Haight Brown Vineyard -- Wines of the World-Germany

03/21/2010 to 03/21/2010

29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, 06759. Phone: 860-567-4045.

On Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 3PM Haight Vineyards will conduct a Wines of the World -Germany tasting-an in depth look into German wines and grape growing techniques. Taste some light cuisine,condiments commonly found in these countries. $25 per person. Call for further information.

An Introduction to Fondant at Hunt Hill Farm's Silo Cooking School

03/21/2010 to 03/21/2010

44 Upland Rd., New Milford, 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with award-winning cake decorator and owner of Cake Suite Bakery in Westport, CT, Michelle Klem at Hunt Hill Farm's Silo Cooking School. Learn a variety of techniques using fondant, buttercream and gum paste. Cover a cake, use tools of the trade and create spring-inspired accents such as 3D gumpaste daisies and more. Each student will decorate their own cake and take their decorating skills to a new level. (Full participation). For more information or to reserve your spot contact Chef Mary Kravec or book online. $80 per person or 2 for $150.

Drumming with John Marshall -- Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

03/21/2010 to 03/21/2010

229 E. Litchfield Rd., Litchfield, 06759. Phone: 860-567-3163.

The workshop will feature rhythm, pulse, and improvisational exercises towards developing confidence and dexterity. Traditional rhythms from around the world will be explored in a joyful, safe and non-competitive atmosphere. Participants are asked to bring a drum if they have one. A limited number will be available. John Marshall is a percussionist who performs on concert stages, radio, television and in film. His performances include drumming traditions of the Middle East, North and South India, West Africa, Central Asia and the Caribbean. He performs with the classical/jazz/world ensemble, Ufonia. Sunday, 12 noon (lunch) to 4 pm. Fee: $35 (includes lunch). Each participant may bring a friend for $20 payable with registration.

The Amish and the Shakers - Two Spiritual Communities in Today?s America

03/24/2010 to 03/24/2010

University of Connecticut, 855 University Drive, Torrington, 06790. Phone: 860-626-6852.

The UConn Torrington LCWP spring 2010 class, �Word and Spirit,� examines Litchfield County authors� works on spirit, through personal exploration to how spirituality affects community and politics. In the second guest event of the semester, authors Tom Shachtman and Robley Whitson talk to Davyne Verstandig about the Amish and Shaker communities in modern day America. A book sale and book signing follow the discussion. Starts at 6:30pm. Free and open to the public. No reservations required.

The Irish Curse - Theatreworks

03/25/2010 to 03/25/2010

Theatreworks, 5 Brookside Ave., New Milford, 06776. Phone: 860-350-6863.

On Thursday, 8 p.m. TheatreWorks is excited to be able to provide its audiences with the opportunity to experience this multiple award-winning show before it opens Off-Broadway on March 28th! The comedy centers on a small group of Irish-American men who meet each week at a support group for men who believe they suffer from "the Irish Curse." When a twenty-something blue-collar guy joins the group, he challenges everything the other men thought about "the Irish Curse." Curious as to what the Curse is? Come to the reading and find out! ADMISSION IS FREE but reservations are required. The reading will be followed with refreshments. Mr. Casella himself will be in attendance, and is happy to take questions from audience members at the end of the play.

History Bites--Life on the Farm-Old Bethlem Historical Society

03/25/2010 to 03/25/2010

Main St. South, Bethlehem, Phone: 203-266-5188.

History Bites continues with Life on the Farm, a lecture by Joe Shupenis, town historian uncovering the daily lives of Bethlehem farmers in the early 1900s through an exploration of their journals. The lecture site is the Johnson Memorial Hall of Christ, Episcopal Church, Main St., Bethlehem. All lectures are at noon. Bring lunch. Beverages and desserts are provided. Reservations requested but not required. $2 donation per lecture. Call for further information.

Israeli Easter Cooking Classes

03/25/2010 to 03/25/2010

Church of Christ Congregational, 12 Village Green, Norfolk, 06058. Phone: (860) 542-5721. Fax: (860) 542-5002 .

An Israeli Easter cooking classes will be held on Thursday, March 25th, at 6:00p.m. at Church of Christ Congregational in Norfolk. The class will be hands-on and include a tasting of the items that participants will learn to cook. Alex Persons will lead the group on a menu of Easter Foods from the Holy Land. Students will learn to cook a range of Middle Eastern foods from Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt and Jordan. A traditional Eastern lamb recipe will be the main course of the holiday meal that will include starters, salads, side dishes and dessert from this multi-cultural region. Sign up now by calling (860) 542-5721 or emailing the Church office at cchurch01@snet.net. The fee for the class is $30. Checks may be made payable to "Church of Christ" and mailed to PO Box 582, Norfolk, CT 06058. This event will benefit the church's missions and programs. Deadline date.

Studio 59 --THE RACH: Preludes & Etudes by Rachmaninoff

03/26/2010 to 03/26/2010

59 Barber Street, Torrington, 06790. Phone: 860-482-6801.

You are invited to an evening of virtuosic music for the piano by Sergei Rachmaninoff Friday ~ March 26, 2010 7:30pm. TICKETS: $25 single $40 for two $12 students Phone reservations required. RSVP: 860-482-6801

Wine, Cheese & Chocolates of France

03/27/2010 to 03/28/2010

29 Chestnut Hill Rd, Litchfield, 06759. Phone: 860-307-5426. Fax: 845-818-3770.

Informative, interesting and delicious way to expand your knowledge and appreciation of wines, cheeses and chocolates. Learn about, and taste, approx 10 mouthwatering combinations. Featuring the country of France! Advance Tickets Required. saturday at 1pm or 3pm, Sunday at 2pm. $25/person

A Magical Night in Venice at Hunt Hill Farm's Silo Cooking School

03/27/2010 to 03/27/2010

44 Upland Rd., New Milford, 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Betty Rosbottom is back! A famous Cookbook author, radio and TV personality and major magazine contributor, Betty was inspired by a recent trip to Venice for this mouthwatering cooking class at Hunt Hill Farm's Silo Cooking School! She has created a perfect menu for Easter! Creamy Sweet Pea Soup with Chives and Ciabatta Croutons, Lelia's Venetian Chicken and Wild Mushrooms, Prosciutto and Fontina; Risotto with Roasted Butternut Squash, Sage and Parmigiano; Roasted Asparagus, Individual Tiramisus (Demonstration). For more information or to reserve your spot contact Chef Mary Kravec or book online. $85 or 2 for $160.