White Memorial Conservation Center Program: Fungus Among Us with Dave Patn!--Litchfield


Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-0857.

May 2, 2016--Fungus Among Us with Dave Paton! Dave Paton is just plain giddy about mushrooms and wants to share his enthusiasm with you! Spend a couple of hours in the forest with Dave learning do's and don'ts, basic identification, and stories behind all of the fungus among us! The program begins with a brief introduction in the Ceder Room to view some specimens. 10:00 A.M., A. B. Ceder Room, Dress for the weather! Members: $20.00, Non-members: $30.00, Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Class is limited to 30 participants! Sign up early! Foraging is not allowed on the Foundation property.

White Memorial Conservation Center Program: Early Morning Hike to Laurel Hill, Cat Swamp and Apple Hill--Litchfield


Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-0857.

May 21, 2016--Early Morning Hike to Laurel Hill, Cat Swamp, and Apple Hill with Gerri Griswold. Give Gerri and her dog Bradley a reason to live! Join them for an early morning walk to one of the Foundation's most beloved destinations, Apple Hill. Let's surprise the Wood Ducks at Cat Swamp! Coffee and treats will be served before the hike. Rain or shine! 7:00 A.M., Meet in front of the A. B. Ceder Room., FREE.

6th Annual Southbury Great Strides Event Benefits Cystic Fibrosis Fund


Ballantine Park, Southbury, CT 06488. Phone: 860-632-7300.

On Saturday, May 21, 2016 the Sixth Annual Southbury Great Strides Run to benefit Cystic Fibrosis invites runners and walkers to head for Ballantine Park  to support the family-friendly event which begins at 9AM.  Music, entertainment and activities for children all part of the event.  The 3.68 mile flat terrain, loop walk or run starts at 10AM and will include two rest stops along the way.  Complimentary lunch, treats and more entertainment will follow the run. 

Litchfield Historical Society Hosts Vintage Base Ball Game!


South St., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.

On Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 1 to 4PM at Community Field a Vintage Base Ball Game will be held between Simsbury Taverneers vs. Connecticut Picked Nine.  Come watch a great game of base ball as it was played in the early years of the game.  Donations encouraged.  No registration. 

Westside Observatory


43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT Phone: (203) 837-8672.

9 – 11 p.m. observing only, Jupiter, the full moon, Mars near opposition.  Extension in Danbury, between the Westside Campus Center and Pinney Hall on top of a small hill. The entrance road faces the front of Pinney Hall. Planetarium shows will run for an hour. The times will vary with the sunset. After the show, the public is invited to view the night sky through individual telescopes or take turns with the large, 20-inch telescope. Telescope viewing will run for two hours, weather permitting.

Warner Theatre Presents The Hit Men--Former Stars of Frankie Valli & The Four Season--Torrington


Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-7180.

The Hit Men, former stars of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, will be making a stop at the Warner Theatre on May 21, 2016 at 8:00 pm. You loved Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Tommy James and the Shondells, Carly Simon, Cat Stevens, Elton John and Jim Croce. Come and see The Hit Men, an amazing look back through rock and roll history featuring former members of these mega-star acts performing your favorite songs - from "Oh What a Night", "Who Loves You", "Sherry" and many other Four Seasons hits to "Peace Train", "Crocodile Rock", "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" and "Mony Mony". You'll know every word to every song in this night of mega-hits performed by the artists you heard on the original records, listened to on the radio, watched on TV and saw in concert.

The Art of Crazy Quilting: Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

05/21/2016 to 05/21/2016

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

Victorian crazy quilting was the rage in the late 1800’s. Participants in this workshop will receive a kit containing all the ingredients to make their own artful piece. The day will conclude with an afternoon tea. (Read more at: www.wisdomhouse.org )

Presenter: Cat Allard

Fee: $75 (includes lunch and materials

Non-refundable deposit: $35


Plants, Dirt and Bugs!

05/21/2016 to 05/21/2016

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 8608680518.

Why did Native Americans plant corn, beans and squash together?  How can I improve the soil in my garden?  These questions and more will be answered by Steve Juraj, a Field Specialist in Food & Agriculture form the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension during this hands-on discussion.  Come prepared to get your hands dirty!

Included in regular museum admission: $8 Adults; $6 Seniors; $5 Children; IAIS Members Free


Gallery 25 Hosts Art Talk with Angi Shearstone

05/21/2016 to 05/21/2016

25 Church Street, New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-6009.

Works by Angi Shearstone will be on exhibit at Gallery 25 in New Milford from April 27 to June 12. On May 21 at 2:00 pm, Gallery 25 will host a free Art Talk given by Ms. Shearstone during which she will speak about her experience as a resident artist at the Weir Farm National Historic Site. A reception will follow. Limited seating on a first come basis. For more information stop by Gallery 25, or visit http:/newmilfordgallery25.blogspot.com

Naugatuck Historical Society Lecture: Raechel Guest on Architect of the Tuttle House Plus Walking Tour of Naugatuck


270 Church St., Naugatuck, CT 06770. Phone: 203-729-9039.

Raechel Guest, Director of the Silas Bronson Library will present a lecture on Robert Wakeman Hill, Architect of the Tuttle House. Robert Wakeman Hill also designed the Parish House of the Congregational Church and many other buildings in the greater Waterbury area and across the state. Explore the life and work of the man who was also the official state architect under four different governors. Raechel Guest has done extensive work in historic research and writing. Her blog "Waterbury Thoughts" can be found online and includes some historic research as well as current information. Join the Naugatuck Historical Society for this free program at the Ion Bank Community Room, 270 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770. The program will be held May 22, 2016 at 1pm. The program will be followed by a walking tour of the Naugatuck Historic District.