Wings of Freedom Tour Brings Vintage Airplanes to Oxford

09/05/0204 to 09/07/2014

Waterbury-Oxford Airport , Oxford, CT Phone: 860-568-8924.

The Wings of Freedom Tour will be at the Oxford Airport from September 5 to September 7, 2014 and arrive at 2 p.m. on Sept. 5th and depart on Sunday at 5 p.m.  The Tour brings historic aviation to your community.  Tour through the authentically restored aircraft or take a flight aboard for the ultimate immersion in history.  The B-17, B-24 and P-51 are on the 25th season of the Wings of Freedom Tour. Visitors are invited to explore the aircraft inside and out; $15 for adults and $6 for children under age 12.  WWII veterans can tour through the aircraft a no cost.  Call for further information.

Walker Road Vineyard - Come to the Barn and Taste Our Wine - Woodbury

12/16/2011 to 11/17/2013

11 Walker Road, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-0768.

Sat. & Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Come to our Barn and Taste Our Wine.   Walker Road Vineyards is a small farm winery in Woodbury which has produced award winning wines, and has gained a following in the local market, including some local restaurants. Join us for a discussion in the barn/ tasting room at Walker Road Vineyards. Directions: From I-84 Exit 15 go North on Route 6 for 7 miles to the North End of Woodbury. Make a right on to Middle Road Turnpike. Continue one mile and turn left on Minortown Road for ¼ mile. Walker Road is on the right, and the Winery is the first house on the right.

Gunn Memorial Library & Museum - Special Screening of  GENETIC ROULETTE

04/04/2013

5 Wykeham Rd., Rte. 47, Woodbury, CT Phone: 860-868-7586.

An important film documenting the health risks of genetically modified food known as GMO's THURSDAY, APRIL 4 @ 6:00pm. Never-Before-Seen-Evidence points to genetically engineered foods as a major contributor to rising disease rates in the US population, especially among children. Gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, inflammatory diseases, and infertility are just some of the problems implicated in humans, pets, livestock, and lab animals that eat genetically modified soybeans and corn. Monsanto's strong arm tactics, the FDA's fraudulent policies, and how the USDA ignores a growing health emergency are also laid bare. This sometimes shocking film may change your diet, help you protect your family, and accelerate the consumer tipping point against genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Don't miss this film! Not rated. 85 minutes. Representatives from GMO Free CT will hold a short Q & A after the film. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/GmoFreeCt.

Litchfield Historical Society - An American Girl in Litchfield

04/04/2013

Corner of East & South St., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501.

An American Girl in Litchfield  April 4, 2013 3:30-4:45pm.  Litchfield History Museum Age(s): 6+ Fee: $8 for members; $10 for non-members. Registration: email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org. We will be reading and discussing "Molly's A+ Partner," an American Girl short story. As a group we will read the story. After the discussion, we will participate in a craft and take a look at WWII items from our collection! We will lend copies of the book on the day of the program.

History Bite Lecture Series--Topsmead State Forest--Litchfield

04/04/2013

421 Bantam Road, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-5694.

The History Bite Series continues featuring Topsmead State Forest, Litchfield with speaker: Jerry Geci, educator and guide.  The lecture will be at the Litchfield Community Center from noon to 1:00PM on Thursday, April 4, 2013. The presentation will offer an introduction to the history of Topsmead State Forest which was donated to the State of CT by Miss Edith Chase.   The lunchtime lectures are free and open to the public.  Bring lunch.  Beverages and desserts are provided.  Reservations requested, but not required. 

Naguatuck Historical Society - First Thursday: Citizen Solider and Online Civil War Museum

04/04/2013

195 Water St., Naugatuck, CT Phone: 203-729-9039.

April 4, 6-8pm The Citizen Solider and the Online Civil War Museum. Students at Naugatuck High School have brought the 21st Century to the Civil War at the Naugatuck Historical Society Museum. Come and check out this ongoing project where students get to work with primary sources and make them available to the world through the online Museum. Local author Karl Bacon will also be on site to give a presentation on the life of the citizen solider during the Civil War. Get to know what life was really like for the men who left their families to go and fight for the blue and the grey. Children can explore the North vs the South through flag and map activities.

Oliver Wolcott Library Hosts Author Robert Steele--Litchfield

04/04/2013

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

On Thursday, April 4, 2013 the Oliver Wolcott Library will host author Robert Steele as he talks about his book:  The Curse:  Big-Time Gambling's Seduction of a Small New England Town.  The Curse is a novel set in Southeastern Connecticut.  During the 1990s two Connecticut Indian tribes built the world's two largest casinos resulting in what has been called a "gambling Chernobyl".  Robert Steele is a former Congressman from Connecticut.  A wine and cheese reception will follow the event.  The Hickory Stick Bookshop will provide books for signing and sale.  Registration is required.

Mattatuck Museum - All Jazz First Thursday

04/04/2013

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

On Thursday 5:30 p.m. The ever-popular Claudia Hughes performing with fellow vocalist Bob Hughes. Claudia Hughes has been a professional vocalist for many years in bands and choral groups. Her diversified repertoire includes jazz standards, pop and rock as well as classical music. She studied voice with Bill Finegan and his wife, Rosemary O'Riley. Most recently Ms. Hughes has worked with local voice coaches Marianna Vagnini and Seven Angels music director Richard DeRosa. Joining Claudia on vocals for the evening will be her husband, Bob Hughes singing jazz and standard duets such as "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off", "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "Teach Me Tonight", "Sometimes I'm Happy" and many more crowd favorites. Bob Hughes has studied voice with Perry Price of Danbury, Eric Trudel of Hamden and Valerie Sorel in New York City.  He founded the group "Let Your Light Shine" and is currently President of the Connecticut Choral Society. Members: $7   Non-members: $15 Purchase a membership at All Jazz First Thursday and admission is free.

Hunt Hill Farm /The Silo - Springtime in Paris With Chef Daniel Rosati

04/05/2013

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

On Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. With Chef Daniel Rosati. You’ll feel the wind in your hair, like you just took a walk over the Footbridge, strolling down St. Germain with this great menu of spring favorites.Classic Tuna Tartare with Toasted Brioche. Bistrot Style Moules Frites - Mussels with Hand Cut French Fries. Braised Chicken Breast with Caramelized Shallot Sauce. Sugar Snap Pea, Roasted Aparagus & Butter Lettuce Salad with Homemade Quick Cured Bacon. Le Train Bleu Strawberry Tart. Full participation. $90 per person.

Woodcock Nature Center Hosts Best Selling Author Richard Louv to Speak in Newtown

04/05/2013

31 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-762-7280.

 Best Selling Author Richard Louv to Speak in Newtown on April 5, 2013 There will be two open-to-the-public presentations in Newtown, CT, on Friday, April 5th, by internationally acclaimed Audubon Medal Winner Richard Louv — the best-selling author ofLast Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle. The April 5th date falls within a time framethat many trauma specialists feel is a critical transitional period (four months after the tragedy) in the long-term emotional recovery from the Newtown shootings that occurred in December. Henryk Teraszkiewicz, Executive Director of Woodcock Nature Center, states, "As the father of a 7- and a 9-year-old in Newtown and the head of a nature center whose mission is to get children and families outside, I was concerned at the potential reactionary effects that the Dec. 14th tragedy could have in our area. Children are already experiencing a disconnect from nature, something Louv has termed Nature-Deficit Disorder, but now they need that outdoor exposure more than ever."
In answer to these concerns, Louv has created a special program addressing the healing power of nature, "Peace and the Natural World: The Restorative Power of Nature Where We Live, Work, Learn and Play." Louv, founder of the Children and Nature Network (http://www.childrenandnature.org/), is an expert on the ability of nature to act as a healing and therapeutic element, as well as the need for outdoor play for children's mental, emotional, and physical development. According to Teraszkiewicz, "We need to be prescribing the outdoors, or Vitamin N as Louv calls it, to all ages." A daytime talk at 1:30pm/Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street (at the Flagpole), and a similar evening presentation at 6:30pm/Fraser Woods Montessori School, 173 South Main Street, are being offered. For more information or to attend either free event, please visit Woodcock Nature Center at http://woodcocknaturecenter.org/richard-louv-to-speak-in-newtown-april-5/ Please RSVP to indicate which program you would like to attend. Educators, law enforcement officials, members of the therapeutic and medical community, teachers, and parents of school-aged children will find the material especially meaningful.