Jones Family Winery - Workshops: Art of Preserving Fruits


606 Walnut Tree Hill Rd., Shelton, CT Phone: 203-929-8425.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. It's our favorite time of year in New England! Alongside the warm weather, our gardens are packed full with all our favorite fruits and vegetables. Why not enjoy your farmer's market bounty all year? Join us for a demonstration class focused on how to preserve what's in season. In addition to our in-class discussions, we will also provide a copy of one of our favorite canning books, Put 'em Up by Sherri Brooks Vinton, to help get you started! Art of Preserving Fruits Putting up Tomato Sauce, Jams and Whole Fruits; including discussions on best practices for Fruit Preserving, including Dehydration and Hot Water-Bath Canners. Light refreshments will be provided in addition to samples of our preserves.

Norwalk Classic Car Show and The Barons


Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-854-7938.

6:00 p.m. Classic Car Show 7:00 p.m. The Barons – Return to the 60s and 70s with one of the tri-state's hottest "oldies" groups. The Barons are known for their 1963 hits, "Pledge of a Fool", "Remember Rita" on Epic Records, and "Possibility" on Old Town Records under the name of The Crowns. The Barons have shared the stage with such groups as Brenda Lee, Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge, The Tokens, The Drifters, The Shangri-las, Lloyd Price, The Del Vikings, TheTeenagers and The Chantels. The vocalists, led by Ronnie deAngelis, are Doug "Ice" Dorsey, Doug Muller and Francine Rodriguez backed by Tommy Ardise (guitar/arranger), Dom "Cuz" Cardamone (keyboard/bass guitar/drums/saxophone), Barry Nardi (bass note/lead guitar), Michael "Stix" Bossone (drums) and Ron Yovino (bass guitar). Each Wednesday night throughout the summer, area residents look forward to packing a picnic and a blanket and heading to the beach to enjoy a relaxing evening of music beside Long Island Sound. A $5.00 parking fee is charged for cars without a Norwalk beach sticker. For updates and additional information call the Norwalk Recreation and Parks Office at 203-854-7807. All concerts (except Gunsmoke and Beginnings) have a rain date of the following day. For cancellation information call 203-854-7938. A $20.00 parking fee is charged for cars without a Norwalk beach sticker.

Stamford Downtown sponsors A Grand Summer Night


5 Landmark Square, Suite 110, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-348-5285.

A Grand Summer Night -- Organized by the "Friends of Stamford Downtown" this annual fund-raiser salutes fine dining in Stamford Downtown. Net proceeds from the event are used to purchase outdoor art to grace the Downtown  and to help defray the costs of significant Downtown art exhibitis. Call for more information 203-348-5285.  A Grand Summer Night Cocktail Party at UConn Stamford and participating restaurants.

Jones Family Winery - Kids Summer Series: Tantalizing Tomatoes


606 Walnut Tree Hill Rd., Shelton, CT Phone: (203) 929-8425.

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm 9-12 year olds are invited to become Jones farmers for the day! Led by a Jones Farm Educator, together we will explore our farm gardens while learning what it takes to grow and harvest some of our favorite vegetables. Each week will focus on a different vegetable family and together we will prepare kid-friendly recipes at the farm kitchen from our harvest. After learning how to prepare their vegetables, each class will end with a "farmer's market" where students can select some of their harvest to share with their families at home. In addition, students will be sent home with recipes as well as Jones Farmer Market Bucks that can be used for purchasing additional Jones-grown produce from our Veggie Stand. $60.

Stamford Alive@5


Columbus Park, Stamford, CT Phone: (203) 348-5285.

5 p.m.  Sponsored by NBCUniversal* Michael McDonald, Stolen Rhodes, Risky Business Band. Alive@Five, Rules for 2013 NEW THIS YEAR: Backpacks or large bags will not be permitted. No entry through restaurant/bar/office back doors. Everyone must enter through single main entrance located on Main Street just east of Clark and Lower Summer Streets with multiple entry portals. You must be 21 and older to get into the concert area after 7 pm. Hands will be marked for under 21. Under 21 cannot leave and re-enter. If you are under 21 and arrive before 7pm, you are welcome to stay for the entire concert, but you cannot leave and re-enter. Photo I.D. is required. Passports and Out of State IDs require a Second Form of Photo I.D. with Date of Birth. NEW THIS YEAR: Those aged 25 and under will be required to fill out a CT Department of Consumer Protection Liquor Control Division Age Statement Form, certifying that you are 21 years of age or older. $15 fee to attend the Alive @ Five Festival. Children aged 12 and under are free, but must enter before 7pm and cannot leave and re-enter. Metro North will be vigilant in enforcing underage drinking laws. Alive@Five will take place, rain or shine. Restricted Items Attendees cannot enter with backpacks or large bags, coolers, chairs, bicycles, skateboards, weapons,containers of any kind, liquids, alcohol, illegal substances of any kind, pets, video cameras or tape recorders. Security professionals at all entry portals will ensure that all attendees are free of any of these items.

The Discovery Museum and Planetarium - Free First in Flight


4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport, CT

On Sat 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hot Air Balloon 4 -7 p.m. Gustve Whtehead:  First In Flight. Presentations by: Brown, Ratzenberger, Kosch. Hands on Fun, Make & Takes & Educational Demos for Kids. Model Airplane Flights & Demos. Replica of Gustave Whitehead Flyer, Food by Taco Loco available for purchase., High Altitude Balloon, Planetarium Shows 1, 2, & 3 p.m. Re/Max Heritage Hot Air Balloon inflate & Tethered Flight limited number, $10 donation. All Museum Exhibits and Galleries.

Fairfield Museum Offers Town Hall Green Walking Tour


370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-259-1598.

2:00 pm Program Learn the fascinating colonial history of Fairfield, including the establishment of the towns original four squares in 1639 and the historic British invasion that took place in 1779. Learn about the witch dunking experiment at Edwards Pond, the legacy of the Sun Tavern and more. Free with admission. Please pre-register by calling (203) 259-1598. This event is accessible to people with disabilities.

The Palace Theatre - Diana Ross


61 Atlantic St., Stamford, CT Phone: 203-325-4466.

8 p.m. The LEGEND... The MUSIC... The VOICE... The one and only Diana Ross will be making summer nights red hot as she returns to the Palace Theatre after a SOLD OUT 2011 show ! The legendary icon will perform her greatest hits in a multi-­city spectacular live show. Miss Ross will be pulling out all the stops with breathtaking costumes and stage designs.  Tickets: $179.50, $129.50, $89.50, $69.50 (per-ticket fees apply)

Center for Contemporary Printmaking - Traditional Watercolor Marbling

08/17/2013 to 08/18/2013

299 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203.899.7999.

This 2-day weekend workshop, with Diane Maurer, takes place from 10 am to 4 pm each day and is open to 12 participants. All levels welcome. *Please note: A $20 materials fee is payable directly to the instructor by each participant. The mysteries of an ancient craft are revealed in this introductory level marbling workshop. On Day One, participants apply color to a carrageenan size using broom corn whisks and brushes and then create exquisite marbled patterns with a series of comb and rake movements. Learn how to use a stylus to tease color drops into Persian fantasy designs resembling hearts, flowers and birds. Day Two continues with a further exploration of the medium, concentrating on historic combed patterns from the 16th century and more free-form marbled designs. The stunning papers each participant produces can be used on a variety of projects, but chances are you'll want to reserve a few for framing.

Monroe Historical Society's members only "50s" theme cookout at Elliot Beardsley House


P.O. Box 212 , Monroe, CT Phone: 203-261-1382 .

Monroe Historical Society's members only "50s" theme cookout.  Saturday August 17th, 2013 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Rain date Sunday August 18th at  Elliot Beardsley House, 31 Great Ring Road, Monroe
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