Friday, July 6, 2018
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10:00am [10:00am] Branford: Mini-Maker Table
Join us every Friday and Saturday for a mini-maker project from our MakerLab! Every month we will feature a quick project or new piece of equipment to mess around with. The results may have you leaving with something to physically take home OR just the satisfaction that you were able to create a circuit, power on an Arduino or thread a sewing machine. The projects are easy, meant for all ages and 100% drop-in. It is just up to you to find out which floor we are featuring the project on and drop on by. Registration for this table is not required – just come ready to tinker, play and create!

[10:30am] Rocky Hill: Art Start
Visit the library for an art story and project. Ages 2 and up.

[3:30pm] Danbury: Make an Instrument
Make a variety of instruments that you can really play. Make some music, then take them home. Ages 5 and up. More info: 203-797-4505

5:00pm [5:00pm] Enfield: Fourth of July Town Celebration
Old-fashioned July 4th celebration with live entertainment, arts and crafts show, Taste of Enfield, parade (Sat.), concerts, children activities and rides, a teen zone, 5K road race, pie eating contest, demonstrations, and a large fireworks on Sunday at 9:45 p.m.

[5:00pm] New Hartford: Riverview Concert Series
New Hartford Recreation Department presents Free Summer Riverview Concerts on Friday evenings during July and August at the Town Center Pavilion along the Farmington River. Kick off your weekend and bring dinner from one of the local restaurants, chairs or a blanket and relax along the shore of the scenic Farmington River.

[6:00pm] Putnam: First Fridays
This year’s theme, First Fridays Mill Town Mosaics, is a celebration of the cultural heritage of the Quiet Corner of northeast Connecticut. Throughout the season, each event will serve as a way to explore the mosaic of diverse local history and culture. May through October, downtown Putnam will be filled with art, music, crafts and costumes, focusing on a different culture each month. The "Cultural Celebration Station" is a must-visit each month! Driving through the scenic towns of the region, it is commonplace to pass brick and stone mill buildings set alongside powerful rivers. Some mills have been revitalized, but many have been lost to time. These structures represent more than just a bygone era of industrialism; they symbolize much of our local cultural heritage. At the turn of the 19th century, Samuel Slater introduced the concept of inviting entire families to move to factory towns. Next to the factories, houses were built for the new workers. Company stores and company-financed civic buildings filled the streets of the towns. Many current residents of the community are a product of our small mill towns, with roots and deep memories extending to Canada, Poland, Greece, Finland, and other parts of the globe. Each month, First Fridays will celebrate the mosaic of our Quiet Corner Heritage, with art, music, food, dance, family memories and more! May 4 – Polish-Americans: Come and dance the polka! Bring your recipes for Pierogi and Gobalki. June 1 – African-Americans July 6 – French Canadian-Americans: Come stand side by each to drool over memories of your memere's toutiere. August 3 – Greek-Americans: Come dressed up and ready to dance again this month! September 7 – Native-Americans: Did you know: the name "Connecticut" is an Algonquian Indian word Quinnehtukqut meaning "beside the long tidal river" or "long river" and refers to the Connecticut River. October 5– Scandinavian-Americans First Fridays invites you to “Discover” why Putnam is such a great place to work, live, and visit - combining a vintage feel with modern appeal. Every month during First Fridays you will experience something new to see, and hear. Be on the lookout for dynamic performance art and featured artists while participating in family-friendly community art projects. There will be something for everyone to enjoy. While you are in town, choose from a variety of wonderful restaurants, visit the many shops, galleries and boutiques. Listen to the local musicians play lively music or take in a live show at the theater.

[6:00pm] Stonington: Summer Concerts
Friday night summer music series, a seasonal tradition of music, food and wine. Stonington Vineyards welcomes the area's best acts for a relaxing evening of music on the outdoor patio. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and light bites to enjoy. Food truck on-site. Event is free, family-friendly and dogs welcome. Schedule: July 6: Happy & The Moonshine July 13: Pirates 4 Peace July 20: Wooden Horse July 27: Brian James Quartet August 3: 2 Cat Zoo August 10: Ben Freiert & Friends August 17: Sonic Nation August 24: Sunday Gravy August 31: Azalea Drive

[7:30pm] Hamden: Summer Concert Series
Outdoor concerts that the entire family can enjoy. June 29: begins at 6 p.m., with the annual Volunteer Firefighters' Independence Day celebration and fireworks display. DJ Bry will entertain before the Hamden Symphony Orchestra takes the stage at 7:15 p.m. Fireworks scheduled to go off at 9:20 p.m. Food available on site. July 6: Performance by disco and R&B legend Gloria Gaynor. July 13: Local jazz celebrities Myke Ross and Tym N' Motion will bring the energy on. July 20: Third World, one of the longest-lived reggae bands. July 27: Features pop-rock sensation, Little River Band.

[7:30pm] New Hartford: Outdoor Movie Party
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the show. Sign up requested at www.brodiepark.org. July 6: Paddington 2 July 13: Peter Rabbit July 20: Despicable Me 3 July 27: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Gates open at 7:30; movie starts at sunset.