Flanders Nature Center Program: Bats--Woodbury


Church Hill Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711 Ext. 10.

Flanders Offers Program on Bats--As part of their ongoing programming to promote further understanding and appreciation of nature, art and the environment, Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust is offering a program on bats. Participants will gain insight on the value of bats, why they are considered "earth allies" and how white nose disease has impacted them from Gerri Griswold, Director of Administration and Development at The White Memorial Conservation Center who will be leading the program. She has handled bats for twenty four years as a wildlife rehabilitator and educator and is licensed by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the United States Department of Agriculture to keep and exhibit non releasable bats for education. Over the years Griswold and her bats have delivered programs to libraries, classrooms, and organizations like the National Park Service and the Yale Peabody Museum. They have appeared on the cover of The Weekly Reader and produced a segment about bats for The Late Show with David Letterman. Gerri will enhance the program with a power point presentation.
The program will be held on Sunday, April 24 at 1PM at the Flanders Sugar House which is located a quarter mile up from the intersection of Flanders and Church Hill Roads in Woodbury. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Those interested may register online.

Poetry Reading at Hickory Stick Bookshop


2 Green Hill Road, Washington Depot, CT Phone: 860-868-0525.

In honor of National Poetry Month, local authors Donna Marie Merritt and Jack Sheedy will hold a reading at The Hickory Stick Bookshop and share pieces from their own books on Sunday April 24th at 3 pm. Music will be performed by Bill Benson.

Earth Day Festival To Be Held In Barkhamsted


East River Road, Barkhamsted, CT 06063. Phone: 860-379-8285.

Barkhamsted Conservation and Economic Development Commissions will sponsor an Earth Day Nature Festival from 12:30PM to 4:30PM at Matthies Grove in Peoples State Forest near and in the pavilion off East River Rd.  Activities such as nature and trash scavenger hunts, a live birds of prey show with eagles, talks on the plight of monarch butterflies and on invasive species, a walk wih an expert birder, a fly fishing clinic, a river insect walk and Earth Volleyball.Free pizza, hot dogs and hamburgers, baked goods and refreshments will be offered and Travelin' Trout will provide the music.  The event is free and all are welcome. 

Cornwall Historical Society Program: A TIME Correspondent's Adventures in Europe, Africa and Vietnam


7 Pine St., Cornwall, CT 06753. Phone: 860-672-0505.

A TIME Correspondent's Adventures in Europe, Africa, and Vietnam--. Sunday, April 24, 3:00 p.m. Cornwall Town Hall, 26 Pine Street. Former TIME magazine correspondent Keith Johnson will share sample civil liberties cases which illustrate the complexities of decision making for Supreme Court and other justices. How do judges make decisions? What considerations must be weighed? This Program is free to the public, refreshments will be served.

Litchfield Historical Society Lecture: Louis Fenn Wadsworth: Baseball's Mystery Father


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

On Sunday April 24, 2016 at 3PM Louis Fenn Wadsworth will give a lecture at the Litchfield Historical Society entitled Baseball's Mystery Father.  Space is limited.  Please register 

Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club Lecture Series Zachary Singer, Ph.D. candidate at UCONN, presents (along with Co-authors Roger Moeller and Peter Leach) Revisiting Templeton (6LF21): A Reanalysis of Connecticut’s Formative Paleoindian Site.

04/24/2016 to 04/24/2016

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

Templeton is the oldest known archaeological site in Connecticut. Over 10,000 years old, it was first occupied by Paleo-Indian peoples, the earliest recorded settlers in the state. The Middle Paleoindian occupation at Templeton is reconsidered based on research conducted since the site’s initial publication by Dr. Roger Moeller in 1980.

This presentation highlights recent geophysical surveys of the site area, and considers the technological organization of the stone artifacts from the Paleoindian component by providing an updated discussion of the toolkit composition, raw material profile, and intra-site patterning. Characteristics of the Templeton stone assemblage that are representative of Middle Paleoindian lithic technology in the New England and Canadian Maritimes Region are also featured.

$5 Admission;  Free to LHAC Members.


Derby Historical Society Hosts CT Libations Night


37 Elm St., Ansonia, CT 06401. Phone: 203-735-1908.

Join us on Monday, April 25, from 6 to 9 pm, at THC The Hops Company, in Derby, for a night of CT Libations, delicious food, great music & fun all to benefit the Restoration Project at the David Humphreys House & Museum. Your $25 ticket to this event includes samples of craft beer from participating breweries, a $5 food voucher to participating vendors, great music from "Dead Fish for Christmas" and a book talk by CT's Beer Snob, Will Siss. You will also be entered into the door prize drawings throughout the evening. Tickets are available by contacting us at info@derbyhistorical.org, calling 203-735-1908, or sending your check to Derby Historical Society, 37Elm St. Ansonia, CT 06401. Tickets must be paid in advance, no later than April 18th. Your donation will be matched dollar for dollar thanks to a generous grant from the Persbacker Family Foundation!

St. Mary Magdalen School Holds Annua Carnival--Watertown

04/26/2016 to 04/29/2016

140 Buckingham St., Watertown, CT 06795. Phone: 860-945-0621.

Annual Carnival of St. Mary Magdalen School will be held from 6 to 10PM on Tuesday, April 26 through Friday, April 29, 2016 from 4 to 9PM on Saturday and Sunday.  Featuring a variety of food items, drinks, ice cream and a baked goods booth.  All you can ride bracelets available for $22 per night. 

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: Sinatra at 100 with Gil Gigliotti--Litchfield


106 South St., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8030.

Frank Sinatra was one of the most popular entertainers of the 20th century, forging a career as an award-winning singer and film actor.  During Sinatra at 100, we will listen and view some of his most entertaining, powerful and significant performances in song and film with a peek behind the scenes at his wive, lovers, friends and politics.   Registration is required.

Southbury Library Hosts Poet Eamon Grennan


Main St., Southbury, CT 06488. Phone: 203-263-0626.

On April 27,2016 at 7PM Poet Eamon Grennan will read and discuss his poetry at the Southbury Public Library's Brinker Fireplace Room.  .  A Dublin native he has written several books of poetry.  Free and open to all.