Fifth Annual Butterfly Affair at the Center for Cancer Care--Torrington


200 Kennedy Drive, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-496-8458.

The Fifth Annual Butterfly Affair will be held at the Center for Cancer Care on June 5, 2015 from 5:30PM to 8:30PM.  All funds raised will go to the Cancer Care Fund of the Litchfield Hills.  Live music, beer wine and food and a silent auction and raffle.  Tickets for those 21 and over $30 in advance; $35 at the door. 

Hopkins Vineyard Host Presidential Birthday Bash--New Preston


25 Hopkins Rd., New Preston, CT 06777. Phone: 860-868-7954.

Hopkins Vineyard will host a rain-or-shine Presidential Birthday Bash on June 6, 2015 from noon to 7PM.  There will be cupcakes and champagne.  Live music, local artisans.  Free and open to the public.

White Memorial Conservation Center Program: Amphibian Amble with Carrie Szwed--Litchfield


Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-0857.

June 6--Amphibian Amble with Carrie Szwed. Join Carrie Szwed, Director of Education, on a jaunt to find those sleek and slimy creatures we call amphibians. We'll look under rocks and boards, trudge through mud, and even end up ankle-deep in water armed with dip nets in order to reveal as many frogs, toads, and salamanders, as well as their eggs, as we can. After identifying and marveling at these cool critters with as minimal contact as possible, all amphibians will be safely returned to their hiding spots. Wear long pants and shoes that you don't mind getting muddy! Meet in the Ceder Room for a brief introduction on our native amphibian species before we head out on the property. 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M., A. B. Ceder Room. FREE.

2015 Connecticut Trail Weekend--Sunset Hike at Flanders Nature Center-Woodbury


Flanders Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711 Ext. 10.

Flanders is pleased to participate in Connecticut Trails Weekend, part of National Trails Day, a nationwide hiking initiative established by the American Hiking Society in 1993. This year, Flanders will be offering a sunset walk to mark the end of day at their Van Vleck Sanctuary in Woodbury on Saturday, June 6 at 7:30 PM. While taking in the night scenes and sounds, participants will be guided along the trails by the pond.  There is no charge for the walk and it is open to the public but preregistration is required.

Hopkins Vineyard Presidential Birthday Bash


25 Hopkins Rd, New Preston, CT

12-7PM (rain or shine) Cupcakes and Champagne Live Music by The Goods and Take 2 Karaoke Featured local artisans: Linda Banks: glass art, Silk Scarves by Celeste, Plum Brook Chocolate, Holly Shannon: Jewelry Design, Goat Boy Soap, BuonCello Creamy Liquors, ArBonne Products, Mindscape Industries: jewelry, pottery, musical instruments and much more. Admission: Free

Danbury Museum & Historical Society Civil War Hijinks


43 Main Street, Danbury, CT Phone: 203-743-5200.

2 p.m. The program will take you back in time to experience the Civil War firsthand as she entertains with Civil War era songs, projected images, and excerpts from her book, A QUIET CORNER OF THE WAR: The Civil War Letters of Gilbert and Esther Claflin, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, 1862-1863.

2015 Connecticut Trail Weekend--Nature WAlk on the Hatch Trail--Kent


South Kent School Brown Gymnasium, Kent, CT 06757. Phone: 203-804-1382.

On Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 9AM to 11AM at the South Kent School/Hatch Trail a nature walk will be lead by MaryAnn Haverstock.  Rain or Shine.  Distance:  2 miles.  Pre-registration is recommended. 

2015 Connecticut Trail Weekend--Nature Walk on the Tunxis Trail--Hartland


Hurricane Brook Road, Hartland, CT 06027. Phone: 860-205-8313.

On Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 9AM to 11:30AM a nature walk of the Tunxis Trail near Emmons Pond, Hartford will be lead by Pam Emmons.  Distance:  3Miles.  Pre-registration is not necessary. 

Merwinsville Hotel - 6th Annual Wine Tasting


1 Browns Forge Rd. (Rte. 7 to Riverview Rd. to Station Rd., Gaylordsville, CT Phone: 860-350-4443.

There will be numerous wine distributors offering a wide range of wine samples. A free wine glass is included with your admission. Sponsored by Nejaimes Wine & Spirits.  On Friday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cost: $30. Members: $25. In Advance: $25. 

2015 Connecticut Trail Weekend--Nature Walk at Pie Hill Marsh--Goshen


Pie Hill Rd., Goshen, CT 06756. Phone: 860-491-2076.

On Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 1PM to 4PM the Goshen Land Trust will hold a nature walk at Pie Hill Marsh as part of the CT Trail Weekend.  Pre-registration is not necessary.  Call for  further details.  Rain postpones to 6/7/15.