race refreshments, DJ, and award ceremony. 10K Race – Run this scenic course through the park and surrounding areas. Race is USATF sanctioned and followed by post-race refreshments, DJ, and award ceremony. Cash prizes for top 3 male and female overall finishers, finisher medals for all! 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Roller Coaster Ride – Not a runner? Or just love coasters? RIDE your way to 5K victory on roller coasters. We'll track your coaster rides throughout the day, and anyone riding a total distance of 5K wins a Roller Coaster Ride custom medal!

Goshen Fair

09/03/2016 to 09/05/2016

Goshen, CT Phone: 860-491-3655. Fax: (860) 491-3599.

Rte. 63, Goshen, CT 06756. Phone: (860)491-3655. Fax: (860)860-491-3599. Major Agricultural Fair. Admission $7.00 for adults. Senior citizens admission fee will be $5.00 on Saturday only. Children under 12, free. All Three Days: Antique Barn Hand-crafting demonstrations - Quilting, Spinning, Weaving and Basketry, Farm animals for judging, Midway, Flowers, Fruit, Vegetables, Baking, Canning, Photography, Needlework, Plants, Trees, New Machinery/Power Equipment, Arts & Crafts, cattle beef, cattle dairy, poultry, sheep, rabbits, goats, swine all 3 days. Entertainment Schedule: On Saturday, August 30, 2008 8:30 Draft Horse Show 10:00 Opening Ceremony Poultry Judging Garden Tractor Pull 12:00 Rabbit Judging 1:00 Pony Draw Exhibit 1:00, 3:00, 5:00 Woodcutting Demonstration 2:00 Dairy Cattle Showmanship Gazebo/Concert Bandstand 1:00-5:00 Northwestern Connecticut Band Entertainment Center 11:00, 1:00 Cobblestone Road Band 12:00, 2:00, 6:30 Peter White - Magician, Chuckles the Clown and Mid-Hudson Juggling Club 3:00, 5:00, 7:00 Stone Canyon Band 4:00, 6:00 Lynn Flanders Country Line Dance Lessons 4:30 Peter White - Magician On Sunday, August 31, 2008 9:00 Junior and Open Dairy Show - Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Milking Shorthorn Horse Show 10:00 Swine Judging Sheep Judging Junior Beef Show 11:00 Antique Tractor Pull 12:00 Woodcutting Contest 1:00 Polled Hereford Show Horse Draw Exhibit Gazebo/Concert Band 11:00 Bristol Old Tyme Fiddlers 2:00-5:00 Northwestern Connecticut Band Entertainment Center 11:00, 1:00 Cobblestone Road Band 12:00, 2:00, 6:30 Peter White - Magician, Chuckles the Clown and Mid-Hudson Juggling Club 3:00, 5:00, 7:00 Stone Canyon Band 4:00, 6:00 Lynn Flanders Country Line Dance Lessons 4:30 Peter White - Magician On Labor Day, September 1, 2008 9:00 Junior and Open Dairy Show - Guernsey, Holstain, Jersey 9:30 Judging of Oxen Jackpot Steer Show Dairy Goat Judging 10:00 Sheep Judging 10:30 Pork Cook-off 11:30 Crossbreds and All Other Beef Breeds Show Angus Show 12:00 Woodcutting Contest Draught Oxen Exhibit Gazebo/Concert Bandstand 2:00-5:00 Northwestern Connecticut Band Entertainment Center Center 11:00, 1:00 Cobblestone Road Band 12:00, 2:30, 4:00 Peter White - Magician, Chuckles the Clown and Mid-Hudson Juggling Club 2:00, 4:30 Lynn Flanders Country Line Dance Lessons 3:00, 5:00 Stone Canyon Band Schedule subject to change. No Pets unless service animals. Alcohol sold on grounds. (Fair always held Sat./Sun./Mon. of Labor Day weekend)

Roxbury Land Trust Labor Day Weekend

09/03/2016 to 09/05/2016

Old Tophet Road, Roxbury, CT Phone: 860-350-4148.

Hike the Lilly Preserve. Self-guiding. Access: One entrance is 2 miles east of Roxbury Green near bridge on Route 317. A second entrance is off Old Tophet Road. Trails: The Blue Loop is 1.5 miles long and of moderate difficulty. It passes through marshes and swamps near Jack's Brook. The Red Loop is 1 mile long and of moderate difficulty. It traverses the upper wooded portion of the preserve. Features: Marshland. Wooded swampland. Beaver activity. Mixed hardwoods. Old stone walls. Rock outcroppings. Farm field with grazing cattle during summer. Sawmill site. Orchard across Route 317/Good Hill Road has a picnic area.