1st Mother's Day Tea In the Country at The Silo Hunt Hill Farm

05/11/2008 to 05/11/2008

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

1-4 p.m. A luxurious Mother's Day afternoon Tea in the Country, you will enjoy an informative lecture on tea by Cyndi Harron of Simpson and Vail Fine Teas of Brookfield, CT while the children are whisked away to create a special edible gift for you in the Silo Cooking School kitchen. Accompanying the excellent selection of Simpson and Vail teas, you will enjoy ginger scones, a delicious selection of tea sandwiches and other homemade delights like jam bars. The cost is $25 for adults and $15 for children ages 10 and under. Registration required.

Natalie Cole - Palace Theater

05/13/2008 to 05/13/2008

100 East Main St, Waterbury, 06702. Phone: 203-755-4700.

Tuesday, May 13 - 7:30pm Eight-time Grammy Award-winning songstress Natalie Cole is back on the road for an extension of her "Leavin" Tour, entertaining audiences both nationally and internationally. The hits, "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)," "I've Got Love On My Mind," and "Pink Cadillac," as well as her latest Grammy nominated hit "Day Dreaming" and many more, promise to make a memorable evening with Natalie Cole. Tickets: $70/ $60/ $50/ $40

Ticks and Lyme Disease, Are You At Risk? (YES)

05/14/2008 to 05/14/2008

5 Bridge St., Kent, 06757. Phone: 860-927-3377. Fax: 860-927-3384.

Dr. Fred Browne, Infectious Disease Specialist, New Milford Hospital and Gerri Rodda, R.N. and author of children's book "Lyme in Rhyme" discuss ticks, lyme disease, prevention and symptoms. The program begins at 7:00 and there is no admission fee.

A book signing will take place following the program.

Backcountry Outfitters-Kent -- Lyme Disease Program

05/14/2008 to 05/14/2008

5 Bridge Street, Kent, 06757. Phone: 860-927-3377.

On Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 7PM at Backcountry Outfitters, Kent, Dr. Fred Browne, Infectious Disease Specialist at New Milford Hospital will speak on lyme disease, its prevention and treatment. Also, Gerri Rodda, R. N. and author of the children's book, Lyme in Rhyme will discuss the education of young children about ticks, the symptoms and communicating with parents/teachers. The program is free to the public. Further information call: 860-927-3377.

Frankly Ben: The Science of Achievement - Palace Theater

05/14/2008 to 05/14/2008

100 East Main St., Waterbury, 06702. Phone: 203-755-4700.

Wednesday, May 14 - 9:30am and 11:30am Meet Benjamin Franklin - not the elder statesman - but Ben, the 15-year-old, who is inquisitive, mischievous, and of course, inventive. Ben's first great idea is to form a club called the Junto. But while Ben thinks their club is just about hangin' out and having fun, his club mates have something else in mind. Will Ben reach his potential? Will he fulfill his destiny? Visit a world of scientific invention and individual achievement in this contemporary musical about making history. Best for grades: 4-8 TICKETS: $8.00

Annual Spring Fair-- St. Hedwig Parish --Naugatuck

05/15/2008 to 05/17/2008

338 North Main Street, Naugatuck, 06770. Phone: 203-729-2403.

St. Hedwig Parish will hold the Annual Spring Fair Thursday, May 15, 2008 from 5PM to 10PM, Friday, May 16 from 5PM to 10PM and Saturday, May 17th from 12PM to 10PM in St Mary's Church parking lot, 338 North Main St. Carnival rides, food, fun. Special Friday night only--ride bracelets 5PM to 10PM $15 each. Further information call 203-729-2403.

Francine Prose at Wisdom House -- A Literary Event For Readers and Writers -- Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

05/16/2008 to 05/17/2008

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

Re-scheduled from November 2007. The workshop will focus on Ms. Prose's non-fiction work, Reading Like a Writer. She will guide participants in a "close reading" of selected short stories. Open to avid readers, teachers, students, and writers: all those who love reading or want to improve their writing skills. On Friday evening, Ms. Prose will read from her work. Reception and book signing will follow. Francine Prose is a distinguished critic and essayist and author of 14 books of fiction. Program co-sponsored by the Litchfield County Writers Project through a grant made to the Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut by the Connecticut Humanities Council. Friday 6 pm (dinner) through Saturday 2 pm Fee: $135 (shared room), $155 (private), $170 (private with bath), $105 (commuter), $40 Friday evening only (includes dinner), $95 Saturday only.

Hunt Hill Farm Silo Cooking School - The Foods and Wines of Tuscany

05/17/2008 to 05/17/2008

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

The Foods and Wines of Tuscany with Chef Jill Nicolson with wines selected by Bill Fore of County Wines will be held on Saturday, May 17th from 6pm-9pm. Menu: Tuscan Bruschetta w/ White Beans, Pan-Roasted Halibut w/ Licorice Basil and Chervil Pesto, Risotto with Baby Peas and Parmesano Reggiano, Rosemary Lamb Chops, Gruyere Potato Galette, Vanilla Custard Torte w/ Peaches. Each course will offer a choice wine to enrich the taste of the menu item. Cost is $90 per person or 2 people for $170. (partial-demonstration) The Silo Cooking School, 44 Upland Rd. New Milford, CT 06776. Contact Cooking School Director Mary Kravec to register at 860.355.0300; or register online; www.hunthillfarmtrust.org.

Hunt Hill Farm Silo Cooking School Mediterranean Mezze Inspired Memorial Day Picnic

05/17/2008 to 05/17/2008

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

Mediterranean Mezze Inspired Memorial Day Picnic with Mark Scarbrough and Bruce Weinstein Saturday, on May 17th from 11am-2pm. Mark Scarbrough and Bruce Weinstein, are the prolific creators of the Ultimate Cook Book series as well as contributing editors to Eating Well Magazine, columnists on weightwatchers.com and Cooking Lite among other publications, radio and TV personalities and fun cooking instructors to boot! Menu: Roasted Red Peppers with Balsamic Vinegar and Basil, Plum and Asiago Savory Tart, Basil Tabbouleh with Pine Nuts and more! Cost is $85 per person or 2 people for $160. (Demonstration) The Silo Cooking School, 44 Upland Rd. New Milford, CT 06776. Contact Cooking School Director Mary Kravec to register at 860.355.0300; or register online; www.hunthillfarmtrust.org

Barkhamsted Historical Society Tag Sale

05/17/2008 to 05/17/2008

Barkhamsted Town Garage rt.44 Barkhamsted, Barkhamsted, 06063. Phone: 860 738 1152.

Barkhamsted Historical Society Annual Tag Sale 8am-3pm May 17th,2008 at the Barkhamsted Town Garage located next to the entrance to the RRDD recycling center Rt 44 Barkhamsted