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Get Out and Run From the Sun, Catch a Fair, a Fest or a CD Release

Five fun end-of-summer events to help make the most of the last few weeks of August.

When/Where: Thursday, August 18, 6:30 p.m. The Amber Room Colonnade, 1 Stacey Road, Danbury

Why Go: The 3rd Annual Amber Room Run From the Sun 5K takes place on August 18 and again benefits Ann’s Place. Both runners and walkers can participate. The certified 5K (3.1 miles) runs from The Amber Room to Candlewood Lake and back. This year a one-mile Health Walk will be introduced in addition to the 5K run. Both courses pass scenic water views, stately homes and old lake communities. After the race participants are invited to a post race party featuring an outdoor barbeque, beer, ice cold beverages and live music.

Price: $30

When/Where: Friday, August 19, through Sunday, August 21, 4 p.m. 100 Main Street South, Bridgewater

Why Go: Tractor Mac Show, Hot Dog Pig Racing, the Firemen's Parade, rides and food. For a full list of events, see the link above.

Price: $8; Children under 12 free

When/Where: Friday, August 19, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. , 100 Pocono Road, Brookfield

Why Go: Bring a blanket and a picnic to Town Hall for music from the 50s and 60s with In Harmony.

Price: Free

When/Where: Sunday, August 21, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. 193 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury

Why Go: SummerFest is a free family event, open to the public and will take place rain or shine. Delicious homemade kosher food is always a sell out. Look for our famous brisket, falafel, kugel, bourekas, and He'Brew ("The Chosen Beer"). Klezmer, Israeli and Yiddish Music with the Not Yet Ready For Primetime Klezmer Band. There will be incredible entertainment all day. Enjoy Israeli folk dancing and Klezmer, Jewish and Israeli music. See the above link for a full list of events.

Price: Free

When/Where: Sunday, August 21, 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. , 182 Whisconier Road, Brookfield

Why Go: Ali Ryerson Quintet (Ali on flutes, Pete Levin on piano, Mark Egan on bass, Mike DeMicco on guitar, and Karl Lathan, drums) in an outdoor concert.  This is the launch party for Ali's new CD, Con Brio! If necessary, the concert will be held in the library's Community Room. Ice cream will be served prior to the concert.

Price: Free

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