Berkshire Birding with experts from Audubon Connecticut - Sharon Audubon

05/14/2012 to 05/16/2012

325 Cornwall Bridge Rd., Rte. 4, Sharon, CT 06069. Phone: (860)364-0520.

On Monday thru Wednesday with a peak season of 130 species springtime in the Northwest Connecticut promises to be a birder's paradise. This location in the foothills of the Connecticut Berkshires offers a great view of a huge variety of birds as they travel north in mid-May. Scott Heth, the Director of Sharon Audubon  and other Audubon naturalists, will lead us on a three-day birding tour starting on our own 400-acre campus. Visits to local area birding hotspots reveal a variety of warblers native to our habitats as well as more unusual species passing through during late migration. Visits to local area birding hotspots reveal a variety of warblers native to our habitats as well as more unusual species passing through during late migration. Field trips include forest, wetland and grassland habitats to diversify the list for the program. Trip destinations may include White Memorial Conservation Center, Sharon Audubon Center, Kent River Road, and other local hotspots. The Isabella Freedman campus also provides significant opportunity to see a variety of birds.Beginner to intermediate birders welcome! Each field trip is accessible by van. There are no unusual or difficult walking condition though extended walking along trails will be required.The goal of the program is to improve birding skills and to enjoy birding together. We hope to not only be able to help you generate an impressive list of birds during your stay here but also to help build your birding skills while relaxing in a beautiful part of the world. Experience the springtime beauty of the northwestern CT!

Bristol's Muzzy Field a forgotten ballpark

05/17/2012

98 Summer St., Bristol, CT

7 p.m., Doug Malan, author of "Muzzy Field...Tales from a Forgotten Ballpark," will present a slideshow and an inclusive Q and A – inclusive in that Doug does not want the audience to wait until the program is over to ask questions but would prefer they be integrated into the program. Doug Malan is a writer and member of the Society for American Baseball Research. He also is the author of a children's book, "Let's Go to the Ballpark!" and contributed to the book, "Baseball/Literature/Culture: Essays, 2008-2009." Admission is free for members of the Bristol Historical Society; admission is $5 for non-members.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

8th Annual Blue Gold at The White Gallery--HVRHS Student Artists Exhibit--Lakeville

05/18/2012 to 05/20/2012

342 Main St., Lakeville, CT 06039. Phone: 860-435-1029.

HVRHS STUDENT ARTISTS EXHIBIT FOR 8TH ANNUAL BLUE  GOLD AT THE WHITE Lakeville, CT., May 8, 2012 - Spring is in the air and with it comes the annual Blue  Gold at The White.  Now, in its eighth season, the popular Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) art show will open on Friday, May 18 and run through Sunday, May 20th. An opening artists' reception is planned for Friday night from 4 - 7 pm with pizza provided by Deano's Pizza in Lakeville.   "We look forward to this show every year," said Tino Galluzzo, director of The White Gallery. "The students' artwork is so diversified and the students themselves are a pleasure to work with."  Works represented in this year's show cover a broad spectrum of mediums including acrylic, gouache, watercolor and egg tempura paintings; graphite, pastel, charcoal, colored pencil and oil pastel drawings; mixed media collage; traditional film and digital photography in black  white and color; sculpture; animation and printmaking.   "This year funds will help cover two large expenses that are over and above our regular annual budget; a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum in New York City, and a new course, 'Art of Photography,'" said Warren Prindle, art teacher at HVRHS. "Although we have field trips in our budget, a trip like this has several substantial costs that go beyond our regular field trip budget, and the photography course requires substantial funds to upgrade the cameras."  Prindle added that a generous donation by the Housatonic Valley Art League of Great Barrington, MA (formerly the Sheffield Art League) has contributed to the field trip, and that a grant from the 21st Century Fund, a community based organization that supports innovation at HVRHS, has provided money for the photography course that will be offered fall 2012.   "The Blue  Gold is very fortunate to have so many supporters and volunteers," added Prindle. In addition to The White Gallery and Deano's Pizza, sponsors include John Borden -- Sotheby's International Realty, The Sharon Women's Club, Peter Beck's Village Store and framing by Frames on Wheels.   Returning to judge the show this year are local artists, Pieter Lefferts and Allen Blagden.   Special hours for this show are Friday - Sunday 10 am - 5 pm. The White Gallery is located at 342 Main Street, Lakeville, CT.

The White Gallery Hosts Housatonic Valley Regional High School's 7th Annual Blue Gold--Lakeville

05/18/2012 to 05/20/2012

342 Main St., Lakeville, CT 06039. Phone: 860-435-1029.

The White Gallery hosts the opening of the Housatonic Valley Regional High School's 7th Annual Blue  Gold.  It will run May 18 -20.  We're honored to have hosted this show since it first opened. Under the watchful eye of high school art teacher (and local artist) Warren Prindle, this show has become a springtime tradition.  Make sure to come out and support these wonderful young artists!

Fourth Annual Celebration of Art at the Naugatuck Historical Society

05/19/2012

195 Water Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770. Phone: 203-729-9039.

FOURTH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF ART AT THE NAUGATUCK HISTORICAL SOCIETY Naugatuck CT- The Naugatuck Historical Society, 195 Water St., is pleased to announce The Fourth Annual Celebration on Art. The opening reception will take place on Saturday May 19 from 7-10 pm. The art work will include all genre's of artistic work strictly from Connecticut artists. Tickets will be $10.00 for members and $15 for non-members. That evening will be a meet and greet of the artists, with refreshments, wine,soda, appetizers, and musical entertainment. The Historical Society is also offering a completely free event on Sunday for anyone to come and view art. Most of the art will be for sale and all proceeds go to fund the Naugatuck Historical Society and it's many programs.

Farm Day at Flanders Nature Center--Woodbury

05/19/2012

Flanders Road, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711.

On Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 10AM  to 4PM at Flanders Nature Center's VanVleck Farm and Nature Sanctuary  take a trip back in time and recapture the sights, sounds and smells of a real New England farm at our celebration of the outdoors.  The day's events include live farm animals, tractor rides, gardening tips andd talks, demonstrations of crafts and outdoor cooking and live music and entertainment.  Cost $5 per person; $15 per family-$30 groups of 8 or more.

FONDUE (FUNDUE) night at Haight Brown Vineyard - Litchfield

05/19/2012

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

May 19th-the every growing, every popular FONDUE (FUNDUE) night. $35 gets you wine tasting, cheese fondue and the chocolate fountain. You won't leave hungry!

History on the Go! Sharon Historical Society

05/19/2012

18 Main St., Sharon, CT Phone: 860-364-5688.

Brent Colley, "Peaks, Corners, and Valleys," a well-rounded look at Sharon's past, featuring stops at sites of interest in Amenia Union and Sharon Valley, and on Jackson Hill. Cost is $15/person per tour, $40/person for all three! Reservations are necessary and tickets are limited to 30 people per tour. To reserve your spot, e-mail sharonhistoricalsociety@yahoo.com or call 860-364-5688.

Great Strides Walk in Southbury For Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

05/19/2012

601 Old Field Rd., Southbury, CT 06488. Phone: 203-725-8558.

On Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Ballantine Park in Southbury the Connecticut Chaper of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will launch a  3.68 mile walk.  This Tribury event is part of Great Strides the largest CF fundraising event in the country.  The event starts at 9AM with registration, activities for the kids.   Live music.  Walk starts at 10AM and will include a rest stop along the route.  Call to register and get further information.

Music Mountain--15th Presentation of an Evening of Words and Music--Lakeville

05/19/2012

Rtes. 63 and 7, Lakeville, CT 06039. Phone: 860-824-7126.

On Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 7PM the 15th Presentation of an Evening of Words and Music will be held at Music Mountain.  The event will benefit the David M. Hunt Library of Falls Village.  Call for further information.