Sharon Audubon Center, Baby Bird Feeding Volunteer Workshop

06/06/2013

325 Cornwall Bridge Rd., Sharon, CT Phone: (860) 364-0520.

5:30-7:00pm. Our wildlife rehabilitation clinic becomes quite full with baby bird during the spring and summer months and we rely on trained volunteers to help with feeding all of those babies. In order to be a baby bird feeding volunteer at Audubon Sharon, attendance to one workshop is mandatory for all interested volunteers, both new and established. Training will include proper feeding, handling and cleaning techniques. Please contact Erin O'Connell, Wildlife Rehabilitiation & Outreach Coordinator at x11 to register.

Watertown Historical Society Museum Hosts Antiques Appraisal Event

06/06/2013

22 Deforest St., Watertown, CT 06795. Phone: 860-274-1050.

On Thursday June 6 at 7:00pm Tim Chapulis of Tim's Auctions will give verbal appraisals of antiques and collectibles in Walker Hall at 50 DeForest Street in Watertown for the Watertown Historical Society. Participants are allowed to bring up to 3 handheld items per person to be appraised for a suggested donation of $5.00 to benefit the Watertown Historical Society. If you are interested in having a large item appraised bring a photograph and description. Tim has announced that he may offer instant purchase of items he appraises if the owner is interested. Tim's Auctions is celebrating their 34th year of auction excellence in Connecticut. Tim Chapulis started his business, which is located on Farmington Avenue in Bristol in 1979. Tim is the "go to" guy when it comes to providing the best auction experience for buyers and sellers. He has handled countless large estate auctions and has auctioned just about everything from coins and jewelry to automobiles. Being able to identify and appraise rare collectible items and connect them with buyers and collectors has resulted in some spectacular outcomes for Tim's Auctions. This appraisal event is open to the public. Call the Watertown Historical Society at 860-274-1050 for more information. Walker Hall is located at 50 DeForest Street (Route 6) in Watertown across the street from the Town Hall. Parking is available at the Town Hall and behind the Congregational Church.

History Bites Lecture Series Continues: Discovering the Gertrude Jekyll Garden Designed for the Glebe House Museum--Woodbury

06/06/2013

49 Hollow Road, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-2855.

On Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Noon the History Bites Lecture Series continues at the Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden.  The topic: Discovering the Gertrude Jekyll Garden Designed for the Glebe House Museum with speaker Judith Kelz, Director.  The lunchtime lectures are free and open to the public.  Bring lunch.  Beverages and desserts are provided.  Reservations requested but not required.

Waterbury Symphony Orchestra Hosts Annual Wine Tasting--Woodbury

06/07/2013

1068 Main Street North, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-574-4283.

As the 75th Anniversary season winds down, the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra invites patrons, guests, new friends and well-acquainted friends to join with them at the Annual Wine Tasting Event.  The event will be held at the delightfully radiant gardens of Mill House Antiques and Gardens in Woodbury on Friday, June 7, 2013 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.The following wine distributors will present wines at the six stations: The Good Life Wine & Spirits, Waterbury; gourmet food from Hen of the Woods, Southbury. WSO musical ensembles will range from a solo clarinetist to a steel drum duo to a double string quartet and cover more than 250 years of great music. Mill House Antiques and Gardens is located at 1068  Main Street North in Woodbury. Proceeds from the Wine Tasting event are for the Benefit of the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra.  Tickets are $75 each and can be purchased online at: waterburysymphony.org or by calling:203-574-4283.

Harwinton Antiques & Design Weekend at Harwinton Fairgrounds

06/08/2013 to 06/09/2013

80 Locust Rd., Rte. 4,, Harwinton, CT 06791. Phone: 317-598-0012.

Farmington Antiques & Design Weekend to become Harwinton Antiques & Design Weekend! Jenkins Management is proud to announce a new home for their long running Farmington Antiques Weekend- The Harwinton Fairgrounds.  The dates will remain the second full weekend in June and Labor Day Weekend.(June 8-9 & Aug 31 & Sept 1, 2013)   Located the same distance of much travelled Route 4, the new location will provide a significant upgrade in facility and infrastructure for dealers and customers.  Our new home will feature over 200 indoor and outdoor spaces. The Harwinton Fairgrounds is also just a few miles from Rt 8, a main thoroughfare for customers travelling up from Fairfield County, Westchester County and the rest of the New York City area.  This should cut over 40 minutes one way off the commute from New York. For information, please contact Jenkins Management at 317-598-0012 or info@jenkinsshows.com

Danbury Museum & Historical Society Summer Garden Party

06/08/2013

43 Main Street, Danbury, CT Phone: 203.743.5200.

On June 8, 2013, spend an afternoon in the beautiful gardens of Colleen Plimpton, Bethel resident, Newstimes gardening columnist, nationally known gardening author and friend of the Danbury Museum. Refreshments will be served and there are over sixty fabulous Silent & Live Auctions. Admission is $20 per person and the event will be held rain or shine from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Get your tickets today by calling 203.743.5200, online via Paypal on our website, via email at info@danburymuseum.org or by stopping by the museum during regular business hours Tuesday through Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Sharon Audubon Center, Backyard Birding by Ear Part 2

06/08/2013

325 Cornwall Bridge Rd., Sharon, CT Phone: (860) 364-0520.

8:00am. $10 per person, registration required, limited to 12 people. Audubon Sharon Director Scott Heth will be presenting this Birding by Ear program. This program was designed to teach participants how to recognize some of the area's common birds by sound, so you can enjoy birding from the comforts of your own home, without even leaving your own deck or patio! We'll be reviewing some of the birds we learned during Part I and testing our ears for some new species as well. However, you did not have to attend Birding By Ear Part I to participate in this program. Food will be provided and registration is required because space is limited. Please call the Audubon Center at (860) 364-0520 to register.

Gunn Memorial Museum - Swedish Exhibit Opening Reception

06/08/2013

5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-7756 .

11am, Gunn Museum Curator Stephen Bartkus will lead a walking tour of "Swede Street", also known as School Street, in Washington Depot as part of the 9th Annual Connecticut Open House Day. Many of Washington's Swedish immigrants settled on or near Swede Street in Washington Depot. This walking tour will share the history of some of the Swedish families and buildings along Swede Street, beginning with the two Swedish Churches and ending at the former Swedish Hall. The exhibit "Coming to America: Washington's Swedish Immigrants" will be open for viewing (10am-4pm) at the Gunn Museum before and after the walking tour. Participants will meet at the Washington Primary School parking lot at 11 School Street in Washington Depot. Registration is required to attend this program, as space is limited. Please call 860-868-7756 to register.

Washington Montessori School Hosts October Project Band Concert

06/08/2013

240 Litchfield Turnpike, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-0551.

On June 8, 2013 at 5PM an early summer concert featuring October Project band celebrating the 20th anniversary of their release on Epic Records will perform its first concert ever in Litchfield County at the Washington Montessori School in New Preston.  There will be a wine/cheese reception after the performance. Tickets $75. Proceeds will benefit the Ben Wheeler Fund. 

Sharon Historical Society - Carve a Wooden Spoon

06/08/2013

18 Main Street, Sharon, CT Phone: 860-824-4720.

10:00AM -1:00 PM.  Introduction to Whittling and Coal Burning At the Sharon Historical Society Featuring Joe Brien, of Lost Art Workshops & Sponsored by Housatonic Youth Service Bureau. Craft your very own wooden spoon for eating and cooking! Learn how to whittle a spoon with a knife and hollow the scoop of the spoon using an ember from the campfire. Lunch Provided:
We will prepare soup on the campfire - and eat it with our new spoons! FREE! For kids 10 and up, accompanied by an adult.