Ridgefield Community Center - March Senior Luncheon


316 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-6962.

March Senior Luncheon - Monday, March 24th, 12 to 2 pm. Ridgefield Community Center, 316 Main Street. Enjoy a catered lunch from Bailey's Backyard, An American Farm-To-Table Restaurant. Lunch is $10.00. Please call 203-438-6962 to RSVP.   We are so grateful for the sponsorship of Dan & Annette O'Brien. Speaker is Rudy Marconi, Ridgefield's 1st Selectman. 

Indian Rock Nature Preserve and Barnes Nature Center - Pysanky: Ukrainian Egg Decorating Class


501 Wolcott Road, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-589-8200.

Tuesday - March 25, 2014 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Marilyn Keurajian will teach the ancient art of Ukrainian egg decorating called Pysanky.  Get hands-on experience using the unique techniques needed to created these colorful masterpieces. Registration is required and is on a first come, first serve basis.  Call as soon as possible to reserve your seat at this special event.

Beardsley and Memorial Library - March History Book Club will be discussing Adams vs. Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800


40 Munro Place, Winsted, CT Phone: 860-379-6043 .

The History Book Discussion Group at the Beardsley and Memorial Library will be discussingAdams vs. Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800 by John Fehrling on March 25th at 6:30 p.m.in the library’s Biography Room. Books will be available in advance at the Beardsley and Memorial Library, through inter-library loan or may be purchased from your favorite bookstore or online vendor. The complete book list for 2013-2014 is available at the library. Please call the library at (860) 379-6043 for more information.

New Milford Farmland & Forest Preservation Committee Hosts Farmers


11 Railroad Street, New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-9907.

On Wednesday evening, March 26, 2014 from 7-9PM the New Milford Farmland & Forest Preservation Committee will hold a meeting at The Railroad Station.  The meeting is free and open to all area farmers and general public.  Kathleen Johnson, NRCS District Conservationist will speak on the New Farm Bill and possible funding opportunities for farmers.  Also, speakers Matt and Amanda Freund, Freund Farm and John Stoddard. 

History Bities Lecture Series -- Ben March & Ken Assard -- New Spin on the Old Family Farm--Bethlehem


48 East Street, Bethlehem, CT 06751. Phone: 203-266-5196.

On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at noon the Old Bethlehem Historical Society hosts a History Bites Lecture featuring Ben March and Ken Assard -- New Spin on the Old Family Farm.  The lecture site is the Church of the Nativity.  Lecture is free and open to the public.

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: Author Vivien Shortwell's Vienna Nocturne


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

On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 7PM Author Vivien Shotwell will talk about her book:  Vienna Nocturne.  Set in London, Italy, and Vienna, this debut novel is an aching, exhilarating love story that brings to life two extraordinary figures--thirty year old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and a young English soprano, Anna Storace who was his muse.  A wine and cheese reception will follow the event.  Hickory Stick Bookshop will provide books for sale and signing.  Space is limited.  Registration is required. 

CONNfection Connecticut Food and Wine Showcase


100 East Main Street, Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-346-2009.

The Waterbury Neighborhood Council will host the second annual CONNfection event, a showcase featuring Connecticut made food and wine, on Thursday, March 27, from 6p.m. – 9p.m. at the Palace Theater in Waterbury. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased by phone at 203-346-2000, online at www.palacetheaterct.org, or in person at the Box Office, 100 East Main Street in Waterbury. CONNfection attendees will have the delight of sampling some of the best home grown and homemade products that Connecticut has to offer, including pasta, sausages, artisanal breads, gourmet olive oils, specialty condiments and relishes, biscotti, cookies, chocolates, cupcakes and more. Guests will also have the opportunity to sample a variety of beer and wine from local breweries and vineyards.

Goshen Players Presents I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

03/28/2014 to 04/12/2014

2 North Street, Goshen, CT 06756. Phone: 860-491-9988.

"I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" by Joe DiPietro with Music by Jimmy Roberts.  Old Goshen Town Hall, 2 North Street, at the Rotary Junction of Routes 4 and 63, Goshen, CT  06756. March 28th, 29th, April 4th, 5th, 11th & 12th at 8:00 pm; March 30th and April 6th at 5:00 pm. Tickets $22 each. Behold the truths and myths behind that conundrum known as "the relationship." This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance and to those who have dared to ask, "What are you doing Saturday night?"

Haight-Brown Vineyards Winemaker's Tasting


29 Chestnut Hill Road, Litchfield, CT 06750. Phone: 860-567-4045.

Noon to 1:30 p.m. Exclusive Winemaker's Tasting hosted by Jacques van der Vyver, Haight-Brown Vineyards new winemaker. HBV will be pairing wines with sweet and savory food items.  Jacques will share his knowledge on the taste, smell and ultimately the enjoyment of HBV’s delicious wine. It’s a chance to meet and spend time with Jacques and have an opportunity to learn about HBV wines and ask all those questions you always wanted to ask!

Danbury Museum & Historical Society Hosts Whole Lotta History Luncheon


43 Main St., Derby, CT 06810. Phone: 203-743-5200.

WHOLE LOTTA HISTORY LUNCHEON with author Sarah Rose: For All The Tea in China on Saturday, March 29, 2014.Seating begins at 11:30. $25 admission includes buffet lunch menu provided by Two Steps Downtown Grille & Ciao! Catering
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Call 203.743.5200 or email info@danburymuseum.org In 1848, the British East India Company, having lost its monopoly on the tea trade, engaged Robert Fortune, a Scottish gardener, botanist, and plant hunter, to make a clandestine trip into the interior of China---territory forbidden to foreigners---to steal the closely guarded secrets of tea horticulture and manufacturing. For All the Tea in China is the remarkable account of Fortune's journeys into China-a thrilling narrative that combines history, geography, botany, natural science, and old-fashioned adventure.