LAUREL FESTIVAL BALL: Winsted celebrates the 85th Annual Laurel Festival, starting with the Laurel Festival Ball, Friday, June 7, 6:30-11 p.m. at East End Park. To buy tickets: email melissa.oiseau@gmail.com or they can be purchased at the Winchester Town Clerks Office.

BLOCK PARTY: Washington Business Association’s Community Block Party and Valley Spirit Wellness Center’s First Friday Event and Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens’ Movie Night, jUNE 7, 4:30 p.m., Live music, bring a picnic dinner or sample foods and drinks at local shops. Face painting, yoga, treasure hunt, juggling, craft table and ceramics workshop. Later, watch “Casa Blanca” under the stars. For more information go to www.explorewashingtoct.com

BEREAVEMENT GROUP: A grief support group will meet on 8 Fridays, June 7-Aug. 2, 9:30-11 a.m., Litchfield Community Center, Route 202, Litchfield. No meeting July 19. The facilitator is Eileen L. Epperson; for information call 860-605-6576 or the community center at 860-567-8302.

TRAVEL BOOK TALK: Author and Historian Marty Podskoch will present his latest book “CT 169 Club: Your Passport And Guide To Exploring CT” June 7, 7 p.m. at the Barkhamsted Senior Center, 109 West River Rd., Barkhamsted. Copies available for purchase, $24.95. For information, call Noreen 860 738-1152.

SENIOR LUNCHEON: Regional Senior Luncheon, for seniors in the six towns of Region 1, are invited to the annual spring social Friday, June 7, 12 p.m. at The Grove, Lakeville, hosted by the recreation departments of Cornwall, Kent, Salisbury and Sharon. Buffet, door prizes, bingo. Seating limited, reservations required. Call Lisa McAuliffe at 860-435-5186. Questions call Lesly Ferris, 860-927-1003.

LECTURE SERIES: Yale Norfolk School of Art Lecture Series: The Ethics of Color, May 23, May 30, June 7, June 13, June 20, 7-8 p.m., reception follows. Free, public welcome. Battell Stoeckel, 20 Litchfield Road, Norfolk. Call 860-542-7185.

MORRIS CONCERTS: Summer Concert Series, Friday evenings beginning at 6 p.m.; free. June 7; Morris Town Green: The 70s Project; June 21, Morris Town Beach: Avenue Groove; food trucks; July 19; Morris Town Beach: 1974; food trucks; Aug. 2; Morris Town Beach: LA’s Backstage Pass, food trucks; Aug. 30; Morris Town Beach: Morris’ Reading Room with Morris Beach & Recreation present MassConnFusion; food trucks.

CITY WIDE TAG SALE: City Wide Tag Sale, with free maps to all sites, will be held June 15 in Torrington. The cost is $15 to sign up. Those interested in participating outside of Torrington, arrangements can be made to set up at the Brunswick Flea Market on Migeon Avenue. All information is available at CityWideTagSale.com.

H.O.R.S.E. CARE CLINIC: H.O.R.S.E. of Connecticut basic horse care clinic, June 8, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the farm at 34 Wilbur Road, Washington. Fee is $10, with a discussion on fencing and proper shelter. Tack shop open with new and gently used equipment. For information, visit www.horseofct.org or call 860-868-1960.

LITCHFIELD BLOCK PARTY: Litchfield Park and Rec annual Block Party, June 8, 7 p.m. on the Litchfield Green, live music by bluesman Eran Troy Danner and his band. Free. Bring a lawn chair or blankets and a picnic. ,

WINSTED FIELD DAY: The Winsted Laurel Festival continues Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. hosted by the Winsted Recreation Department at Rowley Field. Bouncy house, games for all ages, fire department and police department tables, vendors and food. Free ice cream at 12 p.m.

MAKE A TROWEL: Lost Art Preserving Traditional Craft at the Litchfield Community Center, June 8, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., $20 per person. Make a Trowel workshop: Hand craft a wooden garden trowel using real hand tools. All ages welcome, best for age 6 and older accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration and pre-payment recommended; call 860-567-8302 or visit www.thecommunitycenter.org.

SQUIRE’S TAVERN: Celebrate CT Open House Day at Squire’s Tavern, 100 East River Road, Barkhamsted. Tours, and a talk by George Papp Sr. at 1:30 p.m., discussing his book, “Outhouses, Backhouses and Privies.” Books for sale, with an ice cream social on the grounds. Free admission. For information call Noreen at 860-738-1152.

SALISBURY MARKET: Salisbury Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Salisbury Library every Saturday through early fall, offering vegetables in season, cut flowers, seedlings, fruits, health and beauty aids, from Crooked Oak Farm, Howden Farm, Lone Silo, Frank n Nance, and others. Occasional beer tastings, baby animal visits and activities.

AMERICAN COMPOSERS: Home...Celebrating American Composers with the CT Accordion Association Orchestra and the Plainville Choral Society, June 8, 3 p.m., honoring the memory of Bob Siarkowski, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 355 Camp St., Bristol. $10 per person, under 16 free. For more information, visit www. CTAccordion.com or call 203-272-1202.

LITCHFIELD WALKING TOUR: Learn more about what life was like 200 years ago in America’s original co-ed college town. Hear more about the activities, social events, and even romances between students at the Litchfield Female Academy and the Litchfield Law School with this educator-led tour on Saturday, June 8 at 10 a.m. meeting at the Litchfield Historical Society. After the tour, visit the exhibit “By the Virtue of its Citizens: Educating a New Nation at Sarah Pierce’s Academy.” Walking tours last about 1 hour. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a bottle of water. Members free, guests $5. For more information or to register, go to www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org, email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org, or call 860-567-4501.

NORFOLK FARMERS MARKET:The Norfolk Farmers Market is held every Saturday, rain or shine, through Oct. 12 on the lawn in front of Town Hall, 19 Maple Avenue. Offerings include beef and pork, greens, plants, maple syrup, prepared foods, breads, donuts and other wares. Ask about Friends of the Market Pin for special discounts.Updates at www.norfolkfarmersmarket.org or check the market Facebook page. Demos, tastings, children’s day, dog day are among events planned for the season.

COLEBROOK OPEN HOUSE: The Colebrook Historical Society Open House at the Seymour Inn, located at the intersection of Routes 183 and 182A in Colebrook Center, June 9, 3-5 p.m., with a new exhibit, “The Fabric of Our Lives,” exploring the use of textiles by the women of Colebrook, preserved in rugs, blankets, quilts and clothing and the tools used to make them. Refreshments provided. For information contact Carol Lord at carol.9508@yahoo.com or 860-738-8244.

LAUREL PARADE: The Winsted Laurel Festival Parade begins on Main Street at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 9. The parade includes marching bands, Laurel King and Queen candidates and other groups. Ends at East End Park with the crowning of the Laurel King and Queen. parade will culminate at East End Park where we will crown the 2019 Laurel King and Queen.

LIONS CAR SHOW: The Woodbury Lions Club’s 41st Annual Car Show, June 9, Hollow Park, Woodbury. Entries begin at 8 a.m., free dash plaques. Admission $15 per car, $6 per person at 10 a.m., under age 10, $1. Food, raffles, music, “Touch-a-Truck”, and a vendor area. Entry form, email woodburyctlions@gmail.com; for information go to www.woodburyctlions.org.

BURR POND HIKE: A hike around Burr Pond will be held June 9 at 9 a.m. The hike is a fundraiser for Force Spirit Goose, a local non-profit. The 3-mile hike is self-guided and is a loop around the pond with some slight inclines. Everyone can hike at their own speed. The cost is $10 per person and all proceeds benefit Acadia National Park. If you are unable to walk but would still like to donate please visit www.forcespiritgoose.org or www.facebook.com/maytheforcebewithgoose/. The rain date is June. 23.

CITY WIDE TAG SALE: City Wide Tag Sale, with free maps to all sites, will be held June 15 in Torrington. The cost is $15 to sign up. Those interested in participating outside of Torrington, arrangements can be made to set up at the Brunswick Flea Market on Migeon Avenue. All information is available at CityWideTagSale.com.

MONDAY SCHOLARS: Understanding Russia: A Cultural History, Mondays through July 1, 12:30-2 p.m., Oliver Wolcott Library, Litchfield. This video lecture series will be taught by Professor Lynne Ann Hartnett, Professor of History at Villanova University. Space is limited. Registration is required unless otherwise noted and can be done by calling 860-567-8030 or visiting owlibrary.org and clicking on Events/Adult Events or Events/Children & Teen Events.

ALANON MEETING: An Alanon meeting is held weekly on Tuesdays, 7 p.m. at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Partial Hospital Building, 540 Litchfield Street. For information, visit https://www.ctalanon.org/meetings

GROWING READERS: How To Grow Great Readers With Dr. Caroline Wilcox Ugurly, June 11, 7 p.m., Oliver Wolcott Library, Litchfield. Library events are free and open to the public. Space is limited. Registration is required unless otherwise noted and can be done by calling 860-567-8030 or visiting owlibrary.org and clicking on Events/Adult Events or Events/Children & Teen Events.

STRONG BONES TALK: Strong Bones for the Entire Family, presented by Dr. Alice Bell, a CT-licensed naturopathic physician, June 11, 6:30 p.m., free, at the Litchfield Community Center, Route 202, Litchfield. Details, call 860-567-8302 or visit www.thecommunitycenter.org

LIFE AFTER REVOLUTION: Reflections of Life after the Cuban Revolution, a talk with Abdo Ballester, June 11, 6:30 p.m., Gunn Memorial Library, Washington. Registration required; email gunnprograms@biblio.org or call 860-868-7586.

CITY WIDE TAG SALE: City Wide Tag Sale, with free maps to all sites, will be held June 15 in Torrington. The cost is $15 to sign up. Those interested in participating outside of Torrington, arrangements can be made to set up at the Brunswick Flea Market on Migeon Avenue. All information is available at CityWideTagSale.com.

FREE CONCERT KICKOFF: Litchfield Park and Rec Summer Concert Series kicks off June 12, 7 p.m. on the Litchfield Green, with the Renegades. Free. Bring blankets or chairs and a picnic. No pets, no open fires or grills.

A JUNE COFFEE HOUSE: The Litchfield Writers Guild’s 16th “A June Coffee House” June 12, 6:30-9 p.m. at the Litchfield Community Center, Route 202, Litchfield. Writer/members of the Guild will read original, engaging stories, thoughtful essays or captivating memoirs for our audience. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. to music by pianist Hank Milligan. Free and open to the public, with refreshments. For information, call the Litchfield Community Center at 860-567-8302, or email Richard O. Benton for more information at robenton@optonline.net.

BLOOD DRIVE: Praise Christian Fellowship will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Wednesday, June 12, 12:30- 5:30 p.m. at 52 New Hartford Road, Barkhamsted. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or go to redcross.org.

BRAHMS CHAMBER MUSIC: Music Mountain’s Artistic Director, Oskar Espina-Ruiz presents a musically enhanced visual presentation, “The Chamber Music of Brahms,” June 13, 6:30 p.m., Gunn Memorial Library, Washington. To register, email gunnprograms@biblio.org or call 860-868-7586.

LECTURE SERIES: Yale Norfolk School of Art Lecture Series: The Ethics of Color, May 23, May 30, June 7, June 13, June 20, 7-8 p.m., reception follows. Free, public welcome. Battell Stoeckel, 20 Litchfield Road, Norfolk. Call 860-542-7185

ESTATE PLANNING: Estate Planning with Attorney Brendan Daly, June 13, 6 p.m., Burlington Public Library. Register online at www.burlingtonctlibrary.org

WORKING IN LITCHFIELD: Community Conversations: Working in Litchfield, June 13, 6-7 p.m., Litchfield Historical Society. We will be talking about jobs and working in town. Come share your favorite stories and memories during a facilitated discussion. Pre-registration required, space is limited. Go to www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org, email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org, or call 860-567-4501.

SMART DRIVER COURSE: AARP Smart Driver Courses are held at the Sullivan Senior Center, Torrington, June 13, July 11, Sept. 12 and Nov. 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For age 50 and older. The cost is $15, ($20 non-members of AARP) payable by check only made out to AARP. Bring your AARP card to show the instructor. Call 860-489-2211 to register.

BUTTERFLY TALK: “Monarch Butterflies” will be the topic for the June 13 meeting of the Harwinton Garden Club, 7 p.m., Harwinton Senior Center, 209 Weingart Road. Eric Rahn will discuss the life cycle and diseases of this endangered species and share some fun facts. Guests are welcome for $5. For further information call 860-485-1108.

FLAG DAY: Litchfield Center School students will take their traditional walk up West Street to celebrate Flag Day.

SALON INTERVIEW: A salon interview with artist Danielle Mailer, with CB Wismar, “Magical Reality,” June 15, 3 p.m., free, David M. Hunt Library, 63 Main Street, Falls Village. For information call 860-824-7424 or visit www.huntlibrary.org.

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL: Strawberry Festival at Eagle Rock Congregational Church, 110 Reynolds Bridge Rd., Thomaston, June 15, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Featuring fresh Strawberries on Amy’s Famous biscuits. Eat in or take out. Contact: Donna Sanford at 860-283-9333 for details.

SALISBURY MARKET: Salisbury Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Salisbury Library every Saturday through early fall, offering vegetables in season, cut flowers, seedlings, fruits, health and beauty aids, from Crooked Oak Farm, Howden Farm, Lone Silo, Frank n Nance, and others. Occasional beer tastings, baby animal visits and activities.

MIDSUMMER FETE: Friends of the Scoville Library present a Midsummer Fete, June 15, 5-7 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres, libations and an evening of surprises. Also, book sale preview. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased at Library or by sending a check to FSL, P.O. Box 66, Salisbury, CT 06068.

OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY: Landscape and Nature Photography with Thad Kubis at the Cobble, June 15, 10 a.m. Meet at Bartholomew’s Cobble in Ashley Falls and spend a few hours walking the trails, discuss wildlife and bird photography, what settings are best, compose landscapes across the fields and along the banks of the Housatonic. Details at scoville.org.

PEDDLERS FLEA MARKET: The Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society annual Peddlers Flea Market, June 15, 8 a.m-2 p.m., rain date June 16, at South Canaan Meeting House, Route 63, Falls Village, with a bake sale, crafts, antiques, tag sales, and a huge book sale with all books priced at $1. each. Hot dogs available throughout the day. Vendor spaces available; if interested, call 860-824-5607, 860-824-8226 or email fvchs8226@gmail.com.

CITY WIDE TAG SALE: City Wide Tag Sale, with free maps to all sites, will be held June 15 in Torrington. The cost is $15 to sign up. Those interested in participating outside of Torrington, arrangements can be made to set up at the Brunswick Flea Market on Migeon Avenue. All information is available at CityWideTagSale.com.

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