Great Mountain Forest- Deep Travel: How to Journey Like Henry David Thoreau

03/18/2017

9 Greenwoods Rd., Norfolk, CT Phone: (860)542-5075.

4 pm. @ Norfolk Library. Join David K. Leff for "Deep Travel: How to Journey Like Henry David Thoreau," a slide illustrated talk that opens a window into the Concord naturalist's way of approaching a trip, or what he would call an "excursion." Learn how Thoreau prepared, why he chose particular means of travel, his technique for close observation of people and nature, and the impact of travel for life on return. Although Thoreau never used the term deep travel, it well describes his expansive and enriching way of experiencing places near and far. You too can travel like Thoreau. Learn how.

New England Carousel Museum CHAPARRALS LIVE AT THE CAROUSEL MUSEUM

03/18/2017

95 Riverside Ave, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-585-5411.

7pm-11pm the music and dancing are open to the public! Cover is $12 per person. Reserve a seat and come to listen with friends and loved ones or come and make some fun new friends! Our beautiful large wooden dance floor will bring you to tap your toes or give a twirl. Join us for some fun! Call 860-585-5411 to reserve a table or pay in advance.

White Memorial Foundation Museum The History and Practice of Falconry with Gerri Griswold and Brian Bradley

03/18/2017

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

Gerri Griswold and Master Falconer, Brian Bradley team up for an overview of the many brilliant facets of this ancient sport. Griswold takes you through Falconry's history through its origins believed to be in Mesopotamia to the modern day hunters of Mongolia hawking wolves with their Golden Eagles. Learn about some commonly used idioms and words in our language with their roots in falconry. Bradley will discuss the human / bird relationship, techniques and equipment used in training and weather permitting, will send one of his birds on a flight. www.skyhuntersinflight.com 2:00 P.M., A. B. Ceder Room, Members: $20.00, Non-Members: $30.00, pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

Creating Dementia-Friendly Faith Communities — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

03/18/2017 to 03/18/2017

229 E. Litchfield Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3163.

This workshop is designed to help faith communities reach out to its members affected by
Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Learn about this illness, how to recognize people in your
community who are showing early signs, develop a plan for continued inclusion and contribute
to the life of people and their care partners. The program will benefit anyone involved in
pastoral care.

Presenter: Maureen Matthew, RN, PhD


Fee: $50 per person (includes lunch).  Non-refundable deposit: $25

Oliver Wolcott Library Spring Fling Party

03/19/2017

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

1 - 2 pm. For Children in Grades K-6 It's time to think about flowers blooming, birds chirping, and sun shining! Come dressed in your favorite outfit and listen to stories filled with rabbits, ducks, and birds. There will be plenty of craft stations to celebrate the new season!

Harwinton Historical Society “Daughters of Afghanistan”

03/19/2017

80 Bentley Dr., Harwinton, CT

"Daughters of Afghanistan" is a documentary made over several years by an American filmmaker. It explores the challenges to several women during the Afghan wars and during the Karzai administration. It focuses on the first Minister of Women's Affairs during the Karzai administration, Dr. Sumar. As an outspoken advocate of equality for women, she was soon sidelined by political opponents and religious authorities. The documentary demonstrates the difficulty of achieving gender equality in very traditional societies. Bruce Burnett will lead the discussion in conjunction with the documentary and as a follow-up to the recent program "Road to 9-11" The program will take place on Sunday, March 19,2017 at the Harwinton Library from 2:00 – 4:00 PM. There is no fee, however, donations are welcome. Registration is not necessary.

Hopkins Vineyard Vino and Paint with Patty

03/19/2017

25 Hopkins Rd., New Preston, CT Phone: 860-868-7954.

$35. 1-3 pm. Sign up to paint with Patty, at our paint bar, relax and enjoy a glass of wine. No experience required. Fun for the absolute beginner or the seasoned artist. Each date is structured around a specific painting. This class will feature "Color my World" canvas painting. Patty will instruct and guide you step by step. It's easy and stress free. All materials are included plus a glass of wine. You may bring your own snacks.

Miranda Vineyards Lushes Ladies Night

03/19/2017

42 Ives Rd., Goshen, CT Phone: 860-491-9906.

5 pm - 7:30 pm. You are cordially invited to enjoy a night of pampering and indulgence for Ladies Only. $30.00 admission includes: one glass of wine, a Psychic Reading, a make up consultation, a Botox session, appetizers, dessert, door prizes, some shopping and more! Seating limited. Reservations only. Call 860-491-9906 or reserve online.

Open House at the Matthew Curtiss House Museum

03/19/2017

44 Main St, Newtown, CT Phone: 203-426-5937.

12 noon - 4 pm. Step back in time with a tour of Newtown's very own house museum. Being built in the mid-1700s, the house witnessed, as a private residence, more than 250 years of Newtown's history.

Kent Historical Society Rods and Chains

03/19/2017

41 Kent Green Blvd., Kent, CT Phone: 860-927-4587.

2 pm. Kent Town Hall. Michael-John Cavallaro, historian and author will discuss the story of Edmund Lewis, surveyor of the towns of New Milford, Kent and Warren: Surveying our towns, and the process of land division. The lecture will help give context to the Society's 2017 summer exhibit "The Founders of Kent." Free to members; $5 suggested donation for non-members.