Litchfield Garden Club/Washington Garden Club Host Gay Estes, Flower Arranger

05/08/2008 to 05/08/2008

Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington, 06794. Phone: 203-266-7958.

On Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 1PM The Litchfield Garden Club and The Washington Garden Club will present a Magnificent May Meeting featuring Gay Estes also known as The Lone Arranger from Texas. Ms. Estes is a distinguished Garden Club of America flower arranger. The meeting will be held at the Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington Depot. The program and light refreshments are free and open to the public. A Boutique featuring items from Finial, Huntington and Hope, Smith and Hawken and Litchfield Hills Nursery will be on available for purchase. Reservations are necessary as seating is limited. Call 203-266-7958. A Box Lunch prepared by The Pantry will be sold at Noon for $16 each. Check must be received by May 4th to reserve a Box Lunch--payable to Washington Garden Club, Inc., send to: Susan Magee, 7 Woods Edge Road, Bethlehem, CT 06751. The Washington Garden Club and The Litchfield Garden Club are members of Garden Club of America and Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut.

Hunt Hill Farm Spring Wine and Beer Tasting

05/09/2008 to 05/09/2008

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

The Henderson Cultural Center at Hunt Hill Farm invites you to come to their Spring Wine and Beer Tasting on Friday, May 9th 6:00-8:30 pm in the Silo Gallery. Several Connecticut vineyards and distributors of International wines and beers will be showcased to present a variety of tastings. Enjoy Live Jazz and hors d�oeuvres catered by J.D.Tucker's of Washington Depot. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at Hunt Hill Farm, 44 Upland Road, New Milford or call 860.355.0300 and at County Wine and Spirits 178 New Milford Turnpike, New Preston, CT or call County Wine and Spirits at 860.868.2181. County Wine and Spirits will donate a portion of all orders that evening to The Henderson Cultural Center at Hunt Hill Farm.

14th Annual Dennis N. Malone Memorial Golf Tournament

05/09/2008 to 05/09/2008

Phone: 860-214-6236.

Kiwani Club of Bristol will sponsored this Tournament, at Pine Valley Golf Course, Southington, CT. Tee times starting at 10 a.m. Registation begins at 9 a.m. Cost $130. Lunch served on course. Beer and soda on the course. Special features is Special K-Ball Tournament. Hole-in-one Prizes, sponsored by Buick will include a chance to win a car, golf clubs, trips, and more! Deadline registration and checks: Thursday, May 1, 2008.

Barkhamsted Historical Society Lecture

05/09/2008 to 05/09/2008

109 West River Rd, Pleasant Valley, 06063. Phone: 860 738-1152.

Barkhamsted Historical Society Lecture Series concludes at 7:00 PM at the Barkhamsted Senior Center with Mike Day discussing"Colonial Herb Gardening".Using potted plants protected in a cold frame,Mike will discuss how they were used historically.Come touch,taste and smell!Admission is free and refreshments will be served.Questions call:Noreen Watson 860 738 1152

Maple Celebration at Sweet Wind Farm

05/10/2008 to 05/10/2008

339 South Rd., Hartland, 06027. Phone: 860-653-2038.

Come celebrate the great maple syrup season at Sweet Wind Farm's Maple Celebration on Saturday, May 10, 2008 from 10AM to 6PM in East Hartland. Free admission. Free taste samples, sugarhouse tours, demonstrations, and maple products for sale. At 11AM a narrated slide show and class re maple syruping; 1PM - Cooking with Maple recipe class; from 2 to 4PM free sugar-on-snow for all visitors. Further information call 860-653-2038.

Leki Nordic Pole Walking Clinic/Hike

05/10/2008 to 05/10/2008

5 Bridge Street, Kent, 06757. Phone: 860-927-3377. Fax: 860-927-3384.

Join Anne McAndrew of Backcountry Outfitters, Kent and Marilyn Gansel of Fitness Matters, Kent for a Leki walking pole clinic/hike, starting promptly at 10:00 am. Meet at Backcountry Outfitters. Demo poles available at no charge. Call for reservations only if you need poles, 860-927-3377. Wear sneakers/dayhikers, wool or synthetic socks (no cotton) and bring water. A hat is also recommended.

The Gift of My Mother: Celebrating Anne Morrow Lindbergh -- Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

05/10/2008 to 05/10/2008

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

Join us to remember famed aviator and writer anne Morrow Lindbergh and to explore her life in a program led by her daughter, Reeve. Book signing to follow. Saturday, May 10th, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Donation: $35 (includes lunch)

Photographer Wally Koleck presents “See What I See”

05/10/2008 to 05/10/2008

Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main St., Danbury, 06810. Phone: 203-743-5200.

From 1-3PM in the Marian Anderson Studio. This program is a photographic workshop that encompasses wonderful tips on using your digital camera to capture timeless photographs. Seating is limited to 45. Please either call 203-743-5200 or e-mail to reserve your space. All programs are FREE to the public due to the generosity of the GOODRICH FOUNDATION. Unless otherwise noted all programs are first come, first serve for seating.

A grand opening for the Mattatuck Museum Arts and History Center's new permanent history exhibit, Coming Home: Building Community in a Changing World

05/10/2008 to 05/10/2008

144 West Main St., Waterbury, 06702. Phone: 203-753-0381 X 10.

On Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A ribbon cutting will take place at 11 a.m. Those participating include elected officials of the city and state, and the Mattatuck Drum and Bugle Corps. Guided tours will be offered from 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. The $2 million dollar exhibit, which replaces the Brass Roots exhibit, brings the history of the region into the 21st century. The exhibit will take visitors through the region's early days, from the Mattatuck settlement in Colonial times, to life in the Waterbury region today. It tells the story of all the people of Waterbury and its nine adjacent towns. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Leroy Anderson Centennial Pops Celebration

05/10/2008 to 05/10/2008

100 East Main Street, Waterbury, 06702. Phone: 203-755-4700.

The Waterbury Symphony Orchestra hosts the Leroy Anderson Centennial Pops Celebration on May 10th at 8:15 PM at Waterbury's Palace Theater. The concert features the Woodbury Ballet, members of the Greater Waterbury Youth Symphony, world-renowned pianist Simon Tedeschi, and more trumpets that you can shake your fist at (during the performance of Bugler's Holiday). This is a true community celebration of the legendary composer that brought you your favorite songs, such as Bugler's Holiday, Blue Tango, and others. Tickets are $75, $50, $35, $20 and $10 for Students. Call the Palace Theater Box Office at 203-755-4700 to order or visit For those looking to celebrate in style, you can get dinner at the Palace Theater's Poli Club and a ticket to the show for only $75! Call 203-574-4283 to order this special.