Calendars are starting to fill up as most are beginning the annual juggle of the final laid-back weeks of summer and the flurry of activity that September brings.
That juggling starts today.
The special farm dinner showcases the best of the season’s harvest and supports the non-profit initiatives at Billings Forge Community Works.
Tickets are $150 a person. go to billingsforgeworks.org for information.
A special VIP event to celebrate G. Fox and Beatrice Fox Auerbach and her former home, now 100 years old, will be held today from 5 to 8 p.m. Teh house, now owned by Chris and Diane Gent, is located at 1040 Prospect Avenue in Hartford, and was home to the famed G.Fox business magnate for many years and where she entertained guests including former first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt. the evening will include a display of classic G. Fox items and the unveiling of a special G. Fox glass ornament featuring Richard Welling’s “Christmas Remembered.” Donation is $50. Go to http://store.chs.org/gfox
Metro Hartford Alliance will host a Rising Star Breakfast with Hartford School Supt. Christine M. Kishimoto on Friday at the Bushnell beginning at 7:30 a.m. She will speak on “An Update on Education Reform.”
Are you a soap opera fan? (If so, please do read about Emmy winner and CT resident Pete Rich!) Not enough?
“Days” stars including Kristian Alfonso, Lauren Koslow, Suzanne Rogers and Shawn Christian will be on hand beginning at 1:30 p.m. to meet fans, sign autographs and talk soap at a question and answer session. Go to mohegansun.com for information.
Hill-Stead Museum will host its annual “Dinner on the Hill” benefit event Sunday beginning at 4:30 p.m. Art, food and farmers’ market enthusiasts gather to enjoy a communal dinner under the stars with food prepared by Russell Pryzbek of Russell’s Creative Global Cuisines. The al fresco feast is served at dusk under tents on the museum grounds overlooking the Farmington Valley. Dinner is paired with an assortment of wines including Hill-Stead’s recently launched private-label collection. tickets are $150 a person. Proceeds benefit the Hill-Stead’s Farmers’ Market and its companion education and community programs. Call 860-677-4787 for information.
St. Francis Hospital hosts its Miracles XXIII Gala Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Connecticut Convention Center. More than 1,400 guests are expected at the gala that this year will benefit The Comprehensive Women’s Health Center at St. Francis. Call (860) 714-4900 for ticket information.
Also on Saturday, from 1 to 4 p.m. Connecticut Landmarks Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden in Bethlehem will present its 11th Annual Dog Show. Emceed by Scott Wands, the event includes prizes in a variety of categories including best jumper, longest nose, fluffiest and best kisser. Dogs must be registered in advance and meet contest criteria. There will also be agility and training demonstrations by Jack Crann of Peace of Mind Canine, kids crafts and a scavenger hunt. Call 203-266-7596 for information.
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