The Hickory Stick Bookshop Book Signing


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

Jack Chaucer will sign copies of his new book, Nikki White: Polar Extremes (Createspace, $13.99), on Sunday, April 23rd at 2pm at The Hickory Stick Bookshop. This event is free and open to the public. If you are unable to attend this event, you may reserve a signed copy of Nikki White: Polar Extremes and the other books in the series by calling The Hickory Stick Bookshop at (860) 868 0525.

Flanders Nature Center Woodbury Guided Hike


2 Main St. North, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711 .

2 pm. Meet at Canfield Corner Pharmacy, 2 Main Street North, Woodbury. Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust in cooperation with the Old Woodbury Historical Society is offering a guided walk down Woodbury's Main Street to hear the interesting stories about its buildings and people from the past. The walk is led by Sue Chetheam, a longtime member of the Woodbury Historical Society who will share tales as well as some unknown secrets. The hike will kick off at Canfield Corner Pharmacy . The easy stroll will conclude about a half mile further at the Manville Kettle, a Flanders' property on the corner of School Street and Judson Avenue where evidence can be found left over from the ice age! There Master Naturalist Ed Boisits will share details about Flanders open space areas before walking back again.

Oliver Wolcott Library Henry James: A Book Discussion Led by Mark Scarbrough


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

1-2:30 pm. What Maisie Knew The child of parents who divorce, remarry and then embark on adulterous affairs, Maisie survives by her intelligence and spirit. For all its somber theme of childhood innocence exposed to a corrupted adult world, this novel is one of James's comic masterpieces.

Infinity Hall - RUTHIE FOSTER


20 Greenwoods Rd W, Norfolk, CT Phone: 866-666-6306.

8 pm Award-winning blues Artist Ruthie Foster makes her Infinity Hall debut!! Come experience the Texas-native's fill the Hall with her signature blend of blues, gospel, jazz folk and soul in a special solo performance. Don't miss this one!!

The Watertown Historical Society Spring Fling


834 Northfield Rd., Watertown, CT

6 to 8 p.m. at Sunset Grille Tickets are $15/member or $20/nonmember A festive evening with •hot and cold hors d'oeuvres • cash bar • 
 silent auction • door prizes • mystery balloon prizes

Derby Historical Society Celebrate CT Libations


37 Elm Street, Ansonia, CT Phone: (203)735-1908.

The Derby Historical Society is having a fundraiser for the Restoration Project at the General David Humphreys House & Museum on Monday, April 24th from 6 pm to 9 pm. The event is being held at THC The Hops Company in Derby. This is our second year for this Wonderful Event. There will be sampling/tasting of beers/cider from several CT Breweries and great music from "Dead Fish For Christmas". Ticket price is $30 and you will receive free sampling/tasting of several CT Beers/Cider, a $7 voucher for your first beer or wine from the bar, a $5 voucher for food, and entry into the door prize drawings. Tickets will be on sale starting March 6th at the Derby Historical Office. So far we have Two Roads Brewing Company, Thimble Island Brewing Company, Stony Creek Beer, Shebeen Brewing Company & New England Cider Company coming to pour samples -- more breweries are being added so check back for more details

Flanders Nature Center Plein Art Class Series


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

Chuck Fulkerson will teach a series of four plein air watercolor classes. The class will work outside amid the inspiring scenery at Flanders which includes fields, ponds, barns, houses, animals, and the natural landscape. Mr. Fulkerson is an anthropology graduate of Stanford University and later studied at Paier School of Art. A freelance artist/illustrator and writer, he is the author, co-author or illustrator of books on trains and Native Americans. He has taught both adults and children. Previous drawing experience and familiarity with watercolor would be helpful. Students should bring watercolor supplies to the first class and a suggested material list is available from the instructor. In case of rain, the class will be held in the Flanders Art Studio.

Mattatuck Museum - Story Time for Toddlers: An Accordion! What is That?


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

Wednesday, April 26 10:00-11:00 a.m. $3 per child Join guest accordionist Mary Tokarski and read a tale that teaches all about accordions!

Ansonia Nature Center NATURE EXPLORERS


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

Join Wendy for our preschool/toddler program. This 4-week session is for children ages 2–5 years old with an adult. These outdoor classes will be fun exploring and learning through play. We will learn about nature and science through activities such as hiking, exploring, singing, games, reading, and making crafts. Every class is outside!!!! TUITION: $40 per 4-week session (cash or check payable to Ansonia Nature Center)



98 Summer St, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-583-6309.

7-9 pm. Part 1 with Cortlandt Hull & Bob Adamczyk, 7PM Visually tracing the developments in movie making from the silent era to the present and techniques in movie processes from Technicolor to CinemaScope. We will also be looking At the various movie theaters in our Bristol area, past and present.