Ridgefield Country BBQ

05/06/2017 to 05/07/2017

316 Main St,, Ridgefield, CT

Great American Cookout will bring the art and taste of outdoor cooking to some of the biggest and best barbeque contests, festivals and retail locations throughout the nation. In its tenth year, the Great American Cookout will stop at over 50 retail locations and 20 food festivals throughout the tour's seven months on the road. BBQ experts and GAC tour hosts, Mike and Christine Peters, will share grilling tips and free samples with event attendees, so bring your napkins, this is one cookout you do not want to miss!

Connecticut Antique Machinery Association 13th Annual Spring Power-Up and Open House!


31 Kent Cornwall Road, Kent, CT Phone: 860-927-0050.

Spectator Hours: 10 AM to 4 PM.. Admission fee: $5.00 for non-member adults, age 6-12 is $2.00, and children 5 and under as well as CAMA members are free. The Spring Power-Up will be a showcase of our own extensive collection of steam and internal combustion engines, tractors, the historic Cream Hill Agricultural School and the Connecticut Museum of Mining and Mineral Science. Vendors and food also available.

Warner Theatre Presents Follies-- Torrington

05/06/2017 to 05/14/2017

Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-7180.

FOLLIES – May 6-14, 2017: A true theatrical event, this legendary masterpiece is considered by many to be the greatest musical ever created. In FOLLIES the time is 1971, and theatrical impresario Dimitri Weissmann hosts a reunion of ex-Follies performers in his crumbling theatre, setting the stage for a parade of brilliant pastiche numbers including, "Losing My Mind," "I'm Still Here," and "Broadway Baby." Amid the reminiscing, two middle-aged couples confront some unpleasant truths about their past and present, and come face to face with the future. Check the website for further information.

Girls Just Wanna Run


North Shore Drive, Litchfield, CT

Rain or Shine! Time: 12:00pm (check-in 10:30-11:30) Location: North Shore Drive, Litchfield Registration Fee: $30 Early Registration: by April 15th Standard Registration: $35 Girls 12 & Under: $18 Divisions: Child: 9 and Under Youth: 10-12 Teen: 13-19 Open: 20-29 Submaster: 30-39 Master: 40-49 Grandmaster: 50-59 Senior: 60-69 Exalted: 70 and up!
Prizes: Overall first place female finisher. Prizes will also be awarded to the first female finisher in each division.
Prizes for the most Glamorous Runners too!

Miranda Vineyard BOB SEMANCIK


42 Ives Rd, Goshen, CT Phone: (860)491-9906.

1:30-4:30 pm. Our in house crooner will be entertaining us again on Sunday, May 7. Bring your snacks, sip our wine and join us for an enjoyable afternoon.

Norfolk Library Sallie Ketcham: Chance Encounters


9 Greenwoods Rd. East, Norfolk, CT Phone: 860-542-5075.

4-6 pm. Sallie Ketcham is an artist whose work includes photography, printmaking, and painting: "Each influences the other, creating a dialogue that opens up endless possibilities for exploration." On display at the Library will be Ketcham's photographs and a small group of prints. She approaches photography with a painterly eye: "I look for the intimate in what sometimes seems to be an overwhelming scene. Many of my photographs are printed over 4 feet in width, which forces the viewer to become part of the world they are seeing: seascapes that encompass the viewer in a turbulent tempest; waves rising up out of a molten metal sea disorienting the viewer and begging them to look deeper..." Her art is inspired by the natural world, in which chance encounters "draw both artist and audience from beauty to mystery, then back again."

Sharon Audubon "Birding with the Director"


325 Cornwall Bridge Road, Sharon, CT Phone: 860-364-0520 ext. 105.

7:30-9:30am: Exploring the Sharon Audubon Center, located at 325 Cornwall Bridge Road in Sharon, CT. Expect to cover 1 mile at an easy pace

Flanders Nature Center Art Tea


5 Church Hill Rd, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711 .

4-6 pm. To celebrate Flanders Nature Center's first beginnings as a working farm, the Art Committee of Flanders will host a 1920's themed Farm Tea. In 1926, on a visit to friends in Southbury, 25-year-old New York artist Natalie Van Vleck fell in love with a farm on Flanders Road in Woodbury. She promptly persuaded her parents to buy it, and so set in train the events that led to the jewel in the crown of Woodbury, Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust. To celebrate her accomplishments, the first annual traditional Flanders Farm Tea will feature a wide range of teas as well as local jams and jellies, homemade cakes, scones, sandwiches and cookies served by Art Committee members in period costume. A highlight will be a raffle for a basket filled with locally-sourced items, with its centerpiece, a teapot by Washington's Will Talbot of Bell Hill Pottery. $25 pp.

Ansonia Nature Center SUNDAY GUIDED HIKE: History Hike


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

1 pm Hike to the Nature Center's historic sites with Ranger Dan. Discover old roads, stone walls, and even some secret treasures he's found during his exploring. Enjoy the day off with your family on this Sunday hike. FREE.



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

10 am Ranger Amie Ziner, our artist in residence, will teach four classes in cartooning nature! We will use on site materials, stuffed specimens, and live animal observation to complete four cartoons with a plant and animal in each one. Improve your drawing accuracy and realism for fun, for story illustration, and for expressing yourself using pictures—a picture is worth a thousand words! For ages 10 to adult. Limited space. FEE: $5 per class.