White Memorial Salty and Fresh: Exploring Aquatic Habitats with the Cedar Island Marina

04/26/2014

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

What a wonderful opportunity we have in store for you! The Ceder Island Marina Research Laboratory from Clinton, CT brings the ocean to you! Our presentation begins with an interactive lecture and introduction to Long Island Sound and its occupants while showing the vertebrate and invertebrate species found there. After the presentation, get up close and personal with the animals via a touch tank. We will then make our way to Ongley Pond to catch and observe the creatures which are native to a fresh water habitat! Limited to 30 participants ages 10 and up. 1:00 P.M. — 3:00 P.M., Meet in front of the A.B. Ceder Room. Members: $10.00 Non-members: $15.00. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

White Memorial Bird Language Club with Andy Dobos and Deneen Bernier

04/26/2014

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

Do you find bird song beautiful? We do. All those sounds are more than mating songs. It's a complicated web of communication describing the needs and warnings of many creatures. Bird language is the study of the songs, calls and body language of birds and other animals giving their running commentary of the world around them. Among other things, they announce the presence of predators and threats. Birders, hunters, photographers and outdoors people can use this understanding to move through the landscape without disturbing the wildlife they came to see as well as predicting the arrival of other animals. We will be sitting outside (very still) so bring an outdoor chair and warm clothes along with a notebook and binoculars. Meet in front of the A.B. Ceder Room, 7:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M., Members: $15.00 Non-members: $20.00, Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

Timexpo Museum The Sixth Annual New York – New England Inter-Regional Spring Meet

04/26/2014

175 Union St., Waterbury, CT Phone: (203) 346-5722 .

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. $10 per car donation is requested (pay day of show) Museum admission is additional. Dash Plaques first 100 cars! Awards! Food and drink available nearby. Region affiliation not required to attend this event, bring a friend! This Show is Rain or Shine.

Seymour Historical Society Civil War Encampment

04/26/2014

59 West St., Seymour, CT Phone: 203-881-2156.

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  10 a.m. public acces to military and civilian camps, 11 a.m. - noon drill demonstrations and camp life,  noon - battlefield cooking demo, 1 - 2 pm - knapsack vs blanket roll demonstration and arms used presentation, 2-3 pm military drill and firing demos, presentation on life of Chinese American solider Joseph Pierce and Camp Life presentations. Members free, non members $5.

Beardsley and Memorial Library - Antique Appraisal Program

04/26/2014

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

Antiques! Learn what is considered an antique in today's marketplace with Jay Kohler and Greg McEldowney, professional antique appraisers at Beardsley and Memorial Library, on Saturday, April 26, 2014, between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Attendees can bring one item each for a FREE verbal appraisal. Categories for appraisal include: decorative arts, furniture, maritime, gold, silver, jewelry, primitives, maps, globes, toys, clocks and watches. This program is free and open to the public.

White Flower Farm Lectures Series: Creating a Deer-Resistant Landscape--Litchfield

04/26/2014

167 Litchfield Rd, Morris, CT 06763. Phone: 860-567-8789.

On Saturday, April 26, 2014 White Flower Farm lecture series continues with Kathy Connelly of Old Saybrook--Creating a Deer-Resistant Landscape.  Talks begin at 10AM and are held in our lecture room at the top of the hill where parking is available.  All lectures have a $15 fee and advance registration is preferred.  Check the website for further information and to register.

Center for Sustainable Living Program: Learn to Keep Bees--Bethlehem

04/26/2014

90 Cabbage Lane, Bethlehem, CT 06751. Phone: 203-266-5595.

On Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 1PM Al Avitabile will lead a class at the Center for Sustainable Living in Bethlehem entitled Learn to Keep Bees.  Mr. Avitabile is an emeritus professor at UConn Waterbury and has co-authored "The Beekeeper's Handbook".  Call to register.  This workshop replaces the April 5th workshop canceled due to snow conditions. 

Institute for American Indian Studies - Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club Presents; A taste of Native America

04/26/2014

38 Curtis Rd., Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-0518.

On Saturday, Please join the Litchfield Hills Archeology Club's first annual Native American dinner featuring traditional foods at the Institute of American Indian Studies Research Center. Doors will open at 5:00 pm with dinner seating at 6:00 pm. The menu includes roast venison, rabbit with wild rice, steamed mussels, garlic mashed potatoes, acorn squash, pumpkin soup and Indian pudding. Non alco- holic beverages included (BYOB if desired). Good food, music and conversation regarding the club’s recent and upcoming archeological excavations will abound. Limited seating. Prepayment and registration required. Please call for reservations. Fee: $50 per person

 

Danbury Museum & Historical Society Presents Herstory Theater

04/26/2014

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

On April 26, 2014 the Danbury Historical Society & Museum presents  Herstory Theater. Returns to the DMHS with another one woman show, Mary Rowlandson, Indian Captive. Abducted by Narragansett Indians during the King Philip War, Mary spent three months as their servant, and wrote the first captivity narrative which became a best seller in 1682. FREE & Open to the Public. 2pm.

Institute for American Indian Studies - Journey of the Universe Film

04/26/2014

38 Curtis Rd., Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-0518.

On Saturday 1 p.m. In honor of Earth Day IAIS will be showing the Emmy award- winning documentary Journey of the Universe: An Epic Story of Cosmic, Earth, and Human Transformation. Weaving together the findings of modern science with cultural traditions of the West, China, Africa, India, and Indigenous Peoples, this documentary ex- plores the human connection to Earth and the cosmos. Join us and become a traveler on a journey from the origins of the universe, the emergence of life, to the rise of humans. Run time: 55 minutes. Fee: Included in regular museum admission: $8 Adults; $6 Seniors; $5 Children; IAIS Members Free.