KENT HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S SUNDAY SERIES: "Civil War Medicine" with Dane Deleppo


Kent Town Hall, off Main Street, Rte. 7, Kent, CT Phone: 860.927.4587.

Dane Deleppo will speak as part of the Sunday Series at 2:00 p.m. at the Kent Town Hall on May 18, and will focus on the care given to soldiers in the Civil War. He’ll also share information about the training of doctors, misconceptions about the care, as well as what medical drugs were available and the role that women played in the care of the wounded.

The Kent Historical Society sponsors the Sunday Series every other month September through May. Admission to the Civil War Medicine Program is free, but donations are welcome. For more information please call 860.927.4587

Spring Tractor Show & Farm Open House--Roxbury


102 Painter Hill Road, Roxbury, CT 06783. Phone: 860-354-0649.

On May 18, 2014 from 11AM to 4PM the  annual Spring Tractor Show & Farm Open House will be held this year at Toplands Farm and Double D Living History Farm.  Admission is free.  Tractors and grass-fed beef will be the headliners at the show.  The family oriented event will include a tour of the farm, tractor tours, tractor parade, antique trucks, farm equipment, hay rides and a barbecue featuring Toplands Farm's hormone-free beef and local food, as well as a farm stand with local products.  Check the website for further information.

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Hosts Talk: Inspirations and Influences of 1960s Fashion--Ridgefield


258 Main St., Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-438-4519.

Talk: Inspirations and Influences of 1960s FashionSunday, May 18 · 3 pm to 4:30 pm, Members and children 18 and under · FREE, Non-member, with paid admission to Museum · FREE, Register online. Take a stylish journey back in time with Kate Irvin, Curator of Costumes and Textiles at Rhode Island School of Design, and other notable experts in the field. Panelists will discuss what Museum founder Larry Aldrich knew and appreciated—the connections between fashion and fine art—and how trends in both still resonate today. Mr. Aldrich founded his own fashion line and marketed his first dress collection in 1927. He went on to enjoy forty years of prominence and success in the fashion industry before retiring to focus on the Museum's growth.

Ridgefield Community Center - May Senior Luncheon


316 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-6962.

May Senior Luncheon - Monday, May 19th, 12 to 2 pm. Ridgefield Community Center, 316 Main Street. Have a delightful catered lunch from Sagi Cucina Italiana. Lunch is $10.00. Please call 203-438-6962 to RSVP.   Many thanks to Fairfield County Bank for their sponsorship.    

Beardsley and Memorial Library - Homebrew Beer Workshop


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

Home brew a great beer– Learn how to craft your own beer with Mark and Tess Szamatulski of Maltose Express, Connecticut’s largest brewing and wine making supply store, at Beardsley and Memorial Library on April 25, 2014, between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The Szamatulskis’ will demonstrate how to brew beer with proper equipment and ingredients. Join the Szamatulskis’ and become more knowledgeable about making and tasting beer. Attendees must be 21 years or older to attend class. Register for this program at 860-379-6043.  This program is free and open to the public.

White Memorial Foundation CHILDREN'S PROGRAM: ARTinNATURE


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

Students will create site-specific nature inspired sculptural installations from off-trail wooded, field and streambed natural materials. The workshop is designed to be collaborative and innovative in the spirit of artist naturalist Andy Goldworthy. This is designed to be 100% Hands-ON FUN!!!! A. B. Ceder Room, 3:15 P.M. - 5:15 P.M., Members: $25.00 per program, Non-members: $30.00 per program. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

Mattatuck Museum - Histories Bites: They Way They Work Us


144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT Phone: 203 753-0381 ext. 130 .

On Thursday noon to 1 p.m. Jeremy Brecher has interviewed, studied, written books, and made films about work and workers for the past forty years. Books like Strike!, a history of peak periods of class conflict in America, and Brass Valley, an account of the brass workers in Connecticut's Naugatuck Valley, have told workers' stories, often in their own words. Brecher’s talk will argue that work is more than simply an activity; it is also a set of relationships -- and that workers have been crucial in shaping those relationships throughout American history. History Bites is a collaborative program co-sponsored by ten area cultural organizations and funded by the Connecticut Humanities Council. Admission is free. Beverages and dessert will be served; attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch or purchase from the Museum’s Cafe. Please register. email:

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: Author John Cilio: Women's Work in WWII--Litchfield


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

On Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 7PM to 8PM at the Oliver Wolcott Library Author John Cilio will talk about his latest book:  Women's Work in World War II.  Cilio combines photographs and the stories of the women who stepped into jobs with either no experience or minimal training in order to keep America running. Women diligently trained to become excellent machinists, carpenters, meteorologists, radio broadcasters, farm workers, nurses and munition specialists.  A wine and cheese reception will follow the event.  The author will provide books for sale and signing.  Space is limited. Registration is required. 

History Bites At Mattatuck Museum Hosts Jeremy Brecher, Historican


144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-753-0381.

On Thursday, May 22, 2014 the History Bites Series continue with Mattatuck Museum hosting Jeremy Brecher, historian:  The Way They Worked Us.  Jeremy Brecher has interviewed, studied, written books and made films about work and workers for the past forty years.  The lunchtime lectures will be from 12-1PM.  Free and open to the public.  

White Memorial STAR PARTY!


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

This astronomy program is organized by members of the Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club and the Mattatuck Astronomical Society. Weather permitting; there will be star gazing after the program. 7:30 P.M., Mott -Van Winkle Classroom. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. You are invited to bring your own telescope or binoculars. FREE...Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses.