The Egg Event at Sharon Audubon Center


325 Cornwall Bridge Rd., Sharon, CT Phone: (860) 364-0520.

10:00am. Free Admission! What is the biggest egg? The smallest egg?  How does it feel to be a chick inside an egg? Find out the answers to these questions and more during this fun program for young children ages 4-8.  We'll make an egg craft to take home and finish off the program with a small egg hunt on the main lawn.  Registration is required. Please call the Center at (860) 364-0520 to sign up.

17th Annual Spring Hunt at Glenhome School - Washington


81 Sabbaday School, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7377.

On Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Garden Field of the school.  Thousands of plastic eggs with candy await guests, as do pictures with the Easter Bunny, face painting, and other activities.  The Spring Egg Hunt, which is organized each year by Glenholme students and staff, provides a great opportunity for students to participate in the school’s Community Service Program. Students are responsible for clearing the Garden Field (hopefully not of snow!), filling thousands of plastic eggs with candy, painting posters, and making colorful bags to collect eggs in.Guests can participate in an egg and candy hunt, be photographed with the Bunny, and have fun with face painting and other entertaining activities. Each participating child is asked to bring a canned food item, to be donated to an area food bank. For more information visit the website.

Barkhamsted Historical Society Program: Flax, Wool and the History of Agriculture in New England by Alesia Maltz


100 East River Rd., Barkhamsted, CT 06063. Phone: 860-738-2456.

On  April 7th 1-2PM a program "Flax,Wool and the History of Agriculture in New England" presented by Alesia
Maltz in the ballroom at Squires' Tavern,100 East River Rd.,Barkhamsted.Alesia Maltz is on the faculty of Antioch New England and will speak on the loom and other textile implements which we have on display,teaching us about clothing and cloth production in early American homes such as may have been done by families living in the Tavern.Alesia is very knowledgeable on this topic and this should be a very interesting talk.The event is free but seating is limited and will be on a "first come first served" basis.

Newtown Historical Society Program: Native American Communities in Western CT by Lucianne Lavin


44 Main St., Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-5937.

The Newtown Historical  Society wil examine the long history and its continuity with Native American communities today in a program in the community room of the Booth Library at 7:30PM on April 9, 2012.  The program is entitled:  We're Still Here:  Native American Communities in Western Connecticut by Lucianne Lavin.  All programs are free and open to the public.   Refreshments will be served following the presentation.  Call for further information.

Spring Break Sessions at Sharon Audubon

04/10/2012 to 04/12/2012

325 Cornwall Bridge Rd., Sharon, CT Phone: (860) 364-0520.

Tuesday, April 10th: Reptiles and Amphibians

Wednesday, April 11th: What Good Are Trees?

Thursday, April 12th: Fun in the Field

10:00am-12:00pm OR 2:00-4:00pm

Admission $10 per child per day

Looking for a fun activity to do during spring vacation week? Join Audubon Sharon Staff for one, two or three days of exciting outdoor adventures! Each day we will focus on a different part of our unique environment here at Sharon Audubon. Hands-on activities, hikes, games and crafts will be included. You'll have so much fun; you won't want to go back to school! These special programs are for children in 1st through 5th grade. Pre-registration is required by calling the Center.  Spaces are filled on a first come, first served basis.

Victorian Quilts and Traditions at Beardsley and Memorial Library


40 Munroe Place, Winsted, CT 06098. Phone: (860) 379-6043.

On Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m experience the sentiments of the Victorian era and the creativity of this time period through quilts and samples of holiday décor.  Jo Hansling will be at the Beardsley and Memorial Library, displaying crazy quilts and discussing the charm of the Victorian era.  She will also discuss Victorian holiday traditions, the origin of the Victorian era, crazy quilts and their symbolism, and the celebration of the Queen’s jubilee. This program is free and open to the public.  Call (860) 379-6043 to register for program.





Emerging Christian Community at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

04/11/2012 to 04/11/2012

229 E. Litchfield Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3163.

An evening of conversation and reflection on themes of spirituality based on the works of Franciscan Father Richard Rohr. Facilitator: Peggy Richard. Donation: $5. For more information and to register, call Wisdom House 860-567-3163 or visit

Threads of Peace - Stories from Afghanistan with Wendy Summer at Gunn Memorial Library and Museum - Washington


5 Wykeham Road, Rte. 47, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: (860) 868-7586 .

Join us at the Gunn Memorial Library on Thursday, April 12th at 6:30pm as Washington resident, Wendy Summer, entrepreneur, businesswomen and advocate for social justice, discusses her experiences of working with the people of Afghanistan. Through stories and photos, Wendy will share an intimate glimpse of the courageous women and children she has come to know through her many trips to this war torn region. ZAAHNA works on the ground with Afghan and Asian craftspeople to create fashion and home decor collections and reinvests a portion of all sales to send struggling Afghan children to school. A portion of every sale is invested in providing educational opportunities for Afghan children. Wendy believes that only by educating Afghanistan’s next generation will there be a chance for peace and a viable future. Her story is one of inspiration as she continues her commitment in helping build and secure a sound future for Afghan families. This program is free and open to the public.   Registration is recommended. Please call the Library for further information at (860) 868-7586 or visit  the website.

Barkhamsted Historical Society Program: Early American System of Trade Apprentices


109 West River Rd., Pleasant Valley, CT 06093. Phone: 860-738-2456.

On  April 13th 7PM at the Barkhamsted Senior Center,109 West River Rd,Pleasant Valley,Northwestern Regional history teacher,Bill Sullivan will present a program on the Early American system of trade apprentices.He will focus on the story of a couple of runaway apprentices in the Early American Republic,researched from 250 Runaway Apprentice Advertisements for indentured
apprentices who fled from their masters in Connecticut from 1790-1815. Apprentices during this period were bound by contract to live and work with a master craftsman usually until the age of 21.They would be taught a trade in return for their work but from time to time the young lads would run away.This talk will give an overview of the ads,conditions and labor laws of the
times.Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

Danbury Music Center - Open Mic Night – Music and Poetry


256 Main Street, Danbury, CT Phone: (203) 748-1716 .

This Saturday at 6pm, at the  Marian Anderson Recital Hall, Danbury Music Centre, 256 Main St. will present a coffee house with an open mic!  Coffee will be donated by Starbucks and sweets provided by the DMC Board of Directors.  The fun begins at 6pm (doors open at 5:30). Admission is $5 at the door. The coffee house has been organized by Courtney Sousa, a senior at Henry Abbott Technical High School, who is doing this to benefit the Danbury Music Centre as her National Honor Society Project. Anyone who wishes, may sing, perform, or read poetry.  Men Without Instruments (an a-cappella men's singing group) and Martini Glass (an a-cappella women's singing group) will make a special appearance.