Friday, December 6, 2013

Christmas Tree Farms in Litchfeild County

 A great New England tradition is to go and cut your own Christmas tree.  Litchfield County has several tree farms where you can go and cut your own, or get a freshly cut tree.  Some of these farms also have wreaths, roping and other holiday decorations.  Please call for  current cutting times and directions.  To access the link to Litchfield County Christmas Tree farms, please click here. If you know of any new farms, let us know or post the farm in the comments section below.

My personal favorite tree farm is Bees Trees and Fleas! Located on South Street in Litchfield, it is owned by the Gilbert Family (think Elizabeth Gilbert of Eat Pray Love) and they have not only trees, but signed books by Liz Gilbert.


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Litchfield Jingle Bell Run


31st Anniversary  3.1 mile run
Divisions include a costume division

Registrations at Litchfield Intermediate School   
Registration time: 10:30 am
Date: December 7, 2013

Time: 12:00 Noon
Fee: $15  Pre-Registration         
Registration day of race: $20

The second oldest road race in Litchfield, second only to the Litchfield Hills Road Race, will feature runners of all kinds and in all kinds of costumes. The fastest runners in race and in each age group will get locally harvested Maple Syrup. And the tradition continues for the first Litchfield residents to cross the line, male and female, with the awarding of a gift certificate good for a Christmas Tree from the Christmas Shop at the Litchfield Hills Nursery.  There will also be awards for the best costumes in the race! So come dressed for the event!!! Don't miss this classic and fun run!  

Here are the age groups in which the top three win Maple Syrup: 9 & under; 10-12; 13-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; and 70 & over.

Entry forms can be found at: Murphy's Pharmacy, The Village Restaurant, Sportsmen's of Litchfield, Litchfield Parks and Recreation, Litchfield Town Hall, The Litchfield Community Center, The Christmas Shop at the Litchfield Hills Nursery.

The entry fee is $15 prior to Nov. 28th and $20 on race day. For more information contact the Litchfield Parks and Recreation office at (860) 567-7569.
Go to "Downloadable Forms" on the Park and Rec website and print out an application!!!






http://www.townoflitchfield.org/Pages/LitchfieldCT_Rec/RoadRaces/JingleBellRun

Bethlehem Christmas Fair Friday Night December 6th and Saturday Decemberr 7th

A longstanding Litchfield County Tradition is the Bethlehem Christmas Fair.  The Village Green is transformed into a market place, there are craft vendors, food vendors, carole concerts and more! Free admission, parking at the fairgrounds with complementary buses to the town center.

This years town ornament.



For more information, please click on the link below.





http://www.christmastownfestival.com/index.html

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Goshen Players, Inc. Announces Auditions for I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

Goshen Players, Inc. Announces Auditions for I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

Book and Lyrics By Joe DiPietro; Music By Jimmy Roberts
Directed by Colleen Renzullo; Musical Direction by Scott Stanchfield

Seeking two men (baritone/tenor) and two women (contralto/mezzo soprano) Age range of characters is 20's-ish to 40's-ish

Sunday, December 8th and Monday, December 9th, 2013 at 7:00 pm GOSHEN OLD TOWN HALL, 2 NORTH STREET,
AT THE ROTARY JUNCTION OF ROUTES 4 & 63, GOSHEN, CT 06756

BRIEF SYNOPSIS:
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change is presented in the form of a series of musical vignettes connected by the central theme of love and relationships. The plays tag-line is "Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit." The scenes stand independent of one another but progress in a fashion designed to suggest an overall arc to relationships throughout the course of one's life.

PERFORMANCE DATES AND TIMES:
ALL AUDITIONERS MUST BE AVAILABLE TO COMMIT TO ALL PERFORMANCES
March 28th, 29, April 4th, 5th, 11th & 12th, 2014 at 8:00 pm
March 30th & April 6th, 2014 at 5:00 pm

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
• Provide a resume if available, otherwise audition forms will be provided.
• Heads-hots are not necessary.
• Auditioners should have strong singing voices, be prepared to sing something "a cappella" to demonstrate vocal range and to harmonize by learning a small piece from the show. You may perform a piece from the show but it is not required. Piano accompaniment and show sheet music will be available.

Rehearsal scheduled will be announced based on availability of actors and staff.

Questions? Contact Colleen Renzullo at colleenrenzullo@gmail.com or 860.689.5819

Monday, December 2, 2013

Upcoming Events

As the Holiday season approaches, all sorts of events are happening all over our area,

Here is a list of some of the upcoming area events





Women's Forum: Celebration of the Earth w/ Paul Winter-2:30pm-Litchfield CC

An Evening with Cole Porter-7-8pm-Oliver Wolcott Library

 



A December to Remember-10:30am-Litchfield CC

Laser Tag & Movie-4:15-9:30pm-Litchfield CC

Christmas Feast & Song-6:30pm-Goshen Congregational Church

Bantam Tree Lighting-7pm-Bantam River Park

 


Radio City Christmas Spectacular-8am-8pm-Litchfield CC

New York City Daytrip-8am-8pm-Litchfield CC

Christmas Tree Sale-9am-3:30pm-Bantam Fire Co.

Veteran of the Month Ceremony-10am-Bantam

LH Farm-Fresh Indoor Market-10am-1pm-Litchfield CC

Gingerbread Nativity Making-10am-12pm-Lourdes in Litchfield

Christmas Carol Sing by the Fire-12pm-White Memorial CC

Rose Haven Annual Bazaar-1-4pm-Rose Haven

Celebration of Young Photographers-2-4:30pm-Arethusa Farm

Christmas Feast & Song-6:30pm-Goshen Congregational Church

Candlelight Carol Sing-7pm-Lourdes in Litchfield

Waterbury Chorale & Orchestra-8pm-St. Michael's, Litchfield

 


Outing Club-Hike in Sunnybrook Park

Christmas Tree Sale-9am-3:30pm-Bantam Fire Co.

Animal Survival in Winter-LH Junior Audubon-1pm-White Memorial CC

Living Nativity-3pm & 4pm-Lourdes in Litchfield

Candlelit Lessons & Carols for Advent-4pm-St. Michael's, Litchfield

Goshen Players Auditions-7pm-Goshen Old Town Hall

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Goshen Turkey Trot!

The 2013 race is being held at 9:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning, November 28, 2013.

Please arrive early! Pre-registration packet pickup is race morning between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m.

We do accept race day registrants. But again, earlier the better!
The T-shirts are awesome... but in limited supply. To guarantee that you A) get one and B) get the size you want, register early! No whining!
Fashionable and functional fleece beanie hats are also available (also in limited supply). You can reserve one on your application or through online registration. If any are still available on race morning, they will be for sale at the fairgrounds.

The course is described and a map is included in a pdf file (link on the menu at the left). It's a beautiful course over rolling hills, through the woods, through farm country... but it is challenging, so as the Boy Scouts say, "Be Prepared"! That said, you will love it, and that turkey dinner never tasted so good.

Overall winners receive the Laschever Memorial Cup. The top three finishers overall, male and female, receive awards, as do the first three finishers in each division. Awards include an assortment of ribbons, pies, running shoes and gift certificates. And, of course, the top male and female Goshen residents are awarded Nodine's turkeys!

Divisions: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-18, 19-29 (Open), 30-39 (Sub-Master), 40-49 (Master), 50-59 (Grand Master), 60-69 (Super Grand Master), 70+ (Grand Turkeys). Walkers welcome.

The race is held rain or shine!

The Goshen Running Club, comprised of volunteers, is a certified non-profit organization, which uses proceeds from the Turkey Trot to support a variety of local community based charities and programs.
Any questions, email turkeytrot@goshenrunningclub.com or call (860) 491-2078.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Benefit Fall Choral Concert

Benefit Fall Choral Concert

November 15 & 16, 2013 @ 8:00 PM
Price: $28.00 (suggested donation)

 

The Goshen Festival Singers in a fall choral concert in memory of John Barrett. All proceeds to benefit Project Main Street, which strives to improve the quality of life for individuals living with ALS.
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, November 4, 2013

The Goshen Players Present

Midsummer Night's Dream
by William Shakespeare
November 8, 9 at 8:00pm
November 10 at 4:00pm
Tickets: $12 (Staged Reading)


Mismatched lovers Hermia, Lysander, Demetrius and Helena encounter a supernatural squabble that will alter their destinies forever. Will mischievous Puck create harmony or cacophony within the forest? Love, magic and wonder fill the air as dreams blend with reality in this staged reading of the must-see Shakespeare classic.
 
 
Set your GPS to 2 North Street, Goshen, CT 06756

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Upcoming Events



Veteran of the Month Ceremony-10am-All Wars Memorial, Bantam

LH Farm-Fresh Indoor Market-10am-1pm-Litchfield CC

Arrival of Honey Bees in North America-1pm-White Memorial CC

Turkey Dinner-4:30-6:30pm-United Methodist Church, Litchfield

Switch Factory Band Concert-7-10pm-Litchfield CC

Laughs for Lax-7-11pm-Bantam Firehouse

 


Dedication-White Memorial's Braille Trail-1pm-White Memorial CC

Art Quilts Reception-3-5pm-Artists' Path Gallery

 



Medicare Questions-1pm-Morris Senior Center

Cozy Reads for Winter Nights-1:30-2:30pm-OWL

Creating Habitat for NE Cottontail-7pm-Litchfield CC

Litchfield STPC Meeting-7pm-LHS Library

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Bethlehem Garlic Festival

Greetings fellow garlic fans! We would like invite you to join us for our Ninth Annual Connecticut Garlic & Harvest Festival. It will be held on October 12-13, 2013 at the Bethlehem Fairgrounds on Route 61 in Bethlehem, Connecticut (just north of town). Visit our garlic cooking demonstrations, stay for a live band performance, and learn how to grow garlic at our informative lectures. Many garlic dips, spreads, cheeses, and oils will be available for purchase from our diverse garlic specialty food vendors - most offering FREE samples to try before you buy! Stop by our produce stands for fresh garlic and a variety of other fall produce. When you're hungry, venture over to our food court.  Homemade roasted garlic sausage with peppers and onions, garlic marinated steak sandwiches, garlic roast pork sandwiches, deep fried garlic, and garlic ice cream are just some of the items you'll find at our food court! Bring the kids for some fun with our rides and games! We hope that you will join us in 2013!
When: October 12 & 13, 2013 - 10AM to 5PM
Where: Bethlehem Fairgrounds in Bethlehem, CT (directions)
Admission: Adults $7 - Seniors $6 - Children (under 12) $1 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Harwinton Fair

Another Great Connecticut Fair, the Harwinton Fair will be held October 5th and 6th at the Harwinton Fairgrounds  150 Locust Rd, Harwinton, CT.

For more Fair Information, please go to www.harwintonfair.com


New this year

  • Earlier start for the Oxen Pulls: 11am on Saturday
  • Earlier start for the Horse Pulls: noon on Sunday
 

Annual Skillet Tossing Contest

  • For Women of 18 years and up - Sign up that morning - Free Event
  • Held Saturday and Sunday; come join the fun!

Annual Oxen Teamster Challenge

  • 1:00pm Saturday afternoon
  • South end of Fairgrounds - near Pulling Ring
 

All Weekend

  • Antique Tractor Show all weekend

  • Blacksmith Shop

  • Civil War Era Demonstrations & Living History
    • Educational & Informative about the historical Civil War Era life & times

  • Country Store & Early Americana Display
    • Americana demonstrations all Weekend

  • Draft Horse Exhibit & Demonstration
    • Exhibit & demonstration Sat & Sun
    • Talk on draft horse and wagon Sunday in Horse Show Ring at Noon

  • Pig Races - Saturday & Sunday
    • 4 races each day - times to be announced during the fair

  • Pisgah Mountain Primitives
    • Demonstrations of Pioneer Living, Blacksmithing & Cooking

  • Woodchopping competitions
    • Saturday & Sunday

  • Working Shingle Mill

  • Come see exhibits, baking, crafts, photography, contests & competitions
 

Kids & Family Entertainment

Lower Stage Area:

  • The Magic of Jim Sisti
    • Shows at 1:00pm & 4:00pm, Saturday and Sunday

  • David Verdosci's Sunshine Road Show
    • Saturday 2:30pm
    • Sunday 2:30pm

  • Har-Bur Middle School Band
    • Saturday morning - 10:30am to noon

Bandstand / Gazebo:

  • Redstone Ridge Bluegrass Band
    • Saturday 10am to noon

  • Dave Quick & the Sidekicks
    • Saturday 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Throughout the fairground:

  • Lewis S. Mills High School Marching Band
    • Saturday afternoon at approx 2:00pm

Friday, September 20, 2013

The Northwestern Connecticut Dog Club Dog Show

This Sunday at the Goshen Fairgrounds, The Northwestern Connecticut Dog Club will host it's annual dog show.


Come and see all your favorite breeds of AKC dogs! Vendors, Food, fun!



There is an admission fee, for more information, go to www.ncdcdog.org



Thursday, September 19, 2013

Goshen Town Wide Tag Sale!

The Goshen Rec. Department’s 8th annual


Town Wide Tag Sale
Saturday, September, 21st, 2013 
from 9am-2pm 

Get a sneak peak at the participating houses:



Maps will be available on Thursday, September 19th


Pick up maps at the following places:  
Goshen Town Hall
The New Goshenette
Goshen Wine and Spirits
Goshen Library
St. Thomas Catholic Church

Questions: Call 860-491-2249 or email cfinn@goshenct.gov  


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

This Weeks Green Tip-Improve your office air quality!

Improve your office air quality.


Make it a habit to use nontoxic cleaning products. Brighten up your cubicle with plants, which absorb indoor pollution. If you're a business owner, make it a policy to buy furniture, carpeting, and paint that are free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and won't off-gas toxic chemicals.

Some easy care plants that are good for you- Peace lilies ,orchids, areca palms, English Ivy, Boston ferns, golden pothos, and spider plants. These plants do well indoors and don't require tons of maintenance.  

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Small House with Big Pedigree: Eisenman’s House VI Goes on the Market - L C T Monthly - The Litchfield County Times

Small House with Big Pedigree: Eisenman’s House VI Goes on the Market - L C T Monthly - The Litchfield County Times

Upcoming Events At White Memorial in Litchfield

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Harvest Moon Paddle
with Robyn Dinda
Friday, September 20, 2013
6:00pm
Meet at the Morris Boat Launch 6:00 P.M.
Pack a dinner and don't forget your flashlight!
 For more information call Robyn Dinda 860 -567- 0738.


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Seeing the World in Macro
with Mark Smith of Macropod Imaging Solutions
Saturday, September 21, 2013
11:00am
Fasten your seatbelts! You will be dazzled! Meet Mark Smith, a master's student and geologist
at the University of Connecticut. In this one hour program Mark will take you face to face with nature's
tiniest creatures by presenting eye popping, mind blowing, awe inspiring, macro photographs of  insects.
His mission is to fascinate people of all ages with the images he has captured for scientific research.
You will not want to miss this program!
11:00 A.M., A. B. Ceder Room,
Members: $10:00  Non-members: $15.00,
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.


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Photographing the World in Macro
with Fran and Liz Zygmont
Saturday, September 21, 2013
2:00pm
Bring your smart phone, iPad, or conventional camera and let Litchfield Hills Audubon Society President
Fran Zygmont and his super talented wife Liz guide you into seeing the world through its tiniest building blocks!
This photography workshop is evolving and is meant for all skills levels. After a brief discussion we'll head
outside to take macro shots on an interpretive walk around the Museum complex. Your favorites will appear
 in an upcoming edition of our email newsletter The Habitattler and will be posted on our Facebook Group Page!
Don't forget to have a fully charged battery!
2:00 P.M.. A.B. Ceder Room…
FREE… Donations will be accepted to help defray
the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Bethlehem Fair

08 Days, 02 Hours, 54 Minutes. Until Our Favorite Fair Begins
Click HERE To See Other Events Scheduled At Our Fairgrounds.  Please Support These Great Organizations.



The 2013 Fair Premium Book Is Now Online, Click Here

For A List Of Book Locations, Click Here.


This Years Entertainment Schedule Has Been Updated, Click on Day For More Information

Favorite Links

Contact Information


Telephone:   203-266-5350 Address:  384 Main Street North, Bethlehem CT 06751
Mail: P.O. Box 488 Bethlehem CT 06751
Fax: 203-266-7795
Email:  office@bethlehemfair.com
Please email us with comments and suggestions

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Lime Rock Park's Vintage and Historic Car Racing Weekend This Weekend

Since 1983, the East Coast's premier vintage racing and concours event has been the Historic Festival weekend at Lime Rock Park, held annually on Labor Day weekend. No other venue in the U.S. has three days of on-track racing sandwiching a prestigious concours event all on the same property. Plus, there's the Thursday kick-off vintage and race car parade through the surrounding towns that ends with a "Welcome Party" on the streets of charming Falls Village. For 2013, Lime Rock Park is celebrating the "birthdays" of iconic cars and marques.

Historic Festival 31 celebrates the anniversaries of Aston Martin, now 100 years old; a reunion of the Cunningham marque at 60 years old; the Porsche 911, introduced some 50 years ago, along with the Lotus Elan's 50th.

Of course, the vintage racing on Saturday and Monday is as big and exciting as usual. There will be more than 300 cars and drivers, racing everything from cars built before WWI to the best competition machines from the 1920s to the 1970s. There's even a race group dedicated to authentic Trans-Am cars from 1966 to 1972, including the famous lime-green Dodge Challenger that was raced by Lime Rock's own Sam Posey.

In between the two race days is the prestigious Sunday in the Park Concours. For 2013, expect up to 250 cars comprising the Lime Rock Concours d'Elegance, lining the entire length of Sam Posey Straight, from the Downhill to Big Bend. The cars are judged by eminent experts, by class, on the basis of design, rarity, provenance and condition. The remaining mile of track is completely filled with some 750 additional collector cars, displayed by enthusiastic owners in groups according to marque and origin. This Gathering of the Marques is a fascinating, eclectic display, where you can get right up close to everything brought by the clubs, from the Citroen Deux Chevaux to the 300SL Gullwing.

So mark your calendar and plan a ride through the countryside to Lime Rock Park over Labor Day weekend. It's a weekend full of tradition, beauty and speed you don't want to miss!


Event Information
(schedule + groups)

Historic Festival 31 runs from
Thursday, August 29 through Monday, September 2, 2013

Thursday 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Vintage & Historic Race Car Parade and Falls Village "Welcome" Street Party (Free to the public)
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Practice and Qualifying
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Races, Parade Laps and Demonstrations
Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Sunday in the Park Concours & Gathering of the Marques car show
Monday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Races, Parade Laps and Demonstrations

Click on the pdf links below for Schedule, Race Groups, Concours Classes, Gathering of the Marques, Racing Entry List and Concours Accepted-Entries info...
Open PDF: Weekend Schedule
Open PDF: Race Groups: Descriptions
Open PDF: Concours Classes: Titles & Descriptions
Open PDF: Gathering of the Marques Groups
Open PDF: Racing Entry List: Cars & Drivers
Open PDF: Concours Accepted-Entries Car List
Open PDF: Concours & Marques Group-Location Map

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Goshen Fair

The 101st Goshen Fair will be held at the Fair Grounds Labor Day weekend.

Come and see the finest fair in all of Connecticut!  www.goshenfair.org

Tractor Pull

Dairy Show

Horse Draw

Woodcutting Demos

Lumberjack Contest

And More!


   
  Saturday, August 31, 2013
8:30 
Draft Horse Show
10:00 
Opening Ceremony
Poultry Judging
11:00 
Beef Juniors Obstacle Course
12:00 
Rabbit Judging
Truck Pull
12:00, 2:00 
Wamogo Timber Team Lumberjack Contest
1:00, 3:00 
Woodcutting Demonstration
2:00 
Dairy Cattle Showmanship
4:30 
Hay Bale Throw Contest
   
  Children’s Stage
 
Muttville Comix
 
Super Scientific Circus
   
  Gazebo/Concert Bandstand
1:00-5:00 
Northwestern Connecticut Band
6:00 
Not Quite Bluegrass
   
  Entertainment Center
11:00 
Southern Voice
3:00 
Frozen T-Shirt Contest
3:30 
Lynne's Country Line Dancing
4:00 
Nashville Drive
7:00 
Changes in Latitudes
9:00 
Fireworks
   
  Motorsports Arena
1:00 
Truck Pull
   
  Sunday, September 1, 2013
9:00 
Junior and Open Dairy Show -
  Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Milking Shorthorn
Horse Show
10:00 
Swine Judging
Sheep Judging
11:00 
Parade down Midway
11:30 
Polled Hereford, Angus, Crossbred and all other
  Beef Breeds Show and Jackpot Steer Show
12:00 
Woodcutting Contest
1:00 
Horse Draw Exhibit
3:00 
Pie Eating Contest
4:30 
Skillet Toss Contest
   
  Children’s Stage
 
Muttville Comix
 
Super Scientific Circus
   
  Gazebo/Concert Band
11:00 
Bristol Old Tyme Fiddlers
2:00-5:00 
Northwestern Connecticut Band
6:00 
Will Power
   
  Entertainment Center
11:00 
Branded
3:00 
Pie Eating Contest
4:00 
Apricot Brandy
   
  Motorsports Arena
11:00 
Antique Tractor Pull
7:30 
Vater's Monster Truck Show
   
  Labor Day, September 2, 2013
9:00 
Junior and Open Dairy Show - Guernsey, Holstain, Jersey
Dog Agility Demonstrations
9:30 
Judging of Oxen
Draught Oxen Exhibit
Dairy Goat Judging
10:00 
Sheep Judging
11:00 
Junior Beef Steers and Heifers Show and
  Jackpot Heifer Show
12:00 
Woodcutting Contest
2:00 
Adult Spelling Bee
   
  Children’s Stage
 
Muttville Comix
 
Super Scientific Circus
   
  Gazebo/Concert Bandstand
1:00-5:00 
Northwestern Connecticut Band
   
  Entertainment Center Center
11:00 
Jester Jim
1:00 
Hypno Lorenzo, Comedy Stage Hypnotist
3:00 
Group Therapy
   
  Motorsports Arena
10:00 
Garden Tractor Pull
   
  Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day
  Antique Barn
  Hand-crafting demonstrations - Quilting, Spinning,
  Weaving and Basketry
   
  Schedule subject to change.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

This Weeks Green Tip

How to Deter Mosquitos Naturally

It's still summer and like many people, I love to be outside. What I don't like is that I have become a mosquito magnet......

The best way to naturally deter those mozzies, a box fan, or any type of a fan! Yup a fan.  A nice gentle box fan, table fan with a lovely small breeze will keep those biters away!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

This Weekends Events

 
Caregivers Support Group-10:00am-St. Michael's, Litchfield
Senior Art Series-1:00-3:00pm-Goshen Public Library
Summer XC Series-6:30pm-White Memorial CC
 
Bereavement Group-9:30-11:00am-Litchfield CC
CT Horse Show Finals-Fox Crossing, Morris
Star Party-8:00pm-White Memorial CC
 
Author Talk with Lucy Burdette-9:30am-Goshen Public Library
Church Tour-10:00am-2:00pm-St. Michael's, Litchfield
LH Farm-Fresh Market-10:00am-1:00pm-Litchfield Center School
Exploring Camp Townsend-11:00am-White Memorial CC
CT Horse Show Finals-Fox Crossing, Morris
 
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Kayak Woodcreek Pond, Norfolk-10:00am-White Memorial CC
Morris Marketplace-11:00am-2:00pm-South Farms, Morris
CT Horse Show Finals-Fox Crossing, Morris

Smoke In The Hills-August 24th

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COCKTAILS, SILENT AUCTION
The Silo Gallery

FARM-TO-TABLE BARBEQUE DINNER, LIVE AUCTION
Museum Field
Hunt Hill Farm, 44 Upland Road, New Milford, CT
Rain or Shine

Tickets for this year’s event begin at $85 per person and have a fair market value of $45.

For more Information- please go to
 http://www.hunthillfarmtrust.org/index.php?/silo/programs_and_events#Smokin%27 

Friday, August 9, 2013

Sharon Audubon Festival

AUGUST 10 & 11, Saturday & Sunday
Sharon Audubon Festival
Location: Sharon Audubon Center
9:30-5:00 each day
Admission Fee
The Sharon Audubon Festival features two full days of nature walks and presentations, live animals, music, food and more.  There are programs for adults, children and families.  More info to come...save the date!


Sharon Audubon Center, located on Route 4 in Sharon, CT.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

This Weekends Events!

Goshen Players Auditions-7:00pm-Goshen Old Town Hall
Author Talk: Joe Hurley-7:00-8:00pm-Oliver Wolcott Library
 
Exploring Ongley Pond-2:00pm-White Memorial CC
 
Blueberry Festival-8:00am-12:00pm-Goshen Congregational Church
Veteran of the Month Ceremony-10:00am-All Wars Memorial, Bantam
Church Tour-10:00am-2:00pm-St. Michael's Church, Litchfield
LH Farm-Fresh Outdoor Market-10:00am-1:00pm-Litchfield Center School
Chicken Barbeque-5:00-7:00pm-St. Paul's Church, Bantam
Notes in the Woods-6:00-9:00pm-Warren Woods
 
Morris Marketplace-11:00am-2:00pm-South Farms, Morris
Artist Reception: Judith Bird-3:00-5:00pm-Artists' Path Gallery

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Litchfield's Night Out

Goshen Farm Tour and 4-H Fair

Come see some of Goshen's Finest Farms! 

August 3rd and 4th from 10 am until 4 PM, please join the Goshen Agriculture Council for their second annual Goshen Farm Tour.   The launching point of the tour is at the Gazebo at the Goshen Fairgrounds, 116 Old Middle Street, Goshen.


7 Farms and 2 Vineyards~

2013 Farm Tour

The Litchfield County  4-H Fair will be held at the Goshen Fair grounds August 3rd and 4th

Litchfield County 4-H Fair

Schedule of Events 2013

SATURDAY

  • 8:30 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
    Dog Show
    Horse Show
  • 9:00 a.m. Home Show Exhibits Open & Judging
    Rabbit Show
  • Dairy Cattle Showmanship
  • 10:00 a.m. Beef Show (may be later)
    Poultry Show
    Dairy Goat Show
    Robotics Demo- Building B
  • 11:00 a.m. Sheep Show
  • 1:00 p.m. Swine Show
  • 2:00 Robotics Demo- Building B
  • 2:00-4:30 p.m. Tractor Driving Contest
  • 5:00 p.m. 4-H Alumni & Family Dinner Followed by Auction
  • 7:30 p.m. 4-H "Ag Olympics"

SUNDAY

  • 8:30 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
  • 9:00 a.m. Dairy Cattle Type Show
    Home Show Exhibits Open
  • 9:30 a.m. Dog Show Fun Classes
  • 10:00 a.m. Dairy Goat Show Fun Classes
  • 10:30 a.m. Sheep Obstacle Course
    Swine Obstacle Course
  • 12:00 p.m. Pet Parade- Theme "4-H"
  • 1:30 p.m. Premier Showmanship Contest
  • 3:30 p.m. Fair Round-up and Presentation of Awards
  • 4:00 p.m. Grounds Close - Fair Clean-up Begins!!!
Times of events may be subject to change.

Friday, July 12, 2013

The Connecticut Wine Festival At the Goshen Fair Grounds

July 27 & 28th

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 27th from 12pm-7pm and Sunday, July 28th from 12pm-6pm.
Location:  The Goshen Fairgrounds, located approximately 1/2 mile south of Goshen center on Route 63.
For directions visit: http://www.goshenfair.org/directions.htm . Parking is free.
Tickets:  $30 during the festival/$25 in advance, $10 designated drivers and those under 21.
Tickets can be purchased online through July 21st and at the following wineries:
Hopkins Vineyard
Sunset Meadow Vineyards
Taylor Brooke Winery
Admission includes a commemorative festival wine glass(Tasting Ticket only), tote bag, specialty food samples,
entertainment and the opportunity to purchase bottles/cases of wine, food and artisan crafts.


Advance CT Wine Festival Ticket
- See more at: http://ctwine.com/wine-festival/#sthash.eNeZBBeZ.dpuf

July 27 & 28th

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 27th from 12pm-7pm and Sunday, July 28th from 12pm-6pm.
Location:  The Goshen Fairgrounds, located approximately 1/2 mile south of Goshen center on Route 63.
For directions visit: http://www.goshenfair.org/directions.htm . Parking is free.
Tickets:  $30 during the festival/$25 in advance, $10 designated drivers and those under 21.
Tickets can be purchased online through July 21st and at the following wineries:
Hopkins Vineyard
Sunset Meadow Vineyards
Taylor Brooke Winery
Admission includes a commemorative festival wine glass(Tasting Ticket only), tote bag, specialty food samples,
entertainment and the opportunity to purchase bottles/cases of wine, food and artisan crafts.
- See more at: http://ctwine.com/wine-festival/#sthash.eNeZBBeZ.dpuf

July 27 & 28th

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 27th from 12pm-7pm and Sunday, July 28th from 12pm-6pm.
Location:  The Goshen Fairgrounds, located approximately 1/2 mile south of Goshen center on Route 63.
For directions visit: http://www.goshenfair.org/directions.htm . Parking is free.
Tickets:  $30 during the festival/$25 in advance, $10 designated drivers and those under 21.
Tickets can be purchased online through July 21st and at the following wineries:
Hopkins Vineyard
Sunset Meadow Vineyards
Taylor Brooke Winery
Admission includes a commemorative festival wine glass(Tasting Ticket only), tote bag, specialty food samples,
entertainment and the opportunity to purchase bottles/cases of wine, food and artisan crafts.
- See more at: http://ctwine.com/wine-festival/#sthash.eNeZBBeZ.dpuf

July 27 & 28th

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 27th from 12pm-7pm and Sunday, July 28th from 12pm-6pm.
Location:  The Goshen Fairgrounds, located approximately 1/2 mile south of Goshen center on Route 63.
For directions visit: http://www.goshenfair.org/directions.htm . Parking is free.
Tickets:  $30 during the festival/$25 in advance, $10 designated drivers and those under 21.
Tickets can be purchased online through July 21st and at the following wineries:
Hopkins Vineyard
Sunset Meadow Vineyards
Taylor Brooke Winery
Admission includes a commemorative festival wine glass(Tasting Ticket only), tote bag, specialty food samples,
entertainment and the opportunity to purchase bottles/cases of wine, food and artisan crafts.
- See more at: http://ctwine.com/wine-festival/#sthash.eNeZBBeZ.dpuf


July 27 & 28th, 2013

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 27th from 12pm-7pm and Sunday, July 28th from 12pm-6pm.
Location:  The Goshen Fairgrounds, located approximately 1/2 mile south of Goshen center on Route 63.
For directions visit: http://www.goshenfair.org/directions.htm . Parking is free.
Tickets:  $30 during the festival/$25 in advance, $10 designated drivers and those under 21.
Tickets can be purchased online through July 21st and at the following wineries:
Hopkins Vineyard
Sunset Meadow Vineyards
Taylor Brooke Winery
Admission includes a commemorative festival wine glass(Tasting Ticket only), tote bag, specialty food samples,
entertainment and the opportunity to purchase bottles/cases of wine, food and artisan crafts.

To purchase tickets on line, please go to http://ctwine.com/wine-festival/

July 27 & 28th

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 27th from 12pm-7pm and Sunday, July 28th from 12pm-6pm.
Location:  The Goshen Fairgrounds, located approximately 1/2 mile south of Goshen center on Route 63.
For directions visit: http://www.goshenfair.org/directions.htm . Parking is free.
Tickets:  $30 during the festival/$25 in advance, $10 designated drivers and those under 21.
Tickets can be purchased online through July 21st and at the following wineries:
Hopkins Vineyard
Sunset Meadow Vineyards
Taylor Brooke Winery
Admission includes a commemorative festival wine glass(Tasting Ticket only), tote bag, specialty food samples,
entertainment and the opportunity to purchase bottles/cases of wine, food and artisan crafts.
- See more at: http://ctwine.com/wine-festival/#sthash.eNeZBBeZ.dpuf

July 27 & 28th

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 27th from 12pm-7pm and Sunday, July 28th from 12pm-6pm.
Location:  The Goshen Fairgrounds, located approximately 1/2 mile south of Goshen center on Route 63.
For directions visit: http://www.goshenfair.org/directions.htm . Parking is free.
Tickets:  $30 during the festival/$25 in advance, $10 designated drivers and those under 21.
Tickets can be purchased online through July 21st and at the following wineries:
Hopkins Vineyard
Sunset Meadow Vineyards
Taylor Brooke Winery
Admission includes a commemorative festival wine glass(Tasting Ticket only), tote bag, specialty food samples,
entertainment and the opportunity to purchase bottles/cases of wine, food and artisan crafts.
- See more at: http://ctwine.com/wine-festival/#sthash.eNeZBBeZ.dpuf

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Litchfield Night Out!

A new tradition in the town of Litchfield, Litchfield Night Out (formally known as date night

The 4th annual "Litchfield's Night Ouill continue Thursdays on July 11th and August 1st.  

This upscale event, hosted by the Le
Join us for the next two summer nights of music, art, food & fashion!


The 4th annual "Litchfield's Night Out"

will continue Thursdays on July 11   and August 1st.  

This upscale event, hosted by the Litchfield Green Merchants,

takes place on the Town Green in Litchfield, CT.  

Merchants will remain open until 8:00 pm, hosting various promotions and events.  

 

For inquiries please contact Jonathan at 860-567-0100.
 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

This Weeks Events!

 



Page Turner's Club-1:00-1:45pm-Oliver Wolcott Library

Museum Masterpieces-Art DVD Lectures-1:30pm-Litchfield CC

Dinner and A Book Club-5:30-6:30pm-Oliver Wolcott Library

Summer Concert: Rockwell Blues-7:00-9:00pm-Litchfield Green

 



Better CT Show Daytrip-8:15am-Litchfield CC  

Summer Preschool Storytime-10:30am-Oliver Wolcott Library

Cable TV Advisory Council Meeting-7:00pm-Oliver Wolcott Library

 



Deep Sea Fishing Daytrip-6:00am-4:30pm-Litchfield CC

Painting Outside-9:30am-12:00pm-Litchfield CC

Archaeology School-10:30-11:30am-Oliver Wolcott Library

Morris Land Trust Annual Meeting-7:00pm-Morris Town Hall

Star Party-8:00pm-White Memorial CC

 


St. Michael's Church Tour-10:00am-2:00pm-St. Michael's, Litchfield

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

3rd Annual Celebration for the Bats-6:00pm-White Memorial CC

Date Night-Free Babysitting-6:00-9:00pm-First Congregational Church of Litchfield

 

Goshen Farmers Market

 
 
The farmer's market at Goshen Center School on North Street is open for the summer season. Vendors are selling produce, baked good, flowers and other local products.

 
The market is open Saturdays from 9:30 to 12:13 in front of the school and proceeds from vendor fees benefit the school's parent-teacher organization.

 
Anne Kelly of Goshen is again the director of the market, which will be open the third Sunday of each month beginning this coming Sunday. Hours will be the same as Saturday.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

This Weeks Green Tip

It's always good to declutter your closets and wardrobes, and there are many places where you can donate your unused items.

Stolen from Apartment Therapy, this post gives us a great list of organizations that can benefit from your de-cluttering!

jeans81512.jpgWe've featured some great articles recently on the value of downsizing our belongings. Yet even with the best intentions to pare down, it can be hard to part with certain things. If you have items you're waffling over donating (the microwave you barely use, the business suit you wore once) here's a list of 25 organizations that will happily take your stuff and put it to great use.
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I think we can all agree that we probably have too much of something or items that serve no real purpose in our homes, whether it's clothes, DVDs we never watch, unused kitchen gear, the list goes on. National charity organizations like Goodwill and the Salvation Army are always great places to donate, but while looking for more specific ways to donate some children's toys I came across multiple websites for children's hospitals that are collecting gently used books and toys for their waiting rooms and activity centers.
This got me thinking that there are likely lots of ways to donate items to fill a direct need. I find it incredibly motivating to think of de-cluttering in this way; if someone else can put my stuff to better use, that's exciting.
Feel free to include any organizations you know of that are seeking specific items in the comments section.
Books
1. Operation Paperback sends new and gently used books to troops overseas. They also distribute children's books to the families of troops in the U.S.
2. Books for Africa sends books to students in Africa. They accept many types of books, but are especially interested in current textbooks.
3. Local children's hospitals (or children's wings) are often looking for new and gently used books. Contact your local hospital for more information.
Clothes
4. Soles 4 Souls and Clothes 4 Souls work to provide functional footwear and clothing to those who need them. They accept new and gently used shoes (all styles) and clothing.
5. Dress for Success provides stylish, professional clothing to women who are seeking employment. They accept all forms of business coordinates as well as handbags and coats.
6. Career Gear provides suits and dress clothes to men seeking employment. They accept all forms of business attire as well as briefcases, portfolios, watches and cufflinks, and coats.
7. One Warm Coat holds coat drives nationwide during the fall and winter to help local charitable agencies distribute warm winter coats to those in need, free of charge.
Cell Phones
8. Hopeline from Verizon provides cell phones to survivors of domestic violence, helping them stay connected to their support system as well as providing a necessary tool for achieving a fresh start. They accept used but functional cell phones.
9. Lifecell Project recycles used cell phones in bulk, collects the funds from bulk recycling, and uses the funds to purchase Lifestraws (an award winning water filtration system) for those without access to clean water.
DVDs
10. DVDs 4 Vets provides DVDs to veterans who are unable to obtain access to films or who are in rehabilitation.
11. Kids Flicks helps create movie libraries in children's hospitals and children's wings throughout the U.S. They accept children's and young adult-oriented movies and shows.
Computers
12. World Computer Exchange strives to expand access to technology in the developing world. They accept a wide variety of used (but must be in fine working condition) computers and electronics.
13. Gift my PC works with local educations organizations as well as the Wounded Warrior Project to provide students and veterans with working computers and electronics.
Furniture & Home Goods
14. Furniture Bank Association of North America collects gently used home furnishings and donates them to families in need. FBA has national drop-off centers and accepts any items that will help a family start over, such as beds, tables, chairs, and lamps.
15. Habitat for Humanity's ReStore has locations nationwide and provides everything from home furnishings, appliances, and decor to building materials and paint. They accept new unused and gently used items and materials.
16. Freecycle is a well-known organization that offers an online forum for people to give away their goods to those in their community. It's a nice way to offer up furniture and home goods to those in your community who may not be able to afford them.
Fitness & Sports Equipment
17. Bikes for the World collects bikes and usable bicycle parts to provide transportation to those in the developing world.
18. Fitness for Charity provides gently used fitness and sports equipment to individuals and organizations, such as foster homes, schools, and rehabilitation centers. They accept a wide variety of equipment as long as it is in working condition.
19. One World Running collects running shoes and running gear to distribute them to those in need in the U.S. and around the world. They have nationwide drop-off locations.
Baby & Children's Gear
20. Loving Hugs provides stuffed animals to children in hospitals, refugee camps, natural disaster areas. They accept new and gently used soft stuffed animals.
21. Local women's and family shelters are often in need of gently used toys and games.
22. KIDS distributes new baby and children's clothing to children whose families are experiencing economic distress. I know I had quite a few duplicates and outfits my children never wore as babies, and this is a great opportunity to re-gift those items.
Art & Craft Supplies
23. Carewear knits hats, blankets, and outfits for premature babies in neonatal units. They accept donations of yarn, knitting supplies, as well as handmade items.
24. The Knitting Connection makes handmade items for children in need. They are looking for donations of yarn, knitting needles, books, as well as finished knitted or crocheted items.
25. Dreaming Zebra provides music and art access to underserved children. They accept donations of art supplies as well as gently used instruments.
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