Scoville Memorial Library Heritage Talk: History of the Rehoboth Methodist Church, Lakeville

05/03/2014

38 Main Street, Salisbury, CT 06068. Phone: 860-435-2838.

 Salisbury Association Historical Society, 225 Years of Church History, Jean McMillen, Saturday May 3, 2014, at 4:00 p.m.
The last spring Heritage Talk of the Salisbury Association will be a compressed history of the Rehoboth Methodist Church of Lakeville by Jean McMillen.  This Methodist fellowship is celebrating 225 years of existence, the oldest Methodist fellowship in New England.  In 1770 George Whitefield, the most famous preacher of the 18th century, preached his open air sermon under a tree in Salisbury. There will be a cameo appearance by "John Wesley", the founder of Methodism.

Lime Rock Park - Car-truck-and-bike show, Second Annual Fundraising show support for “Spike’s Ride for Sandy Hook,

05/03/2014

60 White Hollow Rd., Lakeville, CT Phone: 860-435-5000.

Lime Rock Park is again encouraging everyone within “listening” distance to show support for “Spike’s Ride for Sandy Hook,” the huge car-truck-and-bike show, as the second annual fundraising gathering is set for Saturday, May 3 at Connecticut’s Northwest Corner motorsports facility. Proceeds benefit the Newtown Police Union and the Rotary Club Sandy Hook Fund. Lime Rock Park’s gate opens at 7:00 a.m., Sat., May 3 for vendors and entrants for the 2014 “Spike’s Ride for Sandy Hook.” Spectator gates open at 10:00 a.m. for this all-day show, which includes a drifting exhibition on the Infield Autocross Course and a motorcycle stunt show, plus local vendors, music and an impressively varied collection of incredible vehicles. The donation is $15 for cars, trucks and motorcycles, $20 for lifted trucks and other big vehicles. Show-watchers are encouraged to donate at the Spike’s Ride Booth on the property.

Skip Barber said, “Last year’s event was one of the most ‘democratic’ shows I’ve ever seen. We had Bentleys from the 1930s shoulder to shoulder with Honda Accords, which, by the way, were right next to jacked-up diesel pick-ups, Z28s and Austin-Healeys. Thousands of vehicles... It’s wonderful when everyone feels as one, to do what they can for Newtown.”

For information, LeGrice is keeping the Spike’s Ride Facebook page updated – as of today more than 2,100 people are coming – and people may also email him at Spikesrideforsandyhook@yahoo.com.

The Silo - Hunt Hill Farm Trust - Cinco de Mayo

05/03/2014

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

Sat. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m With Chef Bill Cosgrove. Join us for a celebration of food a fun in this full participation class, including a Tequila tasting. Homemade tortillas Taco Bar with Tomate Salsa, Quacamole, Carnitas, Grilled Mahi Chili rellenosMole chicken Vanilla flan OLE! $90 per person.

First Annual Save A Child 5K Run/Walk--Prospect

05/03/2014

4 Union City Road, Prospect, CT 06712.

The First Annual Save a Child 5K Run/Walk to benefit St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital will be held on May 3 at St. Anthony's Church beginning at 9AM.  Race packet pick-up registration will start at 7:45AM.  Pre-registration is $20 and race day registration is $25.  Participants register by April 15 will receive a t-shirt.  Online registration is available. 

Audubon Bent of the River Workshop: In Searcch of Warblers and Other Spring Migrants--Southbury

05/03/2014

185 East Flat Hill Rd., Southbury, CT 06488. Phone: 203-264-5098.

In Search of Warblers and Other Spring Migrants--When:  Saturday, May 3, 2014, 7:00 AM. Cost:  Free.Join expert birder Ken Elkins and the Naugatuck Valley Audubon Chapter for an entertaining and educational early morning bird walk. Ken will lead us to the best birding locations and provide lessons and hints for bird identification and vocalizations along the way. Get out that checklist and knock off some of those 189 species that have been found at Bent!

Ridgefield Community Center - BBQ and Family Fair

05/03/2014 to 05/04/2014

316 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-6962.

BBQ and Family Fair:Fun times for the whole family, with food, vendors, games, rides and music. Saturday, May 3rd 11 am – 9 pm. Sunday, May 4th, 11 am - 5 pm. Fees are: $10 for Adults (18+), $5 for Teens (12-17), Free admission for children (Under 12).

 

The Salisbury Association HistHSaliburyiHistorical Society and Scoville Memorial Library presents:Talk: "History of the Oldest Methodist Community in New England" by Jean McMillen

05/03/2014

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

On Saturday, 4 p.m. Free at the Scoville Memorial Library in The Wardell Room, History of the Oldest Methodist Community in New England" by Jean McMillen. For more information visit the website or email:  salisburyassn@gmail.com

7th Annual Naugatuck Valley River Race & 16th Annual Beacon Falls Lions Duck Festival

05/03/2014

Naugatuck River, Platts Mill Rd., , Naugatuck, CT 06779. Phone: 860-274-6213.

6.0 miles of Class 1 & 11 River through Scenic Naugatuck State Forest, from Waterbury to Beacon Falls.  Registration Cost: Before April 4th: $20 per paddler; $30 if official race shirt is requested. After April 4th: $25 per paddler; $35 if official race shirt is requested. Spectators & Festival: Free. Visit the website for more information

The Silo - Hunt Hill Farm Trust - Cinco de Mayo

05/03/2014

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

On Saturday 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with Chef Bill Cosgrove. Join us for a celebration of food a fun in this full participation class, including a Tequila tasting. Homemade tortillas, Taco Bar with Tomate Salsa, Quacamole, Carnitas, Grilled Mahi, Chili rellenos, Mole chicken, Vanilla flan. OLE! $90 per person.

Flanders Nature Center Offers Guided Strolls by Pomperaug Valley Garden Club--Woodbury

05/04/2014 to 05/11/2014

Flanders Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711.

On Sundays, May 4 & 11 | 2 PM at the Sugar House parking lot at Flanders Nature Center members of the Pomperaug Valley Garden Club will be leading guided strolls along Flanders award winning Botany Trail. Meandering through woodlands and fields it is at one of its loveliest times in the spring when there are over 150 wildflowers on the trail blooming. The trail is approximately one mile in length and features gentle terrain suitable for any age level. Please meet at the Sugar House parking lot, located off Church Hill Rd, 1/4 mile east of the intersection of Flanders and Church Hill Roads in Woodbury. The program is free, although donations are welcome.