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.

White Memorial Foundation BIOBLITZ!

05/31/2013 to 06/01/2013

80 Whitehall Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0857.

In honoring the White Memorial Foundation's 100th Anniversary, Research Director James Fischer has pulled out all the stoppers!!!! What exactly is a BioBlitz? A BioBlitz is a 24 hour event that tallies every species inhabiting our study site. Biologists blitz the area in search of every living species. The BioBlitz finishes with a final count of all the species discovered. The event is open to everyone and it is a thrill to be a participant. Participants can help the scientists count organisms or they can enjoy activities that introduce curious naturalists to every part of our natural world.

18th Annual Library Luminaries Event--Gunn Memorial--Washington, CT


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

The 18th annual Library Luminaries event to raise funds for the Gunn  Memorial Library and Museum is scheduled for Saturday, June 1st  This year, simultaneous  dinner parties will take place – all hosted by generous and interesting area residents in their
homes, and each highlighting a notable “luminary.”    Guests choose from among the fourteen dinners when submitting their RSVPs.  With donations  ranging from $150 per person and up, in the case of a sell-out, placements are determined by a
supporter’s contribution level, as well as their date of reply.  The diverse programming provided by the library
and museum throughout the year is always free of charge, thanks to our generous donors.  We  are grateful to the steadfast supporters of Gunn Memorial who come together this one night every year to make all of that free programming possible.” 
A pre-dinner cocktail party is held at the library, open for a contribution of $50 to those who may  not be attending dinners and included in the cost of a dinner.  “The opportunity to attend only the  cocktail party was recently included to allow a greater number of our community members to  participate,” says Event Co-Chair and Trustee Sande Breakstone.  He is also the gardener in the family! And a host of other dinners. BRUNCH – SUNDAY, JUNE 2nd, 12:00P.M.  Graham Klemm & Matt Lynn hosting Roxana Robinson  Call to make your reservations.

Sharon Audubon Center, Miles Early Morning Bird Walk


325 Cornwall Bridge Rd., Sharon, CT Phone: (860) 364-0520.

7:30am at the Miles Wildlife Sanctuary Free! Join Audubon Sharon Land Manager and birder Mike Dudek for an early morning bird walk around the beautiful Miles WIldlife Sanctuary in search of various warblers, waterfowl and whatever else decides to surprise us! Learn how to identify these birds by sight and/or sound or just enjoy the views! Bring binoculars if you have them. Meet at the parking area by the trail kiosk (drive in the driveway and follow the parking signs the whole way to the end of the driveway.)

Haigh-Brown Vineyards - A Wine Tasting to Benefit the Woodbury FFA


29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4045.

Saturday, June 1, 2013 7pm-9pm.  A Wine Tasting at Haight-Brown Vineyard to Benefit the Woodbury FFA. Tickets are $35 a person and include: A tasting of 11 wines, One full glass of your favorite wine, Your own souvenir Woodbury FFA Alumni wine glass to take home, plus appetizers and desserts, including several cheeses provided by Arethusa Farm in Litchfield. All tickets must be purchased in advance online, and space is limited so click HERE to buy your tickets now! All proceeds from this event go to the Woodbury FFA Alumni Association scholarship fund and to support the Woodbury FFA chapter at the Ellis Clark Regional Agriscience and Technology Program at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury.  The Association, through its affiliation with the National FFA Organization, is a not-for-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. A portion of your ticket purchase may be deductible for federal income tax purposes. Please note: Tickets are not refundable. Thank you in advance for your contribution.

Plymouth Historical Society Offer Walking Tour


572 Main St., Plymouth, CT 06782. Phone: 860-793-6991.

On Saturday, June 1, 10am a Walking Tour of Plymouth Center  (National Register of Historic Places). The Tour features:
1. the Plymouth Burying Ground, with gravestones dating to 1749, and where 38 soldiers from the Revolutionary War are buried,
2. the Green, site of the beautiful 1838 Greek Revival Congregational Church, 3. historic buildings, including where George Washington stayed during the Revolutionary War, and a house that was a stop on the Underground Railroad for
slaves seeking their freedom, and 4. the Carriage Shop Trail on the Land Trust property that leads to the large
stone foundations of the 1850s Shelton Tuttle carriage factory.

The Silo - Culinary Boot Camp

06/01/2013 to 06/02/2013

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

Join the Silo for a two-day culinary boot camp experience with Chef Amanda Cushman and explore the fundamentals of cooking and improve your skills. Subjects and techniques covered include:Braising - Crepes - Fruit Sauces. Grilling - Homemade, Mayonnaise - Knife Skills, Pan Sauces - Roasting - Sautéing, Soups and Stocks - Steaming - Vinaigrettes, Desserts. This hands-on full participation program is suitable for students of all levels. Beginners in the kitchen will learn the basics and come away with the confidence to cook independently. Those with some experience will broaden their culinary knowledge, and acquire valuable tips and insight so they can take their culinary ventures to a new level. During your free time take a tour and enjoy a tasting at Hopkins Vineyard located on the shores of Lake Waramaug.  Use your two-day pass at Phys Ed, New Milford's newest Sports Club and Fitness Center.  Enjoy a hike on one of our local trails. The course fee is $450 per erson.  Two for $850.  Class is limited to 16 participants. Fee covers instruction and all materials, recipes, ingredients and beverages used in class, and two-day pass to Phys Ed, New Milford's newest health and fitness center. All participants will take home a Silo apron, Wusthof Classic 7" Santoku hollow-edge knife, and a copy of Amanda's cookbook, "Simple Real Food."  You are encouraged to bring your own chef's knife.  Click here for information on area lodging.


Washington Business Association Hosts Community Day--June 1, 2013


Green Hill Rd., Washington Depot, CT 06794. Phone: 860-868-7395.

The Washington Business Association is sponsoring its 3rd annual Community Day on Saturday, June 1st from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in The Depot! Just follow the scent of Averill Farm's Apple Cider Donuts to find the Farmers Market and then listen for the beat of the drums to locate the Institute for American Indian Studies booths.  In front of the Town Hall there will be dozens of businesses, service providers and non-profits that will have information, giveaways and items for purchase. The "Town Hall Girls" will be cooking hamburgers and hotdogs for a donation to the Washington Community Fund, the Food Market will be selling grinder/chip/drink packages and scooping free ice cream cones, or get a bite to eat at The Pantry while enjoying the Folk Fest under the tent on the Titus Park Green plus lots more! Browse through all the brick and mortar shops and check out their specials for the day.  Wendell Minor will be signing copies of his newest book at the Hickory Stick Bookshop from 1pm to 3pm, QuoVadis will be having a sidewalk sale and a free gift with every purchase, free balloons /soap samples and expired medication disposal at the Pharmacy. Washington Supply will be celebrating their Grand Re-Opening with discounts and give-a-ways and there will be wine and cheese tasting at the Washington Liquor Store. So plan on spending the day or just a couple of hours and discover all the hidden treasures Washington has to offer!  See you there on Saturday June 1st!

Southbury Ladies Auxiliary of the Soutbury Volunteer Fire Dept - Town-wide Tag Sale


Town Green, 775 Main St. South, Southbury, CT 06488. Phone: 203-262-0615.

On Sat. 9 a.m - 3 p.m. around the gazebo on the Southbury Green. Individuals have rented spaces to see a variety of personal items and handcrafts and additionally several community organizations will be represented.  Also Touch a Truck station in the parking area 10 a.m to 2 p.m. The Lades Auxiliary will offer coffee, a bake table and light breakfast items in the morning and musical entertainment in the gazebo from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The auxiliary will offer hot dogs and soft drinks around noon. the rain date is Sunday, June 2nd.