Living Well in Litchfield County, Connecticut

Pursuits

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Bantam

Connecticut Watersports

Specializes in watersports charters on Bantam Lake where clients can get on the water and learn to waterski, wakeboard, wake surf, bodyboard, and tube. They also offer a weekly kids camp that holds similar activities in a more structured environment for kids ages 8 to 14. In addition this year they offered a fall foliage tour on pontoon boats to showcase the beauty of Bantam Lake.

Connecticut Watersports
Bantam Lake
860-295-4640

Bethlehem

Bethlehem Fair

Strives to provide agricultural education and improve agriculture and rural living.

Connecticut Garlic & Harvest Festival

Held at the Bethlehem Fairgrounds and offering cooking demonstrations, live band, informative lectures, and diverse food vendors.

CT Garlic & Harvest Festival
304 Route 61 (Main St. North), Bethlehem
203-733-4976

Wyndcrest Estate

Located in Bethlehem, a 20-acre horse farm offering a rustic yet elegant venue.

Wyndcrest Estate
68 Kasson Rd., Bethlehem
203-528-7724

Cornwall

Cornwall Historical Society

The Cornwall Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and presentation of the history of Cornwall and its people.

Cornwall Historical Society
7 Pine St., Cornwall
860-672-0505
Instagram: @cornwallhistorical

Goshen

Goshen Fair

A major agricultural fair held over Labor Day weekend and offering spirited livestock competitions, a variety of food concessions, rides, live music, and entertainment.

Litchfield

Camp Mohawk

Offering diverse outdoor group experiences for girls and young women.

Camp Mohawk
P.O. Box 1209, Litchfield
1-800-842-1143

Litchfield Garden Club

Inspired by the founding of the Garden Club of America, nine Litchfield women founded the Litchfield Garden Club in September of 1913. The club offers a variety of educational and informative programs to the public, such as open public meetings on floral design and horticulture, and highlighting the club’s long tradition of contributions to the community in civic beautification, projects and conservation education.

Litchfield Garden Club
P.O. Box 848, Litchfield
litchfieldgclub@gmail.com

New Preston

Lake Waramaug Association

A non-profit organization founded in 1917 to promote the preservation of Lake Waramaug for the continued safety and enjoyment of all those who utilize the lake. Lake Waramaug borders the towns of Washington, Warren and Kent.

Lake Waramaug Association
P.O. Box 2272, New Preston
info@waramaugassoc.org
Instagram: @lakewaramaug

Sharon

Sharon Historical Society

Building bridges between the past, present and future through programs, collections and exhibitions is the mission of the Sharon Historical Society.

18 Main Street, Sharon
860-364-4688
sharonhist.org
Instagram: @sharonhistoricalsociety

Southbury

Alliance Française of Northwestern Connecticut

Alliance Française is a non-profit organization that promotes French culture and language. In addition to language lessons, they also offer cultural and economic discussions, French literature discussions, scholarship awards, language skill games, and lectures discussing French films. Membership is open to everyone interested in French. To become a member, contact them at the website below.

1 Pomperaug Office Park, Suite 301, Southbury
203-707-0710
afnwct.org

Washington

After School Arts Program ASAP

Founded in 1999, ASAP! is a social profit organization recognized as the place for high quality and innovative learning experiences. We believe that when we honor children’s imaginations, invite them to create, encourage them to take risks, and trust their resourcefulness, they will become the empowered, resilient, and compassionate adults the world really needs. Serving nearly 10,000 students throughout CT each year, ASAP! promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion in all its programs.

ASAP
Bee Brook Rd, Unit B, Washington Depot
860-868-0740
Instagram: @asap_arts

Spring Hill Vineyards

Home of the SHAG festival, a performance filled benefit focused on the arts.

Spring Hill Vineyards
282 Bee Brook Rd, Washington Depot
860-868-7172

Theatre for Good

Theatre for Good was created almost four years ago as a way to bring people together and benefit the community.

Washington Garden Club

The goals of the members of the Washington Garden Club are to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening and to restore, improve and protect the quality of the environment. Growing winter squash at the Judea Community Garden, maintaining the Frederick Gunn Museum Panel Gardens, adding bulbs and plantings along the River Walk & Pavilion are just a few of the hands on projects the WCG is involved in.

P.O. Box 228, Washington Depot
WashingtonGardenClubCT@gmail.com
washingtongardenclubct.org

Woodbury

The Golden Button

The Golden Button Arts & Craft Studio is for people of all ages. From painting nights for adults (with cocktails and snacks) to children’s birthday parties, machine sewing classes, crochet, hand sewing, woodland arts, needle felting, and even family art nights, there’s something for everyone. The founder, Kate Gorham, is a painter and crafter, herself, working in many different mediums from paint to fibers. Kate always welcomes you with a smile, is very creative, and really fantastic with kids and adults. As a teaching artist, she passes on her passion and experience to her students inspiring them to create and enjoy the process. See our article on the studio here.

122 South Pomperaug Avenue, Woodbury
203-910-9948
info@goldenbuttonshop.com
goldenbuttonshop.com

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