P.A.C.K. Program At The Ansonia Nature Center: Making Masks


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

2:00 p.m., join Ranger Wendy and professional mask maker Heather to create a paper mach'e mask designed with nature in mind in this Parents and Communities for Kids program at the Ansonia Nature Center.  Kids should bring their imagination and a desire to become children of the wild! Advance registration by calling 203-736-1053 is required for this free program.

Haight Brown Vineyard Holds Ladies Fondue Tasting


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

On Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 6PM Haight Brown Vineyards will hold a Ladies Fondue Tasting.  This event is now held monthly due to popular demand.  This month's theme is spring beautification.  Seating is limited.  Call for reservations. $30/person. Check the website for other events.

Wine Appreciation Class at Haight Brown Vineyard-Litchfield


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

On Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 12-2PM at Haight Vineyard the second Wine Appreciation class will be held.  You will learn first hand from our winemaker and manager the basics on wine making, evaluating and tasting.  The class is presented over a light lunch.  Call to reserve a spot.  Check the website for further information.

Studio 59 "Young Artist Series" - Torrington


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

On Saturday, Air on a Bass String - John D'Ercole, solo bass guitar.  7 p.m. - Potluck Supper. 7:45 - Performance.  For more information visit the website.

"In Extremis: The Stations of the Cross, 14 Abstractions with Artist Harvey Offenhartz, of Cornwall at Wisdom House - Litchfield


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

On Saturday, April 9 at 3:45 pm where you will hear the artist's journey in the creation of the series. The public is invited to hear the  artist talk.  A reception will follow. The show will run until May 7. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm. The Marie Louise Trichet Gallery is showing this series again during the Lent to provide a contemplative experience during this liturgical season. Vsit the website for more information.


Kent Memorial Library Offers Origami Workshop


32 North Main Street, Kent, CT 06757. Phone: 860-927-3761.

Origami workshop at the Kent Memorial Library--Imagine modern pieces of folded paper drifting off-the-wall, dangling above the books, and gently floating throughout the library! This is how the Kent Memorial Library plans to celebrate Origami, the art of designing and folding creative objects, from paper, recycled catalogs and discarded books. April 9 from 10-12., the library will be holding an opening reception for "Origami: Off the Wall: The Ancient Art of Paper Folding."   Please contact the
library to register for the program by calling 860.927.3761.

Of Piano and Cello at Hunt Hill Farm Trust - New Milford


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

On Saturday, 6 p.m. Composer and pianist Sharon Ruchman will perform original pieces from her CD and CD "Arrival of Spring" accompanied by cellis Mary Costanza. $25. members, $35. non-members, $5. students.

Ukraine Easter Egg Workshop at Beardsley and Memorial Library - Winsted


40 Munro Place, Winsted, CT 06098. Phone: 860-379-6043.

On Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Donna Smith will be teaching this workhop. Come and learn a new art medium using eggs.  Attendees need to bring 6 raw, room tempeerature eggs. This workshop is fre to the public.  Call the library to sign-up and learn this new ski.. Workshop seating is limited.

The Legacy of Cass Gilbert and Tours of City Hall

04/09/2011 to 04/09/2011

144 Main St, Waterbury, CT 06762. Phone: 203 753-0381 ext 10.

The taxpayers of Waterbury spent $35.9m to restore what many call the most beautiful building in the state, our City Hall. How can civic leaders, business people, and city residents build on this great accomplishment to attract new business, new residents, and new jobs? Join us as Allen Plattus, Barbara Christen, Matt Hofstedt and Kevin Taylor discuss how we can learn from American cities have used their historic buildings to reinvent their city centers. Barbara Christen: Co-editor of Cass Gilbert, Life and Work: Architect of the Public Domain. Allen Plattus is a professor of architecture and urbanism at the Yale School of Architecture and the founder of Yale Urban Design Workshop. Matt Hofstedt, Curator of the U.S. Supreme Court. Lunch break: 12:30-2:00pm
Tours of City Hall 2-5pm. Non-Members: $5.

University of the Trees at Pratt Nature Center

04/09/2011 to 04/09/2011

163 Papermill Road, New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-3137.

University of the Trees (UoT) is a participatory, global, social sculpture for developing creative responses to the ecological crisis, through new ways of perceiving our relationship to the world. UoT is a flexible framework for social-ecological action in which the trees are our teachers and the ecological crisis is seen as an opportunity for consciousness. Explore how we might continually participate locally in this global project that connects individual insight, focused dialogue and collective action toward the shaping of a humane and ecologically viable world. Instructor Steve Dahlberg -Director, International Centre for Creativity and Imagination. 16 year old and up - $30.00 members/$35.00 non-members