Kent Sidewalk Festival runs for 4 days
KENT » Running from Thursday, Aug. 3 through Sunday, Aug. 6 this year, the Kent Sidewalk Festival is free and offers super-sized retail therapy as well as entertainment for the whole family.
Special fun for kids will include a “National Clown Day” event on Saturday morning sponsored by the Kent Memorial Library and face painting at the Fife ‘n Drum Gift Shop on Saturday (all proceeds benefit Alzheimer’s Association’s CT Chapter.)
Kent’s unique and charming shops offer not-to-bemissed sales that include Heron American Craft Gallery, Rolling River Antiques, Main Street Antiques, Koblenz & Co. Antique & Estate Jewelry, The Covered Wagon Country Store, Bella Jewelers, the Fife ‘n Drum Gift Shop, Foreign Cargo, Terston Home Accents & Apparel, Sundog Shoe & Leather and Pantages Gems & Jewelry. NAPA Auto will have some great specials and savings on discontinued tools. The Painted Can will have discounts on Annie Sloan® products and the Chalk Paint® 101 workshop on Aug. 6.
Food offerings include lunch and dinner specials and discounted prices on margaritas and draft beers at the Fife ‘n Drum Restaurant. Stop by 10 AM to 4 PM at Annie Bananie Ice Cream for breakfast sandwiches, burgers, & hot dogs and their Annual “Cheeseburgers in Paradise” on Friday evening. They will also have Sakura Blade and Tool Sharpening at the store each day of the festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
St. Andrew’s Church will once again hold its Annual Tag Sale on Friday and Saturday at the Parish Hall. Early Bird Buying begins on Friday from 8:30-10 a.m. ($10 charge). No admission fee during regular hours on Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Make sure to stop by the Kent Memorial Library for their Annual Book Sale and to purchase raffle tickets for a 1998 Porsche Boxster. The Chess Court will be alive with chess enthusiasts from amateur to experienced levels. Guests can stroll through the KML Gallery to view the exhibit featuring South Kent artist Linda Petrocine. The library also has public bathrooms available during library hours.
Vintage cars parade through town and park on the Kent Green on Saturday August 5 from 4-8 p.m. during Kent Car Cruise Night. Stop by to check out the cars and enjoy some music and great food.
Other happenings include the Kent Art Association’s Annual President’s Juried Show, and, on Saturday, right across the street, there will be a showcase of some local race cars and free popcorn & giveaways at NAPA Auto. Complimentary snacks and beverages to all visitors at the W. David Herman Gallery where they can view the work of local artist Steve Balkin.
Kent Yoga & Bodyworks will offer a big savings for first-time students on their 9:30 a.m. yoga class on Friday and Saturday, for $10 per class. Annie Bananie Ice Cream will offer Caricatures by Emily, Henna by Elyse, Charms of the Heart (pick a charm, create a bracelet) and Fascia Chocolate’s Sweet ‘n Salty Tasting.
A full listing of activities is available at www.kentct.com or contact the Kent Chamber of Commerce at 860-592-0061.
H.O.R.S.E. of Connecticut plans event
WASHINGTON » The Humane Organization Repre-senting Suffering Equines (H.O.R.S.E. of Connecticut), now celebrating their 36th year, will hold a summer Horse Showing on Saturday, Aug. 5, 1-3 p.m. to show the many horses; from a 5 year old Thoroughbred to a teenaged Mustang, many available for adoption, lease or sponsor.
One of our featured horses is Suade, a stunning17 year young, 14’3 hand Quarterhorse Paint mare that rides English or Western and loves to go out on the trails. She is easy to load, and happy to lead or follow. Suade is available for lease, sponsor or adoption, and requires an intermediate rider under 150 pounds.
Another horse you can meet during the Horse Showing is Baron, a handsome 13 year old golden Belgian/Quarter-horse Cross that enjoys trails, playing in the water and getting lots of attention. This gentle 16.1 hand, 1,900 pound boy is not only dazzling to look at, he is happy to go either English or Western for an advanced beginner rider. Baron is available for adoption, lease or sponsor.
And last, but not least, is Sadie, a gorgeous 20 year old, 15.2 hand registered Thoroughbred mare that almost floats above the ground when she moves. A fabulous horse for an intermediate rider under 150 pounds, Sadie loves to ride both Western or English on trails or in the ring. Sadie is also available for adoption, lease or sponsor.
A tack sale runs from 12-3 p.m. for those looking for saddles, blankets and other equipment. H.O.R.S.E. of Connecticut, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, is located at 43 Wilbur Road, Washington. For more information, visit www.horseofct. org or call 860-868-1960.
One of our featured horses is Suade, a stunning17 year young, 14’3 hand Quarter-horse Paint mare that rides English or Western and loves to go out on the trails.