3rd Annual Ridgefield Gone Country BBQ Festival

04/29/2016 to 06/01/2016

316 Main St., Ridgefield, CT

More than 40 BBQ masters from across the region will compete in this official Connecticut State Barbecue Championship. The streets of Ridgefield, CT will be filled with the sites and smells of award-winning, pit-smoking, authentic BBQ, as the grounds of the historic Lounsbury House play host to the NEBS & KCBS BBQ Contests.

Gunn Memorial Library Offers Spanish Classes for Beginners--Washington

05/09/2016 to 06/27/2016

5 Wykeham Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7586.

Ruth Jaffe will lead a free four-part conversational Spanish Group at 2PM on May 9 and 23 and June 13 and 27  at Washington's Gunn Memorial Library.  All ages, stages and levels of proficiency in Spanish are welcome to join all or some of the sessions.  Call to register. 

Experiences of Emerging Church — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

05/11/2016 to 08/13/2016

229 E. Litchfield Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3163.

Enter more deeply into the teachings of Franciscan Father Richard Rohr and others such as Phyllis Tickle, Brian McLaren, and Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault. Each session begins in prayerful silence. A brief audio/video lecture will initiate a facilitated conversation. All will take place within a supportive community setting encouraging personal growth and actions in service of others. Presenter: Peggy Richard. 2nd Wednesday of each month, 6:30 -8:30 pm or 2nd Saturday of each month, 10:00 am - noon. To register: peggyrichard.ct@gmail.com.

Legally Blonde The Musical at Seven Angels Theatre--Waterbury

05/12/2016 to 06/12/2016

Plank Road, Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-757-4676.

Don't miss the musical that was a hit on Broadway.  May 12 though June 12, 2016 with Opening Night Post Show Party on Saturday, May 14th.  Check the website for times and ticket information. 

Henry Eames Watercolor Exhibit at Twitchell-Rowland Homestead Museum

05/15/2016 to 08/21/2016

60 Towner Lane, Oxford, CT Phone: 203 888-0230.

While J. Henry Eames spent his working life as a noted American architect, his love of painting in watercolors filled his leisure time from his youth in the gold mines of West Africa to his retirement in Oxford. Eames' works vary from portraits of Gold Coast natives to pastoral scenes of his wife's ducks on their Oxford Farm. The Twitchell-Rowland Homestead Museum will open the first display ever of J. Henry Eames' art on Sunday, May 15, from 2-4 p.m. It is open on the first and third Sundays of each month from 2-4 p.m. or by appointment. Admission is free.

Mattatuck Museum -IN THE STAIRWELL PICTURE OF HEALTH A Youth Perspective

05/18/2016 to 06/29/2016

144 West Main St. , Waterbury, CT Phone: 203) 753-0381.

Reception: Wednesday, May 18, 5:30-7:00 p.m.. Northwestern Connecticut Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) features photographs encompassing health, art and writing by high school students from Waterbury and Danbury. Students have concentrated on health topics, which they explored through photography and writing, to convey their perspectives about the subject matter. Giving these students the opportunity to share their unique points of view has encouraged them to be leaders who can make a positive impact in the community.

Litchfield Farmers Market Moves Outdoors on June 18, 2016

05/24/2016 to 06/18/2016

Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759.

Litchfield Farmers' market - INDOORS. This year round CT Grown farmers' market continues indoors for two more Saturdays: 5/28 and 6/11, before moving outdoors on 6/18. Markets are held on Saturdays, 10 am - 1 pm at the Litchfield Community Center. Over 18 vendors participate offering seasonal field-fresh and cold-stored fruits, vegetables and herbs; local eggs; pasture fed beef, pork, chicken and duck; artisanal breads and chocolates; pies, cider doughnuts and baked goods; jams, jellies, chutney, pickles, sauces and hot sauce made from local ingredients; award winning goat and cow cheese; honey; maple syrup and goat milk soaps. Local restaurants offer foods to go. A recipe tasting each week. Music, guest artists, chef demonstrations, local nonprofits and a free gardening and cookbook exchange. Workshops are scheduled on many market days. The Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market, Saturdays, 10 AM - 1 PM.

Compassion Meditation with Judith Ehrman-Shapiro — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

05/25/2016 to 08/24/2016

229 E. Litchfield Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3163.

4th Wednesday of each month: 6:30 - 7:45 pm. Call to register: 860-309-9489 or email: todance4@optonline.net.

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: The Stone Walls & Structures of England and New England with Andrew Pighills--Litchfield


160 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8030.

On Wednesday, June 1, 2016 from 2 to 3PM at the OWLibrary August Andrew Pighills will talk about his book:  The Stone Walls and Structures of England and New England.  Stone Artisan Pighills believes the more he talks about the walls and their history as part of our lives, the better chance there is of preserving this wonderful heritage for future generations.  Registration is required.

Harwinton Library Hosts Author Talk and Book Signing: Janet Barrett: They Called Her Reckless


80 Bentley Drive, Harwinton, CT 06791. Phone: 860-485-9113.

They Called Her Reckless--A True Story of War, Love and One Extraordinary HorseAuthor Talk and Book Signing
Wednesday, June 1 @ 7 p.m. When the U.S. Marine Fifth Regiment Recoilless Rifle Platoon acquired a small Korean pony to haul ammunition up the steep hills to the front lines, they got a real-life warhorse: the courageous and indomitable Reckless! Reckless stood with her buddies for two years during the Korean War, saving lives, raising spirits, and winning the love and respect of all who knew her. Join author and Connecticut resident Janet Barrett for this uplifting story of an incredible human-horse connection. Copies of the book will be available for $17. This program is for ages 10 and up. Call to register.