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August 26, 2005

The Buick Championship: Always Up To Par!

Get into the swing of things this weekend with thousands of fellow golfing fans as the 2005 Buick Championship tees off at River Highlands in Cromwell. The tournament begins on August 22, leaving the crowds primed for plenty of long drives, keen putts and holes in one by the time the final rounds are played this Saturday and Sunday. One of the world's premier golf events, the Buick Championship features players from the PGA Tour, and offers a variety of fun activities for the entire family. For more information, call (888) Buick-44 or log onto

Get Connected to Culture This Weekend In Connecticut!
This weekend, we invite you to explore the many different cultures that comprise the diverse population and rich heritage of Connecticut. Here are our top picks:

Schemitzun 2005 - 14th Annual Feast of Green Corn & Dance
Watch, first-hand, as more than 500 Native American Nations gather for this annual pow-wow! Join in the singing, dancing, bull-riding, drum contests, educational exhibits, arts, crafts and more!

Irish Dance Competition
Quassy Amusement Park is more than just a terrific place for thrilling rides and a great summer cool-down! This weekend, watch as youngsters from across the region compete in traditional Irish dancing. Park visitors receive a free lesson during intermission between competitions. Free with park admission.


This Weekend in Connecticut
August 26, 2005

These are just a sampling of the many exciting events taking place across Connecticut this weekend. For more information about these and other entertaining activities, click on Specials and/or Events.

Aug. 22-28 - 2005 Buick Championship
- Tournament Players Club at River Highlands, 4 Fenwick St., Cromwell, CT 06416.  Time: Saturday and Sunday gates open 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.  New England's biggest annual sporting event brings golfers from the PGA Tour for a week of great golf and events for the entire family. This weekend features the third and final rounds. Admission: $25 - $75 Phone: (888) BUICK 44

Aug. 25-28 - Schemitzun 2005
- 14th Annual Feast of Green Corn & Dance - Wintechog Hill Rd.(off Rt. 2), North Stonington, CT 06359. Time: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.  An annual pow-wow gathering of more than 500 Native American Nations with song, dance, bull-riding, drum contests, traditional dance contests, educational exhibits, arts, crafts and more. Admission: $6 Phone: (800) 224-CORN

Aug. 27 - Irish Dance Competition
- Quassy Amusement Park, Rte. 64, Middlebury, CT 06762.  Time: Park open 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.  An annual Irish dance competition for youngsters from the region. Free lessons for park guests during competition intermissions. Admission: $5 Phone: (800) FOR-PARK

Aug. 19-27 - 8th Annual Pilot Pen Tennis Women's & Men's Championships
- Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale, 45 Yale Ave., New Haven, CT 06510.  Time: Day sessions 1 p.m., Evening 7 p.m.  A world-class women's and men's professional tennis event featuring many top players from around the world. The week-long events include Kids Day, live jazz concerts, an interactive "Sport Zone," fashion show and daily prizes. Admission: $6 - $70 Phone: (888) 99-PILOT

Aug. 28 - Fiddle Champion, Arvel Bird
- Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, CT 06339.  Time: 12 p.m.  Get "down home" with folk, bluegrass and Cajun fiddle licks performed by renowned fiddler, Arvel Bird. Admission: Free with museum admission. Phone: (800) 411-9671

Aug. 10-27 - Untitled Landscapes New Drawing: Leslie Snipes
- Artworks Gallery, 233 Pearl St.,  Hartford, CT 06105.  Time: Wed - Fri 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.  A new series of drawings inspired by the natural world and rural landscapes from artist, Leslie Snipes. Abstract organically developed forms are obsessively rendered in fine line on handmade paper. Admission: Free Phone: (860) 247-3522

Aug. 23-28, Aug. 30-Sept. 4 - Elm Shakespeare Company
- Edgerton Park, Whitney St., New Haven, CT 06520.  Time: 8 p.m.  An outdoor performance of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet." Presented by the Elm Shakespeare Company. Admission: Free; donations accepted. Phone: (203) 393-1436

Aug. 27 - 7th Annual Dahlia Variety Show
- Pond House at Elizabeth Park, Prospect Ave., Hartford, CT 06106.  Time: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.  An annual event featuring hundreds of prize-winning dahlias available for public view. Information will also be available on caring for dahlias. Admission: Free Phone: (860) 231-9443

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