Colebrook Fair to return in 2021
COLEBROOK — This year’s Colebrook Fair, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 5, has been canceled.
According to organizers who released a statement on the fair’s Facebook page, the event was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The event has been rescheduled for next year, Sept. 4, 2021, which will be the 76th annual event.
For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/colebrookctfair/
Covid-19 testing to continue next week
WINSTED and TORRINGTON — Community Health and Wellness Center conducted Covid-19 testing at East End Park on Wednesday, July 1.
According to a press release, 82 residents were tested at the park.
The center will have its next testing site on Wednesday, July 8 at Coe Park in Torrington from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The test is free and open to everyone and no doctor’s referral is needed.
Test results are open in two to three days.
For more information go to http://www.chwctorr.org/
Torrington Farmers Market to open
TORRINGTON — Torrington Farmers Market will open on Tuesdays from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. starting on Saturday, July 11. This open air, pop up market is located at Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church parking lot, at 837 Charles St, under the trees. Because fresh produce is seasonal, the items for sale will change weekly depending on what’s ripe. The look of the market will be a bit different this year to enhance safety. Booths will be spaced at least six feet apart, in a single line, with one way foot traffic moving through. Farmers will be wearing face masks, plastic gloves and hand sanitizer will be available along with a hand washing station. Shoppers are asked to wear a face mask, maintain social distancing, and take turns at each booth. The farmers ask that folks refrain from touching the produce prior to sale and fill their own reusable shopping bags. A variety of payment options besides cash can be used for food purchases. SNAP EBT debit cards will have their value doubled with help from a Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation grant. Checks provided through the Women, Infants and Children’s Program (WIC) and the Senior Program will also be accepted for purchase of fruit, vegetables and fresh cut herbs..
Farms this year will include: Stillwater Farm from Torrington, Maple View and Deeply Rooted Farm from Harwinton, Twin Pines Farm from Thomaston, Tonn’s Orchard from Bristol, March Farms from Bethlehem, Autumn Harvest Orchard from Norfolk and Kathleen’s Garden from Riverton. They will be joined by Better Baking by Beth of Torrington and Ridge Runner Soaps of Harwinton. For more information go to the Torrington Farmers Market Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TFMCT/
Beardsley and Memorial Library press releases:
Farmers to Families produce distribution dates
Torrington Library Concerts
TORRINGTON — The Torrington Library presents a live outdoor concert, Rat Pack 2: The Ladies & The Gents. Francine & Joel will recreate memories of Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe and Liza Minnelli, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra as they perform the unforgettable hits of the 50’s, 60’s and beyond. The concert is on Thursday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m. This event is limited to 50 people.
The Torrington Library present an outdoor concert, The Great Age of Sail: Maritime Music with The Johnson Girls who have been a force on the folk and maritime music scene for over two decades as the leading all-woman, a cappella maritime group in the world. The concert is Thursday, July 23 at 6:30 p.m.
This event is limited to 50 people.
The Torrington Library present an outdoor concert, The Music of Billy Joel and Elton John. Join musician Rick Labon as he plays the classic hits of Billy Joel and Elton John. The concert is scheduled for Thursday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m. This event is limited to 50 people.
The Torrington Library present an outdoor concert, FOREVER JUDY & THE WIZARD OF OZ. Francine Evans & Joel Zelnik will perform a musical program featuring America’s number one female vocalist, Judy Garland on Thursday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m. This event is limited to 50 people.
For more information and to register for these concerts go to http://torringtonlibrary.org
Virtual children’s concert
TORRINGTON — Torrington Parks and Rec invites you to a virtual children’s concert with Tom T Bone Stankus Live, Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 3 p.m. with a special Zoom performance sing along show for children. To register go to Torringtonct.myrec.com
TORRINGTON — Torrington Parks and Rec Summer Camp to go offers a weekly package full of fun projects and crafts for your child to do during the week plus healthy snacks. Register for one or more weeks at Torringtonct.myrec.com