Hickory Stick Bookshop Hosts Author Nan Rossiter--Washington, CT


2 Green Hill Rd., Washington, CT 06794. Phone: 860-868-0525.

On Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 2PM at the Hickory Stick Bookshop in Washington Depot Nan Rossiter will sign copies of her new book:  Words Get in the Way.  Rossiter is the author-illustrator of The Way Home--one of Smithsonian magazine's Notable Books for Children in 1999 and of a third picture book, Sugar on Snow.  The event is free and open to the public.

Nan Rossiter at The Hickory Stick Bookshop


2 Green Hill Rd, Washington, CT Phone: (860) 868 0525.

Nan Rossiter will sign copies of her new book Words Get in the Way on Sunday, May 6th at 2pm. This event is free and open to the public. For further information or to reserve your autographed copy if you are not able to come, call (860) 868 0525

Girls Just Wanna Run 5K Race/Walk in Litchfield


Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759.

On Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 12PM a fundraising charity event focusing on health and wellness in girls and woman will be held.  The Girls Just Wanna Run 5K Race/Walk  is hosted by the Junior Women's Club of Litchfield Hills, a non-profit organization.  All proceeds from this race will benefit those in need in the Litchfield Hills.  Girls and women of all abilities are welcome to participate.  Application can be downloaded from the website:  www.jwclitchfieldhills.org.

Master Chef Jaques Pepin at The Silo Cooking School


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

And not just any French guys! The Silo Cooking School is honored to welcome Connecticut's own superstar chefs, Jacques Pepin and Claude Martin, for an afternoon of culinary mastery and conversation in our intimate country kitchen.Menu: Corn Polenta and Mushroom Ragout; Grilled Leg of Lamb; Cream Puff Potato; Gratin of Cauliflower; and for dessert, Country Apple Galette. Seating is extremely limited for this rare appearance so register soon. $225 per person includes demonstration class, menu tasting, a copy of Jacques' latest book, Essential Pepin, and booksigning.Don't miss this unique event! (Sorry, member discounts do not apply).

Learn to Play the Courting Flute, part 2 at The Institute for American Indian Studies - Washington

05/06/2012 to 05/06/2012

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

A continuation of our Indian Love Flute seminar. Allan Madahbee, Ojibway artist and musician, will teach participants basic musical scales as well as simple flute songs. He will also explain the different types of wood used to make flutes and how each flute is unique with its own sound. Whether you attended our first seminar or not, just bring your enthusiasm to learn to play. Flutes will be available for use as well as for sale. CT Educators may earn 0.1 CEUs. Limited seating. Payment in advance is required. Fee: $25; $20 IAIS Members


Emerging Christian Community — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

05/09/2012 to 05/09/2012

229 E. Litchfield Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3063.

An evening of conversation and reflection on themes of spirituality based on the works of Franciscan Father Richard Rohr. PLEASE NOTE: Sessions meet monthly on Wednesdays:  May 9th, June 13th, July 11th, August 8th. Facilitator: Peggy Richard. Donation: $5.

Tips & Trends in Long Term Healthcare at The Gunn Memorial Library & Museum - Washington


5 WYKEHAM ROAD , Washington, CT 06793. Phone: (860) 868-7586.

Join us for an informative talk with seasoned expert, Robert Quinlan, as he presents Tips & Trends in Long Term Healthcare onThursday,  May 10, 2012 at 6:30pm in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library in Washington CT. Robust health insurance coverage during retirement for many will depend on this triangle: Medicare, Medicare Supplement Insurance and Long Term Care Insurance.  You will leave this discussion with an understanding (maybe for the first time), of how they interface witheach other. Find out the latest in each of these programs, including the recent changes in the Long Term Care Insurance marketplace.  Robert will teach you how to shop around for the best value in Medicare Supplement Insurance and Long Term CarePlans. A hand-out highlighting these strategies will be available and Robert will allow plenty of opportunity to answer your questions and concerns throughout the talk. This program is free and open to the public.   Registration is recommended.

2012 ACE Awards - Bristol Center for Arts


Bristol Center fo Arts & Culture, 95 Riverside Ave. , Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-585-5411.

The ACE awards will be presented at an annual fundraising dinner on Thursday, May 10, 2012, and will include a cocktail hour, buffet dinner, an awards ceremony, raffle, and music.  The event begins at 6:00 PM, and tickets are $50.00 each or $400.00 for a reserved table of 8.  Tickets can be purchased at the Carousel Museum building. The proceeds from this event will benefit the general operations and educational programming of the New England Carousel Museum. For more information, please call the Carousel Museum at 860-585-5411 or visit www.thecarouselmuseum.org.


Palace Theater Presents John Tesh: Big Band Live--Waterbury


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

On Tursday, May 10, 2012 at 7:30PM Joh Tesh: ig Ban Live wil perform at the Palace Theater.  Emmy Award-winner and Grammy nominee, Tesh and his Big Band of 14 performers play everyone's favorite big band classics, as well as his renowned piano solos and love songs. Sponsored by Bank of America.elite musicians and vocalists in his band, features a state-of-the-art light show, treats the audience to spectacular dancers and plays a mix of audience favorites and classic tunes covering a variety of genres of music. Elite musicians and vocalists in his band, features a state-of-the-art light show, treats the audience to spectacular dancers and plays a mix of audience favorites and classic tunes covering a variety of genres of music. Cal for further information or check the website.

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, May 11, June 2, July 14, August 18. $40 per person. $35 each with a friend.