Jerram Winery - St. Patty’s Day Celebration

03/16/2013 to 03/17/2013

535 Town Hill Rd. (Rte. 219), New Hartford, CT Phone: 860-379-8749.

12 Noon to 4pm In addition to our regular tastings, we will offer a special 15% discount on the purchase of full cases of wine (12 bottles) that can be mixed.

White Memorial Foundation Winter Birds and Early Spring Migrants

03/16/2013

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

Litchfield Hills Audubon Society President Fran Zygmont escorts you to Bantam Lake and Point Folly in search of Canvasback, Scaup, Common Goldeneye, Bufflehead, Hooded Mergansers, and maybe a Bald Eagle or two! Before you head to the lake, Gerri Griswold will stuff you full of coffee and muffins and you'll listen for some owls and woodcocks near the Museum. Meet in the Museum parking lot at 7:00 A.M. This program is co-sponsored with the Litchfield Hill Audubon Society. FREE...Donations will be accepted to defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

St. Patrick's Day Dinner--Colebrook Senior Center

03/16/2013

2 School House Road, Colebrook, CT 06021. Phone: 860-738-9521.

The annual fund raising St. Patrick's Day Dinner is being held at the Colebrook Senior and Community Center on Saturday, March 16, 2013 between 5 and 7PM.  Take outs are available from 4:30PM to 5PM.  Purchase tickets in advance by stopping by the center at 2 School House Road or call to make reservations.  Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children under 10. Dine in or take out meal includes corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and carrots, Irish soda bread, pistachio cake and beverage. All are welcome.

Easter Feast, Italian Style at The Silo

03/16/2013

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

Saturday, March 16, 6 to 9:30 p.m. Celebrate the holiday Italian style with Chef Daniel Rosati! Make your holiday meal exceptional with these great recipes. Apulian TaralliStracciatella - Roman Style Spinach Egg Drop SoupTuscan Torta di CarciofiHerb & Garlic Stuffed Butterflied Leg of LambRosemary & Lemon Roasted PotatoesPiselli alla Romana - Fresh Peas with PancettaSicilian Cassatta Cake, Full participation. $85.00 per person or 2 for $160 # of students:

Minor Memorial Library Book Talk with Author Tovah Martin--Roxbury

03/17/2013

23 South Street, Roxbury, CT 06783. Phone: 860-350-2181.

On Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 2PM at the Minor Memorial Library in Roxbury,  Tovah Martin will discuss her new book, "The Unexpected Houseplant".  The free program is part of the library's "Meet the Author" series.  Martin is the author of many highly regarded books on gardening, including "The New Terrarium".  Martin will discuss houseplants with "panache" and show examples from her extensive collection of more than 200 plants. 

Imagine Nation Museum - Celebrate St. Patricks Day

03/17/2013

1 Pleasant Street, Bristol, CT Phone: (860) 314-1400.

On Sunday 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Festive crafts, tastes and music mark this fun filled celebration of Irish culture and traditions. Purchase a Shamrock Shake in our Old Fashion Soda Fountain.

Oxford Historical Society - "An Afternoon with Dolley Madison"

03/17/2013

Twitchell-Rowland Homstead, 60 Towner Lane, Oxford, CT Phone: 203-888-0230.

In celebration of March as Women's History Month, the Oxford Historical Society will present Carolyn Ivanoff in "An Afternoon with Dolley Madison" on Sunday, March 17, at 3 p.m. The program will take place at the Twitchell-Rowland Homestead at 60 Towner Lane, off Route 67 in Oxford. Admission is free for Historical Society members and for children under the age of 12.  The cost is $3 for non-members. Costumed in period dress, Mrs. Ivanoff will reenact Dolley Madison's life and times.  She will discuss her husband James Madison's role as the Father of the United States Constitution, explain key events of the War of 1812 and talk about the great men and events of that era. Further information about the program is available by calling (203) 888-0230.

KENT HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S SUNDAY SERIES CLARENCE EVANS PHOTOGRAPHS PRESENTED BY JOHN PAWLOSKI

03/17/2013

Kent Town Hall, Rte. 7, Kent, CT Phone: 860.927.4587 .

The Kent Historical Society's Sunday Series will welcome John Pawloski to present a slideshow of photographs by Clarence Evans of Gaylordsville on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 2:00 PM in the Kent Town Hall. Clarence Evans was a local itinerant cameraman and an important historian documenting everyday life in the Gaylordsville area between the 1880's and 1918, including early pictures of the Bulls Bridge Power Plant. Clarence was an "old school" photographer in that he learned to take pictures at an early age with a glass plate camera and attended school to not only learn how to take pictures but how to develop and print plates.  His photographs included ones from picnics, parades, ball games, etc. as well as portrait and family pictures.   Many of the pictures in John Flynn's "History of Gaylordsville" are Clarence Evans' pictures.   John Pawloski is a free-lance photographer, President of the CT Antique Machinery Association Museum and Director of the CT Museum of Mining & Mineral Science.  Pawloski taught earth & life sciences for 33 years in the New Milford Public Schools, worked for the CT Archaeological Survey as a field archaeologist and taught special summer programs on geology, archaeology, wilderness survival, Native American studies and nature.  His own photos have appeared in numerous national publications such as Time-Life Books, Woman's Day magazine, Glamour magazine and many textbooks. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. For more information: Lyn Stirnweiss, Assistant Director Kent Historical Society 860.927.4587 kenthistorical@att.net.

Matthew Curtiss House - Open House & Blacksmith Demonstration

03/17/2013

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

On Sunday, 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm at The Matthew Curtiss House an Open House & Blacksmith Demonstration. Call for more information or visit the website.

Keeler Tavern Museum Garden House - "They Call Me Lizzy"

03/17/2013

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

Sunday: 4pm - 6pm at The Keeler Tavern Museum. Join Us for a one woman show about Mary Todd Lincoln's Seamstress. Visit the website for more information.