Flanders Nature Center Identifying Trees Through Bark


5 Church Hill Rd, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711 .

Naturalists Barbara and Peter Rzasa will teach participants how to identify trees primarily by their bark but also by leaves and fruit. The program consists of a short lecture followed by a two-mile hike through Flanders's woodland trails that includes a large variety of hardwoods and softwoods. Participants will learn about a system for classifying bark characteristics into different types, and for using bark to identify tree species. Dates/Times: Saturday, June 17 | 9:30 AM Location: The Sugar House Cost: $10 for members/$15 for non-members

Cyrenius Booth Library Summer Tea


25 Main St, Newtown, CT Phone: (203) 426-4533.

2 pm - 3:30 pm. Tea and light refreshments will accompany a lecture on Victorian Fashion by Susan J. Jerome. Please dress up if you like.

Hickory Stick Bookshop Book Signing with artists


2 Green Hill Rd, Washington Depot, CT Phone: (860) 868 0525.

The Hickory Stick Bookshop will host a signing with artists Kristin Muller, Tommy Simpson, and Jacklyn Scott in honor of their new book Making Good: An Inspirational Guide to Being an Artist Craftsman (Schiffer Publishing, $29.99) on Saturday, June 17th at 2pm. Forty-one craftspeople answer the questions of who, what, when, where, and how he or she started and maintains a career in the arts. Accompanied by more than 260 photos showing the artists, their work spaces, and their creations, each interview gives experience-based answers to anyone interested in the lives of artists. For students and career changers to makers at all levels, this resource captures insight into the entrepreneurial nature of living a life in the arts--and the choices, bits of luck, joys, and tenacity one needs to overcome hurdles in useful and surprising ways. The 41 artists from across the United States work in many types of media; they include, for example, woodturner Dixie Biggs, fiber artist Carol Eckert, metalsmith Pat Flynn, glass artist Judith Schaecter, and ceramist Mara Superior. As their answers unfold, what develops is a collection of independent voices that follow unique, creative journeys in the arts, despite the twists and turns life takes. This distillation of expertise is a valuable resource to all who are considering a creative career.

Newtown Food Truck Festival


3 Primrose St, Newtown, CT Phone: (203) 364-7205.

Fairfield Hills Campus. Saturday, June 17th 11 AM to 5 PM at Fairfield Hills. 15+ Food Trucks, Live Music, Craft Beer, Tag Sale by Newtown CT Rotary Club, Kids Activities and Local Vendors. Hosted by and benefiting The Chamber of Commerce of Newtown, Newtown Parks & Recreation and The NYA Sports & Fitness Center

Scoville Memorial Library Saturday Movie in the Children's Room: Finding Dory


38 Main St, Salisbury, CT Phone: 860-435-2838.

1 pm Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss about every 10 seconds. One thing she does remember is that she became separated from her parents as a child. With her Friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory begins an epic journey to find them. Her adventure brings her to the Marine Life Institute, a conservatory that houses diverse captive ocean species. Dory now knows that her family reunion can only happen if she can save mom and dad from captivity. This is the sequel to "Finding Nemo" in beautiful 3-D animation.

White Flower Farm Annual Open House


167 Litchfield Rd., Litchfield, CT

9 am - 5 pm.  Mark your calendar to help us celebrate our 67th Anniversary at our Annual Open House. Take a guided tour of our gardens, enjoy fruit, tea sandwiches, and fresh iced tea as you mingle with a company of friends and members of the Wadsworth family, owners of White Flower Farm. While you're here, we hope you'll take the time to shop for great additions to your garden and landscape. Free.

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Family Workshop with Adam Handler


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

10 am to 3 pm,, 10 am to 12 noon; children ages 2 to 5, 1 to 3 pm; children ages 6 to 10. Free for visitors of all ages
Celebrate the upcoming summer solstice by painting and drawing your favorite plants and flowers! Experiment with pastels, tempera, and ink to create vibrant stems, petals, and leaves of different shapes, colors, and sizes. Then, surround your blooms with words that describe the smells, sounds, and feelings of summer, creatively combining text and image just like the current Aldrich exhibiting artists.

Ridgefield Playhouse Living Compassion: The Dalai Lama’s Life Story in Music, Words, and Pictures


80 E Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5795.

8 pm. In this special first time ever event, Tencho Gyatso, niece of the Dalai Lama reveals the Dalai Lama's life in a stunning visual presentation woven together with her highly personal and heartfelt narration.

Music Mountain Intimate The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP)


225 Music Mountain Rd, Falls Village, CT Phone: 860-824-7126.

6:30 pm.  Acclaimed quintet of 'Wand'ring Minstrels' present a delightful staged concert version of The Pirates of Penzance in one act. Act two features Company's favorite selections from the rest of the G&S repertoire, topped off with the ever popular NYGASP tour-de-force challenge: impromptu renditions of audience requests by the cast and Artistic Director Albert Bergeret.

Lime Rock Park Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Races


60 White Hollow Rd., Lime Rock, CT Phone: 860-435-5000.

An SCCA race day at Lime Rock Park is amateur racing at its finest. The club has classes for every kind of race car imaginable, from virtually stock sedans and sports cars to formula cars of every type, and the competition is always close and exciting. The races are non-stop from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and the paddock is very family friendly, too. For 2017, Lime Rock Park will host SCCA New England Region races on Saturday, June 17. The bottom line: SCCA races at Lime Rock are fun and exciting to watch, and tickets are only $15 in advance and $20 at the Gate. Youths 16 and under admitted free (General Admission) with at least one accompanying Adult.