Backyard Poultry Raising at Pratt Nature Center

03/05/2011 to 03/05/2011

163 Papermill Road, New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-3137.

Learn about raising broilers, layers (eggs)  and turkeys from chick to market/table - brooding, mobile coop construction, electric fencing, feed rations and supplements, veterinary care, marketing, and humane slaughter.""  This course is designed for everyone and anyone who has an interest in taking care of chickens and having them take care of you. Instructor Dave Cherniske16 yr and up $10.00 members / $12.00 Non Members.

Puzzlethon Drop-In Hours at Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

03/05/2011 to 03/05/2011

258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: (203) 438-4519.

Free for members; Free with the price of admission. Create your own jigsaw puzzle during Puzzlethon Drop-In Hours! Use the current Portraiture exhibitions or the Jigsaw Portraits created by local teens as your inspiration, then sponsor your puzzle or a friend's to benefit the Autism Society of Connecticut. Drop-In Hours occur every weekend at The Aldrich, and allow visitors of all ages to participate in self-guided hands-on activities based on the exhibitions. Individuals or teams are sponsored for participation, for each puzzle completed, or for a fixed amount. Donations can be made in person or at the Puzzlethon Web site:

Maple Syrup Demonstrations at Flanders Nature Center

03/05/2011 to 03/06/2011

5 Church Hill Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: (203) 263-3711.

How sweet it is! A New England tradition continues at Flanders' Sugar House. Demonstrations of turning sap into syrup are brought to life by staff and volunteers using science, history and humor. Flanders' maple syrup and additional maple products are available for purchase. Dates: March 5, 6, 12 and 13, 2011. Location: Sugar House, Van Vleck Farm Sanctuary
Time: 1-4 pm Cost: Admission free!

Winter Film Festival at the Institute for American Indian Studies - Washington

03/05/2011 to 03/06/2011

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

In February of 1909, the indomitable Chiricahua Apache medicine man Geronimo lay on his deathbed. To his supporters, he was the face of proud resistance and defender of traditional Chiricahua ways, but to his detractors–including other Apaches–Geronimo was a vengeful troublemaker whose murderous raids invited violent reprisals against his own people. Experience the fourth episode of American Experience’s five-part miniseries “We Shall Remain, Geronimo.   Run time: 90  minutes. Fee: Included in regular museum admission; IAIS Member Free


Mattatuck Museum Hosts Raymond E. Sullivan-Author of Breakneck, The Early Settlement of Middlebury


144 West Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-753-0381.

On Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 2PM at the Mattatuck Museum Arts and History Center in Waterbury will host Raymond E. Sullivan author of Breakneck, The Early Settlement of Middlebury, CT from 1675 to its Incorporation as a Town.  Hear the story of the encampment of General Comte de Rochambeau and his 5,000 troops who enjoyed dancing and frolicking with the lovely beautiful American girls who lived there.  Find out why General George Washington spent the night at Josiah Bronson's home on his way to Hartford.  Explore the history of Midddlebury and learn what John Adams thought of his trip through the region.  Discover the mystery of Moses Cook's skull and much more.  Admission is free for musuem members and $10 for non-members.  Free parking behind the museum. Check the website for further information.

Myth and Music at The Hunt Hill Farm & Trust - New Milford


44 Upland Hill Rd., New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300.

On Sunday, at 2 p.m. The original poetry of Susan A. Katz and the classical piano artistry of Judith A. Thomas. $10. in advance $13. at the door. $5 students.

15th Annual Community Awards Dinner--Chabad Lubavitch of Northwest CT- Waterbury


3580 East Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06705. Phone: 800-297-6864.

On Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 4PM join Chabad Lubavitch to celebrate fifteen years in Northwest Connecticut with a gala dinner, silent auction.  The annual Community Awards Dinner will take place at the Coco Key Resort and Convention Center.  Awards willl be presented to Attorney Jeffrey J. Tinley, Ellen P. Pollack, Scott L. Stanton in recognition of their involvement on behalf of the community.  Call for further information.

The Danbury Music Centre presents a performance of the combined groups of the Danbury Community Orchestra


181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-748-1716.

On Sunday, at 3 p.m. Under the direction of Stephen Michael Smith, and the Danbury Preparatory String Orchestra, and the direction of Glen Lebetkin.  The combined groups number over 100 musicians.  Ives Concert Hall is located in White Hall on the mid-town campus of Western Connecticut State University, 181 White Street. This concert has been funded in memory of Eleanore Espinosa through the generosity of her family and friends. Admission is free with donations at the door accepted.   For additional information about attending this concert or performing in one of the orchestras, please call or email the Danbury Music Centre - 203-748-1716,

Breakneck, The Early Settlement of Middlebury, Connecticut at the Mattatuck Museum


144 Main St, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203 753-0381 ext 10.

2 PM. Early Settlement of Middlebury, Connecticut: From 1675 to its Incorporation as a Town, with author Raymond E. Sullivan. Join us for an afternoon of stories from the early settlement at Breakneck in Middlebury. Learn what John Adams thought of his trip through the region; the mystery of Moses Cook's skull (How did he die? Why wasn't his skull buried?); the purpose of the pest house and the process inoculation; and the encampment of General Comte de Rochambeau and his 5000 troops who enjoyed" dancing and frolicking with the lovely beautiful American girls who lived there." Non-Members: $10.

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at Flanders Nature Center

03/06/2011 to 03/06/2011

Quassuk Road, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: (203) 263-3711.

Warm up with a pancake breakfast and all the fixings—sausage, juice, hot beverages and of course, Flanders' own maple syrup—prepared and served by Flanders staff and volunteers. Proceeds go to support the education programs at Flanders. Local merchants donate many of the supplies. Location: Woodbury Emergency Services Building, Quassuk Road, Woodbury
Cost: $7/ person; $5 children ages 5 - 11; children under 5 free