Wine Appreciation. Learn basic wine making skills at Haight-Brown Vineyard - Litchfield


29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4045.

On Saturday,  Wine Appreciation. Learn basic wine making skills from our winemaker while touring the cellar and vineyard. Then, join our manager to learn about proper tasting and evaluation. Presented over a light lunch. 12-2pm. $40/person. Reservations required. Visit the website for more information.

Haight-To-Run. Our annual cross-country challenge - Haight - Brown Vineyard - Litchfield


29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4045.

On Saturday: Haight-To-Run. Our annual cross-country challenge. The 5th annual running of "The Grape Race," otherwise known as the "Haight to Run 5K Cross Country race, a picturesque run through the grounds of the Haight-Brown Vineyard and the trails of White Memorial Conservancy. Top finishers in the race receive specially labeled wine bottles from Haight-Brown Vineyards. All pre-registered runners get gift coupons or certificates from the winery and a commemorative hat made especially for the occasion. For details:

Organizing Your Paperwork Workshop at The Wisdom House & Conference Center - Litchfield


229 East Litchfield Rd, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860.567.3163.

On Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Under the direction of Susan Lovallo, participants will learn to overcome piled up paper, the #1 clutter problem. They will go through a step-by-step plan to address daily paperwork: how, when and where to file papers, and how long papers should be kept.  The result will be a paper management system that is simple to set up and easy to maintain. Ms. Lovallo, founder of Clutter Solutions, is a CPA and professional organizer. She helps individuals organize and simplify their time, living spaces, and finances. See The fee for the program is $40 which includes lunch. There is a non-refundable deposit of $15. Each participant may bring one friend for $20 payable with registration. Scholarships are available. For further information, call Wisdom Houseat 860.567.3163, email, or visit

6th Annual Celebration of Young Writers and Benefit Auction - Washington Depot


2 Bryan Hall Plaza, Washington, CT 06794. Phone: 860-868-0740.

On Saturday, May 14, 2011 the 6th Annual Celebration of Young Writers and Benefit Auction will start at 5PM.  The event will take place at Bryan Memorial Hall.  $50 General Admisson, $100 Reserved Seating.  Beginning at 5:30PM with a cocktail reception that features a live and silent auction with all proceeds benefiting ASAP.  Proceeding along a candlelit path, you will be treated to the best prose and poetry from Region 12's students read by celebrity readers such as Denis Leary, Candace Bushnell, Jerry Adler and other talented individuals from the worlds of literature and entertainment.  The night will close with the Frank McCourt Award for Excellence in Teaching being awarded for the very first time to a local educator.

Birdathon Sharon Audubon Center, National Audubon Society


325 Cornwall Bridge Rd, Sharon, CT 06069. Phone: 860-364-0520.

All Day Event.  Birdathon, our annual fundraiser, is a fun day of birding as we try to find as many species of birds as we can in just one day!  You don't have to be a great birder to join us!  To join our birding team (and you can go out for as little or as long as you wish) or to make a pledge, please contact us at the Audubon Center.

Roadside Art Show at Artworks Art Center - Plymouth


109 Wilton Road, Plymouth, CT 06782. Phone: 860-283-6272.

On Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday, May 15th from 11am - 4pm. Roadside Art Show Art show in all fine arts forms. Artists from throughout the region will be displaying their work both indoors and outdoors in this beautiful 4 acre country setting. This semi-annual show is well attended. Bring your lunch and join us in enjoying a great outdoor experience. Organized by Artworks Art Center and the Nutmeg Artists for more information: check out our website or email or call.

Tag a Spot at Morris Tag Sale - Morris Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary


Morris, CT 06763. Phone: 860-361-9066.

Why go tag sale solo when you can be part of a townwide event? The Morris Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is hosting a big sale on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. Contact the Auxliiary to register or donate. Participants can set up at home or rent space at firehouse, where the Auxuliary will also host its own sale, and will have maps and listings available for shoppers. The Auxiliary is accepting donations for its tag sale, as well. Call for more information.

7th Annual Still River Waterway and Greenway Clean Up Day


Larson Farm, Juction Rd., Brookfield, CT 06804.

On Saturday May 14, 2011 The Seventh Annual Still River Waterway and Greenway Cleanup will take place starting at 8 am at Larsen’s Farm on Junction Road in Brookfield, Connecticut. The clean-up is co-sponsored by the Keep America Clean - Great American Cleanup campaign, The America Rivers National River Clean-up Campaign, and Connecticut Water Trails Association. This year the cleanup will focus on the six  mile Brookfield section of the Still River. Volunteers will work on collecting and removing trash and other debris along the way. Volunteers will be fed lunch.  Presently we are looking for volunteers not only to help with trash removal, but also with first aid certification and trucks for hauling trash. Please let us know by May 2, 2011 if you are able to participate – so we can plan accordingly. If you represent a group – please give us a head count. Please pass this email on to anyone else who might be interested You can go to our website for more information.

32nd Annual Barrel Tasting Hopkins Vineyard

05/14/2011 to 05/15/2011

25 Hopkins Road, Warren, CT 06777. Phone: (860) 868-7954.

Noon - 5PM, Rain or Shine. Wine Tasting Barrel Samples Artisan Cheese, Paté and Fresh fruit Sampling. Local Artisan Food Sampling. Live Music Complimentary Hopkins Vineyard Wine Glass. Daily admission is $27 per person at the door, or purchase advance tickets online until May 11th for $22 per person. Children under 12 free, non-alcoholic drinks provided for those under 21.Gold Level Highland Wine Club Members receive two free admissions. May case sale - 15% off cases purchases. Purchase dicount tickets now online.

King Arthur Flour Weekend! "Roll With It Baby" Rolls and Small Breads Workshop at Hunt Hill Farm - New Milford


44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300.

Saturday, May 14, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. You don't need to travel to Vermont to experience the famous King Arthur Baking Education Center. It's right here at the Silo! Classes will be taught by Jessica Myers. Chef Meyers has a culinary arts background and has worked at King Arthur Flour since 2001 as a Baking Education Center instructor and assistant, an instructor for King Arthur's Traveling Baking Demos, and on the Bakers' Hotline.In this class, students will work with a variety of yeast doughs to create a selection of rolls such as Grainy Garlic, Olive, and Crescents, as well as produce small rolled breads like Raisin Cinnamon and Stromboli.  All recipes are easily adapted to traditional large-size bread loaves.(Full participation)  Teens welcome.$85, per person or 2 for $160.