Warner Theatre Presents The Sunshine Road Show--Torrington


68 Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-7180.

Parent's Choice Award-winning musical program, The Sunshine Road Show, will be performing at the Warner Theatre's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre Sunday, May 17 at 1 pm. The Sunshine Road Show is an interactive blast of musical fun for the whole family! With a mix of influences from Caribbean to 70's pop-rock, their sound is referred to as, "a little bit of sunshine and a little bit of rock and roll." Created in 1999 by David Verdosci with the help of his wife and kids, The Sunshine Road's brand of music and smiles – designed to be uplifting and refreshing – has been shared with thousands of families throughout the country. The group is thrilled to have performed at a variety of venues, including Sesame Place, Lake Compounce, Six Flags Amusement Park, The Hartford Civic Center, The Brooklyn Children's Museum, The Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament, Give Kids the World Theme Park, Orlando Florida, Radio Disney's "First Noon" Celebration in Tampa and many more. The Show was featured on The Best of Connecticut by NBC Channel 30 and received honorable mention in the international John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Touring for over ten years, the Sunshine Road team believes in the power that music has on children's wellbeing, which is why they have devoted their creativity to developing music that is encouraging, interactive, and of course fun! So get ready to dance, sing and smile as together we make it a "Sunshine Day!"

Flanders Nature Center Spring Edible Workshop--Woodbury


Flanders Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711 Ex. 10.

Flanders Spring Edible Workshop with The 3 Foragers--The 3 Foragers are a family from southeastern Connecticut who has been foraging wild foods and fungi, and blogging about theiradventures, for over seven years. Back by popular demand on Sunday, May 17th they will be returning to Flanders in search of fresh spring greens! They will lead the way on a hunt of the Flanders trails and fields to identify and maybe even taste some of the wild edible plants that grow there that people are also likely to find in their own yard or on their outdoor travels. The group will look for young shoots, flavorful twigs, edible flowers, succulent weeds, roots, and plants. They will learn where to forage, which native and invasive plants are safe to eat, and hear some suggestions on how to add wild food to your diet. Children are welcome. The program starts at 1PM that day at the Flanders Sugar House which is located a quarter mile from the intersection of Flanders and Church Hill Roads in Woodbury. Cost for Flanders members is $10 members and $15 for nonmembers.

Sloane-Stanley Museum Hosts Author Robert Thorson: Stone by Stone and Exploring Stone Walls: Field Guide to New England's Stone Walls


31 Kent Cornwall Rd., Kent, CT 06757. Phone: 860-927-3849.

On May 17, 2015 at the Sloane Museum in Kent Author Robert Thorson will present a program on stone walls.  He will give a lecture, book  singing and stone wall tour from 9AM to 3PM.  Call for further information.

Kent Historical Society - Cultural Treasures of Litchfield County


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

William Hosley, a cultural resource development consultant and frequent lecturer, will speak on "Discovering the Litchfield Hills' Cultural Treasures" May 17 at 2 p.m. in Kent Town Hall as part of the Society's ongoing Sunday Series programs.

Miranda Vineyard Barrel Tasting


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

Sunday May 18,  2015 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. You are cordially invited to attend our Annual Barrel Tasting. A once a year experience which includes: a wine cellar tour with the Winemaker, wine tastings right from the barrel, a glass of wine, our signature glass, gourmet appetizers and LIVE MUSIC.  Tours are at 12, 2 and 4 p.m. $30. per person. Reservations required. Please call 860-491-9906 or click below to reserve your spot.

Kent Historical Society - Cultural Treasures of Kent and the Litchfield Hills


10 Studio Hill Rd., Kent, CT Phone: 860-927-4587.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. William Hosley will speak on the cultural treasures of Kent and the Litchfield Hills

Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club Lecture

05/17/2015 to 05/17/2015

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 8608680518.

Dr. Kevin  McBride & David Naumec: Battlefield Archaeology: The Pequot War (1636-1637) &
King Philip’s War (1675-1676)

Learn how battlefields archaeologists from the Mashantucket Pequot & Research Center identify New England’s earliest battles sites associated with the Pequot War (1636-1637) and King Philip’s War (1675-1676). Join Dr. Kevin McBride,
Director of Research at the Pequot Museum, and military historian David Naumec as they share their experiences and knowledge about the regional history of these conflicts, as well as archaeological results from recent investigations in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and their future work in Massachusetts. McBride is also an associate professor of Anthropology at UConn, and Naumec is a doctoral candidate in history at Clark University.


Litchfield Historical Society Day Long Seminar: The New America: Discovering and Documenting the Immigrant Experience


7 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.

On Monday, May 18, 2015 from 9AM to 4PM at the Litchfield Historical Society a one=day seminar: The New America: Discovering and Documenting the Immigrant Experience.  Registration:  $35 Member, $50 Non-Member.  $15 Box lunch.  Registration is required by May 11th. 

Flanders Nature Center Program: Planting of "Bee Gardens"-Woodbury


Flanders Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-0793.

Landscape Architect Lisa Turoczi, owner of Earth Tones Native Plants Nursery and Landscapes will lead a program on the planting of bee gardens on Tuesday, May 19th at 7PM. She will guide participants through the decision-making process and help them determine which plants are best for their landscape conditions. All her designs use native plants from our area.  $10 for members; $15 non-members.  Register online.

Indian Rock Nature Preserve - Warbler's Wednesday


501 Wolcott Road (Route 69), Bristol, CT Phone: 860-583-1234 .

WARBLER WEDNESDAY will be at Indian Rock Nature Preserve May 20th - 7:30 am. FREE for Members $5.00/per person for Non-Members . Join birders of all ability levels as we explore Indian Rock Nature Preserve for migrant and resident birds.  Walks will be led by experienced ELCCT staff birders: including Executive Director, Scott Heth. Rain will cancel.  Wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for trail walking.  Bring binoculars.  A limited number of loaner binoculars will be available. For more information, please call #860-583-1234 or view our website calendar at www.elcct.org