Railroad Museum of New England Hosts Chocolate Decadence Sunset Tour--Thomaston


242 East Main St., Thomaston, CT 06787. Phone: 860-283-7245.

Chocolate Decadence Sunset Tour---May 27, 2016--6PM to 9:30PM.  Admission $75. Trip begins with a cocktail party with Haight-Brown wines and plenty of appetizers. Train rides follows with a stop to watch the evening sun over the spectacular Thomaston Dam. Next, onto Fascia's Chocolate Company with a tour, more wine, chocolate and dessert. Event is approximately three and a half hours long. Reservations recommended.

White Memorial Conservation Center Program: Star Party! --Litchfield


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

May 27, 2016--STAR PARTY! This astronomy program is organized by members of the Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club and the Mattatuck Astronomical Society. Tonight's topic is Jupiter: King of the Planets! Weather permitting; there will be star gazing after the program. 8:00 P.M., A.B. Ceder Room. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. You are invited to bring your own telescope or binoculars. FREE.

Lime Rock Pirelli World Challenge, Formula 4 & Sunday Royals Car Show

05/27/2016 to 05/29/2016

60 White Hollow Road, Lime Rock, CT Phone: 1.800.RACE.LRP.

Lime Rock's Traditional Memorial Day Weekend Season Opener Featuring the Pirelli World Challenge, SCCA Pro Racing Formula 4 & the Sunday Royals Car Show Friday, Saturday & Sunday, May 27-29, 2016. Pirelli World Challenge is like picking out the coolest cars from the fan parking areas at Lime Rock – and then having them go at it on the track.  There are four big PWC races scheduled: Two for GTS and two for GT & GT Cup. PLUS, Lime Rock fans will see history made as the first three races of the all-new United States Formula 4 open-wheel championship debuts! U.S. F4 single-seaters are identical Honda-powered carbon fiber cars with 160 h.p., sequential gearboxes, Pirelli racing slicks, and front and rear wings. Don't miss the first-ever F4 races in America!

Lime Rock Park Pirelli World Challenge on traditional Memorial Day Weekend

05/27/2016 to 05/29/2016

60 White Hollow Rd., Lime Rock, CT Phone: 860-435-5000.

Pirelli World Challenge (GT, GTA, GTS, GT Cup), world debut of SCCA Pro Racing United States F4 Championship series, and the Seventh Annual Royals Garage Sunday Car Show.

Hickory Stick Bookshop Booksigning: Author Ann Leary: The Children--Washington CT


2 Green Hill Rd, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-0525.

In celebration of its release, New York Times bestselling author Ann Leary will sign copies of her new book, The Children (St. Martin's Press, $26.99) on Saturday, May 28th at 4pm at The Hickory Stick Bookshop. About the book: Charlotte Maynard rarely leaves her mother's home, the sprawling Connecticut lake house that belonged to her late stepfather, Whit Whitman, and the generations of Whitmans before him. While Charlotte and her sister, Sally, grew up at Lakeside, their stepbrothers, Spin and Perry, were welcomed as weekend guests. Now the grown boys own the estate, which Joan occupies by their grace and a provision in the family trust. When Spin, the youngest and favorite of all the children, brings his fiance home for the summer, the entire family is intrigued. 

Abbey Regina Laudis Hosts Farm Art Festival--Bethlehem


249 Flanders Rd., Bethlehem, CT 06751. Phone: 203-273-5669.

Artists display their work in different mediums and all art work is available for purchase. They are joined by local and regional food artisans offering cheeses, jams, condiments, baked goods, chocolates, meats, produce, honey, wine and beer. Each vendor will feature a food item on the tasting menu for visitors to sample. May 28, 2016 from 11 to 5PM. 

David Childs New Hartford Fishing Derby

05/28/2016 to 05/29/2016

Route 219, New Hartford, CT 06057. Phone: 860-227-5570.

The David Childs New Hartford Fishing Derby will be held May 28-29, 2016 on the Farmington River between the Route 219 bridge and Satan's Kingdom.  Pre-registration is open now at Upcountry Sportfishing.  Weigh-ins held at Upcountry Sportsfishing  May 28 at 5PM nd May 29 at 2PM.  Awards.  Admission $10 adults, $15 family and $3 kids under 13.  There will be a $2,500 grand prize drawing for registered participants who catch tagged fish. 

White Flower Farm Celebrates Memorial Day--Litchfield


Route 63, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8789.

On May 28, 2016 come celebrate Memorial Day at White Flower Farm.  Guided tours, food fresh off the grill, balloons, and a kids' scavenger hunt.  10% off all purchases for veterans and active service personnel.

Cornwall Bridge Pottery Annual Lamp Sale

05/28/2016 to 05/30/2016

Route 128, West Cornwall, CT 06796. Phone: 860-672-6545.

It's time for our annual Memorial Day LAMP SALE! The pots you see pictured above are custom sample prototypes done in collaboration with a local designer who sources living art and craft for her clients. It is a privilege to be chosen in this way as it reinforces our firm belief that pots for the Home will fulfill Art's primal purpose: to enhance the Quality of Living. In 1976 we began making lamps for Bloomingdale's as they hosted an American Craft Celebration in honor of the nation's 200th Anniversary. 40 years later we have become world renown for our artistic and elegant one of a kind designs and are a steady feature in the Shaker Workshops catalog. We have customers lighting their homes with our lamps from the Caribbean, throughout Europe and all across the United States. When you buy one of our lamps you will brighten that dark corner of the room, illuminate an heirloom treasure, or, gently read that favorite book. Celebrate this Memorial Day Weekend with this year's selection of high quality lamps. In our continued commitment to function, quality, and price some lamps will be discounted as much as 75%. Arrive early for the best selection of lamps for you to add to your collection, or, to give as a gift to a loved one!

Military Museum of New England Open Turret Days

05/28/2016 to 05/30/2016

125 Park Ave., Danbury, CT Phone: (203) 790-9277.

12 noon - 5 p.m. Once a month, April through October, the Military Museum, Inc. opens its doors - literally - to many of our vehicles! Explore the tanks and armored vehicles that were active in our nation's conflicts and experience what it's like to pilot history.  Tips for Open Turret Days: (CANCELLED IF RAINING) Rubber-soled shoes are required to protect our vehicles from too much wear and tear. Be sure to wear clothing that won't get caught on hatches and parts. Watch your head!