MORRIS CONCERTS: Summer Concert Series, Friday evenings beginning at 6 p.m.; free. 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.

MUSIC AT MURAL PROJECT: Summer donor event at American Mural Project Winsted, June 21, 4-9 p.m., live music with musicians and performers, free, outside of the American Mural Project and Whiting Mills in Winsted.

WALKING TOUR: Sunset Walking Tour of Litchfield History, June 21, 7-9 p.m. at Tapping Reeve Meadow, 82 South St., $15 members, $20 guests. Reception follows. Registration is required; visit www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org, email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org, or call 860- 567-4501.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL: New Morning Market’s 20th annual Ice Cream Social to benefit Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury, June 21, 4-7 p.m. Donations needed to support Safe Haven families: gift cards, non-perishable food, paper towels, toilet paper, disposable diapers, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, and toiletries.

WRITING WEEKEND: Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center offers “Writing From the Inside Out” June 21, 6 p.m., to June 23, lunch. Shanna T. Melton will present. Participants should bring their own writing materials. For fees and further information go to www.wisdomhouse.org, call, 860-567-3163, or email programs@wisdomhouse.org

PAINTING CLASS: Painting workshop with Souby Boski, June 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $125 per person. Students will loosen up by using bigger brushes, more paint, working faster and placing marks and gestures. Bring a selection of canvases; suggested materials list upon registration. Class is Monday Pre-registration and pre-payment is required by calling The Litchfield Community Center at 860-567-8302 or visit www.thecommunitycenter.org

READING KICKOFF: Summer Reading Kickoff — For All Ages, June 22, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Oliver Wolcott Library, South Street, Litchfield. Come learn about the 2019 Summer Reading Program: Dive into Reading, our Summer Reading Book Clubs for children and teens, and enjoy some family friendly fun. For information call 860-567-8030 or visit owlibrary.org.

COLEBROOK BBQ: Annual Chicken BBQ, June 22, 5-7 p.m., Colebrook Senior and Community Center 2 School House Road, Colebrook. Eat in or take out available. Live music in the courtyard provided. Adults $15, $7 10 and under, purchase at the senior center or call 860-738-9521.

COOKING RHUBARB: “Rhubarb, The Pie Plant,” at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center, Litchfield, June 22, 2-3:30 p.m., presented by Head Chef, Margaret Jacobs. $30 per person. .No prior experience required. Recipes and samples provided. For further information visit www.wisdomhouse.org, call 860-567-3163, or email programs@wisdomhouse.org .

LIBRARY FUNDRAISER: Kent Memorial Library fundraiser, annual party, June 22, 5-8 p.m., at Birch Top Farm, South Kent. Early bidding welcome for silent auction, visit the library to view the displays, place your bids and buy your bowl tickets; or shop online https://www.kentmemoriallibrary.org/silent-auction-items-5/

LET’S GO BIRDING: Let’s Go Birding Together Bird Walk, Sharon Audubon, June 22, 10 a.m., ages 8 and up, $5 members, $8 guests. Meet at the Sharon Audubon Center main building. Steady rain cancels Pre-registration is requested For questions and to pre-register, contact Erica at erica.clark@audubon.org or 860-364-0529 x115.

NORTHWEST VOCAL SHOWCASE: Northwest Vocal Showcase, sponsored by Torrington Parks and Recreation; semi-final and finals are June 22 and July 20, 7 p.m., open to the public. Final competition, Aug. 17, 7 p.m. Tickets at the Warner Theatre. For information, call 860-489-2274. Prizes and gift certificates will be presented to the top three finalists.

TORRINGTON MARKET: The Torrington Farmer’s Market is now open on Saturdays and Tuesdays at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 837 Charles Street. The market will be held every Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and Tuesdays, 3-6 p.m. Vendors will be selling vegetables, fruits, pastry, bread, cheese, honey, plants, soap, teas and coffees and a food truck will be there. The market is held rain or shine. Also, this year periodically though out the season someone from the Connecticut Master Gardeners Association will be there to answer any questions.

PAINT AT THE DAM: Paint Out at the Dam, Open Air Painting All Day at Coe Dam Park, Hotchkiss St., Torrington, June 22, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Rain date June 29. For more information call Tim Lundgren at 860 689-3824 or email at tlundgren@sbcglobal.net. Paintings to be silent auctioned at the Inn at Mount Pleasant Farm 505 University Drive, Torrington July 12, 5-8 p.m.

BAKED POTATO DINNER: Baked potato dinner, June 22, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Winchester Center Congregational Church, 1 West Road Winchester Center. Baked potato with a choice of toppings, salad, dessert, beverage, adults $10 advance, $12 at the door; age 11-6, $7, free 5 and under .Sells out quickly, reservations encouraged. Call 860 379-8900.

FORAGING PROGRAM: Program on plants and mushrooms with The 3 Foragers, a family who forages wild foods and fungi, June 22, 10 a.m,. Flanders Nature Center Sugar House, Woodbury. Children are welcome. $10 members, $15 guests. Register online at www.flandersnaturecenter.org or call 203-263-3711, ext. 10, for more information.

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.

FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL: Harwinton Lions Food Truck Festival, Taste of Sumer, June 22, 10:30 a.m-7 p.m., Harwinton Fairgrounds, 150 Locust Road, Harwinton. The festival has joined with the Harwinton Agricultural Society to expand the festival’s offerings, with more trucks and a vareity of food.

WEEKEND RETREAT: “We Belong to Our World,” June 21, 6 p.m., June 22, 3 p.m. Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center, Litchfield. Lisa Galinski will present the program. For fees and further information visit www.wisdomhouse.org, call 860-567-3163 or email programs@wisdomhouse.org.

GEOLOGY TALK: Geologist Dr. James Lawford Anderson gives a talk and visual presentation, “New England Geology: Ice Ages, Plate Collisions, Earthquakes & Climate Change,” June 22, 11 a.m., Gunn Memorial Library in Washington. Register at gunnprograms@biblio.org or 860-868-7586

COLEBROOK CONCERT: Amy Gallatin and her band Stillwaters perform their unique country standards and bluegrass, June 23, 3 p.m. at the Colebrook Historical Society, Colebrook Meeting House on the green. $10 per person, all are welcome. For further information contact Carol Lord at carol.9508@yahoo.com or 860-738-8244.

POET TO READ: Poet Susan Kinsolving will lead a reading and signing of her recently released book, “Peripheral Vision,” June 23, 2 p.m., Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library, Washington. To register, email gunnprograms@biblio.org or call 860-868-7586.

AUTHOR TALK: Accordion Stories From The Heart — A Talk & Demonstration with Author Angelo Paul Ramunni, June 23, 1 p.m., Oliver Wolcott Library, Litchfield, Ramunni will share stories and then perform a number of accordion songs and answer questions from attendees. 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.

BIRDS IN CUBA: Angela Dimmitt will present a program about her trip to study birds in Cuba in January, June 24, 6 p.m. at the Minor Memorial Library. The program is free. Call the library at 860-350-2181 or visit the website at www.minormemoriallibrary.org for more information and directions.

SUMMER CAMP: Sharon Audubon Center Summer Camp will be held June 24-Aug. 16. Spaces are still available for 3-4 year olds, grades 3-6, grades 9-12. Learn more and register at sharon.audubon.org/summer-camp.

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, 7:30 p.m. at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Partial Hospital Building, 540 Litchfield Street. For information, visit https://www.ctalanon.org/meetings

TORRINGTON MARKET: The Torrington Farmer’s Market is now open on Saturdays and Tuesdays at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 837 Charles Street. The market will be held every Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and Tuesdays, 3-6 p.m. Vendors will be selling vegetables, fruits, pastry, bread, cheese, honey, plants, soap, teas and coffees and a food truck will be there. The market is held rain or shine. Also, this year periodically though out the season someone from the Connecticut Master Gardeners Association will be there to answer any questions.

WEST SIDE STORY: West Side Story with Music Historian Jeffrey Engel, June 25, 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

LITCHFIELD CONCERTS: Litchfield Parks and Recreation Summer Concert Series, free, on the green. Bring chairs or a blanket. No dogs except service dogs. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. June 26, Last Fair Deal; July 3, Stache, July 10, Ian Campbell, July 17, South Road, July 24, RPM; July 31, Apricot Brandy; Aug. 7, The Loft; Aug. 14, Potter’s Field; Aug. 21, The Wool Hats. No alcohol, no cars on the green, no dogs excpet service dogs, no open flames. Stay out of the trees and off lampposts. For more information call 860-567-7569.

SUMMER KICKOFF: The Harwinton Library kicks off summer with Matica Circus, performing juggling, unicycling and fun, on the library lawn, weather permitting, June 26, 6:30 p.m. To register call 860-485-9113.

COME HAVE DINNER: Enjoy a relaxing home-style meal and social time at The Litchfield Community Center on Wednesday June 5 or June 26, 5:30-7 p.m.. Dinner is free, hosted by Food Rescue US NW CT & Litchfield Community Center. Pre-registration is required; call 860-567-8302 or visit www.thecommunitycenter.org

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