History Bites Lecture Series--Natalie Van Fleck Diaries

05/20/2010 to 05/20/2010

Flanders Rd., off Rte.6, Woodbury, 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711.

On Thursday, May 20, 2010 at Noon History Bites Series-Marc Chabot, archivist, will talk on Natalie Van Fleck--reflections on artist, farmer and environmentalist from the perspective of her diaries and ora histories. The lecture will be held in the Sugar House at Flanders Nature Center. Free and open to the public. Suggested donation $2. Bring lunch. Beverage/dessert provided. Reservations requested but not required.

Seafood alla Siciliana with Toni Lydecker at Hunt Hill Farm's Silo Cooking School

05/22/2010 to 05/22/2010

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

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Recipes and Stories from a Living Tradition with author Toni Lydecker. Travel with Toni to the shores of Sicily and learn about the history, people and of course, the food of this relatively unknown but fascinating cuisine. Menu includes: Tuna Carpaccio, Shrimp Fritters, Baked Mussels, Baby Squid and Octopus Salad, Spicy Linguine with Anchovies, Pistachio-Crusted Swordfish with Escarole Filling. (Demonstration). $85 or 2 people for $160. Contact Cooking School Director Chef Mary Kravec for more information.

Audubon Bent of the River Festival and Barn Dance--Southbury--

05/22/2010 to 05/22/2010

185 East Flat Hill Rd., Southbury, 06488. Phone: 203-264-5098.

On Saturday, May 22, 2010 from 3PM to 8PM Audubon Bent of the River Festival will be held at the Center on East Flat Hill Rd. Fun for all ages. Exciting program for the whole family. Enjoy live bird of prey presentations from the Audubon Sharon under the big tent. Kids of all ages will be able to challenge their friends to a variety of nature scavenger hunts. Letterboxing and Geocaching--two great ways to work together and explore the 15 miles of trails at the Center. Barn dancing will start later in the afternoon. Enjoy your dinner sitting at a table, out on a blanket,or take home. Your tickets to the Bent Fest include all of these activities and your picnic dinner. Call or go to the website to make your reservation. Call for further information.

Barkhamsted Historical Society Reservoir tour

05/22/2010 to 05/22/2010

100 East River Rd, Barkhamsted, 06063. Phone: 860 738 1152.

The Barkhamsted Historical Society is sponsoring a tour of both the Goodwin and Saville Dams as well as a visit to the East side of the Barkhamsted Reservoir on Sat. May 22,2010 beginning from the Squire's Tavern,100 East River Rd at 9:00 A.M This is a follow-up to the lecture on May 14th and is a Fund Raiser for the Society with tickets being sold for $15 per person.Participants will board a bus at the Tavern and go first to the Goodwin Hydro Electric Facility in Hartland,the n the bus will take them to the Saville Dam for a tour followed by a brief walking tour of the East side of the Barkhamsted Reservoir.Tickets may be purchased through PayPal via our website:barkhamstedhistory.org,or by calling 860 738 3787 and mailing a check to :Barkhamsted Historical Society,P.O.Box 94,Pleasant Valley,Ct 06063.Seating is limited to 48 people,first come first served ,RAIN OR SHINE

Laughing for Lisa - Comedy Night

05/22/2010 to 05/22/2010

The Palace Theater, 165 Main Street, Danbury, Phone: 203-746-9561.

Show Begins at 7:30 p.m. Call 203-746-9561 for tickets. An evening of comedy featuring comedian, Gina Barreca, to benefit The Lisa B. Muller Memorial Foundation and the Women's Center of Greater Danbury, Ct. General Admission tickets are $35 per person. General Admission tickets plus VIP Pass are $55 per person. The VIP Pass includes wine and cheese and a Meet and Greet and book signing with Gina Barreca.

Bat Chat, Getting to know our most misunderstood allies

05/22/2010 to 05/22/2010

38 Curtis Road, Washington, 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

Did you know that bats have occupied our planet for fifty million years yet we have only seriously studied them over the last six decades!

Join Gerri Griswold, Director of Administration and Development at The White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield and licensed wildlife rehabilitator and educator, for Bat Chat!Saturday, May 22nd at 1pm.

Through a brief slide presentation, and the help of a live Little Brown Bat, we´┐Żll explore biology, ecology, sonar, and the cultural highs and lows of these extraordinary creatures.

Please call for reservations. Fee: $8 Adults; $5 Kids

First Annual Boy Scout Troop 55 Car Show

05/22/2010 to 05/22/2010

Bentley Drive, Harwinton, Phone: 860-309-7076.

On Saturday, May 22, 2010, 5PM to 9PM, (rain date May 29), at the Harwinton Town Hall and New Recreation Complex on Bentley Drive the First Annual Boy Scout Troop 55 Car Show will be held. Over 200 car entries and an attendance well over 500 spectators are anticipated. $10 Cars and motocycles. Spectators free. Food available.

Trinity Arts Series Presents Fifth Annual Memorial Organ Concert

05/22/2010 to 05/22/2010

220 Prospect St., Torrington, 06790. Phone: 860-482-6027.

On Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 7:30PM the final concert in the Trinity Arts Series will be the Fifth Annual Memorial Organ Concert with Renee Louprette, internationally recognized organ solo artist and organist at St. Ignatius Loyola Church in New York City. A memorial contribution in honor of or in memory of a loved one will be listed in the program. Call for further information.

Connecticut Master Chorale Spring Concert

05/22/2010 to 05/22/2010

St. Rose of Lima Church, 46 Church Hill Rd., Newtown, 06470. Phone: 203-743-0473. Fax: 203-740-9533.

Tina Johns Heidrich, Conductor "Around the World in 80 Minutes". Featuring music from America, the Caribbean, Denmark, England, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Russia and Serbia. Accompanied by the Connecticut Master Chorale Orchestra. $20 advance/$25 door

Young Chefs - Summer Picnic Favorites at Hunt Hill Farm's Silo Cooking School

05/23/2010 to 05/23/2010

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

Ages 5-11 from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. With our Nancy Stuart Ploch your kids will learn how to prepare Old Fashioned Summer Picnic Favorites: potato salad, cole slaw, macaroni salad, homemade burgers, desserts and more! Join in the fun. We'll dine outside in the barnyard, weather permitting. (full participation). $50 per young chef Contact Cooking School Director Chef Mary Kravec for more information.