Earth Day - Washington Environmental Council Celebration

05/04/2013

River Walk Pavilion on School Street, Washington, CT

The celebration will consist of two parts, and Earth Day Roadside Cleanup which runs from 9 a.m. until non, and a Farmers Festival which runs from noon until 2 p.m. Trash bags for the roadside clean-up will be available at the Bryan Memorial Town Hall foyer starting Tuesday, April 20. Cash prizes will be awarded for certain categories at the Farmer's Festival. The Festival will take place a the River Walk Pavilion on School Street. Come meet the farmers, sample and purchase produce while learning about small farms. Music will be performed with a wide selection of country music at the carnival. Art work will be on display of local student art competitions.  Much more will be happening so come and celebrate Earth Day.

St. George's Episcopal Church's Annual Spring Tag Sale - Middlebury

05/04/2013

393 Tucker Hill Rd., Middlebury, CT 06762. Phone: 203-758-9864.

8 a.m. to noon  at the Church.  Items for sale include toys, china, glassware, small appliances and more.  The Furniture Gallery, diplayed on the back lawn of the Parish Hall. New this year will be hanging flower baskets, a special variety of geraniums and other small plants on the back lawn.   The kitchen will offer coffee and pastries.  Proceeds from the sale fund the church's outreach programs.

A River Runs Through It: Plymouth’s Water Powered Industrial Heritage

05/04/2013

572 Main St. , Plymouth, CT Phone: 860-584-4634 .

12-2pm, the Society's 1852 steam engine will be running, and at 1 pm the newly refurbished water turbine of Maurice Minor's steam engine will be dedicated. The museum will also be open, featuring Civil War era memorabilia. At 2pm, there will be a free bus tour of Plymouth's historic sites where the power of rivers was used to drive industry. There will be stops at Eli Terry's clock factory in Greystone, Horseshoe Falls, the Lock Museum, and the Waterwheel, among others. The tour will last no more than 3 hours. Preregistration for the bus tour is required. Call 860-584-4634 for reservations and more information.

Flander's Nature Center - The Edible Ornamental Garden at New Morning Market

05/04/2013

128 Main Street N, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711.

May 4  2:30 pm Location: New Morning Market, 128 Main St. N, Woodbury. Cost: $15.The Edible Ornamental Garden Adults. A production vegetable garden can be a feast for the eyes when attention is paid to design, color, interesting structures and plants' ornamental qualities. Garden photographer and writer Karen Bussolini's inspiring presentation shows many inventive ways to tuck edibles into flower beds, use herbs and fruit trees as landscape plants, and assemble colorful edible container gardens to create biodiverse yards humming with life and good things to eat.

White Memorial Eyjafjallajokull, Grimsvotn, Heimay...Iceland's Natural Warriors: Volcanoes

05/04/2013

80 Whitehall Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0857.

6:30 P.M., A.B. Ceder Room, Members: $15.00 Non-members: $20.00 Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Alena collected ash samples from several eruptions during his 2011 trip to Iceland and you'll be surprised at how different they are from one another! Through movies and Tom's own unbridled enthusiasm you too will become a volcanologist! Pot luck supper! BYOB. Please bring a hot or cold dish and your own place setting. We'll supply dessert and coffee.

28th Annual Sharon Classic Road Race

05/04/2013

63 Main St., Sharon, CT 06069. Phone: 860-364-0407.

The annual Sharon Classic Road Race, now in its 28th year, will take place, rain or shine, on Saturday, May 4.  Activities on the Sharon Town Green start at 9:00 a.m., with the main race starting at 10:15 a.m.  Admired for its beautiful race route and small town charm, the 5-mile Sharon Classic also features an extensive festival of events for spectators and runners on the Town Green, where the race begins and ends.  With one of the largest cash prizes among Litchfield County races, the Sharon Classic Road Race offers Grand Prizes of $250 to each of the top male and female runners.  New this year, the Sharon Classic is offering a $250 bonus for setting a new course record.  Men’s record is 24:59, set in 2011and Women’s CR is 28:38, set in 2009. Sharon, in Northwest CT, is a quintessential New England town and an easy drive from Avon, Farmington, Canton, Bristol, New Britain and points in between. Not as far as you think, a visit to Sharon is worth the drive, and the Sharon Classic is an event you don’t want to miss. Register online at www.sharonclassicroadrace.org .  Day-of registration will start at 8:00 a.m. on the Sharon Town Green.  The entry fee for the Sharon Classic is $23, with a $5 surcharge added on race day.  Walkers are also welcome to participate in the 5-mile event for a $12 entry fee.  For additional information, visit our website or contact Karen at kdignacco@comcast.net or 860-364-0407.  GPS street address:  63 Main St., Sharon, CT 06069. The Sharon Classic Road Race benefits the Sharon Day Care, the only child care center in Sharon.

Plymouth Historical Society Hosts "A River Runs Through It--A Celebration of Plymouth's Water

05/04/2013

572 Main Street, Plymouth, CT 06782. Phone: 860-793-6991.

On Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 12-2 the Plymouth Historical Society hosts "A River Runs Through It--A Celebration of Plymouth's Water Power.  The Society's 1852 steam engine will be running and at 1PM the newly refurbished water turbine of Maurice Minor's steam engine will be dedicated.  The museum will also be open, featuring Civil War era memorabilia.  At 2PM there will be a free bus tour of Plymouth's historic sites where the power of rivers was used to drive industry.  There will be stops at Eli Terry's clock factory in Greystone, Horseshoe Falls, the Lock Museum and the Waterwheel among others.  Preregistration is required for the bus tour.  Call for further information.

The Silo - First Artisan and Craft Fair

05/04/2013 to 05/05/2013

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

New this year is our First Artisan and Craft Fair, to be held on Sat., May 4 and Sun., May 5, featuring top-quality handcrafted.  For more information visit the website or call.

Litchfield Historical Society - An American Girl Tea in Litchfield

05/04/2013

Corner of East & South St., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501.

On Saturday 2:00pm-3:15pm. Bring your favorite doll to the Historical Museum for High Tea! We will enjoy snacks, learn etiquette, dance, and play croquet. All ages are welcome! Registration: Yes, email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.   Age(s): All.  Fee: $10 for members; $15 for non-member.

Litchfield Historical Society - Walking Tour

05/04/2013

Corner of East & South St., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-45.

On Saturday  10:00am. meet at the Litchfield Historical Society Age(s): All.  Fee: Members: Free; Non-members: $10
Registration: Yes, email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org. Call for details or visit the website.