Beardsley and Memorial Library - Mini-Golf Fundraiser, at R & B Sportsworld

04/06/2013

40 Munro Place, Winsted, CT Phone: 860- 379-6043.

On Saturday, April 6th, R & B's Sportsworld, in Winsted, will play host to the Beardsley and Memorial Library, Mini-golf Invitational fundraiser from 10:00am – 12:00pm (rain date: 4/13/13). The cost for 18 exciting holes of mini-golf is $5 per person. All of the money raised from mini-golf on the morning of the event will be generously donated by R & B's to the Friends of the Beardsley and Memorial Library. Please note, R & B's does not accept credit or debit cards, so plan to pay cash. With a goal to raise $1000, the Friends of the Library hope to defray costs for contemporary furnishings and furniture for the Young Adult and Children's Room sections currently being renovated on the second floor at the Beardsley and Memorial Library.

Brookfield Historical Society and Museum Open House Exhibits - Part of Brookfield 225th Anniversary

04/06/2013 to 04/07/2013

165 Whisconier Road (at the junction of CT Routes 25 and 133) , Brookfield, CT Phone: 203-740-8140.

On Saturday and Sunday from noon until 4 p.m. - part of Brookfield's 225th Anniversary, a Museum Open House.  Historical Society's Museum, Open House with historic photo tour of old Brookfield. Refreshments will be served.

Naugatuck 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt

04/06/2013

1 Hotchkiss Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770. Phone: 203-720-7071.

On Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. at 1 Hotchkiss St,  City Hill School. This event is for children ages 2-4, 5-7 and 8-10  Please bring your own basket.  Check in will be at 12:00 p.m.  The Easter Bunny will arrive at 12:30 P.M. There will be plenty of candy and prizes along with crafts, balloons, a bounce house, hot dog vendor and Sparkles the Clown.  (rain date April 7, 2013).

Darren Winston Bookseller: The Artist in Venice: A reading and book-signing by Adam Van Doren

04/06/2013

81 Main Street, Sharon, CT Phone: (860) 364-1890.

On Saturday, April 6, from 2 to 4 p.m., bookseller and gallerist Darren Winston will host a reading and book-signing by Adam Van Doren to celebrate the publication of The Artist in Venice, at Darren Winston, Bookseller (81 Main Street, Sharon, Connecticut). A selection of paintings by Van Doren, including pieces featured in the book, will be on display from April 2–28.

Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center - New Cosmology: An Introduction

04/06/2013

229 E. Litchfield Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3163.

The first of two 90 minute programs about the New Cosmology what  it is and how it awakens us to a new world view.  Introduction, video of “The Awakening Universe” and discussion. Facilitator: Rosemarie Greco, DW.  Suggested donation:  $10. The second session will be held on Saturday, June 1st.

New Cosmology: an Introduction — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

04/06/2013 to 04/06/2013

229 E. Litchfield Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3163.

The first of two 90-minute programs about the New Cosmology — what it is and how it awakens us to a new world view. Introduction, video of "The Awakening Universe" and discussion. Suggested donation: $10. The second session will be held on Saturday, June 1st. Facilitator: Rosemarie Greco, DW.

New Milford Historical Society Event: Children's High Tea and Party

04/07/2013

6 Aspetuck Avenue, New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-354-3069.

On Sunday, April 7 in the museum gallery at 1 p.m.  the New Milford Historical Society will host a Children's High Tea and Party. This years theme will be Madeline and the Bad Hat. All decorations and activities will have a French accent. Children and their parents are asked to dress in their best Paris fashions. There will be door prizes as well as rewards for the most fashionable girl, best-dressed boy, the girl who looks most like Madeline, the boy who looks most like Pepito, the parent who most resembles Ms Clavel and the Baddest Hat.  The tea party is geared for children 3 to 10 years. The cost for a parent and one child is $25; each additional child is an additional $10. For reservations and more information  call: 860-354-3069.

The Roger Sherman Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution - Telling Kent's Story: Connecting With History in a Modern World

04/08/2013

6 Bridge Street, Kent, CT Phone: 860.868.1819.

The Roger Sherman Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its meeting on Monday, April 8, 2013, at St. Andrews Church Community Room, 6 Bridge Street, Kent, CT at 12:00 pm.  The Roger Sherman Chapter will introduce guest speaker Marge Smith, President of the Kent Historical Society, who will address Telling Kent's Story: Connecting With History in a Modern World scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM. Telling Kent's Story: Connecting With History in a Modern World. The meeting and program is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served in honor of Roger Sherman's birthday following the program. For additional information please contact Chapter Regent, Metta R. Delmore 860.868.1819 mettadel@gmail.com
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation's children.  Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership. With more than 165,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world's largest and most active service organizations. Encompassing an entire downtown city block, DAR National Headquarters houses one of the nation's premier genealogical libraries, one of the foremost collections of pre-industrial American decorative arts, Washington, D.C.'s largest concert hall, and an extensive collection of early American manuscripts and imprints. To learn more about the work of today's DAR, visit www.dar.org.

Newtown Historical Society Program by Gordon Williams "All This and Heaven, Too"

04/08/2013

25 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-0864.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROGRAM PROMISES "ALL THIS AND HEAVEN, TOO"--Sir Thomas Moore coined the term "Utopia" in his book of the same name in 1516, describing the intricacies of an island nation that could be called a "perfect" society. Looking at the many attempts of others to create their own Utopias here on earth, on April 8, at 7.30 PM, the Newtown Historical Society will host a presentation by Gordon Williams in the community room of the C H Booth Library, 25 Main Street (route 25). The urge to create a Utopian society has been with people since history has been recorded: the legend of Atlantis with its technological wonders, the Greeks with their diverse city-states, various European monarchs looking to form their domains into visions pleasing to themselves and their religions. The United States was founded to "form a more perfect union," and in this atmosphere individual visions of what that meant were fostered and came to life in the 237 years since our founding. These societies came to life in various and different ways. The "Shaking Quakers," or Shakers are the oldest Utopian experiment in the United States, originally led by Ann Lee, supporting the idea of equality of the sexes. Some societies were very benign with their message, such as promoting industriousness before the second coming of Christ as in the Harmony Society led by George Rapp. Some were more radical in their approach, like John Humphrey Noyes, who founded Oneida: having older men and women initiate younger members in the mysteries of sex, and having meetings where they would mutually criticize one another's faults in an attempt to improve themselves. Some Utopias, however, were not as idyllic: Modern Times, founded by Joseph Warren outside of New York, was little more than anarchy and has been called disgusting and degenerate.Gordon Williams is an historian and former teacher well known to groups in Newtown. He was Trumbull's Teacher of the Year, a Fulbright scholar and exchange teacher, and still loves to spin an historic tale. He has spoken before the Historical Society, of which he is a former President, and other local groups many times. He is also active with the Lion's Club in Newtown.All Newtown Historical Society programs are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the presentation. For further information please call the Society at 203-426-5937, or visit the website www.newtownhistory.org.

Beardsley and Memorial Library - Torrington Area Model Railroaders

04/10/2013

40 Munro Place, Winsted, CT Phone: 860- 379-6043.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, Between 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Choo! Choo!  Entertain the entire family viewing little villages and trains with Torrington Area Model Railroaders. Children will enjoy seeing all the small trains pass through tiny villages.  Model railroads interest modelers, hobbyists and train lovers. The Model Railroad display will be at the Beardsley and Memorial Library. Beardsley and Memorial Library serves the towns of Barkhamsted, Colebrook, and Winchester.