Kent Side­walk Fes­ti­val runs for 4 days

The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) - - COMMUNITY -

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 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, visit­ofct. 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.

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