Food, Glorious Food: Eating with Intention and Compassion — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

05/17/2014 to 05/17/2014

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

The personal and societal benefits of eating with intention and compassion are part of our contemporary consciousness in a new way. These will be the considerations of an engaging interfaith program featuring keynote speaker William Duesing, founder and former Executive Director of the Connecticut Chapter of NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association). Two panel discussions will follow: 1) Patrick Horan of Waldingfield Farm, John Morosani of Laurel Hill Farm, and Shamu Sadeh of Adamah Farm will speak about food production as it relates to human health, animal welfare and protection of the land; and 2) Rabbi Natan Margalit, author Organic Torah website and Rabbi of the Greater Washington Coalition for Jewish Life, and Rev. Susan McCone, Rector of St. John's Church, Washington, CT, will address the moral and spiritual aspects of food. A question and answer period and refreshments will follow.

This program is a collaboration between Wisdom House and the Greater Washington Coalition on Jewish Life.

Open to the public. Donations are accepted. Pre-register either by email: or phone Wisdom House at 860-567-3163


St. Michael's Episcopal Church Hosts Red, White & Blue Serivce to Honor Military Men/Women-Litchfield


On The Green, Litchfield, CT 06759.

On Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 3PM, Litchfield's St. Michael's Episcopal Church will host a non-denominational Red, White & Blue service to honor our military men and women.  A reception in the Community House will follow open to all.  The theme for this year's event is the 150th anniversary of the Civil War; members of the 2nd CT Heavy Artillery  will be in attendance and Union soldiers who "Mustered in" on the Litchfield Green in 1862 will be remembered.

Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden Workshop: Raising Chickens & Benefiting the Garden--Bethlehem


9 Main St., Bethlehem, CT 06751. Phone: 203-266-7596.

On Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 2-3:30PM at the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden the first in a series of montly landscape workshops led by site horticulturist George McCleary will be held.  Entitled:  Raising Chickens & Benefiting the Garden the workshop will focus on the basics of raising a small poultry flock and incorporating the birds into one's garden.  $20 per person.  Reservations are recommended.  Check the website for further information.

McLaughlin Vineyards Sunday Wine Tasting -- Sandy Hook


14 Albert's Hill Rd., Sandy Hook, CT 06482. Phone: 203-426-1533.

Wine Tasting and music by Liz and The Crickstones at McLaughlin Vineyards on  Sunday,May 18, 2014 from 1-4PM.  Call to register.

Lakeville Hose Company Hosts Chicken Barbecue


Route 44, Lakeville, CT 06039. Phone: 860-435-9981.

On Sunday, May 18, 2014 the Lakeville Hose Company will sponsor an open pit charcoal chicken barbecue at The Lakeville Firehouse.  Eat in or take out.  $12 adults, $10 seniors and $6 children.  Delivery available.  Call to order. 

Warren Volunteer Fire Company Hosts Pancake Breakfast


Sackett Hill Rd., Warren, CT 06754. Phone: 860-868-2187.

On Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 7:30AM to 11AM at the Warren Community Center the Women's Auxiliary of the Warren Volunteer Fire Company will hold a pancake breakfast.  The all-you-can-eat menu will feature plain or blueberry pancakes, sausage, orange juice, coffee and tea.  $5 adults, $2 children ,ages 3 and under eat free.  Proceeds will benefit the auxiliary scholarship fund.

Blessings for Bikes and Bikers--Woodbury


Main Street, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-2846.

Woodbury's First Congregational Church will hold a Blessing of the Bicycles--and their riders on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 10AM.  The event is open to all regardless of religious belief, riding experience, or brand of bike!  Children are welcome. 

Gunn Museum Washington To End All Wars: Music of World War One


5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT

1 p.m. Rick Spencer will perform both well-known and obscure songs of the period along with a discussion of the issues, events, and personalities of First World War. 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of World War One, which claimed over 10 million lives and came to be called "The War to End All Wars". The folk and popular songs of the period were patriotic and inspiring. Some were filled with pathos, describing tragedy, loss, and the fears and hopes of those who were affected.

Memorial Day Parade - Bethel


Hub Shopping Center, Bethel, CT

At 12:00 noon a wreath placing ceremony will take place at the monument in PT Barnum Square then the contingency will march to Center  Cemetery to place a wreath at the monument there. The parade starts at 2:00 PM  in front of the Hub Shopping Center and American Pride LLC. The parade route heads up Greenwood Ave. turning left at PT Barnum Square and Left again onto  School Street ending in front of the monument at the Municipal Center.


Newtown Historical Society Presents: Open House and Pottery Demonstration at The Matthew Curtiss House


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

Sunday, May 18, 2014  12:00 - 4:00 pmJoin us as Reggie DeLarm, of East Knoll Pottery sets up her potter's wheel in our backyard. Reggie will demonstrate the art of making hand-thrown yellow ware pottery using historically correct clays, glazes, designs and applications. If the weather does not cooperate, Reggie will be inside demonstrating Slip Trailing.