Ridgefield Gone Country BBQ Festival and Family Fair

05/02/2014 to 05/04/2014

316 Main Street , Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-6962 .

RIDES ! GAMES ! BBQ FESTIVAL!, BBQ VENDORS ! FAMILY FUN! NEBS Grilling & KCBS Barbeque Contests Sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society & the New England Barbecue Society. Event begins at 12 noon each day.

Keeler Tavern Museum's Garden House - Silhouettes by Deborah O'Connor

05/03/2014

132 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203.438.5485.

On Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.  This skilled artist will cut paper silhouettes beautifully depicting children or pets. Great for Mother’s Day, graduation gifts, and birthdays. Mats and frames available (additional charge), so you can leave with ready-to-hang artwork. Call 203.438.5485 for details and to book your sitting appointment(s).  Cost:  $30.00/silhouette, $15.00/copy- See more at: http://keelertavernmuseum.org/events

19th Annual Frog Frolic - Redding Community Center

05/03/2014

439 Redding Road, Redding, CT Phone: (203) 938-2545.

Saturday, May 3rd • 10 am – 4 pm.   Springtime comes into full bloom with the 19th Annual Frog Frolic. Through the generosity of our lead sponsor, Melissa and Doug, children of all ages will revel in games, bounce houses, make your own crafts, touch a truck, and the 6th Annual Cake Walk. Don't miss our amazing Silent Auction! Admission is free, food is available. Redding Community Center rain or shine.

White Memorial Conservation Center Program: Meet the North American Porcupine--Litchfield

05/03/2014

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

Meet the North American Porcupine--Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. in the A. B. Ceder Room at White Memorial Conservation Center.  FREE...Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses. North American Porcupines are large, solitary rodents commonly found in New England including Connecticut.  Although they are elusive and mostly nocturnal they can be found perched in the top of a tree during the day.  Find out so much more from CT DEEP Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator Gerri Griswold and a non-releasable Quill Pig in an hour long program addressing the natural history of one of Connecticut's most fascinating species and the world's third largest rodent!  

Gunn Memorial Library Workshop: Everything Roses--Creative Floral Design--Washington, CT

05/03/2014

5 Wykeham Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7586.

 EVERYTHING ROSES--Creative Floral Design--At the Gunn Memorial Library onSaturday, May 3, 2014 at  11:00am. Loretta Stagen of Loretta Stagen Floral Designs will demonstrate how to create sophisticated, chic arrangements featuring a variety of exquisite roses including garden, floribunda, David Austin and single. After her presentation, twelve lucky attendees will be randomly selected to participate in a hands-on workshop and create an elegant rose topiary to take home! Others may learn by watching. Materials will be provided. Registration is requested.Check the website for further information.

Litchfield History Museum - - Family Day

05/03/2014

Corner of East and South St., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.

Join us on May 3 noon to 4 p.m.  for our annual Family Day! We'll have lots of Colonial Revival-inspired activities and crafts for the whole family. More details to come! Both museums will be free on Family Day.

White Memorial Foundation 4 events

05/03/2014

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

Dawn Walk to Little Pond with Gerri Griswold Rise and shine and head off to the Boardwalk before the crowds arrive! Nothing beats having this special patch of property all to yourself! Coffee and homemade muffins and scones will clear your head and put a spring in your step! Meet in front of the A.B. Ceder Room at 5:00 A.M. FREE...Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses. May 3 Tying One On: Fly Tying Workshop with Doug McDevitt Learn the history, science (fly fishing covers a good deal of it!) and fine art of fly fishing with twenty-five year veteran of this graceful sport, Doug McDevitt. Doug loves nothing more than sharing his passion with you! Learn how to tie your own fly in the morning and employ your new creation on the water in the afternoon! This program is suitable for ages 10 and up and is limited to ten participants! REGISTER EARLY! 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M., A.B. Ceder Room, Members: $40.00 Non-members: $50.00 All materials are included! Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. May 3 Exploring the Lake Trail and Butternut Brook with Gerri Griswold The Lake Trail is chock full of wonders including the ice house ruins, abundant bird and amphibian life and so much more! You KNOW a treat awaits you at the end of your journey! 10:00 A.M., Meet in front of A.B. Ceder Room. FREE...Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses. May 3 Meet the North American Porcupine North American Porcupines are large, solitary rodents commonly found in New England including Connecticut. Although they are elusive and mostly nocturnal they can be found perched in the top of a tree during the day. Find out so much more from CT DEEP Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator Gerri Griswold and a non-releasable Quill Pig named Skitur in an hour long program addressing the natural history of one of Connecticut's most fascinating species and the world's third largest rodent! 2:00 P.M., A.B. Ceder Room FREE...Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

Lime Rock Park Spike's Ride II is Saturday, May 3

05/03/2014

60 White Hollow Rd, Lakeville, CT Phone: 1.800.RACE.LRP.

Lime Rock Park is again encouraging everyone within "listening" distance to show support for "Spike's Ride for Sandy Hook," the huge car-truck-and-bike show, as the second annual fundraising gathering is set for Saturday, May 3 at Connecticut's famous Northwest Corner motorsports facility. Proceeds benefit the Newtown Police Union and the Rotary Club Sandy Hook Fund. Lime Rock Park's gate opens at 7:00 a.m., Sat., May 3 for vendors and entrants for the 2014 "Spike's Ride for Sandy Hook." Spectator gates open at 10:00 a.m. for this all-day show, which includes a drifting exhibition on the Infield Autocross Course and a motorcycle stunt show, plus local vendors, music and an incredible variety of vehicles to admire The donation is $15 for cars, trucks and motorcycles, $20 for lifted trucks and other big vehicles. Show-watchers are encouraged to donate at the Spike's Ride Booth on the property.

Family Day Fun at the Litchfield Historical Society

05/03/2014

On The Green, Rte. 63, 7 South St.,, Litchfield, CT Phone: (860) 567-4501..

Join us in celebrating spring—and our new exhibit—at the Litchfield History Museum on Saturday, May 3 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm. There will be free games, crafts, and entertainment for family members of all ages during our annual Family Day.
 
In conjunction with The Lure of the Litchfield Hills, a new exhibition exploring the town of Litchfield during the Colonial Revival, Family Day is going nostalgic. During the Colonial Revival, which extended from the late 19th century through the early 20th century, Litchfield residents reimagined and celebrated their ancestors’ history.
 
During Family Day, visitors are encouraged to participate in some of the activities that Litchfield’s Colonial Revival-era citizens enjoyed. Dance around a Maypole, or dress up and recreate an historic tableau. If you prefer to get crafty, you can practice hand coloring of black and white period photographs or learn about spinning wool from Ginger Balch of In Sheep’s Clothing in Torrington. In addition, there will be several hands-on activities, including a touch table and architecture bingo, and crafts to work on.
 
Family Day is free and open to the public. Admission to both the Litchfield History Museum and Tapping Reeve House and Law School will also be free on May 3.
 

Torrington Symphony Orchestra Presents: A Spring Concert

05/03/2014

Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-7180 Ext. 261.

TheTorrington Symphony Orchestra presents: A Spring Concert--Saturday, May 3rd 2014 in the Warner's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre. On Saturday, May 3 at 7 pm, the Torrington Symphony Orchestra will present "A Spring Concert," in the Warner's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre. Maurice Steinberg will be your conductor for the evening in a musical performance that will feature two children's pieces with narration - Peter and the Wolf and Tubby the Tuba.