Nature’s Bounty; Foraging for a healthy lifestyle

05/15/2016 to 05/15/2016

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 8608680518.

Locally grown organic food tastes better and is free of dangerous chemicals but what about wild plants?  Right in your backyard are many types of wild edibles that are not only delicious but scientific evidence has shown to contain higher and more complete amounts of the nutrients we need. 

Join Andy Dobos and Deneen Bernier of Three Red Trees School of Natural Living as they explore some common, edible  plants of Connecticut.  Learn to identify them by shape, texture and scent and discuss preparation methods to please your palate.   

Fee:  $15; $12 IAIS Members

 

 

Flanders Nature Center Program: Birds and Other Wonders of Whittemore Sanctuary--Woodbury

05/17/2016

Flanders Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711 Ext. 10.

On Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 7PM in The Studio on Church Hill Rd. Naturalist Chris Wood will show photos and natural history information to demonstrate the importance of land preservation and conservation locally, regionally and globally.  Call to register. $10 members/ $15 non-members. 

Wisdom House Program: Toxic, Radioactive Fracking Waste: How to Protect Your town with Local Municipal Ordinance--Litchfield

05/17/2016

229 East Litchfield Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3163.

Wisdom House & Conference Center Presents - Toxic, Radioactive Fracking Waste: How to Protect Your Town with a Local Municipal Ordinance Tuesday, May 17, 2016--7-8:30pm. Hydraulic fracturing for shale gas in Pennsylvania is producing billions of gallons of liquid wastes and hundreds of millions of tons of solid wastes. Toxic, radioactive waste from Pennsylvania has been shipped by tanker truck to 8 states, and Connecticut is targeted for future delivery. As early as July 2017, the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) will be submitting regulations for review. We hope that you will be able to join us. Please RSVP by May 16.

Imagination Nation - Bread and Butter Acoustic Music and Old Tyme Fiddlers

05/18/2016

One Pleasant St, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-314-1400.

Old Tyme Fiddlers - 10:00 am - 10:30 am Jump start your day with some fiddling and dancing. From 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm join us for acoustic music performed by Bread and Butter at 12pm

Barnes Nature Center Workshop: Natural Lawn Care--Bristol

05/18/2016

175 Shrub Road, Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-589-6082.

Natural Lawn Care Workshop--Wednesday, May 18, 2016 from  6:00pm - 8:00pm at the Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center. Aimee Petras, Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Farmington River Watershed Association wants you to get your lawn in shape without using chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Skeptical? Join us as Aimee outlines tips for mowing, seeding, watering and ways to manage common weeds and pests that can complicate natural lawn care. FREE event.

White Memorial Conservation Center Program: Yoga in the Garden--Litchfield

05/18/2016

Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-0857.


May 25, 2016--Yoga in the Garden. In the garden behind the White Memorial museum, we will practice gentle, Vinyasa yoga as we listen to the birds, feel the morning breezes, and celebrate the warmth of the summer sun. Class will be followed by a brief guided meditation for those who would like to participate. This is an all levels, all ages program and requires no prior yoga or meditation experience! Recent studies have shown the benefits of yoga, which include stress reduction, improvement in strength, flexibility, and balance. Please bring a mat and water (and sunscreen/bug repellant if desired). Each class is $10. Come to one, several, or all!! A portion of these proceeds will go to the White Memorial Conservation Center. For information, Please call 860-309-9489.

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: French Chic Living wih Author Florence deDampierre-Litchfield

05/19/2016

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

On Thursday, May 19, 2016 Author Florence deDampierre, a Litchfield resident, will talk about her latest book:  French Chic Living.  The book is overflowing with time-tested advice and conventional Gallic wisdom for everything from setting up he bar and brewing the perfect cup of tea to selecting a variety of cheeses for he well-balanced platter.  A wine and cheese reception will follow the event.  Hickory Stick Bookshop will provide books for sale and signing.  Registration is required.

Flanders Nature Center Program: Needle Felting--Woodbury

05/19/2016

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

For Adults--Rachel Gerowe of Redbarn Originals will lead a workshop on needle felting an easy-to-learn craft that involves using a barbed needle to sculpt wool. The featured kit of the month is raccoons. People also have the option of choosing from a large variety of other available kits ranging in price from $15 to $35.Most kits include enough materials to make one sculpture in class and another at home. Participants can save $5 if they bring their own needles and foam. Have your own needle felting project going? For $10 bring it to class and receive guidance and support on it. Dates/Times: Thursday, May 19 /7 PM. Location: The Van Vleck House. Cost: Varies from $15-$35 depending on kit chosen.

Scoville Library Program: The White Hart Speaker Series: Imagine Me Gone--Salisbury

05/19/2016

38 Main St., Salisbury, CT 06068. Phone: 860-435-2838.

Thursday May 19, 2016 at   6:00. The White Hart Speaker Series presents "Imagine Me Gone"
by author Adam Haslett,  in collaboration with Oblong Books & Music and the Scoville Memorial Library. Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist Haslett  presents a ferociously intimate story of a family facing the ultimate question: how far will we go to save the people we love the most? When Margaret's fiancé, John, is hospitalized for depression in 1960s London, she faces a choice: carry on with their plans or back away from the suffering it may bring her. She decides to marry him. This is the unforgettable story of what unfolds from this act of love and faith. their eldest son, Michael, a brilliant, anxious music fanatic who makes sense of the world through parody. Over the span of decades, his younger siblings struggle along with their mother to care for Michael's increasingly troubled and precarious existence. MEETS AT  THE WHITE HART INN, 15 Undermountain Rd., Salisbury, CT.

he White Hart Speaker Series presents "Imagine Me Gone"

05/19/2016

15 Undermountain Rd., Salisbury, CT

6 p.m. Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist Haslett presents a ferociously intimate story of a family facing the ultimate question: how far will we go to save the people we love the most? When Margaret's fiancé, John, is hospitalized for depression in 1960s London, she faces a choice: carry on with their plans or back away from the suffering it may bring her. She decides to marry him. This is the unforgettable story of what unfolds from this act of love and faith. their eldest son, Michael, a brilliant, anxious music fanatic who makes sense of the world through parody. Over the span of decades, his younger siblings struggle along with their mother to care for Michael's increasingly troubled and precarious existence. Adam Haslett is the author of the short story collection You Are Not a Stranger Here, His books have been translated into eighteen languages, and he has received the Berlin Prize from the American Academy in Berlin, the PEN/Malamud Award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations. He lives in New York City.