5th Annual Brookfield Film Festival

04/05/2013 to 04/07/2013

45 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470.

The 5th Annual Brookfield Film Festival will be held April 5,6, and 7, 2013.   New location:  The Alexandria Room at Edmond Town Hall, Newtown.  Hours:  Friday, April 5 at 8PM; Saturday, April 6 at 2 and 8PM; and Sunday, April 7 at 3PM.   An exciting program of award winning short films from some of the most prestigious industry competitions.  Live music, wine and hors d'oeuvres.  Email to make your reservation.  Admission $15 suggested donation.  Sponsored by the Brookfield Arts Commission and The Friends of the Arts of Brookfield. 

Keeler Tavern Museum - Lecture: Connecticut in the American Civil War: Slavery, Sacrifice and Survival with Dr. Matthew Warshauer


132 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5485.

Lecture: Connecticut in the American Civil War: Slavery, Sacrifice and Survival with Dr. Matthew Warshauer, co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Friday, April 5 at 7 PM @ Keeler Tavern Museum. Dr. Matthew Warshauer, Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University and co-chair of the Connecticut Civil War Commemoration Commission, will discuss his new book, Connecticut in the American Civil War: Slavery, Sacrifice and Survival, as well as the plans that are underway for the state’s 150th anniversary of the war.  Although most may not immediately think of Connecticut when considering the Civil War, the state was extensively involved in the conflict.  We sent more than 30 regiments to the front, had an extensive industrial capacity, and an active home front.  Connecticut is also home to more than 130 Civil War monuments. Visit the website for more information.

Hunt Hill Farm /The Silo - French & Italian Pastry Workshop With Chef Daniel Rosati


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

On Sunday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. You’ll make pastries of all kinds - from sweet to savory. Hazelnut Praline ProfiterolesGougere - Cheese Puffs. Strawberry Millefeuille (Napoleans). Baba au Rhum. Sicilian Cannoli. Classic Quiche Lorraine. Pignoli Cookies. Full participation. $90 per person.

The Silo - Artists' Reception Gunnery Art Students.


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

Stop by this Saturday afternoon, April 6, from 3 to 5 p.m. for an Artists' Reception in our Main Gallery with Gunnery art students.  Under the tutelage of Andy Richards, they have produced some amazing works.

Wisdom House - "Out of this world program" called The New Cosmology


229 East Litchfield Rd, Litchfield, CT Phone: (860) 567-3163.

Come and discover how science and spirit, converge to reveal our connection to the cosmos through a unique, "out of this world program" called The New Cosmology. The first of this two-part presentation will be given on Saturday, April 6 from 10:30 AM – noon at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center.  What is the new cosmology and how it awakens us to a new world view will be the focus of this session.  In addition to an introduction, a video, "The Awakening Universe", will be shown followed by a discussion. Suggested donation is $10. Musician, educator, and Administrator of Wisdom House, Rosemarie Greco, DW will facilitate the session. For further information please call:  (860) 567-3163, email: programs@wisdomhouse.org or visit the website.

Gunn Memorialn Library & Museum - Eat your Greens!


5 Wykeham Rd., Rte. 47, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-7586.

SATURDAY, APRIL 6 @ 11:00am. Eat Your Greens! How to grow & prepare super greens. Co-sponsored by Washington's Judea Garden.Joe Listro, Manager of Sullivan Farm in New Milford, will show how easy it is to grow leafy greens, including kale, collards, spinach, arugula, mustard greens, Swiss chard and Asian greens all season long in your own backyard - or anywhere at home. But once you have these super-nutrient rich foods at your fingertips, what do you do with them? Anne Gallagher, chef/owner of   The Mindful Kitchen in New Preston, and Madeline Leonard, chef at Northville Market in New Milford, will demonstrate how easy it is to prepare what many consider the most nutritious foods on the planet. Participants will get to enjoy a delicious tasting prepared by the two talented chefs. For more information about Judea Garden, contact Denise Arturi @ 860-868-2880 or info@judeagarden.org

H.O.R.S.E. of CT - Volunteer Day


43 Wilbur Road, Washington, CT Phone: (860) 866-1960.

Grab your tools!  We are holding a Volunteer Day on Saturday, April 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Come and help clean up the fields and paddocks, fix fences, walk and groom the horses. Lunch is provided. email:  horsectinfo@gmail.com

Church of Christ Congregational - Motown Community Dance in Norfolk


12 Village Green, Norfolk, CT Phone: (860) 542 - 5721.

A Community Dance, featuring Motown music, with DJ Ryan Long, will be held at Church of Christ's Battell Chapel, in Norfolk, on Saturday, April 6th from 8 to 11 p.m. The suggested donation is $20 per person, with snacks & set-ups provided, but b.y.o.b.  For more information and tickets, please contact the church office at (860) 542-5721 or cchurch01@snet.net. Bring your friends and join the fun!

Reception to Welcome Newest Artists at Fine Line Art Gallery


319 Main Street South, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-574-3954 or 203-266-0110.

Fine Line Art Gallery will host an Open House Reception on Saturday April 6 to welcome three new award-winning resident artists: Carole Moore, Sandra Karakoosh, and Liz Monahan. Their latest paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pastel will be on exhibit, and refreshments will be served from noon to 4 PM at the gallery.

White Memorial Conservation Center Hosts Woodcock Cocktail Party--Litchfield


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

On April 6, 2013 at 6PM the White Memorial Conservation Center will host a Woodcock Cocktail Party at the A.B. Ceder Room.  Limited to 20 guests.  Over light refreshments, learn about this comical woodland bird alsdo known as the Timberdoodle.  Then venture out with Gerri Griswold in search of this ornithological Holy Grail!  Members $5; Non Members $10.  Call to register.