Bio-Spiritual Focusing — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

04/22/2016 to 04/24/2016

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

Focusing is a practical and simple technique to help develop creativity and psychological/spiritual growth, improve decision making, reduce stress, and enhance health. Focusing provides a way to bring the body’s sense of grace and God into everyday awareness. Open to beginners as well as present practitioners.

Presenter: Sr. Elizabeth Oleksak, SP and Donna O'Connor

Fees: $175 commuter; $275 private room / private bath (limited, please give second choice); $245 private room / hall bath; $220 shared room / private bath; $205 shared room / hall bath; non-refundable deposit: $50. Scholarship funds available.

Quassy Amusement Park $45 Carload Weekend

04/23/2016 to 04/24/2016

2132 Middlebury Road, Middlebury, CT Phone: 203-758-2913 .

Quassy kicks off its 108th season with a $45 carload special. Up to 10 persons in a vehicle receive an all-day ride wristband for only $45, parking included. Offer valid both days with rides open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Egg hunt for prizes at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 24.

Military Museum of New England Open Turret Days

04/23/2016 to 04/24/2016

125 Park Ave., Danbury, CT Phone: 203-790-9277.

12 noon - 5 p.m. Once a month, April through October, the Military Museum, Inc. opens its doors - literally - to many of our vehicles! Explore the tanks and armored vehicles that were active in our nation's conflicts and experience what it's like to pilot history.  Tips for Open Turret Days: (CANCELLED IF RAINING) Rubber-soled shoes are required to protect our vehicles from too much wear and tear. Be sure to wear clothing that won't get caught on hatches and parts. Watch your head!

Institute for American Indian Studies Workshop: Make a Traditional Bark Basket--Washington, CT


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

Jennifer Lee of Algonkian Heriitage will be at the Institute for American Indian Studies on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 11Am t 3PM for a workshop in which participants will make a traditional bark basket.  $45-$80 depending on the size of the basket.  Registration and prepayment are required. 

The Silo Cooking Class: Chhobi's Culinary Discoveries--New Milford


44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300.

Chhobi Choudhury came to the America in 1984 and started cooking because she had no choice. She started to cook for Babu, her husband, the love of her life. She didn't like prepared foods so she cooked from memories and instincts along with learning from friends on her frequent trips back to India. The Silo Cooking School is fortunate to have Chhobi back again with new recipes from her recent travels that are filled with the spices, flavors and aromas that only she can recreate. Check out our delicious menu.
From Mumbai Region- Pani-Pun filled with herbs, spices, chilies, lime, honey From Southern India Utahappam-savory crepes with uard dahl; From Hyderabad in Central India- Sham-e-Kabab. Each street with a variety of condiments, chutneys, vegetables and herbs Saturday, April 23, from 11 to 2 p.m. Demonstration Class. $85 per person.  Call to register.

Quilt and Needle Art Show at Winchester Center Congregational Church

04/23/2016 to 04/24/2016

Rute 263, Winchester, CT 06098. Phone: 860-379-8900.

Winchester Center Congregational Church's Annual Quilt and Needle Art Show will be held on April 23,2016 from 10AM to 5PM and April 24th from noon to 5PM.  The Farmington River Quilt Project--a 50 foot-long quilt depicting 25 scenic locations along the Wild and Scenic designated portion of the Farmington River will be hung in the Jean Hurlbut Room.  Several items for sale and queen-size quilt for raffle at $2 per ticket.  Admission $5 adults, $3 kids and senior citizens.  Homemade soups and sandwiches available. 

Feast & Festivities at First Congregational Church--Torrington


835 Riverside Ave., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-482-4705.

On Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 4 to 8PM at First Congregational Church of Torrington a Feast & Festivities including dinner and music theatre--1740's style.  Reservations required.  $15 adults, $5 ages 4-12. 

Indian Rock Nature Preserve Hosts Earth Day Weekend Open House--Bristol


501 Wolcott Rd., Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-583-1234.

Earth Day Weekend Open House--Saturday - April 23, 2016 from 10am - 2pm.Spend Earth Day Weekend outdoors with us! Enjoy hikes and hayrides, farm tours and programs, as well as activities related to Earth Day:1. Arts and Crafts 2. Nature Station - Tank animals, birds, activities 3. Farm Animals 5. Tree climbing demonstration 6. Native American activities at the Wig Wams
7. Hay rides 8. Camp/Event information table. Participants can learn more about Indian Rock Summer Camp, see camp demonstrations, take a tour of our facilities and meet our camp staff.

Danbury Chive 3D Block Party


5 Ives Street, Danbury, CT

Starting at: Two Steps Downtown Grille, 5 Ives St., Danbury, CT 06810. Danbury, CT 06810. Charity Bar Crawl and Unofficial chive meetup. 7 p.m. Participants: Two Steps, Pancho's Tacos, Billy Beans, El Ranchero, Parrilla.

Women's Club of Thomaston Sponsoring 2nd Wine Tasting--


Main St., Thomaston, CT 06787. Phone: 203-525-9477.

The Women's Club is sponsoring its 2nd Wine Tasting Night to raise money for scholarships on April 23, 2016 from 5:30PM to 9PM at the Thomaston Fire Department.  Tickets $25 in Advance; $30 at the door.  Local restaurants will provide food and their will be a large selection of wines and craft beer to sample.