Saturday, July 30, 2011

Date Night In Litchfield

Date Night in Litchfield is held the first Thursday of the Month.  Exteneded shopping, wine tastings, live music and more. Save the Date for August-August 4th.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Connecticut Wine Festival

Saturday, July 30, and Sunday, July 31st




Taste the best of Connecticut’s wineries. Sample locally produced specialty foods. Enjoy live music. Browse for handicrafts and more. It’s all happening at the Connecticut Wine Festival.

Hours

Saturday, July 30th from 12pm-7pm and Sunday, July 31st from 12pm-6pm. Rain or shine.

Location

The Goshen Fairgrounds are located approximately ½ mile south of Goshen center on Route 63. For directions visit: http://www.goshenfair.org/directions.htm

Parking

Parking is free.

2011 Participating Wineries

Sunset Meadow Vineyards

Jones Winery

Hopkins Vineyard

DiGrazia Vineyards

Miranda Vineyard

White Silo Farm & Winery

Land of Nod Winery

Jerram Winery

Bishop’s Orchards Winery

Jonathan Edwards Winery

Gouveia Vineyards

Sharpe Hill Vineyard

Taylor Brooke Winery

Priam Vineyards

Tickets:

$25 general admission, for tickets purchased at the gate; $20 advance purchase; $10 designated drivers and those under 21. Tickets good for one day only, either Saturday or Sunday.

Tickets can be purchased online and at participating wineries until July 24, 2011.

Wineries Selling Tickets (more will be added so check back soon):

Sunset Meadow Vineyards

Hopkins Vineyard

Jerram Winery

Bishop’s Orchards Winery

Gouveia Vineyards

Jones Winery

Taylor Brooke Winery

Miranda Vineyard

Tickets are also available at all Adams Hometown Markets.


$25 Admission includes wine tasting, a commemorative festival wine glass and tote bag, specialty food samples, entertainment and the opportunity to purchase bottles/cases of wine, food and artisan crafts.

To purchase tickets and for more information

Call 860.677.5467 or email info@ctwine.com.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Local Winery Events

Litchfield County is home to several awawrd winning winery's .  Here is sampling of events being held by oneof our local winery's

Haight Brown Vineyard-Litchfield

860.567.4045

July 30 & 31 - Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Pairing, featuring Denmark, Sweden & Germany. 11 wines artfully paired with artisan cheeses and local chocolates. Learn the art of pairing and taste some mouth-watering combinations. $30. Call to reserve


August 6th - Vineyard Tasting Tour: Beginning at 12pm sharp. This is your chance to get 'behind the scenes' of HB. Join the manager, or winemaker, on a tour of the cellar and vineyards. Learn about Haight-Brown, from the inside out. See our grapes growing and learn how we help them thrive on the vine and in the bottle. Tour ends with a Full Tasting of all wines plus sampling of artisan cheeses, breads and chocolates. This is not your typical wine bar tasting. It is held rain or shine. So, plan ahead and bring your rain gear, muck boots or sunblock depending on the weather. Plan to taste outside, picnic style, or inside in the cool cellar. $25/per person. Call to reserve






Monday, July 25, 2011

Corn Season In Litchfield County

Knee high by the 4th of July is an old saying~ It's almost native corn season here in Connecticut and we have gone to one of our favorite blogs, Apartment Therapy, for this post on a dozen ways to eat corn.

I grew up in a house about a hundred feet from a cornfield, and every evening we'd put the water on to boil, then pick the corn and husk it as we walked rapidly toward the house and chuck it in and dish up the chicken and say a prayer and out came the corn, on went the butter and salt, eight minutes flat from stalk to mouth, and when you ate sweet corn, life had nothing better to offer. You'd been to the top. - Garrison Keillor, A Prairie Home Companion


I can't say it any better than Garrison. Fresh summer sweet corn is heavenly — and if you haven't had any yet this summer, what are you waiting for? Nothing is better than corn, butter and salt, of course, but if you've eaten your fill of plain corn and want a few more reasons to enjoy it, then try one of these recipes. There's caramelized sweet corn with tomatoes and bacon, and a salad of corn with zucchini and herbs. There's smoky grilled corn dip, and street fair-style elote with cheese. Something here for everyone — shuck your corn and take your pick.

for the full list, click here.here


This Weeks Events In Litchfield and Morris

Special Movie Showing of Breakfast at Tiffany's-1:00 pm-Litchfield Community Center


John Marshall Hand Drumming Class-7:00-8:00 pm-Litchfield Community Center

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Pre-School Story Hour-10:00 am-Morris Public Library

Bouncing Babies-10:30 or 11:30 am-Oliver Wolcott Library

Litchfield Republican Caucus-7:00 pm-Litchfield Firehouse


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Teen Day Trip: New Britain Rock Cats Game-10:30 am-4:00 pm-Litchfield Community Center

Children's Summer Series: Robert Olson-11:00 am-12:00 pm-Tapping Reeve House

Eric Berlin Lunch Bunch-1:00-1:45 pm-Oliver Wolcott Library

The Next Teen OWL Chef-5:30-7:00 pm-Oliver Wolcott Library

Books into Films Series-'Breakfast at Tiffany's'-7:00 pm-Litchfield Community Center

Concert on the Litchfield Green: Potter’s Field-7:00-9:00 pm-Litchfield Green

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Day Trip: Christmas Tree Shop in Orange-9:30 am-Morris Senior Center

Preschool Storytime-10:30 am-Oliver Wolcott Library

Senior Picnic-12:00 pm-Litchfield Community Center

White's Woods Cross Country Series-6:30 pm-White Memorial

Homegrown String Band-7:00-8:00 pm-Oliver Wolcott Library

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Page to Stage

PAGE to STAGE Theater Program Offered


The Three public libraries of Region 6 school district are offering a unique and fun summer program for ages 11 through 15.

The theater based program will take place at the old Goshen Town Hall (The Goshen Player's theater) August 1 - 12, 9 AM to 2 PM, Monday through Friday. Bring lunch.


The program will focus on developing a character based on their selves and bringing this character to tstage. Theater games, improvisation, monologues, dance and singing will all be ways to discover this character.


A public performance will be done at the end of the program. The performance and program will include singing and dancing. Putting together a set, costumes and props will also be part of bringing the characters to the stage.


Guiding the program will be Doug Winkel and Beth Steinberg. Both Mr. Winkel and Ms. Steinberg are educators and seasoned members of the theater community. Jack Crann will assist with choreography. Ron Dukenski will help out with singing. All have worked extensively on local school performances throughout the school year.
There is no fee for the program. The student must register through their town libraries and include a letter of interest with their registration. The letter of interest should come from the student and describe why they are interested in participating in the program.


For further information or to register contact:

Goshen Public Library: frontdesk@goshenpublib.org 860-491-3234

Warren Public Library: www.warrenctlibrary.org 860-868-2195

Morris Public Library: 860-567-7420



Friday, July 22, 2011

Music at Infinity Music Hall

The Litchfield Jazz Festival is not the only live music event in the area.  Infinty Music Hall in Norfolk has an amazing line up of artists for the summer season ranging from Lee Ann Rimes to The Lettermen to Joan Osbourne to Lisa Loeb and so much more.  Please click here to access thei rhome page and  upcoming calander of events.

Things To do In The Area This Weekend

Summerfest: Arts & Crafts-10:00 am-Litchfield Community Center


Superhero School-10:30-11:15 am-Oliver Wolcott Library

Summerfest: Ping Pong Palooza-10:45 am-Litchfield Community Center

Literary Agent Discusses Publishing Industry-11:00 am-Goshen Public Library

Summerfest: Family Scavenger Hunt-5:00 pm-Litchfield Community Center

Summerfest: Fried Dough Pizza and DJ Dance Party-7:00 pm-Litchfield Community Center

Star Party: Saturn-8:00-10:00 pm-White Memorial CC


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Wildlife Explorers: What flew by?-9:00 am-12:00 pm-Goshen Land Trust

Goshen Outdoor Market-9:30 am-12:30 pm-Goshen Center School

Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market-10:00 am-1:00 pm-Litchfield Center School

Fun Saturdays at the Museum-1:00-3:00 pm-Litchfield History Museum

Summerfest Grand Finale: A Country Affair-6:00-11:00 pm-Litchfield Community Center

Evening at Little Pond-6:00 pm-White Memorial CC

Keeping Goshen Green Concert with the No Stress Band-6:00-9:00 pm-Goshen Fairgrounds



Sunday, July 24, 2011

Fun Sundays at the Museum-1:00-4:00 pm-Litchfield History Museum

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Things to Do In Litchfield Today

Magical Mystery Tour-10:00 am-Morris Senior Center


Preschool Storytime-10:30 am-Oliver Wolcott Library

Summerfest: Carnival Day-11:00 am-Litchfield Community Center

Summerfest: Magic Workshop-1:00 pm-Litchfield Community Center

Summerfest: Magic Show-2:00 pm-Litchfield Community Center

White's Woods Cross Country Series-6:30 pm-White Memorial

Summerfest: Live Concert: Potter's Field-7:00 pm-Litchfield Community Center

Connecticut in the American Civil War-7:00-8:00 pm-Oliver Wolcott Library

Lecture Series by Fr. Richard Schebera-7:00 pm-Lourdes in Litchfield

Litchfield Democrats Nominating Caucus-7:00 pm-La Cupola, Bantam

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Events for Wednesday July 20, 2011 in Litchfield

Labyrinth Walk-9:00-10:30 am-Wisdom House


Teen Day Trip: Black Rock State Park-10:00 am-3:30 pm-Litchfield Community Center

Children's Summer Series: Gino Zenobia-11:00 am-12:00 pm-Tapping Reeve House

Summerfest: Institute for American Studies-1:00 pm-Litchfield Community Center

Eric Berlin Lunch Bunch-1:00-1:45 pm-Oliver Wolcott Library

The Next Teen OWL Chef - 5:30-7:00 pm - Oliver Wolcott Library

Summerfest: John Marshall Community Drum Jam-7:00 pm-Litchfield Community Center

Concert on the Litchfield Green: Free Thought-7:00-9:00 pm-Litchfield Green

Celebration of Pets-7:00 pm-St. Michael’s, Litchfield