8th Annual Celebration of Your Writers and ASAP Benefit Auction--Washington, CT


On The Green, Washington Depot, CT 07894. Phone: 860-868-0740.

On May 11, 2013 the 8th Annual Celebration of Young Writers and ASAP Benefit Auction at the Washington Congregational Church on the Green will be hosted for the first time by noted author Frank Delaney.  As a past reader for the event, Mr. Delaney has called the Celebration of Young Writers the best evening of the year in Litchfield County. A silent auction featuring unique items will take place.  Read aloud by local celebrities of young writers works by Mia Farrow, Jack Gilpin and Anne Garrels.  Event begins at 5PM with a cocktail  reception.  Tickets $50, $100 Reserved Seating and also special seating.  Call for further information.

White Memorial Foundation Animal Poetry by the Fire with Gerri Griswold


80 Whitehall Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0857.

7:00 P.M. Kienholz Fire Pit, Members: $5.00 Non-members: $10.00 Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Join Gerri Griswold at the Kienholz Firepit for a cozy reading of poems dedicated to the furred, the feathered, the creepy, the crawly, the slimy, the scaled and everybody else in between. Homemade pie and coffee will be served!

David M Hunt Library - The Catskill Forest Preserve: Template for Public Land Conservation


63 Main Street, Falls Village, CT

Reception 2pm. Lecture 2:30 p.m, Free. The lecture will be presented by Dr. Paul K. Barten, Executive Director of Great Mountain Forest and Professor, UMass. The Catskill Forest Preserve was established in 1885 and protected as "wild forest, forever" with an 1894 amendment to New York's Constitution. This designation represented a major change in public opinion and political will as well as an early success for the fledgling conservation movement. The landscape paintings of Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, and other Hudson River School artists, the stirring fiction of Washington Irving and James Fenimore Cooper, and the writings of George Perkins Marsh and John Burroughs had a dramatic and formative influence on societal values and attitudes. This opened a new era in which the damage to forest ecosystems by tanbark peelers, "cut and run" loggers, and market hunters could no longer be reconciled with the "the greatest good of the greatest number in the long run" and a thriving tourism industry.

Haight-Brown Vineyard Hosts First Annual Pig Roast--Litchfield


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

On May 11, 2013 from Noon to 6PM the First Annual Pig Road at Haight-Brown Vineyards will be held.  Live music and much more. Check the website for further information.

White Memorial Conservation Center Program: Animal Poetry by the Fire with Gerri Griswold--Litchfield


Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-0857.

On May 11, 2013 at the White Memorial Conservation Center a program:  Animal Poetry by the Fire with Gerri Griswold will take place at 7PM.  Kienholz Fire Pit.  There will be PIE!  We love poetry and we love it by a fire and we love it even more when it involves animals! Gerri reads poems dedicated to the feathered, furred, slimy, scaled, and everything in between.  Members $5; Non-members $10.  Call to register.

Quassy -Festival Of The Arts


2132 Middlebury Road, Middlebury, CT Phone: 203-758-2913.

Sidewalk chalk art competition for elementary, middle and high school teams; jazz bands performing at the Carousel Theatre; trash can art competition.

Haight-Brown Vineyard Strawberry Bliss wine release party and Pig Roast

05/11/2013 to 05/11/2013

29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860.567.4045.

Register on our website - $25 which includes pig roast and one glass of wine.  Day of the event - $30.  Regular tastings will be available as well for patrons not wishing to attend the roast.

The Silo - Annual Mother's Day Tea


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

Annual Mother's Day Country Tea, on Sun., May 12 from 1 to 4 p.m.  Always a great time for families.  Call 860.355.0300 to sign up.

Institute of American Indian Studies - Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club Presents: “The Paleo Project – A Survey of Paleo-Indian Distributions and


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

On Sunday, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Michael C. Bouchard, avocational archaeologist and author of “The Archaeology and Ecology of the Laurel Beach Encampment and The Joshua Bouchard Site” will present a lecture on his current study of Paleo Indians in Connecticut.  Mr. Bouchard will discuss Paleo-Indian distribution patterns, migration routes, population density, the changing environment at the beginning of the Holocene period, its effect on the Paleo-Indian, and glacial events that impacted Paleo-Indian migration in the Connecticut area, including survey strategies, problems, and conclusions. Fee: $5 General Public; Free to LHAC Members.

The Silo With Kids In The Kitchen


44 Upland Rd., off Rte. 202, New Milford, CT Phone: 860-355-0300.

Sunday, May 12, 1 to 4 p.m.. For the whole family! Take Mom out and join us for this fun-filled day.  From 1 to 2 p.m. kids will create special culinary gifts for Mom in the Silo kitchen, while you relax in our gallery barn.  Enjoy a Tea Buffet, abounding with specially selected teas and homemade delights, including scones, tea sandwiches and finger foods. A live performance (TBD) begins at 2:15 p.m. This is always a sellout event so register early! $30. per Adult/Child 12+ # of Persons $20. per Child (4 to 11)