Flanders Nature Center Holds Artisan Marketplace--Woodbury

12/14/2013 to 12/21/2014

Flanders Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711.

The second annual Artisan Marketplace is now open Saturdays and Sundays, from 11AM to 4PM through December 21st at the Flanders and Church Hill Roads.  There is a wide variety of creations handmade by local crafters and artisans including beeswax candles, quilts, wreaths and greens. 

Rustic Country Barn - April Spring Sale - New Milford

04/01/2014 to 04/30/2014

101 Park Lane Rd, New Milford, CT Phone: 860-354-4145 or Toll Free 866-787-7778.

April Sale ~  All Candles, Potpourri, Tarts & Wrought Iron 20% off! Treat yourself, you deserve it.   All of our Candles, Potpourri, Tarts and Wrought Iron items are 20 % off this month only. Don't miss out!

Beacon Grange #118 Offers Cribbage Lessons--Northfield

04/12/2014 to 04/19/2014

Route 254, Northfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-782-1492.

Learn to play in two easy lessons.  One day a week for two weeks (April 12 and April 19) at 2PM.  $5 per lesson.  Call if interested in learning to play cribbage. 

KidsPlay Museum - Spring Vacation Scheudle - Torrington

04/14/2014 to 04/17/2014

61 Main Street, Torrington, CT Phone: 860-618-7700.

APRIL VACATION SCHEDULE! We have alot of great activities planned for next week!  Come join us!  Our hours are 10am - 4pm, Monday, April 14th - Saturday, April 19th!  We will be closed on Sunday, April 20th for Easter.

Monday, April 14th at 11am: Story time with Sharon Waagner.  All ages welcome!  Free with museum admission.

Tuesday, April 15th at 11am: Dance Demo: We will be welcoming Ms. B. with her Dance Around the World - First Stop Ballet! Series 1. Ages 3-7 yrs old!   A short story on the ballet Sleeping Beauty will be read. Ballet terminology such as plie’, Releve’, saute’ will be introduced. Creative ballet movement danced along to Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty. Costumes will be princess tu- tu .

Wednesday, April 16th: 1-2pm: Magic Class with Tom O’Brien’s “The Wizard's School of Magic”.  A fun filled, entertaining program presented to students ages 5-8 years of age. In each session, the students will learn how to perform 4 magic tricks from Tom O'Brien, a full-time professional magician from Washington, CT. All of the students will receive their own magic kit containing the props and also receive a Magic Wand during the last class!  Cost is $15/per child which includes class and museum admission. * Must call museum to pre-register for class - there are still a few spots left! *
Thursday, April 17th at 11am: Music Demo with a new, local studio, Noteworthy LLC.  They will be bringing in some percussion instruments for the kids to try, and Mr. Andrew will bring his guitar. There will also be songs! It should be a great time! All ages are welcome and this is a free demo class with museum admission. Please take a few minutes to check them out on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NoteworthyMusicLLC

Ansonia Nature Center - Spring Break Nature Days

04/14/2014 to 04/18/2014

10 Deerfield Rd., Ansonia, CT Phone: 203-736-1053.

Programs for four to five year olds will run from 9 a.m. to noon; ages 6 to 11 will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The program is for children who love the outdoors and wildlife. Classes will be educational and offer a chance to explore the 105 acres the park offers. To register call between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mon. thru Fri.

Infinity Music Hall Presents Carolina Chocolate Drops--Norfolk


Route 44, Norfolk, CT 06058. Phone: 866-666-6306.

On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 • Carolina Chocolate Drops • 8:00 pmGenre: American/Folk/Roots. The Grammy-winning African-American string band the Carolina Chocolate Drops have come a long way since they emerged on the scene in 2010 with their cover of Blue Cantrell's "Hit 'Em Up Style". Check the website for further information.

The Silo - Hunt Hill Farm Trust - SILO KIDS With Nancy Stuart.


44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT Phone: (860) 355-0300.

On Wed. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. SILO KIDS With Nancy Stuart. Looking for a great activity for your children during school vacation? We’ve got it for you.  Young chefs join Nancy Stuart in preparing a Spring menu - while having a great time - and learning skills to last them a life-time.  (Full participation.) Ages 6-10.

Infinity Music Hall Presents The James Hunter Six--Norfolk


Route 44, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 866-666-6306.

On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 • The James Hunter Six • 8:00 pmGenre: Classic R&B/Rock.  James Hunter was born October 2, 1962 into a working–class family in Colchester, Essex. "It wasn't quite like growing up with the blues in Alabama, but in my part of England, anywhere south of Watford would be considered Alabama".  Check the website for further information.

Torrington Library Lecture Series: Historic Headlines--Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln


12 Daycoeton Place, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-6684.

Torrington Library will kick off its 150th Anniversary lecture series April 17 at 6:30PM at the library.  Historic Headlines will look at the Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.  On April 14, 1865 Lincoln was assassinated at the Ford's Theater in Washington, DC.  Patrons can trace the timeline of the events that took place that night and form their own theory on this historic event that changed America.  The program is free and open to the public. 

Audubon Bent of the River Workshop: Jewels of Blue: Eastern Bluebird Management--Southbury


185 East Flat Hill Rd., Southbury, CT 06488. Phone: 203-264-5098.

Jewels of Blue: Eastern Bluebird Management--When:  Thursday, 4/17, 7 PM--Location: Historic Barn at Bent of the River Audubon Center. Cost:    $3 for Members, $5 for Non-members. It has been estimated that the Eastern Bluebird population has decreased 90% since the mid 1800's due to the introduction of the starling and house sparrow from Europe. These species are more aggressive than the bluebird and will kill both adults and eggs to take over the nesting location. However, since the late 1960's, populations have been recovering due in large part to the popularity of constructing bluebird nest boxes designed to keep starlings out and educating the public about how to deal with house sparrows. Bent of the River land manager, Jim Drennan, will lead a discussion on how best to attract, care for, and manage your bluebirds, and relate the challenges Audubon faces caring for their 25 Bluebird nest boxes. If time permits, we will walk out into the meadow to observe bluebird habitat. Registration is required.  Please email Jim Drennan at jdrennan@audubon.org or call (203)264-5098 ext. 303.