Oliver Wolcott Library Program: Classic Diners of Connecticut--Litchfield


160 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8030.

On Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7PM Author Garrison Leykam will discuss his book:  Classic Diners of Connecticut.  Over twenty thousand miles of highways and main streets crisscross the state of Connecticut, inviting hungry travelers and locals into the more than on hundred diners hat dot the roadways.  Among these eateries are some of the most prized American classic diners manufactured by such legendary builders as DeRaffele, O'Mahony and Tierney.  Author Garrison Leykam hosts a road trip to these diners, celebrating loal recipes and diner lingo as well as stories that make each diner unique.  A pie reception will follow the event.  The author will provide books for sale and signing.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.

Mattatuck Museum - First Thursdays: Music at the Museum - Stephen Haynes


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

Thursday, April 3, 2014 Members $10, Non-members $15. Trumpeter Stephen Haynes leads several ensembles including Parrhesia Trio and Pomegranate Quintet. For the last three years he has curated the music program, Improvisations at Real Art Ways in Hartford. Visit www.stephenhaynes.blogspot.com/ for more information.

Audubon Bent of the River Workshop: Timerdoodling--Southbury


185 East Flat Hill Rd., Southbury, CT 06488. Phone: 203-264-5098.

The first spring migrants have returned to the Bent of the River, and we have some events planned to enjoy the migration! Timberdoodling--When: Friday, April 4th,  6:30 PM--Location: Bent of the River Visitor Parking Lot--Cost:    Free for Members, $5 for Non-members. Come observe one of North America's most intriguing mating displays as the male American Woodcock struts, peents, flies, and whistles his way into the females favor. Past walks have proven very successful in witnessing this impressive display. In addition, we are also likely to see the courtship flight of Mourning Doves, and hear the classic "who cooks for you, who cooks for you all" call from our resident Barred Owls, all with a background symphony of Spring peepers. This is a very popular program and registration is limited so register soon. Rain cancels. Registration is required.  Please email Jim Drennan at jdrennan@audubon.org or call (203)264-5098 ext. 303.

Imagine Nation Museum First Friday Family Festival-Peep And The Big Wide World - Bristol


1 Pleasant Street, Bristol, CT Phone: (860) 314-1400..

The Imagine Nation Museum located at One Pleasant Street in Bristol is sponsoring the First Friday Family Festival PEEP And The Big Wide World on Friday, April 4th 2014 from 5:00-8:00 pm. Join us for a Big Wide World Adventure! Cluck & chirp with live chickens and chicks. Build sturdy structures and racing ramps, experiment with marshmallow Peeps. Build K’nex cars & race marshmallow Peeps, craft a baby chick. Picture yourself as Quack, Chirp or Peep. Wear yellow and get a prize! Reduced admission of $6.00 per person, children under one are free. ACM and library passes are not accepted for this event. Pizza, and ice cream will be available for purchase at our old-fashioned Soda Fountain. For further information call the museum at (860) 314-1400. The Imagine Nation Museum is a division of the Bristol Boys & Girls Club and Family Center of Bristol.



New England Carousel Museum - The Chaparals


95 Riverside Ave., Rte. 72, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-585-5411.

The Chaparrals, Saturday April 4 at 7:00pm -11:00pm.  The Chaparrals are a soft rock, country western band with a wide variety of danceable music. Bring a friend or come alone, either way you will enjoy a nice night out with good music and great people. Admission is only $12 per person - singles welcome! Bring your own beverage. Snacks and soda available for sale. Pre-paid tables of 8 people may be reserved, walk-ins are welcome if there is space. *RESERVATIONS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED as this is a very popular event!* Doors open @ 6:15 PM

Hopkins Vineyard - Vino and Paint with Patty


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

Sign up to paint with Patty, at our paint bar, relax and enjoy a glass of wine. No experience required. Fun for the absolute beginner or the seasoned artist. Each date is structured around a specific painting. This class will feature painting with wine. Patty will instruct and guide you step by step. It’s easy and stress free. All materials are included plus a glass of wine. You may bring your own snacks. April 4, 2014 6:30 – 8:30PM. Cost $35.

The Silo - Hunt Hill Farm Trust - Couples Cook: Tuscan Steakhouse With Chef Daniel Rosati


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

A Classic Dinner that you can share with your friends and family. Seafood Crostini, Ribollita - Classic Tuscan Vegetable Soup
Bistecca Fiorentina - Tuscan Porterhouse Steak with Zesty Salsa Verde, Patate Saltate - Pan Roasted Rosemary Potatoes
Mascarpone Creamed Spinach, Lemon Panna Cotta with Prosecco Marinated Berries.  Full Participation:  $90

Northwest Expo at Northwest CT Chamber of Commerce-Torrington

04/05/2014 to 04/06/2014

333 Kennedy Drive, Torrington, CT 06759. Phone: 860-482-6586.

Northwest CT's Annual Spring 2014 Expo Show sponsored by the Northwest CT Chamber of Commerce--Saturday, April 5 from 10-5PM and Sunday, April 6, 2012 from 10-4PM at the Torrington Armory, 153 South Main Street, Torrington.  Over 70 different businesses under one roof.  Home improvement contractors, health products, financial services, garden supplies.  The Expo is open to the public and offers members and non-members of the Chamber the chance to exhibit their businesses' products and services in order to expand their customer base.  Call for further information.

Woodbury Recreation Dept. - A Honeybee keeping class


7 Mountain Rd., Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3113.

On Saturday the Woodbury Recreation Department will host a honeybee keeping class, taught by Mice Rice of Mike's Beehive LLC, who will discuss the beginning steps of honeybee keeping.  He will include an explanation of the hive, installing bees into the hive, feeding our bees, the life cycle of a bee, how and why to register your bees with the state of CT., bee roles, and problems you might encounter. The class will be held at the Rec House.  Details, registration:  www.woodburyparksandrec.org. or call.

Indian Rock Nature Preserve - Bird Walk


501 Wolcott Rd., Bristol, CT Phone: 860-589-8200.

On Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 am.  Take a walk and see the birds. Visit the website for more information.