Bird Walk at Smyrski Farm

05/20/2017

238 Merryall Rd, New Milford, CT

6:30 am - 10 am. Bobolinks, hawks, wood ducks, and cliff swallows, oh my! Join Weantinoge, and noted local Audubon birder Angela Dimmitt, for an early morning birdwalk through Weantinoge's 220-acre Smyrski Farm, home to 65 species of birds (and counting). At this time of day, the birds will be active and the farm will be especially beautiful as the dew burns off in the morning sun. Bring binoculars and wear long pants and boots, as the grass may be high. Weantinoge will provide coffee and muffins, so don't worry about breakfast.

81st Annual Winsted Pet Parade

05/20/2017

Main Street, Winsted, CT

The 81st Annual Winsted Pet Parade is scheduled for May 20, 2017 at 2:00PM sponsored by the Winsted-Torrington Rotary Club, the longest-running parade of its type in the nation. Children, parents and their pets will once again march down Main Street. Anyone can join in as a spectator or as a participant and all are welcome. It's never too late to participate; you can sign up the day of the parade at the corner of Lake Street and Meadow Street. Please plan to arrive by 1:00PM to enter the parade. This area favorite features 14 divisions of pets including dogs, pets – not dogs, famous people, plus a variety of bands, fire trucks and local celebrities. Parade ends at East End Park where the Gilbert School Jazz Band plays at the bandstand and the winners of this year's parade are announced.

Haight Brown Vineyard Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing Class

05/20/2017

29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4045.

Join us for The World's Best Cheeses with a Wine, Cheese and Chocolate paring classes @ 3:30 pm. $35 per person. It's educational, fun and lots of yummy wine and food. All HBV wine is paired with a cheese and or chocolate. HBV wine glass to take home! PLEASE NOTE: Reservations are taken with a credit card. Cancellations must occur 7 days prior to the event for full refund. Phone or email cancellations accepted. Cancellations after 7 days prior will result in full charge. For Groupon holders, your Groupon will be marked as redeemed and you will no longer have its promotional value.

Kent Historical Society - Geometry

05/20/2017

31 Kent Cornwall Rd, Kent, CT Phone: 860-927-4587.

10:30 am. "Geometry": It's hard to capture the colonial era without knowing the process of acquiring land, buying land and speculating in land, from 1740 on. The cabin focus will be on clearing in woods, the establishment of a farmstead, the types of structures needed, and the significance of proximity to town and meeting house. The session will end with a brief mention of how conventions and early regulations and the geometry of ownership we know.

Brookfield Historical Society Memorial Exhibit of WWII

05/20/2017 to 05/28/2017

165 Whisconer Rd, Brookfield, CT Phone: (203)740-8140 .

May 20 from noon - 4 pm, May 27 and May 28 , noon to 4 pm. This memorial exhibit honors former Brookfield residents that perished during our nation's military engagements from the very beginnings of our nation to the most recent conflicts during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

Spring Show Birches Pond Farm

05/20/2017 to 05/21/2017

232 Turnbull Road, Torrington, CT

Noon to 5 to benefit Community Kitchen of Torrington.

Kent Garden Club Tag Sale

05/20/2017

Main St. (Rte. 7), Kent, CT

8:30 am - 12 noon. Stop by St. Andrew's Church lawn on Saturday May 20 from 8:30 AM to Noon (rain date Sunday May 21) to get a head start on gardening projects by supporting the Kent Garden Club's Annual Tag Sale. Gardening items such as plants, tools, hoses, hose reels, planters, furniture, statuary, garden books, watering cans, decorative items for the yard & garden, and more will be on sale.

Glebe House Festive Dinner with Friends

05/20/2017

49 Hollow Rd, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-2855.

Guests will enjoy a cocktail party in The Gertrude Jekyll Garden at The Museum from 5:30 to 7:00 with delicious delicacies and fine wines, and a live auction with fabulous experiences to bid on. Following the cocktail hour, guests will dine at one of a dozen homes throughout Woodbury and the surrounding area. Tickets for the event are $150 each, and may be purchased by calling the museum at 203-263-2855. Sponsors for the event include: Stiles House Antiques, Bennett Sullivan Associates, Inc., Pediment Construction, Inc., Schwenke Auctioneers, Fred & Terri Clark and The Board of Directors of the Seabury Society for the Preservation of the Glebe House, Inc.

Bellamay Ferriday House Fairy Festival

05/20/2017

9 Main St N,, Bethlehem, CT Phone: (203) 266-7596.

1-4 pm. Calling all fairies, elves, gnomes, pixies, leprechauns, woodland and mystical creatures – as well as regular folk – for a day of enchantment and delight at Connecticut Landmarks' Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden! Get your passport to the land of magic, art, and music and join us at the maypole on Saturday, May 20th from noon to 4 pm (rain date: May 21st). $10 adults; $5 children 6 - 12 (under 6 free).

Sharon Audubon "Birding with the Director"

05/20/2017

325 Cornwall Bridge Road, Sharon, CT Phone: 860-364-0520 ext. 105.

7:30-10:00am: Exploring Miles Wildlife Sanctuary, located at 99 West Cornwall Road in Sharon, CT. Expect to cover 2 miles at a moderate pace. These bird walks, led by Audubon Sharon Director Sean Grace, are perfect for the beginning birder or seasoned veteran. Participants will learn bird identification tips both through sight and sound as we encounter some of our early migrants. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring binoculars and comfortable waterproof walking shoes. Adults and children age 8 and up are welcome to attend. Cost of the walks is $5 for Audubon Members and $10 for Non-Members. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not mandatory. Contact the Center at (860) 364-0520 x115 to register.