Litchfield Historical Society Explores Landscape Architecture with a Children's Garden Charette


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

On Saturday, June 4, 2011 from 1:30 to 2:30PM the Litchfield Historical Society welcomes children and their families to learn about landscape architecture and try their hand at designing a three dimensional garden.  Architect Jessica Russel Perkel and landscape architect Lauren Richardson will be on hand to tell participants about how a lawn is transformed into a work of art and the plan for the Children's Garden, part of the Historical Society's project.  Fee: $10 per family and $15 for non-members.  Call to register.

Annual Antique Appraisal Day and Bake Sale - Bethlehem


Memorial Hall, Bethlehem, CT 06751. Phone: 203-266-7738.

On Sat. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Republican Town Committee will conduct ists annual verbal appraisals on silver, coins, stamps, books, jewelry andmiscellaneous ntiques for $5 per item.  Also household items for a 50/50 sale.  Call for more information.

Southbury Women's Cub Plans Community Tag Sale


Ballantine Park, Southbury, CT 06488. Phone: 203-695-3476.

On Saturday, from 9AM to 3PM at Ballantine Park the Southbury Women's Club is planning a Community Tag Sale. The rental spots are $20 and two spots for $30. Call for further information.

Chaparrals at New England Carousel Museum - Bristol


95 Riverside Ave., Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: (860) 585-5411.

On Saturday June 4th The Carousel Museum welcomes the locally renowned "Chaparrals" for your listening and dancing pleasure. Come enjoy the ambiance of our museum along with the best in Country Western and Soft Rock while dancing on our recently refinished large dance floor. This is a BYOB event. Snacks and setups will be available for purchase. Singles are welcome. Tickets are $10 per person at the door. Make your reservations for tables of 8 or for more information call the museum at 860-585-5411. Doors will open at 6:30 Saturday evening. The Chaparrals will entertain from 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM. For more information visit the website.


Indian Home Cooking - Delicious and Healthful with Cef Suvir Saran at Hunt Hill Farm Trust - New Milford


44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300.

On Sat. 6-9 p.m. Chef Suvir will present a unique menu inspired by his best-selling cookboo, Indian Home Cooking. (Full participation) $85 per peson or 2 for $160. Visit on website for more information.

Hunt Hill Farm Exploration at Hunt Hill Farm Trust - New Milford


44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300.

On Sat. 9:30 a.m. Explore the wonders of nature at Hunt Hill Fam - home of the Henderson Cultural Center and The Silo Gallery and Cooking School. Learn about the farm's history, its forest and farmland preservaion efforts. Tour the barns and farm buildings, all listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit the Skitch Henderson Museum, an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Meet at the Skitch Henderson Museum. In associaion with Connecticut Trail Day 2011 and CT Forest and Park Association. Free and open to the public. No dogs allowed. For more information and to register call 860-355-0300. In case of inclement weather, registrants will be notified. Rain Date:  Sunday, June 5, 9:30 a.m.


16th Annual Library Luminaries at Gunn Historical Museum & Library - Washington


5 Wykeham Rd, Rte. 47, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7586.

On Sat., Don't be Late, The Company is Divine!   A Glittering Cocktail Kick-Off and then fabulous dinners with Candace Bushnell, Joan & Jeffrey Barist, Marlene & Norman Brachfield, Linda & Arthur Carter, Faith & Howard Drucker, Isabel & Winston Fowlkes, Jane Carmey, Christina & Peter Klemm, Susan & Larry Keesler, Wendy & Bill Luers, Faith Middleton & Fern Berman, Philippa Feigen Malkin & Jonathan Malkin, Sue & Nick Vasleff, Susan McCone & Robert Wessely or a Live dinner performance by Christine  Ohlman (the Beehime Queen of Blue-Eyed Rock'n Soul) and her ban REbel, Montz co hosted by Cynthia Oneglia & Dan Whalen, Susan Bishop Wrable & Gene Brabel and Marles & Chris Smith. Admission to the cocktail party can be purchased separately from dinners. Admission to any of the dinners includes the cocktail party.  Visit the website for more information.

Mommy & Me I Sing for Spring Barnes Nature Center

06/04/2011 to 06/04/2011

175 Shrub Rd., Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: (860) 589-8200.

Ages:  Adult with their 3 or 4 year old. Cost:  $15 per class or $60 for entire session.  To register call (860) 589-8200. Each month will focus on a seasonal topic in nature which you can explore with your young one.  Each class includes an outdoor experience, story and related craft project.

Pipes, Bowls and Birdstones - Soapstone Carving Workshop at Institute of American Indian Studies - Washington

06/04/2011 to 06/04/2011

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

For thousands of years, soapstone or steatite has been used for making pipes, containers, and ornaments. In this workshop at the Institute for American Indian Studies, Primitive Technologist Jeff Kalin will teach participants how to use traditional stone and bone tools to carve, drill and polish soapstone into a variety of functional and decorative items.  Bring a lunch and dress for outdoor work. CT Educators may earn 0.5 CEUs   Space is limited. Registration and a $10 non-refundable deposit is required by May 27th. Fee:  $60; $50  IAIS Members  (includes materials fee)


Journey Through The Home and Street Foods of India with Chef Suvir Saran at Hunt Hill Farm Trust - New Milford


44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300.

On Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Don't miss this opportunity to cook with Suvir in the comfortble initimate space of the Silo kitchen! Full participation $85 per person or 2 for $160.  Visit the website for more information.