Woman Finisher of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race to Speak at Litchfield Community Center

05/05/2010 to 05/05/2010

Route 202-Bantam Rd., Litchfield, 06759. Phone: 860-567-8302.

On Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 7PM join Laura Daugereau, Washington state's first woman to compete in the Iditarod Sled Dog ace who is coming to the Litchfield Community Center for a slide show presentation.The Iditarod Sled Dog race sretches from Anchorage through central Alaska alon the western Bering Sea Coast and finishes 1049 miles later under the great burled arch in downtown Nome. Admission is free--donations accepted. Open to adults and families. Call for further information.

Litchfield County Writers Project--Second Annual Creative Conversation Series

05/05/2010 to 05/05/2010

855 University Drive, Torrington, 06790. Phone: 860-626-6852.

On Wednesday evening, May 5, 2010 at the Francis W. Hogan Lecture Hall at the University of CT Torrington Branch the Litchfield County Writers Project will hold the Second Annual Creative Conversation Series with Diane Meier, author of the novel, The Season of Second Chances. Call to register or further information.

LCWP Second Annual "Creative Conversations"

05/05/2010 to 05/05/2010

University of Connecticut, 855 University Drive, Torrington, 06790. Phone: 860-626-6852.

Diane Meier, author, designer and executive, will be in discussion with Davyne Verstandig in the second annual Creative Conversations event, sponsored by the Litchfield County Writers Project. Diane�s new novel, �The Season of Second Chances,� is published by Henry Holt, available on March 30th, 2010. A book sale and book signing follow the readings. Starts at 6:30pm. Free and open to the public.

History Bites: Letters from Paris...and Naugatuck

05/06/2010 to 05/06/2010

144 West Main Street, Waterbury, 06702. Phone: (203) 753-0381.

Join Ann Smith as she tells how letters bring great personal insights to larger historical narratives. In her newly published book, Hidden in Plain Sight: The Whittemore Collection and the French Impressionists, first hand perspectives recorded in personal letters reveal the family's evolving attitudes about the paintings as well as the Whittemores' friendship with artist Mary Cassatt. Among the earliest American collectors of French Impressionism, the Naugatuck-based Whittemores assembled a collection of more than 1,000 works of art between 1890 and 1927, including important works by Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt and James Whistler. A book signing will follow the program.

Hunt Hill Farm--Henderson Cultural Center Announces Spring Wine and Beer Tasting

05/07/2010 to 05/07/2010

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

On Friday, May 7, 2010 from 6PM to 8:30PM join friends for a Spring Wine and Beer Tasting fundraiser at The Henderson Cultural Center in New Milford in The Silo Gallery and Barnyard. Hors d'oeuvres will be prepared by Chef Mary Kravec, Director of the Silo Cooking School. Ticket prices are $35 with proceeds going to support The Henderson Cultural Center. Call for further information.

Labyrinth Walk Honoring Mothers

05/08/2010 to 05/08/2010

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

Come walk Wisdom House's seven-circuit outdoor labyrinth with your mother or in honor of her. Short introduction, video, and sharing. Saturday, May 8th, 10:30 - Noon. Suggested donation: $5. For more information, call Wisdom House 860-567-3163 or visit www.wisdomhouse.org.

Spring Running of the Haight-Brown Vineyard Express Train

05/08/2010 to 05/08/2010

Phone: 860-567-4505.

On Saturday, May 8, 2010 the Haight Brown Vineyard Express --CT's only wine train excursion will feature food catered by Cuisine with Jill, wine by HB Vineyard of course. Departs at 2PM. Advance ticket purchase required. Tickets may be acquired through the Railroad Museum of New England. 860-283-7245. or visit www.rmne.org. (deadline 1wk prior to event).

Haight Brown Vineyard -- Hosts 5K Run-Litchfield

05/08/2010 to 05/08/2010

29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, 06759. Phone: 860-567-7569.

On Saturday, May 8, 2010 registrations begins at 9AM, Race time: 10AM join the Haight to Run 5K Race at the Haight Brown Vineyard, Chestnut Hill Road, Litchfield. Forms are available at local stores in Litchfield and on line at www.litchfieldparksand recreation.org. $15 before May 1-$20 Racetime. Age groups: 18 and under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and over. Free Fun Run for the kids. After the race, you are invited to tour the vineyards and winery. Call for additional information.

Plymouth Historical Society--Woodruff and Beach Steam Engine Exhibit

05/08/2010 to 05/08/2010

572 Main Street, Plymouth, 06782. Phone: 860-585-7040.

On Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 12 o'clock Noon the Plymouth Historical Society is celebrating the 215th birthday of the Town of Plymouth with a Whistle Blow. Also, celebrating the return of the recently restored 1852 Woodruff and Beach Steam Engine. Open to the public. Call for further information.

New Fairfield Historical Society--Spring Craft Fair

05/08/2010 to 05/08/2010

Brush Hill Rd., Route 39, New Fairfield, 06812. Phone: 203-312-5687.

On Saturday, May 8, 2010 from 9AM to 3PM at the Little Red Schoolhouse on Brush Hill Rd., Route 39, the New Fairfield Historical Society will sponsor a Spring Craft Fair. Local artists will sell homemade crafts--jewelry, jellies and crocheted items. Call for further information.