BULLETIN BOARD Bridgewater Country Fair The Bridgewater Country Fair will be held Aug. 21-23 on the grounds behind the firehouse on Route 133. The fair is sponsored by the Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Department. Gates will open be open Aug. 21 from 4 to 11 p.m., Aug. 22 from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Aug. 23 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Following is important information about the fair's activities: Tickets for this year's fireman's raffle may be purchased at the Bridgewater Village Store on Route 133, the Bridgewater Mobil station on Route 67, at the fair and from most firemen and auxiliary members. Prizes are a 2009 Toyota Prius hybrid (first), a Harman wood stove (second), a $1,500 gift certificate to Scott's Landscaping (third), a Frigidaire freezer and 50 pounds of all-natural beef (fourth), a kayak, vest and paddles (fifth) and a mountain bike (sixth). For more information about the raffle, call Bill Stuart at 860-354-0012. People interested in baking must pre-register by calling Forest and Jan Putnam at 860-354-5621 by Aug. 19. More for youNewsChecklist of things to do after the weddingNews-Times, The (Danbury, CT) Two lines will be open Aug. 22: one for pre-registered entrants and another for unregistered entrants. For more information about the categories, see page 53 of the fair booklet or visit www.bridgewaterfair.com. A Litchfield County Council of Fairs 2009 Contest will be held this year. The contest is open to all residents of Connecticut, with youth and adult (age 16 and older) divisions. Participants are invited to make a wind chime in a green theme. Entries must consist entirely of recycled or repurposed materials and measure no larger than 18x18x18, not including hanging material. Entries must be received by Aug. 22 at noon. People interested in submitting hobbies must pre-register by Aug. 10. Entries can be found on page 52 of the premium book or online at the fair's website. A new contest in memory of Maureen Warner will be a handmade hobby with a red, white and blue them. Entries will be accepted Aug. 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. People interested in submitting needlework entries must register by Aug. 10 using the entry blank on page 34 of the fair's book or online at the fair's website. Needle work must be delivered to the home arts tent Aug. 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. Admission to the fair is $8 for adults, and $5 for senior citizens Aug. 22-23. Children under 12 will be admitted for free. For more information, visit www.bridgewaterfair.com. Following is the schedule of events for this year's Bridgewater Country Fair to be held Aug. 21-23. Offered all weekend Commerford exotic animals with petting zoo, animal rides and educational programs; a vegetable, fruit and flower show; baking, hobby, needlework, canning and egg exhibits; art and photo exhibits; cattle and poultry displays; wool and shearing exhibits; industrial and agricultural exhibits; entertainment such as children's rides and amusements; commercial tents; and food and refreshment stands. Friday, Aug. 21 4:30 p.m.: Hot dog pig racing. 5 p.m.: Rides open. 6:30 p.m.: Opening ceremonies and hot dog pig racing. 8 p.m.: Music by Flashback at bandstand. 8:30 p.m.: Hot dog pig racing. 10 p.m.: Awarding of parade trophies at bandstand. 10:30 p.m.: Hot dog pig racing. Saturday, Aug. 22 9 a.m.: Junior dairy and beef shows at south ring; poultry junior at poultry tent; and awarding of trophy for Best Animal in Show. 9:30 a.m.: Children's pet parade at bandstand. 10:30 a.m.: Poultry judging. 11 a.m.: Pedal tractor pull for ages 10 and under at bandstand. Noon: Kuykendall Border Collie herding demonstration at sheep tent. 12:30 p.m.: Hot dog pig racing. 1 p.m.: Tractor Mac children's show at bandstand. 2 p.m.: Music by Brothers of the Road, Allman Brothers Tribute Band, at bandstand. 2 p.m.: Kuykendall Border Collie herding demonstration at sheep tent. 2:30 p.m.: Antique tractor pull at south ring. 3 p.m.: Pony pull at north show ring. 4 p.m.: Kuykendall Border Collie herding demonstration at sheep tent. 4 p.m.: Tractor Mac children's show at bandstand. 4:30 p.m.: Hot dog pig racing. 5 p.m.: Music by Steve Gregory Band at bandstand. 6:30 p.m.: Hot dog pig racing. 6:30 p.m.: Kuykendall Border Collie herding demonstration at sheep tent. 8 p.m.: Music by up and coming music star Chad Burdick at bandstand. 8:30 p.m.: Hot dog pig racing Sunday, Aug. 23 9 a.m.: Junior showmanship at south ring. 10 a.m.: Ox judging at north ring. 10:30 a.m.: Hot dog pig racing. 11 a.m.: Ox drawing at north ring. 11 a.m.: Pedal tractor pull for ages 10 and under at bandstand. 11:30 a.m.: Garden tractor pull, after showmanship, at south ring. Noon: Kuykendall Border Collie herding demonstration at sheep tent. 12:30 p.m.: Hot dog pig racing. 1 p.m.: Tractor Mac children's show at bandstand. 2 p.m.: Music by Chicago tribute band Beginnings at bandstand. 2:30 p.m.: Hot dog pig racing. 4 p.m.: Tractor Mac children's show at bandstand. Sherman barn sale is this weekend Antiques, toys, housewares, furniture, collectibles, and of course books will be available at the Sherman Library huge book and barn sale Aug. 15 and 16 to benefit the library. The sale will be held on the library grounds inside the building and outside under a tent. The hours Saturday are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Sherman Library is at 1 Sherman Center. "Everything from an antique bed to knick knacks, Christmas ornaments, lots of different things," will be sold said Joan Laucius, a library board member. She is helping organize a barbecue Friday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. when a "best-of-the-barn" silent auction with the most unusual and best items will be featured. Last bids for the auction will be at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the barbecue and auction are $25 for non-members, $20 for members, $10 for kids 5 to 12, free for kids under 5. They may be purchased at the library by calling 860-354-2455 or contacting Joan Laucius at 203-241-9006 or at email@example.com. Walk ins are welcome but will pay $25. Admission to the sale Saturday and Sunday is free. Underground Railroad tour set An Underground Railroad UGRR Tour of New Milford will take place Sept. 12 from 10 to 1 p.m. It will be sponsored by the Afrikan-American Cultural Awareness Association Inc. For more information, call 860-354-2253 or visit www.aacaa.org. Library seeks help to save magazine Due to the shrinking economy, Kent Memorial Library will discontinue its magazine subscriptions beginning in January. The library is appealing to the public to help fund these subscriptions. The library purchases its magazines through one vendor; therefore, they are asking people target a specific magazine and make a designated donation in that amount. The magazines are: Bon Appetit for $24; Connecticut Magazine for $13.97; Martha Stewart Living for $28; Mothering for $22.95; The New Yorker for $59.95; Newsweek for $42; O: the Oprah Magazine for $28, and Real Simple for $28.95. A sponsor has stepped forward already to bring People, Sports Illustrated and Time magazines to library patrons. If there is a title you think you and your neighbors would enjoy reading and it is not listed here and you would like to sponsor it, let the library director know and she will consider it. To contact the library, call 860-927-3761. Swap to benefit scholarship fund Backcountry Outiftters (5 Bridge St.) in Kent will have a gear and outdoor apparel swap Aug. 15 and 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with partial proceeds to benefit the Kent Center School Scholarship Fund. For more information, call 860-927-3377. Tax aide volunteers are needed Every year new volunteers join the AARP Tax-Aide program to help others who do not feel comfortable preparing their own income taxes and can't afford professional help. These volunteers assist low to middle income taxpayers of all ages, with special attention to those 60 and older, in filing their Federal and Connecticut income taxes correctly and on time. There are opportunities to volunteer as a counselor or leadership coordinator. Training will begin in September. For more information, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide your name, address, and telephone number. Antique car raffle being run by Lions The New Milford Lions Club is selling raffle tickets at $20 for a 1931 Ford Model A convertible. The drawing will be Oct. 10 at 4 p.m. at Harrybrooke Park. The winner need not be present to win. For more information or to buy a ticket, contact a club member or go to Southworth Automotive at the bridge in New Milford. Women's club asks for help filling backpacks When the last day of school finally comes, parents are thrilled to be "taking a break" from the school year hustle and bustle but that is exactly when Southbury Women's Club starts getting ready for the first day of school in the fall. The club is assembling 60-70 backpacks filled with school supplies for local Southbury children in need. The club relies on contributions of Southbury residents for this effort. in an effort to meet this need, collection jars have been placed at cash registers in stores around the community, including South Britain Country Store and Southbury Food Center. Additionally, the women's club seeks sponsorship from businesses. Anyone who would ike more information, care asked to call Cathy at 203-676-4201. Donations for this project in any amount are always welcome and can be sent directly to Southbury Women's Club, Attention: Backpacks, P.O. Box 195, Southbury, CT, 06488. Club membership is open to Southbury women ages 18 and up are interested in serving their community. Meetings are on the third Wednesday of each month. During the summer months, meetings are held at a member's house. The next one is Aug. 19. For information about the meetings and club membership, call Melissa at 203 808 0719. YOUTH Summer camp is extended at Nature Center The Pratt Nature Center on Papermill Road in New Milford has extended its summer camp for children aged 4-14 for an additional week, Aug. 17-21. For more information, call 860-354-3137 or download a registration form at www.prattcenter.org.