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.

Catherine André 2012 Fall | Winter Trunk Show at Joanna John Collection

03/29/2012 to 04/01/2012

346 Main St, Woodbury, CT Phone: (203) 266-4800.

Thursday, March 29 : 2-6 Friday, March 30 : 10-6 Saturday, March 31 : 10-6 Sunday, April 1 : 10-4. Catherine André Trunk Show.
**Spring/Summer styles available for immediate purchase. Also featured: A D B D Italian chic clothing TZURI GUETA Simple + innovative jewelry SOPHIE DIGARD Exquisite crocheted scarves + handbags At the same time you can view the New Spring Arrivals of The Joannajohn Collection!

Annual Easter Egg Hunt - Bethlehem

04/01/2012

36 Main Street South, Bethlehem, CT 06751. Phone: 203-266-7510.

The Parks and Recreation Dept. will host this event at 1 p.m. on Sunday at The Gallop Field.  Children 1 yrs, to 10 yrs. old may bring a basket to collect eggs.  The Easter Bunny will meet and greet childen and is available for pictures after the hunt.  The fee will be a non-perishable donation to the food bank. (Gallop Field is directly behind Town Hall). In case of inclement weather the Egg Hunt will take place at The Bethlehem Fair Grounds.

Keeler Tavern Museum Hosts Indian Pathway Workshop

04/01/2012

132 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-438-5485.

American Indian Pathways and Their Influence in Connecticut--Discover the origins of Ridgefield's major roads. Many began as Indian Paths and existed long before any settlers arrived from across the Atlantic ocean. On Sunday, April 1st at 4 PM the Keeler Tavern Museum at 132 Main Street, CT will host a  presentation by local historian Brent Colley.  Following his presentation Mr. Colley will be pleased to answer your questions. Mr. Colley will share with us his research on local and regional Indian pathways and how they proved to be the foundation for our current roads and rails.  This program is not only intended for adults but also those budding historians and naturalists of middle school and high school age. Admission is $15 for the General Public, $10 for Museum Members, and $5 for Students  and Children.

Clock Identification Day at American Clock and Watch Museum

04/05/2012

100 Maple Street, Bristol, CT

Do you have an old clock that you'd like to learn more about?  Come to our Clock Identification Day at the museum on Sunday, May 20th between 1:00pm and 3:00pm.  Clock historians and expert repairmen Tom Manning and Mel Brown will be on hand to help the public learn more about the history and rarity of their timepieces.  Fee: $10 per clock (3 clock maximum).  For more info call Colleen at 860-583-6070.

Naugatuck Historical Society Hosts First Thursdays--Inside Naugatuck

04/05/2012

195 Water Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770. Phone: 203-729-9039.

First Thursdays – Inside Naugatuck, April 5, 6-8pm--Join us for an old favorite, "Inside Naugatuck" directed by former Rotary President, Tom Scally. The movie shows the history of the industries and the strengths of the community, filmed in the early 50's. Only $2 a person, free with membership. Refreshments will be available.

BRISTOL FIREFIGHTERS LOCAL 773 at Chili’s - Fundraiser THE NEW ENGLAND CAROUSEL MUSEUM

04/05/2012

1425 Farmington Avenue, Rt. 6, Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860 585-5411.

Bristol Firefighters from IAFF Local 773 will be assisting the Staff and Management of Chili’s Restaurant on Thursday, April 5, 2012, from 6-10 PM, serving your meals and drinks.  If you are happy with the service provided by the Firefighters and would like to make a donation to the New England Carousel Museum, you just need to place your donation in the envelope provided.The firefighters will be joined by TV personalities Scot Haney and Olessa Stepanova from WFSB to greet the diners and help to raise funds for the Carousel Museum in Bristol.  Pucky the mascot from the Connecticut Whales Hockey Team will also be on hand in support of the Museum as well. Please, tip your Chili’s server as you would if the firefighters were not there, Your donation to the Carousel Museum should be in addition to your normal tip.Come on by for a great meal, good company, lots of fun and many raffle prizes. We appreciate your consideration in helping this wonderful organization and hope that you have a merry-go-evening. 100% of all proceeds go to the New England Carousel Museum. Chili’s is located at 1425 Farmington Avenue, Rt. 6, in Bristol. For more information contact the New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Avenue, Bristol, CT.  860 585-5411

 

Gunn Memorial Library/Museum Hosts Judea Garden Speaker Anita Dafonte--Washington, CT

04/05/2012

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

Join us on Thursday, April 5th at 6:30pm in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library as Washington's Judea Garden hosts guest speaker, Anita Dafonte. Using slides from her own garden, Anita will share helpful planting and composting tips in her talk "Eggplants on Parade; Creating a beautiful and productive vegetable garden." Questions on gardening? Email them to info@judeagarden.org and Anita will provide the answer at the lecture. An avid gardener who specializes in unique varieties of vegetables, Anita Dafonte travels the Northeast giving lively and informative demonstrations on how to create a vegetable garden that's both beautiful and productive. She discusses which varieties of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and other vegetables to grow for certain dishes, how to build a rich, organic soil, the tools you'll need and how to incorporate flowers among your vegetables for color and beauty. Anita, who lives and gardens on five acres in Newtown, is the Sales Director for Coast of Maine Organic Products. She graduated last fall from the Maine Compost School of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. She was the Sales Manager for many years of Fine Gardening and the former Kitchen Gardening magazines. "Working at Fine Gardening afforded me the opportunity to travel the country to visit growers and nurseries and home gardens," she says. "I went to every single flower show in the country. I knew every seed catalog company. I was on the Board of Directors of the Mailorder Gardening Association." Perennials are lovely, Anita agrees, but her true passion is for vegetables, as well as vines and the annuals—the nasturtiums, Johnny jump-ups, borage and calendula—she adds to her dishes as ingredients or garnishes. For more on Anita and her gardening, please visit her website at: http://anitadafonte.wordpress.com/ Judea Garden, the Giving Garden is entering its fourth season of providing fresh vegetables to our neighbors in need.  Located in Steep Rock's Macricostas Preserve and supported by St John's Church and the Town of Washington, Judea Garden and its volunteers have grown and distributed over 10,000 pounds of fruit and vegetables to local food banks.  Volunteers are vital to this project and any level of experience and any number of hours are welcome.  Come join us and make a difference.  For more information contact Denise Arturi at 860 868-2880 or info@judeagarden.org. This program is free and open to the public.   Registration is recommended.

Warner Theatre Presents Capitol Steps--Torrington

04/06/2012

68 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-7180.

On Friday, April 6, 2012 at 8PM at the Warner Theatre Capitol Steps returns just in time for the 2012 presidential campaign season.  Experience the comedic wit of this troupe of ex-congressional staffers as they lampoon everyone and everything in Washington.  Through song parodies and comedy sketches no party or topic is safe from these congressional cut-ups.  Check the website for further information.