Ansonia Nature Center NATURE EXPLORERS

05/03/2017

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

 10 am Join Wendy for our preschool/toddler program. This 4-week session is for children ages 2–5 years old with an adult. These outdoor classes will be fun exploring and learning through play. We will learn about nature and science through activities such as hiking, exploring, singing, games, reading, and making crafts. Every class is outside!!!! TUITION: $40 per 4-week session (cash or check payable to Ansonia Nature Center)

Oliver Wolcott Library Carol Moore Mixed Media

05/04/2017 to 06/29/2017

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

Carol Moore is a lifelong resident of Litchfield, currently residing in Bantam. She is well-know in the area for her colorful, energy-charged paintings and pottery. Carol has always been drawn to the negative spaces apparent in industrial sites and street scenes and her paintings reflect this keen interest. Monday 12-5, Tues.- Thurs. 10-9, Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-2, Sun. 10-3.

New England Carousel Museum Museum After Hours: Secrets of the Museum

05/04/2017

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

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Join scholars and experts as we learn about the art and history of carousels, their carvers, the artists, and your favorite carousels. Museum After Hours will be held from 6:30-7:30 PM with a wine and cheese reception taking place 6:00-6:30 PM. Admission to this series is included with general admission, and as always museum members are free.

Southbury Historical Society Digging Deeper: Confessions of an Urban Archaeologist

05/04/2017

100 Poverty Rd., Southbury, CT

Noon to 1 pm. @ Southbury Library. History is all around us, most often in the form of paper, artifacts and unique gadgetry. Some artifacts have yet to be discovered, but quite a few are left used and discarded. All of these items tell a story about us, our lives, and our community. For over 35 years local urban archaeologist, Greg Van Antwerp, has been "digging up" the history around us at local estate, tag, and garage sales. Join us as he shares his stories, discoveries, and valuable finds.

New Milford Historical Society The Fire of 1902

05/04/2017

6 Aspetuck Ave., New Milford, CT Phone: 860-354-3069.

Starts at 7:00 PM The Fire of 1902 - Presentation of the Great Fire on Bank Street by Joe Cats Cost: $5.00 Members: FREE

American Mural Project

05/05/2017

100 Whiting Street, Winsted, CT

Join us on Friday, May 5 at 2:30pm to celebrate the construction and meet the workers who are making it happen. Grab a beer with us, meet our construction crew and check out what they have accomplished in the first 60 days.

Ridgefield Playhouse The Everly Brothers Experience

05/05/2017

80 E Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5795.

8 pm. The Everly Brothers Experience Featuring The Zmed Brothers and The Bird Dogs Band brings a genuine and youthful Everly Brothers experience to the stage, performing all of their classic hits – "Bye, Bye Love," "Wake Up Little Susie," "When Will I Be Loved" and more!

Mattatuck Museum - HISTORY @ THE MATT: Meet the Author: Master Thieves by Stephen Kurkjian

05/05/2017

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

2:30-3:30 pm. Two men disguised as Boston Police officers trick their way into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum after midnight, tie up the two night watchmen and make off with an estimated half billion dollars' worth of artwork. Now 25 years later, the principal reporter on the case for The Boston Globe for years, Stephen Kurkjian, has written a gripping account of the still-unsolved heist. Autographed copies of the book will be available for purchase

Mattatuck Museum - Hands-On Drumming with Craig Norton

05/05/2017

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

1-2:30 pm. Wide smiles ignite when you beat a drum and Sound Healing begins. Join Craig Norton for a few hours of participatory musical merriment in one of the galleries @ The MATT. Everyone gets to play a drum or two, dance, laugh and learn, all while playing rhythms from around the world. Drumming is fun for everyone! Bring your own drums or play one of ours.

Ridgefield Spring Stroll

05/05/2017 to 05/07/2017

Ridgefield, CT

Expect the usual festival performers ~ jugglers, stilt walkers, uni-cyclists, ribbon twirlers ~ strolling throughout the downtown area on Friday evening. Music, magic, a scavenger hunt, family game night at Keeler Tavern, a catwalk on Bailey Avenue featuring the spring fashions available here in Ridgefield and more will also be happening on our streets. The fun will continue on Saturday, May 6th and Sunday May 7th. During the Stroll, many local merchants and organizations will be hosting events of their own, so be sure to stop-in and see all that is happening in downtown Ridgefield!