Imagine Nation - From the Vine Wine Tasting

04/28/2017

One Pleasant St, Bristol, CT Phone: 860.314.1400.

6:30 - 9 pm. Wine & Spirit Tastings, Light Fare, Silent Auctions, Creativity Stations, Live Music by Silk N' Steel.

Hollister House Garden Opening Day

04/28/2017

300 Nettletown Hollow Rd., Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-2200.

2 pm - 5 pm. The Hollister House Garden opens for the season. Check website for what is in bloom. A CLASSIC GARDEN in the English manner, with a loosely formal structure, informally planted in generous abundance situated in the Litchfield hills of northwestern Connecticut.

Chocolate Decadence Sunset Tour

04/28/2017

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

Calling all train and wine afficionados. Starts at Thomaston Station with live music, food and wine. All Aboard for wine and chocolate tastings. Take a ride along the Naugy and stop at Fascia's for more chocolate - eating and making. Tickets available at www.rmne.org The Chocolate Decadence Sunset Tour schedule will be: 6:00 Reception at the Thomaston Station including live music 6:30 All Aboard! 6:45 Depart the station 7:00 Bubbly toast on the face of the scenic Thomaston dam 7:10 Wine and Chocolate tasting on the train while underway 7:40 – 8:45 Fascia's Chocolate Company Tour and Make Your Own Chocolate; more tasting; purchase your favorites, and enjoy a freshly made chocolate lava cake 9:00 Back to Thomaston Station

Hopkins Vineyard Night Owl – Live Music

04/29/2017 to 04/30/2017

25 Hopkins Rd., New Preston, CT Phone: 860-868-7954.

04/22 - 6-9 pm. Featuring The Kings of Karma. No admission or cover charge. 04/23 - Featuring The Dirt Road Pickers. No admission or cover charge. 1-4 pm.

Kent HIstorical Society- Seven Hearths in Bloom

04/29/2017

4 Studio Hill Road, Kent, CT Phone: 860.927.4587 .

6 pm. Tour Seven Hearths, view George Laurence Nelson's floral works and more. Enjoy champagne, wine, cocktails and  hors D'oeuvres.

Woodbury Mother's Day Vendors Fair

04/29/2017

281 Main St, South, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3113.

9:30 - 3 pm. Raffles and many mothers day items. 

Mattatuck Museum - Teens @ The MATT Theater Workshop

04/29/2017

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

10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Members: $50, Non-members: $60 Hone your theater skills with a workshop presented by Bated Breath Theatre Company!  Teenagers (ages 13-18) get involved in the world of theater with the Bated Breath Theatre Company! This unique one-day workshop is inspired by the life of Waterbury philanthropist Carrie Welton. Teens will work to improve their acting, directing and stage presence.

Ansonia Nature Center AUDUBON BIRD HABITAT ASSESSMENT

04/29/2017

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

11:15 am Audubon Connecticut's Forest Bird Initiative focuses its conservation efforts on priority species, giving us an opportunity to keep these species common before they become threatened or endangered. Properties like the Nature Center can be critical parts of large forested landscapes that provide high-quality habitat for breeding birds. Come to hear recommendations for protecting and improving habitat at the Nature Center by Corrie O'Keefe, Audubon biologist. She will present the park's 2016 Bird Habitat Assessment findings. This is a great program for volunteers and scouts who are looking for conservation projects.

Ansonia Nature Center EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

04/29/2017

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

10 am – 4 pm. We invite everyone to join us to honor Mother Earth. At this annual event enjoy plantings, hikes, live animals, environmental exhibitors and a special guest. This year storyteller Leslie Elias will create masks for $5 with families and then perform the Iroquois creation myth. This story is of sky people and water animals and how the earth came to rest on Grandmother Turtle's back. You can also hear an Audubon biologist present the 2016 Bird Habitat Assessment findings for the Nature Center property (see more information in the calendar entry below). Food and snacks available from local vendors and the Nature Center bake sale. No park admission fee. All ages welcome.

Warner Theatre The Sound of Music

04/29/2017 to 04/30/2017

68 Main St, Torrington, CT Phone: 860-489-7180.

Performances at 2 and 7 pm. In this unique adaptation of the beloved musical from Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Getting to Know" series, this delightful version is suited for younger attention spans while still retaining all of the elements that make this show a classic. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre.