Mill House Antiques to host "An Evening by the River: Annual Benefit - Woodbury


1068 Main Street North, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-0076.

Friends and supporters of the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition will gather on Saturday, June 2 from 4:30 to 7:30 at Woodbury’s Mill House Antiques to celebrate the Coalition’s 12 years of service and outreach to the people and towns of the watershed. This year, the annual event will highlight the bounty of the Pomperaug watershed, featuring local and regional cheeses and other foods, as well as wines and beers. While enjoying the hors d’oeuvres and drinks, guests can listen to live music, peruse an array auction items, and stroll around the gardens and lawns of the beautiful old Mill House. Tickets are $65 and are on sale at the Coalition’s website,

CT Trails Day Walk with Bethlehem Land Trust


9 Main St., Bethlehem, CT 06751. Phone: 203-266-7596.

Saturday, June 2, 1 - 2:30 pm--CT Trails Day walk with Bethlehem Land Trust--Take a 1.2 mile stroll through the Bellamy Preserve's Carolyn Ferriday Nature Trail and the Ferriday Garden. A member of the Bethlehem Land Trust and Kristin Havill, Site Administrator of the Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden, will explore the history and flora and fauna of these two contiguous parcels preserved in perpetuity by their last private owner, Carolyn Ferriday, a founder of the Bethlehem Land Trust. Part of the CT Trails Day, sponsored by CT Forest & Park Association. For more information see

Yoga at Hopkins Vineyard


25 Hopkins Rd, New Preston, CT Phone: 860-868-7954.

One hour resorative classes followed by wine, cheese and fruit. All levels welcome. From 6-7pm, June 2, July 14, August 18. $40 per person. $35 each with a friend.

Whiting Mills Annual Spring Open Studios--Winsted

06/02/2012 to 06/03/2012

210 Holabird Avenue, Winsted, CT 06098. Phone: 860-806-1931.

The Artists at Whiting Mills, in Winsted, CT, invites artists and craftspeople to exhibit work for sale in their annual Spring Open Studios to be held Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3, from 11am – 5pm. Whiting Mills is a historic building at the gateway to the Berkshires, housing over 30 tenant artists and craftspeople. Exhibition of guest artists will be held in our spacious showroom and available studios. Guest artists will be asked to submit 3 jpeg images of their work to: Submissions will be juried before our panel. If chosen, a $40 entry fee will be required. Deadline for submissions is May 18. An online application is available at <> , click on "Call to Artists."

Aplaca Day with Bella Alpacas Farm! at The Institute for American Indian Studies - Washington

06/02/2012 to 06/02/2012

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

For centuries Native South American Peoples have kept alpacas as pack animals and for the use of their wool, one of the softest in the world. Join us as we welcome Bella Alpacas Farm and two of their beautiful alpacas to learn all about these wonderful animals. See how the fiber is spun and knit into clothing, then watch eight- year old Nico demonstrate how he has trained the alpacas to show! Fee: $8 Adults; $6 IAIS Members; $4 Kids

DAWS Hound Hike AT Tarrywile Park


70 Southern Blvd., Danbury, CT Phone: (203) 744-3130.

Join the Danbury Animal Welfare Society as they hold their 7th Annual Hound Hike here at Tarrywile Park.   The event will be held starting with registration starting at 10:30 a.m. and a guided hike will be offered from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm.  Bring along your dog and enjoy the great outdoors with other animal lovers.  There will be games, refreshments and treats!  Suggested donation is $20 per family with all procedes going to DAWS.  Visit their web site event page for current information on DAWS events.

Shawn Taylor at McLaughlin Vineyards


14 Alberts Hill Road, Sandy Hook, CT

Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. Includes a wine tasting or a glass of wine. Children 1/2 price. Reservations can be made by calling 203.426.1533 or by visiting Picnics allowed. PLEASE no pets or outside alcohol.

Kent Charity Golf Classic


22 Golf Links Road, New Preston, CT 06777. Phone: 860-927-3882.

On Monday, Fun golf tournament sponsored by the Kent Chamber of Commerce and Lions Club. All net proceeds support non-profits in Kent.  Takes place at Lake Waramaug Country Club.  Registration begins at 10:30 with shotgun start at noon.  Awards dinner 5-7.  Registration $175.

Connecticut in the American Civil War: Slavery, Sacrifice and Survivial Lecture at Torrington Historical Society


192 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-482-8260.

The Torrington Historical Society will present the third program in its 2012 Lecture Series on Wednesday, June 6th at the Torrington Historical Society,192 Main Street. This program was made possible through a grant from the Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut and the Connecticut Humanities Council. The guest speaker will be Dr. Matthew Warshauer, Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University. Dr. Warshauer will discuss the topic of his recent publication,Connecticut in the American Civil War: Slavery, Sacrifice and Survival. Although most may not immediately think of Connecticut when considering the Civil War, the state was extensively involved in the conflict. Connecticut sent more than thirty regiments to the front, had an extensive industrial capacity, and an active home front. In addition, the state of Connecticut is home to more than 130 Civil War monuments. Matthew Warshauer received his BA in history from Central Connecticut State University in 1990, followed by his M.A. and Ph.D. in American Studies, both of which he received from Saint Louis University. He has been on the faculty at Central Connecticut since 1997 and has served as editor of Connecticut History since 2003. Dr. Warshauer is the author of three books and is a specialist on 19th century political and constitutional history. He currently serves as co-chair of the Connecticut Civil War Commemoration Commission, and is helping to coordinate activities across Connecticut to focus on the importance and lasting legacies of the American Civil War and Connecticut's involvement in this war. This program will begin at 7 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $2;  admission is free for Torrington Historical Society members. Seating is limited. Refreshments will be served. For more information please contact the Society at 860-482-8260 or by email at
Dr Warshauer will be available to sign copies of his book which will be offered for sale that evening.

Gunn Memorial Library Offers Program: Learn How to Find Your CHI-Community Health Information


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

Please join us Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 6:30pm in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library in Washington for the launch of the new "Community Health Information Center" (the "CHI" Center) Susan Twombly and Mary Kincart will be here from New Milford Hospital to present a how-to on this valuable new health resource center.  The Gunn Memorial Library has agreed to serve as the "beta" site for the CHI model developed by New Milford Hospital, and hopes to replicate in libraries throughout their service area. Using the CHI Health Information Center, consumers have ready access to a wide array of health information concentrated in a dedicated space in each library. The new CHI Center consists of current books, pamphlets and an excellent online system is a free resource designed to empower individuals to become better decision-makers about their health care. Accessible from home, as well as in the library, the database includes full text articles, pamphlets, evidence-based reports, images, drug interaction sheets and videos, focusing on CURRENT medical information. Participants at this session can learn how to easily access this robust information center with just a simple visit to the Gunn Library website, and EBSCO Consumer Health Complete link. Users will learn to use remotely from home, with their library card number. "CHI" stands for Community Health Information, but it is also the traditional Chinese symbol for the life-process and the flow of energy that sustains living beings. In our case, this includes the flow of useful health information that can improve your life. Plow to Plate café of the New Milford Hospital will be serving delightful appetizers and sweets after the session. We hope you'll join us for this exciting event!