Sharon Historical Society Art Holds Bus Tour of Historical Sites in Area


18 Main St., Sharon, CT 06069. Phone: 860-364-5688.

The Sharon Historical Society and Museum is pleased to announce an upcoming bus tour of historical sites. Narrated by Ed Kirby the tour will take place on May 21, 2016, leaving from the Sharon Historical Society (18 Main St, Sharon) at 9 am and lasting approximately three hours. Along with stops to explore Iron Industry sites at Beckley Furnace in East Canaan and Lime Rock Furnace #2, historic and geologic points of interest will be pointed out along the drive including the Sharon Green, Calkinstown, White Hollow Road areas and the strong social and industrial connections between Sharon and Lime Rock. The cost to attend is $20 toward payment for the bus. Space will be limited to thirty participants, first come first served. Reservations must be made by Friday May 13.

Crescendo's Spring Concert: Elizabethan Music and the Sounds of Hamlet--Lime Rock


484 Line Rock Rd., Lakeville, CT 06039.

CRESCENDO'S SPRING CONCERTS with Motets and Madrigals by the English Renaissance composers William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Morley, John Wilbye and others, and the world premiere of a commissioned work by Juan Mesa for choir and instruments based on three Hamlet quotes Crescendo Chorus & Soloists - Arcadia Viols Gamba Consort - Larry Wallach, organ
Directed by Crescendo's Founding Artistic Director Christine GevertSun., May 22, 2016, 4 pm Trinity Church Lime Rock - 484 Lime Rock Rd., Lakeville.

American Clock & Watch Museum Offers a Talk by Bob Frishman


100 Maple St., Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-583-6070.

Bob Frishman Talk--Saturday, May 21, 2016 -- In this new two-part program, Bob will discuss his one-of-a-kind Rufus Porter (1792-1884) tall clock. Porter is well-known for his folk-art murals found in homes throughout New England, and is also recognized as a prolific inventor and founder of Scientific American Magazine. Porter's 1832 clock-related patent has been lost, but unusual features of Bob's clock movement could reflect those innovations. American Exhibit2 4For the second part of the talk, Bob will discuss the American exhibit at the 1851 Crystal Palace exhibition in London. He recently purchased a rare 1852 book, American Superiority at the World's Fair, which describes the goods our nation displayed. The program begins at 5:00 p.m. with light refreshments followed by an entertaining talk by Bob Frishman. $5 for members / $10 non-members.

Kent Historical Society- Hike to Molly Fischer Rock


10 Studio HIll Rd., Kent, CT Phone: 860.927.4587.

2 p.m. Please visit for details. To register for the hike please



11 Main St., New Preston, CT Phone: 860.868.0066.

Dawn Hill will host a Flower Arranging Class featuring two fantastic talents in the world of flowers and design: Nicolette Camille of The Little Flower School, and Frances Palmer of Frances Palmer Pottery. Tickets to the class are $350, which includes a limited edition Frances Palmer vase, and all flowers.

Danbury Museum & Historical Society Program: Scoundrels of the Revolutionary War


43 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-743-5200.

Danbury Museum program:  Scoundrels of the Revolutionary War on May 21, 2016 at 2PM will feature Eric Chandler. Check the website for further information.

Friedly Hands Food Bank Hosts 25th Anniversary Silent Auction--Torrington


371 Pinewoods Rd., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-482-3338.

Friendly Hands Food Bank is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year and is hosting a Silent Auction to help fund the nonprofit organization.  Item include an Ovation guitar signed by musician Melissa Etheridge and much more.  The silent auction will be held at 6PM on May 21, 2016 at Chatterley's Banquet Hall Torrington.  Tickets: $25. 

New Morning Market Hosts Anniversary Celebration--Woodbury


129 Main St. North, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-4868.

On Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 11 to 4PM New Morning Market will celebrate their Anniversary.  Four years in the new store and 45 years of providing good food to good people.  Come join in the celebration. 

Ansonia Nature Center Program: Mushroom Identification for Beginners


10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia, CT 06401. Phone: 203-736-1053.

MUSHROOM IDENTIFICATION FOR BEGINNERS – Sat. May 21, 10 am. What are those weird things that pop up in the woods after the rain? Are you mystified by wild mushrooms? Curious? Scared? Or do they make you hungry? Join a foraging family who hunt, photograph, identify, and eat the fungi in New England. The three foragers are from southeast CT and members of the CT Valley Mycological Society, Connecticut–Westchester Mycological Association, and the North American Mycological Association. This program will dispel myths, teach how to safely identify mushrooms, and discuss mycophagy, the cooking and eating of wild mushrooms. Bring mushrooms you find in your yard and we'll use our newly learned skills to identify them.
FEE: $5 per person; please call to register.

Hopkins Vineyard - Annual Barrel Tasting Event

05/21/2016 to 05/22/2016

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

12-5pm. You're invited to our Barrel Tasting event. Enjoy wine and barrel samples with the winemaker and live music by The Hummingbird Band on Saturday and Lee-Ann Lovelace & George Lesiw also Mike Fisher & Acoustic Fish on Sunday. Pam from Plum Brook Chocolate will feature samples on Sunday and Sandra Soucy's hand painted glasses will be at the event on both days. Bring your own picnic or purchase one of our cheese platters. You may also bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Event is rain or shine. Children under 12 are free. No outside alcohol allowed at the event. Admission is $15 per person