March Farms Farm Market and Bakery Opens for the season


160 Munger Lane, Bethlehem, CT Phone: 203-266-7721.

The Farm Market & Bakery, Hayloft Playscape and Pond Side Animal Yard open for the season the first weekend of May. Seasonal Pick Your Own Berries & Fruit Beginning Mid-June Our Pick Your Own season starts with cherries and is followed by blueberries, peaches, apples & pumpkins through October.

Theatreworks Animal Farm

05/05/2017 to 05/27/2017

5 Brookside Ave., New Milford, CT Phone: 860-350-6883.

MAY 5,6 11,12,13 19,20,21 26,27 2017. George Orwell's satire on the perils of Stalinism has proved magnificently long-lived as a parable about totalitarianism anywhere and has given the world at least one immortal phrase: "Some are more equal than others." The animals on a farm drive out their master and take over and run the farm for themselves. The experiment is successful, except that someone has to take the deposed farmer's place. Leadership devolves upon the pigs, which are cleverer than the rest of the animals. Unfortunately, their character is not equal to their intelligence.

3rd Annual Ridgefield Gone Country BBQ Festival

05/06/2017 to 05/07/2017

316 Main St., Ridgefield, CT

More than 40 BBQ masters from across the region will compete in this official Connecticut State Barbecue Championship. The streets of Ridgefield, CT will be filled with the sites and smells of award-winning, pit-smoking, authentic BBQ, as the grounds of the historic Lounsbury House play host to the NEBS & KCBS BBQ Contests.

Ridgefield Playhouse Paul Shaffer and The World’s Most Dangerous Band


80 E Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5795.

8 pm. FEATURING: Valerie Simpson Paul Shaffer is best known as David Letterman's musical director and sidekick for the past 33 years. Check out this musical legend with his band LIVE on stage with some great guest surprises!

Merwinsville Hotel 2nd Annual Spring Arts and Fine Crafts Show

05/06/2017 to 05/07/2017

1 Browns Forge Rd., Gaylordsville, CT Phone: 860-350-4443.

The Merwinsville Hotel Restoration will host its second Annual Spring Show, May 6th and May 7th from 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. There will be plants for sale along with assorted artist and craftspeople demonstrations. Children under 12, Free! The perfect way to find a little something for Mom - only a week to go until Mother's Day! Cost: $2, members free.

25th Anniversary Celebration & Spring Fashion Show @ Terston


27 North Main St, Kent, CT Phone: 860-927-1255.

Saturday, May 6th at 5:30 pm Bubbly and hors d'oeuvres Drawing for cool stuff! Mark your calendar; invite a friend or neighbor and come and enjoy the fun!



300 Nettleton Hollow Rd., Washington, CT

8:30 am - 10 am. You are invited to calm your fears of pruning. Carl Galanter, Perennial Manager at Broken Arrow Nursery, will demonstrate some simple techniques to properly trim your trees and shrubs. The demonstration will take place in the barn starting at 8:30AM and will be followed by preview buying at plant sale. Reservations are required. Call 860-868-2200. $15 per person.



10 Deerfield Rd., Ansonia, CT Phone: 203-736-1053.

10 am Karen Monger is the author of the 3 Foragers blog, which she runs with her husband, Robert, and their daughter, Gillian. Come join their family in discovering edible plants and harvesting them together in the park. Their mission is to impart their knowledge of wild edible plants to others. After the walk, try a wild food "sampler" made by the staff of the Nature Center. FEE: $5.

Lake Compounce Opening Day

05/06/2017 to 05/21/2017

186 Enterprise Dr, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-583-3300 (Offices open at 9am).

Join us at Lake Compounce on Saturday May 6th to kick off our 171st season! After a long, cold winter, it will be exceptionally wonderful to see everyone again for opening day 2017! Bring a friend to celebrate with us, buy a regular admission ticket, and get one FREE! Online only. Tickets can be used on May 6,7,13,14,20 and 21.

Quassy Amusement Park 7th Annual Wooden Warrior Day


2132 Middlebury Rd, Middlebury, CT Phone: 1-800-FOR PARK.

Exclusive morning ride time on our award-winning roller coaster, lunch and more! Pre-sale ticket required for this event. Park open to the public 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.