Southbury Spring Showcase of Crafts


1284 Strongtown Road, Southbury, CT 06488. Phone: (203)598-7600.

Over 30 Juried Exhibitors  11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free Admission.

Keeler Tavern Museum Garden House - Threeds Chamber Music Concert


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

On Sunday, 3 p.m. Visit the website for more information.

New England Carousel Museum - Fire Safety Festival: Then & Now


95 Riverside Avenue, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-585-5411.

April 15th, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Fire Safety Festival: Then & Now. Free program! Come talk with firefighters, see a live car rescue demonstration, take a tour of the Museum of Fire History, listen to a story, and more!

Beardsley and Memorial Library - Program: Beardsley Big Island Bash


40 Munro Place, Winsted, CT Phone: 860- 379-6043.

It’s National Library Week! You can escape to a little slice of paradise at the Beardsley Big Island Bash on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The Beardsley and Memorial Library will also be celebrating the grand reopening of their newly renovated Draper Youth and Children’s rooms.   Enjoy island music with DJ Jacque Williams, tropical refreshments, treats, games, and a children’s craft. This program is free and open to the public.



Naguatuck Historical Society - Children's Art Show

04/17/2013 to 04/20/2013

195 Water St., Naugatuck, CT Phone: 203-729-9039.

Enjoy the work of local youth artists, open Thursday, April 17 and Friday, April 18th from 12-4pm, also Saturday April 20th from 10-2pm. Free for participating artists and members, $2 a person or $5 a family.

Audubon Sharon - Spring Break Sessions

04/17/2013 to 04/18/2013

325 Cornwall Bridge Rd., Rte. 4, Sharon, CT Phone: 860-364-0520.

Audubon Sharon will also once again be holding Spring Break Sessions for children in grades 1-5 on Tuesday, April 16th, Wednesday, April 17th and Thursday, April 18th from 10am-12pm for 1st and 2nd graders, and from 2-4pm for 3rd-5th graders.  Each session is $10 per day. Students may attend one, two or all three days.  Topics for each day this year are: “Wild About Birds” on Tuesday, “Pond Life” on Wednesday, and “Happening Herps” on Thursday.  Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Please call the Audubon Center at (860) 364-0520 to register or for more information. Or, send an email to Christine at

History Bite Lecture Series--The Ludorf Farm: The Life and Work of an Early Connecticut Family Farm--Southbury


624 South Britain Road, Southbury, CT 06488. Phone: 203-405-3124.

On Thursday, April 18, 2013 at noon at the Old Town Hall Museum the History Bite Lecture Series continues with The Ludorf Farm: The Life and Work of an Early Connecticut Family Farm sponsored by the Southbury Historical Society.  The Ludorf Farm represents a self-sustaining, subsistance New England farm of the early 19th century.  The circa 1800 farm is located in "The Purchase." a hily area above the town of Southbury.  The lunchtime lectures are free and open to the public.  Bring lunch.  Beverages and desserts are provided.  Reservations requested, but not required.

Litchfield Garden Club Presents Growing Organic Food--How and Why with Horticulturist Pauline Lord of White Gate Farm


421 Bantam Road, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8848.

The Litchfield Garden Club on April 18th will host an open meeting with renowned horticulturist and organic gardening advocate Pauline Lord of White Gate Farm, East Lyme, CT, who will be giving a presentation entitled Growing Organic Food- How and Why. In it, Pauline will share her contagious enthusiasm, creativity and tips on raising a successful organic garden. Pauline Lord and her partner David Harlow are the principals behind White Gate Farm, a certified organic 100-acre gem in East Lyme, CT. Although their respective roots were laid in New Hampshire and Connecticut, both Lord and Harlow migrated back from California in 1998 to White Gate Farm. Their careers had not prepared them to be farmers. Lord, a graduate of Stanford University, was a therapist who specialized in eating disorders and Harlow was a volcano seismologist who worked with the US Geological Survey. Both wanted to become farmers so they headed east to White Gate Farm, a former dairy farm owned by Ruth Lord, Pauline's mother and the founding president of Long Wharf Theatre. One might say as well that gardening was in Pauline's blood as Ruth Lord's father was the legendary Henry Francis Dupont of Winterthur. By 2000, the farm was thriving. Greenhouses were built, fields were cleared, and produce, poultry, and flowers were raised. White Gate Farm is currently recognized as being one of the leading exemplars of organic farming and practices in the nation. Pauline and David have created a true organic Eden at White Gate, with their fresh, organic, year-round produce as well as organic turkeys and chickens, organic eggs, and flowers. Their mission is simple: to provide healthy, delicious, beautiful, organic food to local consumers as well as increased understanding about the food they eat, the farms that produce it, and the looming dangers of non-biodiversity and genetic modification. To further espouse the "organic way", they have recently instituted "Farm-To-Table" cooking classes at White Gate. The open meeting of The Litchfield Garden Club will be held at The Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road, Litchfield, CT at 7:00 pm on Thursday, April 18th. Admission is free to the public. Registration is not required. Refreshments will be served. For further information, please contact Sylvia Abbott at 860.567.8848. Check the website for further information.

Oliver Wolcott Library Hosts A Conversaton with Author Jane Green--Litchfield


South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8030.

On Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 7-8PM at the Oliver Wolcott Library a program:    A Conversation with Author Jane Green, British import and author of twelve bestselling novels.  Her latest "Family Pictures" will be the topic of her interview with Joseph Montebello, as he facilitates the program.  As well as writing a daily blog: she contributues to various publications both online and print, including Huffington Post, The Sunday Times and Self.  A wine and cheese reception will follow the event.  Hickory Stick Bookshop will provide books for signing and sale.  Registration is required.

Beardsley and Memorial Library - Shakesperience – A Midsummer Night’s Dream


40 Munro Place, Winsted, CT Phone: 860- 379-6043.

Shakesperience presents, William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream at Northwestern Connecticut Community College Auditorium-Founders Hall, on Friday, April 19, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.  Limited seating, free tickets available at Beardsley and Memorial Library and the Northwestern Connecticut Community College Library. Sponsored by NCCC and the Friends of the Beardsley and Memorial Library.