Wisdom House Hosts Art & Spirituality Formum--Litchfield


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

On Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 2:30 to 3:30PM at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center an Art & Spirituality Forum: About Time: Today's Challenge in the Arts will be held.  This forum will provide a venue for artists to share the role that time plays in the preparation and creation of their works, and also in their personal growth as artists.  Further information check the website. 

Hopkins Vineyard - Night Owl Nights


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

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Extended Wine Bar Hours. Come and enjoy after hours in our new wine bar with live music by Adam Scherer. Taste award winning wines, hot mulled cider and cheese platters featuring local Arethusa Farm. No Reservations needed. No cover charge. Free.

Bethlehem Grange Spring Indoor Flea Market


Memorial Hall on the Green, Bethlehem, CT Phone: 203-264-8151.

On Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Memorial Hall on the Green, which is Handicapped-accessible. Vendors will offer antiques, crafts, hand made soap, mall furniture items, buttons, and more, and a used-book sale will take place. The Grange will serve lunch and host a tag sale table.  All proceeds will go toward support of Grange Community service projects.

Beardsley and Memorial Library - Beginners Hand Embroidery Class


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

Beginners Hand Embroidery Class at Beardsley and Memorial Library on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Create your own hand embroidery pillow, while you learn how to make a running stitch, French knot, lazy daisy, and back stitch. Call 860-379-6043 to Register for class. This program is free and open to the public.

9th Annual Vintage Clothing and Accessories Textiles and Jewelry Show and Sale - Danbury

04/05/2014 to 04/06/2014

35 Hayestown Road, PAL Building, Danbury, CT Phone: 914-273-4667.

Saturday 9th Vintage Clothing & Accessories, Sunday Textiles & Jewelry Show and Sale up to 40 booths 10 AM - 5 PM.  Danbury PAL Building 35 Hayestown Road I-84 West exit 6, East exit 5 Early Buying 8:30 - 10:00 AM. Over 40 booths. Step back in to the world of Fashion and bring home a part of American and European History with a wide selection of Vintage Clothing and Accessories; Textiles and Jewelery. See how Vintage Clothing reflects the time, emotions, culture and history of America. An event that promises to be exciting and fun. Sat./Sun. 10-5. Adm. .(under 13 free) Police Activities League Building, East Hayestown Rd. - Danbury Pal on your right. Visit www.cordshows.com for more information and directions or call 914-273-4667.

The Salisbury Association Historical Society and Scoville Memorial Library presents: “The Inns of Salisbury” by Dean Hammond


Scoville Memorial Library, 38 Main Street, Salisbury, CT Phone: 860-435-0566.

On Saturday, 4 p.m. Free. The Salisbury Association Historical Society and Scoville Memorial Library presents: The Inns of Salisbury at the Wardell Room.  For more information visit the website or email:  salisburyassn@gmail.com.


The Silo - Hunt Hill Farm Trust - Springtime in Paris With Chef Daniel Rosati


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

You’ll feel the wind in your hair, like you just took a walk over the Footbridge, strolling down St. Germain with this great menu of spring favorites. Classic Tuna Tartare with Toasted Brioche, Bistrot Style Moules Frites - Mussels with Hand Cut French Fries, Braised Chicken Breast with Caramelized Shallot Sauce, Sugar Snap Pea, Roasted Aparagus & Butter Lettuce Salad with Homemade Quick Cured Bacon, Le Train Bleu Strawberry Tart. Full participation.

Art and Spirituality Forum — About Time: Today's Challenge in the Arts — The Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery at Wisdom House

04/05/2014 to 04/05/2014

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

The priority of speed in so many aspects of our lives often prevents us from paying attention to life and what the moment may be asking of us. With the immediacy of contemporary social media, time is measured in shorter and shorter increments and may be affecting the richness and depth of creativity. This forum will provide a venue for artists to share the role that time plays in the preparation and creation of their works, and also in their personal growth as artists. Presenters:  David Colbert, sculptor;  Sheila Nevins, President of HBO Documentary Films; David Darling, cellist;  Phoebe Katzin, Co-Costume Designer for MOMIX;  Moderator:  Jack Gilpin, Actor The Forum will be followed by a reception and opening of the exhibit: Inner Light: Sculpture by David Colbert. Donation $15

Cornwall Historical Society - Enslaved and Freed in Cornwall


7 Pine Street, Cornwall, CT Phone: 860-672-0505.

The Cornwall Historical Society launches its 2014 season with a free talk by Ryan Bachman, “Enslaved and Freed in Cornwall,” on Sunday, April 6, 2 p.m. For the past year, Mr. Bachman, an intern at the Society, has been digging up, literally and figuratively, the history of African Americans in Cornwall during the era of slavery in Connecticut. Naomi Freeman, who was born free in Vermont and adopted by the Sedgwick family of Cornwall, married Obadiah Freeman, a freed slave in 1826. Naomi purchased a house in 1828; it is at the site of this home that Mr. Bachman has been painstakingly recovering pieces of their history. His talk will be accompanied by slides of his work and items he has recovered. Refreshments will be served. Free, donations welcome.

Kent Historical Society Hosts Quilt Discover Day


Main St., Kent, CT 06757. Phone: 860-927-4587.

On Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 11Am to 4PM at the Kent Town Hall the Kent Historical Society will host quilt expert Sue Reich of Washington for an entire day of quilt evaluations.  Reservations and a deposit are required for quilt evaluations.  Contact online for a reservation.During the lunch break, quilter Veralyn Davee of Kent will give a brief demonstration on quilt making.