History Bite Lecture Series--Coe Memorial Park: The Legacy of Lyman and Eliza Coe--Torrington


192 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-482-8260.

On Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the Torrington Historical Society the History Bite Series continues with a presentation featuring Coe Memorial Park: The Legacy of Lyman and Eliza Coe and Torrington's First Municipal Park.  Speaker:  Mark McEachern, Executive Director of the Torrington Historical Society where the lecture will take place in their Carriage House.  For over 100 years, Coe Memorial Park has occupied an important location in Downtown Torrington.  Discover the history of this parcel of land that was once the home of prominent industrialist Lyman Coe and his family.  The lunchtime lectures are free and open to the public.  Bring lunch.  Beverages and desserts are provided.  Reservations requested, but not required. 

Gunn Memorial Library Presents: Live Performance with Instrumental Guitarist Peter Biedermann


5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7247.

Gunn Memorial Library presents a live performance with Instrumental Guitarist, Peter Biedermann--Live Performance with Instrumental Guitarist Peter Biedermann in the Wykeham Room.  Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 6:30pm. Instrumental guitarist, Peter Biedermann has been composing and performing for over 35 years and will be appearing for the first time at the Gunn Memorial Library in Washington, CT. While Peter's music covers a number of genres in various disciplines, the sounds you will hear will be entirely original. The music will be performed on a variety of 6, 8 & 12 string guitars in unique tunings combined with ambient electronics. The architecture of the music is melodic and rhythmic; combining compositional structure and improvisation that embrace the influences of the last 50+ years of finger style guitar playing by such visionary artists as Davey Graham, John Martyn, Alex de Grassi, Leo Kottke, Ralph Towner and Michael Hedges. Peter's CD's will be available for purchase. For more information. This program is free and open to the public.

Barkhamsted Historical Society - "Vito Covelli's Landscape Art"


109 West River Rd, Barkhamsted, CT Phone: 860 738 1152.

The Barkhamsted Historical Society invites you to attend our 3rd program in the series on April12,2013 at 7PM at the Barkhamsted Senior Center ,109 West River Rd,Pleasant Valley Ct. The subject is "Vito Covelli's Landscape Art " presented by BHS President,Paul Hart and Vito's niece,Olivia Covelli. Vito lived in Barkhamsted during the mid 1900's and was a prolific landscape artist and active participant in the WPA artist program during the Great Depression.Admission is free and refreshments will be served.Questions call: Noreen Watson 860 738 1152

The Silo - Wine Pairing Dinner


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

Wine Pairing Dinner Saturday, April 12, 6:30 p.m. Join Chef William Cosgrove for a five-course dinner in the Cooking School.  Joining him will be Tamara Hengen, Wine Manager for CT Distributors. Part-cooking class, part-gourmet dining experience, this epicurian evening is sure to impress. 

Litchfield Historical Society - Annual Meeting and Exhibit Opening


Corner of East & South St., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501.

On Frida. 5:00pm meeting starts; 6:30 exhibit opening  Litchfield History Museum Age(s): All. Fee: Free
Registration: email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org/. Join us as we recap our 2012 accomplishments. After the meeting, take a walk through our Civil War exhibition, "The Hour of Conflict" and explore our new temporary exhibit in the Cunningham Gallery, The Art of Advertising: Signs Around Town."

Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center - American Veda

04/12/2013 to 04/14/2013

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

From Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation, India’s spirituality has had a powerful impact on Western religion, spirituality and culture. With the use of a variety of media, this workshop will explore the colorful history and influence of this spiritual legacy. Visit the website for more information.

3rd Annual Spring Wine Tasting at Morrison Gallery in Kent to benefit The Kent Land Trust


8 Old Barn Rd., Kent, CT Phone: 860 488-9185.

Over seventy wines will be poured at last count including:reds, whites, rose and sparkling including:, Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne 2007 (great aged white burgundy), Hourglass Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon ($150+ Cal-Cult)
Georges Laval Champagne (super rare), Santa Maria alla Pieve Amarone 2009 (Spectacular estate), Numanthia (reds from Toro Spain), COS Cerasuolo di Vittoria (acclaimed Sicilian red), Pierre Darnat Meursault 2009 (top vintage Meursault), Duckhorn "Migration" Pinot Noir 2010 (rich style pinot noir). Lots more gems will be poured at this great event that benefits the Kent Land Trust (501c). Discounted tickets can be bought at Kent Wine or online until Friday. Saturday you'll be able to purchase tax deductible tickets at the door.

Lime Rock Park - "Spikes Ride for Sandy Hook"


497 Lime Rock Rd., Lakeville, CT Phone: 1-744-281-0080 or 860-435-5000.

Spikes Ride for Sandy Hook at Lime Rock Park. April 13, 2013, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tickets: Cars and bikes, $15; Trucks, $20; Spectators, $5.  To find out more on Spikes Ride for Sandy Hook, visit: http://www.facebook.com/events/103780373126870/
(Lime Rock Park is donating the facility and its staff to help make this happen.)

City of Torrington Community Tag Sale


153 South Main Street, Torrington, CT Phone: 860-489-2274.

On Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the City of Torrington will be hosting a Community Tag Sale to benefit the Fireworks Fund. Refreshments will be sold in the kitchen at the Armory during the event.

H.O.R.S.E. of CT - April is Adopt A Horse Month


43 Wilbur Road, Washington, CT Phone: (860) 866-1960.

Get your saddles ready.  Adoption month is here! April is one of the most important months for H.O.R.S.E. of Connecticut. This is a time when you can make a difference in the life of a horse. We currently have over 20 horses up for adoption. There will be a H.O.R.S.E. Showing on Saturday, April 13 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. where you can see our horses in hand and under saddle. If you are interested in adopting a horse, come to the farm for the show or call 860-868-1960 to arrange a tour. Admission to the show is free.