Keeler Tavern - Artist Reception: Carol Highsmith, Library of Congress Photographer


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

Architectural photographer Carol M. Highsmith will display photographs taken for the Connecticut edition of her Library of Congress project, "21st Century America." Described on the Library's website as her "career capstone" Highsmith's project will create a state-by-state "multiyear visual record of the early part of this century, a portrait of the United States as a dynamic and ever-changing nation." Images of Keeler Tavern are included in this exhibition and also appear in the project's Connecticut book [funded in part by Ridgefielder George Landegger]. The exhibit and sale will continue through May 10. A portion of sale proceeds will support ongoing work to restore and upgrade the Cass Gilbert Carriage Barn.

Ansonia Nature Center Hosts Full Flower Moon Hike


10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia, CT 06401. Phone: 203-736-1053.

FULL FLOWER MOON HIKE – Sat. May 2, 7 pm. Flowers are starting to bloom in the woodlands along the trails. Join our Nature Center staff for this nighttime. Fragrance hike. FEE: $1.00; please call to register.

Hickory Stick Bookshop Celebrates First National Independent Bookstore Day--Washington, CT


2 Green Hill Rd., Washington Depot, CT 06794. Phone: 860-868-0525.

On Saturday, May 2, 2015 the Hickory Stick Bookshop will celebrate the first National Independent Bookstore Day.  Event is free and open to the public.  There will be events for readers of all ages including a Word-By-Word Community Story, a Book Sleuth Scavenger Hunt, a raffle and more.  A Children's Story Hour will take place for all ages at 11AM. 

White Silo Farm & Winery Hosts Cinco De Mayo Event


32 Route 37 East, Sherman, CT 06784. Phone: 860-355-0271.

Our first event of 2015, Cinco de Mayo is on May 2nd from 1 - 5 PM. We are making pulled pork and chicken tacos, guacamole, salsa and chips, grilled quesadillas, quinoa black salad, and Mexican brownies. Prices are $5 per item. We will be serving our White Silo Winery Sangria. Reservations are not required, and no admission charge –just pay for food and wine.

Scoville Memorial Library Program: Tom Zetterstrom/Dr. Todd Mervosh Present Battle for Native Woodlands--Salisbury


38 Main St., Salisbury, CT 06068. Phone: 860-435-2838.

Tom Zetterstrom and Dr. Todd, Mervosh present the Battle for Native Woodlands: Invasive Eradication and Landscape Preservation in Salisbury and Beyond. Cosponsored by the Salisbury Association Land Trust and Friends of Washinee Park. Tom Zetterstrom uses Salisbury's Washinee Park Restoration as a case history to illustrate the reversal of forest collapse and the return of balance, beauty, and public access to Salisbury's first park and this historic landscape. Zetterstrom is a tree preservationist and photographer well known for his Elm Watch preservation and restoration efforts. The Washinee model is now being applied to the Housatonic Valley Regional High School north campus by the school's Arboretum and Landscape Committee. The speakers will discuss effective invasive management skills, including invasive identification, mapping techniques, early detection strategies and safe and effective mechanical and chemical controls. Dr Mervosh is a weed scientist formerly employed by the Connecticut Agricultural Station and is now a consultant with TM Agricultural and Ecological Services based in Suffield, CT. Immediately following the talk there will be a tour of Washinee Park. The program is cosponsored by the Salisbury Association Land Trust and Friends of Washinee Park and begins at 10 a.m. at the Scoville Memorial Library on Saturday May 2.

White Memorial Conservation Center Program: Dawn Walk Through Five ponds with Gerri Griswold-Litchfield


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

On Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 6AM a Dawn Walk Through Five Ponds with Gerri Griswold will take place at White Memorial Foundation.  Meet at the trailhead at the intersection of Routes 63/61.  Free. Donations accepted.  Dress for the weather.

Litchfield Historical Society Walking Tour--South Street


7 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.

On Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 10AM: South Street.  Each tour lasts one hour.  Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable shoes.  Many of the neighbors that resided in these houses on South Street were connected through marriages and business arrangements. Learn about some of the families and the valuable contributions they made to Litchfield. Come explore the history you walk by every day!  Many of the neighbors that resided in these houses on South Street were connected through marriages and business arrangements. Learn about some of the families and the valuable contributions they made to Litchfield. The program is free for members and $10 for non-members. Registration is required.

Spring Fling! An Evening of Music and Song--Woodbury


Main St., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3113.

On Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 7:30PM at the Old Town Hall in Woodbury a special evening is being planned featuring Soprano Roza Bulat and Pianist Maria Yefimova, featuring classics from Mozart to Tchaikovsky and the Great American Songbook.  Tickets: $20.  Call for further information or check the website.



93 River Road (Rt. 181), Barkhamsted, CT Phone: 860-379-9398.

A bean hole baked beans and ham supper with homemade potato salad, cole slaw, and desserts, also rolls and beverages will be held at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church on May 2, 2015 at  in Pleasant Valley (Barkhamsted).  Seatings at 5, 6, and 7 pm.  Adults $11, Children 6-12 $5.  Please make reservations.  Call 860-379-9398.

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Hosts Gala Benefit Honoring Tom Sachs--Ridgefield


258 Main St., Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-438-4519.

A Gala Benefit honoring Tom Sachs on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 6:30PM to 10PM will take place at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.  Circumstance:  exhibitions by Virginia Poundstone, Nancy Shaver, Ruby Sky Stiler, Penelope Umbrico, Elif Uras, and B. Wurtz.  Free opening reception:   Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 2 to 5PM.  Guided tours, family activities and more!