Beardsley & Memorial Library- History Book Discussion Group: They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the Civil War DeAnne Blanton and Lauren M. Cook

05/28/2013

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

Tuesday, May 28th 6:30 p.m.Discussion Leader: Virginia Shultz-Charette. Free and open to the public, new members welcome!

1st Annnual "Hitting The High Notes" - Danbury

05/29/2013

87 Mill Plain Road , Danbury, CT Phone: 203-748-1716.

Hitting the High Notes   Music & Wine For Body & Soul Wednesday, May 29, 2013 6:00pm –8:00pm
CT Kitchen & Bath, 87 Mill Plain Road - Danbury, CT 06811. $25.00 per person by 4pm May 28th. $30.00 per person at the door. 14 Restaurants showcase their signature dish in an "Amuse Bouche" style with 4 complementing wines to highlight the dishes. Make checks payable to Danbury Music Centre Mail to: Danbury Music Centre, 256 Main St. Danbury CT 06810.

Oliver Wolcott Library Book Talk--"American Canopy"with Author Eric Rutkow--Litchfield

05/30/2013

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


On Thursday, May 30, 2013 from 7-8PM at the Oliver Wolcott Library Eric Rutkow will hold a book talk on his latest book---"American Canopy".  Throughout history trees have played a vital role, but have received little press.  The history of trees in America is no less remarkable than the history of the United States - from the majestic white pines of New England, coveted by the British Crown for use as masts in navy warships, to the orange groves of California, that lured settlers west. Yale doctoral student Eric Rutkow will talk about the relationship      between trees and George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.  Rutkow will lead a broad-ranging discussion that includes the birth of federal environmental protection, the creation of national parks and forests, the famous "Tree Army" of the 1930s, and ceremonial trees, such as the oak tree that was planted on the New Haven Green to celebrate the centennial of Lincoln's birth. Eric Rutkow is a graduate of Yale College and      Harvard Law School. He has worked as a lawyer on environmental issues across three continents. He currently splits his time between New York City and New Haven where, in addition to writing, he is      pursuing a  doctorate in American History at Yale. This program is co-sponsored with the Yale Club of NWCT.  A wine and cheese reception will follow the event.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation--Litchfield

05/30/2013

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

On Thursday, May 30, 2013, 7PM to 8PM at the Oliver Wolcott Library Author Eric Rutkow will host a program:  American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation.  Rutkow will lead a  a broad-ranging discussion that includes the birth of federal environmental protection, the creation of national parks and forests, as well as the famous "Tree Army" of the 1930's. The program is free and open to the public.  Please call to register.

History Bites Lecture Series Continues with History in the Hurd House Herb Garden--Woodbury

05/30/2013

25 Hollow Road, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-266-0305.

On Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Noon the History Bites Lecture Series features the History in the Hurd House Herb Garden with speaker:Sue Cheatham, Educator and Docent.  Lecture is being held at the Old Woodbury Historical Society, Hurd House Museum.  The lunchtime lectures are free and open to the public.  Bring lunch.  Beverages and desserts are provided.  Reservations requested, but not required. 

White Memorial Foundation BIOBLITZ!

05/31/2013 to 06/01/2013

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

In honoring the White Memorial Foundation's 100th Anniversary, Research Director James Fischer has pulled out all the stoppers!!!! What exactly is a BioBlitz? A BioBlitz is a 24 hour event that tallies every species inhabiting our study site. Biologists blitz the area in search of every living species. The BioBlitz finishes with a final count of all the species discovered. The event is open to everyone and it is a thrill to be a participant. Participants can help the scientists count organisms or they can enjoy activities that introduce curious naturalists to every part of our natural world.