ONE-ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE: The Barkhamsted Historical Society’s one room schoolhouse, the old Center School on Center Hill Road (Rt. 181) in Barkhamsted, will be open to the public on Sunday, July 30, from 1-4 p.m. Come and find out what school was like in “the old days.” Ask questions; read the old books; review a high school entrance exam; try your hand at various toys and games, or do some arithmetic problems on a slate. Admission is free; children are especially welcome. LITCHFIELD COUNTY 4H FAIR: The 85th annual Litchfield County 4-H Fair will be July 29-30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Goshen Fairgrounds, Route 63, Goshen. Admission and parking are free, with fun for the whole family. For more information on the fair or how to get your child involved in 4-H, call the UConn Litchfield County 4-H Extension Office at 860-626-6240. MARY POPPINS: The Warner Stage Company production of “Mary Poppins,” will be presented at 8 p.m. July 29, Aug. 4-5 and July 30, Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. To purchase tickets, call the Warner Box Office at 860489-7180 or visit warnertheatre.org. CHORAL CONCERT: The Litchfield County Choral Union, Jonathan F. Babbitt, Music Director, will present Cantatas 9, 106 and 170 by J. S. Bach, along with his motet “Jesu, meine Freude” on Sunday, July 30, at 3 p.m. in the Music Shed on the Ellen Battell Stoeckel estate in Norfolk. To order tickets or for further information, call the Choral Union at 860-567-8306, or visit www.lccu-us.org . MUSIC MOUNTAIN: The Harlem Quartet with guest artist Fei-Fei Dong, piano perform Webern: Langsamer Satz; Mozart: String Quartet in B Flat Major, K. 458 “Hunt”; Duke Ellington: Sophisticated Lady (1932) arr. Alan Broadbent (2016); and more on Sunday, July 30, 3 p.m. at Music Mountain, Falls Village. Tickets are $35, free under age 18. For tickets and information, call 860-824-7126 or go to www.musicmountain.org SHAKESPEAREAN ACTOR: A conversation with one of the most celebrated Shakespearean actors of our time, John Douglas Thompson, will be held at the Gunn Memorial Library, Washington, on Sunday, July 30 at 2 p.m. A reception follows the program. The event is free; registration is required. Call 860-868-7586. CHURCH TAG SALE: Celebrating its 30th year, St. Andrew’s Parish will stage its annual tag sale at the parish house, 1 North Main St., Kent, on Friday, Aug. 4 and Saturday Aug. 5, rain or shine, as part of the Kent Sidewalk Festival. Donations welcome until Aug. 2, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; call Pat Campbell at 845832-3454. No books, clothing, mattresses, box springs, computers or VHS/Cassette tapes will be accepted.
Monday, July 31
SHAKESPEARE SCREENINGS: Shakespeare scholar and lecturer John Long will lead a four-session screening and discussion on film adaptations of William Shakespeare’s plays at the Gunn Memorial Library, Washington at 1 p.m. Registration is required; call 860-868-7586 for further information or visit www.gunnlibrary.org. July 31, “Hamlet” starring Lawrence Olivier; Aug. 7, “Henry V” starring Kenneth Branagh; Aug. 14, “Twelfth Night” or “What You Will” with Helena Bonham Carter and Ben Kingsley; Aug.21, “Richard III,” with Ian McKellen, Annette Benning and Richard Broadbent. MARY POPPINS: The Warner Stage Company production of “Mary Poppins,” will be presented at 8 p.m. July 29, Aug. 4-5 and July 30, Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. To purchase tickets, call the Warner Box Office at 860489-7180 or visit warnertheatre.org. CHURCH TAG SALE: Celebrating its 30th year, St. Andrew’s Parish will stage its annual tag sale at the parish house, 1 North Main St., Kent, on Friday, Aug. 4 and Saturday Aug. 5, rain or shine, as part of the Kent Sidewalk Festival. Donations welcome until Aug. 2, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; call Pat Campbell at 845-832-3454. No books, clothing, mattresses, box springs, computers or VHS/Cassette tapes will be accepted.
Tuesday, Aug. 1
QUILTS THAT CARE: Quilts that Care, an organization that makes quilts for people undergoing cancer treatment, will meet from Mondays, Aug. 7 and 21, 6:30-8 p.m. at The Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury. The group will meet Tuesdays, Aug. 1 and 15 at the Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Members will meet Aug. 16, 12:30-2 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road, Route 202, Litchfield. Members will also meet on Saturdays, Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 14 and 28 at headquarters, 130 Scott Rd., Waterbury. For information, call Deb at 860-782-1043, email Deborah@quiltsthatcare.org. SUMMER LECTURE: Local historian Lou Bucceri will be the guest speaker at the Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society’s summer lecture series First Tuesday at 7, Aug.1 at 7 p.m., at the South Canaan Meetinghouse, 12 Rte. 63, Falls Village. Bucceri’s talk with be Thomas Lamb: Pioneer and Rogue, a look at the story of Lamb’s actions that created an “Iron Rush” here in the Housatonic River Valley beginning in 1732. The talk is free and open to the public; donations are greatly appreciated. Light refreshments will be served after the lecture. For more information, call 860-824-8226 or 860824-5607. DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Duplicate Bridge at the Sullivan Senior Center, East Albert Street, Torrington, Tuesday evenings from 7-10 p.m. For more information call John Townsend at 860-567-0671. Leave a message, he will return your call. Bringing a partner is encouraged but not required. Cost: $5 per person. FARMERS MARKET: The Torrington Farmer’s Market is held Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the upper parking lot of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 837 Charles Street. The Tuesday market runs from 3-6 p.m. Offered will be fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, honey and maple syrup, cheese, meats, locally produced soaps, children’s books and more. Come see what is new with your local farmers and catch up with your neighbors. SUMMER CONCERTS: Torrington Parks and Recreation announce the schedule for the annual summer concert series, which will be held on Tuesdays and Fridays starting June 20 at Coe Memorial Park. There are no concerts the week of July 4. The concerts are free and open to the public and run from 7-9 p.m. For information, call 860489-2274. Aug. 1, The Sidekick Band; Aug. 4, Torrington Symphony Orchestra; Aug. 8, Belle of the Fall; Aug. 11, 60s Satisfaction; Aug. 15, The Zolla Boys; Aug. 18, Whiskey, Wine & Coke; Friday, Aug. 25, Mayor’s Polka Night with the Eddie Forman Band, 6-8 p.m., with popcorn and beverages. QUILTER’S GUILD: Goshen Star Quilter’s Guild meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday year-round at Camp Cochipianee, 291 Beach Street, Goshen. Dues are $25 per year. Members are involved with Linus Project, Quilts of Valor, Breast Cancer pillows, and other educational and service projects. Monthly meetings may feature guest speakers, workshops, along with block of the month, fat quarter drawings, and lots of fun. All ages are welcome. Like us on Facebook.