Quassy Amusement Park $45 Carload Weekend

04/30/2016 to 05/01/2016

2132 Middlebury Road, Middlebury, CT Phone: 203-758-2913 .

$45 carload special. Up to 10 persons in a vehicle receive an all-day ride wristband for only $45, parking included. Offer valid both days with rides open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at The Hickory Stick Bookshop

04/30/2016

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

The Hickory Stick Bookshop will join over 420 other independent bookshops across the nation to celebrate the second annual Independent Bookstore Day on April 30th, 2016. The Hickory Stick Bookshop will sell exclusive merchandise created especially for Independent Bookstore Day by major publishers and authors. There will be in-store activities throughout the day featuring a table of prizes to win, a dance party and much, much more! Additional activities will include:-A Literary Costume Contest, TWO Storytimes: At 11am and 3pm, A Bookish Scavenger Hunt! and a drawing for prizes at 4:30 p.m. 

Merwinsville Hotel Fine Crafts Show

04/30/2016 to 05/01/2016

1 Browns Forge Road, Gaylordsville, CT Phone: 860-350-4443 .

10 - 5 pm. Just in time for Mother's Day shopping this show will feature exceptional pieces of work from over 50 local artists and artisans representing glass, jewelry, blacksmithing, woodturning, painting, photography, pottery and more. For the first time, they will be offering live artist demonstrations throughout the weekend that will include blacksmithing, woodturning and metal smithing. Fairgoers will have an opportunity to watch local artists in action, ask questions and discuss their craft. There will also be a fine selection of locally grown delights from Meadowbrook Garden and The Village Farm Shop and Greenhouse! $2 donation.

Barnes Nature Center Hosts Spring Fair--Bristol

04/30/2016

175 Shrub Road, Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-583-1234.

Spring Fair at Barnes Nature Center--Saturday - April 30, 2016 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.Live Music, Nature Hikes, Live Animals, Food, Pond Discovery, Plant Sale, Carnivorous Plant Display and More! Bristol Gem and Mineral Club will have exhibits and will be on hand to identify YOUR rocks, minerals and fossils. Free Event.

Spring Art & Fine Craft Show at Merwinsville Hotel--Gaylordsville

04/30/2016

1 Browns Forge Road, Gaylordsville, CT 06755. Phone: 860-350-4443.

Spring Art & Fine Craft Show at Merwinsville Hotel. The historic Merwinsville Hotel is pleased to announce the 1st annual Spring Arts & Fine Craft Show on April 30th and May 1st from 10am - 5pm. Join us as we celebrate spring and Mother's Day. The show will feature exceptional pieces of work from over 50 local artists and artisans representing glass, jewelry, blacksmithing, woodturning, painting, photography, pottery and more. For the first time, we're excited to be offering live artist demonstrations throughout the weekend that will include blacksmithing, woodturning and metalsmithing. You'll have an opportunity to watch local artists in action, ask questions and discuss their craft. Plus you won't want to miss locally grown delights from Meadowbrook Garden and The Village Farm Shop and Greenhouse! A $2.00 donation per person is requested. Children under 12 are free.

Brass City Music Bash--Waterbruy

04/30/2016

Plank Rd., Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-757-4676.

On April 30, 2016 at 7:30 Brass City Music Bash will be held at Seven Angels Theatre.  The Devino Brothers, Michael and Tom with Timmy Maia present the music of Tower of Power in a concert fundraiser for Seven Angels Theatre.   Check the website for further details.

The Connecticut Antique Machinery Association Presents Our 12th Anniversary Spring Power-Up and Open House! - Kent

04/30/2016

31 Kent-Cornwall Rd., Rte. 7, Kent, CT Phone: 860-927-0050,.

Saturday, April 30, 2016- 10AM to 4PM-- Rain or Shine (we have plenty of shelter)Admission fee:  $5.00 for non-member adults, age 6-12 is $2.00, and children 5 and under  as well as CAMA members are free/ Spectator Hours: 10 AM to 4 PM. The show is on our grounds in Kent, CT. Click here for directions to CAMA. Parking provided close to event. Handicap parking area. The Kent Lions will be providing food this year for the Spring Power-Up. The event will feature displays of steam engines and antique tractors, a sawmill in operation, working blacksmith shop, a flea market and more.

Housatonic Valley High Hosts Band Competition--Falls Village

04/30/2016

246 Warren Turnpike, Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-5123.

Housatonic Valley Regional High School hosts an evening of family friendsy competition on April 30, 2016 from 6:30PM.  This is a band competition of area bands. 

Beardsley and Memorial Library Program: Reupholstering Tips and Demonstration-Winsted

04/30/2016

40 Munro Place, Winsted, CT 06098. Phone: 860-379-6043.

Reupholstering Tips and Demonstration--Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016--Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Thinking of reupholstering...pull up a chair! – Beardsley and Memorial Library is sponsoring a Reupholstering Demonstration with Master Reupholsterer, Theresa Cannavo, of Theresa P. Cannavo Studio at Whiting Mills. Ms. Cannavo will offer tips on how to decide if a piece of furniture is structurally sound enough to reupholster, how to tear down and repair a chair frame, hand tie springs, where to buy and how to measure fabric, how to sew cushions for lawn furniture, and the best tools to use. Join Ms. Cannavo in her studio and learn the art of reupholstering. Register at 860-379-6043. This program is free and open to the public.

Morris Public Library Hosts 5th Art Around the Box Event and Auction

04/30/2016

Off Route 7, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-7440.

On April 30, 2016 from 4 to 6PM at White Memorial Carriage House in Litchfield the Morris Public Library will host the Fifth Art Around the Box social event and auction of more than 25 decorated boxes, birdhouses, and Mailboxes all by noted local artists.  Tickets $15.