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Hartford - Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival
Posted on: 2014-07-22
When: August 2nd, 2014; 1:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Where: Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, 300 Columbus Blvd., Hartford
What: Stop by and check out this unique annual festival featuring authentic Caribbean cuisine, cool island beverages, spectacular costumes, and plenty of island rhythm. Music and dance brings a festive islander atmosphere to the Connecticut Riverfront. Free and open to the public; for more information, visit www.riverfront.org or call 860-713-3131. 

 
Hartford - Conversations at Noon: From Farming to Therapy, Animals at Work
Posted on: 2014-07-15
When: July 29th, 2014; Noon
Where: Connecticut's Old State House, 800 Main St., Hartford
What: There is a special group of workers who contribute much to our society but are often overlooked - Animals. What was their role in early 19th century agriculture? What kind of work do animals perform today? Meet some hardworking, four-legged friends during the next installment of Conversations at Noon, entitled "From Farming to Therapy: Animals at Work." Enjoy a presentation on 19th century agrarian life by Rhys Simmons, Coordinator of Agriculture at Old Sturbridge Village, followed by a panel discussion led by the Connecticut Network's (CT-N) Diane Smith. Diane will sit down with Simmons, Elliot Rusmann, CEO & Executive Director of the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Jennifer Adams, handler for Gizmo, a therapy dog from Paws for Friendship, Inc., and a representative from MSA Security, a company that focuses on training bomb sniffing dogs. Join the conversation as the panel looks into the roles of animals at work and the steps that have and should be taken to ensure their safety. Bring your lunch and enjoy the conversation. Conversations at Noon is funded by Connecticut Humanities and taped in front of a live audience. Registration is not required, but encouraged. Admission is free. For more information, call 860-522-6766 or visit www.ctosh.org. To register, follow this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014OSHLectures 

 
Haddam - Parrothead Cruise
Posted on: 2014-06-22
When: August 1st, 2014; 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Where: Eagle Landing State Park, Rte. 82, Haddam
What: Join us aboard the RiverQuest for an evening cruise on the scenic Connecticut River with a "Parrothead" theme. Wear your best Jimmy Buffett attire, relax to the music and bring your own drinks and a picnic basket. Blenders, ice, and margarita mix provided. A fun, active sunset cruise to celebrate the last month of summer. $35 per person; registration at www.ctriverquest.com. For more information, call 860-552-0677. No one under 21 admitted. 

 
North Branford - North Branford Potato and Corn Festival
Posted on: 2014-05-30
When: July 31st - August 3rd; Thurs. - Fri. 4:00 to 11:00 p.m. Sat. 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sun. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Augur Field, Rte. 22, North Branford
What: Don't miss this unique summer festival with thrilling carnival rides, contests and games, live music, hayrides, tractor pulls, a car show, and a spectacular fireworks display. Featuring over fifty different craft vendors and plenty of food - as always, make sure to get yourself a baked potato and roasted ear of corn! For more information, visit www.nbpotatofest.com or call 203-484-6017. 

 
Hartford - Gallery Talk: Art Traffic
Posted on: 2014-07-22
When: August 14th, 2014; Noon - 1 p.m.
Where: Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St., Hartford
What: Edd Russo, Head Registrar for the Wadsworth, and Mary Busick, Registrar for Loans and Exhibitions, will discuss the behind-the-scenes processes of borrowing, loaning, measuring, moving and generally keeping track of works of art. This lecture is free with museum admission and will meet at the Information Desk by the Museum Shop. For more information, visit www.thewadsworth.org or call 860-838-4100. Where: Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, 300 Columbus Blvd., Hartford
What: Stop by and check out this unique annual festival featuring authentic Caribbean cuisine, cool island beverages, spectacular costumes, and plenty of island rhythm. Music and dance brings a festive islander atmosphere to the Connecticut Riverfront. Free and open to the public; for more information, visit www.riverfront.org or call 860-713-3131. 

 
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