Artisan Food Experience at Hopkins Vineyard

08/25/2012

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

11-4 pm. Featuring local "cream of the crop" food vendors. $10 per person, tickets may be purchased at the door.

Music Mountain Features The Whiskey Boys, with Dancing

08/25/2012

Rte 63 & Rte 7, Falls Village, CT 06069. Phone: 860-824-7126.

On Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 6:30PM Music Mountain presents The Whiskey Boys, with Dancing.  Fiddle, Guitar and two voices.  David Delaney, Fiddle and Mark Kilianski, Guitar and guests Lukas Pool, Guitar and Michael Warren, Bass.  The Whiskey Boys plan original and traditional Old Time, Bluegrass and Country music re-harmonized with Jazz, Rock and wit.

50 Years of Flanders: Summer Camp Reunion and Family Nature Day Challenge Open to Flanders’ Summer Campers, Camp Alumni and Families

08/26/2012

Van Vleck Farm and Nature Sanctuary, 5 Church Hill Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711.

On Sunday 1 - 4 p.m. Join other Flanders’ families and friends to experience summer camp fun with farming, art and nature. Let our campers be your guides to the Family Nature Day Challenge at the North Barn, Studio and Sugar House. Ride a wagon to different events, participate and have your Passport Reward Card marked to earn awards and prizes. Top it all off with yummy treats at our Ice Cream Social! 1–3 pm Family Nature Day Challenge North Barn – FARMING Visit the animals; Farm chore challenge; Farm museum scavenger hunt; “Ag Olympics”. Studio – ART Paint your family’s portrait; Craft construction; Art show. Sugar House – NATURE Botany Pond hike to scoop and identify pond life; Name those tracks. 3–4 pm Celebrate and Learn More About Flanders’ 50th! Ice Cream Social. Nature Day Challenge awards; Volunteer recognition. Cost: Free admission for Summer Campers, Camper Alumni and Families.

Meet the North American Porcupine at The Institute for Amiercan Indian Studies

08/26/2012

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

On Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 1PM the Institute for American Indian Studies will hold a program--Meet the North American Porcupine.  North American Porcupines are large, solitary rodents commonly found in New England including Connecticut.  Porcupines are herbivores.  A typical diet consists of twigs, leaves,  buds, nuts, seeds and green plants.  Join CT DEEP licensed wildlife rehabilitator Gerri Griswold for an hour long program.  Call to register.

Music Mountain Afternoon Chamber Music Concert--Falls Village

08/26/2012

Route 7, Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-7126.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 3PM--The Juilliard String Quartet,(Music Mountain Debut),(Underwritten by an Anonymous Donor)
All Tickets: $50,All Beethoven Program,String Quartet in C Sharp Minor, Opus 131 (1826) *(14),String Quartet in A Minor, Opus 132 (1825) *(20).

Barkhamsted Historical Society's One Room Schoolhouse Open House

08/26/2012

Center Hill Road, Barkhamsted, CT 06068. Phone: 860-738-2456.

The Barkhamsted Historical Society's one room schoolhouse, the old Center School on Center Hill Road will be open to the public on August 26, 2012 from 1PM to 4PM.  Come and find out what school was like in the old days.  Ask questions; read the old books; review a high  school entrance exam; try your hand at various toys and games, or do some arithmetic problems on a slate.  All free of charge. Children are especially welcome.

Barkhamsted Historical Society's One Room Schoolhouse Open House

08/26/2012

Center Hill Road, Barkhamsted, CT 06068. Phone: 860-738-2456.

The Barkhamsted Historical Society's one room schoolhouse, the old Center School on Center Hill Road on Sunday, July 29, 2012 from 1PM to 4PM will be open to the public.  Come and find out what school was like in the old days.  Ask questions; read the old books; review a high school entrance exam; try your hand at various toys and games or do some arithmetic problems on a slate.  All free of charge.  Children are especially welcome.

Meet the North American Porcupine

08/26/2012 to 08/26/2012

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

How much wood can a porcupine eat because a porcupine sure can eat wood!

CT DEEP Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator Gerri Griswold has the answer to this question and more! Gerri will introduce everyone to Pacer, an un-releasable Quill Pig in this one hour program which addresses the natural history of one of Connecticut’s most fascinating species and the world’s third largest rodent!

CT Educators may earn 0.1 CEUS

Fee: $6 Adults; $4 Children; IAIS Members Free

 

Beardsley and Memorial Library History Book Discussion Group - Last Call by Daniel Okrent

08/28/2012

40 Munro Place, Winsted, CT 06098. Phone: (860) 379-6043 .

The History Book Discussion Group at the Beardsley and Memorial Library will be discussing Last Call by Daniel Okrent on August 28th at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s Community Room. Books will be available in advance at the Beardsley and Memorial Library, through inter-library loan or may be purchased from your favorite bookstore or online vendor. The complete book list for 2012-2013 selections is available at the library.  Please call the library at (860) 379-6043 for more information.

 


Poetry Open Mic Night at Beardsley and Memorial Library - Winsted

08/30/2012

40 Munro Place, Winsted, CT 06098. Phone: (860) 379-6043.

Thursday, 2 at 6:30 p.m. Calling all poets and poetry lovers! Join author, Kathleen Grimaldi, for a Poetry Open Mic Night on Thursday, August 30, 2012, at Beardsley and Memorial Library.   Kathleen Grimaldi will read poems about Winsted's Highland Lake from her book, like smoke rising, like wind. All attendees are welcome to read their own poetry or recite their favorite poem. Refreshments will be served. This program is free and open to the public. The Beardsley and Memorial Library serves the towns of Barkhamsted, Colebrook and Winchester.