Art Show: Butler Hall at the Trinity Conference Center, 79 Lower River Rd., West Cornwall, “57th annual Rose Algrant Art Show.” West Cornwall Rose Algrant Art Show is one of Cornwall’s oldest traditions. This show runs from through August 7 and is free and open to the public.
Concert: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Marbledale, 7 p.m., “Community Sing-Along.” Join us for a community Sing-Along and Ice Cream Social. Doreen Gray, Director of Music at St. Francis Church in New Milford, and Elaine Barksdale, Organist at St. Andrew’s Church Marble Dale, have planned a program that will include everyone’s favorites, new and old. Song sheets will be provided so everyone can join in. Guitar and banjo accompaniment will be provided by Doreen Gray and Lois Ciccarelli. There is plenty of parking on Wheaton Road. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 860-868-2275 or visit www.saintandrewsmarbledale.org.
Book Reading: The Kent Memorial Library, 32 North Main St., Kent, 3-5 p.m., “Kent Sidewalk Festival-Nan Parson Rossiter.” The Library will be hosting New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nan Parson Rossiter. Nan’s adult fiction is often compared to the work of Nicholas Sparks - especially her first novel, “The Gin & Chowder Club.” Her new novel “Firefly Summer” is an uplifting story of the resilience of sisterhood and the bright glimpses of joy and solace that, like fireflies after rain, can follow the deepest heartaches. Nan will be signing books outside of the Library in the Chess Court (weather permitting). Copies of her book “Firefly Summer” will be available for purchase. Registration is not necessary. This event is free and open to the public. Visit kentmemoriallibrary.org for more information.
Chicken BBQ: St. Paul’s, 802 Bantam Rd., Bantam, 5 to 7 p.m., “St. Paul’s Chicken Barbeque.” Eat inside, outdoors, or take out. Half chicken, homemade potato salad, coleslaw, bread, local corn on the cob, homemade desserts. Tickets are $13 for adults, $11 for seniors, $7 under 10.
Concert: Goshen Fairgrounds, 116 Old Middle Street, Goshen, “Generations of Jazz.” Litchfield Jazz Festival celebrates 21 years through August 7. The themed program, Generations Of Jazz, pairs young stars-in-the-making who came out of the Fest’s teaching arm, Litchfield Jazz Camp, with iconic players. Young lions like saxophonist Albert Rivera and pianist Emmet Cohen will be joined by guitarist Paul Bollenback and saxophonist Jimmy Heath. Other well-known artists include Steve Johns, Orrin Evans, Dave Stryker, Donald Harrison, Avery Sharpe. Matt Wilson and many more. Tickets starting at $37, General Admission Lawn (handling fees apply. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org; call 860-361-6285; or visit www.litchfieldjazzfest.com.
Dance: Cornwall Town Hall, Cornwall, 7 p.m., “Cornwall Community Old Time Dance.” Contras, circles and squares will be called by Bob Livingston and traditional music by Still, the Homegrown Band. All dances taught, all ages welcome and no partner necessary. Donation requested to pay the caller. For more information call Jane 860-672-6101 or go to motherhouse.us.
Fundraiser: Church of Christ Congregational, 5 Old Middle St., Goshen, 8 a.m. to noon, “Blueberry Festival.” A Blueberry Pancake Breakfast will be held. Admission is $7 per person. Pies will be for sale, as well, including: blueberry, blueberry peach and peach. Cost is $15 each. We will also have muffins and jam. An Unbaked Pie Day will also be held, where you can pre-order frozen/unbaked pies and pick them up on Saturday, July 30 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (or pick up at the festival on Aug. 6). For more information call 860-491-2793 or email: email@example.com
Fundraiser: TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave., New Milford, 5:30-9:30 p.m., “Cocktails and Cabaret 2016.” - The New Milford Historical Society and TheatreWorks New Milford have teamed up to raise money for both of their organizations. All profits will be split between two to support much needed capital projects. The evening’s festivities will begin at TheatreWorks New Milford where guests are greeted with champagne, then they will be transported to The New Milford Historical Society Museum at 6 Aspetuck Ave. for a cocktail party featuring gourmet finger food and beverages. Guests will have the opportunity to peruse the permanent exhibits of New Milford History on display, and also a one night exclusive exhibit of the history of the 1901 Advent church and the evolution of TheatreWorks. After the cocktail party, guests will be transported back to the theater for final bidding on silent auction items donated by local businesses, as well as a one night only cabaret show. Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased online at www.theatreworks.us/tickets.php or by calling the theater at 860-350-6863.
Tag Sale: Bethlehem Fairgrounds, Route 61, Bethlehem, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., “MEOW, Inc. Giant Tag Sale.” Join us rain or shine through August 7. Donation drop-off dates (at the fairgrounds) are: 7/16, 7/17, 7/23, 7/24 and 7/31 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. No exercise equipment, luggage or large furniture, please. Receipt provided for charitable contribution.
Presentation: The Gunn Memorial Library & Museum, 5 Wykeham Rd., Washington, 6:30 p.m., Susanna Salk. Design expert, stylist and author Susanna Salk, of New Preston, will offer a visual presentation and signing on her recently released book, “It’s the Little Things: Creating Big Moments in Your Home through the Stylish Small Stuff.” This program is free and open to the public but registration is requested. Please call 860-868-7586 for further information or visit www.gunnlibrary.org
Community Tea Party: 63 River Road, Washington Depot, 4-7 p.m., “19th annual Tea for Two Hundred Garden Party Gala Benefit.” Join us in the beautiful gardens of the Washington Depot home of Mr. Gael Hammer and Mr. Gary Goodwin. This year the event will be honoring Washington resident George Schoellkopf and the Hollister House Garden. Guests will be able to dance in the garden to the music of the legendary “Beehive Queen” Christine Ohlman, shop the fabled and eclectic Silent Auction, and enter the dazzling Crazy Hat contest. The dress code is traditional white or creative vintage. Proceeds of the Tea for Two Hundred will benefit two local nonprofit organizations; The Gunn Historical Museum of Washington and the Interfaith AIDS Ministry of Greater Danbury (IAM). Parking, with shuttle busses will be available at the Washington Primary School located at 11 School Street in Washington Depot. Tickets to the Tea for Two Hundred are $75, and are available online at gunnhistoricalmuseum.org, or by calling the Museum at 860-868-7756.
Food Festival: St. John’s, 78 Green Hill Rd., Washington, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., “7th Annual Food Festival.” Bluegrass Band, “Highway 81 South” will perform throughout the day. Entertainment for children, includes: pony rides, petting zoo and games. Local vendors will be there to sell produce, herbs, cheeses, breads, olive oil, plants, and much more. A Food court will feature authentic Peruvian pulled pork tacos, hot dogs, ice cream and lemonade. Proceeds of the food festival are contributed to the SJ Emergency Fund, administered by the Town of Washington, for the benefit of any member of the community in urgent need of financial assistance for food, fuel, medicine and other essential living expenses. This event is free and open to the public.
Picnic: Immaculate Conception Church, 4 North St. Norfolk, 1-4 p.m., “The second annual Immaculate Conception Family Picnic.” This year we celebrate Pope Francis’ Jubilee Year of Mercy. Erin Og, the Irish Music Group from Boston, will perform under the tent. There will be a variety of children’s games and activities, pony rides, fantastic food, and much more. The church will be open and docents will be available to share the history and artistry of the acclaimed stained glass windows. The day will close with Mass under the tent at 5 pm. Bring the family; bring a friend; be our guest. Non-perishable food items will be gratefully collected for our local food banks.
Celebration: The Morris Public Library, 4 North St., Morris, 2 p.m., “Children’s Summer Reading Program Finale Party.” Join us while we celebrate the completion of the Summer Reading Program. The rain date is August 18. Participants will be able to enjoy outdoor games, eat cake and win prizes. To participate, pre-registration for our Summer Program is required. The party sign-up sheet is available at the Library. For more information call 860-567-7440.
Pig Roast: Squire’s Tavern, Barkhamsted, 1-4 p.m., “Second Annual Pig Roast.” The Barkhamsted Historical Society will be holding their annual Pig Roast. Enjoy pulled pork with all your favorite sides and ice cream from the Riverton Store for dessert. BYOB. Tickets are $25 per person and must be purchased ahead during the Tavern’s open hours: Wednesdays from 9-12 p.m. and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. This event is open to the public. For more information call Noreen Watson 860-738-1152.
Potluck Picnic: David M. Hunt Library, 63 Main St., Falls Village, 2-5 p.m., “Party Like Its 1891-A Birthday Potluck for the Library.” The David M. Hunt Library will be celebrated for 125 years of service to Falls Village and surrounding communities in the Berkshires with an open air potluck birthday picnic at Grassy Hill Farm, across the street from the Library. Guest are welcome to bring blankets or chairs. Parking is available at Kellogg School, the Congregational Church and the Library. This event is not wheelchair assessable. This event is free and open to the public. Alcohol is not allowed at this event. For more information call 860-824-7424 or visit huntlibrary.org.