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.

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

06/01/2016

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

06/01/2016

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.

New Milford Historical Society & Museum Program: Perils, Pitfalls and Triumphs of Running a Small Business in New Milford

06/02/2016

6 Aspetuck Ave., New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-354-3069.

New Milford Historical Society & Museum has planned a program in conjunction with its latest exhibit in the lower gallery entitled:  Perils, Pitfalls and Triumphs of Running a Small Business in New Milford on June 2, 2016 at 7PM.  Four local business people will talk about their own experience.  The panelists will cover the issues faced by the local business community.

Felt sculpture workshop--Flanders Nature Center-Woodbury

06/02/2016

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

FELT SCULPTURE WORKSHOP At Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust. Join Rachel Gerowe of Redbarn Originals for needle felting night at Flanders! Needle felting is an easy-to-learn craft that involves using a barbed needle to sculpt wool. Participants can attend for $10 and choose to either bring their own project to be given guidance and support on or purchase a kit for an additional fee. Assorted kits will be available, ranging in price from $10-$35.On Thursday, June 2nd at 7PM beavers will be featured.
Participants can save $5 if they bring their own needles and foam. Beginners welcome. The class will be held at the Van Vleck house which is located at 5 Church Hill Road in Woodbury.

Torrington Library Hosts Program on The Titanic

06/02/2016

101 Litchfield St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-6684.

A program on the Titanic will tke place June 2, 2016 from 6:30PM to 8PM at Coe Park Memorial Civic Center.  The program, sponsored by Torrington Library covers Titanic from conception to sinking in April 1912.  Admission is free. 

Flanders Nature Center Program: The Birds, Wildlifeand Farm Animals of Iceland--Woodbury

06/02/2016

Flanders Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 203-263-3711 Ext. 10.

Thursday, June 2, 2016 at  7 PM in the  The Studio -- Iceland is often called "The Land of Fire and Ice" because of the many volcanoes, glaciers and spectacular waterfalls that populate the country. The country is also a noted birder's paradise famous for its population of Atlantic puffins, ptarmigan, arctic terns, gyrfalcons and other birds found along Iceland's 3,700 miles of coast. Reindeer, arctic fox, humpback whales and seals can frequently be seen while purebred Icelandic horses first introduced by Norse settlers in the 9th and 10th centuries, Icelandic sheep and goats can be found roaming the farmlands. Naturalists and photographers Barbara and Peter Rzasa will present a slide show of several Icelandic birds, wildlife and farm animals that can be found while traveling Iceland's 832-mile long Ring Road. Call to register.

Music @ the Matt: Joe Flood Band

06/02/2016

144 West Main St. , Waterbury, CT Phone: (203) 753-0381 x130 .

6 p.m. Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joe Flood has traveled a long musical road. He has played with tap dancers in New Orleans, Cuban musicians in Key West, and gypsies in France and Italy. Karen Schoemer writing for the New York Times remarks, "Songs bursting with eccentric characters...a voice that perfectly straddles the fence between country and the blues..." Light food and cash bar. Outdoor seating, weather permitted. For more information visit www.joeflood.net.  Tickets $15/$10/

2016 History Bites Lecture Series: Old Woodbury Historical Society: Another Hundred Years: The Skelly Family and Hurd House

06/02/2016

25 Hollow Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-266-0305.

George Landrey will lead the lecture on June 2, 2016:  Another Hundred Years: The Skelly Family at the Hurd House.  Join the Society as we look at life at the Hurd House through the eyes of the Skelly Family, who occupied the home from 1860-1966.  Michael Francis Skelly was the town's blacksmith and responsible for the building of St. Teresa's Catholic Church.  Learn more about his legacy in this hidden history of the Hurd House. Registration requested bu not required.  Free and open to the public.

The Silo Cooking School @ Hunt Hill Farm Spanish Wine Dinner-Tapas

06/03/2016

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

6:30-9:30pm Chef Anne McClelland, Owner of The First Bite Catering in Litchfield County, CT, has created another fabulous dining experience for The Silo! Chef Anne draws on her culinary and wine education as well as years of experience to pair delicious Spanish wines with delicious and interesting dishes. This tapas style format will give your taste buds a diverse tour of Spanish cuisine and selected Spanish wine varietals.