19th Century Day on the Farm--New Milford

05/16/2009 to 05/16/2009

140 Park Lane Rd., New Milford, 06776. Phone: 860-210-2030.

On Saturday, May 16, 2009 from 10AM to 4PM enjoy a day at Sullivan Farm in the 1800's. Stroll through the Farm for a historical walk. Visit with the blacksmith as he performs his craft. Chat with the spinner, weaver and others as you experience life on the farm in the 19th Century. Enjoy butter making, games, crafts, garden and barn tours. Step back and enjoy a look at the past at an event the whole family can enjoy. Admission free/Food available.

"Green" Open House to Benefit - Housatonic Valley Association

05/17/2009 to 05/17/2009

Phone: 860-672-6678 .

On Sunday,from noon - 4 p.m. Donation $10. A tour of an award-winning "green home" will benefit the Housatonic Valley Association. The home is located on 13 acres at 40 Cherniske Rd. in Merryall, and is the only house in CT with the highest rating for environmentally friendly construction, according to federal standards. The public will be able to meet the builders and inspect the home. The tour, hosted by builders Mark and Jim Picton of Picton Brothers LLC,

SPRING FEST 09 Pratt Nature Center

05/17/2009 to 05/17/2009

163 Papermill Rd., Off Rte. 202, New Milford, 06776. Phone: 860-355-3137 .

Join us on Sunday from 11:00 to 4:00 at Northville School for our annual SPRING FESTIVAL. There will be animals, crafts, games, food and fun for all ages. No dogs allowed. Admission is $5 for nature center family members and $7 for non membes, or $2 for individual members and $3 for non members.

"Home is Where the Art Is" - Tours - A benefit for Mattatuck Museum Arts and History Center

05/17/2009 to 05/17/2009

Sunday, May 17, 2009 3:00 � 7:00 pm Art collectors Victor Torchia, Jr. and Ben Ortiz open their Ridgefield, Connecticut home, garden, and gallery for a party and tour of their extraordinary art collection carefully selected over 30 years. $75. Those seeking additional information may call the Mattatuck Museum 203-753-0381 x10. Advance registration is required.

Grand Opening Barkhamsted Lighthouse Tribe Exhibit

05/17/2009 to 05/17/2009

100 East River Rd., Barkhamsted, 06063. Phone: 860 738 1152.

Barkhamsted Historical Society's Grand Opening of the Barkhamsted Lighthouse Exhibit ,on loan from UCONN, will be held from 1P.M.-4 P.M. with State Archaelogist Ken Feder giving a talk and a tour of the site.Tour limited to 40 so prior reservations must be made at $5 per person by calling Charlie Lynes 860 379-7362.The exhibit itself will be open to all.Dr. Feder has previously written a book about the site and will be heading an archaeological dig at the newly designated State Archaeological Preserve this Summer.

Artist Talk by writer Davyne Verstandig, Artist-in-Residence at Hunt Hill Farm

05/17/2009 to 05/17/2009

44 Upland Rd., New Milford, 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300. Fax: 860-350-5495.

The Henderson Cultural Center at Hunt Hill Farm presents writer Davyne Verstandig, our first Artist-in-Residence, as part of a new residency program for 2009. Davyne will give an Artist Talk at 3 p.m. during her stay at Hunt Hill Farm in the Silo Gallery.

Davyne Verstandig is a lecturer in English and Creative Writing at the UConn Torrington Campus. She is also director of the Litchfield County Writers Project. She is a member of the Aetna Advisory Board and the Creative Writing Committee at the University of Connecticut. Davyne has published two books of poetry, Pieces of the Whole and Provisions. Pieces of the Whole was produced as a mixed media verse play at Theaterworks in New Milford, Ct. and at The Sherman Playhouse.

The artist-in-residence program was newly created this year to give artists the chance to focus solely on their work in a peaceful and inspirational atmosphere. Selection was based on quality of work, interest in a Hunt Hill Farm residency and plan of work while in residency. The talk is free. For more information contact Silo Gallery Director Valerie Culbertson.

Tibetian Healing Day with Lama Lobsang at Bhakti Healing Center-New Milford

05/17/2009 to 05/17/2009

155 Squash Hollow Rd., New Milford, 06776. Phone: 860-946-3076.

On Sunday, May 17, 2009 join Lama Lobsang from Tibet who lived with the Dalai Lama for many years and now is gracing us with his presence in New Milford. The day includes Yantra Yoga, A Mediation, A blessing ceremony and dinner. All proceeds will go to International Campaign for Tibet, Richard Gere, Chairman and Lama. Please reserve in advance. Call or email for reservations.

Bat Chat: Getting to Know Our Most Misunderstood Allies

05/17/2009 to 05/17/2009

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

Did you know that bats have occupied our planet for fifty million years yet we have only seriously studied them over the last six decades! Join Gerri Griswold, Director of Administration and Development at The White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield and licensed wildlife rehabilitator and educator, for Bat Chat! Through question and answers, a brief slide presentation, and the help of a live Big Brown Bat and a Little Brown Bat, we'll explore biology, ecology, sonar, and cultural highs and lows of these extraordinary creatures.

Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 1:00 pm. Please call for reservations. Fee: $8 Adults / $5 Children

Open House: Celebrating 60 Years--Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

05/20/2009 to 05/20/2009

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

All are welcome to join friends of Wisdom House to celebrate 60 years of the center's ministry of spirituality, education and the arts in Litchfield. Visit the Farm House (circa 1770), Spruce Brook Barn (1925), Colonial Brick Building (1950), Chapel with art windows (2006) and seventy acres of forests and meadows. Visit Wednesday afternoon and enjoy a program and refreshments from 5-7 pm. This celebration is supported by the First National Bank of Litchfield. RSVP appreciated by May 15th.

History Bites Lecture Series--A Student's Life--Litchfield Historical Society

05/21/2009 to 05/21/2009

South Street, Litchfield, 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.

On Thursday, May 21, 2009 at Noon History Bites Series-A Student's Life-lecture by Linda Loveday, education coordinator, LHS. Walk in the footsteps of Litchfield Law School students and immerse yourself in their 19th century studies. The lecture will be held at the Tapping Reeve House and Law School on South St. Free and open to the public. Suggested donation $2. Bring lunch. Beverage/dessert provided. Reservations requested but not required.