Women’s Journeys at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

03/19/2011 to 03/19/2011

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

Monthly conversations about life and spirituality. Facilitator: Mary Ellen Bannon. Fee: $15 (lunch option add $10).

Maple Celebration at Flanders Nature Center

03/19/2011 to 03/19/2011

5 Church Hill Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: (203) 263-3711.

Flanders caps off that sweet maple season with its famous grand finale celebration! The winter festival features wood bowl turning, music, a blue bird talk and hike, maple food sampling, cooking demonstrations and special kids’ crafts and activities. Come out and join us for an afternoon of winter fun, perfect for the whole family. Cost: $5/person; $15/family; $30 for groups of 8 or more

Timberdoodling at Audubon Center at Bent of the River

03/19/2011 to 03/19/2011

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

Come observe one of North America's most intriguing mating displays as the male American Woodcock struts, peents, flies, and whistles his way into the female's favor. Past walks have proven very successful in witnessing this impressive display. This is a very popular program and registration is limited so call soon. Please bring your own flashlight and waterproof boots. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

They Called Me Lizzy - A One Woman Play at The Keeler Tavern Museum - Ridgefield


132 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-438-5485. Fax: 203-438-9953.

The Called Me Lizzy from Slavery to the White House. In a one woman play written and directed by Kandie Carle actress Stephanie Jackson tells the moving tale of one woman's life during the 19th century. Lizzy's skills as a seamstress brought her to the White House where she was with Mary Todd Lincoln during many private and difficult moments. Tickets at the Door. Members $10, non-members $15. Refreshments served. Call or visit the website.

Kent Historical Society's Sunday Series--Tourist at Home in the Litchfield Hills


41 Kent Green Blvd., Kent, CT 06757. Phone: 860-927-4587.

On Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 2PM in the Kent Town Hall the Kent Historical Society's Sunday Series will feature Emery-Ted-Roth.  He will present a magical slide show of his photographic images, read a bit from his journals and talk about various digital photography techniques.  Roth describes himself as a tourist at home in the Litchfield Hills, capturing the beauty of the land and the richness of its heritage which is often unseen by most people in their busy lives.  Roth will answer questions about digital photography and how it can be of value to the amateur photographer.  Admission is free--donations welcome.

Spinning Wheel Demonstrations at The Matthew Curtis House - Newtown


44 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-5937.

Open House on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Fiona Fine of Portland, CT will be conducting a spinning wheel demonstration in the North Chamber of the Curtis House.  The process from start to finish will be explored and a discussion will be held on the various spinning wheels on display.  For more information call or visit the website.

Ansonia Nature Center Offers Kite Workshop


10 Deerfield Road, Ansonia, CT 06401. Phone: 203-736-1053.

On Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 2PM, join Rangers Marty and Wendy at the Ansonia Nature Center for a family-friendly program on the art of simple kite-making.  Learn how to make your own kite and hope for a dry and windy day to launch your creation.  Design and good construction will enable a kite to soar.  Materials fee $5 per kite.  Class size is limited--call to register by Thursday, March 17.

Roast Prime Rib Perfection with Rick Rodgers at The Silo, Inc. Hunt Hill Farm - New Milford


44 Upland Road, New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: (860)355-0300.

On Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Rick takes the fear out of roasting a prime rib! Potato Leek Soup with Chive Irish Bread. Standing Prime Rib Roast with Stilton Crust, Au Jus, Horseradish Sauce, Yorkshire Puddings, Green Beans and Baby Carrots with Glazed Shallots; Irish Cream Cheesecake. (Demonstration) $85 per person or 2 for $160. For more information visiit website or call.

19th Annual New Hartford Lions Antique and Collectible Show


Winsted, CT 06013. Phone: 860-489-9118.

New Hartford Lions present the 19th annual Antiques and Collectibles Show on Sunday, March 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Northwest Regional High School #7 in Winsted (east of the junction of routes 44 and 8). Admission. Early Bird buying, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Over 50 dealers! Door Prizes! Free Eye Screenings! Breakfast, lunch and bake sale. Free Parking! All proceeds go to Lions charities. For details, call.

Newtown Friends of Music Present Hugo Wolf Quartett


45 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-6470.

On March 20, 2011 at 3PM at Edmond Town Hall, Newtown the Hugo Wolf Quartett will present a concert.  We enjoyed these virtuosic Viennese the last time they visited Newtown and thought we'd have them back again. Maybe they'll play some Dvorak and other gems of the string quartet repertoire, and why not a little Intermezzo by Hugo Wolf himself. Tickets: $20.  Check the website for further information.